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Roots & Tings Drop New Single

Roots and Tings comments, “‘Election Time’ speaks to the complex feelings Americans have about the upcoming election. The phony political promises, the broken, intrinsically racist, sexist, classist and, in this time, a lying administration that is increasingly, dangerously authoritarian. The need to resist and fight includes- but is not limited to- voting. This song explores that, as well as the “why” behind it.”

Monsieur Minimal – Tonight (Feat. Rosey Blue) – Out Now

Following the great impression from his first two singles Release me and Easteria now Monsieur Minimal presents his third single”Tonight” with the featuring vocals of Rosey Blue from his upcoming album with the figurative title “Easteria” (coming from the two words: East + Ηysteria).

Tonight is a romantic vintage duet talking about a mystery of love between a man and woman influenced by the sound of the desert and western soundtracks. Enjoy the romantic mood of Tonight and watch the small movie for it.

Kinkshamer releases video “Climax, Control, Closure”

Throughout October, Kinkshamer has been quite a prolific project, dropping a music video every week. They previously put out stunningly perverse visuals for their tracks “Foreplay / Beauty and the Beast,” “A Most Vulgar Display,” and “Disregarding the Generational Gap.” Now, the Los Angeles-based NSFW progressive metalcore/deathcore act will be revealing the final music video for the epic closing piece from their debut EP Societal Sects. You can watch the provocative music video for “Climax, Control, Closure” below.

For our nation for such a time as this. “Confession”: a prayer worship song

TORRE x TORRE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

“Torre x Torre is more then a biopic. The film takes us into a time tunnel of prestigious chess life starting more then a hundred years ago, but also explores the intriguing and border line mind of chess prodigy Carlos Torre outside the chess board. His philosophy, religious tendencies, his kindness. A genius mind bordering with madness and a life divided between the two strongest political systems, that probably is what cost him his brilliant career. ”

BEANS ON TOAST w/ FRANK TURNER – “The Village Disco” || Watch Video

As BEANS ON TOAST prepares to get ‘Knee Deep In Nostalgia’ with his latest album, today, he casts us back in time to the heady days of “The Village Disco”. With a little help from FRANK TURNER…

Touching on first dances, first loves, and finding yourself in those formative first years; it’s a song that sees Beans laying out some of his earliest memories and acknowledging their place in life’s rich tapestry. Laden with hammond organs and whistle solos, it’s a vintage-tinted tune shot straight from another era.

Clide shares the stunning ‘Blank Space’

Fresh from passing the 1M streams mark, the rising artist continues to show great promise as his latest offering sees him tackle the relatable topic of self-love and identity. Laying it all bare on the track, ‘Blank Space’ perfectly embodies Clide’s ability to showcase vulnerability and intimacy, all whilst bringing beautiful visuals in tow.

Norway Born Artist Daniel Borge Releases Debut Stateside Single, “Room 208”

Norway born and bred Country singer-songwriter Daniel Borge has released his debut stateside single, titled “Room 208,” available here. Borge is among a growing group of international artists whose dreams lie in Country Music and are pursuing their careers stateside.

LUCERO announce new album “When You Found Me” for Jan 29 | Hear first single “Outrun The Moon”

Acclaimed rock/alt-country quintet Lucero is gearing up to release When You Found Me on January 29, 2021 (Liberty and Lament/Thirty Tigers) .

Lucero reunites with Grammy Award winner Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Drive-by Truckers) who produced their 2018 acclaimed album Among The Ghosts. When You Found Me was recorded in the band’s hometown of Memphis, TN at the historic Sam Phillips Recording Studio.

MA’s Jay Kinser (EXP) Drops A Gritty And Energetic Single “Bomb On Em” Feat Ruste Juxx

Jay Kinser (formerly JK) of EXP The Expendables returns after his hybrid Hip Hop/Rock anthem So Close Feat. Rite Hook with a hardcore banger Bomb On Em feat. Ruste Juxx. Produced by Myster DL, the beat was originally intended for Sticky Fingaz of Onyx but he didn’t claim it which allowed Jay to snatch it up. “I knew this beat was a potential banger. I just had to be patient and wait for it. The Ruste Juxx feature kind of fell in my lap. I was familiar with his work, so I knew he would fit well on the song” says Jay. The song will be accompanied by a video on 11/3 and featured on his Eleven LP available 11/11. Check it out now on your preferred digital streaming provider.

Dave Jakes shares debut solo single “Been In My Dream”

Dave Jakes, former lead singer with beloved alt-rock heroes Lonely The Brave, is today announcing his first solo release. His iconic vocal steered the band through two #1 Rock Chart albums, two UK Top 40 albums and supports to the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Biffy Clyro and Neil Young before his amicable departure in 2018. His self-titled debut mini-album will arrive on December 11th via By The Time It Gets Dark, with first single “Been In My Dream” available to hear now.

Brooklyn Vegan shares first single from Lars Finberg’s Tinnitus Tonight, out November 27

The Intelligence’s fearless leader, Lars Finberg, will soon be back with his second solo album, titled Tinnitus Tonight, out November 27 via Mt. St. Mtn. He made the record with engineer Chris Woodhouse (Ty Segall, Osees), with help from Lauren Marie Mikus on keyboards and Kannan Tupper on drums.

Mike Campbell’s The Dirty Knobs debut “Fuck That Guy,” video features Jeff Garlin and Danny Trejo

Campbell says, “‘Fuck That Guy’ is a simple song that could really be about anyone you know. The video is a bizarre and darkly humorous take on 2020. It’s been a hard year. It helps to just laugh. We shot the video in September, just last month. Sometimes life ends up imitating art in almost unimaginable ways.”


