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About the visual, HipHopDX claimed, “The Triple D native is spitting big boss raps all over the upbeat track and the visual features Beezy flossing a lot of cash, ice, and luxury whips.” Evoking all the trappings of royal turn-of-the-century Southern hip-hop, Yella Beezy spits pure fire over an airy beat, taking over an ornate mansion flanked by a stunning model. Once again, he emerges as Dallas’s own king and does “Big Shit” like only he can.


Latin GRAMMY© winning producer Tainy taps Latin trap rapper Anuel AA, and reggaetonero Ozuna for his latest single, “Adicto” out now on Interscope Records/ Neon 16. “Adicto” was featured as Zane Lowe’s World Record today on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and is available now at all digital retailers.

The Zak Facts directed video comes just in time for cuffing season, highlighting the trios trysts with love. Coming out swinging as a solo artist, Tainy powers back-to-back hits such as, “Callaita,” with Bad Bunny, and “I Can’t Get Enough” with benny blanco, Selena Gomez, and J. Balvin — the mogul continues to thrive on the music scene.

HAXEN: Cvlt Nation Debuts New Track From Split With Perdizione Coming Next Month Via Eternal Death Records

Cvlt Nation is currently streaming “Tempestades” from Rhode Island-based black metal horde, HAXEN. The scathing hymn comes by way of the band’s impending split with the mysterious Perdizione, set for release next month via Eternal Death Records.

Experience HAXEN’s Raw Aggression in the name of USBM

Kirk Whalum Drops New Album Humanité October 11

Grammy® Award Winner and Global Recording Artist Kirk Whalum is set to release his new album Humanité October 11, 2019 by Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Music Group. Humanité is unlike any album Kirk has ever made – the sonic synergistic result of encounters made and relationships formed onstage and off with top emerging artists and Top 5 recording artists from around the world.

The album was produced by Kirk and his longtime friend and producer, the British jazz trumpeter and session musician James McMillan. Over a period of three months in 2018, Kirk and James recorded the soul-drenched, emotional and highly melodic tracks in locations ranging from studios in Jakarta, Tokyo, Paris, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Hastings, to hotel rooms, office buildings and even Kirk’s living room in his hometown, Memphis, Tenn.

Iguana Death Cult Share “Liquify” Track On Paste | ‘Nude Casino’ LP Out 10/25 On Innovative Leisure

“”Liquify” is an ode to morphing states of matter in pursuit of transcendence, appreciation of life and rejection of demoralizing monotony. With a carousel of outlandish and frisky guitar tones, Iguana Death Cult curate something absurd and sportive, yet illuminating.” – Paste

Phantom Colors step out today with a stellaroffering in ‘ Voodoo’

Phantom Colors is a new project between two friends from Australia and a long-distance friendship split between Sydney and New York, for the better part of a decade.

Phantom Colors is comprised by instrumentalist and producer Jeremy Yang and singer songwriter Manou. While both are based in New York’s Lower East Side, where the project was created, their music is fused together by their shared life history, many of which were experienced together, finally, when both lived in the same city again.


GospelbeacH is back with a set of great new songs. Let It Burn is the follow up to their acclaimed 2017 album Another Summer of Love (Shindig! magazine Record of the Year 2017) and the third proper studio album by the notorious Los Angeles rock combo. It features the return of virtuoso guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood). Let It Burn is an album of West Coast rock and roll, redemption and guitar solos!

VULTURES: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Push” Video By British Columbia Hardcore/Metal Outfit; Hunger EP Nears Fall Release

As Victoria, British Columbia-based metallic hardcore outfit VULTURES prepare to release their second EP, Hunger, in early October, the band lets their first single for the crushing record off the chain. “Push” has been released through an official video for the merciless track, which makes its public debut through a premiere at Decibel Magazine.

Video Premiere: Vultures – ‘Push’


The song follows the release of “LANESWITCH” which was released last month and has done over 7 million views on YouTube to date. The video treatment was conceptualized by Tjay and bought to life by directors David Wept and Omar Jones (Calboy, Kodak Black).

Henry Chadwick Releases New Song “Never Say No”

Indie rock darling Henry Chadwick has unveiled the piano driven “Never Say No,” the second single from his upcoming new EP, The President of Make Believe, due out this fall via Swoon City. Premiering the song with GLIDE Magazine, they describe, “[Never Say No] showcases Chadwick’s skill in the greatly underrated realm of piano rock alongside his savvy songwriting skills… effortlessly infectious.” “Never Say No” will be available on all digital platforms this Friday, August 23rd, 2019 here. Chadwick and his band kick off their fall tour in support of the new EP on September 27th with a hometown show at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA, before heading up and down the California coast and Pacific Northwest, wrapping up at Furstworld in Joshua Tree, CA on October 25th, 2019.

