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Ayoka premieres debut album Venus days early on V13

Earlier today, DMV-area singer/songwriter Ayoka premiered her debut full length, Venus, several days early with an exclusive in-depth interview on V13.

“2020 has been a defining year in Ayoka’s career, representing herself as a respected songwriter and multi-instrumentalist,” V13’s Aaron Willschick raves. “As an album, Venus demonstrates the innate, vulnerable parts of love, attraction, commitment, and romance.”

Ayoka Discusses and Debuts Her Spiritual New Record, ‘Venus’ [Premiere]


“The “Mountains” video was a lot of fun to make, but also the most exhausting. Zack Staufer, the director, came up with this insane treatment, which we fell in love with instantly. What we didn’t realize was how many times we’d have to film being chased up in the woods at elevation – to say we were tired at the end was an understatement. But we are so happy with how the video came out. The work we’ve done with Simian Design Group is truly our favorite to date because we’ve really gotten to challenge ourselves in the videos and have loved the results so far.” – Lost Kings

NO RETURN release new live video “The Crimson Rider”

After three decades of career, it’s time for NO RETURN to show their live prowess on the record. Thus, we bring you, “Live XXX”, which is much more than a “simple” live record. With a chronological setlist, which traces the career of the French band from the debut album “Psychological Torment” (released back in 1990) to the latest “The Curse Within”, “Live XXX” was recorded in La Manufacture, in the French city of St. Quentin, in December 2019.

Saccades shares ‘Like Everyday’ // Solo project of The KVB’s Nicholas Wood

Saccades, the solo project of The KVB’s Nicholas Wood, is today sharing ‘Like Everyday’, the first taste of a new album set for release early next year. When not writing, recording and performing with the Invada Records-signed synth/post-punk duo The KVB, Saccades is Wood’s outlet for his lighter, more carefree side – opting for blissed-out psychedelic pop over the cold, brutalist electronics of the former. His first new material under the Saccades moniker since the self-titled debut LP released via Fuzz Club in 2017, you can stream ‘Like Everyday’ here: fuzzclub.lnk.to/like-everyday

CHAOS E.T. SEXUAL: get awestruck by the mastery of new album ‘Only Human Crust’, streaming in full now!

When a band makes it so hard to pigeonhole, you better pay attention and get ready to be riveted by the music genius. This feeling is predominant with CHAOS E.T. SEXUAL, which new album ‘Only Human Crust’ is being premiered exclusively on Everything Is Noise today. Embrace the French trio’s disturbing and engaging fusion of industrial noise, post-metal and cold beats below!

“An addictive album built on a dark and eerie atmosphere, with a rich layering of trip-hop, noise rock, and post-metal influences. Only Human Crust is full of such clever songwriting tricks, with an engaging listen releasing your attention to different layers and movements of the instrumentation that make it such a beautiful album to behold.” describe Everything Is Noise

Leeds-based Mush (Memphis Industries, Stereolab/Shame supports) | Return with “Blunt Instruments”

The new LP, recorded at Leeds’ Greenmount Studios in August 2020, follows up their 2020 debut 3D Routine which found the band tipped by the likes of BBC 6 Music, The Line of Best Fit, Dork, DIY, Loud & Quiet, Q, Uncut, Stereogum, Under The Radar and more. Whereas their debut was very much a product of their fraught and often chaotic live shows – the band opened for Girl Band, Stereolab, The Lovely Eggs, Shame, Yak, etc ahead of the release – Lines Redacted is very much a product of alleged home working and decimated touring prospects.

SUSS share new track/video “Nightlight” from upcoming LP ‘Promise’ out December 4

New York City’s SUSS today are sharing “Nightlight,” the final single from their upcoming third Northern Spy LP, Promise, the follow-up to their acclaimed Ghost Box and High Line releases, which defined the genre of ambient-country. Guitarist Pat Irwin provides insight to the new track: “Nightlight was started by the light of the Winter Moon. I’d never seen anything like it. The band finished it up in my studio in Long Island City and turned it into a new direction for SUSS. We’re big fans of Kraftwerk and this track took us to that place.”

Canadian funk/R&B, Cameron O’Neill | Shares Debut Single, “Limousine”

O’Neill self-produces the new single with Nik Kozub (Veal, Shout Out Out Out Out) on mastering duties. Cameron has been a pretty deft hand with drums previously, tapping on everything in sight since the age of 7 and scoring sideman duties with Marlaena Moore and Nature Of – two of Edmonton’s biggest musical exports in recent times. This new track finds O’Neill flexing his other musical talents, giving a contemporary makeover to the vintage sounds of the 80s in a similar way to Boy Pablo, Cuco, etc, drawing on languid rhythms and sultry basslines.


“The Let Go” is currently Top 5 at AAA Radio and is featured on her latest ep ELLE KING: IN ISOLATION, a collection of raw demos/songs she’s recorded acoustically while quarantining at home in LA. Stay tuned for more new music coming soon.

Population II Share “Ce n’est Rêve” Video Via MXDWN

Montreal-based art-rock trio Population II share the music video for “Ce n’est reve,” a psychedelic cut off their debut LP À La Ô Terre on Castle Face Records, out everywhere. Mxdwn premiered the video, praising how “the synths go from ominous to scintillating, with the bass guitar burbling all the while in the background, a foretelling the dissonance that’s yet to come.” The band will be performing at M For Montreal tonight.

SG Lewis shares video for new single ‘Feed the Fire’ ft. Lucky Daye

Following the release of his brand new single ‘Feed the Fire’ ft. Lucky Daye, SG Lewis today shares its explosive official video. Directed by Aidan Cullen (Dominic Fike, Omar Apollo and Trippie Red) and featuring rising stars Alton Mason and Quen Blackwell, the clip is a transatlantic vignette, shot between London and LA and serving as an ode to the nights out of old, while offering a glimpse of the times we could be soon returning to.

