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Bombay Bicycle Club Release Acoustic Recording Of “Racing Stripes” From Forthcoming EP, ‘Two Lives”

The four track EP is out 24th July, and features three acoustic reworkings of songs from the band’s recently acclaimed “Everything Else Has Gone Wrong” LP, and a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s Two Lives. The stripped-back versions were mostly recorded at vocalist Jack Steadman’s home studio during lockdown, and took on a real back-to-basics, DIY approach to the recording and production process.

Copenhagen Electronic Pop Scientist Rangleklods Releases EP ‘All About U’ + Shares New Single, Out Today

Re-charged, back from a five year journey around the World as part of Danish internationally acclaimed duo, Blondage, one-man-electronic-army Esben Nørskov Andersen returns to his origin as Rangleklods.

“I’m once again following my musical instincts 100% and I feel more inspired than ever,” Esben explains on going back to be a solo artist. He continues: “Alone in the studio, surrounded by my machines and instruments looking up on a wall of post-it notes, I found myself while searching for new musical possibilities between light and
darkness – order and chaos.”

Secret Machines Announce New LP ‘Awake in the Brain Chamber’

Featuring the experimental, space rock sounds that are revered and beloved by fans and critics alike, Awake in the Brain Chamber is an album that has been through many versions and incarnations. It has become a symbol of rebirth, presenting a new narrative and territory for the stories left unsaid. In the decade since the Machines’ hiatus, a lot of life has happened, from marriage and children, to the tragic, untimely death of Brandon Curtis’ brother and former band member, Benjamin Curtis, in 2013, whose sonic fingerprints are all over the record.

Ezra Feinberg’s new album, Recumbent Speech, is out now on Related States!

Ezra Feinberg’s new album, Recumbent Speech, is out now on Related States!

Featuring Tortoise’s John McEntire on percussion, it premiered yesterday on Aquarium Drunkard saying that it “offers up six gently propulsive gems that evoke the kosmische sounds of Michael Rother, Brian Eno at his most sublime, the minimalist loops of Steve Reich and Terry Riley, and Pink Floyd.”

Novarium Releases New Single “Virus”

Containing both cinematic elements and some retro 80’s influences, Novarium is authentically themselves, allowing ample room for growth, experimentation, and change. “Virus” uses heavy gothic imagery to tell the story of human nature, which they plan to be a recurring theme in their new music. A

Andrea Pizzo Track: Keep on Searching

Andrea Pizzo was born in Albenga (SV) in 1977. He grew-up close to nature and has always been interested in science and astronomy. He likes watching science-fiction movies but his greatest passion is music. He loves singing. He graduated in physics from University of Genova and he works as a software engineer. Raffaella Turbino was born in Chiavari (GE) in 1977. She spent her childhood near the seaside where she developed her passion for adventures and exploration. She loves open air sports, simple life and nature. She also loves reading, writing, drawing and handmade creations. She graduated in Humanities from University of Genova and works as a teacher. Andrea and Raffaella are married and live in Genova with their daughter.

Mike Ruby’s ‘You Wrote These Songs’ EP Out Today!

Produced and co-written with Chris Hartz (Childish Gambino), Nicky Paul (St. Lucia), and fellow Canadians, JUNO Award winner Ryan Stewart (Carly Rae Jepsen), and Joel Stouffer (Dragonette), You Wrote These Songs displays Ruby’s distinctive contemporary pop sound. The result is a unique musical twist that fits into modern popular culture with an honest voice that cuts through the noise.


After his recent release of the “Main Slime Remix” ft Moneybagg Yo (1.3M views), rising Memphis, TN rapper POOH SHIESTY returns with “Monday to Sunday” ft Lil Baby and BIG30. The single, which will also be seen on Gucci Mane’s SO ICY SUMMER compilation tape due for release on July 3rd, is available now and arrives with a new visual available here.


“I’m excited to release ‘Hollywood’ and for everyone to hear it,” Rozei shares. “My fans have been waiting for new music from me, so I’m happy that I can give them this. The song is a perfect summer track, so the timing couldn’t be better. I wrote this song while recording in Los Angeles (Hollywood) after interacting with a girl who seemed to be infatuated with, and driven solely by, money and fame. It was clear to me that ‘Holly Would’ do anything to be in that circle. She was my muse. Thanks for the inspiration ‘Holly.’ You know I love you (haha).”

THE MILWAUKEES Premieres Rock Anthem + Video For “No Way Out” via American Songwriter

Lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Dylan Clark explains: “This record is the first time I’ve leaned on the piano for songwriting. ‘No Way Out’ is one of the songs on THE CALLING that started on the piano and it came together pretty fast. For me, melodies always come before lyrics. The line ‘no way out’ fell in place shortly after the chords and melody solidified. I liked the line, but I had a choice: Is there no way out… or is there a way out that we can’t see right now? The sweetness of the melody leant itself to a more positive message. That message is that it’s up to us. It’s up to the people to escape whatever darkness they are trapped in.”

