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SASAMI Shares New Track “Mess”

In March 2019, Los Angeles songwriter and multi-instrumentalist SASAMI released her self-titled debut album. Its ten tautly melodic rock tracks originated as a string of demos recorded straight to her iPad while on tour, and described the surprising ways that one’s relationships—with lovers, with friends, with oneself—can shift in a single year.

The White Buffalo announces ‘On The Widow’s Walk’ exclusive live stream concert + fan chat

The White Buffalo, real name Jake Smith, is offering fans a premium one-time-only live stream concert event on Sunday, April 5 at 12pm PST/3pm EST. Coming on the heels of worldwide postponements and cancellations of nearly all large gatherings due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, including three of Smith’s own concerts in California, this live stream will be the first opportunity for fans of The White Buffalo to hear material from his forthcoming Shooter Jennings-produced album, On The Widow’s Walk, out April 17 on Snakefarm Records.

PAST FIVE announce new album Detox out May 8, new music video & single “Kryptonite”

Swedish five-piece alternative metal band Past Five will release their new EP entitled Detox. on May 8, 2020, via Eclipse Records. The four song release was produced by Christian Silver (Dragonforce, Arch Enemy, Kreator) at the infamous StudioMega in Varberg, Sweden.

WATCH/LISTEN: Phono Pony – “Back To School Special”

Phono Pony is a glam-garage project from Canada. The multi-instrumentalist duo creates huge sounds with guitar, drums, vocals, synth and theremin. Phono Pony released their first full-length record, Monkey Paw, in 2019 (prod. by Tegan and Sara recordist, Howard Redekopp) and were introduced on The Edge 102.1 as Alan Cross’ personal pick.

Danish Post-Metal/Hardcore Band REDWOOD HILL release new double album “Ender”

Redwood Hill has just released the third and final chapter of their trilogy, a monumental album that perfectly represents the evolution, the growth and the personal and collective journey of the Danish band.

‘Ender’ is coming out on March 20th via Rakkerpak Records and follows ‘Descender’ (2012) and ‘Collider’ (2014) and is already available on all digital platforms.

Neumodel (France/Electro/LGBT) ‘Rock’ Out April 17th Via Grand Musique

“Black Block” is based on their previous video, “HAYAH” ft. Kiddy Smile. “HAYAH (meaning in Hebrew: To Be – To Become – To Serve) is a demonstration of strength. It is the symbol of globalization, of capitalism, of superficial’s superpower. Its opposite is ‘Black Block’. ‘Black Block’ is ironically an admission of weakness and helplessness. We see from afar and from above the world’s violence around us: symbolized by “the Black Block utopia” -Neumodel

“Black Block” is the second video released off of their upcoming LP, Rock and maintains the same aesthetics. “Lost amidst the thousands sounds coming to life each day, it’s not easy to know where our music taste stands, and to know how to exist – not in the public eye but in our own eyes. We were born in the 90’s and we grew up with Korn, Rammstein, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson albums…

BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Eerie New neumodel Video For ‘Black Block’


New York electronic artist Photay released a surprise ambient LP, ‘On Hold’ today. 100% of the proceeds will go to Food Bank for NYC to help with the COVID-19 pandemic response. The album is comprised of “on hold” music and and is a series of pieces derived from a process that Photay recorded “on hold” or “call waiting” music through the telephone and then further manipulated, re-arranged and slowed down.


GRAMMY nominated band Code Orange livestreamed their performance to an empty Roxian Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA via Twitch this past Saturday, March 14th. The performance was planned as their record release show for their acclaimed new LP UNDERNEATH, which arrived this past Friday, March 13th, before the venue postponed all of its scheduled shows in March due to coronavirus concerns. Broadcasting live on Twitch, the revolutionary hour-long stream titled, “THE LAST ONES LEFT: IN FEAR OF THE END,” saw the band delivering a powerful performance interspersed with cinematic imagery to nearly 13,000 concurrent viewers, with it quickly trending Top 15 on Twitter in the United States.

Download ‘Dig Your Roots’: New Album From Philly Rockers SORAIA Out Now

Philadelphia rock quartet Soraia have just released their new album ‘Dig Your Roots’ via Steven Van Zandt’s label Wicked Cool Records.

The album was produced and engineered by Geoff Sanoff (Bruce Springsteen, Fountains Of Wayne, Dashboard Confessional).

Gibson: Helps Nashville Musicians And Community After Tennessee Tornado

In the wake of the recent tornado in Nashville, Gibson Gives–the charitable arm of Gibson–launched a Guitar Recovery Program providing immediate support and giving a guitar to any musician whose instrument was damaged or destroyed in the Tennessee tornado.

With over 500 musician inquiries last week, Gibson Gives is working to make musicians affected whole again by replacing a guitar (any brand) for all musicians that were affected by the Tennessee storms. Musicians dropped by the Gibson USA Factory—our flagship Gibson USA Factory was 6 miles away from the storm, and Gibson downtown Nashville headquarters, 2 miles away from the tornado–to pick up their new gear on Thursday, March 12:

DREGG Sign with Epitaph + Share New Track “Hectic”

Epitaph Records welcomes Melbourne, Australia based anomalistic collective DREGG. “It’s super humbling to be joining such an innovative yet true to its roots punk label that isn’t afraid to take risks and do things their own way,” says DREGG. “To be added to the list of greats that we grew up listening to is absolutely mind blowing. In the spirit of the culture, it’s refreshing to see a label of such magnitude allowing their artists to have so much creative freedom. We’re as excited to be a part of Epitaph records as we are to watch the label grow into the new era of punk we’re endeavoring into.”

Rum Buffalo – ‘Dark Mountain’ single

It is not simple to categorize Rum Buffalo, an 8-piece band that finds its sound by pushing the boundaries of what they can accomplish. Their songs unfurl like the evil twin of the bustling London metropolis that birthed them—vivid, energetic, and unpredictable.

PATHOGENS: Soiled Cogs Forever Grinding Full-Length From Apocalyptic Death Industrial Project Out Now

PATHOGENS is A. D. Carter using manipulated samples, distorted synth, found objects and contact mic recordings, electronic drums and percussion, electric guitar, voice, and throat. An uncomfortably accurate reflection of a world in chaos, PATHOGENS exists solely to serve as an unflinching reminder of the negative influences of the human species inhabiting this planet. Taking early Swans influences to an even more bleak and excruciating extreme, A. D. Carter blends synth distortion, primal mechanical rhythms, profoundly disturbing samples, and nightmarish agonized vocalizations to create death industrial doom akin to its influences, yet unique and singular.

Dumbowax – Track: Mestra

Dumbowax is a garage punk duo from Porto, Portugal, formed in 2018 by Pedro Pezinho (bass) and Zez Vaz (drums). They have been making their way in the local rock scene and opening music festivals. in 2019 they released their first EP, “No Safeword”. The duo dedicates the same amount of energy on their music, live shows and producing their own music videos (“BATS!” and “Faster”).

New Single From Pop Artist PEY PEY ‘Honest With You’

Produced by Adam Xycore, PEY’s second single reveals the artist in a new light, one that is shed by synths. Her sound echoes a conversational lyric-style, attacking and breaking in all the right places. The single sees PEY reconstructing Pop by drawing emotions with every word she sings. Her goal through this single was set out to sound like she is “Sitting down with the listener and confessing all.”

PREMIERE: PEY PEY makes a powerful arrival with ‘Honest With You’

Lily McKenzie makes it ‘Bad For You’ on banging new single out 13th March

“Being good is never that fun and staying out of trouble’s too hard” declares South London superstar in the making Lily McKenzie, back with one of the baddest tunes you’ll hear all year.

With its intoxicating UK Funky/dancehall infused drop and raucous groove, ‘Bad For You’ looks set to blow up globally on every dancefloor and carnival party alike, blazing through with UK Garage and 90s RnB influences.

Goldun Egg Records label Launch Postponed

Following the recent HM Government advice around the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, it is with regret that Jake Gosling has announced that the official launch of Goldun Egg Records scheduled for March 26th 2020, will be postponed until it is safe go ahead.

Goldun Egg will continue to release new music from its current roster of artists as planned, as well as schedule a series of homebased performances to keeps spirits up and fans entertained during this time of overwhelming uncertainty.

Manchester’s crush share new single ‘All My Plants Are Dead’

Emerging Manchester band crush craft a refreshing heart on its sleeve shoegaze sound that’s peppered with nods to 80s alt-pop and jazz-inspired indie. They release their latest single ‘All My Plants Are Dead’ on the 17th of April 2020, listen to it below. It’s the sister track to their August 2019 release ‘Glue’, a track dubbed “grunge-pop at its best” (BBC Introducing). Drawing comparisons to Diiv, The Cure and Alvvays, crush look set to carve out their own ambient noise void into the UKs underground music scene.

Art Of Shock Release New Song “Peace on Earth”

Los Angeles based metal band Art Of Shock release their new song “Peace on Earth”. The song is off of the band’s forthcoming album, Dark Angeles, which is set for release on March 20th.


Fueled By Ramen band All Time Low has surprised fans with the Saint Patrick’s Day release of “Getaway Green”, the third track off their forthcoming full-length album Wake Up, Sunshine. The eagerly anticipated song, which saw its live debut at last year’s Slam Dunk Festival, is available to stream and download.

Sikiru Adepoju Unveils New Project, The Riddim Doctors, with Debut Single “Ajaja”

Sikiru’s brainchild, The Riddim Doctors is made up of himself and his brother Saminu Adepoju as well as Peter Fujii, Giovanni Hildalgo, Ian Herman, Richard Nagan, Femi Ojetunde and Douglas Val Serrant.

“The Riddim Doctors is a project I started to continue to celebrate African roots music while also giving it new life and blending it with other flavors,” Adepoju said. “‘Ajaja’ is the perfect first song to be released because it embodies the heart of the entire project. ‘Ajaja’ is a calling of the ancestral spirits, appreciating their contributions and presence as we celebrate life for a common good. The hope behind this album is to unite people in celebration of life and goodness.”

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela’s “Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same)” premieres at Jazz Times

Rejoice, the upcoming collaborative album from legendary African artists Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, is set for release on March 20 via World Circuit Records. Featuring a number of respected contemporary jazz artists including Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective) and Steve Williamson, the record is available for pre-order.