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TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA celebrate ‘remote era’ internet culture with mind-blowing Hakushi Hasegawa collaboration

The album includes ‘Ribbon feat. Moral Distraída’, a globally minded collaboration with Chilean band Moral Distraída, whom the members of TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA met by chance when they performed at Lollapalooza Chile in 2019. The song is a new version of ‘Ribbon feat. Kazutoshi Sakurai’, which the Tokyo band had previously released in 2019 to commemorate their 30th anniversary; Moral Distraída reinterpreted an instrumental version of the song and added new lyrics sung in Spanish.

Lauryn Macfarlane – ‘Nowhere Town’

Observing how almost everyone seems to go to the same schools to get the same jobs to afford the same houses, go to the same bars every weekend, and attend the same church each Sunday morning.

My new song, “Nowhere Town,” was written about my experience growing up in a smaller city as an artist with bigger dreams than my city could support.

King Park Share New Single “This Is the End”

The band’s new single, “This Is the End,” sets up camp in that familiar moment after life has fallen apart and before a way forward seems possible. The track is a preview of King Park’s upcoming LP, Everett, and offers a big, echoing sound with chiming guitars and broken-up baritone vocals.

Belau feat. Sophie Lindinger – Breath (Ohxalá Remix)

Belau is one of the most promising electronica newcomers around the European music scene. In three years, they had almost 200 live performances in 23 countries. The debut LP, “The Odyssey” won the Hungarian Grammy in best electronic music album category. After their long-awaited sophomore album, titled Colourwave, they release a tropical vibe remix with Portugal duo, Ohxalá.

NEWS: Cole Quest & City Pickers (fronted by Woody Guthrie’s grandson) readies debut EP, ‘Self [En]titled,’ due out April 16 on Omnivore Recordings

Cole Quest and the City Pickers are a group of New York City musicians connected by friendship and a love of bluegrass. Quest, grandson of the folk icon Woody Guthrie, has brought together a collection of eclectic pickers who have gained recognition on the local scene. Performing both Quest’s original tunes as well as traditional favorites, the City Pickers bring their special brand of high-spirited talent to the stage, with up-beat, knee-slapping energy and a high-lonesome sound that’ll leave you wanting more.

Acid Blood – ‘Wartimes’ video

Acid Blood has a brand-new video out for the song “Wartimes”. The track was taken from the debut album “Acid Blood” and it is the 7th video released from the album. Like all the previous videos, it was directed by Nicklas Viberg.

Faith Schueler – March on girl for international women’s day

With today being International Women’s Day, 19-year old Faith Schueler would like to dedicate her song “March On Girl” to all of the amazing women in this world.

Faith Schueler released her music video for her female empowerment anthem and it features women from across the United States that have been battling cancer, were victims of domestic violence, lost a child or loved one, going through a horrible divorce, lost a job or perhaps just needed a pick me up during these crazy times we are living in.

I would like to ask you to take three minutes out of your day to watch this uplifting and inspiring video and hopefully it brightens your day and provides you with a smile and reason for hope!

Grammy Nominee Hiss Golden Messenger Announces New Album QUIETLY BLOWING IT (Out June 25th) and Releases New Track & Video

2021 Grammy® nominee Hiss Golden Messenger will release the highly anticipated new album Quietly Blowing It (Merge Records) on June 25th. Written, arranged, and produced by bandleader/songwriter M.C. Taylor, Quietly Blowing It is the follow-up to 2019’s critically acclaimed release Terms of Surrender, which has been nominated for a 2021 Grammy® Award for Best Americana Album. Released in January, the soulful first single “Sanctuary” has spent the last three weeks at #1 on the Americana Radio Singles Chart.

60K+ Streams + 20K+ Monthly Listeners: Indie Artist Elise Go’s Breakout Single

It’s been a STELLAR February for independent singer/songwriter Elise Go. Her latest single Undefined (Don’t Call Me) is breaking personal records for the artist. With 30K+ plus streams on Spotify and almost 40K views on YouTube, it’s the artist’s best performing single thus far! The singer is in “Good Company” too, growing her monthly Spotify listeners to over 23K!

While the song is gaining traction with fans, the heartbreak anthem is also resonating with music writers as well. Check out some of the coverage for Undefined below:


The performance footage in this video is from February 7th, 2021 – when Miley performed at the first COVID-19 compliant live music show of its size in the US since the start of the pandemic nearly a year ago. The audience was comprised of fully vaccinated healthcare workers, the people who have so bravely and tirelessly fought on the frontlines against COVID-19. You will find a special note from Miley at the 3:17 minute mark about the experience and please see a screengrab below as well.


Major Lazer drop their highly anticipated Spanish-language track “Diplomàtico,”featuring Latin music’s hottest rising superstar, Guaynaa today across all digital streaming and retail platforms. The track is accompanied with the music video, directed by Sam Sulam and filmed in Miami, FL- watch here. In addition, the track will be featured on Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded), out March 26. The deluxe edition of the group’s latest album will feature four new tracks.

