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Parker Gispert of The Whigs Releases “That’s Life” Single Tomorrow – Sinatra Favorite Premiered by PopMatters Today

Parker Gispert, frontman of the acclaimed rock and roll band The Whigs, is set to release his version of “That’s Life” tomorrow via the New West Records Athens, GA-based imprint Normaltown Records. Written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon, “That’s Life” has been recorded by multiple artists, most famously by Frank Sinatra for his 1966 album of the same name. Most recently, Sinatra’s version has been prominently featured in the 2019 blockbuster film Joker, directed by Todd Phillips. Gispert’s version of “That’s Life” was produced by Emery Dobyns (Patti Smith, Antony & The Johnsons) who also produced his solo debut Sunlight Tonight released in 2018.

Refused Premiere “Economy of Death” at SPIN — LISTEN!

“The Economy of Death” is a master class in the specific type of songcraft that has made the Swedes one the most respected and celebrated bands of their generation. It contains one of their most punishing riffs and one of their most tender moments in its four-minute running time. Sharp as a shard of glass and blunt as a wrench to the temple, with echoes of German speed metal and the snarl of early punk, this mesmerizing tour de force will make the week-long wait for the record unbearable.


“Wheels on the Bus” is proving to be a fan favorite with over 18million audio streams to date, while the album has surpassed an impressive total of over 170 million audio streams to date, having also entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #3. K-12 the film has now been viewed over 32 million times on YouTube since its release on September 6th.

Music’s Lost Treasures Release Quirky ‘Making Deals’ Music Video

Somehow, through cosmic forces and mystical hiccups, it’s entirely possible you’ve been missing out on one of music’s great treasures. Following a musical lineage of power pop greats from the 60’s and 70’s, as well as the unhinged genius of the likes of They Might Be Giants and Squeeze, they have spent the last ten years cultivating a rabid fanbase and critical acclaim from publications worldwide. Over 25 tracks (15 on the vinyl edition), Something Unreal is a monolithic slab of glorious hooks and Michelle Grand’s Debbie Harry-esque vocals trading blows with Roger Houdaille’s rabble-rousing tones – if this is the first time you’ve encountered them, a technicolour world awaits you.

TR/ST Shares “cor” with Interview Mag

TR/ST has shared his new single “cor”, out today on all DSPs. In July, TR/ST announced the LP The Destroyer – 2 The new LP will be out 11/1 and to celebrate, TR/ST is going out on the road with a release show at LA’s Novo then heading east over to NYC’s Knockdown centre for an extra party where special guests Light Asylum, CHRISTEENE & Total Freedom will be joining him alongside direct support from SRSQ .

Robert Alfons of TR/ST Is Listening to Brian Eno, Fiona Apple, and Drake

CHTHONIC DEITY: Death Metal Unit Featuring Members Of Scolex, Ascended Dead, And More

CHTHONIC DEITY was spawned by Erika Osterhout and Charlie Koryn when their respective bands — Scolex and Ascended Dead — played together in November 2013. Fueled by a common passion for the soul-swallowing sounds of bands like Nihilist, Sacrilege, and Stormcrow, the duo united in January 2014 to record a crude rehearsal, writing some songs on the spot. Osterhout played the demo for her bandmate in another project, Necrosic. Soon thereafter Koryn was recruited to play drums for Necrosic and CHTHONIC DEITY was put on hold.

Keeana Kee with a mix of upbeat, sexy exotic pop tunes that make you want to dance on a Spanish beach and fall in love

Upcoming superstar Keeana Kee is on fire with the premiere of her new single “Let’s Make Love”. With a serious string of songs making waves from the eclectic musician, Keeana Kee will draw you in and uplift your soul. The piece, which was produced by DAVIX, shows the vibrant and unique side of her buzzworthy songwriting and production with vocals to die for. (PasteMagazine.com)

Seasoned Power Pop Outfit The Persian Leaps Release Single “Catnip For Cupid”

“I’ve been a comic book fan since I was a kid. The phrase “catnip for cupid” actually came from the TV show, Arrow. Team Arrow was fighting a villain-of-the-week named Cupid. They needed some irresistible bait to catch her–some “catnip for Cupid.” I l the phrase and immediately wrote this song, the premise of which is that we’re all toys that Cupid can’t resist playing with–often too roughly. I don’t necessarily think that’s true, but I like the way it came together.”-Drew Forsberg


Last month, Me and My Shadow, also known as MXMS, released their new single “What’s My Name” in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day. War-torn from battles with mental illness and addiction, the duo wanted their listeners to know that it was an important day.

Lev Snowe premieres trippy new single “Someday Soon” via Vents Magazine

Lev Snowe spends his days tinkering away in his bedroom studio building up his psychedelic Xanadu. Raised on the warm hiss of ’70s soul jazz recordings, the slack chill of the L.A. beat scene, and the nostalgic synth swaying of Boards of Canada, this Canadian songwriter/producer creates an atmosphere that is both washed out and danceable — pensive, yet uplifting. And like a wandering mind spent cooped up all winter, Snowe’s music never sits still for too long. Lush electronics bloom around shimmering guitars and the wonky grit of ’90s era hip hop grooves, all while Snowe’s wistful lyricism drifts hypnotically in and out of focus—a carefree soundtrack fit for either chaotic house parties or those endless summer nights spent escaping reality.

PREMIERE: Lev Snowe Releases New Single “Someday Soon”

Green Buzzard releases new track ‘Nothing’s Happening Here’

Green Buzzard today releases a new track ‘Nothing’s Happening Here’, lifted from his upcoming debut album ‘Amidst The Clutter & Mess’ out 8th November via I OH YOU.

ALA.NI Releases “Van P” ft. Rapper/Actor Lakeith Stanfield

Today, the UK-born, Paris-based artist ALA.NI released her new single “Van P” featuring actor/rapper Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You, Atlanta, Get Out). “Van P” is off of ALA.NI’s upcoming sophomore album ACCA, which will be released on January 24th. So far the album has been praised by NPR Music, The FADER, and Vibe, who praised “Van P” for its “sparse, spacious soundbed that leaves space for ALA.NI’s breathy vocals to shine.”

LAVISHER: “Garment” By Chicago Alt-Rock Band Streaming At Captured Howls

Next week, Nefarious Industries will release Drastic Shadows, the debut full-length from Chicago alt-rock band LAVISHER. As the album’s public unveiling approaches, Captured Howls is now hosting the advance stream of the new single “Garment.”

Explore Lavisher’s Intense Newest Immersive Rock Track Exclusively Right Here

TENTS – New LP ‘Medicine’ Out Today via Badman Recording Co. | Playing West Coast Dates

Today, Portland-based band, TENTS share their sophomore album, Medicine out now on all DSPs via Badman Recording Co. Earlier this week, mxdwn premiered their latest video, “Cashmere” praising, “80s-inspired visual techniques with lush, hooky music.” This week their single, “Hutah!” was featured as the “Song Of The Week” with Portland Radio Station, KINK FM.

mxdwn PREMIERE: TENTS Take a Retro Approach in New Video for “Cashmere”