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Is Everybody Going Crazy? is the band’s first new music since their 2018 EP What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way and their 2017 acclaimed album Broken Machine, which charted at #2 in the UK album chart.


“Yo what up you guys. it’s a crazy time, everyone is having crazy conversations about what’s going on. I’m praying for the people overseas that are struggling through all this, for the people in our country going through all of this. I’m trying to wrap my head around all that is going on. And the team and I, we were talking about if we should even release music but then I thought about how much music has impacted my life through painful times. So listen, at midnight tonight I’m going to release a new song for you guys, I really didn’t want to release music during this time, but I know, and many have told me, that this can bring hope, so I hope this brings hope and I love you guys and I’m praying for you all and I know we need to be socially distant but it’s not a time for us to be spiritually distant. So I love you guys.”

lilspirit Releases Video for “droptopbitch”

19-year-old Bay Area native singer/ songwriter lilspirit releases a Nicholas Jandora (Arizona Zervas, blackbear, lil skies) directed video for his viral single “droptopbitch”. Showcasing his soulful vocals and sophisticated sense of melody, “droptopbitch” has garnered over 5 million SoundCloud plays since the 10K Projects/ Internet Money Records artist uploaded it to the platform last December.

Panic Priest is on the Prowl in his new Song “Nighthunter”

Chicago, IL based Post-Punk/Darkwave artist Panic Priest returns with his new song Nighthunter.

Nighthunter is the lead single from the forthcoming Panic Priest album Second Seduction via Negative Gain. Second Seduction is the long waited follow up to Panic Priest’s self-titled debut album. Written and performed entirely by Jack Armondo, with production and mixing provided by Brian Fox (Wingtips, Ganser), Nighthunter is a moody, dark Synth-pop track inspired by Jack’s own real-life, after-dark experiences.

Synth-pop saint Panic Priest returns with the dark and brooding “Nighthunter”

Lord Buffalo Releases “Dog Head” Music Video

Austin, TX dark rock / post-Americana band Lord Buffalo will release its new LP, ‘Tohu Wa Bohu’, on March 27 via Blues Funeral Recordings. Recorded in Lockhart, TX with producer Danny Reisch (Chelsea Wolfe, Okkervil River) and mastered by Dave Shirk (Mastodon, Sun Ra), the album is the follow-up to the folk-psych group’s 2017 self-titled full length, an opus hailed as “widescreen Panavision, as sweeping and pretty as it is harshly powerful” by The Big Takeover.

IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS: Denver Doom Trio To Unleash Lux Full-Length May 15th

Marking IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS’ first release as a trio with founder Grant Netzorg on guitars and vocals, Ben Pitts (Nightwraith, False Cathedrals) on bass and lap steel guitar, and JP Damron (Vermin Womb, Bleakheart, Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire) on drums, the record was produced, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, Primitive Man) at Flatline Audio with additional engineering by Charlie Abend. Lux includes guest appearances by Colorado Chamber Players violist Paul Primus, Primitive Man guitarist/vocalist Ethan Lee McCarthy, and Khemmis guitarist/vocalist Ben Hutcherson.

alekxandr – “Disney Love”

Blending jazz lounge piano sounds with marching electropop drums, dreamy harp plucks and twinkling synths, “Disney Love” is a glittering pop banger created for the queer community. The lyrics explore the concept of Disney love from a queer perspective, denouncing it for its romanticised superficiality whilst yearning for it at the same time: “You kissed me to life, the boy of my dreams / You love like Disney / You taste like Disney / What happens after happy-ever-after?” alekxandr’s bold vocals declare in the track.

BETHLEHEM CASUALS – Hit ‘The Drink’ || New album: out 17 April 2020

When life gets tough, it’s not unusual to hit ‘The Drink’. And it’s no exception in the case of BETHLEHEM CASUALS, who slam down their new single ‘The Drink’, on all platforms today.

ROCH releases video for ‘T-Rose’

London based singer, songwriter, and producer ROCH is today sharing a self-directed video for ‘T-Rose’ – lifted from her recently released debut album ‘Via Media’.

Bringing together ROCH’s hushed vocals with a moving piano motif, on ‘T-Rose’ Miller contemplates childbirth and motherhood: “What happens if I have a child, or lose a child?”

Watch S+C+A+R+R’s new “The Rest of My Days” video

After releasing three tacks in 2019, S+C+A+R+R finally fights his inhibitions and reveals himself with “The Rest of My Days.” The new single is joined by an uplifting music video, with S+C+A+R+R performing an impressive dance.

Shane Owens Releases New Single “Love Me To Death”

Shane Owens’ latest single “Love Me to Death” from his recently released album, Thankful For Country Music reached the top 8 of the most downloaded and streamed tracks on Play MPE, a popular digital download service for radio airplay and streaming. “Love Me to Death” is a timeless, playful country love song that fans will be humming all day long. It transports listeners right back to the good ole’ days and leaves fans reminiscing simpler times. The single serves up an easy-listening tune while providing an ultramodern edge that the world seeks.


Following the announcement that Katatonia will be returning with a brand-new album City Burials on April 24th, on Peaceville Records, and the release of the album’s debut single “Lacquer”, the band present their next single and video for “Behind The Blood”.

Watch: OffWorld (music collective featuring Hard-FI’s Richard Archer) release provocative lyric video for debut single ‘Brave To Be Alive’

The video was inspired by brave women all over the world. Footage taken from demonstrations filmed in Chile, El Salvador, Mexico, Spain and Italy of women performing the global feminist Hymn created by Las Tesis.

Footsie announces his debut solo album No Favours and drops new single Pepper Stew ft JME

Superproducer and MC, Footsie, has announced his forthcoming debut solo album No Favours, due out via his imprint, Studio 55 on 22nd May. Premiered last night as the Targo Embargo’ on Targets show, Footsie has dropped new single ‘Pepper Stew’ featuring fellow don, JME with Kwes Darko on production.

THE GOOP PODCAST: Gwyneth Paltrow x Jhené Aiko

“We don’t deal with grief enough,” says Jhené Aiko. Today, the LA-born-and-raised singer and songwriter plays GP new tracks from her album Chilombo (which she translates roughly to “wild beast”). They talk about the ways sound healing—specifically, singing bowls—have aided in Aiko’s grieving process. And how we can find different ways to make space for our emotions and move through trauma. Aiko tells GP how she’s learning to live as herself, fully.

Gwyneth Paltrow x Jhené Aiko: What We Turn To in Times of Grief