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

Reminder: 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’

Social Scream – new album “From Ashes To Hope” (Released on January 15th 2021 by Soman Records)

On January 15th of 2021, a double cd collection entitled “From Ashes To Hope” WAS released in digital format and on 1st April will be out in psychical cd by Soman Records, containing re-recorded versions of old demos and tracks of the first two band’s albums. The recordings took place at Think Recording Studios and Dimons Studios. The album was produced by Dimitris Sakkas and the artwork was created by Giannis Stergiou and dtopgraphics.

GoodLook| “Good Friday”

Exla Music Presents Cincinnati Ohio Rapper & Recording Artist, “GoodLook. Jumping off the new year looking for a good time and good vibes with, “Good Friday.’ GoodLook gives us something we can dance to as we get ready for a lit weekend. You can never have a bad Friday after listening to, “Good Friday.”


The original track was co-written by Faouzia, Sam Martin (One Direction, Julia Michaels, Nick Jonas), Ali Tamposi (Beyoncé, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa), J Kash (Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Avril Lavigne) and multi-platinum producer Johnny Goldstein (Black Eyed Peas, Tyga, Ozuna) and features the multi-GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum artist Charlie Puth on piano.


Salt Cathedral have shared their collaboration with Ximena Sariñana on a reimagined version of their song “Te Quiero Olvidar”. The artists expand on the dream-like quality of the heartbroken original with Juli and Ximena’s voices dancing around each other and weaving new shapes into the song. The adventurous production offsets the ethereal elements of the track with a shapeshifting Afro-Caribbean rhythm that percolates around the harmonies. Ximena is a renowned Mexican singer songwriter and actress who has received two GRAMMY nominations.

Thunder Release New Single ‘Going To Sin City’

British rockers Thunder have released the brand new single ‘Going To Sin City’, the second taste of their upcoming 13th studio album ‘All The Right Noises’ out March 12th 2021 on BMG.

The defiantly strutting track is a rare look back for the band, who perhaps only now are processing the whirlwind of their late 80’s and early 90’s adventures.

MN/NY’s Ray Young Delivers Post Apocalyptic Boom Bap With New Video “None Worry”

Ray Young aka SlapBox1432 is a native New Yorker who resides in the Twin Cities and is best known as a raw underground Hip Hop artist. Since the early to mid 90’s Ray has been sharpening his lyrical skills and ear for music. In addition he has released various projects and performed throughout the Minnesota music scene and surrounding states.

MkX Releases Official Audio for TikTok Craze “Welcome To 2021”

“My goal was to create an electro-pop dopamine rush to brighten up the start of the new year. 2020 was super tough for a lot of people, so I wanted to make an upbeat track for everyone to celebrate the end of this crazy chapter,” shared MkX. “My main objective when I write and produce my music is to create songs that make people feel good and put some optimistic energy out into the universe. I’m super excited to see so many people resonating with the song and its message!”

MkX Releases Official Audio for TikTok Craze “Welcome To 2021”

All Beyonce albums ranked, from best to worst

Ultimately, her albums are relevant each for their own reasons in their own specific moods and eras – however, there are some that truly do stand out as the quintessential Beyoncé records, whereas others operate as simply steppingstones in the artist’s eternal evolutionary cycles.


This release follows Isaac’s latest track “intimate moments” which the video premiered on PAPER Magazine and his critically acclaimed track “love, or the lack thereof” which was called “excellent” by Billboard and had The Interns declaring it “A bounding, boisterous song about yearning with a chorus that bursts with heart”. “pink party,” “intimate moments” and “love, or the lack thereof” will all be featured on Dunbar’s 3rd EP, “evil twin” which will be released February 19th.


Underpinned by a fluid garage beat, the heart-on-sleeve track is bridged with Anne-Marie’s world-class vocals, KSI’s effortless flow and Digital Farm Animals’ production, the fruits of which make for hook-laden remedy to beat the January blues.

