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BROTHERS IN ARMS RELEASE THE SECOND SINGLE AND VIDEO FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM SUNSET AND CLARK
Brothers In Arms is the brainchild of guitarist/composer Jack Frost (Savatage, Seven Witches, Lizzy Borden, etc…), who along with several recruited iconic rock brothers, has made it his mission to prove rock music will never die. The guys unified to take a stand against the doubters and cynics who have claimed that it’s simply not possible to resurrect this celebrated music in which so many lasting and fond memories were built around. Banding together, Jack & the Brothers forged ahead with one main goal: To make quality music that would both represent and immortalize the days of the sold-out legendary rock venues, to show the world that rock is not just a thing of the past.
Progressive post-hardcore band Vagrants share new single “You Still Linger”
Today, Vagrants returned with their new single “You Still Linger” out now on Equal Vision Records. “You Still Linger” serves as the next evolution of the band’s sound, with intricate guitar and drum work supported by modern electronic elements. The emotionally charged lyrics found on the track dive deep into self-reflection and being able to grow from past experiences. The energy of the song is matched in the video, with a high-octane performance jumping “beyond the veil” of reality versus perception. Recording for the track was split between the band’s own studio in Florida and with Matt Goldman (’68, As Cities Burn) in Tennessee. The song was mixed by Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Young Culture) and mastered by Kris Crummet (Dance Gavin Dance, Hail The Sun). You can stream “You Still Linger” here now and watch the video for the track here.
J.R.C.G. (Dreamdecay) Shares New Single “Rainbow” Via Treblezine, Read Post-Trash, CVLT Nation Features | ‘Ajo Sunshine’ LP Out 11/19 Via Castle Face
Today, J.R.C.G. (the solo project of Dreamdecay’s Justin R. Cruz Gallego) unveiled “Rainbow,” another single off their forthcoming debut, Ajo Sunshine (due November 19 via Castle Face). Treblezine hosted the premiere.
Cami Petyn evokes empowerment and revenge with new single and video “Psycho Bitch”
Today, LA based alt-pop songstress Cami Petyn released her new single and video “Psycho Bitch”. This song is exemplary of her heartfelt but sharp edged songwriting style and ability to craft anthemic lyrics from deeply personal themes, accompanied by a punch-you-in-the-gut video that explores aesthetics and visuals outside the norm of what “pop” might have you expect.
New Dialogue Releases New Track “Mood Swings” Today
“We’re so excited for everyone to hear ‘Mood Swings’! It’s a song that emphasizes that during life’s many twists and turns, it’s perfectly okay not knowing which road to take. We aimed to bring a new edge to this track while still building off that alternative and anthemic sound we’ve come to love. This song is very close to our hearts and we are so happy to share it with the world,” states New Dialogue.
EIGHTY8 DELIVERS HARD-HITTING NEW MUSIC VIDEO “HIT”
North-side Miami native Eighty8 keeps the trail-blazing, fiery momentum at a high as he unleashes the official music video to his debut single “Hit.” The video directed by David Rousseau made its world broadcast premiere via BET Jams courtesy of Cash Money Records earlier today as the efficacious rising artist delivers doses of potent energy and emotion that displays his budding impact.
Bronx & Brooklyn Take Manhattan in Ron Suno & DUSTY LOCANE’s New Video
Blessed with serious emcee skills and a boisterous personality, Ron Suno is on a mission to make NY drill fun. Blending his booming Bronx energy with DUSTY LOCANE’s fierce Brooklyn attitude, Suno shares “Grabba” (Remix), a new version of his buzzing single. A seismic event in the world of NY rap music, the new remix is a collaboration between two of the biggest breakout stars in the outer boroughs–the comedic Suno and the street-savvy LOCANE have electric chemistry, the Canarsie rapper flexing his wordplay and getting on Suno’s wavelength: “You ain’t solid, break him like a Kit Kat.”
MONSTA X RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ENGLISH SINGLE “ONE DAY”
Singer Kihyun says “it’s been a really long time since we’ve released an English song. To get this song out, we’ve had a lot of support and help from many others. I’d like to give my sincere thanks. Due to the pandemic, we weren’t able to see our international MONBEBEs, nevertheless they’ve always been the light and energy for us. A special thanks to our MONBEBEs, we were able to come all the way here. Please give “One Day” lots of love and look forward to our new songs that will come out in the near future!”
Molly Moore Teams Up with NoMBe On New Single “Marco Polo”
Following her debut festival performance at BottleRock Napa Valley last weekend, emerging pop artist Molly Moore has teamed up with artist, producer, and friend NoMBe to release new single “Marco Polo,” a true story about meeting someone you can escape reality with while struggling with deciding whether to dive head-first into the relationship or continue testing the waters. The track is a swirling blend of harmonic bliss accompanied by bright layered beats and lush synths — with a splash of bossa nova — and is the second single from Molly’s forthcoming EP, Escapism, Part 1, out this fall.
