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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame drummer Mick Fleetwood released today a new recording and video for Mick Fleetwood’s Da*da*ism “These Strange Times,” available on Rhino Records. Originally released on Fleetwood Mac’s 16th studio album Time in 1995, the song was re-recorded adding thirty seconds of Peter Green’s “Albatross” to the end of the song and set to a brand-new video.

Inspired by an eighteenth-century painting, the newly released video and accompanying single artwork are centered around the idea of something greater than us, which lies at the core of our very human struggle to be our best selves.

Shannon LaBrie Releases Empowering New LP, Building, Now Available

After months of anticipation and having already received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and For Folk Sake, Shannon Labrie has released her new LP Building. Produced by multi-Grammy Award-winners Brent Maher and Charles Yingling, and recorded at The Blueroom Studio in Nashville, Tenn., Building is now available worldwide and can be found on all digital streaming platforms –

Jimmy Chamberlin Complex (Smashing Pumpkins) Share ‘Honor’ via American Songwriter

Jimmy Chamberlin Complex share their newest album, Honor, out now via Make Records. American Songwriter premiered the album in its entirety, writing how, “wholly embodied by its musicianship with Chamberlin, Mohler, and Woolstenhulme coming from different roots, the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex effortlessly lock into infectiously melodic arrangements together throughout Honor.”

Jimmy Chamberlin Complex Navigate the Main Components of ‘Honor’ on New Album

$NOT Releases NEW Single “Revenge”

A misanthropic introvert with expert pop instincts, Florida rapper $NOT is quickly becoming one of his generation’s defining voices. Teaming up with Cole Bennett for his latest music video, $NOT shares “Revenge.” The first glimpse of his next project, out October 30th via 300 Ent., “Revenge” draws its power from $NOT’s punchy and affectless baritone, as he weaves between gentle guitar strums and hyperactive snares. The Eem Triplin-produced track finds a broken-hearted $NOT picking at his scabs, suffering from the wounds caused by 1000 betrayals: “Sometimes I can really be f*cked up/Ain’t nothing much to say but ‘hey, goodbye’/Everybody wanna tell the truth, but lie/I can see these n****s right through my eyes.”

Jake Miller Drops “RESET” Banger

Singer, songwriter, and record producer Jake Miller is back with another banger. The hitmaker today releases “RESET” available now on all digital streaming platforms via The Orchard.

American Pop Heartthrob Jake Miller Drops His Best Track Yet ‘Reset’

Club 8 – Our Little Loving

Catchy happy-sad lo-fi indie duet from influential Swedish cult duo Club 8 out today.

Birmingham’s Jaco Shares New Single “Fabergé”

Power pop indie rock may seem like a lost cause and art form in today’s pandemic-infused, doom-and-gloom apocalyptic hellscape, with a sheen a little too bright to counter the unrelenting woes and insanity of the day, but in so many ways it’s exactly what’s needed to help balance out the dragging drudgery of a rudderless world gone mad, with Jake Waitzman being just the man to place his hand on the scale for a better musical tomorrow.


Los Angeles singer, songwriter Troi Irons has released her new LP flowers, the album as a self-release. flowers, the album melds the rock of Paramore with the confessional stylings of Julien Baker but through the lens of a Black woman raised in a strict and sheltered Orthodox Christian home. The oppressive views and unspoken definitions of femininity within her surroundings shaped her identity to believe that femininity and sexuality did not accept her. Through a long road of searching that included leaving home at 17 and a homeless stint that led her to work any job she could to survive, Irons again found religion. This time though following her own interpretations of its meaning.

Vin Diesel Releases Debut Single ‘Feel Like I Do’ On Palm Tree Records/Sony Music

Today, global superstar Vin Diesel takes his talents from the silver screen to the studio with his debut single, “Feel Like I Do.” The sun-kissed dance release arrives on Palm Tree Records, a Sony Music joint venture co-founded by Kygo and his manager Myles Shear. Written and produced by Palm Tree Records artist Petey Martin, a close collaborator of Diesel’s who has previously worked with Kygo, Diesel’s true pure bass voice booms on the new song as the summer comes to close.

Erin Kirby’s Anthemic New Single “Practice Girlfriend”

Blending heartfelt, soul-tinged lyrics with dance-infused pop, Kirby creates music that explores the full intensity of human emotions. Kirby’s powerful vocals have landed her recognition as a John Maxwell Rising Star and as Jezebel Magazine’s songwriter of the year; soon after, she made it in the American Idol Top 60. Kirby was a top three contestant on Showtime at the Apollo with Steve Harvey, and she has also made appearances in All Access, Talent Magazine, and Sounds Like Nashville. Though Kirby has international aspirations, her heart lies in Atlanta, where she regularly volunteers her talent to local non profit organizations.

