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Soulful Indie Songstress – Ambar Lucid

Rising artist Ambar Lucid is a voice for the new generation of Latinx youth. The Dominican/ Mexican songstress has been at the forefront of the new wave of Indie Latinx artists in America. The presence of Ambar’s influences of psychedelic rock and artists such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Doors along with her ability to flow effortlessly between Spanish and English helps create a path of her own.

Paid Pat | “TrapMixGod” | Music Video

Facecard Records presents Memphis, TN rapper and recording artist, Paid Pat. The street’s most demanded artist teams up with producer, Dr8koo, and Trap-A-Holics for this instant street classic. Paying homage to the streets that raised him, Paid Pat goes in and delivers what the streets have been waiting for, Quality Street Music.

Descendents Announce New Album ‘9th & Walnut’ + Share “Baby Doncha Know”

Today, legendary punk band Descendents announce their upcoming album 9th & Walnut due out July 23 via Epitaph Records. Recorded in 2002, the original four-piece lineup — bassist Tony Lombardo, drummer Bill Stevenson, guitarist Frank Navetta (d. 2008), and vocalist Milo Aukerman — entered the studio to finally record the songs with which they first forged their genre-defining sound.

Wes Patrick – Weak Link

Weak Link is Wes’ modernized take on his childhood obsession with Pop-Punk. To put it simply, it is about loving someone that doesn’t love you back. It was written and produced by Wes Patrick. The music video was also directed and edited by Wes.

Wes Patrick is an Asian-American singer/songwriter from Orange County, California. His genre-bending style between alternative rock and hip-hop is refreshing to the ear. Wes was raised in a traditional Asian household, so a career in music was viewed as dishonorable. To keep his family from finding out, Wes has recorded a majority of his discography from the backseat of his Toyota 4Runner. His music is happy, unapologetic, and full of emotion.


Rising star Maisie Peters has unveiled “Funeral,” a heartfelt ballad featuring GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist, James Bay. The original song is featured on the ‘Trying: Season 2 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack)’. Listen HERE. Furthermore, both artists are set to perform the track for the first time on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday, May 10th.


LiYON began his career as a full-time songwriter and producer in 2010, making music for films, ads and other artists. After years behind the scenes in Toronto and Los Angeles, and winning a Gemini award along the way, he returned to his hometown of Montreal. That’s when he started making music as LiYON, as a way to release what had been building up in his heart and soul.

The Happy Fits Release Video For “Two Of Many”

“For ‘Two of Many’ we wanted to do something a little different,” Calvin Langman said regarding the creation of their new video. “It’s a fun song and after we had our stop motion music video for our song ‘Moving,’ we thought it would be really cool to do an animated video. We went to our dear friend Alexis and gave her an idea of what we were looking for but to also be creative with it! She took it to a whole new level and we can’t wait for everyone to see it!”

Don’t Believe In Ghosts Premiere Official Music Video for “Put Your Head Back”

The night the world shutdown in 2020 Don’t Believe In Ghosts was set to headline Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory. This on the heels of two sold-out headline shows at New York City’s Iconic Bowery Ballroom and the band’s first U.S. tour, 2020 was lining up to be a breakout year for the band. With touring put on hold just as the band’s single “Living Like This” began taking off at radio, singer Steven Nathan and his family were dealt a direct hit as his brother Robert Nathan passed away from COVID 19.

Guided By Voices Inc. Announces Cub Scout Bowling Pins Debut LP

Cub Scout Bowling Pins hop in the “Magic Taxi”, turn on the AM radio and time travel 40-45 years back in time. The project is mysteriously presented, but it’s a thinly-veiled alias of the ridiculously prolific and talented Guided By Voices.

Minus the usual punk & prog influences, there are strong whiffs of bubble gum, psych and soft rock with sugary doses of ornate baroque pop. Long renowned scholars of rock, the Ohio players have occasionally worn their influences on their sleeves, but this time they seemingly have their jackets on inside out.

