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Embracing your Uniqueness – Sugary Pop New Single

Gina Naomi Baez is an actress, singer/songwriter, YouTuber and influencer from New York City. With a flourishing acting career having landed roles in Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, Orange is the New Black and numerous Off-Broadway and Regional theatrical productions, Baez has been a name on everyone’s radar. However her love and passion for songwriting and music has always been the true driving force behind her creativity, with the artist using her platform to spread messages of positivity. Pushing boundaries and defying genres, Baez’s music beautifully blends pop, country and folk, creating a sound reminiscent of Sia meets Taylor Swift.

Francis Lung (Wu Lyf, ffo Harry Nilsson, The Beach Boys) | Shares new single

“The Let Down” is the latest in a run of singles from the new record following the BBC 6 Music playlisted “Bad Hair Day” (now on the B-list, also tipped at The Times, Guardian, NPR, DIY, Best Fit, etc) and “Lonesome No More” which arrived in March. This new one was written on piano as opposed to guitar marking a significant change in Francis’ approach to writing. It’s sequenced as the final track on the album because it provides something of an underscoring of all the emotions and catharsis that Lung processes on the album; it’s a deeply personal record for the ex-Wu Lyf member, largely looking at mental health and his move to sobriety.

Atomic Bronco goes ‘Headfirst’ with high energy brooding punk single

Atomic Bronco have released their second new single of the spring, Headfirst, ahead of a full EP release on June 1st. Headfirst follows up on the success of their previous single Cruel and provides a further glimpse into the musical stylings the EP, Spectrum, will hold.

Always You (fka Ablebody, members of Beach Fossils / Pains of Being Pure at Heart) | New single and album announce

Ablebody scored some acclaim from the likes of FADER, Dazed, DIY, Stereogum and more for their 2016 debut album, Adult Contemporaries. This new record comes four years later and the first since the disbandment of The Pains, coming produced by Jerry Paper (Stones Throw Records) with mixing/mastering provided by Kenny Gilmore (Weyes Blood, Julia Holter, Chris Cohen) and Josh Bonati (Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, Slowdive). As a full piece, it documents the waves of change that the pair have been through since 2016, marking shifts in romance and discovery with each track signposting a different vignette of primary songwriter, Christoph’s life.

INHUMAN CONDITION release video for PAUL MAZURKIEWICZ-penned, “Killing Pace”

Earlier this year, INHUMAN CONDITION announced their arrival on the scene. The group, comprised of former MASSACRE members as well as current members of OBITUARY, THE ABSENCE, GOREGÄNG, and FORE, have since released two singles from their upcoming album, “Rat°God”, and now debut their third, entitled “Killing Pace”.

The lyrics for “Killing Pace” were written by CANNIBAL CORPSE drummer/lyricist Paul Mazurkiewicz.

Penfriend shares brand new single ‘I’ll Start A Fire’

Armed with wonderfully fuzzy guitars and injected with a Nirvana-esque energy, ‘I’ll Start A Fire’ is a song about causing a ruckus even while everything is going wrong, cutting bad connections and ignoring all the noise in order to be free and express ourselves honestly. Taking whatever personal power we still have and making something with it, stopping ourselves from stopping ourselves.

TESLA SHAMANS – Long-awaited album ELECTRIC STORM out today

Tesla Shamans’ singer, Steve Crow, declares: “The whole album represents an evolutionary story. Starting from a pragmatic and material circumstance to arrive at the awareness, the call of the Shaman, to which begins a more spiritual path. Parallel to the evolution of the figure of the shaman who awakens, there is also the transmission of his message and the attempt to form his tribe and to make people as well aware and immersed in social illusions.”

Diane and the Gentle Men Reveal “The World is a Goner”

“The World is a Goner” is the first single from the newest album coming from Diane and the Gentle Men. Written at home during a pandemic, she says “the song came about from looking for alternate ideas for creativity, while dancing around my house by myself in an effort to feel alive and well. We sometimes take for granted that when we are out and about on a daily basis, inspiration is endless. Being forced to stay indoors for a longer period of time allowed me to venture down a rabbit hole of podcasts, You Tube documentaries, old radio programs and television programs of yesteryear.

OUT TODAY: Alt-rock London Quartet Giant Sky share ‘Human’ !

London-based alt-rockers Giant Sky released their latest single, ‘Human’ on the 14th of May via Bloody Sunset Records, accompanied by a live video. The single follows the release of ‘Change’ and ‘Snow’, which was accompanied by an elegant lyric video, which all precede their debut album Not Today, slated for release on the 24th of June. The quartet has been supported by tastemaker publication CLASH Magazine as well as the National UK station Planet Rock/ Kerrang!’s Wyatt on The New Rock Show.

