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DRAWN AND QUARTERED: Seattle death metal masters stream new track via MetalSucks; LP ‘Congregation Pestilence’ out July via Krucyator Productions

Drawn and Quartered vocalist/bassist Herb Burke states: “The first preview track from ‘Congregation Pestilence’ comes in the hideous form of ‘Rotting Abomination (The Cleansing).’ Unearthed from the decomposing graves of ‘Proliferation of Disease,’ these unseemly pieces of neck-snapping and twisted riffery, crushing rhythms and merciless violence are stitched together with primitive outbursts of hatred towards humanity and its superstitions.”

Exclusive Track Premiere: Drawn and Quartered’s “Rotting Abomination (The Cleansing)”

Synth-Pop Artist GEOGRAPHER Announces Release Date For New Album; Shares Track

Indie-rock, synth-pop luminary Geographer announces a release date of November 12th, 2021 for his forthcoming album, Down and Out in the Garden of Earthly Delights. Formed in San Francisco, Geographer is the moniker for now Los Angeles-based artist Mike Deni. “I hit a ceiling in San Francisco. I was writing a lot more songs with people in LA, so I moved down. I didn’t really have any friends and just spent way too much time alone, making music. I wasn’t thriving, I was surviving. Everything feels possible here. That’s the vibe of LA: You’ve made it to paradise! You should be really happy…and then nobody is. There’s a lot of darkness — you have to sift through everything to find your own path,” remarks Deni.

Ambar Lucid releases new track “Get Lost In The Music”

Burgeoning artist Ambar Lucid is doing music on her own terms. The Dominican / Mexican songstress has been at the forefront of the new wave of Indie Latinx artists in America and has no plans to slow down. Signing with 300 Entertainment, Ambar unveils a new record “Get Lost In The Music” alongside the announcement of EP, Get Lost In The Music, releasing June 18.

ISLANDS share new single “Carpenter” | New album “Islomania” out June 11 via Royal Mountain Records

Islands’ anticipated new LP Islomania is a little under a month from release on Royal Mountain Records, and today the band are sharing a final preview of the LP following an appearance from frontman Nick Thorburn on comedian Tim Heidecker’s Office Hours podcast (he arrives around 1:06:49). “Carpenter” is the third and final single from the indie legends’ first album back after retiring in 2016, and follows the previously released “(We Like To) Do It With The Lights On” and “Set The Fairlight”, which have earned the attention of outlets like Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence and more in the build up to the album’s release.

BROS (Ewan & Shamus Currie of The Sheepdogs) Release “Theme From BROS”

Vibrant and dramatic with trombone bursts over funky, foot-stomping rhythm driving the energetic track, “Theme From BROS” is a call to arms of sorts, propelling listeners to join the duo in their return to the project they launched as an alternate creative outlet beyond their main gig in 2016 with the release of their debut album VOL. 1.

Faith Schueler goes viral with Getting Over You

Just yesterday 19-year old Faith Schueler put a teaser of her new single “Getting Over You” on TikTok and within hours it had more than 52,000 views and 8,000 likes.

“Getting Over You” is being released next Friday, May 21st and I wanted to see if we could schedule a time for you to speak Faith either via zoom or telephone.

FW: EL MISTI tease second album with anti-imperialist boogie ‘Don’t Ya Love Democracy!’

‘Don’t Ya Love Democracy!’ is the first single from ‘All is Lost’, El Misti’s forthcoming second album.

Encapsulating frustration and concern for the expanding control in every aspect of life. An anti-imperialist boogie, a song of its time.

NONPOINT Release New Single “RUTHLESS”

NONPOINT released the title track, “Ruthless,”off of their upcoming EP to all digital outlets! The single was released through the band’s very own label 361 Degrees Records LLC and was this year’s featured track on AEW’s “Blood And Guts” on TNT.

“Ruthless is more than just a song. It’s a story with attitude and purpose. This is more than just an anthem, it’s heart pounding, high octane jet fuel and OUR MOST IRRESPONSIBLE MUSIC EVER” says Elias Soriano Vocalist for Nonpoint.


The video takes a literal animalistic approach, enlisting human’s closest genetic species – chimpanzees – to play out the lamentations of the punchy, horn-heavy, tongue-in-cheek song. The result is three and a half minutes that include all-too-familiar scenes of passions fading and a wild night out with John Stamos.

Oceanhoarse Premieres Brand New Lyric Video for “Reaching Skywards”

Helsinki-based Heavy Fucking Metal (patent pending!) group Oceanhoarse have released their new single “Reaching Skywards” today. With its in-your-face metal riffing, 90’s style psychedelia and astral beauty of the chorus, this is quite possibly the most versatile Oceanhoarse song to date.

Adna releases beautiful new single ‘November’

Following on from the release of her highly-praised 2017 full-length ‘Closure’, an album which was praised across numerous outlets including Stereogum, CLASH, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY and many more, Swedish-born but Berlin-based singer songwriter Adna has now returned to deliver her brand new delight ‘November’.

The Sparks Brothers directed by Edgar Wright | Official Trailer

How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Edgar Wright’s debut documentary THE SPARKS BROTHERS, which features commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Jane Wiedlin, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Neil Gaiman, and more, takes audiences on a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers/bandmates Ron and Russell Mael celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band’s favorite band.

Riley Downing Of The Deslondes To Release Debut Solo Album “Start It Over” Tomorrow Via New West Records

The Boot recently premiered the video for the album’s title track, saying “Start It Over” harnesses the beauty and power of music.” See the “Start It Over” video, directed by Joshua Shoemaker and filmed in part at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music in Nashville, TN HERE.


In creating the video for “Who’s Hurting Who,” Savoretti worked with famed director Giorgio Testi (The Rolling Stones, The Killers, Gorillaz, The 1975, Amy Winehouse, Adele). Complete with flashy vintage sports cars and a bombshell femme fatale, the wildly colorful video follows Savoretti on an adventure through the Italian Riviera and features a cameo from Rodgers. “Nile brings groove, glamour, and chic that is everything that Europiana is,” says Savoretti of his collaborator.


Driven by a competitive hunger, MOE rhymes with verbal athleticism, undeniable charisma, and fierce individuality. Posting up nearly 10 million streams independently, and landing a high-profile placement in NBA2K20, the Orlando rapper brings an unbreakable work ethic and the spirit of competition from the court to the culture on his 2020 debut for Epic Records.

In Solastalgia, EitherWay Invite The Curious To Experience Existential Distress w/ Music Vid “Opia”

The cinematography behind In Solastalgia, Either Way is not something that can be understated. Their music is a complete audio visual experience that dramatically intertwines progressive post-rock and vivid imagery that is best experienced live. In lieu of live events right now, In Solastalgia, Either Way conveys their messages through music videos such as the one for “Opia”.

In Solastalgia, Either Way premiere Opia


On Fits of Laughter, frontman Ryan Anderson crafts the patchwork poetry of his lyrics by serenely observing the world around him. When matched with the band’s gorgeously jangly collision of country and folk-rock and dreamy psychedelia, the result is story-songs graced with raw humanity, wildly offbeat humor, and a transcendent sense of wonder. For help in forging the album’s ragged elegance, Bendigo Fletcher worked with producer Ken Coomer (original drummer for Wilco and Uncle Tupelo), laying down the album in nine frenetic days. The album bears an undeniable immediacy, thanks in part to the band’s decision to limit the tracklist to eight essential songs (a move largely inspired by extraordinarily lean and iconic albums like Television’s Marquee Moon).

GONE GONE BEYOND Announces New Studio Album ‘2030’ – Due Out June 25

2030 marks the group’s sophomore full-length album; a collection of existential love songs, exploring our connection to each other and the planet. The title of the album refers to a year, in the not-so-distant future, which many believe is a tipping point for humanity. The final lyrics on the album state, “I hope I see you in the year 2030,” which speaks to a motivation the band shares to propagate seeds for a brighter future.


Skrillex has shared a new track “Too Bizarre,” featuring Swae Lee and Siiickbrain. Listen HERE! This marks his second new release this week, following “Butterflies” with Four Tet and Starrah.

For the high driving track “Too Bizarre,” Skrillex calls on Rae Sremmurd, rapper and singer Swae Lee and experimental artist Siiickbrain for an unconventional collaboration that could only be brought together by the attuned ear and friend circle of Skrillex.

New video and Pride tribute/fundraiser from Bandits on the Run

In anticipation of their upcoming EP, Now Is The Time, NYC-based indie-pop band, Bandits on the Run, have released the new video, “Spellbound.” Filmed at The Lyman Estate in Waltham, MA, the video embodies “the heartbreak and confusion of a disappearing act,” says multi-instrumentalist Regina Strayhorn. “The feeling of getting lost in a mysterious mansion is written into the bones of the song… shooting the video was an act of kismet.”

Kat Spina – New Single “Outside”

Kat Spina, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist and educator based out of Westchester and New York City, has a new single, “Outside” out May 21, 2021. It’s the follow-up to her well-received cover of Mariah Carey’s, “Make It Happen”.