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ATL Multi-genre Artist, 5AM Releases Debut Album You’re Going To Be Fine Today

Singer/rapper/producer, 5AM released his album You’re Going To Be Fine via 1865/Interscope Records. On the eleven-track project the Atlanta-native creates a euphoric escape for his fans integrating R&B, alt-pop, and hip-hop, linking real stories culled from a remarkable journey to create a classic body of work.

Rosie Darling Shares Latest Single “Heavy” 

A month back, a fresh-eyed L.A. transport from just outside of Boston, Rosie Darling entered the indie-pop scene with her debut single “Coping.” With her first artist statement, Rosie has amassed nearly 5 million streams across all platforms since the track’s release, charting on 14 different Spotify Viral 50 charts, landing Top 20 on the Global Viral Chart. Out today, Rosie shares the follow-up single, “Heavy.”

Shane Pendergast – It Slips Away

I wrote “It Slips Away” while driving down an old dirt road in my home province of Prince Edward Island. Seeing an old piece of farm equipment with “NEW IDEA” painted on it led me to write the lyrics, “I saw a new idea, it was rusting in the rain.” These words form the crux of the song.


Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Victoria Monét is back with sultry new track “F.U.C.K.” Written by Monét and produced by D’Mile, Victoria’s unmistakable vocals glide over a laid-back R&B beat, interlaced with soulful harmonies and playful electric guitar to produce a modern-day love song. A reflection of the updated approach to relationships for many, “F.U.C.K” emphasises the love that can be had for a “friend you can keep” without the ties of commitment.

Alternative Metal Band, ALBORN, Releases New Single “Cause To Create”

Alternative metal band, ALBORN, released a brand new single titled “Cause To Create” to all digital outlets via Imagen Records. The song was produced by Morgan Rose, co-produced and engineered by Jose Urquiza at The Attic Recording Studios, mixed by James “Fluff” Harley and mastered by Vlado Meller.

STUNNING // RⱯHM ⚉ “you and everything of everything”

Today RⱯHM ⚉’s newest cut “you and everything of everything” is essential listening to anybody looking for a bridge between those reflective Sufjan Stevens tunes we all love & those sexy-sounding Miguel classics out there. It really is a smorgasbord to all. Like the song’s sound, the lyrics scratch the surface at trying to make sense of the very endless expanse of everything we do & don’t know.

Gary Lucas releases ‘The Essential Gary Lucas,’ special guests include Jeff Buckley, David Johansen, and more

Legendary guitarist Gary Lucas retrospective THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS via Knitting Factory Records offers ample evidence of this maverick artist’s trailblazing and unique career, from his early work on stage and record with Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band to his landmark work with Jeff Buckley and his one-of-a-kind psychedelic jazz-rock band Gods and Monsters, though his extraordinary and extensive multi-genre solo catalog – a truly epic body of work that spans psychedelic rock, film music, classical, electronica, jazz, blues, avant-garde, and world music excursions through 1930s Chinese pop, Hungarian folk, raga, and more, all unified by Lucas’s virtuosic guitar and ceaselessly questing spirit. The album originally scheduled for the Spring of 2020 is now out today.

Music Icon Tony Bennett Discloses Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Today, music icon Tony Bennett bravely shared that he is living with Alzheimer’s disease. The news of Bennett’s diagnosis is devastating for music fans around the world, but his transparency will also be meaningful for millions of individuals and families who are all too familiar with the crushing realities of Alzheimer’s disease.

Rising Star Vwillz Receives Massive Nod By Spotify With New Single “She’s Gone”

Friday, rising star and Colorado native, Vwillz releases new single in “She’s Gone”. The single addresses feelings, emotions, and inner thoughts as it relates to dealing with a heartbreak. The Pop leaning single beautifully captures the heartfelt emotions while also providing a very addictive single with very high playback appeal.


‘The sound of the winterfall’ , second single of Rome in Reverse, part of the EP called ‘Sublime’ and released on the 5th February 2021 via TELAVIVI records, her own label.

