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DEYO (‘Succession’ Star) Debut LP Out October 18th

The debut album by DEYO has been described as damaged-pop music. Using field recordings, antique instruments, found sounds and creative recording techniques, it is a showcase of poly-fidelity and range. The sounds on this record take the listener on a journey from a San Francisco living room to a small Canadian hut in the mountains of Banff, from a museum in Paris to a taxi-cab in South America, only to be melded together in an Oakland warehouse recording studio. At once classic and futuristic, these songs are threaded together with catchy melodies and uncommon lyricism to create unique slices of textured pop. Working alongside co-producer & mixing engineer Jeremy Black (Ezra Furman, Du Blonde, Apollo Sunshine, Geographer, Langhorne Slim), every step of the way has been a sonic adventure. DEYO had some help on a few songs from grammy-winning engineer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen) and multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin (Jack White, Beck, John Prine). Mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig, this album is a culmination of sonic experiments & life experiences.

The Odd Neighbourhood – ‘Spill Your Drink On Me’ Single Release

Synthetized atmospheres that echoes those of the late ’70s bring to life the nostalgic yet evocative sound of ‘Spill Your Drink On Me’, The Odd Neighbourhood’s second single to be released this year. The smooth, velvet voice of Travis Adams arises from the music unveiling a depth of inner dialogue and a voyage through a personal path. The melody plays as a leading character when spreading a cathartic vibe that literally embrace the chorus or while suddenly changing its rhythm toward half of the piece. There is no chance to be left outside… ‘Spill Your Drink On Me’ will bring you into its world from the very first listen.

New Video From Yungblud Featuring Dan Reynolds Available Today

Filmed in Las Vegas, the video was directed by award-winning filmmaker Jordan Bahat (Twenty One Pilots, Christine and the Queens).


The “Booze Cruise” music video feels like the first beer after a long day of work: Smooth, slightly hazy, leaving you wanting more.

About the band: “Red Sun Radio’s clear influences run from the garage and psychedelia of the Black Keys and the White Stripes to the anthemic modern rock atmospherics of Coldplay and Snow Patrol, with plenty of texture and nuance…” Gary Graff, Billboard.

Check Out BLACK HEART SAINTS Official Music Video for “Crazy”!

Austin, TX based Rock Band BLACK HEART SAINTS has released the official music video for “Crazy,” the second single off of their newest EP, Misery. “Crazy” picks up where the last single, “Lines,” left off: we’ve seen the band get lost in the Texas Hill Country, and now, in this second part of the story, the guys encounter a strange recording studio with an even stranger producer. Watch as mayhem unfolds during the recording process.

PISSED REGARDLESS: No Echo Streams “Maniacal” As Imperial Cult LP Nears Release Through Creator-Destructor Next Week

No Echo is now streaming “Maniacal,” a new track from San Diego, California-based metallic hardcore quintet PISSED REGARDLESS and their impending Imperial Cult LP, out next week through Creator-Destructor Records.

SENA KANA Breaks Record As First Female Japanese Artist To Rack Up 75 MILLION Streams In The U.S.

Sena Kana, the first female Japanese artist to generate close to 75 million streams in the U.S. with her debut single “Up” featuring Sheppard and Wiz Khalifa, continues to ride high with the remix to the track by Dzeko – out now.

Jennifer Hall Releases New Single (RIYL Alice Merton, Florence + The Machine, Sia)

The gorgeous, choreographed video was directed by Max Moore and Alec Basse, who’ve previously worked with artists such as Post Animal, Twin Peaks, Laura Jane Grace and more. “The video represents an inner struggle,” elaborates Hall. “When you’re trying to push yourself to change, but you want to change and progress faster than you actually are.”

Kota Wade Delivers “Out of the Dark” in Honor of World Mental Health Day

Kota Wade is extremely passionate about raising attention to mental health issues worldwide and acts as an ambassador for NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness). She wrote “Out of the Dark” as the final chapter of her mental health story, with aspiration to deliver an elevating message that even the tiniest bit of hope can pull someone out of their darkest state. “As I’ve struggled with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, writing has been an outlet to share my struggles, as well as open the discussion to help bring light to a difficult subject, hoping to help others, or inspire them to seek help. Bringing this stripped down version to life has been extremely personal for me,” she explains.

Multimagic release single “Sunshine” on World Mental Health Day, announce new EP

Cincinnati indie pop act Multimagic returned after a several year hiatus with “Dreams” back in January, but the five piece have taken little time to follow that up with the announcement of new single “Sunshine” earlier today and a new EP, Move On, in November.

Fittingly released on World Mental Health Day, “Sunshine” is the “vibrant” and “mesmerizing” conclusion to a misdiagnosis singer/songwriter Coran Stetter received in 2017 that led to several years of health setbacks both mental and physical as well as the near-complete dissolution of Multimagic’s backing band.

