Coastgaard “A Well Adjusted Man”

There is something timeless about the music of Coastgaard that, while playing to a listener’s sense of nostalgia, still feels fresh, current and innovative. On their upcoming sophomore release, Devil On The Balcony, the band has meticulously arranged dynamic chord progressions over immediately engaging rhythmic motifs, reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s rock and roll, to form the foundation of what will undoubtedly be a breakthrough record. Whether it be the blending of vintage and modern or the seamless integration of order and chaos, Coastgaard has found a special musical niche in their ability to merge what does not immediately seem compatible into something beautiful and inherently

Dean Zelinsky Guitars Announces New Engraved Paisley Dellatera Guitar With Antiqued Metalized Finish

World-renowned guitar designer, Dean Zelinsky, announces the release of his Engraved Paisley Dellatera in an Antiqued Nickel finish. Utilizing an exclusive metalizing process, Zelinsky achieves a realistic engraved metal look on a traditional alder wood body. Guitars are only available factory direct through Zelinsky’s ecommerce site.

NEW DIPLOMAT Announces “Replaced” EP

Indie electronic rock trio NEW DIPLOMAT announces the imminent release of brand new six-song EP Replaced on August 19.

The six-song EP was produced by uber-producer Jeff Saltzman, who is best known for his work with The Killers, Fischerspooner, Blondie and more. NEW DIPLOMAT’s individual musical influences, (The Killers, Muse, New Order, The Strokes) each lend a bit of unique flavor to the trio’s sound. NEW DIPLOMAT is: guitarist Paolo Von Giordano, vocalist/bassist Horacio O’Brien-Ferres and drummer/percussionist/synth player Jacob Hartog.

Axii announces his new ‘Axii & Friends – The Mixtape’ series

Fast rising Swedish artist Axii has already made a huge impression on Dance music lovers around the world since he exploded onto the scene. The 18 year old multitalented DJ and producer, who is based in Malmö, boasts an impressive catalogue of releases which includes hits such as ‘Halloween’, ‘Sandwich’, ‘Banjo’, ‘Wild’ and ‘Blast’, so it comes as no surprise that he has been gaining the support of industry tastemakers like Nicky Romero and DJ BL3ND – a marvellous achievement for any calibre of artist.

Skybaby Siren – ‘Day By Day (ft. ELIA)’

Hailing from Sydney but now residing in London, producer/songwriter Craig Beck, aka Skybaby Siren, has been an established artist and writer for years. After finally deciding to start investing in his own music, he began releasing tracks periodically as an outlet from his usual work producing music for others. A multi-instrumentalist he see’s the value in collaborating with singer-songwriters to enhance the music he composes and hopes that this somehow strikes a chord with music lovers.


The Rising, a country-rock group from Belfast, Northern Ireland, are premiering the brand-new video for their song “Last First Love” exclusively for readers of The Boot.

With this single, the Irish band focuses on that feeling of falling in love for the first time. Whether it’s a person, a song or something else, “Last First Love” invokes all of the emotions we experience when we fall in love.

Touché Amoré premiere new single ft. Julien Baker with SPIN

‘Skyscraper’ is the closing track off the band’s new album Stage Four, out September 16. In addition to front man Jeremy Bolm singing melody, the song also features guest vocals by acclaimed singer-songwriter Julien Baker.

As Jeremy Bolm explains “I’m a Leonard Cohen fanatic, and I feel he figured out early that his range can be brought to life with the accompaniment of a beautiful female voice over his. So taking a page from his book I asked Julien to join me on the track. I adore Julien and her talent. I couldn’t have been more excited when she was down to do it.”

Touché Amoré Rise Above With New Album ‘Stage Four’ and Julien Baker Duet ‘Skyscraper’


Alpha Ghoul is the debut full-length from powerviolence alliance DENY THE CROSS. Paying respects to the likes of Assück, Napalm Death, Raw Deal, Crossed Out, and Gauze, DENY THE CROSS unites current and past members of Spazz, Black Army Jacket, Agents Of Satan, Municipal Waste, and Discordance Axis. Alpha Ghoulwas captured by Greg Wilkinson (Pallbearer, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios with drums recorded by Chris Pierce (Rorschach, Night Birds) and includes cover art by Mark McCoy of Charles Bronson.

