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French Alternative/Pop-Rock/Progressive/Metal duo KNTC released new digital single “The Arrival”

About 2 years after the last EP, Alternative/Pop-Rock/Progressive/Metal duo from Lyon France KNTC shared a first audio glance from its upcoming album with a single called “The Arrival” available right now through all streaming services,

It wil featured on ‘The Great Escape’, their debut full-length record coming out later this year.

New single ‘Problems’ out now!

“Problems” is definitely my most honest song to date. I wrote this song with my best friend about my struggles with anxiety, as I wanted to create a sonic representation of my experiences in my late teens and early twenties.

Skope | Nick Waterhouse video + 2021 tour

LA’s Nick Waterhouse has just revealed a new music video for album cut “B. Santa Ana, 1986” and announced the west coast leg of his 2021 US tour. Animated by Daniel Bermudez, the video follows Waterhouse (ft. The Sensational Barnes Brothers) as a cartoon dog caricature movin’ and groovin’ through a Looney Tunes-esque animated California. Nick’s new album Promenade Blue is out now on Innovative Leisure.

Phish announce combined Summer & Fall 2021 tour dates

Phish has announced plans for a combined Summer and Fall Tour, set to get underway July 28 at Rogers, AR’s Walmart AMP and then travel through a four-night Halloween run – beginning October 28 – at Las Vegas, NV’s MGM Grand Garden Arena. The tour includes multi-night stands at Alpharetta, GA’s Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (July 31 – August 1), Nashville, TN’s Ascend Amphitheater (August 3 – 4), Noblesville, IN’s Ruoff Music Center (August 6 – 8), Hershey, PA’s Hersheypark Stadium (August 10 – 11), Atlantic City, NJ’s Atlantic City Beach (August 13 – 15), George, WA’s Gorge Amphitheatre (August 27 – 29), Stateline, NV’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys (August 31 – September 1), Commerce City, CO’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (September 3 – 5), San Francisco, CA’s Chase Center (October 16 – 17), Eugene, OR’s Matthew Knight Arena (October 19 – 20). Additional highlights include Sacramento, CA’s Golden 1 Center (October 15) – Phish’s first show in the California state capitol in 25 years – as well as Phoenix, AZ’s Ak-Chin Pavilion (October 22), marking the band’s first Arizona date since 2003.

Phish Announces Combined Summer & Fall 2021 Tour

Lovelorn – new album + single

Philadelphia’s Lovelorn recently shared details for their debut album What’s Yr Damage (out on August 6th via 6131 Records), and today the duo (comprised of Anna + Patrick Troxell) have unveiled the album’s gauzy and gleaming second single, “Reason.” With their steadfast take on synth-fueled pop, it is clear that the end of one project begets another, the existence of a troubled past implies a promising future, and a wound can open as a world of potential.

JD Reynolds “Whatever” Lyric Video Out Now

Country singer/songwriter JD Reynolds sets the scene for a spicy summer with the release of the lyric video for her latest single, “Whatever.” Infusing a classic country storyline with pop/rock influence, “Whatever,” makes for the perfect tune to add to your girls-night-out playlist. With no need to worry about what you look like under a ‘trucker’s cap’ and comfortable clothing, the “Whatever” lyric video signifies that the only approval needed is your own! The lyric video brings Reynolds’ vision to life and allows viewers to look forward to sunshine and good times with friends as summer approaches.

Zooming with singer-songwriter JD Reynolds

Video: Karega Bailey – Rose of Sharon (off the album “Prayers of An Angel Father”)

“Rose of Sharon” is Karega Bailey’s latest release from his much anticipated “Prayers of an Angel Father” album.

This particular record is part of a larger, Emmy nominated storytelling component called “Dear Beloved”, which seeks to make room for the voice of mothers who have lost children to gun violence.

The Golden Pony Vibes Out With New Noise Arrival “Say Wuttt?!”

On The Golden Pony’s New Noise debut, “Say Wuttt?!,” the ‘Curly Male’ producer delivers vibey tech-house grooves and a funky percussion beat.

Effortlessly laid-back, “Say Wuttt?!” packages hints of the late disco era sounds into a steady beat. Having produced a strong bassline and intermittent vocals, The Golden Pony maintains a dynamic spirit throughout the track. The tech-house ace keeps the energy up and running with this revitalizing mix.

Clowns are back with blistering new single ‘Does It Matter’

One of Melbourne’s favourite punk rock groups is back, delivering the first in a string of releases for this year – Clowns with ‘Does It Matter?’. Released on the band’s own label – Damaged – ‘Does It Matter?’ is pointed and melodic at the same time. It’s an easy track to get taken up by and as the band’s first hit of new music since 2019’s Nature/Nurture album, ‘Does It Matter?’ lands at the perfect time.


Songwriter Kathriner describes the lead single as a “semi-autobiographical account of an exchange I had with a friend years ago – albeit somewhat of a brief conversation (here) for the sake of fitting it into a song. There are two people who cannot see eye to eye – and yet they are so much alike – both sarcastic, proud, and unwilling to meet in the middle. A good friendship which ultimately ended because each party had shortcomings they were unwilling to admit – at the time. Years later – it’s easier to evaluate, of course. No, her name is not actually Julie.”

Elton John and Years & Years Unveil ‘Its a sin’

A significant and timely cultural moment which will undoubtedly shine a spotlight on the AIDS epidemic during the 80s and the ongoing epidemic in 2021, the collaboration and performance was inspired by the Russell T Davies TV series ‘It’s A Sin’. The series profoundly touched over 18 million viewers across Britain – and brought the fight against HIV/AIDS back into the public conversation at a crucial time in the battle to eradicate the virus. ‘It’s A Sin’ starred Years & Years’ Olly Alexander in an acclaimed leading role, and drew a rapturous reception from fans and critics alike.

Moneybagg Yo Releases New Video “Free Promo ft. Polo G & Lil Durk”

Following the release of Moneybagg Yo’s No. 1 album A Gangsta’s Pain released via CMG/N-less Entertainment/Interscope Records, the Memphis superstar shares his latest video for his heartfelt track “Free Promo” (ft. Polo G & Lil Durk).

“Cognitive Dissonance” Swim the Current Project Feat: Chaka Malik Premiered in Brooklyn Vegan

The project Swim the Current headed up by guitarist Greg Antine has released his next single “Cognitive Dissonance”. Vocalist Chaka Malik (Burn, Orange 9mm), bassist George Pond (Disciples of Verity), and guitarist Joe Gareri (Ernie Ball, Music Man artist, Joe Gareri of Joe Gareri Project) join the head of this project, Greg Antine, this time as musician guests on Swim the Current’s current project release.

Emmrose releases Pop Anthem “Waitlisted”

Emmrose was applying to the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU and put on the waitlist in March, and then one week later she was in the recording studio recording this very song. She calls it a “Dark celebration of rejection” and infuses her sense of humor and infectious melodies into this dance bop.

DZ DEATHRAYS Reveal Video For New Single ‘Make Yourself Mad’ Out Now Alcopop! Records

‘Make Yourself Mad’ is a raucous statement on the role we play in allowing social media, or the media propaganda machine, to boil our blood and seriously impact our mental and physical health. In between heavy guitar riffs, singer Shane Parsons reckons with the sensation of opening an app or turning on the TV, knowing full well the way it’ll make him feel.

SEAFOAM GREEN release glorious sun-drenched ‘Mine All Mine’