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Houses of Heaven shares dancefloor-ready single “Dissolve The Floor” ahead of debut LP for Felte

Layering synths, guitars, electronic percussion, and live drums, Houses of Heaven fuses early industrial and techno rhythms with the melodicism of shoegaze and a heavy dose of dub-influenced effects. Formed in Oakland, California by Keven Tecon, Adam Beck, and Nick Ott, the band follows up the Remnant EP with their first full-length album titled Silent Places. Written against the backdrop of the Northern California wildfires, ever-growing tent cities and the continued rise of empty luxury housing in the Bay Area, the album explores the intimate experiences that transpire within the chaotic confines of modern living.


Bech says: “”Why” is about hiding the scars from my past, dealing with them by sealing them instead of addressing them and how that affected my relationship.” PAPER Magazine wrote: “Nils Bech creates poignant, electronic songs that are immensely vulnerable and raw — and you can’t turn away from them.”

Rapper And Hit-Making Producer Pi’erre Bourne Releases Video For “FEDS” Today

The multicolored and nostalgic video game inspired visual was shot by Pi’erre and his friends while in Japan working on Kanye West’s album Jesus Is King last summer.

RADIAN: The Obelisk Premieres “Not Dying” Video From Ohio Doom/Sludge Dealers

Writes The Obelisk of the album in part, “their debut long-player, Chapters, smashes and crashes with just that extra bit of aggression one finds underlying the most satisfying of sludge metals. Samples and clean vocals add flourish to the nine-minute opener and longest track (immediate points) ‘Stonier,’ and even the three-minute centerpiece ‘Beast’ of the five-track offering launches with a sense of atmosphere before unleashing its full bludgeon, but the crux of Chapters is roaring and pissed off and the formative dynamic in the tracks serves as much to highlight that as it does to contrast it.”

Radian Premiere “Not Dying” Video from Chapters LP

Megan Thee Stallion takes “Savage” to the next level with new remix featuring Beyoncé  

Megan Thee Stallion just released an epic “Savage” remix, featuring Beyoncé, and the artists are donating their share of proceeds to benefit their hometown, Houston, Texas, through Bread of Life, Inc.

Female strength, and empowerment shine through on this surprise release from the Houston powerhouses, and many affected by the coronavirus pandemic will receive some much needed help.

Swim the Current Releases Their Next Single From Their Project “Temperature Maps”

Sharing the second release coming from the project multi-instrumentalist, songwriter Greg Antine has created. Joining Greg on this next release is one of Greg’s best friends, Bassist and Vocalist Greg Christie. Together they have created one of the most emotional tracks of 2020. Take a listen.

Amy Winehouse-inspired neo-soul vixen Felixity releases debut “Love Sick’ LP and ‘Twisted Love’ video

Amy Winehouse-inspired pop/neo-soul artist Felixity releases her debut album ‘Love Sick’ on May 1 via Komplex Recordings. The latest single ‘Twisted Love’ also gets a swank powerhouse video featuring (and jointly choreographed by) Felixity herself with dancer Joshua Jung, who has performed with Mabel at The Brit Awards and appeared on ITV’s The Greatest Dancer.

This collection of 10 deeply personal songs is part confessional, part exorcism and all infused with her extraordinary voice and street smart lyrics. These songs, which were written at the very end of last year, taking the listener on a poetic journey to the heart of the singer. Felixity’s music is also influenced by The Weeknd (Trilogy), Etta Bond, J Cole, Anderson Paak, KAYTRANADA and Jhene Aiko.

VHS Drops New Single ‘Cuckoo’ Today with Americano Label

The fast rising hip hop group Village Hate Society (VHS) has released their newest single “Cuckoo” today with tastemaker Americano Label.

“Cuckoo is a song about feeling like you’re going crazy, or feeling like everyone else is going crazy around you instead, however you want to look at it,” comments VHS.

DaBaby Releases New Video “Can’t Stop”

#1 Album Lands 14 Songs on Billboard’s Hot 100, With “Rockstar” At #9 Hits No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 Chart:

Paper Jackets premieres new video for “What They Call A Life”

Paper Jackets has released a video for their first new track of the year “What They Call a Life.” It follows a single dancer around New York City on a February day. The colors are incredible and the good vibes of the video has been a breath of fresh air during a quarantine.

Paper Jackets live in the moment in their new video “What They Call A Life”


Thought provoking, vulnerable and oozing effortless cool, Scared To Go Home bends genres and will lure listeners in with an intoxicating, chilled magnetism – an exciting release for fans of Jamie XX, LCD Soundsystem and Bonobo. “Scared To Go Home is about how lonely nightlife can feel,” explains Mindchatter. “It was inspired by a night out in NYC at a trendy club with way too many people in it. Trying to connect with others through alcohol, strobe lights and aggressive music can be incredibly depressing at times. I’ve always wanted to capture that feeling because I think it’s one we’ve all felt but rarely talk about.”