In celebration of its release, today DENY THE CROSS thrusts forth an official lyric video for “Bacteria Tribute.” The fifty-eight-second bruiser is an ode to iconic graphic artist Pushead (Metallica, Misfits, The Exploited, Prong, Septic Death, Integrity et al).


Singer/Songwriter John K. Samson Enlists The Rhythm Section From His Renowned Band The Weakerthans For Much of His Second Solo Album, Winter Wheat, Available From Epitaph/ANTI, October 21st, 2016.

Inspired by the search for connection and community, his hometown of Winnipeg, and our individual and collective struggles with addictions to drugs, screens, and fossil fuels, John K. Samson’s new full-length album, Winter Wheat, is a sprawling, masterful and timely work by a writer at the peak of his powers.

Bruno Major unveils gorgeous new single “Wouldn?t Mean A Thing?”

Today, London-based songwriter/producer/singer Bruno Major is sharing his official debut single, entitled “Wouldn?t Mean A Thing?.


Quite possibly the only band to promote the joys of gardening through dance music, Formidable Vegetable Sound System have today announced their quirky new single Kimchi, a potent yet tasty morsel that celebrates the fermented Korean cabbage, out August 19. In addition to this, the group will release their boogie-inducing new album Grow Do It on September 2. To celebrate, the band will be hitting the road in their veggie oil-powered van to play some all ages shows, kicking off in Daylesford on September 2, moving through Castlemaine, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Mount Gambier, Adelaide, Kalgoorlie and finishing up in Perth on October 2.

Henry Jamison drops debut single ‘Real Peach’

Assuming that a pedigree in such things has any relevance at all, which is certainly unclear, Henry Jamison was perhaps predisposed to songwriting. His great-great-great-great-great-great-great (etc.) grandfather was the 14th century poet John Gower (friend to Chaucer and Richard II) and his great-great-great-great grandfather was George Frederick Root, the most popular songwriter of the Civil War era. Probably more relevant is that his mother is an English professor and his father a classical composer, who gave him a Korg 8-track recorder and his first guitar.

Jimmy ValenTime – ‘On Your Own (Suicide Squad)’

The staple of Jimmy ValenTime concerts gets remastered with new art work featuring popular cos -player Tiffany Greg.

Jimmy ValenTime explains “On Your OWN” captures a more mature take on relationships than his previous work.
“The song captures how life is really about the people you choose to spend it with. The moment you decide who really matters, instead of always looking for the next best thing.”

Crafts, Youth Activities, Food Provide Spice for 76th National Folk Festival

While musical stars like Grandmaster Flash and Balsam Range get lots of attention, the free 76th National Folk Festival provides much more on September 9-11. Among the seven stages, visitors will find a flea circus, Pacific Asian and 18th Century games, some fifty crafts booths, the traditional arts of the Masters and Makers Area, traditional food in the Cuisine and Cookery Area, thirty-seven commercial food vendors in seven food courts, and many other delights.

Last fall, the 75th National Folk Festival attracted more than 102,000 attendees to downtown Greensboro for the FREE, three-day weekend. Based on survey data, organizers expect attendance to grow substantially in 2016—by as much as 30% or more.


Peter Bjorn and John’s new video is a giant game of human Dominos

Peter Bjorn and John chose to go the very, very literal route when creating their music video for “Dominos.”

The bouncy, Paul Epworth-produced track — off their June album, Breakin’ Point — is about when “everybody goes like dominos” and the clip is quite literally a giant game of human dominos, following a seemingly endless line of people falling on one another through the streets of Stockholm. It’s a pretty captivating thing to watch, kind of like a Rube Goldberg machine, but, you know, with humans.

Or, as the Swedish indie rockers put it, “it’s a chain reaction!”

Michael Chiklis Stream the First Single, “In Front Of Your Eyes”

Michael Chiklis reinvents himself once again with the release of his first solo album Influence. Best known as an award-winning television and film actor, Chiklis now steps into a new spotlight to showcase his talents as a rock singer and songwriter with a record whose prominent hooks and overdriven energy recall rock’s golden age. The album’s first single “In Front of Your Eyes” is currently available to stream and features Steve Lukather on guitar.


Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago and known as “King Les”, Lester represents Chitown with a passion for music producing tracks for over 25 years with records pressed, and crowds rocked from the USA to the United Kingdom.

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds Watch New Video For ‘La Aran~a’

The band’s fourth and strongest album yet for In The Red Records, “La Araña Es La Vida”, summons the Mexican muse of The Great Spider Goddess of Teoticuhan, who sprouts hallucinogenic morning glories and protects the underworld, or in Kid’s eyes, the world of underground music. Recorded at The Harveyville High School gym in Kansas, Guitar slinger and singer, the legendary Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), bassist Kiki Solis (Baby Baby Dance With Me, Knife in The Water, Rhythm of Black Lines), drummer Ron Miller (Switch Hitter, Up The Academy) are joined by Chicano, Mosrite playing guitarist Mark Cisneros (Medications, Deathfix) on this self-produced ball of wax.

St. Tropez Reveal New Single ‘Which Side Are You On’

Garage rockers St. Tropez have revealed their hugely infectious new single Which Side Are You On, taken from their self-titled debut album out 26th August via BLCT Records.

Mixed by Grammy Award winning producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Fidlar, Kurt Vile), the Dutch outfit’s latest offering is another razor-sharp rock n’ roll anthem destined for bigger audiences and arrives at the perfect time.

Grammy Award-Winning Evanescense Vocalist Amy Lee Announces Children’s Album

Amazon today announced a new Amazon Original children’s album, Dream Too Much, from Amy Lee—the GRAMMY award-winning co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band, Evanescence. The album, which features 12 newly recorded songs, including seven originals and five popular covers, will be available for Prime members in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan starting on September 30 to exclusively stream and enjoy on Prime Music, at no additional cost to their membership. In addition, the album will be available for all customers to purchase and download in MP3 format in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and Japan—pre-order for the digital album is available starting today


Paul McCartney has signed a worldwide recording agreement with Capitol Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett.

“This is genuinely exciting for me,” McCartney said. “Not only was Capitol my first U.S. record label, but the first record I ever bought was Gene Vincent’s ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ on the Capitol label.”

This historic contract encompasses McCartney’s entire body of post-Beatles work, from his 1970 McCartney album, through his decade with Wings, to the dozens of solo and collaborative works that have continually reaffirmed his standing as the most popular, influential and acclaimed artist in the history of recorded music. In a career that spans six decades, McCartney has sold more than 500 million records worldwide. He was recently named the United Kingdom’s most successful albums artist of all time by the Official Albums Chart Company and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997 for his services to music.

Twin Wild release new single ‘My Heart’

Twin Wild release their new single ‘My Heart’ on July 29th through Play It Again Sam. This is the young band?s first release since signing with the label and follows their self-released track ‘Fears’ which garnered over half a million plays on Soundcloud and charted in Spotify’s Top 20 viral chart.


The official music video for the album’s lead single, “When The Tequila Runs Out,” debuts today. Directed by Kevin Hayes, the video was filmed with a slow motion camera capturing fun moments throughout a late night party as if it were slowly being recalled the next morning in a fuzzy hungover haze.

Rabid Young premieres “Kingdom” on The Line of Best Fit

Yesterday Las Vegas indie-pop quintet Rabid Young premiered their new single “Kingdom” on The Line of Best Fit who called the bands newest 80’s influenced, festival-ready anthem “…pure pop perfection.”


JUSTIN MOORE took the party downtown with a triple shot of performances in Nashville to celebrate KINDA DON’T CARE (The Valory Music Co.), which continues to dominate the #1 spot on the iTunes Top Country Albums chart and took the #2 on the All Genre Albums chart upon release. Toasting with packed crowds at some of Music City’s famed honkytonks on Lower Broadway, he raised a glass to the new album at Honky Tonk Central, Rippy’s and Tootsies World Famous Orchid Lounge. Fans followed the “You Look Like I Need A Drink” singer as he made his way from one bar to the next, sharing drinks, stories and of course, new tunes. The hitmaker also served up previous #1 singles, including “Small Town USA,” “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.”

