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I happened upon this odd polyrhythmic riff during a jam with a friend. As I kept working at it, the song felt archeological, like I was slowly uncovering this meticulously knit tune that seemed beyond me, like it had exposed itself from my subconscious.

“Woven and Shattered” is about how we are not as separate from this planet and each other as we might normally think. The song comes from my forthcoming double EP out November 12th.


Gorgon City are the UK DJ and production duo known for bringing us sublime deep house inspired vocal anthems. Today they unveil the official video for their international hit “Burning” feat EVAN GIIA following the recent release of their “Burning” (Terrace Dub Remix).

The “Burning” official video brings us a contemporary love story, shot in deepest Wyoming and directed by Eric Maldin. The visual focuses on the burning love between two young women living in the town of Laramie. Despite the obvious attraction, they are forced to find stolen moments in the seclusion of their rural surroundings causing a strain on their relationship.


The track, produced by Rob MIlton (Easy Life, Holly Humberstone), builds upon Tayo’s accomplished singles to date and slides effortlessly into a more mature sound; taking minimal funk & soul influences and melding it into a distinctly fresh sound that marks him as one of the most exciting new artists on the rise at the moment.

Ashlie Amber Release Animated Lyric Video in Support of New Single, “Fight With You

Country Pop singer / songwriter, Ashlie Amber, has announced the release of a new animated lyric video for her highly successful Country music single, “Fight With You.” The music video was created by animator Joe Media at Coyote Productions Studio based in Las Vegas, NV. The song has resonated well with Ashlie’s fan base and organic streams on Spotify currently exceed 80K.

Intervals debut intricate new single “Lock & Key”

Today, torchbearers of progressive, instrumental rock, Intervals, have shared “Lock & Key”, the latest single from the band’s highly anticipated full-length, Circadian, due out November 13th. On “Lock & Key”, Intervals continue to push the genre’s boundaries, as well as their own – mixing Aaron Marshall’s command of technical intricacies and meticulous compositions with earworm hooks that are as memorable as they are dizzying. “Lock & Key” finds Marshall collaborating with fellow guitarist, Josh De La Victoria, creating an impressive synergy between the dueling guitar leads. This unbelievable creative chemistry serves as the inspiration for the track title, as the two pieces fit perfectly like a jigsaw puzzle.


St. Louis-bred, Seattle-based singer/songwriter Lizzie Weber has announced her forthcoming EP How Does It Feel, due out on January 22nd, with the release of the title track, available everywhere today.

“I wrote these three songs in isolation back in April,” Weber explains of the EP. “The nation had just begun to shut down due to COVID and these pieces sort of poured out of me in an unusual way. All of them were written in a single day which is not my typical songwriting process. I wrote ‘How Does It Feel’ when I was so focused on the meaning of feeling ‘safe.’ Am I safe to feel? Safe in my own skin and body? Safe to touch? And what was my personal experience was when confronting the emotions that left me feeling anything other than safe? It is an anthem of gratitude for having someone in your life that keeps you grounded in strength and resilience.”

Justin Bieber and benny blanco debut “Lonely” — song + video out today

“benny and Finneas are both extraordinary writers, and it’s been amazing collaborating with them on ‘Lonely,’” says Bieber. “To be honest, the finished song is tough for me to listen to, considering how hard it was to get through some of those chapters. Hopefully telling this story will encourage others to vocalize what they are going through.”


“Fantasy is getting on a spaceship and teleporting anywhere your dreams can imagine,” Whethan shared. “I wanted to make a project that was full of energy and artists that I’m inspired by. There was an underlying theme of alternative meets psychedelic dance music and I wanted to be able to blast every song at my shows or have it feel like you’re at a show when listening at home or in the car. I got to work with some of my favorite artists like RL Grime, Grouplove, The Wombats, bülow, and many more. I grew a lot while working on the album over the span of the last 3 years and you can hear it through the different styles and feelings on each track.”


“Broken Angel” and “Trip on Me,” also available on DSPs today, were originally released last month as a 12″ picture disc for Record Store Day 2020. The proceeds from “Broken Angel” will benefit The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Mac Miller Fund. Created to carry on Miller’s artistic and creative legacy, The Mac Miller Fund supports programming, resources and opportunities to youth from underserved communities, helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building. The track was written by Grouplove and produced by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen.


NEIL YOUNG is pleased to announce the release of Archives Volume II: 1972-1976, available beginning November 20, 2020. The enormous box set is the second installment in the definitive, comprehensive, chronological survey of Young’s legendary body of work, which was kicked off by 2009’s Archives Volume I: 1963-1972. This long-anticipated new volume focuses on an especially prolific and intense era of Young’s career during which he—often joined by thunderous co-conspirators Crazy Horse—released some of his heaviest and most visceral albums, including Time Fades Away, On the Beach, Tonight’s the Night, Zuma, and Long May You Run.

beabadoobee Releases Debut Album ‘Fake It Flowers’

beabadoobee has been on a stratospheric rise since the release of her first acoustic songs, crafted in her childhood bedroom. A raw, confessional album with real trauma at its heart, Fake It Flowers is by far Bea’s most mature body of work to date, taking a sonic journey that documents the delicate sounds of her early EPs all the way through to huge jangling guitar anthems that nod to her 90’s grunge heroes. Fake It Flowers has appeared on numerous most-anticipated album lists of Fall 2020 including Pitchfork, Vulture, Consequence of Sound, Paste, UPROXX and more and has garnered praise from New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue, The FADER, i-D, Paper, Cosmopolitan, Stereogum, Nylon, Complex, and more.

King Princess debuts “Only Time Makes It Human” — track + video out today

King Princess shares a new track today, “Only Time Makes It Human,” produced by herself and Mike Malchicoff and co-produced by Mark Ronson. The new track arrives alongside a video directed by Quinn Wilson, featuring a King Princess avatar created by 3D artist Pastelae —

Matt Berninger of The National’s debut solo record “Serpentine Prison” out now on Book’s Records

Serpentine Prison features contributions from a wide array of notable artists, including Matt Barrick (The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire*Eater), Andrew Bird, Mike Brewer, Hayden Desser, Scott Devendorf (The National, LNZNDRF), Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz), Booker T. Jones, Teddy Jones, Brent Knopf (EL VY, Menomena), Ben Lanz (The National, Beirut, LNZNDRF), Walter Martin (The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire*Eater), Sean O’Brien, Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan), Kyle Resnick (The National, Beirut), Matt Sheehy (EL VY, Lost Lander) and Harrison Whitford (Phoebe Bridgers). Additional production on the album was provided by Sean O’Brien.


Driven by a competitive hunger, MOE rhymes with verbal athleticism, undeniable charisma, and fierce individuality. Posting up nearly 10 million streams independently, and landing a high-profile placement in NBA2K20, the Orlando rapper brings an unbreakable work ethic and the spirit of competition from the court to the culture on his 2020 debut for Epic Records.

Sports announces new two-part LP release and shares new single “Baby Baby”

Split between Los Angeles and Norman, OK, Sports, comprised of Cale Chronister & Christian Theriot, have been refining their infectious, funk-laden electro-pop sound that they first began to craft in grade school for half a decade now. The band’s debut LP, Naked All The Time (2015) and it’s follow-up, People Can’t Stop Chillin (2016) delivered a slew of critically-praised singles including: “You Are the Right One,” “Panama,” “Whatever You Want,” and “Someone You’d Rather Be Dating.” The band returned in 2018 with their first full-length album, Everyone’s Invited, a vibrant offering that received acclaim from Pitchfork, Pigeons & Planes, and Ones To Watch, in addition to earning plays on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic and Spotify’s New Indie Mix playlist.


“‘It’s about one of those moments when you try to get somebody off your brain or heart,” Parx says of “Residue.” “You’re confessing, ‘I’m trying to get rid of you,” which is another one of my unhealthy coping mechanisms. In certain cases, you’re being avoidant and acting like it was never there versus finding solutions to the problem head-on.”

Paydro – “Street Blessings”

In “Street Blessings” Paydro is a street veteran, allowing a peek into his life. He still keeps his eyes and ears to the streets, rats are not allowed and his blessings came from the streets. Anyone can relate to his story of living that life and reaping the benefits of the “Street blessings”.

Kyd The Band Releases ‘Season 3: The Realization’ EP + New Single “Make It America” via Sony Music

Alt-pop act Kyd the Band (aka Devin Guisande) releases his new genre-bending EP Season 3: The Realization via Sony Music. The body of work is a sincere expression of Kyd the Band’s vulnerability, self-reflection, and ultimate realization. “I feel like I’m finally realizing who I am as a person and an artist, and why. I feel like I’m finally starting to accept it.” Guisande says. “For a long time I wanted to ignore that I’m the son of a preacher and that faith and all of my personal experiences in the church (whether negative or positive) are all that made me into who I am. I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of and that used to torture me every day, and I’ve done a lot of things I am proud of, but I’m realizing that’s all a part of life. I’m realizing that the people that I love are what matter most in my life.”

Tayla Parx premieres new song “Residue”

“It’s about one of those moments when you try to get somebody off your brain or heart,” Parx says of “Residue.” “You’re confessing, ‘I’m trying to get rid of you,’ which is another one of my unhealthy coping mechanisms. In certain cases, you’re being avoidant and acting like it was never there versus finding solutions to the problem head-on.”

Harry Hudson Releases “Overwhelmed” Single & Video

Today, singer-songwriter and fast-emerging pop star Harry Hudson has released his latest single “Overwhelmed” along with a brand new music video ahead of his forthcoming sophomore album, Hey I’m Here For You, out November 20th via MSFTS/Roc Nation. Blending stunning harmonies with a flurry of guitar-plucking and budding percussion walls, “Overwhelmed” is a song about the death of the ego, acknowledging self-doubt and a habit of running away in relationships, while also coming to terms with the need to let go in order to grow.

Foxy Shazam announce new album, Burn, and share single “The Rose”

Foxy Shazam delighted their fans today with a new single, “The Rose”, as well as the news that they will be releasing their highly anticipated new album, Burn, on December 11th. The band unveiled “The Rose” via a YouTube premiere complete with a corresponding chat with their fanbase within the event. This latest single is a pop gem that will close out Burn with plenty of edge and rock exuberance. It serves as the perfect counterbalance to the frantic combination of massive ’70s inspired guitar and piano of the previously released singles from the record, “Burn” and “Dreamer”; offering a glimpse into just how well-rounded and dynamic their new full-length will be.