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The Big Idea – new video “XV”

In 2017, The Big Idea, French psychedelic sextet from La Rochelle, released a first and mad first album. 21 songs on 4 discs called La Passion du Crime 3, in which the band did what he did best, everything. Garage rock, psychedelic pop, experimental and acoustic music. The album is the soundtrack for an imaginary erotic detective novel, depicting 80s London through the investigation of Inspector Lawrence.

Three years later, sound engineer Stéphane Gillet came across the tapes and offer the band to remix and remaster this monumental album.


L.A. based recording and visual artist BOY UNTITLED presents the video for new single ‘IMPOSTER’, a collaboration with fellow queer artist GESS. Known for his vulnerable electronica x pop fusions; BOY UNTITLED’s video for IMPOSTER is a visual representation of the explorative, personal club track that follows themes of identity, anxiety, and solace found by disguising who we are. Directed by Felipe Nogueira and Vince Coconato, the IMPOSTER video follows BOY UNTITLED and GESS as they journey through lucid landscapes complete with dramatic lighting; with set design by queer Latino artist Simon Malvaez. The unique team of artists working on this project combine energies to create an entrancing visual reflection; perfectly capturing the nature of IMPOSTER.

Premiere: Boy Untitled and GESS release video for atmospheric new track Imposter

Ana Shine’s New Single, ‘Freedom’ Is The Perfect Escape From Lockdown

As lockdown continues into the new year, ANA SHINE offers some light at the end of the tunnel with first release of the year, appropriately titled, ‘Freedom’.

Oozing a refreshingly light backdrop, serving as the perfect platform for the Ana’s delicately light vocals, ‘Freedom’, carries a story of searching for hope in the darkest situations.

BLESS THE DEAD Release New Mini-EP ‘Overdue Lies’

The new mini-EP from Atlanta’s finest Bless The Dead is called Overdue Lies and has the feel of rock ‘n’ roll bleeding into genres of traditional metal. Two high tempo songs bringing the thought of a southern thrash punch, all while holding a groove metal foundation. High energy vocals/vocal choruses, guitar riffs/solos and bass creativity with drum fills carrying the songs through their very core.

The themes on Overdue Lies are about a mixture of influence, an escape and consciousness of situations. Its about hanging on too long and having to let go. Letting a poison make you lie to yourself, which sometimes puts you in very tough situations.

THE LICKERISH QUARTET release new psych EP ‘Threesome Vol.2’

Band members of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Slash’s Snake Pit, Finn Brothers, Alice Cooper, Air & Beck – and all formerly of Jellyfish – reunite for 2nd EP with their first official UK release.

Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Tim Smith and Eric Dover have dropped their highly anticipated THREESOME VOL.2 EP on British indie label Lojinx.

ĠENN – Release new single ‘Feel’ | New EP ‘Liminal’ out 30th March via Everything Sucks Music

ĠENN have released a new single ‘Feel’ from their forthcoming EP ‘Liminal’, which will be out via London independent label Everything Sucks Music (GHUM, Honey Joy, Charmpit) on 30th March.

Vocalist Leona Farrugia says of ‘Feel’: “Musically, the song was inspired by The Doors and Lou Reed’s ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ – it’s drone-centred and infused with psychedelic elements, giving space for the vocals to shine through. It culminates in a shoegazey bridge that showcases our love for experimentation, 70’s music and jamming. The lyrics personify a relationship with drugs and the dependency that stems from that sense of escapism.”

Bad Sounds & BROODS team up on the incredible ‘Move Into Me’

Penned moments before the pandemic halted the world’s free spirit of movement, the stunning new single “Move Into Me”, out today, is what happens when two incredible sibling duos from opposite ends of the planet can meet-up to make music. Bad Sounds & BROODS’ meeting of minds provides that lush, soul-enriching shot of Vitamin-D we could all benefit from.

Finnish Heavy Doom Metallers BYRON reveal album details and new single

Byron is a melodic heavy metal band from Finland founded 2019 as a one-man studio project, now standing as a full-grown band. Byron mixes its eclectic sound with influences from various genres, such as occult rock and doom, topping it with themes and imagery of the arcane and the occult.

ZANIA MORGAN: Distorted Sound Premieres “Crepulsculum”

January 29th, Scry Recordings will unleash Argyropoeia, the new split EP from SATARAY and ZANIA MORGAN. The disquieting, five-track offering is a ritual purging for nocturnal metamorphosis… their voices heralding a birthing of new form in unearthly flight.

In advance of the EP’s official release, ZANIA MORGAN presents “Crepulsculum,” now playing at Distorted Sound. Notes MORGAN of the unsettling track, “It’s an anamorphotic gateway to the philospher’s magnus opus.”

