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Today, multi-platinum rapper, Nasty C, also known as the “coolest kid in Africa,” drops his long-awaited album, ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER via Def Jam Recordings. The album follows the long-brewing buzz on Nasty C’s major mainstream crossover with fans around the globe anticipating its release. ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER is available on all digital platforms now.
Lil Lotus Drops ‘All My Little Scars Vol. 3’
Today, Lil Lotus drops All My Little Scars Vol. 3, the final installment to his three-part EP series. Following All My Little Scars Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, the latest EP features the previously released uniquely vibrant standout hit, “Razor,” as well as, the Dylan Brady (100 Gecs)-produced duet with Sophie Meiers, “Do Better!”. Lil Lotus’ All My Scars EP series has shown him to be a versatile artist allowing Lotus to blend genres while exploring different ways of telling his story.
Today, LA-based Alt-R&B artist Alt Bloom releases his new single in collaboration with gnash titled “text talk touch” – listen HERE. The single serves as a follow up to Alt Bloom’s summer debut EP Astronaut Complex, and finds that cool balance between classic R&B, hip-hop, and alternative pop.
Starting out as playfully detached and flirtatious, “text talk touch” journeys along melodies filled with acoustic guitar, funky synths, and lazy beats, eventually owning up to cautious optimism and hope in a blossoming romance.
Wood & Wire Release No Matter Where It Goes From Here via Blue Corn Music
“I don’t like bluegrass, but I love you guys,” is something Wood & Wire hear often from new fans, and while the band never claims to defy categorization—they are, after all, a four-piece band made up of guitar, bass, banjo, and mandolin—they certainly ignore the notion of musical boundaries. Today, Wood & Wire released No Matter Where It Goes From Here, a whirlwind of songs and styles sprung from the band’s punk, hardcore, and jazz backgrounds and crafted into a cohesive, collective work; one certainly capable of earning yet another Grammy nomination for the band. Already, No Matter Where it Goes From Here has garnered praise from the likes of American Songwriter, No Depression, Wide Open Country, Fretboard Journal, and The Boot ahead of today’s release.
RUTH B. SHEDS AN OLD LOVE AND FOLLOWS A FRESH MUSICAL PATH ON HER NEW SINGLE, “DIRTY NIKES”
Sleek, chic, and honest – a voice in a million describes Ruth B., who captured the world’s attention with “Lost Boy”, and is now back with her latest single, “Dirty Nikes”. Available on Downtown Records/The Orchard on August 28, this intimate, alluring track also signals a captivating shift in her musical style.
Fueled by chilled beats, smoldering soulful rhythms, and Ruth’s quietly compelling vocals, “Dirty Nikes” explores the emotional act of letting go of an ex-love – even the minuscule reminders like dirty Nike shoes. The accompanying video evocatively portrays the shadowy, sometimes unpredictable, moods involved with leaving an old love behind.
Lonr. Releases “The End” Music Video
Today, 2x GRAMMY Award-winning artist Lonr. unleashes a special expanded edition of his acclaimed debut EP Land Of Nothing Real. Get the EP HERE via Epic Records.
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Release New Album “Scorpio” Today – Share Video For “Easy Action”
New Jersey-based rock n’ roll trio THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX have released their new studio album, ‘Scorpio’, today via Tee Pee Records. The group, which originally formed in the mid-90s, consists of lead vocalist/bassist Chris Kosnik, drummer Bob Pantella, and guitarist Garrett Sweeny, all of whom are past or present members of the band Monster Magnet. Scorpio is the follow up to the group’s 2017 full-length ‘Force Field’, and their eighth studio LP overall spanning more than two decades.
WHITNEY WOERZ RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “RETROGRADE”
With over 135 million YouTube views and 20 million streams to date, powerful artist and vocalist Whitney Woerz stuns again with new track “Retrograde,” out today. Letting out jazz-y runs, hypnotic hooks, and an unfiltered operatic scream from the gut, Whitney sparks a physical reaction with every performance in the studio and on stage, and new track “Retrograde” certainly doesn’t miss the mark.
Legendary UK Dance act Faithless announce their first new album in ten years, ‘All Blessed’, released on BMG on October 23rd. The first single to be taken from ‘All Blessed’, the uplifting Balearic ‘Synthesizer’ is out today and follows the immaculate ‘This Feeling’ ft. Suli Breaks & Nathan Ball.
Austin Ingerman (Lead Guitarist for Band New Years Day) Releases New Single + Video for “Diesel Fuel” From His Solo Project Featuring James Renshaw on Drums! 1
“Diesel Fuel” is the first release from a collection of instrumental songs recorded over the last three years in four different studios around the country. This particular one was recorded at the legendary Steakhouse Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California with “The Wizard” Chris Collier (Korn, Fear Factory, George Lynch).
Cleveland art-rock duo mr. Gnome recently announced their long-awaited return with the new double LP, The Day You Flew Away, out October 16th, 2020 on El Marko Records. On their first album since 2014’s critically acclaimed The Heart of a Dark Star, the duo of singer/guitarist Nicole Barille and drummer/pianist Sam Meister have managed to create a sonic snapshot of life, pain, loss, and light that runs the spectrum of human emotion.
