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Music News: Earlier Grave | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
POP NEWS

01-12-2020 16:25 GMT


EARLIER GRAVE

Indie Music Press Releases (December 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Pop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Wisconsin, USA | Indie artist, The Last Bees

Without doubt the most vibrant, colorful and exciting new pop rock band to emerge from the Midwest of the United States for several decades, The Last Bees continue to dazzle, bedazzle and razzle-dazzle fans with every new release. Fronted by critically acclaimed Wisconsin singer songwriter, Ian Ash of the band, Ian And The Dream, which holds the title as Milwaukee’s most successful indie band; The Last Bees deliver a sound that is unmatched vocally and instrumentally by any other band in the history of pop or rock, mainstream or indie. With two albums under their belts already, they returned with a new single on the 13th of November, just over 7 months since their second album, “Countdown” was released to critical acclaim on the 3rd of April, following in the footsteps of their self-titled debut album, “The Last Bees” back in April of 2019. “Earlier Grave”, the new song is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer and all major digital music services, as well as Soundcloud and selected music promotion and distribution platforms for independent musicians and bands.

Music News: The Christmas Feeling | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
SOUL NEWS

30-11-2020 13:43 GMT


THE CHRISTMAS FEELING

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Soul artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Soul performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Ontario, Canada | Indie artist, Soul Brother Mike

Soul Brother Mike, band leader of Canadian soul music band, The Family Soul; and the brains behind the exciting new Ontario soul music collective Soul City Music Co-op recently announced the completion of a brand new track for the holiday season. It’s been just over a month since his latest single, “Until It Happens To You” was released on the 2nd of October, so the news came as a very welcomed surprise for fans; an early Christmas present, some might have even said. The new song, titled “The Christmas Feeling” was officially released on Friday, the 27th of November. It is available to stream and download on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal and all major music platforms.

Music News: Small Town Wisconsin | Music Discovery XO


MUSIC LICENSING
POP NEWS

29-11-2020 20:33 GMT


SMALL TOWN WISCONSIN

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Pop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Wisconsin, USA | Indie artist, The Last Bees

Formerly known as Ian And The Dream, The Last Bees have reigned as Wisconsin’s most celebrated indie band this decade. Released back in 2019, their self-titled debut album under the new band name, “The Last Bees” paid homage to The Beatles and ushered in a new sound that still has critics and fans lost for words. Bright, uplifting, positive and meaningful, the band’s songs are immediately received well by mature audiences but are also lively and energetic enough to get youngsters on their feet too. Two tracks from the album, “True Or False” and “Crusade” were featured in the new award-winning indie film, “Small Town Wisconsin” - a drama directed by Niels Mueller and starring David Sullivan, Bill Heck and Kristen Johnston. 

Music News: Almost Christmas | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
R&B NEWS

28-11-2020 15:15 GMT


ALMOST CHRISTMAS

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Georgia, USA | Indie artist, Jackie's Boy

It’s been a really gloomy year for many of us, but it’s Christmas time again and time to leave all our worries behind. It may not be the Christmas many of us would have envisioned or wished for at the beginning of the year but like every single year it should be special and leave behind lots of fun memories. Earlier last week, Savannah, Georgia R&B singer, songwriter and producer, Jackie’s Boy announced that his Christmas EP, “Almost Christmas” was in the final stages of post-production. It was officially released on the 27th of November. It came as a welcome surprise and was indeed a special treat for fans, just over 2 months since his last EP, “The Black Chapter” took the world of R&B to a place it hadn’t been in a very long time. Released on the 21st of September, "The Black Chapter" was the Grammy award-winning songwriter’s first album since he made his debut as an independent solo artist back in 2017 with the release of “Revival”. "Almost Christmas" is available to stream and download on Apple Music, Spotify and all popular digital music services.  

Music News: Soul City Welcomes Ayola | Music Discovery XO


NEW ARTISTS
SOUL NEWS

27-11-2020 04:01 GMT


SOUL CITY WELCOMES AYOLA

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Soul artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Soul performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Ontario, Canada | Indie music collective, Soul City Music Co-op

They have breathed new life into Canada's soul music scene and are reminding fans what the genre is all about, and newly formed music collective, Soul City Music Co-op seems to get more and more exciting by the day. Formed in January by Ontario musician, songwriter and producer, Soul Brother Mike, the collective was originally made up of 7 acts including his wife, Crissi Cochrane; and his band, The Family Soul. On the 21st of September they welcomed a new member, who is already doing well to add a sprinkle of magic to the already rather spectacular and vibrant outfit. Ayola, the new artist is an afro-soul singer with Nigerian roots and a style that blends African music, soul music and Western pop in a unique way that warrants a category of its own. His debut EP, “Scum” was released just over a week ago, on the 20th of November. 

