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The Inevitables release new song “The Weight Of The Worry”

For those unfamiliar with this ska/punk supergroup project, they are featuring current and former members of a bunch of incredible bands including Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake), Obi Fernandez (Westbound Train), Matt Appleton (Reel Big Fish), Billy Kottage (the Interrupters), John DeDomenici (Jeff Rosenstock, Bomb The Music Industry!), Alex Stern and Jon Degen (Big D And The Kids Table) and Sean-Paul Pillsworth (Nightmares For A Week).

Brooklyn art-punks Gustaf sign to Royal Mountain Records and share debut single “Mine”

Today, Gustaf are announcing their signing to Royal Mountain Records, alongside their debut single and video “Mine”. The first recorded material from a band who have played sold out shows around the United States based solely on word of mouth, “Mine” offers an engagingly weird and frantically off-kilter look into the all-encompassing world of the Brooklyn-based art-punk quintet.

French post-rock flyingdeadman four-piece premiered new song “A Haven And A Jail (4.00 AM)”

Almost 4 years after the official release of ’56 Seasons’, French instrumental post-rock four-piece flyingdeadman is about to give birth to a new digital EP called ‘The night’ and coming out on November 1st through the main streaming services.

In the meantime, the band just premiered a first audio & video excerpt from this upcoming EP with the song “A Haven And A Jail (4.00 AM) available right now on YouTube.

Major Lazer debuts “Oh My Gawd” video

Their first full-length since 2015, Music Is The Weapon will feature recently released tracks including “Lay Your Head On Me” featuring Marcus Mumford, Latin Grammy-nominated “Rave de Favela” with Anitta, MC Lan and BEAM, the chart-topping “Que Calor,” “Trigger” with Khalid and “Can’t Take It From Me” featuring Skip Marley in addition to “Oh My Gawd” and “Que Lo Que” featuring Paloma Mami, which is out next week. The album’s official tracklisting with additional collaborations is forthcoming.

Diablo Connects with Khea for Latin Trap Banger “Otra Vez”

Expertly tailoring his productions to fit each artist, there’s nothing that Diablo can’t do. Transporting his heavy-hitting drums into the world of Latin trap, Diablo teams up with Argentinian rapper Khea for “Otra Vez.” Blending bright and sunny keys with thumping 808s and distorted bass, “Otra Vez” finds the son of Ecuardorian immigrants delivering his first-ever Spanish language production. Aided by Khea’s booming voice and charismatic mic presence, “Otra Vez” begs to be blasted out of car speakers in South Beach and beyond. The new single is the latest preview of Diablo’s debut EP Do Not Disturb, coming later in 2020.


Bea Miller has released her new song ‘wisdom teeth’ today, her first new music of the year. On the lush new track, Miller meditates on the lost innocence of her childhood as she recalls a time when she was four years old, staring at herself in the mirror in her tutu during her dance recital. Over the bouncy synths, she sings, “I used to be so happy/No matter what happened to me/But when they pulled my teeth out /Lost the wisest part.”

Rainbow Kitten Surprise Release New Single “Our Song”

The artwork for the song was hand-painted by fan Maria Stoica, with creative direction from Larry Hester. The accompanying live video, animated by another fan Lana Sharkey, was captured over a week of shows in Athens, GA – a “three-day-show bender” amounting to what became a weeklong residency of sorts, with the same fans showing up all three nights.

London Alt-Pop/Electronic Artist SALT ASHES Releases “Cut You With A Kiss”

Hotly tipped London-based alt-pop/electronic artist SALT ASHES has released the highly-anticipated “Cut You With A Kiss”; the latest product of her mission to bring a refreshing and dark edge to the world of dance music. Listen to the single here.


Rising pop singer-songwriter Anna Clendening has released her Atlantic Records-debut EP, Evolve, available now alongside a poignant Joe DeSantis-directed music video for new single “Love Song” (co-penned alongside Sam Fisher). Beginning with Anna stranded in a desolate wasteland, the visual elegantly juxtaposes the literal isolation Anna experiences with the loneliness associated with the sour end of the relationship she croons about in the song. Further on, Anna finds her way out of the barren desert, paralleling her ability to find closure and become emotionally vulnerable again.

Toronto R&B breakout Emanuel shares “Black Woman”

​​​​​​​“‘Black Woman’ is about reconciliation and also celebration – celebrating how strong our women are and how they hold us up,” says Emanuel. “People might think this song was written as a response to the moment right now but it’s saying the exact same thing it was saying when it was written a year ago – ‘I see you, I recognize you, I appreciate you and I love you.’”


Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Sasha Sloan unveils new track “Hypochondriac” today. This is the 4th track to be released from her upcoming debut album, Only Child, which will be released on October 16th, 2020 via RCA Records –


Holy Roller Baby Reveals Epic Album “Frenzy,” Out Today

Louder than the sounds of rowdy groups and leaders in authority are the ever-so-honest thoughts of those who view life from the corner. Described as “rock that rolls with primitive swagger,” Holy Roller Baby’s new album release offers rock lovers the intensity of a rock album with the heart of a soul record. Seeking to illuminate the human experience without being preachy or judgemental, this record is not about taking sides. By rallying listeners to simply figure out complex things together, all are invited to the “Frenzy” today, October 9, 2020.

Reach Records Freshman Hulvey Releases New Single “OTHERSIDE”

Rapper Hulvey continues his fall release cadence with “HEAVEN UP ABOVE”, which comes as the second song from his recently announced “Keep Breathing” campaign launched to encourage music listeners to hold onto hope despite the turmoil brought on by Summer 2020. The song features production from Grammy Award Winning Producer Lasanna “Ace” Harris.

The song lyrics on “Heaven Up Above” capture Hulvey’s desire to invite listeners into an audio worship experience. “This song is a sweet relief,” Hulvey said. “I am asking for the presence of God for myself and for anyone feeling pain right now.”

RYDYR Releases Debut EP “These Things Always Change”

Produced by Zakk Cervini (Good Charlotte, Poppy), the collection offers listeners an intimate look into RYDYR’s musical and personal journey. The six songs on These Things Always Change feature bold and bright pop, offset with alternative adventurousness and timeless rock star ambition, rooted in live instrumentation and unfiltered lyrics. With its off-kilter bounce, “The Way You Move,” which follows the previously released singles “See You Around” and “Dream Alone,” is a track is about being enamored by just the simplistic movement of a lover, illuminating RYDYR’s ability to step outside genre lines.

RYDYR Embraces The Next Chapter Knowing “These Things Always Change,” Gives First Look at New Tunes

Kino Motel Share Debut Track “Waves” Via mxdwn, More Music Out Soon

KINO MOTEL share their debut single “Waves,” a sprawling, ominous, cinematic “grit pop” track. Mxdwn premiered the song, praising how “the rough edges in Kino Motel’s sound is balanced by catchy hooks and beautiful harmonizing between the two vocalists.”

mxdwn PREMIERE: Kino Motel Share Ominously Upbeat New Song “Waves”

LISTEN: Nathan Fake & Mano Le Tough Remix Damian Lazarus’ “Into The Sun (ft. Jem Cooke)”

Just weeks after releasing his new studio album Flourish, Damian Lazarus returns with two cinematic remixes of the lauded Jem Cooke collaboration ‘Into The Sun’. Damian carefully chose two of modern electronic music’s most celebrated producers to reimagine the original, welcoming unique takes from Mano Le Tough and Nathan Fake.

The Mylars New Song “Satellite Girls” Out Now + Watch The Official Lyric Video

New Jersey power pop rock band The Mylars released their new single “Satellite Girls” off of their upcoming EP, Pop’s Station due out in 2021 via Melody Records.

Stream Mat Zo’s long-awaited studio album ‘Illusion Of Depth’ – Out Now!

Today, one of dance music’s most enigmatic figures returns home to Anjunabeats.

GRAMMY-nominated producer Mat Zo is back with a brand new artist album ‘Illusion Of Depth.’ This is the London-born, L.A.-based producer’s third artist LP.

Prepare for another helter-skelter trip through a pick-n’-mix of styles. ‘Illusion Of Depth’ begins with the brash ‘In Media Res’. Next, it’s Zo’s ode to 90’s warehouse techno: ‘The Next Chapter’ featuring legendary jungle/D&B MC GQ. Then, all of a sudden, ‘Love Songs’ and some French, filter house.

Industrial/Metal Band SCREAM AT THE SKY Addresses Drug Addiction With New Video, “Save Yourself”

Houston-based industrial/metal act SCREAM AT THE SKY has unleashed their new video for the song, “Save Yourself.” The video made its exclusive premiere on Metal Devastation Radio HERE:

Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis return with “Superstar”

Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis has unveiled their spectacular new version of the Carpenters’ classic “Superstar.” Produced and recorded by the husband and wife duo of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore in their hometown of Denver, CO, the track is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.


Sandro Cavazza has taken this year’s frustration and turned it into the happiest and most playful collection of songs he’s ever created, resulting in his second EP due out November 13th.

From busking on the streets of Los Angeles to writing songs with the biggest names in the industry, including collaborations with Kygo and the late Avicii, pop singer-songwriter Sandro Cavazza is certainly a voice you’ve heard before and a name you won’t forget. Following the release of “Sad Child” and “Forever Yours (Avicii Tribute)” earlier this year, Sandro is excited to share his brand new single “Lean On Me.”

