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Deadcrow Releases Dark, Futuristic New Noise Single “Sorrow”

Since arriving on Plastician’s Terrorhythm label in 2016 via the chilly, grime-soaked Night Wonder EP, Deadcrow has taken over the underground with his emotive sci-fi-inspired soundscapes. He’s been championed by the likes of Complex, Mixmag, and Noisey, and remains an influential figure in the wave music scene. Deadcrow has continued to push his sound this year through a series of recent releases such as Brothel collaboration “MIRÆ,” “Lies,” and a collection of previously unreleased songs dubbed Purge.Zip. Simultaneously, Deadcrow has been active livestreaming, performing recent sets at Owned & Operated and Arcadia Online Fest.

New Noise: Deadcrow – Sorrow (Free Download/Dim Mak Records)

BADGUYSWIN Release Grunge Infused, Debut LP, ‘Cowards’

Grand Forks, BC based Grunge revivalists BADGUYSWIN has released their debut album, Cowards! After years of writing complex and intricate music, the members of Slagduster return to their musical roots with a twelve track LP that fuses classic grunge influences with crisp, modern production.

“Taking a more minimalistic approach, we’ve dropped the screaming and puzzling time signatures to create a sound that beckons back to a time when songwriting was key.” Shane Sherman (vocals, guitar)

Jessie Ware Releases Music Video for “Save A Kiss”

Directed by Vicky Lawton, “Save A Kiss” was made during lockdown with the idea of connecting everyone to their loved ones through dance. Jessie and her 14 fans who were included in the video self shot videos of themselves dancing along to the new single. Speaking of the song and video Jessie says, “This song feels particularly special coming out now, I love it and feel really proud of what we have made for the video.”

Joyce Manor Announce ‘Songs From Northern Torrance’ + Share “House Warning Party”

Acclaimed California-based four-piece Joyce Manor have announced Songs From Northern Torrance. The 10-track compilation is a collection of early material that offers a glimpse into the band’s humble beginnings as an acoustic two-piece. Originally recorded between 2008-2010, many of the tracks have become fan favorites over the years previously existing in a live setting, or on rare CD-Rs sold by the band during their early days on the road.

Watch Clem Snide and Scott Avett Perform NPR Music Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

NPR Music released Clem Snide (moniker of Nashville’s Eef Barzelay) and Scott Avett’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson said, “When Clem Snide and special guest Scott Avett (who produced and performs on Clem Snide’s latest album, Forever Just Beyond) performed together in Avett’s barn, they added a few new features you’ve never gotten to hear at the Tiny Desk — most notably a noisy flock of birds and the unmistakable cries of a nearby rooster…Still, their voices blended warmly as they tackled three spiritually searching songs from the (great) new record, as well as an older track that fits Forever Just Beyond’s themes perfectly: ‘Jews for Jesus Blues,’ from Clem Snide’s 2005 album End of Love.”

Looney Babie feat YFN Lucci – ‘Look At Me Now’


T.R.U. (The Real University) recording artist Skooly taps Lil Baby for the visual release of his breakout single “Neva Know” off his recently released LP Nobody Likes Me. Watch the Howard Ross-directed visual now availabilble via YouTube HERE. The “Neva Know” visual comes just days after the highly-anticipated release of the Atlanta rapper’s long-awaited full-length album. The 18-track LP features Lil Baby and 2 Chainz with production from Tay Keith, Chophouze, and more.

Emerging singer-songwriter Gus Harvey drops her latest EP ‘England’

British singer, songwriter and producer Gus Harvey has dropped her new EP ‘England’, out on Wednesday 27th May.

Inspired by recently moving back home to the UK from Berlin, the four-track release commences with ‘Garden’, a hypnotic track written from the point of view of the earth that pairs Harvey’s hushed vocals with a melange of overlapping samples and instrumentation. Next up is the dark-yet-enchanting ‘The Frangipani Fellowship’, which samples traditional Cambodian music and draws inspiration from the Vietnam War, and Brexit-lamenting ‘Bxsit’, featuring the freestyling bars of UK rapper Hypeman Sage. Closing things out is the EP’s lead single ‘Albion’, a wistful ballad inspired by a historic pub of the same name that was once frequented by the Kray twins.

