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Dynamomin Presents His Video For ‘Broken’

Baio Releases Double Single Ahead of Third Album Release

Songwriter-producer and Vampire Weekend bassist Baio has shared singles “Dead Hand Control” and “Take It from Me” out now on Glassnote Records. He shares the singles ahead of the release of his third studio album Dead Hand Control available January 29th.

Zoe & Cloyd share a parent’s love with “Paper Crowns”

Following the exuberant, traditional bluegrass of their last single, Organic Records’ Zoe & Cloyd return with a sweet, original take on another kind of tradition: the enduring theme of a parent’s love. Written and sung by the semi-eponymous duo of Natalya Zoe Weinstein (fiddle) and John Cloyd Miller (guitar), “Paper Crowns” is classically framed in a direct address to their daughter, even as its contemporary language and asymmetric rhythms reveal it as thoroughly modern.

Zoe & Cloyd share a parent’s love with “Paper Crowns”

Elle Winter Unveils Bold Single “Sad Girl Heaven”

Fresh off the heels of her lauded debut EP Yeah, No., rising triple threat singer, songwriter, and actress Elle Winter returns today with bold new single “Sad Girl Heaven” available now across all digital streaming platforms via The Orchard.


“Over the past 20 years, I’ve received so many requests for collaborations, remakes and cover versions of my song ‘9pm (Till I Come)’ but I passed on them all because I was never really satisfied with the sound of the approach nor the final,” explains ATB. “Then I listened to Topic’s ‘Breaking Me’ together with Rudi (management) and we immediately had the feeling that these two sound worlds could fuse together perfectly.”

‘Be Careful With My Heart’ MELANIE?

Today MELANIE? Returns with her beautiful new cut ‘Be Careful With My Heart’, an endlessly playable release that carries with it a lot more below the surface.


Celebrating his first career entry on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week with “Back In Blood” feat. Lil Durk, rising Memphis rapper POOH SHIESTY has released his latest single “Guard Up,” which arrives with a companion visual available for viewing now. He’s also officially announced the arrival of his debut mixtape SHIESTY SEASON on Friday, February 5th via Gucci Mane’s The New 1017 and Atlantic Records. Pre-orders are available now.


Sampling familiar sounds from your local convenience store, “$1,000,000” equates falling in love to winning the jackpot. The jangling baseline stimulate the anthemic lyrics creating the feverish confidence on the song. On the track, BAD CHILD describes, “I wanted ‘$1,000,000’ to sound and feel like a corner store lottery, when I was a child I would go with my grandmother and pick-up scratch tickets and she would always say we would win big. The song is about love conquering everything – everything pales in comparison.”

Skope: Bruse Wane Interviews Money B Of Digital Underground They Talk 2 Pac & More

This week Bruse Wane had money B of the legendary Group Digital Underground on his “Live Stream Show”. Digital Underground is a legendary west coast Hip Hop collective that specializes in funk driven Hip Hop music. They brought us the hit songs “The Humpty Dance”, “Do What You Like, Same Song & More. They also introduced the legendary 2 Pac Shakur to the world on their hit song “Same song”. Bruse Wane spoke to Money B about his introduction to Hip Hop, becoming a part of “Digital Under Ground’ Black panther beef, his relationship with 2 Pac and more. Bruse Wane’s Live stream show airs 8pm EST every Sunday from the “Hip Hop Heads World Wide Face Book Group”.

FORTY FEEL TALL run from a rabbit man in a tracksuit in “Julian” video

With visuals that are equal parts Beastie Boys “Sabotage”, Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and the Emilio Estevez ’80s flick Repo Man and music that could be either be straight out of the Pacific Northwest or Sheffield, England, the new video “Julian” by Magnetic Moon recording artists FORTY FEET TALL is a high stakes pursuit across different urban landscapes featuring different modes of transportation for a briefcase with mysterious contents. Premiering today on American Songwriter, the video’s frantic chase by a mysterious rabbit-headed character in an Adidas tracksuit carries a welcome and much-needed rock-fueled wallop to kick off 2021. “Julian” is available on DSPs here.


Toronto’s Haviah Mighty today shares “Antisocial feat. Old Man Saxon” her third single to be released since her breakthrough, Polaris Prize-winning 2019 release, 13th Floor. Produced by Haviah and Devontée, the track also features Old Man Saxon, who Haviah would have joined on tour last year. “Antisocial” reflects on self-confidence and who we are when no one else is around.

The Chuck Wagon Gang releases somber “I’ve Just Seen The Rock Of Ages”

For their first single since the Dove Award-nominated No Depression In Heaven: The Gospel Songs of the Carter Family, Mountain Home Music Company’s Chuck Wagon Gang has turned to the world of bluegrass music for a somber, yet ultimately uplifting classic, “I’ve Just Seen The Rock Of Ages.”

