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CHAOS E.T. SEXUAL: post-noise/industrial dub trio to issue new album on Chien Noir

Straight from the Parisian suburbs, post-noise/industrial/dub veterans CHAOS E.T. SEXUAL are set to release their rebellious third album ‘Only Human Crust’ this November 20th on French label Chien Noir. Watch the band materialize modern chaos through their first two videos right now!

CHAOS E.T. SEXUAL’s new album ‘Only Human Crust’ takes you through a disturbing urban jungle studded with political speeches and deconstructed bits of daily life. From that intolerant, industrial and oppressive scenery, emerges an unlikely blackened dub euphoria. Nine tracks that highlight the modern world’s chaos and darkness in a highly compelling and intoxicating way. The French trio’s music is a bold fusion of alternative genres such as electronic music, industrial metal and hip-hop. Think Godflesh, Dälek, Neurosis and Techno Animal being involved in a gruesome transe amidst a deranging world.

Future Classic’s Late Verlane releases new single ‘speedfight’

Late Verlane, alter ego of Swedish singer-songwriter Viktor Persson, gears up to release his second single ‘speedfight’ September 18th via Future Classic (Flume, SOPHIE, Buzzy Lee).

Based in Copenhagen and a recent young graduate from the experimental contemporary Rhythm Music Conservatory (birthplace of Smerz), Persson gained the attention of Future Classic after posting just one track on his Soundcloud, joining their roster soon after. He was quickly invited to support Chrome Sparks at Moth Club and has played a handful of festivals all before releasing a debut single proper.


Hot on the heels of his last 2 singles, James Kennedy has just released his new powerful single ‘OUTRAGERS’ from the upcoming album Make Anger Great Again due for release on September 25.

In the song, Kennedy, multi-instrumentalist and former singer of the now disbanded alt rock band ‘Kyshera’ takes shots at social media and how it is changing the nature of truth, offense and censorship. “Now more than ever, we’re all drowning in the constant noise of social media. We’re living in the age of post-truth where whoever shouts the loudest is right. ‘Outragers’ goes after all of them all of them – the conspiracy theorists, virtue signallers, trolls, the offended, the censors, the radicals and everyone who is just way too sure of their own noise.”

October Drift announce stunning acoustic EP ‘Naked’

October Drift have announced their new acoustic EP, Naked, out on November 6th via Physical Education Records. The band have also shared ‘Like The Snow We Fall’, the first single to be taken from the EP.

Stark and atmospheric, ‘Like The Snow We Fall’ blends rhythmic acoustic guitar with sparse accents of piano, before opening into a beautifully immersive orchestral climax. Throughout, frontman Kiran Roy’s vocals paint a powerful and darkly optimistic portrait of hope and catharsis, set against instrumentals that blur the lines between folk and post-rock.

The Bats share second single ‘Another Door’ plus video

The Bats have kindly shared a second single, ‘Another Door’ from their upcoming album ‘Foothills’. Guitarist and vocalist Robert Scott has said on the single, “This song is wee ditty about opportunities both missed and taken. It came together really quickly with the band.” Although more lyrically reserved than other songs, ‘Another Door’ is fuelled by familiar and overwhelmingly lush harmonies and features a hypnotic tremolo guitar motif woven throughout. The anticipation for ‘Foothills’ to land on November 13th is ever-growing!

Caitlyn Smith Announces Supernova (Deluxe) Album, Available September 25

Critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith announces the release of Supernova (Deluxe), out September 25 on Monument Records, with the official music video for the album’s title track. While discussing “Supernova” with People earlier this year, Caitlyn revealed, “A star’s final moment is the most awe-inspiring thing I’ve ever seen…and isn’t that how we should be living our lives? Shining as brightly as we can,” and in the poignant video, which weaves together home footage of both Caitlyn and her own two sons growing up, we are reminded of all of the magic and joy in the little, everyday moments of life.

Elliphant Debuts Brand New Single “Time Machine”

As summer draws to a close, Swedish artist Elliphant has officially debuted her brand new single “Time Machine.” The track arrives as the latest offering from her forthcoming full-length album produced by famed record engineer Mark Rankin (Adele, Florence & the Machine), which is due out for release this year via Create Music Group.