New Music From The Struts & Albert Hammond Jr “Another Hit Of Showmanship” Out Now On Interscope Records
Today, globally adored rock band The Struts share a powerhouse new single called “Another Hit of Showmanship,” with Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes on guitar. The UK-bred four-piece’s first new music in over a year, “Another Hit of Showmanship” is available now via Interscope Records at all digital retailers.
NOTHING BUT THIEVES ANNOUNCE NEW TRACK AND VIDEO “UNPERSON” OUT NOW VIA SONY MUSIC UK/RCA RECORDS
Southend five-piece Nothing But Thieves have announced the release of new track and video “Unperson”, which is available now. The song is available as an instant grat for their forthcoming new album Moral Panic and follows their recent singles “Is Everybody Going Crazy?” and “Real Love Song”.
Company Store was recorded at Toronto’s Lincoln Country Social Club with John Dinsmore as engineer (NQ Arbuckle, The Strumbellas, Oh Susanna), mixed by Dave Shiffman (PUP, The Strumbellas, The Darcy’s) and mastered by Harold Hess (Arkells, Danko Jones, Monster Truck).
ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS Unveils “Ghost Heart” Video
Pioneering vocalist Burton C. Bell presents his new creative endeavor in the form of industrial-tinged goth rock outfit ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS. Today, the band – completed by John Bechdel and Jayce Lewis – unveils “Ghost Heart,” the first single from their upcoming album Apocrypha, set for release October 9th via Dissonance Productions.
Dirtybird label head and boss Claude VonStroke has collaborated and remixed artists across the dance music spectrum, but few of those collaborators have been in the picture for over 20 years as Catz ‘n Dogz have. Today, they return with the brand-new EP, RAGGADAGGA.
CHLOE LILAC RELEASES SOPHOMORE EP, “DOUCHEBAG,” OUT NOW VIA RCA RECORDS
A project whose release marks the culmination of a period of unprecedented growth for the rising artist, DOUCHEBAG embodies a hard look inward — a fearless, anthemic collection of tracks intended to inspire raw strength from within. Chloe describes, “As a young woman I’m so conditioned to just take what men give me and thank them for it. These songs on my EP are about empowering myself and my listeners to give them strength to manifest confidence. It’s for myself and for them. It’s both.”
PAUL COLLINS’ “ANOTHER WORLD – THE BEST OF THE ARCHIVES” LP OUT SEP. 11TH
Culled from Paul Collins’ personal archives Another World – The Best Of The Archives compiles previously unreleased tracks going back to 1978 and the early days of the Paul Collins’ Beat. All of these songs have been carefully remastered.
IZZY HELTAI INSPIRED BY NON-GLAMOROUS SIDE OF TOURING IN NEW SINGLE “SONGBIRD” + DEBUT LP “FATHER” OUT 10/9
“Izzy Heltai has the contemporary indie folk vibe nailed down perfectly,” Americana Highways said in the premiere. “With a song that has both widespread appeal on the pop edge and layers of musicality, ‘Songbird’ is one not to be missed. Here’s to sleeping in our cars.” “Songbird” follows the release of lead single “The Stranger You’ve Become,” a compelling track about betrayal.
Atlanta Newcomer, 5AM Needs You To “Pull Up” To The Function Today
Recently, up-and-coming Atlanta artist/producer 5AM made his return with his track “Automatic.” Today, he’s back with his latest offering, “Pull Up” via 1865/Interscope Records. On the feel-good record 5AM fuses funky pop and R&B production filled with a vibrant metronomic groove and his signature vocal delivery and flow. The track radiates the perfect blend of melodies for a surreal end-of-summer blowout.
Brent Cobb releases new single ‘Shut Up And Sing’
Conceived of by Cobb, the video features archival footage that highlights the importance various songs have played throughout history, from Bruce Springsteen to Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton to Marvin Gaye. Of the track, which was written with his wife, Layne, Cobb comments, “Anything I have to say about the song will hopefully speak for itself. So, I’ll just shut up and sing…”
HUNTER PORTER SHARES “NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE”
Today we’re sharing the new single from Southern California songwriter Hunter Porter. He’s been a member of touring bands for years, and only recently began to focus more on his own projects. “Nothing Left To Lose”, his first single of 2020, is a slowburn song about struggling to communicate with someone you love, but at the end of the day, knowing you’d do anything for them.
YULIEN OVIEDO ESTRENA EL ESPERADO TEMA “FLOTANDO”
Yulien Oviedo llega con una propuesta original con el tema “Flotando”, canción que viene de la mano de un video musical muy al estilo Hollywood, dirigido por Alain Brito. El cantante Cubano apuesta al mercado internacional con este lanzamiento ya que es un tema Urbano muy diferente y fresco a lo que se esta escuchando en el mercado.
“I wrote ‘Bird Girl’ when I was feeling somewhat displaced, like I could go anywhere and nobody would notice,” says genre-jumping indie artist Julia Bhatt about her rhythmic new single. “The idea that there are communities all around the world, having no relation to you, is awesome. You can get away from your problems and go somewhere else.” Ultimately, she says “Bird Girl” is about feeling more at home with yourself than with any one place.
