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Blow_flyy Presents The New Video For The Single “Bleed 4 You”

Childe Shares New Track “Child”

Following his previous release “Two Thirds”, which illuminated his meditative lyricism and finesse for sensitivity, “Child” provides the perfect accompaniment with its unadulterated vulnerability. Melding static beats and kaleidoscopic, yearning samples, Childe’s new single is a bittersweet and ambient electro pop confession, stripped bare to unveil the artists’ raw feelings towards chaotic passion.

Mark Mallman to release first album in 5 years called ‘Happiness’ on 4/9 alongside memoir ‘The Happiness Playlist,’ shares new song + video “Fake Gold Silver Chains”

Mallman says of the song and video:
“The music is designed to keep the body moving, to bypass overthinking, and let the soul speak by dancing. Lyrically, it’s about capitalist inclusivity. Everybody deserves to dress up and feel themselves. The absurdity of it all is paying ten thousand dollars for a piece of jewelry that looks identical to one that costs $1.99.”

Introducing Sly Boy; alt-pop artist shares new song + video for “Dead” feat. Maggie Miles

Today, Nashville-based songwriter and producer Sly Boy shares the dark and contemplative new single “Dead” featuring Maggie Miles. The cryptic music video follows Sly Boy and Maggie Miles on a Bonnie-and-Clyde-like adventure. The slow-motion footage captures them scheming to bury or dig up an unknown entity. There is a mystery in the air that will leave people wondering what’s next and debating over what may or may not have happened already.

Yaniza Debuts Lyric Video for Pop Hit “i love you”

The young dream-pop artist embodies a unique pop styling similar to that of Grace VanderWaal or UK’s Noah and The Whale. Yaniza’s other songs have been featured on PopSugar and Glamour and see the young artist bringing a light, ukelele-influenced pop soundscape to the forefront.

Andrew Delaney shares early stream of new album ‘The Villain Is Right!’

We all like to think that we’re the main hero of our own narrative. Andrew Delaney, however, relates more with the villains. He found figures like the Joker, Mr. Freeze, and Bane to be way more interesting than Batman himself. Such characters are well-defined, having human motivations that rationalize their harmful actions. Delaney uses this perspective to navigate life’s tough moments, breaking them down into smaller elements that are much more manageable.

Enjoy a First Listen to Andrew Delaney’s New Album, ‘The Villain Is Right!’ [Premiere]

Young-Borra shares new single “U Get What U Pay 4”

Born in the Bronx and raised in New York City, Jonas Young-Borra (AKA Young-Borra) draws influence from his pre-pandemic work experience as an event curator, DJ, doorman and promoter in some of New York’s best clubs. Many of these experiences help shape the context of his music and lyrical input; nightlife, heartbreak, striving for love and success, relationships, sex, parties, breakups, makeups and living under the bright lights of the big city.

Iceage announce new album “Seek Shelter” + share new single “Vendetta”

Copenhagen’s Iceage – Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, Jakob Tvilling Pless, Johan Surrballe Wieth, and Dan Kjær Nielsen – announce their fifth album, Seek Shelter, out May 7th on Mexican Summer. Today, they present a new single/video, “Vendetta,” which follows their recent track “The Holding Hand”. Enrolling Sonic Boom (Pete Kember of Spacemen 3) to produce the record and an additional guitarist in the form of Casper Morilla Fernandez, Seek Shelter sees Iceage’s propulsive momentum pushing them in new, expansive, ecstatic directions. A decade on from their first record, Iceage continue to harness their lives together through music.


“If I had to pick one song I wish I had written, it would be ‘Float On’. Modest Mouse is one of my all time favorite bands. I love all their albums, but Good News for People Who Love Bad News in particular really tickles my pop spot: my spot that loves pop. ‘Float On’ is a classic and it took me a while to figure out how I wanted to approach it. I didn’t want to clutter it with too much, and I love how the chorus is just bass, drums, and stacks of vocals,” Phil Shared.

