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Canadian trio Elliott BROOD approach the release of Keeper, an album about loyalty and resilience, with a new song out today. “Bird Dog,” is a capering, banjo-driven chase scene, where a hot pursuit ends in a chilling conclusion. As the second song shared from Keeper, “Bird Dog” is a metaphor for companionship. When the lines between those who chase and those who run get blurry, the song reminds us that in partnerships, we are seldom only one or the other.


Nashville-by-way-of-New England singer/songwriter Glenn Thomas has released a gorgeous new video for his version of The Grateful Dead’s “Black Muddy River,” a song he shared to commemorate “Jerry Week.” Thomas’ version was featured on SiriusXM’s Tales From The Golden Road, The Brokedown Podcast, and more in honor of the birth and death of The Dead’s iconic frontman Jerry Garcia—August 1st and 9th respectively. “It’s a dark song, but tinged with hopefulness,” says Turnstyled, Junkpiled in the video’s premiere. In 1987, Robert Hunter told Rolling Stone, “‘Black Muddy River’ is about the perspective of age and making a decision about the necessity of living in spite of a rough time, and the ravages of anything else that’s going to come at you. When I wrote it, I was writing about how I felt about being 45 years old and what I’ve been through. And then when I was done with it, obviously it was for The Dead.” The song was performed as the first of two encores at the Dead’s final concert on July 9, 1995, at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Joyner Lucas shares “Fall Slowly (feat. Ashanti)” from new EP out 9/18

2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper Joyner Lucas has released his eagerly awaited new single. “Fall Slowly (feat. Ashanti)” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; the track is joined by an official music video, streaming now at YouTube. “Fall Slowly” heralds the upcoming release of the Worcester, MA-based artist’s new EP, EVOLUTION, due to arrive at all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, September 18. The EP features six new songs, with special guest features including The Game and Rick Ross among others.

Artist: Loot G – Track: Stay True

This unique track features a heartwarming collar between a father and a son. This has given the song a unique twist wherein the best of both the old school and new school worlds blend seamlessly. This has created a symphony and melody that is not that commonly heard in the music world.


Of the song, JP says: “The song is the feeling right before the end of the tunnel, right before life got a different kind of beautiful than I ever could have anticipated. I learned a lot about myself writing it, both musically and emotionally. I’d never really sung like this before, which was scary. Lyrical vulnerability I’ve gotten used to, but vocal vulnerability is new. If I could only ever play you one more new song, this is the one I would pick.”

SPEELBURG Releases New Single “Everything I Know”

“A couple years ago, I went to New York for the first time,” shares Speelburg (Noah Sacré). “Cautious Clay and I had been messaging through SoundCloud for a little while, so we decided to meet in real life and work on some music. I went over to his place and since I already had this idea on a hard drive, it made sense to expand on it. I remember we worked on some percussion stuff and he laid down that beautiful sax part, which has a real South African township music vibe to it. That’s what I love about this album. So many parts were recorded in different locations, but I can remember each one, and all those unique experiences come together to form a really colorful record. I had been trying to write a song about the idea of having threesomes in Paris for a while. The idealized escapism of an experience like that, that would likely just happen out of the blue and develop into something awkward and fun, where you’re out of your comfort zone and just winging it was a great backdrop for bigger themes in the track and album. Hopefully, we’ll get to dance and play it together live sometime soon!”

Americana-pop songwriter, Cf Watkins, releases new single and video, “The Tell”

Watkins describes Babygirl as “an album meant for other women to hear — with songs that are vulnerable and powerful. Sometimes that meant turning a feeling of self-consciousness and lack of confidence into a sort of rallying cry,” which is abundantly evident on “The Tell.” “I was not feeling confident about myself when I sat down to write, but instead of writing about that, I decided to write it as if I was confident, as if I knew I was enough, as if I believed I didn’t need anyone’s approval- because I thought the more I sang it, the more I might start to believe it.”

South Of Eden “The Talk” Official Music Video (Originally Premiered With Rolling Stone)

On the video, which was premiered by Rolling Stone, the band said: “This video ties all the ideas from the record together. Distorted views, unclear agendas, the masses following along and a sense of unsettling tension. All accompanied by a mixture of emotions, moods and lights. ‘The Talk’ was a lot of fun to shoot and quite a strange experience! The pandemic has changed a lot all over the world, and here in Ohio the laws are very strict on social distancing. When it was time to start planning a video, we knew a lot of work and research had to be done to ensure the video came out exactly how we envisioned it and that all of the guidelines were met. Temperature on arrival, masks, social distancing, the whole 9-yards. Kinda hard to read the cameraman’s face when you can’t see it! The craziest part was the director was monitoring on a zoom call from a different state! Everyone did such an awesome job and were so professional about it, it ended being an awesome experience. I’m interested to see what the world looks like when it opens back up again.”

