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Stephanie Ryann Releases New Drinking Inspired Track “Ain’t Nothing Better”

Rising country songstress Stephanie Ryann releases highly anticipated new single Ain’t Nothing Better. The new single debuted on Apple Country Hot Tracks.

On Thursday, Cowgirl Magazine exclusively premiered the track to their adience. “She is definitely one to go against what is expected of her and we cannot see what else she releases!” states Cowgirl Magazine.

Ain’t Nothing Better Than Stephanie Ryann’s New Single!


johan lenox gears up in 2021 with his visuals for “Phases” featuring fellow Bostonian Cousin Stizz. Speaking on how he brought the track together and what to expect, the musician noted, “Other than drums and vox every single sound in this song (and my full album) was made with live orchestral instruments–mainly flute, violin, and cello in this case”. Coming off working with KOTA The Friend and Lil Keed– johan has also been sharpening his skills working most recently with Big Sean on his #1 album, Detroit 2. The master collaborator is making every moment count and clocking in as one to watch for 2021.

The Local Honeys Release A Pair Of Ever-Poignant Singles About The Tribulations Of Coal Mining In Their Native Kentucky

You might have seen The Local Honeys open for Colter Wall or Tyler Childers. If not and you’re behind, start with the double-side single they released today on La Honda Records. “Way down in the hole where he earns his pay, it’s dark and unforgiving. Digging this coal and digging his grave, he’s dying to make a living.” Talk about direct, “Dying To Make A Living,” along with its double-single counterpart “Octavia Triangle,” pulls no punches in painting a grim, realistic picture of life lived working underground. Sonically, this double-single from The Local Honeys represents two sides of old-time music— one led by phase-shifted electric guitar and the other by clawhammer banjo, both a beautiful complement of the other. Both tracks were released today via La Honda Records (home of Colter Wall, Vincent Neil Emerson) and can be purchased or streamed right here. Hear more about the origin of “Dying To Make A Living” and “Octavia Triangle” from The Local Honeys in this behind the scenes video.

Country Newcomer Olivia Farabaugh Releases New Single “My Way Back Home”

“I’ve had this song in my back pocket for a while now. I wrote this song during the busiest time that I have ever experienced with my music, before this pandemic hit. I was able to travel in my 17-foot travel trailer with my dog and occasionally my husband, playing shows across the middle and northern United States, and using my music to advocate for mental health. I grew up in the small town of Palmyra, Pennsylvania and like most teens, nobody wants to continue to live in their hometown once they are past a certain age. We are supposed to move on, move somewhere else. Which somewhere else is really just someone else’s hometown. I found myself falling into amazing opportunities to travel and LOVING it. I realized quickly the world is a large place and whenever it started to overwhelm me, I would imagine my hometown. Where simplicity was within the 2 miles in each direction of the main street stop light. Where I could walk into the post office and see familiar faces and have all my family and friends looking back at me while I stood on stage,” Olivia explains.

Olivia Farabaugh Releases New Single ‘My Way Back Home’

Encuentro de titanes: Nicky Jam y el Rey de la Bachata Romeo Santos se hacen “Fan de Tus Fotos”

El universo se ha vuelto a alinear para unir en el arte a dos de los más grandes intérpretes de la música latina: el pionero del género urbano Nicky Jam y el “rey” de la Bachata Romeo Santos. Su nuevo tema en conjunto se llama “Fan de Tus Fotos” y está disponible en todas las plataformas digitales.

Por segunda vez en sus carreras artísticas Nicky Jam y Romeo Santos hacen música juntos. La primera oportunidad fue en el año 2017 con el éxito “Bella y Sensual” (más de 653 millones de visualizaciones en YouTube) en el que también los acompañaba Daddy Yankee.

Music Video: Canadian up-and-comer kerri releases VHS visuals for “SELF”

The video was shot over a couple nights by my girlfriend & I on an old VHS camera I bought off eBay. I wanted the footage to match the warm yet chaotic production of the song. The editing was also important in achieving this effect and the typography designed by my good friend Korney Violin from Barcelona really aids the controlled chaos. We shot most of it in backstreets & alleyways in Montreal this past Christmas, trying to carefully strike a balance between endearing but also dreary.

