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Elizabeth Nistico is Revenge Wife: Releases Anti-Capitalist Bop “Manifest” Out Today

It takes a lot of skill to elegantly blend comedy and horror to reference a bad personal experience. However, with fearlessness and a heavy dose of camp and vulnerability, Revenge Wife makes it seem so graceful on her new single “Manifest”. Flood Magazine was on point when they said that Elizabeth Nistico “has the knack for making heartbreak seem as light as cotton candy,” and Billboard selected her debut single “Earthquake” as one of their ‘Top 10 Pop Songs to Get You Through Your week’.

Keeper E. grieves for the planet on new single, “Telling The Truth”…debut album out April 23

Born out of a season of floods throughout New Brunswick, the Halifax-based artist captures a feeling of being immobilized by the overwhelming weight of watching the world sink. “We’ll all be underwater someday,” she sings as a sampled speech from climate activist Greta Thunberg is inter-spliced amongst the bedroom pop loops, ethereal melodies, and dramatic arrangements

The Sarandons Unleash “Lately, I Believe” over

Hailing from Toronto, The Sarandons’ brand of rock & roll spans Americana, neo-psychedelia, and indie. The fully collaborative endeavour of Toronto music stalwarts Damian Coleman (vocals, bass), Edmund Cummings (vocals, keys), Craig Keeney (lead guitar), Phil Skot (drums) and Dave Suchon (vocals, guitar) tell stories that are familiar but just out of reach.

Brazilian Artist Libra Releases Single “Flakey Town”

Brazilian indie-pop artist, Libra, feels a little lost in his newest single, “Flakey Town (featuring Elyse Cizek).” Libra frontman, Zeh Monstro, uses spicy melodies to share how overwhelming and disorienting a major city like Los Angeles can feel. The upbeat single is now available on digital music platforms worldwide.

Southside Hoodlum Releases New Project ‘Lord Knows’ Today

San Antonio rapper, Southside Hoodlum, released his highly anticipated project Lord Knows today, via The Programm/EMPIRE. Lord Knows follows Hoodlum’s debut project, Orange Tape (June 2020), and its chopped-and-screwed follow-up, Purple Tape, paying homage to Houston, TX hip-hop legend DJ Screw. Lord Knows is available now.

The Lord Knows tracklist features production from Hoodlum’s trusted in-house collaborators and boasts previously released visuals “Gospel,” “No Ceilings,” “Million” and “Breathe,” all having amassed nearly 1M cumulative organic views to date.

Eadie Unveils New Bop “Slowly”

Eadie’s new single, “Slowly,” is a light-hearted bop that plays on the idea of someone you love being that craving, devil on your shoulder or bad habit. Inspired by her own addictive personality, the song is set after a long night of contemplating one’s choices, and the morning cravings have set in. You’re aware of the problem, and want to make different choices, but the temptation is too much to handle.

AZIOLA CRY: The Ironic Divide Full-Length From Chicago Instrumental Progressive Metal Trio Out Today Through Sensory Records And Streaming In Its Entirety

AZIOLA CRY has performed with Behold… The Arctopus, Don Caballero, Tiles, Far Corner, and many others, while appearing at progressive rock festivals including M.A.R.S. Fest. The band released their debut album, Ellipsis, in 2005, followed by Ghost Conversations in 2007, after which they went wholly dormant, until now.


Ryan Johnston’s vocals radiate with honesty and feeling to bring those words to life. Meanwhile, the music from his bandmates, Will Booth and Danny Hepworth, provides the space for the lyrics to hit home and the warmth to reiterate their power. The song builds skywards from plaintive acoustic guitar and uncluttered percussion to establish a richer sound that feels as if hope is finally beginning to emerge from despair.

Kellin Quinn joins Dacian Miron on 80’s-tinged emo single

Romanian-born and Florida-based frontman Dacian Miron has recruited Sleeping With Sirens vocalist Kellin Quinn for the release of his new single “Call It A Hustle, Sweetheart.” The electro-rock powered emo track will appear on Miron’s debut EP Slightly Mysterious, Somewhat Delirious (produced by Kevin Lankford).