Erin Kirby drops newest single ‘Practice Girlfriend’

Kenny Roby Shares “Silver Moon” Video In Memory Of Neal Casal

As Roby remembers it: “A year ago today, on the night of the Neal Casal tribute at the Capitol Theatre, musicians who performed and other friends involved were gathered around outside the backstage door following the show. I came around from the front of the theatre to see Dave Schools, who was taking over the producer role of my new record in the wake of Neal’s death, staring up at the sky, excitedly asking me, ‘did you see the moon?’ I had and we both stood there in wonder at this giant silver crescent that seemed to take over the late night sky. Deep into the next night the idea for the ‘Silver Moon’ chorus came to me and the following morning the first verse fell into place. A week later when walking around New York City, the second verse arrived. I didn’t really have to edit this one. It was one of those songs that writes itself. It’s about the evening we gathered to say goodbye to our friend Neal. Our mutual friend Angie Pickman, who created the video, captures the spirit of the song beautifully.”


Written and recorded in a Bristol basement studio over the course of nine months utilizing a small arsenal of grimey foot pedals and amplifiers, the duo crafted a body of work that blends raw, lo-fi psych-rock with sonic healing. “The studio was right next to an old church so we decided to call it ‘The Crypt’, and some of that gothic influence definitely seeped into the album as a whole,” they remark. A project largely based on the interplay between calm and chaos, Hyper Romance is a collection of love songs written during a period of relocation and reflection.

British Duo Jadu Heart Defies Sonic Boundaries On Anticipated New Album ‘Hyper Romance’


“Obvious” arrives following SK8’s previous single, “How It Be,” released in late August and coined by Hollywood Life as a “party anthem.” Last week, the song received an equally energetic, Rock Davis-directed visual companion.

Hayden Thorpe Announces New EP, ‘Aerial Songs’

Where his debut solo album, Diviner, dealt with Hayden’s experience and solace in digital mysticism, Aerial Songs sees an evolution into the “digital pastoral”—an intentionally romantic sonic echo of the heritage and wonder of the natural environment. This is a collection of songs with the Lake District at its heart; Hayden’s own Cumbrian folk psychedelia.

Aerial Songs was written and self-produced by Hayden with additional production work from Nathan Jenkins (aka Bullion), long-time collaborator Richard Formby and 4AD producer Fabian Prynn. Originally composed as part of Hayden’s time as artist in residence at Aerial Festival, an arts, music and performance event due to take place in his native Cumbria, today’s announcement comes on the eve of the festival itself, which kicks off on Saturday, September 26.

1st and 15th Entertainment Signs TDK – Listen to the Debut Single “Check”

Today, 1st and 1th Entertainment announced the brand new Chicago rap duo TDK (aka Two Depressed Kids) and released their debut single “Check.” The track is produced by Wiz Buchanan, best known for his work with Lupe Fiasco. HipHop-N-More called the song “a bouncy track [that] represents a modern Trap sound that.”

Video: Arrested Development – Becoming – Off the newly released “Don’t Fight Your Demons”

Today, Arrested Development presents visuals for their most recent single “Becoming”.

The song and video is dedicated to Anthony – a prisoner featured in his “16 Bars” documentary (filmed in a Richmond, Virginia penitentiary), whose back story Speech utilises lyrically. It details a turbulent upbringing, littered with domestic abuse, the moulding of an embittered street teen sentenced to prison and a resulting epiphany – resulting in the character wanting to be a positive Male role model to his young Daughter.

“But I know I have a gift and a heavenly mission/ So I’m gonna get a new life by living life totally different”


The track shows a different side of the brazen punk band with delicate lyrics and soothing vocals in Thigh High style as they sing about the dreaded moment your vibrator runs out of batteries. Directed by Issey Penwarden and animated by Amalie Smed Davies (Weekday, Roskilde Festival), the music video follows the band as they take a minute to gather themselves and recharge before they bring Thigh High Energy to the universe.


Born in Jacksonville, FL, Osiris Williams, who turned 21 on September 7th, was savvy at a very young age about the strength of his voice, and understood how to use social media to blow up. “I knew my voice was very power­ful and you can relate to it,” he says. “You be like, ‘Damn, I could feel him. I could feel his pain.’ What I went through. My veins be pop­ping out. You can just see me and my expres­sion.” But Jax was far from the creative hub of South Florida’s rap scene. “We don’t have a lot of resources,” he says. “We don’t have the biggest studios. We don’t have the biggest DJs. We had to make it on our own. I made it, and I got out of it.”

