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Global superstar, Singer-songwriter, Wellness, and Spirituality Advocate India.Arie releases a new lyric video, “Rollercoaster,” a supercharged response to the outrageous iniquities and chaos of the world. Over her 20-year career, India.Arie has released eight albums of social commentary and spiritual teachings starting with her very first hit song “Video.” Always consistent and unwavering, India has a longstanding commitment to making music that centers the wellness, healing, and elevation of humanity.

Introducing: Awich! Signs To Universal Music Group

Japanese rapper Awich has released her major label debut single and video for fiery new track, “Shook Shook” TODAY. The single, produced by Chaki Zulu, is a rattling number showcasing Awich’s flow at its hardest, seamlessly transitioning from Japanese to English as she sets her sights on the male-centric music industry spitting “bet you didn’t expect a girl to be here.” The accompanying music video, directed by one of the top Japanese video directors, Kento Yamada, aesthetically expands on the message with his fierce avant-garde interpretation. “Shook Shook” is the first single from her upcoming EP, “Partition”, set to hit August 21, 2020 via Universal Music Group.

SVNTH: Italian Post-Black Metal Unit To Release Spring In Blue Full-Length This August

Captured by Colin Marston at Menegroth, the Thousand Caves (Dysrhythmia, Behold… The Arctopus, Cleric) in Queens, New York, SVNTH’s Spring In Blue delivers six tracks that far transcend the band’s previous efforts. Fusing atmospheric black metal eruptions with the more solid structured roots of ’70s class rock and ’90s shoegaze, Spring In Blue is a soundtrack to one’s deepest emotions. An analysis of human existence, the record explores themes of childhood loss and weathering situations far bigger than ourselves. Elaborates bassist/vocalist Rodolfo Ciuffo, “Spring In Blue has been recorded live in studio and even in terms of sound, it shows a more organic and solid production, mixing ecstatic heavy and fast sections with tragic and melancholic slow moments. It is the perfect musical accompaniment for a concept that explores themes such as death, existential philosophy, and modern technology’s consequences on man.”


Artist on the rise MASN releases the music video for his latest track “Hate Me!” today via RCA Records. Watch HERE. “Hate Me!” dropped last week and was featured on Billboard’s “10 Cool New Pop Songs To Get You Through The Week” and Ones To Watch “#NowWatching” playlist. This track also marks the first release off his debut EP How To Kill A Rockstar which is due out later this summer.

Hilang Child Shares New Track “Good To Be Young” || Out Now On Bella Union

As a first taste of a new studio album due in early 2021, today Hilang Child has shared a dazzling new track titled “Good To Be Young” and its hypnotic accompanying video. The video was directed by Tough Honey using Notch VFX and motion-capture technology and features a dance performance by Rachel Laird and Hazel Sutton.


Leading Afrobeats star TIWA SAVAGE shares a stunning companion video to “Dangerous Love” – the first single from her anticipated fourth studio album “CELIA”. Shot in Lagos, Nigeria during the global lockdown, the visuals are produced by JM Films and sees Tiwa make her directorial debut collaborating and co-directing alongside Ibra Ake (Childish Gambio, Beyonce).


SCORS make welcome inroads into 2020 with the reveal of stellar new single E the Real You, a gorgeously woozy indie cut showcasing a winning combo of soulful vocals and a warped arrangement. Fresh from a tour with Declan McKenna last year, SCORS are set for a big few months.

Sheenjek Announce Debut LP for Seventh Rule Recordings and Unveil First Single

“Once you take that dive into the rabbit hole the killer-osity is simply just undeniable knowledge.” says Decibel of the single.

The band Sheenjek started as a simple book club, with wine and cheese and light banter about families and good books. This quickly dissolved, during the first meeting, into a demonstration, or clinic, of self-defense knife handling skills, and joint rolling technique. Booze, weed, books and punching each other, soon lead to a drum solo that lasted 9 nights and became the first ever live performance of the Sheenjek band.

