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Get “Disconnected” with Celebration Summer

Washington D.C. has a rich history of punk and hardcore bands that pioneered both genres while also bringing political and social issues to the forefront. Just outside of D.C., in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, Celebration Summer is informed by those very roots and writing their own politically charged anthems in a Post-Trump America. Their brand of late 80’s/early 90’s melodic punk is unpolished and channels the spirit of Leatherface.

From Berlin to Brooklyn: DUSTY LOCANE and KitschKrieg Connect for “Ratchets”

A mysterious collective with a black-and-white aesthetic and a militaristic dedication to the cool, Berlin’s KitschKrieg are ready to remake the American music scene in their own image. Their first stop: Brooklyn, one of the chief outposts in the global ascension of drill music. Connecting with one of the borough’s hottest rising stars in DUSTY LOCANE, KitschKrieg shares “Ratchets,” an ice cold video single out now via SoulForce Records.

NOLA Legend Dr. John’s Final Studio Album To Be Released 9/23; New Single Out Today

Over the course of his six-decade-long career, Dr. John embodied a near-mythic multitude of musical identities: global ambassador of New Orleans funk and jazz and R&B, visionary bluesman, rock and roll innovator, one-time top 10 hitmaker, self-anointed and massively revered high priest of psychedelic voodoo. On Things Happen That Way, due September 23, 2022, the six-time Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer otherwise known as Malcolm John “Mac” Rebennack Jr. reveals yet another dimension of his cosmically vast musicality: a lifelong affinity for classic country & western music. Things Happen That Way arrives as the latest and final studio album from an artist who remained wholly unpredictable, alchemizing the charmed simplicity of traditional country into a wildly enchanting body of work.

Keeper E. releases new album, thank u and please and don’t go

Halifax art-pop wunderkind Keeper E. celebrates the release of her new album, thank u and please and don’t go.

Steeped in unease and constructed in an unprecedented time, Keeper E.’s new collection of songs comprises a portrait of an anxious existence that’s as deeply worried as it is catchy against all odds.

Fantastic Negrito Delivers Anthemic Condemnation of the One-Percent on New Single “They Go Low”

Three-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, musician and activist Fantastic Negrito (neé Xavier Dphrepaulezz) is unafraid to call it like it is—to deliver the painful truth to our ears and let it soak into our eyes. Today, Fantastic Negrito delivers “They Go Low,” the fourth and final pre-release single off his forthcoming visual album White Jesus Black Problems, out June 3 via Storefront Records. White Jesus Black Problems is based on the true story of Negrito’s seventh-generation white Scottish grandmother (Grandma Gallimore), an indentured servant, living in a common-law marriage with his seventh-generation African American enslaved grandfather (Grandfather Courage); in open defiance of the racist, separatist laws of 1750s colonial Virginia.


Sabrina confidently projects sensuality, spirit and soul beyond her barriers in Based On A Feeling. The album features production by Stint (Gallant) and Blue Rondo (Young Thug) on “Better Version,” Jonah Christian (Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, 6LACK, Burna Boy, Normani, Anderson. Paak) and Sad Money (Khalid, Pink Sweat$, Chloe & Halle) on “Put On Repeat” as well as Jeff Gitty (J. Cole, H.E.R., Mac Miller, Anderson .Paak), Roy Lenzo (Lil Nas X) and German (Julia Michaels, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry) to name a few. It also sees Sabrina take the reins as the sole writer and present the clearest picture of herself as an artist and woman.

Supreme Unbeing release second full-length album “Enduring Physicality” Today!

SUPREME UNBEING is a mysterious 5-piece rock/metal band led by vocalist/prophet Zac Red, with his fellow prophets D.Vine (Lead Guitar), D.Sciple (Rhythm Guitar), Unknown (Bass) and Al Mytee (Drums). Although the band just recently transformed from animated characters into real flesh and blood entities, their impact has been felt in the physical domain since the release (October 2020) of their debut full-length album Enter Reality which garnered an 8/10 rating in Metal Hammer (Greece) and a 3rd place in “Album of the Year 2020” according to the readers of Sweden Rock Magazine, amongst other noteworthy accomplishments such landing Spotify Editorial Playlist placements on Thrashers and New Metal Tracks, and combining a staggering +10 million digital and video streams since their debut.


Rising pop singer-songwriter Maisie Peters has released her highly anticipated track “Cate’s Brother,” available now on all streaming platforms. The release is accompanied by an official live video – shot at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on the tail end of her sold-out North American headline tour – streaming now on Maisie’s official YouTube channel.


