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Evidence Drops “Pardon Me” Single and Music Video, New Album Due Out June 25

Today, one of the foundational voices of underground Hip-Hop, Evidence, releases a new single and music video entitled “Pardon Me,” heralding the release of his forthcoming album Unlearning Vol. 1, due out June 25 via Rhymesayers Entertainment. Directed by Stephen Vanasco, the music video follows Evidence as he takes a drive through the Santa Monica Mountains to clear his thoughts. Stopping for a smoke, Evidence delivers contemplative verses as day fades to night: “Nothing corporate / incorporate what I learned and pay the mortgages / never forfeiting / or forbidding what the greatness of my aura is / I’m orbiting / my son gave me more living…”

New Music: Jah Sun & The Rising Tide Release New Single “Rock Paper Scissors”

Jah Sun & The Rising Tide are proud to announce “Rock Paper Scissors,” the first single from their upcoming album Running Through Walls, due out this Summer. The single is out now and accompanied by a vibrant video filmed on location in Goa, India. The band will be on tour starting in May to showcase music from the upcoming release.

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: Jah Sun and The Rising Tide “Rock Paper Scissors”

New > Senso > on Copenhagen’s Petrola80 & Opal Tapes > ‘Drifter94’ EP out today > Listen Here

Senso, fronted by Danish singer Jens Konrad, is an avant-pop maelstrom of dark emotion and satirical humour. Combining earworm melody jacked fresh from 1985, tracked alongside elements from grandiose rock, trap bombast, kawaii breakbeats and contemporary electronics. Utterly unique, think Tears for Fears fronting a new sad boi vibe all too concerned with the current socio-political jigsaw puzzle. Nobody wants to rule the world.

RISING INSANE Share New Single & Video for “Meant To Live”

erman metalcore band RISING INSANE have shared their new single “Meant To Live”, along with an accompanying music video. It’s the first single taken from the band’s new studio album, coming Fall 2021 via Long Branch Records.


Zhavia is kicking off her 2021 era of music with her women’s anthem “Big Girl$ Don’t Cry.” The newly animated visual directed by Tristan Zammit, shows Zhavia defeated in a broken city destroyed by enemies but as her tears drop from being overmatched, she grows an unsuspected power and gets the courage to defeat the monster causing chaos.

Zachary Knowles announces debut album ‘tendency to be a loner’ & shares title track, out now via FADER Label

Rising artist and tender pop creator, Zachary Knowles, announces his debut album, tendency to be a loner, due out August 6, 2021 via FADER Label. Today, he shares the title track “tendency to be a loner,” as a single and lyric video. Ashe co-wrote the track with Knowles, and Alexander 23 helped produce it. An introvert anthem, Knowles sings “I’ve got you / That’s all I need / I got a tendency to be a loner / let’s go be alone together.”


PLIZZKEN has released its debut single “Dear All Happy People” from its upcoming album …And Their Paradise Is Full Of Snakes.

“The idea was to put the energy of the song into visuals. Performance as a band, but also a little storyline without a lot of scenes. We had the goal to bring lyrics, music, and visuals together in a natural way. The basic tenor lyrically in this song is dark, but the music is very catchy and singalong, so we tried to bring that in the visuals, too.” says frontman Sebi Walkenhorst.

Beautifully Tragic Storytelling Folk Album

Jesse Walton is a composer, singer-songwriter and musician based in London. Having spent his teenage years travelling the globe, Walton made a name for himself busking in the streets across Europe and America. His music is raw and authentic, featuring quivering vocals and catchy hooks that you can sink your teeth into. Masqueraded as folk songs, Walton gives us access to his own personal journal.

Emerging pop star Ellise unveils highly-anticipated album Chaotic

“I never want to be the good guy all the time. I think it’s okay to say that and let people know who you are,” says Ellise about the record and its ruminations on love, loss and what it’s like to feel flawed in a world that often demands perfection. “For now, I want to just keep making music that feels like me, that I feel like is special and that I feel like people will enjoy. This Ellise universe that I’m building out is just getting started.”

Dessa Drops New Single “Talking Business” (prod. by Andy Thompson, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger)

Today singer, writer, and rapper Dessa shared the video for her dexterous new single “Talking Business.” Our Culture Mag called the song “cinematic” and say it’s “showcasing [Dessa’s] lyrical dexterity as well as her knack for inventive storytelling.” This is the fifth installment of Dessa’s IDES single series — the project sees Dessa dropping new music on the 15th of each month.

