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SIAMESE Release New Single & Music Video for “Can’t Force The Love”

Denmark’s current hottest export, SIAMESE have just dropped a video for their new single “Can’t Force The Love”. The award-winning, post-hardcore outfit blend heavy riffs with soaring melodic vocals to bring you a new track that will be stuck in your head for days.

PASSENGER Releases “Remember To Forget”

With his latest single “Remember to Forget,” Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) tells the story of another character in the world of Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted — the guy who refuses to call it a night. Rosenberg says, “This song is for all of those people that that never want to go to bed after a night out and just want to stay out drinking for as long as they can. I’ve definitely been that guy before, and I know a few others that have. The idea of having to be on your own in a dark room with ringing in your ears is not a pleasant one.”

TOTO Lead Singer Joseph Williams Debuts “Liberty Man” From Forthcoming Album

Joseph Williams and The Players Club / Mascot Label Group present “Liberty Man,” the second instant gratification track featured on Williams’ upcoming new studio album titled Denizen Tenant.


“ZHU is one of my personal favorite artists and it’s always dope working with him. He has an amazing vision for what he wants and always makes it happen,” says NGHTMRE. “For this remix, I tried to give it even more energy than the original, and added a second drop that’s a bit more melodic. I hope everyone has as much fun listening to it as I did making it!”

New Willie Nelson Album “That’s Life” To Be Released February 26

Honoring the enduring influence and inspiration of Frank Sinatra (whose 105th birthday would have been celebrated on December 12), That’s Life continues Willie’s longtime musical appreciation of Sinatra’s artistry and repertoire, an exploration exemplified by 2018’s My Way, which earned Willie the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Solo Album.

Jonny Pierce of The Drums Shares New Single “Ambulance”, Listen Now

“This song was written in a time of spiritual transformation for me,” Pierce said. “The first half is an ode to that all too familiar pattern that has been a mainstay in my life for decades now. That is, to look only outward for love, a sort of a constant, desperate hunt for intimacy as a result of a loveless childhood.”

Georgia Covers Kate Bush

After what has been a landmark year for Georgia, including the release of her Hyundai Mercury Music Prize nominated sophomore album, Seeking Thrills, plus a sold-out tour at the beginning of 2020, the young on-the-rise popstar is ending the year with a bang.

KITTEN Releases New Song “Daddy Don’t Take My Phone” Today

The third single from KITTEN’s forthcoming full-length record due next year, “Daddy Don’t Take My Phone”, is an all-out musical temper tantrum. Co-written by up-and-coming producer Gupi (Food House, Dog Show Records),”Daddy Don’t Take My Phone” leads listeners through a labyrinthine meltdown. Moody pop verses get sliced apart by brutal electronics with truly rattling drum sounds, courtesy of legendary producer Umru (Charli XCX, Dorian Electra, Slayyyer). A bratty acoustic guitar moment is cut short by a scream and a key change into chaos.

BABY GRIZZLEY Releases New Single “ADD IT UP”  

The parallels between Baby Grizzley and Tee Grizzley come as no coincidence, as Baby Grizzley is Tee’s blood brother serving as evidence that the two rappers’ knack for storytelling and wordplay is embedded in their DNA. As reflected in the official music video, Baby Grizzley was recently released from prison after serving 5 years and wasted no time getting into the booth and laying down his rhymes. His vicious flow attacks the hard hitting beat cementing the new rapper as a one to watch in the coming new year.

All Things Blue release debut album Get Bit – out now via Terrible Records

Los Angeles band All Things Blue today release their much-anticipated debut album Get Bit. The project of singer-songwriter India Coombs (aka Blue) and guitarist Jon Joseph, Get Bit (released today December 11th via Terrible Records’ Flexible Distro) follows a series of hype-building EPs and singles, tackling the personal and the political with equal vigour.


The Band CAMINO have unveiled their new single “Roses,” which is available today on all streaming platforms via dblblk / Elektra Records. The new track is joined by a Patrick Tracy directed official music video which is live now on The Band CAMINO’s YouTube channel. “Roses” sees The Band CAMINO looking back on the challenges of 2020 and finding appreciation through reflection, reminding us all to “stop and smell the roses.”

