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From their long awaited follow up to 2018’s “Savior,” Portland’s Soft Kill returns with their newest single, “Roses All Around.” You’ll want to channel your inner post-punk and 80s doom pop to really feel this one and all its glory. It’s dark yet luminous in every sense, from its driving percussive beats, harmonic grooves and melodies, while also creating an opportunity to openly discuss its sociopolitical message that is especially prominent now as Portland has become the epicenter of unrest these past few months.

Field Medic Announces New Album with New Single, and Beach Bunny Tour Support

Throughout 2020 Kevin Patrick Sullivan, the Bay Area singer/songwriter known as Field Medic, has been sharing an enticing series of one-off singles, releasing episodes of his web series the field medic show, and inviting listeners into his creative world with hints at the mysterious Floral Prince. Today Sullivan has revealed Floral Prince: a collection of these previously released singles and seven other unheard songs that reflects his unique songwriting approach. Due out October 2nd from Run For Cover Records, the music on Floral Prince often finds Sullivan harkening back to the spontaneity of Field Medic’s earlier work and embracing a looser, off-the-cuff process that compliments his endless well of songs and poetry. To mark the announcement, Sullivan has shared one more early taste of Floral Prince with “i will not mourn who i was that has gone away,” a spirited acoustic singalong capturing everything that makes Sullivan’s songwriting so captivating with just a few chords, his warm voice, and conversational lyrics.

Atmosphere Announces New Album & Drops “Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome” Single and Music Video

Today, iconic hip-hop duo Atmosphere drops a mind-bending music video, “Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome,” heralding the release of their latest studio album The Day Before Halloween, due out, appropriately, on October 30. Directed by Jason Goldwatch, the music video veers towards the unsettling with psychedelics, brain surgery, and a nod to the infamous Cold War-era MK-Ultra program. From the outset, “Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome” makes it clear that this chapter of Atmosphere’s discography will be a departure from the expected—the anti-pop answer to previous compositions.

Science Man Announces New LP on Big Neck Records and Unveils Video for the First Single

Buffalo, NY’s lab rat Science Man is back with a new LP Science Man II and this time with Big Neck Records fanning the flames. SM II cranks the gas and doubles the dose on the maniac fronted, drum-machine driven, relentless guitar attack that was his 2019 self-titled debut on Swimming Faith Records. Cannibalizing one limb of rock and roll to augment the nasty, bashing ability of it’s other more punk appendages. Think if Hot Snakes started playing only basement gigs with weirdo hardcore bands after listening to Big Black and Judas Priest in the van all day. Science Man II takes shape while flowing seemlessly though a unique blend of punk/hardcore/garage/rock and roll in just under 20 mins.

Estonia’s Holy Motors (Wharf Cat) share “Trouble” from forthcoming Horse LP

Holy Motors, the enigmatic quartet of ex-Soviet cowboys, are back with their third single, “Trouble”, ahead of their new album, Horse. It’s the follow up to the group’s stunning 2018 debut, Slow Sundown, and will arrive on October 16th via Wharf Cat Records (Bambara, Dougie Poole, Public Practice). There’s also a music video created from recut live footage, the majority of which came from their Nox Orae festival appearance with Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre in 2019.

Trance Wax, the nostalgia infused alias of Ejeca, announces debut studio album

Anjunabeats is pleased to announce the debut artist album from Trance Wax – an alias of Belfast’s Garry McCartney, also known as Ejeca.

Celebrating the formative sounds that Garry first fell in love with as a Belfast teenager, Trance Wax began as an anonymous series of vinyl-only bootlegs back in 2015.

THE KING’S PARADE share latest feel good music video, shot in lockdown for new single ‘HOW LONG?’ in lead up to debut album.

“We had this idea of a rehearsal that’s constantly going wrong, where I desperately try to get things back to normal despite a series of surreal interventions. We filmed it as a one shot, so as well as the action on camera it was absolute carnage behind the scenes, with people running on and off set, building drum kits, taking them away, moving different props into place and switching characters!” Olly (The King’s Parade)

– Amelie Patterson – LET YOUR TROUBLE GO – new single out now!

