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SUNRISE has released the new video “Equilibrium” along with the album

‘Equilibria’, the 4th full-length album of Ukrainian power metal band SUNRISE, has been officially released today, on May 25th. Along with the album, SUNRISE presents the official video for the title track “Equilibrium” about the eternal fight between the light and darkness.

«The official video for the title track “Equilibrium” represents the conception of confrontation between “good” and “evil”, embodied in the figures of the samurai, and declares the main idea of maintaining a balance between the opposite sides of universal forces», – comments vocalist Konstantin ‘Laars’ Naumenko, who also took the lead in video production as a director.

postcards from new zealand sign to Mandrone Records and announce new album “city islands”

Faceless outfit, postcards from new zealand (all lowercase please) sign to Mandrone Records with their new album ‘city islands’ releasing on the 2nd of July 2021. Exploring beyond the limits of genre boundaries and creating vast, intense soundscapes is a huge part of their identity. Their sound ranges from the heavy hitting hardcore through to progressive electronics. Since forming in 2008, postcards from new zealand have released 21 full lengths and an EP through Bandcamp.

Labor, community groups come together to help Boston families with child care necessities

Boston Mayor Janey to attend Diaper Drive to benefit Brookview House, which supports low-income mothers and their children

Many families are struggling to pay for the rising cost of diapers for their children as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. To provide this vital resource to those in need, a coalition of labor and community groups on Wednesday will host a citywide Diaper Drive.

Diapers are a necessity, not a luxury item. They keep babies and toddlers clean, dry, and healthy. Diapers are expensive and they are used up fast; a baby goes through roughly 2,000 – 3,000 diapers in a year. One-in-three U.S. families suffer from a diaper need, according to the National Diaper Bank Network. Diapers are just one of the many increased costs families with young children are dealing with today. COVID-19 has also exposed the inequalities in our state’s child care system, putting tremendous strain on families. With the upcoming American Rescue Plan funding, we’re urging MA legislators to support low-income communities and communities of color by funding flexible child care and providing much-needed financial support to families in need.

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Cult video game ‘Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines’ gets rare music unearthed by composer Rik Schaffer

Following decades of playing in various touring bands and releasing music on different labels, Rik Schaffer was offered the chance to write music for a video game. It was 1997, and the title was called Red Asphalt, a ‘Mad Max’ apocalyptic racing game. Little did Rik know at the time, but this first step down a different path would end up being the most important of his career as a composer, as it would one day lead to his greatest musical achievement: the original score to 2004’s Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.

Globetrotting Troubadour MIKE GREEN Honours the Hometown Ties That Bind with New Single, “Always”

Music may have taken him around the world, but alt-rock singer/songwriter Mike Green knows the undeniable pull of home and the lasting power of lifelong friendship. With this, his new single “Always,” the L.A.-based and New England-raised guitarist and producer pays moving homage to a fateful first crush, and the gratitude that comes when it transforms into a cherished bond that defies time, circumstance, and distance.

Poise (NYC) announces debut LP, ‘Vestiges’ | Watch video for powerful lead-single, “Walked Through Fire”

About the song, Murphy shares: “After a difficult year of losing my father, the cancellation of my new band’s first tour and the beginnings of a devastating pandemic, I wrote this song. “Walked Through Fire” is about weathering the storm and coming back stronger. It’s about appreciating what you have and making it work for you. It’s about striving for a life full of adventure and curiosity. It’s about proving yourself to those around you, and gaining confidence in the process. I wrote “Walked Through Fire” to alleviate my self-doubt. It serves me as a musical psych-up in the mirror.”

Maroon 5 announce ‘Jordi’ tracklist including guest appearances by Megan Thee Stallion, Stevie Nicks, H.E.R., Juice Wrld, Nipsey Hussle, Yg & More

Today, three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 unveils the tracklisting and special guests for their latest full-length album, JORDI. The group’s seventh full-length record arrives in stores and at all DSPs on June 11, 2021.

This time around, a bevy of legendary guests and high-profile friends join Maroon 5. The first release off the album, “Beautiful Mistakes” features Megan Thee Stallion. blackbear joins the band on “Echo,” while the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks teams up with the group for “Remedy.” Next up, Academy® Award winner H.E.R. guests on “Convince Me Otherwise,” and the late Juice WRLD makes a posthumous appearance on “Can’t Leave You Alone.” The album will also include the band’s triple-platinum “Memories” and a “Memories” remix featuring late legend Nipsey Hussle and superstar rapper YG. Up and coming Zimbabwean artist Bantu is also featured on “One Light.”

Marie Minet shares latest chanson, “Hanoï”

It’s the story of an unexpected meeting between a young Frenchwoman and the prodigious Cape Verdean musician Jon Luz, which results in the creation of the single Hanoi, a synthesis of genres as sublime as it is original – a song that tells the story of a cathartic trip to Vietnam in a raw way.

“Hanoï” navigates between world music and French chanson, a piece that revives travel memories, the desire of a Parisian to leave everything and the unbearable dilemma of separation from the city of Light, a strong text and poetic echoing a whole generation.

“Hanoï you betrayed me, I am leaving you for Paris. Beautiful Paris, Paris you see, I am faithful.”

OUT TODAY: Ambient Composer Mattia Cupelli releases ‘EGERIA’ .

Mattia has 76 million plays on Youtube and Spotify alone with features on the Sir Chillicious Youtube channel and La Belle Musique’s Spotify Playlist to boot.

Hailing from Rome, Italy, the producer seeks inspiration in the classics, calling upon the likes of Nils Frahm, Nicolas Jaar, Ryuichi Sakamoto. As he creates his own unique style, Mattia Cupelli uses neo-classical influences and modern concepts, blurring the line between electronic and organic. Calling to mind the likes of Tim Hecker, Ben Frost and Forest Swords, the producer manages to create fantasy worlds within his music.


About the signing, Epic Records Chairwoman and C.E.O. Sylvia Rhone commented, “Tyla has all the qualities of a true career superstar. At the same time, there’s never been an artist quite like her. She’s become a star in Africa on her own terms, and now she’s going to redefine the sound of pop music worldwide. We’re so excited to welcome her to the Epic Records family.”

Canadian Rock Pianist CURTIS LABELLE Plays in the Key of Joy with New Single, “Run Run Away”

The Sylvan Lake, AB-based rock pianist masterfully lives up to his handle with this blast of energy anthem that irresistibly dares listeners to join in as he soars through the hook-powered “Run run away! Run run away-ay!” chorus. That same ten-fingered, passionate engine that drove Elton John, Billy Joel, and Ben Folds up the keys into stardom is also propelling Labelle and this new, rhythmically infectious release is the vehicle that will have everyone riding along.

David Ferguson To Release ‘Nashville No More’ On Fat Possum Records

David Ferguson’s name comes up quite frequently when one starts to dig into who’s behind Nashville’s most revered recordings of the last 40 years. A Grammy Award-winning recording engineer, studio owner, video game soundtrack composer, and collaborator with the likes of Johnny Cash, John Prine, and Sturgill Simpson, there’s one thing Ferguson has never been called up until now; a recording artist. That’s all about to change with his upcoming, star-studded release on Fat Possum Records, Nashville No More. Out September 3rd, Nashville No More finds Ferguson—better known around town as “Fergie”—exiting the control room and entering the spotlight with a self-produced, ten-song collection that will erase any doubt about his lack of history as the name on the marquee.

Saint Sister Share New Single “Manchester Air”

Saint Sister—the Dublin-based duo of songwriter Morgana MacIntyre and harpist/arranger Gemma Doherty—today shared their haunting, ethereal new song “Manchester Air,” the fifth single from their upcoming sophomore album, Where I Should End, out June 25th, 2021. Written in the weeks leading up the 2018 referendum on and historic, landslide repeal of the Eight Amendment in Ireland, which had effectively acted as an abortion ban, the song tells the story of a young couple dealing with an unexpected pregnancy and flying to the United Kingdom to access services. MacIntyre says that “Manchester Air,” which is more folk and traditional in its sound and structure, “harks back to the old Irish ballads of leaving home, the constant tramp of the Irish across the water.”

JULIA BHATT Releases Imaginative Animated “1:30” Video, Premieres via Under The Radar

“I think that living via social media is taking somewhat of a toll on me even though that’s where most of my following lies,” says 19 year old genre-jumping Miami-based indie artist Julia Bhatt on the topic of her newest track “1:30” (titled to honor the track’s “1:30” time stamp). The accompanying animated video premiered via Under The Radar and it features a shadowed entity that personifies Bhatt’s feelings of “seeing social media figures literally everywhere” which serve as a constant reminder about “watching from the outside when you feel you could be doing more.”