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DOGS FOR BREAKFAST: Italian sludge/hardcore unit premieres “The Blade of the Lord” video at IDIOTEQ!

Today, Italian sludge/hardcore outfit DOGS FOR BREAKFAST premiere their new video for “The Blade of the Lord” at heavily trafficked web-portal IDIOTEQ!

Italian raging math infused hardcore/metal act DOGS FOR BREAFAST premieres new video for “The Blade Of The Lord”

Megan Diana – SADE But With Swirling Pedal Steel, Vintage Keyboards, & French Horn

Megan Diana had a BUSY October. Between releasing her soothing new single, “Cabin Fever” and premiering her video “Water Baby” at the Portland Film Festival, the Oregon based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (AND FRENCH HORN PLAYER) is definitely going places!

At the start of the pandemic, Megan Diana began an artist residency in eastern Oregon. It was one of those dreamy residencies where you get to hide out in a cabin for a few weeks and simply create. Megan brought her guitar (and that French horn) along for the residency and came home with an entire album. She and her pedal-steel-playing-neighbor have since been tracking everything in his Portland basement. They like to call this basement Keyboard Island because as you’ll hear on “Cabin Fever” AND “Water Baby,” there’s quite the collection!

$tupid Young Mobs with Blueface in a Bentley in “Suppose To” Video

Overcoming a rough upbringing to become the pride of Long Beach, CA, $tupid Young was born to shine. Bringing out his Bentley and showing the world how he lives, $tupid Young shares the video for “Suppose To.” Produced by Kenny Produced It and Callan, the man behind Lil Mosey’s “Blueberry Faygo,” “Suppose To” is a shimmering West Coast banger, providing the perfect backdrop for Young to trade rich life witticisms with Blueface and Mike Sherm. In the video, directed by Voice2Hard, Young, Blueface, and Sherm show us how they live, whipping a Bentley around L.A. County, before stopping at a house party with scantily-clad models. “Suppose To” is the latest single from From Here On Out, Young’s upcoming album.

Loryn Taggart Unveils Gorgeous Single “The River”

Loryn Taggart was raised in the prairies from Hungarian roots and moved to Toronto at 16 to pursue life in music — at 18 she landed a gig playing keyboards and backing vocals with a better-than-usual Toronto-based bar band called CANVAS. That came complete with a cross-Canada on-the-road tour and a SoundClash Music Award nomination.

Sun Kin Announces New Album ‘After the House,’

On Friday, LA-based artist Sun Kin announced their upcoming album, sharing lead single “Blue Light (Keeps Me Up at Night)”. The track comes off the producer and musicians upcoming LP After the House. After the House is out February 12th — stream the lead single now and look out for more news from Sun Kin.

“Blue Light (Keeps Me Up at Night)” was inspired by Sade, Blood Orange, Peggy Guo and Nile Rodgers (Chic), as well as by endless YouTube playlists of acid and deep house, much of which sounds like it could have been made at any point in the past 40 years. The tone is yearning but playful, light but also deep, with a propulsive, hopeful energy contrasting the melancholy of the melodies. — Sun Kin

Winston C.W. Shares New Single and Video for “Business” from ‘Good Guess,’ out Dec. 4 [singer-songwriter, jazz, indie-pop]

Pianist and singer-songwriter Winston C.W. — i.e. Winston Cook-Wilson of Office Culture and co-host of Late Era — will release his third solo album on Dec. 4, called Good Guess. The album consists of a collection of melancholic, jazz-inflected songs that deal with the slow dissolution of relationships. It was performed and recorded live in the studio, with no overdubs, and features members of the Brooklyn experimental trio Scree: Carmen Rothwell on upright bass and Ryan Beckley on electric guitar.

Kayla Diamond – ‘i should have listened to my friends’

My new song is about my last relationship and how my friends all saw some warning signs that this person wasn’t for me. They all tried to tell me, but I was always super optimistic.

Kaiti Jones Announces ‘Tossed’ LP Produced by Future Teens’ Daniel Radin & Shares New Single “Weak Days”

Boston-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kaiti Jones has announced her forthcoming sophomore LP, Tossed, due out March 5, 2021. Produced and engineered by Future Teens’ Daniel Radin at his home studio in Watertown, Massachusetts, the 9-track set is a sublime bridge of folk and indie rock: blending the grace and gentleness exhibited by Julia Jacklin with tender, hearty melodies akin to Sharon Van Etten. Jones’s songs are rooted in existential angst or failed romances that grew into retrospective anecdotes, some evolving over years as she carefully crafted each lyric and fleshed out the story she wanted to tell. Today, she is sharing the album’s first single, “Weak Days,” which premiered this past Sunday on Apple Music Radio’s new Southern Craft show featuring special guest Brandy Clark. “Weak Days” is available now everywhere you stream or buy music.

Justin Nozuka ft. Mahalia Shares “No One But You”

The acclaimed Canadian artist, Justin Nozuka is today making his long-awaited return with the release of his new single, “No One But You”. The track arrives as a collaboration with the Brit Award-nominated and BBC Sound Poll-tipped UK artist, Mahalia – you can watch the video for the new release, out via Post 1988/Black Box, here.

