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Kai Ming & Antoine Seychal – ‘Alright’ (feat. OMZ) – A Tune To Get You Motivated To Working Out

Alright is a mainstream EDM track to motivate you while you are doing jumping jacks and push ups. The verse part is cadenced by tiny and lively percussions that fill the mix and move from left to right to add a feeling of agitation. After that comes the build up part where the main melody appears progressively with a staccato high brass. The main melody is the most simple as possible to hook the audience. For the chorus/drop part we played with a stomp kick we designed by filtering a Taiko. We wanted this music to have an stadium atmosphere. Especially in the last part of the last verse were all the supersaw stop and we can only here the voice, the kick and the brass. We can slightly here a crowded atmosphere in the very background with whistles and claps like if you are a soccer player or something.

Drug Couple Share “No Outside / Alone 2gether”

Brooklyn-based Drug Couple are back with two new tracks, “No Outside” and “Alone 2gether”, Double B-Sides out now on PaperCup Music. The B-Sides premiered on The Deli, who praised how the songs “represent a expansion of Drug Couple’s sound beyond the softer, more downtempo qualities of Little Hits.”

JoLivi – Track: Ghost Of You

Emerging singer/songwriter JoLivi is quickly making a name for herself in the country music world. Born and raised in the Hawaii Islands, her love for country music started at a young age. While some may not correlate country music and the Aloha State, the rural landscapes, laid-back lifestyle, and steel guitar emulate the genre to a T. The ‘endearing’ and ‘vibrant’ vocalist (Taste of Country) caught the music bug as a child and quickly began singing wherever she had a chance. Recalling the ‘grittiness of Pink as if mixed with the power of Trisha Yearwood’ (Roughstock), JoLivi seamlessly transitioned from a pop artist in Los Angeles to a country artist in Nashville. Stating, “After college I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in pop music, but it never felt natural to me.

JoLivi Releases Haunting New Single “Ghost Of You”

DINING WITH DOGS: MetalSucks Premieres “Puzzled” Video By Austin Trio

MetalSucks is hosting the premiere of “Puzzled,” the new video from Texas noise rock trio DINING WITH DOGS and their new debut LP, The Problem With Friends. The video has been issued as the band joins forces with fellow Austin-based artists to raise funds for the Bailproject in support of the ongoing protests happening across the country.

Exclusive Premiere: Dining with Dogs Channel AmRep Nihilism in “Puzzled”

To Live or Maybe Not Takes Readers On Adventurous Ride With Musician Gary Revel

Musician and historian Gary Revel fully expects readers to say, “No way this could be true,” as they peruse the pages of his colorful memoir, To Live or Maybe Not.

“Don’t worry, I feel the same way when I remember some things I have done in my life,” he quips in the book’s prologue.

Part coming-of-age and part adventurous road trip, To Live or Maybe Not begins in Florala, Alabama, near the Florida state line in 1949. Readers who experienced the nomadic, hippie culture of the ’60s and ’70s will be overcome with nostalgia, as Revel takes a long, winding stroll down a memory lane paved with colorful characters and unforgettable situations. We follow Revel through his unusual upbringing, his high school days and his US Navy service during Vietnam.

Video: Dezert Eagle – Official (prod by E Hill)

The track hits hard with a heavy baseline and sharp snare which carries a classic vinyl feel to the sound.

NY-Based Indie Pop Singer Songwriter MICHAEL BUONO Shares New Single “TV”

Says Buono: “The song was written before COVID, in a time where bad first dates were just a weekly thing. I was inspired by the feeling of wanting to spend more time with friends, going out and enjoying the people who matter most to you. But now, listening to this song in today’s madness, it makes me miss both of those things. Because now, neither bad dates nor going out with friends are an option in the social distance era. But at the same time, the upbeat and fun nature of the song makes me hopeful and excited for when this is all over, because I cannot wait to party with my buddies and go back to enjoying life.”

NEW SONG ALERT! Michael Grant & The Assassins “Anthem Of Us”

Who’s ready for another Michael Grant & The Assassins track? Please enjoy ‘Anthem Of Us’ from the upcoming debut album “Always The Villain” (July 10th). Turn this track from the former EndeverafteR and L.A. GUNS member up LOUD and let us know how you like it…

Heads or Heads premiere “Lake” video on The Daily Dose

Earlier today, Kansas City-based psych pop producer Heads or Heads premiered a new video on The Daily Dose for “Lake,” the closing song from his latest record, Low Angles.

Filmed by the project’s Alex Harbolt (who is also a filmmaker by day), “Lake” is a idyllic snapshot of the lake that inspired the song coupled with Harbolt’s friends shot before COVID-19 made tight-knit barbecues and swimming a temporary impossibility.

Skope | Wax Tailor (ft. D Smoke) video

French trip hop producer Wax Tailor and US Rap sensation D Smoke recently teamed up to release hip hop electro-funk banger “Keep It Movin”. Wax Tailor, D Smoke & motion director Hugo Dauffy bypassed the obstacle of lockdown and transformed it into an opportunity to keep things movin’ no matter the circumstances.

