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Jack The Radio Releases Creatures Today, “Creatures” Video To Premiere With DittyTV Tomorrow

“We’ve put the better part of three and half years into making this the best album we could,” says Hage. “From the songs to the lyrics to the artwork and packaging, we’re excited for people to finally experience it with us.”

Post-Punk KORETSKY Releases Debut EP MMXX TODAY

Today, July 10, 2020, multi-instrumentalist and producer Olé Koretsky under the band name KORETSKY is releasing his debut EP MMXX including his acclaimed singles “Call It A Day” and “The One” which Post-Punk.com described as “a hauntingly atmospheric opening track, while sombre, dark, and on the surface, acidly cynical, has an innate catharsis showcasing both strength of heart and resolve in spirit.” After taking two years away from the music business, Koretsky is diving back in, showcasing his post-punk disposition overlaid with a darkwave electronica sheen, giving the five tracks of MMXX a deeply intense, intimate, and often achingly beautiful sentiment.

Billy Pilgrim return with “Call It Even” and recover long-lost recordings for new album ‘In The Time Machine’

Today marks the triumphant return of one of the most coveted folk rock bands of the 90s, Billy Pilgrim. The duo, composed of Andrew Hyra and Kristian Bush (Sugarland, Dark Water), announce the release of a new album coming this fall, titled In The Time Machine, featuring unreleased tracks from the vault, including the new single “Call It Even,” out today.

El Dusty Releases “Escandalo” featuring Monophonicos with Aftercluv!

Celebrated producer and DJ El Dusty is back with his newest nu-cumbia record “Escandalo” featuring Monophonicos. The new song features samples from Sonora Dinamita’s Disco Fuentes hit “Escandalo” and highlights the vocal stylings from the Colombian band, Monophonicos. El Dusty reflects, “This is one of my favorite cumbia Classics! I’ve teamed up w Monophonicos for the first time as an icebreaker to more cumbia tunes coming soon!!”

The single comes out on the heels of the El Dusty collaboration track “Brunk Wine” Ft. Andre da Tippa, Soulfyah, & Happy Colors, and the release of Third Root’s “Passion of the Poets” on which El Dusty co-produced with Adrian Quesada. Always evolving, El Dusty has launched his own imprint Americano Label, a management company, Americano Artists, and as promised has written, produced and laid down a stack of tracks all due out later this year!

El Dusty Releases “Escandalo” featuring Monophonicos with Aftercluv

Tayla Parx debuts video for latest single “Dance Alone”

Of the video, Parx says, “We’re all stuck inside, while coping with being away from loved ones more than usual. We need human connection, but at least when you’re home dancing in your pa
jamas while blasting your favorite song, you feel a little less alone. You have the music to keep you company. Show me you’re dancing alone if you can relate.”

AVOID Release Raucous Music Video for New Single “Flashbang!”

Seattle, WA rockers AVOID have dropped a new single from their yet to be announced upcoming studio record. The track, titled “Flashbang!”, is an unapologetic rager that evokes memories of house shows and young artists hungry to make their mark. Fans can check out the raucous music video for the track by clicking on the image found below.


Of the video, Parx says, “We’re all stuck inside, while coping with being away from loved ones more than usual. We need human connection, but at least when you’re home dancing in your pajamas while blasting your favorite song, you feel a little less alone. You have the music to keep you company. Show me you’re dancing alone if you can relate.”

Post-hardcore outfit Same Gods impress on new album ‘Worried Eyes’ out today

Composed of four seasoned musicians, Same Gods build a special combination – bringing years of experience, with generous time and ability to hone their art. As they shared with New Noise Magazine, who premiered the album earlier this week, “we had no deadline at all and basically unlimited access to multiple recording studios.” Combined, it allowed the band to fully trust each other’s intuition and input, encouraging a balanced contribution from all members.”It allowed us to move beyond egos and trends and into what we really cared about, which was making something that we hoped would have artistic value beyond just existing as a product,” said the band, which led to experiments and ruthless scrutiny to every track.

