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Pool Cosby Share “Day Breaks (feat. Ivy Sole)” via mxdwn

NYC-based electronic trio, Pool Cosby, start off the new year with a brand new single titled, “Day Breaks.” The track features vocals from Philly’s own Ivy Sole. It was premiered last week with mxdwn.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Pool Cosby Release Funk Slow-Jam “Day Breaks” Featuring Ivy Sole


“But Lauren” also carries special hometown significance. The track was originally recorded by Sanders’ favorite local band, Goodbye Love. The group was the brainchild of Mike Hanson, who had been in several Tallahassee bands throughout the years, including a hardcore act that captured Sanders’ attention as a pre-teen. As Mayday Parade grew out of Tallahassee, Sanders spoke to Hanson a few times, sharing that his songs were always a major source of inspiration to him. Once he recorded his own “But Lauren” cover, it only made sense for him to get Hanson’s opinion. “He was actually the one to say, ‘This is great, you should put this out somehow.’ That was when I started thinking about what other songs would be fun to cover [for the EP],” he says. My Rock and Roll Heart is not only a chance for Sanders to cover a song by one of his heroes, but also a way to expose people to “But Lauren” for the first time. “This was before the internet, and Mike never really broke out of Tallahassee. It’s such a shame his music never had a chance to do more than it did, and it’s cool that people will be able to hear it through me,” he adds.

Brian Fallon releases “21 Days” video

Brian Fallon has announced today’s premiere of the official video for his acclaimed new single, “21 Days.” Directed by New Jersey-based filmmaker/photographer Kelsey Hunter Ayres, the video is streaming now at Fallon’s official YouTube channel; “21 Days” is available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services.

I Break Horses Share New Track “I’ll Be The Death Of You”

The video was directed by Douglas Hart, who has created videos for the likes of My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors, The Libertines, Primal Scream and many more. Of the video Hart says: “With a song so beautifully arranged and musically textured, the video needed to mirror this by using extremes of color and light to underscore the sound. Also musically the song has an epic quality… So the dramatic locations were chosen to match the scope of the arrangement.”

King Princess debuts “Ohio” + video

Ohio will be included on the deluxe version of King Princess’ debut album Cheap Queen, out this Friday, along with four other previously unreleased tracks: “All Dressed in White,” “Forget About It,” “Best Friend” and “Back of a Cab.”


For more than two decades, Jadakiss has been a hip-hop icon, a skilled lyricist revered and respected in New York City and nationwide. From his early days as part of the hip-hop group the LOX (with Styles P and Sheek Louch), Jada went on to blaze his own successful trail over the course of four essential albums: Kiss the Game Goodbye(2001, with “We Gonna Make It” featuring Styles P); Kiss Of Death (2004, with “U Make Me Wanna” featuring Mariah Carey, and “Why” featuring Anthony Hamilton); The Last Kiss (2009, with “Who’s Real” featuring Swizz Beatz and OJ Da Juiceman, and “By My Side” featuring Ne-Yo); and Top 5 Dead Or Alive (2015, with “Ain’t Nothin New” featuring Ne-Yo and Nipsey Hussle).

Big Gigantic Release Chilled Out Single “St Lucia” feat. Felly

Big Gigantic continues to show their diverse range in sound with new single “St. Lucia” featuring Felly, out now off their forthcoming album Free Your Mind on Big Gigantic x Counter Records. Combining beachy guitar, trap rhythms and jazz-inflected instrumentals, Felly rides the beat with his laid-back rhymes perfect vibes for enjoying a sunny day in the Caribbean.


Philadelphia-born and based, New Jersey-raised singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Orion Sun has announced the release of her debut album, Hold Space For Me, coming March 27th on Mom + Pop. Coinciding with the news is the release of her second single, “Coffee For Dinner” and the official video, both visually and lyrically sharing her complicated upbringing and rough early days as a young person trying to find her way. The song and project is a deeply personal and existential coming of age exploration delivered through a lilting yet soft and poignant voice. The project features 11 songs that bring to life the profoundly personal storytelling Orion Sun is capable of crafting via intricate melodies influenced by jazz, hip-hop, and R&B production, a bearer of genre-less music flouting categorization.

Circa Waves Unveil Video For “Sad Happy”

Circa Waves today unveil the video for “Sad Happy”, the eponymous first single from the Sad side of their forthcoming album Sad Happy (release on March 13, 2020). A banging, soulful track that drives along strummed chords and keyboard riffs, it’s another example of Kieran Shudall’s ever developing songwriting, perfectly encapsulating the uptempo yet emotional tensions that cut right to the heart of the album Sad Happy. The video is directed by fast rising duo Bousher & Gee, and sees Shudall in the middle of a One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest-esque nightmare. Cutting between performance footage and the story of Schudall’s descent as one of a group of heartbroken clowns going through increasing twisted therapy sessions, the video tracks his hellish inner turmoil and the brutal ‘treatment’ that eventually leads him to the point of no return.

