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Ally Barron Releases New Single “T-Shirt”

“I wrote the song T-Shirt as a reminder to let go of toxicity in our life, whether that’s people or things. Sometimes we cope by holding on to the past, even when all it does is remind us of dark memories.I’ve come to learn that the best way to make room for the good is to let go of the bad,” shared Ally. “This song was in the making for a long time. It took a few attempts to get the production and melody perfect, but I’m so happy with how it turned out. This song is definitely my favorite from my EP, so I hope you all love it as much as I enjoyed creating it.”

Ella Rosa Reimagines “Englishman In New York”

With “Englishman in New York,” Ella breathes a new life into the track with her unique perspective as a Brit-turned-American. Speaking on the track Ella states “Sting has always been an idol of mine and when I moved to NY around the age of 12, it was sort of a culture shock for me. I thought there wouldn’t be many differences in the US culture compared to the UK culture but boy was I wrong! This record helped to put that experience into words for me.” With a signature blend of pop, soul, and R&B, Ella’s cover of Sting’s track will give new listeners a fresh & current take on the song.


“Bigga League,” like a lot of Projexx’s best singles, finds the dancehall auteur pulling from different sounds. His cool vocals are backed by both the lush electronics of dancehall and trap’s rim-rattling basslines with a hint of R&B’s dewy emotion. It’s an appropriately boundary-pushing, anthemic sound for a song celebrating the artists’ come-up, meant to inspire others around the world to follow “bigga dreams.” For Projexx, that’s what the track is all about: motivation.

The Shootouts Release Sophomore Album “Bullseye”

Equal parts vintage Nashville, Texas swing, and Bakersfield bravado, The Shootouts’ sophomore album Bullseye draws heavily from the music on which the band’s members were brought up, packaging all of country music’s classic subgenres in their modern, signature sound. Produced by former BR459 lead singer Chuck Mead, Bullseye shows The Shootouts mining their roots and expanding the territory they explored with their debut album, Quick Draw. The songs invoke a wide array of country music’s most important contributors, lassoing the band’s classic influences and bringing them straight into the present. “Great songs. Great picking. Great singing,” says Mead. “Bullseye gives it all to you. What more can you ask for?”

AWAKE AT LAST Release New Single “Armageddon” + Official Lyric Video

Awake at Last released their new single titled “Armageddon” to all digital outlets via The Fuel Music today. Sirius/XM Octane premiered “Armageddon” and has added it to their Test Drive.


Accompanying the EP’s release is the official video for “Bloody Nose”. The aptly named visual directed by Miles Lee starts with HRT SZN’s bloody nose, resulting from an altercation over a love interest. It then unfolds into an intimate portrait of pure emotion and heartache that channels through his demons while depicting love and addiction as a package deal. Speaking on the video, HRT SZN says, “‘Bloody Nose’ is about how I always end up putting my faith into the wrong people or things and never learning the lesson.”

Zaytoven Hits the Fo15 For “Bigger Picture” Video, Ft. Lil Bean, ZayBang, Lil Yee & More

Proud of his San Francisico roots, trap superproducer Zaytoven perfected his trade in the Fillmore District before finding fame in the South. Joining forces with some of San Francisco’s finest young emcees, Zaytoven teams with EMPIRE to share “Bigger Picture,” the latest video from Zaytoven Presents: Fo15, a compilation mixtape that celebrates SF’s rising rap scene and charted in the top 20 of Apple Music’s Hip-Hop Albums chart. A poignant and propulsive slapper that combines Zay’s twinkling keys with the bouncing bass and crisp handclaps popular in the Bay, “Bigger Picture” is a tribute to those suffering in the trenches, featuring contributions from buzzing SF natives like ZayBang, Lil Bean, KxNG Llama, Prezi, and Lil Yee. Directed by Mota Media, “Bigger Picture” is a picturesque video that finds the track’s five emcees on a speedboat in the San Francisco Bay before they navigate to a rooftop party with booze and beautiful women.