Premiere: Dessa ‘Talking Business’

LindoYes Releases New Spoken Word Piece “Tough Love”

LindoYes is a spoken word artist from Philadelphia who has slowly been growing quite the following in the spoken word community and beyond. He was most recently featured on the legendary Def Poetry Jam in 2020. Lindo is finally releasing more of his pieces to the public between his mini-comic series and other video series, as seen in this latest poem “Tough Love”.


Following the release of her latest single, “Straight To It”, Brooklyn’s fast-rising teen sensation Young Devyn returns with her new single “Act Bad”. The track brings forth Young Devyn’s evolution and raucous energy as she effortlessly encapsulates her vast array of notable influences. The 19-year-old weaves together the grit of New York’s Pop Smoke, the metaphoric cadence and Caribbean flair of Nicki Minaj, all while delivering illustrious, flex-worthy, and hard-hitting bars over the track’s heavy bass production. The rap newcomer’s expertly crafted, profanity-free storytelling, profound lyricism, and Trinidadian roots are on full display as the undeniable talent delivers a rapid-fire flow with the confidence of a veteran.

Dasha faces love on a deadline in bittersweet single “Love Me Till August” – Out Now Via Quadio Records

Spilling out like a journal entry, “Love Me Till August” sets itself against the backdrop of a summer fling with a looming deadline. DASHA balances reveling in the present as she prematurely mourns what she’ll have to leave in the past, when her summer love gets on a flight back to college. “Everytime I listen back to this song, it hurts a little,” admits DASHA, “It’s so much harder to walk away from someone you care about because of factors that are out of your control.” In a perfect world, August would’ve never come, yet this romance’s fleeting nature is what makes it worth embracing.

Dasha Premieres “Love Me Till August,” a Folk-Pop Ballad for Fleeting Flings

Talking Violet asserts themselves as the rising stars of shoegaze with hard edged new single “Superego”

Talking Violet has spent the last 3 years perfecting their ability to create music that transports the listener to a sonic dreamland. The Ontario quartet melds the best elements of shoegaze, grunge, alternative rock and dream-pop into a sound that is equal parts an homage to the greats of each genre and an original statement that highlights the bands mature approach to songwriting.

South Korean Rapper, B.I, teams up with Tyla Yaweh & Destiny Rogers

South Korean Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, and Record Producer, B.I, teams up with Destiny Rogers and Tyla Yaweh on new track “Got It Like That,” out today via IOK / Transparent Arts. Produced by 2-time Grammy Award Winners, The Stereotypes [Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Justin Bieber], this track brings together 3 diverse artists while seamlessly fusing Pop, R&B, and K-Pop. “This song is about feeling comfortable and cool with yourself before worrying about what anyone else will think. We want you to feel good about feeling yourself no matter what you have or don’t have. This is a carefree sound for everyone to move to.”

Paula Cole Shares New Song “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”, New Album “American Quilt” Out 5/21

Today, Grammy-winning songwriter and producer Paula Cole shares her new song “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” from her upcoming album American Quilt. Cole has also released a live performance video of the song which is currently streaming on Forbes.com who writes, “Cole is back with the powerful and gritty American Quilt… The album finds Cole tackling some of the timeless American classics that infuse her musical upbringing, such as ‘God’s Gonna Cut You Down,’ which she first learned via Johnny Cash.” American Quilt will be released on May 21st through Renew Records / BMG.

FAANGS releases new single and video for “I DON’T CARE”

Blending a caffeine-rush of alt-pop with the brutal bite of trap rhythms and rock star attitude, FAANGS is an uncompromising superstar in the making. Her early tracks “RELAPSE,” “HUH” and “RICH KID$” have immediately established her as a tastemaker tip, and that acclaim has been heralded with some high impact collabs. FAANGS co-wrote Ashnikko’s “Cry” (featuring Grimes), featured on Felix Jaehn’s “SICKO” alongside GASHI, and joined Rico Nasty for “Own It.”


Singer/songwriter Poutyface is, let’s face it, “Bored!” as the title of her new track featuring fellow Cali singer Phem, out today via Island Records, makes perfectly clear – bored! with the weather, bored! with video games, bored! with her scooter and her computer, bored! It’s the follow-up to “Never Fuckin Know” (released last month), her viral Island debut that was originally teased on TikTok, before quickly jumping to over 1 million plays and 500,000 likes in just 72 hours.

