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Artist: Hård:On – Track: Bad Habits Never Die

Considered one of the best hard rock albums of the year in 2016 by Brazilian specialized rock media, “HÅRD:ONdebuted in the Top League of Brazilian Hard Rock” according the Brazilian website A música continua a mesma(The song remains the same). “Passion clearly drives the band in everything they do, and when you start listening to their first tracks, you clearly see that Hard Rock is in their veins!”

Peter Cincotti’s Delivers Positivity and Hope in his New York City Video

Peter Cincotti, singer-songwriter-pianist and native New Yorker, has written a heartfelt missive to his hometown. “Heart of the City” is a reflection of New York’s strength, resilience and unity, so much on display during the height of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Artist: Yasuke – Track: City of God

City of God (produced by Casket:Jones) is about the crab in the bucket mentality of Toronto. The topic and themes are an expansion on critically acclaimed Brazilian crime film “City of God” and its tagline “If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay, the beast eats you”, meaning “If you try to run from hood, the hood holds you back; if you stay, you become a hoodlum like everyone else”. Yasuke and KitKat Fuego both narrate the story in the roles of the two main characters Benny and Lil Zé (KitKat Feugo portraying Lil Zé and Yasuke portraying Benny).

Eli Hurts Releases Debut Single “What If” (Produced by Ethan Gruska – Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple)

Eli Hurts, the brand new project from songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Eli Hirsch (courtship), has dropped its first single today. Streaming exclusively with Variance Magazine, “What If” is a song about those lingering two words and the place they take up in our lives. “It’s kind of like a stream of consciousness of what’s going on at least in my head, but I assume a lot of people’s,” shares Eli on the single. “It’s about the time we waste worrying.”

DALMAS Emmanuel New Single ‘Savages’ Gaines Worldwide Attention

French artist DALMAS Emmanuel has caused excitement on social media with news of his new track Savages. DALMAS Emmanuel, who previously said he was excited to see what his fans thought of his new single Savages, today said he didn’t imagine how fast word spread of his new single. When asked how he felt about the excitement he has caused with his new music, DALMAS Emmanuel said “I am so amazed and grateful of all the messages I am receiving from my fans. Since I released Savages, I have received messages from all over the world including the UK, the USA, and Australia. I have been already told that my new song Savages is a perfect fit for major sport events like Basketball, American football, Hockey and Baseball, It is powerful, exciting and extremely well produced in the style of Migos/Wiz Khalifa/ Drake and Kendrick Lamar BUT with a French touch. DALMAS Emmanuel with “Savages” brings a lot of energy. A perfect song for “pumping-up” before a sport’s match.

Päter Releases Debut ‘SOLE’ EP

Full of good vibes, the main goal of SOLE was to be honest, but honestly good-intentioned and optimistic. It’s a pick ‘n’ mix of genres for people to take what speaks to them and hold it close. Above all, SOLE inspires acceptance for the bits of us we want to push away.


Tegan and Sara unveil a brand-new video for “I Know I’m Not The Only One” as part of a 25-minute special on their YouTube channel. The duo also announce the release of their Hey, We’re Just Like You (The Remixes) EP, out on Sire Records next Friday, August 7th.

“LIGHTS” – Single/Video Released From Burden of the Sky – New album slated for 2021!

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, alt-metal nuances, 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!

Katey Morley shares dark, twangy new “The Guy Who Breaks Things”

Toronto-based singer-songwriter Katey Morley has crafted a batch of very fine, slow-cooked and sonically delicious tunes for her fourth EP, Hearts & Heads & Thoughts & Deeds. In it, you will recognize the seriousness of folk, combined with a heavy dose of country earnestness, and delightfully sing-able pop melodies.


Today, 18-year-old breakout artist YXNG K.A premieres the sun-soaked video for his critically acclaimed single “Unfinished Business,” featuring fellow Philadelphia rapper Lil Muk. Recently hailed by Pitchfork as the “must-hear rap song of the day,” “Unfinished Business” appears on YXNG K.A’s powerful debut EP Baby Reaper.

ROTTING CHRIST Shares Pro-Shot Live Video for “The Fifth Illusion”

The mighty Greek titans of ROTTING CHRIST have shared a pro-shot live video for the song “The Fifth Illusion.” The clip was filmed on July 6, 2020 at Artworks Studios for the band’s virtual performance for Mexico Metal Fest. The song is taken from the band’s 1994 record, ‘Non Serviam’ and can be seen –

For Skope: MOTi gives a groovy spin on Nicky Romero & Deniz Koyu’s “Destiny” (out on Protocol Rec.)

