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DEVILDRIVER To Embark on Co-Headliner w/ Static-X for ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’ 20th Anniversary & Memorial Tribute to Wayne Static

California heavy metal juggernauts DEVILDRIVER are hitting the road in North America! The band is going out on a co-headliner with Static-X for the ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’ 20th Anniversary & Memorial Tribute to Wayne Static. The fall leg of the tour kicks off November 8th in Austin, TX and concludes for DevilDriver on December 8th in Colorado Springs, CO. Rounding out the tour package are Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black. A complete list of dates (DevilDriver) can be found below.

11/8: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/9: Tyler, TX @ Clicks
11/10: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
11/12: Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
11/13: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/15: Ft. Lauderdale @ Revolution
11/16: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11/17: Destin, FL @ Club LA
11/19: Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim
11/20: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/22: Albany, NY @ Skyloft
11/23: Providence, RI @ Providence Metal Fest at Fete Ballroom
11/24: New York, NY @ Sony Hall
11/26: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/27: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/29: Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live
11/30: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
12/1: Champaign, IL @ The City Center
12/2: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
12/3: Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
12/4: St. Paul, MN @ The Myth
12/5: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
12/6: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
12/7: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
12/8: Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live

Yuna feat. Tyler, The Creator “Castaway” video premieres today via BET Soul/BET Her, ‘Rouge’ LP out now

Born in Kedah, Malaysia and raised primarily in Kuala Lumpur, Yuna now splits her time between Malaysia and Los Angeles (where she recorded Rouge). “I’m a Muslim singer-songwriter, but I never saw myself as that,” she explains. “That label became more obvious to me as I moved to LA…it was really cool that everyone I met supported the fact that I do my own thing and don’t sacrifice my identity for the music.”

French acid-fuzz/psych/stoner-rock Duo Electric Jaguar Baby shared music video for the single “Witch I Love”

After released three EPs in three years ( ‘EP 1’, ‘Moonshiner’ and ‘Old Songs From Beyond’ ) and then an EP compilation last year, French acid-fuzz/psych/rock/stoner duet Electric Jaguar Baby is about to release its debut full-length album planned for a physical/digital release on October 25th through El Diablo Records and Slice of Wax Records (Medicine Boy, etc.).

Chicago noise rock/post-punk duo Djunah take aim at the ultra-rich w/ raucous third single ‘Bless Your Money’ from debut album (out 11/1)

The list of artists who can [capably] play two instruments at once is short, but Donna is on it, and pulls it all off effortlessly. By design, everything they do in their live show is executed live—no loops, no samples, no backing tracks. Their goal is simple but lofty: execute a full trio sound in time with just eight limbs. This makes the band as much about their passion for their gear as they are about their colossal sound. Many of Diane’s lyrics entwine the personal and political, often weaving together topics of sexuality, gender roles, and political crisis. Their debut album is a full-force barrage of emotional expressions of deep pain, intense sexuality, and personal and political power. Diane’s voice frequently shifts from throat-wrenched whispers to explosive ranting, the melodic line often warping under the weight of her words.

Cheerleader Announces “Almost Forever” LP Out 2/7 via Bright Antenna + FLOOD Premieres “Chimera” Video

The Sunshine of Your Youth was released in 2015 to glowing coverage from SPIN, Relix, Paste, WXPN, Philly Voice and more. The debut also saw the band collaborate with lauded comedy site Funny or Die for their hilarious “A Million Ways” music video. At the end of 2016, following a heavy tour cycle, singer & principal songwriter Joseph Haller put the band on hiatus citing mental and physical exhaustion. “I was at a point where I could not continue to tour. And even if I could, I was not in a state where I would have been able to do the songs from Sunshine any justice.” noted Haller.

Nikki Jean Releases Short Film: “Get Free”

“The opportunity to make something that inspired me, inspired by people whose work and energy I eagerly desire to amplify, was irresistible. This piece is a result of my own journey, my celebration of others on the path, and my desire for us all to get free.” – Nikki Jean

EARTHGANG Release “Up” Music Video!

