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OUT TODAY: AMBIENT MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST VEINMELTER RELEASES DEBUT EP “STILL IN THE AIR”
Veinmelter releases his debut EP Still In The Air. A new adventure for mulit-instrumentalist Winston Harrison, he creates a sound that evokes the dreamy landscapes pulled out of a Haruki Murakami novel and writes the kind of songs he wants to hear: mesmeric and cinematic pieces with ambient elements. On his debut EP Still In The Air (out on 11/20), the “songs are unconventional, but highly compelling, with an alluring spirit to them.” (-v13.net)
Justin Nozuka ft. Mahalia Shares “No One But You” Single
Nozuka has drawn praise previously with a duo of JUNO nominations in Canada, as well as winning an NRJ Award in France. Alongside this, he has toured internationally, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show and Good Morning America, as well as pulling in well over 100M streams to date.
Philly Electronic Duo DECOUPLR release “Cold Sweat” – DIGITAL BONFIRE out February
Beginning in West Philadelphia just last year, DECOUPLR came to be when they realized that meshing Bailey Walker’s long history of live vocal performance with Adam Laub’s world of electronic music (and electronics in general) created a unique sound altogether. Their debut DIGITAL BONFIRE is an 11 track album that offers a fresh take on the digital meeting the physical.
Jake Exavier Hot Single “Viral”
At 23 years old, Jake Exavier is a bona fide, gifted singer/songwriter, the likes of which we haven’t heard in a while. His style is best described as a throwback, old school vibe with an urban edge. Along with his skillful lyricism, Jake’s hooks and harmonies resonate with a diverse audience. Growing up in Zachary, Louisiana, Jake developed a love for music at an early age, and even as a young child, music has always been his top priority.
Fresh off a Telly Award win for 2020 Social Media Event of the Year, country entertainer Tim Atwood reflects a genuine desire to share his personal truth with the release of his latest album, ‘Who I Am.’ Each offering from this album allows listeners to jump into a different storyline and country music feel. No two songs alike, Atwood’s genuine nature and soulful renderings bring this album to life. From start to finish, its rollercoaster pacing makes you feel like you have attended an actual show that you want to see again. “Sending Me Angels” is the first single from ‘Who I Am’ was exclusively premiered by Center Stage Magazine and available to download and stream on all digital services now.
Since 2016, Public Memory has been crafting lo-fi electronica from the darker corners of the psychic landscape. Gritty atmospherics, damaged synthesizers, and unearthly vocals blend with a mixture of electronic and organic percussion, creating a sense of forceful unease. This, when combined with the shadowy production and emotive singing of Robert Toher, creates a singular contrast between power and vulnerability.
Diynamic has tapped melodic tech titan Innellea to explore the depths of his musicality for the latest installment of its ‘Picture’ series—which has arrived on digital shelves today. The resulting six compositions not only captured the producer’s expansive range, but also served as an entry point for the producer into the vocal and songwriting arena.
Alaina Castillo Enters Top 20 in Mexico’s Airplay Chart with “tonight”
Critically acclaimed bilingual star on the rise, Alaina Castillo, enters the Top 20 with English language single “tonight” and the Top 40 with current Spanish single “¡párate!” at Mexico’s Airplay Chart. Upon its release, “tonight” amassed over 2.5 million streams and +743k views on the music video to date. “¡párate!” which was released just shy of a month ago, was featured on Apple Music’s new playlist “Nueva Ola Pop,” has already garnered half a million streams and +1.5 million views on the music video alone.
Camille Trust Releases “Love Myself” (Stripped)
Her first new track since the release of “Queen Savage” nearly a year ago, “Love Myself” follows the blueprint of much of Trust’s raw and emotionally-charged catalog, which often sees her wearing her paper heart right on her sleeve. Admitting “I wish that I could tell you that I know how to love you, but I don’t even know how to love myself” in the song’s confessional chorus, “Love Myself” transparently recounts Trust’s personal growth following a substantial breakup and her realization that self-worth is as valuable in a relationship as the love we receive.
