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DJ Shub – The Social ft. Phoenix

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.


Today, POORSTACY releases the music video for his latest song “Don’t Look at Me,” out now via 10K Projects. Dropped in late July as a bonus track on The Breakfast Club Deluxe, “Don’t Look at Me” is a high energy rock offering with production by popular electronic artist Whethan. A nod to his upbringing in Florida’s underground music scene, POORSTACY’s self-directed music video features a DIY, punk aesthetic and shows the rising star performing to a chaotic, crowded room.

Bent Arcana (OSees + Kyp Malone etc) Shares “Oblivion Sigil” Via KEXP

Bent Arcana have shared the third single, “Oblivion Sigil” off of their upcoming self-titled debut. The track was shared exclusively with KEXP praising, “Each of the group’s many players, through virtue of their talent, explore these long instrumental passages with the verve of soul seekers walking along busy city streets like wanderers in a desert seeking the clarity of the world’s meaning with the help of a peyote and ayahuasca cocktail. Like suited-up ensemble players dwelling life’s big questions every night in a hole-in-the-wall jazz club reeking of the foulest of dank smells, clouds of smoke filling its tight space.”

Big Havi Shows Scenes from ATL BLM Protests in “Blood N My Eyes”

Specializing in melodic and cathartic Southern music, Big Havi’s songs dig deep into his trauma. Drawing a parallel between his internal pain and this country’s current racial reckoning, Havi shares “Blood N My Eyes,” his new video. Warbling atop a ringing, reverbed guitar, Havi is an open wound, expressing the pain that he feels inside every day: “I know I lie/I told you I’m fine/But to be honest, a n**** hurtin’ inside.” In the video, directed by Qasquiat (Lil Uzi Vert, Roddy Ricch) and premiered by HotNewHipHop, Havi retreats in a remote Atlanta neighborhood, his emotional performance intercut with striking images of Atlanta’s Black Lives Matter protest. “Blood N My Eyes” is a highlight track from No Pen No Pad Just Pain, Havi’s recent EP.

New music from Deadhead Daisies – ‘Friends’

Deadhead Daisies is the latest project from Toronto songwriter Jordan Kahn and is produced by long-time collaborator and brother Justin Kahn. Everything is written, produced and performed by Jordan and Justin.


Hayley Williams is back with the final batch of lyric videos from her critically acclaimed debut solo album, PETALS FOR ARMOR. After releasing behind-the-scenes videos for each track, Williams enlisted the help of fans for a “Pure Love” video that’s filled with Paramore concert footage of the energetic songstress. Along with reminiscing about being on stage with Paramore, the “most wonderful love of [her] life,” she also released behind-the-scenes lyric videos for “Taken” and “Crystal Clear.” All three videos are now streaming via the official Hayley Williams YouTube channel.

CHROME WAVES: Decibel Magazine Premieres “On The Precipice” Single

Central US-based CHROME WAVES has issued the first single from their impending second full-length, Where We Live, nearing release in late September through Disorder Recordings. The new track “On The Precipice” makes its premiere through Decibel Magazine as preorders for the record are unveiled.

Track Premiere: Chrome Waves – ‘On the Precipice’

Austin’s Selena Rosanbalm Introduces New Sound with Self-Titled Album

Selena Rosanbalm stepped away from music for a few years, taking time to process and grieve a traumatic loss. Now, her perspective has broadened and changed, and her songs are more open and honest than ever. The first single from her self-titled solo album is “Patriot,” out Friday and premiering with the Austin Chronicle today. Selena Rosanbalm will be released on October 9.

“Patriot” is about the death of the American Dream; sonically, it offers feel-good hit of the summer vibes while shining a light on the absurdity of politics today. “‘Patriot’ plays out as a different kind of song for Selena Rosanbalm…the singer now ventures much more personal, political – powerful,” the Austin Chronicle said, noting how Rosanbalm’s “searing, ironic bite cuts with co-writer’s Cat Clemons lead guitar.”

HIFIKLUB: French trio’s collaboration album w/ Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam/Soundgarden)

French experimental trio Hifiklub’s surprise collaborative album Rupture, featuring Pearl Jam/ Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, producer Daffodil, and experimental jazz trumpet player Reuben Lewis, is out now via Electric Valley Records. Entirely recorded remotely during this quarantine, this decorative collaboration is available on two different variants of vinyl (black and pink) and digital formats.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets return with blazing new single Mr. Prism, announce WA tour dates

As their first move for 2020, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have made another strong impact with the release of their new single, ‘Mr. Prism’. Bounding along with energy from the onset, ‘Mr. Prism’ is relentless in its approach – a fiery reminder of the type of band Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have grown into over the last few years on the road.

Scenic Route to Alaska titled “Closer.”

Substance and accessibility. They’re often considered opposing forces when it comes to pop music, making it all the more impressive when a band like Scenic Route to Alaska so effortlessly delivers ample doses of both. The Edmonton-based indie pop trio have dropped two acclaimed LPs that weave memorable melodies and catchy vocals through compelling, musically-rich arrangements.

Indie Pop Singer Songwriter SAMANTH TIEGER Shares Sweetly Soulful New Single “Close My Eyes”

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Samantha Tieger (pronounced “Teeger”) is set to follow up her seductively resonant single “Eyes Wide Open” with a new soulfully sweet entry, “Close My Eyes.” In a time when friends and family are experiencing isolation and loneliness, “Close My Eyes” holds hope that distances can be closed via a powerful emotional connection. It delivers a very soothing and reassuring pop vibe thanks to Tieger’s effortless and comforting vocals. Her sweet, soulful delivery and alluring harmonies bring listeners together in a way that is deeply personal and almost magical. “Close My Eyes” was co-produced by multiple Emmy Award-winning producer Ed O’Donnell (Friends, Beverly Hills 90210) and Bobby Campbell, with Tieger and O’Donnell collaborating as co-writers. “Close My Eyes” will be released as a single today, July 31 and will be included on Tieger’s forthcoming six-song debut EP in late summer.


Otherworldly LA-based Aussie producer and DJ, Gem has today shared her dreamy new electro pop banger, Malibu, the first taste of her forthcoming EP set for release later this year. The track is accompanied by a suitably contemplative video that gently whisks the viewer through the utopian dreamstate of Gem’s mind.

THE CLOCKWORKS – Announce New Single “Can I Speak To A Manager?”

Surfing on a wave of essential new bands coming out of Ireland right now – THE CLOCKWORKS – are back with an inspired new single: ‘Can I Speak to A Manager?’.

Watch: The Yummy Fur “In the Company of Women”

Today we catch up with the ’90s-era Scottish cult band favs The Yummy Fur with the video for the track “In the Company of Women” from their 2019 ‘best of’ compilation Piggy Wings (Rock Action Records). Hailing from Glasgow and fronted by singer/guitarist John McKeown, who would go on to form the group 1990s after the Fur’s demise, the band also included future Franz Ferdinand members drummer Paul Thomson and floating participant Alex Kapranos.

The Waterboys release new song ‘Postcard From The Celtic Dreamtime’

The Waterboys have revealed another brand new track, the hauntingly atmospheric ‘Postcard From The Celtic Dreamtime’. Showcasing the spoken word nature of the second half of new album Good Luck, Seeker, the lyrics describe an elemental land and seascape.

Matt Jatkola – “Never Fixed” out today!

Never Fixed, my album of covers & remixes is out today! I love these songs and artists. That’s why I was moved to work on these tracks. The album features my versions of songs by Katie Ellen, The Bee Gees, Cyndi Lauper, Strangepride, Soft Pyramids, and Tegan & Sara. Some of the recordings are new and some I’ve had for a while, just trying to figure out the best way to share them. I hope you’ll take some time to listen closely and appreciate the songs themselves as well as my take on them. I’ll be posting the stories behind some of these tracks over the next few weeks on Instagram and Facebook.


Following on from their debut album “3D Routine”, Leeds art rockers Mush have shared their new single “Dead Beat” and details of their upcoming 5 track 7” EP “Great Artisanal Formats”, which will be released via Memphis Industries on 29th August for Record Store Day 2020.

Toni Braxton “Dance” Official Video Out Now

Multimillion-selling R&B/pop pioneer and seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, Toni Braxton has released the official video for her latest single, “Dance,” today (Island Records). Directed by Mike Ho (Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj), the video encapsulates the single’s high energy as Toni exudes confidence in her performance with her soulful vocals and sultry choreography.

New Out Today // Matt Ryder “Not The Same”

Birmingham-based producer, songwriter and vocalist Matt Ryder’s nuanced electronica creates wave upon wave of emotion. On his new single “Not The Same” he imagines a nostalgic timeline for himself because here in 2020 “falling in love with somebody, is not like it used to be”.

Swedish electronic duo leave escapism behind on new Blanck Mass collaboration

Swedish synth act Kite are releasing new track Bowie ’95. It’s an ode to being lost, and the existential dread that comes from having to engage with the ‘real world’. Made up of singer Nicklas Stenemo and keyboard player Christian Berg, the band tell us “The lyrics addresses both the feeling of guilt of not being more part of making the real world much better, but also the acceptance that music and escapism have an important role to play in people’s lives.”

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