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Lockdown NYC music from Kanine Records – Cole Koch

The story behind ‘Lockdown NYC’ is a dramatic but all too familiar one these days. After being booked to play The New Colossus Festival, New York in March 2020, Koch found himself at the heart of one of the pandemic’s most dramatic lockdowns. Eventually Koch and his friends came upon a young couple heading back to Toronto, and managed to smuggle them across the border under some blankets and suitcases. The song is a story of one of the strangest times in recent history.

Anthony Lazaro Drops New Single “Someone Like You”

Singer-songwriter Anthony Lazaro starts the year off strong with his new single, “Someone Like You,” a relaxed jazzy ballad. He takes us back to his roots with this gentle anthem a year after the release of his jazz-infused EP, Strangers In Disguise. “This song marks a homecoming to the sound of my vocal jazz songs,” said Lazaro. “Someone Like You” is available for download on digital music platforms worldwide.

Raf Rundell Shares New Track “Always Fly”

For those not familiar with the name, Terri Walker first broke through in the UK as a featured artist in a string of UKG tracks, including the Top Twenty hit “Sing-A-Long” (for Shanks & Bigfoot) before garnering a string of nominations for her debut album Untitled (Mercury Music Prize, four MOBO nods, all in 2003). She has subsequently released three more albums as well as has collaborated with numerous industry luminaries, from veteran soulman Omar to post-dubstep chieftain Donaeo.

SUNFIELDS Reveal New Single “Got Some (But It Ain’t Enough)” now

Acid-laced pop SUNFIELDS is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Jason Kent. Although the quartet was born in 2009, three quarters of its members have been playing music on and off together since they were teens. Their tunes carry a classy bombast of chamber rock, the intimacy of a singer songwriter, and the easy-breeziness of vintage pop with some psychedelic undertones thrown in.

Shulman Smith Releases “Mineral King” | Sequoia Parks Conservancy Partnership

Smith, who grew up in Denver, CO, spent much of his youth surrounded by the expansive natural landscapes of the Rocky Mountains – driving in and out of the many mountain passes, hiking to hidden mountain lakes, and embracing the viewpoints that sprinkle the front range – while his imagination transported him to the storied past of the Rocky Mountains and its inhabitants, sparking a lifetime of inspiration. As an adult whose life brought him further West from Colorado to California, Smith found parallel inspiration in the mountains along Highway 395 on the East side of the state: driving beside mountains that held such promise for new settlers – holding complex stories of plunder, preservation, and competing human interests. It was the culmination of a lifetime of mountain folklore that brought “Mineral King” into focus.

Band Of Silver, “Are We Are We Not” | Arena Worthy Power Pop Song Out Now

Band Of Silver are a Nashville-based trio made up of siblings Avery Silvernagel (vocals), Alex Silvernagel (guitar and vocals), and Evan Silvernagel (drums). Their music blurs the lines between vintage rock, 80’s new wave and modern pop. In December they released their EP Always, which was produced by Mike Green (Paramore, All Time Low). “Are We Are We Not” is the first of a string of new songs to be released by the group over the next few months.

Artist: 60 East – Hometown: Ontario, California – Producer: PROTEJ ON THE BEAT – Song Title: Mind On My Money

60 East just announced plans to feed the people with new music from his vault on the 6th of every month. The Cali native kicked off the campaign on Saturday (Feb. 6) with a new vibrant single titled “Mind On My Money,” and returns with the official Music Video. Over a bouncy boom-bap track by ProtejOnTheBeat, the rapper lets it be known that he is out to secure the proverbial bag by any means – Creative Hip Hop / Earmilk


“Super High”
“B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)”
“Aston Martin Music”
“I’m Not A Star”
“Tears of Joy”

At 2.5 Million Streams, Teen Alt Pop / EDM Prodigy MIKALYN Releases New Single, “I Love You Too Much”

At 2.5 Million streams, Canadian alt-pop and EDM prodigy Mikalyn Hay unfurls an infectiously grasping new single, “I Love You Too Much” — available now!

“It’s dreamy, it’s heartfelt, and it’s got a melody that floats along at a pace that reminds me of life in the small city I grew up in,” the Guelph, Ontario-based chanteuse offers of the track that’s a sonic sidestep from her EDM foothold. “The distorted drums and 808 bass from Chris give it an urban touch.”

