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Joce Reyome – Cross My Heart is officially live!

It was a fantastic experience working with Erin Costelo and Colin Buchanan (Paper Lions) on this song. In my day-to-day life I am very easy-going, almost to a fault. When it came time to say “yes” or “no” or “I don’t like that” during recording, I struggled a bit. But I learned very quickly that only I know what I want it to sound like, and nobody is going to know if I don’t tell them!

TIMO ELLIS: BrooklynVegan Premieres Video For Title Track To Death Is Everywhere; Solo EP From Netherlands Frontman To See Release Next Week

Death Is Everywhere sees TIMO ELLIS handling all songwriting and instrumentation including drums, bass, guitars, vocals, and keyboards. Over four dense and intense tracks, elements of a wide array of genres, styles, and instrumentation are seamlessly mutated into a white-knuckled ride that stampedes straight through the confines of any sort of genre boundaries. Buoyant, rampant, and incessantly imaginative, the tracks bob and weave across a range of tempos and textures and keep the listener curiously hooked. Highly recommended for fans of the Melvins, Curtis Mayfield, Queens Of The Stone Age, Nomeansno, and The Beach Boys.

Lesibu Grand Shares New Electronica / Hyperpop Remix Of ‘Hot Glue Gun”

“With the remix, we felt the 80s new wave/punk sound would translate well into the electronica/hyperpop style, which we also really dig,” says bassist and song co-writer, John Renaud. “It also gave us an opportunity to put the chorus first, stretch it out, and really let Tyler-Simone’s lead vocal soar.”


MUNI LONG returns today with a steamy new single, certain to be the rising stars next hit – “Thot Thoughts” – a sexy mid-tempo cut featuring Sukihana, one of music’s most sought after new rap artists. The new single and video find MUNI LONG and Sukihana in an ulterior world where their inhibitions are non-existent and they embrace the promiscuous “thot thoughts” that hypothetically consume their minds. “Thot” is defined in the Oxford dictionary as: a woman who has many casual sexual encounters or relationships.

Monolink Releases 3rd Single ‘The Prey’ From Forthcoming LP

Riding a remarkable wave of success off the back of his two huge singles from 2020 (‘Sinner’ and ‘Otherside’) Monolink now looks to emulate this endeavor into 2021, with the release of his next mesmerizing offering, ‘The Prey’. Out today on Embassy One, Ultra Records and Sweat It Out, ‘The Prey’ is the third stunning single to be taken from the celebrated German producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist upcoming sophomore studio album, and one which sees him explore an increasingly despondent and melancholic timbre to its two predecessors.

Maggie Szabo Shares Stunning Video for “Choose Me”

Canadian rooted Pop icon Maggie Szabo has just released her latest single last week, “Choose Me”. Filled to the brim with harmonious and Pop-tastic vocals, layered instrumentation and waves of synths, Szabo shows no sign of slowing down.

Still Woozy’s “Rocky” Offers Escape from Reality

Like a lot of Still Woozy’s best songs, melancholy and anxiety lurk around the corners of “Rocky.” But he doesn’t dwell on the darkness—he offers a solution. “I just…I just dream,” he sings in the song’s stuttered refrain, pitching a nighttime reverie as a way of floating above the mundane problems of life. Buoyed by a featherlight synth line and the golden haze of Gamsky’s voice, it’s a tempting proposition. Who couldn’t use a break from a tumultuous world?


Oh No, Not Again! kicks off with Alexander’s Gold-certified hit “IDK You Yet,” a tender acoustic ballad that aches for a love that’s yet to exist. “How can you miss someone you’ve never met?” he softly coos over a gently picked guitar. The song is a fitting opener to the EP, which mirrors the ups and downs of a relationship. “I found myself in this cycle of relationships where I made the same mistakes over and over again,” he explains. “The project is one full cycle.”

Marc Scibilia Releases New Single from “Seed of Joy” Deluxe Reissue – Out April 9th

Since its release last year, Marc Scibilia’s album Seed of Joy has been streamed more than 130 million times across digital platforms, garnered 700,000+ monthly listeners on Spotify, and physical copies of the album sold out on the day they were announced. Needless to say, Scibilia’s rabid fans—new and old—seemingly can’t get enough of his ability to observe profound moments in his personal life and craft them into universal anthems and ballads for others to love or grieve with. With Seed of Joy, Scibilia’s calling card is the purity found in simultaneously caring for his father during a hard-fought bout with brain cancer and watching life bloom in his young family.


BreakOut Music Recording Artist GIGI Vega teams with EMPIRE recording artist, TEC and legendary bounce music royalty, Big Freedia (Drake “In My Feelings”), in two new remixes for her Top 40 single “Watchu Tryna Do?” The Big Freedia collaboration is a catchy diddy, dance-forward alliance of pop and bounce dance, produced by New Orleans hit maker BlaqNmilD (Drake, Beyonce). It is a big day for GiGi, as she also releases her music video for the original single, with a feature performance by TEC.

