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Myd Announces Debut Album “Born A Loser”

Myd, the delightfully irreverent French DJ, musician and producer will release his anticipated debut album ‘Born A Loser’ on Friday April 30th via Ed Banger / Because Music.

The album comprises 14 tracks, including previous single ‘Moving Men’ featuring Mac DeMarco and new single – also called ‘Born A Loser’. The single’s fantastically weird video, also out now, features Myd being chased by his own double around his apartment: he is calling himself a loser. Myd says:

LIZZARD: MetalSucks Premieres Eroded Full-Length From French Power Trio

Writes MetalSucks, “The songs on Eroded are diverse, dynamic and deep, full of layers of expertly constructed and deftly weaved together songcraft. You’ll be appreciating their musicianship and songwriting and singing along, no small feat in today’s world of hyper-niche everything.”

Exclusive Album Stream: Lizzard, Eroded


New York-based recording artist Coyote Eyes today unveils her newest single, “Chasing Ghosts,” an emotionally charged ballad backed by melancholic keys and swelling strings.

“Chasing Ghosts” is a cinematic yet visceral exploration of the ambivalence of a hollow love. It has powerful production from I AM SNOW ANGEL, Andrew Dixon, and piano and keys arrangements from Jared Chance Taylor. Inspired from a relationship with an emotionally unavailable man,”Chasing Ghosts” sees Coyote Eyes depict the toll of “living off of crumbs of love”. Though her attitude holds no anger or resentfulness, it is instead one of acceptance/closure and compassion.

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Eddie Benjamin releases “Running Away From Home” video

Today, enigmatic singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Benjamin shares the official music video for his single “Running Away From Home.” The video, which premiered earlier this morning via Paper Magazine, is directed by Audrey Ellis (Rina Sawayama, My Chemical Romance).


“The band is gonna get together and join the livestream at the very beginning to introduce the film but then we are going to sequester ourselves to a channel on our Discord server that is reserved for Coin Holders. We will hang out the length of the stream, answer questions and plan to have quite a good time making fun of ourselves.” Zach Carothers

Portugal The Man To Release “Oregon City Sessions” Via Free Stream On YouTube And Twitch


Emerging as a global force of nature, 21-year-old Toronto-born singer and songwriter Ebhoni releases her debut mini project/EP “X” out today. The 4-track project includes Ebhoni’s breakout singles “MIA” & “Hit This” in addition to a newly released track titled “All To Myself” and the Caribbean infused R&B bop “X-Ting.”

Praised by Fader as being “exactly the kind of energy we should all be striving to keep…” Ebhoni’s mini project is accompanied by a stunning visual for her infectious island infused bop-worthy single “X-Ting.” On X-Ting, Ebhoni delivers a poised brush-off to a wannabe time-traveling ex, with confidence and of course bad gyal vibes.

TruCarr delivers hometown anthem “Watts Up”

Today, rising Watts, CA rapper TruCarr releases “Watts Up,” a rallying anthem dedicated to the home city that raised him. Produced by Pressplayy, the latest single comes off Tru’s upcoming mixtape Based On a Tru Story, releasing via 100 Ent/eOne in March 2021. In the music video, Tru puts on for his city and his hood, introducing viewers to Watts and all the people who live there.

“I did it to turn the city up, to get the city some recognition,” TruCarr explains. “There’s people from our city that’s on, like Jay Rock. Shout out to TDE. But I want to bring more to the city. Like people know Compton, I want them to know Watts.”

The Lounge Society (Speedy Wunderground) announce debut EP “Silk For The Starving” and share new single “Cain’s Heresy”

The Lounge Society are today sharing new single “Cain’s Heresy”, and announcing the release of their debut EP Silk For The Starving on Speedy Wunderground. With just two singles under their belts – “Generation Game”, the fastest selling 7″ for the label, and “Burn The Heather” – and a raft of Ones To Watch accolades for 2021, there is much anticipation for what lies next for the band.

The Lounge Society Share New Track “Cain’s Heresy”

Today The Lounge Society have shared new single “Cain’s Heresy” and, furthermore, have announced the release of their debut EP, Silk For The Starving, that will see release on June 18th, 2021 via Speedy Wunderground. With just two singles under their belts, “Generation Game”, the label’s fastest selling 7″, and “Burn The Heather” , and a raft of Ones To Watch accolades for 2021, there is much anticipation for what lies next for the band.

Portland indie r&b band Night Heron announce debut album (featuring members of Radiation City, Y La Bamba, Black Belt Eagle Scout)

Portland indie r&b band Night Heron (featuring former frontman Cameron Spies of Radiation City along with members of Y La Bamba, Black Belt Eagle Scout & Aan) announce their debut album ‘Instructions for The Night’ and share their new single “Dreamz” with Mxdwn.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Night Heron Channel Chillwave on Laid-Back New Song “Dreamz”

Rare Americans premiere animated audiovisual for new single “Brittle Bones Nicky 2” with +10K live viewers via YouTube – sophomore album due out March 5th

Rare Americans always put their message and their subscribers first. Today, after thousands of requests across their channels, the Vancouver punks partner up with Toronto-based studio Solis Animation to deliver yet another profound audiovisual for new single “Brittle Bones Nicky 2” – the sequel to fan-favorite and JUNO-award winning release “Brittle Bones Nicky” out now.

Debuting in 2019, the two-part narrative shines a light on Nicky – a kid who grew up in the foster system who just couldn’t beat the odds against him. Thousands of fans formed a one-of-a-kind bond with Nicky as the underdog and all he represents, creating fan art around his story and even dressing up in character as Nicky at Comic Cons. 60 million streams and over 30 thousand comments later, plus a short stint with APG/Atlantic Records, Rare Americans knew they had to continue the story before closing this chapter around their new album.

SOM: Atmospheric Rock Outfit To Appear On Metal Injection’s February Installment Of Slay At Home Fest This Friday

Comments SOM vocalist/guitarist Will Benoit, “Early in the pandemic, it was rad to see other bands working around the limitations of lockdown, and to witness all the hard work [Metal Injection’s] Frank [Godla] has done putting together the Slay At Home Festivals. The shows served as a big inspiration and motivation towards us writing and recording our new EP Awake remotely, so it feels like the perfect culmination of this release to be asked to contribute a live song and in studio performance to the fest.”

JVCKJ Drops “Casamigos” Video & Launches Community-Driven Cryptocurrency

JVCKJ—best known for being one half of the multi-platinum pop duo Jack & Jack—drops the music video for “Casamigos” featuring Brazilian influencer Duda Castro today! The track is off his debut independent solo project Pastel: The Early Days, that was released in December. The 7-song EP is filled with carefully thought-out lyrics of reflection layered over exciting and diverse instrumentation.

LA Political Punks TOTAL MASSACRE Drop New Track “Pro-Life Death Cult”

Southern California punks Total Massacre, a self-described band of “anti-fascist, anti-racist, anti-capitalists,” have delivered another rager titled, “Pro-Life Death Cult.”

The band says, “PRO LIFE DEATH CULT is out now! Everywhere! And Tommy Massacre (drums) made a sick lyric video for y’all so you can maybe actually understand what the hell the Cap’n is screaming about (hint: it’s always capitalism). We also gotta thank Justin Moll for the amazing art that brings these songs to life. Check it out, and then tune in to see if we can top this shit next month! (Hint: we absolutely fucking will).”


Today, lilspirit drops the music video for his single “4ever,” out now via 10K Projects/Internet Money Records. Produced by the rising video production team Overcast and directed by Daniel Jordan K, the music video is available to stream on their YouTube channel. In the “4ever” video, lilspirit’s love interest is depicted as a toxic, blood-sucking vampire as he sings “this is the end of you and me 4ever.”

lilspirit on the “4ever” music video: “Shooting with Overcast was super fun because they wrote a really cool treatment that I was drawn to right away. We wanted the video to be a visual representation of the song’s lyrics, so it’s based around a girl turning me into a vampire. It’s about a toxic, dangerous relationship.”

New Music: Badlands’ Cathartic “Out of Reach”

Taking its name from the Eastern concept of a supernatural spirit, Djinn is not only a record, but a memorial to Catharina’s mother who passed under unclear circumstances — combining themes of love and loss with a palette of electro, post-punk and new wave reminiscent of Boards of Canada to My Bloody Valentine…

Rachel Mintz premieres video for defiant new single “Silly Weight” on V13

Earlier today, LA-based synth pop artist Rachel Mintz dropped her first new single since 2019, “Silly Weight,” with a video premiere on V13.

“Featuring a dynamic synth-pop sound… [Mintz] has a certain rebellious charm to her music and her artistry, which is never more evident than on “Silly Weight,” V13’s Aaron Willschick writes.

The release of “Weight” also coincides with an in-depth interview with Mintz on Jammerzine, which she touches her career thus far, the new EP she’s aiming to release later this year, and being “at the edge of going to the next level” amidst current events and technological miscommunication happening in today’s world.


The original viral single, “Opp Stoppa,” surpassed 1 million TikTok video creations with organic support from some of the platform’s biggest influencers. It became TikTok’s #1 sound and the official music video now boasts 9.7 million views, signifying the track as a certified hit amongst YBN Nahmir’s fan base and beyond.


“I always used to take inspiration for my songs from movies and TV shows because I just didn’t think I had any experiences that were worth writing about. When I wrote ‘Sid and Nancy’, the only thing I knew about love was that I wanted it. The intention with this song was not to romanticize a toxic relationship like the one Sid and Nancy had, but to use that as a metaphor for that obsessive, can’t live without each other type of love that I was desperately seeking during a certain time. This is really the first song I wrote based off personal experience so it’s super special to me.”

Experimental dream pop duo Vákoum share debut album in full with Treble Magazine, LP blends shoegaze, dream pop & electronic; ‘Linchpin’ out this Friday

Vákoum is an experimental pop duo founded in NYC in 2014 by instrumentalists, composers and producers, Natalia Padilla and Kelli Rudick. Their humble 20 year foundation of virtuosic guitar playing and multi effect processing and synthesis, brought them together at “The End” —Greenpoint’s hub for creatives in Brooklyn during a guitar clinic. Since then their craft has evolved through subconscious intuition, creating a sonic

Stream the dreamy, shapeshifting new album from Vákoum, Linchpin

Skope | Evan Stanley new single/video

Evan Stanley (son of KISS’ Paul Stanley) has quickly grown a devoted fanbase with the release of several singles, a catchy acoustic cover of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” and most recently a cover of “Memories” by Maroon 5 alongside a video featuring acclaimed actor Bryan Cranston. Today, he has released a brand new original single “El Camino” paired with an animated video game-inspired video. A saccharine yet breezy love song, “El Camino” transports listeners to a warm night driving with the windows down, with upbeat melodies that channel the excitement of a new relationship.

Bryan Cranston Gets Stranded in the Desert With Evan Stanley in ‘Memories’ Video

Tom Odell Returns with New Single and Video “numb”

Away from all the noise of Odell’s various successes –boasting over 2.6 billion streams, three UK top 5 albums including the platinum-selling, chart-topping Long Way Down; two UK top 10 singles; 13 a 2013 Brit Award for Critic’s Choice – there’s one thing that’s always kept Tom Odell grounded: songwriting.

Rodrigo y Gabriela announce Jazz EP release; share video of Kamasi Washington cover

GRAMMY® Award-winning guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced their first release of the new decade. The JAZZ EP will be available via Rubyworks/ATO beginning Friday, February 18 with an exclusive vinyl release, limited to just 3,000 copies worldwide, pressed on cloudy orange vinyl and individually numbered. Pre-orders are available now. The JAZZ EP will arrive on standard vinyl and at all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, May 14.

NIXIL: No Clean Singing Premieres “May This Flame Flicker Out” Video

Born on the cusp of the death of western civilization, NIXIL — featuring past/current members of Spectral Tombs, Tsepesch, Dagger Moon, and Corpse Light — is the expression of the deep existential frustration of four individuals in collaboration, wielding music and art as a powerful manifestation of strength in chaos and a defiant middle finger to the suffocating grip of a toxic and crumbling world.

Manchester Orchestra release new single/video ‘Bed Head’

The wait is over: following a cryptic, 7-day countdown initiated upon the completion of last Friday’s live screening of A Black Mile To The Surface: The Global Concert Film, Manchester Orchestra today announced their new album The Million Masks of God will be released April 30th, 2021 via Loma Vista Recordings.

Sydney’s Jofi returns with a stunning dose of electro-tinged indie-pop, ‘Catastrophe’

Existing in a realm of sparkling synths, theatrical production and smart lyricism, Sydney’s Jofi makes music that captivates. Continuing to do so into 2021, the singer-songwriter and producer releases her new single, ‘Catastrophe’.

Full of charm and bright energy, the single captures Jofi’s musicality perfectly as she makes her moves to be on more radars this year.

Sydney hip hop artist Lanstan releases sophomore EP, ‘Vision’.

Since 2017, Lanstan has cemented himself as one of the crucial voices in Australian hip hop, offering introspective songwriting from the perspective of a young man striving for success. Today he releases his sophomore EP Vision.


Safe Distance – the new album from singer, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Janet Simpson, isn’t a concept record, but it does take a journey. From Nashville to Reno (well, almost), to running away from demons, retreating from your troubles, hiding in plain sight, and returning liberated – ready to skip away again while your past looks on with a dropped jaw. But nothing here rambles aimlessly: Simpson’s characters long to get free (and succeed) while navigating it all with confident purpose. They are reflective but never middling. They hurt but move to healing – or take the time to care for others. And they don’t shy away for a good time – even if they’re having too much of one.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Janet Simpson’s New Song “I’m Wrong” Is Redemptive, Uplifiting Americana

Have you heard this from Ladytron’s Helen Marnie?

Helen had this to say; “I wanted to create a state of confusion and a feeling of being on the edge with the mantra ‘Who am I?’ But that feeling quickly disperses into something beautiful and hopeful when Anthony sings. A Tall Tale is a journey. Fare thee well.” Anthony adds,”The repetitive mantra ‘who am I’ is a question we ask ourselves every day. For me it is like meditating while dancing.”


With more than 43 million followers and over 985 million likes thus far, Jason Derulo is currently among TikTok’s top 10 superstars and the most popular active platinum-selling musician across the entire platform. “Lifestyle (Feat. Adam Levine)” sees Derulo joining forces for the first time ever with the one and only Adam Levine, frontman for the three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5, who are one of pop music’s most enduring artists and also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts.

Introducing SLOW COYOTE’s Hypnotic New Album “Family Man”

The music is a blend of grunge, folk, rock and blues, with other influences as well, ranging from heartfelt tunes to in-your-face rock and roll.

Slow Coyote is the project of singer songwriter Lucas Perry. After travelling around the country picking up half smoked cigarettes, he recorded 2 albums as a solo artist before starting a 3 piece band in May 2016.


Sony Music Entertainment Australia and Wonderlick Recording Company are extremely excited to announce that Australian artist and 8 x ARIA award winner, Amy Shark has released her brand-new single, ‘Love Songs Ain’t For Us’ featuring Keith Urban, the latest offering from her upcoming sophomore album CRY FOREVER, available April 30.


