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The Mistons Announce Debut LP and Unveil First Single

Portland ORE duo, the Mistons, will release “World of Convenience” on May 21st. You can hear the first single now.

From Little Beirut a rumble, there at the end of the trail beneath majestic mountains and among the boarded windows a clamor. There at the end of the block on stolen Chinook land in a historic black neighborhood, next to the jazz cat and the drag queen, around the corner from the vanguard of noisemakers and artist from Audubon’s darkest dreams, there on a street of artist and dreamers, part of this community, two Mistons (from the French word but, dumbed down and Americanized) making “old timey” music for the new millennium, a buzzsaw Woody Gutherie, rock and roll that is unapologetic, with no tricks up its sleeve but is honest and humble in its discourse.


Last year, Prince Taee’s kept busy with “Just My Type” ft. YK Osiris. The track interpolates Tamia’s 1998 hit single “So Into You,” and its official companion visual – directed by Joe Yung Spike – features Fabolous, who also used the song in his 2003 version, “Into You.” The Sons of Mary-produced track premiered via Complex, noting how the track “sees the rising 18-year-old rapper tap into his more sensitive side. To coincide with the release of the track, the video shows the pair in full-on R&B classic mode complete with a white grand piano.” “Just My Type” shortly followed the announcement of Prince Taee’s exclusive label deal with Art@War/Atlantic Records via TML (The Music Life). The Las Vegas-bred rapper celebrated the announcement with the release of the highly anticipated “Free Crack” featuring labelmate YBN Almighty Jay and MyCrazyRO.

Active Rock Powerhouse, BLAMESHIFT, Release Official Sports Themed Music Video for “Came For Blood”

Active Rock Powerhouse band, Blameshift, have released their official sports themed music video for their single “Came For Blood” that came out on March 5, 2021.

The music video is the first for the band to tie in a sports theme into the story line. “Came for Blood” was filmed at NY Martial Arts Academy in Brooklyn and was directed by Tom Flynn (Lamb of God, All that Remains).

A new song by Leron Lamar is out now “Amazon”

Leron Lamar, a hip-hop artist from Asbury Park, New Jersey is bringing a new sound to the rap game with his exceptional work. With his unrivaled sound and style, he is prepared to make the headlines in the music industry. The new hip-hop artist relates his music to his life experiences which has an energizing vibe to it. From losing jobs to being homeless, amongst a host of other things, Leron Lamar has a story to share through his music about struggles, envy, fractured relationships, and passion and to say the least he is quite a ladies man.

New Video: Baiuca & Rodrigo Cuevas Team Up On “Veleno”

Sung in Galician, Asturian, and Spanish, “Veleno” is an illustrious collaboration between Baiuca and Asturian artist Rodrigo Cuevas. In the recovery and resignification of the codes of traditional Iberian music, Cuevas was instrumental in taking it to new territories.

Bishop DaGreat | “Higher” | Music Service

Cincinnati, OH Dubbblife Entertainment presents Bishop DaGreat. The southern emcees latest offering, the melodic and mesmerizing track produced by Nevermore, takes you on a mission to the moon. “I’m Higher Than A Satellite,” proclaims Bishop DaGreat, and judging from the joyful sounds of this soon-to-be radio smash, it’s all for the better.

Whitehall share new single “Contingency Plan”

“’Contingency Plan’ returns to the band’s driving indie rock roots, opening with raucous buzzsaw riffing and heavy intermittent drum hits… The band walks a razor’s edge between nonchalant chaos and tight precision, all united by the disarming charm of buoyant indie rock hooks.” – Under The Radar

With Over 1.4M Streams on her 12/20 EP Release, Brenda Cay Drops a New Single

Brenda’s vivid story-telling in “Alone With You” will transport you to the center of the song and have you convinced it was written for you.

Paupière Announce LP, Share “Sade Sati” Via Brooklyn Vegan

Today, Montreal-based Paupière share “Sade Sati,” the first single off the upcoming LP of the same name. Brooklyn Vegan premiered the track, praising it as a “gleaming, anthemic title track that owes a little to Tubeway Army but feels very modern at the same time.” Sade Sati is out May 7th.

Amazon’s PENTRAL release TIM PALMER-mixed ‘All My Wounds’

Brazilian progressive rock / metal trio Pentral have released their ‘All My Wounds’ single, not long after debuting ‘Silent Trees’, the lead track from their debut album ‘What Lies Ahead of Us’, which will be released in May 2021. This album is a reflection on today’s society, presenting the saga of a lowly couple fighting for their lives and sanity.

For the ten tracks comprising this album, the trio worked with legendary producer Tim Palmer (David Bowie’s Tin Machine, The Mission, HIM, U2, Robert Plant, Tears For Fears, Ozzy Osbourne, Goo Goo Dolls, Pearl Jam).

El No (ex-The Breeders, Guided By Voices, Bellringer, etc.) release debut album early

“In the true spirit of creating DIY music, the two did it all on their own and on their own terms,” adding, “the production may be lo-fi, but there’s an energetic current that electrifies the songs, from high-jumpin’ sing-song lead single ‘Shinin’ On Me’ (albeit with bleak lyrics about ‘all my friends are dead and gone’) and pumpin’ and tuneful garage rock/power popper ‘Ima Run’ with sneering vocal tone to casual-seguing-into-vivid reminiscing of ‘Fall Back’ with lamenting vocals (‘I already miss you’) and strung out guitars, and the noise rock title track that attacks with frustrated vocals, warped sounds, and deep drum beats.”

Inspired by Brian Eno, Nils Frahm – Tritonal release ‘Reverence’ their first meditation album

Formed in 2008 in Austin, Texas by Chad Cisneros and David Reed, Tritonal is one of the most successful US electronic music duos of the past decade counting more than 1 billion streams. Their discography comprises three artist albums, 100+ originals, and remixes, including six Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Dance Airplay Chart and multiple #1 trance tracks on Beatport. Tritonal has played over 1,000 shows, across 5 continents, selling over 2 million tickets. Some of the most notable festivals around the world include EDC Las Vegas / Orlando / NY, Lollapalooza, ULTRA, Creamfields, and Electric Zoo. They’ve also sold out legendary venues including Fox Theater, Bill Graham Civic Center, Hollywood Palladium, and Terminal 5. Tritonal has over 1.25 million social followers and their weekly ‘Tritonia’ radio show is broadcasted on 42 stations globally to almost 1 million listeners.

Dominic Breen announces East Coast tour; drops new video for ‘James Street Tonight’

Today, rising singer/songwriter Dominic Breen announces an east coast run of shows in support of his new single ‘James Street Tonight’, complete with five piece band and with more dates still to be announced.

Proper Nouns – Feel Free Release date: Friday, April 23rd 2021

As a teenager, Proper Nouns singer/guitarist Spencer Compton was diagnosed with an unusual brain lesion – and briefly became a medical curiosity. Unsure how to treat the novel (but benign) condition, his doctors did what seemed obvious to them: they hustled him into unnecessary surgery. Its vaguely preventative goal failed; afterwards, he was left with epilepsy, memory loss and a second surgery. But, for Compton, it’s the situation’s odd inevitability that continues to haunt. “It was a weird kind of malpractice,” he says. “Like an ideological malpractice through medical health washing – surgeons saying, between the lines, ‘Sure, there’s no symptom to treat, but this is what we do.’ An institutional scam.”

Rod Wave Celebrates 12 New RIAA Certifications + Releases New Video

2021 is already shaping up to be a historic year for Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen Records). Today, the melodic superstar celebrates 12 new RIAA certifications for the following: “Rags2Riches” (2X Platinum), Pray 4 Love (Platinum), “Girl of My Dreams” (Platinum), “Green Light” (Platinum), “Dark Clouds” (Platinum), “Brace Face” (Gold), “Abandoned” (Gold), “Thief In The Night” (Gold), “Pray 4 Love” (Gold), “Fuck The World” (Gold), “Through The Wire” (Gold), and “Letter From Houston” (Gold). Along with Wave’s monstrous achievements, he continues his blistering pursuit by releasing his latest video, “SoulFly.” Directed by Shot By Eye4 Productions, Wave’s glorious visual documents his triumphs in the rap game. From taking pictures with fans to hanging out with his day one homies, nothing can impede Wave’s imminent climb as music’s biggest superstar.

YSB Tril & Bankrol Hayden Ditch Football Practice In New Video “Touchdown”

After unleashing his thrilling video “Ain’t The Same,” Tril tag-teams with Bankrol Hayden for their explosive anthem “Touchdown.” Directed by Rick Lancaster “Touchdown” is a bouncy anthem highlighting the pair’s late-night escapades. Shot in Los Angeles, the young tandem ditch football practice to have fun with some spry, athletic women. Looking to cause mischief around town with his paintball gun, Tril’s steely confidence and sticky hook sets the tempo for this lively collaboration.

SNAKE BITE WHISKY Take A Bite Of Their ‘Black Candy’

Black Candy is the thunderous second album from Australian heavy rock band, Snake Bite Whisky. The album was recorded at Lush Studio’s in Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia which has also seen artists such as Jason Bonham, Jimmy Barnes, Jeff Martin and The Red Paintings to name a few. Produced and mixed by Bernie Wedrat, Black Candy features ten tracks of uncompromising heavy sleaze rock with elements of punk, outlaw country and heavy metal. This is their follow up to their acclaimed debut album, This Side Of Hell, and displays an even wider range of musical influence coupled with their trademark uncompromising, non politically correct rock N’ roll.

Red Rum Club chill with ‘Eleanor’ to launch acoustic album…

The car-radio favourite of last summer, Red Rum Club’s Eleanor is the first sound of spring from the Liverpool six-piece, as they announce the release of The Hollow Sessions, an album of acoustic tracks that brings the band’s dancefloor-filling sound into the chill out room. With each track drawn from their first two albums, The Hollow Of Humdrum and Matador, the band’s return to the studio to go unplugged closes the band’s first chapter, where the wild live shows came and went, but the music kept coming.

Dorothea Paas (U.S. Girls, The Weather Station) | Shares New Single

Beloved Canadian songwriter, Dorothea Paas is today sharing “Container”, the latest single to be taken from her forthcoming debut album, Anything Can’t Happen which is set for release via Telephone Explosion Records on May 7, 2021. “Container” follows off the back of the album-titled single which earned praise earlier this month from FLOOD, NPR, The Line of Best Fit (Song of the Day), Exclaim and more. You can listen to the new single here.

ĠENN – Release wild ride of an EP: ‘Liminal’ via Everything Sucks Music

Drawing influence from a wide range of eras and genres, Brighton-based troupe ĠENN (pronounced Jenn) release their highly anticipated new EP ‘Liminal’ today via London independent Everything Sucks Music. From the opening bass ostinato of its first track ‘Feel’ to the hooky refrain of closer ‘Falling Out’, through rock’n’roll, psychedelia and funked-up, post-punk vibes, ‘Liminal’ is a veritable journey.


‘Not In The Mood’ finds Fickle Friends elevating their pop stylings with a pulsating sound that bursts with bright synths, fun-fuelled funk and a hook that’s even more immediately addictive than we’ve come to expect. Natti Shiner’s soaring vocal continues to go from strength-to-strength, with her distinctive ability to deliver a life-affirming topline that’s full of searching, lovelorn lyricism.

IOVA releases Roadblock – the first single out of the upcoming 26!

This is 2021 and we’re still stuck. Anxious, depressed, in love, in hate, all over the place. IOVA’s been feeling these same things, and more, and she wrote 26 songs about it.

Student’s music gets beamed up to Space ahead of ground-breaking Air, Earth, Fire & Water collection of modern folk song

‘Moonlit Skies’ is a love letter to Mars and includes samples of the first recordings from NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover’s on-board microphone. So, whilst listening to the track, you can also hear the actual rover on another planet!


