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Music News: Fall From Grace | Music Discovery XO


UPCOMING RELEASES

ROCK NEWS


17-01-2023 15:08 GMT


FALL FROM GRACE

Indie Music Press Releases (January 2023) - 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 artist, Frank Palangi

I thank you for coming here to celebrate this wonderful day with me. You could be anywhere on the internet right now but you chose to be here with me, to share this special moment - me writing and you reading. I'm all warm and tingly inside right now. I'm so excited to have you here. You're so amazing. Thanks for that. 

"What are we celebrating today and why is this such a wonderful day?", I sense you are asking. And I'll tell you. Every day is wonderful, every day is special, and every day must be celebrated. Don't ask why, just believe me, mkay? Good girl ("patting you on the head"). 

Okay let's get started. 

To be honest with you, you're not gonna like this article very much. I just got back from holiday and everything in the real world now kind of sort of totally sucks ass!! Where are all the tanned, muscular, well hung oiled up men in mankinis bringing me really dirty martinis and rubbing sunscreen on my buttocks? Oops!! I mean my back. Where's all the sunshine? Why is nobody coming to massage me when I ring the bell? Why isn't someone checking to see if I've finished my martini? Where the F* is my chariot? WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON TODAY, HUH?!!!

OMG I'm sorry... 

"Deep breaths, deep breaths..."

I totally almost lost it there, but I'm good now. 

But that's not just why you probably won't like this article.. The other reason is because, like many of the articles I write it's got a lot of sex stuff in it. Well not a lot, but enough to make you cringe a little bit. I've been getting so many complaints from the editors. Some of them even have Cardi B's "Freak" song blaring through their office speakers and are watching Nicki Minaj eat bananas really slowly on MTV while they're telling me that sh*t - can you believe it? What a bunch of hypocrites right?

Many of my readers too complain about the same thing and I tell them plainly, “if you find it disgusting or offensive, just stop reading it!”. Yet time and time again, they come back here with that Britney Spears song “Ooops!! I Did It Again” playing in the back of their minds and they don’t even know it. I never liked the title of that song – seemed like something someone who mistakenly pooped in their pants would say. I’ve been hearing it everywhere I go lately, I think my following must be growing, he-he-he (cha-ching!!). 

Just for the record, I'm a lady okay? I've never eaten a banana, I don't have any tattoos, I always wear a bra and I change my tampons very regularly. I know you feel like you didn't need to know the last part, sorry – you’ll discover why I said it later. 

I met Jay-Z last night after a concert and was about to take a picture with him when he threw up that dirty sign that Millennial boys make with their hands when they are, em ... in the words of Charlie Harper, "barbecuing alone". I jumped back and screamed out loud, "man! get that thing out of the air before one of these nasty teenagers comes over here and tries to put their willie in it or something!". He totally didn't understand and just looked at me like a total weirdo as I backed away quickly and fearfully, looking around frantically like I had just seen a ghost or something. I admit I overreacted a little bit. It's just that I have nightmares about Millennials all the time and they never end well. As I backed away with my hands frantically feeling around behind me to make sure I didn't bump into anything, I bumped into Beyoncé and my hand mistakenly felt around her crouch area. I apologised and left quickly. I'm not gay, but I totally didn't hate that last part at all...

Okay I loved it alright?! It was Beyoncé for God's sake. Sue me!! 

At this point I can sense that you have become curious. You've put your hands in the air like Jay does and then gradually moved it towards your crouch area and made a jerking back and forth motion or two to try to get the picture. I can also sense that you've got a smile on your face now, you can't believe you just did that and are looking around to make sure no one saw you. You are slightly disgusted and embarrassed that you entertained the idea, but you totally get it now. Remember those guys at the gym that had one arm that looked like Popeye after he had eaten spinach and the other arm that looked like it needed work? Yep, they'd been doing it wrong all along. You don't see many of them around anymore do you? Why do you think that is so? They've been listening to Jay-z - They know! Now you know too. I had to find out the hard way after walking in on one of my interns while he was practicing the same technique late at the office one night when he thought everyone had gone home. And no, he doesn't work here anymore. Consider yourself lucky to have learned about it the easy way, by me telling you. You're welcome! 

