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TERRA ODIUM – Feat. TESTAMENT Bassist STEVE DI GIORGIO – Announce Debut Album “Ne Plus Ultra”, Out On June 11th

Progressive metallers TERRA ODIUM have announced the release of their debut album, “Ne Plus Ultra”, coming out on June 11, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl. Today, the band has released their new single and video, ‘The Clouded Morning’ as well. Buy or Stream: https://orcd.co/terraodium


Queen Naija says, “I had so much fun recording this song with Ari! We started recording it a while back and I’m excited we were able to come together and get it finished. I know a lot of women who have actually realized they’re dating the same guy. We thought ‘Set Him Up’ would provide a fun take on this crazy kind of situation!

Blu DeTiger Shares Flight Facilities Remix of “Vintage”

Hugo and Jimmy from Flight Facilities explain why they jumped at the opportunity to add their own flavour to the track, “We’ve been busy in the studio, so we haven’t been remixing as often as we’d like to. When we heard Vintage, we had to try something. It reminded us a lot of the indie records we heard when we first started going out. We didn’t want to stray too much from the original song’s vibe, so we sprinkled just a little Flight Facilities on it.”

“Misty Morning” out now

I wrote “Misty Morning” about the first time that I knew real love. This song brings the hard realities and stories we often tell ourselves right to the fore.

With this track, I sought to explore the different motions of learning to love openly and be loved in return, despite my flaws and failures.


After working alongside some of the most renowned labels in the industry like Armada Music, Kontor Records or Cr2 Records, Lahox is back with his latest release living up to the classic House track by Modjo “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” on this Slap House cover.

“All started a year ago as a challenge between my girlfriend and me. It’s a track that I always loved to play in clubs and also is her favorite dance song. So what else can be done better during quarantine?” Says Lahox laughing.

Introducing: Emily C. Browning releases debut solo single “I Wasn’t Into You Anyway”

Christchurch, New Zealand based musician Emily C. Browning today releases her new single “I Wasn’t Into You Anyway”.

Combining the lyrical wit and songwriting nous of the likes of Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen with the soaring sonic range of Maggie Rogers, “I Wasn’t Into You Anyway” stands as Browning’s first solo release and first solo-production credit, following previous collaborative projects with US producer Ariza, and songwriting collective Her Songs.

New Madrid Share “Are You The Wind” From Self-Titled New Album Due Out April 30 via Lemonade Records

Athens, GA four-piece New Madrid is set to return with a self-titled new album on April 30, 2021 via Lemonade Records. Produced by Drew Vandenberg (Bambara, Faye Webster), the forthcoming 10-song set finds New Madrid revisiting the southern indie rock sounds of their 2012 Yardboat debut while exploring new elements of dreamy psychedelia, jangly pop, and energetic post-punk. “It feels like a cool re-set,” says bassist Ben Hackett. “This is the closest to what the band has always sounded like in our heads.”


The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, are honored to announce the July 30th release of the enigmatic 2010 Prince album Welcome 2 America – a powerful creative statement that documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. 60 Minutes correspondent Jon Wertheim got a preview of the album as well as the story behind it for a report airing this Sunday on CBS.

Moon Boots launches ‘Bimini Road (Live)’ – Listen Now

A career-affirming moment in Pete Dougherty’s decade-long journey as Moon Boots, his acclaimed second LP ‘Bimini Road’ showcased the Brooklyn-based artist at his best. A display of his signature soulful take on house music, the 2019 album earned worldwide recognition from industry tastemakers including DJ Mag and Mixmag. The album has accumulated over 25 million streams to date, has been praised by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, Danny Howard and Annie Nightingale, and was listed in KCRW’s ‘Top 10 Albums of 2019’.

Graduation Speech (mem. Aspiga) “Everything I Need” Premiere

Kevin Day of Aspiga has been releasing material under the moniker of Graduation Speech since 2017. The project has served as an avenue to explore music outside of the punk realm with friends helping along the way. While the debut EP, Quiet & Calm, was a solo effort; the 2019 EP, Maintenance Required, was built on sparse percussion, lingering piano parts, and more instrumentation.

