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Artist: Craymo – Track: December Rain

Craymo released this single in loving memory of his Mom who recently passed away. December Rain (Carol of Love) is a classic, timeless, heartfelt ballad along the lines of Lewis Capaldi, Elton John and Robbie Williams. Craymo co-wrote the song with Composer Paul Dinletir way back in the late 80’s-early 90’s and originally recorded it only as a demo. Craymo’s mom, Carol told her son that it was one of her favorite songs that he ever wrote and performed. Craymo said: “When my mom passed away I wanted to go into the studio to record a full proper version of the song in her honor. “December Rain” is about a broken heart and unrequited love. My mom was always there for me through all my heartbreaks in life so it was the perfect song!”

THE BLOODY HELL Question US Political Climate w/ New Video “Nobody Cares About America Anymore”

It’s been two years since Halifax, Canada’s The Bloody Hell released their award-nominated (Loud Recording of the Year” – Nova Scotia Music Awards 2018) self-titled debut album and now they are ready to end the apocalypse known as 2020 with a taste of their new single “Nobody Cares About America Anymore”.

Lil Freaky feat. Future x Herion Young – 27 Birdz [DJ Pack]

NOISEPOETNOBODY: Experimental Sound Alchemist Releases Drone Relief EP Via Scry Recordings

The two-song EP — divided simply into “Drone Relief I” and “Drone Relief II” — was produced, mixed, and mastered by Jones and is the intended companion to Drone Box, released via Scry Recordings in 2019. The work features a heavy emphasis on the tanpura, a long-necked plucked string instrument, originating from India, found in various forms of Indian music. The tanpura does not play melody but rather supports and sustains the melody of another instrument or singer by providing a continuous harmonic bourdon or drone.

Sinéad Harnett & EARTHGANG Highlight BLM Movement

Gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album due out next year, powerhouse R&B singer and songwriter Sinéad Harnett is back with the official video for her latest surefire hit “Take Me Away” with EARTHGANG.

Looney Babie feat. King Von – DRILL (Remix)

Artist: Roscoe – Track: Forever

Forever is the closer on Roscoe’s latest EP. After a wild ride through Earthly Delights’s dense harmony and orchestral instrumentation, we get to relax through Forever. Starting with Ukulele and sampled guinea pigs, Roscoe’s crooning voice guides us through the existentialist feelings brought about by the year’s events. Light percussion and glockenspiel join the mix to build the comforting and warm chorus while 1 word is repeated, Forever.

Chris Garneau Shares “For Celeste” Via Under The Radar

Today, NYC-based chamber pop artist Chris Garneau shares “For Celeste”, a haunting and vulnerable single off his upcoming LP The Kind, out January 29th on The Orchard. Under The Radar premiered the track, praising how the “swirls of synths, understated percussion, and touches of guitar fill out the track, but remain subdued, never distracting from Garneau’s evocative, heartrending vocals.”

The Perfect Song For Christmas

Chicago – based singer/songwriter Isaiah Grass, shares his holiday single he wrote titled: “Christmas with You”, a heartwarming mid-tempo Christmas song about cherishing the ones you love more than the presents you receive.

“Christmas with You”, is currently being played on various radio station formats. We’ve been told this Christmas song has the potential of being a well – known classic. The song has been featured in commercials, and heard in several TV segments on morning news.


“we went in the studio with jeremy from marian hill at the top of the year and he was working with a ton of granular synthesis on vocals and foley samples. if you’re unfamiliar, this kind of synthesis involves taking a really small sample (a “grain”) of a sound and warping it through repetition or stretching. you end up with these really wild sonic characteristics by focusing on such a atomic piece of the sound. we were super inspired by this, so when we sat down to write cherry blossoms we wanted to apply the same technique to our guitar. every synth in the song is some amalgamation of vocals or guitar, granularized and melded with other found sounds. the lyrics and story of cherry blossom reflect this creative process as our protagonist finds themselves looking for the little beauties around them like patterns colors and nature.”

Dan Kanvis shares “No Feedback” video

A deeply personal project about his struggle with identity and the lineage of ideas present in his upbringing, Understanding Dead Plants is a dual reference to growth, in the context of care vs. neglect, and the vacant automotive plants that remain in Detroit as a stark symbol of automation and white flight.

SLIFT: watch powerful Pink Floydian new live video!

Post-psychedelic prodigies SLIFT just unleashed another magnetic piece of show. “Citadel On A Satellite” and “Hyperion” are two mind-blowing powerful tracks taken from their stellar new record ‘Ummon’ – available now on Vicious Circle Records and Stolen Body Records.

Circa Waves Share Festive New Song “Miss Christmas”

Today Circa Waves have shared “Miss Christmas”, a seasonal slice of top notch songwriting from the ever-prolific four piece. A suitably off-kilter addition to the Christmas song canon, “Miss Christmas” is accompanied by a socially distanced video, which sees Kieran, Joe, Sam and Colin capture the mood in this strangest of years.

NIGHTFALL Announces New Album, Shares New Single

Greek melodic metal masters NIGHTFALL will be releasing their new full-length, ‘At Night We Prey,’ on March 5, 2021 via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label! The album details and artwork can be found below. In addition, the band has shared the first single from the new effort, “Darkness Forever,” –

Out Now: Kiesza unveils video for Sky Ain’t The Limit

Today ‘electro-pop maven’ (The Fader) Kiesza releases the video for ‘Sky Aint The Limit’, lifted from her critically acclaimed album ‘Crave’ released earlier this year. 

