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Rising Rapper Sexyy Red Knows Exactly What She Wants

Late last year, Summer Walker shocked the world when she shared a video that departed from her usual style–instead of singing lovelorn R&B, the pregnant artist spat a deft rap verse and twerked to her heart’s content. “I’m NOT a rapper,” Summer clarified, “I just wanted to do hood rat stuff with my friend.”

WITCH — Announce New Album: ‘Zango’ Out 2 June || + Listen To: “Avalanche of Love” Ft. Sampa The Great

The story of Zambia’s greatest rock band is the story of Zamrock itself.

It’s also a legend that was almost lost in time until only a few years ago. But the most incredible thing about the mighty WITCH and their brilliant garage, blues and psych-rock sound is that the story isn’t over yet.

CRONOS COMPULSION: Denver Death Metal Trio To Release Malicious Regression EP On Caligari Records In May

Underground extreme music label Caligari Records presents Malicious Regression, the new EP from Denver death/doom metal trio, CRONOS COMPULSION, announcing the record’s details ahead of its May release date, including the lead single.

Lucinda Williams announces new album ‘Stories From A Rock N Roll Heart’ & unveils single ‘New York Comeback’ (ft. Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa)

Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams will release her highly anticipated new album Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart on June 30th (Highway 20 Records/Thirty Tigers).

Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart marks a triumphant return from one of our most revered artists and songwriters. Williams is in great form as heard on her new single “New York Comeback,” written by Williams, Tom Overby and Jesse Malin, with Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen on backing vocals.

RAINBOWS ARE FREE to release new live album on Ripple Music

Norman, Oklahoma’s heavy and psychedelic metal six-piece RAINBOWS ARE FREE announce the release of the “Heavy Petal Music” live album this June 9th on Ripple Music, and unleash the first track “Like A River We Will Roll” streaming exclusively on Invisible Oranges.

“They’re from somewhere in Oklahoma. The part of Oklahoma that has UFO cults, bathtub acid, wizard robes, custom vans and amplifiers the size of refrigerators. There’s a good chance Rainbows will blow your mind for good, so use caution…” — Classic Rock Magazine

Temps (James Acaster ft Shamir, Quelle Chris & More) Share New Single / Debut Album Out May 19 via Bella Union

Temps, the 40-strong international music collective devised, curated and produced by James Acaster, release their anticipated debut album PARTY GATOR PURGATORY on May 19 via Bella Union. Having recently been the subject of an extensive feature in The Guardian, today Temps share a video for new single “ificouldjust” featuring Yoni Wolf, Quelle Chris, Shamir, Montaigne and Ami Dang. Commenting on the track James Acaster says: “Like all of us, the party gator often wishes they possessed a little more self-motivation but instead they find themselves repeating the same behavior for what feels like the rest of time. Also, I once again cannot believe we got all these people on the same track.” The accompanying video, which features ALMOST the entire Temps collective (32 of 40 ain’t bad!) can be viewed HERE.

OUT NOW: Dariann Leigh “Blame It On Me”

Dariann Leigh is giving full permission to “Blame It On Me” in her new single – available everywhere now. Misery loves company, but Dariann will not be one to partake. In fact, the country starlet leaves it all in the dust, with confidence and grace in tact.

Marcus Sterling – Elevate

‘Elevate’ is the first song off of Marcus Sterling’s newest album ‘Idols’. The song embodies the newfound confidence marcus had found after struggling for so long with bipolar disorder and depression. The aspiring artist relocated himself to Tampa, Florida in efforts to develop growth and exposure as an artist which he also mentions in the track.

Pip Blom Returns With New Single “Tiger” via Heavenly

Amsterdam’s Pip Blom have today shared a brand-new track, “Tiger”, taken from the sessions with Dave McCracken for their forthcoming, as-yet unannounced, third album for Heavenly Recordings.

As ever with Pip Blom, their knack for colorful and vivacious pop shines through on the new track, however, ‘Tiger’ marks a departure in sound, crafted on computers and featuring synths, it hints at what’s to come on the new album.

Girls Under Glass (DE) announce new album and share first single “We Feel Alright”

Girls Under Glass are back with a bang! The Germans’ new studio album “Backdraft” is described as a creative explosion that lets all the sounds of their previous works shine brightly and combine on this record.

BLACK ANVIL Kicks Off North American Tour

New York City black metal collective BLACK ANVIL will be kicking off their North American tour tomorrow, April 5, in their hometown at Irving Plaza! The band is supporting ENSLAVED and INSOMNIUM and will also be performing several off-dates as direct support for INSOMNIUM only. The full itinerary can be found below!

