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Jeremiah Fraites Teams Up With Paul Nicklen And SeaLegacy For Powerful “Maggie” Video

The Lumineers co-founder, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites has teamed up acclaimed videographer/marine biologist Paul Nicklen for a powerful video set to his new single “Maggie.” In close collaboration with SeaLegacy, 21st-century storytellers that use cutting-edge media to build community and restore the health and abundance of our oceans, the video features stunning footage of Alaska’s Bristol Bay in order to showcase the urgent action required to protect it from the proposed Pebble Mine, one of the largest proposed gold and copper mines in the world. If built, the mine poses a serious threat to the watershed, salmon, other fisheries, and grizzly bears, which could lead to an environmental disaster.

The new single “PIGS” from Deadhead Daisies

The new song PIGS by Deadhead Daisies was written as a reflection of the outcry & collective movements against racism and police brutality stemming from the George Floyd protests & civil unrest that marked 2020. “When we started recording this album we didn’t set out to write anything controversial, but it was unavoidable and that should be the point. It’s a sad song but also from a place of anger. It’s really about a feeling of helplessness that unfortunately seems to sum up the year so far.”


Today, Chicago singer/songwriter Ann Marie shares her gorgeous and gripping new video “You Can Have Him.” Directed by A Zae Production (Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Rich The Kid), the visual is a perfect counterpart to the R&B darling’s latest single — a slow-burning stunner that beautifully spotlights her intoxicating vocal range and gift for crafting unforgettable melodies.

Aliza Hava shares empowering music video “More Than Anything”

Santa Cruz singer-songwriter Aliza Hava shares a brand new music video for single “More Than Anything” from 2020 LP Natural State. We teamed up with V13 to give you the inside scoop on this empowering new video. Set on the shores of Davenport Beach, the music video provides the perfect backdrop to conjure up poignant sensations of determined passion mixed with deep introspection evoked in the song’s lyrics.

Dirt Miller shares new single + video, “Blinded By Substance,”

Los Angeles-based Alt-folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Dirt Miller, shares his new single, “Blinded By Substance,” along with a music video that he directed himself. Fitting with the theme of directing himself, the song is exactly what it sounds like it’s about — it’s Miller’s wounded healer story of going from an addict to a sober visionary, who’s sharing his experience with the world, in hopes of creating more hope for those who need it. Sometimes seeing someone else heal is enough proof that change is possible, and can serve as the spark to change and cause a ripple effect.

Dirt Miller Bares His Teeth Premiering Fightback Anthem, “Blinded by Substance”


Floridian 9-piece seeyousoon wowed recently with the reveal of their debut 14-track album ‘VIDÉ’, a body of work with dropped earlier this summer to widescale acclaim from The FADER, Pigeons and Planes, COLORS, The Joe Budden podcast and more, their genre free flows drawing comparison to the likes of Odd Future and Brockhampton. With Halloween approaching, the collective have put together a fantastic, purge-like video for their track ‘Every Time I Die’.

Video: Naomi The Goddess – Come Home

Debuting her new single, Come Home, Naomi tells the story of the longest year of her life. Losing her mother and raising her young siblings with minimal help, she gains strength to tell us the truth behind the industry lights.

Naomi is an innovative artist whose journey has just begun and nothing seems to stop this powerhouse from spreading light.

TANDM releases EP + focus track “Run”

Lead vocalist and guitarist Maxine Beck-Sinderby and drummer Thomas Franklin met serendipitously at a music studio in high school. The duo have since released two back-to-back EPs, titled “Reflections, Vol. 1” and “Reflections, Vol. 2”; achieving them features on CBC Radio, and City TV’s Breakfast Television Toronto.

RAHWAY “Stone” Music Video

Lindsey Stirling: Home for the Holidays live-streaming special

Since the release of her chart-topping holiday album Warmer In The Winter three years ago, Lindsey Stirling’s annual winter tour has become a fan-favorite across the country this time of year. Though touring may not be possible in 2020, the platinum-selling electronic artist, violinist, and multi-talented entertainer is keeping the tradition going by bringing a brand-new dazzling Christmas show direct to living rooms with the “Lindsey Stirling: Home for the Holidays” live-streaming special. The ticketed event, set for Saturday, December 12th, will air at two exclusive show times: 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern and 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. Following the second showing, the special will be available on demand for 72 hours. “Lindsey Stirling: Home for the Holidays” will feature Stirling performing favorite seasonal tunes, such as “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “All I Want For Christmas,” “Let It Snow” and “Sugar Plum Fairy,” brought to life by stylized sets, talented dancers and glittering costumes in a spectacle greater than any standard venue could provide. The exclusive experience will be over an hour of entertainment that is sure to keep viewers glued to their couches and screens.


