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SixForty1’s new single is a Pop-Country love song that embraces simplicity

Breakout pop-country duo SixForty1 will release their newest single “Forget Those Heels” this Friday, July 3. “This song was a no brainer when considering songs for our EP. It taps into the intimate sides of our lives that we wanted to share with our fans,” says SixForty1. The new song follows the release of “Somebody’s Gonna” earlier this year as well as 2019’s “Next Kiss,” “Plane Crazy” and the double A-Side single release of “Show You Around” and “I Get That.”

Phoria change musical direction with new contemporary classical track ‘Intro’

What do you do when months of planning and preparation gets destroyed by a global pandemic? Well if you’re Delta Sleep, you take the project you were working on and turn it into a celebration – a celebration of the places you’ve been lucky enough to visit and serve notice that you’ll be back when the world allows.

Delta Sleep share new track and short film ‘Three Ghosts’

it’s another sad girl summer – Maisie Peters

“I’m reaching out to share my new song, “Sad Girl Summer,” with you. It was written at the beginning of last summer, which ironically went on to be one of the best summers of my life!”

Silversun Pickups Perform “Don’t Know Yet” On Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Silversun Pickups performed their latest single, “Don’t Know Yet” on last night’s episode of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. The band taped the stripped down version while socially distanced in their respective homes, and were joined by Samantha Bee who contributed finger snaps to the song. Watch the band’s performance of “Don’t Know Yet” for Full Frontal With Samantha Bee here.


Today 2nd July New Zealand artist Andrew Spraggon, crafting under the moniker Sola Rosa, teases more new music with for ‘For The Mighty Dollar’, featuring regular collaborator and former The Streets singer Kevin Mark Trail. The track is the second single from the forthcoming album, ‘Chasing The Sun’, due for release on 25th September.

SERUM 114 Announces New Album, Im Zeichen der Zeit + Releases New Single & Official Video

German punk rockers SERUM 114 have been kicking up the fuss for over 10 years with their hard-hitting blend of punk and modern rock – without counting bruises or scars! Today, the punk rock unit releases their new single, “Abgefucktes Leben” (engl. “fucked up life”), along with an authentic music video, fresh off their upcoming album Im Zeichen der Zeit (engl. “signs of time”), to be released via Napalm Records on September 18, 2020. Following their chart-topping longplayer Die Nacht Mein Freund (engl. “the night is my friend”) (GER #3), the new full-length includes 14 energetic tracks, careening towards a rock break-out.

Rarity Drop New Single/Music Video “Leave It Alone”

Hamilton-based rock quintet Rarity make their return to the Canadian punk scene with “Leave It Alone,” the band’s first new single since the 2019 full-length, The Longest Lonesome (New Damage Records). Exclusive “Leave It Alone” merch is also available now via the New Damage store.

Dream Nails (Alcopop!/Dine Alone) share queercore song about Jillian Michaels/announce debut LP

London punks Dream Nails have been the subject of considerable excitement in the UK since they first emerged on the DIY scene. Releasing a stream of singles and an EP, they have earned high praise from places like VICE, DAZED, The Guardian, Clash, Nylon and i-D who called the band “the best all-girl punk queertet since Bikini Kill.” Noted for their strong emphasis on empowerment from a queer feminist perspective and their involvement in a host of political causes, the band’s budding reputation has seen them tour in the UK and Europe with Cherry Glazerr and Anti-Flag, and make three consecutive appearances at Glastonbury all before releasing their first LP. Today the band are announcing their debut self-titled full length, which will be released August 28th by Dine Alone (City & Colour, Alexisonfire, The Chats) in North America and UK indie Alcopop! (Art Brut, Kississippi, Tigercub) for Rest of World.

Kestrels’ (fuzzy power-pop on Darla Records) new single

You might already be familiar with them, but Kestrels are a fuzzy, reverb drenched power-pop band from Halifax, Nova Scotia who excel at crafting huge sounding songs with big hooks and ripping riffs. Ostensibly a pop record filtered through classic mid 90’s indie rock, Dream or Don’t Dream is Kestrels’ follow-up to their self-titled 2016 record which was praised by places like The FADER, VICE, BrooklynVegan, KEXP, the BBC and more. “Vanishing Point” is the album opener and a perfect example of Kestrels’ brand of bounding shoegaze, a crushing and captivating track about recognizing a relationship is ending and the unease that comes with the undeniable, inevitable feeling of collapse.

