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Dez shares, “Lost” invites the listener into the mind of a castaway. “Is there anybody listening? Did you get the message? Sending SOS’s all across the way”. The song presents itself as a message in a bottle from a desert island.”

Dez Money Casts Himself Through the Light and Dark of “Lost”

Set Into Motion Release New Single “Only a Sith Deals in Absolutes”

Pop punk trio Set Into Motion have released their new single “Only a Sith Deals in Absolutes,” available on all digital streaming platforms. The single gives listeners just a small taste into what’s up next on their new EP, which is set to be released on May 7th. Although the zany trio have a laid back demeanor on their social media accounts, their approach stems from wanting to remain both relatable and down to earth with their listeners.

Australian Alt-Pop Artist Chymes Shares Video For “Death Wish”

She explains the inspiration, “This song’s idea started from the moment when your mother scolds you for doing something stupid and says ‘have you got a death wish?!’ It’s about being desperately attached to someone or something that is bad for you and doesn’t do anything good in your life, but the adrenaline of the danger is addictive and makes you feel alive. I kind of relate this song to my battle with my anxiety disorder. It is definitely this awful thing that is attached to me, or that I’m attached to, and I can’t get rid of it. It fuels my everyday motions and I know it’s not healthy but it’s hard to fight it.”

Ley Line Releases New Single “En Busca del Agua”

Austin’s fast rising multilingual folk fusion group, Ley Line, release their new single “En Busca del Agua” today on all digital platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and more. The single was previously released as a Bandcamp exclusive with the proceeds going to support the Austin Youth River Watch, and with so much positive feedback from fans that love and resonate with the song, Ley Line decided to release it officially during the week of Earth Day.

James McAlister (Taylor Swift) and Noah Dickie (Coastwest Unrest) announce new indie rock project The Tell

Indie singer-songwriter Noah Dickie of Las Vegas duo Coastwest Unrest and LA-based composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist James McAlister who’s worked with everyone from Sufjan Stevens and The National to Taylor Swift, have joined creative forces to create a new project defined as The Tell. They debut their captivating first single “Clap Clap” today on Reclaim Records, a timely indie-rock anthem that reflects the ranging emotions felt by so many over this last year.

Biig Piig shares new track/video “Lavender”; New EP – The Sky Is Bleeding – announced for May 21st

Biig Piig’s nomadic spirit takes on a surreal new edge with the forthcoming project. Speaking about the EP, she says:”‘The Sky Is Bleeding’ is a project that I’ve let myself be free and open about situations and fantasies of mine that I haven’t touched on before. My sexuality and secrets I wanted to take the listener as close as I could to some of the intimate and vulnerable places I go alone.”

Lil Poppa & Toosii Takes Flight in New Song + Video!

Don’t Believe In Ghosts New Single “Put Your Head Back” OUT NOW!

Alternative rock band Don’t Believe In Ghosts released their first single “Put Your Head Back” which was mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons) today via Imagen Records / ADA Warner.

“Love this band and this song ! Very talented group and one to watch” says Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Elton John).

London based rapper Le3 bLACK ups the tempo with new electronic inspired EP ‘3 LINK’

London-based rapper Le3 bLACK today presents his latest EP ‘3 LINK’: “For the past couple months, I have been producing an EP with sounds that have been influencing me throughout the years. It’s my first EP that has an electronic vibe and experimental tendencies. I’ve produced it with my fellow musicians Aerside, Kmado, Goodbyechase & James. We delved into a world where we have created something that resonates with me currently and sounds that are futuristic reminiscent of sci-fi films and glossy fluorescent colours.”

Caroline Kingsbury Shares “Kissing Someone Else” Video

Today, Caroline Kingsbury shares her long-awaited Heaven’s Just A Flight LP, out now on Fortune Tellers Records. FLAUNT premiered the LP alongside the music video for “Kissing Someone Else,” praising the album as “an honest retelling of her life.”

