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KALEN shares new dark-pop single “Lighter” w/ interview in Audiofemme

The track premiered via Audiofemme where KALEN (Kalen Lister) detailed, “I was so stuck in a relationship that felt like it ultimately wasn’t serving me. It took letting go (twice) to really release it and feel released by it. I was amazed that pretty quickly I started feeling better and better, lighter and lighter.”

PREMIERE: Kalen “Lighter”

Katchafire + EarthKry USA FYAH UP Tour Starts Next Week

Spotify’s No.3 most streamed New Zealand artist KATCHAFIRE are bringing their pacific roots reggae deliciousness back to the USA in August & September for their FYAH UP USA 2019 TOUR taking their Jamaican brethren EARTHKRY along for the ride at all club shows, plus local acts.

*note Seattle & Bellingham date swap
Wed 21 Aug – Marquee Theater, Tempe AZ
Thu 22 Aug – Saint Rocke, Hermosa CA
Fri 23 Aug – Saint Rocke, Hermosa CA
Sat 24 Aug – Rebel Music Festival @ SOMO, Rohnert Park CA
Sun 25 Aug – Strummers, Fresno CA
Wed 28 Aug – Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music, Berkeley CA
Thu 29 Aug – Garden Amp Amphitheater, Garden Grove CA
Fri 30 Aug – Garden Amp Amphitheater, Garden Grove CA
Sat 31 Aug – Dry Diggings Camping & Music Festival, Placerville CA
Sun 1 Sep – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV
Wed 4 Sep – Belly Up, Solana Beach CA
Thu 5 Sep – SLO Brew Rock Event Center, San Luis Obispo CA
Fri 6 Sep – Soho, Santa Barbara CA
Sat 7 Sep – Moe’s Alley, Santa Cruz CA
Sun 8 Sep – Felton Music Hall, Felton CA
Weds 11 Sep – Seventh Mountain, Bend OR
Thu 12 Sep – Sessions Music Hall, Eugune OR (with Sol Seed)
Fri 13 Sep – Star Theater, Portland OR
Sat 14 Sep – The Showbox, Seattle WA
Sun 15 Sep – Wild Buffalo, Bellingham WA

KYOSi Debuts Politically Defiant EP

Born from a series of dreams, the name KYOSi represents a character fascinated by sound, math, symmetry, beauty, wonder and color. Shows meander between verse and chorus style future-pop to deep, floor-opening doomsday bass, sampled laughter, pointed political criticism andexperimental sampled sounds.


“East is a contortionist—flaunting his urge to be flexible, an ethos that challenges the notion that New York rap has to be all boom-bap beats. And judging from his work this year, he’s not running out of bars.”
– Pitchfork

Shubhangi Joshi Collective | Indie-Pop from India

Having performed in cities across India and the US, Mumbai based alternative/indie pop act Shubhangi Joshi Collective enjoy engaging their listeners with intriguing, and often unexpected songwriting themes. Formed in 2016, Joshi has been invited for prestigious music residencies alongside international musicians, including one where she was mentored for six weeks in Los Angeles by Grammy-winning producers and vocal coaches such as Walter Afanasieff and Tim Davis. Having completed a successful pre-launch 3 city tour (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Utah) of the US for ‘Babelfish’ in late last year, the band’s debut full-length album is now out worldwide across all platforms.

Shubhangi Joshi Collective Talks New Album ‘Babelfish,’ See Humorous Clip for ‘Surfing With The Times’

GRIDFAILURE And FEEL HAPPINESS To Release Split EP In September; New Tracks Now Streaming

GRIDFAILURE’s tracks were recorded and mixed at The Compound in Rockland County, New York by the outfit’s David Brenner, who also designed the album’s cover art, and the FEEL HAPPINESS material recorded and mixed by Lane Oliver at the Dreadroom in Arlington, Texas. The record was mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Kool Keith, Dwarves, Krieg).

Howlite serve haunting indie brilliance with new single ‘Reducer’ from forthcoming EP, ‘Not Here’

Already known for their meticulous development of ethereal indie-pop sounds, built on dark and brooding musical foundations, Melbourne trio Howlite have returned with a dive into a glossy atmospheric soundscape – their brand new single, ‘Reducer’. The first taste of their forthcoming EP Not Here, the song is the beginning of a new chapter for the band.

Skating Polly Announces 10 Year Anniversary Show + Releases “Flyer” Lyric Video

Tacoma, WA grunge-pop trio Skating Polly has announced their 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, taking place on November 2nd @ The Vera Project in Seattle. It may be hard to believe that the wise-beyond-their-years band is already celebrating 10 years together, but step-sisters Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse first started playing together when they were just 9 and 14 years-old respectively, with their first show at a Halloween party in 2009! As of 2017, the band now involves their brother Kurtis Mayo as an official member.