Oscar Jerome shares ‘Joy Is You’ from ‘Breathe Deep’ LP out Aug 14th (Kokoroko, Lianne La Havas, Kamasi Washington)

The poignant ‘Joy Is You’ is the latest single to be lifted from the South London-based artist’s upcoming debut album, ‘Breathe Deep’, now due for release August 14th. The record sees the guitarist and vocalist bring in a long list of collaborators, including his bandmates in Brownswood-signed afrobeat group Kokoroko plus Joe Armon-Jones, Lianne La Havas and friends in Sons of Kemet, Maisha and Steam Down.

4th of July – Pandora’s Most-Thumbed Songs of the 50 States

In honor of Independence Day this year, Pandora has crunched its data to come up with the most-thumbed songs from musicians hailing from each of the 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington D.C.

WATCH: Lila Iké Drops New Video for “Forget Me”

Lila Iké sheds layers of emotion revealing her most vulnerable side on “Forget Me,” the standout track from her debut EP The ExPerience. For its brand new video, director Oshane ‘Shane Creative’ Junior from Wikid Media JA & co-director Nickii Kane filmed a breakup to makeup sequence, mixed with color-saturated backdrops, in Kingston, Jamaica.


Milwaukee hip-hop duo Guerrilla Ghost are preparing for the release of their second album, “We Get What We Deserve”. While the debut single “Wesley Snipes in Demolition Man” showed a growth from the group’s previous efforts, it also built upon what their audience has come to know and love from the group-a sound rooted in electronica and hip hop filtered through the more aggressive elements of metal and industrial music. Their newest single, however, showcases a side of the group that hasn’t been quite as visible in their past work.

CAT SFX – Releases ‘Doom Generation’ this July || Listen Now

Delivered at motorik pace, ‘Doom Generation’ is an insuppressible joyride of hurtling guitars and zany synthesisers that strikes somewhere between X-Ray Spex and Garbage.

Low Cut Connie share new single ‘Stay As Long As You Like’

Low Cut Connie have shared their new single ‘Stay As Long As You Like’, the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming double album Private Lives, out on October 13th via Contender Records / MidCitizen Records. The track is accompanied by a music video directed by frontman Adam Weiner, who describes it as “a love letter to my fans. I miss hugging them.”

GORGATRON: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Insurmountable” Lyric Video

North Dakota death metal/grind faction GORGATRON has unveiled a lyric video for “Insurmountable.” Now playing at Decibel Magazine, the latest hymn comes by way of the band’s Pathogenic Automation, set for release this August via Blood Blast Distribution.

Gorgatron Reveals “Insurmountable” Lyric Video and Prepares for Festival Appearance!?!


ELLEFSON the eponymous solo band of Grammy-Winning Megadeth bassist/co-founder David Ellefson has announced the release of NO COVER, an LP featuring 13+ cover songs including classic tracks from Motorhead, WASP, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Queen, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Fastway, Fight, Dead Kennedys, and more, with cover art by Melody Myers (Ellefson, Altitudes and Attitude, Escape The Fate) out 10/2 on Combat Records.



Today, platinum-selling alternative pop trio, lovelytheband, announced the release of their long-awaited sophomore album, “conversations with myself about you,” set for worldwide release on August 28th via The Century Family, Inc.


Described as “stereotype-busting” and “record-breaking” (Variety), Andress has been named to GRAMMY-contender watch lists by outlets such as Billboard. A featured musical guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert twice this year already, Andress joined over 50 country artists yesterday as part of #CMASummerStayCay to perform “Waste of Lime” for the first time.

Baltimore Rapper DZ (fka Black Zheep DZ) Announces His Presence with “PEEP”

Finding hidden rhythmic pockets with his malleable flow, Baltimore rapper DZ (fka Black Zheep DZ) is one of his city’s freshest stylists. Coming through with a sinister warning shot, DZ shares “Peep,” his new video single. Weaving his way through thumping 808s and eerie piano loops, DZ switches between off-kilter triplets and slurred cadences as he gets ready to seize his opportunity to shine: “Peep, though/I ain’t comin’ at all if I ain’t comin’ lethal/Put my heart on ice cubes, I’m goin’ D-bo/Mind to strong for a weak ho.” “Peep” is set to appear on Gutz & Glory, DZ’s upcoming EP.

Kolohe Kai Announces New Single “Catching Lightning” Dropping July 24th

Pacific Reggae Star Kolohe Kai delivers a feel-good reggae vibe with a mix of pop influences. Kolohe Kai announces new single “Catching Lightning” to be released on July 24th. This bright reggae-infused R&B ditty is the first single from Kolohe Kai’s forthcoming EP.