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New Release Alert: Sophie Beem, Petty

Her latest single “Petty” explores a deeper side, pulling from her past experiences in the dating world. A complicated relationship led Sophie to write this personal song that aims to empower young women in similar situations. When describing the motivation behind the single, Sophie said, “Petty is about the mind games we play to get attention from the people we like; from trying to make them jealous by kissing other people, to pushing them away on purpose and playing hard to get. Petty asks “Are you finally done being petty?” I wrote it as an anthem for everyone who has experienced this frustrating aspect of a relationship.”

Sophie Beem Drops New Single ‘Petty,’ an Anthem About ‘Mind Games’


The highly anticipated Reggae Gold 2020 will be released on August 28th on VP Records. The album compilation includes some of the biggest reggae and dancehall hits over the last year and more. Pre-orders will be available tomorrow, August 7th.

Including a number of exclusive and lead tracks, Reggae Gold features “Different Ranking” from trap-dancehall artist Squash, “Inches” from the Queen of Dancehall, Spice, which glorifies the long lengths of her hair extensions, “Spend Nuff Money” by Noah Powa, “Mi Luv Yuh” by Queen Ifrica and “Nah Let Go” by Konshens. All singles have videos premiering leading up to the album release.

Out Now! Behind The Horror Release Debut LP “Burn Up This Truth”

With the wind from their debut EP still strong under their wings, Modern Metal duo “Behind The Horror” prepare to release their first full length album – ‘Burn Up This Truth’. Their campaign of carnage will unleash its full wrath onto the world 08/10/2020 and will demonstrate the full power of “Behind The Horror”

Keith Mosfet – “Change Your Mind”

“When I was writing the lyrics for my new single “Change Your Mind”, I hoped to describe the feelings of leaving your home for better and new horizons. But fighting the fact that it hurts to leave loved ones. This softer side of me is paired with my love of psychedelic, high-energy guitars and souring yet raw emotional vocal melodies, perfectly complementing the array of emotions felt while leaving things behind.”

ATL and Chicago Connect: Memo600 Recruits Yung Mal for “Check The Score”

A people’s champ in his native Chicago, Memo600 racks up views by the million with his neck-snapping drill bangers. Pulling up from half-court on his haters, the Only The Family-signed rapper shares “Check The Score,” his latest anthem. The song has an appearance from Atlanta rapper Yung Mal, whose fast-talking, smooth-flowing delivery provides a thrilling contrast with Memo’s guttural, emphatic, and deliberate bark. Rhyming above a rapid high-note guitar arpeggio, Mal and Memo take a look around at their competition and finds it lacking–if rap is a game, they’re winning in a blowout: “Brought this glizzy betta check the score/That boy on the floor.” In the video, directed by Diesel Films, Memo600 and Yung Mal turn up in ATL backstreets with a crew of homies, including Mal’s frequent rhyme partner Lil Quill, flashing cash and posing by a red Lamborghini.

Artist: Ross Victory – Track: Cali Crusin’

Ross Victory is an American music artist. Having grown up on the smooth soul of the 1990s—Jon B., Babyface, Donell Jones, Boyz II Men, and Toni Braxton, inspired by the world best songwriters, Ne-Yo and The Dream, Ross used music to cope with isolation he felt growing up but also to blend creative elements and topics into musical form. Ross music style ranges from sincere, smooth songs with metaphysical and sensual references to upbeat club songs.


Born in Libya, GASHI spent much of his young life as a refugee, moving from country to country. His family eventually settled in Brooklyn, NY, where he was introduced to music at a very young age. GASHI absorbed a melting pot of musical influences throughout his youth, resulting in the formation of his own unique sonic palette that blends together different genres of music. His dynamic sound has allowed GASHI to collaborate with a wide range of talents ranging from Chris Brown to Travis Scott. In the last couple of years, he released his self-titled debut album, sold out venues all across the globe, and has accumulated nearly 550 million streams with over 90 million video views worldwide.

Hear the newest single off al Riggs and Lauren Francis’ Bile and Bone, “Love Is An Old Bullet”

Out September 18th on Horse Complex Records, the single premiered on For The Rabbits calling it “a further reminder that the combination of al and Lauren might just have made one of the year’s most compelling records.”

[PREMIERE] al Riggs & Lauren Francis – Love Is An Old Bullet


Stunna Girl, the 22-year-old upstart known for the #RUNWAYCHALLENGE that swept TikTok off its feet last year, debuts a new single today, “Lil Boy Cash,”. Armed with a hunger that has moved her career along quickly in its early stages, Stunna Girl flies through “Lil Boy Cash” with the presence of someone that’s been here before. The results are exciting, to say the least.

SECRET OF BORIS Release Official Music Video for “Don’t Mention Love”

Dallas, TX based, Electronic Infused Metal band SECRET OF BORIS has released the official music video for “Don’t Mention Love.” Directed by Joe Manco (Little Spark Films), in association with Samhain Productions, and recorded and mixed by Alex Gerst at Empire Sound Studio in Carrollton, TX, “Don’t Mention Love” sees SECRET OF BORIS continuing to develop their combination of heavy guitars, electronics, anger, sadness, and now with a bit of disco.

Vic Mensa shares new song “No More Teardrops”

Reprise, a collection of songs curated by Roc Nation, is a forthcoming initiative comprised of multiple artists uniting to let their voices be heard in musical protest. This collection of songs was compiled with hopes to bring awareness to social justice issues. A portion of proceeds will go to funding organizations that support victims of police brutality, hate crimes, and other violations of civil rights.


