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Rozette – “Bite”

Rozette has been sharing her big, powerful and technically masterful voice across North America for the past decade. Her upcoming EP combines and unleashes her #sorrynotsorry, empowering, feminist spirit like none of her previous work.


Omar Apollo returns today to share a new song, “Imagine U”, which he co-produced with frequent collaborator Kenny Beats. The track, featured on Apple’s New Music Daily, is his first release of the year and follows two other songs he worked on with Kenny Beats in late 2019, “Frio” and “Hit Me Up” featuring Dominic Fike.

killer debut album from PIAS signed group ARABNORMAL

After 3 albums Antwerp’s noisiest outfit The Hickey Underworld evaporated. They never announced a break up, they just ceased to be… but the genie’s back out of the bottle. Well sorta… Frontman and main songwriter Younes Faltakh is the sole survivor and teamed up with ex Das Pop member Niek Meul. The pair set up camp in Niek’s studio in Oslo and recorded 10 eccentric, mysterious and groovy tracks. Guitars do a lapdance wrapping their tormented strings around a worked-up rhythm section while Younes’ hoarse growl sounds as familiar as it does threatening.


Following the release of her debut EP You’re A Dog! and sold out tours with Cautious Clay and Still Woozy, Remi Wolf lands feet first in 2020 with the official release of her new track, “Woo!” out now on Island Records.

Savage Ga$p releases “Simp Anthem,” the second single off his debut album    

“It’s not about being her boyfriend or not being her boyfriend,” he explains in the hilarious, Christopher Guest-esque video for the song, “it’s really just about the bond that two human beings share with each other.” That bond, of course, is completely unrequited for this “simp,” defined as a man who puts too much value on a female for no reason, getting nothing in return.

Yulia Niko shares ‘Manifest Of Love’ ambient podcast

Following the release of recent ep, Molly & Sally, Russian DJ and producer, Yulia Niko, returns with a special ambient podcast, designed to heal and soothe during these difficult times.

BEACHTAPE release sunny slacker-rock EP ‘Bigger Picture’ via ‘what marbles?’

Across the EP the four-piece occupy a similar space to Happyness, (sandy) Alex G or Willie J Healey in their recourse to the stilted, slacker-Americana of Wilco and Dinosaur Jr, with a distinct beach-pop sheen adopted from their Brighton base. Their songs cover the fuzz of early-20s anxiety, a transitional phase of life, with peaks and troughs dictated by paradoxical instants of motivation and listlessness.


Today 10th April, multi-faceted avant-pop artist Thomas Azier unveils ‘Entertainment’, the second single taken from his upcoming album, ‘Love, Disorderly’.

The Voodoo Children Release New Single “Follow Blind”

Today, the new Nashville-based collective The Voodoo Children released “Follow Blind,” the third song shared from their forthcoming debut EP Instant Nostalgia – Side A out on June 12 via Blood Bathe Records. The Voodoo Children is an ever-evolving community-based project revolving around Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, producer and visual artist JT Daly, who fronted the Nashville-based band Paper Route and more recently co-produced K.Flay’s album Every Where Is Some Where, including the hit single “Blood in the Cut” (for which Daly received Grammy nominations for Best Rock Song and Best Engineered Album).

Evening Hymns (Destroyer, Mount Eerie, Lou Doillon) – Shares New Single

This is the first track Bonnetta has released under the Evening Hymns moniker since his 2015-record, Quiet Energies, an album that would find Jonas opening for the likes of Agnes Obel, Mount Eerie, Lou Doillon and Chris Cohen. In the time between records, Bonnetta has recorded a collaborative album with violinist, Edwin Huizinga (The Wooden Sky), released the ambient LP, All This Here under his own name and starred in the Canadian festival-featured film, ‘Drifting Snow’.


Her Chariot Awaits is a newly formed hard rock/metal group featuring the highly regarded Spanish vocalist Ailyn (ex-Sirenia) and the awesome American guitarist and producer Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob). The band’s self-titled debut will be released on May 22, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl.

