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Young Thug Premieres His New Brand SPIDER In London

During Wireless week in London, Young Thug premiered his new brand, SPIDER. The pop up, which is being held in Shoreditch at the David Adjaye “Dirty House,” marks the first time the clothes are available for purchase. SPIDER is also the first brand to ever hold an event in the space.

SPIDER premiered with 11 pieces to choose from. The styles include embellished denim jackets, denim and mesh shorts, a turtleneck, patent leather accessories, long sleeves, t-shirts, hoodies and sweatpants. Several of these pieces and colorways are exclusive to the pop-up and will not be sold online.

LOCATION: 2 Chance St, Shoreditch, London E1 6JT


“Elizabeth Street” sees the boys deliver an infectious house groover, fit with emotive chords and high-intensity breakdowns. It marks their first release since “Go Slow,” a collaboration with Kaskade that has clocked up over 8 million global streams since it’s May release.


A savagely sardonic swipe at scenester culture, the ‘No Fun’ video delivers visuals as sharp of wit and dry of humour as the expertly acerbic lyrics by Declan Welsh that soundtrack it.

FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY: “The Plan” Premiered Through New Noise Magazine

Nefarious Industries prepares to release Blow Out The Candles And Make A Split next week, the new split EP between China/US-based duo FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY and Chinese act SPACE MONKEY, as FYB begins the East Coast leg of their North American tour. Ahead of the festivities, New Noise Magazine is now streaming the new FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY single “The Plan.”

Track Premiere: Fuck Your Birthday – ‘The Plan’

New Single From Slaughter Beach, Dog | Album Out Aug 2nd

“Believe me when I say his solo material is absolutely incredible. It really bridges the gap between what Modern Baseball were known for and his emotive indie-rock sensibilities. It takes Jake’s signature mouth-full writing style, adds in some new influences from bands like Wilco, The Weakerthans, Jets To Brazil and Pedro The Lion, and comes out with something completely fresh. If you heard his debut this feels much more mature and there’s a clear leap forward in terms of the production and dynamics.”

Rosalía Surprises Fans With “Fucking Money Man” – Two Flamenco Song & Video Bundle

“Milionària” es el primer tema que he compuesto y que publico en catalán, también es la primera canción que hago inspirada en rumba catalana. La empecé en Sevilla mientras esperaba en el aeropuerto y la terminé en Barcelona. Con bien de guasa y alguna lagrimilla también… fuckin money man!” – Rosalía


“So Am I” has already proven a phenomenon for its universal message of acceptance and inclusivity, earning top 5 airplay across Europe along with 31 million streams in the US alone. The official video for the irresistibly catchy empowerment anthem now boasts over 60 million YouTube views HERE. Upon release, MTV News praised the song as a “big, melodic pop anthem that celebrates individuality and embracing one’s unique flaws and quirks.” Exclusive dance remixes of “So Am I” are now available from Deepend, Majestic, Jengi, Toby Green, Steve Void and Martin Jensen. Ava recently lit up the stage playing radio shows and summer concerts across North America and this past weekend, made her much-anticipated World Pride debut, embracing the message of “So Am I” which Billboard called “a defiant fight song for all the ‘misfits’ in the world,” as she celebrated with fans performing at Youth Pride and headlining the PrideFestival Tea Dance in New York City.

Ava Max Unites With K-Pop Supergroup NCT 127 On New Version Of Current Single “So Am I”

TOVARISH: If The War Comes Tomorrow Streaming At Decibel Magazine

TOVARISH delivers their most engrossing, unsettling, and nihilistic work to date on If The War Comes Tomorrow, focusing on their established aesthetic and political themes on urgent, contemporary terrain. The album was recorded and mixed by Ivan at The Great Swamp, mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering, and completed with artwork and layout by Stephen Wilson. Jamie Myers (Sabbath Assembly) supplies guest vocals to the tracks “In The Language Of Firepower ” and “The Year Without Summer.”

Full Album Stream: Tovarish – ‘If The War Comes Tomorrow’

“Madonna – World of Madame X” Documentary Available Now On Amazon Prime Video

Madonna gives an intimate, behind-the-scenes look of how her recent #1 album came together in the documentary short “World of Madame X,” which is available now globally in over 100 counties and territories on Amazon Prime Video. Madonna is joined in the 23-minute documentary, beautifully set in Lisbon, Portugal, by collaborators that were part of, and inspired, Madame X.

Worlds Collide: 03 Greedo & Travis Barker Share ‘Meet The Drummers’ EP

03 Greedo and Travis Barker share Meet The Drummers, their new collaborative EP. Though Meet The Drummers marks the first connection between the two SoCal artists, Greedo and Barker are a compatible pair. Barker’s production, marked by bright keyboards and rattling bass, proves to be the perfect canvas for Greedo’s abstract, melodic warble. The 5-track EP’s title highlights a parallel between Barker and Greedo, playing off Greedo’s frequent shoutouts to his hometown Drummer Gang and Barker’s status as one of music’s most eclectic and productive percussionists. Featuring the recent single “Cellout,” Meet The Drummers is available everywhere via Alamo Records.

