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Neon Insect Continues Their Dystopian, Cyberpunk Saga With New Single

Nils Sinatsch, the mastermind behind the electro-industrial music project Neon Insect, released his new single, “Rewired,” on February 10th, 2023.

Nils found it difficult to continue on the cyberpunk, dystopian-themed path that began on the preceding release; the full-length LP, New Moscow Underground. However, after a couple of turbulent years, especially in the context of the Russian-Ukrainian war, “Rewired” was finally released. The track will also appear on the upcoming album, Love, Sex & Robots.

Luke Laird, Lori McKenna, And Barry Dean Announce The Songwriter Tapes Vol. 1

Forever and always, every great song starts with a songwriter and a blank slate. Every big hit, meticulously self-penned or gracefully covered, was once a little song in a little room with big hopes and dreams. Good comes from repetition, great comes from inspiration, and hits come with validation. And in Nashville, home to hundreds and thousands of musicians and songwriters, the mutually admired trio of Luke Laird, Lori McKenna, and Barry Dean sit at the head of the songwriters’ table with hundreds of cuts to their names and too many number-ones and awards to count; all from their own blank slates.

Indie rock-folk band Setting Sun announces sixth LP + shares single “Feelings Cure”

Setting Sun, led by frontman and primary songwriter Gary Levitt, began in San Francisco where the band’s first release, holed up, was recorded in 2003. From there, Levitt moved to Los Angeles, then to Brooklyn, NY and now resides in the Hudson Valley of New York. After holed up came Math And Magic the following year and caught the attention of Pittsburgh City Paper who wrote “Isolation” from the album, “brought together the dramatic delivery with a set of lyrics spilling out with a poetic skill rarely heard in any style of music.” Four years later, Children of the Wild arrived, and PopMatters wrote the band’s third album is characterized by “delicate, hushed vocals and well-crafted pop songs.” In 2010, Setting Sun released Fantasurreal, and three years later came Be Here When You Get Here in 2013.


Entering a new chapter this year, as he places the final touches on his debut project, Yung Pooda has carved out his own lane on his path to rap stardom. His range in subject matters leaves fans anticipating his next move just as much as his lethal beat selections. Having already earned acclaim on coveted music playlists for his latest releases- “Already Know” is on Apple Music’s Friday Night, New In Hip Hop, It’s Lit!, BASE:Line & Spotify’s State Of Mind, B.A.E. and “Did It Again” is featured on Spotify’s New Joints, Apple Music’s Get Up and Go, New In Hip Hop, Amazon Music’s Breakthrough In Hip Hop and Tidal’s Hip Hop Workout, New South—Yung Pooda swiftly arrives back to the forefront as Houston’s next bet for success this year.

Crown The Empire Announce New Album ‘DOGMA’ Out April 28

DOGMA, produced and mixed by Zach Jones (Fever 333, Poorstacy, Scene Queen, Nova Twins), is a diverse album fueled by angst, existential identity, isolation, and determination. Over the last three years, the band took time to reflect on personal and collective priorities. This introspection is reflected lyrically in DOGMA. “The lyrics are less wordy and lofty. It’s more honest and direct,” shares vocalist Andy Leo who offers a candid perspective on paranormal encounters, manic dreams, and the depths of quarantine.

DERHEAD: Italian avantgarde black metal project to release new album “The Grey Zone Phobia” in March

“The Grey Zone Phobia” is the fifth release by Avantgarde Black Metal project DERHEAD and it will be released via Brucia Records in digital and 6 panels Digipack CD format on March 30, 2023.

Track Premiere and Interview: Derhead Plunges the Depths of Black Metal


The album is announced alongside the alluring and elegant first single, ‘Setting Sail On A Distant Horizon’, set for release at midnight GMT 24th February. Throughout the track, Grant’s composition takes listeners on a voyage of minimalist beauty.

THE EFFIGY Releases Video For “Dying Light”

Heavy cinematic solo artist THE EFFIGY returns with a powerful and raw new single in “Dying Star”. Featuring guest guitars from Max Harris of KITE THIEF, “Dying Star” delivers a composition combining thundering heavy with an ethereal vastness.

“This song was incredibly difficult to write, and harder still to actually record. But I owe it to myself for the world to hear it.

THE LONELY ONES Release New Single “Gucci Bags” with B-Side “Time Bomb” to all major platforms!

Hard rock band The Lonely Ones released their new single “Gucci Bags” along with a B-Side “Time Bomb” to all major platforms. The band will be touring in support of the single and playing multiple festivals (see dates below).

Austria’s HOG MEETS FROG Now Streaming Witty and Intriguing EP “humANIMALization”

Hog Meets Frog’s third EP “humANIMALization” is a witty and entertaining jaunt that flirts with obscurity and is entirely thought-provoking. With influences ranging all over the musical spectrum from progressive and death metal to jazz, to world music and funk, there is something for everyone in the riffs and chords that the Austrian group writes. They explain the avantgarde record in their own words:

Hog Meets Frog premieres EP humANIMALization

OUT TODAY: NOLAN fka (Nolan the Ninja) Unveils New Album “don’t get TOO excited”

NOLAN fka is proud to announce his new album “don’t get TOO excited” is due for release on February 23rd. On top of being his debut album under his new moniker, “don’t get TOO excited” embodies NOLAN’s evolution as an artist. Known for his proficient lyrical ability and crate-digging production, NOLAN is excited to showcase his new musical approach and sound unlike anything he’s released before. Watch the music video for SCOOP:

THE MOSS Announces Co-Headline Tour w/ almost monday | “Insomnia” Cracks Alternative Radio Top 20

The Moss has quickly earned a rapturous fanbase with their euphoric live show and the recent release of their Insomnia EP on S-Curve / Hollywood Records. Earning acclaim from Under The Radar, The Alternative, LADYGUNN, Earmilk, Atwood, Ones To Watch and much more, the band just wrapped up a nearly sold out western U.S. headline tour. Today, they have announced a co-headlining tour with almost monday which will kick off March 20.


