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Today, the Atlanta genre-blending duo Danger Incorporated release the video for their track “Frankenstein,” produced by Oogiemane of Working on Dying, via Awful Records/RCA Records. Going live moments ago via YouTube Premieres, the video marks their first collaboration with the influential street racing brand PINKFLAMINGOUSA.

Bananagun – ‘The True Story of Bananagun’ – Release date: Friday, June 26th 2020

Hailing from Melbourne, but with a sound stretching from 60s and 70s Afrobeat and exotica, the proto-garage rhythmic fury of The Monks and the grooves of Os Mutantes, there’s an enticing lost world exoticism to the music of Bananagun. It’s the sort of stuff that could’ve come from a dusty record crate of hidden gems; yet as the punchy, colourfully vibrant pair of sold out singles Do Yeah and Out of Reach have proven over the past 12 months, the band are no revivalists. On debut album The True Story of Bananagun, they make a giant leap forward with their outward-looking blend of global tropical psychedelia.


Multi-platinum recording artist Kevin Gates has announced the release of a lyrical new track, “Grandmotha Grave,” available now via all digital retailers and streaming platforms HERE. “Grandmotha Grave” arrives with a standout companion visual that showcases Kevin in a number of desolate areas, delivering passionate lyrics over a rich beat –

Paper Jackets Share New Video For Propulsive Pop Anthem “Baby Teeth”

LA based alternative – pop band Paper Jackets has shared a new video for their latest single “Baby Teeth” premiering now with Discovered Magazine. “Baby Teeth is symbolic of change and growth in life,” shares frontman James Mason on the track. “We’re all traveling 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.”


FULCI: Italian death metallers premiere video for “Apocalypse Zombie”!

Today, fast-rising Italian death metal force FULCI premiere their new video for “Apocalypse Zombie” at Slam Worldwide.

FAITH & SCARS Releases Creative, DIY Official Music Video for “Never the Same”

American Rock band FAITH & SCARS has released the official music video for “Never the Same”. The band not only wrote and produced the video for “Never the Same,” they built the set from scratch to create the dreamy, surreal visuals.

ABIR ( عبير) — Fragrance of a Flower

Just like a flower, she blossoms. The Moroccan-American vocal powerhouse is set to drop a new visual on June 4th and EP later this summer!

Mildlife Share New Track “Rare Air”

In their own words, Mildlife explains “Rare Air” as being about “longing for clarity in the suffocating grip of everyday tedium. Wondering what life could or will be but trying to be present despite the temptation to endlessly pontificate every decision.”

Zaia Reveals “Very Alone” Video

Zaia has established himself as an artist to watch since bursting onto the scene last year. Racking up over 10 million global streams and with multiple songs featured on Spotify’s POLLEN playlist, Zaia’s sound is best categorized as a genre-bending blend of hip-hop, R&B, rock, soul, and 70’s funk. An EP perfect for the quarantined times we find ourselves in Very Alone is a special listen. Dive in here.

Parallel Motion Release their Single: “Slave”

Parallel Motion sets their sites on delivering high-octane melodious metal productions as the band continues to converge their strengths and energies. A solid round of energized hard rock can be found in their latest single release “Slave” . Working with The Label Group and distribution via INgrooves , Parallel Motion’s “Slave” produces their kinetic meld of natural sound.

Inhaler Share Video for “Falling In”

Four friends who formed the band while they were still at school, Hewson, Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon and Josh Jenkinson bonded over a love of similar groups, taking in The Stone Roses, Joy Division, The Strokes, The Cure, Interpol, Depeche Mode and more. They have amassed a diehard fanbase and their tracks have been streamed over 25 million times globally. These songs about finding your way as a young person in the world are connecting on a universal scale. On a UK and European tour at the start of the year, they sold over 10,000 tickets and played to ecstatic, sold-out crowds.

Josh Lambert tackles different genres in the midst of pandemic on EP

Not to be trapped in a box, Lambert displays the range of his musical prowess, traversing the terrain of hip-hop, rock, and alternative all in one record. Finalized amidst being in quarantine in Los Angeles, CA, Lambert thought it was aptly fitting to call is EP, SANITY, as we all come to grips with the new normal.

MIGHT: German Post-Rock/Doom Duo To Release Eponymous Debut Album Via Exile On Mainstream In July

Empty streets, contact restrictions, breathing masks – a situation we all would have considered completely absurd just a few months ago – adds a new kind of dismalness to our daily life, which turns a somber vision into some new normality. For MIGHT, a band whose inauguration falls into these times, it is an influence on their artistic creation. Two days before the planned start of recording, the world came to a grinding halt with lockdowns implemented all over Europe.

