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Farmer, philanthropist, and Grammy-winning musician Jason Mraz today announced his first US tourfhfhh.jpg dates since the onset of the pandemic. “Look For The Good Live!” kicks off July 30th at Austin’s legendary Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater and makes its way to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, August 22nd. The summer tour runs through August 28th at Pittsburgh’s Rock, Reggae, and Relief. For all details, visit jasonmraz.com.
“If you are looking for a refreshing, feel good summer track to play on repeat, look no further. As we begin to see a light at the end of this pandemic tunnel, “everything sucks” offers relatable lyrics alongside catchy melodies that you can’t help but sing along too.” – Ones to Watch on “everything sucks”
Netflix Star New Dark Pop Single
NAACP award winning actress and singer/songwriter Talia Jackson (Netflix’s “Family Reunion”) releases HIDDEN, her first song entirely written by her about the freedom she feels from being free from a toxic relationship and needing no one but herself. During the pandemic, with filming on hold, Talia began writing all of her own music as a solo songwriter and will be releasing a song each month through the end of the year.
The Tell share adventurous 80s new wave inspired “Burning”; New project from James McAlister (Taylor Swift) and Noah Dickie (Coastwest Unrest)
The Tell, a new project from indie singer-songwriter Noah Dickie of Las Vegas duo Coastwest Unrest and LA-based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist James McAlister who has worked with everyone from Sufjan Stevens and The National to Taylor Swift, share their second single “Burning”. The new song, which features Tyler Chester of Andrew Bird’s crew on bass, follows the captivating debut single “Clap Clap”, released last month. Today The Tell also announced that a full album, Somewhere Right Now, is set to be released on June 18th via Reclaim Records.
Out now: 90s nostalgia on new EP from LA-based indie-rock band, RVRSIDE
Consisting of front-woman Jessica Vaughn, a songwriter and vocalist whose music has been heard on a variety of top networks, including Netflix, MTV, NBC, ABC and more, songwriter and producer Curtis Peoples, who has a storied musical past as a songwriter for artists like Pierce The Veil and Third Eye Blind, and producer Colin creeV, who has produced big names like Jez Dior, hot up-and-comers like Traces, and even Third Eye Blind (of which he is a band member), RVRSIDE came together over a love of grunge, pop, and dirty synths.
For Skope: Thomas Newson and Tim van Werd team up on deep progressive house “Ocean Deep”
After long three years Thomas Newson returns to Protocol Recordings with his stunning new release “Ocean Deep” in collaboration with Tim van Werd. With a sonic construction fitting to its name, “Ocean Deep” features ethereal and haunting vocals that leave an immediate and heartfelt impression, floating on hypnotizing melodies and a deep, steady bassline to back it all up. Newson and van Werd artfully give you goosebumps at the track’s buildup, making for a dance-worthy but also emotive experience that perfectly represents their individual styles. “Ocean Deep” is Newson’s first release on Protocol since 2018’s “Like That” with Sam Void, and a follow-up to Tim van Werd’s “Who You Are” EP from last month and his stunning performance from Dutch windmill Molen de Hoop in Gorinchem.
Harnessing a deep affinity for sci-fi cinematography and industrial-strength techno, the underground upstart first surfaced on the scene with a hard hitting “STASIS” release as part of the label’s ‘This Is Cyberpunk’ compilation from last year. In the wake of his debut, the pieces to the project started to fall into place with gripping visuals teasing his own productions while also painting a picture of a world he intends to build through his music and visuals. ‘FIRST CONTAKT’ is phase one, and he’s only getting started.
Artist: KILL SCRIPT
Title: FIRST CONTAKT EP
Label: Night Mode
Release Date: May 21
Jah Sun Drops New Music Video for “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 is 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.
Israeli Metal Collective SHREDHEAD Returns with New Single, “The Nothing We Are”
Israeli metal collective SHREDHEAD have returned with a neck-breaking single, “The Nothing We Are,” recorded, mixed and mastered by acclaimed Danish producer Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Suicide Silence).
“Nothing shows how feeble and insignificant we all are like this past year has,” says frontman Aharon Ragoza. “It has stopped everything and everyone in their tracks, reminding everyone that no matter how big you are, there are bigger fish in the sea, no matter how special you are, there are thousands like you, and no matter how important we think we are, in the end, we are all just nothing. This is what this song is about.”
SHORDIE SHORDIE & MURDA BEATZ NEED “NO JEWELRY” TO STUNT IN NEW VIDEO
If both artists joining forces for one of the most thrilling collaboration projects of the year shows just how potent their musical connection is, the visuals from Memory Lane make the same case for their organic chemistry on camera. It’s a testament to Shordie and Murda executing at the top of their game and “No Jewelry” is no exception. Shot in Miami, Shordie and Murda link up on an airport runway and take it to the streets where they are met by motorcycle riders and female friends.
Oakland Legend Dru Down (Boosty Collins’ Son) Shares “Audi On That Azz”
Dru Down released his debut album ‘Fools from the Streets’ in 1993. The local success of this record led to him signing with Relativity Records, a Sony Music imprint, to release his second album, ‘Explicit Game’, in 1994. The album spawned Dru Down’s most successful single to date, “Pimp of the Year”, which peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the Billboard charts for 24 weeks.
