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Brighton-based newcomers CIEL release dream pop jaunt ‘The Shore’

Brighton-based newcomers CIEL share mesmeric dream pop jaunt ‘The Shore’, lead single from the band’s debut EP ‘Movement’ out this spring.

Heavily leaning on a collection of interwoven guitars, pulsing bass-lines and intriguing vocal harmonies, the trio’s first release offers a fascinating glimpse into their dreamy world of alt-pop gems, conjuring up innovative and nostalgic ideas which only add to their intrinsic mystique.

Isaac Dunbar Releases New Track “isaac’s insects” Along With Music Video

Isaac is elated to announce his forthcoming EP is set to be released this spring. In support of his EP, Isaac will be hitting the road this April on his isaac’s insects tour which is his first headlining tour with stops in major cities including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and more.

Awesome New Bop ‘Easy Target’ // Japan, Man

Speaking more on the track, she shared – “Easy Target is a song I wrote about your own mind turning on you and making you feel targeted by almost everything. It’s about self-consciousness overtaking common sense and assurance.”

LEYA Shares New Video For Single “WAVE”

On March 6th, LEYA will celebrate their album release show in New York City with Eartheater and head out on a North America tour, including dates opening for Brooklyn black metal band Liturgy.

Weyes Blood announces “A Lot Has Changed Tour” (2020) in support of Titanic Rising

Weyes Blood is announcing international tour dates for 2020 in support of Titanic Rising, her massively acclaimed album recently named one of the “Best Albums” of the 2010s and 2019.

Feb. 23 – Perth, AU – Perth Festival
Feb. 25 – Brisbane, AU – The Zoo
Feb. 26 – Melbourne, AU – Melbourne Recital Hall
Feb. 28 – Melbourne, AU – Melbourne Zoo Twilights **
Feb. 29 – Wollongong, AU – Farmer & The Owl Festival
Mar. 03 – Sydney, AU – The Factory Theatre
Mar. 04 – Hobart, AU – Odeon Theatre
Mar. 05 – Adelaide, AU – Adelaide Festival
Mar. 07 – Castlemaine, AU – Theatre Royal
Mar. 08 – Victoria, AU – Golden Plains Festival
Mar. 13 – Wellington, NZ – New Zealand Festival of the Arts / Michael Fowler Centre *
Mar. 14 – Auckland, NZ – Auckland Town Hall *
Mar. 15 – Christchurch, NZ – Christchurch Town Hall *
* w/ Aldous Harding
** w/ Julia Jackli

ACID MAMMOTH: stream crushing new album ‘Under Acid Hoof’ in full

ACID MAMMOTH unveil their greasy and devilish sophomore album ‘Under Acid Hoof’ in full today courtesy of New Noise Magazine! This hulking slab of doom epics is coming at you on January 24th through Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

Athens’ ACID MAMMOTH don’t joke around when it comes to bringing the filthiest and grooviest doom metal to your speakers. New album ‘Under Acid Hoof’ offers a tar-thick slab of intoxicating, Satan-friendly riffs seasoned with Chris Babalis Jr.’s haunting vocals. An album made to be played at maximum volume with a reefer in hand.

Album Premiere: Acid Mammoth – Under Acid Hoof

Bonny Light Horseman Share New Track Ft. Justin Vernon (Bon Iver)

Bonny Light Horseman—the new trio of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), and Josh Kaufman (Craig Finn, Josh Ritter, The National)—today released their fifth and final single, “Bright Morning Stars,” from their self-titled debut album, out this Friday, January 24th, via 37d03d Records. Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), who contributes vocals on “Bright Morning Stars” and is a co-founder of 37d03d Records, said of the collaboration: “This is rare. This is unprecedented. This group of musicians is like no other. What they said they set out to do and what they did are so WILDLY in line that it creates resonating chambers larger than the sum of their parts. I am beside myself, shaking my head when I hear this music.”

CNCO Announce First Leg of 2020 “Press Start Tour”

Award-winning, multiplatinum Latin American group, CNCO announce the first leg of their 2020 “Press Start Tour.” The 11-city run will kick off in the iconic Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, PR on May 30th, hit The Forum in Los Angeles, CA and United Palace in New York, NY and wrap on June 21st in Chicago, IL at Rosemont Theater.


Broccoli City announced today,​ t​ he official lineup for Broccoli City Festival 2020. The eighth annual edition of the organization’s flagship music festival in partnership with Live Nation Urban, will return to the newly redeveloped RFK Campus on Saturday, May 9, 2020 featuring performances by ​DaBaby, Roddy Ricch,​ ​Megan Thee Stallion,​ B​ urna Boy,​ A​ ri Lennox​, ​Doja Cat​, ​Lucky Daye,​ ​IDK,​ and ​Soulection​.

Heart Bones (Har Mar Superstar) Share “Don’t Read The Comments” Via BrooklynVegan

Heart Bones have released their second single “Don’t Read The Comments” off of their upcoming LP, Hot Dish, out February 21st on Love OnLine Records. The luminous pop duo of Sean Tillmann (Har Mar Superstar) and Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog/Sweet Spirit) are captivating with their endearing duets and “Don’t Read The Comments” continues this momentum with clever wordplay and a glossy production. Filled with genre-blending nostalgic soundscapes, Hot Dish is sure to captivate and endear with glistening ear-wormy duets.

Big Havi, ATL’s Next Superstar

Working through his struggle with a unique strain of melodic rap, Big Havi has the ear of the streets–and hip-hop’s biggest names are taking notice. Today, the East Atlanta rapper born Javier Hardeman announces the upcoming release of Personal Problems, his debut EP. Effortlessly alternating triplet-rhyming with taffy-like melodies, Havi combines his tuneful style with relatable and emotional lyrics on the EP, opening up about his rocky upbringing, painful betrayals he’s suffered, and his desire to provide for his family. Capitalizing on the momentum of his buzzing single “9 Times Out Of 10,” Personal Problems EP arrives on February 7th via Commission Records.

Ásgeir shares pensive new track + video ‘Pictures’

Ásgeir today shares another cut from his forthcoming new album ‘Bury The Moon’ – new track ‘Pictures’ arrives with an accompanying video, for which the artist immersed himself in nature in his home country, in a bid to reflect the inspiration of the track. The video illustrates the artist’s connection to his country, its roots and its music – whilst at the same time, it is a representation of inner reflection. Inspired by the Icelandic landscape and traditional Icelandic folk music, Asgeir locked himself away in a summerhouse deep in the countryside to write the new album. Revisiting his acoustic beginnings and taking things back to basics, he conjured up ‘Pictures’, the next single to be released from the highly anticipated album.

Cailin Russo Reveals EP Details. ‘The Drama’ Out February 14

Speaking to Billboard about the EP, Cailin reveals “I’m so grateful to finally release my second EP ‘The Drama,’ and to also have it be the foundation to my future sounds. Cheers and thank you to new wave for saving my life at the end of 2018. And thank you to my muse that burned me… without that I couldn’t have rebuilt. I learned that through trauma comes pain. Pain turns into art. Art changes perspective (for yourself and whoever) and after all that you can find freedom. That was the blueprint to my project ‘The Drama’. Life is always gonna hurt. I just smile through it all.”