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Problem’s soulful and inspiring music video Keep Ya Head

Today, Grammy-nominated Compton artist Problem releases a new music video for “Keep Ya Head,” the soulful introspective opening track from his album Coffee & Kush Vol 2 available now. In the Joshy Gonz & J. Benavente directed video, Problem takes you on an intimate morning ride with him through the streets of LA. Backed by a calming beat, he dishes out wise words on how to survive and thrive in a world where the odds are stacked against you.

Problem explains, “The ‘Keep Ya Head’ music video is me starting my day and reflecting on what’s going on in the world. Taking in the world’s troubles and then giving out well-earned game in the process. It’s also my 5 year old daughter Jordyn’s favorite song right now lol.”

Songstress X. ARI Delivers Insightful New Video

Her newest single, “As You Are,” is an anthem for the outsiders. Tackling themes of mental health, bullying, and owning who you are, the track offers a healthy conduit for healing and invites its listeners to feel happy in their skin.

Mindchatter Drops New Single “Days Go Slow,” Announces Debut Album Out 10/21

Today, breakout producer, vocalist and indie-electronic songwriter Mindchatter unveiled the highly anticipated release date for his debut album, Imaginary Audience dropping on October 21 via Mind of a Genius Records, the coveted label behind artists such as ZHU, Gallant and more. To accompany the announcement, Mindchatter released his next single “Days Go Slow”, a captivating, moody listening experience that lends itself appropriately to life as we know it this year. The simplicity behind the track’s lyrical repetition coupled with Mindchatter’s characteristically upbeat chords and crooning pop-driven melodies showcases his complex production capabilities and songwriting expertise.


“Horizons Into Battlegrounds” is, in the words of Woodkid (a/k/a Yoann Lemoine), “a simple piano ballad which contrasts with the rest of the album’s sound. It’s an intimate, stripped-back track with a cry for help within the lyrics – it’s a tender loving embrace, a moment of calm amongst the chaos.”

L.A.’s Cholo Goth Duo Prayers Premiere Lead Single and Video for “LA VIDA ES UN SUEÑO”

“LA VIDA ES UN SUEÑO” is the first single off the new “CHOLOGOTH” album and the first song that PRAYERS, the groundbreaking electronic cholo goth duo originally from San Diego have created all in Español.

“It’s close to my heart for several reasons, one being that it consists of old Mexican sayings, that every Mexican, including myself, heard growing up,” says Leafar Seyer (vox, lyrics and founder of the cholo goth movement).

Blacc Cuzz – “Make A Way” (Music Video)

Hailing from Lincoln Ave. in Pittsburgh PA., Dream Big Empire rapper and recording artist Blacc Cuzz is getting it by any means necessary on “Make A Way”. Painting vivid pictures of street life over soulful chords and funky, hard-hitting bass, Blacc Cuzz shows that no matter what obstacles are in front of you, you can always Make A Way. Stay Tuned and follow Blacc Cuzz on his social media platforms for updates and giveaways.


Atlantic recording artist Bankrol Hayden teams up with Lil Baby for the powerful visual component to “Drop A Tear”, which is one of the standout singles from his debut mixtape Pain is Temporary. The Modesto, CA rapper takes you to church in his latest visual, directed and produced by Blank Square Production (A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Chris Brown, Russ) and Trey Lyons (Kehlani, Internet Money, iann dior, Jasiah, Yung Bans) –

Ari Lennox Returns With Sweet-Sounding Single “Chocolate Pomegranate”

Earlier this month, Lennox delighted fans with a hearty helping of her new record during her Genius’ Open Mic performance. Decked out in Reebok Classic Leather Legacy sneakers, Lennox dazzled with her breezy swagger and searing lyrics.

In addition to teaming up with Reebok for her latest performance, Lennox partnered with Crown Royal earlier this month for a new collaboration designed to help bars, clubs, and stages affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The DC songbird joined forces with budding star Anthony Ramos to reimagine Sly & The Family Stone’s “If You Want Me to Stay” to donate to the Main Stream Alliance Action. Crown Royal will donate $1 for every stream of the song, and Lennox will donate her royalties of the record to help the venues affected by the global crisis.

Ari Lennox Is Ready To Satiate Us With ‘Chocolate Pomegranate’

Molly Moore Releases New Singles “Careful” & “Identity Crisis”

The two tracks share a complimentary message which can be heard throughout Voice on the Internet about being addicted to social media and the idea that it is difficult to know if what you see online is real. Molly shares, “’Careful’ is about getting so lost in other people’s lives that you lose sight of your own. It’s a warning song to other people to learn from my mistakes and to not fall into the trap of thinking you need anything external to feel happy.” She continues, “At the same time, ‘Identity Crisis’ is about shedding the ideas that society has created for you about who you should be and embracing who you really are underneath it all. It’s about needing connection even when you’re hurting and still finding yourself and learning that your authentic self is always the one that will resonate most with other people.”

MOLLY MOORE Releases Two New Singles “Careful” & “Identity Crisis”


Their first full-length since 2015, Music Is The Weapon will feature recently released tracks including “Oh My Gawd” with Mr Eazi featuring Nicki Minaj and K4mo, “Lay Your Head On Me” featuring Marcus Mumford—which recently reached #1 on AAA and Dance radio charts in the US and went top 10 at Alternative radio—Latin Grammy-nominated “Rave de Favela” with Anitta, MC Lan and BEAM, “Que Calor” featuring J Balvin and El Alfa—which was performed by Balvin at the 2020 Super Bowl alongside Jennifer Lopez and topped charts worldwide—”Trigger” with Khalid, and “Can’t Take It From Me” featuring Skip Marley. The official tracklisting featuring additional collaborations is forthcoming.

Major Lazer’s fourth studio album will be released on October 23 | NOW

Austin band Summer Salt video for “Palm Tree on Avenue G”

Summer Salt has garnered over 100+ million streams on Spotify, as well as selling out shows across the nation. The band has received acclaim from the likes of Earmilk, One’s to Watch, American Songwriter and Hollywood Life among others.

Hail The Sun announce Reimagined single series, share “Words Of Gratitude”

Today, Equal Vision Records progressive post-hardcore outfit, Hail The Sun, shared “Words Of Gratitude”, the second single in the band’s Reimagined series. Originally appearing on their 2016 album Culture Scars, the band has taken the highly personal song and shifted it into a synth and bass-driven number while still keeping in touch with the original’s lush melodies. The track follows the release of reimagined fan-favorite “Relax/Divide,” which originally appeared on the band’s 2014 album, Wake. Working with producer Allen Casillas (VIS) on Reimagined, the project first came to fruition through Hail The Sun’s Patreon.

Out today: Bottler share stunning animated Sci-Fi video for new single “Phases” | EP ‘Grow’ due out Oct 16

Today, Brooklyn-based electronic duo, Bottler, share a stunning, animated Sci-Fi music video along with their newest single, “Phases.” Written by Bottler and animated by Daikon (Dylan Goodsell), “Phases” is, in fact, the first ever song the pair ever wrote together and dates back to 2014. The video, too, has a throwback vibe and brings the joy of 1990’s anime into a theme that is ever-present and of peak importance: mental health. The single will be on the Grow EP due out October 16 via French electronic label InFiné. Recorded at AV8TED, an art-house studio in New York City.

Gillian Heidi Reveals “Desperate” Music Video

It’s been a monumental year for singer-songwriter Gillian Heidi and she’s showing no signs of slowing down. Today, the pop newcomer is sharing the official music video for “desperate,” one of the singles from her upcoming debut album, 3AM.

CORTR & MICA Drop Blistering New Noise Single “Hurtful Things”

Since arriving on the scene with an explosive rework of San Holo’s “I Still See Your Face” in 2017, CORTR has quickly proven himself to be one of today’s most exciting emerging bass music artists. His music combines his childhood love for alternative rock and nu metal with his passion for electronic music and hip hop, resulting in highly-charged soundscapes soaked in emotion. On “Hurtful Things,” CORTR is joined by rising producer MICA, who has released his own official remixes for the likes of Galantis and Ian Munro. Through combining MICA’s vibey sound design with CORTR’s heavy influence, the two producers prominently display the best of New Zealand’s underground.

Public Memory releases new single “Midsummer Shadow”

Since 2016, Public Memory has been crafting lo-fi electronica from the darker corners of the psychic landscape. Gritty atmospherics, damaged synthesizers, and unearthly vocals blend with a mixture of electronic and organic percussion, creating a sense of forceful unease. This, when combined with the shadowy production and emotive singing of Robert Toher, creates a singular contrast between power and vulnerability.


dick clark productions and NBC today announced the first round of performers for the “2020 Billboard Music Awards,” including superstars Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs and Post Malone. Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the “2020 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs) will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Nine-time BBMA winner Alicia Keys will make her long-awaited return to the award show’s stage, where she last wowed audiences during her incredible performance with music legend Stevie Wonder. The BBMA’s will have a handful of exciting inaugural performances this year, with two-time BBMA winner and 2020 nominee for Top Latin Artist, Bad Bunny, making his highly anticipated performance debut, along with 2019 Top Country Artist winner and four-time 2020 BBMA nominee, Luke Combs, and 2018 Top Rap Song winner and this year’s most-nominated artist, Post Malone.


Multi-talented band Why Don’t We have officially returned with their new self-penned/produced single “Fallin'” – available now via Atlantic Records alongside a high octane Isaac Rentz-directed music video which saw a broadcast premiere today via MTV. Opening with an iconic drumline, the track steamrolls out of the gate towards a magnetic and massive refrain punctuated by fiery falsetto and a chant, “Maybe, we’ll just keep fallin’.”

Infinite Eve Releases New Instrumental Single Titled “2020”

Infinite Eve released the new instrumental single appropriately titled “2020” today! The single features the blazing guitar-work of Andy Wood (Rascal Flatts, Scott Stapp, Sebastian Bach). The new song, “2020”, is written and performed by Infinite Eve’s guitarist, Paul Warren. While the year 2020 has turned the music industry upside-down, Paul decided to take this time off from performing to put out an intense instrumental filled with beautiful and crushing guitar tones. While he was at it, he invited his longtime friend and guitar virtuoso Andy Wood to record a suitable ripping solo! “2020” is the energetic, metal single that is certified and approved to be played on repeat at loud volumes!

Rwanda’s The Good Ones Share New Single “Soccer (Summer 1988)” via NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, Watch Now

“Soccer (Summer 1988)” is a classic end-of-summer song— a tale of nostalgia for Rwanda’s favorite soccer team, Rayon Sports F.C., in the more innocent days before the 1994 genocide which claimed some of the team’s players and countless fans. It is a first-take without overdubs, recorded in bandleader Adrien Kazigira’s barn. At this particular meeting, Adrien and co-lead singer Janvier Havugimana played each song together for the first time. Yet, with only a minute or two discussion beforehand, they fell in so seamlessly that these virgin ventures were indistinguishable in ease from the stalwart songs they’d played for decades. Such it is with two gifted men that have harmonizing together since childhood.

Dais Records signs Pierce with Arrow (Troy Pierce w/ Natalia Escobar of Poison Arrow) – shares single “For Electra”

New electronic outfit Pierce with Arrow debuts today on Dais Records with the release of their new single “For Electra”. Notably, this project marks techno stalwart Troy Pierce’s first release in over five years, and follows the success of Poison Arrow’s well received 2018 EP.

With an album in the works for release “sometime in 2021” the duo unveil this single as both an auditory teaser of what’s to come, and as a special collaboration with legendary Folie à Plusieurs’ perfumer Mark Buxton.


With his deep, barking drawl and a natural affinity for melody, Fredo Bang (Fredrick Givens) is the next rhymer to rise out the Bayou. The highs and lows of his life encompass turning down a scholarship at Texas Southern U. in order to study closer to home, and a stiff jail sentence for aggravated battery that was commuted in 2018. At age 23, the Baton Rouge native’s rhymes have now won the South. He has collabo­ra­ted with everyone from YNW Melly to Moneybagg Yo to Kevin Gates.

Jeneral Mass Wins Against All Odds With New Video “1 Sided” Feat L Bash ‘Em

Jeneral Mass was born in Boston and raised in Stoughton MA. Growing up in a town that was slow pace, he was able to study Hip Hop culture with a scientist’s eye. Being that he was intrigued by gang culture and gangster rap, groups like Tupac Shakur, UGK, Jay-Z, Mobb Deep, and many more influenced him as an artist and shaped his musical style. He eventually sought out his own label Tons Of Paper and became the epitome of hard work and dedication. He currently stands in the position of protecting your energy and living life with a strong mind, body, and soul. Jeneral is a go-getter and will stop at nothing when it comes to achieving his goals.

