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Windows (Mystic Braves) Share “Send It” & “Up All Night” Via XS Noize

Windows had intended to release their debut album in spring of 2020 but in light of covid-19 and the black lives matter movement, they decided to instead remotely write, record, and self-release two singles, “Send It (Side A)” and “Up All Night (Side B)” The tracks were mixed and mastered at Lolipop Records by Ignacio Gonzales. In addition, the band had fellow musician Willow J. Flores from the Spanish band The Parrots, design the matching artwork. Upon the July 2nd release of the new singles, the band will donate all proceeds to the Los Angeles chapter of Black Live Matter via their bandcamp sales. The band also plans to release a limited press, small batch of double sided 45’s later this summer.

TRACK PREMIERE: Windows – Send It / Up All Night

Tokyo’s Revenge Releases “Gotham” | “GOODMORNINGTOKYO” Goes Gold!

The indomitable and mysterious rapper, Tokyo’s Revenge is back with brand new track “GOTHAM” —

Tokyo’s Revenge Goes Gold

The Boys Are Back In Town by h2the & Sounten

As the world slowly gets back to itself, a unique cover of Thin Lizzy’s hit “The Boys are Back in Town”, is taken on by synth-hop Producer/DJ, h2the and Singer-songwriter/Producer, Sounten. Originally produced for a sync op that never came through, the duo was apprehensive about the cover of this classic rock song. After producing the track, they found that they really enjoyed the outcome. So much so that h2the began to throw it in his live DJ sets for DASH Radio. Because of this, they decided to release it, hoping the new take on an old classic would help shepherd in some much l needed positive summer vibes.

Divine Astronaut – Entitled “Voices”

“Voices” the track emits an almost menacing atmosphere through soaring harmonies and strong, confident instrumentation. The visuals were shot at Dracula’s Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania and perfectly captures the haunting nature of Dracula’s mythology and how haunting our own voices and inner demons can be.

DAMNATION ANGELS Release “A Sum Of Our Parts” Music Video & Single

UK symphonic metal band DAMNATION ANGELS have released their new single & music video for “A Sum Of Our Parts”. The track is taken from their impending third album ‘Fiber Of Our Being’, which is due for release on 31st July 2020. The music video was directed by Sitcom Soldiers (The Darkness, Feeder).

Party Pupils’ “West Coast Tears (feat. Gary Go)” Gets Remixed by Kue and Max Styler

Party Pupils’ anthemic bop “West Coast Tears (feat. Gary Go)” receives a series of remixes. San Francisco DJ Kue adds a flash of neon to his dance-worthy revision, while Max Styler leans into a deep house groove. The package is rounded out with a progressive VIP mix courtesy of Party Pupils themselves.

A Poignant Commentary On America Today; Niki Black Drops Surprise One Off Single

All this year, Irianian/American songstress Niki Black has been releasing singles from her forthcoming – and highly anticipated – album, LILITH.

This week, however, Black has deviated from her timeline to drop “American Spirits,” a surprise, one-off track that offers a poignant commentary on the current state of affairs in America.

Monograms Share New Single “American Dreamz” Via Earmilk

Today, nine months removed from their last LP, Monograms (the alias of Brooklyn-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ian Jacobs) is back with with a new single, “American Dreamz” and an announcement for a 14 track album Only A Ceiling Can Stay Inside Forever, due out July 31st via PaperCup Music. Earmilk premiered the track, praising how the “thrilling, relentless bassline and stifled guitar” along with Jacobs’ vocals “come together with a vibrant, sinister synth to create a powerful chorus.”

For Skope: KURA debuts on Protocol with nostalgic big-room party-ready single “Rave” (out now)

KURA’s newest release – “Rave,” which just dropped on Protocol Recordings. “Rave” represents big room house and electro sounds from the early 2010s and is KURA’s first original release on Nicky Romero’s label.

Zachary Kibbee for Skope Mag – Listen to “Somewhere To Put My Gold” & “Come Back”

Los Angeles alt-rock artist, Zachary Kibbee has dropped two new captivating bluesy garage rock-influenced singles today ahead of his album, Life in Low Fidelity (out July 31). The singles “Somewhere To Put My Gold” and “Come Back” are being released exclusively on Bandcamp as part of their First Fridays series.

OUT TODAY: Simon Posford (of Shpongle) Announces Debut Solo Album

The master sonic sculptor Simon Posford has crafted one of his most innovative albums in his 30 years of groundbreaking electronic music production: Flux & Contemplation – Portrait of an Artist in Isolation.

