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On the heels of the release of his DMV homage project OSSHMOB, featuring some of the hottest talent the DMV has to offer, Landover Maryland neophyte Black Fortune reveals a new video for project standout “4 Week Notice” feat. MoneyMarr. Premiered at World Star Hip Hop today, the video doubles down on the explosive energy that has quickly become one of Black Fortune’s trademarks —not only is he the life of the party, he is the party.

Los Esplifs Share Debut Album + Exclusive Interview via BTRtoday

Today, Tucson-based art-psych duo Los Esplifs share their debut LP, ESTRAIK BACK, out now on all DSPs. BTRtoday streamed the album exclusively yesterday alongside an interview with Saul and Caleb, declaring that “the Cumbia sound they are most connected with is never lost, yet there are pieces of many different genres for everyone to love.”

A Chat with Los Esplifs & an Exclusive Pre-Listen to ‘¡ESTRIAK BACK!’


Co-founded by Wharton Business grad and leading OnlyFans creator Jasmine Rice and Stanford engineers and entrepreneurs Jerry Meng and Khoi Le, the exclusive creator-driven app Fanhouse officially launched earlier this month. Available on iOS and Android, the platform allows creators and influencers to monetize their unique content while connecting directly with followers and fostering an intimate community.

The idea was born from Jasmine’s personal experience actively running an OnlyFans account during the pandemic and making six figures. During this time, she subsequently identified the issues and demand for creators to monetize on tailored content. In August 2020, she met co-founder Khoi via Twitter and Jerry who had been previously working in the startup space.

Sydney indie pop group Loretta return with new single ‘Late Night’

Loretta are back with their second release for the year in ‘Late Night’. Another pop burner, the latest from the piece comes heavy with the melodies, catchy vocals and bright production.

It’s a real treat for fans who have been following the band since their early days, while also standing strong as a fresh injection of pop music for newcomers to the fold.

Left/Right and Nick Van House Lean Into Lingering Crossover Breaks on “Forget About It,” featuring Denitia, on IN / ROTATION – April 20

The Dallas-based producer and Broken Music Syndicate founder Left/Right is returning to the label with his fifth appearance, building on a streak that dates back to IN/RO’s earliest days in operation. He is linking up with long-time friend and celebrated photographer/producer Nick Van House on a crossover-leaning breaks collab called “Forget About It,” featuring a stunning vocal delivery from alt-pop singer from Brooklyn, Denitia.

Artist: Nick Van House & Left/Right
Title: Forget About It
Genre: Breaks
Release Date: April 20

“Purple Skies” – The 420 Anthem!

Fort. Lauderdale, Florida-based producer, rapper, singer, songwriter CP Hollywood is set to release his single & music video for “Purple Skies.” Available on digital platforms on 4/20. A song he created while on LIVE with his over 170K TikTok followers. After a long hiatus, CP Hollywood will make his return to music, on his terms.

Young Thug & Unfoonk Release The Video for “Real” Off Of Slime Language 2

Today, Young Thug + Young Stoner Life Records releases the video for “Real” feat. Unfoonk, the second video taken from the groundbreaking Slime Language 2 since its release on Friday.

An introspective track, “Real” sees Young Thug andYoung Stoner Life Records artist Unfoonk and Young Thug come together to look back on the journey to the top, asserting their loyalty to family and their roots. The “Real” video explores the different stages in this journey and examines the trials and tribulations it takes to make it.

American One-Man Raw Death Metal/Punk Aberration Readies Release of Debut 10″ EP

An antihuman display of total sonic barbarism, “Crown on the head of a King of Mud” unifies various schools of thought in the realm of raw, stripped down and purposely under-produced and stylistically regressed forms of audial anarchy. In its unforgiving and mindless quest for total filth and primeval animalistic violence, the release brings us back to early punk-derived releases from Napalm Death, Discharge, G.I.S.M., and (early) Carcass, and follows their natural evolution through the first wave of primitive death metal bands like Nihilist and Autopsy, only to then deliberately skip entire generations of musical progress to embrace instead the chaos and and disarray of contemporary noise and power electronics. The end result is something that while sounding timelessly feral and atavistic also comes with a compelling aura of modernity and experimentalism that places the project among one of the most interesting and still considerably unexplored extremisms of contemporary underground music: the hybridizations of extreme metal and electronic noise that seek new ways to blindside and annihilate the listener and which are shaping up to becoming the most violent and transformative fringes in the underground today.

Exclusive premiere: HUMAN FAILURE “Poison Ideals”

Hooky Rocker from Pretty in Between

Somewhere out there between folk and fury, where jazz rocks out and rock takes a breath, there’s an expanse of musical terrain to be explored. Pretty in Between is the art child of Ohio born and now San Francisco based musician Austin Wasielewski, whose recently released albums with Analog Dog (San Francisco) & Odakota (San Diego) have made quite the impression amongst the California indie scenes and beyond. With a psychedelic blend of rock/pop/jazz fusion, this debut LP is the culmination of many sounds and an underlying thesis.

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.”

icymi – GENTLE SAVAGE Release Lyric Video For New Single ‘Lovin’ Ain’t Easy’!