The Band CAMINO’s Jeffery Jordan elaborated on the track noting, “This song is about finding the moment. We’ve built our band off of sadder songs that mourn the past and long for the future. ‘Roses’ is a pep talk – a reminder to the person in the mirror that we can choose to at least try to see the good and make an attempt to create a brighter world for ourselves and others. So stop and smell the f*cking roses.”

Nyck Caution Shares Video with Kota The Friend

Delivering evocative lyrics with an ice-cold demeanor, Brooklyn rapper Nyck Caution is preparing to make the leap. Today, the Pro Era rapper announces Anywhere But Here, his upcoming project, coming in 2021. Anywhere But Here is a soulful and self-assured effort, exploring all facets of Nyck’s personality, offering braggadocious bars on boom-bap bangers like “What You Want,” experimenting with Brooklyn drill sounds on “Bad Day,” and delving into introspective interrogations of his state of mind on ballads like “Motion Sickness.”

BODYSNATCHER: Florida Deathcore Practitioners Sign To eOne And Release “Break The Cycle” Single

“Break The Cycle” is the band’s first newly-recorded material since their critically-lauded This Heavy Void LP released earlier this year and ushers in their union with the label. Comments the band, “We are extremely excited to announce our signing to eOne with our new single ‘Break The Cycle.’ The song is about the realization of letting the wrong people into your life, and taking the steps to get out of that pattern. Keep your eyes open. Lots of things to come in 2021”

Jive Mother Mary “Hope It Ain’t That Bad” Music Video

THUNDERMAKER New Single ‘The Road’ – Out Today

The lead vocals are by Ronny Munroe (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Metal Church, Between Worlds, One Machine) with music and lyrics written by Thundermaker. The track was mixed and mastered by Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) & Peter Granberg at Sonic Train Studios, Sweden. The Road is the opening track of the forthcoming Thundermaker album, also called The Road, and is due out via Sliptrick Records in early 2021.

WILD Share New Track; Debut LP Out 1/15/21  

Today, indie-folk-pop trio WILD share the final single from their highly anticipated debut full-length record, Goin’ Back, out January 15th. The heartfelt and catchy track, “Keeps Me Coming Back,” serenades the listener with a message of following one’s heart while the official video throws it back to the 1980’s with a nostalgic love story set in a wrestling ring.

WILD adds, “We wrote this song with Matt from The Mowgli’s and Mason from Metro Station. It was one of those songs that came so naturally. It was just us having fun and laughing and the song was done! It’s about following your heart and knowing when it’s right. Our feelings for someone aren’t always certain, but it’s something worth coming back to as long as you have hope.”

NYC Metal Newcomers LOSS BECOMES Featuring Esteemed Chef Brian Tsao Debut with New Single and Video, “Focus”

Anyone who knows esteemed Chef Brian Tsao knows that he loves his metal licks as much as his tasty licks. So it was only a matter of time before Tsao threw his chef hat into the metal ring. Introducing his new band LOSS BECOMES and their first single, “Focus,” available today.

“The band name LOSS BECOMES is centered around the idea of learning from your mistakes,” guitarist-chef says. “There’s a lot to be gained from loss, because it’s often the catalyst for change… for better or worse.”

LOSS BECOMES Storms On The Scene With The Premiere of "Focus"

Carly Tefft Releases Final Two Songs Off Of New LP “Songs Past Dark”

Singer-songwriter Carly Tefft has released the fourth part (called ‘page 4’ by Tefft) of her new acoustic LP, “Songs Past Dark,” out on all digital platforms NOW. The final two LP songs, “Speakeasy” (original) and “Who Knew” (cover), wrap up a gorgeous acoustic project that Tefft began to embark on at the start of fall. Combining stunningly raw originals and beautiful acoustic covers, “Songs Past Dark,” places a strong emphasis on story telling, Carly’s songwriting forte. Closing off this era with “Speakeasy” and “Who Knew,” Tefft knows exactly who and where she is, resting boldly in a multi-genre package of vulnerability. With elements of both country and pop, the “Songs Past Dark” LP project finds Carly at her core.

Michael Lanza Ventures To “Islands” To Avoid Heartbreak – Out Now Via Hitskope Records

Michael Lanza, blends his wide range of influences together with his infectious new single “Islands” featuring Bay area based rapper Chow Mane. While melodically breezy and upbeat, Mane and Lanza provide emotional depth to the tropical single. Through elements of Hip-Hop, Pop and EDM the two combine forces in an invigorating single on overcoming heartbreak.

