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Chicago’s The JAB Announce Feb 4 Release Of New LP ‘Consume’

Of the new single, PopMatters’ Jedd Beaudoin writes: “The Jab finds the sweet spot between blues and punk…It’s soulful, complex, and the sound of smoldering rock ‘n’ roll ambitions and swagger presented in an infectious package.”

The JAB frontman Jam Alker was showcasing his punk-blues aesthetic for major labels on the Chicago club circuit just a handful of years ago. With the world at his fingertips, he swapped his guitar for the needle and disappeared for nearly a decade.

Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival Returns for Sixth Year

Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival 2020 (FTA) has revealed Exodus, M.O.D., General Surgery, Ground and Shock Narcotic as the first bands confirmed for the sixth edition of the massive outdoor festival, scheduled for September 9-12, 2020 in Cave-in-Rock, IL.

“Exodus are proud to announce our addition to the 2020 Full Terror Assault festival!” says guitarist Gary Holt, who will be making his return to Exodus after a six-year hiatus to tour with Slayer. “It’s gonna be a blast to be a part of the sixth year of this festival, and it is the first US Exodus show we have booked going forward! Raging thrash metal out in the woods, super killer underground festival -the way I like it! This will be RAD!”

Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival Returns for Sixth Year with Exodus, M.O.D., General Surgery and More to Be Announced

SLOPE RECORDS presents Jack Acid “Gutless” Music Video Premiere & Translucent Red Vinyl

Jack Acid is a Nuclear Explosion. On Gutless there is a feeling of impending doom as the sound of sirens provides an exclamation point to Acid’s mouthfuls of chaos. It’s a hardcore adrenalin rush that mixes 80’s hardcore and thrash metal with the sound of now. Praise him, embrace him, and then buckle up for one minute and thirteen seconds of pure, unadulterated beautiful noise. An uncultured ear might write Jack Acid’s music off as something derivative of new school rap, but mature seasoned listeners can hear the punk and thrash layers peppered throughout.

Track Premiere: Jack Acid – ‘Gutless’

Captivating Cinematography Brings Elli K’s Rendition of “The Shadow of Your Smile” To Life

Earlier in November, South Korean artist Elli K took on the classic, award-winning, song, “The Shadow of Your Smile.” Now she brings it to life in her new music video. Encapsulating beautiful landscapes and effortless performance, Elli K’s new music video breathes new life into an American classic. The music video was filmed in Jeju Island and created by the renowned Seoul film production company Segaji Video, the masterminds behind Taeyeon’s “Spark”, TVXQ’s “Hot Sauce”, and Chen’s “Shall We?”.

Release day indie pop duo shares dreamy new single “Something Real”

When I sing “Something Real” it feels like a weight has been lifted. It feels like a cathartic release every time. I’ve spent my whole life feeling unfulfilled, like I should be doing something more. Desiring the next big thing. This song is about the inward search for freedom. The music itself feels like an emotional release. It’s earnest but also groovy and sexy. Kind of David Lynch meets Neil Young.

Luizella – ‘Sweet Poison of Pain’

The sound of this release is refreshingly soft, yet warm and deep, offering a great example of the artist’s growth and creative process. “Sweet Poison Of Pain,” has a stunning production tone, which enhances the listening experience, as well as highlighting the natural perks of Luizella’s charismatic vocals. The low end is punchy and direct, while the top end is silky and smooth, allowing the sound to shine, even when listening to it on tiny laptop speakers! Whether you enjoy this production on your best headphones or on a smaller system, you will have the chance to enjoy a world-class sound, that fuels the appeal of this release.

PV Knude (First Hate/LGBT) Shares “The More” Remix

On the first remix Knude says, “I am giving the stems to different artists that I love – then they can do with it what they choose. I was really happy about the quality of each individual stem, so I wanted to hear how a beaten heart, that wasn’t my own, would interpret the sound waves. I hope all the tracks of the record will be remixed by a wide array of diverse musicians.

PV Knude Releases S.Bjork dub remix of “The More”


Singer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Flammia announces the release of his new album See Attached coming December 20 via Sounds Music Group/Republic Records.

To coincide with the announcement, Anthony Flammia releases his new single “DAMN” today. The track will appear on Anthony’s new album.

Isaiah Unveils Official Video For “What Happened To Us”

Additionally, Isaiah’s What Happened To Us EP is out now via Sony Music Australia/RCA Records. It’s a collection of versions of the original track including a live band version, an acoustic version and a piano version.


Chicago-bred rapper Tadeo is letting the world know he needs “one mo” of everything on his bass-breaking single “One Mo.”Amping up this street-worthy track is Tadoe’s cousin and Chi-Town rap royalty Chief Keef. Produced by Keef himself, this song lets you know one mo is always the way to go.


“This song was inspired by a brief fling I had with a girl years ago. She was gorgeous, both mentally and physically, but mental health kept her in a comfortable shell and she didn’t want to leave the house. I tried to break that shell and show her the world, we’d talk about it all week. But every Friday I’d see her with sweatpants on, joint in her hand, and I’d melt into the couch with her. In the snap of a finger it was Sunday and the weekend was over, cycle repeat,” says Alec King on the track.

wifisfuneral Reunites with YBN Nahmir for “Peace Sign”

Probing his inner demons with wit and panache, wifisfuneral provides the ideal soundtrack for dark nights of the soul. Trying and failing to see the silver linings in life, wifi announces EV3RYTHING SUCKS, his upcoming EP. The latest installment in wifi’s Ethernet series, following 2018’s standout Ethernet Vol. 1 mixtape and the Ethernet 2 EP, EV3RYTHING SUCKS (abbreviated to E3) finds the Palm Beach County native branching out into different styles while keeping his cerebral lyricism. On project highlights like “Split” and “What You Made Me,” wifi displays a facility with auto-tuned melody, his candy-coated melodies providing a stark contrast with the rapper’s bleak worldview. Featuring production from NVBEEL, GRiMM Doza, and Cxdy (of Internet Money), and guest appearances from YBN Nahmir and Rachet Roach, E3 arrives on December 18th via Alamo Records.


Combining the dramatic lyrical realism of street-centric music with the playful and hard-hitting attitude common in his native Philadelphia, 19 year-old SimxSantana is the brotherly city’s newest star. Building on a recent wave of viral popularity, SimxSantana shares “For A Fact”, his latest video. Directed by Marlissa Monay, the video finds SimxSantana on a night out on the town as he mobs with friends (including King Von) and stunts in his luxury condo overlooking an outstanding view of the city. “For A Fact” is SimxSantana’s new song off the heels of breakout hit “Flexin N Flashin”, which received over 5 million views within the first three months of release.