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The colorful clip stars Lambert’s brother, Luke Lambert, and his husband, Marc. The Pride-ful shindig also includes LGBTQ+ friends and allies, including nearly a dozen of Luke’s and Marc’s closest friends who traveled from Austin, TX to join in the fun.

“When Miranda played the remix for me and my husband Marc, we instantly loved it, so of course we jumped at the chance to bring our best friends to Nashville to be in the video,” said Luke. “We had such a blast! By the end of the night, we forgot cameras were rolling. The tequila certainly helped!”


Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of French melodic metal band Devoid’s second album, “Lonely Eye Movement” on October 15, 2021. Today, fans can get their first listen with the release of the new single and music video, the album’s title track. Watch the video HERE:

Ride the Musical Elevator with Keeana Kee

Since arriving in New York City just four short years ago, Latvian-born, London-raised fashion supermodel Keeana Kee has been making impressive inroads with her first love – making music as breezy and tropical as her own effervescent personality. Not one to shy away from controversy, her music videos have touted her sexuality.

Keeana Kee Releases Latest Single, ‘Love In The Elevator’ 

SMILING: stream new album ‘Devour’ in full via New Noise Magazine.

San Diego’s shoegaze and psych-pop rockers SMILING share their shimmering debut album ‘Devour’ in its entirety exclusively via New Noise Magazine today, ahead of its official release this Friday 6th August on Rebel Waves Records.

“Colorful and at times poignant.” The Big Takeover
“An enthralling and hypnotic work of neo-grunge pop.” Impose Magazine
“A ragged guitar pop album that balances the sweet with the sour perfectly, sounding like the musical equivalent of teenage mischief.” The Sleeping Shaman

Album Spotlight: Smiling – ‘Devour’

Adoring Bubbly Acoustic Pop // New Single

MasonRoseGray is a singer/songwriter based in Florida. Creating music with the sole intention of shining light into the dark and exposing the truth, her sound blends indie, folk and blues with honest and raw lyrics, unlocking a whole new world; the good, the bad, the ugly. Inspired by the likes of Miranda Lambert, Billie Eilish and David Bowie, Gray evokes a unique and infectious sound that encourages self-love and ultimately provides the key to happiness.


Following his critically acclaimed and groundbreaking 2018 album The Atlas Underground, Rock & Roll icon and two-time Grammy winner Tom Morello announced his latest project today, a follow-up album entitled The Atlas Underground Fire. Featuring a jaw dropping cast of collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Chris Stapleton, Mike Posner, Damian Marley and more, Morello’s insane guitar playing will be on full display taking the instrument into the future and forging an alternative/rock/EDM masterpiece with all-time legends and cutting edge firebrands.

Media Jeweler (Fire Talk) share new track “Heaven”

Today, LA’s Media Jeweler are sharing the third track from their forthcoming new album The Sublime Sculpture of Being Alive, out August 13th on Fire Talk Records (Dehd, Mamalarky, PACKS). Arriving on the heels of the album’s first two singles “Helicopter” and “Tightrope,” “Heaven” is a glitchy and off-kilter track that reaches its boiling point with a wild sax solo courtesy of Patrick Shiroshi, as the band pushes and pulls at the seams around him.

Welsh Alt-Rockers Paisley Parc with their second single ‘This Way’

Louder and bolder, Paisley Parc turns the heat up with an even more mature and confident sound and attitude, accompanied by a music video proudly displaying the picturesque Welsh countryside the lads grew up in and challenging the bad perception of their hometown of Merthyr Tydfil.

Paisley Parc deliver a story of young love, passion and inevitable heartbreak touching upon the highs and lows of toxic relationships, ultimately leading to the only logical conclusion of moving on.

Watch: Lila Iké “Batty Rider Shorts” Video

The Jamaican singer shared a personal story behind the song. “I have been writing ‘Batty Rider Shorts’ for over a period of four years. This song was inspired by a situation I observed within my community. An innocent child (age 10 or so) who I would often sit and speak with about life and give words of encouragement (even whilst I was a child myself ) eventually was taken advantage of by someone who should have been looking out for her. I was moved to tears on my drive back from the country as I thought about how her light became infiltrated by the dark energies that are hovering over children everyday, all over the world. We need to all be more responsible as a community, as friends, as parents, as extended family and just as people. Look out for each other but most importantly our children.”

HIPPO CAMPUS share infectious new cut ‘Sex Tape’ | ‘Good Dog, Bad Dream’ EP out Aug 6th via GRAND JURY

US indie heavyweights Hippo Campus share sparkling new single ‘Sex Tape’, the second track taken from the band’s EP ‘Good Dog, Bad Dream’, out August 6th via NYC indie label Grand Jury (Samia, Twin Peaks, Jordana, Native Sun).

Shannon & The Clams Share New Song And Video For “All My Cryin’”

Today, Shannon & The Clams share “All Of My Cryin'” the third single from their sixth studio album, Year Of The Spider, which will be release on August 20th via Easy Eye Sound. The video, directed Ryan Daniel Browne, echoes themes from of the album including finding joy and connection from loss and tragedy. Director Ryan Daniel Browne says of the video “Cody’s lyrics made me think about the value of crying. The catharsis and comfort it can bring — crying is like one part of yourself trying to comfort another part of yourself.

Darrin Bradbury Shares Video For New Track “Busted World”, Watch + Listen Now

Today Nashville artist Darrin Bradbury has shared “Busted World”, a song that uses a folk-song scaffolding to build something of a doomsday pop song with Bradbury declaring: “The whole thing is a joke and the joke’s on you.” Rolling Stone recently said “Darrin Bradbury’s songwriting has always been gloriously left of center,” and that on “Busted World” “he ratchets up the eccentricity to delirious levels that match our current moment.”

RS Country Music Picks for Week of August 2nd

Artist: Sanny Veloo – Album: The Human Race Ain’t Worth Saving

Join him for the official release of “The Human Race Ain’t Worth Saving” as it gets released onto every major music platform online on 24 July 2021, including the viral video supporting the single on YouTube. Using social-media platforms & technology to his advantage, Sanny’s X-factor talent seamlessly transitions from the speakers to the screens & proves his experience immersed in the underground music-scene has built him into a verifiable sonic force to be reckoned with.


Purity Ring are back with their first new music following last year’s critically acclaimed Womb. The new song “soshy” comes with a new video by Carson Davis Brown and artwork by Megan James, and is the first release via the band’s own label The Fellowship. Megan James says of the track and video, “A wraith to descend the summer stairs with. Film by Carson Davis Brown, a visage under water and over the super 8. Featuring Doris in 1935.”

Soulful alt-pop/R&B trio Ahmore unveils music video for “Rioja (Next To You)”

Now the trio is unveiling an official music video for “Rioja (Next To You)”; watch it now on YouTube. Shot at Gold Diggers in Los Angeles, the visual transports the viewer into a world of romantic fantasy both through song and dance.

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SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI: “Get The Guns” Single Premiered At DSCVRD

A radical departure from the instrumental approach the band has maintained for the past twenty years, Push marks SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI’s first collaboration with musicians from two of the biggest and most respected bands in the Sacramento music community, as the act welcomes Jonah Matranga of Far and Gratitude and Mitch Wheeler of Will Haven. A powerhouse of searing post-hardcore, alternative metal, and progressive dreamy riff rock, with an ideology rooted in the 1990s hardcore scene, the hypnotic pulsing riffs and the soaring emotional power of Matranga’s raw vocals provide his first heavy performance since the critically acclaimed Far reunion album At Night We Live. Matranga uses his return to post hardcore, and his subtle, almost subliminal delivery to challenge some of the core topics with a reignited fire of passion and emotional persuasion.


An immersive map personally curated by Blxst of his hometown, the Guide invites fans to experience Los Angeles through the eyes of the rapper, singer, and producer. Captured in stunning black and white images by renowned hip-hop photographer Travis Shinn – known for his portrait work as well as the iconic XXL Freshman covers, of which Blxst is a 2021 class member – the one-of-a-kind experience will guide users on a journey through some of Blxst’s favorite spots across the city.

Indie Trio ad•era Release “Song We Made”

ad•era is a Canadian alternative/indie trio with a Chilean heart. Tiffany Calderbank and Tomás Valenzuela met in Vancouver, discovering a shared passion for rhythmic music with contrast and depth. Joined by Ian Cardona, this polite yet daring force produces a new, fresh sound where pretty and distorted walk hand in hand.