Beloved Ugandan label Nyege Nyege has announced a retrospective LP of legendary Los Angeles collective Chillin Villain Empire (C.V.E) for June 17th. We Represent Billions is a crucial portrait of one of the West Coast’s most low-key influential crews – a hydra-like collective of rappers, producers, designers and engineers who were key members of the Good Life Cafe’s open mic scene, going on to inspire artists like Jurassic 5, Kendrick Lamar amongst many others.

OUT TODAY: Indie-Folk Artist Cujo Moon Shares ‘In The Stars’

Indie-folk artist Cujo Moon returns with his latest single, ‘In The Stars’ released on the 6th of May. The single is expected to appear on his upcoming EP, Horizons slated for release on the 3rd of June via Tone Tree Music / Cujo Moon. Cujo Moon has received over 8 million plays across streaming platforms with support from CLASH Magazine, Under The Radar and Atwood Magazine as well as landing on over 20 Editorial Playlists between Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Deezer, and Youtube. His single, ‘With You’ also caught the world’s attention when it appeared on NBC’s TV show This Is Us.

Tony C Shares New Single “Loser”

Roseville, California rapper/producer/songwriter Tony C has unveiled his new single, “Loser”. The rising musician has been going from strength to strength over the past few years, with a string of quality tracks to his name. He now has over half a million streams on Spotify alone as an independent artist and looks set to build on this further with his latest release.

Erica Dawn Lyle & Vice Cooler announce LAND TRUST: Benefit for NEFOC, share “Mirrorball” feat. KATHLEEN HANNA

in March of 2020, with Bikini Kill’s anticipated reunion tour canceled, the band’s new guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle and drum tech Vice Cooler were wondering how to be useful. A long time participant in DIY punk communities, Lyle—also an arts critic, author, filmmaker, organizer, and free improvising experimental guitarist—was quarantined at her home in upstate New York as an early-pandemic spirit of mutual aid amplified throughout the culture.

THE AMERICANS – Sophomore Album: ‘Stand True’ {Out Today}

Recorded at LA’s Big Bad Sound, the new album captures the live energy that they have become known for and “is more our own than ever before,” the band confirms. Upon hearing the album, it’s evident why revered producer T Bone Burnett raved, calling them, “genius twenty-first century musicians that are reinventing American heritage music for this century. And it sounds even better this century.”


Dominican-Italian songstress, YEИDRY, releases Dominican dembow inspired single + video “KI-KI” today via Sony Music Latin/RCA Records. The track, unlike any other song YEИDRY has released, is a mix of styles, cultures and languages which reflects her very essence and is a reminder not to take things too seriously. The term “ki ki” is an abbreviation of “Juaniquiqui” which in Dominican slang refers to money.

Pryti Releases ‘Warning Sign’ | #MeToo | Alternative Rock, Metal

Her forthcoming full-length album (details TBA) features music with elements of alternative rock, metal and indie electronica, with influences ranging from Now Now, Halsey and PVRIS to Emma Ruth Rundle and Chelsea Wolfe.

Morray Pays Tribute To His “Momma’s Love” In a Spritely New Single

Taking inspiration from hip-hop, R&B, and contemporary gospel, Morray is a singular vocalist, injecting passion and soul into each bar. Paying tribute to the woman who made him the man he is today, the GRAMMY-nominated artist shares “Momma’s Love,” his latest single. “Momma’s Love” is a bouncy and soulful affair, with fizzy piano chords lifting up hard-hitting 808s. Harmonizing with himself as he expertly mixes rhythm and melody, Morray thanks his mother for her never-ending support and promises to return the favor as best he can: “I can’t give you everything but promise Imma try/I can’t pay you back because I know I owe my life.” Produced by Budda Bless, Seth The Chef, and with additional production from 3nigma, “Momma’s Love” is the ideal soundtrack for barbecues on Mother’s Day and beyond.

BAEST Release New Single and Video For “Creature”

“In the stirring sea a creature. Lurking in the deep. The Mighty beast!” ‘Creature’ marks the final single off of the new EP from BAEST, Justitia. Partially put together with riffs back from the Venenum days, and brand new ones, ‘Creature’ is an embodiment of the journey we have been on since the beginning. A melodic, yet brutal and crushing journey. We look forward to bringing it to stages across the globe. Spread the word, help the creature unleash its wrath upon the world,” states BAEST about the new track.

Brooke Fair, Age 17, Sings of Feeling Invisible

Award-winning Memphis singer/ songwriter, Brooke Fair, releases her single “Suck It Up,” along with a video,” from her forthcoming album, “The Things We Were,” which releases on May 20th.

The inspiration of the track came to fruition when Brooke was stuck with feelings of not fitting into social norms. She carried on with a brave smile, telling everyone that she was fine, when she was not.