“We took three years to get this album just right and we’re so excited that it’s finally out,” shared Moore. “Thanks for coming out tonight Nashville!”


Today, Malaysian singer-songwriter, Yuna, is thrilled to announce her Fall 2016 North American tour. The Verve Records recording artist is set to make stops in D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Boston and more. The tour follows the release of Yuna’s third studio album, Chapters, which includes the hit single “Crush” featuring Usher. Tickets will be available for purchase on August 19 here.

Carolyn Murphy Collaborates with Sound Specialists to Design Sound Bath Aimed at Alleviating Stressful Driving Situations

Health and wellbeing are top of mind for more and more Americans today, and for Buick as well. The first ever Buick Envision five passenger compact luxury SUV feature’s signature Quiet Tuning, advanced driver assist technologies, and soft-touch materials, designed to contribute to a more relaxing, calm and happy driving experience.

Today, Buick is proud to release a new piece of video content inspired by the Buick Envision featuring Carolyn Murphy entitled “Buick Envision Quiet Tuning.”

Bubbles Brown Premieres “Sundance” Via Austin Town Hall

Bubbles Brown is a two-piece early blues outfit from Chicago, IL. Bubbles (Guitar, Vocals) and Washboard Ben (Percussion, Vocals) cut their teeth on the blues deep in the subways of Chicago, busking for change and the occasional dollar. Using only a guitar, washboard, sock cymbal, assorted percussion and a suitcase bass drum, the duo and their lean, archaic setup evoke the homespun, kitchen-sink aesthetic of rural, pre-war blues and country, while blending into it an aggressive and modern electricity to create a sound at-once both nostalgic and distinctly progressive. The Bubbles Brown sound defies expectations, and their rich and reverent brand of the blues, country and jazz of the 20s and 30s greatly exceeds the sum of its parts, transforming stages of any size into roadside juke joints and skeptics into believers.

Peter Pavlov unleashes ‘Memories’ remix package

London based DJ and producer Peter Pavlov has been causing some of the biggest waves currently on the Dance music scene. Armed with his unique arsenal of Progressive House infused Techno bombs, he is the mastermind behind hits such as: ‘No Words’, ‘Infected Train’, ‘Fill Your Life (Peter Pavlov Remix)’ and ‘Green Signal (Peter Pavlov Remix)’, releasing on renowned labels like: Egothermia, Heavenly Bodies, Dear Deer and Klaphouse Records along the way – a monumental achievement for the Bulgarian artist.

After the success of Peter Pavlov’s ‘Memories’ EP, which was released via Flemcy Music, it was natural that they would team up once again and release an infectious remix package of the record. Sue La Vie, Adonis Rivera, Ornery, Anthony Francis and label boss JP Lantieri have added their own personal flavours to the original – it’s no surprise that the remix package has already been gaining huge traction across the globe.

Mistah F.A.B. – “Still Feelin’ It”

The Hip-Hop world mourns Biggie and Tupac as its two greatest losses, but in the Bay Area, they honor Mac Dre with equal fervor. His outsized personality, gonzo wordplay, and street wisdom made him an icon and a beloved figure, growing in stature even after his death. A longtime friend and confidante of Mac Dre, Mistah F.A.B. is a torchbearer for Mac’s ideals of positivity and enjoying your time here on Earth. “Still Feelin’ It,” a highlight from Mistah F.A.B.’s recent album Son of a Pimp 2, is a modern reworking of Dre’s classic “Feelin’ Myself,” and is packed with lyrical references to his songs and his lifestyle: “I’m still tryin’ to find out, who’s Nancy Von Chillinwich?!” and “Like ‘HEY’ I’m in your bitch face with the Thizz face.” Filmed in front of the Mac Dre mural in Oakland and at a recent Mac Dre art show, F.A.B.’s video for “Still Feelin’ It” features clips of fans dancing to the track, throwing up “T’s” in tribute to The Thizzard of Oz. “Still Feelin’ It” is a fitting tribute to the unique, party-loving spirit of Mac Dre and a thrilling song and fun video in its own right.

