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LIFE Share New Track “Bum Hour” || New Album ‘A Picture Of Good Health’ Due Out 9/20 On Afghan Moon / PIAS

Speaking about the new track the band comment: “Bum Hour is the isolation when you shut your door. Bum Hour is about not being at ease on your own. Bum Hour is ‘that’ pattern and routine broken. It’s the need to live again in that moment as you watch the bars buzz from your lone-parent window. Your only comfort, your saviour, your little boy in his bedroom. You find yourself scrolling through your phone an act of self-harm and torture. Your mates are out – you lie down and sleep.”

Hear/Share: “Black and Blue” by Dylan Perkons

Victoria-based Dylan Perkons’ upcoming debut is a collection of richly orchestral songs that tell the story of an experienced songwriter finally stepping out to record under his own name. Perkons has spent his career working on various projects, honing his craft both on the road and in the studio, so while The Healing Day is his first solo outing, it represents a much longer journey.

:tim – Track: Loveparty Intl.

For :tim it’s all about love, from inescapable seduction to pleasure and infatuation. The language of love unfolded in :tims tracks oscillates between surrender and cosmic vastness: These are his life-themes. Although the songs took shape only in the last four years – the first sketches date two decades back.

Norwegian indie rock/pop artist Shikoswe gets glowing album review by Pitchfork

Nora Shikoswe Hougsnæs, aka Shikoswe, from the small town of Ås in Norway makes indie pop that combines candid lyrics with catchy yet volatile melodies. As she relocated from Copenhagen to Bergen, Shikoswe self released ‘The Hour of the Body’ EP in 2016. Since then she’s been working on her upcoming LP, ‘Back in the Tall Grass’. The first two singles off the album, “To The Dogs” and “Back in the Tall Grass” came out last year accompanied by striking visuals, which set a promising tone for what’s to come from the songwriter who’s been described as “a pop smith totally out of the ordinary, with remarkable strength in a voice that paradoxically also comes across as frail” (Dagsavisen). Today Pitchfork gave ‘Back in the Tall Grass’ a glowing review, calling Shikoswe a “chameleonic vocal force”, following up with a 7.2 overall rating. You can read here.

GRIDFAILURE and FEEL HAPPINESS: Captured Howls Premieres New Tracks From Instrumental Split EP Nearing September Release

On the new vocal-free cooperative release, GRIDFAILURE’s four new tracks were recorded and mixed at The Compound in Rockland County, New York by the outfit’s David Brenner, who also designed the album’s cover art. The three new tracks from FEEL HAPPINESS were recorded and mixed by founder Lane Oliver at the Dreadroom in Arlington, Texas. The record was mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Kool Keith, Dwarves, Krieg).

Immerse Exclusively Here In Vicious New Tracks From Gridfailure And Feel Happiness

Termanology + Dame Grease “Heartbeat” (VIDEO) / ‘Set In Stone’ album 9/13

Termanology & Dame Grease team up to give you a visual for “Heartbeat” off their forthcoming album ‘Set in Stone’. The song features C Scharp and is Directed by Myster DL. ‘Set in Stone’ will be available everywhere on 9/13.


Grammy-nominated recording artist, activist and entrepreneur, Pusha T, released his latest single “Coming Home” featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill and produced by Kanye West and Mike Dean. Released via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings, the track touches on the struggle to achieve freedom.

Out now! Carriers release debut LP “Now Is The Time…”

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

Cigarettes After Sex Detail New LP ‘Cry’, Share “Heavenly” Track | ‘Cry’ Out 10/25 Via Partisan

Cigarettes After Sex will return with their anticipated sophomore album – Cry – on October 25th via Partisan Records. Recorded during night time sessions in a mansion on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the album is a lush, cinematic meditation on the many complex facets of love – meeting, wanting, needing, losing…sometimes all at once. Listen to album highlight “Heavenly” now.

EYE OF NIX: Operatic Blackened Doom Unit Announces West Coast Mini-Tour With Exulansis This Fall

This fall, Seattle-based operatic blackened doom unit EYE OF NIX offers their hypnotic songs and threatening spells to select West Coast cities for the first time since the release of latest full-length Black Somnia. They will be joined by Exulansis who bring moments of acoustic exploration while sharing the Northwest group’s taste for enticing rhythms, blast beats, soaring melodies, and dark harmonies.

