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Today, Playboi Carti releases new song, “@ MEH” produced by jetsonmade. The track features an accompanying music video directed by Playboi Carti and Nick Walker (the creative behind Carti’s “R.I.P.” music video and “Die Lit” album art).

Indie-pop band, BANDITS ON THE RUN, release new short film, “Love in the Underground”

Bandits on the Run have released a short film to accompany their song, “Love in the Underground,” which they call their “love letter to New York City.” At a time when New Yorkers – and the rest of the world – are isolated, the film depicts beauty and love with a story told through music and dance.

Kelow LaTesha Celebrates Beauty in the Barnyard With “Not You Then Who?” Video

“I wanted this video to celebrate beauty, and to emphasize how it comes in all shapes and sizes,” says Kelow. “The casting process was so much fun. It was such a hot day when we filmed this video, but we were just coolin’.”

Icelandic Emotional Post-Rock Collective VAR Unveil New Song “Where To Find You”

“…dynamic, emotional, and filled an exuberance that recalls We Were Promised Jet Packs and Frightened Rabbit…a warm, emotionally driven slice of post-rock that unfolds in unexpected ways.”- PopMatters

“The dreamy movements of this track are the perfect complement to the band’s distinct sound. It’s triumphant, poignant, and epic all in equal proportion, with slick production, immaculate composition and beautiful vocals.”- Everything Is Noise

Onsen shares upbeat indie electro song “Be There” (co-produced by Brook D’Leau)

Drew Straus, aka Onsen, gives his side of the story: “After playing it cool for too long, a person I liked had drifted away. ‘Be There’ is a confession, that I took them for granted and realized foolishly late that I’m on board and want to make it work. That admission is delivered with a sense of freeing catharsis and a sing-along melody, with layered vocals and a driving beat. It ends up sounding somewhere between Tame Impala and The Beach Boys with clear world music influences.”


Today after much anticipation, New York native Elah Hale has released her debut EP Room 206 on all DSPs via Interscope Records. The project spans nine tracks, combining her lush vocals and honest story-telling to deliver relatable and memorable songs that delve on her experiences with relationships, infatuation, making mistakes, and more. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter combines jazz, R&B, pop, and electronic music influences to create a genre-bending alternative-pop sound found in Room 206.

Stephanie Lambring Embraces Herself on Autonomy

The ability to make your own decisions—to truly own the course your life takes, is a freedom that can take a while to embrace. As we get older, we realize our decisions are, in fact, our own to make and no longer belong to the whims of others. Five years after she walked away from her publishing deal, singer-songwriter Stephanie Lambring has returned to make an album on her own terms, titled Autonomy, set to release October 23. AudioFemme is premiering the first single, “Mr. Wonderful,” today; the song is a window to the highs and the haze of a controlling relationship, from the fairytale beginning to the exhausting end.


With 2020 marking a decade into their musical careers The Dirty Clergy vacillates between shoegaze-esque ruminations on love and struggle and more straightforward garage numbers that surge into ecstatic cacophony all accented by eerily laconic vocals, The Alabama-based trio (featuring vocalist/guitarist Brian Manasco, bassist Ky Carter and drummer Cody Moorehead) are looking to expand their already respectable discography with their upcoming full-length, the aptly titled In Waves.

FOES: American Violence EP By Oregon Metallic Hardcore Band Streaming At New Noise Magazine

New Noise Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of American Violence, the new 10″ EP from Oregon-based metallic hardcore outfit FOES. The record is streaming in advance of its official release tomorrow through Glacier Recordings.

EP Premiere: Foes – American Violence

Artist Name: Magic Seis – Release Title: Mind on the Bag

No stranger to hip hop, Magic first emerged as a battle emcee and artist in the local Toronto scene, quickly making a name for himself with his witty lyrics and self-produced tracks. Releasing his first official single at the tail end of 2019, Magic has managed to captivate fans in a short time with his unique style that draws influence from a diverse list of artists and styles.

Cambatta – Nightmare (prod. Apollo Brown) | Free Single

The pandemic nightmare continues for people across the globe and while we’ve heard a million quarantine titled songs, none capture the energy of the situation in hot spots like NYC and Detroit until now. This is the “Nightmare.”


Cheat Codes team up with Bella Thorne, Logan Paul, Trippie Redd, blackbear, & more

Welcoming the first of new music in 2020, electronic-pop trio, Cheat Codes, unveiled LA anthem “No Service In The Hills” featuring Trippie Redd, blackbear and PRINCE$$ ROSIE. Now, the threesome returns, with help from Bella Thorne {22.7m IG followers}, with a short film / music video for the genre-defying track. Enlisting Bella Thorne as director, the tongue-in-cheek satirical horror story is about influencers, featuring influencers. With familiar faces, such as YouTube sensation’s Logan Paul {17.6m IG followers} and Mike Majlak and influencer Stefanie Gurzanski, the video will keep you on your toes as you scream and laugh alongside the characters.

Michael Abdow Premieres New Video For “Heavy Drifter” via Ultimate Guitar

“‘Heavy Drifter’ is one of the more technical songs from the album and is destined for our live set. The accompanying philosophy is ‘Wherever you go, drift with the weight of your experience in the moment; leaving no trace but what you contribute to return.’ For this video, we worked with David Brodsky and Allison Woest at My Good Eye: Music Visuals (Fates Warning, Queensrÿche, Arch/Matheos), says Abdow of the video.

“Nightrider” (ft. Freddie Gibbs), “What Kinda Music”

Shapeshifting fluidly between progressive jazz, sleek electronica, hip hop, and so much more, What Kinda Music takes listeners on a journey that is by turns surprising and spontaneous, heady and head spinning, and nothing less than compelling – a singular vision which fuses the DNA of both musicians with spectacular results.

