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Colin Miller (Asheville) shares “Cut the Field” single & video

“New single ‘Cut the Field’ is indicative of this ambiguity while also highlighting the heart to these songs, little ripples of beauty that reach out from the fog. Here, there are swirls of noise that weave in and out of the pronounced drums, and Miller’s voice also appears and reclines, supplementing the punchiness of the track as it grows into a far fuller second half which sits somewhere between the three records that Miller cites in the EP’s foreword: Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, Guided by Voices’ Alien Lanes, and My Morning Jacket’s The Tennessee Fire.”

Colin Miller – “Cut the Field”

“Cognitive Dissonance” new Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius video

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ new music video “Cognitive Dissonance” features a clay-mation story interspersed with performances from band members and special guest vocalist Randy McStine. The claymation work is courtesy of Patrick Carmichael, who plays drums in the NYC jazz band Flea Circus, and occasional sub for Stratospheerius.

Kyle McKearney Unveils Debut Single “Devil Water”

Kyle McKearney is an artist & songwriter with a modern-vintage, Americana sound. After high school, Kyle moved to Nashville, TN, where he was immersed in classic Country and Rockabilly songwriting. He eventually made his way back to Canada and settled in Calgary, AB.

Country Singer-Songwriter and Tik Tok Sensation Jonah Prill Releases Latest Single, “You Remind Me”

Country singer/songwriter Jonah Prill blames it on the whiskey with the release of his latest single, “You Remind Me.” Written with Ryan Hayes and Justin Olmstead, this single two steps onto the scene with traction and cross-genre appeal. Shining a light on the one that got away, “You Remind Me” tells the classic story of a time where a spark and a youthful heart were not enough to stall a love on the run and keep the fire lit. From Montana mornings to Nashville nights, “You Remind Me” drives listeners down an all too familiar road of reliving a former love through everyday experiences. Prill’s baritone voice blends into pop-driven melodies with small hints of traditional country present in the slide guitar and the banjo.

Sister Hazel Releases New Single and Video “When Love Takes Hold”

Today, platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, released their emotionally-charged new single and video, “When Love Takes Hold.” Originally co-written in 2015 by Jeffrey East, Jett Beres, and Ryan Newell “When Love Takes Hold” has become an anthem of connection, peace, and healing from the pain so many have felt in the past year. Recorded at East End Studio in Nashville, TN by Ben Jackson and at Pulp Studio in Gainesville, FL by Michael Tubbs the single is the band’s first ever “distanced” recorded song.

Abigail Dowd To Release Third Album, ‘Beautiful Day,’ on April 23

In 2018, singer-songwriter-guitarist Abigail Dowd found a new set of intentions while on the banks of the St. Vrain Creek outside of Boulder, Colo.: be fearless, listen to her inner voice at all costs, and learn to go with the flow. Little did she know how literal the flow would be. It came in the form of both water and songs as she and her husband navigated their home flooding six times in 13 months. The first song released from Beautiful Day, out April 23, is “One Moment at a Time,” out now.

Abigail Dowd is Focusing on “One Moment at a Time” in Persuasive Single

New Orleans pop-art/electronic duo People Museum announce new EP

People Museum is a pop-art, electronic band started by Jeremy Phipps and Claire Givens in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, LA in 2016. Inspired by afro-beat, hip-hop, choral, and marching band music, People Museum has formed a sound that could only come from the eclectic corners of Louisiana. Created with the intention of bringing nature to the future, People Museum combines the brass-filled past with the synthesizer heavy, progressive underground of New Orleans.

Video: Fru – So Crazy (prod by Jrobonthetrack)

Houston native and DC-area local artist and rapper Fru (Fellow Rebellious Underdog) is about to release his eighth, that’s right I said eighth, full length studio album entitled “Nineteen Eighty”; celebrating his 40 years on this earth. From that album, his single “So Crazy” is out now!

