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Folk-Rock Duo Sally & George Make Sense Of It All With New Full-Length Take You On A Ride

In true Sally & George fashion, the Nashville-based folk-rock duo had already set out on an international tour when the world shut down in March. Also known as upright bassist Shelby Means, a former member of GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass band Della Mae and guitarist Joel Timmons of Charleston, South Carolina’s roots-rock outfit Sol Driven Train, Sally & George spent a month quarantining at their last-for-now tour stop on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands before heading back to Nashville, moving out of their apartment and loading up their touring van to live in full-time, waiting to weather the storm. On October 30th, fans will be able to hear what they’ve been working on in the meantime; a brand new full-length album aptly titled Take You On A Ride.

The Artists Behind Sally & George Discuss Love and Passion in ‘Fave Wave’

DAMN YOUR EYES Reveals Crushing New Lineup and Single, “Heavy Is The Head”

“‘Heavy Is The Head’ is a song that deals with people that think they are top dog,” explains guitarist Artie Alexander. “The narcissistic idea that they can do whatever or say whatever they want about people without receiving any backlash. Be careful what you say about people, especially people that haven’t done anyone wrong but know about all the horrible things you have said and done.”

New Music From Machine Gun Kelly “Tickets To My Downfall (SOLD OUT Deluxe)” Out Now On Bad Boy/Interscope Records

Last Friday, Machine Gun Kelly began his foray into the rock world with his fifth studio album Tickets to My Downfall. Lauded by Billboard for its “dazzlingly effective songs,” MGK’s pivot continues today with a deluxe version of his latest project, containing six new songs, which includes an acoustic version of his smash single “bloody valentine.”

JENNIFER LOPEZ & MALUMA Take Over TikTok & Streaming Platforms With“PA’ TI” &“LONELY”

Together, they joined forces with TikTok for a groundbreaking exclusive “Behind the Video” premiere event. Broadcast on TikTok LIVE, the behind-the-video event treated fans to a making-of featurette for the “Pa’ Ti”/”Lonely” music video, before exclusively premiering the video directly on the TikTok app. Impressively, the event drew an audience of 421K global unique viewers with 51K peak concurrent viewers. Meanwhile, it inspired 32K video creates to “Pa’ Ti,” and the #PaTiChallenge generated over 1.5 billion views. Jennifer gathered 255K new TikTok followers as videos on her @JLo account attracted 21 million views.

Above & Beyond release four-hour ‘Group Therapy 400’ set celebrating 20 years of Anjunabeats

Produced by Nomobo and Anjunabeats, the Group Therapy 400 livestream was broadcast on September 26th exclusively on Anjuna’s Twitch channel.

Above & Beyond’s weekly radio show, Group Therapy, has a cult following around the globe, reaching millions of dance music lovers every Friday through FM and satellite radio, social media and streaming.

NADER SADEK To Release The Serapeum EP/Single Featuring Members Of Nile, Serpents Rise, Perversion, And More; Trailer Posted + Preorders Available

Renowned Egyptian-American artist, director, and death metal musician NADER SADEK will unleash his four-track The Serapeum EP single on November 20th.The offering serves as his first output since 2014’s critically-lauded The Malefic: Chapter III EP and a taste of the impending Malefic full-length, set to be released during the first half of 2021.

The Serapeum features principal members Karl Sanders (Nile), Derek Roddy (Serpents Rise), and Mahumud Gecekusu (Perversion), who visited Egypt in 2017 at the invitation of SADEK and Cairometal.net, alongside a host of equally notable guests. Marking Sanders’ and Roddy’s first ever visit to the ancient land, the EP is monikered after an ancient Egyptian subterranean burial chamber and reflects the collective’s deep inspiration by the grounds explored. SADEK himself recorded the vocals inside the Pyramid of Snefru.

VESSEL OF LIGHT Reveals Details on Fourth Album, “Last Ride,” Available October 23 via Nomad Eel Records

Doom-laden hard rockers VESSEL OF LIGHT are set to release the their fourth album, Last Ride, on October 23 via Nomad Eel Records.

