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Fake Dad Release Debut EP Old Baby

After “Summer Hill” and “Breakfast in New York” charmed listeners and tastemakers with their homespun vitality, Brooklyn duo Fake Dad return with Old Baby, their debut EP. Andrea de Verona (she/her) and Josh Ford (he/him) have been leading up to this moment since forming the Brooklyn bedroom project in 2018. It’s time to celebrate!

ICYMI: Tyler Shaw is a one-man band in electrifying video for new single “North Star” – out now via Sony Music Canada

Tyler Shaw continues to surprise listeners at every turn. In “North Star,” Shaw steers his music into an up-tempo pop-rock sound, offering a new angle from his previous single and most romantic love song to date, “When You’re Home,” via Sony Music Canada. The tracks released so far all lead to the excitement of his upcoming full-length album due out this summer.

Released on his birthday—“North Star” is a new sound “for those who feel like they need a jolt of positivity” (HollywoodLife). On its meaning, Tyler Shaw explains, “‘North Star’ is about navigating towards something or someone positive in your life who just makes you feel good. That’s what keeps me motivated and inspired.”

LAST AGONY (Canadian Hardcore Punk): “The Imminent Slaughter” Announcement + Promo

On “The Imminent Slaughter” Last Agony let loose all their most negative and harrowing visions of a polluted, dark and violent world, birthing one of the most unnerving and lawless strains of primitive aural chaos to have been vomited from the North American punk scene this year. In the war-torn twenty minutes of weaponized aural mayhem, Last Agony put on display an unrivaled sonic assault of primitive cruelty and raw hostility, thrusting influences ranging from European early heavy punk bastions like Doom, Anti-Cimex and Electro Hippies, to Japanese d-beat noise deviants in the vein of Gauze and Death Side, all the way to primitive grindcore vanguards like Repulsion, Extreme Noise Terror, early Napalm Death and Terrorizer into a blown out and noise-corroded terrorscape of total anarchy and chaos. If you like it fast, loud, raw, visceral and lawless, search no further, because Last Agony have brought us one of the most nerve-shattering and apocalyptic storms of unhinged and primordial punk-metal wrath that you will hear all year.

‘Start from Nothing’

Our new song, “Start from Nothing,” is a brooding rock anthem about finding the strength to rebuild yourself that’s meant to capture the darkness right before the dawn; it’s laced with yearning and desperation but also perseverance and hope that things can get better.

Hear Daniel Bachman’s beautifully mournful “Blues in the Anthropocene” off his upcoming album

The single comes off his upcoming album, Axacan, that’s out May 7th on Three Lobed Recordings, as part of the label’s 20th Anniversary series.

“The Anthropocene refers to ‘the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.’ The track begins at a Potomac River creek bed where Pocahontas was traded for a copper kettle and ends with rain at George Washington’s childhood plantation ‘Ferry Farm’. Mournful guitar ruminations
conclude with feedback from the Virginia governor’s first public address concerning Covid-19.” Daniel Bachman

Rock Band 7 POUNDS OF PRESSURE Release New Single “BIRDS OF PREY”

Rock band 7 Pounds of Pressure released their debut single titled “Birds of Prey” to all digital outlets. The single was mixed by Eric Rachel (Skid Row, Symphony X) and mastered by Alan Douches (Skid Row, Symphony X). The band will release their debut, full length album later this year. The music is a mix of metal, rock, classic rock, and a hint of progressive rock. The band’s influences are a combination of Judas Priest, Pantera, Metallica and Symphony X.

Gavin Preller Announces Debut LP Mastered By Kramer

Today, Albany-based singer-songwriter Gavin Preller announces his debut LP, There Is Wonder, out May 21st on Kramer’s Shimmy-Disc label and Joyful Noise Recordings. Preller shares the music video for “Wonder.” Variance premiered the video, declaring that “it’s hard not to hear flares of the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Jeff Buckley, proof of just how much Preller’s vocals are truly captivating.”


Country music sweetheart and singer/songwriter Carrie Cunningham is back with her fourth single from her Showgirl Series! Click here to listen to “Doors Don’t Close” (co-written with Dave Quirk).

With relatable lyrics like every time I try to shut you out, you keep coming back and it starts all over, Carrie is sure to stun fans with this beautiful ballad.


2x Grammy® nominated band Gojira have unleashed a new track titled “Into The Storm.” It stands out as the fourth song shared from their widely anticipated new album, FORTITUDE, which will be released April 30th via Roadrunner Records [album artwork / tracklist below]. “Into The Storm” is available today on all streaming platforms and is accompanied by a visual streaming now on the band’s official YouTube channel.

