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King Park – This is the End

“This is the End” is a straightforward break-up song, describing the exact moment when everything breaks apart and the person you are becomes forever altered.

A lot of our relationship was a challenge, a rollercoaster. I wish that if I were to go back and have my priorities straight, the fact that we both loved each other would be enough to keep fighting.

GRAMMY Nominated & Top 5 Charting Artist/Producer MALIKA TIROLIEN Wants To ‘Grow’ ‘Higher’ with New Single & LP

GRAMMY Award-nominated vocalist, songwriter and producer Malika Tirolien’s conscious lyrics and soaring vox are on dynamic display in this, her compelling new single “GROW” — available now.

“This song serves as a reminder to enjoy the process wherever you may be in your life,” Tirolien shares. “It’s about doing the best you can with what you can control.”

Jaah SLT Gets In His Bag with BeatKing for a Bass-Boosted Remix

Jaah SLT’s 2019 single “In My Bag” is currently having a resurgence, buoyed by a TikTok dance trend soundtracked by a slowed version of the song’s audio, which generated over 170k video creations in a matter of weeks. “In My Bag” has been particularly popular in Texas, the birth place of chopped-n-screwed music, and now, Jaah has teamed up with BeatKing for a Texas-friend “In My Bag” remix. The new remix finding the Houston native doing what he does best, keeping Jaah’s charismatic, hard-hitting verses and adding elements like boosted bass and crisp handclaps that turn the track into club banger. “In My Bag” was the second TikTok hit for the North Carolina native, following 2019’s “Tuff” which generated over 250k video creations on the platform and over 23 million streams on Spotify.

The Ladles “Furnish Gorgeous Roots Harmonies” In New Video (Glide)

“The Ladles have three-part harmony perfected, but their sound is more than that,” wrote Glide Magazine in a premiere of the trio’s “Sunset Pink” music video. “With sophisticated arrangements, they create a dreamy otherworldly atmosphere that draws audiences in and demands attention.” Featuring a stunning dance performance by Emory Ferra, the video was shot by Liz Maney and Eduardo Donoso in Red Hook, Brooklyn, offering the first visual taste of The Ladles ‘Springville Sessions,’ out April 16th.

Dr. Zwig Releases Top 10 Ways to Deal with a Tough Time, New Single

Musician Dr. Zwig (who is also a psychologist, author and educator) dropped a lyric video for his new song “Before The Dawn,” an uplifting anthem that, as he describes to PEOPLE, “is about the hidden intelligence in our difficulties — the unseen, unknown, transformation in waiting, the sun that shines in the darkness before the dawn.”

Citizen Share New Song “Black and Red”

Toledo-based rock powerhouse Citizen are releasing their upcoming fourth full-length Life In Your Glass World, on March 26th via Run For Cover Records. Today the band are sharing one more early single with the fiery “Black and Red.” For over a decade Citizen have been challenging expectations and on Life In Your Glass World the band once again refuses to be easily defined. Every aspect of the recording was completely on their own terms, with vocalist Mat Kerekes building a studio in his garage where Citizen tracked the entire album. The result is a set of lean, raw songs that represent the most unfiltered version of the band’s daring vision to date.

Amy Steele releases emotional version of Jacob Banks classic ‘Slow Up’

Amy Steele is a London based futuristic soul singer who at 24, has already developed into a talented singer/songwriter. For the last five years Amy has pursued music in tandem with studying for a degree in medicine. Having recently completed her degree, now being Dr Steele, she has fully set her sights on her music. Amy has been working with a wealth of international producers, from Alex Wells (Declan McKenna, Paloma Faith), Draper (Lapsley, All Saints) and Babel to create a record that reflects her artistry and who she is musically.

VREID Premieres New Song + Music Video via Decibel Magazine

VREID comments on the film’s historic location: “The more than 100-year-old sanatorium lies completely isolated in the mountainside above the world’s longest fjord, Sognefjorden. Once built to shield people from infectious diseases and later the asylum of the wild northwest, it became our creative center during the pandemic. With the world closed down, we admitted ourselves to one of Scandinavia’s most mythical and majestic buildings to record the movie. The massive building has been abandoned for almost 30 years, and the harsh climate has taken its toll as the building are being consumed by nature day by day. The history and destinies that these roughed walls embrace are fascinating, vile and dark to say the least. And with Wild North West, we have become a part of this majestic white castle’s history.”

Video Premiere: Vreid – “The Morning Red”

Aviella’s Radio Hit “tell me what you’re thinking” Receives Stellar Remix Package

Aviella’s Top 10 radio hit “tell me what you’re thinking” receives a series of upbeat and chill remixes from producers Disco Fries, Lipless, MÜNE and JYYE. The remixes see a variety of reiterations, from soft house cuts to bright, airy twists.

