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Icelandic duo Hugar share “A New Renaissance” from upcoming ‘The Vasulka Effect

Multitalented Icelandic duo HUGAR release a new single & music video “A New Renaissance” from their upcoming sophomore album on Sony Music Masterworks – The Vasulka Effect: Music for the Motion Picture set for release October 2nd. The second single is an emotional album opener, with a piano melody that falls like wistful tears on a lonesome vista of electronic chords.

Watch the video Mong Tong 夢東’s “Ancient Mars”

Growing up in Taiwan through the 90’s, the brothers listen to 電子琴音樂 which they described as “relaxing chinese synth pop” along with video game soundtracks, psychedelic music, doom metal, and sound collage.

Ghetto Kumbé Share “Sola” Via RollingStone

Ghetto Kumbé have shared the second single “Sola” off of their upcoming self-tilted debut album out July 31st via ZZK Records. A second preview of what’s to come from the project “Sola” is a dreamy escape from the current state of the world.

RS Latin Picks: Black Lives Matter Edition

ROYAL Releases Impactful Music Video for Single “JUNGLE” Vocalizing Current Events

ROYAL may be new on the LA scene but they have been making quite a splash by growing their audience very quickly with their eclectic sound and electric live show. They have been waiting for the right time to put out their debut single to reflect its impactful and powerful message.

FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY: The Sleeping Shaman Premieres “The Plan” Video

Wenzhou, China-based alt/grunge rock duo FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY has issued a video for “The Plan,” through a premiere hosted by The Sleeping Shaman. The debut of the video is adjoined by an exclusive interview and photo feature with the American-by-way-of-China-based band, who has lived at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic since it began late last year.

Video Premiere & Interview: Fuck Your Birthday

Alt R&B hidden gem Emmet Lucius Pharaoh shares new single: “Motions”

Latest single “Motions” is a cool, laid-back composition that’s also very passionate in nature. Angelic synths and punchy bass give way to serenading melodies and mature lyricism that navigate through the motions of a hot and cold romance.

Kathleen Edwards’ “Birds On A Feeder” out now

Already receiving widespread attention, Edwards was the subject of an exclusive, in-depth profile last month at Rolling Stone, who praises, “Total Freedom is the result of profound self-reflection from Edwards, who’s reached a place where her past trials, false starts, and wrong turns have begun to feel less like a burden and more like a blessing.” Additionally, Edwards’ first single, “Options Open,” recently premiered to critical acclaim—The New York Times proclaims, “Warm and wry, it’s a joy just to hear her voice again,” while Entertainment Weekly declares, “a snappy and crisp reintroduction to her formidable gifts…it’s an expansive and promising ambassador for songs to come.”

LA’s Momma Release New Album ‘Two Of Me;’

LA’s Momma—a four-piece led by co-singers/guitarists/songwriters Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten—released their new album Two of Me on Friday, June 5th via Danger Collective Records. This week, the label will be donating all catalog webstore sales to the Emergency Release Fund; Danger Collective will also match every sale to make an additional donation to By Us For Us.


BVDLVD (pronounced ‘Badlad’) delivers his latest studio album ‘LUNATIC’ – available everywhere today via MOVES Recordings – jam-packed with his trademark abrasive concoction of trap, industrial metal, and hip hop, defining him as a true pioneer of the trap metal movement coming out of the UK – LISTEN HERE.


“‘Cadillac Drive’ is a lot more edgy than my usual sound,” notes Pink Sweat$. “A number of the episodes portray the beauty and sexiness of one’s blackness, so I tapped into that energy for this record.”


Rising British folk-pop artist MABES made an unforgettable entrance with her 2019 album Wait & See. Primed for stardom, the magnetic singer-songwriter’s debut – which includes smash hit “America” – garnered over 20 million collective streams in less than 12 months. Following a slew of releases this year and a taste of TikTok virality, MABES unveiled her marvelous EP Keeping the Noise Down and new single “Might As Well” via The Other Songs / Amuse on May 29, 2020. Today she shares the whimsical visual medley and talks further with American Songwriter on how the four song EP transformed into one collective piece of art representative of her teenage years – READ HERE.

