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Tigers On Opium and Skulldozer Members Cover Melvins to Benefit Don’t Shoot PDX

Community outreach and donation is a great way to get involved in positively affecting the people around us. In the spirit of raising awareness, Tigers On Opium collaborated with members of Skulldozer to cover Melvin’s “Hooch” and make this music video in hopes of inspiring people to look up a great organization, Don’t Shoot PDX, and consider DONATING!

Single: Taylor C’Mone – Reckless

Taylor C’Mone presents her debut single “Reckless”, off of her upcoming album entitled “WOMAN”.

Feeling the need to take her singing to the next level, the Neo Soul artist started writing her own music in the beginning of 2020.

Not wasting any time, she premiered “Reckless” along with the official music video late October during a private screening at the Paseo Camarillo Movie Theatre.

Now available to the public, her debut single has been released on all digital platforms.


Memphis, TN rockers Every Mother’s Nightmare (EMN) launched the second video, ‘Here’s To The Ones’ from their dynamic new album ‘RESURRECT THE FAITHFUL’.

Brickboydior Emphatically Asserts He’s Here to Stay in “Dreams & Nightmares”

Radiating an otherworldly confidence, Brickboydior is determined to reach the top of the rap game with his aggressive rhyming style. Demonstrating his natural spitting ability, Brick shares “Dreams & Nightmares,” his latest music video. Taking a moment to reflect on his come-up, Brick applies his full-throated, raspy voice to a dramatic piano-and-strings instrumental, employing a variety of flows to promise that he’ll never stop going in: “I’ve been workin so hard, I might get me a plaque/All night in the booth, I ain’t never goin’ flat/Gotta spaz on that b*tch when I hop on the track.” “Dreams & Nightmares” is an inspirational follow-up to his hard-hitting “Talk My Sh*t,” a collaboration with TOKYO’S REVENGE, which has over 230k combined streams on YouTube and Spotify.

Multifaceted talent Jay Bizzy reveals brand new single “Gotta Do” ahead of EP release

Jay is a singer, composer & multi-instrumentalist at just 20 – starting his career as young as 12 – where he learnt to play seven instruments including the piano, bass and guitar. Building upon his musical experiences through the church, Jay went on to lead as Musical Director at the age of 15, using these earlier years to strengthen his musical talents, lacing releases with a combination of strings, keys and smooth melodies driven by influence from artists including Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, Jason Derulo.

Ovie – ‘One More Time’

The seasoned star is not only a talented musician, he is involved in many aspects of the creative process. He has directed, produced, edited, colour graded and VFX the music video for ‘One More Time’.

Pandora Celebrates Diwali with Raja Kumari and Diwali Party Playlist

Pandora is celebrating Diwali with Raja Kumari and a new Diwali Party Playlist, just in time for the Indian festival of lights on Saturday, November 14. One of the most popular holidays in Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.

Pandora Stories: Raja Kumari Forges Her Own Lane: With her new music, Raja Kumari is pushing herself vocally, lyrically and spiritually. On the eve of Diwali, the Indian-American rapper, songwriter and singer shares her newfound perspective on karma, personifying the goddess Kali in her lyrics and how she’s creating her own unique destiny in two countries.

Looms unveil new single “Obvious” via FLOOD Magazine

The track premiered via FLOOD Magazine who noted it lands, “somewhere between the alt-country flavors of Wilco and the heartland rock inclinations of The War on Drugs.”

On the track, the band’s Sharif Mekawy (lead vox, guitar, keys) shares, “this is a song about realizing how obvious your feelings are for someone after being so uncertain.”

Looms Experience Clarity on Their New Single “Obvious”

Ekelle – ‘Why’

I am sharing “Why” with you today, a breakup song that isn’t the kind where you stay down forever. It’s about knowing that you deserve better and moving on.

Some people like to say forgive and forget, but I don’t believe in that. If someone has been awful to you, you should forgive yourself and treat the experience as a lesson. This should serve as an example as to how you shouldn’t be treated.

Turkish Composer Elif Yalvaç Shares New Single “Freak Box”

Elif explains the track title: “A Freak Box is a tool that generates basic sound waves. Just like a Game Boy, the sounds it generates are limited, but you can create a world of “noise” with them. This piece represents the “2020 side” of things. I was locked inside a room, and sometimes it did not feel safe. There were threads that, sometimes, felt bigger than the thread of the virus. Instead of being trapped in that room, I dove into the world of Freak Box and Game Boy, and they helped me survive. “Freak Box,” is a duet between the two tools. Both are portable “boxes,” but when I dive into them, I dive into a huge world. I also utilize microsound techniques in this piece — a technique I studied at MIAM — and the song’s ending connects with the rest of the album. It’s an eerie sound; the eerie side of our planet.“

PROFANITY: German tech death institution to release new album “Fragments of Solace” in December

German tech death metal institution PROFANITY will release their highly anticipated new album “Fragments of Solace” on December 4th, 2020.

The mission for this release is clear:

“We wanted to transport the vibe of the most important death metal releases for us from the 90s into the present and mix it with our vision of extreme music. For the type of music we play, some of the most influential albums were released in the 90s. This is the music we grew up with. This is the music we love and appreciate and of course we still listen to today.”


