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Swiss alternative indie/folk/pop songwriter Claudio Bagnato released and streamed debut album ‘Nowhere’ // Out now on CD, LP & Digital on every platforms

As announced a few weeks ago : after sharing some various audio and video excerpts from the effort with the singles “The Shower”, “Rainbow” or “Brighter Day”, former member of the Swiss rock/metal bands Poison Heidi and Silver Dust, Claudio Bagnato (indie/pop/folk) just officially released its debut solo full-length album called ‘Nowhere’ on CD, LP & Digital through all legal platforms.

Alexis Lynn – “ghosts”

I remember standing at the back of the room, feeling so insignificant and small. I felt like I wasn’t interesting, smart, pretty, or experienced enough. Even though on the outside you couldn’t tell, the social anxiety felt like it was just swallowing me.

Disney Music Group Launches All-New Destination For Your Disney Favorites On Apple Music

Disney Music Group (DMG) has landed on Apple Music with a brand-new dedicated destination. Beginning today, Apple Music subscribers can discover the magic of Disney’s timeless legacy with a unique collection of 30+ playlists, classic soundtracks, radio stations, and more. This new destination gives Apple Music’s users an opportunity to engage with content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and beyond in a brand new way. The Disney destination on Apple will be updated regularly. At launch, Disney Halloween will be featured for spooky season.

Saul Share New Song “Looking to Fight”

Iowa-based rock quartet SAUL — brothers Blake Bedsaul [lead vocals] and Zach Bedsaul [lead guitar, backup vocals], William McIlravy [bass, backup vocals], and Myles Clayborne [drums] — have shared another new song from Rise As Equals, their debut full-length out October 23 via Spinefarm Records.

OCEANA: Italian prog metallers, featuring Novembre’s Massimiliano Pagliuso, sign to Time To Kill Records

Italian progressive metallers OCEANA, featuring Novembre’s guitarist Massimiliano Pagliuso, have today announced that they have signed to Italian label Time To Kill Records for the release of their first album, “The Pattern”.

Rapper Niko Brim’s new LeBron James tribute visual is the perfect rim anthem for the basketball titan’s victory lap.

Hip hop artist and basketball fan, Niko Brim, dropped a visual tribute to LeBron James, who just won his fourth N.B.A. championship, leading the Lakers to their 17th, laced to his new track, “Bonita,” a soon-to-be-released single off his next V-Records EP, “B4UGO”. This teaser project is the prequel to his forthcoming full album, “King Has No Crown.”

Brim’s bravado on the bridge of the song, “Bonita,” where he rhymes “Looking for the king?, well here I am”, is the perfect rim anthem to celebrate the MVP.

TOURISTS – ‘Another State’ – the debut album, out 20th November via Modern Sky UK

Torquay five-piece TOURISTS combine elements of shoegaze and synth-pop with deeper-rooted post-punk influences, crafting their own identifiable brand of dark, melodic dream-pop.

Their long-awaited Daniel Schlett (The War on Drugs, DIIV) produced debut album, ‘Another State’ – out 20th November via Modern Sky UK, is an album exploring the shadowy recesses of the human mind and existence, across eleven darkly compelling and utterly immersive dream-pop songs, drawing on shoegaze, Krautrock, post-post and synth-pop influences.

35+ Million Streaming Band 308 Ghost Train Releases Video For “Instant Classic” Love Song

“Love You More’ has all the makings of a rock ballad classic that iconic songs such as ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ by the great Aerosmith or ‘Wild Horses’ by the Rolling Stones possesses” – The Indie Source

“An instant-classic love song” – MusicExistence

Jaco Releases LP + Shares “In the Sea” Video

Power pop indie rock may seem like a lost cause and art form in today’s pandemic-infused, doom-and-gloom apocalyptic hellscape, with a sheen a little too bright to counter the unrelenting woes and insanity of the day, but in so many ways it’s exactly what’s needed to help balance out the dragging drudgery of a rudderless world gone mad, with Jake Waitzman being just the man to place his hand on the scale for a better musical tomorrow. Or maybe he’s just lysergically laughing on the way down with us at the spectacle of it all as the nation burns at every turn. But then again, maybe that’s what we should all be doing for our collective sanity.