NZCA LINES (Memphis Industries) – Shares ‘Prisoner of Love’

NZCA LINES, the project of producer and multi-instrumentalist, Michael Lovett, today shares a standout new cut from his forthcoming album, Pure Luxury, out on 10th July 2020 via Memphis Industries. The glistening, disco-specked “Prisoner Of Love” follows the release of “Pure Luxury” which was A-Listed at BBC 6 Music and “Real Good Time”.

Symphonic Metal Outfit BEYOND THE BLACK To Release New Album “HØRIZØNS” On June 19th

With the release of their new studio album ‘HØRIZØNS’ just two weeks away, melodic metal quintet BEYOND THE BLACK are kicking things into full gear. Last month, the band dropped their powerful new single “Wounded Healer”, with Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd accompanying lead singer Jennifer Haben on vocals. The evoking timbre of Haben’s voice met by the energetic vocals of Ryd complete the track; presenting a new facet to BEYOND THE BLACK’s modern blend of melodic rock and metal. Check out the official lyric video for the song via the link seen below.

ERASURE – Announce: ‘The Neon’ – out 21 August

ERASURE (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have announced details of their eighteenth studio album, The Neon, and share the album’s luminous opener, ‘Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling)’.

Germany’s Riches of the Poor Release New Single + Video – “Behave”

On their heart-wrenchingly sincere album The Long Way Down, German alt-rockers Riches Of The Poor show a mastery of melody, texture, and melancholy. The Berlin based quartet displays a rare synergy in which every instrument plays a vital role. With atmospheric guitars floating merging with aggressive rock beats, they write cathartic songs that speak directly to the lovesick heart.

ALKYMIST Releases Studio Video From The Sanctuary Recording Sessions

Copenhagen-based progressive doom metal combo ALKYMIST released their second album, Sanctuary, through Indisciplinarian on May 1st amidst pandemic chaos, and lockdowns, nationally and abroad. The band’s release shows were cancelled, but nonetheless, Sanctuary has received massive attention. The record achieved a #3 in the Official Danish vinyl charts in the week of release and press has been appreciative of the band and the album’s unique presence. Hopefully, ALKYMIST will be able to resume their live activity with the planned Fall/ and Winter shows to which the band can now add four shows across Denmark, while also planning shows abroad for 2021.

London Indie Folk Artist, JJ Draper Shares Hard Hitting & Delicate New Single ‘…if you’re awake in the night’

Following his first EP, JJ went back into the studio to arrange a new body of work. Having spent the early years of his career as a topliner and collaborator, he thought it time to take a considerable catalogue of songs to his band and work with singular vision to create the sound he wanted.

UK electro MADDOX JONES invites you into his “Headspace”

British singer and songwriter Maddox Jones unveils “Headspace”, the title track and first single to be lifted from his debut EP, set for release on July 10, 2020 via Radikal/ Quattro Records. The video premiered on American Songwriter, who called the track “a song that starts out with a simple, solemn synth-based riff, but builds into a complex, cathartic danceable anthem.”

Maddox Jones Premieres, Discusses New Single, “Headspace”

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU: Vespertine Video Teasers Posted

Set for release on CD and digitally next week via Dark Operative with a vinyl edition to follow, Vespertine was composed for Chef Jordan Kahn’s 2-Michelin Star restaurant of the same name. The score originally ran exclusively at the physical site of the restaurant in Culver City, California since its grand opening in late 2017. The program consists of seven pieces specifically written for moments within the building itself (and even the space around and on top of it).

New Music: Space Kamp Drops New Single “Lifes a Beach”

The Pennsylvania based group, Space Kamp, is on a mission to break rules and spread love around the globe with their forthcoming album “Electric Lemonade.” After spending 3 years on the road touring and gaining a cult following of dedicated “Kampers,” the band has honed their stylistic sonics. The new album takes listeners on a sonic trip, mixing Psychedelic soundscapes, Hip Hop, and Reggae while keeping to the mission — breaking rules and spreading love. Today they release the third single “Lifes a Beach” off the new album ‘Electric Lemonade’ is due out June 26th!

Premiere: Space Kamp releases dope “Life’s A Beach”

Estereomance’s Latest Single + Video for “Seen City” OUT NOW

Psychedelic indie-pop trio, Estereomance add another layer to their blossoming sound with the release of their new single, “Seen City” available now across all digital streaming platforms. “Seen City” is the latest single from their upcoming self-titled EP. The song comes accompanied by an official music video, which can be seen NOW on the Cosmica Artist’s YouTube channel.

Contemporary jazz duo Vibes Alive hope “Windchime” rings in healing

It had been twelve years between albums for contemporary jazz group Vibes Alive when their “Vibrasonic” disc dropped in early March. Only their third album in the 23-year partnership between vibraphonist Dirk Richter and guitarist Randall Crissman, each recording is an event record. The buzz started building prior to the release date when the title track earned Most Added honors on the Billboard BDS chart driven by airplay from national outlet SiriusXM’s Watercolors. However, the album ended up being upstaged by the coronavirus pandemic when the two “events” hit the US in virtual lockstep. The dynamic duo looks to change the energy with the release of the set’s second single, “Windchime,” which is the No. 1 most added single on this week’s Billboard BDS chart.

