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Stevan Shares “LNT” Via Atwood Magazine | Single Out Now Via Honeymoon/+1 Records

“a fun-loving soak-up-the-sun breath of fresh connection.” – Atwood Magazine

“…he has a deft musical touch and endless potential that will certainly make a mark.” – Earmilk


Iggy Pop has unveiled the first video from his upcoming album Free, out September 6 on Loma Vista Recordings.

Directed by Simon Taylor, the clip for “James Bond” was shot on location at Sweat Records in Miami.

experi/avant/dark -pop ‣‣‣‣ Victoria + Jean ‘Window Pigeon’

Following the 2016 release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Divine Love’, Swedish/Belgian duo Victoria+Jean will return with the Henrik Alsér (The Hives, Coldplay) produced follow-up ‘Underdog’ this autumn.

Taken from ‘Underdog’, today they release new single ‘Window Pigeon’. Built upon a sinister synthesized baseline, it intermittently ignites with bursts of distorted guitars, thundering drums and Victoria’s visceral vocals.

OUT NOW: Saul Williams – Encrypted & Vulnerable

On July 18, 2019, poet, musician, performer Saul Williams released his new album Encrypted & Vulnerable via Pirates Blend. The second in Williams’ three album-series and multi-tiered MartyrLoserKing project, Encrypted & Vulnerable also serves as the score to his upcoming musical and film Neptune Frost. Executive produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and based on Williams’ MartyrLoserKing graphic novel (out in 2020 via First Second Books), Neptune Frost follows the story of African hackers living in a village made of upcycled computer parts.

Seattle pop duo SISTERS announce ‘We Can Get Together’ EP

“A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having” is a quote famously attributed to Author Emma Goldman. These words could be the motto of Emily Westman and Andrew Vait; better known as pop duo SISTERS.


Jessi McNeal’s musical backbone is rooted in the sacred. She grew up singing hymns and timeless country songs, and as she has evolved as a songwriter, she continues to grow from that tradition of reverence and meditation. – The Boot

Video Premiere: Jessi McNeal – The Driveway

Boys Of Fall Collaborate with Fast-Rising Producer/DJ Kayzo on New Track “Our Times Run Out”

Detroit, Michigan’s Boys Of Fall join an all-star list of guests on Kayzo’s new album ‘Unleashed.’

“Our Times Run Out,” the band’s collaboration with the rising LA-based producer/DJ is one of 15 other tracks on the LP which features contributions from Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, Bless The Fall, Our Last Night, Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire, Of Mice & Men, Underoath, Frank Zummo and more.

NYC Sunset Boat Party with Hernán Cattáneo on August 24

Get ready for the last epic boat party of the summer with Argentinian progressive house icon Hernán Cattáneo! Celebrate the end of summer and his new compilation album ‘Balance presents Sunsetstrip.’

The Argentinian master seamlessly blends this nearly all-exclusive 33-track dreamy sunset vibe-evoking performance together with soothing beats from the likes of techno tastemakers Brian Cid, Henry Saiz, and Orsen, amongst many others!

Saturday, August 24
Summer Series: Hernan Cattaneo Boat Party
Circle Line Cruises
West 42nd Street & West Side Highway
Boarding begins: 7:30pm
Sets sail around 8:30pm
Returns to dock: 12 midnight

The Unlikely Candidates Release Lyric Video for “Novocaine”

Rising Alt-pop quintet The Unlikely Candidates have just released the lyric video for their hit song, “Novocaine”, today. The unique lyric video was filmed in lead guitarist, Brent Carney’s, Dad’s bar in Fort Worth Texas and fast forwards through a night of drinking by the bar all while the catchy lyrics of “Novocaine” appear on the screen.

LEFTI shares disco house remix of La Felix’s “Too Many Lies”

August 14th, disco house producer, LEFTI releases his remix of La Felix’s single “Too Many Lies.” The song features vocalist Max Green and is out now on Casablanca Sunset Records.

LEFTI revisits Max Green’s original vocal performance while laying down his own instrumentation. The Brooklyn-based producer adds his own guitar, synth, drums, bass, and more to create a rhythmic and groovy nu disco track. It’s a completely fresh take on the already energetic original.

