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Fresh from the sensational record-breaking success of ‘Dance Monkey’ which became the longest-running #1 from a female artist in UK chart history with 11 weeks at the top, Tones And I shares a new lyric video for ‘Never Seen The Rain’. The track features on the Australian artist’s debut EP ‘The Kids Are Coming’.

BIG SCENIC NOWHERE: new single “Then I Was Gone” streaming on Brooklyn Vegan

US rock collective BIG SCENIC NOWHERE (with members of Fu Manchu, Yawning Man, Mos Generator, The Well, plus Nick Oliveri, Alain Johannes and Per Wiberg) premiere a punchy new track today via Brooklyn Vegan. It’s taken from their debut album ‘Vision Beyond Horizon’, out January 31 on Heavy Psych Sounds.

“Then I Was Gone” is the third excerpt of ‘Vision Beyond Horizon’ — a down tuned beast of fuzziness with airy melodic vocals from Ian Graham and Lisa Alley (The Well), Gary Arce on guitar, Bob Balch on guitar and bass, and Bill Stinson rocking the drums. “It’s a ripper, and you might wanna break out the lava lamp for this one” say Brooklyn Vegan.

DEATHWHITE Premiere New Song, “Plague of Virtue”

The band comments: “We have long revered Katatonia’s Discouraged Ones album. It is of immense influence and one of the reasons for DEATHWHITE’s formation. And while we are massively fond of the album, we have resisted completely appropriating it for our own measures. “Plague of Virtue,” though, is one of the few times we have touched upon that particular sound, notably with the song’s opening riff. It is our not-so-subtle nod to a band we so dearly admire. Thematically, the song explores the depths in which the self-appointed ‘virtuous’ will go to in order to exploit and deceive. This is especially relevant in a day and age where the most amoral of individuals find legion among those where hypocrisy and self-righteousness is the modus operandi.”

of Montreal share new track “You’ve Had Me Everywhere”

of Montreal recently announced their new album UR FUN via Polyvinyl Record Co. So far they’ve shared electro-pop protest song “Peace to All Freaks” and the pet-friendly video for “Polyanuerism.” Today they’re sharing passionate new track, “You’ve Had Me Everywhere” a romantic meditation on connection and a peek into Kevin Barnes’ relationship with songwriter Christina Schneider of Locate S,1. Of the song, Barnes says “…it’s one of the purest and most unguarded love songs in my oeuvre… it was influenced by the production style of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and it features an Oberheim Matrix-1000 and a Korg Prologue 8.”


Born and raised in New York City, Judah Holiday discovered his musical talents at an early age. He began playing drums at age seven then moved on to guitar in order to explore his natural affinity for melody. After writing his first song at age 14, he steadily built up a body of work showing the strength of his melodic talents. Throughout his early 20s, he became a regular in the Lower East Side music scene, playing at the legendary CBGB Gallery, Crash Mansion, 169 Bar and Recoup Lounge. Now, based in Miami, Holiday taught himself how to record and produce his own music, working daily to perfect his craft. He is inspired by music icons like James Taylor and Neil Young, as well as by more contemporary artists such as Gavin DeGraw, Coldplay, and Matt Kearney. In 2019, Holiday also released a video for “All That I Got Tonight” which featured the viral Bearded Dancer.

Queensryche Release Lyric Video For “Inner Unrest”

“‘Inner Unrest’ is an abstract characterization loosely based on the struggles dealing with PTSD. The internal and external battles one must fight daily,” states Queensryche frontman Todd LaTorre about the track.

Swim Mountain Drops Electronic Pop Track “Clouded”

On his new single, Swim Mountain shares, “Clouded is about someone obsessively monitoring their online persona while their real life relationships disintegrate. It’s not quite a Tiramisu.”

In December, Swim Mountain made his North American tour debut supporting fellow label mate and collaborator Tourist and experimental DJ and dance-music producer Matthew Dear on a 10-date trek that hit major markets in the U.S. such as Chicago, Brooklyn, Austin, and Los Angeles.

RASPBERRY BULBS Shares New Song “Doggerel” Via Revolver Magazine

New York’s RASPBERRY BULBS — featuring members of Bone Awl and Rorschach — are currently streaming “Doggerel” via Revolver Magazine. The track comes by way of the band’s impending full-length, Before The Age Of Mirrors, set for release via Relapse Records next month.


Container opens with a cacophony of deconstructed and broken wave forms, organic samples manipulated to simulate something mechanical, unidentifiable sounds twisting on themselves until, startlingly, from zero to sixty, the full band abruptly blasts in. Container is all forward momentum, even in its quieter moments there is a feeling of restless stirring, guiding the listener through dark alley-ways towards the singles that are more traditionally written within the canon of mainstream pop sensibility and songwriting.