See? I’m not all bad. You might think I’m rambling about disgusting things sometimes but there is always a moral of the story (or two) written down on a piece of paper in front of me when I write and they will reveal themselves when you least expect it. Would you like to know what is written down on the piece of paper in front of me today? Of course you do. And I’ll tell you. I’ve got a blue sticky note in front of me. The text on the sticky note reads, “A man without a smile shouldn’t open a shop”. And it’s got a smiley face at the bottom of it. It's a saying Chinese people say. It sounds better in Chinese. (Coming to think of it, it seems like everything sounds better in Chinese. Hmn... 🤔)

To cut a long story short, my goal today was to make you smile so that you can attract prosperity and all the good things you deserve so much because you're so awesome. I think you did when you put Jay’s sign in your crouch and imagined you were a teenage boy who just logged onto Pornhub after a hard day's work swiping and double tapping and doing dirty things with strangers all over the neighbourhood with Tinder. But guess what? There’s a second sticky note underneath. I won’t tell you what’s written on it yet, or if in fact there is anything written on it. Oh by the way, did you know what that sign Jay-z makes with his hands means? Of course you do, but I’ll tell you anyway – it’s the all-seeing eye, the third eye. If you didn’t know, well now you know. Too bad I just told you what Millennials are doing with it – now every time you go into alpha mode you’d have to first annihilate any notorious imaginings of horny teenagers trying to stick their willies in your eye ‘cos they’ve run out of good places to put it, he-he-he. Oops!! Sorry.

Anyway where were we?

Ah yes, the independent music news story of the day. I know – finally, right?

After just over a year since the release of his latest record - the critically acclaimed self-titled 6 track EP, Frank Palangi V; New York independent solo rock sensation Frank Palangi has announced the release date of his next project. In this new age of the music industry when fans start to desperately crave new music by their favourite artist as little as a day after new music by their favourite artist is released, it is very welcome news.  One year is a very long time to wait for a new record nowadays, in fact it almost feels like it’s been ten years.  I’ve been following this story closely and checking my emails for updates so long that I started to hear that rock anthem “I Predict a Riot” by Kaiser Cheifs playing in the back of my head every time I checked and found nothing. Are music fans getting too aggressive with their insatiable desires for louder sounds and demands for new music? Do you feel like they are the ones destroying the music industry? To be honest with you, I think so; but who am I to judge? I am old school, I only want good music, not just any music. That’s why I follow Frank and I never listen to Kanye West. Well now you know, there’s a new track on the way – you’re happy, I’m happy, everybody wins. Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy! The new song, which is titled “Fall From Grace” is scheduled for release around the end of March and will be available to pre-save and pre-order on Spotify and Apple Music two weeks before the official release date. The specific dates will be provided as they become available. 

Now, would you like to know what was written on that second sticky note I spoke of earlier on in the article? Of course you do. And here it goes: “good things come to those who wait”. I know, “WTF” right? All this knowledge in one day, sheesh!!!

But seriously, I’m not just telling you that because you were patient and got the good news about the new independent rock release you’d been waiting for. I’m telling you this for a bigger purpose. Sometime during the course of your day, week or even month; maybe even later in the year, you’ll be presented with a crucial opportunity to exercise patience. You’ll be ready because I've prepared you, and you’ll get that thing you’ve been asking for. Your third eye - your all-seeing eye, asked me to send you this message. 

And oh, lest I forget - I didn’t really meet Jay-z and Beyoncé last night. It was a group of new (but really good) rappers I met that for some reason decided to throw up the sign. I’ve never met Jay-z, but I knew you'd get the picture quicker if I said it was him. 

I need to change my tampon now. Oops!! I mean powder my nose. All this talk about Beyoncé has got me soaked to be honest. I'm not gay I promise. My favourite Beyoncé Christmas song is "Put a Sock On It", that's totally not gay. 

 Have a wonderful day. 

7 Ways to Set Your Inner Demons Free


NEW MUSIC

SYNTHPOP NEWS


08-01-2023 19:41 GMT


7 WAYS TO SET YOUR INNER DEMONS FREE

Indie Music Press Releases (January 2023) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Synthpop 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 Synthpop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | California, USA | Indie artist, Megan Mcduffee

Have you ever tried to catch a chicken? Or to catch anything at all that knows it’s so delicious? Imagine how many people would be more active members of society if we all had to catch and kill our own food. How many people do you know in your life right now that you can tell have tons of potential but won’t do anything with it or let anyone know they have it until they are sure they will succeed? Either because they’ve tried too many times, they know it’s really hard or because they’ve been brainwashed into thinking they need to be special to win and hence they don’t deserve it. So many right? Well imagine if there was a way you could get them active and make them feel like they’re ready to take on the world - for the very first time, or once again. There is! A limited edition vinyl of the critically acclaimed record “Inner Demons” by Megan McDuffee is currently shipping again and word on the street is if you play this amazing 10 track album backwards on repeat 7 times you can defeat your inner demons and break free from everything that has been holding you back all your life. If it’s not you who needs it, get it for that someone you know or someone who may come into your life in the future who could use it. Remember, it’s only available for a limited time. 

Disclaimer: it may not work 😊.

...okay, you don't look happy at all right now. Something tells me you rushed over here with some real problems and some really bad demons you seriously need to get rid of. So I'll give you one way to get rid of your inner demons okay? The most important way. It's just one word but it's the most powerful word in the world. It's my answer to almost every question and my proposed solution to every problem. 