“In a rap scene where viral stardom is often prioritised over musicality, [EarthGang] infect a dose of well-needed lyricism with their label debut.” — NME ★★★★☆

8KIDS Release High Energy, Anti-Right-Wing Music Video!

Says the band:“There is no excuse not to speak out against the right-wing populism, against hatred and against intolerance. As an artist, you have to take a clear stand here. The absurdity of the current (world-political) events prompted us to confront this topic with a satirical song.“

NEFFEX Release Debut EP Q203 Today Via 12 Tone Music

Southern California duo NEFFEX have officially released their debut EP Q203 today via 12 Tone Music. The genre-shattering EP features a collection of songs that push the boundaries of pop, rock, hip hop and electronic music, including the previously released singles “It’s My Life” and “Sunday”. The group has garnered the attention of Billboard and Idolator, and most recently were featured by Forbes in an exclusive interview.


Having racked up over 20 million streams and press support from the likes of Complex, Wonderland, Clash Magazine, ELEVATOR and more, Leeds based producer Karnaval Blues today reveals his stunning debut mixtape You Come With The Rain via Mind of a Genius. Showcasing intricate electronic beats and soulful vocals, the body of work immediately marks Karnaval Blues as an artist to watch heading into 2020. Speaking on the release, Karnaval Blues states:

I’ve been working on this project for a while now and it’s importance in my life is indescribable. I want this project to bring an immersive sense of nostalgia to everyone that listens, and create a musical landscape that captures the entire spectrum of human emotion, from the lowest blues to the highest symphony.

Warm and flawless, GRAE shares the touching ‘Fade To Back’.

Written from the perspective of Grae as a child, the track depicts how it feels to grow up with a parent suffering from alcohol dependency. Honest and poignant, the track is a personal and tender final piece revealed from her impressive debut EP ‘New Girl’

Dublin’s The Murder Capital Share New Video For ‘More Is Less’

Today, Dublin’s The Murder Capital share a new video for ‘More Is Less’ – the live version of which went viral and forged the band’s breakthrough last year. The video follows the release of their debut album When I Have Fears in August, which reached a Top 20 chart position in the UK, and a #2 position in their native Ireland.

Mark Korven shares blood-curdling new track from new A24 film ‘The Lighthouse’

Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, will be releasing THE LIGHTHOUSE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by Gemini and Genie-Award winning composer MARK KORVEN (Cube, The Witch, Into the Tall Grass) this Friday, October 18. The soundtrack features music from the Robert Eggers-directed horror film and is composer Mark Korven’s second collaboration with the director following his score for Eggers’ directorial debut The Witch. Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, A24’s The Lighthouse made its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and premieres in theaters Friday, October 18 (NY/LA) with expansion to follow.

Manchester Pop Psych Group Whyte Horses Announce New Album

The notoriously elusive Whyte Horses have announced details of their third studio album, appropriately for now entitled ‘Hard Times’ and set to be released on January 17th 2020 through burgeoning indie label CRC Records. Described by Whyte Horses’ creator and curator Dom Thomas as a “fantasy mixtape”, the project sees this shape-shifting musical dream-pop collective re-imagining songs from an eclectic mix of musical backgrounds.


L Devine’s quest to craft the perfect pop song is connecting with a rapidly growing audience. Charli XCX has hailed her as an artist of the future and everyone from V Magazine and Billboard, to YouTube and Amazon Music has listed her as a “one to watch.” There’s a natural spark between L Devine and her expanding following – the vulnerability of her songwriting is embraced by fans who are experiencing similar growing pains as they transition into adulthood.


Norway’s biggest band Highasakite are back with the first part of their new mini-album, ‘TheBare Romantic’Part 1, out now via Propeller Recordings.

Following on last year’s dark and brooding third album’Uranium Heart’, the band – whose record-breaking album ‘Silent Treatment’ spent over two years on the Norwegian Top 40 chart, whilst their #1 charting successor ‘Camp Echo’- saw them cementing their status as one the most important names in Norwegian music.