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Bakir Floyd – 2 A.M. (Official Music Video)

Newark, New Jersey artist Bakir Floyd just released his new single + music video “2AM”. Heartfelt and soothing, the single puts listeners in a lullaby sense of mind in which they daydream about the people they love as Floyd did for his women. Being both adept in singing and rapping, Bakir showcases versatility in the ability to make his feelings transparent in the art of music.

Carly Rae Jepsen Releases Video for New Song “Me And The Boys In The Band”

“On the road. That was the life. I miss travel and performing and my band mates who over the years have become my adopted brothers,” says Carly Rae Jepsen. “Through romantic relationships good and bad I have always found myself again in the late-night conversations with my band. Here’s to all the shows we have played and have yet to play. The late-night dancers we turn into on the long bus drives and the tourists we become in the early mornings. Here’s to nostalgia city and keeping close the ones that know you best. Can’t wait for more. Till then a from home “pick me up” song from all of us to you. Me and the boys and the band! Big thanks to Jack Antanoff, Tavish Crowe, Jared Manerika and Nik Pesut for making this jam come together from a distance.”

Model Child Shares ’90s-Inspired Ode To Crushes “Drain Me” / Debut Album ‘Dropout’ Out October 16

Los Angeles artist Model Child has shared the rattling, punch-drunk new song “Drain Me” off his debut album Dropout, which is now set to release on October 16. The indie-rock project of musician/songwriter Danny Parker, Model Child fuses his experience penning hooky pop songs with his taste for gnarly guitar-riffs and spiky, punk-laden drum beats. “Drain Me” is a scuzzy, sticky summer anthem that illustrates the thrilling, addictive feelings in the early days of a new crush. BlackBook featured the track this morning, hailing it as “all fuzzed guitars and jittery beats, recalling Elastica or perhaps a post-Britpop Blur. And it lyrically seems to both celebrate and lament a budding relationship that is perhaps as detrimental as it is irresistible, all delivered in Parker’s impish vocal aplomb.”

BlackBook Premiere: Model Child’s ‘Drain Me’ is a Jittery Summer Love Anthem

Bobby Deitch Band Presents ‘Work With Whatcha Got’ Album

A soulful, elegantly crafted “Work With Whatcha Got” shows off the Bobby Deitch Band’s impressive, undeniable chops. Going for a truly impressive, all-encompassing sound there is something outright joyous about the way the tracks all come together to create a vast tapestry. Tremendous color pours out of every piece from the taut guitar riffs to the stately horns that punctuate many of the songs. Stylistically he incorporates pieces of funk, jazz, and classic rock into a cohesive whole. By far the true heart and soul of the works comes from his incredible lyricism. Delivered with fire and passion there is an optimism that helps the tracks positively glimmer with hope.

Pom Poko Share New Track “Andrew”

Today Pom Poko are pleased to announce news of their glorious second album, Cheater, that is due for release on November 6th via Bella Union. Between the quartet’s sweet melodies, galvanic punky ructions and art-rock eruptions, Cheater is the sound of a band celebrating the binding extremes that make them so uniquely qualified to thrill.

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

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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Elektra recording group Saint Motel have shared the official video for their latest single “Preach.” Directed by frontman A/J Jackson and longtime collaborator Mario Contini, the video brings the infectious track to life, highlighted by Jackson himself performing choreographed dance moves alongside the LA Roller Girls. Saint Motel embraces pandemic chic culture featuring couture personal protective equipment. Watch the video here. The track is available at all DSPs and streaming services here, and appears on the band’s forthcoming THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK: PART 2, due for release September 18th and serves as the second installment of their three-part album, THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK.


Following the release of his recent EP Farewell, the charismatic Philly born rapper T$AN is back with the lively single and music video “Never Mattered”. Watch HERE. At the early age of eighteen, T$AN is constantly proving himself to be one of Philadelphia’s brightest.


Fresh off the massively successful ‘“Streaming Strings Tour,” Billy Strings has announced today that he and his band will embark on a seven-night tour dubbed the “Meet Me At The Drive-In Tour” which will kick off on Sept 11 for three nights at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The tour will then take the band to the Chicago area for two already sold-out shows on Sept 16 and 17 at McHenry Outdoor Theater and then the band will head to Peoria, IL for two nights at the Expo Gardens on Sept 18 and 19. Show presale tickets are available beginning on Thursday, August 20 at 12 pm ET for Billy Strings newsletter subscribers. Public on-sale begins Friday, August 21 at 12 pm ET. All tickets are available via

Brytiago hace historia al obtener una certificación diamante por parte de la RIAA

Brytiago, el joven intérprete sigue arrasando a su paso en la industria del género urbano a un ritmo indetenible. El cantante celebra hoy el éxito de su tema “Asesina” junto a Darell, el cual tuvo su lanzamiento hace dos años, y la RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) le ha reconocido con una certificación de diamante por sus 12X como disco de platino.


