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Skope video submission: Chuck Diesel, “Living Lavish”

“This song is a feel good bop,” Chuck says about his new single. “I woke up feeling good and started singing to myself on the way to work. It reminds me of a summer day in the sun and having fun.”


GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Brandy releases the official video for her new single “Baby Mama” featuring Chance The Rapper today. The video premiered exclusively at 12 noon ET on BETher, BET JAMS, and BET SOUL, and BET.com. Directed by Derek Blanks, with creative director Frank Gatson, the video features a glowing and vibrant Brandy.

Shakey Graves’ Look Alive EP out now

Look Alive, the new EP from Shakey Graves, is out today to coincide with the final episode of the “Hello Gorgeous” web series. “Hello Gorgeous” is a three-part documentary/music video project produced by Shakey Graves frontman and bandleader Alejandro Rose-Garcia in association with Onion Creek Productions. The show aired bi-weekly beginning last month, with each chapter in the series taking a behind the scenes look at the history of Shakey Graves, the making-of Hello Gorgeous, life on the road, as well as a performance of a brand-new track. Episode 1, “Look Alive,” –

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

Christian rock band, Architect Within, have premiered their official music video for single “Lost, till You.”

“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]


Bridging the gap between progressive, power and thrash metal, the Boston-based LET US PREY – fronted by vocalist Marc Lopes, best known as the front man of Manowar/The Dictators co-founder Ross Friedman’s group Ross The Boss – will release their debut full-length, “Virtues of the Vicious,” on July 24 via M-Theory Audio. Today, the band proudly unveils “Halo Crown,” the second taste of the new album and a must-listen for fans of Nevermore, Forbidden and Death. A music video for the song – which features a guest guitar solo by Anthrax lead guitarist Jon Donais – can be seen at this location:

VOIDCEREMONY: California Death Metal Act To Release Entropic Reflections Continuum

20 Buck Spin proudly welcomes Ramona, California-based death metal outfit VOIDCEREMONY to the label.

Circulating in the pits of the deepest underground for nearly seven years, VOIDCEREMONY presents their long-awaited first full-length, Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel. While earlier releases hinted at the band’s unique potential and frenzied imagination, on their proper debut album, it takes its most actualized form thus far, looking ahead to darker visions of indefinable cosmic obscurity.

San Diego’s Hey, Chels Release Debut Full-Length ‘Everything Goes’

San Diego’s Hey, Chels have released their debut full-length ‘Everything Goes’ digitally for FREE on Bandcamp. The LP is also streaming on DSPs and will be released on vinyl later this year via Brainworm Records.

The band says, “Our reasoning is that we don’t feel right asking for money right now with the current state of everything. If you feel like helping the band out, share us with a friend, add us to a playlist, share us on your socials, we would very much appreciate it.”

Hayfitz Shares “I Want” Single, Debut LP ‘Capsules’ Out May 29th

NYC-based indie folk artist Hayfitz has shared a new single, “I Want,” off of his upcoming album Capsules, due out May 29th. Glide Magazine premiered the song, lauding it “a winsome track where we witness Hayfitz’ prowess for the ethereal and experimental, bridging the worlds of Jónsi, Jose Gonzales and Mount Eerie.” On “I Want,” Hayfitz delicately sings about the time two very special in his life started dating and the feelings that followed, telling Glide how in these times especially, “we can only admire those who are shackled up with those they are deeply in love with.”

SONG PREMIERE: Hayfitz Splendidly Conjures The Ethereal & Experimental On “I Want”

Through Multiple Setbacks The Imaginaries Are Ready for a “Revival” – Single Out June 12

Oklahoma Americana husband / wife duo, The Imaginaries, Shane Henry (guitar, vocals) and Maggie McClure (keys, piano, vocals), have had their share of setbacks over the past several months. They’ve both come through medical procedures and illness, had multiple stops and starts with their debut album release and tour bookings/cancellations, and now are faced with the world on pause because of Covid-19, but through all of the heartaches and disappointments, they are ready for a “Revival,” their new single out June 12.

Gramatik’s Lowtemp Releases New Single – STEHREO’s “Better Half” Off Forthcoming Album

A cut from his debut artist album coming later this year via Gramatik imprint Lowtemp, “Better Half” as with all the tracks on the project, are written, recorded, mixed and produced solely by Stehr. Following the album’s first release, the indie-rock influenced “Chasing Demons,” “Better Half” is Stehr’s sonic interpretation of the impending collapse of the world around him.

Endless Forms premiere “Giving Myself to The Glue”

Endless Forms are releasing their third album, More Than Candy, on Friday, but the Tulsa-based project of Justin Allen recently featured on Netflix’s Élite has released a final advance single earlier today.

“This is serious listening for the serious-minded music fan,” V13’s Christopher Gonda writes in their premiere of ‘Giving Myself to The Glue.’ “Allen seems very much at home throughout More Than Candy, operating in a mellowy, interpretative space that knows no limits.”

