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Cavo Release Duran Duran’s Cover of “Come Undone”

Cavo has released their next single/video “Come Undone” which is the follow-up to their previous single/video, “Lead On.” Cavo continues to strike the alternative hard drive of rock with a magnanimous sound that pronounces Cavo’s own sound. The St. Louis group continues to create a highly anticipated culmination of seasoned phenomenal rock music. Cavo fans are looking forward to their forthcoming album, Bridges, Bright Nights, and Thieves, due out in 2021.


JUNO nominated, Canadian indie-pop band, Valley bring TikTok influencer Boman on set of their official music video for the global smash hit “Like 1999” released today through label partner Capitol Records. Valley – comprised of Rob Laska, Karah James, Mickey Brandolino and Alex DiMauro – has spent the past two years developing and becoming one of the top internationally streamed Canadian-domestic acts worldwide. –

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Demi Lovato Kicks Off TikTok’s New Livestream Series Headstream

Ever hear a song and wish you could get right inside the artist’s mind and know what they were thinking? Now you can.

TikTok introduces Headstream, the new interactive TikTok LIVE series that invites fans to enter the minds of their favorite artists. The first session drops this Friday, April 2nd at 4PM PT/7PM ET, featuring GRAMMY Award-nominated artist Demi Lovato on the launch day of her new album Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over. This will be like no interview you’ve ever seen: it’s a full-on Demi double down, with Demi acting as host and guest.

Join Demi as she shares her creative process—plus some weird trivia and maybe a few secrets, too. Best of all, the show will feature a live listening session of highlights from the new album, including the single “What Other People Say” ft. Sam Fischer.

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GUSTER Shares Short Documentary Called ‘Things Come Around’

Filmed in the days leading up to their August 15, 2021, drive-in concerts, Things Come Around shows the struggles, doubts, and financial realities of four bandmates and business owners as they confront a new world. It hides no awkwardness, no drama, no emotion, and no bullshit. At the same time and with equal honesty, it finds and focuses on the moments of laughter and joy, large and small, that always present themselves. It captures a portrait of the community and the connection of a long-locked-down fanbase—desperate to feel a sense of brotherhood—at the moment it’s finally allowed to re-emerge and re-engage. It celebrates people being people.

Dark Shadow Recording Artist Rick Faris Releases Debut Studio Single, “Deep River”

Award-winning Bluegrass artist Rick Faris has released the lead-off single from his forthcoming album, “Deep River.” Written by Faris and Mark “Brink” Brinkman and produced by Stephen Mougin of Dark Shadow Recording, “Deep River” marks the first release since Faris announced his departure from Special Consensus. Faris is currently wrapping up production on his sophomore album The Next Mountain due out this summer.


“I wanted to write an empowerment song that was fun and full of attitude – one of those tracks that psych you up when you’re getting ready in the morning or going to the gym,” Nick explains. “Growing up on the east coast south of DC, I wanted to channel that hip-hop aggression in this song. I had recently gotten back home from visiting Nashville for Tin Pan South 2018 and did a Skype co-write with Jessica Fodor, who I met at the seminar. We had such a blast writing it and we wrote two more songs together that will be on the new album. I’ve been wanting to record it and release it for a long time and I’m so excited to share this with everyone!”

HIGH REEPER: first track off ‘Doom Sessions Vol.5’ EP with Hippie Death Cult streaming!

Philadelphia proto-metal flagbearers HIGH REEPER teamed up with Invisible Oranges to present the first track taken from their upcoming ‘Doom Sessions Vol.5′ EP with Portland heavy rock revelation HIPPIE DEATH CULT. The album will be issued on May 14th and can be preorder now on Heavy Psych Sounds.

Heavy Psych Sounds’ vaunted ‘Doom Sessions’ series has presented fresh new songs from some of the heaviest bands around the doom and rock scene, from Conan to Acid Mammoth to 16 and Grime. This fifth installment merges the forces of Delaware’s prolific heavy mongers HIGH REEPER, which are set to deliver their exuberant stoner metal and an abundance of replay-ready licks, as described per Invisible Oranges. Alongside them will be Portland’s rock shapeshifters HIPPIE DEATH CULT, whose steady fusion of stoner, classic and progressive rock has chances to win over a wide audience of riff aficionados. The ‘Doom Sessions Vol.5’ split EP offers over half an hour of deliciously subversive and addictively heavy anthems, wrapped in a stunning artwork from Italian artist and long-time HPS Records collaborator Luca SoloMacello.

