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Ron Gallo Shares “PLEASE DON’T DIE” Video via Under the Radar

Ron Gallo shares his new single + video for “PLEASE DON’T DIE,” off of his upcoming album PEACEMEAL, due out February 12th via New West Records. Under the Radar premiered the track and praised it as “a morphing R&B head-nodder with languid hooks geling over subtly moving parts”.

Alaina Castillo Releases New Music Video “tonight”

Critically acclaimed artist Alaina Castillo dropped the music video for her latest release, the unapologetically antisocial party track, “tonight.” Alaina’s solo rollerblade dance party under neon lights in the video embraces her e-girl, antisocial influence as well as the tracks infectious melody, reflecting its message of the power of solitude.

Profligate – New Single “No Clear Way” / New Album Out 9/25

Anthony skillfully weaves together elements of new wave, punk and industrial into a catchy and strangely anthemic package that would feel equally at home on headphones as it would blasting through surround sound speakers. – Post-Trash

French alternative-rockers Stereotypical Working Class announce new EP ‘Célestopol’

As announced a couple of weeks ago : 6 years after their last studio album and while they released in the meantime a ‘Warm Session EP’ in 2016, French alternative-rockers STEREOTYPICAL WORKING CLASS are back this year to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a brand new EP called ‘Célestopol’ and to be released worldwide on CD & Digital on November 7th through Blood Blast Distribution.

Dan Horne Announces Debut Solo Recording ‘The Motorcycle Song EP’

“I’ve always felt a connection to Canned Heat, maybe because of the California roots, but I think Sam Blasucci first played me this rather obscure gem on a long drive during a Grateful Shred tour to somewhere. I tracked all the instruments alone quarantined in my studio, but when it became apparent that I needed to add electric sitar, I asked Jonathan Wilson to borrow one of his,” explains Horne. “‘Poor Moon’ felt like an appropriate song for the times. It’s totally absurd, but also relevant in portraying our current sense existential dread. And I thought it would be fun for me to sing to sing all of those doo-wop backing vocals.”

Kojaque Shares New Track “Shmelly”

Today Kojaque has dropped brand new single “Shmelly”. His first new material of 2020, the track is accompanied by a video directed by Kojaque and collaborator Sam McGrath.


“tonight” sets the scene for what’s in store for Alaina and shows the breadth and ambition of her artistry. She wrote the track as an anti-social party anthem, re-emphasizing her own anti-social lifestyle and encouraging her listeners to embrace their solitude, especially in these uncertain times. The music video is the latest release from the multifaceted artist and marks a transitional moment from introverted singer-songwriter to pop star in the making. In under a month, the track had amassed over 1.5M million streams, and is featured on 75 different playlists including Spotify’s Pop Up, Pop Right Now, Morning Motivation and Apple’s Pop Deluxe, Friday Feeling more.

Brandi Carlile’s XOBC Cellars launches new XO Sparkling Rosé

Founded by Carlile, her wife, Catherine, and their friends Amy and Jeri Andrews, XOBC Cellars is a group of entrepreneurial women in wine committed to making a difference. The female-led XOBC team built their business with a philanthropic mindset, and since its inception a portion of all proceeds from XOBC Cellars have supported Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation. The mission of Looking Out is to amplify the impact of music by empowering those without a voice, and since it was created in 2008, has collectively raised over $3 million benefiting Children In Conflict U.S./War Child U.K., Fund Racial Justice, The If Project and more.

Grammy nominated songwriter Teddy Geiger unveils “Sharkbait” via Awal Records!

“I know the world is cooked/If we don’t make it back/Then I guess we’re gonna go out/With a bang,” sings Geiger. The song’s sense of gleeful self-destruction is a hallmark of her songwriting; in 2018, she told Joe Coscarelli at The New York Times that her specialty is “roughing up pop music a bit.” Throughout her career, that approach to songwriting has attracted collaborations with major artists seeking to add Geiger’s touch to their pop productions.

Released Today! Seddy Hendrinx “Pimpin Wit Nip”

“Pimpin With Nip” arrives as the latest visual off of Seddy’s new project Black Hearted Demon, which dropped weeks back. Produced by multi-platinum hitmakers Don Cannon, Cheeze Beatz, M16 and more, BHD features 6 melodic new tracks which Seddy Hendrinx eloquently describes as soulful, reality, street music. The Florida native paints a vivid lyrical soundscape with each song, effortlessly swerving between Hip Hop and R&B lanes. The trap sensibility of “We Got Em In” featuring OMB Peezy is equally matched with the introspective nature of “Pimpin Wit Nip,” an ode to West Coast pioneer Nipsey Hussle

Actor/Singer Carson Rowland Says Goodbye to Summer in New Single “Disappear ft. Taylor Castro” Out Today

Actor/writer/singer Carson Rowland released “Disappear,” a collaboration with labelmate Taylor Castro, via PMA Records this morning. Rowland and Castro have been writing songs together ever since they first met on the film set of Dream Killer. “Disappear” has a breezy, beachy vibe mixed with lamentful lyrics about good times coming to an end. “‘Disappear’ is the embodiment of nostalgia, the unadulterated lust for times prior. So listen, and remember.” – Carson Rowland

B R I Q U E V I L L E: New Noise Magazine Debuts “Akte XV”

Following 2017’s dazzling instrumental opus II, the Flemish five-piece returns with their third studio album and one of the first real pandemic-albums to be released on Pelagic. The band members completed the album in separation, which worked out better than initially expected. They were forced to take distance not only from each other, but also towards their own song material. Some pieces grew larger than originally intended; others were stripped down to the essentials and reinvented. The end result is a staggering album that is sophisticated and smothering at the same time, made up of altogether shorter songs as compared to the previous release, and there is a more prominent focus on those tasty electronics, which have always been an integral part of B R I Q U E V I L L E’s sound.

