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Venus Furs – Paul Kasner – “Paranoia” as an examination of mental health

The accompanying video attempts to capture the associated feelings of isolation and alienation, running after and away from yourself, and the discomfort of being alone whether you’re in a crowd or on your own. Coincidentally, it was filmed just before social distancing was put into effect – a foreshadowing to the isolation we are all currently experiencing. Watch the video for the radio edit of “Paranoia” on YouTube.

Superfonicos New Single “El Adios” Co-Produced by Jim Eno of Spoon

Austin’s Superfónicos is proud to announce a new single, “El Adios,” which is out now (released on June 12, 2020). COVID-19 has temporarily halted the 8-piece band from finishing up their debut album, but they were able to put the finishing touches for the first single co-produced with Jim Eno (Spoon). Nicolas Sanchez Castro enthusiastically states about recording at the end of 2019, “we have grown fond of Public Hi-Fi and Jim’s approach to recording. Jim has a wall of analog keyboards, a closet full of snare drums, vintage tube amps and an endless supply of coffee, so we always feel right at home there.”

SAUDADE – The Long Overdue Debut Album From Juni Ata To Be Released August 21st

Saudade, the powerful debut album from Juni Ata is set for independent release on August 21st via Flying On Fire Records. Saudade is a deeply emotional collection of 11 songs brimming with poetic lyrics, rich melodies and arrangements that are as lush and elevating at times as they are sparse and captivating elsewhere.


Breaking into the scene with his sing-song flow and eerie voice, StaySolidRocky is making milestones in such a short time. Taking a page out of the classic Mary Shelley’s novel, Rocky undertakes the creation of his lost love in “Toxic”, his new music video. Directed by Rock and Egg, the video follows the San Antonio native as he buries himself in his experiments to cope with his grief, developing a secret technique to reanimate the body of his dead lover.


MOE Releases New Visualizer For His Smash Hit “OUTTA THERE”

Driven by a competitive hunger, MOE rhymes with verbal athleticism, undeniable charisma, and fierce individuality. Posting up nearly 10 million streams independently, and landing a high-profile placement in NBA2K20, the Orlando rapper brings an unbreakable work ethic and the spirit of competition from the court to the culture on his 2020 debut for Epic Records.

Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter John Craigie’s Release ASTERISK THE UNIVERSE Out Now, Inspires Fans to Vote in New Campaign

John Craigie’s latest album Asterisk the Universe is out now via Thirty Tigers and is earning raves across the board. The modern-day troubadour continues to command praise for his meaningful and thought-provoking messages delivered with a twist of irony. And while the recent turn of events has forced Craigie to stay off the road, he remains committed to his devoted fans that he has engaged, song by song, show by show, since 2009.


Polo G has premiered the music video for “21,” the latest song from his critically-acclaimed album THE GOATto be brought to life visually.” The one-take video sees Polo navigating through internal and external perils, showing that awareness can control situations no matter how threatening they are.

#FREEDRAKEO: Imprisoned Icon Drakeo The Ruler Shares “GTAIV” Lyric Video

Few rappers blur the lines between reality and fiction like Drakeo The Ruler, whose lyrics paint a vivid and cinematic picture of life in the L.A. streets. Giving a stern warning to showboating rappers who think life is just a game, Drakeo shares “GTAIV,” his new lyric video.

New Music From DaBaby “ROCKSTAR (BLM REMIX)” Out Now On South Coast Music Group/Interscope Records

Amid the massive ongoing social justice movement, rap phenom DaBaby (South Coast Music Group/Interscope Records) has just released the Black Lives Matter Remix to his latest hit record, “ROCKSTAR” featuring Roddy Ricch. DaBaby opens the Seth In The Kitchen-produced track by recounting his own experiences. The timely remix features the Charlotte native’s undeniable flow with a hint of urgency as he announces that his community is “all fed up [and] coming back for everything.” The Grammy-nominated artist’s dedication extends beyond the recording studio as he hopes to utilize his platform and label, Billion Dollar Baby Ent., to help combat systemic racism.


“‘July’ is about accepting the highs and lows of life. One can’t really exist without the other. If we never experienced bad days we wouldn’t be able to truly appreciate how beautiful a good one can be,” the band said about the track. “Sometimes it can be difficult to convince yourself that things are okay, that there doesn’t have to be a problem. “July” is our way of saying enjoy the highs, and if things happen to be low, good days will eventually come back around.”

Everything you’re about to see in Betcha’s “July” video is completely real

THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY featuring Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar & Steve Postell Releases Debut Single “Cruel Twist” with New Video Premiering via Rolling Stone

Quarto Valley Records (QVR) announces the release of the new single from recording artists The Immediate Family titled “Cruel Twist,” available for purchase and streaming beginning June 12. The “Cruel Twist” music video premiered June 11 via Rolling Stone magazine. “Cruel Twist” is the band’s first single of new music for release in the U.S., Europe and South America, and the first offering from their upcoming EP set for release in October, with a full-length LP coming early 2021 on QVR. The Immediate Family is a rock & roll band composed of longtime friends and legendary musicians – Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals).

The Immediate Family: James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt Session Vets Launch New Band

Skyzoo “A Song For Fathers” (prod. !llmind)

“With “A Song For Fathers”, I wanted to make a theme song for fellow dads to celebrate on Father’s Day, as well as every day that we may need to hear some encouragement. We’ve all grown up to music that celebrates motherhood, which has been beautiful and is always needed, but the songs celebrating fatherhood, although existing, have been few and far between.

Suburban Living Share New Single “Indigo Kids”, New LP ‘How to Be Human’ LP Out 8/28 On Egghunt Records

Philadelphia-based dream pop band Suburban Living are back with a new track, “Indigo Kids”, the third single off their upcoming album, How to Be Human. “Indigo Kids” is atmospheric and gazey, yet heavy with a constant driving force via the core rhythmic heartbeat. Praised by Post-Trash as “a new single for our contemporary hazy daydreams”, the song features layers and textural sonic elements, with a standout sax solo by Max Swan, Philly-based producer and jazz composer revered by NPR. How to Be Human is due out 8/28 Via Egghunt.