#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Presents: Kissie Lee – “Sheesh” feat. Lightskin Keisha Prod. by Mr. Hanky

Arichussettes Drops A Gangsta Groove With New Video “Salute You” FT. Rockness Monsta

Arichussettes is a Massachusetts based rapper born and raised in Mesa, Arizona who combined the states to create his stage name. From Mexican-descent, he’s been able to establish a particular style with a mix of west coast roots and east coast boom bap. Over the years he’s been prolific and able to drop a three part mixtape series, appear in multiple Grind Mode Cyphers, and release numerous singles, videos, and projects including a collaborative LP with Block McCloud and receive features from Slaine, ETO, Alex Fatt, and more. In addition, he has performed coast to coast opening for national acts and headlining his own show in LA. Currently signed to Warecords, Arichussettes is an artist that pushes hard getting his music out there by any means necessary.

Watch The Paranoyds’ new video for “Egg Salad”

Directed by Nicole Stunwyck, Clash music called it “constructed of splinters from classic girl group, lo-fi guitar pop, and forceful impact of Riot Grrrl.”

Their newest EP, Pet Cemetery, is out now via Suicide Squeeze Records. and there are still a limited number left of the original pressing.

Ready for broadcast… On My Page from renowned British singer / songwriter Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose (Sarah Rose Shawcross) began her career singing backing vocals for indie band Long-View on their debut album ‘Mercury’ which was released on Warner/14th Floor. She spent time at London Bridge Studios in Seattle recording the album with iconic producer the late Rick Parashar (Nickelback).

The Long War – ROBOT HEART is out now!

It was born out of finding a glimmer of happiness during a lonely time, cooped up through the fall months. Staring out the window watching crows fly above as they do in Vancouver every single day at the same time to the same spot, over and over again.

The message of this song alludes to my own default habits in matters of the heart and my longing to reprogram myself, to stop making the same mistakes time and time again.

2021’s Happiest Cities in America – WalletHub Study

With March 20 being International Day of Happiness and the average American’s stress level rising significantly for the first time since 2007 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Happiest Cities in America, as well as accompanying videos.

In order to determine where people in America are most content with their lives, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 31 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.

VOID VATOR: metal up with new video “I Want More”

L.A. power-packed heavy metal trio VOID VATOR team up with Metal Injection to unveil “I Want More”, the second video taken from their upcoming new album ‘Great Fear Rising’, due out April 23rd on Ripple Music.

“Void Vator perfectly melds that balls-to-the-wall style of classic bands like Judas Priest and Accept with some thrashier bits accentuated by modern production and songcraft which yields a raging, headbanging and flat-out fun result.” say Metal Injection about Void Vator.

VOID VATOR Track "I Want More" Will Leave You Wanting More

German Industrial Rock Artist KANDINSKY NOIR Covers “KIX” By ROXETTE’s Per Gessle

Berlin-based industrial rock artist KANDINSKY NOIR is paying tribute to Per Gessle with their cover of the song, “KIX.” The song was originally written by Per Gessle (ROXETTE´s Frontman) in 1997 for his first solo Album The World According to Gessle.

Minor Moon Premieres “Hey, Dark Ones” with GoldFlakePaint

Minor Moon–the Chicago-based folk rock group led by multi-instrumentalist Sam Cantor–have premiered a new single and video for “Hey, Dark Ones” today exclusively with GoldFlakePaint. “Hey, Dark Ones” is the third and final single to be released from Tethers, the band’s third full length album, out March 26 via Ruination Record Co. & Whatever’s Clever.

GoldFlakePaint describes “Hey, Dark Ones” as “Warm and inviting, a gorgeous feast of smart songwriting and exquisite instrumentation.” The track’s supporting cast includes V.V. Lightbody on flute, Ohmme’s Macie Stewart on violin, Nora Barton on cello, Sean Mullins on percussion, and Alex Blomarz on sax.

Minor Moon – “Hey, Dark Ones”

New Release: Benny Morrell Serves up a Cheeky Music Video for Debut Single ‘Sidepiece’

Melbourne newcomer Benny Morrell shares a cheeky music video for his debut single ‘Sidepiece’, an addictive hip hop tune released late last year.

Full of witty moments and cheesy outfit changes, the ‘Sidepiece’ music video follows Benny as he facetiously boogies through a sticky situation when he finds out he’s on the wrong end of a love triangle. Alongside actors Anne McCaffery and Jony Berry, Benny plays a boy toy who competes for Anne’s attention by helping her around the house.

Major Lazer debuts video for new track “Diplomàtico” with Guaynaa

A comedic and cinematic masterpiece that will have fans laughing from beginning to end, the video truly captures the fun-loving personalities of Diplo, Walshy Fire, Ape Drums and of course, Guaynaa in this hilarious story line. Filmed at the famous Gulfstream Park, the video follows the wild ride of what happens when a wealthy horse owner portrayed by Walshy Fire finds out that his premiere jockey Diplo is missing and has no choice but to substitute his stable boy, Guaynaa, to ride in the big race.