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FREYA BEER — Returns With AA-Side Single: “Fantasy” // “Galore” || Listen Now

Goth-pop priestess – FREYA BEER – is back with an invigorating AA-side release: “Fantasy” // “Galore”.

Her first new music of 2023, the “Fantasy” // “Galore” AA-side single arrives as Freya begins to etch out the successor to her acclaimed debut album ‘Beast’. Toying with that which tempts us in both lucid fantasies and shadowy realities, these two bold, dark and exhilarating new tracks find Freya Beer delving into what drives our deepest desires and showcasing two very different sides of her artistic abilities.

[PRESS] UgLi Releases “crybabi.” Single

UgLi’s dazzling new single “crybabi.” is officially available on all streaming platforms today. The song serves as the only single before the release of their upcoming EP titled girldick., which is due out on Friday, May 26th. The band continues to hone in on writing grungy earworms that are anchored by guitarist/vocalist Dylyn Durante’s raw emotion.

MERCY MUSIC “Suddenly” Places Bets on Themselves

“The lyrics kind of sum up my life playing music in that you had better be in it because you love it, because nothing is guaranteed,” says vocalist and guitarist Brendan Scholz of Las Vegas-based pop-punk outfit MERCY MUSIC on the band’s hopeful and determined new single “Suddenly” taken from their upcoming fourth full-length album What You Stand To Lose out June 30th via Double Helix Records/SBÄM Records. With such deliberate lyrics like “You place your bet, put it all on black / The urge to win, better give back / Fight and die, to fight and die again,” even the listener understands the stakes, no matter how figurative the actual words are. Bassist Jarred Cooper adds, “I love the [Descendents’] Karl Alvarez-inspired bass lines and the way the bridge and guitar solo go together is so strong.”


“‘Something’s Gonna Kill Me’ is a song I wrote about taking risks,” says Kent. “Some of my favorite things in life could kill me, but they’re also the things that make me feel most alive. I love a Sunday afternoon motorcycle ride, I love smoking a cigar on my back porch with a good friend. This song is a realization that life is short, and you gotta takes some risks to make the most of it.”

Shaggy Is In the Mood For Carnival With New EP and Music Video

GRAMMY-award-winning artist, producer, and songwriter Shaggy’s soca-inspired EP In the Mood is set to be released on May 12. The seven-track project kicks off a new partnership with Shaggy’s label, Ranch Entertainment and VP Records.

For In the Mood, Shaggy drew inspiration from the vibrancy of Caribbean Carnival celebrations and blended the fast-paced exuberance of Trinidad and Tobago’s soca music with modern dancehall and EDM. Led by the revelrous singles “Mood” featuring Trinidadian star Kes and “Don’t Run” with Vincentian singer Skinny Fabulous, the project is set to fuel parties and parades from Port of Spain to Notting Hill.

Skope single submission: Absolute, “Paper Chasing”. Austin TX rapper reflects on the hustle

RELEASE NEWS: U.S. Indie dreamer Moon Worm releases the deeply personal “Midnight Audio” single from EP of the same name

Moon Worm was born out of necessity. Jack Schaefer grew up on a farm in rural North Dakota, loving indie rock but having no one to share his passions with. As a result, being “able to do it myself was kind of a necessity,” Schaefer admits, so he writes, records, and mixes all of Moon Worm’s music himself. The project is, in that way, clearly rooted in one man’s singular vision. Now based in Minneapolis, his latest work is the “Midnight Audio” EP – with the self-titled lead song as the focus track, available now across all the usual reputable streaming platforms.

Far Caspian Announces New LP ‘The Last Remaining Light’ Out 7/14 (Tiny Library Records), Shares Title Track & Video

Far Caspian—the project of Leeds, UK-based Irish musician Joel Johnston—today announced his expansive and enveloping new album The Last Remaining Light will be released on July 14th via Tiny Library Records. He also shared its spacious, reflective title track as an auspicious preview. Far Caspian’s prior releases earned him regular airplay from BBC Radio 1 and KEXP, as well as rave reviews from Clash and The Line of Best Fit, but The Last Remaining Light feels like an illuminated reinvention—one that evokes the moody worlds of Grandaddy and the intricate pop sensibilities of Pinback.

