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CUCAMARAS – Lift-off with ‘Window Seat’

Hot on the heels of July’s ‘Keep It Cool’, CUCAMARAS today reveal the second side of their AA-side single release: ‘Window Seat’ (via Ditto Music).

Serving-up two ice-cold, lo-fi cuts to keep your Summer soundtrack well refreshed, ‘Window Seat’ is very much the slacker sister of its opposing number: ‘Keep It Cool’. Listen to the AA-side single here:

DLMT Brings Uplifting Grooves on “Love The Way You Move (Feat. Sara Diamond)”

“Love The Way You Move” follows “Freak” and “Elevate,” serving as the third single to be unveiled from DLMT’s forthcoming Restart EP, out September 4th on Dim Mak. The new collection of music promises adventurous house grooves saturated with emotional depth. Songs off the EP have already seen massive support in the dance music community, with “Elevate” peaking at #2 on 1001 Tracklists’ Newcomers Chart & #7 Top Overall Tracks Chart, alongside DJ support from the likes of MK, Richie Hawtin, Martin Garrix and David Guetta.


Serving as a diary of sorts, the album, produced by Matthew E. White, recounts the twelve-month period of personal reinvention which resulted in Croll’s move to Los Angeles from Liverpool with each song telling a story about his life in narrative order. Alongside the release of the album, Croll has partnered with The Wild Honey Pie to release a stripped-back version of “Surreal” –

Rising artist Kathleen shares a new track and video “Adeline,”

“When John-Robert and Ricky asked me to be a part of the song, I was already a fan,” Kathleen says. “In thinking of my own role in the story of ‘Adeline,’ I definitely related to that idea that it brings forth—that love can exist in many forms, and just because it’s over or not mutual in the way you might’ve originally hoped – doesn’t have to mean you stop caring for them. You can still love that person, you both can still love each other regardless of the shape that it takes.”

Liam Bailey Announces New Album “Ekundayo” & Drops New Single

Big Crown Records is proud to present Ekundayo, Liam Bailey’s debut album on the label and to release the new single today, “White Light”. Pre-order the Limited Edition BCR Webstore exclusive Cherry Bomb colored LP (200 piece pressing), standard black LP, and CD in the BCR Webstore today. Standard black LP and CD are also available for pre-order on bandcamp, at all finer record shops, and other online retailers as well. Ekundayo is produced entirely by Leon Michels and the chemistry between these two in the studio is undeniable. Stream the new single “White Light” today on all digital platforms, a heavy duty, feel good Reggae tune that is sure to brighten everyone’s day and have you dancing and singing along.

Liam Bailey announces new album on Big Crown Records

Colter Wall Releases “High & Mighty” from Upcoming Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs

Swift Current, Saskatchewan – Canadian Country and Western star Colter Wall just dropped “High & Mighty,” the final single from his upcoming, self-produced album Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs before its release on August 28th. “‘High & Mighty’ is a Saskatchewan saddle bronc song written by Lewis Martin Pederson III,” says Wall. “LMP hails from around Abbey, Saskatchewan, not far from where I grew up. He’s known for rodeoing, his poetry, and in the ’70s he put out three great records—that I know of. Saddle bronc riding is my favourite rodeo event and upon hearing Pederson’s album Rodeo No.1 Sport, I immediately knew I wanted to cut it on a record.”

Underdog Afrobeat Artist, JayQ The Legend, Triumphs in Black Charts

You might have thought that with all the amazing tracks released from stars like Beyoncé, Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion, and Dutchavelli in recent weeks, there’d be no room for underdogs in this week’s black music charts. However, British Virgin Islands bred JayQ the Legend has snagged the number 2 spot in this week’s charts, leaving the big stars playing catch-up to his recently released summer anthem ‘Amazing Girl’.

Rising Pop – Country Singer/Songwriter Flo Releases Debut Single, “Talking to Myself”

Rising Pop-Country singer/ songwriter and electrifying newcomer Flo, is strutting her way to the top with the release of her latest single, “Talking To Myself.” The song details an all too familiar struggle of those who have had to waste precious youth and energy on unrequited love – but Flo is not standing for it anymore. The lyrics exist to empower the brokenhearted while the beat erupts, and the world stops to take note of a perspective that deserves to be heard. Flo’s sparkling charisma, paired with the praising potential of “Talking To Myself,” takes center stage and enters the scene as the diamond in the rough.