LA Neon crooner Raven Artson returns with new single

With recent support by BBC Radio 1, The Guardian, Dazed, Wonderland and METAL Magazine, Los Angeles-Amsterdam based multi-hyphenate Raven Artson allows us to peek into his ego on new single ‘Peak In Me’. Slow-motion hyper-pop, documenting a life swinged by uppers and downers.

PACKS (slacker rockers signed to Fire Talk) new single

These guys are one of my favorite Toronto bands of the last little while, and they were starting to get quite a bit of buzz going pre-pandemic, playing with folks like Squirrel Flower and Odetta Hartman. With a sound that fits somewhere between the first Pavement record and Harmacy-era Sebadoh, Maddie Link’s laid back vocal delivery sits front and centre, as the band expertly stumble their way through the record, elegantly dishevelled and perfectly discombobulated.


There are few things that are more healing than getting the hell out of town. Maybe it’s a solo trip. Maybe you bring a friend. Definitely a lot of music. Don’t say a thing to anybody. Just get in the car and go. Work it out on the road.

Track Premiere: Janet Simpson “Slip”

Kenny Lauderdale ft. Tone Jonez – “BETTER”

Exit 216 and Nikki Williams Collaborate on New Single, “Robbery,” Due Out March 12

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.

Rocking New Country Track From Derek Crider

Lithuania’s TIMID KOOKY Take The Hard Path On New Single ‘Run Uphill’

Lithuanian rock trio TIMID KOOKY are pleased to reveal their chaotic new single ‘Run Uphill’ which is out now and available on all good digital service providers.

The track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming new EP, Baby Be My Spiderman, which will be released on 20th April 2021 via The state51 Conspiracy.

Commenting on the track, the band say: “Run Uphill” is a song about resisting your ego, fighting back, choosing the hard way to defeat inner demons and achieve fullness. Choosing to run up the hill to the ego’s summit, to stand atop and enjoy the clear view.”


Touch was the first band to play at the inaugural Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington in 1980 along with Rainbow, Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon. A live version of their hit “Don’t You Know What Love Is” appeared on the compilation LP Monsters of Rock, documenting the performances at the festival. Touch’s first album was released on Atco Records and their first singles, “Don’t You Know What Love Is” and “When The Spirit Moves You” charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Their follow-up album was recorded in 1982 and produced by Todd Rundgren, The record never came out and Touch disbanded thereafter.

Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” Debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Rock and Country Digital Song Charts This Week

The song was co-written by Elle King with Martin Johnson, who also produced the track, and was recorded in Nashville and New York pre-pandemic.

This is the second time the two female powerhouse performers have recorded together with their first release “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” (along with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack) going on to win the 2020 ACM Award for “Music Event of The Year.” Elle also was a special guest on Miranda’s 2019 Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour.

New Adrian Crowley Song/Video “Northbound Stowaway” Out Today – LP out 4/30

Adrian Crowley is excited to announce his ninth studio album The Watchful Eye of The Stars, out April 30th, 2021. Produced by John Parish, the album is a narrative journey through Crowley’s poignant lyricism and dedication to the magic of original recordings – many of the tracks were only reproduced once or twice. Lead single “Northbound Stowaway” is available on March 9th and offers a tale of desperation as the subject hides in cargo on a ship set across treacherous waters. After days of hunger, he finds a seed in his shoe supplying three meals and concludes, “And the rain gets sweeter / The higher we go / And the salt turns to sugar / The higher we go.”

Pop Darling CAPPA Premieres “Colder” Music Video

LA-based pop darling CAPPA is premiering the official music video for her new single, “Colder.” The single, which was released in late February, is a testament to CAPPA’s knack for creating catchy yet clever pop numbers. Navigating the residual emotions after the demise of a relationship, “Colder” is an instantly infectious track tethered by snappy pop grooves, sparkly synths, and CAPPA’ signature honeyed vocals.


Seems like we are all running around on our hamster wheels at home. As we look around surrounded by fake news and sickness, I sit frozen, feeling catatonic in my body. Yet, my mind can’t stop running. My thoughts race in perpetual anxiety as I wait for life to resume its course.

“He Said/She Said (I Wait)” is about delusionally interpreting and trying to accept what is going on around me while constantly immersed in a dissociative state.

Arooj Aftab Releases Vulture Prince on April 23, Shares First Single

Championed by NPR, who praised her composition as one of the “Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+,” and The New York Times, who celebrated her work as one of the “Best Classical Music Tracks of 2018,” Aftab’s liminal sound floats between classical minimalism and new age, Sufi devotional poetry and electronic trance, jazz structures and states of pure being. On Vulture Prince, the composer’s remarkable voice, backed by a team of renowned musicians, transports listeners to worlds once known.