Adam Wright Releases I Win

Songwriter Adam Wright has gained a reputation for his rooted, literary style among some of Nashville’s most well-respected artists, producers, and writers. His songs have been recorded and performed by artists including Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, and John Legend, among others. Today, he’s releasing a new collection of songs he’s performing himself, I Win, which the Associated Press calls “a witty antidote to 2020.”

Jeremy Ivey shares new single “Hands Down In Your Pockets” | New album ‘Waiting Out The Storm’ out 16th Oct via ANTI-

When asked about the themes of “Hands Down In Your Pockets”, Ivey said the song is about “living in the constant cycle of insane news that is making heroes out of evil men, furthering the mad haranguing of lies blasting out every screen at the same time. And living in a time when the meek did NOT inherit the earth but tried to save it, and got trampled by the blood drinkers and the money mongers. Where being born is signing a contract to give a portion of everything you own to this conscious-less monster. That’s what it’s about. Also, I put a public urinator in there too. See if you can spot him.”

Michael Garmany Releases Smooth New Single “Still Missing”

Garmany gets vulnerable with his own experiences on “Still Missing,” allowing listeners a small glimpse into the world of the singer-songwriter. While his lyrics are describing a rather gloomy time in his life, Garmany implements upbeat funk rhythms that make the track easy to dance to. “The elements of funk & R&B came from my love for music that is easy to dance to because I love dancing. Disco/funk always feels the best to dance to for me. It’s the most fun, feel-good music to me and it is also really fun music to make,” he explains. This is evident from the funky bassline which isn’t seen in his other tracks. “Still Missing” is a testament to his versatility and vocal dexterity; pulling from multiple genres and bringing those components together to create a timeless piece of music. “I would also say that all the music I haven’t released yet is just as diverse and that is intentional, because I get sick of things pretty quickly and I want each release to be refreshing. While they are all musically different, they all feel consistent and authentic to me,” explains Garmany.

Michael Garmany Releases Smooth New Single “Still Missing”

Soul Crooner ALEX HARRIS Celebrates The Release of His Upcoming EP, FREQUENCY With The Release of His New Single, FALLING FOR YOU

“FALLING FOR YOU, is about finding love and being in love for the “long-haul”. The song is a story of a man who experiences a love like he never thought he could, or would. After finding “love” he realizes when one finds the “right” person, it is as if time standstill… and every day he experiences something new about his love that makes him fall deeper in love with her over and over again,” mentions Alex.

Sarah Dooley’s newest single “When You’re Gone” premieres & New album Is This Heartbreak? out October 23

“I wrote this song for myself as an anthem to get through a horrible break-up a few years ago. I didn’t realize that I would need it now, as I release it years later amidst my current heartbreak. It’s my version of Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own’ – a song to blast as you leave your ex’s house for the last time, or when you get the urge to text them. It’s about feeling like your world has crumbled, but it’s the perfect soundtrack for picking the pieces back up again, and friggin’ dancing while you do. This song will make you wish you’d been dumped! Just kidding (maybe?),” notes Dooley.

Toronto’s cyborg-funk/post-punk, Lee Paradise (Phèdre, Hooded Fang) – Shares new single, ‘Maintaining Platitudes’

The Fink was written and recorded between Berlin and Lee’s home of Toronto; there’s quite a process to his sound which includes drummer, Jonathan Pappo’s (Hooded Fang) nimble rhythms and dance/electronic producer, Michael Butler’s Yamaha CS-5. Musically, I think Lee’s doing something pretty cool here, attempting to channel the style and hard-hitting sound quality of hip-hop – Mobb Deep, Curren$y and Action Bronson are all key touchpoints to the new record – stacking layers of eerie vocal and ominous synths and fusing these with the renowned, monstrous bass lines of Lee Paradise and disco-funk elements, inspired by Walter Whisenhunt.

GAEREA Unveils New Music Video for “Urge”

GAEREA comment on the video: “The Only theme is Human Suffering as Life is hollow and useless. In a very practical way, some would claim there wouldn’t be such worse ending than death. Yet, the Nightmare of Existance itself is as unbearable as pure extinction. Urge is savagery. Urge is Humanity.”

Architect Within New Song “Dirty Face” Out Now + Watch The Official Lyric Video

Christian rock band, Architect Within, released their new single “Dirty Face” to all digital outlets. In addition, the band released the official lyric video for the song.

“Dirty Face is a special song to us being it is the first song we recorded together as Architect Within. The content lyrically and musically is so heavy and weighty that we wanted the song to come out later in our series of releases. Our timeline, like everyone else’s was thrown off due to covid, but we believe the time has come to share this meaningful, favorite song of ours. This song deals with conviction of sin that is found all in the world we live in. Which once it is pointed out to us ,leads to a broken spirit and desire for change, from this worldly “dirty face” says the band.

