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Freak Heat Waves Share New Video/Single: ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’

Canadian post-punk/electronic duo, Freak Heat Waves are today sharing ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ – stream here – a fuzzy, psychedelic cut lifted from the forthcoming record, Zap The Planet which is out September 4 on Telephone Explosion. The new single follows the Brooklyn Vegan, FLOOD and Exclaim- tipped track ‘Dripping Visions’ which was released last month.

Eli Winter Announces New Album ‘Unbecoming’ (Folk, Instrumental)

If there’s one word that describes Eli Winter, it’s precocious. At twenty-three, the Chicago musician and writer (named an artist to watch for 2020 by The Guardian and “generational talent” by NYCTaper) has performed with Ryley Walker and David Grubbs and toured the country by bus and train. His first album, The Time To Come, explored the difficulties of coping with grief and Hurricane Harvey with finely wrought melodic solo instrumentals belying his age. Unbecoming, his virtuosic second album, is bolder, uncompromising yet accessible, showcasing ambitious, spacious compositions and a heightened command of the guitar, and providing measured catharsis during intertwined political crises.

The Psychedelic Furs share new song “Come All Ye Faithful” from forthcoming album ‘Made Of Rain’

The Psychedelic Furs have today made available a new song, “Come All Ye Faithful,” from their highly anticipated new album, Made Of Rain, released through Cooking Vinyl on Friday 31st July. “Come All Ye Faithful” is the fourth track to be released ahead of the album, alongside “No-One,” “Don’t Believe” and “You’ll Be Mine.”

Bonny Light Horseman Share New Song “Green Rocky Road,”

Bonny Light Horseman—the trio of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), and Josh Kaufman (Muzz, Craig Finn, The National)—today shared their new single and live set staple, “Green Rocky Road.” The song is the A-side from a new 7-inch single Green/Green, due out August 7th, 2020, via 37d03d Records and featuring “Greenland Fishery” as the B-side. “We recorded ‘Green Rocky Road’ and ‘Greenland Fishery’ for our LP, but ended up cutting them at the last minute to keep the record simpler (and higher quality for vinyl),” explains Mitchell. “We see the songs as a bit of a pair, they both feature Eric’s banjo playing and lean a little more ‘Americana.’ We’re glad they have a home on Green/Green and are grateful to be able to share music at a time when the world is hurting.”

Christian Hip-Hop Recording Artist RHYAN LAMARR Releases New Single, “RELIEF”

“RELIEF” was written by Rhyan LaMarr and produced by Mod G., Jack Red & Rhyan LaMarr. The inspirational Hip-hop single features Rhyan LaMarr alongside Canon, John Givez, nobigdyl., Kris Noel, Byron Juane and Jack Red and is lifted from Rhyan’s upcoming debut album, “Red Guerrilla Entertainment Presents- Rhyan Lamarr’s: aPERFECTmess (Volume1)”, available now on all streaming platforms, via the Empire/RMG Amplify label imprint. The powerful “RELIEF” music video was directed and conceptualized by Rhyan LaMarr.

Deradoorian Shares Self-Reflective Single “Corsican Shores”, New Album ‘Find The Sun’ Out September 18

“The song is about a woman truly focusing on herself for the first time,” Deradoorian explains. “No relationship, no help, just unknown territory. A song about feeling more comfortable in my darkness than whatever joy could possibly be.” “Corsican Shores” is the fourth track Deradoorian has released from her upcoming album Find The Sun, coming out September 18 via ANTI-.

VENOMOUS CONCEPT Announces New Album, Releases New Single

Grindcore / hardcore punk veterans VENOMOUS CONCEPT (featuring band members of BRUTAL TRUTH and NAPALM DEATH) will be releasing their fourth full-length, ‘Politics Versus The Erection’ on August 28, 2020! The album art and tracklist can be found below. In conjunction with the announcement, the band has shared “Lemonade,” the first single from the upcoming offering.

TWO (formerly of LA indie rock outfit Nico Vega) share new single “In This Rough” accompanied with music video

TWO, the new duo of Aja Volkman and Dan Epand formerly of LA indie rock outfit Nico Vega, release their second single “In This Rough” (produced by Epand and mixed by Rich Costey who has worked with Muse, Sigur Ros and Foster The People among many more) accompanied by a visually powerful music video creatively shot during quarantine and written/directed by Epand. Of the new single and video, Volkman says, “It’s one of the most honest pieces of music I have ever written. With our video, I truly feel that Dan brought to life the raw emotion that I felt when I first put these words down on paper. I went through some dark times trying to find the kind of surrender that is expressed in this song. What did pain teach me? It taught me that true relief comes from letting go. Pain is the resistance to letting go, for the actual letting go is painless. What is beyond the pain is more simple. Its stillness. And that is the core challenge of life. To learn to let go of everything. For we have no other choice. This experience is temporary. And when you achieve letting go, when you loosen your grip, peace is found.” “In This Rough” is the lead single from their highly anticipated debut EP, Pull the Knife Out, out July 17 on their own TWENTYTWO RECORDS label.