Robert Pollard’s Cub Scout Bowling Pins Announce New Album ‘Clang Clang Ho!’

KATASTRO Releases New Single “The Way I Feel” // Announces New Album ‘Sucker’ Out July 16th

“‘The Way I Feel’ is probably the most personal song for me on the album,” shares vocalist Andy Chaves. “I was going through a shitty breakup and remember not wanting to be in the studio at all that day. The keys that come in the beginning just make you feel good. I remember driving home after that session and I was in the one of the best moods I had been in for a while. I’m hoping this track makes anyone going through the same shit feel the same way I did on that drive home.”

LISTEN: Flight Facilities and Channel Tres Bring the ‘Lights Up’ in New Single (Future Classic/Glassnote Records)

Today, Australian producer duo Flight Facilities return to their beloved fanbase, delivering a new single immersed in a feeling of West-Coast cool imparted by collaborator Channel Tres. Released on Future Classic/Glassnote Records, ‘Lights Up’ marks the band’s first release of 2021 with a direct flight to Channel Tres’ own Compton California.

Holy Ship! Wrecked 2021 w/ Charlotte De Witte, Seth Troxler, Enrico Sangiuliano, Ben Böhmer, Rebuke, and more

Blazing a party path across the Caribbean, Holy Ship! has defined and birthed a generation of dance fans and artists, who came of age on the water, and share a common bond that’s spread around the globe. Following the 2020 debut of resort based Holy Ship! Wrecked in the Dominican Republic, the 2021 edition takes over Hard Rock Riviera Maya Resort on the shores of Mexico for four days of music, activities, and luxe accommodations, December 3-7.

Michael Mayo Releases Music Video for “20/20”

Each of the songs on Bones represents a learning experience for Mayo, the building blocks (“Bones”) that made him the person he is today. Part of the process of making Bones involved Mayo publicly owning his own bisexuality. In many ways, the collection serves as a letter to himself after years of lying to others about who he truly was and felt. Bones affirms you can live authentically, and not be afraid to express it. Having no black bisexual role models growing up, Michael hopes he can be that person for someone now and that one day we won’t have to “come out” but coexist with our differences. There are several notable dualities in Bones: the juxtaposition of a cappella vocals and electronic effects, the “You and You” of bisexuality, the interplay of words and sounds, the tug between R&B, neo-soul and jazz, the spontaneity of improvisation set against the dictates of classical structure.

SULLEN: Portuguese Prog Metal Unit Releases “The Mounder” Studio Video

Portuguese prog metallers SULLEN recently unveiled “The Mounder,” the final clip in a series of studio videos shot last Summer.

While the track appears on the band’s Post Human debut, released in 2015, it was captured live at Stone Sound Studio on August 9th, 2020 after the Nodus Tollens – Act 1: Oblivion recording sessions and displays the band’s growth as performers.

The Monkees Announce Farewell Tour Dates

Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will embark on their farewell tour in September 2021. Commemorating 55 years of Monkeemania, the tour will embrace major markets in North America through the fall, launching on September 11 in Seattle and ending back where it all began in Los Angeles at The Greek Theater on November 14. Their critically acclaimed concerts feature the voice of Dolenz (who sang The Monkees’ biggest hits: “I’m A Believer,” “Last Train To Clarksville,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”) and the group’s primary songwriter, Nesmith (who wrote such classics as “Mary, Mary,” “Papa Gene’s Blues,” “You Just May Be The One” and “Listen To The Band,” to name but a few).

The Monkees Announce Farewell Tour

The Sea Gypsies ‘Daydream’ – first new music in 2 years

The Sea Gypsies return to the spotlight after a 2 year hiatus releasing their new single ‘Daydream’ today. Their new offering will show a side The Sea Gypsies fans are yet to see, all the while honouring their musical roots.

