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“‘Up All Night’ is about how too often we judge people or a group of people without getting the chance to know them,” Grace shares about the song. “Everybody has a story and I think it’s important to take the time to understand each other and become more compassionate, so we can learn, grow, and heal together.”

Necklace premieres new song “Like You,” video out now

Necklace is Niklas Grool, a songwriter, producer and singer from the small town of Skjern, Denmark. Grool’s artistry beams with eccentricity—his often self-altered wardrobe includes used vintage pieces and found objects, while his songwriting and productions are a synergetic practice of intention, married with the desire to wear life’s dark layers with humor and positivity.

Dynamic Experimental Duo BONELANG Release Video For “LACRIMOSA”; New Album Out Now

Praised by the likes of NPR, Consequence of Sound, UPROXX and Vibe, experimental duo Bonelang has dropped the video for “Lacrimosa,” a highlight track from their recently released album, SAINTMAKER.

Video: Sean-Toure’- Garveyite (We Liberate and Motivate)

On Juneteenth 2020 Baltimore Music Producer/Emcee Sean-Toure’s new song “Garveyite” made its debut on all music streaming platforms. The energetic song laced with incredible music production and powerful lyrics promotes Black pride, self-love, and unity.

Jimmie Allen Announces Star-Studded EP “Bettie James” Out July 10

Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Jimmie Allen is combining his deep love of family and genre-spanning taste in music for his upcoming collaboration project Bettie James, out July 10 via Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group. The seven-track EP features brand new songs created with a variety of hitmakers and showcases Allen’s wide-ranging musical sensibilities. The project’s track list will be revealed next week. Bettie James also includes Allen’s current single “This Is Us” featuring Noah Cyrus – his fastest consuming single, garnering more than 25 million streams to date.

Jimmie Allen Announces Star-Studded EP “Bettie James” Out July 10

International Reggae Day Celebrated With New Official Music Video For Bob Marley’s ‘No Woman No Cry’

In observance of the late and legendary Bob Marley’s 75th Birthday, and in honor of the July 1 International Reggae Day celebrations, an official music video for Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry,” premiered today. Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa and shot in Jamaica and New York City, the powerful visual explores two tales of a family divided by country but connected by their love and want for a better life for their children. We see a strong and loving Mother strive to look after her children in their homeland. At the same time, the Father works tirelessly, isolated in New York City, working as a taxi driver to better provide for his family back home.

Bob Marley’s ‘No Woman, No Cry’ Gets New Music Video

XL The Beast Brings “The World Today” Feat. Skyzoo Single Alive With Lyric Video

XL The Beast (The Kreators) follows up the success of his latest single The World Today feat Skyzoo with a skillful lyric video. The visuals are directed by Amina Mara who uses movement, unique fonts, and changing backdrops to draw attention to the powerful song. “I hoped to shoot an actual video but after the plague hit we chose an alternative method. The video feels alive to me and it gives people the opportunity to break down the lyrics while enjoying the joint” says XL.


The 18-year-old Columbus, OH native Brakence self-released his debut full length punk2 earlier this year. With his unique brand of pop music blends elements of punk, alternative and trap, the album is filled with infectious songs like today’s “sauceintherough.” The new song is included in the rerelease of his debut album punk2, which features breakout tracks “fuckboy” as well as “fwb” and “dropout.” Listen to the album here.

DEVILDRIVER Reveals Menacing Second Single “Iona”

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.

LA’s Human Barbie Shares New Single/Video, “Get A Life”

From the first verse of the opening track “We Disappeared,” to the final refrain of the album closer “Be Careful What You Wish For,” it’s clear that something here is off. But that something, bathed in the soft, glimmering textures of elegant vocals, chamber reverb and analog tape, is hidden in plain sight. Much like the band’s namesake, Human Barbie is testament to slow and deleterious violence of beauty.

Mikoh – “La la Land”

“La la Land,” my new single, was written with the intention of commenting on how what we see on social media affects us in ways we might not understand.

Evangeline Gentle shares live video “Ordinary People” ~ debut album coming August 21 + bi-weekly livestreams

Gentle began writing their self-titled album, produced by Jim Bryson, at the age of 19. Written during several important coming-of-age moments in Gentle’s life, the record focuses on openheartedness, finding the strength to be vulnerable, and uplifting marginalized voices.

The Avett Brothers Announce The Third Gleam, New Album Available August 28

3x GRAMMY Award-nominees The Avett Brothers announce The Third Gleam, the highly-anticipated third installment in their ongoing Gleam series, to be released August 28 on Loma Vista Recordings. The album marks a return to The Avett Brothers’ roots, both sonically and in form with Seth and Scott Avett playing as a trio with longtime bassist Bob Crawford, and follows in the band’s tradition of sharing what’s on their minds and in their hearts as their lives, and the world around them, continue to evolve.

LANY debuts “if this is the last time”

“I started writing ‘if this is the last time’ toward the end of 2019,” says frontperson Paul Klein. “It was initially inspired by the inevitable truth that one day my parents aren’t gonna be here anymore, that picking up the phone and calling my mom is actually a luxury that I won’t always have. Moving into 2020 and being thrown into a global pandemic and being faced with a new reality, it became clear to me that finishing and perfecting this song was imperative, that maybe this was a song the world could lean on.”

Psychoid (Fra) “Thrash Impact” @ Thrash Metal

Psychoïd is a Thrash Metal band where they distills Thrash, hard-line, old school with a touch and a modern cadence.

Psychoïd causes torrents and destruction of rooms.

Psychoïd, originally from Paris, was created in 2006 with a first line up whose band was noticed in the region which allowed them to share the stage with some national bands.

Evicshen Releases Infra-red Music Video for New Single “Fever Pitch” (Electronic, Noise)

Victoria Shen (AKA Evicshen) is an experimental sound artist who has worked with electronics for over a decade. Her practice blurs the lines between sound, visual, and tactile art. Shen originally got her feet wet working for Jessica Rylan (a student and former employee of Don Buchla) at Flower Electronics, creating patchable analog synthesizers. She cultivated a fluency with electronics, which in conjunction with her expansive interests in the arts and sciences, challenges a conventional means to “make music.”

NZCA Lines (Memphis Industries, Christine and the Queens) – Shares ‘For Your Love’ – Album out July 10

“‘For Your Love’ is about constructing a relationship across video screens, longing for intimacy with one another yet always one step removed, caught in the thrill of doing something completely irrational.”


Indie-pop group MisterWives have shared new track “decide to be happy” from their forthcoming album SUPERBLOOM, out July 24th via Fueled By Ramen (album art / tracklisting below). The track is accompanied by an official video, which is streaming now on the band’s official YouTube channel.

Frontwoman Mandy Lee commented on the song, “Happiness is not a destination. It is fleeting. It comes and goes as it pleases, rarely arriving organically. I find you have to seek it out and make the conscious decision to be “happy” – and by happy I really mean taking care of yourself, your mind, your heart, your body. In my experience, it’s much easier to let my depression, anxiety, and fear take over. Getting out of the heavy mindset that often feels like I’m imprisoned in my own body is incredibly difficult, but taking tiny steps towards what brings a sense of peace or changes my brain chemistry is what I strive to achieve most days. Writing this song was me acknowledging that choice, and I hope it reminds you that you have that power within yourself as well. ESPECIALLY during this upside-down time of a pandemic, abhorrent racism, police brutality and a President who is doing nothing to help any of these pressing issues, all while being isolated at home. Be kind to your mind a little extra today, tomorrow and all the days that follow and arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor.”

Original LA Punk Trailblazers THE GO-GO’S To Release First New Single In 20 Years

The Go-Go’s, the iconic all female L.A. punk band, will release their first new recording in nearly 20 years, “CLUB ZERO,” on July 31st on UMe. The band can be seen working on an early version of the song in their new documentary THE GO-GO’S, directed by Alison Ellwood (Laurel Canyon, History of the Eagles) which premieres August 1st at 9 pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

Dream-punk band All Things Blue announce debut album ‘Get Bit’, share lead single “Dicking Around”

Dream-punk band All Things Blue have today (1/7/20) announced their debut album Get Bit will be released 2nd October. Along with the album announcement, the LA-based outfit led by frontwoman India Coombs (or simply, Blue) and collaborator Jon Joseph, are releasing new single “Dicking Around”.

Che Lingo – “Spaghetti”

Exciting UK Rapper Che Lingo dishes-up a bowl of fire emojis in new single Spaghetti. With an effortlessly smooth delivery over a punchy production, topped off with a sweet ‘doll house’ inspired official 3D animation video; This fresh yet nostalgic soon-to-be anthem, only serves as more proof of Che’s versatility as he steadily increases the heat leading up to his debut album. This song is released via Idris Elba’s label, 7Wallace.


“If there was one word I would use to describe what you are about to see, it’s “resilience.” This video is a display of the resilience our people have during these times. No matter how hard they try to oppress our power, we always Find A Way. Hope you enjoy it,” says Duckwrth on the visual.

Terrell Hines releases “Wu Dirt”

Today Terrell Hines releases the song and video for “Wu Dirt”. He will release additional tracks in the next weeks, leading up to the August 7 release Portal One: The Mixtape. There will be a visual component for all tracks included on the mixtape. While in quarantine he is shooting his own videos via a green screen and ingenuity.


Today, singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Amy Allen releases her Warner Records debut “Queen of Silver Linings.” This marks Amy’s first release as a solo artist and return to the spotlight after spending the last two years co-writing some of pop music’s biggest hits with artists including Harry Styles (“Adore You”), Halsey (“Without Me”), Selena Gomez (“Back To You”) and more.

Seattle Rockers AVOID Drop Cover of Foo Fighters “Weenie Beenie” – Premiering Exclusively via Loudwire

Seattle-based rockers AVOID are paying tribute to one of their favorite bands and biggest influences; hometown heroes Foo Fighters. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the grunge outfit’s self-titled debut (released July 4th 1995) the rising newcomers have covered the track “Weenie Beenie” from the record. Today, the band premiered the track and accompanying music video, filmed in each member’s homes during quarantine, exclusively via Loudwire.

Lou Berry (Lyrical Lemonade, Earmilk) – Shares ‘Is It?’ (feat. Ingo)

Parisian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Lou Berry is today sharing his lucid new single, ‘Is It?’ – out via French label, Le Sofa (LYNN, Lossapardo, Gracy Hopkins) – which features the work of French- Australian multi-instrumentalist/singer, Ingo, who is part of the group Mother and also features on the work of Roche Musique-signees, Duñe x Crayon. The new track trails the Lyrical Lemonade and Earmilk-tipped ‘Mary’s Lies’ that marked Lou Berry’s first release since his tipped 2016 EP, Blue Sky that found him performing alongside the likes of De La Soul and Jamiroquai.