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Baby FuzZ unapologetically jumps all over the genre map, with songs ranging from folk ballads to punk anthems and everything in between. As diverse as the music is, the lyrics are a singular and hyper self-aware narrative with strong political and social undertones. Last year Baby FuzZ, released his debut album Plastic Paradise independently and embarked on a 100 date DIY tour around the US. Last year was just the start for Baby FuzZ rising from the death rattle of a previous life of overthought pop demos that had finally eaten itself alive with a sense of ennui.


Executive-produced by Moneybagg Yo, Most Hated is Fredo’s most succinct, focused, and successful effort to date. Released in April, Most Hated propelled Fredoto #1 on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart for emerging artists, reached the Top 10 of Apple Music’s all-genre albums chart, and earned the top spot on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The rapper recently surpassed 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify and 175 million total views on his YouTube channel.


The lyric video was directed by Katia Temkin and Shannon Beveridge and shot by Tate herself. The video features both live footage of Tate in her bedroom as well as animation that transforms Tate into her alter ego and alternative universe.

Madison Cunningham debuts “Coming Back” via American Songwriter

“Writing this record really forced me to take an honest look at where I came from, what my dreams and fear were, and who I was becoming as a result,” Cunningham says of Who Are You Now. The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch studio in El Paso with producer and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Chester, who has also worked with artists such as Jackson Browne, Blake Mills and Andrew Bird.

Madison Cunningham Shares “Coming Back” Ahead of New B-Sides Collection

O.Y.D. – “Going Ballistic”

The debut album of the band is named “Deep Breath” and has been recorded in Sound Emporium Studios, Nashville TN. It is co-produced, mixed and engineered by Toby Wright in November 2014 and is mastered by Andrew Mendelson. It was released in the Fall of 2015 by Pavement Entertainment.


Australian singer-songwriter and producer Hayden Calnin shared the second single, “We Can Take Our Time,” from his forthcoming EP, Soon Forever, out September 4th, 2020 via Nettwerk. The song is accompanied by an official D.I.Y video that was completed under quarantine, filmed and edited by Hayden himself and stars his younger sister Daisy Calnin dancing in the dawn light to the lush sonic landscape. Hayden explains, “We wanted to capture the feeling of first light and a new day beginning. We got up in the early hours and headed down to my favourite local spot to capture Daisy’s movement. There’s only really one moment to capture the right light, and we were lucky to be treated with such a beautiful sunrise. My sister Daisy and I have been collaborating with dance and music for a long time and it was so nice to capture a moment of that on film.”

ARMNHMR’s Debut Album “The Free World” Gets Remixed

“Our remix album is composed of artists that are consistently going the extra mile, unwilling to compromise their originality. This pack is to showcase the producers who are willing to double down on their creativity.” – ARMNHMR

The Blinders share piano version of new single ‘Mule Track’

The Blinders have shared a stripped-down piano version of their new single ‘Mule Track’, the latest track to be taken from their upcoming album Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath, out on July 17th via Modern Sky UK.

DDENT: watch “puissancerevee” video

Instrumental post-metal project DDENT team up with Invisible Oranges to present the third video taken from their massive and mind-elevating new album ‘Couvre-sang’, out on July 3rd via Chien Noir. Get hypnotized by “puissancerevee” now!

Latin Genre Bending Artist Alaina Castillo Releases “Pass You By” Video

“pass you by” is a track off her new EP the voicenotes. The 4-song project includes current single “just a boy,” that already has over 7 million Spotify streams and was created alongside her regular collaborator, Romans (Lewis Capaldi, Ella Mai, Demi Lovato, Khalid). The single marks her largest song to date. In addition to the EP, Alaina also released the Spanish version, mensajes de voz, reflecting the bilingual nature of her music.


As IRL Pride festivities around the world have been put on hold due to the worldwide pandemic, Brazilian artist, activist, world-renowned drag queen, and cross-cultural icon Pabllo Vittar has embraced the spirit of pride and announced an international virtual experience: ‘Pride With Pabllo & Friends.’

New virtual festival to raise funds & awareness for equality, Justice Comes Alive, announced for June 28

On Sunday, June 28th, Justice Comes Alive—a brand new, one-day, donation-based virtual event—will unite the live music community to raise funds and awareness for organizations empowering Black communities, keeping people out of the criminal justice system, and working to dismantle the systemic racism which persists in our society. In partnership with the PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund, proceeds raised during the day-long event will directly benefit participating artists as well as organizations like Equal Justice Initiative, Impact Justice and The Bail Project, as well as Black and Indigenous-led grassroots organizations combating racism. Justice Comes Alive is also proud to partner with HeadCount to further encourage voter participation.

