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VIDEO: Bizarre visual for cinematic Chernobyl Sunshine Club single ‘Birthdayland’

“What sets them apart is their sound. There’s an inherent, and dark playfulness in everything they produce, and the contrasting influences mix together in the music to create something truly unique.” – Americanpancake.com


Lana Del Rey has revealed the official release date for her forthcoming album Norman Fucking Rockwell! is Friday August 30th, 2019. The album is now available for pre-order on download, CD, vinyl and cassette in bespoke formats. The highly anticipated album was mainly produced and co-written with Jack Antonoff and will include ‘Venice Bitch,’ ‘Mariners Apartment Complex,’ ‘hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but I have it,’ and the current release, a cover of Sublime’s ‘Doin’ Time’.

Bud Light and Post Malone Collaborate on a Limited-Edition Merch Collection

Today, Bud Light and Grammy-nominated artist Post Malone debuted a new limited-edition merch collection available nationwide on Monday, August 5, 2019 exclusively on PostMalone.com. The premium, unisex streetwear line takes equal inspiration from some of Post’s favorite things as well as Bud Light’s heritage to create a one-of-a-kind collection that will bring fans closer to Post Malone and Bud Light than ever before.

elbow Release New Track “Dexter & Sinister.” Sign To Verve In North America

Featuring guest vocals from Jesca Hoop, Dexter & Sinister’ is an epic melding of ominous, creeping grooves and deity denying lyrics that bursts into a sweeping second phase of lament and redemption. Initially recorded at Clouds Hill Studios, Hamburg, a building crammed with old, beautifully preserved, analogue equipment that encouraged the band to experiment and play live in the room, an essential part of its genesis according to keyboardist and producer Craig Potter: ‘We haven’t sat around and played like that in a long time. The looseness in the track definitely comes from us playing live in the room and, on the second part, we decided not to play to a click to really allow the tune to breathe.”


“The will to live is a great beauty to me, yet it’s only truly required in the face of obliteration. That might be the reason an artist so often feels the urge to self-obliterate – that “death instinct” prompts the will to live, which in turn binds us to the beauty of life.”

Jerry Garcia’s Music Featured in World Music Compilation “Annapurna’s Song, Music of the Himalayas”

This year, to honor Jerry Garcia on his Aug. 1 birthday, the Jerry Garcia Foundation is happy to announce that it has partnered with Seven Seas Music to produce its first musical release, “Annapurna’s Song, Music of the Himalayas,” a compilation of music from the Himalayan region consisting of 12 recorded tracks.

Watch The Trailer For ‘Extreme Nation’ — A Film About Indian Subcontinent’s Extreme Underground Music Scene

Chennai based subculturalist, filmmaker Roy Dipankar’s Extreme Nation is a documentary film about the underground extreme music and socio-political conditions in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This film unearths a facet of South Asian music culture which is quite different from the Americas and European countries or in the Far East.

Watch Yohuna’s new visual for “Mirroring”

More about the video from Marissa Goldman, who was lead teaching artist for the Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) Music Video Summer Arts Colony on Governor’s Island:

“The kids attached to the imagery of the song– mirrors and duality. They wanted to embody different negative emotions, then break through a mirror to a “happy place” where they became positive emotions. They did everything; they made the costumes and props, and everyone wanted to act. The only thing I did was advise that they didn’t actually shatter a mirror, I taught them some special effects for that.

Johanne visited the class and the kids got really excited. I kept telling them that maybe a blog will write it up, but they didn’t know what a blog was. One girl said, “If it goes viral maybe we’ll be on the news!” If the news is reading this, here’s your chance.”

The Criticals release new single, “Treat Ya Better”

“The track blends classic Rolling Stones style rock with tinctures of ’70s disco. Forbes’ rich vocals infuse the lyrics with tasty inflections. Radiant background harmonies carry the melody along smoothly. Then, a pulsating rhythm rides a pounding kick drum and bass line, topped by Shugart’s spangled guitar riffs, creating dual layers of coloration, one deep and weighty, the other full of glimmering surface hues.” – Popdust

Carriers share uplifting new single “Heaven’s People” | Debut LP out 8/23

The track premiered via Atwood Magazine where the band’s Curt Kiser detailed, “I wrote this song one winter after moving into a new apartment. This was the first place I lived alone and was able to make music without disturbing anyone. It was a very freeing experience. I started singing this song one night as a way of expressing the memory of my grandfather and the impact he had on my life. It’s me reflecting on my own life and the joy I have in being able to make music and sing about things that matter to me.”

Richard Dawson Announces New Album ‘2020’ + Shares Video For “Jogging”

Richard Dawson, the black-humored bard of Newcastle, returns to release his sixth solo album 2020, his first since the critically acclaimed Peasant (2017). 2020, out October 11, 2019, is an utterly contemporary state-of-the-nation study on England, that uncovers a tumultuous and bleak time. Here is an island country in a state of flux; a society on the edge of mental meltdown.


In the visual, Jidenna allows viewers to witness what typically happens at a gathering with his tribe, a vibe that feels like Stankonia meets Fela’s Shrine in Brooklyn. Shot during an intimate home soiree, he opens the door and welcomes the camera into a gathering of friends eating, drinking, smoking, and being merry. The action builds towards a climax of dancing as our host breaks it down with inimitable swagger, spirit, and style. Intercutting a long fluid tracking shot, the pacing mirrors the song’s jump from nimble verses into a chantable hook.

Aussie psych sisters Stonefield announce new album’s vinyl release; touring with King Gizzard

Australian desert psych quartet Stonefield are excited to give their new album BENT (out now digitally via Flightless / ATO) a physical release on August 9 on red vinyl. The band is comprised of four sisters — Amy, Hannah, Sarah and Holly Findlay — who started practicing together in their parents’ farm shed as teenagers and have only continued to rise in popularity since.

The album will hit stores shortly before the band joins King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and ORB for a North American Tour in August and September 2019. The tour includes a stop in Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre, NYC’s Central Park SummerStage and Stubb’s in Austin, Texas. The dates will follow Stonefield’s own 37-date tour of Europe and the UK, which includes several festival stops at Desertfest, The Great Escape, Maifeld Derby, Freak Valley Festival, and Indie Rocket Festival.

The Big Takeover premiere new video, “Shy,” via Audiofemme

New York reggae-pop band, The Big Takeover, have premiered the new video for their latest single, “Shy,” via Audiofemme. Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer/songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, The Big Takeover blend Jamaican pop traditions with the spirit of Motown and uptown sophistication of the 21st-century retro soul and R&B revival scene. “Shy” is the first single from the band’s upcoming fifth album, Spilling Water, and was produced by David Baron (Meghan Trainor, The Lumineers, and Jade Bird). The new video finds the New York band starring as guests on a fictional 70s late-night show to perform their upbeat single. “The song has a retro pop vibe that pairs perfectly with the retro late-night show theme,” Rushie told Audiofemme, adding, “We knew we wanted to do a performance video, but the idea for a retro late-night show came from the director [Dino Davaros].”

PREMIERE: The Big Takeover Channels Late Night Retro Vibes With “Shy” Music Video