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Austin Based Artist Quentin Arispe Drops New Single – “I’m That Bitch”

The song is about owning yourself, Quentin comments, “This single is an anthem for self identity; it’s a song that you can scream cry in your car at 4 am, twerk your life away at the club, learn in a dance class, or sing when your wife is at work. I’m not here to push my ideas and lifestyle on you, I’m here to help you understand and love yourself, ALL OF YOURSELF.”

One For Skope Mag? | Latest Single From Darrin Bradbury | ‘Breakfast’

Got news from the brilliant new signing to ANTI- Records (Tom Waits, Calexico, Jade Jackson etc.) for you here! The excellent raconteur that is Darrin Bradbury. He’s been described by Rolling Stone as making “…countrified talking blues, oddball folk, and black humor, with some stoner-worthy philosophy.”

His new album ‘Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs’ is coming September 20th and he has just released a brand new single from it called “Breakfast”.

MATT MAESON passes BILLIE EILISH for #1 spot on Alternative Songs chart

“BANK ON THE FUNERAL is shaping up to be one of the most heart-rending projects of the year…Never looking away from the pain, fears, and small joys of being human, Maeson’s stirring songs arrive as emotional roadmaps to our own internal struggles.” – Ones To Watch

HOCO Fest announces cultural, wellness, taste programming

“One of the U.S.’s most forward-facing festivals” – Resident Advisor

“The lineup suggests a conscious attempt to appeal to a more experimentally-minded crowd” – Tiny Mix Tapes

“God lives in Tucson, HOCO Fest is proof!” – CVLT Nation

Nested within the rising cultural hub and longtime artistic oasis of Tucson, AZ, the historic Hotel Congress is proud to host the annual HOCO Fest as part of its 100 year celebration (founded 1919).

HOCO Fest strives to embody more than just the typical music festival, hosting a series of panels and lectures, experimental after-parties, art installations, daytime pool parties, regional vendor flea markets, holistic workshops, and unparalleled tastings from the UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

Stefflon Don shares new song “HIT ME up”

British singer and rapper Stefflon Don has shared her latest track “HIT ME up”, out now on Quality Control Music / Motown / Capitol Records. The song is a bright summer R&B jam with some Soca influence from her Jamaican roots. Listen below and catch her on QC’s latest compilation Quality Control: Control The Streets 2 out now.

Step into the world of Parisian drag queens & dream pop with Oracle Sisters’ ‘Spotlight’

‘Spotlight’, out today (August 21st) is the sensual new single from Parisian band Oracle Sisters. Flange drenched guitar licks – straight out of a noire thriller- drive the song, which tells of the journey through the “world of the night.” Set in a world of Parisian drag queens, the women who fascinate the lonesome cowboys of the night, the video touches on the expression of rebirth through the dark smoke of feminine attraction.

Listen to Atlanta band Warm Red’s new 7″ ‘Big Tiger’ via Chunklet Industries; catch them on tour now

Looking for where it’s at in Atlanta 2019? Look no further than Warm Red. To describe them as “frenetic” would be kind. Suggesting a world where Mayyors take over the world and all bands are equally inspired by them; Warm Red hasn’t even been around for a year and is already turning every head in town. Or rather, they’re turning the heads of those that have gone out to see their furious live performances. After begging to release a single with them, Chunklet Industries is proud to release “Big Tiger” b/w “S.A.M.” which barely scrapes the surface of what Warm Red has in store. Recorded by the masterful Rob Sarabia from Mutual Jerk and Solar Flower. A corker of a single no matter which way you slice it. Essential.

The Cadillac Three release brand new track ‘All The Makin’s Of A Saturday Night’

Nashville natives The Cadillac Three have released the brand new track ‘All The Makin’s Of A Saturday Night’. GRAMMY-nominated frontman Jaren Johnston and drummer Neil Mason wrote the new track alongside Josh Dunne, with a groove rounded out by lap steel guitarist Kelby Ray.


Multi-GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer Charlie Puth makes his triumphant return with “I Warned Myself” – available now via Atlantic Records alongside a Brendan Vaughan-directed video companion. Tauntingly mesmerizing, “I Warned Myself” pairs a pulsating bassline with Puth’s signature silky falsetto and candidly bold lyrics. Self-penned and produced alongside Benny Blanco, the song marks the beginning of a new era for one of today’s most celebrated and sought-after hitmakers.

See Charlie Puth Question a Relationship in ‘I Warned Myself’ Video

Peyton announces Reach Out EP via Stones Throw Records

“the young singer-songwriter strikes that perfect balance between open-hearted naivety and winking cynicism.” – FADER

“Peyton’s vocal abilities are second to none, this is easily some of the smoothest & sonically pleasing releases you will hear all day.” – LYRICAL LEMONADE

Quentin Arispe Releases New Single “I’m That Bitch” Ft. Meta With Tastemaker Americano Label

The new song was created earlier this summer at Americano Label’s studio. The song writing and creation process just hit and the collaboration flowed effortlessly between featured Americano Label Artist Meta, Quentin and Grammy award winning producer Mariano Herrera and El Dusty. The new song takes Quentin sonically in a new direction singing and rapping over fun and catchy trap beats but with a solid message, “”I’m that bitch” and that ANYONE can be too!” comments Quentin.

