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Consistently keeping his rapidly growing fanbase fed with new music, Damien dropped his debut track “Catch Me” last November and has since released “Monsters,” “Here’s ur chance,” “i can’t stop,” “Ride,” “Ashes,” “Insecurities,” and most recently “To The Moon.” Releasing his music as fast as he experiences his emotions, Damien over 200k monthly listeners on Spotify in four months.

Luminous Kid (Olof Grind) releases debut album w/ lead single feat. Phoebe Bridgers

Multi-talented experimental pop singer-songwriter Luminous Kid (Olof Grind) releases his debut album at the end of the dream. Known globally for his Phoebe Bridgers’ Punisher album photographs and featured work in Vogue, i-D and 1883 Magazine, at the end of the dream is a collection of stories born from his trip around the world that he couldn’t tell with just his eyes, available now at all digital streaming platforms.


The track, which is produced by Daddy Yankee, Chris Jedi, Gaby Music and Dimelo Ninow, gallops right out of the gate with a fast and furious beat as Daddy Yankee keeps up with spitfire verses. Meanwhile, the song leans into a reggaeton bounce as he delivers the unshakable and undeniable hook. The Daniel Duran-produced video kinetically jumps from vibrant settings with dancers taking over a stable, a carousel, and even riding unicorns through the clouds as the superstar dominates each frame.


Generating 22 million-plus streams and averaging nearly 1 million per day since its arrival last month, UK pop singer and songwriter Mimi Webb unveils the music video for her buzzing new single “Good Without” today. Leading up to the music video premiere, Mimi Webb answered fan questions for the via YouTube Livestream using Rodeo.


ElyOtto says, “I never thought my own song could sound this good. Kim and Curtis added so much energy to it, it gives me goosebumps every time I listen.”

Kim Petras says, “I heard “SugarCrash!” and, like anyone who’s ever been on TikTok, had it on repeat for a while. When ElyOtto reached out I immediately said yes, wrote the verse, and sent it in. And ElyOtto loved it. I love ElyOtto as an artist and feel really proud to be a part of this.”


Today, four-time Grammy Award winner H.E.R. releases her brand new single “Come Through” featuring multi-platinum, Grammy Award winner Chris Brown, from H.E.R.’s upcoming album, Back Of My Mind, slated for release this summer via MBK Entertainment/RCA Records. The smoldering R&B ballad was written by H.E.R., Chris Brown, Cardiak and Tiara Thomas, and produced by Cardiak.

Evidence Announces New Album ‘Unlearning Vol. 1’; New Music Video “Better You” Out Now

Evidence’s last solo album, Weather Or Not, was critically and commercially acclaimed, drawing attention from Billboard, Pitchfork, DJ Booth, and more, as well as being voted 2018’s best album of the year by readers on Ambrosia For Heads. Following the release, in interviews with No Jumper and DJ Booth, Evidence offered insight into his mindset transitioning from Weather Or Not into the writing and recording of what would become Unlearning Vol. 1. “I don’t feel like I’m Evidence, the character. I feel like I’m me,” he revealed to DJ Booth, adding “I don’t mind evolving publicly.”

Art d’Ecco releases new album on Paper Bag Records, shares “Good Looks”

As a whole, In Standard Definition ruminates on our endless fixation on TV and celebrity culture. It pulls back the curtain on our unhealthy obsessions, as illustrated by lead single/video for “TV God” — which Consequence praised for its “dramatic piano… punctuated with quick-hitting percussion and a bass line that thumps like it has a secret” — and second track/video, “Head Rush,” that has made itself at home in the top 20 at Canadian Alt Radio for almost a month now. They sit alongside the disco-infused “I Am The Dance Floor” and the commanding latest single “Desires.”

