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Atmospheric producer Hiatus previews new album with sweeping single ‘Arrival’

‘Arrival’ follows in the same haunting vein long pursued by Hiatus – real name Cyrus Shahrad – with subtle pulsing beats, detailed production and delicate piano. The track also features a spoken rendition of a poem called ‘The Guest House’ by the 13th century Persian poet Rumi, words that Cyrus says lend the track a powerful message of hope.

British ‘60s Psychedelic Legends Nirvana’s ‘Songlife’ The Vinyl Box Set 1967-1972 To Be Released by Madfish Music on February 26, 2021

On February 26th 2021, Madfish Music will release Nirvana ‘Songlife’ 1967-72, a 6 LP vinyl Deluxe Box Set housing all 5 of the band’s pioneering studio albums – ‘The Story Of Simon Simopath’, ‘All Of Us’, ‘Dedicated To Markos III aka Black Flower’, ‘Local Anaesthetic’, ‘Songs Of Love And Praise’ – alongside the never before released 1972 LP ‘Secrets’. Nirvana were essentially the duo of Irishman Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Greek Alex Spyropoulos – who, following a chance meeting in London during the summer of 1966, took a long, strange trip together.

Listen to the B-side from Neutrals’ upcoming Slumberland 7″ via New Noise

Neutrals had this to say about the single “Essentially, “In the Future” is a silly pop song about an imagined space-age future of robots and geodesic domes. But on a deeper level, it reflects my retro-futurist nostalgia for the techno-utopia the masses were sold as first industrialization and then technology took over our lives in the West.

Track Premiere: Neutrals – In The Future


With multiple plays on BBC 6Music from Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, alongside plays on BBC Introducing and Radio X, Wales-based duo Samana follow the October release of their ‘The Spirit Moving’ EP with new single ‘Live For The Road’.

Self-produced, recorded and mixed whilst holed-up in a remote part of France and the world was locked down earlier in the year, ‘Live For The Road’ is a song of celebration. The band explain “It reconciles the power of freedom, the power of instincts, the power of fate and of decision. It speaks of life as a path; a dream, an open road. It recognizes the importance of the present moment and the realisation of the journey. To believe, is to radiate the will of truth and honesty, never to fade”.

Indie/Alternative Artist Greg Hill Announces New EP “Better Love,” Out 12/4

Indie/alternative artist Greg Hill has announced the upcoming release of his new EP, “Better Love,” out on all digital platforms 12/4/2020. His third EP of 2020, Greg embarked on re-examining and re-releasing previous works throughout the years. As his sound continued to evolve over time, experimentation allowed him to look at his previous work through a different glass. The EP is filled with an array of different musical elements, including influences of indie, alt, and bedroom pop, making the collection a must-hear eclectic mix.

Skope video submission: Sach & K.D.T. Produced It, “Hey Love”

Founded by DJ A-OK, A-OK All Day is an independent hip-hop record label based on the Hawaiian island of Kauai which is “dedicated to a pure Hip Hop sound created with integrity and devotion. Soulful soundscapes and noteworthy lyrics lay the foundation to ignite that profound human experience only stirred by music that stands the test of time. Everything is Everything.”

carolesdaughter Releases “violent” Today Via Arista Records

Although officially released today, “violent” has already struck a chord. After buzzing with previous releases, “cold bathroom floor” and “my mother wants me dead,” carolesdaughter wrote “violent” over a somber beat laden with 808s and creaky acoustic guitar. She conjured up vengeful lyrics through softly sweet delivery by admitting “Now my nose is filled with powder” and warning, “Don’t make me get violent.” She uploaded it to Soundcloud, and it quickly racked up two million streams

King Princess debuts new track “PAIN,” music video forthcoming

The new track follows King Princess’ first new music of 2020, “Only Time Makes It Human,” which PAPER praised as a “sassy and deviously brazen” throwback, while Billboard called it “trippy,” “fun” and “far from anything you would have expected from her.” The track arrived alongside a video by Quinn Wilson and 3D artist Pastelae and was later remixed by The Blessed Madonna, Kitty Ca$h and Yoseppi.

Airpark Share New Single “D Y W” (ft. St. Lucia)

On Friday, Nashville-based duo Airpark released their new single “D Y W” (feat. St Lucia) on streaming platforms. The one-off single precedes the duo’s upcoming EP, Quiet Type: an Intimate Collection of New & Old, due out early next year. The collaborative aspect of this track will follow suit in the upcoming EP, featuring notable, soon to be announced features and collaborations, an expansion of the Airpark sonic community and sound. Keep an eye out for more details on the upcoming EP, and listen to “D Y W” (feat. St. Lucia) on all streaming platforms now.

The 1984 Draft delivers vibrant socio-political rock on “Destination Breakdown” 7″

The 1984 Draft, a band who channels American rock sensibilities through a ’90s-tinted punk and indie lens, is set to release the “Destination Breakdown” single in on November 27 via Poptek Records. The single was recorded by Fred Vahldiek (Dark Backward) at his Fredzoz studio in the band’s hometown of Dayton, Ohio. The band is recommended for fans of The Replacements, The Lemonheads, The Smoking Popes, Jawbreaker and Sugar.


Today, Bay Area native lilspirit releases his latest single “serpent,” out now on 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. The single arrives at the end of the young pop-R&B artist’s biggest year yet. He dropped his debut album American Spirit in May, featuring hit track “droptopbitch” (8.9M+ Soundcloud streams), earning him acclaim from Ones to Watch, Office Magazine, Lyrical Lemonade and more. This year, lilspirit also appeared on Internet Money’s star-studded album B4 The Storm with his track “Devastated,” written and produced alongside Taz Taylor, Nick Mira and Alec Wigdahl. As lilspirit prepares to release his next project in early 2021, he wanted to treat fans to one last single before the holidays with “serpent.”