Miami native David Lyn is bringing a different type of energy to his listeners, contrary to his racially charged single “Can’t Breathe.” Displaying his distinct, diverse talent David Lyn releases his new steamy jam for the ladies “4AM” produced by Bassto (Koffee’s “W”, Jorja Smith “Be Honest”), accompanied with a vibrant and splashy video. Delivering pulsating trap-style beats paired with not so subtle lyrics and a reggae flare, David Lyn outlines how it all goes down in the wee hours of the night. In the midst of an “entanglement” culture “4AM” is the player’s handbook on how to navigate.

Alt-Country Songwriter Rachel Angel Releases New EP, ‘Highway Songs,’ via Public Works Records

Despite all the internal and external obstacles Rachel, and all of us, have been facing, the songs on this EP are filled with so much strength and confidence. Rachel blazes a trail for all of us listening to manifest her same outlaw energy and take on everything coming our way—I know you’ll be just as enamored with these tracks as I am. To hear some of what Rachel has to say about the song “Bring Me Down” and the EP as a whole, you can head over to The Bluegrass Situation!


Specializing in ominous street narratives delivered over classic guitar instrumentals, T9ine is the next artist of Tampa destined to make a name for himself. Today the 18-year old shares his new video for “3 Deep,” an expressive declaration that shows off T9ine’s soulful edge. The new song produced by Datboishai and Prod Mac demonstrates T9ine’s melodic vocal texture over a smooth, mid-tempo trap ballet.


Today singer, songwriter and guitarist Howie Payne releases a brand new single, ‘It Feels Like Summer’, the first taste of the ex-Stands frontman’s much anticipated forthcoming solo album, soon to be announced for release in early 2021. The new single follows recent EP release ‘In Dreams’, the latest addition to a much-admired solo career begun with Howie’s Ethan Johns-produced 2009 debut album, ‘Bright Light Ballads’, followed by 2017’s ‘Mountain’.

Drone Artist ALASKAN TAPES Signs To Nettwerk; Shares “We”       

Alaskan Tapes is the ever-evolving ambient music project of Toronto-based composer Brady Kendall. Today, he shares his introspective new song, “We.” When asked about the track, Brady says “‘We’ was recorded during the first phase of the pandemic, when everyone was trying to get used to being alone. Writing this track was the only way I could find comfort in the solitude. It was recorded on my old Spinnet piano, and is intentionally kind of ugly, in a nice way.”

Post-hardcore band Foreveratlast unite the good, bad, and unknown on “Holy Ghost” single

In 2015, Indianapolis quartet foreveratlast delivered an album called Ghosts Again that elicited praise from both Rock Sound and Alternative Press for resurrecting the 2000’s post-hardcore scene. With a freshly inked Victory Records deal, becoming a band of epic proportions seemed to be on the horizon. After touring heavily in support of that release the band took an extended stay-at-home to record the follow-up to the album. Today, foreveratlast has emerged with a brand new single and music video titled “Holy Ghost.”

Jimmy Chamberlin Complex (Smashing Pumpkins) Announce New LP

Jimmy Chamberlin Complex announce new album Honor, due out September 25th via Make Records. Legendary Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin teams up with bassist/producer Billy Mohler and guitarist Sean Wollstenhulme for Honor, while also featuring Frank Catalano and Kneebody members Adam Benjamin, Ben Wendell and Shane Endsley.

Baby Plug Releases New Music Video for “Murder Rate” Out Now!

Baby Plug always kept his eyes and ears opened. By listening to and watching those around him, the Atlanta-based MC absorbed the necessary skills to survive in the trap and, ultimately, tell his story through rap. Rising up from high school years split between the streets and County to acclaim from The Fader, Lyrical Lemonade, and more, the 19-year-old filtered these truths into his RECORDS/Epic Records debut EP, Topic.

INCANTATION: New Full-Length, Sect Of Vile Divinities

For over thirty years, INCANTATION has consistently remained one of the underground’s most influential and respected artists in the genre. True to form, Sect Of Vile Divinities sees the legendary band adhering to the ways of the old-school, unleashing twisted, mangled, and utterly disgusting death metal once again.

United Shapes premieres “Peppermint” on V13

Prolific Austin indie pop duo United Shapes announced their long-awaited debut studio album, Compound Shapes, with a video for its lead single “Peppermint” on V13.

“If you ever needed proof of the age-old saying that slow and steady wins the race, you need not look further than to Austin duo United Shapes,” V13’s Aaron Willschick writes. “Peppermint” [is] a Devo-esque sounding song with a classic feel to it.”

