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Experimental Neo-Pop Artist CHILD Releases Atmospheric New Single “Cover Up”

Born and raised in New England and currently based in Raleigh, NC, CHILD encapsulates what often makes alternative pop music so remarkable – familiar melodies and hooks, as well as evocative lyrical depth. It’s no surprise that CHILD draws influence from artists like James Blake, Bon Iver, The Tallest Man On Earth, Coldplay, and Billie Eilish.

Ali Aslam Shares Sonic-Folk Single “Photocopy”

Ali is a Pakistani-American artist, based in New York City, debuting his first full-length LP on Friday, October 30. The Last American is an acoustic collage of stories about growing up straddling the Pakistani culture of his family and the American culture of his peers. Any child of an immigrant (or anyone who’s ever felt they don’t quite belong for any reason) will relate.

The R Train Take a Ride with Rock n’ Roll Laced New Single

“Take A Ride” urges people to clap their hands, stomp their feet, get up and have a kick-ass party! With the present depressing atmosphere around the world today, the song is meant as a distraction. It is intended to make the listener feel as if they are having an adrenaline rush. “We are trying to lift people’s spirits by taking them on an exciting fun fulfilling musical ride.” -Mike Annese, drummer/vocalist

Vancouver Musician Quinn Pickering Releases New Single ULTRAVIOLET

‘Ultraviolet’ is the 2nd single from Quinn’s new EP Supernova, which is set for release on November 13th. Much like his previous single, ‘Grapefruit’ (released on September 18th), ‘Ultraviolet’ examines the end of a relationship. But where ‘Grapefruit’ was full of nostalgic, melancholic longing for a past relationship, ‘Ultraviolet’ examines the parts that hurt and things left unsaid, creating a dark, introspective soundscape with a hint of an 80s vibe.

Austin trash-wave trailblazers Me Nd Adam have just released a new single! Entitled “The More I Grow Up”

Me Nd Adam have amassed millions of streams across DSPs, with their music garnering acclaim from the likes of Wonderland Magazine, Alt Press, American Songwriter, Rolling Stone India and The Line of Best Fit. They have also received notable sync placements, such as MTV’s ‘Real World’.

Pinc Louds Share “Spellbound” Video

Today, NYC-based Pinc Louds share “Spellbound,” an enchanting bolero-tinged ode to classic harmony groups of the 50’s and 60’s. The music video highlights the theatrical visuals of Pinc Louds, performing with vibrance to the public in New York City, bringing magic back to the city. BTRtoday premiered the track, to whom Claudi from Pinc Louds shared how “the song is about magic, and even with all that’s been going on this year, summer 2020 at Tompkins Square Park has been nothing short of magical.”

Pinc Louds Gets Possessed By the East Village In “Spellbound”

Lustre Kings Productions Release Second Single “Never Left” ft. Pressure Busspipe

On the Star Chile EP, Dancehall, Afrobeats and Reggae meet in an ethereal place on this future knocking release from Lustre Kings Productions. The five track set, produced by Moon Bain (Zion I Kings, Major Lazer, Blakkamoore), showcases Lutan Fyah, Pressure Busspipe, and the fast rising Alandon on an infectious guitar-driven riddim that sounds as good on dancefloors as it does on headphones. The full EP is set for release on October 30, 2020, on Easy Star Records, with the first single, “No Selfie” featuring Lutan Fyah, already making waves.

Quinn L’Esperance Releases New Single & Video “Dance In The Garden”

On Friday, October 16th, 2020 singer, songwriter and actress Quinn L’Esperance released her new single and music video “Dance In The Garden,” a touching tribute to her brother, Connor, who is on the Autistic spectrum.

The inspiration behind the song came from a saying from Quinn’s Dad.

“Connor lives in the garden, we live in the world. We have the ability to come in and out of the garden, but Connor gets to experience the beauty of just the garden.”

Juna N Joey Rally Fans to Recognize National Bullying Prevention Month

In light of October being National Bullying Prevention Month, brother and sister turned singer/songwriter duo, Juna N Joey, have decided to use their anti-bullying anthem, “Anchor,” to help advocate for anti-bullying efforts. “Anchor” is a song focused on anti-bullying inspired by a school friend who battled with self-harm and suicidal thoughts as a result of bullying.


