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Jacques Greene remixes Mild Minds track ‘DESTINATIONS’

Canadian DJ and producer Jacques Greene has remixed ‘DESTINATIONS’, the track from Australian artist Mild Minds, out now.

A shimmering, high-energy rework, the Jacques Greene remix turns ‘DESTINATIONS’ into an emotive, club-ready jam while retaining the glacial synths that make the original so special. It marks the first release from Mild Minds’ forthcoming MOOD remix album, which also features contributions from DJ Boring, Hidden Spheres, Laurence Guy and more.

Suzanne Vega debuts “Walk on the Wild Side” video

The album, which was recorded live at the Café Carlyle in New York City, features Vega’s most New York-centric repertoire in a celebration of her long personal and musical relationship with the city. The album’s first two singles, “Walk on the Wild Side” and “New York Is My Destination,” are available to stream and download now—pre-save the album and access the advance singles HERE.

Maggie Miles shares electrifying debut record ‘Am I Just Drowning Or Am I Just Learning How To Swim’

Maggie Miles, the alternative artist based out of Nashville, TN shares her eagerly awaited debut full length album, Am I Drowning Or Am I Just Learning How To Swim. The epic debut features Maggie’s latest four successful singles “Hilary Duff,” “Deserve This,” “Swim,” and “WHATDOISAY.” To celebrate the release, this Friday 8/28, Maggie will be having a virtual full band album release party + concert on HelloooTV partnered with Whiskey Jam. The event will be streamed on YouTube & Facebook at 8PM CST/ 9 PM EST. She will be accepting donations from viewers for the NIVA (#SaveOurStages) and MusiCares.

Jordi Up Late Shares Debut Single “Facts”

LA-based artist Jordi Up Late shares her debut single “Facts,” off of her upcoming EP that’s due out later this year. Indie88 premiered the track alongside a lyric video, animated by RISD graduate Jordi herself, praising “the new track revolves around an energetic guitar line and a groovy bass riff, as Jordi Up Late’s silky vocal lines take the lead.” Produced with Matt Koening (the Undercover Dream Lovers), “Facts” addresses the dissonance that occurs in a relationship with unfair expectations of perfection and makes an emotional case for acceptance, embellished with Jordi’s electric and refreshing sound.

REUNIØN’s ‘Way Out West’

REUNIØN are producers Jon Green (James Bay, Aquilo, Linkin Park, Lady A) and Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club, Noah & The Whale, Pêtr Aleksänder). Their friendship and musical connection began in 2015 while co-producing singer-songwriter Tor Miller, and in April 2020 resulted in the release of the debut REUNIØN single ‘Out In The Wild’ via Kin Records.

Jessica Faroe premieres “Beautiful,” her first new single in 3 years, via GroundSounds

Earlier today, UK-based singer/songwriter Jessica Faroe released her first new single since 2017’s metal-indebted Awaken EP, “Beautiful,” with a premiere on GroundSounds.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Jessica Faroe – “Beautiful”


The Edgar Esteves (G-Eazy, Chris Brown, Davido) directed video sees a young GASHI watching Sting in admiration. As the video continues he grows up finding himself achieving his dreams while inspiring the next generation that anything is possible.

The track is featured on his sophomore album 1984 and has features from Sting, Pink Sweat$, Njomza, Rose Gold, Diamond Café and Devault.

ALFONSO CORACE: Italian prog metal veteran releases new single “Control”

“Control” features vocals by Giuseppe Orlando, renowned drummer of The Foreshadowing, Inno and Airlines Of Terror, and former drummer of Novembre.

“Fo’s Room”, the brooding debut album by Rome-based multi-instrumentalist Alfonso Corace (AIRLINES OF TERROR, ex LUNARSEA, VIDHARR) is set to be released on September 18th, 2020.

Miles From Kinshasa & Murkage Dave star in charming music video for ‘Motionz’

Congo-born, London-based artist Miles From Kinshasa has joined forces with East London don Murkage Dave on new single and accompanying video ‘Motionz’, out now.

Underpinned by contemplative lyrics that are tinged with regret, ‘Motionz’ sees Miles and Dave trade smooth vocals amidst a breezy, jazz-inflicted production by long-term collaborator Kadiata. It follows recent singles ‘Lookin 4 U’ and ‘Wearing Smiles’, with all three set to feature on Miles’ forthcoming EP ‘Beloved’, out next Friday.

Sidny x Chaix – “Riches”

“Riches” is about being in love, and the joys of summer.

Material possessions don’t matter when you’re caught up.

This is the first song that we wrote together, while literally sitting stuck in traffic. Chaix in the backseat with the aux making beats on the stereo, Sidny in the front singing along.

DOVES release the beautiful ‘Cathedrals Of The Mind’

Calling on higher powers, and receiving gifts in turn, Doves appear to bring heaven to earth with the release of their latest, luminescent track, Cathedrals Of The Mind, lifted from their forthcoming, fifth album, The Universal Want, released on EMI on Fri 11 September 2020. Filling and breaking hearts, the achingly vulnerable voice of singer, Jimi Goodwin meets the valley-deep atmospherics cultivated by band mates, Andy and Jez Williams, sweeping with delicate grace in breathtaking murmurations.

