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Watch Flock of Dimes official video for “Hard Way”

Today, Flock of Dimes (aka Jenn Wasner) is sharing the official video for “Hard Way,” directed by Lachlan Turczan. “Hard Way” is another standout from Wasner’s second solo LP, Head of Roses, an album that showcases her ability to embrace new levels of vulnerability, honesty and openness, combined with the self-assuredness that comes with a decade-plus career as a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and prolific collaborator.

Kishi Bashi Announces New EP ‘Emigrant’ Out 4/2/21 (Joyful Noise), Shares New Single “Wait For Springtime”

Kishi Bashi today announced his new EP Emigrant, a companion release to his critically acclaimed 2019 album Omoiyari, will be released on April 2nd, 2021, via Joyful Noise Recordings. The EP’s wistful, seasonably-named first single “Wait For Springtime” is out now. “This is a song about the anticipation and hope of the equinox that is to come after the pandemic,” explains Kaoru Ishibashi, who records as Kishi Bashi. “Even though the longing to hug and cry in each other’s arms may be a faint memory right now, in our core we know that we will bounce back in a lush way in our proverbial springtime.” The timely, new six-song collection contains four original compositions and two covers—of Regina Spektor’s “Laughing With” and Dolly Parton’s “Early Morning Breeze,” both released earlier this year. Arranged and recorded over the last year, the Emigrant EP serves as a time capsule of 2020 as it meditates on the anxieties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the comforts of nature, the pains of resource-fueled conflicts, and the resiliency that emerges from struggle.


GLOSTIK WILLY has released their single/video “Back Room” with TLG Entertainment/INgrooves. “Back Room” is the 4th single from the upcoming full-length album, Hippy Metal due to release in late 2021. The record features Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Rolling Stones, Sugar Hill Gang, etc.), a ton of our friends, mixed by 5-time Grammy winner Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Bon Jovi, EVERYONE).

Paul Jacobs unveils the video for “Day to Day” and announces a virtual album launch

Carried by powerful drums, the single delves into a profoundly lush and dreamy atmosphere, where Jacobs’ nonchalant voice blends with hypnotic guitars and a mesmerizing flute, creating a melody reminiscent of Kurt Vile, Cass McCombs and early Beck. Accompanied by an animated video, this new song follows “Underneath the Roses” and “Half Rich Loner,” both released earlier this year.

Hear Tōth’s newest single, “I Might Be”

Hear Tōth’s newest single, “I Might Be,” a cathartic anthem for the confusion of love. The single comes off his upcoming album, You And Me And Everything, that’s out April 30th on Northern Spy.

High-vibrational R&B single ‘Don’t Call Me’ from Mighloe

Vita Bergen bares true-self on shimmery, synth-pop LP

Vita Bergan, otherwise known as William Hellström, is breaking into another realm and leaving his DIY roots behind with his upcoming LP Another Day In Paradise out on 12th March 2021 via Woah Dad Records.


Record Heat have also released a limited edition NFT, RECORD HEAT 1, making them one of the first bands to experiment with cryptoart dedicated to bringing fans a unique artistic experience. The band collaborated with LA-based artist and technologist, Jason71, and released the first five editions of the 27-second, 3D animated audio/visual piece via OpenSea. “This is the ‘real’ album art for our EP,” the band explains, “something you can own like a CD or vinyl.”

Pop innovator BONZIE’s new album Reincarnation out now

Reincarnation features the previously released title track; “Caves,” which was featured on NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered;” “Lethal,” released this past October; and debut single “alone,” which was deemed one of the Best Songs of 2020 by The New York Times’ Jon Pareles and has earned over one million streams across all platforms.

Kristian North (Daniel Romano supports, ffo: Sparks, Roxy Music, Confidence Man) | Shares new single

We announced last month with “Fantasy” which found support at The Needle Drop and Indie88 amongst others, the full record comes produced by Renny Wilson (Michael Rault, Faith Healer) with mastering provided by Harris Newman (Orville Peck, Wolf Parade, Patrick Watson). As a full piece, the record takes a little from each of the decades with glimmers of butter-smooth 70s disco, 80s British new wave such as Prefab Sprout and Scritti Pollitti, and classic soul takes from the likes of Marvin Gaye. This new track however is a really slick dive into P Funk, Funkadelic and Sly Stone, stacking vocals and layering this gooey synth and alongside tar-thick basslines.

claire rousay Shares New Video + Single “Peak Chroma”

“The Peak Chroma music video was made using collected footage in and around my studio, where Claire and I spent a lot of our time working on “a softer focus”. From some of the audio in the album, to press photos and whistles, to almost the entire music video, my studio became a very central space for this project (even one of the tracks is named after it). The music video captures a balance of stillness and movement with sections of repetitive and meditative motion mimicking a flow state of creation we both experience in our practice. The cohesion of the music video with the album art and audio was very important hence the correlations of the portal-like entries to a dream state which is the feeling we wanted to create in this entire project. This video feels like you’re in a familiar dream, one of warmth and comfort through overlapping and superimposed images of Claire and I working or doing mundane tasks. The Peak Chroma video shares intimate moments of our experience working together, and documents the essence of “a softer focus.'” – Dani Toral

LAPÊCHE (Brooklyn) share driving new single, “Bells”!