Mental health, love, loss, and longing in new single from Sweetlove

“‘Did You Even Know’ is about wishing that someone could see in themselves what you see in them. It’s about being blindsided by something ending that you thought would last forever, and what you wouldn’t give to go back and have even just a little more time. It’s about the beautiful moments that make up how you love someone, and how much you miss them when it’s over. And it’s about how sometimes when we are in the dark, we can’t see the light even though it’s there,” Sweetlove explains. “We need to do better. We need to find better ways to feel connected, to lift each other up. We need to make mental health care something that isn’t luxury, or a stigma for those who need it most.”

JOSHUA RADIN Announces New Album ‘The Ghost and the Wall’ Out July 23rd; Plus    

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Joshua Radin announces his ninth full-length album, The Ghost and the Wall, out July 23rd via Nettwerk. Produced by Jonathan Wilson [Father John Misty, Conor Oberst, Dawes], The Ghost and the Wall sees the troubadour continue a cycle of catharsis meant to be shared among any and all receptive hearts. “I see where I need to heal, and I write songs about that,” Joshua admits.

Chloe Tang shares new single from forthcoming EP

Rising pop songstress Chloe Tang has released another explosive song from her eagerly awaited E-PITY-ME EP. “Walk You Out“ is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.

“This song is really special to me because it touches upon the emotions you feel after a breakup,” says Tang. “I believe that regardless of whether you are ‘over’ or ‘not over’ someone, there are always parts of you that will miss them and hold onto things that remind you of them. For me, I was never able to delete all the voicemails from my phone because it really felt like it was the one thing I couldn’t let go of, no matter how ‘over it’ I became.”

Hulvey Drops Highly-Anticipated New Single “Reasons” Feat. Lecrae & SVRCINA

The song communicates the authentic fears the Brunswick native felt about losing his grandfather, life after death and thoughts of eternity. The chorus, performed by SVRCINA, reminds listeners there are many reasons for people to keep on moving forward and to not give up. Lecrae jumps in on a verse communicating about the trials life throws at us from death, loss and trauma but we can find hope in Christ to push through. See full lyrics below.

Kovic releases poignant new single ‘Wake Up Tomorrow’

Kovic has released his brand new single ‘Wake Up Tomorrow’. The huge electronic-laced pop ballad carries an important message reflecting the damaging ramifications of the pandemic and has been written in dedication to key workers.

The heavy weight on mental health over the past year has been experienced first hand by the singer, who has been supporting his junior doctor partner during these times.

Hearty Har (Tyler Fogerty, Shane Fogerty) share debut album

The album arrives on a wave of praise from all corners of the media world — Relix notes that “The brothers pull from a wide swath of influences on this project, from spaghetti westerns (“Fare Thee Well”) to Tom Petty (“Don’t Go Looking for Me”) to the idea that you need to find beauty as the tide changes (“Waves of Ecstasy”), proving their description as ‘part perfectionists and part mad scientists.’” American Songwriter praised the Fogertys, saying “It is decidedly different than CCR and unique to itself in many of the best ways.” Tower Records acknowledges that “the brothers, who are the sons of CCR’s John Fogerty, have spent a number of years learning the craft of Producing and mixing in order to create their chosen soundscapes as authentically as possible.”

New Video! Kim Tibbs “SOUL!”

What some may call “luck,” others call DESTINY.​ Since birth, Kim Tibbs has been honing her craft…Crediting her late father, Pastor Robert L. Tibbs for her musical ability, Kim has over thirty years of musical experience as an accomplished Arranger, B-3 Organist, Keyboardist, Lyricist, Pianist, Producer, and Songwriter. Kimberly is currently an Endorsed Hammond Artist with Hammond Organ Company USA, a Roland Artist with Roland Corporation US, a Peavey Artist with Peavey Amplifiers USA, and a Slick Audio Recording Artist; as well as a Staff Writer for the Songs of Love Foundation; Kimberly is also a Council Member of the Board of Advisers in the College of Arts located at J.C. Calhoun Community College.

Jake Miller Drops “ADDERALL” Song & Video

On the release of his new song, Miller adds, “ADDERALL is about that one person who takes all the stress away when you’re grinding 24/7 and feeling overworked. I love how trippy and dreamy the track feels. It really sets the tone for the new wave of music I’ll be releasing in 2021!”


‘POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’ was #1 on Apple Music’s Top Rock Albums upon initial release and recently topped the charts in the UK with the roll out of physical product. With this project, Bring Me made history claiming 7 of the top 10 spots on Billboard’s ‘Hot Hard Rock Songs’ chart. The EP and multiple tracks from the project also received various ‘Year End’ accolades, and “Teardrops” is currently approaching Top 10 at Active Rock Radio.

