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Ask Carol titled ‘Run With You’ Video

“Run With You” is Ask Carol’s first ever real music video, made by the band themselves, under the corona-lockdown. Filmed around Carols home in the Norwegian woods, this short story portraits two girls, two sisters, desperate to get away. One of the sisters is in a bad, abusive relationship, reluctant to get away, while her sister try to convince her otherwise. Eventually she’s had enough, and the abused sister take matters into her own hands. They escape together as the story unfolds in a dark, Nordic environment that sets the mood for this dramatic story. Given the special circumstance of the corona-lockdown and that Carol, Ask (Ask is a real Norwegian name) and Carol’s sister were quarantined together, the three is the only people involved in the music video. Carol and Ask filmed, produced, directed, acted in and edited the music video, and Carol´s sister played the sister in the movie. A real Corona-lockdown DIY project.

Greer Announce ‘Lullaby for You’ EP + Share “Bye Bye Baby”

Southern California-bred alt-rock band Greer have announced their upcoming debut EP, Lullaby for You out July 17 via Epitaph. The five-song project, produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Kurt Vile, Beck), transforms moments of profound heartache and romantic angst into massively catchy pop songs with Greer’s summery melodies and charismatic energy.

SOLARIS: stream debut album ‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’ in full

Italian post-noise rockers SOLARIS share their debut album ‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’ in its entirety before its official release this June 19th via Bronson Recordings. Stream it exclusively over at Metal Hammer Italy and Distorted Sound.

‘Un Paese di musichette mentre fuori c’è la morte’ settles the quartet deep into the prosperous Italian underground scene by means of six inspired tracks, recorded and mixed by iconic producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans, Unsane). From noise to heavy psych, SOLARIS juggle with noteworthy influences such as Helmet, Disastroid or The Jesus Lizard. Their tortured melodies produce mechanical and resonant emotions to the listener, definitely absorbed by their sonic invitation. Photo by Adriano Zanni. Layout by Supernulla.

PREMIERE: Un Paese Di Musichette Mentre Fuori C’è La Morte – Solaris

New Fries Share New Single “Arendt / Adler / Pulley Pulley Pulley Pulley”

Today, New Fries are sharing their latest single, the mind-bending, genre-defying, tongue-twisting “Arendt / Adler / Pulley Pulley Pulley Pulley”, the second single from their new album Is The Idea Of Us. Out on August 7th through Telephone Explosion, it is the band’s first new material since 2016’s More, which saw them team up with Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh.


Scott, Ozuna, and Tyga are currently featured on the cover of Spotify’s “Fuego” playlist (1.4M), and the single has been added to numerous other playlists including Spotify’s Baila Reggaeton (10M), Beast Mode (7.3M) + Future Hits: Latin (1.4M), and Apple Music’s Global Hits, ¡Dale Play! + Latin Pop Workout, and more.

Aiza Invites You To “Show Up” With New Video Out Now

Aiza’s new single “Show Up”, is all about moving through fear and fully stepping into yourself with pride. An uplifting percussive anthem with lush harmonies and a super funky bass line. The music video celebrates a diverse and talented cast of creatives, boldly expressing themselves through various forms. It’s a dynamic testament to our resilience, the ability to come together, and remain inspired during these unprecedented times.

Lotus Taylor Rhymes From A Sincere Breaking Point With New Video “Real Life Trauma”

Cambridge, MA Lotus Taylor breaks quarantine after his latest Corona Creations EP with a new song and video Real Life Trauma. Directed by Sando Films and produced by Epic The Dawn, the track touches upon the harsh feelings Lotus deals with but not scared to rap about. “I figured I wasn’t ready for therapy and the microphone was an outlet. But I wanted to dig deeper and get a little more gritty with the emotions. We all got real life trauma” says Lotus. Young Lotus rhymes from a sincere breaking point but proves he’s got enough fire to bounce back.


New York’s blackened, death metal juggernaut ALEKHINE’S GUN returns to the forefront of the underground metal scene with the release of an annihilating new single titled, “21,” which debuted yesterday at ConsequenceOfSound.net and is streaming now on YouTube. The song is the band’s first new material in six years, since the release of their 2014 heralded breakout EP, …And Kings Will Fall, and will be featured on a forthcoming EP, Year of the Lazerus, that’s due out at a future date. Details of the release are forthcoming.

Alekhine’s Gun Premiere New Song “21”: Stream

Unloved Share Video For “Why Not”

“It’s a world of ’60s teen heartbreak, biker gangs, strange underground movies, pulp romance and haunted house mysteries,” House explains. “Previous videos have been short psychodramas of found footage with Jade [Vincent of Unloved]’s ghostly appearance looking in on the story unfolding. In this video, Jade is centre stage. The idea was to create the world around her of a 1960s TV Pop special. The bizarre occult graphics and exotic studio extras hint at a dark, strange story behind the lyrics.”

Industrial Pop Trio AESTHETIC PERFECTION Reveals New Video for Fan-Chosen Track, “Supernatural”

“Supernatural” reflects on AESTHETIC PERFECTION founder and leader Daniel Graves’ loss of faith in the divine and process of learning how to find purpose in an uncaring universe. Shot in Leipzig, Germany, with Eulenherz Artwork, the song was brought to life using two characters who represent different sides of Graves’ personality, essentially, in a struggle for his soul.