Produced by trusted collaborator and superstar Illenium and co-written with GRAMMY® Award-nominated phenom Julia Michaels and fellow powerhouse songwriter Jason Evigan, the track glides on heavenly beats and airy production towards a bold and blissful refrain, “Don’t want this night to end, so we gotta stay high.” It illuminates the dynamics of her expansive voice and vivid lyricism.

Judah & the Lion Release New Single “scream!” | New Album ‘Revival’ out June 10th

Today Platinum selling Nashville band Judah & the Lion is releasing “scream!” – the anthemic lead single from the group’s forthcoming full-length studio album Revival – due out June 10th via Cletus the Van Records / Virgin Music. Once again, Judah & the Lion’s Judah Akers showcases his skill at writing relatable songs as he taps into our collective frustrations.

KADAVERMARCH: debut album “Into Oblivion” out today

A sweet rotten smell of decay fills the air across the abandoned graveyard. The only thing that breaks the silence is the creaking sound of cracks coming from the the dry naked ground. Everywhere white crooked hands appear from the ground. Like withered flowers they move in the windless night. The corpses are yet again on the move!

Allie Colleen, Releases Spine Tingling and Empowering Single, “Halos and Horns”

“My whole life has been a clash of ‘everything that is a blessing; is a curse.’ It has made me who I am. Everything about me, about all of us as individuals, seems to come with a challenge or an opinion. It has been a huge focus of mine lately and through the creation of “Halos and Horns” to accept all those things about myself and put them to work” shared Allie Colleen. “I love this song and how it showcases one of the many sides of Allie Colleen and who I am as an artist.”


“Tempo” has been tapped for the European/UK advertising campaign for the Fiat New 500 La Prima By Bocelli. The stylish new vehicle sets the pace for a madcap adventure throughout Tuscany in the official English language video for “Tempo.” After Bocelli’s friends interrupt his rehearsal at the Manolo Valdes Opera at the iconic Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico, they embark on a whirlwind trip throughout the region where he grew up, taking in the natural beauty of the land and the coast. View the English language video, which was directed by William9, HERE. The video to accompany the Spanish language version of the song will debut on Thursday, May 12, at 7:00 AM PT.

Matt B Pays Homage To His East African Roots In New Video “Losing You”


2.5 billion-streaming Trinidad Cardona, the 22-year-old Arizona-bred pop singer whose new single “Love Me Back” (Fayahh Beat) with Robinson has exploded virally in less than two months with over 400,000 creates on Tik Tok, over 4 million plays on Soundcloud, nearly 10 million streams on Spotify and over 8 million lyric video views on YouTube – now unpacks the song’s official video, premiering at all platforms today via Def Jam Recordings.

Irish alt-rockers, Rowan, release debut album, ‘Does It Make You Happy?’ today

Rising Irish trio Rowan finally release their long-awaited 11-track debut album today, Does It Make You Happy? via Beverly Martel, out everywhere now. The LP is a distinct blend of upbeat garage rock jams and vulnerable, honest ballads that explore what true happiness might look like. With this release, the band continues to push the limits of what alternative rock can be as they turn heads throughout Ireland and beyond.

Neal Casal + Johnny Irion – “No Hard Feelings” – Previously Unreleased Recording Out Today

Today, diamond-selling alternative act AWOLNATION officially released their highly anticipated covers and collaborations album My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me, via Better Noise Music. The album’s epic track listing was revealed earlier this winter and includes collaborations with Beck, Jewel, Portugal. The Man, Taylor Hanson of Hanson, Brandon Boyd of Incubus, and more. The project is a collection of masterfully crafted and carefully curated covers, with each track featuring at least one acclaimed musical artist with whom AWOLNATION’s founder Aaron Bruno has a personal connection.

WALLIS BIRD shares new single “Go” from 7th studio album HANDS out May 27th

An inward reflection staring countless possibilities in the face, ‘Go’ is a song about beginnings. About looking at your present situation and saying “what do you want to do? Do you want to do something a bit different? A bit odd?”. It’s about forcing yourself to stand out from the crowd when you want to – pursuing your passions and desires, because when it comes down to it, nobody else is going to do it for you. It’s about relenting and saying “let’s do it, let’s get started” embracing the uncertainty of what’s in store, because life’s too short to not try.


The official video for “Keeper,” which also dropped today, explores what makes someone a “keeper.” Producer/director Brian Robles, who previously helmed the videos for Toosii’s “Sapiosexual” and “Shallow,” combines Toosii’s performance of the song with footage of several couples, at different stages of their relationships – including Toosii and his girlfriend Samaria – living out their love in real life.