Ohio Rockers South of Eden Tear Through ‘The Talk’ in New Video

Blitzen Trapper Shares “Requiem”

Portland, OR-based Blitzen Trapper today shares ”Requiem,” the fourth track unveiled from Holy Smokes Future Jokes out September 25 on Yep Roc Records. FLOOD premiered the track noting, “the group uses country music as a vessel for persistence through difficult times.”

On September 18, Holy Smokes Future Jokes will be released on limited edition red, yellow & blue splatter vinyl exclusively at local record stores, one week before the new September 25 official street date. Pre-order is now available.

Skope Mag // Intense Rock-Duo, Black Satellite (new single)

The track, mixed by the legendary Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Filter), and features Luke Holland (The Word Alive) on the drums, is the first taste of the band’s forthcoming album, Aftermath. The band shares, “The concept behind ‘Void’ is realizing you’re not heading in the right direction mentally and allowing yourself to be devoured by your darkness anyway, and almost relishing in it. There’s a certain kind of beauty to be found in even the darkest parts of the psyche.”

Dylan Fraser Unveils New Track “Face Tattoo” – following Zane Lowe “World First” premiere

“Face Tattoo” is a further introduction to the Scotland native’s introspective world and genre-defying ethos. Written last year, at a time when Dylan was couch-surfing in London, the 18-year-old looks inward at some of his key experiences – “It’s about being fed up and having nothing to lose, only stuff to gain,” Dylan says.

Watch a new video from Berlin-based Discovery Zone! “Tru Nature”

“What we’re talking about now, is now. How long is now?”

New York born, Berlin based musician and film maker JJ Weihl is set to release her debut solo record as Discovery Zone on June 5th via cult Berlin label Mansions and Millions.

Her album Remote Control, with its palette of chimes, chirps and shimmers, is a glowing meditation on our contradictory moment in history. In her hands, the limitations of the default setting form a territory of unbounded experimentation, from the system-notification synth funk of “Dance II” to the trance incantations of “Blissful Morning Dream Interpretation Melody.”


The official video for the single also premiered today. Directed by Bring Me The Horizon front man Oliver Sykes, the visual was shot in London and stars both Oli and YUNGBLUD who battle each other as robots before an unexpected turn of events occurs. Watch HERE.

Hidden History Of Music Row Dives Into The Myth And Legend Surrounding Nashville’s Most Famous Streets

Nashville’s Music Row is as complicated as the myths that surround it. And there are plenty, from an adulterous French fur trader to an adventurous antebellum widow, from the early Quonset hut recordings to record labels in glass highrise towers and from “Your Cheatin’ Heart” to “Strawberry Wine.” Hidden History of Music Row, a new book from Arcadia Publishing & The History Press, sets out to tell the full, unadulterated story of the heart of Music City. Written by Elizabeth Elkins and Vanessa Olivarez, better known as the alt-country singer-songwriter duo Granville Automatic, as well as professional historian, museum consultant, and writer Brian Allison, Hidden History of Music Row digs into the dreamers and the doers, the architects, and the madmen, the ghosts, and the hit-makers that made these avenues and alleys world-famous.

Diana DeMuth shares “All The Liars” single

Diana DeMuth shares new single, “All The Liars,” today, along with a moving video that puts the focus on not only the words of the song but the feelings that make this single produce chills. Her debut album Misadventure is due out via Thirty Tigers on September 25, and this new single follows DeMuth’s previously shared singles, “Hotel Song,” “Rose of Nantucket,” “Steady Rolling” — a cover of Two Gallants’ hit, and “Into My Arms,” which came with a video featuring Wesley Schultz from The Lumineers. Rolling Stone calls DeMuth’s music “a euphoric must-listen.”

WATCH: Shawn Wasabi Releases Animated Music Video for Hit Single“MEDICINE ft. Tia Scola”

Today, pop songwriter and electronic producer Shawn Wasabi has shared the visual accompaniment to his latest hit single, “MEDICINE ft. Tia Scola.” Following the release of his revered debut album MANGOTALE, Wasabi unveils the animated adventure to his sultry love-sick bop. Centered around the story of Toto, the fearless yet flight-less bird and sidekick to Wasabi, the cotton-candy-colored video invites viewers into the vibrant world of MANGOTALE Island where a well-intentioned rescue mission takes an unexpected turn for the worse.


Success has come quickly for Def Jam Recordings’ new young star, 19-year old Kaash Paige. Inspired by an eclectic lineup of artists including Frank Ocean, Mac Miller, Erykah Badu, Isaiah Rashad, and Flatbush Zombies, Kaash released songs on SoundCloud during her sophomore year of high school. In a widely positive reaction, classmates would sing the lyrics back to her in the hallways.


