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Crimson Calamity “Ghost” Official Video

​Crimson Calamity bring the eerie atmosphere of their new single, “Ghost,” to life in a hauntingly breathtaking music video. Directed by Mike Darling, the tragic track about lingering love features choreography from the talented Lizzie Clark. As the dancers, Kittrell Poe & Anna Gustafson, spin and lift to the immense melody, their bodies’ fluid movement entices the audience to journey within the emotional turmoil of the music.

Kat Hamilton Shares Debut LP ‘Recovery Songs,’

On Friday, Kat Hamilton shared her debut solo album, Recovery Songs. Following her five-year run as front woman of Manic Pixi, Hamilton has shifted gears to focus on creating this intimate, solo record, which tells stories of her personal struggles and experiences, and resilience.

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King Khan shares colorful video from new jazz album

Made as a tribute to Katherine Dunham, “matriarch and queen mother of black dance”, the video features Brontez Purnell, who learned at her school of dance, whose alumni also included Eartha Kitt… The song feature’s Marshall Allen & Knoel Scott of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Ben Ra from the Shrines, Davide Zolli from the mojomatics, as well as John Convertino, from Calexico on drums. King Khan wrote this piece as a “celestial ode to Sun Ra” and specifically requested Brontez to do a tribute to the great Katherine Dunham in the video. Call it an incantation or voodoo blessing if you want, but this intergalactic meeting of the minds happened during the pandemic, uniting souls and sounds from Berlin, Tucson, Oakland, Koln, Venice and back to the Sun Ra House in Philly. Celebrate the music of the spheres and enjoy the flight!

BLEED THE SKY Release New Single “The Devil Will See You Now (TDWSYN)”

“The Devil Will See You Now” has been through the ringer. This song was written, scrapped, re-written, scrapped again, put on the shelf for months, then finally revisited, reconstructed, re-recorded and now ready for release! We poured our highest levels of aggressive songwriting into this one, and loved every second of it. Lyrically, this song is a very deliberate stand against anyone who has ever harmed an innocent. There is a special place in hell for anyone who preys on the young, and it especially strikes a nerve with us when predators are people of [faith]” says the band.

In Parallel (Ex-members of Celebrity & Hopesfall) Debut “Threat Of Heaven” Music Video

In Parallel’s latest EP “Fashioner” is out now via Wiretap Records. Mixed by Ken Andrews of Failure, Year Of The Rabbit

The seeds of In Parallel were planted late at night almost 5+ years ago in the back room of a picture frame shop. With nothing more than a looped electronic drum sample and a few guitars, the first notes became the framework of the song “Bridge and Tunnel.” This particular song and its lyric “walk through waves and wade where others won’t – choose your words, say what others don’t” became a mission statement of sorts – a musical rebirth for its four members.

My Dear Mycroft Shares ‘Heaven’s Entertainment’ LP Via The Big Takeover

Today, New York-based trio My Dear Mycroft share their debut LP Heaven’s Entertainment. The Big Takeover premiered the album with an exclusive track-by-track interview with the band, praising how Heaven’s Entertainment’s “sonic landscape is full of mysterious caverns, impressionistic and full of hidden wonders.”

Grandbrothers share cinematic “All the Unknown” video

Today Grandbrothers have shared a cinematic new video for “All The Unknown,” the title track from their third album which is set for a January 15th release on City Slang.

The visually striking, surreal clip explores and maximizes the dramatic builds and crescendos within Grandbrothers’ expressive music. Speaking on the video, the band comment: “We worked closely with our good friends and filmmakers Manfred Borsch and Malte Thuilot, because they had us hooked with their ideas and vision for this project. We felt that they could perfectly put into pictures, what we only can express with music.”

Vocal Powerhouse Bri Fletcher Unveils Official “Therapy” Music Video

Emerging vocal powerhouse Bri Fletcher has released the official music video for her “beautifully raw” (Cowgirl Magazine) track, “Therapy.” The video features Fletcher acting as a reluctant therapist for a friend in need which in turn creates turmoil in her own relationship. Fletcher’s “Therapy” music video made its broadcast premiere this morning on The Country Network and will continue to air multiple times throughout the week.

Wyoming Punks SYSTEM RESTORE Urge You To “Wash Your Hands”

The band says, “Wash Your Hands was written by our former lead guitar player Mike Toups. He is a wicked germaphobe. When he would tour with us, he would take a gallon of hand sanitizer with us to every location. This song was written and recorded pre-covid; tracked, mixed, and mastered by Felipe Patino of Green Door Recordings. We had a lot of fun writing and recording this song. We hope you all enjoy it, And remember to always wash your hands!”

Gothic Singer ELLE NOIR Unveils Her New Video: “Like A Black Doll.”

Following the heels of her recent video, “The Day I Died,” Italian gothic singer ELLE NOIR unveils her latest video – the title track from her upcoming EP, Like A Black Doll.

“Like a Black Doll” is a nightmare with different levels of meaning.

At first sight it’s the image of a girl who can’t react to life, who closes herself in her dark inner world and surrounds herself with things that can’t hurt her.

But deep down, the song tells about a traumatic situation of my childhood, which I do not talk about but have been able to elaborate on over the years thanks to music. It is one of the reasons that pushed me to sing, to use my voice and my songs to exorcise my demons.”


Blakkamoore is excited to announce the Deluxe Edition of Upward Spiral due out Nov. 13th with Lustre Kings Productions on all streaming platforms and as a limited edition double CD. Upward Spiral Deluxe Edition is a reflection of his growth and development from a culmination of working with A-list musicians and producers along with Blakkamoore’s endless creativity and drive to create a truly unique sonic experience. The new album blends together genres representing the scope of Blakkamoore’s work including reggae, hip-hop, electronic, dancehall and pop sensibilities.

