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OUT NOW: Indubious Releases New Album “The Bridge” on Easy Star Records

Indubious’ highly anticipated full-length album The Bridge is out now on Easy Star Records. The record finds a strong balance between Indubious’ unique production and sound coupled with an all-star lineup of guests including Sizzla, Capleton, Anthony B, Jah9, Mike Love, Zion I, Wookiefoot, and others.

OSYRON Shares Venomous Music Video “Viper Queen” From Upcoming Album “Kingsbane: Deluxe Edition”

After great reception from new fans for their 2020 record “Foundations”, Calgary, Canada’s Osyron will be reintroducing the past to the present with the re-release of their 2017 album “Kingsbane” in a Deluxe Edition on May 14th.


Putting numbers on the board and receiving acclaim from FLAUNT Magazine, UPROXX, and more, Charm La’Donna releases her debut EP, La’Donna today.

Deathsomnia (Isolation Records) Unleash ‘Self Sabotage’

Deathsomnia is a UK and Estonia based three-piece who bring forth a sound that emanates from dystopian industrial punk soundscapes enveloped in raw emotion, industrial climactic momentum and live energy. Their two-song debut EP, Self Sabotage, surfaces today on Isolation Records and features the eponymous track on side A and a cover of Swans’ “Celebrity Lifestyle” on side B. Now, the band has debuted a dark and dreamy music video for “Self Sabotage” in celebration of the EP’s release.

Exclusive Premiere: DEATHSOMNIA’s New Music Video for “Self Sabotage”

Sweet Oblivion Feat. Geoff Tate New Album “Relentless” Out Today!

Today, Sweet Oblivion Featuring Geoff Tate, have released their new album “Relentless.” “Relentless” is the hotly anticipated sophomore album from the new metal project Sweet Oblivion, which showcases former Queensrÿche vocalist Geoff Tate. Conceived, overseen, and A&R’ed by Serafino Perugino, President and A&R director of Frontiers Records, the project sees Tate returning to a musical style he is revered for


“I write too many songs about men who break my heart, so my mom deserves a song because she is the one there through it all,” Catie said. “This is my Mother’s Day present to her and all the other incredible moms out there.”

Elise Eriksen & Afrojack Release “Less ft. Shoffy” Remix

“This project is really special to me considering a DJ I have listened to all my life wanted to remix my song,” says Elise on the collaboration. “It feels completely surreal and I am beyond thankful!!”


Lights expanded on the genesis of LŪN, “The idea was that there was a sleek mystery to LŪN. I like when music sounds different from what the artist looks like, so she is very small and stealthy while the music is big and nasty. I like to think she is like a little fox, a creature which throughout history and across cultures represents shape shifting, cleverness, magic, and immense wisdom growing with age. Her logo is a fox face because I believe LŪN to be all of these things for me.”

Florida Melodic Post Hardcore Project NEVER ENOUGH Releases Debut Single

Florida-based melodic post-hardcore upstart Never Enough has shared their debut single, “Into The Blur.” The driving, hard-hitting track combines aggressive guitar riffs and electronic elements with pop-minded melodies and lush harmonies.

Official Statements from DMX’s Family & White Plains Hospital

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.” – Earl “DMX” Simmons’ Family

Phish’s Page McConnell’s ambient electronic solo album out today

Phish keyboardist Page McConnell releases his new ambient electronic solo album, MAYBE WE’RE THE VISITORS, digitally today via Keyed Records. MAYBE WE’RE THE VISITORS was written and recorded in Iceland and in Burlington, VT. The release was heralded earlier in the week with the album’s first song, “Radio Silence,” which David Fricke called in his album notes “an overture of slowly dawning arpeggios that dot the void like hopeful transmissions.”

Smash Into Pieces release spectacular video for ‘My Wildest Dream’

Scandinavian rockers Smash Into Pieces have released a brand new video for their recent single ‘My Wildest Dream’. The song was released last week as a double single alongside the superb lyric video for ‘Bangarang’. Both songs are taken from their upcoming sixth studio album, exploring and expanding the world they created on their fifth album ARCADIA both aurally and visually.


The captivating song is brought to life in its music video, which explores the feeling of falling for someone and realizing what they mean to you. Partially shot in Malibu, the visual further captures the track’s free and easy spirit – watch here.

Good Terms Release Music Video for “More Than I Deserve” | Debut LP Out Now

Los Angeles’ “friendly neighborhood emo band” Good Terms have released a music video for their song “More Than I Deserve.” Written in the secluded Blue Ridge Mountains where the band was at their most vulnerable, the track is the perfect intersection of an upbeat track and melancholic lyrics. Watch the video here:

Malacoda Releases “From The Depths” Music Video

Malacoda release “From The Depths” video via Metal Shock Finland.

“The behind the scenes video for this song was created to showcase the many drummers we used on these (and future) songs. Every one of them added that little ‘something’ that made every nuance of these songs unique in their own way.” – Wes MacDonald

Metal Shock Finland’s Exclusive Premiere for Europe: MALACODA – Official Music Video “From the Depths”


Boston-based Ghost of Paul Revere keyboardist and instrumental folk composer Ben Cosgrove has released “This Rush Of Beauty and This Sense Of Order,” the newest single from his forthcoming LP The Trouble With Wilderness, produced by indie-folk maestro Dan Cardinal (Josh Ritter, Darlingside, Lula Wiles, Session Americana, The Ballroom Thieves) and set for release on April 23rd. “This Rush Of Beauty and This Sense Of Order,” was inspired by a poem by author E.B. White of Charlotte’s Web fame about gardening and gardeners: “Not sun, not soil alone can bring to border / This rush of beauty and this sense of order.” The poem speaks to the ways in which people have attempted—with varying degrees of success—to apply some degree of spatiotemporal organization to the natural world.


EAST FOREST has just shared the title track of his forthcoming new album “Possible,” a stirring piano and string led ballad about the hopefulness of possibilities, and the strength of being able to rebuild when you are left bare and vulnerable. East Forest is an international leader in underground sound meditation, utilizing his skilled instrumental repertoire to create space for people to find themselves and transcend nature, technology, music, and the human experience. “Possible” is the latest chapter in his ever-evolving career, which includes over 25 albums, including 2019’s album length collaboration with spiritual pioneer Ram Dass, the five hour long psilocybin soundtrack Music For Mushrooms, and collaborations with Typhoon, Laraaji, Dead Prez, Trevor Hall, and more. The opening melody of “Possible” came to East Forest on a 102-year old Baldwin piano he found in a local music shop; the unexpected softness and warmth of the weathered piano inspired the song’s theme. The song was rounded out by string arrangements by Lorna Dune and members of the Boise Philharmonic 208 ensemble.

Marie Naffah releases debut EP ‘Golden State’

The EP is influenced by a life-changing trip Marie took across America’s West Coast and is inspired by the sights, sounds and feelings she encountered there.

It features the brand new track ‘Cold Water’, a luscious soulful love song and a spectacular example of Marie’s show-stopping vocals. The EP also features previously released and well-received singles including the brooding indie-pop anthem ‘Wasteland’, groove-laden ‘The Cage’ and the chill-hop jazz-influenced ‘California’.

Quinn Sullivan Marks A Creative Turning Point On ‘Wide Awake,’ New Album 6/4

Quinn Sullivan is opening a new chapter of his already impressive career with the release of ‘Wide Awake,’ his new full-length album, out June 4th via Mascot Label Group. Just 21-year-old, the singer, songwriter, and guitarist has already toured the world, collaborated with rock’s biggest legends, and developed genuinely jaw-dropping skills as a guitar player. But now, as captured in the video for “How Many Tears,” Sullivan’s more recent work has been with pen and paper, as he lets the abundant skills of his youth blossom and steer him into new directions of artistry and creativity.

Video Premiere: Quinn Sullivan “How Many Tears” from Forthcoming Album ‘Wide Awake’

LISTEN: GRiZ & Elohim Team Up on New Single “Bring Me Back”

Today, dance music mainstays GRiZ and Elohim have teamed up to release their highly-anticipated collaboration, “Bring Me Back,” out now on Elohim Music. Both multi-talented artists continue to shine as dynamic performers and genre defying studio musicians. “Bring Me Back” is an infectiously uplifting track that personifies contemporary house music through Elohim’s effortless melancholic vocals and GRiZ’s keyboard soaked production.

Olivia Lunny channels inner crazy ex in “Sad To See You Happy” music video (Infinity & / Universal Music Canada / Virgin Music)

After a breakout year in 2020, Canadian pop sensation Olivia Lunny is having a pivotal moment and is about to make a global impact. The twenty-two-year-old talent – who Billboard, Refinery29 and PAPER Magazine hailed as “one to watch” with her debut EP ‘To The Ones I Loved’ – recently inked a deal with Universal Music Canada for her label Infinity &, distributed globally through Virgin Music.

Norwegian Hard Rock Favorites BOKASSA Reveal New Single “So Long, Idiots!”

BOKASSA is one of Norway’s most exciting up-and-coming exports when it comes to hard-hitting, groovy and catchy rock music. With millions of streams on their last full-length album, Crimson Riders, as well as supporting tours with METALLICA, BOKASSA is ready to take on the next chapter of their already buzzing story!

