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EXIT KID drop EP lead single ‘Munny’ | out April 14th

Londoners Exit Kid continue to utilise their signature cocktail of grunge, Britpop and slacker-pop to deliver the goods with latest single ‘Munny’, set for release April 14th.

Following their explosive ‘Garden’ EP, ‘Munny’ further demonstrates Exit Kid’s ability to forge gritty anthems carrying themes and ideals of paramount importance to the duo. The single weaponizes crunching guitar, hammering drums, and powerful vocals to critique the infuriating contradictory nature of high society.

US based atmospheric, indie pop tune ‘Zebra’ is out

Zebra by Cal in Red is a looming, atmospheric, indie pop tune, and the latest single from brothers Connor and Kendall Wright. Throughout, listeners will hear Kendall’s falsetto pleading overtop bright guitars, groovy bass, and punchy drums. The choruses present the full spectrum of Cal in Red’s sound when soaring harmonies, strings, and fuzz come in to disarm the “morning sunlight” while also giving listeners a reason to dance.

Zebra was recorded in a couple different locations, all basements and bedrooms. The drums were recorded and produced with the help of Max McKinnon (cousin of the brothers) in his basement studio. Everything else was done in Connor’s bedroom. The actual recording process was pretty sporadic as they currently live an hour apart. After full days of work (both currently work 2-3 jobs, often amounting to 10-12 hour days), Kendall would make the drive and they’d record well into the night any chance they got. Vocals, bass, and guitar were done by Kendall. Drums and synths along with the mixing of the track are credited to Connor.

Low Cut Connie Covers Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games”

Today, Low Cut Connie shares a cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” from his upcoming record Tough Cookies: The Best of The Quarantine Broadcasts, an album of cover songs pulled from Adam Weiner and guitarist Will Donnelly’s twice-weekly “Tough Cookies” livestream show recorded out of Weiner’s South Philadelphia home. The 23-track album includes songs by Prince, Cardi B, Madonna, David Bowie, Bill Withers, CSNY, and many more.

CHARLI ADAMS shares ‘Cheer Captain’ & announces debut LP ‘Bullseye’ | out July 16th via COLOR STUDY

Indie sensation Charli Adams shares retrospective new cut ‘Cheer Captain’ and announces the arrival of debut LP ‘Bullseye’, set for release July 16th via Color Study (Haux, Lav, Rosie Carney).

SEPRONA – Liverpool outfit share brand new indie-anthem ‘Phone Me Back’

Revisiting an angst-fuelled morning following a drunken disagreement, Liverpudlian five-piece SEPRONA release their brand new indie-pop single, ‘Phone Me Back’ on Wednesday 14th April.

Taking their melodic cues from Liverpool legends and injecting them with funked up drums and punky guitars, ‘Phone Me Back’ is a glimpse into Seprona’s soulful sonic sound journey of rock horns and hip shaking indie riffs.

Shad Releases New Song “Out of Touch”

Today, Toronto-based rapper Shad released of a brand-new song “Out of Touch,” a bright, R&B-spiked track featuring the multi-talented pHoenix Pagliacci. This memorable new offering marks the return of the rhymer and the first taste of forthcoming music coming later this year on Secret City Records. “‘Out of Touch’ is basically the thesis statement for this upcoming collection,” explains Shad. “It’s about how our individual sense of wholeness can’t be disentangled from our collective well-being. It’s about the idea that we belong to each other.”

José González announces first album in 5 years; shares new song/video

“We are the apes that are starting to understand the universe and our place in it,” says González. “We are changing our surroundings in an exceedingly rapid pace, so much that we’re becoming stewards of our planet whether we like it or not. As Stewart Brand said, ‘We are as gods and we have to get good at it.’ The lyrics came to me in early February 2020 just as there were more and more tweets about the possible pandemic. The topic of the song felt very timely. You can hear the birds and ambient sounds from the veranda, along with a layer of synth loops in the background.”

Tirzah Shares New Single & Video “Send Me”

It is with great pleasure that Domino announces the return of one of the UK’s most enigmatic talents, Tirzah, and her new single, “Send Me.”

Further showcasing her deft songwriting ability, “Send Me” is a subconscious snapshot from across a year when Tirzah was playing live regularly for the first time. The track explores recovery, gratitude and new beginnings, presenting a singer working as an artist whilst simultaneously having discovered the type of love that is shared between a mother and a child.

