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WOLFHEART Hits the Road with “Devastation on the Nation” North American Tour in Two Weeks!

Finnish melodic death metal outfit WOLFHEART will embark on their first North American trek of the new decade as part of the highly touted “Devastation on the Nation” tour. Joining them on the bill are Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Abigail Williams and Imperial Triumphant. The month-long run begins March 19 in Berkeley, CA and concludes April 19 in Los Angeles. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Toronto Alt Rocker Laszlo Conjures Up Contraband “Girls on MTV” After Growing Up in a Religious Cult

Quick backstory: despite not having much in the way of money, Laszlo’s mother had one requirement of her children — piano and violin lessons. While music of all genres would ultimately play throughout the house, his first CD (Rush’s Farewell to Kings) had to be hidden under his bed and listened to quietly, his ear pressed against the speaker.

New Release from Louis The Child (with Foster the People) “Every Color”

Chicago-bred production duo Louis The Child have joined forces with beloved alt-pop band Foster the People for a stunning new single called “Every Color.” Co-written by Louis The Child’s Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett and Foster the People frontman Mark Foster, “Every Color” adds a dose of dreamy psych-pop to the duo’s addictively melodic form of electronic music.

VOIID are back with new track + video for ‘SOUR’

Loud, proud and ready to riot. Brisbane based female punk band VOIID make a statement with hard-hitting track ‘Sour’ – taking a stance for women everywhere whilst raising awareness on a current worldwide topic. ‘Sour’ is accompanied by a new video clip, and the announcement of their third EP, premiered yesterday via Blunt Mag.

Does VOIID’s new single ‘Sour’ make you uncomfortable? Good.

Rod West – “Up One” (Official Music Video)

Visionary Director Juice Big Fellow teams wup with Division St. Music Group to present, Rod West “Up One” The initial offering from Jonesville, Louisiana”s next rising superstar is sure to leave you wanting more.

Video: Lil Mikey TMB – “Beat The Odds”

New music video “Beat The Odds” is another fire track off of East Oakland, California artit Lil Mikey TMB’s highly anticipated “Deep In My Thoughts” mixtape hosted by DJ Scream, which is out now on all digital platforms. Be on the lookout for more new music and videos from Champagne Elite Music Group artist Lil Mikey TMB.


Dutch brothers Victor and Stephan Leicher are making a name for themselves the world of dance music as the scintillating brother-duo DubVision. Although born eight years apart, the Leicher brothers soon bonded over music after being made to learn instruments by their parents. DubVision made waves with the Swedish House Mafia supported track “All By Myself”. The duo has been releasing music through STMPD Records and Axtone imprint while collaborating with some of the biggest names in dance from Afrojack, Dash Berlin, Sander van Doorn and Martin Garrix.

New Music From Leven Kali “12345 (Get Real)” Out Now On Interscope Records

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.

BETHLEHEM CASUALS – Release New Video ‘The Oke’

“In a time when Manchester is silent, lacking all music for some unknown reason, there is still sound coming from one place… The Oke is the beast from Salford town who blisters and stings the ears of listeners with the raucous and terrible stories of his music. But Salford, is not Manchester, so our hero (Street Dog) still needs to find out the where the music in Manchester can be.”

THICK Debut Album ‘5 Years Behind’ Out Now

5 Years Behind, the debut studio album from Brooklyn DIY punk band THICK, is out today via Epitaph Records.

On the record, THICK confronts the countless disappointments and injustices they deal with every day: the reckless hypocrisy of people in power, social media’s erosion of genuine connection, dudes who feel inexplicably entitled to share their most loathsome opinions. But even in their most exasperated moments, THICK manage the impossible feat of coming off confident and carefree even as they expose their deepest insecurities.

A ROAD TO DAMASCUS presents brand new single ‘Fearless’

Copenhagen-based A ROAD TO DAMASCUS is one of the most experienced rock acts the Danish rock scene has to offer. After the successful release of their EP ‘No Man is an Island’ in late 2019, the quartet has now once again teamed up with award-winning producer Andreas Krüger, for the creation of two melodic and catchy pop-core singles. Today they are ready with the first single ‘Fearless’ – watch the accompanying music video above.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s “What’ve I Done To Help” debuts today

The song is the latest unveiled from Isbell’s highly anticipated new album, Reunions, which will be released May 15 via Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers (pre-order here). Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the album features 10 new songs written by Isbell including album track, “Be Afraid,” which was released last month.

