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Under the vision and guidance of multi-hyphenate superstar and NCredible founder Nick Cannon, spotlight-ready R&B boy band Pop Money unveil their debut single “Love More” today via NCredible/Republic Records.

THE CHURCH unleashes “The Hypnogogue”… New album out TODAY… On Tour!

Today marks the release of THE HYPNOGOGUE via Communicating Vessels, the 26th album by psych rock masters, THE CHURCH, providing a much needed shimmery blast of post-punk dream pop. Loaded with “jingle jangle guitars and mountainous melodies – psychedelic and grandiose, cinematic and poised” (Backseat Mafia) which “carries on mesmerizingly and you enjoy the ride, losing track of time much as you would while dozing off to sleep” (The Big Takeover), The Hypnogogue is a visionary album with a narrative thread – a first for the band who is entering their fifth decade of making music with all the fierce creative energy of their early years.


Cracker Island is the eighth studio album from Gorillaz, an energetic, upbeat, genre-expansive collection of 10 tracks with an evocative synth-led 80’s sound featuring yet another stellar line-up of artist collaborators: including Bad Bunny, Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo, Thundercat, Tame Impala, Bootie Brown and Beck. Recorded in London and L.A., it is produced by nine-time Grammy Award-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin, Gorillaz and Remi Kabaka Jr.

Emmy Award-winning, Juilliard-trained Musician Braxton Cook Releases His Highly Anticipated, Full-Length Album

Today, Emmy Award-Winning, Julliard-trained jazz-R&B artist Braxton Cook releases his highly anticipated fifth full-length album Who Are You When No One Is Watching? via Nettwerk. The 17-song odyssey is an exploration into what’s possible within the future of jazz, R&B, soul, and hip-hop. The title incites themes of perception and Braxton addresses viewpoints on race injustice, love in the media, marriage, fatherhood, and what it means to succeed in our world.


The Las Vegas native spits over an eerie piano arrangement that combines with his signature rapid-fire delivery dripping in angst and tension. With “GHOSTKILLA,” he takes it to the next level with detailed bars and an equally scorching video.


Celebrating finding joy in relationships during turbulent times, the song is driven by acoustic guitars form the gentle underbelly of the track. Ethereal vocal harmonies between Sam and Amy are the star attraction, as the song continues to drive Sam’s momentum as an artist to watch for the year ahead.

Phabo and Shaé Universe Join Forces on “Out of Touch”

‘Take It Easy’ Music Video Out Now

OUT NOW: mau5trap Artist EDDIE and Canadian Producer/DJ LŪN Collab ‘Post-Rave Heist’ on HypnoVizion

Today, Australian producer/DJ EDDIE releases ‘Post-Rave Heist,’ a powerful collaboration with dynamic Canadian bass producer/DJ LŪN and the second single from his forthcoming EP Onzeker Kraft Vol. 1, which will be released March 17 via HypnoVizion.

Johnny Dailey Goes to Great Lengths For Love in New Single and Music Video for “Over A Girl”

“I hope when people hear this song for the first time, it either takes them back to meeting that person for the first time and reminiscing on all the feelings they felt in that moment, or I hope that it relates to somebody that’s currently in this moment, driving their truck to pick up a girl that they’re going to spend their life with one day” Dailey shared with American Songwriter for the exclusive premiere of the track.

Johnny Dailey Gets Sentimental with “Over a Girl” [Exclusive Premiere]

Alt-pop group Ripe share new song; new Glassnote album out March 10, tour begins March 28

“We all have that one friend who truly embodies the hopeless romantic,” says lead singer Wulfsohn, “someone who loves so explosively that you almost find yourself rooting for them, because it would be the most wonderful thing if love was actually something we could get completely lost in, something that could hold us completely. This song was written on a day that our hopeless romantic was unsure if his latest love was ending, and was then in part recorded on what turned out to be the last day me and my now-ex were in the same room while in that relationship, singing about a friendship in my life that at that moment felt like it was in a state of collapse. We feel there’s an earned edge of desperation in the call for ‘All or Nothing,’ and we hope this song can help in the moments where you want to scream out of equal parts confusion and love.”

Chill-Pop Artist Mokita shares title track single “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?” off forthcoming EP via Nettwerk

Rolling Loud Recruits Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar and WizKid for Inaugural RL Germany

Rolling Loud’s mission is to bring the best and brightest artists in hip-hop to an international audience. Today, Rolling Loud unveils the lineup for Rolling Loud Germany, hitting Munich this summer. Led by headliners Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, and WizKid, the inaugural Rolling Loud Germany brings one of the festival brand’s most impressive lineups yet to Bavaria. Promising performances by some of the most exciting names in global music, Rolling Loud Germany makes its highly-anticipated debut from July 7th to 9th, 2023 at Messe München in the heart of the Bavarian capital.