I think “Let Your Trouble Go” is my favourite thing I’ve done, a song about letting go, and I’m excited to share it with you. The new song is available to stream now on your preferred platform.

If only I could take the pressures and self-doubt for someone, giving them the chance to let their trouble go and free up space in their mind; to go willingly into the creative, imaginative, and surreal corners of their brain.

Tim Burgess Shares New Track “Yours. To Be”

Following rave reviews for his recent solo album I Love The New Sky, today Tim Burgess has announced news of a new EP, Ascent Of The Ascended, that will be released on November 27th via Bella Union. The 6-track EP contains two superb new tracks, “Yours. To Be”, and “The Ascent Of The Ascended”, recorded soon after the album was finished, as well as four tracks recorded in New York City back in March as a live session for Paste magazine. Three of the tracks are from I Love The New Sky alongside a new version of The Charlatan’s classic “The Only One I Know”.

“InstaBAND” Streaming Your Way with “Token Taverns” on Deck!

The music documentary features talented music acts from across the globe and the film drops TONS of knowledge when it comes to the digital landscape of today’s music business. “InstaBAND” will answer many of your questions when it comes to being a music artist in this digital age. “InstaBAND—Surviving The Streaming Revolution” will open your eyes and your mind on how to operate in today’s ever-changing music world.

Bob Rose has over 20 years experience in the industry and has produced projects for: HBO, MTV, Showtime and ESPN. Bob’s directorial debut was for a film titled “Functional Fitness”, which was released in 2016. With two successful documentaries all wrapped up, the filmmaking couple of Bob and Margie Rose are about to embark on their latest creation, “Token Taverns”.

Scenic Route to Alaska Share New Single “Polarized”

“Polarized,” the new single from Scenic Route to Alaska, is about the ongoing division in society and the constant mania of life’s ups and downs. It’s about the need for positive change, openness and equality.

Produced by Scenic Route to Alaska and Colin Stewart, the immersive and intuitive recording experience translates throughout “Polarized.” Enjoy the tune, feel the groove and then go do something nice for someone else.

HELLO COSMOS – Ignite Countdown to Debut LP with ‘Fuse’ – Listen

“Fuse” is the exhilarating new single from HELLO COSMOS – a track that ignites the countdown to their explosive debut album: ‘Dream Harder’ (out 27 November, via Cosmic Glue).

The announcement today also preempts a creative boom of activity to come from the Manchester-based creative collective, with plans for an album visualiser with animation & augmented reality, a full remix album by an all-star cast of DJ/producer talent, visionary new videos courtesy of Vidzinvader and much more; all before 2020 stutters to its close.

Indii G. Signs to Epitaph Records + Shares “Secrets”

Multi-talented, lo-fi hip hop rapper, Indii G has signed with Epitaph Records. With more than a million streams on Spotify, the Louisiana native is building momentum with his velvety echoed layers, infectious beats and gentle, harmonic vocals.

“It’s still crazy to me that a label with such a reputation is a fan of my vision,” says Indii G. “I’m just a kid from a small town and it’s truly an honor working with these guys. The whole experience so far has been amazing”

Art-Rock Legends Pylon Share Unreleased “Modern Day Fashion Woman (Version 2)” Today

Seminal art-rock legends Pylon will release Pylon Box on November 6, 2020, via New West Records. The comprehensive 4xLP box set includes their studio albums Gyrate (1980) and Chomp (1983), which have been remastered from their original tapes and will be available on vinyl for the first time in nearly 35 years. Pylon Box includes 47 total tracks, 18 of which are previously unreleased recordings. In addition to the remastered studio albums, the collection also includes Pylon’s first ever recording, Razz Tape.


Emerging singer/songwriter Elah Hale has premiered her latest single, a soulful and shimmering track called “Sports.” Released via Interscope Records, “Sports” is a sophisticated piece of R&B/alt-pop, gorgeously centered on the 21-year-old artist’s mesmerizing vocal work.

Matt Berninger of The National debuts video for single “One More Second” today!

“I wrote ‘One More Second’ with Matt Sheehy (Lost Lander, EL VY) with the intention for it to be a kind of answer to Dolly Parton’s ‘I Will Always Love You,’ or sort of the other side of that conversation,” explains Berninger. “I just wanted to write one of those classic, simple, desperate love songs that sound great in your car.”