KG flexes with ease on brazen new single & video, ‘Doin’ Me’, featuring Francoistunes announces EP and tour dates

Canberra lyricist and strong burgeoning hip-hop identity KG has fashioned a respected reputation for himself with in the Australian industry over a string of releases that have highlighted not only his prowess as a rhyme artist, but the importance message has within the definition of his craft. With new single ‘Doin’ Me’, KG displays his talent on the mic once more, as he waxes lyrical about the importance of following your own path.

TÝR: Folk Metal Collective To Kick Off North American Summer Tour With Demons & Wizards This Week

Faroe Islands-based folk metal collective TÝR will kick of their North American tour supporting power metal veterans Demons & Wizards this week. Set to commence on August 17th in Los Angeles California, the journey will wind its way through twelve cities and come to a close September 5th in New York City. Additional support will be provided by labelmates Lizzy Borden. See all confirmed dates below.

TÝR w/ Demons & Wizards, Lizzy Borden:
8/17/2019 Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
8/20/2019 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
8/21/2019 The Commodore – Vancouver, BC
8/22/2019 Roseland – Portland, OR
8/24/2019 Summit Theater – Denver, CO
8/26/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
8/28/2019 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
8/29/2019 Skyway Theater – Minneapolis, MN
8/31/2019 Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
9/01/2019 Corona – Montreal, QC
9/04/2019 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/05/2019 Playstation Theater – New York, NY


Daylight opens the window into Sannia’s heart and mind, with pulsing, nostalgic synths, and poignant, relatable lyrics woven amongst a gentle solo guitar. The story is familiar – unrequited love, not for a stranger but for a close friend, as Sannia explains, “I wrote this song on a train home after a big night out with friends, I sort of had this weird semi- inebriated epiphany that I was head over heels for someone close to me, and in that same moment I realised he absolutely didn’t feel the same at all. Like two ships passing in the night, or maybe a ship and a rowboat in my case.” The clip is striking even from the opening shot – a damaged car in a vast, open pasture, a fire smoking out, and Sannia, a little bruised, lying in the front seat in a flowing red dress. She rises, and moves instinctively with the song, as she describes, “I feel like I was most vulnerable in this clip – I was absolutely terrified at first to include choreography in a one-take shot with a very small time frame to get it done was nerve wrecking but I think it’s the clip I’m most proud of.”

NADISKO announce new single and lyric video TAKE ME AWAY

Electronic masters Nadisko have today announced their iridescent new single Take Me Away, a track made to be spun in the summer (or to heat up the winter months!) out August 9. The group, consisting of Alex Hopkins and Blake Wood, have also released a stunning lyric video to accompany Take Me Away.

HARRY HEART drops gritty smooth-tongued new indie-rock single ‘Work It Out’

“I was listening to so much Otis Redding for a while there, I wanted to hear my take on Soul. That tempo’s a great platform for lyrics. The track talks about the strains of balancing ambitions with good relationships, trying to stay sane and keep problems at bay.”

A.M sniper on the release of ‘Yea Yea Yea’

Premiering with DJ Kenny Allstar on BBC Radio 1Xtra the melodic, vibrant and meandering beat is scattered with snares and tropical synths that are given a spirited, confident and slick vocal topping from A.M. SNiPER. Making a departure from the deeper, ominous Hip-Hop vibe of previous singles RUN and Supreme, which have collectively been viewed almost 4 million times on YouTube and have a cool 7 million Spotify streams between them, A.M. SNiPER is a master of capturing a vibe and ‘Yea Yea Yea’ is clear evidence of his artistic talents as he dips in and out of varying flows, pace and tone to document his lavish lifestyle as a rapper, producer and entrepreneur.

Bill Scorzari Releases 1st Single From New Album, Produced by Neilson Hubbard, Feat. Erin Rae

On September 20, New York native, Bill Scorzari, independently releases his third full-length album of all original music titled, Now I’m Free. His sound is gritty, raw and at times, downright sad. His songs transition through a multitude of emotions, with themes centered on the experiences of the human condition. Of his music, some say it’s spoken word, and others, an amalgam of the voice of Tom Waits, the delivery of Sam Baker, and the soul of Kris Kristofferson. In his lyrics, there is a poetic grace, a calming and resigned wisdom of acceptance that shines through the wistful melancholy of hope, and breaks free. No Depression wrote, “Bill Scorzari is a force. His songwriting is stellar, his picking above par and his voice fits his songs perfectly.”