Peter Bjorn and John Premiere “Dominos” Video on Masahable

Peter Bjorn and John chose to go the very, very literal route when creating their music video for “Dominos.”

The bouncy, Paul Epworth-produced track — off their June album, Breakin’ Point — is about when “everybody goes like dominos” and the clip is quite literally a giant game of human dominos, following a seemingly endless line of people falling on one another through the streets of Stockholm. It’s a pretty captivating thing to watch, kind of like a Rube Goldberg machine, but, you know, with humans.

Or, as the Swedish indie rockers put it, “it’s a chain reaction!”

Nashville electropop duo Chaos Emeralds share full stream of shimmering s/t debut

Born from a mutual affinity for soaring melodies and woozy synthesizers, Nashville’s Daniel Ellsworth (of Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes) and Kyle Andrews combine soulful falsetto, rich production, and often heart-wrenching lyrics in this new collaboration. “We wanted to make dreamy, sexy, sad, evocative pop music that sounded like it was dipped in gold,” says Ellsworth.

SHEEVAA Release Official Video for “Anger”

In sequence with their single “DENIAL,” Nu-metal act SHEEVAA has teamed up with Alternative Press to premier their relentless new video, entitled ANGER. Combining the forces of nature and aggressive, hard hitting NU metal, we witness the story of an unfolding character and his descent into insanity.

Jacob Plant collaborates with reggae artist Stylo G on “Bike Engine”

British beat-maker Jacob Plant has been budding in the scene over the past two years with a bevvy of genre-bending releases and festival stops around the world. This time, the young artist has teamed up with fellow UK-based reggae artist Stylo G to release their inaugural collaboration “Bike Engine,” out now on Skint.


Multi-platinum recording artist Nick Jonas today announced that he will hit the streets of New York City in a special performance, presented by Pepsi, at the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards.” He will perform his hit single “Bacon” ft. Ty Dolla $ign from his second solo studio album, “Last Year was Complicated,” making his debut as a solo artist during the VMA’s main show. The 2016 VMAs will air LIVE from New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden for the first time ever on Sunday, August 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

In keeping with the spirit of this year’s show celebrating the creative expression of artists, Jonas made his announcement with a video that was custom-created by Brooklyn-based motion graphics artist, Zolloc.

RÊVE Debut New Music Video for “Marionettes”

Alternative art-rock band RÊVE have just released a new music video for “Marionettes” from their debut album La Marionnette . The Baltimore-based quintet blend elements of classical, indie rock, and avant-garde sounds on the new record that is set to be released on 9/20. Generally, the group’s music videos all link together to tell a bigger story, but for “Marionettes” they took a different approach thanks to chance meeting with a UK film director.

Tigercats share video for “Rent Control”

Four great bands, two great labels and two continents meet on this stellar mini-LP. Frequent collaborators Slumberland Records and Fortuna POP! team up to bring you ‘Continental Drift,’ a smashing eight song sampler of some of the finest pop out there in 2016.

Philadelphia’s Mercury Girls are one of the most talked-about new bands in ages. Featuring members of Literature, Little Big League and Pet Milk, Mercury Girls have a gorgeous, layered sound that combines post-punk dynamics with soaring/jangling guitars, fantastic melodies and expertly-arranged tunes. Their recent single “Ariana” turned a lot of heads, and their two contributions contained herein should make us all quite excited for their in-progress debut album.

Beginners Debut New Song “Stereo” on PopMatters

Los Angeles-based indie-pop band Beginners will release their anticipated sophomore EP Pleaser on September 16th. A formidable follow-up to their 2014 self-titled debut which garnered over 4 million Spotify streams, numerous TV syncs, and tour dates with artists such as Walk The Moon and Tove Lo, Pleaser features catchy dance melodies with a rock ‘n roll vigor and clever lyrics ranging from feel good to biting. Today, PopMatters premiered “Stereo” and called it “a laid-back tune as ready for blasting from a Camaro system as from Spotify, and that timelessness is a wonderful thing.”


Inuit artist Tanya Tagaq won the Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album in 2014, for Animism. Those who thought she had then made her definitive artistic statement are in for a surprise. Also in for a shock are those who thought international success, playing to major festivals and packed houses all over the world, would lead to a mellower sound, or a more laid back approach.


