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CLAVVS have shared their new video and track “Half Moon.” The video features two dancers falling in and out of love, like stages of the moon. Using juxtaposing settings of a bright sun-lit abandoned building and an empty neon nightclub, “Half Moon” explores all of love’s complexities, it’s perpetuity and it’s transience.


Ushering in a new evolution of R&B music, LA native Steven G is excited to officially release his single “Handcuffs” via Entertainment One (eOne). Produced by 15Hunnit Boy of the hit making collective 1500 or Nothin’ (Jay Z, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake), the single is proving to have what it takes to be a smash hit, garnering over 2.1 million streams on Soundcloud and over 3 million streams and climbing between Spotify and YouTube. Steven’s “new LA sound” fuses a rhythmic style R&B with Hip Hop sensibilities. His infectious smile and charismatic personality has set the streets on fire as his shows are filled with female fans singing and screaming the lyrics to “Handcuffs”.

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NIGHT FLIGHT share ambitious new indie-rock single ‘ATM’

London based band Night Flight are gearing up to release their new ‘White Noise’ EP (out March 27th via CRC Records). Today they’re sharing the latest taste of the new EP – new single ‘ATM’. Leaning a little closer towards the band’s indie rock influences, the track is a cynical examination of the sacrifices made whilst seeking acclaim and success.

Steve Ray Ladson shares catchy R&B single “Do You Know”

R&B artist Steve Ray Ladson shares his new single “Do You Know” today. A multi-instrumentalist and touring member of the five-time Grammy award winning Blind Boys Of Alabama, as well as bassist of Robert Randolph And The Family Band, Ladson’s musical talents need little introduction. Celebrating authentic love and connection, “Do You Know” builds an irresistible, feel-good tune. It comes ahead of a full album, scheduled for release later this spring.

Ibranovski Levels Up With Dim Mak Debut “Mi Eye”

Boasting support from names such as Afrojack and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Ibranovski is a Dutch producer who rose to prominence working the bigroom circuit. Seeking a deeper connection to his music, in 2016 he zeroed in on house music and began to develop a purer sound. Incorporating low end vibes with funky house rhythms, Ibranovski coined his emerging movement “Ghetto Mainstream” and he hasn’t looked back since.

Post Metal band WOWS announce new album to be out in April

Italian post metal ensemble WOWS returns with a new album. The band announce the release of what they have been working on for quite a long time, a new album called Ver Sacrum, which follows their previous album AION. The two albums come five years apart and the band has already shared a few details about this new work.

Garage Rock Duo, THE DODIES, Premiere Video for Their Single “Boiling Point” on AltRevolt.com Today!

THE DODIES are a young garage rock duo from the southern desert of Israel. Yoni Avittan fronts the band as lead vocalist and guitarist, as Ran Aronson sings backing vocals while simultaneously playing bass lines on keyboard with one hand and playing the entire drum kit with the other.

Philadelphia’s Stereo League Release ‘Natural Mystery’ EP

Today, the Philadelphia-based rock band Stereo League released their new EP Natural Mystery. To celebrate the release, the band will perform a hometown EP release show at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, PA tomorrow Saturday, February 22.


The “Time Machine Tour” heralds Dunne’s new EP, LATE TEENS/EARLY TWENTIES, due to arrive everywhere in April. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter – who has earned applause for a recent string of festival appearances and support runs alongside such artists as Ben Rector, Andy Grammer, and Julia Michaels – will further introduce fans to the songs of LATE TEENS/EARLY TWENTIES with a performance at Louisville, KY’s Forecastle Festival (July 17th-19th).

Agnes Obel Releases New Album ‘Myopia’

For almost a decade, Agnes Obel has been one of the most unique and genre-defying artists in contemporary music. Today, Obel has released Myopia, her highly-anticipated new album which is out now on Blue Note Records in the U.S. and Deutsche Grammophon in the rest of the world.


Today, multi-platinum selling Chicago artist/rapper/songwriter Calboy releases his new project Long Live The Kings via Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. The project includes features from Lil Baby, fellow Chicago rapper G Herbo and rising rapper Lil Tjay as well as previously released tracks “Purpose” ft. G Herbo and “Barbarian” ft. Lil Tjay.


Anticipation for “Pinky Ring” has been growing since last week, when NE-YO posted a short video clip with a snippet from the song. As Wikipedia notes, pinky rings have been popular throughout history, worn by a myriad of people for a variety of reasons – including ancient Egyptians, 20th century mobsters, engineering school grads, grifters, the British royal family and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the Victorian era, men with wedding rings often wore them on the left pinky finger – but single men and women might also wear a band on the same finger to indicate a disinterest in marriage.