There is a little riddle on my office door buzzer. I put it there to keep people away when I'm busy - It works! 

The riddle reads:

What is the missing word in the following sentence?

"The door of success is heavy and hard to open, let's _______ it together. "
A. Push
B. Kick
C. Kiss

Most people choose A or B, the answer is C. No one ever gets buzzed in and when they call my phone I pick it up and pretend it's the answering machine if it's not Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Christina Milian, Hillary Clinton or someone I really want to meet, he-he-he. 

The easiest way to find success is to attract it. You don't need hunt it down, or trick it into submission, or get really aggressive and make it your bitch, or push really hard, or "kick in the door waving the 44", or destroy all the competition. You can definitely try especially if you've got big muscles, but if it doesn't work you can easily attract it by being really awesome and loving yourself - your amazing (successful) self. Love is attraction. If I was ever met with a metaphorical or actual door of success, I would kiss it. Why? Because I'm always focused on being my best self and doing my best work - if a door of success shows up, it would simply be a manifestation of my best self (my success). And just like I do the bathroom mirror every morning when I say "good morning" to myself, I would kiss it - I would kiss ME (success).  What would you do? Tweet @SkunkRadioLive. 

So let me tell you the number one way of getting rid of your demons - LOVE. Love them like you love every other part of your being because they are YOURS. YOU created them somehow, or allowed them to come into existence in your world somehow, and they are a part of you. Albeit a part you don't like but nevertheless a part of you. And don't worry if they came about owing to circumstance beyond your control - they are yours now and that's all that matters. Once you've fallen in love with the most disgusting, hardest-to-love side of you, you would have become a better person and be in a better position to change it than if you had spent hours trying to beat it down with a hammer. Another keyword here is CHANGE. What you are really trying to do is change your demons, I suspect - not get rid of them. I don't know about you but if I had a bad child for example, I would try to change him/her/they, not get rid of them. So there you have it. LOVE first, the rest will come to you mkay? Have you ever heard the song "Do for Love" by Tupac? I never really understood or liked the track - the beat just didn't sit well with me. Plus it reminded me so much of something a famous notorious American gangster used to say - "Do for Self", and I'm not a gangster. When I discovered love, I realised that song had been silently playing away in the back of my mind since the very day I heard it. Now, I never go anywhere without my mistletoe and a ChapStick. 

Mwah! That's what that meant. 💋

Have a wonderful day. 

With love!
 

... more sex stuff


NEW MUSIC

SOUL NEWS


08-01-2023 17:27 GMT


BIG HORNY BLUES

Indie Music Press Releases (January 2023) - 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 | California, USA | Indie singer songwriter, Ava Lemert

Sometime last year, I saw a headline on a very popular music website that I will not name, and not because I think their writers totally suck ass obviously. The headline read “Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter Have Father Daughter Date at NBA Finals”. Yep, writers read stuff written by other writers. How would we know when we’ve become the best if we didn’t know how crap others were? The headline was just as cliché and tacky as it was annoying and cringe-worthy. Father-Daughter date? WTF!! Yuk, yuk, yuk. Those three words should never be used next to each other in a sentence ever - not in this sick, twisted, sex-crazed world we live in today. Not sure what whoever wrote that article was thinking but the word “date” instantaneously gets me aroused and excited in ways that completely annihilate the words "daughter" and "father" from my vocabulary for the 3 minutes that immediately ensue. As far as I’m concerned a date is just a sex interview between two adults and at least one person on every single date is hoping to get lucky. If I’m on a date with you, you can bet your last penny I’ve got lube, 2 condoms, mace – in case I change my mind and I’ve already got you going; a pink feather (for tickling of course – you know, to find your sweet spot); 2 dildos (only sometimes); and my underwear will probably melt away if the date lasts longer that 45 minutes because it’s made of liquorish or chocolate. Yes, I’m a total slut alright – sue me for trying to have a good time every once in a while! But that wasn’t the point. My point was that many of these writers out there need to step their games up and start writing less cliché headlines that read like they took less than 30 seconds and were a no-brainer to come up with. If I wrote that story the headline would be something like “Tell Those Teenage Horn Dogs to Quit Staring Before I Come Over There and Smack Them. And Take Their Hats Too.” See how catchy and exciting that was? And it even made sense too. Damn it I’m good! Thanks for thinking it but I know, I’m the best. That’s why I’ll never write for Pop Sugar, or even the New Yorker. Yuk, yuk, yuk, such nerds, he-he-he. Just kidding of course, I love New York. But their apples are too big, let’s be honest – who is eating them, giants? 

Okay let’s dive straight into this music news story, the one we’re both here to discuss; and the one that will hopefully get us to our next passionately explosive moment of musical ecstasy. Wait, that’s what you came here for right? Cool, glad we’re on the same track. (See what I did there? Same "TRACK"? I told you I was good.) 

