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Nario Da Don – “Scarred Fa Life”

Connie Boy Records rapper and recording artist, “Nario Da Don,” brings in another heartfelt single dedicated to the recent passing of his close friend, “Wigg.” Being a young mogul growing up in poverty and dealing with traumatic situations, he thought that is just getting better. As Nario explains why he is scarred for life, he is still appreciating life and prepared to let Wigg live through him. Follow @nariodadon for more music and videos that you can relate to.

GRANT Reveals Details On Upcoming ‘Vertigo’ EP. Releases Kimchii Remix

Today, Swedish alt-pop star GRANT announces the release of her forthcoming new EP, ‘Vertigo,’ available everywhere October 15th. Alongside this exciting news, GRANT has revealed a brand new remix of her latest single, “Hell Yes, I’m Betting On You,” by fellow Stockholm-based artist, producer and DJ, Kimchii. The remix reminisces on artists including Disclosure, Moon Boots and Daft Punk, flirting with the sounds of UK garage, French house, funky house and deep house—transforming the ethereal trip-hop track into a luscious house groove and placing GRANT firmly on the dance floor.

Watch Clipping’s new lyric video for “‘96 Neve Campbell (feat. Cam & China)”

Clipping’s new single “’96 Neve Campbell” is a tribute to the self-aware “final girl” character of the post-slasher film cycle, featuring Inglewood’s Cam & China, who prove they do more than survive the masked killer—they preemptive-strike his ass. The accompanying lyric video was directed by Clipping’s Jonathan Snipes and the group’s longtime collaborator Cristina Bercovitz. “’96 Neve Campbell” is from Visions of Bodies Being Burned, the follow up to their acclaimed 2019 release There Existed an Addiction to Blood, and the second installment in its sociopolitical horrorcore series.

Boundaries premiere “Behind The Bend” from terrifying new album out 11/13

Today, the Connecticut metal group, Boundaries, shared the newest single “Behind The Bend” and the accompanying video from their debut album, Your Receding Warmth, due out November 13th via Unbeaten Records. In a show of appreciation to their fans, the band secretly released the track a day early to those who ordered the vinyl repress of the band’s first official release, Hartford County Misery, earlier this summer. While Boundaries may have come a long way since that 2017 EP, the deep connection to their fans has never wavered, and “Behind The Bend” is sure to stoke the flames of anticipation for their debut album even further. The track follows one’s last step backward into the helplessness of rock bottom before progression in life is possible, mixing some of their quietest yet most haunting moments with cruel mid-paced riffs that culminate in crushing results.

Yves Jarvis Unveils Music Video for New Single “In Every Mountain”

Montreal’s Yves Jarvis will unveil his third studio album, Sundry Rock Song Stock, tomorrow Friday September 25 (digitally) and November 13 (vinyl) via Flemish Eye. Following the release of “Victim,” “For Props” and “Semula,” Jarvis returns today with another new single from the record. Described as “one consciousness” and featuring Jarvis on drums, watch the official “In Every Mountain” music video on YouTube now.

AFFLICTION VECTOR: Italian black-death metallers premiere “Death Comes Supreme” debut EP at Cvlt Nation

The band will release “Death Comes Supreme” on 25th September 2020 via Argento Records.

AFFLICTION VECTOR has been conceived as an introspective exploration by Ans in 2018. After the dissolution of Ooze and his separation from Grime, the artist decided to embrace a solitary journey through his own inner demons, choosing isolation and his dissolving mental health as a fuel for his creative flame.

Total Black Metal Incineration: AFFLICTION VECTOR “Death Comes Supreme” Full EP Premiere


“When we started writing ‘Room,’ it just snapped me back into being 16. I realized that feeling of being in love for the first time is something I’ve been chasing for so long,” says Chaz Cardigan, who penned the track with ROBOPOP (Maroon 5, Lana Del Rey), who also produced, and Jon Green (James Bay, Kylie Minogue). “We really dug deep and tried to make it as tactile and specific as possible, with lots of little details, like the map of Ecuador he had on his wall.”


The four-piece formed while attending college in Boston and have already amassed a dedicated following with millions of streams. Insanely catchy and unable to be pigeonholed by genre, Dead Poet Society’s musical landscape runs from heavy, riff-driven songs to stunningly beautiful ballads. “With fretless guitars and the extraordinary vocals of lead singer Jack Underkofler at the forefront, they have cultivated a signature sound that’s as distinct as a fingerprint.”


An eponymous album is a symbolic highlight in an artist’s career. Though often reserved for the beginning of a catalogue, the tradition has also been evoked to designate a celebratory body of work that looks back and epitomizes a defining cultural moment. Oneohtrix Point Never categorically challenges most standard notions of linear thinking in music, constantly shifting within traditional paradigms, unwinding and re-weaving digital sensory triggers into contemporary sonatas. Out today, the Drive Time Suite of “Cross Talk I,” “Auto & Allo,” and “Long Road Home” (which includes vocals by Caroline Polachek) serves as a prelude for the eagerly anticipated return from Daniel Lopatin, the New York based artist and producer, whose name has become synonymous with era-defining art.


The Shins break an extended silence with the viscerally beautiful new song “The Great Divide.” The first official release from the band in over two and a half years, “The Great Divide” is available now via James Mercer’s own label Aural Apothecary and Monotone Records across all digital platforms.


GRAMMY® Award-winning singer / songwriter, actor, and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Corey Taylor has revealed “Culture Head,” the latest single to be released from his forthcoming debut solo album, CMFT. “Culture Head” is available now on all streaming platforms, with CMFT set for release on October 2nd via Roadrunner Records. Last night, Taylor debuted the pummeling “Culture Head” during WWE’s NXT broadcast on the USA Network, illuminating yet another facet of CMFT.

Corey Taylor Unveils “Culture Head” as Latest Single from Debut Solo Album: Stream


In the space of just two albums, Royal Blood have ascended to become one of the world’s biggest and most vital rock bands. The Brighton duo have scored two UK #1 albums – their self-titled double-Platinum debut from 2014 and 2017’s How Did We Get So Dark? – in the process selling 2 million albums worldwide. Their acclaim has included the BRIT Award for Best British Group plus further accolades at the NME and Kerrang! Awards as well as a Mercury Prize nomination. What’s more, they’ve made a major international impact, hitting the Top 10 in a further seven territories and peaking at #2 on the US Alternative Album chart. Further US success has included three #1 hits at Rock Radio and four Top 20 hits at Alternative Radio. Pitchfork raved about their album debut and proclaimed, “This Brighton bass and drums duo have swiftly become the most universally deified emergent UK rock band in years. Royal Blood are, for many Britons, not just The Only Band That Matters, but The Only Band, period.”


Sonic Rebel’s Tammy Hurt delivers a high energy performance augmented by a rave-worthy psychedelic light show, created by director Kevin Johnson of Hometown Crew ATL. Yet there is no audience – underscoring the loss of the communal concert experience and the plight of those employed in the live music industry. To learn more about the National Independent Venue Association’s campaign to Save Our Stages.

RVBY returns with glistening new single ‘Lovesick’

Bristol-based artist RVBY continues her musical ascent with her brand new single ‘Lovesick’.

A strong display of her songwriting talents, ‘Lovesick’ is a sensual modern pop track, which pairs honest, heart-on-sleeve lyricism with her unique, shimmering vocals. It marks her third single release of the new decade, following previous tracks ‘Red Light’ and ‘Wildfire’.

North Americans share new video from Third Man LP | instrumental American Primitive guitar

“‘American Dipper’ to me is the album highlight of Barry’s hypnotic pedal steelwork,” says North Americans mastermind Patrick McDermott. “The song is built on a laboring and chunky drone that is then surrounded by Barry’s wonderful cascading and growing pedal steelwork. My hope for this song is that it is both grounding and transportive. To me, it sounds both organic and a bit fantastical like a smoke-laden sunset.”

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard Share Music Video For “Late Night City”

Today, Welsh four-piece Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard share their music video for “Late Night City” — the song is taken from the band’s new release The Non-Stop EP, out now via Missing Piece Records / Communion. Blackbook described the track as a “T-Rex flavored stomp,” and said that the band “have no problem cranking the SG’s to 11 and letting fly with a saucy dose of ‘70s inspired mayhem.”

Caro Releases Debut EP – ‘The Longest Year: Part One’

“This EP covers half the story of what I feel like was a never-ending period of time between me being 23 and 24,” says Caro. “It’s a year I’ll never forget – while I had all these great things happening to me, I also was getting over someone and saying goodbye to people, trying to figure out where I fit in the world. It was so much that I couldn’t fit it into one EP.”

FELIVAND shares ”Midsummer Sun” + announces Nerve EP out 10/16

One of several tracks on the EP co-written and produced by close friend Allan McConnel (Close Counters), “Midsummer Sun” lulls you in with easy, quixotic nostalgia before revealing the bite that lies underneath. Artfully and acutely, FELIVAND imparts the painful pull of caring for someone who doesn’t care enough for themselves and the helplessness and questioning of watching them give into their own self-destructive tendencies. With bold and resolute synth chords in the foreground, FELIVAND fills “Midsummer Sun” with brilliant arpeggiators, crunchy percussion, and warm, earthy melodies, bridging the smooth neo-soul stylings of Jorja Smith and Solange with glimmers of IGOR-era Tyler, the Creator.

REALIZE: Cvlt Nation Premieres Machine Violence From Industrial Metal Trio

With Machine Violence, REALIZE channels Godflesh, Nailbomb, and Meathook Seed, assembling an abrasive and hyper-aggressive take on industrial metal. Writes Cvlt Nation of the release, “An atomic clock powered by a human heart, Machine Violence fuses man and machine. Favoring computerized amps and effects processors over their usual stacks, [Kyle] Kennedy and the Matts [Matt Underwood and Matt Mutterperl] leaned into the increasingly digital world of recording, yet the songs sound raw, real, meaty. Beginning with the uneasy palpitations of synthesized drums before giving way to a dirge-like three-guitar attack, album opener ‘Alone Against Flames’ captures the anxiety of living in a civilization on the precipice, a society on an irreversible path to its own destruction…”

Embracing The Singularity: Realize’s Machine Violence Full Stream + Interview

Andrew Fox, formerly known as VISUALS, returns with” Only Now”

Andrew Fox, formerly known as VISUALS, returns with his first new single since the release of his debut album, Shock by Shock.

Late Night Final Share New Track “The Human Touch” Feat. Teddy Hunter

About the track, J. Willgoose comments: “I asked if Teddy might be interested in coming up with some vocal ideas for a track on the record and she sent through loads of interesting fragments and melodies. I pieced them all together and then, as with the rest of the album, recorded it as one long live take using just hardware sequencers and synths.”

Mr. Gnome share majestic track “Golden Daze” via American Songwriter

Cleveland art-rock duo mr. Gnome have their long-awaited return with the new double LP, The Day You Flew Away, out October 16th, 2020 on El Marko Records. On their first album since 2014’s critically acclaimed The Heart of a Dark Star, the duo of singer/guitarist Nicole Barille and drummer/pianist Sam Meister have managed to create a sonic snapshot of life, pain, loss, and light that runs the spectrum of human emotion.

mr. Gnome Premiere “Golden Daze” Off Their Epic Double LP ‘The Day You Flew Away’

Mayday Parade Announces Out of Here EP w/ New Track “Lighten Up Kid” Out Today!

In early March, Mayday Parade – Derek Sanders, Brooks Betts, Alex Garcia, Jake Bundrick, and Jeremy Lenzo – stepped into the studio with longtime collaborators Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount to record the EP. On “Lighten Up Kid,” the band continues to explore the power of self-love and finding confidence within, a theme that has run deep throughout their catalogue. “‘Lighten Up Kid’ is about trying to find yourself and the strength to keep fighting for what you believe in,” Bundrick said. “It’s about being or feeling cut down and hung out to dry but standing up for yourself in the end.”

Payton Moormeier Releases “Hard To Breathe” Music Video

Music has helped the Georgia-born and North Carolina-raised singer gain the confidence to express his innermost thoughts through self-penned originals. After discovering Metallica at seven-years-old, his mom bought him a guitar, and Payton taught himself how to play by consuming countless hours of lessons on YouTube. He later widened his musical palette by listening to Post Malone, blackbear, and more.

OBSIDIAN KINGDOM Streams Entire New Album via Prog

The band comments: “The moment of truth has come! We wrote ‘MEAT MACHINE’ to find something within ourselves, but we did it for you. Not because we wanted to show you our insides, but rather to encourage you to undertake the same adventure. It is violent and disturbing, like cutting open a living thing; and also messy and painful, because we had to make up our surgical tools on the go. The results of the autopsy are thrilling, baffling and somewhat beautiful. Putting this together took a great deal of effort and suffering, and our trip wasn’t always funny. But we believe it was worth it, regardless of the outcome. So did we lose the plot, or have we discovered something new and exciting? Ride the machine and find out!”


YUNGBLUD Shares New Video for “god save me, but don’t drown me out” Today

“this video is for anyone laying in their bedroom at 4am wondering why they aren’t good enough. i wanted to paint a picture of what depression really feels like, where everyone can be screaming at you, but you just can’t hear anything at all. i wanted this video to ignite a resemblance or a spark of self-love to highlight the idea that if you ever feel like you can’t go on, it can get better. you are brilliant, you are an individual and there has only ever been one you and there will only ever be one of you. i loved making this video, it’s my directorial debut with my partner in crime Gavin Gottlich. im excited and i hope it helps people. everyone has their own inner teddy bear, all you gotta do is just let it out. it might just save your life.”


Rileyy is also featured in Columbia Records and the National Urban League’s Community Concert & Conversation, sponsored by Visa. Hosted by Yvonne Orji, Community Concert & Conversation will feature thought leaders speaking with artists about the state of our community as well as performances and appearances from
Nelly, StaySolidRocky,


Effortlessly projecting his raw emotions with a signature flow, StaySolidRocky is a rising rap star. Today, the VA rapper releases the video to his slow-burning trap ballad “Viola”. Directed by Dev Kamera, the video follows Rocky as he embarks on a night in the Big Apple coupled with jaw-dropping views of the city from his luxury townhouse. Produced by Chris Beats and Drumma Boi, “Viola” is Rocky’s latest release from his vibrant 7-track EP Fallin’ and following his Lil Uzi Vert remix to certified platinum hit “Party Girl”.


Today, Ghostemane shares the new song and video “Lazaretto.” The track is a brutal and daring mix of industrial, and modern hardcore, punctuated by Ghostemane’s trademark vocals. It is the second offering from his forthcoming album ANTI-ICON out October 21st, following the recently released “AI,” and his Kerrang!

Liza Owen Debuts New Music Video For Latest Single “Getting Good”

British-Cambodian singer-songwriter Liza Owen has debuted an electrifying new music video for her latest single “Getting Good,” out now via Epic Records. Directed by Kai Cranmore, the video unveils Liza’s wild side, as she dangles out of a moving car and smashes beer bottles on set while performing with her pink-haired bandmates. Mirroring the song’s motif of self-destruction, Liza gradually grows increasingly rebellious on a fictional set before eventually being dragged into the desert by her leopard print-wearing alter ego.

New Armani Caesar vid ft. YFN Lucci

The First Lady of Griselda Armani Caesar just dropped a new video for “Palm Angels” off her critically acclaimed, debut Griselda release The Liz. The NSFW video features YFN Lucci. Watch below.

Pine Barons Share “Little Spain” Via Glide

Philadelphia by way of New Jersey psych-rockers Pine Barons share “Little Spain,” the third single released from their upcoming album, Mirage On The Meadow, out October 9th on Grind Select. Electric and reflective, the track delivers jumpstarting energy with a powerfully-poignant vocal delivery. Glide premiered the track, describing “Pine Barons turn ears with their fully realized sound, that sounds years beyond only two albums,” and received praise from Variance, who called the track, “electric, simply hypnotic.”

SONG PREMIERE: Pine Barons Deliver Expansive Alt-Rock Winner Via “Little Spain”