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B Boys share video for “I Want”

“I Want” is the first cut from their upcoming sophomore album Dudu, which arrives July 26 on Captured Tracks. Read on below for upcoming US tour dates July through October with Bodega and more.

Ian Noe’s “Between The Country” music video premieres at Rolling Stone Country

Of the album, NPR Music praises, “…stark, beautiful collection of short story songs…Like John Prine, one of his musical heroes, Noe’s Between the Country is full of stunning imagery…it’s as if the listener is standing right there with Noe, watching the scene play out.” Additionally, Noe is currently the cover image of Spotify’s Fresh Folk playlist and has recently been featured on several other Spotify playlists including New Music Friday, Chill as Folk, Roots Rising, Stay Wild and Back Porch.

Americana Artist You Need to Know: Ian Noe

VILDE expands his horizons on art-pop of ‘Oh, What A Mess You’ve Got Yourselves Into’

Falling somewhere between Thom Yorke, Tim Hecker and TV on the Radio it’s another great addition to his steadily growing stylish and sophisticated cannon.


“We harvest styles. Wave, Post-Punk, Rockabilly, Industrial, EBM and many more. In short we like to call it Dark Wave,” says Doruk Ozturkcan of SHE PAST AWAY. With their U.S. debut DISKO ANKSIYETE out this Friday, May 31, 2019 via Metropolis Records, the Turkey-based band are coming to the U.S. on a mountain of buzz. With three of their six Stateside shows sold out far in advance (tour dates below), it seems like She Past Away is riding the next Post-Punk wave.

Vintage Culture and Fancy Inc team up on anthemic single ‘My Girl’

Vintage Culture explains: “It has energy, a nice vocal, and the lyrics reflects those things. I’m really happy to share this song with my audience and I hope they truly enjoy the music and make some new memories.”

My Girl


PINKISH BLACK: Revolver Premieres Concept Unification Title Track

Revolver is currently streaming “Concept Unification,” the title track from PINKISH BLACK’s impending new full-length. Set for release on June 14th via Relapse Records, Concept Unification is PINKISH BLACK’s most adventurous record to date. Each of its six tracks explore the innermost depths of forward-thinking doom rock, as psychedelic undertones collide with dark, crushing heaviness.

LiKWUiD (Jazmine Sullivan, Talib Kweli, HBO) new band – EllaMaeFlossie ‘EMF’ LP & music video “Ebony Stoned”

For their debut release EMF, the band explores these themes across an extensive nine-song album beginning with stunning jazz number “Prayer” and finishing with the quizzical spoken word poetry of LiKWUiD on “Tea Time.” To give a full window into the world of EMF, EllaMaeFlossie have created a jarring visual component for album cut “Ebony Stoned.” The aesthetically rich video hones in to examine the current state of the nation, giving its criticism of America’s mistreatment of marginalized groups, while showcasing the poignant rhymes of LiKWUiD with intimate detail.

PINKISH BLACK: Revolver Premieres Concept Unification Title Track

Revolver is currently streaming “Concept Unification,” the title track from PINKISH BLACK’s impending new full-length. Set for release on June 14th via Relapse Records, Concept Unification is PINKISH BLACK’s most adventurous record to date. Each of its six tracks explore the innermost depths of forward-thinking doom rock, as psychedelic undertones collide with dark, crushing heaviness.

ROMY releases ‘Abduct Me’ video alongside new album ‘Celluloid Self’

She’s an Australian songwriter and producer who toured the world with her pop-punk band when she was 15. She’s released albums on Kill Rock Stars and 100% Silk, as well as records with her all-girl synth-punk band ‘agender.’


Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB returns with a music video for new single “Mercedes,”directed by AWGE visual artist, Hidji and premiered exclusively via The FADER. Released via Bloc Nation Records, the song was originally teased earlier this year via a Triller clip, reaching near a million views and popular demand in the comments.

Andy Shauf’s Foxwarren Reveals New Video For “Lost On You”

Subtle and thoughtful, Foxwarren – the four person band comprised of Toronto solo artist Andy Shauf and his hometown friends, who released their self-titled debut album last year – draws parallels to Shauf’s solo work while leaning on collaboration and looseness rather than Shauf’s meticulous arrangements. The new music video for Foxwarren’s “Lost on You” also makes a strong case for following your gut instincts. Canadian filmmakers Mark Klassen and Hope Little were about to depart on a road trip across Nevada’s Death Valley to the Pacific Coast of California and at the last minute decided to bring their lighting design equipment with them, to experiment with along the trip’s route. Along the way they stopped when the conditions were just right to film and from this footage the “Lost on You” video was born; watch it HERE.