Alternative Rock Band The Nomadic Release Heartwarming New Single “Jeannie” to all digital outlets

“Jeannie was my grandmother, she was the youngest daughter in her family in Wagga Wagga, country Australia, growing up in the early 20th century! Australia was a very different country then, still growing and developing, and finding its feet as a nation. Conditions were not easy and everyone in the family had to contribute to the family. Jeannie was a very strong and stoic woman who served in the Medical Women’s Service in the Pacific during the Second World War. For 4 years she was apart from her fiancé Guy, who during that time was a POW. So she had no idea as to his whereabouts and how he was doing. I think a lot about their strength and example today, and how resilient and strong they were” says Rob Gaylard.


Fredo Bang, the Baton Rouge rapper with over 355 million global streams to date, serves up his sixth mixtape in less than two and a half years with IN THE NAME OF GEE (STILL MOST HATED). The 21-track project includes a new remix of “Top” featuring Lil Durk and other notable features from Sada Baby, Moneybagg Yo, Mulatto, Kevin Gates, Seven7Hardaway, and more.

Fredo Bang Drops Deluxe Album ‘In The Name Of Gee (Still Most Hated)’ Available Today via Def Jam Recordings

Arielle’s World is back with infectious two-track pack ‘Cascade’

Arielle’s World, a relatively new name on the block but far from new to the music, today releases her 2-track pack ‘Cascade’.

After a busy year dropping her debut EP ‘BIG A’, an appearance on Oscar #Worldpeace’s ‘Sporadic’ and a collaborative track with A-Star and Donae’o, South London-based R&B songstress Arielle’s World teams up with H88 and Victizzle on two infectious new tracks. With ‘U & I’ reminiscent of Arielle’s undeniable talent and grasp of R&B, and ‘My Love’ delivering us an enticing dancehall-oriented gem.

Greyson Chance Debuts New Track and Video for “Holy Feeling” Today

Global pop artist and musician, Greyson Chance, releases his latest single and music video for “Holy Feeling” today via Arista Records. The soaring track was written by Chance, produced by Teddy Geiger and Chad Copelin at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, and highlights his signature vocal prowess. The video was directed by Bobby Hanaford, shot in Los Angeles and Chance wore Saint Laurent by Anthony Vacarello.

“Holy Feeling” is the first single off of Greyson’s forthcoming album, which is due for release later this year.

Madison Beer releases “Dreams Look Different in the Distance” Vevo short film

Vevo and Madison Beer today released Madison Beer – Dreams Look Different in the Distance, as the final installment of her LIFT videos. The short film follows the releases of her previous LIFT performances for “Selfish” and “BOYSH*T.” LIFT connects today’s up-and-coming artists to audiences around the globe through video content.

Alex Southey – ROSIE IS OUT NOW!

Who is Rosie? I had been wanting to write about a place, but knew that I’d have to personify it. I was trying, failing, at growing rosemary naturally on my balcony and I began to find the word alluring. I fused it with this personification concept and it became the “name” of the “person” when in reality, the song is a love letter to Vancouver where I was born.

French punks The Shapers destroy to move forward in new music video

French trio The Shapers have released a new music video for their single “Thrashing to Destroy.” Filled with the riotous acts and all out chaos, the band explores the idea that sometimes you need to destroy things to move forward.

“It’s essentially a giant metaphor for the human struggle, be it against governmental oppression, unjust and prejudiced systems, or even our own pre-conceptions,” says vocalist Anthony Cauvin.

PROSPECTIVE Share New Single & Music Video for “Liar”

Italian progressive metalcore quintet PROSPECTIVE share their new single “Liar” along with a music video. The digital 2-track single also features an instrumental version of “Liar” and is available now as stream and download.

Hearty Har (Tyler & Shane Fogerty) share new track & video from debut album

Los Angeles-based psych rockers Hearty Har have shared the video for “Waves of Ecstasy,” the latest track to be released from their forthcoming debut album RADIO ASTRO, which arrives February 19, 2021 via BMG. The video debuted via Glide Magazine, who said, “Though the band has a pedigree in throwback sounds, this music sounds fresh and different as it finds the band experimenting with a kaleidoscopic array of synth sounds and effects to make for a real mind-melter of a track. Ultimately, this song about melancholic longing is a drippy trippy groover that seems oddly fitting for these truly bizarre times we live in.”