SONG PREMIERE: Henry Chadwick Offers Bouncy Piano Rock With “Never Say No”

Natural Born Leaders Announce Sophomore EP, Top Shelf Music Drops Title Track “Abominable Creatures”

“With disorienting distortion on the guitar and saxophone, paired to an ebb and flow of tempo, the track illuminates just how far down the rabbit hole we’ve fallen. Contorted? Yes. Do we like it? Absolutely.” – Top Shelf Music

WORLD TRACK PREMIERE: “Abominable Creatures” by Natural Born Leaders

Joywave release music video with Kodak Films; touring with Bastille

Joywave have released the video for their new single, “Obsession” (watch HERE) directed by Laura Gorun, Cooper Roussel, Dimitri Basil (Kings Of Leon, Vance Joy) and shot entirely on analog film with the support of Kodak, an iconic industrial staple of the band’s hometown of Rochester, NY. The video, a montage of cinematic vignettes, showcases the wry humor of the band as they “star” in various movie trailer spoofs ranging from westerns to heist to horror films. Shooting on film gave the video the visual depth and richness of feature films and is a favorite medium of Joywave, who themselves shoot on various Kodak film stocks.

Rain Phoenix Announces Debut Solo Album, ‘River,’ Premieres New Single “Immolate” via Billboard

“Though “Immolate” marks a new phase of Phoenix’s career as a solo artist, it gives listeners a hint of the treasure that the artist has held within herself all these years.”

Yeevs take an emotional deep dive with long-anticipated self-titled debut – out now!

Off the back of the release of their latest single ‘Can’t Be Seen’, Sydney indie-rock group YEEVS celebrate the release of their debut album, YEEVS. The album, out now, has the band flexing strong songwriting muscle as they weave their way through lyrical territory dealing with personal growth; as well as capturing the insatiable energy encompassing the band’s live presence, on record.

Platinum-Selling Duo NOTD and SHY Martin Release Official Video For ‘Keep You Mine’

Swedish duo NOTD have unveiled the official video for latest single ‘Keep You Mine’ featuring singer-songwriter and fellow Swede Shy Martin, out now. The emotive visuals document the deeply affecting period that follows a breakup, when both parties struggle with coming to terms that a breakup is necessary in order to strengthen their relationship in the long run. Masterfully combining electronic and organic elements, ‘Keep You Mine’ has hit the ground running following release earlier this month, garnering over 5 million streams and 1 million views of the official lyric video. The touching, highly relatable official video for ‘Keep You Mine’ is an ideal pairing for the track’s understated yet energetic vibe.

Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale and Meow Meow release new music video for “I Lost Myself”

The product of a decades-long friendship, artistic collaboration and songwriting partnership, the long-awaited album also features special guests Rufus Wainwright,Barry Humphries (of Dame Edna fame) and The von Trapps, plus a special live recording with legendary pianist and composer Michel Legrand.


“Explosive, genre-melding” –Billboard

“Perfectly representing the shimmering, neon-soaked 1980s vibe…intriguing, upbeat and vibrant” –Forbes

“2019 belongs to Chase Atlantic…poised for world domination” –Ones To Watch

“Insanely catchy” –AllMusic

NMF: Cairo Gold & UnoTheActivist :: “New Type Of Woman”

The track and music video exclusively premiered today on Billboard who called it the “ultimate work hard, play hard anthem… perfect for the end of summer” and commended the collaboration saying, “Cairo Gold is self-assured and assertive on the new track, forming a complementary pair with UnoTheActivist’s seductive flow.”

New Video From Arin Ray & Kehlani “Change” Out Now On Interscope Records

Last week Arin Ray and Kehlani impressed R&B listeners with their tantalizing collaboration “Change”. Now, the pair has teamed up to create a nostalgic and sultry visual to accompany the track. The video’s throwback aesthetic and coloring, beautifully mesh with the song to create a heartfelt nod to classic rhythm and blues. Check out the Miles & AJ directed visual HERE.

Southern California’s Bristol To Memory Releasing New Album ‘Wake Up’ on August 23

“Orange County’s Bristol to Memory have been slugging it out in the emo/punk trenches for more than a decade, releasing five EPs, touring North America, seeding their music to various television shows and earning comparisons to heavyweights such as Taking Back Sunday and Saves the Day. In another era, they might be rock radio heroes, yet perhaps the best is yet to come.”- Buzzbands.LA

SUNSCREEN release Falling In An Elevator EP, out today via Spunk! Records + EP Tour Dates

“The band have drawn references and comparisons to the Cocteau Twins and The Go-Betweens and we can hear that but there’s also a solid sense of their own songwriting skills and style.”
– Noisey / Vice

“Savants of the sunny indie song, keepers of the dreamy guitar sounds, all hail Sunscreen!”
– Dave Ruby Howe, triple j

EP Premiere: Sunscreen – ‘Falling In An Elevator’

Jason releases introspective new song ‘For You’

International multi-award winning singer-songwriter Jason Fichera teams up with Michael Jackson’s producers and studio engineers to deliver his highly anticipated follow up single ‘For You’.

