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Kina ft Au/Ra ‘Feel Again’

The sonic storytelling of ina continues with this raw and honest collection of songs detailing words left unsaid and feelings of regret as time passes by. Featuring the beloved “Get You The Moon” (Feat. Snøw), “Can We Kiss Forever?” (Feat. Adriana Proenza) and “Wish I Was Better” (Feat. Yaeow), Things I Wanted To Tell You also includes three brand new songs with guest vocals from Kina’s label-mate Au/Ra on ‘Feel Again’ which is the lead single from the EP, darkpassengerxx and Pink Sweat$.


“Unbelievable” follows 24kGoldn’s previous single “City Of Angels,” which is featured on his Dropped Outta College EP. The eight tracks collectively demonstrate his breadth of talent and tells the story of his life as a budding artist and a college student at USC – exploring the emotions, relationships, and desires he felt during the time.

MORA PROKAZA Unveil New Album Details – ‘Check It’

Extreme Avant Garde duo MORA PROKAZA will be releasing their third full-length, ‘By Chance,’ via Season of Mist on July 3! The up and coming experimental duo combine the ferocious sounds of black metal with the street vibes of trap, tinges of industrial, and out-of-the-box instrumentation, creating a sound that is wholly unique and groundbreaking that you must hear it for yourself to truly grasp the artistic genius behind the Belarusian outfit.

Revenge Premieres New Song, “Oath Violator”

Extreme black metal titans REVENGE have shared “Oath Violator,” the third single from their upcoming full-length. ‘Strike.Smother.Dehumanize’ is out on May 22 via Season of Mist Underground Activists! “Oath Violator” –

Bryce Hase and Tory Lanez Ask Where’s the Love in “Language” Single

With a smooth style that fits somewhere in the center of the pop/rap/R&B Venn diagram, Bryce Hase is on the fast-track to stardom. Earning a major co-sign from a fellow genre-bender, the 18-year-old singer-songwriter teams with Tory Lanez for “Language.” Produced by 0455c, who combines heavy synth waves with airy keyboards and swinging percussion, “Language” is an anthem for relentless womanizers, as both vocalists gloat about their lady-killing abilities with authoritative melodies. The new single is another sterling example of Bryce’s sophisticated sound, and demonstrates his ability to hold his own with more-seasoned stars.


Chaz Cardigan continues to pair searing self-examination with supremely catchy refrains, as his new single, “S.O.S,” demonstrates. While vowing not to pull the S.O.S. in his relationships, he acknowledges a tendency to self-sabotage and admits, “I’ve got a way of getting in my way.” Chaz produced the song, which he wrote with Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin. Frequent collaborator Jamie Lidell (Lianne La Havas, Hailee Steinfeld) provided additional production.

GRAAW – ‘Self Sabotage’ {highway americana from London newcomer}

Inspired by the likes of Tom Petty, John Mayer and Bryan Adams, ‘Self Sabotage’ is an anthemic hit of rock-n-roll about being your own worst enemy. A candid reflection about moving on from a negative state of mind, GRAAW explains “Sometimes we pigeon hole our outlook on our relationships, from how they hurt us, or made us feel. We hold onto these feelings that are just self-destructive. The song is about letting go of the past or a toxic relationship/break-up. It’s about taking control and realizing that you are on your own journey and have the freedom to change”.

GotSome drops floor-filling new single ‘River Ocean’

UK DJ and producer GotSome has unveiled his new single ‘River Ocean’, out 24th April on Ultra.

A percussion-led, club-ready jam, ‘River Ocean’ pairs soaring female vocals with rhythmic drums, delicate piano keys and relaxed breakbeats – resulting in a timeless track that leaves a lasting impression.

Aluna Steps Out Solo With New Single ‘Body Pump’

“Having enjoyed being the main ingredient to many successful dance records, I started wanting to create the whole dish. In the past when performing on the stages of my white male peers, I always felt like a visitor being one of the few Black women I could see, so it never fully occurred to me to claim dance music as my music, as an artist, even though it was at the heart of my connection to music.” Aluna admits. “Then I looked at the history of dance music and saw how, for example, Chicago House, known as the invention of house music, was pioneered in the Black and Latino LGTBQ+ communities which gave me inspiration to stake my flag in the ground as a Black woman in dance music by taking control of production and songwriting with my own vibe.”


On April 28th, 2020 Twin Temple announced the spawning of TTV (Twin TempleVision), a hellish new weekly livestream, broadasted from their Satanic ritual chamber. You can laugh (and scream) along with this devilish duo’s sin-tillating antics every Sunday at 3pm PST by subscribing directly to their YouTube channel – youtube.com/twintemple. The duo shares devilish jokes, answers burning questions from fans, and of course performs Doo-Wop and blasphemous rites that you can join along with at home…So basically, everything you would hope for from a Satanic Doo-Wop band.


E^ST has revealed a brand-new video for her quirky pop single “MAYBE IT’S ME.” Created by video producer, animator, projection artist and illustrator Helena Papageorgiou, the colorful karaoke-style video brings the new single to life with its bright and entertaining animation.

