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SuperParka shares woozy new single “you” out now on Kitsuné Musique

French duo SuperParka share the first of two new singles as part of the Kitsuné Musique singles series. “you” is a sparse, woozy track that feels light as a feather. Their unique brand of lo-fi, R&B-infused hip-hop can take many forms and this iteration leans towards the indie-pop spectrum.

Tall Tall Trees song dedicated to the victims and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School

Tall Tall Trees is the pseudonym of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Savino. Moving to New York in the early aughts with aspirations of being a bassist in the city’s vibrant jazz and experimental music scene, Savino soon switched his focus to banjo and writing songs, resulting in the eponymous 2009 debut, Tall Tall Trees. In the decade since, Savino has toured non-stop, pioneering a world of psychedelic electric banjo music, captivating audiences with his loop-based one man shows, as well as alongside frequent collaborator, Kishi Bashi.

Cory Becker Shares New Single “The Preacher” Via Vents Magazine, Debut LP ‘One’ Out 2/21, Playing LA Shows

Today, LA-based indie folk artist Cory Becker shares “The Preacher”, the third single off his upcoming debut album One. Vents Magazine premiered the track earlier today and shared some information behind the latest single, stating “the singer-songwriter opens up about his past and present with a vulnerability that rarely some get to archive.” Lead single “Haunt”, released in October, was featured on Spotify’s coveted Fresh Finds playlist and second single “Rivers”, came out in December and received praise from local tastemaker, Buzzbands LA. Stream all three singles now ahead of the release and check Cory Becker live in LA this February. Cory Becker’s debut album One is out 2/21.


CREPUSCLE: California Symphonic Death Metal Act Releases “In The Winds Of Glory” Video

The eleven dynamic songs which create CREPUSCLE’s Heavenly Skies were heavily captured by the band, with all guitars, bass, and vocals recorded at founding member Eligio Tapia’s home studio during sessions over an entire year. The tracks were reamped by Nick Loiacono at Fang Studios in San Mateo, who also recorded the drums and acoustic guitars and handled mixing and mastering, after which the record was finished with cover art by German artist Aerroscape.

SHE MADE ME DO IT Releases Official Music Video for “Love’s Demise”

Alternative Electronic Rock duo SHE MADE ME DO IT has released the official music video for their new single, “Love’s Demise.” which is taken from their upcoming EP, Scorched, due for February 3, 2020 release.

From the heavy riffs and kinetic new wave sensibility of “Love’s Demise” to their incredible take on The Cure’s “Three Imaginary Boys,” to the dark, dense, and heavy pounding of “Poison Aura,” this EP is a rollercoaster trip inside the band’s hook-laden psyche.

Los Angeles’ multi platinum singer/songwriter/producer Josh Stevens – Entitled ‘Home’

Josh Stevens is a Los Angeles-based Singer, Record Producer, Songwriter and Engineer. His works are Grammy Award Winning, RIAA Platinum Certified, Billboard Award Nominated, Juno Award Nominated (Canada) and ARIA Music Awards Platinum Certified (Australia). His early career was based around hip-hop working for the likes of Warren G, Snoop Dogg, The Game and Clyde Carson. However, Josh found his modern sound in pop/indie-rock/dance working with the likes of LMFAO, Pitbull, J-Lo, Steve Aoki, Young Jeezy and Ne-Yo.

Sparks announce a new album

Sparks – brothers Ron and Russell Mael – have announced the May 15 release of their 24th studio album, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, and a European run of tour dates in October. In the announcement video, the band also confirm the release (without providing any dates) of the Sparks-written musical feature film Annette, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard and directed by Leos Carax (Holy Motors), and the currently-untitled Sparks documentary directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Spaced).

Video: Key Glock – “I’m Just Sayin'”

Delivering top-tier punchlines with his thundering flow, Key Glock has stardom in his sights. Back with a stern warning for his doubters, Glock shares “I’m Just Sayin’,” his new video single. With a monster-movie beat , “I’m Just Sayin” establishes the Paper Route EMPIRE rhymer as the rap game’s final boss. But don’t look for a weakness–the South Memphis rapper has none: “I was in these streets before this rap sh!t/Yeah, all the industry rappers be on cap sh!t.”

Sliptrick Records Welcomes Lithuanian Project SONGS FROM BLACK SPIRIT

Songs From Black Spirit (LT) Progressive Melodic Metal

The history of Lithuanian project Songs From Black Spirit started in 2016. The musician leading the way is Vitalis “Don Vito” Kairiūkštis (frontman of group Spicy Bits Of Scandal), he’s a metal-head hailing from Vilnius and crazy about heavy metal music He decided to create his first solo album with friends and world-known musicians from around the world called I Am Who I Am. The first lyrics video taken from the forthcoming album is Saecula Obscura/Love Is Blind and is released today.

Sliptrick Records Welcomes Lithuanian Project SONGS FROM BLACK SPIRITJoining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this…

Posted by Sliptrick Records on Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Though his tragic loss is still felt each day, the remarkable legacy of the late Nipsey Hussle continues with Our Opportunity, a grass roots movement focused on creating economic opportunity in low-income neighborhoods throughout the United States through direct investment, community engagement and education. Co-founded by Hussle and his longtime real estate investment and business partner, Dave Gross, Our Opportunity identifies and implements grassroots initiatives in America’s inner cities, working with hometown heroes to develop successful local projects and then scale them on a national level.

The Bribes – Louder Sunset LP

“To me, this album is a personal alchemical study set to modern pop music,” reveals singer-songwriter Philip Toscano of indie rock band The Bribes. “The subject matter is lofty, but I try to speak simply.”

The Bay Area-based trio’s latest, Louder Sunset, features songs created during a time of intense change. In the last few years, Philip relocated from Chicago to California; experienced a transformative visit to his ancestral home; and processed the passing of his father.

LORD DYING: Metal Injection Premieres “Freed From The Pressures Of Time” Video

Portland-based progressive sludge metal unit LORD DYING today unveils their captivating new video for “Freed From The Pressures Of Time” via Metal Injection. The powerful track comes off the band’s Mysterium Tremendum full-length, released last spring via Entertainment One (eOne).

LORD DYING “Freed From The Pressures of Time” with New Video

HALLUCINATOR: Decibel Magazine Streams “Hiss In The Skull” From Oakland Esoteric Death Thrashers

Decibel Magazine is currently streaming “Hiss In The Skull” from Oakland esoteric death thrashers HALLUCINATOR. The track comes off the band’s debut full-length, Another Cruel Dimension, set for release next month via Carbonized Records.