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Bob Mould kicks off solo electric tour, announces Buzzcocks cover release

Fresh off the prestigious TOdays Festival in Torino and a homecoming show to open the weeklong RadioEins Festival in Berlin, Bob Mould kicks off a three week solo electric tour of the United States on September 11 in Cleveland, OH. The tour – with Will Johnson (formerly of Centro-Matic) as special support for all solo dates – continues until September 28 in Annapolis, MD. Tickets are available now at bobmould.com/#tour.

SUSS announces a blissful new full-length High Line + live shows

High Line represents a new path into the high country for the NYC ambient country quintet known as SUSS. The follow-up release to their acclaimed album Ghost Box (Expanded) on Northern Spy Records, High Line explores the horizon line where the cosmic meets the landscape of the American West. Drawing on influences such as Ry Cooder and Bruce Langhorne while forging new paths alongside fellow travelers like Daniel Lanois and Boards of Canada, SUSS uses a combination of acoustic guitars, pedal steel, harmonica, mandolin and synthesized sound manipulation to take the listener on a blissful and mythic trip into the unknown.

New music: Indigo Lo release new single ‘Electric Behaviour’ today

The track is accompanied by a visually stunning official video created by Fractually, taking you on an incredible psychedelic spectral journey – view here @skopemag –

Homeboy Sandman “Far Out” (Free Single + Album Announcement)

At the beginning of the summer your favorite lyricist announced his signing to Mello Music Group. Now, as the summer is coming to an end, Homeboy Sandman is ready to officially announce his debut Mello album Dusty. The new record is produced entirely by Mono En Stereo whose production credits range from Mos Def to Action Bronson and of course the duos previous EP Kool Herc: Fertile Crescent. The new album finds Boy Sand dusting off his impulses and desires, letting his id take charge. Aside from the Quelle Chris & Your Old Droog guest spots on Lookout, the Queens emcee handles the fifteen tracks solo in what can be described as at the pinnacle of his prowess.


Reese LAFLARE just dropped the video for his song “Lil Skate For President” featured on his two-track EP Lil Skate For President via LAFLARE Records/Empire Records. In the video, LAFLARE is president and rapping to press in the newsroom from behind his podium. Reese has received cosigns from Drake, Pusha T, J, Cole, Gucci Mane, etc., a partnership in StockX and was recently featured on Revenge of the Dreamers III. The rapper is one to keep an eye on.

Funeral Doom Titans ESOTERIC Release Teaser for New Song, “Descent”

The band comments: “This is a short excerpt of the song ‘Descent,’ taken from Esoteric’s 7th album, ‘A Pyrrhic Existence,’ due to be released on November 8 by Season of Mist on 2CD and 3LP formats. This is the first song from the album, and begins by dragging the listener down into a blackened void, before pummelling the senses with intense and chaotic effects.”

ICYMI: James McArthur premieres new single “Plane Sailors” at Folk Radio UK

“(Reminiscent of the)…metamorphosis that British folk underwent during the late 1960’s, when the influence of psychedelia and the counterculture saw the idiom being twisted into all kinds of new and exotic shapes”
– Folk Radio UK

EarthGang Announced as Headliner for Monster Energy’s Outbreak Tour This Fall

Today, the prestigious Monster Energy Outbreak Tour announces a packed slate of fall dates and reveals Dreamville hip-hop duo, EarthGang will headline their fall tour with support from Benji, Duckwrth, and Guapdad4000 on select dates. The coveted headlining position on the world’s ultimate tastemaker tour has proven to be a springboard for breakthrough artists who are about to make the leap from renown to true stardom—notable alumni include Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, 21 Savage, and more.

Drax Project release new single “Catching Feelings” + announce forthcoming debut album    

Drax Project is thrilled to unveil a new single “Catching Feelings” featuring fellow New Zealanders SIX60 off of their forthcoming self-titled debut album – out September 27. The jazz inspired pop group has vamped up the track with infectious harmonies, relatable lyricism and wistful, hypnotic vocals.

The quartet takes us behind the scenes of the track stating “this track is one of the oldest songs on the album in the fact that it was written in Marlon’s (SIX60) bedroom before we even wrote “Woke Up Late.” Having SIX60 as a feature is a huge honor and we owe a lot to them for helping to shape our writing process. The bridge section is literally the six of us crowded around a single microphone on that first day of writing.”

A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION Releases “Becoming” Official Music Video and Album

Toronto, ON based Dark Alternative Rock Band A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION has released the official music video for “Becoming.” Directed by A.P.E. and Davey Bones, “Becoming” is the title track off of the band’s recent album, out now on Metropolis Records.

BLACKLITE DISTRICT Releases New Music Video for “Me Against the World;” Announces Fall Tour with Adelitas Way

Spearfish, SD based alternative rock / hip hop artist BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released a brand new song and video called “Me Against the World.” Originally premiered on Billboard, “Me Against the World” was shot in the Black Hills of South Dakota and is the debut single off of their upcoming, yet to be named LP.

