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Watch Sook-Yin Lee & Adam Litovitz’ newest video for “Ship It Out”

An iconic Canadian media figure, Sook-Yin Lee is an award-winning filmmaker, musician, actor, visual artist and broadcaster who has immersed herself in myriad creative collaborations. Many of them were made with her life partner and frequent co-creator Adam Litovitz, including their 2015 ethereal electroacoustic album jooj. Though Adam passed away in 2019, his work with Sook-Yin lives on with jooj two, an unapologetic dive into playful art-pop and a document of a lost language between lovers. The album will arrive on April 9 via Mint Records.

ICYMI: The Marías Share “Hush” –First Single Off Upcoming Debut Album CINEMA

“The Marías were born from cinema,” says María. “The reason Josh and I started writing music together was because of cinema. Through a friend, we were connected to a music supervisor who would send us requests for music for films. We’d receive a synopsis of a scene, and then we’d have to write music to it within a couple of days. Not only did that teach us how to write songs together fairly quickly, it taught us how to think like filmmakers. We’d imagine worlds in our minds based on the synopses – the colors in the scene, the lighting, the actors, the set design, and of course, the music.”


“I want people to feel like they’re entering a world when they listen to my music,” says Stokes, “and I feel like this video sets the tone for what’s to come. I created the video concept with my best friend and creative director, Abbie Pitre, and we put together everything from costume design to shot direction. We wanted to capture the feeling of being alone in your obsessive thoughts, unable to distinguish between reality and fiction.”

Jeff Rouse’s THE GEMINI AFFAIR New Song “You’re Perfect” Out Now + Watch The Official Music Video

Jeff Rouse’s dark, post-punk project THE GEMINI AFFAIR released their first single titled “You’re Perfect” from The Gemini Affair’s upcoming EP release To…. The single “You’re Perfect” with bonus single track “Whisper To A Moan” are being released on vinyl by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready’s HockeyTalkter Records. All songs and upcoming EP To… are being released digitally by G4L Records. The song dropped April 9th with a premier on Sirius XM Radio Pearl Jam Channel. The live version of “You’re Perfect” recorded at Studio Litho in Seattle will be released May 6th on YouTube.

Artist: Jasen Coley – Track: Stay Awake

This song means a lot to me. It was the first song I wrote. It’s a song about someone losing the love of there life and wanting them to stay awake for just a little longer before they pass away. With the help of some very talented musicians and a local producer it came together very well. I plan to promote this song and to touch peoples hearts in a meaningful way. 2020 was a very hard year with many losses including someone close to me and a song like this will hopefully resonate with people.

New York Artist, Tod Lippy (Esopus), Announces New LP + Shares Lead Single

Tod Lippy is perhaps best-known as the creator of the award-winning arts journal Esopus (called “a thing of lavish, eccentric beauty” by The New York Times), where he worked over the years with the likes of Jenny Holzer, Jens Lekman, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Kerry James Marshall. Every issue included a CD of brand-new music commis- sioned from musical acts such as Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Neko Case, Low, and Kimya Dawson. Lippy, who studied classical guitar for over a decade, was so inspired by the hundreds of tracks—many created on laptops or in home studios—he received from these artists that decided to start making music on his own.

Track Premiere: Tod Lippy – ‘Ambitions’

John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band to Release “Leftover Feelings” May 31st – Relix Magazine Premieres “I’m In Asheville” Video Today

John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band will release Leftover Feelings on May 21st via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Jerry Douglas and recorded at Historic RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tenn. A meeting of two American music giants in a legendary setting, Leftover Feelings is neither a bluegrass album nor a return to Hiatt’s 1980s days with slide guitar greats Ry Cooder and Sonny Landreth. There’s no drummer, yet these grooves are deep and true. And while the up-tempo songs are, as ever, filled with delightful internal rhyme and sly aggression, The Jerry Douglas Band’s empathetic musicianship nudges Hiatt to performances that are startlingly vulnerable.

