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Fred Eaglesmith and Tif Ginn to release in-concert album, Alive, on 9/18

An appearance by the married musical team of Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn is a captivating and unforgettable entertainment experience unlike any other. And it has now been
captured in all its vibrant glory on Alive, the 23rd album release from roots rock’n’roll troubadour and master storyteller Eaglesmith.

WARLUNG: watch blazing hot video “The Scorpion In The Sand” now!

Houston riff rockers WARLUNG unveil their new video “The Scorpion In The Sand”, the blazing hot single taken from their third full-length “Optical Delusions”, out on October 9th on Heavy Psych Sounds. Travel to this place between the heavens and the underworld now!

Nightly Releases “summer” Official Video

ast month, Nashville-based band Nightly announced their highly anticipated debut album – night, love you – due to release October 16th via BMG Recordings. Comprised of 14 tracks mostly written in quarantine, the album features previously released favorites “the movies” and “not like you,” as well as breakup anthem “you should probably just hang up.”

Pablo Cruise Announce New Single “Breathe”

The beloved, platinum-selling American pop-rock band Pablo Cruise have announced that their new single, “Breathe,” will be released on Friday, September 4. A gloriously upbeat and irresistibly hooky feel-good anthem custom-made for our troubled times, “Breathe” represents the first piece of new music the group has recorded since 1983 and features the stellar lead vocals of Robbie Wyckoff.

Owen Meany’s Batting Stance releases new LP, Feather Weights, on Oct. 02

Nearly four years after their debut EP, Owen Meany’s Batting Stance returns with Feather Weights on Friday, October 02. Teeming with a healthy dose of influence from artists such as The Weakerthans, Neko Case, The Mountain Goats, and Jenny Lewis, the LP delivers eight singularly voiced short stories that describe the everyday with carefully chosen adjectives, deep insight, and thoughtful perspective.


“Hurt” sees the guys returning to one of the hallmarks of their earliest releases, an up-tempo dance heavy beat. The production mixed with DeathbyRomy’s powerful rich vocals provide the perfect end of summer jam for anyone’s playlist. The accompanying music was directed by Kyle Cogan was shot in one take and features dancer Maisy Dunne performing stunning choreography.

Queen’s Rising Star Banxsy Aliym ‘Dirty Money & Decisions’ OUT NOW EVERYWHERE

Inspired by his diverse upbringing American rapper and songwriter Banxsy Aliym shares the stories of defining moments that have shaped his life today. As the world searches for more vulnerability Banxsy Aliym releases his latest project, Dirty Money & Decisions. Comprised of an astonishing 7-tracks, Dirty Money & Decisions addresses the resilience and gall to step beyond life’s unfortunate circumstances, while highlighting the journey of a young black man choosing between the thrill of the streets and the decision to use his talents to forge his own path. Expanding more on 2019’s ‘Essence Tape’, the project brings in a mix of exciting bops, sharp melodies and important messages for survival. Dirty Money & Decisions is out now via OneLife Management.


After the melancholic introduction “Je t’aime encore” and the hectic “Karaté”, you can now play the 10 songs of L’Ère du Verseau (aka The Age of Aquarius). It’s a real rollercoaster of emotions, and probably the best news of 2020. Yes, join Yelle, enter the The Age of Aquarius, we are all ready for it!

Yelle has been modernizing pop music for 15 years now! 3 amazing albums, many world tours, some EPs and collabs and remixes, Julie Budet and Jean-François Perrier have never stopped moving things forward.

Lastlings Commission British Producer Will Easton For New Remix of “No Time”

Australian-Japanese electronic sibling duo Lastlings are on a hot streak with club-ready remixes this summer, today unleashing another rework of their latest single “No Time”, from rising British producer Will Easton. The original launched in June with an accompanying Anime-style music video inspired by their favorite Japanese creators including Kazuo Ishiguro’s dystopian science fiction novel Never Let Me Go and Satoshi Kon’s thriller Perfect Blue. Following a mesmerizing remix from label bosses RÜFÜS DU SOL, Easton puts his second-to-none production skills to work on Lastlings’ brooding melodies with a provocative bassline, turning “No Time” into an eight-minute dancefloor weapon.


