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Misty Coast / The Switch cross-pollinate genres on ‘Spring in the Forest of Time’

“We tried to make a musical universe with slightly different laws of nature than real life. A bit less gravitation. The air is thicker. It’s hyper realistic, but also unreal.” – Sagbråten, Lead Vocalist

Don’t Shoot the Messenger, “The Message” a new Single/Video by Dana Coppa and Dope Knife

Don’t shoot the messenger! Dana Coppa teams up with Savannah, GA native Dope Knife on “The Message”; produced by the one and only Charley Cooks.

listen to Goose Bumps by Boyscott

On Goose Bumps, Connecticut’s Boyscott present ten upbeat tracks that forge together elements of surf rock and bedroom pop. Weaving the supple sounds of yore into the techniques of today, Boyscott’s distinct bedroom-recorded bops betray the limitations of their modest studio situation with a sonic depth not commonly associated with lo-fi projects.

Hiro Kone announces new LP ‘A Fossil Begins to Bray’ for Dais Records

In her most personally narrative work to date, A Fossil Begins To Bray is the follow up on Dais Records for NYC producer Hiro Kone, furthering the dialogue set forth on her acclaimed 2018 release, Pure Expenditure. While the statements on Pure Expenditure rallied behind a point of dangerous excess and injustice, the material on A Fossil Begins To Bray embark upon a journey of discovery and self-analysis, proposing a potential reorientation towards absence in hopes of illuminating potential futures.

New Great Grandpa Single (BSM / Double Double Whammy)

It’s a really introspective single, derived from the band’s time living in different parts of the US and an unplanned but necessary period of rest and solitude. Gold Flake Paint also recently premiered the track and called it “their boldest work yet, thick slabs of guitars conjuring up an atmosphere that sits as a moody backdrop for Alex Menne’s heady, enthralling lead vocal”.

O Mer reveals latest trance-pop single ‘The Flood’

On new track ‘The Flood’, out today (September 13th)– O Mer copes with “the fear (and acceptance) of how little control most of us have on an existential, global scale. I found comfort in expressing my fear (of being washed away) into a song that I hope brings comfort to others.”

Kasador: “Again For Me”

Kingston-based alt-rock outfit Kasador spent their first three years cutting their teeth on the road, garnering attention from their engaging and high-energy live performances. Kasador wrote and self-produced their self-titled debut that was released in 2016. Since then, the band released a follow up 2-track single titled Come Get Yer Money in 2017. Both tracks are featured on their upcoming full length, titled Brood & Bloom – an album written through tough times and trying to find something more positive from those experiences.

Nikki Jean Delivers New “Beautiful Prison” Project, Shares Message of Empowerment with “Driver” Music Video

Today, singer-songwriter Nikki Jean delivers her Rhymesayers Entertainment debut project, Beautiful Prison, along with another music video. The St. Paul, MN native first earned notable acclaim for her contributions to Lupe Fiasco’s Grammy-nominated album, The Cool, and touring with Kanye West. Nikki Jean’s new, seven-track effort includes the singles “Pink Lemonade,” “Mr Clean” (feat. Lupe Fiasco), and “People & Planes.” With her Rhymesayers debut, Nikki Jean firmly establishes herself as both an innovative songwriter and a tenacious advocate for empowerment.


The multi-talented musicians David Schmitt and Tommy Cooperman, better known as Breathe Carolina, have long had an impactful presence within electronic music circles. With a string of studio successes already under their belt, the duo has emerged from a prolonged studio agenda with their new album DEAD. Due for official release in the Fall, fans can get an early peak of what’s to come with the album’s first single ‘Too Good’.

for Skope: R3HAB remixes James Arthur’s “Treehouse” (Columbia/Sony)

One of the most prominent electronic dance music artists R3HAB has remixed “Treehouse,” a single from global superstar singer James Arthur, out now via Columbia Records (US)/Syco (UK/IR). “Treehouse” is an ode to survival and accepting that, some days, it’s okay not to be okay, because it’s what comes after that matters. R3HAB adds upbeat electronic elements to the feelgood, piano-led original, with a carefree drop instilling it with new energy. The Dutch artist’s interpretation still carries the inspiring, hopeful tone, bolstered by R3HAB’s bouncy and melodic electronic elements, making it a bonafide festival anthem. The remix for James Arthur follows R3HAB’s originals, such as “Alive” with Vini Vici, “Don’t Give Up On Me” with Julie Bergan and “This Is How We Party” with Icona Pop, accompanied by a hot streak of 2019 remixes he did for the likes of NOTD, Rammstein, Tom Walker, Sofi Tukker, Danny Ocean, Kygo, The Chainsmokers, P!nk to name a few.

