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MisterWives commented on the clip, stating, “We had a different vision for the ‘SUPERBLOOM’ music video but due to COVID restraints it wasn’t possible to safely bring the idea to life at the time. Luckily, we were able to rely on these amazing individuals who went above and beyond showing us how they superbloom. While it’s a very isolating time, getting to go through the footage that was submitted made us feel closer than ever and brought an overwhelming sense of connectivity, laughter, color and joy we’ve been missing more than ever. Hope this video extends the dance party into whomever’s home it reaches.”

Premiere: MisterWives Unite Fans with the Smile-Spreading “SUPERBLOOM” Official Fan Video


Today, rising singer, rapper, and producer, Kofi, releases an exclusive behind-the-scenes video chronicling the making of his debut label EP, Story of My Life via Red Bull Records. Filmed at his home studio in Toronto, Kofi breaks down his inspiration, style and process on how he built his new EP.

A massive up-and-coming talent, Kofi himself co-produced, wrote, mixed, and mastered the 6-track project. Story of My Life is available on all digital platforms now.

Artist: Liz Lokre – Track: Where U Come From

“To know where you’re going, you have to know Where U Come From’

This track is meant to encourage listeners to reflect on and pay homage to their own sources of strength, whether that be through bloodline or personal connection. W.U.C.F. shines a light on the immigrant story and the power that comes with embracing the stories of all those who paved the way.

Young Dolph Decries Police Brutality in Searing “The Land” Video

Always starkly honest in his rhymes, Young Dolph uses his talent for real talk to shine a light on crucial issues like racial equality and police brutality in “The Land,” his latest music video. Detailing a real encounter Dolph had with the police, “The Land” is a merciless takedown of America’s founding myths, exposing the hypocrisy of a country where your color of skin determines your quality of life: “They say this the land of the free (That’s a lie)/It seem like the land of bullsh*t to me,” intones Dolph. Directed by Paper Route Pictures, the video for “The Land” re-enacts Dolph’s fateful police encounter in vivid detail, as Dolph is pulled over for the crime of being Black and owning a camo-wrapped Lambo, before a violent officer shoves his knee into Dolph’s back. In the video’s second half, the Paper Route EMPIRE CEO vents his frustration with the nation’s racist criminal justice system, tagging a police car with righteously angry messages (“RIP Breonna Taylor,” “No Justice No Peace”) before smashing it to bits with a baseball bat.

Caro Releases “Colorado (Live)” Video

The video was directed by Ryan Nolan and shot in the woods outside of Nashville, and in true Caro fashion, she recorded/ tracked and produced it herself. The song comes from the artist’s recently released debut EP, The Longest Year: Part One. The collection documents the missteps, mayhem and magic of one’s early 20s as well as the irrevocable cultural shift happening in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s an instantly relatable time capsule from the bedroom pop artist who transcends scales over catchy guitar riffs while fostering a unique kind of intimacy through her lyrics.

New Future Radio single – ‘Break Us’

Our first single was playlisted on Apple Music’s “New in Rock” playlist and our second single was playlisted on Apple Music’s “The New Rock” playlist. Thus far our songs have been playlisted on various radio stations and received more than 20 reviews from magazines and music blogs across the world. It seems like small feats in the bigger scheme of things, but we celebrate every single one and can see the impact that it has.

Devan shares official video for “Almost” out today!

Devan has been pursuing a music career since she was a kid; the brazen 10-year-old dropped off a homemade demo – to no avail – at the iconic Olympic Studio, home to Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder and David Bowie. Now in 2020, the Toronto-born/London-raised singer-songwriter is gearing up to release her debut solo project.

The Waterboys reveal video for ‘Why Should I Love You’

The Waterboys have released the video for ‘Why Should I Love You’ from the critically acclaimed new album Good Luck, Seeker out now via Cooking Vinyl.

‘Why Should I Love You’ is a fantastic cover of a lesser-known Kate Bush song, rearranged and rocked-up in Waterboys style, and illuminated by a romantic video.


