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wifisfuneral and Coi Leray Duet on the Immersive “Lost In Time”

Ever pushing the bounds of his artistry, wifisfuneral shows something new with every project. On his new single “Lost In Time,” wifi leaves behind the insular, cerebral rhymes of his past in favor of a sleek, melodic sound. Flexing his vocal muscles atop subsonic bass and futuristic electric keys, evoking the lo-fi pop of mysterious singer Jai Paul, wifisfuneral and guest vocalist Coi Leray try to escape a vicious cycle of breaking up and making up, determined not to waste their youth on a relationship that can’t be fixed. “Lost In Time” is the latest release from PAIN?, wifi’s upcoming project, following the romantic “End Of Story” single (215k+ Spotify streams).


Today, Motown Records rising star Tiana Major9 announced an August 7th release date for label debut EP, AT SIXES AND SEVENS. The full track list for the anticipated forthcoming project is listed below. TianaMajor9 also released the first episode of her new autobiographical 4-part miniseries, BEHIND AT THE SIXES AND SEVENS.The series explores the evolution of Tiana and each episode melodically chronicles the expansion of her sound, artistry, perspective and journey to her signing with Motown Records through her music and lyrics.

Cambatta “LSD” New Album Release

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), is a hallucinogenic chemical compound, first synthesized in 1938. Upon its introduction into popular culture in the 1960’s it quickly shifted not only the mind of the artist but also the person experiencing the art.

Caitlin Pasko Shares Redemptive New Single “To The Leaves”

Caitlin Pasko–the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, piano player, and weaver of dreamy, elegiac meditations–will release her new album Greenhouse on August 28 via Whatever’s Clever, and today she has shared “To The Leaves,” the song from which the album takes its name.

WATCH: JP Cooper unveils stunning video for ‘Too Close’

A New Single and Video from Slack Key Guitarist Makana: “Family” Available Now

Born on O’ahu, Hawai’i, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack key guitarist, singer, composer, and activist. He has been called “the greatest living player” by Esquire magazine; “a dynamic force” by The New York Times; “master of the Hawaiian slack-key guitar” by The Seattle Times. The prestigious National Geographic Society notes that he is “charting a new sonic frontier with deep ties to tradition.” Makana’s songs have been featured on 3 Grammy-nominated albums: “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol. 1 and 2” and the soundtrack for the Academy Award winning movie, “The Descendants”. Makana has spent his career using his music to support communities, schools, cultural education, recovery from global disasters, environmental awareness and health movements.

Alex Frew Update: new visualizer for debut single ‘Get Out Alive’

Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Frew announced his debut with his first release, “Get Out Alive.” The young crooner makes his presence loud and clear by showcasing his ability to make each listener relate to the emotions depicted on each verse through his crafted lyricism. Feelings on love lost, emotions still being processed and the uncertainty that comes with navigating each desire, backed by soothing and captivating vocals – Alex Frew’s first release begs you to feel.

Vienna based project Mynskh set release date for their debut album

Vienna based metal project Mynskh sets September 18th 2020 as the international release date of their debut album – Chapter 01: Obliterating Perfection!

The album was originally recorded in 2017 but the band have decided to remix/remaster it and to re-record the bass-guitars.

Swiss post-hardcore/post-rock/metal collective Darius shared new music video “Cacassoulet”

A couple of weeks after the official of its two new efforts : a studio album called ‘Voir’ and a live recordings ‘Live @ Ebullition’ both released through Hummus Records, Swiss post-hardcore/heavy-post-rock/metal collective Darius just shared a brand new music video for the track “Cacassoulet” hosted by the Wherepostrockdweels YouTube Channel.

Seattle’s Glorybots Share Poignant Single “Suicide Hotline”

Out in the vastness of space, hurtling through billions of miles of unexplored emptiness, you can just make out the sounds of the intergalactic pop circuits of Glorybots. Or you could, if there was anybody out there to hear the swirling musical impulses of terrestrial noisemaker Jalal Andre, the architect behind Glorybots’ sci-fi landscapes and cosmic rock riffs. The Seattle-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been dismantling a legion of sounds for well over 20 years, spending a good deal of that time with Washington State indie rockers Echo Texture. And while he found a welcoming haven for his brisk riffs and emotionally driven lyricism within the band, there were times when his creativities led him down stranger and darker avenues of melodic abstraction.


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SHSTR Releases Dreamy New Noise Single “Secret Voice”

Hailed by EDM Sauce as an artist with the “potential to take the dance music scene by storm,” SHSTR is a boundaryless enigma changing the game with rich songs that tell fascinating stories alongside profound visual narratives. SHSTR has been supported by the likes of ARMNHMR, WHIPPED CREAM and Holly, and his glitched out tracks are the basis to an imaginative future dystopian world, dubbed the city of Drinis, which expands far beyond the music. Controlled by “The Drinis Union” and the “Avant-Garde,” SHSTR and his “Ghost Boy Society” are the world’s last hope. IRL, the Salt Lake City-based producer can often be found hanging out on Discord leaving bread crumbs and puzzles for fans who wish to uncover the secrets of the ever-evolving interactive experience. “Secret Voice” continues SHSTR’s unparalleled journey as he challenges what it means to be a producer in 2020.

Postpunk shoegazer stalwarts A Shoreline Dream release ‘Seek To Hide’

Progressive shoegaze postpunk outfit A Shoreline Dream present their ‘Seek To Hide’ single. This is the lead track from their long-awaited ‘Melting’ LP, to be released later this summer via Latenight Weeknight Records.

A Shoreline Dream is Ryan Policky (vocals, guitar, keys, bass, production) and Erik Jeffries (guitar, backing vocals) with Chase Dobson also playing keys on this album. Hailing from the circus birthing ground known as Barnum, Colorado, their sound combines lush melodic textures, organic instrumentation, and vocals layered like a synth, similar in vein to bands such as Ride, Dead Can Dance and Spiritualized – all mixed with a cavernous production style all their own.

Helvetia’s latest single “How Does It Feel” is out today

Jason Albertini says about the song: “I was wondering about my depression and how it seems a really unreasonable friend that always decides to go off at the worst times, and the strategies I would use if I had a chance to talk it out with this friend. But basically having these manipulations backfire on me.”


The video showcases bandmembers and husband/wife duo Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi running through the streets of a barren downtown Los Angeles. As the video progresses, the apocalyptic imagery of masked faces and closed businesses is offset by the waves of strangers and an overarching sense of hope and triumph.

The powerful visual was directed by Chris Blauvelt, who served as Cinematographer on Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s, and also directed the band’s recent music videos “Deleter” and “Youth.”

Liife and Mozzy Mean Mug in the “Traumatized” Video

Specializing in harrowing street narratives delivered over classic West Coast instrumentals, Liife is the next Compton rapper to make noise. Connecting with a kindred spirit, Liife shares “Traumatized,” a new video with Mozzy. The song is a harrowing examination of life on the streets, as Liife tells the story of an arson gone wrong and Mozzy rhymes about his troubled youth. In the video, premiered on ABOVE ALL, Liife and Mozzy mob in the streets with their crews, mean-mugging for the camera as they remain grateful that they no longer have to hustle to make ends meet.

Ceara Cavalieri – Entitled “I Wish”

Ceara Cavalieri is a 24 year old singer/songwriter from California. Having graduated from UCLA with a degree in Psychology, Cavalieri has since dedicated herself to pursuing music full time. Her love for music stems from the age of three, where she found her voice and wouldn’t stop singing. In her teenage years she took to songwriting as a way of expressing her thoughts and feelings when her shyness prevented. With four releases under her belt thus far, Cavalieri is carving out her own distinct sound of incredibly infectious and candidly relatable pop.

OVTLIER Premieres Official Music Video for “Who We Are”

“Who We Are” is about accepting the individuality of ourselves and others. Understanding that trauma, especially stemming back to childhood plays a vital role in the years to come of ones life. We all have things that shape and make us into who and what we are.”” says Arena.

Grizzly Coast shares new self-made “Lonely Planet” video!

Late last summer, Kavanaugh and her partner bought a Volvo, named it Ducky, and headed west. On their month-long trip, the couple spent time in Badlands National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Oregon, Washington, The Cowichan Valley, Tofino, Vancouver, Banff + more. The footage from this trip was used for the “Lonely Planet” video.

Skullwell – Track: Fantasy

Skullwell takes his unique beats on the Brasilian label HUB! His latest track brings an engaging vocal, a melodic piano base that creates a perfect atmosphere on the dancefloor: just close your eyes and let the FANTASY go away!

The Avett Brothers’ Charlotte Motor Speedway Show Sells Out Instantly

Due to overwhelming demand, The Avett Brothers’ first live show in six months has sold out instantly, with over 20,000 fans looking to buy tickets. The band announced their live drive-in concert at the legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway last week, and Charlotte Observer proclaimed, “if you’ve been missing live concerts by A-list musical acts, there’s hope on the horizon.” This special hometown show will celebrate the release of the three-time GRAMMY Award-nominees’ highly-anticipated new album The Third Gleam, out August 28 on American Recordings through Loma Vista Recordings, with the band playing the new music live for the first time on the speedway’s backstretch. Fans will experience the concert socially distanced, from their vehicles, with the stage broadcast on the speedway’s 16,000 square-foot television screen, one of the largest screens in the world.