Ahead of John Andrews & The Yawns’ upcoming album, listen to “Fourth Wall” – Love For The Underdog is out April 28th on Woodsist

“‘Fourth Wall’ was recorded live to tape in Albany NY by Rick Spataro of Florist. Featuring the Cutworms rhythm section (Keven Lareau & Noah Bond) and strings by Simon Hanes. I wanted to write a song with narrative lyrics and an instrumental string climax. It’s about coincidental moments of life imitating art. When it feels like the universe is tapping you on the shoulder & breaking the fourth wall.” John Andrews

Bono Opens Spring Run Of Critically Acclaimed Stories Of Surrender Shows At New York’s Historic Beacon Theatre

Last night, artist, activist and U2 singer Bono had a sold-out audience on their feet cheering for more as he kicked off the Spring 2023 run of his critically acclaimed Stories of Surrender shows – back due to overwhelming demand – in support of SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story, his New York Times and Sunday Times best-selling memoir.

[Video] M-Dot drops innovative A.I. visual “Silver Bullet” prod. by Pro Knows Music (dir. by Victor Keys)

After releasing consecutive singles with a murderers’ row of producers (Pete Rock, Apollo Brown & Erick Sermon; respectively), Boston juggernaut M-Dot lets loose the final single before his long awaited album “egO anD The eneMy 2: A Dissolute Paradise.” The new album drops this Friday 4/21 on Bandcamp (Pre-Order Digital + Collector’s Splash Vinyl) and on all DSPs 5/5.

FRESH MUSIC: Electronic Producer The Toxic Avenger Shares ‘Mine’ Visuals (FFO: Swedish House Mafia, Burial, and Fred Again..)

We Are Moving The Needle, Snapchat, and NYU Steinhardt Join Forces to Offer Summer Music Tech Scholarships for Underrepresented High School Students

We Are Moving The Needle, a nonprofit organization that aims to close the vast gender gap in the technical fields of the recording industry, announced a partnership today with Snapchat and New York University to provide six scholarships for underrepresented high school students to attend the prestigious Summer Institute of Music Technology (SIMT) program at NYU’s Steinhardt School. The SIMT program is a two-week intensive course designed for rising high school juniors and seniors who wish to explore and deepen their understanding of music and audio technology.

JOSHUA RADIN — Reveals Intimate New Single: “Man Of The Year” || New EP Coming 23 June

JOSHUA RADIN is back with the intimate new single “Man of the Year”, taken from an upcoming collection “though the world will tell me so, volume 2” (coming 23 June).

Alt-rocker Moon Walker announces highly anticipated first U.S. tour throughout Summer 2023

The announcement comes following Moon Walker’s electrifying sophomore LP The Attack Of Mirrors, which arrived in October 2022. The biting, thrashing garage rock paired with poignant, timely lyrics will only be elevated as the artist takes the 25M+ streams from 2022 to the live stage in 2023. Since forming in 2020 during the height of COVID-19, Moon Walker is thrilled to finally perform, stating, “I am beyond ecstatic to finally hit the road for the first time and to bring these songs to every corner of the country. I wrote both of my albums in lockdown, when I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to perform live again. To experience them in front of an audience will be a surreal experience for everyone involved.”

Synthia “So Low” Single Out Today

Big Crown is proud to present the next 7″ offering from supergroup, Synthia. Both songs produced by Leon Michels and featuring vocals from two very special guests.

Side A, “So Low” has the ethereal, haunting, yet sweet charm that could soundtrack a scene from Lost In Translation and features vocals by Claire Cottrill as her and producer Leon Michels do their own bottom heavy version of the obscure 80s cult classic by Carol.