Rich and vibrant R&B aesthetic from Grace May’s Debut EP

Following on from the enormous success of her previously shared debut single ‘Quiet’ in 2019, which saw support from the likes of Earmilk, Atwood Magazine, and Celeb Mix, Toronto-based singer and songwriter Grace May has now returned to announce the details of her debut EP ‘L.V.R.’, along with the collection’s lead offering ‘Angel’.

NY artist Nisa shares debut EP ‘Guilt Trip’ with Spill Magazine, new EP blends rock/pop; ‘Guilt Trip’ is out now

New-York based singer-songwriter Nisa was first inspired to begin writing songs after an old guitar teacher encouraged her to draw from the enchanting storytelling of fearless acts like PJ Harvey and the Cure in her own work. Born to Albanian immigrants in the Bronx and raised on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Nisa’s homegrown indie sound is the product of her coming-of-age in a transnational and curious household at the center of a diverse and accepting arts community. She began playing at open mic night at Sidewalk Cafe in high school, eventually joining a rock collective in college that performed regularly around Manhattan’s Lower East Side.


SUN CROW sign to Ripple Music; new single streaming!

Seattle-based up and coming stoner rock foursome SUN CROW just signed to Ripple Music for the worldwide release of their debut full-length ‘Quest for Oblivion’ on July 2nd, 2021. Plunge your ears in their tar-thick new single “Collapse” now exclusively via Doomed & Stoned!

Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist Karaboudjan (Tycho Touring Member) Announces Solo Project

Billy Kim’s adopted stage name, Karaboudjan, reminds him of the purity of his youth. And though his music is mature, it has a contagious youthfulness about it, making for the kind of songs that make you yearn for days gone by.

Such is the case for Karaboudjan’s new single, “Seems Like,” which officially drops on March 26.

PREMIERE | Tycho Instrumentalist Karaboudjan Releases First Single of Solo Project, “Seems Like”

Country Newcomer Tucker Wetmore Releases Debut Single “Kiss My A$$”

Country newcomer Tucker Wetmore debuts a new single titled “Kiss My A$$,” available now on all streaming platforms.

The debut track was produced by Chad Brown (George Strait, Reba, Montgomery Gentry) and Jesse Thompson.


Closely following the release of his highly-anticipated SLIME TIME EP after a year-long hiatus, renowned Canadian bass music artist SNAILS has released a beautiful yet terrifying official music video for “FROGKIND,” which is available today via SNAILS’ YouTube Channel.

Maitreya Shares American Gods Inspired Track “Summit” With New Music Video; New Album Out June 25th

Hailing from Oshawa, Canada, Maitreya will be unleashing their upcoming album “Hyper Reels” this coming June 2021. To date, they have shared two singles “Departed” and “Catalyst”.

Jude Gwynaire Releases New Single ‘Big Sky Ocean’

Jude Gwynaire’s “Big Sky Ocean” is very much an electronic sonic exercise. It features big swashes of synthesized keyboards over a percolating percussion track.

The track’s title conjures up images of flying through the endless blue sky over the seemingly endless ocean. The track’s melody is minimal. It’s almost as though the rhythm and melody are duking it out, with the rhythm clearly establishing sonic dominance.


CRITTER’s Quinn Barnitt and Jake Weinberg’s second-ever release “LEMME”, out today, is about finding love but still very much free. It doubles as a wake-up call for the warmer climes & freedom ahead.


Destined to take center stage as a performing artist, Owenn has attracted more than his share of attention contributing dance moves on stages worldwide with the music industry’s A-list. While still a teenager, he landed his first gig with Diddy Dirty-Money before going on to dance for everyone from Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys, to Megan Thee Stallion.

