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Katarina Pejak to Release ‘Outside Looking In’ Nov 20th

Katarina Pejak is pleased to announce that she will be releasing the Outside Looking In EP, on November 20th. In discussing this collection of songs, Katarina says, “I just want people to bask in the romanticism and the melancholy. If there is anything you long for or feel sad about, embrace the sadness and move on, because it’s all a part of the glory of existence. Preceeding the release, Pejak’s “Weeping Wind” video premiered in American Songwriter as their ‘Daily Discovery’. When describing her sound they said that “Katarina Pejak channels the melancholic poetry of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits on “Weeping Wind.”

Katarina Pejak Channels the Melancholic Poetry of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits on “Weeping Wind”

Jordi Up Late Shares “Wasting Away” Via Beats Per Minute, More Music Out Soon

LA-based pop artist Jordi Up Late shares “Wasting Away”, her second release following her debut single “Facts” in August. Both are lead singles off her EP due later this year. Beats Per Minute premiered the video, animated by RISD graduate Jordi herself, praising, “It’s a sun-drenched, bedroom-pop-like ballad, as charming as it is addicting. Forget earworm, this tune burrows far deeper.” “Wasting Away” is out everywhere now.

LA-based electropop artist and animator Jordi Up Late releases new single “Wasting Away” (BPM Premiere)


In speaking about the new track, Oli says: “It is my favorite song off the record. I’m so excited to get this single out, it feels like a classic Bring Me The Horizon tune but without it feeling like anything we’ve done before. I feel like ‘Teardrops’ is some of the best work we’ve ever done, musically and lyrically as whole.”

THE LONELY ONES Release New Single “Real Big Trouble”

Hard rock band The Lonely Ones released their brand new single “Real Big Trouble” to all digital outlets.

“Real Big Trouble started simple – with all of us passing an acoustic guitar back and forth. It is the heaviest song we’ve written but showcases all of our influences from old Thin Lizzy swing to Beartooth. Songs like that are our favorite to write and i hope people dig it as much as we enjoyed making it” says the band.

Vulgarian premieres “D.P.D.” at Punknews.org!

Human Scum is the debut album of Denver hardcore sludge band Vulgarian. It was recorded, mixed, and mastered in August of 2020 at World Famous Studios by Pete De Boer — engineer of Blood Incantation’s Starspawn (2016) and Hidden History of the Human Race (2019). Human Scum features artwork by Ethan McCarthy of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb. Within each track is a tirade against racism, corruption, police and state violence, and the overall erosion of individual rights, and is the culmination of Vulgarian’s four years of railing against the political and cultural hellscape that has unfolded in the wake of the election of Donald Trump.

Color of Light premiere new single “Ocean of Dead Feelings” on New Noise, LP out November 13th

“‘Ocean of Dead Feelings’ was inspired after coming home from a trip to the outer edge of North Carolina,” Color of Light bandleader Sean Neuse told New Noise. “The boundless oceans triggered all of these dark emotions, even thoughts of suicide I’ve kept locked away inside myself for a long time. The ocean being the mirror of life, inspired the song coming together for the album.”

Video Premiere: Color of Light – ‘Ocean of Dead Feelings’

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.

When asked about the song, Danny Roselle explains; “Satellite Girls is our modern day autobiographical, somewhat comical take on how technology has completely desensitized and taken the heart right out of the experience of enjoying the feelings of surprise and excitement. Today, everyone knows the setlist, everyone knows the special effects.

Music Submission: Alex Veach ft Wiz Khalifa

Alex Veach is a musical artist in Los Angeles, originally from New York. He studied classical piano and jazz trombone as a kid, and in more recent years Alex has pursued music production. His style varies from conscious hip hop, urban, trap, rnb, and edm. His experimental indie rap style makes him an interesting and original emerging artist. Since his first album Transcend released last year, Alex has continued to put out new beats and sounds to break the mold.

Jaime Wyatt Premieres “Rattlesnake Girl” Video Via GLAAD & Billboard Pride Today – “Neon Cross” Out Now

Jaime Wyatt has premiered a new video for her song “Rattlesnake Girl” via GLAAD and Billboard Pride today. The video features a live version of the standout track from her 2020 album Neon Cross with accompaniment from Lillie Mae, Misael Arriaga, and Frank Rische. To accompany the premiere, Wyatt also sat down with GLAAD to discuss making music as a queer country artist, and the meaning behind “Rattlesnake Girl.”

Ryuichi Sakamoto collaborates with Rhizomatiks and MUSIC/SLASH for exclusive livestream concert, broadcast in 8 countries on December 12

World-renowned musician Ryuichi Sakamoto will perform his final concert of 2020, titled ‘Ryuichi Sakamoto: Playing the Piano 12122020’, broadcast online via MUSIC/SLASH, a video streaming platform that broadcasts using the highest sound quality available in the industry.