Mysteries Behind Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Marriage Revealed: New Wondery Show “Even the Rich” Talks Facts

With Beyonce’s recent COVID-19 scare, fans were relieved when the test came back negative. From elevator fights to infidelity admissions, we have seen this family go through a lot.

They are the subject of the newest episode of Wondery’s Even the Rich. In each episode LA comedians Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams expose the true and shocking history behind the world’s most elite personalities.

Wondery has catapulted 21 smash-hit shows to the #1 ranking on Apple Podcasts, including Dr. Death, Dirty John, & The Shrink Next Door. Not your typical gossiper, and already garnering rave reviews, Even the Rich is already a hit—soon headed for the #1 spot!

Luke Combs’ “Does To Me” featuring Eric Church reaches #1 at country radio

ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs’ current single, “Does To Me” featuring Eric Church, is the #1 song on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase Country Aircheck charts this week. This is Combs’ eighth-consecutive #1 single—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart—and extends his record-breaking streak at country radio.

This achievement adds to a series of groundbreaking and historic years for Combs, who is nominated in three categories at the 55th ACM Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for his acclaimed global #1 record, What You See Is What You Get.

Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage Remix” ft. Beyoncé Hits #1 On Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart    

Megan Thee Stallion has today achieved another huge career milestone in what is already her most important year yet, with her single “Savage Remix” featuring Beyoncé reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This is following on from the news that the track has also officially reached #1 at US Rhythmic radio, alongside its 3 weeks at #1 on Urban radio; completing a meteoric ascent for one of the year’s most ubiquitous tracks.

Qveen Herby drops EP 8; releases official video for “Sugar Daddy”

Iconic independent rap sensation Qveen Herby has announced today’s release of her eagerly awaited EP 8 via her own Checkbook Records label. EP 8 was produced by Nick Noonan and Steve “Pompano Puff” Tirogene (Nicki Minaj, 03 Greedo, T.I.). EP 8 is available now at all DSPs; an official video for “Sugar Daddy” is streaming now at the official Qveen Herby YouTube channel.

20 Year-Old East Texas Songman Kolby Cooper To Release Vol. 2 EP On August 15th

20 year-old East Texas songman Kolby Cooper has announced the release of his Vol. 2 EP, due out August 15th via Combustion Music. The follow up to Cooper’s first full length album, Good Ones Never Last, Vol. 2 features 5 originals that tackle themes of heartbreak, living in the moment, and Cooper’s honest takes on real life relationships.

Another Day’s Armor Release Single “Fallen For”

Another Day’s Armor released their latest single titled “Fallen For” to all digital outlets.

“Basically the song was inspired by my personal experiences in many toxic relationships that really took a mental toll on me over the years. Like our last release I like to write very relatable music so when people hear the song they know they are not alone in situations like these” says Daemien Drake, vocalist of the band.

Olivia Lunny – #Bedsheets is OUT NOW!!

““Bedsheets” feels like a diary entry to me. The song came together spontaneously at 1am during a night spent at the studio with AJ Healey this past December, hibernating as we worked on a full project to be released in the near future.

I shared an initial voice memo with AJ that sparked the concept for this song, which included the lines, “Cigarette inside your hand, wish you would hold me like that.””

London Richards Signs To Red Bull Records + Releases “Check On Me”

Visionary artist, producer, and songwriter London Richards announces his signing to Red Bull Records, along with the debut of his latest track “Check On Me,” out now. Produced by Robbie Soukiasyan, the energetic track shines a light on the importance of the human experience, and the need to check on loved ones from time to time. The timely single marks London’s first release on Red Bull Records, with a highly anticipated project due out later this year.

