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KITTEN Releases New Song “American Football” Today

With a massive chorus and linebacker-sized guitar riffs, “American Football” crams the energy of a stadium into a crunchy digital audio file.

In succinct lyrics, KITTEN uses the high-school-quarterback trope to comment on the shortcomings of society at large and examine how hard it is for people and ideas to get out from under the weight of “tradition”. Sons repeat their father’s mistakes. The system dictates the winners. In the euphoria of the mob singalong, we forget to stop and ask ourselves, “What happens when the music stops?”.

Dasha Gets Vulnerable In Somber Single “21st Birthday” – Out Now Via Quadio Records

“21st Birthday” is bold in its delicacy. Dasha weaves a vivid anecdote of aching disappointment, providing listeners a brief glimpse into the balance young love treads between carefulness and carelessness. The somber track reutilizes soft pop elements to craft a graceful acoustic melody as endearing as it is heartbreaking. Since signing with Quadio Records, Dasha continues to outshine through her strong songwriting and effortless musicality.

Dasha’s Achingly Beautiful ’21st Birthday’ Is a Single Worth Celebrating

WODE: “Fire In The Hills” From UK Black/Death Metal Quartet Now Streaming

The follow-up to the highly praised Servants Of The Countercosmos, released by the legendary Avantgarde Music, WODE’s Burn In Many Mirrors presents the band’s most potently wild and predatory work yet. With six new tracks spanning forty minutes of meticulously summoned infernal ferocity, the band scorches the landscape and drapes it in the foul reek of death’s fog.

Simon Flory Releases ‘Haul These Blues Away’ // Out Now

Simon Flory’s music is suffused with the elements of his childhood – days spent in the fields, church songs, gravel roads. His new album, Haul These Blues Away, out today, features compositions that are as much short-story sketches as they are songs, each populated – like the locales that inspire them – with those among us who have few choices.

How ‘FIT’ by two female Nigerian rappers is about to be the sexiest song on the internet

After the impromptu release of the duo’s remix to Saweetie’s ‘Tap In’, DEELA & Tblu have provided the song we needed to be on repeat this summer with ‘FIT’. The track sees the duo continue to flex that hypotonic, fiery delivery that made their previous collaboration worth listening to. It’s alluring, it’s audacious, and “it’s about women not being afraid to say exactly what we want and how we want,” DEELA explains. Contagious and confident, ‘FIT’ shows two Nigerian female rappers feeling provocative and owning it.


With relatable lyrics like you wouldn’t cross town to see me play, wouldn’t take your time to make me stay, but now you want me, “How Far” describes the feeling of never having the chance to love fully.

Laine Lonero Releases New Single ‘How Far’

Horace Bray shares new EP ‘Fame, Fortune and Perfume’ – Out today

On Fame, Fortune, and Perfume, Bray shares, “For this project I really wanted to balance the intellectual side of music making with the side that is just meant to make you dance. I strive to make music to relax to and music to mourn to— my favorite parts of life are about balance and I want my music to reflect that theme. This EP represents a blending of all of my influences, both musical and emotional. I feel like it represents my human nature in a very honest way.”

OUT TODAY – ‘Wanted You To Know, Pt. I’ – New EP from Emily James

Reflecting on her newest song James shares, “When writing “don’t fall on me,” I really wanted to capture the emotional conflict of the song’s lyrics through the production. I felt it was important to express that simultaneity of vulnerability and apprehension.” She adds, “To me, the song feels like it’s forewarning a relationship that’s destined to end in heartbreak. I love that the song leans in a more rock direction, setting it apart from the other songs on the EP.”

The Gama Sennin Releases Debut Single ‘I Kill You’

The turbulent dynamics of “I Kill You” are fueled by heavy melodies, massive riffs, and a long night down the open road, driven to hypnotic new heights by lead singer Kevin McGuire’s mysterious, shamanic lyricism. “‘I Kill You’ is pure energy, raw and very addictive,” explains McGuire. “It’s the introduction to a journey beginning with the destruction of ego.” The track begs the question, how do you convince yourself that nothing matters? How do you sell yourself on the lies and the disinformation while life everywhere seems to devolve? The lyrics are the inner monologue of a human on edge, trying to convince himself not to step over the line, while his inner voice is clearly screaming “Do it.” The song was recorded at the famed Rancho De La Luna and Panoramic House with co-producer Peter Franco (Daft Punk), mixed by Dan Lerner (Daft Punk), and mastered at Capitol Records by Ian Sefchick.


“Cross Country” serves as a statement of purpose for BRELAND — a boundary-shattering singer/songwriter/producer praised by Rolling Stone for merging “elements of Country, Hip-Hop, R&B, Gospel, and Pop – in a way that many have not experienced before.” True to the double meaning of its title, the acoustic-guitar-laced track finds BRELAND reflecting on the action-packed journey to this point in his career – an adventure that’s taken him from New Jersey to Atlanta to Hollywood to his current home of Nashville – while boldly stating his refusal to conform to any genre or style. With a vocal delivery that’s both vulnerable and triumphant, BRELAND perfectly captures that sentiment in the soul-stirring chorus: “I won’t stop running/Till I find where I belong/I’m going cross country/Know they might judge me/I ain’t gotta prove them wrong.” The fresh track is written by BRELAND, Sam Sumser, Sean Small, and Will Gittens and produced by Sumser and Small (whose shared credits include Keith Urban, Jason Derulo, and Austin Mahone).

