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David Huckfelt Reinvents Classic Cowboy Ballad “Bury Me Not” (The Dying Cowboy)

Singer/songwriter/activist David Huckfelt (of acclaimed Minneapolis group The Pines) reinterprets the definitive cowboy ballad “Bury Me Not” (The Dying Cowboy) on his upcoming album Room Enough, Time Enough out February 26th. “Bury Me Not” (often called “The Cowboy’s Lament” & “Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie”) is considered one of the most famous folk songs in the American songbook and has been covered by Johnny Cash, Colter Wall, Burl Ives and many others. The video for Huckfelt’s rendition was filmed on Tohono O’odham Indigenous land along the US border just outside of Tucson, Arizona; watch HERE.


Seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood will follow the extraordinary success of her recent Christmas album, My Gift, with an album of gospel hymns, titled My Savior. The new album will be released on CD and Digital March 26, 2021, just prior to the Easter holiday, and on vinyl April 30. My Savior is co-produced by Underwood and GRAMMY® Award winner David Garcia, with whom she co-produced her critically acclaimed 2018 album Cry Pretty, her seventh album to be certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.

The Besnard Lakes Drop New Single “Our Heads, Our Hearts on Fire Again”

The Besnard Lakes have shared a new taste of their forthcoming album The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings (out January 29) by way of new single, “Our Heads, Our Hearts on Fire Again.”

Paul Jacobs of Pottery announces new LP, shares first single/video “Half Rich Loner”

Montreal-based musician Paul Jacobs returns with a music video – which he drew, animated and directed himself – for “Half Rich Loner,” a rambling road runner classic in the style of 60s icons Canned Heat and JJ Cale. Following a prolific run of garage rock releases and an album and EP with his band Pottery (in which he plays drums), this new song is the first single off Pink Dogs on the Green Grass, his upcoming album and debut Blow The Fuse release, due out April 30th. Mastered by Oliver Ackermann of A Place To Bury Strangers, the album is available for pre-order as of today.

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

DANI has been perfecting her craft until recently emerging in Toronto’s music scene with a relevant and fresh POP/R&B sound. Her newest single “Selfish” is written about a past relationship that turned from love into more of a friendship. Over the few years together love fizzled out. It was Selfish of her to stay and take his time when she wasn’t willing to try, and was already looking for someone else.

Venus Furs Share “New Inspiration” Video Via Under The Radar

Today, Venus Furs share the video for “New Inspiration,” a psychedelic exploration into the soul of the track. Under The Radar premiered the music video with high praise, commending how the song “swirls with flickering intensity, surrounded by layers of distorted guitars and a hazy psychedelic undertone,” while the visuals “conjure the same nocturnal haze as the track itself.”

Bernice Share “It’s Me, Robin” via NPR’s All Songs Considered

In December, Toronto’s Bernice announced their forthcoming LP Eau de Bonjourno, the follow up to their celebrated 2018 LP Puff: In the air without a shape. To mark the announce they shared the single “Groove Elation,” a song that “gently tear[s] the roof off” (FADER), was described as a track that exemplifies the way “resounding joy is…essential to Bernice’s charm” by Pitchfork, and landed on Stereogum’s 5 Best Tracks of the Week round up. Today, the band are sharing the album’s second single “It’s Me, Robin” which was first heard on today’s edition of NPR’s All Songs Considered.

DOZER: stream bonus track off ‘Vultures’ EP on Heavy Psych Sounds!

Swedish stoner rock kings DOZER unveil one more track taken from their ‘Vultures’ EP, to be issued for the first time on vinyl and CD this February 12th through Heavy Psych Sounds. Enjoy the unequalled firepower of Dozer’s “Vinegar Fly” now!

After forming in 1995, DOZER emerged in 1998 with their debut 7″ which was awarded “Single of the week” in Kerrang! magazine. Dozer quickly progressed beyond their early influences and created a style of their own incorporating modern elements into their classic heavy rock sound. A sound that always has been intensely heavy but yet also strongly song and melody driven by the distinctive vocals of singer Fredrik Nordin.

BRADFORD – Reveal “My Wet Face” || First album in 30 years, ‘Bright Hours’ out 19 Feb

One of the many highlights of ‘Bright Hours’, it is the latest tantalising glimpse of what will be the band’s first album for over 30 years when released on 19 February 2021.

Recalling the golden-gilded works of Teenage Fanclub or Doves, “My Wet Face” is an uplifting piece of Northern power-pop that knowingly nods to Bradford’s past and present. Check out the video with an exclusive interview on Louder Than War Magazine here.

Watch This! Bradford Premiere New Single + Interview

Adult Mom ‘Driver’ Out March 5 + New Track “Sober”

Adult Mom will release their third studio album Driver on March 5 via Epitaph. In celebration of the announcement, they have shared the new single “Sober.” The track examines how people’s perceptions of each other change and deteriorate over time, especially in the wake of a relationship gone sour.

QWÄLEN: Finnish black metal unit to release new album “Unohdan sinut” in February

The band states: “We guess Darkthrone, Nifelheim, Bathory, Terveet Kädet are the acts that we are influenced by. Some things you can hear in the sound, some not. The band’s sound sort of just comes out as it is, even though we try to write songs with whatever focus there is”.

NERVOSA Releases New Single & Official Video for “Under Ruins”

Newly-staffed femme Thrash Metal engine NERVOSA releases their explosive third single, “Under Ruins”, cut from their upcoming full-length album, Perpetual Chaos, to be released this Friday on January 22nd, 2021 via Napalm Records.

As a harbinger of their new record, Diva Satanica’s powerful and aggressive vocals draw the listener into the heavy vortex of NERVOSA’s pure energy. Along with an official music video, the new track highlights the difficult topic of a homeless child left to survive on the streets.

EMPTINESS Premieres New Song, “Vide, Incomplet”

EMPTINESS comment om the track: “Humans are fun.”

Regain hope and faith with Rev Peter Unger – ‘Selah’