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Mark Ambuter New Video For “When it’s Right Now With You and the World”

Until The Sky Dies – Forgotten Pact – (Death Doom Metal)

Crushing Post Doom Meets Avant Death Metal from this Adventurous Duo. Until The Sky Dies loves to add odd synths and electronics through out as well as Post Hardcore movements. The Year Zero Blueprint (2017) on Cimmerian Shade Records, PR was done by Earsplit.

Woodlock Shares “Feel It Coming” From Upcoming Album ‘Future Of An End’ (Out February 26)       

The alt-folk trio of Woodlock – brothers Zech Walters (guitar/vocals), Eze Walters (guitar/vocals), and Bowen Purcell (drums) – share the official music video for “Feel It Coming” from their full-length debut album The Future Of An End (out February 26 via Nettwerk Records).

LA’s Austin Ward ft. Arlissa: “Another Day In The Neighborhood” Single Out Friday, Jan. 15th

Arlissa says, “We live in a society that has conditioned us to be okay with injustice in the world. From the moment we are born we are placed in a hierarchy; placed in a “them” versus “us” mentality and we separate ourselves blindly from the pain and suffering of others. Austin captured the world we live in so perfectly as just another day in the neighborhood. The moment we see each other as a collective rather than an “other” is the moment we can really make a change.”

The 34th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert Virtual Edition

One of the longest-running and most renowned live cultural events in New York City, The 34th Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert will return this year for a special virtual edition combining live and pre-recorded segments streaming via Mandolin, the premiere concert livestream platform for artists, venues, and fans. For the first time ever, this year’s concert offers viewers around the world the unique opportunity to experience the warmth, sense of community and amazing music the evening has provided for so many years at Carnegie Hall. Joining esteemed composer and artistic director Philip Glass, who once again curated this year’s line-up, will be Eddie Vedder, Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard, Valerie June, Angélique Kidjo, Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Rubin Kodheli and many, many more to be announced soon. We are also deeply honored to announce that the concert will begin with a personal video message from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Animal Collective Compose Score For Upcoming Documentary ‘Crestone’ Out February 16

Utopia Media has announced the acquisition of Crestone, the debut feature written, produced and directed by Marnie Ellen Hertzler in partnership with Memory. The film will be released on PVOD on February 16, 2021.

Set in the desert of Crestone, Colorado over the course of eight days, Crestone follows a group of SoundCloud rappers who live in solitude, growing weed and making music for the internet. When an old friend arrives to make a movie, reality and fiction begin to blur.

TiKA releases new single & video for ‘I Would Die 4U’

TiKA, who at the beginning of the album making process was without a home or hope, has become a burgeoning icon in Canada with her presence on TV, as a spokesmodel for Sephora, and a go to composer. Her debut album ‘Anywhere But Here’ will be released February 26 via Canadian indie imprint Next Door Records (The Weather Station, Aidan Knight, Ada Lea). Third single to be lifted from TiKA’s debut album, ‘I Would Die 4U’ sees TiKA transform the Prince classic into a beautiful ballad. The accompanying video was directed by NASKADEMINI, who has been at the helm for all the visuals for tracks off “Anywhere But Here”.

2nd Generation Wu Release Debut Full-Length HEREDITARY

Tearing into 2021 with formidable dexterous drive, 2nd Generation WU (composed of the sons of the Wu-Tang Clan) are releasing their new full length debut, HEREDITARY, today via Dock Street Records. The group of emcees pioneered by iNTeLL (son of U-God) and PXWER (son of Method Man) has crafted a record that honors the classic R&B-spliced samples and gritty flow of ’90s Wu-Tang while blending it seamlessly with booming bass, trip-hop vibes, and the radical production of modern rap.

Marijuana Johnson’s stoner rock opus Gem City Kush

Marijuana Johnson, a stoner rock band with a deep emphasis on grooving riffs and good times, is set to self release the Gem City Kush full length on January 15, 2021. Gem City Kush was recorded by Shaun O’Shaughnessy at Encore Studio in the band’s hometown of Dayton, Ohio, and is sure to appeal to fans of Sleep, Boris, ZZ Top and Black Sabbath.

Album Premiere: Marijuana Johnson – ‘Gem City Kush’

Melanie Masson Releases Northern Soul Interpretation of Future Island’s Hit, Seasons

Melanie Masson has released her new single, Seasons, the follow-up to her acclaimed first single Why Don’t You Love Me? and her second self-released single. This is her unique Northern Soul interpretation of the hit Seasons (Waiting on You) and has already received praise from the band themselves with bassist William Cashion hailing it, “a beautiful version”. Produced once again by the renowned producer Tristan Longworth and using all live musicians and instruments, this track showcases Melanie’s soul searing vocals which hark back to a time where performers wore their hearts on their sleeves and sang with truth, passion and real soul.

Paper Jackets shares ‘an anthem for the damaged’ with “Bad Company”

On the new single, Paper Jackets vocalist Aimee Proal shares, “Sometimes it’s not about finding a person that’s perfect or even someone who betters you. Perhaps it’s more comforting to find someone just as flawed that can understand and accept you as you are without judgement.”

Alt-Pop’s Paper Jackets Celebrate The Good Of Finding Those That ‘Accept You’ In ‘Bad Company’

NEW SONG ALERT! Arc Of Life “Just In Sight”

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of ARC OF LIFE’s self-titled debut album on February 12, 2021. Arc Of Life is a new progressive rock supergroup featuring three members of the current YES line-up, vocalist/guitarist Jon Davison, bassist/vocalist Billy Sherwood, and additional drummer Jay Schellen, one of the most interesting talents in the “new” progressive rock scene in the US, Dave Kerzner (Sound of Contact) on keyboards, and Jimmy Haun (also featured on YES albums in the past) on guitar.

MISS LAVA: Metal Hammer Portugal Premieres Doom Machine Full-Length

Metal Hammer Portugal is currently streaming Doom Machine, the new full-length fromLisbon-based heavy rock unit MISS LAVA. The premiere comes on the eve of the record’s official release via Small Stone Records and Kozmik Artifactz.

Captured live at Generator Music Studios in Sintra, Portugal by Miguel “Veg” Marques, the band’s fourth album stands as their densest output to date doused in kaleidoscopic riff explorations and hypnotic interludes; a multi-textured sonic journey that’s at once deep, heavy, mesmerizing, and cathartic. The record carries with it the warmth and soul of a band full of fresh vigor and perhaps the demons of these tumultuous times.

Miss Lava: streaming do novo álbum “Doom Machine”

Alex Southey Shares New Single “Rosie”

“Rosie,” the brand new single from Southey, evokes a mysterious attraction to his hometown of Vancouver. There’s this idea that the city sells itself well, but upon arrival, you realize there are a lot of pitfalls: rain all the time, darkness, basements, high price of living. For a long time, Southey felt like he was giving to something that never gave anything back.


The official video for Zoe Wees’ new single, “Girls Like Us,” received a YouTube Premiere earlier today. Like the song, the clip sends a message of togetherness and solidarity to girls around the world who are feeling the pressures of society.

Zoe Wees says, “It’s not always good to think about how you look to the rest of the world. It’s much more important to think about how you feel inside. It is not easy to call yourself beautiful but being confident helps you to accept and love yourself.”

LOGIC1000 – Releases single: “Medium”

Sydney born, Berlin based producer Samantha Poulter aka Logic1000 announced in late 2020 that her new EP You’ve Got The Whole Night To Go will be released 22 January via her own label, Therapy.

Following the previously shared ‘Perfume’ and lead EP single ‘I Won’t Forget’, today she has followed up with another track from the EP in the form of ‘Medium’, a track imbued with so much movement and life that it’s impossible to resist – today featured on New Music Daily on Apple Music.


GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, JP Saxe and GRAMMY® Award-winner (and fellow nominee for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards) Maren Morris, today release their thoughtful and impressively clever new collaboration titled “Line By Line” via Arista Records. The intricate and emotive lyrics were penned by Saxe, Morris and Jimmy Robbins (Maren Morris’s “The Bones”) in Nashville.

Ali Beletic returns with a new project, Alivenique!

Lightning Records is excited to announce the new stand-alone single “Tune In [Prelude]” by Alivenique.

“Tune In” is the first release by Alivenique, the new future feminine meta pop-art music project of musician & artist Ali Beletic, and functions both as a singular iconic call out, and as a prelude for the 2021 full length album titled The Year of the Statement.


“‘Mist’ is the closing song of ‘Strangers’ and the parallel to ‘Break The Ice,’ which opens the album,” explains vocalist Noa Gruman. “Now the protagonist has been through experiences that shaped her to become more confident in a way that is less dependent on others. Every relationship we have has a potential of experiences and memories that may or may not happen if the relationship continues. Even after many years, some sides of those we know best are still unfamiliar to us, so what might happen if we go and part ways?”


“Stoned” marks the latest in a series of genre-blurring single releases from Chandler, following critically-acclaimed tracks “Addicted 2 U,” “Red Line,” and “Strawberry Candy.” “Addicted 2 U,” which was joined by a sweet official video, was met by critical applause upon its December 2020 release with Euphoria raving, “Chandler has been consistently building his discography with authentic takes on the world around him. With his smooth vocals and talent with sound, each track he releases settles into your soul as one to remember.”


Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist JAWNY releases the highly absurdist video for his song “Trigger of Love” today. Directed by Spencer Ford, the visual is an eclectic showcase of the JAWNY’s restless creativity and off-kilter humor, featuring a dystopian room full of extended measuring tape, magical bullet-holes, and kayaking in the Los Angeles River.

Wistful Alt Rock (Boston’s Rock Band Of The Year)

Marked by introspective lyricism, mournful melodies, lush blankets of driving guitars and wistful vocal deliveries, Massachusetts’s Valleyheart is equal parts boldness and beauty. Led by singer/songwriter/producer Kevin Klein, the four-piece formed in 2016 with the idea of rearranging Klein’s haunting folk songs (written in his home closet studio) into dynamic rock statements.


La joven promesa de la música latina, el cantautor y compositor, Ronny Mercedes nos deleita con su nueva producción musical “Brindemos Por Ellas” un tributo a esas mujeres emprendedoras y capaces de lograr lo incansable de la mano de otro artista internacional como lo es Henry Santos, quien une su voz a este majestuoso tema que acaparara de seguro el gusto popular. Este regalo de Ronny Mercedes y Henry Santos llega en momentos tan difíciles por la pandemia.

Maxïmo Park share new single “All Of Me” | New album “Nature Always Wins” out Feb 26

Maxïmo Park are today sharing new single All Of Me, from upcoming album “Nature Always Wins” (Feb 26). All Of Me is the follow-up to the album’s powerhouse lead single Baby, Sleep – which spent 4 weeks on the BBC 6 Music A-List – and the recent giddy, urgent standalone track I Don’t Know What I’m Doing. All Of Me comes to exemplify the approach that Grammy-winning producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deer Hunter) instilled into the recording process. Making use of the quiet and the space, it unfolds into an expansive offering to match their most widescreen outings. Lead singer Paul Smith details the song:

Mark Ambuter New Video For “When it’s Right Now With You and the World”