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Sons of Raphael – AKA brothers Loral and Ronnel Raphael – have unveiled an official music video for their new song “Siren Music.” The single follows the release of “He Who Makes the Morning Darkness” as the second single from their upcoming and yet-to-be-announced debut album, due this year via Because Music (Christine and the Queens, Justice, Metronomy).

Bleach Day Share New Single “bbs in the grass”

The band elaborated on the track’s meaning: “‘bbs in the grass’ is the end of a cycle that comprises the full album as if always. A series of musical movements erupting into existence, the track is propelled by a multitrack orchestra of driving percussion, thick bass, hailing piano notes, and twinkling Wurlitzer. “bbs in the grass” is reflective yet forward looking. “It is the truth learned at the end of a long introspection. It is celebratory, but accepting of the fact that you’ll soon be back in this very same spot – ending the cycle, so it can begin again.”

King Park’s New Single: “Listen Up Now”

King Park has been turning out indie rock since they released their 2017 breakout track, “Stay.” The quartet’s sound mirrors the antithesis of their hometown, Hamilton, Ontario: on the one hand, blue-collar and raw, and, on the other, artful and lovely.


Sacramento’s own Dance Gavin Dance have announced the release of their much-anticipated ninth full-length studio album, Afterburner, on Friday, April 24 via Rise Records. Produced by longtime collaborator Kris Crummett (Issues, Sleeping With Sirens, Mayday Parade) and Drew Fulk a.k.a. WZRD BLD (Lil Wayne, Motionless in White, Bad Wolves), the LP is a landmark mission statement for the band and encompasses DGD energy past, present, and future. It’s a killer and dynamic demonstration of what the five-piece does best, and is equal parts aggressive, melodic, and unrestrained.


Global superstars BTS just dropped their fourth studio album MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 and the music video for “ON” Kinetic Manifesto Film : Come Prima.

The film is the official music video for lead single “ON” that features BTS performing alongside 30 dancers and 12 marching band members. The massive performance once more demonstrates BTS’ prominence as global artists.

Jammerzine premiere of Stereodove’s dystopian new single “Madonna”

Long Beach punk misfits Stereodove launch their brand new music video for their dystopian single “Madonna”. We partnered with Jammerzine to bring you a First Look at their eerie commentary on the dangers of social media.

“Stereodove shows that they are the new #indie both in performance and values”, as the band utilizes maxed out synths and blown out drums to work, topped off with a nostalgic, 2000’s esque vocal performance.

Doom Flamingo & Nobide Collaborate for “Telepathy” Remix

Denver, CO and Charleston, SC – Live-electronic trio Nobide has collaborated with Doom Flamingo on a remix of the latter’s single, “Telepathy.” As Doom Flamingo keyboardist Ross Bogan explains, the intention for the original version of “Telepathy” was simple in that “We just want to make people dance. It’s a ritual.” In that light, Nobide hit the nail on the head with their “Telepathy” remix, weaving a new EDM identity into the song’s DNA.

NEW RELEASE: Unified Highway Announces New Album “Headlines” for April 24th Release

Rebelution vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany and renowned producer, DJ, and remixer Amp Live (formerly of Zion I) may possess different backgrounds, but they both travel the same creative road and have combined to forge their own sound as Unified Highway. Their self-titled debut album, released in 2016, traversed through reggae, electronic, hip-hop, and alternative, flowing into a cohesive and catchy vibe captured in the 13 songs. The duo are back with a new album, Headlines, that builds on their foundation, but adds new layers, features, and more infectious excursions in electro-reggae-pop music, along with appearances by Reverie, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Beebs, Million Stylez, Courtney P (of New Kingston), and Karim Israel (of Arise Roots).

Moon Bounce’s ‘Skip Intro’ LP Out Now Via Grind Select

Today, producer, songwriter and vocalist, Moon Bounce has released his latest LP, Skip Intro. Variance Magazine, praised, “The multi-dimensional album maintains the “mutant-pop” producer, songwriter and vocalist’s signature jangly sound and explosive production, it also finds Regensburg diving into more complex territory as he lets listeners into his struggles over the past few years.”

TETHRA: Italian death/doom metallers launch video “A Light Year Breath”

Italian melancholic death/doom act Tethra’s upcoming third album, Empire of the Void, is less than a month away from its release date. Metal Italia debuts the video for the 6th track, “A Light Year Breath,” that features Gogo Melone (Aeonian Sorrow) as the guest vocals. The album drops this March 20 on Black Lion Records on both digipak CD and digital formats.

