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Steve Aoki and KREAM unveil new single L I E S

Norway’s notorious production duo KREAM has steadily been churning out hit after hit since 2016, but today sees the release of the brothers biggest single to date – in the form of a superstar collaboration called “L I E S,” with the 2x GRAMMY-nominated DJ/producer luminary Steve Aoki! The single is out today through Big Beat Records and embodies the sound of both artists. You can hear KREAM’s signature soulful, forward-thinking production style set against the electro-house/trap style (and massive drops!) of Steve Aoki, making for a major collaboration all around.

Awaken Sign with The Label Group Release Single “Behemoth”

AWAKEN have signed with The Label Group and are distributing via INgrooves; bringing to their fans both old and new with their single/video “Behemoth”. Awaken brings their deeper-reaching lyrics to the higher level of connecting the listener to the meaning in melody, rhythm, beat, and words. As “Behemoth” shows their skills in a message melding with structure, it is undeniable that their fans reflect the same emotion and are ready for more of what Awaken has created and are ready for what is coming. Powerful rock music th
at fans relate and rock out to.

Skope | MAN ON MAN video (Faith No More/Imperial Teen)

MAN ON MAN stare down homophobia, ageism, and xenophobia and bite back with a display of queer tenderness and triumph. “Baby, You’re My Everything” is a queer hymn of devotion, underscoring the very best parts of being with a lover in quarantine.

AMIENSUS: BrooklynVegan Debuts “Iconoclasm” Lyric Video From Progressive Black Metal Collectiv

Mixed and mastered by French-Canadian acoustic guitarist Antoine Dufour, Abreaction is an amalgamation of all AMIENSUS material to date – the vastly acclaimed melody of 2013’s Restoration, the progressive highs of 2015’s Ascension, and the brain scrambling heaviness of 2017’s All Paths Lead to Death – rolled into one, fifty-five-minute attack on the listener’s perception of heavy metal. The concept of Abreaction pertains directly to the name of the album – that is, the expression and emotional discharge of repressed emotion.

NEW VIDEO ALERT! Sinner’s Blood “The Mirror”

Sinner’s Blood’s debut single and video, ‘Kill Or Die’ has racked up an impressive nearly 250K views, so we certainly hope you guys are hungry for more! Here is their second single and video, ‘The Mirror’!

Swiss alternative indie/folk/pop songwriter Claudio Bagnato shared new music video “Rainbow”

A few weeks after sharing a first glance from its upcoming debut album with “The Shower”, former member of the Swiss rock/metal bands Poison Heidi and Silver Dust, Claudio Bagnato (indie/pop/folk) just unveiled another song from the effort with the official music video of “Rainbow” available right now on YouTube.

New: Crown Lands’ Lush “Sun Dance” Video

On the heels of their self-titled debut album release and two drive-in concerts with The Trews, Canadian powerhouse duo Crown Lands unveil the psychedelic music video for “Sun Dance” today with Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The new video for “Sun Dance” echoes Crown Lands artistic vision and continues the off-center homage to nature featuring levitating performances in a distorted glimmering garden. The video was filmed at Allen Gardens in Toronto by Director Alex P Smith.

NEIL FRANCES Writes Original Track For Dublab x Quarantine Gallery x The Music Center’s ‘For the Love of L.A.’ 

Neil Frances is excited to share their collaboration with DUBLAB and Quarantine Gallery for The Music Center’s new digital series called For the Love of L.A., designed to celebrate the creativity of Los Angeles and support L.A.-based artists representing the disciplines of music, visual art, dance and more. The composition is one of three new commissioned performative pieces for the series that reflect on the City of Angels, and the times we are only just beginning to understand.

The Big Lonesome Unveil Indie Laced Single “Something Happened”

If Dinosaur Jr. wrote an album with Wilco, you’d get the alt-rock, americana, shoegaze cocktail that is Boston’s own, The Big Lonesome. The Gosselin brothers, Chad (guitar/vocals) and Luke (guitar/lap steel/vocals) along with bassist Seth Kellogg, and drummer Linecker Da Silva team up again with New England Music Award Producer of the year, Sean McLaughlin, (Rush, Elliott Smith, Death Row Records) to release their third album – Payphones and Ashtrays. After a national tour in the spring of 2019 with San Antonio’s Ila Minori to celebrate the launch of their new music collective, Dream Coast, along with Jack Oats (Detroit) and Jesse W. Johnson (Chicago), The Big Lonesome continues their upward momentum with the release of this new full length album in 2020.

Sami Chohfi premieres “Extraordinary World” on V13

Seattle-based artist and Blue Helix frontman Sami Chohfi has released “Extraordinary World,” the final advance single and title track from his debut solo LP out on Friday.

“Despite the hardships that 2020 has brought us, it’s an ‘Extraordinary World’ out there and Sami Chohfi is observing it all,” V13’s Aaron Willschick writes in their premiere of the “World” video. “Chohfi has taken the time to improve as a musician and become a more mature artist, which is evident throughout the more sophisticated Extraordinary World.”

Sami Chohfi’s Latest Video Reminds Us of Our “Extraordinary World” [Premiere]

Sydney indie duo Dust Of Us unveil music video for evocative single ‘7 Years’

Pouring elements of nostalgia, introspection and self-awareness into their songwriting, Sydney sibling duo Dust Of Us were quick to garner attention with the release of their single ‘7 Years’ last year. Following their debut – ‘The Swans’ – in March of 2019, ‘7 Years’ brought more listeners to the outfit, who have since been working on putting the finishing touches on their debut EP.


The brainchild of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Davis, they are heavily influenced by the classics such as Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones. The pop craftsmanship of Daniel’s songwriting is both refreshing and captivating. Following their July release ‘Apocketlipstick’, Big Orange follow up with their new track ‘The Reason’, delivers an upbeat vibe with underlying tones of sadness.

In Parallel (Ex-members of Celebrity & Hopesfall) ‘Fashioner’ EP out this Friday, September 4

Nashville, TN’s In Parallel will release their new EP “Fashioner” (mixed by Ken Andrews of Failure, Year Of The Rabbit) on September 4th via Wiretap Records.

The band, which consists of members of Celebrity & Hopesfall, released their debut album “Broken Codes” in 2018, which yielded seven songs – touching on themes of power, control, and human connection.

The new “Fashioner” EP was recorded over the course of 2019 in the band’s home studio.

Sean Payton “Ok Shawti”

You haven’t heard of Sean Payton, but he’s responsible for some of the West Coast’s underground rap scenes’ most popular sounds and styles. Sean’s been making music since he was 13. He’s rapped, written, engineered, and recorded well over 1,000 records and has over 100 live performances.

Sharing the stage with some of the biggest commercial names in hip-hop, Sean Payton helped spawn underground sounds such as the Jerk movement that helped pave the way for commercial successes of several West Coast artists. He’s worked on records that featured West Coast legends and All-Stars such as Suga Free, Compton AV, Mista Fab, Mac Duna, Cousin Fik, Yuk Mouth, Glass Malone, Playa Ham, Tweed Cadillac, and Tayf3rd.


As part of Hyundai’s ongoing collaboration with fellow global superstars BTS, and to celebrate the launch of Hyundai’s new EV brand, IONIQ, the record-shattering group today releases a specially-crafted track and video to introduce the innovative brand to the world. The track – IONIQ: I’m On It – incorporates the now quintessential shape-shifting pop sound of BTS with slick and catchy melodies, while the reflective lyrics aide in exploring the individual moments fans can experience with IONIQ.

Ty Tha God “Might Not Make It” New Single!

Rapper Daja Marie to Follow “Closet Freakk” Video with Self-Titled Debut EP on October 2nd

Altanta-based independent hip hop artist Daja Marie today announced her self-titled DAJA MARIE debut EP is set to release this Fall on October 2nd. Daja recently dropped her single and music video, “Closet Freakk,” which is available now for streaming and download on all major digital platforms. The record, produced by multi-platinum super producer Caviar The Secret Specialist, is a perfectly-timed rap-anthem of liberation curated for boss women around the globe who answer to no one about their sexual business behind closed doors.


Pop-punk formation Gearheart is celebrating the release of the band’s brand new full-length record – “Lobotomized” (out today) – with the third single of the said record (after the previously presented and enticing “Don’t Call” and the politically-charged “Fall From Grace”)- the lively and emotionally-induced “Wildflower”!

Vantage drops feelgood new single ’50//50′

France-born, Tokyo-based producer Vantage has unveiled his infectious new single ’50//50′, out now

Already a TikTok smash that has amassed more than 12 million Spotify streams, ’50//50′ is a breezy, carefree slice of filter house that also draws on the 8-bit aesthetic widely associated with his adopted hometown. The track was initially released as part of Vantage’s debut album Metro City.

Alt-folk artist Nicky William releases woozy new single ‘Pathetic Fuck’ with Icons Creating Evil Art      

Following on from the release of his bittersweet love ballad ‘I Fell in Love With Her’, Swedish Alt-folk singer-songwriter Nicky William releases ‘Pathetic Fuck’, his second single taken from his forthcoming EP, via Icons Creating Evil Art.

TRACK PREMIERE: Nicky William – Pathetic F**k