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Smino Leads a Peaceful Meditation On “Baguetti” Featuring J.I.D and Kenny Beats

In the wise opening words of J.I.D, “I need a minute to meditate.” On the new song “Baguetti,” Smino (Zero Fatigue/Downtown/Interscope) is joined by Dreamville’s J.I.D and superproducer Kenny Beats to grant us all three minutes to be still with our thoughts. In his typical eccentric manner, the St. Louis artist acknowledges God for not forsaking him while calling out those who haven’t dropped a metaphorical penny into the collection plate of society. J.I.D then wraps up today’s meditation session with a TED Talk-level explanation of his credentials in the music industry. Fans around the world can now set aside their daily time of peace on all platforms after they aggressively demanded an official release following a snippet.

LKeys – ‘Mo’ Of It’ (Official Music Video)

WA Management Service presents rapper and recording artist LKeys – Mo’ Of It, the latest official release from this Colorado based superstar is another banger that you’ve come to expect from this emcee.

Follow @LKeys303 on all social Platforms. Music available via Art Rev Sol on ALL platforms.

Swiss noise/powerwave/grunge/shoegaze sensation KØDE unveiled new music video “On Your Side”

A couple of months after the official release of their debut album, the new sensation of the Swiss alternative/indie musical scene KØDE – creating something unique, evolving between noise, power-wave, dream-pop, indie/grunge and shoegaze, just unveiled a brand new musical video illustrating the song “On Your Side” and available right now on YouTube.

THE ROLLING STONES Release Previously Unheard Track Featuring JIMMY PAGE – “SCARLET” Out Now!

The Rolling Stones today release previously unheard and never before released “Scarlet,” a track recorded by the Stones in October 1974 featuring Jimmy Page and Rick Grech. The previously unreleased track follows the huge success and acclaim of the Stones’ “Living In A Ghost Town” and will feature on the upcoming September 4 multi-format release of Goats Head Soup 2020. “Scarlet” is out today, July 22, listen to the track.


Today, The Avalanches shared two new songs from their forthcoming album along with a pair of stunning visualizers. “Wherever You Go” feat. Jamie XX, Neneh Cherry and CLYPSO premiered in the U.K. earlier today on the BBC 6 Music’s breakfast show. The Avalanches, with co-production from acclaimed UK musician/producer Jamie XX, have created an epic track that begins with greetings from planet Earth – sampled from The Voyager Golden Record, a gold-plated copper disk launched into space by Voyager 1 and 2 in 1977 – and erupts in a frenzy. Vocals from the iconic Neneh Cherry and Sydney-based troptronica producer CLYPSO capture this moment in time, when love and music still offer hope in the face of “the whole damn world incinerating.”

New Music From SOMI “What You Waiting For”” Out Now On THE BLACK LABEL/Interscope Records

Canadian-Dutch-Korean singer-songwriter SOMI has signed to Interscope Records as part of the label’s partnership with THEBLACKLABEL. After winning first place on Korean reality singing competition Produce 101, SOMI emerged as a solo artist in June 2019 with her single “BIRTHDAY,” which has since amassed over 53M streams worldwide on Spotify and 78M views on YouTube to date. The news about SOMI’s signing broke Monday in an exclusive story with Variety (Click HERE) where SOMI stated, “I’m very excited to join the Interscope and Universal Music family! They have a great roster of artists I love and a long history of breaking acts. I’m looking forward to the next steps in my career and can’t wait to share my music with the world!”

Punk band FORE announce “Hombres” album details

“I’m beyond excited to release this album. It has been a blast creating it with such talented and easy-to-work-with musicians, and it’s a great feeling to do it all in-house, without any help from any management or label.” Taylor Nordberg (guitars) said. “You may be wondering about the album cover. Well we always wanted to collaborate with our buds in ZZ Top and Deep Purple but our schedules never lined up so we figured this was the next best thing.”

Dumanic (Zurich) releases his «Daydream»-video

Rarely do you find such melancholic, atmospheric sounds in Switzerland as Dumanic plays them on his debut-EP: «Love is Dead» – released as videoclip as well on Friday, 24.7.2020 (download below) – is a flirtation with modern wave-electropop, wonderful indie guitars and the dark aesthetics of postpunk.

