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Jessie Reyez drops new video “Same Side”

Grammy-nominated Toronto native Colombian Canadian singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez shares a new video from her debut album Before Love Came To Kill Us, out now via FMLY / Island. Directed by Peter Huang, “Same Side”, is a vivid and cathartic revenge anthem surrounding the frustrations and anger that stem from infidelity. The video serves as the prequel to the video for the Patsy Cline influenced “Crazy” and features Jessie anxiously waiting to seek vengeance on her previous lover following a heartbreaking relationship.

ULCERATE: Stare Into Death And Be Still Full-Length From New Zealand-Based Death Metal Trio

The deepest, purest, and most meticulous form of ULCERATE, the critically adored Stare Into Death And Be Still is a soul-searching conflagration of atypical melodicism, immaculate virtuosic dexterity, and sublimated psychological upheaval. A breathtaking new beginning for one of the most uniquely talented bands in extreme music.

DELANILA’s single and visual poem “It’s Been A While Since I Went Outside” just released

Created long before the current pandemic, “It’s Been A While Since I Went Outside” describes the paradoxical sense of isolation often experienced at the hands of our hyper-connection through screens—and becomes even more prescient in this collective moment of social distancing. Composer, performer and multimedia artist Danielle Eva Schwob says, “I wrote and recorded this song a while back, during a time when I was working alone a lot, connected to the outside world through TV, phone and computer screens—and feeling deeply isolated in a way that, in a horrible twist of irony, reflects what many of us in lockdown are currently experiencing.”

half•alive ANNOUNCE “in Florescence” EP OUT MAY 1ST

Long Beach based trio half•alive today announced they will be releasing “in Florescence” an audio and visual project that includes orchestral arrangements of 4 tracks off their critically acclaimed debut album Now, Not Yet as well as videos for 3 of the 4 songs to accompany them. “in Florescence” arrives on May 1st via RCA Records. The first track and video “RUNAWAY (w/ Orchestra)” is out now.

Katy J Pearson Shares New Track “Take Back The Radio”

Today recent Heavenly Recordings signee Katy J Pearson has shared new track “Take Back The Radio”, which features fellow Heavenly artist Davey Newington of Boy Azooga on backing vocals and drums and Laurie Nankivell from Squid.


Run The Jewels have shared the music video for their new single “Ooh LA LA” (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier), the first from the ferociously anticipated new album RTJ4. Shot in early March, just prior to the impact of Covid-19, the video was already a commentary on class divisions & capitalism, themes which have now been painfully revealed as more urgent and important to address than ever. Featuring cameos by hip hop legends Greg Nice, DJ Premier, Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha, a legion of dancers, a fleet of hot air balloons, and a mountain of burning money, the video is an ebullient celebration of resistance, illuminating the duo’s unique ability to straddle the worlds of pointed social commentary and raw, boisterous fun.

The Buttertones Share “Denial” Video Via Grimy Goods

The Buttertones have shared the video for “Denial You Win Again” off of their recently released album, Jazzhound. The third music video from the project directed by Distractor (William Sipos + Sean Campos) is “focused around two concepts. The first being the state of denial, its duality, as in its ability to make complete and no sense at the same time. The second being that rain looks cool.”

Premiere: Buttertones get cinematic with new video for “Denial You Win Again”

YUNGBLUD Shares Video for New Song “Weird!” Today

“Right now, everybody is trapped within four walls trying to figure out what the f*** is going on,” said YUNGBLUD. “Currently, I’m trapped in LA with my best friends. We made this for $100 and this might be my favorite video we’ve ever made. I think you can see the happiness from it coming out of the screen.”

Joy Crookes unveils live performance of her latest track “Anyone But Me”

2020 is off to a strong start for Joy Crookes who was nominated for a BRIT Rising Star Award earlier this year and received recognition from the BBC Sound Poll, Amazon Music, Youtube Music and more. The 21-year-old singer is already receiving acclaim from major outlets, including Vogue—which called her “undoubtedly one of the most exciting artists to emerge in the music scene” in 2019—i-D, The Guardian—which lauded her “effortlessly nuanced and individual melodic sensibility”—FADER and more. Joy’s forthcoming debut album is out later this year.

Bravo The Bagchaser & AzChike Host An L.A. Soiree in “Get Rich” Vid

Just 18-years-old and already one of the fastest-rising stars in Los Angeles, Bravo The Bagchaser is only getting started. Blowing money fast in a hillside mansion, Bravo shows us how he lives in the “Get Rich” video, premiered by HipHopDX. Decked head-to-toe in Bathing Ape, Bravo trades bars with an equally fresh AzChike, playfully competing to see who can be the most outrageous (AzChike wins by a nose: “Patron, you can smell it when I burp”). In the JuddyRemixDem-directed video, the two L.A. rhymers gets their drink and smoke on, flashing wads of cashing and collecting weed by the ounce as a bevy of scantily-clad baddies look on. “Get Rich” is a standout track from Born 2 Win, Bravo’s new album, which hit the internet last week.

Tigerwine Shares New Single “Complete”

Tigerwine is a Colorado based post hardcore band that is gearing up to release their first album since signing to Tooth & Nail, Nothing Is For You, on May 1st.

Kali Uchis shares video for “i want war (BUT I NEED PEACE)”

The EP features demos Kali recorded in her home studio over the last few weeks in quarantine, and features contributions from Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar), Rogét Chahayed (Travis Scott), Vegyn (Frank Ocean), Bunx Dadda (with whom Kali worked on her groundbreaking mixtape Por Vida), Austen Jux Chandler, Phony Ppl’s Aja Grant and more.


Moneybagg Yo shares his video for “Speak 4 Em” today. The track is off his latest album, Time Served which was released earlier this year. “Speak 4 Em” made its way to reach number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart –


Rapper Pardison Fontaine is supporting album UNDER8ED with the release of a new visual for “2 Cell Phones,” premiered exclusively via COMPLEX earlier today and streaming via YouTube HERE. The video directed and edited by Sage English makes the most of social distancing and uses Pardison’s home as its backdrop, as the entire visual was filmed in quarantine.

Devon Williams – ‘A Tear In The Fabric’

Over three albums under his own name, Devon Williams has honed a trademark blend of shining power pop, folk rock, and jangle pop that explores the shared spaces and nuances of each, anchored by his distinctive melodic gifts.

After an uncharacteristic six-year break, he returns with A Tear In The Fabric: 12 lushly arranged, deeply felt songs chronicling a journey from confusion to clarity, driven by a lilting dreaminess, rock-solid songcraft, and unerring hooks. It’s a stunning step forward from 2008’s Carefree, 2011’s Euphoria, and 2014’s Gilding the Lily – a tightrope-walk between reality and fantasy rendered in vividly impressionistic color.

Devon Williams Premieres “In Babylon” A Tasteful New Wave Tune From Upcoming Album, ‘A Tear In The Fabric’

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.


After record breaking in-game views for each performance culminating in yesterday’s finale, Travis Scott and Cactus Jack have released the FORTNITE ASTRONOMICAL event in its entirety exclusively on his YouTube channel.

Skope video submission: Brotha Meech, “Sean Price Back”

“Boom Bap is making a comeback and I’m here to champion its return,” Meech says about his new single. “Pop artists get tributes, rock artists get tribute, hell even R&B singers get tributes. I’ll be damned if us rappers just die and keep dying with no one left behind to shine some appreciation on our legacies. Big up to Joyner Lucas droppin’ Will. I’m doing a tribute to Sean P!”

Scott Goodwin shares genre defying new album “Valentine” out now!

Scott Goodwin is a multidisciplinary artist and producer born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Having developed a reputation as a blues rock mainstay at historic Toronto venues like Horseshoe Tavern and the Drake Hotel, Goodwin plans to supersede his reputation and introduce fans to another side of himself – the experimental, late-night-tinkering producer.