BOMBER ALLEY Release New Single “WE GET BY” + Watch Official Lyric Video
BOMBER ALLEY, the new godfathers of modern sleaze, have released a brand new single “We Get By” via Mindsnap Music (on behalf of Von Artists Ltd.). The single features two members of Dee Snider of Twisted Sister’s solo band on guitar (Nick Petrino) and bass (Russel Pzutto), along with Joetown on vocals & more!
BLAKE ROSE RELEASES “MOVIE,” NEW SINGLE & VIDEO – OUT NOW
The song arrives alongside an official music video, which was directed by Sean Hollihan (who previously worked with Blake on the “Casanova” video)
EMERGING WEST COAST LATINO HIP-HOP ARTIST, OHNO, RELEASES NEW TRACK “DÍMELO” VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS
Los Angeles recording artist OHNO has become one of today’s hottest Latino acts coming out of the West Coast, and he did it on his own terms. For over a decade now, the bilingual trendsetter has captured a legion of fans, known as the PRDSE Mob, with signature raps, catchy melodies, and ahead of its time catalog that includes fan-favorite projects, like TheClub, Heartthrob, and Cabana. Featureless, the 23-year-old has accumulated over 35million streams across all DSPs.
OUT TODAY: TEROUZ – “Big Boy Games” video
New single, “Big Boy Games,” is a dark twist on the wordplay that expresses epic ego wars in toxic behaviour. A darkwave, cautionary vengeance tale that dwells with its ominous and hypnotic tones into a gallery of iconic betrayals, haunting standoffs and a grand finale in an authentic retro wave bang.
We Are Scientists believe that “You’ve Lost Your Shit” is not just the name of their new single, but very likely its result, too. The track premiered on Consequence this Wednesday who said it stacks up with their other singles from the upcoming LP HUFFY (Out October 8, 2021) to “stitch together a rich, euphoric sonic universe we can’t wait to hear more of.”
Monsta X Release English Single & Music Video For “One Day”
Worldwide phenomenon, Monsta X, have released their highly anticipated English single, “One Day”, today. Released through Intertwine (BMG) in collaboration with Starship Entertainment; “One Day” is about having lost or broken up with someone, and the feeling of knowing that it might feel better at some point, but you’re stuck in your current emotion and not able to realize that. Named by Grammy.com as “one of k-pop’s most prolific groups,” this English-language release is a continuation of their first all English-language debut album, ALL ABOUT LUV.
Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer – Astrid Swan sends lullaby to her daughter
Astrid Swan announces her upcoming album “D/other” with new single “Luxuries.” “Luxuries” celebrates mundane things as the luxuries of life. In the face of her personal experience with metastatic cancer and the shared uncertainty with the on-going global pandemic, Swan sings that to be able to mourn is both a necessity and a luxury only afforded by time. The song articulates a message of hope and living life to the full despite difficult circumstances: to be hurt is to be human, to grieve is to heal.
PINKPANTHERESS RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘JUST FOR ME’
After being leaked by fans last night PinkPantheress releases long-awaited video to hit single ‘Just For Me’
Co-Directed by the rising star herself, the video sees PinkPantheress as we’ve never seen before, front and centre. The Mura Masa produced track features a delicate composition of melodic guitar riffs as her signature saccharine vocals glide through the UK garage influenced earworm.
MERCURY CIRCLE (feat. members of CHILDREN OF BODOM & SWALLOW THE SUN): New Lyric Video for “The Gates Wide Open”! Debut Album, “Killing Moons”, to be released October 8th
Born as a brainchild in 2018 by ICONCRASH’s and SWALLOW THE SUN’s Jaani Peuhu, and featuring members of CHILDREN OF BODOM,SLEEP OF MONSTERS & more, October 8th will see the release of Killing Moons, the highly anticipated debut album by Finland’s very own MERCURY CIRCLE. Featuring ten enthralling tracks, which differ wildly in expression and sonic aesthetics, the band’s upcoming record is a deeply powerful and majestic piece of music, truly representing a genre of its own. Dark metal infused soundscapes with powerful synth and electro waves are the breeding ground for a unique journey filled with painful departures to new beginnings, a spectacle in which hope and promises echoing loss and regret.