Method Man’s ‘Meth Lab Season 3: The Rehab’ Out Now!

Hip-hop legend Method Man is back with the third installment of his Meth Lab collaborative album series. Releasing today, ‘Meth Lab Season 3: The Rehab’ delivers another incredible tracklist full of bangers featuring genre icons, Wu Tang affiliates, respected battle rappers, and noteworthy up-and-comers including Redman, KRS-One, JoJo Pelligrino, RJ Payne, Iron Mic, who were featured on the first three singles of the album – “The Last Two Minutes”, “Butterfly Effect”, and “Live From The Meth Lab”.

“Last Cigarette” from MOTHICA ft Au/Ra Out Now!

Los Angeles-based alt-pop singer-songwriter MOTHICA shares “Last Cigarette” via Heavy Heart Records – her imprint with Rise Records/BMG. The track features Antiguan-German singer-songwriter Au/Ra. “Last Cigarette” follows the previous singles “Sensitive” and “Casualty,” which have garnered over 4.3M global streams and rising. All three tracks are taken from MOTHICA’s to be announced forthcoming album, Nocturnal.

Ellevator release debut album / share video for “STAR” (ffo Metric, Arcade Fire)

The Hamilton, Ontario-based trio, Ellevator have today released their Chris Walla-produced debut album, The Words You Spoke Still Move Me via Arts & Crafts. The record arrives alongside the video for the album track, “STAR” and comes following earlier tips from NPR, Consequence, The Needle Drop, Exclaim, FLOOD, The Line of Best Fit, Under the Radar, CBC and more.

Dro Kenji’s Glides Through Gotham with “THEY DON’T KNOW”

Armed with mellifluous melodies, an introspective pen, and an otherworldly creative vision, Dro Kenji has quickly built a strong reputation for consistent quality and colorful creativity. Since putting on a masterclass in world-building with the vibrant visuals from his debut album, WITH OR WITHOUT YOU, earlier this year, Kenji returns to tackle hidden demons in “THEY DON’T KNOW,” his new video single. Produced by Census, Cxdy, Paryo, and Taz Taylor, the track finds Kenji reflecting on romance gone rotten and fighting to keep hurt feelings at bay. He paints heart-broken pictures with heart-racing intensity as he croons, “Lost in the storm, stuck in time / But the past don’t change, so why should I?”


“I’ve been so excited to release this song because it really feels like a summer anthem!” Nate said. “I’ve recently gone through some personal stuff, and this song was an avenue for me to express what it feels like getting to the other side.”

The Offspring Unveil Video for New Single “Behind Your Walls;” On Tour Now

Today, The Offspring unveil the video for their new single “Behind Your Walls.” The eerily beautiful animated short depicts a couple trying to navigate a desolate post-apocalyptic landscape riddled with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Director and animator Jeb Hardwick worked closely with lead singer and songwriter Dexter Holland to create a visual accompaniment to the song’s lyrics.

OUT NOW // K Harrison – ‘Fire Fire’

You know what? Not many rappers in the UK scene can say they’ve been co-signed by a major US rapper after their first release — but that’s exactly what kind of power K Harrison harbors. Hailing from Derby, the rising East Midlands wordsmith might only have one official song out, but he’s already championed by Compton rap legend The Game, as well as working side-by-side with the nation’s favourite redhead Ed Sheeran. Following his highly successful debut ‘Boss (Call Away)’, K Harrison is back with his sophomore single ‘Fire Fire’.

R&B songstress SHAMIYA BATTLES drops dynamic visualiser for “One Way”

Following the success of her self-produced debut EP Be Myself, which gained over 2M streams, the talented R&B songstress returns with the dynamic single “One Way”. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Erykah Badu, Aaliyah and Stevie Wonder to bring the hazy, laid-back vibes of Shamiyah’s sultry track to life – while keeping understated, honest songwriting at its core. Reflecting on her own romantic life, the single captures the complex feelings around intimacy and insecurity that many will relate to. Released alongside an intimate visualiser, in which we are invited into the space where Shamiya creates all her music – her bedroom.


The heavy-touring Batesville, MS native marches home literally and figuratively on the eight-song project, re-pledging allegiance to the small-town world that inspires his heavy-duty brand of country rock. Recorded during a sold-out show at the historic Lyric Theater in Oxford, the project reveals the live-show foundation of Rodgers’ sound and success. Featuring songs from his debut album Bet You’re From a Small Town – plus his first viral hit “Midnight Daydream” – each knock-out track is delivered with the extra adrenaline rush of a hometown crowd, a roar Rodgers now takes with him while hitting the nation’s biggest stages.