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Watch Chad VanGaalen’s official video for “Samurai Sword,” the first single from ‘World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener’ out March 19th, 2021

Multimedia auteur Chad VanGaalen has delivered a phenomenal animated video for “Samurai Sword,” the first single from World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener, his new album — out on CD/LP/DSPs March 19th, 2021 worldwide through Sub Pop and in Canada from Flemish Eye. The thirteen-track effort, which also features “Nightwaves,” “Starlight,” “Where Is It All Going?,” and “Flute Peace,” was written, performed, recorded, and mixed by VanGaalen at his Yoko Eno Studio in Calgary, Alberta, and mastered by Ryan Morey in Montreal, Quebec.

Family Dinner show love for their cats on dreamy new single “Eyes”

Today, Long Beach, NY indie-alt band Family Dinner shared their new single “Eyes”. The track, which comes from their upcoming EP, You’re So Cool, out February 12th, features dreamy chord progressions and a punk-pop style chorus sure to be a highlight of the band’s live show. Lyrically, “Eyes” is very much a love song, except, in this case, the subject matter is vocalist Natalie Simonelli and guitarist Michael O’Keeffe cats, Iommi and Leatherface. You can stream “Eyes” now on YouTube and Spotify.

BlackBook Premiere: New Family Dinner Single + Video ‘You’re So Cool’ is Giving Us Serious ’90s Flashbacks

Patriarchy Shares ‘Reverse Circumcision’ REMIX LP Via Self-Titled Mag, LP Out Friday On Dero Arcade

Today, Patriarchy shares Reverse Circumcision REMIX LP on Dero Arcade. Self-Titled Mag premiered the album alongside an exclusive track-by-track feature from Actually Huizenga of Patriarchy, revealing music she loves from each remixer. Featured remixers on the project include Nitzer Ebb, ADULT, Light Asylum, Front Line Assembly + more. All of the remixed songs come from the first Patriarchy album, Asking For It, released in November of 2019.

Patriarchy Shares RemixAlbum, Favorite SongsFrom Light Asylum,Drab Majesty and More

Guitar & Stax Legend Steve Cropper Announces “First Solo Album” Since 1969

On April 23rd, guitar legend Steve Cropper will release ‘Fire It Up,’ which he’s calling his first proper solo album since 1969, after decades of stardom in soul, blues, and rock and roll. “This album is different from everything out there now,” Cropper says, in reference to two vocals albums he released in the 80s – “I haven’t heard myself this way since the 60s.” Cropper announced the album with the release of “Far Away,” a bouncing soul number that draws heavily from classic R&B, featuring Cropper’s signature guitar that’s always in service to the groove. “I’m a rhythm player,” Cropper explains, “I set the groove. I’m always listening to the singer and the rest of band.”

Strictly Elizabeth’s 2nd Full Moon Single Out Today!

Strictly Elizabeth, announced today the launch of her second track from her monthly Full Moon Series, with the release of “These Little Things (I Get From You)” available now via all digital platforms. This is the second installment of new music to be released on the full moon since it launched last month.

Produced and Mixed by musician Ira Ingber, “These Little Things (I Get From You)” is a previously unreleased song of her own composition released via her own Data Water Records with virtual distribution by Dash/Go. The video for the song can be found on the Strictly Elizabeth YouTube page.

Danny Kroha (The Gories) shares new track from Third Man solo album

“The title of the song is irresistible, it’s the Cadillac of ‘down and out’ songs,” Kroha said about the track.

Detroit Blues is largely comprised of Kroha’s interpretations of traditional folk, blues and gospel songs from the public domain, created with an assortment of anachronistic DIY instruments like the one-string washtub bass, jug bass and The Diddley Bow.

Pandora’s Thumbprint Radio Marks 5th Anniversary with 50 Million Users and Over 2 Billion Listening Hours

Pandora launched Thumbprint Radio five years ago as a new kind of hyper-personalized music station for Pandora users, one that’s based off the songs that each user has thumbed-up to let Pandora know which ones they love the most.

Thumbprint Radio takes songs that a user has thumbed-up across all of their stations, or anywhere on Pandora – since they first became a Pandora user – mixed with an ever-updating variety of new songs that Pandora knows the user will love based on their thumbs, to create a single personal station that’s as unique as each user’s own thumbprint (get it?), and that grows and evolves with the user and their tastes every time they thumb.

Thumbprint Radio: A Uniquely Personal Station Inspired By All of Your Thumbs Up

Devon Kay & the Solutions “Oh My, Oh My, We’re Far Past That Now” Single

Who says that you have to be an emo band to have long song titles? Continuing their mission to keep EVERYONE entertained, Devon Kay & the Solutions will be releasing “Oh My, Oh My, We’re Far Past That Now” on Friday, January 29th. The song falls neatly in place with their brand of power pop with brass. “OMOMWFPTN is one of those songs I wrote about a very specific snapshot in my life that feels like it’s taken on a broader appeal.” say’s Kay, “I wanted to make something akin to Tom Petty if dude was vaguely punk and flirted with Death Cab for Cutie… in space. The song is littered with melodic “inside jokes” to the bands we spent 2019 touring with so keep an ear out for those.” You can stream the new single today via BrooklynVegan.

THULCANDRA to Re-Release First Three Albums on Strictly Limited Colored Vinyl on April 23

Germany’s answer to Swedish Old School Death Metal in the style of Dissection, Necrophobic and Unanimated, THULCANDRA, will re-release their three albums Fallen Angel’s Dominion, Under A Frozen Sun and Ascension Lost on strictly limited colored vinyl via Napalm Records on April 23, 2021! All three albums have gained classic status within the genre and are currently completely sold out on vinyl.

The fin. release their atmospheric single ‘Deepest Ocean’, out 22nd January

Hailing from the vibrant Japanese port city of Kobe, The fin. have quickly drawn attention inside and outside the borders of their homeland with their stylish Europhile blend of synthpop, chillwave and dream pop, complemented by English lyrics addressing universal themes of everyday uncertainties.

Yo Kinky, the post-pop duo share hypnotic new single “Resistance;” a track with rockabilly-tinged guitars + delicate vocals

Ridgewood, Queens indie rock/post-pop duo YO KINKY composed of Laura Wight and Tom Unish, share their second single, “Resistance,” which finds the duo exploring a more delicate yet simultaneously strong and confident mood. With Tom Unish’s spaced-out, rockabilly-tinged guitar bouncing through the song’s driving, hypnotic layers of sound, they paint a sonic landscape that yearns for much-needed intimacy in a time of social distancing and isolation. As Laura Wight’s vocals float above the surface, singing “Love is all we breathe” and “Swing me off my feet,” she transports the listener to places of rich yet strange beauty. “Resistance” alludes to keeping sanity amidst chaos and finding contentment from the small things in life.



Beauty in Chaos presents ‘The Delicate Balance Of All Things’ (Rapid Reiteration Mix)’ ft. Cinthya Hussey, whose beautiful painting also graces the album cover. Her gorgeous rendition of ‘The Delicate Balance Of All Things’ is the fourth video-single from their new album ‘Out Of Chaos Comes…’, released via Los Angeles’ 33.3 Music Collective.

This is the fourth single from this album, following up a smashing video for ‘Stranger (Holy Wars – Cruel World Mix)’ featuring Kat Leon (of Holy Wars).

TRILLIONAIRE: Romulus LP Streaming At Echoes And Dust

Dark progressive rock collective TRILLIONAIRE – uniting current and former members of Revocation, Inter Arma, Ken Mode, Maid Myriad, and more – will unveil their Romulus debut LP through Nefarious Industries this Friday. Advancing its official release, Echoes And Dust is now hosting an exclusive stream of the entire record, paired with a track-by-track dissection written by the band.

Exclusive Album Premiere: Trillionaire – Romulus

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard releases new track & video

“The song itself feels as if it’s constantly moving along so I tried to keep the visuals continually moving forward and sliding into different visual styles and landscapes,” McClaren said about the video. “I felt the mix of stop motion and collage through the use of found imagery and the band would help compliment the tracks lyrics and themes as I interpreted them, of dreams, nightmares, climate change, dystopias, and utopias, as well as referencing events that took place during the making of the video over 2020. All video of the band was shot by Ambrose during the second lockdown restrictions and I had to give notes on shooting and direct remotely which was strange but so was everything during that period.”

Critically acclaimed Irish superstar Imelda May’s new LP ’11 Past The Hour’ out April 23

May describes of “Just One Kiss,” “That moment you know it can go either way. The sharp notion if you succumb you might just lose control. The split-second decision you know might change everything, with just one kiss. Could you resist?”

The LP marks a new chapter for May, and finds her working with collaborators such as Wood, Gallagher, Miles Kane, with contributions from feminist thinkers and
activists such as Gina Martin and Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu. The album was primarily written with co-producer Tim Bran (London Grammar, Primal Scream,) and string arranger Davide Rossi (Coldplay, U2, Goldfrapp).

Watch Kiwi Jr.’s official video for “Maid Marian’s Toast” from Cooler Returns, their new album out now on Sub Pop/Kiwi Club

Kiwi Jr. has delivered an official video for “Maid Marian’s Toast,” a standout from their just released Cooler Returns, their new album out now on Sub Pop/Kiwi Club. Jeremy Gaudet says of the video, “Footage was compiled from behind the scenes filming of the Cooler Returns recording sessions during the pandemic. Shot in July by director Sean Egerton Foreman and Johan Arthurs, the studio was sweltering and shorts were the only option.”

