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PawPaw Rod shares new track ‘Thin Lines’ alongside debut EP announcement

Following the release of singles ‘HIT EM WHERE IT HURTS’ and ‘Glass House’, PawPaw Rod today shares the new track ‘Thin Lines’ and its accompanying video, shot in Oklahoma by cult filmmaker Anthony Sylvester. Alongside today’s single comes the announcement of his debut project, A PawPaw Rod EP, out 17th September via Godmode.


A year after releasing his EP F*CK LOVE, The Kid LAROI claims his first simultaneous #1 and R.I.A.A certified platinum project with F*CK LOVE released via Columbia Records. The project includes Billboard Top 10 hits “Without You” which is also R.I.A.A certified double platinum as well as “Stay” featuring Justin Bieber which currently holds the #1 spot on both Spotify US and Spotify Global.

ICYMI- “Time to be quiet, here come the Feds” – Stream “Family Narc” from The Cocker Spaniels

Beloved booking agent, #1 parent, and multi-instrumentalist, Sean Padilla a.k.a. The Cocker Spaniels spent a year recording his latest batch of songs, The Cocker Spaniels Are Still Alive And So Are You -due out via Evil Island Fortress on August 13th 2021. Combining elements of punk, shoegaze, power-pop, homemade field recordings, and funk, The Cocker Spaniels Are Still Alive And So Are You is both inspiriting and cathartic. Essentially a solo album, though Padilla’s kids did sit in on some tracks (check out “Rice” and “Prepared Xylophone”), the album works as a snapshot of American life during some of the weirdest, darkest few years in recent memory.

Montreal songstress EROCKFOR new single ‘Sacral’ is out now

The Next Single from Ibiza Label Balearic Breaks Has Just Landed

Following their first ever release on the label, Balearic Breaks have proven their commitment to a resounding release schedule through a brand-new single from their roster addition Skuff. It’s an apt second delivery from an imprint which rose to prominence this year as the only drum & bass label hailing from Ibiza. With the first part of their discography coming from Simon Splice, who brought Liquid drum & bass vibes, merging the appeal of house aficionados and drum & bass purists whilst channelling this through the funk and soulful sounds of the Ibiza world, Skuff provides a return to form for the platform.

ICYMI: SOUNDR speaks out against feeling like a burden in raw emo-pop single “Mania”

Salt Lake City based artist SOUNDR, shares her truth and creates an outlet for the misunderstood with her newest single “MANIA.” The haunting emo-pop track cascades with guitar swells that erupt into a heavy hitting chorus juxtaposing between soft and hard melodies. The feel of the track parallels the message exploring the duality of mental health.

SOUNDR has been making a name for herself since 2017, becoming a feature artist for the world’s biggest electronic producers and amassing millions of streams. As a feature artist SOUNDR was just scratching the surface on her story.

ILLUDIUM release second single taken from “Ash of the Womb”

Sometimes, it snows in summer. ILLUDIUM have released the haunting video ‘Sempervirens’ (“Evergreen”) as the second single taken from their forthcoming album “Ash of the Womb”, which is scheduled for release on October 15, 2021.

The Californian dark dreamgaze act headed by singer and guitarist Shantel Amundson have previously revealed the cover art, tracklist, and further details of their new full-length, which may all be viewed below.

The Blow shares a cover of the 10cc classic, “I’m Not In Love”

“We’ve both been obsessed with this song, ever since we discovered how it was made. Even though it sounds like an 80s song, it was actually made in 1975, by a rock band, before electronic pop really existed (at least on a mainstream level). 10cc produced it using a crazy and elaborate process, recording their voices in layers for weeks, taking a big risk on an experiment that ended up being a huge hit. It was one of the rare moments when experimentation is canonized in popular culture, and that’s exciting because sometimes the things that happen in the mainstream are inspiring, and sometimes they just make you feel small.

Finnish Pop Sensation Roye Shares New Single ‘Exhausted’

Finnish pop sensation Roye is back with his new single ‘Exhausted’. A multi-talented, singer, songwriter and studio engineer, Roye records and produces all his own material bringing together analogue synths with modern pop production to create his own unique alt-pop sound.

Dasha savors a picturesque NYC date of her dreams in “Nervous” video – Out Now Via Quadio Records

The video features Elias Camacho from Wilhelmina Models and the two’s natural chemistry is clear. “Nervous” comes after a string of breathtaking visuals from the hazy 50’s inspired “Love Me Till August” to the 00’s nostalgia-bursting “More Than This,” Dasha paints a clear picture of her storytelling in visuals completely unique from one another.

Video: JJ Finesser – Live Life

“Live Life” is the latest single from JJ Finesser’s album titled: ‘Classic OG’.

Live Life is JJ Finesser’s celebration of the greatest gift we have: Life. The rapper expresses this gratitude through the focus & determination of his lyrics & flow. Finishing with the lyrics, “Let’s just Live Life, that one wife. Thank you YAHUAH for everything in Life.” JJ Finesser is giving thanks to the Self-Existent & Eternal Creator for the gift of Life.

Local H Announce Cover LP, Share “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” Looking Glass Cover Via BV, Start US Tour 8/11, LP Out 10/8 Via Brutal Panda Records

Today, Local H announce a brand new cover LP, Local H’s Awesome Quarantine Mix-Tape #3, and share the LP’s first single, “Brandy” via Brooklyn Vegan. On the track, Scott says, “Started doing this near daily streaming thing on Facebook during quarantine–because what the fuck else was I gonna do?–and it was basically just a bunch of oddball covers. I was watching “Ozark” on Netflix and they had this episode that featured “Brandy”. My girlfriend turned to me and said “You gotta cover this song!” So that’s what we did.”

Still Woozy Meets Bloc Party

Inspired by sudden life changes experienced over the pandemic, “Why Can’t U?” is about Sam’s relocation to his hometown of Denver, Colorado and the impact that physical distance had on his close relationships in Los Angeles. The single is a unique blend of rich and experimental sounds, it is reminiscent of Still Woozy meets Bloc Party.


“I’ve never done anything like ‘Wishful Drinking’ before,” Andress said. “I’ve always wanted to work with Sam and have been such a fan of his for a long time. I admire how he stays so true to himself and am so happy to have him join me for my first collaboration. The song was co-written by my friend JP Saxe, and it became this amazing sad bop, which we all know I love.”