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‘Catastrophic Entertainment’ the new album from San Francisco indie/power pop band Cocktails is out everywhere digitally today

‘Catastrophic Entertainment’ the new full-length album from San Francisco indie/power pop band COCKTAILS is out digitally everywhere today via Berlin-based Alien Snatch! Records and the band’s own imprint Wizards & Potions Records.

HARLOE – New Music Video Shot Entirely On iPhone

HARLOE is a powerhouse vocalist, cut-to-the-bone songwriter, and badass producer, earning Grammy nominations for her co-writing on Ella Mai’s 2019 self-titled album and co-writing/production on Kelly Clarkson’s 2017 album, Meaning of Life. She’s also written for Celine Dion’s latest album and has worked with JoJo, Madison Beer, Nick Jonas, Charli XCX, and Britney Spears to name a few!

ESPN to Air Eagles “Live From The Forum MMXVIII” on Sunday Night

ESPN will air the Eagles concert “Live From The Forum MMXVIII” this holiday weekend. The Eagles spent the majority of 2018 on an extensive North American tour with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey joining Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit. Earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike, the quintet arrived at the Forum in Los Angeles for three sold-out concerts on September 12, 14, and 15. Highlights from all three shows have now been compiled for the new 26-song live album and concert film that will premiere on ESPN this Sunday, July 5th, at 8 PM EDT / 5 PM PDT, introduced by longtime Eagles fan ESPN’s Chris Berman.

ESPN to Air Eagles “Live from The Forum MMXVIII” on Sunday Night, July 5

New Single from Indie Pop Duo Clemency

“Let Me Hold You” was written in a season of witnessing dear friends experience terrible tragedy and agonizing loss. In those moments speaking with them as they went through unbelievable hardship, the only words that didn’t seem powerless were, “We love you.” – Jason, Clemency

Alternative Rock/Metal Vocalist Jen Janet To Release New Single “Possession,” Out July 8th

Alternative rock/metal vocalist Jen Janet has announced the upcoming release of her new single “Possession,” out on all digital platforms July 8th. Self-described as a ‘multimedia musical project,’ Jen Janet has long-term industry experience as both a solo artist and front woman, as well as in fashion, makeup, photography, and videography. Built upon darker imagery, her new music highlights a noticeable shift in genres – her last solo EP, released in 2017, was a focused pop record. “Possession” finds Jen back in her rock roots and ready to embrace the darkness.

Pamungkas Drops Music Video for “Deeper”

With only a week out, Pamungkas’ Solipsism has received a warm reception from listeners with now over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify! Pamungkas has now dropped the music video for one of the title tracks, “Deeper” and will be dropping more videos for fans in the coming months.

Pamungkas Drops Music Video for “Deeper”

WOLVES IN ARGYLE: Cvlt Nation Debuts “Wasteless” Video From Oakland Punk/Garage Rock Unit Featuring Former Members Of The Gits, The Oozzies, And Others; Dangereux Full-Length Out Now

Oakland punk/garage rock unit, WOLVES IN ARGYLE, who feature within their ranks former members of The Gits, The Oozzies, and more are pleased to unveil their official new video for “Wasteless.” Now playing at Cvlt Nation, the track serves as the closer of their debut full-length, Dangereux.

Hear the veil lift in WOLVES IN ARGYLE “Wasteless”

INTRCPTR: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Dusted” Video

Los Angeles-based duo INTRCPTR – formed by guitarist Ben Carr of 5ive and drummer Larry Herweg of Pelican – presents a brand-new official video through a premiere at Decibel Magazine. The track “Dusted” is found on the band’s second EP, II, released last year through Dark Operative imprint Pax Aeternum. The video sees its debut as the band announces its dissolution.

INTRCPTR Release Video for “Dusted,” Announce Band Break-up

DISSONANCE Announces New Maxi-Single “Precipice;”

Darkwave artist Cat Hall (aka DISSONANCE) proudly reveals the new single & visualizer clip for “Precipice.” Says Cat Hall regarding the struggle that inspired the song:

“When I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and told I could not have children, I was devastated. I was angry. I wrestled with the emotional pain for years after the physical scars healed. “Precipice” is me addressing this loss and the cause of it.”


Influenced by a myriad of genres including jazz and folk, marigolden’s music explores taking up space, reclamation of self, and feminism. As marigolden explains: “‘Taking It Back’ is about “reclaiming my self-worth and making a promise to call out injustices of all kinds so others can too”.


