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BEFORE SUNDAY – single “Devil”

Before Sunday is a band with a raw, energetic and personal attitude. Their sound blurs the lines between different genres, including pop, edm, hard rock, funk, and alternative, revealing a rather eclectic approach to songwriting and a very impressive musicianship across the board. There is so much more to the band’s sound. They also have a more melodic side, which explores many nuances and different stylistic directions.

SoloS (Hella members) Share Riveting Single “Chains of the Heart”

“the band channels the art-pop eccentricities of Talking Heads while exploring the atmospheric landscape of what could pass for an outtake from J Dilla’s Donuts. The song makes its way through various rhythmic starts and stops, offering a complex insight into Ross and Seim’s fascinating musical relationship and the ways in which their abundant creativities compliment one another.” – Beats Per Minute

Track Premiere: SoloS – “Chains of the Heart”

DIRT WOMAN: Cvlt Nation Premieres The Glass Cliff Full-Length From Maryland Psychedelic Doom Faction

Write Cvlt Nation of the release, “This music makes me want to eat a lot of THC and head bang until I float away on the wings of a fallen angel. Everything about this record is pleasing to my classic doom-loving ears…slick, heavy guitars; slow, smashing drums; and lilting, echoing lyrics, all bouncing off the walls of my skull in a deliciously doomy way….”

Hear the Righteous Riffage of DIRT WOMAN ‘The Glass Cliff’ LP

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith announces new album ‘The Mosaic of Transformation’

West coast composer, artist, and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has chartered a pioneering career with multiple critically-acclaimed albums since 2015. Following the release of The Kid in 2017, Smith focused her energy in several directions. She founded Touchtheplants, a multidisciplinary creative environment for projects including her modular synth work Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga and the first volumes in her instrumental Electronic Series and pocket-sized poetry books on the practice of listening within. She’s continued to explore the endless possibilities of electronic instruments as well as the shapes, movements, and expressions found in the physical body’s relationship to sound and color.

HIGH PRIESTESS: stream mesmerizing lament “The Hourglass” via Cvlt Nation

Los Angeles spiritual psych-doom trio HIGH PRIESTESS unveil a new song taken from their otherworldly sophomore album ‘Casting The Circle’ on Ripple Music. Get into the ritual with “The Hourglass” exclusively on Cvlt Nation.

“Forget 3D, spiritual doom band HIGH PRIESTESS is here to take you to a higher dimension. With epic riffs and swirling, otherworldly vocals, these beings make music built for psychedelic trips to the higher planes of existence. (…) It’s music to cast a circle to; to light fires to; to get high to; to dance naked to. Be prepared for delicious heaviness and transcendental melodies to take over your senses!” enthuses Cvlt Nation editors.

Dance Naked to Your Doom with HIGH PRIESTESS “The hourglass”

X Ambassadors Release Video for “Everything Sounds Like A Love Song” Today

Multi-Platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors release the video for “Everything Sounds Like A Love Song” today. Conceived and directed by X Ambassadors lead singer/ songwriter Sam Nelson Harris, the clip features the band floating as Sam sings about lost love. Watch the clip HERE.

“Everything Sounds Like A Love Song” was written by X Ambassadors and Sam Romans, produced by X Ambassadors and Sean O’Brien, with arrangements by Lemar Guillary and Rosie Danvers and is featured on the band’s newly released Belong EP.


Rising French-Cameroonian hip hop artist MIKANO shares the second part of the video for ‘When It Rains Glitter’, taken from his recently released debut mixtape ‘Melting Balloons’.

Le Couleur Share “L’Amour Le Jour” Live Video Via Flaunt

Le Couleur have shared an exclusive live video for their single “L’Amour Le Jour” today. The video was premiered with Flaunt, praising, “Le Couleur whisks you away into a dimension overtaken by sun-drenched happiness with their live performance of ‘L’amour le Jour.’The Montreal-based band releases French hits that traverse listeners into a serene soundscape where they are jaywalking on a Parisian street in Philo-era Celine.”