Genus Ordinis Dei present “Examination”, fourth episode extracted from their metal work entitled Glare of Deliverance, scheduled for release on December 4th via Eclipse Records.

“Examination” continues Eleanor’s story, resuming where the previous episode “Edict” stopped. The Holy Inquisition captured her after a brutal chase in the forest and now has her in its clutches. The Inquisitor demands the truth, at all costs, but Eleanor treasures it jealously inside of her. Who will prevail?!


7 Stone Riot began the process of creating something different back in April just as everything began shutting down. The band decided it was time to create something unique that would speak their vision. Through their music, these perceptions, their “Manipulation” came together, and the main goal was solidified.


In honor of Singles’ Day, genre bending singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fousheé releases her new single “single af” via Trackmasters Entertainment/RCA Records.


Atlantic recording artist Kodak Black is back with BILL ISRAEL. With features from Gucci Mane, Tory Lanez, Lil Yachty, and more, the stacked LP marks his first project since 2018’s gold certified DYING TO LIVE. BILL ISRAEL is available now via DSPs and streaming services –

POLYPHOZIA: Suitcase Of Voices Full-Length Now Streaming At Circuit Sweet

As Wenzhou, China-based rock trio POLYPHOZIA prepares to release their Suitcase Of Voices debut album through Nefarious Industries this Friday, the entire album is now streaming early through an exclusive feature hosted by Circuit Sweet.

Suitcase Of Voices showcases POLYPHOZIA’s fusion of grunge, shoegaze, and progressive rock. The band seamlessly weaves the record’s ten tracks together in a narrative dealing with the aftermath of a relationship-ending argument. Suitcase Of Voices was recorded by the band members at several studios, their homes, and more throughout Wenzhou during the Spring and Summer of 2019, giving the album a very rich, organic sound. The record was mixed by David Klug at David Klug Studio and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering.

Chicago’s Judson Claiborne (supported Bill Callahan, Neko Case and Lower Dens) | Shares new single

The new track finds Chris turning his focus to the project of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, critiquing the role of those four figures and the rose-tinted glasses that we often view them through whilst turning a blind eye to the racism and misogyny that they perpetuated. It plays in with the rest of the EP’s themes of sharp observations that have critiqued the “Trimmergrant” situation in California and the mysterious disappearances of marijuana growers, as well as Salveter’s thoughts on the climate crisis/how it is effecting biological reproduction.


Atlantic Records’ Bri Steves has us reminiscing nights at the club with the Janoff-directed visual for “Sober.” The rapper embraces her feminine side in the bedroom while holding it down in the bar neon lights at the bar in the visual for her latest single off the forthcoming EP. The track was written by Bri Steves and Akeel Henry (Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih) and Michel Holmes, and produced by DZL (Future, Meek Mill, Chris Brown, 6lack, Teyana Taylor) and Akeel Henry.

Out Today – Electro-Anti-Pop Artist bloody white Releases “i’m busy,” Second Single From Sophomore EP, Dec 2nd

Today, the 20-year old Santa Barbara native, producer, singer, songwriter and beat maker bloody white returns with his newest single “i’m busy,” a lush, lofi, future bass track focusing on the struggles of the vacuous vanity that is the modern dating scene. The musical multi-hyphenate uses complementary distortion and vinyl fx to add an extra tinge of nostalgia to the already anthemic chorus as he melodically broods on the topic of getting curved.

Wiz Khalifa’s “The Thrill” Hits Streaming Services for the First Time

Originally dropped in 2009 on his standout mixtape Burn After Rolling, “The Thrill” features a sample from Australian indie band Empire of the Sun’s popular song “Walking On a Dream.” This collaboration influenced hip-hop’s years-long fascination with indie rock.

Swiss heavy shock-rock five-piece DarkFlow shared new song “Dark Lives Matter”

A few days after premiering the single “It’s All For You”, Swiss heavy/shock-rock band DarkFlow just sharing a brand new song from its forthcoming record with “Dark Lives Matter” available right now on Bandcamp.

Both tracks will feature on the band’s debut full-length record called ‘6’ and coming out digitally on November 22 through all streaming services while a physical release is also expected for the next months.


Today, emerging Brooklyn R&B artist Ryan releases his new video for his standout track “9-1-1 (Emergency)” from his debut EP Games We Play out now via StormTroopers Entertainment/RCA Records. Shot in Los Angeles, the Josh Sikkema-directed visual is set at a fire station when Ryan lays down smooth dance moves over his silky, classic vocals.

Songhoy Blues Release Heated New “Badala” Video

Celebrated Malian rock band Songhoy Blues has released the music video for “Badala”, the fiery single from their critically acclaimed new album Optimisme. “Badala” (Songhai for “I don’t give a fuck”) tells the story of a young woman breaking free of a patriarchal relationship, shaking off old norms and pursuing her own path. Conceived by the band and directed by previous collaborator Mr. Haidara, the video was shot on location in Bamako, Mali and features dancers and models from the local scene, plus a biker gang, who literally steal the show.