Zurich-based Dumanic appeared on the scene in spring, when he released his first two singles. Not only did the ex-singer of the highly acclaimed indie band Joules gain a lot of airplay with those tracks, but also did gaining him a growing fanbase.

Motörhead announce ‘Ace Of Spades’ deluxe anniversary reissue

Upon its release in 1980, the Ace Of Spades album was nothing short of a gamechanger for all forms of hard rock. Like lightning in a bottle, it perfectly captured everything great about hard rock, heavy metal, and punk, amped it all up to 11, and came racing out of the gates at what felt like a million miles an hour, pushing at every musical boundary. Nothing was harder. Nothing was faster. And certainly nothing was louder.

Now, following on from last year’s fan and media acclaimed anniversary editions of the seminal Overkill and Bomber albums, comes the record that launched Motörhead into the stratosphere and carved their name into the walls of rock’n’roll history forever; Ace Of Spades.

[New Today] LA riser CARTER brings bold R&B-trap on “Trust in Issues”

At just 19, CARTER’s ability to simultaneously capture sonic moods by blending modern R&B with jazzy soul, hip-hop and trap while lyrically guiding fans through his psyche has resulted in over 170k streams on Spotify alone and a loyal fanbase growing.

Introducing… Chiminyo

Today, Chiminyo has shared details of his much-anticipated debut album ‘I AM PANDA’ (out 25th Sept via Gearbox Records) alongside a new single called “Breathin'”. I just wanted to send over a link to the new single to check out – It would be great if you think this might be something that you’d be up for covering the news of?

Ariwo – London based jazz/electronica quartet share new single via On The Corner (Out today)

“Flameback Dance” by London based Cuban/Iranian quartet Ariwo is the second single to be released from the forthcoming ‘Door To The Cosmos’ compilation by On The Corner. Focussing on exploring new dimensions in sound with adventures in electronic music being rooted by ancestral rhythms and melody. The London based collaboration bring virtuoso sounds from Iran and Cuba that premiered at MANANA CUBA’s Boiler Room Session. Reaching maturity at their new home On The Corner.

***HOT*** – Lyrica “Act A Fool”

New music: Django Stewart unveils kaleidoscopic video for neon-soaked, 80’s heartbreak-pop debut single ‘Burning Bridges (For Your Love)’

Directed by Muller, and steeped in neon visuals, the video features Django under the lights, recounting the highs and lows of love and heartbreak, cut with exquisite choreography, all wrapped up in an uplifting disco pop sound.

Orplid Return, New Signing Vrîmuot with debut, Sol Invictus Re-Release

Auerbach Tonträger / Prophecy Productions sign neofolk rejuvenators Vrîmuot – first album O Tempora, O Mores! out on September 25!

renforshort – “fuck, i luv my friends”

The track follows her EP teenage angst, a youthful, soul baring body of work which picked up widespread acclaim from the likes of NME, NYLON, Interview more, with lead single i drive me mad being remixed by Linkin Park legend Mike Shinoda. fuck, i luv my friends is the first glimpse at what is coming next from renforshort.

Moses Sumney shares video for ‘Me in 20 Years’ from the critically-acclaimed album græ

Today, Moses Sumney shares a new music video. ‘Me In 20 Years’ is the third full-scale music video Moses has released from his stunning double album græ. It follows Moses’ powerful self-directed videos for ‘Virile’ and ‘Cut Me.’ ‘Me In 20 Years’ is an emotionally devastating and achingly personal look into Moses’ visions of the future, with an added twist of subtle and dreamlike visual elements. The video was directed by long-time collaborator Allie Avital and shot on location in Kiev, Ukraine.

Phoria announce second album and share first single ‘Current’

Known for icy shades of electronica and boundary-pushing experimentation with sound, Phoria’s debut Volition was a masterclass in the art of intimate song writing, executed with incredible precision. The five-piece group have now returned with a surprising change of pace; new single ‘Current’ is an abstract contemporary classical piece, out today. It’s the first official single to be released from their freshly announced second album Caught a Black Rabbit, out November 13th on Akira Records.


East London based singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer Harry Jay-Steele shares the animated visual for his recently released single ‘Wish For One Night’, the first track taken from his debut which is due for release this fall via eclectic audiophile label Naim Records.