Alternative pop band 7715 releases their latest track and music video for “Lost In Boston” (listen/watch here). An infectious summer vibes track which makes one instantly reminiscent of tropical coastlines instead of New England, “Lost In Boston” is featured on the group’s debut EP, Encino, which is set for release on September 18th. The video was created alongside rising director Ryan Blewett and was shot along the beaches of what the band insists is outside of Boston, MA

Colombian Star Carlos Vives Will Premiere His New Documentary “EL MUNDO PERDIDO DE CUMBIANA”

Carlos Vives will premiere his new documentary, EL MUNDO PERDIDO DE CUMBIANA [The Lost World of Cumbiana], the musical history of his 14th album on the GRAMMY Museum®’s digital museum on Fri, August 21 beginning at 1 p.m. PT. at and Carlos Vives will attend an exclusive conversation with Felix Contreras from NPR Alt Latino to discuss the documentary immediately following the screening. CUMBIANA was directed by Carlos Felipe Montoya and produced by Isabel Cristina Vasquez from Mestiza Films.


Last month Tiana Major9 also gave her fans a unique look into the making of the EP through her autobiographical 4-part miniseries, BEHIND AT THE SIXES AND SEVENS. The series explores the evolution of Tiana and each episode melodically chronicles the expansion of her sound, artistry, perspective and journey to her signing with Motown Records through her music and lyrics.

ATRAMENTUS: Stygian Debut LP From Funeral Doom Band

This week, 20 Buck Spin presents Stygian, the mammoth debut LP from Longueuil, Québec’s funeral doom outfit, ATRAMENTUS. Just days ahead of the album’s release this Friday, Invisible Oranges is hosting an exclusive advance stream of the entire record, paired with an intense interview with the band.

Listen to Bananagun’s “Out of Reach” (Maston Remix)

Maston’s mix of “Out of Reach” slows things down to an easy pace, enabling the original’s rich melodies to sit at the forefront, resulting in an endless earworm. Band leader Nick Van Bakel told us a bit more about why they decided to work with Frank Maston;

Tali Shares Single “Back To You” Via Indie88

Toronto-based R&B/Pop artist Tali shares her new track “Back To You,” the second single from her upcoming EP, Shadows. “Back To You” is a powerful, building ballad about the process of learning and unlearning, growing up, and always finding your way back to yourself. Indie88 premiered the track, praising how it “builds with a sustained guitar line before launching into an explosive chorus.” Shadows is out September 18th.

Matte Blvck – “BARE”

Matte Blvck is an electronic group out of San Diego CA. Producing sounds of sinister pleasures , visual arts and mechanical tinged dance music . The group captures lush dark-synth stylings complimented by gritty industrial anthems, while embodying their affinity for underground techno. Alex Gonzales , Bidi Cobra , and Daniel Corrales serve as the three-piece ensemble . Coming from various influences the trio come together to compliment their vast and scattered ideas to now form their own brand of club aesthetic .

Avant-pop artist Will Wood’s lyric video stimulates discussion on how pop culture regards mental health

Eccentric avant-pop artist Will Wood released a lyric video for his track “Marsha, Thankk You for the Dialectics, but I Need You to Leave”. Off his new third studio release The Normal Album, the song takes a deep dive into discussing mental health and how it’s addressed in today’s society.

Eskoh releases visuals for latest rising single “Do Rite”

Eskoh (“Every Situation Kan Offer Hope”) is the optimistic stage name of Asian-American singer, entrepreneur and businessman Sean Koh. Growing up singing in church, having recorded and toured with his first professional music project at the age of 16 Sean was groomed for greatness!

Joshua Crumbly Releases New Single + Video “Reflection”

Today, bassist, composer, and bandleader Joshua Crumbly released a new single and video titled “Reflection.” The video was directed and edited by Alan Be, and filmed by Drew Robinson. BuzzBandsLA described it as “a song whose warm keys (courtesy of David Cook) and restrained percussion glow with hope, despite what dominates the headlines every day.”