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Experimental pop star Shygirl releases, Nymph_o the deluxe version of her praised debut album Nymph today via Because Music. The deluxe album includes features and remixes from fellow trailblazing artists Björk, Eartheater, Erika de Casier, Tinashe, Sevdaliza, Deto Black, Fatima Al Qadiri and Arca. The 11-track deluxe includes recently released singles “Playboy / Positions,” which arrived with a Sam Ibram co-directed video, the Björk remix of “Woe (I See It From You Side)” and the Tinashe assisted version of “Heaven.”

The Smashing Pumpkins share video for ‘Empires’…

CRUUSH release debut EP Wishful Thinker via Heist or Hit

Manchester shoegaze risers cruush release debut EP Wishful Thinker today via Heist or Hit (Her’s, Eades, two blinks, i love you).

“I guess you can say our music has the sweet elements of having a crush on someone but the screeching of an industrial car crusher” goes the droll mantra from cruush vocalist & front-person Amber Warren.

Alt-pop riser AKA SHADES explores identity across the sultry rap-infused “Body Bag”

Displaying an irresistible melodic palette that embodies the flourishing queer culture across the rap landscape, Aka Shades continues to artfully deconstruct the complexities of self-assurance and vulnerability across his latest release. Produced by East London’s J.AR.J (Jordan Stephens, Chi Virgo, Yiigaa), the hypnotic blend of UK rap and nostalgic pop tropes set pace for Shades’ eclectic vocal prowess. Effortlessly trading distorted bars alongside tender melodies as he flaunts unwavering confidence, Shades explores the realms of sexuality and the endless soul search for body empowerment. A new lightning rod for innovation while delivering sounds showered in sultry textures, “Body Bag” marks another intoxicating offering from one of the most exciting young prospects stepping into public consciousness.

SHAMBOLICS — Release Brand New EP: ‘U Serious Boi?’ || Listen to “Never Gonna Change”

The EP arrives as the Glasgow-based band prepare for a full UK tour throughout April and May, beginning with a major hometown show at The Garage tomorrow night (15 April). Remaining tickets are on sale now here.

Emo-rap artist Gabby Durden releases debut single “ribcage (awakening)” with accompanying music video

“This track was born of necessity. A search for relief from grief spurred a journey of self-exploration…bearing my ‘ribcage’ to discover who I am at my core. A version of me I’m still getting to know.” – Gabby Durden

The Revivalists release new track ‘Down In The Dirt’

Chart-topping rock band The Revivalists have released a brand new album track ‘Down In The Dirt’ today from their forthcoming studio album Pour It Out Into The Night (out June 2 via Concord Records), as lead radio single ‘Kid’ remains at #1 at AAA for the second week in a row (their fourth career #1 at the format) and Top 5 at Alternative Radio at US Radio.

Rising London R&B talent ANGELOUMAE releases her brand new, addictive single ‘BAD LUCK’

“Bad Luck” emerges as a textured, confident introduction to the The Filipina-British artist, her polished runs and breathy adlibs shining bright over moody, atmospheric production, a naturally talented vocal performance dipped in London edge will continue the attention around an artist seamlessly combining R&B and Afrobeats tropes.

Breakout guitar-pop band Vacations release new single “Next Exit”

Produced by lead singer Campbell Burns and John Velasquez, “Next Exit” is the first new music to be heard from Vacations since their 2020 album, Forever In Bloom, and follows a breakout 2022 with two sold-out tours of the US and Mexico culminating in a sold out LA show at The Fonda (1,200 cap), along with over 700 million streams in the calendar year alone.

The Intersphere release new single ‘A La Carte’

The Intersphere have released ‘A La Carte’, a brand new track from the alternative rock band’s upcoming album Wanderer, out May 26th and available to pre-order here.

The self-referential ‘A La Carte’ plays as the second act to ‘Sleeping God’, a powerful indictment of religious institutions that exploit humanity’s vulnerability to wield power released by The Intersphere in 2012 from their album Hold On, Liberty!.


Today, multiplatinum Detroit storyteller Tee Grizzley and rising hip-hop phenom Skilla Baby unleash their first-ever collaborative single “Dropped The Lo” via 300 Entertainment/Grizzley Gang. The enticing street banger will be featured on the Motor City duo’s joint mixtape, Controversy, slated for release on April 28th.

LAVEDA — Release Awaited Second Album: ‘A Place You Grew Up In’ Today

“A Place You Grew Up In” perfectly captures Laveda’s knack for nostalgic dream-pop storytelling with a dark, unsettling edge. Fusing vocalist Ali Genevich’s impassioned and intangible vocals with grunge ’90s driving guitars and shimmering synths that seem to hover just out of reach, the album’s title track was born out of the struggle that comes with resenting a place, yet feeling like you can never truly leave. As Genevich explains:

Swedish artist Bella Skyller is back with her brand new single Home With You!

