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Jadu Heart share “Whitefang” via Adult Swim Singles

Adult Swim Singles have teamed with masked UK alternative-pop duo Jadu Heart for the 50th installment of the current program. “Whitefang” sets airy synth lines and arpeggiated guitars amid a pulsing syncopated beat, as a yearning for emotional requital unfolds atop it all. The song exists as part of the narrative world that Alex and Diva have crafted as the backdrop of Jadu Heart- the two perform in hand-made masks as their semi-fictional counterparts Dina and Faro, utilizing the lens of storytelling and disguise uncover deeper truths about themselves. “This song wasn’t really going to be on the record but then we started playing it live and it became almost everyone’s favourite live track,” the duo state of the new single. “We use it to finish sets as there’s a serious emotion to it when it builds up and the real only time we shout on stage.” The song offers an exhilarating preview of the young duo’s debut album Melt Away, set for release on August 16.

Flume unveils Quits EP with Reo Cragun

Acclaimed Australian producer Flume debuts a collaborative EP, Quits, with rapper Reo Cragun today featuring previously released single “Friends” and new tracks “Quits” and “Levitate,” premiered today as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1.

“Reo’s got a great ability to adapt to whatever’s going on musically,” says Flume. “Whether it’s something on the slower side or something high energy he’s able to complement and engage with it in a way that’s quite unique. From the first session we were having fun and the music was good so we kept going. It’s a friendship as well. We’re friends outside of the studio so it’s just natural and fun to work together.”


Rynx’s latest single “All For You” featuring Kiesza is out TODAY. Hear more about the poppy dance track below:

“I’ve been working on the instrumental portion of all “All for You” for quite some time, it’s actually been over a year now. It was one of those ongoing projects that evolved from many different versions. I wanted to create an electronic dance track that featured samples of my own guitar riffs and leads. It kinda has an 80s vibe because of the synth arp and guitar, however, the track also has a modern feel because of the drums and vocal chops in the drop. For a while, the song didn’t have any vocals. Having Kiesza sing on the track was really unexpected. We met through mutual friends. One night we were all hanging out at the studio and Kiesza just casually laid down some fire melodies for “All For You”. She came back the next week to write and record the rest of the vocals, and then I spent the next few months tightening up the production. The “you-ooo-ooo-ooo” part that she does right before the drop was one of those magic first takes which was sampled to make the drop vocal chop lead that you hear in the song now. Big thanks to my production partner Dan Braunstein for helping me come up with that catchy melody.” – Rynx

Elvis Depressedly announces new album “Depressedelica”

Elvis Depressedly, the enigmatic project of prolific songwriter, Mathew Lee Cothran, has announced Depressedelica, a brand new full-length due out October 4th from Run For Cover Records. Depressedelica marks the North Carolina based musician’s first new album as Elvis Depressedly in four years, following 2015’s critically acclaimed New Alhambra. Today The FADER is premiering the album’s first single “Jane, Don’t You Know Me?” an adventurous cut of infectiously off-kilter pop that captures Cothran’s unique ability to combine hazy experimental elements with undeniable hooks.

Out Today: Brooklyn Grunge favorites Pom Pom Squad – “Honeysuckle”

“‘Quiet grrrl punk’…a cute descriptor that doesn’t reveal nearly enough about the multitudes contained within…” – FADER
“[‘Heavy Heavy’ is] one of the best songs of the week…a mess of tangled guitars and a snarling outlook” – Stereogum

Hermitude Collab With BJ The Chicago Kid & Buddy On “OneFourThree”; Listen Here       

Partnering with Hypebeast, Australia’s Hermitude drop their brand new track “OneFourThree,” featuring vocals from superstars Buddy and BJ The Chicago Kid. The hip-hop influenced electronic innovators have worked tirelessly to carve out a special nook in the music scene. “OneFourThree” is the epitome of a summer groove, bending genres and bridging the gap between electronic music and hip-hop.


The up-tempo track was released earlier this month and is about facing and embracing your fears and difficult times. Au/Ra says, ‘Dance in the Dark’ is about the acceptance of the dark times that will inevitably be part of our lives – life will never be perfect and without the bad, there would be no good.”

Marco Benevento Releases New Single & Video “Say It’s All The Same”

Today, Marco Benevento releases “Say It’s All The Same,” the second single and self-made music video off forthcoming album Let It Slide. The LP is out September 20th on Royal Potato Family, and “Say It’s All The Same” is another polychromatic display of the way Benevento dissolves unidentifiable sounds into undeniable grooves, Benevento comparing the summertime dance track to a “bouquet of fresh cut flowers.”

Baby Keem shares new video for “HONEST” | DIE FOR MY B*TCH out now

“I’ll just say this: Baby Keem got the album of the summer. Fuck a song of the summer, the summer belongs to Baby Keem.” – JPEGMAFIA via FADER


Soulful pop singer-songwriter, Spencer Sutherland, has unveiled the official music video for his song, “It May Sound Strange,” today. The visual is complete with scenic views of Southern California and pays tribute to his girlfriend, actress Madison Iseman. “ ‘It May Sound Strange’ is a love letter. It’s basically an intimate and truthful statement that I hope people can connect with and relate to,” Spencer explains. The track is also the closing song on his debut EP, NONE of this has been about you (March 2019 via BMG), which has racked up over five million total global streams.

E-40 Teams with Tee Grizzley & Rod Wave for “Made This Way” Video

“Whoever you are, and whatever your low-grade malaise, E-40 is here to banish it. The Bay Area rap forefather is a human exclamation point, a superhero whose power is remaining helplessly in love with his work. E-40 works harder and more joyfully at making great rap music than you or I have ever worked on anything” – Pitchfork

TAWNY K Releases ‘Listen Up’ Single & Video

Rising singer/songwriter Tawny K is proud to announce the release of her latest single, ‘Listen Up’. Produced by Matthew Williams, the track is a fun and infectious pop hit that is sure to have fans singing along and down on the dance floor. Fans will be excited to know that Tawny has also released an accompanying full-length music video for the track, which is streaming now on Vevo.


Los Angeles-based artist/producer Gryffin has shared an irresistible new single called “OMG,” featuring multi-platinum Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. Produced by Gryffin, “OMG” is the latest offering from his forthcoming debut album “Gravity”.

CLITERATI: BrooklynVegan Debuts “Trans Is Beautiful” Lyric Video

Reveals CLITERATI vocalist Ami Lawless of the track, “From my earliest memories until 3rd or 4th grade. I believed I was a boy although I was AFAB. My mother, who was undocumented from Mexico living in the USA would hit me and yell at me for saying I was a boy. I believe she didn’t want to draw attention to us. It took me years to figure myself out. After having top surgery a few years back, I finally become comfortable in my own skin, for the first time in my life. I identify as trans non-binary/emby/two-spirit and my pronouns are they/them. I have quite a few friends who identify this way as well. This song is for all the kids who are still figuring themselves out… we see you and are here for you. Let your light shine.”

Melii releases video for “Slow for Me” featuring Tory Lanez out now!

“In a recent interview with The FADER, Melii explained the meaning behind the title to her deeply intimate project, Phases. “As women, we go through different emotions,” Melii affirmed. “Every song has a wrap-up; it has a story. It’s a page from my journal.”