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Rolling Stone hailed NCT 127 as “a phenomenon-upon-arrival” in a review of the opening night of their 2019 tour and noted, “NCT 127 were given the Beatles’ welcome.” The New York Times observed, “NCT 127 showed off pneumatically intense dance moves firmly in the Wade Robson and Laurieann Gibson traditions.” MTV News said, “With their first solo arena show, NCT 127 proved that they have the right stuff to become the Next Big Thing™ here in the U.S. — the charisma, the power, the precision…”

“Friend Of Mine” – Frank Moyo’s New Single

Frank recently released a new single, “Friend Of Mine,” featuring his smooth and serenading vocals over folk-informed rhythms that mingle with pop sensibilities.

Video: Yella Beezy – “Keep It In The Streets”

He’s an emerging star with a passionate legion of fans and a national presence on rap radio, but Yella Beezy will never forget where he came from. Returning to his Dallas roots, Yella Beezy shares “Keep It In The Streets,” his new music video. With glistening piano and twangy guitar, “Keep It In The Streets” echoes the soulful tradition of Texas titans like UGK, laying down the code of the streets and the dire consequences for those who break it: “I fire my strap and you can fire your strap/But n****, keep it in the streets/Them folks attack and we don’t say shit back/We don’t talk to the police.” Directed by David H. Nguyen, the video paints a poignant picture in stylish black-and-white, focusing on the figures who populate Beezy’s Oak Cliff neighborhood and shining a light on their daily struggles.

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.

Riot Ten Surprises Fans With House-Infused Single “Lost Your Mind”

As Riot Ten prepares to take over Southern California this weekend with back to back Hail To The Rail showcases, the Texas producer drops what could be one of his biggest singles to date. Boldy branching out from his vicious, sweat-filled mix of dubstep, trap and hip hop, “Lost Your Mind” possesses an unexpected underground twist, holding its audience captive via transfixing warehouse vibes. Fans can celebrate the release with Riot Ten live this Friday at the House of Blues in San Diego and Saturday at The Palladium in Los Angeles.


Produced by Tennis and mixed by four-time GRAMMY® Award-nominee Claudius Mittendorfer (Panic! At The Disco, Parquet Courts), SWIMMER sees the Denver, CO-based husband and wife duo of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore elevating their distinctive pop approach to heretofore unexplored new heights, experimenting with atypical instrumentation, complex time changes, and an increased focus on lyrical storytelling fueled in part by a series of life-changing experiences that only served to strengthen their already powerful personal and creative bond. As with their 2011 debut album, CAPE DORY, and their acclaimed fourth LP, 2017’s YOURS CONDITIONALLY, the new album was written largely on the sea, this time during a four-month sailing excursion in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico as well as Tennis’s own Denver, CO recording studio.

NoMBe – “Heels”

Having made his return to the scene with new singles Paint California and Prototype, German born, LA based polymath NoMBe ( Noah McBeth) continues to march towards the release of his hotly anticipated sophomore album with brand new single Heels. A driving indie pop track showcasing NoMBe’s dreamy vocals over a wonderfully crafted arrangement, Heels continues to build anticipation for CHROMATOPIA.

PURE WRATH: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Streams The Forlorn Soldier

Spearheaded by multi-instrumentalist Januaryo Hardy, The Forlorn Soldier is darker and more expansive than previous works. An emotive three-track, near-half-hour exploration of events behind a brutal incident during the ’60s genocide in Indonesia where male members of a family were kidnapped and “vanished” by a tyrannical army in the name of “so-called nationalism,” the effort journeys to an all-encompassing realm where mythic dreamscapes meet bloody thematic realism.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Pure Wrath Lament “The Forlorn Soldier” With New EP

Rolling Loud Portugal Sells Out After Just 3 Weeks On Sale

Growing from a single-day Miami concert to a global festival empire, Rolling Loud continues to raise the bar for success in the live rap business. Today, Rolling Loud announces that Rolling Loud Portugal, the brand’s first European festival, is completely sold out. Promising a beautiful beachside location and performances from headliners like A$AP Rocky, Future, and Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Loud Portugal occurs in at Praia da Rocha Beach in Portimao, The Algarve, Portugal on 8th – 10th July 2020.

