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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: Band Announce, The End is Nero, The North American Tour

After a triumphant return on the battlegrounds of Boston Calling and Sonic Temple, Queens of the Stone Age have announced the details of their North American tour, which will kick off on August 3rd in Sterling Heights, MI. Queens of The Stone Age and Citi pre-sales begin Tuesday, June 6th at 10am local time, with public on-sale following Friday June 9th, 10am local time. The east coast leg of the tour will feature support from Phantogram and The Armed. Viagra Boys and Jehnny Beth will support on the mid-west and west coast dates.

The End Is Nero tour is an invitation from Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita and Jon Theodore to come celebrate the end of the world, which we hear is “in a month or two.” They would like to encourage the obscene and the clean, the outcasts and the weirdos, and anyone and everyone in between to attend, this is where you belong. Leave your judgment at the door, bring anything and everything else.

DONOVAN PLANT & THE LEAFS Release New Melodic and Hook-Laden 3-song EP NIGHT FEEL GOOD

Former San Francisco private detective Donovan Plant spent nearly two decades chasing leads and tailing cheaters before returning to his musical roots in 2011. Since then, he has released two solo records, and now with the band he formed in 2018, DONOVAN PLANT & THE LEAFS are set to release their new 3-song EP NIGHT FEEL GOOD on June 23, 2023! Donovan Plant blends rock, country, and pop with lyrics inspired by the city. Citing influences such as David Bowie, The Cars, and Jackson Brown, Donovan’s keen ear for hooks and melody is on full display with NIGHT FEEL GOOD, recorded inside the world-famous Hyde Street Studios at Dreamrack Studios by producer and engineer Trent Berry.


Just ahead of the release of her highly anticipated album Joy’All–out this Friday on Blue Note/Capitol Records – Jenny Lewis has unveiled a visual treat to accompany her recently released single “Psychos,” hailed as “easily one of Lewis’ greatest creations” by Paste.

WILL HAVEN: “Diablito” Video/Single

“Diablito” is the incinerating new single from Sacramento, California-based metallic hardcore/noise metal veterans WILL HAVEN. A video for the song has been unveiled today as the newest song advancing the band’s seventh album, VII, nearing release on Minus Head Records this July.

Miranda Lambert and Leon Bridges’ Captivating Duet “If You Were Mine” Available Now

Fellow GRAMMY Award winners and Texas natives Miranda Lambert and Leon Bridges have joined forces to deliver a longing ballad of unrequited love, with “If You Were Mine” available across all major digital platforms today, June 6. Listen HERE.

Sweeping Promises Shares “You Shatter” (from ‘Good Living Is Coming For You’)

On Friday, June 30th, Sweeping Promises will release their second astonishing new album, Good Living Is Coming For You, on Feel It Records in North America and Sub Pop for the rest of the world. Following the lead single, “Eraser,” comes the explosive new song, “You Shatter.”

Alan Palomo (Neon Indian) Announces Debut Solo Album ‘World of Hassle’, out 15 September via Transgressive. Listen to ‘Stay-At-Home-DJ’ Now.

Alan Palomo, the auteur musician/producer behind the long-running avant-pop project Neon Indian, has just announced his first full length release under his own name. World of Hassle, set for a September 15 release via Transgressive, is a vivid piece of world-building that takes listeners into a slightly surreal pocket dimension saturated with anxiety and nostalgia, where jazz-funk and wide-shouldered Claude Montana suits never went out of style, and the Cold War chill that suffused Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man never lifted.

BT New Single “k-means clustering” Out Today, June 6 via Monstercat Silk

Today, June 6, GRAMMY-nominated composer, producer, technologist, and songwriter BT has released his new single “k-means clustering” on Monstercat Silk. This instrumental piece follows in the footsteps of his critically acclaimed album, This Binary Universe, and showcases his innovative use of cutting-edge synthesis, digital signal processing, and orchestral instrumentation.

The song features live cello quintet colliding with hyper-futuristic, splintering rhythmic figures, to create a beautifully visceral harmonic and melodic narrative in long form. In a world obsessed with instant gratification, “k-means clustering” offers a refreshing departure.

Indie-rock duo explore the vulnerability of love on “Forever”

On their ethereal new single “Forever,” out today, the NYC-based indie-rock duo Twilight Muse explore the vulnerability of being in relationship, and the relief that comes when you find a love that will last a lifetime. Produced by Will Baker at Slide Studios in Brooklyn, the song was adapted from the poem “Breadcrumbs,” which was written for singer/songwriter Meg Pollaro as a wedding gift, and although it’s deeply personal to Meg, it’s relevant to anyone who has both longed for love and been afraid of it.

Song Premiere: Twilight Muse “Electrify Me”

Josh Gallagher Shares His Experiences As A Father In “Human”

“Human” is the second single leading up to Josh Gallagher’s 2023 debut album. After inking his first publishing deal with Kobalt Music in 2022, Gallagher honed in on his craft, adding his strongest material to date to an already high octane catalog. Earning praise from the likes of CMT, Billboard and more, Gallagher’s essence was summed up best by one of country music’s greatest icons. “This kid,” Garth Brooks said of Gallagher, “as soon as he opens his mouth — you believe him.” Josh kicked off a jam packed release schedule with “House Fire,” available now on all platforms, and will follow up with emotional single “Human,” inspired by his life experiences as a father and as a human.


Kenny on the creative/rollout for his latest EPs: “My team and I wanted to drop 18 songs for the Pups, but have it delivered in a cool way so we broke it up into three different projects — 3, 6, and coming soon, 9. Hope y’all enjoy.” – Kenny


Alan Palomo, the auteur musician/producer behind the long-running avant pop project Neon Indian, has just announced his first full length release under his own name. World of Hassle, set for a September 15 release via Mom+Pop, is a vivid piece of world-building that takes listeners into a slightly surreal pocket dimension saturated with anxiety and nostalgia, where jazz-funk and wide-shouldered Claude Montana suits never went out of style, and the Cold War chill that suffused Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man never lifted.

BRENNEN LEIGH announces Opry debut and shares new single “I’m Still Looking for You”

Today, on the heels of her Grand Ole Opry debut announcement, real country artist Brennen Leigh shares a new song, “I’m Still Looking for You.” It’s the third single from her hotly anticipated new album, Ain’t Through Honky Tonkin’ Yet, and it’s available today on all streaming services via Signature Sounds. The song was inspired by her dog, Bjorn, who she’d found stranded on a roadway, and how she could tell he never quit hoping his owner would come back for him.

“Superunknown Redux” FRAYLE premiere video single ‘Head Down’

FRAYLE deliver a beautiful take on SOUNDGARDEN’s ‘Head Down’, fueled by the mystery of Gwyn Strang’s haunting vocals and down-tuned frying guitars. The fast-rising doom act from Cleveland, OH has furthermore illustrated this dark song with a stunning video.

More information about the forthcoming MER Redux Series installment “Superunknown Redux” can be found below. The massive double album has been scheduled for release on July 14.

Grammy Award-winning Brasstracks drops new album, ‘Indigo’

Brasstracks is the Grammy award winning project of New York based musician and producer Ivan Jackson. Over the years, Brasstracks has evolved into an ever-morphing landscape where Jackson sets the framework.

Singer/Songwriter Julia Poorman Releases New Single “View of You” to all major platforms!

Singer/songwriter Julia Poorman released her latest single “View of You” to all major platforms. The single was written by Julia Poorman and Danny Roselle. It was produced by Danny Roselle at Lakehouse Recording Studio in Asbury Park, NJ and mixed at Rosedome Studio in Summit, NJ.

Hard Rock/ Metal Band AMONARCHY Set To Release Self-Titled New Album to all major platforms on June 10, 2023

AMONARCHY is set to release their self-titled album on all major platforms June 10, 2023. The album was recorded by Charlie Scovill & Sean Lee and produced by Kyle Purwin.

“We’re excited to announce the release of our debut album, a blend of metal and rock with lyrics that dive into the events and emotions that drive us to create music. We drew on influences from Metallica, Iron Maiden, Rage Against the Machine, Queen and other legends of metal and rock. So put on your horns and crank up the volume. We can’t wait to share our music with you!” says Kyle Purwin.

Craig Owens shares “Baby, You Wouldn’t Last A Minute On The Creek”, new version of Chiodos classic

Powerhouse vocalist and songwriter Craig Owens has announced VOLUME 1, a collection of songs set for release August 18th on Velocity Records. Known for his output with rock bands Chiodos and Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, VOLUME 1 marks Owens’ first solo release. On the album, Owens has brought new life to favorite songs from his vast catalog of work, including the aforementioned Chiodos and Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, plus Isles & Glaciers and badXchannels, as well as an exclusive unreleased original track.


Grammy Award-winning DJ and producer DJ Drama has paid tribute to the iconic Atlanta rapper Trouble with the release of the highly anticipated visual for “Iron Right” featured on his new album I’m Really Like That released via Generation Now/MNRK Urban. The track features collaborations with Boosie Badazz and rising star OMB Peezy, with Trouble’s powerful presence resonating throughout the entire release.