The Milwaukees Premiere “No Way Out,” First New Single In Nine Years


For Nefew, going at it alone isn’t a sign of weakness it’s a show of strength.

The Southside Atlanta rapper rose to Trap Star status following his breakout hits “Definition Of It” and “Da Partments,” which are both notably absent of collaborative guests.


Today, 11:11, R&B’s new rising star drops “Call Me Daddy.” The perfect steamy summer anthem and the second single from 11:11’s highly-anticipated full-length album exclusively premiered with Complex Canada. The hot new track is produced by Theron of Rock City, Ayo N Keyz, and Clint Ford to be released via RAYDAR/Caroline, showcases 11:11’s signature smooth, sensual vocals paired with trap sonics. Another surefire winner for the Toronto-born singer/songwriter/producer, added to a long list of highly streamed music – 11:11 has independently amassed over 200 million streams and views.

New Dilemma Drops Debut EP ‘Is Your Story Over’

Vocalist Joey Factor says, “Is Your Story Over means everything to us. We laid it all on the table and put every ounce of our hearts into this record.” On the meaning of the debut EP, he says, “It’s about finding your way through the darkness and knowing you are worth fighting for and you are strong enough.” New Dilemma hopes to inspire listeners with Is Your Story Over.

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce New Studio Album ‘Scorpio’ out Aug. 28 – Release Music Video for Title Track

New Jersey-based rock n’ roll trio THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX have announced their new studio album, ‘Scorpio’, which will see an August 28th release via Tee Pee Records. The group, which originally formed in the mid-90s, consists of lead vocalist/bassist Chris Kosnik, drummer Bob Pantella, and guitarist Garrett Sweeny, all of whom are past or present members of the band Monster Magnet. Scorpio is the follow-up to the group’s 2017 full-length ‘Force Field’, and their eighth studio LP overall spanning more than two decades.

HORSENECK Releases Cover Of Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out;” Fever Dream Full-Length Out Now

Now available on all streaming platforms, guitarist Anthony Paganelli comments of the track, “During our Fever Dream recording sessions, we decided to record a few cover songs. Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s Out’ being one of them. We all love ’70s rock and it’s a big influence in our songs and songwriting. ‘School’s Out’ is a bad ass song and that main riff is so catchy and super fun to play. We jammed on it a few times and decided to record it. The other cool thing about recording this song is that we all did vocals on it. All four of us sang. I even had my kids do the yelling part at the end. They thought it was cool to go in the studio and yell into a microphone a few times. But then again, who doesn’t.”

BOYO’s New Album ‘Where Have All My Friends Gone?’ Out Now (Park the Van Records)

LA’s BOYO—aka multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Robert Tilden—released his new album Where Have All My Friends Gone? via Park the Van Records on Friday to praise and support from NPR Music (NMF Notable Release + “What We’ll Miss at SXSW This Year”), American Songwriter, AllMusic (4/5 stars), New Noise Magazine (playlist) and more. Written after a turbulent and isolating health scare in 2017, Where Have All My Friends Gone? finds Tilden turning bleakness to beauty on a cathartic journey that not only helped his mind and body heal but also restored his faith in his artistic sensibilities.

BOYO Goes ‘Window’ Shopping With Cicadas

New Music: Drunken Masters and Serious Klein team up on “Everyday Thursday”

Germany’s connoisseurs of hype, wranglers of bangers and one of the most entertaining acts gracing our social media feed – Drunken Masters are back with their second offering of 2020. The world-renowned duo has teamed up with critically acclaimed MC Serious Klein for latest single “Everyday Thursday”.


Mcevoy returns with new single, “Bucket” an immediately infectious collaboration featuring rising UK artist 169. The song is a smooth, up-tempo listen that touches on bumpy conversations and trust issues. The production is a team effort, being co-produced by Mcevoy, Daniel Worthy (Behind ‘Star67’ by Drake, and recently released Roy Woods single ‘Bubbly’) & KooKoo (frequent Ramriddlz collaborator). The song is the third glimpse of Mcevoy’s upcoming EP ‘Other Empty Room’.

Dutch/Anglo “post-darkwave” project Control Future to soon drop new self-titled mini-LP

Control Future is the anticipated musical brainchild of Neus Ruiz, a long-time concert promoter, journalist and head honchita of the Dutch/Anglo underground “Heatwave Magazine whom we find on this album to be quite the ‘accomplished’ multi-instrumentalist as well.

Marlana Shares “I’m Good” Via BuzzBands LA

Marlana has shared her latest single “I’m Good” off of her upcoming EP, At Least I Tried. “I’m Good” is a powerful, honest and vulnerable song on depression and speaking out against the stigmas that come with talking about one’s mental health. The song premiered exclusively with BuzzBands LA praising, “I’m Good,’ tackles the latter, a powerful memo-to-self that turns the typical response to the common question “How ya doin’?” on its ear.”

