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Brooks Hudgins Shares Debut Album + Official Music Video For “Only Fans”

NYC by LA multi-instrumentalist Brooks Hudgins shares his debut album, Drive Thru Communion, along with the official music video for single “Only Fans” via Culture Collide. A cinematic project that flaunts impressive production and polished musical ideas, Hudgins unveils a wide array of reflections and stories that will entrance and immerse listeners. Culture Collide praised Hudgins’ refreshing take on the musical tradition, declaring “In a genre dominated by ultra-Americana imagery, Drive Thru Communion is something new and different, laid back and yet pulling from the country sounds and attitudes of old that are begging for a resurrection.”

PREMIERE: Brooks Hudgins ushers in a new era of alternative country with LP “Drive Thru Communion”

Grandbrothers weave piano & electronics, share “What We See” single

Today Grandbrothers have shared a second single from their forthcoming album ‘All The Unknown’, which is set for a January 15th release on City Slang.

Following the album’s title track & accompanying cinematic video, “What We See” is a moving piece, written with the aid of artificial intelligence. The band comment: “The first part of this song is this sort of caucasian piano line. The interesting part about it is, that the origin of that was something completely different: we just played randomly on the piano and let it run through an algorithm on the computer, which made it the way it is now. From there on, we built things around this fragment that by time became this emotional rollercoaster with very vulnerable and intimate, but also very fierce and brute parts.

Aviella Leads with Love on “tell me what you’re thinking”

Aviella introduces charming melodies and bold hooks on “tell me what you’re thinking,” a ripe mix of dynamic pop and dance floor grooves.

“tell me what you’re thinking” is Aviella’s third release via Dim Mak, following her 2020 debut single “Lean” alongside Sawyr and electro-pop anthem “Ain’t Too Late.” On her latest record, the singer/songwriter utilizes her riveting vocal prowess to narrate the complexities of love, relationships, and reciprocity. Produced by David Pietras (Axtone, SIZE, Protocol Recordings), the track’s airy soundscape allows listeners to absorb Aviella’s lyrics to the fullest extent.


In a fiery, yet uplifting opening speech, activist, visionary, and generational voice Tamika D. Mallory declares, “You don’t want pity, but you damn sure deserve a little mercy!” Anthony responds with soulful verses over soft piano and a steady beat as he pleads, “Have a little mercy,” on the powerful and poetic refrain. Together, they deliver the perfect combination of art and activism on a timely and timeless anthem.


With his deep, barking drawl and a natural affinity for melody, Fredo Bang (Fredrick Givens) is the next rhymer to rise out the Bayou. The highs and lows of his life encompass turning down a scholarship at Texas Southern U, in order to study closer to home, and a stiff jail sentence for aggravated battery that was commuted in 2018.


As the year comes to end, Mulatto is going out with a bang. Having spots on multiple “Best of the Year” music lists for 2020 such as NPR, Billboard, XXL, UPROXX, HipHopDX and more, Mulatto has solidified her spot in the rap space. Looking at her year in numbers, Latto’s major label debut album Queen of Da Souf garnered over 201 million streams worldwide, her video for “Bitch From Da Souf (Remix)” featuring Saweetie & Trina has over 50 million views and her video for “Muwop” featuring Gucci Mane has over 37 million views. Mulatto is the first ever female solo rapper to go RIAA-certified Gold, accomplishing this with her hit single “Bitch From Da Souf (Remix)” featuring Saweetie and Trina. She’s also one of only two women inducted into the XXL 2020 Freshman Class this year.

MiM0SA Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary of Original with ‘Psychedelic Stereo VOL II’ – Out Today on Alpha Pup Records

Recorded in 2019 in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, Psychedelic Stereo VOL II is a celebration of life, travels, friendship, struggle, nostalgia, self-discovery, failure, perseverance, redemption, and love. In 2019 Mimosa lost his two best friends within six months of each other. Taking their deaths especially hard, he spent the majority of the year getting sober and reflecting on the last ten years of his life. This eventually led to the inspiration behind creating Psychedelic Stereo VOL II, exactly ten years after the release of the original. With its obvious influences from his life’s journey, the album ushers in a new era of the Mimosa legacy. VOL II pays tribute to the wisdom gained since the release of the original Psychedelic Stereo, revisiting the nostalgic vibes of the earlier era of Mimosa while incorporating a myriad of musical flavors and influences as well as collaborators along the way.

AUGUST08 shares powerful ‘Emotional Cuh’ EP via 88rising

Of his forthcoming project, AUGUST shares that: “Every hood has an emotional cuh, an emotional thug, an emotional gangster, kids who are forced to do things they don’t want to do. This is for them. This is a story for those who had to be numb, who don’t have the space to express themselves freely. I hope this project lets them feel like they don’t have to hold back.”


