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FEEO releases stirring neo-soul single and video | Debut EP June 4th

Experimental Oxford neo-soul singer and producer feeo releases new single ‘feels like we’re getting older doesn’t it’ today, taken from an EP of the same name – out June 4th.

Pauli The PSM releases afro-pop infused ‘Cowgirl (Creeping)’

A multi-faceted creator celebrated for his drumming ability, Pauli came onto the scene as music director for Jamie xx and FKA twigs, then collaborating with an assortment of transatlantic outfits, including Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz Sound System.

Clayton Shay Climbs Charts with New Single “Knee On”

“I was trying to find a way to write a song involving the concept of “neon” in a way that’s different from all the other countless songs about it. So after thinking on it I realized that “Knee On” phonetically sounds the same as “neon” and from there it was all about how can we connect those two concepts in a way that’s relatable,” explains Clayton. “I think a lot of people have experienced falling in love with someone in a bar and having it turn into something long term, so we took that idea and ran with it.”

Clayton Shay Climbs Charts with New Single “Knee On”


Pianist, producer, and composer John Carroll Kirby has announced a new album Septet to be released June 25th via Stones Throw Records. In September 2019, Kirby brought the seven-piece together to perform at LA’s Blue Whale and the energy of the performance became the impetus for the record marking Kirby’s return to ensemble playing. The musicians — Kirby (keyboards), Deantoni Parks (drums), Tracy Wannomae (woodwinds), JP Maramba (bass), Nick Mancini (mallets), Logan Horne (woodwinds), and David Leach (percussion) — laid the album down live in just a few days at 64 Sound Studios in Los Angeles – the result is natural and spontaneous.

Ready for broadcast… Good Vibe from Nigerian Hip Hop / Reggae / Dance Hall sensation Styleh

Styleh was born in 1983 in Delta state to the family Otuata and moved to Lagos, Nigeria when he was 5 years old. He started singing in his church choir at a tender age.

He completed his primary and secondary education in Delta State Nigeria. After secondary school, the Styleh family moved down to Lagos state for his tertiary education and he studied Criminology in National Open University (Noun) and while in University he started his label as Styleh Music world and he became an independent singer.

Listen & Watch: Charles’ dreamy new single, “Remember Blushing”

About the song, Charles shares:
“Remember Blushing is another deliciously maudlin song about the pain I constantly experience from remembering every detail of everything that has ever happened to me. It is about a time I experienced devastation beyond my wildest dreams and spent the next 2 years working around the clock to not let myself think about anything else. All I did was try to put pieces together and maniacally calculate dates to make sense of this horrible thing. It haunts me to this day. Anyway. I am very compulsive so conjuring up the past was my full time job and music is my release. I never worry about the future, I only worry about the past. Which is pointless. I recorded this song in my car whilst inhaling sushi.”


Oakland, CA rapper ALLBLACK has a new album next week, and here’s a new track and video featuring bay area legend E-40 and fellow Oaklander G-Eazy. Directed by David Camarena they keep “Ten Toes” down in the bay from the streets to the hills emphasizing community, remaining loyal to those who have been there from the get, and their city.

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall Bring The Marfa Tapes To Life With New Film // Trio Perform “Geraldene” On Ellen

Available to view for 24 hours via Lambert’s official Facebook page, the film was directed by Spencer Peeples and features live performances set against the West Texas backdrop, candid interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage captured during the five-day album recording sessions in Marfa last November. Barely a dot on the map, Marfa is an eccentric outpost in the midst of a vast expanse of nothingness, the perfect place to lose – or find – yourself. For Lambert, Randall, and Ingram, it’s both. For more than half a decade, the desolate location has become a songwriting haven for the trio, yielding both massive hits and profound personal growth. Recorded raw and loose with just a pair of microphones and an acoustic guitar, The Marfa Tapes is a stunning work of audio verité; an intimate, unadorned snapshot of a moment in time fueled by love, trust, and friendship.

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall Announce ‘The Marfa Tapes’ Film

Hunter Sheridan Reveals Bold Single Out Today!

Hunter released his debut album, Life is a Dream, in May 2020 and has reached over 100k streams cross-platform. He is now following up with a new single, “To You, My Friend,” which highlights the beauty in the briefness of life, and how important it is to show gratitude, support and appreciation to the ones you love while pursuing your own passions.

Misfire – Stream debut album “Sympathy For The Ignorant”

In 2004 at the age of 13 and 14 drummer James Nicademus and Guitarist/Vocalist Jay Johnson formed what ended up becoming the thrash metal band Diamond Plate. In 2007 Jay left that band and has since released multiple solo projects. Diamond Plate went on to be signed to Earache Records for 2 albums and played multiple tours and shows with Overkill, Death Angel, Testament, Megadeth, D.R.I. and many more. Fast forward to 2018. James Nicademus, Tommy Denniger of End of Sanity, and Sean Coogan of Vitrial formed Misfire. Shortly after Tommy decided to follow a different path so James called the only man for the job. His old friend Jay Johnson. A decision that would ultimately solidify Misfires line up.


“Rideboll og Gullborg” is Gåte’s second single from their upcoming EP Til Nord and is a deep dive into the versed tradition of Norwegian folk songs.

The single is a modern take on a medieval ballade which has been song in Norway for centuries.

House in LA

I wrote my new single, “House in LA,” as a song that I could use to get away from reality. It was borne from the idea of a girl being lost and fed up with everything, leaving it all for LA.

I relate to that girl and I think that we all can, especially in the times that we have been living in for over a year now.

