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AZURE EMOTE: Revolver Magazine Premieres “Curse Of Life” Video

Tune in to Revolver Magazine to see the premiere of avant death metal unit AZURE EMOTE’s stunning new video for “Curse Of Life.” The track is found on the outfit’s third album, The Third Perspective, which saw release in March through Polish extreme music powerhouse Selfmadegod Records.

MDLBEAST Freqways launches 12-hour digital music festival featuring Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Maceo Plex and more

Game-changing Middle Eastern lifestyle and entertainment brand MDLBEAST are to launch MDLBEAST Freqways – an immersive musical adventure and virtual travel experience that takes you around the world via a 12-hour, multi-stage online music festival that starts at 7pm (GMT+3) on June 20th and ends at 7am on World Music Day. Featuring international artists such as Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Maceo Plex, Claptone, Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Sasha, Butch, Art Department, Gui Boratto, Benny Benassi and regional stars such as Baloo, Cosmicat, Jade x Tala and Antabi Brothers. The festival offers a platform where art, music and culture combine and bring people together through the common language of music.

Fredro Starr from ONYX releases “A Few Songs” EP [Audio/Video Submission]

Fredro Starr the OG from Onyx hits you with his “A Few Joints” EP entirely produced by the late Chyskillz who also was behind the boards for classics like “Slam”, “Throw Ya Gunz” and “Shiftee”.

“Before Chyskillz passed we did a few joints, just hanging out in the studio in Queens” Fredro Starr explains. The beats are certified New York boom bap with a smooth finish, Fredro swings on the tracks with that grimee Onyx signature sound.

Fair Visions announce EP, share first single ‘Lay Out in the Sun’

Scintillating and audacious, Fair Visions’ debut EP A Way Out poses the questions that keep you up at night against a crystalline backdrop of electricity. The Brooklyn-based post-punk trio, led by songwriter Ryan Work, is set to release the six-track EP on August 14th.

The songs on A Way Out were written in the years following Work’s move to New York, when his discovery of the city’s eternal four-on-the-floor rhythms coincided with a period of soul-searching. Evoking Bowie and New Order with its oscillating moods and lush instrumentation, “A Way Out” finds its place in the heady dance lineage of New York New Wave.

EN MINOR To Release Debut Full-Length This September Via Housecore Records

An experimental and eclectic musical endeavor that finds Anselmo exploring a softer, graver vocal style, EN MINOR is an honest and deliberate change of pace delivering brooding tales of pain, regret, and sorrow. At once ugly and beautiful, EN MINOR features the collective talents of Stephen Taylor (Superjoint, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Wovenhand, 16 Horsepower), Kevin Bond (Superjoint, Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down, Superjoint), Calvin and Joiner Dover (The Dover Brothers), and Steve Bernal (former first cellist in the Temple Symphony Orchestra).

Jack The Radio Premieres Animated Video For “Creatures” Today

The idea of the comic book was born from Hage’s passion for art & design. He’s not only created artwork for Jack The Radio but has also done work for Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), American Aquarium, and festivals such as Hopscotch Music Festival and IBMA’s World of Bluegrass among others. The collection of cosmic-country-fried sci-fi short stories catalogs the adventures of the ever-resilient character, Jack the Radio, and includes comics and pinups from 30+ professional artists from around the world. “Jack confronts creatures both real and imaginary on an extraordinary visual rollercoaster created by some of the comic world’s finest artists,” says director Justin Zimmerman of Bricker-Down Productions®. “Jack emerges triumphant and reborn… and the lead singer of the best band around to boot.”

Jack the Radio’s “Creatures” Comes to Life in Comically Creative Fashion


Austin world folk fusion group, Ley Line, is proud to announce their new single “Ciranda” set for release on June 12, 2020. The new release is the latest single from their highly anticipated album We Saw Blue, due out in the Fall of 2020. This follows recent singles “Slow Down” and “Oxum,” which have garnered praise from Billboard, Atwood, PopMatters, Glide, and KUTX, alongside high profile Spotify playlists boosting play counts to 280,000 and rising. Ley Line also received a grant from the prestigious Black Fret organization in 2019.

Introducing Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country

A Young Man’s Country, the debut album from 25-year-old Nashville guitar ace, songwriter and vocalist Daniel Donato is set for release on August 7th (13J Productions/Cosmic Country Music). A Young Man’s Country serves as an introduction to a gifted, young artist who merges his extraordinary guitar chops with traditional outlaw country, Americana and Grateful Dead influences to bring his brand of cosmic country into the 21st century.