Currently, Chile’s most-streamed artist, Harry Nach, has released a single via The Orchard and music video via WorldStarHipHop Premiere for “Instinto” featuring Jackboy, a follow-up to his debut album Moods, combining the worlds of Latin Trap and Southern Hip-Hop. The track teeters between burst-fire flows and slow melodic cadences that give you a front seat to their fast lives.

Burning Pools – “White” – Gwen Stefani Bassist New Band

Ginger from the band confides, “White was written for all of the people of color, immigrants or not, who want to be seen, heard and respected. Though the song was written well before the BLM movement, we wholeheartedly support it and all who are fighting for change around the world.”


The video for “Ecstasy,” which premiered earlier today via Rolling Out, is a sultry visual depiction of the singer gracefully embracing her womanhood and sensual side. Following the release of the sultry new single’s companion visual, Ayanis has announced the release date of her second EP, YANI, coming October 30th. YANI, which is described as a bold representation of her alter ego, depicts the woman Ayanis sees herself blossoming into since her debut project DIRECTION.

Acclaimed Alt/Industrial Songwriter Matt Boroff Announces New Single from His Fourth Studio Album (Out 1/15/2021) via Broken 8 Records

Over a decades-spanning career during which he’s shared the stage with such respected acts as Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, BRMC, Calexico and Kyuss, just to name a few, this multi talented singer, songwriter and guitarist has continually pushed his music into new and exciting directions, from blistering post-punk to windswept, desert-tinged soundscapes, waves of ambient noise—and now, on his latest boundary-blurring solo release, pulsating, groove-laden electro-cinematic rock. But wherever his muse takes him, this restless veteran artist retains a knack for vivid lyricism, imaginative guitar work, hauntingly powerful vocals, and an uncompromising vision of music as a means of stirring the soul.

Papi Shiitake Debut EP, Quarantine Dream, Out Now!

Today, Papi Shiitake have released their debut EP, Quarantine Dream, in partnership with Trash Casual. Quarantine Dream is a diverse collection of songs that find inspiration in the stark honesty of The Velvet Underground and sun-drenched harmonies of The Beach Boys. Greater than the sum of its parts, Papi Shiitake’s Tuxx and Sieloff blended their influences seamlessly to create something that simultaneously feels ‘of the moment’ and cloaked in vintage warmth and nostalgia. Each song on the EP is its own capsule in time and consists only of takes from the day it was written. You can check out the Quarantine Dream EP now wherever you stream music.


Birdy said of the track “I wrote “If This Is It Now” in LA when I was feeling far from home and a bit lost. It’s about growing distant from someone and finally accepting it’s time to let go.”

Written and produced independently during her time away from the spotlight, ‘Piano Sketches’ offers fans a 4 track reintroduction to Birdy’s incredible talent and artistic growth since 2016’s critically acclaimed album ‘Beautiful Lies’. Now aged 24, the multi-platinum, internationally acclaimed, Brit and Grammy-nominated artist also recently announced her highly anticipated new album for 2021, details will be announced in due course.

Follow Up: The Indigo Makes Your Head Spin With New Single “Dizzy” Out Now

Out October 15th, The Indigo’s new release, “Dizzy,” is penned from the perspective of a scorned lover, reeling from the aftershocks of a tumultuous affair. Does he let go of what was, or keep reaching for what could be? With the release of their second single, the Nashville-based rock group serenades us as we ride along on the rollercoaster of human emotion. Dream-like vocals contrast against punchy, distorted chords, portraying the potential pain of being hurt again, or the eternal regret of what could have been – if things go well.

US indie duo SPORTS impress with chilled out new single ‘BABY BABY’

Bringing some dreamy chillwave-flecked R&B into our lives this month, US duo Sports announce their new single, ‘Baby Baby’.

Releasing their first single for 2020 back in May with ‘Tell You Something’, the band began to gear up in introducing fans to their new chapter. ‘Baby Baby’ sees the band continue to experiment with influences and direction, delivering a single that brings psych influences together with R&B and dream-pop threads, making for an insatiable listen.


Ameer returns to rare form on “Keep Your Distance” with a declaration that he “took a lil break, now it’s right back to business.” The video concept, as Ameer explains, double downs on this sentiment: “We accept the reality that we are given. There has never been a time where it has been this easy to turn on, tune in and drop out. If we want to see a change in the world around us, we must first change ourselves.”


