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Grammy and Golden Globe nominated artist and actor Nick Jonas has announced the arrival of his third solo album, Spaceman, with the release of the title track today via Island Records. Spaceman, the album, is set for takeoff March 12th and available for pre-order now!

Nick Jonas Releases Single ‘Spaceman,’ Announces New Album

Swayló Debuts Destination-Inspired Single “Yucatán Dream”

Visionary artist and producer Swayló returns with a new single “Yucatán Dream”. Releasing in-sync with the new moon cycle on February 25th, “Yucatán Dream” directly follows his most recent track “Ascension” that debuted last month.

Country Artist Adam Warner’s ‘Big Storm’ Exclusively Premiered by American Songwriter

Neo-traditional Country singer-songwriter, and U.S. Marine veteran Adam Warner releases his full length album Big Storm everywhere digitally, on Friday, February 26. American Songwriter exclusively premiered the first listen of Warner’s first full length album today, which includes three songs he released as singles since 2019. The first was “SemperFi,” co-written by Adam’s friend and mentor, Trace Adkins, which also won Best Country Song at the 2019 Independent Music Awards. In 2020, TheBoot.com premiered the video for honky-tonk jam “That’s How You Know You’re Livin”, and then later that year he dropped “4 Square Miles,” a tribute ode to his family’s farm in Lawrenceville, Illinois released. The song’s video has garnered more than 147,000 YouTube views along with being aired on The Country Network and The Heartland Network.

Adam Warner Pays Tribute to Family in New Album ‘Big Storm’


Captain Cuts is a multi-platinum selling songwriting, production, and DJ group based in Los Angeles. The trio is composed of Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon and Ryan Rabin (also a member of Grouplove). Together they have produced and written massive songs for artists such as Walk The Moon (“Shut Up And Dance” & “One Foot”), Bebe Rexha (“I Got You”), Grouplove (“Tongue Tied”), Tove Lo, Halsey, and The Chainsmokers, among others. Their songs have an aggregate of more than 1 billion streams and over five million sales. Their influence courses through popular culture and music at large.

Jordan Klassen has created a record that connects people

Jordan Klassen has created a record that connects people organically, drawing upon their shared experiences — making them feel less alone. With a focus on the millennial generation, Tell Me What to Do explores the reality of living in a world where there are no confines to what you can achieve, leaving many feeling overwhelmed and lost. Jordan says, “I’ve found that my orientation has changed significantly… I’m less and less interested in self-discovery and more and more interested in the world around me, systems and relationships and history and where I’ve landed in those ever-shifting sands”.

LISTEN: “Beneath The Moon & Me” by psych indiepop act Blood Cultures

Today, psych indie pop act Blood Cultures has released their newest single and music video, “Beneath The Moon & Me”, out now on Pack Records. Exploring themes of change and self-discovery, “Beneath The Moon & Me” continues to uncover a greater understanding of the intricacies that form Blood Cultures’ personal world.

The Effens – “Things You Can’t Take Back” out now!

Our new single, “Things You Can’t Take Back,” is about the moment something is said which changes everything. Whether it’s a promise of love or cutting someone down, the truth or a lie, it cannot be unsaid. Each of us hold and give this power to one another when we choose to be vulnerable.

Dispatch To Release 8th Studio Album ‘Break Our Fall’ May 28 | Listen To “Born On Earth” Now

Celebrated roots rock band Dispatch have announced the release of their anticipated 8th studio album Break Our Fall out May 28th on Bomber Records/AWAL Recordings. Marking the band’s eighth studio release, the songs on this record speak not only to Chadwick Stokes’ and Brad Corrigan’s personal evolution, but to human nature itself, charting a course from denial and resistance to growth and acceptance through deep introspection and empathetic character studies.

