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Rapper Powfu, acclaimed singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin and rapper-producer RXSEBOY have officially teamed up for a brand new version of Italian producer Sista Prod’s breakout phenomenon “Eyes Blue Like The Atlantic.”

NEEDTOBREATHE release ‘Hang On’ video

“We worked with longtime collaborator and friend Jared Hogan on a five-part music video series for Out of Body,” the band shared. “We feel like we captured something that illustrates the story from the album—over two days in the middle of a pandemic—and we’re looking forward to unveiling the other videos in the next few weeks.”

OTF Rhymer MK Mounts Up in “Kick Yo Door” Video

Inspired by his mentor Lil Durk, Chicago rapper MK shares melodic rap anthems about the realities of street life. Today, the Only The Family signee offers a stern warning to the opps with “Kick Yo Door,” his new video. Singing atop gentle guitar loops with his honeyed voice, MK proves a formidable force in music and on the streets: “Boom/Boom/That’s the sound of us knockin’ on yo door/Where the money at, we gon need a tour/You don’t got anything, is you sure?” In the video, MK mean-mugs in a neon-lit Chicago kitchen as he plots his next move.

Daniel Rodriguez Releases Video For “Brother John”

Ahead of the release of his solo debut album Sojourn of a Burning Sun, former Elephant Revival co-founder Daniel Rodriguez shared today the video for his latest single “Brother John.” Directed by Ian Glass, “Brother John” reflects on what Daniel described as music’s “subtle power to melt the hardest of hearts.”

Machine Gun Kelly Releases New Music Video “concert for aliens”

This last week Machine Gun Kelly’s musical career has reached new heights with two big releases “concert for aliens” and “my ex’s best friend” featuring blackbear. Now, Machine Gun Kelly adds to the momentum and unleashes his new music video for “concert for aliens”. Directed by fellow musician and artist Mod Sun, the “concert for aliens” music video immerses MGK into a game show that gets invaded by aliens. The humorous music video gives fans a taste of Machine Gun Kelly’s lively personality.

Fever Queen shares new “Night Vision” video

Today, Fever Queen is premiering her new video “Night Vision” & has announced a debut LP, The World of Fever Queen, via God is in the TV. Check the premiere out here. Fever Queen’s The World of Fever Queen is due out on September 10, 2020 via First To Knock.

Fever Queen debut new video for hypnotic and visceral ‘Night Vision’

Alt-rock group SONS OF SILVER Premiere “Deep Division” Lyric Video via Consequence of Sound

Los Angeles alternative rock group SONS OF SILVER–led by Peter Argyropoulos alongside original Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen, Candlebox bassist Adam Kury, Skillet guitarist Kevin Haaland and keyboardist and esteemed engineer Brina Kabler–have premiered the lyric video for their single “Deep Division” today, August 13. The track is featured on the band’s new EP DOOMSDAY NOISES which was released on July 26 via Universal Music Group/4L Entertainment.

Sons of Silver Premiere Lyric Video for New Single “Deep Division”: Stream

Out Today: Crown Lands Album + “Leadfoot” Video

Lead singer/drummer Cody (who is half Mi’kmaq – them/they) and guitarist Kevin (him/he) are heavily influenced by the likes of Rush/Led Zeppelin/Queen. They are also on a mission to represent a sense of empowerment for marginalized communities, as Cody explains the Canadian band’s name (territorial area belonging to the monarch): “Crown Land is stolen land and we are reclaiming it.”

Thievery Corporation’s ROB GARZA releases “Deep Blue (Riviera Mix)”

While his band Thievery Corporation takes an unexpected but much-needed break due to the COVID-19 pandemic from 25 consecutive years of touring, Rob Garza releases today a special remix of his track “Deep Blue (Riviera Mix)” under his solo moniker GARZA. The original track is taken from his successful debut EP Where The Moon Hides which was released November 2019.

Remember when death metal was fast and crushing? – ASSIMILATION – Tainting The Purity

Band’s frontman Jesse James Jardine wrote:

Remember when death metal was fast and crushing and not just plodding 12 minute long songs about space that make you feel things? When death metal wasn’t just a bunch of nerds showing how much they practiced in their air conditioned bedrooms while the pop tarts their mom made them grow cold on the table? Assimilation remembers, and we would like to remind you of those times with this debut track, enjoy or don’t, whatever.

