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Action Bronson Unveils “Mongolia” Feat. Meyhem Lauren & Hologram


Action Bronson has unveiled “Mongolia,” the third preview of his new album Only For Dolphins out next week (September 25 / Loma Vista Recordings). The track premiered this afternoon on The Ebro Show on Apple Music, and comes a week after the announcement of Bronson’s first full-length release since 2018. Today it was also announced that Bronson will be a part of Bonnaroo’s 2020 Virtual ROO-ALITY festival, streaming September 24th through 26th on their YouTube.



“Mongolia” jabs with a fuzzed-out Turkish funk riff and in just a single verse namechecks 16 Handles, David Caruso and The Mets (and kicks off with a quick The Wire sample for good measure). It also boasts the only featured guest MCs on the record, the brother duo and Bronson’s close friends Meyhem Lauren and hologram.



Bronson teased Only For Dolphins in July with “Latin Grammys,” deemed a “return to form” by Hypebeast. // Continue to the full article

French Cassettes Release ‘Utah’ Video


French Cassettes singer and songwriter Scott Huerta was living beneath a stairwell in San Francisco, CA (cramped, but only $200 a month) when he wrote what would become his band’s sophomore LP, Rolodex. “I adopted the mentality, which was probably unhealthy, that every song I wrote needed to be my favorite song,” he remembers. “I lost my mind so many times in the middle of the night.”



The eight tracks and 24 minutes of Rolodex are an epic statement of purpose in a decidedly taut package; hook-filled and rooted in pop, layered with intricate vocals and counter-harmonies, inventive percussion, and every shade of clean and fuzzy guitars stacked up like an orchestra. French Cassettes will release Rolodex on December 11 via Tender Loving Empire + today shared the video for the “disco-infused, power-pop, shimmering indie thrasher” (BreakThru Radio) “Utah” to announce the album that’s been eight years in the making. // Continue to the full article

Seether To Release Three Classic Albums On Vinyl For The First Time On Nov. 13


Multi-platinum rock band SEETHER, in celebration of the band’s 20-year anniversary, today announced the release of three of their classic albums – Disclaimer II, Karma And Effect, and Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces – on vinyl for the very first time on November 13th, 2020 via Craft Recordings. Released early in the band’s remarkable run, these three albums exemplify the distinctive musicianship and song-craft for which SEETHER are best known and helped solidify them as one of the most successful hard rock bands in the world.



SEETHER continue to prove their staying power and add to their expansive catalogue with the release of their 8th studio album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (If You Want Peace, Prepare for War) via Fantasy Records last month. Lead single “Dangerous” is currently #3 at Rock Radio, marking the band’s 18th Top 5 single over the course of their impressive career. // Continue to the full article

Chris Brown & Young Thug Release Video For ‘Say You Love Me’


Chris Brown and Young Thug have released the animated new video for “Say You Love Me” from their joint mixtape Slime & B.

The continuation of the storyline from the “Go Crazy” video, which has been viewed over 46 million times to date, the “Say You Love Me” video is the brainchild of Brown and his core team of creatives – Mat Fuller, Matt Goldstein and Jake Miosge. Developed over the course of two months, the video pushes the medium of animation and highlights the team’s affinity with sci-fi, animated TV/films and space. Collaborating with feature film animators, directors and content creators, Chris and his team have several projects slated for release in the future that will further cement the talent and creativity the world knows from him as an artist.



The video was written and directed by Mat Fuller with animation created by Dark Matter FX’s Joe Hobach (Game Of Thrones, Night At The Museum, Ghost Rider, King Kong, Sin City, Blade: Trinity, The Fast & the Furious), Eric Molina (Yahoo Sports, Super Bowl Live, NFL), and Tony Castro (Agents Of Shield, The Smurfs, Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Bad Universe). // Continue to the full article

Limbs Debuts New Single ‘I Used To Be You’


Last month, post hardcore band LIMBS unleashed their new single “Empty Vessel,” catching the attention of Brooklyn Vegan, Revolver, Metal Insider, and more. Today they have teamed up with Outburn Magazine to debut follow up “I Used To Be You.” Fans can check out the introspective and hard-hitting new single now, below.