This past weekend, Kenshi Yonezu, performed for Fortnite’s virtual Battle Royale Game, as the first Asian artist ever. During the performance, Yonezu’s name was immediately trending #1 on Twitter Worldwide. The singer-songwriter and music producer also released his 5th studio album, STRAY SHEEP, just days prior. The pre-sales for the album hit 1 million copies, and his music video for “Campanella” is sitting at over 6 million views in less than a week. The album wasted no time taking over the iTunes Charts; skyrocketing to #1 under the J-Pop category in over 30 Countries/Regions, along with garnering various positions within the top 20 All Genres category in 22 Countries/Regions, 6 of which hit #1. In addition, STRAY SHEEP achieved #1 in 54 Countries/Regions under the J-Pop Apple Music Albums Chart.

American Australian duo RIP YOUTH releases their Aussie electropop hit “You Love” Worldwide

Radikal Records is proud to announce the signing of RIP Youth, the American Australian DJ/writer/production duo consisting of Dylan Bowes and James Maas. After having penned a plethora of hits for a number of other artists, the longtime best friends felt the time was right to start curating their own artist project.

THE DODIES Release Imaginative New Animated Video For Single “Alien”

“I wrote Alien when I was a patient in one of southern Israel’s psychiatric departments. I would often refer to myself as an alien that speaks a different language and has a different understanding of things than humans do. I wrote the song in accordance with how I felt whether it was a “wrong” way of thinking or not. It was my truth and I wanted to stick to it with a sort of ‘fuck you, I’m depressed’ attitude. Although the lyrics are harsh and the instrumentation is aggressive, I did my best to keep the song melodic” says Yoni.

Lasse Passage Shares “Heartbeat” Single

Oslo-based, indie folk artist Lasse Passage shares his new single, “Heartbeat,” along with a Summer Remix of the track. “Heartbeat” is the second single from the upcoming album, Sunwards, due out August 28th via Sofa Music. The track is a light, uptempo slow burner of a song, driven by Lasse’s shimmering fingerpicking and soft vocals and enhanced by Noah Georgeson’s (Joanna Newsom, Devandra Banhard, Norah Jones) warm production. It’s a quirky love song, about that realization that the other person is physically affecting your body too — even the tempo of your heartbeat.

Brit duo AVAWAVES release single and video “Mulholland II”

The classically trained pair, Anna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer, create ambient soundscapes based on intricate interplay between violin and piano. Both are composers in their own right—Brouwer for film and television, and Phoebe for the U.K.’s Royal Ballet School—but it is through AVAWAVES that the pair carve out their own musical identity in collaboration with each other.

Darkwave Artist DISSONANCE Releases New EP, “Trials”: An Account Of Empathy’s Cost

Darkwave act DISSONANCE has announced the release of their new maxi-EP, Trials; the second in a series of three EPs. The visualizer for the track, “Trials” (Origin Mix) made its premiere on ReGen Magazine on August 9th.

“A friend I love was in pain. I was, also, because it hurt me not to be able to alleviate his pain. There was nothing I could say or do. It was torture for me to know he was angry and hurting and I was helpless to do anything about it. I wrote this song for him.” – Cat Hall (Dissonance)

ReGen Premiere: Dissonance presents visualizer clip for Origin mix of new “Trials” single

Callum Pitt shares folk roots single “Fault Lines”

Callum Pitt’s sound combines finger-picked folk riffs with a stunning falsetto voice and rich harmonies. His previous releases have frequently landed on Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday playlists across Europe and Asia, amassing over three-million plays in the process. 2020 is set to see at least three new singles from Callum, providing the process isn’t further disrupted by the pandemic.



German indie three-piece KOJ share their new single “Human Love” along with a music video. It’s the fifth and final single from the bands Long Branch Records label debut album “HOME” coming August 21st, 2020.

Nora Rothman Releases New Album, ‘enough’ ft. Blush Wilson & Ohrkid, Out Now

A project culminated from self-actualization, international collaborations in the time of COVID-19, and even “witchy revenge fantasies,” Nora Rothman has released her brand new album enough. A folk soul meets electronic pop LP, enough is the artist’s exploration of the “dark underbelly” of pop music. Delivered with a riveting combination of mesmerizing vocal arrangement and stripped back production, the album solidifies Rothman’s evolution from purely a singer / songwriter, to now also a producer.

Alt-Metal band FENISIA announce new album ‘The Spectator’ out October 30, new music video & single

Italian alternative metal band Fenisia will release their new full-length album entitled The Spectator on October 30, 2020 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Ray Sperlonga (American Idol) at Rosary Lane Studios, mastered by Collin Davis (Imagica, Deeds of Flesh) at Imperial Mastering, and the cover art was designed by Charles Prabowo at Blackout Brother.

Thirsty Curses to Release Music Video on 8/4/2020 – “Bruises On Your Shoulders”

Raleigh, N.C.-based indie rock band Thirsty Curses has released a new music video for their song “Bruises On Your Shoulders,” which is from Thirsty Curses’ self-titled label debut. The music video was directed by band member Clayton Herring and filmed at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center theatre in Wilson, NC. The music video stars several actors from the Raleigh drama community, and was co-produced by faculty and staff from Studio 67 in Nashville, NC. Here is the link to the video:


Dead Swells Share Self-Titled Debut Album, LP Out Now Via Artist Formula Record Group

Last Friday, Charleston-based psych-rock quintet Dead Swells released their debut album, Dead Swells, via Artist Formula Record Group. Northern Transmissions premiered the self-titled release, streaming the record in full and offering a statement from Dead Swells frontman Paul Nederostek. Dead Swells is out now on all streaming platforms.

Dead Swells Stream New Full-length