UFO Fev x Termanology feat. Styles P “Villains”


French Djent/Modern Metallers Beyond Remains unveiled acoustic reinterpretation of their own song “Fall From Heaven”

2020 is a very busy year for the two Djent/Thrash/Modern metallers of Beyond Remains. After already unleashed a new single “Silent City”, a cover of “The Rythm Of The Night” (from the band Corona), a video of “Kill The Hunter (Low Gain)”, or an alternate Piano version of “Disposable Lives”, they just shared an acoustic version of their song “Fall From Heaven” (from the album ‘Unleash the Violence’ released last year).

JURACÁN: Portland-based Dominican ambient/indie/post-rock artist shares new track from upcoming album

Juracán, the brainchild of Portland-based Dominican multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Pierre Carbuccia, has released the second single “En Casa” off of the upcoming 2nd album, Jarineo. The album is set for its CD, cassette, and digital release on July 31st via Anima Recordings.

Emerging Jacksonville Rapper Brokeasf Releases New Track “ZA” Today

Haling from Jacksonville, Florida, 18-year-old rapper, Brokeasf releases a new track and video for “Za” today on Cinematic Music Group. On his latest raw and energetic single we continue to hear the emerging rapper’s undoubtedly natural skill for making music that is both chaotic and hard hitting.

icymi: UK’s UNDERKING Release A New Single & Lyric Video For “The Throne”

Forming in 2019 and starting as the solo endeavour of Maxwell Jeffries (previously of Rage Cave), the project soon began to broaden in scope. After enlisting the vocal talents of Dustin Burmeister – the Nottingham/Arizona based Underking began recording their debut project.

Andrea Pizzo – Track: Potatoes on Mars

Andrea Pizzo was born in Albenga (SV) in 1977. He grew-up close to nature and has always been interested in science and astronomy. He likes watching science-fiction movies but his greatest passion is music. He loves singing. He graduated in physics from University of Genova and he works as a software engineer. Raffaella Turbino was born in Chiavari (GE) in 1977. She spent her childhood near the seaside where she developed her passion for adventures and exploration. She loves open air sports, simple life and nature. She also loves reading, writing, drawing and handmade creations. She graduated in Humanities from University of Genova and works as a teacher. Andrea and Raffaella are married and live in Genova with their daughter.

Andrea Pizzo – Excerpt from Potatoes on Mars

Playya 1000 and The Deeksta “SUNSHINE AND DROP TOPS” feat. Krisheena Suarez and iamDES

N.Y.A. Lyrics “Mic Check” New Single!

Mike Fried – Track: Indigo Sky

Amnesia Scanner shares new video “AS Tearless” feat. Lalita

Following the release of their sophomore LP, TEARLESS, Berlin-based duo Amnesia Scanner have shared their latest video for their title track “AS TEARLESS” feat. Peruvian artist Lalita. The visual uses a combination of trippy vibrant colors and abstract cutout animation, resulting in a surreally chaotic, yet mesmerizing depiction of a dystopian future that actualizes the album’s overarching theme of the Anthropocene and the current political and global climate crisis.

Alexander James Rodrigues Releases Debut Single “My Crew”

Emerging recording artist Alexander James Rodriguez has dropped his debut single ‘My Crew’ produced by record producer and songwriter Laney Stewart, who has sold over 50 million records producing, writing, and publishing artists such as Chris Brown, Alessia Cara, and Madonna to name a few.

MalikOnMusik Releases Hot New R&B EP, Sparring Sessions

Pop/R&B artist MalikOnMusik releases his eclectic EP Sparring Sessions. The record is a testament to showing Malik’s passion and talent for telling stories, spreading love, and sharing his authenticity with the world. Sparring Sessions is now available for streaming and download on digital music platforms worldwide.

TRIAL: Decibel Magazine Streams Debut From UK-Based Dystopian Thrash Duo; 1 EP Sees Release This Friday

This Friday, newly formed UK duo TRIAL will release the first recorded output from the band, unloading the dystopian, thrash metal scourge of their 1 EP. With its release growing ever nearer on the smoldering horizon, Decibel Magazine is hosting an advance stream of the EP now.