Premiere: Phil Good — Float On

James Levy shares new single + video “Myself Anymore”

The video for “Myself Anymore,” was directed by Levy’s former LOLAWOLF bandmate Jimmy Giannopoulous, was shot in downtown Los Angeles. The video’s wry sense of humor is classic James Levy, and the font plays a character, and it feels like he’s competing with his own name flashing across the screen, as he roams LA. His sheer self-awareness breaks the marketing fourth wall in a way that makes it hard not to smile and feel in on the joke of what’s it’s like to take oneself too seriously in the music business, or in anything in life.

glaive shares shares video for breakout single “astrid” from last fall’s debut cypress grove EP

16-year-old glaive is an artist based in the mountains of North Carolina who began making music at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, releasing his first song on Soundcloud in April. The steady stream of music that followed quickly earned him acclaim and, by the end of the year, spots on several coveted year-end lists. More music from glaive is imminent.

BONES OF THE EARTH: Arkansas Hardcore/Doom Trio To Release II. Eternal Meditations Of A Deathless Crown Full-Length April 2nd

Bound by a mutual love of medieval fantasy, sci-fi, and a desire to create uncompromisingly heavy music, BONES OF THE EARTH was forged in 2018 and immediately began writing material that would become their debut concept album, 2019’s I. The Imminent Decline Of Human Spirit. Weaving jagged hardcore tempos, dominating vocals, and sludgy riffs with post-metal ambiance across the entirety of its twenty-nine-minute run time, the body of work was composed with the intent to be performed in its entirety live.


Def Jam Recordings and Marvel Comics – two iconic brands who have left an indelible stamp on popular culture the world over – today announce a special collaboration designed to integrate the voices of young Black creatives with one of the most transformative characters and storylines in graphic arts history: Black Panther. Three of Def Jam’s rising stars – Saint Bodhi, Bobby Sessions, and Kaash Paige – will each contribute character-driven short stories in Black Panther #23, #24, and #25, the last three issues of the “Intergalactic Empire” saga from the acclaimed creative team featuring writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Daniel Acuna.

NEONFLY Premiere Brand New Music Video Featuring DANI DIVINE and Ink Worldwide Deal with Noble Demon! “The Future, Tonight” To Be Released June 18th!

Neonfly have announced their worldwide signing with German powerhouse label Noble Demon, who will release the band’s highly anticipated upcoming full length record, The Future, Tonight, on June 18th. With two critically acclaimed albums under their belt, Neonfly have been storming festival main stages, and touring as the main support band for some of Rock’s biggest names, including Alice Cooper, Dragonforce, Anvil, Gamma Ray & Magnum, since 2011. Their wildly dynamic live performances combining ferocious musicianship, a frenetically energetic front man, and a fire-breathing guitarist have earned them a growing reputation as a compelling musical & visual live draw.

Bealby Point Share “I’m So Bummed Out Right Now”

Not unlike a gang of pesky neighbourhood kids from a Stephen King novel, Bealby Point spent their youth sneaking out to parties, riding bikes, and exploring the night in the sprawling suburbs of a coastal neighbourhood of North Vancouver, which also serves as inspiration for their songwriting, atmosphere and energy.

NO RAZA Premiere Brand New Music Video for “Atrición”

Death Metal heavyweights NO RAZA have unleashed a brand new and killer video clip for the track “Atrición”.

Formed in 1997 in Colombia, South America, now based in Florida, US, NO RAZA’s latest, critically acclaimed album, Transcending Material Sins, was released on March 20th 2020 through German powerhouse label Noble Demon. Eleven powerful and merciless Death Metal anthems, following in the footsteps of Grave, Asphyx and Obituary!


Destroy Boys are a three-piece band founded by Violet Mayugba (guitar/vocals) and Alexia Roditis (vocals/guitar). Rounded out by drummer Narsai Malik they have been redefining West Coast punk, making waves from the California shoreline to the UK, sharing stages with up and coming bands like Mannequin Pussy as well as punk stalwarts such as Face To Face and Lagwagon. They’ve also racked up over 40 million streams, with the numbers ticking upward every day without fail. Their visceral personal tales of scene bullies, elitist cliques, betrayal, and unrequited love have won over the hearts and ears of eager listeners ranging from the fervent teens who pack out their shows to Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong (see his mention in the Rolling Stone cover story HERE via Instagram HERE).

Destroy Boys unleash their ferocious new single “Muzzle”—watch


The band also begins their “To The Island” tour in New Zealand March 4th with full itinerary listed below. The tour and new music feature founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour along with producer and keyboardist Mitchell Froom, guitarist and singer Liam Finn and drummer Elroy Finn.

JULIANA. Drops New Single “Mixed Signals”

“Since Valentine’s Day was this past weekend, it felt like the perfect time to release my newest single, ‘Mixed Signals,’ which is meant to be an empowering song for anyone who has ever dealt with confusion in a relationship,” shares JULIANA. “With everything being virtual these days, it can be hard to really get a read on the person you’re talking to and that’s exactly what I was going through when I wrote this. It’s an upbeat song to encourage people to get up and dance and express themselves! I want listeners to remember their worth no matter what they’re going through in a relationship, because I can guarantee you, you’re way too good for someone who’s misleading. I hope it reminds people that they are worthy and deserve more than mixed signals!”

QWÄLEN: Finnish black metal punks premiere new album “Unohdan sinut” at No Clean Singing

The band states: “We guess Darkthrone, Nifelheim, Bathory, Terveet Kädet are the acts that we are influenced by. Some things you can hear in the sound, some not. The band’s sound sort of just comes out as it is, even though we try to write songs with whatever focus there is”.


The System Lights Share Rock-Laced Video for “Pop Song 2020”

Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the group spearheaded by main singer-songwriter David Rangel, alongside R.L. Lenfestey, the two have a revolving cast of supporting musicians and friends who help to bring their unique and vibrant songs to life.


Today, Kito, VanJess and Channel Tres unveiled the official video for their new single, “Recap.” Directed by Sean Hollihan (DWNTWN) and produced by Matt Morello, the clip plays off the song’s theme of stepping back in time, taking its timing from the infectious beats.

TERROR UNIVERSAL Marks Third Anniversary of Make Them Bleed with New Video for “Spines”

“We are extremely proud at how the long-overdue video for ‘Spines’ turned out,” says vocalist PLAGUE. “Bringing to life a visual interpretation to one of our favorite tracks from the ‘Make Them Bleed’ record was something we’ve kicked around since its 2018 release. It’s always been a fan favorite and it’s that one tune that the entire crowd is screaming back at us. As soon as, you-know-what hit us, we found that we had a little extra time to actually do this. We’ll just call it a three-year anniversary present.”

Artist: Chris Ising – Track: Baptized

With over a hundred thousand streams, multiple award wins as a solo artist and songwriter to others, Chris Ising has built a strong reputation in the industry from his roots in Winnipeg down to the southern States. Following his full length 14 track albums, 2015’s ‘Serenity’ and 2016’s ‘Got The Girl’, Chris has released 7 singles, with his latest, ‘Baptized’, hitting Country Radio February 2021.


The cinematic music video, directed by Mike Ho (Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj), who Toni also collaborated with on her music video for “Dance”, follows star crossed lovers as their relationship unravels grounded by Toni’s ever soulful vocals. Also, from the album, “Do It” was the most added at radio, eventually reaching #1 on the Adult R&B radio chart. Toni is the only artist to have a #1 song at Adult R&B format in the last four decades.

Donta Glo | “Night Time” | Music Video

“Legacy Media Presents Chicago, Illinois rapper and recording artitst, Donta Glo as he sets the tone for the industry with his first release, “Night Time”. With his clever lyricsm and passionate flow, Donta plans to make every girl feel special, even at night time.

Artist: Outlaw Muddbaby – Track: Work

Outlaw Muddbaby is set to make 2021 his year as he is the talent to watch. In grand style, he has released his hip-hop joint “Work.” The anthemic single radiates uninhibited energy with the driving flows and story-telling lyricism. Outlaw Muddbaby’s flow and vocal performance contrast the melodic beat perfectly, making it a must-listen. “Work” is a musical experience that listeners will not soon forget.


