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Gryffin Premieres New Single “Body Back” Ft. Maia Wright

L.A.-based artist/producer Gryffin has shared the latest single from his forthcoming album Gravity: a full-hearted and feel-good track titled “Body Back,” featuring Swedish singer/songwriter Maia Wright. The highly anticipated full-length debut from Gryffin, Gravity will be released via Darkroom/Geffen Records on October 24th.

FYRHTU: “Men Come Hunting” Premiered At Cvlt Nation

Cvlt Nation is hosting the premiere of “Men Come Hunting,” the lead single from Oakland, California-based ambient-electronic folk project FYRHTU, and their expansive debut, No More Days In The Light. The band, formed in the past year by members of Vastum, Hammers of Misfortune, Cardinal Wyrm, and more, will release the album in early November.

The beautiful soundtrack to the Apocalypse! FYRHTU’s “Men Come Hunting”


Today, Bishop Briggs releases a re-imagined version of her track “Champion” featuring legendary guitarist and producer Tom Morello. Morello’s trans-formative touch breathes new life into this bad ass track. Heavy guitar licks and an upbeat drum and bass line, paired with Bishop’s killer vocal belts, make this song a true rock anthem. Listen HERE.

Spearmint release new single ‘St. Thomas In The Darkness’ | New album out November 1st on hitBACK

Today, UK cult-favourites Spearmint have released their new single ‘St. Thomas In The Darkness’. The band previously revealed a video for the track directed by Martin Gordon and filmed in the Observer Building, Hastings that has been left derelict for over 30 years. Spearmint have announced the upcoming release of new album ‘Are You From The Future?’ for November 1st on hitBACK label.


You might not know it but you have heard Tommy Denander play the guitar more than a couple of times in your life. A true virtuoso he has worked alongside artists like Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires, Deep Purple, Ricky Martin, BB King, Anastacia, and the list goes on. His guitar riffs can also be heard in “Glee” and in movies like “Gorilla’s In The Mist” and Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”.

Now Dana Rexx joins forces with Tommy for this special Guitar Edit of her latest single “Time Flies” that brings a touch of Rock to the track and breaths new life into the classic by Vaya Con Dios. Although this is a cover, Dana has reinvented the song in a completely different genre while emphasising the dark atmosphere of the original.

Jennah Barry Releases “The Real Moon” Single, Teases 2020 LP

Where her debut Young Men—a left-field album that announced her arrival fully formed —sounds like an artist flush with the confidence of youth, brooding and urgent, Holiday is a reflection of maturity, of worn-in and worn-down experience. There’s the lullaby “Are You Dreaming”: “‘Every day comes once then it’s over,’” Barry quotes from the song. “That’s what I tell myself.” On “Big Universe” she digs into her search for a higher power, AKA horoscopes: “I needed to know what to do. I’ve always experimented with my spirituality.” Her favourite is “I See Morning,” whose refrain laments, “Looking at the world / nothing ever happens.” The slow-burning, dramatic closer, “Stop The Train,” is a metaphor for whether pursuing music was still worth it at all: “I took a long look behind me / you’re gone.”

CHAYCIN’ CHANGE Presents Motivational Anthem ‘WORKIN”

Chaycin’ Change, professional moniker of Chayce Whiting presents the ‘Monday motivation’ we all need – ‘Workin”, out today via LA based indie label Red Umbrella Records. Presenting his second addictive offering of his conscious hip-hop, it’s an immense anthem of self-drive and determination from the up and coming rapper.

With the message of self-reliance at it’s core, sprinkled with words of faith, belief and trusting in destiny, ‘Workin” is a positively charged gritty banger immersed in textured trap beats that possess depth and reflective energy.


The singer turned 30 during YOU’s gestation and rather than the expected bout of soul searching, the landmark birthday left him liberated. “I stopped caring what other people thought,” he says. “I looked back at what I’d achieved and realized that I don’t need to compete anymore. 30 isn’t old by any means, but it’s not an age to be chasing trends. I know the music I want to make. I’m not trying to be anyone else.”


