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Oh the Humanity! “Gainesville” Premiere

Oh the Humanity is gearing up to release their Self-Titled debut LP on Hellminded Records this April and have just dropped their second single. “Everyone in Gainesville (Looks like Someone I Know)” is a love song to the annual punk rock festival The Fest. Listen, if you’ve ever been to The Fest you probably have a ton of fuzzy feelings about seeing your favorite bands with your best friends. It’s very much a punk rock vacation and “Everyone in Gainesville (Looks like Someone I Know)” captures the spirit perfectly. You can stream the track exclusively at Punknews.org until it releases on all digital platforms on Friday, March 26th.

Bobby Oroza “I Got Love” Video Out Today

Bobby Oroza drops a video today for his new single “I Got Love”. His new 7″ single is out worldwide, New album coming Fall of 2021.


“Doris Terrace” presents a soul-baring reflection on disillusionment and renewal, its unfettered feeling channeled in moody guitar tones, ethereal textures, and Quinn XCII’s delicate falsetto.

“The idea behind that song is that, whether you’re going through good times or bad times, God or the universe will always be looking down on you in a loving way—and it’s your responsibility to keep that positive perspective,” Quinn XCII says.


Today, rising Brooklyn rapper King Staccz releases the video for viral track “Red Light” via Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. Shot in New York, the trippy, colorful visual mirrors the infectious, bouncy beat of the track.

glaive shares first new single + video “i wanna slam my head against the wall”

“i wanna slam my head against the wall” follows January’s “cloak n dagger” with ericdoa, glaive’s first new music of 2021; listen here. Vulture praised the track, calling it “buoyant, hooky, and endlessly listenable.” He shared his debut EP cypress grove last fall, with The Fader naming the single “astrid” one of the best song songs of 2020 and The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica including it among his top tracks of the year.

SMALL TOWN TITANS Release Official Music Video for “9 to 5”

York, PA Heavy Rock Band SMALL TOWN TITANS have released the official music video for their single, “9 to 5.” Filmed by Nesmith Films and directed by the band’s own Ben Guiles, “9 to 5” is off of the recently released The Ride LP, available NOW via AntiFragile Music.

“‘9 to 5’ is the ultimate salute to the hard worker and how they deserve to enjoy the fruits of their labors once in a while. We all deserve to take a load off, and that’s what this song is all about.” – Phil Freeman

Baby Boys’ “Mischief-Pop” Debut LP ‘Threesome’ Out Now (Grand Jury Music)

On Threesome, Baby Boys’ enduring “yes to everything” mantra yields a snapshot of anarchic studio improvisation distilled into just ten tracks. Recorded at BJ Burton’s Minneapolis studio after Burton left for Los Angeles, the entirety of Threesome came together in one week of 2pm to 6am studio sessions. Baby Boys is just the essence, then: a drama-free distillation of ideas. Luppen and Hinz handle nearly all of the programming, while Stocker is the main go-to for the analog instruments (guitars, banjos, and keys), and Hinz then sculpts it all together. They trade vocal duties off the cuff and in the moment; all of them sharing one microphone, typically whoever’s able to spit out a melody idea or vocal part the fastest gets control.

HUNNY Share New Single “Sports With Strangers”

“We were inspired by the isolation of the last year but rather than cement it in time by literally writing of the current situation, we transposed the feeling to past real situations in which we felt the same way,” says the band of the self-produced track. “Rather than write about the loneliness that comes from being physically separated we were reminded of the distance that comes from spending time in a crowd that couldn’t be further intellectually and emotionally from your perspective.”


Twenty-one year old Tanzanian-American singer, songwriter, and guitarist kezia (she/they) announces her debut EP today. Touching on themes such as navigating life as a biracial woman, living with mental instability and depression, exploring spirituality, and learning to love through giving love, claire is an incredibly exciting first look into the world of kezia. The Bay Area native’s sound is her own, colored by 90s R&B, shaded with American pop, filtered through her Gen Z sensibilities, and inspired by a wide array of influences from My Chemical Romance to Fela Kuti to Papa Wemba to Paramore. claire, out May 28th, will be the debut release from new London imprint NEVER SEVEN.