Taleban Dooda Shares The Sword-Swinging Video for “Dis Dooda”

Taking over the streets of Tampa with his innate sense of melody, Taleban Dooda is one of the South’s most promising new rappers. Gathering his crew for an afternoon of mayhem, Dooda shares the video for “Dis Dooda.” Released earlier this month via Green Light Music Group/Rostrum Records, ‘Dis Dooda” is an introductory anthem from the 18-year-old rapper, showing the world what he stands for and declaring his intentions to take over the rap game. Directed by 20kVisuals, the video for “Dis Dooda” finds the rapper and several homies riding around his city, as they dance atop cars, shoot dice, and celebrate Dooda’s meteoric rise.


Indie alternative pop duo Ruby Redreleased their provocative music video for “All Night Long”, the first track on their debut EP titled Area of Affect, which was released in June 2020, receiving recognition from FLAUNT Magazine and was featured on Spotify’s highly acclaimed Fresh Finds playlist.

Young Dolph Imagines A Less-Fly Alternate Reality in “Hold Up Hold Up Hold Up”

“I remember my mom and dad was livin’ in a one-room shack,” says Young Dolph on “Hold Up Hold Up Hold Up.” “Nowadays, I wake up in a mansion.” The Paper Route EMPIRE CEO overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the rap game’s most respected figures. But in his new video for “Hold Up Hold Up Hold Up,” Dolph imagines what his life might be like without the rap talent that allowed him to become the King of Memphis. As he spits his boastful bars atop an easygoing beat from Paper Route EMPIRE producer Bandplay, Dolph pictures himself living a modest life, making a living as a dry cleaner. Even without the extravagant wealth he describes in the song’s lyrics, Dolph is still the consummate professional, working day and night to provide for his family.


CASAGRANDE – “Dying forever” from album “Casagrande”

Simone Casagrande was born in Soncino, an ancient village in Northern Italy on June the 20th 1973. After a long gestation process the homonymous album “Casagrande” will be released in October 2020 by French label Soman Records.”

KRATZER: German noisemongers premiere new single “Error” at No Echo

German dark hardcore outfit KRATZER will release their new album “…Alles liegt in Scherben” on 29th October 2020 via 7 Degrees Records / 783 Punx.

“…Alles liegt in Scherben” (“all is lying in cullets”) is the band’s first full length album. Formed in 2012, KRATZER blend influences ranging from Swedish crust/d-beat bands, US hardcore/punk and extreme metal.

Farmer Dave Scher Announces ‘Speak Of Love’ EP Due Oct. 2 Via Bandcamp Exclusive

“The four songs on ‘Speak Of Love’ are all woven with this one simple truth in both words and music,” says Farmer Dave. “A different state of consciousness awaits if you listen. Close your eyes and imagine.”

AI’s latest track, ‘Prosper Park’

What’s the musical antidote for the quarantine blues? A sexy dance beat.

Enter AI’s latest track, ‘Prosper Park’: a complex tune driven by a sexy theme, a groove-worthy dance beat, and the heat of Augustine. Now with over 32,100 Spotify plays and multiple spins on Austin’s 101x Homegrown Radio Show, it’s a 3.5-minute trip into the spontaneity of youth—and an electric feeling that’s impossible to forget.

Gangrena (CL) “Oscuro Tormento” @ Death Metal

Gangrena is a Death Metal band that was born in San Carlos (8th region) at the end of 2004 with the original idea of Francisco Meriño, who wanted to materialize a 4-song project (Demo). In 2006, Meriño integrates 3 musicians, Victor Palavecino, Claudio Aguilera and Javier Larroucau, on drums, guitar and bass respectively, to complete the project.

Attic Salt is a “Fool 4 U”

It’s the record release week of Get Wise by Springfield, IL indie-punk group, Attic Salt. As the band preps to release their sophomore LP and first with their new label, Jump Start Records, they are premiering one last single titled “Fool 4 U.” The song is another glimpse at the finely tuned blend of alt-rock & pop-punk the band offers on Get Wise. “Fool is about having a crush on someone that you wish you didn’t and hoping you could just get over it.” – Alyssa Currie.