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RUFF MAJIK: New Noise Premieres Animated “Who Keeps Score” Video

“Who Keeps Score” is the latest single from South African stoner rock kings RUFF MAJIK. Now playing at New Noise Magazine, the track is taken from the band’s forthcoming new full-length, The Devil’s Cattle, set for release on October 30th via Mongrel Records, and serves as the first tune from the band to feature new member, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Evert Snyman (Pollinator) on lead vocals.

Video Premiere: Ruff Majik – ‘Who Keeps Score’

Jidenna Premieres “Black Magic Hour” Song and Video Today

Today, Jidenna releases a new song with an accompanying video, “Black Magic Hour.” Directed and produced by Wesley Walker & Sam Pressman, the video follows the singer’s journey, and aftermath, of meeting an ancestral spirit who flips his life upside down — literally and figuratively.

Hennessey Share “We Will Not Be Lovers” (The Waterboys Cover)

Hennessey’s newest single is a sinister dance punk cover of “We Will Not Be Lovers”, a deep cut from Celtic folk rock band The Waterboys’ 1988 Fisherman’s Blues. Capturing the chaotic glamour of the band’s live shows, the song straddles the line between club banger and poem. Paste premiered the video, praising, “While the original song features a dramatic wash of mandolin, violin and Mike Scott’s painfully heartfelt vocals, Hennessey’s version adds a layer of surreal, sensual mystique.”

For Skope: Marc Benjamin & Victor Tellagio release on Protocol progressive big-room single “Burn” (out now)

Marc Benjamin joins forces with Victor Tellagio for his newest single “Burn” on Protocol Recordings, an inspirational and melodic gem that will give you some midsummer motivation. On his 9th single release on the label, Marc delivers a dynamic sound that fuses progressive melodies and big-room style with emotive vocals, making for a track that hits all the right marks. “Burn” is a song about reinvention and determination, sending the message to fans that although times often seem dark right now, there is always room for hope and light. The track’s sonic structure follows in the footsteps of his latest Protocol release – “Be Alright” with Timmo Hendriks, hinting that Marc Benjamin is on a progressive streak this year. Stay tuned for this household name’s next release on Protocol coming soon!

Aline Mayne new single “Ride Or die”


USPAHL stated: “Not gonna lie, I was a little tipsy the day I wrote “People I Don’t Like.” I had just come from an industry party and started ranting about the stereotypical shitty people that were there. Essentially, people that I don’t like. Then I realized that I was at that party too, haha!”

Chad Lawson’s “You Finally Knew” out September 11

The video for “Prelude in D Major,” directed by Agostina Gálvez, features the dancers Jason Rodriguez and José Lapaz Rodriguez, both affiliated with historic Vogue houses—House of Ninja and House of Xtravaganza. The two perform a series of controlled falls, elaborate turns, and fluid movements as they vogue to “Prelude in D Major” against the backdrop of New York City, merging modern classical music with contemporary dance.

Joel Crouse Releases New Song, “Survivin’” – New EP, wasteLAnd, Coming August 7

Written and produced by Crouse along with Todd Clark almost two years ago to the day, the song carries even more weight with challenges facing society today as the brooding vocals implore:

“We’re just survivin’, we’re just survivin’ / All we’re gonna do is take it day by day / Survivin'”

Bliss Bliss New Remix Video with Macau Club OUT NOW

Sophisti-Pop duo BlissBliss release their new music video for their track, “What’s Going On? (Macau Club Remix)”. Grammy-award winning producer Hex Hector has remixed hit singles by Jennifer Lopez (“Waiting for Tonight”), Toni Braxton (“Unbreak My Heart”), Mel C from the Spice Girls (“I Turn to You”) as well as Whitney Houston (“I Will Always Love You”).


Starring: Lil Wayne, DaBaby, Tory Lanez, DJ Drama & jetsonmade

jxdn Drops “So What!” Video — Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly & Tik Tok’s Sway House cameos

The video finds jxdn in a quintessential high school experience in the vein of cult-classic films like 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s All That and Grease, with cameos from Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly and members of Tik Tok’s Sway House – Josh Richards, Anthony Reeves and Quinton Griggs. Watch the video, directed by Mooch –

Anna Straker – ‘London Knows’

Anna now follows ‘Sweat’ with the brand new single ‘London Knows’, which introduces a completely different angle to what we’ve heard from her before. Anna’s beautifully tender vocal is unguarded, while the production feels like a warm embrace from a friend: multi-layered harmonies, melancholy piano and unassuming synths adding to its calming aura.

Kenny Roby releases video for “Old Love”

Produced by Dave Schools of Widespread Panic, the emotionally and musically expansive 16-track collection addresses Roby’s struggles with addiction, mental health issues and growing older, while attempting to persevere in the face of such challenges. The latest single “Old Love” was written as Roby’s marriage of 20-plus years was dissolving.


