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Los Angeles artist Kiefer has shared “When There’s Love Around”, the title track of his forthcoming album, out August 27 on Stones Throw. “When There’s Love Around” — a cover of a Crusaders song from 1974 — offers a sweet reminder to live in the moment and appreciate the love around us.


“Foo Fighters’ sold-out, full-capacity Madison Square Garden show welcomed back more than just live music in New York. Over three loud, sweaty, emotional, and supremely fun hours, the band ushered back in the exhilarating familiarity of our pasts, giving an experience many music fans feared wouldn’t come back for a much longer time.”—ROLLING STONE

History repeats as Foo Fighters bring rock & roll back to live once again, this time on their Los Angeles home turf, at The Fabulous Forum — where its members are just as likely to show up in the crowd as on the stage.

On July 17, the band will play the first full capacity concert at the iconic Forum in more than a year.

Tickets will be on sale to the public as of June 25 at 10am PT.

Gettoblaster Storms New Noise with high energy groove “Work It (feat. Missy)”

Paul Anthony and Zach Bletz make up one of dance music’s longest standing duos. As the producers behind Gettoblaster, the pair often pay tribute to their underground roots. Joined by frequent collaborator, Missy, Gettoblaster refresh their sound once more on “Work It.” The new single features a masterfully crafted mix of four-on-the-floor beats over a rattling bassline. Their music sees plays from industry leaders, old and new, ranging from Claude Von Stroke to Martin Garrix, to name a few. For over 20 years, Gettoblaster has traversed across the spectrum of house music, never reigning in their explorative nature. Stay in the know, and follow along as Gettoblaster continue to drop new stunners.

BNL’s Kevin Hearn & Cosmic Krewe’s Michael Ray & Laranah Phipps-Ray Say “Hello Hello” With New Single

How do you say ‘hello’ in extra-terrestrial? In a sonic pairing where not even the sky is a limit, jazz funk afrofuturists Cosmic Krewe’s ‘Cosmic Couple’ and award-winning multi-instrumentalist Kevin Hearn aim to unite the masses with the release of their new single, “Hello Hello (One Planet)” — available now!

NEONFLY Premiere Lyric Video for “Steal The World” and Celebrate Release of Brand New Album! “The Future, Tonight” out now on Noble Demon

UK’s alternative metal act NEONFLY celebrates the release of their brand new album, The Future, Tonight, out now on Noble Demon! With their third full-length, the band has taken an aggressively modern sound and approach that reflects NEONFLY’s musical maturity and evolution: ten modern rock anthems, heavy yet catchy allied with hard-hitting riffs, big metal grooves and decidedly socially conscious lyrics. While The Future, Tonight marks a departure from the band’s more traditional metal roots, NEONFLY presents us a new, addictive sound that is both musically enthralling and artistically engaging. The Future, Tonight was produced by Grammy award nominated producer Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Motörhead), with keyboards and orchestra arranged by Miro Rodenberg (Avantasia, Kamelot).

Artist: Kashmarie – Track: Monday to Thursday

From South London, Kashmarie expresses her past of many failed relationships through dark cinematic R&B. She grew up under the influenced of 90s R&B, country, neo soul and pop. she takes inspiration from Aaliyah. Lauryn Hill, Patsy Cline, Amy Winehouse and Kate Bush.

Duke Dumont & Channel Tres Unveil “Alter Ego” Official Video

Directed by US director George Nienhuis who has done work for 2 Chainz, and Major Lazer, “Alter Ego” is taken from Duke Dumont’s latest instalment of his ‘For Club Play Only’ series. Featuring Channel Tres in a trippy, psychedelic environment, the video is a reimagining of club surroundings, and lends itself perfectly to the cinematic soundscape and deep dance vibe of the track.

