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TruCarr and Rich The Kid team up for Lose My Mind

Today, rising Watts, CA rapper TruCarr and Atlanta rapper Rich the Kid release their music video for “Lose My Mind,” TruCarr’s hypnotic single produced by JBFlyBoi. The track will be a part of his upcoming debut project Based On a Tru Story, releasing via 100 Ent/eOne in March 2021. In the mind-bending visual directed by LOUIEKNOWS, Tru and Rich the Kid go on a journey through extravagant LA mansions, churches, and trippy hallucinations where beautiful women dance in body paint.

Watch Girl Friday’s official video for “Earthquake” fromAndrogynous Mary

Today, Girl Friday has delivered a surrealistic visual for “Earthquake,” the powerhouse lead single from Androgynous Mary, their acclaimed album of 2020 out now on Hardly Art.

Girl Friday’s Vera Ellen, who directed the video, offers this, “The greatest love story is between a song and a video. I wanted to deconstruct the creative process. How do ideas find each other? What happens when the artist lets outside forces get in the way of an idea? How is an idea affected by us, the audience and our expectations? What does an idea have to do to become it’s complete, purest, self. Beyond anything, it’s a story of fighting for true liberation. This will look different for everyone but I hope people can project their own struggle onto the story, and relish in the freedom experienced by the characters (if only for a moment).”


Acclaimed R&B sensation Pink Sweat$ has announced today’s premiere of a spectacular new remix to his earlier release, “At My Worst.” “At My Worst (Kehlani Remix)” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; an official visualizer is streaming now via YouTube. The original “At My Worst” is one of Pink’s greatest performing songs to date. There have been 1M+ videos made on Tik Tok to the record and it remains on Today’s Top Playlists all over the world, including the US. The official video is at over 50M+ views on YouTube and the record 100M+ streams globally. The man of love himself is also still very much in demand even in Asian territories, where his songs tend to explode first before making their way back home. “At My Worst” is #1 in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and more, along with having impressive chart positions. The record is currently featured on Today’s Top Hits, Top 70 on the Spotify Global Streaming Chart, Top 5 on the Spotify Global and US Viral Chart and a Trending Video on YouTube.

Pino Palladino and Blake Mills to unveil new album Notes With Attachments 3/12

“With a song like this, built in layers, at various points along the road you look around and go: what is this? Where is the composition? Sometimes you end up drawing the blueprints of the house after it’s fully been built,” says Mills about “Just Wrong.” That process touches every song on the record, which typically began with Palladino’s own melodic and rhythmic language and developed outward with references shared by the two musicians from West African and Cuban music, funk, jazz, and English folk.

Lil Mosey Heads To London For His New Video “Holy Water”

To kick-off his 2021, Lil Mosey travels to London to film his new song, “Holy Water.” Directed by Danny Lopez, nothing is ever off-limit for the platinum-selling star as he traverses through the city in style. Released on his 19th birthday, the singsong anthem is a slam dunk for the Seattle all-star, as he looks to follow-up his monstrous 2020 with his latest record. The intricate artwork for “Holy Water” is written in Mosey’s alien language Luminous. The word comes from his home planet Land of Make Believe.

Son Little Releases New Single “Phantom Killer”, Watch New Lyric Video Now

Born Aaron Earl Livingston, Little first came to international prominence with his self-titled debut which was released in 2015 on ANTI- Records. While Little’s collaborations with The Roots and RJD2 had already helped him make a name for himself by that point in his adopted hometown of Philadelphia, critics on both sides of the pond were quick to recognize the unique power of Little’s solo recordings, which stripped the past for parts that could be reconstituted into something wholly new and original. NPR hailed Little’s “impeccably crafted songs” as “honest and unpretentious,” while The Independent proclaimed him “a formidable talent,” and Vice declared that he was “dissolving the barrier between R&B and rock ‘n’ roll one tearjerker at a time.”

Mosa Wild Share New Track “Cry Baby”

Mosa Wild are pleased to share a new single, “Cry Baby.”It is the first in a spate of new recordings, finding their release throughout the Spring on Glassnote Records.

The track was produced alongside Ben Baptie (Rex Orange County, Moses Sumney).


