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Oakland’s DAXMA Offer Bleak, Melodic Doom EP “Ruins Upon Ruins”

“Find a quiet space in your mind and hear the lovely darkness that is Ruins Upon Ruins.” – CVLT Nation

Hear the Devastating Beauty of DAXMA Ruins Upon Ruins EP

Pop-rock band SHAYLEE release their new single

Transfemme guitar-singer and multi-instrumentalist Elle Archer and her band release the first single off of their upcoming album and get ready to conquer your hearts with their deep lovely soul and their powerful sound.


Award-winning singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal has unveiled a brand new visual for her current single “Ur So Beautiful” today – watch and stream HERE. The visual premiered on Refinery29 and features personal behind-the-scenes and live performance footage from her recent run as the supporting act on Florence and the Machine’s High as Hope Tour. Grace shares that the track is about both romance and self-confidence, saying “This song is romantic but it’s also empowering — it can be directed at anything or anyone. It’s a note to self.” Grace also announced additional dates to her Ur So Beautiful Tour. The headline tour kicks off on August 10th in Lexington, KY making stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York City, Toronto, and more before wrapping November 24th in San Diego.

LAVINIA: Sallowed Full-Length By Post-Rock Outfit Streaming At PureGrainAudio

Sallowed, the new album from post-rock outfitLAVINIA – featuring members of Everdown, Eksi Ekso, The Burning Paris, On Fire, Caspian, Seneca, and more – will see release this Friday through Dark Operative Records’ digital imprint, Pax Aeternum.

Synth-Pop’s Paul Jacks Shares New Single, “Too Emotional”

“‘Too Emotional’ is one of those multi-layered songs that causes you to pause and analyse it; to decipher the distinct layers, and to think about where you’ve heard it before. It’s at once new and familiar at the same time: it’s retro and modern; upbeat and yet covering deep subject matter. ‘Too Emotional’ is just that – it brings out the emotions of the listener and entices, confuses, and pleases us at the same time.” – Essentially Pop

FOSCOR Premiere Official Music Video for New Song, “Malson,” via New Noise Magazine!

Catalan atmospheric metal band FOSCOR have have partnered with New Noise Magazine to premiere “Malson,” the brand new song from their upcoming release, ‘Els Sepulcres Blancs.’ The song and its accompanying music video are available now at THIS LOCATION.

Video Premiere: Foscor – ‘Malson’

Nick Valensi and CRX Premiere Official Video For “Falling.”

Los Angeles based five-piece, CRX debuted the official music video for their latest single “Falling” today. Directed by Kansas Bowling, the Huraki Murakami-inspired video premiered today on Billboard who described it as “mystifying” and praised the director for “perfectly encapsulating the song’s hazy atmosphere.”


Columbia artist Chase B and official Travis Scott DJ has stepped into producer mode and releases his highly anticipated debut video for “MAYDAY” featuring Sheck Wes & Young Thug today:

Fruit Bats shares “Ocean” music video ahead of summer tour dates

Just ahead of full-band performances in NYC and DC, as well as appearances at MRG30 and Pickathon, Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats is sharing a music video for “Ocean” from his much-loved Merge debut, Gold Past Life.

CEREBRAL ROT: New Track By Seattle Death Metal Crew Streaming As Odious Descent Into Decay

“Putrefaction (Eternal Decay)” is the latest gory decimation from Seattle death metal outfit, CEREBRAL ROT, and their impending debut LP, Odious Descent Into Decay. The LP is oozing towards its worldwide release through the deathmongers at 20 Buck Spin in mid-August, after which the band will trek across the US with labelmates Fetid on the Odious Mess Of Seeping Decay tour.

Chris Child (Kodomo) + Micah Frank announce four-track centric ‘Tape Loops Vol. 1’

Tape Pieces Vol. 1 represents the first in its series — a collaboration between composer Chris Child (Kodomo) and sound artist Micah Frank. It’s set for an August 23rd release date on Child’s Foil Imprints label, with the opening track “Peering At Dawn” streaming now at Soundcloud.

OUT NOW The New Division’s “Fascination” video; a very relevant social commentary

“Fascination” is the first single from The New Division’s forthcoming album, Hidden Memories. John Kunkel explains the song is about his experiences of being on tour both stateside and internationally, and how sleep deprivation alters the mind. “I’ve always wanted to write a song that touched on the mental health aspects of being on tour, sleep deprived, and how that starts to mess with your thoughts. The words are a series of lyrics that jotted down on a notepad, which at the time made no sense, but I jotted them down regardless. To me the song is a dream sequence where half of the time I’m enjoying being on the road while the other half I’m kind of hating life, wishing I was home. Touring never feels completely right and never feels completely wrong, and that’s where the fascination aspect of it all comes together. You’re in a constant zombie state where normal life ceases to exist, and your mind begins to adapt to being on the road.”

New Tummyache single!

Tummyache, the new project from Soren Bryce. She has been getting compared to artists like Sharon Van Etten and Julien Baker. She recently dropped her new single “Median” which is out July 26th:


Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning artist EVERLAST has announced another round of headlining tour dates in support of his recently released new album WHITEY FORD’S HOUSE OF PAIN. The rapper and singer-songwriter is set to bring his trademark raspy flow and razor-sharp lyrical prowess to cities on the West Coast and throughout Texas.

Tour Dates:
7/31 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
8/01 – Denver, CO – The Oriental
8/03 – Sturgis, SD – Iron Horse Saloon
8/23 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
8/24 – Austin, TX – Austin Bat Fest
8/25 – Houston, TX – Wildcatter
9/06 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

Spirit Animal Releases New Track “Arm Candy”

The band is also happy to announce the release of REBORN YESTERDAY, out on September 20th via RED MUSIC. REBORN YESTERDAY is the deluxe version of the band’s debut full-length album Born Yesterday and features three new tracks, including their newest track, “Arm Candy”.

NPR Here & Now features ‘The Farewell’ composer Alex Weston

In the couple weeks it’s been in limited release, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell has had the best opening per screen average of the year, besting The Avengers: Endgame! The film has also enjoyed the best regional expansion of the year, with additional markets opening this weekend before it goes nationwide on August 2nd. New York-composer Alex Weston’s stellar score has been turning heads too, with Weston being featured on a recent edition of NPR’s Here & Now to discuss his work on the film. See below for the full list of new markets the film will be opening in this weekend below, and stream the soundtrack in full via Spotify.

Boston’s The Pull of Autumn presents ‘Afterglow’ LP

Introduce you to the full ‘Afterglow’ album from Boston-based collective THE PULL OF AUTUMN. Their sophomore release, this album involves members of 4AD legends Throwing Muses, IRS artist Fashion, Boyracer, Seasurfer, Orange Cake Mix, Hood, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The band has also just revealed the new video for ‘Not Coming Down’ feat. Luke Skyscraper James of Fashion fame.

Thy Veils – ‘Secrets’ – new video – Romanian electronic

“Three days ago we released a new (futuristic) video entitled “Secrets”.”

Var – ‘Jah Love’

Singer and songwriter Var shares debut single and music video “Jah Love” on Hillsman Records in collaboration with Supow Music. The song features Var singing a beautiful psalm of praise about the infinite love of the Almighty. “Your love is perpetual, your love is so special, your love is forever, Jah”. The song is inspired from Psalms 23, which he paraphrases quite appropriately. Var says he is happy “Jah Love” is finally being released. “People know me from my work with the band Pentateuch Movement or Inna De Yard, but this is my first release as a solo artiste with my own production and label involved,” says Var.