Imbued with nostalgia for simpler times, “Time Machine” is an anthemic ode to the longtime friends in our lives that keep us young at heart. In a moment when we can’t see many of the people that mean so much to us, it’s a welcoming invitation to reminisce and transport yourself back in time.

Elliphant Debuts Brand New Single “Time Machine”


Global pop sensation Ava Max—who has already accumulated more than 4 billion career streams—has today released her highly-anticipated debut album Heaven & Hell. The record features eight new tracks alongside her previously released hit singles “Sweet But Psycho,” “Who’s Laughing Now,” “So Am I,” “Salt” and “Kings & Queens,” the latter of which spent five weeks at #1 on European airplay and is currently #21 on Top 40 radio.

Eric Bellinger’s Love Story with FLOTUS

Today, Grammy-winning songwriter and R&B artist Eric Bellinger releases a feel-good love song entitled “FLOTUS” from his upcoming album Eric B for President: Term 3 releasing via YFS Music/EMPIRE on October 30. Produced by Coolights, Bellinger’s 3rd catchy single continues the storyline from “Godly” and “Solo’n” as “FLOTUS” is inspired by his real life love story with wife LaMyia Good-Bellinger who also stars in the music video. Between her glamorous photoshoots, LaMyia displays the true beauty of a confidant, independent woman that Bellinger finds incredibly attractive and irresistible.


Buffalo MC and First Lady of Griselda, Armani Caesar has released her debut project with the label, The Liz featuring Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and Benny The Butcher. The project, which features production from DJ Premier, Camoflauge Monk and more (full track-listing below) has all the hallmarks of a classic Griselda release with the grimy boom-bap they’ve long been known for. It’s with Armani though that the Griselda universe is viewed through the lens of a female perspective for the first time.

Desure Shares New Single “Cocaine Smile”, Pollen EP out November 20

Today, Los Angeles artist Desure shares new single “Cocaine Smile,” produced by Cameron Duddy of Midland and Jonathan Tyler, from his upcoming Pollen EP. The single follows lead off track “Masochist” which Rolling Stone said, “Oddball Los Angeles singer-songwriter Desure is as louche as he wants to be…Driven by a disco-lite beat and funky bass, ‘Masochist’ conjures some forgotten, faded, burned-out era of Los Angeles nightlife that was powered by pills, porn, and parties.” The Pollen EP will be released on November 20.

MAX Unveils Highly Anticipated LP “Colour Vision”

Multiplatinum Sony Music recording artist MAX – who has been labeled a “Young Pop God” by GQ and named a “top pop star to watch” by Billboard – has today released his eagerly-anticipated sophomore album Colour Vision

‘SHINE’ – GiddyGang feat Vuyo – new single out today

GiddyGang are an Oslo-based quintet who are contributing to the young and growing R&B scene in the city along with artists such as Ivan Ave. The collective’s drummer, Sigmund also drums for Boy Pablo.

Taken from the band’s forthcoming mixtape, ‘Giddy Mix’, GiddyGang are born from the rhythm section of global indie-pop sensation boy pablo and composed of classically trained musicians with the goal to spread peace and good vibes.


The deeply influential SALEM have returned with long anticipated new music: “Starfall” is the first official release in the decade since the band’s debut album, King Night, and is a signal of additional work to come (as hinted at this week by the release of their extended “STAY DOWN” mixtape”).

‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ Is the provocative new album from EMN (Every Mother’s Nightmare)

‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ is the provocative new album from EMN (Every Mother’s Nightmare)! 11-tracks of larger-than-life new music featuring the first single Breathe and a new recording of their top hit Love Can Make You Blind. With each album EMN (Every Mother’s Nightmare) continues to capture fans and take them on a never ending musical ride. ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ takes the band to new musical heights. ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’ due out October 23, 2020 on HighVolMusic.

Trent Reznor inspired nightmare-pop → No Mercury ‘Inertia’

Former One Little Indian Records artist (now One Little Indie) singer/drummer Raphael Mura of London based french post punk band Underground Railroad launches solo project No Mercury with self-produced debut single ‘Intertia’. He explains that ‘No Mercury is the sum of all my experiences, influences and aspirations that made me fully formed artist’.