Ben Seretan Premieres New Single/Video “Rain & Cicadas” via PASTE

Video director Bahareh Khoshooee animated a music video for “Rain and Cicadas” primarily using The Sims and provided a statement over email: “A nod to Seretan’s videos and images that were made during his residency, this work explores the sensation of retrieving a memory, an intrusive thought, a dejavu, or perhaps a dream.” Using game language, Khoshooee plays with the idea of reality vs simulation and blurs the line between the two; the video acts as a visual stream of consciousnesses essay dipping in and out of digital landscapes that resemble familiar scenes and yet due to their digital limitations feel strangely uncanny.

Live Music Streaming Leader nugs.net Partners with Spotify for Virtual Event Integration

nugs.net has evolved into the leading source for official live music recordings from the largest touring artists in the world. Since the pandemic brought touring to a halt, the platform has streamed more than 900 performances from hundreds of marquee artists like Metallica, Pearl Jam, Dead & Company, and Jimmy Buffett. With a digital archive of 25,000 concerts and 100s of full video-on-demand concerts in HD and 4K, nugs.net has become the go-to destination for streaming and a-la-carte purchases of official concert recordings and music livestreams. These challenging times have created an unprecedented demand for remote consumption of live music, and nugs.net is a leader in the future of how people will experience live music.

New video: BSF’s Heem Celebrates DJ Shay with “Letter to Shay”

BSF’s Heem releases a new video for “Letter to Shay” today. The DJ Green Lantern-produced track has Heem describing how big of an impact Shay had on him and the whole BSF crew, and how the Griselda producer inspired him to grow creatively. “Letter to Shay” is featured on Heem’s recent mixtape, Long Story Short, hosted by DJ Green Lantern. The visual for the track was directed by Hidji and accentuates Heem’s bittersweet lyrics.

MA’s Ty Hunt Has Fun In Recovery With New Video “Rumpsack”

Brockton MA’s Ty Hunt is proud to be single and mingling with his new video Rumpsack Feat. Rosie produced by Rockwood Productions. Shot and edited by Anthony Grasso, Eric B. Media, and himself in Hawaii with a Go Pro; the visuals are meant to demonstrate that even in recovery you can still have fun. “I didn’t get clean to be miserable and I love dancing. I went to four conventions in two weeks and danced at every one. So it really was a month of events that inspired the song. The original video I was gonna shoot was on a whale watch with some friends and go to a zoo and then get shots of me in a live performance but Covid shut that down” says TY. Check out the video on YouTube and your preferred digital streaming provider.

The Colorist Orchestra & Howe Gelb (Giant Sand) Announce LP, Share “Exes” (ft. Pieta Brown) Via BrooklynVegan

The Colorist Orchestra is an avant classical music collective led by Aarich Jespers and Kobe Proesmans that uses traditional and bespoke instruments in unorthodox ways to remix the repertoire of an invited artist. Their new single “More Exes” is a stunning preview of Not On The Map, their latest collaboration with maverick songwriter Howe Gelb, coming this fall from Dangerbird Records.

Dizzy Announce Collaborative EP Separate Places / Share “The Bird Behind The Drapes” feat. Luna Li

Following their recent Juno Award nomination for Alternative Album of the Year for last year’s dazzling The Sun and Her Scorch, Dizzy are excited to release their new single “The Bird Behind The Drapes” featuring Luna Li. The new track is the first offering from a forthcoming collaborations EP titled Separate Places, out on 11th June through Royal Mountain Records and Communion Records.


Jenny Lewis and Serengeti have unveiled “GLTR,” the fourth track from their socially distanced collaboration–available now via Loves Way across digital platforms.

A technicolor menagerie of shimmering synths and skittering beats, “GLTR” offers a subtle spring banger… sunglasses on, droptop down and go full throttle.

Speaking about their latest track, Serengeti describes “GLTR” as “a nice song about getting out of your head and having a time. Getting out a little bit. Getting out of bed and enjoying some things. Maybe putting down the phone for a sec.”