The High Plains Drifters Release “Since You’ve Been Gone” Visualizer

Directed by Lars Jørgen Sundnes Skaland, the visual depicts the story of a spaceman grasping for comfort as the memory of his love recedes into the vastness of outer (and inner) space. The track, which tiptoes between neon synths, airy bass, and a glitchy beat, was inspired by a particularly painful breakup when frontman Larry Studnicky was still young enough to believe in the theory of the ‘one and only’. His girl dumped him, broke his heart, and forever disabused him of that notion, but the pain inspired “Since You’ve Been Gone,” which captures the feeling of utter disbelief after your significant other leaves.

Coming out anthem from alt-folk artist, EVVAN

Alt-folk singer-songwriter, EVVAN, has released the new single and video, “I’m Not Done Yet,” a coming out anthem of self-acceptance. The song appears on EVVAN’s upcoming debut EP, Home, which will be released on April 30, 2021. The EP reflects a period of personal awakening during which EVVAN revamped her writing, melodies, and artistic identity. Part of her journey towards honesty was coming out as pansexual and non-binary, a struggle which is reflected in “I’m Not Done Yet.”

ÄSTRA – Fake News

Promising to strike hard with a kind of a sonic force never heard before, ÄSTRA debuts their first EP “WATER”. FAKE NEWS is the very first single of this powerful trio featuring Zach Adams (vocals/bass), Carlos Calvo (guitar/keys) and Guillermo Morales Vitola (drums/percussion). The refreshing song and powerful EP reminds us that in a marketplace flooded by different sales and genres, music is the general language.


“Fat Bankroll” was preceded by Rico’s earlier “I Like,’ which has become a hit amongst fans & followed his single, “Far From Average” that was released in 2020. Rico Cartel is fresh into his career with impressive talent and an unwavering fan base, along with a series of standout releases that separate him from others within his class. His most popular releases, “Erykah Badu (remix),” “Hate It or Love It” and “Operation Wop” have accumulated over 2.5 million views combined in just under 12 months.

guccihighwaters Releases “rock bottom (feat. nothing,nowhere.)”

Conceived by revisiting his old recording process – isolated in a room with nothing but a laptop and some basic music equipment – joke’s on you captures the momentum and emotion of Morgan Murphy, who creates under the moniker guccihighwaters. A quiet and sensitive introvert, Murphy often stood in the shadow of doubts of his peers. joke’s on you candidly refers to the lack of confidence others had in him in the early stages of his career.

DEAD REGISTER: New Noise Magazine Streams Don’t Fail Me Maxi-Single

DEAD REGISTER’s most epic song yet, “Don’t Fail Me” comes to life through an intense new live-action mixed-media puppet extravaganza which portrays the emotional depths of the song’s lyrical focus as an official music video. Crafted by Avril Che and M. Chvasta, this video marks the band’s fifth DIY visual production, and the band’s first ever foray into puppetry. Included with the single are three soundboard songs recorded live in Lafayette, Louisiana on the band’s 2019 tour – “Fiber” (Fiber LP), “Ender” (Captive EP), and “Circle Of Lies” from the band’s impending 2021 LP – and “Failed,” a remix of “Don’t Fail Me” reworked by Lament Cityscape.

EP Premiere: Dead Register – ‘Don’t Fail Me’


Today Sounds of Saving (SoS) releases a new installment in their “Song that Found Me At The Right Time” series. In partnership with The Loveland Foundation, they share a Q&A with Madison McFerrin as well as her take on Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place.” McFerrin shares: “I think one of the reasons why I love music as much as I do is it stops a lot of the noise that’s in my brain. I had a unique experience in the fact that I am a black woman who had access to therapy from a really early age. And I’m incredibly grateful for that. Now that the conversation has opened up to have more awareness of everyone’s mental health. I think it’s incredibly important for black people to dive into that, especially considering the generational trauma that has been experienced in America is so deep.”


With performance at its heart, the Michael Holyk directed visual perfectly captures the playful essence of the track, as we witness Ella and Tom trade flirtatious verses across a pub.

