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Watch the incredible new video for nasimiYu’s “Secretsecret” off her upcoming album, P O T I O N S

Activist, dancer, and one-woman band, nasimiYu busts out of her 7-year hiatus with a self-produced album that radically explores the life lessons she learned in that time.

The album, P O T I O N S, stands apart from anything she’s released before because this was an entirely solo effort.

Not only is there immense vulnerability in playing every single sound on the record herself, at home in her solo quarantine. But there is also a deep honesty in the personal themes she explores — secrets, witchcraft, heartbreak, psychedelic medicine, and the unwavering devotion to shining light on one’s innermost voice.

Black Fly shares eerie, calming “Sadsap” from new album via Samedi Records (altopalo)

Rittling is an expert at creating deeply felt, cinematic pieces of music inspired by the sprawling Vermont landscape that surrounds him. You can sense the largeness – and even feel the serene quiet of it – while horns are expertly flitting around his powerful yet gravelly voice, which booms and rattles with recklessness above the intricate foundations of the track. Even the most delicate piano moments can withstand the weight of his voice and glisten all that much brighter because of it.

Australia’s Skegss Share Power Punch Single “Bush TV,”

The freewheeling clip for the final single from their new album Rehearsal, out this Friday, March 26th via Loma Vista Recordings, finds Skegss enjoying the great Australian countryside, from riding dirt bikes on Lani’s farm and hanging with Cregan’s dog Blaze, to swimming, barbecuing, and drinking beers by the fire pit. “The video was a lot of fun to make. The motorbike shots were pretty wild. I was in the back of a Ute hanging off the end with my camera whilst we were pinning it around bends and bumps. At one point I got some air which was pretty scary,” says director Kerr of the making of.

Rockshots Records: NAHAYA New Music Video “Deific Mask”

NAHAYA (ft. members of Oceans of Slumber, Vesperian Sorrow, ex-Kingdom Collapse, Painting The Massacre, Cerebral Desecration) will be unleashing their new album, entitled “Vital Alchemy” via Rockshots Records on May 21, 2021. The Texan band is an amalgamation of American melodic groove thrash, Gothenburg sounds, and Middle Eastern influences. The band was founded in 2013 by Ryan Peters with Semir Ozerkan, who immigrated to the US from Istanbul, Turkey to pursue career opportunities in metal, one being with Oceans of Slumber.

Hudu Akil’s Zac Crye Releases “Look Out Above” Lyric Video

“This ain’t no obsession, this is possession of my soul.” A blatant warning from the track “Possession,” off of Zac Crye’s debut, 2013 ep, “Three Finger Lid”.

Now Zac is back, dropping his sophomore release on April 16th, “All The Same” – a five track stoner rock EP with psychedelic elements to accent. Solely composed and recorded by Zac, this recording is a full demonstration of his musical fortitude and songwriting prowess that takes you deep within the realm of Zac Crye! The album will be released on Bandcamp April 9th and all other platforms on April 16th.

Tristan Kasten-Krause Share’s A.I.-generated Video “From Thin Air,”

“From Thin Air” changes the mood of Potential Landscapes into something more stark and melancholy. Made of fluid hums, the track is brimming with a nostalgia that resonates with a resignation born by the bass’s echoey harmonies. The two musicians live on opposite sides of the country—Bagg in Los Angeles, Kasten-Krause in New York—but here, they make music as if they’re in the same room, obliterating distance through their intimate performance. The music they make captures the bittersweet, ephemeral nature of life.

Alternative Rock Band Cavo Release Duran Duran’s Cover of “Come Undone”

Cavo has released their next single/video “Come Undone” which is the follow-up to their previous single/video, “Lead On.” Cavo continues to strike the alternative hard drive of rock with a magnanimous sound that pronounces Cavo’s own sound. The St. Louis group continues to create a highly anticipated culmination of seasoned phenomenal rock music. Cavo fans are looking forward to their forthcoming album, Bridges, Bright Nights, and Thieves, due out in 2021.