“(i hope you) miss me” – Joseph Black

The single continues to grow organically garnering over 5.1 million streams already and hitting No. 15 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart and climbing! Not to mention, this growth started from Joseph Black independently without him having a team. Joseph Black is on the verge of a breakout and has many more stories to tell through his music. The story behind this single is him feeling distraught after a breakup with his ex-girlfriend -young love.

BLACK SUN ΩMEGA – “Fightback” from album “The Sum Of All Fears”.

Black Sun Ωmega were formed on November 2018 in Patras, Greece. Their music is mainly thrash metal, with core & death metal elements blended in. On 12/14/2019 their debut 11-track album has been released including a cover of “witching hour” as a tribute to metal titans Venom,available on digipack and in all digital platforms.


“Baby I Know” forma parte del proyecto Chosen Few New Generation junto a otros éxitos mundiales como “0 Sentimientos”, “Te Llame Borracho” X “Nunca Me Amo”, todos ya ganadores de placas de Platino certificado por la RIAA. En el video musical Jon Z sabe que su ex novia todavía lo extraña a pesar de que ella está con otro amante. Messiah reitero este mensaje usando su propio pasado, asegurando que su ex mujer nunca será verdaderamente feliz con su nuevo hombre.

Rosen Bridge – Track: Cassandra’s Prophecy

Rosen Bridge is a 5-piece metal band, born from a group of friends on the west coast of Wales in 2015. Since returning from a 2-year hiatus the band have gone from strength to strength, supporting bands such as Griever, Borders, We Struck Gold, Palm Reader, The Oklahoma Kid & God Complex, all in the last few months, drawing more fans with each energetic performance.

#DontStopTheMusic: David Guetta Performs Live from Miami

On Saturday April 18, David Guetta will be performing live from Miami and also sharing the stream as part of Sennheiser’s #DontStopTheMusic online performance series. Tune in to the two-hour “United at Home” fundraising set via the superstar DJ’s own social media channels or via Sennheiser’s Facebook pages for France, Germany, the UK, Spain, the USA and Canada.


DeweyQuinton releases his new track “American Lust” today. The track, which is written by DeweyQuinton and produced by Max Headroom and Chase Bell, is available on digital service providers today.

ULCERATE: Revolver Magazine Streams Stare Into Death And Be Still Full-Length

Revolver Magazine is currently streaming Stare Into Death And Be Still, the staggering sixth full-length from New Zealand-based death metal trio ULCERATE. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release on April 24th via Debemur Morti Productions.


After getting millions to turn up on Tik Tok and generating another 30 million-plus streams across platforms, Tiagz shares a new single entitled “Hitting Up My Phone (Pani Adva Pani Jirva)” today.


“Bob Patient, who joined the group toward the end of the Blessed is the Boogie recording, was involved from day one on the new album and his keyboards play a bigger part and have added an additional flavour to the D4 sound,” Mariani adds. “I wouldn’t say it’s a different direction, but more about exploring additional possibilities as musicians.”

Song Premiere: Datura4, “Rule My World”

Danzig’s Latest Single “One Night” Premiered By RollingStone

Anticipation for the DANZIG Sings ELVIS one-of-a-kind album release increases as the first single is finally in sight. Danzig’s version of “One Night” stays true to its classic Elvis foundation while exhibiting a modern alternative sheen unlike anything fans would expect to hear. The single was exclusively premiered by Rolling Stone on April 9.

Glenn Danzig Talks ‘Labor of Love’ Elvis Tribute Album and His History With the King


“I’m Ready” is an unabashed slice of pop perfection – a bold declaration by the pair that they are ready to be loved. Their emotive vocals soar over a powerful gospel chorus and pulsating bassline. The global superstars announced their collaboration earlier this week via Instagram.

Mae Krell’s emotional stripped version of newest single, “garden”

Stripped down to only vocals and guitar; the same way it was written in a rural Connecticut hospital room three years prior, “garden – stripped” really encompasses the emotions that the track is really about. Recorded by Lakis Pavlou (of Drowners) at an east village home studio, “garden” tells the story of leaving a negative person or behavior in the past, the fear that comes with not trusting yourself to be okay on your own, and the type of growth that only comes with time.


New Music From Still Woozy “Window” Out Now On Still Woozy Productions/ Interscope Records

“Still Woozy, born Sven Gamsky, returns today to share a new single. “Window” is a playful and quirky left field pop track that highlights Woozy’s talents as a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and includes an ear-catching Marvin Gaye sample. The single, released via Still Woozy Productions/Interscope Records, is Woozy’s first release of 2020 coming after a breakout 2019 that saw the release of Gamsky’s debut EP Lately, standout performances at Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits as well as a sold-out North American headlining tour.

Rapper DaBaby Releases Sophomore Album – Blame It On Baby

Rap sensation DaBaby (South Coast Music Group/Interscope Records) is bracing to shake up the music world yet again with the release of his sophomore album, Blame it on Baby. With his captivating bass-filled voice and high charisma, the Charlotte rapper commands each of the 13-tracks; from the blazing opening song “Can’t Stop” to “NASTY” featuring Ashanti and Megan Thee Stallion. Also included on the album is DaBaby’s most recent single, “Find My Way.” The single was accompanied by a suspenseful 10-minute Reel Goats-directed short film which has already exceeded 11 MM views on YouTube. Anticipated fan favorites include tracks, “Rockstar” and “Talk About It.” The album was largely produced by DJ K.i.D, with additional production by Jetsonmade, London On Da Track and more. Guest appearances include Quavo, Future, Roddy Ricch, Ashanti, Megan Thee Stallion, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and YoungBoy Never Broke Again.