Cherry Ames blend shoegaze and 90’s noise in new single [ffo: Sonic Youth, Swirlies, Dinosaur Jr]

Today we’re excited to share the blistering new EP from Cherry Ames, No Brakes. The DC band have been kicking around for a couple years now, with a handful of singles and EP’s under their belt. Their latest feels like a fully realized vision of their 90’s indebted sound – guitars are tuned beyond recognition and feedback swirls liberally, invoking Daydream Nation era Sonic Youth comparisons and the raw combination of shoegaze and punk that The Swirlies weilded so expertly. The EP is proceeded by the singles “Angel 5” and “No Brakes”, two dense slabs of feedback packed with enough twists and turns to keep the attention of even casual listeners.

Cherry Ames Exuberates DIY Shoegaze Swagger On “Angel 5”

Ashlie Amber Reveals New Single, “Fight For You,” Available Today

Country Pop singer / songwriter, Ashlie Amber, is releasing her most anticipated single yet, “Fight With You,” produced by Grammy and Emmy award winner, Jamie Tate, creating her very first album in the country genre. The upbeat tune was written by Mary Haller, Lo and Avrim “Ave” Topel and recorded at The Rukkus Room in Nashville.

Riches Release Debut Album ‘Fantasy Chapel’

New intuitions, new perceptions, new strengths, new movements, new riches. A sense of being transported into a parallel universe, somewhere self-contained and strange. Fantasy Chapel, the official debut album from Montreal, QC duo Riches, is out everywhere today.


Ahead of his 38th birthday on Sunday, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning music icon Lil Wayne is celebrating with the release of Tha Carter V Deluxe Edition. Released via Young Money Records/Republic Records, the deluxe version adds seven new, unreleased tracks and three previously released stand-alones for this 33-song edition which includes new contributions from Raekwon, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and Post Malone. Originally released in 2018, this 12th studio album gave Lil Wayne his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and third-largest streaming week ever behind Drake and Post Malone.

Pollstar & VenuesNow’s “2020 State of the Industry Survey” – findings on Covid-19 impact, road to recovery, need for greater diversity

Pollstar today announced the results of The Pollstar and VenuesNow 2020 State of the Industry Survey. The largest live industry study of its kind, more than 1,350 live industry professionals, including venue management, promoters/talent buyers, production and concert support services, ticketing, performers, artist managers, booking agents and agency staff, record labels, publicists, security staff, and more, were polled on three primary subjects. These areas included how the live industry is managing during the pandemic and economic crisis; what the industry’s comeback will look like; and social issues, inclusivity, and diversity within our industry.

DEVILDRIVER Reveals Surreal Music Video for Anthemic New Single “Wishing”

Top-charting dark groove metal originators DEVILDRIVER will release part one of their highly-anticipated double album, Dealing With Demons I, on its new release date of October 2, 2020 via Napalm Records. Today, DEVILDRIVER continues to bestow fans with a steady stream of content leading up to the album’s impending release – following up on standout singles “Keep Away From Me”, “Iona” and “Nest Of Vipers” with their most heart-wrenchingly earnest offering to date, “Wishing”.

Willie Nelson’s “Vote ‘Em Out” Video Available Today, September 25

Willie Nelson today released an animated video for “Vote ‘Em Out,” his urgent exhortation to citizens everywhere to use the most powerful tool at their disposal.


Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Izzy Heltai has unveiled “Father,” the title track and its accompanying video from his forthcoming debut full-length album, due out October 9th. The video features footage of Heltai as a child – innocent, carefree, and unburdened by the hardships of the world. “Coming of age, as it stands, is one of the most sought after and widely discussed phenomena of life,” said Atwood Magazine in their premiere. “As we get older…we all become subject to the notion that we must humanize our parents. Our parents are the people that have not only given us life, but also nurtured it – and it’s hard, objectively, not to revere that. From day one we look up to our parents and all they have taught us. However, a shifting tide presents itself in the form of singer/songwriter Izzy Heltai’s newest single, ‘Father’…Heltai ushers in the idea that at the end of the day, our parents are people – important people – but people who are nonetheless far from perfect.”

