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TENTS Share “Cashmere” Video On mxdwn

Portland-based band, TENTS, have shared the video for their new single “Cashmere” on mxdwn.

“Danny Hebron is a mythical creature. A special ed teacher abiding in Northern California with his wife and two daughters. He goes by “Mr Danny” at school. Most of us are such grown ups. He’s a grown up that never lost his pension for laughter. We have so many fond memories of growing up in small town Oregon. I have all this old footage from when we were kids on my dad’s camcorder. We decided it would be delightful to rework this old footage,” says TENTS vocalist, Brian Hall. This music video was a collab with the legendary animator, Ivan Vidovic.

Outlaw Industrial Band CHMCL STR8JCKT Reveal Their New “Black Vulture” Video

Outlaw industrial band CHMCL STR8JCKT are pleased to announce the release of their new video, “Black Vulture.” The single appears on the band’s latest release, “Wrtchd Thngs.”

For fans of: KMFDM, MInistry & My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Indie Act Kat Saul Makes First Week Spotify Splash w/ New Single “I Love To Hate You”

Independent pop act Kat Saul is making a splash this week with her new single “I Love To Hate You” – produced by Prince Fox (Hailee Steinfeld, Quinn XCII) and Max Weinik (ayokay) – released October 01.

“I Love To Hate You” landed on five separate Spotify New Music Friday playlists including US NMF on October 04 as well as editorial tastemaker playlists Friday Cratediggers and Indie Pop.

Swiss Cinematic Post-Rock/Progressive Quartet The Kompressor Experiment shared new video “EMP.AI”

As announced last summer with the release of the ‘Monolith’ Digital EP, three years after its debut album ‘DOUZE’, a bunch of gigs and several months of hard work Swiss Cinematic Post-Rock/Progressive Quartet The Kompressor Experiment is about to release a brand new album called ‘2001’, out on october 25th for CD, LP & Digital editions through Shunu Records (Rocket Miner).

BEDTIMEMAGIC: New Noise Debuts “Long Kiss Goodnight” Lyric Video; Andrew Schneider-Produced Pillow Talk LP By Boston Bass And Drum Duo Nears Nefarious Industries Release

BEDTIMEMAGIC- with Nicholas Pentabona on bass and vocals, and Morgan Berns handling drums, vocals, and pedal organ – delivers a caustic style of noise rock-influenced grime-pop thunder, like elements of some of the Sub Pop and Amphetamine Reptile prime acts were boiled down into a high-volume/low-end greasebomb and fired into the listener’s face through a bazooka.

Video Premiere: BEDTIMEMAGIC – ‘Long Kiss Goodnight’

Alternative Rock Band QU!ET Releases Emotionally Stirring Single “Halo”

Long Island-based alternative rock band QU!ET have released their new single “Halo,” available on all digital platforms NOW. After undergoing a complete rebrand in the beginning of the year, QU!ET has evolved through trial and error, finding their guitar-driven sound through much experimentation. “Halo” is a personal and honest testament to their evolution – the track is their most poised and captivating song to date. Having built up a dedicated following on Long Island, QU!ET aims to rise with the release of “Halo”.

BUCKET BOYS – new album out now – LOVE’N’HATE

LOVE’N’HATE is the one and only construction box to build all kind of stories dealing with love and hate – songs between yesterday and tomorrow, nice and naughty, sick & sicker.

If you’re looking for an unrealistic Illustration of LOVE’N’HATE, you’ll find all you need in this sound from Rock’n’Roll to Country, from Roots to Desert-Rock.

New music: SYML releases reflective hymn ‘Symmetry’ / upcoming UK tour including Scala show on Oct 29th

Today, Seattle-based artist and producer SYML shares his brooding new single, “Symmetry,” a reflective, finger-picked tune inspired by Brian Fennell’s interest in black holes. He explains, “I have been obsessed with black holes for a while now, mostly with how insignificant they make me feel. There is something extremely beautiful and daunting about infinity, especially when it comes to our inability to understand it. This song feels like the dust that gathered in an abandoned space station that’s been circling earth for years.”

