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ISLAND share new video for “Everyone’s The Same” | New single out now on Frenchkiss Records

Today, London’s ISLAND have shared a new video for their recent single “Everyone’s The Same.”

The surreal and cyclical new video (dir. by Joel Barney) sees frontman Rollo Doherty leaving his dressing room to join the rest of the band on-stage, before the scene resets and Doherty re-emerges from the dressing room again with him and the band dressed in different guises, changing between various styles and eras throughout the song.


“The standout track ‘Kittens Touch the Sky’ is a song that exemplifies the hallucinogenic infectiousness of Results of Adults’ music. Bringing to mind an eclectic mix of influences ranging from ‘60s psychedelia and pop, early ’90s Flaming Lips, Ween, and even disco, the song features a funky groove, spacey synths, and quirky vocals. Between the various electronic effects and upbeat lyrics, it revels in a blissed out strangeness as the music washes over you like the onset of an especially vibrant acid trip.” – Neil Ferguson, GLIDE MAGAZINE


South African band Mi Casa kick straight back after the huge success of their smash hit Mamela with their first international collab since signing with Astralwerks.

The band has teamed up with Berlin-based production duo YouNotUs to bring us the fifth official single from the ‘We Made It’ album, the long-awaited tribute to living well – Chucks.

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.

MEGADETH Bassist and SONS OF APOLLO Vocalist Release A New Version of the RIOT Classic “SWORDS & TEQUILA” Featuring SWORD (CANADA) Singer RICK HUGHES.

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Sons of Apollo vocalist Jeff Scott Soto have been collaborating on some new material recently under the moniker ELLEFSON-SOTO. The Ellefson-Soto version of the Riot classic “Swords & Tequila” released via Ellefson’s Combat Records on www.ellefsonmusic.bandcamp.com and across all digital streaming outlets.The song was originally featured on the 1981 Riot LP Fire Down Under (Elektra). The play through video can be seen here:

Houston, Texas Rock Band HINDSIGHT Release New High Energy Track Titled “Rhythm of Fate”

As a follow-up to their 2020 single “Where We Found Hope,” the Houston TX based rock band Hindsight have now released a new high energy singled titled “Rhythm of Fate” that is now available on all streaming platforms. Much like their earlier single release, this song also features a nod to some of the industrial and electronic music acts of the 90s and early 00s (NIN, Stabbing Westward, Gravity Kills, The Hunger) while still maintaining its guitar and bass driven roots. This track will also appear of their upcoming 2021 EP release titled Catalyst. This song will be the first of several tracks that the band will be releasing in the coming months as the band gears up for their summer and fall concert schedule.

It’s a Series of ‘Songs from Isolation’ for Canadian Singer/Songwriter Howard Lee Naylor

A few months following the release of his sophomore solo album, Canadian classic rocker Howard Lee Naylor has released his premiere music video, for this, his latest single: the romantic, upbeat and undeniably charming love ballad, “Sweet Jeanine” — available now!

New Artist Cook MGM Releases New Single, “Baquetties” feat Lil Baby

The hottest song emerging from the south where hip hop found its second home. The song Baquetties is a smooth street vibe song with an elegant jazz sound supported by that hiphop melodic feel. The artist cook starts the song off with deep tunnel voice and cachy word play the song features the hottest rapper in the game Lil Baby.

POSTDATA Shares Animated Video For “Inside Out”, ‘Twin Flames’ LP OUT Now Via Paper Bag Records

A breathtaking and introspective new album, brimming with deep wonderings and intricately excavated soundscapes, Twin Flames – which comes co-produced by Bristol-based Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius, Portishead) – borrows its namesake from the centerpiece song on the album. Twin Flames is about a storm, but perhaps more importantly, it’s also about a fire burning through it. Paul says that being in a storm can be a freeing and powerful experience. “You’re navigating this place…you can’t really see super far in front of you,” he says. “I kinda like that place.”


Keeton Coffman is readying his new album, Hard Times, a 10-track feat of triumphant, ragtop-down rock-and-roll. It will be released on June 18, 2021. Anchored in Coffman’s natural storytelling and earthy voice, Hard Times is both a reintroduction and a return for an artist who’s pushed through starts and stops, but who’s never been anything but exactly who he is. “I’ve never needed someone’s permission to write,” Coffman says. “I’ve always just thought it’s what I should do.”

SONG PREMIERE: Keeton Coffman Displays Power Pop Chops On Courageous “Wounded Heart”

Watch Marinero’s official video for “Through the Fog”

On May 21st, Hardly Art will release Hella Love, the label debut from Marinero (aka Jess Sylvester), and an album about closing a chapter, with care and presence. It is a love letter to the Bay Area, where he grew up before relocating to Los Angeles. Directed by Holden Boyles, “Through the Fog,” finds Sylvester floating through San Francisco, repeatedly visited by a mysterious foggy dancer, and a writer who’s documenting his every movement.

