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Maverick Sabre returns with new single “Don’t You Know By Now”

Speaking on the single Mav shares, “A song about the ending of a relationship, knowing it’s over but ending it completely being easier said than done. What attachments, dependencies, and feelings of obligations do we carry over from what we’ve been taught rather than what we learn? Are you in love/relationship for genuine love, or is it the settling to norms that haven’t been questioned?”

Lost Words Present Their New Video “Falling”

Lost Words started when friends John X. (Out In style) and Ricky Daga decided to record an acoustic album, something different from what they were used to do with their Punk Rock bands. Ricky had some acoustic guitar arrangements and John some lyrics and melodies, so a 10 track album was recorded between 2018 and 2019. During the recording sessions, John asked some friends over to help with the production and backing vocals. Rafael Buga and Luíza Valladão made a huge difference in the process, with a lot of emotional harmonies. The first single, “Every Day I Fall Apart”, will be out in december 2019, and the full length album, “Hopeless Leftover”, in early 2020.


Courtney Marie Andrews’ “It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault” debuts today; watch the official music video

Of the video, Haddad reflects, “‘It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault’ inspired us to create a video exploring being and becoming a woman and the world that surrounds her in this journey. Through dream-logic, we set out to interweave our characters through choreographed echoes and mirror moments of dance to draw out an ode to matriarchy, empathy, and sisterhood.”

“After You” By Madame Gandhi Is Now Available on All Streaming Platforms

The song is particularly relevant during the global pandemic and Venus retrograde as emotions shift, relationships evolve and personal healing takes a front row seat for many folks. The decision to re-release the song came with the intention of offering up music that has the potential for soothing and comfort during a difficult time for many.

Second Arrows Premiere “Galactic”

Second Arrows, the new metal-core outfit featuring current and former members of Deadguy, Every Time I Die, Nora, and Ensign, have just released a brand new single. “Galactic” comes from their upcoming self-titled debut on New Jersey indie label, Hellminded Records. Produced and recorded by Kevin Antreassian of Dillinger Escape Plan, “Galactic” is a crushing mix of metal and hardcore with moments of space rock amidst all of the chaos. “Sonically and lyrically, Galactic covers all of the ground that we as a band want to cover – driving, spacey, frenetic, and back again.” – Dan Brennan. “Galactic” is currently streaming at Lambgoat.com. Second Arrows – S/T is available on digital and vinyl on June 26th, 2020. Vinyl pre-orders are available through Hellminded Records.

COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS – New Single: ‘It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault’

Directed by V Haddad and with cinematography by Adam Gundersheimer of Slopehouse Productions, the video was choreographed by Marlee Cook-Parrot—more widely known as Marlee Grace—a writer and dancer who has garnered widespread attention over the past few years for her focus on improvisation and self-expression.


Wildwood Kin enjoyed a phenomenal second stage to their career in 2019. Live shows included a triumphant return to Glastonbury and a full UK tour which included a sold-out London show at Omeara, while their self-titled second album earned support from Radio 2, Sunday Brunch, The Times, Wonderland and The Sun.

NECROT: Bay Area Death Metal Trio To Unleash Mortal Full-Length August 28th

Recorded by Grammy award winning engineer Greg Wilkinson (High On Fire, Autopsy) and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Cattle Decapitation, Mastodon), the followup to the band’s critically adored Blood Offerings full-length is at once earth rupturing and memorable, spewing forth seven tracks of meticulously executed vile and maniacal death metal supremacy. Easily their most precise performance to date, Mortal foams at its mouth with Chad Gailey’s destructive rhythms, Sonny Reinhardt’s intricate guitar leads, and the guttural domination of vocalist/bassist Luca Indrio.

Model and Influencer Manna releases debut R&B slow jam ‘Sundress’

Manna, known as Manna McLeod, is a model and singer-songwriter from London. She releases her debut single ‘Sundress’ on 27th May.

Beginning her career in fashion, Jamaican-Lebanese Manna has featured in a multitude of campaigns and editorials (Elle, Body Shop, Notion etc), as well as developing an interest and expertise in natural afro haircare.