Inspired by a pure love of music, forthcoming single – “Song We Made” – offers a warm and smooth flow to keep us uplifted in the months ahead. When ad•era makes songs, they aim for excitement, knowing they cracked the code when one can’t help but get up and dance.

Emmy / MTV Award Winner Jeremy Shada Releases New Single “Dancing With Strangers” (Netflix’s Julie and the Phantoms, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Make Out Monday)

Introducing Jeremy Shada—the bi-coastal Emmy and MTV Award winning actor and musician most notable for his work as Reggie Peters in Netflix’s Julie and the Phantoms, the voice of Finn the Human in Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, and previously the bassist of pop-punk act Make Out Monday, just to name a few. On his new independent endeavor, the 24-year-old talent explores an array of soundscapes from the greatest eras of popular music by-way-of autobiographical vignettes. Tapping Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount as his right-hand collaborators, Shada now shares his new single “Dancing With Strangers”—an anti-hookup culture bop filled with Phil Collins-esque ‘80s drum beats and an electrifying guitar solo that’ll inspire you to find love again.

Tierra Whack Returns With Fashion-Forward Track “Walk The Beat”

GRAMMY-nominated lyricist and fast-rising superstar Tierra Whack is solidifying her position as a force to be reckoned with after her riveting release Whack World. Loaded with flavorful wordplay and boundless creativity, Whack netted her first GRAMMY nomination for her standout video, “Mumbo Jumbo.”

Chicago’s Sonta & Ann Marie Team Up On “Picture This” Video, Out Now

In 2021, Sonta is leaning into vulnerability and playing to her creative strengths. With Chocolit, Sonta is reintroducing herself. After being stuck in what she calls a “love loop” during quarantine, she is set on proving her music can’t be contained in one category. Chocolit, showcases her multi-faceted personality as both an artist and a woman as she straddles the line between sweet, shy chanteuse and sultry, seductive dominatrix. The title itself is a nod to her sexy alter-ego and her embracing and unveiling her love life and friendships as a beautiful Chocolit woman.

Guided By Voices Announces New LP Via Rolling Stone

“pairs a steady drum downbeat with crunchy guitars, which open into a jangly chorus and, later, a tidy solo.” – Rolling Stone

Guided by Voices Preview Second Album of 2021 With ‘My (Limited) Engagement’

New Music: Jah Sun & The Rising Tide Release New Single “Stuck With You” | Adds New Tour Dates

Jah Sun & The Rising Tide are proud to announce “Stuck With You,” the third and final single from their upcoming album Running Through Walls, due out August 20, 2021. The single is out today and will be followed by an intimate video filmed on location in Goa, India. The band will be going out on tour this month to showcase music from the upcoming release. Full tour dates below.

Cold Weather Company Share “Movement” Single Via Atwood

On the video, Steve Shimchick of Cold Weather Company says: “We try to build a journey into each of our songs, typically based on what one of us is experiencing. For Movement, we also wanted to capture the journeys of our listeners. While the single is only a piece of the full song, it kicks off the answer to a prompt we gave our community in 2019, asking what was stopping them from making progress. It’s rewarding to finally have the song out two years later, as my hope is that those who replied to the prompt are in healthier places mentally and physically. As that may not be the case for everyone, we can also acknowledge the work still ahead of each of us, and the importance of taking things as they are from moment to moment—without overthinking or being too hard on ourselves. It’s a reminder I’ve been grateful for recently.”

Premiere: Cold Weather Company’s “Movement” Is an Uplifting Guide to Living in (and Embracing) the Moment


Jeff Black of Gatekeeper has released his latest in a barrage of heavy metal singles, “Silence”, via Ghost Cult Magazine. The song features Lycanthro vocalist James Delbridge on guest vocals.

Depeche Mode Meets The Killers: Spotify New Noise Fav

Working with famed production and songwriting duo, HEAVY (Lovelytheband), LEVVELS debut release is a delicious fusion of genres. Featuring lustrous vocals, deep pulsating bass and 80s inspired synths, “Keep Me Alive” is a passionate plea for an idealized bond. The band has received strong Spotify editorial support, being added to the likes of Spotify’s New Noise and Alternative Beats.