First released over 40 years ago by Bluegrass Hall of Famer Larry Sparks, and soon after by the legendary Ralph Stanley (with a young Keith Whitley singing lead), the song — written by John B. Preston while he was in solitary confinement during one of the several times he was incarcerated — quickly became a favorite for its haunting, mournful melody and stark, direct lyrics that capture both the sadness of loss and the promise of eternal life.

The Chuck Wagon Gang releases somber “I’ve Just Seen The Rock Of Ages”


“Tchami is one of my favorite DJs and has some of the most consistent main stage bangers,” Whethan shared. “I knew his signature style would bring ‘Freefall’ even further out of this world.”

MA’s Arichussettes Sticks To The Code With New Lyric Video “Spit Nothing But Street” Feat. ETO

New England’s always grinding rapper Arichussettes delivers another underground and unruly lyric video Spit Nothing But Street featuring NY hood legend ETO. Directed by Sando films and produced by OG7 the track speaks to the gritty routine of two hustlers with a sharp cut chorus by DJ Slipwax. “Street life is grimey but to me its glamorous if you stick to the code” says Arichussettes. Check it out now on Youtube and your preferred digital streaming platform via Warecords.

Long-Running Denver, CO Ska/Rockers FIVE IRON FRENZY Surprise Fans With New Album ‘Until This Shakes Apart’

Denver, CO ska/rock stalwarts Five Iron Frenzy have surprised fans by dropping a brand new album, titled ‘Until This Shakes Apart.’

The 13-track, crowd-funded LP is now streaming on all digital platforms.

Lead vocalist Reese Roper says, “Friends. We all believe this is the best thing we’ve ever made as Five Iron Frenzy. Thank you for being part of this, and for sticking by us all these years. Here’s to 25 more years of us loving you guys!”

Mayday Parade Releases ‘Live At Screaming Eagle’ EP | “It Is What It Is (Live)” Video Out Now!

Known for their incredibly high energy live shows, Mayday Parade are thrilled to kick off 2021 with Live At Screaming Eagle – a 4-track EP highlighting performances from their October virtual concert event dubbed the Out of Here Sessions. Live At Screaming Eagle is out today via Rise Records – listen via your preferred listening service now. “I love how these songs turned out,” frontman Derek Sanders said. “Playing them live was a highlight of 2020 for me.”

Also out today is the live video for “It Is What It Is,” a standalone single released last year that quickly became a fan-favorite track and has racked up more than 5 MILLION streams since its release across platforms.

John Driskell Hopkins Releases “I Hate To See Good Whiskey Go To Waste”

John Driskell Hopkins today shares “I Hate To See Good Whiskey Go To Waste”. As its title might infer, this single serves up a melancholy bar room vignette. Hopkins explains,”The title is something that my friend (and veteran Music Row songwriter) Jerry Salley came up with. We went round and round with different angles on how to bring that title to life, and ultimately were drawn towards whiskey’s ability to “numb an old heartache”. The jury is still out on whether or not this method is actually effective.”

Reflecting on the arrangement, which shifts between a full electric backing band and solo vocals, Hopkins notes “I love the way this song is stripped down to just the vocal in sections. It really conveys the personal nature of the heartache.”

New Willie Nelson Single & Lyric Video For “That’s Life”

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the premiere of “That’s Life”–the new single, lyric video and title track from Willie Nelson’s forthcoming studio album homage to Frank Sinatra–on Friday, January 15.


The melodic track, which debuted higher than any song in his career, has accumulated over 10 million combined streams and video views to date and will be featured on his forthcoming album Change of Scenery II.


ollowing the release of his new single and cinematic short film All I Need, Jake Bugg has shared an alternate version of the track with a remix by Franky Wah, which follows the Rudimental remix released at the end of last year.

All I Need has received acclaim from fans and media alike since its release last month, with support from the likes BBC Radio 1, where Greg James made the track his Breakfast Show ‘Record of the Week’, and Radio X. Jake also performed an acoustic version of the song for Mahogany, which can be watched here. He will be performing the track on Graham Norton’s show on BBC 1 tonight.


Produced by Kenny Beats and including a sample of “If I Were A Rich Man” from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Fiddler on the Roof,” the single continues to show Flo’s boisterous personality. The song inspires the next wave of Flo Milli as she paves her own way, redefining this centuries’ 20’s and continuing with messages of female empowerment as heard in the song’s lyrics.


