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NEW VIDEO ALERT! Phantom Elite “The Race”

Vocalist Marina La Torraca (Exit Eden, live Avantasia) and producer/songwriter Sander Gommans (formerly of After Forever) along with guitarist Max van Esch and drummer Joeri Warmerdam have crafted something truly special in the upcoming album from Phantom Elite, “Titanium”. Check out their newest single & video, ‘The Race’ for a taste of what’s in store

Maxïmo Park Share New Track “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing”

New track “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing” is the band at their most direct and agile, arriving in a revved-up and snaking flurry it confronts the fear, anxiety and guilt associated with the cause-and-effect nature of one’s own actions.

Haux & Swedish Producer Samuraii Share “Lie Awake” Video

Haux & Swedish electronic producer Samuraii today shared the video for “Lie Awake,” a vibrant new track from their collaborative Fever In The Night EP released on November 20th via Color Study. The final video of a trilogy series directed by Johnny Marchetta & Bjorn Franklin, “Lie Awake” follows the videos for “Run Run” and title-track “Fever In The Night.” Songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Haux (AKA Woodson Black) explains, “I’ve got a bad habit of trying to predict the future. I think I do it to protect myself from getting hurt, but unfortunately life doesn’t really work like that. Usually when something’s on my mind I can’t sleep. I’m up at like 4 am overthinking. ‘Lie Awake’ was written after a week of sleepless nights imagining a bunch of worst case scenarios, as I tend to do.”

The Black Seeds Announce New Single “Raised With Love”

The Black Seeds make a triumphant return to their sonic roots with their new single, “Raised With Love,” out worldwide on November 27. Packed full of the sunshine reggae vibes that have made them a household name in their homeland of New Zealand, and a favorite for festival-goers around the world, the single is the first off their new album set for release later next year. It will be released in North America in partnership with tastemaker indie label Easy Star Records, who has handled the entire catalog of The Black Seeds in this part of the world since 2010.

SLOWRIDE – ‘I Feel Like You’ Available NOW

Our debut track, “I Feel Like You,” is about feeling powerless to being controlled. In the context of a relationship, an addiction or the censorship of free speech…It’s about awareness of one’s situation and learning to take the power back.

“I Feel Like You” is about as real and honest as it could be for the title. No matter what we’re all individually going through, there’s certainly a collective connection between humanity right now.

Call Me Spinster Shares Dreamy New Single “Two Hearts” Off Debut EP Out December 11

Today, Chattanooga sister-trio Call Me Spinster shares a dreamy new single “Two Hearts” off their self-titled EP, which releases December 11 via Strolling Bones Records. Accompanied by a charming, surreal video shot during quarantine, “Two Hearts” is an optimistic meditation on the ups and downs of relationships, illustrated with the trio’s wistful melodies and reflective, earnest lyrics. It was featured this morning via Magnet, who said “‘Two Hearts’ epitomizes the album’s fleshed-out version of a timeless sound that hints at the past while steering just clear of preciousness… And the comfy familial vibe is undeniable.”


Modern Mimes is an American music artist trio from Fort Lauderdale, FL. The trio consists of Adi Elcida Hernandez on vocals/guitar/sampling, Ernesto Paez on the double neck guitar bass and Justin Perez on drums.. Their music can be best described as “Future Goth,” a term they coined in order to explain the fusion of alternative heavy guitar riffs, powerfully haunting vocals, subconscious provoking lyrics, electronic drums, and catchy pop melodies. The band has released a new song titled “Karmic Fortune” to all digital outlets. In addition, the band has announced that they will be playing Rock Fest 2021 on Wednesday July 14, 2021 alongside Queensryche, Slaughter and more.

British NWOCR band TOMORROW IS LOST reveal new “Black and Blue” music video

“Black and Blue became an unexpected fan favourite from its earliest live outings” says guitarist Ryan O’Hara. “It is one of the most lyrically frank examples from the album, delving into some truly raw and personal experiences that I’m sure more women and men can identify with than you’d like to think. Put plainly, Black and Blue is a song about control, coercion and violence, a toxic kind of love which became the central focus for the structure of the album, and is a song that provides ‘Therapy’ with a defining and cathartic moment both musically, conceptually and personally’.

adam brian paul Shares “2003”

Today, adam brian paul shares “2003”, the final single leading up to the release of his debut EP wait, the path never ends? out this Friday, December 4th. Recently featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds: Indie playlists, adam brian paul is finding his audience in the lead up to Friday’s EP release. A more serene, laid-back track than the other leading singles “You And Me Both” and “Moving On”, “2003” is the perfect send-off to the upbeat project

PROSPECTIVE Share New Single & Music Video for “Dust and Memories”

Italian progressive metalcore quintet Prospective share their new single “Dust and Memories” along with a music video. The digital 2-track single also features a reimagined version of Dust and Memories and is available now as stream and download.

“I wrote this song shortly after my grandmother died,” says guitarist Luca Zini. “It can be considered a love song, even if it speaks of family love between grandmother and grandchild. It’s very intimate and aggressive at the same time as I tried to mix all the emotions that bereavement can arouse in a person. Listen to it with open ears and an open heart as well.”

Gillian Stone Unveils Dreamy New Single + Video

Gillian Stone is a Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist who aims to reconcile tenderness and dark emotion in her work. Her music is an exploration of inner and outer landscapes, turbulent feelings, recovery, and the juxtaposition of femininity and imperfection. She uses vulnerability to create a safe space to explore the dichotomy of beauty and discomfort.


DUA LIPA entertained the world last week with her online livestream extravaganza – ‘Studio 2054’, breaking Online Livestream Records with over 5 million views. Official numbers include over 1.9 million unique log-ins from China, 95,000 from India and 263,264 tickets sold across the regular ticketing platforms meaning that the 5 million views number is both conservative and a not-yet-final number.

New Chains, Same Glock: Key Glock Shares “Never Change”

Wielding sharp punchlines and emphatic flows, Memphis magnate Key Glock is always about his business. On his new video single “Never Change,” the Paper Route EMPIRE rapper asserts that no matter how high his star rises, he will always be the same Glock. Slicing through a bruising, bass-heavy beat by Bandplay, Glock unleashes a barrage of blasé bars about his luxury lifestyle: “I’m ballin’ like a laker, I’m cutthroat I might trade em’/I’m sippin’ smokin’ flavors, goin’ up like elevators.” In the video, Glock shows off his diamond-studded watch and his Bart Simpson chain as he mobs in Memphis with some close cohorts. Released over the weekend with over 470k views, “Never Change” is the latest salvo in a busy 2020 for the 23-year-old rapper.

Moris Blak Releases Surprise New EP “Irregular Revisions Vol 1”

Industrial Bass maestro MORIS BLAK releases his new EP Irregular Revisions Vol 1 on Negative Gain.

Irregular Revisions Vol 1 is collection of remixes from MORIS BLAK’s smash hit label debut, The Irregularity of Being and two brand new songs, Complicate and Dead Line.

Irregular Revisions Vol 1 features synth sorceress grabyourface, on the song Complicate, an irresistibly heady anthem for the industrial underworld. Meanwhile, Dead Line is a violent electronic reverie laid over tense atmospheric soundscapes, dropping into unrelenting assaults of chainsawing synths. Lending their considerable talents to the album are SØLVE, Cellmod, Big Time Kill, Gor Flsh, Blood Wolf, and Truly Significant. The next chapter of industrial bass dominance begins.

[TSS Premiere] Moris Blak Wants You To Hit His “Dead Line”

Piqued Jacks preview new album with the galloping new single – ‘Golden Mine’

Following on from the success of their recently released single ‘Every Day Special’ in recent months, Italian outfit Piqued Jacks have now returned to continue the support for their upcoming new album ‘Synchronizer’ with the galloping new offering ‘Golden Mine’, out on the 27th November via INRI.


Today, Toosii shared the official video for “Sapiosexual,” a track from his new project, Poetic Pain. Sensual and romantic, the clip finds the South Coast Music Group/Capitol Records star connecting on multiple levels with a new love, who is finding it difficult to exit a toxic relationship. The video, which was directed and produced by Brian Robles (Phora) underscores the song’s celebration of the mind-blowing chemistry that results when intellect and eros are entwined

Raquel Lily – “Heartstrings”

The single is Amy Winehouse meets India.Arie. Lily is known as a social media influencer with a dedicated following Twitch, over 270k plays on Spotify and has been featured in the likes of LADYGUNN, American Songwriter and Earmilk among others.


DaniLeigh has quietly become an inescapable force in music, fashion, and culture, at large. Beyond amassing 1 billion combined global streams and building an audience of over 3 million Instagram followers and 1 million YouTube subscribers, the 25-year old platinum songstress was named a Rolling Stone Breakthrough Artist, while HIGHSNOBIETY christened her “one of the most forward-thinking artists in the game,” and Refinery29 described her as “a fly girl who knows without a doubt that she’s fly, but doesn’t care if you agree.”

Brooks Hudgins Shares “Lost In Conversation” Via XS Noize

Last Friday, multi-instrumentalist Brooks Hudgins shared his final single “Lost in Conversation” off of his debut album, Drive Thru Communion. XS Noize premiered the track, and praised Hudgins’ “radical honesty, knack for narrative, and gentler guitar grooves.” Drive Thru Communion is out next Friday December 11th on Bodybag Records.

