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Today, rapper Kofi releases the sultry summer jam “Babygirl.” Exclusively premiered via Complex Canada, the track is the latest single from Kofi’s highly anticipated debut label EP, Story of My Life, slated to be released August 14th via Red Bull Records. Co-produced, written, mixed, and mastered by Kofi himself, the EP is available for fans to pre-save now.


Nu-core juggernaut TALLAH recently revealed their second single, “We, the Sad,” from their upcoming, highly anticipated debut album, Matriphagy, that’s due out October 2nd from Earache Records. Today, the band has followed that up with a vocal performance video from singer Justin Bonitz that can be viewed below.

Josey Greenwell – “Cowboy” (New Single)

On the new single, Greenwell shares, “This is the first track released working with my new producer, Daneon, who did a few tracks for my forthcoming album. We co-wrote this song about the feelings of ‘compare and despair’ with seeing everyone online living lavishly, when in reality that’s not their truth. It’s a play on the phrase “keep it 100,” but the song’s BPM is a chill 102 so, keep it chill and keep it real!”


Canyons are places of mystery and beauty. The interesting thing is, while they are one of the great wonders in the history of planet earth and attract scientists of all kinds of disciplines, they have also been a popular retreat for artists and musicians. You will have heard of Topanga Canyon, Rickie Lee Jones and Chicago recorded here. Laurel Canyon is even more well known, a mythical place where Crosby, Stills & Nash developed their unique vocal sound while hanging around Mama Cass’ place. Or was it in Joni Mitchell’s house on Lookout Mountain? Ok, you get the picture. There is something unexplainable, almost magical going on in canyons.


“Fake Fine” marks Robert’s first release with Sony Music Germany/RCA Records. Robert has the ability to write slices of cool heartfelt pop readymade for radio and his current single “Fake Fine” is no exception. Showcasing Robert’s skills as a songwriter and a performer in his own right, “Fake Fine” sums up the trials and tribulations of living in the current climate.

Your Grandparents Trio Release “So Damn Fly”

The rising genre-blending R&B/Hip Hop trio Your Grandparents – composed of vocalists DaCosta, Jean Carter, and producer ghettoblasterman – have released their new single “So Damn Fly” available now across all digital streaming platforms via The Orchard.

Riot Ten and Charly Jordan Collaborate on the Breezy House Single “Wanna Go”

Channeling the emotions of the open road and joys of exploring new destinations, Riot Ten teams up with Charly Jordan on the effervescent track “Wanna Go.” “Wanna Go” leads off Riot Ten’s BLKMRKT project, which sees the bass producer take a deep foray into the world of house music.

SUNNY OZELL Releases Video For Her Version Of Los Lobos’ “The Valley” Track From Her New EP

“I believe Los Lobos to be one of America’s greatest living rock bands,” SUNNY says. “Their body of work is wide and remarkable, with composition and musicianship that is acutely human, organic, and intelligent. But their approach to the actual ‘auditory experience’ of their music adds layers of meaning for me as listener, and I find that their sonic choices only serve to push their music into that realm of the ineffable, where you can’t quite put your finger on why you’re crying, you just know that you’re deeply moved. And to my mind, ‘The Valley’ is a great example of this kind of profound synthesis between form and content.”

Guerrilla Ghost Release “Algorithm Nation” Feat. Kool Keith

Milwaukee hip hop duo Guerrilla Ghost have spent the last few months preparing audiences for the release of their sophomore album, We Get What We Deserve. The album’s previous two singles served as an apt introduction for listeners both new and old, giving them a solid overview into what it has to offer. The final single, “Algorithm Nation 1814” shows the group’s love of collaboration taken to new highs, employing the lyrical abilities of one of hip hop’s most iconic figures, Kool Keith.

Swedish Blackened Death Metal Legends NECROPHOBIC Release “Mirror Black” Single/EP With Video

Today, Swedish blackened death metal legends NECROPHOBIC unleash new single/EP “Mirror Black,” kicking off the campaign for the release of their undoubtedly most diverse and elaborated album to date Dawn of the Damned set to be released on October 9th via Century Media Records worldwide.

French Rock-Farmers The Inspector Cluzo release “Ideologies – Live”

Today, The Inspector Cluzo release the unplugged version of their song “Ideologies.” The song was recorded live in front of a sold-out audience in Bordeaux, France at Karakatoa (one of TIC’s favorite venues).