Driven by his focus on mass appeal, Philly’s KBFR paves his road to success with infectious melodies and confident hooks. Showing off his ability to make attention grabbing bangers, the 21-year-old rapper shares “WEGO”, his latest single with Conor Matthews. Produced by Evan Garner & Jae Green, the new track is a fusion of KBFR’s hard hitting bars alongside up-tempo Latin boogaloo instrumentals featuring adorable child vocals. “WEGO” is available now; listen to the new song here.

The Deathray Davies Share “Oh Stars” in Advance of Next Month’s LP Release of ‘Time Well Wasted’

If you can believe it, 15 years have passed since the garage rock outfit The Deathray Davies have shared any new material. That changes today with the forthcoming release of a brand new album, Time Well Wasted.

The record’s first single, “Then You Met Me,” inspired by the sound of the 60’s British invasion, is available to stream + share everywhere today. Watch the official music video below, as well as the video for “Talking With Friends.”

“Keeps Bringing Me Back” by psych indiepop outfit, Blood Cultures

“Keeps Bringing Me Back” tells the story of a young man, put into a hypnotic state by a psychotherapist, exploring the foggy depths of his unconscious only to uncover what he has feared the most: himself. While exploring themes of repression and the nature of control, the music video takes the shape of a stylized psychological thriller, inspired by films like Alfred Hitchcock’s “Spellbound”, Panos Cosmatos’s “Mandy” and “Beyond the Black Rainbow”. The video pays homage to the work of Carl Jung, not only from it’s characters and psychoanalytical framing, but primarily through its main subject matter: confronting one’s own shadow.

Steve Aoki & k?d Join Forces on “BIB”

Steve Aoki & k?d bring it back to the old school days of rave on their 170 BPM anthem “BIB.” Pulsating low ends spliced up with hoovers and rolling snares ignite a sonic headrush of pure hardcore madness as Aoki and friends continue on their ‘Rave Royale.’ “BIB” follows Aoki’s acclaimed Timmy Trumpet collaboration “Tarantino (feat. STARX).” Both singles are part of his upcoming six-track rave EP, 6OKI – Rave Royale, out January 22 via Dim Mak.

NOPES release third single from forthcoming new album “Djörk”

NOPES have premiered the pulsating new track ‘Under the Leather’, which is taken from the US noise punks’ forthcoming album “Djörk”, which is slated for release on January 29.

KATLA release video single ‘Hvítamyrkur’

Winter is here and it brings darkness. Yet there are not only those long nights, but also the darkness that fog and storms of snow bring to the far north: KATLA have capture this “white darkness” in the shape of a video clip for the song ”Hvítamyrkur”, which is taken from the Icelanders’ acclaimed second full-length “Allt þetta helvítis myrkur”.


Floridian 9-piece seeyousoon make stunning inroads into 2021 today with the reveal of off-kilter hip hop offering Fever. Showcasing the flows that have seen the collective gain critical praise over warped beats, the track reflects the first step of a busy few months for seeyousoon. Speaking on the release, they state:

“Fever is the precursor to our 2nd full-length album. It represents the risks that we’re willing to take to make sure that we’re always breaking barriers and trying new things. It’s a blistering two-minute ride. Get ready for a lot more.”

Max Flinn Releases “If I Didn’t Love You”

Houston singer/songwriter, Max Flinn, releases the third single, “If I Didn’t Love You,” off his upcoming EP, Meant To Be. The companion video premiered nationwide on The Boot, and “If I Didn’t Love You” is available on all streaming platforms today.

The single’s complementing video captures Flinn and the band performing the song live. It is his live performances that are really letting this newcomer stand out in the red hot Texas Music scene.

Alastair Ottesen releases new album “Pathless Land”

On “Pathless Land”, his fourth full-length album, Alastair Ottesen presents a collection of delicate songs about love in the modern world, spirituality, political waters, and matters of the heart. Warm strings are featured throughout the entire album, complimenting Ottesen’s compelling voice. The sound of “Pathless Land” is rooted in 70s singer/songwriter records, yet manages to maintain a foot in the present. Ottesen eschews cliches, instead opting for harmonic and melodic inventiveness, while the lyrics are playful, romantic, devotional and at times, ironic.

Mo Kenney Shares Rendition of Daniel Romano’s “Hard On You”

“Hard On You,” the third release from the upcoming Covers record (set for release on February 26), is one of the sparser offerings in Mo Kenney’s series of cover songs, and for good reason. A staple of and standout in the wildly prolific Daniel Romano’s songwriting quiver, the tune conjures a frustrated snarl, giving hell to someone who’s overstayed their welcome.

Dynamomin Presents His Video For ‘Broken’