Scourge Records re-releases BLOOD OF THE PATRIOTS as a video from DOWN FACTOR ’s album MURDER THE WORLD . George Anderson, creator/writer of FROM HELL , re-releases this political song from his past band for the corruption of the politics in America has reached a fevered pitch. It beckons for this re-release. Originally written about the American politics of 2005, the message of the song is still a message for today. This video has taken into context today’s politics and merged them easily with the past for little has changed.

High Focus Records linchpin Fliptrix releases his 8th solo album

High Focus Records linchpin Fliptrix announces his 8th solo album ‘Light Work’ due out on 15th October 2020. The 16-track project is a complete representation of Fliptrix as both an artist as well as reflecting the person behind the artistry. The album tackles deep-rooted issues within society, the current state of the world as well as portraying an overarching message of peace, openness and optimism.

Top New Track // Tate McRae x Ali Gatie – “Lie To Me”

Rising singer/songwriter/dancer Tate McRae has teamed-up with fellow Canadian rapper/singer Ali Gatie for “Lie To Me” (click here to listen/watch the music video) via Ministry of Sound. The Kid Studio (The Weeknd, Drake) directed video was shot in the new Calgary Central Library and features both artists as well as subtle dance movements from Tate herself. The video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live and MTVU. Working with Ali was a really amazing experience,” says Tate. “I’ve always loved his music so I’m super stoked to finally release this collaboration. We wrote the whole thing over FaceTime, in quarantine!! It was crazy”

Pithy Pop for Tumultuous Times: Kimm Rogers looks at facts with LIE video

A word commonly used to describe President Trump is “liar.” Like many artists, songwriter Kimm Rogers viewed his election with alarm. As his first month in office began to devolve, she picked up her guitar and channeled her distress into a song. The result is “Lie,” a hard rocking gem produced by multi-instrumentalist and arranger Julian Coryell.

“Lie” will be available on all streaming platform on October 26. Cathryn Beeks created the images that compliment the song’s subtle lyrics. Coryell’s crunchy rhythm guitar and a bright backbeat keep the feeling of the song light, despite its somber message. With her friend and collaborator Kelley Ryan by her side, Rogers offers her take on Trump’s universe of “alternative facts” and his reinvention of reality.

Relly Luton follows up his debut with new track ‘Life Of The Party’

Hailing from Bedfordshire, Relly Luton has a strong following in his home county and throughout the London suburbs, having been grafting in the music scene for a hot minute. The new single gives out a fun, uplifting vibe with a laid-back, thumping bass that is layered with a smouldering, smooth and melodic delivery from Relly Luton as well as hard bars. Relly continues to carve out his own lane with a unique style, giving his audience memorable lyrics to make future Instagram captions such as: “Done everything for my ex thing, now she’s thinking she’s too nice”.

Fimber Bravo Announces Long Awaited Album LUNAR TREDD

Fimber Bravo is one of the most influential exponents of cutting edge steel pan in contemporary music: blasting it in the black power protests of his native Trinidad in the late 60’s; in fusion with West African stars in the 70’s, 80’s & 90s; and integrating them in leftfield improvisations with Western pop and electronic sounds today.

CHAOS E.T. SEXUAL: watch disturbing “Asile” video on Cvlt Nation!

Paris-based post-noise/industrial merchants CHAOS E.T. SEXUAL keep their promises of associating a video to each track of their new album ‘Only Human Crust’, due out November 20th on Chien Noir. Plunge into the paranoid and insane world of their new video “Asile”, courtesy of a Cvlt Nation!

Feel the Unbelievably Heavy Trip-Hop of CHAOS E.T. SEXUAL “Asile” Video Premiere

MADE KUTI – Announces signing with Partisan Records | Hear debut single ‘Free Your Mind’

Today, Partisan Records is proud to announce their newest signing, Made Kuti. Grandson of legendary activist and originator of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, Made now proudly steps into the limelight bearing his family’s torch, pushing the brand of infectious grooves and social consciousness that his grandfather and father (four-time Grammy nominee Femi Kuti) pioneered into exciting and modern new territory. Alongside Fela and Femi, the signing also marks three generations of the Kuti family now on Partisan’s roster. Listen to Made’s debut single “Free Your Mind” now, accompanied by a vibrant animated music video directed and animated by Olly Frostie.

