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The studio version of “I’m Leaving” has over 10M+ official video views and is featured on Rileyy’s debut EP Beautiful Mistakes, which was released in May.

The Strokes debut new “Ode To The Mets” video

Loosely inspired by a conversation Fu had with vocalist Julian Casablancas about the intro to the television show “Cheers,” the new video is an animated journey through eight distinct chapters—from the prehistoric era, to an abandoned gym, to an underwater New York City—with each chapter executed by different animators curated by Fu. Fu added subtle hints of The Mets’ colors throughout the video and a few Easter eggs as a nod to the song’s overarching themes of hope and promise, such as a banner that reads “Class of ‘69” (the year The Mets won the World Series over the Baltimore Orioles) and an early photo of the band from guitarist Nick Valensi’s private collection that can be seen in the background. “Yet when you see them in the context of the past without people there, it takes on a more nostalgic, bittersweet feeling,” Fu says.


As a natural emcee who brings a crackling energy and wide-range of influences to his music, T9ine combines his laid back rhymes with soulful beats. Today, the Tampa native confidently shares a new heartfelt ballad about his tragedies and triumphs in latest track “Stories”. Directed by DrewFilmedIt, the video shows T9ine’s side of the trenches and finding happiness through the struggle while enjoying life and joyriding with friends.

Suburban Living Share New Single “Dirt”

Philadelphia-based dream pop band Suburban Living are back with a new track, “Dirt,” the 4th single off their upcoming album, How to Be Human. Wesley Bunch was inspired by the Disintegration era of The Cure’s legacy and the bands that followed suit to build upon that sound, and “Dirt” represents the lighter side of that era, leaning into a more mainstream dream pop feel. How to Be Human is due out 8/28 Via Egghunt.

Acclaimed Indie/Avant-Garde/Dance Trio Ghost Tense Release New Single “Gone”

Ghost Tense is a figurative voice: an aesthetic. There are guitars and synths that arpeggiate. They shimmer and swagger and howl. It’s intentional music that’s free at its heart , a spacious vessel built to harness hearts and leave room to project and protect. Project , and protect, what might come up for you while listening. It’s the sound of seance.


Having spent the past months gaining widescale acclaim on the back of his stellar debut album LEMONS, Nick Leng today reveals the last page of this chapter with a visually stunning Lazarus Dance directed video for In A Book ( Back To Me).

The KickDrums Release New Project, ‘Blurred Colors’

Since relocating from Brooklyn to Spain in 2018, Fitts has experienced a creative renaissance, resulting in some of the strongest material of his career. While his location doesn’t necessarily resonate in any overt ways on the new music, being freed from the pressures of New York City has opened up new channels of creativity for Fitts. The new album shows off a fresh blend of the best aspects of The KickDrums catalog with new twists that are sure to keep his fanbase happy while exciting new listeners who may be discovering his music for the first time. Blurred Colors serves as the perfect vessel to introduce this latest step in The KickDrums’ artistic journey.

Flawes Release ‘Highlights (Bonus Tracks)’ EP via Red Bull Records

Flawes have announced the release of a collection of three previously unheard bonus tracks, which were recorded during the sessions for their debut album, Highlights, out now via Red Bull Records.

Far from falling quiet during the global lockdown, the British trio spent the last three months gaining new fans around the world. The band launched their own immensely popular Isolation Sessions series on YouTube, as well as performing livestream sessions for the likes of Red Bull Records’ inaugural Virtual Festival, Levi’s 501 Sessions and COVAID Africa Live.


Today, 20-year-old rising Mobile, Alabama rapper, Flo Milli releases her debut mixtape, Ho, why is you here ? Via ’94 Sounds/RCA Records. She also shares today the visual for her latest release, the SWV sampling “Weak.”

On the release of the mixtape, Flo explains: “This project is introducing a revamped newer me. A newer version of myself that I’m still discovering. This phase of me comes with an ego and an attitude. This is setting the tone for what I have to come in the future, I want everyone to feel the energy I’m coming with.”

John Legend Releases “Bigger Love” Remix With Mau y Ricky

Latin music duo sensations MAU Y RICKY will be included on a new remix of GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum artist JOHN LEGEND’s hit song “Bigger Love,” out on Friday, July 24. The brothers, singers, and songwriters add Spanish-language verses to Legend’s song to help extend the global reach of his empowering message.


After introducing his first musical offering of 2020 with “Far Rockaway,” which was originally seen on an episode of the award-winning HBOâ series Insecure, Brooklyn-based artist KAMAUU has arrived with his newest single “BOA.” The single has also arrived with a companion visual available now. This is “a song about the preservation and cultivation of the black family & community,” explains KAMAUU.

Alt Rock Artist, Rob Clores of SPLIT SECOND MELTDOWN, Releases Self Titled EP Today!

Split Second Meltdown is the brainchild of NYC based keyboardist and composer, Rob Clores, who has spent the better part of his career performing and recording with a host of well known artists including Jesse Malin (D-Generation), The Black Crowes, Colin Hay (Men at Work) and Alejandro Escovedo, among many others.

Oakland band Body Double shares debut single “The Floating Hand” & announces debut LP on Zum

“”The Floating Hand” is generally about competition, and your options for reacting to it. I grew up in a few different countries because my dad was a Marine, and each move felt interplanetary: the language changed, what was good and bad changed, even the bugs crawling on the ground changed. I felt at odds with conservative military culture and run-of-the-mill high school viciousness, and fantasized about one day finding a safe haven in punk and underground music. It turns out that even amongst weirdos you’ll still see people undercut each other, and you might be a maladjusted alien regardless of scenery. I wrote this song about a musician I thought was particularly nasty, and it ended up being about myself, which is what happens whenever I try to write a dis track.” -Candace Lazarou

NEW RELEASE: Critically Acclaimed Artist- Ulises Hadjis “Gente/Salvajes” Double Single OUT NOW

Venezuelan alternative pop artist and multi-instrumentalist Ulises Hadjis has just released his latest double single, “Gente/Salvajes.” Comprised of two beautifully emotional tracks, the double single is available now on digital streaming services (on Cosmica Artists). Listen to “Gente/Salvajes” HERE.

Savannah Conley Shares “Never Want To Be In Love” Acoustic Video

Today, singer-songwriter Savannah Conley is presenting an acoustic rendition of her latest single, “Never Want To Be In Love.” Stripping the euphoric track down to just guitar and vocals, the “Never Want To Be In Love” acoustic video is raw and intimate, allowing Conley’s rich, crystalline vocals to take centerstage.

OUT NOW – Joel Christian’s “Alluring & Bewitching” Debut Dark-Pop Album

The LA electro-pop artist is emerging as the LGBTQ community’s next artist to watch as his fresh breed of pop identity has spread to fans in over 40 different countries. Dark Magic provides a glimpse into the mind of Joel Christian over the last few years as he has evolved and embraced himself in an authentic and empowering way, despite the demons he has carried.

U.N.S.I.N – new single and video clip “Blink”

U.N.S.I.N. are an alternative metal band from Greece which first came on the scene in 2009. Having been influenced from different music genres, they have formed a unique musical hybrid.

Mat Zo announces new album ‘Illusion Of Depth’

One of dance music’s most enigmatic figures returns home to Anjunabeats. GRAMMY-nominated producer Mat Zo is back with a brand new artist album set for release in October: ‘Illusion Of Depth’. At the age of 30, this is the London-born, L.A.-based producer’s third artist LP.

Berlin singer Finn Ronsdorf shares debut ‘Odes’ EP in full

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.

LA trio Smith Lyle & Moore find their voice with Dhani Harrison on debut single “Fate”

Smith Lyle & Moore is an LA-based trio comprised of touring musicians Andrew Smith, Tyler Lyle, and Jack Moore. Today, the group makes their debut with new single “Fate” featuring Dhani Harrison on backing vocals. This marks the first taste of their forthcoming debut EP I out September 18th, 2020. The music is as earnest and as powerful as the story of their inception.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Smith, Lyle & Moore Are Joined By Dhani Harrison for Folky New Song “Fate”

Rising Country Singer/Songwriter Reyna Roberts Releases Debut Single, “Stompin’ Grounds”

Rising Country singer/ songwriter Reyna Roberts is blazing a trail toward success with the release of her latest single, “Stompin’ Grounds.” This hard-hitting Alabama anthem is lively and energetic. The song invites fans to join Roberts as she gets wild and kicks up dust. She invites us to take a look at her southern roots. Reyna’s rare voice and universal lyrics remind us that we all have “Stompin’ Grounds,” and her song allows fans to remember their origins too. “Stompin’ Grounds” dares listeners to get rowdy, raise a little hell, and still find a way to church on Sunday. Roberts’ single propels her forward on a relentless rise to stardom. An exclusive lyric video premiered on Rolling Stone Country. The single is now available to download and stream on all digital platforms.

Reyna Roberts Is Claiming Her Spot on Your Country Hits Playlist

Video: King Von – “Why He Told”

With a fully developed sense of drama and serious attention to detail, King Von is the rap game’s foremost street storyteller. Processing his friend’s betrayal atop producer Chopsquad DJ’s emotional pianos, King Von shares “Why He Told,” his new video single. Delivering each line with a blend of anger, sadness, and disbelief, Von relays a story of a close friend who took a plea deal with the feds: “B*tch I woulda bonded you out/You coulda stayed at my house/We would’ve figured it out/You took the easiest route.”

