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TALES OF THE TOMB Premiere EP Stream “Volume Two: Mendacium” via Decibel Mag

Painting their canvas of extreme music with inspirations of real-life stories of murder, conspiracy, supernatural horror, and terror, Edmonton’s Tales of The Tomb will unleash their new EP “Volume Two: Mendicium” on September 27th. The EP is a collection of narratives surrounding government cover-ups, national lies and the heinous crimes committed amongst the shadows. Before the EP officially drops, the duo has teamed up with Decibel Magazine for its exclusive full stream HERE.

EP Stream: Getting Conspiratorial with Tales of the Tomb

Suitcase Sam Goes Electric on “Growing Up”

Even with the release of his upcoming album, Goodnight Riverdale Park (out on October 11), Suitcase Sam still has no fixed address. Rumoured to be hailing from “the wilds of Canada,” Suitcase Sam has emerged from the sands of time to give us an album that’s an artistic leap forward from his recent Get It To Go.

Chris Hutton “Crossfire”

Chris Hutton’s addictive new single, “Crossfire,” is the anthemic single for anyone who has ever experienced unrequited love. The hooky pop track radiates with electric energy from the very first vocal lick, crafting a powerful emotional punch in the gut. A glimpse into Hutton’s personal life, listeners can feel the ache and longing within the virtuosic melody. It’s packed with glam-rock energy and synthy dance arrangements that pound along with the heartbeat in all of us. “Crossfire” is a bittersweet story about being in love with the right person at the wrong time, and the dizzying melody and powerhouse vocals add intensity to a track that weaves between emotions with an uncanny resilience. Check out Chris Hutton’s emotionally explosive “Crossfire,” out now.

Canadian trio Hunting – Entitled “Whatever You Need”

“For me, I met that person right before leaving town to live in Europe for two months to write songs and try to catch Bowie’s late 70’s Berlin vibe. Though, all the while I felt like it’d be way more fun if she was there tripping around with me. The lyrics ‘We’ll get high on our Fame, all stoned on our vain’ is a reference to what it must have been like to be Bowie and Iggy Pop lighting up that city.”

Norwegian Electro Rock Band Aiming for Enrike Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Norwegian experimental rock band Aiming for Enrike plays explosive, fun and high energy music that has been called “a fascinating instrumental adventure in sound”. The Oslo-based duo — guitarist Simon Følstad Nilsen and drummer Tobias Ørnes — known for its extraordinary live performances, will release its new album, ‘Music for Working Out’, on January 10, 2020. In advance of the new LP’s release, Aiming for Enrike debuts the new song “Infinity Rider” via Treble who exclaims, “the track blends the complexity of prog rock with Battles-style math rock, with a bit of disco groove to it as well. It feels both physical and cerebral, a meeting of highbrow art rock and pulsing, straight-to-the-hips dance music.”

marco benevento tells USA Today about his new album’s “bubbling backdrop” (KCRW)

Head to USA Today to find out how Let It Slide producer Leon Michels, former bandmates Richard Swift and Dan Auerbach, fellow hot dance rockers Liquid Liquid, Ethiopian jazz master Mulatu Astatke, and more all inform this “bubbling musical backdrop” (KCRW).

The Simple Radicals Speak Truth to Power with Socially Impactful Music Video for “New Revolution”

Retro Records: On the heels of their active rock radio single “Medicate”, The Simple Radicals have returned with a powerful video for their new album’s title track “New Revolution”, speaking truth to power in radical defense of free speech. Produced by Factory Underground Studio and edited by Guzman Gonzalez, the video pairs the band’s socially conscious lyrics with hard-hitting images of social protest against oppression.

Exploding UK Rapper AITCH Unleashes BUSS DOWN Video Ft. ZieZie

Following on from his smash hit “Taste (Make It Shake)” – which remains in the UK Official Chart with a recent peak of #2 – Aitch doesn’t let up as the iconic visual for Buss Down mirrors an era older than the young rapper and his counterpart ZieZie. Making its debut on Aitch’s YouTube channel, Buss Down is another vital piece of the puzzle of success that Aitch has put together in 2019.