Can a rapper with 2 degrees and working on an MBA break the wealth gap with rap and Black economics?

While 2020 has been rocky for some of us, not so for Atlanta based MC & Dope Coffee CEO Creative Mike The Rapper. Dope Coffee is the hot startup coffee brand taking the nation by storm in the wake of Black Lives Matter protest. After dropping the Black Jesus EP “Revolution for Black Lives”, Creative Mike hit the startup world by storm first winning the PG Shark Tank $7,500 Pitch Competition in Houston Texas on January 9th before the COVID-19 Pandemic ensued. Unrelenting, Creative Mike pressed ahead with Dope Coffee doing an impossible feat for founders of color, attracting outside capital.


Gentleman’s Dub Club return with a new music video and release of “Use Me,” a funky reggae-infused cover of the classic Bill Withers hit. The song features vocals from UK-reggae star Kiko Bun (who has worked with Loyle Carner, Shy Fx, Chase And Status, and Ticklah, among many others). The video premiering via Clash Music is a pitch-perfect take on Withers’ well-known live performance on the Old Grey Whistle Test from 1972.

REDEMPTOR: New Album From Polish Tech-Death Outfit To See Release Through Selfmadegod Records This Autumn

REDEMPTOR recently welcomed drummer Daniel Rutkowski (Hate) to the lineup as a full-time member of the band. Following a three-year gap since Arthaneum, the material being harnessed for the upcoming album is proving to be dense, disturbing, and rich with gloomy textures. Upon its completion, the new album will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats late this Autumn. Stay tuned for more details to be unveiled over the coming weeks.


The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) announced today a new date for its annual main event: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021

The new date is in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. With this new date, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) holds its pole position as the premier awards event of the year recognizing film music, in addition to other visual media, prior to Golden Globes, Grammys and Oscars. Historically, the HMMA nominees and winners are later reflected in mainstream award events shows that occur months later.

Past Hollywood Music in Media Award winners include, Hildur Guðnadóttir for JOKER, Ludwig Goransson for BLACK PANTHER, Alexandre Desplat for SHAPE OF WATER, Nicholas Britell for SUCCESSION, songs from LA LA LAND, A STAR IS BORN and more. The HMMA blue-ribbon judges consist of select journalists, along with Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy voters. With over 1000 submissions from around the world, HMMA nominees are chosen in specific genres of music for film, TV and video game including dramatic feature, sci-fi/ fantasy, documentary and animation.



SUPREME UNBEING, a mysterious rock/metal band led by vocalist/prophet Zac Red who “acts as the physical form of our collective consciousness”, has assembled his fellow prophets D. Vine, Unknown and Al Mytee to shed some light over our present existence through the medium of heavy riffs, mind-blowing solos, and philosophically intriguing lyrics.

Trade Secrets Entitled “IMMERSED”

After harkening backing to their dance roots with HAZE OF HEARTS for the final edition of the ELECTRONIC SAVIORS, TRADE SECRETS returns with THESE OTHER LIVES – a new multi-part musical series. Part One, a digital EP, is set for release July 10th, 2020 via Distortion Productions.

ALIVE ALONE Releases Animated Music Video for “Death in Pretty Flesh”

Chicago, IL based Alternative Heavy Rock Band ALIVE ALONE has released a poignant, animated video for “Death in Pretty Flesh,” off of their newly releases EP, Therapy! Mixed & Mastered by Dave Schiffman, Therapy showcases the band’s raw, gritty energy, merging metal and pop-punk aesthetics.

Psych-rock legends The Asteroid No.4 release ‘Swiss Mountain Myth’

California-based Philly-forged legends The Asteroid No.4 present their new single ‘Swiss Mountain Myth’. A standalone pillar of psychedelic rock and enticing new taste of what’s to come on the band’s new album ‘Northern Songs’ LP, this collection of tracks will be released in late summer via a partnership with UK-based Cardinal Fuzz Records and Portland’s Little Cloud Records.

The Fader Artist Shai Nowell Premieres New Track

Written and produced by Shai Nowell, this intimate track was brought about from a one night stand with a girl, catching more feelings than anticipated.

PNK FME gets deep in ‘Firing Rifle’

The release of ‘Firing Rifle’ on Wednesday 22 July, marks the only-escalating release schedule for Adelaide’s PNK FME. With his forthcoming debut EP, I’ve Never Been Me due for release on Wednesday 12 August, the South Australian creative is set to amp things into overdrive.