Halsey Debuts Promo Track, Album Art for Badlands

Electropop artist Halsey may be busy on the festival circuit right now, but she took a moment to give a peek at her upcoming album, Badlands, which releases this fall. Badlands, which will release through Capitol Records, will be the artist’s debut full-length, following her critically acclaimed EP, Room 93. The album art, which was revealed on her […]

REVIEW: twenty one pilots – Blurryface

“This is not rap, this is not hip hop, just another attempt to make the voices stop.” Twenty One Pilots is one of those bands that are hard to define, and their sophomore release, “Blurryface” is no different. After an incredible year with a sold out tour, an appearance on the MTV Movie Awards, followed […]

REVIEW: Aspire – Make Your Move EP

“Tell me who do I put trust in when nobody’s got faith in me?” Toronto pop punk newcomers Aspire released their second EP this week, titled Make Your Move. Following 2013’s We Stay Golden Forever, the Toronto rockers expertly combine electro-tinged pop punk with hip-hop in their sophomore EP release.

Aldana Zanetta’s (Sur) reality

You walk into your room. Instead of a window, you see eyes. Instead of a bed, you see a large tree with tangled up roots. It’s nothing unusual. Just you average room on a normal day. It’s not some mental disorder. It’s not some weird alternate reality. It’s what Aldana Zanetta sees and then later […]

Crystal Kay Debuts Video for ‘Dum Ditty Dumb’

In preparation of her US debut, J-Pop singer Crystal Kay premiered the music video for her single “Dum Ditty Dumb” on Fuse on August 12. While her name may sound unfamiliar, anime fans may recognize her voice from the Fullmetal Alchemist end credits song, “Motherland,” or her face from the music video for Travie McCoy’s […]

REVIEW: The Never Ending – ‘ONE’ EP

Like many people, I’m always skeptical when Disney stars release albums. And even though I like Debby Ryan enough, I was still cautious after the announcement of The Never Ending’s debut release, ‘ONE.’ But if The Never Ending’s ‘ONE’ is a sampler of what’s to come, then Debby Ryan and The Never Ending are the […]

Just Who is twenty one pilots Anyway?

Coined as “the best kept secret in music”, Ohio alternative pop duo twenty one pilots came away from one of the biggest performances of their career at the MTV Movie Awards leaving a lot of questions for the uninitiated. Namely, who is twenty one pilots? And what’s up with those ski masks?   and now i […]

Listen Close! Josiah Leming Hits the Road for Headlining Tour

About a month ago, independent artist Josiah Leming hit the road with fellow singer-songwriter One Love for his first headlining tour, the Listen Close Tour, which will take him across North America. April 10 was the Atlanta stop, and naturally, I was in attendance for both the show and for VIP. And y’all, I think […]

Ed Sheeran’s debut US single breaks Top 20 on Billboard charts

English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is winning over US fans with sleeper hit “The A Team.” Twenty-one-year old singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran released his first full-length studio album, Plus, to UK audiences September 2011. Fast forward to late 2012, and the artist is making his way into the American music scene with “The A Team.” The lead […]

Josiah Leming Releases New Single, ’20 12 11′

Singer-songwriter Josiah Leming strips down from previous pop-like singles to produce a raw, personal performance in the latest promotional track. The third of Josiah Leming’s six promotional singles premiered officially on iTunes last night. The single, titled ’20 12 11′, showcases Leming’s powerful voice, as well as his killer guitar skill. In conjunction to the […]

Lana Del Rey debuts second single from upcoming re-release

The artist uploaded the new music video earlier this week. “Bel Air” is the second song to be released from her forthcoming album, Born to Die: The Paradise Edition. The music video, “Bel Air Art Nouveau,” was released via YouTube Wednesday. Captioned with: “I lost my reputation, I forgot my truth. But I have my […]

Stepping Out with Micah Kiyo

Fun. Fierce. Fabulous. The “three Fs” Micah Kiyo used to describe herself in a recent interview with Candor could easily be applied to her single, “Superhero Boots”, now available on iTunes. When asked about the meaning of the song, MK replied, “It’s about putting on your favorite pair of boots and feeling powerful.” A driving dubstep […]

Rising artist Breanna Lynn is making her mark

Lynn’s debut album was released earlier this year. Still in her teens, singer-songwriter Breanna Lynn is ready to take on the music business in hopes of inspiring others. Hailing from a small town in Illinois, Lynn has faced quite a few challenges in her years. Lynn’s musical aspirations, as well as her interest in poetry, […]

Let your conscience call in sick, rock band Prima Donna is here to corrupt you

The band is currently on tour in support of recent release, Bless This Mess. Originating in Sin City, rock ‘n’ roll band Prima Donna has been on the scene since 2003. Fronted by singer/guitarist Kevin Preston, this five-man act knows how to put on a show. Saxophonist/keyboardist Aaron Minton, drummer David Field, bassist “Lights Out” […]

Pop punk duo The Dollyrots take DIY to a whole new level

The band’s self-titled, independently released album became available on Tuesday. Partners in crime since eighth grade, Kelly Ogden (vocals, bass) and Luis Cabezas (guitar) formed The Dollyrots with former drummer Frank Beasley while they were attending New College of Florida. Before long, the group decided to go after their musical dreams full-force. After relocating to […]

Jillian O may be young, but she’s ready for the big-time

As she builds a strong web presence, the singer is working her way up and getting her name out there. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Jillian O spent the first decade of her life developing her passion for music. Given that she’s only 13 years old, that’s saying something! With her family and friends behind her, […]

Acclaimed Artist Set to Release “Songs from My Childhood”

“I was raised in a household where traditional music was an obsession. I fell into being a full-time musician because I was obsessed too.” After years of collaborating with the old-time group Uncle Earl, Rayna Gellert is stepping to the forefront with her solo debut, Old Light: Songs from My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds, which is […]

Lil Wayne & DJ Drama: Dedication 4

I don’t know who isn’t aware, seeing as it was trending on Twitter and slowing down livemixtapes.com , but Lil Wayne’s mixtape Dedication 4 was released yesterday. The mixtape has all kinds of features from artists like Nicki Minaj, J.Cole, Jeezy and others. I’ve heard mostly good things with lots of people claiming (and hoping, […]

UK darling Cher Lloyd is throwing “Sticks & Stones”

Just kidding! Yet another British crossover, nineteen-year-old Cher Lloyd is gearing up for the US release of her album “Sticks & Stones.” If you haven’t heard her breakout single “Want U Back” by now, you’re doing it wrong. The track began taking over airwaves towards the end of May, and in my opinion, it was […]

The Faceless’s Autotheism Was Well Worth the Wait

It took rocker Axl Rose about $15 million and 15 years to complete Chinese Democracy. This would be unacceptable in the death metal scene, where studio time is hard to come by and long waits for fans usually mean the death of a band, regardless of its popularity. It’s easy to lose relevance if your […]