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Lil Gotit & NAV Stay Cool Under Pressure the “Burnt N Turnt” Video

Lil Gotit is quickly rising through the ranks of the trap game with his superior beat-riding ability. Getting lit two times over, the Atlanta native shares his new video for “Burnt N Turnt.” A duet with NAV, who complements Gotit with his melodic flexes, “Burnt N Turnt” is a simmering trap track with production from Mike Hector. Directed by Whipalo, the video has a creepy and surreal vibe that perfectly suits the mood of the song. Gotit and NAV hide out in an abandoned safehouse as disembodied hands try their hardest to burst through the walls–unfazed, Gotit bides his time by reading a burning newspaper.

HDR submission | Dallas David Ochoa – If These Walls EP

Here is the album description: The tracks on “If These Walls” were inspired by the many legends, ghost stories, and myths from some of the more note-worthy locales Dallas has come across in his travels. As Dallas describes it: “The songs evoke the feeling you get when you walk through an old hotel drenched in history or the comforting chill you get on a deserted beach blanketed in heavy fog.”

#1 Billboard Charting Artist Kitt Wakeley releases second single from forthcoming album “Symphony Of Sinners And Saints”

Songwriter/composer/arranger/producer Kitt Wakeley releases the second single from his upcoming album, “Symphony of Sinners and Saints”. Following his successful previous single, “Conflicted” featuring Joe Satriani, the new orchestral rock opus is titled “Sinners and Saints” is available on all major DSPs including iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, and more. Wakeley’s previous release, “Conflicted,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s “Hard Rock Digital Song Sales” chart, No. 6 on the Billboard “Rock Digital Song Sales” chart, and No. 18 on Billboard’s “Hot Hard Rock Songs” chart!


South Carolina’s newest budding pop-rock brother duo Practically Paradise is excited to release their second single and visual “Nyquil”. Following their debut single “On Read”, “Nyquil” shows vocalist Steven Bolin and drummer Reed Bolin stumbling through a drug-addled haze, getting lost in addiction as Steven’s relationship crumbles around him. Although the single and visual are primarily centered around a dismal topic, Practically Paradise use poppy guitars and clean flowing vocals to convey a feeling of hope and reminder that every battle can be temporary if you allow yourself to ask for help.

The VANNS share new single and video ‘Red Light’ ahead of hotly anticipated Australian tour dates

It’s a big week for fans of The VANNS, as the South Coast favourites make their return with the charged up new single ‘Red Light’. The single, the band’s first new music since the release of their acclaimed debut album Through The Walls in 2019, is The VANNS at their strongest.

Harry Hudson – “Take My Time” Video Out Now

“Take My Time” is the latest single off Harry’s sophomore album, Hey, I’m Here For You (out now via MSFTS/Roc Nation) and comes on the heels of the newly completed Hey, I’m Here For You Teen Lounge at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which Harry led the charge on and was funded by friend Kylie Jenner, who made a $500,000 donation in his honor, and Teen Cancer America. We’d love to highlight how Harry pursues his passions through his music and how he and his socially conscious friends put their energy into philanthropic causes and support one another’s initiatives, using their platforms to inspire others to stay positive, hopeful and persevere during difficult times.

Liar Thief Bandit Stream New single – “Feather”

Liar Thief Bandit will release their third album “Deadlights” on May 14, 2021. The album contains 12 tracks of modern-sounding and forward-thinking Scandinavian garage rock and will be released on digital, vinyl, and CD format. Liar Thief Bandit effortlessly blends smooth guitar licks, infectious hooks, and uplifting lyrics with a ton of live-rock energy, creating an album that easily would pass for a best-of collection of singles. Recorded in Tambourine Studios, who launched the career of The Cardigans among others, and produced by Erik Sunding, who’s been the engineer/producer for bands such as Terrible Feelings and Bob Hund. The production on “Deadlights” is spotless, taking the spirit of Garage rock revival to a completely new level. Deadlights is released on The Sign Records, who’ve previously worked with Liar Thief Bandit for the release of the band’s 2019 7″ split single “Virtue Not a Vice / Saved by Rock n Roll” together with Grande Royale. Nothing can stop Liar Thief Bandit – get ready.


Psychedelic doom metallers Book of Wyrms have just released a new song, “Speedball Sorcerer”. The track, which has just been premiered by The Obelisk, is taken from Book of Wyrms’ upcoming third LP. Occult New Age is out on May 7 2021 and is the band’s first album to be released on Desert Records.

Crammed with classic heavy riffs, prog rock synths, ethereal vocals, and a foreboding organ part, “Speedball Sorcerer” recalls 70s hard rock bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple as well as stoner and doom groups such as Orange Goblin and Kyuss.

The Caleb Daugherty Band’s New Single, “Where Does A Hobo Go,” Looks Back On A Lost Way Of Life

The track features bright banjo, striking fiddle and Caleb’s signature baritone voice. As hypnotic as the ringing of the rails, this song is Bluegrass-to-the-bone. Written by Jessie Baker, this classic barnburner should put The Caleb Daugherty Band at the front and center of the genre. “Where Does A Hobo Go” is the second single from their upcoming album for KDM Records and was produced by the band.


Chalk Portraits, the ambient solo project of Metal Injection’s Greg Kennelty, has released “Memory III”, from his upcoming album “Memory” via Ghost Cult Magazine.

Greg commented “Memory III’ is my favorite song off Memory. I love that it’s in 5/4 and has this long, drawn out feel to it, with everything coming together on the fifth beat every time once all the instruments enter. Plus, the arpeggiator bouncing off itself adds a really cool atmosphere. Of the Chalk Portraits songs I’ve written so far this year, ‘Memory III’ is definitely my most listened to.”


American extreme metal band SOUR TIMES have released a lyric video for “Duality”. The track is from their upcoming release “The 11th Hour” which will be released on May 14th.

The band commented “We at Sour Times are stoked to announce the release of our first single, Duality, off of our upcoming album “The 11th Hour”. We hope it captures the fury this era seems to embody. We endeavored to show you a clear view of America today: A corporate police state where greed is the law of the land. Our populace distracted and compliantly blinded to the atrocities committed by that state in the hope that they can one day be part of the ruling class through submission. All of our society’s ills blamed on the helpless poor as swift and violent brutality is dealt to anyone who dares to resist the wickedness of the machine. Profit over people, at all costs. The song aims to serve as both observation and warning that evil continues to thrive under the indifference of decent people. We hope it hits the mark!”


Today Lil Yachty has shared his highly-anticipated mixtape “Michigan Boy Boat.” The long awaited 14-track offering features a comprehensive who’s who of rappers from Detroit and Flint including Tee Grizzley, Sada Baby, Babyface Ray, Louis Ray, YN Jay, RMC Mike, Veeze, Baby Smoove, Icewear Vezzo, Rio Da Yung OG, Baby Tron, Krispy Life Kidd, and Slap Savage. On Wednesday, Yachty unveiled a behind-the-scenes trailer filmed in the Great Lake State.


Pop singer/songwriter Salem Ilese releases new single “About a Breakup,” out now via 10K Projects/Homemade Projects. This is her second single released ahead of her upcoming EP, ‘(L)only Child,’ out May 21. In “About a Breakup” Salem sings, “the world’s too fucked / to cry about a break up,” comparing her own personal sadness against that of the world around her. “It’s funny. I wrote this before quarantine and all that happened in 2020. At the time we were just talking about the devastating fires in Australia. Little did we know that was only the beginning,” she explains.