Edmonton Hip-Hop Artist K-Riz Unveils New Video for “A Place Where Love Is”

The video stars K-Riz, Yolanda Sargeant and fellow Alberta rapper Lyrique, and serves as a hopeful antidote to the bleakness of the past year. Filmed from Calgary’s Sunnyside neighbourhood and the city’s iconic Peace Bridge, the black and white video is punctuated by meaningful symbols. “Imagine life where colour doesn’t matter/Imagine peace where murder doesn’t happen…Under God’s blue sky, we all bleed the same you and I,” K-Riz spits, illuminating the possibility of a better world.

Exclusive premiere: Watch the new video for K-Riz’s A Place Where Love Is featuring Yolanda Sargeant and Lyrique

New Album ‘The Art of Waiting’

My brand new album titled The Art of Waiting explores our relationship to the pain of the past, the anxiety of future, regrets and aspirations, and the indescribable beauty of life that often eludes me. An expose on the feelings of tiredness, weariness, and being stuck under the oppressive force of time.

Jennifer Saran Releases New Video “WAKE UP: Earth Day is Every Day”

The track is a rousing and uplifting anthem with hooks for days. Co-written and produced by Grammy-winning hitmaker and musician Narada Michael Walden, “WAKE UP: Earth Day is Every Day” sees Saran teamed with the iconic South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo as well as legendary Carlos Santana (whose searing guitar licks generate inspiring vibes). The music enriches the senses while the video speaks to how people can nourish their bodies and the planet.

Mr.Chicken “Never Could” New Single! Rostrum Records


A fitting introduction to George and his music, “The Storm” is a shimmering, cathartic epic, built around bright guitars and sky-chasing melodies. Starting gently then slowly building to a powerful crescendo, O’Hanlon’s vocals fizz with scuffed-up personal experience, yet when they need to, soar with a fresh personal passion.


Cody Frost’s debut single ‘Verbal Warnings’ made an immediate impact with its sonic boom of electro-pop and punk attitude. It earned Cody her first spin at Radio 1 courtesy of Mollie King, with further airplay coming from Jack Saunders, Gemma Bradley, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. Praise soon followed from a diverse array of high profile talents such as Enter Shikari, Tyler Oakley, Sonique, Young Guns and Shamir. Its storming start was capped with streaming highlights including a range of international New Music Friday and Breaking Pop playlists and the cover of the notorious Misfits 2.0 playlist on Spotify, plus tips from Popjustice and Wonderland.

Preston band DR!FTWOOD are back wit the release of new single “4:45”

The DR!FTWOOD boys are back, after the enforced hibernation period they have wiped the sleepy dust from their eyes and emerged blinking into the sunlight of 2021. The Preston based trio Hugh, Nathan and Marcus release their brand new single 4:45


Co-directed by Chivalry and ppcocaine, and keeping within the pink-hued world that is ppcocaine’s signature, the video features a girl squad hanging out at a sleepover. They decide to play an exclusive all women video game set amongst a futuristic cityscape. Stepping into the video game is an invite into the world of ppcocaine. Our young heroine is ready to “Level Up” and simultaneously reminds and warns her haters, “f**k with me and you might need some practice”. The video also features rapper NextYoungin, ppcocaine’s real life girlfriend and collaborator. Watch the video here.


In tandem with the new single, Olivia has shared the official video the single directed by Amber Park (Camila Cabello, Sabrina Carpenter). The video evokes the songs frantic and scary themes with a no-holds barred parody approach to the horror film formula. Featuring gag filled, scary movie scenes reminiscent of iconic cult classics like “Scream,” “Scary Movie,” “Paranormal Activity” and more. The video also features some of Olivia’s influential and notable friends including Anastasia Karanikolaou (aka @StassiBaby), Euphoria’s Zak Steiner, Quenlin Blackwell and more. View the video here.


“Eazzyy raps in rolling, rapid, and sometimes melodic cadence that other journalists have compared to Polo G and G Herbo. You can hear shades of both fellow Chicagoans in that respect, but Eazzyy raps with such polish and athleticism that similarities fade. You’re only focused on catching every bar.


Written by Rag’n’Bone Man, his album collaborator Ben Jackson-Cook, as well as Simon Aldred, Dan Priddy and Mark Crew, the song is about being uncomfortable in your surroundings. “When the lights go up/ I don’t think I told you… That I feel out of place,” he sings. “Pull me underground/ Don’t know if you notice/ Sometimes I close my eyes and dream of somewhere else.”