Marlana Shares “Good Girl” Via Atwood Magazine

Today, LA-based singer-songwriter Marlana shares “Good Girl.” Atwood Magazine premiered the single, praising it as “a majestic and visceral, up-close and personal outpouring from her heart to our ears.” Her highly-anticipated Live At The Lodge concert is tomorrow, March 23rd. Tickets are available now.

Premiere: Marlana’s Poignant “Good Girl” Is a Haunting Slice of Real Life

#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Polygraph Records Presents: Juliano – “Orders” [Remix] Feat. Big Gipp


Dark Shadow Recording artist Becky Buller has unveiled the music video for her Top 5 charting NACC Folk single, “Don’t Look Back.” Produced and directed by Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording, the “Don’t Look Back” video was set at The Vintage Whimsy in Springfield, TN. Written by Buller, Kraig Smithand Valerie Smith, “Don’t Look Back” is currently in rotation on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction and is the third single from Buller’s fifth studio album, Distance and Time.

ISLAND share new single “Everyone’s The Same” | Out now on Frenchkiss Records

“Everyone’s The Same” is the raw and direct follow up to ISLAND’s previous shimmering single “Octopus.” The contrast between the two tracks perfectly highlights the band’s unique dynamic range and risk taking in their new songwriting process. The grungy slacker slow jam begins with a deceivingly simple statement proposed softly by singer Rollo Doherty. For the next two and half minutes, distorted bass lines and chunky, to-the-point drums, ooze into your psyche while the reverb drenched lead guitar hooks you in and perfectly complements the raspy and catchy cacophony. “Everyone’s The Same” is out today via Frenchkiss Records.

Mannequin Pussy Announce New EP ‘Perfect’ + Share “Control”

Philadelphia indie punk band Mannequin Pussy will release their new EP Perfect on May 21. The EP is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2019 album Patience which landed the band on End of Year lists for Flood, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Spin, Vogue, and more.

Today, the band share the first look at Perfect with “Control,” with the cathartic music video directed by the band’s vocalist/guitarist Missy.

Indie-Pop singer BUEL is releasing an unexpected cover of « Smell Like Teen Spirit », soon to be followed by debut EP

BUEL’s dreamy universe and distinct style offers a modern interpretation of the song, with sobriety, precision and class.

Produced by Burak Yerebakan at Wakeful Studios and distributed by Charlie Walk’s Music Mastery Distribution, « Smell Like Teen Spirit » is now available on every platform.

Already praised by her peers, BUEL handled everything with taste and perfection, from producing the song, directing the music video, to stylism and visuals. She is a true, one of a kind, promising artist.

YAWNING SONS: stream new album ‘Sky Island’ in full!

YAWNING SONS, the cult collaboration between desert rock legends Yawning Man and post-rock visionaries Sons of Alpha Centauri, are set to unleash their new album ‘Sky Island’ this Friday on Ripple Music. It features guest performances from Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson), Scott Reeder (Kyuss), Wendy Rae Fowler (Earthlings?) and Dandy Brown (Hermano), and you can stream it in full now!

Pollena (BBC 6 Music/Radio 1 tips, ffo: Girlhood, Polica) | Shares second single

“Glitter” marks the first of 2021 from Pollena who cut her teeth singing back-up vocals for the Stereogum, Line of Best Fit, 6 Music and NPR-tipped group, Girlhood when they were opening for Poliça in 2019. This new track oozes optimism and was written as a “latter stage lockdown” track, intended to mark the light at the end of the tunnel which we’re hopefully beginning to see now. “Glitter” brings about these radiant electronic textures that are somewhat in debt to the producer she worked with, Tom Andrews (Stats, Laundromat), who experimented with Prophet and Pocket Operator (sound editing apps) to create this kaleidoscopic soundscape.

Atria Shares Video for “Jazz Cigarette”

Moonbrain is the first solo album from acclaimed musician and author Travis Atria. It takes sonic cues from classic artists like Curtis Mayfield and Parliament, while remaining immersed in the present moment. Conceptually, it draws on everything from climate grief (“Jazz Cigarette”) to the Beatitudes (“Lucky”), to the oldest known song, a 3,400-year-old Sumerian hymn known as the Seikilos Epitaph (“Shine”). It is an album of heavy grooves and deep moods, modern tools and timeless feels, lush arrangements and adept musicianship.

