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[Single] Messiah Kaine – Heart Make Hustle prod. by Beats Mafia

Massachusetts emcee Messiah Kaine releases his newest single “Heart Make Hustle” produced by Beats Mafia. The song is a gritty interpretation of double cross and betrayal, which in the end helps us realize that, as the hook says, our only guarantee is death. Beats Mafia lays the melodic, key driven backdrop and Messiah Kaine takes it home with vivid bars for yet another banger in 2023.

THE BLACK ANGELS — Share New Video For: “History Of The Future” || From Latest EP Out Now

Austin psych-rock legends The Black Angels have shared a new music video for their track “History of the Future,” taken from their latest album ‘Wilderness of Mirrors’ (out now via Partisan Records).

CREEPING DEATH Drops “Vitrified Earth” Video

Texas death metal behemoths CREEPING DEATH today drop their ferocious new single and accompanying video for “Vitrified Earth.” The track appears on their Boundless Domain LP, set for release this Friday, June 16th via MNRK Heavy!


The Summer After, a captivating space-pop-punk solo artist, has mesmerized listeners with his latest sonic creation, “ANTIGRAVITY.” Under the moniker of singer-songwriter Jake Seidl, he unveils an ethereal masterpiece that serves as an enchanting ode to his wife. The opening lyrics, “Whenever I am with you/I’m falling/But I never touch the ground/Suspended in motion/It’s how I feel when you’re around,” beautifully capture the essence of the song. Seamlessly blending indie rock, pop, and electronic music, Seidl’s distinctive sound creates a dreamy love song that effortlessly transports listeners to Cloud 9.

NUCLEAR REMAINS: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Thermobaric Asphyxiation”

Decibel Magazine today delivers the 1000-megaton carnage of “Thermobaric Asphyxiation,” from Phoenix, Arizona-based brutal death metal quartet NUCLEAR REMAINS. The track is the devastating lead single from the band’s impending debut LP, Dawn Of Eternal Suffering, nearing July release on Maggot Stomp.

Track Premiere: Nuclear Remains – “Thermobaric Asphyxiation”


Months in the making, “Never Gonna Be The Same” sees Draco again collaborating with rising indie darling Blake Ruby on co-production to create a forward-thinking song that tested the limits of his songwriting and creativity. The end result is a gritty release oozing with nostalgia, slick guitar riffs, and intricately layered textures. A song that contemplates both the changes affecting society around him, like violence in schools, and the changes he’s facing as he goes from a recent college graduate to now facing a world filled with uncertainty, ‘Never Gonna Be The Same’ is meant to be as much a step back as it is a reason just to let go and dance as the world burns.

Homeboy Sandman Shares New Music Video For “Seventh Day of Christmas”

Homeboy Sandman is back with more visuals, this time a new music video for “Seventh Day of Christmas.” Produced by Illingsworth, “Seventh Day of Christmas” is taken from Homeboy Sandman’s 12 Days of Christmas & Dia de Los Reyes album, released earlier this year via his imprint Dirty Looks. Co-starring Tatiana Borda, the music video is a beautiful depiction of open and honest communication in a relationship. Watch the “Seventh Day of Christmas” music video, directed and shot by Art Morera, here:

Joh Chase releases “Another Lover” single (Kill Rock Stars)

New EP: Bluedaze – Flesh (FFO: MGMT, The Cardigans, Blondie, King Gizzard)

Dreamy surf songs drenched in reverb and catchy melodies are still there, but Bluedaze new self-produced EP ‘Flesh’ marks the shift to darker sound nuances, also influenced by 90s pop/rock.

“We are embodied minds, animated bodies. There is no inside. There is no outside. No distinction between body and mind. Everything we are can be seen on our skin. It’s exposed to the public gaze. This means we are always in danger, but all of us in the same way. We’re all made up of the same thing: whether flesh or meat will depend on how we choose to act.”

Fred Abbott & The Wild Unknown unveil interactive 360° video for poignant new single

‘The Way Out Is Through The Door’ takes a more stripped back approach to the album’s first single ‘What Kind Of Trouble’. Again, featuring Steve Llewellyn on vocals, ‘The Way Out Is Through The Door’ is a poignant, powerful ballad, evoking the sound and spirit of Don Henley, Tom Petty and classic 80s radio-friendly rock.

The single is accompanied by a live video, filmed in 360 at London’s Karma Studios. The stripped-back performance can be viewed interactively on YouTube and Facebook, allowing the viewer to pan around the live room as the band nails a genuine one-take version of the song.

Balimaya Project share new single “Anka Tulon” fusing West African rhythmic tradition with the energy of London’s jazz continuum

NADINE KHOURI — Reveals Barry Adamson Remix Of: “Song Of A Caged Bird” || Listen Now

NADINE KHOURI – is back with the new single: “Song Of A Caged Bird”.

To accompany the release, Barry Adamson (Magazine / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) has prepared a special remix of the track, which is out today (12 June).

ĠENN — Days and Nights

Brighton-via-Malta quartet ĠENN announce debut album “unum” for October 6th through Liminal Collective. New Single ‘Days And Nights’ carries the announcement today!

