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Borza: “Live and Love”

Borza is British-born Persian Québéquois, living & travelling between Canada & Europe, trying to spread as much love as possible through his music, as a human being on this earth, for now.

Russian Baths unveil “Responder” via BrooklynVegan | Record release show w/ Bambara

“Sometimes a rock band exudes such swirly, Goth-tinged intensity, you’d swear you can actually hear the smoke machines and foreboding light.” ~ NPR Music

“…an ambient wash of artfully loud rock music, pushed and pulled by lulling vocals and echoing yet powerful riffs.” ~ Stereogum

Queercore Icons Team Dresch Are Back With A Brand New 7″ + Single!

The recent release of their new single “Your Hands My Pockets” was called “A rollicking, pop-punk lust bomb” by RollingStone. The 7″ B side features another new song, “Basket,” an emo-melodic song about loss and grief. The songs are just as transcendent as anything that’s come before.

Phil Good “Wonder” Single + Video

The track is a breakup song as unique and sincere as Phil – “It’s not like ‘I miss you’, It’s more like ‘Who are you now?’ We also just announced that Phil will be supporting Jaymes Young on his upcoming US tour.

DEAD|LOVE Debut Single ‘The Wolf’ – Out Now!

The Wolf is the first single from the band DEAD|LOVE from their debut EP The Hunger Builds due out in the near future via Sliptrick Records. It’s a true raw hardcore track that is relentless in both music & Ceekayʼs vocal delivery.

The story of the hungry lone wolf is depicted in many folk tales since the dawn of time and this like the ones before tells the story. “Captivate the prey with passion, and skin them to the bone”! A lyric taken from the song, definitely describes the tale!!!

N.a.s.H. Release Official Lyric and Live Video for “D.I.T.C.H.”

New York based Heavy Alternative Rock Band N.a.s.H. has released both an official lyric and live performance video for their single, ” “D.i.t.c.h,” off of their newly released LP, Incredible Villains.

XXMISFIT Track: Why Do I Always Feel This Way?

XXMISFIT is a hip-hop artist out of New Jersey with his own unique and melodic sound. Combining Rock beats and dark hip-hop lyrics, you get what he calls “misfit music” as artists like Juice WRLD and Travis Scott influence him highly. His intricate chorus’ and meticulous lyrics are what makes Misfit, as friends call him, misfit and keeps everyone listening from start to finish. As he says, “I’m just misunderstood. I’m here to help those who feel out of place in this world, or as I call us, the social outkasts. Know you are not alone.”

STATIC-X Releases Video Teaser for New Song, “HOLLOW”

STATIC-X has released a video teaser for their new song, “HOLLOW,” off of their highly anticipated 7th studio album, PROJECT REGENERATION. The album is scheduled to release May 29, 2020 with all pre-ordered merchandise associated with the new album to begin shipping October 15th.

COYOTE KID Announce Release of ‘Skeleton Man’

Minnesota based, cinematic rock band COYOTE KID has announced the release of their hotly anticipated concept album, Skeleton Man. Funded in large part through fan support via a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Skeleton Man introduces fans to the dark world first revealed in the debut single, “Femme Fatale.”

Yungeen Ace and Blac Youngsta Salute Bad Chicks Everywhere with a NSFW Video

Flashing superstar-level charisma and a strong sense of drawly melody, Yungeen Ace looks to continue his long streak of bonafide street hits. Breathing new life into his latest single, released last month, Ace recruits Blac Youngsta for the “Bad B*tch” (Remix) and the accompanying music video. A flute-laden trap slapper produced by Dez Wright & Kyle Junior, “Bad B*tch” finds Ace putting the object of his affections on a pedestal, praising her every move in explicit detail. On the remix, Blac Youngsta brings his manic intensity to the fold, packing as many syllables into each bar as possible as he praises his woman for sticking with him through thick and thin: “Blew up and she proud of me/She was by my f*ckin side before them b*tches thought of me.” In the Omar Jones-directed video, which features cameo appearances from 9lokknine and Slayter, Ace and Blac Youngsta saunter their way through a parade of baddies, making their way from the bedroom, to the poolside, to the gentleman’s club.

