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Skope | Rozzi ep/video (Run Lola Run, Nile Rodgers, Monét X Change)

Today, LA-based soul-pop powerhouse Rozzi embraces new beginnings with the announcement of her Hymn For Tomorrow EP — the first installment of a new full-length body of work coming later this year — due out in June on S-Curve Records / BMG. Harnessing this positive trajectory, she has revealed a brand new Run Lola Run-inspired music video featuring Alex Wolff (Hereditary, Jumanji, Cat And The Moon, and soon to be released Old) for her latest single “Hymn For Tomorrow”. Known for her arresting pop swagger and heart wrenchingly candid lyrics, Rozzi’s soaring vocal prowess shines through on the piano-driven pandemic-era anthem. Rozzi also co-hosts the popular “Ugh! You’re So Good!” podcast with Scott Hoying of Pentatonix, which in its first season included guests spanning Michelle Kwan, Jonathan Van Ness and Betty Who. The second season launches today, with future episodes featuring Nile Rodgers, Tituss Burgess, Fortune Feimster, Monet X Change + more.

Silent Theory Release Official Music Video for “Shaking Cages”

Idaho Rock Band Silent Theory has released the Official Music Video for their new single “Shaking Cages”. Originally premiered on METAL INSIDER, “Shaking Cages” was directed/produced by Dawson Scholz.

Video Premiere: Silent Theory – “Shaking Cages”


Southern CA-based experimental pop duo Vákoum share new single “Golden Love”

Vákoum is an experimental pop duo founded in NYC in 2014 by instrumentalists, composers and producers, Natalia Padilla and Kelli Rudick. Their humble 20 year foundation of virtuosic guitar playing and multi effect processing and synthesis, brought them together at “The End” —Greenpoint’s hub for creatives in Brooklyn during a guitar clinic. Since then their craft has evolved through subconscious intuition, creating a sonic

Watch Bodies of Water’s laugh out loud “Women in Love” video via Week in Pop; LP out this Friday

Today Bodies of Water are sharing their comical “Women in Love” video that closes with quite an unexpected twist. Check out the premiere via Week in Pop. Week in Pop described the new single as “a down home moody and mature work with a sense of humor that is not afraid to poke fun at male infantilism, dysfunctional states of unions with a true warmth of love and humanism.” Is This What It’s Like is out this Friday, February 12 via Thousand Tongues.

Country Music Legend T.G. Sheppard Debuts Latest Single “I’m A Song” On Huckabee

Country music legend, T.G. Sheppard appeared on TBN’s Huckabee over the weekend to debut his new single, “I’m A Song” from his current album Midnight in Memphis. Sheppard chose to release this single as a tribute to the many friends he has lost over the last year during the pandemic. “I’m A Song” is told from the perspective of the song, proving that although the entertainers may be gone, their songs and lyrics will live forever in our hearts. While on Huckabee, Sheppard also performed “Good Man” for their digital platform.


Today, Multi-platinum selling hitmaker Trippie Redd announces the release of his next project NEON SHARK vs. Pegasus [Deluxe – Presented by Travis Barker], out February 19th via 10K Projects/Caroline. The new record shows the rapper embracing rock-n-roll like never before. Though he has always been known for amalgamating rap with tinges of alternative, rock, and pop throughout his career, NEON SHARK shows the artist fully committing to his rock leanings with the help of Blink 182’s Travis Barker.

F*ck Love? Toronto’s Ebhoni Releases New Caribbean-Infused R&B Bop

Emerging as a global force of nature, 21-year-old Toronto-born singer and songwriter Ebhoni shares a simmering and striking new single entitled “X-Ting” today. This time around, she fuses an island bounce with a bop-worthy hook as she delivers a confident, Caribbean infused send off to an ex; “A hot gyal never takes back a waste man. an ex is an ex for a reason. ‘ex ting callin… watch me decline” Listen HERE.

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PLAGUEWIELDER: Ohio Blackened Metal Outfit To Release Covenant Death Full-Length Via Disorder Recordings In April; Teaser And More Posted

Hailing from the economic wasteland in the Southeastern sector of their home state, PLAGUEWIELDER is an extreme metal power duo. With a sound that embodies the misery of our times, the band has been an underground force that has taken them all over the East Coast spreading filth and grime to anyone brave enough to bear witness.

Where Soul meets Hip-Hop – Dyad with South East Londoner IAMLIVING

Where soul meets hip-hop, this dyad consists of South East London crooner Rian Peters (IAMTHELIVING) and rapper/producer Teon Gibbs who hails from Botswana. Despite their diverse backgrounds, the two now both reside in Vancouver, Canada where they met. Now, they create bifunctional music that is not only electric but is a uniting force. “We decided to join forces to create tracks that would make people want to dance…and bring people together,” Rian says.

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio’s Album I Told You So Debuts on Multiple Billboard Charts

On January 29th the Seattle-based soul-jazz groove-machine Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio released their sophomore studio album I Told You So via Colemine Records. The album just debuted on multiple Billboard Charts: #1 on the Contemporary Jazz Album chart, #3 on the Jazz Album chart, #4 on the Tastemaker Album chart, and #12 on the Heatseeker Album chart.

Tamar Berk’s compelling blend of alt rock and power pop [ffo: Liz Phair, Juliana Hatfield]

On the forthcoming, The Restless Dreams of Youth, Berk distills her knack for emotive power pop into her most effective songs yet, looking back at her life and it’s many chapters. Lead single “Shadow Clues” builds with an dark-wave acoustic riff before erupting into dreamy shoegaze, the drums (played by Matt Walker Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage) holds down a propulsive 16 beat while Berk expounds on the limits of truly knowing what anyone else could be thinking. On her next single, “Better Off Meditating”, Berk reflects on feeling unheard over an infectious power pop chorus that invokes The Cars.

The Collection shares new song ‘Blue Day’

Today Saxapahaw, NC outfit, The Collection released ”Blue Day” – a simple, poignant song fit for these short winter days and the blues that can unexpectedly accompany them. About the song, lead singer David Wimbish said, “It was a song idea that sparked on my front porch while I was enjoying this otherwise *perfect* day, but I found myself looking down at this sun-scorched plant – and I just had the realization that, no matter how well things may be going, the blues can and will sneak their way in – and often with no perceivable reason or cure.”

With historic gift and partnership, Georgia Southern University names the Fred & Dinah Gretsch School of Music

The “grit and grace” that defines the historic Gretsch sound is also a perfect label for Georgia Southern, as the university’s school of music will now be named after the world-famous drum and guitar maker.
With approval today from the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, Georgia Southern University has established the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music and becomes the newest addition to the Gretsch family, which includes country music icon Chet Atkins, legendary rock drummer Charlie Watts, the Beatles’ George Harrison, the late great Malcolm Young of AC/DC, rockabilly and swing king Brian Setzer, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and many more.

Naming the university’s school of music comes after Fred and Dinah Gretsch pledged $3 million plus their Gretsch Collection of historic drums, guitars, and company archives to Georgia Southern. While the school of music will now bear the Gretsch name, the company’s influence will be felt across all campuses and in several academic departments, the museums and the library. Georgia Southern will be able to catalog and display Gretsch’s storied instruments — a collection estimated to be valued in the millions — that tell a compelling story of musical history from American jazz to English-born rock to popular modern worship bands in Australia.

Ekonovah Ushers In a New Dawn With Striking Two-Track House EP ‘The Beginning’ on IN / ROTATION – Feb 9

Over the last couple of years, the emerging producer from Phoenix, AZ, has become a familiar face on the IN/RO catalog with a string of bass house releases that are always stamped with his signature flow. During quarantine, he came to the realization that he wanted to explore new dimensions of his sound, namely by integrating his own vocal work and playing more piano.The result saw him ending up with a more vulnerable version of himself on the vocal-tinged titular cut “The Beginning,” while diving into his usual bass house persuasions on the flipside with “Iris.”

DEAD TREE SEEDS – Release “Wailing Wall” Video

French Thrash Metal band DEAD TREE SEEDS presents their new video “Wailing Wall” from their album “Push the Button”. This song deals with a story inspired by real facts whose compassion and humanity are approached. This song is about a man who born in disputed land. Before his people cry on an ancient holy wall, and now after a long war, they cry along a “shameful separation wall”.

Chin Injet Shares “For the Love of Life”

Chin Injeti fuses his love of 80s funk and boogie music with a modern twist that encapsulates a unique yet nostalgic feeling, captivating his fans. In a rough year for everyone, Chin used the extra time to release new music and write new songs for 2021. Now, he’s ready to release his debut 12-song producer/artist album with features singing alongside him.

GUTHRIE unveils evocative new single ‘QUEENSTOWN’

Hailing from Melbourne, Tess Guthrie has developed her own unique blend of folk and alt/rock, and today she unveils ‘Queenstown’ – the first track under the new moniker GUTHRIE.

‘Queenstown’ had a dream team bringing it to life. The emotive track was produced by Sophie Payten (Gordi) with mixing from Alexander O’Gorman (Angie McMahon) and Isaac Barter mastering.

Brisbane indie pop songwriter EVIE returns with lush new single ‘Swinging On The Balcony’

Releasing her first single for the year in ‘Swinging On The Balcony’, young Brisbane songwriter EVIE continues to captivate. Working in the indie pop world over the last few years, the musician has been exploring a rich love for the genre and all its different lanes for experimentation.

With ‘Swinging On The Balcony’, EVIE brings melody and darker-pop influences together to present an engaging introductory piece for some, and a spirited next step for those who have been following her since 2019.

Caoilfhionn Rose announces new album ‘Truly’ on Gondwana Records

Truly, the luscious, soulful new album from Manchester singer-songwriter Caoilfhionn Rose (pronounced Keelin) moves through a tapestry of curious musical inflections; nods towards folk, jazz, ambient, electronica and even a subtle influence of psychedelia, it never stands still to take a breath, despite its ethereal and delicate core. Out April 9th on Gondwana Records (Mammal Hands, Portico Quartet, Matthew Halsall, Hania Rani), in Truly, the young singer-songwriter has accomplished a body of work that is both sonically and lyrically wise beyond her years. Rose today shares a first single from the album – ‘Flourish’, an intoxicating song that meditates on being present in the moment, allowing peace to come to you.


Fredo’s next mixtape, Pain Made Me Numb hit in November, with the single + video releases “Cap A Lot” and “Slidin.” April 2020 brought the back-to-back releases of the single + video “Trust Issues,” and Fredo’s fourth mixtape, Most Hated. His next string of new tracks, “Receipts,” “Top,” “Monsters” “Clock Out” (#4 trending on YouTube), “Second Line,” and “No Security” featuring Kevin Gates pointed the way to In The Name Of Gee (September 2020). Four months later, Still Most Hated, including “Big Steppa” and “Loose Screws (Blues Clues),” arrived as Fredo’s sixth mixtape in less than two and a half years.