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Philippe Cohen Solal and Mike Lindsay share official video for ‘Onward In The Fight’

Created by Gabriel Jacquel, the new ‘Onward..’ video is inspired by Henry Darger’s 15000 page novel, The Story of the Vivian Girls in the Realms of the Unreal, where he describes the courageous little girls’ battle against adults who want to enslave them. The Vivian girls are at the heart of this new animation video, which sees one of the heroines ride across the wide plain followed by friends and family on horses to face a powerful army.

Dropkick Murphys Release New Single “Queen Of Suffolk County”

Today Dropkick Murphys have released a new single, “Queen Of Suffolk County,” from their forthcoming album Turn Up That Dial, out April 30 via band-owned Born & Bred Records.

The track opens with a newscaster introducing the “Queen Of Suffolk County” as co-lead vocalist Ken Casey recounts the exploits of a knife-toting local femme fatale, advising, “You best stay out of her way. She don’t joke, and she don’t play.” Look for a video for the spirited new track later this month.

Award-winning Music Veteran Releases New Single And Video “New Mexico Way”

It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes good songs just come together in short order. This track (“New Mexico Way”) from John Vento’s “Brick By Brick” project is an example of such magic. John had a concept for an upbeat rock-n-roll tune, and of course the perfect guy to create such a thing is David Granati. David and John were on the same wave length from the jump on “New Mexico Way”.

As Vento says, “David and I have created a ton of music together but we’ve never had something fall into place so quickly and organically. Everything David played just sounded and felt great, capturing the exact vibe that I wanted.”


Storefront Church, the Lukas Frank helmed Los Angeles-based band has announced their debut album As We Pass via the venerable label/management company Sargent House. As We Pass is a sweeping artistic statement that paints dark, weathered landscapes paired with Frank’s mournful croon and howls summoned via poignant songwriting that recalls the likes of Roy Orbison, Scott Walker, and Jeff Buckley. Today you can hear the first single “After The Alphabets” – a dark and cavernous composition with palpable pain felt through impressive and emotive vocals. DIIV’s Cole Smith is credited as a contributor on this song both as an instrumentalist and co-songwriter.

Dreamy, Fuzzy Indie Alt – Brother. “EZ”

Brother. is an indie alternative band based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Bringing together an eclectic sound of energetic bass lines, catchy soundscapes and heavy-laden harmonies, band members Chuck Emery, Nathan Standage, Erika Goodwin, Scott Knutson and Elias Pratt deliver an infectiously charismatic, laid-back sound.


‘Sin In My Heart’ the new video/single from EMN (EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE) makes its world premiere today! Shot on location at The Slaughterhouse in Nashville, ‘Sin In My Heart’ was directed by Ben Dixon, filmed by James King, produced/edited by Gene Vaton Hadley for GVH Media.


Jax says: “Someone commented recently that I Don’t Care Anymore is a song about nihilistic optimism & I’d say they’re totally right. I’m saying “nothing matters, but isn’t it freeing?” It’s my way of fully accepting who I am & rejecting any standards that I’ve learned to carry. It’s incredible how freeing life is when you choose not to give a fuck, right? All I can do is live as myself, truly & fully & it’s been awesome.”

BRUIT: Cvlt Nation Streams Entire The Machine Is Burning And Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again LP

The Machine Is Burning And Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again features four sprawling and expansive movements which show BRUIT≤ investigating new realms of creative exploration and auditory emotion. Produced by La Tanière and Elusive Sound, the album was recorded in several studios across France – Le manoir de léon, La Tanière, and L’imprimerie – after which it was mixed by Clément Libes at La Tanière and mastered by Alexis Bardinet at Globe Audio Mastering and completed with artwork by BOBBY, Mehdi Thiriot, and Sebastien Blanchot.