Art-Pop Chameleon Valerie Lighthart Explores “Intrinsic Femme Nature” In New Single/Music Video “Love & Money”

Milwaukee-based art-pop artist Valerie Lighthart is debuting a new self-directed music video for her latest single “Love & Money,” which includes a featured spot from queer Latinx pop artist Solana. The video was directed by Lighthart herself and also features a cameo by drag-queen Melee Mcqueen.

Fairy-folk artist premieres new single with Elmore Magazine

Shira often finds inspiration in her daily life. “I was sitting on the subway one day and a super cute guy was sitting right across from me. He had his shades and headphones on and was reading a book, but in my mind, he was totally into me. I kept glancing over at him, waiting for him to look at me. Until he finally got up…. and got off the train. Didn’t even notice me. I thought to myself, ‘What if this was the person? What if that was the opportunity and we missed it?'” She explains, “By the time I got home, I had the full song, ‘Birds of a Feather,’ in my head. It was sort of like shouting into the ether- ‘Come find me! I’m here! Don’t let this pass us by!'”

Shira, flying high

Summer Walker Releases “White Tee” Video Featuring No-1 Noah

After netting a top-ten debut on the Billboard 200 with her emotionally-charged EP, Life on Earth, R&B superstar Summer Walker (LVRN/Interscope Records) releases her fun-filled video “White Tee” featuring NO-1 Noah. Directed by Ro. Lexx and Walker, the LVRN songbird partakes in a joyous night out with her closest friends. From impromptu twerk sessions to riding around on ATVs with Smino, Sukihana, Mia Mercy and Ugly Worldwide in attendance, Walker and her crew revel in their playful escapades. Leading up to Walker’s smoldering visual, she celebrated her favorite throwback videos with UNCUT’s inspiration as the primary catalyst. The throwback classics she championed were Khia’s “My Neck & My Back” and Ludacris’ “P—y Poppin.”

Ricky Corleone releases official music video for “Ball In My Court”

Coming up from the streets of Philadelphia, Ricky Corleone is out here doing his think & telling his story in the classic street-ball setting. Fast rapping over a heavy electronic beat of keyboards & drums, not many MCs would be able to maintain the pace along side the speedy flow of Ricky Corleone.

TRIAL: CVLT Nation Premieres “Colony Of Trial” Video; 1 EP By UK Dystopian Thrash Duo Out Now

The band offers, “From a distance our view had now clarified: our assailants a limited force, their equipment aging, soon to expire, their supplies dwindling. The rhetoric they had used against us for so many years now seemed inverted and now applicable to only them: a spent force, their resources and tools now inept, prone to failure and redundancy. We saw their cohorts scoping the landscape for a better deal, soon to depart for good and vanish. Upon this awareness we offered thanks, forging forward and having sealed up their means of future escape: our colony.”

Watch TRIAL build On Apocalyptic Foundations With “COLONY OF TRIAL”

Dolly Spectra Introduces Us to Her Surreal World with “Whatcha Gonna Do” Single & Music Video

31st century leaning indie pop artist Dolly Spectra is proud to announce the forthcoming release of her music video and single for “Whatcha Gonna Do.” Dolly described the upbeat experimental electronic dance pop song as the soundtrack for “when your blood is boiling, your heart is pumping, and you want to go kick ass and take names.” “Whatcha Gonna Do” can best be described as a cold, maximalist soundscape accented by the creative zeal of Dolly and her co-producer Rees Finley.

The Collect Pond Drop Appetizing Video for “Washing Dishes”

The Collect Pond is the newest songwriting engine for Danny Moffat, who made his first record on a 4-track recorder in Bellingham, Washington at the age of 15. Through writing and performing, he continued his musical journey in New Zealand, Seattle, Portland (OR), New York City, and now Boston. He received positive reviews via national press in New Zealand and cracked college radio’s BFM top 10. While in New York, he was the guitarist on rapper Que Believe’s “Diamonds” and a touring guitarist for Brooklyn indie rockers It Was Romance. Moffat was a session musician for hip-hop/EDM producers Soca Rebel and Ray DaPlug at BMJ Studios. As an audio engineer, Moffat worked as an assistant recording engineer under former Passion Pit and Team Spirit member Ayad Al Adhamy at Diamond City Studios.

