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Karen Harding Challenges Listeners To Rise Above With Single, '6 Feet Off The Floor'
by A.A. Cristi - April 18, 2024


Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Karen Harding is set to release her inspiring new single, '6 FEET OFF THE FLOOR', following the success of her first two songs. The track, part of her anticipated album 'BEHIND THE MASK', encourages listeners to overcome life's challenges with positivity and resilience.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Reveal Fall Tour Dates
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


On April 20, 2024, we will see Ringo release his 5th EP, Crooked Boy, as a special limited edition marble vinyl on Record Store Day. He has also shared some of the tour dates for his Ringo & His All Starr Band Fall tour which will see them return to a few of Ringo’s favorite venues including Fallsview Casino in Fallsview, ON where he has launched several tours and to Radio City Music Hall where he has performed 8 times with the All Starrs. See the dates here!

Buffalo Tom Premiere Third Single 'Autumn Letter'
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


Buffalo Tom offers an early listen of Autumn Letter, the latest single from their forthcoming album Jump Rope, with a premiere on Magnet Magazine. Recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound, “Autumn Letter” was the first song the group tackled fresh out of pandemic quarantine.“It reminds me of a certain kind of classic Buffalo Tom song from our Let Me Come Over era,” says Bill Janovitz. “It’s big, open chords are strummed way up high on the capo’d guitar neck, with a little Van Morrison Celtic melodic tinge.'

Abby Hamilton Confirms Summer Headline Shows
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


Emerging singer, songwriter and musician Abby Hamilton will perform select headline shows this summer including newly confirmed stops at Greensboro’s Flat Iron, Knoxville’s Barley’s Tap Room, Chattanooga’s Cherry Street Tavern, Roanoke’s The Spot on Kirk and Harrisonburg’s Golden Pony. See below for complete tour itinerary. Tickets for the new shows will go on-sale Friday, April 19 at 10:00am ET.

Arooj Aftab to Release New Album; Single Available Now
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


Arooj Aftab is set to release Night Reign, the follow up to her critically acclaimed album Vulture Prince, on May 31, 2024. Ahead of the release, she shares “Raat Ki Rani,” the album’s debut single and a music video helmed by actress Tessa Thompson (in her directorial debut) and produced by Kishori Rajan, who heads Thompson’s production company Viva Maude. Listen to the song here!

Video: Dead Days Release New Single 'ROT'
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


Canadian metalcore outfit Dead Days have returned with the in-your-face single “ROT,” their first of 2024.With its punchy instrumentation, “ROT” sonically kicks you in the teeth from the get-go. It’s a sonic fusion of two distinct musical landscapes: the flurry of percussion and riffs brings the modern metalcore flair, while the soaring chorus harkens back to The Poison-era Bullet For My Valentine in the best way possible. Watch the video here!

Video: Shannon & The Clams Reveal 'Big Wheel'
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


Shannon & The Clams have released their latest single “Big Wheel” and its accompanying music video. The song will be featured on their upcoming album The Moon Is In The Wrong Place, which is out May 10. Kicking off with resounding Moog synthesizer instrumentals and vocals from guitarist Cody Blanchard, “Big Wheel” chronicles the unavoidable passage of time and life’s impermanence. Watch the video here!

The Kiss That Took A Trip Unveils New Single 'Skull and Crossbones'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 18, 2024


Madrid-based musical project, THE KISS THAT TOOK A TRIP, has released an anthemic single 'Skull and Crossbones'.

Oliver Cronin Unveils Anthemic New Single 'Burning House'
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


Following the release of “Hello Goodbye” earlier this year, a sold out debut headline tour, and being nominated for Best New Artist at the 2024 Shure Rolling Stone Awards, Australian dark-pop artist Oliver Cronin keeps the momentum going with the anthemic new single Burning House. Listen to the song here!

Inter Arma Reveal 'Desolation's Harp' Single
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


As they prepare for the release of their highly anticipated new album, New Heaven, Inter Arma have released the album's third single 'Desolation's Harp.' A transmission from an abyss of mental illness, the song showcases the push-and-pull between finesse and force that's the album's hallmark. Set for release Friday, April 26 on Relapse Records, New Heaven is a compelling testament to perseverance, top to bottom. Listen to the single here!

Jjuujjuu Share New Track 'Up to You' and New Tour Dates
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


Earlier this year, Los Angeles-based experimental collective jjuujjuu returned with their first single of the new year, “SOME” featuring Brazilian psych rock band, Boogarins. Now the group, led by Desert Daze co-founder Phil Pirrone, has shares new track “Up to You” ahead of their Weekend 2 performance at Coachella. Listen to “Up to You” HERE and attendees of Coachella Weekend 2 can see jjuujjuu live on the Sonora Tent at 1:55pm Sunday, April 21. Listen to the song here!

Video: The Melvins Releases Mini-Documentary Ahead of New Album
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


The Melvins’ new album, Tarantula Heart arrives on Friday, April 19 and in celebration, the band has shared a mini-documentary about the creation of the album: “The Making of Tarantula Heart”. “The way we approached Tarantula Heart was different than any other Melvins’ album,” Buzz Osborne explained upon the album announcement. Watch the doc here!

Lava La Rue Shares New Single and Video for 'Humanity'
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


Lava La Rue has just shared their new single Humanity ahead of their eagerly awaited debut album. The single, from the album Starface, is their most vulnerable offering yet. Following a very literal experience of losing a friendship to addiction, the song is also steeped in positivity; reframing a difficult time with sentiments of hope - a reminder not to give up on humanity, even when you feel humanity has given up on you. Listen to the song here!