Ghostkeeper Reveals Haunting New Single

Ghostkeeper is the project of Shane Ghostkeeper, an artist from Calgary recognized for his songwriting, singing and guitar playing. Shane spent his adolescence isolated by Northern Alberta’s geography, listening to country music records and developing an admiration for individuals who had the ability to convey rich stories through song.

New Video: The Los Sundowns – Los Angeles

The Los Sundowns began as a concept between longtime collaborators Beto Martinez & Daniel Villarreal. Beto explains, “We discussed this idea and concept for about a year, before I finally found myself with some significant time off at the end of 2019 after heavy summer touring. I had set in motion a general plan to initiate multiple collaborations with musicians I knew and make 2020 a year of releases for me outside of my main bands. I began to demo some songs and send the ideas to Daniel and we set a date in January for him to fly down from Chicago and begin tracking these songs.” Luckily the duo was able to get the foundation laid through their initial January session in Buda, TX at Beto’s Lechehouse Music studio, before COVID-19 changed the course of the year. These sessions evolved with overdubs and final arrangements before they tapped into their talented pool of friends.

Tarah Who? – New Single and Video “Manners”

Tarah Who? is back with “Manners” February 19, 2021, the follow-up single and video to their eruptive song, “Swallow That Pill”. The L.A. based firebrand frontwoman, Tarah G. Carpenter (vocals/guitar) and Corale Hervé (drums/backing vocals), complete this duo who have carefully crafted songs that are both interesting and inspiring.

DJ HARD HITTA ft. Nipsey Hussle , GMAC, & RJ “State To State” New Single!

Local Champion TLQSQD – Skopemag.com

Explora de manera muy personal e íntima el terminar una relación de varios años. Los temas están ordenados de manera que se vayan narrando las etapas por las que pasamos al enfrentar una ruptura amorosa y cómo van cambiando nuestros sentimientos, estado de ánimo y perspectiva hasta llegar al final del álbum con aceptacion, resignacion y una cálida despedida con esa persona como con tus propios recuerdos, memorias y sentimientos. Se desprenden 3 sencillos que conforman el preámbulo de este material discográfico. Este álbum fue grabado y trabajado a lo largo del 2019/2020 en Zero Studios en MTY, NL con apoyo de Erick Perez y Alica Alvarez en mezcla, distribuido por CINTAS.

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out today: AMORIELLO (USA) “Dear Dark” @ Traditional heavy metal

This is the second release from New Jersey metal project Amoriello and follows the 2018 self-titled debut. The new release is an EP entitled Dear Dark and is full of traditional heavy metal for fans of classic Judas Priest, early Queensryche, King Diamond, Savatage, Helloween, Sanctuary and Crimson Glory, and features vocals by Brazilian metal legend Carlos Zema (Immortal Guardian, ex-Outworld). Other guest appearances of note include current and former members of Megadeth, King Diamond, Yngwie Malmsteen, Impellitteri, Cacophony and more.

AMORIELLO Veers Away From The Light With ‘Dear Dark’

This is the second release from New Jersey metal project Amoriello and follows the 2018 self-titled debut. The new release is an EP entitled Dear Dark and is full of traditional heavy metal for fans of classic Judas Priest, early Queensryche, King Diamond, Savatage, Helloween, Sanctuary and Crimson Glory, and features vocals by Brazilian metal legend Carlos Zema (Immortal Guardian, ex-Outworld). Other guest appearances of note include current and former members of Megadeth, King Diamond, Yngwie Malmsteen, Impellitteri, Cacophony and more.

The best producer on the mic? Decide for yourself in this ‘Beautiful Mess’

Wish Master and Hozay drop the video for their EP’s title track – ‘A Beautiful Mess’.

On this new visual, producer Hozay jumps on the mic and drops some top rated bars! A haunting piano introduces Hozay, coming in strong with his verse “make a wish/I’m taking flicks with the wordplay/return like Christ on the third day”. The track debuts the duo rallying back and forth with one another, creating a single that pushes the EP to new heights. Hozay leaves not only an impressive production across the E.P, but his feature showcases his breadth of talent.