Be Present With the Breathtaking Post-Rock of BRUIT ≤


Houston born Mexican-American bilingual singer-songwriter Alaina Castillo just delivered the music video to her latest single “indica” with a fitting premiere on High Times yesterday, followed by a launch at 4:20 PM PST for her fans worldwide. The cosmic visual shows Alaina in the alternate reality she alludes to in her lyrics. With a powerfully calming tone, she sings for a love that stimulates her like the indica strain. Last week, she performed “indica” on Grammy.com’s Press Play series and it debuted on 35 Spotify New Music Fridays and 70+ Apple New Music Dailies. Alaina was also announced as a performer for the Latin AMAs on Telemundo, her debut award show performance, on April 15, 2021.

Alaina Castillo: From Finding Her Voice To Writing Love Letters To Indica

LILHUDDY Releases Acoustic Version of Current Single “The Eulogy Of You And Me”

Today, singer, songwriter and new Immersive/Geffen signing LILHUDDY (aka Chase Hudson) releases the acoustic version of his current single “The Eulogy Of You and Me”. The stripped-down track is a softer take on the power punk anthem, beautifully showcasing Chase’s raw vocals accompanied by melodic piano and guitar. The video for “The Eulogy Of You and Me” (Acoustic) was filmed at the legendary Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles and the song is available now at all digital retail providers via Immersive/Geffen Records.

Unearthed John Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon Footage From 1968 Paired With New Ultimate Mix Of “Look At Me” For Thrilling New Video

“A couple of tracks, which one would suppose were written under therapy, like ‘Look At Me’, were written pre-Janov, about a year before therapy. But the theme was the same: ‘Look at me’, ‘Who am I?’, all that jazz. So that’s why I stuck it on that album. But actually it had come from beforehand.” – JOHN LENNON

LA’s Hannah Hausman rediscovers herself in “whole foods parking lot” – out now via Quadio Records

The singer-songwriter’s newest single is another honest documentation of the emotional rollercoaster that is young love and follows Hannah Hausman’s 2021 label debut “will i ever feel like this again?” which heralded praise from 1883 Magazine, MTV, Ones To Watch, PARADE, PopularTV, The Deli LA, among others. Originally crafted to process her emotions after an unexpected encounter with a toxic ex, “whole foods parking lot” was never intended to be released and left untouched as a question mark. Upon uploading a clip of the free-write on TikTok, the slew of comments from listeners who could relate to the unnerving experience inspired her to make it official and figure out the ending.

Yndi performs new song “Amazona” for COLORS, artist fka Dream Koala to release debut LP ‘Noir Brésil’ May 28

“I wrote this piece on an atabaque (Afro-Brazilian percussion) rhythm inspired by the myth of the amazons, warrior women, and the Douanier Rousseau’s painting ‘La Guerre,’” Yndi explains of the song, “The violence of the lyrics contrasts with the melancholic harmonies: the moon and fire.…It is a song in homage to the anger and strength that one needs as a woman in the contemporary world.”


Rising Jamaican singers Jaz Elise and Mortimer appear in a new visual for “After 3,” their sonic exchange exuding an unrelenting passion and yearning between two people. The single, produced by iotosh, is a testament to the limitless exploration of sound coming from the island right now. The soulful ballad is from Jaz Elise’s debut EP The Golden Hour, out now via In.Digg.Nation Collective/Six Course Music/RCA Records.


Directed by Ernest Desumbila, the video finds Major Lazer on a mission to defeat two giant titans with the help of Baby Yoda versions of Sia and Labrinth.

Peggy Seeger | new single + video out today

Peggy Seeger today releases a new single, ‘Gotta Get Home By Midnight’, the final track to emerge from what is ‘likely’ to be her final album of original material, ‘First Farewell’, due out on April 9, 2021 via Red Grape Music. Mellowing, however, is not Seeger’s style and she’s not going quietly. Her remarkable 24th solo album underscores her importance & continued relevance as a songwriter and performer, cementing her place as one of the most uncompromising and inspiring female artists of any genre and age. The album will arrive ahead of two live shows performed to socially distanced audiences at London’s Cecil Sharp House on May 27, 2021, with Peggy’s (likely) final UK tour, now rescheduled to March 2022. The lyric video for ‘Gotta Get Home By Midnight’ is available to stream now from here, alongside a live video blending archive images from across her near 70 year long career, out now here. The audio will be available from April 2 on all DSPs from here.