Pop Evil release 2 new singles “Let The Chaos Reign” and “Work”

Michigan’s own, POP EVIL, have released two new singles “Let The Chaos Reign” and “Work”, marking the first taste of new music from the band since their Pop Evil full-length in 2018. The new tracks arrive as a twin assault of invigorating readymade hits for 2020, from a forthcoming album filled to the brim with a dozen tracks each worthy of a dedicated spotlight. “Let the Chaos Reign” is the heaviest single the band has ever dropped, a rousing fight song of self-determination and rising to meet any challenge with courage and strength. By contrast, “Work” puts its heavy guitars atop grooving rhythmic punch, as it champions the working-class heroes struggling to persevere across all industries today.

Antonino Lappostato (Con Etiquette) Drops New Solo EP; ‘I Too, Am Flawed’ Now Streaming Everywhere

Antonino says, “This was the first song I wrote for the record and conceptually, spiraled into an inspiration for this collection. Hence the title for the song and the record; Coming to terms with being flawed as a human, and everything from my past has shaped what and who I am currently. All of these events are equally important, whether they where good, bad, beautiful, horrifying, tragedy, loss etc. It is all part of our experience.”

New music: Destiny Rogers ‘Kickin Pushin’ (Columbia/RCA/Beachwave)

She also announces today her new EP, Great Escape will be released on May 29th and will include previously released tracks “Euphoria”and “Lo Lo” ft. Guapdad 4000 and P-Lo. Great Escape sees Destiny teaming up with Grammy-Award winning songwriter/producer teamThe Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Cardi B) once again for anthemic tracks that showcase her poignant storytelling and pop/R&B hybrid vocals.

Anna Leone | new single ‘Wondering’ out now (produced by Paul Butler)

Speaking about the new track, Anna says; “I’ve been going back and forth recently trying to decide whether I should start releasing new songs. My music is very much about isolation and being disconnected, and I’ve been kind of questioning if that‘s the energy I should put out into the world right now. I think ultimately though, the songs are about isolation but they’re also about healing, and I can only hope that that’s what people take away from them. I’ve been dealing with depression and anxiety for a long time and this album is sort of the culmination of all those feelings. I still can’t listen to it all the way through without crying, which is painful but also a good thing, I think. It feels cathartic.”

EMILE: stream debut solo album “The Black Spider/Det Kollektive Selvmord” in full!

Danish psych folk songwriter EMILE (also frontman of The Sonic Dawn) shares his trippy and mellow solo album ‘The Black Spider/Det Kollektive Selvmord’ in full today, before its May 22nd release on Heavy Psych Sounds.

Benny The Butcher teams up with United Grind to release “M.A.M.N.” [Audio Submission]

It all starts with Vice Souletric’s banging production, which fuels the bravado-filled verses of fellow UGC members G.Huff and HiJinks. Plus, they’re joined by Griselda’s own Benny The Butcher, who brings his trademark snarl to the affair. “M.A.M.N.” drops Tuesday, April 28 via United Grind, and it’s not affiliated with a bigger project.

Todd Goldstein (ARMS / Harlem Shakes) returns as TG! Memory Foam

“I spent a lot of time in my late 20s and early 30s going to warehouse raves and underground techno parties, taking enthusiastic part in dance music culture — at the time I found it incredibly exciting, romantic, dangerous, artful. I wanted to make a track that evoked that time in my life: the woozy, zoned-out, loved-up feeling with more than a hint of menace. To me this track feels like the trance-like high point of the night when the early evening crowd has cleared out and only the heads are left, happily forgetting themselves for a moment.” TG

Grand Pax Shares New Track “PWR”

“’PWR’ is like a dream sequence for me,” says Kentish Town-based songwriter Grand Pax. “Its subject matter could easily be melancholy however for some reason it came out in colour, hopeful and sweet. When I hear it, I think of a time when I felt free enough to pursue the things I wanted in the moment.”


With a cult fanbase and a diverse set of skills, Richmond, VA based artist StaySolidRocky is one of the rap game’s most talented newcomers. Flashing his emotional side as a badge of armor, the 19-year-old rapper and songwriter has made it his signature staple to juxtapose lyrics about heartbreak with bright production and soulful melodies. His breakout hit “Party Girl,” a confession of love for a girl who loves her lifestyle more than him, is a demonstration of his rich voice with an expressive tenderness of hardcore, emotional raps. Currently sitting at #6 on the global Soundcloud Top 50 and in the top 20 on Apple Music’s Top 200, “Party Girl” has also seen an explosive reaction on TikTok with over 1 Million videos using the song to date. StaySolidRocky is surely a new artist to keep your eyes and ears on.