Nicky Romero and Deniz Koyu’s hit “Destiny” has received a very special remix from Dutch producer MOTi, and you’ll want to have this one on repeat. Romero and Koyu’s original is representative of their classic vocal progressive roots that made EDM a mainstay in music culture; in contrast, MOTi infuses his remix with a distinctive deep and groovy sound. As is fitting for an artist who has never been defined by genre molds, MOTi brings a myriad of different influences to his music, from hip-hop to trap to electro. The remix delivers strong, upbeat synths and a groovy bassline that make for easy listening or moving on the dance floor. The remix of “Destiny” marks MOTi’s debut on Romero’s Protocol Recordings, where he becomes part of the family after a very successful career in both production and DJing.


In keeping with their tradition of enlisting international collaborators, Disclosure once again team up with Fatoumata Diawara on their new single, “Douha (Mali Mali).” Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence first teased the song during their April Boiler Room session, live from isolation, and fans have been asking for it ever since. A sonic exploration of impressive proportions, “Douha (Mali Mali)” transports listeners from the dancefloor of collective memory, over continents to distant lands, to languish in ecstatic escape from the dire straits around us. Diawara, who featured on the duo’s GRAMMY-nominated 2018 single, “Ultimatum,” sings in celebration of her birthplace and urges all Malians to be proud of their country.

Westside Gunn Announces New Album Who Made The Sunshine

Westside Gunn has announced his long-awaited, incredibly anticipated Shady Records debut LP Who Made The Sunshine for August 28th. The release date coincides with the second annual Westside Gunn Day, a day in Buffalo commemorated by the Mayor of the city recognizing everything he has done for his hometown.

DC The Don Announces Come As You Are Album, Shares “Campfire Story” Video

DC The Don uses his dexterous rhyming ability and soaring singing voice to craft compelling future rap bangers. Capitalizing on his momentum after years of building a loyal fanbase on SoundCloud and YouTube, the Milwaukee rapper announces Come As You Are, his upcoming album. Slicing through synth-heavy production with his signature mix of rhythm and melodies, DC is a natural emcee, stacking flexes and wise-cracks in his verses and using vocal filters to create memorable hooks. Spanning 14 tracks with production from Trademark and more, Come As You Are releases on August 7th via Rostrum Records.


17 year old rising star Alfie Templeman has today shared the brilliant 8-bit style video for “Things I Thought Were Mine”, one of several stellar tracks on his brand new EP Happiness In Liquid Form – out now via Chess Club Records. The track itself went on to pick up no less than 20 Spotify New Music Friday adds worldwide on its release earlier in July having premiered on Australia’s triple j. Speaking about the video, which was directed by Katia Kush and produced by Mike Downs and Electric Light Studios, Templeman said: “Huge pro-gamer move. This ones for people who like Mario! The song itself kinda sounds like the Wii tune so it’d be wrong not to have a video based on a Nintendo game. It’s-a-me Alfie Templeman!”

SVNTH: No Clean Singing Premieres New Track From Italian Post-Black Metal Unit

Writes No Clean Singing in part, “Rather than try to list the stylistic ingredients in this new song we’ll instead try to preview the gradually accreting sensations over its significant length. The music seems to wail and mournfully murmur like spirits who have lost their way in a shimmering desert world. Those lonesome laments unfold into a momentum of neck-snapping beats, raking chords, and high, harrowing shrieks. The sense of bewildering grief flows through in rippling arpeggios and intensifies through anguish into despair as the drumming begins hammering and the guitars sear in boiling waves…”


New Single: The Honest Heart Collective – Linework

Collectors gather stones to display on shelves. Musicians accumulate experiences and stories they save for the perfect song. The Honest Heart Collective is still emblazoned with captivating shapes and sounds: the space between a promise and pain. Rooted in Thunder Bay, Canada, they build earnest and urgent songs with the tools they’ve gathered over time. Their music roars like the electricity of a rock show in the 60’s colliding head on with melody driven, dirt stained indie and revivalist emo. They exist at the intersection of old and new, exploring the spirited cracks between.

Carly Rose Unveils Cover Video of Juice WRLD’s “Robbery”

New York-raised, Los Angeles-based rising alt-pop songstress Carly Rose unveils cover video of Juice WRLD’s “Robbery,” who largely inspired the writing of her current single “twentyone.” After Juice WRLD’s recent posthumous album release, Carly recorded this cover of “Robbery,” the song that originally made her admire him as an artist.

