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Avant-pop auteur Tony Njoku likened to Olafur Eliasson

Producer, singer, avant-pop auteur and artist Tony Njoku will release his new album ‘Your Psyche’s Rainbow Panorama’ on October 4th via Silent Kid Records. Tony is a Nigerian-British artist who has been compared to the music of Flying Lotus, Ghostpoet, Gaika, Lightfoot +++

New > Napoleon Gold > shares “Love Don’t Cut Me Down” video > watch here

Master of the Quiet Storm, Napoleon Gold presents his debut record Sunset Motel for Cinematic Music Group (Joey Bada$$, Smoke DZA, Mick Jenkins) and 13 Audio.

La Nuit Je Dors Pas (or I Don’t Sleep At Night in English) kicks off the record with 80s Roland clicks, claves, snares and Napoleon’s hushed singing, setting the sophisti-pop late night mood for the record perfectly.

Titled after a fictitious place where Napoleon Gold takes refuge as he struggles with his life-long insomnia and the thoughts, desires, regrets and dreams that come late at night Sunset Motel, the record is all about the inspiration that comes to him in the early hours of the morning.

Mascot Label Group Signs Anathema

The Award winning Alternative Rock masters have released 11 studio albums of fearless and uncompromisingbeauty. Ever since their debut ‘Serenades’ in 1993, they’ve refused to be pigeonholed and have continuously evolved; all the way up to their most recent studio album, 2017’s conceptual masterstroke ‘The Optimist’, which revealed some of the darkest, most challenging music they ever put their name to, as well as a series of live albums and compilations.

Squid Share New Track “Match Bet” || ‘Town Centre’ EP Due Out 9/6 On Speedy Wunderground

“A more aggressive spin on the funky post-punk of Television and Talking Heads” ​

“Just when you think the British five-piece have settled into a groove and aligned themselves to a sound, they flip the script and hit you with something new” – FADER

Lil GotIt Discovers His Inner Freshness in the “Drip On” Video 

Lil GotIt might be one of Atlanta’s most promising trapsters, but he’s also just a 20-year-old kid who loves nothing more than throwing down at his house with some homies. In the new video for “Drip On,” directed by Lil GotIt himself, the young artist soundtracks a day in the life with his new woozy banger. Starting with a brief transmission from an alternate dimension where GotIt isn’t fresh as hell, the video shows the Alamo Records signee in his element, picking out his outfit in his walk-in closet, counting cash, and toting a choppa that has “bass like a trombone.” “Drip On” is the latest in a line of excellent videos, following the clip for the Lil Keed co-starring “Pop My Shit” (Remix), the Jetson Made-produced “Oh Ok,” and the animated video for “Da Real HoodBabies (Remix),” featuring Lil Baby, which gave new life to a highlight from GotIt’s recent mixtape Crazy But It’s True.


“The handle on melody and flow here – packaged in the ever popular sing-song croon-raps – is impressive enough to necessitate multiple rewinds.” – Complex


“The Faim could be well on its way to following in its famous collaborators’ footsteps.”

“Get in early on the hype because early indications suggest that The Faim is going to take off.” –Forbes

Introducing Polythought and their debut single “Alone”

Tank and Matta pride themselves on “creating an experience that is more impactful than music.” Together they make music full of depth, introspection and emotion, enhanced by strong visual components for fans of RÜFÜS DU SOL and Washed Out.

Patriarchy Shares Video Via V Mag | DAZED Rising Artist l ‘Asking For It’ LP Out 11/8 Via DERO Arcade

LA snuff metal outfit, Patriarchy, has announced the release date of their new record, Asking For It. The debut LP is due out November 8th via DERO Arcade. With the announcement, the band has released a brand new single and accompanying video titled “It Goes Fast.” The video was premiered with V Magazine.