“We wanted the music video to feel really British, inspired by the movies ‘Snatch’ and ‘Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,'” the duo shares. “We shot the video the week when everyone was able to come out of lockdown and so we got together a load of our friends to take part. The story plays on the idea of love lost and being Torn between two different lives. We hope our fans will enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed shooting it”

Cambridge MA’s Don Def Aligns With New England Beat Maker Loman on “Elevate” EP

Cambridge MA’s Don Def teams up with New England Beat Maker Loman to create a smooth and conventional Hip Hop EP Elevate. The project began in March 2020 after the lockdown and quarantine started. The first single Activated speaks to the madness in society where as the second video single Talk Business features Edo.G and is a hard spitting joint focusing on bars and transactions. On a more thoughtful note, 93 Million Miles is probably the most introspective song on the EP where the lyrics are just a reflection and a perspective from planet Earth. “Elevate is all about rising up above the chaos in today’s world, and striving for the best in life. Elevation is important, mentally and physically. I always try to think outside of the box and get a better view/perspective of things” says Don. Check out the “Elevate” EP now on your preferred digital streaming provider.



“We’re happy to release the next video in our Out of Body series. The album cover features the incredible Truman Lemire. We felt like he did a wonderful job of portraying the unified struggle that our band has been going through on our record cover, and it’s great to have him in the video for ‘Mercy’s Shore’ as well,” the band shared. “We all find the ends of ourselves at one time or another, and our realization that we can’t do it alone is what this song and video are all about.”


You may recognize Morgan Saint as the genre- and gender-defiant alternative pop extraterrestrial behind a string of critically acclaimed releases since her 2017 landing. The Long Island native picked up guitar and piano as a kid before attending Parsons New School for Design. She incited a growing buzz with the 17 HERO EP in 2017.

Official Music Video | Paul Kalkbrenner’s “Parachute”

Paul Kalkbrenner is an artist known for pushing the boundaries between his musical output and visual mediums. He played the lead role in the cult feature length film Berlin Calling, for which he also wrote the platinum-selling soundtrack. His music videos have included the three part epic Florian series, in collaboration with Droga5, and most recently a partnership with acclaimed Siberian director Taisia Deeva.


The title – “Reds Turn Blue” – is a reference to the manic highs (reds) and lows (blues) of anxiety, something David has struggled to cover come since his season 7 win on American Idol. As David explained to People.com: “This song became a therapeutic process for me, as a way to personify my anxiety and make it something other than me — which in an odd way has helped me navigate my relationship with it.”

David Cook Unveils The Animated Video For His Personal, Powerful Single “Reds Turn Blue”


Paul Kalkbrenner is an artist known for pushing the boundaries between his musical output and visual mediums. He played the lead role in the cult feature length film Berlin Calling, for which he also wrote the platinum-selling soundtrack. His music videos have included the three part epic Florian series, in collaboration with Droga5, and most recently a partnership with acclaimed Siberian director Taisia Deeva.

Kalkbrenner’s work with Deeva is re-invigorating what a music video can be; her sweeping imaginative fantastical story-telling is the perfect foil for Kalkbrenner’s lush, grand techno, as evidenced in her debut video for Paul, the award-nominated Part Twelve.


The newly formed thrashing hardcore band WAR ORPHAN, featuring guitarist Richie Cipriano (ex-SICK OF IT ALL, REACH), drummer Dante Renzi (REACH) and vocalist David Bason (BARFBAG), has announced plans to release their debut EP, Closer To Death Than Life, on September 25th with Stay Gold Records.

The trio has revealed their first single, a politically enraged metallic ripper called “Autonomous Zone,” that takes aim systematic racism, the killing of George Floyd and the paltry response from the current administration.

Out now: Doctor P & Koolkid team up on melodically punching track “OD”

Electronic music legend Doctor P brings about a fresh new sound in ‘OD’ featuring Koolkid.
Continuing an exciting 2020, this is the first original release for Doctor P since the massive ‘Animal Vegetable Mineral Part 2’ EP earlier in the year, as well as a remix package which showcased new takes on his iconic tracks by some of the most exciting bass producers around.

Paul Kalkbrenner ‘Parachute’ Official Video

Paul Kalkbrenner is an artist known for pushing the boundaries between his musical output and visual mediums. He played the lead role in the cult feature length film Berlin Calling, for which he also wrote the platinum-selling soundtrack. His music videos have included the three part epic Florian series, in collaboration with Droga5, and most recently a partnership with acclaimed Siberian director Taisia Deeva.

‘TENET’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Out Now, Feat. New Music By Award-Winning Composer Ludwig Göransson

Describing his process, Göransson says, “The score is full of inverted sounds and illusions. I spent a great deal of time taking familiar sounds and manipulating them — both organically and digitally — so that they reflected the complex world of ‘Tenet.’ I wanted to find themes with melodies, textures and rhythms that were reminiscent of the past yet fitting for the future; sounds that stood out on their own but also truly worked in inverted ways, to reflect the surrealism and unease of the scenes where the laws of physics change to allow sets and characters to move and speak in that strange, unsettling inverted way. One of the biggest challenges for me in writing this score was figuring out how to provide a musical roadmap for audiences as they experience something so conceptually ambitious and technically complex.”


