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Scenic Route to Alaska – New album ‘Time For Yourself’ out now!

Stream Time For Yourself on your preferred platform now. Our sixth release was self-produced with Colin Stewart (New Pornographers, Dan Mangan, Yukon Blonde, Sleepy Sun) and recorded in two separate sessions. We slept in the studio for the entire process and focused all of our energy and emotions into making the record as honest and approachable as possible.

TONY REED: Mos Generator frontman shares new solo album in full!

Mos Generator frontman and Seattle legend TONY REED shares his solo acoustic album ‘Funeral Suit’ in its entirety today, ahead of its release this November 6th on Ripple Music as part of their recent ‘Blood and Strings: The Ripple Acoustic” series.

“A candid and unvarnished look at undeniable talent of the musically possessed joined with decades of disciplined playing. There couldn’t be a more suitable home befitting these graceful songs than here.” — Riff Relevant

Streaming Now! Arcana’s Space Rock Opera “Letters From A Lost Soul | Act I: The World One Forms”

Highly detailed with layers of vocal, orchestral interludes and a passionate story can all be found in the debut EP from Canada’s Arcana. This is the first piece of many in what is already a vast and colorful universe that the band has created.

Aiming to have listeners embrace music that is never stagnant and come away inspired, Arcana has weaved a tale of love, tragedy, and perseverance in the story of Damien. The band shares the details on the premise of the first act.

Arcana Shares a Tale of Love and Loss with the Debut EP, ‘Letters From a Lost Soul’ [Premiere]

FARER: Dutch doom/noise trio premiere “Phanes” video, new album “Monad” out in November

Hailing from the Netherlands, doom/noise trio FARER conspire with Tartarus Records and Aesthetic Death to release “Monad”, the band’s first album, on November 20th 2020.

Farer Premiere “Phanes” Video; Monad out Nov. 20

The King’s Parade share dark visuals ‘Brother’

London based alt-soul outfit, The King’s Parade just revealed the video for their latest single, ‘Brother’. Darker in tone than anything they have released before, the video focuses on a sinister incident that takes place between two brothers while on the coast. Talking about the video, frontman Olly Corpe explains: “This is without a doubt one of the most challenging and potentially dangerous videos we’ve ever made. It involved taking a seven year old boy in a dinghy out onto a choppy sea while Sam and I had to keep hold of the boat at all times, and duck underwater at regular intervals to stay out of shot. The team also had to contend with capturing the main sequence in one shot whilst remembering that the whole video would be shown backwards, and in slow motion…”

DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY Unveil New Music Video ‘Agonize’

DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY is delivering another act of rock and roll chaos with “Agonize,” the band’s third music video from their new album Doves In Glass Houses, available digitally worldwide. Like any good mystery, Doves In Glass Houses peels back the layers of a compelling, emotional and dramatic life led by DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY linchpin and vocalist Michael Orlando. The overcoming of demons and redemption reveals the answers and other intriguing questions paralyzing Orlando’s life.

Nadia Vaeh // “1000 Cuts (Live)”

Along with the newly reimagined release of the track, Vaeh is also gearing up to release a new video with Boi Band for the song on November 10th. “Getting to film this video with Boi Band was such an incredible experience. They were all so warm and welcoming, and I felt like a bonus member,” explains Vaeh. The video was an integral part of the journey of loving herself and finding a way to express a piece of her that she was terrified to look at.

FORTÍÐ release ‘Pandemic’ video

FORTÍÐ have unleashed a video for a hard hitting track with the prophetic title ‘Pandemic’, which is taken as the second single from the Icelandic pagan metal duo’s forthcoming sixth full-length, “World Serpent”, wich has been slated for release on December 11th.

EYES: Copenhagen Hardcore Quintet Releases “Swim” Angry Music Sessions Live Video Via Mathcore Index

Denmark’s twisted hardcore mongers EYES released their debut album, Underperformer, in September, scorching everything in earshot with their unique fusion of punk and metallic hardcore, leaving no confronted soul unstirred through their fantastically entertaining music videos. As every other band on planet earth, they have not been able to tour due to the ongoing pandemic, but now there’s some action available for the hungry hardcore hordes out there.

Jade Bird Returns with triumphant single “Headstart”

Written at the start of 2020, off the back of a year spent on the road, “Headstart” is the first new music to come from Jade Bird since the release of her hugely-loved debut album last year – an album that saw the UK singer-songwriter become one of the most cherished and highly regarded songwriters of her generation, setting the bar for female musicianship in the current age and earning a burgeoning and dedicated fanbase along the way. Her mature and sharply observed narrative vignettes showcased her completely individual flair for storytelling and matched with her distinctive voice caught the minds and attention of anyone that heard her – be it going #1 on AAA radio, on stage live at Glastonbury, performing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon or at one of the countless sold-out headline shows across the globe that she has now played.

Ra Releases New Single “Intercorrupted” + Watch Official Music Video

Ra released their new single titled “Intercorrupted” along with an accompanying video. The single will be on the band’s upcoming album, also titled Intercorrupted that will come out via Wake Up! Music Rocks on March 19, 2021.

Ballaké Sissoko | new album & single via No Format (Oumou Sangaré)

Ballaké’s new album ‘Djourou’ will be released through French indie Nø Førmat! (also home to Oumou Sangaré & Blick Bassy) in Feb 2021 – he’s trailing the announcement today with lead track, ‘Frotter Les Mains’ (which translates as ‘rub hands’, referencing the percussive elements Ballaké created in the studio) a collaboration with French rapper Oxmo Puccino.

Montreal’s rising star Lubalin shares moody new music video

Today, Montreal R&B/Hip-Hop artist Lubalin releases a stunning new music video for “floating” a song from his recently released debut self-titled EP. Indie Hip-Hop debuted the new video.

“floating” follows the success of Lubalin EP and builds off of the moody theme set in his last music video “don’t know”. Cathartic and contemplative, the video showcases dark tones that build ominously to a mesmerizing and spell-binding climactic finish.

Canadian Pop artist Andrew Jahn inspires as he releases single “In The Night”

Inspired by his religious beliefs, Andrew wants to create music that highlights human dignity and love; and overcoming fear and adversity with hope and faith. Andrew Jahn’s upcoming album “The Journey Within”, deals with four main human emotions and experiences related to hope, sorrow, grief and joy. The songs are a mixture of two different contrasting elements: darkness versus light. Jahn describes his sound as an intense orchestral pop sound, with soaring choruses and inspirational vibes. Lyrically, he is inspired by fear, courage, self-actualization, freedom, despair, hope and love.

Max Cooper and Rob Clouth remix Jon Gurd’s ‘The Dream’

‘The Dream’, one of the more melodious singles off Jon Gurd’s powerful 2020 album ‘Lion’ now receives the remix treatment from the famed forward-thinking producer and multi-disciplinary artist Max Cooper and electronic musician, sound designer, and new media artist Rob Clouth.

VP Records Featured on Spotify’s ‘Legendary Labels’ Playlist

Spotify features VP Records in its ‘Legendary Labels’ playlist series highlighting some of the signature hits the label is known for.

The Legendary Labels playlist is a key terminus for music fans, particularly those interested in learning a labels catalog, to hear titles that helped solidify artists careers. The VP Records Legendary Label playlist is 50 songs and over 3 hours of music. The playlist features reggae staples like Tarrus Riley “She’s Royal,” Beres Hammond “I Feel Good,” Beenie Man “Who Am I” and Busy Signal “Stay So.”

Bósa Teams up with Beats Antique for Mesmerizing Single “Ouroboros”

Los Angeles based duo Bósa (Stephan Jacobs and SuneV) joins forces with longstanding friends, legendary Bay Area world fusion trio Beats Antique for the tribal inspired “Ouroboros,” out now on Beats Antique Records. Bósa and Beats Antique merge hypnotic beats with organic instrumentation, while Sidecar Tommy smashes out syncopated rhythms, and Stephan Jacobs churns out an inspiring palate of galactic synth sounds. The result is an intricately woven and complex tapestry of sonic euphoria.

Camp Luna releases atmospheric new single ‘Honesty’

Brisbane singer-songwriter and producer Camp Luna delivers a new electronic-pop track called ‘Honesty’.

‘Honesty’ was made in humble settings, made exclusively in bedrooms and with minimal equipment. Camp Luna puts his heart on his sleeve in his new track which delves into facing fears and letting people know who you really are. “There is something about having to put it out there; a self-awareness that can become an insulator; an armour of sorts,” says Colin, aka Camp Luna.


Fans of Ball Park Music and Jungle Giants will love Room 309’s bouncing, sun soaked riffs that flow from start to finish, while darker lyrics, about the dissatisfaction of how life has turned out, underpin the jumping, frolicking licks to great effect; the kind of juxtaposition of lyrics and cruisey vibes in classics like Pumped Up Kicks!

Alice Ray – new video ‘Lost in The Dark’

It’s the title track from Alice’s upcoming debut EP, which is out on November 27th, and which charts the start, end and aftermath of a period of uncertainty and loss of self, forming a moving and personal journey of realisation. Stylistically, it straddles the lines between pop, folk and electronica, with beautiful melodicism juxtaposed elsewhere with warped synth lines.

BRADFORD – Release: “Down-Faced Doll” Single || First Album in 30+ Years in 2021

Distressed of sound and disturbed of subject matter, “Down-Faced Doll” sees the classic indie outfit connect with their dark-sides to deliver a cacophonous alt/folk stomp unlike anything they’ve released before. Based on a chilling true story told through the eyes of a discarded toy, its lyrics like clues, begin to lay evidence to a scene enough to turn anyone’s blood blue.