The last five years have seen her talents showcased on stage alongside the likes of Charlotte Adigèry, Arms and Sleepers, Little People, Blockhead, Blackbird Blackbird, Yppah and Big Wild.

THE MERCURY RIOTS New Band Formed By Members Of Warner Drive

US rock band, THE MERCURY RIOTS, is a new band formed by members of popular LA bands Warner Drive, The Brave Ones, and the infamous Bullets And Octane, this power-trio “super-band” brings a sense of swagger and prowess to the stage.

With soaring guitars from Felipe Rodrigo, unique and charismatic vocals from the bassist/frontman Zachary Kibbee and a rocksteady pulse from Jonny Udell on drums, THE MERCURY RIOTS will definitely be a crowd-pleaser when they inevitably hit the road.

THE MERCURY RIOTS New Band Formed By Members Of Warner Drive, The Brave Ones & Bullets And Octane

Acoustic release from The Hellfreaks titled ‘Red Sky’

Hungary’s hottest Punk Rock Metal upstarts THE HELLFREAKS have released an acoustic stand alone video single for their punk rock anthem RED SKY, taken from their 2019 album GOD ON THE RUN.

Boston Is 2021’s 3rd Best City for Football Fans – WalletHub Study

With Super Bowl LV just days away from being played before socially-distanced fans, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its Super Bowl LV By The Numbers infographic together with its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans, as well as accompanying videos.

To determine the best places for loving on America’s favorite sport, WalletHub compared more than 240 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional football team based on 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from the number of NFL and college football teams to stadium capacity to fan engagement.

ANCIENT SETTLERS Release First Single ‘Diamond Eyes’ From Upcoming Debut EP “Autumnus”!

Spain/France -based Melodic Death Metallers ANCIENT SETTLERS have unleashed their first blasting single ‘Diamond Eyes’, taken from the band’s debut EP “Autumnus”, coming out in February 2021.

ICYMI: Guttural Grunge / Haunting Psych / Anthemic Indie Rock – BERRIES – Copy

A three piece with a penchant for effortlessly combining off kilter melodies with guttural grunge, London trio BERRIES have been turning heads up and down the country for a number of years. Four minutes of snaking guitar licks, frenetic percussion and an ever-present undercurrent of fuzz-heavy melody, ‘Copy’ is the latest single from the band and is quintessential BERRIES, while feeling like them taking the next confident steps forward in their career.

Mick Dimitri ‘End of The Ride’

Mick got his first big break in the music industry whilst waiting tables for Ed Sheeran in 2018. The pair hit it off immediately and resulted in Ed inviting Mick to open for him on his Divide tour – alongside Zara Larsson and James Bay – when he was just nineteen. Now twenty, Mick is ready to begin the next chapter of his musical career and introduce listeners further to his innovative contemporary pop sound.

For fans of… Shawn Mendes, Lewis Capaldi, Calum Scott

Be Not Troubled – It’s The Dawning Of A “Brand New Day”

At a time of political unrest, social injustice, questionable ethics, and provocative banter a highly inspirational music video featuring the acclaimed voice of Bill Moss Jr (Detroit) is being released by Salathiel Records of Warren Michigan. “Brand New Day” is a message that addresses contemporary fears while at the same time elevates a fresh remarkable resolve. The fresh, new video reinforces the good news: the news that our better angels reside within, that by lifting others up and living the golden rule positive change will arrive through inclusiveness. The four minute twenty second “Brand New Day” presents visual footage of today’s harsh questionable realities yet within the same presentation the lyrics reinforce what we all know – that healing and change is promoted through our good angels, from within us.

2021’s Best & Worst States for Singles – WalletHub Study

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and the COVID-19 pandemic leading to a surge in virtual dating, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Singles, as well as accompanying videos.

To help unattached Americans improve their chances of finding love, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 27 key indicators of dating-friendliness. The data set ranges from the share of single adults to online-dating opportunities to COVID-19 restrictions.

