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Music-art project MT. LOW release debut mixtape ‘Lost of Love’

Before releasing any music, MT. LOW built a visual world around them that caught the eye of world renowned photography magazine Ignant and the inspirational youth platform Fucking Young!. Capturing an inspiring trip to a lone church in the Mojave Desert and the surreal landscape of Beatty, Nevada, they developed a compelling artistic vision which both magazines published.

Atlanta’s Pinewood Announce Debut Release + Share First Single

“On new single, “Riverbank,” [Pinewood] crafts an atmospheric folk landscape covered in spectral voices, plucked strings and a sense of rhythmic mystery. There’s a folksiness to the proceedings, though there’s it’s not developed in a way that recalls any sense of familiarity. The acoustic arrangements seem to linger, jubilant ghosts on the edge of your periphery while the drums shuffle and dance in the flickering light of a nearby fire.” – The Southern Sounding

The Hour Reveal New Single “Amen”

Having recently re-emerged with the reveal of new single Overdue, rising enigmatic band The Hour continue to make strides to the release of their upcoming sophomore EP Father with the reveal of new single Amen. A foreboding alt-pop cut showcasing the vocals of frontman Josh atop atmospheric production, the track serves as further testament as to why The Hour have gained widespread press support since bursting on to the scene last year. Take a listen to Amen HERE.

Anna Burch draws inspiration from Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore for her newest video for “Tell Me What’s True”

When Anna Burch introduced herself on her 2018 debut Quit The Curse, it was with a concentrated wash of energetic, serotonin-boosting pop. Jangly guitars, blithe vocal harmonies and an occasional undercurrent of grungy fuzz all converged in seemingly straightforward songs that hid their complexities under sunny hooks. The impact of the songs was immediate and exciting, presenting narratives of confusion and upheaval with melodies so bright it was hard to do anything but smile. Two years later, Burch’s follow up If You’re Dreaming takes us down a different path than its predecessor, shedding some nervous energy in favor of a deeper exploration of an internal world.

Shabazz Palaces shares “Fast Learner” video

On the star-drenched streets of the Quartz City, the Dancer and the Don float the red beamer towards the diamondest dreams ever known in Shabazz Palaces new video for “Fast Learner (ft. Purple Tape Nate),” the lead single from his forthcoming album, The Don of Diamond Dreams. The visual from director Stephan Gray (“Dawn In Luxor,” “Deesse Du Sang”) stars Ishmael Butler and Umaara Elliott, a New York-based professional dancer and an activist (a co-organizer of “Millions March NYC”).

Atlanta Hitmaker, K Camp Shares Video For “Ice Cold” Today

The track, which was described by Hot New Hip Hop as “another banger” currently has over three million streams on Spotify and is the first single off his highly anticipated forthcoming album, K.I.S.S. 5, due out soon. K.I.S.S. 5 is the latest installment in the series which was recorded in his studio space in Atlanta. K Camp originally teased the track late last year on socials (over 350k views on Instagram and over a million view on Twitter) which led fans to instantly get excited for what’s next.

Mind Shrine debut new Psych Pop single “5 Long Days” via Vents Magazine”

Today, Houston-based band Mind Shrine have shared their new single “5 Long Days” via Vents Magazine. With woozy, rhythmic guitars that swirl around lead singer Jess Howard’s voice, the song is inspired by their experience in LA last summer when they traveled for the first time out of state as a band to finish songs off of their debut, self-titled EP. After planning to work with an artist who offered to mix their songs and let them crash at his home, the day of their departure the artist ghosted the band without any explanation. They arrived at LAX with no place to stay and thus the “5 Long Days” was born.

PREMIERE: Mind Shrine Release New Single “5 Long Days”


“Go Outside In The Rain” was written by Darryl Black and produced by Wirlie Morris. “I recorded this song as a tribute to Milira and the original version from the 1990’s. I have always loved this song! I have been singing it since I was a teenager and won several talent shows with this song,” mentions Tamika. “We, (XSCAPE) used to sing it as kids and since I’m the last member to release a solo project, I put it on my EP at the suggested request of my husband, since none of the other ladies put it on their solo projects,” she adds.

The emotional ballad is making its way to listeners hearts as the song is the #30 R&B song in the country with a bullet this week according to mediabase. The Juice BigFellow directed music video captures the feeling of one going through a difficult time and shows the support of friends and family during this process. Notable celebrity friends in the video are Trina Braxton and Patrice Lovely.

Joyner Lucas releases new song and video; new album out March 27

2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper Joyner Lucas has announced the release of a triumphant new single from the album ADHD, now confirmed for a March 27 release via Twenty Nine Music Group. “Lotto” is available today at all DSPs and streaming services. The song sees the Worcester, MA-based artist furthering his ongoing ADHD project, a deeply considered, comprehensive piece of work being released individually up to this point to allow each song its own unique power and space before becoming part of a complete album.

OMEGA INFINITY Premiere New Song, “Saturn,” via Invisible Oranges

OMEGA INFINITY comment: “Today you will face the devourer of worlds, the end of all, the planet eater – Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the third emanation from The Void: ‘Saturn!'”

Benjamin Gordon shares video for new single ‘Take Me Home’

Multi-talented Brighton based music producer and photographer Benjamin Gordon has revealed a brand new video for his recent single ‘Take Me Home’. The track is taken from his upcoming debut album Where Did We Get Lost, set for release on April 3rd via Blurred Recordings.

Alternative Rock Band THE STONE EYE Releases Full Length Album VENTURA via TLG / INgrooves Music Group

Rising from the ashes of absolutely nothing but the remnants of Uncle Earl’s canned Budweiser in 2014, The Stone Eye is an electrifying rock band from Philadelphia, PA. Combining elements of stoner, alternative, progressive, and garage rock comes a hard hitting yet catchy style of music. Following a plethora of releases dating back to 2014, The Stone Eye is at it yet again with their latest full length record, Ventura., that released on 2/28/20 via TLG / INgrooves Music Group. The band premiered their video for single, also titled “Ventura” on PureGrainAudio.com. In addition the band has announced a string of tour dates in support of the release (dates below).

Alternative Rock Band THE STONE EYE Releases Full Length Album VENTURA via TLG / INgrooves Music Group


Emerging British-Guyanese artist Sabiyha today releases her debut single, ‘Choorile’, produced by Avi Barath out of Dave Okumu’s (The Invisible) studios in Deptford. A reclamation of a Guyanese term derived from a folkloric tale about a banshee-like creature, the word Choorile has become short-hand for women who are perceived to be too loud, unruly or assertive. Stream the track from here.

Aidan Fine – ‘Day by Day’

Fusing a jazzy piano loop with a powerful, bouncy drum break, Aidan Fine has self-produced an incredibly infectious track. Inspired by artists like J. Cole and Mac Miller, the song takes the listener on a journey of the heart. Opening the song with the line “sometimes I wonder – does anything matter?” sets the tone perfectly for the rest of the song. By the end of the track, Fine has reached a conclusion of some sort – life is wildly unpredictable, and often unfair, so we simply have to take it “day by day.”

KHOST: Cvlt Nation Streams Buried Steel Album From UK Industrial Metal Duo

Cvlt Nation is now streaming the caustic assault of Buried Steel, the new album by Birmingham, UK-based industrial metal duo KHOST. The exclusive advance stream falls on the eve of the record’s release through Cold Spring.

Listen to the crushing Industrial Monster that KHOST’s “Buried Steel”

Maren Morris’ “The Bones” hits #1 on Hot Country Songs

Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris hits #1 on Hot Country Songs this week with “The Bones,” marking the first time since 2016 that a solo woman has topped the hybrid chart. “The Bones” ousted “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, which held the #1 spot for 21 weeks. In addition, CBS This Morning attended Maren’s Houston Rodeo performance—her biggest show to date with more than 60,000 tickets sold.

Death-Grind Masters GRAVESLAVE Reveal Riotous Parody Lyric Video for “Fatal Push”

“We’ve been wanting to do a full-on parody video for a while now,” says guitarist/songwriter Roman Non. “We thought a ‘singalong’ concept was great to crossover into a traditional lyric video, so we parodied the Wiggles, Mister Rogers and other family friendly shows in that vein. Not that this one’s very family friendly. It looks more like something you’d see on Adult Swim, I think. Try and match our dance moves, if you dare.”

SYML Sheds Light On India’s Cancer Train With One Girl’s Journey Of Hope       

In January, Seattle-based artist and producer SYML aka Brian Fennell shared his heartbreaking track, “Flags,” a song born from watching a loved one’s battle with Cancer.