Billy Strings releases highly anticipated new album “Home”

Billy Strings’ highly anticipated new album HOME (Rounder Records) is out everywhere today. Ahead of the release, the band shared three tracks from the record “Taking Water” – exclusively premiered via Rolling Stone Country, “Away From the Mire” – exclusively premiered by The Boot and “Everything’s the Same” – exclusively premiered by Billboard. In addition to a sweltering buzz of anticipation from fans and critics alike, Billy Strings’ fall tour has sold out in advance in nearly every market. Two recently announced shows at Denver’s Ogden Theater sold out instantly upon the on-sale time.

Billy Strings Previews New Album ‘Home’ With Gripping Song ‘Taking Water’

Miriam Clancy premieres Astronomy a day early, her first album in 10 years

New Zealand-bred, NY and PA-based singer/songwriter Miriam Clancy premiered Astronomy, her first album in ten years, via advance stream earlier today.

“Her new album [is] a shoegaze alt-pop extravaganza,” Jammerzine editor Ryan Martin exclaimed in their premiere, “…executed with the brilliance and captivation of a true artist who knows how to put the pieces together and fit those pieces into a beautiful soundtrack.”


Named after Svensson’s more confident and free childhood imaginary twin, Brother Leo officially made his worldwide debut in 2018. The dynamic nature of the music aligns with his rather unbelievable story. Long before his emergence as Brother Leo, mom forced her son born Ola to participate in boys’ choir and take piano lessons when all he “really cared about was football.” At only 17, he played professional soccer for former UEFA-cup team Trelleborgs FF. After singing during a school function, friends clamored for him to audition for Pop Idol. Despite his reluctance, he ended up landing a deal in his native Sweden as a result. Unlocking a quirky, clever, and catchy signature style, Ola achieved a string of number ones off the back of his Swedish debut before making his bones as an in-demand songwriter with cuts for gnash, Hailee Steinfeld, Akon, and more under his given name. He assumed the identity of Brother Leo in 2018 and began writing and recording with Mark Ralph [Clean Bandit, Years & Years, Jax Jones], Coffee [Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber], Dan Grech [Lana Del Rey, Liam Gallagher, George Ezra], and more.

‘A Lullaby Collection’ Marc Broussard’s New Studio Album out November 15th

A Lullaby Collection SOS III, available November 15th, finds Broussard reimagining a series of classic lullabies — songs such as “Danny Boy,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Moon River,” “What a Wonderful World” and “Godspeed” — which are calming, soothing and enticing all at the same time. The 11-song album also includes two Broussard originals, “Bedtime” and “Gavin’s Song.” Listen to the new single “Godspeed” HERE.

New Release: Toby Ernest’s Rescue Me (single)

“Rescue Me,” the first single from Toby Ernest’s forthcoming album “Camino Real” will be released tomorrow, September 27, 2019. Co-written with Coco O of Quadron, “Rescue Me” delivers a unique take on ‘80s blue-eyed soul and ‘90s R&B. The single was produced by Jacob Funch and mixed by Jan Fairchild (Stevie Wonder, Al Green) and Filip Nicolic (Poolside, Junior Senior) with remixes by Laid Back (“White Horse”) and Kasper Bjørke.

Reuben and the Dark shares new video & winter tour dates

Earlier this month, Reuben and the Dark announced the release of their new LP un | love, and shared the album’s first single, “faultline”. Today, the band is sharing the video for the single directed by Brock Mitchell who says, “the video tries to encapsulate the emotion and spontaneity of recording in the studio. It’s a portrait of these artists creating together in harmony and brotherly bond.”

BTS j-hope Reveals ‘Chicken Noodle Soup (feat. Becky G)’

j-hope of the global superstars BTS is set to release ‘Chicken Noodle Soup (feat. Becky G)’ with accompanying music video available for free on Friday, September 27 at 6:00pm KST/5:00am EST.

j-hope has showcased his inimitable identity as a musician in his first mixtape Hope World consisting of 7 tracks released last March that topped the iTunes Top Albums Chart in 63 regions and ranked no. 38 on the Billboard 200. This time, through the new track ‘Chicken Noodle Soup (feat. Becky G)’, he has gone back to the time when he first learned to dance.