TrueMendous – ‘Misdiagnosis of Chyvonne Johnson’

Today TrueMendous releases her debut album ‘Misdiagnosis of Chyvonne Johnson’. Alongside the album she has also released her fifth single ‘Mood Rings’ with a music video that has dropped via High Focus Records YouTube channel.

Singer/Songwriting Sisters CAARDIA are “Over You” in New Single

The latest to land from the multi-talented powerhouse duo, sisters Celia and Annie Siriopoulos continue to draw on their personal stories and observations as inspiration for their distinct lyrical storytelling. There’s a telepathy shared within their natural chemistry; cascading harmonies bolstered by a sisterly bond result in a synchronicity of their songs as they explore themes of life, challenges, working through pain, and coming out on the other side.

IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Unveils Video for Title Track of New Concept Album ‘Psychosomatic’

“One thing we started noticing early on at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 was the overwhelming number of friends that were getting sick only to find out they tested negative and never had the virus. Us included! There were so many moments where we were so convinced that we had covid because we felt all the symptoms and totally freaked ourselves out even though we never left our house. Just to take a test and find out we didn’t have it and even feel the symptoms disappear after 24hrs. This was happening to so many people I know and we thought it would be a very interesting topic to write about,” explains Gabriel Guardian. “This is not to take away from the seriousness of the virus and the harm it has actually done to some of our other friends and family. It’s been a very rough year for all of us… But if there was something, we noticed that did affect the majority, it was the big amounts of fear and confusion that literally made us all feel sick just from living through the experience. Our silent pandemic is psychosomatic.”

New Orleans art-pop/electronic duo People Museum share “RUSH” video

People Museum is an art-pop, electronic band started by Jeremy Phipps and Claire Givens in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, LA in 2016. Inspired by afro-beat, hip-hop, choral, and marching band music, People Museum has formed a sound that could only come from the eclectic corners of Louisiana. Created with the intention of bringing nature to the future, People Museum combines the brass-filled past with the synthesizer heavy, progressive underground of New Orleans. Today they share their new video for “RUSH” with Audiofemme.

PREMIERE: People Museum Re-Introduce their Future New Orleans Sound with “Rush” Video


The track has already shot to 43 million streams and hit the global Shazam Discovery Top 50 chart and features on her new album ‘Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin”, which will be released on physical format on April 16th via BMG / Broken Row Records.

Jack DeNicola Premieres New Single “Trials”

Jack DeNicola is a name to be on the lookout for. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, the 20-year-old songwriter has aspirations of being a beloved icon and household name not just in music, but in all areas of entertainment. With roots in musical theater and acting, DeNicola hopes to offer different perspectives on music, with inspiration drawn from playwrights and storytellers.

Jack DeNicola’s New Single “Trials” Motivates You to Be Your Best [Premiere]

Soulful Pop Artist Hunter Moreau Releases Official Video For Buzz Single Hazy

Born and raised in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts (population 6,000) – a seaside town near Cape Cod – Moreau began taking voice lessons at eight years old. Though Mattapoisett is both small and distinctly quaint, she will tell you that her hometown has fueled her love for music in a myriad of ways.

Canada’s Dyatlove Embrace Evolution And Growth With New Single “The Chrysalis”

Dyatlove, from Vancouver, Canada have a fresh new single out to weave into ears everywhere. The quartet of Sam Caviglia (vocals/guitar), Rikki Jennings-Buford (guitar), Justin Lacey (bass) and Rob Sheldrick (drums) are joined by Scott Whalen (Imonolith/Ugly Men/Latenite Automatic) who picks up guest vocals and adds a crushing layer to “The Chrysalis”.

Track Premiere: Dyatlove – ‘The Chrysalis’

Dreamy, Fuzzy Indie Alt – Brother. “EZ”

Brother. is an indie alternative band based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Bringing together an eclectic sound of energetic bass lines, catchy soundscapes and heavy-laden harmonies, band members Chuck Emery, Nathan Standage, Erika Goodwin, Scott Knutson and Elias Pratt deliver an infectiously charismatic, laid-back sound.

