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Indie-pop singer and songwriter, Gwyn Love, releases sophomore single “Good Vibes” today! “Good Vibes” is a feel-good anthem that allows listeners to escape any worries they have going on in their life and think only of good vibrations.

WASUREMONO return with zany indie-pop cut ‘Let’s Talk’

Wasuremono 忘れ物 (Japanese noun. Meaning: lost article; something forgotten) are a quartet driven by multi-instrumentalist William Southward – a vessel through which he channels his love to write, record and meticulously arrange atmospheric pop songs in his shed studio in Bradford-On-Avon, UK.

Following last year’s acclaimed album ‘Are You Ok?’ – which saw the band fall into a similar space as the likes of Pizzagirl, Barrie, Girl Ray and The Undercover Dream Lovers in its addictive, sophisticated LoFi pop – they return with rousing new single ‘Let’s Talk’ today. A subtle evolution in sound and intent, it’s a wonky piano lead jaunt into William’s mind and creative process.

Yiigaa ‘Closer’ video

Speaking on the feel-good track, Yiigaa said “Closer Is a song about empowerment. It’s about owning yourself, your emotions, and being in control. It’s about things changing in life and people coming and going, but always wishing them the best.”

Yiigaa (real name Yiga which means good luck) was raised in Brixton, South London. The daughter of Ivorian musician Henri Gaobi, there was always music blasting throughout the house encouraging and inspiring her strong passion for music. From the early age of seven, she was writing both her own and favourite song lyrics over her body when she was bored to kill time, ending up in her obtaining countless of diaries with song lyrics from over the years.

Gabriel Garzón-Montano Presents New Single “Bloom”

Gabriel Garzón-Montano today presents new single, “Bloom,” from his forthcoming album, Agüita, out October 2nd on Jagjaguwar in association with Stones Throw. Bold, confident, and utterly multifaceted, Garzón-Montano explores three characters across Agüita’s 50-minute runtime: the debonair leading man, the Latin Urbano hitmaker, and the wistful impressionist. With preceding singles “Someone” and the album’s title track, “Agüita,” we’ve heard from the first two, respectively. Today, with the release of “Bloom”, the complete picture at last comes into focus.

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Duets With His Younger Self in New Single “Father and Son”

Yusuf / Cat Stevens today unveils a 2020 reimaging of his seminal hit “Father and Son.” The song is the latest release from his highly anticipated forthcoming album Tea for the Tillerman² (out September 18th on UMe), an album that sees Yusuf recast the same eleven songs from his era-defining album for a new age, with dramatic results.

Tickets for BREAK THE SILENCE: THE MOVIE On Sale Beginning Today Across the U.S. and Canada

Big Hit Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale beginning today across the U.S. and Canada for BREAK THE SILENCE: THE MOVIE.

In addition, audiences in over 60 countries will be able to see the fourth BTS feature film today. The latest film finds the band at the end of the BTS WORLD TOUR “LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF,” with the seven members telling their personal stories never voiced before.

Audiences for BREAK THE SILENCE: THE MOVIE will be able to view their record-breaking single “Dynamite” music video on the big screen before the film.

Muck and the Mires Unveil “She Blocked My Number” Video From Forthcoming EP

Muck and the Mires recently announced their upcoming “Take Me Back To Planet Earth” EP and they are back with the video for a brand new single today!


Dianthus is currently in the midst of recording their brand new album “Realms” with producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Symphony X, Butcher Babies, etc.), and they will be releasing a series of singles monthly leading up to the full release tentatively due in early 2021.

The first single “Realms” was released in July and quickly gained the attention of press and fans alike.

“Dianthus just released their new single “Realms” and it’s probably going to get stuck in your head. The duo employ soaring guitar melodies, perfectly grounded drums, and excellent vocal hooks through the track for an overall killer experience.”
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Experience Hendrix L.L.C. in partnership with Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, are releasing the brand new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui as well as the accompanying album Live In Maui on November 20. The film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s storied visit to Maui and how they became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery. The Blu-ray will include the full documentary as well as bonus features featuring all of the existing 16mm color film shot of the two performances that afternoon mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Included in the package will be Live In Maui – both of the aforementioned sets spread across 2 CDs or 3 vinyl LPs, newly restored and mixed by longtime Jimi Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer, and mastered by Bernie Grundman. “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” from this historic concert is available today on streaming services; those who pre-order the package will receive a digital download of the track.