SMILEZ drops new Hip-hop meets Punk Rock album, ‘Ur in My World’

Los Angeles based artist SMILEZ is no stranger to standing out in the crowd with his vibrant, yellow presence. He is the missing link between grungy punk catharsis and unrestrained hip-hop bravado. The artist shares, “I like to put my DNA into everything I do which is why I produced my new album and directed all the music videos.”

Sarah Mary Chadwick — Shitty Town

Sarah Mary Chadwick announces brand new album “Messages To God” out September 15 via Kill Rock Stars. Today she shares the video for “Shitty Town”, first single taken from the record.

PHILIP SETH CAMPBELL — Releases Video For: “Magical West” || + Taken From New LP ‘City Lights’ (out 1 Sept)

Scottish singer-songwriter – PHILIP SETH CAMPBELL – has unveiled “Magical West”, the first single to be taken from his forthcoming solo album ‘City Lights’ (out 1 September 2023 via Assai Records). Arriving with a colourful official video, as premiered by XS Noize, check it out here.

Locate S,1 Shares Therapeutic Single “Heart Attack” w/ Video

Today Locate S,1 (aka Christina Schneider) shares the therapeutic new single “Heart Attack ” from the forthcoming full-length Wicked Jaw , due for release July 28, 2023 on Captured Tracks . The synth-pop track with a prominent bass groove addresses the process of acknowledging traumatic triggers while finding one’s way forward. The song’s release is accompanied by a video that Schneider directed and edited.

Introducing // Palace Watson – “Bedroom”

Today, the incredibly talented Palace Watson makes strong first impressions on his new single “Bedroom,” which he wrote envisaging the end of the world. Chaotic in meaning and also in sound, the track builds and builds through-out in a wall of exquisite guitar and drums. Has chaos ever sounded comforting? That is exactly the sweet juxtaposition at the click of a play below;

Katie Jacoby Shares Cover Of T. Rex “Cosmic Dancer”

Katie Jacoby, the violinist and singer-songwriter known for being the touring violinist with The Who, has shared her cover of T. Rex’s “Cosmic Dancer.” The track features an all-star cast of musicians including Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, LaMP and WOLF!, Dave Dreiwitz of JRAD and Ween, and Josh Dion of Paris Monster, as well as a string quartet with Katie leading on violin. It was recorded at Restoration Sound in Brooklyn, NY by Lorenzo Wolff.

LISTEN/WATCH: Tianna Esperanza Releases New Song “Deadbeat Daddy”

On the heels of the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Terror, released back in February of this year, singer Tianna Esperanza forges ahead with a brand new song “Deadbeat Daddy” – out today via BMG.

“For the moms, grandparents, older siblings and friends who became more for us. For the deadbeat dads missing out. For those who know the struggle and command strength!”

Sibling Indie-Punk Trio Loki’s Folly Speaks on “Trickster” Characters In New Video

“On the surface, this song is about all the ‘trickster’ characters we know from our favorite childhood stories like Anansi, Monkey King, Joker, and, of course, Loki,” says Annie Kuchenmeister (age 22, guitarist and singer) of indie-punk sibling band LOKI’S FOLLY about their new music video, “Trickster,” which is out today on Kitten Robot Records. “These are characters we love for how they force others to question themselves and define what is good for them. On a deeper level, it is about facing tough challenges that maybe you don’t really want to go through but that teach you more about who you are and what kind of person you’re going to be.”

AMAARA Shares Hazy Dream-Pop “Bright Lights” Single/Video | Debut LP out July 7

NERIAH is Protecting Her Peace on New Single “Love U For Fun”

While “Paris” found NERIAH in her feels, “Love U for Fun” shows the pop star condemning a toxic relationship and embracing her strength. On the new release, NERIAH explains, “This is one of my favorite songs off the album. This was a really special song that we wrote in London while we were on a riding trip. I wrote this song while I was in a place of healing. After going through a hard, toxic relationship it can be so scary to fall in love again. The song definitely helped me figure out how to.”

Austin’s Johanna Heilman releases “Party Time Sexy Dance” from When We Were Electric, out June 30

Singer/songwriter Johanna Heilman has been a part of the Austin music scene for over 20 years. She got her start playing coffee shops and house parties around the University of Texas and spent many years performing solo sets at venues across town. In 2012 she joined local shoegaze band Wildfires which released their well received debut EP, Aguas Frescas Part One, in 2015. Regulars of the Red River scene, Wildfires cut their teeth playing in little clubs around town and opening for touring acts. They have since released two additional records, Aguas Frescas Part Two, and a full length record entitled Wildfires (Skateland).

Liam Corcoran Announces New LP, Hints and Traces (Out July 7)

On July 7th, 2023, Liam Corcoran will release Hints and Traces, the Two Hours Traffic frontman’s fourth solo album. The album, which features the lead single “Trouble’s So Easy To Find” was recorded and produced in Toronto by PEI ex-pat and Kiwi Jr. guitarist Brian Murphy and engineered by Dylan Frankland (Tallies). Further album appearances include Mike Brushey (Dwayne Gretzky), Carleigh Aikins and Dan Griffin (Arkells).