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KID DAD Release New Single/Video “A Prison Unseen”

Paderborn, Germany indie/rock band KID DAD have announced that their debut album ‘In A Box’ will be released August 21 via Long Branch Records.

They’ve also revealed a new single – ‘A Prison Unseen’ – with accompanying music video. The visuals are an abstract series of vignettes that are evocative of the song’s themes.

Sci-Fi Inspired Indie Rock Project Baron Minker Hypnotizes with New Video Premiered on Substream Magazine

Sci-Fi Novelist Philip K Dick once asked ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ Portland-based, Sci-Fi-influenced, experimental indie rock project, Baron Minker, has laid out something even deeper to cater to the somnolence of robots.

Baron Minker Shows Us “How to Avoid Japan” In New Video

Gretchen Peters Shares Music Video For “The Sailor” From Mickey Newbury Tribute Album Out Now

Today, Gretchen Peters shares the music video for “The Sailor,” a track off her new album The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury which is out now on Scarlet Letter Records. No Depression said in their review of the album that, “While Newbury’s recording of ‘The Sailor’ has a lo-fi folk/Glen Campbell-esque feel, Peters’ take is dreamy and textural, her sultry vocal buoyed by a simple piano part and languorous guitar.”


NEW SONG ALERT! Bloody Heels “Ignite The Sky”

Bloody Heels have released another single & video, ‘Ignite The Sky’! People seemed to really enjoy the first single & video, ‘Criminal Masterminds’ (273K+ views and counting), so hopefully you dig this one too!

Highly recommended for fans of Slave To The Grind-era Skid Row, Crashdïet, Crazy Lixx, Reckless Love, Mötley at their heaviest, and the like.


Hip-hop’s newest star and multi-platinum rapper Polo G has premiered ‘The Goat Documentary,’ an intimate look at his life thus far and into the process of making his critically acclaimed new album, which made an incredible debut on charts around the world last week.


Multi-hyphenate Dove Cameron will headline Disruptor Records’ Twitch Livestream, Pardon The Disruption, powered by Hifi Labs, on Thursday, June 4th. For the first time ever, Dove will perform live with a full band performance. Dove will also be doing a live Q&A with fan questions using the chatroom feature on the event page. The livestream event will also feature opening performances from Christian French, Gia Woods and Maude Latour.

PC Nackt (The String Theory) shares “Exobase_Scarlatti”

Plunderphonia is a new series of musical projects that create original music by “plundering” unexpected historical sources and genre blueprints. Developed by !K7 founder Horst Weidenmüller, the debut Plunderphonia album has been recorded by Grammy nominated artist PC Nackt – collaborator with Apparat and José González and creative head of The String Theory and Warren Suicide.


The new visual arrives on the heels of the “Neva Know” ft. Lil Baby visual component also directed by Ross.

single: BIZKIT, “ZADDY”

“Never thought it would become a trend as much as it has. After Beyonce mentioned it in a song I knew it was OVER!! So I was curious to know what the hype was all about! I subscribed to one of my fav iG models and in the caption it said ‘For You ZADDY!’ Zaddy is a song to let the women on OnlyFans know: getcho money baby! And Fellas ain’t nothing wrong with being their Zaddy!”


“I’ve been following Defected since day one, from when I was a teenager working at a record store. I started off as a house DJ, playing everything from Deep-Acid and Disco, and to this day Defected always had a place in my record case. So releasing my new single “Mvinline” with this legendary dance institution means a lot! I’m happy to add an eternally banging Disco-House record to Defected’s legacy.” – Boys Noize

Lil Poppa Releases ‘Evergreen Wildchild 2’ EP — Follow up to ‘Almost Normal,’ ‘Under Investigation 2’

Jacksonville, FL’s breakout acts Lil Poppa has today released another incredible body of work titled Evergreen Wildchild — the combination of the street he grew up on (Evergreen) in Florida and self-titled moniker (wild child). The project is a follow up to one of Poppa’s first ever mixtapes of the same title and chronicles the young rapper’s journey to self discovery and the importance of his community and brotherhood in keeping him alive.


After making his Billboard Hot 100 debut for his feature on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle” track, Giveon, the rising R&B star hailing from Long Beach, continues to enjoy a captivating debut run today with the release of the somber music video for an acoustic rendition of “Favorite Mistake,” a standout from his recently released Take Time EP.