Tokyo’s Revenge is back with another action packed music video — a brainchild of the twenty-year old artist and director, JMP (6lack, Lil Baby ect) — for single “GOTHAM.” Bringing to life a game of dodgeball, set in a school gym at night, Tokyo and his super charged cohort battle it out using powers and wit to be the last champion standing. The track which is off Tokyo’s upcoming major label debut has already received over five million plays across DSPs and continues to service the auteur’s cult like fan following. It follows recently released singles “BODY COUNT” featuring Jasiah and “IRRESPONSIBLE” which appeared on EA Games’ Madden21 Soundtrack.

DAN WEISS STAREBABY: BrooklynVegan Premieres “The Long Diagonal” By New York City Avant Jazz Supergroup

As NYC-based jazz label Pi Recordings prepares to release DAN WEISS STAREBABY’s second album, Natural Selection, later this month, the lead single from the mammoth album has been posted alongside preorders and more. “The Long Diagonal” makes its public entrance through a BrooklynVegan exclusive premiere.

Watch Fever Queen’s new “Love Last” video via MXDWN

Journaling her entire life, Lee sees music as an extension of a larger project. The World of Fever Queen is a document of her life traveling and working across America. Mid-century melodies draw upon Lee’s childhood singing in choirs in the Midwest. Sparse instrumentation evokes cold nights of getting weird in Chicago’s DIY scene. The album’s surfy wash taps into the bleached energy Lee found in her days farming in Hawaii and cutting hair in California. Torch songs, like “Love Last,” are set in America’s burnt-out husk, along dark highways and desolate lake shores. Layered vocals and two cover interludes—Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry” and Lee Hazlewood’s “For One Moment”—ratchet up the atmosphere even further.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Fever Queen Releases Hallucinogenic Video for Psychedelia-Laced Pop Song “Love Last”

MkX – New Single “Fall”

An accomplished songwriter, producer, and pop scholar who uses his encyclopedic understanding of pop music to craft his own world, MkX produced and co-wrote “Young & Wild” for K-Pop supergroup TWICE’s platinum-selling EP YES or YES which hit #1 in South Korea and Japan. Before emerging as a solo artist under the moniker MkX – where the “X” represents self-expression through his art – MkX previously toured with Ariana Grande, Christina Perri, Rixton, and more to help the world find their own “X” before attending the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The Maguas Say Goodbye To Summer Love in New Music Video “Seaglass and Springsteen” Off Upcoming EP “One Of Us Is Lying”

The Maguas are a Scranton favorite – this NEPA native 5-piece anthem emo rock band, consisting of Erik Miller (Vocals), Matthew Jenkins (Lead Guitar), Daulton Rissinger (Rhythm Guitar), Luke Prusinski (Bass), and Brandon Ossont (Drums), found its roots in the Electric City and hit the ground running ever since its inception in 2018.

Following in the footsteps of anthemic emo rockers of the early 2000’s such as Jimmy Eat World, Bayside, and My Chemical Romance, The Maguas embrace a blend of alternative rock and power-pop-punk that tugs at your heartstrings. With their emo-punk songwriting, melodic, moody, lyrically-driven anthems, and theatrical vocals, The Maguas have created a breathtaking emo sound that comes across as novel and invigorating, yet profoundly nostalgic, and wistful.

For Skope: Nicky Romero goes deep with new Monocule alias, releases “Time To Save” and inaugural EP

Maestro Nicky Romero debuts his alter ego with the new “Monocule Volume 1” EP, which is out on his imprint Protocol Recordings. Throughout his illustrious career, Nicky has become synonymous with cutting edge progressive music and has since experimented with dance-pop crossover styles and more. Monocule is a brand new moniker that is dedicated to his passion for deeper, underground vibes. The EP’s first track “Time to Save,” produced together with Nicky’s Dutch fellow Tim van Werd and Protocol’s veteran Mosimann, has a decidedly darker vibe than the usual Protocol tracks, with growling basslines and emotive vocals by the Frenchman himself. “Close To Me” delivers cinematic melodies overtop a deep bassline and breathy lyrical overlays. At the same time, the final track, “Waiting For You” evokes memories of grooving on dark dance floors before the global pandemic. Read more from Nicky about his exciting new project below: