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Carmanah shares lush new track “Best Interests” today!

Like the rainforests from which their name derives, the steady beat of the west coast can be found within the sound of Carmanah. With one album behind them and one ahead, Carmanah is crafting a musical niche of their very own, a vintage blend of the intuitive and the technical seamlessly woven together by Laura Mina Mitic’s soulfully luminous vocals.

Introducing JORDY! New Single “Things I Never Said” Out Today

Meet JORDY, our new favorite purveyor of pop. Heart on his sleeve and immediately relatable, this outspoken and out LGBTQ heartthrob has, in just a few short years, already built himself a small indie empire. He’s accumulated 50 million + streams across platforms, released 2 EP’s, sold out his first headline tour, and found incredible support from the likes of Apple, Tidal and Spotify (375k+ monthly listeners!). And today, we couldn’t be more excited to share his infectious new single “Things I Never Said”!

Electronic Act SHADOWS AND MIRRORS Announces Their New Full-Length Release, Levels

Rockford, Illinois electronic artist SHADOWS AND MIRRORS proudly announces the release of their new full-length album, Levels.


The concept of Levels refers to the “levels of human existence” both in the physical and spiritual realm. It’s the understanding that every single person you interact with is operating on a unique level both physically and spiritually.

ON THE ROAD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN HARTFORD to Benefit MusiCares – Out June 26th

On June 26th, LoHi Records will release a very special album celebrating the life and lasting legacy of a true American original with On The Road: A Tribute To John Hartford. The collection brings together a diverse group of artists who represent a portion of those who grew from the seeds planted by Hartford over five decades ago. All net proceeds from On The Road: A Tribute To John Hartford will be donated to MusiCares in order to assist artists during this dire time as all live performances and touring has been halted, leaving an enormous percentage of artists and musicians with no source of income. Through the years, MusiCares has helped thousands in the music industry as a resource that covers a wide range of assistance during medical, financial and personal emergencies as well as human service issues that directly influence the health and welfare of the music community. Their support has never been more important than right now.

FOREIGNER’s Michael Bluestein presents new video “Why Corona?”

Iconic rock band FOREIGNER’s keyboardist Michael Bluestein has produced a new video inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. Titled “Why Corona?”, the song is a hybrid of wit and reflection, expressing the range of emotions brought on by this challenging period. Initially created as a humorous take on Bluestein’s time in quarantine while in the studio, the track also expresses emotions of fear, loss and hope. Produced and written by Bluestein, “Why Corona?” includes a cello feature by esteemed cellist Dave Eggar and backup vocals by Tina Terry. Lyrics were co-written by Michael Bluestein & Lisa Maria Feige, and the video was directed and edited by Jeff Savenick.

Sin City Cairo – The English/Arabic rapper also releases visuals for “Enwany”

Sin City Cairo, a native Las Vegas based Hip Hop artist currently residing in LA, is set to drop his 5th studio album, “The Saga” on April 20th 2020. A follow up to his 4th album, “Cairo Ep” which dropped May 23rd 2019, originally under Sony/Orchard via Mack Drama 1017 Records. No longer with the label, “The Saga” is set to drop independently under Sin City Cairo LLC.

Little Wings – “Face of the Clam”

Little Wings is the project of Kyle Field, a living legend in the indie music world. Today he premiered a new video for “Face of the Clam” to celebrate 4/20 and the release of his brand new album, “Rosy’s Own”. The trippy video is fun ride through a miniature train hell made in collaboration with Perpetual Doom. As a celebrated musician and painter for a mystic “outsider” style of art, Kyle infuses a magical and surreal quality to everything he touches. The magic continues…

Little Wings’ new album “Rosy’s Own” is a limited release in collaboration with Perpetual Doom & Moone Records, filmed and recorded on an undisclosed ranch in the mountains of Southern California.