THE GRAHAMS Premiere Balmy Springsteen-esque Anthem “Kids Like Us” via Culture Collide

The balance of Alyssa Graham’s calm and subtle vocals on the verse, vs. on the fervent chorus, help punctuate the dichotomy between the times we live in now vs. the ones they knew as kids. The band wrote the song with their best friend from childhood Bryan McCann. For three kids from Jersey now grown with kids of their own, perhaps the most personal and biographical line “Baby I don’t have to tell you what becomes of kids like us, we’re young enough to run away but old enough to rust,” is the reason they chose it as the title track.

THE GRAHAMS Premiere Balmy Springsteen-esque Anthem “Kids Like Us” via Culture Collide

Garage-punk band The Electric Mess share dark psych-rock single & video “Last Call”

“Last Call” opens with a bright guitar lick, quickly moving into an addictively catchy bass groove. Vocalist/keyboardist Oweinama Biu wastes no time jumping into a lyrical tale – pulling listeners ever deeper. “Last Call is dark and poppy, and gets great reactions at our shows,” shared the band, making it a natural single ahead of their upcoming release.

PREMIERE: NYC garage-punk/rock & roll outfit The Electric Mess single & video “Last Call”

Steve Aoki Unleashes New Pop-Punk Single “Halfway Dead” Feat. Travis Barker and Global Dan

Today, global DJ/Producer and entrepreneur, Steve Aoki, shares his new collaboration “Halfway Dead” alongside the confirmed April 3rd release date for Neon Future IV album. The song features legendary drummer Travis Barker and rising singer/rapper Global Dan, who broke through in 2017 via his viral single “Off-White” earning Virgil Abloh’s cosign, and will be with Aoki on his Neon Future IV: The Color of Noise Tour kicking off this month.

Butcher Brown Release New Single “Tidal Wave”

Straight out of the underground, a steady rumble is building and it’s called Butcher Brown. Pulsing from the nerve center of Jellowstone Studios in Richmond VA, Butcher Brown takes careful note of the history and legacy of jazz and throws caution to the wind with wanton abandon. Butcher Brown’s ability to blend jazz with funk, rock, rap and soul is like no other. They are authentic to each musical genre and, at the same time, break down the walls of traditional musical borders, creating a unique sound with no restrictions. When all is said and done, they will create their own chapter in musical history. Butcher Brown features Tennishu, Morgan Burrs, Corey Fonville, Andrew Randazzo, and DJ Harrison.


Cyn Comes With ‘Drinks.’ Single and Video Released Today

Cyn reveals “Drinks is a song that started off as a joke, ‘he got mad, so I got drinks.’ I knew as soon as I said it, the line would find its way into a chorus.” She continues. “Upon watching the movie, Promising Young Woman, I felt more inspired to finish my song. The chorus was written before I saw the movie, and the verses were written in consideration of the movie – knowing that may make a listening experience a little more interesting,” she explains. “‘Drinks’ and the movie complement one another thematically. For example, both pieces reveal moments of friendship, allegiance, hardship, strength, and of course, pose scenarios where drinks are acquired. I am so excited and thankful for the opportunity to contribute to such an incredible soundtrack.”

Alternative Rock Band Hello Halo Releases New Single “Our Tomorrow Is You”

As they look ahead to the release of a new album next month, New York alternative rock band HELLO HALO has released a new single, “Our Tomorrow Is You,” available now on all digital platforms. This is the latest track release off their debut album Maybe This Can’t Wait, due out on April 24. The band is also marking the occasion with a hometown show at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn on March 13.

WANK’s ‘White Knuckle Ride’ LP Out Now On Die Laughing Records

Long-running Orange County pop-punks WANK have finally officially released their new album ‘White Knuckle Ride’ via Die Laughing Records. The long-awaited LP has previously only been available at the band’s shows.

The album features a number of guest musicians including George Hughes Jr. keyboardist in ZIGGY MARLEY’S band (who plays keys on “Blue Skies”, “Sweet Music”, “We Wanna Rock”, “It Was You”, and “Forgiven”), Chris Shiflett of FOO FIGHTERS (who plays a guitar solo and also produced the track “Salvation”), the late Steve Soto (ADOLESCENTS) who sings back up on “Salvation”, as well as a songwriting collaboration with Jeremy and Ajay Popoff of LIT on the track “It Was You”.

