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Vwillz Releases Music Video For Single “Pretty Face”

On Friday, PoweredByCMG & Vwillz released the “Before The Storm – Day” EP. The EP was lead with powerful singles “Pretty Face” & “Take Me Home”. “Pretty Face” was more Pop/Alternative Rock leaning and “Take Me Home” found itself uniquely and beautifully blending Hip Hop & Pop.


Odium Records announces premiere of the split of BLACK ALTAR with Norwegian devils KIRKEBRANN titled “Deus Inversus”.

South Florida Rapper Liljitm3n releases hometown tribute “Opp Town”  

Today, Florida’s rising incendiary rap sensation Liljitm3n releases a new single “Opp Town”, via 300 Entertainment. “Opp Town” is a high-intensity track that showcases Liljitm3n’s bars and palpable energy. Throughout the track, Liljitm3n reps his hometown of West Palm Beach Florida, where the music video was also shot. The visual is brought to life by Liljitm3n’s closest hometown friends and supporters. Opp Town will get listeners on their feet and the music video puts Liljitm3n’s undeniable energy on display.

Emma Steinbakken Releases Mesmerizing New Track “Dance” With Music Video

“Dance”, co-written by Jocke Berg (Kent) and produced by Jonny Coffer (Beyoncé, Lykke Li, Rita Ora, Panic! At The Disco!), is the follow-up to Emma’s´ last single ‘let’s blow our feelings up with dynamite’, which got chosen as Track Of The Week on major Norwegian radio station P3, was premiered with Brooke Reese on Beats 1 and was added to Switzerland’s biggest radio station, SRF3. Emma also performed the song on Norway´s biggest TV show Lindmo (find the acoustic performance here). To date, ‘let’s blow our feelings up with dynamite’ sits at well over one million streams globally.


Today, songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Max Leone shares his new single “Malleable” and its accompanying video. Released via Darkroom Records, “Malleable” showcases the 21-year-old’s artist’s signature sound — an alt-leaning yet urban-inspired breed of lo-fi bedroom pop.

Aline Mayne releases “Princess Boy” EP, with remixes by Amanda Lepore, Jodie Harsh and Honey Dijon

The song is a dance anthem about Aline’s love and admiration for a Princess Boy, soon to become a Queen. The music video stars a young man in his boudoir, experimenting with makeup, wigs and various dresses and outfits, and transforming into a fabulous Queen!

D.C. producer Alex Young returns with new single “Projection” for the New World Tapes

Synth-laden with suspenseful bass and knocking Hip-Hop beat patterns, Alex creates the perfect lo-fi, atmospheric measure, moving elegantly with an earnest and subdued performance that blends rap and vocals in an emotionally present way.

Die Robot Urge Moderation in Their New Song “Fanatic”

Electro-Industrial band Die Robot returns from isolation with a new single release and a new video!

The band’s new single Fanatic initially premiered in February at their sold out show at Oregon’s Museum of Science and Industry. With the world being affected by the global shut down during the pandemic, Die Robot took to the studio record the new single.

Bowregard Debut Album ‘Arrows’ Out Now

Colorado bluegrass outfit Bowregard are proud to announce the release of their debut full-length album Arrows – out today, July 1, 2020. The album release follows the premiere of the band’s new single “High on a Mountain” on The Bluegrass Situation last Friday, and the band’s first single “Fallen Angels” which premiered on American Songwriter earlier in June. Recorded in the band’s hometown of Boulder, CO at e-Town Studios (home of the nationally syndicated eTown radio show), the 10-track album capitalizes on the quintet’s fleet-fingered flatpicking, captivating original songwriting, and seamless three-part harmonies. Arrows is now available on all major digital platforms.

NEW RELEASE: Mind Monogram’s “Kult Chair” Lyric Video | OUT NOW

For the animated video, Mind Monogram worked with Tyler Downey to bring their vision to life. “We had the privilege to collaborate with our friend Tyler Downey for this lyric video. He’s worked with us previously creating animation for our recent single/music video ‘Chasing Rabbits.’ ‘Kult Chair’ itself is about human trafficking, the victims who are often from foreign or 3rd world countries, and the ominous unethical ‘cult like’ people behind everything related to it. #Epsteindidntkillhimself,” the Los-Angeles based band explained.

Sami Chohfi premieres video set in India for “Dirty Your Soul” on Vents Mag

“Dirty Your Soul’ is a Beatles-esque ode to childlike wonder cutting through the distractions of adulthood,” Vents’ RJ Frometa writes. “Chohfi’s songwriting has the unmistakable cross of a rock upbringing spun with influences picked up while traveling the world.”