“‘I Used To Be You’ was written as a reflection of my past, riddled with toxic relationships, substance abuse and struggling to cope with the loss of my father. The song is an introspective look into the person I became when life was at its darkest, but narrates how I was able to overcome adversity and better myself, for my own sake and those around me,” shares vocalist Austin McAuley. “The driving force behind this story of rebirth is the memory of my father, his voice in my head telling me not to give up, to never stop fighting. // Continue to the full article

Sam DeRosa Reveals Video For ‘321’


Rising pop sensation Sam DeRosa is back – pouring her heart into new single “321.” With slick vocals backed by a playful instrumental, Sam gives listeners a taste of her debut EP The Medicine due out November 13th via Monument Records.



The Los Angeles-based artist delivers a hypnotic track, unearthing the plethora of feelings that surface post-breakup. From the very first verse, “321” describes a night known all too well. The drinks are flowing, the music is blasting, the night is young… but your suppressed emotions decide to pop in for a little surprise. Suddenly you find yourself crying on a random bathroom floor. Did you make a mistake? Do you want them back? Or is this just the alcohol talking? “Vodka soda, I sip it slowly, I get a little dangerous when I get lonely… I’m nervous, got me shaking, got me feeling like the old me. // Continue to the full article

Andrew Jannakos Makes Billboard Chart Debut With ‘Gone Too Soon’


Country singer/songwriter Andrew Jannakos debuts on the Billboard charts with his independently-released new song “Gone Too Soon.” Encompassing the song’s first three days of commercial availability, “Gone Too Soon” sold 28,000 downloads and drew 2.4 million digital streams to launch at #65 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #12 on the Hot Country Songs chart and #1 on Emerging Artists. The song also debuts at #2 for all-genre Digital Song Sales and #1 on Country Digital Song Sales.



The independent artist released the track last Tuesday only to see it rocket to the top of the iTunes all-genre and country song charts in the US, and remain there for much of the week. Previews of the song received an explosive response on TikTok earlier this summer; earning nearly a million likes, over nine million views and helping Andrew build an audience of well over 600K subscribers on the platform. // Continue to the full article

Trixie Mattel Reinterprets Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games”


Modern pop culture legend and LGBTQ+ groundbreaker Trixie Mattel has raised the bar a notch higher on an already accomplished career with her reinterpretation of Lana Del Rey’s powerhouse debut single and now-iconic 2010s indie ballad “Video Games”. With her signature autoharp in-hand, Mattel speeds up the tempo and trades the orchestral grandiosity of the original for a lonesome western whistling and an arrangement forged in the fires of classic mournful country and Americana.



The video, which drops today, combines the iconic melodrama of its source material with Trixie’s patented life-size Barbie style as imagery of cowboys, horses and classic videos games are projected over her, serving as an allusion to the grainy footage, vintage montage aesthetic of Lana Del Rey’s original video. // Continue to the full article

Kendra Erika Releases Music Video For New Single ‘So Fly’


Billboard recording artist Kendra Erika releases music video for new single “So Fly”. This video release comes after success of Kendra’s recent single “Break the Wheel” that peaked in the Top Ten on the Billboard Dance Chart which is Kendra’s fifth track do so in the last 36thmonths, following her recently released #1 single “Self Control”! A week after “Break The Wheel” peaked the COVID virus hit, and hit hard, and suddenly clubs and the dance charts were no more and traveling for tour dates and recording sadly disappeared from Kendra’s world and the entire music community. Never comfortable sitting still, and while quarantined in Boca Raton, Florida, Kendra decided this was her time to focus on creating new music.



In the peak of the COVID crises Kendra doubled down on herself and with the help of her management team, Kendrawas connected via Zoom with some of the top Grammy winning producers in the music industry including Luigie “LUGO” Gonzalez (Janet Jackson, Madonna, Barbra Streisand) who also produced Kendra’s newest track “So Fly” that premiered recently with PopWrapped. // Continue to the full article

Elton: Jewel Box Released November 13, 2020


Elton John today announces the forthcoming release of Elton: Jewel Box. Released on November 13th via UMe / EMI, Elton: Jewel Box is an unrivaled collection containing 148 songs spanning 1965 to 2019 on 8CD, 4LP, 3LP, 2LP, digital download, and streaming formats.