Bananagun – ‘The True Story of Bananagun’

Hailing from Melbourne, but with a sound stretching from 60s and 70s Afrobeat and exotica, the proto-garage rhythmic fury of The Monks and the grooves of Os Mutantes, there’s an enticing lost world exoticism to the music of Bananagun. It’s the sort of stuff that could’ve come from a dusty record crate of hidden gems; yet as the punchy, colourfully vibrant pair of sold out singles Do Yeah and Out of Reach have proven over the past 12 months, the band are no revivalists. On debut album The True Story of Bananagun, they make a giant leap forward with their outward-looking blend of global tropical psychedelia.

TRIAL: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Eyes Against Infinite Suppression” Video

Newly formed dystopian UK trash duo TRIAL presents the band’s first video, created for the ominous “Eyes Against Infinite Suppression.” The video makes its public inauguration through a premiere at Cvlt Nation as the band’s maiden recorded output, the 1 EP, zeros in on its July release.


Little Kid Share New Single: ‘I Thought That You’d Been Raptured’

After spending most of a decade accruing a devoted cult audience as a DIY band, Toronto’s Little Kid are already beginning to find international critical regard ahead of their first full length on the Brooklyn indie Solitaire Recordings (Common Holly, Kate Davis). Led by songwriter Kenny Boothby the band have taken the next step with their forthcoming album Transfiguration Highway, with early singles garnering praise from outlets like NPR, Stereogum, Paste, Exclaim, Line of Best Fit, Earmilk, GoldFlakePaint, American Songwriter, Beats1 and World Cafe, while earning comparisons to artists like Whitney, Alex G, Pinegrove and Neil Young/The Band. Today, ahead of the album’s release next Friday (July 3rd), Little Kid are sharing the album’s lead off track and final single “I Thought That You’d Raptured.”

The Suffers Return With Powerful Plea “Take Me To The Good Times” Out Now

Today, The eight-piece Houston-based soul, funk and R&B group The Suffers return with a soulful plea to “Take Me To The Good Times.” The single is their first since the release of their acclaimed 2018 album Everything Here. Garden & Gun said the new song “…evokes the room-shaking shows that music fans have been pining for these last few months.”

The Next Great American Novelist share new single + video “Drag” from forthcoming album ‘Careless Moon’

Brooklyn-based indie rock band, The Next Great American Novelist (aka NGAN), share their new single, “Drag,” from their forthcoming, sophomore record, Careless Moon. The Deli NYC calls their music “nerd rock-inflected” and compares NGAN to both Queen and Weezer. BTR Today says the band “blends dreamy, melodic indie rock with hints of sun-kissed pop in a way that feels somewhat more West Coast than Brooklyn in a super refreshing way.”

WINO: stream new solo album ‘Forever Gone’ in full!

Doom metal godfather SCOTT “WINO” WEINRICH teamed up with The Obelisk to stream his powerful and emotional new acoustic album ‘Forever Gone’ in its entirety, in its anticipation of its June 26th release on Ripple Music.

Review & Full Album Stream: Wino, Forever Gone

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. The track is an uplifting, percussive anthem with lush harmonies and a super funky bass line. The music video features a diverse group of people expressing themselves boldly. It’s a dynamic testament to our resilience, our ability to come together and remain creative during these unprecedented times.

Lumiere constructs post-classical pieces via piano, electronics, jazz, minimalism, announces ‘Phases’ LP out 9/18

Phases is the second solo album of Lumiere, aka Greek musician Thanos Christodoulou. It is an invitation to an atmospheric trip of the heart and the mind towards dream-made images and memories of the future. Using the piano as the core instrument and combining post-classical elements with electronic structures, minimalism, and modern jazz, Lumiere’s aim was to create moving cinematic music that grips the listener and becomes the exciting soundtrack of modern daydreamers.

Mae Muller releases ‘I Don’t Want Your Money (Acoustic)’ + Accompanying Video

“I wrote I Don’t Want Your Money just under 2 years ago now, and I’m so happy it’s finally out! I just wanted to show that there are other ways to be treated, rather than just materialistically, especially if you have your own money! I’m financially independent so you have to find other ways to impress me, I don’t need anything else apart from love and affection. Treat me with respect and we’re GOOD.”

The Lawrence Arms Share “Last Last Words,” New Album ‘Skeleton Coast’ Out July 17

The track “is about coming to terms with your own obscurity – but like, in a pretty upbeat way,” says vocalist and guitarist Chris McCaughan. “It’s an escape dream to an edge of the world while being strangely content with some undergrown adulthood. It’s part undercover love song to the sometimes beautiful randomness of the universe and part offbeat, comical reminder to keep rewriting your unknown future. Like so much of the record, the song chases tiny flashes of light in the darkness.”