New Music: Rome & Duddy Release Single “And It Stoned Me” Today

Rome & Duddy collaboration project was born in 2008 when Rome and Dirty Heads released “Lay Me Down”, which would go on to be the first song in history from an independent label to reach #1 on Billboard’s rock songs chart. The song remained on the Billboard Alternative Chart for 11 weeks and earned a gold record RIAA certification. Billed as Rome & Duddy, the duo has re-kindled the magic with their debut release and new video out now.

Nashville Artist Nik De Makes his Incredible Come-Back with ‘Rain’

Nik De’s raw and relatable lyrics have captivated our ears and hearts since emerging onto the scene back in 2019 with the release of his debut project ‘I Knew Love, But I Did Not Have It’. However, Nik had to battle with multiple setbacks before perusing his dream of being a musician. After losing his mobility, Nik was then diagnosed with CFS caused by Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Despite this, Nik never stopped chasing his dreams.


The twinkling track penned by Grace while filming, is featured in the upcoming Disney+ original movie Stargirl, a film adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s beloved young adult novel of the same name. Premiering on the Disney+ streaming service next Friday, March 13th, Grace will be making her acting debut, playing the titular role of the same name. “Today and Tomorrow” is the end-credit title track and will also be included on the forthcoming Stargirl digital soundtrack from Walt Disney Records, available on March 13th.

Fearing Unveil New Single from Upcoming Debut LP on Funeral Party

Fearing is a dark post-punk band based out of Oakland, California who formed in 2016, when an online friendship quickly blossomed between James Rogers (bass/vocals) & Brian Vega (guitar/vocals). What started as collaborations between the two and their bedroom synth projects; Fearing was formed out of the desire to combine both of their talents and to create something new & fresh in the Bay Area. The addition of Mike Fenton (drums) & Joey Camello (guitar) helped to further expand the sound and depth of the band.

Damaged Bug (Oh Sees) Announces New LP, Shares Track Via Talkhouse

Damaged Bug has announced their new LP, Bug On Yonkers will be released April 24th via Castle Face Records. With this announcement came the release of the first single off of the project, “I Tried” and an exclusive essay shared with Talkhouse.

Norwegian rapper/r&b singer Ivan Ave shares “Phone Won’t Charge”

“known for his ability to mix flexing lyrics about wooing women with the more existential shit, and his style is significantly old school – a true homage to the rappers of a bygone era that taught him how to make it through their work.” – Highsnobiety

“straight money” – EARMILK

Brandy Clark’s “Your Life is a Record” out today on Warner Records

Grammy-nominated and CMA Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Brandy Clark’s highly anticipated new album, Your Life is a Record, is out today on Warner Records.

Cobi releases single “Keep Climbing” – Listen if you like Jeff Buckley 

Today, COBI, the accomplished and multi-talented singer/songwriter, releases his new single “Keep Climbing” via 300 Entertainment.

“Keep Climbing” is a masterfully crafted track that embodies COBI’s journey as a man, a father, a son, and an artist. It’s an anthem for the dreamers, a message to never give up on being better than you are.


Produced by MP808 (Meek Mill, Lil Uzi Vert), “Touchy Feely” follows the release of the forthcoming album’s lead single “Last Time,” which is currently climbing the Urban Adult radio chart and has nearly 10 million streams and video views combined worldwide. “Last Time” is written by James and Verse Simmonds (Meek Mill, Chris Brown) and produced Soundz. Simmonds and Soundz are the same team behind James’ Grammy-nominated, RIAA certified platinum single “Permission,” which is from his critically-acclaimed debut album ELDORADO.

Puerto Rican Rapper PJ SIN SUELA Premieres “Loco Loquito”

Billboard Latin Artist to Watch, PJ SIN SUELA, collaborates with multiple Latin GRAMMY®, GRAMMY® and Academy Award winner, renowned singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler, on the first single “Loco Loquito” from his debut album. The release of the single is accompanied by an animated video created by Polidélico, which tells a story that can have different meanings and that leaves to the imagination if what is happening is real or a dream. “Loco Loquito” PJ SIN SUELA x Jorge Drexler available on all digital and streaming platforms now.