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Artefakt share video for “Chimes at Midnight”

“Chimes at Midnight” is Artefakt’s new single, released via the German multichannel platform, Sound of Berlin.

Nick Lapien and Robin Kopek return with a modern electronic hypnotic techno track with introspective melodies and a bassline that is both groovy and gentle. The track feels especially open-ended and creative, a kind of instrumental storytelling where new drum patterns float in and out – seven minutes of gorgeous inertia.

The Wallflowers Return With “Exit Wounds” July 9th – Release “Maybe Your Heart’s Not In It No More” Today

The Wallflowers will release Exit Wounds on July 9th via New West Records. The 10-song set is their first album in nearly a decade and was produced by Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Weezer). Exit Wounds was mixed by Chris Dugan (Green Day) and features the acclaimed singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne on four songs. While it’s been nearly a decade since we’ve heard from the group with whom Jakob Dylan first made his mark, he always knew they’d return. The much-anticipated record finds the band’s signature sound — lean, potent and eminently entrancing — intact. KCRW has stated that “Exit Wounds is a beacon for us all, a tribute to the rough year we’ve made it through.”

Jason Eady Announces New Album ‘To the Passage of Time’ Out August 27 / New Single “My Best Friend” Out Now

Today, Mississippi-born, Texas-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Jason Eady has announced his new album To the Passage of Time will be released on August 27, 2021. Eady has also shared “My Best Friend,” the second song to be pulled from the album. Last month, Eady released the new song “Back To Normal,” which was praised by many including Rolling Stone who described the song as an “on-the-nose exploration of what happens — God willing — a few months from now when the pandemic ends and we re-emerge into the light.”

Geo Jordan drops new single ‘Better’ – out now

Pairing a stripped-back, funk-driven production with Geo’s own slick and honest-yet-carefree vocals, ‘Better’ is an experimental modern pop jam that’s brimming with character. Consisting of footage captured from a GoPro Geo attached to himself during the first lockdown, the charmingly DIY official video perfectly captures the vibe of the track. His first release of the new year, ‘Better’ marks the first single from Technicolour, Geo’s forthcoming EP that brings into focus his quest for self and his journey as a trans artist.

Asheville, NC’s Wednesday announces new LP ‘Twin Plagues’, out Aug. 13th

In a long and emotionally exhausting year of being inside (alone, in my case,) I have found myself thinking about mirrors. How to avoid spending too much time in them, most days. Taking inventory of the real, physical self is difficult work, work that I’m not entirely opposed to but work that became immediately more treacherous for me when I had to witness the very real toll that time, modern anxieties, isolation, and boredom were taking on me. It was easier, it seemed, to spiral into a not-so-distant glorious past, to use memory as a tool of both excitement and healing.

HAYD Releases New Single “Airplane Mode” Today

Today, Michigan-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Hayd, releases his brand-new single entitled “Airplane Mode”. Written as a letter to his friends, “Airplane Mode” is a song about Hayd’s conflicting emotions as he enters a new chapter of his life. Although he is enthusiastic about his ascending music career and what the future holds, he also realizes his musical commitment means spending less time with his friends and potentially missing out on special moments and new memories. A bittersweet song, both mellow and full of emotion, “Airplane Mode” is available now at all digital retail providers via Interscope Records.

Febueder share video for new single “May Sun”

The invigorating single arrives at a perfect juncture, as the seasons change and we begin to emerge from a pandemic. The uplifting track is about coming through a period of difficulty into the light. Samuel Keysell, who for the first time sings lead on “May Sun”, explains “The track is about stopping the act of taking on people’s pains and worries and making them your own. A reminder to recognise beauty and optimism for the future. Like the May sun signaling an approaching summer, brighter things are ahead.”

RESPECT – Watch the Official Trailer –

World’s First Cinema release errie video for new single ‘Make Me A Monster’, shot in the folklore steeped 900-year-old Hedingham Castle

Speaking about the new single, they said, “‘Make Me A Monster’ is the beginning of a dark new chapter of World’s First Cinema. It’s the first intimate look into this epic fantasy world that we’re building, brick by brick. The video especially highlights this – witches, druids and monsters coming to life amidst the explosion of strings and cinematic rock is exactly the sort of ritual we pictured our minds.”