Cinematic Rock Fusion Project AM Dandy and the Elements Announce Highly Rockin’ Track via Pancakes and Whiskey

The band formed in Boston in 2018, at Berklee College of Music where primary songwriter/guitar virtuoso, Alessandro Meynardi, aka AM Dandy met the other two main characters of the group: Euan Leslie (drums) and Jack Schwenke (bass). Born as AM Dandy Group, or just AM Dandy, it transformed into AM Dandy and the Elements in late 2019, right before the recording sessions of the second studio album, adding Riccardo Gresino and Jason Park on keyboards.

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]

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard releases new album ‘L.W.’

We’re aiming to make 2000 downloads which is enough to revegetate 1,000m2 at Pearsons Block in Central Victoria. Some of the species endemic to this region include Yellow Box (Eucalyptus melliodora), Varnish Wattle (Acacia verniciflua) and Sweet Bursaria (Bursaria spinosa).

Devon Kay & the Solutions “Frustrated People of the World, Unite!” Single

Over the course of 2021, Devon Kay & the Solutions will be releasing a single a month for YOUR enjoyment. Who else would write an album so good that it’s only singles? “Frustrated People of the World, Unite!” takes aim at all the pent-up frustrations that Devon has felt lately. Automated telephone services, Netflix fatigue, an entire industry shuttered for a year are all part of those frustrations. You can stream the new single today via BrooklynVegan. “Frustrated People of the World, Unite!” will be available on all of your preferred streaming platforms on Friday, February 26th.

Mexico City’s Mooi/Clouser release “Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride”

Mexico City’s Renee Mooi is one of the country’s most gifted singers and tireless creators. As an independent artist she has released acclaimed records and collaborations, performed in festivals and clubs throughout the world and created Mooi Collective, a platform, alt-venue, and community of creatives across artistic mediums.

Mexico City’s Renee Mooi & Todd Clouser – Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride

Skeleten Shares New Track “Walking On Your Name”

Having premiered on triple j’s ‘Home and Hosed’ last night and out now on Astral People Recordings / [PIAS], “Walking On Your Name” frames an undeniable groove with airy synths and gilded vocals, seeing Skeleten pen a sonic love letter to basking in the present.

SNAFU: Detroit Hardcore Thrash/Punk Unit To Release Exile//Banishment Full-Length

Spawned from the ruins of Detroit, Michigan, SNAFU self-released their debut full length, Fear The Future, in 2013. Later distributed by Profane Existence, the songs bore a raw punk expression of raging cynicism and the destructive nature of mankind. Further honing their artistry, 2015’s Present Day Plague LP stayed true to their aggressive raw punk roots while working in elements of thrash and grind. Punknews crowned the record, “the soundtrack for the apocalypse.” Glacially Musical concurred, further likening the work to a, “violent trip through a post-apocalyptic landscape of human decadence.”

Canada’s Maitreya Delves Into An AI World With Single “Departed” Off Upcoming “Hyper Reels”

Hailing from Oshawa, Canada, Maitreya is excited to announce their upcoming album “Hyper Reels” slated for a June 2021 release. They have just released the second single “Departed”, which is being premiered on TheProgSpace –

Maitreya premiere new single Departed


‘Solitude’ is Pablo’s first project to be released from a series of three EPs that, as a whole, comment on current events, civil rights injustices in America, and the hopeful rebirth of society. Titled Behold, Behold ‘Tis Autumn, Pablo describes the forthcoming collection: “The three EPs are my interpretation of the times. The first one, ‘Solitude,’ is a reflection on loneliness and remembrance of previous times. The second one, ‘Fortitude,’ is my analysis of fear, strength, and revolution, and what happens when those images of the past come back to life. And the third one, ‘Renaissance,’ is about the eventual rebirth that upon collapse soon must follow.”

YARLIE “WRECK” release 19/02 with the video to follow 05/03

Swedish artist Yarlie creates pop music you can feel. Filling her rich soundscapes with shimmering synth patterns and pounding 808s, her debut release “Wreck” is a candid evaluation of romantic relationships.

