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Saskatoon, SK Singer/Songwriters CAMERON & CRAWFORD Muse Aloud in New Single “Sometimes In September”
Following their Latin-influenced critique of modern political hi-jinks, Saskatoon, SK singer/songwriter duo Cameron & Crawford are back to break your heart with their impassioned new single, “Sometimes in September” — available now.
With their unique, jazz-infused tunes and insightful, poetic lyrics, Cameron & Crawford pay no mind to the artificial boundaries of genre. The song is a nostalgic look back at lost love and about making peace with the past, even if it hurts to remember.
R&B Breakthrough Artist, Johari Noelle Wants to Find Peace and “Get Free” on New Single
Chicago native R&B artist Johari Noelle is back with her new single ‘Get Free’, taken from her upcoming EP. Working with renowned producers David Phelps (Brent Faiyaz, Baby Rose, Snoh Allegra) and Biako (Fousheé, Frank Ocean, Massage, Levin Kali, Mareba) Johari has sculpted her sound to perfection, bringing together elements of Soul and Jazz in an elegant R&B package.
Australian Pop Artist Don Mai Returns With New Single ‘Caught Up’
Singer-Songwriter Don Mai is back with his new single ‘Caught Up’. Influenced by the likes of Juice Wrld and Ed Sheeran, Don’s personal style of songwriting see’s him open up about his emotions and feelings, relying on a song’s natural writing flow and feel to determine its sound rather than being constrained by genre.
Fifty years ago—before Americana or outlaw or cosmic country ever had a name—Ray Benson and his band Asleep at the Wheel were carrying the torch of some of America’s favorite music into the future with fiery live shows, droves of followers, and a mainstream swing sound all their own. Fast forward five decades to find Benson and crew still bearing that torch, albeit with quite a few more fans and albums under their belt. To begin the celebration of its 50th anniversary, Asleep at the Wheel is releasing some new music ahead of a quick jaunt through Texas and Missouri this June—an appetizer of sorts for what’s to come from their momentous anniversary year.
SCOOBY JONES performs trippy lockdown live version of ‘How The Hell You Make A Man?’
This is a debut single that stops you in your tracks to find out who it is you are hearing. As you reach for Shazam on your phone or wait in hope that the DJ gives you some clue to help you locate this essential piece of audio candy you can hardly breathe or wait another moment.
Rah Swish Lives Rap Star Groundhog Day in “WOO It Again” Video
Rah Swish blends old school NYC rap charisma with the en vogue sound of Brooklyn drill. Giving the visual treatment to his guitar-driven new single, Rah shares the eventful clip for “WOO It Again.” Produced by the legendary NYC duo Trackmasters, who bring distorted guitars that would sound at home on a Black Sabbath record, “WOO It Again” is an old school-style NYC anthem, a pugilistic tone-setter that places the young rapper as a standard bearer for the new NY sound: “Feel like I’m Jigga/Blue Yankee fitted.” The video gives a rundown of Rah Swish’s nightly routine, from heading to the club at 12am, to the studio at 2am, to the diner at 5am. The video pays homage to films like Groundhog Day, as Rah starts each day with a familiar alarm tone and by tripping over his girl’s high heeled shoe on his way to get ready for the night.
Reminder: Lisbon, Smash! single from Peter Serrado.
Who do you think of if you were talking about Canadian artists? Chances are, you’d have the likes of Celine Dion, Bryan Adams or Leonard Cohen. More recently, the likes of Drake, Bieber and The Weekend have been flying the flag for Canada. (Thanks, Google!) But waiting in the wings is the beautiful pop sound of Peter Serrado. Whether Peter’s time in Portugal was the inspiration for the poignant “Lisbon” or not remains to be seen, but here is another great pop song telling the age-old tale of love lost. Once again, the emotion in the song is reflected perfectly in Peter’s voice, which bears more than a passing resemblance to Tom Odell.
BULLET TO THE HEART LAUNCHES THE BRAND NEW, COMPELLING “TORTURED PLEASURE”!
After releasing the anticipated and incredibly well-received atmospheric “Falling Away” and the impassioned “Birth Of A Tragedy”, alternative metal quartet Bullet To The Heart now debuts “Tortured Pleasure”! Creating a distinguishable mixture of memorable guitar riffs, heavy low end music profile and anthemic vocal melodies, overflowing with genuine emotion, “Tortured Pleasure” establishes a textural and tonal eminent powerful sound with a mesmerizing musicianship depth, which is tastefully outlined, emphasized and complemented by the atmosphere of the accompanying visual representation, as the final product truly represents and showcases the formation’s notable and rare ability to provide an unique sense of easily identifiable feel, which perfectly summarizes the quartet’s astonishing potential to generate naturally comprehensible and catchy compositions.