In early 2020, Hudgins teamed up with classically trained violinist turned record producer Grant Gardner at Corner Store Studios in Ridgewood, NY to record what would eventually be tormented into Drive Thru Communion. With little experience, and a lot of unexpected global news nigh, they recorded an alt-country album with flashes of brilliance and maimed by a lot of head scratching inconsistencies.

TRACK PREMIERE: Brooks Hudgins – Lost In Conversation

TELOCH VOVIN: Revamped New York City Black/Death Metal Outfit Confirms Crimen Laesae Maiestatis Divine Livestream For December 12th

New York City’s ritualistic black/death metal outfit TELOCH VOVIN has revamped its lineup and returns stronger than ever in 2020, announcing new music and a livestream event. A live video advancing the event is also now playing.

Ready for broadcast… Sugar Hill from French / British pop-house pioneers Rose Rose

Sugar Hill is a song filled with airy synthesisers, funky guitars and utopian vocals. This song depicts a house sound that’s tinged with disco from the 70’s, dreamy keys and symphonic chords, layered on top of warm bass lines and rhythmic guitars. The whole shaping into a glittery atmosphere, assertively fused with a pop accent.

For these two young producers and self-taught musicians, Rose Rose represents the outcome of a two year long sonic research. From its beginning, this collaborative and independent project has been conceived between Paris and London, and since then treated as organic yet digitalised matter.

CASELY Releases Highly Anticipated LP “The Mutt – A Palindromic Album”

The Mutt – A Palindromic Album is a new listening experience in that it was sequenced and designed to be listened to both forwards and backwards (1,2,3…8,7,6…) creating a different experience and emotional response for the listener.

Casely (Miami-born and the son of Trinidadian and Panamanian parents) has been featured by Rolling Stone, Popdust, CNN, MTV, Latina.com, BET and Seventeen Magazine. Previously signed by Epic Records and Ultra Records, he’s recognized for his suave vocals and collaborations with Pitbull, DJ Khaled, Flo Rida and Lil Jon.

Houston’s KenTheMan Drops New Music & Visual “Every 4″

H town’s KenTheMan has had a breakout 2020; releasing her debut EP ‘4 Da 304’s’, charting number 9 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts and currently heating up radio once again with her latest collaboration single “For Me” with Cactus Jack’s Chase B and LVRN’s OMB Bloodbath.

ICYMI: Intricate indie/math-rock EP ‘The Love We Think We Deserve’ from Canadian project year over year

Romantic relationships often contain a number of intricate layers but sometimes, one single quote makes them all come together: “We accept the love we think we deserve”. Out of Vancouver, Canada comes the indie/math-rock, emotionally-driven project year over year, comprised of one candid solo musician, Dorian Pintaric. On October 27th, Pintaric released “charm” along with its somber music video from his new EP The Love We Think We Deserve. Including the captivating and incredibly expressive single “Hell”, along with it’s underground-styled video, The Love We Think We Deserve is Pintaric’s own exploration of self-awareness in a cohesive story.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: ‘Play W/ FIRE’-Jules Truly

Dani Draco – Sad Boy Flow

Daniel Nii Kwei Akam also known as — Dani Draco — began his career from learning production to engineering and then eventually became known more like a harness for vibes, drawing inspiration from all artists and alternative Ghanaian-based artist mixing every style like a “gumbo pot”. Sonics matter to him more than anything!

He released his first single “Liquid” in October 2017 which landed him a concert gig hosted at the Alliance Française. From being the backing vocalist behind Wendy Shay’s song “Shay on you” to ghostwriting for French-based artistes, Dani who is on the come up, holds a promising career.

out today: ADLIGA (Belarus) “Kali Paciače Nieba” @ post/doom-metal

Kali Paciače Nieba is a debut EP of the Belarusian post/doom-metal band Adliga (Eng: ‘thaw’). Exploring classic doom metal themes of fate, loneliness, struggle, decline and collapse, each song wraps the subjects and styles into a unique form that melts post-metal and doom-metal with lyrics inspired by Belarusian literature, folklore and poetry. Kali Paciače Nieba consists of 3 main songs and 2 instrumental bridges (Nakanavannie and Buraviesnik), sewing all the material together into one epic canvas.

2 SHADOWS with THE VEER UNION “Scratching at the Surface” Official Music Video

Canada based Hard Rock / Metal band 2 SHADOWS has released the official music video for their newest single, “Scratching At The Surface,” via ROCK SHOP RECORDS. Co-written and Produced with CRISPIN EARL from THE VEER UNION / ROCK SHOP RECORDS, “Scratching at the Surface” premiered on Metal Insider.

Video Premiere: 2 Shadows – “Scratching At The Surface” featuring The Veer Union