The critically acclaimed 2022 single “Big Horn Blues” by California, US based independent saxophonist and singer songwriter Ava Lemert has been receiving a lot of love lately and I just wanted to share it with you so that you can also share it with others and we can all have one big party across the globe listening to it at the same time during Ava’s next live streamed concert, which takes place every Friday night. Yes, I changed the title a little bit to make the headline a little more catchy and to attract a sizeable chunk of the millions of horny teenagers that make the internet smell funny but feel so alive at the same time. 

I used to be such an integrous writer, but to be honest it got me nowhere so I decided to resort to sneaky writing practices and talking about sex stuff like most of the other writers do here – and it totally worked. Being the first female writer at the SRL Music News room wasn’t easy. No one ever wanted to publish my work.  They claimed it was drab and too politically correct to get any attention on the Wild Wild Web. After a few months of rejection and a few office parties I started to loosen up and then something happened one day. I had been out with some of the guys for dinner. We had a lot of chicken drumsticks and too much wine. I was a little over tipsy and these words came out of my mouth as I belched loudly with my hand on my belly and my head tilted backwards as if it was too heavy while trying to walk – “Ooooh my God, I’ve got more dark meat inside me than Kim Kardashian.” 

WTF? Where did it come from? Who said that? No one could believe it. The dark rooms, overly liberal atmosphere, casual work environment and carefree attitudes of the SRL News Room had started rubbing off on me. I was becoming a total scumbag – and I loved it! 

The next day when I got into the office one of the guys dropped a pen like they had done every single day since I started working in the news room – and I bent over really slowly so my skirt could ride up a little bit, turned around to watch as all the jaws dropped, smiled and I picked it! Just like that, my best writer was born. I’ve never had an article rejected since. 

The time has come for me to take my career to the next level so I’m going to do something a little drastic. I want to go Kanye West on the literary world and say something really awful about Jewish people so that I too can be the most Googled person on earth. I’ll ease into it casually sometime during the course of my career, not necessarily in this article. Make sure you stop everything you are doing and share it immediately with everyone you know so that I can get in some real trouble and find a way of capitalizing on the bad publicity okay? Thanks. 

Now where were we? 

Ah yes, Ava’s song. 

Released during the earlier part of last year, “Big Horn Blues” is just one of several highly praised independent soul records that got the genre’s fans and critics excited again. Ava is one of those artists that never seizes to amaze. She pushes the limits every time, and every new song draws her closer to the hearts of her very loyal fan base, who have stuck with her through the ten plus years of her illustrious independent music career. Ava’s next weekly live stream is coming up, so make sure you tune in and request “Big Horn Blues”. 

Now,

Did you really think I was going to say something bad about Jewish people? Come on! I’d never do any such think, not even for a billion likes. I love Sarah Silverman too much, she’s so cute and huggable, and her butt is so small. I'm pretty sure she has the smallest vagina ever made. I’m not gay at all but I sometimes totally have fantasies about having a sleepover with her and shaving her big bush when she falls asleep. 

Just for the record, I love Jews okay? Jesus is so cool and he always gives me money. 

... mostly sex stuff


MUSIC LICENSING

SYNTHPOP NEWS


08-01-2023 15:25 GMT


HONEYMOON FROM HELL

Indie Music Press Releases (January 2023) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Synthpop 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 Synthpop performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | California, USA | Indie artist, Megan Mcduffee

Pick up a piece of paper and draw a smiley face (like this one - 😀). Write above the smiley face “Have a good day”. Put it in your pocket and carry it with you throughout the day. No, you don’t need to look at it ten times a day or every time you take a break, or whenever you go to the restroom to do a line of cocaine -  Oops!! I mean powder your nose (wink, wink). Don’t even think about it, forget it’s there and go about your day. If you happen to see it and look at it while digging for some change or a condom or whatever you keep in your pockets on a regular working day that’s totally fine but don’t look for it. Now do this throughout the whole week, thinking absolutely nothing of it. Continue doing it, it’s just a piece of paper. It certainly won’t weight you down or get in your way in any way, what have you got to lose right? What do you think will happen before long? Now try writing other stuff down and see what happens - but only one thing at any given time. Don't walk around with a pocket full of loose papers, that's chaos. Write down only the most important one on any given day. 

Writing things down makes them easier. Don’t ask why, just believe it. In fact just before writing this article I pulled a piece of paper out of my pocket, crumpled it up and casually tossed it at the trash can nearby – I didn’t miss. I never miss. I can NEVER miss! I’m so amazing. Yes, I AM. And guess what was written on the piece of paper? Yep, you guessed right – “Honeymoon from Hell”. Swish!!

That’s totally got nothing to do with the actual content or context of this music news story I’m about to tell you. I just thought I’d tell you how we both arrived here to share this wonderful moment together – you reading, and me writing. I’ve totally got butterflies right now, do you feel that too? Don't worry I'm not about to try to kiss you. Also, I wanted to share that information with you so you can share it with any really sad people you know, and together, this amazing secret that gets me through the day can make the world a happier and more prosperous place. 

To sum up – think it, write it!

So ….

Today I discovered that “Honeymoon from Hell” recently became available to stream on Amazon Prime. To be honest I was never into Amazon Prime until I discovered Millennials were using the word Netflix as a slang that is used to refer to, well, mostly sex stuff. Darn Millennials! They’re ruining everything. I love sex but when I tell people I’m watching Netflix with my friends I don’t want them to think it’s code for something else. We're not all like Eddie Murphy - friends can't kiss. They shouldn't, it will totally ruin the relationship, especially if they don't stop there, and they do other stuff - sex stuff. #BoomerangFilm

But what’s so special about the movie I sense you ask. And I’ll tell you. The award-winning horror 2016 MarVista Entertainment film starring Lexi Giovagnolia, Cameron Richardson and Catherine Hicks was scored by a really exciting freelance music composer from California who we love so much and follow so closely. Her name is Megan McDuffee and once you’ve heard the badass, sinister score in the banner video at the link provided further down, you’ll love her very much too. But don’t stop there, explore the other links and find out why Megan is one of the most successful and fastest-rising independent music composers in San Francisco; and why she has had the opportunity to work with so many big name in the television, film and video game industries.

Share this with everyone you know who watches TV. 

Music News: Every Bar | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC

COUNTRY NEWS


08-01-2023 13:30 GMT


EVERY BAR

Indie Music Press Releases (January 2023) - Discover the best emerging, underground & upcoming Country 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 Country performers & entertainers daily on SRL News.
Music industry update | Washington, USA | Indie artist, Afton Prater

I love whisky. I love road trips. Loving both of them at the same time got me in trouble so many times. So I've stopped driving 😁. 

Killing two birds with one stone is impossible and to be honest the most silly thing a human being can set out to accomplish (at least as far as I am concerned). So also is multi-tasking, and chewing and walking at the same time. Focus is what makes anything possible in the whole of the entire universe. It’s not possible to focus on two objects or objectives at the exact same time. Have you ever tried? Try now. Put your index finger up and point to the sky as if you are seeing something that isn’t there, like a crazy person (or DJ Khaled or Usain Bolt, whoever you like). Now do the same thing with the other finger and also look in the direction of the finger like your birthday balloon got away and a bird got hold of it, or something. See? You can't do it can you? Now imagine if there were literally two birds in the sky. Not Siamese birds, or two lovebirds wearing one sweater – two birds flying separately okay? Now try to come up with an amazing plan to hit both of them with the same stone at the same time. See? Impossible. Now I know what you are thinking. What if they are not flying, right? What if they are two sweet song birds sitting and singing in a nest side by side? And the truth of the matter is still the same. If you focus on trying to kill both of them the chances of doing that are still 50/50 because you’d have to aim right in-between them, and that’s not the same as aiming at one directly, right in the centre of its head to make sure it really hurts and puts it on its back so you can eat it or do whatever you planned to do when you thought about killing the poor, sweet little thing - how cruel of you, shame on you – JK, I know it was my idea, he-he-he 😊. So now you know – you must focus on doing only one thing at a time every single moment of your life to achieve the maximum and best possible result, mkay? 

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to why you and I are both here, the independent music news story of the day. Oh wait, I’m sure you were wondering why all that talk about focus and birds and all that right? Of course you were, and you’ll find out sometime during the course of your day - this amazing, wonderful day of abundance and miracles that God has blessed you with. The universe is trying to tell you something that only you can understand and see. I’ve done my part, the rest is up to you. 

Now let’s get right down to this music news thingy shall we? 

Every Bar”, the new single by Afton Prater which was released during the earlier part of last year is hitting all the right notes with fans and has been praised for its originality and freshness. The track, which continues to receive rave reviews from some of the most discerning music critics, was one of several exciting records released by the rising independent Washington, US country pop music star last year that showed immense artistic growth in terms of both performance and writing styles. Afton has evolved progressively over the 5 plus years of her illustrious career as an independent artist, and fans and critics are holding onto their seats as she edges closer and closer to country pop superstardom, to share the stage, compete for Billboard's highly sought after number one spot and tour alongside artists and musical acts like Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Kenny Chesney, Dustin Lynch, Zac Brown Band, Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Lainey Wilson, that happy young black boy with the lips, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Gabby Barrett and other exciting people that are topping the genre's charts and pervading the radio airwaves. 

The new record is available to stream and download on Apple Music, Spotify, Shazam, Amazon Music, YouTube Music and all popular digital music streaming platforms, as well as Soundcloud, ReverbNation and selected independent music promotion and distribution platforms. 

Watch the official lyric video of the track below. 

Music News: Just Another TikTok Craze | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC

POP NEWS


08-01-2023 01:15 GMT


JUST ANOTHER TIKTOK CRAZE

Indie Music Press Releases (January 2023) - 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 band, The Last Bees


I hate when people ask me if I play the guitar, when they discover I’ve got a fancy guitar in my office. For the one thousandth time - NO! I don’t!

I’ve also got a pair of Mike Tyson gloves in a glass cabinet, but I’m not a boxer either am I? And a framed replica of Holyfield’s ear on my desk that reminds me to win by any means necessary but again I’ve never bitten anybody, in fact, I’ve never even eaten anybody either and I never will – and F* No! Stop asking! Not even if Kim Kardashian offered me a glass of wine and a plate of her pubes. I could tell, you were about to ask so I just thought I'd throw that out there, moving on... 

I’ve also even got a loaded pistol and a big ass bag of cocaine, a bag of weed and some pills in the bottom left drawer of my desk but I’m not a drug dealer either. I know you need an explanation for those last ones, he-he-he. Nope, I don’t do drugs, and I hope you don’t too – okay scratch that last part, I don’t care if you do. It’s there in case I’m interviewing some big shot rock star or rapper, or Madonna, or Snoop Dogg, or Bill Clinton or somebody I’ve been trying to meet for a long time and they run out of drugs right in the middle of the interview. I know what you’re thinking – “aww, how thoughtful”, right? I know, I’m just awesome like that, mama raised me right. And besides, I’d hate to have the career-changing interview I’ve been waiting on my whole life to suddenly get cut short because of something as silly as someone running out of weed or cocaine and totally losing interest or sobering up and realizing how boring I really am to them (sad face). The pistol is in case they try to leave without paying for it (Mike Tyson face). 

Wait, I think I’ve said too much. Don’t tell anyone okay? I’m trusting you. Let's move on, quick!

There was once this amazing independent rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA called Ian and the Dream. They were awesome! So awesome in fact that without a record deal they reigned supreme as the most in demand rock act in the region right from the day of their debut and were the talk of the town until one day, for reasons no one has ever really been able to put a finger on, they vanished into thin air. Before long, they re-emerged bigger, better and more influential than anyone could have ever dreamed an independent rock band could be, with a brand new sound and a brand new style reminiscent of the greatest band of all time, The Beatles. The new band is called The Last Bees. They are doing amazing things and according to many critics and fans, are poised to rise higher up the ranks than they did previously. They already have two critically acclaimed EPs and several successful singles under their belt, each of which received more acclaim than the last. Fans and people like me are following their every move very closely.

Their latest release, a Spider-Man inspired song titled “No Way Home”, which was released just before summer last year; is now quickly gaining a lot of traction on TikTok. It features Nashville, Tennessee, US independent power pop musician Johnathan Pushkar and Canadian artist Laurier Lachance.

Check out the music video below and make sure you make a TikTok video or two when you get home (not at work okay?). 

“No Way Home” is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube Music and all popular digital music streaming,  discovery, download and promotion platforms.

Music News: Matt Walst, On The Next Episode Of Palangi Studio Of Rock | Music Discovery XO


RADIO PROGRAMS

ROCK NEWS


07-01-2023 23:11 GMT


ON THE NEXT EPISODE OF PALANGI STUDIO OF ROCK

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Music industry update | New York, USA | Indie artist, Frank Palangi

I recently discovered that Indians talk too fast for me to understand in normal everyday conversation. Does that make me racist in this utterly sensitive and overly-censored, algorithm governed world we live in today where everyone is tiptoeing around everyone's feelings. Ooops!! I mean everyone’s Tweets? Am I even allowed to say those words to anybody? I’m sure there is someone reading this with raised eye brows right now, 😊. Sorry if I have offended you already so early in what seemed like such a promising news story, I'm notorious for doing that. In fact if I have, you’d better stop reading now because I’m pretty sure I’ll do it again. I’m going somewhere with this, don’t worry, and you’ll see I wasn’t being racist. 

The other day, one of my colleagues asked for my signature. But he didn’t just say, “hey, could you sign here please”, or whatever normal people would say in a normal world. No, not in these crazy times when nothing is normal anymore and words don’t mean what they should anymore – darn millennials and their internet slang! They ruined EVERYTHING! 

