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DeWolff ‘It Ain’t Easy’ Video

DeWolff are back and returning to your stereo this winter, but this time they strip down and go COMPACT! No drum kit, no Hammond and no guitar amps, as they present to you, the Tascam Tapes. Written, performed and recorded on the road for less than 50 euros, but sounding like a million bucks! Adjust your ears, as its coming January 10th 2020 via Mascot Records. In the meantime the band just released a new video for the song ‘It Ain’t Easy’ directed by Christiaan Kanis.


Twenty-three year old Australian artist Tim Bettinson will share his incredible sophomore album as Vancouver Sleep Clinic next month, and today he shares its third and final single prior to its release. Bettinson, an essential voice in ambient music, follows Onwards to Zion’s first two singles “Bad Dream” and “Summer ‘09” with “Fever.” This track, a sweetly encouraging, acoustic-guitar-laced missive about perserverance, finds Bettinson singing, “We are young and death-defying/And we got so far to go.”


Two-time Grammy Award winner H.E.R. teams up with YG to release the new banger “Slide” via MBK Entertainment and RCA Records. Debuted during H.E.R.’s recent inaugural sold-out Lights On Festival in Concord, CA, “Slide” blends the distinctive bouncy sound of the “Yay Area” while Compton’s own YG drops bars that complement the Vallejo native’s mellow voice, resulting in an infectious nod to her hometown.


The original Queen Bee Lil’ Kim is back to heat up the clubs with her latest bop “Found You.” Kim gets you right and tight to have your booties rocking everywhere with this infectious Jonny Cash-produced beat. Doubling up on this twerk-worthy banger is City Girls’ “Yung Miami and O.T. Genasis with a dope amount of sexual flare.

Fever Joy – Entitled ‘Done Dreaming’

Fever Joy have seen success selling out shows across Los Angeles, performing at SXSW, as well as receiving airplay on tastemakers KCRW and KROQ. The single was produced by Adam Castilla of The Colourist and mastered by Brian Lucey (Cage the Elephant, Arctic Monkeys).

CHamoru-American Indie Artist Rosa Bordallo Debuts New Single ” Citadel” via Ears To Feed –

Today, CHamoru-American indie rock artist Rosa Bordallo (f.k.a. Manett, and member of post-punk band cholo) shared her song “Citadel” which premiered earlier today (along with her self-directed and edited music video) over at Ears To Feed. Contrasting with the “warm, calming charm” (The Autumn Roses) of her first single, “Lost on the Coast,” Bordallo’s latest single “Citadel” showcases her Riot grrrl influences. With Ears To Feed, Bordallo explains the song’s inspiration: “‘Citadel’ is about Capitalist vultures in the concrete jungle. A balls-to-the-wall angry eff you to the 1 percenters who suck us dry. I wrote this out of frustration with the myth of New York (‘if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere’) that attracts bright and ambitious folk who may not realize what they’re getting into until it’s too late.”

Premiere: Rosa Bordallo, “Citadel”

Carly Pearce & Lee Brice Release New Single via Big Machine Records & Curb Records Now

“I often gravitate towards the beauty and the break in Country music, probably why it’s always been my dream to experience the realness of life so openly. Writing ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ with Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana brought up sadness from the past but I truly hope there is happiness now. Thank you, Lee, for lending your unsurpassable voice to perfectly tell my story.” – Carly Pearce

Alexis Lynn Releases Her Debut EP ‘Things Get Good’ and Music Video For “Lobby”

After gradually revealing herself via a number of single releases this past year, soulful R&B pop vocalist ALEXIS LYNN is excited to unveil her debut EP Things Get Good today, September 27. The 7-song collection features “Lobby,” ALEXIS’ most recent single, featuring rising hip-hop artist Malaynah, as well as the unabashed sensual number “Worst Behavior,” the reggae-infused burner “Things Get Good,” and the powerfully defiant anthem “Not This Time,” among others.

