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LA-based singer-songwriter-producer vōx (pronounced “wokes,” the Latin word for “voice”) has just shared her haunting new single “I Am Not A God” in conjunction with the announcement that she has signed to indie tastemaker label Arts & Crafts. “‘I Am Not A God’ is centered around belonging and self worth, unpacking the effects of my religious upbringing and the resulting sexual trauma,” vōx states. “I’m starting to embrace my humanity and imperfection in the hopes that I can create a safe space for others to do the same.”

Ellie Goulding And Juice Wrld Release Video For New Single ‘Hate Me’

Since its release two weeks ago, “Hate Me” has already garnered over 26 million streams. The New York Times included the track in its coveted “Playlist” column, saying “it’s eerie how effective Juice WRLD’s melancholy sing-rapping feels when aligned with the aspirated chill of Ellie Goulding…” Billboard also raved, calling it “delicious,” while Rolling Stone noted it’s “a breezy new song with a sadomasochistic streak.” The infectious single was written by Goulding and Juice WRLD and produced by Jason Evigan (Demi Lovato, Madonna) & The Monsters and Strangerz (Britney Spears, J Lo, Kanye West).


“a self-aware artist with a sensitive, if a bit melodramatic, soul” – W Magazine


This summer, A&M/Virgin/UMe and Janet Jackson will see key entries in the artist’s acclaimed canon reissued on vinyl, including A&M and Virgin albums.

The reissue series commenced in full with the wide release of Janet’s iconic, mega-platinum-selling third album Control on single vinyl in two different color options: black and translucent red. This was the first time Control, which is certified more than 10 million copies sold worldwide, has been reissued on vinyl since the album’s initial release on February 4, 1986. Fans who attended the initial phase of Jackson’s acclaimed Las Vegas Residency, Metamorphosis, which opened at the Park Theater at Park MGM on May 17 — the day immediately following the artist’s birthday on May 16 — were able to purchase the Control LP in the on-site store, along with other incredible items.

DÄLEK: BrooklynVegan Premieres Vincent Cretara-Animated “With These Mics” Video; European Begins This Week

Union City, New Jersey alt hip-hop group DÄLEK presents an animated official video for “With These Mics,” one of the six new tracks on their limited/vinyl-only 12″ EP, Respect To The Authors. The record recently saw release through Germany’s Exile On Mainstream in conjunction with a European tour and performances at the label’s 20th Anniversary festival celebrations.

Ducks Unlimited (Rolling Blackouts, Sacred Paws, Weyes Blood) – Share New Single

Drawing on the sounds of Sarah Records and Flying Nun acts like The Go-Betweens, The Verlaines and Field Mice, Tom Mcgreevy of the band says: “‘Get Bleak’ is a song about this idea that moving somewhere else is going to solve all your problems. It’s something that I’ve heard expressed by a lot of friends in one way or another, especially as more and more people are getting priced out of cities like Toronto, New York and London.”

RottenDawn: Doomed & Stoned debuts “Zero Lives Left”

“The result is essentially death-doom within an epic doom framework – grand in every respect.” — Doomed & Stoned

Formed by the current and the former members of Imapled Nazarene, Abhorrence and Unholy, Helsinki based RottenDawn plays dark, harmonic doom and death metal. The quartet’s debut album, Occult, comes on Saturnal Records this September 06th in CD and digital formats.

Off With Their Heads Share “Be Good”

Off With Their Heads have released “Be Good,” the title track of their forthcoming record set for release on August 16 via Epitaph. Produced by frontman Ryan Young, Be Good is the band’s fifth studio record. Young and the band members—bassist Robbie Swartwood, guitarist John Polydoros, and new drummer Kyle Manning—holed up at The Hideaway in Minneapolis with additional recording at Pachyderm Studios, a mid-century mansion where Nirvana recorded In Utero, to make Be Good.


Singer, songwriter and recording artist kenzie released her highly anticipated new single “HOT” today, which is available now via all digital retailers and streaming services. The single is kenzie’s first release since signing with Arista Records.

“HOT” arrives on the heels of PRETTYMUCH’S summer North American FOMO Tour, where kenzie is opening for the boy band throughout shows across the country.

The High Priestess Hooker Of Rock, Eddy Lee Ryder Enthralls With ‘Small Apartment’

In a respectably seedy corner of New York City resides one of the great characters of music, Eddy Lee Ryder, a singer-songwriter whose true-life stories are infinitely more eye-popping than any number of fabricated nonsense you get from some of the pretenders out there. Channeling not only artists such as Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush and Elvis Costello but also the wild 70’s fug of Times Square and 42nd Street bars, Eddy is the conduit through which the charismatic phantoms of yore travel on the way to the 7-11. Small Apartment is her new single, a glimpse at the harrowing contents of her dwelling in a building that is equal parts Chelsea Hotel and Muppet Show Theatre.

Erasure Remixes Fujiya & Miyagi On PopMatters

“Clarke is quick to open the bonnet and inject the song with a little more oomph. Stripping away the majority of the post-punk meets Italo-disco components of the original, Clarke instead focuses on amplifying the groove and steering the whole thing straight to the heart of the dancefloor.” – PopMatters