New DAWN FADES album Ode out now on Metal Assault Records
Los Angeles, California’s DAWN FADES have released their anticipated sophomore album, Ode today on Metal Assault Records. The seven song offering includes the emotive lead single “Taste.” Popular metal website Toilet Ov Hell calls the song “spellbinding.” Watch the official video for “Taste” now at:
Kashena Sampson’s ‘Time Machine’ Showcases Resilience // Out Now
It’s been a little more than a year since Kashena Sampson’s life shifted, since her plans changed, since she re-grouped and found a way amidst incredibly difficult circumstances: since moving to East Nashville in 2015, the singer-songwriter has funded all of her music through her job bartending at Nashville’s iconic music venue The Basement East, which was destroyed by the March 2020 tornado just a few weeks before the pandemic hit. If her new album, Time Machine, out today, is Sampson discovering her own resilience, its release may just be the strongest example of it.
Late summer anthem “Frickin Pretty” out today from garage rockers Royal Castles
Energetic and hard-hitting, Royal Castles are making nostalgic but contemporary garage-rock. Hailing from the Royal City of Guelph, Ontario, power trio Katrin Sawatzky, Jordan Gabriel and AJ Johnson deliver pounding drums, crunchy guitars and a healthy dose of wooly bass.
“The moment Alan and his team sent me the cut of ‘Running Out of Roses,’ I knew this would be the biggest moment of my music career! I’ve looked up to Alan since I was a teenager, growing up in Cardiff, UK. My life was forever changed thanks to his belief in me to carry this record through the finish line. I’m proud to join the Team of Walkers and can’t wait for the world to experience this amazing record!” – Jamie Miller
The new single premiered yesterday exclusively with Taste Of Country. The entire project is different screenshots and snapshots of what Lauren was personally feeling and experiencing throughout the past year during the pandemic. Past single releases include “Live In The Light,” “Backfire,” “Thinking About You,” and “Silver Linings.”The EP release is due in late 2021.
JERRY CANTRELL OF ALICE IN CHAINS RELEASES “BRIGHTEN” TITLE TRACK TO FULL ALBUM
Consequence premiered the video and lauded the song and video, saying, “True to its title, “Brighten” is an uplifting late-summer jam. Heavy chords blend with Cantrell’s sweetly sung melodies, accentuated by lush and organic production. The video sees Jerry and company joyously rocking out, showing off an impressive arsenal of electric guitars.”
Wolfy & Rosie Tucker ‘sucker supreme to study and relax to’ Out Now
Earlier this year, Rosie Tucker (they/them) released their third studio album Sucker Supreme, produced by Wolfy (he/him), which FLOOD called “a capsule of self-exploration and detailed, diaristic revelation.”
The release, which follows Motherfolk’s previous single “head above water”, will be featured on the band’s upcoming EP, the flower, due out on November 5. The 7-track EP is the result of a year spent hard at work during the pandemic, creating a versatile sound that lies somewhere between indie pop and garage rock.
The Velvicks Share New Single “L.A.” + Lyric Video
NYC-based rockers The Velvicks share a new single, “L.A.,” a sultry slow burner with an effortlessly cool rock n’ roll grit. “L.A.” pays homage to everyone who gives up on most of life’s ordinary experiences, known by most people as happiness, to pursue what brings them sanity, joy. Sounding more classic than contemporary, “L.A.” differs from the singles released so far by the band. Expect Tom Petty meets Smashing Pumpkins. It’s a tune that sings to everyone who sacrifices time to devote themselves to developing a skill and dedicate their life to it, bypassing the inevitable self doubt, existential crises and social disapproval to most likely, in the end, deal with deceptions. Cheers to the brave hearted blind faith knuckleheads out there.
OTF’s Doodie Lo Proves Why He’s “Mr. Kankakee” in His New Video
A tough-talking rhymer with an outsized charisma, Only The Family rapper Doodie Lo is proud to represent his hometown of Kankakee, IL. Determined to put his city on the map with his bruising bars, Doodie Lo shares “Mr. Kankakee,” his new video. Produced by Chicago area sound architect Chopsquad DJ, the main man behind the production sound of the late King Von, “Mr. Kankakee” finds Doodie Lo running roughshod over drill hi-hats and ominous pianos as he methodically demonstrates why he’s much more than a big fish in a small pond: “In the trenches, my ice on me/I ain’t a real rapper, I get pounds overnight, homie.” In the video, directed by SV Visuals, Doodie Lo leads a tour of his lesser-known hometown, from the stately city hall to the rougher areas from which he hails. “Mr. Kankakee” is a highlight track from Big Doodie Lo, the artist’s debut full-length.
Kraak & Smaak release ‘Scirocco’ EP via Boogie Angst
Today, the beloved electronic trio of Kraak & Smaak have released the Scirocco EP via Boogie Angst, the group’s first new music since 2019’s Pleasure Centre Remixed. Earlier this week, popular YouTube channel Délicieuse Musique premiered the EP’s title-track, which features the smooth vocal stylings of Fred Nevché. The band is also thrilled to announce that they are returning to North America for a tour, with stops in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Austin, Denver and more. Tickets on sale HERE. Full list of dates below.