Video Premiere: B R I Q U E V I L L E – ‘XV’

Osees Share ‘Protean Threat’ LP via KEXP

Osees share their new full length album Protean Threat via KEXP, who praised it as “a fresh, dynamic, and engaginly swift listen… it’s Osees at their most restrained and it’s completely working.” The full album is out everywhere this Friday, September 18th via Castle Face Records. On the album, John Dwyer shared with KEXP the following limerick:

“there once was a people called human
their behavior was mighty presumin’
they did as they pleased
yet they lived on their knees
but their numbers were still pretty boomin'”

Pagan Metal Purveyors VARG Releases Third Single and Official Video “Fara Til Ranar”

Melancholic and captivating – An authentic highlight on Varg’s musical route to the origins of Pagan Metal!

Today, the wolves of VARG are once again howling the origins of true Pagan Metal, continuing their story of the legendary Viking era. The band has unveiled the third single, “Fara Til Ránar”, from their upcoming full-length, Zeichen (engl. signs), to be released on September 18 via Napalm Records.

JP Saxe Releases Cinematic Music Video For “A Little Bit Yours”

Beloved by the artist community, JP has been publicly praised in recent weeks by Demi Lovato, Maren Morris, Camila Cabello, Alessia Cara, Sam Smith, Lewis Capaldi and more for his raw and honest lyrics. Last week, PEOPLE Magazine included JP in the Top 5 of their Artists To Watch list, for those “making their mark on the musical landscape.” JP secured the #1 position on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart for two straight weeks in a row.

OVTLIER Sign to Zoid Entertainment; Release Single “Who We Are” on October 23, 2020

Rochester, NY band OVTLIER have signed with Zoid Entertainment who will be releasing the band’s single “Who We Are” on October 23rd via INgrooves.

Ovtlier is a band that the Zoid Entertainment team believes in:

“When their manager (Dennis Sanders) played Who We are, we felt this was a project on which we wanted to work,” said Zoid President Peter Tsiolis. “As we continued to discuss what role we could play in the band’s future,” he continued, “we decided we wanted Ovtlier to be part of what is an extremely limited roster of bands that we want to have on the label side of Zoid Entertainment Group.”

rising artist whiterosemoxie releases “blood on my jeans (remix)”    

The remix features whiterosemoxie’s candid lyrics and addictive ad-libs effortlessly intertwined with Juice WRLD’s infectious beat and distinguished chorus. The video stars the 18-year-old Detroit native as he freestyles directly into the camera with undeniable charisma. The release of “blood on my jeans (remix)” truly showcases whiterosemoxie’s unstoppable momentum and foreshadows what fans can look forward to on his upcoming mixtape, grae ceilings.

moxie notes that grae ceilings is a reminder that in all the grey area and this time of transition, the people around you have to be the rock and foundation.

Kurt Baker (Kurt Baker Combo, The Leftovers, etc) Delivers New “Over You ” Video

American musician, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Baker has dropped a vintage 80’s-inspired music video for “Over You,” the lead single off his upcoming solo album ‘After Party’ set for release on October 23 via Wicked Cool Records.

‘After Party’ marks a return to primo Power Pop form under Kurt’s own name, backed by his bangin’ five-piece American band for the first time in five years. The twelve-song sonic boom of hooks and melodies hits on the heels of two acclaimed albums with Kurt Baker Combo, his four-piece group based in Madrid, Spain, where the native of Portland, Maine has resided for some years now.


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. (Other early indie postings included “Dnd,” “Orange Sweater,” “Sobriety,” and “Happy Song.”) The Dallas senior graduated with a new track under her belt, the eternal “Love Songs.” Within a year, the record had gained viral traction after millions of TikTok users recorded themselves dancing as it played in the background.

Rising Singer-Songwriter ALX Creates House Party Vibes in “Crash” Acoustic Video

Florida native ALX specializes in well-crafted songs that blend classic pop hooks with a modern lyrical sensibility. Giving the stripped-down treatment to one of his most popular songs, ALX shares a new video for “Crash” (Acoustic). With over 800k combined plays on YouTube and Spotify, “Crash” combines chugging 90s guitar with punchy percussion, as ALX dives headfirst into a wild romantic encounter: “Crash and rollin lost all control on the way/flashing, floating, glass lights rolling down your face.” Directed by Jochi Sacha, the new acoustic video for “Crash” finds ALX and his guitarist Ben Chandler providing immaculate vibes for a carefree party, as the attendees play flip cup and hop into the pool. The new video for “Crash” follows an acoustic clip for “Love On Top” (945k Spotify streams), the lead single from ALX’s debut The Fantasy EP.

(Skope) London producer praises the gift of musical healing in new atmospheric offering ‘Breath’

Following on from the release of his third EP ‘Inkus’, a collection that has earned him honourable credits, London-based singer, songwriter and producer Theo Bard has spent the last year pointing his sound in a new direction. With a debut album on the horizon, the singer teases us with his new offering ‘Breath’, via Icons Creating Evil Art.