Lead vocalist Tornado tells the whole story on the single: Lovin’ Ain’t Easy is a presentation of a persons emotional state when without really knowing why, one has been rejected and left stranded by the loved one. In this case the narrator is a male person, but it could be anyone who lives in an intimate relationship with another human being. The mood is neither sad nor aggressive. It’s more like the narrators love affirmation. He leaves the decision whether to quit or to continue in the hands of the beloved woman who’s leaving home.

SPQR release NEW single, Fault Lines, Album due 2022

Whilst the world around them was crippled the band just continued to work, and never really took a minute to stop. Between the last live show they played and now, the band have recorded their album, released an EP, released a compilation album, two (now sold out) vinyl releases, played a live stream for Waves Vienna & Music Venue Trust and, for good health, had several shouts online from their new compadres, Everything Everything.

UV-TV – Exhilarating New Single ‘Back To Nowhere’ out Now || Album: ‘Always Something’ out 28 May

Hot on the heels of acclaimed lead single “Distant Lullaby”, the New York trio kick things up another notch with a cut of breakneck pace that finds a band hurtling towards their new album with breathless intensity.

Railing against the world of constant productivity we find ourselves living in, “Back to Nowhere” sees UV-TV charting an alternative route of their own leisure. Cutting-loose from the societal pressures of the modern age and all its associated anxieties, it’s a track that proudly flies the flag for what the band call: “the art of doing nothing”.

Cj Pandit shares visualizer for poignant & tender ‘New York Time’

Beautifully melancholic, this cathartic offering is a flawless response to a love lost. Effortlessly penned, Cj has been building a reputation for his clever and honest songwriting over the last year and New York Time is a testament to that. Sharing more, Cj explained:

“I never understood the idea of a song being plucked out of the ether or ‘given’ to you by some kind of higher musical power until I wrote New York Time.

I was at the lowest point in my life, I couldn’t shake New York, or a person and situation there, or the weight of my own expectations for creating. I was manic, working all over the place with so many different people, but then went up to Liverpool to write some new songs. Those few days were a real blur, filled with hallucinations and something I can still never quite put my finger on. Like watching a sunset, the knowledge to describe it never quite matches the sight or the experience of it. It’s the most honest I’ve ever been. I have little recollection of that time, but it’s a period and a song I’m incredibly grateful for that means so much more than I could ever put into words.”

PWNT (ffo Pond, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Toro y Moi) | Shares new single & announces album

Although Kosta is fairly new to releasing his own solo material under PWNT, Galanopoulos has been a sideman for over a decade now, performing as one half of Hether and as a drummer with the likes of Joni, Adam Lambert and Magic Giant, playing at Coachella and Bottlerock along the way. The full album was recorded between Kosta’s original home of Cocoa Beach, FL, New York, and LA (where Kosta now lives) – each location plays a huge role in the album’s overall aesthetic, something which is undeniably sunny, warm, and incandescent with this sense of positivity.

Plastic Skin Share Debut Single ‘No Plans’

Plastic Skin is a brand new project comprised of Donovan Ferra of Fallen Roses, Mexico’s Eduardo Lopez, and newcomer Jorge Porragas. Their sound is a mixture of genres and influences oscillating between lo-fi beats, bossa nova, jazz, r&b and Latin music. The trio’s debut single ‘No Plans’ is due for release on 21st April via Majestic Casual.

TORA announce third album A Force Majeure, release shuffling indie-pop single “Why Won’t You Wait”

Australian band Tora today announce the release of their much anticipated third album A Force Majeure, out September 3rd. Accompanying today’s announcement is the lead single from the album, “Why Won’t You Wait”.

The tracks on A Force Majeure oscillate between the ethereal and the stirring. Delicate piano meets seductive rhythms and production with references to electronica, R&B and indie-pop all present across its 11 tracks.

THE NOVUS – Rising Birmingham punks announce debut EP ‘Thaleia Standing’ // Hear new single ‘I Serve Not’

Leading the Gen-Z charge fuelled by council-estate angst, and longing for escape from small-town mentalities, fast-rising Midlands outfit THE NOVUS today confirm their eagerly anticipated debut EP, ‘Thaleia Standing’ – due Friday 18th June.

[indie/rock] Sara Bug Streams New Single “Ride on Sundys” – Egghunt Records Debut Due May 14

Here’s a few words from Sara on the track: It’s a play on words I guess. Sitting inside writing on a sunday afternoon instead of out in the sun driving or riding or at the lake with my friends. Ride on Sundys is about the guilt of being sad and trying to bandage it with isolation.

Awe Kid – Eve (Official Video)

A few words about the video:

“We follow Eve as she moves through disparate universes and explores the connection she has
to each. In nature she appears lost, her synthetic bodysuit jarring against the organic backdrop. Arriving in an urban setting, Eve treads with yet more caution, unwilling even to touch the cold, hard concrete of her surroundings. It’s only when Eve transcends her physical limitations – taking on digital form – that she is finally free to move entirely without restraint. Inside this new reality she is in control and boundless. As Eve simultaneously creates and explores her own world, she imagines new possibilities for the future of humankind.”