Sess 4-5 | “Dats Wassup” | Music Video


THE END MACHINE are back with their sophomore album, “Phase2,” which follows on the heels of their well-received and successful self-titled debut album released in 2019. The End Machine features former classic lineup Dokken members George Lynch and Jeff Pilson with the awesome singer Robert Mason (Warrant, Lynch Mob) on lead vocals. Classic Dokken drummer Mick Brown handled drums on the first album, but is now retired, so in his place behind the drum kit is none other than his brother Steve Brown. “Phase2” will be released on April 9, 2021.

Young Dolph & Key Glock Release Dum & Dummer 2 via Paper Route EMPIRE

Blessed with unparalleled gifts for crafting punchlines about their lives of luxury, nobody in the rap game flexes harder than Young Dolph and Key Glock. Compiling their opulent magnum opus, the Paper Route EMPIRE duo share Dum & Dummer 2, a new collaborative album. The sequel to 2019’s Dum & Dummer, which peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200, Dum and Dummer 2 finds Dolph & Glock operating at an even higher level of craftsmanship, charisma, and luxury. With artwork that references MTV’s most famous duo, Beavis & Butthead, Dum & Dummer 2 establishes the two rappers (and cousins) as two halves of the same brain, each seamlessly picking up threads and finishing lines that the other leaves off.

VORONOI Reveal Video For New Cosmic Horror-Inspired Single ‘Interstellar Something’

Experimental progressive metal jazz/classical trio VORONOI are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘Interstellar Something’, the second track to be taken from the forthcoming album The Last Three Seconds.

A complex foray into the realms of progressive metal and jazz experimentation, the album is set for release on 7th May 2021 via Small Pond and Art As Catharsis.


To celebrate the arrival of the project, he also shares the music video for the cinematic new single “STORY.” Co-produced and co-directed by NF and Patrick Tohill, the visual quite literally brings the song’s unbelievable drama to life without sparing its intensity. As his lyrics detail a particularly painful memory culminating in catastrophe, the metronomic keys give the beat raw tension as it underscores a harrowing armed robbery.

Soulful Songstress Skyler Reed Releases New EP

In preparation of the project release, Skyler posted a teaser of the upcoming video on Instagram. Her fans are patiently waiting for the full drop while Skyler explains, “I found my sound while working on this project. I was more involved in the production of the music, and I learned so much from collaborating with talented musicians. This music is something I am really proud of, and I dug deeper than I ever have to create something I hope inspires the world.”

New Release: Benny Morrell Lets Loose in a Racy Music Video for New Track ‘Bad Taste’

Fresh off the drop of his debut music video for ‘Sidepiece’, Melbourne artist Benny Morrell wastes no time letting loose in another fun watch for ‘Bad Taste’, a hip hop track about doing whatever the hell you want.

Manchester Orchestra release new single/video ‘Keel Timing’

Taut and dynamic, ‘Keel Timing’ is the second single from Manchester Orchestra’s new album The Million Masks of God. Out today and underscored by a bedrock mix of organic and electronic beats, the song simmers to a roaring, high-octane conclusion before seamlessly shifting into the sweeping first single, Bed Head’, on the album’s sequence.

Public Library Commute Announces His long Awaited Debut EP “1000 Summers” Via ONErpm

‘‘1000 Summers was inspired by summers spent in my hometown, Mountain Lakes, NJ. I wrote from experience – “25mph” is kind of a funny story, detailing my frustration with 25mph main roads in my town. Nostalgia is a big thing for me. When building the world of the EP, I looked to 1970s architecture magazines, David Hockney’s romantic Californian imagery, film photography. The EP artwork is directly inspired by Hockney’s “Portrait of an Artist (Pool With Two Figures) from 1972. I finished writing this EP right before I moved to Los Angeles in September of 2020. It sort of exists as an ode to NJ in that sense. The last piece of music I wrote at home.”


Today, hitmaking artist and producer collective, Internet Money, releases their latest single “JETSKI” with Lil Mosey and Lil Tecca. Available now via Internet Money Records/10K Projects, “JETSKI” is the Taz Taylor-founded collective’s first single of 2021 and follows up the success of their Billboard #6 single “Lemonade,” featuring Don Toliver, Gunna and NAV, and their star-studded debut album B4 The Storm. With “JETSKI,” Taz Taylor teams back up with Lil Tecca after cutting the rapper’s smash hit “Ransom” together in 2019. Check out the accompanying Omar Jones directed video tomorrow at its 11 AM PST premiere.

