Have you heard The Slow Readers Club’s new single?

It’s the first single from their upcoming album Build A Tower, which is out on May 4th through Modern Sky, following their recent tracks ‘Lunatic’ and ‘Through The Shadows’ which are instant grats with the album.

The band have built up a huge cult following from previous independent releases, with support from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Peter Hook and Eddy Temple Morris, and have been compared to Interpol, The Killers and The National. They’ll be touring the UK in April and May, with their Manchester date selling out in under 24 hours.

Sun Speaker Releases ‘Ov Lustra’ Full Album Teaser Trailer

Phoenix, AZ atmospheric blackened death metal outfit, Sun Speaker, are stoked to unleash a full album teaser trailer of their forthcoming full length, ‘Ov Lustra.’ The nearly 4 minute long trailer showcases clips from every track on their absolutely crushing debut album, which is set to be released on Friday April 20, 2018 via Subliminal Groove Records. The stunning artwork for ‘Ov Lustra’ was created by a local Phoenix based artist known as Saprophial.

Mija shares new video for “Notice Me”

LA artist Mija has shared the video for her song “Notice Me” (premiered via PAPER) off her debut EP, How To Measure The Distance Between Lovers. The video was directed by @Brokenint and highlights this latest chapter in Mija’s career that sees her embracing her own intensely personal lyrics and confronting vulnerable moments. In her own words, the video represents “the idea of wanting something badly, and the suffering from being lost inside your own head. it’s not until you reach the point of realization that you are able to let it all go; allow the emotions to wash over you, as you begin the journey to self-actualization.”

WE GAVE IT HELL Release Debut LP, ‘Labyrinth’

Las Vegas based Metal band WE GAVE IT HELL has released their debut LP, Labyrinth with music videos for the singles “Mapmaker” and “Prayer.”

Shane McAnally Pursuing Dispute with ASCAP

Top Nashville songwriter, producer, and co-president of Sony’s Monument Records, Shane McAnally, is moving forward in his quest to right a wrong perpetrated by ASCAP, an organization entrusted with protecting songwriters. In 2016, Shane began his protest against ASCAP’s arbitrary decision to change their distribution methodology after he resigned from ASCAP. That post-departure decision deprived Shane of substantial monies owed to him – over $1,000,000 – for hit songs which ASCAP to continue to license to radio. Based on ASCAP’s draconian rules, writers who have an issue with ASCAP’s accountings are not able to audit or bring a claim in a proper court, instead claims must be brought in front of the self-selected Board of Review. Unable to obtain relief through the Board of Review process imposed by ASCAP on its members, McAnally is appealing to an arbitration panel in hopes of recovering the monies he has been deprived due to ASCAP’s discriminatory and retaliatory behavior. In doing so, McAnally hopes to prevent ASCAP from continuing to contort its rules to deprive other songwriters of their public performance royalties.

Listen to A brand new Witherfall Song

“The Long Walk Home” (December) was a song that Jake and i wrote to bridge the gap between “Nocturnes and Requiems” and the next Album “A Prelude to Sorrow”. It is about dealing with loss and being totally alone with your thoughts. We hope you like songs with hundreds of guitar and vocal tracks!” – Joseph Michael

VITAMIN X: Amsterdam-Based Hardcore Punk Act To Release New LP

VITAMIN X has unloaded their energetic brand of rock and thrash-soaked hardcore punk since the late 1990s. Having operated through diehard DIY efforts, the band has amassed an arsenal of albums, EPs, singles, splits, and more across a wide array of underground labels, including Havoc Records, Tankcrimes, Underestimated, AgiPunk, Refuse Records, and many others. Their most recent two LPs were recorded by Steve Albini (Nirvana, Iggy Pop, Neurosis), and their 2016-released ”About To Crack” video went viral and reached more than a million views.


EELS’ new song “Premonition” is premiering today. The new track comes from the highly-anticipated new album The Deconstruction, out April 6 on E Works/[PIAS].

To celebrate the release of The Deconstruction, EELS will tour worldwide this summer, with a North American headline run kicking off May 28 in Pomona, CA and further shows in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, New York, D.C. and more.

AVON: desert rockers premiere “Red Barn” video via The Obelisk!

California-based heavy rock trio AVON (with ex-Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age drummer Alfredo Hernandez) share a new video taken off their sophomore album “Dave’s Dungeon”, out now on HPS Records.

AVON launch into 2018 with their second full-length “Dave’s Dungeon” and also present a fun animated video for “Red Barn” using sketches from tour, to piece together a story from the California Desert scene and its key venues during the mid 2000s.

Avon Premiere Video for “Red Barn”; Dave’s Dungeon Available Now

Grunge Pop Purveyors Night Owls Share Explosive New Single ‘Do You Want It All?’

Grunge pop purveyors Night Owls have announced the arrival of their ferocious new single Do You Want It All?, the first offering from their Tragically Human EP due for release in May.

An onslaught of relentlessly heavy riffs and screeching vocals, Do You Want It All? showcases the trio’s immense potential on a whole new scale, incorporating the influences of acts including Hookworms and Pulled Apart By Horses to perfection.