Throwback rockers Viper Club release Quentin Tarantino-inspired debut single

Phoenix quartet Viper Club promise to keep the energetic rock ‘n’ roll sound of the 70’s alive, while incorporating a cinematic edge. Today, the band has released their debut single “Beatrix,” inspired by the gritty, highly stylized Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill.

Vérité Drops New Single & Video “Good For It” via V Magazine!

Vérité said about the meaning behind the album, “I wrote and produced these songs bouncing between studios in Nashville and Los Angeles and my kitchen table in New York. ‘New Skin’ is about the middle. It’s the messy and uncomfortable and mundane reality of being in relationship that I feel like no one talks about. It’s about the nuance of love in all of its unflattering angles and complexity. This record is my internal dialogue from the last two years trying to find meaning while loving someone the best I could. This record is about commitment. I’m so stoked to finally announce this project and can’t wait for it to be released.”

SKo “Planes”

Skeleton Woman (aka SKo) debuts a haunting electro-pop sound on her new single, “Planes.” The Los Angeles singer-songwriter-producer is a music industry vet with a slew of accomplishments under her belt. You’ve heard her music in TV shows on MTV, VH1, and E!, while Billboard Magazine praised her songwriting credits. After navigating her way through the precarious ups and downs of the music industry in a band, where she experienced first hand the often abusive aspects of the male-dominated industry, she took a step back. When she returned to music, she was reborn from the ashes of her tragedy. Through that rebirth, she was inspired to create her solo project, Skeleton Woman (Sko), based on folklore about the circle of life. Now, she’s ready to show the world her empowering style of atmospheric, electro-pop.

HELLBOUND HEARTS Release Official Music Video for “The Screaming of Us”

Britain based, Dark Alternative Rock Band HELLBOUND HEARTS has released the official music video for “The Screaming of Us.” Originally premiered on HM Magazine, “The Screaming of Us” is off of their newly released EP, One Thirteen, which is out now.

HM PREMIERE: Hellbound Hearts drops new music video for ‘The Screaming of Us’

Soulful R&B Pop Vocalist Alexis Lynn Drops New Single “Lobby” ft. Malaynah

Soulful R&B pop vocalist ALEXIS LYNN has returned with a new single “Lobby,” featuring special guest rising hip-hop star Malaynah. The song, available on all digital platforms, will also be featured on ALEXIS’ debut EP Things Get Good due out on September 27.

The Who To Release Brand New Album “WHO” On November 22

The Who has one of the greatest rock legacies in music history, they’re one of the all-time great live bands, have sold over 100 million records worldwide including 9 US & 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles in a career spanning six decades.


FRND is the solo effort from Andrew Goldstein, a singer-songwriter and producer who’s coined releases for 5 Seconds of Summer, Quin XCII, Fifth Harmony, Andrew McMahon, Demi Lovato and others, garnering praise from Entertainment Weekly, YourEDM, Nylon and Indie Shuffle, among others.


Lloyd stated, “I feel as if ‘Wild West’ is completely different sonically to anything else I’ve ever released before combining elements of Hip Hop production, a rock guitar solo and disco inspired vocals in the chorus. To have a song included in the FIFA soundtrack has been a dream of mine since I started making music. So excited for the fans to hear this one.”

Creep Show (John Grant + Wrangler) Share New Track “Uneffable” || Out Now On Bella Union

With their first ever UK tour just a few weeks away in early October, Creep Show today share a new single, “Uneffable”. The original track was made in Cornwall at Memetune studios by Stephen Mallinder, Phil Winter and Benge using ancient drum machines and modular synths (Casio DDD1 and ARP2500). However, it was finished in Iceland: “I wanted a trip to Iceland to see John’s studio full of brand-new-vintage synths”, says Benge and he actually means it! So 12 hours later, without a lagoon, fjord or waterfall in sight, he found himself sitting down at the new ARP Odyssey clone made by Korg, and a vintage Roland Juno 106 with John Grant in Reykjavík. “We spent a few days working on the track,” he adds. “John did the vocals in a monotone voice and I played with an MXR pitch shifter to put the weird robot-like intonation back into his voice.” Job done, he jetted straight back to the UK.

New > Moroccan trap compilation NAAR “Safar” out > watch documentary here