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Rap Superstar DaBaby Releases Short Film For New Single, “Find My Way”

Hip hop’s newest star, DaBaby (South Coast Music Group/Interscope Records) presents his first solo offering of 2020 with the release of his newest single, “Find My Way.” The single showcases DaBaby’s versatility as the artist shifts between his signature bass-filled flow and a raw melodic hook across the DJ Kid-produced beat. Accompanying the song is a 10-minute short, directed by Reel Goats. Starring both DaBaby and influencer, BSimone, the visual follows the pair as they attempt to secure finances for the rapper’s ailing grandmother, by any means necessary. After posing the ominous question, “Have you ever seen somebody turn into a monster for a good cause?” the film then briefly transitions to music video form.

The Airborne Toxic Event shares video for “Come On Out”

The Airborne Toxic Event today shares the video “Come On Out,” the first single from their eagerly awaited new album, HOLLYWOOD PARK. The Los Angeles-based band’s sixth LP and first new music in half a decade, HOLLYWOOD PARK arrives Friday, May 8 via Rounder Records. Uniquely, HOLLYWOOD PARK arrives alongside a new literary work of the same name by Mikel Jollett, to be published by Celadon Books, a division of MacMillan, on May 5. Hollywood Park: A Memoir sees Jollett chronicling his extraordinary personal journey, from his early childhood in one of the most infamous cults of the 1970s, through a childhood of poverty and emotional abuse, before finding his voice as an artist among the confusion of an adult life spent nursing the wounds of childhood, and the redemption which came from looking inward and an acceptance of self and the fierce love of family.


The video, which was brought to life by director duo BEDROOM, playfully follows Powfu and his girlfriend in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

Alt Rock/Metal Band Release Of Their Debut EP “Stars Collide”

Grass Valley-based Alt Rock/Metal band Follow Me Dark packages their first four singles in their debut EP “Stars Collide”. Not too shy to push the limits of genre, “Stars Collide” includes a range of haunting, groovy & anthemic tracks. Collecting “As She Feeds”, “Entwined”, “Ancient Ones” and the title track “Stars Collide”, fans are in for a treat when they hear the dynamic progression of growth from the fall of 2019 to now. Gritty guitar riffs paired with soaring vocals has coined them an energy that is truly larger than life. Modern psychedelic grooves and metal attacks win over fans of Alice In Chains, Deftones, Muse and many more. Intricate textural interludes & melodic choruses are delivered by band members Stephen Kozak (vocals/guitar), Sean Batinic (guitar), Elliott Grove (bass), and Jim Boots (drums). Beloved in the Grass Valley area, Follow Me Dark is soon to become a household name.

Cup Share Second Single + Video “Hideaway”, LP Out 5/8

Brooklyn-based garage/pysch rockers Cup are back with another song. “Hideaway” is the second single from their upcoming album Nothing Could Be Wrong, due out May 8th. This single perfectly encapsulates Cup as a band — loud, brash, rousing, but focused on having fun and making damn good music. The “Hideaway” video continues Cup’s previous lighthearted horror theme, this time featuring dancing vampires across the streets of Brooklyn.


Connecticut raised, Los Angeles based artist Kevin George makes a stunning return today with the reveal of brand new EP, THREE CAN PLAY, AT LOVE; a stellar return from an artist who has picked up widespread acclaim and millions of streams online. The EP arrives with a video for lead track When You’re Alone.

A.O. Gerber shares Madeline Kenney directed video

Today we are so excited to share the Madeline Kenney directed video for the first single off A.O. Gerber’s forthcoming debut. FLAUNT premiered the video for “In the Morning”, a smoldering track that opens with just guitar and drum machine, before erupting into a powerful anthem on the healing powers of travel and letting go. The meticulous production (with assistance from MK) recalls Cate Le Bon, while the closest comparison for Gerber’s inimitable voice is probably Angel Olsen. It’s the work of an artist who’s been honing their craft for years, and is only now ready to share that magic with the world.

ARCHGOAT: Black Mass XXX Live Album Now Streaming

Commemorating ARCHGOAT’s thirty-year anniversary of live assaults, Black Mass XXX was recorded at Debemur Morti Productions’ Servants Of Chaos showcase on September 28th, 2019. Captured with terrifying clarity, the magickal energy and raw power of ARCHGOAT finds its purest expression in the live arena, in-the-moment where all witnesses are bludgeoned into the guts of earthen evil.


Los exitosos productores Dayme Y El High junto con Planet Records [Powered by Planet Distribution] , entregan el éxito “Mala” de Alex Rose X Brray X Alexis. Alex Rose X Brray X Alexis que cuentan con millones de seguidores en sus medios sociales al igual que en sus propios canales de YouTube hacen un junte perfecto en este tema.


Today, Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Bazzi releases the video for his newly released track, “Renee’s Song”. Watch it here! Bazzi created the intimate video with his longtime girlfriend while they are staying home together.

Camille Delean shares new single “Fault Line (Late July)”

Camille Delean appeared on the Canadian music scene in 2017 with the release of her debut, Music On the Grey Mile. The album introduced the Montreal-based songwriter and vocalist’s work as a self-contained sound world: a distinct palette, stylistically timeless, full of place and character. Through live performances in Canada and Europe with her band—a rotating ensemble of Montreal, Hull, and Toronto musicians—the three years since have seen Delean bend moody, evocative folk-rock further down a path of her own. That evolution is now captured in a follow-up LP, Cold House Burning, the hypnotic documenting of a spiral of solitude.