Clint Hoffa & Lycouz ft. Sicknature of the Snowgoons “We’re Coming For Em”

Andy Cook shares wistful new single “Fade Away” | Debut LP out June 12th

“Fade Away” follows Cook’s Modern Man EP, which received acclaim from The Wild Honey Pie, Atwood Magazine and Minnesota’s NPR affiliate The Current who made lead single “Swirl” their Song of the Day.

Fantastic Negrito releases new video confronting those who inflict senseless violence

2x GRAMMY® Award-winner Fantastic Negrito wrote a song entitled “How Long?” confronting those behind school shootings, police brutality and other acts of senseless violence. Negrito holds a mirror up to society at large and asks why have people become disconnected from humanity, and how has our current culture become a fertile environment for this behavior? Negrito has now released a stark companion video featuring closeups of his face, directed by Isaiah Frazier. This is not a song that observes and comments from topographical distances. This is a song in the trenches. This is a song that has seen it, lived it. This is a song that can’t cry anymore.


Rising R&B/pop artist Christian Lalama, has unveiled his new song “Gotta Be You” (Atlantic Records) available today at all digital music retailers and streaming services. Co-written by Christian himself alongside Jozzy (Lil Nas X/Billy Ray Cyrus) and Johnny Yukon (Lil Wayne/PnB Rock), “Gotta Be You” was produced by Bizness Boi (Party Next Door/Rihanna) and Xeryus (DaBaby).

NYC-based KORETSKY Releases Fervent “Call It A Day” Video

“Summer 2018 was very hazy… I vaguely remember recording the song,” says multi-instrumentalist and producer, Olé Koretsky to American Songwriter who premiered his new single/video for “Call It A Day.” “I forgot about [the track] for a year. Next time I heard it, I was like, ‘Hold up, this sounds intense.’ There was a certain energy there and a kind of subtle grace about it, so I spent a day or two with a good friend and great engineer, Mike Dextro. We cleaned up the demo and sent it off to get mixed.” American Songwriter lauds “Call It A Day,” saying that it fits in perfectly with the rest of Koretsky’s post-punk songs, which are often overlaid with a darkwave electronica sheen and tend to be deeply intense and emotionally intimate.

Koretsky Returns With Second Single, “Call It a Day”


Remi Wolf’s debut EP You’re a Dog!, a prequel to her new EP that chronicled the rollercoaster of emotions experienced with a deep first love, put the native Californian on the map and garnered early praise from Pigeons & Planes in late 2019, calling Wolf’s version of left-of-center indie pop “fun and immediate but never basic.” The 24 year old musician began teasing her new EP in early April 2020, with whimsical singles “Woo!” and “Photo ID”.

Calgary Artist Turbo Releases Music Video for Debut Single “Heart Stop”

A truly original and fearless artist, Calgary-bred, singer, songwriter and producer Turbo, combines the gritty authenticity of outlaw country with hard-hitting hip-hop inspired beats and rhymes on his debut single “Heart Stop,” released earlier this month. Today, he follows up the single’s breakthrough success with an accompanying music video.

Alt Rock Swim the Current – Single/Video “Temperature Maps”

Tri-State NJ – The project Swim the Current headed up by guitarist Greg Antine has released his next single “Temperature Maps” . This time the guest on Swim the Current’s release is vocalist Greg Christie who has played locally in the area off and on for several years. Greg’s vocal contribution has set a tone that continues to showcase what a project like Swim the Current can produce when musicians come together and meld their talents. “Temperature Maps” certainly is a leader in the realm of modern collaborations between well-respected musicians and long time friends.

Skope | Wax Tailor (ft. D Smoke) single

French trip hop producer Wax Tailor (3 gold records and prestigious collabs w/ Nina Simone, Sharon Jones, Ghostface Killah) teamed up with US Rap sensation D Smoke to release a new hip hop electro-funk banger “Keep It Movin” today. The track was recorded during quarantine from both sides of the Atlantic as not only a feel good song but a persistent anthem during these times.

Inspired & the Sleep share new single “People”

Out today, So-Cal based indie psych pop outfit Inspired & the Sleep share “People” via Casablanca Sunset Records.

Sonically, “People” combines groovy rhythm with swooning synths, buoyant vocals, and bright nostalgic textures into a palatable alt-pop single. The song was mixed in collaboration with Delwin Campbell of LA-based nu disco project CAPYAC and “People” marks the band’s most dance influenced release to date.

