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Porches Releases New Track & Video “Patience”

From his forthcoming new album Ricky Music, due out March 13, Porches a.k.a. Aaron Maine has shared a new track, album opener “Patience”. It comes alongside a video directed by frequent Porches collaborator Nick Harwood, who also directed the video for previous single, “Do U Wanna”.

Maine says, “Patience feels like holding hands jumping out of a tree, and all you can do is laugh at the mess you’ve gotten yourselves into, while the two of you spiral towards the grass in a beautiful sunset.”

LA Indie Duo Carrousel Share Official Music Video For “A Solitary Soul”

Carrousel took the challenge of shooting the “A Solitary Soul” video entirely on iPhones. Instead of feeling stifled by the device limitation, Joel notes that it actually “sparked something creatively” for the band. Throughout the video the duo don 50s-inspired sci-fi spacesuits and even shot at the same location used for some of Star War’s Tatooine scenes, creating a highly cinematic and otherworldly visual experience that unites reality and absurdity all at once. With each new visual and single release, the LA-based duo embrace their artistic freedom and welcome listeners and viewers into the world of Carrousel.

Lili Kendall Shares New Avant-Garde “i am my own” Visual

Today, Los Angeles-based Aussie artist and songwriter Lili Kendall is presenting the official music video for her single “i am my own.” Made in collaboration with feminist filmmaker/director Caroline Iaffaldano, the highly cinematic video revels in extravaganza and absurdity, following Lili through a trilogy of intergalactic travels.

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers Shares New Video For “Passing Through”

“The reality is that time is a currency—and we all have an undisclosed amount to work with,” confesses frontman, Joe Hertler. “‘Passing Though’ is perhaps a reminder to myself to step back and appreciate being alive, because life is a gift.” With ocean waves crashing and angelic imagery, the visual combines the band’s distinctive warmth with the touching milestones of life, cycling through birth to adolescence, to marriage and the end of life. “I’ve always been fascinated by death, both literally and figuratively; the finality of all things. From mountains to men, we will all change and we will all end. But it’s the brevity of existence that gives life meaning…life doesn’t really ask us to do anything but exist and be decent, because we’re all just passing through and someday we’ll all, sooner or later, have to step off the stage for the last time. Might as well make the best of it.”

PARTNER share new single “Good Place To Hide”

Partner, the loveable guitar shredding Canadian stoner goofballs Lucy Niles and Josée Caron are back and ready to rock, with a new single for a new decade. The band spent the end of 2019 in the studio and have some surprises for 2020. You can catch Partner on the road in the USA and at SXSW this month.

STONUS: London-based Mediterranean heavy/stoner unit’s LP ‘Aphasia’ out today

After spending five years in musical experimentation and constant learning, having two EPs under the wing, and living life between two countries (Cyprus and UK), heavy/stoner juggernauts Stonus released their debut album today, March 6th. Titled Aphasia, this album is available on vinyl (red, gold and die-hard editions) through Electric Valley Records and on CD through Daredevil Records. Recorded live at Wreck it Sounds Studios with a completely analog approach, Aphasia tries to imitate the mental disorder in a more spiritual and personal perception, allowing the listeners to travel to their own musical path.

GoGo Penguin Announces New Album – Listen to First Single “Atomised”

Today, UK instrumental trio GoGo Penguin announced a May 1st release date for their upcoming self-titled album, the band’s sixth full-length and their third for Blue Note Records. The announcement comes with the first single “Atomised,” a firm favorite of the band’s that has GGP gliding over a powerful UK garage beat with a propulsive groove that makes for another hands-in-the-air classic.


NERVO andnewcomer KANDY deliver what is sure to become one of the biggest dance floor bangers of 2020. Coming off their recent Grammy-nominated collaboration with Sofi Tukker, “Best Friend”, andconsistentlyplacing as the highest-ranking female artists in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs year after year, NERVO joins forces withBrooklyn-born DJ/Producer KANDY to create “Supermodel”. KANDY has recently blazed a trail both within the LGBTQ community andthe USdance scene byreleasing music on the likes of Diplo’s Mad Decent label, and with his latest single, “Let Me Down”, breaking into the Top 10 of the US Billboard Dance RadioSingles chart.

Alt Pop Songstress Salt Ashes Releases counting crosses EP

Brighton, UK-based singer SALT ASHES released her new EP counting crosses today via OK! Good Records, her most dynamic collection of songs yet. Produced by Louis Souyave (St. Blue, TALES, Felicity Abbott), the EP sees the singer-songwriter taking her unique synth-pop to the next level. Salt Ashes first burst into the dance music scene with her signature dark songs and melodies with a zeitgeist club sound, all of which inspired by Giorgio Moroder’s blend of disco and epic dark atmospheres.


Me Against the World is widely considered to be the most poetic and cohesive body of work in the legendary rapper’s entire catalog. 2Pac recorded the album when he was only 23, embedding his lyrics with incisive commentary on poverty, violence, and police oppression — and ultimately cementing his status as one of the greatest rappers in music history.


Holland-born, Los Angeles-native singer-songwriter Leven Kali has released his fresh, funky new single “12345 (Get Real)”‘ – the second song to come from his upcoming project, High Tide due out this Spring on Interscope Records. Produced and written by Leven Kali, Sol Was, Walter (Trey) Thompson, with additional production from Daniel Memmi and Danny Mckinnon on guitar, the track showcases Leven’s ability to display modern romance as a colorful, funk-inspired, dreamy entity. A dynamic fusion of 70s funk elements and rich textures, Leven continues to breathe a fresh take and spirit into the pop-R&B genre.

GUNNA Returns With New Single/Video “SKYBOX”

Grammy nominated, Billboard chart-topping rapper Gunna released his new single and video for “SKYBOX” today via 300 Entertainment/Young Stoner Life Records. Produced by Taurus and directed by Spike Jordan, “SKYBOX” is the first single off of Gunna’s forthcoming sophomore album, WUNNA.

The Holy takes an other-worldly approach on dual-single release Twilight Of The Idiots’ / ‘No Trial In The Dark

Following the success of their debut ‘Daughter’, which received an EMMA-Nomination (Finnish Grammy) for Critics’ Choice; Finnish quintet, The Holy give us a first taste of sophomore album with dual-single release ‘Twilight Of The Idiots’ / ‘No Trial In The Dark’.

Walking the line between NEU!-esque mechanical kraut and layered alt-rock, the group’s latest venture is a tightly wrapped evolution of arrangements; creating a mellifluous sound and theme throughout the full-length.

Andy Frasco Releases “Feel It In Our Bones”

Andy Frasco has released the latest single “Feel It In Our Bones” off of his upcoming LP Keep On Keepin On’. The track premiered with Bandsintown. In addition to the single, Frasco shared ten photos from different tour dates across the U.S.

His upcoming LP Keep On Keepin’ On is out April 24th via SideOneDummy Records. The album is a powerful musical snapshot of what’s going on with Andy, his band and his fans. It’s a therapeutic helping of rock n roll with powerful pop and Americana roots influence. “Keep On Keepin’ On lands somewhere between an emotionally raw therapy session and a rowdy house party.”


Artists ranging from Eminem to Kanye West have named Jada as one of their favorite MCs ever to touch the microphone, hence the album title Top 5 Dead Or Alive. Outside of music, over the years Jadakiss has become an entrepreneur with several businesses in his hometown of Yonkers, New York, including a juice bar, clothing store and website.

Jenny Dee Releases Debut Studio Album, Dancing from a Distance

Singer-songwriter, Jenny Dee released her first full-length album, Dancing from a Distance, a deeply personal and honest project that provides a sense of nostalgia. There is a certain longing for simpler times in Jenny Dee’s alluring voice paired with intricate guitar-playing that entrances listeners as she tells her story. Dancing from a Distance is now available for streaming and download on digital music platforms worldwide.


Stockholm, Sweden post-punk band V**gra Boys (reminder that **= ia because spam filters) have released their Common Sense EP, their first music to be released since the highly lauded debut LP Street Worms. Beginning with a noticeable and significant level up in the band’s musical evolution, the title track is a glimpse of things to come from the band later this year. It then dives into three more tracks of unclassifiable post-punk, convulsing homegrown grooves and guilt-ridden crooning. Watch the lyric videos for the full EP, a never-before-seen glimpse into the boardroom of Shrimptech Enterprises, up top.