Mo Kenney – Covers + Strange Powers

I recorded this stripped down on a classical guitar in front of one mic, so you can really hear Stephen Merritt’s songwriting. “When we kiss it feels like a flying saucer landing” is one of the best lyrics.

FEED THEM DEATH: acclaimed avantgarde extreme metal project premieres new track “Minima Moralia”

Acclaimed avantgarde extreme metal project FEED THEM DEATH conspires with Brucia Records to release “Negative”, the project’s third full-length album, on May 7th 2021.

TRACK PREMIERE: Feed Them Death – Minima Moralia

Thirdface shares wild new single “Buck” ahead of album release this Friday

Nashville hardcore group Thirdface shared their new single “Buck” just ahead of the release of their debut full-length via a premiere with The Hard Noise. The album Do It With A Smile, out March 5th via Exploding In Sound Records, is a caustic and innovative approach to hardcore from the quartet made up of members from Yautja, Sallow, Donors, and the DIY collective Drkmttr. Clocking in at just 36 seconds, the explosive track is a burst of maniacal energy but the band remains tightly in the pocket on one of the most ferocious tracks on the record.

Oceanhoarse Premieres Brand New Song and Signs Worldwide Record Deal with Noble Demon!

Oceanhoarse, the four-piece heavy metal outfit from Helsinki, Finland, has been operating for a couple of years with a relentless self-made attitude releasing a bunch of singles, an EP Voluntary Bends in 2019 and a live album The Damage is Done – LIVE! in 2020. The year 2021 sees the band moving up a gear with the German label Noble Demon. The brand new single “One with the Gun” displays the band’s love for vocal harmonies and crushing riffs accompanied with a strong message.

Woodlock Shares Debut Album ‘The Future Of An End’ (Out Now)    

The album – a dynamic mix of organic, acoustic elements and electronic flourishes – is the most frank of Woodlock’s career. While not following a chronological timeline, much of what follows The Future Of An End is Zech dealing with the emotional fallout from his breakdown. The album starts with one of its bleakest yet most captivating moments in “The Watchmaker,” a solemn, brooding song written about one of Zech’s lowest moments. Speaking with Glide Magazine, Zech says, “it’s a strange thing to write about your attempt on your life. It’s another matter entirely to release it to the world; it’s like having your confessional booth on a podcast. In a sense, it’s scary, but in another, I think it’s honesty that is needed. We’ve become too ok with pretending life is perfect when it isn’t. It took me being brutally honest with myself to begin the process of coming out of it.”

Artist: Kip Macklejar – Track: The Coal Miner’s Daughter

Currently, Kip Macklejar is working on the release of the upcoming EP, The Coal Miner’s Daughter, which will be released as a three-part song and feature accompanying animated music videos that bring the story within the songs to life. Kip Macklejar hopes that the EP will help him show off his lyrical storytelling abilities, while also helping him to further develop and mature his rock/blues sound. In the meantime, Kip Macklejar is excited to meet new fans and to continue spreading good vibes with his unique music!

BEL AIR WITCH Releases New Noise Debut Single “World”

Newcomer BEL AIR WITCH arrives on New Noise with the standout debut single “World,” an exciting mix of drilling hardcore and futuristic pop.

BEL AIR WITCH is the latest project from Jon Persitz of former EDM duo A Boy & A Girl. During his time with A Boy & A Girl, the group released music on Big Beat / Atlantic, Diplo’s Mad Decent, Deorro’s Panda Funk and several other record labels. Their powerful take on bass music earned them performances at Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival.

Watch Doohickey Cubicle’s new “Milano Sport” video via Week in Pop; debut LP out 3/12

Today Doohickey Cubicle are sharing their “Milano Sport” video from their upcoming debut LP, Don’t Fix Anything ;). Week in Pop has the premiere for the bizarre miniature swimming pool soirée featuring some eccentric clay characters. Don’t Fix Anything ;) will be self-released on March 12, 2021. In case you’ve missed the previous singles, check out “Sign Here” & “Thinking.”

