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KIND VILLAIN Release Official Music Video for High Energy, Next Gen-Pop/Rock 

KIND VILLAIN, founded by award-winning artist and performer Ev V Frederick (F19 BAND) have released the official music video for their a cover of the KHALID track “8TEEN,” off of the R&B / Pop artist’s 2017 EP, American Teen. The track was produced and mixed by Paul Trust (Morgan Wallen / Starset), with the video directed by Linda Lopez of Cover Nation, and features the band performing at at a local arcade where some of the band played games as kids.

Fred Lee & The Restless release “Devil’s Chokehold” single

Fredrik Lindkvist, mostly knowns as the former singer and frontman of Swedish hardcore band Totalt Jävla Mörker, has signed to Lövely records. Under the artist name Fred Lee, he will will release his solo debut album “Sleepwalking in Daylight” in summer 2021.

Genrefluid Visionaries LORD OF THE LOST to Release New Studio Album, “JUDAS”

German genrefluid visionaries LORD OF THE LOST prove that they have matured both musically and lyrically, and return with their seventh studio album, JUDAS, out July 2, 2021 via Napalm Records.

With this remarkable offering, the five-piece cement their position as exceptional artists that can’t be pigeonholed once more, which their brand new harbinger and single “Priest”, out today, is already proof of. The very first song immediately unveils a leitmotif that runs through the whole record and serves as a uniting symbiosis for the double album, divided in two conceptual parts, Damnation and Salvation, with 24 songs in total.


Endless hours in the van, playing festival shows across 10 countries; UK-based collective Bare Jams remember the Summer of 2019 fondly. Getting ready for their return on the road the band, with their unique mix of reggae, dub, soul, pop and ska, release a cover of legendary Fat Freddy’s Drop song Blackbird; a tune that the band can always agree on when arguing over what music to listen to.

AmpliVox Celebrates the Sounds of Jazz – and Great Sound Everywhere

AmpliVox Sound Systems has been celebrating the sounds of jazz for a long time, but especially during April Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Appreciation Day, April 30. The celebration includes a tribute to some of the great jazz artists in every category – Female singer, Ella Fitzgerald; Male singer, Frank Sinatra; Clarinet, Benny Goodman; Trombone, Glenn Miller; Piano Duke Ellington; Guitar, Les Paul; Bass, Charles Mingus; Trumpet, Miles Davis; Saxophone, John Coltrane. It also includes New York singer Carla Bordonada, as she reprised the famous song “At Last,” made popular by rhythm and blues singer Etta James. Bordonada sings the song using an AmpliVox SW915, precursor to the SW925-96 Audio Travel Partner, featuring 96 channel, interference free wireless sound.

Moka Efti Orchestra Releases ‘Erstausgabe’

Moka Efti Orchestra is an international sensation that first gained notoriety on the hit Netflix series “Babylon Berlin.” The 14 member ensemble were first cast as musicians for the series and are all renowned players. The group was pieced together by composer and show music supervisor Nikko Weidemann, & composer Mario Kamien , along with saxophonist/arranger Sebastian Borkowski. The series invites the viewer into the Moka Efti, a re-creation of the famous pre-World War II Berlin club, with the goal to bring back the music and the vibe of the 20´s. The Moka Efti was an entertainment palace during 1920s Berlin and is also a prominent set location for the TV series.

TOBi Releases “Family Matters” Feat. Flo Milli

Comments TOBi on the new version: “This one was made on a short trip to London. This life is complex. I wrote it from the perspective of a working man trying to get it all for his loved ones but still faced with daily vices and inner struggles. Temptations. To have Flo Milli on the record too is a dope connection: and her bars fit perfectly for the track.”

Liar Thief Bandit Stream New Video – “Feather”

Garage Rockers Liar Thief Bandit stream brand new video – “Feather” via The Ripple Effect. The track released on all major platforms April 23rd.

Tyne-James Organ shares new track “London’s Calling” | Debut album “Necessary Evil” released May 21 via Dew Process

London’s Calling features Organ’s well-worn soul naked and on display, a voice fried with emotion and anguish, with heartbreak at its core. “I wrote London’s Calling early 2019 with one of my best mates Luke Rundle. It’s about the day I found out an old friend was moving back to London. There’d been a gap of conversation for a good 18 months. So much I wanted to say, but didn’t have the words. The day I got the message it all just fell out of me. It’s not about changing what is, or what could have been but just looking back at all the good that it was. I think we naturally forget about the good times within relationships after they’re over, and only focus on the end. Yes, it sucks but it happens. We live and we learn from it. I still haven’t sent that message I thought I would’ve but I guess this is it. I finished this one up in Byron last year with Chris Collins and I’m really proud of what came out,” says Organ of the track.