Electro-pop artist KORDELYA releases second single “Pedazo De” Off Her Upcoming New Album

Following her catchy first single “Consentido”, KORDELYA uses “Pedazo De” to introduce us to her darker side. In this record, she creates an ethereal atmosphere on top of her signature urban-based production with her tremendous vocal flow and a touch of the exotic with a tribute to the Chinese instrument guqin as the protagonist of the beat. The lyrics describe the notion of feeling trapped in a cycle of enchantment over a person that ultimately uses you. It is an awakening of one’s self love, and the journey of empowerment to break the spell this person has over you. Even if it takes a little revenge.

Genres Collide in Tisoki & MineSweepa’s New Single “See You Again” Feat. David Kuncio

Tisoki joins forces with MineSweepa on “See You Again,” featuring David Kuncio on vocals, premiered today via Dancing Astronaut. The compelling single is a clever melting pot of trap, hip hop and dubstep, melding lush breakdowns with captivating verses and jarring drops. “See You Again” is the third single to be unveiled from Tisoki’s forthcoming sophomore EP, due out this spring via Dim Mak. The UK-native is currently on tour stateside through May, with collaborator MineSweepa joining him as direct support on all stops.

First Listen: Tisoki links with MineSweepa and David Kuncio on genre-crossing ‘See You Again’

New Release from Joe Hisaishi “Dream Songs: The Essential Joe Hisaishi”

Joe Hisaishi, the acclaimed Japanese composer behind some of the world’s best-loved anime films, has announced his new album, Dream Songs: The Essential Joe Hisaishi, will be released on 21 February. On the same day thirty albums from the composer’s extensive catalogue will be released on streaming services worldwide for the first time ever.

Wax Charmer release debut EP ‘Suburban Replay’

Wax Charmer, which includes three of the original members of local mainstay Jubilo Drive, are motivated by a lot of today’s current issues like climate change and political unrest. As artists, they’re utilizing their platform to speak out and ignite conversation amongst their community of fans and supporters. Tastemaker publications like Buzzbands have called them “bold” and “thought-provoking” (The Wandering Ear), while longstanding indie pub Glide Magazine gave the band praise comparisons to Steely Dan. A series of contradictions, the gentleman of Wax Charmer combine widely contrasting tastes and musical styles. Their diverse collection of influences ultimately makes its members more informed and nuanced musicians.


The track drops on the heels of G Herbo’s most recent banger “In This Bitch.” The latter already racked up 455K Spotify streams and encouraged multiple high-profile looks. Brooklyn Vegan dubbed it “hazy,” and HotNewHipHop highlighted it as “aggressive.”

PSYCHONAUT: New Noise Magazine Premieres “The Story Of Your Enslavement”

New Noise Magazine has unveiled the official new lyric video for “The Story Of Your Enslavement” from Belgian psychedelic post-metal trio PSYCHONAUT. The track comes off the band’s debut full-length, Unfold The God Man, set for release on March 6th via Pelagic Records.

Video Premiere: Psychonaut – ‘The Story of Your Enslavement’

Port Juvee shares final single ahead of ‘MOTION CONTROL’ release next week!

Calgary based post-punk band Port Juvee shares the next single from their forthcoming sophomore LP MOTION CONTROL. “Desert Moon Palace” is two-minutes and thirty-seconds of high octane punk-rock. Be sure to catch them at New Colossus Fest, SXSW & Treefort Music Festival later this year.

Port Juvee’s forthcoming record MOTION CONTROL out February 28th via Canadian DIY-label Garment District Records.

Sizzy Rocket Presents “THAT BITCH” Official Music Video

Seamlessly fusing bombastic punk-inspired riffs with electro-pop melodies, Sizzy’s new single is the ultimate self-empowerment record. The pairing video is, as Sizzy describes it, “some classic rockstar shit” — it’s unapologetic, it’s in your face, it’s gritty, and it oozes raw Sizzy Rocket energy. “THAT BITCH” is the first single to be released from Sizzy Rocket’s new “era” and will be followed by numerous singles and visuals over the next few months.

ALYXX Releases New Single “My Last Goodbye”

“My Last Goodbye” is a song is about a toxic relationship and finding the strength to say goodbye. The toxic relationship could be with a friend, partner, drugs or alcohol. This song is a reminder that you’re not alone and even when it feels like you’re trapped and sinking in deeper, you can pull yourself out. Your strength comes from within.

