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SB SurfsUp – “Mode” [New Video]

GoodLook| “Grind Time”

Exla Music Presents Cincinnati Ohio Rapper & Recording Artist, “GoodLook.” Back and more trappier than ever with, “Grind Time.” Showing off his lyricism and natural bopping flow, GoodLook delivers an offering that will motivate and remind you that it is always time to grind.

Pooh Shiesty Unveils Highly Anticipated Visual For “Back In Blood”

Quickly rising Memphis rapper, POOH SHIESTY, wrapped what has been a breakthrough of a year for him and is kicking off 2021 on a high note with the highly anticipated visual for his latest single “Back In Blood.” After several clips from the Chicago video shoot went viral, the video was released over this past weekend and has already seen nearly 4M views.

Oberon Rose Shares Single “Sinner”

Oberon Rose is built around the songwriting team of Tommy Oberon and Rebecca Rose.

In the manner of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Tommy writes the music and Rebecca pens the lyrics.

Based out of Nashville, Oberon Rose pulls from a variety of rock, folk and pop influences that span both genres and decades.

Artist: Space of a Day – Track: Mendocino Punch

This song (Mendocino Punch) is a new progressive hard rock song. It begins w/ driving guitar and drums, then finds its resolution in soaring harmonious vocals. Unconscious inspirations include: Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Rush (esp. Neil Peart), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin (esp. John Bonham), Van Halen, & Yes.

Burn Down Eden – Release Official Video For “The Five Horsemen”

With “The Five Horsemen” Burn Down Eden want to share with you a brand new song of their upcoming third album “Burn Down Eden”. This song is only available on YouTube and not for streaming sites!

The Autos Release Debut Single “Trespass”

The Autos are excited to announce their debut single “Trespass” ft. Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body). The one of a kind release kicks off the debut of the 4 member production crew, The Autos, with a fresh and hopeful start to 2021. The new single dropped on January 1, 2021.

Joining The Autos on “Trespass” is their long time friend Elliot Martin of the legendary band John’s Brown Body. Reflecting back The Autos recalls, “This is a special single because it’s our first release as a production team. And, around the same time as we were making plans to release the song, Ian the head of The Autos was also told he was in remission. Great vibes for us all around.”

First Listen: The Autos – “Trespass” feat. Elliot Martin

BILL CHAMPLIN (Formerly of Chicago) New Single “Reason To Believe”

Legendary Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist BILL CHAMPLIN has signed a record deal with Imagen Records.

Iron Wings – Release New Single “Devil’s Lullaby”

The song is a single from the upcoming album. The main theme of the song is one of Shakespeare’s most famous quotes “Hell is empty and all the devils are here”. The song and the upcoming album form parallels with the already released album “Dzejnieks” (“The Poet”).

The main idea of the song is to make us to think about what we have become in less than a year, when even the closest people and friends in the saturated sea of views lose their humanity and are ready to tear each other apart in the name of only acceptable ideas.

Harry Hains’ Message Lives On A Year After His Passing

Harry Hains (a gender-fluid visionary artist and actor best known for American Horror Story and The OA) was really extraordinary, and we have the honor of working with his family to carry on his legacy. He didn’t believe in gender or labels, so in order to create a word that he wanted to live in, Harry created this project, ANTIBOY, which is kind of an Android living in a future non-binary world with no judgement where people saw each other as just their own inner pure consciousness. ANTIBOY’s message is so important because it sits at the intersection of our culture’s ongoing conversations about identity, gender, race, self-expression and even drug addiction (something that Harry struggled with and ultimately passed from) that can often be a coping mechanism for feeling like an outsider and not “fitting in.” Harry’s personal journey and artistic vision is a pop culture conversation that ties together several crucial issues– human rights, LGBTQ equality, and America’s drug epidemic – which needs to be addressed in a wholistic manner because drug use is so often tied to mental health issues.

WA’s Pretty Uglys return for the new year with amped tune ‘Party Friends’

For Perth-via-Busselton trio Pretty Uglys, 2020 remained a fairly fruitful year even though the party/live music opportunities elsewhere around the country came to a screeching halt. Out on the West Coast, the band dedicated the year to the preparation of their forthcoming EP Party Friends, releasing two tracks in ‘Soak It Up’ and ‘Dreamland Delusion’ – both further establishing the band as one to watch.

Brian Fennell starts 2021 with new SYML single “True” – out now

SYML, the solo project of singer, songwriter and producer Brian Fennell, begins the year with “True,” a new song out today via Nettwerk Records. Listen here.

Since SYML’s debut in 2016, Fennell has risen to prominence with an acclaimed body of work celebrated for its honest songwriting exploring themes of longing and loss, earning millions of streams across platforms. “True” is a prelude to much more music to come in 2021.