On Yaeji’s latest single she reflects on the patterns, modes of thought and traumas we inherit from our ancestors, taking on the mission of smashing these inter-generational cycles as a path toward healing herself and the world. Accompanied by a music video directed and edited by Yaeji, “Done (Let’s Get It) stars Yaeji alongside her grandpa dressed as bunny dogs and was shot in Seoul, South Korea earlier this year. “Let’s get it done / I want it done” Yaeji demands, questioning what’s taking us so long to free ourselves from the past, and beckoning us to do just that.

Ea$y Money & Chilla Jones Bring In The Calvary With New Video “Pass The Burner” FT. DJ Manipulator, Termanology, Fabeyon & Cortez

STÖNER: stream new record “Boogie To Baja” in full

STÖNER, the desert-based collective formed by Brant Bjork (ex-Kyuss and Fu Manchu), Nick Oliveri (ex-Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age) and drummer Ryan Güt present their new EP “Boogie To Baja” in its entirety, before its official release this February 24th on Heavy Psych Sounds.

STÖNER Streams Hazy New Album Boogie To Baja

HELL’S GUARDIAN • MeloDeath • “Hot n Cold”

ANATOMY OF HABIT: V13 Premieres Black Openings From Experimental Post-Punk/Doom Outfit; LP To Drop This Friday

V13 is currently streaming Black Openings, the latest full-length from long-running experimental post-punk/doom outfit ANATOMY OF HABIT. The premiere comes on the eve of the record’s official release, Friday, February 24th.

Anatomy of Habit Premiere Their Heavy, Experimental New Record ‘Black Openings’

Iceland Airwaves announces Blondshell, NANNA, Yard Act, Squid, Lime Garden, Trentemøller, Cassia, Balming Tiger, The Haunted Youth + more for 2023 lineup

Taking place from November 2-4, Reykjavík’s iconic downtown festival brings together a mix of emerging global acts and the best in local Icelandic talent at a series of unique indoor venues including an art museum, a local church, and much more. They were also recently named the Best Indoor Festival at the 2022 European Festival Awards.

ATAVISTIA Announces “Cosmic Horror Tour”

ATAVISTIA will be touring western Canada this spring on the “Cosmic Horror Tour”. All dates will be in support of their upcoming album Cosmic Warfare which will release on April 21, 2023.

Live In The Vineyard Goes Country, Presented by Visit Napa Valley®, Announces Lineup for Upcoming Event, To Be Held April 25-27, 2023

The 2023 LITVGC lineup includes Jake Owen, Lauren Alaina, William Beckmann, Wade Bowen, Cody Belew, Brandy Clark, Jackson Dean, Dalton Dover, Dillon Carmichael, Hannah Ellis, Levi Hummon, Kat & Alex, Steven Keene, Kimberly Kelly, LANCO, Tyra Madison, Megan Moroney, Chase McDaniel, Neon Union, Catie Offerman, Meghan Patrick, Kimberly Perry, MaRynn Taylor, Aaron Watson, Jake Worthington, and Warren Zeiders.

Execution Day Release Massive Single “Flourish”

“Flourish is a somber look into our past, reflecting on the simpler ‘good ol’ days’ of our youth and the struggles and hardships life gives us as we mature and age. As is with most of our songs, the message of Flourish is ultimately an uplifting one. Highlighted in the bridge, with the closing line “I won’t turn to gray” is a solemn promise to our past, present and future selves to be the best version of ourselves and to always get back up when we fall.” – Dylan Dively

Written While Undergoing Chemo, THE ALARM Roar Back With “Next”

Jay Critch Reigns in Jugg Season

Kara Jackson Announces New Album ‘Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love?”, out April 14

The Poet Laureate, singer-songwriter, Chicago-based Kara Jackson is thrilled to share details for her upcoming debut album Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love? out April 14th via September. They enlisted close friends and fellow artists Nnamdi, Kaina and Sen Morimoto to help on the album’s production.


We Bridge, the inaugural three-day cultural expo and two-day music festival in Las Vegas to celebrate Asian entertainment and culture, has announced renowned K-pop sensation MONSTA X to headline and award-winning soloist Jessi to perform on the weekend of April 21-23. These line-up additions are set to appear alongside ENHYPEN and will be joined by KANG DANIEL, VIVIZ, Dreamcatcher, CIX, ONEUS, fromis_9, and BE’O.


WITCHROT Release Teaser For Experimental Documentary ‘Witchrot: Live in the Hammer: The Movie’

J.Stalin is Carrying the Weight of the World on His Shoulders in New Video!

It’s Thursday, which means J.Stalin is back with a new music video from Prenuptial Agreement 2! The album serves as a testament to the passion Stalin continues to invest in his music and his community. This time around, we find our protagonist carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders as he reaffirms his place as one of the Bay’s biggest hustlers. In the video for “World On My Shoulders,” Stalin reflects on the strength it takes to move masses: “Damn I still miss trapping with my brother/All night, counting money, laughing at the suckers.”