In speaking about “Sundy or Mundy,” Koe says: “It’s about losing your mind. When you’re sitting there in the studio, you can forget what day it is. It was written from the same perspective. You get delirious and numb to the whole situation. It’s got a gritty and heavy sound, but the choruses go down smooth and steady.”

DDENT: stream majestic post-metal album ‘Couvre-sang’ in full!

Instrumental post-metal project DDENT team up with Cvlt Nation to present their massive and mind-elevating third album ‘Couvre-sang’ in its entirety, ahead of its official release this Friday 3rd July on their own imprint Chien Noir.

Listen to your inner spaces on DDENT ‘Couvre-sang’ Album Premiere

The HU drop brand new video for ‘Shireg Shireg’

The ‘Shireg Shireg’ video is the newest teaser for their upcoming deluxe version of The Gereg, out next week on July 10th. Also on the album are fantastic collaborations with Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Danny Case (From Ashes To New) and Lzzy Hale (Halestorm). The original album, their debut in fact, reached #21 in the UK Charts, and has sold over 130K copies worldwide.


The video for ‘Kisses For Breakfast’ was filmed by Kiara during lockdown in her mum’s apartment. Directed by Tom Haigh through facetime and email, the video shows Kiara in various outfits and settings at home messaging a new love.

Mass Datura share new track from upcoming new album ‘Wish Untitled’

London band Mass Datura release their sophomore album ‘Wish Untitled’ on 10th July on All Types of Slime Records.

Today, they share new track ‘Eternally Sold Separately’. Merging their tongue in cheek lyrics with an upbeat tempo, Mass Datura jump straight into the deep end with this track as the driving bass line plummets through a tidal wave of garage rock. The rhythm guitar steers the band through a wave of sonar emotions from warped echoing ambience and orchestral crescendos, to all-out aggressive art-rock choruses.

INTRODUCING: Kaisha & Neo-Soul Bop ‘Tell Me’

Born from being stuck in a vicious cycle, Tell Me is a beautiful neo-soul offering that shares the struggle of trying to fix the unfixable. Carefully etched lyrics and honey-dipped vocals package the message in a perfect delivery for summer.


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.

ALISON CLANCY – Solo dance performance in Der Fliegende Holländer at The Metropolitan Opera to premiere on PBS

Alison Clancy’s awe-inspiring contemporary dance solo stormed the stage this past spring at The Metropolitan Opera. It was a full immersion into Wagner’s epic oceanic overture of Der Fliegende Holländer with heightened storytelling and astonishing 3D visuals. A highly anticipated string of performances opened on March 2nd, 2020 — After the pandemic’s abrupt cancellation of her “Live from The Met” international cinema debut (as well as the rest of the NYC dates at historic Lincoln Center), a rehearsal taping of her last performance will premiere on PBS July 5, 2020 (check local listings for times)

New > Luke Jenner > single “All My Love” > from forthcoming LP “1” > listen here

Today, The Rapture singer Luke Jenner shares a new single from his forthcoming solo LP “1”. The single is titled “All My Love”.

“‘All My Love’ is the central argument of my life” says Luke. “It is a prayer, an intention and a promise. It’s all there, my family, the most important things. It hopefully gets the ball rolling on the community and the label properly and lets people know what we are about. What comes next.”

New-wave Dutch trio Rex explore poignant themes on debut EP

Known for post punk, new wave and Spanish rhythms, the Amsterdam-based band Rex explore topics on the darker side of life. In a chaotic whirlwind of lost love, loneliness and companionship, the band are soon to release their self-titled debut EP ‘Rex’ which will be available from 26th June 2020.

Tom Morello x Shea Diamond x Dan Reynolds x The Bloody Beetroots – “Stand Up” Out Now

n a charged response to both the outrage and solidarity rising from the national reckoning over police brutality and systemic racism, GRAMMY Award-winning musician & activist Tom Morello turned to a score of fellow artist comrades – Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, producer The Bloody Beetroots and artist/activist Shea Diamond.

The result is “Stand Up,” a reflection of the diversity of people unifying against racism in this moment – available everywhere NOW on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. The searing track was co-written by Morello, Reynolds, Diamond, The Bloody Beetroots, Justin Tranter and Eren Cannata. Full lyrics can be found below.

Teflon Mark – “Drop” ft. MoneyBagg Yo

New > Jarreau Vandal Shares New Single > ‘My Way’ ft Col3trane

Today, Jarreau Vandal follows his previous single, ‘Nothing Nice’ feat. Kojey Radical and Gaidaa, with the afrobeats groove ‘My Way. The track was exclusively premiered by DJ Target on BBC Radio 1xtra, and sees Jarreau team up with emerging R&B singer Col3trane. Co-written by Ari Pensmith (GoldLink, Beyoncé), ‘My Way’ is the third single to be taken from Jarreau’s forthcoming EP ‘Superhero: The Villain Within, released 16th July on Hear This Records.

