Just a word of advice for all the young dudes and gals in bands: Don’t forget your humble beginnings. If by chance you make it big, remember your lowest lows … it will keep you grounded.

Need an example? Look at Chicago and Cheap Trick. Both rock groups have reached the pinnacle … No. 1 albums, No. 1 songs, platinum records, sold-out tours and now induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Egos are getting in the way, though: Peter Cetera can’t get along with his former Chicago bandmates long enough to share the stage with them for one night (for whatever silly reason), and it’s possible Bun E. Carlos will be reuniting at the induction ceremony with his ex-Cheap Trickers, but he’s still sore at them over past financial disagreements. “Any friendship we had went away when I had to file a federal lawsuit,” he told Rolling Stone at the end of 2015.

Don’t lose sight of where you’re going and where you’ve been.

Here’s what we’ve been doing … still poring over more than 3,100 submissions from ReverbNation-affiliated artists – all seeking to be included on Pauseandplay.com’s massive new-music release list.

Here we go …

Feb. 12, 2016

Ashton Edminster (folk singer from Midlothian, Texas)“For My Darling” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Ashton Edminster)
Bernie Journey (NYC dance-pop singer-songwriter)“Patience With My Heart” (guests: Wayne Numan, Hendrick Valera; Hear here)(Bernie Journey)
Veeh Lil’Monsterpull (Bartow, Fla., rapper)“Do to Me” (featuring Lexis Williams; Hear here)(LMG, Feb. 13)
Meresha (indie pop singer from North Palm Beach, Fla.)“My Love Has Come” (guests: Wayne Numan, Hendrick Valera; Hear here)(Sonic Dolphin, Feb. 9)

Feb. 19, 2016

Nikki Lerner (R&B singer from Columbia, Md.)“The Things We Never Say” (Hear here)(Nikki Lerner Music)

Feb. 26, 2016

Joka Beatz (instrumental act from Louisville, Ky.)“The Plug Instrumentals” (Hear here)(Hard Hustla Muzik, Feb. 29)
J-Giles Son (Christian hip-hop artist from Pompano Beach, Fla.)“Kill to Protect” (guests: Mouthpi3ce, Benjah, Kayla Starks, FLO, Wise, Swift, Kaitlin Connor; Hear here)(J-Giles Son, Feb. 24)

March 4, 2016

Damon & Matthews (rock duo from Brandy Station, Va.)“We Go Kartin'” (Hear here)(Isle Royale, March 4)

March 25, 2016

Midnight Mob (NYC powerhouse rockers)“Honest Brutal Glorious” (six-song EP; first single: “Ghosts”; Hear here)(Midnight Mob)

April 1, 2016

Dead Day Revolution (L.A. alt-rock band)“On Our Own” (producer: Larry Goetz; Hear here; See here)(Dead Day Revolution Music, April 5)

April 15, 2016

Nate Currin (Atlanta-based Americana artist)“The Madman and the Poet” (Hear here)(Archaic Cannon)

Recent Releases

Feb. 5, 2016

Bittersweet Collapse (Fayetteville, Ga., rock band)“Shut My Eyes” (Hear here)(Bittersweet Collapse)
Leah Brooke“Royal Jelly” (Hear here)(Lucky Tooth)
Doxter S (McLean, Va., singer-songwriter)“Perfect” (Hear here)(Crimson Studios)
Lions Among Us (metal band from Freedom, Pa.)“Dream Chaser” (Hear here)(Lions Among Us)
Jesse Medeles (L.A. Latin artist)“Amor” (Hear here)(J2 Entertainment)
Skylar Renee (Malibu, Calif., pop singer)“All That I Need,” “Baby It’s You” (MP3; Hear here)(Skylar Renee, Feb. 2)
Jai Rian (Las Vegas rapper)“Abandoned” (Hear here)(Bittersweet Collapse)
Skakila“My Light” (Hear here)(Shakila, Feb. 7)

