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The Venomous Pinks Call For Unity in Raging New Single- “Todos Unidos”

Tempe, AZ all-female punk rock trio The Venomous Pinks has released a another new single and video in advance of the band’s upcoming new album, “I Want You” (Die Laughing/Golden Robot Records).

GHOST WALKER: BrewDog, LAMB OF GOD Release World’s First Non-Alcoholic Collaboration Beer with Video Premiere

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog and American heavy metal band LAMB OF GOD announce the release of the world’s first non-alcoholic collaboration beer, Ghost Walker. The announcement was originally planned for the start of the band’s global tour that would have begun this spring, but, as a result of COVID-19 and the postponing of their European tour, BrewDog and LAMB OF GOD decided to launch their collaboration with the video premiere of the band’s most recent live performance of their song “Ghost Walking.” The live video, filmed at LAMB OF GOD’s performance at House of Vans in Chicago on February 14, premiered online today, April 14, to give music fans around the world an opportunity to virtually come together in these uncertain times.

Watch the new video for Discovery Zone’s “Blissful Morning Dream Interpretation Melody”

Self-directed by the Berlin-based artist also known as JJ Weihl, the single comes off her upcoming debut album, Remote Control, that’s out June 5th on Mansions and Millions. The video premiered recently on Gorilla Vs. Bear calling it “a surreal, perfectly titled track that brings to mind a more New Age-y version of Lisel’s otherworldly experimental electronic pop.”

Gibrilville – Track: Glass Ceiling

Laid over a classic Hip-Hop beat; plaudits to Kwabena Jones alias Bosco, “Glass Ceiling” boasts of two verses, amidst loads of great sonic energy.

Veteran rapper Kwaw Kese sets the lyrical tone with his signature style before Gibrilville takes center stage and wraps things up. The act ticks all the boxes in terms of delivery, style and wordplay as expected from a rapper of his skill set.


“Alright, alright alright. It’s time for whoop ass! Here it is you lovely death mongers and gore maniacs, the brand spanking new single ‘Gloom and the Art of Tribulation’, states ABORTED vocalist Sven De Caluwe. “Enjoy this little poem about flowers, leaky buttholes and the emancipation of my ingrowing toe nails! As Joe Rogan said once: listen to Aborted, DO IT NAAAWWW! Lyric video by the people from Aimed & framed and the noise has been orchestrated to sound sick by Kohle! We hope you guys enjoy it! Don’t forget to snag the VERY LAST copies of our pre-order bundle while you can!”

Carrousel Release Hypnotizing “Scream” Video

Today, Los Angeles duo Carrousel are presenting the official music video for “Scream,” a track from their recent full-length album, Magnificent Desolation.

In keeping with the dystopian theme of Magnificent Desolation, the “Scream” video depicts only a shadowy figure, basked in multicolored light, moving to the beat of the music. It’s a somber yet hypnotizing visual encapsulation of the song.

Pandora’s “Listen In” series adds new batch of exclusive social distancing playlists

Pandora’s Listen In is a new series of exclusive playlists that connect artists with listeners through music. Each artist-curated playlist features songs that are soundtracking their lives during this unusual time, with commentary about their connection to the music, what’s inspiring them, keeping them busy, or helping them stay focused on the positive.

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Fruit Bats share Gold Past Life b-side “Shane,”

Available digitally starting today, “Shane” is the latest blast of pop energy from one of our favorite songsmiths, Fruit Bats. The Gold Past Life b-side marks the close of a chapter for Eric D. Johnson that started back in November 2018, when Fruit Bats signed to Merge and shared “Getting in a Van Again.” Turn it up:

Little Kid (Pinegrove, Car Seat Headrest, Half Waif) – Shares New Single

Operating since 2011, Little Kid is Toronto-based band led by songwriter Kenny Boothby. Despite never signing to a label, Little Kid has built a cult audience through performances with artists like Car Seat Headrest, Horse Jumper of Love, Fog Lake and Half Waif, and a prolific output of idiosyncratic home recordings, that range from more traditional albums and EPs to projects like 2019’s Botched Restorations – on which Boothby sold out a run of one-of-a-kind 60 minute cassettes that each contained 10 songs from his discography, chosen by the purchaser and recorded live to tape in his bedroom. Today, Little Kid have announced their signing with a label for the first time, working with buzzing Brooklyn indie Solitaire Recordings (Kate Davis, Common Holly) to release a soon to be announced album that sees a rare songwriting talent deliver on the promise of his earlier work on an expanded scale.

Hear Bottler’s twisted R&B on new single “When I Don’t Think of You”

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.

Beau Bowen’s Glam Revolution

Part of Beau Bowen’s genius is that his music manages to evoke some of the iconic names of musicians from across the decades, from Bowie to Bolan, from Prince to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, whilst retaining a sound which is immediately his own. If you ever dared to dream the phrases ‘prog’ and ‘glam’ would become cool, the waiting is over. Beau Bowen is your new hero.

Gretchen Peters Shares “Wish I Was” From Mickey Newbury Album out 5/15

“‘Wish I Was’ is one of the first Newbury songs I remember hearing,” Peters tells Billboard. “I’ve known and loved the song since the late 70s, so it was always on my short list for this album. I’m drawn to visual imagery in songs, and this lyric is like a little movie; full of beautiful images (I wish I was a grain of sand/playing in a baby’s hands/falling like a diamond chain into the ocean) and that pervasive sadness that Mickey’s songs are known for.”