LESSER GLOW: Cvlt Nation Debuts Nullity Full-Length From Atmospheric Doom/Sludge Metal Practitioners

With Nullity, LESSER GLOW rips open a massively wide and confident blend of traditional doom meets melodic metal, paired with the likes of hardcore, post-hardcore, noise rock, post-rock, and beyond. Molding all these into one cohesive mix, LESSER GLOW stands out as a refreshing and apologetically brutal take on heavy music.

Hear the Sludge wrath of LESSER GLOW ‘Nullity’ Full Album Stream

VIENA AND THE FANTOMES starring Dakota Fanning and Zoë Kravitz

Viena, a beautiful, young roadie, travels with the Fantomes, an edgy post-punk band, as they tour through America in the 1980s. What starts out as a wild ride of concerts and parties quickly descends into an alcohol and drug induced haze. Viena finds herself trapped in a dangerous love triangle between a good natured roadie and an unbalanced band member, as she is forced to find her own means of survival-no matter the cost.

Space Kamp Releases New Single Out Now + Album Due Out 6/26

The forthcoming album ‘Electric Lemonade’ (due out June 26) which takes the psychedelic reggae rap outfit into new territory. The duo consists of Oskee, the son of the legendary Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Cuco Valoy, and Adoo, who was formerly Adlib, hiphop artist out of Philly.

So far the new album has receive critical accolade from:
“With “500 Miles,” Space Kamp generates a song rife with a chill, sonic mass, and trembling auras, forming a nuanced tune, simultaneously melodic, and swashbuckling.” -Tattoo.com

“Girl Like You” is your quintessential love song, that moment of recognizing and appreciating finding the person you’re meant to be with.” -Topshelf Music

Death by Unga Bunga Debuts New Song “Not Like the Others”

Norway’s Death by Unga Bunga is back! For over a decade, Death by Unga Bunga has dealt its own blend of highly energetic, rough and rowdy rock ‘n’ roll and wavy psychedelia that has been hailed as “a pleasure-center bullseye” (Stereogum) and “a time capsule to pure 1960s Britpop” (NPR). Now, Death by Unga Bunga premieres a video for the new track, “Not Like the Others”, via Punk News, which calls the song, “a soundtrack of ’70s hard rock and garage rock smashing into each other and creating surprisingly sunny sounding riffage.”

Boy Pablo announces debut album ‘Wachito Rico’

The artistic project of the 21-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nicolas Muñoz, Boy Pablo first came to widespread attention with the video for his viral 2017 single, “Everytime”, an offbeat, lo-fi video that shone like a hidden diamond in the rough of the internet, featuring Boy Pablo and his band of close-knit friends playing on the shores of their hometown. Following up with his 2018 breakout EP, Soy Pablo, a charming seven-track collection of dazzling, nostalgic bedroom-pop anthems, Boy Pablo established himself as more than an internet poster child.

Jaime Wyatt To Release “Neon Cross” Tomorrow – The Fader Premieres Full Album Today

Today, The Fader has premiered Neon Cross in full. Calling the album, “Stellar,” they say “One of country music’s biggest selling points is its supposed relatability — only here, the lore says, will you find real stories, the ones about death and loss and drinking too much, about fucking up your life and finding a way to live with the decisions you made. It’s all about honesty. These stories are told and retold hundreds of times, but rarely with the perspective that Jaime Wyatt brings to hers… Wyatt, by writing songs about life in jail, drug addiction, and depression while being a woman, becomes more of an outlaw than some of the other outlaw artists will ever be.”

Jaron Ikner’s ‘Arizona Kanye 2’ is out now!

Acting as a follow up to the well recieved Arizona Kanye, multimedia artist, Jaron Ikner, follows up with a sequel full of comedy, introspection and hard hitting jams.

Skope Magazine // Wolf Culture – the punk band you’ve been waiting for

The new EP features Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn, as well as contains tracks that were co-written by Alex Adam of ROAM. Lead vocalist Max Dervan shares, “This is an era of Wolf Culture that has been a long time coming. We hope to deliver memorable tracks that showcase just how far we have come since our formative EP. Max has incorporated his raw emotional experiences, both positive and negative so we can connect with our audience on a relatable level and bring the listeners’ emotions straight to the surface. The lyrical content has matured as we have as people so it is almost as if our listeners are growing with us.”