Heart Bones (Har Mar Superstar/Sabrina Ellis) Playing The Middle East On 7/15

Heart Bones (Har Mar Superstar + Sabrina Ellis) have announced a run of summer tour dates. They will be touring with Joyful Noise artist Good Fuck. Last year the duo released a few singles including, “Disappearer”, “Little Dancer” and “This Time It’s Different”. These tracks are available on all DSPs.

Tour Dates:
Sat, June 29 – Minneapolis MN @ Rock the Garden
Wed, July 3 – Madison WI @ High Noon Saloon *
Thu, July 4 – Maquoketa IA @ Codfish Hollow Barn *
Fri, July 5 – Omaha NE @ The Sydney *
Sat, July 6 – Denver CO @ Oriental Theater *
Sun, July 7 – Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7 *
Tue, July 9 – Kansas City MO @ Riot Room *
Wed, July 10 – Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall *
Thu, July 11 – Cleveland OH @ Beachland Tavern *
Fri, July 12 – Philadelphia PA @ World Café Live *
Sat, July 13 – Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
Sun, July 14 – New York NY @ Le Poisson Rouge “In the Round” *
Mon, July 15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs) *
Tues, July 16 – Buffalo, NY @ 9th Ward At Babeville
Wed, July 17 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
* w/ Good Fuck


After the announcement of her highly anticipated debut album ‘Love & Compromise’ last month and an incredible set at Glastonbury Festival, breakout star Mahalia has today unveiled her superb new summer single ‘Simmer’ which features Nigerian star, Burna Boy. Produced by Felix Joseph and Jonah Christian, the track also contains portions of “Playground Riddim” performed by Jeffrey Harding which was later sampled in Beanie Man’s iconic 1997 hit, ‘Who Am I (Sim Simma)’.

The Italian darkwave outfit will be US bound in August

Fixtures in the international post-punk circuit, Ash Code will be headed stateside in August for a full North American tour! Major players in the re-popularization of the Post-punk movement, the band has been on a meteoric rise since their 2014 inception. Having played extensively throughout Europe, this will be their first American tour to date! The Italian trio recently premiered their latest music video for “Disease” on Post-Punk.com, from their acclaimed third studio album, Perspektive.

Pink Mexico Unveils New Video For “Dirty & Stupid” On BRGR TV

BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn based band Pink Mexico unveils a new music video for the track “Dirty & Stupid” from the recently released album DUMP. Premiering today on BRGR TV and Burger IGTV, “Dirty & Stupid” was directed by musician Arvelisee Ruby, aka Lola Pistola, with Steven Ungureanu on camera and in the editing seat. About the shoot experience, Robert Collum, Pink Mexico’s founder, vox/multi-instrumentalist, said, “it was a lot of fun! I’m a terrible actor but who gives a shit?”

Bend Zones – ‘Over It’ x Spotify

Bend Zones started in 2017 between producer Patrick Zappia (whose credits include artists like Clans, Lola, Mothica) and songwriter Max Green (of LA Indie Pop band Inspired & the Sleep) . The two met at a local festival shortly after they had both relocated to the city of Los Angeles. A few years past and countless sessions later at Zappia’s studio HQ in Atwater Village, the two came to a conclusion to unveil the new collaborative project. Bringing on the help of numerous friends in the LA music community, the project utilizes a distinct ear in the modern production world conjoined with prolific songwriting. Today, Bend Zones are excited to present their debut single: ‘Over It’, self released June 21st 2019.

Louie Gonz – This Is Life Music Video

This is life!
Everybody wanna live it right?!

Vibrant indie-pop and youthful tones that ring similar to Foster The People’s Torches era

“Zeke kind of sounds like a unicorn, if unicorns made musical sounds… And we know that sounds weird, but once you get a taste of the beat-centric electronics, magical synths, and dreamy melodies, you’ll understand”. –BAEBLE MUSIC

The Wolfhounds’ Andrew Golding underlines dangers of modern society in ‘These Are Dangerous Times

ANDREW GOLDING may be best known as a founding member (and also current member) of C86 pioneers THE WOLFHOUNDS, but his solo creative output under the moniker DRAGON WELDING (an anagram) is mesmerizing and enticing for its original and clever mesh of genres, including post-punk, alternative pop rock and indie-folk. Having recently released his debut album in March 2019, he is already back with the four-track ‘These are Dangerous Times’ EP.

ALBORN Releases Official Music Video for “Let Me Bleed”

Illinois based Alternative Heavy Rock Band ALBORN has released the official music video for their single, “Let Me Bleed.” The single was produced by MORGAN ROSE of SEVENDUST and THE ATTIC in Geneseo, IL, while the video was filmed and edited by Philip Goode Cinema.

KNOE Keeps It Real With His New Hip Hop Single ‘Juice’ Off Upcoming ‘Reasons’ EP

Driven by the liberating realisations of his own artistic journey, Perth rapper KNOE releases ‘Juice’, a hip-hop track enriched with soul vibes and humbling lyrics off his upcoming ‘Reasons’ EP.


“It’s hard not to warm to Big Narstie.” – Brick

VIDEO: Magnetic Skies yearn to find redemption from temptation with dreamy electro-pop breeze ‘Hold On’

Hot on the heels of supporting Heaven 17, synth-rock band Magnetic Skies are set to release their second EP, “Hold On”, in July 2019 via the independent ReprinT Records label. Lead track “Hold On” just came out as a single with a second single “Refugee” to be released on 19 July 2019.