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Rising Star Vwillz New Single “She’s Gone” Has Every Indicator Of A Hit Record

“She’s Gone” is performing extraordinarily well, have garnered just under 140K streams in a week and 250K across all platforms. The single was also added to one of Spotify’s hottest new playlists, “Alone Again” which boasts an impressive 2.4 Million followers. “She’s Gone” has also been added to Apple Music’s “New In Pop” & “Pop Delights” playlists among side Adele, Ed Sheeran, Her, Shawn Mendes and many other superstars.

Maryland Maestro Uno Hype Leaves His Cape Behind in “Superman”

Uno Hype spent years dedicatedly improving his craft, developing a soulful hip-hop sound that sounds at once nostalgic and brand new. Reflecting on his come up and his hopes and aspirations, Uno shares “Superman,” his new video and single. Aided by Jerome Thomas, who lends his silky smooth vocals to the hook, Uno stresses the importance of following the beat of your own drum and not succumbing to the expectations of others. Produced by Bigg Kidd, “Superman” is lush, R&B-influenced ballad, populated by burbling electric keys and sweeping strings that impart a sense of grandeur on Uno’s journey towards acclaim and appreciation: “Keys open doors, couldn’t pick the locks/Bein’ over looked got you feelin’ hot/Your brother got the juice, got you feelin’ Pac/Hungry in your stomach you can feel the knots/Hope the world feel me, n****.”

RED MOON ARCHITECT Releases Brand New Live Performance Video for “Journey”

Melodic doom heavyweights RED MOON ARCHITECT have shared a brand new, haunting live performance video for the track “Journey”. As much as the band from Kouvola, Finland, would rather love to be on tour but since shows are currently put on hold for obvious reasons, RED MOON ARCHITECT are now inviting their fans on a trip into their very own world full of deep emotions and atmosphere.

THUNDER HORSE: rise up with new track “Chosen One”!

San Antonio heavy metal purveyors THUNDER HORSE premiere the political and doom-laden title track taken from their upcoming new album ‘Chosen One’, to be issued on March 12th on Ripple Music. Yield to the mighty and unstoppable heaviness of “Chosen One” via New Noise Magazine now!

“Thunder Horse know the power of the riff and they aren’t afraid to use it.” — Decibel Magazine

Track Premiere: Thunder Horse – ‘Chosen One’

Friendly Rich – New Album: ‘A Muffled Snore’

Twelve beautifully strange tales soar through cataclysmic, timeless atmospheres straight to you upon the release of our new album, A Muffled Snore.

Creepy seemed to come naturally for us in this collaboration.

The dadaist texts of {An} EeL paired with Friendly Rich’s brooding vocal delivery and the other-worldly sounds of David Sait to create a highly cinematic recording.

Melody Federer taps Absofacto to produce new song ‘I Hate Love’

“Melody sent me the demo and it was so rough around the edges and unfiltered and captured exactly what she’s going through… kinda like her personality exploded into the song. I just wanted to take that mess of emotions and put it on a pedestal without cleaning it up at all. We kept all that raw original stuff and built it up from there.” – Absofacto

John Orpheus Unleashes “FELA AWOKE (I WILL MISS YOU)” 

Born and raised in South-Central Trinidad, John Orpheus is a multi-cultural musical artist and published author. For the past year and a half, he has been writing his memoir called SAGA BOY which was released by Penguin Random House Canada on January 19, 2021. With the book scheduled to launch, John decided to return to music to release a companion album also entitled SAGA BOY. Both the book and the album are built on the same themes: searching for home, family, love and a fly coat to wear when you get there.

Artist: Ik – Track: As of Lately

I am Ikponmwosa child of the most high God am someone looking to bring others together to empower them to be great and inform them. It’s called as of lately. It sounds like love Afro rnb soul vibe. It was inspired by my infatuation for real love by the woman for you. It’s about being Intune with the opposite sex spiritually mentally physically. It’s worth a listen because I’m looking for ways to impact so why not help me make a difference simple.

POSTDATA Shares “Nobody Knows” Video Via Flood

POSTDATA, the solo music project of Wintersleep frontman/songwriter, Paul Murphy, is to return on March 5, 2021, with his third record, Twin Flames (out via Paper Bag Records). Murphy is today sharing the visual accompaniment for the recent single, “Nobody Knows.” FLOOD premiered the video, praising the “playful spirit” that matches the “warm, upbeat acoustic tones” of the track.

POSTDATA Present a Dystopian Future of Live Music in Their “Nobody Knows” Video

Synth-Popper GRUMPY KITTY BOY Confronts Reality in Striking New “Blue Eyes” Single

Award-nominated and internationally esteemed Toronto-based artist Juro Kim Feliz’s synth-pop alter ego Grumpy Kitty Boy personifies the plight of people who need to let go of the past, live in the present, and look after themselves further ahead in this, his new single, “Blue Eyes” — available now.

With a sentiment surrounding ‘but who am I? I’ll never know,” Grumpy Kitty Boy’s story surrounds feeling lost while singing about things that “don’t make sense,” Feliz explains. “He seems to suffer from amnesia while living in his ‘Unwanted’ adoption box, and sings about things like the night sky, zodiac signs, shattered TV screens, horizon lines…”

Sasha and the Valentines share video for lead-single “Witches” | Announce debut LP, So You Think You Found Love?