Hope Vista Reveals New Solo Pop Project, Ravive

“Releasing music under the name Ravive is the most authentic representation of who I am artistically at 27. Of course, Hope Vista is my real name, and that is my core – but Ravive allows me to showcase the evolution of my artistry from 2015 to now. Ravive is me, now, 5 years later. My previous musical endeavors – releasing solo music years back as Hope Vista and then as the lead vocalist of alt rock band VISTA – represented where I was. Ravive is darker, feels everything quite vividly, and knows what the music in her head sounds when brought to fruition. Pop music is an exciting part of what’s in my blood. I am RAVIVE – a revived form of Hope Vista, just a bit more evolved.”

Ben Wright Smith brings a trilogy of music together with the release of the Echo Lodge project

To cap off a strong run of music releases arcing all the way back to 2018, Ben Wright Smith presents Echo Lodge, the final instalment of what’s become a definitive trilogy of material.

Ten songs encompass the eras of previous EPs Psychotropical (2018), Volcano God Head Explodes (2020), plus three new tracks, the Echo Lodge project is a career touchstone for the singer-songwriter, who has been thriving as an artist on a national scale with each release.


Today Laura Mvula returns with her first new music in five years with 1/f EP. Newly signed to Atlantic Records, the 1/f EP sees the Ivor Novello winner and multiple Mercury Prize and BRIT Award nominee rework her hit singles to a stellar new sonic direction which is dynamic and cosmic, inspired by 80s frequencies.

Jordan Rys releases unforgettable pop single ‘She Want Me Bad’ // 21/02/2021

Jordan Rys, a popular tik-tok star with over 1.5 million followers, continues to showcase his multi-talented nature with new single ‘She Want Me Bad’. The pop, R&B track marks his transformation into becoming a solo artist. Jordan Rys tells a story explaining the incomparable beauty feeling of being loved by someone special.

NOISEPOETNOBODY: Experimental Sound Alchemist To Release Insanity Mirror Via Scry Recordings Apr

For well over fifteen years, Casey Chittenden Jones has been soundtracking the collapse of civilization under the moniker NOISEPOETNOBODY utilizing homemade instruments, synthesizers, field recordings, tape manipulation, and modular equipment to create haunting, discordant, and broken sounds to express the need for creativity in a dying ecosystem.

There’s Nothing Fake About Juliet Ruin’s New Single “Fake Stigmata”

Featuring infectious soft-spoken melodic vocals with whiplashing djent riffs, “Fake Stigmata” entices fans to sit back and brace themselves for an anthemic experience that the band is offering up on their forthcoming four-track EP to follow their highly praised 2019 album “Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos”.

Video Premiere: Juliet Ruin – ‘Fake Stigmata’

Vancouver Musician Bill Jr. Jr. Premieres Video For Latest Single BLUE

Gendron wrote ‘Blue’ at a time when he was faced with making an important life decision: “‘Blue’ is about how I imagined I’d feel if I didn’t move with my partner to Montreal. She had a school thing coming up over there and I had my life thing here and so I had to make a decision to stay, or to go with. Writing the song was a way for me to get closer to my decision: I realized that I’d be so “bluuuuuueee” if I stayed around here doing the same old stuff, so I took the plunge. ‘Blue’ is a sort of a country song but made strange or “off”, which is why I like it so much. It’s a twanged out and lush version of a known and old timey idea.”

Sir Charles Ent. | “Flexin on Flexin” | Music Service

NEW MUSIC: NYC rock ‘n roll band Streetwise releases “Dream Girl”

Often plans and dreams get disrupted by reality, sometimes permanently. When the opportunity to continue pursuing your dream presents itself, you take it. Raymond Castronovo did just that, 30 years after putting his music career on the backburner. After raising a family and building a successful construction business, the Brooklyn-born artist brought together a group of talented NY musicians to create the band Streetwise. The group gives 50’s style rock ‘n roll a modern twist, with their newest single, “Dream Girl,” released today from their debut album Crossing Bridges, due out March 26th on DayQuest Records.