Music News: "Party" Music Video Shoot | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
R&B NEWS

26-11-2020 14:21 GMT


"PARTY" MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming R&B artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie R&B performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Arizona, USA | Indie artist, Marco Richh

It was a record that marked yet another exciting high point in the career of independent Arizona, US R&B singer, Marco Richh, and the critically acclaimed January 2020 single, “Party” has continued to spread, albeit slowly, but surely across the US as every great record inevitably does. He has been known by many names over the years of his ever so promising music career, which has been illustrious at times. Reggie B and Sanger Boy, respectively, are just two of the most recent names he went by before transitioning to his current moniker. With every new alias he has introduced R&B fans to a hotter new sound that not only represents everything real R&B music had to offer, but everything good that it was missing before it evolved and left many of its core values and elements behind. As Sanger Boy, he brought back the deeply sensual, sexy, romantic and utterly emotional side of the genre that artists like Keith Sweat were famous for in the '90s. Singles like “Strokin“, “High School Love“ and “Have Your Heart“, which were released back in 2011/12 put him on the map as one of the most exciting and most promising emerging US R&B acts; and on the radar of top music industry insiders and record labels. Several years on, as Marco Richh, things are looking very promising once again. Critics have called 2020/21 his year and are advocating that he is on the brink of R&B superstardom and global domination in the music industry. Earlier this week he confirmed that the music video for “Party” was in the final stages of post-production. The video was officially released today, the 25th of November. It is available to stream on YouTube, Vevo and all popular music video streaming platforms and apps. [Watch music video below]

Music News: Trying To Stay Alive | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
FOLK NEWS

25-11-2020 23:16 GMT


TRYING TO STAY ALIVE

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Folk artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Folk performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New York, USA | Indie artist, Robert Leslie

Released on the 15th of May, New York based Londoner, Robert Leslie’s new single, “Trying To Stay Alive” seems to have slipped under the radar of many amidst all the crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, which has only gotten worse since. But a good song will always get its shine, and like every single one of his records Robert Leslie’s latest is slowly but surely getting its own, over six months after its release. He’s known for his sweet, haunting and melancholic sound, simple melodies and very relatable lyrics that could easily be sung along to after the first listen. According to critics his new track takes everything fans have fallen in love with about the critically acclaimed independent Brooklyn folk star and sprinkles it with a little magic in the form of top of the line production. It’s a lot fuller and a little bigger than what fans are used to; a little brighter even, but no one’s complained so far. According to Leslie, the song was written while creating new material for his forthcoming album but he decided to release it as a single because it didn’t fit in. “Trying To Stay Alive” is available to stream and download on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon mp3 and all popular digital music services, but unlike the rest of his discography it is not available on Bandcamp as of yet. 

Music News: BBZ Live From Home | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC
DREAM POP NEWS

19-11-2020 17:17 GMT


BBZ LIVE FROM HOME

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Dream Pop artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Dream Pop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | California, USA | Indie band, The Bilinda Butchers

It’s been just over six months since their critically acclaimed album, “Night And Blur” brought the world of dream pop to a standstill, and the magical San Francisco, US trio, The Bilinda Butchers are back with another release that is already showing signs of following in the footsteps of every single one of its predecessors since the band was formed back in 2011 and leaving fans and critics alike lost for words, and in a profound state of joy. They are one of those bands that comes along only once in a lifetime, and they remind fans of that very fact with every new release. A few days after they returned from their tour of Japan and East Asia back in 2018, one of the band members, Michal bizarrely announced that he was moving to New York and that the band was welcoming a new drummer. There wasn’t any mention of whether he would remain in the band but to many it seemed and felt like the beginning of the end of the original band line-up, which, according to many, could have only spelled disaster, or at the very best a watered down sound. They dropped off the radar for a little while. Amidst the inevitable state of panic and confusion that ensued they suddenly emerged once again with “Night And Blur” earlier this year. Pandemonium is the only word that could possibly even begin to describe the excitement that followed. Fans haven’t stopped raving about the 10 track masterpiece since and it seems like the only thing that will change that is their new album, which is out for pre-order and scheduled for release on the 4th of December. “BBZ Live From Home” features 6 tracks that were recorded during the first Coronavirus pandemic lockdown in May. It is available to pre-order on Bandcamp and all popular digital music services.

Music News: Frank Palangi Live On Instagram - November 18 | Music Discovery XO


LIVE STREAMING CONCERTS
ROCK NEWS

18-11-2020 04:44 GMT


FRANK PALANGI LIVE ON INSTAGRAM - NOVEMBER 18

Indie Music Press Releases (November 2020) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Rock artists, bands & labels with news updates announcing the latest music releases, live events/gigs, concert/tour dates, & other entertainment stories, articles & headlines from your favorite indie Rock performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | New York, USA | Indie singer songwriter, Frank Palangi

Like most musicians, if not all, independent Brooklyn, New York solo rock sensation Frank Palangi’s gigging schedule has taken several big blows over the past 9 months owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic Frank played almost every self-respecting live music venue, concert hall and community event in New York and the East Coast of the United States; and had become a crowd favorite at local sporting events owing to his signature style of performing the national anthem. It’s hard to go from all that to nothing at all, so of course, like many successful musicians have done, he has taken his show online. In addition to gigging live online independently and featuring on popular music live streams, online radio stations and podcasts, Frank also recently started an Instagram Live series which airs every week and features live interviews with emerging as well as fairly established musicians, bands, songwriters, producers and other exciting people who have made a career for themselves in the music industry. During the show, which has a special guest every week, they discuss everything from new releases, current projects and upcoming releases to career history, goals and objectives, life events, studio equipment, production and performance techniques, relationships and everything in-between. The last episode of the series featured Tennessee, US rock music producer, Rogers Masson of Audrey Sound, who discussed some of his projects and career history live from his recording studio. The next episode in the series is scheduled for today, the 18th of November at 5PM EST when Frank will be chatting live with bassist and radio host, Anthony Zee Donaldson. The recorded show will be available to watch on Facebook and YouTube after it has aired live on Instagram. Live streaming information is available on the Skunk Radio Live Events page.