Ya Tseen shares official video for “Synthetic Gods” featuring Shabazz Palaces and Stas THEE Boss

April 30th Sub Pop will release Indian Yard, the debut record from Sitka, Alaska project Ya Tseen. To celebrate the group’s impending release, they have shared an official video for the previously released song “Synthetic Gods,” directed by Stephan Gray. Hinging on verses from Shabazz Palaces and Stas THEE Boss, “Synthetic Gods” is sonically seductive, a tense reflection on crisis that summons the pressure needed to ensure Indigenous sovereignty and power to the people.

Peter Green: hear ‘new’ version of ‘Need Your Love So Bad’ from ‘The Albatross Man’ book project by Rufus Publications

For the past 4 years Peter worked directly with Rufus Publications to produce a huge, illustrated visual book of his life and career. Mark Smith at Rufus has been travelling down to Canvey Island on a regular basis to talk to Peter about his life, look through his personal archive and discuss his love for fishing, drawing and listening to a wide range of music on a daily basis. During this time a book of rare images, memorabilia, lyrics and notes from his time in Fleetwood Mac has been assembled with Peter having full control over the book’s direction and details. Peter also played guitar for Mark on occasion, delicately going back through a lifetime of influential music. The resulting book, “The Albatross Man” by Peter Green, will be shipping in October 2021 on what would be his 75th birthday.

Hear the latest single from Lou Barlow, “Love Intervene” out today // LP Listening Party and Q&A happening this Friday, April 30th 7pm EST!

Lou says about the song and video:
Since this is a lyric video I don’t feel the need to explain the lyrics. I can say it’s an anthem and I’m not sure if I’ve ever really written a real anthem before. I shy away from declarations, life is too complicated. But, it’s hard to argue with the power of love. I wrote this song a few years ago and recorded it a few times. I tried it as solo acoustic song and sang it on a few short tours I did, playing backyards and living rooms in the U.S. It seemed to go over well, or, maybe I just like singing it. I tried it with a band too. I’d like to say that this Reason To Live version is the definitive recording of the song but, honestly, I’d like to hear someone else take it to new heights. The sentiment seems almost out of my range sometimes. Believing in love is like that, it can always be bigger but remain so elusive.


Boasting a bevy of fan favorite tunes, the nine-track EP taps into every facet of Max’s enigmatic alternative approach to pop. On “in case (there’s a change of heart),” dusty acoustic guitar creaks underneath his untouched vocal delivery as he confesses, “I’m just online pretending I’m fine, in case there’s a change of heart.” Piano upholds the cinematic “Escape” as he observes, “I sit and watch the fire burn and, suddenly, the lines are blurred,” while his falsetto pierces head-turning lines such as, “My head is on a swivel.” He paved the way for the EP with the latest singe “untitled” last week.

Nathaniel Rateliff releases “It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way” as first ever duet with Willie Nelson

In celebration of Willie Nelson’s 88th birthday, acclaimed musician Nathaniel Rateliff is releasing a rendition of the track “It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way,” originally recorded as a duet with Waylon Jennings. The single, which is Rateliff’s first ever duet with Nelson, marks the latest installment of The Marigold Singles Series, an ongoing project to raise money for Rateliff’s foundation, The Marigold Project, supporting community and nonprofit organizations working for economic and social justice.


Boston Ballet’s first-ever digital season concludes with BB@yourhome: Process & Progress, an approximately one-hour long program featuring a collection of dance films by international choreographic and new-to-North America voices Ken Ossola and Nanine Linning, boundary-breaking choreographer Lex Ishimoto, and Boston Ballet Principal Dancer John Lam. Process & Progress premieres on May 13 and will be available until May 23. Subscribers will receive a streaming link prior to the premiere.

“Process & Progress is an incredible way to end this historic season,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “Boston Ballet is always pushing boundaries, and these unique and highly artistic works do just that.”

Carlos Niño & Friends shares new single “Salon Winds” & film by Cara Strickler

Carlos Niño & Friends share a new single, “Salon Winds” (with Jamire Williams, Nate Mercereau, Jamael Dean and Aaron Shaw), from their forthcoming album, More Energy Fields, Current (out digitally next Friday, May 7th and in stores on LP/CD June 25th via International Anthem). Driven by drummer Williams’ sturdy swing and anchored by Mercereau’s synth guitar comp lines, the track heavily features lyrical flute soloing by Shaw.

Luke Combs debuts new “Forever After All” music video

Of the video, Combs shares, “All of my music videos mean a lot to me, but this one is super special since it features a lot of footage from Nicole’s and my wedding. That was the best day of my life and I’m super lucky to be married to my best friend. I definitely got choked up watching it, and it will be something we hold on to and always cherish.”

Dark pop star Ellise unveils new music video for “Over Breakfast”; debut album Chaotic out 5/14

Bay Area-born Ellise is attracted to pop music’s ability to access the dark sides of the human experience. Her catalogue includes two Halloween EPs: 2018’s Can You Keep a Secret? and 2019’s Under My Bed. “911” from her debut EP attracted significant attention upon release, and Ellise has only continued to build her following since then, with over 100 million total streams across platforms to date.

Norman North Bridges Gap For Hip-Hop And Country Fans

Norman North’s country roots run deep with his upbringing in the small town of Sunnyside, TX where country music was constantly blaring on the radio. North has been successfully writing and producing hip-hop music for years for the likes of Megan Thee Stallion and Moneybagg Yo, but after the passing of his mother recently, North rediscovered his love for country music and the joyful feelings it brings. To North its “memory music” that brings the listener back to a certain place, time or feeling and that’s exactly what he’s aiming to create with his single “Plain Jane,” available now.