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Grade 2 Share “Tired Of It” + Announce US Tour Dates

UK punk band, Grade 2 have released the music video for “Tired Of It” off their forthcoming record Graveyard Island, out October 11 via Hellcat. The track “addresses the modern issue of the severe lack of privacy the people have today due to current technology, social media, targeted advertisements, etc. We live in an age where businesses care more about the money they can make from selling personal data than the privacy of their users and we’re fucking tired of it,” explains vocalist/guitarist Jack Chatfield. The video was filmed at Tim Armstrong’s Shiprec Studios just after wrapping the album. Check it out, here.

Sandy (NYC) announce debut release, Traces

Sandy is a Brooklyn-based trio comprised of Samantha Pathe (synths/vocals), Stephen Pathe (drum machines/samples), and Jeff Carter (synths/vocals). The trio arose from the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Sandy throughout the Jersey Shore in 2012. After the storm destroyed the house Jeff was living in and left him stranded, Stephen offered Jeff a room in his Manasquan, NJ house. Under the same roof, under unfortunate circumstances, the pair naturally started playing music together. They soon brought in Stephen’s sister Samantha to play and write music with them and Sandy – the band – was born

Chaos Chaos draw on themes of absurdism in ‘Theaters’ [Video]

Growing up in Seattle, Sweden and New York before moving to LA to record, engineer and produce their music the pair have performed with the likes of Pearl Jam, Death Cab For Cutie, Nada Surf, Cat Power, and Sleater Kinney, as well as landing coveted sync spots on Rick And Morty and Lucifer for their carefully curated melodies.

Tycho releases pluko remix; on tour now

Tycho continue to celebrate their acclaimed new album, WEATHER, with today’s premiere of an exclusive new remix of “Skate,” created by Hollidaysburg, PA-based bedroom producer pluko. “Skate (pluko Remix)” is available today at all DSPs and streaming services. WEATHER is available now on Mom + Pop Music/Ninja Tune; limited edition merch bundles are available exclusively via ISO50.


Commemorating his crossing from Colorado into Arizona, Mike Posner releases “Slow It Down”, his first single since his triumphant return to the Walk Across America. Despite being severely injured from a rattle-snake bite about a month ago, there is no stopping Mike, and he will continue to persevere by releasing more new music in tandem with crossing state lines along his journey. He has officially walked over 2,000 miles on his trip.


The LaMusica digital platform has been identified as the Top Hispanic-focused online streaming site as well as the Top Hispanic radio app among Latino users, according to a recently published study, “Report About the State of Digital Audio in the U.S. Hispanic Market 2019.”

Owned and operated by Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (“SBS”) (OTCQX: SBSAA), LaMusica’s digital platform offers live audio and video streaming of the nation’s top-rated Hispanic radio stations as well as a daily variety of exclusive digital content including current events vignettes, celebrity interviews, podcasts, expertly curated playlists and world premier music videos.

The Electric Arch shares “Crisps & Crackers” via The Alternative; their debut LP ‘Out of Range’ is due 10/25

“Crisps & Crackers” immediately sinks into a nodding groove that never lets up, as Marler adds reverbed guitar shimmers, streaky distorted riffs, and a mouthwatering bass solo over a steady, plunky piano lick. His lethargic, stoned delivery grounds the psychedelic instrumentals to keep things from drifting too far of into the ether, and each respective part is leveled perfectly within the mix. It sounds positively gorgeous and Marler finds just the right balance between exercising his obvious virtuosity and doing justice to the song’s sturdy melodic structure. It’s psych-pop par excellence.

Track Premiere: The Electric Arch—’Crisps & Crackers’

Brian Culbertson tells “Winter Stories” in a jazz trio

Inspiration strikes artists even when on holiday break. As pianist Brian Culbertson strolled the frigid streets of Chicago last winter, he felt compelled to write music. Feeling the cold air, seeing his breath and hearing the crunch of snow under his feet spurred the creation of “Winter Stories,” a contemplative collection of melodic musical “stories” recorded in a jazz trio setting. The first “story” that will preface the BCM Entertainment release dropping October 4 is “Morning Walk,” which went for playlist adds on Monday.

Bok Nero and Shizz Lo Embark on an Ice Cream Heist Through Philly in Official “Hood Anthem” Music Video

Philadelphia lyricist Bok Nero and producer Shizz Lo release the “Hood Anthem” music video. The booming collaboration exemplifies Nero’s signature #HoodEDM brand, with free-flowing rhymes spit rapidly over explosive bass drops. The official visual depicts Bok and Shizz on a mischief-filled heist throughout the streets of Philly. Channeling their inner Robin Hoods, the duo go from robbing a bodega to jacking a Mister Softee truck, no one is safe as the duo pillage the land in search of ice cream to dish out to the kids on the street.

“After Alley Life” from L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae

L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae have unveiled a new song and video from their sophomore album Complicate Your Life With Violence, out October 4 (Mello Music Group).