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The Gaslight Anthem release first song in nine years; tour dates begin May 1

The Gaslight Anthem has shared “Positive Charge,” the first single on their own Rich Mahogany Recordings label, distributed via Thirty Tigers. Produced and mixed by GRAMMY® Award-winner Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Kurt Vile) at his Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, the gloriously optimistic track marks the band’s first new music together in almost a decade.

Snoop Dogg & GaryVee Release Motivational “Please Take a Step Back” Single

Snoop Dogg and GaryVee announce the release of “Please Take A Step Back,” their new collaborative single, and the first official single released by GaryVee. The song arrives alongside Snoop Dogg and GaryVee’s “Please Take A Step Back” NFT, available to mint on the Ethereum blockchain at 4:20pm ET.*

Mimi Webb Releases “Last Train To London (I Won’t Look Back)” with Reimagined Production From FINNEAS

“I played ‘Last Train To London’ to FINNEAS shortly after I wrote it and asked him if he would be willing to put his touch on the record; I couldn’t believe when he said yes! Working with him was a dream come true! His take on the song is perfect and as soon as I heard his version, I wanted to share it with the world,” said Mimi.

Homes At Night Share New Single “Texaco” | On Tour w/ Saint Motel

Their new single, “Texaco,” highlights the duo’s knack for delivering catchy yet heartfelt alt-rock hits. It’s a perceptive single about embracing life’s transitional moment and letting go of toxic habits in order to grow.


SEB has shared his first two singles of 2023, “sugarhoneyiceicetea” and “moving on (feat. Khary),” in anticipation of a new forthcoming project. Akin to last Fall’s “loving u is harder,” the new songs demonstrate the solo artist’s deepening skill set as a producer and musician (particularly in an unpredictable swerve into jazz during the bridge of “sugarhoneyiceicetea,” on which he played all the instruments). SEB has been teasing out snippets of the songs on his Tik Tok, amassing almost 1mil views in under two weeks while also marking a shift in the tone of his account. “Recently on social media, I’ve been putting more focus on showing myself as a producer,” states SEB. “For a while, I felt like I was being perceived as an influencer first. That became tough just cause of how much time and care I put into my music. Once the focus of my videos changed, I also felt like people started connecting me to my music more.”

Harrison Storm Releases Reflective New Song and Video “Warm A Cold Heart”

Rising Alt-Pop Sensation dee holt Shares New EP ‘i’ll be there’



Regarding the new song Zachary Charles commented, “Die For A Night is one of the tracks we had some of the most fun with on the new album. There’s a little bit of tongue-in-cheek storytelling in the lyrics, and overall the track was just an absolute blast to produce. We have a deep love for dance music and tried to incorporate that a lot on this album where we could in our own way, and this is one of those records.”

Austin Tolliver shares new single + video

New Music: Garciaparra Debuts New Song “Abstract Changes”

Newcomer Garciaparra releases her debut track “Abstract Changes” today to all digital service providers via LEGEND Label Group and Alma Ro. Records. . The song was produced by SeaEss (Nightbeds, SHORE) and Ishmael Moody (Nightbeds) as well as co-written with Garciaparra. This R&B infused pop track is lyrically thoughtful with a beautiful melody. Garciaparra shares more about what the song means to her.


RVSHVD Video ft. Willie Jones & Blanco Brown OUT NOW

Today, RVSHVD releases the video “For My Dawgs” featuring Willie Jones and Blanco Brown. The track comes via Penthouse South/Sumerian Records and is an empowering anthem about the unity and brotherhood between three of country music’s most prominent African Americans. All three artists have genre-blending careers and “For My Dawgs” is no exception featuring the soul of country with underlying hip-hop and rap vibes.

Alt-Pop Up & Comer HEIGHTS Releases Vibrant New EP ‘Glow’

Self-produced songwriter HEIGHTS shares the new 4 track EP ‘Glow’, due for release April 28th. Creating a unique blend of emotive bedroom-pop that could soundtrack any indie coming-of-age film, the solo artist has built a growing hype which has seen her establish herself as one to watch.

