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Henrik Lindstrand’s new video “Tilden” out now

Of the video, directed by Daniel Buchwald, Lindstrand says, “‘Tiden’ means ‘the time’ and I wanted the video to contain elements of movement, something that was drifting like time. We found this beautiful ship, ‘Jutlandia’ in Copenhagen, and on the day of filming in early November we sailed out of the harbor. It had rained all night and winds were increasing but we took the opportunity to get some nice footage despite the rough weather. I think Daniel captured the core of the music with his visual concept so beautifully and I’m very happy with the result. The video has this slow constant pace… we just float with it. Like time.”

Icelandic Emotional Post-Rock Collective VAR Debut New Track “Run”

Reykjavík Iceland emotional post-rock collective VAR is debuting a new track titled “Run” off their upcoming album ‘The Never-Ending Year,’ out April 24 on Spartan Records.

NITE Release Their New Music Video “Hurt No More”

March 30th 2020 Dallas, TX-Electronic Rock artists NITE release their new music video Hurt No More.

Hurt No More is the newest song to be released of off Nite’s third studio album Sleepless, which is out April 17th on Cleopatra Records. Hurt No More brings a positive message in our current troubling times. Myles Mendes explains in more detail what drove him to write Hurt No More

Video Premiere: Nite – ‘Hurt No More’

Sometime The Wolf share ‘Ashes’ video

Sometime The Wolf have shared the video for their single ‘Ashes’, which premiered on Louder. The track is taken from their stunningly atmospheric debut album From Here And Earth, which they released earlier this year.

‘Ashes’ is a dramatic and powerful track, a dark and epic sonic masterpiece which gives a perfect taste for the treasures contained on From Here And Earth.


“Not Friendly” follows the release her most recent single “My Attitude” which was met with great critical acclaim upon release with The New York Times including in the track in “The Playlist” and describing her as “A clever, cheerful lyricist” and explaining, “‘My Attitude’ might be her best to date, a persistently tough blend of aw-shucks sexual candor and eye-rolling dismissals.” The track also received a rave review from NYLON and its video premiered on The FADER who describes her, “Aside from her flows and lyrics, Flo Milli has a good sense of melody and knows where to sprinkle it in.”

Ian Chang (Son Lux) shares piercing track “舞狮

The album is set for release April 24th 2020 via City Slang, with an updated vinyl/cd release date of May 24th due to product delays related to COVID-19. In nine concise, largely instrumental pop songs, Chang conjures a personal cosmos: the listener feels as if we might reach out and touch 属 Belonging’s jagged and tender aural sculptures. At every level, his music sings with earnest and deceptive simplicity. The album’s melodies are intimate, its rhythms rewarding, and yet, just beneath the surface glimmers innovation, as if the neurons firing in each melodic idea have become audible. From the tradition of Bjork, Burial, and Flying Lotus, Chang breathes a new kind of human vulnerability into electronica.

Premiere: “舞狮 Lion Dance” by Ian Chang

LORD FOWL: The Sleeping Shaman Streams New Track

The Sleeping Shaman is currently streaming “In Search Of” from Connecticut riff rock/retro metal unit LORD FOWL. The track comes by way of the band’s Glorious Babylon full-length, slated for release April 24th via Small Stone.

Alex Henry Foster Shares “The Hunter” Video Via American Songwriter

On the video Foster shared, “I wanted to experience the bewilderment of losing control on the narrative of my own work and wanted to explore the freedom that comes with pure creative abandonment,” says Foster of the piece.” The interview also included topics on COVID19, exiling to Tangier, Windows In The Sky, mental health and more.

Tianda – ‘MY GOD’ out now

For most of my life, I have struggled with obsessive compulsive disorder and insecurities about self-image. Because of this, living with OCD and experiencing ‘micro-stardom’ as a child had a huge impact on me. I think we all have thoughts (like bullies), or trauma, or experiences we can’t let go of that pop up into our minds when we’re lying in bed at night or listening to music alone. The hook of they won’t let me go repeating over and over captures the feeling of being held captive by thoughts you don’t understand and can’t control.

Alt-Rock Icons COLD Release New Music Video for Standout Anthem “Quiet Now”

Music fans around the world all agree, it’s a little too “Quiet Now”. With bands losing their ability to bring live shows to fans, arts events coming to a complete standstill, and it feeling nearly silent as people remain safe inside their homes, now more than ever, it’s important for musicians to keep the music alive.

Annie Hamilton Shares New Track “Panic”

Today, Australian musician, visual artist and fashion designer Annie Hamilton announces her self-titled debut solo EP, that is due out May 1, 2020 via Inertia Music / [PIAS]. Alongside this announcement, Hamilton has also shared new single “Panic” and its accompanying lyric video. In what she describes as a conversation with her anxiety, the new track is an ode to paralytic self-doubt framed around a four-bar loop of repetitious, sonic claustrophobia.

Vasudeva share new single ‘Yamaha’

Following on from their video for previous singles, ‘Breaks’ and ‘Stockmar’, the tracks are taken from their forthcoming LP ‘Generator’. The new album is the vibrant sound of a band who’ve already achieved so much and sees the band experiment with the dynamics of their instrumentation in a completely different way to that of previous material, honing in on much bigger and more focused concepts.

NYC Singer/Songwriter Allegra Krieger Shares New Single “The Push And The Pull”

Today, Allegra Krieger announced her signing with Northern Spy Records and released a brand new song titled “The Push And The Pull,” which she explains “is a reflection on each person’s capacity to experience great emotional heights and depths.”

Afu-Ra presents his new video “War Chemicals” ft. Jamaican singjay Stranjah Miller

Afu-Ra presents his new video for “War Chemicals” with the great Jamaican singjay Stranjah Miller, produced by Digital Cut. This new spectacular video directed once again by Castaka Pictures was filmed in Berlin/Germany in various locations such as a former airport (which can be seen in Hunger Games), an old cold-war NSA site, along the remains of the wall of Berlin and in the streets of the city. A wonderful video for a killer tune by two great artists !

TULIP Streams New Album High Strangeness on BraveWords

Female-fronted Symphonic groove metal band, TULIP, are streaming their new album High Strangeness today on BraveWords.com. The album will be available on all digital outlets April 4, 2020.

“In an age of singles, High Strangeness connects us with the music making traditions of the past where an album is representative of a complete thought; the weaving together of several threads into one cohesive story. The sonic landscape is set with each section, Above, Below and Within, while the lyrical narrative connects ideas of the supernatural, malevolence, and time” says the band’s vocalist Ashleigh Semkiw.