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FORMING THE VOID: exotic and doomy new single “Manifest” streaming now!

The band tells us more about the song: “Manifest is about having a passion, having a purpose, then going to war with it. It features an Oud intro. The Oud is a fretless Middle Eastern lute which is an early ancestor of the guitar. Since our first album we have wanted to incorporate one in a recording, and the droning yet melodic qualities of this song made it a natural fit. This song went through many stages of evolution from its early stages to its final form, and it embodies much of what we intended to achieve artistically on the album.”

Track Premiere: Forming The Void – ‘Manifest’

French progressive metalcore unit Obsidian shared brand new music video “Rea(lies)”

A couple of weeks after the official release of their debut album ‘before’, French progressive metalcore newcomers Obsidian just shared a brand new music video illustrating the song “Rea(lies” and available right now on YouTube.


After two consecutive years of weekly interviews followed by a five-year hiatus, Monahan hopes the return of Patcast will bring joy and entertainment to his fans and followers as they navigate this unprecedented time. Each week, fans nationwide can tune in live to connect with Pat from the comfort of their own home as they practice social distancing. Since its inception in 2013, Patcast has published over 115 episodes featuring interviews with guests including Niall Horan, Bob Saget, Ken Jeong, Hozier, Andy Grammer, Elle King, & Martina McBride.

‘Italy Unbroken’ – Judith Owen

Judith Owen is many things – a world class pianist and vocalist; an internationally acclaimed composer, recording artist and performer whose stylistic range spans rock, pop, classical, jazz, blues and musical theatre – but she’s also a comedic actress and master storyteller. And, as someone who knows a lot about battling anxiety and learning to diffuse it with the creative tools she’s honed over the years, Owen is now putting those skills to use in distracting, calming, entertaining, and connecting us all through her blend of music and humor. Join her as she streams music and laughter from a safe distance.

PaMu Unique–The Best-Buy TWS Earphones With 3 Changeable Covers

PaMu is the best-selling earphones brand on the market. It’ s recommended by 3 NBA stars including T-Mac and many musicians, and it also got the highly appreciation from 1, 000, 000+ users.

Our team always gather many valuable feedbacks from our customers during the past two years. We found that the PaMu Scroll’s unique design (iF Design Award 2020) has always been liked by users. The new features of the PaMu earbuds have been greatly improved, so we released PaMu Unique which combined the scroll design with the powerful features of PaMu earbuds together.

Reckless Kelly Release Latest Single “Thinkin’ Bout You All Night”

Today, the Austin, TX-based country rock band Reckless Kelly released “Thinkin’ Bout You All Night” from their upcoming album American Jackpot (out May 22 alongside their album American Girls). The song will be available everywhere tomorrow but you can hear it now on The Boot. The band will also be sharing a weekly acoustic show with Willy Braun starting this Sunday at 7pm CDT on the band’s Facebook.

Guitarist Raff Sangiorgio Launches New Side Project, DEVIL’S MIST, with Video for “Burning Sun,” Featuring Soilwork Vocalist Bjorn Strid

“‘Burning Sun’ is one of the songs from the set that has got the most rock attitude in the sound and arrangements,” Sangiorgio says. “The lyrics deal with the loss of an unconditional love, such as love for a child or for a pet.”

OMEGA INFINITY Stream Entire New Album, ‘Solar Spectre’

OMEGA INFINITY comment: “Disciples of The Void – finally we are able to present you the full opus. Enter the cosmic darkness and listen to ‘Solar Spectre’ in its entirety. Should you make it back – your task is to find more disciples and convert them so we can grow and become the eternal blackness!”

Boy In Space – “u n eye” Live Video – Out This Friday

“Boy In Space mastermind Robin Lundbäck is chasing the girl of his dreams in the Alice In Wonderland-inspired visual for his latest single “Caroline.” The Swedish artist adds a surreal spin to the pining pleas of the song’s irresistibly catchy chorus as he searches through a dream world of lush gardens, neon lights and the specter of a girl just out of reach.” – Billboard

Braids Release Powerful New Video for Opus “Snow Angel”

Montreal-based indie trio Braids have announced their decision to push the release of their new album Shadow Offering to June 19th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, however, they will continue to release new songs in the coming weeks. Today, they shared their new video for single “Snow Angel,” a powerful opus that features singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s most visceral performance to date as she leans passionately into her anger, diving deeper into frustrations and anxieties about her internal and external worlds.