Listen/Watch: Protoje “Still Blooming” ft. Lila Iké (IzyBeats Production) from His Forthcoming Deluxe Album

Today, Protoje’s perspective on his life’s most pivotal events expands with the announcement of In Search of Lost Time: Deluxe Edition. The influential Jamaican recording artist’s groundbreaking fifth studio opus will make an encore presentation this year repackaged with three additional tracks on March 19th on In.Digg.Nation Collective/Six Course Music/RCA Records. “Still Blooming” (featuring Lila Iké & IzyBeats), “Still Royal” (featuring Popcaan, Pa Salieu & Toddla T) and “Righteous” continue the album’s narrative of introspection.

“I’ll Keep You” Showcases Racyne Parker’s Signature Country-Pop Style

Embracing a playful pop vibe and colorful aesthetics, “I’ll Keep You” exudes flirty fun in Racyne’s signature contemporary country-pop style that fits in well on playlists next to Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Maggie Rogers, and Miranda Lambert. Having already been released as an audio single, “I’ll Keep You” has earned high praise from indie music tastemakers like Fierce & Fabulous Revolution and LeFuturewave, who described the song as the “[the] perfect blend of pop and country music. Energetic, yet calm. Fun to listen to, worth many repeated listens.” (-LeFuturewave)

Alex Frew Releases Debut EP ‘Cobalt’ on Warner Music + Drops Official Video For “9 Feet Tall”

Alex Frew says of his debut EP: “I want people to feel a little bit bigger than themselves while listening to the project. I’ve always gravitated towards songs that made me feel boundless, and I sincerely hope that this collection can convey those emotions.”

LA-based artist, CHILLEMI returns w/ hypnotic new single “Friend.”

Today, LA-based artist CHILLEMI shares his entrancing new single “FRIEND,” which features his deep sultry voice complemented with spaghetti western drenched reverb pinches of bass and soft acoustic guitars. “FRIEND” which premiered exclusively with MXDWN, is about the pain everyone has felt when a long-time friend letting you down. When that friend keeps letting you down it’s time to let them go. “FRIEND” deals with leaving all the toxic relationships behind and looking inward. “Tell me what a friend should be” is repeated in the chorus as our narrator asks the question back often. ”FRIEND” gives you the moment to choose to stand up and take a stand. “FRIEND” is the first single from CHILLEMI’s upcoming debut set to be released in spring 2021 via Taxi Gauche Records.

mxdwn PREMIERE: CHILLEMI Takes on Deep Questions Over Laid-Back Instrumentals on New Song “FRIEND”

#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Derty North Entertainment Presents: King Beli – “Juice Her Up” feat. Renni Rucci & BWA

MN Singer/Songwriter Kaysie Battles Through a Breakup With New Video “Runaway Boy”

Saint Paul, MN singer/songwriter and actress Kaysie makes passionate alternative/blues-infected pop music and first came to the public’s attention when she released her emotional version of The Script’s Breakeven song titled Pieces who respected Minnesota DJ D.Mil (Shadyville DJ’s) said had “Powerful Vibes.” “Her ability to write such amazing records, combined with her powerful voice will literally give you the chills. It’s as if there’s an old soul trapped inside her.” says Jimmy Donn (the CEO of Anxiety Music Group and half of Kaysie’s management team). “She has a very bright future ahead of her.”

The Sarandons – Press play on our new single “Caught in a Dream”

This past year has been the ultimate test of whether familiarity breeds contempt. When you’re marooned at sea together, all sorts of things start to creep in. More insidious than contempt, the people we’re locked in with start to become a piece of furniture in our lives.

Kova Drops New Single and Music Video “Say Ah” feat. Toosii

“Say Ah” builds on the buzz that has been steadily growing around Kova; her formal artist debut, “Sober,” marked the beginning of a partnership with Tha Lights Global and has accumulated over 200K YouTube views since its December release. Her independently released singles “City of Angels” and “Stars” feat. TheHxliday have garnered 139K and 84K YouTube views, respectively.

Key Glock Proves He’s On Another Level in “I’m The Type”

With his relentless appetite for flexing and the bankroll to back it up, Key Glock isn’t like those other guys. Determined to prove that he’s a cut above the average, Key Glock shares “I’m The Type,” his new single. Blessed with ringing piano from Bandplay, “I’m The Type” finds Glizzock giving a methodical rundown to explain why he’s sicker than the average emcee: “I’m the type of n**** spend six figures on my wrist/You that type of n**** that be stressin’ bout the rent.” Though the piano loosely resembles the Bridal March, Key Glock is clear throughout the song that he’s not the marrying type, flaunting his playboy attitude with blunt-force bars: “Glizzock pulled up in that new thang with the top off/Then he pulled off with your girlfriend and knocked her socks off.” “I’m The Type” is Glock’s follows the standout single “Off The Porch,” which came complete with a flashy music video (2.7 million views).