Country Music Standout Ava Rowland’s Latest Single “Run Like Hell” Available Now

Country music singer/songwriter Ava Rowland turns up the heat just in time for summer with the release of her latest single, “Run Like Hell.” Sounding off the season with this upbeat love ballad, “Run Like Hell” highlights Ava’s vocal ability while also telling a story that everyone can relate to. This single details an all too familiar feeling of being head over heels in love and tumbling towards heartache. While everyone tells you to “run like hell”, you run from their opinions and let young love turn into a lesson. “Run Like Hell” is available now to stream and download on all digital platforms with a premiere on Country Sway.

OUT TODAY: The Brother Brothers’ “Calla Lily” On Compass Records

The Brother Brothers’ sophomore album Calla Lily is out today on Compass Records. The new album from the duo builds where they left off with their breakout debut album Some People I Know. Adam and David Moss bring a combination of immaculate harmonies, consummate musicianship and incredible depths of empathy in their songwriting that makes the songs on Calla Lily so incredibly timeless. As No Depression writes in their glowing review; “the warm harmonies and silky melodies of identical twins David and Adam Moss evoke the kind of ’60s-era folk tunes that reverberated through dark, wood-paneled bars in the Village.”


Is There Anybody Out There is the lead single from his forthcoming third album and is mixed, mastered and produced by fellow Glaswegian producer Jon Campbell (The Time Frequency). The single is co-written by fellow label mate Ollie Wride and the result is a high-energy outrun-infused synth pop banger featuring some nostalgic references to epic 90s dance pop and Neverending Story-esque synth arpeggios.


“I’ve always known that I wanted to be a recording artist. I wanted the life that I’d seen my favorite musicians and bands live. I moved all the way from Omaha, Nebraska to achieve that dream and sometimes that dream pulls you in a direction that separates you from another thing you want in your life. ‘Caught In The Middle’ is about that constant push and pull and trying to find the balance in my personal life and music career.”

Brandy Clark debuts new video for “Remember Me Beautiful”

Of the video, Clark shares, “This is for everyone who has loved and lost someone. Thank you all for sharing a bit of yourselves in this.”


Today, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Birdy announces new track “Second Hand News” taken from her long-awaited fourth album, Young Heart. Following “Deepest Lonely” – ‘deeper, darker territory…authentically haunting – The Guardian’ – “Second Hand News” is a rousing piano ballad that details drifting apart from a partner based on speculation and conjecture.

Lenny The Heart announces new EP, shares music video for ILYGF (I Like Your Girlfriend)

Erie Colorado via Fort Lauderdale, singer-songwriter Lenny The Heart unveil a new music video for “ILYGF (I Like Your Girlfriend)” the latest single from their upcoming EP ‘Rokklenin’. “ILYGF (I Like Your Girlfriend)”, centers around conflicting feelings around its narrator developing feelings for a love interest already in a committed relationship. Despite the heavy theme, the song has a more lighthearted sound with spirited guitars and jovial vocals. Check out a single with “rugged snark and genuine swagger” over at Jammerzine today!

First Look: Lenny The Heart – ILYGF (I Like Your Girlfriend)

Slacker Hazy Rock: The Roots Producer

“It started with me and Owen in a room with a laptop, a microphone, a MIDI controller, and a pocket synth,” recalls Josh. “It completely blossomed from there into something meaningful for me. The sound is meant to be much bigger than that. I try to approach it from a holistic standpoint and ask questions like, ‘Is this cathartic for me? Is it universal? Will it be cathartic for somebody else? How does it relate to what’s going on in the world?’ There’s a very serious side of the refinement process. I’m always dedicating myself to the craft of songwriting, getting better, and learning from the past in order to do something new.”

ARMNHMR and Anki Shine Bright on “Sun Comes Up On You (feat. Amidy)”

“Sun Comes Up On You” marks the latest collaboration between LA duo ARMNHMR and Bristol-based producer Anki, following Anki’s 2020 remix of ARMNHMR’s “Forever Young (feat. Melanie Fontana).” Once again, ARMNHMR delivers their #HammerSound in full throttle, carving out a pristine soundscape for Anki to layer intricate guitar melodies over. Amidy, who recently performed alongside ARMNHMR at Infinite Skies SoCal, tops off the track with his delicate, yet powerhouse vocals, tying together the composition with an emotional touch.