Eden Prince Delivers New Single ‘Greenlight’ (feat. Clementine Douglas)

UK house producer Eden Prince debuts his newest single, ‘Greenlight’, featuring Clementine Douglas, today May 14th on Atlantic Records. The track continues a dynamic and exciting year for Eden that has already seen him rework pop sensation Siedah Garrett’s iconic 1985 classic ‘Do You Want It Right Now’ and drop an ultra-slick house cut in ‘Love You Again’ featuring Akua.

Demie Cao Releases New Single, “Circles”, featuring Justin Park

After dropping her debut album Thicker Lines last year. Demie is back with a brand new single called “Circles” featuring Justin Park. The track is about a relationship that is beyond repairable and both sides are aware of it but not ready to openly admit it just yet.

Watch the trippy new video for the title track off Sunstrom Sound’s upcoming electronic LP, “Stormspace” // Out June 4th!

STORMSPACE is the latest LP of vibrant synthesizer-garden harvests from Sunstrom Sound, the electronic exploration project by Seattle music veteran Jason Holstrom. Since 1999, Holstrom has been a core member of experimental art-pop dreamers Wonderful and electro-dance partyrockers USE, while also releasing a shape-shifting array of solo albums under the Thieves of Kailua, Tonight Sky and Sunstrom Sound aliases.

Reza Safinia goes electronic on new LP ‘Yang’, out July 16th; “Yantra” single/video out today

2021 has already been a memorable year for producer/multi-instrumentalist Reza Safinia, with the recent release of his score for HBO Max’s Warrior, preceded by the release of his piano-driven neo-classical album Yin. Today Safinia announces the arrival of Yang, his new electronic-driven album out July 16th via Music & Texture.

Harry Hudson Releases One-Shot Video For “Just Slide” ft. Jaden Smith

Harry Hudson has released a new one-shot music video for single “Just Slide” featuring singer, actor, friend, and collaborator Jaden Smith, taken from his sophomore album, Hey, I’m Here For You (out now via MSFTS/Roc Nation), which features the pair overlooking picturesque views of the Los Angeles skyline. Harry and Jaden showcase their distinctive styles as they capture the emotions of the track, which has garnered over 11 million streams, reminiscing on lost love and addressing lingering feelings rather than letting the moment pass.


He said: “I wrote this song through one of my lower points of the last year, but it’s one of my favourite songs. Relationships have their struggles, even in normal times – and this year has been anything but normal. It’s hard to be there for someone when you’re struggling to be there for yourself. I’m grateful to be with an amazing woman who is willing to fight through the hard times to get back to the simple love that started everything.”

Meduza Deliver Club-Focused Tune “Headrush” feat. Elroii

Today, Grammy nominated producer trio Meduza reveal a new club focussed production “Headrush” featuring newcomers Elroii on Insomniac Records. Noted as their first release of 2021.

Country Rock Artist Kelley Jeanne Releases Sassy New Single “This Crazy”

“This song on the surface might seem like it’s about a crazy night out but it really is about life and how sometimes it just doesn’t turn out the way you thought it would but what matters, in the end, is what you make of it all,” explains Kelley.


“It’s been a crazy year,” Megan explains. “Writing this song was a great reminder for me that even when it doesn’t feel like it, we are moving the needle and getting closer to our dreams each day. I hope this song can be a reminder to others as well. Good things are coming. We are all on the way up.”

Multi Platinum Selling Artist Alan Walker Releases New Single & Video for “Believers” with Conor Maynard

Alongside the release of the single, Walker dropped an accompanying video that draws inspiration from the artist´s love of gaming and is an homage to the community. The video is an exciting adventure, combining stunning visual effects with clips of video game play and interspersed with impressive live action shots. As with all of Walker´s content, the video fits into the larger narrative of the Alan Walker universe, so fans who know the story will be excited to see action sequences of Walker and Maynard fighting off the evil Red Nexus regime.

My new single “I Do Yeah”

Now I’m finally releasing my first official single, “I Do Yeah,” a song about the tug-of-war between self-betterment and letting go of social pressures.

Ery, la nueva estrella del sello discográfico de Y Entertainment, lanza segundo sencillo promocional “Chequea”

Luego de hacer su gran debut como cantante e intérprete del género urbano con su canción “BABY HONEY”, la nueva estrella del sello discográfico de Y Entertainment, ERY, está más que listo para seguir conquistando con el lanzamiento de su nuevo tema “CHEQUEA” en colaboración con Sour que está disponible a partir de hoy viernes, 14 de mayo en todas las plataformas digitales. El video oficial está disponible en el canal de YouTube de Ery.