Astrachan shares first single + video “Ladakh”

“Ladakh” was written in the ancient city of Leh, Ladakh at the Himalayan crossroads of Buddhism and Islam. Astrachan was in the high deserts studying secular nomadic music with a shepherding community in Ladakh’s Changthang region when the song was conceived. The lyrics were later finished on a quaint farm in the foothills of the Catskills, the spiritual capital of the American Northeast.

Sweetlove + The Heart Of release new single, premiered with American Songwriter

Born out of a tsunami of grief and pain, Goodnight, Lover is a portrait of an artist coming into her own. In late 2017, Sweetlove was beginning to work on new original material when she was faced with three devastating losses – her oldest friend, Matt, her long-time love, David, and her cousin, Teddy, all passed away within one year of each other. She funneled her grief into collaborations with writers such as Jay Stolar (Selena Gomez, Trevor Daniel, Aloe Blacc, G-Eazy, Demi Lovato), Evangelina, Zach Berkman/The Heart Of (Ron Pope), Garen Gueyikian, and Adam Tressler, resulting in a collection of songs about “grappling with loss, coming to terms with it, missing someone, wishing you had known you weren’t going to have more time, and how to find joy again.”

DaBaby Kicks Off The New Year With New “Masterpiece” Track + Visual

Watch Peel Dream Magazine’s plants-in-space themed video for “Geodesic Dome”

Today Peel Dream Magazine debuts the video for “Geodesic Dome” from their new deluxe edition of Agitprop Alterna. The expanded version of Peel Dream Magazine’s Moral Panics EP is also streaming everywhere today & will be available on vinyl February 5th via Slumberland.

Jeremy Pinnell’s “Joey” (Concrete Blonde) out NOW!

Rolling Stone shares Jeremy Pinnell’s haunting version of the Concrete Blonde hit “Joey”.

“Northern Kentucky songwriter Jeremy Pinnell recasts Concrete Blonde’s 1999 hit as a country dirge mournful enough to make Townes Van Zandt cry. Recorded straight to his phone in his basement, Pinnell’s “Joey” is a spare, solo rendering, with his voice seemingly echoing across endless time and barren space. The result? A version nearly as haunting as Johnette Napolitano’s original.”

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The Effens – “Pavement Age” Out Now!

I don’t think we as humans can stop ourselves from turning institutions into kinds of religion or from using divine language.

Our new song, “Pavement Age,” is sung from the perspective of someone trying to define their moral compass and hoping they can be good, realizing that this can only be accomplished by looking outside of themselves.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Willie Jones shares his poignant, powerful new song “American Dream.” Penned by Jones, Josh Logan and Jason Afable, who also produced the track, with additional production by Alex “Lex” Goodwin (Nelly, Jason Derulo), “American Dream” is a patriotic protest against the racial injustice that continues to plague the world. It recognises civil rights leaders such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and those making an impact in the Black Lives Matter and current social justice movements.

AIKO TOMI Drops New Track “Can’t Touch Me”

AIKO TOMI is a crafty, hyper-energetic alt-pop artist based in Toronto who started writing songs at the age of nine. Fast forward many years of musical exploration, including a degree in composition, her hybrid Japanese-Chinese-Canadian identity is immediately evident in her music and visual style.

Erica Knox Reveals “Running Inside Of My Brain”

In the midst of collaborating her new sound, 24 year old singer-songwriter Erica Knox is set to showcase herself in 2021 with music that you won’t be able to forget. From upbeat excitement to mellow nostalgia, her self-portrayed intimate lyrics tackle themes of love, life, and identity.

Paul Jacobs – “Half Rich Loner”

On Jan. 19 Paul Jacobs will share the new single / music video for “Half Rich Loner,” the first single from his forthcoming full-length, Pink Dogs on The Green Grass. Since arriving in Montreal six years ago, Paul Jacobs has cemented a growing reputation as one of the city’s truly wild, eccentric artists, both as the drummer of Pottery and through fronting his own six-piece band. He’s known for creating multiple albums annually that served as companion pieces to his live performances. A rocker, a painter, a hardworking stagehand, animator and a DIY home studio wizard, the Windsor, Ontario native has thrilled sweaty audiences in his adopted hometown with his infamously raw live gigs. As amazing as his shows are, his aches and bruises the next morning aren’t so great. Performing live for over a decade with every ounce of rage and energy that he has, Jacobs is now ready to reveal a new, technicolour side of his songwriting. Following a prolific run of garage rock

Could You: Making Movies Release Video for Raw New Song with Dreams of a Better Future

Latin Grammy-nominated rock and roll band Making Movies will release their music video for their newest song “Could You”.