Slum Village’s Young Rj X Mega Ran X Abstract Orchestra “Pray” Video

Young RJ is the stalwart producer for Detroit legends Slum Village, and Mega Ran has built a reputation as the heavyweight champion of alternative hip-hop. Together, the two humble emcees hope to push their message farther than it has ever gone before.

RAZORWIRE HALO Release Official Music Video for “RED”

Razorwire Halo is an established; award winning electro-rock group based out of Kansas City, MO. RWH has proven time and time again that they can captivate their audience and bring a fresh sound year after year. This has allowed for RWH to perform live with many other national acts across the U.S.

New Single from Synthpop Rockers Sapien Trace

Join Sapien Trace as they launch you into their sci-fi world with their new single, released February 21st. ‘More Than I Can Give’ is deep-house tinged synth-pop at its finest.

With jackhammer beats, intense sci-fi synthesizer riffs and distinctive yet contrasting vocals, Sapien Trace are undeniably your next favourite rock band.

So far, they have released 2 killer singles — ‘Bite The Bullet’ which is a loud and proud mosh-pit banger, and ‘Precipice’, an addictive synthpop summer tune. They also dropped an EP ‘Pave the Way’ in 2017, which offered up 3 addictive metal guitar tracks. The band have had airplay on BBC Introducing North East and independent stations globally, as well as on the iconic Kerrang!

Single Exclusive: Sapien Trace – More Than I Can Give

Matt Pless Is On Tour Now

Combining elements of folk, punk, pop and rock, Matt Pless can lyrically turn a phrase with the best of them and has been compared to some of the preeminent songwriters of our time.

A consummate performer with a high-energy stage presence, Matt Pless travels the road continuously entertaining and astounding his audiences. With guitar and harmonica as his tools of choice and words as his main characters, he has shared the stage with the likes of Maroon 5, Rilo Kiley, Alkaline Trio, Arlo Guthrie, Bad Brains, Fallout Boy, All Time Low and others.


Aussie rock royalty Sarah McLeod has announced her new single Killin It Til I’m Dead, an absolute firecracker of a song about undying, unwavering confidence, out now. Killin It Til I’m Dead is the product of an ingenious new songwriting podcast Hatjam from Eskimo Joe’s Kav Temperley, on which Sarah was a guest and voila, the song was born. To celebrate the release, Sarah will be hitting the road in April and May, kicking off in Geelong at The Workers Club on April 2, then moving through regional and metropolitan cities in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales, wrapping up on May 2 at The Vanguard in Newtown, NSW.


CHANGES, the fifth studio album by Grammy Award®-winning global superstar Justin Bieber, makes its debut at #1 on the U.S. album chart, netting over 1 million in first week global consumption. Bieber’s 7th overall #1 album, CHANGES also debuts at #1 on the Billboard Too R&B Albums chart, a career first. Underscoring the global dominance of CHANGES, the album reached #1 in the UK and Canada, and clocked in at #1 iTunes in 85 countries.

ANGELS OF DARKNESS (Original MotionPicture Soundtrack)

Lara (Eleanor Tomlinson) and her estranged father, Dr. Hill (Stephen Rea), travel behind the iron curtain to a decrepit castle outside the Hungarian town of Styria. Int the nearby woods, Lara witnesses a car crash. Carmilla, (Julia Pietrucha), escapes from the wreckage as a driver attempts to run her over. When Larea hides this beautiful and mysterious stranger in the castle, the two start an intense and chaotic friendship. As their relationship deepens, the young women of Styria begin to go mad. When local girls are found dead from apparent suicides, Lara wonders if Carmilla is to blame or is there a darker secret behind the mass hysteria destroying the town.


“Caroline” is about someone that you have a crush on that might be out of your league, but as much as you try you can’t get them out of your head. For this video I wanted to create this trippy wonderland where you brain kinda takes you when you can’t get a specific person out of your mind. It envelopes everything around you and can be magical but also really dark at the same time”explains Boy In Space.


Up-and-coming multi talented artist by the name of Chris Wilson ( Official Apxllo ) who is a midwest native who is quickly achieving high grounds In the music Business. Moving to multiple cities as a child Apxllo acquired many musical experiences through his families deep musical background. After having a few street altercation Apxllo turned that energy to a life lesson story. Went from a knuckle head who was in – & out of the streets turned athlete now musicians. Once being well known as a basketball player out of Ohio until his career was snubbed short due to injury.