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Kari Faux announces summer/fall tour dates + ‘REAL B*TCHES DON’T DIE!’ out now

Little Rock, Arkansas’ Kari Faux announces her North American summer and fall tour dates. The 26-date tour begins on August 3rd in Atlanta and includes stops in Nashville, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Houston, Vancouver and Los Angeles. Before embarking on tour, Kari is performing at Tacoma Pride this Saturday, July 8th. Additionally, she will perform at BRIC’s Women in Hip Hop event in Brooklyn on August 11th, Chreece Festival in Indianapolis on August 26th and FORMAT Festival in her home state Arkansas on September 22nd. All tickets officially on sale tomorrow, July 7th, at 10 am local time HERE.

Ashton Nyte (The Awakening) Shares “Cinnamon” Single + Video via Americana UK | ‘Autumn’s Children’ LP + Book Out 8/25

South African-born, U.S.-based singer-songwriter, producer, and composer Ashton Nyte recently announced his forthcoming eighth album, Autumn’s Children, due for release on August 25, 2023. Following the release of the record’s first single and video, “Something Beautiful,” now, Nyte shares another new cut off the LP entitled “Cinnamon,” alongside an accompanying music video.

Joell Ortiz & L’Orange Share “OG” Music Video And Announce New Album “Signature”

Joell Ortiz and L’Orange are excited to announce their new album Signature on Mello Music Group. The album includes captivating guest appearances by KXNG Crooked, Cyhi, and Sheek Louch. Along with the announcement comes the arrival of the LP’s first single “OG.” On the new single, Joell Ortiz’s lyricism takes center stage, interweaving flawlessly with L’Orange’s expertly crafted production. Watch the official video for “OG” here:



This latest single follows his feature on Bandokay’s 2023 single “The Jungle.” Prior to this, Pressa dropped his 2020 project Gardner Express, which got a deluxe version in 2021. The deluxe included the alternative version of hit song “Attachments” featuring Coi Leray and other artist features like Swae Lee, Sleepy Hallow, Sheff G and more.

Today Indie rockers Hollow Graves criticizes the dishonesty of self-publicity on “High Exposure”

Their song “High Exposure” is about the temptation to lie and hide one’s true self when faced with high praise and fame, and the pitfall of dishonesty on personal growth and self-discovery. In a world where self-publicity has become the biggest habit in an artist’s career, we all notice the intoxicating effects of attention and fame on a person’s behavior and choices. Hollow Graves wanted to touch on that in “High Exposure” because it’s very prevalent in the artists we see online today.

Izzy Gazelle’s New Single “Mind Games” Rages in Mental Anguish

Izzy Gazelle’s latest hard rock single, “Mind Games” offers a glimpse into her state of mental distress and inner torment of self-doubt from lingering wounds. The hard-hitting track is set to release on July 26 on music streaming platforms.


Los Angeles (July 6th, 2023) – Kenia Os surprises her fans with the video release of “Año Sabático,” closing out her K23 album era. The song, which surpassed 20M streams, 195k TikTok creations, and 9M views on the lyric video, arrives with an official video in the midst of her fandom’s (the Keninis) dedicated month and just in time for the artist’s birthday. Directed by Flakka, the video was shot in the emblematic Nido de Quetzalcóatl in Mexico, an iconic place that embodies the essence of K23 and in it, we can see Kenia interacting with all the elements of nature.


Multi-platinum award-winning duo Mau y Ricky team up with Jay Wheeler, la voz favorita and one of the most versatile voices in urban music, to release new track “No Es Normal” out today! The song details the feeling of being wanting to be with someone, but not having a normal, traditional relationship with them. Click HERE to listen!


“‘I’m Good’ is honestly just about letting go of your past and not going back to someone who isn’t a good match for you,” says Natalie Jane. “It’s a message to those who are debating whether or not they should go back to their ex – I’m here to tell them don’t, lol.”


“Want Em Hood” hinges on a head-nodding and nostalgic sample as Lakeyah locks into a fierce flow. Rich with sparse trap production and her signature brand of braggadocious rap, the self-described “Female Goat” instantly envelopes the listener with a sharp cadence.

Homes At Night Share “Midwest Summer” Visualizer

The visualizer is made up of footage the band shot on tour with Saint Motel and Arts Fishing Club this Summer. Shot on two old digital camcorders they found for $20 in a local thrift shop, there is a nostalgic element to the footage that perfectly matches the song’s hazy indie-rock feel.

Jonah Kagen Shares New Single & Video “The Roads”

Jonah Kagen shares his new single/video, “The Roads,” out now on Arista Records. ‘The Roads” was written and produced by Jonah, with additional production by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Vance Joy, Zach Bryan).

Rising Soul-POp Singer Noah Guy and Amaria Drop Stay Here

“STAY HERE” is a captivating collaboration between Noah Guy and neo-soul sensation Amaria. Their sultry vocals intertwine like wisps of emotion, floating over a backdrop of lush orchestral strings and a swung drum groove. This 00s-R&B inspired track exudes a dream-like quality, showcasing Noah Guy’s “retro futuristic” sound. Influenced by legends like Lauryn Hill and Mos Def, while infusing contemporary elements from artists like Dominic Fike, Noah Guy weaves infectious melodies with a mesmerizing sonic expression. “STAY HERE” evokes a lasting, timeless evocation that could remain on repeat through any decade.