Gabrielle Papillon releases battle cry video for “Last Deep Breath”

Gabrielle Papillon releases a new video for the cinematic track “Last Deep Breath,” a new single from her collaborative art-pop record Shout.

Directed by Stephanie Joline, the video interweaves clips of an anxiety-ridden woman struggling to leave the house (Christine DiGiosia), a couple finding new paths towards happiness (Felicia Casey & Jessica Churchill), a contemporary dancer living in the moment of her art (Zomi Tombing), and shots of Papillon delivering lyrics that steadfastly act as a resolute call to arms.

That Kid Will – My Line

My Line is about how people want to be with you, but not for who you are but for your tangible things like money cars and fame. This song is in my perspective and how I feel when I see people doing these things. My line is also about the grind and work you have to put in to achieve you goals. I think this song is a very different/alternative style of music it uses a middle eastern-pop beat with melodic rap vocals, and has a very catchy hook.

HEAVY TEMPLE release video single ‘A Desert through the Trees’

Go tripping with Little Red Ridinghood: HEAVY TEMPLE have released a video clip for the track ‘A Desert through the Trees’. The song pays homage to classic desert rock as implied by the title, but with a metallic Philly twist. Revealed first at Decibel, ‘A Desert through the Trees’ is the second single taken from the psychedelic doom-monsters highly-anticipated forthcoming album debut “Lupi Amoris”, due out on June 18.

Track Premiere: Heavy Temple – “A Desert Through the Trees”

Kaylee Elizabeth Shares New Single “Next Step” Off Debut LP ‘Playing With Fire’ Out 6/11

Kaylee Elizabeth today shares her dulcet, richly melodic new single “Next Step”—the third off her debut album Playing With Fire, produced by Andy D. Park (Death Cab For Cutie, Pedro The Lion, Kississippi). “While there is this breezy, head nodding quality to the song, lyrically it’s anything but easy going. ‘Next Step’ is about making the next small and faithful step,” explains Kaylee. “It’s about acknowledging that so many things are outside of our control, but not letting fear dictate our decisions. A lot of the time fear can be an indicator of the exact thing that we should be leaning into.” Last month, she released the rollicking, ‘70s pop/rock-reminiscent “Not Be Told,” which followed last fall’s standalone single and additional album track “Passing Through.” Playing With Fire will be released on June 11th, 2021 and is available for pre-order.

Hazy Tropical Indie Pop // Von Boyáge New Single

Von Boyáge is a Los Angeles based music duo, consisting of frontman and founder, Christopher Hocker and drummer Stevie Noah. The name “Von Boyáge” translates to mean “a boy’s journey through life” and was spelt in reverse for two reasons – to help SEO searches and because Christopher seems to do a lot of things backwards.


This song is about feeling like you can’t get ahead, and specific issues that we as Indigenous women work through on a daily basis. Our generation has been left to deal with trauma and we are continually fighting for equity. It can feel exhausting to constantly try to be truly heard.


Today, Houston-based singer-songwriter Peyton has shared her new single and video “Let It Flow” from her forthcoming debut album PSA via Stones Throw Records. The album, set for release on 23 July, highlights Peyton’s authenticity and sense of fearlessness as an artist who is confidently standing in the spotlight and making herself heard. The first single “Let It Flow’s” lyrics, about trusting your gut, reflect PSA’s overall themes of self-love. “Following your own path can be scary, especially when there are many valid thoughts of doubt. ‘Let It Flow’ is an anthem and a mantra that encourages going with the flow and trusting your intuition.”

Evolfo Premiere New Single/Video “Let Go” via Under The Radar — From Sophomore LP ‘Site Out Of Mind’ out June 18

Evolfo—the Brooklyn, NY psych rock septet—today, shared “Let Go”, their third single from Site Out Of Mind, their sophomore album releasing June 18 via Royal Potato Family. “Let Go is my sonic love letter to Shuggie Otis,” says Rafferty Swink who took the lead in writing, producing, and singing on this song. “His influence on me is so undeniable.” This song is a mid-tempo groover bathed in the warm sounds of Swink’s vintage Farfisa and featuring the voices of no less than 4 of the members of Evolfo.


