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Artist: Lezebre – Track: Comme un singe dans la main

Out Now: Leslie Odom Jr.’s “Speak Now”

On January 5, ABKCO will release the single “Speak Now,” a new song performed by Leslie Odom Jr. Odom, who along with Sam Ashworth, wrote the original composition. The song soars over the end title credits of the upcoming film One Night In Miami…. and is a reflection of Odom’s own point of view regarding the ongoing struggle for civil rights and human dignity.

Artist: Talitha Kaena – Track: Like You

Talitha Kaena, urban contemporary r&b Neo soul singer with a Brazilian twist, was born in Hawaii to a German mother and Brazilian father.

Raised by her mother in Germany Talitha sang her first solo in church at the age of 6 years old where she immediately found her love for music.

She is a passionate singer and songwriter who takes pride in writing her own songs. Talitha has moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams in music.

Bas Releases New Single “Smoke From Fire” With The Hics

Dreamville Sudanese-American artist, Bas, starts the year off with his first release, “Smoke From Fire” with The Hics, out today. The Deputy produced track acts as an affirmation and reminder to never lose hope when facing adversity. “‘Smoke from Fire’ is about coming out a destructive space and rising above it,” Bas explains. “Out of this fire, this destructive force, we rise above and we rebuild, reinvent and keep progressing.”


Austrian punk rockers DeeCRACKS have announced they will be releasing their new album, Serious Issues, on March 12th. This is the follow-up to their 2018 full-length Sonic Delusions.

DeeCRACKS formed in 2003 and have played nearly 1000 shows around the globe and have more releases under their belt that most bands twice their age. Serious Issues is another step forward for these hard working punks as this new album is what fans of DeeCRACKS have come to expect – 16 tracks of fast punk with catchy melodies and singalongs.

Artist: Le Roi Lezard – Track: Bones

Le Roi Lézard is an electronic music project by Vincent Bossel, 24 year old musician and filmmaker based in Lausanne, Switzerland. After completing a solid study in classical music, he discovered the beauty and depth of techno music through the underground EDM scene in cities like Zurich and Lausanne. It was love at first sight, connexion at first hearing, and from that point on, the idea of an album started to flourish…

Album: ethemadassassin – Bear Handz 5: Gram Newton

ethemadassassin returns with the latest installment in the “Bear Handz” series, “Bear Handz 5: Gram Newton.” Produced entirely by Akthentik, the album features guest appearances from Hus Kingpin, Supreme Cerebral, and XP THE MARXMAN. “Bear Handz 5: Gram Newton” is out on all platforms, Jan 5th, 2021.

Artist: MrRegMoe – Track: Snow Cone

Artist: Dekkolt – Track: Glitch

Dekkolt is an electronic musician who specializes in Progressive House, House, Tech House and Techno. Originally from Budapest, Hungary and now resides in New York, New York. He has been producing since 2014 so expect many releases in the up coming months. Sit back and enjoy the music!


Lil Nas X brings his signature style and voice to the page in this entertaining alphabet picture book. With bold, bright illustrations from award-winning artist Theodore Taylor III, C IS FOR COUNTRY follows a young cowboy and his sidekick, Panini the pony, as they use the ABCs to seek out adventure in wide-open pastures, embrace family, and celebrate individuality, all during a single day.

Nathanael Philip Mosher Kicks of 2021 with “I Wanna Write a Love Song”

A jack of many trades and master of some, 25-year-old Filipino-American artist Nathanael Philip Mosher is one of a kind. His lifelong love for writing has led him from poetry to stand-up comedy, music, and spoken-word poetry. Nathan began writing poetry at age seven.

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.


Mandy Capristo is one of the leading singers in German Pop music today. Mandy’s first major break into the music scene came in 2006, when she won a casting show and became a member of a pop band called Monrose. Unlike the other two girls who were chosen by the jury of the show, Mandy was chosen to be in the band by the viewers. The singer always remembers the finale of the show with tears of joy. Mandy says the fact that she was chosen by the fans, made her victory even more meaningful. Four albums and over a dozen hits later, Mandy established herself as a solo artist. Her album ” Grace ” is an emotional journey filled with soulful ballads as well as upbeat and mid tempo feel good tracks. Each song with its own mood and story. Mandy Capristo’s latest single is her debut singing in German. The song 13 Schritte (13 Steps ) is a step in the new direction. To keep up with miss Capristo follow her on Instagram.

