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Artist: LindsayMulder – Track: Fort Concho Caliche

Lindsay is a US Army veteran and a singer/songwriter and part-time producer. Her inspiration comes from the challenges that she was forced to overcome in her life. She hopes that, through her music, that she is able to make someone’s day a bit brighter. Life is a struggle and we are all in this together.

Artist: Hazard Track: Stuck in My Ways

Hazard is not your average rapper. He is a powerful lyricist that delivers his performances with explosive energy. When he steps up to the mic, he transforms and allows the music to flow from his soul. His audience can quickly connect to his unparalleled word play. His main purpose, as an artist, is to create music which provokes and moves you.

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.


Dead Swells share “Always Thinking Bout It,” the second single from their upcoming self-titled debut album, due out August 7th via Artist Formula Record Group. Glide premiered the track, praising how its “swirling colorful keyboards and well worn vocals provide a flashback flourish that is ridiculously retro yet undeniably current.” “Always Thinking Bout It” takes the shape of Paul Nedorestek (vocals, guitar, keys) asking himself questions about past relationships. The chorus echoing “it’s never over,” the track centers around how even if a failed relationship is finished, it never really feels over. While it’s easy to get pulled back into past problems, “you have to move on and tell yourself to get on with you life and not look back,” says Nedorestek.


Today, Capitol Records released “Woman,” Lola Young’s ode to women everywhere. The song – which received its first U.K. play on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show – is about female empowerment and also examines the struggles and hardships women face because of their gender and how society judges them based on entrenched stereotypical roles. Coming on the heels of the 19-year-old artist’s Renaissance EP, “Woman” is another beautiful performance from Young, with the nature of the song bringing out a side to her that has yet to be seen. Co-produced by GRAMMY winner Paul Epworth (Adele, Mumford & Sons) and manuka, “Woman” is available for download / streaming –


Jhené Aiko’s blockbuster album CHILOMBO re-asserts its claim to the title of R&B album of the year this week, as the deluxe addition powers the album to over 46,000 new units. CHILOMBO re-enters the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 at #6, and reclaims the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B albums chart.

Jackboy Marvels at How Far He’s Come in a Melodic New Single

Switching on a dime between crackling rhymes and earworm melodies, Jackboy throws his entire being into every song he creates. Coming through with an emotional new anthem, Jackboy shares “Lost Ties,” his latest music video. Produced by TNTxD, who layers somber pianos atop gently swung snares, “Lost Ties” finds the Sniper Gang rapper recounting the adversities he faced, his voice breaking as he sings about his troubled youth: “Ain’t no way, could I be fake/How I played the game so raw/When I was posted at the corner store, I ain’t think I’d make it this far.” In his next breath, Jack steels his nerves, switching back to a locked-in flow with feverish intensity: “But I did, b*tch, yeah I did.”

CHROME WAVES Completes Second Full-Length, Where We Live

CHROME WAVES was rebooted in 2018 when guitarist Jeff Wilson (ex-Nachtmystium, Wolvhammer, Abigail Williams) took the lead and reformulated the band’s sound, and began constructing the band’s first material since their 2012-released eponymous debut EP. Since its reformation, the act has been incredibly proactive, releasing their debut LP, A Grief Observed, just months after getting back together.

Renegade Connection share spaced out “Yellow Sub”

Renegade Connection is a collaboration between Gary Asquith (Renegade Soundwave, Rema-Rema) and Lee Curtis (Lee Curtis Connection). The self-titled debut release Renegade Connection is set for an August 28th release via The Sound of Sinners.

Seddy Hendrinx drops new visuals for “Emotional Pt 2” from new album Black Hearted Demon – BHD

“Emotional Pt 2” arrives as the newest visual off of Seddy’s new project Black Hearted Demon, which dropped weeks back. Produced by multi-platinum hitmakers Don Cannon, Cheeze Beatz, M16 and more, BHD features 6 melodic new tracks which Seddy Hendrinx eloquently describes as soulful, reality, street music. The Florida native paints a vivid lyrical soundscape with each song, effortlessly swerving between Hip Hop and R&B lanes. The trap sensibility of “We Got Em In” featuring OMB Peezy is equally matched with the introspective nature of “Pimpin Wit Nip,” an ode to West Coast pioneer Nipsey Hussle.BHD is an extension of Seddy Hendrinx’s previous releases where pain and growth were prominent themes. “Each project is a reflection of my artistic evolution,” proclaims Seddy. “I’m more in tune with myself now which means more honest lyrics that’ll make people understand my journey. This music evokes a lot of different emotions, you might even shed a tear after hearing certain songs.” BHD is available on all platforms.

Artist: M3lted Track: Battleground

M3lted is a singer/songwriter, electronic musician and producer known for his genre blending style, hard bass, dirty synth lines and signature contrasting vocals. In addition to creating his music, he has created an entire visual world to go along with it. Originally starting as an idea for a virtual reality video game, he developed the story and concept around it for over a year, creating a mysterious character and storyline unfolding in his videos and artwork.


Last Monday, July 20, on what would have been Chris Cornell’s 56th birthday, Vicky Cornell on behalf of The Chris Cornell Estate released his never before heard cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Patience.” The song is accompanied by a music video that was produced by Toni and Christopher Cornell, and features personal images, including special photos taken at home by friend and photographer Steven Lyon.


South Korean superstar quartet BLACKPINK have announced an October 2nd release date for their massively anticipated debut album. Set for release via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records, BLACKPINK’s first full-length studio effort will feature “How You Like That” — a trap-pop anthem that surpassed a staggering 100 million streams on Spotify in under a month. Merch bundles for the album available now at BLACKPINK’s website.

Joka “KNOW ABOUT IT” New Single & Video!

Scarlet Aura signs deal with Universal Music

Scarlet Aura in association with Silver City Records announces signing of the Global Digital Distribution Deal with Universal Music!

After 6 years of rocking international stages with their heavy metal style, Scarlet Aura signs again with Universal Music. The Universal Music Romania will handle an exclusive worldwide digital distribution as well as physical distribution in band’s home country for the upcoming release, while Silver City Records will take care of the international physical distribution and production.


‘Woman’ is Lola’s ode to women everywhere, a song about female empowerment but also the struggles and hardships women face because of their gender and how society judges them based on entrenched stereotypical roles. The track is another beautiful performance from Lola, with the nature of the song really bringing out a side to her that has yet to be seen. On the track, Lola explains;

Bearcraft unveil mysterious video for ‘Outside in the Morning Snow’

The video was shot on VHS by Say Goodnight Film and further accentuates the lyrical narrative of the track with dreamy aesthetics. Speaking about the production process, Paul from Say Goodnight said, “Beginning with abstract concepts and building a narrative was helpful on where we could utilize the location of home/space we had during lockdown to create an original and dreamy video.”

The Jacques share new track ‘Swift Martin’

Following the recent release of their acclaimed EP Born Sore, London/Bristol indie four-piece The Jacques have shared the brand new track ‘Swift Martin’, which will feature on their forthcoming debut album set for release later this year.

The unnerving track drips with dark atmosphere as layers of pulsating synths, distorted guitar lines and rolling drum beats are topped with vocalist Finn O’Brien’s lysergic tones intoning a bleak and mysterious lyric.

BEHIND THE HORROR release Brand New Single – “Outland”

With the wind from their debut EP still strong under their wings, Modern Metal duo Behind The Horror prepare to release their first full length album – ‘Burn Up This Truth’. Their campaign of carnage will unleash its full wrath onto the world 08/10/2020 and will demonstrate the full power of “Behind The Horror”. The band released “Outland”, the perfect track to sow the seeds of anticipation and give the world a taste of what is to come.

Beauty in Chaos unveils ‘Stranger’ single ft. Kat Leon (Holy Wars)

LA-based alternative rock collective Beauty in Chaos presents ‘Stranger’ featuring vocals by the fiery Kat Leon of Holy Wars, whose deep and personal lyrics tell the story of losing oneself amidst personal tragedy.

This is the latest single from their new album ‘The Storm Before The Calm’, released via LA-based label 33.3 Music Collective on the trail of the beautiful album teaser, including a sneak peek of the bonus track featuring mezzo-soprano Adrienne LaVey.

Swedish dreampop artist Rebecka Reinhard shares the video for new single ‘No Release’

As an artist who looks to delve into the more subtle and minimal sounds assigned to the dreampop genre, ‘No Release’ sees her challenge that perspective with this bold and progressive offering. Much like the song itself, the new video uses dense and vivid imagery to create a wonderfully lucid and cinematic event that brings out the cacophonous nature of the single’s final throws.


The High-energy L.A. Rock band The Chimpz, swing back onto the scene and are excited to announce their new single and video “Not Enough” Produced, arranged, and mixed by Ryan Green and released through Rock Solid Entertainment. The explosive music of The Chimpz was born and developed from their everyday struggles in the streets of Los Angeles. Their songs are a Street savvy chronicle of their musical journey through their hustle and flow.

Watch the new video from Chicago’s Ganser for “Projector”

Nadia Garofalo explains the track, “It’s what happens when someone becomes so far removed from general society that their thoughts become a Dunning-Kruger Effect echo chamber of pseudo-wisdom and self-affirmations. Connection and perspective gets lost, but that echo becomes louder and often public.