Queer alt-hip hop artist Lex Leosis announces ‘Terracotta’ EP & shares sunny, tropical beat-infused single “Won’t Wait” today

Toronto-based queer alt-hip hop artist, Lex Leosis, announces her new EP, Terracotta, will be dropping just in time for peak summer vibes, and arriving on July, 9, 2021. Today, the now Tiktok rap battle champ and former member of the Toronto all-female rap group, The Sorority, shares the debut single from the new project, the sunny, tropical-beat infused, “Won’t Wait.” The new track offers a breezy, bouncy beat under Leosis’ vulnerable lyrics and she yearns for real talk and love, but not at the expense of self-worth.

Nuclear New Single & Video ϟ Explosive Alt Rock Pop

Following the release of her viral rock cover of Miley Cyrus’s “Midnight Sky”, which garnered over 341.5K views, Izzy is unveiling her explosive new single “Nuclear.” Featuring UK rap artist Ben Hunter, the almighty alt-rock-pop fireball of energy combines electric, raucous sass in a mix of fearsome beats and muffled, gritty guitar. Screaming enough is enough, the mantra of this song sits on a tidal wave of frustration, narrating the darkside of a relationship and how people can become the furthest thing from who they really are. Izzy shares, “This song has really paved the way for my new sound as an artist. I love big crunchy guitars and stompy beats, and the freedom to go from low and creepy, to high as the clouds with my voice!” With an underlying theme of empowerment in dark times, Izzy provides a voice that we can cling on to, emphasizing that we can do whatever we put our minds to.

LORDS OF ALTAMONT: blast new single “Living With The Squares” on New Noise Magazine!

Californian garage rock spearhead THE LORDS OF ALTAMONT announce the release of their seventh studio album ‘Tune In, Turn On, Electrify!’ this July 9th on Heavy Psych Sounds, and share a galvanic first track entitled “Living With The Squares” exclusively on New noise Magazine!

This 7th chapter of THE LORDS OF ALTAMONT’s body of work strikes with an unapologetic conviction built up from 22 years of soul seasoning and nonstop rock action, fine tuning their iconic fuel-injected sound. Recorded during the pandemic with members across the globe, this is not only an experiment in creativity but also a testament to the LOA brotherhood, dedication to ‘the old ways’ and paying homage to their sonic forefathers. ‘Tune In, Turn On, Electrify!’ takes a ride through the mental landscape of the four musicians: thrusting raw, aggressive garage punk in your face, then flips the script inviting you on elaborate psychedelic trip.

Track Premiere: The Lords of Altamont – ‘Living With The Squares’

MILO to release new single: What’s The Matter

Last November, MILO released their debut album ‘Bright Flowers Of Indigo’ in the midst of the pandemic. The band managed to organize an album release show in pop venue Hedon, Zwolle. Due to the great enthusiasm of their fans, they played two sold-out shows. Great reviews followed, both nationally and internationally.

Milan Ring Shares New Track “BS” Feat. Che Lingo || Out Now On Astral People Recordings / [PIAS]

Today Milan Ring returns with new single “BS” featuring rising London-based rapper Che Lingo, out now via Astral People Recordings / [PIAS]. In a sentiment sure to resonate with fans around the world, Milan Ring says of the track: “Life keeps throwing us BS but how are we going to deal with it?” Listen and watch the dreamy accompanying video –

Zero Trust (Coheed and Cambria, Bulldoze) share “Get It” music video and vinyl variant for debut EP

The New York-based group Zero Trust shared the new music video for their track “Get It” alongside an interview with vocalist BJ Allen on Afropunk today. The track is one of the band’s dual singles released last month via Equal Vision Records in the form of a self-titled EP. “Get It” is an anthemic slow-burn track that boasts a soaring chorus led by Allen’s poignant lyrics. Zero Trust, formed as a creative outlet during the ongoing pandemic, is completed by members of Coheed and Cambria, Bulldoze, Full Scale Riot, Agents of Man, Skarhead, and more.