Premiere: Multimagic – Sunshine

Apache Lake Music Festival Returns For It’s 10th Anniversary Next Week!

“We can’t wait to bring Apache Lake Music Festival back for another year of some of the best sounds and sights that Arizona has to offer! 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of ALMF, and we’re going to be celebrating with an amazing lineup featuring some of the best bands and musicians in the state. We hope you’ll join us next week for what’s sure to be another amazing weekend on Friday & Saturday, October 18th & 19th!”

Neon Tetra exude lush pop goodness with new single ‘Jealous Love’

Adelaide’s NEON TETRA have returned with a defining new single to herald a new era for the band in the bright and luscious ‘Jealous Love’. Bringing together an insatiable groove with fun lyricism and melodic strength, the band are in their element and at ease on record. The dynamism of Neon Tetra is on full display with ‘Jealous Love’ – this is a band who has just kept going from strength to strength.

‘Down In Jamacia’ | VP Records to release 40th anniversary box set!

Down In Jamaica: 40 Years of VP Records is a 94-track, multi-format limited edition (2,000 run) box set with a 24-page booklet and art cards detailing the hits, the rarities, and the history of the world’s largest reggae label.

Featuring 101 different artists, Down In Jamaica tells the story in detail through a chronological survey of the key records that helped define the company, from early singles on obscure sublabels (Roots From The Yard, Jah Guidance, and Love) to the well-known VP Records brand that brought Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, and others into the international mainstream.

The iconic song “Chicken Noodle Soup” has been remade with a K-Pop twist

The original “Chicken Noodle Soup,” by American hip-hop recording artist DJ Webstar and “Young B” Bianca Bonnie went viral in 2006. The original song was produced by DJ Webster who was only 19 years old when the song came out. Webstar would wave his arms to clear the floor at parties and tell people to “clear it out,” which gave the song its hook “let it rain, clear it out.” The song took over the scene in Harlem clubs and homemade dance videos from kids in NYC started popping up all over the internet.


Young Thug has released a music video for “What’s the Move featuring Lil Uzi.” Directed by Hidji Films of AWGE, “What’s the Move featuring Lil Uzi” is featured on Thug’s #1 album So Much Fun. In the video, Young Thug is seen wearing Balenciaga, Valentino, 730LA, and Ambush.

Eliot Lipp and MZG release collaborative new track “Pure Wilderness”

“Pure Wilderness” began with Lipp and the MZG boys emailing a bassline and some drums back and forth. After it turned into some living, breathing music the three of them teamed up in the Colorado wilderness to add some finishing touches. The track is a perfect blend of MZG’s mid-tempo stomp and Lipp’s crispy funk, dripping with analog synths and atmosphere.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Eliot Lipp and MZG Join Forces for Analog Synth Stomper “Pure Wilderness”

CYCLES OF THE DAMNED ‘A Time To Survive’ Full-Stream @ Doomed & Stoned

“It’s as though you’ve been transported beyond the now to a time and place when the destructive intent of our collective words and actions has finally given way to a wasted earth, as though the planet could finally bear it no more. …Tad Doyle’s label Incineration Ceremony Records has quite a prize on its hands” ~ Doomed & Stoned

Perth’s Great Gable reveal sunkissed new single, ‘I Swear’ ahead of November Australian tour!

Returning with a new single that is primed and ready for the warmer months ahead, Perth’s Great Gable unleash the melodic and evocative ‘I Swear’. Another solid snapshot of the band’s growth and dynamism over the last year, ‘I Swear’ comes jam-packed with honesty in delivery and genuine charm to match.

Obygden release their self titled debut album

The debut album Obygden was released today October 11 on major digital music stores and streaming sites.

Obygden plays music original to the band, inspired by Swedish instrumental ”proggrock”, nu-jazz, kraut and Anglo-American progressive rock. Songs and improvisations ranging from the soft and gentle to the loud and chaotic.

Ringo Starr, David Lynch & Henry Diltz Live Interview Event

BackStory Events and Genesis Publications present a special evening with legendary musician Ringo Starr, iconic filmmaker David Lynch and renowned photographer Henry Diltz in celebration of Starr’s new book, Another Day In The Life. The event takes place in Beverly Hills at the Saban Theater on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. PDT, and each guest will receive a copy of the book to take home.

This intimate, in-person event will give audience members the opportunity to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience celebrating the launch of Another Day In The Life. This gorgeous book includes more than 500 observational photos taken by Starr, along with original text and rare images from the archives. The book also includes forwards by both Lynch and Diltz. During the evening, journalist and author Brad Tolinski will sit down with this ground-breaking trio to take an in depth look at the memories behind the images.