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Caroline Blind Shares Dark Folk Ballad “Need to Say”

“Need to Say” is Caroline Blind’s second offering of her upcoming album The Spell Between, due out in February 2020. This new dark and atmospheric composition comes a month after the release of “God Damn The Sun,” an homage to the classic Swans hit. “Need to Say,” sounds delicate and ethereal; it features Rich W. of The Wake in bass, and it was produced, mixed and mastered by Gordon Young.

WINO signs to Ripple Music

Ripple Music are honored and thrilled to announce the signing of doom metal icon Scott “Wino” Weinrich. Wino’s new solo album will launch Ripple’s new “Blood and Strings” series, in which some of the most admired names in riff-rock and metal unplug to record albums of acoustic heaviness. Ripple Music will release Wino’s new Frank Marchand-recorded solo album ‘Forever Gone’ in early 2020.

WINO declares: “Hello friends, fans, freaks! It is with great excitement that I announce to the rock and roll world that I have signed on to the Ripple family and that Ripple will be releasing my next solo/acoustic recording ‘Forever Gone’ in early 2020. I think this is the perfect vessel to bring this music to your ears! Thanks all at Ripple Music and thanks to all who believe!” Ripple Music will soon unveil more details regarding this new solo album as well as their upcoming “Blood and Strings: The Ripple Acoustic” 12″ vinyl series.


“Los Angeles felt like the perfect place to reflect the chorus line ‘like a city drowning in its own possibilities,’” explains Khushi. “We wanted to convey the passing of a full day so we were up shooting at dawn in the beautiful Trebek Open Space and ended in downtown at sunset. We wanted this sped up passing of time to emphasize the sometimes overwhelming possibilities in a big city and in turn the endless possibilities in ourselves.”


Vice has unveiled his brand new single “Drag My Heart” – available now via Parametric/Atlantic Records. The hypnotic track pairs distorted vocals with a pulsating beat sure to light up dancefloors into the new year.

TOVARISH: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Silver And Lead” Video

The “Silver And Lead” video was filmed and directed by David Brenner with live footage/editing provided by TOVARISH. The band offers with the video, “‘Silver And Lead’ is about the struggle between the haves and the have-nots. Those with the money (silver) are able to maintain their power through suppression (lead). That suppression allows them to amass further wealth and the cycle continues as the have-nots struggle just to survive. This song is the inner turmoil and struggle we must face in our daily lives, trying to fight against those that would grind us down. This video, deftly created by Gridfailure, perfectly conveys that anguished panic and rage that we, the have-nots, endure every single day.”


Earlier this year, The Unlikely Candidates released their hit song “Novocaine”, which skyrocketed in popularity since the music video was released this past Spring. The music video has over 10 million views to date and the song has over 25 million streams worldwide. The track is currently heading into the Top 10 on the Alternative radio chart and was featured in the season 4 trailer of HULU’s popular TV show Veronica Mars.

The Unlikely Candidates have been touring nonstop in 2019 with the likes of The Score, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Mariana’s Trench, and show no signs of slowing down. The band will be wrapping up a busy year of touring by playing a handful of radio shows and will then kick off 2020 with a headline tour starting January 5th in Covington, KY and ending on January 22nd in Ybor City, FL.

Everlast and Alchemist release Dream State video directed by Jason Goldwatch

Jason Goldwatch is an Emmy-nominated director, photographer and artist who has produced original content for artists including Kid Cudi, Linkin Park, Jay Electronica, Pharrell and Schoolboy Q. His directorial style uniquely fuses street art and hip-hop culture with distinctly fresh locales and compelling imagery.

CEO Chino Marley “Have Dat” Visuals Out Now

Atlanta rapper CEO Chino Marley released the official video for his new track “Have Dat” today. Produced by trusted collaborator, SspikeTrap, the song’s infectious melody is underscored by the cinematic and captivating visuals, directed by Laka Films.

Town Mountain Releases “Down Low” video featuring Tyler Childers, Live from Red Rocks

Today, JamBase premiered the band’s live performance of “Down Low” featuring Childers, who co-wrote the duet with banjo player and vocalist Jesse Langlais for Town Mountain’s most recent album, New Freedom Blues. “It’s always a pleasure to do shows with Tyler and The Food Stamps,” Langlais explains. “We love the guys and we love the music, brothers in arms! And it’s always a highlight when Tyler comes up with us and performs ‘Down Low’. Especially at a venue like Red Rocks where you can just feel the energy and magic in the air.”

Town Mountain & Tyler Childers Perform ‘Down Low’ At Red Rocks

Names Without Numbers Release Lyric Video For New Single “Firing Squad”

Names Without Numbers (Omaha, NE / Council Bluffs, IA) has dropped a lyric video for their new single “Firing Squad” off their second full-length album, ‘Silos & Smokestacks’ which will be released this Friday, December 13 on Indie Vision Music.


After 6 years of absence they return!!! And this time they bring with them “A new age of Insanity”, their latest album which is going to be released at late December. What a better way to get a taste from it, through their first official videoclip from the album, entitled “Eyes Of Glass” showing their raw power of metal riffing and modern era mixed clean with growl vocals.

Directed by Ioannis Koliopoulos and produced by the band in collaborations with DVS, they show a powerful performance that has nothing to be jealous of bands like gojira , stone sour, lamb of God etc.


Directed by British director Taz Tron Delix, the accompanying visual was shot during the night and perfectly encapsulates the gritty production of the track, aligning with Stormzy’s ever-present confidence and cunning wordplay.

“Oh what a catastrophe, I changed the game drastically” – he raps before concluding the record with the powerful line “When Banksy put the vest on me, felt like God was testing me” following his iconic Glastonbury headline slot this summer where he wore a stab-proof vest designed by British artist Banksy.

Ateller experiences a psychedelic nightmare in new video for ‘For Sure, For Sure’

Brooklyn based producer, drummer, singer and DJ ‘Ateller’ has today unveiled the video for ‘For Sure, For Sure’, the second single from upcoming album ‘I AM U’. The video sees Ateller chased by demons as he trips down a psychedelic nightmare and rebirth.

Brooke Annibale Announces 2020 Tour Dates Including US + First EU Tour

Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale announced today a new batch of tour dates for early 2020. US dates kick off in February and will be followed by her first ever European tour which includes stops in the Netherlands, Germany, France, and the UK.

Mattie Leon shares new live video for “Silver Line” – out today

Mattie Leon is a singer/songwriter hailing from the western reaches of Toronto. A craftsman with a guitar, Mattie refuses to leave the past behind. His sensibilities are informed by the songwriting of the sixties and seventies.

Randall Bramblett To Release “The Meantime (10th Anniversary Edition) January 31st

New West Records will release a 10th Anniversary Edition of Randall Bramblett’s 2010 studio album The Meantime on January 31st. The 14-song set was produced by Bramblett and recorded and mixed by John Keane at John Keane Studios in Athens, GA. The new, deluxe edition of the album includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks from the original sessions and will be available on vinyl for the first time. Remastered for vinyl by Jason NeSmith at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA, The Meantime will be available as a double LP pressed on Limited Edition Burnt Orange Vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve.