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Granville Automatic Share “Tiny Televisions” Music Video, Tiny Televisions and Debut Book Out Now

Today, Granville Automatic shared the music video for “Tiny Televisions” the title track from their new record which is the companion-piece to the Nashville duo’s first book, Hidden History of Music Row, out now via The History Press with a foreword by Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn.

Released today! La Tona “Love Me All Over”

LaTona is an American singer, songwriter, and entertainer. Born in Brooklyn, New York. She wrote, recorded and worked as a back-up singer for bands like Rock Master Flash and the Dynamic Three. She was managed by Cyndi Lauper’s Production company (David Wolfe Productions), under Robin Irvine’s management. She performed in Brooklyn nightclubs, including the legendary Pastels, as well as underground clubs in New York City with various popular cover bands.

Lydia Loveless’ Acclaimed LP ‘Daughter’ Out Now (Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records)

Lydia Loveless’ acclaimed new album Daughter–her first album in four years and first for her own label, Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records–arrived last Friday, garnering great press from NPR Music, Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Associated Press, Paste, and more. Today she has shared the video for the gorgeous, heart-rending album opener “Dead Writer,” directed by herself and Michael Casey, which also shares characters with previous videos for “Love Is Not Enough” and “September.” “The ‘Dead Writer’ character (sometimes we call him Fred) was the first in the ‘universe’ of characters we created. He was based on the old time depressive writers I love. I like playing him the best because he feels the most like my masculine form,” explains Loveless. “In the video I also play his lover who is tired of his shit and goes on apparently a very long walk. During the filming I was not drinking, so all we had when he ‘pours the booze down the drain’ was a bottle of non-alcoholic spirits, which always makes me laugh.”

Iron Maiden – brand new live album ‘Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City’

Parlophone Records are pleased to announce the release of IRON MAIDEN’s new double live album on November 20th worldwide [through BMG in the USA]. Containing over 100 minutes of classic Maiden music and available in multiple formats, Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live in Mexico City was recorded during the band’s three sold out arena shows there in September 2019 and is a celebration of their Legacy Of The Beast World Tour which began in 2018 and will finish next Summer in Europe.

Folk-Pop Artist Penelope Premieres Video For “coming home” Via Wonderland

New York-born and raised singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Penelope unveils the music video for her latest single “coming home”. The video, premiering via Wonderland, is a captivatingly intimate visual helping to enhance the song’s folk-core, soul energy and comforting message and the feeling of coming home. The subject matter is timely for the singer who just moved back to New York after living in Los Angeles for a number of years.

Premiere: Penelope – “Coming Home”

Michael Mayer remixes Moscoman’s ‘Turning Tides’

Kompakt co-founder Michael Mayer has remixed the Moscoman track ‘Turning Tides’ out on Thursday 1st October.

The track is taken from Moscoman’s latest album Time Slips Away, with the rework announcing itself with forceful kick drums and driving synths. Michael Mayer harnesses an 80s synth-pop vibe on his remix of ‘Turning Tides’, delivering a colder, stripped-back version that places a greater emphasis on the delicate vocals of Vanity Fairy.

MASSIMO PUPILLO: dark drone debut album of ZU’s bassist

Rome’s boundless occult experimentalist MASSIMO PUPILLO announces the release of his very first solo album after more than 70 releases with numerous prestigious collaborators. ‘The Black Iron Prison’ will see the light in November 6th through Subsound Records.

Well known for his experimental jazz metal project ZU, MASSIMO PUPILLO also collaborated with heavyweights such as Mike Patton (Faith No More), Buzz Osborne (The Melvins) or Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Jim O’ Rourke, all impressed by his talent and overflowing creativity.

