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20-year-old Manchester, UK rapper Aitch releases his new 8-track EP, POLARIS, out now on 10K Projects/ NQ Records. The project, named after the North Star, used for centuries to guide travelers in the night, pays homage to the young artist’s roots in Northern England. POLARIS includes Aitch’s chart-topping collaborative single, “Rain”, with AJ Tracey and Tay Keith, which has over 18 million YouTube views.


Lil Yachty has shared his new album Lil Boat 3 via Quality Control Music / Motown Records. The third and final installment of the famed Lil Boat series ushers in a new era for the 22-year old rapper, showcasing his growth as both an artist and a man – gone are the days of the “king of the teens”. Alongside the album release, Yachty shared a new music video for “Demon Time” feat. Draft Day. With features from A$AP Rocky, Tyler The Creator, Future, Young Thug, Lil Durk, Lil Keed, Drake, DaBaby, Tierra Whack and more, the highly anticipated 19-track studio album pays respects to the fun-loving Lil Boat while making clear that Yachty’s sound is ever-evolving.


Quinn XCII’s self-penned lyrics speak to the emotions and challenges we encounter when we’re younger, and aims to offer some relief and hope to those currently going through it. “This song embodies the idea of the entire album. It is what you want your younger self to hear if you could speak to them. High school is just a small chapter in the greater story of your life. Life is not as serious as it might feel in that moment.” shares Quinn XCII.

Joell Ortiz & KXNG Crooked Release New Album: H.A.R.D.

“This “H.A.R.D” project is an audio painting from me and my brother Crook. We share similar stories in both life and the music business. The common denominator being the struggle. We take u on a ride over production from Heatmakerz, ILL Mind, J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, Apollo Brown, Erick Sermon and more!! I suggest you put on your headphones and close your eyes for this one.” – Joell Ortiz

UNDERER: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Premieres “Steven” From Solo Project Of Cleric’s Nick Shellenberger

Heavy Blog Is Heavy is hosting the premiere of “Steven,” the new single from UNDERER – the solo project of avant-garde multi-instrumentalist and recording artist Nick Shellenberger (Cleric, Shardik). The song release advances UNDERER’s debut album, The Code, nearing June release through Nefarious Industries.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Underer Debuts Kaleidoscopic Dissonance With “Steven”

Chris Bell – ‘Searching in the Dark’ out today on all streaming sites!

“In my writing, I always try to combine a personal experience or experiences with things I’ve witnessed in others. “Searching in the Dark,” the first single from my upcoming album, Division Street (out June 19th), is a little bit about being on the road and a little bit about the journey of life.”

R&B Maven QUINN DEVEAUX Premieres “All I Need” on BlackBook

Quinn explains to BlackBook who premiered the video today, “When my band and I got back to Nashville from a month-long tour of Russia from the Far East to St. Petersburg last year, we were feeling good and decided to record some of the songs from tour. ‘All I Need’ turned out fun and it’s no surprise ’cause that song was always a favorite when we played it live. I’ve always loved vocal breakdowns and I don’t think they are done enough, so I threw that in and doing that live with the gals is always freeing.”

BlackBook Exclusive: Quinn DeVeaux’s Classic Soul Playlist + ‘All I Need’ Video Premiere

Death Valley Girls return with Breakthrough! Out June 12th on Suicide Squeeze Records

Their new EP is out June 12th on Suicide Squeeze Records and the title track, an Atomic Rooster song from the 70’s, premiered recently on Revolver calling it “bluesy, heavy cover…” Head to their site to read an interview between DVG’s Bonnie Bloomgarden and Damien Echols of The West Memphis 3 to learn more about how he inspired the band to record this song and pursue their own practice of astral projection.

THE AGONIST Drops New Music Video For “In Vertigo”

September 2019 saw melodic death metal juggernaut, THE AGONIST, release their sixth studio album, Orphans, via Rodeostar Records. With Orphans the band delivered their most extreme, melodic, and larger-than-life sounding record to date.

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, The Agonist chose to connect with their fans in a unique way – teaming up to create their brand new music video for the song “In Vertigo.”

JAWNY Releases Video for “Anything You Want” Today

Los Angeles based songwriter/multi-instrumentalist JAWNY (fka Johnny Utah) releases the video for “Anything You Want” today. Directed by Ariel Fish, the quarantine friendly love story was filmed remotely in Los Angeles where Fish and JAWNY collaborated to make the different characters out of things they had in their homes or by filming people they were quarantining with.


Says Rosalia of “TKN”, “Travis es un artista al que he admirado mucho desde el principio de su carrera y no me puedo imaginar un artista mejor con el que colaborar para esta canción. Siento que ahora es el momento de lanzar este tema, después de tantos meses encerrados echando de menos la libertado o el estar en comunion con los nuestros. Espero q tkn os de energía, os haga bailar y os de fuerza si estáis en momentos difíciles. Con todo mi amor <3”

Jonathan Something (Solitaire) announces Cannibal House Rules LP/Shares “It’s Hip Not To Try”

It shouldn’t be surprising then that for his third album,Cannibal House Rules, which he is announcing today ahead of an August 7th release on Solitaire Recordings, Jonathan Something has made a sharp left turn and created something that not even the most attentive members of his cult-like fanbase could have predicted. Partly inspired by his interests in anime, classic horror/sci fi cinema and video games, Cannibal House Rules is a synth-driven album of pop songs that draw on the cultural ephemera of the mid 80s, blending the sounds of Italo disco and top 40 new wave with John Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China and Brad Fiedel’s The Terminator scores on a release that is structured to play like the soundtrack from a non-existent film.


Toronto singer Ali Gatie is skyrocketing to new heights and today, he drops one of his most potent tracks to date titled “Running On My Mind.” In just a year and a half, Ali Gatie has amassed over 2.8 billion streams across platforms, having a massive global impact. He announced “Running On My Mind” earlier this week on Monday when he shared another song “If I Fall In Love,” a fan favorite from a teased snippet. Now with the arrival of “Running On My Mind,” and just in time for his birthday on May 31st, Ali is celebrating with his fans, the LSNERS, all over the world.

Crown Lands – “Howlin’ Back Again” w/ acoustic EP ‘Wayward Flyers Vol. 1’

The group’s name is indicative of their musical ambitions: “Crown Land” is a territorial area belonging to the monarch — or, as Cody (who is half Mi’kmaq, an indigenous tribe from Nova Scotia) puts it, “Crown Land is stolen land and we are reclaiming it.” They are on a mission to represent a sense of empowerment for marginalized communities.

Gabriel Garzón-Montano Returns With “Someone”

“Someone” was composed and produced entirely by Garzón-Montano. He plays every instrument on the song himself with the intention and precision that, not only has become his signature, but wraps the listener in the emotion of the story.

Video: Alan Doyle – ‘Can’t Go Back’

Hip Hop artist and Tulsa Music Award winner / 2019 nominee Alan Doyle drops his 14th official music video “Can’t Go Back”, off the upcoming album entitled “FOURTITUDE”.

Texas- based Alternative Band LUNA LUNA Drops “LUV ON ME” (Available NOW)

On May 15th up and comers Luna Luna released their latest track “Luv On Me”. The ubiquitous unrequited love providing the backdrop, we hear the story of a young lover pleading his case for endearment. A dreamy synthesizer and a catchy hook, creates the memorable soundtrack. The track’s genesis stemmed from an old instrumental, after going back and listening to the beat they thought it had potential. They fortified the tune by adding guitar and used an 808 on to transform it into a swaying love song..