The Hunna return with visual for invigorating anthem “Young & Faded” 

Today (Sept 30), The Hunna release the visual for “Young & Faded” – watch HERE – off of their highly anticipated forthcoming album I’d Rather Die Than Let You In, out October 2nd. The music video will premiere with a YouTube red carpet allowing fans the chance to get up close and personal with the trio. Get ready for an intimate and interactive experience that will allow fans to chat in real time with The Hunna as they visit their hometown bar to celebrate the release.

The Blossom Shares Genre-Bending “Still With U”

“STILL WITH U” follows The Blossom’s previous single, “Angel Fangs,” a track centered on acoustic guitar, lonely, autotuned vocals, and painstakingly vulnerable lyrics. The Blossom’s stark, relatable songwriting was on full display and the track drew praise from the like of Office Magazine, Lyrical Lemonade, FashionablyEarly, NME Australia, Dublab, FBi Radio, and more.

Riley Moore Returns With New Single “Mansion” feat. Molly Parden

Compared to the likes of Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, Riley Moore is a songwriter’s songwriter. Today, he returns from a two-year recording hiatus with “Mansion”, premiering exclusively via Variance Magazine, who called it “Mesmerizing… the perfect way to warm up on a cold morning or escape a deluge of terrible headlines.” Produced by Cheyenne Meaders (The Secret Sisters, Sam Outlaw, Sarah Darling), the track features fellow Nashville artist Molly Parden and was inspired by a girl Moore met on tour. “I have a good memory. I remember lots of faces and conversations and details, but there are certain moments that I remember so well I feel I have dipped my face into magical pools of mental teleportation and am living and breathing the moment all over again. The night I met the girl I wrote ‘Mansion’ about is like that,” Moore recalls. “From the moment that I met her I became more and more enthralled, drifting further and further down the avenue of enchantment—a street with no turns and no outlet.”

Teen Creeps Share New Track “Seeing Shapes”

One thing’s for sure; Teen Creeps love the ’90s. The Belgian 3 piece’s sound is a high five to the fuzzy guitars, melancholic vocals and fast-paced drums of era-defining bands like Dinosaur Jr., Superchunk and Sonic Youth.

New single from Steve Spiro (Talk Talk, Pet Shop Boys) out now

Frequent Traveller is today sharing ‘The Devil’s Trying To Break Us Down’, the latest single from the forthcoming ‘Real Life’ album which is due out November 6th and transports the listener around the world in 360-degree binaural sound (similar to the increasingly popular 8D audio, only more responsive to depth and height positioning). Utilising technology which enabled him to record sounds just as the human ear would have heard them at the time, electronic producer Steve Spiro (Pet Shop Boys, Talk Talk) spent the last couple of years travelling around the world capturing surround-sound field recordings of his encounters and began incorporating them into music. Indebted to laid-back West Coast hip-hop, ‘The Devil’s Trying To Break Us Down’, out today, is set in Los Angeles and offers a glimpse into the bizarre and tumultuous socio-political division that’s rife in America

Nathaniel Bellows (Sarah Kirkland Snider Collaborator) Drops “In The Wool”

“”In the Wool” explores–and plays with–the adage, “dyed in the wool,” which refers to a steadfastness in character, quality, or belief. I was interested in questioning this idea as it relates to the possibility of personal change–especially when change is imposed upon us, or arises as a measure of survival. I am interested in the question: Is the person we have always been the person that we are destined–or doomed–to always be?” – Nathaniel Bellows

Jack Name Debuts New Single/Video “Sacred Place” via The FADER

In a time rife with alienation, Magic Touch offers the comfort of contact. While the album is every bit as intricate as his previous releases, 2014’s Light Show and 2015’s Weird Moons, here Name has done away with the dense production of his earlier work to make a record that feels stark, personal, and effortlessly natural. With ​Magic Touch,​ Name—a fixture in the Los Angeles underground who’s also produced recordings for Cass McCombs, collaborated with Ariel Pink, and been covered by U.S. Girls and White Fence—brings his lyrical and conceptual focus away from the dream worlds of his first two albums and back to Earth. It’s a simpler place, or so it seems, where humans are falling in and out of love, struggling with loneliness, reaching for connections to each other, and, for better or worse, affecting each other. The almost subliminal story arc of ​Magic Touch​ reminds us that ​touch itself is magic.​