D-Loc from Kottonmouth Kings releases new video for Fresh Vans

“April 20th is always an exciting time for us and our fans. We’ve been just recording and stockpiling new music since the end of last year, so we wanted to decide to drop this video to share some of what we’ve been working on with fans,” commented D-Loc. “For this video, we took it back to the old-school and shot it up in Venice Beach, CA where we used to go hang. It kind of brought things back around full circle and let us re-connect with our roots over a dope visual and banging beat.”


Meteoric rapper Lil Skies follows his latest single “Havin My Way” (Feat. Lil Dirk) with his next track, “Fidget,” available today via All We Got Ent/Atlantic Records HERE. “Fidget” features Lil Skies standout melodic flow, which is highlighted by a trap beat and angelic harp woven throughout. The track follows his 2019 debut album Shelby, featuring the now RIAA Certified Platinum single “i”. “Fidget” is accompanied by an official video, streaming now via YouTube –

Feng Suave recall ‘faking tears for grandma’s death’ on glistening yacht-rock cut “I’m Warping Here”      

Dutch psych-pop duo Feng Suave drop new single ‘I’m Warping Here’, third single lifted from their upcoming EP ‘Warping Youth’, which will be released June 26th 2020.

The Amsterdam-hailing ensemble is one-part Daniël Schoemaker, one-part Daniël de Jong. Walking the line between Bill Withers-esque ’70s soul and quarter-life crisis bedroom-pop, they released their self-titled debut EP in 2017 which featured tracks ‘Sink into the Floor’ and ‘Honey, There’s No Time’, followed by standalone single 2018 ‘Venus Flytrap’ in 2018, and have totalled 70mill+ streams to date and 600k monthly listeners on Spotify.


Miles Morrison on the video concept: “I’ve always had a passion for film, I’ve always had a passion for directors like Stanley Kubrick and Quentin Tarantino, among others…Hollywood was my thing, even before music. So, I knew once I had an opportunity to get into music videos, I really wanted to implement all of that. As I was conceptualizing the videos, I wanted to create something that represented what I’ve been going through for the past few years. So really what you’re watching in these first 3 videos is not necessarily meant to be taken so literally, but, in fact, what it represents is a metaphor for what I’ve gone through from the moment I moved here until today. The woman in the story, she represents ‘Hollywood’ to me.”

Shée Blue – “How To Get Away With Murder”

First step: Find some accomplices. Second step: Make the kills as clean as possible. Third step: Dispose of the bodies. Forth step: Leave no witnesses or evidence. Fifth Step: “How To Get Away With Murder” is the latest video-single from MC/Songwriter Shée Blue off her debut “The Check-In” [via High Caliber Music] featuring Flipmode legend Rah Digga and Bronx, NY artist Connie Diiamond. Shot & Directed by DDFRx, produced by Black Metaphor.

Baby Plug Releases New Music Video for “Gang Rules” !

As Heard On KROQ: LA’s NEW LANGUAGE Release 3 Song EP ‘EP1_2020’- Available Everywhere Now

Last seen performing at 2019’s Aftershock Festival where they played alongside Tool, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Chevelle, I Prevail, Gojira, Badflower, FIDLAR, and many more, NEW LANGUAGE has spent the past several months fine-tuning their always-evolving sound, as can be heard on the latest EP, which incorporates elements of synth and New Wave into the mix.

Check out the new album from Answering Machine (Brooklyn, NY)

Answering Machine is a Rock & Roll band out of Brooklyn, NY. Their influences range everywhere from The Replacements, The Ramones, Blondie, The Ronettes, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, and Bruce Springsteen to Jenny Lewis, Against Me, and plenty in between.

Samantha (vocals) and JD (guitar/vocals), two public school teachers in Brooklyn, started the band back in 2016. Close friends quickly filled the gaps with Jackson on guitar, Louis on drums, and Craig on bass. Craig and Louis played in a few popular local Brooklyn bands (Cold Wrecks, Ellen and The Degenerates). Jackson has been playing in bands with JD since childhood.


DCD2 / Fueled By Ramen artist nothing,nowhere. has shared “DEATH,” a brand-new single available today on all streaming platforms. The song is joined by an official music video available now on nothing,nowhere.’s YouTube channel.