The ultimate exploration into Elton’s extensive back catalog, Elton: Jewel Box covers deep cuts, rarities from the earliest stages of his and Bernie Taupin’s musical journey, B-side spanning 30 years, and songs discussed in his best-selling, critically acclaimed 2019 memoir Me. The 8 CD boxset of buried treasures comes in a beautiful hardcover book with the discs housed in the back, all wrapped in an outer slipcase. Each section comes accompanied by extensive notes, including a track-by-track commentary by Elton for Deep Cuts. // Continue to the full article

Sepultura Reveals Jens Bogren And Raul Machado As This Week’s “Sepulquarta” Guests


This week’s SepulQuarta session will welcome filmmaker Raul Machado, who created Sepultura’s latest music video “Guardians of the Earth” and renowned producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy) who produced the band’s latest album Quadra.



Andreas Kisser comments: “On this edition of SepulQuarta we will delve deep into the song and video for ‘Guardians of Earth’. In the live q&a we will chat with Jens Bogren (the producer and mixer of our last album Quadra) about the recording process for the song, which was probably the most challenging song that we’ve ever done in the studio – with its acoustic and heavy guitars, choirs and orchestrations! Plus we will talk to Raul Machado, the director of the video, about all the details of the shoot and the involvement of the Amazon Frontlines and their archives. // Continue to the full article

Derek & The Dominos – Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs


This November sees the release of 50th Anniversary edition of Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, available as a 4LP vinyl box set via UMe/Polydor. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1970 double album, the original has been given the ‘Half-Speed Mastered’ treatment by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios and is completed with a certificate of authentication.



The 50th anniversary 4LP box set, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, is available exclusively through uDiscover and Sound of Vinyl.



Layla is often regarded as Eric Clapton’s greatest musical achievement. The album is notably known for its title track, an evergreen rock classic, which had top ten single chart success in the U.K. and features the dual wailing guitars of Clapton and Duane Allman. Alongside this are a further 2LPs of bonus material some of which has not previously been released on vinyl. // Continue to the full article

Rock Artist Bald Man Unleashes Debut Album ‘Music For The Rest Of Us’


Rock artist Bald Man has officially released Music for the Rest of Us, his 10-track debut studio album of original material. Available today, the album can be purchased digitally on platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, Pandora, and more. The album’s release comes on the heels of Bald Man’s upcoming COVID-19 safe North American tour, of which 100% of proceeds will be donated to charity. More details will be announced in the weeks ahead.



Recorded by engineer Jason Decter (blink-182, Weezer, Panic at the Disco), produced by Bald Man and Decter, mixed by multi-GRAMMY® award-winning mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Muse, Carrie Underwood), and mastered by multi-GRAMMY® award-winning Chief Mastering Engineer Ted Jensen (Eagles, Norah Jones, Billy Joel), Music for the Rest of Us blends genres including hard rock, southern rock, and country and features an array of powerful, in-your-face, adrenaline-filled tracks. // Continue to the full article

Taylor Swift, Post Malone & Billie Eilish Among 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominees


Post Malone leads the 2020 Billboard Music Awards nominations, which dick clark productions and NBC announced on Tuesday (Sept. 22). Swift and Eilish are up for the Top Artist award, along with the Jonas Brothers and Khalid.



Eilish is also up for Top Billboard 200 Album for “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go,” along with Swift’s “Lover,” Khalid’s “Free Spirit,” Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” and Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next.”


See the full list of nominees below.



ARTIST AWARDS



Top Artist:

Billie Eilish

Jonas Brothers

Khalid

Post Malone

Taylor Swift



Top New Artist:

DaBaby

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Roddy Ricch



Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan Voted):

Mariah Carey

Luke Combs

Lil Nas X

Harry Styles

Taylor Swift



Top Male Artist:

DaBaby

Khalid

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

Ed Sheeran



Top Female Artist:

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Halsey

Lizzo

Taylor Swift



Top Duo/Group:

BTS

Dan + Shay

Jonas Brothers

Maroon 5

Panic! At The Disco



Top Billboard 200 Artist:

Drake

Billie Eilish

Khalid

Post Malone

Taylor Swift



Top Hot 100 Artist:

DaBaby

Billie Eilish

Khalid

Lil Nas X

Post Malone



Top Streaming Songs Artist:

DaBaby

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

Travis Scott



Top Song Sales Artist:

Billie Eilish

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

Post Malone

Taylor Swift



Top Radio Songs Artist:

Jonas Brothers

Khalid

Lizzo

Shawn Mendes

Post Malone



Top Social Artist (Fan Voted):

BTS

Billie Eilish

EXO

GOT7

Ariana Grande



Top Touring Artist:

Elton John

Metallica

P!nk

The Rolling Stones

Ed Sheeran



Top R&B Artist:

Chris Brown

Khalid

Lizzo

Summer Walker

The Weeknd



Top R&B Male Artist:

Chris Brown

Khalid

The Weeknd



Top R&B Female Artist:

Beyoncé

Lizzo

Summer Walker



Top R&B Tour:

B2K

Janet Jackson

Khalid



Top Rap Artist:

DaBaby

Juice WRLD

Lil Nas X

Post Malone

Roddy Ricch



Top Rap Male Artist:

DaBaby

Lil Nas X

Post Malone



Top Rap Female Artist:

Cardi B

City Girls

Megan Thee Stallion



Top Rap Tour:

Drake

Post Malone

Travis Scott



Top Country Artist:

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Dan + Shay

Maren Morris

Thomas Rhett



Top Country Male Artist:

Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett



Top Country Female Artist:

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood



Top Country Duo/Group:

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Old Dominion



Top Country Tour:

Eric Church

Florida Georgia Line

George Strait



Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons

Panic! At The Disco

Tame Impala

Tool

twenty one pilots



Top Rock Tour:

Elton John

Metallica

The Rolling Stones



Top Latin Artist:

Anuel AA

Bad Bunny

J Balvin

Ozuna

Romeo Santos



Top Dance/Electronic Artist:

Avicii

The Chainsmokers

DJ Snake

Illenium

Marshmello



Top Christian Artist:

Lauren Daigle

Elevation Worship

For King & Country

Hillsong United

Kanye West



Top Gospel Artist:

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Sunday Service Choir

Kanye West



ALBUM AWARDS



Top Billboard 200 Album:

Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next”

Khalid “Free Spirit”

Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”

Taylor Swift “Lover”



Top Soundtrack:

“Aladdin”

“Descendants 3”

“Frozen II”

“K-12” by Melanie Martinez

“The Dirt” by Mötley Crüe



Top R&B Album:

Beyoncé “Homecoming: The Live Album”

Justin Bieber “Changes”

Chris Brown “Indigo”

Khalid “Free Spirit”

Summer Walker “Over It”



Top Rap Album:

DaBaby “Kirk”

Juice WRLD “Death Race For Love”

Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”

Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial”

Young Thug “So Much Fun”



Top Country Album:

Kane Brown “Experiment”

Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”

Maren Morris “Girl”

Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road”

Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”



Top Rock Album:

The Lumineers “III”

Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind”

Tame Impala “The Slow Rush”

Tool “Fear Inoculum”

Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”



Top Latin Album:

J Balvin & Bad Bunny “Oasis”

Farruko “Gangalee”

Maluma “11:11”

Romeo Santos “Utopía”

Sech “Sueños”



Top Dance/Electronic Album:

Avicii “Tim”

The Chainsmokers “World War Joy”

Illenium “Ascend”

Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set”

Alan Walker “Different World”



Top Christian Album:

Bethel Music “Victory: Recorded Live”

Casting Crowns “Only Jesus”

Hillsong United “People”

Skillet “Victorious”

Kanye West “Jesus is King”



Top Gospel Album

Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love”

Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers “Goshen”

William McDowell “The Cry: A Live Worship Experience”

Sunday Service Choir “Jesus Is Born”

Kanye West “Jesus is King”



SONG AWARDS



Top Hot 100 Song:

Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”

Billie Eilish “bad guy”

Lil Nas X ft. // Continue to the full article

Somewhat Coy Make Their Debut With Euphoric Release


On-the-rise alt-pop duo Somewhat Coy, comprised of Connor McCoy (vocals) and Matt Browning (production), have released their debut single, “Honest,” an instant classic that dives headfirst into the insecurities of love. The duo gracefully exposes the unspoken reality of when a relationship has run its course, and the difficulty behind telling both yourself and your partner the truth. “Honest” is now available to stream and download on digital platforms.