Jan. 29, 2016

Amboaje (Woodbridge, Va., rock group led by front man Toni Amboaje, who competed on “The Voice” in 2012)“All About Living” (guest: Paula Rojo; Hear here; MP3)(Global Music Group)
Daniel Amedee (New Orleans folk-rock singer-songwriter)“Everything Will Change” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Daniel Amedee, Feb. 2)
Victoria Canal (London pop-soul singer-songwriter)“Into the Pull” (five-song EP; producers: “Mama” Jan Smith, Jesse Owen Astin, Demond Mickens; Hear here)(Victoria Canal)
DJ Movex (from Ukraine)“Medusa (Original Mix)” (five-song EP; Hear here)(DJ Movex, Jan. 25)
Ionic Construct (EDM artist based in Colorado Springs)“Alien Transmissions” (22 tracks; Hear here)(iM Electronic, Feb. 1)
Devin Kirtz (Long Beach, Calif., pop singer)“My Day” (guest: Marley Waters; Hear here)(Devin Kirtz)
LunariaN (Indonesian alt-rock band)“Anomalium” (Hear here)(LunariaN, Jan. 31)
Solice (alt-rock band from Arlington, Texas)“In the Dark” (Hear here)(Solice, Jan. 30)
Johnny Stanec (singer-songwriter from Youngstown, Ohio)“Farewell, Sadness” (first single: “The Sky Is Falling”; Hear here)(Forgotten, Feb. 2)
Winds & Walls (NYC indie-rock quartet)“Still Lions” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Winds & Walls, Feb. 2)

Jan. 22, 2016

Amen BK (San Diego hip-hop artist)“Another Perspective” (guests: Miguel Fernandes, Ernesta Jean, Maria Esnoz, Tzeite Labrago, Johnatan Levant; Hear here)(C MANTICS, Jan. 24)
Big Time Grain Company (country band from Overland Park, Kan.)“100lbs Net Weight” (five-song EP; MP3; Hear here)(Big Time Grain Company)
Empty Chair (Jordanian rock quartet)“Home” (Hear here)(Empty Chair)
Nate Evans (Kansas City pop singer-songwriter)“Hello” (Hear here)(EMI April Music, Jan. 27)
Malachi Fyrestar (Cleveland hip-hop artist)“Grindmode” (Hear here)(Eternal Flame Entertainment, Jan. 21)
Lauren Marsh (Princeton, N.J., indie-pop singer-songwriter)“Veracity” (five-song EP; producer: Chris Badami; Hear here)(Lauren Marsh Music & CarChri)
Kt Mulholland (indie-pop singer-songwriter, based in Astoria, N.Y.)“Wild One” (Hear here)(FireHaus, Jan. 21)
New Stellar Star (aka Canadian pop-rock singer Chris Bullock)“Californiak” (Hear here)(New Stellar Star)
Melody Rose (Huntington, N.Y., singer-songwriter)“Melody Rose” (Hear here)(Melody Rose, Jan. 23)
Tribal Theory (San Diego reggae band)“Burnin'” (Hear here)(Tribal Theory Music, Jan. 20)

Jan. 15, 2016

AaronJoe (L.A.-based world artist)“Alive Again” (Hear here)(Futures of Tomorrow Inc., Jan. 11)
Actual Bank Robbers (Tampa pop quartet)“Checklist” (Hear here)(Actual Bank Robbers, Jan. 15)
Alicia G (rap/hip-hop artist from Buffalo)“Pretty Girl” (Hear here)(Alicia G / LRT, Jan. 12)
Anonymous Henchmen (San Antonio metal band)“Out of Time” (Hear here)(Anonymous Henchmen, Jan. 16)
Flyleeto“Faces” (Hear here)(Loudlife Music, Jan. 15)
Jay Ax“Don’t Ax Don’t Tell” (guests: Kimberli Lauren, Neeche, Yazmin Soul, Uncle Murda, Frank Doket, Bianca Bonnie, Brodie Jaymz, Kritikal, Fortune; Hear here)(The Axsociation Inc., Jan. 18)
Dylan Jenét“Bad One” (Hear here)(The Chemists, Jan. 13)
Kory Brown (Austin rocker)“Who I Am” (Hear here)(Kory Brown, Jan. 12)
Just B. Polo (NYC hip-hop artist)“There Is a Hell” (Hear here)(Just B. Polo, Jan. 16)
Richard Lynch Band (Waynesville, Ohio, country group)“You Show Me Yours” (Hear here)(Richard Lynch Band, Jan. 18)
Nikol (best female rock artist at the 2015 Carolina Music Awards)“Bittersweet” (first single: “Goin’ Down”; Hear here)(Nikol)
Weston Simonis (Portland, Ore.-based pop-rock singer)“Moments of Intoxication” (Hear here)(Audio Start Production, Jan. 14)
Brett Vogel (L.A. rock singer-songwriter)“Never Giving Up (Deluxe)” (2015 album, with seven bonus tracks; Hear here)(Radiate)

