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VANENO – single “Nightrider” from EP “Struggle Through Absurdity”

VANENO is the outcome of a journey that started in 2017 with the band’s humble beginnings of three friends that wanted to jam together. Miguel Nunes (Drums), Eduardo Cunha (Guitar) and António Tavares (Guitar). The need to add new layers to the sound ended up in a search for a bass player and so Pedro Fernandes (Bass) joined the band. It was up until Fall 2019 that the band’s 5 element lineup was closed with the arrival of Alexandre Fernandes to handle the vocal duties.

Cheap Trick make history with first-ever #1 album debut

Cheap Trick have made an historic chart debut with their acclaimed new album, IN ANOTHER WORLD. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ 20th studio album enters at #1 on Billboard’s “Rock” chart — their highest first-week chart placement in the veteran band’s long, remarkable career. The record also bowed at #1 on the “Record Label Independent Current Albums” chart, #5 “Current Digital,” #6 “Top Current,” #6 “Internet,” #7 Top Albums,” and #10 “Digital.” To add to the excitement, the band’s current single, “Light Up The Fire,” is now #1 at Classic Rock Radio both Mediabase and BDS.

Anthemic indie from Mellor’s new single ‘Vacant Stare’

Following on from the enormous success of their previously shared single ‘Lost In This World’, which dropped in February, Reading-based indie-rockers Mellor have now returned to announce the details of their next EP ‘Fragment Of Imagination’, alongside the blistering new cut ‘Vacant Stare’.

Ready for broadcast… How She Broke from British Pop sensation Catherine Blight

Clichéd but true, her interest in singing and songwriting started around 8 years of age, sitting around the family table with her purple ukulele. She grew up with her four older brothers and the ever present sound of guitars and drums coming from the other room where their friends popped round regularly for band practice.

James Release New Track “Beautiful Beaches”, New Album “All The Colours Of You” Out June 4

Today, UK alternative band James announce the release of a brand-new track, taken from their forthcoming album All The Colours Of You. “Beautiful Beaches” is available now across all DSPs, with the album following on June 4, 2021.

Introducing Huntington, WV Rock Band DUCAIN; New Self-Titled Album Out Now via Mon Hills Records!

“Thick as Thieves” embodies a message of relying on the strength of familial bonds in times of adversity, set against a bare-knuckled, twin guitar groove. “Family has always been the most important thing in my life, and that’s something most West Virginians can relate to,” says lead singer and guitarist Jeremy Sargent. “We know our family will always have our backs… and I felt it was important for me to put into words the ties that bind us.”

Watch Woody & Jeremy’s new “Distant Lands” video; Gravy in my Coffee is out on 6/4

Regarding the meaning behind the single/video, the band stated: “The demo of this song was just bass and vocals. We brought it to the band and it became fleshed out and muscular and yet still retained its original spareness that gives it a lot of its power. Each of the band member’s unique taste and disposition is very evident and up front on the recording and makes the tune as striking as it is. We asked everyone to record themselves on their phones and try to replicate their original performance along to the song. Not easy or fun to do, but it came out great. Assembled together, it further highlights each performance and its character. It’s great to have a video that features the full band that recorded this album because although the project is called “Woody & Jeremy” we’d be nothing without our collaborators.”​

Lxandra shares incredible new single ‘Sabotage’

Rising singer-songwriter Lxandra is back with her sky-reaching new single ‘Sabotage’. Alongside this incredible release comes the announcement of her debut album “Careful What I Dream Of, due for release on June 11th.

Mudvayne Reunites After A 12-Year Hiatus

Mudvayne–one of the most creative and distinctive bands in the aggressive music world–has announced that they’re reuniting after a 12-year hiatus, and will be performing at all four Danny Wimmer Presents U.S. festivals in 2021: Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival (a headlining performance) in Ohio, Louder Than Life in Kentucky, Aftershock in California and Welcome To Rockville in Florida. These dates mark the band’s first shows since 2009 and their only dates this year.

CHILLEMI shares hypnotic new track “Evil Eye,” a swirl of harmonic dark country and alternative rock

Today, LA-based artist CHILLEMI shares his mesmerizing track “Evil Eye.” The track is a duet featuring Nasa of Rose Cologne that draws the listener in with a hypnotic melody line “Feel the evil eye burn, burn..,” conveying a feeling of a raft out to sea, with rainstorms becoming showers of tears and the source of all life – the sun – turns into the evil eye itself, beaming anger and jealousy at two vulnerable lovers left at the mercy of the ocean.

Premiere: CHILLEMI – “Evil Eye”

New Hot Single & Visuals R&B Queen Toni Romiti

Toni sends this message out to the world in hopes that her baby will be encouraged to be a powerful and compassionate individual who is given the grace to ultimately be who she wants to be. With hundreds of millions of music streams, YouTube views, and celebrity admirers such as the Kardashians, Toni has proven herself nothing less than extraordinary in everything she does. Her hits include “Switch Up”, “Nothin on Me”, and “Imma Dog Too” and she also recently released her album “Don’t Talk To Boys” in October of 2020.