NYC native Julia Anrather, the gripping “Run to You”

NYC native Julia Anrather put out her first few singles on Soundcloud in 2015 where they were discovered by Refinery29, who asked her to “give us more, please”. She obliged and in 2016 put out her first EP, Quentin. The single from that record, Closer, premiered on Impose Magazine and Impose included the single in its Week in Pop and Year in Pop compilations. The EDM band Curtis Alto discovered Closer and remixed it, releasing the remix You Might through Spinnin’ Records where it charted on Belgian radio and racked up 500k streams on Spotify.

Hayfitz Shares Debut LP ‘Capsules,’

The foundation of Capsules was recorded over eighteen days in a Seattle home surrounded by idyllic views of the Puget Sound and the region’s mountains and evergreens. The setting brought Hayfitz the emotional space to deliver the record with resolve, bringing intentional details to each song and distilling the franticness of a Brooklyn lifestyle.

Introducing Shawn O’Donnell and his new alt-pop single

Shawn elaborates on the single’s origins, “The idea for this song came from a friend of mine who was struggling to cope with his father’s alcohol abuse which unfortunately ended up rubbing off on him which he hates but has difficulty controlling. Thus the lyric ‘stop dragging me in too, I can’t reach you in the quicksand.'”

‘Crisp and sharply defined’ GOAN DOGS explore nostalgic memories on bone-chilling track ‘ZOMBIES’

Described as ‘Crisp and sharply defined’ by CLASH magazine, Bristolian quintet Goan Dogs announce their third offering ‘Zombies’. Converging eerie experimental synths with jangling guitar pop, ‘Zombies’ reminisces over happy recollections of one’s past. Given the world’s current circumstances with the Global pandemic, it seems only fitting that this ambitious track is next on the bands release radar.

THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Embers” Video

Decibel Magazine is hosting the premiere of “Embers,” the new official video from Swedish melancholic progressive metal act THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT. The band features brothers Fredrik and Mattias Norrman of Katatonia and October Tide, as well as Alexander Backlund and Jonas Sköld from Letters From The Colony, and their lush second album, Pale Season, saw release last year through Debemur Morti Productions.

Video Premiere: TheNightTimeProject- “Embers”

Mason Presley – ‘Broken Bridge (Gringo Gang)’

Check out this visual from Gringo Gang’s own Mason Preslee as he croons to the ladies on this joint “Broken Bridge”.

Hidden Beams – Reveals single ‘Reveal’

“I felt like the opportunity to connect with others through music was missing from my life,” shares experimental progressive-rock composer Carlos Argon of his sonic laboratory project Hidden Beams.

Carlos has released many albums, performed and recorded around the world, but Hidden Beams remains his outlet to channel his boldly adventurous musicality into a format that is broadly resonant. “I feel this way people have better access to the beauty and the healing I am trying to share,” he explains.


Melbourne-based outfit Stonefox continue to tease their forthcoming EP via Seeking Blue (MrSuicideSheep’s label) on ‘White Caps’, an uplifting electro-pop outing, premiered via Acid Stag.

It comes on the heels of a pair of singles ‘Lightning’ and ‘Time’ which struck the perfect balance between moody and memorable, showcasing the band’s smooth production and emotionally honest lyricism.

GS11 “Bunkin” New Single!

GS11, of the North Carolina based 11 Grooves collective of musicians, is a versatile artist and writer from the city of Magnolia. His interpretation of trap blended with diverse storytelling is deeply influenced by his southern small town roots. As music continues to evolve GSil and the creative team at 11 Grooves including Nado and Wisereli, continue to build a catalog that speaks to his broad audience of followers looking for raw story telling fitting tales of street life vs reality. Gsil is soon to be a name remembered across the landscape of unique entertainers.

Country-Rocker Cory Marks releases “Drive”

Cory Marks mixes country music with the hard-hitting stomp of rock & roll to create songs with wide appeal to fans of both genres. His album, WHO I AM is full of autobiographical storytelling, guitar-driven anthems – fan favorite “Outlaws & Outsiders” (featuring Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, Travis Tritt and Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe) – and other fan-friendly tracks like “Blame It On The Double,” “Devil’s Grin,” “Better Off ” and the latest single “Drive” – all inspired by childhood favorites ranging from The Rolling Stones to Rush to Waylon Jennings and other outlaws of Country Music.

Cory Marks shares new track ‘Drive’

New music from TOMMY LEE!

In conversation with Tommy Lee about his new music, his abject JOY over his new album, ANDRO, is infectious. The mastermind behind this compelling collection of songs has conquered TikTok amassing 560k followers in the past couple of months, while growing his Instagram audience to over 1 million during quarantine – an audience that eagerly awaits his new opus.

Lee has had a mega-popular Netflix film (The Dirt), starred in and produced 3 Network TV shows (Tommy Lee Goes To College, Rockstar: Supernova, Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs Tommy Lee), had a NY Times Bestseller (Tommyland) and has appeared on scripted and interview TV shows – most recently, a hilarious appearance as a professor on ABC’s The Goldbergs.