Video Premiere: John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band “I’m In Asheville”

SF artist/songwriter Starita shares ethereal “The Dream” video

From his collaborations with members of A Tribe Called Quest to Los Amigos Invisibles and Michael Franti and Spearhead, multi-talented artist and songwriter, Starita, has astounded worldwide audiences with his unique mix of electronic and acoustic instrumentations (drawn from his deep roots in dance, ambient, funk, rock, and techno music). Today he shares his new song “The Dream” featuring acclaimed trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and soul singer Trent Park (off his compositional ambient, avant-garde, experimental album ‘The Wake Up Call’) with Glide Magazine.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Starita Teams Up with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and Singer Trent Park on Cinematic Track “The Dream”

Lindsay Schoolcraft Launches Album Experience on Patreon

Juno nominated singer/Songwriter LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT (Antiqva) is pleased to announce that she has launched a Pateron in order to better connect and engage with her fans. The Pateron will be used to give Exclusive Songs, Live Performances, Monthly Hang Outs, and videos documenting the creative process. Fans will also get to vote on what song she works on next and have a say in helping aid along the creative process, essentially contributing to Lindsay’s next album.

Needles // Pins Premiere Video for New Single from Upcoming LP

Maybe it’s the endless pieces of soft, soothing music being described as ‘a soothing balm for the stresses of the pandemic age’, but don’t you sometimes find yourself wishing for a solid rock’n’roll record to cut to your core and send your fists soaring towards the sky? Okay, our moshpits may not extend much further than the faces in our living rooms right now, but goddamit, some of us really just want some punk rock to help us feel alive.

Yung Mal & Pooh Shiesty Connect for the Head-Nodding “Walkin”

Exuding supreme confidence and insatiable hunger, Yung Mal is a master of nimble flows and fast=talking flexes. Sparring with a kindred spirit for a speaker-knocking trap anthem, Mal connects with Pooh Shiesty for “Walkin,” his new single. Trading verses atop ominous piano-led production, the Zone 6 native and the “Back In Blood” hitmaker prove to be complementary collaborators, Mal’s stutter-stepping triplets (“Neck full of water, b*tch I need a bucket”) bouncing off Pooh’s drawly tough-talk (“No ain’t no gettin’ away they said some sh*t made us forever beefin”). Directed by Jerry Production, the video (releasing today at 6pm ET) finds Mal and Pooh Shiesty counting cash at a safehouse in Zone 6, surrounded by real ones from Memphis and ATL, including Mal’s close friend and frequent collaborator Lil Quill. “Walkin” is the latest single from 1.5 Way Or No Way, Mal’s upcoming mixtape.

Chief Ghoul shares new single + video “The Blackest of Souls”

Louisville’s “Delightfully menacing” (Baeble Music) Chief Ghoul shares his new single “The Blackest of Souls” today along with a spooky, sultry and shadowy new video. As the first visual to accompany the forthcoming sixth album, These Lycanthropic Blues, due out June 4, 2021, “The Blackest of Souls” video is ripe with allegory. Like something out of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales,” the story ends with Chief Ghoul unveiling who the real monster is.

Charlottetown Rockers ARSENAL MILLS Refuse to “Cry No More” in Rockin’ New Single

Vocalist and guitarist Brad Milligan says “Cry No More” first came together very spontaneously and naturally. “Griff brought this big, sing-along chorus to me that he’d been working on,” Milligan recalls of the band’s lead guitarist, Griffen Arsenault. “From there, and in only a short time, we had all the music and lyrics written out.”

Pop Artist Nadia Vaeh Drops New Video For “Never Leave The Basement”

Nadia Vaeh has released her WandaVision inspired music video for “Never Leave the Basement.” The video takes Nadia through the decades while she sings about how every day feels the same like you’re stuck in a basement with life on loop, and the toll that can take on your mental health. An experience anyone can relate to during the past year.