“I wrote ‘Someone Else’s Dream’ after realizing too many things about my life seemed to have been decided for me,” Absofacto shared. “The song embodies not only the feeling of realizing you’re trapped in a world built of someone else’s choices, but also the feeling of breaking out of that situation to do what you really want… even it doesn’t work out the way you expect! It’s also sort of a spiritual successor to my song ‘Dissolve’… echoing the sound of me dealing with something difficult while seeing the beauty of the journey and hope within it”

TOBACCO goes pop on new single “Jinmenken” out today

Pop impulses have always surged beneath the surface of Pennsylvanian experimentalist TOBACCO’s sound — blown-out bass, analog synths, drum machines, and Fec’s unmistakable analog gurgle and hiss. On his upcoming album Hot Wet & Sassy out just in time for Halloween on October 30th via Ghostly International, these impulses have finally bubbled to the top. And while that many not have been the first conclusion drawn after hearing the deranged collaboration with Trent Reznor in “Babysitter”, today’s release of “Jinmenken” certainly shines a bright light in that direction.

Benny Freestyles Takes You On A Dreamy Trip In Music Video For “Slow Motion”

Fun-loving and ever-rising artist, Benny Freestyles, releases a new music video for his adventurous and intimate single “Slow Motion.” The music video truly embodies the upbeat and joyous sensation partnered with every Benny Freestyles track and the robust and undeniable love and admiration for his partner.

Matt Berninger of The National debuts new single “One More Second”

In anticipation of Serpentine Prison, the upcoming debut solo record from Matt Berninger—frontman of critically acclaimed group The National—Berninger is premiering the new single “One More Second” alongside a lyric video. “I wrote “One More Second” with Matt Sheehy (Lost Lander, EL VY) with the intention for it to be a kind of answer to Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” or sort of the other side of that conversation,” says Berninger.

Still Woozy Shares Cozy New Single and Video “BS”

Like many of Still Woozy songs “BS” dives into Gamsky’s psyche while also offering listeners a way out of their own worries. Yes, the lyrics are about “struggling with his brain,” as he puts it, but they’re ultimately about bringing the best version of oneself to the people we love. The lush instrumental underscores that hope, shining warmth and light through the clouds of darker impulses. That sort of contrast is exactly what makes Still Woozy special, and it’s been his aim ever since he started writing songs as a kid in Northern California’s Bay Area. “I strive for this feeling of warmth to act as a buffer to some of those harsher feelings,” he says.


Continuing the romantic trap-pop saga of last month’s Tarro-produced single “Bad Dream,” “Say It First” finds the Canadian artist soaking his broken heart in heavy bass and woozy electronics, while getting candid about love and life in L.A. Jutes admits to feeling helpless, laying out his woes over a steady, spellbinding beat. “I know we can make it work, ‘cause it feels like we’ve been together for many lives,” he confesses. “I know you don’t fuck with diamonds or the ladder that I’m climbing. I love that you keep it real as shit with me.”

Usher Releases Brand New Single + Video “Bad Habits”

Global megastar and eight-time GRAMMYÒ Award-winner Usher today releases a brand new single and video “Bad Habits” to be featured on his forthcoming studio album via RCA Records.

The video was directed by Chris Robinson and features Usher’s classic dance moves and dramatic stylings.

Usher Releases A New Single & Video “Bad Habits”

Tom Petty’s “Confusion Wheel” debuts today – first previously unreleased song from All The Rest

“Confusion Wheel,” the first song available from Tom Petty’s long-awaited second, unreleased half of Wildflowers—a collection Tom named All The Rest—is out today and now available with album pre-order.

“Confusion Wheel,” written in 1994, eerily captures the uncertainty of 2020 as if it were written yesterday and somehow twists it with infinite hope.

One of these days my old friend
You and I won’t worry no more
One of these nights it’ll all wash away
And we’ll wake up singing a brand-new song
We’ll wake up singing a whole new song
—“Confusion Wheel”

DJANGO DJANGO – Announce New Single “Spirals” – Out Now via Because Music

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.

Sounding invigorated and more energized than ever, “Spirals” doubles as a tantalizing return to form as well as a rousing call to arms. Beginning with elegant circling synths that grow into a never-more-relevant anthem to hope, it uses the image of DNA to muse on the connections we have as humans being stronger than the divisions. One of the tracks specifically written as part of the forthcoming live set, its dynamics are galvanising: a steady accumulation of joyous energy.

NYC Collective MICHELLE Release Arlo Parks Rework of “SUNRISE”

SUNRISE, released in July, marked the first new single from the NYC-based collective since their self-released 2018 debut album HEATWAVE, and their first original release with Canvasback/Transgressive. It was met with praise from V Magazine, NME, Dork, and more. Uproxx highlighted the track in their “Best New Indie Music of the Week,” declaring “One of the more exciting tracks I’ve heard in a long time, ‘SUNRISE’ combines elements of indie pop, funk, and R&B to create something truly unique and modern.”

Timothy B. Schmit Releases New Single – “Cross That Line”

“I’ve had this song in my back pocket for almost a year now, and I’m not sure why I’ve waited so long to release it,” explains Timothy B. Schmit. “Then it became clear to me about two weeks ago that now is, indeed, the time. There is nothing else I can say about this piece other than the song speaks for itself.”