PREMIERE: Crepulsculum – Zania Morgan

“Reckonings That Begets Further Reckonings”- BEAMS Share “Born To Win”

“You can hear that fear in “Born to Win,” but you can also hear that courage and determination. There’s something literally life-affirming—and self-compassionate—in Mērnieks-Duffield’s repeated insistence, in the song’s bridge, that ‘I was born.’ It’s one of those reckonings that begets further reckonings.” -American Songwriter

Beams’ Embrace Intense Fear—and Self-Compassion—in “Born to Win”


Maryland-born LA-based rapper/vocalist/producer Heno. has announced a new LP, Death Ain’t THAT Bad available on March 19th. The album, which includes production from JPEGMAFIA & Anthony Ferraro along with features from ASTU, Ahmed Kazmi, Knyves Escobar, Kuya and Bianca Brown is a philosophical mediation on Stoic outlook. Growing up in Takoma Park, Maryland, a neighborhood rife with law enforcement and violence, forced Heno. to grow up faster than most. He realized at an early age that having control of your emotions was a mechanism for survival – a Stoic touchstone. Not having a name for it at the time, he eventually came across the writings of Epicurus, whose philosophies reaffirmed Heno.’s outlook on death, emotions, etc.. all philosophies omnipresent in the album and it’s first single/video “Blackstarrr”.

Ready for broadcast… Take You Away from Dutch techno pioneer DJ Spandex

DJ Spandex just spun his way onto the Dutch music scene. In that time, he has established a reputation as one of the most innovative DJ’s of his generation.

Having shown an affinity for music from a very young age, DJ Spandex has been fine-tuning his DJ skills with a unique repertoire of mixes, music elements and playlists. His career took off propelled by a loyal following that loved the mind-bending sounds of DJ Spandex.

’68 announce new album ‘Give One Take One’ with heavy new single

The noisy Atlanta duo ’68 announced their highly anticipated third full-length album Give One Take One, due out March 26 via Cooking Vinyl. To celebrate the momentous occasion, the band debuted the lead single “The Knife, The Knife, The Knife” alongside a music video created by vocalist and guitarist Josh Scogin (The Chariot, Norma Jean). Completed by drummer Nikko Yamada, the duo burst in with their signature blues-inspired and crushing wall of sound, marking some of their catchiest work yet with tinges of doom, alternative rock, offering only a moment of reprieve before diving into the distinctive and heavy chorus. Produced by the Grammy-winner Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Alice In Chains), who became a believer after just a few songs of a ’68 live set, Give One Take One offers the best of the band’s raucous yet dynamic songwriting with plenty of personalities and indomitable groove.


Giorgio Leone (IT), Italian Dj based in Taipei released its track “​Infectious​” with the label “Neu Gravity”.

Born and raised in Catania, Italy, he showed interest since the beginning for Techno and Minimal House music, getting closer to the local underground scene he was influenced by the DJs and the producers he admired becoming friends first then colleagues later.

Since he landed in Taiwan he had the chance to meet some of the most known Techno djs in the country and started to produce tracks to please the Taiwanese scene with success and together with them he founded Our Muzik, a group that aims to spread the techno culture in Taiwan.

Barra Brown Shares New Video “WOAH HEY!” (ft. Tree Palmedo) Off Upcoming Album ‘LFT:RT’ (Jazz, breakbeat)

Across his work in acoustic jazz with his Barra Brown Quintet and as one half of creative beat-making duo Korgy & Bass, Portland-based musician and producer Barra Brown’s thematic ambition and fearless merging of electronics with improvisational forms reaches a climax on the his debut solo LP LFT:RT.

The diversity of Brown’s musical experience is the driving force of LFT:RT. The album’s title represents Brown’s attempt to break down the binary thinking so often used to sort complex human life into simplified categories. “I say I’m left-handed, yet I’m extremely ambidextrous,” Brown says. Realizing his drumming “was not left- or right-handed, but a continuous circle that connects at points of contact,” his ideas and phrasing themselves became more fluid, more flexible.

Black Fly shares “Mumble Mouth”; “melancholy dance music out of the Vermont woods” (Fader)

Enigmatic Vermont artist Black Fly returns today with a new single and Patrick Golan-directed video for “Mumble Mouth” via Samedi Records (altopalo). Listen to “Mumble Mouth” –

Black Fly, aka Joseph Rittlig, uses pulsing synths, drums, and a sophisticated understanding of piano to take you to where you want to go. Whether that’s an evergreen forest in the Northeast where the music was written, a specific room in your grandma’s house where you first tried cacio e pepe twenty years ago, or a little too far out in a riptide where your endorphins kick in to save your own life; whatever and wherever gets your heart going.

New From James Robert Webb

Like it’s namesake, Okfuskee Whiskey is a “Made In Oklahoma” song written by Webb and rising local songwriter, Matt Shannon. Produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Buddy Cannon, the record blends Webb’s influences of Red Dirt, Outlaw and New Country as the song weaves classic storytelling with vivid imagery and anthemic vocals. It also features Webb’s trademark neotraditional fiddle and steel sound.

Webb says “fans go crazy for Okfuskee Whiskey when we play live–and not just in Oklahoma. I think it has a wider appeal because it’s just a great story song.”

Memphis Genre-Bending Rapper Fresco Trey Drops New “Feel Good” Video Today

“I want the video to remind us to Feel Good and focus on the happy,” explains Trey on the new video. “How you choose to view things can make a huge difference when the chips are down.”

On the track, the burgeoning young creative raps over guitar-heavy production, sharing a poignant message on living in the moment and feeling good in your own skin. Although he reps Memphis and takes pride in his hometown, his pop-meets-rap sound transcends the city. With a recent co-sign from Lyrical Lemonade’s Cole Bennett and the release of the “Feel Good” video, Fresco Trey is cementing his ‘Artist to Watch’ status this year.

Watch Yuno’s official video for “Somebody,” his new single, out today worldwide on Sub Pop

Today, Yuno has returned and stars in the official video for “Somebody,” his irresistible emo-pop single, directed by Jordanna Koffsky. The song is his first new recorded output since the release of 2018’s Moodie and is available now worldwide from Sub Pop.

Yuno says of the single, “Spending so much time at home during the pandemic brought back a lot of feelings from my adolescence. I grew up as somewhat of a loner–spending most of my time isolated in my bedroom, and I wanted to capture the parallels between my life now and the life of my younger self. I drew a lot from the pop-punk, post-hardcore, reggae, and southern hip hop that I’ve loved throughout my life. I feel like my 14-year-old self would be very proud.”

K1ng Zoe “Feel1ng Amaz1ng” | Music Video

Against All Odds Music Group, presents K1ng Zoe with his new single “Feel1ng Amaz1ng”. K1ng Zoe invites you to “picture me rollin” as he takes along for a ride with the rising star. With K1ng Zoe describing what it feels like to be at the top of his game and creating the reality he wants at will, the only way to describe this track is victorious. For more music and updates follow K1ng Zoe on social media everywhere.

Esther Rose To Release Enlivened And Reflective Full-Length How Many Times On March 26th

Esther Rose’s homespun brand of country music has drawn comparisons to legends like Hank Williams, modern trailblazers like Rilo Kiley, and a host of other luminaries in between, but those who are doing the comparing always make note: she’s got her own thing going on. Rose’s innate ability to reflect on her own feelings, to not cast blame, and to keep a smile while doing so brings a spark to her music that sets it apart from her contemporaries and influences alike. On March 26th, Rose will release How Many Times, her third full-length album and second with Father/Daughter Records.

LA’s BOYO Debuts Anime “Ghost Noise” Video via Cool Hunting

BOYO—the artist moniker of LA-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Robert Tilden (they/them)—today shared the video for “Ghost Noise,” a propelling and buoyant standout off their latest album Alone Together In Los Angeles, released in December 2020 via Park the Van Records. “This animated video for ‘Ghost Noise’ is both inspired by and an homage to classic anime like Cowboy Bebop, Akira, Samurai Champloo, Fullmetal Alchemist and more,” explains video creator Corey Watson. “BOYO and I had been discussing making a series of anime videos with looping scenes inspired by different classic animes at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but it never fully bloomed to fruition.

Premiere: “Ghost Noise” by BOYO

-(16)- share new video “Tear It Down” off upcoming split EP with Grime

Cvlt Nation premiere the brand new video from L.A. sludge metal giants -(16)-, “Tear It Down”! This new single is taken from their forthcoming ‘Doom Sessions Vol. 3’ split EP with Grime, out February 26th on Heavy Psych Sounds. Get doomed…

“-(16)- makes doom that’s worthy of the earth-rending quakes that travel through the faults their hometown sits on.” — Cvlt Nation

Watch the Morbid Doom Trip that is -(16)- “Tear It Down”

Teenage Fanclub share new song “I’m More Inclined”

Teenage Fanclub’s Endless Arcade, already a hotly anticipated release this year according to Pitchfork and The Guardian, arrives on its new release date of April 30, 2021. Today, alongside rescheduled tour dates, the band shares the next single from Endless Arcade, the Norman Blake-penned “I’m More Inclined.” A music video for the song will arrive later this week.

Hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj set new album Death Become Life for March 19

“The Beethoven piece we sample in ‘Beethoven on Struggle’ is the Coriolan Overture, which he wrote for Heinrich Joseph von Collin’s 1804 tragedy Coriolan,” JooWan Kim, the group’s artistic director and composer, says of the single. “I chose this piece as the basis because the play’s tragic hero, Coriolanus, reminded me of how hard it is to not give in to outside pressure even if you’re doing the right thing (or especially if you’re doing the right thing). At times, it doesn’t matter if something is right or true, and at these moments we make decisions that define us.”

SpitSickBeats Ft. Apathy (Demigodz) & ChangerMusic “Fist Up” [Video Submission]

“Fist Up” is the second single from SpitSickBeats & Changer Music’s “Steel Money” album, which dropped January 11, 2021. The album features former Death Row artist “RBX” and AOTP/Demigodz “Apathy” as well as Jersey’s “Ren Thomas” and Canadian legend “Lee Reed” amongst others.

Nick Schofield Shares “Ambient Architect” Video

Stepping into an altogether aerial, blue segment of slanting light. You are arriving, you are aware. Glass Gallery, the second album from Montreal-based musician Nick Schofield draws the listener into a state where texture, form and gesture unfurl in federation.