A magnificent, sprawling and string-laced duet, it’s a tender-hearted epic that offers incredible solace in the most chaotic of times. The song came about – along with the rest of the ten-track album – as a result of the band’s enforced lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic but started out as an idea lead singer Luke Spiller originally had on a tour bus last summer. It then took on a life of its own as a result of a chance encounter online.

Listen To The Struts New Song ‘Strange Days’ Featuring Robbie Williams


Teyana Taylor drops powerful music video for “Still” from her highly anticipated third LP, THE ALBUM, which came out on JUNETEENTH via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings. The video highlights footage of important moments in America’s ongoing fight for social justice.

BLACK MAGNET: Hallucination Scene Debut LP From Midwestern Industrial Metal Unit Now Playing

With all vocals, guitars, synthesizers, drum programming, and samples written and performed by BLACK MAGNET’s sole member James Hammontree, Hallucination Scene was recorded at Decade Studio in Chicago, Illinois by Sanford Parker (EyeHateGod, Darkthrone, Spirit Adrift), mixed by Parker at the Hypercube, mastered by Collin Jordan at Boiler Room, and completed with cover imagery by James Ventura. The sonic magnitude of industrial metal and post-punk muscularity, heavy synth textures, and rhythmic militance imbue BLACK MAGNET’s Hallucination Scene with a frenetic pulse acutely attuned to the head on collision of alternate dystopian timelines that is 2020. Fans of Godflesh, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Front Line Assembly, Pitch Shifter, and Killing Joke must hear Hallucination Scene.

Black Veil Brides guitarist Lonny Eagleton joins Mylo Quinn on emo-trap single “Down”

You may recognize Canadian musician and creative Mylo Quinn (né Quinn McGraw ) from one of his many projects – progressive metal stalwarts Living Machines, comic book publishing house Splice Comics or hardcore outfit UGLY. Regardless of your familiarity with his other work, one thing will stand out to you about his latest single “Down”; it’s unrelenting ability to transport you to a deeper place of the artists own design.

Marina Kaye Shares New Track “Double Life”

Marina wrote and recorded the track in London with Jessica Agombar and David Stewart, the duet who produced and co-wrote BTS’ record-breaking brand new track “Dynamite”, and Eyelar (Charlie XCX, Little Mix, Demi Lovato). The sombre “Double Life” perfectly showcases her captivating vocals as an instrument in its own right, floating over electro-pop and R&B influenced melodies. Through metaphorical lyrics, the 22 years old French singer-songwriter portrays the question of leading two separate and very different lives, both when we’re with others or alone behind closed doors.

Montreal R&B/Pop artist Lubalin shares “don’t know”

Today, Montreal R&B/Hip-Hop artist Lubalin releases a new music video for single “don’t know” and shares his debut self-titled EP. The “don’t know” video premiered via Aesthetic Magazine and sees the artist coming to terms with his own identity. Cathartic and contemplative, the video showcases dark tones that represent the battles of inner conflict.

Matveï premieres “RIO,” announces Summer Collection

Lauded as the new generation of French electronic talent in his native country, Matveï’s trajectory is on the rise. Having been brought up on a steady diet of French hip-hop, house and bass, Matveï blends an exciting cocktail of house and urban club sounds, drawing inspiration from Kaytranada, Disclosure, Metro Boomin, Baauer and Sam Gellaitry.

Matveï Drops the Tropical House Song “RIO”



R&B singer-songwriter IV JAY is celebrating the release of her explosive new track “No Fun” with an equally fiery music video, streaming now via YouTube HERE following its premiere. The track shows off a fierce side of the versatile songstress, who warns she’s “no fun to be around.” “No Fun” heralds IV JAY’s eagerly anticipated new project 5TH ELEMENT, due to arrive everywhere this Friday, September 4th.


Wafia shared about the remix, “I’ve been a big fan of R3HAB for a while now and I’m so excited to have him hop on this remix.”


Today, LA-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kid Bloom releases the colorful new music video for “Blood Sugar” on the heels of his Blood Sugar EP, released on August 14th. Shot through a vintage kaleidoscopic lens, Kid Bloom appears as an obscure, silhouetted figure in an 80’s themed roller arena. Accompanied by an enchanting woman on skates and flashy effects, Kid Bloom gives us a psychedelic, captivating performance of “Blood Sugar.”

Listen to Fig Meld Psych & Glam on Debut Album ‘Harumi Hotel’

Marking a moment in time, local Sydney band Fig today unveil their assured debut album ‘Harumi Hotel’ alongside feature track ‘Oh, Come on!’ and announce a special launch show at Oxford Art Factory on September 25th.

DaBaby Releases Visual for “PICK UP” Featuring Quavo