PIZZAGIRL releases electro-pop stomper ‘Bullet Train’

Liverpool alt-pop icon Pizzagirl reveals technicoloured electro stomper ‘Bullet Train’ today, the second taste of upcoming album ‘Softcore Mourn’ – out July 16th via Heist or Hit (Her’s, Brad Stank, Eades) – and announces an October tour and album track-listing.

Tantzz and Jetfly Multz are back with their latest bouncy, feel-good track ‘Envy You’

‘Envy You’ is the new bouncy, feel-good track from Manchester rapper Tantzz and ally Jetfly Multz. The two, who have previously collaborated on known tracks like ‘Swervin’ and ‘Bando Habits’, have this time linked up on something a little more melodic, yet still effortlessly spar back and forth on the riddim to create this easy-listening, catchy vibe.

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard Releases New Single + Video “New Age Millennial Magic”

Hotly-tipped Welsh band Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have today released their brand new single and video “New Age Millennial Magic” via Missing Piece Records / Communion. The single serves as a tantalising bridge between where the band have come from and where they’re heading next, with a full length debut record currently in the works. Under the Radar praised “New Age Millennial Magic” and the band’s “no-nonsense pastiche of ‘70s glam and garage rock.”

Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons) shares new single “Promises”

Following the recent announcement of his much-anticipated second solo album “Devastations”, artist and musician Andrew Hung has shared a video for a new single from the album entitled “Promises”.

The new video was directed by cult director Jim Hosking, who Hung has previously worked with soundtracking “The Greasy Strangler” (winner best comedy at the Empire awards) and “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn”. The video features Joe Walters, who starred in “The Greasy Strangler”.

UK Country Artist Tim Prottey-Jones partners with Stephanie Quayle on new track “Until I Do”

As founder member of Decca/Universal UK recording artists The Wandering Hearts, Tim Prottey-Jones received his Opry debut in 2018. During the bucket-list trip to America, he shared stages with the likes of Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart & John Prine in such prestigious venues as The Ryman Auditorium, The Bluebird Cafe & Graceland. The band toured extensively throughout the UK, supporting such iconic artists as Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, and Eric Clapton in a string of Hyde Park shows.

SINGLE REVIEW: Until I Do – Tim Prottey-Jones ft. Stephanie Quayle

EELS unveil stop-motion music video for “Earth to Dora”

The music video finds Dora stranded on the moon, surrounded by otherworldly sadness and surreal depictions of misery, and it’s up to E to convince her it’s time to come back down to Earth. Immortalized in paint by award-winning Welsh director Isabel Garrett, E and Dora’s story plays out across a mystical stop-motion animation tale of friendship and support.

Tim Ayre shares road trip ready new single ‘Miami Drive’

On the track, Tim shares: ‘With the lack of travel recently I was writing songs that made me think about being away somewhere. ‘Miami Drive’ initially started with that idea. Things took a funny turn when Ollie (the music video director) and I got together to work out how we could shoot a clip about Miami while being stuck in Australia. We eventually found a street in regional Victoria called Miami Drive so we made our way down there hoping to film some bits for the video – instead of palm trees and sunshine we were met with servos and chiko rolls, in a funny way it showed an amazing side to Australian holiday culture.’

2021’s Most Gambling-Addicted States & Kentucky Derby Facts & History Infographic – WalletHub Reports

With gambling addictions rising during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Kentucky Derby soon to kick off, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Most Gambling-Addicted States, as well as accompanying videos, along with its Kentucky Derby Facts & History infographic.

THE NAGGING DOUBTS – Release simmering new post-punk EP ‘Autocalm’ via Scenic Drive

The Nagging Doubts were still at High School in Sydney when they made their first acclaimed EP, ‘Deug Lane’, which was lovingly catapulted into the world via ex-Lemonheads drummer Nic Dalton on his label imprint Half A Cow. A year on and, following an introduction by Dalton, the band found themselves in a studio working on mixes with acclaimed producer Wayne Connolly (The Vines, You Am I, Youth Group) and stepping into a new direction: all darkly simmering, glittery post-punk ambience; and punchy, Peter Hook inspired baselines.

Kaylee Elizabeth Announces Debut Album ‘Playing With Fire’ Out 6/11/21, Shares First Single/Video “Not Be Told”

Across the soul-searching and seeking Playing With Fire, Kaylee Elizabeth reflects on themes of shortcomings and asking for forgiveness, being honest about desires and doubts, the surrender of bitterness and resentment, and the peace and joy that can bring. Her voice is soft but sure, warm but direct, and seasoned by time spent in Ireland studying traditional singing, as well as years on the road with The Native Sibling (her duo with her older brother). And while these are her first songs written solo, creating Playing With Fire felt like a homecoming as she returned to the guitar after years playing keys.

Fivio Foreign drops new track and visuals to “Self Made”

Following a string of critically acclaimed and street heat releases in 2020, the NYC hotshot serves up an immaculate AXL Beats and You Beat produced cut back by moody acoustic strings and trademark heavy kicks – acting as a timely reminder of the Brooklyn drill rapper’s undeniable talent and hunger for more.