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GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced that Ben Platt, Tony Award-winning star of Netflix’s The Politician, will perform at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York. GLAAD also announced that special guests comedian and correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jaboukie Young-White, the cast of Pose, and Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire will attend the New York ceremony at the Hilton Midtown on Thursday, March 19.

Scheckler Brothers Release New Video for Single “She’s Got Me Hypnotized”

“She’s Got Me Hypnotized” is the latest work by a band that literally formed on February 9th, 1964, the night the Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show. Robert and Tom Scheckler were two young brothers watching, who at the ages of 15 and 8 formed a group called The Scheckler Brothers.

On February 7, 2020, the brothers will release their latest work, a single which will be released worldwide by Retro Records, set to a music video directed and edited by Guzman Gonzalez at Factory Underground Studio in Norwalk, CT.

Gladie (led by Augusta Koch of Cayetana) Share New Single “When You Leave The Sun,”

Gladie—led by Augusta Koch, formerly of Cayetana—today shared their new single “When You Leave The Sun,” the second from their debut album, Safe Sins, due out February 28th, 2020, via Lame-O Records. “I wanted ‘When You Leave The Sun’ to express the moments of optimism you can experience even in the midst of a difficult situation,” says Koch of the vibrant track. “When You Leave The Sun” follows the expressive and atmospheric first single “A Pace Far Different,” which caught the attention of Stereogum, Uproxx, Brooklyn Vegan, The Grey Estates, and WXPN’s The Key, among others.

SY SMITH Releases Music Video For Her New Single, “CAMELOT”

“CAMELOT” was written and produced by Sy Smith. The beautiful scenic visuals of the music video were directed by Shawn Carter Peterson and shot on an iPhone 10 device. The video was shot in Tanzania, East Africa. It opens on the island of Zanzibar featuring its expansive beaches and inland in the Jozani Forest. Later we join Sy on safari in different parts of the vast East African nation’s landscape – the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park.

VAISSEAU: spacey new single “Sonic Dislocation” streaming now!

“Sonic Dislocation is one hell of a track, a true journey through a unique and deeply fleshed out soundscape. Like many bands from the eras of music which this track (and band) is referring to, like Hawkwind or Magma, the key is in the vision, the depth of the story being told, even through these instrumental means. For that, the composition and execution have to be flawless, taking in and fleshing out all the little details therein. VAISSEAU have both, making this track a true joy to take in.” describe Heavy Blog Is Heavy.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: It Is Time To Experience “Sonic Dislocation” With VAISSEAU’s New Track

FLIPP DINERO Releases New Music Video for “HOW I MOVE” ft. Lil Baby!

Big Sync Music Global Expansion: Leading, Tech-Enabled Global Music Agency Expands Into Four New Markets

Songtradr, Inc wholly owned subsidiary, Big Sync Music, the world’s leading, full service, creative music licensing agency, has launched its tech-enabled music services to brands, and other content creators, from TV and OTT networks, to the film and video gaming industries across Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany. Big Sync, with Unilever as its anchor client, is the first global music agency to enter these markets.

Low Hummer share new single ‘The Real Thing’

Hull quintet Low Hummer have announced their third single ‘The Real Thing’ will be released on famed Leeds label Dance to The Radio on the 6th February.

Launching in late 2019, Low Hummer have firmly announced themselves as one of the next great bands from the region with a brace of ferocious yet hooky singles that have helped to strike up no small amount of hype for the Northern post-punk group.

Haunt The Woods share pensive new single ‘Vultures’

Haunt The Woods have shared their new single, ‘Vultures’, ahead of the release of their debut album, Opaque, on February 28th.

With intricate guitar lines accompanying singer Jonathan Stafford’s expressive vocals, the track builds through delicately pensive verses before concluding in an immersive blend of climactic instrumentation and powerfully evocative lyricism.

“We wrote this song a long time ago,” explain the band. “Our time recording Opaque gave us the perfect atmosphere to develop it into what it has now become – everyone’s energy was so vibrant. It’s melancholic before evolving in purpose and power. We can’t wait to play this one live on our tour in March.”

HAYVANLAR ALEMI: mesmerizing new single streaming now!

Ankara psych rockers HAYVANLAR ALEMI announce the release of their new album ‘Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence’ this March 27th on Subsound Records. Listen to their enthralling blend of folk and drone metal with their new single “Referendum Day” – exclusively on It’s Psychedelic Baby Mag.

HAYVANLAR ALEMI’s new effort ‘Psychedelia in Times of Turbulence’ features progressive compositions that take their cue from drone metal, stoner rock and psychedelic doom, while subtly preserving the overtones of their brand of folkloric psych rock. “Referendum Day” is as dark as strange; it translates a faded but reborn beauty, in a very cinematic instrumental way.