New > Charles Webster > “Decision Time” LP featuring Burial out now > shares video
Operating in house music since the mid-80s, Charles Webster is revered as something like the producer’s producer, spoken about in the same breath as Larry Heard or Ron Trent amongst the DJ cognoscenti.
Growing up in the Peak District and falling in love with electronic music through a parent’s Kraftwerk records, Charles’ apprenticeship was at the feet of the Belleville Three when they would record at Square Dance studio in Derby where Charles worked as a recording engineer. His production work started right at the roots of electronic music in the British Isles, writing tracks for electro/breakdance outfit The Rock City Crew and in 1987 UK early house cut T-CUT-F. Since then he has released music under 30 different pseudonyms with over 500 remixes.
Today, Halifax-based indie-rock project POSTDATA shares the official video for “Twin Flames”. Brooklyn Vegan premiered the video. Paul Murphy, the man behind the project, returns from 2018’s Let’s Be Wilderness LP with the lead single off his upcoming LP Twin Flames, out March 5th on Paper Bag Records. The “Twin Flames” video was directed and animated by Christopher Mills.
Tank and The Bangas’ new EP Friend Goals out now + Video for “To Be Real”
The new music has already begun to receive praise—Teen Vogue proclaimed, “[‘Self Care’ is] a fun, smooth, compelling tune that proves once again that Tank and the Bangas are some of the most interesting musicians creating right now. Plus that flute hook is seriously addictive,” while Consequence of Sound furthered, “The track itself is exactly what we need in 2020, an ode to being with yourself and being damn okay with it.” The AV Club added, “New Orleans gem Tank & The Bangas consistently deliver buttery grooves underneath some of the sharpest lyricism in the industry.”
BIG SEAN DROPS OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “WOLVES” FEATURING POST MALONE
BOB MOSES UNVEILS CTRL5 PRODUCED CONCERT FILM!
Grammy-nominated Bob Moses unveils a 70 minute feature-length concert film “Falling Into Focus — Live 2020” (accompanied by a DSP release of the audio) directed by Owen Brown and produced by his agency CTRL5 that was set in an abandoned radio tower. The CTRL5-led project born out of pandemic limitations was made in partnership with Twitch who one-time livestreamed the 70 minute film as a part of their major partnership (covered by Rolling Stone & others) which left fans ready for the official YouTube release today.
Mexican Ape-Lord have just issued their second studio effort, ‘Survival Cannibalism.’ And this is no average/ordinary metal release, as it is also conceptual. “It’s based on a true story of shipwreck and cannibalism,” explains the band’s guitarist, Tony Nichols. “If you listen from beginning to end, you’ll experience a trip from utter darkness to the ultimate thrill of cheating death, but the songs are also designed to stand alone. We’re a rock band first and foremost, and we want every song to pack a lot of punches.” To hear the sonic proof, check out the following songs:
The music of JULINOZA is extraordinary in many ways, mixin pop, jazz reggae, rock, trip-hop and world music with “une touche” of late belle epoque French romantism, creating a very unique sound experience. The young Ukrainian from the port city of Odessa – totally cosmopolitan – sings in English, French, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian. It mixes and reflects different musical styles as a matter of course and combines individuality and clear, radiant melodies with daring innovations from the neo-urban music movement and using the colourful freedom of indie jazz.
Jason Charles Miller has released his new single – “Better Late Than Never” is available now via all streaming platforms. Featuring Adam Shoenfeld (Tim McGraw) on lead guitar and “Cowboy” Eddie Long (Jamey Johnson) on pedal steel, “Better Late Than Never” straddles the line between rock and country, and is the first track from Miller’s forthcoming release From the Wreckage – Part One, due out Feb. 19, 2021. The upcoming album will be the first on his own Haunted Mill Music record label, and puts Miller’s gritty, passion-filled style on full display.
