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The Bobby Lees’ new record Skin Suit was produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion and will be released on Alive Naturalsound Records on July 17th.

Jen Janet Releases New Single “Possession”

Released with a corresponding music video, “Possession” shows a return to her natural goth-rock roots. 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” is an eerie, heavy, and ethereal track all wrapped up in one – perfectly representative of Jen’s multi-faceted artistry.

Mexico City’s Mint Field announces Sentimento Mundial – Out September 25th on Felte Records

Mint Field was originally formed in Tijuana by frontwoman Estrella del Sol Sánchez and ex-member Amor Amezcua in 2015. The band is now led by vocalist and guitarist Estrella del Sol with Sebastian Neyra on bass and Callum Brown on drums. The band creates a unique blend of avant psych shoegaze that explores the nostalgia and melancholy of daily life with complex rhythms, loud, shimmering guitars, and softly sighing vocals. Emerging from the two most exciting destinations for art and music in Mexico, the atmospheric shoegaze proggers originally formed in Tijuana before relocating to Mexico City where they are now based.

Watch KICCC Be Reborn in New Music Video for “Wine”

KICCC is releasing his new music video to accompany his latest single, “Wine.” In this cinematic experience, the storyline follows the cycle of reincarnation as it starts with KICCC (literally) rising from the ashes. The video exhibits various forms of water symbolism that foreshadows the theme for his upcoming album, The Water Knows, dropping August 26th, 2020.

MAX RAD ‘It’ll All Be Fine’

‘It’ll All Be Fine’ tackles the notion of peace that comes with healing and is the second offering from the EP ‘Save Me From Myself Part 2’ –due out later this year and described by Max as “an inner dialogue that tackles grief, loss, uncertainty, waiting for change and trying to move forward.”

Hailey Whitters Releases Official Video for “Janice at the Hotel Bar”

“Given that this song was based on a real encounter with an 80-something-year-old woman named Janice, we felt it was important to keep it as rich visually as it is lyrically,” Whitters explains. “Erica and Harper were able to capture the individual eccentricities that make up the collective female experience in living a life well-lived.”

Thunder Jackson releases sparkling new single “Led Astray”

Today, LA-based Thunder Jackson releases his new single, “Led Astray” with a vibrant, neon pink video. “Led Astray” follows last month’s release of “Find Yourself”, both tasters of Thunder Jackson’s upcoming debut album, due for release via VERO Music/ADA later this year.

Video: YungManny – “The Road”

A prodigious talent with charisma to spare, YungManny switches between off-beat flows and candy-coated melodies with ease. Flashing his million-watt smile as he causes havoc in his town, Manny shares “The Road,” his latest video. Buoyed by spritely piano, YungManny plans to run from from the Feds, turning his escape into a vacation with his bae. In the video, directed by Manny’s frequent collaborator WHIPALO, the 16-year-old rapper commandeers a cop car, retreating to a remote location before taking over his local news station.

Yung Mal Flashes His Racks in the Self-Directed “What’s Poppin'” Video

A versatile rhymer who switches up his flow for every song, Atlanta’s Yung Mal is one of his city’s most promising risers. Today, Mal shares “What’s Poppin’,” a carefree, flex-heavy video single. Skating atop a minimalist trap instrumental, populated by faint flutes and ringing guitar chords, Mal warns the haters and sleepers that he’s up next: “N**** just started, the sh*t I been done/Stay down, look at a storm a-comin’.” In the video, directed by Mal himself, the 24-year-old artist shows off his bands, his whip, and his jewel-studded watch as he mobs in the ATL with a crew of homies. “What’s Poppin'” is Mal’s first video since “How It Feel,” his May collaboration with frequent duo partner Lil Quill.

Town Mountain Returns With New Single, “You Can’t Win Em All”

Known for their dynamic and innovative sound, Asheville, North Carolina band Town Mountain returns with, “You Can’t Win Em All”, premiering exclusively at Wide Open Country today. Written by vocalist and mandolin player Phil Barker, the single is a swaying lament on love lost and introspective reflection on past decisions. “I envisioned this tune as a last-song-on-the-jukebox kind of vibe…when everything is winding down and you’re left with the quiet of the evening to think back on the way life and love has gone,” Barker explains, “Not just with regret, but also with acceptance on how some things work out for the best in the long run.”

