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“David Poe gives the singer-songwriter genre a much-needed jolt.” –Rolling Stone
David Poe’s electrifying new single, “Gun For A Mouth,” arrives September 18th, 2020 on ECR Music Group (SONY/Orchard). It’s the first song from his forthcoming album Everyone’s Got A Camera (2021). “Gun For A Mouth” follows a handful of pointed single releases including “Who Built The Wall” and “What The President Said” that fired up social media, shared by the likes of Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and T Bone Burnett.
“Every songwriter worth their salt is striving for the kind of balanced poetry and simplicity that Poe seems to just pour out,” said No Depression of Poe’s most recent full-length effort God & The Girl. NME describes Poe’s songs as “Storytelling with beautiful, lush, guitar-underpinned music.” The Village Voice declared him “The major domo of songwriters.”
Yusuf / Cat Stevens New Album “Tea for the Tillerman2” Out Today Via UMe
Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ incredible reimagining Tea for the Tillerman² is released today via UMe. The album, which includes previously released singles “Where Do The Children Play?,” “On The Road To Find Out” and latest release “Father And Son,” is already receiving critical acclaim across the globe. Mojo confirms that there is “tangible conceptual integrity across these beefier, richly detailed new versions,” and the album is described as “a powerful way to track the passing of time” by the NME. Rolling Stone enthused, “The new renditions of the 11 Tea for the Tillerman tracks are not note-for-note recreations. In many cases, they are lusher than the sparse originals and some take surprising left turns, like a funkafied ‘Longer Boats’ featuring guest vocals from rapper Brother Ali.
WHETHAN AND OLIVER TREE REUNITE FOR “FREEFALL”
“Me and Oliver have been working together forever,” Whethan shared. “We put out ‘When I’m Down’ 4 years ago and it was our first song that really blew up and got us both record deals. Here we are, years later, still working together and we’re putting out our best song to date.”
“I made this song before I retired,” Oliver Tree explained, “there’s a couple features that I have from pre-retirement that may or may not come out.”
SAINT MOTEL RELEASE “THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK: PART 2”
The five-song collection is highlighted by lead single “Preach” whose official music video is available to stream on the band’s YouTube channel. Part 2 also features the previously released track, “A Good Song Never Dies” which debuted in PlayStation’s MLB The Show 20. Keep on the lookout for accompanying visualizers and acoustic videos which are currently in pre-production. Conceptually, “THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK” is modeled after a three-act movie, sometimes referred to as the “Hero’s Journey” storyline, manifested as three Parts that eventually combine to form a single album.
Today, Ft. Worth, Texas-based singer/songwriter Garrett Owen releases his new album Quiet Lives, garnering support from The Boot, American Songwriter, The Bluegrass Situation, The Dallas Observer, KXT, and more. Though he revisits familiar subject matter such as the push-pull of relationships, love, and loss, Quiet Lives is about growth, informed by the perspective gained from his unique life experience.
FOOGIANO TAPS DABABY FOR “MOLLY (BABY MAMA)” REMIX
Rising ATL-based artist Foogiano is enlisting the help of rap phenomenon DaBaby for an anthemic remix of “Molly (Baby Mama).” The fan-favorite track now has an explosive verse from the Charlotte-grown DaBaby, who appears along with a cameo from Gucci Mane in a new music video that highlights Foogiano’s vibrant personality and acting skills, streaming now via YouTube HERE.
UK’S GORGON CITY COLLABORATE WITH BROOKLYN’S EVAN GIIA CONTINUING THEIR VOCAL-HOUSE DOMINANCE ON “BURNING”
UK & Chicago based duo of Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson Scott a.k.a Gorgon City, have become known for their addictive take on bass driven vocal and deep house. They have carved out a distinct and instantly recognisable sound after producing a string of chart hits and underground dance floor moments. With over 1.4 billion global streams to their name and over 9 million singles sold across their career, Gorgon City are hit makers, with each release reaffirming this status.
The Avett Brothers’ The Third Gleam Now Available On Vinyl
The Avett Brothers’ critically-acclaimed new album The Third Gleam is available now on vinyl via American Recordings/Loma Vista Recordings, packaged in a gatefold jacket featuring gold foil stamping, with a single 180g piece of vinyl inserted. The third in their ongoing Gleam series, the album sees the band return to their roots, and Esquire describes it as “a stripped down collection of sparse meditations on worth, meaning, and family. Weighty subjects have never scared the duo, and getting to hear them over such delicate backing is a real treat.” Upon CD and digital release, The Third Gleam amassed over two million streams, sold over 11.5 thousand copies in its first week, and debuted at #1 on Top Americana/ Folk Albums, #5 on Top Rock Albums, #6 on Top Digital Albums, #6 on Top Current Albums with Track Equivalent Albums, and #8 on Top Current Albums.