THE LICKERISH QUARTET (Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Tim Smith, Eric Dover, Formerly Of Jellyfish) Release Lyric Video For “Fadoodle” From Debut EP

THE LICKERISH QUARTET–Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Beck, Air, Cheap Trick, Imperial Drag), Tim Smith (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Finn Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Umajets) and Eric Dover (Imperial Drag, Slash’s Snakepit, Alice Cooper, Sextus)—have released the second video from their highly anticipated debut EP, THREESOME VOL. 1 EP, which is set for release on May 15 via The Lickerish Quartet/Label Logic, as distributed by Ingrooves. Pre-orders are now available here.

Country Westerns share video created during quarantine | Fat Possum debut out in June

American Songwriter broke the news of Country Westerns’ Fat Possum signing and debuted “Gentle Soul,” calling it “the band’s not-so-subtle entrance to the Nashville rock scene” and praising its “poetic punk rock sneer.” Nashville Scene also weighed in, lauding the band’s “rocking post-Neil Young sound” and “casually literate songs.” Shortly thereafter, BrooklynVegan noted that “Country Westerns make twangy rock n’ roll with a punk energy that is in the same tradition as The Replacements or Old ’97s or Bottle Rockets.”

Rockie Fresh Shares the Lyric Video for “Must Be,” a Chris Brown-Featuring Banger

Wielding lilting melodies and an effortless laid-back charm, Rockie Fresh is one of rap’s most reliably chill figures. Opening up with a romantic, R&B-tinged ballad, Rockie Fresh shares the lyric video for “Must Be.” Produced by Sean Momberger (Joyner Lucas, Chris Brown, Trey Songz) and featuring a characteristically smooth hook from Chris Brown, “Must Be” is a vulnerable plea to stop playing games and an appeal to return to the loving feelings of the early stages of a relationship: “Nobody give me this feeling (Feeling)/We don’t do dates but we can relate/’Cause we just be smokin’ and chillin’ (Yeah)/Know you been waitin’, gotta stay patient,” sings Rockie. The new lyric video depicts a love triangle, between Rockie and two beautiful women, as the song’s lyrics illustrate their pained and dramatic thought processes.

Declan McKenna Premieres Music Video For “The Key To Life On Earth” Via Flaunt Magazine

Today, Declan McKenna premieres the new music video for “The Key To Life On Earth,” the second single from his forthcoming album Zeros (August 21st), via Flaunt Magazine. The video, directed by Will Hooper, features actor Alex Lawther (Netflix’s The End Of The F***Ing World) alongside Declan and Flaunt says: “Although we’ve heard plenty of these Brits before, and in recent years, might have come to expect a certain sort of mainstream sound from the biggest names, there isn’t anyone who sounds quite like McKenna. He’s been joyfully singing along to the sound of his own strange and fantastic drum from the very start of his career.”

Orlando Weeks (formerly of The Maccabees) Shares New Track “Blood Sugar”

As the birth of Orlando Weeks’ son drew near, he wanted to try to make sense of an experience that is both ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. The result is A Quickening, an album that tells the story from the point of view of a prospective father-to-be, a figure both vital to the story and yet also somewhat removed, in awe of what the mother goes through and often helpless to do anything about it.

TODAY IS THE DAY’s Acclaimed Eleventh Album No Good To Anyone Album Out Now Through BMG

No Good To Anyone is a crushing display of TODAY IS THE DAY’s singular psychedelic-yet-scathing sound and stands as a symbol of overcoming pain and adversity of the most extreme nature. The album was created over several years of Austin’s battle with several major surgeries and treatments on a myriad of levels including a vicious battle with Lyme Disease.


Livingston commented on “Young”, stating: “‘Young’ is about the idealism I had as a child – I always thought that if I could just make people like me, it would solve my problems. That if I had a certain status or some remarkable event that made me different, I would be as good as the kids that didn’t understand me. As I got older, I started to find myself and fit in more social circles, I found a passion for music, I started becoming someone my younger self wished he was – but it still didn’t make me happy. That’s a really important part of growing up. Thinking that you have found the answer, living in it for five minutes and realizing you still have so much more to learn.”


Alternative rockers Our Lady Peace’s recent headlining set from their very own Summersault Festival will be available on YouTube as of tomorrow, Thursday, April 16th at 4:00PM, EST. Primarily filmed on September 13th, 2019 at Landsdowne Park in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, ON, the performance features the band’s best-known hits as well as some surprises. OLP frontman Raine Maida commented, “It had been 20 years since our last Summersault festival saw The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, A Perfect Circle and a bunch of other amazing artists. Relaunching Summersault this past summer was a beautiful thing. We captured our performances on film and this live performance is OLP at its absolute best. Hope you enjoy.”

DAN CROLL Announces New Album – Grand Plan – Out August 21

Dan Croll has announced his third album, Grand Plan, out August 21 on Communion Records and has unveiled his two newest singles, title track “Grand Plan” and “Work.” With a sound that leans into the Laurel Canyon’s 1960s and 1970s scene, which has always inspired Croll heavily, the two tracks showcase a new side of the artist. While “Grand Plan” touches on the feeling that everyone but yourself has a grand idea for life and you’re still figuring out the basics, “Work” is a simple and romantic song about being in the early stages of a relationship and wanting to forget about the real world.