“DEATH” follows northing,nowhere.’s recent single “nightmare,” which arrived earlier this year alongside an official music video, produced by Derek Maher / Scott Bell and directed by Patrick Lawler / nothing,nowhere.


Talented and rare singer/songwriter/producer, Jack Garratt, shares new track, “Better,” from his forthcoming second album Love, Death & Dancing which will be released June 12th via Island Records. Alongside “Better,” Jack also released two additional tracks “Get In My Way” and “Mend A Heart.” The three tracks make up ‘Love, Death & Dancing Vol. 2,’ out now here.

Gabe Lee Releases His Song for Modern Times, “Talk to You”

Gabe Lee has a knack for detailing the intricacies of everyday life, focusing on the small distinctions that leave some on the fringe and others in the mainstream. The up-and-coming Nashville-based singer-songwriter recently released his sophomore album, Honky Tonk Hell, on March 13, and wasn’t planning on releasing a new single so soon. But, these are strange times. Released yesterday, “Talk to You,” is his hopeful prayer for the current moment.

HAUSER Debuts Music Video For His Rendition Of Lucio Dalla’s “Caruso”

Of the track and video, HAUSER says, “I have always felt that ‘Caruso’ has the most moving sense of melancholy intertwined with one of the most perfect melodies. A longing that really tugs at the heartstrings. I wanted to convey this in my video: a sense of loss, a sense of longing, but also a sense of hope too. Unfortunately we are all experiencing loss at the moment and for some of us this is the hardest of times. But listen to the music and also feel the hope. Things will get better and we will be back together once more. Take care my friends.”

Whiskerman Share Title Track to Epic LP – “Kingdom Illusion”

Whiskerman is a rock-and-roll overture to the great unraveling. Over the last 7 years the Oakland band has developed an underground reputation for tackling the sublime with their ambitious songwriting, thunderous stage show, and acute lyricism. They have since emerged as an engine of the Bay Area’s revitalized psychedelic and festival scenes. Frontman Graham Patzner, who will crow like a medicine show preacher and then coo you into the arms of his lovesick eternity, might be a spitfire protege of the underworld himself, though, through and through he will remind you that there is no rapture without artistry. On the surface this is splendid rock-and-roll, rooted in the classic, psych and glam rock tradition, but the pageantry and chaos of Whiskerman’s performances will leave you describing an experience more than a sound.

Amy Rage Shares Lead Single “Doin It Right”

NYC-based, indie pop artist Amy Rage shares her new single “Doin’ It Right”, the lead single off her debut EP Solitude. The Deli exclusively premiered the track last week, praising it as “a dazzling showcase of synth-driven indie pop with nods to 80s femme forerunners such as Madonna and Blondie.” Amy Rage’s debut EP, Solitude, is out June 26th.

Amy Rage – Doin’ It Right

Extra Medium Pony announces new record and shares first single, “Something Beautiful”

Dirty indie rock band, Extra Medium Pony, announce their third record, Traffic, due out September 14, 2020. Their first single, “Something Beautiful” is out now, along with a video that debuted on American Songwriter, who call it a “a nervy indie rock number built around frontman Rick Spitalsky’s stinging poetry and pop-punk guitar hooks,” adding, “It’s hard not to hear echoes of Weezer in the song’s most thrashing moments.”

Daily Discovery: Extra Medium Pony Share “Something Beautiful,” Announce ‘Traffic’ LP

PSALM ZERO: Acclaimed Sparta LP Out Now On Last Things Records

Sparta, the third album from NYC art metal outfit PSALM ZERO, is out now through Last Things Records.

Sparta is PSALM ZERO’s first album with Looker handling all vocals, guitars, synth, and programming. He’s joined on the album by Keith Abrams (Kayo Dot) on drums and additional synth, and Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Zvi) on bass. The album also features guest lead vocals on “Return To Stone” by Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota) and backing vocals on “Open Wound” and “A Pill” by Daisy Press.

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