Elah Hale shares “Gentle”; debut EP coming this spring on Interscope

Elah Hale longs for a kind-natured love in her latest release “Gentle” a lush, melodic admission of desire. The 20 year old New York native leverages her songwriting skills to create an honest and relatable record exploring fantasies of intimacy and affection rooted from an innocent crush. “Gentle” melds jazz and R&B to construct an overall mellow vibe that showcases Hale’s soulful voice and lyricism to tell a story surrounding romance, fantasy, and infatuation.

Oliver Malcolm Releases New Track “Helen” — LISTEN NOW!

“Last year I moved back to England. The song feels gritty and raw because that’s how I felt being back home in that environment. This guy owned a small complex behind an automobile warehouse and agreed to let me make as much noise as I want if I paid him 500 quid. I’d ride my bike back & forth every day with all my equipment in my backpack. This is the first song I made there.” — Oliver Malcolm

Trembling Bells’ lead singer LAVINIA BLACKWALL announces debut solo record ‘MUGGINGTON LANE END’

Lavinia Blackwall is already a well-known name in many circles. Her work with prolific Glaswegian psych-folk outfit Trembling Bells having earnt her a reputation as one of the best voices in the scene, many critics having likened her singing prowess to that of Sandy Denny. Along with Trembling Bells she has released seven full-length albums and performed as the backing band to folk legends Bonnie Prince Billy and The Incredible String Band’s Mike Herron. Now she is striking out on her own with the release of her debut solo album Muggington Lane End which is out on May 1st.

Christian Lee Hutson Debuts “Talk” Video via The FADER

Christian Lee Hutson today shared the video for “Talk,” the second single off his forthcoming Phoebe Bridgers-produced album Beginners, out May 29th, 2020, via ANTI- Records. The Han-Su Kim-directed clip, which matches the track’s tender melancholy, debuted via The FADER earlier today and can also now be seen.

HOUSEHOLD DOGS – Return with ‘Ain’t No Heaven’ Single – Listen

From its gossamer beginnings, all hushed Bill Ryder-Jones-meets-Matt Behringer vocal baritones and spartan, spacious guitar lines reminiscent of The XX; an altogether more glowering, psychologically probing and darkly anthemic prospect soon begins to bloom into life…

x MAYA KILLTRON x – Listen to “Fired Up”

The focus of the Fired Up EP went well beyond the lyrics. There was a strong focus on the arrangements; with a full string quartet, horn section and live background singers, each song should sound like it belongs in another era. Produced by my sonic guide, Gil Masuda, the recording experience was exhausting but fantastic. Taking on such an ambitious project was challenging, but we achieved the juicy live sound I was striving for.

Vera Hotsauce takes her ‘Dad’s Bugatti’ into the cosmos

With Hannah Diamond-esque hyperpop production and a Shygirl-levelled crudeness to her flow, the 19-year-old ‘cocky-pop’ trailblazer is able to translate party experiences into more songs to party to. Hotsauce’s cyclical sickly-sweet cocktail is headed by heavily vocoded vocals and has been tied together by producers including Oscar Scheller and the Diplo-affiliated-Moving Castle producer collective.


Rising French-Cameroonian hip hop artist MIKANO drops grainy phone camera visuals for ‘Fuego’, the bonus track of his recently released debut mixtape ‘Melting Balloons’ .

Kidbug (feat. members of Eerie Wanda, Dumb Numbers, Best Coast, Swans) Share New Track

The video for Together is a neo-gothic love story starring band members Marina Tadic and Adam Harding. As ghosts they travel hand-in-hand across time and space through dreamlike landscapes, from a haunted house with a black cat, to an Indiana pumpkin patch, to an old Dutch graveyard, and beyond.


On “Another Story, Winona explores how naivete can make you project your hopes on an unsatisfying relationship and decides to move on and rewrite her love story with someone worthy. The video, directed by frequent collaborator Andreas Öhman, uses modern dance and kaleidoscopic projections to create intimate dream-like images of Winona entwined with a pair of dancers, pushing and pulling against each other to echo the lyrics.

Vandenberg Return With Unfinished Business – New Album Out May 29th

VANDENBERG return with a new line-up, and studio album titled 2020 which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-’80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the US hit single ‘Burning Heart’), Heading For A Storm (’83) and Alibi (’85). They achieved commercial success and earned much acclaim. The band toured the U.S., Japan and Europe playing with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Rush, Scorpions, Michael Schenker and more.

XIBALBA: “En La Oscuridad” Premiered At Decibel Magazine

Pomona, California’s XIBALBA unload the devastating “En La Oscuridad,” the first single from their anxiously anticipated fourth LP Años En Infierno, due in May through Southern Lord Recordings. With the album’s release date now in the crosshairs, the new single has been issued though a premiere at Decibel Magazine.