“‘Ghost’ was written about letting someone get too close, even if you know they can hurt you,” explains Zoe Wees. “It’s about the feeling of being vulnerable to that person in a way that could basically destroy your life. It was written in one of my first writing sessions, so it feels special to release it.”

Zoe Wees Shares New Song, “Ghost”

NOTEVAGUSTAR Releases “Dejo Atrás” The Third Single From Their Upcoming New Album

NTVG released “Dejo Atrás” [“I Leave Behind”], the third single from the band’s anticipated next album. It’s a song that faithfully represents the introspective spirit that dominates the album as a whole. It talks of the concept of rebirth, of starting anew from lived and learned experience. The song also takes on the challenges of being different, being new, being happy; of reinventing oneself: “como el cuerpo de una mariposa / traigo estos colores pero dejo atrás / un envase y un montón de cosas que se van… [like the body of a butterfly / I bring these colors but leave behind / a container and many things that leave…]”

Watch Jonny Kosmo’s new “Fool” music video; sophomore LP is out on 6/4

“There are two sides to every coin. “Fool” is about how our character struggles can also be our greatest assets. In this case it is love and connection with another that allows the defensiveness and protection of the fool archetype to shift to that of a fool for life. I aimed to capture the movement from the rigidity of taking ourselves too seriously to the humor of being human. This song is accompanied by a video made by Kevin Kearney, Peter Nichols (animation), and myself.”

School of X Announces Album, Shares Lead Single “Away”

In early 2020, things were looking up for School of X’s Rasmus Littauer. The first single from his debut album Armlock was out, he had just played first Danish headline tour, and he was ready to hop on the plane for gigs in London and the U.S. at SXSW.

You know the rest of the story by now: School of X’s debut album Armlock came out while Littauer was forced to stay in. But instead of hanging his head, Rasmus Littauer, who has a habit of isolating himself while working on his music, took off to his childhood home in the Danish countryside.

Spanish Underground Hero Yung Beef Sets a Big Mood with “INTRO” From El Plugg 2

One of the biggest rappers in his home country of Spain, Yung Beef proves that he easily evades categorization with his new mixtape El Plugg 2. Welcoming us into his world with a snazzy visual for the project’s opening track, Beef shares “INTRO.” Produced by FvckVibez, “INTRO” demonstrates the adventurous genre-bending that makes Yung Beef stand out on the scene. The song opens with an ethereal, distorted vocal sample, which sets the vibe for the song’s first minute before the song takes an abrupt turn when devilish 808s enter the picture. The video gives a glimpse into Yung Beef’s boss life, filled with designer clothes, fast cars, and beautiful women. Taking place near Beef’s residence on Spain’s Mediterranean Coast, the eye-popping video proves that he can flex as hard as any rapper on either side of the Atlantic.

Christian Sparacio Shares Cover of “I Melt With You”

Today, New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Christian Sparacio shares a cover of “I Melt With You,” the timeless alt-classic from Modern English. Stripping back the song, his rendition is an invitation into the warmth and shelter of his homegrown sound. Northern Transmissions premiered the track, declaring that although “the track has been covered numerous times, this is right up there with the best.”

The Mountain Goats detail new Muscle Shoals–recorded album Dark in Here, share “Mobile”

Twelve months ago, when John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats spoke with NPR about the breakneck ten days spent writing and recording Songs for Pierre Chuvin on his infamous boombox, it was revealed the full Mountain Goats band had been recording new material at “two famed studios in the Deep South.” We soon learned October’s Getting Into Knives was put to tape at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, a magical room that’s hosted everyone from Elvis Presley to The Cramps, so…what was recorded at the other studio?

2021 Oscars Facts: 93rd Academy Awards By The Numbers – WalletHub Report

With 2020 having been hard on the film industry but the 93rd Academy Awards just 6 days away, WalletHub today released its 2021 Oscars Facts report, which includes an infographic filled with fun facts about the event as well as a Q&A with a panel of entertainment experts.

Jazz-Folk Band The Witherbees Announce Album, “Love Letter,” and Release Single “linger”

Folk-tinged and jazz-inspired ensemble, The Witherbees release the first single, “linger,” from their intimate 10-track LP, Love Letter. The lead track, composed by co-leader and singer Jacqui Armbruster, is a gentle composition pondering the question of how long an old love might stick around.

Ashley Riley (Americana) to release new album, “Set You Free,” on June 18, 2021 | “

Decatur, IL-based Americana singer-songwriter Ashley Riley is set to release her new album, Set You Free, on June 18, 2021. Her sound is laced with earthy grit, and at its core, Riley’s music is best described as sophisticated indie-Americana. There’s a dreamy quality to the songs, yet lyrically they capture the essence of the more honest moments of our days: those seemingly ordinary moments that suddenly take your breath away or make you weak in the knees, those moments that prove to us that oftentimes the most extraordinary moments are found in our everyday lives.