Midwest Wordsmith Smino Unleashes “Reverend” Track

The artist is currently featured on the Dreamville posse cut, “Sacrifices,” with J. Cole, Saba and Earth Gang. He also nabbed a coveted guest spot on Chance the Rapper’s album, The Big Day, on the song, “Eternal.” The duo recently performed it for the first time at Lollapalooza and, by all accounts, ripped the stage.

Summer Walker Drops New Single “Playing Games”

Sultry singer-songwriter Summer Walker confirms she is not “Playing Games” with a brand new single produced by fellow ATLien, London on da Track. A wizard with the pen, Walker candidly lays out the issues at hand: “Did I ever ask you to take me to go shopping in Paris or go sailing overseas and just drape me in Gucci, no,” she purrs. “All I ever asked was you to pick up the phone when you alone, all I ever asked was you to show me some love, kisses and hugs.”

New Music From Billy Raffoul “Live In June” Out Now On Interscope Records

Singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul releases Live In June EP today, August 23, on Interscope Records. Live In June was recorded during Raffoul’s spring 2019 club tour opening for Parachute. The set captures Raffoul’s stripped-down performance aesthetic featuring only Raffoul with his guitar and voice. Live In June features the newly released song “Easy Tiger” as well as fan favorites “Lovely” and “Acoustic” and is available at all digital retailers now.

New Music From blackbear “hot girl bummer” Out Now On Beartrap / Alamo / Interscope Records

Dalton Domino’s critically-praised Songs From The Exile

“(Songs From The Exile) captures Domino’s raw emotion through its simple arrangement and vulnerable lyric, the latter of which shows Domino to be a songwriter to watch.” -American Songwriter

“10 Best Country Songs Right Now” – Rolling Stone


“Rence is one of the breakout stars of 2019” – IDOLATOR

“Rence maintains his independence in an industry full of clones” – O.N.S

“His latest single ‘Expensive’ is just another step forward into the bright future the young artist has ahead” – ONES TO WATCH


Produced by Elliott, Timbaland, and Wili Hendrix, “ICONOLOGY” also includes such brand new tracks as “Cool Off,” “DripDemeanor (Feat. Sum 1),” and “Why I Still Love You?,” the latter followed by a special bonus version, “Why I Still Love You? (Acapella).”

Toothgrinder Are Back With New Album “I AM” + Debut Video For Title Track — WATCH

“‘I AM’… a mantra, a prayer, a mediation, a belief, a value, an all encompassing way of life. The title speaks of unity and presence. Becoming comfortable in one’s own skin. To endure whatever life throws at you with grace and gratitude. To love the ones who surround you and accept the things you can’t control. “I AM…” two of the most powerful words, for what you put after them shape your reality.

PETER MURPHY On Path to Full Recovery

Following the recent news that he had suffered a heart attack on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, PETER MURPHY has been given an excellent prognosis. Dr. Akshai Bhandary, Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Lenox Hill Hospital, has issued the following statement:

“Mr. Peter Murphy was admitted to the Lenox Hill Hospital Cardiac Care Unit on August 13, 2019 after having suffered a heart attack. He underwent emergent angioplasty and received two stents to his right coronary artery. Since then, Mr. Murphy has done excellent and is expected to make a full recovery. We wish Peter and his family the absolute best.”

Peter Murphy expected to make ‘full recovery’ after heart attack

SiR’s Album “Chasing Summer” Out 8/30 Via TDE/RCA

After the amazing success of SZA’s multi-platinum album Ctrl, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) partners with RCA Records once again for the release of R&B sensation SiR’s new album Chasing Summer. The first single, “Hair Down” featuring TDE labelmate Kendrick Lamar, will be available at all digital music providers on August 8. The release date and more information about Chasing Summer will be announced soon.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity my hard work has provided me,” states SiR. “I’m more than ready to share what my team and I have been working on, and we’re more than excited to see what the future holds.”

New Music This Week – Taylor Swift, Frank Turner, Midland, and More

New Releases for August 23, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

Tisoki Drops Title Track Off Forthcoming “Razor Blades” EP

Slicing melodic vocals with hard blasts of energy, UK producer/DJ Tisoki serves up his signature take on dubstep with the single “Razor Blades.” “Razor Blades” is the title track off Tisoki’s forthcoming EP, due out next month on Dim Mak.

Cristina Quesada and Red Sleeping Beauty double A-side single out today!

An electronic pop marriage that was meant to be! Spain’s Cristina Quesada and Sweden’s Red Sleeping Beauty collaborate on a double A-side single.

Chicas De Madrid is a gentle, minimalist, Almodovar-esque, electronic groove and Love At Third Sight is a high-energy, maximalist smash with (most likely intentional) nods to Pet Shop Boys.