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LGBTQA+ Gritty Alt Rock // The 1975 Approved – PHNTMS that was just premiered via Alt Press Entitled “Towers”

PHNTMS’ highly anticipated six-track self titled EP soaks up the band’s amalgam of influences, ranging from movie soundtracks and bands such as U2, Biffy Clyro, Kings of Leon and Deaf Havana, to powerhouse soul singers such as Amy Winehouse.

Hear PHNTMS tackle expectations versus reality in dynamic “Towers”

IGNORE THE SIGN Release New Single “Content Generator”

The new song from the Hanover-based group also marks the addition of guitarist Björn Diewald to the lineup, who replaces original Steve Mann as he continues his work with Michael Schenker and various other projects. The band wishes Steve the best in all his future endeavors.

Brookline Releases Music Video For “Day Trip”

Brookline is a four piece alternative rock band hailing from Upstate New York. The group consists of Mikey Pace and Dae Bennett on guitars, Chris Fox on drums, with vocals from Tommy Carter. With a genre blending sound consisting of pop punk, emo, post hardcore, and 90s alternative rock, Brookline was formed in early 2018, and after some lineup changes and musical evolution, the Albany scene grew to know their name.


With 2020 marking a decade into their musical careers The Dirty Clergy vacillates between shoegaze-esque ruminations on love and struggle and more straightforward garage numbers that surge into ecstatic cacophony all accented by eerily laconic vocals, The Alabama-based trio (featuring vocalist/guitarist Brian Manasco, bassist Ky Carter and drummer Cody Moorehead) are looking to expand their already respectable discography with their upcoming full-length, the aptly titled In Waves.

QUIX Flexes his Versatility on Moody Downtempo single “Somebody (Feat. Alex Hosking)”

Taking a swift departure from his signature eccentric trap beats, QUIX crafts a moody downtempo jam through “Somebody,” featuring the serene vocals of Australian singer songwriter Alex Hosking.


Today, Ella Eyre releases “L.O.V.(e)” via Island Records, the first in a series of tracks to be shared as a special gift to fans over the coming weeks. “L.O.V.(e”) has been a consistent fan favorite performed live by Ella over recent years, but has never officially been released, until now. L.O.V.(e) gets its release today as a direct response to the constant, love, Ella’s legions of fans show for the track day after day.

Kyd the Band Releases “Heartbreak Anthem”

Guisande elaborates, “I love sad music. I’m just fascinated with how people respond to it, and I’m even more intrigued with how strongly heartbreak unites people together in a live concert setting. There’s something about being with thousands of other people singing a song together about your shared pain that’s pretty cathartic.”

Muscle Shoals Inspired Album from Aloud out May 8th

Some bands you can always recognize–they produce the same sound, even the same song, year after year. But great musicians don’t just keep playing, they constantly evolve. Aloud’s new record, Sprezzatura, out on May 8th via Lemon Merchant Records is a showcase for a band joyfully shedding the old and moving boldly forward, both sonically and lyrically.

Allen Stone Shares Powerful “Look Outside” Video

Acclaimed soul artist Allen Stone’s single “Look Outside,” off his 2019 record Building Balance, has taken on an unexpected new meaning in the age of coronavirus. “Look outside / The world is changing in front of my eyes,” he sings. Today Stone releases an empathetic new video for the track, filmed during the current period of self-quarantine. The clip juxtaposes footage of the empty cityscapes of New York City, Los Angeles, and Seattle with scenes of families and friends – and Stone and his bandmates – connecting over FaceTime. Grace Jones, a doctor at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, appears in a scene recorded in between shifts at the ER, and the video is dedicated to her and all other frontline workers fighting COVID-19.

Staten Island Rapper BOBBY BRIZ Releases Visual For iNTeLL Collab “PENdulum”

Staten Island rapper BOBBY BRIZ has decided to give the world a quarantine treat by releasing the new video and track “PENdulum” from his new collab EP with GFTD/2nd Generation WU’s iNTeLL, He’s Black / He’s White.


Atwater Punx is the brainchild of family duo Stacy (American Hi-Fi, Letters to Cleo etc.) and Kristen Wagner Jones (Shut Up Stella, Bullet & Snowfox). Both Stacy and Kristen are lifelong musicians. The couple has each spent their entire careers making music apart, but it was the birth of their son that drove them to make music together. After their song Waylon was born, they started putting together ideas around toddler nap times and after bedtime in their home studio. When the shelter in place orders hit Los Angeles, their creativity kicked into overdrive and they hunkered down to finishing a batch of songs sonically inspired by bands like The Clash and Bikini Kill, naming the project Atwater Punx after their neighborhood, Atwater Village.

Shenseea’s “BAD HABIT” — New Song Out on All DSPs!

The weather is warming up and the reigning princess of dancehall, Shenseea isn’t letting quarantine dampen spirits. After many please from fans, the Jamaican artist has finally released her track “Bad Habit” on all digital streaming platforms. The track is a modern, hi-def dancehall single where Shenseea deejaying’ across the minimal production. Listen to the song now:

Out Today Gateway Drugs Sophomore LP “PSA”

Following up on their 2015 debut LP ‘Magick Spells’ (Dine Alone) LA’s psych 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”.


Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles trio Distant Cousins “are the needle in modern folk music’s haystack – bringing something old and something new to the fore through dazzling melodies and hauntingly sweet lyrics that instill their music with depth, flavor, and plenty of character” on their new single “Here & Now,” “…a heartfelt ode to living in the present brimming with breathtaking folk warmth” (-Atwood Magazine) featuring Lindsey Ray today on Jullian Records.

Premiere: Distant Cousins’ Breathtaking “Here & Now” Is an Ode to Living in the Present

For Skope: Timmo Hendriks & Lindequist go back to the roots of progressive on their 4th collaboration [out now on Protocol]

Two dynamic producers Timmo Hendriks & Lindequist are back on Protocol with their newest collaboration “Together,” an otherworldly progressive house gem that showcases their signature style. Hendriks and Lindequist open with dreamy auto-tuned vocals and glimmering melodies, which lend an ethereal quality to the track. These soon build into a stunning progressive drop, complete with euphoric synth-driven peaks and bouncy basslines that will have listeners grooving all over the globe. “Together” evokes good vibes and a sense of unity that famously pervades dance music culture, reminding us that we are all in this game of life as one. The track follows Timmo Hendriks and Lindequist’s previous collaborations, “Ziema,” “Magical” and “Thinking About You.”

Drama Relax Releases New Song And Video For “Potency” Today

Watch Shabazz Palaces “Thanking The Girls” lyric video from The Don of Diamond Dreams (Essence Magazine premiere)

The visual is directed by Josh Sessoms, a contemporary artist focusing on figures that encapsulate the mystery, dynamism and poetic nature of the African and Caribbean diasporas. Exemplification of grace, dignity, love, and power is a starting point from which he begins his artistic musings. Sessoms says of the video, “There is an ongoing spiritual connection among the characters which is being fortified by the full moon. Ishmael’s lyrics and vocal performance inspired a kaleidoscopic explosion of ideas. I immediately heard a palpable sense of compassion and ardor in his voice. I sense that Ishmael wants this song to be an eternal gift and a perpetual gesture of appreciation to loved ones (both near and far); those of the present moment, of yesteryear and of future generations.”

Enter Mike Dubb’s mind in the anime-inspired chaotic visual for his song, “Regular”

Mike Dubb is an artist determined to make his name. Drawing inspiration from artists like Lil Wayne, the Boston-based artist brings animated energy in this short freestyle. The Regular visual comes in response to the immense support that poured in after Atlanta artist Nessly’s reviewed the song on his Twitch account. Originally released in October as a loosie freestyle on Soundcloud, Mike Dubb then released the track on all streaming platforms April 24th 2020.

IGNORE THE SIGN Release New Single “Content Generator”

German rock outfit IGNORE THE SIGN have released a new single. Fans can check out the track “Content Generator” at the link found here. The new song from the Hanover-based group also marks the addition of guitarist Björn Diewald to the lineup, who replaces original Steve Mann as he continues his work with Michael Schenker and various other projects. The band wishes Steve the best in all his future endeavors.

Anjelica’s Dreamy New Video for “Good Ones”

Through her music, a gravitational pull ignites and ANJELICA brings us together in an expression of shared loss and the capacity to find strength in the darkest of times. Self-written and produced, her works deliver an intuitive sound that is distinctly her own. The single was released through eXotichouse and distributed through EMPIRE.

Moneybagg Yo Releases New Song And Video “Me Vs Me” Today

ICYMI: No Joy Announces New Album, Shares First Track

The first track from the record, “Birthmark,” is out now, along with a music video. Says White-Gluz about recording the track: “In the studio I wanted to keep the energy fun, and throw any ideas at the wall. We ended up watching the video for ‘Puff Puff Give’ by Hannah’s Field, pulled out some bongos and a broken clarinet, drank 12 bottles of sake, and did group chants.”


Atlanta-based artist 5am returns with the virtual-reality-inspired video for “What You Want” — a soulful and seductive R&B track. The video arrives on the heels of last summer’s 5:88; a collaborative project between 5am and TM88, an 808 Mafia member who’s produced for artists like Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, and Travis Scott.

Yulanda Sabrina Drops Mesmerizing R&B Hit ‘Easier’

Yulanda Sabrina is talk of the town, for the right reasons. Hailing from London in the UK, the gifted R&B singer is to release her debut single ‘Easier’ on the 8th May. It is already spreading like wildfire across the music community.

‘Easier’ flaunts elegance and character from the get-go. A track which grabs and takes you on an adventure with its relaxed and poignant melody. Vocally, Yulanda is flying high, placing her authentic vocal talent on parade. Majestic in delivery and confident with technique, the singer does not disappoint.

Yulanda Sabrina Drops Mesmerizing R&B Hit ‘Easier’


Australian artist Tones And I has shared an official music video for her single “Can’t Be Happy All The Time.” Produced by Ghostie Studios & Tathata Productions and Directed by Grey Ghost (Jeremy Koren), the video is a reflection on Tones And I’s whirlwind year and her multifaceted relationship with success.

Skari – ‘Real Ganja Man’ (Official Video)

Florida’s VIRGINITY Debut First Single “Bad Call” Off Upcoming ‘Death To The Party’ EP Out June 5th

Florida’s VIRGINITY is debuting a music video for “Bad Call” the first single off their upcoming Wiretap Records EP ‘Death to the Party,’ which will be released on June 5.


Unveiling the brand new song from DJ Paula Frost ‘Bangkok Beat’, the second single release taken from debut EP ‘Equinox’. After the massive success of ‘Oxygen Tank’, this track takes a whole new vantage on dance and electronic music. Out Sunday 17th May 2020 on all platforms.

DJ Paula Frost  releases ;Bangkok Beat’second single

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards premiere “From the Ashes”

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards are premiering their song “From the Ashes” today from their July 17 album BITTER BETTER. The album finds the group drawing on their extensive string music background and knowledge of folk and roots music, incorporating dance-worthy foundational grooves, synth, and loops to push the boundaries of the genre. Inspired by the resilience of friends in California who lost their homes following the 2018 wildfires, San Francisco native Laura Cortese wrote this autobiographical song.