Maddox Jones – “Can’t Wait for the Summer”
A breezy and bittersweet ode to simpler times, the track captures in song our collective desire to escape the trials and tribulations of the past year and enjoy carefree summer days once again. Jones’ latest single sees the singer-songwriter reminiscing about romantic memories over a vibrant palette of guitar, synths and vocal harmonies, as he recalls “dreaming the day away into an 8-track recorder, wishing you were mine”. Masterfully bringing together a carefree pop vibe with subtle notes of nostalgia, Maddox Jones is helping the nation push through these final few weeks of lockdown with “Can’t Wait for the Summer”.
Aibai is a 23-year-old producer based in Minneapolis. Her songs are filled with ambient, cinematic soundscapes that create a daydream-like atmosphere. Originally focusing on making electronic music, the young musician has started to diversify her sound in her recent releases, exploring more of the alternative, indie and R&B realm. Inspired by electronic artists like Odesza and Flume, as well as indie/alt greats such as Clairo, Rex Orange County and Goth Babe, Aibai combines these two worlds, while giving it a unique flair of her own.
Today, LA-based rocker Kate Clover shares her debut EP, Channel Zero. Under The Radar premiered the project, praising it as “bratty, gritty, glam, and vintage in all the right ways, Clover’s music revives the sound of yesteryear’s counterculture with all of the pop hooks, sharp melodies, and ear-catching punch intact.” The EP is out now on SongVest Records.
NPR celebrates Ashley McBryde as an artist that “has found an audience by relentlessly touring, being so relatable to country fans of all kinds…she sings these songs that are classic, but they’re also rock ‘n’ roll…and they touch the heart of the heartland,” while Pollstar declares the four-time GRAMMY nominee “did it the old-fashioned way: grinding out dates, writing songs about women being counted out for not fitting the mold.”
Now, the ACM and CMA Award winner readies her joyous return to the road and her self-made fanbase with the announcement of her This Town Talks Tour, kicking off June 12 in Roanoke, Va. before heading out to an additional 36 cities across the U.S. into 2022, wrapping on Jan.15, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio with the support of Morgan Wade, Priscilla Block, Adam Hambrick and Ray Fulcher.
“A couple of years ago, we had some issues with band personnel. We promptly had a meeting to rectify the issues. During that meeting, our manager made the statement “This train don’t stop for anyone or anything.” Being floored by that statement, singer Drew Fulton jotted it down in his notes for potential use in a future song. Fast forward to 2020 and a worldwide pandemic took the world by storm. The lyric “This Train Don’t Stop” just kept knocking on our door. This song is the 2021 anthem for the people who have just had enough. Despite the odds, we won’t stop.” – MAGNOLIA BAYOU
On the heels of a groundbreaking new album, KINGS OF LEON announces the When You See Yourself Tour produced by Live Nation. The Grammy Award-winning group will kick off the tour on August 3rd in West Palm Beach, FL at the iThink Financial Amphitheater and travel through 20+ cities before concluding on October 3rd in Ridgefield, WA at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater. The tour will make stops at outdoor venues across North America, including two hometown shows at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater. Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public beginning Friday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. local time at www.livenation.com.
HIRAES Drops Second Single, Melodic Death Metal Onslaught “Solitary”
German melodic death metal demon HIRAES is set to release its first sonic onslaught to the masses with the long-awaited, fearless debut offering, Solitary, on June 25, 2021 via Napalm Records.
News Release: Live Nation to Reopen New York City’s Beloved Irving Plaza After Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation with Series of More Than 40 Concerts
Live Nation is reopening Irving Plaza, one of New York City’s most beloved venues, after an extensive multi-million dollar renovation of the historic venue. To kick things off right, over 40 shows are confirmed as part of the venue’s grand reopening. Ashley McBryde will be the first artist to perform on Tuesday, August 17.
After closing in 2019 for renovations, the fully restored Irving Plaza is ready to host 1,200 fans with improved sightlines, state-of-the-art sound/lights and world-class production. Live Nation focused on enhancing the overall concert experience throughout the venue for both artists and fans while maintaining the venue’s 19th century charm.
Matt Bachmann (Big Thief, Mega Bog) | Shares new single
The new single comes as the latest installment from his Brooklyn Vegan/Beats Per Minute-tipped forthcoming record, Dream Logic which is set for release on June 18 via Orindal Records/We Be Friends. The album features contributions from Matt’s Mega Bog bandmates with James Krivchenia of Big Thief on percussion. Matt’s pretty close with the Big Thief band and was actually supposed to support Adrianne Lenker on tour last year.
