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joan Releases “partly cloudy” EP Today!

Loveable Arkansas pop duo joan today close out a successful 2020 by sharing their new “partly cloudy” EP, a special reworked, chilled out version of their much-acclaimed August release “cloudy”, which has been streamed well over ten million times. We’ve thus far heard incredible stripped back new versions of ‘want u back’ and ‘cover girl’ and today joan share their new version of closing track and fan favourite ‘brokenhearted’. See below for the full tracklisting of partly cloudy, which is out now via Photo Finish Records.

Orleans’ New Music Video & Song “Home”

Orleans offers a preview of their new song, “Home,” on their YouTube channel. The song, (written by founder/lead guitarist/singer John Hall, Johanna Hall, and Don Schlitz) will be on the group’s forthcoming EP to be released spring 2021. “Home,” which is about family– childhood, adolescence, marriage, parenthood, and childhood again–originally appeared on John’s 1997 solo CD “Love Doesn’t Ask.” The new Orleans’ version is available on all digital media.

John & Johanna have written dozens of songs together, most notably Orleans’ “Still the One,” “Dance With Me,” and Janis Joplin’s “Half Moon.” Co-writer Don Schlitz is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and former Nashville Songwriters Association and ASCAP “Songwriter of the Year.” He has written 21 number one hits including Kenny Rogers “The Gambler.”

(HED) P.E. Release Video For “Overdue” From New Album “Class of 2020”

Legendary SoCal artists (HED) P.E. have released a brand new video for “Overdue” from their new album “Class of 2020” album. The song appears on (HED) P.E’s twelfth studio album, which was released via Suburban Noize Records on August 21st. The date also marked the 20th anniversary of the group’s breakthrough album, “Broke”.

Premiere: Watch (HED) P.E. take cameras into solitary confinement in the visual for “Overdue”


Kali Uchis is the first woman to break the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart with a new album in 2020 with her latest, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞, reaching #8 in its second week.

The Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated artist’s second album and first in Spanish, Sin Miedo has accumulated TK million global streams to date and reached #1 on Apple Music’s U.S. Latin chart, #6 and #7 on Spotify’s U.S. Albumsand Global Albums charts respectively, #2 and #21 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums and Top Latin Albums charts respectively.

Black Nile “The Further Side” out December 4th

Brothers Lawrence and Aaron Shaw aka Black Nile push into new territories with The Further Side, a captivating showcase of their ever-evolving sound and post-genre sensibilities. Their sophomore album employs a new sonic palette that’s more beat-driven and focused on semantic elements, with room for features by rappers Tru and Wise.

The Further Side is a totally different direction allowing Black Nile to never be stagnant in their music. Initially, the album started as a mixtape before blossoming into something greater—something further; with music that allowed them to delve into spatial frequencies that people have not experienced themselves yet.

“DREAMS” New Single by Rich Jacques from Right The Stars Out Now!

“Dreams,” in its original form is quite anthemic, euphoric even, but here it is rendered into a more dreamy vision, toeing the line perfectly between the drowsiness of that waking moment and the realization that this is a new day and anything is possible. It wanders a more shimmering and chiming path, takes its time and both cocoons and energises the listener.

The original was wrought of bass grooves, sparing keyboard lines and delicate guitar motifs, here it is reworked into a more undulating and ornate soundscape, one built more of textures and atmospheres, space and see-through gossamer layers rather than the more traditional sound which gave birth to the song.

Left Field Messiah (Hot Hot Heat/Fitz & The Tantrums) Share “Fuzz Machine” Video Via Flood, ‘In Praise of Bombast’ LP Out In 2021

Today, Left Field Messiah share the official music video for “Fuzz Machine.” FLOOD premiered the video, praising the track as “an instantly catchy romp” and detailing the backstory to the song and video. Left Field Messiah’s upcoming debut album, In Praise of Bombast, is due out early next year.

Left Field Messiah Share a Trancey Animated Video for “Fuzz Machine”

THETAN: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Frustration/Focused Hatred” Video By Nashville Powerviolence Duo; New Material To See Release In 2021

THETAN’s bassist/vocalist Dan Emery and drummer Chad L’Eplattenier together unleash bulldozing force of Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt, Hatred Surge, and the like. Following several LP’s, splits, and more, the band released their Abysmal LP through their own Anti-Corporate Music in February 2019, the record unloading eighteen tracks in less than eighteen minutes with point-blank results. Later that year they released a Record Store Day single with legendary Bronx rapper Kool Keith, which was followed by the fully collaborative Space Goretex LP with him in early 2020.