SMO Pays Homage To His Hometown in New Music Video “Small Town”
Country artist, reality star, and entrepreneur SMO has officially released his new album “The Classics” across digital music platforms today. The twelfth album of his twenty year career, SMO recreates some of the old favorites from his classic catalog. The instrumentation and quality of the recreations are impeccable. Viral hits like “Kickin’ It In Tennessee” and “Honky Tonkin” are remastered with a new twist as well as fan favorites “My Life in a Jar” and “Old Dirt Road”. “Kuntry Boy Swag” with longtime friend Mr. Sneed is now available for streaming for the first time ever. To celebrate the completion of “The Classics” album, SMO has released the official music video for “Small Town” at –
LÉON RELEASES DREAMY NEW SINGLE, “DANCER”
“Dancer” is a blissful, easy listen, and a display of the Swedish artist’s pure musical prowess. This is her first single since the release of her sophomore album, Apart, in October of 2020. With over 800 million total global streams and support from the likes of Vogue, Glamour, In-Style, The Fader, and more, LÉON is gearing up to release more new music very soon. Stay tuned for details.
Smash Into Pieces release lyric video for ‘My Shadow’
Scandinavian alt-rock band Smash Into Pieces have revealed a brand new lyric video for their track ‘My Shadow’. The song is latest to be included in their Arcadia World series and is taken from their brand new album A New Horizon, available now. Watch the video here and listen to the new album here.
Swedish rock outfit DICTATOR SHIP have released their new single, ”Losing Ground”. The single is the first new music from the band since their 2020 debut album ‘Your Favorites’, and offers a direct, raw, and punchy take on classic-sounding Rock N’ Roll. Despite its uplifting and energetic vibes, ”Losing Ground” tackles the feeling of giving up.
After debuting on the label last month with “Fake People,” the Swedish producer Behmer returns to the NFT-fueled Purple Fly with another great single. This time he teamed up with Austrian producer Moodygee and German established duo Bodybangers on “No Fool” – a vocal track, fusing Behmer’s signature Melbourne bounce, hardstyle, and elements of pop. With over 100M streams across platforms, the Swedish producer has had a steady growth in the dance music scene since his debut in 2014. On the other hand, we have Moodygee, who has been rewarded with the Amadeus Music Award and numerous prizes at the Austrian Dance Awards, while Bodybangers’ earlier releases made it to the single charts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, keeping the duo on great demand, resulting in tour stops in Dubai, Hong Kong, South Korea, Croatia, France, Albania, India, Russia, Spain, Poland, and more.
“Parallax” is the latest single from Mirours’ sophomore album, Gilded Paradise, due out November 5 on Tooth & Nail Records. The 11-track album rooted in pop nostalgia and alternative edge was written as a way to process the events of the past year. The band shares, “We wrote this album when we needed some very real and honest clarity during our processing over this past year…Clarity in faith and doubt; clarity in heartache and human nature; clarity in what love has the power to do; clarity in what we have the power to do.”
LNDFK ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE “HOW DO WE KNOW WE’RE ALIVE” (FEAT. PINK SIIFU)
Following the success of June’s “Don’t Know I’m Dead Or Not (feat. Chester Watson)” – with press from the likes of Clash, Brooklyn Vegan, Rolling Stone Italy, and radio support from BBC Radio 6 (Artist Spotlight) and Worldwide FM – the Italian-Tunisian wunderkind LNDFK returns to Bastard Jazz with a new single, “How Do We Know We’re Alive (feat. Pink Siifu).”
SUECO DROPS OFFICIAL “PARALYZED” VIDEO
After amassing millions of views and likes on a TikTok teasing “Paralyzed,” Sueco dropped the single which exploded out of the gate. The pop-punk anthem produced by John Feldmann (Machine Gun Kelly, blink-182, jxdn) and Colin ‘DOC’ Brittain (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Papa Roach) with additional production from dwilly (Royal & The Serpent, Trevor Daniel, bbno$), has garnered over 30 million worldwide streams, hit #1 on the Spotify US 50 Viral chart, and marked Sueco’s debut on the Billboard Hot 100 and Rolling Stone 100 charts.
Today, genre-blending DJ producer Austin Millz releases his latest single as he continues to build momentum toward his Midas EP. Featuring UK dance music singer-songwriter Aluna, ‘Gold’ is a marriage of Austin’s distinguished beat-making abilities and Aluna’s pop-forward falsettos. As two prominent Black individuals making waves in electronic music and beyond, the record works to spotlight the need for greater inclusion of blackness in the dance community, while aiming to inspire unsung voices across industries to be heard and to take action with their own dreams.