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DAMM – How the music video ‘Silence’ became a very personal story

We are proud to present the new video for the single “Silence” by DAMM which was released on 24.07.2020. The video clip ‘Silence’ is about trying to stay in the moment, withdrawing from the world or a certain situations for a matter of time. To find inner silence within yourself and to listen to your deepest feelings.

To quote DAMM on her inspiration behind ‘Silence’: “Whilst being in lockdown the noise stopped and made place for an overwhelming silence. I had to capture the feeling of withdrawing myself from the world in a new track, which would remind me of staying true to myself.”

Joel Crouse Releases “On My Way” Video ft. Ed Sheeran, Darius Rucker, Lucy Hale and More

Directed by Rob Norris and featuring friends and fans from around the world expressing thanks to loved ones who have been shown up for them, “On My Way” includes cameos from song co-writer and global superstar Ed Sheeran, three-time GRAMMY award-winner Darius Rucker and actress Lucy Hale.

“It’s not strictly about suicide, but that’s what we had in mind,” Crouse shared with Rolling Stone. “People hitting low points and letting those thoughts get the best of them. People get this weird perception that musicians, actors, athletes…they all have it together and life is perfect. But one thing everyone shares in common is we all get down.”

Be Well share raw and heartfelt “Magic” ahead of new album

Fronted by prolific record producer Brian McTernan (Turnstile, Thrice, Hot Water Music), Be Well marks McTernan’s unexpected, but welcomed return to the other side of the glass. The band also includes guitarists Mike Schleibaum (Darkest Hour) and Peter Tsouras (Fairweather), bassist Aaron Dalbec (Bane), and drummer Shane Johnson (Fairweather).

Aluna Releases New Single and Video, ‘Envious.’

Today, Aluna releases her brand new single “Envious”, the fourth track to be released from her upcoming debut solo album ‘Renaissance’, out on August 28th via Mad Decent. The new track was featured alongside a new interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, and is accompanied by her empowering official music video directed by Hamadou Frederic Balde.


“It’s been amazing to see the fan reaction to ‘Who Am I’ so far. We wanted to keep this video simple and let the performance speak for itself,” the band shared. “We are working on some new ideas specifically with this track, so we hope fans and everybody keep an eye out for that.”

YATRA: Decibel Magazine Premieres Title Track From All Is Lost

Maryland-based doom metal trio YATRA will release their crushing third album, All Is Lost, this October through Grimoire Records. The first single from the album comes by way of the opening title track, now playing exclusively at Decibel Magazine.

Track Premiere: Yatra – ‘All is Lost’

Watch Fever Queen’s new “You, You” video

Fever Queen is the music and moods of Chicago-based songwriter Eleanor Rose Lee. On her debut album, The World of Fever Queen, Lee conjures up stark, psychy sounds and knockout melodies that cohere into a singular, one-woman vision of love, dreams, and hesitations.

BARELY CIVIL Shares “The Worst Part of December” Video

Take This to Heart Records will be releasing the sophomore LP from Barely Civil, I’ll Figure This Out, on September 4th. The record was produced by Chris Teti (TWIABP, Fiddlehead), mastered by Dan Coutant (Lemuria, Weatherbox), and follows 2018’s debut album We Can Live Here Forever. The band has shared “The Worst Part of December” with chorus.fm today via a video that showcases the track’s fragile and frigid sense of isolation.

Carlie Hanson Releases New Track “Good Enough”

Rising alt-pop star Carlie Hanson is back with a sincere new track in “Good Enough.” The 20-year-old opens up about one of the darkest periods of her life and the process of coming out on the other side. The song is filled with passion and emotion which seeps through every lyric sung. With upbeat production from Mitch Allan and Anthony Jones, “Good Enough” comes shortly after her last release, “Stealing All My Friends” which tackled another challenging topic – drug abuse.

Lunchbox share their “Dream Parade” video

Lunchbox’s Tim Brown and Donna McKean have been making records in their Oakland, California basement for two decades, inspired by 1960s/70s AM-radio pop and TV show theme music, punk, C86, and mod à la The Creation and The Jam. From the sonically-inventive indiepop of The Magic of Sound (1999) to the dub-influenced psychedelia of Evolver (2001) to the critically-acclaimed bubblegum of Lunchbox Loves You (2013), the couple have established a sound all their own.

Chiminyo shares new single ‘See Me’ (ft. K.O.G)

Today, the unclassifiable London percussionist and producer Chiminyo has shared a new single from his long-awaited debut album “I AM PANDA”, which is due out 25th September via London tastemaker label Gearbox Records.

August Brodie Shares New Video for “Playing For Keeps”

Ontario-based alternative rock artist August Brodiehas shared a new video for his latest single “Playing For Keeps” today, premiering now with Substream Magazine. Set to a soundtrack of alternative rock blending with pop influences, “Playing For Keeps” depicts the stage at the end of a volatile relationship when it becomes too toxic to maintain. Fans can check out the video, directed and shot by Laura-lynn Petrick and edited by Spaced Visuals.

PREMIERE: August Brodie releases new single+ video “Playing For Keeps”

Baltimore rapper DDm shares “much needed escapist anthem for 2020” “Stop My Bag” with FLOOD Magazine

Over the past several years, DDm has been crowned an all-time favorite in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. Rising from the battle-rap circuit to a star solo performer in his own right, his 2019 solo debut ‘Beautiful Gowns’ serves as an introduction to the rest of the world, bottling the east coast rapper’s bravado, wit, humor, and heart into one original package. Today DDm shares his new single, “Stop My Bag” with FLOOD Magazine along with remixes from Ballroom luminary Byrell the Great and Swagger Like Us founder/producer davomakesbeats. FLOOD Magazine calls the track a “much needed escapist anthem for 2020”. You can listen to all three here.

DDm Shares New Single “Stop My Bag” Along with Remixes from Byrell the Great and davOmakesbeats

Carriers returns with new single “Without You” via American Songwriter

“‘Without You’ is one of the first songs I wrote this year, about a month before my city officially shut down. I had so many plans for 2020. I just turned 30, was ready to go record my second album and hit the road again. Plans change, but I’ve been impacted for the better by this time of distant connection. Also, it’s been truly humbling to see the reach of my music after having listeners contact me from around the world asking how they can be supportive while everything’s on hold.

Carriers Finds Confidence in Raw, New Single


SUPREME UNBEING is a mysterious rock/metal band led by vocalist/prophet Zac Red who acts as the physical form of our collective consciousness, the ambient quantum entanglement of our most personal thoughts. After observing the world for some 30 years, Zac Red has set out on a quest with fellow prophets D. Vine, Unknown and Al Mytee to shed some light over our present existence through the medium of heavy riffs, astounding solos, and philosophically intriguing lyrics.

Jan Vogler and Hélène Grimaud performing 8/22 on NEW live stream platform DREAMSTAGE

The livelihoods of musicians worldwide have been disrupted and incomes shattered by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. DREAMSTAGE is the next generation premium ticketed live performance audio/video platform and a dynamic solution for musicians of all genres, both iconic and up-and-coming, allowing them to connect with their audiences and monetize their performances since most are restricted from touring.

DREAMSTAGE’s box office is open now, with their first live event this Saturday, August 22, featuring world-renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud and cellist Jan Vogler. Daily concerts of musicians of all generations will include world music star Pape Diouf, musical and chanson singer Ute Lemper, renowned violinist Gil Shaham, and many others. All events are live, never pre-recorded. For a complete event line-up visit the box office at DREAMSTAGE.LIVE.