HOLLYWOOD embrace unironic and unabashed 80s adult contemporary pop on ‘Parachute’

Norwegian three-piece HOLLYWOOD is the new consummate of, until recently, solo artists; Billie Van, Jonas Alaska and Mikhael Paskalev. Like their collective namesake suggests, the band invokes not only a hallmark of dreams for the aspirational through equally dreamlike compositions, but also the melancholy and heartbreak of the most that don’t ‘make it’. Unironic and unabashed panoramas of late-80s high-school romance sheen with nostalgia, while some tracks reveal cinematic melodramatics, painting the full-length with a range of conceptual textures.

Jasper Lotti’s debut EP ‘XOskeleton’ is out today | Listen now

Jasper Lotti is LA and Maine-based singer-songwriter and producer whose experimental approach to pop music reveals her playful curiosity and twisted sense of humor; creating an alternate dimension in which she exists. Over the past year she’s slowly revealed this world through a series of singles “Take U There,” “Ur So Vague,”and “Idea of Me,” all of which will be featured on her upcoming debut EP XOskeleton out today October 4th.

Reuben and the Dark shares new track “rising” | Recently feat. in ‘Breaking Bad’ trailer

Last month, Reuben and the Dark, the spirited alt-folk band helmed by singer-songwriter Reuben Bullock, announced a new full-length album entitled un | love, out October 25 on Arts & Crafts. With that, the band released the first single “faultline” and the video, directed by Brock Mitchell, debuted last week. Today, Reuben and the Dark shares new track “rising” – the melancholic but uplifting overture to un | love, featuring Reuben’s lonesome voice buoyed by exultant melodies of his band.

EXHUMED: Horror Full-Length Out Now And Streaming On Relapse Records

Twenty-one years since their murderous debut, EXHUMED continues their onslaught of gore-obsessed death metal on their new album, Horror, out now on Relapse Records!

Aptly titled, Horror is an exploration of all things macabre, as the undisputed pioneers of neck-breaking riffs plow through fifteen of the band’s most intense tracks to date. Nightmares meet shred, as the speed-inducing track “Ravenous Cadavers” highlight EXHUMED’s penchant for blazing, face melting guitar work, while “Naked, Screaming And Covered In Blood” and “Playing With Fear” elevate EXHUMED to levels of grind unheard of since Gore Metal.

Billboard -Featured and Brain Tumor Survivor, Darro, Discusses Pre-Surgery Life and Anxiety in New Single Premiered on PopCulturalist

Alt-rock guitarist/songwriter Darro is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. After returning to the U.S. from grad school abroad, Darro’s life took an unexpected turn. The Asian-American musician and producer was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and the rehabilitation process sent him back to square one. He had to learn to speak, chew, and sing all over again. But, he’s maintained a positive throughout and channeled that experience into his inspiring new song, “Undefined, follow up to his Billboard-featured video “You’re Not Insane.”

Exclusive Single Premiere: Darro’s “Undefined”

Singer-Songwriter RORIE Announces Debut Album with Captivating Single “Train”

D.C. singer-songwriter Rorie debuts the stunning music video for “Train” the first single from her forthcoming debut album Valley in The Mirror due out January 31, 2020 via self-release. Celebmix says “it is obvious that Rorie will quickly become a well-known solo artist and makes her own place. She is definitely one to keep an eye on in the future.”

Exclusive Premiere: Rorie Unveils Music Video For ‘Train’

K-Pop All-Star Group SuperM’s Debut EP, The 1st Mini Album ‘SuperM,’ Is Out Today

Tomorrow, the seven members of SuperM will take over Hollywood and perform live together for the very first time. The free concert will be the culmination of a full day of K-Pop via the SuperM Village, presented by Capitol Records outside its landmark Tower headquarters. Vine Street will be shut down to vehicles for the mega-event. The SuperM village opens at 2:00 P.M. and features photo opps, pop-up shops, food trucks and more. SuperM will perform at 7:00 PM. SuperM will make its television debut on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” next Wednesday, October 9th.


“New Sky” is the third video to be released from SiR’s phenomenal new album, Chasing Summer, which debuted at #5 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and continues to be a top 10 mainstay on the US iTunes R&B/Soul Albums chart.