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DIE KREATUR Releases Official Video & New Single “Kälter als der Tod”

DIE KREATUR has just released their latest single “Kälter als der Tod” (Eng: Colder Than Death), straight off the upcoming album Panoptikum, to be released via Napalm Records on May 22. The single draws the listener into an eerie world of want and lust. An ominous fusion of Gothic Rock and Neue Deutsche Härte, Dero Goi (OOMPH!) and Chris Harms (LORD OF THE LOST) present indelible guitar riffs and a smashing drum rhythm that underlines the overall blood-curdling atmosphere. A captivating chorus rounds off this sensational track that’s accompanied by an equally magnificent audiovisual.

Adeline (pronounced ad-uh-leen) has announced her new Intérimes EP — due out June 12

“Meet Adeline, the Funk Musician Who Will Stoke Your Love of Glitter Eyes and Big, Big Hair” – VOGUE
“addictive, sultry slow-burner” – NYLON
“achieves a “natural” high on her funky new slow jam “Emeralds.” – Rolling Stone

Mike Dillon Announces New Album ‘Rosewood’ Due July 17 – First Single “Hurt” Out Today

Mike Dillon has announced his new album ‘Rosewood’ will be released July 17 via Royal Potato Family. Recorded intermittently between January 2018 and September 2019, its 13 majestic tracks were created solely with vibraphone and percussion instruments. Dillon, in fact, titled the record ‘Rosewood’ for the type of lumber used to make marimba bars. The album’s first single “Hurt” is out today and pays tribute to the Johnny Cash arrangement of the classic Trent Reznor / Nine Inch Nails’ song.

Chicago Pop-Rockers Til Morning Release New Single “Okay”

Bright, bold, and energetic, pop-rock band Til Morning delivers hopeful yet gritty vocals, honest storytelling, slamming guitar riffs, and upbeat rhythms that beg you to hit ‘repeat.’

The new single “Okay” is an anthemic, life-affirming sing-along custom-made for the sunnier days ahead.

‘Okay’ is out everywhere now.

Burgeoning artist Noah Cunane finds fleeting love in track/video “Miami”    

Today, Noah Cunane releases his new single and video, “Miami,” a tantalizing addition to this new chapter of Noah Cunane. The track is somber yet comforting as Noah croons about the familiar and vulnerable story of a ‘missed connection.’


On her solo debut single “Before I Go,” 19-year-old UK singer/songwriter Mimi Webb paints an idyllic picture of wanting to freeze time. In the spirit of connecting with her audience, “Before I Go” is intensely personal. “It’s a song I wrote about my boyfriend who I had to leave when I left Brighton,” she says matter of factly, as the two are still together. “He was lovely and charming and brilliant and I just wanted to hit the pause button and hold onto every memory we had in that very moment.” Co-written by Aussie singer/songwriter Rory Adams and English songwriter/producer Digital Farm Animals, the track is both heartfelt and relatable.

Lil Romo Releases “When I Was Down” Video Today

“When I Was Down” touches on the bleak realities Romo once faced before rap changed his life trajectory, from the track’s opening line: this was back when I was down, it was hard for me to smile, I don’t like to beg that why I ain’t come around. The video features Romo connecting with Chicago’s youth while reminiscing on his stark upbringing.

LA hip-hop’s Rafael Vigilantics pivots to isolated folk-music for 2020 quarantine album

Rafael Vigilantics is a writer, crooner and artist with an anomaly of an album out today. Known on the LA hip-hop scene for striking imagery and a penchant for evocative symbolism that blurs the lines between moody poetry and rap, Vigilantics shut himself in a closet in March 2020 and walked out as Old Villain. The album — which he wrote, played, sang and recorded all on his own — is a journey back to his roots in the mountains of rural New Mexico. His rustic desert tone is no more evident than in the track “Rag N’ Bone”, the DIY video for which was shot on his mother’s property in the Gila Wilderness.

MARISHI TEN Boasts Time-Honored Heavy Metal and Hard Rock on New Single, “Never Look Back”

“Every challenge is an opportunity,” Linda Lou says. “That belief has never failed me and in the most difficult of times it serves as both motivation and inspiration. It’s a message that is very much imbedded in this song and may be more helpful than ever to hear right now.”

