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Assault: Singapore’s Metallers Drop Lyric Video Single MDCCLXXVI: Novus Ordo Seclorum & Album In Aevum Et Illustrata Out Now

Today, Singapore’s Melodic Death Metallers Assault are releasing their album In Aevum Et IIustrata (In the Age of the Enlightened) via Eastbreath Records. To celebrate the release the band dropped a new lyric video for the song MDCCLXXVI Novus Ordo Seclorum.

Slow Pulp share new single ‘Iowa’

Chicago-based band Slow Pulp – Emily Massey (vocals/guitar), Alexander Leeds (bass), Theodore Mathews (drums), and Henry Stoehr (guitar) – released their remarkable debut album Moveys in the Autumn of last year to critical acclaim from the likes of The New York Times, NPR, NYLON, The Guardian, Stereogum, The Line of Best Fit and more.

LITTLE JIMI: fantasy new video out today

Bordeaux-based heavy prog-psych mongers LITTLE JIMI are treating us to their delightful fantasy new video “Palace Afternoon”. The mesmerizing song was taken from their new record ‘The Cantos’, to be released worldwide 20.08 (digital) and 17.09 (LP) through Mrs Red Sound. Enjoy “Palace Afternoon” right now, courtesy of It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine.

‘Palace Afternoon’ by Little Jimi | “Fuzzy prog-psych”

Scarlet Rebels release provocative new single ‘Storm’

Welsh rock band Scarlet Rebels have released their incendiary new single ‘Storm’, which takes aim at the current political ruling class and questions whether people are prepared for the aftershocks of both the pandemic and this government’s high-level malfeasance.

Food for the soul: ‘Nothing2’ by Strange Souvenirs

This track really has something spectacular about it. It’s rare to hear such a fusion of sounds and genres working so well together. Strange Souvenirs are more inventors than musicians, with their totally fresh approach to music-making. Together with producer and creative collaborator Cameron James Laing turned a downtrodden demo into something melancholy and majestic. The theme of the single is a little bleak but it isn’t depressingly so at all. ‘This is what it all amounts to / When the night’s through / Absolutely nothing’ warn the lyrics, yet there’s also something so full and meaningful about that sense of ‘nothing’. The track isn’t nihilistic though. Musically, it builds rather than destroys; packed full of instruments played by a multitude of talented musicians. Melodies interweave, layers of sound ebb and flow. Within the theme also – the night shines forth as being ripe and opportunistic; loaded with meaning. There is time for reflection and for stillness – and that’s far from just nothing. The very structure of the song, which is quite circular, also invites the listener to take a moment. Nothing actually turns out to be something, maybe – even – everything.


Poet, artist, and Daughters vocalist Alexis Marshall has his solo debut on the way, and here is a new song and visual from it. “Open Mouth” is a song devoid of decoration or sheen; an echoic display of experimental arrangement and poetic stream of consciousness lyrics. The accompanying video, directed by UK-based John Bradburn and starring up-and-coming actor Charlie Greenwood, features beautiful yet stirring art house cinematography as Greenwood emotively performs Marshall’s lyrics. The song follows the previously released “Hounds in the Abyss”; watch that here.


LA-via-Toronto singer/songwriter Abby Sage announces her six-track EP “Fears of Yours & Mine” and shares a new single “Wasting Away.” Created with the help of producer Jeff Hazin (glaive, renforshort, Anna Sofia), the EP is a chill-wave journey with deeper nods to indie pop and bedroom soul. It’s pure, sonic bliss from start to finish and based on the subject matter, Abby’s most intimate and vulnerable release to date.

Section H8 Unveils New Single Featuring Tim Armstrong

In the summer of 2021, Section H8 comes with their most definitive statement yet in the form of their debut full-length Welcome To The Nightmare, due out July 30th through the dependable Fl
atspot Records. Their new single is a fantasy tale about survival in a dystopian future called “Streetsweeper”, and it features vocals from Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Operation Ivy, Transplants).

Camaryn Hope “You Got It” (VIDEO)

Elke Releases Zac Farro Produced Single “Vacuum” w/ Music Video

When speaking about “Vacuum” – a song written while living in Los Angeles during quarantine — the singer draws out poignancy and humor from the seemingly mundane household item.


Louisiana based recording artist YK Toon is back with “Kill,” a gritty new record and his first single release in 2021. Watch the 9 Film-directed companion visual available now via his YouTube channel. His 2020 highly-anticipated mixtape I Don’t Play (NFL Rules 1.0) arrived with incredible features from Quando Rondo and Yaniash Warren alongside companion visuals for “On Ya Head,” “Get In,” “I Don’t Play,” and “City Rollin Remix” ft. Quando Rondo.

Luke Hemmings Debut Solo Single “Starting Line” Out Today, New Album Out August 13

Today, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Luke Hemmings showcases a whole new side to himself and his artistry as he steps out on his own with his debut solo single, “Starting Line,” out now via Arista Records. Opening with the transmissions of dreamy piano wrapped around intimate verses while synths swell and glisten, “Starting Line” builds with quaking emotion as Luke’s voice rings out, “I think I missed the gun at the starting line.”

DUEL: new single and fourth album announced on HPS Records!

Austin, Texas acclaimed heavy rockers DUEL return with their anticipated fourth studio album ‘In Carne Persona’, to be released October 1st on Heavy Psych Sounds. Turn the volume up and blast their brand new single “Children of The Fire” exclusively via The Obelisk!

Duel Premiere “Children of the Fire”; In Carne Persona Preorder Available

What Do Artists Really Think Of Trubify?

For more than a year, the global pandemic has eviscerated revenue opportunities for musicians. But now, the growing community of Trubify creators are discovering new strategies for captivating fans and generating income.

The free Trubify app already offers the highest industry payouts to artists who livestream on the platform. When a musician streams a performance on Trubify, they earn two cents per viewer, or receive one cent per viewer when fans watch archived content.


Breeze (ffo Primal Scream, Iceage) | Shares new single ft Cadence Weapon / Announces album

This first single is a real eye into the new record – Only Up, out August 26 via Hand Drawn Dracula – that draws heavily on British sounds of the last few daces, the Happy Mondays, Charlatans, Primal Scream, The Orb and Gang of Four all come to mind. Huge swampy synth lines and electro-pop-infused psychedelia all play big roles here. Only Up features an array of guest appearances including the aforementioned Cadence Weapon, Tess Parks, members of Orville Peck’s band, Tallies, Vallens, Zoon, Ducks Ltd, Broken Social Scene, Blonde Elvis, TOPS, and more.

The Ophelias share “Neil Young on High” ft. Julien Baker, announce album out 9/24 on Joyful Noise

BoyCoupon Releases New Single “OHWELL”

Genre-lavish duo BoyCoupon has released their newest single, “OHWELL.” On the heels of their single, “Play me like a Game, Boy,” this latest endeavor displays a much moodier and cathartic approach to production and lyrics. Characterized by a syncopated bass line with poignant vocal melodies, the track is a perfectly planned collision of textured funk-inspired electro-pop influences.

Zola Simone Delivers Ethereal, Cinematic Vignettes for New Video, “Iridescent”

The music video for “Iridescent” is as much a love letter to the object of Zola’s affection, as it is to herself. While capturing the multifaceted emotions that encompass young love, the video also encapsulates that ethereal feeling of desiring someone to the point of daydreaming. “There are some shots which we did on super 8 which are supposed to show my (the main character’s) idealistic daydreams of what their relationship could be. Lots of yearning. Guess that’s part of my brand now!” Simone explains.