TWRP PAY TRIBUTE TO MOMS WITH NEW SINGLE “ONLY THE BEST”
Canada’s TWRP, who personifies the sound of the future imagined in the 80s, is excited to share their latest single “Only the Best” from their forthcoming album Over the Top, out September 25th. “Only the Best” is a thank you letter addressed not only to TWRP’s moms, but to all the moms of the world – for their patience, love, and support. Featuring sparkly synthesizers, blazing guitar solos, and some very lighthearted talkbox vocals, TWRP fits their familiar optimism into a punchy little new-wave song, reminding us all that we should probably call home more often.
MURA MASA REMIXES WALLOWS RIAA-CERTIFIED GOLD SONG OF THE SUMMER “ARE YOU BORED YET? (FEAT CLAIRO)”
The single, taken from Wallows debut album Nothing Happens, received an RIAA Gold certification in April and has now surpassed 266M global streams. AYBY was also named one of Spotify’s predictions for Songs of the Summer 2020 along with features on Rolling Stone’s “Trending 25” and “Artist 500” charts.
Co-produced by Kelly and longtime collaborator Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer) and recorded at Dreamland Recording Studios in upstate New York, Shape & Destroy documents Kelly’s journey through maintaining his sobriety and facing his past. Across 13 new songs, he addresses these experiences and setbacks with unvarnished honesty, grace and conviction
Como costumbre, J. Álvarez lanza un tema hoy viernes, que forma parte de la serie “El Jonson”. La canción “Casanova” es un tema romántico que tiene participación especial de “DBWOY”, artista nuevo, muy talentoso, de Medellin, Colombia. J. Álvarez se destaca en el negocio por siempre estar abierto a ayudar a talentos emergentes en el genero Urbano. Con su propia disquera a encaminado a artistas como Carlitos Rossy, Jonna Torres, Persa, entre otros.
New Age Star Sangeeta Kaur Release Illuminance, Produced by Peter Kater
Classical crossover/New Age star Sangeeta Kaur has announced that her extraordinary new album, Illuminance, will be released today, Friday, August 28, on Domo Records. Produced by multi-Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist Peter Kater and co-produced by Sangeeta, Illuminance follows a series of highly acclaimed albums by the classically trained Vietnamese-American artist, including last year’s breakthrough, Compassion, which debuted at No. 1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases.
Armon Hassan Releases New Single “Rebel”
Milwaukee native Armon Hassan is making headway as an alternative solo artist. Definition of his “emo-driven” sound takes inspiration from artists such as Post Malone, Lil Peep, & Arizona Zervas. Further encompassing the real and (often) heartbreak message in his 2020 singles “Numb For You” & “Leave Me (Out of Your Head)” the message stays true to anyone who feels lost.
“We all feel vulnerable sometimes. I’m aiming to just kind of embrace it,” says Armon.
Armon’s latest single “Rebel” is out today, Friday, August 28, via N43 Records.
Fredericksburg, VA’s Karen Jonas released her fifth studio The Southwest Sky and Other Dreams today via Yellow Brick Records.
The Boot shared an exclusive album preview stream and raves: “Throughout The Southwest Sky and Other Dreams, Jonas bends and melds her vocals to meet each moment; in doing so, she’ll remind listeners of a variety of fellow singer-songwriters, from Jewel to Brandi Carlile. “Farmer John,” in particular, offers an Alanis Morissette-style, vaguely vaudevillian howl.”
Comprised of masterful musicians John Torres and Scott Packham, indie-pop duo COLOR FIELDS has released their latest single, “Pendulum.”
“Pendulum” is the title track from COLOR FIELDS’ forthcoming EP, which officially drops on September 18.
Beautifully raw and relatable, “Pendulum” gives us a thoughtful look at the many phases and faces of love.
NEW INDIE MUSIC DOCUMENTARY ON THE BAND “THE MATCHES”
Who are The Matches? Like many acts in the early 2000s, The Matches were set to be the next big ‘thing.’ After building a tight-knit music community in the Bay Area, they broke out and became an international touring act. An eclectic group of artistic ‘weirdos,’ the band grew a thriving, cult fan base worldwide. For nearly a decade, The Matches toured mercilessly, but never could seem to return with more than a few hundred dollars. Between exhaustion and defeat, the band dissolved in 2009. In 2014, they humbly decided to reunite for what started as a small local show in San Francisco.
ANIMATED DUO DAAM! DROPS “OCEAN” FEATURING HEX VIA 12TONE MUSIC
DAAM!, the animated supergroup who released their futuristic, yet 80s music themed, Miami Vice inspired, trap infused R&B debut single “Black Lambo” upon landing on earth have announced the release of their second track “Ocean” featuring Hex. DAAM! shares, “Hex had this super wavy sound that we really f*cked with. His vibes just matched the whole theme of the song! Luckily Earth got this whole internet thing on lock so we hit him up on ‘gram and.. Ocean Waves were made!!!”
Baby Plug Releases New Song & Music Video for “DRACO”!
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.