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LOWRIDER: new single “Red River” premiering now via The Obelisk!

Every single stoner and desert rock fan on the globe has been waiting for it, and they’re now ready to deliver: Swedish legends LOWRIDER are unveiling the first single taken from their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Refractions’ on Blues Funeral Recordings. Bang your heads to “Red River” via The Obelisk now!

Review & Track Premiere: Lowrider, Refractions

TATE MCRAE RELEASES DEBUT EP, all the things i never said, TODAY

Rising star Tate McRae releases her debut EP all the things I never said today via RCA Records. The 5 track all the things i never said EP features previously released tracks, “tear myself apart,” “all my friends are fake,” “stupid” and two additional tracks. The three previously released tracks combined have over 37 million audio streams. “stupid” alone has over 13 million streams on Spotify and is featured on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits, Pop Rising and Teen Party playlists. She was also the cover image for Spotify’s Pop Rising playlist for two weeks in a row and was seen in Apple Music’s A List Pop and Future Hits playlists.

Chinwe – “Oh Love”

Having gained acclaim from the likes of Complex and Wonderland, London based newcomer Chinwe today reveals her stunning second single, Oh Love. A delicate, deeply personal left- soul offering showcasing stunning vocals atop intricately crafted production, Oh Love cements Chinwe as an artist to watch this year. Speaking on the release, Chinwe states:

The Lil Smokies Release Third Studio Album Tornillo

Montana-based rising stars, The Lil Smokies, are pleased to announce the release of their third studio album, Tornillo, available everywhere today. Recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, TX, with producer-engineer Bill Reynolds (The Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, Midland) Tornillo is a focused and refined representation of the sound The Lil Smokies have become known for, Live For Live Music deeming the release “…an album with a point to make.”

PREMIERE: The Lil Smokies Are Torn On Latest Single, “Sharpest Edges” [Listen]

Katie Pruitt’s “Grace Has A Gun” premieres today

Reflecting on the song, Pruitt shares, “In a relationship centered around the toxicity of mental illness, I learned firsthand how difficult it is to love someone that doesn’t love themselves. The red flags you are willing to miss and the burdens you are willing to carry, because you are under the impression that you could be their cure. Only to learn, that loving someone this self-destructive will only kill you both.”

Berlin’s Pabst share new single ‘Ibuprofen’

After releasing the critically acclaimed debut album ‘Chlorine’, playing too many gigs to count, making numerous raucous festival appearances AND supporting the likes of Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü) and Kadavar on tour, Pabst are getting their next kick in the form of new fuzz-indie-punk-cocktail: ‘Ibuprofen’. It’s accompanied by visuals reminiscent of classic ’90s MTV music videos with pastel-grunge scenes, directed by Constantin Timm. Fast, wild, and colourful, it will no doubt awaken memories of that last session in your hungover head.

Brooklyn’s Kodacrome Share Dynamic and Lush Single + Video “Play Dead”

“‘Play Dead’ [is] a dynamic and lush soundscape that contains Explosions in the Sky buildups with shoegaze textures with post-rock nods. Kodacrome are enablers of mood-setting in the most devious ways, with classic creeping piano and enough hush to keep listeners expecting the unexpected.” – Glide Magazine

SONG/VIDEO PREMIERE: Kodacrome Create Ambient Splendor On “Play Dead”


Cash Cash hasn’t released any new music in over a year, but that doesn’t mean the acclaimed DJ/production team hasn’t stayed busy – the trio’s been selling out shows worldwide. They’re now emerging from the studio with a new single called “Mean It” that’s out today through Big Beat Records, featuring Wrabel on vocals, with whom they co-wrote the track. The heartfelt song features Wrabel’s soaring falsetto over Cash Cash’s infectious, anthemic and hook-laden production – LISTEN HERE!

LISTEN: Dralms – “Plants Behind Glass”

Christopher Smith’s singing voice is petal-soft, but the sentiments he’s evoking undoubtedly take root in your psyche. On Love Writes Itself, the second full-length from his Dralms project, the Europe-by-way-of-Vancouver singer-songwriter abstracts evergreen topics of loss and longing.

SNARLS Announces Debut LP “Burst” + Dates with CITIZEN and FURY

Snarls is the latest upstart band from the Midwest and they’re already hitting the ground running with their debut LP, Burst. They have everything you need in a new favorite band: an acute sense of melodrama, arrangements that tenderly interlock and then splinter away, and an effortless blend of dream-pop, indie rock, and emo. It’s no wonder Stereogum named them a Best New Band last year, with their song “Walk in the Woods” being hailed as one of the best songs of 2019. There’s nine more songs where that came from, including the power-pop stomp “Marbles,” which you can hear today. Get familiar, because this is about to be Snarls’ year.