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Written by Auder and produced by Danny L Harle (Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, Superfruit), “Quiet” unfolds with a delicate intensity, each moment illuminating the hypnotic power of her voice. While the track opens on a sparse arrangement of stark piano tones, that dreamy minimalism soon shifts into something far more grandiose, building a wild urgency from Auder’s spellbinding performance and tempestuous beats.

As Auder reveals, “Quiet” marks the start of an exciting new era in her ever-evolving artistry.

The Doors Launch Door 70 Playlist Generator, Share Roadhouse Blues Studio Outtake

In advance of tomorrow’s release of the Morrison Hotel: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, The Doors have unveiled DOOR 70, a new platform that lets fans build their ultimate Doors playlist. At www.door70.com, fans can choose songs from any classic Doors album to assemble their own personal playlist, which can be listened to on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and YouTube Music and be shared across social media platforms. Fans can also unlock exclusive Doors content through building playlists via DOOR 70, such as video messages from guitarist Robby Krieger revealing untold stories from the band’s history.


On the back of stunning new offering Waiting Up, rising Indiana-born, Chicago-based musician Glded ( Ben Harper) continues to build towards his new EP Moraine with the reveal of beautiful new single Paine. An introspective electronic indie cut showcasing Harper’s lovingly crafted production and the worn intimacy of his vocals, Paine serves as further reminder to add Glded to your ones to watch list.


“Backseat (Kiss Me)” breathes new life into the iconic ‘90s Sixpence None The Richer smash “Kiss Me.” “’Kiss Me’ has always been one of my favorite songs. During quarantine, I was learning how to play guitar and my homie Miles taught me to play it over FaceTime,” Jutes says about how the Tarro-produced track came to be. “Once I got it, me and my dude Jonny from back home started sending each other videos of us singing ‘Kiss Me’ but we’d change the words to say dumb shit. Then it dawned on me, I should make a little flip of it for fun. I really never thought clearing it was a realistic option but here we are. Got the stamp of approval from the original band to remake a classic. Pretty rad!”

Haux & Samuraii Announce Collaborative EP Out 11/20 Via Color Study

Haux—the artist moniker of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Woodson Black—has teamed up with rising Swedish producer Samuraii for Fever In The Night, a new 4-song EP set for release on November 20th, 2020, via Color Study. The announcement arrives alongside a Johnny Marchetta & Bjorn Franklin-directed video for first single “Run Run” –

KATLA release video single “Farg” from bonus EP

KATLA have released a video clip for the song ‘Farg’, which is taken from the EP “Blótar gömlu goðin” (“An Offering to the Old Gods”). This special treat is only available as part of the premium editions of the Icelanders’ forthcoming second full-length “Allt þetta helvítis myrkur”.

Painted Shield Releases New Video for “Time Machine” – Self-Titled Debut Arrives November 27

Today, Painted Shield, have released a video for their new single “Time Machine.” The video is currently streaming via Billboard who describes the music as “…an often intense look at modern life, set to a solid rock beat, with elements of industrial and funk.” The band, who consists of Stone Gossard, Mason Jennings, Matt Chamberlain and Brittany Davis, will release their self-titled debut on November 27 via Gossard’s revived Loosegroove Records.

Folk Uke takes abuse of power to task with new single, “Small One”

The singing, songwriting and ukulele and guitar strumming duo of Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie, known as Folk Uke, boast a fascinating stylistic DNA with distinctive and winning twists to it. With endearingly sweet and lovely vocals and melodies, they adeptly craft and deliver original songs that can be provocative, profane and pointed as well as uproariously funny. Case in point is their new single, “Small One,” their well-aimed stab at toxic masculinity, bullying and male braggadocio that’s ideally suited for the current state of the nation and election season.

Bathe in the ‘Silence’ with Vaughan

‘Silence’ is a delicate and densely hollow anthem, with Vaughan’s emotively poignant vocals easily bringing chills. The song is vulnerable and naked, but with layers of grandiose and emotive harmonies, powerfully visually represented in its artwork (by Flower Up).


Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and composer Heather Trost has unveiled her stunning new version of the Harry Nilsson classic “Jump Into The Fire,” streaming now following its exclusive premiere via American Songwriter. An official music video for the song takes you on a psychedelic road trip through the American southwest complete with vintage cars and gear.

“I covered ‘Me and My Arrow’ by Harry Nilsson on my last album, so it made sense to do a Nilsson song for Petrichor to continue the homage,” says Trost. “Jeremy Barnes and I took the original guitar riff out, which other than the lyrics is the most catchy and recognizable part of the song. Instrumentally, our version of the song owes more to Bo Diddley and German bands from the 70s.”

Windchimes break metal boundaries on new single “Zetsubō // Succumb To” ft. Peter Rono of Kaonashi

Today, genre-blending metal band Windchimes shared their new single and music video “Zetsubō // Succumb To” alongside the announcement of their debut EP, Enervation, out October 30th. Premiering on BrooklynVegan, “Zetsubō // Succumb To” is evocative and heavy as it touches on observing the pain of a friend through an all too familiar cycle of suffering and addiction. The haunting intro sets a dark stage with Gavin Fornelli’s reverberating vocals before ripping guitars and intricate drums turn the track into a ground-shaking combination of black metal and metalcore.

Alcam – “Public Enemy” (Lyric Video)

KAMP—First-Ever International K-Pop Festival—Set For 2021 In Los Angeles

The world of K-Pop is about to get even bigger. Are you ready America?

With a successful presence already established in Asia with their 2019 inaugural event, KAMP–the first-ever international completely K-Pop festival–has set its sights on Los Angeles in 2021 at Banc of California Stadium. Stay tuned for additional details to be announced in the coming months.

First introduced to K-Pop fans in Singapore last year, KAMP drew a crowd of 20,000 K-Pop fans from throughout Asia and a lineup that included Super Junior, NCT127, Momoland, Stray Kids, Chung Ha, Ha Sung Woon, G-FRIEND, AleXa, and Sonnet Son. In choosing the festival’s next city, festival promoter and KAMP Global CEO and founder TIM KIM says, “Los Angeles is not only the home to entertainment, but a major global community that is home to so many different cultures. K-Pop has become a global music language and we felt that there was no better place to start our North America festivals. Most importantly, as an Angeleno, how could I not imagine a K-Pop festival under the beautiful weather of Los Angeles?”


“‘Shameless’ was the last song I wrote for the EP and the first song I fell in love with,” says singer Varela. “‘Shameless’ is a song about giving into your temptations even though you know it’s probably not the best choice. I think we all go through a time in our lives where we become fed up with doing things that (we believe) go unnoticed and would rather be the bad guy for a while. ‘Shameless’ is a ‘back on my bullshit’ anthem for me, and I hope it becomes that for everybody.”


The track arrives alongside a trippy, retro-styled video inspired by David Bowie, George Harrison, and the tales of Dreamer Boy’s youth. It’s a glittery, technicolor fantasy that surrenders to the childlike freedom of hopping on a bike, jumping on a trampoline, and spinning in circles.

The single debuted this morning as an Apple Music 1 World First Premiere with Zane Lowe. “I just don’t see a future where many, many of us don’t absolutely fall in love with Dreamer Boy,” Zane Lowe said about the song. “I just think the music is so flawless.”

DaBaby Releases Official Music Video For “PRACTICE”

Conclave Announces New Single “There’s Enough” Due Out Oct 9th

Conclave, the musical pairing of Cesar Toribio and Scott Scribner, will be releasing their new single “There’s Enough” on October 9th on the newly inaugurated Love Injection Records label. This release comes on the heels of their 12-inch single, a thumping cover of the soul standard “Sunny,” whose Latin Disco pedigree makes it the perfect canvas for the Brooklyn-based duo. “There’s Enough” is the first single from their highly-anticipated full-length debut forthcoming in 2021.

K Camp Shares New Video for “Tatted Up ft. Fabo” Today

Atlanta multi-talented artist, K Camp continues to share videos from his latest highly praised project K.I.S.S. 5. Today he shares the video for “Tatted Up” featuring D4L rapper, Fabo. The track elevates Camps natural laid-back flow while the visual, set in a tattoo shop, features steamy imagery – combined we get a passionate visual that smoothly ties in with the raw lyrics and clean production.

Gustaf (frenetic post-punk on Royal Mountain) new single and Skope Mag

The band have been around for a little over a year and have released no music to this point, but they’ve managed to get a crazy amount of attention purely through DIY touring, having played/toured with folks like James Chance, Omni, Tropical Fuck Storm, Dehd and Bodega, catching the attention of Beck when they played LA, who has since called them his “favorite band.” A fun and weird thing is that the track is going to be premiering on his Twitter tomorrow (here’s the band hanging with him in his indie-rock mansion, haha).

