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Ceschi shares ‘Sans Soleil’ LP in full, LP

‘Sans Soleil’ is the second installment in Ceschi’s powerful and final three-album trilogy. His music lives in some liminal space between left field hip hop, folk punk and indie rock, and has earned him a cult following within the indie rap and DIY punk communities. Sans Soleil is the immediate follow-up to Ceschi’s 2019 fan-favorite album Sad, Fat Luck, which has received praise and nods from Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop, Hip Hop DX, Pop Matters, Northern Transmissions, VEVO, Talkhouse, Myke C Town of Dead End Hip Hop and more. As Hip Hop DX puts Ceschi’s sound, “his emotions pour through every syllable.” Sans Soleil is a politically savvy record with an endless palette of samples and top-tier collaborators including Yoni of WHY?, P.O.S., Open Mike Eagle, Onry Ozzborn, Squalloscope, and Ceschi’s longtime collaborator and producer Factor Chandelier. Available on vinyl, limited edition picture disk vinyl, CD, and cassette, this sequel album is bound to solidify Ceschi’s standing as a force to be reckoned with in independent music.

HAMMERFALL Release New Official Video for “Dominion”

HAMMERFALL release their third single and title track “Dominion” off their new album Dominion and accompany that release with a breath-taking new official video, which was officially premiered on legendary Wacken Open Air festival in front of 75 000 screaming heavy metal Templars of Steel! Finding inspiration in the great poem Paradise Lost, “Dominion” is about the archangel Lucifer’s fall from the Heavens, down to the pit, and how a warrior shaped demon lord came to conquer them all. Be prepared for heavy riffs and epic vocals.

Geowulf Share New Track “Round and Round”

Despite its gooey-on-the-inside qualities, the song was written in a less positive environment than its warm synths would suggest. Star Kendrick explains: “I was frustrated with maybe a lack of self-control and an inability to break patterns in my life… In a few areas. This song is my way to poking holes in how I handled that. The rest of the album follows a similar, emotional narrative, and is all about exploring those old things & how I’ve tried to leave them behind.”

Opeongo – Hear: “Less of Me”

It features appearances by some great musicians like Daniel Romano, Aaron Goldstein, Aaron Comeau, Carleigh Aikins, and Arif Mirabdolbaghi. Aaron Goldstein also produced the album, while the record was mixed by the talented Christopher Stringer, and mastered by Grammy-nominee Philip Shaw Bova.

Georgia Announces First US Tour; “About Work The Dancefloor” Singer

Following a hot streak of two critically-acclaimed, Radio 1 A-listed singles – “About Work The Dancefloor” & “Started Out” – British drummer turned singer & producer Georgia has today announced she’ll be touring the United States for the first time this coming October. In addition to headline performances in New York (Oct 2nd @ Elsewhere Zone One) and Los Angeles (Oct 8th @ The Moroccan), Georgia will be playing a handful of shows along the west coast.

RUN RIVER NORTH Shares “Wake Up” Official Video; On Tour With Joseph       

The alt-rock group Run River North shares the latest music video for effervescent lead single “Wake Up,” from Monsters Calling Home, Vol. 2, the second installment of the double-EP collection (details to come).

In a Mad Max meets Hook post-apocalyptic world, society must exist in a post-internet world with walled-off enclaves and outlandish pool parties. Directed by Shawheen Keyani, (Still Woozy, Bay Ledges), the video is an entertaining and imaginative take on the fall of civilization while capturing the fresh, joyful sound of the track.

San Francisco dream-pop group shares new single “Harsh”

Developing from the surf-pop love songs off of their debut, Anything’s Better Than Falling, Fancy Acid incorporates deep synth textures and dynamic song structure, encompassing the band’s growth and new lineup. After returning from an ambitious West Coast tour and with a refreshed sense of direction, core band members Aaron Mortemore and Skyler Warren settled into their San Francisco home studio and began to approach inspiration and production from new angles. Hibernation is no overstatement as the pair holed up and furiously demoed, wrote, compiled, sampled, and pulled together a distinct and developed point of view.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Bear Call Embrace Synth-driven Slacker Rock with “Harsh”


Kash Doll releases her music video accompanying her latest banger “Ready Set” featuring fellow Detroit rap representative Big Sean today. The record is an obvious undeniable summer smash, with its celebratory tone and energized pace driven flow. Directed by Jesse Ray Diamond with Teyana (Spike Tee) Taylor serving as Creative Director, the video matches the songs high energy with a Motor City inspired race themed visual that is beyond smoking hot.

