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Folk-rock singer-songwriter releases new single via premiere on AUDIOFEMME

Folk-rock singer-songwriter, Evelyn Cools, has released the new single, “Gold Woman,” the second offering from her upcoming EP, Misfit Paradise, which will be out everywhere on August 14. Inspired by songwriters such as Stevie Nicks, Simon & Garfunkel, Lana Del Rey, and Angus & Julia Stone, Cools is recognized for her powerful lyrics and her storytelling abilities through music.

Video: ethemadassassin – Children Of The Night

ethemadassassin is back with “Children Of The Night,” off the upcoming “Bear Handz 4: Dark Side Of The Mountain.” Swedish producer, Twelvebit, provides the ghostly musical backdrop as E uses the backstreets of Amsterdam to detail how the powers of the moonlight energizes those who make moves in the shadows at night.

Sleeze The Kingpin – ‘Throw It Back ft. Angel White’


Today, Raedio, Atlantic Records and HBO releasedthe companion visual to Kirby’s “Velvet” (Remix) featuring Lucky Daye off the INSECURE: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 4 soundtrack. Watch the smooth-as-velvet, nostalgic and colorful visual directed by child and animated by Luis Mejía –

Hip-Hop Recording Artist RHYAN LAMARR Releases Visuals For His New Single, “RELIEF”

“RELIEF” was written by Rhyan LaMarr and produced by Mod G., Jack Red & Rhyan LaMarr. The inspirational Hip-hop single features Rhyan LaMarr alongside Canon, John Givez, nobigdyl., Kris Noel, Byron Juane and Jack Red and is lifted from Rhyan’s upcoming debut album, “Red Guerrilla Entertainment Presents- Rhyan Lamarr’s: aPERFECTmess (Volume1)”, available now on all streaming platforms, via the Empire/RMG Amplify label imprint. The powerful “RELIEF” music video was directed and conceptualized by Rhyan LaMarr.

Guitarists Jon Durant and Robert Jürjendal Release A Vibrant New Musical Collaboration “Across the Evening”

“Across the Evening,” by ambient experimental guitarists Jon Durant and Robert Jürjendal, further extends the ambient/jazz/world crossover music both musicians have traversed throughout their diverse careers. Featuring appearances from Colin Edwin (UK) on bass, Aleksei Saks (Estonia) on trumpet, and Andi Pupato (Switzerland) on percussion, “Across the Evening” is a multi-dimensional, trans continental delight.

Halifax songwriter Braden Lam releases new single, “Habit of My Heart”

Braden Lam releases “Habit of My Heart,” the slow-building, expansive first single from the forthcoming EP, Inside Four Walls. His new album sees Lam looking beyond the box he grew up in, and seeing a more complex world. But first there is “Habit of My Heart,” which marvels with subtle humour about what life can suddenly offer up.

JULIEN-K Premieres New Lyric Video for “Stronger Without You” on GhostCultMag.com

“Stronger Without You takes us back to our roots in Orgy “Candyass” era. We consciously wanted to revisit the spirit and tone we created when we started Orgy. The 90’s influence, the heavy detuned guitars w strong electro roots – truly OUR roots. The lyrics use apocalyptic language to tell the story of a toxic person choking on they’re own negativity. Truly Julien-K!” says vocalist Ryan Shuck.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Julien-K – “Stronger Without You” 

MIGHT: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Warlight” Video

Exile On Mainstream prepares for the release of the eponymous debut album from Hanover, Germany-based avant doom/shoegaze duo MIGHT. With its release less thatn two weeks away, the band has just issued a video for the album’s new single, “Warlight,” which makes its premiere at Cvlt Nation.

WITNESS the Magic of MIGHT’s “WARLIGHT” and soar Away!

Scuti Shares New Track “You Know” || Out Now On Different Recordings

Speaking on the video, Scuti says: “Due to lockdown, we couldn’t make the big production video we had in mind but I had the idea of paying homage to the foundation UK Rap & Grime videos from the Channel U era that I watched as a child back in the day and got Delphino on board to do something in the spirit of those classics.”

MORA PROKAZA Streams New Album in Full

The up and coming experimental duo combine the ferocious sounds of black metal with the street vibes of trap, tinges of industrial, and out-of-the-box instrumentation, creating a sound that is wholly unique and groundbreaking that you must hear it for yourself to truly grasp the artistic genius behind the Belarusian outfit.


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.

Liturgy & LEYA Share Collaborative Track “Antigone”

Today, transcendental black metal band Liturgy and NYC-based avant-pop duo LEYA are sharing a new collaborative track titled, “Antigone,” alongside an interview with Paper Magazine. “We recorded the song in late February before 2020 got so insane.” Liturgy’s Hunter Hunt-Hendrix told Paper, “Originally its purpose was as a single to promote a tour we were going to do together last April that ended up getting cancelled. The track had a different name originally, and we would have put it out in early April, but held off, because we were hoping to postpone the tour and just use it for the later dates. When it became clear in April/ May we simply had to cancel it outright, we decided to just put up the track — and we’d gotten as far as uploading it to be released before I came out as trans.”