Qwandadon & Kingripdaprezident – Ecchymosis

Alamo Records’ Chino Cappin Shares the Melodic “Shine”

Serving up rhymes with an appealingly raspy tenor, Georgia rapper Chino Cappin is making a name for himself in the Dirty South. Laying out his dreams and aspirations on his latest video single, the Alamo Records signee shares “Shine.” Gliding atop poignant piano chords, Chino flashes his silky smooth pipes, asserting that he has all the qualities needed to reach the top of the rap game: “I be handling business, I’m just focused on riches/Real crazy life that I’m livin’.”

CMT World Premieres JoLivi’s “She Won’t Say Yes” Music Video

Emerging singer-songwriter JoLivi is premiering the music video for her latest single, “She Won’t Say Yes” exclusively on CMT.com today. The video directed by Hunter Franklin, was shot in the outskirts of Nashville and features JoLivi delivering the “beautiful and intimate portrayal of desperate love” (B-Sides & Badlands). Written by JoLivi, Brian Maher (Taylor Swift, Justin Moore) and Skip Black (Jana Kramer, Tyler Farr) and produced by Zach Manno, the emotional ballad “swings for a big power ballad moment, sticking right into the profound emotional epiphanies that come with returning back to your roots.” (American Songwriter).

JoLivi Aches For A Former Flame With New Song, “She Won’t Say Yes”

THERE WERE WIRES: Decibel Magazine Premieres “His Talk, Her Teeth” Video

Decibel Magazine is hosting the premiere of a new video for “His Talk, Her Teeth,” a fan favorite from Boston-based Y2k-era hardcore/doom outfit THERE WERE WIRES. The band’s celebrated 2003-released Somnambulists album will see release on vinyl for the first time ever this month, as a split release between newly reactivated turn-of-the-millennium-era label Iodine Recordings and Tor Johnson Records.

Video Premiere: There Were Wires – ‘His Talk, Her Teeth’


Expanding its influence as a preeminent merch design, manufacturing, and lifestyle hub, Quantum PFS announces an exclusive global licensing deal with multi-platinum chart-topping culture disruptor Trippie Redd today. In the care of Quantum PFS, Trippie’s merch will continue to progress as a holistic brand reflective of the music, yet universally appealing.

“I’m excited to be working with Quantum to get my apparel to the masses and look forward to what’s to come” commented Trippie.

The latest collaboration bottles Trippie’s constantly evolving vision with all of the unbounded energy and iconic stylistic “rage” millions of fans clamor for. Meanwhile, ID Supply Co-owner and retail partner Brandon Ruddach will act as lead on distribution for Quantum PFS. The distribution plan will span over 20 categories by the end of 2021.

Australian producer Benson drops his new single ‘Misbehave’ featuring Joe Publick

“Misbehave” starts off strong, pulling you straight into the buildup of the background beat. The vocals fit quite well with the horns, drum hits, and other instrumentals of the track, featuring Benson’s signature production skills and sounds. The message of the track, including lyrics that read, “Walk round like you’re 10 feet tall now time to misbehave. Club bound speeding with my top down feet up off the brake,” is all about being confident and having your presence be known, perhaps by getting into some mischief. This is definitely a track you’ll want to hear out in the club, which will hopefully be soon!

Death Chamber Release 2nd Single “The Inevitable” Off “Experiments in Warfare”

On April 23, Dead Center Productions will release debut album of German Death Metal band Death Chamber – “Experiments in Warfare”. And today, the 2nd Single “The Inevitable” released on all digital platforms!

NTO teams up with Sofiane Pamart for piano version of ‘Invisible’

“This collaboration came from a desire to go further with Invisible and explore multiples versions,” says NTO. “I wanted the core of this track to be supported by one main instrument. As I truly admire Sofiane Pamart’s work, it was obvious I had to ask him to make an alternative version, where he could tell his story of Invisible, at the crossroads of our two universes.”