Listen to Fever Queen’s “Charmer” via Backseat Mafia

Fever Queen’s The World of Fever Queen is due out on September 10, 2020 via First To Knock. Backseat Mafia described “Charmer” as having “splashes of guitar and wiry, repeating riffs backing up Lee’s beautiful vocal and these backing vocals that weave in and out. It’s all swathed in this beautiful melody along with guitar fuzz and echo to make something truly beautiful.”

Premiere: Fever Queen release new single,’Charmer’


The new lyric video from soulful rockers The Slim Kings, “Thank You,” has its premiere via Vents Magazine today; check it out here. The not-at-all grateful ode exemplifies The Slims’ sound with an irrestible melody and heartfelt (though not sincere) backing vocals. Of “Thank You,” bassist Andy Attanasio commented, “I always envied how The Rolling Stones seemed to drum up great songs out of jams, and in very quick fashion. “Thank You” was written after we had finished all the writing for the album, and the cutting lyric and the loose feel of the music is inspired by The Stones at Muscle Shoals era.”

PREMIERE: Soulful rockers The Slim Kings Release New Lyric Video For “Thank You”

Matthew Dear creates “New Breed” from all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E

The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E sounds like a sci-fi fantasy – so much that it inspired a Detroit-based electronic music artist Matthew Dear to transform its sound into song. Inspired by classic ’80s sci-fi cinema, Ford sound designers worked with the studio Ozone Sound to craft electronic oscillations that emanate in and outside of the Mustang Mach-E while the vehicle is in motion.


The new video underscores the song’s theme of how choices made in the past set one’s future in motion. Chaz has made some bold choices in his life – including the decision to move from his hometown of Elizabethtown, KY to Nashville when he was only 17. He explains, “‘Middle of the Road’ came from ruminating on what my life would’ve been like if I’d stayed in my hometown. I realized I would’ve been miserable, stuck in a cycle of debt and probably addicted to something, pretending to be someone I’m not for the rest of my life.”

Yves Jarvis Shares Video For New Single “Semula”

Influences on Yves Jarvis’s upcoming album Sundry Rock Song Stock include Miles Davis, Italian avant-pop composer Franco Battiato, and Dutch post-punk band The Ex, who fuse radical politics with melodic, body-moving grooves. Jarvis may be less direct in his lyrics, but makes his feelings implicit through the use of vivid metaphors. Recording vocals in a free-associative, phonetic stream of consciousness that he compares to Lil Wayne, Jarvis says the meanings behind his songs are revealed when a poetic turn of phrase tumbles off his tongue.

THE DEVIL’S TRADE Streams New Album in Full via Folk N Rock

Dark singer-songwriter act THE DEVIL’S TRADE has teamed up with Folk N Rock to stream their new record, ‘The Call of the Iron Peak,’ in full! The record will be available worldwide tomorrow, August 28.

Billy Strings shares official video for “Watch It Fall;”

Today, Billy Strings is premiering the official video for “Watch it Fall” off the band’s latest album HOME, which was released in September 2019 via Rounder Records. Directed by INDECLINE, the new video features several apt illustrations reflecting Strings’ lyrics being drawn on a train as it moves across various points across the United States.

Strings is known for his intense, confessional songwriting, and has infused this aesthetic with his own experiences and inspirations, adopting traditional sonic and lyrical idioms to confront contemporary social truths.

Skittish Share Indie-Folk Single “Intro(Vert)”

“On his latest single, ‘Intro (vert)’, Noller offers a gorgeous blend of folk-pop honesty and plainspoken sentiment. An acoustic guitar is strummed and rattled as he documents the decline of a relationship and the steps taken by each person to extricate themselves from it. But there is light here, not merely a wallowing in the fallow emotions that often accompany these painful experiences. There is humor and optimism buried in the words they share in their disjoining. There is hurt but also an understanding of how that hurt may shape them and offer solace in its embrace.

Skittish attempt to find solace in the aftermath of love through the folk-pop honesty of “Intro (Vert)” (BPM Premiere)

Boundaries reveal new album with crushing single

Today, the Connecticut metal group, Boundaries, announced their highly anticipated debut full-length, Your Receding Warmth, due out November 13th via Unbeaten Records. To mark the momentous occasion, the band shared the devastating lead single “Carve” with an accompanying music video that follows the good and bad that rushes into one’s life to fill an emotional gap. Recorded with producer Randy Leboeuf at Graphic Nature Audio, Your Receding Warmth finds the band sounding bigger, better, and meaner than ever with a new concoction of searing riffs, crushing breakdowns, and intimate lyrics delivered with vessel-bursting rage. Your Receding Warmth is available to preorder here and the music video for “Carve” is available to watch on YouTube as well as to stream on Spotify.

_BY.ALEXANDER (AKA Alex Da Kid) Releases New Album ‘000 CHANNEL BLACK’

Today, _BY.ALEXANDER (aka Alex da Kid aka Alexander Grant) released his new album 000 CHANNEL BLACK on BY.ALEXANDER records. The full-length follows his 2-track single — “TRUMPETS” featuring 070 Shake and “le merveilleux résumé” — released earlier this month. Alex is a UK-born, LA-based producer of massive hits of the past decade including Imagine Dragons “Radioactive,” Eminem “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna, B.o.B “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams, Dr. Dre “I Need a Doctor,” and his own single “Not Easy” featuring X Ambassadors, Elle King, Wiz Khalifa.