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A Permanent Shadow releases debut album “Songs of Loss” [synth-pop, post-punk]

This pretty much sums up Songs of Loss, the debut album by A Permanent Shadow. A name that refers equally to areas of the moon untouched by sunlight, the after-effects of nuclear disaster and human skin peculiarities, for the band’s founder it represents melancholy, nostalgia and other sentiments usually traceable on the darker side of human life. As they say, the experience is a degree. Lead singer and main instigator CP Fletcher is 45 years old.


Twenty-two years after releasing his first Christmas-themed set, GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz takes a very different stylistic approach on his new holiday album, Gifts of the Season. The 11-track collection will be released on Friday, October 11, via Just Koz Entertainment, Inc. Produced by Darren Rahn (Wayman Tisdale, Toby Keith, Bob James), the album brings a buoyant, soul/funk/pop feel to Christmas classics across different eras, and sheds new light on their rich musicality and lyrical depth. Closing out the set is “A Prayer for Peace,” a new song penned by Koz.

Leslie Stevens’ debuts “Teen Bride” video via DittyTV, on U.S. tour now in support of new LP ‘Sinner’

“I have always written songs to help me heal and to help me cry and laugh,” Stevens explains. “Many people don’t like tears; they are afraid of pain, they want to walk away…When after I play someone says ‘You are the most vulnerable,’ I consider it the biggest compliment. Still, it means cracking my heart open like an egg at every show.”

Boduf Songs shares atmospheric single from new album on Orindal Records, ‘Unseen Forces and How to Use Them’

Boduf Songs’ seventh album and first on Owen Ashworth’s Orindal Records marks his most detailed album yet, somehow voyaging into deeper recesses than ever before. Abyss Versions will see the light of day on October 4, 2019. Today, the Ohio-via-Southampton artist Mat Sweet, the solitary figure behind Boduf Songs, shares the second track from the record, the atmospheric ‘Unseen Forces and How to Use Them’.

HOLLOW COVES Announce North American Tour + New Track “Borderlines”       

Indie folk duo Hollow Coves share a second track, “Borderlines,” from their upcoming full-length debut album Moments, out October 18th. “Borderlines” is another reflective track that builds towards an upbeat and uplifting chant inspiring the listener break past their boundaries and make life an adventure. With this new song, the Brisbane duo also announce their most extensive North American headline tour to date, launching February 7, 2020 in Washington, DC and wrapping up February 29, 2020 in Vancouver, BC.

For Skope: Carnage & Timmy Trumpet’s hard-hitting “Nah Nah” [out now]

Carnage & Timmy Trumpet’s brand new release – “Nah Nah,” just dropped on Heavyweight. “Nah Nah” blends Hardstyle and Trap, and follows Carnage’s latest singles he’s put out during the summer – “Blitzkrieg,” “Slot Machine” and “Holy Moly.”

K.Flay shares the video for ‘Not In California’

Night Street/Interscope Records alt-pop artist K.Flay has released the video for ‘Not In California’. Directed by Clara Aranovich, the video comes on the same day that the United Nations Climate Action Summit begins in New York City, and addresses “our collective inaction on climate change, and the sense of disbelief that I think so many of us feel,” The GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist reveals.

New video: 7AM ‘Everytime’

“Be dirty”: one of the most famous Brian Eno ‘Oblique Strategies’ went like this, and Slovenian alternative outfit 7AM seems to have made it their first commandment. In a world that wants the surface to be manically clean, the production of their new album ‘Benefit for Iggy´s shirt’ is as dirty as a record can be, and it perfectly works.

Kills Birds release debut, self-titled LP via KRO Records & share “Volcano” video | Playing Desert Daze on 10/13

LA-based band, Kills Birds, release their self-titled, debut album via KRO Records, with a brand new video for “Volcano.” Produced by Justin Raisen (Marisa Nadler, Angel Olsen, Yves Tumor), KILLS BIRDS includes the previously released singles, “Worthy Girl,” “Jesus Did” and “Ow,” along with six more incendiary tracks. Kill Gordon has called the music “hot as f*ck,” and Reggie Watts has been urging his fans to listen, while Buzzbands LA has pointed people towards the next live show, saying they are sure to put on “a hell of a show.” The band is scheduled for a Desert Daze set on Sunday, October 13 set.

Echo Park Rising 2019, Day 2: Kills Birds, Spare Parts, Palm Springsteen and headliners where you can find ’em

KPOP Band, (G)I-DLE has Plans for the US in 2019/2020

“The US pr team will be led by Ellyn Solis, and Korean partner Elly Chae of e2PR. They offer a unique skill set in bringing awareness to (G)I-IDLE in the US,” said CEO of CUBE ENTERTAINMENT, “Their credibility and expertise perfectly aligns with our vision for this brilliant group of creative, independent, and fierce young women that are (G)I-DLE.”


“Here, we are introduced to The Brilliance’s knack for sweeping, orchestral melodies… ‘World Keeps Spinning’ is a great showing of the band’s big sound and strong melodic pull, reminiscent toward the end of Electric Light Orchestra.” (Obscure Sound)

“Dreamy yet poignant vocal strings that evoke many emotions and bring to the surface many revelations…” (Independent Music Reviews)

Premiere: The Brilliance – “World Keeps Spinning”


“The Parisian band, POLYCOOL, unveils today their new video clip Monteverità, the second single from their album Lemon Lord, which will be released on November 15th on Big Wax Records. Directed by their friend Léo Schrepel, the video features the little band in the Fontainebleau forest, where La Crampe (a guy with a black hood who always appears during band’s concerts) is in smashing analog instruments. Not cool.” – Les Inrocks


Tonight MTV presents a very special edition of MTV Unplugged, featuring universal rock ‘n’ roll megastar Liam Gallagher, live from Hull City Hall. This very special broadcast will be beamed across MTV’s global network of channels and platforms in nearly 180 territories. The special one-off, one-hour set will air tonight at 9pm ET in the U.S. on MTV Live.

Noah Cyrus Releases “Lonely” Today

Speaking on her achingly honest and latest release ‘Lonely’, penned by Noah herself, she reveals: “‘Lonely’ came to me during a really dark time in my life and is about self struggle and feeling out of place. But the amazing thing is that it put me on the path to getting help and I hope it does the same for my fans who need it.”

NuMetal/Hardcore Act OVTLIER’s “Spineless” Video

NuMetal/hardcore act, Ovtlier, announce their spine-tingling video, “Spineless,” with a premiere via Dread Central. The video symbolizes the horrors in today’s sickness and society; it was inspired by vocalist/primary songwriter, Joey Arena’s experience with watching his grandmother pass on and his “personal views on medical and governmental studies: that we are nothing but lab rats and test subjects.”