LEVANIA Release New Official Video For ‘Reflections’

Levania, the gothic metalcore group from Italy, have released an official video for the track Reflections, taken from their recent mini-EP Episode 0 released via Sliptrick Records on August 2nd 2019. Here’s what the band had to say about their latest track; “We’re very proud to announce our latest video for the track Reflections. We started a journey with the EP Episode 0 (where the track is taken from) and Reflections represents the thousands of idiosyncrasies that affected our lifestyle. Today we live in a sick society. We are losing sincerity, human relations and empathy. Humanity is regressing to a “homo homini lupus” level but, we have got a chance to invert this process with …education! In every single action we make we have a possibility; allow the instinct that leads to the fear of the unknown or, thanks to education, trying not to regress in ourselves to beasts.

The Blinders announce new album ‘Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath’

The Blinders have announced their new album, Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath, out on May 8th via Modern Sky UK. The band have also shared ‘Circle Song’, the first single to be taken from the album, as well as a run of live dates throughout May.

R&B Trailblazer Talii shares Sensually Charged Anthem ‘Good To Be Bad’

Having already seen support from Wonderland Magazine, The Line of Best Fit and Billboard, Orlando hailed R&B trailblazer Talii returns with latest sensually charged anthem ‘Good To Be Bad’, March 6th.


Today [13th February 2020] following the release of two emotive and intoxicating remixes from Shanti Celeste and Model Man that have been widely supported by DJ Mag, Complex, DUMMY, i-D, Hunger and more, one of the UKs most adored and innovative underground music pioneers and composers MJ Cole shares the final two remixes in the series from Max Cooper of the unreleased single ‘Cathedral’, and the unreleased ‘Strings For Jodie’ by MJ Cole himself which was premiered via RedBull.

Paddy Hanna’s Autre Monde share new single “Brain Upon Your Pillow” via FLOOD

“I wrote ‘Brain Upon Your Pillow’ as a kind of Latin-y folk ballad, all finger picked guitar. It was written in the midst of Autre Monde really finding its feet, understanding what we were as a band, and it was just natural that it would become this groove thing with a hint of desperation and drama. That Grace Jones Pull Up to the Bumper beat, we’d be happy to play it for hours, so the song stretches out on it a bit before taking its other turns.

Enigmatic producer Alvin Whitte drops debut single “What Is Love” on Valentine’s Day

Anonymous producer Alvin Whitte is making his musical debut with the release of his new single “What is Love”, out now via Proximity.

While audiences may not be familiar with the enigmatic artist just yet, they will be sure to recognize the irresistibly catchy track that inspired Alvin Whitte’s version. A slick rework of Haddaway’s iconic 1993 club hit of the same name, “What Is Love” pairs elements of vibrant house with pitched down vocals and driving basslines, resulting in a dancefloor-ready groover.

Star Cam Returns With Her New Single “Till There’s Nothing Left”

The epic love song puts Cam’s masterful storytelling and show-stopping voice at the forefront, baring her soul with this heart-tugging testimony of giving everything to your one and only… ‘till there’s nothing left. The song was co-written by Cam and long-time collaborators Tyler Johnson (Harry Styles, Sam Smith) and Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Bruno Mars), along with Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga). The song was also produced by Johnson and Bhasker.

Music: U.S Songwriter Matt Simons Shares Powerful, Alt-Pop Cut ‘Cold’ (Billboard/ Clash/ Radio 1 A-List)

L.A Songwriter Matt Simons has a unique ability with his music to reach a global audience, with an accessible sound that still feels personal to each of his fans worldwide. Following the release of his third album ‘After The Landslide’, Matt returns in 2020 with his melancholy pop anthem, ‘Cold’

MALAMORTE (Ita) – Release Lyric Video For “The Demons that Devour your Soul”

MALAMORTE’s new album “God Needs Evil” will be released on February 21st on Revalve records! Watch the lyric video for the title track “The Demons that Devour your Soul” now –

HMLTD share video for ‘Mikey’s Song’

London based five-piece HMLTD’s debut album, the expansive, labyrinthine West of Eden, is out now via Lucky Number and today the band share a lyric video for the album’s tear-jerking and aspirational pop moment, ‘Mikey’s Song’, as they set off on their UK/EU headline tour.


Wrestling and rock music have been intertwined throughout the years to great success. Now the Grammy nominated legendary pop punk band Bowling For Soup have teamed up with one of WWE’s biggest stars to bring you the next chapter of the two worlds colliding with a fantastically catchy new single.

October Drift share video for ‘Oh The Silence’

October Drift have shared the video for their new single, ‘Oh the Silence’, the latest track to be taken from their debut album, Forever Whatever, out now via Physical Education Records.

The video is powerfully intense and intimate, with a continuous shot of singer Kiran running along an abandoned runway accompanying the track, highlighting its vital energy and emotion. It premiered with CLASH, who said: “direct and affecting, it drills home the band’s emotive lyricism, and their nuanced songwriting.”