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NINA HERZOG (Voice Of Odette From Sony Animation’s “The Swan Princess” Series) Debut EP

The video for her latest single, “Lover’s Lullaby” premiered on AmericanSongwriter.com yesterday and can be seen on her official YouTube page here. Videos for her first two singles, “Changing Seasons” and “Least Resistance” can also be seen on her official YouTube page.

Nina Herzog Wants You To Journey with Her ‘Together Away’

MA’s V Knuckles (N.B.S.) Enhances His Latest Single “U Already Snow Doe” With A LA Rooftop Visual

V Knuckles (N.B.S.) enhances his recent single U Already Snow Doe with a dynamic visual shot and directed on a LA rooftop by Ricky Martinez.”I was in LA with my brothers Archer One and Ricky and we were crushing some Howlin’ Rays. Arch hipped me to Ricky doing the video so I let him hear a few joints. When I played him this track, he was like THIS IS THE ONE! The rest is history #TMC” says Knuckles. Check out the video on youtube and your preferred digital streaming provider.

ME AND THE REST Release ‘Friends’ Music Video

“Friends” is a loving tribute to the fans of Me & The Rest who soon celebrate 30 years of friendship with one another. “Nothing is more important than loyal friends.” Says Jürg the singer: “Our fans are our friends and they will hopefully let us make music together for a long time to come!”

LP Releases Video Co-Starring Jaime King Today

Today, internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter LP released a video co-starring actor/filmmaker/model Jaime King for her new single, “One Last Time.” Shot at the lavish and historic Paramour Estate in Los Angeles, the captivating clip marks the directorial debut of Stephen “Norswrthy” Schofield, who is best known for his photo duo LOWFIELD’s work with Halsey, Pharrell, Taylor Swift, and others.


Jaz speaks on the inspiration behind the song: “Sometimes during this time period when we can’t be around someone who we have that emotional or intimate connection with, it can be frustrating. ‘Radio’ was my way of channeling those feelings. When push comes to shove we have to just let people know how we feel and what we want. It’s a fun and freeing song.”

LISTEN: Nala Brings Acid + Deep House to DIRTYBIRD in ‘Psychic Attack’ EP

DIRTYBIRD welcomes Nala to the flock with ‘Psychic Attack’—a double-sided composition that fuses her penchant for indie electro sonics into house.

Per usual, Nala’s voice is the quintessential element in both tracks. The namesake “Psychic Attack” embodies the off-kilter sonics the fledgling artist is known for, manifesting in a toughened house canvas. The weight of its low end fits well with the track’s subject matter, which covers the government and mass media’s manipulation of the mind. Meanwhile, the environmentally oriented “Sun Is Hot” is the deeper cut of the two, taking on loungey atmospherics while hypnotizing listeners with a strong bassline and sharp percussion.

New Music: Shpongle Releases ‘Carnival of Peculiarities’ EP

Shpongle kicks off 2021 with the release of their Carnival Of Peculiarities EP, a seamless flow of three genre-defying tracks that will tickle your auditory receptors and stimulate your neuronal connections.

This extraordinary sonic voyage features the vivid storytelling, evocative harmonic fabric, and unique fusion of electronic and organic instruments that have made the name Shpongle synonymous with cutting-edge electronica, pushing the limits of musical creativity even beyond barriers already broken by this legendary project.

Breakout star Ellise shares “Feeling Something Bad” + video today

“I just love dramatizing little everyday feelings in life, so this is my big dramatic ‘I have a crush on you’ song,” says Ellise, noting that she wrote “Feeling Something Bad” about a boy she barely knew. “The day I made it, I felt like I had a breakthrough with how I make music. It was so different from anything I had made before, and it really pushed me to keep challenging myself throughout the making of the rest of my album.”

3LAU & Visual Artist Slimesunday Team Up for ‘The Iridescent Collection’

Slimesunday and 3LAU team up once again under their alias SSX3LAU for their triumphant return to Nifty Gateway and their first exploration of color. Launching today, March 12, The Iridescent collection consists of 5 audio / visual pieces combining unreleased music from 3LAU and Slimesunday’s mesmerizing animation.