“Could You” is a direct reflection of the current times. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Making Movies is asking: could you dream of a better future? The raw acoustic performance places an emphasis on the lyricism and creates a space for listeners to reflect on the events of the last 4 years.

Artist: One Hand Clapping – Track: Mr Poison Apple Pie

One Hand Clapping is the brainchild of Australian musician Andy Rig. Andy was discovered gigging around London in the early 90’s by Music legend Terry Ellis who founded Chrysalis records and had signed such major acts as Jethro Tull, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Billy Idol and others. Andy and his then musical partner Cheryl Beattie were offered a development deal to sign to Terry’s new label- Imago records (BMG) and were relocated to New York City. As a new young act, they were flown around the country to write songs with other major selling writers such as Shannon Rubicam (“How Will I Know”, Whitney Houston), Steve Lunt (“Good Enough”, Cindy Lauper) Steinberg and Kelly (“I Touch Myself’, Divinyls) and others. Andy learnt his craft from the best and is a master of the ‘catchy pop tune’

Black Pistol Fire: Debut New Live Video For “Level” On American Songwriter

Kevin describes creating the understated new version of “Level,” “The song was written from the perspective of someone who is, constantly struggling, not to succumb to the low chatter of negative influence. I can always feel when a song has weight with me personally, when I can re-work it into an entirely different song, and still have it feel appropriate to the original vibe.”

Black Pistol Fire Premiere Video For Stripped-Down Single “Level”

Tomorrow’s Fate – Release Debut Single/Video “Son Come Home”

The question for the meaning of life has fascinated almost everyone at one point or the other. Many people think about it daily and still no one seems to have found a satisfactory answer. This exact phenomenon is the topic of Son Come Home, the debut single of the Austrian alternative rock newcomers Tomorrow’s Fate.

NEWS: David Olney & Anana Kaye’s album ‘Whisper and Sighs,’

“Whispers and Sighs is a masterpiece, a parting gift from an imagination of genius. This collaboration between David Olney and the brilliant Irakli Gabriel and Anana Kaye grabs you from the first listen and doesn’t let go. Perfect music for a long night drive, for sitting in the dark with a single candle, for dreamers old and young, a soundtrack for our nightmares and dreams. It is David Olney’s swan song recording, though he had no way of knowing it. Or did he? Here’s the thing, David wrote every song like it was his last, he put everything he had into all he did, 100% committed to the work. Losing David Olney in January 2020 kicked off one of the hardest years any of us can remember. He left us with this music, these stories, this beauty he brought forth from his magnificent imagination. I’m in awe, and forever grateful.” —Mary Gauthier

David Olney Departs the World of the Living With a Final “Favorite Goodbye”

Blanketman share new single “Leave The South”

In a 12 months that has seen much made about the divide between the north and south of England, “Leave The South” seeks not to pit the regions against one another, and instead offers a far more nuanced look at the way the grass can always appear greener on the other side. It also acts as something of a love-letter of absent friends and an admission that nothing is perfect. Lead vocalist and guitarist Adam Hopper elaborates:

ELECTRIC BOYS new album Ups!de Down out in April

The ELECTRIC BOYS are much loved for their idiosyncratic combination of hard rock and other forms of music such as funk beginning with their first album “Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride” in 1989. On April 30th 2021 the band will release worldwide their seventh album “Ups!de Down” which continues and advances this fusion of music styles to make something of their very, very own.

THE LICKERISH QUARTET release new psych EP ‘Threesome Vol.2’

THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Band members of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Slash’s Snake Pit, Finn Brothers, Alice Cooper, Air & Beck – and all formerly of Jellyfish have reunited for their first official UK release with their 2nd EP.

‘Threesome Vol.2’ is out now on Lojinx and it is an expansive psychedelic gem!

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