L.A. Exes Release Video for “Temporary Goodbye”

Today L.A. Exes, the brand new LA band, release the video for their debut single “Temporary Goodbye”. The video was directed by Brendan Walter and stars the band alongside professional skateboarder Lizzie Armanto.

Melodic Death Metal Powerhouse HIRAES Announces Debut Album “Solitary”

HIRAES impressively combines the full force of all four instrumentalists formerly of DAWN OF DISEASE (Lukas Kerk, Oliver Kirchner, Christian Wösten and Mathias Blässe) with the powerful vocals of Britta Görtz (CRITICAL MESS, Ex-CRIPPER) to create an exciting new melodic death emergence. Brutally rising like a thunderous maelstrom comprised of boisterous riffs and blaring, relentless drums, and backed by massive vocals and a chorus that causes goosebumps with its heavy and meaningful lyricism, today, the five-piece has unleashed the furious first single “Under Fire”. Together with a highly explosive official music video, HIREAS is ready to take their monumental sonic attack out into the world.

The Effens Unveil New Single + Music Video “Eventually”

Toronto band, The Effens, have announced their upcoming third EP, Eventually, due out July 30, 2021 via Hidden Pony and the band’s own LootBag Records. Title track, “Eventually,” a song about loving your enemy, is available to stream on all platforms now.

Mara Connor announces ‘Decades’ EP, featuring one cover per decade from the 50s-90s

Los Angeles native Mara Connor has announced the Decades EP, due May 20, 2021. The EP features five cover songs, one per decade from the 1950s-1990s. Mara already shared the EP’s 1950s cut, a Twin Peaks-inspired cover of “Ain’t That a Shame,” back in February on Fats Domino’s birthday (which Flood Magazine called “brilliant” and praised for its dark twist on the original).

Mara Connor Gives Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame” a Lynchian Treatment

HIPPIE DEATH CULT: stream new single “Hornet Party”!

Portland-based rockers HIPPIE DEATH CULT team up with The Obelisk to unveil their new single “Hornet Party” today. New album ‘Circle Of Days’, will be issued on May 21st on Heavy Psych Sounds.

“I think it might be the shortest song on the album and it’s a total rager both musically and lyrically. It’s probably the most physically demanding song for each of us to perform on the album, but it’s our way of kind of holding up some sort of artistic mirror to the current climate that we live in. Extreme times call for extreme art…” say the band about this new song.

Hippie Death Cult Premiere “Hornet Party”; Circle of Days out May 21

Cleveland hip-hop trio .wavrunner share new single “Snake Eyes”

Showing no signs of slowing down, Cleveland, OH trio .wavrunner are back today with their third single, “Snake Eyes.” Self-produced by group member JJ, he joins bandmates Jack Wesley and Griff on the funky, bass-driven hip-hop number. The song is all about taking risks, something the trio prides themselves on. As they put it:

Soulful Explosive Indie Rock

VINOK is not just another indie-rock band, it’s a statement of authenticity and social change to create a new culture of justice in a land of unknown. Giving a voice for the marginalized and bluntly bringing to attention crucial problems of a global society is what the band is all about. Their topics range from disability rights to feminism, politics and religion. Vinok’s sound is an unusual mix of experimental rock and indie art-pop spiced with notes of garage punk, pulp grunge and even hip-hop.


LA R&B duo Emotional Oranges follow up their hotly received Biig Piig collaboration Body & Soul with new cut Down To Miami, a collaboration with global superstar Becky G. A sultry, summer ready offering showcasing the dreamy dual vocals of A&V linking up in beautiful fashion with Becky G, Down To Miami hits in all the right places as the world starts to open up.

Dais Records announces GETTING THE FEAR collection LP ‘Death is Bigger 1984-1985’, stream a track now!

It’s testament to how fertile England’s mid-80’s musical landscape was that the splintering of short-lived post-punk pioneers Southern Death Cult seeded so many memorable but divergent groups – from widescreen rock legends The Cult to romantic pop duo Into A Circle to “the Asian Public Enemy,” Fun-Da-Mental. But the band’s most potent subsequent cross-pollination was undoubtedly Getting The Fear, formed by The SDC’s rhythm section of Barry Jepson, David ‘Buzz’ Burrows, and Aki Haq Nawaz Qureshi, joined by Temple Ov Psychic Youth associate Paul ‘Bee’ Hampshire on vocals.