“Bells is about being sober and not forgetting how bad it was when you weren’t. It scrapes the surface of the freedom and joy that comes with not being controlled by addiction. Part of that freedom develops as we learn to show up, for ourselves and others, in ways that we can’t when we are in active addiction. The freedom includes being present and accepting of what is. This doesn’t mean resignation, it means acknowledging uncomfortable truths, feelings, and circumstances, and turning them into loving choices moving forward.”

Blood Cultures unveil new single

‘Set It On Fire’ serves as the latest exploration into LUNO’s overarching themes of change while slowly piecing together a new Blood Cultures universe set into motion by previous releases including ‘Beneath The Moon & Me’ and ‘Keeps Bringing Me Back’. ‘Set It On Fire’ utilizes softly strumming guitars and shimmering synthesizers to develop a sense of peace that contrasts from the emotional complexity of its underlying message. The track is a critical look at nihilism and the choice of ignorance in the age of information, insinuating that people often forget or choose to ignore their own power therefore hindering possibility for change.

WALKING BOMBS: New York Avant Rock/Punk Act To Release Tears We Should Have Shed Full-Length In April

Kingston, New York-based avant rock/punk outfit WALKING BOMBS presents its most infectious material to date, with the expansive new full-length release Tears We Should Have Shed. With the record now confirmed for independent digital release in April, the cover art, track listing, preorders, and track “Time To Go (Fuck Q)” have been posted.

THE LION’S DAUGHTER Shares Music Video for New Song, “Curtains”

The band comments: ‘”Curtains’ is about the way that obsession and paranoia can lead to destruction. And how sometimes when you try to kill that thing that waits in the dark, you actually only hurt yourself.”


Directed by Matt Eastin, McElhenney and Olson find themselves preparing for a surprise, private birthday concert planned by Olson for McElhenney featuring his favorite band. It doesn’t take long to uncover that she perhaps booked her favorite band before Imagine Dragons take to the stage for a performance of “Follow You” full of fantastical twists, romance, and… some bare chests.

Fiddlehead (members of Have Heart & Basement) announce album two | Share new single / video “Million Times”

Fiddlehead – the punk powerhouse featuring members of Have Heart, Basement, and more – have returned today with the announcement of their upcoming second full-length album, Between The Richness. Due out May 21st from Run For Cover Records, Between The Richness finds Fiddlehead expanding on their dynamic blend of hardcore energy and undeniable melody, crafting their most immediate set of songs to date. Each track bursts with Revolution Summer grit, massive hooks, and vocalist Pat Flynn’s deeply thoughtful and open-hearted lyrics.

Watch the Trailer for Concrete Cowboy, Releasing 4/2 on Netflix

When fifteen year-old Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) is expelled from school in Detroit, he is sent to North Philadelphia to live with Harp (Idris Elba), his estranged father. Harp finds solace in rehabilitating horses for inner city cowboys at the Fletcher Street Stables, a real-life black urban horsemanship community that has provided a safe haven for the neighborhood residents for more than 100 years. Torn between his growing respect for his father’s community and his reemerging friendship with troubled cousin Smush (Jharrel Jerome), Cole begins to reprioritize his life as the stables themselves are threatened by encroaching gentrification.

Sulene shares video for electro-pop single “identity crisis”

Speaking on the video creation, Sulene stated:
“Whenever I’m having an identity crisis my perception of myself is filtered through whatever mood I’m in. This inspired the creation of the music video for “identity crisis” — I wanted to show myself through different distortions, color-grading, and with violent edits between facial expressions.”

Listen to Fog Lake’s mesmerizing new single, “Dakota”

About “Dakota”, Powell shares:
“The song evokes an American landscape, alluding to my experiences constantly moving back and forth from the city to my hometown on the island of Newfoundland. I had clashing feelings of homesickness and the never-ending battle between wanting to stay and try to make things work or begin again somewhere else.”

Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Announces Release Date for his Award Winning Horror Film, Dwellers

Ellefson Flims (Amped/Alliance) have announced an October 12, 2021, release date for their award winning found footage horror film Dwellers on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital.

Dwellers is a found footage horror film produced by Grammy award winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and written, directed and starring Drew Fortier. The film has already gained over twenty official selections from film festivals around the world, a number that is still growing. Dwellers has amassed glowing reviews while garnering a plethora of nominations and already winning 5 awards including:

Best Feature (Screamwriting Festival)
Best Director (The Thing in the Basement Horror Fest)
Best Horror Feature (Mad Monster Party Film Fest)
Best Documentary (Hollywood Blood Horror Festival)
Most Disturbing Scenes (Horror Bowl Movie Awards)

The physical release is planned to be packed with bonus features. More details to be released in the coming months along with pre-order information.

The film will also be screened virtually on Saturday, March 20th, as a part of the HorrorHound Film Festival’s Midnight Madness Feature and will hold a special virtual Q&A after the screening that will feature cast members from _Dwellers_.