JOSHUA RADIN Shares Boisterous Folk Pop Anthem “You’re My Home”

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Joshua Radin shares the upbeat, anthemic track “You’re My Home” from his upcoming full-length album The Ghost and the Wall, out July 23rd via Nettwerk. The song sees Radin fondly looking back on past love, daydreaming about second chances and what could be.

The Ladles “capture the true soul of the harmonic experience”

With the premiere of their third single “Thank You” today, the indie trio The Ladles demonstrate a core ethos of the band: balance and harmony among the three members of the group. Written by fiddler/vocalist Lucia Purpura-Pontoniere, “Thank You” follows the release of the “gorgeous” first single “Sunset Pink,” written by guitarist Katie Martucci, and the “entrancing” follow-up “Nobody Knew,” written by banjoist/singer Caroline Kuhn. Featured on their new album ‘Springville Sessions’ (out April 16th), the three songs offer a glimpse of each member’s unique voice and writing style, which – like the breathtaking harmonies that characterize the album – come together to form something greater than the sum of their parts, “lighting up space like a firefly in the night.” (American Songwriter).


Olisae | “One” | Music Service

Olisae is nothing if not consistent in his love for his Muse. His most personal song to date, One speaks to the spiritual awakening he experienced surrounding his relationship with her. Often describing their union as sacred, the listener can tell that his physical, mental, and emotional are in perfect harmony on this track. The single features a mix of languages as his way of telling her how deep his feelings go. “When the mind falls in Love, it’s temporary. But when the Soul falls in love, it’s eternal. She is my One.

Shadow Monster Delivers Intriguing Video for “Kill Me Sweetie”

Shadow Monster is an angsty and loud two-piece from Bushwick, Brooklyn. Gillian Visco’s gritty, dissonant and desperate guitar riffs meet with John Swanson’s epic and explosive drumming style to form a raw and moody version of grunge rock. Lyrically, Shadow Monster explores themes of loss, depression and isolation. If you’re into Elliott Smith, Weakened Friends, Helium, and Kills Birds, your ears are going to love Shadow Monster. Their new video “Kill Me Sweetie,” is the final release from their LP “Punching Bag,” which is an artful masterpiece from start to finish. Shadow Monsters sound is vibrant, captivating and bold as they bring a vision to the table that is truly their own. It’s hypnotic and smooth, yet raw, vibrant and dark. They bring the best of all worlds. The video perfectly encapsulates the essence of the duo, and goes above and beyond to impress your ears.

Kira Metcalf Shares “Hoax” Single Via Under the Radar, More Music Out Later This Year

“Hoax” is on a mission to unmask the snakes, gaslighters and power-abusers, strip them of their pedestals, and expose those who have for so long comfortably evaded accountability. A tongue-in-cheek alt rock anthem, Metcalf’s powerful vocals and witty lyrics propel the track forward with momentous energy, soaring above electric guitar riffs and a thunderous rhythm section. Unapologetic and gritty, what began as a rageful teenage breakup song has since morphed into a chorus of alarm bells, warning us not to buy in to the false narratives pushed by toxic individuals and repressive systems.

BrokeASF Releases Video For “Barely Walk” Today

BrokeASF is an 19-year-old rapper who has stayed down and true to himself, unapologetically making music with no regrets. At a young age, the newcomer understood the darker side of life. His dad did time in jail before coming home, and his mom tirelessly worked in a warehouse. She often played the likes of Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane around the house which is how Broke was introduced to rap.

Artist: The Revenue Man – Track: Tennessee Sunset

The first thing you notice on 25 Years Behind, is Brown’s voice, solid and reassuring with a tinge of heartbreak. Perhaps, this is why at times, he claims to sound like a beardless Cody Jinks, a country Jason Mraz, and his use of the timeless phrasing of the legendary John Anderson. The next thing you will hear is, as a writer, is that Glenn knows that songwriting is all about perspective. He gives it to you in black and white with no regret or shame from all angles. But mainly from the heart.