Rap Duo Blimes and Gab Drop “Shellys (It’s Chill)”

Acclaimed Seattle MC Gifted Gab and San Francisco-bred spitter Blimes are the dynamic duo that is Blimes and Gab, your badass aunties who secure the bag. The critically acclaimed duo’s breakout debut single “Come Correct” reached more than 10 million views: a hell of a feat for a music video that was released on a wintry Friday night in 2018.

In the age of Coronavirus, College Students Deserve More than Video Chats

Berklee College of Music’s president Roger H. Brown penned the article College Students Deserve More than Video Chats, about the importance of making online educational experiences meaningful in the age of coronavirus.

While many colleges adjusted to remote learning on the fly, Berklee Online has been leading for nearly 20 years and can offer lessons for higher education in the era of social distancing.

Students shouldn’t be deterred by the prospect of online learning. There are programs that have carefully thought through every aspect of the online learning environment and deliver an extremely high-quality education. Berklee Online, led by Berklee faculty and music industry pros, is one such program.

Alistair – ‘Metro’ single + music video

As teens, members of alt-rock band Alistair played together in a myriad of configurations, exploring a variety of genres. It would be processing heartbreak that focused the guys, and galvanized the Phoenix, Arizona-based quintet into forging a signature, urgently-emotive sensibility that fuses 1980s new wave and 1990s alt-rock with a sleek modern rock sensibility. Today, the quintet releases its aptly-titled debut, Love and Other Human Vices, featuring the single “Metro.”

TWIN XL Drops Quarantine-Shot Visual for “Melt”

On their new music video, TWIN XL shares, “Up until this release, we hadn’t really done a straight up performance video yet and with all of us being stuck at home under quarantine, it seemed like a fun thing to do and suited the vibe of the song. Our director, Jade Ehlers, helped to come up with this really cool angle where it almost feels like we are trapped inside of these old TV’s performing the song – it’s really quite symbolic. We shot it ourselves from two different locations and he put it all together. It was a really awesome and fun learning experience.”

Hattie Oates debuts lush and brooding new sounds with ‘High’

Over the course of three years, Tamworth songwriter Hattie Oates has flourished from being a 17 year old buzz artist, to now being a formidable voice that has captured the attention of fans and industry alike. Hattie’s new single, ‘High’, sees her stepping further into new sonic territory as she plays with darker pop tones and explores the effects of sudden impulses.

Oly Sherman returns with infectious new single, ‘Homeboy’

We’ve already heard the sort of vibes Sydney songwriter Oly Sherman has been working with for 2020 on his January release, ‘Madness’, and now we’re getting more insights into this talented musician’s building stock of work. Releasing his new single ‘Homeboy’ this month, Sherman swathes polished songwriting in slick production and indie influences. Another strong step forward for Sherman, ‘Homeboy’ is one of his most intimate offerings yet.

WOLVES IN ARGYLE: Dangereux Debut From Oakland Punk/Garage Rock Unit

Formed from the ashes of Seattle punk Icons, The Gits and Oakland’s notorious street punk band The Oozzies in 2015, WOLVES IN ARGYLE blurs the lines between punk, grunge, desert rock, and 1990s Sub Pop alt-rock.Produced by Tad Doyle (Tad, Hog Molly, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) and mastered by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, Mudhoney) at Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studio, Dangereux is thirty-two-minute white-knuckle ride, recorded “hot,” and reminiscent of the production value of albums such as Nirvana’s Nevermind and Husker Du’s Land Speed Record.

GANG OF FOUR announces new EP “ANTI HERO” (7/17)

The surviving members of Gang of Four, singer John Sterry, bassist Thomas McNeice and drummer Tobias Humble, have joined with Andy Gill’s widow Catherine Mayer to celebrate Andy through music – and in raising funds for Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, the London hospital that tried so hard to save his life earlier this year.

SWEATER CURSE release new single + video for ‘CLOSE’

Brisbane’s loveable indie outfit sweater curse grace us today with powerful new single ‘Close’, and news of a second EP. Written during a turbulent time with the help of their friend, Alex Lahey, the song premiered via triple j’s Home & Hosed last night, and already receiving multiple five-star reviews on their unearthed page.