Today, internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum, award-winning pop legends Duran Duran released their brand new single ‘INVISIBLE,’ with accompanying music video, alongside official details on their highly anticipated 15th studio album, FUTURE PAST. Set for global release on October 22 via TAPE MODERN for BMG, FUTURE PAST boasts esteemed producers Erol Alkan, Giorgio Moroder and Mark Ronson behind the board, plus special guest Graham Coxon of Blur on guitar, Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson, and guest vocals from Lykke Li, with more exciting collaborators to be announced.

Take a Hell Ride With Monster Magnet on Their “Motorcycle (Straight to Hell)

Napalm Records is pleased to present the next chapter in psychedelic rock icons MONSTER MAGNET’s rabbit hole deep dive, A Better Dystopia (out May 21, 2021): a delightfully (and psychotically) curated collection of 60’s and 70’s proto-metal and late-era psych obscurities covered by the heavy New Jersey legends themselves. A Better Dystopia sees the band pay homage to some of their favorite songs of all time, while reflecting on the paranoia, dystopia and revolution of both now – and then.


When ROSALÍA first posted casual studio photos with Oneohtrix Point Never in late 2018, the prospect of a collaboration from two of the most singular voices in contemporary music set the internet alight and received speculative editorial from the likes of FADER and Rolling Stone.

Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons) shares new single “Wave” | New solo album “Devastations” out 18th June via Lex Records

Following the recent announcement of his much-anticipated second solo album “Devastations”, artist and musician Andrew Hung has shared a video for a new single from the album entitled “Wave”.

Anderson East’s new song “Drugs” debuts today; watch the official music video

Of the track, East shares, “I feel like that song, that was the hardest one to get right, because it’s definitely not a glorification of drugs. If anything, it’s a hardened look at yourself inward. Me and my buddy and co-writer Aaron Raitiere were in LA, and we’re cruising around, and you’re just like, what is going on here? Where are all these people going? It’s like everybody’s on drugs in this place…You just start calling a spade a spade about what drugs mean: Well, I’ve had coffee this morning. Some people go to the gym. Some people are going to church. Some people are on Twitter. I wouldn’t call it a protest song, but it’s just like a, ‘Is anybody else seeing what I’m seeing right now?’ It’s our inability to just interface with reality.”

Canadian arena rockers The Glorious Sons share fast-paced new single

Produced by The Glorious Sons and written by Brett Emmons, Jay Emmons, Chris Koster, Adam Paquette and Josh Hewson, “Daylight” displays the unpredictable unmitigated kind of sonic catharsis fueled by emotion and unfiltered intensity that offers an awakening to the mind and body and invites audiences to wholly experience the band’s palpable energy. Stay tuned for more new music and U.S. tour updates.

Art d’Ecco Shares “That’s Entertainment” Cover

In Standard Definition is a concept album about entertainment. Like channels on an old television set – each song presents an episodic look into this world, our obsession with celebrities and the power they hold over us. Joining forces with producer/engineer Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, New Pornographers, Destroyer) in ocean-side studio The Hive, In Standard Definition sees d’Ecco packing his heftiest punch yet. Through Stewart’s vintage set up, a decoupage of authentic sounds was recorded to 2-inch tape on a 50- year-old console, forming a musical reflection of the era it evokes.

Phoebe Bridgers cameos in Jackson Browne’s new “My Cleveland Heart” Music Video, ‘Downhill From Everywhere’ out July 23

Jackson Browne released the video today for “My Cleveland Heart,” his new single, which drops on Friday everywhere. The single, co-written with his longtime guitarist Val McCallum, comes from Browne’s forthcoming album Downhill From Everywhere due out on July 23, worldwide through his label Inside Recordings.