As smooth melodies intertwine with feathery vocals throughout the track, the duo paints a picture of raw emotion trapped beneath words. From the outset, the single beautifully crescendos, while McCoy effortlessly harmonizes implicit truths. The pair explained that they wanted to describe the feeling when you are stuck in denial, and your body won’t allow you to speak on the way you feel honestly. // Continue to the full article

Da Music™ Remasters The Classics With Famed Musician And Producer, Danny Seraphine, Original Drummer And Founding Member Of Chicago For The Exclusive Quintessential Hits


Iconic musician and top 100 drummers of all time, Danny Seraphine, teams up with Los Angeles based DA Music on key collaborations for the Quintessential Hits (QH) catalog. Servicing every content creator and end-user worldwide, DA Music is delivering exceptional clearance free tracks from their fast-growing Library. Chicago is one of the Recording Academy’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients that will be televised October 16, 2020 on PBS.



The woman-owned independent artist licensing company, founded in 2015 by Los Angeles native Deborah Alexander, DA Music™ continues to expand their libraries by collaborating with iconic greats like Danny Seraphine, best known as the original drummer and founding member of Chicago, also ranked one of the top 100 drummers of all time by Rolling Stone. // Continue to the full article

Spice Girls Announce First Time Ever Vinyl Reissue Of Their 2000 Final Studio Album Forever


The Spice Girls will re-release their 2000 album Forever for the first time on vinyl on November 20th. The platinum-selling album, which features tracks such as the UK No.1 hit “Goodbye” as well as the double A-sided single “Holler” and “Let Love Lead The Way,” will be released on a 180g heavyweight vinyl. Originally released in November 2000, the vinyl will feature a gatefold sleeve, four collectable art prints and artwork specially re-created for this vinyl release, making it the ultimate collectable for any Spice Girls fan.

Forever was the Spice Girls’ final studio album.



Last year, the Spice Girls reunited for a headline tour across the UK and Ireland, where they performed to over 700,000 fans. They are still to this date the highest-selling female group of all time, with their 1996 debut album Spice selling over 31 million copies worldwide. // Continue to the full article

Simply 3 Releases New Video For “September”


The Arizona based trio, Simply Three released their new video today, “September”, popularized by Earth, Wind & Fire in 1978. With its lyrics, “Do you remember, the 21st night of September?” the classic has become an annual tradition, sung and performed on September 21st. The trio collaborated with musicians from Arizona State University, including several trombonists, saxophone players and trumpeters.



The electrifying trio, comprised of Glen McDaniel (violin,) Nick Villalobos (bass,) and Zack Clark (cellist,) is “classically trained, pop influenced and string driven”. They have gained immense popularity for their stunning renditions of pop songs, from Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” with 60 million views on YouTube to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” with 35 million views. Their original song, “Rain” is currently at 40 million views. // Continue to the full article

Kulick Releases New Single “Rope”


Alternative rock singer/songwriter Kulick (who recently accumulated over 3 million combined streams on Spotify), has dropped “Rope,” the highly infectious first single off his upcoming debut full-length “Yelling in a Quiet Neighborhood,” out October 16 on ENCI Records.

Stream “Rope” and pre-order ‘Yelling In A Quiet Neighborhood’ on all digital platforms: https://orcd.co/kulick-rope

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lk5h6Prgfo.



Kulick says, “”Rope” was written immediately after getting off of the US and Canada tour with Andy Black and The Faim in May 2019. I had a tough year in my personal life, and I wasn’t ready to face it when I got home. I wrote this song with my drummer Keith Gensure, who I’ve known and played music with most of my life, and I felt safe enough to write this very personal song with him. // Continue to the full article

Apple One Makes Enjoying Apple Subscription Services Easier Than Ever


Apple today announced Apple One, the easiest way to get all of Apple’s subscription services in one simple plan, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and iCloud. With a single subscription, customers in over 100 countries and regions can enjoy their favorite Apple services across their favorite devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac.



“Apple One makes enjoying Apple subscription services easier than ever, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, and more,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “With Apple One, you can access the best of Apple entertainment across all your favorite devices with one simple subscription.”



