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KOKOKO! Share Video For “Zala Mayele”

The band comment: “Zala Mayele’s lyrics are about the dangers in Kinshasa’s street (thieves, sorcerers, gangs and more) and the importance of distinguishing what is what, what is hidden under what shape, in disguise around the corner, in the shadow. We follow Issa, as he wanders the streets on his own, threatened by the possible dangers blinding him, dangers that, little by little, he will be able to notice and take control of with a trip on the other side of the mirrors.”

Nada Surf share video for “So Much Love”

“Since we had only a few days to make the video for ‘So Much Love,’ we tried to keep it simple, focussing on the band, alone in the dark and gradually expanding the vision to a cosmic sense of love and hope,” Arthur said. “We went in not really knowing what we were doing, but staying open to the idea of this expansive love and the collaborative spirit of all involved.”

Arkells Unveil Fiercely Optimistic New Single “Years In The Making”

Today (February 25) marks the official return of Arkells, Canada’s most in-demand live act, with their first piece of new music since 2018’s JUNO-Award winning and critically lauded, Rally Cry.

Progressive house duo Marnik drop fresh new track “Made Of Stars”

Whether it be starring in TV shows or films, writing hit pop songs, or taking the social media world by storm…every individual has the potential to be something great. Everyone has hidden super talents and, regardless of their origin, the possibility to become a well known and coveted star each and every one of us is able to break away from the unbearable monotony of normal everyday life. But, can you really trust that a destiny like this lies within all of us? Is there really a secret ‘star’ in every one of us? The Italian DJ/producer duo Marnik discuss this and let us in on their skepticism about the matter in their new single: “Tell me are we really made of stars?”

SLAVE REVOLT Releases Official Music Video for “Organic Robot (feat. Jim Acevedo)”

Brick, NJ based, Heavy Rock band SLAVE REVOLT has released the official music video for “Organic Robot (feat. Jim Acevedo).”

Rising Brooklyn Rapper, Smoove’L Releases Video For “2020” Today

Up-and-coming Brooklyn rapper, Smoove’L has already began to turn heads. Often categorized for producing tracks in the New York drill scene, Smoove’L has proven his versatility with songs like “Palm Angels” (which debuted on Complex and was Pitchfork’s “New Rap Song of the Day”) and hit song, “New Apollos” (which currently has just over 4 million views on YouTube).


There’s a ruckus being made known as The Revelries emerging out of the Southeast, and EDGEOUT Records is proud to announce it has signed the foursome from Louisiana to a development deal and will collaborate with Beau Bailey (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Logan Maggio (lead guitar/vocals), Jack Gonsoulin (bass guitar) and John Lewis (drums/percussion/vocals) in building a lifelong music career. With the group managed by Red Light Management, tour dates throughout the spring and now signed to EDGEOUT, they are off to a solid start.

NITE: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Genesis”

San Francisco’s blackened/traditional metallers NITE – formed by current and former members of Satan’s Wrath, Dawnbringer, High Spirits, and more – presents “Genesis,” the opening track to their impending debut album, Darkness Silence Mirror Flame. The new single has been premiered at Decibel Magazine as Creator-Destructor Records prepares to release the album in March, this week issuing preorders for the album.

Track Premiere: NITE – ‘Genesis’

Lord Buffalo to Release New LP, ‘Tohu Wa Bohu’, March 27

Austin, TX dark rock / post-Americana band Lord Buffalo will release its new LP, ‘Tohu Wa Bohu’, on March 27 via Blues Funeral Recordings. Recorded in Lockhart, TX with producer Danny Reisch (Chelsea Wolfe, Okkervil River) and mastered by Dave Shirk (Mastodon, Sun Ra), the album is the follow-up to the folk-psych group’s 2017 self-titled full length, an opus hailed as “widescreen Panavision, as sweeping and pretty as it is harshly powerful” by The Big Takeover.


The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta, Gilead, Hyundai, and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka.

French Acid-Fuzz/Psych/Stoner-Rock duo Electric Jaguar Baby premiered new music video “Backstabber”

About 4 months after the official release of their debut full-length album, the two Parisian Acid-fuzz/stoner/psych rockers ELECTRIC JAGUAR BABY just premiered a brand new music video illustrating the song “Backstabber”, extracted from the album and available right now on YouTube.

