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gabriel black reveals himself in ‘dead yet’ video

Weeks after the reveal of dead yet, a dreamy collaboration with phem. which was featured in the second episode of HBO’s EUPHORIA, gabriel black reveals the video to the hotly received track, directed by Hunter Lyon ( blackbear). Having previously represented himself in cartoon form only, black reveals himself for the first time in the video, representing the close of one chapter and the start of the next for an artist who has drawn acclaim from the likes of PAPER, Pigeons & Planes, Complex and more.

New Single & Video: STEREOKEYS – Motion

In their new single ‘Motion’ the newcomers STEREOKEYS talk about the constant urge to want more and more and the danger to lose themselves under this pressure. ‘The question’ why ‘still remains inside my mind’. Although we often neglect ourselves through the expectations of the outside and the will to do justice to them, new ways to what we are really looking for open up – freedom.

Haich Ber Na releases dark electronic cut ‘Nowhere Like It’ announcing sophomore EP ‘Everywhere’s Home’

Illusive musician and multi-disciplinary artist Haich Ber Na (formerly Haich) follows his debut EP ‘Unbalanced’ with the new single ‘Nowhere Like It’, alongside a poignant Stanley Kubrick-esque visual. It’s a dark preview of his upcoming EP ‘Everywhere’s Home’.

Billie Eilish Earns First Number 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘bad guy’

17-year-old Billie Eilish has earned her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with her latest single ‘bad guy,’ taken from her multi-platinum global smash debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? [Darkroom/Interscope Records]. Following an unprecedented total of 9 weeks at No. 2, ‘bad guy’ has knocked Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ featuring Billy Ray-Cyrus off the top spot this week.

UK/NY singer, songwriter Sonny Santos releases debut ‘Hotel de Londres’ Out Now

“Quietly intense duet…it’s pensive, highly emotional performance is given added intensity by the sparsity of the arrangement.”

“a haunting intimacy. If this is any indication, Sonny’s debut LP, Hotel de Londres, is going to be essential listening.”

Tinariwen Reveal New Single “Kel Tinawen” feat. Cass McCombs

“The main draw continues to be Tinariwen itself — with the band’s swirling guitars, rhythms inspired by the gait of camels and gutturally declaimed poetry.” – NPR

“Different deserts, same hypnotic groove … They are still the champions of the genre
they created.” – The Guardian

“Tinariwen’s music is often a lot closer to the sounds of American/British psychedelic rock than you might expect” – BrooklynVegan

Peach Luffe – My New Song – “On My Side”

“While I definitely want to continue playing shows and releasing music, my main goal is to obtain permanent residence here in Canada as a musician. I’ve been told to just get a “normal job” more times than I can count but it’s not that easy. Despite how stressful this process can feel at times, I’m always so grateful to be doing something I truly love.”

Athens, GA’s Nocturnal Blonde Streaming LP in Advance of Friday’s Release

“a bit of acoustic introspection that finds Rachel and Ritchie balancing harmonies and lyrical insight. There’s a simplicity here, a bare-bones rhythmic exploration of pain and regret that easily finds its way into your heart.” – The Southern Sounding

Album Stream Premiere: Nocturnal Blonde – Still Gushing

The Menzingers Share New Track “America (You’re Freaking Me Out)”

The Menzingers have unveiled a new track from their forthcoming record Hello Exile due October 4 via Epitaph. The track, “America (You’re Freaking Me Out)” starts the record off with restless urgency; it’s pounding rhythms and furious guitar riffs providing a much-needed release for all those feeling frenzied by the current political climate. “We’re living in a pretty insane time, where all you can think about every single day is ‘What the hell is going on with this country?’” says vocalist Greg Barnett. “But as I was writing that song I realized that it’s kind of always freaked me out, especially coming-of-age during the Iraq War. I love so much about America, but I think you can’t deny that there are some people in power who are absolutely evil.”

Lightning Bug’s dreamy new single “The Roundness of Days”

about the song, Audrey Kang (Lightning Bug) shares:
“This song takes inspiration from a book called “The Waves”, by Virginia Woolf. Actually, she’s had an influence on many of the songs. In the video, I wanted to depict the cyclic motion as a driving force in as many forms as I could collect, along with a sense of unity/continuity across a spectrum of people and action.”

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

On the song Harry says:

“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.”


Today, Devon Gilfillian released his new single, “Even Though It Hurts.” Written with Tobias Jesso Jr. (Sia, Adele, Shawn Mendes), the emotional track is from Gilfillian’s forthcoming debut album, which was produced by GRAMMY® winner Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, The War On Drugs).

Tycho unveil interactive app and new remix

Tycho has marked the release of their acclaimed new album, WEATHER, by unveiling an equally innovative new web app. “Forecast” creates a unique, personalized experience which connects users to the themes, visuals, and sounds of WEATHER by generating original playlists coordinated with local weather forecasts. Users can then login to either Spotify or Apple Music where they can save and share the playlist to their account. Return visits to “Foreacast” will continue to produce distinctive playlists for varying atmospheric phenomenon. Created exclusively for Tycho by groundbreaking designer/developer Lee Martin, “Forecast” is available now on the web.


Ahead of their main stage performances at this weekend’s Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK, A Day To Remember have released their brand new single “Degenerates” through their new label Fueled By Ramen. The anthemic track is available to stream and download starting today HERE.

The Jacques – new single ‘Kiss The Pharaoh’

It’s their first release in over two years, and their first following their signing to Modern Sky. It’s a really infectious and hypnotic track, featuring absorptive lo-fi tones imbued with foreboding intensity, and with echoic vocals and gritty guitars building into an intense climax.

Pom Poko Share New Track “Leg Day”

Renowned for their raucous live shows, Norwegian quartet Pom Poko today share new track Leg Day alongside its video. Having released their debut album Birthday earlier this year through Bella Union, this new track heralds news of further UK shows, including a run of dates with Ezra Furman and follows previously sold-out shows at The Shacklewell Arms and The Lexington in London. Watch and listen to “Leg Day” HERE.