R&B powerhouse singer/songwriter Leela James follows up her new single release, “Complicated,” with the release of a new video. The video premiered today on BETher, Bet Soul, and Bet.com and is directed by Chris Scholar for BOOC Productions and is a reimagined version of the cult classic film “Friday.” Known to “speak the truth” and deliver soulful messages through her music, Leela has not taken her foot off the gas with Complicated. A catchy, mid-tempo story that is reflective of James’ lyrical journey and musical excellence, “Complicated” is written by Rex Rideout and Leela James and produced by Rex Rideout.

Brit Sensations The Luka State Resuscitate Rock & Roll With “Bury Me” Video

“It was quite a scary time psychologically – knowing we had an album coming out but not knowing if we would be able to create videos to do the campaign justice. I think that anxiety really tied into the creative process. We wanted the video and particularly the band elements to feel aggressive, claustrophobic, and unsettling in the way it was filmed, not just in the subject matter. So, working with our director, we came up with the concept and did a few little camera tricks to heighten this.”

DMV Rapper NO SAVAGE Releases New Single “STREET ADDICTION” (Produced By Honorable C.N.O.T.E) 

Today, emerging rap star No Savage releases new single “Street Addiction”. The raucous beat, produced by hitmaker, Honorable C.N.O.T.E (prod. for The Migos, Travis Scott, Future, Gucci Mane etc.) pairs No Savage’s high energy flow and lyrics detailing his experience in Southeast Washington D.C’s street life. “Street Addiction” serves as a follow up to his previously released buzzing singles “Stop Slandering My Name” and “No Reaper”. The rising rapper got his start making noise within DMV and gained the attention of fellow DC rapper Shy Glizzy leading him to sign him to his Glizzy Gang imprint late last year. While No Savage continues to set his pace stay tuned for more heat from his repertoire of new music releases to come.

YaSi – New Single 2.18 – Iranian American Songstress

YaSi has been on tour with Raja Kumari and iyla, played at Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Denver Nuggets half-time show, and has opened for the likes of K.Flay, Zara Larsson, Teyana Taylor and more. Her music has been on Spotify’s Fresh Finds along with publications and blogs like NPR, Earmilk and Indie Shuffle.

Singer/Songwriter Megan Wyler Releases Haunting New Single “The Calling” // Song Featured in New Amazon Original Series ‘Tell Me Your Secrets’

A California native, Wyler released her 2013 debut Through The Noise while living in London. The album was praised by the likes of Nowness, Songwriting Magazine, Indie Shuffle who described her sound as “incredibly moving and luscious,” and Clash Magazine who called her music “subtle, delicate and very beautiful.” For “The Calling” Wyler reunited with Through The Noise producer Adem Ilhan (Fridge, Silver Columns) as well as Grammy Award-winning mixer Mark Rankin (Adele, Florence + The Machine, Harry Styles), and multi-award-winning composer/producer Peter Raeburn (Under the Skin, Sexy Beast) who co-wrote the song.The song also features Alex Thomas on drums (Air, Anna Calvi, John Cale), and Matt Sweeney on guitar (Johnny Cash, Bonnie Prince Billy, Catpower).

New Music: (RnB/Soul) Lake Stovall’s irresistible new single “Lace” will ease you into the new year

American singer-songwriter and producer Lake Stovall releases new single “Lace” via Lekker Collective.

Lace is about craving that intimacy
“Lemme feel more than them lips, lemme feel more than a kiss, you gon’ make me take a trip, when I get there, we gon run run run”
There’s also the concept of, does intimacy necessarily equal love? Becoming a singer-songwriter has forced me to neglect certain aspects of my social life and it has forced these kinds of dialogues within myself.
“Busy so I know I’ve been away, busy cuz I’m workin on my thangs”.
This record becomes the representation of a conversation with my inner self. Craving all the things that are “supposed” to bring love into a relationship and learning along the way. – Lake Stovall


Today, GRAMMY-nominated R&B star Mahalia has returned from her hiatus with a brand new single, ‘Jealous’ featuring US rapper, Rico Nasty, “Covid couldn’t stop shit!” – Rico states, “so happy to be a part of this record with Mahalia.”

The head-bop inducing track offers an inversion of the way men and women are stereotypically conditioned to speak about themselves and what they’re told they should and shouldn’t feel. With the strains of a guitar, underlying trap and Mahalia’s signature soulful sound, the listener is taken on a journey – one that challenges them throughout.

Cosmopolitan Magazine Has Music Artist and Beauty Blogger CC Clarke Singing In The Shower

London based singer songwriter/ beauty influencer CC Clarke was featured on the newest episode of Cosmopolitan’s “Singing In The Shower” series this week. Throughout the interview CC’s discussed the importance of the message of her new single “Boys Do Cry” that premiered on January 21st with Hollywood Life.

Tom Lugo, the mastermind behind the eclectically geared indie pop-rock project Panophonic

The songs included in the album are a select collection of tracks written between the creation process and music releases by the various projects and bands that Tom Lugo is involved with.

Philadelphia based Tom Lugo is a staple of the Philadelphia indie-rock scene. He is known for his various musical projects, his Rock Back benefit compilations series with his record label Patetico Recordings, and his involvement in curating festivals and shows in the US and Puerto Rico under Popnoise Festival moniker.

Kaleema Releases New Single And Video “Ololiuqui”

Ololiuqui, the Nahuatl name for Morning Glory, is the sonic equivalent of a midnight springtime walk by a river. Inspired by nature and its mysteries, the song evokes images of ever flowing crystal rivers, representing to the artist a “luminous womb that encompasses all of creation.” Kaleema’s voice, mellifluous and unique, is the centerpiece of the song, floating above dreamy xylophones that are complimented by transcendent string arrangements. Underpinning those ethereal melodies is an alluring rhythm that locks Ololiuqui into ones ears, and likewise any listener into the beautiful world Kaleema has built with her textured electronics.

KISSING CANDICE Unleashes Horrifically Indulgent New Video for “Raise Her”

Combining the pulsing electronics of industrial with a modern aggression and edge, KISSING CANDICE’s new single, “Raise Her,” takes the band’s horrific force to a new level.

“‘Raise Her’ is a complete serotonin overload, saturated in fetishism in all respects,” says guitarist Dreamer. “The song explores and exploits the different and varied ways humans tend to indulge themselves in whatever gets them off. This could include sexual/sensual things, all the way to having power and control and even extreme fetishism which includes violence, blood and pain.”

Premiere: Industrial metal horde Kissing Candice unveil the ultra-provocative visual for “Raise Her”

Big Hit Entertainment and Universal Music Group Announce Expanded Strategic Partnership

Big Hit Entertainment (Big Hit), and Universal Music Group (UMG), today announced an expanded strategic partnership that will see the two companies work closely together to increase opportunities for artists through innovation and technology, whilst expanding the global reach of K-pop music and culture around the world.

UMG artists will explore enhanced “direct to fan” communications through Big Hit’s Weverse, a dynamic community-based platform that allows loyal artist fans to engage, share and interact, see and hear new content and purchase new products. Weverse is already being utilized by UMG artists’ Gracie Abrams, New Hope Club and Alexander 23, with Yungblud amongst the next wave of talent joining Weverse in the coming months.

Today: MAN ON MAN (Roddy Bottum + Joey Holman) New Single on Polyvinyl Record Co.

The new project from Joey Holman (HOLMAN) and Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen, CRICKETS, Nastie Band) is infused with indie-rock distortion and soaked in gay pop confidence while still maintaining the acerbic and pure sense of humor they both share.

WEIRD TALES Release Video For “Hard Times Killing Floor Blues”

“Hard times don’t create strong men. It devours their will to live, mangling ’em and distorting them until nothing is left but the empty shadows, bleak reminiscence of a living thing, sneaking around dirty streets of the ghost town.”

Blow_flyy Presents The New Video For The Single “Bleed 4 You”