Artist: CHYLD – Track: ur a puzzle

Both of these artists are on the rise, CHYLD leaning a bit more into the Electronic lane and Ronnie Lott into Hip-Hop. I was previously unfamiliar with Ronnie Lott’s work, but I have been a frequent listener of CHYLD’s for a bit, so I expected to hear more melancholy, contemplative lyrics. However, I was pleasantly surprised to hear them sing about the fun and upbeat topic of meeting a new crush. This Hip-Hop jam has buzzy synths, a groove fit for dancing, and flirty lyrics perfect for the summer time.

Michael Zapruder’s “Chinese Cruiser” video premiere

“When I was 19 I lived in Nepal for a year. I was trying to unmake my suburban childhood,” Zaprurder says of the track. “Like most endeavors, it sort of worked and sort of didn’t. We rode around on the heavy Chinese bikes, I think they were called Flying Pigeons, that give the song its name.”

Cooper Phillip – Entitled “Not Perfect”

Russian born, Los Angeles based pop soul artist Cooper Phillip succeeds in capturing the undivided attention of listeners across the globe. With her intense drive, soaring vocals and passionate songwriting, Phillip is elevating herself to the top of her genre.

How Limp Bizkit Started The Juliana Theory

What if we told you there’s a through-line that connects Limp Bizkit, Zao, and The Juliana Theory? It’s the truth, and If You Told Us That Was Killing You We Couldn’t Even Stop.

As The Juliana Theory gears up to release their first new LP in 15 years, they’re looking back on some of the band’s most pivotal moments in animated form. With the help of animator Chris Fafalios, check out the unlikely reason we can thank Limp Bizkit for the existence of The Juliana Theory after an ill-fated van-ride with vocalist Brett Detar’s bandmates in ZAO.

Multi-JUNO Winning Platinum-Selling Producer + Songwriter CHRIS BIRKETT Releases “Precious Love”

Written with his muse in mind — his wife, documentary filmmaker Joan Prowse — the newly released song floats forward this month ahead of his forthcoming albums, Songs from the Kauai Hotel Room, and a collection of fun-loving songs with his new collective, The Happy Campers.

John Dwyer (Osees), Ted Byrnes, Greg Coates, Tom Dolas, Brad Caulkins Share “No Flutter/Goose,” ‘Endless Garbage’ LP Out March 19 On Castle Face

Today, John Dwyer, Ted Byrnes, Greg Coates, Tom Dolas, and Brad Caulkins share “No Flutter/Goose.” Endless Garbage LP out March 19th on Castle Face Records.


Today, LA-based rocker Kate Clover shares “Channel Zero TV,” a 20-minute romp in camp, featuring music, mystery, magic, and more. KEXP premiered the video alongside an interview with Clover. Clover’s upcoming debut EP Channel Zero is out later this year, featuring Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles).

Grimmreaper Covers Babymetal’s “Road of Resistance” With Own English Lyrics; New Album Out March 30

The fourth and final single leading up to the full release of Grimmreaper’s debut album “The Tragedy of Being” is upon us, and today he shares his cover version of Babymetal’s “Road of Resistance”, which features Dragonforce guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman on the original recording.

Track Premiere: Grimmreaper – ‘Road of Resistance’

New book exploring the world of Bob Dylan as he turns 80-years-old

The book chronicles Dylan’s lifetime of creative invention that has left a mark all over the world.

Renowned rock and pop critics and music scholars address themes such as the Blues, Religious Faith, Civil Rights, Gender, Race, and American and World Literature.

#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! VPP Presents: YunginReckless – Sit Down feat. Pastor Troy [Prod by Shawty Redd]

Moncton-Based Hip Hop Artist MICHAEL J. FOXX & Vocalist SYDNEY SEXTON Reveal “Duality” Collaboration

Hot off the release of a handful of hot singles together in 2020, New York City-born, Moncton-based hip-hop artist Michael J. Foxx and Canadian singer/songwriter Sydney Sexton have released their first-ever full-length album together: Duality is available now!