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Matt Corby and Tash Sultana debuts video for “Talk It Out”

Matt Corby’s video for his latest single “Talk It Out,” featuring fellow Australian multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana, debuts today—Clash proclaims, “The trippy, colorful results perfectly match the song, and help add another dimension to an already addictive collaboration.” The video was produced by Melbourne artist Andrew Onorato—who is known for his work on Childish Gambino’s animated video for “Feels Like Summer”—and creatively directed by Corby and Sultana’s mutual friend Pat Fox. Watch/share the video here:

Marteen Unveils His Coming-Of-Age Dance-Centric “Straight To The Point” Music Video

The visual illuminates his undeniable starpower. Walking over to a vintage boombox under dim ambient lighting, Marteen presses “play” and breaks it down with head-turning dance moves before tearing into this bright, bold, and big ballad. Echoing guitar leads set the mood, as his dynamic voice takes flight. Following on the heels of “This Shit Sux” earlier this year, the song gets right down to business and affirms his place among 2019’s hottest breaking talents.

Jeremy Ivey Shares Wistful Track “Greyhound” Feat. Margo Price, Debut Album Coming Out September 13

“I’ve spent a good amount of time when I didn’t have a working vehicle on a Greyhound bus seeing the country from a big dirty window,” singer and songwriter Jeremy Ivey says of his latest song’s inspirations. “Everyone on a Greyhound seems homeless, even if it’s just a temporary thing. In transit, between two lives. Everyone seems like they are in the throes of some intense drama. An alcoholic returning to a rehab in Tuscaloosa, a retired tollbooth operator with a Christmas present for his estranged son in Chattanooga. It’s like a mobile society. A modern caravan through a burned out Canaan.”

Anna of the North takes control in new song, “Playing Games”    

Anna of the North today shares her exuberant new track, “Playing Games”.

With flickers of synth layered over a building bass line, Anna Lotterud’s wistful vocals are stunningly juxtaposed with a fearless narrative as she sings about having the upper hand in a relationship. “I’ve been playing games with your heart, so I know I’ve made my mark,” she proclaims over delicate electronic textures, “I’ll make you jealous so I know I’ve still got you when I’m not home”. It’s daydream pop brimming with the bold outlook of a woman taking charge in the modern age.

Sophia Messa Releases “What Am I Gonna Do With You” Via Arista Records

Rising Brazilian-American pop artist Sophia Messa releases new track “What Am I Gonna Do With You” today via Arista Records. The latest single arrives on the heels of her recently released song, “offyourface” that Billboard praised as “infectious.”

This spring, Sophia released her debut, “moneydontfixlonely” along with a stylized music video, that lead NYLON to declare Sophia as a “force to be reckoned with.”

Oh Sees Share New LP + Video On COS + Exclusive Track By Track Feature | ‘Face Stabber’ Out This Friday On Castle Face

Oh Sees have shared their brand new LP on Consequence Of Sound. Along with the album stream, the band did a track by track breakdown and shared the new video for “Together Tomorrow”. Just last week the band shared the video for their track “Captain Loosely”, which the band/director Matt Yoka dedicated to the tragedy in El Paso.

John Dwyer’s quote for the new LP is below.

As for the “Together Tomorrow” video he says, “The dark side of addiction drugs, tech, and woe the video is another masterpiece by our animator buddy that made the “Overthrown” video.”

Oh Sees break down their new album Face Stabber, Track by Track: Stream

The Last Morrell delivers heartfelt debut single ‘Fine Now’

Fast-emerging singer-songwriter The Last Morrell has unveiled his debut single ‘Fine Now’, out on Thursday 8th August.

With minimal instrumentation, ‘Fine Now’ allows The Last Morrell’s impassioned vocals to take centre stage, with the sombre track expertly articulating feelings of heartbreak and teenage angst. Taking inspiration from influential artists Daniel Caesar, St Vincent, PJ Morton, Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and Emily King, the multi-talented musician reveals his all-around capability by seamlessly switching moods from contemporary sounds to the classic feel of an era gone by.


Today, London-based producer & DJ J Rick releases the audio and video for ‘Close’ featuring Rimon.

Directed by Armin Druzanovic, the ‘Close’ visuals see J Rick and Rimon wander, simultaneously displaced and deeply rooted in the vast landscapes of Iceland as they calmly navigate the boundaries of their surroundings.

The Mommyheads share new videos; release two albums in one day

Art pop legends the Mommyheads have released two videos from their new album. Clever claymation clips for the songs “Woke Up A Scientist” and “Mutual Enemy” arrive as the band gets ready to celebrate the reissue of 1994’s Bingham’s Hole as well as the release of their brand new record, Future You, on the same day, September 6, 2019. Last month Brooklyn Vegan premiered “Woke Up A Scientist,” and earlier this month Magnet gave the world its first peak at “Mutual Enemy.”