Pop innovator Lydia Ainsworth shares new single + video “Parade”

“Longing seems to be a major theme running through my songs on this album,” says Ainsworth. “Whether that is longing in love, longing to be free from oppression, or longing for the muse of inspiration to make an appearance. I have included some spells and charms in there as well that have proven effective, if any of my listeners want to use them for help with their own desires.”

photo credit: Zoe Koke


Houston-born, LA Based artist reggie shares a new single, “Ain’t Gon Stop Me” from his upcoming 2021 project. Produced by Monte Booker and Kenny Beats, “Ain’t Gon Stop Me” vulnerably recounts the obstacles and trauma reggie faced early in life and his wins from persevering through it all. The upbeat yet soulful production draws from his Houston roots and juxtaposes the heavy subject matter. “For me this song really is a testimony about my life- looking back on things I once got mixed up in and counting my blessings from the other side. Some people weren’t as fortunate as me to make it through. But this isn’t the clean cut version of it that you’d be safe to say in front of the whole church. This is just raw truth.”

Flume + Jonathan Zawada offer NFTs for trade via Zora

Flume and longtime collaborator Jonathan Zawada offer up eight NFTs today via Zora. With visuals by Zawada and scores from Flume, the works were originally exhibited in 2016 gallery shows in Sydney and Los Angeles and are available to acquire for the first time.

Art d’Ecco shares new single “I Am The Dance Floor” w/official video

Beneath a shimmering disco ball and atop a giant patchwork light up floor, “I Am The Dance Floor” beckons us all to be free and join d’Ecco where he is evidently most at home, on stage in the middle of the lights, camera and action.

“I was picturing this alt version of Saturday Night Fever where the lead is this aging loner obsessed with dance, who every weekend shows up at different clubs around town and just murders the dance floor, and then disappears out the back door,” says d’Ecco. “There is a person from my home town who sort of fits this description quite well. I think every scene has their own version of Random Dancing Dude.”

French superstar Aya Nakamura shares new live video for “Fly” from new album AYA

At only 25 years old, Aya Nakamura has already claimed her role as one of the most important figures in contemporary French music. Born Aya Danioko in Bamako, Mali in 1995, she later took the stage name Nakamura after the character Hiro Nakamura from NBC’s popular series Heroes. She developed her unique style of lyrics that blends the use of Parisian argot, Arabic and Bambara, the Malian language of her parents, as well as bringing a fresh take on Afrobeat, Pop, R&B and the Caribbean dance sounds of Zouk.

Symphonic Metal Quartet SIRENIA Release New Lyric Video for “This Curse Of Mine“

Symphonic metal foursome SIRENIA recently released its exquisite tenth studio album, Riddles, Ruins & Revelations, via Napalm Records. The 11-track offering draws the listener deep into a versatile symphonic metal vortex through combining heavy soundscapes with modern influences and showcases the multifaceted nature of the unit around mastermind, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and producer Morten Veland.

Philippe Cohen Solal of Gotan Project and Tunng’s Mike Lindsay unveil Outsider; shares official video for “Can A Boy Forget His Mother?”

Philippe Cohen Solal explains, “Can a boy forget his mother?” is without a doubt the most personal of Henry Darger’s texts. He directly addresses his own mother, who he lost at the age of four. This never-filled absence is at the heart of the immense work of this American outsider artist. The moving black and white video, created by Pascal Gary (aka phormazero) poetically sublimates the maternal figure – in what is essential in the eyes, sad or joyful, of a child”.

Chapel Hart’s Music Video For Latest Single “You Can Have Him Jolene” Premiered by CMT

Standout country music trio Chapel Hart brings light-hearted fun to a country classic with the release of the music video for their latest single titled, “You Can Have Him Jolene.” The single is an electric reply to country music superstar Dolly Parton’s 1973 hit, “Jolene.” Unlike in the initial tale, Chapel Hart decides that Jolene can keep the man for herself because they are all just fine without him! This single details dignity and sets the bar high for anyone looking to spark romance. Chapel Hart proves that heartbreak is temporary and emphasizes the importance of knowing your worth. The trio radiates nothing but positivity in “You Can Have Him Jolene,” available now to download and stream on all digital services.

NEWS: Evie Sands is back with ‘Get Out of Your Own Way’; new album due for U.S. release April 23 (Sands originated song “Angel of the Morning”)

Evie Sands sought inspiration as she got in gear for a long-awaited new album after a two-decade wait. “I was in a meditation, a thing I only do once in a while,” she says. “And these words came to me: ‘Forgive yourself. Get out of your own way. All will follow.'” Putting that into practice, she got home and within hours had the song that would become the title track — and philosophy — of her new release, Get Out of Your Own Way, due out April 23, 2021 on R-Spot Records.


