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ZAALWE debuts wistful new track “Lakeside” | Debut EP out August 27th

The track premiered via Impose Magazine where ZAALWE detailed, “‘Lakeside’ is an ode to a breakup that coincidentally happened the day of the solar eclipse in August of 2017. The whole sunny and groovy 70’s sounding timbre was definitely inspired by songwriter Laura Nyro, who I got particularly into when I had recently learned that she lived on the same road I grew up on.”

VERSUS ME Release Official Music Video for “Heavy Breathing”

Wisconsin based Metalcore band VERSUS ME has released the official music video for “Heavy Breathing.” Originally premiered on PureGrainAudio, “Heavy Breathing” is the second single off of their upcoming LP, CONTINUOUS, due out 9/13/2019.

Stone Jack Jones – ‘Black Snake’ LP

Stone Jack Jones’s latest album is three songs of death, two of madness, two of love and the song of a journey. Recorded with Roger Moutenot (Bill Frisell, Joseph Arthur, Yo La Tengo, KORT) at Haptown, his tucked away studio in Nashville, TN, Black Snake takes a dark folk sound and spins it into a uniquely psychedelic sonic tale.

slenderbodies share official Vevo DSCVR videos “belong” and “senses”

Vevo announces the release of slenderbodies’ DSCVR performance of “belong” and “senses” off their latest release, Komorebi. Komorebi is without equivalent in the English language, an untranslatable term that the Japanese use to describe sunlight filtering through the trees and the particular feeling it evokes. When California duo slenderbodies came across the word, they knew there could be no other title for their spectacular full-length debut.


SIFTING ‘The Infinite Loop’ – new music out September 27th (Progressive Metal)

The video for the album’s first single ‘A Critical Affair’ is already breaking 100,000 views on YouTube, and the second music video & single ‘Stop Calling Me Liberty’ has already passed 40,000 views.


American hardcore punk icons DEAD KENNEDYS have signed on to perform at this year’s Muddy Roots Music Festival. The group, featuring members Klaus Fluoride, East Bay Ray, Ron “Skip” Greer, and D.H. Peligro, will hit the Muddy Roots Truck Stage in Cookeville, Tennessee on Saturday, August 31st. Dead Kennedys join a genre-defying lineup that will make punk, metal, roots music, and even some hip-hop fans squeal in unified delight. This year’s event, which will take place from August 30th to September 1st, boasts sets from almost 80 bands, including appearances from MC50, the new incarnation of Wayne Kramer’s MC5, and GZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame who will perform with a live band. The MC50 band includes Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Billy Gould (Faith No More), and Marcus Durant (Zen Guerilla). GZA’s backing band is led by Ramsey Jones, older brother of the late ODB of the Wu-Tang Clan. John Garcia and Nick Oliveri, both formerly of KYUSS will appear with their respective new projects, along with legendary California punk band Face to Face, pioneering funky ska-punk outfit Fishbone, alt-country outlaws like Sarah Shook & The Disarmers and Mike and The Moonpies, and roots stalwarts like Possessed By Paul James and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.

Jamie Alimorad Teams Up with American Foundation of Suicide Prevention for new single “Brighter Days”

Acclaimed songwriter and pop vocalist Jamie Alimorad is releasing a new uplifting single, “Brighter Days”, on August 16th. This is the second single off Alimorad’s upcoming album This Is Tomorrow Calling. The inspiring song is co-written with Grammy-nominee Gino Vannelli and produced by Grammy-nominee Ross Vannelli. Lyrically, Alimorad weaves a tale of personal struggle, and the light within that guides towards a better tomorrow. The production is rich, with a cavalry of elevating voices, and a summer vibe that is vibrant as the sun.

Night Tongue premiere “The Flood,” full-length in October

Following last year’s Achelous + Melpomene EP, Australian darkwave duo Night Tongue have released the first single from their upcoming LP, The Stag King, out October 11th.

“The Flood” was the Exclusive Stream of the Day on Echoes and Dust late last week, but its “forebodingly noir” video is officially premiering today via Rebel Noise.

Wing Defence unveil new single ‘CUTS’, taken from forthcoming debut EP!

In the space of just a year, Adelaide pop-punk duo Wing Defence have taken full flight. From determining their sound on debut single ‘Stuck’, and thriving through the release of ‘Listerine’ and ‘Hindsight’, Wing Defence now embrace the beginning of a brand new chapter, unveiling the emotional new track in ‘Cuts’.


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SHARONE Releases Official Music Video for “Cold”

Denver, CO based dark rock artist SHARONE has released the official music video for her newest single, “Cold.” Directed by Kyle Lamar of Digital Myle and SHARONE herself, “Cold” is the first single and video off of her upcoming LP, Reflection, due out December 7th, 2019.