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Fliptrix announces his 8th solo album Light Work

High Focus Records’ Fliptrix announces his 8th solo album ‘Light Work’ alongside the first single, ‘Powerizm’. The 16-track project – which is due out in October – is a complete representation of Fliptrix as both an artist as well as reflecting the person behind the artistry.

Are You Down With Me? Furries’ Cian Ciaran x Jehst x Wibidi

Released to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the devastating nuclear bomb which hit the centre of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, Super Furry Animal and anti-nuclear activist, Cian Ciarán releases Are You Down With Me? featuring scything wordsmiths Jehst and Wibidi.


With yet another breakaway success under his belt following the release of the indie leaning nu-disco record ‘Hypnotized’ featuring Sophie and the Giants, today Purple Disco Machine releases the official music video for the celebrated release. The superb new single, which marks the next chapter in the talented producer’s journey, has yet again won the hearts of fans the worldover, having already garnered over 20 million streams, whilst reaching #21 on the Global Shazam Chart, and further reaching top 20 airplay in numerous European markets.

Guitar-pop artist and producer Brijs returns with live video for latest single ‘Stay Up, Stephanie’

For ‘Stay Up, Stephanie’ the multi-instrumentalist takes to the camera himself for a live performance of his newest track. Taking cues from many of the minimalist music videos we have become used to since the coronavirus lockdown, this new clip sees the producer take up the full wealth of instrumentation at his disposal and create a layered live performance, alongside drummer Luke Seal, like no other.

Dubstylecs – ‘Your Smile’

Dubstylecs (Marcus Billström) is a Swedish electronic music writer with a twist. His Influences range from dance pioneers such as The Chemical Brothers, Danny Tenagli and Groove Armada to songwriters such as Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake. This dynamic pallet, combined with his preferred vehicle for songwriting; an old beatup Fender Jazz bass allows him to infuse moody melodies with steady beats to create dance with a warm element. Originally into rock, Marcus made the transition into the electronic music after discovering the unique energy of Dance during the early 1990’s in Valencia. He creates music with a variety of singers and instrumentalists fusing electronic and live instruments.

Have you seen Aime Simone’s documentary ‘A Long Way To Now’?

It’s a deeply honest and moving documentary about his fascinating life and really brings great understanding into the themes of his debut album. It tackles themes of a troubled life dealing with mental health issues and overcoming these, including anorexia and bulimia, heightened by his past work pressures in the high fashion industry. It addresses the time that these struggles led to a serious suicide attempt, leading to Aime being officially pronounced dead for several minutes, and a heart only beating with help from a machine for five days.

video submission: Mike Eze, “Rona” | Boston stand up

Mike says “My song, which is inspired by the name of the current pandemic we are going through, Is a tale about how I am so sick, in both the metaphorical and literal sense, of many things. One of which is being slept on and being unsuccessful in the music industry right now.”

My Favorite Color Announces 8/21 Debut Album ‘Velma,’ Delivers “Dale” Single

“Velma is a huge metaphor for manifestation. It was me manifesting what life would be like if I ever did get a look from someone like Rostrum and getting an industry look in general,” My Favorite Color explains. “It’s a battle between me and the industry and seeing where that is going to take me. There’s a lot of depression, realization, and relatable situations going on throughout the album.”

Ghost Liotta Releases New Single “i am thoughts”

Today, Los Angeles experimental/electronic supergroup Ghost Liotta released their second single “i am thoughts,” taken for their forthcoming self-titled debut full-length out August 21st. Incorporating vintage and modular synths, live drums, and a pedal steel guitar, the project is a new collaboration between musicians and producers Christopher Wray (Butch Walker), Zac Rae (Death Cab For Cutie), John Spiker (Tenacious D), James McAlister (The National) — McAlister also contributed drums, programming, percussion and synths to three songs on Taylor Swift’s new album Folklore.

Belzebubs Announce Animated 360 Degree Hexperience

Enigmatic occult visionaries BELZEBUBS announce an animated, facemelting 360° online HEXPERIENCE, which the fans will be able to savor online via computers, tablets, smart phones or VR goggles. The band is running the unique campaign through Indiegogo, aiming for a minimum of 22.000 euros to kickstart the 360° HEXPERIENCE, with several stretch goals lined up. The fans have a chance to participate in the process and be part of the final show in numerous ways such as fans can be a part of the voice cast or an animated 3D character in the audience, drawn by BELZEBUBS creator JP Ahonen and modeled by Madrid-based 3D animator Oscar Díaz Castillo.

JESSA – “Airplane Mode” complete with my first ever music video!

“I’m new to dating again after a long relationship, so I’m having a bunch of unfamiliar feelings, like becoming fixated on my phone when I’m hoping to hear back from someone I’m into, even though I know better.

My new single is about figuring out how to get over our own bad tendencies, even if it seems silly – in this case, just put the phone on “Airplane Mode.””

Aloe Blacc “My Way” from the new album All Love Everything

Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves Amp Up ‘Feeling Good’ with Music Video

Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves, a Philadelphia-based rock band led by artist/songwriter/producer Nick Perri, released an accompanying music video to their first single “Feeling Good” today. The song which has been climbing the rock radio charts all month, is an upbeat, fuzz-guitar-driven summer anthem with a message very important to the band.

VANGELIS ZIAKAS – new single “Don’t Leave Me This Way” feat. Nikos Aronis

Vangelis Ziakas was born in Athens in 1986. At the age of 11 he took his first steps in music taking piano and guitar lessons. He has played with bands such as Lilith on Fire, Rusty Nails, Dirty Fusion, primarily in genres of heavy metal, hard rock, blues etc. In 2017 he formed Sleeping Dogs, a hard rock band who regularly play in live gigs and compose new songs to this day.

