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King Von and Yungeen Ace Get In Their Feelings on “Trust Issues”

King Von is known for his gripping street stories, but he’s equally compelling as a romantic lead as an action star. In his latest video, “Trust Issues,” Von gives a peak behind his hard exterior and opens up about his recent relationship woes. Produced by EY3ZLOWBEATZ, “Trust Issues” combines gentle guitars and thumping 808s, as Von implores his girl to stop playing games: “B*tch, why you ain’t answerin’ that phone (Your phone)/What’s wrong? (What’s wrong, what’s wrong?)/I’ve been callin’ all goddamn night/It’s five o’clock, girl, it’s time to come home.” In the video, Von and guest rapper Yungeen Ace try their hands at romance to varying degrees of success, before they realize that they’ve been messing with the same girl. “Trust Issues” is the latest video from LeVon James, Von’s recent album.


Zayde Wølf has released, the anthemic and hard-hitting single “Let’s Go.” “It’s been a heavy start to 2020,” says Zayde Wølf mastermind Dustin Burnett. “I wanted to finish and release this song because I felt like we all needed something fun. I wear black most of the time, but I’m always trying to live in color… Let’s Go!”

Watch Darkovibes and King Promise in “Inna Song (Gin & Lime)”

As the musical landscape in Ghana continues to shift, there are few standouts like Darkovibes who are poised to take over for the next generation. Most recently, The FADER recognized him as “revolutionizing the way we see life in Ghana, helping to bridge the representation gap between Africa and the rest of the world” with Notion Magazine citing him as “the muse for this progression.”

Introducing Rye Milligan with dynamic indie-electronic single ‘Silhouette’

Mixing the genres of indie, hip-hop, pop and electronica into his solo sets, Rye Milligan brings his songs crashing over the audience with layers of loops, samples, heavy bass lines and enchanting melodies.

We can not only hear the vivacious song construction and skilled production within new single ‘Silhouette’, but we can also see it come to life through the music video which displays Rye as a true one-man band.

TONER shares new single “Smoov” via Revolver ahead of new LP

TONER was originally formed as a solo bedroom project by Samuelito Cruz in 2014. With interest from a few labels, Cruz was convinced to record a full-length record that came out in Spring of 2015 titled LP, recorded in the backyard shed of his mom’s house. As a result of moving from West End (lower east bay) to Oakland, & the falling apart of his former band Happy Diving, Cruz decided to start playing live shows with a full band consisting of hometown friends Maxwell Carver, Sean Glass & Kennan Sommer.


Tijuana raised/LA based artist Ceci Bastida returns with new music and a lofty goal: world domination. With her new single, “En Las Noches” which world-premiered last Friday on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic with Anne Litt releasing today across all music streaming platforms through her label Cosmica Records, the Latin indie-electronic artist has taken the first step.

SYML Releases Live EP

Seattle musician SYML aka Brian Fennell, like many in the arts community, was forced to cut his North American tour with Dermot Kennedy short due to the terrible COVID-19 pandemic. Seeing first-hand the effect that canceled events has had on every part of the music industry, he decided to release a three-song live session on Bandcamp with all proceeds being donated to Musicares Covid-19 Relief Fund. The tracks were recorded in February at The Nest Studios in Echo Park, Los Angeles, are out on Bandcamp and Youtube now with all DSP’s to follow on April 17th.

Nude Shoes Release New Single and Music Video “Billy’s Here, Love, I’ve Got to Go”

Katz says, “The song is about losing someone close to you so suddenly. It is dedicated to a dear friend of the band that passed away very suddenly last year. We miss and love her very much.”

THE PROJECTIONIST: Black metal collective share new track & announce details of fifth full-length operetta

Canada’s sinister theatrical Black Metal consortium known as The Projectionist return with their highly anticipated fifth full-length operetta, The Stench of Amalthia, comes on CD and cassette formats via Moribund Records on April 17th. Mastermind Lord Matzigkeitus, alongside his evil cohorts Parageist, Ghast, Destroyer, Malphas, present original concepts and storylines in place of the usual black metal oratory.

