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Rod Wave Shares “Through The Wire” Single & Video

In moments of extreme trauma, sometimes the only way to get closure is to revisit that cause of that pain with a new attitude of understanding. For Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records), that intense emotional release comes in his new song and video for “Through The Wire,” following his car accident earlier this summer. The TNT-produced track addresses the root of the problem for Rod: allowing his internal pain to turn into anger, which feeds into his self-destruction. He’s eternally grateful that he’s still alive and well to take care of his daughters, despite having suffered from internal brain bleeding and other facial injuries in a high-intensity crash.

New Music From Nashville’s In Parallel

Nashville, TN’s In Parallel are debuting the first track and corresponding music lyric video off their upcoming new EP “Fashioner” out September 4th on Wiretap Records.

Mickey Leigh’s Mutated Music Releases Timely New, Socially Conscious Music Video “Two Kinds Of Law”

Legendary NYC musician (Birdland, The Rattlers, etc) and acclaimed author (“I Slept with Joey Ramone”) Mickey Leigh is debuting “Two Kinds of Law” a powerful and timely new single with his band MUTATED MUSIC.

The track (inspired by a line in Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ and a quote from a Martin Luther King Jr. speech) and its newly-released music video are now streaming everywhere.

Acid Blood – “To The Grave” new video

Swedish punk band Acid Blood have a brand new video out for the track “To The Grave”, taken from the LP “Acid Blood” (JANML/MvL). The video was directed by Nicklas Viberg, produced by Jonas Nimrodsson, and filmed by Nicklas Viberg and Emelie Rehn.

JACK RUSSELL Former Singer of GREAT WHITE Clarifies Current Media Article

In the last 24 hours, singer Jack Russell, former front man and founding member for the band Great White, has been under scrutiny for a live performance North Dakota. The headline read: “GREAT WHITE Plays Concert In North Dakota With No Restrictions In Place, No Social Distancing, No Masks.”

The former front-man clarifies, in a video statement for the public, that this is not his band performing. Russell has not toured in over 5 months due to the Covid, with no plan to perform until everyone is safe.

Harrison releases new single ‘Praise You’

With “Praise You”, his second single on Virgin Records Germany, British artist Harrison releases his own interpretation of the song by the same name by Fatboy Slim. Harrison’s “Praise You” is set to become one of his biggest releases – the original was released in 1999 and reached #1 in the UK Single Charts and #1 in the US Dance Club Songs (Billboard). The song also reached platinum in the UK and number 36 in the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Florence Arman – “Naked”

There’s a lot to be said about the alt-pop force in waiting, Florence Arman. Like the fact this she enjoys eating two breakfasts to kick off her mornings. Or her prodigious tea intake, one that numbers around 34 cups of PG tips per day.

Jaakko Eino Kalevi Shares Domenique Dumont Remix + Announces New Remix EP

Finland’s master voyager Jaakko Eino Kalevi eases out of lockdown with a look back to a simpler time: late November 2019, to be precise, and the release of his mini-album Dissolution.

In keeping with that record’s wayward spirit, Jaakko has now called on friends and continental colleagues to remix some of its songs, resulting in the Dissolution Remixes EP, due for digital release on July 31st. The five tracks present take Jaakko’s music in tantalizing new directions.

Astral SwanS – “Bird Songs”

Due to the ongoing revelations of harrowing injustice, and systemic racism against BIPOC throughout North America, all Bandcamp sales of “Bird Songs” will be donated to AWO TAAN HEALING LODGE SOCIETY based in my hometown of Calgary, AB, Canada.

The Go! Team share new single “Cookie Scene” feat. Detroit rapper IndigoYaj

Today, The Go! Team return with new single “Cookie Scene” on Memphis Industries – a warped Daisy Age jam fit to melt pavements. A bouncing flute pattern, finger clicks and firing ray guns lay the groundwork for guest rapper IndigoYaj to skip on.


Very Very is a producer and vocalist based out of Toronto. Interweaving indie and R&B with pop sensibilities, her moody sounds and ardent voice have already grabbed attention, finding a home between the sounds of Wet and Haerts. Do Right continues to build buzz around the Canadian newcomer. Keep a close eye on her this year.

Alternative Rock Band The Nomadic Release Official Music Video for Single “Beyond Blue”

Australian guitarist and singer/songwriter Robert Gaylard brings a unique perspective and vision when it comes to creating music. His inspiration and passion for starting The Nomadic began early on as a child after traveling to many countries like Myanmar (formerly Burma), Singapore and the Solomon Islands. His “nomadic” lifestyle continued on into his adulthood when he began to work for the United Nations in various countries such as: Kenya, Somalia, the Sudan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Israel and Palestine. His travels eventually brought him to New York in September of 2012 and motivated him to pursue his songwriting by establishing an indie rock band.

Bob Lennon – “FaceTime”

FaceTime is a sensual, fun, and retro-like record that is just in time for the summer. The production is by up and coming producer “Free Snottie”, a young man whose compositions are equipped with beautiful melodies and playful chords, also deriving from Bob’s hometown of Macon, Ga.

Fat Night release new single + video “Live For Each Other” – LP out now via Acrophase

“Live For Each Other” is akin to the soul sound of the ’60s and ’70s scene. It’s a call to loving and lifting each other up while it’s funk styled bass lines and keyboard manifest a classic groove that’s seemingly, artfully improvised. The video is a nostalgic and humorous take on commercials of the same era.

Tay Money – “Bussin”

No Joy spotlights Montreal visual artist in video for new trip hop inspired single “Four”

Frontperson and principal songwriter Jasamine White-Gluz calls the track “perhaps my favorite No Joy song ever written.” It is taken from No Joy’s new album, Motherhood, out on August 21 st via Joyful Noise / Hand Drawn Dracula.