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Beach Fossils share new single “Run To The Moon” | New album “Bunny” out 2nd June via Bayonet

Today, Beach Fossils share new single/video “Run to the Moon” from their anticipated new album Bunny, out June 2nd on Bayonet. Pairing dreamy production with concise songwriting, the heartfelt song captures Dustin Payseur’s transition from being terrified by the idea of parenthood to the overwhelming joy of the birth of his daughter.


Empire State Bastard is led by Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro) and Mike Vennart (Biffy Clyro live guitarist and solo artist, ex-Oceansize), Empire State Bastard features the legendary Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Testament, Mr. Bungle) on drums, with Naomi Macleod (Bitch Falcon) rounding out the live line-up on bass.

Claptone announces star-studded lineup for ‘The Masquerade’ at Pacha Ibiza

Enigmatic DJ and producer Claptone and iconic nightclub Pacha reveal the lineup for one of Ibiza’s most celebrated and unique events, ‘The Masquerade’ – bringing magic and mystery to the White Isle for its biggest season yet.

Angelo De Augustine Opens The Door To “Another Universe”

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Angelo De Augustine today announced his fourth studio album, Toil and Trouble, will be released Friday, June 30th via Asthmatic Kitty. The album’s wonderful, cosmic lead single, “Another Universe,” is also out today alongside a fantastical claymation video, written/directed by De Augustine and fabricated/animated by Owen Summers.

GRIAN CHATTEN — Shares Debut Solo Single: “The Score” || Listen Now

Commenting on the track, Chatten explains, “‘The Score’ is a heavyweight bated breath of lust. I wrote it in Madrid between an electric fan and a dying plant and I intend to keep it there. It was inspired by sugar and sunset.”

Presenting the debut single from IT MAN – ‘WHITE HEAT’

Four years ago, the band lost their best friend and bassist Will having just completed their debut album ‘The Four Five Three’ and after much thought and consideration they have decided to move forward under a new name. Read the full statement below.

Costa Rican Industrial Black Metal Band DUSK Drops New Single: RETHRENODY III

Costa Rican Industrial Black Metal band DUSK is proud to announce the release of their latest single, “RETHRENODY III”, from their upcoming album RETHRENODY, set to release internationally on May 5th. “RETHRENODY III”, which transports listeners to a post-apocalyptic cold dusty scenery, where Black Metal is combined with a cosmic void that is more inhospitable, nihilistic, and misanthropic, can be listened on Youtube:

Wren Hinds Shares New Single “Dream State” / Announces New Album Out July 21 via Bella Union

A fresh chapter takes soft, sure shape for Cape Town-based singer-songwriter Wren Hinds on his new album, Don’t Die In The Bundu, due out July 21 via Bella Union and available to preorder here. A gleaming set of gently dappled and poetic songs about fatherhood and fortitude, the album roots its restrained strength in an innate understanding of what matters most to us: “Let’s get back to the heart of things,” sings Wren, sounding out a statement of intent. To accompany the announcement Wren has shared a captivating and beautifully-shot video for atmospheric lead track “Dream State”, directed by Calvin Thompson and filmed on the east coast of South Africa.

Ready for broadcast… Silent Words from Finnish rock / pop artist Nicky New York

CLOAK Premieres Blood-Soaked New Music Video, “The Holy Dark”

CLOAK comments on the offering: “We’re not letting you off easy with our third and final single. This next song is a monstrous anthem dedicated to the bearers of the Black Flame and the offspring of the night. Unchained, unbound, and forever free we charge ahead. The last to complete the trinity, this is ‘The Holy Dark.'”

Palehound announces new album “Eye On The Bat” | Out July 14th on Polyvinyl Record Co. | Shares new single/video “The Clutch”

The album is a documentation of illusions shattering in the face of profound change, of witnessing the tiny details that build or break a relationship, and the flood that comes after. The new record was announced alongside an intimate and electrifying new video for lead single “The Clutch”. The blazing, melodically immediate new track is charged with a relatable array of the aching care, relief and regret that wash over the cracks and eventual dissolution of a fantasy.


Today, Yaeji announces a run of headline UK+EU dates in support of her critically acclaimed debut album With A Hammer, out now via XL Recordings. The announce comes after a run of sold-out shows in the US, and a crowning set at Coachella 2023, which Pitchfork described as “stunning” and an “early and well deserved victory lap” after the glowing response to her debut record.

IAN ABEL BAND Releases New Blues Rock Gem, “Why Boston?!

Louisville, KY Based IAN ABEL BAND has released his newest, blues / psychedelic rock single, “Why Boston?”. Featuring the inimitable front-man’s incredible guitar and vocals, “Why Boston” showcases why IAN ABEL is a favorite of All Elite Wrestling and legacy pro-wrestling super star CODY RHODES!

Queer Brooklyn funk/soul band Dakota Jones unveil ‘Scared’ out April 24th

Gravity” by alt-pop singer Jesse Adams has grown up and matured alongside her

Her fierce new song, “Gravity,” has been 16 years in the making. She started writing this song when she was seven years old with her friend Sara Bandkohal, and finished it later in adulthood after rewriting some lyrics and melodies.

Jesse explains her inspiration for the song: “Life isn’t stagnant. Just when you think you’re winning, you lose and vice versa. It’s unpredictable. It’s out of our control like gravity.”


