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Video: Liife – “Blood On My Chucks”

Earning a sterling reputation in his city for his uncompromising realness, Liife is ready to reap the rewards of his hard work. Crafting an irresistible West Coast street anthem, Liife shares “Blood On My Chucks,” his new video single. Expertly riding a beat that straddles the line between old-school G-funk and new L.A. snap, Liife tells the harrowing story of his latest brush with death–one that his homie wasn’t so lucky to escape. Throughout, Liife keeps his cool, radiating the eerie calm of a man who’s seen it all: “Right there, seen my n**** get hit/He tried to run, dropped the bottle and he shattered the fifth.” In the video, premiered by L.A. Leakers, Liife tells the story of a robbery-turned-deadly, as a crew of assailants run-up on a safehouse and commit some acts they can’t take back.


Helping you cope with “These Days” – Highly Suspect’s awaited release of the acoustic song

Today Highly Suspect releases frontman Johnny Steven’s acoustic performance of single “These Days” off of their latest album MCID. The acoustic version of “These Days” made its debut on The Fader as a part of this year’s Digital Fader Fort. This vulnerable, stripped down performance became one of the most engaged with videos of this year’s Fader Fort. Highly Suspect fans and supporters, better associated with the meaning behind MCID and dedicated specifically to them – my crew is dope, were adamant that the acoustic version of “These Days” be released widely.

Brooklyn’s Jasmine Dreame Wagner releasing debut EP ‘Switchblade Moon’ June 26th

Switchblade Moon features a collection of new songs and instrumentals that span the genres of experimental jazz, pop, noise and new classical, all of which were composed, arranged, and produced by Wagner. Recorded at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY; 4th Street Recording in Santa Monica, CA; and at various apartments and homes in Brooklyn and upstate New York, the tracks feature performances by Joe Magar (double bass, Quodlibet Ensemble/Missy Mazzoli), Oscar Albis Rodriguez (guitar, A Great Big World), Ryder Cooley (Rasputina, saw), Charlie Rauh (guitar), Charlie Dye (percussion), Chris Barrick (vibraphone), John Panza (percussion), Lauren Hilary Clune (guitar), and Meghan Maguire Dahn (backing vocals). The EP will be released on vinyl and in digital formats, and the live premiere of the project is scheduled to take place at BSP Kingston on June 19, 2020 (rescheduled TBD due to COVID-19).


Singer/songwriter Forest Blakk has announced his sophomore EP, Sideways, arriving June 12th via Atlantic Records. The collection is heralded today by the emotional new single “I Wish I Knew,” co-written alongside Will IDAP (Train, Florida Georgia Line) & Nick Long (King Princess).

New Jersey’s FRND CRCL Debut New Album “Internet Noise” — Out Now

Echoing the sounds of the early 2000s heyday of pop-punk, the four-piece has made a name for themselves in the Tri-State music scene, while constantly challenging and modernizing their sound.

Formed in 2018, Aaron Smith (Drums) and Dom Giacalone (Lead Guitar), along with dual vocalists Zac Johnson (Guitar) and Adam Skirvin (Bass), combine their unique musical backgrounds to create a fresh take on the genre. FRND CRCL is not afraid to incorporate lyrical wordplay, the occasional pop culture reference, and influences from various genres across the board.


Rising Atlantic Records pop star drops the hypnotic ultimatum-tinged single, “One By One” today. The track, co-written by Nikki Vianna and Krystin “Rook” Watkins (Rihanna, Tinashe, Natalie La Rose “Somebody”), and produced by John Ho (Danity Kane, Mya), explores all of the complexities of modern tumultuous romance, vacillating between joy and pain, giving up and holding on.

Architect Within Premiere New Music Video for Single “Lost, till You” on V13.net

“Lost, till You” could seem relatively ambiguous as if it were just another relationship song…

However ,for me, the lyrics reflect redemption and a feeling of despair until Christ came into my life, and all of the different things that I tried to do to fill the void until he was present in me.

I hope that people find this song encouraging” says front man Tim Jones.

Architect Within Push Positivity with Their New “Lost, Till You” Video [Premiere]

Tartarus Records Unveils New Tithe Single From Upcoming LP

Emerging from the rain-soaked grey of Portland, Oregon, Tithe is leaving its mark of pummeling auditory exploration. Drawing influence from all over the musical spectrum, Tithe offers a truly unique blend of death, grind, and sludge metal. The trio comes together with their debut full-length album Penance to explore the psychedelic experience and the depravity of human nature. Featuring Matt Eiseman on guitar, Alex Huddleston on bass and Kevin Swartz on drums, Tithe is a force to be reckoned with on the metal circuit and shows no signs of holding back.


