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Jane’s Party ft. Skye Wallace – “Straight from the Heart”

Toronto-based pop-rock quartet Jane’s Party – comprised of Devon Richardson, Tom Ionescu, Jeff Giles, and Zach Sutton – have just released a reimagined version of their single “Straight from the Heart” featuring Skye Wallace.

This version of the song explores love, both the exciting and mundane, and the compromise and empathy needed to sustain any relationship. Skye Wallace is featured on this recording, providing sublime vocals, as both a lead singer and in harmony with Jane’s Party. The duet strives to evoke the feeling one gets knowing that the little things in a relationship are ultimately there to teach us about the importance of love and partnership.

IATT: Philly based progressive blackened death squad unleash video for “Osteogenesis Imperfecta” from the upcoming album ‘Nomenclature’

Philadelphia, PA, based progressive blackened extremists IATT are thrilled to release the video for “Osteogenesis Imperfecta”, the 06th track from their forthcoming second album, Nomenclature, out September 27th via Black Lion Records on CD. The album delves into themes of mysticism and the dark nature surrounding primitive medicine circa 1700.

The band band offer of the track, “A pulverizing wall of aggression, ‘Osteogenesis Imperfecta’ takes off at breakneck speed to deliver a bone crushing anti-hope anthem before soaring through landscapes of progressive grandeur. IATT weaves their web throughout this track, spinning the best of melodic death and progressive fusions into a haunting tapestry of pain.”

Vera Hotsauce’s ‘One Time’ evokes washed-out ‘80s commercials with its lo-fi instrumental stylings

The Swedish 19-year-old’s previous singles were heavily championed by Diplo’s BBC Radio 1 show with their early-noughties’-esque Gwen Stefani-meets-Ke$ha sensibilities. The new track’s ’80s synth-pop production wouldn’t be out of place within the eerie nostalgia of San Junipero, or a vintage Coca-Cola commercial.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces Winter Tour 2019 — All-New “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” Begins Nov. 13

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group today announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019. Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” TSO’s show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded onto the national scene, eventually playing to 9 million fans over the course of an incredible 12 years (through 2011), the mega-hit “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” has grossed an incredible $377 million over 1224 performances.

Vex Red share video for new single ‘Tarantula’

Electronic rockers VEX RED have unveiled a brand new video for their recent single ‘Tarantula’, their first taste of new material in three years. The video follows a protagonist through a variety of unexpected and bewildering occurrences, culminating in a dramatic climax in the midst of a gloomy forest.


Islandboyy dropped his debut, and long-awaited visual to his single, ‘Push to Start’ earlier this month. Featuring a well delivered hook from Jova Plane, the two friends relationship begins to go awry during Jova’s stressful job hunts. Eventually the two discover they are dating the same women simultaneously.

STEW share groovy single + album details on Ripple Music

Lindesberg’s hard blues trio STEW successfully surf the pioneering era of rock’n’roll with their debut album “People”, out October 11th on Ripple Music. Come and get groovy with their first single debuting now on The Obelisk!

Stew Premiere “Endless Journey”; Debut Album People out Oct. 11

ENTER SHIKARI release new video for “STOP THE CLOCKS”…

Ahead of their unprecedented four sets at Reading & Leeds Festival this coming weekend, ENTER SHIKARI have shared a video to their infectious new track “Stop The Clocks”, released last week to much excitement. “Stop The Clocks” was BBC Radio 1’s ‘Hottest Record’ on the Annie Mac show and the band’s first release through their new deal with So Recordings.


“‘Alive & Well’ was written over the course of 5 years, initiated in the lowest point of my life and then completed years later during the best moments of my life. I wrote the verses based on the feeling the film “Harold and Maude” gave me; Melodrama and Macabre mixed with a little tongue-in-cheek bravery.” -Jake Troth

The Growlers drop new single “Foghorn Town” from upcoming LP ‘Natural Affair’

Los Angeles-based rockers The Growlers drop their sultry new single “Foghorn Town” today, the second release from their anticipated upcoming LP Natural Affair. Currently on tour in Europe, the band’s playing sold-out shows and winning new fans worldwide with their 80s-infused take on that all-American sound of raw, rumbling garage rock. Their previous single “Natural Affair,” released on August 1, immediately went into heavy rotation on SiriusXMU, with coveted positions on LA’s KCRW Top 10, Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, and Philly’s WXPN Song of the Week, not to mention the band’s overall performance across platforms, with 200 million Spotify plays, 1.2 million monthly listeners, and 75 million YouTube streams.

New video: The Modern Strangers release video for ‘Be Your Lover’

Speaking about the video they say, “Because this song has always been a highlight in our set, we wanted to try and catch the energy we get whilst playing it live. One of my favourite videos has always been The Strokes ‘Last Nite’, so we tried to create something similar, with an old TV show feel. We hired a studio in Brighton and filmed it in 2 takes, switching between the two.”