PETER MURPHY Suffers Heart Attack… Residency Dates Postponed

On the evening of Tuesday August 13, 2019, Peter Murphy was rushed to a local New York City hospital due to shortness of breath and was unable to perform the evening’s scheduled concert at Le Poisson Rouge. Early Wednesday morning, we were informed that Peter had suffered a heart attack.

Cardiologist Jason Song, MD of Lenox Hill Hospital treated Peter and issued the following statement:

Mr. Murphy was admitted for treatment of a myocardial infarction. He had two stents placed in his right coronary artery and was started on medications to manage his heart condition. Due to HIPAA regulations we cannot reveal further details of his condition. He is still in the hospital for continued monitoring of his condition.


Pearla has released the second offering from her upcoming debut EP Quilting & Other Activities out September 6 on Egghunt Records (Lucy Dacus, Camp Howard). The FADER premiered “Quilting” alongside a full interview with the emerging Brooklyn songstress. They write “Listening to the intricately-produced and whimsical folk songs on Rodriguez’s record — released under the name Pearla — can feel like re-encountering artifacts lost to time: beautiful and sweet, but with a nagging edge of something gone wrong … Rodriguez’s visceral, haunting worlds are definitely worth the trip.” Read the full feature here.

Misery Loves Company Announces September Tour

New Jersey-based post-emo, Misery Loves Company, have announced that they will be heading out on tour this September with Unimagined and In Vein. When discussing the upcoming tour, the band stated, “We are extremely excited to hit the road with our new friends in Unimagined and In Vein this September!” Misery Loves Company will be touring in support of their latest music. In December of last year, the band released their single, “Dead Inside,” which was their first new music since their debut EP, Love Notes and Highways.

9.25 – South Barrington, IL at Penny Road Pub
9.26 – Hazel Park, MI at Phoenix Cafe
9.27 – New Kensington, PA at Perserving Hardcore
9.28 – Lancaster, PA at Lizard Lounge
9.29 – Philadelphia, PA at The Fire
9.30 – Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale
10.1 – Stevenville, MD at Cult Classic Brewing
10.2 – Wilmington, DE at Bar13
10.3 – Moundsville, WV at Thunderbirds
10.4 – Spartanburg, SC at Groundzero
10.5 – Woodstock, GA at Connection Live
10.6 – Fayetteville, NC at Drunken Horse Pub
10.8 – Fredericksburg, VA at The Recreation Center

Los Dells Festival Unveils Single Day Lineup

The single day artist lineup for Los Dells Festival 2019 is here. The amazing artist roster for the 2-day music, food, art and camping festival is growing on excitement and the 16-day countdown has begun in preparation for the Woodside Festival Grounds in Mauston, Wisconsin, to celebrate the largest Latin Music Festival in the Midwest on Labor Day weekend (August 31 & September 1st).

With the release of the single day lineup, Los Dells Festival also announced the addition of 2 new artists to the already spectacular lineup: Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte and Puerto Rican R&B duo Coast City.

Out Now: BHuman Channel The X-Files In “Believe” Video

Buckle up for a close encounter of the queer kind. Transatlantic electro pop duo BHuman dust off their X-Files VHS for a new visual that pays tribute to both that particular 90s smash hit show as well as Cher’s 1998 return to the top of the charts with “Believe”. The show’s chief protagonists Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are bought back to your screens by BHuman’s Billie Lloyd and Harrison Scott in a loving crafted homage that crosses decades to meld shiny 2019 electro pop with 90s and 50s visual influences. Billie explains, “[It’s] a natural extension of our own aesthetic tastes; Harrison is obsessed with vintage horror films such as Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Plan 9 From Outer Space and The Day The Earth Stood Still. When we were figuring out what to do with the video for “Believe”, we immediately thought of the iconic X-Files phrase “I want to believe”, and it all just fit into place rather serendipitously, so we just decided to go with the vintage 50s alien b-movie horror film aesthetic.”