BiXX Track: Above the Clouds

American newcomer BiXX is up next on Nocturnal Animals with what can only be described as one hell of an uplifter! Loads of acid and rip roaring melodies are the order of the day on this euphoria packed beauty!

NO YELLING unveiled new song “Ashes”

5 years after the EP ‘A is watching you’ (2014), French indie-rock/alternative/post-rock quartet No Yellling unveiled a few days ago the first song from their upcoming album with “Ashes” available right now on Bandcamp.

Spitty The Sequel – Sorry James

Spitty The Sequel takes you on a ride through a chilling true life story in his new single off his project Snacks Vol.3 “Sorry James”.

Jack Broadbent // New single “Wishing Well”

Hailed as “the new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival, and “the real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, singer-songwriter, Jack Broadbent, returns after 3 years to deliver an upbeat and smooth slide guitar performance in his new single “Wishing Well”.

NEW SINGLE: Baltimore pop/alternative rock trio Taller Tales premieres “Bloodlines” ahead of next month’s ‘Kalorama’ EP release

X Alfonso, one of the best examples of contemporary music in Cuba, releases his single CAMBIO

On September 27, after a break of nearly a decade, X Alfonso, one of the most important musicians of the young Cuban arts scene, winner of a Goya Award for the Habana Blues (2005) soundtrack, released his first single CAMBIO. The song is the first of several to be released from his new album INSIDE.

As is typical of his music, CAMBIO is a blend of provocative yet thoughtful lyrics, electronic sounds, modern technology, and a good amount of ethnic and tribal rhythms.


“This is a writerly album, packed with evocative lines that are harrowing one moment and hilarious the next.” – WALL STREET JOURNAL

“His funny bone seems more acute than others punching in his weight class rap-wise” – THE FADER

“For fans of Brown’s most exotic leanings, this may be a blasphemous statement, but uknowhatimsayin¿ is Danny Brown’s best rap record.” – COMPLEX


Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-Platinum artist Halsey celebrated her birthday by sharing a new song, “clementine,” and the accompanying music video. The track is from her new album, Manic, which will be released on January 17, 2020 on Capitol Records. Halsey wrote “clementine” with John Cunningham, who also produced the track.

Adrian Benegas ft. Ralf Scheepers – Servants of the Death (Official Lyric video)

“The Revenant” is the debut solo album by Paraguayan artist Adrian Benegas and will be released on November 15 through the German label Pride & Joy Music. The first promotional single “Servants of the Death” (ft. Ralf Scheepers) was released last Friday, September 27 through its official YouTube channel:

HEILUNG Announce First Ever North American Tour

Speaking of the tour, HEILUNG comments: “Heilung is proud to announce our first tour in North America. Like our forefathers 1000 years ago, we will cross the ocean and set foot on the land they called Vinland. Ticket sales begin Friday the 11th of October 10 EST. Come join the ritual.”

HEILUNG have previously announced European tour dates for this fall, which has already sold out cities in Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, France, and Belgium.

STR8 – release new single & Lyric video

Str8 was born at the end of the 90s by members of well-known metal bands of the Pisa underground circuit, with the common idea of creating their own sound that recalls the powerful sonorities of the Metal environment but still remains easy to assimilate. The original line-up, consisting of two guitars, bass, drums and vocals, gives birth to two demos, where the band manages to experiment with various sounds. The first is “STR8”, released in 2000, followed in 2003 by “Memories”.

Blackberry Smoke debuts new “One Horse Town” performance video

Originally released in 2012 on the band’s acclaimed album The Whippoorwill, “One Horse Town” is one of Blackberry Smoke’s most popular songs. Of the track, The New York Times declares, “One of the finest tradition-minded country songs…takes the familiar narrative of a rural oasis and upends it,” while Rolling Stone praises, “stirring country blues lament…a song that goes against the grain of contemporary country’s penchant for small-town anthems.”

Dan + Shay Announce 2020 The (Arena) Tour

Solidifying their superstar status with yet another career milestone, GRAMMY-winning duo Dan + Shay have announced dates for their first ever headlining arena trek, Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour. The 35+ date tour, presented by AEG Presents, will kick off March 6, 2020 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN and conclude October 31, 2020 at Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA. The tour will also include a stop at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.