Quarantunes: A playlist by Marlana

Soul/R&B Project Summer Dennis & Rhymes Share A Message About ‘Ghetto Rona’ via SoulBounce

Washington DC-based, soul/funk project, Summer Dennis & Rhymes, announce their single, “Ghetto Rona,” follow up to their latest album, Second Summer. Rhymes have acquired media accolades, including appearances on EARMILK, Soulbounce, Celebmix, Great Day Washington, and Blog Talk Radio.


HATCHETS FOR HANDS Premiere “Bad Men” Music Video via KNOTFEST

San Francisco-based death metal two piece HATCHETS FOR HANDS have released the music video for their song “Bad Men” off the group’s new LP ‘Cabaret of Decay’, which dropped earlier this year. The highly cinematic, blood-soaked new video premiered exclusively with KNOTFEST last Friday (June 26th).

Hatchets for Hands “Bad Men”


Hoy, David Kada celebra el éxito de “El Amor De Su Vida”, tema que ha llegado a tener aceptación increíble en la Republica Dominicana, posicionándose #1 en Monitor Latino, en ambas listas de audiencia y tocadas. “El Amor De Su Vida” también se encuentra en las prestigiosas listas de Billboard en la posición #10 de la competitiva cartelera.

Kalen Chase (VIMIC, KORN) Discusses Songwriter Roots and New Single “Good Things” After Years of Work in Metal via American Songwriter

Kalen Chase is a rare breed. With a unique sound and striking appearance, he immediately demands attention. Born in Southern California and growing up in Washington state until his dream of becoming a lumberjack were dashed to the ground, this singer, songwriter, guitar-player, and producer has already toured the world with major performing acts.

Harry Hains’ Posthumous ANTIBOY Single “Good Enough”

“Good Enough” is a song that questions being good enough for a partner. The songs on the album reveal that ANTIBOY is not a perfect specimen. ANTIBOY is a malfunctioning robot in pain, stuck in a loop of heartache, introduced in the lyrics of “Good Enough” – “You remind me how it hurts / Make me forget what I learned / Remind me how it hurts / Maybe it’s all too much / Maybe I’m not pure enough for you? / Maybe I’m not good enough for you / Maybe It’s too much force for you / You won’t tell me that you love me / Why do I try / You won’t tell me that you love me / It’s all a lie.”

Darkwave Band STYKFAKTOR Reveals New Single, “Distance”

St. Louis-based darkwave act STYKFAKTOR has announced the release of their new single & video, “Distance.”

“Distance” is a song written in the context of social distancing. It is about a broken relationship that has been difficult to repair and the desire to make amends. It is the time and experience that makes the process of healing even more difficult when all you can do is make a phone call and hope they answer.

For Skope: Deniz Koyu releases pop-infused summer anthem “Next To You”

Deniz Koyu returns to Protocol with the breezy, heartfelt anthem “Next To You,” his newest single since the release of “Destiny” in collaboration with Nicky Romero. “Next To You” sees Koyu adopting a groovy, upbeat sound with sincere vocals; the progressive melodies combined with lyrics like “if you were an ocean I’d dive right in” conjure memories of balmy summer nights with someone special, while the groovy drop lends a carefree vibe perfect for easy listening. “Next To You” is the first of a two-part series, both of which tell a story in the same style of music, accompanied by art and video. When this Deniz puts out new sounds, the world stops and listens – and we are confident there are more fresh tracks coming from him very soon!

SAMANTHA TIEGER Shares Seductive New Single “EYES WIDE OPEN”

Hot on the heels of her recent breakthrough single “Losing My Mind,” Nashville-based singer/songwriter Samantha Tieger (pronounced “teeger”), is back with a seductive new single “Eyes Wide Open” which was released digitally June 26. Co- produced and co-written by Grammy Award-winning producer Ryan Petersen (Jonas Brothers), and co-produced by multiple Emmy Award-winning producer Ed O’Donnell (Friends, Beverly Hill 90210), the song returns to the theme of interpersonal relationships and the challenges of staying connected within them. Tieger’s trademark alluring and languid mid-tempo pop provides a striking backdrop that elevates a familiar pop music narrative. Tieger truly makes it her own with a vocal delivery that evokes desire and empathy as well as a strong self-assurance. “Eyes Wide Open” will be included on Tieger’s forthcoming six-song debut EP.

Renee Lamy Releases New Single, “Sometime”

Singer/Songwriter Renee Lamy is excited to announce the release of her latest single, “Sometime” available everywhere right now!

“Sometime,” is a pop acoustic song and is Renee’s fourth original release with more anticipated to come this year. When talking about her latest single, Renee says, “Different to my other songs, “Sometime” is just genuinely happy. It is about a good, pure, happy, love. I think it’s amazing how someone starts out as a stranger to us and over time can become the most important person in the world. Someone you didn’t know makes their way into your heart (sounds so cheesey, I know) and they become a part of you. This song is a story of that journey. A story about falling in love.”