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Slow Pulp release new single & beautiful, patchwork video for “Falling Apart”

Madison, WI-bred and Chicago-based band Slow Pulp–Emily Massey (vocals/guitar), Alexander Leeds (bass), Theodore Mathews (drums), and Henry Stoehr (guitar)– recently announced Moveys, their self-produced debut album, and shared its first single “Idaho.”

The Nude Party To Release “Midnight Manor” October 2nd – Share New Single “Cure Is You” Today

The Nude Party are set to return with their sophomore album, Midnight Manor, on October 2nd via New West Records. The 12-song set was recorded live-to-tape over six days at the Outlier Inn in upstate New York and mixed by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). Midnight Manor is the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut which Rolling Stone heralded as “equal parts ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’ Velvet Underground and Exile on Main Street Stones.” Their debut found the band hitting stages across the globe, appearing at massive festivals like Lollapalooza, All Points East, Splendour In The Grass, Great Escape, Newport Folk Festival, and Bonnaroo where many publications named them one of the best of the festival. They also supported major artists like Jack White and the Arctic Monkeys—both of whom became full-blown fans and vocal supporters of the band.

The Nude Party Share the Origins of New Single “Cure Is You”: Stream

Boo Riley Shares New ‘Subway Party’ Video For Single “Boo Riley”

When asked about the inspiration behind the video, Boo Riley shares, “I was listening to Wilco’s ‘Wilco (The Song)’ and loved the lyric ‘this is aural arms open wide, a sonic shoulder for you to cry on.’ I wanted to write a song inspired by that line, but with Boo Riley’s perspective. The video is an extension of this. We wanted to visualize what we were trying to do sonically.”

Watch Boo Riley’s Fun, Subway-Ready “Boo Riley” Music Video [Premiere]

Moog Music’s Free Synthesizer App Reaches Over One Million Downloads

In March of this year, when social distancing became the norm and creatives around the globe found themselves seeking an outlet for expression, Moog Music delivered a glimmer of hope in the form of its Minimoog Model D mobile app—a tool that has been available to iOS users since early 2018.


Louisville, KY singer/songwriter Mark Charles has released a new single and music video, “Blood Will Always Be,” which was premiered in Flood magazine and is available now on all formats. The former frontman and principal songwriter for indie folk outfit Vandaveer, Mark Charles opted for his given name for his solo endeavor, a project that materialized over a two-year period with his long-time collaborator and Brooklyn-based producer, Justin Craig.

TITAN TO TACHYONS: BrooklynVegan Streams Cactides Debut

New York City-based avant/instrumental metal trio TITAN TO TACHYONS presents their debut album, Cactides. As the album is being prepared to see release through Nefarious Industries this Friday, the entire record is now streaming early at BrooklynVegan, alongside a track-by-track breakdown of the record.

Dan Miraldi’s Folk Laced Single “Buzzin'”

Dan Miraldi is a Cleveland-born, New York City-based singer and songwriter. After releasing four full-lengths and five EPs, 2020 finds the two-time John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist unveiling a new EP, Mood Music For Introverts, alongside a series of singles this year. Working alone, Miraldi wrote, played and sang every note on Mood Music For Introverts. After years of songwriting, recording and DIY van tours, Dan Miraldi is a musical journeyman who can already look back on an adventure-filled career. He has shared show bills with an eclectic bunch of performers such as J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Nelly, Wiz Khalifa, the Wailers, Wild Feathers, the Trews, Wally Bryson of the Raspberries, Beatle offspring James McCartney, Family of the Year, Welshly Arms, Ari Hest, Blackalicious, the Cool Kids, Fiery Furnaces, and even Wang Chung.