Over the last two years This Is The Deep have quietly established a cult live following through support slots with HMLTD, PVA, and Family Time, as well as their own sold out cross-over events at venues such as Windmill Brixton, Moth Club and The Shacklewell Arms, combining immersive art and video installations with live performances from acts including Sinead O’Brien, Opus Kink and Baby Vanga.
GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys, set the scene for summer afternoons with the release of their new single, “Swing Down Chariot” from their upcoming new album Front Porch Singin’ with Lightning Rod/Thirty Tigers. The Oak Ridge Boys recorded the album with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb for their fourth collaboration, which took a different approach through his guidance. “Swing Down Chariot” is the third track to be released to fans, paving the way for the highly-anticipated June 11 release of their new album, Front Porch Singin’. Previously, the group released “Love, Light And Healing” and “Life Is Beautiful,” songs from their upcoming album that leave listeners with a feeling of sitting on a porch swing in the breeze of a midsummer’s afternoon.
ZOE WEES’ DEBUT EP, GOLDEN WINGS, IS OUT TODAY
Breakout star Zoe Wees’ debut EP, Golden Wings, was released today by Capitol Records. The five-song collection includes her new single, “Hold Me Like You Used To,” plus the 19-year-old artist’s first two hits, “Control” and “Girls Like Us,” which combined have amassed over half a billion global streams.
Top international Kirtan stars are coming together on Sunday, June 6th for an online event to raise funds for healthcare for the people of India, who are undergoing one of the most extreme crisis situations the globe has seen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will bring together noted Grammy nominees Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Mitten, Jai Uttal, Snatam Kaur, and Sopurkh Singh, and Manose to raise funds for urgent relief. The event will start at 9:15 am PST/ 12:15 pm EST/ 5:15 pm in the United Kingdom. Kirtan fans, yogis, and others who wish to support this cause can register –
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POOH SHIESTY UNVEILS SHIESTY SEASON – SPRING DELUXE
After topping Apple Music’s pre-add chart for 2 weeks straight SHIESTY SEASON exploded onto Billboard’s “Top Rap Albums” at #1 upon its February release, while also debuting at #4 on the “Billboard 200” before peaking at #3. In addition, the acclaimed mixtape topped Rolling Stone’s “Top 200” (#3), Spotify’s “Top US Albums” (#1) and both Apple Music’s overall and “Hip-Hop/Rap” charts (#1). Upon release, all 17 tracks on SHIESTY SEASON hit the top 50 on Apple Music’s overall “Top Songs” chart.
In Dying Arms begin new era with single “Deathwish”
Metalcore veterans In Dying Arms add a bounce to the step of their brutality with an aggressive yet catchy new single “Deathwish,” a track vocalist Orion Stephens describes as a harbinger of the band’s new era—one that has been in the making since IDA’s members parted ways in 2017.
“‘Deathwish’ is the beginning of a new era for In Dying Arms,” says Stephens. “We’re coming back after 3+ years with an entirely new line-up and a revamped sound.
SKOPE MAGAZINE // Oliver Francis – “STAR” – groundbreaking emo/hip-hop artist on the rise
After amassing 100 million-plus streams, selling out shows, and receiving acclaim from Elevator and more, he widens the scope of the genre, fusing that boy band-esque sound to gritty trap. One thing’s for sure – Oliver Francis gives you something you’ve never heard before, but something you’re going to want to hear a lot more of.
Over the years, the Bay Area-based Spencer Brown has established himself as a purveyor of all things progressive. He’s maintained a tireless output that has seen him navigate through euphoric house and dark, driving techno. Lately, he’s been on a mission to take his craft even further down into the underground, and his latest creation finds him running a thread between techno, house and progressive. It has all the makings of a melody rich Spencer Brown offering, but is underpinned by a healthy helping of sultry saxophone and a deep, bubbling groove.
Artist: Spencer Brown
Title: Thanks, Guy
Label: Factory 93 Records
Genre: Melodic Techno
ARTEFACT by Johan Agebjörn & Mikael Ögren
Today, celebrated electronic artists Johan Agebjörn and Mikael Ögren return with their second collaborative release, Artefact, an “unofficial soundtrack” inspired by Arthur C. Clarke’s classic novel “Rendezvous with Rama.” Three tracks from the highly-anticipated album scored exclusive previews on music culture outlets Resident Advisor, Obscure Sound and Vehlinggo. The album released today on Spotted Peccary Music;
ANARIA RELEASE THEIR ACOUSTIC VERSION OF “LEAVING YOU BEHIND”
From Anaria’s ‘Sessions’ series, symphonic metal band Anaria releases their stripped-down acoustic version of “Leaving You Behind”. Anaria’s power ordinarily finds itself exploding into their full orchestral delivery but there are times when the band likes to take their full sound and peel back all the layers. This allows the band to offer their listeners a taste of Anaria music from the heart of uncomplicated truth. A pure and simple truth. “Leaving You Behind” is such a clear vision presented to really hear everything Anaria brings.
Sonically there is something different here, whether it provokes or invokes an emotion, a beat, an attitude, “Disco Kills” delivers from beginning to end. The vocals arouse the groove calls and are all timely matched with the sex appeal of the band. Add their storytelling video and in its completion “Disco Kills” leads to some cool rock n roll. “Disco Kills” has been produced to create a message in a way that only true rock can. A solid vibe, and a direct correlating throb that grinds this single and delivers. A single written to make you want to turn it up loud and play it on repeat.