Ryan Kinder Runs The Country Music Gamut On Debut Room To Dream

“It’s a riff-roaring rock with a sweet side of Southern soul.” That’s how country music’s newest renaissance man Ryan Kinder describes the sound of his debut album Room To Dream, and he’s certainly not wrong. In the age of fitting a mold, Kinder has preserved the influences and nuances which set him apart from the crowd on his road warrior ascent to streaming stardom. Room To Dream leaves distinctive space for the fuzz-laden guitar licks and the feel-good drum programming; Kinder’s signature blend that has attracted droves of fans through exceptional musicianship and electrifying live shows. Yesterday, fans were treated to sneak peeks of two songs from Room To Dream ahead of its July 31st release.

Ryan Kinder Redefines Breakup Misery In Thunderous ‘Hell Is’

Flora Cash shares new single “Soul Mate”

“Soul Mate” is the latest in a string of intimate singles that have followed the seemingly unstoppable success of Flora Cash’s breakthrough hit single, “You’re Somebody Else.” First released in 2017, the RIAA platinum-certified single has proven a true viral phenomenon, currently boasting over 250M worldwide streams while ranking as one of Shazam’s Most Shazamed Alternative Songs in both 2019 and 2020. Hailed by Forbes as “arguably the most intriguing song on radio this past year,” “You’re Somebody Else” was equally popular at multi-format outlets nationwide, reaching #1 at Alternative and Triple A while also ascending to the top 5 on Billboard’s “Hot Rock Songs” chart. The track – which has also inspired countless TikTok videos in recent months – is joined by an official lyric video, now boasting over 115M views via YouTube alone.

BLOSSOM REYNOLDS Shows His Pop Punk Roots With “The Feelin'”

Blossom Reynolds is back with his infectious brand of Nu-Punk. His latest single, “The Feelin’,” seamlessly blends the classic pop punk sounds of artists like The Wonder Years and Blink-182 with the new school emo vibes of artists like Lil Aaron and Mod Sun.


Throughout the history of collective human culture, we have continually searched for a connective meaning between the instinctual collision of sound and color. For some, this connection is purely metaphorical, and for others, it is an unavoidable and innate sensory experience. For Tym Cornell, the predominant songwriter and founding member of Results of Adults, it is unmistakably both. Growing up immersed in the lush, overgrown landscapes of rural Alabama, from the moment he remembers opening his eyes, Cornell’s life has been guided by an uncannily synesthetic path.


“Dick,” which was originally released on SoundCloud back in 2019, has taken the internet by storm after multiple versions of the song began popping up on different platforms and garnering major traction. The song has over 1.2M TikTok creations, 4.5M plays on SoundCloud and it reached #60 on the U.S. Shazam chart and #100 on the global chart.

Sir Sly New Album Out And New Tour

Alternative rock band Sir Sly released their third full-length album, The Rise & Fall Of Loverboy, via Interscope Records today. The new album documents a period of intense transformation for frontman Landon Jacobs, a journey from self-destruction to radical self-discovery. Brought to beautifully strange life with his fellow multi-instrumentalists Hayden Coplen and Jason Suwito, it offers a real-time portrait of near-catastrophic despair and the gradual reclaiming of purpose and hope, ultimately providing listeners with profound inspiration for navigating darkness with both courage and clarity.

MODERN MIMES Release New Song “SEEK & HIDE” + Official Music Video

Modern Mimes is an American music artist trio from Fort Lauderdale, FL. The trio consists of Adi Elcida Hernandez on vocals/guitar/sampling, Ernesto Paez on the double neck guitar bass and Justin Perez on drums.. Their music can be best described as “Future Goth,” a term they coined in order to explain the fusion of alternative heavy guitar riffs, powerfully haunting vocals, subconscious provoking lyrics, electronic drums, and catchy pop melodies. The band has released a new song titled “SEEK & HIDE” to all digital outlets along with an accompanying music video.