Italy’s avant-garde performer MASSIMO PUPILLO (ZU) to issue debut solo album ‘The Black Iron Prison’ on November 6th


Upon its release earlier this summer, the uplifting and blissful original track exemplified an evolution for the trailblazing band. “Love Language” was immediately met with widespread critical acclaim with FLAUNT calling the track “the summer romantic ballad we’ve been waiting for all year,” This Song Is Sick raving, “this uplifting new track carries you through a euphoric reminiscence of summer love,…the overall groovy and boppy vibe that ‘Love Language’ emulates is the perfect way to close out these final summer nights,” and Acid Stag praising the song as “an elevating new single full of lively movement and groove that depicts a tale of romance and connection.”

Rebekah Fitch has just released a new video for ‘Dust’

The video depicts an elderly couple, struggling to cope with separating after many years together. Rebekah tells us “it’s a journey of coming to terms with losing someone you thought you would never lose, someone who had grown to define your life, and the realisation of what that means for everything you do.”

Silver Synthetic shares new video; Third Man EP out

“We wanted to pay tribute to the great music television of the 1970s — The Midnight Special, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Beat Club, Musikladen… the list goes on,” the band says of the video. “Thanks to our directors, Connor Reever and Sam Aguirre-Kelly, and host, Johnny Wünder, we ended up with something that just passes as a long lost contemporary to those classics.

WARFECT Releases Second Single and Video “Left To Rot”

Crushing Swedish metal with a modernized, yet classic thrash-inspired attack!

The second single “Left To Rot” off Swedish War machine WARFECT’s new album Spectre of Devastation spices the Thrash outfit with a blackened and old school attitude. Relentless riffs and brutal bass lines drive this demolition ball directly in your head. More than six minutes of pure aggression and hate – perfectly underlined by an intense official video.

WARFECT on ”Pestilence”:
“The new single and music video “Left To Rot” is a heavy mid-tempo song depicting the horrors surrounding a massive railway construction project in northern Siberia where lots of people perished. It will make your head bang!”

Zachary Kibbee Releases New Video For “Somewhere To Put My Gold”

Los Angeles rocker Zachary Kibbee has released the new video for his single, “Somewhere To Put My Gold.” The track is a part of his new album Life In Low Fidelity, released earlier this summer. Kibbee exhibits sincere enthusiasm for music with his unique combination of modern alternative rock elements with his authentic gritty, bluesy style in his video. Zachary Kibbee’s “Somewhere To Put My Gold” video is now available to view on his YouTube channel.

Tom Petty’s “Leave Virginia Alone” out today, alongside Mark Seliger & Adria Petty-directed video

The song debuts alongside a video co-directed by Mark Seliger and Tom’s daughter Adria Petty. The video stars emerging actress/dancer Casimere Jollette (Netflix’s forthcoming “Tiny Pretty Things”) and was shot around Connecticut as well as in and around Seliger’s studio in New York City. In speaking with David Fricke yesterday on SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio, Adria notes, “We were very resourceful about trying to create a character that could be assigned to anyone. That’s why Virginia in this video is very mysterious but she has her little glimpses of characters. We really worked to cast someone authentic—that felt like they were really feeling their feelings and someone that you could believe. We really wanted the song to do the heavy lifting in this video, and sort of step out of the way and just give it something to breathe with.” Seliger furthers, “The one idea that kept coming back to both of us is that we really want Tom to be narrating the story. We really want to hear his voice as he runs you through this journey that this woman is having.” Watch/share the video HERE.



On the heels of announcing his new EP Bright Lights, Red Eyes, Ruel returns to share a new offering from the project. “say it over” featuring Cautious Clay is another glimpse into Ruel’s sonic world, with him and Cautious Clay trading vocals duties. The track is produced by Ruel’s frequent collaborator M-Phazes and follows the previously-released single “as long as you care.”

OOBERFUSE – Release: “Heartlight” for World Mental Health Day || Watch Video

Released the same day as their upcoming EP, ‘Tears Can Only Sting’ (pre-save here), the synth duo are previewing the track today with a colourful and moving new video. Tailor-made by videographer Paul “Rile” Avis in co-production with the band, it makes for a poignant companion to “Heartlight”s tender subject matter.