LAMENT CITYSCAPE: Oakland heavy industrial collective issues video “Running Out of Decay”

Oakland-based heavy industrial group LAMENT CITYSCAPE drops the video for the track “Running Out of Decay.” The track serves as the opening track of their recently released EP The New Wet, the first in a series of three EP releases. A single concept crosses into all three EPs, each EP representing a stage in transforming oneself into something new.

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

From the creative minds of Justin Bieber and director Michael D. Ratner, this is the exclusive visual given to Apple Music for the hit title track off of CHANGES, Justin’s seventh #1 worldwide album at just 25 years old (making him the youngest artist to ever do so). Returning to his roots and set in the frozen landscape of Ontario, Canada, Bieber details some of the changes he has gone through to get this point in his life. As the video progresses, Justin seemingly looks ahead as the seasons change, which provides a strong visual dichotomy and powerful message.

Carrousel Release “A Solitary Soul” Lyric Video

the project of Joel Piedt and Sharon Piedt – are dropping the official lyric video for “A Solitary Soul,” one of the tracks off their newly released EP, ‘I Wasn’t Well.’

The I Wasn’t Well EP kicked off an exciting year of releases for the band. At the top of February, Carrousel released the haunting music video for “Psychobabble Drama” and will continue to expand their visual universe in the upcoming official video for “A Solitary Soul,” set to release on March 5th.

CULTA Continues To Drive Partnership Deals With New Release Of Vapor Cartridge By Country Stars Margo Price And Willie Nelson

On the heels of its successful Cookies’ cannabis release, CULTA is continuing to drive partnership deals, now with Willie Nelson’s cannabis company, Willie’s Reserve. CULTA is expanding its offering of Willie’s Reserve with the launch of the All American Made collection by singer Margo Price. On February 27, 2020, at 5 p.m., customers will be treated to free drinks, bites, and giveaways at CULTA’s flagship store, located at 215 Key Highway, Baltimore, Md., 21230. Also this week, Price’s vapor cartridges will arrive in CULTA’s 20 wholesale accounts throughout Maryland.

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Goodbye Honolulu (Toronto / Selena Gomez’s fave band) share brand new video single “Cut Off”

Toronto’s Goodbye Honolulu might be one of the most well connected bands… They’ve toured the USA twice with Hinds; they are Selena Gomez’s favourite band, they have releases on Burger Records, they’ve also toured with Kate Nash, SWMRS, Miya Follick, The Beaches and their live show is a rambunctious ball of energy with each member switching instruments and sharing vocal duties, making the crowd dance and sweat to Goodbye Honolulu’s catchy slacker vibes rock n roll.

TOMBS Stream “Monarchy of Shadows” in Full via Decibel Magazine

Brooklyn metal formation TOMBS have partnered with Decibel Magazine to issue the full stream of their brand new offering, ‘Monarchy of Shadows.’ The EP is due tomorrow, February 28 via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label. ‘Monarchy of Shadows’ can be heard in its entirety at THIS LOCATION.

Full EP Premiere: Tombs – ‘Monarchy of Shadows’

Sloth Fist premiere music video for “Nicotine” / Announce new LP

Sloth Fist is a newer Dallas based band featuring veteran musicians Eric Daniels (Bullet Machine, Responsible Johnny, Black Habits) on vocals, Matt Thomas (Bullet Machine, Slave One) on guitar, VA native Alex Casanova on guitar, Marc Maxey (SoCal bands Justice League and The Killing Flame) on bass, and Ralph Genovez (Responsible Johnny) on drums. In just over a year, Sloth Fist has played clubs all over Texas and Oklahoma opening for bands such as Japan’s Mugen Hoso, Boston punk legends Moving Targets, and Dag Nasty alums Field Day.

The Darkroom’s Max Leone shares new single “Cautious”

Says Max of the track, “Cautious is about isolating yourself from the world in an attempt to protect yourself from it, but ultimately discovering that the beauty and meaning in life are often derived through its discomfort.”