“Demo Love is the perfect fall album full of songs to listen to that will make you feel at ease. Bootstraps is quickly making a name for himself and you definitely don’t want to miss out on the amazing journey and everything that Jordan Beckett has to offer!” – Melodic Magazine

gabriel black Reveals Stunning New Project ” help me, i’m flying” Via RCA Records

The past few months have been busy for gabriel black. His dreamy collaboration with phem, dead yet, garnered millions of streams online and picked up a high-profile sync in HBO’s Drake executive-produced show, Euphoria. Having previously represented himself in cartoon form only, black recently revealed himself as a living, breathing human and made his live debut alongside Beabadoobee at Pigeons & Planes’ “No Ceilings” show on 26th September in New York. Having picked up support from the likes of FADER, PAPER and Complex and more over the past months, help me, I’m flying justifies the hype.


Los Angeles’ 411 Music Group has released the single “Deep Pulse Extraction” by UK based producer Benji Merrison. This single follows “Troopers Hill” from Hospital Records artist Keeno released earlier this month. Both songs are off of the forthcoming collaborative album The Light & Dark: London due out November 15th

Nuela Charles shares “Got It Bad”

Nuela Charles is a singer-songwriter known for her soulful vocals and captivating stage presence. Kicking off 2019 with her second JUNO Award Nomination for her self-released EP Distant Danger, Nuela is solidifying herself as a staple of the Canadian music scene.

Gavin Haley’s Debut EP, ‘Long Game,’ Out Today Via Red Bull Reords

The Long Game EP features three previously released singles, “Show Me,” “Long Game,” and “The Way I Am (with Ella Vos),” the latter of which recently surpassed 1 million Spotify streams, as well as five brand new tracks. Packed with slick pop melodies, soul-baring lyricism, and a textured musicality, the EP explores life’s hardships while always maintaining an enduring sense of hope.


Raedio, the new label co-founded by EMMY® Award-nominated and two-time Golden Globe® Award-nominated actress, producer, and writer Issa Rae, and Atlantic Records have announced a milestone new partnership. The joint venture kicks off with today’s release of the new single, “Kinda Love,” by Raedio flagship artist TeaMarrr via VARIETY.

Issa Rae Launches Raedio Label With Atlantic; Watch First Release, TeaMarrr’s ‘Kinda Love’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Drug Couple Share Lead Single “Hissy Fit”, Announce Debut EP ‘Little Hits’ Out 11/15 Via PaperCup Music

Today, Brooklyn-based indie rock duo Drug Couple announce their debut EP Little Hits, sharing lead single “Hissy Fit.” Yesterday, The 405 premiered the track, praising, “The song captures this through the lens of hazy, mid-tempo scuzzy rock, complete with surf-style percussion (toms, shakers, etc.) and guitars drenched in reverb and chorus effects.


Today, Caroline Polachek has released her long awaited solo debut album Pang. Although Caroline has released multiple critically acclaimed albums over her decade long career through various projects such as her indie pop band Chairlift, Pang marks the first time that Caroline has released an album under her own name and likeness. Listen to Pang here.


“She’s got the laid-back cool of an It Girl and the swagger of a rap star on stage, and her dance moves please crowds.” Bazaar

Postpunk outfit Audra return with ‘Dear Tired Friends’ LP

Lush wash of sound. In addition to expanding on Audra’s existing palate of Bowie, Iggy, and Velvet Underground-inspired post-punk, there are hints of both Savage Republic’s desert-by-night chill and And Also the Trees’ pastoral power throughout, yet the track still perfectly encapsulates Audra’s unique and vital sound through and through” – Post-Punk.com

“The Arizona band’s signature blend of goth, glam, and moody post-punk will strike a familiar chord. Audra nevertheless have spread their shadow across the goth underground” – Phoenix New Times

Tim Barr (SILVERBIRD) Shares “Wolves” Video with The 405

Today, Tim Barr releases “Wolves” the second video off of his upcoming LP, Sign Of The Good Times. The serene, yet haunting single is accompanied with a video that parallels the instrumentation seamlessly. Yesterday, the video was premiered with The 405, praising his, “soft, lovely voice to accentuate the relaxed groove of the drums and guitars.”

Cold War Kids release new Mikky Ekko co-written song; new album out Nov 1

Cold War Kids have released a video for “Beyond the Pale,” a new song from their forthcoming album NEW AGE NORMS, 1. The song, co-written with Mikky Ekko (Rihanna, Clams Casino), is a piano ballad that features lead singer Nathan Willett at his most emotionally bare as he shares the universal tale of a life spent on the road away from his family. The video portrays the frenetic yet fun lifestyle of being in a band on the road while the despair in the lyrics reshape how one sees these images.