Ethereal Indie Folk Duo The Sea The Sea Releases Next Single From Upcoming Album

Frequently lauded for their otherworldly vocal harmonies, heart-piercing lyrics, and unconventional song arrangements, The Sea The Sea – comprised of Chuck and Mira Costa – continue to make waves in the music industry.

Melodic Death Metal Veterans THE ABSENCE Complete Recording Fifth Album

The Tampa, Florida-based melodic death metal group THE ABSENCE – whose acclaimed 2018 comeback album, “A Gift For The Obsessed,” was hailed by No Clean Singing as “a more-than-welcome (and occasionally stunning) return from one of the underground’s most promising, yet underappreciated, artists” – have finished recording their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort for M-Theory Audio, which is tentatively set for an early 2021 release.

Melodic Death Metal Veterans THE ABSENCE Complete Recording Fifth Album

Greer Release Debut EP ‘Lullaby for You’

Today, Southern California-bred alt-rock band Greer release their debut EP, Lullaby For You. All in their late teens, the band bring their sophisticated musicality to the five-song project. Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Kurt Vile, Beck), Lullaby For You transforms moments of profound heartache and romantic angst into massively catchy pop songs with Greer’s summery melodies and charismatic energy.


Eclectic Angelino rock duo more, comprised of songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists Kane Ritchotte and Malcolm McRae, announce the release of their debut EP titled 1/2 – available now via Warner Records. The five-song EP contains the recently released tracks “Settled In” and “God’s in the Details,” along with new compositions “All-American Guts,” “The Way,” and “Elaborate Attractions.” Click HERE to listen to EP 1/2.


Today, rising alt-pop duo Bahari release a special remix of their 100 million stream-generating viral hit “Savage” featuring rapper BIA.

DETHRXNER present their third single feat. Lifesick

“‘Take Nx Loss’ is about focusing on yourself and minding your own business. Or you’ll watch everyone else grow, while you’re stuck in your old ways”, vocalist Neema Rad shares about the single.


Melvoni shines brightly on “Stackhouse,” matching buoyant piano keys and a robust set of 808s with a high-energy performance, replete with multiple octaves and an irresistible celebration of newfound riches. His delivery alone, so effortless and genuine, is dance-inducing. And the accompanying music video easily matches the track’s energy, as Melvoni prances around a well-lit room and what can only be described as a “money box” with his partners, throwing money and jubilantly enjoying each other’s company.

Monograms Share “How To Sleep With Your Eyes Open” Single

Earlier this month, Brooklyn “nuke wave” project Monograms announced their upcoming 14-track LP Only A Ceiling Can Stay Inside Forever. Earlier this year, POND premiered album track “How To Sleep With Your Eyes Open,” the first to be released from the upcoming record. Listen to lead single “American Dreamz” and album track “How To Sleep With Your Eyes Open” on all streaming platforms now. Only A Ceiling Can Stay Inside Forever LP is due out July 31st via PaperCup Music.

J.I. The Prince of NY Releases New EP “Welcome To GStarr Vol. 1” Today + New Video Out Now

G*Starr Ent./Geffen Records breakout rapper J.I. the Prince of NY releases his third EP titled Welcome to G*Starr, Vol. 1 showcasing six tracks featuring collaborations with Lil Durk and Latin Trap artist, Myke Towers. Along with this release, J.I. shares with his fans the music video for “Beautiful Girl,” a Hip-Hop ballad infused with elements of Afrobeats, written by J.I., continues to represent his melodic style with a fresh perspective and tone of sweet talk for his generation of music listeners.

Woodstock, NY garage punks The Bobby Lees release new LP ‘Skin Suit’ today

PopMatters reviewed the LP earlier this week, stating: “Skin Suit is a raucous ride from beginning to end. Cover to cover, this thing’s got you by the short hairs. Quartin is the star and a light that you can’t seem to blink out, but the whole band is a well-oiled and furious blues-punk machine. Just remember to bring protection. If the swagger of most of this thing is any clue, you’re going to need it.”

