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Caroline Blind Shares New Single “First”

Sunshine Blind and The Wake have known each other since the early 90’s, when they were often booked to play shows together. Sunshine Blind would put The Wake up at their house when The Wake came to the New York area, and Sunshine Blinds’ bassist JT Murphy later played with The Wake for a short spell. After Sunshine Blind moved to San Francisco and both bands became less active, they fell out of touch for a while, but the distance and the years all fell away when Caroline and Rich got in touch again, and decided to try writing some songs together back in 2017. Trading files electronically over 2000 miles, they quickly wrote two songs, and realized that it was a great fit. They worked on cover songs, acoustic songs, and experimented with different sounds, keys, and instruments.

AGE OF FIRE Step into The ‘Shades Of Shadow’

The 2020 release, Shades Of Shadow, starts a new chapter for Age Of Fire. 2019 was a busy and productive year for the band with more and more streaming outlets, magazine features, podcasts, blogs, online interviews and radio stations picking up their music around the globe. A few new singles have been released from the upcoming Shades Of Shadow such as Time Is Running Out, Fairystones and the title track Shades Of Shadow.

Weyes Blood to support Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds on their North American tour

September/October 2020
Sep. 19 – Chicago, IL – UIC Credit Union Arena
Sep. 21 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple
Sep. 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at the Mann
Sep. 25 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
Oct. 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Oct. 12 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Oct. 14 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater

Justin Bieber Releases New Music Video For “ETA” Exclusively on Apple Music

From the creative minds of Justin Bieber and director Michael D. Ratner, this is the exclusive visual of the hit song “ETA” off of Justin’s seventh studio album Changes, now the #1 album worldwide. “ETA” is the first in a collection of brand new music videos from Changes that will launch exclusively on Apple Music over the coming weeks.

Horse Lords Debut Single & Video For “People’s Park” via The Quietus

The song title comes from a public park established by the Young Lords, a Latinx liberation organization. It was built both as a community-run community space and as a bulwark against development on a vacant tract of land in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, which at the time had a large Puerto Rican population who correctly feared they were being pushed out. A modest utopian project compared to some of the other points on the album’s titles’ map of socialist modernisms but an inspiring assertion of the public’s right to occupy public space.

DEPRAVED – Release New Music Video For “Asylum”

French Brutal Death / Grind band DEPRAVED have released a new music video for “Asylum”, taken from “Raped Innocence” album, released February 7th, 2020 by Music-Records.

Brooklyn’s Kodacrome ‘Seek Connection’ on Latest Single “Tender Exit”

“Billed as an electronic band, Kodacrome is made up of Elissa LeCoque (vocals) and Ryan Casey (synths). According to Elissa, “I wrote ‘Tender Exit’ in response to Tom DeGeeter’s graphic novel CGI Buffalo which is about a disenchanted radio show host riddled with insomnia and ennui.” Darkly textured and minimalist, the song travels on subtle, softly graceful colors suffused with melancholy.” – Popdust

‘Falling’ by Sophia Annello

18 year old singer/songwriter named Sophia Annello. Sophia draws inspiration from artists like Maggie Rogers and Bon Iver. Her music ranges in style from indie folk, alternative, to country and pop.

Sophia Annello had the honor of beingnamed to NPR’s 20 under 20 rising talents in Dallas.

As of recently, Sophia Annello’s song Falling skyrocketed to the #4 Trending spot under the Indie genre on Tik Tok. Falling has been in Tiktoks totalling over 35 million views.

Patriarchy Shares “Asking For It” Video Via Playboy Mexico

Patriarchy have shared the latest video for “Asking For It.” “Asking For It” is the self-titled track off of their debut LP released last year via DERO Arcade. Featuring vampires, sex and coffins, the video’s darkness is juxtaposed by confetti and their dark sense of humor. With a variety of visual effects, captivating backdrops and an energetic performance the “Asking For It” video displays the bands prowess in art and sound.

Patriarchy, la chica que se le subió al muerto

The Districts Share Video for New Single “Velour And Velcro”

The Districts today shared the video for their new single “Velour and Velcro,” the third released from the band’s forthcoming new album You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere, out March 13th on Fat Possum. Director Jake Lazovick says the clip is “a fairytale about finding heaven and quickly growing bored with what it has to offer,” while singer/guitarist Rob Grote explains the song “is about the elusive nature of bliss and how even when you’ve caught it, you know it may be fleeting.”

Wilma Archer Shares New Track ft. Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands)

Following the announcement of his debut album, A Western Circular, Wilma Archer has shared new track “Decades” featuring Samuel T. Herring, of Future Islands, and Laura Groves. The song acts as part one of a 10-minute composition as per the running order of the album, with “Ugly Feelings” being the counterpart. Both songs demonstrate cyclical melodic motifs, further illustrating the theme of A Western Circular.

Mohegan Sun Arena’s Rescheduled Ozzy Osbourne Concert For June 20th Has Been Cancelled

Mohegan Sun Arena regrets to announce that Ozzy Osbourne’s 2020 North American “No More Tours 2” date set for Saturday, June 20th is cancelled. The “No More Tours 2” North American dates are cancelled to allow Osbourne to continue to recover from various health issues he has faced over the past year. This decision was made to accommodate fans who’ve been holding tickets for rescheduled shows and have been asked to change plans, some multiple times. Following promotional obligations for his new Ordinary Man album (out February 21st), Osbourne will head to Europe for additional treatments.

Sour Widows Premieres “Open Wide” via POST-TRASH

Sour Widows are a bedroom rock group from the Bay Area, formed in 2018 by longtime friends Maia Sinaiko, Susanna Thomson and Max Edelman, and recently joined by Sam Edelman on bass. Songs marked by driving harmonies address themes of relationship and reflection; layers of warmth, grit, and depth surface and fade in their two guitar dynamic. Carried by Edelman’s inimitable drumming, the four draw from influences including Big Thief, Duster, Pile and Forth Wanderers to create heavy harmonic alternative rock. The term ‘bedroom rock’ is a nod to this intimacy – it could mean sleepy, dreamy, or weepy – as it captures the emotion behind the music. Post-Trash calls their debut single ‘Tommy’ “a perfect synthesis of slacker pop and punk’s tamer edges,” and asserts the band “is slated to blow up the indie scene.”

OMEGA INFINITY Premiere Video for New Song, “Jupiter”

OMEGA INFINITY comment: “Bask thy selves in the glorious aura of the uncrowned king, feel the humility of thy meek existence as the eternal red gaze falls upon thee. To plead allegiance to him is to gain entry to The Void. We will meet there in legions!”


Eminem has been making headlines recently, from his chart-topping new album “Music to be Murdered By” to his show-stopping Oscar award show performance to his record-breaking rap speed, and now has scored another achievement with his video for “Rap God” officially hitting over 1 Billion Views on YouTube. The award-winning video for the “Marshall Mathers LP 2” track now joins Eminem’s hits “Not Afraid” (1.3 billion views) and “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna (1.9 billion views) in YouTube’s Billion Views Club.

LEYA Debuts New Single & Video For “INTP” via i-D Magazine

LEYA have shared a music video for their new single “INTP” from their forthcoming sophomore album Flood Dream (releasing March 6th via NNA Tapes), which premiered today via i-D Magazine.

Her second video with LEYA, director Kathleen Dycaico explains the visuals: “‘INTP’ follows the scent of “Sister” from The Fool, but goes darker — a lush and sinister horror-romance. Young lovers, full of a purity of life to invite envy from any watcher, break into a house they believe to be empty… Or is it? As the lovers’ search to find each other grows more urgent, the track revels in tension, an urgency crossed with an insistently slow lament.”

Shubu Premieres “Loving U to the End of Time” Video via PAPER Mag

“Taking cues from the starry-eyed harmonies of early aughts boy bands and the avant-garde pop earnestness of PC Music, “Loving U to the End of Time” is a tender love ballad about undying devotion, but with a fatalist twist.” -Matt Moen, PAPER Magazine

Marie Dahlstrom announces long-awaited debut album ‘Like Sand’

Danish, London based artist Marie Dahlstrom today (18th February 2020) officially announces her long-awaited debut album, ‘Like Sand’. Featuring contributions from the likes of South London singer James Vickery, California based songwriter and producer Jeremy Passion, Brooklyn based singer/producer Elijah Fox, British guitarist Beau Diako and more – the album will be released May 22nd, 2020.

Maggie Miles shares new alt-pop single “WHATDOISAY?”

Maggie explains that, “WHATDOISAY? analyzes the questions that everyone wonders in certain situations. What do I say when I’m losing my faith, when I don’t know what’s going on, when I’m not sure I believe anymore? Glistening with a poppy chorus, I want the song to cause the listener to have a sense of levity amongst the darker lyrics.”

Hello Halo To Release New Single “Our Tomorrow Is You” March 6

New York alternative rock band HELLO HALO is preparing to release their debut album Maybe This Can’t Wait on April 24, but before that they’ll drop a new single, “Our Tomorrow Is You,” on Friday, March 6.

“I wanted to convey a simple yet underserved concept: actions speak louder than words,” explains vocalist Paul Nathaniel. “Our hope as musicians is to speak to a deeper aspect of human nature. You meet plenty of dreamers…people on a quest to make their lives matter. And every music group counts themselves among those dreamers. But too often those deep desires go undefined and unfulfilled. It becomes a game of chasing fame over substance.

Hello Halo To Release New Single “Our Tomorrow Is You” March 6; Show March 13 at Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Spinning Coin Share “Get High” + New Video

“Get High is about the absurdity of life, and the contradictions we often make. When I notice how different I feel from moment to moment and realize I don’t really know what I’m doing, I might be constantly looking for amusement and contentment, but what could provide that keeps changing. Not realizing the good feeling till it’s gone, or enjoying something in the moment then regretting it later. Trying to act on instinct and intuition but being unable to trust it. Being high is different for everyone but we all try to get high!”

RYDERS CREED Reveal ‘Lost Souls’

“Lost Soul” has already garnered an incredible reaction from fans and media alike. After adding the track to their ‘Tracks of the Week’ feature, Classic Rock commented that the 6-minute epic is “Anthemic, rousing… like the Foo Fighters going for beers and man-hugs with Roadrunner-era Black Stone Cherry, after a particularly devastating breakup.”. BBC Introducing also featured the song, with DJ Alex Noble commenting “really really like that – impressive!”.