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Red Velvet Release New Mini Album And Single “Queendom”

“Queendom” is a refreshing pop dance song featuring catchy hooks and the members’ cheerful vocals. The lyrics relay the positive message that we are all “queens” of our lives and that we shine more beautifully together. Having already established themselves as the “Summer Queens” through their previous summertime hits “Red Flavor,” “Power Up,” and “Umpah Umpah,” “Queendom” is the latest track which can’t be left out of summer playlists. The six-track album also includes new songs “Pose,” “Knock On Wood,” “Better Be,” “Pushin’ N Pullin.'” and “Hello, Sunset.”

Metal band SHOTGUN FACELIFT confront their critics in new “Bury Me” music video & single

“Bury Me was the perfect choice as our first single from this album. The idea of being chased down, made to dig our own grave, being bound and then buried alive was the ultimate metaphor for the opposition this band has faced in the entire existence of our musical career,” says lead vocalist John Huber. “The idea that our lifestyle and musical brand will lead us to personal ruination is difficult to get away from in such a conservative area of the country. So, rather than fight it, we embraced it!” Drummer Jody Smith adds, “Our guitarist Damian was the lucky member chosen for the task of burying John alive. It was real dirt, and it was really thrown in John’s face in a continuous shot as he screamed the lyrics out loud. He had it in his eyes, up his nose, and a bunch in his mouth, he’s a trooper man… I also got to punch him in the gut while he was being gagged and tied up, sorry brother!”

Wilderado Announces Debut LP Out 10/15 via Bright Antenna; Shares Trailer as “Head Right” Impacts Alt Radio

…while I was back in Tulsa, I ran into a friend and he told me he had an old church in my neighborhood that wasn’t being used and if I wanted to pay for the power we could write and rehearse in there. One day in that church I wrote “Surefire.” It was December 16th, 2018. Something about that song opened me back up and I ended up writing the majority of the lyrics on this record in that church. I found freedom in the fact that no one could hear me and I could sing and say whatever I wanted, so I wrote about everything. Meeting Natalia, struggling with the monotony of touring, starting to become depressed, addressing unfair expectations, having children, being forced to realize life is something that begins and ends, seeing the world through a better lens, stepping outside my head, slowing down and then learning that although everything goes down it, comes back up again. – Maxim Rainer, Wilderado

Fazt – Blood Roses Official Visuals Out Now

Fazt has just dropped new visuals for his long anticipated video Blood Roses. Blood Roses is the second single off his most current album, Garden of Roses, an album created in tribute to his daughter who was tragically killed in a drive by shooting in 2015.

Skope | Bad Bad Hats single

Minneapolis indie rock trio Bad Bad Hats have released their new single “Walkman” today. Full of memorable melodies, sweet harmonies, and a simple yet fun beat, the band pays a nostalgic tribute to their love of rock music on the title-track. Despite it’s lyrical praise for “heavy metal, rock and roll”, the mid-tempo tune owes as much to pop and country traditions as it does the rock canon.

Damn Jackals Share “Lovely Nothin'” Music Video

Brooklyn-based garage rock outfit Damn Jackals share their accompanying music video to the summer, hook-filled “Lovely Nuthin’.” Premiered by Under the Radar, the music video bottles up all the charming, glamorous 60’s vibes infused in the great summer track itself. While the lyrics parallel stubborn vanity and social media dependency with drug addiction, the former was chosen to visually portray the “Look at me!” suave mindset of the character in this upbeat, modern revamp of the 60’s; a retro parade of self-celebration.

Nothing Serious’ new single “Rescue Me” (feat. Emilie Sabga of Sundown Superhero)

New single, “Rescue Me” (feat. Emilie Sabga of Sundown Superhero), is a desperate reminder that just because you feel alone doesn’t mean that you’re alone. Sometimes asking for help is hard – asking someone to rescue you and pull you out of your own head – but it can be worth it.

Hookdiggy Reveals Authentic Hip Hop Track “School Crush”

Drawing from his musical beginnings singing, playing piano and drums, Hookdiggy takes hip-hop back to its core – thoughtful, upbeat lyrics driven by steady, danceable rhythms. A Flint, MI native, Hookdiggy’s love of hip-hop took off after an encounter with celebrated group The Dayton Family, also from the area.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Band KISS Announces Exclusive Las Vegas Engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

One of rock’s most influential bands, KISS, announces their exclusive Las Vegas engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, kicking off New Year’s Eve week with performances Wednesday, Dec. 29, Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1. Additional shows are scheduled for January 19 – February 5, 2022.


Platt marked the arrival of REVERIE with his biggest North American headline tour to date, set to kick off February 23, 2022 at Orlando’s Amway Center culminating with the tour finale on April 8, 2022 at Los Angeles’s legendary Hollywood Bowl. Among the tour’s indisputable highlights will be Platt’s first ever headline show at New York City’s world-famous Madison Square Garden, set for March 6, 2022.