Watch Aesthetic Perfection seek meaning in a “Supernatural” world

Independent Artist Najee Janey Releases his Reflections During Covid and Chaos with “As Is” an EP Sound Stream

Roxbury, MA – When we contemplate the past several months years from now, the collective will all likely agree on one thing; the energy that the Covid-19 pandemic brewed, the civil unrest unleashed. And, so it is for new independent lyrical artist, Najee Janey. His latest EP release, “As Is,” is a scorching, five song revelation delivered as one continuous track. A reflection of Janey’s life and times during the chaos of the Coronavirus quarantine, “As Is” echoes raw as unmastered, unpolished and unapologetic musical poetry. With “As Is,” Janey prevails as a brilliant melodious spectator, emerging from the ashes of turbulence, undaunted by the doggedness of unrelenting societal change.

Durham, NC’s Al Riggs returns with a new single, “Alice”

Out now on Bandcamp, the single premiered at Country Queer saying that if “you follow indie music, you might already know Al, who’s based in Durham, North Carolina, from their many solo recordings or from their work with such artists as Megafaun, The Mountain Goats, H.C. McEntire, Skylar Gudasz, or The Love Language. If you don’t know their music yet, you’re in for a treat.”

Boy Pablo shares “hey girl” music video

The artistic project of the 21-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nicolas Muñoz, Boy Pablo first came to widespread attention with the video for his viral 2017 single, “Everytime”, an offbeat, lo-fi video that shone like a hidden diamond in the rough of the internet, featuring Boy Pablo and his band of close-knit friends playing on the shores of their hometown. Following up with his 2018 breakout EP, Soy Pablo, a charming seven-track collection of dazzling, nostalgic bedroom-pop anthems, Boy Pablo established himself as more than an internet poster child.

Dennis Lloyd Releases “Alien” With Music Video Via Arista Records

Multi-platinum international artist Dennis Lloyd shares the animated video for his new single, “Alien” that was released last Friday via Arista Records. “Alien” is the first track off his forthcoming debut album.


Natalie Schlabs has unveiled timely new single “Go Outside,” a track from her forthcoming album Don’t Look Too Close, due out October 16th. “‘Go Outside’ is the perfect indie soundtrack to a summer afternoon,” said Ones To Watch in its premiere. “The airy acoustic guitars and dreamy vocals give the song a magic quality, as if it were a spell to coax you (safely!) out of wherever you’ve been quarantining. The delicate harmonies and swaying effects feel like a fresh breeze blowing through a field of flowers. More than anything, this song showcases the simple beauty of everyday life.” Schlabs wrote the song as “a reminder to put down my phone and pursue activities that fill me with a tangible sense of the world and my ‘flesh and bone’ neighbor outside my door,” she explains. “To be outside is to be surrounded by a world I can’t control and beauty I did not have to create myself. I can let go of some of my control and simply be.”

Rosa Ama share euphoric new single “Oku (Night Version)”

The single premiered this morning via Le Visituer Online who called the release, “a track which easily walks the tightrope of both underground cool and commercial acceptance. Another brilliant Rosa Ama production.” On Oku Night, the duo navigates between smooth synth pop and funky house. Their cleverly crafted creation is highlighted by Harks’ buoyant soft falsetto vocal and Vhyce’s euphoric Ibiza inspired beats. Each delivering their own unique melodies melded together into one bouncy and groovy house single.

LV Premier – Rosa Ama – Oku (Night Version) [Casablanca Sunset Records]

Chicago Native Alexander 23 Shares Mesmerizing Piano Version Of “IDK You Yet” Today

Interscope recording artist Alexander 23 unveils the live piano version of his quickly rising, poignant track, “IDK You Yet” today. The singer/songwriter/producer shared the song on TikTok on a whim and it quickly began to grow. Since its release, the song has over 150 thousand creates on the app. It also went on to chart across several digital streaming platforms and landed him on the cover of Spotify’s Pop Rising playlist and a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart (which captures the fastest rising artist each month). Currently the track has over 55 million streams globally and continues to stream over 1.6 million times per day.

UNDERER: Decibel Magazine Streams The Code Debut Album By Cleric Member’s Solo Project

Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive advance stream of The Code, the debut album from Camden, New Jersey-based UNDERER – the solo project of Nick Shellenberger of Cleric and Shardik. The stream hits just ahead of the record’s official release through Nefarious Industries this Friday.

Full Album Stream: Underer – “The Code”

Brooklyn, NY indie rock artist Joshua Ackley (ex-The Dead Betties, Teen Vice) shares politically charged “Black River Red Cloud” with Northern Transmissions

Joshua Ackley is a solo musician based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in South Carolina, and raised on a farm in rural New Mexico, he moved to NYC at the age of 19 to pursue music and escape homophobia. He’s been on the music scene ever since – as the bassist and frontman of NYC art-punk band The Dead Betties & co-leader of rock band, Teen Vice, with the legendary Tammy Hart. In addition to being passionate about music, Ackley has been an advocate for woman and minorities in his professional life. While serving as Vice President of Communications for Girl Scouts of the USA for 10 years, he became the center of attacks from conservative journalists including Breitbart.com, Bill O’Reilly, & The Daily Mail who alleged he was contributing to the leftist and homosexual indoctrination of children (the “gay agenda”). Despite the controversy, Ackley stayed at Girl Scouts until 2019.

Joshua Ackley Debuts “Black River Red Cloud”


Cosmic stoner-rock trio, HOWLING GIANT has teamed up with MetalInjection.net today to reveal an 8-bit style music video for their single “Comet Rider.” The track is found on the band’s epic metaphysical sci-fi saga The Space Between Worlds, that’s available now from Blues Funeral Recordings.

HOWLING GIANT “Comet Rider” Brings The Sweet Stoner Grooves With A Retro Game Look