OKKULTOKRATI Streams “Loathe Forever” As La Ilden Lyse Nears Release Through Southern Lord

La Ilden Lyse – which roughly translates to “Keep The Fire Burning” – is an album of pure, cold, grim, rawness. Themes of enduring life, transcending death, worshipping the moon, and triumphant, satanic darkness are all at play here, and the album sounds harder, faster, and nastier than ever. No more messing around. Keep it black, keep it metal, all the time.

Gray Vonne Records Recording Artist Noah Vonne Releases New Single

The young singer-songwriter delivers “Wreck Me” with a velvet, blues-tinged vocal that invokes every ounce of sensuality and abandon she has in her body. “Wreck Me” was written by Vonne, Nina Musolino, and Emily Doster and produced by Daniel Loumpouridis. As described by Vonne, the single “highlights a relationship that gets hard, confusing, and hurtful – yet you don’t want to do anything but stay in it. Emotionally wrecked, you feel weak as hell. Putting a bit of grit in this song was us taking back some power that normally feels lost in that crazy time of wreckage.”

Pet Shop Boys “I don’t wanna” official lyric video, new LP ‘Hotspot’ out now

The “I don’t wanna” single packages include remixes by Mano De Tough and David Jackson, along with a bonus song “New boy,” which was originally written in 1984 and only recently finished and recorded.


17 year old rising star Alfie Templeman has today shared news of his upcoming EP Happiness In Liquid Form – out 15 July on Chess Club Records. Having just been crowned The Observer’s One to watch this weekend, Templeman has also shared a brand new track ‘My Best Friend’ featuring Jess Eastwood of Chess Club labelmates Coach Party. The EP vinyl sold out within minutes on preorder last night and a second pressing is now in the works.

Sci-Fi Romance premiere “The Rain Becomes A River”

Earlier today, LA alt-folk outfit Sci-Fi Romance premiered a video for the title track of their upcoming EP, The Rain Becomes A River, ahead of its May 8th release.

“The Rain Becomes a River” Sci-Fi Romance

Oakland’s Pezzettino Share Lovely “Somewhere North of Pescadero”

“There’s a beautiful, stripped back charm about the track, just Stutt’s sweet vocal and this piano that never dominates, just adds an emotive quality that purveys the track. But what’s most affecting is the whole things dreaminess and almost ethereal nature. It’s the sort of song that means as soon as it’s done, you miss it.” – Backseat Mafia

Premiere: Pezzettino releases new video for ‘Somewhere North of Pescadero’

DaBaby’s Sophomore Album Blame It On Baby Is #1

DaBaby (South Coast Music Group/Interscope Records) has once again lived up to the hype with the release of his sophomore album Blame it on Baby, which is now #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. The accomplishment contributes to eight straight weeks of an R&B/hip-hop record holding the coveted position on the Top 200. Additionally, this marks DaBaby’s second #1 album in the last 7 months. In just one week, the record has had massive success, peaking at #1 across two additional Billboard charts: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums. The entire 13-track album debuted on Spotify’s US Top 50, with “Rockstar” ft. Roddy Ricch claiming the #1 spot upon release. The song also snagged the #1 spot on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 songs of the week. The feat fulfills one of DaBaby’s early wishes: that “every single song [has] the potential to be a hit.” The album was largely produced by DaBaby’s personal DJ, DJ K.i.D, with additional production by Jetsonmade, London On Da Track and more.

MARROWFIELDS: Fall River atmospheric doom act streaming debut album at Metal Injection

The band informs: “A dreary world dripping with gloom and despair, Marrowfields formed their debut atmospheric doom record inspired by Ovidian folklore. The creation of ‘Metamorphoses’ was meant to explore visual and sonic landscapes, and transport the listener to an entirely different world enriched with haunting imagery. Each track was carefully constructed to convey thematic elements of human punishment aligned with ancient Ovidian stories with the crushing backdrop of doom and black metal.”

Evoke A Feeling Of Demise With Metamorphosis From MARROWFIELDS


Breaking another record, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE achieves the “longest run at #1 on Classic Rock Radio in over a decade” with “Under The Graveyard” after its 24th consecutive week in the top spot. The song is from his critically acclaimed chart-topping new album, ORDINARY MAN (Epic Records)—available now.