Willie Nelson, Joe Walsh, Sharon Van Etten, and Jeff Garlin Join Autism Speaks Light Up The Blues 6

Willie Nelson, Joe Walsh, and Sharon Van Etten have signed on to join Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Lukas Nelson + POTR, Chris Stills, Oliver Stills, and more, along with many special guests, in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 22 at the Greek Theatre for the Autism Speaks Light Up The Blues 6 Concert, presented by the Indianapolis Colts. Hosted once again by Kristen and Stephen Stills, and produced by Nederlander Concerts, the event will feature Jeff Garlin as emcee and presenters Amanda Kloots and Camryn Manheim, as well as performances by three autistic artists – rapper Rio “Soulshocka” Wyles, opera singer Amanda Anderson, and singer and guitarist Will Breman – and will begin at 7:00 PM PST.

THE K’S — Release Official Video For: “Chancer”|| Watch Now

OCEANLORD release new video single ‘Come Home’

Australian doom culti
sts OCEANLORD are now releasing the sinister video clip for ‘Come Home’, which is the second track taken from their forthcoming new album “Kingdom Cold”. The unfathomable debut full-length is slated for release on May 26, 2023.

Cassadee Pope Announces Return To Pop Punk With A Brand New Single “People That I Love Leave”

Today, GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-certified singer-songwriter, Cassadee Pope, announces her brand new single, “People That I Love Leave,” out April 14th. Co-written by Cassadee, Ali Tamposi (Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson), Roman Campolo (Elton John, BTS), Nick Long (Machine Gun Kelly, Avril Lavigne) and Andrew Luce (Iann Dior, Role Model) and produced by Cassadee, Dan Swank, Mason Sacks, Hosu Yoon and Luce, the high-energy track is paired with emotionally charged lyrics about being afraid of fully letting love in after having been through so much heartbreak.

Watch Mudhoney’s Paws-itively, Hair-raising New Video for “Little Dogs” From Plastic Eternity, out This Friday, April 7th Worldwide on Sub Pop

On April 6th (now officially known as Mudhoney Day Eve…), from 4-6pm, Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner will also take to the ones and twos, DJing a live set at Sub Pop on 7th (the label’s retail store at 2130 7th Ave.) in Seattle. This event will feature exclusive, new band merch, including a Mudhoney-branded flannel shirt (the “Flat-Out Flannel”), Autograph Series Reading Glasses, a Plastic Eternity T-shirt, a Plastic Eternity snapback hat, and a new set of Mudhoney album cover postcards.

Carl Baldassarre: Lyric video for Zeppelin-inspired track ‘Sands of Tarifa’ from guitarist/composer

The song is taken from his solo inaugural album, GRAND BOULEVARD, due out on April 28th. Motivated by his lifelong passion and musicological study of the mighty Led Zeppelin, “Sands of Tarifa,” echoes the exotic Middle Eastern sound captured in “Kashmir”. Recorded at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios, the song also features the London Symphony Orchestra. Of “Sands of Tarifa,” Baldassarre explains it is, “Inspired by a vision I had while spending time on the beaches in of Tarifa, Spain (the southernmost point of Europe). From that vantage point, you can see Northern Africa and Morocco”.

Beach Fossils share new single / video “Dare Me” | New album “Bunny” out 2nd June via Bayonet

Beach Fossils present “Dare Me,” the new single/video from their forthcoming album, Bunny, out June 2nd on Bayonet. Following lead single “Don’t Fade Away,” “one of Beach Fossils’ sharpest compositions” (Paste) with “an earworm of a chorus that won’t soon be forgotten” (Consequence), “Dare Me” broadens Beach Fossils’ palette of irresistible tracks. Beach Fossils have steadily earned their stature as one of the most definitive and enduring bands of the last decade which is showcased in the songwriting prowess on full display here. “Went to a party // Had to break up the fight // Then we took off // ‘Cause it fucked up our night,” frontman Dustin Payseur sings in an ever-cool intonation. The accompanying music video, directed by Kevin Clark, fittingly depicts a raucous late-night house party.

UNEARTH Drops Third Single “Into the Abyss”

UNEARTH delivers another bar raising track of extraordinary musicianship loaded with technical prowess and an utterly brutal vocal delivery, taking listeners from dismal to hopeful and yet again raising UNEARTH to higher ground.

Trevor Phipps says, “A riff fueled interstellar endeavor sums up our third single ‘Into the Abyss’. Our future planet is in disrepair and the fortunate are forced to flee to a distant world to continue the human race while billions of the less fortunate are left behind to meet a hellish end. Buz McGrath lights the path with a journey of melodic riffs, leads and solos that set it apart from the bulk of The Wretched; The Ruinous album. Beyond oblivion we ride!”

SQURL (Jim Jarmusch & Carter Logan) Shares “John Ashbery Takes A Walk (ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg)” w/ Video

Today SQÜRL , the musical work of Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan , has shared a second single from their forthcoming album Silver Haze , out on May 5th via Sacred Bones . They have also confirmed a Record Release Show in NYC on May 7th , the first in the newly launched iNDIEBALLROOM at Rockefeller Center concert series co-presented by Rough Trade at the Rainbow Room . Tickets for the intimate engagement are available HERE . They are also set to perform as part of Christine and the Queens’ Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre on June 11th.