Dynamic DMV Duo YungManny and Xanman Share Goofy “Hop Out” Video

16-year-old rapper YungManny is taking over the Mid-Atlantic with his irrepressible energy and unconventional flow. Teaming up with his cousin and frequent collaborator Xanman, Manny shares the video for “Hop Out.” Produced by Sparkheem, “Hop Out” finds the two irreverent teenagers trading bars atop woozy piano and thumping 808, unleashing rapidfire with barely any room to breathe: “Hop out, we finna slide with the mops out/He’s not in school, he might drop out/At least he gon’ slide with that Glock out,” rhymes Manny on the hook. Directed by WHIPALO, the man responsible for many of Manny’s best visual, “Hop Out” is supremely goofy, following Xan and Manny as they bumble their way through an attempt to hide a dead body (the unfortunate individual slipped on a banana peel) in the suburbs. The video shows off the duo’s infectious chemistry, as they dance and rhyme in front of their custom-painted Mustang. “Hop Out” is a highlight track from Confused, YungManny’s recent EP.

Watch Mint Field’s new video for “Delicadeza”

Mint Field was originally formed in Tijuana by frontwoman Estrella del Sol Sánchez and ex-member Amor Amezcua in 2015. The band is now led by vocalist and guitarist Estrella del Sol with Sebastian Neyra on bass and Callum Brown on drums. The band creates a unique blend of avant psych shoegaze that explores the nostalgia and melancholy of daily life with complex rhythms, loud, shimmering guitars, and softly sighing vocals. Emerging from the two most exciting destinations for art and music in Mexico, the atmospheric shoegaze proggers originally formed in Tijuana before relocating to Mexico City where they are now based.

Arlo Guthrie & Jim Wilson Release Poignant Portrait of the Times with “Hard Times Come Again No More”

Legendary folk music icon Arlo Guthrie just released in collaboration with acclaimed solo pianist Jim Wilson a hopeful anthem for a world in crisis with a stunning rendition of the Stephen Collins Foster classic “Hard Times Come Again No More” (Release Date: Friday, July 31, 2020). A companion music video coincides with the single release featuring Guthrie performing in quarantine along with Wilson and featured special guests including vocalist Vanessa Bryan, multi-GRAMMY Award-winning bassist Stanley Clarke, guitarist Andy McKee, a gospel choir, and other notable artists. “Hard Times Come Again No More” is the first release of newly recorded Guthrie material in a decade marking a poignant statement from one of America’s most treasured artists.

Artist: Kai Robinson & Roye – Track: Summer Love

Kai Robinson & Roye are both 19 year old artist/songwriters from the Cayman Islands. Roye was born in Florida with Jamaican descent. Kai was born in London with South African descent. Both raised in the Cayman Islands as you can tell with the flavor of the song!

Watch the new video for “Cumbia de La Fuente” from Bogota’s Meridian Brothers

“‘Cumbia de la fuente’ is a stopping point of the whole theme of the record, both in lyrics and in sound concept. The song is a prayer and an amulet, a search for something that modern human beings are not used to do, due to mechanisation and modern industrial societies. A scream to the nowhere, looking for some answer, which is not given by scientific fetichism nor the political argument, nor the philosophic reason.”
Eblis Alvarez

Personal Space returns w/ “Supine (And Feelin’ Fine)” via FLOOD Magazine

The single premiered on FLOOD Magazine where the band shared, “‘Supine’ is more of a send-off to a certain youthful mindset. [It’s about] getting over yourself and your status obsession, but at the same time feeling like you’ll never really be over any of it. Aging out of the scene. Feeling like you’re the one who’s fallen behind in your peer group. ‘Throwing in the towel never felt so good!'”

Personal Space Announce New LP “A Lifetime of Leisure,” Share “Supine (And Feelin’ Fine)”


Conceived in the 1980s in Mexico and brought to California through the border inside of his 6-month-pregnant mother, Rudy de Anda is releasing his debut solo record, a love letter to the long historical lineage of rock ’n’ roll music as interpreted through his multicultural lens. “I write my own story, I don’t want to be defined by any scene” De Anda proclaims of his personal journey, and his ability to adapt and flit between cities and cultures is part of why L.A. Record has called his sound “deliberately difficult to classify, familiar but novel at the same time.”

