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Dräger shares new single “Are We Gonna Make It?”

Less than a month away from the release of his debut album, Goths à la Discothèque, Brooklyn-based musician and creator Dräger has shared the new single “Are We Gonna Make It?”. The song shifts through an indie rock meets new wave soundscape, highlighted by dreamy synths and Dräger’s emotional vocal delivery. On the meaning behind the track, he puts it best stating:


The tape chronicles LeftEye’s early life in the East Atlanta neighborhood Edgewood and his attraction to hustling on the streets. Today, the area is rapidly gentrifying, but LeftEye paints a picture of a different neighborhood, riddled by governmental neglect. At a young age, LeftEye was shipped out of his locality to attend a school for disobedient children, and throughout Money on My Head, he examines how these experiences shaped him.

Melodic Death Metal Powerhouse HIRAES Announces Debut Album “Solitary”

Fast-rising St. Louis, MO, USA based black metal export STORMRULER recently announced the impending release of their infernal, fantasy battle-inspired full-length offering, Under The Burning Eclipse (May 28, 2021 via Napalm Records), alongside the release of an epic first music video for the opus “Reign Of The Winged Duke”. Today, the band is following up with a second new track – the searing, dynamic “Of Hollowed Souls & Distant Flame” – along side a brand new lyric video.

BODYSNATCHER Unleashes Cover Of Hatebreed Classic, “Smash Your Enemies;”

Comments BODYSNATCHER drummer, Chris Whited, of the decision to cover the twenty-five-year-old anthem, “Under The Knife by Hatebreed was an EP that changed my taste in music growing up. Hatebreed paved the way for heavy underground music. Without them, bands like BODYSNATCHER wouldn’t exist. We just wanted to pay respects to a band that we feel deserves it. We recorded a cover of ‘Smash Your Enemies’ back in October 2020 so we’re super pumped for people to finally hear it.”


The video exclusively premiered on BTR Today who said, “Melodic and emotional, ‘Sleep Well’ portrays a hurt heart, trying to figure it all out. The vocals are soothing and sing about loss while the instrumentation is aggressive and robust.” They continue about the second single, “‘Friend’ transitions into a slower melody that feels softer and more hopeful. But it eventually builds up to feel upbeat and celebratory. The video shows this transition through a trip in the sky across the big city—from one heart to another.”

A Double Video Premiere from Anonymous NY Duo Newspoke

Indie-pop Artist Wolf Saga releases ‘Fall Out’

Indie-pop artist Wolf Saga has released the noteworthy song, ‘Fall Out’, taken from his authentic self-titled album (18 November, 2020). On the album, listeners will find eight songs, one to honour each year of Wolf Saga’s career. The musician is known for his vibrant stage presence, appearing at the WayHome Festival (Neil Young, Sam Smith, Alt-J) as well as Wake The Giant Festival (Metric, July Talk). The talented artist was a JUNO Masterclass Finalist in 2018 and was named RBC’s Canada’s Emerging Artist. Wolf Saga has received radio play from Sirius XM and CBC and has reached over 3.3 million plays across streaming platforms.

SETH Premieres New Song and Music Video, “Les Océans du Vide”

French black metal pioneers SETH have teamed up with Black Metal Promotion to release the new song “Les Océans du Vide!” The song and its accompanying music video, which was made by Guilherme Henriques.

Emma Garell Band New Single/Video “BAD INTENTIONS” with TLG Entertainment/SongRiverPR

The Emma Garell band have returned to the scene with their latest single/video “Bad Intentions”. Taking time during this pandemic afforded the band a gift of songwriting, recording, and producing their sound, honing in closer yet to who they are clearly defining to be. “Bad Intentions” brings the sultry pop vibes to the sensual rock mode – a marriage that subsequently embodies the lead vocalist, Emma Garell. Undeniably Emma is a talent that knows no limits in her vocal abilities and stage presence. Embracing the likes of Jim Morrison on stage in appeal to the vocals of Lana del Rey and at times Emmy Lou Harris as Emma can flip through the Blues, Rock, Metal, Classic Rock, Indie, Americana, Folk, Pop with ease… like a gentle butterfly kissing each note as she takes command. Along with her band and album due out this year, the road to playing live and writing more music is wide-open.

Islands share new single “Set The Fairlight”

Last month, Islands returned from retirement with a bang with the announce of their first new album in 5 years, Islomania (out June 11th on Royal Mountain Records), and shared the single “(We Like To) Do It With The Lights On.” The track ignited immediate excitement from the press, with Rolling Stone describing the track as “a catchy bit of dance-pop led by an irrepressible bass line and a vocal performance from Nick Thorburn that flits between blasé, charming, and exuberant” and Consequence calling it “a sleek and colorful club cut [that’s] a hell of a lot of fun,” alongside praise from outlets like Pitchfork, Stereogum, and BrooklynVegan. Today, Islands are sharing a second single from the album “Set The Fairlight.”

T-TOPS release second single ‘Palomino’

Pittsburgh’s high-energy punk rockers T-TOPS have released another new track taken from their forthcoming sophomore full-length “Staring at a Static Screen”, which will hit stores hard on May 28. The second single ‘Palomino’ combines anger with a catchy tune and early thrash spirit.

EVERGREEN – Cover by Pantelis Gargoulakis & Sia Koskina

There are only a few things we can do when in lockdown. Music, has the ability to make us feel genuine happiness, fly through open skies, dance in green landscapes, freeing our soul and widening our imagination!


Black River Delta have just released the music video of their latest single “California Sun.” This hard-driving track is the third single from the Swedish band’s forthcoming studio album. The foursome have released two previous LPs – Devil on the Loose (2016) and Vol. II (2018), and are set to drop their latest heavy-hitting full-length effort Shakin’ this June.

VEN Shares New Track “Sorry” || Announces ‘VEN’ EP Due Out 5/28 On Prolifica Inc.

New single “Sorry”, is the third track to be released under Shudall’s new moniker and follows singles “hey bro” and “H8 Lovin”. The new project offers a unique and intimate insight into the more personal inner workings of Shudall’s creative mind, offering a fresh space for an unfettered musical output to explore a more experimental and electronic-leaning sound.

John Andrews & The Yawns’ share “River of Doubt” vid ft. Woods, Daniel Bachman, Quilt, Little Wings and more

John Andrews is picking flowers from each corner of his life and presenting you with an unusual bouquet. His imaginary band “The Yawns” are back! Third time’s a charm. In hockey terms, they call it a “hat trick” and you know who’s always wearing a ratty old hat? John Andrews. Three years in the making and we have COOKBOOK, the third, and most colorful record from your favorite New Hampshire based craftsman.

GHOST IRIS Share New Single “Cult” – New Album ‘Comatose’ Out May 7th

Danish metalcore four-piece GHOST IRIS have released a visualizer for their new single “cult”. The track is the fourth and final single off their upcoming studio album ‘Comatose’, which comes out May 7th, 2021 on Long Branch Records.

WALKING BOMBS: Ghost Cult Premieres “Focus Shifting The Apocalypse;”

The project of Morgan Y. Evans, joined by a cast of collaborators, WALKING BOMBS here delivers a musical study in navigating regretful occurrences in humanity with Tears We Should Have Shed. It is a record steeped in sorrows and triumphs, delivered through a wide range of varied musical styles.

Silverstein Release New Single + Music Video “Bankrupt”

Just after celebrating 20 years together and having their album, A Beautiful Place To Drown, receive a JUNO Award-nomination for Rock Album of the Year, legendary post-hardcore outfit Silverstein hit us with a standout, anthemic new single and video – “Bankrupt.”

Cautious Clay’s debut album Deadpan Love out 6/25, new single and video “Karma & Friends” today

Deadpan Love, which includes previously released singles “Roots,” “Dying In The Subtlety,” and “Agreeable,” wraps influences from R&B, hip hop and indie pop in Cautious’ trademark sophisticated songwriting and jazz- and blues-inflected instrumentation. The album finds Cautious collaborating with a host of notable co-writers including Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele, HAIM), Jim-E Stack (Caroline Polachek, Empress Of), Daniel Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo, FINNEAS), Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Kelly Clarkson), Ammar Malik (Maroon 5, Halsey) and Sir Nolan (Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez), plus a collaboration with Chicago rapper Saba.

Scott Robert Allen (ex-Thunderbirds Are Now!) shares video for “Here Comes Our Family”

“It was a surprising pleasure to be able to find love in music again because I honestly never expected to write music again,” says Allen, who spent much of the ’00s breaking ground on the international indie rock stage as a member of Red Shirt Brigade and Thunderbirds Are Now! “After picking up an instrument for the first time after almost a decade things finally got exciting. While everyone is adapting to life in the pandemic differently, and I don’t want to undermine anyone’s hardship if that is their experience, given the opportunity of time I was able to separate my brain from the daily norms and record something that became a solo album.”

Premiere: Scott Robert Allen reveals new video for the beautifully plaintive ‘Here Comes Our Family’

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

Bulletproof Messenger released their brand new single “The Divide” to all digital outlets today! 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.

REAL WORLD New York Rocker ANDRE COMEAU Releases New Single “CLEAN BREAK”

Best known as the “long-haired rocker” from the original season of MTV’s groundbreaking reality show The Real World, Andre enjoyed a decade of success with indie Rock band Reigndance (heavily featured in the original MTV series), before relocating to Los Angeles and launching a series of his own projects. The latest, his current eponymous Rock incarnation, released their debut EP in 2020, with a full-length album to follow in 2021. Despite being labelled” the ultimate embodiment of Gen X Slackerdom…” by The New York Times, Comeau has forged a 30+ year career in music, on his own terms.


With their upcoming EP “Til Nord” (Eng.: “Northward”) legendary Norwegian folk rockers GÅTE achieve a stunning transformation. The band from Trøndelag, the area surrounding the ancient west coast harbour city of Trondheim, is delivering an emotive, epic collection of tracks revisiting some of their own classics and adding a new track as a taste of great things to come. They are delving even deeper into the musical past of their country, with a contemporary approach. “Kjærleik” (Eng.: Love) was the first single from the coming EP, and now the video is ready for release! It is a stunning music video shot in the forests of Trøndelag, Norway by Ragnarok Film.