Billy Raffoul Releases New Song “Nobody Here (But Us)” Today

“Nobody Here (But Us)” follows the April release of Raffoul’s EP A Few More Hours at YYZ which further redefined the limits of his classic singer/songwriter sensibility, bringing Raffoul’s enchanting sincerity and warm introspection to his most sonically ambitious body of work yet.

Elliphant Returns With New Song “Uterus”

American-Swedish Recording artist Elliphant has unveiled her brand new single “Uterus” today. Recorded in one take at producers Peter Harper and Jason Blynn’s Silver Lake, CA studio, “Uterus” marks Elliphant’s most vulnerable yet equally powerful release to date. It also stands as her first official solo release in four years, arriving on the heels of her final trimester of pregnancy.

Cannonboi – “In My Bag”

OVTLIER Premieres Official Music Video for “Who We Are” on Alternative Press Magazine

“Who We Are” is about accepting the individuality of ourselves and others. Understanding that trauma, especially stemming back to childhood plays a vital role in the years to come of ones life. We all have things that shape and make us into who and what we are.”” says Arena.

See OVTLIER address toxic relationships in the fiery “Who We Are” video

Brooklyn Bruiser Sheff G Treats His Fans to Just 4 Y’all EP

Beloved in the streets of Brooklyn, Sheff G’s distinct basso voice and songwriting skills have him ready to make a leap to stardom. Rewarding the fans who’ve supported him since his 2017 breakout hit “No Suburban,” Sheff shares Just 4 Y’all, a new EP. Rhyming above beats from Great John, who provides the 21-year-old rapper with lilting guitar loops and off-kilter drums, Sheff flexes his supernatural skill with flow and melody, reflecting on his rising success and the paranoia that comes with it. Though his previous projects kept guest stars to a minimum–with the notable exception of Sleepy Hallow, Sheff’s frequent collab partner who drops in for a verse again on the EP–Just 4 Y’all opens its doors to kindred spirits, including fellow NY riser Lil Tjay, Chicago drill upstart King Von, and Atlanta mainstay Rich The Kid. Featuring additional appearances from Jay Critch and Eli Fross, Just 4 Y’all arrives via Winners Circle/EMPIRE.


The track, available now at all DSPs and streaming services, is set to be included on the multi-platinum songstress’ forthcoming debut album to be released this fall. Speaking about the song, Kiiara says, “‘I Still Do’ is about questioning why I have love for someone, despite the situation. The truth is that I just cared and I still do.”

CXLOE Releases New Track + Video “12 Steps” Today

Co-written with Michael Pollack [Charli XCX] and produced by Andrew Wells [Bebe Rexha] and The Futuristics [Selena Gomez], the track touches on a subject close to CXLOE’s heart as it runs in her family, addiction. The upbeat, electro-pop infused track digs deeper as it explores tackling the damaging habit of masking problems and pain.

Love Regenerator (Calvin Harris) Releases New Music Video for “Live Without Your Love” featuring Steve Lacy

Directed by Emil Nava, who has worked creatively with producer Adam Wiles for many years across his Calvin Harris projects, the video features a virtual world that feels both futuristic and nostalgic, with a 3D look into a city speaker store called “Steve’s Speaker Store”. Lacy’s visual playground includes subtle cameos from Wiles throughout.

Sarah Barrios Releases Letters I Never Sent EP With Lead Track “Emotional” Today Via Visionary/Arista

Rising singer-songwriter Sarah Barrios offers all kinds of feels on her debut EP release Letters I Never Sent that makes its way onto all digital shelves today. Fans can zoom in on the unveiling of lead single “Emotional,” together with an up close and personal visual, that offers an unfiltered honesty that’s impossible not to connect with.

Country Music Stand-out Vonn Kiss Releases Latest Single “Whiskey, Woman & Me”

Country music singer/songwriter Vonn Kiss keeps the fire lit with a new heartwarming, traditional country tune. “Whiskey, Woman & Me” premiered by Country Sway, resonates with those who may be experiencing hardship and pain, providing a lyrical shelter for the brokenhearted in search of comfort. Vonn writes through personal experience in hopes to illustrate the idea that suffering can sneak up on you and shoot when least expected but songs like “Whiskey, Woman & Me” help heal the wound. The new single is available now on all streaming platforms.

“Too Much Money” – Dougie Jay ft. Teflon Mark