The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter molds his own personal experiences into playlist-worthy tunes, putting pen to paper and crafting tracks that stem from the heart. Michael expands on the pain felt within the new release, confessing that“New people always seem to remind you of the one you don’t have anymore. You seem happy on the outside, but deep within there is great sadness and turmoil.”

Whitney Houston’s “One Wish (For Christmas)” First-Ever Official Music Video Premieres Today

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is releasing the first-ever official music video for Whitney Houston’s “One Wish (For Christmas)” on Friday, December 11.

The title track, and only single, from One Wish: The Holiday Album (originally released November 18, 2003 on Arista Records), Whitney’s classic performance–an uplifting soulful plea for hope, peace and unity on Christmas Day–provides the soundtrack for an animated holiday short film by filmmaker Katia Temkin in the song’s first official music video.

Melody Federer & Burt Bacharach team up w Conservation International for new song ‘The Sun Also Rises’

The songwriting duo of Melody Federer and Burt Bacharach released their new track, “The Sun Also Rises,” today. The song, whose title is taken from the Ernest Hemingway novel, is a tale of light and looking toward a new dawn that’s arriving just at the right time to support a great cause. “This is a song about hope. Even in the darkest of times, there’s hope,” Federer says of the track. “I thought the book’s title, one of Burt’s favorites, would be a good theme for a lyric especially in these harrowing times. My dad would always say, ‘It’s always darkest before the dawn.’ In these dark winter months at the end of this insane year, it’s a nice quote to hold onto.”


West coast rapping sensation, King Lil G, releases highly anticipated album 90’s Kid Vol. 2. The album makes its official premiere following the release of various singles earlier this year that was met with global acclaim and attention. 90s Kid Vol. 2 is now available via all DSPs and streaming services.

Calgary Hip Hop Artist Lyrique Shares New Video for “Hunger”

Calgary rapper Lyrique is unveiling the video for his track, “Hunger,” off his recently released debut full-length album, P.I.M.P. (Poetry Is My Pleasure).

Lyrique is among a new wave of artists rousing a hip hop renaissance in a province not geographically regarded for its output of rap. Wielding flashy future beats and a ravenous flow, the track’s message is simple: stay hungry.

Yashira release devastating sophomore LP ‘Fail To Be’ via Good Fight Music

Florida’s experimental doom metal crew, YASHIRA has released their anticipated sophomore album for Good Fight Music titled Fail To Be. Blending earworm doom riffs with death metal levels of devastation and unique songwriting, YASHIRA has set the bar higher for themselves once again. Fail To Be features critically acclaimed singles, “Shards of Heaven”, “Impasse” and “Shades Erased” featuring FULL OF HELL vocalist Dylan Walker, all of which hinted at the band’s expert execution of balancing the best aspects of doom, noise rock, and post-metal. Produced by Greg Thomas (MISERY SIGNALS, SHAI HULUD) and the band, the album also features cover art by Jesse Draxler (DAUGHTERS, NINE INCH NAILS).

ACID MAMMOTH: crushing new single and album details available!

Athens-based doom slingers ACID MAMMOTH team up with Cvlt Nation to premiere the very first excerpt off their upcoming third album ‘Caravan’, coming this March 5th on Heavy Psych Sounds. The band will also reissue its first two albums ‘Acid Mammoth’ and ‘Under Acid Hoof’ on the label.

Once again, the father and son duo on guitar treats the listener to a horde of fuzzed-out, Iommi-worshipping riffs, while a behemoth bass relentlessly crushes everything under its acid hooves. Drums are thundering, unearthly beats of harrowing doom, and Chris Babablis Jr.’s vocals will mesmerize you with his woeful chants. Heavier and more multi-faceted than its predecessor, “Caravan” is meant to tear you down until the final breath. Prepare to be doomed!


Q shows no shortage of talent as The Shave Experiment boasts his unique musicality as a multi-instrumentalist as well as his promising development as a producer with honest and vulnerable songwriting. The self-taught musician shows all the telltale signs of being one of 2021’s most formidable artists to watch.