Today, Los Angeles-based four-piece War Tapes share their new record via Louder Than War. On the EP, singer/guitarist Neil Popkin says, “these songs pull from our post-punk roots, but also dive deeper into our love for bands like the Clash and Talking Heads.” Only Time Will Tell is out everywhere this Friday via MAKE Records and streaming in its entirety today on Louder Than War.

War Tapes release new EP on Friday – Hear it here first!


One of Adelaide’s most exciting emerging bands Openfire. have today announced their explosive new single Wonderland, out now. Wonderland is a fascinating track – within it, a question is posed to the listener: if you knew you could have it all, but that it would truly cost everything, would you still pay that price? The new single marks an exciting new era for the band, off the back of their brilliant 2019 album Reverie.

New Music From The Struts “Strange Days” Out Now On Interscope Records

Elsewhere the explosive “All Dressed Up (With Nowhere To Go)” unfolds in snarling power chords and exquisitely cheeky lyrics while the beautifully weary “Burn It Down,” finds The Struts slipping into a bittersweet mood, serving up a slow-burning ballad that sounds straight from the sessions for Exile on Main St. The sole cover song on Strange Days, “Do You Love Me” sees The Struts updating a fantastically sleazy track first recorded by KISS in 1976.

The Struts release new album “Strange Days”

New Music From Melii “Way Too Soft” Out Now On Rule #1/Geffen Records

New Music From Inhaler “When It Breaks” Out Now On Interscope Records

Dublin-quartet Inhaler have announced details of their new single “When It Breaks,” out today, October 15th, on Interscope Records. A searing indie-rock anthem, “When It Breaks” was recorded over the summer and its lyrical themes chime with the unease and disquiet of the world in 2020. “When It Breaks” is available now at all digital retailers.

Listen to Inhaler’s anthemic new single ‘When It Breaks’

Adult.Films release new moody single ‘onmymind.’

Melbourne duo Adult.Films make their musical return and bring us their brand new track, ‘onmymind.’, premiered via triple j’s unearthed TOPS.

Written, produced and mixed by Sam Plummer (one half of Adult.Films), ‘onmymind.’ is a Euphoria-inspired track laden with soulful, sultry vocals. Putting a new spin on their sound, the pair trade places with Sam taking over vocals from Lauren on this latest release. The new track has also been expertly mastered by Paul Blakey, who has previously worked with the likes of Amy Shark and IVEY.

$NOT Recruits Flo Milli for Cole Bennett-Directed Video, Announces 10/30 ‘Beautiful Havoc’ Album

Quickly becoming one of his generation’s most crucial voices, $NOT specializes in anti-social bangers with blunt lyricism and hummable hooks. Teaming up once again with Cole Bennett, $NOT releases “Mean,” his latest music video. Riding a melodic backing track (produced by Woodpecker) that evokes the modal melodies, skronking woodwinds, and lonesome whistles of spaghetti western soundtracks, $NOT takes the time to explain why ladies are drawn to a heartless assassin like him: “Diamonds on my neck and it’s lemonade/N****s see him through the window, Escalade.” The song features a guest verse from Flo Milli, the rap game Regina George, who delivers mean girl rhymes in an instantly memorable 8-bar verse: “Look how you hatin’ on a b*tch and you my momma age!”


Today FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases the third official video from their current album, F8 for the track “Living The Dream” which is currently climbing the rock charts. Shot in Los Angeles, CA last month, the video is rife with symbolism and implicit social commentary.


Lindsey Lomis may be quickly rising, but her new single shares a necessary reminder to take a breather. On “Slow Motion,” out today, the 17-year-old Nashville singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist offers up old-soul wisdom in the form of a slow-burning anthem featuring Pop/R&B superstar JoJo. The song will appear on Lomis’ Altadena/Warner Records debut EP, In the Madness, arriving October 23rd and is accompanied by a dreamy video—a low-key fantasy in which Lomis manages to turn back time.

TOMMY LEE’s ANDRO is here!!!

The making of ANDRO, “the year’s most galvanizing electro / hip hop record,” according to Alternative Press, was an adventure of musical discovery. On this record, we see one of rock’s most notorious drummers Tommy Lee step behind the board, seeking new talent from all over the talent from all over the world to enhance the high-energy music created in the time between tours with Mötley Crüe.