Track Premiere: Sheenjek—”Monkey Brains”

Kitchen Dwellers announce ‘Live From The Cabin,’ a two night live streaming event

Kitchen Dwellers are thrilled to announce “Live From The Cabin,” a two-night live streaming concert taking place July 31 and Aug 1 airing live each night at 9 PM EST. The special shows will be broadcast to the world from the Bridger Mountains in Montana right outside of the Kitchen Dwellers’ home base of Bozeman. The band will also play a special set exploring the music of Pink Floyd.


Joe wrote this new tune during a break from a string of making-ends-meet jobs in London, whilst crashing on a mate’s sofa. 23 year old Nix’s easy way for relatable, hooky songwriting was shaped during a bumpy childhood punctuated by motion. Joe spent his early years living in Paraguay, to where his Panamian-British Mum & British Dad relocated from Birmingham for work commitments. Returning 2 years later fluent in Spanish & Guarani, Nix then moved between households in Essex, B’ham and Blackpool, all by the time he’d turned 4 years old.

Chladny – ‘Can You See It On My Face?’

We want you to chill out this summer and spend time with our latest single, “Can You See It On My Face?” The song’s inspiration came from our synth player, Ryan Hage, who was reflecting on the anxiety that comes along with how obvious your personal struggle can be to the individuals in your life.

PSYCHOSOMATIC: Decibel Magazine Premieres “We Don’t Trust You”

Nefarious Industries is preparing to unleash the rabid thrash attack of The Invisible Prison, the ravenous new LP from long-running Sacramento, California thrash metal squad, PSYCHOSOMATIC, completing the album for release in late August. Alongside preorders, cover art, and more, the lead single has been issued, as Decibel Magazine hosts the lyric video premiere of “We Don’t Trust You.”

Track Premiere: Psychosomatic – ‘We Don’t Trust You’


Multi-Platinum country superstar Kane Brown’s latest track, “Be Like That” with Swae Lee & Khalid is the #1 most added record at Top 40 Radio. The track marks both Kane and Khalid’s biggest first week launch at the format with over 100 stations adding the record.

Smokepurpp and Young Nudy Make Mayhem in the “Ends” Video

Crafting energetic bangers atop distorted production, Smokepurpp makes mayhem music. Creating chaos in a remote location, Purpp shares “Ends,” his eye-catching new music video. Produced by Purpp’s close friend and collaborator Ronny J, an architect of the SoundCloud trap scene and who most recently produced Kanye West’s new single “Wash Me In Blood,” “Ends” balances barely-there synths and haunting violins with overdriven bass and trunk-rattling 808s, as Purpp skates above the fray with a hard-hitting cadence: Watch how I hop out the G5/Throw hunnids racks in the VLive/This is Dior not no Fila/He got no bankroll, I know he tryna be mine/Watch how I take off, I’m feelin’ like Elon.”

Rey Pila share futuristic dancehall track “Drooling”

With two full-length albums and multiple other releases as well as tours supporting luminaries like Interpol & Brandon Flowers under their belt, and having had their work produced, promoted, and put out by the likes of Julian Casablancas (The Strokes, Cult Records), the Mexico City four-piece Rey Pila —whose name means “King Battery” in Spanish—are fully charged to release their Dave Sitek-produced (TV On The Radio) new album Velox Veritas on August 21st via Arts & Crafts.

LA postpunk artist The Sea At Midnight presents ‘We Share The Same Stars’

Postpunk artist The Sea At Midnight presents the new single ‘We Share The Same Stars’, produced and mixed by Chris King of Cold Showers and with Brandon Pierce of Glaare contributing drums.

This is the latest in a series of singles showcasing this artist’s 2020 offerings, which also include singles ‘Medicine’, ‘Melancholia’, ‘How Many Times’ and ‘Edge of The World’. This brings The Sea At Midnight closer to the release of the eponymous debut album, due out later this year.


Platinum selling International recording artists STATIC-X’s highly anticipated PROJECT REGENERATION VOL. 1 hit retailers around the globe on July 10th and quickly hit #1 and #8 on iTunes. The album was #1 most added at metal radio last week and the album was also featured on the cover and #1 on Tidal’s Hybrid Theories playlist and was named “Metal Album of the Week” by Deezer.