Opioid And Suicide Crisis Tackled By Alt Rock Band In New Video

Seisler went deep into the well of emotions and began to express everything he was suppressing for so long on “Missed the Last”. “When tragedy hits, we have a choice. We can go down the abyss of depression, or we can emerge with creativity and gratitude. I chose the latter.” He wrote the powerful and heartfelt song with the hope that it would not only help him heal, but others too. “If it does” Seisler says, “then it would all be worth the pain of putting myself out there. ”

Scott Seisler Band – “Missed the Last”

Kira Metcalf debuts fiery new single “Cheap Kind” via Impose

The single premiered via Impose Magazine where Metcalf shared, “‘Cheap Kind’ narrates the familiar feeling of shame that arises when one inexorably loses everything. From an earring, to a lover, to life itself, the catchy chorus expresses the age-old pain of encroaching nihilism. This punch-to-the-gut song will make you want to dance and cry at the same time.”

Caitlin Cannon’s ‘The TrashCannon Album’ Confronts Difficult “Inner Garbage” with Humor

Pop, punk and show rhythms aren’t always something thought to be put together — unless you’re Caitlin Cannon. Throughout her new collection, The TrashCannon Album, she combines all three for a rollicking countrypolitan mix that’s quite entertaining in spite of the difficult themes she discusses, ranging from gender inequality to alcoholism, addiction, and difficult family situations, among other tough subjects. It’s set to be released early next year. The first single, “Toolbag,” premiered today with Glide Magazine, which notes that “with plenty of piano boogie and an uptempo beat, the song rocks, rolls, and begs you to dance along with lyrics and imagery that’s gloriously dirty while also being damn fun.”

VIDEO PREMIERE: Caitlin Cannon Mixes 90s Country and Boogie Woogie With “Toolbag”

Hangman Announces New LP on Flatspot Records, Releases Single

“From the get-go on “One Mistake,” Hangman wear their influences on their sleeve, opening with a very classic intro that recalls famous entries by Leeway, No Warning, Outburst and more. Then the cut shifts into a very groove-oriented gear, with the drummer riding the hi-hat Nineties style and vocalist Dan Mulligan coming across with all of the fury of an early Karl Buechner” says Revolver of the new single.

Sebastian Straw previews ‘My Friend’ off debut LP ‘Welcome Yesterday’

Straddling the fine line between indie rock and Britpop, Sebastian Straw presents his new single ‘My Friend’, a catchy song that foreshadows the album ‘Welcome Yesterday’, to be released in mid-October via Seahorse Recordings.

His lyrics are both emotional and serious. ‘My Friend’ tells the story of a dear and trusted comrade – both humble and stubborn, vying to face his difficulties alone, silently declining any help from his friends.

Georgia Mulligan Couples Meloncholy with Angst on New Single ‘Mirror’

“Mulligan crafts some of the most beautifully melancholic songs we’ve come across.” – Happy Mag

“She is a singularly unafraid songwriter.” – Beat Mag

Sydney songwriter Georgia Mulligan couples meloncholy with righteous anger on new single ‘Mirror’, which will sit neatly in her forthcoming sophomore EP of the same name out at the end of the year.

Alt Pop alien Deelanz ventures into lofi rock on “Not Quite Ordinary”

“I wrote Not Quite Ordinary after driving through the wild west on an all night adventure. It’s about taking a leap of faith & meeting soul fam and new friends along the way who make you feel at home no matter where you are at and spreading those good vibes as we continue to awaken <3”-Dylan Lewman

THE JENSENS release debut album ‘HYACINTH HAZE’

“fans can rely on The Jensens to deliver deliciously inventive and unpredictable moments of genius”
– Highclouds

“Combining bright, pop-centric hooks with sun-soaked, guitar-driven instrumentals, the Brisbane group aren’t too far off being the next Last Dinosaurs”
– Pilerats

DANIEL JOSHUA shares debut single ‘Heads Down Thumbs Up’

An ambient and prismatic debut offering, ‘Heads Down Thumbs Up’ is composed with elegant instrumentation and intricately woven sound palettes. Imbued with the eclectic musical characteristics of James Blake and Thom Yorke, Joshua chronicles a tale of breaking away from the mould society has created.