ECHO set to release limited edition print series of Jimi Hendrix 1/29

ECHO is proud to announce the Jimi Hendrix 2021 Print Series. This officially licensed limited-edition series will showcase some of today’s biggest and brightest visual artists, creating works inspired by guitar icon Jimi Hendrix.

First in the series is a print by artist Dirty Donny commemorating Hendrix’s performance from March 1968 in Ottawa, Ontario. This print will be available starting Friday, January 29 starting at 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST.

Keith Wallen Releases New Single “Dream Away”; Premieres Video on Loudwire.com

Keith Wallen has signed an international distribution deal with eOne and has launched a national radio campaign for his new single “Dream Away” that began on February 15, 2021. Keith will release his first full length album titled “This World or The Next” via eOne in the Spring of 2021.

BONE CHURCH: watch spectacular ‘Acid Communion’ video on Doomed & Stoned!

Connecticut-based stoner metallers BONE CHURCH share their burning hot and devil-worshipping video for ‘Acid Communion’, the title track from their latest studio full-length on Ripple Music. The band also announced the reissue of their debut album in June 2021.

“The video for “Acid Communion” was filmed in October 2020 by our good friends Ray Velazquez, Tristan Rogers, and Jay Haas, and I edited it myself. We filmed it in our old practice spot with very little planning and then I spent way too many hours editing. It’s intense. We have a lot in store for 2021. We’re deep into writing a new album, which we hope to record later this year. It’s still very much Bone Church, but I think people will be surprised and very stoked by new places we’ve taken the band’s sound.”


“Music videos are really difficult to make during a pandemic,” recalls vocalist Eric Reid. “Ontario laws limit gatherings to only 10 people, and our band is eight people, so we were only allowed to bring four of them. We tried to make up for the lack of all the members by wearing a bunch of different outfits. We were really adamant about shooting this video on film, because the song feels bright and organic to me, like a warm hug. We wanted the video to feel like that, too.”

Orson Wilds Bring Their Live Energy to the Video for New Single “Mothers Daughters”

Paragon Cause – Making Up For Lost Time

The dreamy video for “Making Up For Lost Time” perfectly captures the emotions and beauty at its core. When you close your eyes after looking at someone you love, the image sits on your retina and slowly fades away, but the memory remains in your head, distorted. It’s about time rushing forward and never able to catch up to your future plans. Lost opportunities and warning your past not to make the same mistakes, but feeling it is inevitable.

COLLAPSE CULTURE: CVLT Nation Streams Eponymous Debut From Duo Uniting Members Of Bleach Everything, Kowloon Walled City, And More

COLLAPSE CULTURE – the long-distance collaboration by Graham Scala (Bleach Everything, US Christmas, Interstitia) and Ian Miller (Kowloon Walled City, Strangelight, Less Art) – will issue their eponymous debut album through Pax Aeternum this Friday. Advancing its release, CVLT Nation is now hosting an exclusive stream of the entire album.

Experience the cinematic Apocalyptic Dance Sounds of COLLAPSE CULTURE s/t lP

Retro Queen, Jade Moss, Releases Neo-Vintage Pop Gem, ‘Hey Babe’

Jade Moss made her name as a fearless entrepreneur in the world of fashion and textiles and her music career looks to continue the trend, wowing audiences with her mix of nostalgia, glamour and attitude. Her new single, Hey Babe, talks about true love in a disposable and shallow world and about meeting someone new and making it clear to be careful how they play their cards when they have a queen in their hands. Wrapped up in a sound which blends classic, sultry jazz with pop and trip-hop, it’s the perfect introduction to an artist who never takes ‘no’ for an answer.

James Fox Returns after Gambling Addiction with Song-writing Proving to be the Path to Recovery with New Single ‘The Rest of Our Lives’

The Rest of Our Lives is the new single from Welsh singer-songwriter James Fox. Following up on the success of his single Fire & Coal last year, James returns with another self-penned track taken from the forthcoming album, All The Fours. Offering hope to others, James’ new tracks see him returning fully to the music world after a gambling addiction threatened to consume him, with his song-writing proving to be the path to recovery.

Michigan tongue-in-cheek punk-metal outfit ARSENIC TEA PARTY present ’12 Gauge Exit Strategy’

Punk-infused avant metal rock outfit Arsenic Tea Party have announced that they are back with a new release – ‘The Really Not Good Times’ EP is out as of February 14. Ahead of this, they present a lyrics video for lead track ’12 Gauge Exit Strategy’ (created by Jacob Glover), coupled with a clip for ‘Tommy The Cop’ (by Amanda Meade).

Formed in Flint, Michigan in 2019 as a solo project, Arsenic Tea Party today revolves around the duo that is Richard Cynic (vocals, drums, keys, guitar, lyrics) and Ron (Ryan Szewczyk) of Downtown Brown fame on guitar and bass.