Honey Radar – Sing the Snow Away: The Chunklet Years (out on 6/20)

“Gimme nothing but jams.” That was how Chunklet challenged Honey Radar upon the beginning of their long, torrid love affair back in 2015. What was turned in, and continues to be turned in, is nothing short of bedroom psych pop brilliance. Sing the Snow Away: The Chunklet Years shows a band that went from a one man recording project into the more sophisticated (yet still home recorded) band you hear on this album. Three proper singles, a smattering of split singles and some bonus tracks constitutes Sing the Snow Away. Covers by The Monkees and The Fall? Yep, we’ve got you. All mastered by Drew Crumbaugh and the artwork constructed by Jason and Chunklet. Liner notes by esteemed scribe Byron Coley. Let the love affair continue.

TVD Premiere: Honey Radar, “Wind-Up Man”

Zoon Shares Bleached Wavves LP

Today, Zoongide’ewin (aka Zoon) releases his celebrated ‘moccasin-gaze’ debut LP Bleached Wavves, via Paper Bag Records. Zoon and his album’s work have been deeply praised by Brooklyn Vegan, Talkhouse, Paste, Magnet, Exclaim, American Songwriter, Under The Radar, and elicited a 9/10 album review from Exclaim Magazine who noted, “Zoon’s debut album is nothing short of remarkable” and “it also blazes new trails in shoegaze, particularly in the way it implements sounds from traditional First Nations music, an inventive mixture Daniel Monkman cheekily calls “moccasin-gaze.”

Rising Country Star Matt Castillo Releases First Single From New Album

Rising Country Artist Matt Castillo has released his first single, “Say It,” from his forthcoming new album, How The River Flows.

Written by Castillo along with noted songwriters Roger Brown (“She Gets That Way” for Kenny Chesney, “We Must Be Loving Right” for George Strait and Barbara Streisand), Tommy Conners (“The Last Ten Years (Superman)” for Kenny Rogers) and Don Rollins (“Five O’Clock Somewhere” for Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett), the infectious “Say It” is an introduction into the young artist’s ability to tap into a timelessly vital vein of the Lone Star state’s multiple musical traditions.

Chris Bell (mem of Wintersleep) shares new focus track “Whispering Town” + album!

Performing as a member of Wintersleep and working as a live sound engineer with the likes of Broken Social Scene, Arkells, and more have led Chris Bell to his most recent project – the self-produced full-length, Division Street. The album touches on all of Bell’s previous sensibilities while offering the most immediately accessible songwriting and multi-faceted production values to be heard in his already high quality body of work.

Nelson Kempf shares new single “Sweetness and Strife,” from forthcoming debut LP

Nelson Kempf today shares a new track ‘Sweetness and Strife’. Taken from his debut album Family Dollar, out July 24, the track opens the album with soft light, layered vocals and delicate harp; looking back on a tumultuous ten years of Kempf’s life. Picking out the simple moments of beauty that can only be found in reflection, here Kempf resolves himself to dramatic change with peaceful clarity.

NYC-based psych rockers, Lovechild, will donate proceeds from newly released single, “Hats Off” to NYCLU to combat racism and inequality

The New York City-based psych-rock trio, Lovechild, will donate the proceeds of their rock n’ roll anthem, “Hats Off,” to the New York Civil Liberties Union to join the fight against racial injustice and inequality.

The band recognizes their platform and aims to use it to create positive, meaningful change. “To create a better America,” frontman Leo Lovechild says, “we need to amplify, empower, and listen to Black voices, and donate to organizations that fight for equality.”

Old Crow Medicine Show Releases A New Song For Troubled Times

Grammy Award-winning American roots band and Grand Ole Opry members Old Crow Medicine Show have released a new song entitled “Pray For America”. Out now, “Pray For America” was recently the subject of an in depth interview and exclusive premiere via NPR’s Morning Edition. Click HERE to listen to a conversation between host David Greene and band members Ketch Secor and Jerry Pentecost as well as a live performance of the song. An accompanying music video produced and filmed by the band was premiered over the weekend on the band’s Hartland Hootenanny.

The Brummies return with inspiring track “Hillside” featured in ‘Dads’ documentary trailer

The Brummies, a rock trio based in Nashville, share the new song “Hillside,” as featured in the trailer for Dads, a film-festival favorite and actress Bryce Dallas Howard’s directorial debut. The upbeat, piano-driven song is the first new music from The Brummies since last summer’s “Alone With You.” The band made their debut in 2018 with the full-length album Eternal Reach, which received high praise from critics and featured Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves on the song “Drive Away.”

DLMT Drops Groovy House Single “Elevate”

With early spins coming in from Martin Garrix, MK, Richie Hawtin and Afrojack, “Elevate” is set to be one of DLMT’s biggest tracks this year. The playful song dials in a crisp beat propelled by cheeky vocals and a rumbling bassline, gifting fans an infectious lockdown groove.