In her new video, “Just Like You,” Donna Missal is a playful shapeshifter, morphing from garage band singer to angel to heartsick lover to dark butterfly. Yet amid all the roles she plays, Donna’s singular style shines bright in the clip, making it clear that there is no one quite like her. “Just Like You” is the latest in a series of videos to accompany songs from her new album, Lighter (Harvest Records). She directed the video with Erica Hernandez, the photographer who shot the album cover and the photographs for Donna’s press campaign.


Austin Lucas’ new album Alive In The Hot Zone was written and recorded in the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter/American uprising. This album represents a new direction for Austin, yet retains his distinctive voice and hyperliterate writing style. Contained are ten songs that serve as direct commentary regarding the ongoing global situation, isolation, fear and the indomitable spirit required to stand up against systemic racism and fascism, in a world spiraling out of control.

Alexander 23 Shares Video For His Tender Track “Brainstorm” Today

Bubbling LA-based artist, Alexander 23 shares the visual for his latest single “Brainstorm” today. On the emotional track he illustrates his thoughts on mental illness, he shares vulnerable lyrics to offer a helping hand for those who may need guidance overcoming life’s obstacles. Released ahead of Global Mental Health Day (October 10), Alexander also unveiled an exclusive merch design to commemorate those who struggle with the disorder and donated all proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Loveland Foundation.

Flawless Tha Don ft. Jag – “Dead Inside” (Music 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. For more content and updates follow Flawless Tha Don on all social media platforms.


You can practically hear the hustle in Enisa’s voice. Her petite frame belies a range as tall as the Empire State Building punctuated by blunt and bluesy Brooklyn sass. The New York-born Albanian singer and songwriter spikes pop with raw soul and endless attitude. Following her graduation from Edward R. Murrow High School, she attended Brooklyn College. She filmed a professional performance video for her cover of “Titanium” by David Guetta and Sia, and it exploded on social media with millions of views. Her take on Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” maintained this momentum.

WL shares “Show Me” from new album ADHD out 11/13 on Beacon Sound

Fusing spacious electronic minimalism, shimmering guitars, and the empyrean voice of Misty Mary, Portland’s WL (pronounced ‘well’) arrive at the end of 2020 with an album of lustrous, crystalline Left Coast pop that is destined to be a trusted companion during the long nights ahead. ADHD is a defining statement of purpose for the group, made during a time of personal upheaval and featuring an evocative song cycle that begs to be listened to on repeat. From the slow gallop of “Show Me’ to the all-consuming gale that is “Voices,” listening to the album from start to finish is like taking an autumnal walk across one of the city’s iconic bridges, a cinematic embrace that feels both protective and expansive.

New Zealand based rockers Hot Donnas deliver heat with new single ‘Two Brains’

Since 2017, Dunedin four-piece Hot Donnas have been creating music primed to get bodies moving, heads banging and brains hooked on their infectious melodies and fired up rock attitude.

Today, the band shares their next chapter, announcing their new EP, The Adventures of E-WAN, and from it their new single, ‘Two Brains’.

#1 Billboard Recording Artist Kendra Erika Releases New Single “Avalanche” with Untitled Magazine !

South Florida recording artist Kendra Erika releases her new single “Avalanche” today with Untitled Magazine. This single release comes after the success of Kendra’s recent single “So Fly,” whose music video boasts Kendra’s highest numbers to date with over a ½ Million views on YouTube! This follows Kendra’s single “Break the Wheel” that peaked in the Top Ten on the Billboard Dance Chart which is Kendra’s fifth track do so in the last 37th months, following her recent #1 single “Self-Control!”


SCARD: Ghost Cult Premieres “Impenetrable Will” From Portland Dark Ambient/Industrial Noise Project

Portland-based dark ambient/industrial noise project SCARD is pleased to unveil the caustic sounds of “Impenetrable Will.” Now playing at Ghost Cult, the demoralizing track comes off the impending Rusted Lock full-length, set to drop November 6th via Scry Recordings.

SCARD – led by one J. Huston – began in 2001 in Seattle before relocating to Portland a year later. Drawing from dark ambient, power electronics, death industrial, and black noise, SCARD unites their personal origins in the forested regions of Oregon with eventual scum of city life to create a harsh, layered, and multi-faceted sound.


Based in Glasgow, Nico started writing and composing at the age of six. With her distinctive blend of melodic lines and potent lyrics, Nico delivers an enchanting and memorable performance, most notably when performing her original material. A firm favourite in the Glasgow music scene, Nico used to host regular music nights, showcasing local talent with guest artists each week. Unable to perform live due to current restrictions, Nico has concentrated on live streaming and recording her debut EP, allowing her to gain new fans & media attention through the UK, Europe and the USA.

Nadia Vaeh – “1000 Cuts (LIVE)”

Pop artist, Nadia Vaeh, has released a live, jazzy-pop version of her single “1,000 Cuts.” This stripped-down version of the dark-pop single is about her stepping into her skin and owning all of who she is. For the release of this song, Vaeh will be donating proceeds to The Trevor Project.

seeyousoon – “Every Time I Die” (Music Video)

“Every Time I Die was a track that we started and finished in one shot. Kenny and Iggy laid down the production as the verses and chorus was being written. A true burst of energy and test of our chemistry during the writing process of the album. Although we weren’t necessarily aiming for it, the song ended up capturing Florida hip-hop’s essence in a really unique way. It’s a track that really shows its teeth, we can’t wait to play it live.”

Rocky Dawuni “Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1” EP

GRAMMY nominated Afro Roots singer, songwriter, producer and activist, Rocky Dawuni, is releasing a brand new EP on Friday October 30, 2020 entitled “Voice of Bunbon Vol. 1”

The new EP comes on the heels of his most recent full-length album “Beats of Zion” (2019) which received tremendous acclaim around the globe and featured five incredible music videos filmed in Ghana, India, the US and beyond.


Two months ago Bella Ferraro broke her seven year hiatus with the hypnotic ‘Her’ which re-introduced the Sydney-born, Manchester-based artist to listeners in a confident and experimental new light. Following in its footsteps, her intoxicating new single ‘Believe You’ (OUT NOW) proves why she has returned for good. With its high-energy rhythms and aggressively funky baseline, this unexpectedly invigorating sound from Ferraro will undoubtedly grab your attention.

Nightly Release “older” Music Video, Debut Album Out Now

“‘older’ – this and ‘time online’ are by far the most raw and personal songs on the record.” explains Nightly’s frontman, Jonathan Capeci. “When I got the idea for this song, I just wrote tons of lines in my phone and on my laptop over the course of the weekend. By that Sunday, I had a couple pages of thoughts sifted through to create the verses. It was honestly very hard to narrow it all down. I feel like I could have easily made 3 songs with everything that I had written.”

Nightly Lament Getting “older” In New Video


Global superstars Becky G and Ozuna have joined forces on their latest single “No Drama”, released today along with its music video which was premiered via MTV First Look in the United States and Latin America. The song and video are available now on all digital music platforms.

Becky G says, “I love this collab with Ozuna. . . I have always liked his music and I knew that together we could record something amazing. Now, perhaps more than ever before in our lives, less drama is something we all need, and this was part of the inspiration for the song.”

LO’99 unveils new house heater ‘Acid Worldwide’

Following remixes for PNAU, Stace Cadet & KLP, and working collabs with Dr Fresch & Taiki Nulight, LO’99 returns to Medium Rare with an acid house tinged badboi of a single. ‘Acid Worldwide’ gradually builds with precise automation and hooky chant, as synth work resonates straight down the middle to a solid acid bass-line. Breaking down into a chorus of city shout outs LO dials the oscillators up to 11 and delivers the tagline… “don’t drop bombs, drop acid”.

Brisbane’s SHAG ROCK get introspective on new single ‘FLICKER’

Landing on Spotify’s New Music Friday on release day the track is laden with groove-driven riffs and a dash of cheekiness synonymous with Australian surf rock. The song pays homage to their songwriting roots whilst representing their growth and maturity. Exploring the notions of self-comparison and fretting over the unknown, ‘Flicker’ looks at how one moment can change it all. “With everything in this world scaring us it only takes a flicker of someone’s eyes and suddenly you’re thinking of a future together,” explains guitarist and vocalist, Jacob Reed.


Made in Lagos will not only engulf listeners in the unique sounds, live instrumentation and vibes of Lagos, but will celebrate Wizkid’s love and appreciation for where he comes from and his inspirational journey with standout tracks such as “Blessed” and “Reckless.” The 14-track project includes features from an incredible group of chart-topping artists – Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R. Ella Mai and Starboy Entertainment’s youngest signee Terri.

TALIA ROSE follows up debut with dark alt-pop single ‘CUT MY NAILS’

Today Gold Coast native and newcomer, Talia Rose releases her second single ‘Cut My Nails’ through independent record label Beets & Bears.

Staying true to her brand of brooding lyrics and dark, alt-pop soundscapes, Talia follows up from her debut single ‘Losing My Mind’ with another moody, introspective tune ‘Cut My Nails’.