Today the band releases the video for the track “Take Me Higher.” Watch it HERE: h

OMB Peezy Releases New Single + Music Video For – “Everybody”

Today rapper OMB Peezy drops his new track “Everybody” alongside a new visual (WATCH HERE). Peezy delivers raw and poignant verses that showcase his lyrical power, as well as his allegiance to his city. The music video, directed by LouieKnows, comes as another layer to the duo’s series “Droptop Talks” where Peezy does a deep dive into his music while cruising down the streets of Los Angeles. Similar to the series, the video also finds Peezy delivering his verses from the driver seat, as he spits the bars from “Everybody” which will appear on his project Too Deep For Tears, coming later this year.


The fiery new track succeeds Symba’s previous single, “Serve,” the up-and-coming rap star’s Atlantic Records debut which premiered on Billboard. “Serve” arrived accompanied by a McCracken-directed visual counterpart that found Symba serving time in jail while delivering crisp rap verses with an irresistible earworm hook.

Sagun Reveals New EP “Feathers”, Out Now via Platoon

Nepalese producer Sagun has today revealed his new EP feathers, out now via London based artist services company Platoon. The EP release follows recent single “it’s too late to keep it together,” which features R&B duo The KTNA on vocals.

Hotly Tipped Scottish Singer Songwriter Aaron Smith Releases New Single “Brother” on April 10th Through Platoon

Hotly tipped Scottish singer songwriter Aaron Smith returns with a brand new single ‘Brother’ on April 10th through Platoon. Following up the success of his debut EP ‘Loveless’ which has amassed 29 million streams, ‘Brother’ is highly affecting, though simplistic in structure it has an incredible ability to penetrate to the core and touches on the sensitive and personal subject of addiction.

‘Brother’ was recorded with Ed Tullet (who works/performs with Novo Amor) at his house just outside of Cardiff and was produced by Ed & Joe Rubel and mastered by Grammy & Mercury-nominated Mix & Mastering Engineer Prash.

Harrison drops club-ready new single ‘Touch Me’

“When I was younger this track absolutely dominated MTV,” Harrison recalls. “I always loved dance music from such a young age and I met Rui da Silva in a bar with my manager. I told him how I would love to re-work the track – seven months later it’s my first single on Virgin.”


“Ven” is unlike his other work in that it is more minimalistic in style than most of his previous releases and accentuates his unique flow and sound. Jamby El Favo says on the release of the track…”I’m always working hard to please my fans and I can’t wait for them to see and hear “Ven.”

Ohio power violence quartet Body Farm releases split with Slut Bomb

Hot on the heels of their self-titled 7″, released in partnership between …So This Is Progress and Financial Ruin Records on January 10, Central Ohio-based punk-leaning, political power violence quartet Body Farm have released another two songs via a split with Cincinnati’s Slut Bomb this week. Again, the group makes no apologies for its political alignment with Planned Parenthood, Sex Militant, BQIC, Unharming Ohio and others in that vein; as Razorblades & Aspirin points out, Body Farm’s releases come with lyric sheets for a reason.

Lil Gotit Shares “Bricks In The Attic,” the First Video from the 4/24 Hood Baby 2 Project

Taking over his city with his elastic flows and fast-talking flexes, Lil Gotit is only just getting started. Gearing up for his second mixtape of 2020, Gotit announces Hood Baby 2. The sequel to his 2018 debut mixtape, which announced the then-19-year-old Gotit as a player to watch in his hometown scene, the upcoming Hood Baby 2 demonstrates the rapper’s artistic evolution–his flows are tighter, his ad-libs are wilder, and his money is longer. Featuring appearances from Future, Gunna, Lil Yachty, Lil Keed, Tee Grizzley, and more, Hood Baby 2 arrives on April 24th via Alamo Records.

Goodbye Honolulu release first recordings “Heavy Gold” (2015)

“Heavy Gold is a collection of our first recordings we made as Goodbye Honolulu. We recorded most of the layers completely live off the floor, with all four of us playing together in the same room over the course of two days. A few of these songs have been a part of our live set for a long time, but we have never released them across all streaming platforms before. Since we’re all stuck inside, we figured it’d be fun to share these songs from 2015 with everyone!”


Capitol/UMe and Frank Sinatra Enterprises celebrate the 60th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s Nice ‘n’ Easy, another iconic album in a series of collaborations between Sinatra and arranger/conductor Nelson Riddle with a special anniversary edition.

