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Brockhampton-approved duo Church & AP are carving their own path on new single ‘Roulette’

Church & AP are the future of New Zealand hip hop. The most played and most talked about Kiwi rap act of the moment, today the pair release new single ‘Roulette’, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan.

Swearingen & Kelli Release New Song “Cryin’ Shame” // New Album Cold-Hearted Truth out September 20th

Today Nashville-based duo Swearingen & Kelli are releasing “Cryin’ Shame,” the latest single from their upcoming album Cold-Hearted Truth, out September 20th. With a head-bopping rhythm and the smooth vocal pairing of Jayne Kelli and AJ Swearingen, the song pokes fun at what could’ve been if timing had been different, while celebrating the endurance it takes to make it to the chances that do come around in life.

Opiuo releases new single ‘Kaleidoscope’ from upcoming Syzygy 02 project

Fresh from a recent performance at Lollapalooza, New-Zealand born artist Opiuo has unveiled his brand new single, ‘Kaleidoscope’, a synth-led track laced with the multi-faceted talent’s unique and distinct style.

Sixteen Scandals releases infectious track “C No Evil, Hear No Evil, Talk a Lot of Shit” today!

Sixteen Scandals is a loud, cheeky, and infectious three piece from Toronto, Canada. Their live performance can be summed up as “…a chaotic blast of catchy hooks that frequently spills off the stage, and tells a lot of dad jokes”. Since their debut in 2012, they have released 3 EP’s, a cassingle, and are set to release their second full length this fall.

TEROUZ – Listen + Watch: “Outstanding”

“My first single is an ode to my journey of renewal. It documents a major growth spurt of self-acceptance, letting go, going for it, forgiveness and deep love, not to mention tons of hysterical and sombre sarcasm – my life experience steeped in loss, pain, and fierce reality checks. All of this led me to wisdom, strength, love, and a deep appreciation for good old, consistent groove. “Outstanding” documents this cycle.”

Wallis Bird releases new song “Brutal Honesty”

“‘Brutal Honesty’ is a song about the urge to put one’s emotional house in order, comparing loves through my life and critiquing myself from their perspective,” Wallis says. The track premiered exclusively via East of 8th earlier this week.

August 15th – Washington DC – The Birchmere
August 16th – Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 19th – New York, NY – Rockwood
August 20th – Cambridge, MA – Club Passim
August 22nd – Saratoga Springs, NY – Caffe Lena
August 23rd – Concord NH – Bank of New Hampshire Stage
August 24th – Northeast Kingdom, VT – Stansted House Concert Network
August 26th – Buffalo, NY – Ninth Ward
August 27th – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
August 29th – Nashville, TN – City Winery
August 31st – Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Irish Fest

Snow Patrol’s “Reworked EP1” Out Now Via Republic Records

Today, Snow Patrol release Reworked EP1, a collection of three reimagined tracks from the band’s catalog and one new song, via Republic Records. Reworked EP1 is the first of more forthcoming releases celebrating Snow Patrol’s 25th anniversary as a band and includes “reworked” versions of “Crack The Shutters,” “Chocolate,” and “Open Your Eyes,” as well as the previously released new song, “Time Won’t Go Slowly.” Snow Patrol’s Reworked EP1 is available here.

WOUNDVAC: BrooklynVegan Premieres “The Last Nail” From Arizona Grind Collective

BrooklynVegan is currently streaming “The Last Nail” from Arizona grind collective WOUNDVAC. The track comes off the band’s punishing The Road Ahead EP, set to detonate September 13th via Corpse Flower Records.

HAYDEN CALNIN Shares Official Music Video For “Warm With You”    

Australian singer-songwriter and producer Hayden Calnin partners with Earmilk to share the official music video for latest single “Warm With You” from his forthcoming Nettwerk debut EP A Life You Would Choose (Out September 13). Directed by filmmaker Maxime Beauchamp, the video is a tender and heartwarming clip of being care-free, but also, finding your way home…all from the perspective of a pup named Cheese.

Dayton United concert

Just a week ago tragedy struck in Dayton, Ohio, when an active shooter opened fire in the city’s Oregon District killing nine people and injuring dozens more. This devastating event comes just months after the city and surrounding communities were ravaged by 15 tornados on Memorial Day 2019.

In the week following the domestic terrorist attack, local organizers rallied to put together Dayton United: A Benefit for The Dayton Foundation featuring the singers of Bayside, Thursday. Saves The Day, I Am The Avalanche, The Movielife, and Dayton’s own The 1984 Draft. The event takes place from 6pm EST to 11pm EST on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at the Dayton Masonic Live, 525 W. Riverview Avenue, Dayton, Ohio

Tickets are $15 and go on sale Sunday, August 11, at 6pm.

International Shoegaze Collective Mercvrial Release Debut EP, ‘The Stars, Like Dust’

Hailing from Mexico, California, Wisconsin and Virginia, Mercvrial is an eclectic group that mines the sonic landscapes between shoegaze, dream-pop, early-’80s and quasi-psychedelic tendencies, aiming to modestly imprint on the sounds from Creation, Flying Nun, Imaginary and other labels of the like that they embraced during their formative years. This effort ends up exudes a feel for shoegaze legends like Ride, Slowdive and The Chills.

For Skope: Denis First & Reznikov’s debut on Ultra Records with “Taking Off” [out now]

Denis First & Reznikov’s radio-friendly dance single “Taking Off.” The new release is out on Ultra Records and it’s the Russian producers’ debut release on the label.

Old Salt Union releases new song + video “Big Dreams, Small Talk”

Relix exclusively premiered the official video for the track earlier this week. Jesse Farrar told Relix that “‘Big Dreams, Small Talk’ is the Old Salt dreamers anthem. Visualizing a grandiose future but stuck in the day-to-day “hey, how’s the weather” chatter. Written almost in spite of most of our previous work – we decided to make the chorus’ softer and more mellow than the verses. It was a nice juxtaposition to how we usually approach composing material.”