Starting this fall, customers with Apple subscriptions will be recommended the right Apple One plan for them so they can sign up with a tap from any Apple device and get even more for less. // Continue to the full article

TMG FRE$H’s Latest Single “Champagne Cry” Featuring Tee Grizzley


TMG FRE$H is an R&B recording artist from the Bay Area, currently based in Los Angeles. He has much to celebrate lately with his latest single “Champagne Cry” featuring Tee Grizzley, filling the number two spot for the most additions to urban radio.



After being sidelined by a basketball injury in college, TMG FRE$H found a new passion in the film and TV, writing, producing, and directing various shows and short films before turning his attention to music. TMG FRE$H has spent 2020 releasing great music and showing off his artistry which has matured into a sound characterized by synthy R&B vocals and melodic raps.



TMG FRE$H has kept to his grind despite the hardships of a global pandemic, releasing his single “Anybody” earlier this year, he’s shifted the energy with “Champagne Cry. // Continue to the full article

St Louis Rapper Retro Champ Releases Linkin Park Cover “A Place For My Head”


St. Louis, MO rapper Retro Champ has enlisted the help of Isaac Etter of This Is Falling on his new cover of Linkin Park’s “A Place For My Head” from the band’s multi-platinum album ‘Hybrid Theory,’ which turns 20 this year.

Stream “A Place For My Head” here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/retrochampandthisisfalling/a-place-for-my-head.

Stream the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khNFRcEhwcc&feature=emb_logo.

Directed by J.T. Ibanez (P.O.D., Slaves, Ashland, Picturesque)



Retro says, “With the 20 year anniversary for Linkin Park’s ‘Hybrid Theory’ coming soon I wanted to do something special for it. I grew up listening to Linkin Park. They really inspired me when I was coming up. Making the track was a team effort. The track was produced by J. // Continue to the full article

Brand New BBC Radio 1 Dance Stream To Launch This October


Brand new 24-hour dance music stream Radio 1 Dance will launch on BBC Sounds on Friday 9 October 2020 at 6pm BST.

Radio 1 Dance will bring together Radio 1’s rich slate of existing dance programmes into a dedicated stream on BBC Sounds, making it even easier for current and new listeners to find them. The stream will provide a second chance to hear the station’s world-famous DJs and mixes from all corners of the globe, offering something distinctly different for music fans to get stuck into.



The BBC’s first new 24-hour stream on BBC Sounds, Radio 1 Dance is designed to give young audiences even more flexibility to listen to their favourite BBC content outside of the more traditional linear schedules.



From Monday – Thursday on Radio 1 Dance, Pete Tong’s world-renowned Radio 1 show will fill the Drivetime slot (4pm-6pm), with exclusive mixes from some of the biggest names in electronic music on Radio 1 Dance Presents streaming from 6pm-7pm. // Continue to the full article

Matchbox 20 Announce Career-Spanning Boxset


Multi-platinum, superstar hit making pop-rockers Matchbox Twenty have announced a blockbuster career-spanning 2020 vinyl boxset – arriving November 20th and available now for pre-order with the first 100 copies signed by the band. The limited edition collection will include all of the band’s studio albums, including debut pressings of Mad Season, More Than You Think You Are & North. The five album set also includes Exile on Mainstream Revisited, a re-imagined version including 10 additional bonus and rare tracks also pressed for the first time on vinyl.



The package, exclusively announced yesterday to MB20 fan club subscribers, will include a beautifully detailed 24-page booklet featuring exclusive band photographs, liner notes and a career retrospective penned by Billboard executive editor Melinda Newman. // Continue to the full article

Harrow Fair Set To Release Acoustic Single, “Sins We Made,” In October


Toronto, ON-based Americana duo Harrow Fair (Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner) is set to release a new acoustic single on October 29, 2020 via Roaring Girl Records. The song is a stripped-down, bare bones version of the title track from their most recent album, Sins We Made, which was released on April 17, 2020.



The new single is about the changing environment for men and women post #MeToo and what that means as a duo, as friends, in the workplace, and how to support and create space for all voices. Finding themselves in a creative mood during the pandemic, the pair carved out some time to escape to Mulholland’s boat-in cottage in Muskoka, ON, where they set up some old ribbon microphones in the main room of the cabin and stripped some songs down to their essences. One of the results is the hauntingly beautiful, acoustic version of “Sins We Made. // Continue to the full article

The Bacon Brothers Unveil New Video Directed By Kevin Bacon


The Bacon Brothers are pleased to announce the release of their new video for track “Bigger” which is off of their newly released album, The Way We Love. Of the video produced and directed by Kevin Bacon, Kevin notes, “Spending lots of time in the basement these days made me want to put on a live show, but all I had were old toys. Lots of variable sizes and scales seemed to fit nicely into a song called ‘Bigger.'”



