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Tom Boy – “THUNDER” Out Now!

“Thunder” is dedicated to anyone who feels they have not been heard; to the voices that have broken through the noise; and to the allies who create space for the wrongfully marginalized communities in the world.

NEEDTOBREATHE release new song ‘Banks’

“This song is about the women in our lives… they are strong, ambitious, patient, caring, and intelligent forces of nature,” the band shared. “‘Banks’ is our way of saying we support you and that there’s nothing more beautiful than watching you effortlessly become the very thing you were made to be.”

Dream Nails share “Vagina Police” (Alcopop!/Dine Alone)

London punks Dream Nails have been buzzing in the UK for some time and last month announced their signing to Dine Alone for the release of their debut self-titled full length, which will be out August 28th on Dine Alone in North America and UK indie Alcopop! in the rest of World. Today, the band are sharing a new single from the LP entitled “Vagina Police,” along with it accompanying video.

OBSIDIAN KINGDOM Unveils New Album Details, Premieres First Song

OBSIDIAN KINGDOM will be releasing ‘MEAT MACHINE’ on September 25 via Season of Mist! The full-length is a harsh sonic journey, abject and stentorian like a love letter from a school shooter. The perverse album is a rough drop into a nightmarish world of forbidden desires, frustrated sexual urges and the dark realms of the subconscious mind. The album art and track list can be found below.

In conjunction with the announcement, the band has unveiled the intense and heavy first single, “MEAT STAR,” along with a stunning new music video. Directed by Ferran Ureña (Vivir Rodando) and Eric Morales (Universal Music Group), the video features a top-notch production that weaves together a tale of humankind’s primal nature.

SAM LAPRO – “Designer Lies”

“Designer Lies” is a polite way of saying f you to an ex, a ghoster, a leave-you-on-read kind of guy who gets caught up in wanting to live a boujee life, and lacks self-worth.

Hideous Divinity Release Live Studio Video of “Bent Until Fracture”

“It sure feels great to be back at our rehearsal space. Although some adjustments were required. The Covid b**ch is still out there. We’re optimistic but not careless.
That’s why you’ll see Enrico H singing alone in our new video: extreme metal singing may set a new record for droplet travel distance… Add that to the fact Enrico is a professional doctor, who visits patients on a daily basis, and you’ll have the full picture.

Join us during our “socially responsible” rehearsal time and PLEASE, stay safe and alert. Do not forget this is not over yet,” states HIDEOUS DIVINITY about the release.

Amir Beats releases visuals for “Twerk It Gurl”

Amir Beats is a Artist/Producer/composer/DJ/Drummer/Keyboardist, and videographer from Houston, Texas. With yet another new release, Amir Beats is back with brand new visuals for his latest track “Twerk It Gurl”.

Release: Funeral For Two – s/t (EP)

Finnish Seinäjoki-based doom metal band Funeral for Two is set to release their same titled debut EP on August 20th 2020 by Inverse Records.

The band released a single and music video Sculpture of a Demon and you can watch the video here:

PSYCHOSOMATIC: Revolver Magazine Premieres “Fortune Dealer”

As Sacramento, California thrash veterans PSYCHOSOMATIC prepare to release their seventh LP, The Invisible Prison, through Nefarious Industries in late August, a crushing, new single from the record sees its exclusive premiere through Revolver Magazine. The searing track “Fortune Dealer” features guest vocals by David Sanchez of Havok.

KID DAD Release New Single and Music Video “What You Call A Dream”

KID DAD have released their new track ‘What You Call A Dream,’ which follows the story of a protagonist who realizes too late that he has lived his life for someone else. A band performance music video has also been released alongside the track.

Watch the latest video from Helvetia for “Echo Location”

Helvetia was formed in Seattle in 2005 by Jason Albertini. Since the band’s inception, he’s employed a rotating cast of band members and collaborators, which now includes Steve Gere and Samantha Stidham. Albertini is 1/3 of the group Duster, who spent 2019 releasing a new album and playing shows for the first time in 20 years. Naturally, Helvetia share a lot of the same sensibilities, pushing Dusterʼs boundary-bending ideals even further out with a mix of odd pop and eccentric oddities.

The debut single from Rosa Mystica, “Holding Roses”

Rosa Mystica calls her music: “dreamy, melancholic rock n’ roll.” The twenty-six-year old Connecticut native has been honing her craft as a singer, lyricist, and pianist since she was twelve years old. She is drawn to the ear grabbing melodies from bands like Oasis, and the hazy, layered, and minor electric guitar sounds of bands like Doves and Radiohead. The idea for her debut single was inspired by her own experiences with “fallen musical men,” and the groupie culture of the late ’60s and early ’70s. The name and concept for debut single “Holding Roses” was also inspired by the somewhat obscure Twin Peaks song.

Guerrilla Ghost Premiere Full Album Via Invisible Oranges

It’s easy for an act to get comfortable and repeat themselves creatively, but Guerrilla Ghost have demonstrated a commitment to continually move forward, expanding their approach with each recorded effort. We Get What We Deserve boasts an augmented sonic palette, heavily informed by the group’s live performances.

Watch KILLY + Y2K’s Other-Worldly “OH NO,” Directed By Ryder Ripps

With the directorial debut of none other than Ryder Ripps [Kanye West, Travis Scott, Pop Smoke], the clip plays out like a big-screen science fiction epic. Plunging right into the action from the first frame, KILLY barely escapes from the clutches of an alien femme fatale. He hops into a dune buggy with Y2K who blasts their pursuer with a keytar laser only to fall into further peril. You need to view it to find out more. It perfectly complements the track with its otherworldly plucked guitar, emotive verses, and hypnotic hook.

keshi releases new song + music video “always”

keshi, the enigmatic singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist named an “essential new artist for 2020” by NME, with over 500 million global artist streams and a super engaged and rapidly growing fanbase of over 420K followers on Instagram, follows up the release of his buzzing new track titled “more,” which has already amassed nearly 5 million streams since its release last month, with a mellow but soulful new track titled “always.” The production is saccharine and samples John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change” while the visuals are a lo-fi at home performance video showing keshi in his true element as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer.

Oliver Malcolm x “The Machine” Music Video | Out Now

Rising artist Oliver Malcolm takes a trip back to his home country to shoot a new music video, “The Machine.” Continuing his love for the DIY approach, Oliver shot the video first person style with friends and features his high energy personality and eclectic creative voice —

Watch the captivating new video for Motorbike James single “me Roll”

Motorbike James is the musical brainchild and artist alias of Michael Werbicki, a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer from Edmonton, Canada. Motorbike James’ natural prerogative is to live a life in the moment, for the moment. Elements of electronic, indie rock, psychedelic, and R&B poke through each song.

SENSE OF FEAR – new single “Molten Core”

Sense of Fear is one of the oldest heavy metal bands in Greece in action, as they started playing in 1998, in the city of Kozani. Musically, they follow in the Heavy paths of Metal, with roots in decade of 80’s. They follow an aggressive line in their playing and in a dark atmosphere they have created their own musical style with modern elements and melodies, attracting descriptions as a kind of Dark, Aggressive, Heavy Metal with thrash and power elements.


“Used To Be,” the latest release from rising Canadian singer/songwriter/producer Goody Grace, is out today via Atlantic Records. The vulnerable song arrives alongside a split screen visual directed by longtime friend/collaborator Adam Faze (produced by Must B Nice) and sees Goody performing the song with just his acoustic guitar in the middle of a quiet street, paired with never-before-seen footage captured over the last 3 years. The song is set to appear on Goody’s forthcoming new mixtape, due out this Fall.