The Lawrence Arms Announce New Album ‘Skeleton Coast’ + Share “PTA”

Skeleton Coast was recorded 30 miles east of El Paso, TX at Sonic Ranch Studios with longtime producer Matt Allison. It was kind of like album camp in the sense that we were in this very remote setting for two weeks and really focusing on making the record. That was a very different experience for us because we’ve always made our records in Chicago which is home and all the things about home are in the way,” says vocalist and guitarist Chris McCaughan.

Tamba Hali Releases “Emergency” ft. Faithvonic & Pillz Today

Monrovia, Liberia-born recording artist, Tamba Hali, released the latest Relumae Records single “Emergency” featuring liberian superstars Faithvonic and Pillz today. The flowing yet rhythmic Masterkraft-produced track perfectly showcases Faithvonic and PIllz, while Tamba sets the tone with his intro verse. “Emergency” is available everywhere now.


Multi-Platinum-selling rock band Puddle of Mudd will return to the stage to perform a live stream concert from the world famous Whisky a Go-Go in West Hollywood, California. The concert is presented by The Oracle Live and Veeps and starts at 7 PM PST. Tickets are available at puddleofmudd.veeps.com. General admission is $15, and the band also is offering a special $50 bundle, which includes a show ticket as well as a video meet and greet with Wes and the band. The show will be available for viewing for 48 hours, so fans around the world can watch at a time convenient for them.

Danny De La Rosa Premieres Official Music Video For Single “It’s Alright Its OK” on V13.net

“This song is from the perspective of a straight laced moralistic guy that is hanging out with a girl that likes to party and raise hell. The guy is trying to change her to be his idea of normal and trying to push “maybe just wine on Sundays listening to Coldplay” instead of constantly drinking and embarrassing him. He ends up realizing he cant change her and he has to stop wasting his time. The album has an extended version of this song with a cool blues breakdown” says Danny De La Rosa.

Watch Danny De La Rosa’s Video Game-Themed “It’s Alright It’s OK” Video [Premiere]


High Off Life, the new solo album from the game’s preeminent trap star, Future, debuts at no. 1 this week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with a first-week performance of 153,000 units. It’s Future’s sixth solo chart-topper (his seventh overall) and the highest SPS mark of his career for a debut week.

Future Tops Album Chart with ‘High Off Life’; DaBaby’s ‘Rockstar’ Is No. 1 Song

Josh Kimbrough – Slither, Soar & Disappear. Out on Tompkins Square, June 19th, 2020

Josh Kimbrough is a fingerstyle guitarist and composer from Chapel Hill, NC. For the last 15 years he’s been a core member of the NC collective, Trekky Records (Lost in the Trees, Phil Cook, Sylvan Esso). He learned to play by studying Freddie King instrumentals and Fernando Sor classical guitar exercises. Josh has teamed up with producer and bass player Jeff Crawford (The Dead Tongues, Big Star’s Third) for the first full length under his own name. Slither, Soar & Disappear is an intimate and immersive song cycle inspired by the natural world, fatherhood, and the joy of solitude. On it, small ensembles of double bass, flute, strings, mandolin, banjo, and drums adorn his nylon and steel string guitar work.


Set over a hypnotic beat, singer, songwriter and producer Chloe Angelides’ “Crickets” is the story of unbalanced love and the feeling of loneliness that inevitably brings. The regret, anger, confusion and sadness over time wasted. Out today, May 22 on Spanakopita Lullabies/Empire, the song has obvious parallels to society in isolation, apparent both lyrically and sonically yet purely coincidental.


“Because of a constant paranoia that everyone is out to get me, it’s rare I let anybody get close to me. When I met her, I fell in love and let myself be vulnerable,” says Joseph Black. “I could have treated her better and maybe she would have stuck around. I made this song for her. I’m big on manifestations so I put this song together hoping she understands the way I really felt.”


Singer/songwriter Juke Ross releases his new track “Higher” today (listen here). The track will be featured on Juke’s debut album Chapter 2 which is set for release on June 19th via Palm Tree Records/RCA Records. Juke says of the track, “”Higher” is about the end of a rainstorm with no rainbow. It’s about being wet by the rain and the only way to get dry again is by running forward and upward. It’s about the return of happiness because the rainstorm though it made you feel small, reminded you of what it is to feel young at heart again.”

