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Luke Combs’ “Lovin’ On You” music video out now

Of the video, Combs shares, “Man, this was a fun one. It honestly felt a lot like when we filmed ‘When It Rains It Pours’…having the band there, and, of course, my beautiful wife Nicole, was really special. The mini versions of all of us was a huge plus and made it all the more fun for this song. We had a blast doing it and hope y’all love it as much as we do!”

wifisfuneral Pioneers a Strip Club/Car Wash Hybrid in “Back Ache” Video

He’s known for his cerebral rhymes and dark subject matter, but sometimes wifisfuneral just likes to let loose and have a good time. Today, the South Florida native shares a humorous video for “Back Ache,” a sexually explicit banger. Produced by Rudy & Jimmy Duval, “Back Ache” is a downtempo trap come-on that finds an auto-tuned wifi switching up his flows, mixing in a cadence that pays tribute to Future’s 2015 song “Where Ya At.” In the video, directed by Chris Moreno, wifi stars in a news segment/infomercial for a local business establishment–namely, a hybrid car wash/strip club. The video alternates between wifi frolicking with scantily clad models and a family of three fighting over the television remote, the mother trying desperately to keep her son from witnessing the spectacle. “Back Ache” is the latest clip from PAIN?, wifi’s new album, following last week’s space-time-bending video for lo-fi pop gem “Lost In Time” ft. Coi Leray.

Anya Hinkle releases “Hills Of Swannanoa” video

“‘Hills of Swannanoa’ is the story of the Great Flood of 1916,” the singer-songwriter says. “The unusually heavy mid-summer rains that year, coming in addition to heavy logging in the Carolina mountains, caused severe flooding of the Swannanoa and French Broad Rivers and heavy damage in the Asheville area. My friend, Akira, had written an instrumental tune called ‘Swannanoa’ after moving to nearby Black Mountain almost 20 years ago to start a ceramics studio, and he asked me if I might want to write some lyrics. I let my mind wander to the beautiful Swannanoa Valley, where I spent a lot of time with my daughter when she was very small. There is a mystical feeling there: vibrations from the ancient Cherokee, heavy mists that shroud the hills, generous green that carpets the valleys. It feels sacred, sad and beautiful.”

Video Premiere: Anya Hinkle “Hills of Swannanoa”


Jimmy Chamberlin Complex share their second single “Grace” from the upcoming record Honor, due out September 25th via Make Records. “Grace” builds a pummeling momentum, to which Jimmy Chamberlin described to XS Noize, “classic Complex groove here. The core band is letting loose!”

TRACK PREMIERE: Jimmy Chamberlin Complex announce new album & share new single ‘Grace’ – Listen Now!

Django Django release electrifying new single & video ‘Spirals’

This month, Django Django make an electrifying return with the new single ‘Spirals’, their first new material since the ‘Winter’s Beach’ EP in 2018, and an utterly compelling glimpse at what’s to come.

Skope | Frazey Ford livestream shows Sept 26-27

Prolific Soul-Americana artist Frazey Ford released her critically acclaimed album U kin B the Sun via Arts & Crafts on February 7. Having amassed a vast global fanbase over the course of her lustrous career, many have yet to experience the new album live. Today, she has announced two virtual performances to be broadcast “Live From Inside” the Commodore Ballroom on September 26 and 27. A portion of proceeds will benefit Raven Trust, an Indigenous Peoples’ Legal Defence Fund.

Saturday, Sept 26 @ 6pmPST North America and Australia)
Sunday, Sept 27 @ 7pmBST (UK and Europe)

Frazey Ford Drops Textured Single, “Azad” Ahead of New Album

SPLIT SECOND MELTDOWN Premieres New Video for Single “Nobody Left But Me”

Split Second Meltdown is the brainchild of NYC based keyboardist and composer, Rob Clores, who has spent the better part of his career performing and recording with a host of well known artists including Jesse Malin (D-Generation), The Black Crowes, Colin Hay (Men at Work) and Alejandro Escovedo, among many others.


This is the way Blues was meant to be: LIVE! This EP is the first of many live efforts from GA-20 to come. These 4 tracks showcase the group’s wide range, from the raw electric Blues of 1960’s Chicago to a more mellow vibe like the Wood Brothers.

Artist: MadOhm – Track: The Dream Is Over Now

The Dream Is Over Now is a beautiful tribute song written after the loss of his son Nico earlier this year to cancer. The music video was featured an article written by Metalheadzone after his friend Frances Cobain had posted it to her instagram page. The video is up on YouTube –

100+ Million Streams // Tropical Indie Pop // New EP – ‘Avenue G’ from Austin based band Summer Salt

Avenue G is now a landmark for us, the heart of Austin tx, where we started. We wanted to make an ep dedicated to that and start a chronicle for songs that we wrote when we were younger, revisit them, and bring them back to life. I think it’s a nice way of revisiting the past and displaying our history musically through lyrics and the songs. It’s interesting in writing a lot of time you find yourself outgrowing something whether that be the musicality of the song or the message of the song itself, but those moments lived in our history and there will always be others who can connect, relate, and find inspiration for the message even if that’s not where we are today. I think that’s why this felt nice and exciting for us.

Okay Dane continue to explore new chapter with reflective new single, ‘Someday’

Melbourne indie-rock group Okay Dane enter the second half of 2020 with a new dose of impactful and melodic music, announcing their new single ‘Someday’.

The release of ‘Someday’ opens a new chapter for Okay Dane, with guitarist and vocalist Iseabail Lewis and drummer Nathan Winn now in the fold and some of their strongest and most collaborative new material yet.

Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts’ Upcoming Album ‘Nowhere To Go But Everywhere’ Out September 18th

Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts will release their new album ‘Nowhere To Go But Everywhere’ on September 18th via Wicked Cool Records.

The follow up to 2019’s ‘This Is The Sound’ (which won an Independent Music Award for ‘Best Indie Album’), ‘Nowhere To Go But Everywhere’ was written by Ryan during a long road trip across the USA with his dog Peaches, while coming to terms with his recent divorce. He filmed the trek, which resulted in ‘Communique’– an inspiring and deeply personal mini-documentary, part five of which debuted this week on Glide Magazine. Check back on the site each week for new episodes, all leading up to the release of ‘Nowhere To Go But Everywhere.’

Watch as Drew Carey Interviews Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts and Letters to Cleo’s Kay Hanley

Adam Bauer Releases Single “Healing Song”

Noted Kirtan artist Adam Bauer will release the first single, “Healing Song,” on all formats including Spotify, from his upcoming third album, Return to the Sacred (out October 2) tomorrow.

The seven-minute track (short in the Kirtan world!) “Healing Song” is a beautiful paean to the healing process that Adam has undergone in the last year as his father, Edward Bauer, and beloved teacher (and Maharaj-ji guru brother) Ram Dass, both left their bodies in late 2019. “Healing Song,” with lyrics in English and Sanskrit, unfolds as a prayer of affirmation, a timeless reminder of the reality of truth, consciousness and bliss even during challenging times.

Cole Bradley x Skope Magazine – “Love Made Me”

Country singer and songwriter, Cole Bradley, is a rising star in the North American music scene. Growing up listening to the likes of Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw, Bradley first graced the stage


Florida-bred musician, hip-hop/ R&B hitmaker June3rd returns with his irrefutably-intoxicating new single “Wait 4 It” via Labyrinth Music Group. “Wait 4 It,” written by June3rd and RIAA certified platinum writers/ producers Dream Addix is greeted with an accompanying visual directed by Sony Boiz. The track serves as his official second single off his eagerly-awaited, forthcoming debut project Jemeni—on the horizon.


“During this time of isolation, I’ve been incredibly inspired to release music that has an uplifting energy,” said David Guetta. “I love producing club tracks but at the same time, especially now, I feel like creating ‘feel-good’ music. ‘Let’s Love’ is a message of love, hope and bringing people together and once again, Sia has out done herself on the vocals.”

Hot New Hip-hop x JXXII – Freddy’s Interlude (official music video)

2020! It’s brought us some unfortunate times, but also some amazing music. It has definitely been the year of the creators and artists, and I would love to bring a hot new Indie artist to your attention. JXXII (pronounced Jay) out of SLC, Ut just dropped his debut album Heal or Die today and has caught a buzz this year with his single Freddy’s Interlude.

JXXII is a breath of fresh air in this “new age” era of hip hop. Unique, bold, honest, poetic, and raw. His storytelling abilities have been compared to Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole.