Lukas explains, “I grew up in a neighborhood where, if you had something you shared it. The place is called Christiania. It’s an old army base that got squatted in 1971. The community operates from the concept that nobody owns their house and that you can do what you want, as long as you don’t inhibit others from doing what they want. For all the upsides to living in Christiania, there was also trouble with the police, or issues with gangs in the city. I’ve tried to embody all of that in this song, and when I listen to it I’m reminded of some of the ways our community has really come together, like all the great parties we’ve thrown, or the huge protests where we’ve marched against the government threatening to evict us from Christiania. In these troubling times, I guess it is more important than ever to share what we have, especially your love.”

Westside Gunn – Who Made The Sunshine Documentary

Westside Gunn’s major-label debut Who Made The Sunshine is set to arrive this Friday, 10/2, and ahead of it, he’s dropped a short documentary to give further context to the project. Set to the backdrop of Alabama, where he lived for three years while he was on the run before getting locked up, his mother, Connie, provides insight into his past, he presents her with a new car and more.


Speaking on the release, they state:

This song is our Apocalypse Anthem of sorts. A glimmer of hope in the midst of an unusual LA summer, in the midst of an unusual year. A reminder that even though the city is burning, smiles are covered up, and some things feel so far away, that we still have time… Time to make the most of life. To change what is so clearly broken or leave it all behind. To feel whole in the spaces we so easily filled with outside forces. To know that we will get it wrong before we get it right.


Naïka joins Young T & Bugsey for remix of global viral hit “Don’t Rush”

World-pop singer-songwriter Naïka is causing a sensation with her featured role on Young T & Bugsey’s new “Don’t Rush Feat. Naïka (Remix).” The just-released remix of the British hip-hop duo’s worldwide viral smash premiered earlier this week via an official lyric video streaming now at YouTube HERE.

sultry, effervescent dream-pop → Samana ‘The Glory Of Love’

Call it experimental, call it art rock, call it alt-folk or folk rock; however you personally classify Samana’s music, it is an unequivocally compelling reflection of humanity.

Following the release of earlier singles ‘Harvest’ and August’s ‘Passing Me By’, which saw support from BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing and Radio X, Wales-based duo Samana return with their latest single ‘The Glory Of Love’. It is taken from their forthcoming ‘The Spirit Moving’ EP (set for release on October 22nd).

BLEAKHEART: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Dream Griever” From Denver Doomgaze Unit

BrooklynVegan is currently streaming “Dream Griever” from Denver doomgaze unit, BLEAKHEART. The moving hymn comes by way of the band’s debut full-length of the same name, set for release October 23rd.

A haunting eclipse of sorrow and desire, BLEAKHEART weaves their longing psychedelia into a crushing mass of melancholic wonder. Writes Brooklyn Vegan, “BLEAKHEART have created a dark, hypnotic, glacial-paced blend of doom, post-rock, shoegaze, goth, folk, psychedelia, and more, and Kelly Schilling’s soaring voice keeps you hooked at every turn.”

New music: Indie-psych duo Hi Frisco return with bouncing new single ‘Quiet Lights’ out today

Much like their output to date, ‘Quiet Lights’ showcases more of that fresh and exciting direction they have been pushing throughout 2020. Blending bright and glittering production with a warped and adventurous sensibility, this new delight brings together a rich and diverse array of influences to create a masterful and spellbinding return, wetting our appetites further for that highly-anticipated full-length release.

MAX APOLLO: New single ‘Stop The Show’ out now

Zürich based solo artist MAX APOLLO just released his new single ‘Stop The Show’; a huge piano-driven pop rock tune, reminiscent of a modern version of Queen or The Rolling Stones.