Joel Corry remixes Parx ‘Finally’

DJ/Producer Joel Corry has remixed Parx’s version of their 2019 rework of Ce Ce Peniston 90s hit ‘Finally’.

Joel, who is a DJ on KISS FM, is currently in the UK charts with Top 10 single ‘Sorry’ – which breaks the record for the most Shazamed track in UK history.

Anna of the North releases new track “Dream Girl” and announces sophomore album, Dream Girl    

Today, Anna of the North shares an infectious new single, “Dream Girl,” and announces the release of her forthcoming sophomore album, out October 25th! The effervescent track blends Anna’s idyllic, hypnotic vocals over saccharine melodies as she sings refreshingly honest lyrics. Alongside the track and album announce, Anna of the North treats fans with an exclusive album trailer.


Genre-bending artist Quinn XCII releases the official music video for his catchy and up-tempo single “Stacy.” Directed by Blythe Thomas and shot in LA, the visual is a play off of classic 1990s teen movies, re-imagining a classic high school love story about a freshman’s crush on the hot senior girl. Watch the video here.

VERSUS ME Release Official Music Video for “Give Me a Reason;” New LP, ‘Continuous,’ Out 9/13, Pre-Order NOW!

Wisconsin based Metalcore band VERSUS ME has released the official music video for “Give Me a Reason,” the third single off of their upcoming LP, CONTINUOUS, due out 9/13/2019.

THE SAVIOR COMPLEX Release Official Music Video for “Halo”

Las Vegas based Coscore band THE SAVIOR COMPLEX has released the official music video for their newest single, “Halo,” off of their upcoming self-titled, debut EP. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com, “Halo” is due out 9/13/2019 via The Label Group / INgrooves and is available to pre-order NOW.

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: “Halo” by The Savior Complex

James Holden, Villagers & This Is The Kit band member Marcus Hamblett releases first single from new solo album ‘Detritus’ out November 15th

Brighton based multi-instrumentalist Marcus Hamblett today announces second album ‘Detritus’ with first single ‘Lost At Sea’ (feat. Kate Stables).

The album is a technicolor collage of genres, absorbing elements of electronic music, jazz, post-rock and modern composition.

Yaeji unveils remix of Robyn’s “Beach 2k20,” Elancia rave this Friday in Brooklyn

“‘Beach2k20’ was an instant summer jam for me,” says Yaeji. “The left field arrangement and dancefloor motifs mixed with Robyn’s relaxed vocals transported me to a beach somewhere I’ve never been. My remix tries to keep those elements that make this song so special, with updated percussion, synths and a call-and-response portion from Robyn and I so that you can bring the track to a dancefloor (and have a good time).”


International pop icon MARINA has announced the release of an all-new EP. LOVE + FEAR ACOUSTIC arrives via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, September 13th.

Jessica Pavone Releases New Music Video and Single ” Hurtle and Hurdle”

This album celebrates the first release from Jessica Pavone’s newest incarnation for string ensemble, which features two violins and two violas. Brick and Mortar, to be released on Birdwatcher Records on October 4th, 2019, is her first body of string ensemble music since pausing to focus on writing for solo viola for the last six years. Her earlier work for string quartet, which substituted a second violin for double bass was documented on her 2009 and 2012 releases from the Tzadik label; Songs of Synastry and Solitude and Hope Dawson is Missing, highlighted melody, narrative, and themes of undeniable truths. Upon completion, Pavone focused primarily on creating a new and unique voice on her instrument with her solo music resulting in three releases for solo viola; Knuckle Under, Silent Spills and In the Action. Pavone returned to composing for string ensembles in the spring of 2017 by forming the J.Pavone String Ensemble as an extension of the sonic discoveries of her solo music.

GATECREEPER: Share New Single “Everlasting” on Revolver Magazine

Critically acclaimed Arizona death metal band GATECREEPER share “Everlasting”, the second single off their highly anticipated new album Deserted, coming October 4th on Relapse Records. Listen now via Revolver Magazine HERE.

Remo Drive Announce Natural, Everyday Extended Play & Release “Nearly Perfect”

Indie-rock band Remo Drive has announced Natural, Everyday Extended Play which features two brand new tracks and an alternative version of “Separate Beds” off the band’s latest release Natural, Everyday Degradation (May 2019). The new tracks (“Romeo” and “Nearly Perfect”) were originally intended for Natural, Everyday Degradation but the versions recorded in the studio did not fit the album’s final sequence. “These songs felt unfinished when we left the sessions so we decided to re-record them when we got home,” notes vocalist and guitarist Erik Paulson, “It was a blast to try our hands at self-producing after a couple of experiences in a studio setting!”