LISTEN: Mind Against Transforms Monolink’s ‘The Prey’ with Slick New Remix

Riding a huge wave of success off the back of his latest single ‘The Prey’, internationally celebrated German artist Monolink now looks to expand on the merits of the third single from his forthcoming sophomore long player, as he procures Milanese, Berlin-based duo Mind Against to explore a dynamic dance-floor-oriented interpretation of his reflective, down-tempo masterpiece.

Kelsy Karter covers Miley Cyrus’ “Angels Like You”

ESTHER ANN GOVE Debut Single “Home” Premieres At Ghost Cult Magazine! [Doom Folk/Dark Acoustic]

Singer-songwriter Esther Ann Gove engraves rustic songs across the steel-string guitar using nothing more than the resonance of warm vocal tones. Long lost country folk united with the brooding influence of doom creates a mournful, earthy sound. Revealing her hauntingly emotional stories of love, death, and hope from a faraway world… strange yet familiar.

‘Oh Creation’ is the debut album from Ms. Gove. The listener journeys through wildly dark and evocative landscapes of the post-folk soul. The first single from ‘Oh Creation’ is “Hello” and premieres today in a new video at Ghost Cult Magazine! Some insight from Esther Ann Gove into its creation:

Watch the video for “Re-Veil” from Sook-Yin Lee & Adam Litovitz

The single comes off their upcoming album, jooj two, that’s out April 9th on Mint Records.

Jonny Kosmo shares new single/video “Firely” & announces sophomore LP via Glide Magazine; ‘Pastry’ is out on 6/4

Regarding some of the background behind the single/video, Kosmo stated: “Firefly is a manically funked-out song about the archeology of hope. It leads with the assumption we all have an inner glow, an inherent resourcefulness. At times we have to dust off the artifacts to reconnect. The fossilization of our lived experience is an invitation to be unpacked in learning to get out of our own way. I’ve always felt there is so much to learn from nature and bugs. Taking time to slow down and bring mindful curiosity to their presence always yields something new for me. The song features a freakishly twisted synth solo from Tomas Dolas (Oh Sees/Mr. Elevator) as well as an outro composition from Logan Hone. The music video created by Salvador Cresta.”

VIDEO PREMIERE: Jonny Kosmo Drops Comically Funky “Firefly” Video of New LP ‘Pastry’ Due 6/4

29 New Music Fridays, IDGAF Anthem – Leah Kate “Boyfriend”

The artist recently went viral on both TikTok and Spotify (40 countries) with her banger “Fuck Up The Friendship”, which racked up over 25 million + combined plays without any major label support.

Now sending you Leah Kate’s latest single “Boyfriend” just released. The “it’s too late anthem” has been added to 29 New Music Fridays.

“Boyfriend” is a follow-up to “FUTF” which Kate confides, “is an anthem to empower girls (and guys) to move on and help to not recycle exes who aren’t good for you.”

Francisco del Pino Releases Debut Song Cycle, Decir, on May 14

On May 14, 2021, New Amsterdam will release Decir—”to say”—the debut seven-piece song cycle from Francisco del Pino, an award-winning Argentine composer who explores the seams between classical and vernacular traditions. Today, March 12, del Pino premieres the audio and 360° video for Decir’s first single, “El Campo.”

Conceived as the staging of a long poem, the work was scored for voice, electric guitar, viola, and percussion, with lyrics by Argentine poet Victoria Cóccaro. Cecilia Pastorino, a classically trained soprano—a renowned figure in South America’s folk scene—sings Cóccaro’s timely lyrics of migration, displacement, and the rise of historically silenced voices.

French alternative-rock/nugaze duo Ron Moor shared another single from upcoming album with “Octavia” available on all platforms

A couple of weeks after unveilling a first audio/video glance from their upcoming album “Gethsemane”, Alternative-rock/Nugaze duo from France Ron Moor just shared a new single from the effort with “Octavia” available right now on Bandcamp.

Both songs will feature on the third full-length record from Ron Moor called ‘Upside Down’ and coming out on April 2nd on CD, LP & Digital.