Ya Tseen shares new single “Synthetic Gods” featuring Shabazz Palaces and Stas THEE Boss

On April 30th, 2021, Sub Pop will release Indian Yard, the debut record from Sitka, Alaska project Ya Tseen. Indian Yard is an intense illumination of feeling and interconnectedness. Following the group’s debut offerings, “Close the Distance”, and “Knives” (feat. John Baldwin Gourley of Portugal. The Man), comes their latest single “Synthetic Gods.” Hinging on verses from Shabazz Palaces and Stas THEE Boss, “Synthetic Gods” is sonically seductive, a tense reflection on crisis that summons the pressure needed to ensure Indigenous sovereignty and power to the people.

Anthonie Tonnon mixes art & advocacy on ‘Leave Leave Love Out of This’, out 7/16 via Misra; Surreal “Entertainment” video out now

The world is full of singer-songwriters, but few of them forge the kind of paths that Anthonie Tonnon has. His work has developed into a unique blend of music, art and advocacy, and shows that are creative works in themselves.

Tonnon has supported acts like Beirut, Nadia Reid, The Chills and The Veils, while producing albums with bandmate and collaborator, Jonathan Pearce (The Beths). Over that time, he has used live performance to experiment with new technology and approaches, leading to the immersive shows that have seen him touring planetariums, or taking audiences to distant venues on unloved public railways.


Directed and filmed by frequent collaborators Forest Of Black (Liam Gallager, Foals, Biffy Clyro), the video was shot on a rooftop in Glasgow as the sun closes in on the city’s backdrop and takes the band under the cover of darkness.

“‘Glasgow’ is such an important track for us. It is a love letter to one of the greatest cities in the world.” shared frontman Jack Cochrane. “For the video we set up our instruments on the top of a building in the city center and performed to the Glasgow skyline whilst our lyrics ‘I’ll always love the way that you say Glasgow’ were being projected onto one of the most iconic buildings in the city.”

‘Nothing Ever Hurt Like You’

I’ve had a lot of loss in my life. A lot of moments spent at rock bottom. Through that, though, have come lessons & a deeper understanding of myself. This song is a vulnerable and brutally honest look at these dark times where I was heartbroken & grieving.

Heavy Rock Favorites SUMO CYCO Drop Addictive New Anthem “Vertigo”

Canadian alt-metal/heavy rock crossover stars SUMO CYCO will drop their unstoppable upcoming full-length album, Initiation, on May 7, 2021 via Napalm Records! The band has proven undeniably potent with the breakout success of their two recent singles, “No Surrender” and “Bystander”, with the latter garnering over 100,000 YouTube views in just four days and impacting at #10 on SiriusXM Liquid Metal’s “Devil’s Dozen”.

NYC collective MICHELLE unveil bilingual remix of “FYO” feat. CHAI

NYC collective MICHELLE have teamed up with all-female Japanese group CHAI for a brand-new take on the New York natives’ latest single – releasing “FYO feat. CHAI” today via Canvasback Music.

Ya Surreal – Penthouse

Ya Surreal drops off his new single, “Penthouse.” The record was produced and written by Ya Surreal himself.

SHININGSTAR: Russian symphonic metal band signs to Time To Kill Records

SHININGSTAR is a symphonic metal band from Saint Petersburg, Russia, formed in 2020 by musicians of Hellbomb, Katalepsy, Infiltration, Ethir Anduin, Troll Bens Fir and Svartby.

Influenced by Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Epica and Fleshgod Apocalypse, the band continues the tradition and staple of the symphonic metal sound, encompassing all that is melancholic and brooding and combining it with unique orchestral and melodic arrangements.

US hip-hop and rap artist Sailec

After the release of his debut track ‘Howdy’ generated more than a million streams upon its arrival in 2019, US rapper Sailec has been going from strength to strength ever since, and now returns with a dark emotive release ‘Hold On’.

Morgan Wade Debuts “Wilder Days” Music Video

On the heels of her critically acclaimed debut Reckless (released March 19 via Thirty Tigers/Ladylike Records), Morgan Wade continues to reveal her innate propensity for storytelling with today’s release of the official music video for lead single “Wilder Days.” The tattooed songstress leans into the role of her buttoned-up alter ego as she roams the city of Nashville with fellow artist Josh Jakub, sitting uncomfortably through a we’ve-all-been-there date at local cocktail bar Rosemary while envisioning the contrasting evening of pool and dancing at famed Santa’s Pub that could have been their reality had the characters met years earlier.