“True love is painful,” says Fennell. “True love fails. True love moves. We have to have faith in it for it to be real, like god. This song is about watching what we thought was true love fall apart. It’s about divorce and making the mistake of thinking you are immune to it. I got to team up with some friends to record this one, including a new friend, Paul Meany, who brought an amazing flavor to the mix.”

Playboi Carti’s Whole Lotta Red Debuts #1 Album On The Billboard 200 Chart

The album, released on Christmas day, sold 100,000 units and received 160 Million global streams within its first week. In addition, Whole Lotta Red trended #1 upon its release on Twitter, and tracks from the album held 3 out of the top ten trending spots at YouTube including #1 upon release.


“Live Out Your Love,” KEM’s duet with GRAMMY® Award-winning soul songstress Toni Braxton, takes the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs airplay chart, dated January 2, 2021. The single is KEM’s seventh No. 1 hit.

“Live Out Your Love” is the second chart-topping single from KEM’s new album, LOVE ALWAYS WINS (Motown). The first single, “Lie to Me,” spent seven weeks at No. 1. LOVE ALWAYS WINS entered Billboard’s Current R&B Albums chart at No. 1 in September 2020.

Sympl – “One Way Out” New Music Video

For over 20 years, sympL has established himself as an MC, promoter, and tour manager. For years, he worked both in underground hip hop and in edm – juggling heavy touring schedules for years before taking time off to focus on crafting his own beats.

His sound is a combination of 2 worlds. He’s taken the foundations of boombap hip hop and added the growl of bass music. As a live performer, he’d always incorporated both genres – but shortly before lockdowns and quarantines began, he’d taken time to focus and develop his own signature sound.

Infographic: Who Ranked Highest in 2020? From Politicians to Movies to Video Games

2020 was certainly a year for the history books — though it’ll be a chapter most of us would rather not revisit. But while this year might rank pretty low on your list, there’s plenty of stuff that happened over the last 12 months that we’ll remember as being not-so-terrible. So what were the bright spots in one of the darkest years on record? Thanks to hundreds of thousands of votes on Ranker, we can tell you exactly who and what people loved most during 2020, from politicians, to movies, to video games. Here’s the year in review according to Ranker — which means, of course, according to voters like you.

Sombria (Gre / Nor / Mex) “Chirographon Dei” @ Dark/Doom melancholic metal

Sombria is a dark/doom melancholic metal project which has been formed by singer/songwriter Dimi De San who, for the purposes of this project comes under the name ”Valentina Devin” and guitarist/composer ”Seven Raven”.

Dimi De San’s music path started on 2012 with the formation of the band Caelestia which had been leading up to 2019. Then she decided to stop and join forces with Raven Seven creating this ‘dramatic’, full of emotions project meant to mark the musicians’ music path, -Sombria-.

WOLFCLUB kick off 2021 with new single ‘A Sea Of Stars’

UK synthwave duo WOLFCLUB kick off the new year with the glistening ‘A Sea Of Stars’, out now via New Retro Wave.

Combining retro synths, delicate guitar strings and the angelic vocals of LA singer-songwriter Dora Pereli, ‘A Sea Of Stars’ is a majestic dose of nostalgia that leaves a lasting impression. The accompanying official video channels a similarly cinematic aesthetic, with the protagonist running along the beach amidst the most idyllic of sunsets.

Undercurrents LP

Included are shimmering synth arpeggios by Tim Cross (Mike Oldfield, Hall & Oates, The Adverts), fretless ambient grooves by bassist & producer Mo Foster (Scott Walker, Dusty Springfield), dusk till dawn meditations by classical Indian composer Naresh Sohal, fuzzy orchestral funk by German library don Peter Thomas, strutting electronic rock by keyboardist Derek Austin (Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, David Shire) saccharine soul and an Eno homage by library supergroup Midas Touch, a bold as brass porno-Moog theme by Pete Smith (used in 1970’s skin flick Highway Hookers) plus film-noir suspense & percussive jams by avant-garde UK jazzer Bob Downes.

NEWS: Richard Pryor’s first two albums restored and expanded by Omnivore Recordings, due out February 26, 2021

Naming him the #1 stand-up comic of all time, Rolling Stone wrote of Richard Pryor: “Pryor was untouchable … If [George] Carlin is the brain and conscience of comedy, Pryor is its guts and heart, and it’s unlikely the man referred to as the ‘Picasso of our profession’ — by no less than Jerry Seinfeld — will ever be topped.”

On February 26, 2021, Omnivore Recordings will release expanded editions of Pryor’s first two recordings, Richard Pryor and ‘Craps’ (After Hours). Both will be available on CD and Digital.