‘Referendum Day’ by Hayvanlar Alemi

quietype: “Island”

The band’s forthcoming debut self-titled EP is a brutally honest depiction of a relationship that is slowly, quietly fracturing. It’s an elegy to the joys of falling in love – and the pain of falling out of it.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV release explosive art-rocker ‘Me, You and a Dog’

Leeds art-rock quintet The Golden Age of TV release explosive, abrupt new single ‘Me, You And A Dog’ on February 6thahead of their debut self-titled EP, dropping March 13th.

Opening solely with Bea Fletcher’s impressive vocals delivering the chorus hook, before the gritty, analogue instrumentation comes crashing in, there’s no time to be left wondering. The immediacy is compelling; it’s a call to arms from the five-piece, a command to involve yourself in their rapturous world.


Ed O’Brien of Radiohead has unveiled, among other details, the title, track listing, release date, and cover art of Earth, his first album under the moniker of EOB. Earth will be released April 17 on Capitol Records and consists of the following nine songs:

1. Shangri-La
2. Brasil
3. Deep Days
4. Long Time Coming
5. Mass
6. Banksters
7. Sail On
8. Olympik
9. Cloak of the Night

EOB’s first official single “Shangri-La” is now available. The song’s release was preceded by the non-album track “Santa Teresa” and the “shapeshifting epic” (Stereogum) “Brasil,” along with its accompanying sci-fi epic short film. As a special surprise for fans: Those who have ordered the “Brasil” 12″ will find “Shangri-La” as an unmarked hidden track.

Queensryche Release Lyric Video For “Portrait”

“‘Portait’ is a reflective song about relationship struggles. The ups and downs of loving someone and trying to make the relationship work. there is hope and despair throughout the song as with most relationships,” states Queensryche frontman Todd LaTorre about the track.

PUP release live video for ‘Morbid Stuff’, recorded in London by 19 fans

“Morbid Stuff is the angriest PUP has ever sounded. But it’s not a cry for help. It’s a cry of freedom, the sound of a band realising that anger is liberating…” – Pitchfork (7.9)

“With Morbid Stuff, the Toronto band made the best album of their career” – Noisey

Taos, NM’s Tan Cologne share “Strange God” off Cave Vaults on the Moon in New Mexico

Cave Vaults on the Moon in New Mexico is the debut album from Tan Cologne, a new project by Lauren Green (formerly Mirror Travel) and interdisciplinary artist Marissa Macias. The two artists met in Taos 5 years ago and began exploring new musical and creative terrains together. From forming an underground gallery space to composing experimental soundscapes, Cave Vaults on the Moon in New Mexico emerged from parallel observations and growth, with New Mexico as the axis of the journey.

Disq share video for new single “Loneliness”

Of the song, Isaac deBroux-Slone says “‘Loneliness’ is about the feeling of helplessness you get after someone you love has moved far away. At the time, my high-school girlfriend of a few years was moving from Madison to Los Angeles for college. We’d decided to stay together, but with the distance I began to feel a kind of loneliness that I hadn’t known before. The lyrics were written over several sad days sitting in my room, and combined with a guitar riff Raina came up with.”

Christian Lee Hutson Signs To ANTI-Records

Newly signed to ANTI- Records, Christian Lee Hutson today announced his new album Beginners—produced by Phoebe Bridgers—will be released on May 29th, 2020. He also shared the Zoe Donahoe and Adam Sputh-directed video for the stirring first single “Lose This Number,” which features backing vocals by Bridgers and a string arrangement by Nathaniel Walcott (Bright Eyes). “I think ‘Lose This Number’ is about someone fixating on the past, wishing they could go back and change things,” explains Hutson. “My friends Zoe and Adam made fake rain, granny’s basement, dragged a mattress onto a rooftop, and vacuumed up thousands of feathers in order to bring their beautiful video for this song to life.

Moon Bounce Shares “Malm” Via The FADER

Today, producer, songwriter and vocalist, Moon Bounce releases “Malm,” the third track off of his upcoming sophomore LP, Skip Intro. Filled with chimes, polyphonic instrumentation and Corey Regensburg’s poignant lyrics, “Malm” furthers the anticipation for his upcoming release by displaying his prowess as both a producer and songwriter. “Malm” was premiered with The FADER praising, “The restless vocal glitches remain, though its melody is brighter, reflecting the song’s slightly breezier subject matter.”

Foals Share New Music Video For “Neptune”

Today, Foals share a new music video for “Neptune”, the sprawling closing song on Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 that brings the album’s journey to a dramatic, heartfelt conclusion. The video, directed by David East combines striking natural beauty with images that conjure the feeling of a world teetering on the precipice of an apocalypse. From the coastal location to the fiery finale, East’s video complements the lyrical themes of both the song and ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ as a whole. Watch the music video for “Neptune” here.