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Broken Witt Rebels share gritty video for ‘Running With The Wolves’

Birmingham rockers Broken Witt Rebels have shared the video for the track ‘Running With the Wolves’, which features on their second studio album, OK Hotel, set for global release via Snakefarm Records on March 13th.

The video premiered with Clash who described the track as “a biting return, with that potent guitar line sending the quartet surging into fresh arenas.”

Australian Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist FRACTURES Releases EP III Via Fader Label

Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Mark Zito, known by his stage name, Fractures, has released his new EP, EP III.

A rich display of Fractures’ stunning vocals, captivating hooks, and thought-provoking lyrics, EP III officially drops on the FADER Label on February 27.

Featuring a more pop-driven sound, EP III is a beautiful collection of tracks that includes “Chains,” a collaboration with Philadelphia pop singer songwriter ROZES as well as his newest single, “Addiction,” highlighted by Fractures’ stunning vocals and a symphony of electronic tones.

San Fermin announces the second chapter of ‘The Cormorant’ project; ‘The Cormorant 1 & 2’

Following the critically acclaimed release of The Cormorant I this Fall, Brooklyn-based art pop project SAN FERMIN today announce the March 27 release of The Cormorant I & II, the second and final installment in their latest dual-part album. Introducing the project with the October release of The Cormorant I and garnering critical acclaim from NPR, Consequence of Sound, Paste, TIME and UPROXX, San Fermin now return with eight new tracks that encompass the full scope of The Cormorant story. The resulting 16-track collection completes the narrative set out by The Cormorant I, expanding on bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s questions of identity, growth and its ever-changing variations –

Reckless Kelly Release Latest Single “North American Jackpot”

Today, the Austin, TX-based country rock band Reckless Kelly released “North American Jackpot,” the first single and title track from their upcoming album American Jackpot (out May 22 alongside their album American Girls). The song will be available everywhere tomorrow but you can hear it now on Taste of Country.

MONDO GENERATOR: lost LP “Shooters Bible” streaming in full

Rejoice, rock’n’rollers! Nick Oliveri’s outlaw punk trio MONDO GENERATOR unveil their lost 2010 album “Shooters Bible” in full before its official release this February 28th on Heavy Psych Sounds.

“Most people mellow with age, but in Mondo Generator, rock’s last true bad boy shows no sign of calming down.” Planet Rock Magazine

Indie Supergroup, Shasta, Announce Debut EP + Share First Single

Shasta has an all-star lineup with Micayla Grace (Albert Hammond Jr, Bleached), Jennifer Duardo, Jon Sortland (The Shins) and featuring Cecilia Della Perruti (Gothic Tropic, Beck) coming together to bring us out of the winter months and dancing into the Spring.

The Beautiful Mistake Drop New Single/Video “East Of Eden”

Vocalist/guitarist Josh Hagquist tells No Echo, “(“East Of Eden”) is about losing yourself and dealing with feelings of abandonment and loss. [Director] Andy Lara really envisioned shooting in the desert with visuals that show decay, loneliness, and a never-ending expanse of emptiness. Beau Burchell really captured the emotional highs and lows on the track with some of the heaviest music we’ve ever made.”

Le Couleur Announce Spring Tour

Le Couleur have announced their upcoming North American tour around the release of their sophomore LP, Concorde, out April 17th via Lisbon Lux Records. The tour will include dates at SXSW, Canada and the U.S. The tour will begin at SXSW on March 19th and conclude at L’Anti Bar & Spectacles in Quebec City.

Kat Edmonson’s “What A Wonderful World” video debuts via WBGO Take Five

Edmonson’s new album Dreamers Do is out now via Spinnerette Records; listen/stream the album HERE. She is currently in the midst of a US tour, seeing stops in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, New York City amongst others.

Dreamers Do reached the #1 spot on Billboard’s Traditional Jazz chart, and the album debuted #1 at iTunes Jazz, #2 Most Added at Jazzweek and was named Deezer’s Album of the Week upon release.


