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Las Palabras (aka !!!’s Rafael Cohen) reflects on his immigrant experience on “Condesa”

Last month, Rafael Cohen announced his debut LP under his new alias Las Palabras, to be released on October 23rd on Brassland (The National, Bartees Strange, This Is The Kit). A veteran of an array of notable bands over the past 20 years, perhaps best known as a core member of !!! (chk chk chk), and for his work on releases from artists like The Rapture and Q and Not You, this album is a dramatic change of pace from Cohen’s earlier output: an album of songs in Spanish (Cohen’s first language) inspired by the music he grew up hearing in his childhood home.

SHIM Breaks his Silence About His Breakup with Sick Puppies

Shim Moore was the lead singer for Sick Puppies from 1997-2014. In 2014 he was removed from the band he started and no one really knew why… until now. After all these years, Shim is finally telling his side of what happened between him and Sick Puppies

Natick MA’s Speak The Rebel Is For The People With New Video “Porsche Mutt”

Natick MA’s Speak The Rebel is a hardcore in your face rapper that blends Hip Hop with Reggae melodies and politically conscious poetry. He is part scholar, part activist, part theologian, but mostly just a relentless cynic. His early years were mainly shaped as the frontman of the metal/punk/reggae band Point Blank. After that he became more focused as a solo rap artist but still frequently collaborated with the reggae bands Fear Nuttin Band, Danny Pease, and The Regulators. His strong work ethic and drive led him to open up for national artists KRS-One, Sean Price (RIP), Pharoahe Monch, ILL Bill, and Mickey Avalon & Dirt Nasty.

Marsh readies debut Anjunadeep album ‘Lailonie’

One of the most exciting new artists on the storied Anjunadeep roster, Marsh (aka Tom Marshall) soars into autumn with his new single ‘Lailonie.’ The song is the title track and first single from the UK-bred / Cincinnati-based producer’s upcoming album, out November 22.

The LP and its title track are a testament to the healing and spiritual power of music in the face of tragedy, coming together in the wake of the unexpected passing of a beloved family member.


Their spirits are drawn to an isolated house and a mysterious woman – played by model/actress Havana Liu – who lures them inside. Director Dane Ray (Nathan Bajar, Quiet Luke, Delicate Steve) teams up with director of photography Jesse Bronstein to evoke sleek 80’s thriller films that mirror the track’s pulsating out-of-body essence, using double dolly shots to simulate ghost-like movement. The video, which PAPER premiered earlier today, was shot in the historic town of Stony Point, north of New York City, where centuries ago, the Battle of Stony Point proved to be a turning point in the Revolutionary War.

New video: Deacon “Long Run” ft Nina Nesbitt

Today, 16-year-old producer Deacon releases his debut music video for his track “Long Run” which features singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt. The pop-fueled dance release came out earlier this summer to rave reviews with Idolator calling it a “banger”.

Artist: Meace – Track: Patters

Based in Denver CO, Meace is a growing producer who focuses on blending the classical training he received at various music schools throughout his youth with the modern influences of LoFi, Hip Hop, and Chill music of all sorts. Heavily favoring live piano playing and acoustic instruments over samples, he aims to bring melodic and rhythmic depth to a genre filled with stock standard drum beats and repetitive one off loops, whilst still maintaining the broad appeal and nuance that these relaxing genres are known for.

Emi Jeen – “Holy Water” OUT NOW

I love to love and I’m a good girl, well, most of the time. However, I do have a bad way of ending my relationships… I keep all my emotions inside until they reach a boiling point, then it explodes. Breaking this pattern inspired the writing of my new single, “Holy Water.”

I ended my last relationship on the phone while I was on tour and I still feel to this day like a monster to have done this to him. He didn’t deserve for it to have ended that way.

GAB DE LA VEGA releases new video “I Still Believe”

Gab De La Vega presents “I Still Believe”, his third video from his latest album “Beyond Space And Time”, released earlier this year.

The Italian born musician grew up in the punk and hardcore scenes but he found a way to express himself through softer sounds in the last decade. His third full length sees the definitive opening to a collaboration with a supporting band, with which he was able to play some shows to promote his new album before the COVID emergency, in addition to the debut full band show as an opening act to Frank Turner last year.

