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Acclaimed French psych-rock band La Femme debut new video, “Nouvelle Orléans”

The band describes the video saying “’Nouvelle Orléans’ is a shaggy and sweaty trip down Motown lane. The clip features some of Paris most elite dancers who battle it out la femme style to win the title … who will win? You need to watch to find out. The video was filmed at the Palace, an iconic Parisian club of the eighties. The hosts of the show are Cesar Domboy (Outlanders, The Walk) and Romain Brau, presenting this 69 hours-long dance contest, which will feature our first ever long length movie Paradigmes, set for release this fall.”

Death Valley Girls return with an incredible, new video for “Little Things” off Under the Spell of Joy that’s out now on Suicide Squeeze Records

Directed by Kelsey Hart, her aim for this video was to reflect the unbridled hope and joy of “Little Things”. The single comes off their exultant, new album, Under the Spell of Joy, that’s out now on Suicide Squeeze Records.

Artist: Jamie Trent – Track: Truth About A Lie

Jamie Trent, fresh off his top 90 debut single, “Throwbacks and Keepers”, is back to tell the cold hard, “Truth About A Lie”. This disabled military veteran treats everyday as a gift, and you can hear that echo through in his music. This song is a must listen.

OUT TODAY: Chase Frank’s New Double Single Produced By Joseph Woullard

Austin songwriter, vocalist and musician, Chase Frank, is proud to announce two singles “This Big Blue” and “The Only You” (instrumental) produced with woodwind master Joseph Woullard (Black Joe Lewis, Gary Clark Jr., Hard Proof, Cilantro Boombox). The double single release will be available on April 20, 2021.

Music Premiere: Chase Frank Releases “This Big Blue,” feat. Joseph Woullard

pictureplane joins 100% electronica + announces new lp dopamine

Today, NYC DIY Legend Pictureplane shares new Zev Deans (Denzel Curry, St. Vincent, etc.) directed music video ‘Avalanche’. His new LP ‘Dopamine’ is out July 9th on 100% Electronica. ‘Dopamine’ is available to pre-order on the 100% Electronica website here. Watch ‘Avalanche’ here.

Birmingham rap artist and songwriter Wohdee has just released her ‘Vain’ video

Wohdee is already receiving early support for the track from the likes of GRM Daily, Link Up TV, Mixtape Madness, Wordplay Magazine, Noctis Magazine and KAZI Magazine among others, and it would be great to add your support as well.

Watch the gorgeous, new video for nasimiYu’s “white lightning” off her upcoming album, P O T I O N S, that’s out May 7th on figureight records

Clash premieres the video for nasimiYu’s “white lightning” calling the album “a bold yet subtle return, packed with whispered incantations and a desire to exist outside the rules.”

Netflix Debuts Trailer for The Upshaws w/ Wanda Sykes & Mike Epps

A working-class family in Indiana struggles to make it work and make it right without the blueprint to do it. Executive Produced by Mike Epps & Wanda Sykes.

AEgir fuses electronics & ambient with hardcore ethos, announces ‘The Earth Grew Uncertain’ LP out 6/18

Ægir has been an active presence in the underground music scene in Reykjavík, Iceland since the age of fourteen; drumming in a wide variety of bands – from explosive hardcore outfits World Narcosis and Dead Herring to jangly indie rock band Laura Secord and, most recently, math-rock weirdos Dreymandi Hundur.

Ægir premieres “Look At Pretty Things”

THE GOA EXPRESS share new single | Watch the video for “Second Time” now

THE GOA EXPRESS are today sharing a brand-new single, “Second Time”. It marks their first new music in 9 months, when the insistent garage-rock smarts of previous single “Be My Friend” landed it on the BBC 6 Music playlist. “Second Time” was premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, who said “it sounds so unhurried and just has a lovely jangle to it.”

Draemora Weaves Progressive Perfection With “Victorious” Off Upcoming Album “Death Rectangle”

Seattle’s Draemora has a new album on the horizon “Death Rectangle” and leading up to it, they are giving fans a taste with the single “Victorious”. As they have grown over the past year, they have solidified their personal sound and clearly fallen into their groove; an apt blend of core styles that are both powerful and heavy, with catchy chorus crafted for live performances.

Video Premiere: Draemora – ‘Victorious’

MACHINIST! // DEAD HAND: Captured Howls Premieres New Material From Two Southeastern US Acts

MACHINIST! is an explosively unforgiving dynamic heavy band hailing from across the Southeastern United States, known for chaotic and cathartic live sets all over the continent for nearly the past decade. The band burst onto the scene in 2013 with back-to-back 7” EPs via Speedowax Records, then delivering their Pronegative debut album via Eulogy Recordings in 2015. Their latest full-length Closer To Death, was released in 2018 through Innerstrength Records. On this split, MACHINIST! offers the brand-new song “Bask In The White Light” – for which bassist Matt Zagorski directed/filmed a stunning official video – backed with a remastered version of “The Nail,” bringing new life to the classic crusher. The material was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Lee Dyess at Earthsound Studio (Against Me!, From First To Last, Evergreen Terrace). Decibel Magazine wrote, “…MACHINIST! deliver a straightforward wave of anger and angst in musical form; every instrument sounds like it was produced for maximum heaviness and vocalist Jeff Hill amplifies that with an emotive performance.”