Video Premiere: Thetan – “Frustration/Focused Hatred”

New Music From YSB Tril “All Da Action” Out Now On LISTEN TO THE KIDS/Interscope Records

YSB Tril looks to finish 2020 with a bang. Shortly after releasing his booming single “Workin,'” Tril (LISTEN TO THE KIDS/Interscope Records) zooms back into contention with his new visual “All Da Action.” Inspired by the 2013 comedy This Is The End, Tril enjoys a fun house party before the world spirals and self-destructs. Overlooking the destruction, Tril bravely stands alone after showcasing a fiery exhibition on the mic. “All Da Action” is also produced by KBeaZy, who lent his production prowess to Kid Laroi, Roddy Ricch and most recently, 24Goldn’s Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single “Mood.”

Greg Cockerill Shares Vibrant New Single “No, Never Alone”

Currently in the process of recording a new full-band studio album, “No, Never Alone” is the first offering from those sessions. Inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic and self-produced by Cockerill, the track reiterates that while we may be physically apart, we are all in this struggle together.

New single from Nazar – “Goodnight Senorita”

Nazar’s music combines strong pop hooks with the meaningful lyrics and impassioned vocals of folk rock and an international cross-border appeal, all of which combine to make for truly original and compelling songs. You can learn more about him here: nazarmusic.com

Watch Peel Dream Magazine’s live Baby TV performance of “Clean Water”

Peel Dream Magazine have shared the video for “Clean Water” from their Baby TV performance. Watch the video here and be sure to catch them this Saturday, December 5th performing on No Joy’s No Bummer All Summer Virtual Beach Party livestream. The event will feature No Joy, Peel Dream Magazine, Sad13, Winter, Aerin Fogel, Lost Cove Tiki, DRYNX, and Second Sight.

Brooke Daye Drops “EVERYTHING AND NOTHING” Video

Pop artist Brooke Daye just released a striking new music video for her poignant single, “EVERYTHING AND NOTHING.” The single is from her debut EP, THE NARCISSIST, and explores the heartbreak of breakups and the pain of losing that someone in an instant. Follow her on Instagram @brookedaye.

Idle Ruin: Australian Death/Thrash Metal Newcomers Release Self-titled EP Today

Singer Liam states about the EP: “This is just a four-song, bite-sized collection of Idle Ruin’s music. With Idle Ruin being an all new project I didn’t want to dive into a full-length album straight away. People have responded really well to our pre-release single “The Devil’s Trade”, which has been given a lot of airplay and some flattering reviews. So I hope these remaining three songs don’t disappoint.”


The new song follows the singer’s Platinum-certified smash “Mood,” which just spent 5 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (currently at #2) and broke the pop radio record for most spins in a 7 day period. Shortly after his late night and day time television debuts with Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show respectively, 24kGoldn made his award show debut with a performance of “Mood” with Iann Dior at the American Music Awards. “Mood’ has been certified double platinum by the R.I.A.A. and has attained certifications in over 20 countries worldwide with over 900 million global streams to date.


These new singles were released not only in celebration of Lil Baby’s birthday, but of a completely dominant and record breaking year. With an endless list of hits in 2020, Lil Baby has now reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songwriters list. His lauded album My Turn went double platinum in September, making him the first and only artist of 2020 to reach that mark at the time. The album is the highest selling and highest streaming album in the US this year reaching 4 Billion streams to date, with his catalogue hitting 21 Billion streams globally. My Turn spent 5 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and the album returned to #1 three months after release. The deeply moving and timely single “The Bigger Picture” cemented Lil Baby’s role as the indisputable, authentic voice of youth culture. His seminal performance of the track at Apple Music’s Rap Life Live event was in itself a standout moment of 2020. The protest anthem reached #1 on Urban Radio, his 7th #1 in the format.