12 Music Industry Scams: Everything You Need to Know

This article was originally published in DJBooth – by Mark Tavern, an artist manager, consultant, educator, administrator, and arts advocate with more than 20 years of music business experience.

DAD’S FASTEST SWIMMERS make a splash with single ‘SCREAM MY NAME’

Already the ‘fastest’ indie-pop band, Brisbane’s Dad’s Fastest Swimmers are now on track to be the catchiest thanks to their energetic and thought provoking second single ‘Scream My Name’. Paired with the announcement of their debut EP Hard To Swallow and EP launch show, the Brisbane based swimmers have packed up their boardies and picked up their guitars for the Summer to come!

The Building aka Anthony LaMarca of The War on Drugs/St.Vincent/Dean & Britta shares new album, ‘Petra’

PETRA – which shares its name with the LaMarcas’ beloved German Shepherd – is a bare-boned, often brutally blunt, new work from a gifted musician-songwriter forced by fate to confront life’s hardest truths and consequences. LaMarca had just begun recording at Youngstown’s Peppermint Productions – a vintage studio facility best known for producing everything from polka superstar Frank Yankovic to the Judge Judy theme song – when a spell of intense back pain led to his being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Originally, LaMarca was diagnosed in the middle of making Reconciliation. He immediately started treatment, which brought the disease into complete remission. His disease relapsed last year while in the middle of making PETRA.” The experience inspired a second meaning to the album’s title, the acronym P-E-T-R-A, or “Peace’s Eternal Truth Renews All.” Moreover, LaMarca’s physical struggle has resulted in the most powerful work of The Building’s still-growing canon, a vivid series of deeply personal songs such as “Purifier” and the LP-opening “Transformed,” made even more impactful through strikingly simple arrangements and raw, heartfelt performance.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets unleash wild new single ‘Mundungus’

As Psychedelic Porn Crumpets continue to warp minds and spin out on sold out stages throughout America, the band has found time to deliver another striking single in ‘MUNDUNGUS’! The first slice of new music from the Perth group since releasing their acclaimed third studio album, AND NOW FOR THE WHATCHAMACALLIT, back in May, the new sounds from Psychedelic Porn Crumpets aims for the rafters in smashing out chaotic sounds marked with their unique twist.


LA-based songwriter Shelley Segal has today announced her latest single No, a modern, bold and assertive track that describes the difficulty many women face when turning down sexual advances, out October 4. Shelley has also announced her masterful new EP Holy, a masterclass in intimate lyricism and exciting, innovative Americana, set for release on November 1. The Australian musician has been living and working in Los Angeles for three years, writing and recording Holy in the US while touring and collaborating on a host of noteworthy artistic projects.

Katie Pruitt’s debut album “Expectations” out February 21, new song “Loving Her” premieres today

Pruitt reflects, “Why is being ‘gay’ and ‘Christian’ somehow mutually exclusive? I wrestled with this concept my whole life. It made no sense to me that ‘love’ could be a sin. I finally decided that even if it was a sin, I didn’t care. I was in love for the first time with a beautiful girl that loved me back. It didn’t feel wrong to me. After a tough phone conversation with my father, his words still ringing in my head…‘I’m sorry, I just don’t understand it’ to which I responded, ‘people don’t like what they don’t understand.’”

ICYMI: James McArthur releases new single “Tourist Town”

Today, Welsh-born folk songwriter James McArthur and his band the Head Gardeners have released new single ‘Tourist Town’. McArthur has explained the track is “…about a mixture of places, mainly Posada in eastern Sardinia and the Valpolicella region of mainland Italy. It’s about getting under the skin of people and places through the social tendencies of wine… Wales and Sardinia do have real similarities (although not in the weather) that include an intriguing history, and a tendency for the un-hinged.