COLOR BLIND is a majestic 13-track record full of unfettered imagination and genre-pushing musicality. pluko demonstrates his technical prowess throughout the album, dabbling with grandiose percussion, multi-layered production, and glistening synthwork. He buries hidden tidbits throughout the album, like the morse code poem on “i hope its not goodbye,” and the spoken French at the end of “rainbow,” making for an interactive and innovative listening experience. In addition to his solo work on the album, pluko also collaborated with artists like Panama, ilo ilo, Nate Traveller, and Cassette Tapes, expanding his sound into new genre territories. “My entire goal for COLOR BLIND was to write something that everyone can enjoy and listen to, even non-electronic fans,” pluko writes. “I tried to create a vibe that feels extremely fresh. Something that nobody has heard before.”

HOURS Ft. Maria Aasen – ‘No Good For Me’

HOURS is one of Norway’s most exciting upcoming DJ/Producer acts. They have since 2018 released fresh music that you might have heard on radio-stations such as NRJ, Kiss, Slam! & mP3. They have released music with great vocalists such as Max Landry, OMZ, Lise Reppe, Alexandra Rotan & Art Felixx and are now ready to release more box fresh music with other talented artists very soon.


Today, Juice WRLD and Trippie Redd released new track “Tell Me U Luv Me” produced by Nick Mira and OK Tanner of Internet Money. The track features an accompanying music video directed by Cole Bennett.

Yemi Alade Releases ‘Boyz’

Award-winning Nigerian superstar Yemi Alade—who most recently contributed two tracks to Beyoncé’s The Lion King companion album—shares a new track, ‘BOYZ,’ today—listen here. The song, uptempo Afropop courtesy of frequent collaborator Vtek, is the first new music from Yemi this year and is taken from her forthcoming fifth LP. Additionally, The music video for “BOYZ” is imminent.

K-Trap Shares New track and Video ‘Private Snap’

This latest release from the buzzworthy young rapper is the follow up to his last single “Off-White” featuring Nafe Smallz. Directed by Suave [Fredo, D-Block Europe], ‘Private Snap’ features a subtle blend of animated and comic book style effects. With Trap’s signature flow laid over a distinct and melodic beat, again showcasing his evolving vision and pioneering sound that is quickly defining the UK Rap scene.

NEW SINGLE – SVEA Shares Irresistable ‘All My Exes’, Out Today Via Universal Music Sweden

‘All My Exes’ starts with a crackling record player that flows into SVEA’s resilient and honest lyrics which sets the tone for a more organic, rich production. The track reveals a vulnerable side to the Swedish singer, that hints to her sound and style evolving melodically with the new material she’s set to release this year.

FRUK premiere Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards’ Dreaming

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards are premiering their song “Dreaming” today from their July 17 album BITTER BETTER. The album finds the group drawing on their extensive string music background and knowledge of folk and roots music, incorporating dance-worthy foundational grooves, synth, and loops to push the boundaries of the genre.

Mella Dee drops new single ‘Sidney Street’…

Written in honour of Sheffield nightclub Niche, ‘Sidney Street’ delivers a modern take on the bassline sound that the influential venue helped pioneer. As the title track taken from a forthcoming EP, its sugar-sweet vocals and moody, rolling bassline pays it’s respects to that signature Niche sound. Mella’s very own Warehouse Music sees ‘Sidney Street’ follow on from January’s ‘Ridgewood’ EP, a similarly dancefloor-focused EP composed of six chunky techno cuts.

The Confusions – ‘Like Science Fiction’

The Confusions firade nyligen 27 år som skivutgivare och med över 200 utgivna låtar (typ 20 album om det varit album) är de något av indie ikoner med publik över hela världen.

I januari spelade de två set med över två timmar musik för en entusiastisk publik på Tonhallen i Sundsvall från hela sin yviga karriär.

Här kommer en lite oväntat singel. Efter ett radband av poppärlor så är det dags för lite stomp och stök. En lite 70-talsdoftande gitarrfest – Like Science Fiction.

New Today // Dylan – “Red” EP

London-based singer / songwriter Dylan works thematically. Her debut EP, last year’s Purple, was focused on that colour and its connotations. A patchwork of violets, indigos and amethysts, this body of explorative pop tied together her feelings of disarray as a young musician navigating her own relationships in this new space.

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