The words that met my ears were “let me have your hand on my cock please”. “What?!”, I bellowed out angrily and followed with several bad words in disgust and told him to F* the F* off before I put my big ass Kanye West boots in his you know what. “How dare he?!”, I thought to myself. I didn’t know who it was that said that because I had my back turned as I worked frantically at whatever deadline I had looming at the time - I did not meet it by the way, and no, I wasn't sorry. No, not because I'm a total ass, but because I tried my best and that's all that counts (isn't it?). Anyway, before turning around I added to my thoughts, “It'd better be Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt or George Clooney or Taylor Swift that’s saying that sh*t to me on a Monday morning”. Not like I was going to do it but because anyone else would have gotten Will Smithed straight away – and in a proper way, not like a sissy, and I wouldn’t cry after doing it like a big ass baby. So anyway I turned around with a stern look and noticed the piece of paper and the pen being handed to me then I put two and two together and furnished it with an Indian accent in my head and realised that what I really heard was “let me have your John Hancock please”. 

I know, phew! right? 

But anyway, my point was… wait, what was my point again? 

Ah yes, that it's perfectly normal for people to express their concerns about things so that matters can be discussed openly and properly like adults instead of bottling it all up and exploding in someone's face like a 13 year old's first 3 seconds of a Cardi B video. I admit my reaction was a bit harsh but it was a Monday morning and I was still loaded on all the whisky and other amazing stuff God put on this fine earth for you and me (wink, wink, wink). Later, I went over to his desk, apologised and explained to him that he spoke too fast for me to understand most of the time; and then proceeded to sign his cock. Oops!! I mean give him my John Hancock, he-he-he. The next day when I got into the office I was met with boos and people threw balled up papers at me calling me a racist scum bag, can you believe that sh*t?

Anyway, I just thought I’d get that off my chest to see what everyone else thinks because I’ve been feeling really bad about it. I’m not a racist and I’d like to take this opportunity to apologise for my comments because I clearly offended everybody. I also kindly ask that whoever is doing it should stop drawing willies on my computer monitor and putting big black dildos on my chair, which I accidentally sit on every single time. Not cool guys, not cool. 

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get right down to the music news story of the day

As you may (or may not know), Frank Palangi, New York’s independent rock sensation is also a film maker, screenwriter, podcaster, producer, engineer, vocal coach, guitar tutor, songwriter and actor; and he has recently added the title of radio show host to his resume after securing his own show on the popular UK radio station Radio Wigwam. The show has quickly gained popularity among die hard indie music fans and continues to grow, with bigger and bigger guests being invited every subsequent episode to discuss their music careers. The next episode, which is scheduled for the 24th of January at 8 PM GMT, features critically acclaimed singer Matt Walst, famous for being a member of the popular bands Three Days of Grace and My Darkest Days.

Tune in for the show and navigate to previous episodes and other cool stuff using the link provided below.  

“Frank Palangi V”, Frank's latest album is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube Music and all popular digital music discovery, streaming, download and promotion platforms.

Music News: Cigarettes | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC

R&B NEWS


07-01-2023 17:31 GMT


CIGARETTES

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Music industry update | Georgia, USA | Indie artist, Tyler Noel

I had a lot of eggnog last year when I discovered one of my colleagues, Jesus could turn milk into really strong  eggnog. It wasn’t until I stopped to think about where all the milk was coming from that things started to get weird. There were no milk cartons around, I even checked the parking lot for cows. Yes, I was that wasted. And then I looked closer and noticed every time I saw him he always had a bunch of big breasted women around him. I haven’t been the same since so I must warn you, this article will suck ass! And you’ll probably kind of sort of hate yourself a little bit for not stopping reading it right here. 

I recently discovered something that I’d really hate to share with you but as a writer, I feel like I must. It is my duty to educate as well as provide information about amazing things happening in the world. I’m not one of those fancy writers that likes to sit back and dream up exciting stories, or has fantasies that they desperately want other people to have so that they are not alone in their sick sick world. I’m one of those serious types of writers that likes facts and substance when I write. To be honest with you I’m not sure I can share this information with you just now, it's too deep, but if I can, during the course of this exciting music news story I’ll ease into it gently like a virgin butt hole on Christmas Day. OOPS!! Did I just say that? OMG!! I can’t believe I just said that. Oh well, it’s too late to take it back now so whatever. Moving on. And just for the record, I’ve never done any such thing, and the good lord knows if I did, it wouldn’t be on Jesus’ birthday, how sick. I think that was one of my too many eggnogs trying to get out but don’t worry I’ve shoved it back down. Now where were we? Ah yes, that thing I discovered. To be honest with you I don’t think I’ll tell you just now. Let’s get right into this exciting independent music news update first shall we?

Released in the final quarter of 2022, “Cigarettes” is the hot new single by independent R&B music sensation Tyler Noel, who is hailed for being one of the exciting new acts that is keeping the genre alive in its most intrinsic form as she has done since the beginning of her illustrious career several years back. The track is quickly gaining momentum and according to many, is poised to be one of the Atlanta, Georgia, US singer’s most successful records to date. If real R&B music is what you are into then this one’s for you. “Cigarettes” is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube Music and all popular digital music streaming, discovery, download and promotion platforms. Watch the official music video below now. 