Marishi Ten Unveil Music Video for New Song “Never Look Back”: Stream

NYC garage-punk band The Electric Mess share album ‘The Electric Mess V’

Described as a “fizzy mix of psychedelic/rock songs that will make you order an orange spritzer,” The Electric Mess V highlights the band’s wide range of influences and honed energetic delivery. The five-piece group pack a punch, led by a unique vocal team of front-woman/rhythm guitarist Esther Crow, and vocalist/keyboardist Oweinama Biu. Building a dynamic and engaging performance, they take listeners on a ride to the wild side.

Album Premiere: The Electric Mess – The Electric Mess V


Journeying deeper into their lives, the sisters continue to release a translucent honesty cloaked in classic folk rock harmonies that are, at moments, reminiscent of another time.” (American Songwriter)

“have crafted some of the most beautiful and authentic nods to the great folk music movement that permeated coffeehouses and nightclubs across America in the 1960s. Their music is more than a mere homage, though; they have quickly created a name for themselves in today’s scene thanks to their pristine harmonies, beautiful musicianship and honest lyrics.” (The Boot)

“…Immediately bring to mind the vintage R&B of the 1960s — its initial rim accent sounds like the introduction to a Motown hit of yesteryear — but the track’s lyrical content couldn’t more contemporary.” (The Deli Magazine)

Charlie and the Rays Break Through Loss on “For No One”


The video helps set the romantic tone as partners settle into the new normal of quarantining together. It’s the new playbook on how to keep the spark alive. The video was directed by HDTAYFILMS (Bazzi, Diggy). Filmed in LA, the video features Malachiae serenading to his love interest while showering her with roses and affection.


Hoy sale al mercado el tema + video “El Gustazo” de Cuban Deejays X Chacal X El Chulo X Alex Duvall. El tema super bailable es interpretado por alguno de los artistas Cubanos mas fuertes del momento, este junte es una mezcla perfecta para los fanáticos de la música urbana.

Monsta X Drop Stunning “You Can’t Hold My Heart” Video

Monsta X are back again with another aesthetically pleasing music video, out today through a Vevo Premiere; where some of the members popped in to chat with MONBEBE. The single “You Can’t Hold My Heart” is off their English Album ALL ABOUT LUV, and quickly became one of fewer than 10 songs pushed by Korean acts, performing in any language, to reach the Pop Songs chart [Forbes]. Between the special effects, clean-cut looks, and powerful vocals, it’s hard to take your eyes off this video.

AMENDED – The Cadillac Three new video ‘Circles’

The responsibility of social distancing is important to The Cadillac Three as they collaborate in the midst of global uncertainty. Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Kelby Ray have spent more nights together than apart, playing music together since their high school days, so finding a new rhythm has become vital for not only themselves but fans.

Alternative Rock Band The Nomadic Release New Single “Waiting”

Australian guitarist and singer/songwriter Robert Gaylard brings a unique perspective and vision when it comes to creating music. His inspiration and passion for starting The Nomadic began early on as a child after traveling to many countries like Myanmar (formerly Burma), Singapore and the Solomon Islands. His “nomadic” lifestyle continued on into his adulthood when he began to work for the United Nations in various countries such as: Kenya, Somalia, the Sudan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Israel and Palestine. His travels eventually brought him to New York in September of 2012 and motivated him to pursue his songwriting by establishing an indie rock band.


Multi-GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum British singer/songwriter James Blunt has shared a moving video his new single “The Greatest.” The track is taken from his acclaimed sixth studio album Once Upon A Mind, with UK profits from the single in 2020 being donated to the NHS, to support the healthcare workers in the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

MishCatt Unveils “Your Eyes” Animated Video

MishCatt – alter ego of Michelle González – is the alluring and sultry voice from Costa Rica (now based in Los Angeles) who grew up singing, playing guitar and piano, while using music as a sanctuary for expression and sonic exploration. Born with synesthesia – a perceptual condition of mixed senses – MishCatt credits her condition for her unique take on music allowing her to see colors and shapes in each track she writes.

