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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.

Geographer Announces New LP, Shares “Slave To The Rhythm” Via Cool Hunting | LP Out December 4th

Geographer, moniker of Mike Deni, has announced his upcoming LP, Down And Out In The Garden Of Earthly Delights, will be released December 4th. In addition to the announcement he shared the first single off of the project, “Slave To The Rhythm.” The single was premiered exclusively with Cool Hunting.

Geographer: Slave To The Rhythm


At 27, the Los Angeles rapper is a case study in the hustle, grinding on his own and acquiring cosigns from some of the biggest names on his coast, most notably, Nipsey Hussle. The two went on to release a joint mixtape, No Pressure. Shortly after Bino put out his solo mixtape, Sorry 4 Tha Wait, which featured stand out single, “Bozo”. Most recently, he released “Pride 2 the Side”, a tribute to his friend and collaborate, Nispey Hussle, and is now returning with a new track.”Brand New” featuring Blxst. The track is smooth, catchy and melodic – a true gift from the west coast.

Watch The Video for Bino Rideaux’s Infectious Single ‘Brand New’ Feat. Blxst


“”I am so excited for this song and I hope it makes you feel like it’s a warm day with your summer camp crush (at least that’s how it makes me feel). It’s all about loving someone, even if they are hard to love, supporting them even with their faults, and seeing the best in them. 💖” – CHAPPELL ROAN

Yvng Jalapeño & Just A Gent Tap Nerve For Rap-Infused “Geekin'”

Yvng Jalapeño & Just A Gent throwdown wall-crumbling bass on “Geekin’,” their collaborative showcase of raw talent alongside Brisbane native Nerve’s assertive raps. “Geekin'” sees Maitland’s tuxedo-clad producer Just A Gent team up once again with fellow Aussie Yvng Jalapeño, with whom he previously collaborated on his 2019 Monstercat single “Drowning.” With over 5 Million streams in the past 12 months on Spotify alone, Nerve has proved himself to be one of the most successful independent hip hop artists in Australia right now.


Directed by Charli and Charlotte Rutherford, the visual transports Charli to multiple alternate realities from the comfort of her home while she’s self-isolating. Using a green screen, Charli parties with a metallic snake, hovers above groups of people below her, performs as a severed head and more, finding a place to leave it all behind in hyperreality before the video’s glitched-out final moments

Alt Pop Songstress Salt Ashes Premieres Crimson-Drenched “counting crosses” Video

In the age of quarantine, UK-based singer SALT ASHES (real name Veiga Sanchez) too had to get creative for hew new music video. The result is a stunning, crimson-drenched visual for her song “counting crosses” (Taken from her new EP of the same name). The video, which premieres today via Substream Magazine, was shot and edited entirely in Salt Ashes’ bedroom on an iPhone with additional color grading done by Simon J Davy.

PREMIERE: Salt Ashes releases video for “counting crosses”

LA Folk Trio WILD Announce EP; Share Hopeful New Song

LA indie-folk trio WILD is excited to announce their forthcoming EP, Goin’ Back, is set for release via Nettwerk on June 12th. Today, the band shares the uplifting “Surround You,” which was written in collaboration with producer Dave Bassett [Rachel Platten, Fitz and the Tantrums] and explores the helplessness one feels while watching a loved one struggle. They explain, “It’s the moment of silence where you hug somebody.”

Melodic Metal Band RAVENSCRY Unveils Lyric Video for “The Gatekeeper”

Rich in tight rhythms and atmospheric changes, “The Gatekeeper” gives voice to the emotional charge found in the desire for personal revenge. “The idea for this song came from our new guitarist Federico Schiavoni,” explains vocalist Giulia Stefani. “This is the very first song he wrote with us. Without giving up the melodic mood of RAVENSCRY, Fede managed to represent in music the anger against a society that tends to diminish our talents.”

