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Delta Spirit Release First Album In 6 Years Tomorrow – “What Is There” Premieres In Its Entirety Today Via SPIN

Delta Spirit are set to return with their first album in six years, What Is There, tomorrow. The 10-song set was produced by the band and mixed by Tchad Blake (U2, Black Keys). Their New West Records debut follows their acclaimed 2014 studio album Into The Wide, which Uncut said Delta Spirit “… progressively unleash waves of measured ferocity… toward payoffs that are staggering in their intensity.” What Is There was recorded at Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, TX and is dedicated to the memory of their friend and musical inspiration, Richard Swift.

J.I. The Prince of NY Shares Video For “Love In The Club” Today

Today marks the release of burgeoning Brooklyn rapper, J.I. the Prince of NY’s latest video, “Love in the Club.” On the dancehall charged track J.I. shares his suspicions over loyalty between himself and a significant other. HotNewHipHop noted the single as a “highlight” off of his EP, while Pitchfork commended it as “the perfect balance between the crossover anthem[s]…and the melodic New York love song[s] that have made him a rising local star.”

PULCHRA MORTE: Death/Doom Unit Featuring Current/Former Members Of Skeletonwitch, Wolvhammer, Eulogy, And More To Release Their Ex Rosa Ceremonia Full-Length November 6th Via Transcending Records

With drums recorded to tape in the analog environment of Earth Analog Studios, and guitars, bass, vocals, and cellos captured at New Constellation RPM, the nine-track offering carries on where the band’s Divina Autem Et Aniles debut left off conjuring often alarmingly weighty psalms focused on atmosphere, feeling, and flow.


Austin Lucas releases his new album Alive In The Hot Zone! October 30th, 2020. Written and recorded in the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter/American uprising, this album represents a new direction for Austin, yet retains his distinctive voice and hyperliterate writing style. Contained are ten songs that serve as direct commentary regarding the ongoing global situation, isolation, fear and the indomitable spirit required to stand up against systemic racism and fascism, in a world spiraling out of control.

Saul Premiere “King of Misery” Video at Loudwire

Iowa-based rock quartet SAUL — brothers Blake Bedsaul [lead vocals] and Zach Bedsaul [lead guitar, backup vocals], William McIlravy [bass, backup vocals], and Myles Clayborne [drums] — have premiered the futuristic and cinematic video for their new single “King of Misery” over at Loudwire.

The Blue Stones share new single “Let It Ride”

Today, alternative-rock duo The Blue Stones unveiled “Let It Ride”, their latest single out on Entertainment One (eOne). The track debuted on YouTube in the form of a live video, capturing the duo returning to their element on stage and giving fans a chance to experience the song as intended, as a captivating performance. From the moment the fuzzed-out guitars kick off the track, Tarek Jafar’s bluesy voice and drummer Justin Tessier’s ground-shaking beat combine to create a stadium-sized anthem perfect for soundtracking an end-of-summer road trip. The song hits its high-point through a clap-along breakdown as Jafar declares “If you love me like you say, you have to let me roam”, an ode to living life on the road.

Indie-Pop Songstress Carly Rose Releases Eagerly Anticipated Debut EP WILD

Today, New York-raised and Los Angeles-based rising indie-pop songstress Carly Rose releases her eagerly anticipated debut EP WILD. Writing all of her own songs, Carly offers commentary on weighty topics such as drug addiction and lost youth, yet packages it in a way that is accessible to a wide range of listeners. Listen once and you might hear a fun song to jam to. Listen deeper and you could find yourself contemplating some of life’s most topical and challenging issues.

New Noise: Carly Rose

Davido Returns With New Single and Video “Fem”

Multiple award-winning Nigerian superstar DAVIDO today makes a glorious return with “Fem” his first solo record of 2020. “Fem,” which means “be quiet” in Nigerian street slang, is the first official single from his forthcoming 3rd studio album A BETTER TIME arriving in October.

Major Lazer debuts new track “Oh My Gawd” with Nicki Minaj, Mr Eazi and K4mo

“This record was really fun to make,” Nigerian superstar Mr Eazi says, “and it’s crazy how it went from hearing a K4mo intro in the studio with Fred Again, to me jumping on it and then Diplo hopping in! And Walshy hitting me up to say it’s a banger—next thing Nicki is on it! Been a journey really, like two years in the making and I can’t wait to perform it at my next festival!”

Psychic Temple Release New Song + Video for “Then Again”, Featuring The Dream Syndicate

Psychic Temple mastermind Chris Schlarb believes that “there is no double album that would not be improved by removing its worst songs and making it a single album.” And with his new 2xLP release, Houses of the Holy, Schlarb sets out to prove himself wrong.

Consisting of two full-length LPs, Houses of the Holy features four unique, collaborative “EPs” with Cherry Glazerr (Side A); The Chicago Underground Trio (Side B); The Dream Syndicate (Side C); and Xololanxinxo (Side D).