Los Angeles alt-rockers Goon have shared another track from their upcoming, debut EP Dusk of Punk out September 16. The “doomy” yet “oddly beautiful” track “Scab” is premiering over at DIY Mag.

LOTUS THIEF Unveils New Song “The Book of the Dead”

LOTUS THIEF is a San Francisco band that merges post-black metal, space rock and ambient music, seamlessly blending the genres into a unique and greater musical whole. Originated by two members of celebrated “green metal” group BOTANIST – drummer Otrebor and multi-instrumentalist / composer Bezaelith — LOTUS THIEF is its own entity; a project with a stated purpose of “lauding knowledge and illuminating ancient words and art through song”. The group will release its new album, Gramarye, on September 16 via Prophecy Productions.

YELLOWCARD Release Second Single/Video “The Hurt Is Gone”

As we near the final stretch of 2017 with the end of the Summer, YELLOWCARD and their fans are bracing for the bittersweet release of their self-titled last album on September 30, 2016 and their farewell world tour. In preparation, Ryan Key, Sean Mackin, Ryan Mendez, and Josh Portman are releasing the new single and video “The Hurt Is Gone” – the follow-up to “Rest In Peace” which has racked up nearly one million views on Youtube since its debut one month ago.


Following the success as a featured artist and co-writer on The Chainsmokers’ Top 40 hit, “Roses,” her debut EP Burn Wild and summer buzz single, “Hangin’ On,” alt-pop singer-songwriter Rozes is now featured on Big Gigantic’s newest record “All Of Me” featuring Logic. OUT NOW.

Boz Boorer First Listen “El Camino Real”

Boz Boorer announces the release of his new solo album, Age of Boom – his first proper LP of fresh recordings in ten years. Age of Boom is set to drop on September 23rd via Fabrique Records on LP/CD/digital and features an array of top musical guests, included Eddie Argos (Art Brut), James Maker, Tom Walkden (Wolventrix), Georgina Baillie, “Limey” Dave Dahlson, Sarah Vista, Tracy Vandal, Ben Mark and Alex Lusty. Be sure to check out the first listen from the album “El Camino Real,” HERE, and check him out on tour as the guitarist for Morrissey!

IMS Asia-Pacific Announces Speakers For Shanghai, China Sept 29-30

The International Music Summit (IMS), in partnership with Budweiser STORM Festival, today revealed the first round of speakers and initial programming details for the third IMS Asia-Pacific, taking place Sept 29 – 30 in Shanghai, China at the Hyatt on the Bund. IMS will gather global artists, thought-leaders and industry figureheads to explore the growing influence of electronic music and the issues, challenges and opportunities that face the industry globally and in Asia. 2016’s IMS Asian market focus will be Japan.


Spend a day in the life of LNDN DRGS with their new visual for “2 Brand New Phones” and “Hurt My Hand.” Jay Worthy and friends (Aston Matthews, Earl Swavey & the BornxRaised crew) bop through Cali house parties and hit the telly with baddies while street-level funk from their new “Burnout 2” blasts from the speakers. This is party music for the people… play loud and ride out.

FXXXXY Releases Phenomenal Single “20 Taliband”

FXXXXY is back with a new single that releases today. The single is called “20 Taliband” and will appear on FXXXXY’s “Cartel Shawty”, which is scheduled for an August 31st release. The single was Premiered about an hour ago by Pigeons & Planes.

The 20 Year Old Rapper/ Producer is very much on his roll with his new offering and the previously released single “Columbian Exchange”


Gary Nesta Pine has been inspired by, and devoted to, music for as long as he can remember. “I’m a messenger from Jah. My dad was a postman; I feel like I am the postman of music.” The impact reggae has had on his life, and him on its sound, can’t be understated. They’re so intertwined that it’s hard to imagine Jamaican roots reggae without the passion of Gary Nesta Pine.

