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Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell, best known for their work as part of the legendary band Dead Can Dance, present ‘Noyalain (Burn’, the first single from their forthcoming studio album ‘Burn’. Produced by James Chapman (MAPS), the long-play will be released on May 7 via Atlantic Curve, a London-based label that is part of the Schubert Music Europe.

“Noyalain is a song of welcome. An invitation to walk in peace, unlock the passive passion within, engage in the diversity of life and celebrate,” says Lisa Gerrard.

Night Beats Shares New Single “Ticket” & Premieres Video via FLOOD

New cut “Ticket” is a fast-moving, no-holds-barred cut tackling police brutality and thinly-veiled corruption in the US. Blackwell says of the song: “‘Ticket’ was recorded in Los Angeles at the height of the riots and chaos in 2020. Police sirens, fireworks and gunshots became the soundtrack to everyday life in Hollywood. The main character of ‘Ticket’ is another victim of a twisted f*ck with a badge. The first half of the song is from the perspective of the cops but then the lens shifts and eventually the predator becomes the prey.”

Night Beats Share an LA-Set Skate Noir Video for Their New Single “Ticket”

New > SIM releases debut Nervous Horizon EP, ‘Terminate’ > Listen in full HERE

Based in Montreal, SIM — influenced primarily by dancehall and artists like King Tubby and Sean Paul, as well as Plastikman, Jeff Mills and Equiknoxx— found his entry point into electronic music via the crunching US dubstep sounds of the late ’00s, before later finding his niche in club music. It was upon being introduced to Epic B, Uninamise, Hitmakerchinx and Brooklyn’s wider FDM network in New York that SIM began to refine and polish his own productions, culminating in the release of introspective debut EP, ‘Neural Gain’, in February 2019.

6 Dogs’ Family Shares RONALD, His Posthumous Album

Ronald Chase Amick, the performer known as 6 Dogs, left the Earth far too soon, but he left behind a legacy of kindness and expressive music that will live on. Today, Chase’s family releases RONALD, a collection of uniquely personal, nostalgic, and uplifting songs. Originally titled Wavebuilder’s Club, Chase changed the title of the upcoming posthumous project to RONALD before he passed, hoping to signify a new beginning for his life and career. Recorded and distributed completely independently (Chase owned his own masters), the album matches Chase’s original vision to a tee, and it remains unaltered since he finished the album and turned it into DSPs shortly before he passed away on January 26th.

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall Share “Tin Man” From ‘The Marfa Tapes’ // Album Out May 7

Today, Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, and Jon Randall shared “Tin Man” off their forthcoming album The Marfa Tapes. Heard in its original stripped-down state, the trio revisited the song for the first time during the Marfa sessions since it’s whirlwind run up the charts and slew of award nominations, including ACM Song of the Year.

THE GHOST OF HELAGS – Debut Album ‘We Came From The Stars’ Out Today

12 tracks of slick, stylised dream-pop with a Lynchian sheen, the duo celebrate the album’s release with a remarkable new video for one of its standout moments: “Chemistry”. With shades of cult cinema the likes of Drive or Mulholland Drive, their enigmatic new video was shot with the acclaimed Switch Studio in Berlin.

MOURNING DAWN: French blackened doom metallers to release new album “Dead End Euphoria” via Aesthetic Death

Hailing from France, blackened doom unit MOURNING DAWN conspire with Aesthetic Death to release “Dead End Euphoria”, the band’s fifth album, on March 26th 2021.

Golden Streets of Paradise release mini-LP and video for “Collide (Bury My Heart)”

The Throes companion is centered around the next single and album standout “Collide (Bury My Heart)” and features two previously unreleased mixes of album tracks. “When This Light Burns Out’ (Hotel Room Mix)” reincarnates this somber elegy as a swirling post-punk dirge. Closing out the EP is a dreampop tinted rendition of “West Side Dives.” Remixed by Los Angeles’ Let ‘Em Riot, who redirect the songs anthemic hooks into a gauzy, soft-focused new place altogether. We are grateful to have a second striking and beautiful work from Throes cover artist Kimi Pryor adorning the digital album cover.

Video Premiere: Golden Streets of Paradise – ‘Collide (Bury My Heart)’

Wilderado Release Soaring New Single “Head Right” via Bright Antenna Records

A confident and boisterous slice of rock n’ roll, “Head Right” builds on what the band does best – combining soaring melodies with lush three-part harmonies – and is the first new song released from their forthcoming debut album, due out later this year.

Jay Swinn – “Empty Bottle”

Staying up late can nearly ruin your life if you let it. My new track, “Empty Bottle,” is about life’s ups and downs. This song is for anyone who has stared at an empty bottle at dawn, wondering where it’s all gone.

“In case of emergency, break glass”- Check out the latest from BEAMS

Toronto based psychedelic folk band, Beams are set to release their upcoming LP, ‘Ego Death’ with a concert film release show livestream on 3/26/21. The album works as a hero’s journey, chronicling songwriter Anna Mernieks-Duffield’s struggle with mental health and her journey towards self-acceptance.

“Break Glass” is the final single from the album. Combining fuzzy, chaotic guitars with gorgeous vocal harmonies and perfectly placed vibraphone, “Break Glass” is intense yet measured.

Eldé drops slick new single ‘Epiphany’

West London singer-songwriter Eldé returns with new single ‘Epiphany’, out 12th March.

With futuristic production courtesy of Marl, ‘Epiphany’ juxtaposes busy percussion and fluttering melodies amidst Eldé’s effortlessly smooth vocals, suggesting that her first release in more than two years has been worth the wait.

Southern Alt-Popper Bonze Signs with Novium Record & Shares 80’s Inspired New Single ‘Jenny (Can You Hear Me?)’

Southern Electronic Alt-Pop artist Bonze is back with a new single ‘Jenny (Can You Hear Me?)’. Now signed to Novium Records and living between his native Chichester and London, Bonze is capitalising on his previous success with a flurry of new material throughout 2021.

Blue Water Highway Releases New Album “Paper Airplanes”

Today, Blue Water Highway releases their new album Paper Airplanes. The album has received acclaim from outlets such as Relix, American Songwriter, Wide Open Country, Parade, American Blues Scene, and Sounds Like Nashville. Relix writes of the new record that “the results build on the rich, absorbing Americana of 2015’s Things We Carry and 2018’s Heartbreak City.”

SHAED Announces Debut LP ‘High Dive’ + Releases “Part Time Psycho (ft. Two Feet)”

All of us are part time psychos. Feeling anxiety, pressure, confusion, and sadness is normal. But bottling these feelings up can be dangerous. It’s ok to admit when you’re struggling. It’s ok to feel a little psycho. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. And you never will be. We hope that sharing this song about our own struggles helps normalize the ups and downs we all experience, and sparks more conversation about mental health. – SHAED

French progressive BARON CRÂNE sign to Mrs Red Sound!

Outstanding instrumental progressive BARON CRÂNE announce their collaboration with Mrs Red Sound Records. Created and curated by French band Mars Red Sky, the record label will reissue Baron Crâne’s latest album ‘Commotions’ – which 2020 release has been sadly affected by the Covid crisis – on digital this April 9th.

Tony Allen Posthumous Album ft. Skepta, Danny Brown, Sampa The Great, Lava La Rue, and more

Today, Blue Note Records announced There Is No End, a posthumous album from the legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, who died last year at the age of 79. Featuring guest rappers and singers including Sampa The Great, Danny Brown, Lava La Rue, and more, the new full-length will be released on April 30, 2021, the one year anniversary of Allen’s death. The preorder launches today along with the first single “Cosmosis (ft. Skepta & Ben Okiri).”

Tom Zanetti drops lavish official video for new single ‘Didn’t Know’

Platinum-selling polymath Tom Zanetti drops official video for new hit single ‘Didn’t Know’. Filmed in a leafy greater-London estate, the video is a typically lavish Zanetti affair. One that showcases both his traditional, gentlemanly class and contemporary charm with effortless poise.

New single from SC.undercover – “Deeper Love”

SC. Undercover and garnered acclaim from the likes of Earmilk, Variance Magazine, Popdust, Popwrapped and Atwood Magazine to name a few!

Texas/Ohio duo El No (ex GBV, The Breeders, etc.) share video for “Move In Twos,” ready Nothing Is Possible LP for Overthought Muzik

The video premiered via Austin Town Hall who said, “You can feel that energy in the ‘Move In Twos,’ with the opening guitar line feeling itself like an endless journey down dark highways. But, as the white flickers from the video and the drums stomp, the song takes on this communal feel, the sound of friendship being birthed before your ears. The visualizer has this hypnotic effect, flashing white in the midst of a black backdrop, somehow still giving off a warm glow that encapsulates the song’s natural emotion.”

El No Share Move In Twos Video

(NMF) W.O.W single ‘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,” 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).

New > Mara TK (Formerly of Electric Wire Hustle) Announces Debut Album > Shares Double A-Side Single

Mara TK, a golden voiced, Maori-Scottish world-wandering citizen of Aotearoa (New Zealand) announces his debut solo album ‘Bad Meditation’, released 7th May on Extra Soul Perception. Stepping out on his own, Mara TK is the former frontman of the acclaimed Kiwi future soul trio Electric Wire Hustle. Written and produced by Mara himself, ‘Bad Meditation’ is his 13 track opus, a deeply personal account of heritage, love, loss and healing.

GoGo Penguin Releases “F Major Pixie (Squarepusher Remix)” From Upcoming Album ‘GGP/RMX’

Today GoGo Penguin released “F Major Pixie (Squarepusher Remix)”, the second single from their upcoming remix album GGP/RMX (out May 7 via Blue Note Records). On the remix, electronic/bass maverick Squarepusher (a major influence on GoGo Penguin, and a fan of the trio) both embraces and reshapes the original track. From a sparse bass intro, the intensity builds until you have a classic Squarepusher banger, repeatedly propelling us towards the dancefloor, but it never just ends there; the music pulses and flows, transporting “F Major Pixie” into brand new realms.

Acoustic-Pop Artist David D’Alessio Releases New Single “Throw Yourself in Front of It” Out March 5th

Nobel Prize winner and famed poet T. S. Eliot once said “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.” NYC-based acoustic singer-songwriter, David D’Alessio, echoes the same risk-taking sentiments in his upcoming single “Throw Yourself in Front of It.” The first release from his upcoming EP This Far Apart, the motivational ballad challenges us to embrace everything that life throws our way and to chase our dreams. Produced by the late Grammy-nominated Edward “Felix” McTeigue, David D’Alessio rolls out “Throw Yourself In Front of It” on all digital platforms on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Greg Loiacono & Jamie Drake “Bound To Fall” | New Single Out Today

“A few years back I had become obsessed with a recording called ‘Please Stay’ by The Cryin’ Shames. It inspired me to dive back into old records of singers singing heartbreak songs from way back. I hoped to convey that lonely, far away sound on this record,” says Loiacono. “Once Jamie and I started working on the song together we focused in on this unrequited love that drives the singer almost into a sense of delusion. It was really enjoyable finding ways to convey this through words and melody.”

Exit 216 Drops New Single and Music Video, “Robbery,” featuring Nikki Williams – Now Available!

Produced by David Mescone and co-written by Steven Battey, Nikki Williams, and David Mescone, “Robbery” is about carrying the unique and unmistakable style of confidence. Williams, Battey, and Burkett sing of entering and commanding a room and being entirely unapologetic. Make heads turn, let them stare, and don’t be sorry for it. Exit 216 and Williams want to spark inspiration for others to approach life in the same way.

LA songwriter Abe Grossman wrestles with his troubled past in a new video

Abe Grossman is an American singer-songwriter and alternative acoustic rock musician who was born in Minneapolis, MN, and raised on a diet of punk and new wave, and of course, hometown hero: Prince. After meeting Prince at a young age, he was inspired to take up the guitar as a way to express himself and organize his feelings, good, bad and ugly.

FORTY FEET TALL Release New Album ‘A Good Distraction’

Today, Portland-based angular rockers FORTY FEET TALL are proud to release their new album A Good Distraction today on all music platforms via Magnetic Moon Records. Forty Feet Tall’s sound is hard and riff-based, aggressive and expansive, somewhere between The Strokes and Queens of the Stone Age, framing some of the most well-crafted rock songs out there with lyrics balancing between personal and political.

Emo rockers Regrown share That ‘70s Show inspired video for new single “Cuffed”

Today, New Jersey quartet Regrown shared their new single “Cuffed” alongside the announcement that their debut EP, Closed Casket Material, is due out June 18th on Unbeaten Records. “Cuffed” is the perfect showing of the band’s brand of pop-punk with emo sensibilities and infectious dual vocals. Lyrically, the track is centered around coming to terms with who you are, flaws and all. The video for the song, which premiered on The Noise, is a hysterical spoof of That ’70s Show, taking the band from the inner circle straight into Pandora’s box. You can stream “Cuffed” here now and watch the video here.

Slimelife Shawty Steps on the Gas in His “No Brakes” Video

Atlanta rapper Slimelife Shawty’s blend of easy melodics and uncompromising lyrics has him on the rise in his city and beyond. Ready to show the world that he can’t be stopped, Slimelife shares “No Brakes,” his revealing and raw new video single. Skating above plaintive pianos and thudding 808s, Slimelife works through trauma and suicidal thoughts, spurred by the loss of his close friend and a resultant reliance on substances. As the song progresses, Slimelife resolves to use these past trials as fuels for his future success, internalizing the emotions and expressing them through his art: “But it don’t bother me, don’t tell me how I oughta be/Tell me who go harder than me, who started beef, no part of me.” In the video, directed by ShotByWolf, Slimelife rocks his OTF chain and an iced-out watch as he mobs with his homies and sends a message to the “other side” (“they’re just other guys,” says Slimelife). “No Brakes” follows “Dying 2 Hit ‘Em,” Slimelife’s recent collab with Lil Durk, which appeared on Loyal Bros, the compilation tape from Durk’s Only The Family label.


The track follows “Nightlight” which was ILLENIUM’s first concurrent #1 on both the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart and Mediabase Dance Radio Chart as a solo producer, and has over 100M streams since its release in August 2020.

Really From share their kinetic and unclassifiable self-titled album

Drawing on influences of jazz improvisation, minimalist composition, and punk rock ethos, the Boston-based band Really From dismiss traditional genre and formulae in favor of explorative, indie rock amalgamations. Since 2014, their ever-evolving sound has incorporated stylistic touchstones from math rock to ambient, exploring themes of place, self, and culture through a dialect entirely their own. Michi Tassey (keys, synth bass) and Chris Lee-Rodriguez (guitar) exchange vocal leads regularly, shifting perspectives and ranges as their songs cascade through varied musical worlds, refracting their thematic questions concerned with intergenerational trauma, tokenism, and immigrant parenthood. Trumpeter Matt Hull and drummer Sander Bryce often take on lead voices of their own, further reconfiguring traditional notions of genre and songwriting.

Unwed Sailor share angular new track “Ajo”

Unwed Sailor’s upcoming album Truth Or Consequences is both an unabashed urging for listeners to examine progress within their own lives, and a call to action to urge listeners to let their authentic lived experiences, both good and bad, organically shape and form growth within. Their latest moody and cinematic instrumental journey is out May 14th on Spartan Records.

Zola Releases Raw and Vulnerable New Single “Not Like Other Girls”

Singer-songwriter Zola, just released her new single “Not Like Other Girls,” a raw and unfiltered reflection observing the often catty and petty behavior of some young women. The track comes off of her upcoming album, Now You See Me, set to drop later this year. Driven by Zola’s honest and creative lyricism, the infectious song delves into other girls’ trivial antics and insincerity. “Not Like Other Girls” is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.

Coma Culture (Young The Giant) Announce Debut LP Via FLOOD, Share Self-Titled Lead Single, ‘Coma Culture’ LP OUT June 25th Via Repost Network

Today, Coma Culture announces their debut LP and share the self-titled lead single. Young the Giant members Eric Cannata and Francois Comtois team up with Jon O’ Brien, owner of Music Box Studios and long-time collaborator, to form Coma Culture. The Camouflage LP is out June 25th on Repost Network.

Members of Young the Giant Announce Debut Album as Coma Culture, Share First Self-Titled Single

Leslie Jordan Releases “Farther Along” Feat. Chris & Morgane Stapleton / Dolly Parton, Eddie Vedder and More Featured On New Album ‘Company’s Comin’’ Out April 2

Leslie Jordan has released “Farther Along” feat. Chris and Morgane Stapleton, the latest single off his star-studded duets album Company’s Comin’ (out April 2 via Platoon). Performing ten duets and five vignettes, Jordan is joined by special guests including Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Charlie Worsham, Dolly Parton, Eddie Vedder, Katie Pruitt, Tanya Tucker and TJ Osborne, as well as the album’s co-producers, Travis Howard and Danny Myrick. The new single is accompanied by a music video with behind-the-scenes studio footage, featured this morning at Entertainment Weekly.


Award-winning, Tucson, Arizona-based acoustic duo Ryanhood has released “Wide Awake In A Dream,” a poignant new track from their forthcoming album, Under The Leaves, set for release on April 16th. “It’s getting to be that special time of renewal and rejuvenation – and while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage throughout the United State and around the world, we’re beginning to see a faint light at the end of a very long tunnel. It’s time for a breath of fresh air, and today that comes in the form of Ryanhood’s achingly expressive new single,” said Atwood Magazine in their premiere. “A breathtaking folk ballad full of bright acoustics and soaring violin work, ‘Wide Awake In A Dream’ captures love’s dreamy wonder with elegancy and delicate grace.”

Premiere: Ryanhood’s Breathtaking & Wondrous “Wide Awake in a Dream” Ushers in a New Season