For Kipp, that meant a bottle of Faygo and a bag of chips from his local corner spot, Leslies. Whereas his past LP Homme was a rehashing of past domestic violence, poverty, and pain, Faygo Baby lives in the consciousness of rose-colored childhood memories but with the guarded backdrop of mistrust; Kipp’s first trip to Leslies was also the first time he witnessed someone getting shot at six years old. The EP features production from Statik Selektah on the previously released “Manic”, underground stalwart 6th Sense, D’Artizt, and Kipp Stone himself.

LOW ISLAND release ‘Who’s Having The Greatest Time?’

Oxford quartet Low Island release new single ‘Who’s Having The Greatest Time?, ahead of their highly anticipated debut album ‘If You Could Have It All Again’ – out April 16th via Emotional Interference. The four-piece also announce a UK headline tour in September in support of the album.

Death Row Records Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Celebration This Year with New Online Store Launch

Influential hip hop label Death Row Records kicks off its 30th Anniversary celebration this year with today’s launch of its first-ever online store. The new home for Death Row Records can be found at DeathRowOfficial.com, where fans can purchase music, merchandise, NFTs and much more. A special 30th Anniversary limited edition merch line will launch in late April.


Celebrating the 20th anniversary of its release, 2Pac’s multi-platinum album Until The End Of Time will be available July 23 on high quality, 180 gram audiophile grade vinyl for the first time in twenty years. The Estate exclusive will be pressed on bone vinyl, with the 4LP set housed in a four-page, LP Folio Book with previously unseen photos and a track list handwritten by Tupac from The Estate vaults. The deluxe set will include two special edition lithograph cards only available through 2Pac’s official store.

Until The End Of Time 4LP


FIRE FOLLOWS release “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”. Fire Follows releases their latest single/video with all the rock/numetal requirements. Fire Follows music brings precision sound between rock and numetal creating an aligned beat and rhythm. Fire Follows “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” once again takes their fans on a rocking course with their driving melodies and fresh nu-metal. “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” stays in your ear and plays oh so very well.

BILLYTHEKID Thrashes on New Noise Single “M.O.E.”

Fresh off the release of his debut EP, Outlaw, masked musician BILLYTHEKID brings his bandit anthems to Dim Mak’s New Noise. On “M.O.E.,” the bonafide bass lord exercises immense control and precision with his production techniques. While preaching the mantra “money over everything,” BILLYTHEKID finds a sweet spot between a scathingly, bass battlefield and melodic breakdowns.


On July 20, 2020, Andrew Gabbard went down to his basement to pay tribute to the late Emitt Rhodes. Staying true to Emitt’s homemade one-man-Beatles style, Andrew recorded the song and played all instruments himself. Andrew says, “Emitt wrote the book on homemade albums. His music endlessly inspires me to create. ‘Promises I’ve Made’ is a personal favorite of mine – I had to do it. Recorded at home. Emitt Rhodes forever!”


Grammy-nominated producer Baauer and Seoul’s hottest new rapper Omega Sapien (leader of the alt k-pop group Balming Tiger) have announced a joint EP Eastlife available June 18th via LuckyMe. With the announcement comes a video for “DDOKBOKKI’, a track that reboots Missy and Timbo energy for 2021 with a braggadocious cut named after the famous fried rice cake dish “떡볶이”. The video sees Omega Sapien’s distinctly new-Korean spin on a rap promo, shot in a quarry by Seoul’s answer to Hype Williams, Jan’Qui (Balming Tiger, Keith Ape). As per all things Omega Sapien – the styling is outstanding: boys draped in skinny jeans and maxi-cardigans hanging off a monster U-haul truck with flaming torches. On the Eastlife EP we hear a rich collaborator doing what he does best. It’s maximal, fun party hip hop dropped on us from the future not aiming to achieve a perfect balance of two artists – on the contrary, they aren’t polite and they aren’t watered down.

Kele Fleming Calls Out Society’s Addiction to Tech with Thought-Provoking New Single, “Compassion Machine”

Is the world getting to you? Are you longing for more connection? Do you relate more to social media vs social interface? If the answer was “yes,” grab your preferred device, cut through the chaos, and tune into Canadian singer/songwriter Kele Fleming’s new single, “Compassion Machine” — available now!