Auðn Releases New Song, “Verður von að bráð”

AUÐN comments on the track: “We present to you the third single from our upcoming album, ‘Vökudraumsins fangi.’ In these premieres, we wanted to showcase as many different elements as possible. This song in some ways treads uncharted territory for us as we welcome the more catchy, driven aspects of heavy music into our world of melancholy and grief ridden soundscapes. ‘Verður von að bráð’ is an unforgiving journey into the vast frozen wastes of the unknown and the euphoric feeling when the cold takes a hold of you when you’ve reached the point of no return, when you forsake all logic and give into the welcoming embrace of death.”

Check Out: SMALL TOWN TITANS are “Rufflin’ Feathers” of Social Media with Ferocious New Single and Music Video; New Album, ‘The Ride,’ Out 11/13/2020 on AntiFragile Music!

York, PA Heavy Rock Band SMALL TOWN TITANS are taking on the absurdity of the world’s modern social media obsession with their new single and music video, “Rufflin’ Feathers.” The fresh new single features the trio’s trademark sound with a blistering melody, driving rhythm and front-man Phillip Nathaniel Freeman’s extraordinary vocal domination.

Directed by Josh Nesmith and Ben Guiles (guitarist), “Rufflin’ Feathers” is the 5th single off of the band’s upcoming LP, The Ride, due out November 13, 2020 via AntiFragile Music.

Ahya Simone unveils “Frostbite” video

Detroit-based harpist and singer Ahya Simone premieres her video for “Frostbite” today, directed by Hong Kong director and photographer Jayne Lies.

Simone’s debut single, “Frostbite” is produced in collaboration with Pique Records co-founder Mountain.

Of the song, Ahya explains, “‘Frostbite’ is a conversation about the feeling of being isolated while longing for connection and belonging. I wrote this song 3 years ago, during a time I was grieving a relationship and the loss of my two aunts. At the same time, I moved into my own place so I had a lot of solitude.”

EQUATE feature with emerging British talent Lewis Knaggs

He recently released his latest single “I’ll Survive” from his upcoming debut EP, with the official video showcasing an exploration of the whirlwind emotions associated with loss as well as a reflection of Lewis’ expert eye for filmmaking.

BPMD Shares Eddie Van Halen Tribute Video Featuring American Made “D.O.A.” Cover

BPMD – featuring Bobby Blitz (Overkill) on vocals, drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo), bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) – released their debut full-length album of ’70s rock covers, American Made, this past June via Napalm Records. It’s no surprise that the members of BPMD consider the late Eddie Van Halen one of their biggest musical influences, therefore, the the inclusion of an impassioned cover of Van Halen’s “D.O.A.” on the album was a given. With the recent news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing, the band has come together to honor the guitar icon with a heartwarming video of their favorite EVH images, featuring their tribute cover. The video can be viewed via the links below.

Alternative Metal Band, ALBORN, Releases New Single “Full Circle”

Alternative metal band, ALBORN, released a brand new single titled “Full Circle.” The song was mixed by Elvis Baskette and produced by Jose Urqiuza (3 Years Hollow) and Morgan Rose (Sevendust).

The band recently signed a distribution deal with Imagen Records (ADA, Warner Music). and released their debut EP Impairative on August 28, 2020.

Comic Book Rock Band THE STEREOTYTANS Battle Their Latest Villain – Racism – on New Single, “Breathe4You”

Normally known for being more of a light-hearted, hard rock band with hints of soul, funk and metal, the band, the predominantly black band felt compelled to speak out against racism and oppression due to the tragic events this summer.

“Like many people in America, we were and still are outraged and deeply affected by the George Floyd murder,” says frontman Damon, aka St. Prometheus. “We also felt the weight of an ongoing level of oppression and unnecessary violence by the hands of some racist members of law enforcement. Everything that recently occurred got us thinking and searching for answers and solutions.”


THE ALBUM by BLACKPINK has debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, marking the biggest chart debut by an all-female group in over 12 years. With a first-week tally of 110,000 equivalent album units sold, THE ALBUM has also shattered the record for highest first-week sales for a debut album from a K-pop group in all of music history. Released via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records, THE ALBUM by BLACKPINK is also #1 this week on the Album Chart with 81,000 album units sold.

RICCI Delivers Explosive “Time (Real Racing 3 Remix)”

EA Games taps Dim Mak to curate a bespoke remix package of the original score to Real Racing 3 in celebration of Formula 1’s 70th Anniversary. For the 2020 season, Dim Mak artists have been commissioned to remix three songs by Australian producer Ryan Kurt, who created the Real Racing 3 soundtrack last year. Brazilian producer RICCI contributes a flavorful rework of “Time,” firing off snappy, bass house rhythms suited for supersonic gameplay. The remix drops in-game with Real Racing 3’s latest update and is additionally available on all DSPs.