Two years have passed since MAX APOLLO unleashed his debut album “In Absolute Silence” with a bang. It didn’t take long for MAX APOLLO to gain the attention of the media – songs like “Fever” and “A Million Drums” enjoyed a lot of airplay on Swiss radio stations and even made it into various commercials as well as the German Bundesliga as opening track for Borussia Mönchengladbach. The 23 year old artist – accompanied by his four-piece band – also knows how to convince his audience with his energy driven live shows and thus managed to sell out numerous gigs and scored support slots for Pete Doherty (X-TRA) or Hecht (tour support).

Max Apollo Rises To the Occasion With New Single “Pressure”

Psymon Spine share new single & video “Modmed”

If the story of Psymon Spine in 2020 began with “Milk” featuring Barrie Lindsay (Noah and Sabine’s former bandmate), it only makes sense to follow that with “Modmed,” a song inspired by Noah and Sabine’s decision to split with Barrie and focus their energy on Psymon Spine. The lyrics to Modmed channel the complex mix of frustration, doubt, and relief that surrounded their final days in Barrie.

Featuring production and writing contributions from their friend Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, “Modmed” is heavily disco-inspired, fusing those sounds with a left-field pop sensibility. “Psymon Spine invited me into the studio one winter’s day and we had a fun and funky time ripping Juno basslines and dialing in lush tones,” says VanWyngarden. “I like that their dj and record digging knowledge comes through distinctly on this track.” With squishy synth lines nodding to ABBA, drums that call to mind Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love,” and a bass line inspired by Larry Levan, the bands’ love for classic disco and house is on full display.

THE SLOW READERS CLUB – New track: ‘Two Minutes Hate’

“Lyrically it’s a song about the outpouring of hatred and vitriol on social media and me asking myself if I should engage with it. It is an acknowledgement that there is something in the human condition that craves an outlet to unleash our rage and social media provides that. ‘Two Minutes Hate’ (a reference to the daily ritual in George Orwell’s 1984 where party members gather to scream at images of enemies of the state).”

Gunilla Dahlman & AMRIS with the single “Älskling, Let’s Dance”

Gunilla Dahlman & AMRIS consists of Gunilla and Sven-Åke “Amris” Andersson and is a duo from Köping, Västmanland in Sweden. They formed in 1972 and has been on the top charts in Sweden over the decades and performed for a lot of years, from Ystad to Karesuando in the North. The new release is in Swedish but with a rhythm that would work worldwide.

KSHMR Reunites With KARRA For New Dreamz Single ‘Anywhere You Wanna Go’

Globally adored DJ and producer KSHMR has released new single ‘Anywhere You Wanna Go’, the second release from his new Dreamz project, out 25th September.

Announcing itself with KARRA’s instantly recognizable vocals, ‘Anywhere You Wanna Go’ again sees Dreamz experiment with more pop-oriented elements, melding warm guitar strings with feelgood breakdowns and modern dance production. It follows ‘Casual’, the first release of the Dreamz project, a single that sought to whisk listeners away into a dreamlike world.

PLANTS AND ANIMALS – Reveal “Love That Boy”

Today, PLANTS AND ANIMALS release 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 23rd October via Secret City Records.

Official Companion Soundtrack To Upcoming Documentary “Billie” About The Legendary Billie Holiday To Be Released November 13 Via Verve/UMe

Verve/UMe will release the official companion soundtrack for the anticipated documentary, Billie, about legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday on November 13. Billie: The Original Soundtrack, which will be available on CD, LP and digitally for streaming and download, collects some of Holiday’s most popular songs featured throughout the transfixing film including “God Bless The Child,” “I Only Have Eyes For You,” “I Loves You, Porgy” and “Strange Fruit,” along with instrumental cues. Pre-order is available now and “I Only Have Eyes For You” is available to stream or as an instant download with digital pre-order.

AMIENSUS: Treble Streams Abreaction Full-Length From Progressive Black Metal Collective

Treble is currently streaming Abreaction, the impending new full-length from Minnesota-based progressive black metal collective AMIENSUS, in its compelling entirety. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s official release Friday, October 2nd via Transcending Records.

Stream the epic new progressive black metal album from Amiensus, Abreaction

SCALP: Creator-Destructor Records To Release Domestic Extremity Debut LP By Southern California Death Metal/Hardcore Band

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based instrumental doom metal trio SEISMIC has completed work on their eponymous debut EP, confirming it for a mid-Fall release, this week issuing a brief teaser, the cover artwork, and more.