Album Premiere: Same Gods – Worried Eyes

Noah Guthrie Releases Nostalgic New Single “That’s All,” Now Available

South Carolina born singer-songwriter Noah Guthrie has released his emotionally nostalgic new single, titled “That’s All.” The latest release features the Alt-Country, Americana artist’s soulful, tenor vocals that are a standout in the Country genre, with American Songwriter praising “his genre-bending vocal range [that] sets him apart sonically and could place him anywhere in the industry.”

Noah Guthrie And His Genre-Bending Vocals Shine on “That’s All”

Spencer Barnett Drops New Bop “eta”

Rising star Spencer Barnett has released an earworm that will fit perfectly on your summer playlists. The multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter returns today with his latest bop “eta” available across all digital streaming platforms now via The Orchard.

Tony Bone – “Get Right”

Paid N Cash Ent. presents rapper and recording artist Tony Bone “Get Right” produced by MMTK Beats.


Ted When says, “‘Good Things’ came from a place of struggle and questioning if it was time to giving up. Sometimes, it seems like we’re doing damage to our future selves by pursuing lofty goals which take financial, temporal and emotional sacrifice. But, it’s those same goals and sacrifices that make us who we are and who we should become.”

TRAPT’s Latest Album ‘Shadow Work’ Available Now

Famed American rock band, TRAPT released their eighth studio album Shadow Work Friday, July 3rd via The Label Group/INgrooves. The first three singles “Tell Me How You Really Feel,” “Far Enough Away” and “Make It Out Alive,” boast powerful patriotic lyrics and were made available leading up to the highly anticipated album release date. “Make It Out Alive” is dedicated to every American that is doing the best that they can to keep spirits elevated during the pandemic.

Elle King Releases 3-Track EP of Rough Demos Entitled “Elle King: In Isolation”- Watch the Video for “The Let Go ”

“So many questions have begun to blossom within me through this time of isolation. From the rug being ripped out from underneath, to the burst of a new idea…isn’t the world strange? When we think of the state of it, have we upheld the promise to love and nurture it? What is it that’s going to carry us through this time of isolation? How do we push through fear? What is it that we are afraid of? Why do we fear being alone? Is it because that fearful, lonely driven voice grows so loud in the absence of others? Or do we fear ourselves? When you look in the mirror what do you see? How loud does that voice become? What if you held a mirror up to your Spirit? Would you be able to see your beautiful light then? Within your own Self there is a volume dial. You are your own audio tech. You can turn down and tune out all of those fears that keep you from growth, potential, true power, real change. Fear is just static. Pain is temporary. The past is the past. What are you going to do with NOW?!? Every answer that you seek is within you. Trust yourself. Let your own light guide the way, and let go.” – Elle King


Seattle-based alt-pop artist ALITA is back with new single “Bodies” that is equal parts passion and power, following the exclusive premiere with ATWOOD Magazine earlier this week. The sultry track laced with 80’s synths offers a personal look at sensuality and the strength of being a woman.

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s “Secret Keepers” debuts today

Of the single, Carpenter shares, “‘Secret Keepers’ is about holding onto things that feel too dangerous to let go of, too perilous to share, too complex to shine a light upon. The deeper you think you’ve buried something, the more power it seems to have over your life. The scars may be invisible but that doesn’t mean the pain that caused them has disappeared. It’s a constant reminder to be kind out in the world, because you never really know what someone is carrying around…”


Dianthus is currently in the studio recording their brand new album “Realms” with producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Symphony X, Butcher Babies, etc.), and they will be releasing a series of singles monthly leading up to the full release tentatively due in early 2021.

10 Years Announce New Studio Album – Violent Allies – Out Sept 18th

10 Years and Mascot Records have announced the global release of a new studio album titled VIOLENT ALLIES on September 18, 2020. Earlier this year, the band’s first new music in two and a half years was introduced gaining immediate traction at radio and streaming platforms across the globe. That song, “The Shift” has already exceeded a half a million streams on Spotify, and over a million overall.