LA Singer/Songwriter Releases Debut EP ‘The Lisa Heller Project’ (OUT NOW)

Today, Friday, April 17, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter–LISA HELLER– releases her debut EP ‘The Lisa Heller Project’. Consisting of a four song EP and four experimental music videos, the project features piano-centric production and poignant lyrics.

Out now: Love Fame Tragedy (Murph from The Wombats) shares new EP ‘Live From SIR, Hollywood’

Matthew “Murph” Murphy, guitarist and lead singer of The Wombats, today unveils the second part of his solo project Love Fame Tragedy’s debut live session EP, Live From SIR, Hollywood, released via Good Soldier Songs / AWAL Recordings. The live EP is made up of selected tracks from Love Fame Tragedy’s first two EPs I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It and Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void, released last month.

Canadian producer Factor Chandelier shares “New View/Lawnchair” video

Western Canada-based prolific producer Factor Chandelier is back with a new full-length album titled ‘First Storm’, dedicated to his son. A culmination of 2 years of touring, collaborative projects, and fatherhood, this record is his most thematically in-depth and sonically expansive project to date. ‘First Storm’ sees Factor merging genres to give his signature production a fresh melodic mood. The album is comprised of new instrumental tracks and vocal features from Factor’s frequent collaborators Ceschi, Myka 9, Kay the Aquanaut, Cadence Weapon, Mestizo, Dope KNife, Onry Ozzborn, Nomad, and Taylor Jade.

Video Premier: Factor Chandelier – “New View / Lawnchair”

Hot Hand Band Release “Somebody To You” – Listen Now!

Hot Hand Band, the diverse, multi-genre brass band from Brooklyn, NY, today release, “Somebody To You” featuring Denitia, the first single from their debut album. Out via Brooklyn-based indie label Swoon City Music, the track is now available on all streaming services and can be found here. The track was written by Hot Hand Band founder Kevin Moehringer and featured artist Denitia. Moehringer really wanted to write a slow jam for the album, and he knew Denitia would be the perfect fit, as he bills her the “slow jam queen.”

The Jerry Cans Share New Single/Music Video “SOS”

Iqaluit’s The Jerry Cans have always been, and will always be, a band from and for the North. But on Echoes, the JUNO Award-nominated group’s upcoming fourth full-length record, they’re not the band they used to be.

“My Affection” by Mabryx & Michael Ford out now!

Mabryx and Michael Ford with another banger! – Feel the magic!

Industrial-Infused Act, GHOSTATIC, Unleashes New Video via Ghost Cult Magazine

“The video is fraught with drama and feeling, complimenting the track.” (Ghost Cult Magazine)

“You’re about to run into some “Catastrophic Love” courtesy of the industrial magic of Ghostatic….Despite his focus on the musical aspects of his presentation, Fiscella is also a worthy songwriter who can pen some intelligent and emotional lyrics.” ( V13. net)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Ghostatic – “Catastrophic Love”



21 Savage makes his official return to the solo scene with the release of his new single today, “Secret,” featuring superstar R&B songstress Summer Walker. The song, produced by Kid Hazel (“Since When,” “Out For the Night”), marks the Atlanta rapper’s first single since the Halloween-inspired “Immortal.”


“The grandson of Bob Marley keeps the legacy thriving with his tantalizing single.” – VIBE

“While Bob Marley cannot be replicated, his offspring have done an impeccable job of carrying the reggae legend’s legacy on their backs and grandson Skip Marley is no exception to the fact.” – HotNewHipHop

“undeniable chemistry” – Billboard on Skip Marley and H.E.R.

“Marley and H.E.R.’s chemistry was palpable throughout, with the duo playing off of each other’s reggae-meets-soul vibes for a seamless performance.” – HYPEBEAST

Ane Brun debuts “Feeling Like I Wanna Cry” via American Songwriter, new album out this fall

“I wrote this song last year, after feeling for a long time that we as humans have been on the wrong track,” Brun explains, “I had been following the many reports of how we’re slowly tearing down biodiversity and disrupting our environment, and a sense of sorrow weighed heavily on my chest… One of the things this pandemic has shown us is that we can act, and we are willing to make rapid structural changes to improve our conditions for survival on this planet. Now we just have to realise that the climate emergency is a similar threat to our existence.”