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WARLUNG: join the “Order of the Solar Temple” with their infectious new track!

Houston riff rockers WARLUNG unveil the third single taken from their upcoming full-length “Optical Delusions”, out on October 9th on Heavy Psych Sounds.

The Texas four piece brilliantly meld NWOBHM influences, modern heavy and picturesque horror themes without ever sounding dramatic or pompous. Might they be the 2.0 offsprings of Ozzy Osbourne, Rush and Pink Floyd? Their sense of storytelling and invigorating riff rock driven by George Baba and Philip Bennett’s massive hooks and catchy vocals will definitely win over fans of Ghost, Uncle Acid, The Order Of Israfel. You’re a click away from ultimate metal satisfaction…

Video Premiere: Warlung ‘Order Of The Solar Temple’ – New Album ‘Optical Delusions’ Releases 9th October

Slow Pulp share new track ‘Montana’ | Debut album ‘Moveys’ out 9th October via Winspear

Wisconsin-bred and Chicago-based band Slow Pulp – Emily Massey (vocals/guitar), Alexander Leeds (bass), Theodore Mathews (drums), and Henry Stoehr (guitar) – are gearing up to release their self-produced debut album, and have so far shared three standout singles in “At It Again”, “Idaho”, and last month’s “Falling Apart”

Liam Bailey “Champion” (Remix) feat. Black Thought

We first released “Champion” in November of 2019 when we announced Liam Bailey signing to the label. Now with his full length album Ekundayo coming Nov 13th, 2020 we drop this bombshell of a remix featuring Black Thought of The Roots. Black Thought kills the first verse finding the pocket over the thumping Juno bass and 808s on this Leon Michels produced reggae tinged banger designed to bust up woofers and blow out dance floors. Liam and Thought combine to sing praises to a woman worthy of all the admiration they muster and in doing so take what was already a classic to another level.

GARMARNA Unveils New Song, “Två Systrar”

“We’ve been playing around with this classic tale of betrayal and revenge before but it was always put on hold. Not this time. The poetry is breathtaking, it doesn’t get much starker than this.

“Musically, for us, this is one of the most satisfying songs we’ve done. With Garmarna, there is always a riddle. An escape room. We’re trapped until we solve the puzzle. Here, it started with an original idea of ours blended with a traditional melody and in an hour we transformed a whole bunch of ideas into a melody that just flows.

Garage cabaret Chicago band The Claudettes unleash Different Drugs (Song For Bill Hicks)

One song left off the album was the beautiful, haunting Different Drugs (Song for Bill Hicks). This song was omitted from the album because of vinyl LP time restrictions and also because band founder/pianist/songwriter Johnny Iguana and Forty Below Records president Eric Corne agreed that the song deserved its own singular spotlight as a standalone release.

Bruse Wane – Amazing – Official Video

Bruse Wane lets us know we are amazing in the visuals of his newly released video for his song “Amazing”. In the song Wane addresses police brutality and some of his encounters with racism and prejudice. He also calls for unity in the face of the current divisive political climate and civil unrest in America. Amazing appears on Bruse Wane’s “The Dark Knight Album 2 Fight For Gotham” The album is available on all platforms and directly at Bruse Wane Dot Com HERE

Plants And Animals Unveils A Brand New Song And Video “Love That Boy” // New Album Out 10/23

Today, Plants and Animals are releasing a brand new single and video for “Love That Boy,” an intimate song created out of childhood memories and reflection about the constant evolution of family. The Jungle, their fifth studio album, is set to be released on October 23rd via Secret City Records.

Warren shares the inspiration behind the song: “It’s a song about my family, present and past, but it feels more like a meditation. I was upset, frustrated and feeling like no one knew me—the kid me, the me I still feel I am. And then writing the song chilled me out and put me right. It was a way to connect with my dead parents and with my new life as a dad, and to give everyone a proper hug.”

new song/vid from grouptherapy

LA-based music collective grouptherapy. have dropped “blackout.”, the next song from their forthcoming debut mixtape there goes the neighborhood. (available 10/30) and with it another incredible visual that doubles as a short film. “We wanted to throw people into the world of blackout by doing a horror movie/music video. Since our project is dropping so close to Halloween, we wanted to give our listeners a taste of what’s to come. Writing, recording and performing the song felt like a movie. So it only felt right to have the video be one too.” says Koi from the group who directed it with Ricky Staffieri.