Singer & Songwriter Timea Göghova Unveils Captivating Lyric Video for “There’s a Boy”

The enchanting solo artist, Timea Göghova, is thrilled to announce the release of the lyric video for her track, “There’s a Boy,” taken from her highly anticipated album, “Wild Storm.” The album, set to launch on June 17th, 2023, will be available on all major streaming platforms via Epictronic.

Wren Hinds Shares Animated Video For New Single “Restless Child” || From Upcoming Album Via Bella Union

With his new album Don’t Die In The Bundu due out July 21st via Bella Union, and having previously shared a video for lead track “Dream State”, today Wren Hinds shares a hypnotic animated video for his equally beguiling new single “Restless Child”.

Tomorrow Novalima Releases “La Danza” ahead of Tour

The pioneering Afro-Peruvian sound system NOVALIMA is proud to celebrate their 20th anniversary with an upcoming U.S. tour kicking off on August 3rd in Los Angeles. In addition, the band has been releasing new music with the single “El Tiempo” featuring the acclaimed Brazilian singer-songwriter Dom La Nena alongside a Captain Planet Remix. On June 7th, the Latin GRAMMY nominees will release “La Danza” the title track to their forthcoming EP out June 23rd.

BABEL channels Cocteau Twins in new single ‘Closer’

After the rousing response to their highly-praised debut album ‘Yoga Horror’ last year, award-winning Finnish dream-pop duo Babel are now looking to preview their eagerly-awaited sophomore record with the captivating new single ‘Closer’.

SCARLET ANGER • Thrash Metal • Single & Lyric Video “Hunger”

LA Duo Neil Frances Share Indie R&B Summer Jam “Head Straight” Featuring St. Panther; Announce NA Tour! 

Los Angeles duo NEIL FRANCES (Jordan Feller and Marc Gilfry) are excited to share their new single, “Head Straight,” featuring up-and-coming LA hip hop artist St. Panther who blends their flows with the dance-ready daytime disco NEIL FRANCES are known for. The track is the first official offering from their to-be-announced sophomore album, which the duo has been busy in the studio working on, and follows 2022 singles “High” featuring PawPaw Rod and “She’s Just The Type Of Girl” featuring dreamcastmoe.

SIXFORNINE (progressive alt-metal) drop groundbreaking animated music video “Out of the Blue”

SIXFORNINE reveal ground-breaking animated “Out of the Blue” music video, full-length album ‘Parallel Universe’ out now!

This ground-breaking, stop-motion music video was created by director John Nikolopoulos using over 5,000 unique AI-generated frames, with prompts related to the lyrics of the songs from the band’s ‘Parallel Universe’ album, and placing them frame by frame in sequence to create a retro-futuristic visual masterpiece!

Wenzday Lets Loose the Lead Single From Her Forthcoming Follow-Up EP With “Like That” ft. Tyler Graves on IN / ROTATION – OUT NOW

Las Vegas-bred, L.A-based producer Wenzday is an Asian American producer who has found breakout success by blurring the lines sitting between house and bass music. She’s returning to Insomniac’s offshoot imprint IN / ROTATION with the follow-up from her debut four-track EP on the label in 2019. On her new single “Like That,” she recruits the vocal talents of LA singer-songwriter Tyler Graves, resulting in a frisky tech house cut bolstering Graves’ naughty hook and a dark, chunky groove.

Combustion 96 Release Anthemic New Single, “Up Again”

Rolling into the warmer months, anonymous project Combustion 96 has hit us with another scorching single, “Up Again.” The band’s newest efforts continue to build upon their classic metal foundation, unleashing an electrifying blend of soaring guitar tones, pounding percussions, and an unforgettable breakdown that demands your attention.


Electronic Dance recording artist, producer and published children’s author, Kim Cameron, recently released her newest album called “Influencers.” The 12-track album features producers and songwriters from across the globe, who all share a passion for dance music.

The Suicide Disease’s new single produced by Ice Nine Kills’ Ricky Armellino

Today, the grunge rock band The Suicide Disease have released their single “War” via Zodhiac Records, produced by KJ Strock (Machine Gun Kelly, Crown The Empire, Motionless in White, We Came as Romans) and Ricky Armellino of Ice Nine Kills.

Eric Sleeper Drops Music Video for “K Is For Karma”

New Jersey rocker Eric Sleeper is back with a music video for his latest single, “K is For Karma.” The music video was directed by Jake Feldman with audio recording by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, NJ. By incorporating elements of indie, folk, and acoustic rock, Sleeper possesses a unique sound that enthralls listeners. With honest, cutting lyrics and a stripped-down acoustic guitar, Sleeper explores the nuanced concept of karma. The music video is a glimpse into what Sleeper’s live show will be like as he is set to hit the NYC stage later this summer. Follow him on Instagram @EricSleeperMusic.