Tennessee troubadour Drew Holcomb and his band The Neighbors are thrilled to announce the release of a brand-new live album, Live At The Tennessee Theatre, due out on October 23rd via Thirty Tigers. The live set was captured at Knoxville, TN’s famed Tennessee Theatre as a part of their biggest headlining tour to date in support of critically acclaimed 2019 album Dragons. Along with the announcement, the band has shared a taste of the performance with the live cut of infectious single “Family” out today via your preferred listening service!
Lone Kodiak Releases New Anthemic Rock Track “PDX ‘97”
Rock trio Lone Kodiak has released their newest exhilarating single, “PDX ’97.” The indie-rock single chronicles the emotional rollercoaster and true story of love and teenage runaways with sentimental lyrics, captivating storytelling, and a powerful driving beat. “PDX ’97” is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.
Cut Copy share “Like Breaking Glass (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)” today
GRAMMY-nominated, ARIA award-winning Australian electronic act Cut Copy, team up with Jacques Lu Cont, AKA English electronic music artist, DJ, songwriter, and record producer Stuart Price (known for his work with Madonna, Dua Lipa, The Killers, New Order, Kylie Minogue, Missy Elliott and many more), on a brand new remix for “Like Breaking Glass.” The crisp, clean “Like Breaking Glass (Jacques Lu Cont remix)” has a pure pop sensibility, while keeping the danceability of the original, that ups the mood with high-end sonics, warm synth-work and body-tingling beats.
Reverend John Wilkins’ gospel-blues “Trouble” album out today
Renowned gospel blues singer-guitarist Reverend John Wilkins’ new album, Trouble, is out today via Goner Records. TROUBLE was recorded at the world famous Royal Studios in Memphis, TN with Grammy-nominated producer Amos Harvey and eminent engineer Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell (Solomon Burke, Al Green, Cody Chesnutt). Rev. Wilkins – who grew up just a few blocks away from the iconic studio – was backed by a stellar lineup of Memphis session giants including guitarist Kevin Cubbins (Beale Street Caravan), keyboardist Rev. Charles Hodges (Al Green, Ann Peebles, North Mississippi Allstars), bassist Jimmy Kinnard (Issac Hayes, Al Green), drummer Steve Potts (Greg Allman, Tony Joe White, Neil Young, Cat Power). In addition, the album sees harmonies and call-and-response backing vocals from Wilkins’ three beloved daughters, Tangela Longstreet, Joyce Jones, and Tawana Cunningham.
Making waves on the dance music circuit, LUM!X is at the top of his game, with new release ‘Scare Me’ set to be another hit. In collaboration with Californian, pioneering producer KSHMR and Italian DJ/Producer and radio personality Gabry Ponte, the three artists present an infectious Bass-House single that is fiercely fun.
POETIC PAIN, TOOSII’S NEW PROJECT, IS OUT TODAY
Poetic Pain is the follow-up to Platinum Heart, which is No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart this week and has amassed over 200 million combined global streams.
Toosii says, “Poetic Pain. My pain is a work of art. It’s equivalent to poetry. It’s a beautiful thing and it describes me.”
Poetic Pain further reveals the 20-year-old’s gift for matching introspective lyrics with unforgettable hooks. Songs like lead single “Sinners Prayer” are hard-hitting, filled with gritty details, yet also uplifting, celebrating Toosii’s hard-won triumphs.
Gillian Heidi Releases New Pop Ballad “fray”
Today, pop singer-songwriter Gillian Heidi returns with her new single, “fray.” A gorgeous piano-lined ballad steeped in emotion, “fray” examines a relationship that is slowly falling apart or, as Gillian astutely puts it, “fraying at the edges.” Her voice bristles with raw vulnerability as she savors the final moments of the relationship. “I really tried to convey the feeling of when something is just beginning to fall apart, but it hasn’t gone down in flames yet,” she writes. “The song is emotional and raw, but not angry.”
TisaKorean Gets Geeked in the Video for New Single “iRock (Sippin On Dat Ciroc)”
Bearing a toothy smile and an unbeatable array of viral dances, TisaKorean radiates positivity with his innovative dance rap. Welcoming listeners into his world of cars, girls, and alcohol, the Houston native shares “iRock (Sippin On Dat Ciroc),” his new single. “iRock” derives its power from its simplicity, combining a two-finger piano loop with insistent hi-hats and thumping 808s to create a canvas on which Tisa can paint his outlandish punchlines and wild ad-libs: “2 Cups got me slump/3 cups got me sleep/4 cups got me weak/5 cups got me geek.” Produced by TisaKorean himself and featuring an appearance from Dallas native Kblast, “iRock” is much more ambitious than it initially seems, offering several distinct hooks and beat-shifts designed to keep the dance floor filled. In the video, Tisa and Kblast hop in their Chevy and search the town for the finest “iRock,” making pitstops to pop bottles and show off their latest moves.