SEISMIC arrives with monolithic force on their maiden recording, channeling the ominous and existential horrors of our time and forging them into a lumbering, dynamic landscape of slow-motion sludge/doom metal without vocals or lyrics guiding the way. Immersive, heady, and thunderous, the three tracks on Seismic consume nearly twenty-six minutes, calling to mind the works of Ufomammut, Sleep, Bongripper, and Electric Wizard.

New Music Video:: Grunge rocker Nate Smith unveils the powerful “Nadine”

Los Angeles rocker Nate Smith. “Nadine” is a fiery song from his new album ‘By the Door’ which is a loose concept album about unrequited love. It’s tender and somber yet Smith infuses his sound with an epic ferocity that electrifies the listener.

ROMASA: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Formulaic Decay” From New Orleans Nihilistic Sludge/Crust/Death Trio Featuring Members Of Torture Garden And Witch Burial

Cvlt Nation is pleased to unveil “Formulaic Decay” from Louisiana sludge/crust/death trio, ROMASA. The demoralizing track comes by way of the band’s Insufferable Cave of Rotting Aspiration EP, set for release next month via Hand Of Death Records.

Spewing forth three tracks of sonic nihilism, Insufferable Cave Of Rotting Aspiration was produced by James Whitten (Thou, The Body, Ossacrux) at High Tower Recording, mastered by Jack Control (Hot Graves, The Wraith, Cavity) at Enormous Door, and comes swathed in the cover renderings of Coffincrux.

Let our oppressors feel the pain of ROMASA “Formulaic Decay”


Westside Gunn has announced album details for his incredibly anticipated Shady Records debut LP Who Made The Sunshine out this Friday, October 2nd. The album will feature the entire Griselda crew in Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher, Armani Caesar and Boldy James along with Slick Rick, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Smoke DZA, A.A Rashid, Stove God Cooks, Flee Lord, Estee Nack, ElCaminio, and Keisha Plum. Production credits on the album include Griselda stalwarts Daringer and Beat Butcher along with Alchemist, Just Blaze, and Conductor Williams. You can find the entire tracklisting below. The album, originally scheduled for a late August release was moved out of respect for the death of DJ Shay – the man who paved the way for Griselda Records and their sound.

Westside Gunn Details Major Label Debut Out This Friday 10/2

Acclaimed Non-Binary Indie/Dance Artist Torii Wolf Examines Emotional Quantum Entanglement With ‘Arrow Of Time’ via American Songwriter

“Quantum Entanglement occurs when two particles become inextricably linked, and whatever happens to one immediately affects the other, regardless of how far apart they are. Once we become connected, we will be unable to break away from one another no matter how near or far,” Wolf says of the song, a collaboration with Electronoir.

“Sometimes that connection can feel so strong, and it feels unclear to the human mind and emotional body as to why they are physically apart from the other, yet still feel one another so deeply,” they continue. “This can lead to negative self talk with inner dialogue to comfort themselves in knowing it all happens for a reason. Some reason.”

Torii Wolf Examines Emotional Quantum Entanglement With ‘Arrow Of Time’

“i dreamed u” from Gibberish

Gibberish is the experimental-psych duo of Derek and Lorie Bromley. Formed in their spare bedroom in Arkansas before moving to Los Angeles, they started out with looping live drums through effects, with Lorie playing bass and keys and Derek rounding things out with a melody and guitar after looping some sort of distorted beat. Gibberish enjoy surrounding their songs in textured, spacey blankets, while touting a core of rhythmic, lo-fi percussive sounds anchoring the wafty synths and sparkling guitars.

Faithless Town unveil new song and video, “What I’m Dreaming Of’, calling for love and unity

The song was written by Faithless Town frontman, Gene Owens. Inspired by classic songs of unity and peace such as John Lennon’s “Imagine”, Owens sought to write a modern day unity song. Owens’ says, “We are living in unprecedented times. Not only are we battling Covid-19 but we are also in the throes of a massive political division that is keeping us from working together or even seeing each other as a fellow human being worthy of love and respect. This song is about realizing that we have more in common than we think and underneath it all there is a bond of love and humanity that unites us.”