Rubio’s Shares New Album Mango Negro

Avant-garde pop artist Rubio presents her latest album Mango Negro on October 15th via Jungla Music. After two years of hard work in the studio, Mango Negro is an explosive follow-up to her debut Pez, which garnered international attention in 2018. Fusing the sonic delights of Chile’s underground music scene and dance-floor-ready vibes, Mango Negro is imaginative musicianship defined.

Boston Folk-Pop Duo SAFE HANDS Releasing ‘Highs & Lows’ on November 16

Childhood friends Caitlin Carey and Mikey Adams form Safe Hands, a folk/pop duo from Boston, MA. Mikey (of pop-punk outfit A Loss For Words) has spent the last 16 years touring in over 30 countries and writing/releasing multiple records on various record labels, most notably Rise Records.

MR. BISON: stream new album ‘Seaward’ in full!

Heavy psychedelic purveyors MR. BISON unleash their chimerical new album in full today; ‘Seaward’ is coming out this October 16th on Subsound Records (Europe) and Ripple Music (North America). Get ready to embrace sonically the beauty of Mediterranean legends!

“It’s sonically enticing, and the psychedelic prog rock styling’s take you on a trip” — The Sleeping Shaman
“There’s something different here, this is more than just a psyche retread or late 60s freak-out – there’s song development here.” — Powerplay Magazine
“Inedito e affascinante”. — Rumore Magazine

Ascolta in anteprima il nuovo album dei Mr. Bison, Seaward


Rising pop singer-songwriter Sara Kays has released her debut EP, Camera Shy, available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Camera Shy follows the breakthrough success of Sara’s emotionally vulnerable streaming favorites, “No Matter The Season,” “Smaller Than This” and “Chosen Last.” Highlighted by the confessional new single, “I’m Okay Though,” Sara’s debut EP also features new songs, “High School” and “Smaller Than This.”

“I’m literally camera shy. In a group photo, I’ll be standing off to the side. It’s the overarching theme of the EP. Most of my songs are about how it’s okay to be struggling, because I haven’t really gotten out of it—but it does get better. We’re all in this struggle together, and it’s all good.” – SARA KAYS


The bouncy, left-leaning pop track, which premiered on triple j in Australia, was released last week and has been stuck in our heads ever since! MAY-A is quickly making fans of an array of critics with Purple Sneakers raving “‘Apricots’ is a testament to her ability to evoke emotion through her contrasting soundscapes, telling a story through lively yet moody elements…With our heartstrings pulled, this new tune sees us floating into pure bliss” and Early Rising stating “[MAY-A] is quickly capturing our hearts.” As if that weren’t enough, American Songwriter labeled “Apricots” “a lush indie-pop number about queer desire,” Variety noted the track’s “glorious chorus” and NME Australia loved the “delicate guitar plucks erupting into a punchy chorus.”

Tunng’s New Single “Scared To Death” out Today

Today Tunng have shared a third and final single from their forthcoming new studio album Tunng Presents…DEAD CLUB (due out Nov. 6th via Full Time Hobby) with the release of “Scared To Death” – listen to the song HERE. As Sam ponders above, the single is about the unknown and he added, “‘Scared to Death’ explores the idea that by accepting our fear and uncertainty we might counter-intuitively find more peace, enjoy life more, fear death less.”


Kidd Kenn, the 17-year old Chicago hip-hop sensation who was selected for GLAAD’s prestigious list of “20 Under 20: Young LGBTQ People Shaping The Future of Media and Activism” (presented by Teen Vogue this past summer) releases a brand new track “Gold Digger” featuring Dess Dior, available today. On the track, Kidd Kenn states “Making “Gold Digger” was one of those songs where the words just come to you when you hear the beat. “Gold Digger” makes you feel rich and in charge. Dess hopping on the song made it even better with her bad bitch attitude and boss bitch voice, which I love! Bitch we want that money money money…”


The Punk Rock Princess and DMV-native Rico Nasty has announced today’s release of a EDM-style remix for “IPHONE,” produced by California’s own Ookay, known for his groundbreaking EDM and trap sets; check out the catchy melody now available at all DSPs and streaming services. The original release for “IPHONE” marked the first single from Rico Nasty’s massively anticipated debut album, coming soon. Rico celebrated its arrival with a futuristic visual, featuring 3D elements; watch HERE.