Get Stuck on Endless Forms’ New Track “Giving Myself to The Glue” [Premiere]


El talentoso Salsero Dominicano, David Kada, disfruta del éxito radial con los temas “Tu Eres La Mia” que se encuentra en la posición #1 de Monitor Latino en tocadas y audiencia X el tema “El Amor de Su Vida” #2 en tocadas y #5 en audiencia. Su integridad como cantante lo ha llevado a ser reconocido por alguno de los talentos mas emblemáticos de la salsa como Sergio George, Jhonny Pacheco, Jose Alberto (El Canario), Tito Nieves, Roberto Blades, Hector Tricoche, entre otros.

Rod Wave Releases “Girl Of My Dreams” Visual

We could all use an escape from our living rooms during the harsh yet necessary quarantine across the country. Unfortunately for rapper-singer Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records) the downtime has him thinking about a toxic relationship with a special someone in his “Girl Of My Dreams” video. In the Brett Arndt-directed visuals, Rod Wave is stuck in his bedroom reminiscing about a girl who’s seen walking in a beautiful landscape fit for an art museum. The former flame who broke his heart was the best and worst thing for him: “Devil in a dress/Angel in some Nike Airs.” Even though he erased her from his phone, the mixed emotions attached to the memories haven’t faded.

For Skope: Corey James’s big room influenced “Don’t Stop” ft. leading Dutch MC – Spyder. Out now on Protocol

Corey James teams up with Spyder for their party-ready single “Don’t Stop,” the latest from Nicky Romero’s Protocol imprint. “Don’t Stop” is a serious big-room anthem, delivering rolling melodies and a deep and driving bassline, that will set living rooms on fire around the globe. Spyder’s catchy vocal riff completes the package and lends a nostalgic flavor of the dance underground to the track. “Don’t Stop” follows Corey’s “Somewhere In My Heart” on Steve Angello’s SIZE Records, “Feed” on Protocol, and “Save Me” on Oliver Heldes’ Heldeep Records, as well as an official remix of David Guetta, JBalvin & Bebe Rexha’s “Say My Name.”


Travis Scott and Kid Cudi’s new collaboration “THE SCOTTS” (Cactus Jack, Epic, Wicked Awesome) enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #1, following its premiere last weekend during the record-breaking one-of-a-kind Fortnite in-game experience.

The first release from the two artists as a group, “THE SCOTTS” marks the third time Travis Scott has reached #1 on the Hot 100 following 2018’s “SICKO MODE,” and 2019’s “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM,” while also becoming the first time Kid Cudi has reached the #1 spot on the Hot 100 chart.

DEVIL WITH NO NAME: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Monad”

Comprised of Andrew Markuszewski (Lord Mantis, Avichi, Sonoran Rebel Black Magick) on guitars and vocals, Michał Juśko (Sovereign) on bass and vocals, and Cody Stein (Void Omnia) on drums, DEVIL WITH NO NAME began when Markuszewski left Chicago for the deserts of Arizona a few years back and connected with Juśko. The pair began writing blistering black metal influenced by the lifestyle and culture of the Southwest.

Track Premiere: Devil With No Name – ‘Monad’


“Anything Could Happen” is a brisk, new wave-styled single, which draws from the stop-start rhythms of Talking Heads and Elvis Costello. The track was produced ex-Kaiser Chief, Nick Hodgson.

Paper Idol Shares “Money For Flowers” Video Via Beats Per Minute, New EP Out June 2020 Via Lowly

Paper Idol has shared the video of his upcoming EP Money For Flowers. “Money For Flowers” was premiered with Beats Per Minute, praising “Blending warped pop movements and circling indie rock riffs, the track skews a bit more muscular in terms of its production, though there is still a sticky sweet heart that drives the music forward. That bassline even conjures memories of Pixies and early 80s post-punk tactility. The accompanying video, filmed and directed by Kevin Clark with substantial assistance from Ilse Van Rijssen, is a vibrant mash of colored filters, psychedelic effects, and Matan KG swimming around while trying to avoid hypothermia.

Paper Idol shares kaleidoscopic fan-made video for manic dance-rock single “Money for Flowers” (BPM Premiere)

Diamond Shake premieres video for “Shake” on When The Horn Blows

Diamond Shake, the solo project of LA-based singer/songwriter Matt Hitchens, released a new video for their single “Shake” off of last year’s From Method to Madness over the weekend.

In an in-depth interview with When The Horn Blows, Hitchens detailed the video series he’s been releasing in increments across 2020 as well as the motivation behind “Shake” for their Artist Explains column.

Introducing: Velvet Vaughan

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Velvet Ray Vaughan has been surrounded by the music industry since she was conceived after her parents played a gig together at Dollywood. Her father, a legendary session guitar player and mother, a respected background singer and multi-instrumentalist, brought her on the tour bus when she was 6 months old. Vaughan grew up touring the country with her parents, watching side stage as they performed with acts such as Lucinda Williams, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Reba McEntire and Marty Stuart. At 18, Vaughan moved to NYC to study Acting and English Literature at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

SHADE releases new LP “Combat Rave”

Shade’s shadowy and razor-sharp six-string raucousness is an all-consuming beast, bruising with a dark and doomy swagger one moment, and pushing skywards with hazy, transcendental trips the next. Hailing from Hamilton, ON the band takes the most vital parts of the music they grew up on—Brit rock’s ambitious sneer, neo-psychedelia’s mind-melting hooks, and grunge’s punk-infused heaviness—and turbocharges them.