Out Today! Gardens & Villa Share Hypnotic Single “Hurrah”

Gardens & Villa is fast approaching their peak of maturity as a band. After nearly 10 years together, they are no longer the starry-eyed boys from Santa Barbara, CA who once spent weeks camping in Richard Swift’s backyard.

Gardens & Villa’s brand new track in tribute to Richard Swift, “Hurrah,” immediately grabs listeners, opening up with a reverbed-out drum beat that lays the groundwork for the overall trance-like aura the song emits.

Windows (Mystic Braves) Share “Send It” And “Up All Night” Via XS Noize, Look Out For New Music In 2020

Today, Windows (Matthew from Mystic Braves) have shared two singles “Send It” & “Up All Night.” The tracks were premiered via XS Noize. In addition all proceeds from the Bandcamp sales will be going to the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter.

TRACK PREMIERE: Windows – Send It / Up All Night

BEDSORE: Rome-Based Death Metal Ghouls Release “Cauliflower Growth”

BEDSORE’s Hypnagogic Hallucinations is a debut album of considerable imagination and subconscious peculiarity, an uninhibited first step for a band emboldened to travel to the farthest reaches of the possible within the celestial spheres of death metal.


18 years is an important story that I’ve been attempting to tell the right way for a while now. For me, 18 years represents both a solidified age and an estimated measure of time. I fell in love at the age of 18 but I needed 18 more years to understand it. I needed 18 more years to figure out what that meant for me. It’s a love ballad longing for the right place and time. I wrote it about a year ago and sat with it for so long, but every time I played songs of mine for friends, this is the one that resonated the most. Having that one fleeting love that you hold onto, make excuses for, and keep in your mind as that “maybe someday” person is such a universal human experience. I had a moment where I was driving on my own back from the studio one day and I felt this overwhelming feeling of love for someone in my past. The beautiful thing was that it wasn’t a feeling of longing, it was pure appreciation for someone who I so deeply loved before. Regardless, I still carry that question of “maybe someday down the road” but now that I’ve written about it, the feeling is less pressing; it’s off my chest and into the world now.

Sabiyha | releases session video for ‘Love Me Alone’

Shot at sundown from a rooftop above Sabiyha’s Croydon, South London neighbourhood, the new session video captures Sabiyha’s latest Dancehall-informed release (produced by Avi Barath & Andrew James, and recorded at Dave Okumu’s Deptford studios), which charts a period in her life when a string of toxic relationships were throwing her self worth. You can watch from here….

Watch Dive Index’s video for “19 Fools” (ft. Merz) via MXDWN

Today, Dive Index’s lyric video for “19 Fools” (ft. Merz) is premiering via MXDWN. Check the premiere out here. Dive Index’s new LP, Waving At Airplanes, is out now & streaming everywhere. Despite the track being a reflective piece on 2019, MXDWN described the track as a “very-much of-the-times new song” that takes on a whole new meaning in 2020.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Dive Index Take a Reflective Look at 2020 in New Song “19 Fools (feat. Merz)”

Lianne La Havas Releases New Video for “Can’t Fight”

Lianne La Havas releases a new video today, Thursday, July 2, 2020, for the song “Can’t Fight” from her forthcoming self-titled album, due July 17 on Nonesuch in the US.In the video, the director Kevin Morosky captures the essence of who La Havas is in 2020. Created in collaboration between the director and the musician, it documents her cultural roots, influences, memories of love and loss, and daily passions, taking the viewer on a visual journey through the her beloved South London.

SIX FEET TALL: Italian noise rockers premiere “Fear Enough” video at Echoes and Dust!

SIX FEET TALL are based in Perugia, Italy, and made their debut in 2016 with a debut EP for UA’ Records. The band started touring Italy right away and embarked in a UK tour in 2017. In 2019 they revamped the lineup, which now includes Michele Perla from Die Abete on guitar, Andrea Gentili and Federico Mazzoli from Northwoods, respectively on drums and on bass, Diego Coletti, singer of punk rockers Cayman the Animal, on guitar and vocals.

Kestrels Share New Video and Single “Vanishing Point”

Today, Kestrels are sharing their second single from their upcoming album Dream or Don’t Dream, out on Darla Records on July 10th. The explosive and captivating opening track to Kestrels’ supercharged fourth album, “Vanishing Point” follows the J Mascis collaboration “Grey and Blue”, which was named one of Guitar World’s “essential guitar tracks”.

