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#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Kuhnsinity Presents: Luh Dino – “Lil Thottie” [New Video]

Greg Amici – New Single “In Like a Lion”

Amici says, “I write all kinds of songs: relationship songs, character songs, story songs, Christmas songs, etc. This is my serial killer song. I had the title, the melody and the chords worked out awhile back. Then, about a year ago, I came across a horrid photo of a girl taken by the guy who was about to kill her. I wish I hadn’t seen it, but that image fit the mood and threatening tone in the music and inspired the lyrics.”


Intense emotional growth is often the best fuel for a musician’s creative fire, and Rosie Darling has certainly turned pain into beauty on her debut EP Coping, set for release on April 2 (via Nettwerk Records). Coping is a time capsule, capturing the messier side of love and friendship, from heartbreak and loneliness to joyous revelry. It’s an intimate window into Rosie’s life, encased in a vulnerable kind of indie-pop.

Juliet Quick (Brooklyn) shares stunning single “The Tooth” via NYLON, ahead of EP release this Friday

About the song, Quick states: “This song was, in some ways, the most collaborative and organically arranged one on the EP; I played it live with the band for years before recording it, and the arrangement came together slowly over time. I think (or hope) it sounds a little like that in the recording—like all of us playing in a room together—because the song relies so much on the energy that comes from all of us feeding off each other. It’s a song about a shitty thing that happened, but it became one of the most fun to play because of the people I make music with.”

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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”.

Rapper Motivates Listeners To “Get To Sleep” With New Music Video – Out Today

As an artist with a strong passion for uplifting people through spoken word, Tobyraps is currently employed as a Cleveland Ambassador where his job is to walk the downtown of his city and generally uplift the spirits of the people that he meets. He incorporates this theme into his music with sleek, catchy sounds complemented with witty lyrics that move listeners beyond the dance floor to think about the more meaningful things in life and lift their spirits. “Get To Sleep” is the second single from his upcoming album Make Yourself Happy, due out in Spring 2021.

Devon Williams shares “La La La La II” & announces new ‘Out of Time’ EP for Bandcamp Friday

Today, Devon Williams shares “La La La La II” and has announced a new EP via Week in Pop. Check out the premiere here. Devon Williams’ Out Of Time EP is out this Friday, 3/5 via Slumberland Records. For the first week of release, the EP will be pay what you want on Bandcamp.

Electric Religious Unveil Bold New Single

Electric Religious is now following up with a new single, “Catherine,” which exemplifies Baker’s guitar-driven music, full of inspiration and hope. Lyrically the song was inspired by Leonard Cohen’s novel, Beautiful Losers, which is about a fictional character’s obsession with a historical woman, Catherine Tekawitha.

Cinders Drops Music Video for New Single “Growing Up”

For the video, we teamed up with a very talented stop-motion director in Brooklyn, Jon Frier, who really made our vision come to life (literally). We wanted the video to feel the way we did when we were kids, while also showing the struggles of growing up, which is something we (three guys in their 20s) face everyday. In the end, we wanted to remind everyone and ourselves how important it is to rediscover and hold on to that youthful mindset of joy and positivity. – Cinders

New James Album ‘All The Colours Of You’ Out 6/4 // Title Track Out Now // Prod by Jacknife Lee

Today UK alternative band James are proud to announce the release of their new album All The Colours Of You on June 4, 2021 via Virgin Music Label & Artist Services (formerly Caroline International). Recorded in part before the Covid pandemic struck, the album was produced by the Grammy award-winning Jacknife Lee (Taylor Swift, U2, REM’s, Snow Patrol, The Killers). Fans can hear the title track “All The Colours Of You” on all streaming services now.

Hot Knives Share Lead Single “Static Bloom,” Announce New LP Out May 7th

Making Love To Make Music To Make Love To is Hot Knives’ first full-length effort, a result of providence, and the end result of years of practice, planning, and meditation. MLTMMTMLT drips with the beauty and voracity of its rock and roll forebears while pushing into uncharted sonic territory.

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A CRIME CALLED Release Official Music Video for “Drown;” ‘A New Path’ Out NOW!

Italy based, alternative rock quartet A CRIME CALLED has released the official music video for “Drown,” off of their newly released album, A New Path.

“‘Drown’ is the result of an intercontinental travel; tthe video is shot in a former asylum, and the images give a feeling of abandonment and claustrophobia, which works against the meaning of the song. The concept is to resist, to try not to drown, maybe finding someone who is a salvation and a hope for you.” – A CRIME CALLED

James The Prophet : Up-and-coming rapper releases hotly anticipated debut album

The French media is touting him as the artist to follow. France-based English-language rapper James The Prophet is releasing his hotly anticipated album “Unimaginable Storms” (Rupture/Sony Music). He’s been called the voice of a new generation of socially conscious and sensitive rappers. He tells FRANCE 24’s Florence Villeminot about opening up over his struggles with anxiety and keeping it real.

Moonshine Bandits Drop “Live the Madness” Video Featuring Corey Taylor

Backwoods bravado, patriot’s pride, country soul, keg-thumping beats — these are the qualities that Moonshine Bandits have championed since they began their journey.

Brooklyn Psych-Rock Outfit SNACKS CHAPMAN Reveal “Snake Oil”

For the first year, live shows for Snacks Chapman were like games of musical chairs where between songs, members would trade positions. “We’d all switch off and we were all pretty good at everything. But it felt like a novelty and I really wasn’t good at playing drums at all,” says guitarist Ian Lozinski. Now, three years later, during a global pandemic, Snacks Chapman continues to evolve and release new music.
Before the pandemic the band had an active live schedule in NYC playing venues like Alphaville, Coney Island Baby, Berlin, Bowery Electric, and many more.

Kyle McKearney Releases Debut Solo Single “Devil Water”

Kyle’s previous projects garnered three Top 20 CHR/Top 40 hit songs on Canadian commercial radio, a top 30 at Pop/Hot AC radio, a Top 30 on Active Rock radio, and a Canadian Radio Music Award nomination in 2017.

He’s now releasing original solo music, starting with debut single “Devil Water.” The track is blues-inspired Americana that’s tragic and liberating all at the same time.

Doohickey Cubicle’s bizarre miniature swimming pool soirée with some eccentric clay characters out on 3/2

Doohickey Cubicle’s debut LP release Don’t Fix Anything ;) is due out on March 12. The duo is composed of Alli Deleo on keys/vocals and Francis Hooper on guitar/synth; the two of them self-produced the entire LP which features a rotating cast of collaborators on the record including Blue Hawaii, Haley Blais, and Sam Wilkes.

Airpark Share New EP ‘Quiet Type: an Intimate Collection of New & Old’ Out Now On Eugenia Hall Records

On Friday, Nashville-based duo Airpark released their new EP, Quiet Type: an Intimate Collection of New & Old. With this EP, the band extends their team spirit to a wider circle of partners, tapping frequent collaborator Scott Hundley as their producer and lacing the songs with contributions from upright bassist Byron House (Robert Plant, Patty Griffin), pedal steel guitarist Spencer Cullum (Miranda Lambert, Steelism), and guest vocalists like Erin Rae, Valley Queen, and Nightingail. The result is a record that stands in low-key defiance of the isolated feelings that permeate the COVID-19 era, while also highlighting the exploration and musical diversity at the core of Airpark’s work. Quiet Type: an Intimate Collection of New & Old may be tranquil, but these songs still speak volumes.

Video: Curren$y – “Closing Date”

With a habit for collecting cars of all shapes and sizes, it’s no wonder Curren$y earned the nickname “Spitta Andretti.” Offering a glimpse at his array of coupes, boxframes, and droptops, Curren$y shares the video for “Closing Date.” Sliding through a bassy instrumental from frequent collaborator Trauma Tone, Curren$y serves up descriptive and highly-specific flexes about his most prized possessions: “If you could imagine D93s on a E-class wagon/My homies active, I’m not flaggin’, I’m just mashin’/Fifty-seven Bel Air with the tail draggin’/Sparks flashin’, Spitta talkin’ that cash sh*t, yup.” In the video, Spitta channels legendary Indycar racer Mario Andretti, gathering his Jet Life associates to show off his classic Indy 500 pace car (a Corvette), along with an old school Chevy Impala, a Rolls Royce Wraith, and several other high-class whips. “Closing Date” is the latest video from Collection Agency, Curren$y’s brand new project, out now via Jet Life Recordings/EMPIRE.

Artist: Steelyard – Track: Don’t Let Go

Our new single, a modern take with a retro touch. Catch the moment in a positive way. Venus is unofficially the most adored woman and goddess in the world. She represents the girl in the song, and she’s unreplaceable for him. The pink and purple elements in combination with the synth wave structuree presents our love for the musical elements of the eighties. It’s also the theme of the chorus of the song.

Edmonton, AB’s Rock Duo MENEELY BRANT Serve Up Groovy New Single, “Coming Days”

The four-minute, 20 second-spanning rock tune is driven by Dennis’s fantastic and inventive piano playing as well as an infectious vocal track by Al — which is complimented and layered beautifully with the harmonies of an uncredited, and powerful, female voice. On top of these key sonic elements, there’s an incredibly emotional and melodic guitar solo right at the end, which makes for a fitting grand finale.

Stormtide: New Album A Throne of Hollow Fire Out Today via Metal Hell Records & Release Visualizer for Awakening

Today, Australian Epic Metal band Stormtide release A Throne Of Hollow Fire. This new album is an epic tale of ruin, death and magic told through ten intense chapters of death metal fueled symphony. Crushing guitars, bowel-crunching vocals and drum work from hell follow the hero of our story as he attempts to fulfil his destiny. As the follow up to Wrath Of An Empire, this album represents five years of blood, sweat and beers for the Epic Death Lords of Stormtide.

Vocalist and frontman Reuben Stone states about the album: “Today is the culmination of many years worth of effort. We are proud of what we have created with ‘A Throne of Hollow Fire’. It has fueled our thoughts, dreams and hopes over these years – and it is with great pleasure (and some trepidation) that we finally set it free into the world.

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.

Industrial/Darkwave Artist DISSONANCE Reveals New Single & Visualizer, “Damage: 1st Assault” Feat. MELODYWHORE

Industrial/Darkwave artist DISSONANCE has revealed their new single & visualizer clip, “Damage: 1st Assault.” The track & visualizer premiered on ReGen Magazine HERE:

STORY OF DAMAGE: “I Met MELODYWHORE when I was featured on his radio show RADIO DARK TUNNEL SITUATION 47 (co-hosted by the incredible SAPPHIRA VEE). I mentioned I had been pining to work on some more aggressive tracks and this was the result. We liked the original- “Damage 1st Assault” so much that we did a second version. Damage 2nd Assault will be released by MELODYWHORE a few weeks after the DISSONANCE release. ”

The Scandinavian Pop Star Enoka is back with a new smash hit – Running Hills.

Running Hills will be Enokas fourth release and a pop/dance song with a cool vibe and a heavy sound. Robin JOWI Andersson ,the producer of the song Running Hills. Robin felt that this dance chart song would be a perfect fit for ENOKAS voice. Enoka then made a cool topline for the song and the reuslt is about to be relased. Robin is a producer/songwriter/artist at Hydra Studios in Malmö, Sweden. Contestant in Sweden’s Radios “P4Nästa” 2016 and 2020.

HONGO FUU Keep It Anything But Simple On ‘Fuu

Fuu is the first full-length album by the Costa Rica based band Hongo Fuu, after the previous independent release of two EPs. Fusion and experimentation are where the album is rooted; as a catalyst of the insights from each of the four members of the band, Fuu is the final product of this “ontology of becoming” alchemical process. It’s a manifestation from melding their diverse individual cosmic visions, poured into a 12-track album with lyrics in Spanish, English, German and Latin text quotations, and which defies the labels of music genres into a more experimental and visceral approach to music.

Ponte Pilas releases new indie rock tune ‘Clickbait’

It’s time for Ponte Pilas to release new music once again and this time it’s the indie rock tune ‘Clickbait’. The second single of their upcoming EP ‘So It Goes’ is inspired by the rise of online trolling and the wild spread of conspiracy theories such as QAnon. Clickbait paints a chilling portrait of ‘incel’ culture and drags the listener into this paranoid and isolated world. Veering from anxious synthesisers to guitar-led hooks, it is a breathless ride as the song clocks just under 3 minutes.