Hit Songwriter Shelly Peiken has released her stunning version of “Human,” a song she co-wrote with Mark McEntee from Divinyls. The song was released by the Divinyls in 1996 under the title “Human On The Inside,” and by the Pretenders in 1999, which was titled “Human,” which went on to become a chart hit in the U.S., Uk and New Zealand.

Grant-Lee Phillips Shares “Gather Up”

Today, critically lauded Nashville-based singer/songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips shares “Gather Up,” the third track unveiled from his forthcoming tenth solo album, Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff, out September 4 on Yep Roc Records.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Grant Lee Phillips Lays into Gothic Country Blues on “Gather Up”

Ready to Rock? Abby K Releases Her Single “ROCK THE ROCK”

“Someone once told me that rock music was a thing of the past. I wrote “Rock the Rock” as a reaction to that comment because rock and roll will never die. There is a new generation of rock musicians on the rise. Especially females who are ready to Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk, and Rock the Rock!” – Abby K

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Abby K – “Rock the Rock”

Bay Area Fusion Alternative Duo LATIN KILLERS Releases Video For “Cúrame”

The up-and-coming San Francisco based fusion and alternative duo Latin Killers, composed of Mexican guitarist Capitan Walas and Uruguayan lyricist and vocalist Gonzalo Benitez, has released their official video for “Cúrame” off their hypnotic debut album “Viajeros del tiempo”, released in May.


“Thirsty” is produced by Grammy-nominated Kosine, who is one half of the producer duo Da Internz. The visual, which is an ode to OnlyFans, is directed by Jet Phynx.

Rasstokyo Official CGI Video For ‘Thrill’ Single

Lockdown being over in London, UK, Rasstokyo surprises his fans with a banger tune ‘Thrill’ alongside CGI visuals that will take you to another universe and rock the summery streets wherever you are in the world. Credits for the video goes for young, talented, creative Rufus Wilson, who had been eagerly waiting for an artists to collaborate with to bring his big visions to daylight. With a beat so catchy and lyrics so relatable, Thrill is perfect tune for the world that is seeking for positivity and good time.

Darius Rucker Teases New Song “Beers And Sunshine” During “TODAY” Appearance

“It’s certainly been a hard year so far with a lot of heaviness around us constantly,” notes Rucker. “Like it says in the song, I don’t know how we fix any of these big, real issues that we’re facing, but while we work through this time I think it’s important that we find the silver lining where we can really enjoy the little moments and the simple joys of time spent together with friends and family.”

Violent Vickie’s “The Blame” Out Today

After being featured on The Electricity Club, Radio Wigwam, and Discovering Bands for her last single “Circle Square”, Violent Vickie returns with “The Blame”, a distorted synth and guitar driven track about letting go of an unhealthy relationship. The third single from her upcoming Division LP, The Blame is reminiscent of the sounds of Joy Division, Bauhaus, Sleater Kinney, Sonic Youth and Le Tigre.

mehro -“Hideous”

“When I wrote this song I was in dark place. When I closed my eyes, my thoughts were ones of self hatred, when I looked in the mirror I saw a monster.”

Paint (Allah-Las’ Pedrum Siadatian) new album out today on (Mexican Summer)

Album features Jackson Macintosh (TOPS, Sheer Agony) on bass and guitar, Nick Murray (White Fence, Oh Sees) on drums, and brothers-in-Las Spencer Dunham and Matt Correia on bass and percussion respectively.