Brazilian Thrash Metal Act Phrenesy Unleashes Fiery “Fuck the Pain” Lyric Video

Phrenesy, the Brazilian Thrash Metal band that has been tearing up the underground scene since 2003, presents the lyric video for “Fuck the Pain,” from their upcoming album, “Fears Apocalypse.” The album is set for a worldwide re-release on May 5th, 2023 via Wormholedeath.

US drill kingpin B-LOVEE unleashes scintillating new track “Act Bad” featuring 2RARE

Recognised as one of US drill music’s most exciting breakout names, B-Lovee delivers another street-heat smash, combining his signature aggression atop a melodic, fast-paced instrumental sampling the classic Carl Thomas R&B hit “I Wish” – now chopped and screwed by New Jersey drill pioneer DJ Swill B. 20-year-old artist 2Rare is tapped for a hot feature fresh from his breakout hit “Do It Again” alongside NLE Choppa (80M+ streams). Together the two serve up smart lyricism and trademark adlibs for a melodic rap classic.

Cory Singer Releases Anti-Bullying Anthem “Don’t F With Me” for Autism Acceptance Month

“Don’t F With Me’ was written about my experiences with being bullied. Through elementary school all the way into my adult life, I’ve always had to stand tall and fight for myself as someone with autism. Bullying and cyber-bullying is such a huge issue today, especially towards people like me with disabilities.” – Cory Singer

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Alt-Americana Established Songwriter, Brian Seymour, Announces Title Track Single/Video of New Album via Last Day Deaf + Philly Residency

On the track, Seymour describes: “In these times, it is not easy to believe. We know what to do, the song says, “love ain’t easy, but it’s everything.” I wanted to make an understated video that might connect us all to the America that we live in and the struggle that we all share. We dream America together, maybe this video can remind us of the promise of tomorrow.Staging this video on the Art Museum steps was like returning home. I did much of my dissertation research in the archives at the PMA and spent countless hours in the galleries. I experienced a sense of unity and strength as both great passions came together, art and music.”

Listen to the title track off Andy Stack and Jay Hammond’s upcoming album, Inter Personal – Out June 9th on Sleepy Cat Records

Millionaire Juan – Yea Yea Yeah [DJ Pack]


Elektra Recording group Saint Motel have announced plans to livestream the sold-out New York City date of their forthcoming tour, The Awards Show. This one-off livestream event will take place on Monday, May 1, and fans around the world can tune in to watch the band perform a fan-voted setlist live from NYC’s famed Webster Hall. Fans are encouraged to tune in live to catch the band’s electrifying performance, as there will be no rebroadcasts after the event. Additionally, Saint Motel is also expected to deliver a special announcement during the concert. Tickets for the livestream are available now HERE.

Enter Sceptre Shares Single “Tormentor” via Earmilk

Today, Enter Sceptre – the solo project and brainchild of Cascina Caradonna – share their second single “Tormentor” (following the release of debut single “Majesty” in January 2023). About the release, Cascina says: “I started with the line, ‘you don’t know, where I go, my Tormentor’ as the melody came to me during a stale class one morning. I wrote verse after verse in my notebook, nodding my head every so often to assure the teacher I was in agreement with her lecture. Back at home that night I began crafting the beat, pads and lead line for the instrumental bit. The bulk of the song made me want to dance, and was so upbeat and happy. There had to be more pain. I crafted an intro out of violins, and pretty soon had two completely separate songs on my hands. Transitioning from one section to the other was a complete accident as the delay effect on my vocals was being modulated as the tempo rose. The feedback of it in the silence was so good that I kept it as it was, and enjoyed the journey the song presented itself as.

Indie-electronica act Enter Sceptre explores one-sided love on “Tormentor”

Oakland post-punk band Low Praise shares new single ahead of debut LP

Emmecosta’s tropical post-club debut album and focus single ‘Overnight’ gives an essence of nordic coolness

Atmospheric dream pop three-piece Emmecosta are releasing their debut album ‘Overnight’ on 14th April 2023 alongside focus single ‘Overnight’. The album includes recently released singles ‘Laek’, ‘UmaybeU’ and ‘Effort’ and is being released through boutique label Icons Creating Evil Art.