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Indie-rock artist America Jayne shelves self-doubt in new single + video “Don’t Worry About Selling Out”

New York indie-rock artist America Jayne’s (Erica), who recently directly addressed her journey of accepting her own identity as a pansexual cis woman, continues her journey of deep self discovery with her new single and visual “Don’t Worry About Selling Out”.

“Don’t Worry About Selling Out” is for every struggling and hustling musician out there who has to work a survival job to keep them afloat. Be it bartending or another full-time job, making ends meet can often foster an envious attitude towards full-time musicians. The straightforward song unapologetically chronicles feelings of insecurity, self-doubt, and jealousy. Being a bystander to another’s success, performing at dingy dives and struggling to stay true to one’s self for fear of “selling out”.

Career Boy Reveals Indie-Punk New Video + Single for “Scam Jam”

Influenced by artists such as Sleaford Mods, Dry Cleaning, Fontaines D.C., Shopping, Viagra Boys and Bodega to name a few, the group brings to life a unique vision and sound that is strongly their own.

Marion Raw Shares “Run With The Sea” Via Under The Radar

Today, Mexico/LA-based artist Marion Raw shares “Run With The Sea,” an acoustic-driven song with a vintage feeling with an accompanying Lynchian video. Opening with the sound of static emulating the radio searching through stations, the song quickly and powerfully kicks in, Under the Radar writing “Raw doesn’t cut through the static, instead using it as just another part of her dreamlike haze. Accompanied solely by her acoustic guitar, Raw soaks into the unpolished reverie, drifting unmoored through the soundscape.”

Yo Kinky share 60s inspired themed spy video for “Wire,” self titled EP out now

“Wire,” finds the duo layering minimalist grooves in a dark and seductive setting. The song starts off with a driving beat followed by a repeating guitar motif that pushes forth until the bass fills out the sound with its own recurring pattern. As the Roland MC-202 taps a Morse code-style pattern, Wight discloses, “Anyone can tell I’m in line with the wire/Anyone can tell I’m aligned with the truth.” Saturated in upward portamentos, elasticity, and desire, Wight’s distinct delivery slides her voice into the warm space, claiming control. As the song jolts forward, dissonant melodies join the atmosphere as it propels toward an expansive synth climax.

Artist: DESTLER – Track: Tension

Lucas’ audio production design and operation highlights include sound design for exhibitions at the Te Auaha Gallery, performances at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, and performances with members of the Royal Family Dance Crew.

Orions Belte share laid-back grooves on new track”Mouth”

In the 90’s club scene in Bergen, Villa Amorini was the place where everything happened. Starting as an 80’s fine dining spot, it evolved into an extravagant club with tons of artists and DJ’s in screaming shirts and oversized sunglasses. This sets the scene for Orions Belte’s second album, Villa Amorini, out April 9th via Jansen Records.

SONG PREMIERE: Orions Belte Blend Hip-hop and Soul Grooves with Dreamy Pop on Instrumental Track “Mouth”

Melodic ad-libs from Ulrik Munther

Following on from previous singles ‘Jag älskar dig’ and ‘C’est La Vie’, ‘Come Find Me’ continues down the same jovial path of delightfully uplifting music. In a culmination of sunny synths, jubilant guitar and an infectious chorus, Ulrik packs his warm personality into a gleeful four minutes.

Jus Goodie Drops ‘Light On The Runway’

The new track first debuted with Parade Magazine who commented, “An Emotional Life Raft! Jus Goodie’s ‘Light On the Runway’ Is an Injection of Optimism.”

An Emotional Life Raft! Jus Goodie’s ‘Light On the Runway’ Is an Injection of Optimism

Industrial Rock Artist NUCLEAR SUN Covers The NINE INCH NAILS Classic, “Head Like A Hole”

Chicago-based industrial rock band NUCLEAR SUN has released a new single/visualizer clip covering the iconic NINE INCH NAILS hit, “Head Like A Hole.” The track appears on NUCLEAR SUN’s new tribute release, Couldn’t Have Said It Better Vol. 1, available digitally via Bandcamp and all major streaming services.

Gary Moore’s How Blue You Can Get To Be Released April 30th

Provogue will be releasing a new album, featuring previously unreleased material, from the iconic blues-rock master Gary Moore. How Blue Can You Get will be released on April 30.

This month marks ten years since the tragic passing of the iconic Northern Irish musician and singer-songwriter. He left behind, not only an incredibly formidable back catalogue of music from his esteemed solo career, Thin Lizzy, Skid Row, Colosseum II and more, but also a legacy matched by few others.

Chad VanGaalen latest single ‘Starlight”‘

Out now on Flemish Eye/Sub Pop, the LP began life as a “pretty minimal” flute record. (There’s only a vestige now, on “Flute Peace, “one of three instrumentals.) Later it became an electronic record “for a while” and finally, “right at the last second,” it “turned into a pile of garbage.” The good kind of garbage: glinting, useful, free. Music as compost – leaves, and branches ready to be re-ingested by the earth, turned into a flower.

Joyce Wrice Unveils Debut Album “Overgrown”

Executive produced by 2021 “Song of the Year”’ GRAMMY Award winner and 2021 Golden Globe Award-nominated producer D’Mile (H.E.R., Victoria Monet, The Carters), Wrice’s 14-track Overgrown LP includes notable appearances by Lucky Daye, Masego, Freddie Gibbs, UMI, Kaytranada, Westside Gunn, and Devin Morrison as well as previously released tracks “So So Sick” and “Falling in Love,” the latter of which was just featured on Lucky Daye’s Table For Two duets EP alongside songs by the likes of YEBBA, Tiana Major9, Mahalia, Ari Lennox, and Queen Naija.

Joyce Wrice Unveils Debut Album “Overgrown”


I haven’t released music in a few years due to both too many happy and sad moments, and a lot of healing through past traumas. I knew that when I did release something again, I wanted it to be real and reflective of who I am and what I’ve gone through. I struggle with addiction and mental health, and I know a lot of other people do too. I don’t want to stay silent about it, because silence only breeds stigma. When co-writing “Relapse”, the very first line I wrote, was “Put down the bottle”. That’s what I would tell myself every morning when I woke up. To me, the song is talking both to the person suffering the addiction, to those around them, and to the substance itself. Sometimes it really does feel that it’s all that you’ve got. Addiction is lonely. I want others that are struggling out there to know that they are not alone.

Small Town Titans “9 To 5” Music Video

York, PA Heavy Rock Band SMALL TOWN TITANS have released the official music video for their single, “9 to 5.” Filmed by Nesmith Films and directed by the band’s own Ben Guiles, “9 to 5” is off of the recently released The Ride LP, available NOW via AntiFragile Music.