KING FLAMMA drops new visuals for “By Any Means Necessary”

Previously know as The KC Gift; King Flamma changed his name as he matured and developed into the man and artist he has become today. Flamma is the name of his family heritage which dates back to his rich history family origins of Africa, where his grandfather was King of the Flamma tribe. Therefore, he took on the name King Flamma. He now resides in Kansas City, MO. King Flamma adds to the list of notable successful artist from Missouri like Tech N9ne, Nelly, Eminem, Akon, Murphy Lee, and Chingy. His plans is to make music that gets his audience to think on how to take street wisdom and use it to make positive changes in their life in order to be there for their families and create a positive family legacy.


After firmly establishing himself as one of the biggest breakout stars of the year, 24kGoldn releases his debut album El Dorado today, which includes his record breaking and chart-topping hit song “Mood”. Listen HERE. El Dorado features verses from the likes of fellow rap superstars Future, Dababy, Swae Lee, and Iann Dior. Recorded over the past year with frequent collaborators KbeaZy, Omer Fedi, and Blake Slatkin, the album includes a seamless blend of Rap, Pop, Rock and everything in between as 24kGoldn sets out to make music that is reflective of today’s gen Z and millennials.


“Settle” creates a mellow summer jam in what starts off as a guitar jazz melody, and transitions into a mid tempo R&B jam that goes perfect with this time of the year, lyrics and concept of the song. Kosine, and Leon highlight the troubling thoughts of settling down when being single and selective in the prime of your life with a world of options truly makes this song stand out from the rest.

Out today: ‘GOODNIGHT, LOVER’ by Americana singer-songwriter, SWEETLOVE

In late 2017, Sweetlove was beginning to work on new material when she was faced with three devastating losses – her oldest friend, Matt, her long-time love, David, and her cousin, Teddy, all passed away within one year of each other. She funneled her grief into collaborations with writers such as Jay Stolar (Selena Gomez, Trevor Daniel, Aloe Blacc, G-Eazy, Demi Lovato), Evangelina, Zach Berkman/The Heart Of (Ron Pope), Garen Gueyikian, and Adam Tressler, resulting in a collection of songs about “grappling with loss, coming to terms with it, missing someone, wishing you had known you weren’t going to have more time, and how to find joy again.”


Blessed with a natural charisma, LBS Kee’vin is winning fans in Pensacola and beyond with his drawly delivery and polished bars. Contemplating the tribulations of his impeding success, Kee’vin shares “Run Wit It”, his hard-hitting eerie new song. Produced by Ten23 & Skress, who provide hypnotic synthesizers and speaker-knocking percussion, “Run Wit It” is packed with Kee’vin’s hard-earned wisdom, coupled with his years on the grind. In the video, directed by Herve Mompoint, follows Kee’vin as he hits the freshest bars you’ve ever heard filled with intense solo shots and eye-popping visual effects.

Love Harder, HUGEL and Tobtok Join Forces For ‘My Bed’ Featuring RBVLN

Ultra Music brings together some serious talent as Love Harder, HUGEL, and Tobtok join forces for ‘My Bed’ featuring the vocal talents of RBVLN. Love Harder is the dance music alter-ego of award-winning producer Will Simms and he drops ‘My Bed’ while his recent collab with RØRY ‘The Love Songs’ is still blowing up, including Radio 1 support. HUGEL is one of the biggest dance artists in Europe with multiple gold and platinum selling releases. He is heading towards a billion streams of his music with no signs of slowing down. Tobtok is one of the hottest names out there right now with his track ‘New Levels’ all over radio and shaping up to be a crossover smash. Bring these artists together, along with an unforgettable vocal from RBVLN, and you have a quality production full of stylish hooks destined to be a huge tune as we head towards summer.