Wild Ire release new music video “Poetry & Puppetry”

Recently returned from performing at this year’s NAMM conference, prog-pop quartet Wild Ire from Salem, OR has arrived with a new music video and single called “Poetry & Puppetry.” Like a crooning, alt-rock marionette, vocalist Jake Mayes is strung up by various binds to represent the different types of control in a relationship.

for Skope: Italian experimental pop artist BIRTHH’s immersive sophomore album, ‘WHOA’

BIRTHH is the project of the Florence-born 22-year-old singer/songwriter Alice Bisi, and WHOA is the follow-up to her acclaimed debut album Born In The Woods that came out in 2016 to critical acclaim worldwide. Brimming with unexpected key changes, shifting tempos and playful twists and turns, Alice wrote most of the new album in her makeshift bedroom studio in Italy before completing it with Solange collaborator Lucius Page, the GRAMMY award-winning mixing engineer Robert ‘LB’ Dorsey (H.E.R., The Roots) and the GRAMMY-winning powerhouse mastering engineer Emily Lazar (David Bowie, The Killers, Lou Reed, Dolly Parton). Bisi’s music is often other-worldly, a constantly shifting mood that feels simultaneously unknowable, yet rooted in humanity… essentially the sound of her head in the clouds but with one foot on the ground. Spending time between Italy and New York, her tastes are split between pure pop and the soulful fusion between the electronic and the organic, evidenced by this truly stunning body of work.

White Tail Falls shares brand new single and EP ‘Fake News’

White Tail Falls has shared his debut EP, Fake News. The title track is the third to be taken from his upcoming debut album, Age Of Entitlement, out on May 29th via Physical Education Records.

Toronto electronic producer Prince Josh (of Prince Innocence) releases ‘The Joy’ LP

Canadian producer, DJ and songwriter Prince Josh has worn many masks, as Healings, Little Girls and one half of electronic pop duo Prince Innocence. Alongside some of his closest collaborators, today he releases his debut album as Prince Josh, ‘The Joy’, alongside visual for single ‘Blood’ ft. LA Timpa & Yves Jarvis.

Clem Snide Shares New Single “Some Ghost”

Today, Clem Snide, the moniker of Eef Barzelay, shares the new single “Some Ghost” from his first album in five years, Forever Just Beyond, out on March 27 via Ramseur Records/Thirty Tigers. Scott Avett, who produced the record, co-wrote and provided harmonies on the new single as well. Pre-save the album and get “Some Ghost” and previous singles “Don’t Bring No Ladder” and “Roger Ebert”.

LA Musician/Comedian Releases Parody Music Video “My Corona” (OUT NOW)

PAPA BAKES says of the music video: “It seemed like kind of a no brainer. I started singing ‘My Corona’ to myself one day at a concert and immediately told my friend that I had to go home and start working on it before someone else did. Cut to two weeks and a couple of easy pitches later, and there I was dancing around in a bat costume.”

Ryan Pollie Releases ‘Live at the Grove’ EP Today

“At the time we filmed the videos, I remember feeling a few things about the monotony of live performances and the shows we were playing,” Pollie explained. “I wanted to play outside in the sunshine, and was used to playing a lot of dark bars and clubs. There is a lot of separation between us and the audience, with a stage, the lights, loud speakers and all. I wanted to create something a little more inviting where it’s a bit easier to see us smiling and having a good time with each other. Plus it was a great excuse to drive out into the canyons.”

X Ambassadors Release ‘Belong EP’ Today

“This EP is a meditation on love, loss, and finding your place in the world,” says X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris. “Searching for a purpose, for a place where you Belong. Sonically, we took a deep dive into our Dad’s prized record collection and drew a lot from our favorite 60s & 70s soul/ R&B / and rock records. The emotion and simplicity of music from this era has always inspired us on a very deep level.”

X Ambassadors Release New EP ‘Belong’

SOJOURNER Release First Single “The Deluge” Off The Upcoming Album “Premonitions”!

An inflammation of harsh soundscapes exploding in a striking symbiosis of deep growls and clean female vocals: SOJOURNER’s new album, Premonitions, to be released on May 8 via Napalm Records, rises like an upcoming vortex that leaves the violent, yet undeniably beautiful stylistic evolution of their sound in an exceptional fusion of folk and atmospheric black metal.