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QUIET RIOT To Release “Hollywood Cowboys” November 8th via Frontiers Music Srl

“The song essentially started with a straight ahead drum groove that incorporates tempo lifts within the arrangement. It made it possible for Neil my songwriting partner and I to write and build a very concise track as a vehicle for what would follow lyrically. My dear friend and amazing songwriter Jacob Bunton wrote the lyrics for this track and several others as well as providing background vocals and just did a fantastic job,” says drummer Frankie Banali of the first single from “Hollywood Cowboys.”

Rwandan Trio The Good Ones Announce New Album ‘Rwanda, You Should Be Loved’, First-Ever US Tour Begins September 24

For The Good Ones’ new album, Rwanda, You Should Be Loved, bandleader Adrien Kazigira originally composed over forty songs. Most were meditations on his now thirteen-year-old daughter, Marie-Claire, and the life-threatening tumor that has afflicted her left eye. The recording was done live without overdubs on Adrien’s farm and was imbued with the passing of producer Ian Brennan’s mother during the days that they were there together as well as a former founding band member recently having succumbed to his own demons.

Hear Red River Dialect’s “My Friend” – Feat. Tara Jane O’Neil

Featuring Tara Jane O’Neil on slide guitar, “My Friend” follows first single “Snowdon” (with Joan Shelley) and a solo performance video of album opener “Blue Sparks” that songwriter David Morris recorded at Gampo Abbey, the Buddhist monastery in Nova Scotia where he resided after recording the new album. Abundance Welcoming Ghosts is out September 27th on Paradise of Bachelors.

“…the song saddles celebratory ripples with the burnt cedar smell of regret. Morris is aided in no small part by slide guitar from Tara Jane O’Neil, who is a welcome addition to the band for this track.” Raven Sings The Blues

TroyBoi shares “Do You?” Video + Nostalgia Tour starts October 2nd

TroyBoi has shared the video for his hit song “Do You?” directed and choreographed by Parris Goebel. The New Zealand-born choreographer, dancer, singer, director, and actress leads her own Royal Family Dance Crew and has gone on to win the World Hip Hop Dance Championship three times to date. She’s directed and choreographed videos, tours and award show performances for the likes of Ariana Grande, Rihanna, BTS, Sam Smith, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Black Pink, Big Bang and more. Most notably she directed and choreographed the music video for Justin Bieber’s 8x Platinum hit single “Sorry,” which is one of the most watched videos on YouTube with more than 3.1 billion views.

OK’s One Two Ten drop new single, “Heathers”

One Two Ten is a pop rock band based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Their members include Andrew May (lead vocals/keyboard), Spencer Christian (Lead Guitar), Evan Burgess (Bass), Jon Edmund (Drums), and Stinson Fuller (Rhythm Guitar). The band is able to fuse classic rock structure with pop rock melodies to create a fresh sound, while still paying homage to the groundbreaking bands of the genre such as Walk the Moon, Kings of Leon, and The Killers. Coupled with a tour de force live performance, breaking down the barrier between band and crowd, One Two Ten brings something to excite every generation. The band’s music has been featured all over the world including a feature on the CBS PGA Golf Tournament in April of 2019.


Recorded with producer Jay Joyce in Nashville, Tennessee, You Deserve Love marks White Reaper’s Elektra Records debut and follows their celebrated 2017 album, The World’s Best American Band. The album is a collection of smart, sharply-written songs of doubt, dislocation, and elusive and often complicated love. Earlier this summer White Reaper shared You Deserve Love’s lead singles “Real Long Time” and “Might Be Right,” the latter of which has quickly ascended into the Top 30 on Billboard’s ‘Alternative Songs’ chart. Pre-orders for You Deserve Love are available today with exclusive bundles – including limited edition vinyl – available at www.whitereaperusa.com.

Mark Lanegan Band Share New Track “Night Flight To Kabul” || ‘Somebody’s Knocking’ Out 10/18 On Heavenly Recordings

Of the video Lanegan says: “The artistry and genius of Dean Karr is what made this video happen. 5,000 still photographs taken in eight hours were painstakingly put together to give the appearance of a strange wraithlike figure moving weirdly through the desolate landscape of the Salton Sea. My third video with Dean in three different decades and I have to say this was the best. The most artistically challenging and satisfying.” Director Dean Karr adds: “We had been talking about doing this video for Night Flight to Kabul for a month or two and my only concern was how could I pull this off with such a challenging budget for my friend? Being a photographer before I was ever a director, I decided to use my Nikon D810 still camera for the entire music video and turn it into animation throughout the entire clip. What a simple solution! There’s lots of post work involved, which was done by editor and FX artist Joel Nathaniel Smith. There’s alot to be said for the simplicity of working WITHOUT a crew, it was just Mark, myself and a fan of Mark’s (Jason Hall) who drove 3 hours out of his way to meet us at the The Salton Sea, CA to help us shoot a beyond unique video! I think this is one of the freshest looking things out there today and love the ‘melty’ moments, which remind me of doing hallucinogenics back in the day!”

New > Deathprod > new album “OCCULTING DISK” > first new LP in 15 years > Smalltown

OCCULTING DISK, the first new album from Deathprod in fifteen years, is an anti-fascist ritual. Recorded in Oslo, Reykjavik, Berlin, Cologne and Los Angeles between 2012 and 2019, it is the first Deathprod album to be released since 2004’s Morals and Dogma. OCCULTING DISK will be released October 25th on Smalltown Supersound.

New Single/Video from Young Clancy: “Take Me 2”

He recently released a smooth, soulful new track titled “Take Me 2” about the intense but fleeting euphoria of revelry and rash decisions. The song has been paired with a fitting vintage-inspired cinematic visual.

CULTED Stream New Album, ‘Vespertina Synaxis – A Prayer for Union & Emptiness’

CULTED crawled forth from the icy expanse of the Canadian prairies and the Nordic coast of Sweden when Michael Klassen and Matthew Friesen were approached by Daniel Jansson to collaborate on an international project. In 2008, these ideas began to coalesce, with fellow Canadian Kevin Stevenson joining the cult to start the recording of their first two releases: LP ‘Below the Thunders of the Upper Deep’ and EP ‘Of Death and Ritual.’


Today Tegan and Sara give us early MTV vibes with their video for their first released track, “I’ll Be Back Someday.” The song is off their forthcoming album release, Hey, I’m Just Like You which will be available on September 27 (Sire Records).


RJMrLA & Young Thug Unite For the Opulent “Time” Video

“The Los Angeles rapper first captured his city with a slew of local hits—the biggest being his 2015 single “Get Rich”—that proved his mettle without a major label or blog cosigns. Now, with steady assists from his 400 Summers label heads YG and DJ Mustard he uses MrLA to expand his sound, replacing some of the street-acclaimed grittiness of his O.M.M.I.O. mixtapes with radio-ready selections.” – Pitchfork

Walk The Moon ft Braves – ‘Lose You Again’

Critically acclaimed band WALK THE MOON have released a new track “Lose You Again” feat. BRÅVES along with a self-made video. Click HERE to watch/listen. The track is produced by Mike Crossey and BRÅVES and is now available at all digital providers via RCA Records. This song comes on the heels of their most recent alternative hit “Timebomb”.