For Skope: Tommy Jayden’s arcade game-inspired “Level Up” is out on R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK

Tommy Jayden’s newest release – “Level Up,” which just dropped out on R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK. “Level Up” is an arcade game-inspired single which takes listeners to the ’90s and the world of coin-operated machines. It’s also Tommy’s first solo single on the label. Would you be interested in supporting “Level Up” on Skope Magazine? Tommy Jayden’s recent releases include “Gin & Vodka” on Spinnin’ Rec. and “Switch” on Revealed.

OXX: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Delivers “Screwdriver Hymn” By Danish Avant-Hardcore Act As New LP

Heavy Blog Is Heavy is hosting a stream of “Screwdriver Hymn,” a whiplashing new single from Aarhus, Denmark-based avant-hardcore outfit OXX, and their impending new LP, The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance. The album is approaching release through Nefarious Industries next week, after which, the band will embark on their first US tour.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Oxx Rock Out With Some Seriously Unstable Hardcore On “Screwdriver Hymn”

NJ Rapper atm Takes a “Trip” to Miami in His Psychedelic New Video

Teaneck, NJ native atm is an expert beat-rider, accenting tasteful instrumentals with his tumbling witticisms. Taking a trip to Florida’s pastel paradise, atm shares “miami nights,” his new video. “miami nights” follows atm as he ping-pongs between two different realities–each with a different girlfriend–as a zonked out atm attempts to determine between reality and fantasy. Directed by FakeDell, “miami nights” is a psychedelic feast for the eyes, popping with bright animation and nifty camera trickery. The HipHopDX-premiered “miami nights” is the latest video from atm, the artist’s self-titled debut EP, following the wistful combo video “wholelottaguap / sunset.”

A$AP Rocky Confirms Performance At REAL STREET

A$AP Rocky is confirmed to perform at Real Street (Presented By Real 92.3) at the Honda Center Grounds in Anaheim, CA as initially scheduled on Sunday, August 11.

Doc Wynter, Executive Vice President of Urban/Hip Hop at iHeartMedia says, “We are elated that Rocky is finally coming home and will be taking the stage to headline our first Real Street Fest this weekend, as originally planned. In the interim, Godspeed to Rocky and his family. We can’t wait to hear the crowd erupt for Rocky this Sunday night at The Honda Center Festival Grounds!”

Quicksilver Daydream Share New Track “Hang On” | Record Release Show On 8/10 In Brooklyn | ‘Fly Oblivion’ LP Out 8/9

Quicksilver Daydream is a psychedelic-folk band comprised of Adam Lytle, Alex Bayer, Alf Lenni Erlandsen, Brett Banks, and Glenn Forsythe.

Their recordings paint sweeping, symbolic landscapes, conjuring worlds that vibrate between the hallucinatory and nostalgic. The band draws from a deep pool of influences, owing as much to early psychedelic pioneers Pearls Before Swine as they do to the compositions of Ennio Morricone.


Rapper NF has topped the Billboard charts with The Search, now the #1 album in America and the biggest-selling week for a rap album this year. Released on NF Real Music/Caroline, The Search sold 130,000 equivalent album units, with 84,000 in full album sales, making The Search the biggest selling album for a rap set this year.

DEUX LØE releases “Doe Eye Runaway” music video

Deux Løe’s first single “Doe Eye Runaway” brazenly tackles the pressing social issue of teenage prostitution and human trafficking. The track takes off with ethereal psychedelic guitars and a soundscape built around a tropical electronic disco beat. Doe Eye Runaway is an urgent cry to the lost and confused in a broken system. With dynamic vocals and layered harmonies, Liza and Yasmine are unafraid to confront and demand attention on a serious topic that either gets glamorized or gets swept under the rug.

NYC’s Genre Bender NTHNL Releases Overwhelmingly Unique Debut LP COSMIC FLUTE

NTHNL is the moniker of Brooklyn-based composer and producer Jacob Rudin. He is a classically trained pianist and composer turned flute-player. He began releasing music in 2012 while studying at New England Conservatory in Boston as experimental electronic noise artist Lord Nathaniel. During this period he was also in a satirical pop band Sausagemang Soup, who played extensively around Boston to the delight and horror of many unsuspecting people. It was in Sausagemang Soup that he first started performing on the flute publicly and where he began collaborating with long time musical partner Marios Nicolaides. In the spring of 2015 he began another project, Animal Party7.1, which used animal sounds in songs about the animals being sampled.