Fast-rising star Bazzi has been announced as special guest on global superstar Camila Cabello’s upcoming sold-out Never Be The Same Tour, kicking off April 9th in Vancouver, BC. The news follows an incredible 2018 kick-off for Bazzi, including his continued chart domination with breakthrough RIAA-certified Gold (soon to be Platinum) smash single “Mine.”

Sleep Signals Tour Van Explodes into Flames While on the Road

Active rock band, Sleep Signals, based out of Minnesota is currently on their Touritto Supreme USA Tour with Cold Kingdom.

This last Saturday, March 10th, their tour van caught on fire and ended up exploding on the side of the road while enroute to their show.

The band narrowly escaped major injuries and everyone is uninjured, however,
they lost all of personal possessions, wallets, money, credit cards and the van itself is a total loss.

Sleep Signals has been forced to miss a few shows so far and is desperately seeking a vehicle option to finish out the tour.

OF FEATHER AND BONE: “Resounding From The Depths” Playing At Revolver Magazine

OF FEATHER AND BONE declares with the new song, “A blend of chaotic blasts, unrelenting d-beat influence, and slow and somber cavernous aesthetic, ‘Resounding From The Depths’ is a showcase of the versatile elements we include in the writing style on this new record.”

Revolver offers in part, “The song kicks in with a thick layer of riffs that feels a lot closer to being attacked by hornets than it does listening to ‘music.’ There is subtlety at work to the band’s destruction, however, as the band melds in grooves and slow downs that keep one on their toes. It’s chaos, but carefully architect for maximum ruin.”

Waner Music’s Latest Prodigy ‘Adam888’ Releases New Single

Recently signed up by Warner Music, Adam 888 releases his latest track, “Chakra 123”, the perfect combination of his spiritual beliefs, cosmic trap and melancholia. Taking influence from the likes of Post Malone, Adam 888 weaves blissed-out cloud trap and hip-hop beats and loops in tandem with his very unique world view – to quote Adam himself:

“I work with beings from other dimensions – together with them, I create music and the whole visual concept is a reflection from the higher dimensions. The unknown, the unseen, the space before anything becomes something. I use that intention in everything I create”.

UNEARTH Sign Worldwide Deal with Century Media Records

After an awe-inspiring 20 years of blazing trails and dominating stages, UNEARTH is now institutionalized as a relentless force in heavy metal, standing the test of time with consistently triumphant creative output, tireless road warrior resilience, Blue Collar style workmanship and a resolute determination to deliver the goods.

Like Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Testament and Anthrax before them, UNEARTH emerged as part of a burgeoning revolution in heavy music but continued to maintain their relevance and mastery of their craft. They’ve resisted and prevailed against changing trends, subcultural fashions and the way music is obtained and distributed with their credibility, integrity and unique persona intact.


Today, Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark announces the second leg of her 2018 North American headlining tour. Tonight, she wraps up the first leg of the tour in Boston, then heads to SXSW where she will be performing at events including the RCA Showcase and Pandora Showcase on Thursday, March 15th, and The Current Event and Communion Showcase on Friday, March 16th. The second leg, which will be supported by label mate TOMI, will be making stops in a number of major cities across the U.S. including Detroit, Atlanta, and Dallas and will also include festival appearances at Hangout Music Festival and BottleRock Napa Valley. Tickets for the second leg of Amy Shark’s North American headlining tour will go on sale Friday, March 16th at 12pm local time and can be purchased here.


Grammy Nominee, Shy Glizzy Drops ‘Keep It Goin’ Music Video

Fresh off a Grammy nomination, Glizzy Gang’s CEO, Shy Glizzy returns with a new music video, “Keep It Goin” from his critically acclaimed mixtape, Quiet Storm. The DC rapper teamed up with director, Chris Hernandez for the LA visuals. Take a look at the suspenseful “Keep It Goin” music video and be sure to look out for more new music coming from Shy Glizzy this spring!



Victor Krummenacher, Greg Lisher, Chris Pedersen (all from Camper Van Beethoven) and David Immerglück (Counting Crows) collectively known as Monks of Doom, are set to release their first album of all new material since 1993’s Forgery in the Spring of 2018.

Tinariwen Reveal New Animated Video For “Nannuflay”

“Different deserts, same hypnotic groove … They are still the champions of the genre they created,” said The Guardian of renowned Saharan band Tinariwen and their latest Grammy nominated album Elwan. Out today is their new animated video for “Nannuflay”, an Elwan track featuring Kurt Vile and Mark Lanegan. In the clip, an old Tuareg man returns to the camp where he grew up, bringing back memories of both the joys and the torments of the nomadic life he lived there, a story of hearty people living in lands of loneliness.

Denver band, Vermillion Road, is releasing “Gasoline”

“‘Gasoline’ is a four-on-the-floor driving pop song about taking big chances and going the distance, no matter how far, to be with the one you love.” – Hunter Heurich of Vermillion Road

New track from Beligan act Auramancer

Auramancer is a project influenced by the grunge and alternative scene of the early ’90s. Clear references to bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle or Queens Of The Stone Age are blended with a modern sound and production.

On January 18th 2018, Auramancer released a new EP titled “The only way to fail…” featuring some of Blaede’s best work to date. Almost 18 years after taking his first steps in the scene, Blaede has found his sound, and is ready to take the world by storm!