New EP from Swedish tattooing singer-songwriter H.B. Nielsens out today

With musical references rooted in Americana- and Indie Folk traditions Swedish folk and singer-songwriter H.B Nielsen take stand on his fellow swedes Daniel Norgren and The Tallest Man On Earth with his new EP “It’s Today Again”. The EP is OUT NOW on all platforms.


“Good Die Young” is lifted off of Wetzel’s third studio album Sellout, which has accumulated over 70 million streams in the US since its November 2020 release. The official video for the track comes ahead of Koe’s mini acoustic tour with HARDY next month. Kicking off March 9, the run of shows will find the two headliners sharing a stage and alternating songs from their respective catalogues to a limited capacity live audience. Even with the challenges posed to touring in 2020, Koe made Pollstar’s ‘Top 100 Tours (Worldwide Ticket Sales).’

Canada’s Most Diverse Act, Regina, SK’s 8-Piece Hip Hop/R&B Big Band PEOPLE OF THE SUN Shine with EP, Last Day of Summer

Stuck at home and feeling a creative flash, JUNO Award-winning guitarist Erik Mehlsen called on fellow Regina, Saskatchewan-based artists — member of Little Black Bear First Nation MC Info Red, Pakistani-born MC and producer Origin of Spin, Nigerian-born singer/songwriters Nini Jegz and ADEOLUWA, and Saskatchewan-born keyboardist Ethan Reoch, drummer Cyprian Henry, and bass player Rob Lane — to create the country’s newest, and among the most diverse, acts to date.

Lady Bri Releases Powerful Video Performing Her Single “This Will Be The Day,” Featured In Opening Of CW’s New Docuseries “All American Stories”

Singer-songwriter Lady Bri has released a powerful video performing her single “This Will Be The Day,” which is featured in the opening of CW’s new docuseries “All American Stories,” a co-branded sister series to CW’s hit show “All American.”

Grace Sanders – Debut EP ‘GUMS’ (Out Now)

Over that time Sanders has showcased a wide variety of sounds and styles, all of which are tied together seamlessly in this EP. Sliding through a unique blend of psych/ electro with layers hazy psychedelic guitars and synths, to gritty, blood-bubbling electro-pop, soul, R&B and trip-hop, ‘GUMS’ unveils Sanders songwriting prowess and fiery confidence. Sanders speaks on the diversity in sound on the EP:


Arkansas-born R&B artist Moe Young drops his sophomore single “Electric,” out now via 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. With a danceable, 80s-inspired beat by hitmaking producer iLL Wayno (A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Skies, Nicki Minaj), Moe Young’s “Electric” is a grooving new track that showcases his pop sensibilities. The single acts as a precursor to his upcoming EP Brown Sugar, due this Spring.


Affirmed as one of 2021’s most enigmatic and engaging multi-hyphenates, 20-year-old rising artist and producer John-Robert releases a new single entitled “Damn Bean” today via Nice Life Recording Company / Warner Records. It’s the third track to be revealed from his Healthy Baby Boy, Part 1 project, to be released later this year.

Murda Beatz & Shordie Shordie Collab Album + Video

Today, Baltimore artist Shordie Shordie and hit-making producer Murda Beatz release their emotional collaborative project, Memory Lane. The project arrives with a glowing new video for “Same Ni***as.” After recording a few songs together in 2020, Shordie and Murda quickly forged a friendship and linked up again to begin work on a full-length. This is the essential product of that grind.

Murda Beatz And Shordie Shordie Announce Collab Album + First Single And Visual


SIX60 have been making headlines across the globe recently, thanks to the joyous, COVID-free concerts they have been performing this year, to crowds of over 20,000 people at a time.


Today, multitalented rising artist Aries unveils his newest single “DITTO” via WUNDERWORLD / Columbia. Written and produced by Aries, “DITTO” encompasses the genre-blending 22-year-old’s ability to create an infectious fusion of hip-hop, pop and alternative influences, while also showcasing his signature raw vocal talent. Accompanying the song is a nature-filled DIY-style official video, directed by Aries and his long-time visual collaborator Mattias Russo-Larsson –