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END IT Share ‘One Way Track’ Full Stream, Out This Friday!

Today, Baltimore upstarts END IT shared their new EP, One Way Track, in full via a premiere with BrooklynVegan. Due out on January 17th through Flatspot Records, END IT’s ferocious 4 song release combines hardcore urgency with unruly punk energy. Between their whirlwind riffs, unhinged vocals and infectious grooves it’s no wonder END IT is starting to turn heads. The band has also announced a string of East Coast tour dates with label-mates OUTSIDER.

VUNDABAR announce new album and share first track ‘Burned Off’

After a full North America tour announcement in December, Vundabar are overjoyed to announce a new album, called Either Light, in 2020. The record is the band’s fourth, and their first with producer Patrick Hyland (Mitski). It arrives 13th March on their own Gawk Records and is now available for pre-order.

STU LARSEN To Release ‘Marigold’ on April 4

Currently, Stu Larsen has no fixed residence…all he owns is a suitcase. You can find him in his native Australia, in Spain, Japan or South America before he picks up and leaves for his new destination. The Queensland, Australia-born singer, songwriter, and narrator packed up his life in a suitcase and circled the globe on a near twelve-year and five-continent international trip, as chronicled in photography, music and his latest full-length Marigold (out April 3 via Nettwerk Records).

Pretty Savage Releases “Facetime” Video Today

Pretty Savage releases her brand new visual for “Facetime” today. The “Facetime” video follows the release of “Ku” featuring 150DreamTeam head honcho G Herbo via WORLDSTARHIPHOP and recent video “Banger,” premiered via HOTNEWHIPHOP in December. Sitting at half a million streams, the 150DreamTeam first lady’s debut project features guest appearances from G Herbo (twice) and Alondo Jackson, as well as production from Chicago’s legendary producer DJ L, Oz on The Track, Zell To Trill and more.

The Garden Announce New Album ‘Kiss My Super Bowl Ring’ + Share New Track

The Garden (Wyatt and Fletcher Shears) have announced their fourth studio album Kiss My Super Bowl Ring due out March 13 via Epitaph. Though primarily self-produced, the album includes tracks co-produced by Dylan Brady, and Wharfwit, along with tracks featuring Ariel Pink, Khalif Jones (aka Le1f) and even a snippet from Carrot Top.

Today, the band shares a glimpse of the record with the opening track, “Clench to Stay Awake” – a track based on the experiences of both brothers’ mysterious health issues over the years.

Jack River Shares “Dark Star” Song & Video

Jack River shares her new single “Dark Star” today, a cutting song about the murky depths of infatuation that is lifted off her Stranger Heart EP – due out February 14, 2020 via Nettwerk. FLOOD Magazine unveiled the video for “Dark Star” yesterday, calling the track “…an electropop jam highlighting Rankin’s distinctive sugar-high voice—with shades of Gwen Stefani’s slightly weepy grunge—and a sultry electric guitar riff trailing Rankin’s lyrics.”

BEASTIE BOYS: Apple Lands “Beastie Boys Story” Film, Produced by Spike Jonze

Apple today announced that it has acquired “Beastie Boys Story,” a new nonfiction film from Grammy Award-winning Beastie Boys members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz and Academy Award-winning director Spike Jonze. A special cut of the documentary feature will open exclusively in select IMAX® theatres for a limited engagement April 3, before premiering globally on Apple TV+ on April 24.

Beastie Boys, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, tell you an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship in this live documentary experience directed by their longtime friend and collaborator, and their former grandfather, filmmaker Spike Jonze.

The film is set to premiere on the heels of the 26th anniversary of the release of Beastie Boys’ #1 charting 1994 album, “Ill Communication,” and reunites Beastie Boys with director Spike Jonze over 25 years after directing the music video for the album’s immortal hit single, “Sabotage.”

Apple TV Plus Lands ‘Beastie Boys Story’ Documentary From Spike Jonze

Trevor Daniel Releases Music Video for “Falling”

Trevor Daniel, fast rising artist from Houston, TX has today released the highly anticipated music video for his break out single “Falling.” Directed by William Desena, the video is a highly conceptualized narrative set against the backdrop of a nighttime drive through the Californian canyons interlaced with modern dancing waiters that brings to life Daniel’s sonic depiction of heartbreak. The song is currently climbing the Billboard charts and is fast becoming a song that will put the Alamo/Interscope Records artist on a lot of folks’ “artist to watch” lists.


Listen to the newest offering from the impressively curated and produced The Turning Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – “Getting Better (otherwise)” from The Aubreys ft. Finn Wolfhard who also stars in the movie. The song is accompanied by a video that features scenes from the movie along with BTS footage of the making of the song. On working with Finn and the band, the soundtrack’s producer Lawrence Rothman explains:

Shenna Shares “Blue Memories” Video Via Hollywood Life

Today, pop-artist Shenna shared the video of the title-track of her EP, Blue Memories. The single premiered with Hollywood Life praising, “The visual tells the story of two Shennas – the flawless singer dazzling fans while onstage, and the Shenna smothered in her own anguish once the lights are turned off. With colored lighting straight out of a Dario Argento flick, Shenna battles depression and anxiety while a’washed in blue.”

Shenna Shows How Appearances Can Be Deceiving In Stunning ‘Blue Memories’ Music Video


GRIT BEFORE THE GRAM: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR SOLIDARITY kicks off the 2020 Grammy Awards with 150 of the most notable and game-changing women in music gathering in Los Angeles to honor Black women across the industry–the luminaries, savants, creatives, and change agents–who push limits, raise the bar, and make the music business go round.


Eileen Carey Weaves a Classic Love Story in New Music Video “Finally”

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Eileen Carey unleashed her latest romantic single “Finally” in November and follows it up with her breathtaking music video, premiered January 6th, 2020 on ThisIsTheLatest. In creating the music video, Eileen Carey worked alongside her longtime collaborator producer-director Taner Tumkaya. Depicting a journey towards love, the stop motion animated music video is timeless and captivating.

HOLLOW COVES Announce 2020 World Tour

After a hugely successful end to 2019 selling out shows across the UK and Europe, Brisbane indie folk duo Hollow Coves are preparing to launch their 2020 world tour in support of their acclaimed full-length debut album Moments, released in October. The band kicks things off in their native Australia this week before heading to the U.S. and Canada for their largest headline tour of North America to date, starting February 7th in DC through February 29th in Vancouver. The duo will return to the UK and Europe for another run of shows starting April 17th in Switzerland and ending May 6th in London.

Carlos Santana Partners with Left Coast Ventures to Launch Cannabis and Hemp CBD Brands

Carlos Santana, the ten-time GRAMMY®-winning and three-time Latin Grammy®-winning guitarist and longtime cannabis advocate, announced today his partnership with Left Coast Ventures to develop premium cannabis and hemp CBD brands. Influenced by his Latin heritage, these lines will provide consumers with high-quality products designed to leverage the power of historical remedies and allow consumers to discover and follow their light.