Michelle Martinez + Miguel Fasa Are Their Own “Worst Enemy”

Siblings and label-mates Michelle Martinez and Miguel Fasa come together in a dream collaboration on their new single, “Worst Enemy”, streaming on all platforms Wednesday, October 14, 2020. This dynamic, pop/hip-hop crossover record pumps confidence and motivation into the listener’s ears, making it a perfect addition to any Workout or Getting Ready playlist. “Worst Enemy” is the latest in a series of fall releases from PMA Records in Miami, FL.

New single: 7AM – I guess I’ll be ok

The new raw gem by noise rock Slovenian stalwarts 7AM is called “I guess I´ll be ok” and is powerful and dark, yet strangely uplifting.

Recorded at the 7AM farm during the crazy summer of 2020, this is the first new song released after their latest album Benefit for Iggy´s shirt (2019), and the first excerpt from a new album, which is scheduled for release in 2021.

SERPENTS OF SECRECY: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Heel Turn” By Maryland Doom Outfit

Ave Vindicta was engineered by J. Robbins and Matt Redenbo and recorded and mixed by J. Robbins at Magpie Cage Studios Baltimore, Maryland (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Government Issue), with the keyboards engineered and recorded for “The Cheat” and “Dealer’s Choice” by Adam Micalczu at Empire Studios in Windsor, Ontario, and mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio in New Windsor, New York. The album is completed with cover art by Joe “Joweone” Nasatka, photography by Shane Gardner, and graphics by Bill Kole. Ave Vindicta features guest keyboards on “The Cheat” and “Dealer’s Choice” by Mark Calcott and by J. Robbins on “Bleeding Still.”

Track Premiere: Serpents of Secrecy – ‘Heel Turn’

Inhaler Release New Single “When It Breaks” Today

Speaking about how “When It Breaks” came together, the band said: “We wrote ‘When It Breaks’ in the last couple of months. Over lockdown we were floating around the instrumental demo, it was dark but also pretty hopeful sounding. When we went back to the studio over the summer and really got to put our heads together again, we felt like we had to write something about what was going on and how we felt about it. Coming off tour into lockdown was a huge adjustment for us after we had just got used to life on tour. At first, it was a welcome break but pretty soon we were dying to get back to any festival or any gig where we could get our fix! The lyrics and the music communicate the anxiousness of how we were all feeling and still are now a couple months later. It’s definitely the most politically driven song we’ve released so far. It’s our interpretation of this strange and imperfect world we’ve come to live in. Things are gonna change and we are gonna be there when they do.”

Seba Kaapstad to Warren G, New Video “Konke” is Everything

Some days the world is so bright that it makes you want a second serving. The bounty of things that this lifetime offers can overflow in a sense of wonder that makes you want to try it all. The phrase “Konke” translates to “everything” and the song is a celebration of “Konke.” With the same joy of living that Warren G offered for brand new socks and drawers, the international quartet Seba Kaapstad embraces with director Harry Delgas to show a vibrant day in South Africa. Listen as singers Zoe Modiga and Ndumiso Manana shine over Sebastian and Pheel’s incredible instrumental.

Night Lovell is Bear Grylls with a Beretta in the “Alone” Video

Specializing in pitch black, soul-searching trap music, Night Lovell commands a massive cult of loyal followers. Desperate to escape fake friends and jealous opps, the Ottawa rapper escapes to the wilderness in “Alone,” his brand new video. Produced with ominous flair by Shaq France, “Alone” finds the G59 Records rapper rhyming in lockstep cadences, his sonorous basso voice adding wisdom and weight to his every word: I’m gettin’ older and I’m losin’ some friends/Thought they was my n****s, but they don’t make no sense/When you find out what you f*cked up, don’t be textin’ my phone/I like it better when you leave me alone.” In the Avery Stedman-directed video, Night retreats to the majestic evergreen forests of his home country on a mission to escape from society. Cutting through the woods in his ATV, the Northface- and Supreme-decked rapper takes time to enjoy the scenery and plot his next move. Released in September, “Alone” already has more than 6 million streams across platforms.