Back on April 2, before Japan announced a state of emergency and as members of the public were already beginning to stay home to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Sakamoto performed a live stream concert with the heartfelt notion, “If music can help to relieve the tension even just a little…” Now, Sakamoto will close out 2020 with a special piano concert broadcast live from a studio in Tokyo.



Critically acclaimed and rising singer-songwriter and musician JP Saxe releases today the fun-loving official music video for the “Hey Stupid, I Love You” Spanglish version featuring Reggaetón duo, Mau y Ricky. JP stars in the video from Los Angeles, alongside Mau y Ricky, who shot the video in Miami.

Sammi Rae & Los Vegas Get “Closer” On Hot New Single/Video Release

It’s hard not to personally feel the tension of two bodies moving “Closer” on the dance floor as you listen to the seductive new track – and watch the accompanying video – for the latest banger from Sammi Rae & Los Vegas; available on Saturday October 24th via YouTube and on all the major music services.

Listen to Mexican artist Tuzeint’s smooth new single “No Mo'” via Week In Pop

Regarding the single, Tuzeint explains: “‘No Mo’’ is a track where I had the vision to make the best song I could in terms of production/musicality, I wanted to create something similar to D’Angelo combined with Tyler, the Creator, and Solange. This track expresses the desire to be better; It’s about the story of a man and a woman. He wants to stop playing games and become something more serious! This is actually a story opposite to my experience where ending my last relationship was a phase of constant change that took me to where I am right now.” Week in Pop also described the track as “self-styled and fashioned like a subterranean, clandestine night club for lovers, friends and folks of discerning taste.”

Katarina Pejak to Release ‘Outside Looking In’ Nov 20th

Katarina Pejak is pleased to announce that she will be releasing the Outside Looking In EP, on November 20th. In discussing this collection of songs, Katarina says, “I just want people to bask in the romanticism and the melancholy. If there is anything you long for or feel sad about, embrace the sadness and move on, because it’s all a part of the glory of existence. Preceeding the release, Pejak’s “Weeping Wind” video premiered in American Songwriter as their ‘Daily Discovery’. When describing her sound they said that “Katarina Pejak channels the melancholic poetry of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits on “Weeping Wind.”

Katarina Pejak Channels the Melancholic Poetry of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits on “Weeping Wind”

Get caught in the moment with Cheat Codes & Bryce Vine in the nostalgia-tinged video for their new collaboration “Stay”  

The genre-smashing Bryce Vine and Cheat Codes have teamed up for their new single “Stay,” and today they share the official video, directed by Michael Ko and featuring a few familiar faces. Bryce Vine explains, “‘Stay’ is a song about instant nostalgia – that feeling of knowing you’re in the middle of experiencing a special time. This music video is a reflection on what it’s like being caught in that moment.”

FINNEAS Reveals Powerful Music Video For ‘Can’t Wait To Be Dead.’

Following the release of his latest single, ‘Can’t Wait To Be Dead,’ six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musician, songwriter and producer FINNEAS has today revealed the song’s official music video, directed by Constellation Jones, the alter ego of longtime music video producer and director Clark Jackson, whose past work includes Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, and Miguel.


Hailed by The FADER as a “maverick rapper destined for legendary status,” 22-year-old, Louisville, KY native Jack Harlow has seen a meteoric rise since the release of his 2x-Platinum hit single, “WHATS POPPIN” (produced by Jetsonmade & Pooh Beatz,) in early 2020. The Generation Now/Atlantic Records rapper has consistently released a project each year, for the last 4 years, including 18 (2016), Gazebo (2017), Loose (2018), which received a Best Mixtape nomination at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, Confetti (2019), featuring the Bryson Tiller-assisted “THRU THE NIGHT” and Sweet Action EP (2020), released on the same day as Harlow’s 22nd birthday.

Country singer/songwriter Reyna Roberts’ “Stompin’ Grounds”

Rising Country singer/songwriter Reyna Roberts continues to lay it all on the line for fans with the unmatched success of her stand-out single, “Stompin’ Grounds.” This hard-hitting Alabama anthem has recently been picked up by ESPN and was featured during Monday Night Football. In addition, “Stompin’ Grounds” can now be found on the official ESPN Music ‘Grind Mode’ playlist on Spotify. The triumph of the single is a direct reflection of Robert’s genuine southern roots and provides a window to her experiences of growing up and having family in the South. “Stompin’ Grounds” is available to download and stream on all digital platforms.