Track Premiere: Xibalba – “En La Obscuridad”

Alina Baraz “More Than Enough” out today – debut album May 5th on Mom + Pop

Alina Baraz is one of the most notable trailblazers of her generation – creating a unique lane with her hybrid sound that many others have emulated- all which have catapulted her to over 2.2 BILLION streams worldwide. Today she shares another layer in her newest chapter, off her upcoming debut album (It Was Divine, out May 5th on Mom + Pop) with the new song “More Than Enough”.

Blacc Zacc Releases Carolina Narco The Movie

Blacc Zacc (South Coast Music Group/Interscope Records) is keeping the momentum strong with the release of his short film Carolina Narco The Movie. Written and directed by FoolWiththeCamera, the enthralling 17-minute film captures the many elements of a gritty motion picture, from: dreams, jealousy, envy and new beginnings. The film follows Blacc Zacc and his crew as they work to maintain both their lifestyle and reign. As the scenes progress, loyalties are questioned as the harsh reality of “the game” begins to surface. The film ends with a promising “To Be Continued,” leaving viewers in anticipation of the saga’s next chapter. The film is executive produced by Gregory Hagar and features production by Chase Walker.

LiveXLive Presents “My Home To Yours” featuring R&B artist Tinashe

LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (“LiveXLive”), a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, today announced new weekly “living room” installments of its flagship format “LiveXLive Presents…” during the current live event and concert blackout. Starting Friday, March 27, 2020, “LiveXLive Presents” will showcase live-at-home performances kicking off with R&B artist Tinashe whose set will include never-before-performed songs for her fans. lovelytheband performs live on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 and will perform soon-to-be-released song “Waste”, which drops on March 27, 2020.

Brian Dunne Launches “Uppers & Downers” Live Stream Event To Maintain His Mental Health During Pandemic

In response to a newly-found abundance of free time, Brian Dunne has launched a new weekly live streaming event called “Uppers & Downers”, airing on Youtube and Instagram every Wednesday at 3:30pm ET/2:30pm CT. The first episode streamed live yesterday afternoon, offering up the Brooklyn singer/songwriter’s perspective on handling mental health during a worldwide pandemic. Using his sardonic, self-deprecating humor, Dunne is reminded to take his meds while answering fan questions, listening to guilty-pleasure tracks and reading his top rejection emails, in-between performing songs off his upcoming Andrew Sarlo-produced album Selling Things (out April 10).

Selena Gomez Releases Video For “Dance Again”

In addition, new “Dance Again” merchandise, in partnership with Bravado, is available via the online store. A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares® who have established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help those in the music community affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Healy Releases The Music Video For “Nikes On” Today

“I hadn’t lived the life I needed to live to finish writing Nikes On until august of 2019. The song centers around the feeling of time running away from you,” says Healy. “It serves as a reminder to be self-aware and present because time never stops, and fighting it is wasting it. I wanted to pair this stern, surreal personification of time with promising and uplifting production to convey a sense of harmony and acceptance of time. Time is yours for the taking, not the other way around.”

BLACKLITE DISTRICT Releases Visualizer for New Single, “Falling”

Multi-Genre Artist and YouTube star BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released both a dazzling visualizer as well as a new MINECRAFT themed music video for his newest single, “Falling.” “Falling,” produced by Young Kxge and with visuals by Wifey, is his second second release in 2020. With nearly 300,000,000 combined streams, “Falling” will be followed on 4/3 by “Wishing Dead,” with his debut album set to release later this year.

Triller Presents “Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions” – A Large-Scale Digital Music Festival With Performances

With concert tours and major music festivals cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Triller, the AI-powered music video “social streaming” platform, working in partnership with some of today’s most notable music artists and bands, today announced “Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions,” a large-scale virtual music festival that will bring artists, bands and fans together in a new social sharing setting to enforce the need to flatten the curve, #stayhome, and still have the ability to help raise funds for those in need. The first “Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions” will take place the weekend of April 10 through 12, 2020.

dream pop duo MDNITE release “I’ve Always Been An Alien”

“Boise, Idaho-based dream pop duo, Mdnite seek to evoke the sense of wonder and mystery through their ocean-deep blend of dark folk and ambient electronic hip-hop.


“Let me breathe before you come and burn my lungs.” I wrote this line in reference to the way I would fall into various relationships relatively unprepared without a full sense of self intact. For a while, I found myself actively avoiding love and deeper connection because I felt like I owed it to myself to prioritize my growth and my wellbeing. When I really analyzed these feelings over summer and began incorporating them into my writing, I found balance. Holy Water is a reminder that no matter how warm and fulfilling love can be, I am my own power first and it is my responsibility to ensure my mind and body are taken care of before pouring myself into anything else.