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Xavier Toscano Gets You Off Your Feet With “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) vs Vogue”

Dennis Lloyd Releases New Single and Video For “Anxious”

“Anxious” off Dennis’ forthcoming debut album set for release later this year, chronicles what is described as his “darkest period in his life.” While Dennis’ 2018 single, “Nevermind” was becoming a global success, things couldn’t be more stressful and tense for him behind the scenes. Dennis had hopes to release “Never Go Back” as his follow up single, while his previous label did not agree with that creative direction and blocked Dennis from releasing new music. A year-long legal dispute between the two parties followed, which led to Dennis experiencing serious depression and anxiety, not knowing if he would ever be able to release music again.


Today, the critically acclaimed duo HAERTS (Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert) shared their gorgeously swaying, third track “Shivering” HERE from their upcoming, third album Dream Nation which will come out on March 12th on Rix Records / The Orchard & Humming Records.

About “Shivering”, Nini Fabi says: “The song came from this organ groove Benny came up with and the onomatopoeic quality of the word “Shivering” itself. It’s about the obsession and attraction of the things which give us anxiety and disturb us. In a way it’s our soundtrack to a panic attack.”

RIco Nasty & Soleima team up w/ chillpill for FIRST EVER music video game + single

Already having written and produced records for artists like Panic! At The Disco, Chloe X Halle and more, chillpill made an introduction of his own artist project (and the virtual being that is chillpill) with single “FUCK THE CLUB” feat. GOLDN, which also received a chillpill remix featuring PC pop artist Ravenna Golden. The story of chillpill the artist begins in an alternate 2-D cartooniverse. chillpill grew up feeling like he had no purpose and struggled to find his place, until he found music. “On the surface level, it’s a fun genre-blending idea, almost a tongue in cheek flip on pop culture. On a deeper level, it’s really a dark comedy and commentary on the state of the music industry” says chillpill on his inspiration behind the project.

MOD SUN and Avril Lavigne Drop Music Video for “Flames”

The track, which landed at the #8 spot on Billboard’s US Rock Digital Song chart, secured adds to coveted playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday, Rock This and The New Alt as well as Apple Music’s New Music Daily, New In Alternative and more. Outlets including Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, NYLON, Marie Claire, Entertainment Tonight Canada and more have heralded “Flames” as one of the best new tracks of the year.

Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne release new music video for “Flames”

Morgan Wade Announces Debut Album “Reckless” Set for Release 3/19 + New Song “Wilder Days” Available Now

Dubbed by BroBible as a “power-packed country rocker,” Morgan Wade grew up surrounded by bluegrass while possessing an affinity for pop and rock, steering the Floyd, Virginia native to meld her influences and create a sound uniquely her own.

“I feel like the last couple of years have been me trying to figure out where I fit in, who I fit in with, and what’s going on,” Wade says. “When I wrote these songs, I was going through a lot, just trying to figure out who I am.”

With her upcoming full-length debut Reckless, available March 19, Wade is embracing her strengths and quirks as she continues to ask questions about who she is and who she wants to be.

Country Rocker Morgan Wade Blazes Her Own Path


Multi Grammy & Emmy nominated recording artist, TV star and activist Jon Batiste announces a new single “I Need You” from his forthcoming ‘black pop’ album WE ARE. The album is set for worldwide release on March 19 (Verve Records). The new single is available now, along with a new music video directed by Alan Ferguson (Camilla Cabello, Jay-Z) and choreographed by the Emmy nominated Jemel McWillams (John Legend, Janelle Monáe). The video stars Batiste as the lead man and lead dancer, fronting a high-octane ensemble of dancers.

bedroom pop artist awfultune continues her “transition to becoming happy…” – “lovesick” out now via Amuse –

New York-based raconteur and bedroom pop artist awfultune makes a swift return with her effervescent new single “lovesick” out now via Amuse.

Isn’t it the worst to be young and in love? Just when we’re determined to avoid the cliché, love strikes and makes us be anything but. awfultune’s voice, equal parts over-it and under-them, is strung over glistening synths in a self-aware sonnet to being in love in a culture that pretends it’s bored of love.

Chris Crack shares new track “False Evidence Appearing Real,”

The new track finds the prolific, beloved MC—of whom Pitchfork writes, “cult-hero status among online rap heads… a wiseass combination of Danny Brown and Chris Rock” and Vice praises as “one of rap’s merriest pranksters”— taking his signature approach to another level, dropping bars (and knowledge jewels) over an ominously funky Sonny Jim instrumental.


“This song was a freestyle, a tongue in cheek moment about feeling like a boss and letting everyone know,” Raissa says.

The new track follows the first two offerings from HEROGIRL—”GO FAST BABY,” which was later remixed by acclaimed U.K. producer Mura Masa and Full Tac, and “CROWDED.”

Cinematic Rock Fusion Project AM Dandy and the Elements Announce Impressive New Single via V13.net

LA-based, Cinematic, Rock-fusion band AM Dandy and the Elements announce their track “Racing with the Wind,” ‘from their instrumental album Oracle, due out March 26, 2021. AM Dandy and the Elements incorporate the power, technique and sounds of Rock, sonorities and improvisation of Fusion, and vibes and soul of Latin, showcasing each genre on various tracks across the record. Oracle is a sonic journey that explores central figure AM Dandy’s existence: from values, vices, loves, to heroes. The band wrote “Racing With the Wind” as a “Dedication to the wind and a memory of a warm windy day in summer a couple of years ago, between the Alps in Italy.”


Today, Tampa rapper LaTheGoat releases “8 Bands” (Remix) Feat. Rick Ross & Jermaine Dupri 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.

He recently caught the attention of Jermaine Dupri after he saw one of his freestyles over “Money Aint A Thang”.

Steve Aoki Brings the Rave Home on “6OKI – Rave Royale” EP

Steve Aoki pays homage to his club and festival roots with his Dim Mak EP, 6OKI – Rave Royale. The EP includes six hard-hitting collaborations with Timmy Trumpet, k?d, Gammer, Brennan Heart, Ben Nicky, and Hasse de Moor giving each song its own fresh sound. Whether it is “BIB’s” pulsating low-ends, drilling synths on “Like It Like That (feat. Spyro & MYLKI),” eccentric percussion throughout “Incoming,” invigorating wubs on “Mind Control,” explosive melodies via “Close to You (feat. PollyAnna),” or a brassy revamp of Pulp Fiction’s famous guitar riff on “Tarantino (feat. STARX),” Aoki and his collaborators deliver on each track. The sonic diversity and uplifting energy of 6OKI creates a much needed out-of-body experience for listeners, transporting them as close to a Rave Royale as possible.


The working class street punks from Atlanta known as ANTAGONIZERS ATL have released their music video for “Hold On Hold Strong.” The video features a guest appearance from Monty Neysmith of the famed British reggae band Symarip who also lent his vocals on the song.


Drawing inspiration from David Lynch’s glamourized scenes of Americana, the “BOYSHIT” video finds Madison portraying the perfect girl next door who teaches a group of young women how to deal with their relationship troubles. Directed by Lauren Dunn, the video premiered on YouTube after a livestream chat with eager fans, waiting to see the rising pop star deliver another glimpse into the world of Life Support.


Today, YBN Nahmir is marking his return with his first release of the year, a remix to his earlier single “Opp Stoppa,” this time featuring Atlanta’s own 21 Savage. The original viral single, “Opp Stoppa” has surpassed 1 million TikTok video creations, after being organically featured by some of the biggest influencers on the platform. In addition, the TikTok sound became the #1 sound on the platform, signifying “Opp Stoppa” as a certified hit amongst YBN Nahmir’s fan base, along with a music video that has over 9 million views to date;

Hoorsees Share “Get Tired” Single/Video | Debut LP Out Via Kanine Records, Feb 19th

Parisian indie-pop group Hoorsees today share the single and video “Get Tired”. The track is a glistening dream pop cut that sets the stage for the February 19th release of their self-titled debut album via Kanine Records. Amongst crisp chord changes, and crunchy guitar lines, singer Alex Delamard reflects on stages of loss while always returning to the motif “Get Tired”. A concept that encapsulates the dragging sadness and subtly wry humor that pervades Delamard’s writing. The track itself might be the saddest reflection on love within the album, but it’s also a screwed-up kind of solution; offering ownership to escapism.

NYC’s Ribbons return with 5-song EP ‘Total Loss’ // Title track out today!

The duo always punched above their weight, transfixing with shivers of echoing guitar, bouts of metallic intensity, and a morose but never hopeless sensitivity. Ribbons were the kind of band no audience could look away from during their sets, and no one was sure how to approach after. It worked for them. Their debut charted in Rolling Stone based on sales in New York City’s beloved [alt record store] Other Music, and landed them on Brooklyn’s L Magazine’s “6 bands to watch in 2008″ – a feature that broke now-household names like Vampire Weekend. In three short years the Brooklyn band played relentlessly, from DIY spots and bar basements to festival stages. They produced a full-length, a 7”, an EP. And then? They were gone.

Cloves Releases Brand-New Single “Sicko” Along with Music Video

Today, Australian artist CLOVES (aka Kaity Dunstan) unveils her brand-new single entitled “Sicko” along with the music video. “Sicko” was co-written and co-produced by Hudson Mohawke and is the second single to be released off of her upcoming sophomore album due out later this year. The music video, directed by Daniel Carberry & Carley Cussen, features an incredible performance by Kaity as she battles between two different versions of herself. The track is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.

guccihighwaters Releases Full-Length ‘jokes on you’

The album, which Spotify celebrated with a billboard in Times Square, was conceived by revisiting his old recording process – isolated in a room with nothing but a laptop and some basic music equipment – captures the momentum and emotion of Morgan Murphy, who creates under the moniker guccihighwaters. A quiet and sensitive introvert, Murphy often stood in the shadow of doubts of his peers. jokes on you – the new record’s title – candidly refers to the lack of confidence others had in him in the early stages of his career.

Cristina Vane’s Fiery Debut Nowhere Sounds Lovely Out April 2nd

Vane’s debut full-length album, Nowhere Sounds Lovely, explores the depths of her new home’s musical history from her unique perspective without ever sounding like a re-hashing of old tricks. Out April 2nd, Nowhere Sounds Lovely flows naturally from the album-opening slow-burn blues of “Dreamboy” to the clawhammer banjo driven lament of “Will I Ever Be Satisfied.” Yesterday, American Songwriter premiered “Badlands,” the album’s closing track–a haunting and visceral nod to the Dakota’s rocky, windy plains–noting, “Like a young Bonnie Raitt, Vane sings from both her voice and her supple, bluesy guitar playing almost simultaneously–her sound as earthen as the South Dakota landscape…” “Badlands” can be streamed now at this link.

Cristina Vane Captures the Energy of “Badlands” On New Video


Esteemed Brazilian Producer & DJ Alok – recently voted Top 5 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs – delivers a spine-tingling update of Faithless’s poignant ‘I Need Someone’ (ft. Nathan Ball & Caleb Femi), released on BMG on 22 January.

The sublime ‘I Need Someone’ quickly became a fan favourite on Faithless’s stunning album ‘All Blessed’ – the legendary dance act’s first LP in ten years. Opening with Nathan Ball’s mesmerising vocal, Alok brilliantly layers growling brass and stabbing synth notes to create a euphoric reworking.

Hounds explore psychedelic indulgence in new song “Three Hits Of Acid”

Today, Topgolf Band Competition winners, Hounds released their new song “Three Hits of Acid,” the latest track from their forthcoming album Cattle in the Sky (BMG) due out on February 5. Accompanying the song is a stunning music video directed by JT Ibanez (P.O.D, Robert Randolph, Picturesque). Jordan Slone spoke about the inspiration of the song by simply saying that “it’s about me at 17, doing three tabs of acid at once.” Slone goes on to say that the song is about a time when he is learning to navigate the ups and downs in life, including his first break up.

‘Sun And The Moon’ by Johnny Cosmic with Collie Buddz Out Now

THE MOBILE HOMES Release New Single “Via Dolorosa” – Tease First New Album in 11 Years!

The Mobile Homes formed in 1984, and have had various lineup arrangements since that time. Now, fans will hear founding members return: with brothers Andreas Brun, Patrik Brun, and Hans Erkendal, along with Sami Sirviö and Markus Mustonen (Kent).

The band has collaborated with Julian Beeston (Nitzer Ebb), and Denniz Pop, Karl Bartos (ex Kraftwerk), among others. They’ve also toured with bands such as Laibach and Nitzer Ebb. In 1998 they released the album ‘The Mobile Homes’, with Karl Bartos of Kraftwerk. Their sound has been compared to Depeche Mode.

Angelus Apatrida Release New Single And Lyric Video For “The Age of Disinformation” Off Upcoming Self-titled Album

“Back to the roots with “The Age Of Disinformation”, fresh and catchy old-school thrash metal song; musically it will bring you back to the golden age of the genre, technically is a galloping piece of gold with crazy solos, riffs and drumming, and those classic frenetic high-pitch insane vocals! Lyrically, well, the story tells itself, we are living the times where more information we have; it’s in our own pockets, in our smartphones, on internet… and ironically is the age where more misinformed we are, we are slaves to the fake news, the more information we have the less we verify or contrast. No doubt we are in front of one future classic AA song, a neck-breaking on every show, enjoy it,” states ANGELUS APATRIDA about the release.

Brodka & Scottibrains Share New Track “Wrong Party”

Despite current circumstances, Speedy Wunderground have had a busy year. The London-based label run by producer Dan Carey alongside Alexis Smith and Pierre Hall were recently coveted with the ‘Best Small Label’ Award by AIM (Association of Independent Music) after being nominated for the second year in a row. Carey also picked up the UK Producer of The Year award earlier in the year at the prestigious Music Producer Guild Awards. He also produced the critically acclaimed sophomore album A Hero’s Death by Fontaines D.C. which landed a well-documented No. 2 position in the official UK album charts.

Introducing DijahSB: “Kid Cudi f*cks with DijahSB and so should you” (Complex)

Toronto-based rapper DijahSB makes navigating synth loops, booming bass claps, and smoothed out production look easy. Quick-witted, agile, inspirational without being preachy, their music is a raw look into the mind of a Black non-binary artist rapping their way through hope, heartbreak, and breakthroughs.

Bay-Area singer/songwriter Kelly McFarling announces ‘Deep The Habit’ LP, shares “Delicate” video with Atwood Magazine; ‘Deep The Habit’ LP out 3/12/21

Kelly McFarling, an Atlanta born, Bay Area based singer songwriter, is a musician who makes songs for long drives and fault lines. McFarling gives weight to wistfulness, traverses landscapes and mythologies, and renders the small and ordinary in ultra-vivid color. With a sound that moves between folk, rock, and alt-country, McFarling’s vocals are the constant: warm, assured, often breathtakingly strong. Today she announces her ‘Deep the Habit’ LP (out 3/12/21) and shares the visual for “Delicate” with Atwood Magazine.

Xavier Toscano Gets You Off Your Feet With “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) vs Vogue”