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NEW MUSIC // Tycho Jones – “Hanging Around”

Speaking about the song, which is also Clash’s Song Of The Day, Tycho explains “Hanging Around is a tune, and this is my homage to a band I grew up being really inspired by”


KANYE WEST has released a new track and video “Wash Us In the Blood” featuring Travis Scott. “Wash Us In The Blood” was mixed by Dr. Dre. Artist Arthur Jafa created the artwork and directed the video. “Wash Us In The Blood” is the first track from West’s upcoming tenth solo studio album God’s Country.

Courtney Marie Andrews’ “How You Get Hurt” debuts today

The song is the latest unveiled from Andrews’ highly anticipated new album, Old Flowers, which will be released July 24 on Fat Possum Records (pre-order). Created in the aftermath of a long-term relationship, Old Flowers features Andrews’ most vulnerable writing to date on ten new songs that chronicle her journey through heartbreak, loneliness and finding herself again after it all. Produced by Andrew Sarlo (Bon Iver, Big Thief), the album was recorded at Sound Space Studio and features only three musicians: Andrews (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano), Twain’s Matthew Davidson (bass, celeste, mellotron, pedal steel, piano, pump organ, wurlitzer, background vocals) and Big Thief’s James Krivchenia (drums, percussion). Already receiving critical acclaim, MOJO Magazine declares, “With the voice of Linda Ronstadt and the songwriting gifts of Joni Mitchell, there simply isn’t anything to dislike about Old Flowers.”

DEATHWHITE Releases New Video for the Song, “Among Us”

DEATHWHITE comments: “As we are often wont to do, many of the songs on ‘Grave Image’ were revised and tinkered with until we were satisfied, but no song received a bigger overhaul than ‘Among Us.’ The song’s original tempo was half of its current state; it was doomy, perhaps excessively so. Common sense ultimately prevailed and we were able to not only speed the song up (a term we should use loosely in this context) but also work in a somewhat basic chorus by our standards. The song itself has a fairly simple message: Ignorance, falsehoods and gaslighting are not to be tolerated. Unfortunately, these people are still ‘among us,’ spreading their untruths and grievances in very public and far-reaching forums. May it all fall on deaf ears.”


“Yummy Yummy Yummy” is a song by Arthur Resnick and Joey Levine, first recorded by Ohio Express in 1968. Their version reached No. 4 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart in June and No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart. It has since been covered by many artists. Ohio Express was a studio concoction and none of the “official” members appear on the record. Joey Levine sang lead vocals. Time Magazine included it in its 2011 list of songs with silly lyrics.

Planningtorock Shares New Track “Jam Fam”

Jam comments of the track: “With ‘Jam Fam’ I wanted to create an authentic 1980’s sound so no big kick or bass and plenty of high swimming synths,” Jam says of the track. “I recorded my voice and sung lots of ‘Ohs’ and ‘Ahs’ and then pitched them each individually create a vocal melody. I wanted the track to be super up in feeling and fun and classic sounding.”

Mikoh: “La la Land”

Mikoh, a French-Canadian singer, songwriter and producer, creates hypnotizing sonic textures shaped by a lifelong classical training in music. Her arrangements are evocative, hypnagogic and reflective, springing forth from her mind in the wake of a tumultuous coming-of-age.

Lockeland Announces Lyric Video in Support of “Made For Mornings”

A new lyric video is available in support of the chart rising single, “Made for Mornings,” an upbeat tune with passion and emotion that promises to get stuck in your head. The tune was recorded by on the rise Country music trio with impeccable harmonies, Lockeland (Michael Boris, Kyndon Oakes and Mark Vikingstad.) The lyric video was created by Shaye Smith Custom Lyric Videos, with additional Lockeland footage shot by Dallas Dickerson. The individual talents of Lockeland compliment each other instinctively resulting in a well polished, three-part harmony sound.

Victoria Bailey (classic country) to release second single (“Skid Row”)

Huntington Beach, CA-based classic country singer-songwriter Victoria Bailey is set to release the second single, “Skid Row,” from her forthcoming album on July 17, 2020 via Rock Ridge Music. While continually looking forward with her progressive take on country music, Bailey also looks back to honor the genre’s West Coast roots; “Skid Row” is a rollicking, toe-tapping ode to a beloved LA honky tonk and the Bakersfield sound. The song will premiere on July 16th at PopMatters.com. “Skid Row” is the follow-up to the first single, “Honky Tonk Woman,” which was released on June 5th.

Hermitess – Listen to “Followers”

At one time we might have considered someone who referred to their followers as some sort of ideological or religious fanatic. Followers, a term now ubiquitous, still refers to something telling in relation to the cult of the self. Its existence as a banal social media metric does not fully dispel the whiff of the fanatical.


Today, the Youtube/TikTok rising rap duo ZaeHD & CEO release their new EP GLOBAL WARNING via RCA Records. Last week, they released a track off the EP, “SPECIAL DELIVERY,” along with the accompanying video.


