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Rising Canadian singer/songwriter/producer Goody Grace enlists longtime friend G-Eazy and rap legend Juicy J for “Nothing Good,” out today via Atlantic Records. The new song, produced by The Futuristics, arrives alongside a stunning accompanying video starring Uncut Gems actress, Julia Fox.

ECORSE CREEK ORCHESTRA Reveals Sopranos-Inspired New Single, “Run Runaway”

ECORSE CREEK ORCHESTRA has revealed the Sopranos-inspired second single, “Run Runaway,” from the upcoming album, Tales from the Watershed.

“Being a huge ‘Sopranos’ fan, it just felt right to base the song on the subplot story of Jackie Aprile Jr., who in his ambition thought it would be a good idea to hold up a high stakes card game,” explains producer, songwriter and band spokesman Dean Carls. “If you know the story, then you know it didn’t turn out well.”

Out Today EVERYTHING ALWAYS New Release from Desert Noises

Today, Desert Noises releases their third album Everything Always. The band recorded this effort in their adopted hometown of Nashville with producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses), who built upon the group’s melodic rock sound.

Japanese Rapper Awich Releases Her Major Label Debut EP “Partition” TODAY!

In just a few short years Awich has established herself as one of Japan’s top hip-hop artists and is actively working to redefine the hierarchy of the community in Japan, both in regards to women in hip hop, as well as around the Black Lives Matter movement. The Japanese rapper has also been attracting growing attention and acclaim internationally. Awich was featured on Red Bull and 88rising’s long form documentary “Asia Rising: The Next Generation of Hip Hop” as one of the leading rappers in Asia. She’s also done collabs with the likes of Polish rapper Tymek and Brazilian MC Krawk amongst others.

Hillary Capps Releases Poignant New Ballad “I Didn’t Know”

“I wrote this song following the 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. I was deeply saddened and impacted by this event and couldn’t shake the idea of loosing someone so unexpectedly, before their time. We’re only here briefly. I wrote the ballad as a reminder to myself and others to tell the people we love how much they mean to us, while we are able. I wanted to release the song now as a single, because it’s taken on a new meaning for me with everything that is happening in the world. So, I dedicate it not only to the families of those lost in the Florida shooting four years ago, but to all of the families impacted by COVID-19, to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and the countless other black lives that have been lost unjustly, and really to anyone who may need this song. My hope in sharing it now is that it offers some peace, solace, connection and solidarity.”

Track Out Today from Alfah Femmes – “No Need to Die”

“No Need to Die” is the title track from Alfah Femmes’ upcoming album of the same name. The album releases on October 24th.

“No Need to Die” is a love confession in the circumstance of different battles, both internal and with the outside world. The musical layer might evoke associations with family adventure movies from the ’80s or retro anime soundtracks, but it also hints at 2000s artist-driven dance-pop classics as well as contemporary experimental pop.

Singer-Songwriter Lauren Mann Releases First Single From New Album Out This October

Memory & Desire is Lauren Mann’s fourth album, and decisively her most honest and vulnerable, chronicling the years following her last release, Dearestly, with the ending of a marriage, the rediscovery of self, and the exploration of love, community, and meaning. All of this comes through on the first single ‘Missing You’, a song of longing that Lauren wrote in the midst of a Canadian tour.

Exclusive Premiere: Watch Lauren Mann’s New Video “Missing You”


“Diamond Hearts” follows the release of their inspiring debut single “Rainbow,” which the girls describe it as “a song built out of love, in order to spread love, to people all over the world who deserve love. “Rainbow” is a song dedicated to all of humanity. We want everyone to know that you can make a rainbow anywhere.”

Souldier Shares “I Wear Shades” Video Via XS Noize, Single Out Today Via Kobalt

Today, the Danish guitarist and songwriter Asger Tarpgaard is releasing the warm, thoughtful single “I Wear Shades” via XS Noize as he presents his brand new project Souldier. Souldier’s music is inspired by older British and American songwriter traditions. The track tells the story about hiding yourself behind a pair of sunglasses — at some point, you should consider taking them off.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Souldier – I Wear Shades

Rey Pila profiles the Mexican Underground via Talkhouse

With two full-length albums and multiple other releases as well as tours supporting luminaries like Interpol & Brandon Flowers under their belt, and having had their work produced, promoted, and put out by the likes of Julian Casablancas (The Strokes, Cult Records), the Mexico City four-piece Rey Pila —whose name means “King Battery” in Spanish—are fully charged to release their Dave Sitek-produced (TV On The Radio) new album Velox Veritas out today via Arts & Crafts MX.

LA’s indie-electronic artist, Stephen just released ‘Akrasia’

The album chronicles his struggle with the compulsive pursuit of pleasure, and touches on the subjects of love, addiction, meditation, and the exploration of self. It is his first full-length album release since his Lyme disease diagnosis in 2016, which followed his widely praised debut Sincerely, featuring the hit single “Crossfire” which has amassed over 200mm streams alone.


jxdn Unveils Powerful Music Video for New Song “Pray”

The track offers a deeply honest, intimate, and grit-filled exploration of his struggles with depression, which included two suicide attempts. Juxtaposing a consistent sonic cadence against lyrical duality throughout its verses, “Pray” culminates in a powerful showing of resilience, courage, and hope.