THE KILLERS are thrilled to share the details of their forthcoming, highly-anticipated sixth studio album, Imploding The Mirage, which is set for release on May 29, 2020 on Island Records. The album – produced by the band in conjunction with Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado of Foxygen – was recorded in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Park City, UT. It is the first Killers album to be written and recorded since leaving their hometown of Las Vegas, NV. Imploding The Mirage also features a brilliant array of collaborators, another first for the band who have typically kept guest spots on their albums to a minimum. The list of featured artists includes Lindsey Buckingham, kd lang, Weyes Blood, Adam Granduciel (War On Drugs), Blake Mills, and Lucius.

Sam Doores ft. Alynda Lee Segarra (Hurray for the Riff Raff) Premieres “Other Side Of Town”

The Bitter Southerner has premiered the video for the single “Other Side of Town” featuring Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray For the Riff Raff today. Shot in New Orleans during this year’s Mardi Gras, The Bitter Southerner says, “In this track, a modern doo-wop song set in our beloved New Orleans, Doores and his former bandmate Alynda Segarra deliver an upbeat antidote to heartbreak. A response to hard times, these beats might be just what the doctor ordered.”

Hear the newest single from Edmonton’s Wares! “Survival”

Few albums combine raw vulnerability with shredding solos as seamlessly as Wares’ Survival. On her first release for Mint Records, Edmonton’s Cassia Hardy blazes through riff-wielding indie-rock symphonies for anyone striving to stay alive and create a brighter future. By sharing her own journey towards hope, she hopes to light a path for anyone lost in the dark. As Hardy explains in its liner notes, “this record is dedicated to decolonial activists, anti-fascist agitators, prairie queers fighting for community and a better life.”

ACxDC: West Coast Powerviolence Unit Signs To Prosthetic Records

For a band whose full moniker is Antichrist Demoncore, it may come as no surprise that Satan plays a prominent rule across the record. However, Satan here serves as a motif; a motif for rebellion, for self-discovery, and for rejecting authority rather than as a literal figure of praise. With a tongue-in-cheek title that serves as a response to Kanye West’s Jesus Is King album, Satan Is King is the antidote to excess, greed, and mindless indulgence.


Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the coronavirus, the spring leg of Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour has been postponed. The tour has been rescheduled, and previously purchased tickets will be honored for all dates as outlined below. Check venue websites for updates and further information.


“Toxic” is her second official release of the year, a heart-wrenching melody with striking lyrics detailing the toxic aspects of a romantic relationship backed by the R&B superstar’s angelic voice. The self-penned track was collaboratively produced by hitmakers G.Ry (Drake, Summer Walker, Party Next Door, Nipsey Hussle) and KBeaZy (Roddy Ricch, Juice World, Chief Keef).

Kehlani Release Standout Single “Toxic”

NITE: “Night Terrors” Streaming At Invisible Oranges

Darkness Silence Mirror Flame was recorded by NITE’s Van Labrakis at The Hoagie Container and 210 Studios San Francisco, mixed and mastered by Van Labrakis at 210 Studios, produced by Van Labrakis and NITE, and completed with cover artwork by Misanthropic Arts.


Peach Pit has shared the official video for “Black Licorice” from their forthcoming sophomore album You and Your Friends, which will be released April 3 via Columbia Records. Directed by Lester Lyons-Hookham, the visual follows the band rocking matador outfits as they roam the streets attempting frivolous stunts.

Duke Dumont announces debut album ‘Duality’with emotive new track ‘Love Song’

Multi-platinum-selling artist Duke Dumont has unveiled his new track ‘Love Song’, out now via Virgin EMI / Universal.

Combining driving kick drums with emotion-drenched vocal samples and poignant orchestral elements, Duke delivers a melodic record that leaves a lasting impression with ‘Love Song’.


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.

Statement from Live Nation, AEG, CAA, WME, Paradigm and UTA

The world’s leading forces in live entertainment have come together to form a global task force to drive strategic support and unified direction ensuring precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest of artists, fans, staff, and the global community.

The task force includes Michael Rapino (CEO and President, Live Nation Entertainment), Dan Beckerman (President and CEO, AEG & Board Member, ASM Global), Jay Marciano (Chairman and CEO, AEG Presents), Rob Light (Managing Partner and Head of the Music Division, CAA), Marc Geiger (Partner and Head of Music, WME), Sam Gores (Chairman, Paradigm), Marty Diamond (Head of Global Music, Paradigm) and David Zedeck (Partner and Global Head Of Music, UTA).


Being a jack of trades has allowed Teyana Taylor to become a master of all. From her smoky melodic vocals to her dynamic dance moves, the entertainer dips in dives between her talents that also include producing, songwriting, acting, directing and everything in between. When it comes to describing herself, the Harlem native can only think of one word: Everything.

Lord Pntr – Track: Abyss

Better stream Abyss! A single by LORD PNTR from his first EP titled “Levitate” out now on every streaming platform.

The track is about a fight with my inner demons. As life nowadays is tempting. I’m reflecting on some things I’ve achieved or am yet to achieve in life.

PORN Premieres Official Music Video for New Single “Dead in Every Eyes”

PORN has premiered their official music video for new single “Dead in Every Eyes” off of their anticipated album No Monsters in God’s Eyes, Act III. The music video was shot in Los Angeles with Fernando and Vicente Cordero from Industrialism Films ( 3teeth, Skold, Stabbing Westward, 69eyes…).

Porn premiere video for single “Dead in Every Eyes”

BRX New Music Introduction

Brand and band name is BOKU Revolution X (BOKU RX). Led by a visionary, legendary, artist of stage, film and television, Jo D. Jonz. Best known for his epic, character, portrayal in HBO’s First Time Felon, starring Omar Epps and Treach from Naughty by Nature. Jonz is the multi-media force, who has masterminded an epic evolutionary, Hip-Hop tale of magic and music, equipped with CLONES, DRONES and MICROPHONES.


Sacramento’s own Dance Gavin Dance have unveiled the official music video for “Strawberry’s Wake,” the second single from their highly-anticipated ninth full-length studio album, Afterburner. The visual follows the five-piece as they board Swan Air for an epic journey in the “friendly” skies.

Volbeat Secures 8th #1 Record On The Mainstream Rock Songs Chart With “Die To Live”

Volbeat’s latest single, “Die To Live,” is currently #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart. The Danish band’s latest single is their 8th to reach the top of the chart, racking up more #1 songs at this format than any other European artist. The honor was previously held by U2, who’s record Volbeat tied last August when their single “Last Day Under The Sun” became their 7th number one on the chart. Find more information via Billboard here.


Regal and radiant, Jah9 delves into an introspective sonic journey that enlightens its listeners along the way on her third studio album Note To Self, due this Friday, March 13, 2020 on VP Records. As one of the leading forces in contemporary Jamaican music, the multi-talented artist and yogi blends her signature “jazz on dub” with reggae, soul and afrobeat funk into a rich warm concoction that celebrates self-care and love through Jah9’s lens of clarity and strength.

Norwegian electronic artist Gundelach shares “Cynical Mind” video

“I had a session with Aurora in Bergen and we immediately clicked on a really deep level. We wrote this song about all the cynical, cruel people of the world. Aurora is very weird but super genuine and very professional. I have never heard anyone do so many harmonies in a row only using one take for each. We did all the writing in one day, but I spent over a year on the production with some help from my friends. Vetle Junker (Softcore untd.) recorded a whole orchestra of ice-cold prophet pads. Øyvind Mathisen (Nils Bech) did some add prod and recorded Sara Övinge playing the violin. Bendik HK (Pantha du Price) had some fun with the Analog Rytm. and Knut Sævik(Lindtrøm, Todd Terje) re-arrangered it.”

ST. SOUTH Shares New Track “If It’s Not You (feat. N.Y.C.K.)”       

St. South hints at optimism through heartbreak with her latest self-produced track “If It’s Not You (Feat. N.Y.C.K.).” While previously released song “Does Your Brain Ever Get This Loud?” is sprinkled with chillwave fuzz and a warm layered sample of her voice, “If It’s Not You” ups the tempo, despite the fact it was written directly after a breakup. This juxtaposition between vulnerable storytelling and pop overtones is one of St. South’s greatest strengths.

RnB’s Blakk Soul Announces Album + “Help (feat. Joell Ortiz)”

Blakk Soul announced his Mello Music signing, new single and upcoming album with HipHopDX today: “Hailing from Tacoma, Washington, Blakk Soul has had to work tirelessly to make his mark.