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OUT FRIDAY: Where We Sleep ‘Experiments in the Dark’ ft. members of The Fall, Echobelly, Curve, Blindness

London alt-pop project Where We Sleep presents the debut five-track EP ‘Experiments In The Dark’. The solo project of Beth Rettig, perhaps best known as vocalist of Blindness, this has been her main focal point since their dissolution.

“When Blindness ended – solely down to a change in my personal life – I didn’t know if I was going to write again. Where We Sleep is the result of discovering that you don’t know how not to make music,” says Beth Rettig.

First Look: Where We Sleep – The Desert

Jai Waetford Releases Figure It Out EP

The Figure It Out EP was announced exclusively by Jai during an interview on the Beats 1’s Travis Mills show in Los Angeles this April. Commenting on the EP, Jai shared, “This EP is a body of work that came together through a bunch of sessions with my producer James, it’s the first solid work we’ve done together and it was really just a lot of experimenting and getting to know each other. It’s a step into this new direction and has a couple more urban tracks on there, and a couple of straighter pop vibes.”


Courvoisier®, the most awarded cognac house* and producer of the finest cognac for nearly 200 years, is proud to announce a first-ever partnership with Def Jam Recordings, the iconic music label known for producing some of the best talent in Hip Hop throughout the last 35 years. As part of the collaboration, Courvoisier will become Def Jam’s exclusive spirits partner to establish a music platform, Amplified: Icons on the Rise, that includes high-profile activations designed to highlight key cultural moments and an event series featuring performances intended to celebrate a new generation of emerging artists.


Atlantic Records has announced the self-titled debut album from Wilder Woods – also known to many as Bear Rinehart, frontman and co-founder of GRAMMY® Award-nominated NEEDTOBREATHE. WILDER WOODS arrives everywhere on August 9th.

8KIDS Release New Single & Video For “Kraft”

The much-anticipated second album from the German post-hardcore trio 8KIDS will be released on August 23rd! It is entitled “Bluten” (German for bleeding – watch the album cover and you will discover the hint to the similar word “Blüten”, German for blooms), listen to the second single “Kraft” (German for power) right HERE!

Jim Lauderdale releases new song; new album out June 21

Jim Lauderdale has released a new song from his forthcoming album, FROM ANOTHER WORLD. The song, “Some Horses Run Free,” is the latest from the 2x GRAMMY® Award-winning Americana legend’s 32nd studio album that arrives everywhere on Friday, June 21.

ROTTING CHRIST Kick Off Latin American Tour Tomorrow, May 30!

The Greek metal veterans of ROTTING CHRIST will kick off their Latin American run tomorrow, May 30, in Rio de Janeiro, BR and will conclude the tour on June 15 in Guadalajara, MX.

The band will then be appearing in the states at Psycho Las Vegas on August 18 and will then make their way to California for headlining shows in San Diego and Los Angeles.

ROTTING CHRIST Latin America Dates:
05/30: Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Teatro Odisseia
05/31: Sao Paolo, BR @ The House
06/01: Joinville, BR @ Armageddon Fest
06/02: Asuncion, PY @ Absdoluto Rock
06/05: Santiago, CL @ Blondie
06/07: Quito, EC @ La Ideal
06/08: Manizales, CO @ Hateworks Festival
06/09: Bogota, CO @ Ace of Spades
06/13: Mexico City, MX @ Sala
06/14: Leon, MX @ Maybach Concert Hall
06/15: Guadalajara, MX @ Cafe Iguana

WHY? New Video

Yoni Wolf has spent the last two decades traveling the remote sonic terrain where underground hip hop, avant-pop, and psych-rock meet. In that time, he’s cultivated a unique sound, and a unique position as one of contemporary music’s most distinctive voices.

Maggie Lindemann is done being the third wheel in cinematic video for “Friends Go”    

Maggie Lindemann has consistently challenged her self-identity and evolved as an artist throughout a career that’s already seen her pass the billion streams landmark. Her breakthrough smash ‘Pretty Girl’ established her as a breaking pop icon before she took a reflective, goth-tinged approach with ‘Would I’ and ‘Human’.

Lil Keed shares “Pull Up” feat. Lil Uzi Vert & YNW Melly

Lil Keed has shared his new song “Pull Up” featuring Lil Uzi Vert and YNW Melly, out today via Young Stoner Life Records / 300 Entertainment. The track is from his upcoming album Long Live Mexico coming June 14th and named after Keed’s late friend “Mexico” who passed away earlier this year. “Pull Up” is the 3rd single from the album following recent tracks “Oh My God” and “Proud Of Me” feat. Young Thug. Listen below and watch for more coming from Keed soon.

Adrift: New LP, ‘Pure’, Streaming in Full

Madrid metal band Adrift is one of the most respected bands in the Spanish underground scene. Doomed in mood, the sound of Adrift is at once shaded, triumphant, apocalyptic, atmospheric and progressive; “majestic gloom”, if you will. Adrift will release its new LP, ‘Pure’, on May 31 via Temple of Torturous Records (Valborg, Ultar, Imperial Triumphant). The album is the long-awaited follow up to Adrift’s 2012 release, ‘Black Heart Bleeds Black’, a record described as “if Baroness, Neurosis or Mastodon went into the darker side of metal”.

The Color Study // new single

After the dissolution of a 16-year relationship, Scott Oliphant of The Color Study moved out of his house, and bought an old veterinarian office, which he turned into a studio. At the time, he was a mess, and didn’t know what to do with himself. Today, Scott emerges with a panoramic self-titled indie-rock album, to be preceded by the single, Without.

King Calaway To Make Television Performance Debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

As one of country’s hottest new acts, King Calaway are adding another milestone to their rapidly rising journey, as they are set to make their national television performance debut June 10 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band will perform their hit single, “World For Two”, off their self-titled debut EP released in January. “World For Two” was the most added song at country radio in its first week at US radio, has been in the Top 5 for consumption per spin and streams per spin for the past six weeks and continues to grow rapidly across streaming platforms.

Swedish Post-Rockers OH HIROSHIMA Reveal Album Details

Post- rockers Oh Hiroshima have been working four long years on their third studio album – four intense years that have been worth the wait as it blossomed into the band’s most epic record to date, “Oscillation”. In 2019 the Swedes still impress with an abstract guitar work, dreamlike vocals as well as a hint of Electronica, and this time around none other than Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna) delivered the final layer in shape of mastering duties. The seven new soundscapes receive their dynamics from soaring guitars and rather dense song structures: The result is an album like a beautiful fever dream that holds the listener enthralled for a long, long time.

[photo by Gustaf Elfstrand]