DUNNOWHO & Danntik & Multi Ignite Flames with New Noise Debut,

“Ozono” marks DUNNOWHO and Danntik’s second collaboration, having previously come together for “Dorado” last year. Both hailing from Mexico, the DJ and rapper also join forces with New Zealand rapper, Multi, elevating the single into a multi-cultural release. As DUNNOWHO’s signature bass-trap sound design pumps through the futuristic number, Danntik and Multi drop scores of slamming vocals. Upon premiering, the three artists have also put together an accompanying music video.


Following the release of her debut EP ‘EnRoot’ last year, Tia Carys is back with the incredible ‘Refugee’ freestyle. The hard-hitting freestyle explores themes of Carys tough upbringing and discovering music with semantics of struggle, authoring and personal growth. Carys raps effortlessly over the near three-minute track, showcasing her rap prowess through the combination of critically upfront lyrics and demanding rhymes. The accompanying sepia-filtered video sees Carys in the studio delivering her bars with numerous destructive clips of the Powerpuff Girls edited in.

OUT TODAY: SHEARS releases new single “Afterthought” (FFO Sylvan Esso, Chvrches)

Following on from the fizzing and fun pop of previous single “Pick Me Up”, Edinburgh-based musician Becca Shearing aka SHEARS is back with the intense electro banger “Afterthought”, out today.

SHEARS had a successful introduction as a new artist in 2020 with sold-out headline shows, featuring on BBC Radio 1’s Introducing Hot List and her debut EP When You’re Around charting on a number of end-of-year lists. After a few months away honing her skills as an artist she returned last month with “Pick Me Up” and now follows with another terrific track.

NEW ARTIST: Katy Alex releases debut, Sucker For Love

Katy Alex is one of the most exciting new voices to emerge from the already burgeoning Liverpool music scene – still yet to do an official release, Katy’s co-writes and top lines have already gathered just short of 5 million streams on Spotify and is probably the biggest talent you’ve never heard of.


Eleanor K achieved huge success during her time performing with Crystal Fighters, a journey which has seen her play everywhere from Glastonbury to Coachella and Red Rocks. Meanwhile, her other highlights have included working with Matthew Murphy of The Wombats on Love Fame Tragedy, collaborating with the acclaimed Vic Mensa and Moon Boots, and creating her own Kyiki project.

Liz Cooper releases new single ‘Hot Sass’

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Liz Cooper has released her brand new single ‘Hot Sass’, the title track of her forthcoming album out September 3rd via Thirty Tigers.

Of the song, Cooper shares, “‘Hot Sass’ is a big fuck you to myself. It’s me looking within at the mess I’ve made and then picking up the pieces only to throw them all into my orange furry purse to savour for later. It’s my alter ego, the outcast and glue of the record. The sound of low lows and high highs and the stillness in between.”

NYTT LAND Releases Haunting Video for “Svartravn” + Announces Exclu-sive Live Stream Concert

With their new album Ritual being unveiled to the world this Friday, August 6 via Napalm Records, NYTT LAND offer another glimpse into their haunting and unique world of Shamanic Dark Folk!

Just as NYTT LAND begins “Svartravn” with mysterious whispers, the listener is pulled into the melancholic atmosphere of the song – a true display of NYTT LAND’s Shamanic Dark Folk. Experimental vocal technique meets deep, stomping percussive instrumentation inspired by ancient Siberian and Northern European culture. NYTT LAND are a truly unique duo and have rightfully earned millions of cross-platform streams with their authentic, traditional take on folk music.


San Francisco band Deafheaven’s forthcoming LP Infinite Granite is coming August 20th via Sargent House, today they debut the final single from it along with the first official video from the album. “In Blur” is a fever dream of melody and weighted past. The album was written during a period of unrelenting insomnia leaving a smear of morning blue across Infinite Granite from seeing the morning blue hour for months. “In Blur” fully encapsulates that notion as does the video. Directed by John Bradburn the video tips its hat to Sisyphus, the Greek Mythology story of rolling the boulder up the hill only for it to roll back down every time it neared the top. The song follows the first two singles “Great Mass of Color” and “The Gnashing.”