“I wanted to show another side to the song,” says Capaldi. “For me the video is about the people we surround ourselves with that have the strength when we don’t and help us continue to make the right decisions in moments of fear or hardship. In the moment we often choose to ignore friends and family, thinking our judgement is better, but of course in hindsight when you’re in that headspace it’s almost impossible to make the right decisions.”

Skope Mag |:| In Rainbows-inspired fragility from newcomers Zooni > ‘A Flat’

London newcomers Zooni today release a new single ‘A Flat’. An art pop band form London, Zooni were discovered by Mercury and Brit award winning producer Charlie Andrew (Alt J, Nick Mulvey, Marika Hackman), and mix hypnotic beats with delicate piano, angular guitars, and haunting vocals. They emerge with a striking blend of Nick Drake, Grizzly Bear, Portishead and Radiohead.


K-pop supergroup and worldwide phenomenon Monsta X make history next month.

As part of an ongoing North American takeover, they become “the first male K-Pop group to perform at a major music festival in the United States,” gracing the Fremont Stage of Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, September 21. Not only will they be the first K-pop group ever at Life Is Beautiful, but they also be the first K-pop group in history to hit the stage at iHeartRadio Music Festival the same day.

Cadabra Records Presents H. P. LOVECRAFT’s I Notturni Di Yuggoth LP Featuring Music By Fabio Frizzi And Reading By Andrew Leman

Spoken Arts label Cadabra Records is tremendously eager to announce their impending rendition of H. P. LOVECRAFT’s I Notturni Di Yuggoth, now slated for release in September. Decibel Magazine is hosting a stream of the LP’s “Night-Gaunts” as preorders for the record are made available.

Track Premiere: H.P. Lovecraft/Fabio Frizzi — “Night-Gaunts”

Urban-jazz harpist Mariea Antoinette making a “Thing” about her new single

Strip away Lauryn Hill’s scathing admonition to men and women on her 1998 hit, “Doo Wop (That Thing),” and you are left with an innovative rhythmic track that astutely balances jagged hip hop edginess and a melodic R&B soul. It’s an unlikely composition for a classical harpist, which makes it Mariea Antoinette’s sweet spot. She has made it her mission to tackle unexpected funk, rhythm and blues, and pop songs, creating new possibilities for her instrument by presenting them with harp as the protagonist. Teaming with producer and arranger Allan Phillips, Antoinette’s reimagined “That Thing” goes for playlist adds on September 23.

MARS RED SKY: new video “The Proving Grounds” now on Decibel

“The Proving Grounds” video was shot in Monteton castle in the South of France, where the band composed and rehearsed the songs for their upcoming fourth album “The Task Eternal”. Director Seb Antoine (also responsible for the band’s short movie “Alien Grounds” and “The Light Beyond” video) once again managed to capture the essence of the song and the eerie atmosphere conveyed by the setting, where starring actor Gregory Dreyfus was given full latitude to perform.

Video Premiere: Mars Red Sky – ‘The Proving Grounds’

Jeremy Garrett releases video for latest single, ‘I Can’t Lay Your Lovin’ Down’

When Jeremy Garrett isn’t on the road playing fiddle and singing with the GRAMMY award-winning band The Infamous Stringdusters, he’s touring on his own, using the latest technology to develop sophisticated and textured yet deeply soulful performances of his original songs.

The Underground Legends Of Florida Power Pop, Ex Norwegian, Unleash Fresh Summer Video

Somehow, through cosmic forces and mystical hiccups, it’s entirely possible you’ve been missing out on one of music’s great treasures. Following a musical lineage of power pop greats from the 60’s and 70’s, as well as the unhinged genius of the likes of They Might Be Giants and Squeeze, they have spent the last ten years cultivating a rabid fanbase and critical acclaim from publications worldwide. Over 25 tracks (15 on the vinyl edition), Something Unreal is a monolithic slab of glorious hooks and Michelle Grand’s Debbie Harry-esque vocals trading blows with Roger Houdaille’s rabble-rousing tones – if this is the first time you’ve encountered them, a technicolour world awaits you.