New ‘Steady Hand’ single from Leeds-based music mavericks I LIKE TRAINS

Leeds-based trailblazers I LIKE TRAINS present their new single ‘Steady Hand’, a resonant and timely rally against the powers-that-be. This ominous offering is the latest leg of the expository musical quest entailed in their hard-hitting ‘KOMPROMAT’ album, which will be released digitally on August 21 via Schubert Music’s newly founded Atlantic Curve label.

Homeplate (Derby City, KY) Join Indie Vision Music

Derby City, KY-based pop-punk act Homeplate has joined the Indie Vision Music family of artists. The band’s debut single “Broken Youth” is full of catchy pop-punk choruses, heavy breakdowns, and even features a ska part with horns! Now streaming everywhere!

Outlaw Alt-Folk Group Tejon Street Corner Thieves Battle The Devil In New Animated Video For “Demons”

Colorado Springs outlaw blues and trash-grass pioneers Tejon Street Corner Thieves have released a brand new animated video for “Demons” online. The video was directed by Eli Bruner (a.k.a sTaRaTs) in a stop motion and animated technique depicting the band on a wild ride as they succumb to their demons and cast themselves into eternal fire and brimstone.

NAGAZI Release Official Music Video for “Triumphant”!

Mt Pleasant, MI based Hard Rock / Metal band NAGAZI has released the official music video for “Triumphant.” Filmed by Will Moss (Hive Minds Media) live on location at two stops on the November Pain Tour with Smile Empty Soul and Cinder in the fall of 2019 (at Growlers in Memphis, TN on 11/19/2019, and at Stickyz in Little Rock, AR on 11/23/2019), “Triumphant” was engineered by Matt Dalton (Rock Hill Sound [formerly Metro 37 Studios] in Rochester Hills, MI) and mastered by Ulrich Wild (The Wilderness in Los Angeles, CA)

Baby Smoove Connects with NSC for “Young Rich Bastards” Video

The game’s most consistent purveyor of blasé rich life bars, Baby Smoove moves with complete and utter confidence. Coming through with another laid-back Detroit anthem, Smoove shares “Young Rich Bastards,” his new collaboration with D-Town crew NSC. Produced by Rocaine, who lends a syrup-ified swing to the proceedings, “Young Rich Bastards” is a slinky slapper, packed with memorable flexes from Smoove and the other emcees: “Imma killa and a hustla, sell it to you, take it back/Got my momma not one, but two Chanel bags,” sighs Smoove. In the video, directed by JuddyRemixDem, Smoove and the rest mob in Detroit, sipping syrup in a parking garage as they relax by a Rolls Royce. “Young Rich Bastards” arrives in the wake of I’m Still Perfect, Smoove’s acclaimed new mixtape.

Perfume Announce Single “Time Warp”

Perfume have had a very special anniversary year. The celebrations kicked off with the release of the best-of album, “Perfume The Best “P Cubed” in Sep. 2019, followed by the Japanese dome tour in 2020. Perfume are excited to announce a series of exciting events to conclude this important anniversary year, these events are titled “Perfume 15th & 20th anniv with you all.” In addition to the release of the live Blu-Ray/DVD, Perfume 8th Tour 2020 “P Cubed”in Dome, there will also be a new single “Time Warp” set to hit September 16th via Universal Music Group, and a theatrical release of Reframe THEATER EXPERIENCE with you, starting Sep. 4th at movie theaters around Japan.

Dolly Spectra Introduces Us to Her Surreal World with “Whatcha Gonna Do” Single

31st century leaning indie pop artist Dolly Spectra is proud to announce the forthcoming release of her music video and single for “Whatcha Gonna Do. Dolly described the upbeat experimental electronic dance pop song as the soundtrack for “when your blood is boiling, your heart is pumping, and you want to go kick ass and take names. “Whatcha Gonna Do” can best be described as a cold, maximalist soundscape accented by the creative zeal of Dolly and her co-producer Rees Finley.

Indigenous producer and Former A Tribe Called Red member DJ Shub collaborates with Phoenix on potent new single The Social

All proceeds from the single will go to Black Lives Matter & Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women. Phoenix features on this one, her collaboration with DJ Shub comes at a timely point in her career as it gave her an opportunity to highlight the struggles of black and minority communities across the world right now, treating this new offering as a call to arms for all those that feel oppressed to rise up and take a stand. Shub states that the BLM movement in the USA is so close to home in Canada, in how he and offers from an indigenous background are treated and racially discriminated against.