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keshi releases new ep “bandaids” today via Island Records

keshi, the enigmatic singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist named an “essential new artist for 2020” by NME, with over 150 million global artist streams and a super engaged fanbase of over 258K followers on Instagram, follows up last week’s “blue” video release with the arrival of his highly anticipated new ep bandaids, available on all platforms today via Island Records. in addition to “blue,” the 5-song ep also includes the brand new tracks “bandaids,” “alright,” and “less of you.”

Alexandre Saada – ‘This World Is Not For Us’

Jazz improviser, composer of movie soundtracks or simply songwriter, Alexandre Saada takes us where his synesthetic musician’s fingers guide him. From this neurological bug transforming musical chords into sound textures, this French pianist from a family of uprooted people – his father left Tunisia as a teenager and his mother left Algeria in the middle of the war – made his instrument a stateless object.

The Slow Readers Club share video for new single ‘Killing Me’

The Slow Readers Club have shared the video for their new single, ‘Killing Me’, the latest track to be taken from their new album The Joy Of The Return, which is out now and currently at number 5 in the midweek album chart.


Warp Records and Battles are excited to announce an open-source album remix project for the band’s latest LP, Juice B Crypts. Synth samples, melodies, drums, and other sounds from across the album have been broken down and reassigned in an interactive Juice B Crypts subway map, created originally as an illustrated representation of the album’s writing & recording process. The sounds are open and free, now available to be downloaded, sampled, stretched, distorted and remixed however fans might like.

THE HEAVY EYES: Ghost Cult Streams Love Like Machines Full-Length

Ghost Cult is currently streaming Love Like Machines, the forthcoming full-length from Memphis-based psychedelic stoner rock veterans, THE HEAVY EYES, in its kaleidoscopic entirety! The premiere comes on the eve of its release Friday, March 27th via Kozmik Artifactz.

EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: The Heavy Eyes – “Love Like Machines”

Benjamin Gibbard releases new single “Life in Quarantine”

“The airports and train stations are full of desperate people / But no one is going anywhere soon,” proclaims Benjamin Gibbard in the melancholy chorus of his new single, “Life in Quarantine,” available digitally and streaming everywhere today.

Zoon Shares “Help Me Understand” Via Paste

Zoon has shared the second single off of his debut LP, Bleached Wavves, “Help Me Understand.” “‘Help Me Understand’ is from a short story/poem I wrote about an unknown First Nations protagonist who lives homeless on Vancouver Island,” Monkman says. “While homeless, they become very ill, while no help is to be found, they accept death and while on their last moments, they’re greeted by the creator who welcomes them into the heart of the sun.” The single will be available on all DSP’s tomorrow.

Sadler Vaden Premieres Acoustic Video for “Good Man” at American Songwriter

Sadler Vaden’s critically acclaimed new album Anybody Out There? is out now via Dirty Mag Records / Thirty Tigers. This highly anticipated follow-up to his 2016 self-titled debut was self-produced by Vaden, engineered by multi-platinum producer Paul Ebersold, and mastered by Grammy Award-winner Richard Dodd. Featured within the 10-song set are co-writes with Aaron Lee Tasjan and fellow guitarist Audley Freed (Black Crowes, Dixie Chicks, Jakob Dylan). Today, Vaden shared an intimate acoustic video for album standout “Good Man,” premiering exclusively at American Songwriter. Of the track, Vaden offers, “‘Good Man’ is the linchpin of the album. Once that song was finished, I felt I had a complete presentation.” He goes on to add, “It’s very anthemic and I thought it’d be a great thing for a message like that to be sung over and over.”

The FADER Brings Their Famed FADER FORT to a Digital Audience with Over 40 Artists on March 31

Each year, Austin’s SXSW draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the globe – and many share the same goal: Score a pass to get into FADER FORT.

This year, however, Austin cancelled SXSW amid an increasing number of speaker and company withdrawals, as well as public health concerns due to the spread of COVID-19 – now a worldwide pandemic.

The FADER Brings Their Famed FADER FORT to a Digital Audience with Over 40 Artists on March 31

Reverbnation.com & @skopemag (Q2 2020) is now live!

Skope Mag will choose up to three (3) ReverbNation artists for video rotation on its site. The company’s musical extent spans a wide variety of genres, so artists from all musical backgrounds are encouraged to submit.


“I know we are all isolated but look how beautifully we still all come together! I know it’s all very frightening and turbulent at the moment but remember, even though we are apart, maybe even completely alone in our homes right now, we really all do still have each other, that’s what’s going to get us through this. Sending love and light always! #inthistogether” – Arlissa

Scott Goodwin – Stream “Dirty” Now

“I self-produced “Dirty,” as well as the entirety of Valentine, mixing and recording an entire project by myself for the first time. This was a learning process that allowed me to experiment with different genres through writing concise songs. Valentine tells the story of a lonely lover boy and through doing so provides an inside look at everything I like to create.”

Lolo Zouaï celebrates debut album anniversary with new video “Moi / Look At Us”

Pop phenom Lolo Zouaï has been grinding over the last year, releasing videos, touring the world and starring in multiple fashion campaigns since the release of her debut album, High Highs to Low Lows (Keep it on the Lolo / RCA) exactly one year ago next month. To put a cap on this incredible journey and in anticipation of more new music coming soon, Lolo today shares the new video for her songs “Moi + Look at Us”.


Bass-house producer DESTRUCTO is back with another hip-hop banger. “Bandz” featuring Yo Gotti, Kevin Gates and Denzel Curry is out today (March 26) on Parametric Records. Electronic and hip-hop worlds collide as three of the most notable talents in rap right now pop over DESTRUCTO’s slow thumping production.

Bottler share new single “Nobody Likes Me”

Bottler is the electronic duo of Brooklyn musicians, Pat Butler and Phil Shore. As Lifelong friends, their creative bond is one forged in a partnership of musical exploration. Their continuous discovery of electronic, indie rock, and classical converges as Bottler.

Hear the title track off the upcoming EP from San Francisco’s Zelma Stone

The single is the title track off the upcoming EP, Dreamland, that’s out April 17th. The song was written as a tribute to her brother who taught her how to play guitar but passed away when they were teens. It premiered at Gorilla Vs. Bear calling it “a heartbreaking but uplifting remembrance, and you might struggle to make it through without tearing up.”


Today, SiR releases the video for “You Can’t Save Me,” one of the standout tracks from his latest album Chasing Summer. Shot in LA, the Haitian Ev-directed video, which premiered on Complex, is inspired by the late 90s film The Best Man, but with a twist. The video for the soulful track also features cameos from Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad and his brother D Smoke.

French post-metal outfit Sick Sad World premiered new music video “Destroy”

About one year after the official release of their second full-length album ‘Imago Clipeata’ (2019, Atypeek Music), French post-metal quintet Sick Sad World just premiered a brand new music video illustrating the song “Destroy” and available right now on YouTube.

CHROME WAVES and GRIDFAILURE: BrooklynVegan Premieres Covers Of Joy Division And Today Is The Day

Tomorrow, Midwestern US black/shoegaze outfit CHROME WAVES and New York City-area’s apocalyptic experiment GRIDFAILURE will independently co-release their split album. On the eve of its release, BrooklynVegan is now streaming CHROME WAVES’ Joy Division cover and GRIDFAILURE’s Today Is The Day cover.

Kyle T Hurley’s enlists Amy Winehouse guitarist for country tinged grunge

Kyle T. Hurley is a Philadelphia-born Londoner who cut his teeth playing shows in LA. His inventive style of rock n roll infused blues has made him a known entity, enlisting the help of Robin Banerjee, known for his role playing guitar in Amy Winehouse’s band, to fill out his own sound. Inspired by Led Zeppelin, Hurley is preparing for the release of his aptly named third album, III, recorded at Abbey Road. As part of a burgeoning scene of songwriters in London’s Camden Town, Hurley moonlights as an A&R for Spiritual Records, where he helps to highlight other emerging artists.

SONG PREMIERE: Kyle T. Hurley Shares Mysterious and Moody Lounge Rocker “Riff Raff with Raf”


Today, ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records recording artist Deante’ Hitchcock releases the video for “How TF” featuring 6LACK. Directed by GLP, the video shows the two in a psychiatric hospital grappling with the emotions set forth in the song’s lyrics.

FORCES drop new bombastic anthem “Say It Now” today!

Forces became a band in 2017 after the duo closed the book on a whirlwind decade of recording and touring with their former band, The Golden Dogs. That trip took them all over the world to support great artists such as Sloan, Feist, Bloc Party, Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs, Thurston Moore, and more.

Anacarina premieres “BELIEVE” on V13, first single off ‘One of Your Forevers’ EP

Love is a complicated thing. So many songs, movies, poems, paintings, etc. condition us to bottle it into a lightning feeling that somehow solves every problem. “Numb” by Anacarina turns that whole idea on its head and asks: Why do the people who supposedly love us hurt us? We come to understand that the way we treat others is more a reflection on ourselves than the recipient by the song’s end.

Anacarina Looks at Feeling “Numb” in a Totally Different Light [Song Premiere]

Atmospheric folk duo Sea Offs release new EP

Sea Offs is the meeting ground for songwriters Olivia Price and Rashmit Arora. Rashmit hails from Mumbai, India; Olivia from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The two met and started writing together in college, bonding over a love of atmospheric folk music and a shared socio-political belief system. Currently, they split time between Philadelphia and Brooklyn.

Once & Future Band Share “Andromeda” Video Via Get Into This UK

Describing the video, director Ryan Daniel Browne says, “This song by the Once & Future Band seems to be about loneliness, longing, and the dream of the perfect life partner. To me, it also sounded like a great excuse to go and film in the Outback — something I’ve always wanted to do. Much of this was shot at Mungo National Park, an extremely sacred place which is the traditional land of the Muthi Muthi, Nyiampaar and Barkinji Aboriginal Nations. I was grateful to be allowed to film there and took care not to film at certain sacred sites.

Once & Future Band share video for new track Andromeda – exclusive

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

“To most, ‘Thinkin’ Bout You All Night’ might not seem to have much to do with the American theme that ebbs and flows throughout the record, but to me, the writer it does,” says Willy Braun, who co-founded Reckless Kelly with his older brother Cody Braun and drummer Jay Nazz in 1996. “While on tour, I wrote each verse in a different state, in vastly different settings. The song reminds me of traveling around the country and getting to take in some of the best she has to offer, and also that we’re fortunate to live somewhere so geographically diverse.”

Lolo Zouaï Releases Video For “Moi” + “Look at Us”

The self-styled fashion fantasy (Ader Error, MM6, Adidas, etc) serves as a double-video for her most popular French-infused bop “Moi” and the album interlude “Look at Us” that comes into play with footage of Lolo performing at her most recent sold-out show in Paris to over 1500 fans. Directed by Piotr Lebryk, this video serves as the essence of Lolo’s amazing style and raw talent, and is the follow up to “Desert Rose”, which dropped earlier this year and speaks to Lolo’s French-Algerian background and the cultural compromises made to be true to herself, all shot on location in Morocco.