Suit of Lights make stirring, genre-bending power pop

This week we’re sharing the second single from New Jersey’s Suit of Lights new album, Hide and Seek. The project is the songwriting outlet for Joe Darone, who’s past collaborators include Trevor Dunn of Mr. Bungle, Steve Pedulla of Thursday, and Jamie Egan of Catch 22 and Streetlight Manifesto. “Tug of War” is a kaleidoscopic blast of power pop and prog, all effortlessly blended under the guidance of Darone’s expert writing.

First Listen: Suit of Lights – Tug of War

Rising Bronx Rapper Justin Rarri Releases New EP “Youngest In Kharge” Today

Emerging Bronx-bred rapper, Justin Rarri shares his latest EP, Youngest In Kharge today on Interscope Records. Youngest In Kharge showcases Rarri’s diverse flows, catchy melodies and growing versatility. The EP features earlier released tracks including “STRONG ft Lil Poppa,” which now has over 2 million views on YouTube and “2 Seater,” went viral via social media and samples legendary bachata artist, Luis Vargas’ song “Loco de Amor.” The EP also includes brand new tracks such as “2nd Chances” and “Rill,” which both demonstrate his impressive wordplay dexterity at the forefront. The 11-track project includes collaborations with fellow New York rapper Smoove’L and rapidly rising artist, Stunna 4 Vegas.


Con solo 13 años de edad, Bryanne se esta dando a conocer en la música y posicionándose como una de las promesas del genero Urbano. Bryanne ha lanzado temas como “No Me Voy A Enamorar” y “Amistad”, pero con su tema “Unidos” que fue dedicado a la pandemia, plasmo un mensaje de amor y union, recibiendo apoyo impresionante de los medios. La revista Billboard la incluyo en su segmento de “Latin Songs Born During Coronavirus Quarantine”, y también en “Latin Teen Artists to Keep on Your Radar”. Bryanne también fue escogida como la portada de Ooops! News, este mes de julio.


Recorded during the same session as their acclaimed debut LP, Lonely Soul, “I Ain’t Got You” gets at the core of what GA-20 is about: raw, traditional blues. GA-20 pays homage to Jimmy Reed with their version of this timeless blues track.

Bombay Bicycle Club Release “Two Lives” EP

Bombay Bicycle Club are pleased to share their brand new acoustic reworkings EP, Two Lives. The EP is available to stream or buy now, with the final track, a reworking of recent single ‘Is It Real’ also now streaming.

The EP pulls together a handful of new takes of tracks from the band’s acclaimed recent album “Everything Else Has Gone Wrong”, and a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s classic tune of the EP’s title.

C.SHIROCK – “Come Summer”

C. SHIROCK is Chuck Shirock – founder, frontman and primary writer for internationally acclaimed band, SHIROCK. The new music from C. SHIROCK is an evolution and a distillation of his previous work, cutting to the core of his identity, with a power and clarity not heard before. Blending anthemic choruses, musical builds and releases with heartfelt and personal lyrics, the new music from C. SHIROCK delivers a vulnerability, urgency and an aching vocal that is uniquely his own. Driving rhythms and bass are anchors to the soaring melodies, layers of keyboards, and programming that call to mind the emotive, intelligent pop music of artists such as Peter Gabriel and David Bowie.

Movements announce new album “No Good Left To Give”

The Southern California quartet — Patrick Miranda [vocals], Ira George [guitar], Spencer York [drums], and Austin Cressey [bass] — has also shared the visually stunning animated video for the first single “Don’t Give Up Your Ghost.”

Shoreline Mafia & Wiz Khalifa Flip Montell Jordan for “How We Do It”

Shoreline Mafia are leaders of the new L.A. rap renaissance, but sometimes they like to flip the track and bring the old school back. Adapting a party rap classic to fit their illicit lifestyle, Shoreline Mafia shares “How We Do It,” a re-imagining of the Montell Jordan #1 hit “This Is How We Do It.” Bringing back the smooth piano and insistent horns that define the original, the new production by LowTheGreat adds thump to the rhythm section, using 808s and rattling hi-hats to bring the beat into 2020. The new song is a showcase for Fenix Flexin, who interpolates the original hook and trades verses with an energetic Wiz Khalifa. “How We Do It” is the latest in a line of fiery pre-release singles from Mafia Bidness, Shoreline Mafia’s official debut album, out July 31st via Atlantic Records.