No Mercury was born after a short break from making music with Underground Railroad. Having had their album ‘Sticks and Stones’ given the accolade of ‘The Alternative album of 2008’ in the NME, Underground Railroad went on to support the likes off Dinosaur Junior, Gallon Drunk, Deerhoof, Autolux and Nada Surf around the globe.

BANGLADEAFY: Housefly Album From NYC Avant Metal Duo Streaming In Its Entirety

The limitless and ever-evolving duo BANGLADEAFY – drummer Atif Haq and bassist/pianist/vocalist Jon Ehlers – comes slamming back with a new beast. Housefly brings you thirteen anxiety-ridden compositions performed live on hardware synths, sample pads, and acoustic drums, and entirely abandons the electric bass acrobatics the tag team has become known for. Inspired by the human manipulation of electronic sounds, Housefly sees BANGLADEAFY revisiting influences of their youth such as Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, and Devo.

Rucci & AzChike Emulate Will Smith & Martin Lawrence in “Bad Boys” Single

Sinking his teeth into every beat like a dog with a bone, Inglewood native Rucci is his city’s favorite son. Leaning into the dynamic duo approach that Will Smith and Martin Lawrence explored across a series of bombastic action comedies, Rucci teams up with frequent collaborator AzChike for “Bad Boys,” his new single. Running roughshod through a thumping spaghetti western-style instrumental, Rucci and AzChike revel in their own bad behavior, and flaunt the riches that their ruthless attitudes have earned them: “Walkin’ out of Saks 5th, you at Target,” snarls Rucci during the hook. Clocking in at a brisk 2 minutes and 36 seconds, “Bad Boy” is the latest hit for the South L.A. tag team that previously connected for local hits like “Light It Up” and “Function In The Hood.” “Bad Boys” is the latest single from Midget, Rucci’s upcoming album.

The Smashing Pumpkins Reveal Details On Forthcoming Double Album – ‘CYR’ To Be Released on Friday, November 27. Animated Series ‘In Ashes’ On The Way

Following the release of their latest critically acclaimed singles ‘Cyr’ and ‘The Colour Of Love,’ GRAMMY® Award-winning, alternative rock luminaries, The Smashing Pumpkins have revealed details on their forthcoming eleventh studio album, titled ‘CYR,’ which is set for release via Sumerian Records on Friday, November 27.

The 20-track full-length double album was produced by front-man Billy Corgan and recorded in Chicago, and features founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

Rachel Chinouriri releases new single “Give Me A Reason”

Today sees rising star Rachel Chinouriri release her new single “Give Me A Reason” alongside the accompanying video, via Atlas-Artists/Parlophone.

‘Give Me A Reason’ sees Rachel continue to melt genres together effortlessly with this bold and beautiful new single. Written by Rachel and produced by previous collaborator Hylnu alongside Oli Bayston (Kelly Lee Owens, Loyle Carner, Petite Noir) and Tom Henry, Rachel’s vocals soar elegantly over the sultry and intense production. The emotional new single is accompanied by an incredible video, directed by emerging director Rob Akin (previously worked with Novelist), which perfectly narrates the heartache and anguish that Rachel evokes through her lyrics.


Featuring his signature mellifluous flow and a piano-led beat, “Unconditional Love” is both a heartbreaking farewell and a worthy addition to an impressive catalog. The song spotlights Rae Rae’s ability to evoke emotion while describing his unique perspective on the streets, the rap game, and everything in between. Rae Rae searches for answers and people who’ll love him for his personality, wit, and charisma, rather than the perks that come with rapid success. “Smile in they face I’m tryna figure out they motive,” he raps, “What’s your purpose being ‘round me?” Despite his youth, Rae Rae had the maturity and inquisitiveness of a veteran MC. He found a way out of the ’hood, but the pull was relentless. “I been tryna balance this rap shit, I’m still in the streets,” he raps, and you can hear it in his expressive delivery.