Pulse (AT) “Adjusting The Space” @ Cyber Metal

PULSE conquer the earth with the Cyber Future Metal adventure “Adjusting The Space” Put your seats in an upright position and switch to warp speed, because with “Adjusting The Space” PULSE raise the interstellar Cyber Future Metal bar. With futuristic drum sounds, heavy guitars and a scratchy diabolical voice that fits the alien overlord image well, the Austrians create a brute, yet incredibly danceable Industrial Electro Metal sound that is well suited for the extra-terrestrial conquerors. The sophomore PULSE studio album “Adjusting The Space” with its 13 songs and the artwork of Richard Touzimsky, long-awaited by many fans, will be released on November, 06th, 2020, via NRT-Records.


The new video, “Everybody’s Calling” from Japanese pop-rockers The Fortune tellerz has its worldwide premiere via Music News today; click here to check it out. The catchy, uplifting song and corresponding video are the creations of celebrity fortune teller, Nicky Person’s (AKA Yasuto Nishitani) aptly-named new band The Fortune tellerz. The video features live performance footage combined with animation/computer-generated imagery. The song features a chorus of singers from all around the world sourced from the ex-pat community in Tokyo, including the United States, India, Germany, the Netherlands, Mexico, Italy and more.

Boy In Space Teams Up with NOTD for Timely New Single “Therapy”

“I’ve been going through a lot of shit lately, so I wanted to write a song from my point of view. I hope people can relate and that ‘Therapy’ gets less stigma so that people aren’t afraid of getting help,” says Boy In Space.

“Boy in Space is one of our best friends and we couldn’t be more excited to finally share this collaboration with all our fans,” adds NOTD. “Getting to work on this song and video from start to finish alongside Robin was really special for us so we’re happy it is finally out in the world.”

Electro-pop/alt-hip hop artist Dan Kanvis shares new single “No Feedback”

Today, Los Angeles via Chicago electro-pop/alt-hip hop artist Dan Kanvis shares his electric new single “No Feedback” from his forthcoming, self-released LP Understanding Dead Plants due out November 13. The hard-hitting track was written and produced by Kanvis and Chicago DJ Kirk with additional writing by Matt Bones.

Mouth Culture (United Kingdom) Signs With InVogue Records

Vocalist Jack Voss says, “Ihatesadsongs is a sad song. We’ve really embraced our DIY roots with this one, it’s a bit of a psychotic, but melancholic jam, inspired by the year 2020. We meal-dealed it with a music video filmed in lockdown, shot and directed by our guitarist Jacob. For us, ihatesadsongs is a zeitgeist for the moment, a feel good pop song for a society emerging from the unknown. Even though 2020 has posed a whole set of new challenges, we have been working hard in the studio, exploring, and experimenting with our sound. We’ve also signed to US label “InVogue Records”, with ihatesadsongs being the very first release from this new partnership. We’re Mouth Culture and we fucking hate sad songs.”

Kayla Diamond Shares Breezy “always been you” Single + Official Video

Kayla Diamond only recently started her professional music career. After winning Slaight Music’s “It’s Your Shot” competition in 2015, she left law school and has since racked up an impressive engagement with her audience including 8+ million streams on Spotify and a handful of editorial playlists.


Sevyn is also a prolific songwriter, most notably for writing for Ariana Grande (“The Way”) and Chris Brown (“Yeah 3x,” “Next to You,” “Strip,” “Fine China”) as well as for Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia, Tamar Braxton and many more.

MN’s Appolis Overcomes Relationship Issues With New Video “Seen This Movie Before”

Appolis is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, he was brought up by his mom’s side of the family who are from Natchez, MS where his Midwest and Southern voice attacks the beat! Inspired by artists like 2pac, Prince, Kevin Gates, and Madd Man, he has been writing rhymes since eight years old. Appolis had a ruff time growing up when he lost his father to health problems and friends to gun violence. He then turned to the streets to make money while performing, going back to school, making music, and playing for a basketball team. Eventually it led to him starting an entertainment company Appolis Ent. with his uncle/partner Shawn Ford in 2020.

Jetty Bones Releases New Single “Taking Up Space”

A vocal advocate for destigmatizing the conversation around mental health, Galluzzo had the following to say about “Taking Up Space” and how the song relates to her own struggle:

It’s about imposter syndrome. I have a hard time figuring out if people actually want me around, even when they’ve paid for a ticket to see me. It follows me around to my friendships, career choices, connections and relationships. What would happen if I wasn’t even there, you know? There’s always someone ready to fill the spot anyway.