Reignwolf shares live video for new song “Cabin Fever”

Reignwolf shares new song “Cabin Fever” in the form of an angsty black and white video shot and recorded entirely in his garage, where he’s seen drumming, playing guitar and singing. In classic Reignwolf Thrash N Dash style, the new track was created with a sense of urgency. Holed up in his home he was forced to trade in the safety and comfort of the studio for his 4-track recorder and one microphone. Reignwolf was originally booked to play Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium this Saturday, May 2.

Pcha$e “Talk My Shit” New Single!

“Come Home Again” New Music Video/Song – COVID Musicians Relief Fundraiser

COVID-19 has completely shut down the live music entertainment business and effectively unemployed all professional live performance musicians including artists and musicians from all genres and ensembles, from orchestras to jazz groups to rock bands, singer-songwriters, and more. Suddenly unemployed musicians are experiencing extreme financial hardship, struggling to put food on the table, pay bills, and be able to care for loved ones and families. Music is therapy and healing for the soul as well as a universal language. All of these musicians have dedicated their lives to creating the moments you love in the music you love, from live concerts to studio recordings and more. Please help support them during these trying times.

Reliant Tom shows their trip-hop roots on new single “11-2”

Brooklyn-based experimental art-rock duo, Reliant Tom shares new song “11-2” which showcases the band’s trip-hop roots with mesmerizing backbeats and gurgling synths. Singer Claire Cuny took inspiration from the tragic passing of her father who died suddenly on November 2, 2018 on the day of the band’s last album release no less.

TEMNEIN: Toilet Ov Hell Premieres Potato-Dicing “Rise Of The Sontarans” Video

Hailing TEMNEIN’s ability to write, “evocative pieces in the oldschool style that quickly switch to the anthemic nature of the mid-’00s scene,” Toilet Ov Hell adds of the track, “opening with a sharp melodic motif in the modern style, the track evolves slowly but surely with the constant motion of the pedal riffing groove, functioning as a build-up for an infectiously fun jumpy guitar solo that ends in a sweet harmony. Fans of At The Gates, The Black Dahlia Murder, Amon Amarth, Mors Principium Est, Kataklysm, and similar modern melodeath acts will rejoice together with these French pals raising their voices at the, ‘They are the Sontarans!’ chant.


Multi-platinum global superstar Khalid presents “Eleven’, the song & video featuring Summer Walker. Starring Khalid and Summer Walker and featuring Uglyworldwide and Duckie Thot, this high octane video is directed by Daniel Russell and featured camera direction and stunt driving by Nino Pansini and Jeff Barnett, who are known for their work on The Fast and The Furious franchise.

LA rapper Slake Dransky shares new single “Laundry”, LP Colors out June 5

Today, LA rapper Slake Dransky shares a brand new brand new single “Laundry”, part of his upcoming album Colors in June.

His latest single, “Laundry” is the sunshine, windows down bop to go crazy to. Laid back instrumentals give way to highlight undeniable confidence radiating from both Dransky and featured artist Ramaj Eroc. This song is posed to be an early contender for song of the summer


“This song embodies safety within a raelationship, learning about and acknowledging each other’s past to better understand one another. It’s all about love and the complexities that come with it but also happiness, growth and creating new memories together,” says KIAN on the track.


Produced and co-written alongside Wallis Lane (Travis Scott, Drake), Rice N’ Peas (Bazzi, G-Eazy), Ivory Scott (Lil Baby, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie), and Johnny Yukon (Jeremih, Lil Yachty, Wiz Khalifa), “Knocked Me Off My Feet” has been met by critical applause, with Idolator hailing it as “another genre-bending banger” from “the breakout star.” “The Canadian pop up-and-comer is a bit lovesick on this slick new track,” raved E! News, “which may be bad news for him, but is great news for us.” “Christian Lalama has a voice that is sentimental to anyone who grew up listening to 90s R&B, wrote LADYGUNN.