The most refined of VESSEL OF LIGHT’s releases, Last Ride is rife with depth, harmonies, the trademark riffs and guitar sound of guitarist Dan Lorenzo and creativity while also maintaining a familiar feel.

Coffin Apartment Announce Debut LP and Unveil First Single

Metal Injection says the track “starts frantic and maintains that’s a mentality. However, despite its punk punch the band is quick to administer a kinda noise rock feel.” adding “It floats between the genres for a bit and tugs at other genres like a bit of a grind feel, but something that still stays punk through and through.”


In the official video for “Love Cycle” (with Summer Walker), Toosii plays an operator on the Love Cycle Hotline who gets the call of his life – from none other than Summer Walker. Edgar Esteves (Chris Brown, Pedro Capo x Alicia Keys x Farruko), Toosii’s frequent collaborator, directed the video, skillfully capturing both the sensuality and the humor of the situation.

Floorbird Releases ‘Fall Apart Anywhere’ EP

Of the new video, vocalist Eric Reavey says, “This was our first attempt at a “real” music video, all done in-house. We didn’t want to do something grandiose for our first video, and Drew [Grahn, Bassist] came up with a scrapbook-themed performance video. To execute this with just us, a few friends and the tools we’ve got – we’re really proud of it.”

Out Today: Gideon’s Army New Video

Today, New York-based Americana project Gideon’s Army has unveiled a charming new music video for “Little Black Book”. Bray bares his soul, guitar in hand and serenading his love, as he commits to throwing away his promiscuous past and being a devoted man to her. Bray’s narrative lyricism and thunderous beats examine the trials and tribulations of sacrifice, fidelity, life on the road, and growth and change in committed relationships.


Mendes also posted this letter speaking on the inspiration behind the album

“I’ve missed you all so much! I know it’s been a really scary year for everyone so I’m sending buckets of love to all of you x

I wrote an album. It’s called “Wonder”. it really feels like a piece of me has been written down on paper and recorded into song. I tried to be as real and as honest as I’ve ever been.

It’s a world and a journey and a dream and an album I’ve been wanting to make for a really long time. I absolutely love it. Thank you for being by my side for so many years. I love you all so much

This is the introduction to the album out Dec 4th, and the first single “Wonder” is out this Friday. I hope you can listen front to back.”

Artist: Redlyte – Track: Hold on My People

Over a melodic, mid-tempo riddim accented by a thick and lumbering bassline, heavy drums and off-beat staccato guitar riffs, he provides much-needed strength and rays of hope. In his brazen baritone, RedLyte sends a powerful message to: “Hold on my people/ Got to live life right/ Stay away from evil/ Me move like Tom Cruise, no Evel Knievel/ No mission impossible/ Move for me people.”

Alex Julia Shines on New EP ‘Better Part of Me’ with September 19th Release

Alex Julia, a New Jersey based singer-songwriter, is set for her debut EP release ‘Better Part of Me’ on 09/19/20. From the stripped down acoustics of “Feeling More,” the guitar-playing conjures a ukulele sound and vibe, complemented with soft vocals. At other points in the EP, the artist dives into more expansive rock melodies with producer JEAN. Songs like “It’s Coming” and “What’s Going On” offer up a harder, grungier style, while the singles “Counting Stars” and “Better Part of Me” are influenced by 80s driven pop beats and 90s alternative rock, respectively. More modern pop influences are layered with funky guitar riffs in “A Beautiful Escape.”

Out now: BRETT NEWSKI – What Are You Smoking?

BRETT NEWSKI carries a torch for the 90’s sound, playing over 1400 shows on every continent except Antarctica. Today he releases new single What Are You Smoking?, a follow-up on his recent album Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down.

OUT TODAY | Scottish harpist/composer Adenine’s self-titled debut album

The anthropologist Franz Boas made a somewhat spurious claim in 1911 that some Inuit-Yupik-Unangan languages had hundreds of different words for snow, perhaps playing into dated cliche and xenophobia. However, it’s not wrong to say that there are quite a few Scottish words for rain in its many forms – and some of these are used as song titles on the self-titled debut album from Scottish harpist Adenine.

