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Oscar Jerome shares ‘Give Back What U Stole From Me’

‘Give Back What U Stole From Me’ is the latest single to be lifted from the South London-based artist’s upcoming debut album, ‘Breathe Deep’. Due out July 10th the record sees Oscar bring in a long list of collaborators, including his bandmates in Brownswood-signed afrobeat group Kokoroko plus Joe Armon-Jones, Lianne La Havas and friends in Sons of Kemet, Maisha and Steam Down.

Slow Coming Day to Release New Album “Quarantine Sessions” May 22nd Stream Their New Reworked Version of the Song “Loneliness Settles In”

Indie Vision Music drops “Quarantine Sessions” by beloved indie rock band, Slow Coming Day. Album out this Friday!

“Quarantine Sessions” features 7 songs. Featuring NEW tracks, acoustically themed, and reworked versions of some classic songs. Songs of hope and songs inspired by the recent events unfolding around us. Perfect songs to chase away those quarantine summer blues.

Surf Mesa Shares First Video For “ily (i love you baby)” feat. Emilee

Today, Surf Mesa released the first video for his breakout hit, “ily (i love you baby)” feat. Emilee. Like the song, the clip exudes joy and serenity as Powell Aguirre, the 20-year-old electronic producer behind Surf Mesa, takes a vintage Mustang convertible and his skateboard to Southern California beaches and byways at sunset.


In recent years, a steady uptick has seen artists hailing from the likes of Spain, France and Korea score global crossover success via non-English-language releases. With the release this summer of ‘Immensita’, you sense in De Simone the arrival of a single-minded talent to consolidate his country’s history of producing seasoned film score composers and Italo-disco classics, with one of the most intriguing cosmic pop releases of the year.

DEVIL WITH NO NAME: Debut LP From Band With Members Of Lord Mantis, Void Omnia, Sovereign, And More Streaming At No Clean Singing

Western US black metal trio DEVIL WITH NO NAME – founded by members of Lord Mantis, Void Omnia, Sovereign, and others – prepares their eponymous debut LP for release this Friday via New Density. In advance of its official unveiling, the entire record is now streaming at No Clean Singing.

Devil With No Name was mixed and mastered by Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams, Lord Mantis) and features artwork by Rodrigo Pereira Salvatierra.


Houses of Heaven shares dancefloor-ready single “Dissolve The Floor” ahead of debut LP for Felte

“The visible economic and social disparities in San Francisco create the illusion of parallel worlds, which gives living in the city a painfully surreal quality. “Dissolve the Floor” depicts a moment in two people’s lives when the false veil of separation is lifted and their worlds suddenly become one. By combining projected and three-dimensional images, the video takes the idea of parallel existence into abstract territory inspired by classic sci-fi and horror films.” – Keven Tecon (vocalist/guitars/keys)

Watch this Rad Video for HOUSES OF HEAVEN “Dissolve the Floor”


“I’ve been in dark times where I felt as though I’m not good enough or I wouldn’t make it to where I want to be. Whenever I thought I was actually getting somewhere in life, SIKE – I’m knocked a couple steps backward and goals seemed further away. This track was just a reminder to myself that I can and have come out of trash circumstances even stronger than going into them. It’s my motivation to keep climbing, remain confident, always look for the light/positivity and I hope I can give that same energy to everyone else out there.”

Groove Metal Trio ARTUSHA Reveals First Video for “Inquisition” Single

“Generally speaking, the social/political state in the US is in a really strange and unimaginable place,” says guitarist/vocalist David Landers. “Division is often used to ensure power, but it feels like we’re taking the bait more than ever. Call me crazy, but maybe it’s time we think for ourselves? A lyric line says, ‘The pitchfork mobs are coming out to fight.’ People are hypersensitive and end up eager to pummel one another over individual views.”

ARTUSHA Grooves Heavy On New Single “Inquisition”


Written by Sarah Aarons [Alessia Cara, John Legend, Khalid] and Greg Kurstin [Paul McCartney, P!nk, Céline Dion], “Love Myself” is a pivotal song in the movie performed by Tracee Ellis Ross as “Grace Davis.” This notably marks the first time the actress has released a song, which highlights her dynamic voice as “Grace Davis” and sets the stage for both the record and the film.

Mondo Cozmo shares lyric video for “Upside Down.”

Mondo Cozmo – the chart-topping brainchild of alternative singer-songwriter Josh Ostrander – shares an official lyric video of his single, “Upside Down.” Additionally, the latest episode of Mondo Cozmo’s radio show, “Here To Hope,” is out now. This will be the fourth episode in the series and features an uplifting story about a Pandemic Wedding, weather by Lance Armstrong, a memorial tribute to Mondo’s Grandfather, and his latest single “Upside Down.”

Yung Juko ft. Boosie Badazz – ‘You Know How That Go (Remix)’


Brooklyn, NY indie rock artist Joshua Ackley (ex-The Dead Betties, Teen Vice) announces debut solo album, shares nostalgic “Working Class”

Joshua Ackley is a solo musician based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in South Carolina, and raised on a farm in rural New Mexico, he moved to NYC at the age of 19 to pursue music and escape homophobia. He’s been on the music scene ever since – as the bassist and frontman of NYC art-punk band The Dead Betties & co-leader of rock band, Teen Vice, with the legendary Tammy Hart. In addition to being passionate about music, Ackley has been an advocate for woman and minorities in his professional life. While serving as Vice President of Communications for Girl Scouts of the USA for 10 years, he became the center of attacks from conservative journalists including Breitbart.com, Bill O’Reilly, & The Daily Mail who alleged he was contributing to the leftist and homosexual indoctrination of children (the “gay agenda”). Despite the controversy, Ackley stayed at Girl Scouts until 2019.

New York duo Lewis Del Mar returns with double single “The Ceiling / Border (CH.III),”

The duo, childhood friends Danny Miller and Max Harwood, recorded AUGUST over two years, beginning in a Rockaway Beach bungalow they converted into a studio. Recording started in the summer of 2017 as they grappled with an altered sense of normalcy after their first major tour and the release of their debut album. The emotional framework of AUGUST is rooted in the tension between the spiraling New York City summer that awaited them and the critical year-long period of reflection that followed. These disparate experiences resulted in a collection of songs that depict the way life fractures and comes back together in new forms. On AUGUST, the duo polishes and intensifies the sound introduced on their debut, employing Latin percussion indebted to Danny’s Nicaraguan heritage, and expanding upon the adventurous arrangements that first garnered them praise. The tension between the manic and reflective periods the band endured breathes new meaning into the songs.

DelFest At Home! Free Virtual Festival For Memorial Day Weekend 2020

DelFest, the festival brainchild of Del McCoury and his extended McCoury family, has just announced DelFest At Home, a streaming event celebrating musical highlights from DelFests past. Happening during the originally scheduled festival weekend, May 21st through May 24th, the free online event will feature performances from the festival’s namesake and his family as well as bluegrass and jam band luminaries such as Trey Anastasio Band, Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, Greensky Bluegrass, and more. A full lineup can be found below. Donations collected throughout the weekend will go toward funding the DelFest Foundation, an organization that works with non-profit organizations such as Western Maryland Food Bank, Allegany Health Right, and Habitat for Humanity as well as others in and around Allegany County, home to DelFest for over a decade. Starting Thursday at 4:30 pm Eastern, fans can tune into Nugs.tv, DelFest’s youtube channel, or Facebook page.



Nodding to nineties R&B and pop, she gleefully taps into a classic throwback spirit on the track. Her voice glides over slick beats before an unshakable and undeniable hook illustrative of her traffic-stopping range.

Inhaler Release New Single “Falling In” Today via Interscope Records

Following the expansive indie-rock of “We Have To Move On” and the jubilant pop of “Ice Cream Sundae,” the 80s grooves and soaring melodies of “Falling In” showcases new shades of Inhaler’s sound. Produced by long-term collaborator Antony Genn, “Falling In” is taken from their forthcoming debut album which they are currently working on.

WAYLEY – “What’s It Gonna Take”

With a firm belief that you should listen to all of your creative voices, Sherriff felt the need to begin exploring the catchy lyrics and unforgettable melodic hooks of the folk/pop realm starting with his first single as WAYLEY, “What’s It Gonna Take,” which combines anthem-style lyrics and large band sounds.

“What’s it Gonna Take” fuses pop hooks with Americana melodies in Wayley’s debut

Canadian Hip Hop Artist Toronto Poor Boy Releases Inspiring New Single “Big Dreams”

Canadian hip hop artist Toronto Poor Boy is set to inspire with the release of his fired up new track, “Big Dreams” — available now.

With 340,000+ views across YouTube and radio airplay throughout Toronto, Australia and the UK, Toronto Poor Boy has released the track ahead of his forthcoming debut studio album, available this spring.

Hot on the heels of late 2019’s single release, “Karma,” “Big Dreams” amplifies the Jamaican-born entertainer’s dynamic blend of hip hop, rock and reggae, while drawing audiences to his magnetic online presence full of original comedy skits.

ULCERATE Unveils “Dissolved Orders” Video

New Zealand-based death metal trio ULCERATE are pleased to unveil their official new video for “Dissolved Orders.” The track comes by way of Stare Into Death And Be Still, the band’s critically lauded sixth full-length, out now on Debemur Morti Productions.

New Music From Gracie Abrams “Long Sleeves” Out Now On Interscope Records

Today marks the release of “Long Sleeves,” the spellbinding new single from emerging songwriter Gracie Abrams. Accompanied by a lyric video, “Long Sleeves” will appear on the 20-year-old artist’s highly anticipated debut project minor, due out on June 16th.

Dreamville Release “Don’t Hit Me Right Now”

Today, Dreamville family brings another visual to life from their newly minted RIAA Certified Platinum compilation, Revenge of the Dreamers III (Dreamville/Interscope Records). “Don’t Hit Me Right Now” features Dreamville’s Bas and Cozz with special guests Guapdad4000, Yung Baby Tate and Buddy vibing across architectural landscapes in Los Angeles, CA.


Lila Iké’s single “Solitude” is off her brand new debut EP The ExPerience, out now via In.Digg.Nation Collective/Six Course/RCA Records.

The Brazilian Gentleman (Dälek, All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors) Debut New Video “Armageddon”

East coast experimental music troupe The Brazilian Gentleman features current / founding members of outsider groups Dälek, End Christian and the late 90’s New Jersey shoegaze band All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors (whose 1998 release ‘Turning Into Small’ was named as one of the “50 Greatest Shoegaze Albums of All Time” by Pitchfork). The Brazilian Gentleman will release its sophomore LP, ‘L&L’ (short for Lemon & Lime) on May 22 via NYC’s Internet & Weed Records.

Cate Von Csoke and her new single, “Dream Around”

Checking in about Indie psych/pop/rock artist, Cate Von Csoke and her new single, “Dream Around” from her upcoming EP Almoon, due out June 5, 2020. The Australian-born, Brooklyn-based songwriter showcases a cinematic, ethereal, and raw soundscape, transporting listeners on a psychedelic guitar-driven trip through the desertscapes of the US and her native Australia. “The single is a hazy, psychedelic interlude that conjures up visions of lovers entwined in the back seat of a car; the rest of the journey on hold for a moment…the desert’s answer to Lana Del Rey, dressed in all white, is delightfully mercurial in her promo pictures. The style is familiar, the music nostalgic, a much-needed dalliance with a simpler time.” (Audiofemme)

Sloth Fist premiere music video for ” Sloth Fist Will Be Annihilated “

In February we premiered the first video from Sloth Fist’s upcoming LP ‘Mothman is Real’, for a song entitled “Nicotine”. Today we bring you a brand new music video for the track “Sloth Fist Will Be Annihilated” edited by Kelly Maxey. Filmed in quarantine times, each member filmed their own footage at their homes and / or practice space. For the end however, dozens of fans / friends submitted their own videos of themselves singing along to the song’s end chant “Live Slow, Die Whenever – SLOTH FIST”. Some notable faces include Jeff Caudill (Gameface) and Peter Cortner (Dag Nasty / Field Day).

ALANA WILKINSON releases new single ‘Rib Cage’

Melbourne’s inimitable folk-pop-punk-poet, Alana Wilkinson, is back today with her latest single ‘Rib Cage,’ a bustling, brawling, bluesy gift to listeners, premiered earlier this week via Double J Arvos.

Alana Wilkinson shares new single ‘Rib Cage’

Jump start your summer with ‘Dame Locura’ by DEEPSYSTEM

DEEPSYSTEM’s latest single fuses reggaeton with a variety of other genres and cultures. The dance-heavy single is delivered in Spanish but boasts a strong Asian influence. Ancient flutes and guitars weave in and out creating an intoxicating melody as Latin percussion patterns create intricate dance rhythms. The vocals are delivered with a smooth confident demeanor adding the final touches to a complex recipe that is set to pack any dance floor and get every club moving.

New Music : Lou Canon “M.O.T.R.” (debuted w/ NPR)

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


After almost two years away, Silverdale duo Aquilo (Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher) broke their silence by sharing the long-awaited new singles ‘Sober’ and ‘Just Asking’, which have now gained over 3 million streams across DSPs in just two months and boosted their Spotify listeners to over 2.1 million per month. Both feature on their eagerly anticipated new EP ‘Sober’, out in July via AWAL.


Despite being released just over a year ago, Tones And I’s all-conquering hit ‘Dance Monkey’ continues to achieve new landmarks. Its latest conquest comes with the news that the track’s official video has now exceeded a billion views at YouTube in less than a year. Its success means that Tones And I has already collected an awe-inspiring list of achievements –

DENAI MOORE – Releases new single ‘Motherless Child’

Today, convention-defying singer/songwriter Denai Moore share’s new single “Motherless Child” from her highly anticipated forthcoming album Modern Dread out July 3 on Because Music. Moore digs deeper than ever before on this track and the result is some of her most nuanced song writing to date.


Bored during lockdown, JC filmed his quarantine-themed take on the ‘Friends’ theme ‘I’ll Be There For You’, singing “It looks like we’ll be inside for a year/ Or it might only be a day, a week or months it’s really not clear.” It exploded after Jennifer Aniston shared it on Instagram. Suddenly it was featured on ‘Good Morning America’, Nina Dobrev also shared it with her 20 million followers as it raced to 5 million views.


Between his wide-ranging talents and organically expanding following, Cian Ducrot has all of the pieces in place to make a striking breakthrough. The multi-instrumentalist has a gift for writing songs which bring empowerment from pained emotions. It’s a trait which is quickly connecting. His recent single, ‘Fucked Up All The Time’, has already hit a million streams, and he’s now surpassed 500,000 followers at TikTok.