House of EL – Electric

With a multiplicity of accolades to his name already, having been the vertebrae to releases belonging to Mary J Blige, Sam Smith, Janelle Monae, Kano, Joey Badass, Emili Sandé, Becky Hill and Paloma Faith (to name only a fraction), stepping out alone to showcase his unfiltered talent couldn’t have come any more naturally for music aficionado House of EL .

OUT NOW: Neon Noir Synthwave Producer Das Mörtal Shares ‘WASTED’


A trio of news flashes closes out the month of February for Tiago PZK, who continues to build on his groundbreaking success last year as a songwriter, performer, recording artist, and maybe, video director. First off is Slow, the newly-released, second single from his upcoming album Portales Deluxe. Written by Tiago PZK and produced by Zecca, who helmed Tiago PZK’s previous hit Bemaste, Slow soberly explores the high-flying life of rapid fame and fortune.

Alberta Musician Rebecca Lappa Announces Release of New EP | 1st Single Out Now!

Sawyer Fredericks’ The Golden Tree EP Out Today

Today Sawyer Fredericks releases The Golden Tree EP, his first new album of music since 2020’s Flowers For You. The album includes four new tracks featuring his band, Gannon Ferrell on bass, Jerome Goosman on dobro, and Chris Thomas on drums, as well as Sav Buist and Katie Larson of The Accidentals on strings and backing vocals.

REVIEW: Sawyer Fredericks “The Golden Tree”

New Music: ANDRINA TURENNE (ex-Chic Gamine) releases new single “Tour du monde” from upcoming debut solo album Bold As Logs

Calling Andrina Turenne’s new album Bold As Logs her debut feels like a bit of a misnomer. The Winnipeg singer-songwriter has, after all, graced stages across five continents and has lent her voice—as a member or a guest—to more than 50 albums during her 20-plus years in the music industry. In addition, she has a Juno for best roots & traditional album, awarded to her former band Chic Gamine.

Andrina Turenne, formerly of Juno winners Chic Gamine, goes solo on bilingual debut, Bold As Logs

New Music This Week from Neutral Milk Hotel, Gorillaz, U.S. Girls, Dierks Bentley and More

New Releases for February 24, 2023 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

MAULÉN: Drone/Experimental Solo Artist Releases “Lo Siento” Single; El Miedo De Amar Pero Igual Lo Hago To See Release April 7th Via Icons Creating Evil Art

Drone/experimental solo artist MAULÉN today unveils his latest sonic masterwork, “Lo Siento.” The track, which features the powerful vocals of Sakarias Westman (A Paradise Dot), appears on Pero Igual Lo Hago, the second part of MAULÉN’s two-part EP. The final double EP, El Miedo De Amar Pero Igual Lo Hago, will be released on April 7th via Icons Creating Evil Art.

paris jackson DROPS LATEST SINGLE “bandaid” TODAY

Of the song, paris says, “this is the type of music i used to dream of making myself when i was 14 discovering nirvana and pixies for the first time. lyrically it’s the most raw and vulnerable i’ve ever been in any of my songs. it’s the first track i’ve truly let loose and yelled on in the studio, which you can hear in the third chorus, and i feel like that’s why it had to be the title track for my next record.”

Singer-Songwriter Ryan Brown Releases New Single “After Midnight” to Benefit The Sound Mind Network

Singer-songwriter Ryan Brown releases new single “After Midnight” to benefit charity organization The Sound Mind Network. The single was originally written by the co-founder of the organization, celebrity chef, entrepreneur, and musician, Tony Luke Jr. All proceeds from the single will be donated to The Sound Mind Network.

Ryan Brown’s newest release, titled “After Midnight” was written by Tony Luke Jr. Over the course of the song, the lyrics demonstrate how social media contributes to the growing rates of depression, anxiety, and addiction.

Becca Bowen Sheds New Light On Heartbreak With “Son Of A Gun” Available Today

“I was singing at an event and I looked out in the audience and the guy I had been dating was with another girl. I was in shock but I kept it together and made it through the song. We both locked eyes from the stage and he just looked at me with these sad puppy dog eyes because he had just been caught,” Becca shared. “Needless to say after this I was angry and couldn’t believe the nerve of this man. So I ended up taking my feelings of disappointment and putting them into this song.”

Serration team up with Emma Boster of Dying Wish on new single


Bria Shares Official Lyric Video For Her Sultry Reinterpretation of Mary Margaret O’Hara’s “When You Know Why You’re Happy”

Today, Friday, February 24th marks the release of Bria’s follow up EP Cuntry Covers Vol. 2 on LP/CD/DSPs. Building on the tried-and-true/bold-and-new duality of Cuntry Covers’ first offering, Vol. 2 delivers a deeper dive into the duo’s brilliant alchemy of traditional and contemporary reinterpretations. Bria has shared an official lyric video for her sultry reinterpretation of Mary Margaret O’Hara’s song “When You Know Why You’re Happy” which you can watch HERE.


Nicholas Merz — American Classic

Nicholas Merz’s third record, American Classic is being released today via New Jersey label Aagoo Records. The album is a culmination of two years of writing and the finale of a trilogy of albums and ideas that he shorthands as the Duvall Sound.

For Skope: Thomas Newson shows his different side and versatility with 3-track EP “Dysnomia” (out now on Protocol)

Christee Palace Drops Self-Love Anthem “Love Me Better”

She teamed up with Billboard Top 10 artist Kayla Diamond to co-write and produce her latest single, “Love Me Better.” Blaming herself for a break-up, she found self-love in the songwriting process and came to understand what she deserves. She advises taking care of yourself first in order to find someone who is complementary to you.


Singer-songwriter TIANNA ESPERANZA releases stunning debut album ‘Terror’

Sam Casey Unveils New ‘More Songs About Weed and Toxic Relationships’ EP

Her sophomore EP, More Songs About Weed and Toxic Relationships, was co-written with, and produced by, JUNO nominee Mike Schlosser (John Orpheus) and collaborators Laur Elle, AARYS and Chloe Kay.

Ruebik Starts 2023 With Brand New Single ‘Past Life’ Alongside MR.0600

The end of 2022 saw New Zealand based drum & bass artist Ruebik drop ‘Ashes’ ft. Michele Ducray on the imperative Dutch imprint High Tea Music. After its success and flurry of mainstream dance music support, he returns for the New Year with a brand new single. Dropping on his own self-release platform, he now calls on vocalist MR.0600 for his forthcoming record ‘Past Life’, which is an ode to the dancefloor signature he’s coined since breaking through within the drum & bass hotbed of New Zealand. Now introducing his music across Europe too, he capitalises on the success of ‘Ashes’ and demonstrates why Toocut and George FM have thrown their weight behind his releases over the past three years.

Moe Bandy’s New Album ‘Thank You Lord’ Is Available Now

Award-winning country music legend Moe Bandy is happy to announce his new album, ‘Thank You Lord,’ is available now! Delivering a heartfelt project, Bandy has recorded twelve tracks and features special guests, The Isaacs on “Family Bible” and The Oak Ridge Boys with Nora Lee Allen on “The Lord Is My Shepherd.” The title track, written by Mo Pitney, Bobby Tomberlin, and Cheryl Riddle offers a true reflection of where Bandy is in his life today, of which he is thankful for another mile, another day, and a life many could have only dreamed of. ‘Thank You Lord’ features tunes from prominent Nashville songwriters including Willie Nelson, Bill Anderson, Hank Williams, and more! The twelve-track project was produced by Michelle Voan Capps and sponsored by Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms and is available on all streaming platforms now!

Houston’s Amber Nicholson Releases “Far Away Dreaming” Today

Amber Nicholson’s desire to make music is stirred by both passion and purpose. That’s hardly surprising; she first started playing piano at age five and originally intended to become a concert pianist. Over the course of her career, she became a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter who’s not only committed to share her skills by performing in and around her hometown of Fulshear Texas, but also to educate others .

BODYSNATCHER Unveils Standalone Video/Single, “Dead Rabbit;” Band To Kick Off Massive Live Takeover Next Week

Multi-Platinum Singer-Songwriter Josh Mirenda Shares New Single “Wind Up”

Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Josh Mirenda is excited to release his highly anticipated new single, “Wind Up,” out now via Average Joes Entertainment. The single conveys a sense of urgency and risk-taking, emphasizing the importance of living in the moment and seizing the opportunities that come our way. With its upbeat tempo and powerful lyrics, “Wind Up” is a song that encourages listeners to let go of their inhibitions and embrace the thrill of the unknown. The track is now available for download and stream on all digital platforms!

QOTSA’s Michael Shuman – GLU EP Out Now

GRAMMY-nominated musician and multi-instrumentalist Michael Shuman is GLU. The Queens of the Stone Age bassist and frontman of Mini Mansions is showing another side of himself with his independent debut EP, MY DEMONS, which is out NOW.


Loud Luxury shares, “”Next To You” is a very special song to us. Between taking almost 3 years to perfect it and wanting to do a song with the boys from DVBBS since we all started DJing in Toronto back in the day, it’s been a labor of love. Kane is easily one of the most unique voices in not just country, but in all of music right now. It’s an honor to create something that blends our sound with him. This is the perfect soundtrack for a night to remember with the ones you love and seeing where it takes you.”