Video: Stephanie Lambring Shines A Light On Social Media Contradictions With 'Cover Girl'
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


Stephanie Lambring shares the brooding new single “Cover Girl” ahead of her anticipated sophomore album Hypocrite releasing, April 19. Opening the album with a perpetually unsettled drumbeat, “Cover Girl” grapples with the modern pressures of a social media-driven world, and the music video illustrates the stark reality behind the life we display online. Watch the video here!

Ray LaMontagne and Gregory Alan Isakov to Headline Fall Tour Together
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


Acclaimed songwriters and musicians Ray LaMontagne and Gregory Alan Isakov will join forces for an extensive co-headline tour this fall. The 17-date tour includes stops at Seattle’s Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Amphitheatre (two nights), Los Angeles’ YouTube Theater, San Diego’s CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, Phoenix’s Arizona Federal Theatre, and more.

Video: Mimi Webb Releases Music Video for Single 'Mistake'
by Josh Sharpe - April 18, 2024


Internationally acclaimed rising star Mimi Webb has shared the official music video for her latest single, Mistake. Shot in southern California and directed by Jenna Marsh, the video comes amid her North American tour supporting Benson Boone on his Fireworks and Rollerblades Tour, and ahead of several major North American music festival appearances this summer. Watch the video here!

Bad Omens Partner with Health and Swarm on New Single Ahead of Forthcoming Project
by Josh Sharpe - April 17, 2024


Breaking boundaries and pushing the envelope of sound, chart-topping rock band Bad Omens, LA-based industrial rock trio HEALTH, and electronic sensation SWARM have unveiled a powerhouse collaboration entitled “THE DRAIN”. The song is the latest offering from Bad Omens’ anticipated CONCRETE JUNGLE [THE OST], due out May 31. Pulsating with industrial energy and melodic metal undertones, the track promises to captivate listeners with its haunting dueling vocals. Listen to the song here!

Wild Yaks Return with New Album 'Monumental Deeds'
by Josh Sharpe - April 17, 2024


Rockaway Beach's very own Wild Yaks are back, marking their triumphant return with Monumental Deeds, the band's sixth album (depending on who's counting) in a nearly two-decade-long career. Set to be released on June 21, 2024, the album encapsulates the essence of Wild Yaks - a raw, unhinged energy coupled with intricate songwriting that oscillates between triumphant anthems and poignant reflections on love lost. Listen to a single now!

Video: Max McNown Premieres Music Video for 'Strong as Iron'
by Josh Sharpe - April 17, 2024


Folk-pop’s rising singer-songwriter Max McNown has released the new music video for “Strong As Iron,” from his recently released debut album Wandering. The album is a compelling convergence of folk and country sharing stories of intense heartache and perseverance. Watch the video here!

Architects Release Dates for Second Leg of North American Tour
by Josh Sharpe - April 17, 2024


Acclaimed British metalcore outfit Architects has announced the highly-anticipated second leg of their North American tour, which sees the band hitting major markets across North America for the first time since 2019. With unparalleled headline performances, Architects will be joined by special guests We Came As Romans and Brutus for this performance. See the dates here!

Bones Owens to Release Sophomore Album 'Love Out of Lemons'
by Josh Sharpe - April 17, 2024


Combining his country roots and 90s alternative nostalgia, Nashville-based Bones Owens has announced his new genre-bending album, Love Out Of Lemons, due July 12 2024 which showcases his raw songwriting while encapsulating the essence of his live shows. Listen to a single from the album here!

Video: Breakout Dryboy Shares Visceral 'Dancing in My Room' Music Video
by Josh Sharpe - April 17, 2024


Emerging sensation of the alt-pop realm, Dryboy, has unveiled his latest music video for the single, 'Dancing In My Room' off his recent debut EP, Alone and Alive. Emerging sensation of the alt-pop realm, Dryboy, has unveiled his latest music video for the single, 'Dancing In My Room' off his recent debut EP, Alone and Alive. Directed and shot by frequent collaborator, Chris Vergara, the video embodies the track’s soul-stirring essence —an anthemic ode to escapism and self-preservation in the face of heartbreak and solitude. Watch the video here!

And the Kids Vocalist Hannah Mohan to Release Debut Solo LP, 'Time Is a Walnut'
by Josh Sharpe - April 17, 2024


After nearly a decade fronting indie-pop band And the Kids, Western Massachusetts singer and songwriter Hannah Mohan will release her first solo project. After nearly a decade fronting indie-pop band And the Kids, Western Massachusetts singer and songwriter Hannah Mohan will release her first solo project. The album also comes amid the longest stretch Mohan has spent in one place since she left home at 16 to hop freight trains and hitchhike across North America. Making music has been at the center of Mohan’s life ever since, even as other circumstances have changed—sometimes radically. Listen to a single here!

Country Artist Kathleen Fee Releases Second Single 'The Morning After the Night Before'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 17, 2024


Country artist Kathleen Fee released her second single, THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE, an anthem for the wild-hearted.

October Drift Release Brand New Single
by Josh Sharpe - April 17, 2024


Highly acclaimed indie rock collective October Drift have released their brand new single ‘Blame The Young’. The visceral rock track premiered on April 17th on Chris Hawkins’ BBC 6Music show, where Chris described it as “The anthemic new one by a band very much in the zone and on the rise”. ‘Blame The Young’ is about standing up against denial, be that on a personal level or seen in the wider spectrum of society. Listen to the song here!


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