Back in his home country, Robert Grace is considered the Irish intersection between Twenty One Pilots and Jon Bellion. An apt comparison considering that the singer and musician from the Emerald Isle combines an intimate singer/songwriter sensibility with an instantly catchy and sometimes quite tongue-in-cheek pop catchiness. Mr. Grace has already demonstrated his special knack for heavily ironic instant hits last year with the acoustic mood-lifter “Fake Fine” – with his brand new single “The Hurt You Gave Me”, the Irishman now continues his musical self-healing therapy!

The Paper Kites Release New Album ‘Roses’ (Out Today) 

Ever quiet achievers, premier Australian indie-folk act The Paper Kites release their fifth studio album, Roses. With their brand of weather-beaten ballads and rain-drenched pop, the ten-track album bleeds with gentle significance, full of power and sentimentality.

“If you were to walk along a busy street, and something caught your eye – something small that had no business being there-but you picked it up and put it in your pocket, you couldn’t say why-but for some reason, you kept it with you – to me, that’s our music,” says frontman Sam Bentley.

Versa the Band Releases New Single and Music Video “ROLL (Homies Love Democracy)”

Versa the Band is an indie music collective fronted by Long Island native, Ethan Felizzari. The band is passionate about supporting their community and has been seen supporting their community by helping to feed the homeless, but most recently supporting the iconic NYC venue Arlene’s Grocery by performing a Livestream Benefit Concert. Versa also enjoys using their music as a vessel to convey a message and incorporate their personal opinions from their experiences into their music. This includes their newest single, “ROLL (Homies Love Democracy),” out today. The track is a political take on the previous administration, the frustrations of the global pandemic, and a criticism of the current state of the country written from the perspective of the United States.

Toots and The Maytals’ ‘Freedom Train’ Gets Remixed By Samantha Ronson and Pete Nappi

Ahead of the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards where Toots and The Maytals are nominated for Best Reggae Album, Trojan Jamaica continue to honor the late and legendary Toots Hibbert with a stellar remix from Samantha Ronson and Pete Nappi of ‘Freedom Train,’ a fan favorite, taken from his latest critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated studio album Got To Be Tough.

Bear Grillz Drops Bass-Heavy Remix Package “Friends Remixed” EP

Bear Grillz’s cross-genre Friends: The Album continues to encapsulate the theme of collaboration with an official remix release. Spanning seven tracks, the EP sees a plethora of remixes from Kompany, SIPPY & Doctor Werewolf, Pushing Daizies, Sam Lamar, and more, reinvigorating the already dynamic soundscapes.

Bay Area singer/songwriter Kelly McFarling shares ‘Deep The Habit’ LP in full, blends folk, rock, alt-country on dynamic new album; ‘Deep The Habit’ out now

Kelly McFarling, an Atlanta born, Bay Area based singer songwriter, is a musician who makes songs for long drives and fault lines. McFarling gives weight to wistfulness, traverses landscapes and mythologies, and renders the small and ordinary in ultra-vivid color. With a sound that moves between folk, rock, and alt-country, McFarling’s vocals are the constant: warm, assured, often breathtakingly strong. Today she shares her new album, ‘Deep The Habit’ in full.

NO HOPE FOR THE LOST Share Single “Yu Yevon” Off Final Fantasy X Themed EP Out April 9th

Following the Covid related demise of their band Deadlights, Re Mayer (guitar/backing vocals/synth) and Nathanael Bohnet (bass/lead vocals) took the opportunity to reimagine their sound and image to create No Hope For The Lost. They created their forthcoming introductory EP entitled “The Pilgrimage” to give fans a taste of their entirely new sound, but left it just short enough to keep hype levels high.

Groovy metalcore band NO HOPE FOR THE LOST discuss COVID, Alberta DIY artists, video games and more!

Watch the new video for “X Marks” from Venice, Italy and Seattle-based MØAA, off debut LP ‘Euphoric Recall’ out April 2nd on WWNBB!

Under the Radar premiered the video yesterday, stating: “”X Marks” swells over subdued synth chords and chiming guitar tones, as Jancy Rae delivers a stark duet with co-writer and producer Andrea Volpato. Their vocals intertwine over the instrumental, pulling the listener into the surreal dream-like world of MØAA.”