Ardalan’s ‘Mr. Good’, his debut album project, charted an immersive path through the DIRTYBIRD champion’s creative path—signalling a new, evolved chapter for artist and label. The sonic exploration continues with the album’s counterpart: ‘Mr. Good Remixes,’ out today, which will be supplemented by a day-long Remix Pardy soundtracked by the remix LP’s contributors. Fellow Persian and philosophical icon Baba Cosmo will be hosting the Pardy.
NINA HERZOG (Voice Of Odette From Sony Animation’s “The Swan Princess” Series) Announces Her Debut Ep, ‘Together Away,’
She’s been called a “vintage songstress” by Broadway World, has sung on over 200 songs for Hal Leonard Publishing, BMI Publishing, Sony, and Universal, has performed with The National Symphony Orchestra conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch, and with Grammy® Award-winning composer/arranger Patrick Williams (Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra), has starred in Buzzfeed comedy videos, and she’s been the voice of Odette, The Swan Princess, from Sony Animation’s “The Swan Princess” since 2018. Now, it’s finally her turn for time in the spotlight singing her own songs.
Ode to Side Hustle: JIMKATA New Visuals/Single
“Blessings In Disguise” is a track from the band’s highly anticipated album set for release in Spring 2021. The band has not released a full length in over four years. Jimkata has built a loyal following with relentless touring and has garnered acclaim for the likes of Billboard, LADYGUNN, Wonderland, Earmilk, American Songwriter among others. Thanks!
Francis Aud video for Skope Mag
Brooklyn’s Francis Aud has dropped a fun video for his new pop single “Codeine Kiss.” The upbeat music video features a cute dog and an unexpected love story. Francis Aud blends the worlds of pop and funk music perfectly, a feat that is made clear with “Codeine Kiss.” Keep up with him at FrancisAud.com.
Raven Sings The Blues says, “The band’s warm flicker of dream pop is rather irresistible and it’s easy to see how the album lured listeners into its woolen womb.”
The four track release from the Brisbane indie group comes rich in groove and rhythm, positioning the young band as formidable champions of this sound out on the East Coast. Across the EP, listeners are able to learn more about this young band, who have developed into one of Brisbane’s brightest acts, pushing soulful songwriting and performance forward.
Big Black Delta Share “Air Conditioned Dork” Video via Louder Than War, ‘4’ LP Out Now On All DSPs
Today, Big Black Delta shares the official music for “Air Conditioned Dork” via Louder Than War. The track is off of his album 4, which was released earlier this year and available everywhere now.
Colie reflects on love and family in ‘Kids These Days’
Staying true to her personal brand of storytelling and observational lyricism, Townsville singer-songwriter Colie returns with another meaningful song ‘Kids These Days’; laden with love and introspect. The single premiered earlier this week via triple j’s Unearthed TOPS and released alongside a video that premiered via Purple Sneakers yesterday.
Winner of the triple j Unearthed Regional QLD Level Up Grant, this allowed Colie an opportunity to fund her project and open up to a wider audience. For this release, she worked closely with musician and producer Alistair Richardson (Clea, Zefereli) where they worked in his home studio in the Scenic Rim. Providing backup vocals, the song is a slight pivot to her usual folk-tinged, and acoustic-driven sound and displays Colie’s ever-growing sound and artistry.
Today, Los Angeles-based art-pop artist Kit Major shares “When the Drugs Don’t Work”, a more introspective stab at her signature dark, electropop sound, building on her single “Mind” from October. Under The Radar premiered the track a few days earlier, praising how the track “leans into a dark, electro pop feel. The chilly and introspective opening blooms into a driving dance beat and thumping synths, married to a percussive, hyperpop-influenced outro. Contrasting with the darker sound though, comes a tender and warm lyrical perspective.”
Brisbane based punk rock band, BLUSSH, return with their new single ‘Incoming’; a track seeped in 90’s grunge, it’s a tale of heartbreak, bitterness with riot fused tones.
The all female trio explore the subjective twists and turns of truth and lies through lyrical musings that are stripped of tears and sympathy. “It’s tempered, bruised and challenged as it explores themes of being on the other side of love” the band members explain.
The band are best described as a grunge-meets-glam, with a dash of true, epic rock n’ roll. Spearheaded by bandleader Ramblin’ Eddie Lopez, the group brings an infectious and ambitious sound to the table that your ears will not soon forget.
Emi Wes delivery stunning new EP with new single Where’s My Money
With a voice that balances the fragility of Joss Stone against the sheer tone of Nina Simone, Emi Wes has spent the last couple of years working with Danish Songwriters and experimenting with different genres to perfect her musical craft.
Chem-sex addictions and the dark under-belly of the queer Party Scene
Vaughan opens up on his addiction to chem-sex and the dark under-belly of the queer party scene in new single Youngest At The Party.
“It’s a song about the loss of innocence. It’s about finding myself in places that I wish I had never been. Realising that I was the youngest person there and wondering how I got to this point. How far away from the world did I need to be, to get myself there.”
Following the release of their debut album B4 The Storm and the global success “Lemonade”, Internet Money returns once more with a new remix of “Lemonade” featuring 6x Platinum-selling Reggaetón artist Anuel AA. With 18M+ streams in Spanish-speaking territories alone, the new remix arrives in celebration of the single’s success both in the U.S. and around the world.
With a staggering 40 million followers across TikTok, Derulo is the biggest musician across the platform. The undeniably catchy yet enigmatic instrumental from 19-year-old New Caledonian producer Nuka captured the attention of many and amassed over 200 billion impressions worldwide. Derulo being a big fan of the viral sensation, sifted through the videos and across the internet sought after the creator. Regardless of the miles that separated the two artists, the power of music brought the two artists together to create new hit “Love Not War (The Tampa Beat).”
Megan Thee Stallion releases debut album ‘Good News’ + new video for “Body”
Today Megan Thee Stallion releases her highly anticipated debut album, Good News, alongside a brand new video for ‘Body’, a body-positive anthem for women everywhere. ‘Body’ celebrates women taking ownership of and proudly enjoying their bodies, in all sizes, shapes and heights. With a fiery voguing runway-inspired video starring Megan, the ‘Body’ video also features a host of incredible women including Taraji P Henson, Blac Chyna, Daren Kyle, Asian Doll, Jordyn Woods, Bernice Burgos and Maliibu Miitch.
RUN THE WORLD RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM TODAY
Supporting the mission of making sure others feel empowered, the girls are sure to put an emphasis on that theme with their debut album. The collection features their singles “Rainbow” and “Diamond Hearts,” as well as three additional new original tracks and their covers of hit song Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.”
KingQueen releases a music video for “Roller Coaster”
KINGQUEEN is a edgy pop rock band based in Los Angeles, CA. The band was formed by Swedish lead singer Ina and has been seen on multiple platforms such as MTV, LOGO TV, VH1, OutAT TV, Revry TV and American Music Awards.
Tessa Kaye is a Philadelphia born, Los Angeles based pop artist. Armed with vibrant individuality and a fresh approach, the effervescent artist delivers infectious pop soundscapes, with raw and relatable themes. Having grown up in Utah with her adoptive family, Kaye struggled with the difficulties that being a black girl in a mostly white community faced. Raised in the Mormon church, she made the decision to leave once she reached early adulthood, moving to the West Coast to pursue her passion. Now, with a plethora of life experiences under her belt, Kaye wants to tell her story.
After the success of the band’s latest, critically acclaimed third album “Grasping Time” (2019), Vokonis immediately went into recording more material. With the goal set to further expand the prog landscape, Vokonis crafted recordings that are more dynamically diverse and forward-thinking than ever before. Ranging from full-blown doom to melodically blissful passages, the new material features guest musician Per Wiberg (Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Kamchatka) on Keyboard.
AJ JORDAN – IDKMA
AJ is a 25 year old singer, song writer and producer. Known for his multi-platinum credits and is already being streamed into the millions of times before releasing a solo record. AJ has travelled the world in the pursuit of new music, often landing in Los Angeles, Stockholm, The Netherlands and many more collaborating with the worlds best artist and musicians. AJ is hailed as one of the industries “hidden gems” and with so much new music to offer, we can’t wait to finally hear his solo project.
Music for Nina was inspired by new love. After an evening spent listening to music together, Nina asked Matt to try to create music that expressed what they were experiencing together. Matt then stayed up all night after pressing the record button and after a sleepless 18-hour session, Music for Nina was mostly complete.
Hot Breath release “Bad Feeling” single
Hot Breath release the single “Bad Feeling”, the first release from the band since their s/t debut EP from 2019. With vocal harmonies and dirty guitar riffs, “Bad Feeling” throws you right into a never-ending after party.
The time has finally come for the release of indie-rockers Amaunet’s debut, self-titled EP! Their nostalgic influences are combined with the band’s distinctive originality: vocals filled with strength and emotions, surging guitars and cinematic choruses. “Amaunet” is filled with indie anthems combining the best of the genres with their own unique sound, setting the standard for 2020’s alt rock scene.
MILEY CYRUS + DUA LIPA “PRISONER”
Artist and trailblazer Miley Cyrus teamed up with global pop superstar Dua Lipa for “Prisoner,” the highly anticipated second single from Miley’s seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts, out November 27th via RCA Records.
The dynamic duo joins forces for a shamelessly, campy rock video directed by Alana Oherlihy and Miley. In a true testament to girl power, these three women celebrate music in a way we have all been missing, inviting fans to join them in a 2020 “Runaways” style reunion.
Charlotte Jane’s debut EP ‘Nowhere To Hide’ established her as one of the UK’s brightest new voices. Quietly amassing millions of streams, it set her on the path to sell-out headline shows in London and hometown Hull, performing at Reading and Leeds and with the likes of Jess Glynne, Dennis Lloyd, Tom Odell and Lewis Capaldi, who believes Charlotte Jane is shaping up to be “one of the biggest fucking things in the world.” Her brand new single ‘Get It Right’ lives up to such high praise.
BLACK TREE VULTURES DROP NEW VIDEO ‘RUN BACK TO THE DARK’
Brit hard rockers BLACK TREE VULTURES drop brand new video ‘RUN BACK TO THE DARK’! This is the second single release following their September release ‘The Unforeseen’ from their new EP ‘III’ which is set for release, February 12th 2021.
JOSH GROBAN SHARES HIS NEW ALBUM ‘HARMONY’ – OUT NOW
The global superstar Josh Groban today releases his new album ‘Harmony’ via Reprise Records. ‘Harmony’ adds a new chapter to the career of the multi-Platinum, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and actor. He has already achieved three #1 albums in the States plus three consecutive Top 10 albums in in the UK, including the chart-topping ‘Stages’.
The voice that’s enamoured the world of jazz shines bright within a completely new context on ‘Crashing Down’. It’s modern soul with a vintage edge. Jackson possesses a masterly vocal control, rich with elegant phrasing and palpable emotion that glides and weaves around a production generated by warm live instrumentation. Her timeless songwriting expresses a thoroughly contemporary attitude that’s big on self-empowerment, presenting an artistic vision that’s uncompromised by external influences.
LANA DEL REY RELEASES NEW SONG AND VIDEO’ SUMMERTIME THE GERSHWIN VERSION ‘IN SUPPORT OF TWO MAJOR AMERICAN ORCHESTRAS
Lana Del Rey has recorded a special cover of ‘Summertime’ by George Gershwin to raise awareness and to give support to two major American orchestras, the New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Lana has also generously donated to both organizations whose concerts have been canceled through June 2021 due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Bortio’s new single // Be a “Child” again
On December 7th we are releasing our new single “Child” from our forthcoming album “What We Have Now”. The single Child continues with themes of growing up and facing adulthood in our uncertain time.
