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“I believe that the more important the dream is,” 23-year-old John Lindahl says, “the more you’re going to get knocked down.” Born in Silver Spring, Maryland (he coincidentally shares Montgomery County roots with Logic), John was raised in Southern California’s Orange County, in a house filled with music. Growing up, he assumed everyone could sing. “I thought that all kids could match pitch because I could naturally do it,” he says. His mother put him onto Michael Jackson, but it was the singing, dancing, piano playing, and choreographed acrobatics of the classic MGM musical Singin’ In The Rain that sealed the deal for John, especially Donald O’Connor singing “Make ‘Em Laugh.” At age five, he was cast into local musical theatre productions.

Analog Players Society Drops Video Preview For “One Note Samba”

Analog Players Society is proud to announce TILTED, the first title in a 2-part series. TILTED captures a single live acoustic jazz session at The Bridge Studio that was transformed into the cinematic, loop-based, instrumental, beat-driven fractal art that is Soundtrack to a Nonexistent Film. The albums stand side-by-side to the classic, sample-heavy production of Hip-Hop’s Golden Age. The live jazz recordings put you in the club with the musicians and the remixes put you on the street, deep in our new reality. TILTED is out August 28, 2020 (on Ropeadope Records) with Soundtrack to a Nonexistent Film following on October 30, 2020.

Drug Couple Share EP ‘Choose Your Own Apocalypse’ Out Now Via PaperCup Music

Brooklyn-based duo Drug Couple share their sophomore EP, Choose Your Own Apocalypse, released through PaperCup Music. Last week, New Noise Magazine premiered the record — an oddly prescient collection of songs about finding someone special to share the end-times with.

EP Premiere: Drug Couple – Choose Your Own Apocalypse


“‘Dreaming, backwards’ is a song about recognizing how I’ve sabotaged my dreams and aspirations,” Vos says. “I got married young when I wanted to be unattached and travel the world freely. I had a baby long before I was ready to be a mother and unsure if I ever wanted to have kids. I did both of these while wanting to pursue my artist career but continued to put that dream last. I sabotaged myself because I was so focused on doing the “right” things. I made this music video with my five-year-old son in an effort to heal the disjointed relationship I’ve had with dreams and reality. They can coexist I can feel young and free, I can be sad, I can be happy, I can feel detached, I can recognize my mistakes, and I can move forward.”

Shannon LaBrie Releases New Song “Raining Hallelujah”

Following the recent announcement of Shannon Labrie’s upcoming LP release, Building, available on Sept. 25, the “Firewalker” singer-songwriter has delivered a new track off the album, titled “Raining Hallelujah.” A timely song centered on perseverance and resilience, journalist Johnathan Frahm with For Folk Sake recently spoke about the track, calling it “a reminder that kindness and healing is just around the bend… packaged in intimate roots rock that speaks straight to the heart of overarching society.”

Premiere | Shannon LaBrie – Raining Hallelujah

LA-based indie-rock band, RVRSIDE, drops alt-grunge “Welcome to Paradise” cover

Consisting of front-woman Jessica Vaughn, a songwriter and vocalist whose music has been heard on a variety of top networks, including Netflix, MTV, NBC, ABC and more, songwriter and producer Curtis Peoples, who has a storied musical past as a songwriter for artists like Pierce The Veil and Third Eye Blind, and producer Colin creeV, who has produced big names like Jez Dior, hot up-and-comers like Traces, and even Third Eye Blind (of which he is a band member), Rvrside came together over a love of grunge, pop, and dirty synths.

Krief shares new album “Chemical Trance” + focus track ‘I love you just the same’

Patrick Krief has turned on, tuned in, dropped out and come out the other side with a psychedelic masterpiece of secular shamanistic humanism. On Krief’s new full-length Chemical Trance, set for release on August 14, the Montreal musician taps into that holy intersection of divine and mortality, confronting his own vulnerabilities in a beautiful cacophony.

