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the new theWorst music video ‘yes regrets’ (VID BY SPARXSEA)

The official music video for ‘Yes Regrets’ by theWorst, the band that Alternative Press calls “…the glorious love child of Joan Jett and Kurt Cobain.” The song is the title track to the upcoming sophomore album by the band and is slated for release in the spring of 2021 on RascalZRecordZ. The track also features the legendary Dana Colley (Morphine, Vapors Of Morphine) on baritone saxophone and was produced and recorded by Will Holland (Pixies, Fall Out Boy, Dead Can Dance) at Chillhouse Studios in Charlestown, MA. ‘Yes Regrets’ is being released as a single on Black Friday 2020 (November 27). The music video was filmed and directed by multimedia artist Sparxsea. For more information on theWorst and “Yes Regrets,” please visit the links below.


Former Styx founding member Dennis DeYoung is back with the second volume of his fond farewell to recorded music, “26 East, Vol. 2.” As with the preceding volume, “26 East, Vol. 2” once again hints strongly at DeYoung’s rock roots with Styx. The production and musicianship are EPIC, and those timeless vocal arrangements get delivered in spades. A fitting goodbye and a final signature on an outstanding body of work which will stand the test of time.

Rock Band 7 POUNDS OF PRESSURE Release New Single “BIRDS OF PREY”

Rock band 7 Pounds of Pressure released their debut single titled “Birds of Prey” to all digital outlets. The single was mixed by Eric Rachel (Skid Row, Symphony X) and mastered by Alan Douches (Skid Row, Symphony X). The band will release their debut, full length album later this year. The music is a mix of metal, rock, classic rock, and a hint of progressive rock. The band’s influences are a combination of Judas Priest, Pantera, Metallica and Symphony X.

Sia Collaborates with NASA for “Floating Through Space” Video

Today multi-platinum artist Sia releases her “Floating Through Space feat. David Guetta” music video in collaboration with NASA to celebrate the upcoming Ingenuity test flight on Mars. The video highlights the NASA JPL’s Perseverance mission which successfully touched down on Mars on February 18th.

YATSU: North Texas Metalcore/Powerviolence Hybrid Releases The One With The Mosh Riffs Instrumental EP

Ever feel stuck in the same place, wanting nothing more than to break free from inhibiting surroundings? Canadian alt-grunge trio Sunlust are here to pull even the most sedentary listeners out of such funks with this, their zesty new single “Action Figure” — available now!


New single “Dizzy” finds the Stockholm band delivering a track definitive of its title. Recalling the hallucinogenic venturings of Spacemen 3 to Tame Impala to Pink Floyd, it’s a dose of highly medicated post-rock with trippy, transient side effects and woozy temporal shifts aplenty.

Songwriter, Artist & Producer David Bray Releases New Single, “Nothing Left” Featuring Lorraine Reid

Toronto artist, songwriter and producer David Bray adds another powerful R&B / Neo-Soul track to his repertoire with the release of this, his newest single, “Nothing Left” — available now.

Dallas Tamaira Shares Soulful New Single ‘Spider’

‘Spider’ follows on last year’s lockdown single ‘No Flowers’ which marked Dallas Tamaira’s return to his roots as a solo artist after Fat Freddy’s Drop, of which Dallas is the founder member and vocalist, had a two month UK/European tour ground to a halt during the first COVID lockdown in March 2020. The acclaimed Kiwi band was forced to cancel the 14 sold out arena shows and return home facing a largely uncertain future. Dallas turned the potentially negative experience of self-isolation into a positive and productive time.


CHUCKS, the heavy-hitting collab by the South African band Mi Casa and Berlin multi-platinum selling EDM duo YouNotUs was released two weeks ago around the world to an explosive reaction from fans.

Today, they drop the highly-anticipated video that was shot recently in Namibia during a weekend getaway between the two international groups. Hailing from Johannesburg, SA, Mi Casa have won the South African Music Awards for Group of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Dance Album, and recently signed to Astralwerks. They garnered over 17 million streams across their catalogue.

‘If I Leave’

The song I am sharing with you explores the feeling that something is missing despite being in a good situation. The lack of security can leave you constantly searching in life.

“If I Leave” came to me when thinking back on my first serious relationship. After it ended, I was not ready to deal with any unresolved feelings until I sat down to write this song.


Have you ever just put on an all-black outfit and stayed out as late as possible? That’s what the new single “Noir” from YELLE is giving us.

Stephen Fretwell Shares New Track “Embankment” || Announces New Album ‘Busy Guy’ Due Out 7/16 On Speedy Wunderground

Having last month marked his return with the track “Oval”, today Stephen Fretwell announces news of his long-awaited third album, Busy Guy, that will be released on July 16th, 2021 via Speedy Wunderground. Described by Fretwell as “a song cycle of sorts,” the album examines the seasons of a life, exploring fatherhood, grief and rebirth, with Fretwell’s trademark eloquence and wit.