Early last month, breakout dancehall princess Moyann released her latest single “I Got You” featuring international reggae and dancehall superstar Kranium. Her newest song comes on the heels of her hit single “Bruk Pocket Man” featuring dancehall emcee Teejay, which was released earlier this year.

Rapper Dirty Needles – Video for the first single “Like Glue”

Rapper Dirty Needles is putting forth his most vulnerable side forward on a new album, Cathartic, released today, June 30, 2020.


Congolese-Belgian recording artist and activist Lous and the Yakuza introduces her latest track “Bon acteur”, from her forthcoming debut album “Gore”. Lous debuts “Bon acteur” through a COLORS session; watch here.

DEAFKIDS & PETBRICK: Collaborative Deafbrick Album To See September North American Release Via Neurot Recordings

A psychedelic video accompaniment to the album’s opening track, “Força Bruta,” today sees its premiere The Quietus, who writes in part, “Deafbrick is a new collaborative album by comprising of DEAFKIDS, Brazil’s finest caterwauling acid-psych-noise power trio, and PETBRICK, the crushing collaboration of producer, Big Lad/Death Pedals musician and New Weird Britain stalwart Wayne Adams, and Iggor Cavalera, founding drummer of Brazilian metal titans Sepultura. The album they made together is frighteningly good, a pounding and cyclonic and searing kind of music that feels, above everything else, immediate.”

Shanghai’s Round Eye Share “Smokestack” in Advance of Friday’s Release

Round Eye, the experimental, sax wielding, freak punk outfit have accrued a loud and controversial name for themselves since forming in 2012. The Shanghai based group has as of late been a crucial force in bridging a wide gap between the eastern and western hemispheres of DIY punk rock. Along with blazing a trail all over the globe they’ve played host to visiting western punks and some legends as well sharing stages with acts such as Descendents, The Fleshtones, MDC, Verbal Abuse, Mike Watt + The Missingmen, D.O.A., The FUs, The Boys (UK), Paul Collins Beat, Twink, Ceremony, Iceage, and eastern notables such as P.K.14, SMZB, SUBS, Hang on the Box, and during a mainland tour of China with UK punk legends The Boys, they were forced to literally move the tour underground after being banned by the Ministry of Culture for lewd artwork on a tour poster. VICE magazine documented one of their ‘bunker’ gigs in Beijing in glorious baijiu filled detail.

Jack The Radio Feat. Lydia Loveless “Getting Good” Premieres Lyric Video

Raleigh, NC roots-rockers Jack the Radio are premiering their lyric video for “Getting Good” Featuring Lydia Loveless today with Cowboys And Indians Magazine –

Premiere: Jack the Radio’s “Getting Good”

Problemattik Slices And Dices On New Single “Welcome To My Slaughterhouse” Feat. Dkay

New England Juggernaut Problemattik returns after the success of his latest single Is There A Problem? with a brutal follow up Welcome To My Slaughterhouse feat. Dkay. “The inspiration for the song came from the early works of Insane Clown Posse around the Riddle Box and Great Milenko era. We wanted to create a story with our own twist that played like a movie in your head” says Problemattik. The track is produced by Pat White who adds the cinematic soundtrack for the MCs to slice and dice on. “Welcome To My Slaughterhouse” is available now on your preferred digital streaming platform.

New Release: KATZÙ OSO’s NEW “Secuestro al Corazón” Video

Katzù Oso found the inspiration for the song after watching the Netflix drama,” Narcos”. “I was hooked on Narcos and the idea of making a song that captured the intensity of what the show portrayed which is why the title just seemed fitting. “Secuestro” is heard and seen throughout the series so I wanted to capture the emotion of “kidnapping” someone’s heart just as the title says”, explained Katzù Oso.

Anna Graceman Releases Powerful Music Video, “Night Follows”

Anna Graceman’s “Night Follows” video, co-directed by herself and Rachel Deeb, expresses the impact of a terrifying event on her life. “‘Night Follows’ was inspired by a traumatic experience I had,” she explains. “A large SUV drove down the street past me, turned around at the cul de sac, and then parked in the middle of the road next to me. Someone in a hoodie came up to my window and tapped a gun to the glass telling me to ‘get out of the car, babe.'” The video captures Graceman’s emotional journey in coming to terms with what she experienced. As she sings the powerful lyrics, “it won’t keep me awake,” Graceman stares into the camera showing the audience that overcoming this adversity has only left her stronger. The song allows her to voice that even though she has been able to process the effect of the carjacking on her life, the trauma of the event will always remain in the back of her mind. “After about a year of trying to write, I came up with the idea for “Night Follows.” It’s a metaphor for the fear and weight I still carry around from this experience. I’d written a verse, pre, and chorus before I brought it into a session with Henry Brill.”