New Video! AL3KAT “Nia Rose”

Nia Rose – AL3KAT’s first single to be released from his upcoming EP entitled MNDTRPZ (dropping October 25, 2020). AL3KAT is a new Hip Hop/Rap Artist bring his own fresh sound to the DMV. Nia Rose is a provocative jam about his relationship(s) with women, that according to AL3KAT “rose” out of a recording session with his friend and engineer, Antonio Wayside.

The Jacques release brand new video for ‘Do Me For A Fool’

‘Do Me For A Fool’ finds the London indie collective trading chaos for calm, blending dreamy guitar lines with an infectiously pop-infused undercurrent. The track is a laid-back musing on romance, with singer Finn O’Brien’s woozy, nonchalant vocals providing a gritty counterpoint to its lusciously saccharine instrumentals. The song was recorded at Morsecode Studios, Glasgow and is produced by Liam McCluskey.

The Struts unleash fiery new single ‘I Hate How Much I Want You’ featuring Phil Collen and Joe Elliott of Def Leppard

A tale of love lost and maddening lust, ‘I Hate How Much I Want You’ finds Struts frontman Luke Spiller trading throat-shredding vocals with Elliott to magnificent effect. Meanwhile, Collen unleashes his notoriously ferocious guitar work, a perfect counterpart to the track’s swaggering groove, thunderous drumming, and shout-along-ready chorus.


Today, prolific singer and rapper Trippie Redd releases new single “Sleepy Hollow,” available now via 10K Projects/Caroline. The final single ahead of his highly anticipated album Pegasus, out 10/30, Zane Lowe premiered “Sleepy Hollow” on his Apple Music 1 show this morning. The single marks an energetic new offering from the 21-year-old artist, featuring production from rap hitmaker OUTTATOWN (Future, Young Thug, DaBaby). Last week, Trippie Redd took to social media to unveil the mythical and fantastical artwork for Pegasus, designed and shot by Aidan Cullen.


In typical 220 Kid style the visuals for the track playfully encompass both his bold and vibrant flair, as well as highly stylized scenes that depict Los Angeles. The video highlights 220 Kid’s passion for crafting dance pop music that is themed entirely around a strong sense of storytelling with visuals that bring the whole creative concept and lyrics to life.

With bright colors and interpretations of some of Hollywood’s most iconic films and associations, 220 Kid and JC Stewart portray some of LA’s most recognizable history whilst simultaneously making it their own in a mockumentary style creative that’s juxtaposed against 220 Kid’s own art pop sense of style.


Haim Share New Visual for “Man From The Magazine”

Southern California bred, GRAMMY® nominated band HAIM have shared a new visual for “Man From The Magazine” from their No. 1, critically acclaimed new album ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ (Columbia Records). The new visual, shot and directed by frequent collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson, finds Danielle behind the counter at Canter’s Deli preparing orders as she performs the profoundly revealing, sparse and spellbinding track.

Cheat Codes & Bryce Vine team up for post-party anthem “Stay” 

Bryce Vine says, “Me and my friends wrote ‘Stay’ almost a year ago when the world was still normal. It’s about all those good times you don’t want to say goodbye to, but you appreciate them when they’re gone. It’s about the hopefulness that those times will come back, which I think we can all relate to right now. I’ve known Cheat Codes since before they were even Cheat Codes, and they just have such great energy that I really wanted to bring them a song that matched that energy, so we could feel like we were all back in those good times. I think it turned into the perfect collaboration.”

ZOLLE: watch crazy video game-like new footage M’accetta!

Frantic “lard rock” duo ZOLLE release entertaining cartoon video “M’accetta” today. Their new album ‘Macello’ came out on April 3rd 2020 and is available on Subsound Records. Choose your character and press play!

“Meaty harmonised guitars with sludgy tones shine brightly with a few quirks, whether it be dashes of synths or stabs of off kilter time signature changes” Zero Tolerance Magazine

“Un grottesco ritratto in filigrana della nostra società impazzita e contraddittoria” Rumore

Larry Keel Announces New Album “American Dream” – out November 6

Over the past 30 years, Larry Keel has been praised by fans and critics alike for his energetic live performances and award-winning flatpicking skills. He is a prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has appeared on nearly two dozen albums, including 12 that he produced himself, and has collaborated with everyone from Bill Monroe to Billy Strings. Today, he is proud to announce his anticipated new solo album American Dream. Set for release on November 6, Keel single-handedly produced, recorded, and wrote each of the 10 tracks on the album, a project that was predominantly created during quarantine this past spring.

Larry Keel Announces New Album ‘American Dream’ & Shares ‘Try’ Single: Exclusive Premiere

Record Thieves (Feat Members of Authority Zero, Allout Helter, Boldtype) Release New Single “Sacrifice” Off Upcoming Debut LP ‘Wasting Time’ out November 24

By most accounts, this has been a pretty lousy year. Civil unrest, political uncertainty and a pandemic make for some depressing times. However, there have been a few random highlights sprinkled into the shit stew that is 2020. One of them is certainly the reemergence of Denver, Colorado punks Record Thieves (feat. members of Authority Zero, Allout Helter and Boldtype), who have been disturbingly quiet since 2017.

30 Delivers Poignant Alt-Rock Influenced Single “Your Skin Crawls”

“Your Skin Crawls” comes off of his forthcoming album The Introspects of a Psycho, set to drop later this year. The track is the perfect introduction to the genre-fluid musician who pulls inspiration from artists like Kid Cudi, Lupe Fiasco, The Kooks, and Cage the Elephant. The 90s alt-rock influenced song details the topic of insecurities and self-doubt that plague many 20-somethings living in a world of unattainable beauty standards and social media criticism. “The song is about how painful love can be. I was in love with a girl who was her own worst enemy, you know,” explains 30.

LISTEN: Kasbo Releases “Lune ft. Vancouver Sleep Clinic,” Final Single Ahead of Album Release

Today, Swedish producer and electronic artist Kasbo returns with the final single ahead of the release of his sophomore studio album The Making of a Paracosm, set to release on October 23 via Foreign Family Collective/Counter Records. “Lune” features Australian ambient band Vancouver Sleep Clinic, and is the fifth release from Kasbo’s upcoming full length project, following the success of his most recent double single release of “Staying In Love ft. Nea” and “Skogsrå,” and earlier singles “Show You” and “Play Pretend ft Ourchives.”


The cinematic visual, which was shot in California is directed by Andy Hines (Lizzo, Logic, Anderson .Paak).


Apple Music today announced Epic Records R&B singer-songwriter Givēon as the latest addition to its Up Next program, Apple Music’s monthly artist initiative geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising talent.

New Wendy Eisenberg: “No Such Lack”

Today, Wendy Eisenberg releases “No Such Lack”, the third single from their new album Auto, out next week. A laconic rhythm and ruminative vocals deliver an inner dialogue: “I don’t need me, yes I do / But who performs the act? / I don’t need a thing from anyone / I’ve got no such lack.”

Emo Stalwarts The Casket Lottery Unveil Another New Track/Music Video (“More Blood”)

“More Blood” appears on the band’s first new record in 8 years, ‘Short Songs For End Times,’ due out on November 6th via Wiretap Records/Big Scary Monsters/Second Nature Recordings

Billie Eilish Announces Global Livestream Concert: WHERE DO WE GO? THE LIVESTREAM

Five-time GRAMMY Award winning Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish announces details for her first ever global livestream concert. WHERE DO WE GO? THE LIVESTREAM, will be hosted on Billie’s website and powered by the Maestro interactive streaming platform. The one-of-a-kind experience concert, with interactive production by lili Studios, will be LIVE from Billie’s native Los Angeles on Saturday, October 24 at 3PM PST. Following the live performance, all ticket holders will also have access for 24 hours to replay the show on-demand.

Blanketman Share New Track “Beach Body” || Out Now On [PIAS] Recordings

Produced by Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode, Petite Noir, LIFE), it arrives as the follow-up to their much-heralded debut single “Taking You With Me”, which cruelly arrived right after the band performed sold-out live shows just before lockdown took hold.


Having picked up fans already in the likes of Rolling Stone, Pigeons & Planes, Lyrical Lemonade and more, as well as cosigns from heavyweights such as Tyler, The Creator, JID, Sia, Chris Brown and Chance The Rapper, Teezo Touchdown is a surefire one to watch. Dive into Rooting For You here, and look out for more from Teezo Touchdown soon.

Alternative Rock Band The Nomadic Release Official Music Video for Single “Manhattan View”

Australian guitarist and singer/songwriter Robert Gaylard brings a unique perspective and vision when it comes to creating music. His inspiration and passion for starting The Nomadic began early on as a child after traveling to many countries like Myanmar (formerly Burma), Singapore and the Solomon Islands. His “nomadic” lifestyle continued on into his adulthood when he began to work for the United Nations in various countries such as: Kenya, Somalia, the Sudan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Israel and Palestine. His travels eventually brought him to New York in September of 2012 and motivated him to pursue his songwriting by establishing an indie rock band.