Darrel William Herbert premieres “If You Still Believe” on The Big Takeover

“Herbert’s yearning vocals stretch over the production, weathered with experience, as he ruminates about his path in life and in a relationship,” TBT writes about the single. “Herbert’s most personal and heartfelt songwriting yet.”

Oakland’s Body Double shares new single/video “Bitch on Wheels” via Post-Trash

Today Oakland punk band Body Double shares its second single “Bitch on Wheels” which is also the second single from its forthcoming LP Milk Fed, due on the Zum label on Sept. 18.

About “Bitch on Wheels”:

“At around 30 years old, underground musicians start admitting they like very popular bands. It’s too exhausting being niche! I wrote “Bitch On Wheels” right after I was in an all-girl Nine Inch Nails cover band called Miss Piggy, and I was finally forced to love a synthesizer. This song heavily features an Akai AX60, which I like because it only listens to my instructions half the time.” -Candace Lazarou

Lil Yachty releases the video for “Pardon Me (featuring Future and Mike WiLL Made-It)”

Today Lil Yachty releases the video for “Pardon Me (featuring Future and Mike WiLL Made-It)”. The record is on his latest release — and finale of his Lil Boat series — Lil Boat 3, via Quality Control Music / Motown Records.

Repentance Premiere Video for Single, “God For A Day”

Metal band Repentance premiered their official video for “God For A Day” on Decibelmagazine.com. The single is off of their debut album also titled God For A Day due out September 25th via Art is War Records/Intercept Music.

Author, widower: On National Grief Awareness Day Aug. 30, practice gratefulness to cope with loss during Covid-19

To commemorate National Grief Awareness Day, the widower who became nationally known after his wife wrote a heart-wrenching column in The New York Times days before her death says we must recognize grief is a common experience for all, especially during Covid-19.

Jason Rosenthal encourages people to use Aug. 30 – National Grief Awareness Day – as a time of reflection and gratitude. “The global pandemic has forced all of us to think deeply about what ‘loss’ means. Consciously or not, we are all grieving something,” says Jason. “It seems to me that focusing on what we are grateful for will go a long way towards having the fortitude to get through this crisis,” he says.

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Watch Loyal Lobos’ 3D-Printed, Quarantine-Made Miniature World Video Via PAPER MAGAZINE

“The video started out as an idea that could be shaped into a COVID-19 safe production consisting of building miniature sets by myself in my garage, and then shooting the whole project with only four people for the miniatures, and shooting Andrea separately on a stage. In pre-production we settled on five different scenes, with each one having the landscape and effects slightly different and increasingly more surreal until we end up with our final live action scene,” explains director Zach Madden. “It’s been a real learning experience for myself and the whole team, especially for our VFX artist Louis Celano, to create these super interesting scale model composites and 3D prints for the video. I’m particularly happy with how well the video works with the song, and is a testament to Andrea’s writing as well as her input throughout the project.”

IDLES share video for new single “Model Village”

Today, IDLES have shared “Model Village,” the latest single from their forthcoming LP ‘Ultra Mono’ (out Sept 25 via Partisan). “Model Village” decries the often-dangerous small-town fishbowl mentality, while its jet-powered instrumentation leans heavily into the band’s love of hip-hop (Kenny Beats provided additional programming on the album). The song is accompanied by an animated music video directed by Michel Gondry (Daft Punk, Radiohead, The White Stripes) and Olivier Gondry, created in collaboration with WePresent, WeTransfer’s editorial platform. Listen/watch below:

Belgian Alt-R&B duo Yellowstraps team up with French rapper Nelick for “Frissions”

Downtempo synths and relaxed baseline serve as the bedrock for their latest R&B-tinged effort. Performed entirely in French, “Frissons” comes to life as a sweet summer-love song. A tale of the complexities of new love between two young adults, which Nelick narrates with the poise befitting of a Yellowstraps cut.