Profesor Galáctico premieres satirical and timely new video for “Alien”

“Being a first-generation Latino in the U.S., I wanted to draw a parallel on what it’s like to be a foreign being in a society that tends to look down on foreigners with “Alien.” The track greets the foreign alien and gives them some advice and brutal awareness on how to survive this xenophobic society. The “Alien” music video comically shows a green alien befriending me after crash landing in my parking lot, and needing our help assimilating in society as he’s being chased around by some secret agents. Peep the video to watch the Alien’s adventure unfold.” – Profesor Galactico

Emerging artist Aaron Taos’ new song “Amnesia” featuring Saiah debuts & Deluxe reissue of Birthday Boy out Friday

Of the song, Taos notes, “It’s a fast past lil bopper about unrequited love—a story of a breakup situation where your ex is moving on just a little too easily. Then of course, instead of just taking the L in stride, your indignant pride gets in the way to justify it.”


“It’s easy to forget to slow down and savor every bite of food when I’m eating. It’s also easy to be consumed by these grandiose ideas of what I’m supposed to achieve next or what benchmark I’m supposed to hit in order to see myself “level up” in life & music. However, it’s important to appreciate every moment along the way and to remind myself that longevity probably won’t exist if I look at the creative process through the lens of what rewards it’ll lead me to, rather than what ideas I can offer the world. “Slow Down and Chew” is my self-reminder to be guided by passion instead of chasing an idea of success.”

The Imaginaries Release Video For “Hometown Christmas”

“We’re so excited to showcase everything that Chickasha, OK has to offer, especially during the holiday season, and to invite those outside the city to come experience the holiday magic for themselves” says Maggie McClure. “We’re very lucky to already be home in Oklahoma with our families and friends during the holidays and know this year has been a very difficult one and a lot of people can’t go home to be with their loved ones so we dedicate this song and video to them.”

Ready or not… Geena Kaye Releases New Single “I’m Not Ready”

We were soulmates, but we’ve grown into cellmates instead.

Lefuturewave said Geena Kaye’s previous single Crawling “has all the elements of a modern masterpiece.” Today, the German-born transplant to Brooklyn releases her new single “I’m Not Ready”, a moody, uptempo synth-pop jam, produced by Ronnie DiSimone (Halima, Tiger Darrow, Sam Setton). This new track is a demonstration of Kaye’s razor-sharp lyricism and achingly relatable imagery, deftly capturing the harsh realities of today’s relationships.

“I’m Not Ready is a song about an attempted friendship with an ex,” says Kaye.”Everyone around you knows it’s not going to work, and yet it is excruciating to let go of someone you loved, even if you’re not in love anymore.”

This is Kaye’s first single from her forthcoming EP I DREAMED I WAS YOU, DREAMING OF ME, due out this spring.

Introducing: 44phantom – New Single “all figured out” Out Now!

“‘all figured out’ is about accepting a person you care about has moved on,” shares 44phantom. “Even if you wish they hadn’t, you gotta respect it.”

Osees Share Live “Voice In The Mirror” Debut Performance

Michael Jones is Back with Timely Single for Change and Stunning Lyric Video: ‘The Crossroads’

The award-winning poet and song-writer, Michael Jones is to release his new single, The Crossroads, on Friday 13th November, a suitably Devilish date for a track which is an anthem for change at a time when life around the world seems to be poised on a knife-edge. Taken from his forthcoming EP, American Poet Part II, it takes us back to the crossroads we may once have met Robert Johnson, a stopping point at which all of us are asked to make moral choices as to the right road ahead. Considered by Michael to be the sister song to his successful track, This is the Night, it is as beautifully crafted as it is poignant, a song which speaks to all of us at a time when we all look to new beginnings.


Ocala, FL rock band A Day To Remember have returned with news of their widely-anticipated new album, You’re Welcome. Set for release on March 5th, You’re Welcome marks the platinum-selling band’s debut album for Fueled By Ramen.


Doohickey Cubicle share new “Thinking” video

The nature dreamscape filled video for “Thinking” was completely filmed & edited by Doohickey Cubicle. “Thinking” is a flow of ethereal vocals & textures that swirl all around and end up being held together by the steady rhythm section, which features Sam Wilkes on bass guitar. Don’t Fix Anything ;) will be self-released on March 12, 2021.

Sombra – NEW VIDEO “Are You Well?”

The song and lyrics came so naturally to me. It was written, overnight, in a dark studio, in under 12 hours — and it’s so fitting, because in reality when I feel vulnerable, what sometimes feels like an eternity, is often only a passing emotion.

Mae Muller shares new video for ‘dependent’

Following the release of her highly anticipated EP ‘no one else, not even you’, Mae Muller today releases a brand-new video for the addictively catchy new single ‘dependent’. Directed by Sophia Ray [Little Mix + 5SOS], the video follows Mae on dates with a partner she’s falling for, backed by an army of girls. First appearing as disapproving friends, the girls later transpire to be Mae’s inner thoughts as she battles between the thrill of a new love and the fear of losing her sense of self. Both Mae’s and the girls looks for the video were provided by Dolce and Gabbana. The video is the third to be lifted from the EP following “so annoying” and “HFBD”.

Waterparks release new video for “Lowkey As Hell”

The highly-conceptual and visually effected music video for “Lowkey As Hell” opens with the three-piece performing on flower-filled greenery, later revealing their scaled-down nature as they’re weeded out of the garden. Proceeding to track the band as they wander down a chromatic suburban scenescape and fight off adversaries, the “Lowkey As Hell” visual depicts the band in a pastel dreamworld with superheroic characteristics.