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Saticöy Official Video “Nice To Know”

In Saticöy’s video for their newest single “Nice to Know” they explore how grief and remembrance are exhibited in different ways by different people. Directed by Michael Arter, there’s a sharp contrast between the muted grief of the black and grey wake and the escape of the younger generation in vibrant color as they lift their spirits in celebration of life. They wander the streets taking part in the rituals and past times they once experienced with the departed, from carousel and train rides to dips in the ocean swimming amongst the sea lions. The emotional arch goes from exuberant to reflective melancholy, capturing the stages we all get lost in as we look back on the spirit of the loved one we’ve lost. Saticöy’s video is a visual showcase of how uniquely grief touches each of us while providing an opportunity to say goodbye in the only way we know how.

argonaut&wasp (+1 Records) Share “Saigon” Via Billboard

“It achieves that rare feat of defying any one sound or time…their most sensational release to date” – The 405

“…this duo mixes up a sweet pot of musical fusion…It almost feels like Chromeo and MGMT had a lovechild in the form of decade-defying dance ditty.” – EARMILK

Billboard Premieres Video from Brain Tumor Survivor and Alt Rock Artist, Darro

“The clip is something the singer, songwriter and guitarist refers to as “tumor humor,” stemming from his own battle with a brain tumor that was diagnosed while he was pursuing a master’s degree in music in Spain. The tumor may be gone now, but Darro (last name Chea) tells Billboard that the mental and emotional scars did not necessarily go with it.” (Billboard)

Boston’s FATHOM FAREWELL to Release New EP, “Consume the Earth”

Boston’s FATHOM FAREWELL are set to release their newest EP Consume the Earth. Featuring six tracks of high-energy and emotionally-driven modern hard rock/metal, the EP shows why FATHOM FAREWELL are one of the fastest rising stars in the melodic metalcore scene.

HELLHORSE To Release Paradise Lost 12-Inch EP Via Creator-Destructor Records; “Undertow”

Boston, Massachusetts-based hardcore outfit HELLHORSE has announced the upcoming release of their 2nd EP, Paradise Lost, which will be unleashed on the world through Creator-Destructor Records in October. The record’s first single, “Undertow,” is now playing in conjunction with the release of preorders, tour dates, and more.

Deep House Club Track From SØDR

“I produced this track in the middle of the night. When sitting in my studio working on it, i felt like i just wanted to go out and do something. Since i live in a town where nothing happens, i just decided to go away in my mind and create my reality there. Let’s move!”

Carriers unveil “Another Guy” via Paste

Having played in several bands and touring throughout the US since, skipping college in the process, Cincinnati-based artist Curt Kiser has been meticulously crafting his proper debut as a songwriter in step with his own personal development. Adopting the moniker Carriers back in 2014, Kiser has worked with a collective of friends, including Bryan Devendorf (The National) and John Curley (The Afghan Whigs), to bring his sweeping rock visions to life.

Carriers announce debut LP, share Origins of lead single “Patience”: Stream


Hitting the road this fall, Yella Beezy will join Chris Brown on the Indigoat Tour across North America for the next two months. It kicks off tonight at Moda Center in Portland, OR, visits major markets coast-to-coast, and concludes at Honda Center in Anaheim October 19.

Luck Productions Announces Luck Showboat Presented by Southwest Airlines at AMERICANAFEST 2019

Luck Productions is pleased to announce Luck Showboat, a special AMERICANAFEST collaboration in which the magic of Luck, TX, will be brought to Nashville’s Cumberland River on September 12th via the iconic General Jackson Showboat. Slated to perform are old-time golden boys Old Crow Medicine Show and Southwest Airlines Artist On The Rise winner Katie Pruitt, with more headlining artists to be announced in the coming weeks. “We’ve been working on this idea for a couple of years now,” says Luck’s Executive Producer, Matt Bizer. “We are extremely excited to be bringing the Luck experience to Nashville and could not think of a more fun way to do that then on the General Jackson Showboat.” Fans who’ve experienced Luck’s flagship event, Luck Reunion at Willie Nelson’s ranch in Texas, can expect the same curated musical experience found there, and new fans who’ve never been “in Luck” will get a taste of the quintessential hospitality Luck Productions is known for—an event that Fast Company called the “Anti-Coachella” that is “all about the music and almost impossible to get into.”

KING DIAMOND Announces North American Tour Dates With Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats + Idle Hands

KING DIAMOND will embark on a North American headlining tour later year. The trek will commence on November 2nd and run through December 4th. Support will be provided by Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats and Idle Hands.


Dirty Sound Magnet unveiled new digital single “Organic Sacrifice”

About two years after the release of the album ‘Western Lies’ (2017, Noise Solution), Swiss psych-rock alchemists Dirty Sound Magnet unveil a brand new single called “Organic Sacrifice” available right now on YouTube.

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.