EYE OF NIX w/ Exulansis:
10/31/19 Azoth – Portland, OR
11/01/19 Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR
11/02/19 Pro Arts – Oakland, CA
11/03/19 Café Colonial – Sacramento, CA

UV Rays Share “Girlfriend” Video On The Line Of Best Fit, New EP ‘The Right Stuff’ Out Now

Brooklyn-based indie rock band UV Rays share their new video for “Girlfriend,” a track off their just released EP, The Right Stuff, out now on all streaming platforms. The Line Of Best Fit premiered the video and profiled the band as part of their “On The Rise” feature, praising, “UV Rays craft nostalgic lo-fi power-pop that captures the perfectly imperfect energy of a live performance. Borrowing from punk, surf-rock, and alternative, the four band members each bring a different sound to the table.” The Right Stuff EP is out now on all streaming platforms.

ECLIPSER: Decibel Magazine Unveils “Coagulation” Video From Canadian Blackened Death Collective

Pathos is the impending debut full-length from Canadian blackened death newcomers ECLIPSER. Set for release next month via Noise Salvation Records, the record — recorded, mixed, and mastered at Topon Das’ (Fuck The Facts) Apartment 2 Studio and engineered by Scott Burniston — delivers an emotionally disturbing sonic landscape comprised of dense and transcendent atmospheres interrupted by frantic, anxiety-inducing riffs, blastbeats, and a multi-dimensional barrage of ravenous screams, blood curdling shrieks, and harsh guttural lows. Conceptually, Pathos is a cryptic and abysmal collection of bleak philosophies, exploring esoteric theologies such as hermeticism and alchemy. Laden with contrast between religious and blasphemous connotations and the overall notion that the human condition is something to overcome, the record is as pulverizing as it is thought-provoking.

Video Premiere: Eclipser – ‘Coagulation’

Kyan Palmer & nicopop. Release New Single “Ms. Last Night”

Today, rising LA-based pop duo, Kyan Palmer & nicopop., are revealing their new single, “Ms. Last Night.” Kyan Palmer’s dynamic, layered vocals glide across nicopop.’s pulsating synth work, resulting in a glittery, footloose single that’s perfect for all those late summer nights.


‘Lady Like’ strikes at the heart of Ingrid’s gifted songwriting ability as an empowering ballad delivered with elegance. And then the hook – immediately irresistible and pulsating with drama – takes the song stratospheric.

Pollstar Live75 – The Stones Reach No. 1 This Week.; Ed Sheeran is All-Time No. 1

The Rolling Stones a have appeared on LIVE75 for seven continuous weeks since debuting on the chart in the July 15th issue of Pollstar, yet this week marks their first stint at No. 1. The band’s “No Filter” tour, which ended August 31, takes the top ranking with a massive sold ticket average of 50,307 from three stadium shows. Those performances also scored a gross average of $12.1 million, the highest of any of the 75 artists on the chart.

Ed Sheeran comes in at No. 2, with the conclusion of his record-smashing “Divide” tour. Pollstar officially confirmed that it’s the highest-grossing tour of all time, reaching a staggering overall gross of $775.6 million from 8.9 million tickets sold on six continents. The previous record was U2’s 360 tour, which reached $735.3 over the span of two years.

The chart’s HOT SHOT is a co-headlining tour with Bryan Adams and Billy Idol who enter at No. 16 based on a sales average of 8,057 from their limited run during August.

New > Sean Paul Reveals New Single > ‘When It Comes To You’ > Out Now > listen here

Grammy award winning Dancehall legend, Sean Paul, one of the most consistent hit makers in pop music, follows his recent global smash, Contra La Pared, with Latin superstar J Balvin with a brand new certifiable hit “When It Comes To You”. The new track produced by Supa Dups, is the prolific Jamaican artist’s 1st solo single of the year, and comes hot on the heels of his recent collaboration with Wiley, Stefflon Don and Idris elba on the massive single “Boasty”. The new single follows Sean’s recent sold out European tour and headline slot at Glastonbury 2019. With over 23 million monthly Spotify listeners, over 160 million streams of ‘Contra La Pared’ ft J Balvin on Spotify alone Sean continues to prove his worth as a bona fide chart topper. The music video for ‘When It Comes To You’ drops on Friday 30th August and we’re sure Jake Gyllenhaal will definitely like this one!