Speaking on the track, Kiesza says: “Sky Ain’t The Limit is a song about pushing mental, physical and creative boundaries. This particular video has a unique journey. It was originally directed for a different songs by my friend Smac McCreanor, but the video never came out with that song. One day while going through the footage again, I tried pairing it with Sky Ain’t The Limit and found that they fit together in a really cool and unique way. It felt like it was made for that song. True to the lyrics of the song, there are no limits to what can happen with art. Sometimes idea from the past can resurrect themselves in new and ever better ways.”

CLINTON KANE SHARES NEW VISUAL FOR “remember the mornings”

The video embodies the inspiration behind the emotive pop ballad while showcasing Clinton’s heartfelt songwriting and passionate vocals as he reminisces on a past love.

“remember the mornings” will be featured on Kane’s forthcoming EP ‘what am I doing wrong?,’ which is set to release next year.

Purgatory share new single “Stack ‘Em Up” and update on new album

Today, the Midwest Street Metal crew, Purgatory, debuted their new stand-alone single, the first taste of new music in a year from the rugged group, called “Stack ‘Em Up” via a premiere with Metal Injection. The band has also announced their sophomore full-length, the follow up to their widely lauded debut Cold Side of Reality, will be released in the spring of 2021 via Unbeaten Records.

PURGATORY Damns the System in New Song "Stack 'Em Up"

Yungblud shares Vevo live performance video for “mars”

Vevo announces the release of YUNGBLUD’s live performance of “mars” off his new album Weird! This new video follows yesterday’s release of “superdeadfriends,” and will be followed by tomorrow’s release of “it’s quiet in beverly hills.”

Carly Rose Drops Provocative New Single “Change My Mind”

Carly added about the track, “Change My Mind is about when you make the hard realization that there are certain things about yourself that you just cannot seem to shake as hard as you might try. Nobody is perfect, and this song explores the most dysfunctional and destructive parts of who I am in the best way I know how–bitter sarcasm and self deprecation.”

Watch CYRRCA’s new “Beograd” video via Flaunt

Today CYRRCA is releasing a new single “Beograd” with a video shot among beautiful South Korean landscapes. Flaunt has the premiere. CYRRCA’s epic self-titled debut is due out on February 5th, 2021 and details the experiences of a multi-year journey around the world.

Elle King Releases New Song and Performance Video for “Another You”- Listen/Watch Now

Today, Elle King releases a brand new song and performance video for “Another You,” co-written by Elle King, Sam Fischer, and John Hume, and produced by Martin Johnson & Brandon Paddock.

The Midnight Preachers Release Single + Video for “MEXICO”

Irish rock band The Midnight Preachers released their new single titled “Mexico” to all digital outlets.

The song was produced by John Henry and Eoghan MacSheain and mixed/ mastered by Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal. “Mexico is a song about doing what you need to do in life and making bold decisions to separate yourself from the pack. It’s also about looking inward and bringing some of those demons out” says Eoghan MacSheain.

The band also released the official music video for “Mexico” that can be seen here:

International experimental artist collaborates with champion dancers on stunning new video

Eastern European born artist, Nainnoh, has premiered the new video, “Run,” and announced the release date for her self-titled debut album. Blending the folk influences of her native Georgia with psychedelic and indie music, Nainnoh will be released on April 2, 2021, which is a meaningful date for the artist – the anniversary of when she boldly moved to the United States to follow her musical dreams.


“Slide Wit Me” is a sexy, upbeat record, with a luring sample and catchy vocals. Created on an outdated Macbook, bought from reselling first edition Yeezy’s, LAYNEVERDIES proves that he can never fall short of delivering us something new. Lyrically, he takes us into a world of restlessness which often comes with desire to be successful, all while contemplating the foundation of his love life. But, don’t be fooled. The sonics of this track will leave you dancing through life’s adversities.

JOSIE COTTON releases brand new video for classic 1982 song “Blackout”

“If you’ve ever felt like plunging brain-deep into the real lost ’80s, the new video for ‘(Let’s Do the) Blackout’ is your diving board,” says infamous New Wave icon JOSIE COTTON about her brand new video for her classic song. The video premieres on MXDWN.com, who calls the track “a vibrant ’80s hit that combines elements of new wave, surf rock, and pop. It’s a reminder of the dark yet spunky nature of Cotton’s addicting music.” “Blackout” collects footage from the era when the song was originally released in 1982 and meshes them together for a vintage-adjacent celebration of the generation that spawned legwarmers, Jazzercise and slamdancing.


Today, Tampa rapper LaTheGoat releases his debut video for “8 Bands” via So So Def/Def Jam Recordings. The track started gaining buzz in South Florida after being posted online by the 25 year-old lyricist.

Jordi Up Late Shares “Same Moon” Via Cool Hunting

LA-based pop artist Jordi Up Late shares “Same Moon,” alongside a stunning self-animated music video that recently won a Bronze Award at the Los Angeles Animation Fest. Reflective and emotive, “Same Moon” will lull listeners into a heartbreaking sort of trance. Cool Hunting premiered the track, praising it as “magnetic” and declaring it “a rumination on the path between anticipation and loneliness.”

Jordi Up Late: Same Moon

Loui Paso – ”Jack Pot” (Official Music Video) ft. Todd the God

M. Caye Castagnetto Shares Debut Track “Hands On The Business” Via Brooklyn Vegan

Peruvian artist Caye Castagnetto (they/them) shares their debut track “Hands On The Business.” The song was premiered by Brooklyn Vegan, who praised their unusual approach to songwriting, dubbing it “both familiar and alien” and regarding it as “of the groovier tracks on the album.” Castagnetto’s debut LP Leap Second is out January 22nd on Castle Face Records.

Nana’s New Video for “King’s Blvd 2″ Out Now!

“We in the middle of the zeitgeist right now, and I feel like it’s my due diligence, and it’s my purpose, and my duty to be the light in the midst of all the darkness.” – Nana