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Grammy- Nominated Songwriter WILL JORDAN Proves Good Guys Finish First, in New Soulful EP BE GOOD to Release on Oct. 13

WILL JORDAN, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, known for penning hits for icons like Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo and Iyaz, is branching out as a soulful artist with his new EP BE GOOD, set to release on October 13, 2020.

BE GOOD is written entirely by JORDAN and produced by award-winning producer E. Jones (Rapsody,Talib Kweli, T.I., Ludacris) and includes appearances by Amber Navran and Farnell Newton. It is a collaboration of spirits and stories that transitions Jordan from his hip hop and pop roots to a more R&B-inspired sound with lyrics driven by events taking place in the U.S. and in his own life.

Paul Cauthen & Orville Peck Are The Unrighteous Brothers – Release Debut 7 Inch Single To Benefit MusiCares

Paul Cauthen & Orville Peck have released their debut as “The Unrighteous Brothers” today via digital retailers. Their collaboration finds the pair covering the legendary Righteous Brothers smash hits “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “Unchained Melody,” which were produced by Beau Bedford & Butch Walker and recorded at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN. ‘The Unrighteous Brothers’ debut will also be released as a limited edition 7 inch single for Record Store Day’s “RSD Drops” this Saturday, September 26th via the New West Records distributed Lightning Rod Records. Proceeds from the collaboration will be donated to MusiCares, helping musicians with critical assistance in times of need.

Song You Need to Know: Paul Cauthen and Orville Peck, ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’


With a total of 10 singles resting in her bow, the moment for a full body of work has finally arrived. Heavy, Pt. 1 sees CXLOE defined as an artist by the establishment of a dual experience – for both herself and the listener. Adopting two distinct personas – CXLOE and Chloe – she offers herself acceptance and permission to be complex and multifaceted, with a hope that others feel inspired to do the same. Across Heavy, Pt. 1, CXLOE is characterized by darkness, complexity, depth, sharpness and extremes while Chloe is warm, organic, vulnerable, wholesome, and stripped-back – both definingly her!

Pixies Announce Music Video for “Hear Me Out”

Today, Pixies announce the music video for “Hear Me Out,” co-produced and starring Paz Lenchantin. Filmed in Taos, New Mexico in the middle of the pandemic with director Maximilla Lukacs and cinematographer Leslie Satterfield, the result is a surreal Fellini-inspired western also starring Henry Hopper and featuring a community of Taos based artists. The much needed words of Lenchantin’s song echoed throughout the process… “it’s all right.. it’s ok”. Something everyone needs to hear at this time.

Conkarah surpasses 1 billion global streams

S-Curve/BMG Records is excited to announce that Island-Pop star Conkarah’s hit songs ““Banana (feat. Shaggy),” produced by Shaggy, including the DJ Fle – Minisiren Remix],” have surpassed 1 billion global streams. “Banana (feat. Shaggy) [DJ Fle – Minisiren Remix]” is also now confirmed to be platinum in Brazil and Gold in Canada, India, Mexico, The Netherlands and Norway. Conkarah will be announcing the release of a new song soon.

New Video! KA$H “Hit Up” ft G.V.O

Steven Katic AKA (KA$H) is a Native Cleveland Ohio Hip Hop Artist with a fresh sound and great look. Stemming back to 2013 from his first release “MY 2 CENTS” KA$H has been a a staple part of the Cleveland Hip hop scene. With Collaborations from some of Cleveland’s most notorious rappers like Zel Genocide, Razda, A.C.E, Mz Wood, Charles Pharrow, and latest collaboration with G.V.O, KA$H is getting more and more notoriety in the local scene.

ICYMI: New video from rising star Babydoll “OH I”

Singing his way into topics such as heart break, and depression, BABYDOLL doesn’t shy away from using his voice to tell you a story. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, BABYDOLL would struggle to find himself among his peers. He was always left feeling like he was living in a shadow rather than a light. After realizing school wasn’t working for him and constantly switching paths, he set his eyes on a new field.

Out now: Extra Medium Pony shares new, dirty indie pop / medium-fi album ‘Traffic’

Dirty indie rock band, Extra Medium Pony, shares their third record, Traffic, out now. For a record born out of phobic anxiety, written way before the pandemic wrapped the world in fear, there’s something strangely soothing — it’s as if the collective wasn’t prepared, but Pony people are no stranger to “the fear.”

Morpheus Project Share Epic New Video For Debut Single ‘Mozaick’

Mustafa Khetty is a composer already making a name for himself in the classical world, with coverage from both BBC1 and Classic FM but it’s to his first real musical love he now turns his attention – Prog Rock. Mozaick is his first release under his Prog persona, Morpheus Project, already gaining acclaim from Prog Magazine and revealing an artist with his ear constantly to the ground for inspiration, with musical influences from as far afield as the Far East and South America.