GRIDFAILURE: Echoes And Dust Premieres “Outlander Harvesters” Video

New York’s GRIDFAILURE has created a video from the outfit’s new album, Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II – the second title in an ongoing five-album concept series – which saw release in June through Nefarious Industries. The video for “Outlander Harvesters” sees its premiere through an Echoes And Dust interview feature.

David Brenner from Gridfailure (+ Exclusive Video Premiere)


Today, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist JAWNY shares his bombastic new single “Sabotage.” Angsty yet anthemic, “Sabotage” is the first song released from JAWNY’s upcoming project For Abby, due out via Interscope Records later this year. “Sabotage” is available now at all digital retailers.

Michael Flynn Teases New Album With Playful First Track “Easy To Love”

Noted songwriter Michael Flynn readies his third solo album with the reveal of a playful new track “Easy To Love,” premiering today on Underground Music Collective. Building on his long-standing brand of euphoric, piano-driven neo-pop, the Asheville-area transplant is slated for an intoxicating return this fall with the release of Survive With Me, a ten-track collection that is as much a universal offering as it is a personal manifesto. Armed with an everflowing imagination and the musical chops to support it, Flynn will treat fans to a new sonic journey on October 13, 2020.

PREMIERE: Michael Flynn’s Good-Humored New Single, ‘Easy to Love’

Atlanta based Gambian artist Yanó Rude drops debut afrofusion single

Atlanta based model and singer/songwriter Yanó Rude gears up to drop his debut project ‘Kalashion’, releasing his first single ‘Unconscious’ on 6th August.

With music intrinsic to his upbringing, Yanó was surrounded by the sounds of West African greats like Youssou N’dour to reggae legends like Beres Hammond and has a deep understanding of what it means to be an artist shaped by afrobeats, with smooth vocals and a large serving of African influence in his sound

new Jamila Woods song “SULA (Paperback)”

Listen to the new Jamila Woods track “SULA (Paperback)” the first music since her landmark 2019 album LEGACY! LEGACY!, on which every track relates to an iconic artist of color. Inspired by Toni Morrison and her 1973 novel Sula, this time Woods subverts the prompt of her last album by not only honoring the artist but honing in on the characters created by the artist.

ROTTING CHRIST Featured in Trailer for PS4 Game “Mortal Shell”

Frontman Sakis Tolis comments: “Dear friends, we are proud to announce our collaboration with the PS4 video game creators of ‘Mortal Shell!’ Our track ‘ΧΞΣ (666)’ is being used in the official game trailer. In the mean time, we are working hard on new songs for the new upcoming Rotting Christ album and we are preparing our live appearance at the European Metal Festival Alliance this weekend. Stay tuned and look forward to meeting you in the real world soon. NON SERVIAM!”

Kathleen Edwards’ “Simple Math” debuts today

Of the song, Edwards shares, “I give full credit to my childhood best friend for helping me finish the story behind ‘love is simple math,’ a line I had churning in my mind for a long time, with no idea where to place it. We reconnected after a long period of not being in contact, but we picked up where we left off and she reminded me of so many beautiful things about friendship and how powerful childhood love is.”

Maliibu Miitch releases smoldering new visuals for “Let’s Be Honest”

Maliibu Miitch has released a new single, “Let’s Be Honest.” It comes with a new video directed by Offjimmer in which the South Bronx rapper raps in an abandoned warehouse and surrounded by mannequins.

On the slow-burning track, the South Bronx rapper lashes out at her haters and fake friends who are jealous of her success. “Let’s just fuckin’ be honest, you ain’t nothing but a fan of mines,” she spits on the chorus. “Let’s just keep it a buck that you ain’t never been a friend of mines.”

EXPANDER: Austin Apocalypse Thrashers Deploy “Cryptosteal” Single

Wasteland thrashers EXPANDER strike with the shredding “Cryptosteal.” The single is the newest track to be issued in advance of the band’s impending second album, Neuropunk Boostergang, nearing release through Profound Lore in the weeks ahead.

Naked Giants To Release “The Shadow” August 21st – “(God Damn!) What I Am” Video Premieres via Magnet Magazine Today

Naked Giants are set to release The Shadow on August 21st, 2020 via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Chris Funk of the Decemberists and follows the Seattle, WA-based trio’s Green Fuzz EP (2019) and debut album SLUFF (2018). Steadily building up their reputation as a tremendous live act, Naked Giants were named Seattle’s best live band by The Seattle Times at the end of 2018 and Rolling Stone named the band one of the “30 Best Artists We Saw” during SXSW that year as well. The trio spent most of the past two years pulling double duty as both members of the Car Seat Headrest live band and also supporting each Car Seat Headrest performance with their own set as Naked Giants as well.

Astronauts at International Space Station Release Music Video Singing Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day To Be Alive”

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have created a one-of-a-kind video of them singing along to Travis Tritt’s hit song, “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive.” Starring commander, Chris Cassidy, and the ISS crew, the video features clips of them living their daily lives in space while lip-syncing to the famous Travis Tritt tune.

Bad Religion Release “Faith Alone 2020”

Acclaimed Los Angeles band Bad Religion have just released a radically reimagined version of their 1990 humanist anthem “Faith Alone.” The re-recording uses an uncharacteristic orchestral arrangement to further accentuate the song’s remarkably relevant lyrics. It is a philosophy Bad Religion have extolled since their very formation and has inspired songs like “The Answer,” “Atheist Peace,” and “American Jesus” that rail against religious hypocrisy and anti-intellectualism.