Dead Hand & Machinist! Premiere Special Looks At New Split Sludge EP — Watch Here!

Jennifer Lopez & Ariana Grande’s Producer Launches Next Star

From the producer behind some of Jennifer Lopez & Ariana Grande’s biggest hits comes pop music artist SHAB, who is quickly climbing the Mainstream Top 40 Indicator Billboard Chart at #21 with a bullet. We would love to arrange an interview with you to discuss her brand new album INFINITE LOVE and single “What I Do” which is topping both American & UK Charts with steady rotation on MTV and over 2 million YouTube views. SHAB came out of nowhere during the pandemic with the post-apocalyptic video for her first single “Spell On Me,” which has been streamed millions of times. The song is at #2 on the Commercial Pop Club Chart in the UK.

BROKE FOR FREE Shares Mind-Bending New Video for Groove-Laden New Single “TTS”

Broke For Free, AKA the highly lauded musical project of Oakland-based multi-instrumentalist/producer /visual artist Tom Cascino, is back with a breezy, groove-laden new instrumental, “TTS.” With spring in full swing and the end of the pandemic in sight, “TTS” practically invites the listener to take a toke and let the stress of the world fall away as you’re whisked away on the warm vibes. Cascino’s mind-meltingly stunning accompanying video, with its seamlessly interwoven visuals, takes the listener on an incomparably smart and colorful, feel-good ride. “TTS,” which will releases today, April 20, is taken from a forthcoming full-length album, Yekoms, available June 22.


Today, Internet Money Records/MiraTouch/ 10K Projects’ artist Dro Kenji debuts the music for “Superstar”. Released on April 2, the single has already amassed over 1 million global streams. Directed by Logan Meis, the “Superstar” music video shows the young South Carolina rapper playing with the femme fatale trope, picturing his love interest as a dangerous and powerful genie in a bottle. Dro Kenji’s label debut EP, EAT YOUR HEART OUT, has amassed over 5 million streams since its Feb 26 release.

Gio Dee Independently Releases New Single “Way Up” Today

Way Up” is the follow-up to Gio Dee’s recently released song “Save It”, both found on his forthcoming project coming Summer 2021. The video finds him mobbing with his crew, underscoring the ferocious soundscape and aggressive lyrics. With “Save It,” “Way Up” and more new visuals on the way, Gio Dee is poised to transcend his underdog status.

PENTRAL protest Amazon devastation on ‘Aiming For The Sun’ single

Brazilian progressive rock / metal trio Pentral presents their single ‘Aiming For The Sun’ on the heels of lead tracks ‘All My Wounds’ and ‘Silent Trees’ – all foreshadowing their debut long-player ‘What Lies Ahead of Us’. Set for release in May 2021, this concept album is a reflection on today’s society, presenting the saga of a lowly couple fighting for their lives and sanity.

Alcam | “Get Big” | Music Video

Game Changers Ent. recording artist, Alcam, is about to “Get Big.” St.Louis, MO-based emcee, Alcam uses clever wordplay over a melodic beat to draw the listener to his latest offering. This joyful track produced by Jaywood is another on a long list of recent bangers released by Alcam and his team.

Stream Proper Nouns’ debut LP early via Week in Pop

As a teenager, Proper Nouns singer/guitarist Spencer Compton was diagnosed with an unusual brain lesion – and briefly became a medical curiosity. Unsure how to treat the novel (but benign) condition, his doctors did what seemed obvious to them: they hustled him into unnecessary surgery. Its vaguely preventative goal failed; afterwards, he was left with epilepsy, memory loss and a second surgery. But, for Compton, it’s the situation’s odd inevitability that continues to haunt. “It was a weird kind of malpractice,” he says. “Like an ideological malpractice through medical health washing – surgeons saying, between the lines, ‘Sure, there’s no symptom to treat, but this is what we do.’ An institutional scam.”

UNI Share “Donna Marijuana” Video via Cool Hunting

Uni’s latest over-the-top video (60’s Ed Sullivan meets Pierre Cardin and 90’s MTV) celebrates reefer madness while poking fun at the war on drugs for release on 4/20, premiering with a feature article at Cool Hunting. Directed and edited by Charlotte Kemp Muhl (who played on Jack White’s album, directed a Smashing Pumpkins video, appeared in Jim Jarmush’s newest film) and starring/choreographed by Jack James (co-star of upcoming Showtime series and Uni’s charismatic frontman) who even dons prosthetics to portray Nancy Reagan. Post-Punk also featured the video, praising “Kemp’s unbridled creativity, enthusiasm, and sense of humour is gleefully on full display with Donna Marijuana, and it is a sight to behold, no matter your state of mind.”

Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock announces partnership with Connecticut for statewide music curriculum in schools

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut, through the State Department of Education, is partnering with TeachRock to launch an innovative, standards-aligned arts’ curriculum in schools statewide that empowers teachers to engage with students using the history of popular music and culture. Presented by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, TeachRock works with participating school districts, at no cost, on the integration of classroom lesson plans that connect history, music, and culture in a way that is designed to resonate with students.

“Using popular music to grab students’ attention and pull them into their academic curriculum is a creative way to engage students and help them achieve success in their studies, and I thank TeachRock for developing this program and working with us to bring it to Connecticut schools,” Governor Lamont said.