WHY? (Yoni Wolf) share cover of Silver Jews’ “We Are Real” for World Mental Health Day

Speaking about the cover, Yoni says, “I always looked up to David Berman. His songs and his poetry book had a huge impact on me in my early career. His death was a staggering blow. We were only distant acquaintances but he somehow felt like a long lost half big brother or estranged uncle. I was a wreck for several days after I heard the news, listening to and reading all his work. Then I decided to learn “We Are Real” as a way to console myself. It was quite an emotional experience but sure enough it helped a lot to just sing his words out loud.”

CNCO Release Highly Anticipated EP ‘Que Quiénes Somos’

Award-winning, multiplatinum Latin American group, CNCO release highly anticipated EP Que Quienes Somos today via Sony Music Latin. The collection of songs were created by all 5 members of CNCO, making it their most personal body of work to date. Joining them on the 7-track EP are Tommy Brown (Ariana Grande), Andrés David Restrepo Echvavarria “Rolo” (J Balvin), Johan Esteban Espinosa Cuervo “Jowan” (Sebastian Yatra), Salomón Villada Hoyos “Feid” (J Balvin, Sebastian Yatra) and Alejandro Patiño “Mosty” (Maluma, Prince Royce), amongst others.

Pollstar Live75 – Zac Brown Band Takes Top Spot; Scorpions & Iron Maiden in Top 3

Zac Brown Band moves into the No. 1 slot on LIVE75 after ranking second in the two most recent issues based on a sold ticket average of 16,026 from five shows on its “The Owl Tour” that debuted earlier this year.

Iron Maiden is this week’s NOISE MAKER, landing at No. 3 for their “Legacy of the Beast” tour.

Phil Collins makes a HOT SHOT entrance at No. 6, charting with sales averages totaling 12,659 from three performances on his “Still Not Dead Yet, Live!” trek.

New release: Diving Station release slick new cut, ‘Honey Bees’

The track flutters between restriction and release, claustrophobia and catharsis.

After their last release, Film, Diving Station have been touring the UK extensively. Notable slots have come for the band at Glastonbury Festival, Bluedot Festival, Dot To Dot Festival, and opening for Cherry Glazerr.

Soulful Songstress NNENNA KING Makes her Stunning Debut with ‘Why’

With a refreshing approach to R&B and Soul, singer-songwriter NNENNA KING makes her debut with ‘Why’, thriving on emotionally raw minimalism, with her soulful voice acting as the central instrument.

Brooke Bentham shares new single ‘All My Friends Are Drunk’

Brooke Bentham today (10th October) releases a new single, ‘All My Friends Are Drunk’ – a song for lost youth and young adulthood and the second with Bill Ryder-Jones.

It follows two EPs of music shored up by intense reflection which has earned the 23 year old many admirers and a rapidly growing fanbase. The young singer/songwriter writes sharp and eloquent songs about her experiences as she understands them, using words and music to resolve and record the tensions of young adulthood.

Ted Jasper shares ‘Back To The Start’ from new EP

Talking about the track, Ted says: “Sometimes when I’m sample digging I’ll listen to the first few seconds of a track and simultaneously hear the new song I want to create out of it – this was definitely one of those moments. If I’m connecting to a song idea a few lyrical themes or melodies will come straight away, then I’ll live with the beat for a bit. I might drive with it playing or go for a walk with some headphones through a park in London or back at home in Cornwall.” He continues: “When I was going over ‘Back To The Start’ I was thinking about the times in a relationship when you pine after the ‘honeymoon’ stage where everything seems simple and you never argue over anything. It’s easy to slip past potential conflicts in those early stages, you’re both learning about each other and neither of you want to reveal yourself fully and risk creating a divide. Once I have a concept like that for a song the words are easy to find.”


After teasing fans on social media earlier this week, groundbreaking pop star Hayley Kiyoko has unveiled her new single “Demons” available now via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services.

Canadian rapper Dax delivers gripping visual for new single ‘Dear God’

Los Angeles by way of Ottawa, Canada artist Dax continues his trend of releasing thought-provoking content with this latest release, “Dear God.”

Recreating the controversial Hollywood blockbuster, “The Passion of the Christ” in his own image, Dax challenges the tenets of blind faith and organised religion as he conducts a one-sided conversation with God that is as relatable as it is audacious.