To celebrate the release of their new album, THEY. have surprised their fans with their poignant video for “On and On”, the lead single off the tape. Discussing what seems to get worse every day, from racial injustice, to the importance of protecting black women and men, to the representation of positive images and value of black lives– THEY. take their somber visual approach to another level in the song that leaves listeners hopeful, for better days to come.

Noah and Miley Cyrus Join For ‘I Got So High That I Saw Jesus’ – Out Today

RECORDS/Columbia Records artist Noah Cyrus has today released a new rendition of her timeless song ‘I Got So High That I Saw Jesus,’ this time, joined in perfect harmony by her big sister Miley.


For the album, the band reunited with producer Brendan O’Brien who helmed Black Ice in 2008 and Rock Or Bust in 2014. Charged up for the next decade, AC/DC cut twelve new tracks for the album, proudly maintaining their signature sound and all of its powerful hallmarks.

YAWNING MAN: watch new video “The Last Summer Eye” now!

Following their memorable live performance in the desert this spring, desert rock giants YAWNING MAN are set to release their mind-blowing “Live At Giant Rock” album and DVD this October 30th on Heavy Psych Sounds, and share a second video excerpt today with “The Last Summer Eye”!

A longtime dream has been to capture YAWNING MAN performing in the very environment that so inspired their music. The opportunity arose in 2020 from the challenges artists and musicians faced during the Covid-19 Pandemic, social distancing forcing artists to creatively adapt to alternatives to express themselves musically and visually. Yawning Man ‘s answer to this calling is “Live at Giant Rock”. Watch the first video taken from the DVD: “Tumbleweeds In The Snow”.

The Suitcase Junket Releases Urgent Message About Climate Change With “Can’t Look Away” From THE END IS NEW Out November 20

Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist The Suitcase Junket has released “Can’t Look Away” from his upcoming album The End is New, out November 20 via Renew Records/BMG. The Suitcase Junket is the moniker for one-man-band Matt Lorenz. “Can’t Look Away” finds The Suitcase Junket protesting the overuse of our planet alongside rock beats and catchy hooks. The video offers both a throwback and futurist look at the world we all inhabit.

Kino Motel Share Official Music Video “Waves” Via Flaunt, More Music Out This December

Melbourne-based grit-pop duo KINO MOTEL share the official music video for their debut single “Waves.” Flaunt Magazine premiered the kung fu-inspired video that forms the first of an adventurous series that will see Kino Motel take their action duo dreams around the globe. Featuring a rooftop Kung fu master and a villain with strange demands, the video takes you on a journey through the gritty backstreets of Bangkok. Having shot “Waves” in Thailand, in future the second single from Kino Motel takes us to Vietnam, the third in the series to Australia, with more to come.

Ready for broadcast… There For You from LA based R&B / Soul artist DeCarlo

Out Today: Dan Owen – Radio Tower (Video)

Shrewsbury-born singer-songwriter Dan Owen has never been one to conceal his feelings, actively normalising men’s mental wellbeing alongside healthy thought expression through his songs and beyond. Now, he exhibits the urgency of this in a powerful acoustic ballad titled “Radio Tower”.

DüllHaus Reflect on a Near Death Experience in Their Music Video “Let Me Go”

Combining elements of Shoegaze, Post-Punk, and Industrial, DüllHaus release their deeply personal and reflective single Let Me Go. Representing the fragility and despair of death, Let Me Go is a reflection of the gloominess that followed the early lockdowns that resulted from the pandemic also it represents the strength of the human spirit. James Clearwater, the vocalist for the band, was in a near fatal motorcycle accident in 2019. The lyrics in the song depict his thoughts and memories flashing before his eyes as he bounced on the highway after being hit by a semi truck. James goes into more detail on the inspiration of Let Me Go and the music video for it..

Los Angeles Band Ænly Release Official Music Video for Single “Up In Smoke”

“Up In Smoke is a depiction of ones internal anger, frustration and feeling of suffocating in the midst of a chaotic world filled with tension and uncertainty. The song touches on a lack of control in our current situation and the ability to renew our selves, bounce back and settle with our past” says the band.

Artist: Komyoun – EP: The Process

Komyoun’s command of sonic diction is incredible, from the distant pulses of bass in the track’s opening to the swelling choruses which give The Process its bite. At its core, the single is a pastiche of neon-tinted beats and distorted bass flairs, each element providing the perfect support to the other.

Flawless Tha Don ft. Jag – “Dead Inside” (Lyric Video)

Flawless Tha Don is seeing ghosts in his dreams on the track “Dead Inside”. The Kansas rapper pops his shit with fellow artist Jag on this record, taking turns delivering bars about their gritty lifestyles.


Directed by Ben and Gabe Turner, the video was shot against the backdrop of the Amalfi Coast. “Golden” is already certified Gold by the RIAA and is the follow-up single to “Watermelon Sugar” and “Adore You,” both of which are certified Multi-Platinum and hit #1 on the Top 40 and Hot AC radio charts. “Watermelon Sugar” also topped the Billboard Hot 100, marking his first ever #1 on the chart. The tracks are all featured on Harry’s Platinum certified album Fine Line, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 upon release and was recently named one of the top 500 albums of all time by Rolling Stone.

Silience – ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’

Building on independent label Casual Jam since May, the track has now been added to Kiss, Kiss Dance, Capital Dance, & The Hits Weekend, with strong support from Dance & Party Anthems on Radio 1. Proving how super reactive it is too, it is fast rising up the Top 75 Shazam ahead of all other reworks of this track out there.