Cory Wong releases all acoustic Trail Songs: Dusk” today; “Trail Songs: Dawn” out Aug 7

Today, Minneapolis-born Cory Wong, best known for his funky guitar work and touring worldwide playing his original music on the biggest stages, is sharing a rarely heard side of his musical personality with the the release of TRAIL SONGS: DUSK, one of two albums set to come out this summer. TRAIL SONGS: DUSK is the quieter of the two, comprised of seven contemplative, acoustic-based tunes that he wrote while lockdown was descending upon the world. TRAIL SONGS: DUSK is available at all DSPs now. On August 7, Wong will release TRAIL SONGS: DAWN, which is a more rollicking affair, but still made on all acoustic instruments.

‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on YouTube for July 17-23: Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks’ “2,000 Year-Old-Man,”

Nearly 50 years after The Ed Sullivan Show wrapped its final episode and charmed TV viewers for the final time on Sunday night June 6, 1971, it officially joined the streaming universe to live on forever on June 12 with the UMe agreement with SOFA Entertainment Inc. for the global digital rights to The Ed Sullivan Show, which encompasses the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run on CBS and marks the first time that Ed Sullivan Show performance and guest segments are officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide.

Sony Music Canada’s TEDY Releases Powerful New Single “Boys Don’t Cry”

Today, Sony Music Canada signee TEDY releases a new emotionally-charged single “Boys Don’t Cry.” The powerful track from the soulful Montreal singer-songwriter rides an expressive journey through feelings of fear, sadness, acceptance, and finally empowerment.

MPress Records Releases So Sure’s Debut EP Caffeine Drip

MPress Records recording artists So Sure have released their debut EP Caffeine Drip, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the ACLU to aid in their advocacy efforts to demand an end to racial injustice and police brutality. The band features Sean and Brendan Kelly from A Fragile Tomorrow, and drummer Kyle Polk (The Explorers Club).

VREID Shares Video for “Milorg,” Announces Signature Beer and Historic Live Show

In the beginning of June, Norwegian hard rock icons VREID streamed a unique live performance that took place against the backdrop of the mountains in their hometown of Sogndal, Norway. The stream was an immense success with over 130,000 people viewers across the globe! Now, the band has partnered with Ghost Cult Magazine to release the video clip for the song “Milorg,” which is the titled track from their WWII themed record of the same name. The video can be seen at THIS LOCATION.


Vincent Tesoro Is Torn Between On New Single “Home Alone”

Vincent Tesoro is an uncommon artist coming out of Massachusetts. His name is a tribute to his late uncle who passed away before he was born. You can expect a wide variety of music that could be translated into many genres including Hip Hop, Alternative, Pop Punk, Christian, Emo, and more. In 2014 Vincent overdosed and was blessed with a fresh start. At that time he decided to completely surrender his life to God and serve him along with anyone else that is struggling. While continuing the process of finding his niche and pushing his own limits of creativity, Vincent remains true by not compromising who he is. He aims to reach the hearts of the listeners and hit home by touching on uncomfortable topics that can be related to by the majority of the world. Vincent continuously seeks the perfect middle ground to keep the effort natural. His last projects Our Voice Is A Weapon and Nostalgic featuring D-Rock received underground praise and attracted a diverse range of fans worldwide.

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Tommy Lee Joins Tyla Yaweh + Post Malone for “Tommy Lee” Remix + Video

The recording for the remix of the critically acclaimed track was done at Tommy’s Atrium studio, with production handled by Tommy Lee along with his son Dylan.

Ceiling Spirits Share “Patterns” Via Glide, Look Out For New Music in 2020

‘Patterns’ is the first track to be released from Ceiling Spirits upcoming sophomore album. The song explores the unforeseen consequences of seemingly meaningless interactions. What can come from a looped plucked guitar pattern that is slightly out of time cycling against rigid arpeggiated analog synths? How does a rising menace frame languid guitar bends? What makes the expected go astray? What catalyzes pandemonium? How does alien chaos recede again into harmless constituents? The track was premiered exclusively with Glide Magazine.