Melanie C Releases New Track and Video, ‘Blame It On Me’ – Out Today

Today, Melanie C has released her brand new single and music video for ‘Blame It On Me,’ another blast of empowering, unapologetic pop from the legendary artist, embracing her life-long love of house music and disco, while continuing her message of self-love and respect.

A Letter From Weyes Blood / “Wild Time” Video (NSFW)

“Here is a video for my song “Wild Time” that was shot on 16mm pre-Pandemic, then edited together during isolation. Felt like the right time to let this video out into the world, seeing as we’re all getting saddled down by some pretty grim realities. This song is about yearning for wildness and Mother Nature in a time of chaos. It’s for sensitive people who worry about the fate of humanity and feel powerless to do anything about it.”

Japandroids Announce Career-Spanning Live Album ‘Massey Fucking Hall’

Vancouver duo Japandroids are announcing their first-ever live album today, reverently titled Massey Fucking Hall after the historic Toronto venue where it was recorded. To be released digitally on June 19 and vinyl later this fall on October 2, the 12 tracks include live versions of songs from all three of the band’s critically acclaimed studio albums. Today the band has shared the live version of “Heart Sweats”, originally appearing on 2009’s Post-Nothing.

Led Zeppelin Celebration Day To Stream On YouTube For Limited Time Starting This Saturday

Led Zeppelin has partnered with YouTube for an exclusive streaming event of Celebration Day, the concert film chronicling the band’s historic live performance from the 2007 tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. Celebration Day will be streamed in its entirely for three days only on the official Led Zeppelin YouTube channel, premiering this Saturday, May 30, at 3PM ET. Click here to view the trailer for Celebration Day now.

Oliver Marson has just released a new video for ‘To The Nines’

Following previous releases ‘Cocaine Romance’ and ‘Time for Love’, London-based Oliver Marson is set to release a new video for euphoric slice of art pop ‘To the Nines’.

SLAY AT HOME Free Virtual Metal & Art Fest This Weekend, Full Line Up & Schedule Revealed!

Slay At Home, a first of its kind virtual metal music and art festival organized by Frank Godla of Metal Injection, is set to air this Friday and Saturday (May29th & 30th) beginning at 3PM EST. The event will fundraise in support of two great charity organizations; Musicares and Global Giving.

ULTHAR: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Furnace Hibernation” From Blackened Death Unit

Bay Area blackened death trio, ULTHAR, will unleash their savage Providence full-length upon the masses June 12th via 20 Buck Spin. Recorded by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Deathgrave) at Earhammer Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (False, Thou, Obsequiae) at Signaturetone Recording, Providence catapults the band’s signature brand of furiously-paced, inverted death metal and scathing angular blackness into new diseased realms of chaos and audio sickness. In advance of the record’s release, BrooklynVegan offers up latest single, “Furnace Hibernation,” for public feasting.

Shirley Collins Announces New Album ‘Heart’s Ease’, Out July 24

On July 24, 2020, Shirley Collins will release Heart’s Ease, her second album for Domino. Heart’s Ease follows 2016’s Lodestar; which on its arrival, seemed like a musical miracle—an enthralling new album from a woman who is widely acknowledged as England’s greatest female folk singer, but who had not recorded an album for 38 years.

Kadeema – share “What Are We Not Saying Now?”

“We are writing to you to share “What Are We Not Saying Now?” the latest single to be released from our forthcoming EP, Napoleon Tornapart.

The age we live in makes speaking one’s mind a little too dangerous, be it to your friends and loved ones or to the world. True honesty is perceived as aggressive behaviour.”

Grace Potter, Jack Johnson, Marcus Mumford and More Join ‘Banding Together’ Virtual Concert

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM MT, The Colorado Music Relief Fund (CMRF) will launch with a virtual event, ‘Banding Together: A Concert for the Colorado Music Relief Fund,’ presented by Breckenridge Brewery. Today, Grace Potter, Jack Johnson, Marcus Mumford, and Nick & Helen Forster join the incredible lineup of artists confirmed to perform, including previously announced appearances from The Avett Brothers, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Brandi Carlile, Dave Matthews, The Lumineers, Michael Franti, Nathaniel Rateliff, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sam Bush, and The String Cheese Incident. Additionally, the event will feature an exclusive Conversation with Bob Weir & John Hickenlooper and an intercontinental Conversation with Nathaniel Rateliff and Marcus Mumford.