KING PARROT: Revolver Magazine Streams “Nor Is Yours” Featuring Philip Anselmo

Australian grind faction KING PARROT is pleased to unveil “Nor Is Yours” featuring guest vocals by Philip H. Anselmo. Now playing courtesy of Revolver Magazine, the track serves as the second instalment from the band’s forthcoming EP, Holed Up In The Lair. Written and recorded over four days at Anselmo’s Nodferatu’s Lair in Louisiana in late 2017, the four-track EP will see release as a special seven-inch limited to 1000 copies worldwide.

Spires That In The Sunset Rise shares official music video for “Sax Solfa”

When you walk outside, in the light, and the sparks in your head define your map of the world, your relation to time and thoughts that lead and follow, full of light, discharging constantly. When you talk to others, an exchange of pleasantries, the flow of humanity, breath through a flute, bow on string, colors, sounds. How you never feel it all at once, the best you can do is hop on a wave and ride it.


Grammy-nominated and three-time Latin Grammy-winning artist Carla Morrison returns today with a powerful new single and video titled “Ansiedad”, which translates to “Anxiety” in English. Carla remains one the most pivotal artists of the past decade with her art surpassing the boundaries of the Latin space resulting in a global, devout following and large cultural impact. In addition to features on recent projects by Ricky Martin and J Balvin, she has amassed millions of streams, sold out shows around the world, and has become a certified critical press darling on her own. Carla has accomplished monumental feats that many Latinx artists were not able to achieve in the United States before the recent Latin music explosion (pre-“Despacito”), ultimately breaking down boundaries for many artists today.

Sam DeRosa Reveals Video For “321”

Rising pop sensation Sam DeRosa is back – pouring her heart into new single “321.” With slick vocals backed by a playful instrumental, Sam gives listeners a taste of her debut EP The Medicine due out November 13th via Monument Records.

The Los Angeles-based artist delivers a hypnotic track, unearthing the plethora of feelings that surface post-breakup. From the very first verse, “321” describes a night known all too well. The drinks are flowing, the music is blasting, the night is young… but your suppressed emotions decide to pop in for a little surprise. Suddenly you find yourself crying on a random bathroom floor. Did you make a mistake? Do you want them back? Or is this just the alcohol talking? “Vodka soda, I sip it slowly, I get a little dangerous when I get lonely… I’m nervous, got me shaking, got me feeling like the old me…” Sam professes.

DEAD NOW: Premiere New Song via Metal Sucks

Atlanta, GA’s DEAD NOW, consisting of current and former members of Torche, Riddle of Steel, Tilts and Day Old Man are a veritable power-trio who play dynamic, melodic heavy rock that is best enjoyed LOUD! The band just released “Slow Beam”, their first new song since their self-titled 2018 debut EP.

Exclusive Track Premiere: Dead Now’s “Slow Beam”

Andrew Jannakos Makes Billboard Chart Debut With Independently-Released “Gone Too Soon”

Country singer/songwriter Andrew Jannakos debuts on the Billboard charts with his independently-released new song “Gone Too Soon.” Encompassing the song’s first three days of commercial availability, “Gone Too Soon” sold 28,000 downloads and drew 2.4 million digital streams to launch at #65 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #12 on the Hot Country Songs chart and #1 on Emerging Artists. The song also debuts at #2 for all-genre Digital Song Sales and #1 on Country Digital Song Sales.

PIMMIT HILLS: J. Robbins-Recorded Heathens & Prophets Debut EP From Virginia Dark Blues Quartet Formerly Known As King Giant Out Now

In February of 2020, PIMMIT HILLS was in Baltimore with J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Government Issue) at the board in the middle of recording what they thought would be their debut full-length album. But soon after, the ongoing global pandemic was declared, and the band was left with no choice but to halt work on the project and regroup. Instead of holding out for an indefinite amount of time to finish the massive record, the band reworked their plan and created their debut EP, Heathens & Prophets. With four new songs, PIMMIT HILLS conjures even more of an organic sense of melody and vibrance, bringing the tracks to an even more emotive and bluey rock territory than the former act.

Boy Pablo shares new song “leave me alone!”

Norweigian bedroom pop star Boy Pablo today shares his new single “leave me alone!” along with B-side “be with me”. You can listen here. The track is probably his most catchiest, most blissed out and radio-friendly tracks he has written to date. His debut album ‘Wachito Rico’ (out October 23, 2020 on 777 Music). You can pre-order here. He has also announced an extensive Spring 2021 tour, covering Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, the UK, Portugal, Spain and more.