Ophelia’s Eden releases enchanting new single ‘She’

With the release of her debut LP fast approaching, rising singer-songwriter Ophelia’s Eden is back with her captivating new single ‘She’, out today.

Following a string of singles which have hit nearly 150k streams on Spotify, ‘She’ is the latest taste of debut album Boundary Road coming on 4th August. An enchanting meditation on nature, ‘She’ is a delicate blend of zen harps, reverberating synths and Ophelia’s Eden’s layered vocals over a minimalist beat.


‘Believe in Me’ pairs a euphoric vocal with a jubilant piano riff, shuffling pads and searing hats to create a high energy, stirring house track primed for golden hour festival sets and beach club sunrises.

Kacia – Night Out

Described as “alt-pop’s next big thing” off the back of his debut single release “Young Fun Dumb”, Kacia triumphantly returns with second single to his name “Night Out”. “Night Out” is not just a song; it’s a profound reflection on the human experience and the resilience that emerges when confronting life’s most formidable challenges, demonstrating lyrical dexterity and providing an evocative soundscape, the track is Kacia’s best to date.

Chew Magna bury their concise indie-pop under unyielding guitar squall with noise-rock gem ‘Secrets’

“Secrets originally started life as an acoustic song I wrote for my folk group” reveals singer Laurie “but we jammed it a few times, channelling bands like Sebadoh and Superchunk and it transformed pretty quickly”. Clocking in at just over two minutes, what ‘Secrets’ lacks in duration it makes up for in volume!

Homes At Night Share “Midwest Summer” Visualizer

Homes at Night — the Nashville-based pairing of songwriters Hank Compton and Aksel Coe — share the visualizer for their new single, “Midwest Summer.”

The visualizer is made up of footage the band shot on tour with Saint Motel and Arts Fishing Club this Summer. Shot on two old digital camcorders they found for $20 in a local thrift shop, there is a nostalgic element to the footage that perfectly matches the song’s hazy indie-rock feel.

Today, FEN release and stream new album “Monuments to Absence”

East Anglian post-black metal pioneers FEN release their eagerly anticipated new album “Monuments to Absence” today on Friday, July 7, 2023.


For fans of experimental electronica, here is a must watch new artist. NYC born, Berlin based newcomer Dessauer today releases his debut EP, ‘Limbic Resonance’ and it’s a sprawling study of intricate patchwork electronics. The project has a fascinating backstory. Of Jewish/ German descent, the music is inspired by both his family being expelled from Nazi Germany and an incorrect diagnosis of Bipolar disorder in his early teens. The title track of the project is a warehouse ready thumper.

Eighty Ninety Share ‘Bowery Beach Road’ Collection

As they head towards the release of their debut album later this year, the band decided to commemorate their “first era” of music with a trip down memory lane. The 12-track ‘Bowery Beach Road’ collection includes singles that put the band on the map, like “Three Thirty” and “Your Favorite Song,” as well as a few songs that had never made it out of the studio until now.

RHODES Returns With Brand New Single “Happy” 

“‘Happy’ is a song about opening our eyes and trying to find happiness in the moment. We live in a world of constant change and huge societal pressure and I felt, for a long time, that I’d been chasing the wrong things in life. It’s easy to hide behind a facade or behind social media, but it just masks what’s really going on underneath, and I know now that I owe it to myself and the people I love to be more present and mindful. Ultimately, I believe happiness is ours to grab we just have to be open to it and I wanted to write about the hope in knowing that if we keep trying we can find true contentment in everything we have,” explains RHODES.

REGENT — Release New Single Today: “Here We Go Again” || + Summer Live Dates

Southampton indie-rockers – REGENT – are charging head-first into the summer with a riled-up new single: “Here We Go Again”.

A runaway roller coaster filled with urgent and incensed vocals and seesawing riffs that threaten to tumble right off the tracks, “Here We Go Again” is an assured slice of driving indie-rock with erratic fuzz-rock undertones.

ALUNA — Releases New Album: ‘MYCELiUM’ || + Listen To: “Running Blind” w/ Tchami and Kareen Lomax

Aluna has released her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘MYCELiUM’, out now via Mad Decent and Because Music.

Also revealed today, is her current focus track, ‘Running Blind’ produced by Aluna alongside French producer and DJ Tchami, with vocals from Atlanta – born artist, songwriter, and producer Kareen Lomax.

NEW SINGLE: Seven Kayne x Bankrol Hayden x Einer Bankz “Shawty”

Argentinian artist Seven Kayne has been quickly rising with his unique pop-rock sound that has been captivating listeners, with the unusual mix of earnestness and cool, without surrendering his urban vocal affability. Today, he releases “Shawty” in collaboration with rapper Bankrol Hayden, off his forthcoming EP.

MADISON MARGOT offers a scenic feast in bittersweet release “God Laughs”

A blend of punching pop drums and stadium-rock guitar licks, “God Laughs” is a bittersweet tale of how to accept the changes life will undoubtedly have in store, told through Madison’s lyrical wordplay rooted in her insightful, classic songwriting: “When we make plans, God laughs” Madison shares in the gripping chorus.