“Writing “Witches” started as a chord progression on my Acetone organ and I got hooked on the feel of it. I loved how spooky the organ felt compared to the clean bright tone of the guitar. Lyrically, I wrote the song about past relationships where I had the tendency to psychoanalyze my partners. I felt like a witch that could pull secrets and inner thoughts out of my lovers. It also points to a softer part of me that can always sense when someone is hurting and how I want to take away their problems. The video was inspired by similar themes, along with visual influences ranging from The Love Witch, to Marcel Marceau, to The Addams Family. Shooting on 8mm film gave it an energy of antiquity that fit alongside the slapstick-esque moments.”

The Hold Steady announce The Weekender 2021; new record out Feb 19

The Hold Steady announce plans for an unprecedented 2021 edition of The Weekender, the band’s annual multi-night live event for fans in the United Kingdom and European Union. Traditionally held at the legendary Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, this year will see The Weekender livestreaming directly from Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl for two concerts on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 at 8pm (20:00) GMT / 3pm EST (US). Tickets are on sale now via FANS.LIVE, including single-show tickets (£15.00/$20.00) and two-night packages (£27.50/$35.00). In addition, fans purchasing show tickets will be able to buy additional tickets for an exclusive Soundcheck event, set for Saturday, March 6 and priced at £20.00/$25.00.

The Hold Steady Announce The Weekender 2021

New Anthemic Single Give An Inch Take A Mile From Upcoming Artist Derek Crider

claire rousay Announces New LP ‘a softer focus

Experimental musician claire rousay and visual artist Dani Toral have been in each others’ orbit since young adulthood in San Antonio, but it took a decade for them to find A Softer Focus. Before Rousay had put her compositional gray matter to task for the album’s music, she knew she wanted to work with Toral- being familiar with her past work centering her Mexican heritage. Toral’s vibrant color palette and reinterpretations of comfort in oneself and the natural, vegetative world connected easily with her explorations in communication and intimacy. Historically, Rousay primarily operated in non-melodic experimental music, sculpting compositions from obsessive field recordings, inserting voice-to-text, percussion played via text message sounds, conversations, and daily life. By contrast, the six-song collection and collaborative project a softer focus is lush and almost entirely melodic, even veering into pop at a couple points.

NEWS: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band finds redemption in darkest hour with new album ‘Dance Songs for Hard Times,’ out April 9 via Thirty Tigers.

The new album from Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band was written by candlelight and then recorded using the best technology available . . . in the 1950s.

But listeners won’t find another album as relevant, electrifying and timely as Dance Songs for Hard Times.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band Premieres Uplifting “Ways and Means”

Theatrical Power Pop Band Douglas Von Irvin’s Carnival Announces Spooky New Single, “Ultra Man” — Available Now

Douglas Von Irvin’s Carnival, or DVIC, is an up-and-coming songwriting collective dedicated to generating feelings and emotion with not only their music, but films too. The project was formed by the mysterious lead singer, Von Irvin and the band’s “spiritual advisor,” Dr. Prycenstein (Dave Pryce).

Moraine Music Group’s Tia Sillers and Shannon Labrie’s Song Featured in Ferrero Rocher® Chocolates Nationwide TV Campaign, “Golden Transformation”

Tia Sillers commented about the opportunity, saying, “One of the greatest joys of being a songwriter is you never know where a song will go. ‘One In A Billion’ was Shannon and I’s first collaboration. To think it started its journey in a humble writer’s room in Nashville and wound its way into a Ferrero Rocher Valentine’s campaign promoting chocolate & romance… Somehow it all makes perfect sense, but I sure never imagined it.”

Artist: Teddy LaMaster – Track: This Song

Teddy LaMaster is a Nashville recording artist and country singer songwriter based out of Southern IL. Writing from the heart and shooting from the hip, Teddy’s original songs will touch your soul and live shows have been described by fans as a “Country Boy Big Time.”

New Witherfall Video

2 SHADOWS Releases New Single and Official Music Video, “SCREAMWORKS”, Via ROCK SHOP RECORDS!

Canada based Hard Rock / Metal band 2 SHADOWS has released a New Single, “Screamworks”, Produced by singer/songwriter/The Veer Union Frontman, CRISPIN EARL, accompanied by an Epic New Official Video, via Rock Shop Records.

Rising Texas Rapper Big Jade Shares a Thunderous New Freestyle

Blessed with a gift for rapidfire rhymes, Texas rapper Big Jade is ready to put her small hometown of Beaumont on the map. Armed with a message for her haters, Jade shares “Before The Deal,” a new freestyle video. Clocking in at just under a minute, “Before The Deal” is a breathless sprint, as Jade shows off her fast-talking flexes and blunt-force bars: “I know that you hot/F*ck what you talkin’ about/You envy that I made it out.” Shot by HalfpintFilmz, the video finds Jade making a literal ascent to accompany her metaphorical rise to the top, as she stunts in her hotel in white stunna shades. “Before The Deal” is Jade’s latest effort since her recent single “Respectfully,” a brash banger featuring “Then Leave” duo Queendome Come and BeatKing (who also produced the track).