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

Typhoon’s fifth studio album Sympathetic Magic out today as a surprise release – Roll Call Records

Sympathetic Magic is the follow-up to the band’s critically-acclaimed fourth LP Offerings, which was hailed as a “wise and ruminating” record by NPR’s Bob Boilen who said: “After listening to it, I texted my All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton the following: ‘good lord this Typhoon album is brilliant… haven’t cried listening to a record since [Sufjan Stevens’] Carrie And Lowell.'”

FELLOWCRAFT: new video “This Is How The World Ends” premiering!

Washington-based indie prog band FELLOWCRAFT have teamed up with Echoes & Dust to unveil their emotional new video entitled “This Is How the World Ends”. The song is the fourth single taken from their upcoming studio album ‘This Is Where You’ll Find Me’, due out February 26th, 2021.

Exclusive Video Premiere: Fellowcraft – ‘This Is How the World Ends’

J-pop star Nanase Aikawa ’90s hit ‘Bye Bye Boy’ is reborn in Thailand

A new cover and remix EP, ‘Bye Bye Boy 2564’, has been released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1995 debut of classic J-pop artist Nanase Aikawa. The EP’s lead track, ‘Bye Bye Boy feat. P-Hot, Mindset and Milli (DeejayB Remix)’, is also available as a video on YouTube; this cover of the 1996 song features guest turns from P-Hot, a hugely popular rapper/singer whose track ‘Bye Bye’ has generated over 150 million plays on YouTube; Mindset, a content-maker with over 2 million YouTube subscribers; Milli, Thailand’s top female rapper; and DeejayB, one of Thailand’s leading beatmakers. In short, the track has been produced by a supergroup of Thailand’s youth-culture leaders.


Jason Bieler has released his new solo album, “Songs For The Apocalypse,” under the moniker Jason Bieler and The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra. Also today, Bieler has released a video for the song “Beyond Hope.” The song features Benji Webbe (Skindred), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Bumblefoot (Sons Of Apollo), and Ricky Sanders. Watch the absolutely creepy, mesmerizing video HERE:


Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling Hillsong Worship announces the release of their latest single, “Fresh Wind.” Out today, the brand-new song features lead vocals from Hillsong Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood and David Ware.


Today multi-GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Stokley released his new single Cascade ft. R&B songstress The Bonfyre. Produced by Stokley and written by the hit writing duo/artists Shakespeare! the single is infused with the purest form of R&B music and with a fresh twist reminiscent of great duets by the likes of Prince & Sheila E., Babyface & Toni Braxton, Rick James & Tina Marie, Alexander O’Neil & Cherrelle, Deborah Cox & RL among others. The accompanying video, directed by Josh Sikkema, takes a futuristic look at love, breakups, and makeups.

Amanda Shires debuts “Our Problem”

“I’m very grateful to have so many of my sisters joining me for ‘Our Problem,’” Shires says. “The issue of women’s rights and reproductive health affects us all. ‘Our Problem’ represents women of all generations, musical genres and communities. Music has the power to bridge gaps and bring people together and I hope that ‘Our Problem’ reminds you that we are all in this world together and that we can be there for one another no matter what. You are never alone and I’M ON YOUR SIDE.”

Jetty Bones Announces Debut LP ‘Push Back’ w/ New Single “That’s All”

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Jetty Bones (aka Kelc Galluzzo) has announced her debut LP Push Back – due out February 26th via Rise Records. With songs that dart between alt-pop confection, indie rock jolt, acoustic melancholy, and even a stomp-and-clap bluegrass romp, Galluzzo worked alongside producer and mixer John Fields (Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus) to fully realize a set of bedroom recordings she had mapped out in 2019. “I started focused on my mental health, followed my own medicine, practiced what I preached, and actually took care of my brain. This record is more definitive of the project, because I was intentional with it. I worked through everything” says Galluzzo.