Iamkeynotes feature Da Baby and Petey Pablo – “Buss It Down”

Iamkeynotes is a very Muilt-Talented Artist’s. Who is under Megatron Muzik LLC, Mangement Team. Their artist went Gold In two months Live Streaming by Hands of Tasha Donaldson Known in Industry as (Miss Chocolate) and Mr Charles Geer working their project in four month. Artist Music Went Gold In two month to Platinum with the Song Called Buss It Down By Iamkeynotes ft Da Baby and Petey Pablo.

New Music: IAmKeyNotes Ft. Petey Pablo, DaBaby “Buss It Down”

Imrat Guitarist Todd Mosby Releases New Album, ‘Aerial Views’

If the music on acclaimed guitarist and composer Todd Mosby’s newest release, Aerial Views, seems to take flight and soar, that’s not coincidental. From the time he was six years old, Mosby has been in love with flying—now, on this collection of a dozen towering tracks, he conveys that sensation through his music.

War Tapes Announce New EP, Share New Video Ft. MZ. NEON “City Girls”

Los Angeles-based four-piece War Tapes share their lead single and video “City Girls.” This is the lead single off of their upcoming EP Only Time Will Tell out via MAKE Records. On the video, Neil Popkin (singer, guitarist, songwriter) says, “We had a really fun time making this music video. We are excited to have worked with Jon Danovic, Sylvia Black, and Mz. Neon on this project. All of us have been good friends for so long so it was really refreshing to come together and collaborate on something new. Mz. Neon totally steals the show and gives a great performance as our fearless ‘City Girl'”

Debut: Braison Cyrus “Heart Is Gold” Animated Video

Folk Rock/Americana singer-songwriter Braison Cyrus has revealed the video for “Heart Is Gold,” his new single on Nashville-based independent label, Sunday Supper Records (distributed by The Orchard).

Relix Magazine debuted the video, stating, “The grandness of the song’s production couples beautifully with the intimate animation of the video, creating a unique way to experience the new track.”

Video Premiere: Braison Cyrus “Heart Is Gold”

LA-Based Indie Rock Trio BLAME BABY Share Quirky, Whimsical Video New Single SILHOUETTE

Singer/guitarist Jesse Johnson sums it up: “Considering the climate of the world in regards to the pandemic and social unrest, it seemed really important to make a video with some levity and good old fashioned tongue-in-cheek to give us and others a welcome reprieve from the severity of the world around us. I told the guys ‘I bought a green screen and we’re making a hilariously bad green screen video.’ It’s the only thing we’ve unanimously agreed upon.”

New Video! TeejayX6 “Techno”

If you blink too fast, Teejayx6 will take your credit card while you’re laughing at the ingenuity of his raps. The 18-yearold rapper out of Detroit has become the city’s, and perhaps the entire North East quadrant’s, hottest artist on the rise, showcasing his familiarity with the con arts as well as ability to punch bars in on the microphone. With cosigns from everyone such as Lil Yachty and Vince Staples, along with appearances on Complex, WIRED, and the No Jumper Podcast, it’s clear that Teejayx6’s time is now. And the scary part? He’s just getting better and better.


Platinum selling, International recording artists STATIC-X have released a new music video for the song “Dead Souls,” from their 7th studio album, PROJECT REGENERATION Volume 1, Out NOW. The video was directed by Wombatfire (HELLYEAH, In Flames, Hollywood Undead, Tech 9) and the song features guest vocals from Ministry’s Al Jorgensen.

R&B-jazz singer-songwriter Selina Albright makes a powerful statement against social injustice

Like so many Black people, R&B-jazz singer-songwriter Selina Albright is tired and her fatigue has nothing to do with becoming a mother for the first time earlier this year, which was the subject of her latest single to hit the charts, “Discovering.” No, Albright’s exhaustion and discouragement stems from “seeing videos of my brothers and sisters dying in cold blood, their deaths rooted in misplaced fear, their murderers allowed to live freely.” She cowrote and coproduced her forthcoming single, “Holding On,” to call out social injustice and the urgent need for reform. The single drops October 16 and will be promoted at urban adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio formats.


Shortly after the single’s release, Queen became the highest charting female on Apple Music’s R&B Songs chart. “Pack Lite,” which was produced by Oak (Lizzo, Alessia Cara), is from Queen’s forthcoming debut album. HotNewHipHop said, “if the album sounds anything like her recent release, it’s sure to be a hit.” Billboard noted, “If you take a peek through Queen Naija’s discography, you’ll see that she’s not one for the games. Her new song ‘Pack Lite’ is reflective of her no nonsense demeanor…”