Shaqdi ‘Lover’ video

Speaking on the video, Shaqdi said: “After spending a few months isolated with my boyfriend in our London flat, we decided to go to Turkey in the beginning of August. He’s Turkish and his family lives in Istanbul so we wanted to come here and spend some time with them. We found this big old tree next to their house in the countryside of Istanbul and fell in love with it. We thought it’d be fun to shoot a video up in the tree, so we called some friends over and made a lil live tree house version of my latest single ‘Lover’.”


After joining forces for their acclaimed collaboration, “Eyes Blue Like The Atlantic Part 2,” rapper/singer Powfu, acclaimed singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin, rapper-producer RXSEBOY and Italian producer Sista Prod have shared the song’s eagerly awaited music video.


Today, 21-year-old songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Max Leone premieres his powerful new single new “5.” Released via Darkroom Records, “5” spotlights the minimalist yet mesmerizing sound that led NME to hail Leone as an “anti-pop prodigy.”

Jocelyn Mackenzie Announces Debut Solo LP via Righteous Babe; Drops “BETTER” Single

Brooklyn musician and hyper-creative Jocelyn Mackenzie – formerly of the critically acclaimed indie-folk trio Pearl and the Beard – has announced her debut solo album PUSH, due out early next year via Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. A beautiful collection of songs about healing through radical self-love, PUSH was written entirely for string quartet and co-created with an all-star lineup of arrangers, engineers, and vocalists, including composers Sam McCormally (Fellow Creatures, Igual Que Tú), Emily Hope Price (Pearl and the Beard, Jenny Lewis), Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady, World Inferno Friendship Society), Adam Schatz (Landlady, Sylvan Esso), Emmy-nominated vocal engineer Dan Brennan (Sorry to Bother You), vocalist Jo Lampert (TuNe-YaRdS, David Byrne’s Joan of Arc), and many more.

New Alt Pop Video from Picasso Kat

Picasso Kat is an Alternative pop rock solo project fronted by Singer, Songwriter / and Producer Phil Vassil. Newly formed in 2020, the group is already on their way to becoming one of the buzzworthiest bands of the year.

Keep Shelly In Athens shares new single/ lyric video “I See In Your Mind,”

The ethereal and swirling sounds of Greece’s Keep Shelly in Athens capture the transient feelings of city life and the inevitable passing of time. With lush melodic beats and dreamy vocals Keep Shelly’s production is an accessible and lighthearted entry into the world of down-tempo electronica.

Judy Whitmore Releases Music Video For Debut Single “My Favorite Year”

Singer Judy Whitmore has released the music video for her debut single “My Favorite Year” where she uplifts Michele Brourman and Karen Gottlieb’s heartfelt classic over cinematic strings with a combination of tender intuition and dynamic delivery that takes you back to the memories of your first romance.

SCARD: Portland Dark Ambient/Industrial Noise Project To Release Harrowing Rusted Lock Full Length This November Via Scry Recordings

SCARD – led by one J. Huston– began in 2001 in Seattle, moving to Portland a year later. Drawing from dark ambient, power electronics, death industrial, and black noise, SCARD combines their personal origins in the forested regions of Oregon with eventual scum of city life to create a harsh, layered, and multi-faceted sound.In addition to his solo endeavor, Huston is the guitarist, vocalist, and producer of the atmospheric black metal band Winter In The Blood and also appears on the avant-garde black metal ensemble L’Acephale’s Stahlhartes Gehäuse and self-titled full-lengths (2009 and 2019 respectively).

Olympia, WA’s Jupiter Sprites release sparkling track, “A Radiant Eclipse”

DKFM premiered the song yesterday, stating: “Shades of The Bilinda Butchers sonic stylings, crossed with a smoky 70’s soundfield, and a chorus that’ll bend your knees on first listen. It seems so instantaneously familiar, yet you’ve never heard it before, and surely not as magically presented as this.”

Jupiter Sprites – A Radiant Eclipse

THE DEVIL’S TRADE Shares Performance Video for “Dead Sister”

Dark singer-songwriter act THE DEVIL’S TRADE is now streaming a brand new live video for the highly emotional track, “Dead Sister.” The song is taken from TDT’s debut album ‘The Call of the Iron Peak,’ which is out now. The video was recorded during the very special album release show in Budapest (HU) last month.

Darlingside Reunites To Perform FISH POND FISH Live Stream On October 1

After being separated during the recording of their new release Fish Pond Fish, acclaimed indie-folk group Darlingside will reconnect in person for the first time to perform for fans. On October 1 at 8:00pm ET, the band offer their first livestream show entitled ‘Fish Pond Fish Live Stream Live!’ from Boston’s Dimension Sound Studios (where they recorded previous albums Birds Say and Extralife).



BLACKSTARKIDS’ shimmering Gen-Z anthems have prompted international praise from Rolling Stone France, The Line Of Best Fit and DIY in the U.K., Coup De Main in Australia, Alternative Press here in the United States, and the support of Venezuelan DJ and producer, Arca. Their blissful DIY sound, which blends garage rock with synthpunk, and hip hop, rides a wave of influences, including Outkast, Smashing Pumpkins, Odd Future, and Weezer, to usher in a new wave of indie. By seamlessly creating an intersection of topical and timely nostalgia and currently relevant pop culture references that highlight both their depth as musicians and witty personalities, BLACKSTARKIDS have garnered comparisons to Brockhampton and Bloc Party and been called a “90’s baby literacy test” by Earmilk.