…wait, before you go. Remember that awesome thing I discovered that I was going to tell you? I think I’m ready to tell you now... 

Here it goes...

“I recently discovered that the chances of God being a male or female are very slim”. 

Don't ask how I know, I just know okay?! It might have been all that eggnog, I don't know. 

I was never homophobic but just to be sure, I've signed up with a whole bunch of LGBTQ communities and charities online and told them to give all my money to the 🤔🤔  … 🤔🤔 ... wait, what’s the politically correct word for them now? I don’t want to get in trouble, I’m not saying anything – the Ts, let’s leave it at that and move on quickly. So what are your thoughts? Are you controlling your thoughts right now to try not to think about God and what he, wait she; "he and she"; wait "neither he nor she"? May look like, or sound like? Are you controlling your thoughts really hard to not feel okay with some of the butt hole pleasures (OOPS!! I meant secret fantasies) you’ve had recently? Are you holding your head right now trying not to think Anything at all? You need a cigarette don’t you? I know I do. Hit play and share this record. Happy smoking. Happy 2023. May it be a prosperous year of abundance of health, wealth, love and good thoughts for you and for me, and for everyone in your family, all your friends, and everyone you share this with too. Have a wonderful day. 

 Explicit

Music News: Can't Let Go | Music Discovery XO


NEW MUSIC

REGGAE NEWS


05-08-2022 16:22 GMT


CAN'T LET GO

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Music industry update | Florida, USA | Indie artist, Honorebel

I want to talk about a touchy subject today, before we get into this news story but I have a feeling you’re not going to like it. In fact I know you’re not going to like it at all. I can tell you’re already cringing slightly. It’s a dirty subject many male rappers are talking about too openly for comfort nowadays and one that dirty female rappers have started talking about openly too. In the spirit of keeping things clean (ironically), let’s use the phrase “Fellatio of the buttocks” - yeah I said it! And heck yeah, I went there, I brought it up. And we are going to sit down right here right now and discuss it once and for all. 

Now, I understand you didn’t come here to discuss this and probably wouldn’t do it under normal circumstances but it’s an issue that’s been bothering me and I really wanted to get it off my chest so my mind can rest. Why are the youth going to these lengths to please their spouses? Would you respect your spouse if they ate your ass on a Monday? Oops!! I said it, darn 😊 (I meant to say "tossed your salad on a Monday", that sounds so much more elegant doesn't it? Like they had a napkin and everything, he-he-he). On a Monday, and it wasn’t even your birthday, or Christmas; you didn’t get a promotion or just get out of prison, nothing; they just did that and then got up a few hours later and went to work with that filthy filthy mouth. Would you still kiss them the same way? Okay I think it’s off my chest now. I’ve realised why it was bothering me so much. And I’ll tell you. 

As a writer, their could be no greater sense of achievement than creating your very own word and getting it into the Oxford dictionary; and this very moment I realised my calling – to come up with a socially acceptable word for “Fellatio of the buttocks” - as I'll start calling it now in the meantime, and a word for people who like to indulge in it too. OMG I’m so excited, words are popping into my head already. How does “Butt”er Love sound? Or wait, wait how about Brown Cherry Pie? Or Brown Berry? Or Brown Cherry? Or wait, Pink Eye Pie? No wait, Stinky Pinky - nah, that’s too strong. Dirty Brownie? What about Anal"eat"ics? Oh snap, I’ve got it – Analogy. Oh darn that’s a word already, would have been spot on though. How about Where’d-Dis-Corn-Come-From (as one word, i.e. Whereddiscorncomefrom - clever ey? No?). LOL, why do these all sound like cocktails? He-he-he, never mind anyway. I’ll make sure you are first to know once I’ve figured it out. And you better not steal my idea 😊. Just kidding, I trust you. Follow me @skunkradiolive and come back here in a few weeks, I’m sure I’ll have a word by then.

Alright let’s get serious now, back to the main story of the day. Let’s get our minds out of the gutter and focus. You ready? You’re gonna love it. And you know, it was really exciting brainstorming with you just now, we should do it again sometime. 

There's been news about a new Honorebel album in the works but nothing is final yet. A few dates were mentioned, which have now passed, there was even talk of a title "444", but nothing so far. A series of exciting new singles have however been surfacing and building the buzz surrounding the critically acclaimed independent Miami, Florida reggae music sensation once again, and fans and die-hard reggae music critics - who, more often than not find it hard to find anything to criticize; are getting really excited about the possibility of a new album on the way. Among the several collaborative projects with award-winning world-renowned artists, the single "Can't Let Go", his latest work with Los Angeles, California rapper Snoop Dogg is really causing a lot of pandemonium and is proving to be one of the top independent summer reggae anthems this year. It's been just over 6 years since the pair last worked together, on the track "Lift Me Up", back in 2016. The song is available to stream and download on Soundcloud and selected independent music promotion platforms