Full EP Stream: Trial – “1”


“Inspired by a breakup, the song was meant to sound raw and stripped back, which Clark accomplished by recording herself in the studio with live piano accompaniment. In the same vein, the video, filmed in at Sydney’s Low 302, shows her playing piano to an empty room…Clark decided to use the video to help live music venues recover from COVID, providing a link to her website, where people can find information about supporting local venues.” – AudioFemme

Imogen Clark Celebrates Resilience in Video Premiere for EP Title Track “The Making of Me”

Mear – Watch/Listen to “Perfect Mess”

“Perfect Mess” is a duet about two people stumbling their way through a breakup after many years together: the realization, the pain, and the letting go. At the same time, it’s an upbeat, dreamy song embracing a future apart from one another. It’s not necessarily a failure when a relationship ends, but perhaps rather a conscious, mature realization and a new beginning.


Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir by Peter Frampton out 10/20 via Hachette Books

The Grammy-winning artist shares stories of his diverse collaborative work and reveals both the blessing and curse of Frampton Comes Alive!, his breakout 1976 live album. He opens up about his experience grappling with fame at a young age, his overcoming substance abuse, and how he continues to play despite an inflammatory muscle disease. Woven throughout is the story of Frampton’s favorite guitar, which he thought he’d lost in a plane crash in 1980 but reappeared in 2011, saved from the wreckage.

Do You Feel Like I Do?

Declan McKenna Debuts New Single And Music Video For “Daniel, You’re Still A Child”

“You know, Daniel, You’re Still A Child because he’s lost in the aftermath, whether it’s lost in the sauce, stoned, lost in some existential fear or lost his way in some VR game. Daniel is this kid who has so much to prove, he has so much in him but he’s just continually being led astray because the world’s telling him that he’s not ‘normal’. Social media isn’t this alien spaceship, it’s the reality in which young people are living in. And I found myself living in this reality. I’m not trying to create a story that’s like ‘bleep bloop isn’t the future mad’ we’re living in that madness now!”

ARCHIVE Share New Track “Again (Version)”

Produced by Archive and mixed by long time collaborator Jerome Devoise, the album follows-up 2019’s career spanning six-LP box set 25 and accompanying tour, which saw the band play a mammoth 53 cities across 16 European countries, playing to sold-out crowds everywhere they went.

Aidan Knight (Next Door Records, Glastonbury Festival, Andy Shauf) – Shares New Single, ‘Rolodex’

The new artist-titled album trails 2016’s Each Other, a release that earned comparisons to Bill Callahan and Damien Jurado, tips from MOJO, Paste and Uncut amongst others, and found Knight opening across North America and Europe for Villagers, Half Moon Run and Andy Shauf. A lot has changed in the world since 2016, both politically and socially, but also personally for Knight who, in that time, has relocated to Berlin and moved back again, quit drinking and, perhaps most notably, welcomed the birth of his child.

Watch Eyedress’ new “Last Time I’m Falling In Love” video

Today, Eyedress shares his new fever dream video for “Last Time I’m Falling In Love” directed by Bobby Astro (Zack Fox/Father). In just two and half minutes, Eyedress takes us on a love fueled car chase through constantly shifting worlds, starring himself as a getaway driver and his pregnant girlfriend, Elvia, as a mermaid.

Charlie Puth Releases New Music Video For “Girlfriend”

Multi-GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer, Charlie Puth, has unveiled the official music video for “Girlfriend,” his much-anticipated first solo release of 2020. Directed by Drew Kirsch (Taylor Swift, Niall Horan, John Legend), the new visual follows Puth preparing for a dinner date that results in an unexpected turn of events.

CRAFTING THE CONSPIRACY To Release The Cosmic Key II Via Innerstrength Records August 28th

Kermit/Odessa, Texas-based melodic deathcore quartet CRAFTING THE CONSPIRACY has completed their second full-length release, The Cosmic Key II – the middle story in their ongoing Cosmic Key trilogy. The album will see release in late August via Innerstrength Records, who has issued a lyric video for its first single, “Cosmic Key III Dream Sequence.”

VAVO ft Zhiko – Day N’ Night

DJ/producer duo VAVO have unveiled their eagerly anticipated single ‘Day N’ Night ft ZHIKO.

Featuring the scintillating vocals of Dublin born ZHIKO, ‘Day N’ Night’ is an undeniable summer vibe underpinned by an infectious chorus. The track has already garnered over 5 million streams on Spotify alone and is set to dominate the UK charts and dancefloors alike.