Elise “Note To Self” Video

On her new single, “Note To Self,” Elise shimmers in the light of positivity and hope. Elise’s quiet and soulful vocals serve as a waterfall of good vibes as the melody undulates with smooth ripples of perfect grooves. On a song all about make decisions out of love rather than fear, she delivers inspirational sparks of brilliance like, “you’ve always been enough / on your own / baby you don’t need to earn their love / that’s not how spirits grow.” The track, equal parts urban jazz and deep soul, encourages us to see past the bad to the moments of gold-painted happiness in the future. It’s the perfect burst of positivity we need after a year filled with all these uncertain ups and downs.

Diablo Swing Orchestra Announce “Swagger & Stroll Down the Rabbit Hole” + Drop New Video

DSO are known for pairing elements of jazz, swing, classical, and progressive rock with just about everything in between, so it comes as no surprise that the first single from Swagger & Stroll Down the Rabbit Hole is a fusion of genres — best described as if Sepultura and Die Antwoord decided to write a song for the Carnival in Rio.

Mads Langer Releases Inclusive Video About Universal Love for New Single, “Lightning”

“The music video for ‘Lightning’ is a tribute to the kiss, to diversity, inclusivity and free love,” explains Langer. “My friend and very talented actor, Alex Høgh Andersen, plays the main character in the video.” “I’m so proud of the result and all the beautiful people in it!” he continues. “Mostly I’m proud of those of my friends and those from my family and everyone who have the courage to stand up for who they are and for who they love even though they don’t fit into the heteronormative box. A box that some people mistakingly think is the only box that true love can fit into. This is most of all a tribute to those who live in places and communities where they are not allowed to be who they are. Love is love.”


Today, international pop artist Johnny Orlando unveils the alluring visuals for his latest track “Daydream” via Island Records.

Directed by Alex P Smith and shot in Orlando’s hometown of Toronto, the video combines an array of hazy, dreamlike colours and effects, offering a glimpse into his “Daydream”. Upon release, “Daydream” made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard.

BLIND CHANNEL Talk New Music, Eurovision and Signing To Century Media

The track is the follow-up single to “Dark Side”, which entered the single charts all over the globe after having just signed a worldwide deal with Century Media. “Balboa’s” powerful Eurovision predecessor has over 40 million streams to date, settting the bar incredibly high, but “Balboa” is easily an equivalent triumph, striking another hammer blow to further establish Blind Channel’s very own brand of ‘Violent-Pop.’

”Balboa is a reminder of who we are – who we have always been. It’s a violent pop showoff about getting back up again and again, no matter how hard you’ve been hit. It’s us sticking to our vision without compromise. Underdogs are a dangerous species. This is a call to arms to every hardworking dreamer out there, and the soundtrack of our career so far. We keep coming back,” states BLIND CHANNEL.

Experimental pop-rock group Lilac Kings share new single “A Touch To Lose”

“The song is about being involved in something or with someone that feels wrong, but wanting it desperately enough to deal with the lack of true connection. Knowing that in the end, the experience will leave you feeling even more lonely and sad. We aimed to create a song that vocally and musically encompassed these feelings. The music composition itself was actually inspired partially by John Mayer and was written when our songwriter Dylan McBride was on a massive John Mayer kick.”

New Chris Young Album Famous Friends Sets Career First-Week Streaming Record

Multi-platinum, global entertainer Chris Young has set a new career first-week streaming record for his newest album. Famous Friends, Chris’s “most personal album to date” (Forbes ), opens at No. 3 on the Billboard Top Country albums chart, with 23,760 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. for his 8th studio project. The single week 12.7 million streaming tally for Famous Friends marks a 118% increase over his prior album, Losing Sleep . In addition, the Gold certified, multi-week chart-topping title track collaboration with Kane Brown notches a 10th week inside the Top 5 on Billboard’s country radio chart as the CMT Music Awards Collaborative Video of the Year tops CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown this week.

Skope | Bad Bad Hats single + tour (Don Giovanni, Sept 17)

Minneapolis indie rock trio Bad Bad Hats have released their new single “Walkman” today. Full of memorable melodies, sweet harmonies, and a simple yet fun beat, the band pays a nostalgic tribute to their love of rock music on the title-track. Despite it’s lyrical praise for “heavy metal, rock and roll”, the mid-tempo tune owes as much to pop and country traditions as it does the rock canon.

Belgian Death Metal Band Aborted New Album ‘Maniacult’ Out 9/10

“Alright alright! It’s good old Jack Burton here, and he’s got one thing to say: ‘get ready for the boom stick!’ We have such sights to show you—or rather sounds to play you—with the next single from ManiaCult, ‘Drag Me to Hell’. Trust me, you’re going to want to click that button and spread it before Wayland comes for YOU,” states ABORTED about their new single “Drag Me To Hell”.