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keaton dekker unveils lockdown video for new single ‘ITYK’

Today keaton dekker releases the video for new single ‘ITYK’, a dreamy call-back to 80s R&B-pop, and a diametric counterpart to his dark debut single ‘makeup’, that received praise from PAPER, The Line Of Best Fit, Gigwise, Bristol In Stereo & many more.

Mighty WARKINGS Release New Single & Video “Maximus”

WARKINGS Warriors – prepare yourself for the next true heavy metal attack! The mighty Tribune raises his war chants to tell the story of the legendary Roman general and liberator of all Gladiators, “Maximus”.


ASG Music Group, 10:22 pm, and UMe are pleased to announce the release of a rare new song from Grammy® nominated producer and songwriter Michael Hodges called “I Live”, along with an accompanying music video.

As the Covid-19 pandemic moved across the globe, Michael Hodges and his team at Alcon Sleeping Giant – a partnership with Alcon Entertainment – were asked to assist with a series of television campaigns focused on uniting people around the world. Hodges, best known for his work on film and television franchises including Blade Runner 2049, Point Break, and the acclaimed Amazon series The Expanse, explained, “We have numerous songs with exceptional artists and writers that we submitted for consideration, but a song that I’d written over 10 years ago with my closest friends Kayla and Gerald called ‘I Live’ kept coming back to us.”

The Avett Brothers Release “Victory,” New Single And Video

Following the announcement of The Third Gleam, their highly-anticipated new album out August 28 on American Recordings through Loma Vista Recordings, The Avett Brothers release lead single and video “Victory.” Directed by Crackerfarm and featuring Scott and Seth Avett, the black-and-white, stripped-down video echoes the vulnerability and intimacy of the track as they contemplate darkness and the power to persevere.

The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast – The Official Grateful Dead Podcast – Launches Today

“The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast,” the official Grateful Dead podcast, has launched today. The weekly series is devoted to exploring the music and mythology behind one of the most enduring, progressive, and influential bands in the history of recorded music.

Produced and hosted by singer songwriter and producer Rich Mahan and author and WFMU DJ Jesse Jarnow, the Deadcast’s weekly episodes will present an aural and oral history of the Grateful Dead’s long strange trip. The podcast’s tagline is “For The Committed And The Curious,” as episodes will invite new fans to explore the band’s enormous mythology in digestible chunks and enlighten life-long Dead Heads about corners of the band’s history they never knew existed. No topic will be off limits on “The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast” as Mahan and Jarnow explore the band’s outrageous history, innovations, and impact from 1965 to today. Many of the unsolved mysteries of the Dead world will also be explained including: which obscure Macedonian folk song Jerry Garcia borrowed the “Uncle John’s Band” melody from; dating the exact writing of “Dire Wolf”; and locating the secret trail between Garcia and Janis Joplin’s houses.

Wars release new track ‘I Don’t Feel A Thing’

Wars have released the new track ‘I Don’t Feel A Thing’, the second instalment of ‘Chapter Two’ following the latest single ‘Murmurs’.

‘I Don’t Feel A Thing’ mixes Subtle electronics amidst soaring choruses and pulsing beats to create a snappy, thundering yet cathartic anthem.

Kate Bollinger – A word becomes a sound EP (2020)

On August 21st, Bollinger will release her second EP A word becomes a sound. “I’m really happy with the way that I Don’t Wanna Lose turned out, but everything was so new to me, so I didn’t take things where they could have gone. Every song you hear is a live take and I was so excited to record the songs as I had written them, so there wasn’t much in the way of production after the fact,” Bollinger says. “When we recorded A word becomes a sound, I really pushed myself to actualize what I heard in my head.” Recording the EP was hard-fought; the COVID-19 crisis hit before the band was able to finish, so Bollinger and Trainum were forced to complete the project under unprecedented circumstances. The resulting collection comprises five songs, all of which flit between sonic sensibilities, never once settling on a single sustained mood. Taking inspiration from pop, folk, jazz, and beat-driven experimentation, A word becomes a sound grounds itself in Bollinger’s nimble voice, which fits a torrent of emotion inside of it. “My music has a really soft center and when I write I am finding a balance between something delicate and the darker feelings surrounding it,” Bollinger says. “Many of my songs are about childhood, because I am lucky to have had a pretty idyllic one.”

TODAY Jonatha Brooke Shares “Glass Half Empty” New Single From Album – Available July 10th

Today, singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jonatha Brooke shares her newest single “Glass Half Empty” via American Songwriter Magazine. The song is featured on her new album (her 14th!) – The Sweetwater Sessions. The complete collection will be released this Friday, July 10th on her own Bad Dog Records imprint.

Jonatha Brooke Shares What Went Into Her ‘The Sweetwater Sessions’


“Inferno” marks the first single from ABIR’s forthcoming EP, HEAT, slated for a late summer release. With its kinetic beat and lush string arrangement, the track serves as a potent introduction to the EP’s message of finding strength through self-celebration.

KOPPS Release Bouncy New Single “U.G.L.Y.”

KOPPS are here to make you dance again with the release of their new track “U.G.L.Y.”, which premiered yesterday via Vanyaland.

The single, which Vanyaland referred to as a “glitzy, self-aware club anthem” is KOPPS’ final single release before the debut of upcoming EP KOPYRIGHT, out everywhere on July 31.

Go ahead and call the KOPPS because it’s an ‘U.G.L.Y.’ world out there

GIN WIGMORE Releases new single ‘Feels Like Me’

2020 sees the Auckland-born, now US-based artist, independent of a major label for the first time in her career and with a newfound sense of freedom in partnership with the artist-oriented collective 333 Wreckords Crew, which was founded by Gin’s husband Jason Aalon Butler, frontman of the band Fever 333, in 2019.

Gin Wigmore releases new single ‘Feels Like Me’


Indiana’s Hoops recently announced their reunion following a brief hiatus, and revealed the details for their forthcoming and highly anticipated sophomore album. Today the band shares a music video for the record’s lead single “Fall Back.” The first song Hoops has ever written together.

Montreal’s The City Gates unleashes ‘Siegfried 1969’ feat. Vlimmer and La Mécanique members

Montreal-based postpunk shoegaze band The City Gates present their new single ‘Siegfried 1969’ via their own imprint Velouria Recordz. This is a hard-hitting track that surrounds Cold War thematics about the stark contrast and juxtapositional realities between East and West during that time.


Lomelda shares new single “Wonder”

“Wonder is about working hard,” said Lomelda’s Hannah Read. “It is my most fun song to play. And I got to play drums on it, so it’s my favorite Lom song forever. May it motivate you to move and smash like it does me.”

CRYSTAL SPIDERS ink deal to Ripple Music

Ripple Music are stoked to welcome North Carolina’s doom metal duo CRYSTAL SPIDERS to their roster, for the release of their debut full-length ‘Molt’ on September 25th. Behold, as the mighty US duo unveils more details, preorder and a bewitching first video today!