Originally released on Capitol Records in July 1960, the Nice ‘n’ Easy album topped the charts at #1 for nine weeks. The album was nominated for multiple Grammys, including Album of the Year, Best Male Vocal Performance, and Best Arrangement (Nelson Riddle). Since its original release, Sinatra’s body of work still resonates with fans and critics today.

gnash unveils new single “leave”

Multi-platinum singer, songwriter and producer gnash offers another emotional single with his latest release, “leave” –

Co-produced alongside the Ricky Reed-signed, multi-platinum Imad Royal (The Chainsmokers, Panic! At The Disco), the subtle alt-pop record will appear on gnash’s forthcoming EP due later this year.

Elvis Depressedly surprise releases new album “Depressedelica”

Today, Elvis Depressedly, the long-running project of prolific songwriter Mathew Lee Cothran, has surprise released a brand new full-length, Depressedelica, available now from Run For Cover Records. Depressedelica marks the North Carolina based musician’s first album as Elvis Depressedly in five years, following 2015’s critically acclaimed New Alhambra. Cothran sounds as adventurous as ever with Depressedelica highlighting his unique ability to combine freewheeling experimentation with undeniable hooks and deeply human lyricism.

Mr. Popular Drops “Nowhere To Hide” via Big Noise

Songwriter/producer Mr. Popular announces his debut album, Flair For The Dramatic (out May 1st), and celebrates by sharing the lead-off single “Nowhere To Hide”. The track is a sleek cut of bright and upbeat pop that belies the bitter-sweet lyrical content. The man behind Mr. Popular, Ethan Davis, explains, “Nowhere To Hide was initially about my anxiety and feeling trapped in it; also me trying to numb that pain of past relationships gone bad.” He continues, “By the time the song was finished, I realized it was more about the redemptive side of being stuck.

ETERNAL ARMAGEDDON: CVLT Nation debuts Bangladeshi black/thrashers’ debut album, album out today

Bengal black/thrash bastards Eternal Armageddon conjure whirling maelstroms of darkness on their debut album, In Light In Dark In Hate. Originally distributed to the local fans on CDR format, the re-mastered version of the album is unleashed globally today (on the 10th of April).

CVLT Nation is hosting the premiere of the album in its entirety. “These Black Thrash Warmongers bring non stop decaying riffs to the part that never stop cracking necks!” writes CVLT Nation with the premiere.

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Delivering hard-hitting Southern rap songs with a soulful bounce, few rappers can mix muscle and finesse like Fredo Bang. Delivering a video for one of his most melodic new tracks, Fredo shares “Saucy.” Produced by Fredo’s frequent collaborators DJ Chose and Hardbody B-Eazy, “Saucy” is a spritely and swinging for-the-ladies jam, complete with bouncing harpsichords and lush organs and explicitly tuneful Fredo Bang boasts. In the video, the Def Jam signee rocks a pink sweatsuit (and his ever-present Da Real Gee Money chain) as he romances three models in his white-on-white Lamborghini. “Saucy” is the latest video single from Most Hated, Fredo’s upcoming project.

Alaina Castillo Releases New Single “no vuelvas a mirar atrás”

About the song Alaina states, “‘no vuelvas a mirar atrás’ is a reminder to myself not to overthink things and not to get nervous every time good moments come because one day I may look back and regret not taking those opportunities. We can’t let those opportunities escape us. Being able to sing this song in Spanish is something really beautiful to me because it allows the message to reach others. I think about this song 10 times a day. It’s a constant reminder that opportunities should be taken at the moment they arrive, that we should forget about the past and appreciate the good times. I hope to connect with other people who speak Spanish so they can heal the same way I did through this record. I hope it will allow them to be free of anything that restricts them of being happy.”

Feel “Invincible” during uncertain times with Grasmere’s new arena rock single

Taking cues from space rock heavyweights Angels & Airwaves and Thirty Seconds To Mars, Columbus-based quintet Grasmere has launched their new single “Invincible.” The track’s message of banding together to make a change comes during an uncertain time when our world may need to adhere to it most.