TEENAGE FANCLUB – Confirm tenth studio album: ‘Endless Arcade’ – out 5th March

Teenage Fanclub have announced news of their tenth studio album, Endless Arcade, released 5th March via their own label PeMa in the UK/Europe and Merge in the US. To mark the occasion the band have shared a video for “Home”, the album’s 7-minute opening track. Shot by Donald Milne in Edinburgh’s Leith Theatre, the video can be viewed HERE.

Even if we weren’t living through extraordinarily troubling times, there is nothing quite like a Teenage Fanclub album to assuage the mind, body and soul, and to reaffirm that all is not lost in this world.

Binker & Moses to release new live album “Escape The Flames”

Following a very ltd. edition direct-to-customer release at the tail end of 2020, Binker Golding and Moses Boyd are now gearing up to release a digital edition of their new live album “Escape The Flames”. Due out 29th January 2021 via Gearbox Records, the album is being premiered in full by Brooklyn Vegan, who say “You can feel Binker and Moses feeding off each other and all the natural chemistry that they have, and when you hear audience members shout during one of Moses’ fiery drum solos, it’s hard not to share their excitement.”

New > Torn Hawk shares video for ‘The Myth Of The Buddha’s Party Years’

Luke Wyatt, the artist best known as Torn Hawk, shifts from his near-exclusive focus on instrumental music to bring you Here Comes Language. The sixth album from Torn Hawk, it is the first to feature his voice on every track.

Words deployed sideways arrive tangled up with other words, as meaning flickers in and out of resolution. This oblique verbal web joins familiar TH hallmarks of melodic invention and shimmering, scrawled guitar to create a joyfully genreless collection of tracks.

Speedboat present their brand new single and video ‘Dog Toy’

Speedboat have unveiled the video for new single ‘Dog Toy’, and what an audio-visual treat it is! Taken from their debut E.P ‘Split The Bill’, Dog Toy explores the seldom-visited realm of carnal desire and sex toys. The song perfectly encapsulates the duos widescreen new wave-inspired synth pop and the video does an excellent job of reflecting that with a perfectly observed micro-blockbuster which wouldn’t look out of place on a 1984 edition of TOTP.

Watch TV Priest’s official video for “Press Gang”from ‘Uppers’ out February 5th, 2021 / Sub Pop

TV Priest will release Uppers, their full-length debut on CD/LP/CS/DSPs worldwide on February 5th, 2021 through Sub Pop. Today, we’re sharing the new single and official video for “Press Gang,” helmed by returning director Joe Wheatley.

“Press Gang” is inspired by Charlie’s grandfather’s life’s work as a photojournalist and war correspondent on the UK’s Fleet Street from the 1950s to the early 1980s. The song is about the shifting role in the dissemination of information and ideas, and how the prevailing narrative that the “Death of Print Media” has contributed to a “post-truth” world.

Sleepwoka – Resilience of True Friendship // Synth-laden Dark Electro Pop

London based Ukrainian producer and songwriter, Sleepwoka, returns with another poignant single enthused with uplifting electro-pop soundscapes. Since he burst on the scene just last year, Sleepwoka, has released a string of successful singles gaining the attention of BBC Music Introducing London, Earmilk, Variance and Atwood Magazine.

As Earmilk concluded after his last single, “How I Was wrong”; “Sleepwoka’s music succeeds in pursuing relatable and thought-provoking narratives, with the hopes to make listeners evaluate their everyday lives through intricately crafted electronic music.” The new single, “Together We Are”, perfectly follows suit.

NIGHTFALL Premieres New Song, “Killing Moon”

Vocalist Efthimis Karadimas comments on the track: “‘Killing Moon’ is about losing yourself into horrifying thoughts. This is a fight you give every single day with depression. It is a real battlefield with you hiding in sloppy trenches, amid heavy bombardment. When the night falls, things become nastier; depression hits you harder in solitude. The burden is heavier when you are alone and all you need is peace of mind. You would beg for help, but it is like your voice is muted and none can hear you. None can understand the situation you are into. That makes you mad. Anger builds up. Faith collapses. You become prey to depression and your reactions turn violent. Only way out is that dim light of a guiding star you somehow trust it’s gonna save you. But is it true?”

New Release from Sahony Ft La Insuperable “Toy Pega”