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Following the release of “Make It Hot” featuring Brazilian superstar Anitta last week, Diplo’s Major Lazer today reveal the official video for the single, in partnership with Bacardi. The track unites Spanish-language vocals from Anitta with the group’s dancehall-inspired signature sound.

The Dead South preview new album before Glastonbury and Brixton Academy

Following on from their heavily praised 2016 sophomore album ‘Illusion & Doubt’, and their breakthrough hit ‘In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company’, which has so far smashed through the 100million views barrier on Youtube, Canadian bluegrass heroes The Dead South now return to showcase their highly anticipated third album ‘Sugar & Joy’ with their latest single ‘Diamond Ring’.


Nashville-based group, The Band CAMINO, have shared an official music video for their breakout single “Daphne Blue.” Directed by Patrick Tracy, the video is streaming now on The Band CAMINO’s official YouTube Channel.


Fresh off H.E.R.’s BET Her Award win and riveting BET Awards 2019 performance of “Lord Is Coming” with special guest YBN Cordae, the pair releases a new song today entitled “Racks.” Click here to listen.

Oh Sees Announce New Double LP, Share “Henchlock” Track

Oh Sees have announced a new double LP titled Face Stabber. Along with the LP announcement, the band has shared the new 20+ minute track “Henchlock”. Face Stabber is out 8/16 via Castle Face Records. The band will also go on a lengthy North American tour this fall. Dates are below.

Experimental indie-pop artist KYOSi Releases Socio-Political EP with Premiere on Run The Trap

The three-track release is a blend of ethereal pop, folk, and nods to jazz. Negative Space takes listeners on a journey through grief and anger by exploring themes ranging from class politics, race and gender issues, to the coercion of capitalism. The EP serves as a political commentary on the current administration and the injustices being faced nationwide.

PREMIERE: KYOSi Releases Haunting Negative Space EP

Slothrust + Sons of an Illustrious Father cover each other’s songs for double A-side

Today, Slothrust have released a double A-side with their dear friends and former tour-mates, Sons Of An Illustrious Father — comprised of Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and Ezra Miller. The bands covered each others’ songs for a split 7” whose proceeds will benefit The Trevor Project, who focus on suicide prevention within the LGBTQIA+ community.

AstroLogical unveils “Symbiosis” via The Vinyl District | New EP out now

In the premiere piece, AstroLogical detailed; “The title ‘Symbiosis’ refers to the spiritual interweaving of two beings and their mutual after-life that follows; this is pictured in the cover artwork drawn by Eva Liana from Cortes Island, B.C.. The creation of this track helped the rest of the EP come together, as I used the template of acoustic guitar, voice, and electric piano to inspire a few of the other songs.”

TVD Premiere: AstroLogical, “Symbiosis”


“19-year-old alt-R&B singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is quickly turning heads…” – HYPEBEAST

Skating Polly Releases “Play House” Vid ft. David Yow + Announces Headline Tour

The vibrant and chaotic cut premiered yesterday via CLASH, and was directed by Pancake Mountain’s Scott Stuckey who previously collaborated with the band on videos for “Hollywood Factory” and “They’re Cheap (I’m Free)” from their critically acclaimed 2018 LP The Make It All Show. David Yow of seminal noise-rock bands The Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid, and most recently Flipper makes a special appearance as the butler.

“Forever” by Brianna Musco

“Forever” was an absolute blast writing and recording. The boys and I wanted to create a video that conveyed both our personalities and stage presence as an introduction to our band. This song is about a relationship that has the opportunity to resonate with every person and their backgrounds. It depicts the idea of a stable love story where each one supports one another and has that pure bliss honeymoon phase” – Brianna Musco

Noah Gundersen shares new song “Robin Williams,”

Noah Gundersen shares new song “Robin Williams,” and announces the release of his extraordinary and highly personal new album, ‘LOVER’


After racking up over 30 million global streams, Atlantic Records recording artist Sueco The Child has dropped a new remix of his viral hit single, “Fast.” Joined by hip-hop heavyweights Offset and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, the star-powered remix premiered today as Zane Lowe’s World First on Beats 1. “Fast (Remix)” feat. Offset & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is available at all DSPs and streaming services HERE.


A rock band without a drummer, a bluegrass band without a fiddler. To the gentlemen of The Dead South, a self-styled 4-piece string band from Regina, Saskatchewan, it’s about how, not what, you play. The Dead South’s combination of cello, mandolin, guitar and banjo has all the hallmarks of a group tuned to bygone times, but with their signature sleight of hand, The Dead South find distinctly ­modern bathos in this old time rigging.