GIZMACHI Debuts Video for “Turned to Dust” from “Omega Kaleid”

GIZMACHI’s whopping 16-year hiatus was unintentional, as the band initially took a break after the release of their 2005 debut, The Imbuing, to allow drummer Jimmie Hatcher to heal from a painful wrist condition but was then faced with a myriad of setbacks. Finally, after scheduling conflicts resulted in a lineup change, GIZMACHI called on Soilwork vocalist Bjorn Strid, who happily accepted the band’s invitation to help them complete the record.

SMILING: bathe in the dreamy psych-pop of new video “Forgetful Sam”.

San Diego-based shoegaze and psych-pop foursome SMILING (formerly known as Annie Girl and The Flight) share the first track taken from their new album ‘Devour’, out August 6th on Rebel Waves Records. Feel the salty air and melancholy of their new video “Forgetful Sam” exclusively on The Big Takeover website!

Anderson East releases new song ‘Drugs’

Of the track, East shares, “I feel like that song, that was the hardest one to get right, because it’s definitely not a glorification of drugs. If anything, it’s a hardened look at yourself inward. Me and my buddy and co-writer Aaron Raitiere were in LA, and we’re cruising around, and you’re just like, what is going on here? Where are all these people going? It’s like everybody’s on drugs in this place…You just start calling a spade a spade about what drugs mean: Well, I’ve had coffee this morning. Some people go to the gym. Some people are going to church. Some people are on Twitter. I wouldn’t call it a protest song, but it’s just like a, ‘Is anybody else seeing what I’m seeing right now?’ It’s our inability to just interface with reality.”

HOODED MENACE Reveals New Album Details, Shares First Single

Guitarist Lasse Pyykkö comments on the new album and track: “It is with utter excitement that we premiere the first track off our new album ‘The Tritonus Bell!’ There are definitely some new flavours added to the mix, and ‘Blood Ornaments’ comes with some of our most intriguing ingredients yet – and a bloody side taste. There’s a contrast between death/doom misery and head-bangable heavy metal riffs like never heard before in Hooded Menace´s music, making ‘Blood Ornaments’ my favourite track from the album.

Magi Merlin (ffo Nao, Kaytranada) | Shares new single

Sonically, it pulls together this wonderful web of neo-soul, electronica, and alternative R&B, generating a sound not too dissimilar to the likes of Nao, Childish Gambino and at times Kaytranada, whilst also drawing on some of the dreamy atmospherics of Radiohead’s In Rainbows. Magi has been building a bit of buzz in her home city for a year or so now, earning spots opening for the likes of R.A.P Ferreira and the cyborg rapper, Orrin with a set performing alongside Helena Deland and Chiiild later this summer. She’s released a string of standalone singles and the Drug Music EP so far, knitting together a pretty neat visual aesthetic along the way.

Maya Malkin channels Britney and Justin in new video

Channelling popular duos and icons such as Britney and Justin, She & Him, and Avril Lavigne, Toronto-based pop artist Maya Malkin releases a new tongue-in-cheek music video ‘Congratulations’.

Steve Kilbey And The Winged Heels To Release ‘The Hall of Counterfeits’ – June 4th

After spending time with Eleven Women (Released September 20th, 2020) and heading to Jupiter 13 for his highly successful release with Martin Kennedy earlier this year (Released in March and sold out the first press of both CD and Vinyl), Steve Kilbey is currently Swinging on the Moon on his way back to planet earth with his band The Winged Heels. A new Steve Kilbey and The Winged Heels double album The Hall of Counterfeits will be released June 4th.

News: Steve Kilbey announces tour and double album ‘The Hall of Counterfeits’ with Steve Kilbey & The Winged Heels

Conchúr White releases new single and video ‘Dreamers’

Northern Irish artist Conchúr White today releases the title track from his recently announced ‘Dreamers’ EP, arriving alongside the announcement of a UK + Ireland tour with Villagers.

New single “Dreamers” follows lead single from the EP, “Vocation Vacation” and explores notions of small town culture with its accompanying video self-directed by Conchúr; made at home with his family, featuring a cameo from his Dad.