The track which was co-written by Juke and Ido Zmishlany tells his story of how one dared to dream, dreamed to live and change his own world and how special Atlanta is to him after he moved there in 2016 from Guyana.

Pam Tillis – Album: Looking for a Feeling

Pam Tillis knows what it’s like to go looking for a feeling. From jazz fusion band to new wave band to soul singer and songwriter … always looking for that feeling. A 1980’s pop record for Warner Brothers Records, six 1990’s country albums on Clive Davis’ Arista Records and in 2007, the critically acclaimed Americana charting album Rhinestoned on her very own record label, Stellar Cat affirms Pam’s reputation as restless and unwilling to compromise.

Pam Tillis Returns With Soulful New Song ‘Looking for a Feeling’

Shannon LaBrie Releases New Single, “Firewalker” on May 1

LaBrie spoke about the meaning of the song, saying “Firewalker is about that moment when you’ve just survived something and you look back over your shoulder at the struggle and realize you are a survivor and you will never be the same. Because of the struggle—not because you avoided it—you’ve become stronger, more powerful. I was in the fire, so to speak when I met Tia Sillers and learned that she was there, too. We were in the thick of it, but we weren’t broken. Now I realize we were being reborn into unbreakable Firewalkers. It was an amazing experience to sit in a room with Tia and Joe Robinson and talk about the strength we found in surviving some of the worst events in our lives.”

Exclusive Music Premiere: Shannon LaBrie to release new single “Firewalker” on May 1


Heavily anticipated by his devoted legion of fans, he has teased “Sailor Moon” on social media for some time. On the track, frenetic production moves at a breakneck speed with KILLY’s bold and scorching bars. The visual, which he directed himself, manages to keep up the pace as well. The clip cuts together blissful smoked-out dreams and sweeping solo shots of the artist rapping in an ornate empty luxury mall and (literally) breaking the ground beneath him in a surreal world.

HAYDEN CALNIN Shares “Unfortunate Love” Ft. Harrison Storm; Announces Fall EP       

Australian singer-songwriter and producer Hayden Calnin announces his forthcoming EP, Soon Forever, will be released via Nettwerk on September 4th, 2020. Today, he shares the first track, “Unfortunate Love,” which features longtime friend, collaborator and roommate, Harrison Storm. Hayden explains, “The song had existed for quite a while, but just as music. I kept trying to find the vocal melody and words that would help surround it and bring it to life, but nothing seemed to feel right. I decided to bring in Harrison to try some vocal melody ideas and he immediately just hit the world I was looking for. Harrison had been going through a bunch of personal change in his life and as friends we have a way of trying to push each other to channel those thoughts into music. It can be pretty therapeutic at times, and I think that really comes out in this song both lyrically and melodically.”


Today, the Canadian singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist known as BAD CHILD unveils the tormented music video for his song “Behave” with Capitol Records stateside alongside 21 Entertainment and Universal Music Canada and Virgin Records in the UK. The “Behave” video cast is made up of BAD CHILD fans who responded to a casting call on socials earlier this year. “Behave” was previously released alongside the track “Candy” as a couplet titled I, which is the first installment of a series of new music to come over the course of this year. “Candy,” was included on the original soundtrack for the Netflix film To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.

Watch “Drive” the new video from The Bobby Lees via New Noise Mag

About the video: “A couple of months ago we were heading down to Austin, TX for SXSW and playing shows along the way. By the time we got to Tulsa, Oklahoma our 9 SXSW shows had been cancelled because of the virus. So we made the best of our time in Tulsa and shot a video with our friends, while keeping a safe distance.”

Video Premiere: The Bobby Lees – ‘Drive’

Deep Sea Peach Tree Release New Dreampop Single “Harakiri”

Today, New York-based, Deep Sea Peach Tree have shared their first single of 2020, “Harakiri.” Self-described as sleepy surf rock/aquatic sleep rock, “Harakiri” is a synth-pop track with funk inspired basslines that shows them taking a step into a more electronic sound.

ABBY J Hall – Finding joy in the “Little Things”

Writing “Little Things,” I was inspired by the love between my parents – the whole second verse actually happened to them! My parents were enjoying a reggae house band at a Caribbean restaurant. My dad leaned over to my mom and joked “if they play our song [“When I Fall in Love” by Nat King Cole], we’ll dance through the room.” As soon as he finished saying that, the first note of their song started playing; they both got chills and danced around the restaurant.

Admiral Radley (mem. GRANDADDY + EARLIMART) share “Memories at 133”

ADMIRAL RADLEY (members of GRANDADDY + EARLIMART) have returned from a 10 year hiatus to write and record new material during the COVID19 quarantine. Their latest offering is the reflective and haunting ballad, “Memories at 133,” a new single featured as part of their new and continually updated ADRAD Radio programming via the group’s Bandcamp page –