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Elli Perry’s “Glynn County” Reckons with Southern Complacency, Complicity // Out Now

Elli Perry has lived in Glynn County, Ga., on and off throughout her life. It’s the same county where Ahmaud Arbery lived and died in February of this year, after being chased and shot by three white men during his afternoon run. The Bitter Southerner says the song “cuts to the core of Perry’s reality as a white woman from the South attempting to reckon with the culture and class she was raised in — one that continues to uphold violence against Black neighbors with its ‘polite’ and resolute silence.” The song is available now, by donation only—100 percent of proceeds go to YOUth Speak Justice, an organization founded and led by youth in the area in response to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Their mission is to engage young people in social justice work and community-led activism and amplify our youth’s critical role in the fight to dismantle systemic racism.

ICYMI- St. Lorelei Release Their Debut LP ‘Beast’

New Orleans based band St. Lorelei’s released their debut album ‘Beast’ on Friday and we’re already receiving reports that the band would be a perfect fit on a Twin Peaks soundtrack.

Lowertown Release “Best Person You Know” + New EP Coming Soon on Dirty Hit

Lowertown’s Olivia Osby and Avsha Weinberg first met in math class in high school after discovering their shared love for DIY music, and now they create, record, produce and master all of their tracks from their basement studio. Their music mixes lush instrumentation, samples, synthesizers and homemade ambiance paired with moody vocals and lyrics. They released their debut single “George” in 2018 (recorded when the pair were just 16 years old) and subsequent debut LP Friends in 2019 which garnered millions of organic streams on Spotify. Osby and Weinberg graduated during the pandemic and are now part of the Dirty Hit roster, with an EP in the works for a December release produced entirely by Weinberg. Influenced by the likes of Aphex Twin, Modest Mouse, Radiohead, (Sandy) Alex G, and Animal Collective, Lowertown have already drawn acclaim from The Guardian who praised their “intricate prettiness and Oliva Osby’s spirited frustration.”

Kissing Candice New Video “Tapeworm”

Kissing Candice has been leaving their horror-imprint of heavy metal since 2012. They’ve set an indelible design with their music and trademark masks. Now with the release of their single/video “Tapeworm” they’ve brought it all together as the five members of Kissing Candice have teamed up with a few different special effects artists to create their new masks.

Exclusive pics/info: Kissing Candice teams with Tom Savini on new masks, launches new video and comic

New > Torn Hawk shares ‘Lords of Nothing Left’ > from ‘Here Comes Language’ LP

Luke Wyatt, the artist best known as Torn Hawk, shifts from his near-exclusive focus on instrumental music to bring you Here Comes Language. The sixth album from Torn Hawk, it is the first to feature his voice on every track.

Words deployed sideways arrive tangled up with other words, as meaning flickers in and out of resolution. This oblique verbal web joins familiar TH hallmarks of melodic invention and shimmering, scrawled guitar to create a joyfully genreless collection of tracks.

SHARONE Releases Darkly Inspiring Music Video for “Fade Away;”

Introducing an alternative spiritual element to the Halloween season, Dark Rock artist SHARONE has released the visually compelling official music video for her empyreal new single, “Fade Away.” Directed by Kyle Lamar at Digital Myle, “Fade Away” is the second track off of the enigmatic artist’s upcoming LP, Morbid Illusion, due out 5/28/2021 via Devil Inside Records.

ACTORS – Stream the NEW single “Love U More”

We have spent the last two years on the road touring behind our debut album, It Will Come To You. Our new song, “Love U More,” first came to life as we barrelled down the autobahn at 190 kilometres an hour last year, the opening synth line’s melody looping through lead ACTOR, Jason Corbett’s head.

IAN ABEL Releases Official Music Video for “All for Love”

L.A. Based Singer / Songwriter IAN ABEL has released the official music video for his new single, “All for Love.” Filmed at the Troubadour on May 31st, 2019, by Mitch Parks, “All for Love” is the artist’s fifth studio release.

French Metallers Sound Of Memories debuted new single “Altered”

A few weeks after sharing a first excerpt of their forthcoming effort with the song “The Mirror Behind”, French melodic death-metallers Sound Of Memories just premiered another track from their new album with “Altered” available right now on YouTube.

Both songs will feature on ‘The Sand Within’ coming out this fall on CD & Digital thanks to Domino Media Group (Colossus Of Destiny…) while physical/digital pre-orders are opened right now on Bandcamp.

Vocalist CHRIS CONNELLY Joins Guitarist MARK GEMINI THWAITE For New Single!

Industrial icon meets goth god on this spectacular collaboration between Chris Connelly, best known for his work alongside Al Jourgensen in both Ministry and Revolting Cocks, and Mark Gemini Thwaite, a much in-demand guitarist who has played with numerous bands over the years including The Mission, Tricky, Peter Murphy and more! Together, the pair offer this brilliant re-working of the 1975 soul classic, originally performed by British group Ace, “How Long.” This heartbreaking tale of romantic betrayal packs even more of an emotional wallop than the original thanks to an outstanding Bowie-esque vocal performance from Connelly and Thwaite’s subtle yet superbly effective guitar work.

CODE NOIR: Greek/Swedish duo reveals new track “Supersonic” from the upcoming EP

Heavy metal/rock pair Code Noir’s upcoming five-song EP, Jack of All Spades, explores the darkness of the human psyche, drawing from principal songwriter Michael T’s experiences and insight as a professional psychologist. As the final and the second single of the mini-album, the Greek/Swedish group shares the track “Supersonic.”

VIDEO PREMIERE: Code Noir – Supersonic

Zoon Shares “Landscapes” Video Via KEXP

Today, Zoon reveals the intense and aurally confounding video for “Landscapes.” KEXP premiered the video, praising it as “a chaotic collage of idyllic nature versus bleak, capitalist reality.” At its core, the track is driven by enlightening observations about inequality. Daniel expands on the intent of the song and the purpose of the inescapable and addictive loop within the track.

Ready for broadcast… Hero from Australian hip hop artist Crackan

Josh Crackan better known as Crackan is a 25 year old rapper/producer and entrepreneur from Adelaide, south Australia. While living in London at age 11 a friend showed him Lil Wayne, Birdman, Purple City Byrd gang and Dipset, he had already grown a love for music through acts like U2, RHCP, and Dire Straits, but this was his introduction to the world of Hip Hop which became a life long passion and retreat from an abusive family life.

Kick off the week with multi-instrumentalist Fritz Hutchison’s charming new video!

Kansas-City born and bred, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist Fritz Hutchison returns with a charming DIY music video for “Cold Comfort”, the third single from his debut album Wide Wild Acres on Center Cut Records.

Queer Pop Artist Pat Reilly Releases New Single “Act of Love”

Prince of the Night is Reilly’s debut EP and will consist of five tracks, two of which will be released as singles ahead of the full release. The project offers an intimate glimpse into this strange and spectacular year of isolation as Reilly takes us on a journey through his own emotional landscape, purging his pain, and coming to terms with every element of his being. “‘Prince of the Night’ is a release from all the pain I’ve been holding onto, that I wasn’t even conscious of prior, because I could distract myself with work, people, strangers, and my ambition,” he writes. “It flows in and out of the healthy and unhealthy POV that a relationship with another, with myself, and with my environment can take.” The album and single artwork was inspired by female superheroes — Scarlet Witch, Storm, Jean Grey, Mystique — and the women that inspire Reilly. “They manage to go to battle while still looking hot,” he quips. “And that’s how I felt during this quarantine — watch out trauma: because you may be ugly, but I’m not!”