The Cure front man blesses the ethereal “Teenager” with a beautifully minimalist approach, adding his inimitable touch to the White Pony dreamscape. It fulfills the promise of this bucket list collaboration for fans, and extends the longstanding admiration and mutual respect between Smith and Deftones. He notably invited the band to perform at The Cure’s 2019 Pasadena Daydream Festival, while Deftones famously paid tribute to The Cure with an immersive cover of “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep” captured for the 2004 MTV Icon: The Cure, and included on B-Sides & Rarities a year later.


Lil Tjay’s highly anticipated sophomore album is set to be released early 2021. An accompanying documentary will be released which further dives into Tjay’s journey and path to continued success.

New Music From YUNGBLUD, ‘Weird’ Available Today Via Locomotion / Interscope

Over the past 3 years, YUNGBLUD has built a huge and devoted following of young people from all corners of the world that he considers a community rather than a fanbase. Bound by a love for his brilliantly outspoken and genre-bending version of 21st Century rock-and-roll music, that community has witnessed YUNGBLUD’s rise from a struggling musician living in a Northern England council flat to a global superstar hailed by Rolling Stone as a “pop-punk rebel on a mission.” But toward the end of touring behind his 2019 EP the underrated youth the 23-year-old artist felt suddenly overcome by a massive wave of insecurity.


Columbia Records recording artist Quinn XCII has returned to launch his brand-new single “Stay Next To Me” featuring singer/songwriter Chelsea Cutler today. The song was co-written by Quinn XCII and Chelsea, and was produced by longtime collaborator ayokay and Hazey Eyes. “Stay Next To Me” is a flashback to nights out at the bars with friends and falling for someone you spot in the crowd, and being so infatuated with them that nothing else around you matters. In tandem with the track release, the song’s official music video has also launched today. Directed by Blythe Thomas and filmed in New York City, the visual follows Broadway star Kathryn Gallagher (Jagged Little Pill, Netflix’s “You”) and Alex Gaston on a romantic and spontaneous night, all set to a live performance from Quinn, Chelsea and ayokay.

Ant Clemons & Justin Timberlake Team Up For “Better Days”

Grammy-nominated Ant Clemons has turned a year faced with many challenges into his biggest year yet, which comes as no surprise for the self-made breakout artist of 2020, who went from sleeping on floors to becoming one of the most exciting upcoming names in contemporary music. Today, Clemons teams up with music legend and pop icon, Justin Timberlake, for a poignant new single and visual for his new song, “Better Days.” Watch HERE

HANLON BROTHERS return with second single ‘Show Yourself’

Gold Coast Hip Hop trio Hanlon Brothers return with their largely anticipated, explosive new sophomore single ‘Show Yourself’.

Entering a new era and expanding their sonic sphere, Hanlon Brothers feel they have finally found their true sound. The recording of the groups new music was an intensive 24-month process of experimenting with new cadences and refining their songwriting skills.

Grande Royale release “Bang” single and music video

Grande Royale is back a with new banger. “Bang” is the second single from the band’s upcoming fifth studio full length, “Carry On”. The single clearly shows the new direction of the band. A rawer, simpler, and more back to basics approach has been applied to the production. The new songs are catchy, straight forward and reek of garage rock energy. The single “Bang” is released digitally Friday, December 4, together with a music video.

New single “Tomorrow Off Your Back” from H.B. Nielsen Out Now

The story of H.B. Nielsen is the story of the modern rambler, writing about his self experienced events through his years traveling around the world. All hailing from a teenager move from Sweden to New York.

While stateside he picked up a guitar instead of the hockey stick, which was the reason for his move initially. Being able to strum just a few chords, he started writing songs for fun while studying poetry, fiction writing and playing college hockey. A few years later, right before he was supposed to enroll at an MFA program, writing and playing music took a back seat as he picked up a tattoo machine and pursued a tattooing career.

Ann My Guard Release New Album FURIA

Furia is an allegory of of mourning, loneliness, anxiety and unhealed wounds, born in the first weeks of quarantine. “The subject itself has become quite prophetic, as I don’t think there is a person today who would not be mentally hit by the current situation in the world” – Eszter Anna Baumann said when they released their first single from the album.

The music of Ann my Guard experiments with heavy riffs, haunting melodies with a dark feminine touch. In the artistic realm of Eszter Anna Baumann, she seeks to embrace the hidden part of the self, and tries to dig beneath the surface where old mythologies lead the traveler to self-empowerment.