DORDEDUH release lyric video ‘Descânt’

DORDEDUH have released a beautiful lyric video for the track ‘Descânt’ (“Disenchantment”) as the second single taken from their sensational forthcoming album “Har” (“Gifted”), which has been scheduled for release on May 14, 2021.

ICYMI: Ronnie Watts and Zach Oliver Deliver In Soothing Heartbreak Ballad “You Said”

Ronnie Watts has returned, bringing new life and a new friend into her single, “You Said” with British singer-songwriter Zach Oliver. Originally taken from her debut EP, I DON’T TRUST U AT ALL, released last year, the new “You Said” shows a different side and new meanings to the tragic indie-pop ballad.

After traveling hours to meet up with a lover, she arrived at the train station only to realize he wasn’t there, wasn’t coming and had left her to be with another girl. “You Said” was the catalyst and offers a raw insight into modern-day teen heartbreak. With Zach Oliver’s addition his gentle vocals compliment the single, offering answers to what wrong went wrong.

Skope | St. Lenox new album + track (Don Giovanni)

Today, Korean-American artist Andrew Choi has announced his fourth album as St. Lenox. Titled Ten Songs of Worship and Praise for Our Tumultuous Times, the collection is a progressive, queer, spiritual record tracking the great American religious drift of the 21st century. Due out June 11 on Don Giovanni / Anyway Records, the album announcement comes alongside lead Easter-timed single “Deliverance”.

Mark Mallman shares new video for “For Love I Will Let Love Go;” new album ‘Happiness’ out 4/9

Mallman says of the song and video:
“This is the final track from the sadness side of the Happiness album when true love finds someone new. Love is an agreement. Honor the agreement, even if it costs tears.”

Happiness is a companion to Mallman’s uplifting memoir, The Happiness Playlist: The True Story of Healing My Heart With Feel-Good Music. The book follows Mallman’s listening to nothing but a playlist of 50 feel-good songs for an entire Minnesota winter. His goal was to process the crushing grief and anxiety following the suicide of his mother. This is the true story of a man beset by grief, healed by music, and learning to laugh through it all. The book, published in 2019, includes a foreword by Chuck Klosterman. While the subject is sad and dark, the book itself is told with humor and joy.

Will Stratton Shares New Track “When I’ve Been Born (I’ll Love You)” || New Album ‘The Changing Wilderness’ Due Out 5/7 On Bella Union

Stratton comments: “Unlike in some of my songs, I try to say exactly what I mean in this one, and not to leave it too open for interpretation or ambiguity through imagery. It’s a song about what it can feel like to care for someone when the world is atomized and full of confusion and fear. I try not to give in to the impulse to pretend like this is a radical act. On the contrary, I think it’s one of the most basic things about being human.”

Watch jess joy’s video for “permanent heaven” off debut solo LP PATREEARCHY, out April 16th on Joyful Noise

jess says about the video:
“The song “permanent heaven” is about the very human desire to go home (to feel happy and whole) and the grasping to make those feelings last forever when they do come. Living in Los Angeles, I often see that grasping happening around fame and the hoarding of wealth – the celebrities that dominate the industry live in the hills, and everyone else lives in the metaphorical valleys. When I began working on the music video, I was processing power dynamics in relationships and my own experience of participating in and eventually resisting patriarchal, heteronormative gender roles that place the value of a man’s opinions and work above a woman’s. I wanted to portray the journey from a honeymoon period in a relationship to the power struggle I’ve fought when I began thinking for myself. My friend Davis who I met in a corporeal mime class assisted me in developing the choreography. I wore my mother’s wedding dress from her marriage to my father in the 80’s.”

Watch Flock of Dimes official video for “One More Hour” from Head of Roses, out Friday on Sub Pop

“One More Hour” is the final prerelease offering and highlight from Wasner’s second solo LP, Head of Roses, out this Friday, April 2nd worldwide on Sub Pop. It’s an album that showcases her ability to embrace new levels of vulnerability, honesty and openness, combined with the self-assuredness that comes with a decade-plus career as a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and prolific collaborator.

NERO returns w/ edits of Frankie Goes to H’Wood, Daft Punk, Tame Impala + more

After 3 years of silence, the Grammy-winning, platinum selling group NERO has returned with a series of impromptu re-edits.

The series kicked off last week with NERO’s take on Tame Impala’s ‘Disciples’ and a rendition of the recently departed mega duo Daft Punk’s tune ‘Emotion’.

New Rave? Sugarstone glitter with the electro gloss of ‘Angel Boy’.

Formed of Joe O’Haire on lead vocals and guitar, George Miller on lead guitar, Brandon Calvert on bass and Ben Wilson on all forms of percussion, Sugarstone’s glamourous robotics flickered into life in the steel and stone towns of Lancashire before they headed, as a fully formed unit, to the aspirational, big city. Together since 2017, the band has already shared stages with contemporaries including Calva Louise, Strange Bones and Kid Kapichi.