“…Congolese rumba rhythms, filled with resilience, beauty and resistance.”
– NPR Music

“There’s much to uncover and discover here.
This Tiny Desk (home) concert is a deep journey.”
– NPR Music

Jane Inc (member of U.S. Girls ffo: Sorry, Melody’s Echo Chamber) | Shares new single, “Steel”

Tipped so far by The Line of Best Fit, NPR, Brooklyn Vegan and Earmilk, unlike Carlyn’s previous musical output, this is solely her project, written and produced by herself. She worked with a few extra hands on the record – members of U.S. Girls, Aquakultre and Scott Hardware contributed, as well as esteemed Toronto producer, Steve Chahley (Badge Èpoque Ensemble, Kathryn Williams) – but the fact that this is solely down to her is pretty representative of how deeply personal this record is to Bezic, emerging as an unraveling of her views on mental health and the role which social media/the internet can play in damaging it.

Major Lazer debuts “QueLoQue” video featuring Paloma Mami

Directed by Sam Hayes, the video is a tribute to the iconic Hype Williams videos of the ‘90s, featuring a playful performance from Paloma Mami as well as sci-fi backdrops and fisheye lenses. New York-born, Chilean artist Paloma Mami is one of Latin music’s biggest rising stars. In only two years, Paloma has generated more than 1 billion streams worldwide as well as various multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold singles that have captured the attention of some of the biggest names in music.

Harry Hudson Releases New Video For “Closing Doors” ft. Astrid S

Harry Hudson has released the music video for “Closing Doors” ft. Norwegian pop artist Astrid S, making its broadcast premiere on MTV Live and mtvU. From Harry’s sophomore album Hey I’m Here For You (out now via MSFTS/Roc Nation), “Closing Doors” – which has already garnered over 2 million Spotify streams – swirls with atmospheric instrumentation and shimmering pianos as Harry and Astrid S’ soulful vocals intertwine while the video showcases the two reflecting on past love and personal growth as they sing about closing one door to work on yourself in order to start a new beginning.

Heavy Stoner Rockers GREENLEAF Announce New Album “Echoes From A Mass”

2021 is going to be heavy: Sweden’s finest stoner rock four-piece GREENLEAF just announced their new full-length Echoes From A Mass – out on March 26th, via Napalm Records. The successor to their 2018 epic, Hear The Rivers, is more than ready to spread GREENLEAF’s concentrated sludgy energy to all disciples of the genre.

Once again, GREENLEAF are only boiling with Stoners finest ingredients: Their main influences are made of a not to be despised prog- as well as psychedelic impact, adding a rousing vortex to the Swedes sonic corset. Heavy desert riffs, sprawling drum parts, catchy melodies and grooving rhythms make their new record an absolute eye-catcher.

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn to release comic book “All These Perfect Crosses”

Comic book retailer Neighborhood Comics (Savannah, GA) has announced All These Perfect Crosses, the first comic book release from its publishing imprint. The All These Perfect Crosses comic combines the lyrics of singer/songwriter Craig Finn (The Hold Steady) interpreted by the artistic talents of comic book creator Andrew Greenstone. All These Perfect Crosses arrives in-stores March 3 in two formats, a traditional comic book and hardcover deluxe edition graphic novel with bonus material, and is available for preorder now.

Sara Watkins To Release “Under The Pepper Tree” March 26th – Variety Premieres “Pure Imagination” Video Today

Sara admits that she initially felt conflicted about making a children’s record until she realized that perhaps this album could impact a young listener in the same manner as the music from her own childhood affected her. The nostalgic and gentle Under the Pepper Tree offers a comforting record for those moments as daily rhythms fade into nightly rituals — and when a child’s imagination comes to life. “I want this album to be a place of calm, imagination, and relief,” Sara says. “Some days are perfect and things are a dream and make you feel like a superhero. And some days are just… such a challenge. I feel like this record has a place in both of those days, and I really hope that these recordings find a place in kids’ hearts, and become as special as they are to me.”

Whispering Sons Share New Track “Surface”

Combining bleak and jarring imagery, the band comment of the video: “The theme of isolation in a cyclical and circling world was used by combining images of a woman singing in bright white light alongside flashing sceneries of destruction, a lost city, stone formations and rough structured landscapes. It’s the result of an instinctive search by photographer Sybren Vanoverberghe and filmmaker Jonas Hollevoet for images in which no humanity can be found.”