Raven Artson – Whatever – Glitchy, distorted, laced with high-pitched synth, sung by a man with a face full of glam-ish makeup

Having captured the attention of i-D, The Quietus and EARMILK, Los Angeles based creative crooner Raven Artson combines his internal monologue with enigmatic pop culture and underground art.

Returning with new single ‘Whatever’, Raven delivers a powerful testimony; to empower your authentic self. Intertwined with a synth-fuelled melody and a hint of autotune, a detail which compliments his ethereal vocals; the new woozy bop sees Raven step out of the shadows to present his most confrontational outpour of emotions yet.


Acclaimed singer/songwriter Joey McIntyre announces solo song, “Own This Town,” to be released October 23rd via distribution partner Stem. Co-written by the multiplatinum artist and fellow songwriters Lindy Robbins ( Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Dua Lipa) and Emanuel Kiriakou who also produced the track (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez), the infectious, upbeat anthem serves as a reprieve from the heavy news cycle.

Joey McIntyre announces ‘Own This Town’

Electronic/Alternative Artist CARVR Unleashes Debut Single & Visualizer, “Erase Me”

Cristian Carver (BELLA MORTE, PANIC LIFT, MAN1K1N) officially unleashes his debut single and accompanying visualizer for the song, “Erase Me.” The single and visualizer premiered on ReGen Magazine HERE:

“Erase Me” features the ethereal and jolting vocals of Goo Munday from Sydney, Australia (Negative Gain Productions.) and was released on all streaming platforms independently on October 10th, 2020.

Pearl Charles shares new single from “Magic Mirror,” out 1/15 on Kanine

Charles has been playing music since she was five years old. At 18, she formed country duo The Driftwood Singers with Christian Lee Hutson, singing and playing guitar and autoharp. At 22, she joined garage rock band The Blank Tapes as a drummer. After a few fun-filled years immersed in the rock and roll lifestyle, she decided it was time to pursue her own songwriting, and began developing the songs that formed 2015’s eponymous debut EP and additional debut LP that came out in 2017 on Kanine Records. Subsequently crafting an exhilarating live show, in which she has headlined national and international dates as well as shared the stage with contemporaries Best Coast, Sunflower Bean, Mac Demarco, Conor Oberst, etc, as well as festival plays like ACL, Huichica and Desert Daze.

WEDGE: first single “Computer”

Berlin-based hard rock trio WEDGE announce the release of their third studio album “Like No Tomorrow”, set for January 15th, 2021 on Heavy Psych Sounds. The band unleashes its fire-driven first single “Computer”, and make album preorder available to all now!

About “Computer”: “The tune is a straight forward organ-driven boogie rocker with a slightly progressive edge due to ever-changing grooves and time signatures (hear if you can spot the 11/8 beat!). Lyrically, it’s a cynical ode to our ubiquitous master, the computer. While on one hand our digital buddies are a portal to the world of knowledge and sweet distraction, they’re also the source of misinformation and, well, sweet distraction. “Computer” is our personal invitation for everybody to log out for once, even if it’s only for just one day or the length of a full album. »

Wedge Premiere “Computer”; Like No Tomorrow out Jan. 15

Ground-breaking U.S. electro pop artist Layke releases politically charged single ‘Going Out On A High’

Layke is a ground-breaking artist that delights in pushing boundaries both musically and in her socio-political beliefs. She believes in freedom of expression and ‘going beyond’ societal norms. This star on the rise, complete with signature lavender hair, sees it as her life’s work to help others find their voice and live unapologetically. This could not be more relevant than in these tumultuous times where people are polarised, and human rights are under threat. On 9th October she released the third and most politically charged single ‘Going Out On A High’ from her forthcoming EP ‘Frequency’.


Today sees the release of Fred again..’s new single “Jessie (I Miss You).”The prolific London-based musical polymath originally previewed the track as the opening song on his much-hyped mix of entirely original music for High Snobiety’s High Snobiety Soundsystem.

CLAVVS Share “Dance in Place” Video Via Under The Radar, New Music Out Soon

Today, CLAVVS share their new song “Dance In Place” via Under the Radar. Infectious and radically joyous, the video features the electro-pop duo dancing across their neighborhood in Brooklyn, ultimately meeting up together to dance it out. “Dance In Place” is an exercise in unbridled happiness and self-acceptance, an upbeat anthem in the face of an often joyless culture.