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Wye Oak’s “Spitting Image” premieres ahead of Friday’s No Horizon EP release

Out this Friday is Wye Oak’s No Horizon EP, a new collection of songs written for and featuring contributions from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, a renowned ensemble which also counts David Byrne and The National as collaborators. Earlier today, the A.V. Club premiered No Horizon’s final pre-release single “Spitting Image,” describing it as “a lovely and thrilling piece, slowly building from incidental sounds to a billowing swirl of harmonies, the aural equivalent of a sunrise”. Listen now.

Yves Jarvis Announces New Album ‘Sundry Rock Song Stock’ (Out 9/25)

What does it mean to earn a fortune? I’ve demonized people who can’t empathize and can’t reciprocate, because that’s how it feels. I’m just playing a role there. On the other side, everybody is pandering for props, even the good ones. That disgusts me, but I don’t want to criticize it in the real world. I just want to criticize it in a song. I see people going back and forth arguing and it seems like a nightmare to me. You have to listen to my music if you want to know what I think about anything. – Yves Jarvis

REALIZE To Release Second Full-Length Machine Violence September 25th Via Relapse Records

Arizona’s REALIZE channels Godflesh, Nailbomb, and Meathook Seed with their sophomore full-length, Machine Violence, assembling an abrasive and hyper-aggressive take on industrial metal. The band, featuring Kyle Kennedy (Sex Prisoner), Matt Underwood (Sex Prisoner), and Matt Mutterperl (North, Languish), amalgamates crushing metal riffs with driving, yet often unorthodox industrial rhythms and dissonant noise.

Selci Unleashes New EP ‘A SOFT PLACE’

A SOFT PLACE, the blissful new EP from alt-pop act Selci, is out today. Created in collaboration with Kevin Choo (aka Catfish the Wizard), one of Selci’s main collaborators, along with keyboardist Timothonius and Vancouver-based beatsmith Neighbour, the EP offers an emotional balm to the outside world with dreamy atmospherics that conjure different manifestations of softness and tranquility.

Exclusive Premiere: Hear A Soft Place the new EP from Calgary alternative dance-pop artist Selci

GFTD (iNTeLL + PXWER ) Release Video for “Legacy Drip”

2nd Generation Wu leader and 1/2 of the GFTD duo, iNTeLL, wants you to know that his Drip has always been rooted in his Legacy. On his latest offering appropriately titled “Legacy Drip” [produced by Squeegie O] and distributed by Tommy Boy Records, iNTeLL reminds his world audience that lyrics are more important than flashiness when trying to build and maintain an everlasting legacy like the one Wu-Tang has provided to not only the rap game but for global culture as a whole.

Lera Lynn To Release Career-Defining Breakthrough Album ON MY OWN October 23, 2020

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Lera Lynn is back with On My Own, out October 23 (Ruby Range Records/Ingrooves), the follow up to her 2018 critically acclaimed duets album Plays Well With Others (Single Lock). With this record, Lynn has taken the reins and emerged with a fully realized breakthrough: Lynn wrote, sang, produced and recorded On My Own alone. “I think there is something special about a singular vision,” Lynn says. She pauses, then adds, “I guess I just wanted to hear what my own imagination sounded like.”

Son Lux announce three-album project ‘Tomorrows,’ share new song

“Plans We Made” marks the first single from TOMORROWS, an ambitious, three-volume album set to unfurl over the coming year; TOMORROWS I, the cycle’s masterful first chapter, arrives everywhere via City Slang on Friday, August 14. The track – which features guest vocals from acclaimed singer-songwriter Kadhja Bonet – immediately establishes TOMORROWS’ reverberant approach, its clock-like pulsebeat, sharp stabs, and lashing string sounds expertly conveying the band’s lyrical struggles with inevitability, the arc of time, and the fragility of our best intentions.

Kathleen Edwards’ “Fool’s Ride” debuts today

The song is the latest unveiled from Edwards’ highly anticipated new album, Total Freedom, which will be released August 14 on Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) and marks her long-awaited return to music. Already receiving widespread attention, Edwards was recently the subject of an exclusive, in-depth profile at Rolling Stone, who praises, “Total Freedom is the result of profound self-reflection from Edwards, who’s reached a place where her past trials, false starts, and wrong turns have begun to feel less like a burden and more like a blessing.”

Kathleen Edwards Left Behind Roots-Music Stardom to Sell Coffee. Now She’s Back

CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX Unveils New Album Details, Shares New Single

Dark Progressive rock outfit CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX will be releasing the full-length ‘Ellengæst’ on October 9 via Season of Mist! The band has shared the emotional first single, “Cry of Love,” which features guest vocals from Ryan Michael Patterson (FOTOCRIME, ex-COLISEUM.) The song is available along with an official music video, which is created by Guilherme Henriques.

Lauv Releases Intimate Video For “Love Somebody”

Today, Lauv releases the video for “Love Somebody,” a track off of his surprise Without You EP released last month. Since its release, “Love Somebody” has surpassed over 15 million streams. The intimate video was directed by Hunter Lyon (blackbear, Whethan) and premiered on MTV Live and mtvU.

ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF Presents Solo Instrumental Pipe Organ Album All Thoughts Fly

“Sacro Bosco” is the starting point for ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF’s new album All Thoughts Fly, incoming on Southern Lord on September 25th. Here, in solo instrumental mode, the entire record consists of just one instrument, the pipe organ, and represents absolute liberation of the imagination. All Thoughts Fly radiates a melancholic beauty and is distinguished by fluid transitions of contrasting elements; calmness and drama, harmony and dissonance, much like the place that inspires the music.

Jersey City Rock Heroes THE MILWAUKEES Releasing Sixth Studio Album The Calling On August 21

Jersey City, NJ indie rock act THE MILWAUKEES have announced the release of their forthcoming sixth album The Calling on August 21, 2020 via Mint 400. This is the band’s first new music since 2011 and the lead single and video to “No Way Out” was released prior on June 26, 2020. “The Calling is a collection of songs about the struggles and conflicts in life no one tells you about,” says singer/guitarist/songwriter Dylan Clark. “You can’t learn it in school so sometimes you need a record to let you in.”

Island Reggae Artist Kolohe Kai Announces New Single “Catching Lightning” Out Today

Pacific Reggae Star Kolohe Kai delivers a feel good reggae vibe with a mix of pop influences. Kolohe Kai newest single “Catching Lightning” is out today and available here, and everywhere you stream music! This bright reggae-infused R&B ditty is the first single from Kolohe Kai’s forthcoming EP.

Monograms Share “Lines” Single

Brooklyn “nuke wave” project Monograms share “Lines” (featuring Kat E.), the final single to be released ahead of their upcoming album,Only A Ceiling Can Stay Inside Forever, out this Friday via PaperCup Music.

Sounds x Premiere: Monograms // Lines

“LIGHTS” – Single/Video Released From Burden of the Sky

Here at The Label Group, we are working closely with the team for Burden of the Sky’s latest release “Lights” a familiar dance-pop tune by Ellie Goulding that Burden of the Sky has taken and added phenomenal layering of rock, pop and emo’sck edges and created a fireball of epicness that lift this single up and above the original levels. Don’t take our word for it though – listen yourself!

Tove Lo Releases New Video For ‘Mateo.’

Today, GRAMMY® Award nominated, multi-platinum-selling artist Tove Lo releases the highly anticipated video for “Mateo,” a clear fan-favorite off her critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Sunshine Kitty. Filmed in while in quarantine and edited by Garrett Guidera, the video features nearly 1,000 of Tove’s fans from all over the world, each one dressed to the nines in every color of the rainbow, showcasing their unique personalities– a true testament to the dedication and passion of her loyal fanbase.

Tove Lo Releases New Video For ‘Mateo.’ Performs on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

INVIDIA Unleashes Impactful Lyric Video for Single “The Other Side” (Feat. Aaron Nordstrom of Gemini Syndrome) Vocalizing Current Civil Unrest

Las Vegas heavy metal band Invidia have released their impactful lyric video for single “The Other Side.” The song features guest vocalist Aaron Nordstrom of Gemini Syndrome.