Jeris Johnson invites you to the party-of-the-year with “One Night” track/video 

Today, Jeris Johnson debuts his new single “One Night” alongside a ‘NSFW’ visual. The entrancing video begins with Jeris explaining the need to ‘bring the music video to his house’. In the following frames, viewers are quickly thrown into a celebration; filled with everything we’ve been yearning for this past year – friends, intimacy, and a Project X level party. Backed by Jeris’ killer vocals and undeniable energy, “One Night ” takes viewers into the rager of their lives.

Nightly Release New Single “lover/loner” Today

Written and recorded on the beach in Florida, the song’s sunny and upbeat sound is juxtaposed against the lyrics, “the angel’s always trying to fight the devil on my shoulder / one day I’m in love and the other I’m a loner.”


Memphis rap star NLE Choppa returns with a raw and emotionally intense new song, “Final Warning” on No Love Entertainment/Warner Records. The song goes after haters of all sorts, from those who have doubted him to the police departments trying to lock him up. It shows off just how big a range Choppa has—he can rap about personal moments of triumph on one song, then flip a switch and take down the doubters on songs like “Final Warning.”

NLE Choppa Releases New Single ‘Final Warning’: Listen

7evin7ins Shares New Single “I.H.M.F. (i hate my friends)”

Today, 7evin7ins shares his new single “I.H.M.F. (i hate my friends).” The track, which follows 7evin7ins’ previous single “Let Go,” was inspired by forced friendships and the ultimate choice to distance oneself from disingenuous people. “We’ve all at one point or another looked around at a crowd of people we surrounded ourselves with, and realized we didn’t fit in with them,” shares 7evin7ins. “I.H.M.F is a song about exactly that…distancing yourself from those people and finding your own path.” He continues, “I actually wrote this song about some people I got myself involved with recently. It for sure opens up your eyes about who is truly genuine in this world.”


Ai Bendr shares a bouncy new anthem entitled “Coffee” today. Once again, the 18-year-old songstress flexes her vocal prowess as a dynamic performer, strong pen game as a writer, and undeniable charisma as a rising star. On the track, twinkling keys glimmer through organic beats as her voice flutters towards an energetic and emotionally charged hook, “Never met somebody who won’t wanna make you coffee…I just need you on me.” It’s a delightfully caffeinated bop brewed up with a kick. The song is accompanied by an evocative visual that spotlights Ai, as choreographed by Matty Peacock, in first person view as she dances throughout Los Angeles.

Elley Duhé Returns With Stunning New Offering ‘Kids Of The Night’

Today. Elley Duhé makes her stunning return with the reveal of vibrant left-pop offering, Kids Of The Night. An artist who has racked up 100’s of millions of streams and collaborated with ZEDD on his stellar hit, Happy Now. Elley Duhé is set for a prolific second half of 2021. Arriving with a striking video, the doomful cut is an exciting statement of intent from an artist set for big things.

Ava Rowland’s “Run Like Hell” Lyric Video Out Now

Country music singer/songwriter Ava Rowland turns up the heat as we slide into summer with the release of the lyric video for her latest single, “Run Like Hell.” Sounding off the sunshine with an upbeat love ballad, “Run Like Hell” highlights Ava’s unmatched vocal standard while also providing a story that everyone can relate to. The single details being head over heels in love and tumbling towards heartache. The lyric video gives the storyline a whole new visual meaning as Ava’s thoughts come alive before our eyes.

PREMIERE: Rising Star, Ava Rowland’s “Run Like Hell”


After the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album, Big Baby D.R.A.M., multiple GRAMMY nominee Shelley FKA DRAM has spent the past few years not only working on new music, but most importantly working on himself. Ever since he was introduced to the world with his songs, “Cha Cha,” and “Broccoli,” the multi-platinum singer’s career has taken him on a journey enabling him to meet people like Rick Rubin, Snoop Dogg, Beyoncé and Erykah Badu. He’s traveled the globe, toured with Kendrick Lamar and performed at Coachella. After getting wrapped up in the fast life with no breaks, he took some time to focus on improving his health, voice and personal growth. Now it’s time for everyone to meet him: Shelley.


The Hilo Hi-Flyers Release New Single “The Island of My Dreams”

“‘The Island of My Dreams’ (and really the whole record) is inspired by daydreams of adventure in far away places,” shares steel guitarist, vocalist and band leader Kale Stiles. “It’s an homage to sitting in class or on the bus, imagining you are somewhere far more exotic doing something far less mundane.” He continues, “As a jazz act, we don’t just want to play hip licks and tight grooves. Our top priority is to transport the listener, like a great soundtrack would. When people hear our record, I want them to close their eyes and imagine they are lost in the jungle, or relaxing on the beach.”

Vincent Neil Emerson Announces Self-Titled Album Produced by Rodney Crowell

Citing heroes such as Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clarke and Steve Earle, Emerson shares, “I think I’ve always gravitated towards artists that are honest about what they’re doing. It’s the most important thing because people have a chance to connect to a little more if you’re telling the truth.”

JEFF KOLLMAN Releases Original Version Of ‘A Jam For Jason’ To Benefit JASON BECKER

Guitarist/songwriter JEFF KOLLMAN (ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT, ASIA FJP, GLENN HUGHES) has released the recently re-discovered, never before heard original version of ‘A Jam For Jason’ as originally intended for 2001’s ‘Warmth in the Wilderness: A Tribute to Jason Becker’, recorded with his instrumental trio, COSMOSQUAD, and a stellar cast of guest players.

Dubbed COSMOSQUAD & THE JASONAUTS – ‘A Jam For Jason MMXXI’, the cut features appearances by Chris Poland (OHM, ex-MEGADETH), Vinnie Moore (UFO), Patrick Lachman (DIESEL MACHINE, ex-HALFORD), and Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS).

New Orleans art-pop/electronic duo People Museum share haunting “ICE” video with FLOOD Magazine

People Museum is an art-pop, electronic band started by Jeremy Phipps and Claire Givens in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, LA in 2016. Inspired by afro-beat, hip-hop, choral, and marching band music, People Museum has formed a sound that could only come from the eclectic corners of Louisiana. Created with the intention of bringing nature to the future, People Museum combines the brass-filled past with the synthesizer heavy, progressive underground of New Orleans. Today they share their video for “ICE” with FLOOD Magazine.

Out now: ‘HOME’,’ the debut EP from EVVAN

Alt-folk singer-songwriter, EVVAN, is thrilled to release her debut EP, Home, today, April 30, 2021. Known for her distinctive voice and singular sound, replete with textured melodies and layered harmonies inspired by a mix of Fleetwood Mac, Foy Vance, and Brandi Carlile, EVVAN creates a haven through her use of delicate guitars, ethereal vocal lines, and an evocative lyric reminiscent of home. The EP reflects a period of personal awakening during which EVVAN revamped her writing, melodies, and artistic identity. It examines themes of sexuality and gender, self-discovery and acceptance, and relationships both beginning and ending. Home was recorded in Los Angeles, co-produced by EVVAN and members of the band Milo Greene (who also appear on the record), and mixed/engineered by GRAMMY winner Sean O’Brien.

Aussie award-winning rocker Eden James – new single “Stranger” OUT NOW

International award-winning artist rocker Eden James releases his newly remixed blues rock single, “Stranger,” today. The song is about curing the break-up blues with a roll in the hay with a stranger. The new mix and radio edit mix by Grammy Award-winning engineer Brian Paturalski (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Silverchair) are available on all major digital platforms now. “Stranger” is from James’ fourth studio album, All the Good Blank are Taken, set to release on Dandy Ram Records on July 9th.

Kaelin Kost Releases New Single + Music Video “Lightning Love”   

Lightning Love is a bittersweet song about a relationship that’s intense and passionate, but ultimately unstable and fleeting. I like that it comes across as a love song in feel and melody (with a hint of cassette tape nostalgia) but if you listen to the lyrics, it’s actually about something quite toxic. Hence, “drowning when the seas are rough, but when it’s calm it’s not enough.” It’s about initially thinking you have the upper hand in a relationship, but ending up fragile, vulnerable, “struck.”


Anonymous duo Newspoke today release their sophomore album, Knocking on the Door of Daylight. The album follows the release of singles “Clean”, “Friend”, and “Sleep Well” which were acclaimed by publications such as American Songwriter and BTR Today.

Under The Radar Magazine shared the new album and said, “Knocking On The Door Of Daylight is pure indie rock brilliance, delivering indelible hooks over adventurous instrumentals and a wonderfully lush recording.”.


Today, multi-platinum rock band Chevelle uncover the music video for their latest single “Mars Simula.” A standout from their chart-smashing ninth full-length album, NIRATIAS., the video premiered earlier today via an exclusive on Facebook.

M. Aubrey announces EP, shares charged new single “Overrated”

Born in Miami, FL, M. Aubrey’s sound has gone through an eclectic musical evolution. His initial induction into classic rock evolved into metal and alternative rock genres, taking influence from bands including Nirvana, Protest the Hero, and Green Day to name a few. Later on, M. Aubrey started incorporating layered elements of dance pop and EDM production to his foundational rock sound.

Grave Flowers Bongo Band Shares Strength of Spring

Today, Grave Flowers Bongo Band shares Strength Of Spring LP, out today on Castle Face Records. Under The Radar premiered the album, praising “light on lyrics but heavy on grooves, the record recalls the flinty guitar work and barrelling drumming of early Led Zeppelin with added touches like Stooges-esque bursts of sax and the unbridled psych freakouts of modern garage psych heroes like Osees.”

HANNES GROSSMANN Releases New Single “The Great Designer” – Premiering via Heavy Blog Is Heavy

One of the most prolific and acclaimed drummers in modern tech-metal, HANNES GROSSMANN is excited to share another track off his upcoming solo album. The musician has partnered with Heavy Blog Is Heavy to premiere his new single “The Great Designer”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Hannes Grossmann Is “The Great Designer”


The cinematic video opens with a moment of tense conflict as a girl gravitates to TheHxliday through the fray. In between thrilling vignettes, TheHxliday and multiplatinum Chicago superstar Polo G turn up together on screen, trading bars before the hypnotic hook takes hold over thick trap keys. Fusing action and mesmerizing choreography, it illuminates the buzzing talent’s charisma and star power.

A FRIEND, A FOE Return with “DMSTC” Video and Single

2021 Welcomes the return of A Friend, A Foe. The band has just released an action-packed and meaningful new music video and single for the song “DMSTC”

When asked about the track, the band had this to say

“The song brings a hard-hitting sound written about a hard-hitting topic. A Friend, A Foe hopes to help spread awareness about this while at the same time breathing in new life to the band after a 2-year hiatus.”

Radio Days Unveil New Single and Video From Upcoming LP – Sounds Rad Promo Materials

Radio Days are a powerpop trio hailing from Milan, Italy who have been on the scene since 2008, playing in their current line up since 2015. They are an ideal mix of Beatlesque melodies of the 60s and 70s punk energy; combining the sounds of early Elvis Costello, the Rubinoos’ vocal harmonies, Big Stars’ scratching determination and the Knacks’ easy listening melodies. You can watch a video for their brand new single, “What Is Life”, now. Album download and stream links are below for review as well….

MAITREYA Shares Black Mirror Inspired Psychedelic Progressive Video “Pilgrim”

Canadian progressive metalcore outfit Maitreya will be unleashing their upcoming full-length “Hyper Reels” this coming June 2021. The sophomore album boasts a higher degree of musical complexity, filthy breakdowns and a wider range on the vocals ebbing from melodic cleans into sustained growls set to a whirlwind of complicated riffs. The record is a heavily layered listening experience, a cacophony of styles, merging together to create an intense wall of sound that forces you to pay attention to all the subliminal notes and tempo changes.