Lesibu Grand calls out gun violence, poverty, healthcare in America in new anthem “WFS”

Atlanta based indie-rock band Lesibu Grand is excited to share their latest single “WFS” premiering now exclusively with AFROPUNK. The new punk track calls out America for its wide range of faults and failed policy and screams that, well, we f’ing suck. With a video and lyrics that are extremely poignant to the events of the past year “WFS” could easily be a frontrunner for the theme song of 2020.


3x Austin Music Award-winning sister trio Tiarra Girls – singer and guitarist Tori Baltierra, bass player Tiffany Baltierra and drummer Sophia Baltierra –will release their cover of “Can’t Stop The World” on Lucky Hound Music on 9/25 with updated lyrics by the Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine to reflect a timely version of the song.

“I am so proud and happy that ‘Can’t Stop The World’ has been recorded and released by the Tiarra Girls,” says Kathy Valentine. “They are the perfect band to carry the strong message of empowerment and resilience that the song represents.”

Hip Hop Public Health Premieres Animated Music Video “Let’s Talk About Salt”

September 24, 2020-Hip Hop Public Health, the New York City-based nonprofit striving to achieve health equity by harnessing the transformative power of music, art, and science, held its virtual Remixing Public Health Gala live on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, where over five hundred guests came together to celebrate the work they have been doing to inspire behavior change and improve health literacy for over fifteen years.

COSMIC REEF TEMPLE: “Wave Constellation” Video From Psychedelic Space Surf Collective Now Playing At Toilet Ov Hell

Heavy psychedelic space surf collective COSMIC REEF TEMPLE and twisted sci-fi punk/new wave outfit SHRINKWRAP KILLERS have joined forces to release a three-song split of otherworldly proportions. Set for release on October 2nd via Wave Guardian Records and swathed in the cover art of Santos Illustration, all tracks were captured, mixed, and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studio in Oakland, California.


Organically building a large and loyal fanbase on the West Coast, Shoreline Mafia is the game’s most vital rap collective. Continuing a journey that started with 2018’s ShorelineDoThatSh*t, Shoreline Mafia released Mafia Bidness. The new album strikes a balance between styles, delivering the handclap-driven, Ron-Ron and AceTheFace-produced West Coast bangers for which they’re known, but also dipping into classic styles like G-Funk, New Jack Swing, and hyphy, and experimenting with regional sounds from Detroit, Memphis, and New Orleans.


Quando Rondo is back to drop another creative visual for one of the fan-favorites from his recent mixtape, Diary of a Lost Child. The chilling track, “Don’t Pray For Me,” follows his recent video for “Materialistic Pain,” both of which are part of a string of new video releases for the rapper. The official video for “Don’t Pray For Me” premiered on BET earlier today; watch now HERE.

Foliage Shares New Single “What I Deserve”

“His swaying voice anchors the airy synths that dot the surrounding rhythmic architecture, adding weight and direction to a song that feels as ethereal as a half-remembered dream: imagine Toro Y Moi jamming with Thompson Twins. The song offers luxuriant atmospheres in which to indulge, but the underlying emotions are constantly rippling to the surface, disrupting the tranquil façade for all those keen enough to engage with its multifaceted subtleties.” – Beats Per Minute

Foliage roams dreamlike landscapes via gossamer synth explorations on “What I Deserve” (BPM Premiere)

GRIZFOLK Bring The Heat With “Queen of the Desert” 

LA/Nashville foursome Grizfolk share new song “Queen of the Desert,” a relentless hip-shaker and head-nodder with its share of chime and charm written about a powerful female personality. “Queen of the Desert” and last month’s “Money,” which Billboard called “a little country, a little rock and a lot catchy,” are a good hint of what fans can expect from the band’s third full length album, coming spring 2021.

TOMMY MARZ – Chasing Light EP out now!

“Marz’s influences merely invite the listener to explore the deeper meaning of his music…It’s clear Marz has a knack for song arrangement.” – Skope Magazine

“Marz’s voice is definitely unique…he keeps the listener guessing.” – Indie Music Reviewer

“I’m excited to have this music finally available for everyone to hear!” shares Marz. “The build up to release day is always a combination of excitement and anxiety so I’m ready for it to come out. I’m hoping fans can find a song or two to connect with!”

THE ELECTRIC MUD: New Noise Magazine Premieres Burn The Ships Full-Length

New Noise Magazine is currently streaming Burn The Ships, the latest full-length fromFlorida-based stoner/retro rock unit THE ELECTRIC MUD, in its entirety. The premiere comes on the eve of the record’s official release via Small Stone Records.

THE ELECTRIC MUD calls upon a punishing rhythm section and dizzying twin guitars alongside gritty, soulful vocals to remind audiences that rock and roll is a timeless, cosmic giant that never truly dies.

Album Premiere: The Electric Mud – Burn The Ships

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