Charlotte – My Body’s On Fire – (new single)

Perry Farrell Joins LiveXLive As A Global Brand Ambassador

LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (“LiveXLive”), a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, today announced that Perry Farrell will join the company as a global brand ambassador. In addition to evangelizing the LiveXLive platform and service, Farrell will expand upon his pop-up “I am the DJ” audio channel to curate a 24/7 “always on” experience and co-create original episodic content in partnership with LiveXLive. He will become the company’s second brand ambassador, joining hip-hop legend Nas.


Fast-rising alternative singer/songwriter Matt Maeson (Neon Gold/Atlantic) made his TV debut last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing “Cringe”, his Top 10 Alternative radio single with more than 74 MILLION streams to date. Today he celebrates the breakthrough performance with the release of a grandson remix to “I Just Don’t Care That Much”, taken from his debut album Bank On The Funeral.

New Music Today: Chris LaRocca – “Salt”

Chris just announced his sophomore EP Saudade, out July 17 on Little Italy / Believe, including previous singles “Heated Up”, “Yard Sale” and “Dice Out.” A self-taught musician with soaring natural falsetto and punk rock past, Chris previously put out an EP and singles including “Closer,” championed by Zane Lowe, etc all the while working 12-hour days at three jobs – tutoring, serving at an old age home and as in-home support for an elderly woman – to fund the project. His new EP Saudade is an untranslatable word that exists only in the Portuguese language, describing a melancholic nostalgia/longing for a moment that never actually occurred.

Atlanta’s NECHIE Releases Video for “Triple Beam Lights” — New EP Out This Friday!

Upon its release, “Triple Beam Lights” received rave support from Nechie’s inner circle which includes a legion of rap’s finest talents including Lil Baby, Metro Boomin, Moneybagg Yo, Nav, London on Da Track and more. The single comes off Nechie’s forthcoming EP, SSN: Southside Nechi (The Introduction) which is the artist’s debut project. The seven-track effort features a litany of Nechie’s natural talent years in the making, including a feature with long time friend, Gunna on “Pray To The Lord”. For a full track listing, see below.

CØDE Serves Up An Energetic New Noise Single: “Ghita”

CØDE is the solo project of Gonçalo Julião, one half of prolific EDM duo Club Banditz. Through CØDE, Gonçalo is exploring deeper, alternative sounds and gaining worldwide fans in the process. Over the last few years, the Portuguese artist has amassed over 10 million streams, via a series of releases on NCS (No Copyright Sounds), Aftercluv, and Lithuania HQ. He’s gained substantial buzz for his stunning take on the Swedish House Mafia classic “Leave The World Behind” and recent single “Ride.” CØDE’s New Noise debut “Ghita” takes a daring approach to dance music, further showcasing why the rising producer is one to watch.

Mark Loughman Releases Chilling New Single “MK Ultra”

Los Angeles rocker and Mancunian transplant Mark Loughman, known for his work with his group Emerson Loughman Palmer as well as his own solo releases Bleeding Aura and My Zanzibar is So Fudo, has just released his first entirely self-recorded solo single, “MK Ultra”.


Breakout star Mahalia has unveiled the ‘Love & Compromise’ tour, which accompanies the announcement of her highly anticipated debut album ‘Love and Compromise’ due September 6th. The tour will see the songstress perform across Europe and North America. It begins in Detroit, MI on September 22nd, followed by a string of dates across America and Canada before heading back to the UK for some of her biggest shows to date, including a date at London’s prestigious Roundhouse on November 25th. The songstress will then head out to Europe for several dates, which include stops in Norway, France, Germany with more to be announced.

Mahalia Announces ‘Love and Compromise Tour’

WORMED Release Second New Single, “Cryptoubiquity”

Spanish technical death metal masters WORMED have just shared “Cryptoubiquity,” the second new track from their upcoming EP, ‘Metaportal.’ You can listen to “Cryptoubiquity” HERE.

KALEN unveils new dark-pop single “Weak” via Impose Magazine

The song premiered via Impose Magazine who said called it, “elegant dark-pop cloaked in mystery and deep pools of sound. ”

Sarah Jaffe Announces “This Is Better” P1 & P2 EPs w/ “Dark Energy” Video

Texas singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe has announced the release of her new companion EPs – This Is Better Part 1 & This Is Better Part 2 – due out July 19th via Kirtland Records. The songs across the two EPs came out of some intense writing sessions with producer and collaborator Aaron Kelley, who Jaffe first connected with to write music for films. The two clicked and started working on songs together. Over the weeks that followed Jaffe dug deep, writing songs that helped her deal with the emotions she was processing as a result of a recent heartbreak she was going through. Originally planning to shop these songs around, Jaffe decided she couldn’t part ways and wanted to record them for herself.