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Steven Moses always felt like an outsider. The 20-year-old rapper from Blair County, Pennsylvania remembers his small-town, middle-American upbringing as both liberating and confining. At home, where he and his sister were homeschooled for most of their lives, Moses was encouraged to explore an early interest in music. He picked up his first guitar at age 7, and remembers practicing for 8 to 10 hours a day until he was a teen. Moses taught himself to play multiple instruments throughout his childhood, learning piano, bass, drums, and dabbling in mandolin, and ukulele.

TITAN TO TACHYONS: PopMatters Premieres “Earth, And Squidless” From NYC Trio

TITAN TO TACHYONS is led by guitarist Sally Gates (ex-Orbweaver, ex-Gigan), backed by the powerhouse rhythm section of Kenny Grohowski (Secret Chiefs 3, Imperial Triumphant, Brand X) and Matt Hollenberg (Cleric, John Zorn). Instrumentally depicting the realms of surrealistic sci-fi, the band makes use of angular and experimental passages, juxtaposed by fluid grooves and metallic flurries. On the heels of their first performances around New York City last year, TITAN TO TACHYONS tracked five dense, intense, and expansive movements to create their Cactides debut.


Braxton released “Dance” on Friday and the single was immediately heralded as “a shimmery slice of nu-disco” by Rolling Stone, “a feel-good disco stomper” by Variety, and Billboard described it as “a nu-disco club-ready banger that serves as an antidote for any heartbreak.” Along with Friday’s single release, Toni revealed her 10th studio album, ‘Spell My Name,’ will be released on August 28th.

Coming Soon: TITA’ s Debut EP “Todo Es Mental”

Following the success of her latest single “Me Quedo Con Lo Bueno,” indie-pop singer TITA has announced the release of her debut EP “Todo Es Mental.” A mix of electro-pop, hip-hop, lo-fi, and indie rock, the EP will be released August 21st (on Cosmica Artists).

Artist: Fly the Nest – Track: Borrowed Time

Singer/ songwriter Fly the Nest (Stephen Cooper) has released a new epic single, “Borrowed Time.” This song is a journey through someone’s life and finding their purpose. The pop-rock anthem is about giving life everything you have while you are on this earth, appreciating what you have, and embracing every opportunity.

Brothertiger – ‘Paradise Lost’ – Release date: Friday, September 11th 2020

What does contentment really mean to us? Is there such a thing as a perfect life, and are we wrong for constantly yearning for something more in the distance? These weighty, generational questions are put under a microscopic lens on Brothertiger’s new album Paradise Lost, the latest release from Brooklyn-based, Ohio-hailing 30-year-old electronic pop musician John Jagos. A lush journey through oceanic textures and gorgeous, tactile synths, Paradise Lost charts Jagos’ perspective of optimistic existentialism, his lovely cloud of a singing voice hovering over the proceedings and radiating emotional honesty.

Matt Castillo Premieres New Video For His Single, “Say It”

The song is the first single from his forthcoming new album, How The River Flows.

“Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, budget and having limited locations available,” says Castillo, “We managed to pull off a music video!”

Artist: Ato-Mik – Track: New Bread

Atom and Mikey Mic, joined forces to become Ato-Mik aka @atomikbros an independent Hip-Hop brother duo. Bringing their own unique spin on hip-hop to you from North Vancouver, Canada. Music that’s aimed to raise vibrations while encouraging a positive mindset. Setting the vibe for any occasion, especially late night car rides and early morning gym sessions. Their music is diverse at nature, eclectic hip-hop derived from many different spectrums. Ranging from the smooth sounds of the West-Coast to the NYC roots.

Lady Gaga Launches “GAGA RADIO” On Apple Music

The inspiration for Lady Gaga’s hyperactive NUMBER ONE ALBUM Chromatica came from one magical place: the dance floor. Now, every Friday on her brand new GAGA RADIO show on Apple Music, she honors the larger-than-life genre of dance music by speaking with the DJs, divas, and producers who inspired her and who helped bring Chromatica to life. And each episode will include an exclusive DJ mix from one of Gaga’s guests. It’s a celebration of dance music when we need it most.

Artist: Adrian Jauregui – Track: No Brainer

Adrian Jauregui is an emerging singer, songwriter, and producer originating from Los Angeles California. The now Oakland CA based artist has been singing for 15 years giving him an edge when it comes to making his own music. Adrian Jauregui is originally a percussionist, adding him in creating beats and great drops. The Californian artist delivers music that is emotional, uplifting, and relatable lyricism. Known for his versatility, Adrian has no boundaries when it comes to producing music. This further enables his music to be unique and genre-bending. Adrian Jauregui is an artist keep an eye and ear out for as he is set to leave his footprint in the music scene.