PREMIERE: Sami Chohfi Releases New Music Video For “Dirty Your Soul”

OVTLIER Premieres Official Music Video for “Buried Me Alive”

“Buried Me Alive” is a personal favorite and great representation of Ovtlier. I chose to re-record Buried in 2019 (release in 2020) because I knew there was a lot of life left and it deserved to be heard. It was written by myself and Evan McKeever and produced by Justin “JD” de Blieck of Ice Nine Kills. It was a great experience to revisit a song from years ago only to see how much you grow as a musician and vocalist. It’s a test to oneself. Lyrically, the song is about my love for music but hate for the industry. It can almost take the love out of the art if you let it, chew you up and spit you out. Like life, we must roll with the punches and continue on” says Arena.

Mike Mago’s new single ‘Sun Keeps Rising Up’ ft Jodie Abacus is out Today

The song rings with hope as Abacus’ soulful vocals combine with Mago’s exuberant, propulsive instrumentation to celebrate the promise inherent in each day.

Mike Mago says, “Although this track was recorded a couple of months ago, Jodie and I feel the lyrics might really connect with people now. We could all use something to lift us up at this point in time!”


“‘Ego Death’ is a very special record. It’s always an honor working with my brother ‘Ye. He’s a genius and we make incredible records every single time we link up. Skrillex and Twigs came in and blessed us with the magic that only they can put on the record. I played it once at a house party and everyone went crazy. A clip leaked online and shit but that’s all good. I just had to find the right time to put it out, so I’m excited that it’s finally THAT TIME! My new album is done and it’s coming very soon. Shout to my fans for being patient while I made sure it was perfect, it’s worth the wait…it’s my best work yet. I can’t wait for y’all to hear it!”


Multi-platinum superstar A BOOGIE WITH THE HOODIE and rising rapper DON Q reunite for “Flood My Wrist (feat. Lil Uzi Vert),” out today via Atlantic Records/Highbridge The Label. The Nick Mira and Doe Pesci-produced summertime anthem is the first single from the forthcoming Highbridge The Label compilation project, due out soon.

Chad Reynvaan announces the release of “Permanently Lost” music video

Chad Reynvaan is announcing the release of the music video for “Permanently Lost,” the first single from his album 21st Sensory that was released on June 4th. 21st Sensory is the anticipated follow-up to 2015’s Strange Twist. The Anchorage Press said 21st Sensory is an “album filled with pop-rock gems that are reminiscent of some of his favorite musical influences from The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac to Weezer.”


Rising metal band KINGSMEN have teamed up with Knotfest.com to debut a disturbing new video for the band’s latest single, “Until I’ve Departed.” The track is found on the band’s recently released, debut full-length album, “Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery,” which is available now from SharpTone Records.

Kingsmen Showcase Sinister New Video for Until I’ve Departed

SPEELBURG Announces Debut Album ‘Porsche’ Due Out September 18th

Rising electro-pop artist Speelburg has officially announced the details for his debut studio album Porsche, due out Friday, September 18th via Kartel Music Group, and has released his new single “When You Want Me,” an upbeat, energetic song about cosmic longing. The tantalizing foot-stomping track sees the multi-faceted artist and producer playing most of the instrumentation himself, except for the brass played by his friend Paul Silver.


KILLBOY is back with her latest single “That’s Okay I’ll Just Fuck Myself” – written and produced by KILLBOY herself. Catch her video game vibes and fire in the streets in its accompanying animated video –


Today, Beaumont, Texas based polymath Teezo Touchdown releases standout new track Strong Friend. Arriving during a year that has already seen a global pandemic and widescale social unrest, Teezo Touchdown’s message seems vital to the times that we live in as he encourages us to look after each other’s mental health as much as possible during these uncertain times. Strong Friend earmarks Teezo Touchdown as a surefire one to watch this year. Marrying the dynamic magnetism with the pop punk bite, Teezo’s distinct style, vocal charisma and genre smashing tendencies are present for all to see on Strong Friend.

Emerging Brooklyn Rapper, Smoove’L Shares New Track And Video “Turn Left Turn Right” Today

Rising Brooklyn-raised artist, Smoove’L returns with his latest track and video for “Turn Left Turn Right” today on Run Music/Interscope Records. On the audacious single Smoove continues to do what he’s known for best – spit his blunt bars with his natural grandstand energy. In the video directed by Keylo we catch a glimpse into the function, a wild get together that showcases his raw intensity and gritty aesthetics that we first saw with his breakout hit “New Apollos.”