Nana Kofi – ‘BlackLivesMatter’

Kupid aka Q – ‘Melody feat Skipavibe’

Southern Gentleman Lil Gotit Retreats to the Country in “No Kizzy”

Carving his own path through his city’s rich rap scene, Atlanta upstart Lil Gotit is ready to take the next step. Retreating to a house in a heavily-wooded area in Southside ATL, Gotit shares “No Kizzy,” his new video. A gently swinging trap track produced by MelodicDesert & YoungProducersMafia, “No Kizzy” provides a perfect opportunity for Gotit to talk smack in his unconventional cadences: “Hood Baby from Lil Haiti on Bleveland/Off exotic drugs, I’m Charlie Sheen/Went iced out my boy, yeah, it’s a Demon/I still rock that ice even though I’m anemic.” In the video, directed by Silver Spoon, Gotit dresses to the nines, hosting a duo of like-dressed baddies and a family of chickens in his remote cabin.

ENGINE KID: Southern Lord Releases Remastered Versions Of Bear Catching Fish And Angel Wings Digitally At Bandcamp

Almost thirty years since the inception of ENGINE KID, and the trio finds themselves comprehending the enormity of their creation, honoring and celebrating the mountains they formed and the canyons they created, as both of their full-length albums, Bear Catching Fish and Angel Wings, have been remastered for re-release this week via Southern Lord.

Death Party Playground surprise-announce new release for Bandcamp Day

Ontario power pop act Death Party Playground announced a surprise Bandcamp release of “Still Memories” recorded live at the band’s last Los Angeles date before COVID-19.

“From Ontario to the world, Death Party Playground gives a more stripped-down version of their originally orchestral and somber track,” Jammerzine’s Ryan Martin writes in their premiere of the track, “but by doing this, they show that this song is meant for the stage.”

Female heavy doom metal band Divide & Dissolve, Saddle Creek, new single, next week

From the early protest songs that came from the violent occupation of Turtle Island (so-called United States), through punk music’s fight against the system, art has always been at the forefront of societal change. Whether that be through pointed attacks or something more existential – sung quietly or performed as loud as can be – music continues to be a spring-board for collective resistance.

KingPinRue ‘EveryThing Counts’ Out Now

Rising Chicago rapper KingPinRue released EveryThing Counts today. The 13-song body of work is the first project from the windy city native. The project features production by Atlanta’s 2LongMyBrudda, as well as the hit single “Thot It” heard on Chicago’s Power92 and WGCI airwaves since December 2019 –

Trevor Hall releases new song “My Own”

Hall spoke to American Songwriter saying, “The song “My Own” is a song that was written a few years back. It is one of the songs that I kept to myself for a while before releasing it out into the cosmos. It was written about the power of longing and that to long for the Beloved and to make that one your very own, whomever or whatever that one may be, is so special and so intimate. Even though we may be upset at the pain of separation … that pain of separation is actually a blessing to fuel one’s desire to be united with one’s true love.”

Lil Durk Releases Visuals For “Gucci Gucci” ft. Gunna

McClenney Releases New Single “Karma Plays” Ft. Baby Rose

Today singer, songwriter, and producer McClenney is returning with a brand new single featuring Baby Rose titled “Karma Plays.”

Based in Los Angeles by way of Maryland, McClenney is a mentee of Quincy Jones who boasts a Grammy nomination for his work on Khalid hit “Location,” contributions to H.E.R’s Grammy winning self-titled album, and has written and produced for many of today’s most prominent acts including Wale, Xavier Omar, Kyle Dion, Boogie, Smino, Chika, DRAM, The Chainsmokers, Kygo, Rexx Life Raj and Marco McKinnis.

Holiday Party share their debut self-titled album

Holiday Party today mark a career milestone with the release of their highly anticipated self-titled debut album. Eight multilayered songs long, Holiday Party serves as an episodic track by track inspired by the many stages of a relationship breakdown.


“My parents met at a dmv in the 80’s and i always wondered how that was even possible considering how terrible of a place the dmv is. without me even trying the song really describes the moment they met. my mom saw my dad and was instantly obsessed. my dad wasn’t really paying her any mind but fortunately my grandpa noticed my mom staring at him and forced my dad to go talk to her. the rest is history.” – WENS

CLINTON KANE SHARES TWO NEW SONGS “hopeless” & “forget about us”

“hopeless” details the feelings of loneliness and despair that ensue after a failed relationship, while “forget about us” is an intimate track about the singer/songwriter’s nonexistent relationship with his father. Kane also unveiled an official video for “hopeless” today –

Zakk Sabbath Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Black Sabbath’s Debut Album with ‘Vertigo’

Supergroup featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age) drops Vertigo on September 4th, 2020.

Zakk Sabbath have been constantly gigging since 2014 with their take on the Birmingham four’s early songs. Legendarily recorded in a single day in October 1969, Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut was released on a Friday the 13th in 1970, and the world was never the same.