Austin Meade Is “Lying to Myself” — WATCH

“We’re all clowns at heart looking for a place to fit in,” Meade explains about the song and the visual. “It’s fun to see the initial fall and eventual rise of the main character. I feel like I’ve been there before. Fitting all that storyline into just a few minutes was a challenge…there are a lot of hidden gems. You don’t have to take everything so seriously.”

Toronto’s R&B Neo-Soul Artist ZENESOUL Searches for “That Love” in New Single

“It just needs to be true,” Canadian R&B Neo-soul and Afro-beat artist Zenesoul says, as she looks for “That Love” in her newest single — available now.

“When I first heard the beat from my producer, Larumadeit, I instantly thought of that nostalgic type of love people had in the past,” Zenesoul — Angie Akhinagba — shares of the song teeming with the lush, enveloping sound that’s all her own. “Think: 90s Black love culture found in movies, family TV shows, and R&B music of the time.

Edmonton’s roots-rock Reggae band Baby Boy and The Earthly Delights release single “What U Want (Ain’t What U Need)”

What do surrealist painter, Hieronymus Bosch, and reggae have in common? Both artistic expressions are at the forefront of the roots-rock/reggae-inspired group Baby Boy & the Earthly Delights.

Led by the charismatic and zany Baby Boy, songs from the Earthly Delights contain halcyon guitar melodies, sultry horns, and lyrics steeped in fable, myth, nature, and the human condition.

Danny Golden Releases New Single + Video “Alien”

On April 23rd, Austin-based musician Danny Golden will release his new EP Changes, the followup to Golden’s 2018 full-length Old Love. Today, Golden released the video for the EP’s second single “Alien.” MXDWN praised the song, saying “while the lead single from Changes, ‘I Can’t Change,’ blended a Neil Young-esque chord progression and song structure with shoegaze-style dynamics, ‘Alien’ takes a more straightforward approach, allowing Golden’s storytelling to take the lead. The guitars have a wistful, compressed quality that’s reminiscent of ’80s heartland rock.”

mxdwn PREMIERE: Danny Golden Shares Dreamlike New Video for “Alien”

Psych Rock Icons MONSTER MAGNET to Release Delightfully Psychotic Covers Album A Better Dystopia

When psychedelic rock icons MONSTER MAGNET got off the plane in the USA after their Powertrip tour of Europe in February 2020, they already realized that they’d dodged a bullet. The band members were all healthy, despite having spent the last week of the month-long excursion gigging overseas, and at that point, many of those countries were in total lockdown. Part two of that tour, North America, was scheduled to begin three weeks later, but the rest is history… no live music, anywhere. So, what’s a band that’s been touring regularly for 30 years to do with this newfound downtime?

Modern Darkwave Act EMPTY STREETS Signs with Cleopatra for Release of Upcoming “Age of Regret” EP

Modern darkwave act EMPTY STREETS has signed with Cleopatra Records for the release of Age of Regret, the second EP from songwriter Aaron Thompson’s brooding musical project.

“I’m incredibly excited to begin the next chapter of EMPTY STREETS alongside Cleopatra Records,” Thompson says. “To join their legendary roster with so many diverse, iconic musicians and artists is a dream come true!”

Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris’ first official duet “Chasing After You” is most added at country radio upon impact this week

Arista Nashville singer songwriter Ryan Hurd has garnered more than 382 million career streams worldwide and caught the attention of entertainment tastemakers including Esquire, GQ, Maxim, American Songwriter, Billboard, People, NBC’s “TODAY” and more. With co-pen credits on some of country music’s biggest hits by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the Kalamazoo native continues his hit-producing path with “Chasing After You,” which follows his 2020 EOM EP featuring “Every Other Memory,” dubbed one of the “Best Songs of April 2020” by TIME. His 2019 Gold-certified Top 20 song “To A T,” went #1 at SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 Countdown.