“With everything that has gone on with recent events, I feel this song has even a stronger meaning than the day I wrote it, love prevails” says Travis Johnson.

Liela Moss Shares New Track “Turn Your Back Around”

Of the track Moss says: “As its almost game over for the planet, I’m enjoying one filthy upbeat downhearted close-your-eyes-and-dance by-yourself pop song and offering it as a parting gift to Mother Earth. It’s a lament, at an urgent bpm.”

Plague Vendor Share “Night Sweats” Music Video

Southern California’s Plague Vendor have released the music video for “Night Sweats,” off their latest John Congleton (St Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Chelsea Wolfe) produced release By Night. The sophomore release from the band perfectly captures the feeling of ruin and regeneration, of charisma and catastrophe and of slashing at-the-night with nothing but pure electricity.


Plague Vendor share new video for “Night Sweats”

Southern California’s Plague Vendor have released the music video for “Night Sweats,” off their latest John Congleton (St Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Chelsea Wolfe) produced release By Night. The sophomore release from the band perfectly captures the feeling of ruin and regeneration, of charisma and catastrophe and of slashing at-the-night with nothing but pure electricity.

Olivia Lunny – “Hold Me” is AVAILABLE NOW

When I go to write a song, I instinctually pick up an acoustic guitar. “Hold Me” however, came to life when I sat down and revisited the piano after quite some time.

NYC indie rock vocalist Cat Dail assembles Grammy winning band for new song “Red Pill”

NYC based vocalist and songwriter Cat Dail hasn’t let the doldrums of 2020 slow her down. In fact, she’s released some of her best work yet with new single “Red Pill” – an indie rock punch in the gut with a timely and important message. Produced by Clark Gayton (Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen), this star studded track is a sonic delight, evoking a 90’s alternative indie rock vibe mixed with a radio friendly rock-pop style that highlights the strengths of the incredible lineup of musicians on the song. Cat’s vocal performance is soaring, spirited and inspirational – driving home a message of hope and awareness in a world awash in racism and misogyny.

Stream “May Have (Misunderstood),” the New Single by May Have

Unlike any other May Have song to date, “May Have (Misunderstood)” is a duet. The two voices, almost doubled the whole way through, seem to sing to one another suggesting something like ‘in it together’ or ‘I hear you’ or even ‘me too, I’ve done that.’ The sustained keyboards at the very beginning offer a kind of calm after a storm’ mood. They seem to hold you throughout “May Have (Misunderstood)” in a soft and safe place while you attempt to open up a difficult conversation.

The Alex Leach Band releases video for “Take The Long Way Home”

Simultaneously thoughtful and jaunty, melodic and philosophical, “Take The Long Way Home” (produced by Jim Lauderdale) was, fittingly enough, born on a drive — in this case, by Leach’s wife and bandmate Miranda. “The tune came to me while I was taking a long drive back home to clear my mind,” she recalls. “I was aiming to get some things out of my head and this song popped in instead. By the time I’d gotten home from a 25 minute drive, the chorus had been written.”

Wilmette Announce New Self-Titled EP

Illinois-based pop-punk band Wilmette is debuting a new music video for the new song “A D D E R A L L,” the first single off the band’s just-announced self-titled EP, out September 25 on Mutant League Records.

ASHS – “My Ex” is streaming everywhere now

For most people, time heals all wounds. For me, songwriting does. Gone are the days where I would sit and write sad songs about how he broke my heart. Turns out, life went on and I’m fine :)

Arsun Shares “Lay Me Down” Via American Songwriter

New York-based artist Arsun has shared “Lay Me Down” the first single since 2019’s “Dead Sixty-Six.” The track was premiered exclusively via American Songwriter praising, “Horns and organ add a haunting texture to Arsun’s vocals as they pierce through lyrics he says, were inspired by 16th and 17th century poetry.”

Arsun Travels to Another Time and Place on “Lay Me Down”

Prince William$ Aka P-Will “Survival ” New Single!