Freshen Up Your Day with United Shapes’ “Peppermint” Music Video [Premiere]


This year continues to be a stellar one for the 21-year-old Atlanta-based rapper. Her track, “Bitch From Da Souf (Remix)” featuring Saweetie and Trina, was recently RIAA-certified Gold, making Mulatto the first solo female rapper from Atlanta to accomplish this feat. As Mulatto continues to climb the charts –#3 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart and Top 10 on the Nielsen BDS Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop National Airplay chart this week, the “Muwop” video featuring Gucci Mane has reached 10 million views. Revealed last week, Latto is one of only two women inducted into the XXL 2020 Freshman Class, earning her another major milestone in her burgeoning career. In addition to her own music, Mulatto has been inescapable; from her recent cameo in Cardi B’s “WAP” video featuring Megan Thee Stallion, to countless features including NLE Choppa’s “Make Em Say,” and Hitmaka’s “Thot Box (Remix),” proving that Big Latto is bigger and better than ever before.

Multi-Talented Artist Micah Willis Teams Up With Producer Austin Payne On New EP

Ask Micah Willis about his love affair with music, and he’ll tell you that it’s a bit hard to describe. “There’s just something magical about music,” he shares. “It just makes me feel good.”

Willis’ new EP, X, is sure to make you feel the same way.

Willis’ eclectic style – an infectious blend of pop, funk and hip-hop – shines through on X and likely comes from his range of influences, which includes artists like The Weeknd and Fleetwood Mac.


Rock vixen Jesse Jo Stark released her new single, “Tangerine,” today across all digital and streaming platforms. Enchanting and anthemic, the song is a shoegaze and country-soaked soundscape that feeds your soul. A California dipped track for a nation dreaming of summer, Jesse Jo transports listeners away with her sultry tenor and poetic visions.

Sivion, Bavu Blakes, The ARE show love on “S.L.Y.”

Back in his long-haired heyday, Michael Bolton proclaimed that “love is such a wonderful thing”. That man has never lied. The wordplay rings true to this day. Anyway, do yourself a solid. Look in the mirror and repeat: “somebody loves you”. Let’s do this.

Emi Meyer shares tender new single “When I Lose Control”

Today, Emi Meyer shares a liberating and carefree single, called “When I Lose Control”. We partnered with Atwood Magazine to bring you a behind the scenes look at the joyous tune, produced with five-time Grammy Award winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’ in music capital Nashville Tennessee. “When I Lose Control” is the second single from upcoming project ‘Franklin’, slated for release in late September. Check out what Atwood calls “A buoyant, hearty groove full of fire and soul “.

Premiere: Emi Meyer Lets Go to the Groove with “When I Lose Control” ft. Keb’ Mo’

DON’T SLEEP Premiere Retro-Futuristic Video ‘We Remain’ (Dag Nasty, ALL)

In a pop-culture landscape that lives and dies by viral videos and non-stop scrolling, DON’T SLEEP kicks-out the gang-vocal punching new music video “We Remain.” The track comes as another peek into their upcoming album, Turn The Tide.

Brontë Fall Releases “Finishing School”

Brontë Fall, the songwriting pen name of classically trained multi-instrumentalist Teri Bracken, embodies the spirit a centuries-old push by the Brontë sisters to have their—and all women’s—voices heard. Within her sophomore effort, Finishing School, Bracken embraces Charlotte, Emily, and Anne’s fight against the ever-evolving societal restraint on women; at times with a sword and armor and at times with words and ideas. Out today, Finishing School features six songs that find Bracken growing beyond her roots in orchestral music with a broadening of influences and cross-genre songwriting.

The Accents releases new single “Talk It Over” today!

Good things take time to develop and The Accent’s forthcoming Still On Film EP is no exception. Co-produced by Mike Brandolino (of rising Canadian indie-pop group Valley), the EP is a collection of stories navigating self-doubt set to shimmery synth lines and punchy samples that weave in and out of driving 808 beats.

Greyson Chance Reveals Deeply Personal New Track “Bad To Myself” Via Arista Records

Today, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/musician and LGBTQIA activist Greyson Chance releases “Bad To Myself”, his most personal and raw song yet, along with an accompanying music video via Arista Records. “Bad To Myself” serves as an admission from Greyson to his fans of his ongoing struggle with anorexia and how he was able to find the strength to begin healing. The video chronicles a dark period of Greyson’s life, showcasing the unraveling of his mental health over the last couple of years.