Vocalist / guitarist Joe Duplantier elaborated on “Into The Storm” remarking, “This song is infused with the concept of civil disobedience. Acting accordingly with our deepest wisdom and standing for what is precious and good in this world. The only possible revolution is the one that blossoms from within us. Change will come from individuals. Laws are meant to be bent and shaped to our vital needs. LAWS WILL FOLLOW!”

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SALIVA Debuts Updated Version of Classic Single “Click Click Boom”

SALIVA has revealed the second single, “Click Click Boom,” from Every Twenty Years, an EP featuring re-recorded classics with current vocalist Bobby Amaru to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of their major label debut, Every Six Seconds.

“Re-recording ‘Click Click Boom’ was much easier than the original recording because we already had the blueprint laid out for us,” says guitarist and founding member Wayne Swinny. “There was no need to alter anything because the original had all the right pieces in all the right places. We simply used the advances in modern technology to enhance the song sonically.”

Forged from a sweaty 34c rehearsal space – dark, dreamy indie folk from Lucy Kruger

Written by Lucy Kruger and forged in a tiny 34°c rehearsal space in Berlin, ‘Transit Tapes’ melts dreamy indie rock with dark folk and returns 12 pensive tracks exploring restlessness and a yearning to feel alive. This project is the first time Kruger has worked with drummer Martin Perret, guitarist Liú Mottes and bassist Andreas Miranda, who form The Lost Boys.

Electronic-Indie DECOUPLR Release Technicolor Video for “Cold Sweat”

Following the release of their new album DIGITAL BONFIRE, Philadelphia electronic-indie duo DECOUPLR (Bailey Walker and Adam Laub) have teamed up with Under The Radar to release a new glimmering technicolor music video for the song “Cold Sweat.”

Announcing ‘NOA’ | A Music Film From Taylor Rogers & Lillian Walker

Today, musician Taylor Rogers and filmmaker Lillian Walker share their collaborative video ‘short’, “N.A.” in anticipation of the release of their long-form music film, NOA (out May 7). “N.A.” (an initialism of “Not Anymore”) builds on Taylor’s song which reflects on reclaiming one’s voice after a long period of suffering.

Pendulum Announce Massive New Single ‘Come Alive’

Pendulum – one of the most iconic electronic acts of all time are back for 2021 with another massive new single – ‘Come Alive’ – released this Thursday.

Following their first new music since the UK #1 selling album ‘Immersion’ – ‘Come Alive’ is the third new track from the Australian band, after they released the massive drum & bass anthem ‘Driver’, and stunning vocal track ‘Nothing For Free’ late last year.

joe rico is “Stoked”

joe rico is delivering pizzas by day and writing smash hits with his roommate by night. He’s a laidback blend of indie-alternative West Coast energy and early 00s rap. Calling joe anything else besides ‘the next big thing’ would be a disservice to his understated ability to get people moving.

A carefree, easygoing child of a single mother and an undocumented Mexican immigrant, joe’s upbringing heavily influenced his upcoming project. joe is currently based in Ridgecrest, CA but has spent most of his life moving around. From Iowa to Arizona, back to Iowa, and then finally landing in California, joe grew up with an eclectic childhood that’s reflected in his music and his taste. Dr. Dre and Jack Johnson are in his all time fav 5 along with Linkin Park, Ryan Tedder and Eminem.

John Dwyer, Kyp Malone, Tom Dolas, Brad Caulkins + More Announce LP

The same crew as the boundary pulsing improvisation record Bent Arcana has made a trajectory shift and picked up Ben Boye along the path. The aptly-named Moon-Drenched is the second installment from these sessions & keeps a heavy-lidded late night perspective on things as it eases from now somewhat familiar liminal twilight of skittering hues of black-blue and snaking street groove to fizzing off into the ether in pursuit of lunar prism beams heretofore unseen. The more rhythmically dialed bits here have a lysergic halo of strangeness to them, and the wispy bits between are spun of iridescent gossamer. It sounds like a frizzled message from a future just filthy with guitar hoots echoing off of neon-splattered high rises, oil-slicked waterways and skittering digital beasts. For my money this is the strangest 12″ slice of this last bunch of improvisations, the left turns more vertiginous, the flickering embers of repetition and recognition fly farther apart, as a steady procession of ever stranger wildlife circles the stereo space, nosing in to peek on what’s cooking. It’s something else and it’s out on Castle Face Records May 28th