Grade A Productions/Interscope Records artist Juice WRLD’s powerful legacy reverberated around the world with the release of Legends Never Die which has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest week of 2020 earning 497,000 in sales eclipsing The Weeknd’s After Hours. Legends Never Die makes history as the most successful posthumous debut since Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death (690K) and Tupac’s R U Still Down (549K) in 1997. The critically acclaimed and universally beloved artist’s album marks the biggest album debut, total consumption, since Taylor Swift’s Lover.

ZEISTENCROIX Release New Official Video From The Recent Album ‘Gen Z’

Zeistencroix, the post industrial band from Los Angeles, California, has released their new video Fallen Prophet, the third single from their album Gen Z, out via Sliptrick Records at the end of the last year. The video for Fallen Prophet is a little over three minutes long, with apocalyptic scenes bookending the track. It was recorded in San Bernardino, California, a few days before the shutdown of the city, which contributed to delaying the premiere.

SEMISONIC share video for new single “You’re Not Alone”

Today, the Grammy-nominated trio Semisonic released the official video for “You’re Not Alone,” the group’s first new song in nearly 20 years. The single is the title track from their forthcoming five-song EP You’re Not Alone out on September 18 via Pleasuresonic Recordings/Megaforce Records.

Motorbike James – “me Roll”

Every minute of your life is spent inside your own head. There needs to be peace with that person, that space, that voice in your head.

Celeste Krishna & Monarchs’ “Wanna Be”

Celeste Krishna & Monarchs premiered Wanna Be, the first single off her forthcoming full-length album, My Blue House, on Audiofemme on July 17, 2020. Well suited to this period of collective trauma and social isolation, Wanna Be is a piano ballad about a time of trauma, feelings of entrapment, and the healing power in self agency and self love. It has the power of today’s best songs, from Adele’s “Someone Like You” to Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved.” Play MPE summed it up: “Beautiful voice. Beautiful performance. Beautiful song.”

PREMIERE: Celeste Krishna & Monarchs Benefit Loveland Foundation and Heal Trauma with “Wanna Be”

Scranton, PA’s The Maguas Deliver New Single “Will It Ever Be The Same”

“Will It Ever Be The Same” is a reflection on the emotional journey of being in love while chasing your dreams. It’s our love letter to the selfless people in our lives who sacrificed so many precious moments to allow for us to reach higher and go further than ever before. It’s a thank you to those who simply believed in us and our music, and continue to push us to become everything we may be too afraid to see.”- The Maguas

Wye Oak share dystopian new song “No Place”

“No Place” is the second song to arrive early from Wye Oak’s forthcoming No Horizon, set for release on July 31 worldwide. Like the rest of the EP, the track was written for and features contributions from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Listen today:

Itz KC Music Puts A Twist On Dating With New Single “Can We Go”

His latest single Can We Go puts a twist on the pursuit in dating. “It tells a brief story of a time before my actual relationship with this woman and the other half is just a metaphorical alternative universe in which we never met and this is my shot to finally bag her!” says KC. The track has a memorable hook that fits the format of todays popular music with KC’s charming lyrics. Check it out now on your preferred digital streaming provider.


HRVY said, “As a kid, I always wanted my own album, but it felt like these were becoming harder and harder to come by. So when I was told I was going to record my own album, it was a dream come true. I’m really excited for people to hear this record, which feels like a real step forward for me musically.”

UNION KAIN Releases Vividly Intense Lyric Video for “Lake of Fire”

South Florida based Metal band UNION KAIN has released another graphically distinctive lyric video for “Lake of Fire,” the third single off of their debut EP, Black Dawn. Directed by Jacob Glover, “Lake of Fire” features dark imagery inspired by Greek mythology; the River Styx is evoked as The Lake of Fire, layered with smoldering flames and the band’s striking dragon logo.


Today, South Korean superstars IRENE & SEULGI of Red Velvet, release their new single “Naughty,” a future-house based pop-dance song combining bouncy beats, groovy basslines, and an addictive hook. The release comes today with an accompanying music video –

STONEBIRDS: get awe-struck by the cathartic power of new album “Collapse & Fail”, streaming in full!

Britanny-based sludge/post-metal craftsmen STONEBIRDS team up with Invisible Oranges to premiere their awe-inspiring third album ‘Collapse and Fail’, to be released on July 24th via Ripple Music. Are you ready to see humanity’s bleak fate in the eye?

“This album has the unusual ability to extract our own similar thoughts from our tangled subconscious and lead them through the same harrowing voyage that the album takes, treating them with the scouring agent that is heavy-as-hell riffs. Thus, despite the gloom and pathos that Collapse and Fail is built on, you’re likely to find yourself in a better place after listening to it.” describe Invisible Oranges