LA born, Berlin based up and comer Simonne Jones steps out with stunning new single “Abduction”. Displaying stellar vocals over expansive, retro-tinged production, the track manages to feel nostalgic and forward thinking at once.

Otto Kinzel “Golgotha” Out Now

Otto Kinzel, guitarist for NH based Stoner/Doom Rock band Dust Prophet, is proud to announce the second single from his upcoming 2020 solo album titled Golgotha. The music video for the song is being hosted on his You Tube Channel.

Queer pop band ELM share glittery new visuals for GOLDEN

About the track, ELM explain: “GOLDEN represents much more than a colour. It has become our mantra to remind ourselves to unapologetically love each and every part of our body. In a world that constantly tries to define what way we should look and present ourselves, ‘GOLDEN’ promotes the power and beauty of individualism.”

Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”

One morning last fall, Luke Laird was eating breakfast and listening to one of his favorite Apple Music playlists, Honky-Tonk Essentials. When Webb Pierce’s 1953 hit “There Stands the Glass” started playing, Laird had a strange thought. “I was like man, ‘What if I made a beat and sample that?'” he thought to himself. After breakfast, he recorded a crude 13-second voice memo in a Nashville parking lot, in which the hit songwriter (“Pontoon,” “Drink in My Hand”) hummed the melody of Pierce’s chorus while beatboxing a rough sketch of a beat.

SRSQ shares stunning video for ‘Temporal Love’ single

SRSQ is sharing the stunning, brand new music video for the single “Temporal Love” today, the track appears on a 7″ recently released by Dais Records. She is also announcing a slew of European tour dates including stops at the Roadburn Festival & Tomorrow’s Ghost Festival, as well as select dates with HEALTH.

“Temporal Love” is about the condition of experiencing time, how moments can be warped and stretched, and how memories can pervade in disorienting totality. The video, directed by Kennedy Ashlyn and shot/edited by Leigh Violet, takes place on prom night in an alternate reality, seeped in the romantic nostalgia of a woozy “night to remember.”

AZ’s The Venomous Pinks Release New Single, The Coming-Of-Age Punk Anthem “Hold On”

If members of Bikini Kill and TSOL musically collided in a Russ Myer movie, the soundtrack scoring the scene would be orchestrated by The Venomous Pinks. Hailing from Mesa, Arizona the three-piece trio creates an unapologetically, uniquely addictive, in-your-face punk sound, that instantly makes the soul hurt so good, you can’t help but yearn for more.

Squarepusher announces ‘Lamental’ EP

Following widespread acclaim for his recent album Be Up A Hello, on April 10th Squarepusher (Tom Jenkinson) will be opening a new chapter to this musical journey with the Lamental EP release and will also embark on an international headline tour covering Japan, America, Europe and the UK, including London’s Roundhouse on May 15th where he’ll be joined by Paranoid London, SCALPING & Ray Keith.

Blackberry Smoke confirms “Spirit of the South Tour: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll Music,”

Blackberry Smoke will kick off their extensive “Spirit Of The South Tour: A Celebration of Southern Rock and Roll Music” this summer with special guests The Allman Betts Band, The Wild Feathers and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe. Newly confirmed stops include Asbury Park’s Stone Pony Summer Stage, Boston’s Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, New York’s The Rooftop at Pier 17, Detroit’s Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Irving’s Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Atlanta’s Fox Theatre and Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheatre among several others. Tickets for the shows go on-sale this Friday, March 6 at 10:00am local time.

STU LARSEN Shares “Hurricane” From Upcoming Album

On April 3, singer-songwriter Stu Larsen will release his most intimate album-to-date, Marigold (via Nettwerk Records). The eleven tracks on Marigold speak to Larsen’s external and internal progression, bookended by first single “Whisky & Blankets (A Tu Lado)” and the final cut on the album, “Phone Call From My Lover.” In between Marigold and his earlier LP Resolute, Larsen fell in love only to fall into heartbreak and, ultimately, find the inspiration to write straight from the heart. The latest single, “Hurricane” is about the emotional force of love which swept – quickly and unexpectedly – in (and out) of his life.