Texas punk rockers RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS will release a new 7″ vinyl record titled “RAMOTORHEAD,” featuring covers of RAMONES and MOTORHEAD tracks, on May 7th with Anxious & Angry Records. Debuting first at BrooklynVegan.com, their cover of “Bonzo Goes To Bitburg,” featuring backing vocals from CJ Ramone, is available to stream now!

Jaz Elise Drops New Video Today | RCA Records x In.Digg.Nation Collective’s Newest Jamaican R&B Artist Declares She’s “A Vibe”

Boasting the best of both worlds – “bad gyal” and “fully-educated” – the rising songstress Jaz Elise proclaims why she is “a vibe” on her new visualizer for “Elevated,” out today. The Jamaican-born singer lures in the listener showcasing her choreography skills in this stark monochromatic video directed by Rayon McClean. Jaz Elise and her dancers don crisp white attire while synchronizing their movements against the matching spray-painted speaker boxes.


The song delivers another taste of the band’s upcoming new material. And there’s a lot of it. In response to the new material, the band states, “när de du älskar kommer tillbaka från de döda – måsstaden under vatten 2021 (- When the ones you love return from the dead – måsstaden under vatten 2021).”

VILDHJARTA Remains Devastating With New Song "När De Du Älskar Kommer Tillbaka Fran De Döda"

The High Plains Drifters Release Music Video for “Since You’ve Been Gone”

“‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ was written years ago from a place of great pain. I was young, naive, and believed I had found my “one and only”. I was over the moon for her, so high that I could’ve been orbiting the sun, but she crashed me to earth in a fireball that burned my heart to a crisp. Being dumped by her triggered this song’s lyrics and melody,” shared Studnicky. “As I wrote the lyrics, I sought to capture that sense of devastation that comes from a huge heartbreak. There would be no brave face on this song’s narrator — he feels nothing but a crushing sense of loss and longing. And he’s too embarrassed to admit to anyone that she’s gone.”

Metal Supergroup LIVING WRECKAGE Debuts First Single and Video, “Breaking Point”

LIVING WRECKAGE, featuring members of Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Act Of Defiance, Death Ray Vision, Downpour and Let Us Prey, is smashing into the metal scene with the debut of the supergroup’s first single and video, “Breaking Point.”

Jackboy Shares New Single + Video

Sniper Gang rapper Jackboy returns with a brand new single “Protecting My Energy” out now via Empire. The track is accompanied by a feel good visual showing the young rapper enjoying life experiences like skydiving and skiing, with lyrics that speak to staying pure hearted after overcoming betrayal. Jackboy has shaped up to be one of the South’s most promising rising rappers following a consistent run of singles and albums. He’s covered Preme Mag and his hometown paper, Miami New Times, garnered press praise from Complex, Revolt, Hypebeast, UPROXX, XXL, and more, and is taking the stage at Rolling Loud Miami on July 25.

Savannah Conley Releases “Being Around You” Official Video

Known for penning lyrics that are both deeply personal to Savannah while universal for any listener to be able to relate to, “Being Around You” is a perfect glimpse into Savannah’s upcoming EP — a body of work that showcases the rising artist’s ability to set herself apart from other songwriters in her genre. Praised by the likes of American Songwriter and Rolling Stone for the narratives she weaves throughout her songwriting, it’s clear that Savannah Conley is one of Nashville’s strongest emerging young songwriters.


“The songs are about the love we have for ourselves, the love we have for our friends, and the love we can show the environment around us,” Taylor explains.


In his newest visual, Q returns with a Greatest Showman inspired video which casts light on two lead black ballet dancers, showcasing each of their stories before eventually coming together onstage. Shot and directed by Loris Russier in the Tri-State area, the artistic new visual centers around the young pair as creative directed by Q Marsden himself.

Dispatch Release “Stoned Enough To Gather In The Night” – Listen Now

The songs on Break Our Fall speak not only to Chadwick Stokes’ and Brad Corrigan’s personal evolution, but to human nature itself, charting a course from denial and resistance to growth and acceptance through deep introspection and empathetic character studies. For Stokes and Corrigan, the only constant these past few years has been change: marriage, birth, death, departure. Add to that an exceedingly tense political climate, long-overdue reckonings on racial justice/gender equality, and a runaway global pandemic, and you’ve got Break Our Fall, an album that enriches Dispatch’s distinguished legacy, on which the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed in full force.