Terrible Sons Release New Album ‘The Raft Is Not The Shore’ Via Nettwerk


After a glistening selection of singles since 2022, MYRNE presents an updated vision of the dancefloor that pulsates with feeling – a vision that he recently took on the road for a successful US tour, where he performed at stops that have been “bucket list” venues since he first started out in music.

OUT NOW: Free-Spirited Musician AISTÉ Releases ‘What’s Going On’ Video (FFO: Carole King, Meghan Trainor, Adele, and Sigrid)

OUT TODAY: Grooblen Finds Inspiration In Odd Places On “Twiggy Molts”

ANDRINA TURENNE releases full-length debut LP Bold As Logs :: Shares new video “Long Winter Nights”

However, calling Bold As Logs Andrina’s 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 Chic Gamine, the band she co-founded with Alexa Dirks (aka Begonia).

Video Premiere: Andrina Turenne “Long Winter Nights”

Dallas Indie-pop Artist Remy Reilly Dives Heads First Into Love With “What Do Ya Know”

Indie-pop singer Remy Reilly has released her new single “What Do Ya Know,” a feel-good pop-rock anthem about keeping your heart open and falling in love again. Produced by fellow Dallas native Jonathan Tyler, the song creates an infectious euphoria, overflowing from the breezy, carefree pop-rock rhythmicalities to Reilly’s distinctive gentle soul rasp that she’s known for. Beneath the upbeat, lively exterior made to dance along to, “What Do Ya Know” reflects a newfound wisdom, one as blissfully open to possibilities as a happy ending in a film. Follow her on Instagram @RemyReilly, and visit her website at RemyReilly.com.



Co-produced by Ryan and Ethan Gruska, Ryan shares the endless nuances of his interior life across the album’s nine seamless tracks, quietly exploring the tension between protecting our hearts and longing for connection that can only come from true vulnerability. Calico matches Ryan’s lyrical revelations with a luminously detailed sound that inspires endless fascination despite its great subtlety.

Conor Maynard announces new project, ‘+11 Hours,’ out June 9th

After teasing the announcement for several months with the release of two deeply personal singles, “If I Ever” and “By Your Side,” pop star Conor Maynard has announced ‘+11 Hours,’ out June 9th, 2023. Featuring fiercely personal songwriting and a new confidence found touring the world, Maynard’s ‘+11 Hours’ marks a creative turning point, as he lets the abundant skills of his youth blossom and steer him into new directions of artistry and creativity. The project was inspired by a difficult breakup he went through late last year, with a girl, he revealed, from Sydney, Australia, where the time zone is +11 hours from the UK.

Synth-Pop Artist Geographer Shares Stunning Ballad “One/Other”

He explains, “It’s easy to forget, when examining the brief and bloody history of humanity, that through it all, from the dark ages to the social media era, there has also been the tiny, muffled, sweet voice of love. In our own lives, we feel it every day, whether we’re connected to it or not. But it so rarely leaves the confines of our bodies or our darkened rooms, and almost never finds its way into the all-important, fluorescently lit rooms of power, commerce, and politics. Love, that most human of all qualities, most precious of all resources, is neglected so utterly in our daily lives, pushed aside for goals and, hopes and priorities that are not our own. This song has a chorus that I refuse to believe in: ‘You only get one or the other.’ Yes, sure, that’s how it would seem. But how can that be? I feel trapped in, mollified, and opiated by a system that relegates my love to the status of mere fuel for the mechanisms of power, and yet my love exists all the same. As if the coal in the ground were destined for much more than our furnaces.”

Sun Lo (ATTLAS, Richard Walters) Shares The Expansive Debut Album ‘Shapes In My Head’

d3adc0de Return With Anthemic New Single “Call Out The Liars”

“When Steve sent me the first draft of the song that became ‘Call Out the Liars,’ it immediately struck me that the chorus was big and needed a strong melody for the vocals,” says vocalist Stephen Sims. “For me, lyric writing typically comes in after I figure out the melody. With all of the negative events happening around the world over the past few years, I took the opportunity to vent out a lot of frustration and wrote the lyrics in a manner where the meaning is completely open to interpretation by the listener.”