Juliet Quick (Brooklyn) shares “Circles” single | Announces ‘Glass Years’ EP

About the song, Quick states: ” “Circles” is about filtering out the feedback of others and just living inside yourself, even if that isn’t always the easiest place to be. I have trouble doing that—I have had this lifelong compulsion to be perceived as ‘good,’ even to people who I don’t think are ‘good!’ The particular kind of depression I was in when I wrote this song, though, gave me some relief from that at times. It was much more difficult to care about pleasing people. There are a handful of external voices that appear in the song—advice-givers, pedantic men, crust punks—who are kind of gently ignored. It is definitely a sad song but it is also about freedom.”

SONIC FLOWER: stream new album ‘Rides Again’ in full!

Japan’s psychedelic blues rock unit SONIC FLOWER (with members of Church Of Misery) share their unreleased 2005 studio record ‘Rides Again’ in its entirety today via Invisible Oranges website. Get into the their electric and boogie-laden grooves now !

“If the cottage industry of 1970s worship in hard rock and metal ever needs an official ambassador, Tatsu Mikami should be in serious contention. (…) Mikami shows off his solo abilities during an extended bass break in “Captain Frost” while guitarists Arisa and Takenori Hoshi duel and synchronize with equal aplomb throughout “Black Sheep” and “Quicksand Planet”. The laid back nature of the music doesn’t apply to the musicianship; for a genre known to excuse sloppy playing with ‘it’s just a vibe, man’ platitudes, there’s nary a sour note or careless moment to be found.” enthuse Invisible Oranges.

Quiet Canyons shares indie-folk single “Panicked Mistakes”

Following the release of debut single “We Overflow”, Quiet Canyons, the new project from singer-songwriter Tim Willams, shares “Panicked Mistakes” out today. The song is an on edge, acoustic number centered around working through self-doubt. On the track, Williams is able to make an acoustic guitar sound heavy, a nice juxtaposition to his soft-toned vocals. Both singles can be found on Quiet Canyons’ upcoming self-titled album set for release on February 12th via Trash Casual.

Quiet Canyons shares indie-folk single “Panicked Mistakes”

NYC collective MICHELLE release “FYO”

“FYO” is about belonging to different worlds but feeling rejected by both. Growing up as a mixed-race minority in the US, my self concept was warped by other people telling me what I am and am not, pushing and pulling me between identities. Although my feelings of cultural dissonance still ebb and flow, now I have the vocabulary, support system, and perspective to unpack that inner conflict on my own terms.

James Levy signs with Side Hustle Records, and shares debut single + video “Solider”

Nashville-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, James Levy. announces his new signing to Side Hustle Records / The Orchard, with a new album, Solider, due out on March 12, 2021. Associated acts of Levy’s include Reputante (Cult), James Levy &The Blood Red Rose (Heavenly), LEVY (OLI), Lolawolf (Innit), Charles Bradley, The Pierces, and this new record follows Levy’s debut solo record, Somebody (Innit), which came out in 2019 and was produced by Paul Defiglia (The Avett Brothers).

James Levy’s New Song Was Inspired By the TV Show “Normal People”

Reuben Koops | ‘Like the Movies’ – NEW SINGLE

After a three year hiatus, Reuben Koops is back with a stunning new single Like the Movies, due for release on December 10. The modest, yet captivating acoustic track is a departure from more recent band-oriented material; back to his singer/songwriter roots.

Speaking of the creative process, Reuben explains, “this song was about relating to some of my earlier songs that were just acoustic guitar and vocals; keeping those elements at the forefront. Songs have to be strong enough that they don’t need too many bells and whistles to be ‘a good song’. I worked with Jack McLaine (Sumner) to engineer the track. We recorded as little as possible and relied on those organic elements. I think we’ve been able to achieve what we wanted whilst still featuring some great musicians on the track to support it”.

A Killer’s Confession Release Brand New Single “Remember” Today (Waylon Reavis formerly of Mushroomhead)

A Killer’s Confession, the band led by former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis has released its brand new single “Remember” today via Wake Up! Music Rocks (a division of Wake Up! Music). The single is from the band’s highly anticipated third album coming out later this year.


Last week, singer-songwriter Jensen McRae tweeted a clip of herself playing the imagined first few lines of a Phoebe Bridgers song from a potential album in 2023, spoofing on the Bridgers impeccable word play. The well-postured clip caught the attention of Bridgers and shortly thereafter, the clip of the 23 year old LA native’s tribute went viral, catching the attention of artists and celebrities and streaming over 2.3M times. With the encouragement of her fans, McRae went into the studio with executive producer Rahki (Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, EarthGang, Kari Faux, Syd, Rejjie Snow, Sampa The Great etc) and wrote and recorded a full version of “Immune”, out now.