Today, alternative pop trio lovelytheband released the official music video for their fan favorite track “waste,” off their upcoming sophomore album “conversations with myself about you” out August 28th via The Century Family Inc.

OUT TODAY: Eclectic EP from Austin-Based Alt- Rockers The Dragon Berries via The Big Takeover

Creating an eclectic soundscape, the group’s influences range from 60’s, 70’s, and 90’s rock to modern hip-hop, including inspirations like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Jimi Hendrix, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar.

Kid Bloom Releases New Track and Video, “Sledgehammer”

Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumental­ist Kid Bloom releases new track “Sledgehammer,” along with news of his upcoming EP, due out August 7th via Electric Feel/Island Records. “Sledgehammer” conjures a “dreamy quality” as it nods to seventies pop love songs. This track is only a taste of what’s to come in the year ahead from this prolific young visionary artist.

Aluna Enlists Princess Nokia and Jada Kingdom For New Single, ‘Get Paid.’

Following her two latest stellar single releases ‘Body Pump’ and ‘Warrior’ – taken from her now confirmed forthcoming debut solo album ‘Renaissance’ – Aluna delivers the goods yet again, this time with the help from her friends Princess Nokia and Jada Kingdom for ‘Get Paid.’ A feel-good dancehall summer jam with an important message, ‘Get Paid’ “is an aspirational celebration about black women and women of color getting paid, in opposition of the reality that we are consistently undervalued for our work.” Aluna explains.

Quinn L’Esperance’s Video For New Single “Unstoppable” At 118K YouTube Views – Watch Now!

On Friday, June 26th singer, songwriter and actress Quinn L’Esperance introduced her ode to summer with the release of her new single and music video “Unstoppable,” the perfect upbeat summer jam, inspiring people to live fearlessly. The music video has already garnered 118,000 views on YouTube with new fans discovering Quinn everyday.

Yoshikimono Appears At Tokyo National Museum This Summer With Modern Designs Inspired By Comic Book Legend Stan Lee And Attack On Titan Anime

From June 30th to August 23rd, the Tokyo National Museum’s special “KIMONO” exhibition will include “Yoshikimono” designs from the Japanese superstar YOSHIKI.

The KIMONO exhibition displays around 300 pieces, including kimonos worn by prominent historical figures like Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu, as well as kimonos personally designed by YOSHIKI. This exhibition of unprecedented scale offers a comprehensive overview of kimonos spanning from the 12th century to the modern era, and also includes paintings of kimonos which are considered national treasures.

SKOPE, new Bob Moses single/unique interactive video “Desire”

Bob Moses – who is Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance–will start rolling out the announcement tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, with the release of Desire’s title track, a hypnotic late-night collaboration with Grammy-nominated electronic musician ZHU, with an interactive video directed by Owen Brown and animation by Airplan. It uses anaglyph imagery to display two different sides of desire.

ZHU & Bob Moses Drop New Collab “Desire,” Share Interactive Music Video

“Lean On Me” A Bill Withers Tribute

The Pineapple Thief share new track ‘Break It All’

“One of the darker, more sinister tracks from the album, ‘Break it All’ attempts to make sense of narcissistic destruction and the fallout”, explains frontman Bruce Soord. “I remember this song developed really quickly, with Gavin (Harrison) firing back new ideas that sent me off in all kinds of directions. We seem to have developed our shared musical understanding even further with this album. Sometimes I listen back and wonder where on earth it all came from.”

Goan Dogs post-pandemic dystopian ‘Zombies’ screams Mac Demarco / Sports Team vibes      

Bristolian quintet Goan Dogs took an extended hiatus from the music scene, before marking their return this year. With their debut full-length in the pipeline, the five-piece announce accompanying visuals for their latest single ‘Zombies’.


Aluna today releases her brand new single “Get Paid (with Princess Nokia and Jada Kingdom)” as well as announcing details of her forthcoming debut solo album ‘Renaissance’, out on August 28th via Mad Decent and also including the previously released singles “Warrior (feat. SG Lewis)” and “Body Pump”.