Memphis Industries-signed Blue States – Share New Single / Anniversary Reissue of ‘Nothing Changes Under the Sun’ out Oct 30

In anticipation for the reissue, Blue States have shared new single “Friendly Fires”, a hypnotic mix of spidery guitar lines, funk and swirling psychedelia taken from the bonus material EP “Trinity Tapes”.

Do you know that feeling when you first hear music, and you realise that you may have stumbled across something that will become a part of your life forever? Music that gradually unlocks those treasured endorphins and lets them loose to run throughout your very being. Blue States ‘Nothing Changes Under the Sun’ is one of those records, sounding as timeless and out of time today as it did on its first release twenty years ago.


Atlantic Records’ own dancehall star Kranium has marked the start of fall with a fiery new visual for his standout fan-favorite, “Gal Policy.” The song, released earlier this year, has been a hit amongst listeners, with the official lyric video accumulating over 14 million views in just six months. Now available, the official music video highlights Kranium’s charisma talent as he plays the role of a couples therapist providing a rather unconventional advice the best way he knows how;

Canada’s Soul/Funk Legends Team Up with Soul Diva Melba Moore on New Single ‘Tiempo’

Canada’s titans of soul, Crack of Dawn, with over forty years of funk under their belts have teamed up with the incomparable Melba Moore on a newly released single, Tiempo. Translating as “Time” from Spanish, the track was written by Dennis Nieves and Michael Dunston. The song was written many years ago about lovers needing time to find themselves again after a tumultuous breakup. Fast forward to 2020, and things have happened in Michael’s life where the meaning of the lyrics really hit home with his wife battling serious medical issues.

Baest Announces New Album ‘Necro Sapiens’

Denmark’s premium Death Metal export BAEST announces new album Necro Sapiens, which is set for release early 2021. Necro Sapiens is the follow up to the band’s two highly praised albums, Danse Macabre (2018) and Venenum (2019).

“In an attempt to sink the world further into decay, BAEST will release their awaited third full length album ‘NECRO SAPIENS’ in the beginning of 2021. To support the release the release, BAEST will embark on a tour covering Russia, all of the European mainland, and the UK,” states BAEST about the release and forthcoming tour.

Baest Announces New Album ‘Necro Sapiens’

Indie band The Dream Masons release sarcastic new single “Another Great Day”

Cleveland-based artsy, indie rock quartet The Dream Masons have shared a new music video for their single “Another Great Day.” The tongue-in-cheek tune is an odd dreamy melding of blues-inspired pop rock and a magic wand’s dose of psychedelia.

Contrary to the uplifting chorus, vocalist Annastacia Monroe says there’s something much darker happening beneath the hopeful sounding lyrics.

Musicians Are Collaborating Remotely; But Are Their Credits Protected?

When a violinist in lockdown because of the pandemic was asked to compose music for a secret project, the agreeable musician went to work, even though he had no idea where the finished product would turn up.

As it happened, he was working on Taylor Swift’s new Folklore album – and his name and contribution appeared appropriately in the album’s liner notes.

Someone, clearly, was keeping proper records to make sure credit went where credit was due.

Andrée Burelli (formerly Bodyverse) Shares “Cum Sidera”

“This is the first time I have lived in Italy since I was fifteen,” says experimental electronic musician Andrée Burelli – who previously performed as Bodyverse. She’s musing on the inspirations of her patient, nurturing new album De Sidera – “and I am overwhelmed by the beauty of its nature, landscapes, and cultural roots.” Having temporarily moved from Berlin to Sardinia in her native Italy to record music between 2019 and 2020 (she was born in Venice) – the mediterranean has taken on renewed significance. De Sidera is Burelli’s first album with Italian titles, written and recorded in Italy, inspired by the land she inhabited at the time of recording.