Psych-folk artist Mariee Siou shares urgent, healing EP ‘Circle of Signs’ + single “Végre Vissza”

The highly anticipated EP, Circle of Signs, explores the grief that comes with the current, various political, cultural and environmental disasters. Over four poignant tracks, Siou reckons with living within a system that deepens inequality and accelerates the global climate emergency and through lyrics and song, offers a path toward healing and attempts to maintain hope of a brighter future.


Despite speculation that his triumphant return with “The End” was really the official announcement of his exit from music, Trip Lee, Dallas-born rapper, author, former pastor, husband, and father, has no intention of stopping anytime soon. Now 1 year after the release of “The End” in 2022, Trip explains he is “speaking from a place of victory,” and he plans to illustrate what comes after the end with a new single releasing on the last Friday of every month starting with his latest single, “At The Cross,” ft. Madison Ryann Ward.


After his breakout hit “You & I” gained incredible traction garnering over 35 million global streams, Diego Gonzalez joins forces with Filipino singer-songwriter Zack Tabudlo on a very special duet version of “You and I.” The 17-year-old flexes his stunning vocal range as evocative verses practically melt into the spacious beat and loose guitar. Meanwhile, Zack counters with an equally smooth cameo, elevating the track to another level altogether.

Singer-Songwriter + OB/GYN Kristina Dervaitis Shares Matthew Barber-Produced Sophomore Album, ‘Quickening,’ feat. Haunting Ballad, “If Only”

Quickening features “If Only,” an emotive piano and string laden ballad which reflects on how rooted our temperaments can be.

“If only we could change who we are, be a different person just for a moment. But we can’t turn away from who we are at our very core, there’s no switch to flip,” explains Dervaitis.

Big Freedia & Ciara Join Forces On “$100 Bill”

The upbeat dance track – driven by sunny guitars, funky basslines, and bouncy beats – is the perfect ego boost anthem. The lyrics are full of positive affirmations to hype anyone’s inner baddie, with Freedia gassing up audiences chanting “So fresh, so clean! Lookin expensive!” while Ciara confidently sings, “Walkin lookin like a 100-dollar bill, new money that’s how I feel”.

Mesmerizing New Artist Carlyle Griffin Is Navigating Feelings of Love And Life In New Single

With two successful singles under her belt and a determination to create authentic music, Carlyle Griffin is establishing herself as one to watch in Music City. Her new single, Say So, journeys to answer the question, “What am I supposed to be doing with my life right now?” The writing process came naturally after the first few lines came to her while on vacation. “I was trying to determine what to do about my career, coming out of a short relationship that left me with a lot more questions than answers, and feeling really overwhelmed by the weight of all the responsibilities I’d garnered over the previous year,” Carlyle shares. “It was a way to try and take all of that off my shoulders and turn it into something that excited me rather than worried me.”


Earlier this month, it was revealed that X is a contender for XXL’s 2023 Freshman Class. After tearing down the stage as support on Key Glock’s 2023 Glockoma Tour, the former athlete-turned-rapper continued to apply pressure with a well-documented run at SXSW. On top of all this, BigX has remained consistent when it comes to releasing new material, flooding the game with next level visuals that bring his song lyrics to life.

Out Now! ASYMMETRIC UNIVERSE Announces Experimental Prog EP “The Sun Would Disappear As I Imagined All The Stars”

Asymmetric Universe is an instrumental project founded in 2018 by the Italian brothers guitarist Federico Vese and bassist Nicolò Vese, with a goal of pushing the limits of modern prog, blending coherently different genres. Teaming up with drummer Gabriele Bullita and a collection of guest players, they create complex yet accessible music ranging from modern prog metal to fusion, from avant-garde jazz to emotional ambient, along with chamber orchestration. Their hard work is on full display with the upcoming EP “The Sun Would Disappear As I Imagined All The Stars”, which they explain in detail: