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The Soul Rebels Poetry in Motion Tour Kicks Off + New “Greatness” Video

Brass sensation THE SOUL REBELS, kick off their Poetry In Motion Tour in support of the new genre-bending album. In support of the tour launch, the eight-piece collective are turning heads with a new lyric video for the single “Greatness”, tapped by ESPN as the official soundtrack of the 2019-20 college basketball season.

BIG SCENIC NOWHERE: stream stunning album “Vision Beyond Horizon” in full!

California-based heavy rock collective founded by Bob Balch (Fu Manchu) and Gary Arce (Yawning Man), BIG SCENIC NOWHERE, unveil their compelling and multi-faceted debut album ‘Vision Beyond Horizon’ in its entirety, before its release January 31 on Heavy Psych Sounds.

“Big Scenic Nowhere are putting themselves in the position of being a rare band, and the varied persona they present on this encouraging debut is a big part of why. (…) They’re able to capture a multifaceted complexity of songwriting that highlights individual players while still serving a broader aesthetic purpose, and that basically, they can do whatever the hell they want with their sound.” adds The Obelisk about this debut album.

Review & Full Album Stream: Big Scenic Nowhere, Vision Beyond Horizon

Jennah Barry Releases “Big Universe” Video via GoldFlakePaint

Hey all, just sending a little refresher here to share Jennah’s new video for Big Universe. GoldFlakePaint says: “A sumptuous lament, new song “Big Universe” is indicative of said album’s gentle power, the aching lilt of the instrumentation an absorbing backdrop for those golden vocals to linger upon.”

Premiere: Jennah Barry – “Big Universe”

BARISHI Reveal New Album Details, Premiere First Single via Metal Injection

Speaking of the song, BARISHI comments: “‘Blood Aurora’ was one of the first songs we wrote and recorded for our new album ‘Old Smoke.’ The writing process felt very natural and fresh to us. The song really came together after playing it on a tour we were doing with Tombs. We feel as though this is a solid representation as where we are now as a band and the new record as a whole.”

BARISHI Churns Up Death On New Song “Blood Aurora”

Ghostpoet Shares New Track “Concrete Pony”

The two-time Mercury Prize nominee Ghostpoet (aka Obaro Ejimiwe) follows up 2017’s acclaimed Dark Days + Canapés with a record which couldn’t feel more prescient, a dystopian snapshot of the universal unease and anxiety we feel as we enter into this new decade, an uncertain future distilled across these 10 vital tracks.


Today, Capitol Records, Netflix, Awesomeness Films (a division of ViacomCBS) and ACE Entertainment announced the February 7 digital release of To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Original Soundtrack. EW.com broke the news earlier today and posted the track listing. The 16-track collection, which can now be pre-saved on Spotify, features never-before-released songs by Chaz Cardigan, Bad Child, Marina, OTR, The New Respects and Hanne Mjoen.

The Men share new single ‘Breeze’, ‘Mercy’ LP out Feb. 14 on Sacred Bones

New York band The Men have always been genre-morphic and unpredictable, but on their eighth album Mercy they have truly done something new as a band. For the first time since forming, they have now created three straight records with the same lineup, and the result is a sound that feels developed and continuous despite running the gamut of mood, in true Men fashion. Having this lineup stability has allowed the band to deepen and finesse the sounds they were exploring on 2017’s Drift and produce tracks that have a unique and distinct voice.

Italian songwriter Claudio Conti releases psych-pop single “Wrest”

Italian songwriter Claudio Conti shares his new single “Wrest” and announces a new LP ‘Frail Boats’ out April 17th, 2020 via Independent Release. With moody, introspective lyrics, Conti tackles themes of existentialism and doubt that pervade our society that is constantly dealing with new forms of technology and media.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Claudio Conti – “Wrest”


Today singer, songwriter, model, actor Paloma Ford follows up from the electrifying release of her single “Rain” with a sultry-satisfying visual to the infectious R&B, soul track produced by Jowan Sanders. Directed by Brock Mills and Touré Mccord, “Rain” serves as the official lead single from Paloma Ford’s highly anticipated new project X Tapes — out soon.

Release day UK’s Victorias Flight release indie bop “Love Will Come Back”

This song was kind of an accident for us. We were in the studio in London and had some time to kill and that’s when Love Will Come Back happened, all in about half an hour and it was finished. We think it was fate because we had recorded our first two singles and needed a third to complete the trilogy and out came this. It’s not a classic all is lost, end of the world love long. It’s not a happily ever after but it’s the realisation of ok yeah that was good but the best is yet to come. So remember, Love Will Come Back.”

KAYZO and Atreyu collaborate on “Battle Drums”

On the collaboration, KAYZO shares, “I’ve gone into the studio with band members before, but this was the first time I’ve had the entire band there. I had a very simple idea that I brought to the table, and I remember Travis [Miguel] and I were sitting there for a while messing with the amp trying to come up with different riffs and such. When I hit that second break in the main riff, I was like, ‘Ah yeah, that’s it.’ The one-off single follows up KAYZO’s most recent album, Unleashed, released over the summer.

Beat City Tubeworks – “Fading to Grey” with Music Video!

Today, Beat City Tubeworks releases a new single and music video. “Fading to Grey” is the second and last single taken from Beat City Tubeworks upcoming album “Top Rock”, set for release February 21st.

altopalo announce new album + US tour with new single “honey”

Meet altopalo, the enigmatic NY four-piece who today announce their second album farawayfromeveryoneyouknow, to be released April 24, 2020 via Samedi Records, as well as their first headline US tour. On their second offering, altoplao continues to traverse and disintegrate the boundaries between guitar music, electronica, and ambient.