Powerhouse duo Blak29, led by the multi-talented Steve Zing, are back with a sexy, catchy, and heavy as hell music video for “Blackout,” from their latest record, The Waiting, out last month via Cleopatra Records.

Devin James Fry releases his post-pandemic masterpiece ‘Retrellion’ – a new world comprised of Retreat and Rebellion

‘Retrellion’ is a departure from Devin James Fry’s previous sound, which typically featured him fingerpicking a guitar, either alone or in the context of Name Sayers, the adventurous psychedelic rock band he fronts.

Buggin address representation in hardcore on charged new single “Not Yours”

Chicago hardcore band Buggin will release their debut full-length, Concrete Cowboys, on June 2nd via Flatspot Records. Following first single “All Eyes On You,” today the band shares the next taste of the record with “Not Yours.” The lyrics takes on a more serious tone for the band, delving into the tokenization of women and non-binary folks in the hardcore scene, as vocalist Bryanna Bennett proclaims “call us female fronted you can eat my fist.” The song itself highlights the band’s punchy, shout-along style built on potent rhythms and made for two-stepping. You can listen to “Not Yours” here now.


HUNNY Share Upbeat New Single & Music Video “action –> reaction”

Following last year’s EP Homesick that Billboard lauded for its “angsty, 2000s-inspired rock dealing with themes of loneliness, youth and ennui,” Los Angeles, California band HUNNY are back with a sanguine new single called “action –> reaction”. Front man Jason Yarger dives into the intent behind the song, explaining:

SATANIC TEA CO Releases “Septic Savior” Via Metalsucks

Canada’s SATANIC TEA CO have unleashed “Septic Savior”, the first single from their upcoming album A Celestial Beating via Metalsucks.

Frontman Crucifix comments: “I’m brimming with pleasure to release the first song off our upcoming EP. ‘Septic Savior’ is a simple 2 minute and 16 second death grind fuck you to anyone who uses religion as their vehicle of hate and as an excuse to perform atrocities towards marginalized peoples. All suffering will be theirs.”

Satanic Tea Co. Drop Crushing Anti-Religion Banger “Septic Savior”

Kesha announces new album ‘Gag Order’ produced by Rick Rubin…

Today, Kesha announces her new album ‘Gag Order’, set to drop May 19th (via Kemosabe/RCA Records), an album that finds the GRAMMY-nominated pop star excavating the deepest recesses of her soul to date.

The Rick Rubin-produced record, which Kesha has labeled “post-pop”, is a full-bodied collection that flows like a stream-of-conscious journey through the psychedelic dark depths of the human psyche followed by basking in the cleansing light when finally reaching the surface.

Boston Ballet Presents Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty

Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the Boston Ballet presentation of the beloved fairytale The Sleeping Beauty by Marius Petipa with additional choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton. Hailed as one of the Company’s trademark works, this quintessential production features a soaring score by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, performed live by the Boston Ballet Orchestra, and sumptuous sets and costumes by Emmy Award-winning designer David Walker. The Sleeping Beauty runs May 25–June 4 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

ATRIUM Release New Single “Above Water” + Official Music Video via Curtain Call Records

Rock band ATRIUM released their latest single “Above Water” to all major platforms via Curtain Call records on April 20, 2023. The single was written and recorded by Bryant August, Chad Szeliga, and Johnny K at Johnny K Productions. It was produced, mixed, and mastered by Johnny K.

THOM SOUTHERN — Releases Official Video For: “Love Hz” || Out Now

Failure by Proxy Release New Single “Devil’s Got a New Friend” via Daeth Records/TLG/INgrooves

Failure by Proxy release new single “Devil’s Got a New Friend” via Daeth Records/TLG/INgrooves. The single was produced by Nick Miller and written by Failure by Proxy and Nick Miller.

WOYOTE Drops Debut Album May 11th

Multi-national all star rockers, WOYOTE, releases their debut album titled Mother of the Universe on May 11, 2023. WOYOTE was fueled by the chaos and constructed from the ashes of 2020. The band creates a cathartic experience and inspires a call to action. The project as a whole gives an organic rock and roll flow with apocalyptic undertones.

LESOTHO: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Flicker” Video

Formed in the quarantine days of 2020, LESOTHO released their Summer Wars debut EP in 2021 which quickly cemented their place as an up-and-coming artist to watch in the New England alternative metal scene. Through The Dying Light is a mesmerizing fifty-minute epic performed by guitarist Kyle Loffredo, bassist Cliff Cazeau, and drummer Zach Ganshirt, with guest lap steel on “Flicker” by Phil Todisco and guest vocals on “Floater” by Molly Grace Chandler.

Track Premiere: LESOTHO – “Flicker”

SPIRITUAL FRONT announce The Smiths cover album and release video single

SPIRITUAL FRONT are now revealing the video clip ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’, which is also the first single taken from the Italian suicide pop instigators’ forthcoming THE SMITHS tribute album “The Queen Is Not Dead”, which is slated for release on July 21, 2023.

Shannon Wurst’s “Memories I Hold” is a Slice of Americana Nostalgia

The introspective “Memories I Hold” is a beautiful slice of Americana nostalgia with an acoustic core, ear candy hooks, sensually expressive vocals, and mournful pedal steel playing played by Ryan Engleman of the Turnpike Troubadours as well as his bandmate, Gabe Pearson on Drums.