CHARLOTTE CARDIN RETURNS WITH “PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE”
Globally-acclaimed singer/songwriter Charlotte Cardin has returned with new single “Passive Aggressive” – available now via Atlantic Records. Co-penned by Cardin & Jason Brando and produced by Brando, Marc-André Gilbert (MAG) & Connor Seidel, the track arrives alongside a captivating music video (also directed by Cardin & Brando) showcasing the beautiful yet twisted aftermath of a relationship gone awry. “Passive Aggressive” marks the first release in nearly two years from the Montreal-based artist, having already amassed over 117 million career streams worldwide.
Today marks the release of Moneybagg Yo and Blac Youngsta’s collaboration, Code Red released via N-Less Entertainment/Interscope Records with Epic Records/CMG Enterprises. The Tennessee natives have major history – they both got their start in the same hip-hop group, Memphis Greatest Unrated (MGU) before their careers took off. As the years went by, they went on to work on several tracks together including fan favorite “1 2 3,” an undeniably hard-hitting track that appeared on Bagg’s critically acclaimed album Time Served.
PHIL GOOD RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO “FALLING”
Last Fall, Billboard announced Phil Good’s Elektra Records signing, and shared his major label debut single and music video “Wonder”. Phil’s follow-up “Do You Ever?” and its accompanying visual were premiered by Ones To Watch, who praised his “remarkable ear for tasteful synths.” Phil closed out 2019 with “Put It All On Me” which Lyrical Lemonade premiered, declaring, “Phil delivers an extremely catchy hook with his fun, charismatic energy; making it almost impossible to get out of your head.”
SASHA SLOAN RELEASES NEW SONG – “IS IT JUST ME?” OUT NOW
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Sasha Sloan unveils new track “Is It Just Me?” today. This is the 3rd track to be released from her upcoming debut album, Only Child, which will be released on October 16th, 2020 via RCA Records –
Bear’s Den’s Fragments in collaboration with Paul Frith out today
In conjunction with the release, Bear’s Den and Frith are debuting a three-part podcast mini-series entitled “Fragments – In Conversation” with Emmy Award winning composer and pianist Michael Price (The Lord of the Rings, Children of Men, “Sherlock,” “Dracula,” “Unforgotten”). The podcast provides listeners with a deep dive into the making of the record, the arrangements, rehearsals, shows and lots more. “The re-imagining of such wonderful songs has produced a project of real integrity and powerful beauty. Paul’s mastery of the classical instrumentation is put completely at the service of the storytelling, and illuminates Bear’s Den’s songs spectacularly from within.
Noreh estrena por todo lo alto el video musical de “Puedo Tocar (OnlyFans)”
Con un estilo único, Noreh, artista y compositor venezolano nacido en el Zulia, cuyo nombre de pila es Javier Triviño, estrena por todo lo alto el video musical de su nuevo tema, “Puedo Tocar (OnlyFans)”, en colaboración con el artista puertorriqueño Juanka El Problematik, con un ritmo fluido y mensaje romántico, el tema cuenta la historia de una relación a través del viral Onlyfans. El sencillo esta disponible en todas las plataformas digitales musicales para sus miles de fans a nivel de todos los países y en un momento histórico, donde la población demanda alegría en medio de una pandemia.
AQUIHAYAQUIHAY Delivers Introspective M-Pop on “Sencillo”
“Sencillo is a song that tells what it is like to carry the weight on your conscience while at the same time trying to move on with your life after ending a relationship,” AQUIHAYAQUIHAY explains. “It can be one of the worst self-punishments. Why do we tie ourselves to an idea that is no longer there and why do we demand something that we do not give?”
Watch Cheridomingo’s moody, alt rock music video for “Drugs”
Four-piece indie rock band Cheridomingo of Los Angeles has returned with a new music video for their single “Drugs.” Premiering on New Noise Magazine, the track is their debut on the start-up indie label Honey Pit.
Combining elements of early 2000’s post-hardcore/emo with the modern sound of alternative rock radio, the juxtapose track lures you in with soft melodies that sweetly caress your cheek before grabbing you by the face with both hands and demanding your full attention.
Grammy-Nom Elderbrook Releases Debut LP ‘Why Do We Shake in the Cold?’
Intricately exploring themes of identity, emotion, and the importance of human connection, Why Do We Shake in the Cold? presents Elderbrook as a unique artist in the crossover electronic space – creating emotive and uplifting music, with a sensitive storytelling element attached.