Mabes Discusses Her ‘Keeping The Noise Down’ EP Visual

Moneybagg Yo Shares Video For “Cold Shoulder” Today

Memphis rapper, Moneybagg Yo shares video for “Cold Shoulder” today. The track appears on the deluxe version of his latest album Time Served which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Los Angeles-based Venezuelan-American Singer-Songwriter Kat Meoz Returns with Gritty New Single “Back For More” Out Now on CloudKid

In-your-face stadium-sized noise, mixed with an irresistible touch of gritty pop is exactly what you can expect from the majestic self-titled rockstar, Kat Meoz.

Already a singer & songwriter from a young age, Kat Meoz expanded her impressive vocal range in college, learning how to scream and master both brash and delicate styles simultaneously. Slowly crafting her sound, Kat Meoz merged her voice with her love for guitar music to form an epic ‘swagger rock’ sound. A sound which has put her under a growing spotlight for the past few years.

UNBORN SUFFER: Polish Deathgrind Outfit To Release Commit(ment To) Suicide Via Selfmadegod Records In July; “Degradation Of Evolution” Lyric Video Posted

Selfmadegod Records presents Commit(ment To) Suicide, the new album from Polish trio UNBORN SUFFER. As the album is confirmed for North American release July 10th, a lyric video for the lead single “Degradation Of Evolution” has been issued.

Since 2002, UNBORN SUFFER has unloaded a vast arsenal of albums, EPs, and singles through a wide range of labels and outlets, their pummeling, metallic, death/grind attack drawing comparisons to the likes of Suffocation, Brutal Truth, Assück, Napalm Death, and Mortician.

Let’s “Celebrate” – Prospect Hill Release Their New Single

Many remember Prospect Hill and the release that came out a year ago “Get Out” fans who have been following them know their story for the past ten or so years and this single “Celebrate” really is a gift to all of their fans. Set to celebrate living life, enjoying good times with friends, loving others, listening to music, laying poolside, hanging out at a local pub, attending a concert all the things we all love dearly!

CRYOSPHERE (DK) “Constellations” @ Melodic alternative metal

Danish melodic, alternative metal group Cryosphere have a new EP arriving entitled Constellations. The songs on the EP have been made by throughout several changes in line-up (or constellations) and that is why the title is so.

Following a turbulent personal time, Cryosphere has managed to channel all of their feelings into raw new material, for which they took time off during the winter and early spring to complete. The finished product raises the stakes in the bands evolution invoking the bands traditional symphonic metal and hardcore but placed in their own musical playground with room for sheer emotion.

Camelphat & ARTBAT Orchestral Version ‘For A Feeling’ (Kaleidoscope Orchestra)

Kaleidoscope Orchestra have released their stunning classical rendition of CAMELPHAT and ARTBAT’s latest smash ‘For A Feeling’ featuring vocals by rising singer-songwriter RHODES. Check it out here.

The track is accompanied by a video filmed during lockdown showing each member of the orchestra performing in their living rooms, topped with an emotive vocal by RHODES. The musical collective’s mission is to bridge the gap between musical genres and are known to play electronic music in new and innovative ways. After a viral hit with their Skrillex Orchestral Suite, Kaleidoscope have quickly gained a mass following, reinterpreting music by the likes Avicii, Major Lazer, Pendulum, The Prodigy and Netsky. Outside of the studio the collective have also performed at the likes of Creamfields, Manchester O2 Ritz and Liverpool Cathedral.

Ebi’Sky New Single ‘Broke’

SKMG huncho Ebi’Sky got a vision never to be broke in his dreams after working hard to get himself a publishing deal. He expressed his vision in his debut EP “Broke”, introducing himself quite well to the world and letting his fans know his personality been aware of haters. Also asking questions if he’s gonna remain broke in this paper chase.