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Callie Reiff & Lenii Join Forces For “The Kids Are All Rebels 2.0”

After watching the 2020 Presidential Debate, Lenii wrote a rap-verse calling out the unbalanced systems America is built on and posted it on TikTok. After 2 million views and an overwhelming number of requests to finish the “Gen Z anthem,” she wrote and produced the rest of the track, settling on the name “The Kids Are All Rebels.” The single was subsequently used by the Utah Democrats in an official ad campaign and has amassed over 630K streams to date. Touching on climate change, Covid-19, police brutality and sexism, the song instantly resonated with Callie Reiff, and she reached out to Lenii to see how they could collaborate. “I loved the meaning behind the record and how powerful it felt. It was the perfect track for me to combine everything I have already been working on into it and showcase this new side of my sound no one has heard yet,” Callie writes.

Quinn Sullivan Marks A New Chapter with “All Around The World”

Today, with the release of his new single and music video “All Around The World,” 21-year-old singer, songwriter, and guitarist Quinn Sullivan celebrates a new chapter of his already impressive career, which has seen him tour the world and collaborate with rock’s biggest legends. Now, having developed genuinely jaw-dropping skills as a guitar player, Sullivan’s more recent work has been with pen and paper, as he lets the abundant skills of his youth blossom and steer him into new directions of artistry and creativity. It’s the next step for the ambitious musician with a constant view towards the future, marking Sullivan’s evolution into the singer-songwriter genre while still effectively highlighting his guitar mastery. “Matured and owning his words…Sullivan returns more as a singer-songwriter than just a prodigal guitarist,” said American Songwriter, in an exclusive premiere. “Sullivan has refocused his craft to songwriting.”

Quinn Sullivan Reflects on Unity and Hope on “All Around the World”

Gemini Syndrome’s New Track “IDK” Available To Purchase And Stream Today

“IDK plays with the double entendre, ‘I decay’ and ‘IDK’ (I don’t know) to illustrate the Voltaire quote, ‘The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing,'” states Gemini Syndrome vocalist Aaron Nordstrom about the newest release.

DEAD EXALTATION: Indian prog/tech death metal band premieres new track via No Clean Singing

Indian technical/progressive death metal trio Dead Exaltation unveil the 3rd and final single from their upcoming album. The single is accompanied by a lyric video that incorporates some disturbing visuals alongside the musical assault. The album, Despondent, features the absolute finest of South Asian extreme metal musicianship and songwriting, balancing a progressive approach with old school atmosphere.


Years & Years Release Pet Shop Boys Cover ‘It’s A Sin.’

In celebration of the launch of Russell T. Davies’ eagerly awaited new series, Years & Years are proud to share their cover of the Pet Shop Boy’s widely acclaimed hit “It’s a Sin”, out today via Interscope Records.

Front man Olly Alexander leads the charge in the cast of the sure-fire hit show of the same name which follows the story of the 1980s, the story of AIDS, and charts the joy and heartbreak of a group of friends across a decade in which everything changed. ‘It’s A Sin’ is multi-BAFTA Award-winning writer Russell T Davies’ (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal, Years and Years, Doctor Who) brand new 5-part drama, coming soon to HBO Max.

Amalie Bryde refuses to ‘Lay Down’ in new single

On ‘Lay Down’ she encourages women to stand up and walk away from unfair situations. With a catchy jazz sound at its core, Amalie’s elegant vocals are layered with playful whistles that create a vibrant track with bags of confidence. It’s video is equally striking – providing a metaphor for the song’s message – and perfectly demonstrates Amalie’s promise as an artist – she’s original, driven and not afraid to express herself.

Ronnie Watts & Jorlov Help You Get Through Hard Times In Energizing “WAKE UP” Single

Pop newcomers Ronnie Watts and Jorlov join forces in their powerful single, “WAKE UP.” With elements of grunge, trap and electro-pop, “WAKE UP” blends these unique sounds into an exhilarating tour de force. Behind its glimmering production lies a much deeper message on never giving up.

Ronnie explains, “when you wake up in the middle of the night, the world feels frozen and it feels like you’re the only one awake. You have to have something to get you through when life gets tough, I hope people will hear this song and feel like they have two new friends to lean on.”