Fresh off the release of the KOLIDESCOPES written and produced, UK #1 single – Joel Corry & MNEK’s “Head & Heart” – “Torn” offers an ideal introduction to the rising duo’s ambitious artistic approach, blending richly textured melancholia with a euphoric positivity and shimmering energy equally suited for sweltering summer days and long dark nights.

DK-Zero Release Their 90’s MTV Inspired Music Video “FU$”

Inspired by 90s era music videos on MTV, DK-Zero release the music video FU$, the newest single off their new album Cyber Sex Inc. DK-Zero filmed the music video while in tour in Central and South America just before Covid 19 closed world borders . FU$ was filmed in on a day off from their tour in San Jose, Costa Rica at various parts in the city. The impromptu music video was filmed complete on an iPhone as the band was inspired by the city and its surroundings. FU$ blends a gritty fusion of Hip-Hop and Punk.


Multi-GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer, Charlie Puth, has shared a remix of his new song, “Girlfriend.” With producer and multi-instrumentalist Haywyre at the helm, the remix takes Puth’s funky summer smash and ups the attitude and punch, showcasing his ability to reimagine the music in unique and groundbreaking ways. Renowned for his sophisticated and captivating productions, Haywyre’s music has racked up tens of millions of streams worldwide, and his virtuoso live performances have shared the stage with top dance acts such as Zedd, Gramatik, and GRiZ on tour.


Goner Records is very proud to announce the extraordinary new album from renowned gospel blues singer-guitarist Reverend John Wilkins. TROUBLE arrives everywhere on Friday, September 18. TROUBLE is heralded by today’s premiere of the album’s powerful title track, available now at all DSPs and streaming services.

“I had been thinking about writing the song ‘Trouble’ for some time,” says Reverend Wilkins. “We all have troubles, and over the last few years it seemed like every time I turned on the TV or picked up a paper there was a school shooting. There were people hurting others, hurting themselves. In the White House there were troubles, nearly nothing getting fixed, leading to more trouble. And look where we are now. But we will find a way…I just needed to find a stanky beat!”

Captain Planet has just dropped a new video with Alsarah كاپتن پلانت & الساره

Lyrically drawing from the Persian canon of love poetry devoted to a beloved (Ghazal), and melodically drawing from folk love songs from Southern Egypt (such as n3na3 elginayna); this song is a sensual ode to love. The lover calls to their beloved to whisper secrets on moonlit beaches as their breathing heaves. To taste the honey on their lips as the waves rise and fall. This is a song about a moment in time made infinite in love.

Nouveau Clip “L’BaÏda”

Après le succès de “Noor 3ini”, 1er extrait sorti le 14 février dernier, Issam Kamal n’a pas chômé pendant le confinament et revient avec un nouvel opus intitulé “L’Baïda”. 2 ème extrait du nouvel album “Magic”, ce titre connaît déjà un succès sur YouTube avec plus d’un Million de Vues.


Hailing from the tiny blue-collar town of LaGrange, GA, Philmon Lee emanates raw soul without a filter and a whole lot of fire. As a kid, he learned piano, guitar, and drums and even toured with pops. Putting his head down and adopting the blue collar work ethic of his hometown, he devoted years to tirelessly honing his voice and drew inspiration from Elvis Presley, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Post Malone, Lewis Capaldi, Sam Smith, Elton John, and Steven Tyler, to name a few. Eventually, he captivated both Against Da Grain Entertainment and Epic Records, landing him a record deal. His voice will resound throughout 2020 and beyond.

Jonathan Something (Solitaire) LP title track Cannibal House Rules

Next Friday, Jonathan Something will be releasing his new album Cannibal House Rules via Solitaire Recordings. His third album since 2017, this new LP constitutes a major sonic shift for Something, whose prolific output to this point has seen him cycle through classic pop sounds that recall artists like Nick Lowe, Jonathan Richman, Bruce Springsteen and Todd Rundgren among many others, while maintaining a warped sensibility and crooked sense of humour that gives his songwriting a striking and unique tone.