Rebreather Covers REM, Porno for Pyros on New EP ‘”Pets” / “Orange Crush”‘

Youngstown, Ohio noise rock / sludge metal band Rebreather creates punishing, tenacious, and metallic music that seethes and breathes. The group once called its sound “cave pop” and while its clamorous caterwaul calls for comparison to scene luminaries like Unsane, Melvins, and Flipper, don’t assume don’t for one moment that theirs is a sound you’ve heard over and over. On April 2, Rebreather will release the new EP, ‘”Pets” / “Orange Crush”‘, as part of Aqualamb Records’ COVID Cover Series; the two track tumult featuring the trio’s sludged-up and spaced-out takes on Porno for Pyros’ hit “Pets” and the REM classic “Orange Crush”.

REBREATHER Feeds Their Hometown, Saves Local Venue With Pizza-Buying Drive

Wild Powwers Unveil Video For New Single “Decades” From Forthcoming LP

“The typically ferocious trio have softened up their grunge-inspired sound for the third single off their forthcoming record, What You Wanted.” says KEXP of the new single, adding “While drummer Lupe Flores keeps the song moving with a quick-paced, driving beat, Lara Hilgemann’s vocals are toned down significantly, with her signature growl only making a short appearance about ¾ of the way through the song and the majority of the song led by a gentle croon of empathetic lyrics.”

New Video: Juicy J “SPEND IT” ft Lil Baby x 2 Chainz

Platinum-selling rapper, producer, legend and Academy Award winner Juicy J releases the new video for his single, “SPEND IT,” feat. Lil Baby and 2 Chainz exclusively via Facebook today. The video was directed by John Tashiro and is yet another entertaining Juicy classic.


“We’ve never been handed a golden ticket and never been given a free ride to the top of the mountain,” the band says about the song and clip. “We’ve worked our asses off for over 20 years to get to where we are, and this is only just the beginning. Our video for ‘Underrated’ is an example of how hard we worked to bring a live show to your living room. This video contains footage from our global livestream event combined with video content created by our very own Porter McKnight.”

Artist: Ato-Mik – Track: I.G.C.N (I’m Going Crazy Now)

Atom and Mikey Mic, joined forces to become Ato-Mik aka @atomikbros an independent Hip-Hop brother duo. Bringing their own unique spin on hip-hop to you from North Vancouver, Canada. Music that’s aimed to raise vibrations while encouraging a positive mindset. Setting the vibe for any occasion, especially late night car rides and early morning gym sessions. Their music is diverse at nature, eclectic hip-hop derived from many different spectrums. Ranging from the smooth sounds of the West-Coast to the NYC roots.

SUBSHIFT Switches Gears With Quirky Tech House Two-Tracker ‘My Mind / Let Go’ On IN / ROTATION – March 30

The UK-based artist has been making waves under his former alias Foulplay, who recently appeared on the label’s fifth installment of its ‘Rotate’ compilation with “Let Go” a little over a month ago. He is now taking on his new name SUBSHIFT, while staying true to the hybrid bass and tech house sound he’s been hammering out since 2020. On his new single “My Mind,” he enacts a dark and hypnotic groove with a trippy vocal loop that serves as the perfect introduction to the new name he has taken up.

Title: My Mind / Let Go
Genre: Tech House
Release Date: March 30

Hypnotic New Track from Arham

Arham is a 25-year-old musician based in Oslo, Norway. The Norwegian-Pakistani musician grew up on Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets,’ as well as Pakistani music, making for interesting formative roots.

Arham says the following about the track:

“I like ethereal psychedelic vibes, and that’s what came out in this song. I wrote, played, produced, and mixed this all by myself. I’ve been producing for a while before making this song, mostly for other people. At one point I just let myself flow freely and this is what happened. I just wish people would try things differently sometimes. So yeah. just try the other way.”

my bloody valentine Sign To Domino | Full Catalog Available Digitally For The First Time Ever & New Physical Album Editions Available May 21

Domino are immensely proud to announce the signing of my bloody valentine, with the band’s seminal catalog being made available digitally in full for the first time ever as of today. New physical editions for each release will follow on May 21, 2021 and are available to pre-order now.

Isn’t Anything and loveless have been mastered fully from analog for deluxe LPs and also mastered from new hi-res uncompressed digital sources for standard LPs, with each being made available widely for the first time ever. Fully analog cuts of m b v will also be available on deluxe and standard LPs globally for the first time. – Photo credit: Paul Rider