Zoe Wees – the 18-year-old Hamburg, Germany-based artist whose debut single, “Control,” is poised to become a breakout global smash – has signed to Caroline via home label VALERIA MUSIC. Released in March 2020, “Control” can be found on countless playlists worldwide (with Wees appearing most recently on the cover of “Pop Rising”) and is ascending the global Shazam chart. The song is receiving radio play across Europe and charting on Spotify’s Viral 50 in 50 countries.


Today, Grammy Award winning R&B artist and songwriter Leon Bridges releases the official music video for “Sweeter” featuring Terrace Martin. Directed by his longtime photographer and collaborator Rambo, the video was filmed in Fort Worth, TX, in the neighborhood he grew up in and features his father and friends, including many from childhood. Filmed in a sun drenched hue, the video finds Leon celebrating life and community.

DEAD REGISTER: Cvlt Nation Premieres Live Video Set From Atlanta Post-Rock Trio

Cvlt Nation is hosting a live set from Atlanta, Georgia-based post-rock/avant doom trio DEAD REGISTER. Filmed in November of last year, the set features two previously released tracks as well as a brand-new song and sees release as the band begins construction on their next full-length recording, due out next year.

Witness the Psychedelic Grunge world of DEAD REGISTER Live!


Due to the pandemic striking the world right now, montreal-based indie trio Braids are postponing the release of their new album Shadow Offering to June 19. The record will be out via Secret City Records. Produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie), the new album finds the band at their most personal, unabashedly flexing a new sense of confidence through songs that reach a higher level of artistry and collaboration. Today they shared a brand new video for the song “Snow Angel,“ a powerful opus that features singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s most visceral performance to date as she leans passionately into her anger, diving deeper into frustrations and anxieties about her internal and external worlds.

Lil Jon Speeds to Papas & Beer, Enters the World of Off-Road Racing

A picturesque party spot on the Pacific Ocean, Ensenada is Baja California’s go-to destination for music lovers and off-road racing enthusiasts. Today, Ensenada takes center stage in AMPD, a new video series that combines the worlds of music and off-road racing for the first time. The first installment of AMPD stars legendary producer/artist Lil Jon and champion off-road racer Alan Ampudia.

Keeping Their True Identities Hidden This Rock Trio Conjure Up Dazzling Melodies – Watch The New Video for Dots

Meet Nearly Skulls – a rock band who believe in real music, physical media but are less committed to standard human existence. Ferociously protective of their true identities, the trio have elected to only manifest themselves as skulls, leading to huge speculation as to who the mystery three are. Announcing their arrival with Dots, whose chorus “I’m a dot; you’re a dot; we’re just dots”, offers little in the way of clues but much in terms of musical muscle and a stunning ability to conjure up dazzling melodies. Expect at least some of the dots to be joined together by the time their debut album, Bucket Listening, is released on 30th July.

NeverWake Release New Single “Trapped Inside” via The Label Group/INgrooves

Hard Rock band NeverWake has released a brand new single titled “Trapped Inside” with an imaginative lyric video created by the band’s very own Johnny DiCarlo. The single will be released through The Label Group/INgrooves.

NeverWake is based in Pittsburgh PA with an international social media fan base of over 100,000 followers. The band’s previous single “Call Out My Name” was picked up and is in rotation internationally on many FM and digital radio stations.


In anticipation of her new EP, LA-based singer / songwriter Remi Wolf has announced her upcoming release show taking place on June 25th- the first drive-in concert of 2020 in Los Angeles, with all proceeds going to charity. The fun-loving and indelibly authentic pop-star on the rise is using her platform to directly support The Plus1 For Black Lives Fund (an initiative to address and continue the fight against anti-black racism and violence by empowering black communities, keeping people out of the criminal justice system, and dismantling it more broadly), and the local LA charity Summaeverythang (a community center that distributes free organic produce boxes to Watts and South Central Los Angeles) – see links to both organizations below. With space for 120 cars, the unsuspecting venue will be the first of its kind to host a show this year in LA!

IDLES announce new album “Ultra Mono”

On September 25th, IDLES will release their anticipated third album – ‘Ultra Mono’ – via Partisan Records. Accompanying today’s announcement, the band have shared album highlight and thunderous call-to-action – “Grounds” – alongside a music video (dir. by Rob French). Listen/watch below and feel free to share: