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LA’s NEW LANGUAGE Smacks Self-Inflicted Hypocrisy On New Single “Stuck With Yourself,”

“Stuck With Yourself” is the title and priority track off of NEW LANGUAGE’s sophomore LP ‘Stuck With Yourself.’ It is arguably the most head-turning track the band has put out to date, due to the alternative shift in tones, drum beat and songwriting style.

The track’s title – “Stuck With Yourself” and encompassing lyrical content is ironically more timely than ever, despite being written prior to quarantine. Leaning into the current universally relatable nature, the band seeks out meaning within it all.

MISSIO’s New LP Out Today w/ Brand-New Music Video for “Losing My Mind”

MISSIO’s new album Can You Feel The Sun is out today via 2B Recording / BMG. The stunning 10-song album is the third full-length from the Austin band, and builds further onto the duo’s expansive alternative/electronic/pop sound. An electric mix, Can You Feel The Sun takes fans on a journey of self-discovery and healing, further bolstered by the premiere of the “Losing My Mind” video today.

NYC-based composer David Bird releases ambient LP ‘Mirrors’ today, Oct. 23rd!

Exposé says about the LP:”His debut album, Mirrors, reflects a highly explorative aesthetic, utilizing loops, samples, drones, noise, saturation, and microtonal harmonies, using acoustic instruments, electronics, voice, and more. The result, on its face, seems highly experimental, though it is by no means ‘difficult’ listening — in fact each of the ten pieces is nothing short of fascinating and curious, perhaps even meditative.”

Ryan Webster makes rich, pop infused Americana full of life experience

Today we’re excited to share the new single from Nashville based artist Ryan Webster. on “Always Blue”, the first single from his forthcoming album Stranger, Webster writes about the struggle and reward of keeping love alive in a relationship that spans many years.

His talent comes from a wealth of lived experience, having spent his 20’s bouncing between coasts, before moving into a converted schoolbus with his family, and eventually landing just outside Nashville.

Post-hardcore band I Fight Fail releases haunting new single and video

“Here,” the haunting new single from alternative post-hardcore band I Fight Fail, has a menacing tone throughout, something the band attributes to how it was written. “We actually wrote this song in a cabin in the woods over the course of a weekend,” says drummer/guitarist Anthony Carter. “It gives you an ominous feeling that you can feel and hear throughout the song.”


Los Angeles based artist and activist Monique DeBose is inspiring women to choose “MORE,” with her powerful new single released today. “MORE has always been my personal anthem that I quietly kept in the back of my head for years,” Monique told Black Girl Nerds on her IG Live conversation with the publication this week “and now I hope it can be an anthem for everyone who identifies as female . It’s so important to consciously decide as women what we are choosing MORE of for ourselves so we can band together and support each other to make it happen!”


A quote that encapsulates this eclectic quintet, Mouth Culture hails from Leicester, UK; a small, bustling city that is usually disregarded when you think of the UK music scene. With the likes of fellow Leicester bands Kasabian and Easy Life, Mouth Culture are aiming to be a household name in their city.


“‘Winter’ is a song idea I had in my mind for a while before it was made,” Goody shared. “The instrumental is inspired by the moodiness of David Lynch soundtracks as well as Tom Waits darker cuts. The lyrics tell a back and forth story of how I felt growing up as a kid in my hometown with a burning desire to run away, as well as my views on the world since living in LA for years and experiencing life out there. I met Burna Boy through my manager Matthew, and we instantly clicked. I was around for a lot of the making of his latest album, so we got to know each other really well. I’m a huge fan of his music and it’s an honour to have him a part of this song and tell his own side of his story.”

PREMIERE: Goody Grace gets nostalgic for a lost love “Pretend” video


Fast-rising Dallas rapper Tay Money has shared her new single “Brat,” a fierce and fiery collaboration with Atlanta-bred rapper Mulatto. The track is accompanied by a glammed-up video from Tay Money, recently hailed as “one of the hardest female rappers of our generation” by Flaunt.

Chuck Wicks Releases New Track ‘Solid Gold’

On the heels of signing with Verge Records, the label arm of global music solutions company ONErpm, Chuck Wicks returns with his first new release in two years, “Solid Gold,” available everywhere today.

“As a singer and songwriter, I will forever stand by my work on ‘Solid Gold,'” shares Wicks. “It checks all the boxes for me on what I love about country music and that’s the reason I wanted to lead with this song as I reintroduce myself as an artist.”

Chuck Wicks Releases First Music in Two Years With New Track, “Solid Gold”


The tender track that MTV called “enchanting” is about holding nothing back when it comes to repairing a damaged relationship or friendship as it beams raw emotion and highlights Mikey’s vast and intricate vocal prowess.

Crown and The Doubt share music video for “Ditry Little Secret” – First Look on Jammerzine

Today, Charleston rockers Crown and The Doubt share their new music video for “Dirty Little Secret” ahead of their self-titled album on the 24th. We partnered with Jammerzine to bring you a first look at the sinister and scandalous video. Take a first look below!

First Look: Crown and the Doubt – Dirty Little Secret

Trans Trenderz introduces roster w new single premiered on PAPER

Featuring Blxck Cxsper, Jae, Jupiter Gray, Heather Hills, and Lady Londyn, “Splash” marks the beginning of a new wave of Black Trans visibility in mainstream music. “This song shows the influence hip-hop, the voice of the people, has had on queer culture, and that Black Trans voices deserve to be included and valued in that space of the industry,” says artist, producer, and label founder, Blxck Cxsper.

Brooks Hudgins Shares “405 South” Via Glide

Today, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Brooks Hudgins shares “405 South.” Reflective and dynamic, Hudgins proves his musicianship as warm verses ramp up into electric, compelling choruses, documenting a breakup. Punctuated by gentle piano, the track builds to firey guitar riffs, ultimately ending in soft descent of acceptance of moving on. Glide premiered the track, praising it as “a junkyard pop number that moves with cryptic alt-rock of EEELs and Beck and a novel upstart brand of showmanship.”


After quietly amassing 70 million-plus views and streams, lending her powerhouse vocals to projects for DreamWorks, and building an audience of 700K social media followers, Angelic Montero unveils her debut mixtape, You Get Me?, today via The Heavy Group/Republic Records.

Himmelrum Share New LP via Louder Than War

Copenhagen-based shoegaze quartet Himmelrum are premiering their album Vand, Død & Ensomhed via Louder Than War. In an exclusive with the band, Louder Than War describes how the album was mostly written on the small island of Sejerø, enveloped by the sea, “the songs that arise out of their oceanside isolation are strikingly unnerving works that sound like the image of a salted night sky, interrupted by streaks of indigo light.” Such elemental and synesthetic motifs come through on the album, creating a striking ethereal sound, the title of the album translating to Water, Death, and Solitude. Vand, Død & Ensomhed sees the band using vocals for the first time in recordings, using the voice as an improvisational instrument.

Himmelrum: Vand, Død & Ensomhed – album review

Kali Uchis debuts “La Luz” video, Spanish language album forthcoming

“I hope to continue expressing myself freely forever through all styles, genres and mediums,” Kali says. “I hope my art inspires others to be free and express themselves too. Peace and love to all of Planet Earth. Thank you.”

Ginger Root Releases New Album ‘Rikki’ Via Acrophase Records

Today, Orange County’s Cameron Lew, aka Ginger Root, shares his new album, Rikki via Acrophase Records. Using innovative synths and taking influence from the Japanese City Pop music he listened to throughout his upbringing, Rikki sonically shapeshifts into lo-fi, modern disco tracks with melodies that groove into bursts of production. Lew truly embodies DIY, having written, produced, mastered, and played all instruments on Rikki as well as directed and edited the music videos for his singles “Karaoke,” “Out of State,” and “Le Chateau,” in addition to editing Madeline Kenney’s recent string of music videos, courtesy of his degree in film.

Sworn Amongst Ask for You to “Crucify” Them

Guitarist Ash definitely had some feelings and thoughts to share about the track: “This past year has been such a mixed feeling of emotion, so much uncertainty… But then in another light it’s provided people with time to reflect on themselves and deal with any hold backs.

Weight of Paradise New JIMKATA

“Weight of Paradise” is a track from the band’s highly anticipated album with the same name set for release in Spring 2021. The band has not released a full length in over four years. Jimkata has built a loyal following with relentless touring and has garnered acclaim for the likes of Billboard, LADYGUNN, Wonderland, Earmilk, American Songwriter among others.

Laura Benanti Releases Self-Titled Debut Album – Available Now From Sony Masterworks

Tony® Award-winning actress, singer, author and activist LAURA BENANTI today releases her self-titled debut album Laura Benanti. Available everywhere now from Sony Music Masterworks, the 11-track album features the versatile artist performing a mix of covers both classic and contemporary, breathing new spirit into everything from modern pop songs to jazz-influenced ballads.

Stephanie Lambring Releases ‘Autonomy’ // Out Now

The ability to make your own decisions—to truly own the course your life takes, is a freedom that can take a while to embrace. Five years after she walked away from her publishing deal, singer-songwriter Stephanie Lambring has returned to make an album on her own terms, titled Autonomy, out today.

Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Madison Cunningham Joins Anthony da Costa On His Latest Single

“Send my Regards” prominently features Madison Cunningham, whose 2019 album Who Are You Now was nominated for best Americana album at the 62 Annual Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone described her music as “a new spin on West Coast folk-rock, with classical tendencies, electric guitars, jazz-school chord changes and alt-rock strut all living under the same roof.”

Eric Prydz releases ‘NOPUS’, 1st Prydz release since 2016

Eric Prydz today finally released the fan favorite track NOPUS on Ministry of Sound Records/Three Six Zero Recordings, it’s been one of Prydz’s most requested IDs and releases since he first debuted it at a live show in 2016.

LA-based artist Willow Raye drops “ADHD” Video

“I was hiding my ADHD for so long and feeling insecure, but I want to bring awareness and help people feeling ok about it. Music helps me. I like to write about things that I deal with and make it into a more lighthearted song.” – Willow Raye

Lee Dwyze Shares “Weeds” Video Via M Magazine

Today singer-songwriter Lee Dewyze shares “Weeds”. MMusic premiered the track and video, praising “DeWyze’s simple and precise production delivers an emotionally powerful “Weeds.”” The prolific songwriter, who has had over 60+ syncs in film, TV, and commercials, returns to the scene with a powerful solo release that flaunts a profoundly-refreshing approach to music making.

BROKEASF and Rich the Kid Link Up On “Flute”

Southern spitfire rapper, BROKEASF teams up with Rich The Kid on “Flute” today via Good Money Global/Cinematic Music Group. On the animated track Broke and Rich’s energy is unmatched – they go back and forth spitting punchy metaphors and hardcore flows over a fast-paced flute. In the video directed by Rich Porter, he matches their zest elevating their lyrics with vibrant visuals.

French metalcore/rock newcomers DIZORDER premiered new single “Lili//Moon”

2 years ago, French modern metal/rock newcomers Dizorder released their debut EP called ‘Moon Phases’ which received a warm welcome with good critics and gave to the band the possibility to tour in France and Spain.

Now, the time has come for the Dizzygang to release a first full-length album called ‘SKY/LIGHT’, coming out on CD & Digital worldwide on December 11th.