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The Switch releases viridescent volume ‘Birds of Paradise’ – new album + single      

New single here released with the album from Norwegian sophisti-pop septet The Switch – ‘Birds of Paradise’

From budding seeds to the overarching themes of this viridescent volume, the outfit hones something stylistically varied, surrealistically inclined and tactile, like a brightly plumaged exotic bird lost in the upper stretches of the northern hemisphere.


Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group gears up for a thrilling lineup of events to celebrate Halloween, spanning Sunday, Oct. 27 through Thursday, Oct. 31. Clubgoers can dress in costume and revel in a roster of spirited soirees with sounds by acclaimed artists including global sensations, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki.

INTRODUCING… Country-pop artist Jolene Dixon with new single “Dreamer”

Tennessee songwriter Jolene Dixon has shared her debut single release titled “Dreamer” with an exclusive premiere via Americana Highways who called the track “an inspiration.” Accompanying the track is the official music video with a kaleidoscope of visuals that embody Dixon’s charm and grit.


Latvian-born singer/songwriter Linards Zarins returns with the release of his highly-anticipated new single “I Miss You.” Continuing a tradition of blazing trails and breaking ground, Zarins sets for a big impact at radio.


Atlantic recording artist Gucci Mane has officially announced the release of his much-anticipated new album. WOPTOBER II – the groundbreaking rap icon’s 15th studio album and 101st overall project – arrives Thursday, October 17th at 9pm PT at all music retailers and streaming services.

ZEISTENCROIX Denounce The Rise Of ‘Gen Z’

The 11 tracks of the new album Gen Z are based on dark realism. The lyrics travel between topics of despair, cynicism and reality that the current society faces in the wake of technology and social media, giving steps further on losing touch with humanity. Melodically, Gen Z is structured on deep orchestration and the long time lost “Wall of Sound” while rhythmically it explores new territory with a blend of “world sound”, “folklore” and “heavy metal” that encompass this post industrial noir sound.

New Music: Newcomer De Rien steps into the spotlight with stunning chillwave debut “Cali” 🌴

German producer and multi-instrumentalist De Rien releases debut single “Cali” on Berlin label Lekker Collective. Residing between neo-soul, organic electronica and a splash of nu-disco, “Cali” is built on the foundation of a soulful groove set by a shuffling percussive line and mellow synth line, while lush layers of distorted vocals litter the track.

“Cali” was constructed with intentional levity, enhanced by smooth synth chords. A certain easiness emerges, hardly found within our daily routines. – De Rien

New > ADORE ADORE announce new EP, ‘Break In The Line’ > Hear first track, ‘Heal Myself’, now

Adore Adore have announced their debut EP, ‘Break In The Line’, on blossoming US indie label 48k.

Since one half of the duo (Will) moved to Berlin from NYC two years ago, Adore Adore have been zeroing in on a sound that traverses pop and queer club culture, twisting anthemic pop vocals and pairing them with abrasive, twisted instrumentals. Playing with form, rhythm and texture, on ‘Break The Line’, the duo bare all.

Hype-O fuses Nigerian afrobeat with lyrical hip hop with Chozen 1ne on ‘Naija 2 LDN’

Fresh heat out of UK, as afrobeat and hip hop fuse to bring this new funky new single from Hype-O & Chozen 1ne. Produced by JGlad, the West African guitar riffs are in full effect on this feel good and bouncy party starter.


Chicago by way of St. Charles IL artist Jack Larsen has announced his debut LP Mildew available October 23rd via Chicago’s Closed Sessions label. The announcement of the album is accompanied by a new song “Vanity”, a driving yet reflective piece of psych-pop that’s indicative of what to expect from the album. Jack explains “Vanity was written at what I would consider a point of rock bottom in my life. Discouraged within my art and personal relationships, I wrote this song as a form of self-reflection in order to capture my feelings of vulnerability and isolation. The lyrics are straightforward and cover most of the facets I was facing: being broke and unemployed while feeling worthless and apprehensive.”

Poliça Announce New LP ‘When We Stay Alive’ Out 1/31/20

When Poliça’s singer Channy Leaneagh fell off her roof while clearing ice in early 2018, she smashed her L1 vertebrae and battered her spine, leaving her in a brace with limited mobility for months. Yet When We Stay Alive, is not about one debilitating accident. It’s about the redemptive power of rewriting your story in order to heal, and reclaiming your identity as a result.


Love Language is informed by UMI’s upbringing as a mixed-race girl in America. Always feeling slightly out of place, she turned to music from Sade, Erykah Badu, Seiko Matsuda, Crystal Kay and many more to help her parse her place in the world.

Valencia James – Entitled ‘Dreamers’

New York born, Sydney bred dark-pop artist Valencia James is making music for those in need. With a catalogue of music inspired by real life events, Valencia is on a mission song by song to give listeners something real, something organic, something true.

Lontalius releases new album ‘All I Have’

Wellington, New Zealand based Lontalius’ new album ‘All I Have’ is out now. The much-anticipated follow up to his Partisan Records-released debut album I’ll Forget 17; the new album which Lontalius (aka Eddie Johnston) is self-releasing via his PBWH imprint, was co-produced with Om’Mas Keith (known for his work w/ Frank Ocean, Erykah Badu, Kevin Abstract etc) – and features contributions from the likes of Jim Fairchild (member of Modest Mouse and Grandaddy), Roy Blair, Instupendo, Mr Hudson and more.

Brazilian Pop Punk/Emo Band INNER 29 To Release Debut “Now and Again, Here”

Indie Vision Music is proud to present a brand new EP from Brazilian based pop-punk/emo band – INNER 29. Full of catchy choruses and punchy guitar and piano driven pop-punk music. Fans of Something Corporate, Blink-182, Motion City Soundtrack, Relient K, Homegrown, Jimmy Eat World, Armor For Sleep, and Brandtson will find something to instantly enjoy about this new band

IV League’s Lachie Gilmour – aka Bluey – offers debut, self-titled EP

Having only just released a warmly-received first single under the new, solo moniker of Bluey, Melbourne guitarist and songwriter Lachie Gilmour now offers a full, self-titled debut EP.

In contrast to his role in IV League, Bluey surprises as he effortlessly embraces lead for the first time. His glorious take on the bedroom pop genre sprinkles mesmerising synth swirls over an otherwise low-key, rock-tinged approach — think a hybrid-take on the likes of Elliott Smith, The Drums, Beach Fossils and Alex G.