Peach Kelli Pop Unveils New Single From Upcoming “Lucky Star” EP

Peach Kelli Pop is a musical project conceived of by songwriter Allie Hanlon. “Stupid Girl” is two minutes of pure guitar pop brilliance, but a self deprecating theme runs through the upbeat song.

“As a non-linear thinker and someone that always felt uncomfortable in school, I grew up thinking I was stupid. This is still ingrained in me to some extent.” Hanlon says of the new single.

DOUG LOCKE unveils provocative video against Police Brutality towards Black Men

“With the music video, I wanted to shine a light on one of my worst nightmares as a Black man in America,” explains independent alternative artist DOUG LOCKE about his provocative new music video “Why?” “It’s the fear that I will be pulled over (probably while minding my own business) by the wrong officer and my story will end right there… in that moment.”

K.O. shares “futuristic, catchy” (Hypebae) second single “Mean Gurl”

Says Hypebae who tapped the multi-faceted artist for a BAEwatch spotlight, “Encouraging everyone to be unapologetically themselves, K.O. says we should all become “mean gurls” … the track boasts a deep bass sequence with catchy rap verses, while the accompanying visuals — set in a virtual space reminiscent of Tokyo and Hong Kong’s neon-lit streets — show an anime-inspired avatar fighting a robot in a boxing ring.”

Cinzia & The Eclipse – New Single RUNAWAY out now

“I’m so glad to share my new single, “Runaway” with you! I wrote “Runaway” to put the feeling of having to constantly explain myself to rest – to feel free doing and being who I want to be. This song is about making your own decisions and following your own path, no matter how wild, impulsive, or insane it may seem. This song is taken from my upcoming album, Little Italy, which will be released on October 23rd.”

Singer Jennifer Saran Urges Americans to Vote and Tells Trump “Get Over Yourself”

“The phrase ‘get over yourself’ is something we probably say to ourselves each day. I know I do,” says Saran. “But in the case of Donald Trump, it takes on a whole new meaning. When I watch him lie all the time, all I can think is, ‘Get over yourself!’ Aren’t a lot of us thinking it?”

NOTHING share video for new single “Bernie Sanders”

Recorded throughout quarantine with producer Will Yip at Pennsylvania’s Studio Four, The Great Dismal explores existentialist themes of isolation, extinction, and human behaviour in the face of 2020’s vast wasteland. Arriving just prior to the band’s ten year anniversary, The Great Dismal is out October 30th on LP/CD/CS/Digital via Relapse Records.

Mima Good Single & Album Announcement: “Hydra”

Hydra is an intensely empowering title track.The pounding, distorted kick and swinging organ transport the listener somewhere between an underground darkwave club in Berlin and a slow cabaret night on the Lower East Side. It is a track of building anticipation, beginning with a whispered growl and ending with a multi-voiced screaming catharsis.

Heather Porcaro shares new single “OH NO!”

Heather Porcaro, a multi-talented artist, musician, and songwriter from Los Angeles shares her new single “OH NO!” today. “OH NO!” sets a weighted message to an ironically feel good beat, planting nostalgia and lightened perspective among “these deep, dark times,” we are currently undergoing. The track was inspired by a Boogie Woogie piano lesson Porcaro had with country singer-songwriter Billy Swan, best known for his 1974 single “I Can Help.” The melody of “OH NO!” is in reference to the carefree pop of the 50s and 60s generation. When 2020 began to sour increasingly by the day, Porcaro returned to the song for it’s timely chorus and title. She reached out to longtime friend Ben Ford of the Nash-ville band Airpark, who responded with lyrics that felt to Porcaro surprisingly like herself, “like he was inside my head.”The track also features production and instrumentals from both Tim Young (guitarist, The Late Show with James Corden), and Scott Seiver (touring drummer, producer, film composer). In spite of having come to fruition amidst a global pandemic, the single is the artist’s most collaborative work to date. “OH NO!” celebrates music’s ability to transcend geographical barriers and channel the bizarre-yet-commonly shared experiences of today.

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