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Petey Martin and Lauren Daigle team up on Kygo’s Palm Tree Records

Petey Martin – Kygo’s go-to collaborator – is stepping into the spotlight with the release of his Palm Tree Records debut artist single “Come Back Home,” featuring two-time GRAMMY winner Lauren Daigle.

“Come Back Home” is an anthemic single which combines Petey’s flawless piano house production with Lauren’s powerhouse vocals.


Thrash/hardcore band WAR ORPHAN, featuring guitarist Richie Cipriano (ex-SICK OF IT ALL, REACH), drummer Dante Renzi (REACH) and vocalist David Bason (BARFBAG, LORDS OF THE DRIFT), have released a new single titled “New Core,” that speaks nostalgically about growing up and old in the hardcore scene.

Gibson and Rock Icon Gene Simmons Enter Joint Venture to Launch G²

Gibson, the iconic American guitar brand, has entered into a joint venture with Gene Simmons, international rock legend and co-founder of KISS, America’s #1 gold record award-winning group of all time, in all categories (RIAA), to create G². G², from Gene to Gibson, will introduce new collections of right and left-handed electric guitars and basses across Gibson’s Gibson, Epiphone and Kramer brands, and develop new entertainment content that will be streamed to millions of fans worldwide on multiple online and social platforms.

To kick off the collaboration, G² will release the new G² Thunderbird Bass later this year. The G² Thunderbird Bass, which will be available in ebony with silver appointments and ebony with blood red, made its worldwide debut on stage with Simmons recently during KISS’ epic New Year’s Eve concert in Dubai.

Minneapolis Rockers The Soviet Machines Drop Self-Titled Debut Album

The Soviet Machines are a three-piece rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota by high school friends singer/guitarist Jack Swagger and drummer Marcus Jones that initially began in 2006. After two independent releases, the group split up in 2009. In early 2020, the band regrouped with the addition of vocalist/bassist Rich Salsbury and began working on new material.

DREAD ZOE – “My Section”

Dread Zoe (Fabian Forbes) is a Music Artist originally born in St. Catherine, Jamaica but raised in North Miami, Florida. His name pays homage to his carribean roots with the Dread symbolizing his Jamaican heritage and the Zoe symbolizing the culture he was raised in.

Dread Zoe released his first single “To Be Honest” in 2018, a record filled with Zoe spilling his lifestyle, pain and heartbreak across melancholy piano keys. For many, including Zoe, the song was therapeutic while offering escapism and an outlet from the fast life. The single led the way for a new found audience in Miami for Dread Zoe, touching people and showing the world a fresh new perspective coming from the streets.

Indie Electronic Artist MISHEGAS Announces Debut EP; Shares Title Track “Temporary Love”       

Mexico-born and New York City-based artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Emilio Quezada Ibañez, aka Mishegas, is excited to announce his debut EP, Temporary Love, will be released on April 2, 2021. Today, he celebrates this news with the release of the bouncy title track, which transports the listener from the chill of January to a dreamy daytime dance party in the sun.


Finland’s Tom Tikka has a “Jaded Mind.” As a member and songwriter for Sony/BMG band, Carmen Gray, Tikka honed his chops for creating memorable hooks and picturesque lyrics. That eye-opening experience led Tom to the successful creation of power-pop duo, The Impersonators, with Antti Autio. After nearly 200K Spotify streams with The Impersonators, Tikka formed his own solo project, Tom Tikka & The Missing Hubcaps.

WALKING PAPERS Release New Track And Video, “Divine Intervention,”

WALKING PAPERS (frontman Jefferson Angell and keyboard player/longtime collaborator Benjamin Anderson) is ringing in the new year with the release of their third single and video, “Divine Intervention,” from their highly anticipated third album, THE LIGHT BELOW, on all digital outlets.

Artist: Ólafur – Track: Let Me Be

The track is called “Let Me Be” and is a folk-pop song I wanted to create a positive song about the year ahead since 2020 was so tough for so many people. It’s about finally being free to explore the world in the same manner as we did pre-covid

GRAVESEND: “End Of The Line” From New York City Black/Death Trio Now Playing

20 Buck Spin prepares for the label’s first release of 2021, the Methods Of Human Disposal debut LP from New York City’s GRAVESEND. A new track from the demoralizing album, “End Of The Line,” has been issued for streaming alongside digital and physical preorders.

Sure to be one of the most disgustingly savage 2021 releases, Methods Of Human Disposal was recorded in September 2020 by Nolan Voss of Thirty Legion, mixed by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Tomb Mold, Xibalba), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Vastum, Terminal Nation).

Brat-punk Delilah Bon of Hands Off Gretel releases ‘School’

DELILAH BON has released the video for her new single, SCHOOL. Taken from the debut album due to be released in Spring 2021, the single is the sixth release in just five months from Delilah, the alter-ego of LAUREN TATE from HANDS OFF GRETEL. The video was premiered on release day on Delilah’s YouTube channel, and was followed by an Instagram live with fans to celebrate the release.

Artist: Rootspence & The Groove Makers – Track: Mama I Love You

With mesmerizing lyricism, Rootspence maintains a fully charged arsenal of high-quality music, supporting the fact that he is set to make a prominent impact on the music industry and the charts. This release is a testament to his versatility as a musician and his innate talent. The album is available on all digital streaming platforms.

LISTEN: DIRTYBIRD Unveils Steve Darko’s Debut LP with ‘Descending’

Today, Steve Darko has announced his debut artist album,’Midnight Swim’ with the double-sided ‘Descending’ single—out now on DIRTYBIRD. The full length effort features fourteen tracks, each building upon the ingenuity and cutting edge sound design that attracted the label to the budding talent just a few years ago.

Artist: Boaty Blanco – Track: All Love

This song means more to me than any song I’ve ever made before. I made this in memory of my best friend Frank who lost his battle with drug addiction 3 years ago. When I wrote this song I had Frank on my mind .. now that’s it’s here I have so many different emotions. This song is for anyone who’s ever been affected by addiction. All the families – friends – and addicts themselves .. this one’s for you.

Johnny Lee’s New Single “Everything’s Gonna’ Be Alright” Available Now

Country legend Johnny Lee, known for his dynamic stage presence and No. 1 smash crossover hit “Lookin’ for Love,” has released the new single and title track “Everything’s Gonna’ Be Alright” from his upcoming album which will be released by BFD/Audium Nashville distributed exclusively through The Orchard on February 12, 2021.

For Skope: British veterans Futuristic Polar Bears & Corey James team up deep progressive single “Aura”

New single from British talents, Futuristic Polar Bears & Corey James, which just has been released on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Recordings today. “Aura” showcases their love for deeper vibes of progressive house sounds and features soulful vocals from talented singer MØØNE.

Track Released Today from Rare Monk

“Goodbye” comes via the band’s sophomore full-length album ‘Never Really Over,’ out in early 2021. It touts a vibrant, escalating rock sound — with hooky glistening apparent by the 30-second mark.

R&B Singer Cyrus DeShield Takes The Good Alongside The Bad With New Video “In My Right Mind”

Grammy-nominated songwriter Cyrus DeShield has been persevering through adversity from the beginning. Originally from Liberia West Africa, but due to the civil war his family relocated to the Ivory Coast, Ghana, and then finally settling in Boston, MA. Drawing inspiration from Heavy D, Shabba Ranks, Boyz II Men, and 90’s era Ivorian artists, Cyrus began to sing and perform at age fifteen. Less than two years later, he signed with A&M/Interscope Records and began songwriting and professionally producing music.