LESSER GLOW: Atmospheric Doom/Sludge Merchants To Release Nullity Full-Length May 29th

LESSER GLOW was born from an ever-growing sea of noise, swirling together the sounds of humanity into a churning vat of anonymity, in which as individuals, sometimes we are drowning. The Boston five-piece’s debut album Ruined made waves in 2018: a “felicitous nihilistic debut coup” (Metal Hammer) containing “the best doom single of the year” (Visions), making “the excitement of what they might come up with on their sophomore release nearly unbearable upon first listen” (Ghost Cult). And 2020 brings us Nullity, a record doused in an undeniable weightiness, with lyrics and music coexisting in the same beautiful, dynamic, and volatile space. Heavy but not excessive. Massive yet not gratuitous. Meticulous. Focused. Direct.

Mo3 Lays Down Some Melodic Street Wisdom in the “Broken Love” Video

A tireless worker who uses his music to work through his demons, Mo3 is the voice of the Dallas streets. Giving us a glimpse into his indoor lifestyle, Mo shares “Broken Love,” his new music video. A soulful single that relies on Mo3’s expressive singing voice, “Broken Love” finds the rapper commenting on his relationships and day-to-day problems, doling out pearls of street wisdom in his inimitable drawl: “The struggle made me hard, my momma gettin’ fed up/Lookin’ out the window, tryna keep my head up/My partner don’t take care of his kids, I told him ‘man up’/That made him mad, but I’d be wrong if I never said none.” In the video, Mo3 shows off his indoor drip, rocking multiple chains and stacking bands–he refuses to let the lockdown stop his shine. “Broken Love” is the latest in a line of video singles, including the topical struggle anthem “Black Corona” (1.5 million views) and the pugilisitic “Beat Em Up” (441k views).

Roberta Flack’s “Groove Me” featured as KCRW’s Today’s Top Tune

A breezy, jazz-oriented number infused with Flack’s velvet vocals and a titillating drum beat, “Groove Me” spins the story of infatuation, as Flack sings, “If you knew what you worked away in me, you’d come rushing to my arms. You’d hold me, and you’d whisper three little words to me. Oh yeah, you groove me.” One of the 12 never-before-heard demos that arrive in the 50th Anniversary Reissue of her debut album, “Groove Me” stems from one of the initial takes Flack initially recorded during her Atlantic Records in 1968, including “This Could Be The Start of Something” and other smooth, stunning tracks. “Groove Me” will be included on the upcoming July 24 release of the 50th Anniversary Edition of First Take.

Greta Stanley shares new music video for ‘Soak Into This’

Coming off the back of the successful release of ‘Soak Into This’, Greta Stanley has unveiled the gorgeous film clip for her latest single. Having performed as part of the third edition of the wonderful Isol-aid Festival over the weekend, Greta begins this week with more of the good stuff to share.


His work for himself and others earned praise from The Fader, MTV, Billboard, Rolling Stone, VIBE, and Vice, in addition to Clash Magazine who crowned him as the “Next Wave” of innovative artists. The follow-up to Bad Romantic pulls at the heartstrings of love’s growing pains with superb production and smooth vocals.

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“Wanna Know Something” – The Lagoons

L.A.-raised brother duo, The Lagoons, composed of Ryan and Joey Selan, have carved out a fresh genre of indie-pop that breathes life into today’s music scene. Their passion evolved to writing, producing, and recording all of their own music in their home studio, becoming multi-instrumentalists along the way. Two EPs and numerous singles later, The Lagoons will be releasing their upcoming album this spring 2020.

“Building A Life” from types and PAWL

The musicians behind Michigan indie outfits PAWL and ttypes have teamed up for the collaborative concept album MOTEL to be released in April of 2020. Brothers Paul and Tim Krauss were raised out in the country, living at and helping their parents run a Midwest roadside motel, providing an unorthodox and diverse range of childhood experiences that they’ve chronicled in MOTEL.

Blonde Bones Share Dreamy Pop Single “Cape Fear”

Comprised of band leader & guitarist Christian Barnett, bassist Joe Rebrovick and drummer Daniel Ryan, Blonde Bones showcases a knack for melody well beyond their years. This upcoming collection of well-crafted pop tunes, while awash in a healthy dose of reverb, will find listeners slinking to the dance floor with its undeniable grooves. Hiding Out is a trippy and undeniably groove-hardy affair, with Barnett’s dreamy, psych-tinged vocals sharing the spotlight with chorus-laden guitars, swirling keys, woody basslines, and urgent, clever percussion work.


Revered singer-songwriter John Prine passed away today. He was 73.

“Made from a mold now broken, John Prine was a walking, grinning argument for human beings as a pretty good species,” said Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “In John’s songs, humor and heartache dance together like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. His words and melodies draw chuckles and blood, and tears of sorrow and redemption, all leading to truths widely known but never before articulated. John’s mind was a treasure chest, open to us all. We mourn his passing, even as we hold the treasure.”