Drab City Share New Track “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool”

A heady air of dislocation envelops Drab City’s debut album, where songs of innocence and experience merge with dub, hip-hop, dream-pop and jazzy soundtrack vibes to intoxicating effect. Drab City are fixated on social alienation, violent revenge, and (perhaps) romantic love as salvation; topics not new in music, but listening to Drab City in 2020, one is struck by how uncommon they’ve become. Lyrically, these songs often project punkish angst and resentment.

Lando the Nomad Drops Dreamy New Single ‘Above the Clouds’ Feat. Kelly Hafner!

“Above the Clouds” drips raw passion from the lyrics and vocals, as the melody dances over the solid electro-soul beat. Another standout track on the EP “Capture the Storm” starts out with raindrops, dreamy synths, and a mellow comforting beat followed by the soft and soothing voice of vocalist Kelly Hafner. A music video for Capture the Storm is set to release this Spring, self shot and produced by Lando himself on the beaches of Costa Rica.

PARALYSIS: Decibel Magazine Premieres Mob Justice From Crossover Thrash Faction

Decibel Magazine is currently streaming Mob Justice, the latest full-length from New Jersey-based crossover thrash bringers, PARALYSIS. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release this Friday, May 29th.

Mob Justice was produced, recorded, and mixed by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats, Harm’s Way) at Bricktop Studios in Chicago, Illinois and mastered by Brad Boatright (Integrity, Full Of Hell, Gatecreeper, High Command) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon.

SA.MAY returns with charged new track, ‘EASIER’

Continuing to thrive on discovering new elements and avenues within her own musicality, Sydney producer and singer/songwriter SA.MAY returns with brand new music in ‘Easier’. Blending electronic production with woozy vocals and soulful instrumentation, the single comes out the gate strong – a great reflection of the Northern Beaches artist’s approach to her craft.

Californian alt-pop artist Darwin’s new single ‘Dance Alone’

Santa Rosa-based alternative pop artist Darwin presents his new single ‘Dance Alone’, a fantastic synth-led explosion of energy attesting to the strength of human spirit.

This new single follows up Darwin’s latest ‘We Are Matter’ EP (February 2020) and 2019’s ‘So Few Comets’ LP featuring contributions by David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes), Brian Liesegang (Nine Inch Nails, Filter, Billy Corgan) and Kerry Brown (Smashing Pumpkins).

Damaged Bug (Oh Sees) Shares “In My Heart”

Damaged Bug (John Dwyer) has shared the latest single, “In My Heart” off of his upcoming LP Bug On Yonkers. Reviler premiered the single with an exclusive interview. On the single Dwyer explained, “‘In My Heart’ is an as-of-yet unreleased song from Michael Yonkers. I was handed a plethora of unreleased Michael Yonkers songs on cdr’s. This beautiful song stood out and we stopped during the final days of recording the album to go back in and track this one last minute. I’m very pleased we did. This song, in all its deceptive simplicity, breaks my heart a bit.”

SONG PREMIERE + Interview: John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees) Talks His New Damaged Bug Album Covering Michael Yonkers Catalog / Listen to Unreleased Yonkers Track “In My Heart”

The Graduating Class – ‘Girl (Like The Summertime)’ single

On the tail end of painful life events, everyone drops their guard and does things they might not usually do. Drinking a little extra. Spending too much money. Going out (or staying in) too much. Instead of any of this, John Queant bought himself a synthesizer.

Cassandra Kubinski Shares Illustrated Music Video for New Single “Welcome to the World”

“Welcome to the World” is a refreshingly positive song welcoming a baby girl to the world. Off of the EP Dreams, Cassandra outlines all of the best and most beautiful parts of life awaiting her niece as she makes her life debut. The video for the song, produced by Tony Daniels and featuring the illustrations of Julia Green, feels reminiscent of the children’s books we all grew up on. Overall, the song transports the listener back to a simpler, more attractive time in the past. All hope lies ahead and it is stunning.

Melbourne-based alt-R&B artist CEEKO returns with a spellbinding new single called ‘Open’

Melbourne-based alt-R&B artist CEEKO returns with a spellbinding new single called ‘Open’, offering listeners the first taste of his upcoming soul-stirring EP ‘Where Do We Begin’.

Inspired by those hard done by love, ‘Open’ is a poetically candid account of the challenges in being scarred by previous relationships. It’s about the unwillingness to let anyone else inside your heart, until you meet another person who feels the same pain.