Lilly Hiatt Returns With “Walking Proof” March 27th – Rolling Stone Country Premieres “Brightest Star” Video Today

Lilly Hiatt is set to release Walking Proof on March 27th via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by former Cage The Elephant member Lincoln Parish (Lucinda Williams, Lissie) and features guest appearances by Amanda Shires, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Luke Schneider, and Lilly’s father, the legendary singer-songwriter John Hiatt. John’s appearance on “Some Kind Of Drug,” marks the first time the pair have appeared together on one of her records. Walking Proof is the anticipated follow up to Lilly’s breakthrough Trinity Lane, which appeared on many year-end “Best Of 2017” lists including NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, and more. Lilly also received an “Emerging Act of the Year” nomination from the Americana Music Association.

Lilly Hiatt Previews New Album ‘Walking Proof’ With Optimistic ‘Brightest Star’

My Sister, My Brother Announce Debut Self-Titled EP – Out March 6

Last year, Sean McConnell, Garrison Starr, and Peter Groenwald sat down together to collaborate at a songwriting retreat; and while co-writing isn’t out of the norm for three established musicians, a certain type of magic and connection made the group realize that this was out of the norm. Something more than just co-writing. The connection that day sparked the three to create their new trio, My Sister, My Brother, and on March 6, the group will release their debut, self-titled EP. Written during the retreat, the album’s first single “Nothing Without You,” premiered exclusively today via Billboard, who coined the new band as a “songwriting supergroup.” Beginning next week, My Sister, My Brother will tour the U.S. throughout January before embarking on a European tour in early February.

Pod Blotz shares new single ‘Double Helix’ from ‘Transdimensional System’ LP out January 24 on Dais Records

Suzy Poling aka Pod Blotz is sharing another new single from her upcoming, anticipated Transdimensional System LP, out January 24 on Dais Records. Listen to the minimal, brooding ‘Double Helix’ here, and find all album info below.

Pod Blotz began in 2002 and has released over 25 cassette and vinyl releases via labels such as L.I.E.S., Difficult Interactions, Clan Destine, Chocolate Monk, and Dungeon Taxis. Over the years the project has included a number of guest members andperformance artists, but has solely remained the brainchild of Suzy Poling.

INTAGLIO (Russia): First single in 15 years

It’s been almost 15 years since death/doom act Intaglio released their debut album, and now they are back with some ambitious new material. “The Memory of Death” is a demo single from the forthcoming new album currently in production.

Intaglio has always been a project that’s not afraid to push boundaries and set new standards in the genre. The extensive use of double bass and cello injects a unique character into the recording and is just one of many things that helps make the band stand out from its peers in death/doom metal. Even though it’s only a demo, “The Memory of Death” is a huge step up from the debut in terms of composition and production value.


Following the release of Alan Walker’s now RIAA-certified Gold album Different World, he recently released his brand new single “Alone Pt. II” with pop wonder Ava Max on vocals via MER Recordings/Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. The single is accompanied by its official music video, which is the second installment of a new World of Walker video trilogy. The storyline continues from “On My Way” ft. Sabrina Carpenter and Farruko, released earlier this year.


Cleveland alternative rock band MOTIVES are readying for a monumental year with the upcoming release of their new full-length album, Death Throes, that’s out on March 13th from Smartpunk Records. The band is kicking off 2020 with a brand new single and the title track, “Death Throes,” which is accompanied by an epic music video that premiered yesterday at Kerrang.com and can be seen below. Fans can pre-order the album now in a variety of bundles including a super limited-edition balaclava, as worn in the new music video. The new single will be available on streaming services on Friday.


Grandma has teamed up with technicolor hipster DJ partywithray for an upbeat, explosive rework of his wild and groundbreaking track “Stomp and Grind (feat. Rico Nasty)” (partywithray Remix). The mysterious partywithray adds his special touch to the genre-bending track with influences from the LA indie-music scene and influential DJs such as Fisher, coming together to create an attitude that is all his own.

October Drift share new single ‘Oh The Silence’

October Drift have shared their new single, ‘Oh The Silence’, the most recent track to be taken from their upcoming debut album, Forever Whatever, out on January 24th via Physical Education Records.

Moving from subdued verses, with ambient swells of subtle guitar accentuating evocative lyricism, into explosive choruses laden with immersive distortion, the track is an anthemic and infectious blend of poetic lyricism and intense crescendos of instrumentation and emotion.