Osees Announce New LP, Share “Electric War”

It seems that every time you turn around, there’s another Oh Sees slab. Long ago we lost all capacity to be surprised that this sturdy unit keeps putting out records and that they’re really good. You can now add the Metamorphosed 12″ to your ever deeper shelf sagging row of John Dwyer & Co’s seemingly no sleep release schedule. The five tracks were taken from the sessions that formed 2019’s Face Stabber album, a 17 track/80+ minute jammified four-sider. Metamorphosed would have been the perfect third LP to fit in with the other two.


flowerkid, the musical project of 19-year-old Flynn Sant, has shared his compelling new single ‘miss andry’ after its premiere on triple j last night. Written and produced by flowerkid, the song grapples with difficult emotions born of painful childhood experiences. Over propellant drums and distorted synths, flowerkid grabs a hold of weighty ideas and forces his listeners to face them too.


Today, New Orleans-based band Killer Whale releases their latest album Tastes Like Yesterday via Devil In The Woods, co-produced by frontman Thomas Johnson, Scott Sibley, and Grayson Converse of Spooky Mansion. The album, which premiered this week at Spill Magazine, combines the surf-infused sounds of the dreamy California coast and the soulful R&B of Johnson’s Louisiana roots. A mixture of genres, Killer Whale doesn’t subscribe to any one camp. Instead, it exudes them all.

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown Drop New Track “Holdin’ My Breath” Feat. Charlie Starr

“‘Holdin’ My Breath’ was written long before the pandemic,” Tyler Bryant says. “It was written before any of the madness. When we started compiling songs for the new album, this song stood out. The lyrics hit us harder than they did when the song was originally written. While it felt pertinent to the times, it gave us a sense of hope. Adding our friend Charlie Starr from Blackberry Smoke only elevated this feeling. We hope it can evoke the same for the listener as we all hold tight for better days.”

The Nashville-based band dealt with a world tipped into turmoil during the global pandemic by creating new music amid lockdown conditions. The end result is their fourth album Pressure, out on October 16 via Snakefarm Records worldwide. Pressure is career-best work forged during turbulent times.

XIXA Announces New LP ‘Genesis’

Tucson’s acclaimed six-piece XIXA have announced Genesis, the band’s sophomore LP and follow up to highly-praised debut album Bloodline and 2019 EP The Code, due out on February 19, 2021 via Jullian Records/The Orchard. To coincide with the announcement, the band has shared the title track “Genesis of Gaea” which is available via your preferred listening service now.



DCD2 / Fueled By Ramen artist nothing,nowhere. has shared “pretend,” a brand-new single available today on all streaming platforms. The song is joined by an official music video – directed by Mason Mercer – which is available now on nothing,nowhere.’s YouTube channel.

nothing,nowhere. detailed “pretend” stating, “‘pretend’ is about looking back while simultaneously trying to heal. It’s about the self-destructive nature of nostalgia and it’s hindrance on long term inner change.”


“I spent 18-22 trying to figure out who I was and what I really wanted”, Kennedy says. “A lot changed for me during that time. I finished college, fell in love, moved out of my childhood home and started making music full time. No matter how different and unfamiliar adult life feels, the things I learned and the memories I made growing up will always define me. That’s what I wrote Gummy Worms about.”

Heavy Metal Trio RUSTY EYE “Can’t Wait To Go To Hell” In New Music Video

Los Angeles-based heavy metal trio RUSTY EYE are back in ferociously fine form with their second single “Can’t Wait To Go To Hell.” It’s taken from their upcoming album, DISSECTING SHADOWS–the first new music from the band in over six years–due out on October 23 via Epoché Records/Blood Blast Distribution. The band yesterday (September 17) premiered the song’s blood-drippingly evocative music video via Decibel Magazine who laud the track for its “progressive metal riffing and the dual vocals of drummer Miss Randall and bassist Mr. Rust, (which) pack grooves, solos, synths and an anthemic chorus into the new song.” Watch it streaming below followed by a video message from co-vocalist/bassist Mr. Rust discussing the new song and limited-edition pre-order options for the new album.

Video Premiere: Rusty Eye – ‘Can’t Wait to Go to Hell’


Last month Jamila Woods released “SULA (Paperback)”, a song inspired by Toni Morrison and her 1973 novel Sula. Today she’s released a Slot-A produced version of the song titled “SULA (Hardcover)” and along with it an incredibly brave and vulnerable video that shows a side of Woods that nobody has ever seen before. Directed by her close friend and Brown Girls creator Fatimah Asghar the two share a love for the book.