Balmorhea share new album The Wind today via Deutsche Grammophon

“I brought this little piano piece into the studio feeling like it was only about halfway complete and didn’t really intend to record it or include it on the album. In the end I think it has become one of my favorite moments on the album,” says composer and multi-instrumentalist Robert Lowe, one-half of the duo that also includes Michael A. Muller, on the standout track “Nos.” “Here we lay down again on a soft bed of piano. A quiet celeste and a reverberating parlor guitar sparkle and shimmer around the edges,” adds Muller. Today’s release follows singles “La Vagabonde,” “The Myth” and debut single “Rose in Abstract.”

Dawson Fuss Debuts Indie Pop Single “Hey You”

Emerging pop artist Dawson Fuss has released his debut single, “Hey You.” Dawson combines his signature honest and relatable lyrics with a catchy hook that will have listeners singing along while pulling on their heartstrings. This is the first single from Dawson’s forthcoming EP, Edge of Adolescence, set to drop later this year. “Hey You” is now available to stream and download.

Blackberry Smoke’s “Ain’t The Same” debuts today

Of the track, lead singer Charlie Starr shares, “I wrote this song with Keith Nelson after spending time with a friend who is a veteran and suffers from PTSD. It’s the story of a young soldier going from one battlefield overseas to another kind of battlefield at home, and basically being forced to deal with it alone.”


Silly Boy Blue is back with a remix package of her latest single “The Riddle” to be released on April 16th. The Riddle – The Remixes EP brings together international DJs and musicians who Ana (aka Silly Boy Blue) admires to rediscover the track, each artist bringing its own singular musical universe. Last week Yuksek’s remix was released and today, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (T.E.E.D.) shares his remake of “The Riddle”.

[New Video] Montener The Menace ft. Guilty Simpson, Micall Parknsun & El Da Sensei “The Struggle”

Hot on the heels of the highly rated single “High Noon” Certain Sound Records and Montener the Menace keep the pressure on by presenting “The Struggle” the 2nd single taken from his highly anticipated album “Anyone Home?”.

Bloodkin Premieres Exclusive Black Market Tango Full Album Stream with Glide Magazine Today

The 15 song double album “finds this band pulling no punches as they unleash one badass track after another” (Glide) and will be available on April 16 from Cosmo Sex School Records. It is Daniel Hutchens’ and Eric Carter’s first album of new material in over a decade.

Sook-Yin Lee & Adam Litovitz’ jooj two is out now on Mint Records! Watch their new video for “Wrecking Heart”

An iconic Canadian media figure, Sook-Yin Lee is an award-winning filmmaker, musician, actor, visual artist and broadcaster who has immersed herself in myriad creative collaborations. Many of them were made with her life partner and frequent co-creator Adam Litovitz, including their 2015 ethereal electroacoustic album jooj. Though Adam passed away in 2019, his work with Sook-Yin lives on with jooj two, an unapologetic dive into playful art-pop and a document of a lost language between lovers. The album will arrive on April 9 via Mint Records.

LISTEN: Nathan Dawe x Anne-Marie x MoStack Release ‘Way Too Long’

Rising star Nathan Dawe has announced the release of new single ‘Way Too Long’ with Anne-Marie & MoStack – a sparkling, infectious follow up to his latest UK Top 20 single, ‘No Time For Tears’, with Little Mix.

Pushing Daizies Are Back With Their Meaningful New Future Bass Track “On My Own”

Pushing Daizies are back at it again with a brand new future bass single titled “On My Own,” just weeks after releasing their last track “Our Love.” Staying true to their emotive and yet dark style, this mysterious duo weaves wistful lyrics with upbeat instrumentals for a thoughtful seventh production this year. Since their debut in early 2021, Pushing Daizies have revealed more about their identity through their music than anything else – an enigmatic pair of talented producers who are capable of melodic and yet hard-hitting tracks. “On My Own” plants yet another seed in the mystery that is this duo, and we can’t wait to hear what comes next.


Def Jam Recordings and the extended Def Jam family of artists, executives and employees are deeply and profoundly saddened by the loss of our brother Earl “DMX” Simmons. DMX was a brilliant artist and an inspiration to millions around the world. His message of triumph over struggle, his search for the light out of darkness, his pursuit of truth and grace brought us closer to our own humanity. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all those who loved him and were touched by him. DMX was nothing less than a giant. His legend will live on forever.