Michaelson explains, “I wrote ‘To Begin Again’ the night that Biden won. There was so much joy in my neighborhood. Pots and pans being banged out of windows. Horns and whistles. Clapping. Singing! The collective sigh of relief resonated with me in such a way that I had to get it out musically. I sat at the piano and wrote most of the song right there in 15 minutes. Sarah Aarons helped me finish it, most notably writing the second verse, and when she sang it on the demo, I knew the song had to be a duet. I love ZAYN’s voice, especially when he goes high and sweet and sad. It was the perfect fit. The song is a song of hope and of release. Of beginning again…”

Lil Gotit is Hotter Than a Stir-Fry in His New Video for “Wok”

Forever finding innovative ways to warp his vocal delivery, Lil Gotit is on a rapid ascent to the top of the ATL scene. Preparing to take the next step, Gotit shares “Wok,” his first song of 2021. Sliding through seasick synths and speaker-knocking snares, Gotit flashes his colorful wordplay on the new track, sending a clear message that frauds can’t shine like him and opps can’t step to him: “Outside runnin’ hundreds for me it’s a race/Drip on the date, no I cannot be late,” spits Gotit. In the video, directed by Never Panic, Gotit and a homie hit a lick at a convenience store, before taking the spoils to a safehouse and torching the evidence. The video for “Wok” premieres on YouTube at 6pm ET.


In her early twenties her ever-growing interest in Jazz harmony and improvisation lead Judith to study Music in England. As part of her BA Jazz studies in London under Stuart Hall, Eddie Parker and Nikki Iles she started to engage intensively with modal harmony and Brazilian music.

Check out retro-futuristic wheeled dancers in the video for ‘Sugar Rush’

With a combination of deathly cool and dark humor, Japanese mannequin rap duo FEMM have found fans among teenagers and influencers around the world. This highly artistic duo have adopted cutting-edge dance, mixed-reality XR technology and 3D avatars to create groundbreaking videos with avant-garde beauty that have been highly acclaimed in the United States and Europe.

WONHO Shares Billie Eilish “i love you” Cover

Judy Whitmore Releases Music Video for “Moonlight In Vermont”

“When I was ten years old, my mother was driving me to my piano lesson. She turned on the radio, and that’s when I heard ‘Moonlight in Vermont’ for the very first time. I told her it was the most beautiful song I’d ever heard,” shares Whitmore. “I kept going on and on about it. Unexpectedly, she parked the car in front of some stores and told me to stay in the car. In a couple minutes, she was back. She handed me a slim paper bag. Inside was the sheet music for ‘Moonlight in Vermont.’ I was ecstatic! This song reminds me what a wonderful mother she was.”

Acclaimed French band La Femme debut “Le Sang De Mon Prochain” video

.wavrunner (pronounced ‘waverunner’) – Joyride – out now!

US pop act .wavrunner (pronounced waverunner) released their second single ‘Joyride’ on 10th March via Elevation Recording Group. The track has been produced by Manny Park (Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Travis Scott) and mixed by Grammy winner Joe Grasso (Old Town Road Remix – Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus). ‘Joyride’ is the follow up to their debut ‘uh huh, i like it’ that many dubbed “hilarious, frothy electro-disco” and which certainly raised a few eyebrows and set girls heart racing across the globe.

#ATLTop20 #Certified !!! Wolf Pack Global Music Presents: Hylan Starr – “Rounds”

Vancouver/Toronto’s AVRY Gets Mellow for New Swoon-Worthy Single “Back to You”

At 200,000+ Spotify spins across his three breakthrough singles, Canadian pop singer Avry gets mellow for this, his debut music video for “Back to You” — available now!

The ambient, three-minute pop track not only follows the release of the Vancouver-born, Toronto-based artist’s previously released singles “Close to Me” (2020) and “Running Dance” (2020).

Porter Robinson debuts “Musician” music video, new album Nurture out April 23

Nurture, Porter’s first full length in seven years, spans a highly challenging period in his life. Following his 2014 debut Worlds, Porter found himself creatively crippled, anxious about the high expectations his immediate success created and smothered by his own self-criticism. The more Porter struggled to write, the more his sense of self unraveled, leaving him in a state of despair, which was exacerbated by his brother’s diagnosis with a rare and aggressive cancer.