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2nd Grade’s debut album, Hit to Hit, is out now on Double Double Whammy!

The album premiered earlier this week on Stereogum where they named it the Album of The Week saying that the “songs provide glimpses into a lot of different feelings, from frustration to wistfulness to boundless glee.”

Sam Himself shares EP ‘Slow Drugs.’ Lead single, “Slow Drugs” feat. on multiple editorial Apple Music playlists

The focus track for Sam’s new EP, “Like A Friend,” is accompanied by another visually stunning music video, shot in the Swiss city of Zurich. Joining forces again with the same director, Sam wanted to create a counterpart to his “Slow Drugs” video, which takes place entirely in the Swiss Alps. Where the latter relishes the daytime splendor of Swiss nature, “Like A Friend” takes its viewers on a journey through one long night deep in the seedy underbelly of Switzerland’s biggest city, where drugs are decriminalized, prostitution is legal, and last call rarely comes before dawn. The video also marks the screen debut of Sam’s little brother, who dyed his hair blond for the occasion and was entirely nonplussed at the few public drunks populating the amusement district during the pair’s early evening shoots.


Vocal/production-duo Grey is back with their latest slice of pop perfection “For The Night” – an anthemic banger with glistening pop melodies designed to encapsulate the feeling of being young forever. LA-based brothers Kyle and Michael Trewartha create a melancholic atmosphere that pulls you into every beat of the song. “We might not always know how we’re getting by that don’t mean we’re broken up inside // One day we’ll live it up in the higher life but till we get there we’re living for the night” is the chorus amplified by a pumping baseline and lyrics that’ll have you singing with chest. From the very first opening bars, the club-ready track meshes simmering rhythms and thundering choruses, laid over an infectious electro-pop undercurrent.

Chapel Release “Mushy Gushy” Today Along w/Video Animated & Filmed in Quarantine!

“Mushy Gushy” is the follow up to 2019 single “Friends” which saw love from SiriusXM’s Alt Nation and Billboard, who premiered the music video for the track in October. “Mushy Gushy” and “Friends” are the band’s first new singles since debut EP Sunday Brunch, which has streamed over 5.5 Million times, was released in 2017.

Ghost Gnotes’ Self-Titled Debut Album Out Now

Premiering the album with Atwood Magazine with an in-depth deep-dive of the album’s 9 stunning tracks, they describe, “Ghost Gnotes is a powerful dive into raw feeling, saying so much with so little as Mossman utilizes his guitar, vocals, and assorted accompaniments to create a stirring, moodily reflective soundtrack to introspection… a gorgeously ethereal, intensely grounded listening experience.”

Marin Patenaude Releases Sophomore Album ‘Sight Unseen’

Indie folk artist Marin Patenaude has unveiled her sophomore full-length entitled Sight Unseen today (May 29) via Dallas Green’s Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records.

Grand Pax Shares New Track “One Of Us” || ‘PWR’ EP Due Out 6/26 On Blue Flowers

“One of Us is a pretty simple track about the link or bond between two people,” Pax explains. “You see how, when you are super aware of somebody, when they move you move. and how maybe you just can’t get on the same level, or find the right space to exist in. It’s one of my favourite tracks lyrically, I wrote it in one fell swoop which is rare. And I had a real clear vision of what was gonna come out of my mouth, before it even formed words.”

AU/RA – “Ideas (End of the World Remix)”

Following the release of her latest song “Ideas,” Au/Ra has shared a remix of the track by Japanese super-band End of the World.


After moving from her small town in Missouri to the bright lights of Los Angeles, Chappell opens up about struggling to make the huge adjustment. “Come get me out of California, no leaves are brown. I miss the seasons in Missouri, my dying town,” she sings.


Racking up nearly 358 million YouTube views in just a year and over 1.6 billion global streams across major platforms, the Bogalusa, Louisiana MC’s formula of rapping about his true story is as much addictive as it is authentic.

Elle Winter Drops “Yeah, No (Andrelli Remix)”

Boasting over 200K monthly listeners on Spotify alone, Winter’s breakout single “Yeah, No” has clocked 3 million streams and has become a streaming hit worldwide where it’s trended on Indonesia and Malaysia’s Viral Top 50 charts on Spotify and is currently featured on Apple Music’s A-List Pop, Breaking Pop, and Heartbreak Pop playlists as well as on Spotfiy’s massive Teen Party playlist.


Released today by South Coast Music Group, the deluxe edition of Toosii’s Platinum Heart mixtape kicks off with seven new tracks, including the tour de force “Club House,” which lays Toosii’s lightning-speed wordplay over a cinematic bed of big, melancholy synths, and the street-smart “5 Stars.”

Jake Bugg Releases New Track “Rabbit Hole” Out Today

Following recent track and short film Saviours Of The City, new release Rabbit Hole was written and recorded in LA with Tobias Jesso Jr. and Andrew Wells (Ellie Goulding, Jason Mraz) and previewed at shows earlier this year. Opening with a solemn guitar riff, it builds to an upbeat chorus both reflecting the highs and lows and the conceptual vs reality nature of the lyrics. Jake says;

Portland’s Deathlist (Jenny Logan) releases gripping new album today, ‘You Won’t Be Here for Long’

Eleven PDX calls the album “a mesmerizing and haunting mix of goth, synth-wave and post punk that find an artist coming to terms with old ghosts and discovering universal bliss while it’s there for the taking.”

On You Won’t Be Here for Long, Deathlist’s fourth LP in as many years, Logan goes looking for the horrible and awesome mysteries beyond the veil. What strange forms lurk behind the fleeting despair and dour moods that define our everyday?

Local Feature: Deathlist

Dive Index’s ‘Waving At Airplanes’ is out today

Regarding the track/video, Will stated: “The album title was floating in my head while I was sketching out these new songs – Waving At Airplanes – the childlike ritual that’s optimistic yet futile, hoping that you just might be seen. After sending Natalie the demo, I mentioned the title and it must have triggered some inspiration because she came back and said, Do you have a title track yet? Thankfully I didn’t. I loved the way her lyrics portrayed that same sentiment through the eyes of a child.

Premiere: DIVE INDEX releases new video for ‘Waving at Airplanes’

Cindy Blackman Santana & Carlos Santana Premiere “Imagine” via Rolling Stone

The song drops today and is featured on the first playlist from SongAid and WhyHunger’s ongoing effort to fight the global hunger crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, each week SongAid will release new music from a growing list of contributing artists. Each time a fan listens to a SongAid song, the streaming proceeds will go to WhyHunger’s Rapid Response Fund. Content will be distributed through a partnership with leading music distribution company The Orchard and made available to fans listening on Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Apple Music and sharing on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana Cover John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

Taiwan MC: “Mr Babylon” OUT NOW

Premier single tiré du prochain LP Special Request, « Mr Babylon » est un morceau politiquement engagé, qui s’attaque au thème du mensonge d’État et à celui des violences policières, des sujets cruciaux qui résonnent tristement avec l’actualité en cette période troublée.

VOIDCEREMONY: “Sacrosanct Delusions” From California Death Metal Act Now Playing

Circulating in the pits of the deepest underground for nearly seven years, VOIDCEREMONY presents their long-awaited first full-length, Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel. While earlier releases hinted at the band’s unique potential and frenzied imagination, on their proper debut album, it takes its most actualized form thus far, looking ahead to darker visions of indefinable cosmic obscurity. Furiously fragmented death metal rips though the reflective fabric of reality sinking deep memory hooks into the innermost cerebral chasms. Out of the technically warped twists and unpredictable turns emerge progressively skyward guitar leads and mercilessly precise percussion work. Concurrently, the fretless bass mastery on display permeates the entire framework with an otherworldly time bending defiance.

The Hunna & phem release “If This Is Love” & it’s all thanks to Halsey    

“This song is about being in a relationship and breaking up after a long period of time. Love is raw. It’s great, but sometimes it fucking sucks!” explains Ryan. “Sometimes when it doesn’t work even through all the incredible life changing moments, you learn and you grow together and then that sometimes leads to new roads. It hurts in so many ways, most of all cause of how true and deep it was. It hurts so much you wish you could just stop feeling, you wish someone could just take it from you.” he concludes.