Rap-Metal Artist ANDREW W. BOSS Reveals New Video for “Forever”

“‘Forever’ is a song about my ability to use the darkness and light of my life to succeed,” BOSS says. “The ability to recognize that the bad things that I’ve lived through have helped me to become the man I am today, and to embrace those lessons, not to suppress them. It also is about me using my music to overcome the darkness – not to rid myself of it but to acknowledge it and overcome it.”

Andrew W. Boss finds strength in song with his latest ‘Forever’


My brand new single, “Hotel,” is emotional and bittersweet. It’s the recognition that this chapter, this relationship has ended – but you’re taking your power back and remembering who the F you are! Loving yourself enough to leave whatever relationship or situation isn’t serving your highest purpose.

Steven Wilson shares deep fake video for new song; premiered on Times Sq. billboard this morning

Directed by longtime visual collaborator Miles Skarin, the video uses deep fake technology (DeepFaceLab) so that Wilson’s face is warped into those of a series of iconic (and occasionally infamous) celebrities including (among others) Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Zuckerberg, Brad Pitt and David Bowie (to name a few). The effect is equal parts mesmerizing and disturbing, questioning the nature of identity in an age where everything is so easy to fake. The video premiered today on a digital billboard in Times Square (corner of Broadway and 7th and 43rd) at 7am EST and is now online everywhere.

Artist: Rebecca Downes – Track: Mama Weer All Crazee Now

Inspired by the feel of Lorde’s cover of Everybody Wants to Rule the World and the Michael Andrews ft Gary Jules version of Mad World, this Rebecca Downes/Steve Birkett interpretation of the popular Jim Lea/Noddy Holder authored Slade rock classic delivers a dark, moody anthem of our time that will resonate with many elements of the current national mood.

Skullcrusher Releases “Song For Nick Drake”

Helen Ballentine – who records as Skullcrusher – is quietly, but firmly, securing her position as one of the country’s most exciting young songwriters. Her June 2020 debut EP, a collection of four impressive and intriguing songs titled simply Skullcrusher EP, resulted in immediate international attention. Caught slightly off guard by the response to her very first offerings, but no doubt buoyed by the acclaim for the dark, dreamy and hypnotically enthralling songs, Los Angeles-based Ballentine spent the Fall back on the East Coast, in rural New York State, working on new material with her Skullcrusher collaborator Noah Weinman. October saw the release of two new tracks – “Farm” and a cover of Radiohead’s “Lift” – and today sees a brand new track, “Song For Nick Drake, out now on Secretly Canadian.

Stream/Share “Your Life Is A Story” by Sean Watson Graham

“Your Life Is A Story,” the first single from Sean’s forthcoming debut EP, was inspired by three major life changes. It’s a way of ending each chapter that he was struggling with, and a realization that no matter how hard things get, there is always a way to find yourself again.

SHARONE Spotlights Depression with Dark Horror, Whodunit Music Video for for “Screaming Into Oblivion”!

Nearing the release of her upcoming LP, Morbid Illusion, Dark Rock artist SHARONE has released a darkly cinematic official music video for the third single, “Screaming Into Oblivion.” Directed by Kyle Lamar and Justin Purvis at Digital Myle, with inematography and editing by Kyle Lamar and Spencer Macy, “Screaming Into Oblivion” features the enigmatic Denver based artist with bassist Zach Barrera.


Following his record-breaking win on NBC’s The Voice, Hoot has gone on to release several tracks including charitable song “Tennessee Strong,” which reached Top 10 in the iTunes Country Singles chart, Top 35 on the iTunes All-Genre Chart, and benefitted the survivors of the deadly Middle TN tornadoes. The team Kelly Clarkson champion also released debut single “Dangerous Thing,” special Father’s Day song, “The Best Job I Ever Had” and heartwarming love song, “Nadine.” Drawing inspiration from his childhood in the Dominican Republic, Hoot released a cover of “La Bamba” from his debut EP on November 6th, which landed in the Top 10 on the iTunes Latin charts.