DMV’s own Rico Nasty is gearing up for the release of her debut album, Nightmare Vacation with a string of fiery new releases. Following last week’s “IPHONE (Remix) [Feat. DJ Ookay],” today the punk rock princess has unveiled the project’s next official single, “Don’t Like Me (Feat. Don Toliver & Gucci Mane).” The massive collaboration is a first for Rico Nasty, introducing a new sound accentuated by her eclectic bars and both rappers’ unique musical abilities. Produced by BuddahBless (Pop Smoke, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Saweetie, etc.), check out “Don’t Like Me (Feat. Don Toliver & Gucci Mane)” available now on all digital streaming platforms –

KINGSWOOD create an alternate realm in delivering REVERIES, the reimagined vision of their third studio record, JUVENILES

2020 saw the return of KINGSWOOD, the Melbourne favourites delivering a career-defining, critically acclaimed third studio album in Juveniles. The album, signalling a new era for the band, landed at #13 on the ARIA Albums Chart and reintroduced KINGSWOOD to fans and newcomers alike; their love for unabashed rock and roll channelled through some of their most cohesive and well-rounded songwriting to date.

Swiss Heavy-Rockers Snurfu premiered new song from upcoming effort with “The Curse”

A few weeks after unveilling the official music video of the single “No Fucks Given”, Swiss rockers Snurfu just premiered another audio excerpt from their forthcoming effort with “The Curse” available right now on Bandcamp.

Just In Time For Halloween, Chicago Prog Rockers District 97 Present “Ghost Girl,” An Animated Short Film

Chicago prog rockers District 97 present their first animated short film, the epic tale of “Ghost Girl.” Taken from their most recent release “Screens,” “Ghost Girl” is the musical journey of a little girl who longs to fit in. The only problem? She’s terrorized by malevolent spirits, and nobody believes her—except for her loving but overbearing mother.

Gordon Withers’ shares performance of Jawbreaker’s “Boxcar”

Today, Gordon Withers has shared a video performance of Jawbreaker punk anthem “Boxcar.” The video comes on the heels of New Granada Records’ announcement that they’ll be releasing a new pressing of Gordon Withers’ Jawbreaker On Cello on 180g weight, Jawbreaker Sea Foam Green colored vinyl. Pre-orders are live now here! These will ship mid-January 2021!

Bitter Defeat (Kirikiriroa Hamilton NZ) releases second single and video ‘Long Lash’

‘Long Lash’ was one of several tracks recorded over a two-day session at Hamilton’s The Porch Studio (by long-time The Datsuns sound engineer and collaborator Scott Newth), ‘Long Lash’ is the second release from the five-piece, who list the likes of The Wedding Present, Guided By Voices, The Clean, Galaxie 500 and Pavement amongst their influences.

No Flag (Raoul Kerr of Bloodywood) “Raise The Flag” Music Video

Canada’s Paul Cafcae releases his new LP ‘Miss July’ – October 23, 2020

His lead single “Once Had a Girl” off of the ‘Miss July’ LP, is up-beat, lively, with a message of inclusivity.

“While playing at the Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival during a break between sets I was talking to a guitarist from another band. And he told me a story that began with these words: ‘I once had a girl she was 6 foot 3.’ It immediately fell into the rhythm with me so later that night when I got home I laid a quick and dirty draft track with three verses. The chorus then came naturally as a means to tie in the awkwardness of these seemingly mismatched relationships. It’s the first time that I’ve tried to keep the music very light, maybe even cheesy, while navigating a very sensitive social issue of body shaming. I like to put positive social messages in my songs but they are usually veiled with metaphors and euphemisms. This one is more direct: love is love, and nothing else matters!” – Paul Cafcae

EGOISM drop ‘Here’s The Thing’ video ahead of ‘On Our Minds’ EP

EGOISM’s video for ‘Here’s The Thing’ places Scout and Olive directly in harm’s way, under shards of smashed glass suspended from the ceiling. The video is a mesmerising collaboration of music and art which was shot over a weekend in Sydney’s Marrickville at the Create or Die Studios.

‘Here’s the Thing’ is the third track from their upcoming EP “On Our Minds” which will be released November 6th. The EP was written, recorded and produced by the duo in their bedrooms, and mixed by Matthew Neighbour (The Avalanches, Matt Corby, Sky Ferreira).


Australian singer-songwriter, Amy Shark has released her brand new single, ‘C’MON’ feat. Travis Barker via Wonderlick Recording Company/Sony Music Entertainment Australia/RCA Records.

ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS return with dreamy new single, “SENTIMENTAL”

Pairing gorgeously structured indie rock with flecks of 90s and early 00’s rock, filtered throughout, Eliza & The Delusionals’ new single pulls on feelings of nostalgia and stands out as an exciting start of a new chapter for the band. The first taste of music from the band since their March EP A State of Living In An Objective Reality, “Sentimental” showcases the group’s songwriting skills in collaboration with award winning Australian pop writer Sarah Aarons (Cosmo’s Midnight, Childish Gambino) and American songwriter/producer John Hill (WAFIA, Portugal. The Man) and multi talented producer / engineer Dylan Adams (DMA’s, Skeggs, Troye Sivan).

Dj Lantan Album “Turnt Up”

This Incredible anthology (Self Produced) studio Album”Turnt Up ” is the latest instalment by multi talented artiste Dj Lantan” it shows his musical growth and wide array of talents, by far this is some of Lantan’s greatest works. This album is Gritty,very suggestive, but cleverly done so every single track are fit for airplay, Lantan’s is very skilled and full of versatility, therefore this album is suitable for young and old alike,lots of very catchy tunes, it permeates an upbeat uplifting vibe,bound to get you moving and singing along. This release Consist of 10 powerhouse tracks,including one feature track called “Hills & Valley” collaboration by DJ Lantan & General Levy. This album was also written & Produced,mixed and arranged by multi talented DJ Lantan (M.k. Smith) Out on Hotta Flames Records. CAT #> HFRL24

Machine Gun Kelly Teams Up With Halsey For “forget me too” Video

After netting his first Billboard 200 No. 1 project, MGK remains a hot contender on the charts, with his acclaimed album positioned at No. 5 this week while remaining No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart. His scorching singles “bloody valentine” and “my ex’s best friend” also continue to be major power players on the Hot Rock & Alternative charts, stationed at No. 5 and No. 7, respectively. On the streaming side, “my bloody valentine” and “my ex’s best friend” are still trampling the competition. The former has notched over 168 million combined streams and earned a gold certification while the latter racked up a total of 191 million combined global streams. As for Tickets to My Downfall, the album has a whopping 610 million combined streams and maintains the No. 4 spot on Spotify’s Top 50 U.S. Albums.

The Foes of Fern Share Epic Video for “Carpe Diem”

Telegraph Hill Record’s Foes of Fern are a band of non-stop fun and gritty gracefulness; a troupe of eclectic musicians from New Jersey setting the record straight, left, right, and upside down.

Thorobred Boo – “Ball”


Today, rising North Philadelphia talent, 2rare, releases his third single “Waikiki” via 10K Projects. The single follows up the breakout success of his debut, “Big Drippa” (1.8M Spotify streams), released at the beginning of 2020. With “Waikiki” the melodic rapper continues to prove that his addictive, playful hooks and bright production set him apart and make him an exciting new artist to watch in 2021.


At only seventeen years old, The Kid LAROI made waves with his first major label mixtape F*ck Love debuting in the Billboard 200 Top 10. Managed by Grade A, home of Juice Wrld and other notable artists – The Kid LAROI continues to show incredible promise as he leads the artists to watch conversation. After receiving many notable co-signs from his peers, LAROI is on his way to becoming a household name.

Rising Artist BADDA TD Releases New Song & Music Video For “PLASTIC!”

Danny Scerbo Bursts into the Scene with Electro Funk/Pop Anthem “Company”

Philadelphia-based, New Jersey born singer and lyricist, Danny Scerbo, is establishing himself with a fresh new sound and brand, embracing his flamboyant style and personality. His new single “Company” combines elements of pop, hip-hop, and funk in the perfect formula to make listeners feel confident and want to dance. With sassy lyrics over a hip-hop beat followed by powerhouse vocals and a horn section, his distinctive sound sets him apart from other indie pop acts. He took his frustrations with dating and translated them into a high-energy pop anthem, fiercely proclaiming, “I don’t need your company”. With a music video, lyric video, live sessions, and behind the scenes videos on the way, he has ample content to follow the release.

Awolnation + Grouplove = Radical

“Radical”, previously released on AWOLNATION’s latest critically acclaimed album, Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders, takes on a new vibe via a collaboration with Alterative Rock Band Grouplove. Singers Christian Zucconi & Hannah Hooper lend their unique vocal styling to the track. Their alternative roots complement AWOLNATION’s catchy and rousing song, Aaron Bruno says “I’ve always been impressed by Grouplove’s energy anytime we shared the stage and we have always flirted with the idea of a collaboration. I’m so happy we finally made this happen, and their voices feel like a perfect fit!” Hannah from Grouplove added “We’ve been feeling so separated from the world, so it felt really good to collab on something. We got to delve into Radical and runaway with Aaron for a little bit. Twas truly fun.”