Chris Stapleton’s “Starting Over” debuts at #1 on Billboard Country chart

Chris Stapleton’s highly anticipated new album, Starting Over, debuts this week at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #3 on the Billboard 200 with over 102,733 units. The album also tops Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums and Digital Albums charts and is #2 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart.

Villages gear up to release new single ‘Upon the Horizon’ out 13thNovember 2020 via Sonic Records

Having had their praises internationally sung for their self-titled full-length debut album in 2019, the four members of Villages continue to keep the spirit of their home province, Nova Scotia, in their thoughts, whilst letting their minds escape to their fantasies.

Just Launched // Jordache Campaign Reimagines Iconic 70’s Vintage TV Commercial for A TikTok Generation // Loren Gray

Today, Jordache launched it’s FW20 season campaign featuring TikTok creator Loren Gray. The brand worked with Gray to create a unique dance inspired by the iconic “You’ve Got The Look” commercial of the late 1970’s. The campaign will feature a video with Gray as well as videos with 25 other TikTok stars including Tyler Ashton (@tylerashtonn), Lani Baker (@lani.baker) Luca Lombardo (@lucalombardo), Owen Holt (@owen.holt) , Maximo Rivano (@maximorivano), Ella Mendehlsohn (@ellamendelsohn), Jackson Felt (@jacksonfelt), Rowan Eldridge (@rowanxeldridge), Sofie SanFilippo (@sofiesanfilippo), Colo Cag (@colo.cag), Jordan Ray (@jordannoelleray), Sterling Monett (@sterlingmonett), Rave Vanias (@ravevanias) and more dancing to the original commercial’s popular jingle wearing looks from Jordache’s new collection.

Out Now: North Pole Punk Rock Supergroup THE MYRRHDERERS’ Debut EP ‘The Myrrhderers Sleigh Christmas’

The Myrrhderers (pronounced “The Murderers”) are a punk supergroup featuring prominent members of the North Pole underground music scene. In 2020, Al Frankincense (Dead Kringles), Elliott Gold (Prancid), and Bill Myrrhey (Sleigher) entered the studio, putting to tape their debut, “The Myrrhderers Sleigh Christmas,” an historic documentation of North Pole underground Christmas culture.

Ok Cowgirl Share Single “Don’t Go” Via Under the Radar, “Get Gone”

Following their debut single from earlier this fall, Brooklyn lofi indie outfit Ok Cowgirl share their second track, “Don’t Go.” Under the Radar premiered the track, praising how “although the track displays a brighter side to the band, Lavigne once again shows herself to be a dynamic vocalist, able to deliver a belted pop chorus with as much impact as her sweet and restrained vocals on the verses. The result is a joyous few minutes of bright indie rock, filled with earworm synth lines and rose-colored memories.”

“Beach” music video by Veronica Fusaro out now!

Hearing the word “beach”, you may immediately think of a tropical destination sipping a cocktail in the sunshine whilst overlooking clear blue water, but not for Veronica Fusaro in this case. With her fine antenna for the nuances of emotions, she takes the beach as the metaphorical starting point for the weather report of a relationship entered not in the hope of genuine love but as a sweet distraction from humdrum everyday life.

REZZ reveals atmospheric music video for ‘Orbit’

Acclaimed Canadian DJ and producer REZZ shares the music video for her latest single, ‘Orbit’.

Directed by 3D visual artist Joe Karava, the visual is set in a distant galaxy, millions of light years from Earth, where there is an unexplored planet blue inhabited by strange creatures. Enter REZZ – who leaves Earth to bring her music to them through waves of positive energy that are understandable to all living beings in the cosmos.

Ratings: “American Music Awards” Drops 45%

The 2020 American Music Awards on ABC were a ratings disaster, no surprise. The show scored 4.4 million viewers in its first hour and then dropped like a rock to 3.8 and then just 3.1 million as viewers tuned out and left for “The Undoing” on HBO, football on NBC, and test patterns anywhere.

Ratings: “American Music Awards” Drops 45% with JLo, Others Lip Synching, Record Low Numbers Average of 3.7 Million Viewers

Chloe Flower Brings Old Hollywood Glam In New Holiday Music Video “Carol Of The Bells” – Out Now

After giving the holiday classic “CAROL OF THE BELLS” an eloquent twist on her latest single, dynamic pianist, producer, and activist CHLOE FLOWER today unveils the music video for the track, which was co-written and co-produced alongside GRAMMY® Award-winning icon Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Once again, Chloe teams up with Asian-American female director Deb Tam who shot the music video on film. “Carol of the Bells” delivers a cinematic visual that evokes old Hollywood glamour as it switches from black-and-white to color vignettes. Taking place in the iconic Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn with Great Gatsby glee and high-fashion elegance, Chloe performs with palpable passion at a Steinway & Sons piano as a choir carries the heavenly chorus and ballroom dancers joyfully launch stunning routines.

Saturday, Monday releases stunning new single with Mando Diao’s Björn Dixgård

Following on from the release of his highly-praised singles ‘Umsindo’ ft. Kanyi Mavi & Le Roi Alekpehanhou, and ‘Myrarn’ ft. Noomi last year, Swedish DJ and producer Ludvig Parment aka Saturday, Monday has now returned with his latest atmospheric ballad ‘FWD’, featuring vocals from Björn Dixgård.