Guardian Of Lightning liberate suffering souls with “Raise Your Sword” music video, new album out July 17!

“Raise Your Sword” is the second music video from the band’s debut full-length album Cosmos Tree which will be released on July 17, 2020 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Eurico Tavares at Stage Record Power Audio Studio in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Guardian of Lightning are pioneering a new spin on the metal genre known as “thunder metal” which replaces the typical lead guitar role with that of an ultra-heavy, thundering electric bass.

Chicago duo Silver Liz unveils dreamy new single “Microwave S’mores”

Silver Liz, the Chicago-based DIY recording project of Carrie and Matt Wagner, are prepping the release of their sophomore album, a sonic departure from their shoegaze-y debut, I Can Feel the Weight. Genre-wise, the album will be fairly eclectic with “Microwave S’mores” being the only song fitting in the shoegaze/dreampop category.

Silver Liz – “Microwave S’mores”

Single: Inkswel – “The Sun” ft Ohmega Watts & Lailah Reich

After years of releases on labels such as BBE, Sonar Kollektiv and Rush Hour and with a multitude of works with award winning artists such as Pugs Atomz, Steve Spacek, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Blu, Inkswel is finally launching his own record label with his partner Charli Umami. Enter Inner Tribe. A play on words, the labels ethos speaks to invoke the vibe and spiritual connection within us all. The innovative new label is built upon the very foundations that first inspired the couple, that being a love of Hip-Hop and Soul music. Inner Tribe’s debut release is a double single, premiering Inkswel’s Mind Beats Series- which will eventually take its final form as an album.

New Music From Sting “Don’t Stand So Close To Me (Dave Audé Remix)” Out Now

17-GRAMMY award-winner Sting views the long list of songs he’s written as living, breathing organisms which is why he is regularly adding variations to them and re-imagining their arrangements.

Whether it’s performing new renditions live on stage or with the release of his current album, “My Songs” – a collection of updated and modernized iterations of some of his most celebrated songs – Sting approaches his renowned catalog with dynamism.

DEEPER GRAVES: Solo Project Of Chrome Waves’ Jeff Wilson To See Release In July

Open Roads is the debut album from DEEPER GRAVES, the solo venture of Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, ex-Nachtmystium). The record has been confirmed for release in early July, and its lead single, “Open Arms,” is now streaming.

Far removed from the metal output he is known for releasing over the past two decades or more, with DEEPER GRAVES, Wilson creates lush soundscapes and slow-paced rock movements that venture further into the realms of his post-punk, shoegaze, and alternative influences, with elements tracing to foundational acts like Bauhaus and Joy Division.

J GRGRY premieres “Don’t Ever Give Up” video in V13 interview

Seattle-based synth pop hero J GRGRY released “Don’t Ever Give Up” earlier this month, but earlier today, he premiered an surprise accompanying video in an interview with V13.

“The idea for the video came from some difficult moments over the past few years,” GRGRY tells V13. “The idea for the video came as a full circle conclusion to me as a young teenager in my bedroom, day and night, teaching myself how to play all these instruments, persevering and finding true joy despite the chaos I was experiencing.”

Watch J GRGRY’s Uplifting New Music Video and “Don’t Ever Give Up” [Premiere]

New Spell – Of Time: Part III EP

“Music is magic. It’s mood management and it’s a way to connect, especially during uncertain times,” shares Leanne Kelly, primary songwriter of New Spell.

Today, the San Francisco-based indie-pop duo announces the third and final installment of its Of Time EP series. This particular release is an important entry in New Spell’s catalog, as its mesmerizing synth-based aesthetic points the way to the future of the group who now operates officially as a two-piece plus producer. Spanning 4 years since the release of Part I, this project weaves a dystopian thread throughout, reflecting a time of unprecedented upheaval and asking questions that have no simple answers.