OBLIGATORY HUMAN DESTRUCTION Release Self-Titled Album via Art is War Records

“OBLIGATORY HUMAN DESTRUCTION´s debut album is aggressive, cold, beautiful and absolutely relentless. The album is a dive into very personal experiences and hopefully it can be as significant outlet for someone else as well as it has been for me. If you like bands such as Decapitated, Aborted, Benighted with a hint of melody hear and there, this album is a must check for you. Big shout out to the albums mixing engineer/post-producer Stefan Pommerin @ Illusia Productions, Juuso Laatio & Petteri Staven (cover Art), Juho Näppä (promo photos) and Nikos Stavridakis @ VisionBlackArt (cover layout & music video post-production) for all the help. Without your help this album would not have been released” states Mika Lammassaari.

APRICITY Ushers Audiences into Her Post-Apocalyptic World with The Fear” Single & Video & Comic Book

Alt-pop indie rocker Apricity ushers audiences into a dim and grim post-apocalyptic world with the release of her sophomore single and video, “The Fear” — available now!

For those newly enchanted under Apricity’s cast of spells, be prepared for an audio and visual storybook of epic tales — literally and figuratively. “The Fear”s official music video is set in a steampunk world with dashes of Walking Dead and comic book escapism for good measure, and the release also features a stunning graphic novella to well-buckled boot.

LOVE THE HATE Release Official Music Video for Upcoming Single, “Solid Ground”! FFO Chevelle, Deftones, Breaking Benjamin

Mobile, AL based Heavy Rock band LOVE THE HATE has released the dark, modern official music video for their upcoming, brutal new single, “Solid Ground.” Directed and filmed by Thomas Crane of KillDevil Films (Saliva, Todd La Torre [Queensryche], Eve to Adam), “Solid Ground” features Kristi Craft and Billy Culbertson.

BUSY P – Releases First Single In 4 Years ‘Track Of Time’ Feat. Haich Ber Na & Shay Lia

He teams up with Haich Ber Na, one of the most promising emerging artists out of the UK, and Shay Lia, Kaytranada’s protégé who’s based in Montreal. Resolutely pop, while naturally incorporating some glitchy French Touch vibes, the track is sonic sunshine and perfectly suited to soundtrack summer barbecues in the months ahead.

The track comes with a music video (directed by Baptiste Penetticobra) that captures the track’s hedonism: a 24 hour dance marathon where the last dancer dancing wins. It’s a delightful display of pure joy and an ode to a time when we’ll soon be dancing together again.

DAMON ALBARN: Second Solo Album Out November 12th On Transgressive Records

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, the new studio album from Damon Albarn, will be released by new label home Transgressive Records on November 12th, 2021.

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory.


“The Goo Goo Dolls music video for ‘Iris’ is the first I ever truly fell in love with,” Valerie shared. “When making my own video, I wanted to give an homage to theirs. In the original, Johnny is locked away in a tower, looking down upon the city below with various telescopes. I always felt like the concept made the lyrics, especially the line ‘and I don’t want the world to see me,’ hit home. In my video, I used the same idea, only I’m looking down on the world from a space station.”

Joy generating trio, Moon Kissed, share “Clubbing In Your Bedroom” remix EP, out now

NYC-based synth-pop trio, Moon Kissed and NYC are officially back in action. With a sold-out show last Friday (June 18th) in Brooklyn, and a last-minute epic show the Friday before that, the high-energy they’re known for is in full force. To celebrate, the band is sharing a remix EP of their quarantine banger, “Clubbing In Your Bedroom,” out now. The original song was written and produced by Khaya Cohen and Emily Sgouros after a late night of clubbing in Emily’s bedroom. It was mixed and mastered by Justin Van Der Volgen and the music video was edited by Leah Scarpati.

Rising R&B Singer Lou Val Announces ‘Tayo and The Dreamer’ EP

Toronto’s “Artist to Watch” Lou Val’s new EP ‘Tayo & The Dreamer’ is out this Friday, June 25th on Soulection Records. Lou perfectly encapsulates the city that raised him and reflects on the uncertainties of life and romance, while offering his perspective on finding comfort in accepting the unknown. He enlists close collaborators and friends on the project including Maneesh (five-time platinum producer for Drake, Mark Ronson, Giveon) and Nigerian singer on the rise, Tay Iwar.