As a child, Carper, who acquired the nickname “Daddy” years ago from her bandmates for always knowing how to “take care of ‘bidness’,” would lay her head underneath the family record player as she listened to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and other greats from her parents’ collection. After a childhood spent in her family’s country band, Carper attended the University of Nebraska on a music scholarship, spending much of her time in the library devouring every Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole album she could find. Around this time, Carper’s father gifted her a full collection of Jimmie Rodgers’ recordings, which was a pivotal moment in finding her unique style of songcraft.

Song Premiere: Melissa Carper “Makin’ Memories”


“Anxious” off Dennis’ forthcoming debut album set for release later this year, chronicles what is described as his “darkest period in his life.” While Dennis’ 2018 single, “Nevermind” was becoming a global success, things couldn’t be more stressful and tense for him behind the scenes. Dennis had hopes to release “Never Go Back” as his follow up single, while his previous label did not agree with that creative direction and blocked Dennis from releasing new music. A year-long legal dispute between the two parties followed, which led to Dennis experiencing serious depression and anxiety, not knowing if he would ever be able to release music again.

Detroit’s Yung Quis “RAP” ft. Jeezy

Today, Detroit rapper Yung Quis teams up with Jeezy for “RAP,” a hard-hitting single that reflects on the sacrifices both have made for music as they grinded their way to success. The Yung DZA produced hypnotic beat is from Quis’ upcoming album K.O.D. (King of Detroit) that includes guests T.I., Jazze Pha, Sada Baby, Boosie, Cassidy and more.

Detroit rapper Yung Quis Drops “RAP” ft. Jeezy


On the verge of a major breakthrough this year, 19-year-old UK singer/songwriter Mimi Webb returns with a new single and music video entitled “Reasons” today on Vevo/YouTube.

Dani Doucette breakout single “Selfish” is out now on every platforms

In 2020 she signed with MDC Music, a highly anticipated new partnership. Over the last 6 months where live performances have been nearly impossible, DANI has been carving out her own place in the local Toronto music scene, being included in various drive-in concerts alongside prominent names within the industry. She closed out her year with an inclusion to the holiday season with the release of “This Christmas (You & Me)” single. And, a dance track “On My Mind” produced by Saint Misha and signed to Revealed Recordings/Gemstone Records out of the Netherlands.

TaTa Mami | Smell Like Money | Music Video

Illest records present Pop’s newest superstar, TaTa MaMi. The Phoenix, AZ rapper and recording artist drops off the street’s favorite, “Smell Like Money.” This track produced by DLee and Sunrize, along with the dope visual, has taken the web by storm, helping catapult TaTa MaMi to the top of the Got Next list. Stay in tune with this rising star and up to date by following her movement and supporting her campaign on all social and retail platforms.

THE HATE CLUB Premieres Animated Video for Single “MY NAME IS LEGION” on Loudwire.com

Heavy Metal / Industrial artist THE HATE CLUB premiered the animated video for “MY NAME IS LEGION” on Loudwire.com today!

“This music video was created by 2 psychopath – The Hate Club (artist) and Evan Streb (animator). After 4 months of tireless work, we’re finally ready to release this ambitious music video. And we couldn’t be more proud with the result! Get ready to join the adventure and The Legion on this epic quest” says Alex Poe.

An artist needs room for growth and the ability to live on the edge. Unwilling to be defined by merely one element or another, Alex Poe is a one-man band quenching his creative thirst with The Hate Club.

Blue Water Highway Share New Video “Sign Language,” New Album “Paper Airplanes” Out March 12th

Today, Blue Water Highway shared their new single “Sign Language,” from their upcoming album Paper Airplanes, due March 12. The video is currently streaming via Sounds Like Nashville who writes, “the dreamy track feels like a mix of ’80s electro-pop and rootsy Americana, with synthesized keyboards and percussion joining an old-school male/female harmony.”