Yellow Ostrich’s beautiful return, Soft, is out now on Barsuk Records

“‘Last Summer’ is about the joy of having good friends, of being supported during tough times – and then being able to trade spots and help them out when they are having their own problems. And even though I wrote this pre-Covid, it has also become weirdly resonant in 2021 as we emerge from our collective ‘tough time’ and try and help each other find a better way forward.” Alex Schaaf


Heels in Hand is led by the synthpop jam “Partied Out,” which calls back to the neon-hued electro bangers of the late ’80s while also expressing a longing for real connection. “I’m partied out,” Civetz sings on the rapid-fire chorus. “I want to get back to you now.” The vibrant video encapsulates a retro theme with cameos from Jackie Cox, Laganja Estranja, Yuhua Hamasaki, and Rhea Litre! Giving a Pose worthy synergy!


Intertwined with new sonic territory is a reclamation of control and newfound clear vision – Hamzaa has taken back the creative reigns of her artistry and honed her craft as an extraordinarily talented, genre-defying and multi-faceted artist. On the new single, Hamzaa says “This record is about two powerful women coming together with a firm and unshakeable message. You can either be the peace, or the motion between the chaos and watch me grow cause we’re not stopping or changing for anyone!”

The Outfit Releases New Single “Elo Kiddies”

Drummer Mark Nawara says, “Cheap Trick has always been one of my all-time favorite bands. I especially love their debut album’s raw hard edge sound. Rick Nielsen wrote a real classic with ‘Elo Kiddies.’ I brought it to the guys to jam at rehearsal and we just loved how it sounded, so we decided to record it and release it.”

Baiuca Drops New Single “Meigallo” (feat. Lilaina)

There is something in witchcraft that transcends reason and escapes our knowledge that must be explained through emotions.

With the singles from his second LP “Embruxo” that prestigious Galician producer Baiuca has released in recent weeks, something similar happens.

Claptone Shares New Track “Golden” Feat. Two Another || Out Now On Different Recordings

Making the most out of a year void of a busy touring schedule, Claptone’s long studio sessions have amassed a wealth of exciting new original material including first release of 2021 “Zero”, a spellbinding tech house masterpiece.

K.Flay announces brand new EP ‘Inside Voices’

Today (April 23rd), alt-rock’s artful enigma K.Flay (the stage name of Kristine Flaherty) hurls fistfuls of theoretical paint at the modern music landscape by announcing her forthcoming EP Inside Voices, dropping June 11th via BMG. The GRAMMY-nominated musical changeling throws caution to the wind on the forthcoming collection, instead choosing to scream a primal roar of self-confidence across five tracks of fresh, biting self-expression.

New Single “So High” Available Now

Joey Langlois (What If Elephants) and I began writing “So High” in Toronto, later finishing the track in Montreal. Initially an uptempo rock song, we stripped it down to a slow-dancing tune. I’ve always felt that my truest sound is more organic and minimalistic, with less polish and gloss.

TLE Unleashes Debut LP I Can’t Listen To All of You At Once

Raleigh-based pop-punk band, TLE, have released their debut album, I Can’t Listen To All of You At Once. Appropriately coined as “dadpunk,” the LP, out via Revival Recordings today, features tracks focused on the themes of parenthood, marriage, and all the obstacles in between. TLE, comprised of long-time friends Shawn Milke (of Alesana), Nick Onorato, and Drew Bowie, have managed to put a fun, relatable spin on the classic pop-punk genre and bring other dad-punks, including Joe Reo (Hidden in Plain View), Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup), and Tony Lovato (MEST), along for the ride.

Oslo’s indie rock/pop Veps announce debut EP, share “Ecstasy” video with Clash

An ode to a guy, drenched in raw pop hooks and crunching tones, singer and keyboardist Helana Mariero Olasveengen says of ‘Ecstasy’, “The song is about a guy who’s afraid of commitment. A guy who’d rather waste his time on self validation through hooking up with numerous people, rather than exploring his true feelings with a special person.”

DREAMERS CRIME Releases New Single “DREAMING” + Official Music Video Premieres on BraveWords.com

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Dreamers Crime has been on a crazy ride since they formed. By blending metal and rock sounds they create their own version of hard rock with explosive, anthem tracks. The band released their new single titled “Dreaming” to all digital outlets via The FUEL Music today! In addition, they premiered their official music video on BraveWords.com.