The New Regime Releases A Stunningly Hypnotic Lyric Video For “A Sweet Kind Of Suffering” Today

“‘A Sweet Kind Of Suffering’ has always been one of my favorites off of ‘Heart Mind Body & Soul’. It has a mood like no other song on the album with a great groove and melancholy vibe. It’s about feeling the weight of isolation, eventually flipping perspective, and learning to appreciate it. ‘A Sweet Kind Of Suffering’ becomes a mantra, of sorts,” states The New Regime frontman Ilan Rubin about the release.

Freak Heat Waves Share New Video/Single: ‘Dripping Visions’

Zap The Planet follows 2018’s Beyond XXXL that found tips at Brooklyn Vegan and FADER and also found Freak Heat Waves opening for the likes of Suuns, Preoccupations, Odonis Odonis, Mattiel and more. The duo, who now live at opposing ends of the country in Montréal and Vancouver, initially hail from the Midwestern Canadian prairies before relocating to Victoria, BC where they cut their teeth, earning acclaim for their early cassette tapes and blistering DIY performances.

JÁNA releases new single “Lotus”

Stockholm based artist JÁNA is today releasing her new single “Lotus”, the second track to be lifted from her upcoming debut EP Flowerworks, out July 3rd.

Co-written and produced by Little Dragon drummer Erik Bodin, “Lotus” is a song written about seeing beyond appearances and beauty. Its meticulous construction marked a new style of ambitious song craft for JÁNA; born out of a multitude of song ideas and countless demos, in its final form “Lotus” is a stunning jazz-inflected R&B cut marrying together woozy guitars, funk-inflected bass lines and tasteful electronics.

JÁNA: “Lotus”

Alternative rapper DANDELION debuts with anthemic “Ghost Rider”

Sex, drugs and modern pop, all through the lens of longing. Those are the themes for Riverside, California’s Dandelion, the solo project fronted by Nathan Oaks.

The new single “Ghost Rider” is lifted from the two song EP Fine Now, which was also released today. It takes Dandelion’s mantra of “Forever Up To No Good” very seriously, with debauchery-fueled lyrics referencing partying, sex, excess, OnlyFans accounts and “stealing every bitches sweater this year.”

Jimmy Edgar shares “BENT” (ft. Hudson Mohawke)

Jimmy Edgar & Hudson Mohawke (TNGHT), two of electronic music’s most versatile producers, have just shared a futuristic new collaboration, “BENT.” What started off as a loop from HudMo evolved in Edgar’s hands into a Detroit meets London 21st Century sonic exploration, drawing as much on his vibrant 15+ year career as a producer on the bleeding edge of electronic music as his burgeoning ubiquity in rap circles. “BENT” evokes futuristic beats from forefathers of the electronic and beat scenes, then flips it with an additional layer of resonance via modal synthesis and delay chains, emulating sonic environs akin to pipes, tunnels, and vibrating sheets.

-(16)- Shares “Sadlands” Music Video

Godfathers of sludge -(16)- shares their official video for “Sadlands” today. The track comes off the band’s forthcoming eighth full-length Dream Squasher, set for release next month via Relapse Records.

The unsettling clip was directed by Michael Panduro (Devourment, Dead Cross, Job For A Cowboy). Comments guitarist/vocalist Bobby Ferry, “I wrote this song about witnessing an all too common injustice perpetrated by those who are supposed to care for the vulnerable but end up being the root cause of the suffering, where the victim’s only revenge is to escape the perpetrator’s clutches and leave them to self-destruct.”


Today’s single “REACHUPDONTSTOP” uses a classic house hook for its foundation, showcasing all the ways dance music has morphed over the decades: passing through chopped breakbeats, bouncing jersey-club and floating trance before dropping back to rolling electro. It’s a wild ride that represents so many of Rodrigues’ influences. Within Harry’s plot for the album, the “REACH UP! DONT STOP!” hook belongs to a strange cult of kids meeting to party on the street. They reach up towards the planet: a Revolution 909 for 2020.