Nicolas Michaux (BBC 6 Music, Best Fit, Damon Albarn) – Shares New Single, Album out Sep 25

The new single, which draws on taught percussion and wiry guitar patterns, follows on from the forthcoming album’s previous tracks, ‘Harvesters’ and ‘Nos Retrouvailles’ that drew support from BBC 6 Music, The Line of Best Fit and American Songwriter. The new music marks Michaux’s first work since his 2016 album, À la vie, à la mort with ‘Parrot’ positioning itself as a slightly different entity to the other recent releases finding the artist at his most socially aware, taking aim at apathetic attitudes in the face of political/social/ecological danger and strife, whilst capturing the sounds of 60s British Invasion groups such as The Kinks, Manfred Man and The Faces.

Seminal young talent TOM KING serves sad-pop heartbreak in “Be That for Me” music video

Stepping onto the scene with his emotive debut release “why are you here?”, Tom swiftly followed this up with the subtly explosive “No Mans Land” (200K+ streams), accompanied by poignant visuals created by celebrated director Pedro Romhanyi (Pulp’s ‘Common People’, Blur’s ‘Parklife’) in just two days during lockdown.

Americana/Country Artist Chris Gardner Releases His Newest Album “Second Helpings”

Fresh off the success of his previous album “Hangin’ On The Line” (26 weeks on Roots Music Reports) Chris Gardner introduces his newest album “Second Helpings” – a blend of fan favorites and a heaping helping of Chris’s latest songs. “Second Helpings” presents fourteen tracks including “Real American Hero” – the story of the struggles of a single Father whose strengths and love of family pull him through the years. Plus “Miracles” – an inspirational song about believing in what can be achieved, a duet with noted vocalist Evelyn Rubio.

Dan Croll shares video for new single ‘Coldblooded’

After releasing his latest pair of singles ‘Hit Your Limit’ and ‘Coldblooded’ at the start of July, Dan Croll now returns to share the official video for the latter track, lifted from his new album ‘Grand Plan’ which is set for release on August 21st through Communion Records.

Freak Heat Waves – Share New Single ‘Let It Go’

Earlier releases from the band picked up support in both the US, Europe and Canada, with 2018’s Beyond XXXL finding tips at The FADER and the pair opening for the likes of Suuns, Odonis Odonis, Mattiel, METZ and Preoccupations. Previous releases found the duo tackling a more rudimentary, guitar/bass/drums post-punk sound but I think Zap The Planet really pushes the needle and ‘Let It Go’ is a great example of that with hints of vapourwave and electronica.

Holly Humberstone Announces Highly Anticipated Debut EP, Out August 14th

Today, buzzing singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone has announced that her highly anticipated debut EP will arrive on August 14th, 2020 via Platoon. Produced by Rob Milton (Easy Life), Holly created the EP mostly at home in the old, withering country house that she grew up in. The self-titled release will include three brand new songs in addition to “Deep End,” “Falling Asleep At The Wheel” and “Overkill,” her acclaimed trio of debut singles.

HEAVY SALAD – Release Fuzzy Psych of: ‘The Wish’

Recently played by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music and taken from the forthcoming album Cult Casual, ‘The Wish’ sees Heavy Salad rip through three minutes of razor sharp hooks and hard rocking power pop! Produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys / Working Men’s Club) at his studio in Sheffield ‘The Wish’ is a passionate anthem for uncertain times. Amongst fuzzed up, new wave guitars from Rob Glennie and fierce, pounding drums from Allan Hutchison, lead singer Lee deadpans “reproduction reaps destruction”, as he states “I cannot save you, I can’t even save myself”.

Brothers Osborne Set To Release Third Studio Album “Skeletons” October 9

EMI Nashville’s Brothers Osborne announces today they will release their third studio album, Skeletons, October 9. John and TJ Osborne teamed up with longtime producer Jay Joyce for Skeletons and co-wrote every track on the project along with frequent collaborators Lee Miller, Craig Wiseman, Natalie Hemby, Casey Beathard and more.

Brothers Osborne Detail New Album ‘Skeletons’

Desert Noises Brews Through Heartache and Recovery with “Coffee” From EVERYTHING ALWAYS Out August 21

Desert Noises releases “Coffee” from Everything Always, their new album out August 21st. American Songwriter premiered “Coffee,” describing it as “an open and raw revelation of love” as singer Kyle Henderson reflects on the feelings surrounding a breakup and the lessons one eventually learns.