Black Coffee links up with Pharrell Williams & Jozzy on new single ‘10 Missed Calls’
South African superstar DJ Black Coffee has joined forces with musical icon Pharrell Williams and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jozzy on new single ’10 Missed Calls’, out November 20th. Today also marks the full reveal of the tracklist of Coffee’s forthcoming album ‘Subconsciously’ which will be released on February 5th 2021, as well as the launch of the pre-order link.
Shotgun Revolution present their 5th single ‘After the Storm’
With more than a million streams across major streaming platforms and the very successful releases of their first singles – being placed in rotation on national and international radio-stations, as well as playlisted on multiple official playlists such as Most Wanted Rock, Rock Hard, New Music Daily, 100% Rock and more, SHOTGUN REVOLUTION have once again proven that they’re a force to be reckoned with. Today the band presents their fifth single ‘After the Storm’:
FICKLE FRIENDS SHARE THE NEW SINGLE ‘MILLION’ -LISTEN HERE
With their recent tracks ‘What A Time’ and ’92’, Fickle Friends are soundtracking our current worst of times in the best possible way. Their luminous synth-pop textures and dynamic energy provide an uplifting diversion rush of positivity, but their stories offer a timely reminder that you’re not alone in the challenges you face. They are songs which have re-amplified their voice, earning fresh attention from Jack Saunders at Radio 1 plus numerous playlist adds at Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer.
Torquay five-piece TOURISTS combine elements of shoegaze and synth-pop with deeper-rooted post-punk influences, crafting their own identifiable brand of dark, melodic dream-pop.
Their long-awaited Daniel Schlett (The War on Drugs, DIIV) produced debut album, ‘Another State’ – out today via Modern Sky UK, is an album exploring the shadowy recesses of the human mind and existence, across eleven darkly compelling and utterly immersive dream-pop songs, drawing on shoegaze, Krautrock, post-post and synth-pop influences.
BEA MILLER SHARES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING AMINÉ “FEEL SOMETHING DIFFERENT”
The new collaboration from “force of nature” (PAPER) Miller and critically acclaimed rapper Aminé is featured on Bea’s latest EP ‘elated!’ out now. “FEEL SOMETHING DIFFERENT” is a hypnotic new take on Miller’s viral hit “feel something” released last summer. The original track has amassed nearly 200 million streams and its official video has 13 million views, while also becoming a TikTok hit, with 4 billion video views and over 1.5 million TikTok video creations to date.
Ebony Buckle – “You’re Loved”
Ebony Buckle is a London-based singer/songwriter. Taking listeners on a whimsical leftfield-pop journey with her complex harmonies and imaginative storytelling lyricism, Buckle sings about universal themes of romance, broken hearts and depression, to more poetic themes of disgruntled mermaids, lonely whales and joyous, hypothetical alien invasions.
Hannah Grace releases debut album ‘Remedy’
Hannah Grace has released her debut album Remedy today (Nov 20th) via Never Fade Records. She has also released a beautiful live video for the new song ‘Healing Hands’. It is taken from the record and further showcases her jaw-dropping vocal abilities with stunning intimacy.
“Healing Hands’ was one of the first songs I wrote for the album,” says Hannah. “I was having some New Year January blues and I felt quite lost at the time. It was hard to imagine the album unfold and I was determined to make something really good. The song is kind of about reassuring myself that I was ‘onto something good’ and that doing music was right for me. It was also about recognising the support and love I got from so many people who believed in me, and that I could lean on them when I felt doubtful.”
“IF WE EVER NEEDED CHRISTMAS”
Celebrated rock musician, Mike Skill, lead guitarist of The Romantics, is ready to bring listeners back to 1970’s Detroit with the release of his new solo rock single “We Got Your Rock’n Roll”. The single uses descriptive lyrics to replicate Skill’s real-life experiences as a young rocker, hustling to create a name for himself in Detroit’s rock ‘n roll heyday. “We Got Your Rock’n Roll” features drummer Brad Elvis (Skill’s Romantics bandmate) and Grammy-award winning producer Chuck Alkazian (Eminem, Soundgarden). The single is available now on all digital platforms.