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Watch Caro Juna’s “Unalone” video

Concerning all of the recent AAPI news, Caro Juna has made a statement regarding how her new music is about her life and artistry as an Asian American & how she’s feeling about the recent state of things:

Video Premiere and Interview: Caro Juna – Unalone

Wilderado Shares Video for Soaring “Head Right” Today as SPIN’s VOTD!

The song, which is impacting AAA Radio starting next week, has seen early support from SIRIUS XM’s Alt Nation and hometown station KOSU. Thanks to major playlists like Spotify’s New Music Friday and New Noise plus Apple Music’s New Music Daily (19 countries) and The New Rock, “Head Right” has already racked up over HALF A MILLION streams and growing.

Dessa Releases New Single “Terry Gross”

Today singer, writer, and rapper Dessa has released the swaggering new single “Terry Gross.” Produced by Andy Thompson, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger (of Doomtree), this is the fourth installment of her IDES single series — the project sees Dessa dropping new music on the 15th of each month.

Caliban Releases New Track And Video “nICHts” (NSFW) Off ‘Zeitgeister’

“Who am I, where do I belong? Disorientation, hopelessness, fear, helplessness – the feeling of depression, feelings that can have multiple reasons. It’s feelings that many of us can relate to, especially these days and during the ongoing pandemic. ‘nICHts’ is dealing with these really dark places that are reflected by our protagonist who is dreaming about taking his own life.” What is really important to the band though: “Suicide is not a solution. If you feel like you are getting lost in these feelings, there are people ready to help you,” states CALIBAN singer Andy Dörner about the track and music video.

END YOU: Philadelphia Hardcore/Noise Rock Outfit To Release Aimless Dread Debut Album Via Pax Aeternum

Pax Aeternum presents the caustic debut album from Philadelphia hardcore/noise rock solo outfit, END YOU, titled Aimless Dread. The record’s lead single, “The Call,” is playing alongside preorders and more.


Alt-rock-pop artist Nathan Day (formerly Natan Day) releases the trippy, artistic video for “Fade Like You” which he describes as “a literal version of wearing your heart on your sleeve.” Uplifted by sweeping synths, warm distortion, and a skyscraping chorus, the song details “the moment you meet someone, and you’re both fucked, basically. But there’s beauty because you match each other.” Incorporating alternative and electronic influences, the singer-songwriter faces his mental health and morbid feelings head-on by turning them into characters and costumes in his self-directed, other-worldly visuals.

THE CORAL release ‘Vacancy’ to open Coral Island for the summer season…

Following Ray Manzarek and Ray Davies into the woozy headrush of the House Of Mirrors and meeting Boris Karloff by the Coconut Shy, The Coral send their latest broadcast from the shores of their own Coral Island with the release of Vacancy. Ahead of the release of their TENTH studio album on Fri 30 April 2021, the thrilling otherworld of the incomparable Merseyside five-piece welcomes guests to sample it’s myriad, melodic delights.


A striking exemplar of alt-pop brilliance, “By Now” is steeped in a pronounced vulnerability, as VÉRITÉ poignantly details the experience of overflowing—spilling over yourself, saying too much, and the desire to feel seen. Reflecting on the track she comments, “‘By Now’ was written alone in a very, very dark depression I was living in back in January 2020. The original was too heavy, but somewhere along the way, the production was flipped, sped up, and buffered into the most modern pop moment I’ve had since ‘Weekend.’ You get to choose your own adventure with this song. Go as deep into the lake as you want, or you can stay up at the surface and enjoy the view.”

Slow Down Molasses channels 80’s new wave and post-punk on new single

Returning to the scene are post-punk outfit Slow Down Molasses with their first material in five years, new single ‘Street Haunting’ out on 6th April 2021. Following on from their 2016 album ‘100% Sunshine’, we see the Canadian four-piece boasting a more mature and refined sound that is simultaneously even more outrageous.

Rothrigo Debuts ‘Apple Juice’ Album About Growing Up

A collection of eleven tracks, Apple Juice narrates the experience of growing up and the emotions one experiences through the pivotal stages of adolescence. “I think it reflects several appreciation moments of innocence before entering or getting close to adulthood,” says Rothrigo. Rothrigo’s music redefines classic rock in the contemporary DIY musical landscape while sticking true to the pop standards of the 60s and 70s and bringing in a fresh, sunny, and cheerful charm.

GASPARD AUGÉ OF JUSTICE – Shares debut solo single ‘Force Majeur’

Gaspard Augé, best known as one half of two-time GRAMMY award winning electronic duo Justice, the duo that united rock and rave in the mid-2000s, has just teased a forthcoming debut solo album with the release of his new single “Force Majeure” via Ed Banger Records / Because Music. “Force Majeure” is a gleefully hypercharged prog-dance anthem that could double as a soundtrack to a robot wrestling match, sealing his reputation as a master of maximalism. While there are some elements hearken back to his work in Justice – the crunch on whirr of the synths, the song’s sense of cinematic enormity – “Force Majeure” exudes a bombastic playfulness, crafting a sonic utopia that ignores narrow definitions of “good taste or bad taste” and captures the innocence of enjoying music in your youth, where you’re guided first and foremost by feeling.