Westerman’s opening album track “Drawbridge” remixed by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Today, Westerman shares a remix of “Drawbridge” from Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It transforms the song from a playful acoustic introduction into highly charged, reverb-soaked psychedelia.

“Drawbridge” is the opener from Westerman’s debut album Your Hero Is Not Dead which came out in June last year on Play It Again Sam and Partisan in the US.

New EP from Brazilian born, London based Marcelo Deiss

Marcelo Deiss is a Brazilian born, London based artist whose music dances between indie, blues, folk and rock. His music approaches subjects that we face everyday. Constantly bombarded with advertising, fake news and social media, we become numb to the real world and lose touch with ourselves, while simultaneously the planet is dividing itself. Marcelo’s music is a reflection of this and how we can so easily lose track of what’s real and what’s not. He opens up discussions about these subjects and stands up to them, fighting for change.

NEW ALBUM : 00:00:00 The Swedish project EvOLu brings you electrowave from Berlin!

The Swedish Berlin-based electrowave project EvOLu proudly presents 00:00:00. EvOLu creates dark electronic waves with catchy hooks of tomorrow.
Influences comes from the vaults of late ’70s, early ’80s, Berlin’s club scene, sci-fi and horror film music. RetroFuture.

EvOLu’s electrowave goes boldly where no one has gone before… Nowhere. The debut album 00:00:00 is both an end and a beginning. Riding the waves in an unknown universe. Only to find the treasures of Pandora´s Box… Madness laying dormant deep buried in the psyche of mankind.

NEW VIDEO: Bad Sounds x BROODS // Move Into Me

Penned moments before the pandemic halted the world’s free spirit of movement, the stunning new offering “Move Into Me”, is what happens when two incredible sibling duos from opposite ends of the planet can meet-up to make music. Bad Sounds & BROODS’ meeting of minds provides that lush, soul-enriching shot of Vitamin-D we could all benefit from.

ROY3LS Take “Quality Lady” to Special Samsung Filmed Commercial

“Our mom has been an incredible example of what it means to be a “Quality Lady”. She’s been a major role model of what it looks like to be a woman of strength, confidence, and most importantly what it means to live out your beliefs,” explains ROY3LS about the inspiration behind the single. “She’s shown us how to love people through good times and bad, and been such a cheerleader for us in everything we’ve pursued in life. And as far as family is concerned, next to our faith, it’s the most important thing to us.”

Dreadrock’s I Remember Video has Surpassed 100k Streaming Worldwide

The video starts with a family scene, with his mother, who passed away, giving him a recorder as a gift to the sound of “Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth”, after this introduction Dreadrock, starts his beat with the best that has brought him here.

The music video achieved excellent results, hitting over 100k streaming world supported heavily in the United Kingdom

I Remember s one of 13 tracks of Dreadrock’s debut album Rocket Power, launched in February 2017.

Louise Quinn & GATES OF LIGHT Announce LP

Today, Louise Quinn and GATES OF LIGHT share “Walk On,” the lead single off their upcoming LP. Gates Of Light is out March 26th on Shimmy-Disc. Brooklyn Vegan premiered the track, praising it as a “60sish pop number that sounds a little like a more folky Lulu.”

Gates Of Light was recorded and produced remotely during lockdown 2020 in Glasgow, London, Paris and New York.

Minor Moon Premieres “Under An Ocean Of Holes” with PASTE

Minor Moon–the Chicago-based cosmic Americana group led by multi-instrumentalist Sam Cantor–have shared “Under An Ocean Of Holes” today after premiering the song exclusively with Paste Magazine. The single follows “No Lightning Fix,” both of which appear on the band’s upcoming third full length album Tethers, out March 26 via Ruination Record Co. & Whatever’s Clever.


Cleveland rapper / producer Kipp Stone had a breakout year with his debut Closed Sessions tape Homme and today he kicks off his 2021 with a Statik Selektah produced track for “Manic.” The track comes off a soon to be announced EP.