Rising R&B Singer-Songwriter MESHAE Releases Official New Single, “KICK IT”

“KICK IT” was written by Meshae Boateng and produced by Kwajo Cinqo and Rob Kelly. “The inspiration behind the song Kick It, is more or so having that constant feeling of wanting to vibe and chill with someone who you are beginning to show interest in and getting to know,” mentions Meshae. “You just want to be with them all day,” she shares with a laugh.

Curtis Harding Shares Evocative Video For New Single “Hopeful”, Watch + Listen Now

Simply calling Curtis Harding a “soul man” feels reductive. Harding’s voice conveys pain, pleasure, longing, tenderness, sadness and strength—a full gamut of emotions. Today his voice takes on an optimistic lilt in his new single “Hopeful”. Directed by photojournalist Lynsey Weatherspoon, the song’s accompanying black and white video was filmed in the West End of Atlanta and features footage of a John Lewis mural and recent Black Lives Matter protests. – Photo Credit: Matt Correia

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Announce New Album ‘Infernum In Terra’ – Out September 24th

“The album to me represents a new beginning, turning a new leaf shall we say with the same vibe from past albums but with a fresh open-minded approach,” says band leader Sal Abruscato. He adds: “There is no real concrete specific concept, it touches on some personal topics in my life long, my interest in the dark arts, that to have light you must have darkness to balance everything. With daylight comes nightfall, with heaven there is hell and at this moment the world seems to be in a very dark place hence the title of the album ‘Infernum In Terra’. This is a very dark album, but what else is new I always write dark music to soothe a dark soul!”

WITCHTHROAT SERPENT: new track off ‘Doom Sessions Vol.666’ EP with Dead Witches!

Upon the release of their ‘Doom Sessions Vol.666’ split EP with UK occult doom specialists DEAD WITCHES, French stoner doom merchants WITCHTHROAT SERPENT premiere the song “The Fall Of Whitewood” exclusively via The Sleeping Shaman today!

À l’occasion de leur split EP aux côtés de DEAD WITCHES (formé par l’ex-Electric Wizard, Mark Greening) ce 18 juin, le quatuor toulousain WITCHTHROAT SERPENT livre deux titres frisant les dix minutes bardés de feedback, de riffs sauvagement doom et de thématiques glaçantes. Écoutez le morceau “The Fall of Whitewood” dès maintenant !

Premiere: Witchthroat Serpent ‘The Fall Of Whitewood’ – From ‘Doom Sessions Vol.666’ Split With Dead Witches

Hayes Carll & Travis Linville Cover Willie Nelson’s “Yesterday’s Wine”

Produced by fellow Oklahoman JD McPherson, I’m Still Here is full of, in McPherson’s words, the “fantastic songs and consummate musicianship” Linville is known for, but the contributions from his collaborators shine throughout. One such collaboration sees Linville joined by Hayes Carll, with whom he has shared the stage for over 15 years, for a cover of Willie Nelson’s “Yesterday’s Wine” with guest vocals from friends and fellow Tulsans, John Fullbright and Jacob Tovar. More information about their take on the bottle-clanking country waltz can be found exclusively at Cowboy Lifestyle Network.

Music Monday: Travis Linville Covers Willie Nelson’s “Yesterday’s Wine” (ft. Hayes Carll)


Experimental artist and composer Mabe Fratti today shared “En Medio,” the hypnotic second single from her forthcoming album Será que ahora podremos entendernos? out on June 25th via Unheard of Hope. Released alongside an otherworldly video directed by Thania Díaz and Moisés Méndez and filmed near Mexico City’s sprawling Xaltepec Volcano, “En Medio” is Fratti at her most enthralling and follows the album’s first single “Hacia el Vacío,” featuring Claire Rousay, which earned early praise and support from NPR Music’s All Songs Considered, XLR8R, BBC 6Music, and more.

“Fortunate Son”

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” was written as a protest song about the Vietnam War, with lyrics that touch on the wider power structures and class dimensions behind that conflict.

In today’s context, “Fortunate Son” resonates in a different way, considering how the pain caused by the climate crisis and the coronavirus pandemic is distributed so unevenly throughout society between the haves and the have-nots.

Video: Alex Anonny ft Jae Skeese – No Concept

Alex Anonny returns with the video for “No Concept” off his latest release “Man of Mettle”.

The lead single “No Concept” featuring Jae Skeese from Drumwork Music Group shows an elite skill set from both emcees. “No Concept”, meaning the two only need their pen, pad & mindset to align with the beat. The rest is history.