HeIsTheArtist – New Single “Landslide”

HeIsTheArtist, the American, Christian singer-song writer from Central Islip, NY. has a new single, “Landslide” out October 12, 2020. It’s the lead single off his forthcoming Roots EP, dropping November 27, 2020 and is a country version of the Fleetwood Mac song.


MCA Nashville’s Kassi Ashton releases new song “Black Motorcycle” today. The song accompanies the announcement of Kassi’s partnership with Harley-Davidson® as one of its brand ambassadors. The track caught the attention of Harley-Davidson® when Kassi performed for employees in Wisconsin last year. Her lifelong passions for music and motorcycles resulted in a unique partnership that connects her audience with the iconic brand.

Kassi Ashton Marks Harley-Davidson Partnership With ‘Black Motorcycle’

Paul Jacks Announces LP + Shares Single “Lunacy’s Back”

Following up on his critically acclaimed second solo album, In Other Words, multi-instrumentalist and Alaskan, Paul Jacks, explores solitude and his identity in an ever-changing world. The backdrop for his new album, Black Jackal, is an apocalyptic world and its aftermath. Drawing from Egyptian mythology, Jacks takes on a futuristic persona with Black Jackal to explore the transition to the afterlife. According to the writer, the album represents our “journey into the dark to discover the light which has the power to transform us.” The album is full of syncopated synths, electronic pianos, orchestra and brass sections, lush pads, echoey backing tracks, dark harmonies, and a hybrid of live and electronic drums played by both Jacks and Dan Konopka (OK Go). Jacks brings his listeners into a futuristic existential crisis and takes them on a musical journey that touches all of the senses.

Paul Jacks chronicles the downfall of civilization with the bright pop desolation of “Lunacy’s Back” (BPM Premiere)

Pls Pls Me premiere Too Late EP early on V13

A couple days ahead of the release of Too Late, Brooklyn-based queer indie pop duo Pls Pls Me have premiered their entire debut EP with V13.

“Four exceptional new tracks that cover the spectrum of electro-pop, minimalist dance music, and bold experimentation,” V13’s Aaron Willschick writes. “With swagger and a knack for writing catchy and clever songs, Pls Pls Me would be so happy to pls pls you.”

Pls Pls Me Debut Their Perpetually Pleasing New EP, ‘Too Late’ [Premiere]


Rising artist whiterosemoxie releases “delafayette” visual

Today, whiterosemoxie releases the visual for “delafayette” off of his recently released mixtape, grae ceilings, via 300 Entertainment. The “delafayette” visual comes in the wake of “mist outside” visual, continuing the story of the 18 year-old rising hip hop artist. This is the second video of a four part series of visuals which combine into a short film.


Today, Kid Bloom releases a vintage-style visualizer for the dreamy track “In One Ear” featuring Jesse Rutherford of The Neighbourhood. The tongue-in-cheek Diego Andrade directed video shows Kid Bloom and Rutherford competing in an athletic showdown for the ages: a tennis match in high up in the hills of Los Angeles.

“Working with Jesse is super visceral and in the moment. Nothing leaves it. Whatever excites us stays and the rest doesn’t matter. Honestly it feels like having a conversation.” – Kid Bloom

YNW BSlime and Brother YNW Melly Share the Dancehall-Inflected “One Step”

YNW BSlime has an ear for melody and an expressive singing voice that would be impressive for someone twice his age. Teaming up with his brother YNW Melly, BSlime shares “One Step,” his new video single. Finally sharing the long-anticipated source of a snippet Melly shared on Instagram last year, BSlime and Melly implore the listener to move their bodies as they float atop a dancehall-inflected beat. While Melly applies his singular melodic sensibility to the song’s hook, BSlime impresses during his verses, dancing between the syncopated rhythms as he pledges his devotion to his latest fling.

CEO Trayle Releases New Video “Count Your Days” Today


It continues what has quickly become a tradition of unforgettable cinematic visuals. Directed by Alexander Black, the clip opens with a shot GIVĒON singing alone as he stares out at the ocean. Bringing the lyrics to life, “Stuck On You” depicts the ups and downs of a Southern California-set romance, intercutting vignettes of high speed cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway, moments of intense intimacy, and sweeping sunset vistas. Breathtaking and bold, it illuminates his powerful presence with no shortage of emotion and charisma on-screen. “I’m so excited to finally have a visual to match the Sonics of this song. I wanted it to feel more like a film and less like a music video” says GIVĒON.