Blue Water Highway Cut Through Romantic Static With ‘Sign Language’

MOONSPELL Shares Brand New Music Video for “All Or Nothing”

With their forthcoming 13th studio album, Portuguese dark metal giants MOONSPELL are approaching their 30th anniversary as a band more ambitiously and stronger than ever. Hermitage will see the light of day on February 26, 2021 via Napalm Records, and invites us on an entertaining and revolutionary journey through the darkest days of human existence.

44phantom Releases New Single “sound off”

Emerging alternative artist 44phantom, named an “artist to watch” for 2021, has released his new single “sound off” and announced his new EP, die sometime, it’s good for u, will be released February 19th. Showcasing the 19-year-old Oklahoma-born and Seattle-based musician’s signature grunge-pop style, “sound off” is a rapid track about consistently making the wrong decision to contact someone you know you shouldn’t because you’re both bad for each other.


With more than 42 million followers and over 954 million likes thus far, Jason Derulo is currently among TikTok’s top 10 superstars and the most popular active platinum-selling musician across the entire platform. “Lifestyle (Feat. Adam Levine)” sees Derulo joining forces for the first time ever with the one and only Adam Levine, frontman for the three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5, who are one of pop music’s most enduring artists and also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts.

Jason Derulo Kicks Off The New Year With “Lifestyle” (Feat. Adam Levine)


The alluring new collaboration is out now across all platforms worldwide and previewed earlier this week on the official trailer for HBO’s hit show EUPHORIA and its upcoming special episode, “Part 2: Jules,” which premieres January 24. The official music video was directed by award winning Nabil, and stars both Billie Eilish and Rosalía.

Cheat Codes Teams Up With Rapper And Tik Tok Phenom Lil Xxel for New Single ‘No Chill’

Following a steady stream of 2020 releases from the multi-platinum genre blending music trio Cheat Codes, today they have released “No Chill” ft. rising rapper and TikTok sensation Lil XXEL (2.5M followers). Their newest track of similar brilliance, “No Chill” is the fifth single off of Hellraisers Pt. 1, the first part of the group’s upcoming three-part debut album.

Palberta share new album 1 day early on FADER/Talk to Deerhoof for Talkhouse

The album has received a glowing review in The New York Times today. The review situates the band at the vanguard of their generation of underground musicians, and describes the album as being “animated by the tension of contrasts — between pop catchiness and punk sensibility; between clarity and confusion; between quaking disorder and a foundational solidarity.”


William H. Macy is more than just your favorite on-screen character, he’s creating gritty music and badass whiskey. His new single, “Whiskey Dell,” is a marriage of those passions. Under the moniker Willie Creeks, Macy’s inner outlaw, is personally writing spirited tales of fishing in the rugged Rockies while armed with his trusty 1935 Martin ukulele and a glass of whiskey from Woody Creek Distillers.


“This song means the world to me because it’s an anthem proclaiming that my value as a woman is not based on how well I measure up to cultural standards of beauty,” says Elliott. “Ultimately, it’s about finding true beauty and the freedom to be a real human in a world obsessed with ‘image.'”

Brynn Elliott returns with new single ‘Tell Me I’m Pretty’

Michi Saagig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, and musician Leanne Betasamosake Simpson returns with Theory Of Ice | Out March 12th on You’ve Changed

Theory of Ice is a powerful act of world-building and creative sovereignty by Michi Saagig Nishnaabeg writer, scholar, and musician Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

draigh Announces Debut EP, Shares “Orchids” via mxdwn, ‘Indigo’ Out February 4th

Brooklyn-based electronic artist draigh shares single “orchids” and announces his debut EP indigo, due out February 4th. mxdwn premiered the track, praising it as “a chill, laid-back downtempo electronic song with influences from many different genres.”

Indigo, the debut EP from draigh, combines writer & producer Graham Marsh’s influences of West African music, downtempo hip hop, & pop. A 4-time Grammy award winning producer (Gnarls Barkley, Bruno Mars, Kid Cudi), Graham is one half of the alt-pop duo CLAVVS. Title track “indigo” features vocals from Amber Renee of CLAVVS.

mxdwn PREMIERE: draigh Blisses Us Out with New Downtempo Track “orchids”

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