TEEN CREEPS unveil monochrome video for grunge ballad ‘Crash / Land’

Belgian indierockers TEEN CREEPS are showing off their soft side on ‘CRASH/LAND’, the closing track of their new album ‘Forever’. The new single is no fast 90s punk song, but a long and quiet album closer that erupts into a guitar solo after four minutes. It’s the closest the band has come to a ballad. It’s also one of their most apparently emotional songs, especially due to singer Bert Vliegen’s delivery.


London-born British singer and songwriter, Brooke Law, releases a hard-hitting and highly emotive new single, ‘Home’, for Christmas 2020, with 100% of proceeds going to UK Charity, Crisis.

Brooke, has been hugely influenced by her diverse multi-ethnic family all her life and has exceptionally strong family unit and values. Living in London, she has been moved by the effects of the current crisis that has affected so many individuals and families, leading to increased homelessness, poverty and loneliness.

Taleban Dooda Wants to Make His Family Proud in “Finish Him” Video

Taleban Dooda’s pure tenor and mastery of melody makes him a good bet to become Florida’s next breakout rap star. Sharing an intimate portrait of life on the grind, Dooda shares “Finish Him,” his new video. With a beat from TM88 and ATL Jacob, “Finish Him” is an atmospheric and brooding trap ballad, which gives Dooda the space to weave together streetwise witticisms: “My opps don’t pop out, They bring the cops out/I mean they cop out, We still blow blocks down.” In the video, directed by Jacob Hale and produced by Heatwave Global, Dooda shows us how he lives, as he rides in the backseat of a Bentley, mobs in a parking lot with his homies, and prepares for war in a desolate motel room. With over a million streams across platforms since its November 5th release, “Finish Him” is the latest in a line of quality loose singles from the 18-year-old East Tampa native. The track peaked at #8 (US) & #9 (WW) on Soundcloud’s New & Hot Charts (All Genres) and is currently sitting at #31 on the Top 50 All Genre & Hip Hop (US).

New England’s Kaspa & Minus Play The Hand They’re Dealt With New Video “Through The Fire”

Kaspa is an underground rapper from Massachusetts who has been documenting the hand he was dealt through music since the late 1990’s. After losing his grandfather, both parents to terminal illness, and one of his best friends due to an overdose, he found comfort and escape through music. He released his first album Found My Way in 2014 and followed up with his second LP Everything I Am in 2017. Following that he put out a collaborative project Roads in 2019 with New England rapper Minus featuring Masta Ace and Ruste Juxx. Kaspa expresses exceptional story telling abilities on every song. No Filler, No Fabrication, No ego, and No Bullsh!t.


“Shameless” is an in-depth look at how this generation seeks instant gratification, willing to do anything for a quick ‘like’ to sell their souls for 15 minutes of fame.

Nique Got-It | “Tic Tok”

CMC Entertainment LLC, presents Nique Got-It and “Tic Tok”. Rapper and recording artist Nique Got-It jumped in the studio with producer Rich Jay and came out with a banger “Tic Tok”. A bass banging track for the trap, the Michigan native is ready like the right time, “Tic Tok”.

Nick Schofield releases rhythmic and ambient single, “Mirror Image”

“I layered arpeggiations while watching the snow outside streaking downwards, millions of diagonal dots gravitating in a single direction, somehow unified in a flurry of descent,” says Schofield. “These days, I see this piece as abstract geometry – the rhythms are patterns and can combine to create shapes, but the definition is in flux.”

1 Trait Danger to unveil video game Lombardi’s World 10/07

The aim of the game is simple—kill Matador founder Chris Lombardi (as a wolf). In order to do so, players must work through a number of challenging puzzles, battles and obstacle courses, playing as the 1 Trait Danger alter egos: Trait (who featured prominently on Car Seat Headrest’s acclaimed new album, Making A Door Less Open), Tommy or Stoney. Players can join or host servers where they’re able to team up with friends as they progress through the game, eventually making it to the final showdown with Lombardi.

Romy debuts Planningtorock remix of “Lifetime”

“I am SO excited about this remix from Planningtorock, I have been such a big fan of theirs for many years and it’s a dream to hear them reimagine ‘Lifetime,’” Romy says. “There is so much fun, joy and euphoria in this remix, I love the way they pitched my vocals it’s so unexpected and playful and the instrumental elevates the song into another world. It has been amazing getting to know Jam as a friend over the past few years and connecting over a shared love of pop dance and club music from the 90s/early 2000s, I feel like this remix combines so many of the elements that we spoke about both loving, I can’t wait to hear it in a club!”

Natalie Shay – “Naked”

To date she has collectively amassed hundreds of thousands of streams, with her music being placed in Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in ten countries. Shay has garnered acclaim from the likes of Billboard, American Songwriter, Hollywood Life, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Earmilk and LADYGUNN to name a few.