Space Kamp Release New Video

The east coasters, dreaming of warmer days, wrote the new song in the dead of winter. Featuring Space Kamp’s upbeat positive outlook both lyrically and sonically Space Kamp notes, “We wanted to release a song that gives everybody that summer feel a little early!” They continue, “We all tend to just feel better and stay on a higher vibration in the summer, being in the North East winter can get pretty grim. In some ways we are all Waiting for Summer.. We try to stay on that vibe all year round.” Set to be this season’s jam “Waiting for Summer” sweeps the listener away into summer bliss as Adoo sings, “Summer forever //Palm trees all day //sunrays no shade //Lemonade homemade //Highway unpaved //Renegades, eyes glazed…”

TYSON Soars Over London on Pink Dragon in “Tuesday” Video

Following the Annie Mac endorsed “Red Handed,” TYSON drops her latest single “Tuesday” today, along with a stunning new video. Poised to be a post-lockdown summer anthem, “Tuesday” is another celestial collaboration with producer and childhood pal Oscar Scheller, mixed by Kieran Hebden. TYSON’s signature vocals are paired with ethereal melodies, cascading over a woozy R&B beat.

Frame 42 announce new EP, share “Intervention”

Lapeer, Michigan, rock outfit Frame 42 unveil “Intervention” the latest single from their upcoming EP ‘Undercroft’. “Intervention”, thematically centers around an intervention and how it connects to someone who is overwhelmed while also reminding them to be grateful for what they have. It showcases Frame 42’s versatility by effectively translating their undeniable energy to a slower, yet powerful ballad. Rebel Noise premiered the song, lauding the group’s “passionately sung harmonies set amid the intense rock ‘n’ roll instrumentation.”

Dawson Fuss turns heartache into indie-pop banger with debut single “Hey You”

Dawson Fuss pairs passionate vocals with a raw vulnerability that’s rarely seen at his age. Written about the complicated feelings we all go through post-breakup, he brings a refreshing twist to the evergreen subject of love and loss, while he reflects on how the isolation caused by the pandemic played a part in this heartbreak.

Watch Bedroom’s new “Gulf” video via EARMILK

Noah Kittinger first started Bedroom at the age of 16. Within that year he released his first two projects, Toys and Vivid. By the next year, he was working on what would become his 2014 release, Grow. Shortly after, Kittinger put the Bedroom project on hiatus and began making music under his own name, releasing his Bloom EP to considerable acclaim in 2016.


Band Of Silver Release New Music Video For “Looking For A Friend”

“The lyrics to ‘Looking for a Friend’ are some of the most autobiographical I’ve written,” shares vocalist and lyricist, Avery Silvernagel, on the song. “I thought of the topic while going to clubs around Nashville trying to meet new people. It was pretty nerve wracking at first. I thought I would be the outsider with everyone having their social circles already established and all around more put together than I was. Instead I realized most of the people I met felt the same way I did.”

Band Of Silver Deliver Its ‘Most Autobiographical’ Song In The ‘80s-Powered Bop ‘Looking For A Friend’

WINDRUNNER Premiere Music Video For New Single ‘Cyan’

Vietnamese progressive metalcore act WINDRUNNER have just released their brand-new single ‘Cyan’, via Famined Records. The official music video is premiering through Dreambound on YouTube.

Singer-songwriter/producer Hayden Calnin shares new song “We Got Gods to Blame” 

Today, Australian electro-folk singer-songwriter and producer Hayden Calnin shares his hymn-infused indie folk single “We Got Gods to Blame.” The accompanying video was directed by Hayden and takes the viewer through back alleys and warehouse spaces filled with choreographed modern dancers empowered by the music.

Hazy Reverb-Dipped Indie Sam Valdez

“Palms Casino” is the latest single from Sam Valdez who recently signed with B3SCI Records. The track is off of her upcoming full length album entitled Take Care set for release May 7th worldwide.

The prolific songwriter has garnered acclaim from the likes of Consequence of Sound, Fader, Huffington Post, LADYGUNN, Paste, One’s to Watch among others. Thanks for your consideration,

BLACK ELEPHANT: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Yayoi Kusama” Tribute Video From Italian Psychedelic Fuzz Rock Outfit

BLACK ELEPHANT: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Yayoi Kusama” Tribute Video From Italian Psychedelic Fuzz Rock Outfit; Seven Swords Full-Length Out Now On Small Stone

Megan Freedman details new single “King of Hearts” in AntiMusic’s Singled Out series

Global Award-winning Canadian country singer/songwriter Megan Freedman announced the release of her latest single, “King Of Hearts, with a behind-the-scenes feature on AntiMusic’s Singled Out column.

“I wrote the lyrics in ‘King of Hearts’ in about thirty minutes,” Freeman tells AntiMusic. “It was born out of raw emotion and something that I’d like to call not-heartbreak. The subject of the lyrics, “The King,” did not break my heart, but I was pretty mad.”