Speaking to the inspiration behind ‘Daydream’, the band says, “Daydream is a love song, without being an ‘in-your-face’ love song. On the surface, the lyrics are indicative of our vocalist’s (Luke Marlin) relationship experiences, however, the music leaves the listener feeling as though this song is built upon layers of relational failures and triumphs.”

Dot Allison new Single “Long Exposure” Out

After time out to raise a family, Dot Allison returns with Heart-Shaped Scars, her most realised and illuminating album to date, available from July 30th on SA Recordings.

Lead single “Long Exposure”, out today, is indicative of the album’s fragile beauty and is, says Allison, “One of the first songs I wrote on ukulele. Last March I picked up the instrument and started composing, the fact I don’t play the ukulele was very freeing and I had to compose purely by ear, constructing my own chord clusters.”


Platinum recording artist Don Toliver releases “What You Need” on Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack label (Cactus Jack/Atlantic Records) today, May 4th. It’s the debut single off his forthcoming album and released alongside an official video directed by Nabil. Spotify’s Rap Caviar named Toliver Rookie of the Year while Apple Music included him as an Up Next artist. His sophomore album is set for a summer 2021 release.

Trees Speak PostHuman (Soul Jazz)

Nique Got-It | “All My” | Music Video

Nique Got-It delivers another street banger, “All My.” With his confident demeanor, clever lyricism and wordplay Nique Got-It & CMC Entertainment LLC continue to set the bar for the MidWest.

Kelvyn Boy Releases New Visuals ft. Joey B and Kwesi Arthur

Buzzing VGMA award-winning, singer/songwriter Kelvyn Boy releases his latest project for single “Visa” featuring Ghanian hitmakers Joey B (“LA Hustle,” “Cold,” “Akobam”) & Kwesi Arthur (“Baajo,” “Sore,” “Door”). Last Fall, Kelvyn Boy crossed a major milestone in his career, releasing his debut album Blackstar receiving global praises and recognition. Riding the success of his album, Kelvyn Boy is due to release the deluxe version of Blackstar laced with many surprise features, kicking off with a remix release of “Visa.”

HEARTSICK Announce New Release and Tour with A KILLER’S CONFESSION

Lansing Michigan’s Alt-Metal mainstays HEARTSICK have announced they will release their new EP, CINCO, via GODSIZE RECORDS on June 25, 2021. The band will also be heading out on tour supporting A Killer’s Confession starting Saturday May 8 at Ground Zero in Spartanburg, SC.

The follow-up to 2019’s Sleep Cycles, again produced by Josh Schroeder (King810, Tallah, The Color Morale) features 6 new songs.

May 8 – Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
May 9 – Hooligan’s – Jacksonville, NC
May 12 – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
May 13 – The Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
May 14 – The WC Social Club – West Chicago, IL
May 15 – The Back Bar – Janesville, WI
May 16 – The Twisted Spoke Saloon – Pekin, IL

CELTIC HILLS Unleash New Song ‘Alliteratio’ From New Album “Mystai Keltoy”!

Italian legendary Speed/thrash metallers CELTIC HILLS have revealed a new song ‘Alliteratio’ taken from their new album ‘Mystai Keltoy’, coming out on May 15th 2021 via Elevate Records!

Frontman Jonathan Vanderbilt on ‘Alliteratio’:
“Alliteratio is a song written in Italian, thinking about the Sanremo Italian Song Festival! The text uses the grammatical rule of alliteration resulting very poetic and melodic on the notes of the song. Inserting it on the record was a gamble, but it is very pleasing to the audience that listens to us.”

Melodic Death Metal Band RIVAL ORDER Reveals “Next In Line” Lyric Video

“‘Next In Line’ was largely inspired by my own struggles as an artist,” says guitarist Joey Rival. “We face so many obstacles by not only our own design, be it self-doubt or fear of failure, but sometimes from our loved ones who may be unable to see the end result. I have always found music to be my safe space and the one and only way I can truly express myself. My hope is that through my art I can inspire others to continue to pursue their passions.”