Watch Now: The Stars Align As Home Free, Lee Greenwood & The United States Air Force Band Come Together For A Special Take On “God Bless The U.S.A.”

Just in time for the 4th of July, all-vocal Country entertainers Home Free have teamed up with GRAMMY-winning icon Lee Greenwood and The United States Air States Air Force Band for a soulful rendition of Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.”

Sad Alex Releases “Stockholm’s A Ghost Town” via Red Bull Records

Out now via Red Bull Records, “Stockholm’s A Ghost Town” serves as a homage to anyone who has been ghosted. Premiered via Flaunt, the single is a melodramatic reflection of a barely blossoming relationship that disappeared without a trace. Sad Alex’s haunting vocals float in and out across acoustic guitar riffs and vibrant production, lamenting on unanswered questions and unreciprocated feelings.

Alternative metal band FENISIA sign with Eclipse Records, new album out October 30, 2020

Eclipse Records is elated to announce the signing of Fenisia to an exclusive, worldwide deal. Based in Rome, Fenisia have been a staple of the Italian rock scene since the release of their debut album in 2012. The band’s music is influenced by the “deep south” sound of the American southern rock movement and the result is a unique sound which blends heavy metal riffs with modern hard-rockin’ song structures.

DEVILDRIVER Reveals Menacing Second Single “Iona” + Eerie New Music Video

Top-charting dark groove metal originators DEVILDRIVER recently announced the highly-anticipated release of their upcoming double album, Dealing With Demons. The first volume – entitled Dealing With Demons I – drops on October 9, 2020 via Napalm Records and marks the band’s first release of new, original material since 2016’s acclaimed Trust No One. Representing the onset of a final purging of the themes that have long possessed frontman Dez Fafara and DEVILDRIVER’s music, each track on Dealing With Demons I illustrates a different demon to be dealt with, or released.

KALEO’s “Way Down We Go” Serves as Soundtrack for New Giorgio Armani Campaign

GRAMMY-nominated Elektra/Atlantic recording artists KALEO are featured in the new Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò Profondo fragrance campaign starring Aleksander Rusić with their chart-topping 2x Platinum-certified “Way Down We Go” from 2016’s A/B.

The ad features Rusić leaping into the ocean and swimming in the sea set to the track that has been used in over two dozen television shows and topped The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs Chart.

NEW LANGUAGE Debuts New Music Video for “PARANOID” Off Latest Release ‘EP1_2020’*

LA alternative rock outfit NEW LANGUAGE has released a captivating new music video to visually express the mindset of their new single “PARANOID.” “PARANOID” completes the band’s EP1_2020 visual trilogy as they rev up for the release of their full length due out later this year.


New Jersey rapper Shotta Spence takes off with the release of his heavy-hitting new single “Starship.” Produced by Mohntra and directed by Max [Swae Lee, A$AP Ferg], the mind-bending visual finds Shotta in a rightfully confident mood as he sets a sleek take-over for 2020. Shotta is setting the stage to release his forthcoming project S.H.O.T.T.A. having already released the Resource [Ear Drummers] and Nick Mira [Juice WRLD, Trippie Redd] co-produced track “ARRIBA.”

GWAR Joins Forces With In De Goot Entertainment

Sleazy P. Martini, the longtime manager of GWAR, has sold the band’s contract to In De Goot Entertainment. Proving he is the most unscrupulous manager since Colonel Tom Parker, Sleazy P. traded the band for a pile of filthy lucre in order to fund his lavish lifestyle of dissipated dalliances with drugs, prostitutes and high powered weaponry. We suspect Sleazy is somehow still calling the shots, but he has entrusted the band’s future to industry veteran Wild Bill Mcgathy’s freewheeling management company In De Goot Entertainment.

Long Island, NY Pop-Punk Band CARD READER Ponder Life’s Fleeting Nature on Emotional New Single “Sore Eyes” Produced by Nik Bruzzese (Man Overboard)

Card Reader is a new pop-punk band from Long Island, NY. A trio consisting of guitarist/vocalist Tom Petito, drummer Rob Cigliano, and guitarist Marc Lambert. The project launched on February 4th 2020 with the debut single and music video “Familiar Voices.” Their first song was followed by two more independent releases “True Enemy” and “Sore Eyes” later in the year.

With the live music scene currently suffering, Card Reader is determined to forge ahead. They will be heading back into the studio this summer to record their first EP, which is due to be released in the fall.

DL: Anteloper (Jaimie Branch & Jason Nazary) share new video ‘Radar Radio’ and release ‘Tour Beats Vol.1’

Anteloper is a duo of psychedelic sonic compatriots starring a pair of raggedy celestial sound warriors: trumpeter Jaimie Branch and drummer Jason Nazary. These longtime friends and collaborators met as young explorers and consider this electrified duo a continuous experiment into the unknown sonic abyss. Improvised organisms, abstract bangers, and mind-bending head boppers are guided by a unique desire to hear what hasn’t been heard before. This is music made of and for the moment, tipping towards the future, moving feet to the new-new beat.

SAMUEL PROFFITT Shares Russian Art Inspired Video; EP Coming 7/24       

Artist and producer Samuel Proffitt shares a dark, splattered, Jackson Pollock-esque (if his medium was film instead of paint) video for his latest track “Sounds (Звуки).” The track, which premiered yesterday via mxdwn, is off Proffitt’s upcoming EP Shades (out July 24th).

BROCARDE Releases Official Music Video for “World Upside Down”

UK Based, Dark Cinematic Rock artist and designer BROCARDE has released the gothic infused, self-directed official music video for “World Upside Down.” Featuring Ray Luzier (KoRn) on drums, “World Upside Down” is off of the upcoming EP, Love Me Till I’m Beautiful, due out July 10th, 2020.

Danny Blu (Echo Black) Teams with KANGA on His Song “White (K)night”

Releasing the original version of White (K)night earlier this year, Danny Blu worked with up and coming artist KANGA on a new variation of the song. White (K)night was written by Danny about anxiety, specifically social anxieties and how he deals with them, mostly with drugs and alcohol. Seeking validation in all the wrong places such as social media, the wrong crowds, and egomaniacs. Danny first found success as the frontman of the Rock band Echo Black, but his solo work helped him strengthen his feelings and eliminate stigmas.


17 year old rising star Alfie Templeman has today shared “Obvious Guy”, the latest single from his upcoming EP Happiness In Liquid Form – out 17 July on Chess Club Records. Fresh from landing on the BBC Radio 1 playlist for three weeks with the EP’s title-track and being crowned The Observer’s One to watch in May, Templeman returned last night with a second consecutive Hottest Record in the World bestowed by BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac. With a limited quantity of EP vinyl, preorders sold out within minutes and a second pressing is now in the works ahead of full release on 17 July.

will hyde – ‘easy for u.’

Fresh from the reveal of his stunning debut single easy for u., 20-year-old Australian fast riser will hyde is today revealing the video for the standout introduction. The cut, which picked up acclaim from the likes of CLASH, Wonderland Magazine and was featured in 16 New Music Friday playlists globally, has been given stunning visual treatment by Joey Knox and Stefan Kolhi.

J.D. Shelburne exclusively premieres “Church Pew Bar Stool” with CMT

Country music singer/songwriter J.D. Shelburne delivers every ounce of country sound needed to light up the airwaves with the release of his latest single “Church Pew Bar Stool.” Coming in hot like a southern summer, Shelburne’s single hits close to home while starring as a staple in every country playlist. The “Church Pew Bar Stool” music video exclusively premiered on CMT Music and CMT.com on July 1st to a worldwide audience. The single is now available on all streaming platforms for fans to enjoy.

Blacc Zacc Celebrates Success In “What I Did Today” Video

A lot of us could use any kind of good news these days to lift our spirits. And today that good news comes in the form of motivation to get after the hustle. For Blacc Zacc (South Coast Music Group/Interscope Records), his hard work has afforded him the comfortable lifestyle of buying what he wants, when he wants. In his new video for “What I Did Today,” he walks you through his daily schedule of errands that include stimulating the economy with his expensive habits and making the detractors jealous, all in his green Hellcat. Director FoolWithTheCamera follows Blacc Zacc as he picks up a flooded out chain and other jewelry before heading to the studio. It’s all in a day’s work for the Carolina Narco.

Ruby Red Releases Hypnotic New Track “Desert Star”

Indie-pop duo Ruby Red have just released their captivating EP, Area of Affect. Daniel Laner and Fernando Fine explore emotion through a range of sounds inspired by various genres that encourage thought for all listeners. Area of Affect is now available for streaming worldwide.