Consistently keeping his rapidly growing fanbase fed with new music, Damien dropped his debut track “Catch Me” last November and has since released “Monsters,” “Here’s ur chance” and most recently “i can’t stop,” which has reached over half a million streams on Spotify in just three weeks.

R&B Newcomer Dee Gatti Shares “Clear My Mind”

Gearing up for the release of her much anticipated debut EP Just Called To Say due out later this year, impressive Fort Worth native R&B singer and songwriter, Dee Gatti, has delivered the forthcoming EP’s lead single “Clear My Mind” available now across all digital streaming platforms via The Orchard.

TEE GRIZZLEY Continues The Saga With New Single + Music Video “ROBBERY PART 2″  

Today, Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley releases his latest single “Robbery Part Two” (Watch Video Here) which comes as a continuation to the fan favorite ”Robbery” released last year. “Robbery” walks through the series of events that lead up to Tee being robbed outside of a club. The song and video reveals only how he plans to get revenge and leaves a cliffhanger, building up the anticipation for “Robbery Part Two.” Throughout “Robbery Part Two”, Tee executes his steps towards vengeance on his robber and the eventual troubles seeking revenge gets him into. Utilizing his unmatched storytelling abilities, Tee pairs his descriptive lyrics with an enticing beat and an even more detailed visual to truly paint a picture for his fans.


Artik, el multi-premiado productor y artista que ha exitosamente sobrepasado todas las barreras del lenguaje, se encuentra lanzando su tercer sencillo completamente en Español, “En el Lambo”, disponible desde hoy en todas las plataformas digitales.

ALL MY FAITH LOST: Italian Ethereal Darkwave Band To Release New Album

Italian neoclassical darkwave/ethereal neofolk quartet ALL MY FAITH LOST… presents their first record in eleven years, with the immersive sounds of Untitled. The beautiful, sprawling album is nearing release through French collective Cyclic Law on March 9th, and preceding its release, two songs are now streaming alongside preorders and more.

Hear the entrancing new single “Coda” from Nashville Ambient Ensemble

Centripetal Force is excited to announce the release of Cerulean, the first full length recording from the Nashville Ambient Ensemble. The album is being presented in a 300 copy vinyl pressing, 100 of which will be on transparent blue vinyl and made available for preorder on February 29th. There will also be a limited CD run made available for preorder on the same date. Cerulean will be released in stores and on all major digital platforms on March 19th.

PAYDAY Releases New Single and Official Music Video For ‘Big Boy.’ P.U.K.E. Tapes Vol. 3 Out March 19

Speaking about the track, PAYDAY reveals, “Big Boy is a message about being unapologetically me. The fast-paced versus and catchy chorus showcases the energy and life of just feeling like a big ass boy.”

Night Lovell Doesn’t Die, He Multiplies in “Counting Down The List” Video

Plumbing the depths of his soul in his bone-deep basso, Night Lovell is one of North America’s fastest-rising rappers. Hitting the open road in an effort to escape his demons, Lovell shares the new music video for “Counting Down The List.” An incantatory and atmospheric track that’s gaining inroads on urban radio, the Shaq France-produced “Counting Down The List” finds Lovell finding violent outlets for the pain he feels. In the video, directed by Avery Stedman, Lovell takes his Benz to a remote warehouse to spend some time alone with his thoughts. When he arrives at his destination, he’s greeted by an army of clones of himself, who give Lovell the courage to head back on the road.

BLOOD CULTURES experimental hit ‘Beneath The Moon & Me’

“Beneath The Moon & Me” combines jarring, tumultuous rhythms with pleasant vocal breaks to represent the duality of both the good and the bad we find within ourselves. The track insinuates that we must face our whole selves, both what we love and what we fear, to truly grow and redefine what makes us who we are.

LISTEN: Avant-Pop Artist and Producer Wuh Oh Drops Surprise New Single ‘Saxy Beast’

The 80s inspired instrumental is topped with a soulful saxophone riff, bouncy synth bass line and percussion elements. Accompanying the single, Wuh Oh has also unveiled the visual for the track directed by long-term collaborator Joe Crogan which follows the ingenious animated tongue-in-cheek character ‘Saxy’.

Brooklyn Vegan shares All Hallowed’s second single, “Lust”

All Hallowed are a bass/vox/drums dance punk powerhouse comprised of Ricky and Lacey Terrell that emerges from a backdrop of industrial decline and urban decay during a staggeringly weird and hopelessly dangerous period in history. The group is set to release their second single, “Lust,” on February 28 and premiered it with Brooklyn Vegan today.

“Lust” features guest vocals from singer/songwriter Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife, I Am the Avalanche and Peace’d Out.