Grace Pettis Releases New Single/Video

Featuring co-production and keyboard contributions from fellow Austin native Alejandro Rose-Garcia (Shakey Graves), the uptempo track was mixed by Grammy® winner Andy Zulla (Kelly Clarkson). But the accompanying video to “Drop Another Pin” required a heap of DIY from Grace as she made it at home during lockdown. Conceived and directed by Grace, husband Cris Lopez (New Wildebeest) filmed it in 4K on a cellphone. Grace then edited, color-corrected and added overlays of stock footage. The result is both fresh and retro, with the imagery of an old time projector bringing out a classic VCR- looking time stamp.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids Unveil “Where They At”

Snotty Nose Rez Kids is a Haisla Hip-Hop duo from Kitimat, BC, composed of rappers/producers Yung Trybez & Young D. They opened 2020 with their first EP release, Born Deadly, to promote their first headline US tour. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the tour was postponed to 2021. The pair are currently working on their next full-length album set for release mid-2021.


“When I describe ‘For Ya’ to anyone, I simply say, ‘It’s such a vibe.’ I think my past songs have been a bit more up-tempo and, although I feel every song I release is different from the ones before, ‘For Ya’ is different also because it’s about how someone makes you feel when you’re in love and you’ll do anything for them. I wanted the video to also express that same vibe and feel like you were in a trance while listening and watching without doing too much…just minimalistic and cinematically pleasing,” says Paloma Mami.


Since its release in August, “Why Do You Lie To Me” has racked up over 26 million combined global streams. The track has earned strong radio support from BBC Radio 1 and other major stations around the world. Topic recently shared the Why Do You Lie To Me Remixes EP, which includes reworks from fellow German dance music talents Keanu Silva and viral duo twocolors, whose remix has already surpassed a million streams on Spotify. Topic, who has over 22 million monthly listeners on Spotify, speaks with Flaunt Magazine about working with A7S and Lil Baby in this feature.

Watch UK rapper Enny in “Peng Black Girls”

South East London rapper & singer Enny drops the video for new single “Peng Black Girls”. Directed by Otis Dominique, the video serves as both a stunning artistic statement and a vital call for unity and empowerment between Black women everywhere. Describing the video, Enny says “The PBG video is sort of an ode to being multI-dimensional. We can be classy cultured or hood’ but there’s no right or wrong way to be a black girl/woman”

UTHULLUN: US black metal entity premiere new track “Silence”, debut album

Wolves Of Hades is proud to present UTHULLUN’s highly anticipated debut album, “Dirges for the Void”, on vinyl LP format. The record is set to be released on November 13th 2020.

Today, No Clean Singing is hosting an exclusive premiere of “Silence”, the second track of the album.


Los Angeles Indie/Funk/Punk Band ESPRESSO Drop New Single + Video “Bottles”

The band has been active in the Echo Park/Silver Lake DIY scene and beyond since 2015, winning fans over at beloved venues like The Smell, Highland Park’s recently shut down Hi-Hat, and the Echo. Since forming, the band has played well over 200 shows from California’s Coast to New York, and many places in between.

Gianna Lauren releases stunning video for new single “Closed Chapter”

Ahead of her forthcoming EP, Vanity Metrics, Gianna Lauren unveils “Closed Chapter” – a new single recently heralded by The New York Times. The track is a blunt look at the vicious and endless cycle of social media on our lives.

dodie “Cool Girl” video + debut album out March 2021

dodie today reveals the stunning video for “Cool Girl”, the first single to be lifted from her debut album Build A Problem, to be released on March 5th 2021. Premiering as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on launch and trending at #3 on Twitter, “Cool Girl” reveals the vulnerability of a young woman communicating her story, hiding nothing. It was only natural for the visual representation of the track to be as carefully crafted, with dodie working closely alongside director Charlie Di Placido (Nines, Kojey Radical, JUNGLE) and choreographer Miranda Chambers.

The Avett Brothers “This Land Is Your Land”

The cinematic and beautiful piece was directed by the Emmy-winning Samuel Bayer, whose credits include some of the most iconic music videos of all time, including Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Blind Melon’s “No Rain,” and Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” among others. The song will also be made available as a digital single on Friday, November 6.

Kayla Williams Shares Gorgeous new single, “Stealing From My Youth”

Her new single, “Stealing From My Youth,” was recorded with JUNO Award winning producer, Spencer Cheyne (Jocelyn Alice, Brett Kissel). “I wrote this song in the midst of the chaos when we were mostly housebound,” says Williams. “In many ways, not being able to live life ‘normally’ felt like there were days being taken from me, like the pandemic was stealing from my youth”.


Alandon was raised in the Waterhouse neighborhood of Kingston, Jamaica. Musical creation is in his DNA, being related to the legendary King Tubby, considered the godfather of dub. Unlike his famous relative, though, Alandon brings his musicality to the mic. He moved to the USA as a teenager and now resides in Hartford, CT, where his burgeoning musical style took shape. He has played around the country, opening for and sharing the bill with reggae superstars like Beenie Man, Chronixx, I-Octane. Movado, Konshens, Spragga Benz, and Elephant Man. His “Play With Fire” is the perfect kick off for the Star Chile EP.


Speaking on the track Claudia explains, “‘4:15’ is really where it all began for me. As a songwriter this song opened so many doors to different opportunities and really changed my life. It was a defining moment in my career and really let people know who I was as an artist. It’s a bit of a f*cked up love story about that one guy that you just can’t shake. No matter how many times you tell yourself not to go there, when that knock on your door comes, you can’t help yourself. It’s anthem for anyone familiar with those late night ‘u up’ texts. It’s such an important song to me and I’m beyond excited to share it with the world.”