Premiere: Izzy Heltai’s “Father” Is a Gentle, Cerebral Reminder About the Facts of Life

Waterparks sign with 300 and release single “Lowkey As Hell” 

“You don’t have to stick to one thing,” exclaims Awsten. “Over the years, we’ve gotten better at switching it up. By making moves like getting with 300 (an almost exclusively hiphop oriented label) and not forfeiting our guitars once we signed the deal, I think we’re actually taking steps to help rock. Either way, fuck genres and expectations. There’s no reason to be limited.”

“Lowkey as Hell” is an exciting release from Waterparks. Over a glitchy bounce, Awsten confesses, “I just cried into a shirt I could never afford last year” before detailing, “Drake problems.” It builds towards a chantable refrain—”I’m highkey and lowkey as hell”–backed by a rush of distortion. Reminiscent of early 2000s emo rock, the track is a deftly-crafted pop rock anthem, with heavy-hitting drums and vibrant vocals, lyrically musing on the band’s exponential growth in popularity and its influence on their personal lives.

Mexico City’s Mint Field release their new album, Sentimento Mundial, today on Felte Records

Mint Field was originally formed in Tijuana by frontwoman Estrella del Sol Sánchez and ex-member Amor Amezcua in 2015. The band is now led by vocalist and guitarist Estrella del Sol with Sebastian Neyra on bass and Callum Brown on drums. The band creates a unique blend of avant psych shoegaze that explores the nostalgia and melancholy of daily life with complex rhythms, loud, shimmering guitars, and softly sighing vocals. Emerging from the two most exciting destinations for art and music in Mexico, the atmospheric shoegaze proggers originally formed in Tijuana before relocating to Mexico City where they are now based.

Carla Bruni Releases “Le petit guépard” – Self-Titled Album Out October 9th

Internationally renowned singer-songwriter and fashion icon, Carla Bruni, has dropped the final track ahead of her forthcoming self-titled 6th studio album release – out October 9th via Verve Records / Universal Music Group. “Le petit guépard,” which means The Little Cheetah, is an intimate song about a beautiful cheetah who demands freedom: Little cheetahs bite and scratch, they hiss for freedom, they don’t want to sit still and be petted. Little cheetahs long to escape. They always strive for the unhoped for, and no matter how sweet we are, never will they lie at our feet.


Early demos caught the attention of Atlantic Records who signed him during 2019. Now, his most recent singles with Atlantic Records, “Serve” and “Birds In The Bando,” chronicle some of the key experiences of his live, including his trapping lessons with his uncle. Returning now with his new track, “I’m 4Real,” Symba is making it known that he still lives for the hustle.

Trevor Hall takes listeners on introspective and provocative journey in new album

Today, Trevor Hall has released IN AND THROUGH THE BODY, a record that invokes self-examination by exploring themes such as struggle, growth, and redemption. The new studio album, produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, the War on Drugs, Hiss Golden Messenger) sees Hall taking bold chances with his music while staying true to his core values. Ahead of the full album release Hall shared the songs “Fire On Your House, “My Own,” and “More Than Love.” PARADE exclusively premiered IN AND THROUGH THE BODY in its entirety this week praising the new album and calling it “a body of work that shines from within.”

Trevor Hall’s In And Through The Body Will Transform and Uplift Your Day

Alexia Avina shares “Horse’s Mane” from her forthcoming album, Unearth

“Horse’s Mane” finds Avina in a sonic haze. A soft blur of voices and guitar, driven by a hopeful daydream that falls short of a hollow reality. Oscillating guitars create a glimmering soundscape, shrouded by a gossamer-like fog of delicate, contemplative polyphony; an auditory study of swirling introspection, showcasing Avina in her meditative and ethereal element.

VRÎMUOT release ‘Palingenese’ video clip

VRÎMUOT release their debut album “O Tempora, O Mores” today on Friday, September 25th. The full-length has been created by composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist T.S. with the stated intent to inject nuch needed fresh blood into the neofolk genre. More information about the record can be found below.

TEN KILLS THE PACK Shares “Favourite Song” From Upcoming EP       

Toronto city-songwriter Sean Sroka, aka Ten Kills The Pack, shares “Favourite Song” from his upcoming EP, Life, Death, & Afterwards, out February 26, 2021 via Nettwerk. “Favourite Song” is an acoustic fingerpicker about the way that past relationships can exist in several different realities all at once. Sroka explains, “At one point in time, a certain song of mine was everyone’s favorite song in my set. The song also represented a person, so it began to hurt to sing each time. ‘Favourite Song’ stems from how every past relationship is someone’s favorite song (literal or not).”