Pine first came on to the scene in 1989 as lead singer for City Heat, one of Jamaica’s most in-demand bands. Performing at hotels for eager tourists who would bring home a copy of their CD as a souvenir, Pine and City Heat were in demand to bring their ample talents to the US, where they toured with legendary dancehall artist, Super Cat. Being in America gave Pine the impetus to help develop the New York City roots reggae scene, taking it out of the underground and pushing to move it into the foreground. In 1998, like an anointment from the reggae gods, Pine became the lead singer for the Wailers. The legendary band, which performed and created hit after hit with Bob Marley, changed the face of music – not just reggae – forever. As such, Pine played an integral part in one of the most influential movements in music history.

Noisey Premiers The Next Canadian Rapper “Vicky Chand”

“Vicky Chand is the next rapper from Canada to blow up” – Noisey

AUROCH: “He Wreaths The Cross”

Offers AUROCH’s Sebastian Montesi on the new track, “‘He Wreaths The Cross’ is the second part of the initial movement of Mute Books, titled ‘Trefoil Is The Grail Of Perdition.’ The first three songs comprise this movement, and borrow from each other thematically and musically. It has quickly become Zack’s (drums) favorite song to play live. One listen should indicate why.”

Proclaims Decibel with their premiere of the song, “‘He Wreaths the Cross’ is a chaotic three minutes that shows AUROCH have no intention of slowing down on their third album.”

Audience Killers Share “Patterns” Music Video

The track is from the group’s debut album, Floating Islands, which was released in May 2016. The new single was exclusively premiered on, who wrote, “Melancholic cool synth-pop, made in Latvia!” The video provides beautiful underwater scenes that are as dreamy and cosmic as Petrovs’s vocals.

Los Angeles producer Adult Karate’s ‘LXII’ streams at Big Shot Magazine

Adult Karate is KC Maloney, half of the gauze-and-gossamer duo Radar Cult. Though Radar Cult’s sound is fairly spartan, Adult Karate takes the use of empty space even further, hollowing out the skeleton of electronic music- house, techno, ambient—until only the memory is left. These songs are imprints on an empty bed, images on a burial shroud; a wisp of something gone, its impression indelible. Recently signed to Los Angeles-based label Plug Research (Flying Lotus, Bilal, Dntel), he comes to the label building in intensity his cryptic ruminations, diffused into a sea-spray of synth decay, sparse percussion, pitched-down vocals, and Spaghetti western guitar.

Premiere: Adult Karate – LXII EP

Alesana Announces ‘Fatal Optimist’ Lyric Video

The Annabel Trilogy is proud to premiere the official lyric video for ‘Fatal Optimist’ by North Carolina Sweet Core Veterans Alesana.

“The chapter in focus is a huge turning point in the story of ‘Annabel’. The titular character is beginning to truly realize what she has lost, and may continue to lose, due to the circumstances of her precarious captivity. A powerful evil is rising and she is not certain that she has the strength to fight against it. A chapter of internal reflection, Annabel fantasizes of lost love and memories.”

Alt Pop Band Lavoy Release Feel Good Music Video for Upbeat Single “Smile”

“We really wanted to make a video that displayed some of the beauty of the pacific Northwest and we also wanted to involve our friends,” singer Tyrell L. Tompkins explained. “We feel like Spokane’s beauty gets overlooked and we wanted to display that but really didn’t have any specific ideas at the time. We had our good friend who directed and shot the video tell us that he felt like ‘Smile’ was such a happy song that it needed to be a video that felt free and careless and could really display some cool parts of the area without focusing on it too much and that the best way to display that feeling was to have a bunch of our friends come out and dance and just have a good time. We’re very proud of it and wouldn’t have been able to pull it off without such good friends and their influence.”

Night Argent Cinematic Music Video For “Widowmaker”

In the video, it’s every man for himself as Night Argent tries to desperately get away from the demonic “Widowmaker.” The band filmed this set across several scenic locations on their way to SXSW (Bonneville Salt Flats UT, Coyote Buttes AZ, Hoh Rainforest WA), melted equipment, staged a fight scene on top of a canyon (and yes that’s real blood), and were even detained by authorities on set! I am confident your readers will appreciate the hands-on filmmaking experience of the video as well as the DIY story behind-the-scenes and would love if you would share the video or work with us on a feature to bring more attention to their work.