Nasty Announces New Album ‘Menace’ Out September 25th

Richmond Thrashers Enforced have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band is currently hard at work on their upcoming studio album Kill Grid with their long time engineer/producer Bob Quirk as well as Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy) handling mixing.

Nasty To Release New Album “Menace” In September

KNIFEY – Our new single ‘Savage’ is out NOW!

“With our new song, “Savage,” we feel that we have really come into our own as a band. It was inspired by the smash 1991 blockbuster, Point Break, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.

We wanted this track to live up to its near-mythical subject matter and we’re quite happy with the outcome.”

WARLUNG sign to HPS Records + new single unveiled!

Heavy Psych Sounds are proud to welcome Texas heavy rock unit WARLUNG to their eclectic roster, for the release of their third full-length “Optical Delusions” in October 9th, as well as the repress of their first two albums. Stream new single “The Scorpion In The Sand” via Invisible Oranges, and preorder your copy now!

WARLUNG describe their experience crafting this new album: “On Optical Delusions, we found a middle ground between the classic horror theme of the first album and the rock n roll aspect of the second. We continued to experiment with song structures and changing tempos to keep the music dynamic and interesting. This album explores everything we have done before while guiding us into something new.”

Supernaive have released a new video & single ‘Under Control’ (ft. NAL)

French producers and brothers Supernaive are releasing their debut album Nekomata. Recorded between Paris and Tokyo, the record features elements of electronica and RnB akin to the esoteric stylings Jamie xx or Mount Kimbie.

Los Coast ft. Gary Clark Jr. Release “A Change Is Gonna Come” Benefiting DAWA

The Austin, TX-based Los Coast will release “A Change Is Gonna Come” featuring Gary Clark Jr. tomorrow. Their version of the iconic Sam Cooke song follows the psychedelic alt-soul outfit’s 2019 debut Samsara which Rolling Stone said “… nods to the funky 1970s, mixing the gospel influenced vocals of frontman Trey Privott with steady grooves, fat keyboard and clouds of reverb.” Building a grassroots buzz through their mesmerizing live performances supporting Gary Clark Jr., St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and more, NPR said, “… you might not be able to slap an evergreen label on their sound, but the five-piece will certainly get your heart rate up and set your booty for ‘shake’ in no time.” Blending a mix of genres that includes R&B, new wave, funk, and world music, Los Coast has created a sound that reflects their vast influences, weaving them into something uniquely their own.

Nathaniel Rateliff debuts quarantine inspired “Time Stands” video

Of the video, Rogers says, “The global pandemic we are facing has implemented distance – distance from our loved ones far away, distance from people out in the world and distance from the life we once knew. The only way we could film during lockdown was without a crew and drone cinematography can be filmed by a single operator while emphasizing the separation inherent to this moment. People across the world are singularly experiencing this new sense of space and I wanted to document that – from bridges in Nigeria and abbeys in Scotland to the outback of Australia and skyscrapers of Sao Palo, from an empty shopping district in Tokyo to lonely Southern California beaches, silent streets of Santo Domingo and great solitude of the Colorado Rockies. The space within the recording of ‘Time Stands’ fills the vast landscapes, image and song reflecting upon time, detachment and balance.”


The song will be released digitally worldwide on Friday, July 3rd. Originally available on their most recent studio album, 2017’s THROUGH WORLDS OF STARDUST, this newly-recorded, stripped-down, solo acoustic version of the song and corresponding video exemplify the potency of lead singer Miljenko Matijevic’s impressive vocals and impassioned delivery and message.

CREMATORY Releases New Video, “When The Children Cry”

German pioneers of European gothic metal, CREMATORY, showcase another facet of their manifold spectrum with the release of their heart-wrenching cover version of “When The Children Cry”, along with an atmospheric audio-visual.

Half Moon Run Win Juno Award, Release Two New Songs

Half Moon Run is celebrating their first Juno Award win for Adult Alternative Album of the Year for A Blemish in the Great Light. The awards ceremony took place online on Monday June 29, and Half Moon Run netted the award nominated alongside incredible albums from City and Colour, Leonard Cohen, IsKwé and Patrick Watson. The group continues to release more music from isolation, today offering up two new songs, “You Won’t” and “Look Me in the Eyes (Skitstövel)” out everywhere now on Glassnote Records.