Nick Waterhouse shares new video for “Medicine” (ft. The Sensational Barnes Brothers) | New album “Promenade Blue” out Friday via Innovative Leisure

LA-based troubadour Nick Waterhouse takes a spiritual look to the past on new album Promenade Blue due out this Friday on Innovative Leisure. Today, he debuts a sultry music video for album single “Medicine”, a retro vignette peeking into the seemingly mundane yet lush life of two lovers. The track features lower-than-low gospel chants and refrains by The Sensational Barnes Brothers, who lend both energy and emotional weight to Nick’s swaggering vocal stylings. Reverberating with energy, heart, and creativity, lead singles “Place Names”, “Very Blue”, “B. Santa Ana (1986)” sparked critical praise for Promenade Blue across NPR, Under The Radar, BrooklynVegan, KCRW Today’s Top Tune, Spin Magazine, Buzzbands.la, and Tour Stories with Joe Plummer.

Eccentric Alt-Indie Duo Drops Trance-Inducing Single “Pull My Strings”

Indie/alternative duo Dark Side Of Light has released their mesmeric new single “Pull My Strings.” Following the debut of the beautifully shot music video for their first original single, “Moist,” this follow-up single tackles heartbreak, fear of change and the isolation many of us have faced during this global disaster. The pair have created a hypnotic and compelling sound of their own as they challenge traditional songwriting norms. “Pull My Strings” is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.

Alt Bloom Releases “Tired” Official Video

Today, LA-based Alt-Pop artist Alt Bloom has released his new music video for his latest single “Tired,” his first single of 2021. (Watch HERE). With his deep connection to the planet and his affinity to shoot in epic outdoor settings, Ethan Thompson (aka Alt Bloom) found the perfect spot to shoot the visual for “Tired” – on a frozen lake near Mammoth in the eastern Sierras. Singing “We are living longer, but are we living at all?” Ethan pulls inspiration from the frustrating and overwhelming feeling of being ‘sick and tired’ over a relationship that went sour.

slenderbodies reveal stunning new track, “heartbeat” – out today!

slenderbodies first emerged in 2016 with ‘sotto voce,’ a mesmerizing, eight-track EP that took its name from an Italian phrase meaning to speak softly but with emphasis. Recorded remotely with guitarist Benji Cormack living in Santa Cruz and singer/guitarist Max Vehuni residing in Los Angeles (the two had met at college a few years earlier), the collection quickly caught fire on Spotify, where it racked up millions of streams without any label or radio support. The next year, the pair returned with a second EP, ‘fabulist,’ which launched their following into the stratosphere as lead single “anemone” garnered more than 50 million plays across platforms.


Being stuck in the metropolis of Toronto during this pandemic brought upon the darker emotions of my new single. Having the city lights in view while feeling like you’re helplessly floating farther away created this weird disconnect, one that I compared to drifting through space-time.

Maggie Rose shares “What Are We Fighting For” official music video

Nashville-based rock and soul singer-songwriter Maggie Rose is unveiling a trilogy of music videos to be released accompanying her forthcoming album Have A Seat, due out on August 20 via Starstruck Records. The first clip is for the gospel-charged single, “What Are We Fighting For” which was produced by Jared Rauso/Bolo Brothers and directed by Ford Fairchild.


“April 7th” is a love song, through and through, but it is deeper than just “puppy love”, lead singer John O’Callaghan explains, “This song is about the first time you see someone. I mean truly, see them with all their vulnerabilities, all their flaws, all their beauty. April 7th was the day she let down her walls and allowed me in to see the side that so few get to.”

DUSTY LOCANE Hosts a BK Fight Club in the “RUMBLE” Video

Cutting a blazing path through the Brooklyn rap scene with his brash demeanor, DUSTY LOCANE makes major waves with every release. Hosting a heavyweight bout in his home borough, DUSTY shares the video for “RUMBLE,” his latest single. With over 58.5 million streams across streaming platforms, the BlazinBeatz-produced “RUMBLE” is an excellent demonstration of the qualities that have DUSTY rising in NYC and beyond, as he uses his sonorous booming basso to craft aggressive and pugilistic witticisms: “I’m a demon on the loose/Benz, Beamer, or the coupe?” Directed by David Janoff, who directed DUSTY’s recent video for “INTRO 2 ME, PT. 1,” “RUMBLE”is an action-packed look into the world of DUSTY LOCANE, focusing its action on a boxing match between “The Brooklyn Suvy” and “The Polish Punisher,” while DUSTY spends his downtime with rip-roaring foreign cars and beautiful women.

Graham Sharp Shares Video For “Truer Picture Of Me”; Solo Debut Out May 7

Today, Graham Sharp, the singer/banjoist, chief songwriter, and founding member of the GRAMMY-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, shares the video for “Truer Picture of Me,” from his solo debut, Truer Picture. The album’s digital release is set for May 7, with CD and LP to follow July 9, on Yep Roc Records.

Directed and edited by Graham’s son, the video for the album’s second single, “Truer Picture of Me,” is out today. Of the track, Sharp says, “This is a love song. The more I sing it the more it hits me and makes me want to sing it again. It feels like sitting around a fire and being reminded of the spark that lit it and every log that burned down and still keeps us warm. It’s a rare, wonderful freedom to feel understood.”

Godlands Shares New Single “Out My Face”

She says of the track, “‘Out My Face’ was initially a hip hop beat, I wasn’t intending to make a party trap track at all to be honest. A lot of the times when I produce I never really have a fleshed out idea, I tend to go with the flow with my creativity and get inspired by songs I’m listening to at the time or even styles and techniques from producers I admire which then filters through into the song I’m creating.”