Amendola Vs. Blades To Release ‘Everybody Wins’ // Announce West Coast Shows In Fall 2019

Amendola Vs. Blades have announced the release of a new studio album, ‘Everybody Wins,’ on October 11 via Royal Potato Family. The funky California duo comprised of Wil Blades on Hammond organ and clavinet and Scott Amendola behind the kit have also added nine West Coast shows in October and November to support the collection. Throughout the eight tracks on ‘Everybody Wins’—the second studio album from the organ/drums duo—Blades’s cutting solos and deep bass lines make for a thick stew of soulful harmony and daring improvisation, while Amendola’s beats are simply unstoppable. In a move away from their debut album, ‘Greatest Hits,’ that primarily featured solely the two musicians, this latest effort from Amendola Vs. Blades is bursting not only with creativity, but with personnel. ‘Everybody Wins’ sees contributions from guitarist Jeff Parker (Tortoise), saxophonist Skerik (Les Claypool, Garage A Trois), percussionist Cyro Baptista (Herbie Hancock, Trey Anastasio), and keyboardist Rob Burger (Tin Hat Trio, Laurie Anderson). Unsurprisingly, the music is as outsized as the roster of guest musicians, moving between a number of styles and moods.

CYNIC Announce ‘Traced in Air Remixed’

CYNIC are announcing the re-release of their sophomore effort, ‘Traced In Air’ (2008). ‘Traced in Air Remixed’ features new tracking by virtuoso bassist Sean Malone, a vibrant new mix by PERIPHERY’s Adam “Nolly” Getgood (ANIMALS AS LEADERS, DEVIN TOWNSEND, HAKEN) as well as mastering done by Ermin Hamidovic. The album is slated for release on September 27.

1017’s Yung Mal Finds Strength in Numbers, Celebrates B-Day with New Video

Crackling with youthful energy and an athletic rhyming ability, Yung Mal is one of Atlanta’s most talented newcomers. Flashing his lyricism on his latest trap bouncer, Yung Mal shares “#’s” (pronounced “numbers”). Laying out a case for his rap supremacy with mathematical precision, the just-turned 24-year-old (happy birthday Mal!) counts his accomplishments one-by-one: “They talkin’ plate, we already ate (8)/Everybody got a set, n**** we straight/N****s gon’ hate, huh, ok/I bet this 9 make his ass lose weight.” In the video, Mal shows off slick dance moves in black and white, multiplying his flex with an angry army of clones.

ARSUN Announces US Tour Opening for Cat Power

This September, NYC-based artist Arsun will embark on an east coast tour opening for Cat Power (tour dates below). With a sound beyond his 20 years, Arsun recently released his debut EP Send Her My Way to acclaim from i-D and HERO, who called it “multifaceted, simplistic, and embodying real artistic confidence.”

Mary Halvorson and John Dieterich announce album “a tangle of stars” out October 25

Celebrated guitarists Mary Halvorson and John Dieterich announce their debut collaborative album, a tangle of stars, will be released October 25 on New Amsterdam Records. The album is a collection of new instrumental songs spanning experimental jazz, pop, rock, noise, and improvisation, all of which were composed, arranged, and recorded over three days at Dieterich’s home studio in Albuquerque, NM.


Foy Vance has unveiled a stunning acoustic performance video of “Wind Blows Chloe”, a track from his forthcoming album To Memphis, which will be released on September 6, 2019 on Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records/Elektra. The acoustic video, which premiered earlier today on The Bluegrass Situation, was recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis.

SHOCK NARCOTIC: BrooklynVegan Premieres Debut From Detroit Grind Faction

Writes the esteemed blog of the release, “…that title mixed with the unrelenting fury of this album makes for exactly the kind of cathartic release you need when you feel like you’re suffocating from helplessness and the feeling of doubt that things will ever get better. Over the course of the 14 songs that make up their debut, SHOCK NARCOTIC… specializes in a type of grind that bottles up all the anger and unrest that a lot of us are feeling right now, and spits it back out with venom. It’s a total sonic assault, and as dystopian as it might be, it’s an album with modest production and lifelike screams that remind you it was made by humans who walk the same earth as we do.”

Nightshifts – Feel the “Breeze”

““Breeze” is the first single from my upcoming Window Weather EP. I enlisted my friend and collaborator Chewey (Jack McGuiness) to produce the incredible trap drum sounds and add to the psychedelic textures of what began as a demo recorded in my Toronto studio. What began as emailing files back and forth across the country culminated in a day spent finishing the track together out west.”

Zone 6 Rapper Romo Releases New Single “NAN” feat Omeretta and Young Dro

Romo’s latest single “NaN”, produced by MaxPayne Shawty, features popular rappers Omeretta and Young Dro. It’s the lead single off his forthcoming project “The Book of Romo” which is scheduled to be released Fall of 2019.

Flying Colors Announce Global Release For Third Studio Album – Third Degree – October 4th

Music Theory Recordings / Mascot Label Group and Flying Colors have announced the global release of the band’s third studio album THIRD DEGREE on October 4. The band’s self-titled debut launched a career that has had fans across The World anticipating the magic that emanates from the studio each and every time the five members reconvene. That title was released on March 26, 2012 and was celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic with a Top Ten debut on the Billboard Hard Rock chart, alongside an entry at #11 on the BBC’s Rock Album chart. SECOND NATURE followed in September, 2014 and was celebrated worldwide. Third Degree will be available as a CD Digipack, limited edition 2LP 180 gram blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card), a 2LP 180 gram black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card), and a limited edition box set featuring CD, 40 page photobook, two coasters, and a bonus disc with six tracks.

Singer-Songwriter Ahli Makes their Return with Standout Alt-Pop Anthem ‘Honey’

Showcasing their lush vocals and incredible musical ability, 21-year-old singer-songwriter Ahli returns with alternative pop anthem ‘Honey’ August 2nd. Citing Joni Mitchell and Passenger as major influences, Ahli’s infusion of contemporary indie-pop with notes of folk and jazz makes ‘Honey’ stand out from anything they have released before.