SONG PREMIERE: Ceiling Spirits Combine Chilling Post Punk & Ambient Worlds On “Patterns”

New Music From Ryan Trey “Rollin” Out Now On #JUSTAREGULARDAY / Interscope Records

#JUSTAREGULARDAY/Interscope Records is thrilled to announce the release of “Rollin,” the sumptuous new single from the label’s lead artist, Ryan Trey. The lo-fi, moody, hip-hop-R&B missive ominously recounts the complicated cycle of an on-again-off-again relationship.

New Music From Summer Walker “Life On Earth – EP” Out Now On LVRN/Interscope Records

R&B star Summer Walker (LVRN/Interscope Records) has just announced the release of her new EP, Life on Earth. The emotionally-charged five track project is an exciting treat for fans who have come to anticipate the singer’s impressive vocals and heartfelt lyricism. The EP opens and closes with solo tracks, “Let It Go” and “Deeper,” while the remaining cuts feature appearances by NO1-NOAH and PARTYNEXTDOOR. Summer recently invited fans to an exclusive RSVP-only listening event in advance of the EP’s release.

IRATION New Studio Album ‘Coastin” Out Now!

The new 13-track collection, a record about being thankful for the moments we have, features “Right Here Right Now” featuring Eric Rachmany from Rebelution and Stick Figure, “Move Forward,” “Coastin'” and “Chill Out” along with guest appearances from Common Kings and Eli-Mac.

Ryan Trey Delivers Sumptuous New Single “Rollin” With Visual

#JUSTAREGULARDAY/Interscope Records is thrilled to announce the release of “Rollin,” the sumptuous new single from the label’s lead artist, Ryan Trey. The lo-fi, moody, hip-hop-R&B missive ominously recounts the complicated cycle of an on-again-off-again relationship.


Vocal/pop quintet Citizen Queen release their cover of En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind” along with the music video today via RCA Records. The video shows the girls performing the cover on RCA’s Pride livestream which was in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign –

Black Ink River Release ‘Sulphur Sky’ Video

Black Ink River is back with a hard hitting rock tune that’s a bit faster and more straight forward than the last single release “NO NO NO”. Sulphur Sky is the second single from the upcoming album due to be released later this year.

JURACÁN (Portland/Dominican Republic): Ambient/Post-Rock/Indie

Juracán is the musical brainchild of Pierre Carbuccia, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Raised on bolero and merengue music as well as post-rock and math rock, he has an extremely unique palette that has shaped the way he creates and expresses himself through his own brand of ambient experimentalism. Pierre currently lives in Portland, Oregon and he is associated with other Portland-based musical endeavors, the most notable among them is the blackened sludge metal group Flood Peak, where he takes care of the bass duties.


After attracting a rabid grassroots fan base independently and signing to Tricky Stewart’s RZ3 Recordings – buzzing singer, songwriter, and dancer MK xyz unleashes her new single and music video “Pass It” [feat. G-Eazy] today.

Ben Frank – “Benji Blue”

Chicago’s Ann Marie Shares “Stress Relief” feat. G Herbo | OUT NOW!

R&B darling Ann Marie has today released new track “Stress Relief” with rapper G Herbo. The two Chicago artists compliment each other sonically with Ann’s sultry dulcet tones pairing against Herbo’s lyrical mastery. Rolling Stone calls Ann Marie “an insanely popular R&B singer hiding in plain sight.”


Raedio and Atlantic recording artist TeaMarrr shows the guys how it’s done in the companion visual to “Doin It Wrong.” The songstress enlists the help of her ladies to give a detailed presentation on how to do it right. INSECURE actor, Jean Elie, returns as TeaMarrr’s co-star in “Doin It Wrong” whom she picks up the conversation with where “One Job” left off, and she lets him have it . . . again.

Watch: Karolina Rose finds release in her dystopic pop [ffo: Purity Ring, Anna of the North]

Karolina Rose is a Polish-American artist who’s called NYC, LA and various parts of Europe home over the last decade. She’s been turning heads with her wide-screen pop that perfectly soundtracks the Blade Runner-esque future descending on us all too quickly.