NECK OF THE WOODS: MetalSucks Premieres “Ambivalence” Lyric Video

“The feeling of ambivalence is something we deal with every day of our lives,” notes vocalist Jeff Radomsky of the song’s theme, “be it a small lingering of uncertainty or a relentless mental battle that derails your life we all experience it. This song focuses on my own indecision to exact revenge on someone who wronged me, repeating a mantra I don’t honestly believe in but felt strongly in the moment. Fuck the high road was a cathartic thing to write though it’s not a path I feel many should follow. ”

Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere: “Ambivalence” by Neck of the Woods

Avril Lavigne Unveils Music Video For “We Are Warriors”

Inspired by the current global COVID-19 health crisis, Lavigne re-recorded the track “Warrior” from her sixth studio album Head Above Water, and fittingly re-titling it “We Are Warriors.” The video, which highlights the incredible efforts by all the frontline workers, captures the strength of these warriors across the world who are sacrificing themselves to keep us all safe. Since its debut last week, “We Are Warriors” has already garnered over 2 million streams.

Alex Henry Foster Shares Windows In The Sky Via Glide

Alex Henry Foster shared the exclusive stream of his upcoming LP, Windows In The Sky via Glide, praising, “A riveting collage of soundscapes and narratively styled instrumentals that make for its own unique brand of symphonic therapy. Foster allows the listener to dive in headfirst and let this spine-tingling musical journey fill the void and answers questions.”

FULL ALBUM PREMIERE: Alex Henry Foster (Your Favorite Enemies) Shares Art Rock/Post Punk Opus ‘Windows in the Sky’


Today, pop phenom AJ Mitchell has debuted a brand new music video for his track “Unstoppable” (Epic Records). Balancing a dark aesthetic with an array of glowing lights, the piece perfectly captures the moody atmosphere of the R&B-tinged song.

Don’t Believe In Ghosts Premiere Their Newest Music Video Adventure For Single “Living Like This”

Don’t Believe In Ghosts premiere their newest music video adventure for their single “Living Like This”.

“This video took on an entirely new life as I was editing it in quarantine. As you’ll clearly see when you watch, we put a lot of time and effort into all the details… it was almost eerie how much of it reflected what was coming just weeks after filming.’ Steven Nathan says when describing the making of the “Living Like This” video.

Nova Charisma release Exposition III + share isolating video for “The Greater Cause”

Today, progressive duo Nova Charisma surprised fans with the release of Exposition III on Equal Vision Records. The third installment of the project from the minds of Donovan Melero (Hail The Sun) and Sergio Medina (Royal Coda) sees the pair exploring lighter sounds while still infusing the emotionally gripping lyrical content found in the first two expositions. For Exposition III, the band worked with producer Kris Crummett (Dance Gavin Dance, I The Mighty) who helped them execute captivating synth tones and massive choruses across the three tracks on the release.


Produced by Go Grizz (Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie), “That’s What I Said” marked the first new music of the year from Bhad Bhabie. The rapper recently completed shooting the second season of her “Bringing Up Bhabie” reality show with Snapchat, which is due to release this summer. The first season received the highest premiere views of any reality series, dethroning Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Jaime Wyatt To Release “Neon Cross” May 29th – The Advocate Premieres “By Your Side” Today

Jaime Wyatt will release Neon Cross on May 29th, 2020. The 11-song set was produced by the two-time Grammy Award winning producer Shooter Jennings (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker) and is her New West Records debut. The album features Jennings on the song “Hurt So Bad” and Neal Casal on guitar, harmonica, and wurlitzer in one of his final recordings before his death in August of 2019. Neon Cross is the anticipated follow up to Wyatt’s 2017 Felony Blues EP, which was named one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone Country, Vice/Noisey, Wide Open Country and more.

AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN: Decibel Magazine Debuts “None More Pale” From Atmospheric Black Metal Trio

All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet is a ten-track chronology of the human condition that heaves under the weight of both distortion and emotion. Defying all genre constraints, vivid melody provides a counterpoint to dismal soundscapes and harsh vocals. Embracing an insular approach to their output, the stunning offering was recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by the band. The cover art was also created by the trio, with all elements of the record shaped by their collective vision. The final package delivers an emotional gut punch of melancholic ruminations.

Track Premiere: An Autumn for Crippled Children – ‘None More Pale’

Oliver Malcolm Gets Animated in “Kevin” – New Music Daily Cover

There seems to be no stopping Oliver Malcolm; the rising artist today has released a new offering called “Kevin” which comes with an animated visual. The track first premiered with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music Beats 1 radio show and tops the ‘New Music Daily’ playlist. Speaking to Zane, Oliver shares on the making of the track — made in a small DIY studio behind an automobile shop in London where he was able to make as much noise as he wanted.

Kidsmoke return with ‘hazy and euphoric’ (Best Fit) new single ‘The Bluest You’

Following on from a thriving 2019, which saw the quadruple accumulate a monumental list of credits under their belt, including showcasing at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Kidsmoke have signed to Libertino Records and will release a new single ‘The Bluest You’ on April 24th.


“Sad Girls Make Bad Boys Cry” is the latest release from pop independent artist Edith. She says “This is my summer sad song. I wrote this in about 20 minutes based on the idea of the title. I was just thinking to myself how boys usually portray themselves as being bad and breaking girls hearts as an achievement, usually leaving them completely shattered. So I decided that being sad is actually not being weak at all, and yes we can still kill them with our sadness hahah.”