Art Of Shock Release New Song And Title Track “Dark Angeles”

“There’s a desperate heartbeat that comes with life in Los Angeles,” says Art of Shock guitarist and frontman, Art Geezar. “People come here with big dreams and very little else. It makes them do shitty things just to get by. It’s a desperate place and even achieving fame and fortune doesn’t change that at all.”

Aston Fenly Drops Major Label Debut Single “Sunrise”

Today, Danish-born singer, rapper, and songwriter Aston Fenly makes his foray onto the world stage, dropping his debut single, “Sunrise,” via Universal Music Denmark. Mixing hip-hop influences with the alternative rock and traditional Nordic music that inspired Aston to pursue a music career from a young age, “Sunrise” signals the dawn of a new era of emo-rap built on the foundation laid by the genre’s pioneers such as Lil Peep and Juice WRLD. Platinum-selling duo LITTGLOSS produced the track, which was written and recorded during a single late night session in a small home studio in Los Angeles where Aston now resides.

Greyson Chance Releases “Dancing Next To Me” Along With Music Video Via Arista Records

The single was produced by close collaborator, Teddy Geiger, who is the executive producer on Greyson’s new album set for release this year. The video was directed by Edgar Daniel (Ava Max) and was shot in a warehouse in Los Angeles. The video aims to explore the iteration of human interaction, from rising sexual tension to falling emotions. “Dancing Next To Me’ continues to showcase Greyson’s ongoing evolution as an artist and what’s to come from him in 2020.

Exotic Metal Band AETERNAM Invokes Demonic Presence in Video for Title Track from Upcoming “Al Qassam” Album

“We are thrilled to reveal the music video for the title track of our new album, ‘Al Qassam,’” the band says. “The song is a literal ancient incantation sung in Arabic. The video depicts a woman, played by the talented actress Mahafsoun, who performs a ritual to invoke one of the seven king demons of the Middle Eastern culture.”

King Von Tells Another Crazy Story in the Tragicomic “Took Her To The O” Video

Delivering gripping narratives with an aggressively energetic flow, King Von effortlessly demands attention. Dramatizing another one of his street stories, Von shares “Took Her To The O,” a brand new music video. Over a sinister, piano-led drill beat from frequent collaborator Chopsquad DJ, Von vigorously tells the story of a seduction that goes wrong once another man enters the picture: “She left her phone, so I picked it up/This ho slow as f*ck/Nine missed calls, three of them from mom the other six say “Duck”/Now I look up, and I see a truck, it just pullin’ up/Someone hopped out, a big goofy n****, he tryna look tough.” Directed by Joan Pabon, the video finds Von recounting the story to a therapist, intercutting narrative scenes (cribbed directly from Von’s detailed lyrics) with shots of Von and his therapist getting down to DJ’s beat. “Took Her To The O” is the first single from LeVon James, the Chicago rapper’s upcoming project.


Moriondo commented on the track, stating, “Ghost Adventure Spirit Orb is inspired by my experiences dealing with mental illness in high school and the ways I cope with it. The song started off being about how I want to just be a disembodied orb captured on camera on one of those cheesy ghost-catching TV shows. I wanted it to show how a lot of my years in high school have been spent in a gooey daze with no motivation, so I used music and my spirit orb world to escape reality.”

STONER KINGS Beat Their Chests On ‘Alpha Male’

Alpha Male is the third full-length album from Finland’s Stoner Kings. The album is peppered with potent, riff-laden material and prehistoric, strong rhythms. It’s music for the ‘alpha males’ out there in general, be it for fuel to pump up in the gym or tear down the highway on one’s chosen vehicle of choice at maximum speed. It’s equally the soundtrack to a good fight as it is the backdrop to the unfettered challenge – especially in modern times – for men in modern society to ‘man-up’.

Hi Frisco release new single ‘The War’ on February 25th

Speaking about ‘The War’ Henry explains “I started writing this song whilst trying to come to terms with a point in my life where there was a lot of change and no defined path of what to do or where to be for the first time in a long time. The overwhelming amount of creative freedom, the daydreamed abstract ideas, trying to hone it in to something that made some kind of sense, to us at least. The importance of making mistakes, the struggles of life, and all that comes with growing up builds to the outro, which swirls off into a serenity of almost helpless indifference to all that came before as the journey continues.”

White Tail Falls shares video for new single ‘Disintegrate’

Continuing the surreal narrative first explored in the video for ‘Give It Up, Son’ – the final video in a series of three, but first to be released – the video features undertones of supernatural threat, juxtaposed with mysterious metaphors symbolic of deeper personal struggles. The video comes ahead of the release of White Tail Falls’ debut EP, Fake News, out on March 6th.