Foley is the late night conversations, not-so-existential crises, and the genuinely unbreakable friendship of 20-somethings Ash Wallace and Gabriel Everett. Honest to a fault, Foley have quickly picked up a fanbase of young like-minded listeners for their confessions of love, loss and learning. With a sibling like closeness at their core, their transparency with each other and their audience makes for a hilarious, emotionally authentic and carefree relationship that will have you laughing and crying in the same breath

SUZI QUATRO Releases Title Track for New Studio Album “The Devil In Me” – Out March 26th on Steamhammer

Rock n’ Roll Queen SUZI QUATRO has released a new single and music video from her upcoming studio album. “The Devil In Me” is the title track for Quatro’s new LP, which will see a March 26th release on Steamhammer. The artwork for the single was created by famous Brazilian Neo-Pop artist Romero Britto. Fans can watch the video for “The Devil In Me” here:

DREGG Share New Track/Video “EVOLVE”

Melbourne-based anomalistic collective DREGG, have shared their new track “EVOLVE.” Drenched in heavy guitars and raging drums the band bang out their frustrations with a sound that hungrily consumes metal, hardcore, and rap, only to heave it back up in a colorful rainbow of bombastic brutality. The video, sponsored by EVOLVE Energy, premiered yesterday via ROCKSOUND.

Kaytranada – Caution

Today, KAYTRANADA shares a new song “Caution,” a stand-alone single that seamlessly blends funk, disco, and house into his signature sound. Originally debuted yesterday as part of TikTok’s initiative celebrating Black History Month “Caution” is KAYTRANADA’S first release of the year and first release since seeing three Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Dance Recording for “10%” and Best Dance/Electronic Album for BUBBA.

UK Singer-songwriter Corrina Taylor releases a song about her lockdown shopping addiction- ‘Blue Card’ – inspired by none other than Russell Brand!

Singer/ songwriter/ eternal optimist/ hopeful romantic – all the things rising pop star Corrina Taylor embodies and more. Her songs vary from the light-hearted and playful, to the emotional and deep; as she freely admits, “I write pop songs that are jigsaw puzzles of my own life and emotions”. Her lyrics are always honest and real in the hope that people will be able to relate and better understand their own hearts. Her latest single is the honest but good humoured “Blue Card” – a song about becoming a ‘mainstream addict’- in this case, a shopaholic to mask the anxieties in life. The single is out now and has been championed by BBC Introducing in Humberside.

FIGHTMILK Reveal Details Of COVID-Delayed Second Album ‘Contender’

Following delays due to COVID-19, London’s FIGHTMILK are delighted to finally announce details of their forthcoming second album Contender, with a release date of 14th May 2021 via independent record label Reckless Yes on cream/smoked vinyl and ‘lucky dip’ eco vinyl, CD, and digital.

The Weekend Run Club Revisits “Zoo”; Shares Video for “Beck”

Right before venues across the country shuttered, The Weekend Run Club played a sold-out show at the Beat Kitchen in their hometown of Chicago. Feeding off the band’s infectious energy, palpable heartbreak, and undeniable wanderlust seems like a pipe dream without their live set. For now, why don’t you enter Zoo, the four-piece’s proper debut?


The video makes its broadcast premiere on BET JAMS and BET HIPHOP. The high-octane track shows the two artists rightfully displaying their earned treasures consisting of luxurious matching Ferraris, valuable fashion pieces, and dripping chains.


Today, Multi-platinum selling hitmaker Trippie Redd releases his first-ever rock album NEON SHARK vs. Pegasus [Deluxe – Presented by Travis Barker], available now via 10K Projects/Caroline. The new record shows the rapper embracing rock-n-roll like never before. Though he has always been known for amalgamating rap with tinges of alternative, rock, and pop throughout his career, NEON SHARK shows the artist fully committing to his rock leanings with the help of Blink 182’s Travis Barker. When asked by rock/metal publication Loudwire about his new collaboration, Trippie said matter-of-factly, “it just felt right to make a rock record with him.” The project also features verses from other rock acts like Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Scarlxrd, Zillikami and Machine Gun Kelly.