Bella Skyller’s music style can be described as classic pop, with influences from R&B. Her songs are about love in all its forms – from romantic and physical to platonic or obsessive. Bella Skyller has the ability to write from her own life experiences, which makes her storytelling personal and intimate. In several of her songs, you can also sense her own love for her life as a restless girl.

Memphis’ Bailey Bigger Releases “Arkansas is Nice” + Touring with Trampled By Turtles

defprez (Defcee + CRASHprez) DROP DEBUT ALBUM

Rappers Defcee and CRASHprez, along with producer knowsthetime have released their first album, It’s Always A Time Like This under their group moniker defprez via Chicago’s Closed Sessions label. Formed in 2018, the group began as an exercise in immediacy: three friends, pulling records to flip and cutting songs in a bedroom closet. They note: “We’d been close for nearly a decade, but impulse sparked our first substantial collaboration as a collective. Now, we give you It’s Always a Time Like This: a capsule of our past few years, and an offering of deep reverence for music and our brotherhood. We worked to unravel grief, revel in memories, and make sense of all our mess. This is a moment in sync, leaning on our process to complete the cypher in the throes of the unknown. From here, we diverge into who we’ll need to be.”

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Dazzling House DJ Florian Picasso Releases ‘Make Me Dance’ (Tchami and Malaa)

LIQUID FLESH: French death metallers unveil new album details, premiere “Tapage Nocturne” single

French death metallers LIQUID FLESH, featuring members of Epitaphe and Nightmare, are now unleashing “Tapage Nocturne”, the first single taken from their forthcoming album “Dolores”, which is scheduled for release on May 26th 2023 via Time To Kill Records.


Alt-pop singer-songwriter MORGXN releases his highly-anticipated new single “Beacon.” The anthemic track is his first release since signing to his new label, Nettwerk Music Group.

A&R’s Marshall Altman, who also produced the record, and Eric Robinson signed MORGXN to Nettwerk Music Group.

Rising vocalist HANNAH GRACE delivers her intimate, soul-infused offering “Focus on the Good”

Continuing to tease the silky sound waves laced throughout her forthcoming EP, “Focus on the Good” emerges as a ray of light encouraging listeners to remain optimistic during hard times across laid-back, breezy production. Sunny, uplifting and brimming with characteristically sublime vocals, Hannah’s euphoric melodies harmonise in a vibrant patchwork of textures – a true showcase to her exquisite musical approach that’s caught major attention from international icon Lady Gaga, and key tastemakers including WONDERLAND, CLASH, MTV and Spotify’s New Music Friday.


“Sometimes the weight of the world feels too heavy to bear and most of the time giving up seems like the easiest way,” Zoe Wees says. “This song is a reminder to me that this is not an option and that I’ve got the power to overcome anything that comes my way. You’re stronger than you think and you’re never alone. And even when the world turns upside down, never give up.”


Today, platinum-selling recording artist and viral TikTok sensation TALK released his new single ‘Afraid Of The Dark’ via Capitol Records and Range Music Partners. The single, driven by the sonically compelling combination of TALK’s powerful and dreamy vocals, endearing lyrics, bass-heavy drums, and message of love and appreciation came to TALK while recording his debut album.


“While I saw our last LP Greatest Hits as a dark indoor album, I see this body of work as a light outdoor album,” frontman Awsten Knight commented. “There’s a bright vibe with very high energy to it. So much of what we do is about how it’s going to be experienced by the community. When you listen to us, I just want you to feel good. It’s bouncy shit. Even if it’s aggressive, it’s enthusiastic. There’s a lot of energy behind this album. I try to make music that tingles people’s fucking brains, which is what my favorite music does for me,” he added.


The new single, that thumps from start to finish and features an addictive topline from RANI, arrives as Jonas blazes a trail through 2023, road testing new songs at live shows and with a sold out headline tour in Japan, a main stage performance at Ultra Music Festival alongside Sam Feldt, plus US residencies confirmed in Las Vegas & Atlantic City and a Pacha Ibiza Residency with Robin Schultz to look forward to.

New Music This Week from Metallica, Feist, Neil Young, Temples and More

New Releases for April 14, 2023 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

Fruit Bats Open Up in Wild Therapy Session During “Sick of This Feeling” Video

Today, Fruit Bats launch a new video for the song “Sick of This Feeling” from their newly released album A River Running to Your Heart (Merge Records).

Zach Hood Releases New Single “30” Today

Zach Hood will be the first to admit that he’s just a kid who wanted something so badly that he did everything he could to achieve it. It’s this kind of vulnerability, which is the cornerstone of Hood’s songwriting, that has turned the Tik-Tok heartthrob into a mighty and must-see musical success.