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Noah Cunane teams up with Lonr. & Jutes for addictive track/video about falling too hard “BOY WITH A BROKEN HEART” 

Noah has taken a new sonic direction after taking time off to focus on his mental health. Propelled by this time, Noah leaned into creating a sound and image that felt more ‘him.’ Finding himself back at his roots of punk pop-rock and emo-inspired sounds where his emotions are let loose, Noah took the challenges he faced and put it into his music. “I learn more sh*t about myself when I listen to my songs,” he relayed. “It’s almost therapy to me,” he continues, “I’m interpreting myself through my music…That’s how people will know me through the songs.”

Retro-pop Artist MAK Lets Us Inside His Head

Brooklyn’s retro pop fused artist, MAK, has dropped his latest banger, “Inside My Head.” MAK combines influences of pop, R&B, and electro to make up his progressive sound. “I’m at a point where I’m stuck inside my mind and in a spiral that I’m not sure I’ll pull out of,” says MAK. This head-bobbing, introspective single is just the first chapter of the journey inside his dreaming mind that listeners will get to experience on his forthcoming EP, Lucid Dream.

YNW Melly Drops “Thugged Out” Ft. Kodak Black [SINGLE] 

“Thugged Out” is YNW Melly’s first new release since the March 2020 remix of the triple-platinum song “Suicidal” featuring Juice WRLD. “Thugged Out” continues Melly’s development as an artist while still featuring his trademark combination of evocative lyrics and buoyant production. The feature by Kodak Black is the first pairing of these two critically acclaimed and commercially successful artists on a song.

YNW Melly & Kodak Black Join Forces on New Single ‘Thugged Out’: Listen


Charles Ellsworth is a NYC transplant by way of the White Mountains of Arizona where he was raised on Mormon hymns and Top 40 country music. He was first exposed to classic and alternative rock in his teens and started taking guitar lessons in the back of a local furniture store.

– Colour Tongues – New Track “Wasted”

This is Vancouver indie rock band Colour Tongues. Needless to say it’s been quite a year, and we’ve been weathering storms both figuratively and literally. We hunkered down, wrote, recorded and voila – we’ve produced some incredible new music that is close on the horizon.

The Simple Radicals & Che-val Release Intoxicating Version of Jefferson Airplane’s Iconic Song “White Rabbit”

Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” is arguably one of the most iconic and recognizable songs in rock history, even landing on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Now, amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic, a renewed interest in psychedelic culture and social activism, The Simple Radicals and Che-Val have teamed up to release their version of the timeless classic.

The Casual Sexists – Social commentary on an 808

The Casual Sexists are willing constituents of the emerging wave of satirical, frenetic Avant-pop. The first single lifted from their upcoming record is ‘My Heartbeat Keeps Me Awake’ and doubles up with a retro-futurist video. As potent as it is danceable, The Casual Sexists know how to make satire and social commentary fun, supplying a punchy 808, skulking bass and airy synths. Inspired by the shackles of time, the track is a nonchalant middle-finger. “A hymn to the anxiety of aging. Also, a slap in the face to that very same anxiety” says frontwoman Varrick.

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Say How We’re All Feeling in “I Need To Go Somewhere” – Out Now!

“I was writing with my producer Cason Cooley and he had a bunch of brochures on the coffee table, RV brochures. He was telling me he was planning on taking his 3 kids on a big cross-country trip,” Drew says. “I leaned back and said, ‘I need to go somewhere…’ And started making joke lines about ‘put me on a plane, I don’t care where it’s going’ and he stopped me and said, ‘that’s the song we are writing today.’

OUT TODAY: Synthetic Sounds For The Modern Soul by Blume

After receiving recognition from many publications such as WhiteLight/WhiteHeat and radio stations like DKFM, the first full-length album from Arthur is out today. Spacious, minimalistic, trance-psychedelia with hazy, dream-like vocals, it cleanses the soul. For fans of Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, Sonic Boom, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Philly Spoken Word Artist LindoYes Releases Digital Mini-Comic Series ft. “BE”

LindoYes is a spoken word artist from Philadelphia who has slowly been growing quite the following in the spoken word community and beyond. He was most recently featured on the legendary Def Poetry Jam this past Summer. This week he releases the second piece in his Mini-Comic/Poet series entitled “BE”.

LindoYes has a gift for highlighting the metaphors in life through his quick and poignant spoken word pieces. His pieces typically focus on important topics such as Black Joy, Soft Masculinity, and Black and Black Emotional Wellbeing.

(NMF) W.O.W video ‘Reverse Cowboy’ w/ members of Morphine, SeepeopleS,, theWorst & more

The Portland, ME based indie rock act W.o.W. (aka Winston Ophelia Walkering) are proud to announce the release of their second single, “Reverse Cowboy,”(MAR.12) from their forthcoming full-length album, A Dog Staring Into A Mirror On the Floor (release TBA). The song was self-recorded during the Quarantine of 2020 and edited, mixed, and mastered at the legendary Chillhouse Studios in Boston, MA, by renown producer Will Holland (Pixies, Dead Can Dance, Fall Out Boy).

Peggy Seeger | new single + video out now,

Speaking about the resonant new track, which counsels for an urgent end to humankind’s destructive behaviour, Peggy says; ‘How I Long for Peace’ is a completely truthful song and sometimes it’s important to just say things as they are. When people talk about hypocrisy and greed, they normally mean someone else’s hypocrisy and greed. We consume an enormous amount, and I’m the same – I’m guilty too. We all are. When I wrote this song, I wanted to state very simply my deep desire for human beings to stop the fighting, the battling, the tearing down other people and being rude and assembling riches while so much of the world is poor. I really do long for peace so this song is a pure cry from the heart.


Influenced by the poetic lyricism of Kae Tempest, the relatable nature of modern popstars such as Beabadoobee and girl in red, and the evocative musical landscapes of Sufjan Stevens, Rain’s debut smartly and sensitively manages to draws these ideas together, creating a track that feels both warmly familiar and imaginatively far-reaching.

Joseph M Releases Debut Single and Video “Who Do You Serve?”

“The summer of 2020 caused a lot of self-reflection for me with all of the civil unrest that occurred in our country,” Joseph M states. “I co-wrote this one with my good friend Cameron Neal of the band Horse Thief. It’s a love letter to all of those people that took to the streets while a global pandemic was raging because they were in pain and needed their voices to be heard.”

Exciting Brazilian Rock Trio Pentral Release New Single and Music Video for ‘Silent Trees’

Pentral are to release the first single from their forthcoming album, an incendiary mix of the rhythms and melodies of their homeland of Brazil and the power and aggression of classic rock bands of the 1960s, 70s and 80s with a contemporary flavour. Passionate about environmental protection, equality and the fight against racism, their music and lyrics reflect their beliefs, with the band seeing music as a powerful and positive way of changing the world for the better and their album, What Lies Ahead of Us is a concept album exploring the fractious relationships between people from different backgrounds and cultures and ultimately Mankind’s war against nature itself. The first single is Silent Trees, a perfect snapshot of their musical skills and spirituality with a video which puts many a Hollywood film to shame!

Mack Ben Widdit | Popping Shit (feat. HBK JohnDoe) | Music Video

(DFE) Don’t Fold Entertainment presents, “POPPING SHIT”. Richmond, VA., natives DFE, the bag chasers hit the studio with JohnDoe and came out “POPPING SHIT”. Glow up strong, “pockets big and big lit” DFE and JohnDoe give a play by play vibe of starting from the bottom on their raise to the top. Follow the movement today, catch (DFE) Don’t Fold Entertainment on social media everywhere.

Seattle electronic artist Leandrul’s incredible concept album ‘Psychosis of Dreams’ is out today, March 5th on Handsmade!

Leandrul is Crosby Morgan, a female electronic artist whose work largely focuses on mental health. As a fan of Grimes, Nine Inch Nails, and Pink Floyd, Crosby produces music that is heavy with carefully chosen lyrics and choral scapes, as well as synth and percussive textures found in modern industrial and pop genres.

ALBUM PREMIERE: Leandrul Confronts Mental Illness and Healing with Compelling, Layered Electronic Sounds on ‘Psychosis of Dreams’

Travis Tritt Revisits Traditional Roots on New Single, “Smoke In A Bar” – Available Now

Multi-Platinum selling and award-winning artist, Travis Tritt, has released his new single, “Smoke In A Bar,” off his forthcoming new album, Set In Stone, due out May 7. On the new single, Tritt revisits his traditional country roots on “Smoke In A Bar,” pining for humbler times when the world was not so fast-moving and simple things weren’t overlooked or taken for granted.

The Juliana Theory Reimagine “Quintessential” Track “Into the Dark” – Listen Now!

“‘Into the Dark’ is arguably my favorite song from the band’s catalog. I’m sure the song owes its DNA to all kinds of other artists and songs but for whatever reason the amalgamation of how all of those pieces came together felt to me like its own thing. It was the quintessential TJT song. If I had to play a person just one song from our catalog to represent what the band is – it’d be ‘Into The Dark.’ I think it’s just a great middle ground of all the different sounds we explored. It’s a blend of hook-driven pop rock and bombastic guitar rock without being too much of either. It’s intimate yet anthemic at the same time. It has moody, personal subject matter in the verses that turns more universal and hopeful in the chorus. It’s one of the first songs that we truly experimented with in the studio. We sampled and chopped up my vocals and used them in place of synth pads. It was the first song that we wrote part of around a synth part.

Out Today R&B Newcomer Jaz Elise Drops Debut EP

Today, Jamaican rising star Jaz Elise arrives with her debut EP The Golden Hour, via In.Digg.Nation Collective/Six Course Music/RCA Records. The 7-track release is an ethereal blend of reggae-infused R&B, radiating warm soul with cool jazz undertones.

Alternative Rock Band The Nomadic Release New Single “Skaterpark” to all digital outlets

Rob adds, “There really is so much talent in that family! I keep telling them they should be forming a band! My brother in law Pete is a great lead guitarist, my sister Pep is extremely creative, younger nephew Alex is brilliant at anything he turns his hand to (including being an amazing soccer player!) and niece Libby at 11 years old is already writing and producing her own songs! The dog Cookie might need a bit of musical training, but she’s also very enthusiastic!! I can’t wait to get them all over to NY post COVID-19 to work on some new material!”

KRANE Presents His Sophomore Album “Getting Better”

KRANE presents his sophomore LP, Getting Better. The 7-track work follows the vanguard producer on a pursuit of ambitious new sounds, showcasing polished collaborations with Boombox Cartel, Nate Merchant, Malika, B. Lewis, Cece Valor and the Panama-assisted “Who Loved You Better.”

Getting Better is a follow up to KRANE’s acclaimed 2017 debut release Fallout and sees the artist continue to create stunning dream-like productions that both move and soothe. The album’s provocative singles, such as Boombox Cartel collaboration “All Again,” slow-burner “Tell My Why,” and retro-influenced “Body Heat,” have already seen DJ support from the likes of Steve Aoki, Diplo, Don Diablo, ILLENIUM, NGHTMRE & SLANDER and Alison Wonderland.


Today via Polyvinyl, IAN SWEET (the musical project of Jilian Medford) releases her new album, ‘Show Me How You Disappear’. Mesmeric and kaleidoscopic, shimmering with electrified unease, Show Me How You Disappear “bring[s] anxious, astral pop to bear on questions of what it means to have a healthy relationship with yourself and with [your] own thoughts” (NPR Music). The album unfolds at an acute juncture in her life, charting from a mental health crisis to an intensive healing process and what comes after.


As one of the first releases on House of House, the newest sublabel of the Smash The House family, label founder and owner Dimitri Vegas, makes his first solo appearance with the sublimely crafted ‘Pull Me Closer’.

Glistening with a 90’s aura, ‘Pull Me Closer’ is a track that flips an R&B groove into a broody melodic jam with a syncopated beat arrangement that will trigger all the right spots to get dancefloors moving, once they open again. Its accessible tone makes it the perfect earworm for radio and playlist listeners too. So, tune-in and let Dimitri Vegas pull you closer with this crafty low-slung cut!