NEW MUSIC RELEASE: Blume Hinges “Taxi Cabs” (Single) – [Indie Rock, Dream Pop] – Out Today, 2/19

Canadian (Saskatoon) based Aaron Egeland writes original, hook-driven, melodic material that draws heavily from: alt rock, noise rock, and grunge with experimental leanings influenced by an eclectic array of rock and pop artists. Back in 2016, Egeland began a long-distance collaboration with Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist Scott Simon Haus along with drummer Rodney Veinot to flesh out and fully realize the material he had written – under the moniker Blume Hinges. The end result was Egeland’s 2017 full-length debut, We Float

LISTEN: Colyn Reutrns to RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue with ‘Bridges In The Sky’

Melodic savant Colyn has been tapped once again by RÜFÜS DU SOL to forge his next introspective body of work for their now globally renowned Rose Avenue. The resulting ‘Bridges In The Sky’—a polished, double-sided composition—arrives today, serving as an idyllic opener to 2021 for the Dutch producer.

For Skope: Timmo Hendriks’ debut 3-track EP on Nicky Romero’s Protocol relives memories of festivals

Timmo Hendriks’ newest release – “Follow You” EP, out on Protocol Recordings. The debut EP contains 3 tracks (2 new and previously released “Memories”) revolving around melodic progressive house, which relives memories of epic shows at festivals’ main stages.

ICYMI: Ink4Ivy (Ger) “Not Another Demotape” @ Pop-Rock-Punk

What do a physician, a police officer, an engineer, and a music student have in common? At first glance, little to nothing. But if we are digging deeper, we can see the glue that sticks these four people together: Pop-Rock-Punk!

Anna Akana Shares “I Feel Nothing” Video Via Daily Beast

Today, Anna Akana shares her long-awaited EP No Longer Yours, out now on all DSPs. Flood premiered the EP, praising it as a “lush, upbeat instrumentation” and reflecting on how she “hones in on a failed relationship and [comes] out of that experience in one piece.” In addition to the EP, Akana has also shared the official music video for “I Feel Nothing” alongside a personal essay via the Daily Beast.

On her debut album, 2019’s Casualty, Anna Akana took an unapologetic and uncompromising look at all the battles she’s faced throughout her life, examined through the rawness and heartbreak of a toxic relationship that was still fresh on her mind. Fast forward a year – one marked by the clarity of sobriety – and she returns with her anticipated follow-up, No Longer Yours.

DAZE OF JUNE present their final single ‘Hiroshima’

“On this LP we tried taking the songs to a darker place compared to our first album. The lyrics touch upon subjects such as suicide, mental illness and a variety of darker themes and therefore the songs are faster and heavier, which seemed more fitting for those themes. All the songs are related to all of us in some way, shape or form, so this album is a lot more personal compared to our debut”, guitarist Sylvester Jensen explains.

LA’s Jacob The Horse Release Final Single “!2 Miles”

Jacob The Horse is a 4 piece DIY-tinged pop-punk band from Los Angeles looking to make a comeback with their second album College Party Mixtape, vol.1. The band looks to relive some nostalgia of college days and the struggles of adulthood not being all it’s cracked up to be in their latest tracks. “12 Miles” (out today) is the newest single from Jacob the Horse, the third and final single before the album’s release on March 19th.

Modern Metal Act FLYING CUPID Releases New Animated Short for “Into the Light” Single

“The animation process revolves basically around the main character walking through a vast desert to find a lost ruined temple,” explains FLYING CUPID’s Abhiruk Patowary. “The character enters the temple and explores to find it’s filled with spirit entities. He is consumed by the temple and its spirit entities. The character is swallowed and transporting him to some kind of afterlife. He is then faced with struggle to find his way out, which is a metaphor about fighting his personal demons and finding his way ‘back to the light’ to return to this plane of reality. It closes with the character victorious, having completed his journey and ending with him looking up to a beautiful sunlit sky surrounded by an oasis.”

Video Premiere: Flying Cupid – “Into The Light”


Leading up to the release of “evil twin”, the previously released tracks have already generated a lot of press excitement and acclaim with Paper Magazine premiering the video for “intimate moments”, Earmilk stating “pink party” is a “Hyper-Bedroom-Pop banger…” and “love, or the lack thereof” was called “excellent” by Billboard and The Interns declared it “A bounding, boisterous song about yearning with a chorus that bursts with heart”.

Sivion x DertBeats release “Butterfly Sessions: Beats by Dert”

Sivion and DertBeats joined forces to release Butterfly Sessions in 2010 via Illect Recordings. Now 10 years later, the project is pressed to vinyl for the first time.

With a delicate touch of jazz and a sweet note of soul, the project brings out the best from the duo. Sivion offers his familiar introspective and soulful lyricism and Dert’s production keeps the head steady noddin’.

ocien Shares Debut Innovative Tech House Single “Funeral Home” – Out Now on Popgang Records

About “Funeral Home”:
ocien’s debut single “Funeral Home,” out now on indie electronic emblem Popgang Records is daringly original, tasteful, and quirky for all the right reasons. ocien sheds light on an often heavy topic, especially given the pandemic this past year. The intriguing vocal sample is perfectly complimented by the new school tech house beat, thumping bass line, and shimmery synth work. “Funeral Home” brings a fresh type of sound and energy that is unique and different.