Unwed Sailor channel cinematic ambient roots on “Dark of the Morning” out now; ‘Truth or Consequences’ LP out 5/14 on Spartan Records

Recorded almost entirely in the band’s home studio (and partially in Birmingham, AL and Bloomington, IN), the record is a sonic examination of particular memories or moments in Ford’s life, with each song serving as a unique snapshot of an overarching narrative. “The songs are like rays of light that break through the fog of everyday mundane experiences,” says Ford. “Reflecting on those moments and imaginings gives you insight into how you got where you are and how you’ve become who you are.”

VAN CANTO Reveals Energizing New Single and Official Video for “Falling Down“

The world’s most exciting acapella metal masters VAN CANTO return with their energetic and unique Rakkatakka-power and are set to release their highly anticipated, eighth inimitable offering, To The Power Of Eight, on June 4, 2021 via Napalm Records. Prepare for an outstanding vocal attack as the unit has just dropped the new, rousing single “Falling Down”, along with an official music video today!


Avant-garde metal band GHOSTBOUND have released their video for “And We Are Already At Sea” via Invisible Oranges. The song is from their recently released “Extended Play For My Sweet Mary Thyme”, which was released via Red Nebula Records.

Frontman Alec A. Head commented,

“We are proud to release our first proper music video in the form of ‘And We Are Already At Sea.’ Ryan Lotz, our director, worked tirelessly to create a truly gorgeous work of art that we feel encapsulates the song perfectly. Thank you for watching.”


Avant-garde black metal pioneer Wreche has released a new boundary-pushing track which has just been premiered by No Clean Singing.

The track, “Scherzo”, is taken from Wreche’s upcoming album All my dreams came true, which will be released on May 14 2021.

John Steven Morgan, the band’s sole member, handles all instruments and vocals on “Scherzo”, creating a demented and anguished yet strangely beautiful cacophony. Tortured screams and blasting drums writhe alongside Wreche’s signature classical-influenced piano that acts as lead instrument in place of guitars.

According to No Clean Singing: “The impact of [“Scherzo”]…is harrowing, a constant coiling of tension and peril, a searing portrayal of fear and madness.”


‘You Get Me’

We all have a side of us that we soften and make more palatable for others.

This song is a rebellion against that habit. My new single “You Get Me” is about being loud, larger than life, and truthful to oneself. And being stupidly loved because of it all, not in spi

Netflix Debuts Trailer for Love Death + Robots Volume 2

Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming installment of Love Death + Robots, the Emmy-Awarding winning animated adult anthology launching May 14th globally. The upcoming installment will include eight new animated shorts followed by a third installment featuring eight more coming in 2022.

Sufjan Stevens debuts “Revelation II” today

Stevens wrote and recorded Convocations in the fall of 2020 in homage to the life of his father and in response to his death in September, two days after the release of The Ascension. Each volume replicates and reflects a stage of mourning—five sonic cycles exploring loss, isolation and anxiety.

BULLETPROOF MESSENGER Releases New Single “The Divide” to all digital outlets!

Bulletproof Messenger released their brand new single “The Divide” to all digital outlets! This will not only mark their first release in over a decade, but a return of the explosive, energetic, and hard hitting rock music fans have come to love from them, coupled with a newfound maturity as a result of the adversity and challenges which they have overcome in their later years. “The Divide” is only the first song of a new line up of tracks that will knock you out with their exuberance, their raw power, and – let’s face it, their punctuality. BPM is ready to share this new chapter in their lives with their loyal and dedicated fans, while making many new ones.

NEW TRACK: “Dopamine”

I am excited to share my new track with you this morning. “Dopamine” is about a person who can’t believe how lucky they are to have found that special someone that they’re totally over-the-moon for.

I wrote this song with Chris Kirby. It really explores the feeling of being with a partner who makes you want to be your best self and to be better, even though that person loves you for who you are.

Devin Shaffer Announces Debut LP, Shares Video for “Enemy”

“Enemy” is one of the most straightforward, pop-oriented songs on In My Dreams I’m There. It’s a song about relationships, this time from a cheeky viewpoint, poking fun at jealousy and the danger of copendency. The video — directed by Carl Solether (Beach House, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hand Habits, Chastity Belt) and colored by Emily Sprague of Florist — hints at the tension to which “Enemy” alludes. Shaffer alternately explores a Midwestern winter dreamscape amidst washes of pastel and shimmering lake sunshine, and submerges herself in a bath in warm red light.

The Revivalists’ David Shaw Releases Music Video For “Got Me Feeling Good”

“I have always had a passion for skating,” shares Shaw. “If I wasn’t pushing a skateboard around or playing guitar as a 14-year-old, I was in my skates, and over this past year I had a lot more time on my mind so I got the itch to get back into it. As I was doing so, it really reinvigorated my love for the art. One day while I was having a skate down by the river I ran into an old friend, Bobby Bonsey, who had happened to be skating out there as well. We struck up a conversation and that’s what planted the seed for the video.”

Juna N Joey Release New Music Video for “Something Good To Miss”

Singer-songwriter, brother-and-sister Pop/Country duo Juna N Joey’s new video, “Something Good To Miss” is now available on their Youtube Channel, as well as seeing support on National Country Music channels, The Country Network and The Heartland Network. The video was directed by 4AristsByArtits, Director, Alex Fuenmayor.