The new album, The Way We Love, contains ten tracks, seven of which were produced by the brothers, two by Philadelphia producer/engineer Joe Nicolo, one produced by Saverio Principini. Two of the exceptional offerings were recorded live at Sony Hall in New York City. It’s also one of their most emotionally charged collections to date, and one of their most dynamic and diverse as well. // Continue to the full article

Render Sisters Return With Harmonious Second Single “Count On Me Count On You”


Sisters and best friends Mary-Keaton (16) and Stella (14) Render, an emerging pop-country duo from Arkansas suitably named Render Sisters, are set to release their harmonious second single “Count On Me Count On You” on Friday, September 18. The new song celebrates their special bond of sisterhood, and the connection they have with each other.



“This song is very special to us since it reflects on our relationship as sisters and the friendship we share with each other,” said Mary-Keaton. Stella agreed, saying, “Not only is this the first song we wrote together, it was the easiest song we have ever written because it is about our bond as sisters.”



Today, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette exclusively premiered a first listen of the new tune as part of their recent interview [click to read]. // Continue to the full article

Former Uriah Heep/Ozzy Osbourne Drummer Lee Kerslake Passes Away


Legendary drummer Lee Kerslake, best known for his time with Uriah Heep and Ozzy Osbourne, has passed away at the age of 73 after a battle with prostate cancer.



Former The God’s and Uriah Heep keyboardist Ken Hensley broke the news, stating: “It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I share with you that Lee Kerslake, my friend of 55 years and the best drummer I ever played with, lost his battle with cancer at 03:30 this morning. He died peacefully, praise The Lord, but he will be terribly missed. I know many of you were praying for him not to suffer and I thank you for that and, now that Lee is at peace, our thoughts and prayers should turn to his wife Sue who will need all the support she can get at this time.”



Kerslake began his career playing with The Gods, releasing three albums with the group before joining the iconic hard rock/heavy metal group Uriah Heep, making his recording debut with the band on the “Demons And Wizards” album. // Continue to the full article

Brian Eno Film Music 1976 – 2020


Brian Eno releases Film Music 1976 – 2020 – his first-ever collection of music from his film and television soundtrack oeuvre digitally on November 13, 2020, and on 2LP and 1CD on January 22, 2021. Spanning five decades, this release features classic Eno compositions and includes some lesser-known gems and seven previously unreleased tracks.



Eno’s long-standing affair with film goes all the way back to 1970 with his soundtrack to Malcolm Le Grice’s short experimental film Berlin Horse. In 1976 he followed this with Sebastiane and a long-forgotten Greek b-horror film, Land Of The Minotaur AKA The Devil’s Men. This led to an unstoppable momentum largely initiated by the release of Music For Films. Early classic Eno film moments include “Prophecy Theme” from David Lynch’s Dune, “From The Beginning” from Dario Argento’s Opera, “Force Marker” and “Late Evening In Jersey” from Michael Mann’s Heat, “Under” from Ralph Bakshi’s Cool World and his moving cover of William Bell’s soul classic, “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” in Jonathan Demme’s Married to The Mob. // Continue to the full article

David Byrne’s Reasons To Be Cheerful Launches “We Are Not Divided” Series


Reasons to Be Cheerful, the solutions-based online magazine founded by David Byrne, has announced We Are Not Divided, a six-week collaborative journalistic exploration of our capacity to overcome division. We Are Not Divided tells the stories of places and institutions that are succeeding in overcoming division. The multimedia series brings together dozens of written features, infographics, video content and other powerful interactive storytelling to infuse the public dialogue with a perspective that highlights the human capacity for finding ways to move toward each other. We Are Not Divided will also feature a collection of original illustrations hand-drawn by Byrne. The project launches today and runs through November 2.



“This series is hopeful at a time when that is in short supply,” stated David Byrne. // Continue to the full article