LOST SYMPHONY Reveals “Take Another Piece” Single Featuring Marty Friedman, Nuno Bettencourt, Alex Skolnick and Richard Shaw

Classically infused metal ensemble LOST SYMPHONY has revealed the first single from the forthcoming Chapter III release, “Take Another Piece,” featuring a quadruple guitar attack from guests Marty Friedman, Nuno Bettencourt, Alex Skolnick and Richard Shaw.

Welsh Psych-Rock Band ‘BOI’ release brand new ‘Ribidires’ single | FFO BRMC,BADFINGER,DANDYS

New Welsh outfit ‘BOI’ have announced their highly anticipated debut album entitled ‘Coron O Chwinc’ which will be released on the 25th June via new Welsh label Recordiau Crwn.

JOSHUA RADIN Shares Vulnerable “Fewer Ghosts”

The song’s lyrics also speak directly to the album’s title. Radin reflects, “I’ve had a lot of ghosts in my past. I’ve also built walls around me. I can be affable socially in the right circumstances, but people don’t get in very far. Did I have these walls up so people in my life became ghosts after I didn’t let them in? Or, would people hurt me, leave me, and become ghosts that I’d think about and write about? Are they the reasons I built up wall after wall? It’s a theme I’m fixated on.”


Songwriter/composer/arranger/producer Kitt Wakeley will release a new single featuring the best-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, Joe Satriani, on Friday, May 14th on all major DSPs, including Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, and more. “Forgive Me” is Wakeley’s second song to feature Satriani and the third single overall from his upcoming album, Symphony of Sinners and Saints, which will be released Friday, May 21st.

New Music: Jah Sun & The Rising Tide Release New Single “Rock Paper Scissors”

Jah Sun & The Rising Tide are proud to announce “Rock Paper Scissors,” the first single from their upcoming album Running Through Walls, due out this Summer. The single is out now and accompanied by a vibrant video filmed on location in Goa, India. The band will be on tour starting in May to showcase music from the upcoming release.

Lindsay Ellyn Releases Debut LP ‘Queen of Nothing’ // Out Today

On her first full-length album, Queen of Nothing, Lindsay Ellyn doesn’t mince words: The 10-song collection is full of strong statements meant to lead listeners to admit their humanity, as well as everyone else’s — no one’s perfect, and we’re all trying to make the best of it. She works through deep regrets and missed opportunities, her relationships with herself and those around her, and examines life’s inevitable heartbreaks, on mostly autobiographical tracks that extol the complex pieces of life and reclaim how messy it can be. The album is out today on Hail Mary Records/Queue Records.


Parade Magazine exclusively premiered the new video and said, “Not only a showcase for her formidable guitar chops, Outlier perfectly spotlights Wolfe’s commanding vocal presence and newly expanded range. On the album’s radiant lead single “Something Better,” for instance, her voice drifts from tender to tough and back again with incredible grace, exponentially amplifying the song’s mood of dreamy longing.”

Want ‘Something Better’ Than Pretend Happiness? Emily Wolfe Delivers With Fierce and Fun Flare

Surf Rocker Dan Bailey Tribe Releases New Single and Music Video “Magic (Ft. Chad Smith)” – Out Now!

With summer rapidly approaching, people all over the world are collectively getting outdoors and rediscovering the magic of the sun. Philanthropist and surf rocker Dan Bailey (of Dan Bailey Tribe) crafted his uplifting single “Magic” as a welcome back into the warmth and energy of the summer. Featuring Grammy Award-winning drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the festive Bahamian Junkanoo rhythm, this reggae-influenced single is out now on all digital music platforms.

Janita – New Album ‘Here Be Dragons’ Out Today!

Janita’s new album, Here Be Dragons (ECR Music Group), arrives on the heels of multiple, triumphant single releases. Billboard Magazine writes, “Janita is creating a timeless, sensuous, musical mosaic that deserves to be heard. This woman’s got the goods.”

Following two single premieres on Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday playlist and racking up over half a million views across platforms for her music videos “Digging In The Dirt” and “Not What You’re Used To,” Janita has won a new-found global audience.

Michigan Rattlers Announce 64-Date Tour | ‘That Kind of Life’ Out May 19

Roots-rock band Michigan Rattlers are hitting the home sweet road and coming to a city near you (finally)! The band will tour in support of their recently announced sophomore album, That Kind of Life (out May 19th via the band’s own Massasauga Records label). The juggernaut of an excursion kicks off this month in the band’s home state of Michigan with two very special album release shows in Detroit. They’ll make 64-stops throughout the US and Canada with performances in Chicago, Denver, Austin, Nashville, Toronto, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Boston and more.