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BLACKBEAR NEW SINGLE “queen of broken hearts”

The track is off his highly-anticipated upcoming album everything means nothing, due August 21, 2020, via Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope Records. “queen of broken hearts” – written by blackbear, produced by blackbear & Andrew Goldstein – threads his top-notch songwriting with a magnetic melody and undeniable hook, true to blackbear’s distinguishing musical style.

Daniel Rodriguez Shares Breezy New Single “Brother John”

Former Elephant Revival co-founder Daniel Rodriguez released today his new single “Brother John.” The latest track off his forthcoming solo debut album Sojourn of a Burning Sun, “Brother John” draws inspiration from family and the multitudes they contain. Westword called it “a testament to the power of music to soothe and soften the hardest of souls.”

ATRAMENTUS: 20 Buck Spin Issues New Audio Clip From Stygian Debut LP

20 Buck Spin has issued preorders and a new audio excerpt from Stygian, the mammoth debut LP from Longueuil, Québec-based ATRAMENTUS, as the record nears its release in late August.

From the frozen northlands, ATRAMENTUS is formed by members of Chthe’ilist, Funebrarum, Gevurah, and more among its ranks. Birthed on a cold winter night in 2012 and during an autumnal sunset in 2013, the cursed tale remained dormant for years, only recently being put to tape so the nameless knight’s saga could be told.


“Nectarines are the perfect summer fruit, but this summer doesn’t even feel like a normal summer,” MELVV said. “Royal and I made the song and music video over email without even meeting each other in person! A bit of an ode to 2020 and social distancing.”

Corlyx Tackle Mental Illness in Their New Song “Porcelain Skin”

Corlyx announce they have signed with label Negative Gain, and will release their new album Together Apart, worldwide on September 15th. To introduce this new album the band is premiering their first single and music video, Porcelain Skin. The song tackles mental health issues and how they affect those you love and the ones around them. Vocalist Caitlin Stokes explains the inspiration behind Porcelain Skin and the filming of the video for it…


Kalen Chase (VIMIC, KORN) Discusses Songwriter Roots and New Video “Good Things”

In 2006, Chase joined Korn on tour, primarily on backing vocals, and can be heard and seen in the MTV Unplugged: Korn, released in 2007, where he was featured playing an exotic array of instruments. He remained with Korn – often seen as The White Rabbit – until 2008. Additionally, he has worked extensively in the studio providing backing vocals for artists including 10 Years, Pop Evil, Dragonforce and singing on the Lego Batman movie soundtrack. While working with Korn, Chase fronted the band The Changing, where he collaborated again with Jonathan Davis on single Jerry Bruckheimer. His career in metal would continue as the lead vocalist for the band Superfix, before joining forces with Joey Jordison (formerly of Slipknot) as the lead vocalist for Vimic in 2016.


Directed by Chris Brown and Matt Fuller, the colorful video finds the duo in the midst of an epic house party, replete with signature dance moves by Brown along with cameos by Justin and King Combs.

Philly new wavers Korine share “Cold Heart” video from upcoming LP

Korine, the Philadelphia based electronic pop duo of Morgy Ramone and Trey Frye, recently announced the upcoming arrival of their new album The Night We Raise on September 4th via Born Losers Records (US) and Data Airlines (EU). Their trademark, night-drive synth work was on full display in the first single “Fate”, giving listeners a first taste of their signature new wave nostalgia fused with modern pop sensibilities.

BT announces new album “The Lost Art Of Longing” + new single with Emma Hewitt out now

Today, Grammy-Nominated film composer, technologist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and trance music icon BT announces his long-awaited new studio album “The Lost Art Of Longing.” Available on August 14 from Black Hole Recordings, BT’s first dance music-oriented album in seven years is preceded by today’s release of the single ‘No Warning Lights’ with the voice of Emma Hewitt.


After the release of their sublime sophomore album ‘Life After’ last summer followed by sold-out UK, European and debut North American tours, London band Palace today release their brand new track ‘Someday, Somewhere’. The song predates ‘Life After’ and although it didn’t feature on the album, it has been regularly played on the road over the last few years, becoming a much-loved live set exclusive. ‘Someday, Somewhere’ exudes the laid-back charm and harmony of Palace’s debut EP ‘Lost In The Night’ that earned them legions of fans seemingly overnight back in 2014 – listen below.

album submission: Sir Veterano, “The Gathering”

The “Reputable” music video was directed by Yellow Nguyen, the man behind videos for Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. “I feel like I’ve been buried in a coffin for the last decade and just woke up,” Veterano says regarding his new project. “Dug myself out of my music grave and started walking around. The Gathering is a summoning of old colleagues and Hip-Hop legends to come together and do the lyrical maiming they’re known for.” The Gathering is out now on Fresh Yard Records.

The Love-In Announce New EP “As It Lays” – out September 4

East Nashville rock band The Love-In are redefining what the ‘Nashville sound’ is with their new EP As It Lays, announced today. Set for release on September 4, the group teamed up with acclaimed producer Collin Pastore (Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers) to create the five-song EP that focuses on not only recognizing, but breaking down the ways that social norms and gender roles discourage individuality and the mirage that conformity is what we ought to strive to achieve. Yesterday, the debut single and title track “As It Lays” premiered via Underground Music Collective.

PREMIERE: The Love-In Finds Order in Life’s Chaos on ‘As It Lays’

The Voice Contestant, Trey Rose, Set To Release New Single “Damn”

Catering to multiple genres, Rose lets his music speak for itself. Producing pop-infused compositions complemented by straightforward lyrics and gritty vocals that make a statement plain and simple; “Damn” is no exception. Naked guitar riffs dance with seductive lyrics that rap the tune with a snap of the finger while percussion synth beats underline the chorus to create an open space for Rose’s signature wide range. Punchy lyrics juxtaposed by acoustic pop accompaniment appear as the “wingman” in support of a blunt declaration of undeniable attraction and an irrefutable, forward invitation.


In addition to his previously released tracks “Joro” and “Ghetto Love,” plus an award winning collaboration with Beyoncé and Blue Ivy on “Brown Skin Girl” from The Lion King: The Gift, Wizkid continues to be omnipresent across multiple endeavors. Last October, Wizkid relaunched his indoor Starboy Fest, which sold out the o2 Arena for the second year in a row and included new territories in Europe (Manchester & Paris), and this May he refocused his energy on his Starboy Entertainment imprint in Africa by executive producing the “Afro Series,” the debut EP from Terri, the youngest artist on the roster.

John DeNicola Shares Video for Iconic Classic “Hungry Eyes”

“Filled with swirling synths and sparkling guitars, the track is of course recognizable but is also structured slightly different than the original, making it perfect for people who only associate it with Dirty Dancing to maybe take another listen and hear its curious complexities in a whole new light.” – Beats Per Minute

John DeNicola explores emotional connection during quarantine in video for adaptation of “Hungry Eyes” (BPM Premiere)


The anthemic track sees NOTD’s iridescent synths wrap around Nina’s intimate vocals. Bringing the moment to life, she makes dancefloor confessions including “I don’t drink to forget you; I drink to have fun. Tonight, imma let go and kiss someone.” The guitar and glossy synth-driven beat highlights NOTD’s unparalleled ability to gracefully integrate pop prowess and big room grooves into a tearfully transcendent record. Look out for the arrival of the music video very soon!

machinegum (Fab Moretti) Share ‘Conduit’ LP, Out Now via Frenchkiss Records

machinegum have released their highly-anticipated debut LP Conduit via Frenchkiss records. machinegum is an artist collective & experiment, compromised of Fab Moretti, Ian Devaney, Martin Bonventre and an evolving community of collaborators & contributors. In the hope of promoting inclusion and propagating further art in its name, all pieces integrate an element of response or interaction from the individuals witnessing it.

Grammy-nominated artist JRM debuts video for “America”

Grammy-nominated songwriter and singer JRM’s video for his debut single, “America,” is out now. The video, which premiered yesterday on Brightest Young Things, uses striking animated visuals to depict the experience of being a Black man in America. “This video captures a lot of the ideas and thoughts going through my head while writing the lyrics. This particular visual, complements the very essence of America,” notes JRM.


SHEZMU: Invisible Oranges streams Montréal black/death/doom act’s new track

Canadian fierce doomy black/death mongers Shezmu’s debut album, À Travers Les Lambeaux, draws near to its release date. The album releases on July 29th under the flag of Krucyator Productions.

Invisible Oranges is exclusively streaming the final track “Lex Talionis” from the Montréal trio’s upcoming full-length.

SONS OF SILVER Release Politically Charged Video For “Rude Awakenings”

Los Angeles alternative rock group SONS OF SILVER today (July 17) released “Rude Awakenings,” a new video from their DOOMSDAY NOISES EP. The propaganda art clip captures sentiments that reflect the current state of the world with political imagery alongside the song’s strong lyrics.