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Dallas Riser Mo3 Ponders Life’s Important Questions in the “Why” Video

Seamlessly switching between his bluesy croon and fiery rhymes, Dallas rapper Mo3 specializes in thrillingly unpredictable Texas trap. Introducing his life story to a national audience, the EMPIRE-signed heatseeker shares “Why.” Reverberating with minor-key piano and stuttering snares, “Why” expertly mixes aching pain, humble flexing, and autobiographical detail into an intense and mournful country rap epic: “And all this pain in my body, I’m so numb, won’t let ’em get to me/Hate the fact I’m livin’ good, in the city I made history/Two hunnid thousand ’round my neck, my chains tangled up, they cling-a-ling/F*ck the opps, b*tch, I been on, they seen me on they TV screen.” DIrected by Prophecy Productions, the new video spans decades, highlighting 3’s troubled relationship with authority as a teenager, dramatizing 3’s multiple stints in lockup, and fast-forwarding to the present day, where 3 is one of Dallas’s most in-demand acts.

LA-based indie pop/r&b Rituals of Mine share cinematic “BAD NEWS” RMX

“Note the name Terra Lopez now as there’s the feeling that the Californian singer/songwriter has the talent to, eventually, make an impression on the mainstream” – BBC

Rituals Of Mine has dropped a remix of “BAD NEWS” by friend and collaborator Kevvy (aka Fake Shark). The track is a lush and emotional reimagining of the original on SLEEPER HOLD; an EP that Exclaim Magazine called “beautiful” and “vulnerable”. Stay tuned for the culmination of SLEEPER HOLD Remixes EP.

Judah & the Lion Share High Energy Video for New Single “Alright”

Judah & the Lion have premiered the video for “Alright” – the latest single off of their stellar third LP Pep Talks, which was released earlier this year via Cletus the Van/Caroline. The band has been on the road all year on the Pep Talks Worldwide Tour, which wrapped up last week at NYC’s Alt 92.3’s Not So Silent Night at Barclay’s Center. The video features footage from the high energy tour, which saw sold out shows around the globe including a massive hometown play at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater.

KRISTIAN HARTING: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Falling” Video From Danish Soloist

KRISTIAN HARTING’s prior solo albums, 2014’s Float and 2015’s Summer Of Crush, were entirely written, recorded, performed, and produced by the artist at his own studio. His third LP, The Fumes marks a somewhat departure from this approach. The album was recorded and produced by HARTING and Lars Lundholm (On Trial, Oresund Space Collective, Hanne Boel, Papir) at Black Tornado Studios and Room 21 in Copenhagen and mastered by Nikolaj Vinten (Coldplay). Additionally, The Fumes features guest musicians, including bass from Jakob Falgren (Trentemøller), keys by Jesper Bo Hansen (Glenn Hughes), drums by Mads Beldring Hansen, and backing vocals by singer/songwriter Nana Schwartzlose.

Video Premiere: Kristian Harting – ‘Falling’

SiriusXM Alt Nation Chart Toppers Eliza & The Delusionals for Skope?

“Just Exist” was produced by Kon Kersting (Mallrat, WAAX, Big Scary, Kingswood) and straddles the line of such 90s luminaries as Veruca Salt, Blake Babies, Liz Phair with the modern sensibilities of Paramore and The Beths. The new single has amassed over a million streams in just a few week’s time and proving that its explosive U.S. debut isn’t a fluke, premier alt rock shed headliners Silversun Pickups have tapped the group to be main support on the West Coast leg of their 2020 tour of the States (tour dates below).

UMe Rings In The Holiday Season With Essential Christmas Music Releases

With the holiday season in full swing, UMe has all the music to get you in the Yuletide spirit and help you turn up the joy. From essential Christmas albums and classic collections on vinyl and CD to new original holiday songs by legendary artists to dynamic and diverse holiday playlists on Spotify and Apple to newly-created animated videos for some of the biggest songs in the Christmas canon and a unique holiday hub with a variety of merry video playlists, there’s now more ways than ever to enjoy the music of the season and brighten your festivities.

Skope Magazine X Mack Ray (Toronto Honky Tonk/Pop) “JaleByrds”

Mack Ray has returned with a brand new single and accompanying visual, “JaleByrds.” The video was premiered yesterday with The 405. They had high praise stating, “as ‘JaleByrds’ moves along, its formula begins to coalesce in such way that listeners will be unable to deny the ingenuity and catchiness of what Ray is doing. This twist on the theme and modalities of country is quite exciting. Ray has the potential to go far with this sound.” Check out the new single and video above and stay tuned for more exciting news from Mack Ray.

The Son (of Ghostface Killah) Also Rises: SUN GOD Debuts New Single “Slick S**t”

Spitting bars at a rapid pace over glistening synths and a pounding bass beat, Sun God takes the hip hop foundation of his forefathers in Wu-Tang and forges a new direction that incorporates beats, rhymes and rhythm. “I’ve got my people with me / we gonna rock out / make me take your block down / have the family pop out,” he raps, creating enough fevered visceral energy to rattle literal and figurative cages.

Shenna Shares Blue Memories EP Via The Washington Post

NYC-based Shenna shares her new EP, Blue Memories out now on all streaming platforms. Last The Washington Post reviewed the record with praise, sharing new photos and highlighting her appearance at DC’s All Things Go Fall Classic festival.

This year Shenna performed at DC’s All Things Go Fall Classic festival, and recently finished her Japaense tour with Japanese Singer-Songwriter Shihori. Now Shenna is gearing up to release more music just in time for the holiday season.


In “Homegirl”, which premiered exclusively on The FADER, Leven’s sound is both nostalgic and forward thinking, reflecting the many different cultures and backgrounds that make up his personal identity. “Homegirl” is due to feature on upcoming new project High Tide out next Spring.

Natz Drops Brand New Single, ‘How You Make A Girl Feel’

Hailing from Wolverhampton Natalie Stewart – aka NATZ – is one of those singers/songwriters who has a knack for connecting with the prospective listener based on her life experiences.

Possessing a vibrant R&B vibe, her new single, ‘How To Make A Girl Feel’ displays one of her experiences; it paints a raw picture of the female perspective in a relationship, letting the male counterpart know that she’s in it for the long-haul and that she’s not messing around. Through the frank perspective, The UK newcomer carries warmth in her vocals that’s unforgettable.

Get into Mattie Vant’s “Photographic Head”

The next single from Vant, “Photographic Head” out December 13th, comes on the heels of surpassing 20 million cumulative streams and continues his march towards 2020, in which he opens with over 18 dates in the UK and Europe through January and February.