Hey Skope Mag – Neuromantics debut album drops and share new video Naive ft. Beth Roars

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‘Naive’ is the emotionally charged fifth and final single from Neuromantics’ debut album Crimes of Passion. Guest Beth Roars gives a tender performance, adding a fey dreaminess to melodies which linger, chiming through your head long after the fade. Frontman Daniel Pye says: “everything serendipitously climaxes, with Beth and I locked in on this journey together, waging the battle head on, supported by the buildup and the interconnectedness of the melodic components.” The accompanying single-shot music video evokes feelings of DIY nostalgia with its vintage colour palette. Filmed by Reece Lipman and Nathaniel Skeels in a converted warehouse space, the performance footage evokes the intimacy of a living room while conveying the band’s stirring chemistry.

YouTube Star Combats COVID-19 with “Epic Hand Washing Song”

Peter Hollens, recording artist, American entrepreneur, educator, and classically-trained vocal artist most commonly known for his a cappella music videos on Youtube and Facebook, has debuted THE EPIC HAND WASHING SONG today to encourage families to use hygiene to beat COVID-19. The new song is a 100% charity-driven effort, with proceeds going to support those affected by the virus.

WALKING BOMBS’ New “Brash Bandages” Single Premiered Through New Noise Magazine

“Brash Bandages” is the latest song from Morgan Y. Evans’ ongoing musical endeavor WALKING BOMBS. The track makes its public debut through a premiere at New Noise Magazine days ahead of its digital release through Nefarious Industries.

Track Premiere: Walking Bombs – ‘Brash Bandages’

“Fear” – Hear My New Single By Jacqueline Tucci

“Fear” is about a time in my life when I felt like I was really searching for something but I didn’t know what it was. The song was born out of those feelings of restlessness and frustration.

Declan Mckenna Album Zeros Postponed Until August 21st

Declan McKenna’s second album Zeros has been postponed until August 21st. The album and a planned U.S. tour have been pushed back due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, as well as travel restrictions put in place to halt its spread. Said Declan about the need for the delay:

SHAPE OF WATER announce new album ‘Great Illusions’ out June 12, music video & single

British alternative art-rock band Shape Of Water will release their new full-length album entitled Great Illusions on June 12, 2020, via Eclipse Records. The ten-song album was produced by Paul Reeve (Muse, Beta Band, Supergrass) with Sky Van Hoff (Rammstein, Kreator, Caliban) mixing the singles, “Not All the Things” and “Scar”.

Song: Big Moochie Grape – “Clusters” (Prod. by Bandplay)

With mean rhymes and a cheery disposition, Big Moochie Grape is one of Memphis rap’s most colorful characters. Never content to buy just one diamond, Moochie’s new single “Clusters” reveals that he buys his jewelry in bulk. Rattling off hard-hitting triplets atop a bass-heavy beat from Bandplay, the newly-minted Paper Route EMPIRE signee boasts about how large he’s been living since he inked that deal: “Rolex on my wrist/Designer Richard Mille/But that b*tch did a Milly Rock.” The latest in a line of quality singles, “Clusters” follows the outlandish video for “Uh Huh Uh Huh Uh Huh,” which has over 1 million views in its first month of release and earned coverage in Stereogum, Uproxx, HipHopDX, and more.

Rising Aussie Singer San Mei Shares “Cry” Music Video via Billboard

“‘Cry’ is about longing, daydreaming, wishing for more and for a better day. While it’s important to me that people are able to relate to the type of restlessness that can often bring pain, I wanted the video to feel wistful and celebrate the idea that you can break free from your own mindset if you just let go, breathe, and find some joy in the present. The moments at the arcade, on the beach, driving to nowhere in particular are all reminders to stop and enjoy your youth while it’s here. Just be grateful for today.”


Today, 21 year-old rising Atlanta rapper Mulatto releases her explosive, female-empowered “Bitch From Da Souf (Remix)” video featuring Saweetie and Trina via RCA Records. The video premiered on Complex, BET JAMS and BET Hip Hop.

Ghetto Kumbé Share “Vamo a Dale Duro” Video

Ghetto Kumbé have shared the video for the first single “Vamo a Dale Duro” off of their upcoming self-tilted debut album. The video directed by Guillermo Camacho was shared with Vice LatAm. Ghetto Kumbé will be released later this year via ZZK Records. In the midst of political uprisings all over the world, Ghetto Kumbé released their first single “Vamo a Dale Duro” as a sonic protest of the injustices caused by class divide.