GARZI Reflects On “HOPELESS” Official Music Video

Alternative 808s artist, GARZI, returns with the brooding visual to “HOPELESS”; the second in a trilogy of video releases through June in support of his STUCK IN THE MIDDLE EP. For a track that features GARZI at his most honest and emotionally exposed, the video serves to hype up that intensity and drive home the feelings of isolation and despair that run through the lyrics. The gritty footage backs GARZI’s impassioned vocal delivery against the suitably stark surroundings of the rural pacific northwest.

Keaton Henson Shares New Track “Ontario” || Out Now On Play It Again Sam

“Ontario” is a song about recovery, acceptance and finding sanctuary on foreign soil, it is a heartfelt portrait of a place where Keaton found much needed solace and calm. Sonically, it is both icy cold and warm and cosy, the electronic snowstorms flurrying around the familiar and nostalgic central toy Casio sample, and the supportive, playful bass groove carrying you through a landscape of snow, suburban houses and long, quiet roads.

Montreal-based DJ And Ambient Music Producer JAiMES Releases His Debut Album Entitled “Andromeda”

Colombian and Venezuelan DJ and music producer JAiMES, also known as Juan Pablo Rincón, has launched his first album “Andromeda” after 7 years of experimenting, evolving and carefully curating a soundscape that captures his innovating skills as a music taste maker, not only through his established work as a widely known radio host and DJ, but also now as an emerging producer.

Delta Spirit Return With First Album In Six Years – “What Is There” Out September 11th

Delta Spirit are set to return with their first album in six years, What Is There, on September 11th, 2020. The 10-song set was produced by the band and mixed by Tchad Blake (U2, Black Keys). Their New West Records debut follows their acclaimed 2014 studio album Into The Wide, which Uncut said Delta Spirit “… progressively unleash waves of measured ferocity… toward payoffs that are staggering in their intensity.” What Is There was recorded at Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, TX and is dedicated to the memory of their friend and musical inspiration, Richard Swift.


After a string of well received early 2020 singles, California singer-songwriter-producer Remi Wolf has released her new EP I’m Allergic To Dogs!, out now on Island Records. Her second EP vibrantly displays the re-imagination of a modern pop star – raw talent in singing and songwriting, a genuine sense of self delivered through humor and uptempo bops, and authenticity in every regard that not only has commanded respect from fans but also musical peers and other artists.

kenzie Releases “EXHALE” Featuring Sia Via Arista Records Out Today

With an irresistible pop melody and catchy lyrics, “EXHALE” is the anthem of the summer. The single pushes kenzie’s boundaries as an artist and is an upbeat reminder to listeners to release their pressures and stresses.

The Lagoons shares debut album and title track “Midnight Afternoon”

Debut album, Midnight Afternoon, explores different sides of love; the fantasy, reality, consequences and different types. It’s about being connected while simultaneously feeling alone. It’s about the rollercoaster of thoughts and feelings that occur inside of us when we are experiencing something. It’s about dreams and realities.


EVAN GIIA takes her already-contemplative single “FOCUS” and cuts even closer to the bone in a new version of the track, released today by Astralwerks. “FOCUS” (Acoustic), which finds GIIA accompanied simply by guitar, marks the first time she has released an acoustic version of one of her songs.


JACK HARLOW IS BACK WITH THE REMIX! The rising Louisville, KY rapper returns with the star-studded official remix of “WHATS POPPIN,” featuring LIL WAYNE, DABABY and TORY LANEZ, along with a brand-new verse from Jack himself, out today via Generation Now/Atlantic Records.

boyband Releases New Single “tattoo”

The new single establishes a deliberate blueprint for diversity in boyband’s music, joining his previously released tracks from the forthcoming project including “realtree” and “death note,” fueled by adrenaline-charged guitar riffs from Billy Martin of Good Charlotte. Throughout the course of the forthcoming 10-track project, boyband uses his precision and hyper-focused attention to entangle the intricacies of hip hop, pop punk, and indie, managing to even invoke the youthful nostalgia of the 90’s midwestern emo scene into the mix by featuring indie-rock royalty Mike Kinsella of American Football on the project’s unreleased opener, “big face.”

NECROT Unleashes “Asleep Forever” Single

Set for release on August 28th via Tankcrimes, Mortal was recorded by Grammy award winning engineer Greg Wilkinson (High On Fire, Autopsy) and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Cattle Decapitation, Mastodon) at West West Side. The followup to the band’s critically adored Blood Offerings full-length is at once earth rupturing and memorable. Easily their most precise performance to date, Mortal foams at its mouth with destructive rhythms, intricate guitar leads, and guttural domination.

Fast Friends Drop New Single/Music Video “Fuck Ohio”

Fast Friends is a band that has been putting out music whenever they feel like it starting at the beginning of 2017 and are now very honored and shocked that Dine Alone Records wants to put out their jams. Their forthcoming HI T LO IQ EP is out on July 10 via the aforementioned label, and Fast Friends are pleased to share its third single, “Fuck Ohio,” with listeners today.