Mass Datura announce new album with new single ‘Sutra Swoon Sutra’

Today, they have shared the opening track ‘Sutra Swoon Sutra’. Minimal at first, the song springs into a chorus of orchestral sounds. Layered violin, synths and a combination of hi and lo-fi vocals grapple for attention before resolving to a deep and earthy piano rise, guiding the spring reverb vocals “it’s a fairytale for two and we’re down on our knees, sutra swoon sutra” to a close.

Canadian newcomer Alex Frew laments on teenage heartbreak and social anxiety in debut single

You may have never heard of Alex Frew, but if it was up to him, I’m sure he would like to keep it that way. For Alex Frew, his music speaks for him; and his debut single “Get Out Alive” is loud and clear. The Canadian songwriter sings of love lost, navigating his social anxiety and wondering if he’ll ever be the same again. This theme is juxtaposed with his soothing vocals that may make you fall in love with the young crooner; a happy ending after all. “Get Out Alive” marks the first release of many.

Low Hummer share new video for ‘Picture Bliss’ – Watch now

Their fourth single on Leeds label Dance To The Radio since launching in September 2019, ‘Picture Bliss’ has seen the band continue to gain more and more acclaim garnering support from the likes of NME, BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, Gigwise, Dork and many more with this three minute blast of crunching guitars, massive choruses and flowing vocal interplay between the bands two vocalists, Daniel Mawer and Aimee Duncan that brings to mind Pixies or Menace Beach.

The Sound of Gen-Z | me+mad share the dreamy music video for ‘Time’

Indie-Pop trio me+mad make their return with the music video for their latest blissed out single ‘Time’. Blending together a variety of genres, including inspiration from alternative pop and 80’s synths, me+mad have created their own unique style and sound.

RISSA BOO : “Hippie Hardcore” New Music Video

Rissa Boo is a multipotential artist. Writer, rapper, photographer and experimented backpacker. Hailin’ from Paris, he began his activism through graffiti and breakdance before moving to New York City to feel closer to the Hip Hop culture. He starts rapping on his firsts mixtapes while backpacking in South America, Asia and Africa for almost 2 years.

Catbite “Horizontal Aggression” Music Video

On June 5th, California independent label, Bad Time Records, quietly released a split 7-inch that pairs Philadelphia’s soul-ska outfit, Catbite with East Bay’s newest ska-punk trio Omnigone – featuring members of the beloved late 90’s ska-core band Link 80.

The Allman Betts Band releases official music video for “Long Gone”

The video for “Long Gone” was filmed on iPhones in seven different locations during the 2020 Quarantine in each band member’s respective home towns. Devon Allman spoke with Relix saying, “Never thought we’d film a music video while our band is apart. From the banks of the Missouri River to the Mountains of Wyoming, in skyscrapers, poppy fields, beaches, and backyards…we’re all a little ‘Long Gone’ lately.” Duane Betts adds, “We made lemonade out of lemons with this video and I think it turned out pretty sweet. We are definitely ‘Long Gone.’”

Video Premiere: Allman Betts Band “Long Gone”

Zoe Polanski (Israeli Singer) Releases New Single (Dream Pop, Ambient, Experimental, Electronic)

“Pharaoh’s Island started out as an exciting and unexpected match between one of my guitar loops and a Goblet Drum rhythm (a very common, household instrument in Israel). The unusual combination of sounds inspired me to think about an Island east off the shore of Sinai (Egypt) and a little bit south to the Israeli city of Eilat. This island, called Pharaoh’s Island, or “Coral Island”, is the site of an ancient fortress, used throughout the centuries as a strategic point in wars between the people of the area. What enchanted me about the place was the fact that underneath this militarized land there is a parallel universe that exists underwater, in the base of the island – an exceptionally rich colony of corals and marine life. It’s this shifting of focus from the surface inwards that inspired my musical and lyrical expression in this song.” – Zoe Polanski