Adenine, which is out everywhere today, was made by composer, harpist, vocalist and sound recorder Ailie Robertson under the name Adenine and is a record about nature and our place in the landscape. The song titles – Smirr, Spindrift, Flindrikin, Aftak and Haar – all refer to types of rain – from light drizzle, to sea spray to a coastal mist – but they also represent the erosion of nature and the gradual disappearance of language connected to nature, supplanted by the next word of the year in the OED.

KAKY delves somewhere between mental asylum and a poetic dystopia with new single ‘C’est pas la Peine’

Exciting French DYIer Kaky drops his second single and video today which is starting to organically take off as he continues to unveil a universe rich in surreal and innovative production techniques through his BTS series KakySounds.

ODILLIA Links Up with Snoop Dogg for New Single ‘Break It Down’

Hip-hop and pop crossover sensation, Odillia, is releasing her most impressive track to date on 2nd October, seeing her team up with none other than Tha Doggfather himself, Snoop Dogg on the brand-new track, Break it Down. Break It Down comes hot on the heels of her chart-topping debut single End of the World, featuring Atlanta’s Lil’ Keed that racked up over 10 million views on social media since it premiered in February. Break it Down is accompanied by a video shot on the Caribbean island of Aruba.

NEW SINGLE! CECI NOIR : Out of Borlänge (Sweden) “Definitely one to watch!”

Ceci Noir is a singer, songwriter and producer that comes from the deep woods, waters and valleys of Dalarna, Sweden. She makes her soulful music rock by inhaling the wild winds and exhaling words and melancholic melodies like mantras from the core. Ceci Noir has written songs since an early age, but waited for over ten years to let her heart’s craftwork see the light of day. Last year she toured all over Sweden and reöeased her debut album Circumstances, from which this track is now released as a single.

New > Dinamarca and La Favi > “No Contestaste” video > watch here

With roots in Chile but raised and currently living in Sweden DINAMARCA has been for the last decade been one of the front-runners in the development of what club music is today with his signature blend of latin flavours (reggaeton) and heavy bass (trance/techno). Rosalía, Arca, Björk and Cashmere Cat have all supported.

Teenanger Share New Single ‘Good Time’

The new single comes off the back of previous tracks from the new record which bagged support at BBC 6 Music, Best Fit, FLOOD Magazine, So Young, Paste Magazine, Beats1, Earmilk and more – the label, Telephone Explosion has also gained some more awareness in recent weeks with success in the Polaris Prize having had a couple of artists land the longlist with one making the shortlist. Good Time, mastered by renowned Toronto musician, Sandro Perri comes on the heels of the band’s 2017 self-titled record that found touring spots with METZ, Dilly Dally, Ty Segall, Dish Pit and more with the band pushing into the US and mainland Europe for shows.

The Toxic Avenger “Lies” Official Video Out today

DIALOGIA: Maryland Dark Progressive Death Metal Trio Unveils “Conundrum” Single

A staggering, conceptual sonic journey, the ten-track Nostrum unweaves a collection of ciphers, gathering a disparate cast of musicians to urge you to cross the threshold of shadows into the ether. The album entices its listeners to traverse skeletal voids into a world that wails, filled with the seismic shudders of voices that were never meant to be known. These are exotic surroundings, from serene, disembodied soundscape to a vicious percussive maelstrom, from stagnant shadowy waters to the harsh judgment of breathing stone… but they may feel hauntingly familiar to a select few.

Michel Ko releases his debut EP ‘Bleu’, the track ‘Deja Vu’ featured on New Music Wednesday Japan, out now

Featuring fellow Solgasa crew member Tommi Crane, this vibey trap-infused song focuses on the problems in a relationship with the girl playing “Mind Games” with the guy, not wanting to give too much but at the same time showing interest in the guy, leading the guy to be confused about their standing in the relationship. This song also sees michel using autotune as a way to alter his voice to give a bigger impact on the chorus of the song.

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