Jan. 8, 2016

AlliCat (hip-hop and spoken word artist from Honolulu)“Where Do I Go” (guests: Jonathan Wes, Sam Watson; Hear here)(AlliCat, Jan. 5)
Susan Aquila (NYC rock singer-electric violinist)“Miss Conduct” (first single: “Why?”; Hear here)(Original Kitchen, Jan. 5)
GrooveShine (Santa Barbara funk-reggae band)“New Moon” (Hear here)(GrooveShine, Jan. 5)
GudGud (pop-soul trio from Jacksonville)“What I Like” (Hear here)(Chelsea Entertainment Group, Jan. 9)
Hotribenna (London singer-songwriter)“We Can Fly” (Hear here)(Hotribenna, Jan. 11)
Mafia Dutch (rapper from Gary, Ind.)“Shooters” (Hear here)(GrooveShine, Jan. 5)
Tyler McBay (L.A. pop singer)“Slow Down (Remix)” (guest: J. Tyler; Hear here)(Tyler McBay, Jan. 7)
Katelyn McCarter (Christian pop singer from Petersburg, Va.)“Chasing the Wind” (five-song EP; Hear here)(Katelyn McCarter, Jan. 5)
Jessica Meuse (Alabama singer-songwriter finished fourth on the 13th season of “American Idol”)“Rio Grande” (Hear here)(Jessica Meuse, Jan. 5)
Morgan Myles (Nashville soulful country singer)“Miss Morgan Myles” (six-song EP; Hear here)(Morgan Myles)
Some Velvet Morning (British alt-rock trio)“Damocles” (new single; Hear here; see album below)(Some Velvet Morning)
The Texas K.G.B. (Americana trio from Austin)“Songs in the Key of Pain, Part 1” (six-song EP; Hear here)(The Texas K.G.B., Jan. 11)

Jan. 1, 2016

Jenny Bracey (U.K. singer-songwriter)“Just Accept It” (Hear here)(Jenny Bracey)
Galaxy Skytree (Australian EDM artist)“Think About Me” (Hear here)(Galaxy Skytree, Dec. 31)
Kodac (hip-hop artist from Jackson, Miss.)“Hold Me” (Hear here)(Kodac)
Link&Chain (Jamaica, N.Y., reggae group)“Fix the Roof” (Hear here)(Link&Chain Music, Dec. 30)
Loryn (Phoenix-based EDM artist)“Dharma Gypsy” (Hear here)(Loryn, Dec. 31)
Militia Vox“Born Out of Darkness” (the NYC rocker’s second album, “The Villainess,” is due out in 2016; Hear here)(Militia Vox)
OG Bout-It (San Francisco rapper)“Rhythm” (Hear here)(PaperChase Muzik, Dec. 31)
PointDexter (indie-rock band from Folsom, Calif.)“Rocket Surgery” (five-song EP; MP3; Hear here)(PointDexter, Dec. 29)
The Sick Calicos (rap group)“Fundamentalist” (Hear here)(Run-A-Muk)
Some Velvet Morning (British alt-rock trio)“Allies” (MP3; Hear here)(Some Velvet Morning, Dec. 30)

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