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Michael Walden Creates a Progressive Music Masterpiece with His New Album, Immortality

Multiple Grammy and Emmy-winning hitmaker Narada Michael Walden, who has produced multi-million-selling smashes for superstars Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and many others, will release his dynamic new solo album, Immortality, on August 8, 2020 via Quarto Valley Records.

“We are honored to include the multi-talented Narada in our QVR family of artists. His upcoming release, Immortality, is filled with the spiritual and soulful energy that makes his music so transportive and unique, yet universally appealing,” said Quarto Valley CEO and Founder, Bruce Quarto.


Los Angeles, CA alt-pop band flor has returned with reimagined pt 2, a collection of stripped-back recordings of ley lines opener “white noise” and come out. you’re hiding track “unsaid”. reimagined pt 2 is available to stream and download starting today HERE via Fueled By Ramen. flor has also shared an accompanying visual for the songs, featuring footage captured by the band and fans on their headline tour earlier this year.

Loyal Lobos Shares “You Were Bored”

Loyal Lobos—the artist moniker of Bogotá, Colombia-born, Los Angeles, California-based Andrea Silva—today released “You Were Bored,” the latest single from her forthcoming debut album Everlasting, executive produced by Teddy Geiger (Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, Leon Bridges) and out August 7th via AWAL. Blending a hypnotic folk arpeggio with a drum machine beat and shoegaze flourishes, the track is an entrancing dismissal of a lost relationship. Silva explains: “‘You Were Bored’ is a letter to a forgotten friend. You can love and hate someone at the same time, and the song plays a combination of emotions that come when you decide to walk away from someone’s life. Sometimes friend break-ups are as difficult as losing a romantic partner.”

HEALTH Collaborate with Full of Hell on New Single “FULL OF HEALTH,”

HEALTH today released “FULL OF HEALTH,” a thrashing new single in collaboration with grindcore band Full of Hell. Revolver premiered the track’s animated video by Zev Deans earlier today, calling the song “a noise-blasted ramble through a post-apocalyptic wasteland”.

Brent Cobb’s new album “Keep ‘Em On They Toes” out October 2, title track debuts today

Of the song, Cobb shares, “To try and not infiltrate the listener’s spirit’s own interpretation of ‘Keep ‘Em On They Toes,’ I’ll just say that it was initially inspired by the birth of my son. With that said, it’s a mantra that I live by. One that I hope anyone could live by. That mantra is, if it’s good for your own heart, and you got a good heart, do it. Do it whether folks see it coming or not. Live your own life. Be happy.”

joan & Paper Mag Premiere “brokenhearted” Video! “cloudy” EP Set To Hit August 6

About the new EP, joan say cloudy is “an ep about seasons. created in the fall, introduced live in the winter, finished in the spring, released in the summer. we made “cloudy” to tell a story of one relationship and the fact that love can be messy but so beautiful. you know you shouldn’t be with them right now, but you *have* to be with them, right now. as we were finishing the record, we were forced to be in quarantine and spend more time at home. we both took to walking every evening, and would text each other pictures of the sky while doing it. it felt like the name for the ep had fallen in our laps after talking about it one day. clouds can create a beautiful or terrifying scene, they can bring refreshing rain or a destructive storm. when you see clouds, it’s probably not great at the moment, but it will get better. that’s what this ep is about – getting better, growth, loving harder, and learning from mistakes.”

Estonia’s Holy Motors (Wharf Cat) announce Horse LP

Today, Tallinn, Estonia’s Holy Motors are announcing Horse, the follow up to the group’s critically acclaimed 2018 debut album, Slow Sundown, which is due out October 16th on the iconoclastic Brooklyn indie, Wharf Cat Records (Bambara, Public Practice, Dougie Poole). To mark the occasion the band are sharing lead single “Country Church” alongside its accompanying video.

Boston’s The Collect Pond Announce New EP

The Collect Pond is the newest songwriting engine for Danny Moffat, who made his first record on a 4-track recorder in Bellingham, Washington at the age of 15. Through writing and performing, he continued his musical journey in New Zealand, Seattle, Portland (OR), New York City, and now Boston. He received positive reviews via national press in New Zealand and cracked college radio’s BFM top 10. While in New York, he was the guitarist on rapper Que Believe’s “Diamonds” and a touring guitarist for Brooklyn indie rockers It Was Romance. Moffat was a session musician for hip-hop/EDM producers Soca Rebel and Ray DaPlug at BMJ Studios. As an audio engineer, Moffat worked as an assistant recording engineer under former Passion Pit and Team Spirit member Ayad Al Adhamy at Diamond City Studios.

The Collect Pond douse memories of work in a lo-fi fuzz-pop tenacity on “Washing Dishes” (BPM Premiere)

Hear L.A. Witch’s newest single: “GEN-Z”

“GEN-Z is inspired by a series of articles mentioning the high rates of suicide amongst the Gen-Z due to the pressures of social media. At the same time I read about several music companies not doing well due to lack of interest in people to learn to play instruments. When I was a kid, music and guitar was my escape. Music was how I fought through my depressions. What will the future do to get through it? With constant pressure to be perfect and information/advertisements and brainwashing constantly being shoved in your face, you become a product of your environment. GEN-Z is about being a slave to technology, specifically to our phones.” Sade Sanchez

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Releases Soaring New Anthem “Soulbound”

Canadian melodic power metal quartet UNLEASH THE ARCHERS recently announced the upcoming release of their masterful fifth full-length concept album, Abyss, out August 21, 2020 via Napalm Records. With Abyss, the band re-cements themselves as an unequalled, undeniable metallic force with their strongest album to date.

BRIMSTONE COVEN: new single “When The World Is Gone” out now!

West Virginia heavy wizards BRIMSTONE COVEN share a brooding new excerpt taken from their fourth album ‘The Woes of a Mortal Earth’, coming out this August 21st and available to preorder on Ripple Music. Stream “When the World is Gone” below!

Summoning eerie forces from times past to create a rich and melodic blend of occult and classic rock reminiscent of Led Zeppelin, Coven or Deep Purple, BRIMSTONE COVEN deliver a wholehearted brand of sonic witchery that will hold any soul captive inside its magic circle. The past and future collide in a dazzling big bang, melding foreboding atmospheres with Corey Roth and Andrew D’Cagna’s bright and intoxicating vocal duet.


Baltimore, Maryland’s Angel Du$t have surprise released LIL HOUSE, a brand-new EP produced by Rob Schnapf (Kurt Vile, Elliott Smith). The three-song collection is available now on all streaming platforms and marks the first new music from Angel Du$t since the release of their celebrated 2019 LP, PRETTY BUFF.

Stream Angel Du$t’s New Surprise EP Lil House

PRIMITIVE MAN: Revolver Debuts “Menacing” Music Video

PRIMITIVE MAN has unveiled an unsettling new video clip for “Menacing.” Now playing at Revolver, the track comes off the band’s extreme, terrifying, and confrontational new album, Immersion, set for release next month via Relapse Records.

Latin Grammy-nominated Mariachi Herencia de México release new video of the anthemic song “Amor Eterno”

This fresh version of a classic mariachi song comes from an unlikely source: a four-year-old ensemble that started as a student group in Chicago public schools and is still composed of teenagers, mostly between 14 and 18. This album shows how far they’ve come since their debut CD four years ago, which gained them a Latin Grammy nomination.


On the track, which is produced by LA based twins Two Fresh and G.L.A.M., Duckwrth once again instigates unpredictable and unprecedented genre alchemy. He threads together bouncy rhymes while G.L.A.M. fires back with a seductive counterpoint as their bars come together before the dancefloor-ready hook sung by Juliana Romana. This anthem glides between hip-hop and electronic only to border on unexpected pop bliss.

Tiña Share New Track “Golden Rope”

Today, enigmatic South London band Tiña follow up their recent debut album announcement with new single “Golden Rope”. The new single is accompanied by a video which was shot on film and sees the band donning pink robes on the beach alongside frontman Joshua Loftin in his signature pink cowboy hat. Speaking briefly on the themes behind the single Loftin says “it’s a cowboy gallop away from suicide on a horse named self-compassion.”

Stockholm based artist flyckt reveals all on moody electro-pop single “Instant Gratification”

Today, Stockholm based artist and producer flyckt releases his second single “Instant Gratification”, the title track from his upcoming debut EP Instant Gratification pt. 1, out August 28th via Humming Records.

Taking inspiration from a wide spectrum of genres and sounds, merging carefully balanced pop with intense, techno-inspired electronic instrumentation – “Instant Gratification” is another intriguing insight into flyckt’s creative mind.