Hurtwave (feat. members of Dayseeker) Premiere New Song “Bleach” via AltPress

Dayseeker vocalist Rory Rodriguez and drummer Mike Karle announced their new project Hurtwave earlier this summer. For this endeavor, the pair traffic in synths and the output is decidedly different than that of their main band. Today, the band, which is signed to Spinefarm Records, premiered the new song “Bleach” at Alternative Press.

Why Dayseeker members started a dreamy new project as Hurtwave

Scenic Route To Alaska launches new video for “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.

Merely debuts new single on YEAR0001

“To me, the track captures the sense of adventure and possibility that loving someone can bring,” says Merely of the new song, crafted with her partner recently in isolation. She continues, “I wrote my lyrics and recorded the song over one evening and the following day. It felt very much like a stream of counsciousness.”

Cpt Kirk & The Devil Horns release new video for “Always The Same”

Kirk Covington aka Capt. Kirk. is still firing on all cylinders! This is after decades of being a sideman at the forefront of Contemporary Jazz and Fusion music. Performing with legends like Joe Zawinul, Robben Ford and Allan Holdsworth, The Texas native continued to tour the world as a member of Fusion superstars, Tribal Tech. Striking out on his own, the “Capt.” has four solo albums to date, The latest, “Capt. Kirk and the Devil Horns” is a tour-de-force of his immense talent as a singer, pianist, drummer and songwriter.

Atlanta’s CEO Trayle Drops “I Heard” Video Today

Born in the Bronx, New York, CEO Trayle spent most of his childhood in foster care as his mother faced significant challenges in her life. In 10th grade, he officially dropped out of school to be a full-time hustler, studying the streets and having his cousin Andre and his mother’s boyfriends to look up to.

Yella Beezy & Young Thug are Heavyweight Champs in “Headlocc” Video

Tearing up the airwaves with his crackling bars and bluesy melodies, Yella Beezy has the rap game in a head lock. Stepping out of the booth and into the boxing ring, Yella Beezy shares the video for “Headlocc.” A bass-boosted, neck-snapping Texas trap jam produced by Monsta Beatz, “Headlocc” finds the Dallas rapper trading tough-talking verses with Young Thug, promising to bust the heads of anyone who’d dare stand in their way. In the video, directed with comic book flair by Reggie, Beezy and Thugger stop into a boxing gym on a mission to take down the local heavyweight champ. After watching the champ take down his first opponent, Beezy hits the gym with Coach Young Thug, who echoes Angelo Dundee (who coached Muhammad Ali) as he trains Yella for the big fight. When it’s time to fight, Beezy is ready, knocking the champion’s head clean off his body with one punch. With over 9 million streams on its audio, “Headlocc” will appear on Blank Checc, Beezy’s upcoming project.

theLINE Unveil Video For “Metaphor For War” and Tease Upcoming EP

“It’s a song about perseverance and finding your place in the world, defeating the awkwardness of growing up which I think is something all young people struggle with, all over the world. It’s a battle cry for the underdog!! Life in social situations when your young can feel like war.

For the video, we were lucky enough to work with our longtime friends and artist Jamie Lynn and Scottie Daniels on the set design and our good friend Don Tyler directed the shoot.

The song is off our last EP titled “the Mass Debate”, which is essentially the flip side to our new EP which is coming out in October titled “Sour to Punker”.”

Video Premiere: theLine – ‘Metaphor For War’

GRIZFOLK Returns With New Single “Money”

Alternative rock foursome Grizfolk return with new single “Money,” a cool blend of harmonica-led Delta hip-stomp and twinkly barroom keys replete with a catchy-as-hell chorus and refrain (“What would you do for the money?”) as epic as anything the band has released. The song, along with its music video, are the first taste of what’s to come from the band’s upcoming EP release, details tba.

Rising Steel Release Title Track To “Fight Them All”

This is fast and furious heavy metal akin to legends like Nevermore and Annihilator. If you like classic heavy and power metal with a touch of thrash thrown in, then this is for you. Play it loud and let us know what you think.

Olisae – “Waist Side”

“WAIST SIDE” was written as an open “lust letter” to Olisae’s object of desire while letting the world have a peek into their bedroom window. Produced by Shaan Mehta & Keekz, “Waist Side” is a mid-tempo grind piece set over sweetened synth sounds just ripe for summer listening. It’s a track that settles in your hips and is both danceable and something to put on in the bedroom. The collab between Olisae and Shaan on this piece will serve as an introduction to a radio-ready international sound from the pair.