BEST EX Speaks About Enduring Online Abuse With Cathartic “Feed The Sharks” Video

“It’s really hard to remind yourself that the online bandwagon is a horrible beast that preys on the most vulnerable,” says Mariel Loveland of NYC-based indiepop band Best Ex about her new track/video “Feed The Sharks.” “It wants to brutally devour someone it doesn’t even know for some perceived belief about how they are. It doesn’t allow for humanity. To me, it felt like I was feeding pieces of myself to sharks every time I opened my phone.” Premiered via BrooklynVegan, “Feed The Sharks’ is taken off her Good At Feeling Bad EP which was released on May 22, 2020 via No Sleep Records (Alcopop Records in the UK).

A Muffled Snore Reveals New Single and Record

The album consists of twelve beautifully strange tales that soar through dark, timeless atmospheres. With the Dadaist texts of EeL pairing with Friendly Rich’s dark vocal delivery and the other-worldly sounds of David Sait, this recording is cinematic, dreamy, and psychedelic.

The narration is like a collection of twisted fairy tales describing mysterious places, rituals, and dark secrets leading with track “The Dainty Dandies,” which has been paired with a video.

Valfreya – Release Music Video For “Warlords”

Canadian Melodic Black/Folk Metal band Valfreya release music video for “Warlords”, the song taken from band’s second full-length album “Promised Land”.

ISLAND return with video for new single “Octopus” | Frenchkiss Records

The new single follows on from the band’s 2019 EP “When We’re Still” and 2018 debut album “Feels Like Air”, which saw them garner early support at radio as well as receiving critical acclaim across a vast array of publications and racking up millions of plays across Spotify. Before the pandemic hit, ISLAND had also firmly established themselves as one of the country’s most exciting live bands having toured across the UK, Europe and North America and playing festivals such as SXSW, Reading Festival, Bastille Sound, Truck Festival and TRNSMT.

Baby Boys Announce Debut LP ‘Threesome’ Out 3/12 (Grand Jury Music), New “Gone” Single/Video Out Now

“If you find yourself in the middle of a raging pandemic, three days before a nail-biting election, and you haven’t left Minneapolis in 10 months, I highly recommend driving to the country with some friends to party with some goats, pigs and fuzzy cows for an evening,” says Gale of the video’s origins. ”Instant anxiety release, necessary, even if it only lasted a few hours. Thank you Baby Boys.”

PRACTICE Craves “Likes” not “Love” in New Video “I Don’t Need Love

“The video is a love letter to the rave in a time of masks and isolation. We miss you, Rave,” says NYC-based Michael Tapper of indie electro pop project Practice about his new video “I Don’t Need Love.” The playful, tongue-in-cheek song, premiered via Under The Radar last month, is off his debut solo album Not A Game (which will be released on February 19, 2021).

Fire Follows New Single “Glass Grenade”

FIRE FOLLOWS brings their brand of melodic hard-rock mixed with nu-metal into their latest single/video “Glass Grenade”. Fire Follows hits all corners with their sound, as each band member brings their precise nuances to create a smashingly aligned fit – a defined blend that portrays the rocking course with the driving melodies worked into the fresh nu-metal. Fire Follows latest “Glass Grenade” meets and exceeds all the requirements true rock/nu-metal fans demand.

Russian Baths return w/ “Responder (Night) via BrooklynVegan

The new version strips the original’s waves-crashing noise-rock to its melodic, atmospheric core leaving flittering keys and percussion and Luke Koz and Jess Rees’ vocals laid bare.

The track premiered via BrooklynVegan who noted, “Where the original is a dark, driving rock song, the new take is haunted, twinkling like the midnight sky, with skittering drums, melancholy piano and an open road’s worth of atmosphere.”

Phantom Handshakes share “No Better Plan” | New LP out 4/30 via Z Tapes

The track premiered on For The Rabbits who said, “while there’s touchstones to the likes of Chorusgirl or Hazel English, ultimately Phantom Handshakes are plotting their own course, and sounding increasingly compelling doing it.”

The band adds that it’s, “about the consequences of pleasing someone else’s wishes at the expense of following your own dreams.”

[PREMIERE] Phantom Handshakes – No Better Plan