Chicago R&B Artist Brandon James Set To Premiere His New Music Video “Drifting”

Chicago, IL r&b, and soul artist Brandon James is set to premiere his new music video for “Drifting” on September 25th, 2020. “Drifting,” is the first single off the three-track E.P titled after the lead song released on June 17th, 2020. The album is currently available on all major streaming networks and directly on Brandon’s website. The single will have a YouTube premiere to all fans, friends, and interested parties. Fans and media can view the video in advance via the artist’s website.

Drumma Boy “Still Can’t Believe It” ft Derez De’Shon New Single!


Turbo is nostalgic in his latest single “18,” out now via 10K Projects/Homemade Projects/Internet Money Records. The newest single shows Turbo moving away from the dance floor ready beats seen his past two singles “Bo Exotic” and “Racing After Me” as he sings of teenage love lost. Referencing the cult classic, Back To The Future, “18” closes out an incredible summer for the new artist. With his past three singles amassing over 1,900,000 streams globally and praise from outlets like Lyrical Lemonade and Ones to Watch, Turbo proves this is just the beginning.


Today, genre-bending rapper and singer Trippie Redd drops “I Got You” produced by Wheezy and featuring Busta Rhymes, out now via 10K Projects/Caroline. The single samples the iconic 2002 Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey track “I Know What You Want” and features a guest verse from Busta Rhymes himself. Its accompanying music video, directed by Aidan Cullen, aligns with the single’s 2000s feel with Trippie Redd parading through high school in a varsity jacket that reads “Pegasus.”

Trippie Redd Feat. Busta Rhymes – “I Got You” [Music Video]


GRAMMY®-winning hard rock iconoclasts Mastodon untether the official video for new song “Fallen Torches” from Medium Rarities, available now. Typically true to form, the video for the new track lifts off into psychedelic stellar regions thanks to directorial skills of Hey Beautiful Jerk and Machina-Infinitum.


This unpredictable and undeniable anthem showcases the scope of his sharp songwriting and dynamic voice. Spreading some light for the age of quarantine, the track builds from soft guitar-laden verses into a falsetto-spiked hook as he asks, “Happiness, where you been? Where you gone? Are you coming back?”


Uniting three eras of reggaeton on one red hot collaboration, Daddy Yankee, Anuel AA and Kendo Kaponi deliver an anthem of epic proportions on “Don Don,” which is produced by Mambo Kingz and DJ Luian. Together, these global titans lock into an incendiary back-and-forth before an unshakable hook. Additionally, the trio joined forces for a cinematic futuristic Fernando Lugo-directed video complete with show-stopping choreography, eye-catching visuals and high-fashion immersion.

MBNel sparks hope in new song Thru The Night

Today, Stockton, CA rapper MBNel shares “Thru The Night,” the lead single from his upcoming 6-song Child of The Trenches II EP. Alongside a steady, confident beat produced by ImThaOne, MBNel sheds light on his harshest times on the streets and gives his fans a new sense of hope. In an open mic performance of the track, the defiant rapper hits the sunny California coast to reflect on the darkness of his past gang life.

“Whatever y’all are battling or struggling with in life, things will get better and brighter on the other side…even if it looks like it’s staying dark right now,” explains MBNel.

New single “Django” by Swedish Indie-pop group Two Year Vacation

Swedish pop quintet Two Year Vacation continues to cruise on the lake of feelgood and is today releasing their new pulsing single DJANGO from their upcoming sophomore album LAUNDRY DAY, due October 30th.

Two Year Vacation, the band that originates from contrast, was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city, a seaport known for its rain, headwind and grayness. Making rhythmic radio-friendly indie pop with musical influences ranging from ABBA to Fatboy Slim through early Daft Punk, MGMT, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Peter Björn & John, Two Year Vacation is all about driving out all stale sense of the mundane.

Statues releases 90’s alternative rock- inspired single “Cardiac Arrest”

Statues is back with an energetic indie rock track, “Cardiac Arrest”, out on all digital platforms today, September 11. The single is the third one from the bands’ upcoming second album “Holocene”, to be released on Lövely Records in late October. With “Cardiac Arrest”, the band captures the essence of 90’s alternative rock and aesthetics. Featuring lead and backing vocals by Per Stålberg, fast guitars and intense rhythms are combined with resentful and almost apocalyptic lyrics.

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