Big Smile Announce Signing To Anchor Eighty Four Records, New Single “Killdozer” Out August 21st

Pop punk quintet Big Smile have announced their signing to Anchor Eighty Four Records, as well as the upcoming release of their new single “Killdozer,” out on all digital platforms August 21st. Their first release of 2020, “Killdozer” is an ambitious vocal performance with biting lyrics concerning the pharmaceutical industry, delving into the complexities of addiction. Intertwined with dynamic instrumentation, the track takes listeners on a stirring ride, ranging from bouncy and energetic to driving and emotional.


Today, acclaimed multi-platinum Savannah GA rapper Quando Rondo dropped a brand new single, “My Life Story,” ahead of the release of his upcoming project, Diary of a Lost Child. The new record, which features the rapper harmonizing over a chilling beat, is now available via all digital retailers and streaming platforms.

CAVERN: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Grey” From Maryland Atmospheric Post-Rock Trio

BrooklynVegan is currently streaming “Grey,” the latest single from Maryland-based atmospheric post-rock trio CAVERN. The moving track is featured on the band’s upcoming full-length, Powdered, set for release August 28th.


Fast-spitting freestyle maven, Token, who went viral with his freestyle on Sirius XM’s Sway in the Morning, has released his long-awaited official single, “30 People” via his newly announced label, Never Too Different, in partnership with Atlantic Records. The track is joined by an official music video which sees Token take on many different personalities (30 to be exact) – from a grandma to Albert Einstein to Michaelangelo’s David.

Bear’s Den collaborates with Paul Frith to release Fragments September 18

“Napoleon,” originally recorded as the final track on the band’s 2016 album Red Earth & Pouring Rain, has been completely re-worked by Frith who also plays trumpet on the song. “Napoleon” is the second of the reimagined tracks to be revealed for the upcoming album, following last month’s release of “Fuel on the Fire.”


Acclaimed Highbridge The Label/Atlantic Records rapper DON Q has teamed up with the talented rapper, Benny The Butcher to release a lyrical new single, “Legends.” The new record is now available via all digital retailers and streaming platforms.

SVEDERNA: Invisible Oranges debuts Swedish black metal act’s new track

Värmland black metal troop Svederna reveals the third and the final single, “Skuld och Vita Knogar,” from the forthcoming album, Härd.

Svederna offers on the track:
“‘Skuld och Vita Knogar’ is a classic Scandinavian black metal rooted track, with hints of Nordic folk melodies alongside eruptions of intense, dark brutality, yet still varied and unpredictable. This is paired with haunting lyrics, making the track a pitch-black sensation from the album to come.”

Tchami Gives Justin Martin’s “Stay” His Golden French Touch for What To Do – Out Now!

What To Do label-boss Justin Martin is tapping Tchami for a rework of his recently release single, “Stay.”

Back in April, Justin Martin offered up the second release on his newly minted What To Do imprint. “Stay,” featuring Dalilah, was a secret weapon in Martin’s set and perfectly encapsulates the seasoned vet’s inimitable style. Now, the single is getting the remix treatment from none other than Tchami, who is stepping in for the third official release. Tchami’s remix has already garnered early support from AC Slater, Don Diablo, Oliver Heldens, and more.

SG Lewis, Robyn and Channel Tres Join For ‘Impact’ — Out Today

Today sees London-born songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis link up with legendary artists Robyn and Channel Tres for his brand new single ‘Impact’, out now via Republic Records in North America. ‘Impact’ premiered last night as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 in the U.K and is a summer smash in waiting, with an addictive club-ready groove and mesmerizing vocals from both Robyn and Channel Tres.

Palberta – “Something in the Way” Premieres on The Fader

We are excited to announce that Palberta’s new single, “Something in the Way,” is out today. Since the release of the acclaimed Roach Goin’ Down, Ani, Lily, and Nina have been busy touring the U.S., releasing a live benefit album and opening for Bikini Kill at Brooklyn Steel. All the while, they have been writing and perfecting new songs, a few of which entered the band’s sets before the global pandemic shut live music down and postponed their first U.K./Europe tour, originally scheduled for April.

VIDEO ALERT: Atropolis Drops New Video, “Una Nuevo Dia” (Feat. Carol C.)

Time of Sine represents the positive and negative forces in life, as a producer Atropolis is stuck between acoustic and electronic worlds, the sine wave is what bridges them together for him. One hand, the record is in part a score to this fictional character, Sine, and the journey it goes on. On the other hand, it is related to the up and down motions of this fundamental waveform; each track represents different emotions of these motions. Each feature engages with this movement and reflect upon negative or positive energies that have influenced them.

beabadoobee Releases “Sorry” Single & Video

Knotted by vast guitar structures and agonizingly vivid songwriting, “Sorry” is an apology. On the track and video, Bea explains the song is her way of “confessing my mistakes in a friendship and watching someone who I love break down and fade away as a person. It’s the idea of dismissing something because it felt too close to home and a personal reminder to never take for granted what that person could have had.”