BLUFF Drops New Track “Fight The Feeling”

BLUFF is a Russian-born, Canadian electronic music artist who bridges the gap between organic and digital realms. Making his musical start as a teen in various rock bands, playing guitar and singing, BLUFF discovered electronic music and never looked back. His work gets its distinct sound by combining his love of older alternative music, great songwriting and fresh sounds.

Bri Fletcher Releases Official “Pessimist” Music Video

Rising singer/songwriter Bri Fletcher has released the official music video for “Pessimist.” Written by Fletcher, Zach Williams and Shaina Arb, and premiered American Songwriter, “Pessimist” ‘is a is a powerful statement of resilience and grit’ and showcases Fletcher’s ‘beautiful combination of soaring melodies and powerhouse-injected vocal confidence’ (B-Sides & Badlands). The show-stopping track has also been featured on Spotify editorial playlists Wild Country, Fresh Finds: Country, New Music Nashville, Young Country and Next From Nashville.

Bri Fletcher Finds Strength With New Song, “Pessimist”


Texas-born, GRAMMY Award-nominated, and multi-platinum hip-hop artist Travis Scott is excited to announce that his Astroworld Festival has fully sold out in under an hour with over 100,000 total guests scheduled to attend the weekend event this fall. The music festival is slated to return for a third year to NRG Park in Houston, Texas with an expanded two-day format on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6.

Rudy Touzet Releases New Single “Contigo” ft Teddi

“When I listen to Contigo I picture myself on a boat with my friends and family. I really wanted to keep this song very close to home and have the guitar and bass bring me back to the boat days and dance floors in Miami,” shared Rudy. “I really want listeners to just break out into dance with their friends and sing the lyrics. I wanted this song to be fun, catchy, and make you feel free!”

LYDIA CAN’T BREATHE Releases New Single “SHEEP” + Official Music Video

Hard rock metal quartet LYDIA CAN’T BREATHE released their brand new single titled “SHEEP” to all digital outlets today! The single is a fresh take on the band’s trademark sound with melodic guitars and dark tendencies. It showcases their ear candy intros, face melting guitar riffs, while still clinging to their heavy transitions and breakdowns.

Let’s time-travel together in my latest music video

Directed and edited by the multi-talented Evan Blum, the video shines light on the darker side of the entertainment and social media industries. With fashion looks and set designs curated by the brilliant Lani Rose, my vision for the song was brought to life in such a way I thought could only exist in my dreams.

DENM ft. Jared Watson – New Music Video

With the upcoming release of Slum Beach Denny, it’s time to add DENM to the storied list of Southern California’s musical ambassadors. Like his most recent predecessors Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, and Sublime, the twenty-something multi-talent drops plenty of hazy daze optimism into his melting pot of youth culture and life experience, emerging with a 21st century soundtrack from SoCal’s sun-kissed sand, surf, and streets. DENM’s versatile and original songs have amassed over 22 million streams and earned praise from the likes of Billboard, NYLON, Fuse, OC Weekly, Impose Magazine, The Pier, and Acid Stag, among others. His varied influences range from Mac Miller, The Clash and Peter Tosh to Misfits, Ben Harper and ThePharcyde, all mixed together with that classic west coast sound. A devotedly independent artist, DENM signed with Ineffable Records in 2020 and this first full-length record is an immense source of pride as his coming-of-age moment. – (Photo Credit: Dave Kraina)

Sofija shares 50s diner video for R&B single “Right Next To You”

Pronounced “Sophia”, R&B artist Sofija is a 22-year-old Portland, OR native offering a fresh and soulful sound with the influence of artists like Kehlani, Snoh Aalegra, Mac Ayres, and NIKI. She released her first single was released at the beginning of this year.

GodBodyCash – “Revenge” (Single)

This Alternative, HipHop/Rap, genre-fusing song, with its intensifying melodies, as GodBodyCash himself describes it, speaks for anyone that has been overlooked, doubted, or underestimated and infuses the vibe that will motivate them to do what it is that they want to do and achieve the highest level of their due in that regard, to get what they deserve.