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Waterparks Release New Music Video for “Violet!” 

The purple-hued video is simultaneously fun and avant garde, fitting for the undeniably brilliant track. ‘Violet!’ is the most recent single off of Greatest Hits – the song is playful with an addicting beat and Awsten’s catchy lyrics will be stuck in your head all day. With this video, Waterparks’ play on the song’s lyric “No I’m not a stalker but I watch you while you’re walkin’,” featuring a giant eye that appears throughout the video, watching the guys. Viewers surely won’t be able to take their eyes off of the “Violet!” video, either.

Scattered Storm (ft. members Pissing Razors) Unveil Music Video For “Kingslayer” + Debut EP Out July

Hailing from El Paso USA, Scattered Storm is gearing up to release their debut EP “Oblivion” this summer. Their sound is both primal and futuristic, with clean groovy tones coming from 7 and 8 string guitars and catchy, heavy vocals. The first single from this release is “Kingslayer” being presented with a music video.

NEW VIDEO ALERT! Hardline “Surrender”

“Although the title is “Surrender”, the message is NEVER SURRENDER. The message in this song is clear…we must all find our value on this earth. And most importantly, recognize that we HAVE value no matter what career, level of income, or what “things” we own. We ALL share the same stresses this life puts on us. And stress/pain is all relative to how we feel inside each one of us. Our focus must be our “purpose”. The simplest things in life can give us purpose. I hope this song sheds light on lifting you up when you feel down, empowers you when you feel the need for more life gas in the tank. And I hope you recognize that you are never alone. Let the music take you to a new level of happy. Kick ass everyone! And I love you all. I do.” — Johnny Gioeli


Says Polo G in the announcement video, “My goals for Hall Of Fame was just to make sure that I can show my diversity as an artist, really like elevate my sound, for the people to hear something that I ain’t ever did before.”


On The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack the Los Angeles-based band dreams up their own cinematic experience in album form, as its songs cycle through stories of love, danger, and impossible triumph. The album also embodies an opulent sound true to its ambitious scope. Co-produced by frontman A/J Jackson and Grammy Award-winner Mark Needham (The Killers, Dolly Parton, Chris Isaac), The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack continues the Saint Motel custom of joyfully blurring genres, bringing in elements of everything from symphonic pop to big band.

Yung Mal Shows Us the 1.5 Way in the Motorcycle-Heavy Video for “Got It Together”

With an inimitable flow and an appetite for flexing, Yung Mal is determined to put his city on his back. Returning to his home neighborhood with a fleet of bikers, Mal shares “Got It Together,” his new music video. Armed with a confrontational instrumental from King Philip & Greg Gate$, Yung Mal succinctly summarizes his boss bonafides as he weaves between sirenic synths: “I turn sh*t to sugar, 20K for the booking/10K for the bodies, killer fly way from Brooklyn.” In the video, dedicated to the late rapper B4L Trip, Mal posts up in his 1.5 neighborhood, rocking a designer bucket hat as he directs a crew of dirtbikers to do his bidding. “Got It Together” is the invigorating opening track to 1.5 Way Or No Way, Mal’s brand new mixtape, and follows the L.A.-set video for “Wassup Wit Me” ft. G Herbo, recently named the “Must-Hear Rap Song Of The Day” by Pitchfork.


Today, multi-platinum man of the moment 24kGoldn releases his music video for “Company” featuring Future. The video follows 24kGoldn and Future through an island-themed mansion as they look for company in the beautiful women who follow their every step.

Slimelife Shawty Goes From Rags to Riches in “Baby Boy” Video

Gearing up for the release of his upcoming project Better Livin, Slimelife Shawty has been consistently rising in the ranks of the rap game with collaborations like his “Clappers” remix with 42 Dugg and “Dying 2 Hit Em” with Lil Durk. Last year, the Alamo Records signee released No Slime Left Behind, a full-length project, and made noise with his street hit “All Summer” (2.3M YouTube views).

Kara Connolly Releases Enchanting Video for “Something More”

After dropping her debut independent album in 2019, LA-based singer-songwriter Kara Connolly is back with “Something More” and something different—a dreamy, 90s flared alt-pop anthem. The official video for the track is streaming on SPIN Magazine today as their exclusive “Video of the Day”. Photo – Betsy Newman

REHAB Signs With Arcade Management; New EP Set For Release May 28, 2021

Multi-platinum selling hip-hop/rock artist, REHAB, has signed an exclusive management deal with Nashville-based Arcade Management, it was announced today. In addition, REHAB’s new four-song EP project, entitled “Danny Boone EP 2,” written and produced by Danny Boone and Dakota Lopez-Albertis, is set for release May 28, 2021, on Boonbox Records.

New Music From Mereba “AZEB” Out Now On Interscope Records

“This year has shown us that that is actually more of us than many people thought.,” says the singer. “I want to remind people of love, too. The very thing we deserve the right to do and to be.”

Nashville Modern Rockers THE FRST Lament the Death of “Small Talk” on New Single

While they may be best known as Nashville, TN’s “rock supergroup” with musicians from Taking Back Sunday, Insane Clown Posse, and even Rodney Atkins, THE FRST’s fiery new ode to the Covid-19 pandemic saw vocalist/producer Mikei Gray performing all 130+ tracks in the recording session entirely himself.

The new clip by the mysterious brazilian artist HANNI PALECTER is a show of Horrible Monsters and Explosions (just like the current Brazil)…

In the universe of Hanni Palecter, shock, impact, freedom, outpouring of energy, irony and aesthetic and sonorous discomfort are a necessary way for unsuspecting people to get out of dichotomies, polarizations, ways of life with confused emotions.

In the video for “CRECA V” of the album CRECA released at the end of April in all streams, (Listen in your favorite stream here), the idea was to use images from the database, from b movies, Japanese series, all with the intention of generating the delight of visual discomfort linked to the sound.

In the words of the mysterious Hanni Palecter, creator of sound and video: “The idea for the video was to unite images that fascinate me in the tokusatsu universe. Horrible monsters and explosions. The music has an influence and some samples from genres like grunge, trap, and grindcore / crust aesthetics”

JW Francis hiking Appalachian Trail for new LP + Kandle’s “When It Hurts” (LP out Friday)

JW Francis just announced his sophomore album WANDERKID — out Oct 1 via Sunday Best Recordings (The Cure, David Lynch, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, etc). The idea – which led to his Appalachian trail trek – became intensified in quarantine this past year: “‘WANDERKID’ is an album about escape. It’s supposed to be a gut punch of a record about an anti-hero named WANDERKID who wants to get OUT: out of his living situation, out of his head, out of his life.” Single + video “John, Take Me With You” is also out today — like JW, it’s wistful, upbeat and bursting with charisma.

THE OTHER LA Premiere Official Music Video for Debut Single “Waiting on the Rain” TODAY!

The Other LA have signed to FREAK MACHINE RECORDS, the home of Fit For Rivals and Renee Phoenix. The band’s debut single, “Waiting On The Rain”, produced by Mitch Marlow (New Years Day, In This Moment) released to all major platforms on May 21st. The band premiered the official music video for the single today, which can be seen here:


Reb on Heart —”I wanted to share a tune for all the unrequited love and longing; the great exodus of connection and the echoes of yearning left behind, reverberating through space, time and our hearts, as we fell together and apart. They say as long as Orpheus sings he breathes life into death; that, in the most challenging of times, we too have the opportunity for rebirth. Orpheus would play his u-shaped lyre; it’s two arms reaching away from one another to hold the tension of strings vibrating across the bridge between. Heart is a love song; not a happily ever after kind of love, more the type of love that makes beautiful music precisely because it is forever connected and apart. Held by heart strings it is the kind of love that begged Orpheus to turn and share it with Eurydice only to lose her forever – the sort of love that’s human; where great suffering and great joy exist as one.”

SATANIK ROYALTY RECORDS Releases Mercyful Fate Cover Featuring Members Of DeathCAVE, The Accüsed A.D., Xoth, Lowlife, And More

The series, which consists of quarantine covers of classic metal songs recorded amongst various band friends over the course of the last year, serves as a lead up to SATANIK ROYALTY RECORDS’ first official record release (to be announced in the coming weeks) as well as a celebration of some of metal’s most revered acts.

Members Of XOTH & LOWLIFE Team Up For Double MERCYFUL FATE Cover

New Video Debuts, Single Re-Releases for RUN from the Hit Movie CUT THROAT CITY

It makes perfect sense that music matters to film director RZA. The Wu Tang Clan mastermind came to film directing from music, and the sounds of “Haiti via New Orleans” course through his recent oeuvre, CUT THROAT CITY, the “ambitious, messy, sprawling and bullet-riddled crime epic” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times) that topped the Netflix charts hours after its debut on Netflix, finishing in January’s top ten.