Marsicans release new single ‘Juliet’ today and announce debut album ‘Ursa Major’ out May 22nd

Marsicans (“MAR-sick-anz”) make a triple announcement today. The fast-rising UK indie band, who were tipped by The Guardian in their 50 Best New Artists for 2020, release their bombastic new single ‘Juliet’ today, taken from their debut album ‘Ursa Major’ which will be released on May 22nd through Killing Moon Records. The album is available to pre-order and pre-save from today. On top of this they announce a run of UK headline dates for October 2020 available for pre-sale today and on general sale this Friday 28th. Marsicans will head to Austin, Texas for SXSW festival this March where they will play numerous events including the official BBC Introducing Stage. Full run-down of SXSW shows to be announced.

Bedouin announce Saga Ibiza move to Pacha for the 2020 season

Since its inception in 2017, Bedouin’s Ibiza residency, Saga, quickly cemented itself as one of the island’s most revered parties, celebrated by locals and visitors alike. Pete Tong praised it as “one of the most successful season residency debuts of all time,” and three seasons later, it maintains this reputation, taking home the DJ Awards title for Best Night in Ibiza in 2019.

Pieces of Juno releases new single “Wake me up” today

A clarion call to the inner self, the track is a gentle push forward, a soft anthem to seeking fulfilment on your own terms. Find that flickering light inside you, open your heart and let your desire be satisfied.

Recorded alone by Jensen in her living room in Oslo with an empty swimming pool providing natural, evocative echo (yes she has a swimming pool in her home), the track features simple piano and vocals and the insistent refrain:

“Oh wake me up, oh wake me up, wake me up even if I am sleeping / Wake me up, oh wake me up, oh wake me up, wake me up.”

US producer Fiin releases epic new single ‘Wild Trees’

Featuring the seductive vocals of singer-songwriter Flu (from INUDE), ‘Wild Trees’ is a sunkissed house track that masterfully combines tribal, rhythmic percussion with more emotive elements. It follows on from ‘Ridge’, Fiin’s immersive December single in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer and fellow Miami-based artist MIICHI.

LISTEN – Freddie Long Returns With New Single ‘White Water’, Out Now

British singer-songwriter, Freddie Long returns with his enthralling track ‘White Water’, out now to buy and stream.

‘White Water’ instantly captivates as the ominous piano production epically transcends into a euphoric high. The self-written single highlights Freddie’s powerful, rich vocal as he seeks relief in a loved one when he’s facing a low point. Freddie explains: “‘White Water’ is a void of emotion. There’s a certain person in your life that becomes your rock when you need them the most. Through shit times, lonely moments they’re there for you.”

Jamie Mathias releases brand new single ‘Love Ourselves’

Brighton based singer-songwriter Jamie Mathias has released his brand new single ‘Love Ourselves’ via Spinnup, which has gone straight into the Top 40 of the iTunes Singles Chart today.

The track shines a light on the variety of negative side effects that the online world can catalyze, and sends a message about the importance of treating yourself with care and kindness in the midst of it all.


To kick off 2020, Cash Money Records will release the official collection of its most recognizable instrumental tracks entitled Cash Money: The Instrumentals available on April 3, 2020 via UMe in multiple formats including digital, 2LP 180-gram vinyl and as a special limited-edition 2LP 180-gram colored vinyl.


Inspired by a night out in Miami, ‘Baby Girl’ was produced by the Grammy-winning legend Chad Hugo (of The Neptunes and N.E.R.D.) alongside Bryce Vine’s long-term collaborator Sir Nolan (Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber).

BAD AS New Single/Official Video ‘Crucified Society’ – Out Today!

Italian metal group BAD As have released the first material from their upcoming album Crucified Society due for release via Sliptrick Records on March 17th. It’s the title track and here’s the bands official comments; “The song speaks of a society now compromised by the world of social networks. Where the population is the victim of a System, in which fame is the only way to be recognized and collecting “likes”, and therefore the esteem of others. The world collapses under this lifestyle and, not realizing it, people end up making absurd gestures to be hated and loved, aspired and envied, advancing in the rank of society with the sole purpose of image. Dignity is less and less and nothing personal and innovative is created, self-destructing. As the name of the song itself says, the “Society of the Crucifixes” is where everyone tries to find the best way to appear, ending all martyrs of themselves.”