Check out “Look Alive” The New Music Video From SoCal Skate Punks CHASER

California skatepunk unit CHASER have unveiled a music video for their latest single “Look Alive.”


With over 135 million YouTube views and 20 million streams to date, powerful artist and vocalist Whitney Woerz stuns again with new track “Retrograde,” out today. Letting out jazz-y runs, hypnotic hooks, and an unfiltered operatic scream from the gut, Whitney sparks a physical reaction with every performance in the studio and on stage, and new track “Retrograde” certainly doesn’t miss the mark.

ELYSIUM – “Turn around”

Elysium is a Folk Gothic Rock band with female vocals and violin drawing inspiration from early Whitin Temptation and Nightwish, as well as from the most popular European prog & folk rock acts like Anathema, Eluveite & Pineapple Thief. The band makes frequent incursions in classic rock, folk and prog. The use of keyboards and orchestration sequences enriches the songs and adds a symphonic edge to them, going to duet with violin and guitar.

Artist: Carl Scogland & Young Gage – Track: Unstoppable

Unstoppable features Carl Scogland & Young Gage, two independent artists who came together to fuse rap/rock elements in this energetic and power driven debut. Unstoppable leans on a linkinpark style influence, full of well constructed and uplifting rap verses, and an encouraging chorus that most likely will stay stuck in your head for days. This track is surely one that can lift our spirits in such a a difficult time – as 2020 has been for so many of us!

MUDD FLUX – New Single/Official Video ‘Not Forgotten’

US metal group Mudd Flux have released their first new material since the release, via Sliptrick Records, of their excellent recent album Light the Skies Electric. The track “Not Forgotten” has been very well received by fans at live shows since it’s inception and while the single is as heavy as “Light the Skies Electric”, it also has a groovier feel and more aggressive vocals. The vocals, by Becky Scheufler, are front and center in the production, lending a gritty, blues-laden vibe, that is sharply complimented by the heavy riffs everyone has come to expect from Mudd Flux. Not Forgotten is available on all major digital platforms.

BTS Sets New World Record For The Most Views On YouTube In 24 Hours

Global superstars BTS set a new all time record with the “Dynamite” music video.

According to Youtube, the music video for “Dynamite” amassed 101.1 million views after 24 hours of its release. This marks the most views for a music video in its first 24 hours on Youtube. The video also set a new all-time record for the biggest music video Premiere with over 3 million peak concurrent viewers immediately upon release.

Pigeons and Planes “Ones To Watch” Amilli releases new single “Green Eyes”

Listed as one of Pigeons and Planes’ Artists To Look Out For in 2019 (alongside names such as Summer Walker and Omar Apollo), the 20-year old artist from a small mining town in Germany has made the blogosphere’s ears prick up with her soulful voice, devil-may-care style and unpretentious pop sensibility since 2018 breakout single “Rarri”, and in recent releases such as “I’m Not Tryna Be Your Girl”.

Pigeons and Planes “Ones To Watch” Amilli releases new single “Green Eyes”

Sir Winston drops twisted ‘My Girl’ remix of Hollywood Hills

Following up on Sir Winston’s most recent single ‘Hollywood Hills’ (100K + streams to date), My Girl is the first of several remixes of the track to be released over the coming months.

Goo Goo Dolls Announce First-Ever Holiday Album “It’s Christmas All Over”

Today, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have announced they will release their first-ever holiday record It’s Christmas All Over on October 30th, 2020 via Warner Records. Comprised of cover renditions of classic fan-favorites as well as two new originals all in the spirit of Christmas, the album promises to deliver a much-needed warmth and hope to 2020. Produced by frontman John Rzeznik alongside the band’s longtime collaborators Brad Fernquist and Jimmy McGorman, the record was created during lockdown this year.

Country Inspirational Artist, Ben Fuller, Released Lyric Video in Support of Current Single, “Find My Faith”

“In times of unbelief, sometimes seeing is believing,” expressed Ben Fuller.”I’m such a visual person, and for me, not only hearing the words, but actually watching them work, leaves me with no choice but to believe.”

Video Premiere, KEXP, The California Country Show and More Celebrate Nocona and ‘Los Dos’

“Today AST is proud to premier the video for Nocona’s “Chasing Your Shadows” from their great new album LOS DOS. The video was directed, edited, and photographed by bass player, Adrienne Isom who is also a filmmaker currently working on a documentary of the legendary L.A. nightclub, The Palomino.

NOCONA – “Chasing Your Shadows” AST Video Premier!

New > object blue & TSVI announce new joint EP, ‘Hyperaesthesia’

Following a stellar run of recent releases including best-of-year EPs from the likes of DJ Plead and DJ JM, Nervous Horizon are back with their first record of 2020 — a unique new collaborative EP by object blue and label co-head, TSVI.


K-Pop Rookie boy band, CRAVITY, continue breaking into the music scene with their 2nd album CRAVITY SEASON2. [HIDEOUT: THE NEW DAY WE STEP INTO]. Consisting of 9 members [Serim, Allen, Jungmo, Woobin, Wonjin, Minhee, Hyeongjun, Taeyoung, and Seongmin]; CRAVITY has garnered the title “Super Rookie” over in Korea, due to the success of their debut album, which also hit No. 1 on U.S. @iTunes Top K-Pop Albums chart, making them the first #Kpop rookie group to debut in 2020 to earn this achievement.