Poolside release new video; on tour now with Kacey Musgraves

Poolside’s new video for “Can’t Stop Your Lovin’ (feat. Panama)” is out today. Directed by Hala Matar (Vice, Interpol, Julian Casablancas) in Paris, France at the Louvre and the Seine River, the video connects the song’s message of passionate love leading to widespread PDA in the world’s most romantic city.


Rapper Duke Deuce grew up in the studio with his dad Duke Nitty (who produced the Memphis classic “S.O.U.T.H. Parkway” by Gangsta Blac). Seeing so many artists go in and out of his dad’s studio as a kid, Duke knew he had to be a rapper – there was no back up plan. He’s the best parts of every era of Memphis while being in tune with the new generation of rap.

HappyBirthdayCalvin Takes Over Top Playlists With Official Release of “Alone” Featuring BJRNCK

Billboard exclusively premiered the song last week. In praise of “Alone”, the outlet wrote, “Backed by a guitar-laden instrumental, the Chicago native vulnerably bares his soul on the loner anthem, which preaches undertones of self-love.”

Matthew Chaim Releases Cinematic Music Video For “Sunflowers”

Written as an ode to Matthew’s late father’s favorite flower, the sunflower takes on a life of it’s own in both the song and video, acting as a connection between father and son and the time that was taken from them. The video flips between scenes of Matthew now and a version of his younger self, making for a poignant and breathtaking watch.

DREAMERS unveil acoustic video of “Die Happy”    

In the wake of their North American headline tour announce, DREAMERS unveil an acoustic version of “Die Happy.” The song, which grapples with the emotional weight of a break-up, gets a fresh take with wistful, hypnotic vocals over a stripped down, infectious melody. Watch the video here.

Sumie Shares New Track “Moon” || Announces ‘Mirou’ EP Due Out 9/13 On Bella Union

Having released her sophomore album back in late 2017, Sumie has today announced the release of her upcoming EP titled Mirou, which will be released on September 13th via Bella Union and which features five brand new tracks. The first track to be shared from the EP is “Moon”, described by Sumie as “a song about the dreams you have when you sleep. Where you can be anyone, anything and anywhere with someone you love.” She goes on to say that… “Moon was the first song I composed from the EP and it is a conversation I wish I had done while I had the opportunity. It did set the tone for the other songs that followed it.” Watch the accompanying video for “Moon”, beautifully shot at Gothenburg’s Botanical Garden HERE.

Arin Ray and Kehlani Release Video for Sultry New Single “Change”

Arin is particularly excited about this video, noting in his recent interview with Billboard, “I’ve had some dope videos in the past, but this one, as far as creativity and doing things differently, this is the one.”

NOCTURNUS AD: Sci-Fi Death Metal Veterans Unveil Mind-Bending “Apotheosis” Video

Directed and edited by Jason Stevens with animation by Michael Ricks, the mind-bending, futuristic clip brings longstanding NOCTURNUS AD figure Dr. Magus to life. Notes founder Mike Browning, “This video is something that I have wanted to do for quite a while; now we have the perfect imagery to go with the atmosphere of the music. I wanted to take it to the next level with Dr. Magus and make him a real character. This is only the beginning!”

Check Out Industrial Rock Band CHMCL STR8JCKT’s New Release, “Wrtchd Thngs” & Video, “Bomb Cyclone.”

Industrial rock band CHMCL STR8JCKT are pleased to announce their recent signing to iconic label Cleopatra Records.

Wrtchd Thngs will be available on CD and digital formats on August 16, 2019. The album was produced by John Bechdel (keyboardist of Ministry, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Killing Joke).

Mura Masa returns with “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” featuring Clairo

“This is the beginning of rolling out a new direction for Mura Masa, which has a much heavier focus on band and guitar music,” says Mura Masa, a.k.a. Guernsey-born 23-year-old Alex Crossan. “Punk and new wave is the music I grew up playing so it feels like an exciting return for me. I’m thrilled to debut this new sound with one of indie music’s most exciting and talented songwriting newcomers in Clairo. To me, this is the zeitgeist of the next year in music; a new type of band.”

Christof van der Ven – new album ‘You Were The Place’ out September 6th via Planet Zog Records

Written and recorded over the three month period immediately following the end of a brief and intense fling, the tracks stand as an unfiltered knee-jerk reaction; an unadulterated overspill of emotions in the aftermath. Van der Ven captures the subtle, soft textures of recent memories, using the album as a vehicle to examine his confusion and frustration around this evolving heartache, as well as the pain and humour that comes from shared vulnerability. The album tracks are written from a mixture of perspectives, including friends, family, colleagues as well as his own.


Bread Winners Association recording artist Kevin Gates has announced an epic homecoming show in his native city of Baton Rouge, LA on September 16 to celebrate and preview his highly-anticipated new album I’M HIM, set to arrive later this year. Tickets for the special one-night-only performance at the Varsity Theatre will go on sale to the general public this Friday, August 23rd. This performance will mark Gates’ first Baton Rouge show in over five years.

elbow Release First Official Single ‘Empires.’ New Album ‘Giants Of All Sizes’ Out October 11

‘Empires’ is a key example of the ‘bruised heart’ that singer and lyricist Guy Garvey has identified as being at the core of ‘Giants of All Sizes.’ An insidious, beguiling melody hides a lyric of darkness and despair, tempered by acceptance of the temporary nature of human life.