Big Havi Pays Tribute to His Grandparents in “Testimony” Video

Big Havi processes his emotional trauma through cathartic and melodic rap music. Paying tribute to his grandparents, who fought for a better life for their family, Havi shares “Testimony,” his new video. Rhyming with a lightning-quick auto-tuned flow atop mournful guitars and thumping 808s, Havi reflects on his painful past, before defiantly pledging to make a better life for himself: “I remember them days I was down like a hill/I remember when momma couldn’t pay no bills.” Directed by BCPBrandon, the video switches between shots of Havi performing in his East Atlanta neighborhood with vintage photos of Havi’s late grandparents, providing a revealing glimpse at where Havi comes from and where he’s going. “Testimony” is the latest video from Havi’s No Pen No Pad Just Pain EP, following the Qasquiat-directed “Blood N My Eyes,” which incorporated footage of Atlanta’s Black Lives Matter protests.

Seint Monet Drops Video For Ethereal Debut Single “Bloom”

“Bloom” was written by Camden Mueller (Prince Fox), Mia Shelton, Miette Hope, and Johnluke Lewis (LANY), who also produced the track, as well as Chris Gehringer (Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Lizzo) who mastered is the title track. It speaks to the beginning of a relationship; how it feels as though you’re simultaneously budding and diving in. It’s a whirlwind in the best way. This song also symbolizes the birth of Seint Monet as an artist, as well as her brand. “Bloom” is the title track and first song off her debut EP out in September.

LA’s CrowJane releases stop action video “Terminal Secrets” via Post-Punk.com

“What is under the mask of the face that you portray to the world?” asks Los Angeles-based artist CrowJane. An appropriate question from a music and visual artist whose art carries a heavy dose of mystery and dense musicality that is alluringly elusive yet primally irresistible. Premiering the first single and video “Terminal Secrets” on darkwave tome Post-Punk.com, CrowJane explores the the darkest reaches of alternative and punk and mines them for inspiration.

Warpark release punchy and powerful punk song, “Slug”

Vocalist/guitarist Simon Arcenio shares: “‘Slug’ and its video counterpart are brutish critiques of our psychological and cultural attachment to assault rifles. It speaks to the irony of our American desire for autonomous self-protection and self-preservation, even at the expense of human lives. We believe that the same strict laws that apply to driving responsibly can translate over to safer ownership and operation of weaponry. The song hopes to influence a culture that will ultimately take automatic assault rifles off the streets, and lead to more responsible gun ownership.”

NARCISSISTIC NECROSIS: Calgary brutal deathgrinders stream new track “Superstition Reborn”

Narcissistic Necrosis is gearing up for their upcoming debut album, The Art of Deformity, which comes out on August 28th. The Calgary, Alberta deathgrind brutes unveils the album’s 09th track, “Superstition Reborn,” as the final and the third single.

Calgary’s Narcissistic Necrosis Deliver Brutality on New Single “Superstition Reborn” [Premiere]


Having recently revealed his sophomore single Hideous to widespread acclaim, rising LA based newcomer mehro reveals the stellar video to the hauntingly beautiful cut. Showcasing mehro’s beguiling vocal over plucked guitar strings, Hideous sees the hotly tipped artist lament the loss of a relationship over a chorus that will remain with you long after first listen.

Jerry Joseph Releases Unintentionally Timely “Dead Confederate”

On Friday, Jerry Joseph released the final single, “Dead Confederate,” leading up to the release of The Beautiful Madness, produced by Patterson Hood with Drive-By Truckers as his band, due on August 21. Jason Isbell plays guitar on this unintentionally timely song. “Dead Confederate” was included in Rolling Stone Country’s Music Picks for the Week and in Glide Magazine, Jim Hynes raved, “‘Dead Confederate’ should receive consideration for ‘Song of the Year’.”

RS Country Music Picks: Week of August 17th

Shinedown Breaks Record For Most #1s On Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with “Atlas Falls”

Multi-platinum band Shinedown has broken the record for the most #1s ever in the 39-year history of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, scoring their 16th #1 hit this week with “Atlas Falls.” This also marks the band’s 17th #1 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart and their sixth consecutive #1, following “How Did You Love,” “DEVIL,” “GET UP,” “MONSTERS” and “ATTENTION ATTENTION.” PRESS HERE to listen to “Atlas Falls”, which offers a powerful message of optimism and faith in humanity amid the COVID-19 pandemic –