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TEN FOOT WIZARD: revolt and groove with new album ‘Get Out Of Your Mind’!

UK’s tongue-in-cheek and definitely rebellious groove rock’n’rollers TEN FOOT WIZARD premiere their third album ‘Get Out Of Your Mind’ in its entirety today exclusively via Metal Injection. It’s out on July 10th through Beard Of Zeus.

Good Luck Getting TEN FOOT WIZARD’s New Album Out of Your Mind

Brooklyn, NY indie rock artist Joshua Ackley (ex-The Dead Betties, Teen Vice) shares nostalgic “Breaking Through”

Joshua Ackley is a solo musician based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in South Carolina, and raised on a farm in rural New Mexico, he moved to NYC at the age of 19 to pursue music and escape homophobia. He’s been on the music scene ever since – as the bassist and frontman of NYC art-punk band The Dead Betties & co-leader of rock band, Teen Vice, with the legendary Tammy Hart. In addition to being passionate about music, Ackley has been an advocate for woman and minorities in his professional life. While serving as Vice President of Communications for Girl Scouts of the USA for 10 years, he became the center of attacks from conservative journalists including Breitbart.com, Bill O’Reilly, & The Daily Mail who alleged he was contributing to the leftist and homosexual indoctrination of children (the “gay agenda”). Despite the controversy, Ackley stayed at Girl Scouts until 2019.

Singer/Producer Mima Good shares jazzy new single “Granddaddy”

Brooklyn based soulful pop artist Mima Good has just released “Granddaddy”, the third single off her upcoming album. The singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist has been working on an exploratory, genre-bending collection of songs for the past year in her home studio. From a closet vocal booth covered in red velvet, Mima playfully serenades her microphone with youthful woes from a troubled world.

Rachael Sage Single Debuts on Billboard Chart at #40

Rachael Sage’s “Blue Sky Days”, from her critically acclaimed album Character, has just debuted on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 Indicator Chart. This is the very first Billboard Chart appearance for Sage, whose music has received many other awards including 6 Independent Music Awards as well as the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. “Blue Sky Days” was co-produced by Sage and Grammy® winner Andy Zulla, recorded by Mikhail Pivovarov and mastered by Alan Silverman. The track can also be heard on a new deluxe vinyl release and as part of the 2 CD Deluxe Hardcover Book, which also includes the song on Character (Acoustic), a bonus disc of exclusive acoustic tracks.

Uni (GOASTT/Jack White) Share “Debris” Video Via NYLON

UNI is back with their latest single and stunning visual “Debris.” The video premiered exclusively with NYLON, praising, “It’s got all the landmarks of an apocalyptic blockbuster soundtrack, which probably explains the track’s impressive accompanying video: a Mad Max: Fury Road and Stranger Things mash-up, complete with face prosthetics and eerie middle America wandering.”


Calgary-born artist Turbo has released the music video for his sophomore single “Racing After Me” today via 10K Projects/ Homemade Projects/ Internet Money. The single has already been featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, PopCo, In My Feelings, and Young Music City playlists and arrives on the heels of his debut release “Heart Stop.” The music video shows Turbo rebellious and confident, racing cars, smoking cigarettes, and singing about how his life has changed since signing a record deal.

Marlowe & A-F-R-O – “OG Funk Rock” & “Lamilton Taeshawn”

Marlowe is a collaborative alt-rap project from North Carolina-based hip-hop producer L’Orange and rapper Solemn Brigham. Their unique blend of quick-fire vocals and dusty breakbeats is most well-known on tracks such as “Lost Arts” and “Tales From The East.” The project came together in 2018 with the intent of marrying Brigham’s lyrics concerning social commentary, police brutality, and poverty with L’Orange’s thudding beats and crackling vinyl samples to achieve a new, refreshing take on hip-hop in modern times. Marlowe 2 seeks to continue that legacy.