Crag Mask premieres new single “Secret Plane” via FLOOD MAGAZINE

Today post-grunge band Crag Mask share their second single “Secret Plane” off their forthcoming LP Bend due out July 12th, 2019. Of the track, Zack Abramo shares, “Being in a band in a c-class market state is extremely tough to break out of no matter where you exist in the United States, but Connecticut is it’s own sort of special place. Existing right in between two cities that have been the birthplace of many successful and beloved indie bands of the past few years, it’s hard enough to get good touring acts through Connecticut, let alone get locals into the scene that already exists. Despite how insular the scene here is, it’s extremely fertile with amazing bands. It’s just hard for it to not feel like a drive through state at times. Secret Plane was written in response to this. It also deals with a challenge we and many other bands face where we get written off as just a “heavy” band. a lot of the time we are too heavy to play with indie bands, and too soft to play with heavy bands. The song is about navigating all of this and trying to carve out a space where we fit in. And is it all really worth it?”

Plague Vendor share new single ‘Prism’

Plague Vendor will be playing across Europe and UK this Summer. Next month, they will be joining Starcrawler on their UK tour, and in August, the band will be back to play some of the biggest European festivals, including Reading and Leeds in UK and Pukkelpop in Belgium, as well as handful of headlining shows. Please see below for the current list of dates, with more to be announced:

Asheville synth-pop duo Posh Hammer share new single/video, “Everywhere Tonight” (out today!)


BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B and NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced actress and comedian Regina Hall as the 2019 “BET Awards” host. Nominated in this year’s “Best Actress” category, Regina takes the stage to host for the first time, joining the ranks of A-list entertainers who’ve hosted in years past, including Jamie Foxx, Leslie Jones, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, Chris Rock and Mo’Nique. This year’s broadcast celebrates 19 years of creating unforgettable moments, showcasing the present and future of black entertainment while honoring the unsung heroes and icons of the past. The “BET Awards” continues to reign as the ultimate platform showcasing the best and most beautiful aspects of the black experience, highlighting culture and serving as a driving force for social change. The 2019 “BET Awards” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 23 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET.


Trippie Redd’s November 8, 2018, album A Love Letter To You 3 entered the Billboard Top 200 at, fittingly, number 3, and that week he held the title of the most streamed album in America. That marked Trippie’s second Top 5 in 3 months on Billboards Mainstream Top 200 Charts (In August, 2018, Redd’s Life’s A Trip LP entered #4 on the Billboard 200). He is currently at 3.5 BILLION streams.

SUPERSTITION: “Torn In The Outer Lands” Now Streaming

“Torn In The Outer Lands” is the tormented new single from New Mexico-based death metal entity SUPERSTITION, as their impending The Anatomy Of Unholy Transformation LP nears worldwide release via 20 Buck Spin in June. The track is now streaming on all digital platforms as preorders for all formats of the album are unveiled.

The Hershey Company partners with Singer-Songwriter, Lauren Jauregui to Inspire Teens to Increase Connection and Overcome Social Isolation

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced, singer-songwriter Lauren Jauregui will headline the “Makers of Good Teen Summit,” a one-day event in New York City for teens from across the country to collaborate and develop strategies for overcoming social isolation in their communities. Lauren will draw on her experience of becoming famous at a young age with pop group Fifth Harmony to share tips for overcoming cyberbullying, creating connections and using your voice for good.

Fall in Love with Miranda’s Mutts as Lambert’s MuttNation Marches to the Beat of CMA Fest

MuttNation Foundation, founded by Miranda Lambert and her mother, Bev Lambert, will have a paw-stomping, tail-wagging presence at next week’s CMA Fest. After leading the Mutt March, featuring over 1,000 dog-loving participants and their pets, parading from Nissan Stadium to Walk of Fame Park, Miranda’s MuttNation will bring some of the most adorable, adoptable pups on the planet to the floor of Xfinity Fan Fair X at Music City Center.

“Our goal is to raise awareness for shelter pets across the country while we find as many loving homes as possible for the incredible pups from Nashville Humane. So, if you’ve got a heartbeat, be prepared to fall in love the minute you see them,” said Miranda, the proud owner of eight rescue dogs.

Tech N9ne Drops New Music Video: “I Caught Crazy! (4Ever)”

Today, Tech N9ne concludes his Kathartic visual series with a new music video for “I Caught Crazy! (4Ever).” The track has emerged as a fan favorite from Tech N9ne’s April 2019 album, N9NA–in it, Tech N9ne details how channeling negative emotions into his music helped him process traumatic events and how embracing a little craziness is what makes him unique. The music video follows a masked Tech N9ne as he leads his fellow inmates to overthrow a prison psych ward.