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Healy Releases New Track and Music Video For “Second Wind” Today

Memphis based singer/songwriter/producer Healy releases his latest track and music video, “Second Wind” today (watch here). The track was the first song to be created and recorded during a two-week writing trip to Joshua Tree National Park.

(HED) P.E. Release New Single “First Blood” from Upcoming Album, “Class of 2020”

“I wanted it to sound like the best garage band ever,” explains frontman Jared Gomes. “Like you went to your friend’s band practice and were totally blown away. This track kicks off the record and I can’t wait to open the show with it at a club near you. It will fuckin’ shred. One guitar, one bass, one riddim, one mic. Definitely some ’70s punk rock influence. The Clash and Minor Threat were on my mind a lot. The pendulum swung and whereas the last album was futuristic, this one is bare bones. These tracks will translate in the club. Straight up non-apologetic ‘merican rock and roll.”

Berlin singer Finn Ronsdorf shares stunning, intimate video for “First Time”

Berlin – a city celebrated for it’s hyper-liberated queer culture and sexual hedonism – is the backdrop of 21-year-old Finn Ronsdorf. Raised in a small village in the Black Forest of Germany, he discovered early on that there must be more than a dictated path through life and that it can be found only within oneself. Looking for more than the casual encounters that define so many in the city, Finn’s songs question the concept of a love based on jealousy and possession.

AZRA Unveils New Single & Lyric Video for “Hell & Back”

“‘Hell & Back’ is an uplifting pop anthem about celebrating life and the hardships we have to go through in order to become a better and stronger person. With a catchy electro-beat surrounding it, it’s sure to be the next big hit!” -Celeb Mix

PREMIERE: AZRA drops uplifting pop anthem “Hell and Back”

Jordan Lehning Releases “The Quarry Song” – New Track Co-Written With Erin Rae and Ian Fitchuk

Today, Jordan Lehning shares “The Quarry Song,” the latest track off his stunning new album – Little Idols, out August 7. The Nashville-based producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist has assembled Little Idols in the style of a short film, depicting the fictional story of an affair that unfolds over the course of nine songs. Co-written by Lehning, Erin Rae and Ian Fitchuk, the compunctious new track represents the start of the final act, with a longing melody and bright, infectious instrumentals illustrating the complicated feelings of remorse as the affair nears its end and the characters meet for the last time.

Interview: Nashville’s Jordan Lehning on Poignant “The Quarry Song” & Concept Album ‘Little Idols’

French thrash/groove metallers Divine Side digitally shared new album ‘!! System Failure !!’ on YouTube

A few days after the official digital release of their new record ‘!! System Failure !!’, French thrash/groove metallers Divine Side just shared the whole effort for full-streaming on the Rare Metal Albums YouTube Channel.

The Coronas (the band, not the virus) new album “True Love Waits” Out July 31

The Coronas’ 13-year journey has definitely been unique. With multi-platinum-selling albums and a huge fan base in their native Ireland, the popular band has had to deal with an unusual problem: sharing a name with the virus that has put so many lives on hold. While their entire 2020 game plan for the release of their 6th album and a world tour in support of it has been totally upended, they are now forging ahead with the release of TRUE LOVE WAITS, their first new album since the Irish chart-topping TRUST THE WIRE in 2017, now set worldwide release on July 31 via the band’s imprint SoFarSoGood Records, distributed by Blix Street Records.

LAYLA KAYLIF – New album: ‘Lovers Don’t Meet’ out 7 August

Inspired by the 13th Century Persian poet Rumi, “Lovers Don’t Meet” is a spiritual and soul-searching track with a radiant Americana sound representative of her upcoming record. For its official video, the London-based singer-songwriter and filmmaker pairs the track with elegant visuals with overarching themes of pilgrimage.

Venus Furs drops new video for ‘Chaos and Confusion’ out today

Venus Furs is the moniker of Montreal’s Paul Kasner, a multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer. In preceding years the act has taken many forms, supporting the likes of The Horrors and The Twilight Sad as he worked on refining and determining exactly what Venus Furs was meant to be. Now, Kasner is on the verge of releasing Venus Furs, a rigorously crafted set of songs that voyage through sonic and mental terrain. The album is out now!

DEATHCAVE: BrooklynVegan Premieres “The Road” Featuring Dave Verellen Of Botch

A devouring fusion of thrash, psychedelic, stoner, and doom elements with lyrics based on personal stories reinterpreted in the realm of mythological tales, DEATHCAVE’s Smoking Mountain revolves around the concept of inevitable death and decay of not only humans, but nature as well. “Just south of Seattle, the Klickitats called Mount St. Helens ‘Louwala-Clough,’ while the Cowlitz tribes called it ‘Lavelatla,'” elaborates bassist/vocalist Freiburger. “These two terms had the exact same meaning: ‘Smoking Mountain.’ This idea is what cemented the name and general theme of the record.”


Pop-music-agitator Dorian Electra (pronouns: they/them/theirs) has reemerged to share a new song and video. “Give Great Thanks,” an atypical love song describing the pleasures of submitting yourself to objectification, is a distorted and deconstructed 80’s-pop-influenced ballad written by Dorian Electra with production from Socialchair, umru and Clarence Clarity.

Bastien Keb announces ode to giallo & French New Wave with ‘The Killing of Eugene Peeps’ LP out 10/9

An ode to Giallo, 70’s crime flicks and French new wave cinema; Bastien Keb’s third album ‘The Killing of Eugene Peeps’ is an imagined score of downbeat anti-ballads, cinematic instrumentals, psychedelic-folk and warped soliloquies. Set for an October 9th release via Gearbox Records, the album was oiginally made in three parts: film score, soundtrack and incidental music; the record develops in a dream like state, a narrator periodically guiding the listener between songs of longing and regret – “I always wanted more, I always hoped there was more”.


“‘9 Times Out of 10’ is about putting yourself out there,” lead singer James Priestner shares, “not just creating a bucket list or pipe dream, but actually going after your lofty goals and reaching them. Anyone can do anything they want to, but it requires putting yourself out there and taking chances. This is a rally call to our fans, that you can be who you want to be if you just believe in yourself and are willing to take risks, like a true Rare American would.”


Released March 2019, Lil Skies debut album Shelby made an explosive debut at #5 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 – Lil Skies’ second consecutive top 10 release following his RIAA Certified Platinum 2018 breakthrough, Life Of A Dark Rose. Named for the Waynesboro, PA-based rapper’s mom, Shelby is highlighted by the RIAA Certified Platinum hit, “i,” which boasts over 350 million global streams.

Pat DiMeo – “Somebody New”

“Somebody New” is a personal song for me. It’s about both the confusion and questions one asks themselves when someone they once loved has moved on – you’re wondering if they’re still thinking of you.

Exclusive Premiere: Stream Pat DiMeo’s New Single “Somebody New”

New Andy Shauf single (ANTI-)

This week Shauf has released a new single “Judy”. The track is taken from the same recording session as his recent solo record “The Neon Skyline”, which came out earlier this year via ANTI-, and will also be accompanied by a b-side called “Jeremy’s Wedding”. I was just wondering if you might be up for covering the news?

Be Well debut blistering single “Morning Light” from new LP

The relative newcomers formed from hardcore and metal veterans, Be Well, premiered their blistering new single “Morning Light” this week with an accompanying lyric video via an interview with Loudwire. Clocking in just under the 2-minute mark, “Morning Light” reflects on past failures and the urge to feel truly alive tying into the album’s deeply personal themes of anxiety, depression, and moving forward for your loved ones. The fervid new track follows the first single and intensely emotional album closer, “Confessional”, taken from Be Well’s debut full-length album, The Weight and The Cost, due out on August 21st via Equal Vision Records and End Hits Records (EU/UK).

New > Duval Timothy > shares video for “Fall Again”

Duval Timothy releases his new single Fall Again ft. Lil Silva & Melanie Faye today and announces his new album Help, to be release on August 7th, available to pre-order on a double LP and pre-save on all DSP’S.

Retro Color Premiere New Video For “Free” Today with HollywoodLife

Pop-rock duo Retro Color is excited to share a new video for “Free” premiering today via HollywoodLife. The track is taking from their debut album Arcadian, out now via Hitman Records. Fans can check out the video and single described by HollywoodLife as “an energizing anthem that could raise even the most downtrodden of spirits” now –

Retro Color Take Their Pop-Rock Act On The Road — Literally — In ‘Free’ Video: It’s About ‘Expressing Yourself’

Mike McClure’s ‘Looking Up’ Soundtracks Renewal

McClure got his start playing at The Farm in Stillwater, Okla., with artists including Bob Childers, Tom Skinner, Steve Ripley, and Jimmy LaFave, and later was a founding member of legendary Red Dirt band, The Great Divide. He has produced albums for the Turnpike Troubadours, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, and many others. McClure has spent two decades as a touring musician and released nine albums of his own, working closely with Joe Hardy, the famed ZZ Top producer and engineer, in the decade before Hardy’s death in 2019.

Song Premiere: Mike McClure Looks to the Skies on ‘Orion’

J.D. King former bandmate of Pete Yorn in The Olms shares new album, ‘Moon Gardens’

Moon Gardens is described as a “three year experiment to find the highest level analog sonics, totally original songwriting methods and the most fulfilling creative experience using only biological electromagnetic vibration.” King brought together some of the top musicians in the city to perform with 4-track tape machines, utilizing his collection of extremely high-quality vintage microphones and gear. The album was mixed entirely on a beautiful custom built tube console at his home studio in the Hollywood Hills and delivered to the listener at the highest professional quality. The result is an artistic and original album lovingly written, performed and produced by King.

Venus Furs Shares “Chaos and Confusion” Video

Venus Furs, the moniker of Montreal’s Paul Kasner, has shared the latest video for single, “Chaos and Confusion” off of his self-titled LP. The video was premiered exclusively with Indie88, praising, “The gritty track revolves around powerful guitar lines beneath silky vocals. The accompanying clip fits the track perfectly, as layered shots of Kasner making his way through stark landscapes flash across the screen.”