New Royal Mountain & Fire Talk signing PACKS announce debut LP/Share “Silvertongue”

PACKS were an increasingly visible presence in Toronto in the first part of 2020. A string of intriguing lo-fi singles, appearing once every month or so on Bandcamp through 2019 had begun to persuade people to take notice in their hometown, where the band were sharing stages with people like Squirrel Flower and Odetta Hartman, and outside of it. Despite having rarely ventured outside of the city, and having never crossed the border into the US as a band, these early tracks caught the attention of the rising Brooklyn label Fire Talk Records, who have recently introduced celebrated acts like Dehd, Patio, Deeper and Mamalarky. Today, the band are formally announcing their debut LP take the cake, which will be released by Fire Talk in partnership with the Toronto indie Royal Mountain Records (Alvvays, Wild Pink, Mac Demarco) on May 21st.

Tempest shares new video “Sorry To Say”

Today, rising LA-based singer/songwriter/producer Tempest (born Tatiyana Bello) shares the official video for her latest single, “Sorry To Say”. The cinematic visual was directed by Lakewood Mall and is based on a true story centered around a crumbling relationship, bringing to life the struggle and heartache found within the track. The song was written by Tempest and produced by longtime friends and collaborators Louie Lastic, Los Hendrix, and Jay James.

HIPPIE DEATH CULT: Decibel premiere new single “Red Meat Tricks”!

Portland-based heavy rockers HIPPIE DEATH CULT teamed up with Decibel Magazine to unveil the first single off their upcoming new album ‘Circle of Days’, coming out May 21st on Heavy Psych Sounds. The band also announced the reissue of their debut album ‘111’ and an upcoming ‘Doom Sessions Vol.5’ EP with High Reeper this May, with preorders starting today for all three records!

Track Premiere: Hippie Death Cult – ‘Red Meat Tricks’

PRE’s Kenny Muney Pops Tags and Counts Cash in His Latest Video

Rhyming in rocksteady triplets through a sly grin, Paper Route EMPIRE artist Kenny Muney is a rising Memphis rapper to watch. Thrilled about living the life of his dreams, the Paper Route EMPIRE shares “Poppin It,” his new music video. Produced by PRE’s own Bandplay, who piles thudding bass atop gently plucked guitars, “Poppin It” proves that Kenny Muney has perfected the art of flexing, as he sneers at those who save instead of spend and those who claim that they’re haves when they’re really have-nots. In the video, Kenny Muney gives a glimpse into his high-flying lifestyle, filled with stacks of cash, glamorous jewelry, beautiful women, and sugary bowls of oatmeal. “Poppin It” is Kenny Muney’s first new song of 2021, arriving after a 2020 that brought local hits “FR” (991k views on YouTube) and the fiery “Hot” (646k views).

Lido Pimienta Shares New Video For “Coming Thru”

“The song is about surviving, deciding when to share and when to stop sharing, and understanding when one is being used,” Pimienta said of “Coming Thru.” “The characters could be your own conscience, anxieties or fears.” Of the new video, she added, “This is a third installment between Orly Anan and I, and with the support of our director, cinematographer and amazing crew, we made it happen in the safest way during the pandemic in Mexico City. The creatures next to me are acting as my conscience but most importantly, my sense of power, surrounded by the abundance of colorful fruits and foods that are to be shared ONLY by the ones who want to protect us.”


PHARMACY is my best way of coping with my newfound dependence on prescription medicine for my OCD/anxiety/depression. When Andy Warhol was residing in NYC his creative space was referred to as “the factory.” I relate strongly to Warhol’s artistic struggles and his willingness to open his factory to any creative— regardless of the the size of their following or their nationality. It was all about helping these artists discover self-belief. For the visual concept of PHARMACY, I wanted to merge the factories of Warhol and Willy Wonka, ultimately creating a whimsical dreamscape where children can find easy solutions to their problems with prescription pills. As a kid, Willy Wonka was one of my favorite movies (both the OG and Johnny Depp versions). I always wanted to visit Wonka’s factory and experience the overstimulation that came with all the saturated colors and candies. The truth is, while Warhol’s Pharmacy cannot solve all of one’s problems, it can be the first step in dealing with one’s inner demons. I want to portray Warhol’s Pharmacy to be a one-stop shop where problems can be solved after one prescription… as this is the commonly believed but false narrative surrounding prescription medicine in our culture— especially in the stories told on TV and in film.

A Love Letter To Toronto- Beams Announce ‘Ego Death’ Concert Film

Filmed inside eight beloved and shuttered music venues and art spaces across Toronto, psychedelic folk band, Beams present their latest album, Ego Death, performed in full and streaming on Bandcamp Live on March 26th at 8pm ET.

Part love letter to Toronto and part documentary concert filmed during a global pandemic, Ego Death is a celebration of resiliency in uncertain times. With remote audio engineering, multiple safety protocols, lots of plexiglass, and a dedicated crew, Beams was able to create a new kind of release show experience in Ego Death.