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GODTHRYMM: Reflections Debut From UK Doom Trio

Reflections, the debut full-length from UK doom metal trio GODTHRYMM, is currently streaming in its forlorn entirety. The premiere comes on the eve of its release this Friday, February 14th via Profound Lore Records.


Award-winning producer, singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Raymix is a true master in his field. The winner of a Latin Billboard Award for Best Mexican Regional Album and now recently as a finalist to be Billboard’s Best Regional Mexican Artist of the Year, he’s proven himself a true force to be reckoned with on a global scale.

New Music From Sam Fender “Hold Out” Available Now Via Interscope Records

“We nearly released ‘Hold Out’ as a single back in the day. It was a staple in our live set when the band first got together. This song is about going out on the lash back home as a form of escape. We always really liked this one but haven’t known what to do with it. Here it is…”

Personal Trainer, the garage-pop trio based out of Philadelphia and Brooklyn, release their debut single

“I suppose it went something like this… I’m in a basement in South Philly and it’s New Year’s Eve, right, and for some reason we’re swapping stories about the first time we got high. My ears perk up like they always do when she speaks. She takes us back to the summer of 2004 when the popular girl asked her over for a sleepover. She was approached after most had fallen asleep. Did she want to come out into the backyard with the others? Inside popular-girl’s-dad’s toolshed, somewhere in south jersey, she inhales for the first time, and they let her know that it’s going to be okay.


Joshua Homme’s collaborative motley crew Desert Sessions follow up the recent fever dream vision of their “Easier Said Than Done” clip with the latest music video from Desert Sessions Vols. 11 & 12 (aka respectively Arrivederci Despair and Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels) (Matador): “If You Run.” Directed by filmmaker / actor Rio Hackford, “If You Run” stars Homme and DS newcomer Libby Grace as a mysterious hitchhiker, following them on a sinister trip through the Joshua Tree desert, culminating in a freakishly hallucinatory finale set at the famed Rancho De La Luna studio. Hackford’s “If You Run” visualization also stars DS collaborators Billy Gibbons, Dave Catching, Matt Sweeney, Stella Mozgawa, and Carla Azar.

Fake Shape – Keep Me In Your “Headspace”

Our new song, “Headspace,” captures the beginnings of our collaboration as a band.

Before Fake Shape had formed, our bandmate Chester set a goal of writing and recording a song in a single week. This is that song.

Premiere: Fake Shape Get Real Jazzy in Debut “Headspace”

BRUX Serves Up A Provocative Collision Of Sounds On Debut EP “Fruit”

Mysterious Aussie producer BRUX serves up a provocative collision of sounds on her debut EP, Fruit. Pulling influences from techno, house and leftfield electronic offerings, singles “Hoarse,” “BWP (Bitches Want Pictures),” and the titular track offer a dizzying display of dancefloor energy, rife with originality and quick-witted lyrics sung by BRUX herself.

Art Rock Geniuses Derayernah Take Dystopian Voyage With New Single

Derayernah is not just a band name: it’s a feeling; a spirit animal; a footnote at the bottom of a religious text; a foghorn in the night directing you to another realm. It’s no surprise then that the band have chosen now to introduce the world to not just their debut album, “In Joys” but also a brand-new single, “Siberian Scopes”. Derayernah chose not to promote “In Joys” last year:


With “Opia” – the third single (after the impressive and dynamic “Zero Won” and “Pt. 1: Alexithymia”) off the group’s most recent EP – “Theatres Of The Mind” – progressive metal trio LestWeForget showcases both the diversity behind the said release and the band’s vision and talent in terms of creating music with undeniable artistic value that is not subject to any genre limitations. With its haunting, gloomy and torturing, yet incredibly beautiful and poetic atmosphere, outlined and enriched by the addition of classical arrangements and instruments, “Opia” presents a notable blend of genuine and powerful emotions through a memorable and minimalist song structure, which is utilized to a terrific and striking effect, considering the stunning impression, which is being generated by the overall product’s presentation.

Dallas Rapper Mo3 Connects with Boosie for the ‘BadAzz Mo3’ Collaborative Project

Known for his raw lyricism, athletic rhymes, and bluesy croon, Dallas native Mo3 is the heir to a noble Southern rap tradition. Getting the ultimate co-sign from Boosie BadAzz, Mo3 shares BadAzz Mo3, a full-length collaborative mixtape with the Baton Rouge-born legend. Bursting with emotion and rich with detail, the tape boasts highlights suited for any situation, from the bouncy, club-ready “Move,” to the twinkling-yet-ferocious “I Remember,” and “Supposed To Do,” a melodic ode to the struggle. Throughout, the duo displays a lived-in chemistry that belies their age difference, as Mo3 offers veteran-level wisdom and Boosie puts his heart and soul into his helium bars. Spanning fifteen street-savvy tracks, BadAzz Mo3 is available to stream everywhere via H$M/BadAzz Music Syndicate/EMPIRE.

Bradley Arthur Maxwell Shares “No Wonder Why” Video Via Variance Magazine

In time for Valentine’s Day, singer/songwriter Bradley Arthur Maxwell has released his second video of 2020 for the beautifully hypnotizing love ballad, “No Wonder Why”. It premiered exclusively with Variance Magazine and is featured by Atwood Magazine.

Comprised of 8mm and 16mm found footage, the video depicts the real life love story of a couple in the post Summer of Love Era – the early 1970s. The emotional piece is a time-capsule of harmonious visuals exposing the carefree nature of young love. As we flutter through moment after heartfelt moment, each one coalesces perfectly – to an almost magic effect – with the ambient soundscapes, layered instrumentation and harmonies of the song.

VINCINT releases debut EP, ‘The Feeling’

VINCINT has released his eagerly anticipated debut EP, The Feeling, available everywhere now. The six-track EP features VINCINT’s newest single “Save Myself,” an uplifting proclamation of independence co-written with Brandon Colbein (Liam Payne, Hayley Kiyoko) and Ryan Hartman, as well as the previously released and celebrated singles “Someday,” and “Please Don’t Fall In Love.”

“I wanted it to be so genuine it felt uncomfortable,” says VINCINT in an exclusive interview with Shelby Sells for PAPER Magazine. “Art isn’t supposed to be safe. It’s supposed to be honest and sometimes honesty is dangerous.”

Eve Maret releases video for “Arc of Emotion”

Eve Maret is a Nashville-based experimental artist and composer who employs a wide array of electronic media and techniques in her various disciplines, exploring the possibilities of personal and communal healing through creative acts. Her 2018 album “No More Running” saw Eve tackling electronic music that married elements of synth-pop, krautrock and avant-garde compositional patterns to create something both highly personal and even more danceable. Her new album “Stars Aligned” will be released on Whited Sepulchre Records in July 2020.

Store Front Release Debut EP ‘Task’

Today, the New York-based five piece Store Front released their debut EP Task. The five songs that make up Task are hook-forward pop songs about trying to make something of a life that feels squalid (sometimes in a great way). Laura Snapes of The Guardian says EP opener “Rip the Price Off,” which was previously released as a demo, unites Sonic Youth and Stereolab calling it “louche yet invigorating,” and Brooklyn Vegan’s Bill Pearis says it sounds “…a little like Everything But the Girl by way of ’90s Liz Phair.”

Israeli songwriter Totemo premieres new video on Gorilla vs Bear

Today, Israeli producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Totemo releases her stunning new music video for single “See You at the Beginning.” The track comes from her 2019 full-length ‘Everything Happens Only Once.’ We’ve partnered with Gorilla vs Bear to bring you the premiere. They praised the “soft and shimmering lament,” calling it “exquisite.”


Kidd Kenn, the 17-year old Chicago hip-hop phenom who released a string of singles since signing with Island Records last year – “Bougie Fellow,” “Babysitter,” “U 2 Funny,” and the brand new “Benji” released just two weeks ago – shares the love with the Valentine’s Day release of CHILD’S PLAY, his eagerly awaited mixtape available today. Earlier this week, Kidd Kenn hosted a mixtape release party in NYC at SNS Bar in meatpacking. The night also included a fiery impromptu performance from Kidd Kenn (see photos below). Watch recap of release event here. Kidd Kenn has built an organic fanbase and boasts over 145K followers on Instagram and over 1.6 million hearts and 150K followers on TikTok in just under three months.

Multi Talented Country Artist on the Rise, Emily Miller, Releases “Prince Charming”

“Prince Charming” is a song that every little girl can relate to. We all wish someday to find our Prince Charming that we can spend the rest of our lives with. I know I sure do,” shared Emily Miller. “This song brings out a different side of my voice that I’m excited for listeners to hear. Most of my songs showcase how big my voice can get, this one showcases the softer, more tender side to my artistry. Colt (my producer) did a great job with the production of the song. He truly brought out the best in me throughout the song.”

Cailin Russo Releases ‘The Drama’ EP Today

Today sees the release of The Drama—the new EP from Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Cailin Russo. ‘The Drama’ EP was executively produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), with additional production from The Invisible Men (Charli XCX, ZAYN), Michael Percy and Gianluca Buccelatti and features Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s on guitar.


Growing up in the south, young Christian was musical from the start. At four years old, he learned to play the drums, followed by the piano, bass, and guitar. His father, a former hip-hop dancer, taught Christian how to dance and it wasn’t long before he was performing at family parties.

BHuman Go Back To School In “Other Way” Video

BHuman have shared the video for “Other Way”. For this visual, the duo were inspired by iconic high school movies like Grease, But I’m a Cheerleader, and Carrie. They explain: “We’re obsessed with the weird graphic bright poppy pastels from but I’m a cheerleader, contrasting against the dark subject matter, which is really similar to what we try and do with our music” muses Lloyd. She continues, “Both of us have always been obsessed with this genre of film, I think because it reflects a high school experience we didn’t get the chance to have as ‘outsider’ queer kids.”