LA-Based, Heavy Alt-Rock Project, Soundhoose Announce Anthemic and Blistering Song via Pancakes and Whiskey

“”Devil’s Angel” starts (and ends) most excellently with a simple drum, hand-claps, distorted guitar and low-end bass; then Brandon Smith, AKA Mr Bad Luck, unleashes his fiery and urgent verses on top of it and the result is a foot-tapping, anthemic-rocker that has us singing the chorus by the end of the track.” (Pancakes and Whiskey)

Brooklyn-based​, Post-Rock/Shoegaze/​Post-Metal Trio, SleapingDreaming Get Surreal on New Video/Single Premiered via V13.net

The band started as an informal side-project focused on experimentation with sound and texture. It initially constituted several members without specific instrument assignments or musical goals. Over time roles within the band became more defined as a two piece focused on a layered live experience with active integration of pre-recorded loops and electronic noise elements. In mid 2017 the band opted to bring on a third member to focus specifically on the low-end. From that point the band took on a more traditional feel, structuring music in the format of post-rock and post metal, with heavy influence from shoegaze. The band’s music is mostly instrumental and tends to be slow moving, defined by hypnotic evolutions, layering and density.

SleapingDreaming Get Surreal on Their New Single “Ring of Fireflies” [Premiere]

Nu Deco Ensemble announces streaming season closer ft. Tank and the Bangas

Having spent her childhood in many countries across the world, from Norway, Venezuela, Egypt, and France to finally resting in Sydney, Annalina found her deep love of music was the consistent factor in her ever-changing formative years. Initially cutting her teeth as a backing vocalist and vocal arranger, she then channeled her talent into her solo artistry, seeing the successful release of her debut single “It’s Seasonal” late last year.

Jakob Mind’s solo debut album “The One Who Got Away” Out April 16 Via Sweden’s Lövely Records

Jakob Mind’s debut album ‘The One Who Got Away’ will be released on April 16 via Sweden’s Lövely Records.

The guitarist/vocalist of Sweden’s Rotten Mind, Jakob Arvidsson has been a prominent part of the Swedish punk scene for years, starting his career with hardcore punk band Agent Attitude in 2010. The band toured frequently in Europe and did a US tour in 2013. Agent Attitude managed to release three full length albums as well as an EP before breaking up in 2015. Jakob quickly moved on to form Rotten Mind, which to date is his most wide-known project. Their debut album “I’m Alone Even With You” was released in 2015 and was followed by tours across mainland Europe, UK, USA, and Australia. Jakob has released a total of four albums with Rotten Mind.


Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group is set to re-open Las Vegas premier nightlife destination OMNIA at Caesars Palace along with its award-winning pool Wet Republic at MGM Grand on Friday, March 5, and Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA on Friday, March 12.

In adherence with State of Nevada restrictions for nightclubs and dayclubs, all three venues will pivot from their regular offerings. OMNIA will resume operations of the terrace area of the venue as a lounge, which provides sweeping views of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip in a unique outdoor socially distant environment. Wet Republic Ultra Pool and Liquid Pool Lounge will re-open as an extension of the resort pool to support customer demand during the summer season. Reservations are required for hotel and non-hotel guests and all visitors must be 21 and over. No General Admission is permitted under current local restrictions.

Local H ft. Juliana Hatfield Shares “Winter Western” Video Via SPIN, Read Exclusive Q+A

Today, Local H shares the video for “Winter Western” featuring Juliana Hatfield. SPIN premiered the video alongside an exclusive Q+A, reflecting on the group’s story and praising them as “a duo of guys who, somehow, continue to soldier on in the music biz.”


18 year old rising star Alfie Templeman has today shared his brand new single “Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody”, and has announced details of his new mini-album Forever Isn’t Long Enough – out on 7 May via Chess Club Records. The track premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on BBC Radio 1 – his fourth consecutive Hottest Record. Forever Isn’t Long Enough, which serves as Templeman’s final and most substantial body of work before recording starts on his debut album proper.

JPOLND releases follow-up to viral hit, “The End,” heard on ‘BRIDGERTON’

JPOLND – one of the many monikers of Jessica Vaughn – has released the new single, “Time is Running Out.” This is the follow-up to “The End,” the surprise hit which went viral following a feature in the popular Netflix series, Bridgerton.

Don’t miss the upcoming queer artist Fernweher

In his latest single Armor he talks about dealing with a hard break up, as it took him a while to get over the relationship with his ex-boyfriend. „Sometimes you try to get to know people that will never reveal themselves completely or will hide their fragility under some uncommon reactions. When you go through a tormented breakup and face your demons, you end up being stronger. It’s as if every disappointment over time builds an Armor around you.“ says Fernweher.