In the visual, the artist and a lady friend enjoy a December date on the couch before Felixx’s phone pulls him into a wild winter wonderland. Immediately after, he’s sitting on Santa’s thrown with elf ears belting out the song’s sugary sweet hook, flanked by models. He gives the magic of Christmas a whole new meaning with this one.

Mark Erelli Releases Wistful “Not Quite Christmas”

Singer-songwriter Mark Erelli knows that even in the most normal and prosperous of years, the holidays can be a sad and lonely time for some — and this year has only complicated how we’re all feeling about the holiday season. So when he woke up on Thanksgiving with a new holiday song in his head, it was indeed a surprise. Written with some of this year’s specific circumstances in mind, “Not Quite Christmas” is out now.

Raf Rundell Shares New Track “Ample Change”

Today Raf Rundell has announced details of the release of his second album O.M. Days, which is due out on Friday, April 9th, 2021 on Heavenly Recordings.

Featuring guest appearances from Chas Jankel, Lias Saoudi, Teri Walker, Andy Jenkins and Man & The Echo, the self-produced 10-track album was recorded in his Forest Hill bunker.

Chilly Gonzales shares video for “Snow Is Falling In Manhattan,” from A very chilly christmas.

Chilly Gonzales shares a new stop-motion animation video for “Snow Is Falling In Manhattan,” a fan favourite from his new holiday album, A very chilly christmas. The gently ambling song, written by David Berman, is performed with guests Feist and Jarvis Cocker.

New Song “Below the Salt” from Everyone Dies in Utah gaining momentum

Everyone Dies in Utah is an American metal band from Temple, Texas. Formed in 2008 by Danny Martinez. The name of the band began as a joke, but stuck with them as time went on. It derives from the fact that the death rate in Utah was at one time higher than any other state. Everyone Dies In Utah consists of Danny Martinez (Lead Vocals), Nathan Chase-Meadows (Drums), Daniel Tharp (Bass), Brett Wasson (Guitar) and Ruben Tirado (guitar).

Artist: Wooden Drone – Track: Felicia Love

‘Felicia Love’ is one of the most unique tracks of this album, featuring some new and hypnotic sounds patterns, this powerful electronic oddity, will have its videoclip released early 2021, as previewed in the mind bending teaser available on wooden-drone.com

J.E. Sunde releases new animated video for third single “Risk”

J.E. Sunde’s new animated video for “Risk” is out now! Sunde describes this song as, “This song suggests that as scary as it can be, love is a risk that’s worth the risk. It’s a chugging indie-folks song that echoes a little bit of Tom Wait’s “Downtown Train.” Or a slightly mellowed out version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark.”

Tdot illdude Releases “Sinking” Video Today

Christmas single from Total Brutal and Misty Boyce, along with special guests Hayley Batt and Kristen Gleeson-Prata – “Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas”

Total Brutal is Emily Moore a multi-instrumentalist who has shared the stage with the likes of FUN, X Ambassadors, Ella Vos and more. She has garnered acclaim from the likes of LADYGUNN, American Songwriter, Earmilk and Atwood Magazine to name a few. Thanks for your consideration!

SEPTEMBER MOURNING Release Official Music Video for New Single, “Wake the Dead”

Hard Rock Graphic Novel Art Project SEPTEMBER MOURNING has released the official music video for their newest single, “Wake the Dead.” With the video created by Riven (guitarist), the Sahaj Ticotin (Ra, Starset) produced single is the band’s first release partnered with Legend Recordings and INgrooves.


“Vento does an excellent job of delivering a powerful and impressive vocal… Bravo Vento!” – MusicExistence.com

By releasing a single per month for the next year, Pittsburgh music veteran John Vento is building his latest album, “Brick By Brick,” literally, one step at a time. However, for his latest single and video, “Highwire” (out December 1st, 2020, MTS Records) Vento has found inspiration in those struggling to take the next physical step.

Osees ‘Panther Rotate’ LP Out Today

Today, prolific psych-rockers Osees share Panther Rotate LP, out now on Castle Face Records. KEXP premiered the album, alongside an exclusive track-by-track feature from frontman John Dwyer.


Hoy se lanzo el tema “Tanto Que Me Gusta” de El Mayor Clásico X Natti Natasha producido por Luny, publicado por Vulcano Music junto a Pina Records y con la colaboración de la plataforma de promoción internacional Planet Records. Este sencillo anticipa la publicación del próximo álbum de El Mayor Clásico.

El video musical fue grabado en la Republica Dominicana bajo la dirección de Rodrigo Films, y muestra alegría, baile, barrio y mucho swing. El tema sensual habla de la química entre una pareja y todo lo que quieren hacer juntos en la cama.