Valley Queen’s New Single “Your Red Light” Out Today

“At first, it was simply the voice that shook me,” says NPR’s Bob Boilen. That voice? It belongs to Natalie Carol. And the “rattling Neil Young-ish band” Boilen saw backing her up? That was Neil Wogensen on bass and Mike DeLuccia on drums. Collectively they’re known as LA-based rockers, Valley Queen. From their 2017 EP, Destroyer, to their heralded debut album, Supergiant, Valley Queen has continued to attract—and hold—the attention of critics, fans, and contemporaries alike; a rock and roll snowball effect that won’t slow down, even as the world momentarily stops spinning.

Valley Queen Shares New Single ‘Your Red Light’ Featuring William Tyler & Cosmo Gold

Hennessey Share “Let’s Pretend (It’s the 80s)” Lead Single

“Let’s Pretend (It’s the 80s)” begs you to dance”, cheers V Magazine, who premiered the single and shared an exclusive interview with Leah Hennessey.

Victor Rice Drops New Single “Bebida” via Easy Star Records

In 2017, Latin GRAMMY award-winning producer, engineer, and musician Victor Rice released Smoke, his first solo album in over 15 years. The album was released on tastemaker indie label Easy Star Records and garnered critical praise and a cult-like following. Smoke was unique in how it presented Rice’s new sound combining the musical styles of Brazil and Jamaica by fusing Samba and Rocksteady, which he aptly calls “Samba-Rocksteady” or “SRS.” The momentum of that release has now spawned more brilliant music in that style. Rice states, “I can’t talk about Drink without referring to Smoke; it’s definitely part two of the trilogy of albums I’m working on.” Drink is set for release on May 15, 2020, on Easy Star Records.


The Bobby Lees’ new record Skin Suit was produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion and will be released on Alive Naturalsound Records on July 17th.

Psyche Rockers Gateway Drugs Premiere Third Single & Video from May 8th sophomore LP “PSA”

Following up on their 2015 debut LP ‘Magick Spells’ (Dine Alone) LA’s psyche rockers Gateway Drugs is back with their sophomore LP “PSA,” featuring ten tracks to shake us all out of our collective stupor. In an exclusive interview, the band tells Foxes Mag that “PSA” is much more intimate and raw than our first album. All of the songs were recorded live for the most part.” They continued on about what it was like to have Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes producing the LP, “It was an amazing element in itself to be able to work with someone we look up to musically. The song writing process was direct and quick, it took about 12 days to record the album in full. We were lucky to be able to record in Josh Hommes Pink Duck Studio which is like a little time capsule in the SFV”.

New Music From Machine Gun Kelly “Bloody Valentine” Out Now On Bad Boy/Interscope Records

Bonified rockstar, Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records), releases his brand new single “Bloody Valentine.” This is the first offering from MGK’s upcoming pop/punk inspired album, Tickets To My Downfall. Executive produced by Travis Barker, “Bloody Valentine” revolves around a complex and seductive love story. Over the last few weeks the Cleveland star has been keeping busy during quarantine, producing a successful series titled Lockdown Sessions, which have been trending #1 on YouTube and amassed over 50M views. Covering classics, including Paramore’s “Misery Business,” Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova” and Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain,” the latter two garnering praise from both Oasis and Rihanna.

Cup Share Single + Video “Nothing Could Be Wrong,” LP Out 5/8

Today, the loud, rousing, brash Brooklyn-based garage-psych rockers Cup are back with a new video and title track “Nothing Could Be Wrong.” Yesterday, Alt Citizen premiered the “cheekily twisted, unrelenting nostalgia and strong Friday the 13th vibes” music video, additionally praising how Cup effortlessly blends together their influences, “from psych and surf to jazz and metal in a way that combines the most appealing aspects of each genre.” In typical Cup fashion, “Nothing Could Be Wrong” features punchy drums, killer guitar riffs, and heavy vocals to create a groove-heavy song with a powerful chorus about our modern world.