Canadian psych folk/darkwave artist Ora Cogan shares psychedelic “Fixe” music video

Ora Cogan is a multi-disciplinary artist and singer-songwriter based in Victoria B.C. She is known for her singular voice and cinematic compositions. While migrating between several cities and towns over the past decade, she has released seven albums and toured extensively throughout Europe and North America. Cogan has collaborated with a multitude of artists, curating experimental project Les Yeux in Montreal, scoring films for Beyond Boarding and songwriting with Frazey Ford. Over the past two years she has performed at Le Guess Who Festival in the Netherlands, Pickathon Festival in Portland, Oregon and was personally invited by Mazzy Star to open for one of their rare performances in California. Today Ora Cogan shares the trippy video for “Fixe” (directed by Katayoon).

Kendell Marvel Drops New Single and Video for “Houston”

While in the studio recording his critically acclaimed Solid Gold Sounds, beloved Nashville singer-songwriter Kendell Marvel was hipped to something new, something that stuck with him well after initial contact; the songs of Lee Hazlewood. During those sessions, co-producer Dave Ferguson introduced Marvel to one particular Hazlewood tune, “Houston,” that the team—along with Easy Eye Sound founder and co-producer, Dan Auerbach—went on to record right then and there. While it didn’t make the final tracklisting of Solid Gold Sounds, Marvel knew that this recording was special, and decided to hold onto it for a later release.

Kendell Marvel Drops Cover of Lee Hazlewood’s ‘Houston’

Matt Berry Shares New Track “Something In My Eye”

The ever-busy BAFTA award winning actor continues his remarkable musical meanderings with this new collection of songs that follows his last outing, the brilliantly conceived and rapturously received Television Themes from 2018. Renowned for his love of all things musical and genre defying inventiveness over the course of his previous output, Phantom Birds is an extraordinary album that not only see Berry on vocal duties but for the most part playing most of the instrumentation, aided and abetted by legendary pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole and like-minded drummer Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett).

Isaacjacuzzi – Entitled “Ooh Lord” – Reggae Trap Hip Hop Summer Anthem

Isaac shares, “I grew up in Seattle, my father is a big belly rude boy Rasta from the Virgin Islands. My whole life I grew up with Rastafarians. Jacuzzi is dread from creation. My ultimate goal with my career is to leave a positive legacy and heal the nation through music through weed and through love.”

Watch post-punk band PAST FIVE’s artistic expression of frustration in new “God Forbid” lyric video

“This song is about a relationship that is coming to end and in a way it’s a sequel to our song ‘Clichés’ (from our EP ‘Somewhere Between Serenity & Rage),” says guitarist Jonathan Yderhag. “But where ‘Clichés’ is more mournful of the relationship dying, ‘God Forbid’ is written much more so from a point of frustration and desire to move on.”

New Single, Inspired By Nostalgic Underwater Video Games

“This track was inspired by nostalgic underwater video games I used to play as a child,” Drew says. “It started with just two guitars, and built on from there. It is meant to depict a sultry day at the beach.”

Watch Surfer Blood’s video for “Summer Trope”

On September 25, 2020 Surfer Blood will release Carefree Theatre, their fifth studio album, and a return to their first label Kanine Records. Written and recorded in South Florida, its the first record the band has released since John Paul Pitts, the singer and main songwriter moved back to the state. It’s an album not as much looking back as coming full-circle.


Directors Mark Rubbo and Chad Tennies developed the concept for a CGI fully animated music video with 3D camera moves rendered in real-time, creating stylized avatars for the inspirational song. The visual matches the ebulliently effusive energy, potent power and grooves of the track. A colorful animated interpretation of “Find A Way,” it plays out like a high-octane flick somewhere between Avatar and Black Panther. It also shows the scope of Duckwrth’s ever-expanding vision.

The Allman Betts Band announce NoCap Livestream show

After four months apart, The Allman Betts Band will be together again in California for a very special, rare, full-band, livestream electric performance! Sunday, July 12 at 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern.

The Allman Betts band will be streaming live from the stage of the historic Belly Up in Solana Beach. Throughout the set, the band will play fan favorites, they’ll debut “Pale Horse Rider,” the second single from their forthcoming second full-length studio album Bless Your Heart (BMG) and they will also tip their hat to their father’s music. The stream will also feature a special guest appearance from Marc Ford (formerly of The Black Crowes) on the classic tune “Wiser Time.”