Song Premiere: Town Mountain Finds Acceptance on ‘You Can’t Win ‘Em All’

Freddie Dredd’s Music is Gruesome, Twisted, and Undeniably Popular

With his pitched-shifted vocals and gleefully shocking lyricism, Freddie Dredd emerges from the areas of the internet that most fear to tread. Reveling in the morbid mayhem of his own creation, Freddie shares the long-awaited video for “GTG,” one of his biggest hits to date, produced by Ryan C. Originally released in 2018 and inspired by the bass-heavy horrorcore of early Three 6 Mafia, “GTG” is a gruesome 95-second banger, in which Freddie describes in vivid detail how he’d brutally deal with anyone who gives him the slightest offense: “Tell you when it’s gonna hurt/Ima break your heart/Freddie gonna make you f*cking split apart.”

Paper Jackets Share New Single “Miss You” | New Video Premiering Now With PopMatters

LA based alternative – pop band Paper Jackets has shared their latest single and accompanying video “Miss You” premiering now with Pop Matters.The song showcases the pop-laced influences behind the “luminous band” while holding fast to their alternative roots while the video, directed by Alex Bordoni and featuring Paper Jackets members James Mason and Aimee Proal, is described by the band as “a modern day confessional of a seemingly normal person acting crazy, lost in love and suggests that maybe we all have a list of strange behaviors worth exploring.”


Shortly after the release of his new song “sauceintherough,” brakence follows up with the trippy video counterpart produced by Overcast and directed by Daniel Jordan K. The music video filmed in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio gives the hallucinatory essence that also presents itself in the raw emotions heard in the song. At such a young age, brakence continues to create a clear vision of his teen experience with his artistry.

Papooz | new single + video ‘The Garden’

France’s Papooz today release a new single and video, ‘The Garden’, their first release since their debut U.S. tour earlier this year saw them play to sold-out venues, just ahead of the global C-19 lockdown. Last year Parisians Ulysse Cottin and Armand Penicaut released their second album as Papooz, ‘Night Sketches’ (produced by Adrien Durand of Bon Voyage Organisation), which drew them widespread critics’ tips and airplay at 6Music, alongside a sold-out London headline.

Joshua Crumbly Releases Music Video for “Afria” – New Album ‘Rise’ Out Now

“I was on tour in Japan a few years ago and went to a couple music stores in the city of Kyoto, and found an Mbira in one of them, which is an African instrument — ‘Afria’ is sort of built on the ostinato I played on the Mbira,” Crumbly told Ones to Watch. “When it came time to naming the song, I thought about how ironic it was finding an African instrument in Asia and it clicked to name it ‘Afria,’ which is also a homage to my mixed heritage of African-American and Indian.”

Namek Releases G Funk Inspired Video “Change”

Thump Street Artist Namek has just released his collaboration with NHale, the son of the late Singer/Rapper/Songwriter Legend Nate Dogg, from his upcoming album, No Dress Code. The song’s beat, flow and lyrics prove that the G-Funk era, and it’s influence, are still alive and thriving.

Namek, born as Joseph Huicochea in West Covina, CA, has been writing rhymes since the age of 14. As a young teen, he risked everything to express himself with a microphone in hand, making audiences pay attention to his smooth, urban street lyrics dedicated to the ladies & his homies.

For Skope: Futuristic Polar Bears’ “Faith” ft. LUX (Jerry Davila & DJ Pelos Festival Mix) out now on Protocol

Futuristic Polar Bears’ energetic single “Faith” from May this year has received a festival-oriented mix from Jerry Davila and DJ Pelos. The Mexican producers and DJs co-wrote the original track, which has been played on BBC Radio 1 and supported by heavyweights such as Hardwell, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Fedde Le Grand, Sam Feldt and many more. The new version has a decidedly more club-ready sound, with big-room influences in the soaring melodies and bouncy drop that complement the track’s inspiring vocals. Jerry Davila and DJ Pelos’ interpretation is here for everyone who won’t be making it to a festival stage this summer.


In the intimate video, Kiana is under a shower spout emoting every lyric with palpable passion, poise and power. As her voice transfixes, the visual does the same when it reaches its fiery finale.

Diplo shares video for “On Mine” featuring Noah Cyrus, country album out now

Directed by longtime collaborator Brandon Dermer—who directed all the videos for this album—“On Mine” was shot at Far West Farms in Calabasas, where Cyrus grew up riding horses, and follows videos for “Do Si Do” featuring Blanco Brown and “Dance With Me” featuring Thomas Rhett and Young Thug.


“WAYO is a blend of Afrobeat with soul music. This song shines light on the idea of wanting assurance of commitment from a lover “no do me WAYO” which means “don’t play games with me”. The video focuses more on imaginary love connection between Me and a fan at a show. This describes special and intimate moments with me and fans at my shows, like it’s just us alone at the concert. “ -WurlD