After almost two years away, the return of Aquilo with ‘Sober’ last month has seen the track gain over 1 million streams across DSPs and boosted their Spotify listeners to over 2.1 million per month. Today the Lake District duo share a live video of the latest track ‘Just Asking’, which will also feature on their eagerly anticipated new EP ‘Sober’, out in July via AWAL.


Aluna makes her mark as a solo artist with the release of her spectacular debut single ‘Body Pump,’ out everywhere today. One half and front-woman of the internationally renowned duo AlunaGeorge, the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer is stepping out on her own having inked a global deal with Los Angeles based record label Mad Decent, with a debut album also on its way.

The Fill Ins Release Their Single/Video “Long Way To Go”

The Fill Ins are here to bend the bars and strike the chords of raucous rock n roll. The Fill Ins are high-octane, vital rock n roll; exhibiting catchy guitar riffs and an unapologetic attitude. Their current single “Long Way To Go” off their fourth album Never Heard of ‘Em continues to show The Fill Ins influences have joined forces and are a spin pressed in colored vinyl, stream, and download. The Fill Ins are here to bring their brand of rock n roll to the people and set their rock n roll souls free.


Barcelona based Uma releases debut EP ‘Bel-li’ via Slow Dance

Barcelona-based singer-songwriter and Slow Dance signee Uma releases debut EP ‘Bel-li’, via “the collective at the cutting edge of London’s live music scene” (Dazed), Slow Dance, (the likes of Black Midi, Jockstrap, Sorry, Goat Girl, PVA, Squid and more).

Global Network’s latest visuals are a sci-fi feast for the eyes

Parisian twosome Loris Sasso and Nils Peschanski are the creative brains behind Global Network. Ahead of the release of their EP, the duo reveals sophomore track ‘Your Love’ accompanied with visuals.

Deau Eyes Shares “Full Proof” Music Video Ahead of Debut LP

Deau Eyes, aka Richmond, VA-based artist Ali Thibodeau, is set to release her forthcoming debut, Let It Leave, next Friday, May 8th. The 9-song set was co-produced with longtime friends Jacob Blizard and Collin Pastore, whose creative efforts show up on Illuminati Hotties’ Kiss Yr Frenemies and Lucy Dacus’ No Burden and Historian. Deau Eyes announced the album earlier this year with a video for the album’s lead single, “Some Do,” and Stereogum noted, “Thibodeau is also good friends with Dacus, and her own music makes it clear why they might get along. It’s confessional and open-hearted, layered and sly.”


Last week, New Jersey-born singer and songwriter Gianna Isabella gave back to her hometown of Ocean County, NJ in a big way. She supported local COVID-19 relief efforts by generously donating meals and essential supplies to Jackson Food Pantry and Catholic Charities of Lakewood.

Braids Share New Single “Just Let Me”

Montreal-based indie trio Braids will release their new album Shadow Offering on June 19th via Secret City Records. Co-produced with Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie, the album finds the band at their most personal, unabashedly flexing a new sense of confidence through songs that reach a higher level of artistry and collaboration. Today they shared their new single “Just Let Me,” a song that explores the push and pull of a relationship, the narratives created between partners, and inevitable hardships of love. The accompanying video features singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s directorial debut with collaborator Derek Branscombe.

NEEDTOBREATHE announce new album ‘Out Of Body’

The new tracks reflect two sides of NEEDTOBREATHE’s dynamic sound. Fueled by sweeping guitars and a massive beat, ‘Hang On’ serves up an arena-ready chorus with an empowering and timely message. It doubles as a clarion call for a world in need of a little hope.

“Sometimes it’s nice to look back and reminisce on some of the best parts of growing up: when you were a kid and there were no limits in the world, when you first fell in love, or when you first left your small town for something new,” the band shared.

NEEDTOBREATHE Announces New Record As Three-Piece, Debuts Two Singles

Roots-Rockers Jack The Radio Announce Creatures Out July 10 With Special Guests

Recorded at Warrior Sound in Chapel Hill, NC with seasoned engineer, Al Jacob, the album blends rock and blues sensibility with Americana, folk, and country to create a tapestry of swampy southern-tinged sounds. All of the songs on the album were written by singer / guitarist George Hage with a common thread that weaves its way through telling us to stand strong as we ride out the highs and lows of what life throws at us. And with the state of the world today, it’s even more poignant to relay this message and to remind us that we are all creatures of this earth and we can overcome anything.