Auðn release video for ‘Vökudraumsins fangi’
AUÐN comment: “”Vökudraumsins fangi” is the title song of our new album and deals with what we perceive to be real until our minds decide otherwise. Waking up in another time, feeling someone else’s presence within your being with memories foreign to you, feeling trapped in a perpetual nightmare, you begin to wonder if the life you believe you’ve led even existed at all.”
CONQUERORS – Release New Single “Dawn of War”
Conquerors [Brutal Black Thrash Metal from France] signs with Music-Records for the release of the new album “Stormbringer” which will be released on May 21, 2021.
Caliban Releases Visualizer Video For “Nichts ist fur immer” Today
German metalcore vets CALIBAN have just released a new visualizer clip for their song “Nichts ist für immer” today. The track is off the band’s latest full-length, Zeitgeister, which came out this past Friday via Century Media Records. Watch the stunning artwork of Zeitgeister come to life in the visualizer, HERE.
CALIBAN vocalist Andreas Dörner states, “A slightly softer track, the original is called “All I Gave” and was released on “Say Hello To Tragedy”. It’s a song about disappointed love and the end of an illusion. – We will be ourselves in the ones we love. Who am I when your love was just a lie.”
Lakes Releasing New Album ‘Start Again’ On July 30 via Know Hope Records
Six-piece indie-rock ensemble Lakes have announced their new album Start Again, which is set for release on July 30 via Know Hope Records (US) and Big Scary Monsters (UK). Recorded over the course of nine months and various lockdowns—and produced and mixed by Neil Strauch (Owen, Owls, Joan Of Arc, Slow Mass)—Start Again is a testament of the human condition, as it explores themes such as mental health, addiction, break-ups and cutting out toxic friends.
It’s truly contemporary patchwork of styles that’s seen Yxngxr1 write one of the most compelling comeup stories of the year – going from obscurity working in a Foot Locker outside Cardiff, to signing to US behemoth EMPIRE mgmt and accumulating over 100M streams across Spotify – whilst still recording everything via Garageband.
The Other LA have signed to FREAK MACHINE RECORDS, the home of Fit For Rivals and Renee Phoenix. The band’s debut single, “Waiting On The Rain”, produced by Mitch Marlow (New Years Day, In This Moment) will be released on May 21st to all major platforms!
“I wrote this song when I was living in a confusing time in my life. It’s about waiting for the perfect time to escape and find your purpose in life. If you’re not happy in a job, relationship, or location, it’s best to go out and live your best life instead of living in misery.-” says Aria.
Sons On Fire Release “Just A Man”
Sons On Fire return to the hard rock scene with their new song “Just A Man.” The song comes from their debut EP Faded, which was released through Pavement Entertainment back in fall of 2020. The official video is now streaming on Sons On Fire’s YouTube.
New Single ‘Gold Jacket’
Gold, disco balls, a dark room with hints of glitter in the corner. That’s what I want you to envision as you listen to my new single, “Gold Jacket,” available now via Light Organ Records.
Indie six-piece Lakes announce new album ‘Start Again’ and share title track
Watford based six-piece ensemble Lakes have announced their signing to Big Scary Monsters for their new record Start Again, which is set for release on 30th July. Today they release title track and lead single ‘Start Again’.
William Fitzsimmons Shares “Dancing On The Sun” From ‘Ready The Astronaut’ (Out June 25)
Over the course of his career, William Fitzsimmons has made his living writing a specific brand of honest and inward-looking folk songs that fearlessly and candidly examine the evolving self while dexterously communicating his talent for robust melodies and catchy instrumentation. That the subject matter tends to dwell on the darker parts of human existence and relationships is no coincidence. Now, Fitzsimmons is set to release Ready the Astronaut (out June 25 via Nettwerk Records) as a powerful testament to his own past, and by weaving his story through the familiar tale of Icarus, he illustrates his willingness to accept his life’s highs and lows by paying tribute to the influence they have on the future.
[Video] Lord Willin & Redd Rebel join with Lord Gremithy to K.O. competition on “Get The Hook”
“Get The Hook” is the second music video & single from Lord Willin & Redd Rebel’s upcoming album “Breakin Bread.” The video is shot at Legendary Boxing (Providence, RI) and features a cameo from 17-time Golden Glove champion Jarrod Tillinghast. The track also enlists the verbal acrobatics of New England Hip Hop veteran Lord Gremithy (of Dirty Durdie) & is produced by Boston area Beatmaker Amen (of Hellzwind). “Breakin Bread” drops Friday May21st on all digital platforms –