Gabe Dixon Announces ‘Lay It On Me’ Out June 25 / Joyous New Single “Something Good” Out Now

Today, Gabe Dixon has announced his new album Lay It On Me will release on June 25. His first solo LP in five years, the new album features Dixon’s most inspirational songwriting to date as well as a soulful duet with GRAMMY-nominated artist Susan Tedeschi. Along with the announcement, he has shared the blissful debut single “Something Good.” Dixon spoke about the new music with American Songwriter, who called the album “one of the year’s most necessary, and therapeutic, releases” and said “a giddy piano-pinned track packed with hope and optimism…’Something Good’ blooms with a soothing, inescapable warmth.”


Multi GRAMMY-nominated hit songwriting and production duo Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony (a.k.a Louis York) are excited to finally serve up breathtaking visuals for The Shindellas’ new single “Money.” Showcasing Kasi Jones, Stacy Johnson, and Tamara Chauniece, the single has a huge sound, and the video, directed by Aaron Greene, is just as big and exhibits their flair for show-stopping dramatics.


An imaginative pop gem built on experimental funk beats, “Best Thing” picks up the narrative thread of JAWNY’s 2020 major-label debut For Abby, a conceptual project documenting his attempt at reviving a troubled romance. In what feels like a blissful marriage between Tyler, The Creator’s Igor and Beck’s Odelay, the track unfolds in high-pitched vocals as its narrator repeatedly confesses to obsessing over their relationship — only to receive a devastating voicemail message in the song’s final moments. “Abby is dead,” says JAWNY on the release of the new track, “Hugo is born.”

Dead Romantic Release Debut Single “Yesterday” From Forthcoming Album Voices – Out 6/21

Although the modern rock crew are only freshly formed, they have already amassed a dedicated fanbase. Expressing a sound that draws from the heaviest riffs to radio pop sensibilities, the quartet hits you with a sonic melting pot reminiscent of such acts as 30 Seconds to Mars, Bring Me The Horizon, Foo Fighters, Bad Flower and Architects. The band’s lead reveal “Yesterday,” combines powerful riffs, crushing grooves and anthemic vocals. Dead Romantic is Dan Taylor (vocals), Chris Horrocks (bass), Adam Breeze (drums), and multi-platinum record producer Mike Krompass (lead guitar).

Canada’s BABA NO BABY (FKA Yung Jalap) Reveals “MIXED EMOTIONS”

The 18-year old Arab-Canadian Trap/Drill artist has been stuck in Riyadh since October due to COVID border closures; but that hasn’t stopped him from making music. BABA NO BABY (formerly known as Yung Jalap) also brings elements of old school boom-bap influences into the mix which are proudly showcased in his new record “MIXED EMOTIONS” which is out today. Growing up in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he strives to incorporate his Saudi Arabian culture into his music and inspire other young Arabic artists.

New Music From Ashley Kutcher “If I Could” Out Now On Darkroom/Interscope Records

“”If I Could” is a very unique release for me because it was the first song I had ever written about someone else’s battles” says Ashley on the conception of the song, “but as it all came together, I found my own meaning within the lyrics. I think everyone will relate to this song in completely different ways and that’s what’s so beautiful about it.”

Simone Istwa + James Duval “So Sure” Video | EP on Rain Phoenix’s label

When your parents are Sam Phillips and T Bone Burnett, life revolves around the masterful creation of pop records with a pre-digital approach. But starting at a young age, Istwa mined for their own left-of-center sounds, mixing warped dissonance and sonic beauty. With influences from Nina Simone to The Velvet Underground, The Cocteau Twins to Harold Budd & Deftones, Simone explains: “I thought Nico, Lou and John were the same frontman playing different cool, androgynous characters — it was exhilarating. I thought, ‘That’s what I want to do, I want to play characters in music.'” They would also like to make their own ride at Disneyland someday…

Jesse Colin Young Releases “Get Together” featuring The Tribe

On Saturday March 20, legendary singer songwriter Jesse Colin Young joined forces with The Tribe – some of LA’s top session and touring musicians – for the world premiere collaborative performance of his hit song “Get Together”. The segment premiered during the All Together Now – LA2 benefit concert event, which raised $60,000 for Covid Relief in Los Angeles. Now, he’s proud to share the video with the world.


Released last week, “Set Him Up” earned a spot on the playlist of The New York Times, with critic Jon Pareles observing, “Over a slow-motion strut of a bass line and a glass of chardonnay in the lyrics, Queen Naija and Ari Lennox sweetly intertwine their voices, enjoying each other’s explicit details about their latest hookups.” HotNewHipHop praised the “sultry single” and The Source noted, “[‘Set Him Up’ is] a seductive tag team between the two sirens as they glide over the all-too familiar scenario of dealing with the same man at the same time.”