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Viral Pop Artist Emily Vu Releases New Single/Video “WEEKEND”

Viral pop artist Emily Vu is releasing her new single, “WEEKEND.” The new single was co-produced by multi-platinum producer Sir Nolan — who has worked with the likes of Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Khalid — and Andrew Schmidt aka SZNS. Anchored by an infectious guitar riff, an atmospheric pop production, and Emily’s hypnotizing vocals, “WEEKEND” is an instantly catchy listen. “WEEKEND” is out on all streaming platforms today alongside the official music video. Anchored by an infectious guitar riff, an atmospheric pop production, and Emily’s hypnotizing vocals, “WEEKEND” is an instantly catchy listen. “WEEKEND” is out on all streaming platforms today alongside the official music video.

TikTok Star Emily Vu Works Her Way Through ‘A Little Heartbreak’ To Make It To The ‘Weekend’ — Watch

Norwegian singer Resa owns her sexuality on sultry new single ‘Sunday’

Having already found success in the acting world with prominent roles in Netflix’s series ‘Ragnarok’ and NRK’s international phenomenon SKAM, singer and songwriter Theresa Frostad Eggesbø aka Resa is now looking to make her name in music as she delivers her warm and vibrant debut EP ‘Dumb And Numb’, out 13th May via Toothfairy Music.

New Lianne La Havas Song, “Can’t Fight,” Available Today

La Havas explains of “Can’t Fight,” which was co-written and produced by Mura Masa: “‘Can’t Fight’ is that feeling of, you know it’s not good, but you can’t you can’t not do it. People say if you’re having a hard time in a relationship, just leave. It’s so easy to say, but it’s so much more complicated than that. Because there’s two of you, and neither of you are perfect. And there are things that you’re learning along the way. So you think, ‘Well, let me do a little bit of work and just see if we can get that feeling back—it’s possible because we do really love each other.’ So I guess at the time, I was convinced that yes, it’s hard, but we can get through this.

Looney Babie – “Look At Me Now”


BlocBoy JB has made a name for himself in the game thanks to hit singles like “Shoot,” and the “Look Alive” featuring Drake. In addition to working with the likes of NLE Choppa and Lil Uzi Vert, Bloc was featured on the infamous XXL Freshman List in 2018. In the same year, he picked up a BET Hip Hop Award for “Best Mixtape” for his critically acclaimed project, Simi.

King Von Throws a Party at O-Block in the New Video for “Broke Opps”

Few rappers in any city can spit aggressive, streetwise rhymes like Chicago’s King Von. Hosting a party to celebrate his enemy’s financial misfortune, Von shares the CrownSoHeavy-directed video for “Broke Opps.” Produced by Von’s frequent behind-the-boards associate Chopsquad DJ, “Broke Opps” is a demonic drill score-settler, the Only The Family rapper taking aim at haters who can’t compete with his shine: “F*ck that, let’s talk about Louis, Amiri, and Gucci and Prada and sh*t/When I go to the store, they closing’ the door and they bringing’ me bottles and sh*t.” In the video, Von hosts a soiree in his native O-Block, donning a bejeweled face mask and a designer parka as he flashes his cash at the camera. “Broke Opps” is the latest video from LeVon James, Von’s acclaimed new album.

SNST (The Firebird Band, Braid, etc.) shares “Solid Ground” from forthcoming It’s Hard To Be Loved By You LP

Brooklyn Vegan has premiered the dark, poppy latest single, “Solid Ground,” from the forthcoming LP, It’s Hard to Be Loved by You” from SNST. The album, which hits the streets on May 29, 2020 was recorded by Chris Broach and mixed and mastered by Chris Common (Le Butcherettes, Minus The Bear, Omar Rodriquez-Lopez) at Twin Hills Studio in El Paso, Texas.

Emo Mathcore act Kaonashi share new music video for “Coffee & Conversation”

Today, Philadelphia emo mathcore outfit Kaonashi shared a new music video for their harrowing track “Coffee & Conversation” via a premiere on The Noise. Taken off the band’s 2018 EP, Why Did You Do It?, the clip dives deeper into the story of their three concept characters – manic-depressive high school student Jamie, Morgan the bully, and love interest Casey – as they sift through the throes of Lemon House High. Directed and filmed by The Contortionist vocalist Michael Lessard, the video marks the last chapter of Why Did You Do It?, but it is not the last fans will see of the story of Lemon House High. The band are currently working on their debut full-length album, which will follow Jamie and the others through a new perspective, set for release on Equal Vision Records.

The Criminal World share “Mox Jet”

Nicole, Tobias and Conrad, the musicians that comprise The Criminal World, recently announced the release of the We Spilled Blood For The Money LP, which hits the streets on May 29 via Cercle Social Records. The Mini-LP is comprised of five songs, recorded in a modest Portland basement and showcases a trio destined for something special. The EP follows the Pure Vory demo cassette, and subsequent release of “Seeing Double” and “Paper” via 7″ on Farewell Records (London, UK) in 2016.

IDLES return with video for new single “Mr. Motivator”

Today, IDLES have returned with a new track – “Mr. Motivator” – a battering ram of positivity that’s also the first preview of their highly anticipated third LP due out later this year. The song doubles down on the (self-admitted) sloganeering and social commentary that’s become the band’s signature, yet here more than ever they’re able to take clichés and turn them into music that’s deeply complex and brutally relevant. Listen/watch the accompanying self-directed music video, which features fan-sourced exercise footage and the band members themselves.

Watch The Fool tarot card take a psychedelic journey in new Shape Of Water “Scar” music video & single

New album Great Illusions out June 12, 2020. Produced by Paul Reeve (Muse, Beta Band, Supergrass) with Sky Van Hoff (Rammstein, Kreator, Caliban) mixing the singles, “Not All the Things” and “Scar”. Pre-order / Pre-save at this location

RETT SMITH RELEASES “Rattlesnakes” From GIVING UP ON QUITTING Album out Friday May 22nd

Today, Texas born former professional skier Rett Smith shares the new single, “Rattlesnakes,” via FLOOD MAGAZINE. The song comes from his new album Giving Up On Quitting available on May 22nd from Imperial/Republic. The track follows “Hardship Highways” and the debut single from the project, “Better Day,” which was a featured best new music pick by American Songwriter.

Lou Canon released her new single “M.O.T.R.”

Lou Canon released her new single “M.O.T.R.” today, debuted with NPR. Written during a trip to California during a period of isolated, fervent creativity early last year, the raw, emotional song speaks to the current times and explores the hedonistic human quality of needing to be seen by oneself as well as others.

“ambient adventure” – NPR
“a collection of emotive synth-pop, pushing and pulling the listener in all the right places.” – FLAUNT
“The velvety singer challenges the notion that to be feminine is to be silent and pretty.” – Noisey

Rising Indie-Pop Artist Alexander 23 Shares Animated Video For “IDK You Yet” Today

Rising singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alexander 23 shares the official video for “IDK You Yet” today. Alexander wrote the heartfelt track just last month while in self-isolation. He uploaded a demo to TikTok on a whim and immediately, fans began clamoring for the track’s official release. Since its release last month, the track went on to chart across several digital streaming platforms and now has over 24.6 million global streams. The infectious song also landed him on the cover of Spotify’s Pop Rising playlist and a top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 Chart.


Multiplatinum recording artist and producer Russ has released a deluxe version of his third major label album, SHAKE THE SNOW GLOBE, today via Columbia Records. SHAKE THE SNOW GLOBE (DELUXE) features five brand-new songs, including new collaborations with Ty Dolla $ign and Boogie. The album also adds two previously-released songs, “Summer at 7” and “Paranoid,” and all 12 songs from the album’s original version.

CAULDRON BLACK RAM: Decibel Magazine Streams Entire Slaver LP

Australia’s CAULDRON BLACK RAM – formed by members of Mournful Congregation, Stargazer, and more – presents Slaver, their fourth LP and second sordid slab of metallic wrath for the 20 Buck Spin armada. Ahead of its release this Friday, Decibel Magazine is hosting the album for exclusive advance streaming.

Full Album Stream: Cauldron Black Ram – ‘Slaver’

Devin Kowl “You”

Soulful singer, songwriter, and artist, Devin Kowl, sizzles on his new single “You.” The Washington D.C. native started performing at an early age, encouraged and motivated by his elementary school teacher, Mrs. Lawson. Inspired by the smooth grooves of R&B artists from the ’90s and early 2000s, Kowl began to blossom into his own unique style and charisma, performing throughout his hometown at iconic venues including Blues Alley Jazz and Supper Club. At 18, he moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a dream, where he’s channeled his energy into songwriting and performing for industry events such as MTV Emerging Lounge Gift Suit and Scion’s Got Talent. As he steps into this new phase of his upcoming release, Kowl brings all his talent and style to the table.

Sandy McKnight With Fernando Perdomo Releases New EP “San Fernando Beat”

Sandy McKnight is a songwriter, producer and performer. Fernando Perdomo is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and noted session player. Together, their individual talents are exponentially enhanced. Their first product together is a six-song EP, “San Fernando Beat.” Fernando takes the infectious melodies that flow freely from the prolific McKnight and adds musical textures and his trademark energy, and the result is magical. PowerPop.com claims, “‘San Fernando Beat’ is clearly the best EP of the year.”

Before it was even released, one of the songs they recorded at Perdomo’s Reseda Ranch Studio in LA made its way to legendary disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer, who immediately played it on his influential national radio show. An auspicious start, for sure.

♊GUNNA Releases Music Video For “WUNNA” ♊    

When the history books open up, “Drip” will forever be associated with the meteoric and platinum rise of Gunna. Dubbed “The King of Drip” and pegged “to take over the rap world” by Interview, he generated over one billion cumulative streams and achieved one platinum and two gold certifications within a year. Now, he submerges the whole game in “Drip” on his 2019 full-length debut, Drip or Drown 2 [YSL Records/300 Entertainment], and singles “One Call” and “Speed It Up.”

Iqaluit’s The Jerry Cans drop new focus track + album called “Echoes”

Iqaluit’s The Jerry Cans have always been, and will always be, a band from and for the north. But on Echoes, the JUNO Award-nominated group’s upcoming fourth full-length record, they’re not the band they used to be. The record arrives with a wash of glassy, slashing electric guitars, thundering drums, effects-warped throat singing, and darkened violin work. These are sounds of love, anxiety, desperation, and grief, and the tangled relationships between these things. It is intense and heavy, a charred, deep-blue Arctic indie rock soundscape.

Paper Jackets Share New Single “Baby Teeth”

“Baby Teeth” is symbolic of change and growth in life,” shares frontman James Mason on the track. “We’re all along a certain path and all have relics from our past. These are little reminders of where we come from and where we’re headed. I find great personal joy sharing and exploring these stories in our music.”

Life Renewed Debut “By Faith” (Feat. Alvin Triplett of BoughtXBlood & Nick West)

LIFE RENEWED debuts their first single “By Faith” feat. Alvin Triplett of BoughtXBlood and Nick West. A project founded on the solid ground of faith that musician and producer Rob Volkoff believes in and began. A plan of music expression that focuses on life experiences and takes them to the heavier sounds of music manifestation. Debuting their first single “By Faith”, Rob Volkoff has stepped into the realm of his own declaration of what he believes with his Passion Project. Having worked with several other Metalcore bands, it was time to release his vision through his own platform. “By Faith” is Volkoff’s first from his up and coming EP Launching From Ground Zero due out sometime in late 2020. ”