LA multi-hyphenate Miles Wesley drops intoxicating video for new tune ‘Medicine’

Consistently proving himself as one-to-watch, Miles carves his own place in the industry with his contemporary stylings. Seamlessly blending hip-hop vocabulary with impactful pop melodies, ‘Medicine’ sees Miles outline the notion of being hypnotized by an intoxicating relationship, as stripped back sonics lay solid ground for his self-assured vocal prowess.

Chill 90’s inspired Hip-Hop // New Single

Gozé has an emporium of successes including playing sold-out arenas, at venues including Red Rocks and Radio City Music Hall as well as live television performances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and many more. His single “Chasing Dreams” featuring rapper Old Man Saxon and trans activist Shea Diamond is the official song for Hulu’s Original Documentary, “Changing The Game.”

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PRO KAYO DOT announce new album and release new single

KAYO DOT are now revealing their epic and melancholic video single on nature’s reclaiming of the urban world, entitled ‘Void in Virgo (The Nature of Sacrifice)’ and taken from their forthcoming new album “”Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike”, which is slated for release on October 29, 2021.

The avant-garde doom project conceived and realised by Toby Driver has also unveiled cover art, tracklist, and further details of the new full-length below.

Keith Wallen Releases New Single “WILDFIRE” + Watch the Official Video

Keith Wallen released his new single “WILDFIRE” to all major platforms. Keith will release his first full length album titled This World or The Next via eOne on August 13, 2021.

“Wildfire is about loving someone with every ounce of your soul even though you know they are not right for you. Even though your brain is telling you over and over that it’s not the healthiest situation, you ultimately resolve to accept that the heart wants what the heart wants” says Keith Wallen.


This riff-filled piece of ear candy has thick, beachy harmonies and a rock steady beat you can dance to. It features “the hill” – a place that makes you feel high and on top of the world. And when you are there, simply put, you hit the money.


Multi-Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Stokley is here to celebrate the beauty and essence of Nubian queens worldwide. Today, he drops his new video “WOMAN” ft. AfroBeat superstar KiDi. Written and produced (respectively) by Shakespear! (Justin Beiber), S.Dot (MJB, Lauryn Hill, Diddy), and Stokley, “WOMAN” is a love letter to the gender he affectionately refers to as the “greatest producers of life who help shape the world.” The accompanying visual, directed by REX, sets the scene with vibrant colors against the beautiful Ghana landscape. Stokley taps into the deep-rooted love and appreciation for the beauty, tenderness, warmth, perseverance, dedication, and dedication strength that all black women exude. The video premiered on BETHer and BET Soul.

***NEW VIDEO*** BigBob & Raf Almighty “BULLSEYE” ft Ruste Juxx & Skanks The Rap Martyr

A.D. 2020 Release New Video for Their Cover of WAR’s “Why Can’t We Be Friends”

A.D.2020 released a new video on Sunday August 1, 2021, for their cover of the song “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” by the band WAR. The track is from their forthcoming album Lockdown Diaries which is being released on August 10th

The video features the members of A.D.2020 playing the track in the studio and their home studios. The track is fresh and fun with each member taking a swing at lead vocals as well.

Ozuna Announces Bahamas Festival With Major Lazer Sound System, Jhay Cortez, Sech, Lunay, Mora, Emilia, Tiago PZK + More

Latin Grammy winning reggaeton singer and songwriter Ozuna has announced the details for his newest travel experience, Ozuna Fest Bahamas. Following the blowout success of the upcoming sold-out Ozuna Cancun Fest, he has again partnered with leading travel experience company Pollen Presents to bring a four day getaway to Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Prog Band Shumaun Release Second Single “Under the Sun” ft. Leo Margarit (Pain of Salvation)

Shumaun is a progressive metal band from Virgina, USA. This September they will be releasing a third album “Memories & Intuition”, from which they are now showcasing the second single, “Under the Sun” ft. Pain of Salvation drummer Leo Margarit, with a captivating lyric video.

Progressive Hard Rock Act SHUMAUN Feature PAIN OF SALVATION Drummer on "Under the Sun"

Tall Heights Road Trip Anthem

Tall Heights have relentlessly built a career from the ground up. Starting as buskers on the streets of Boston and now performing in packed venues across North America, Europe, and beyond, the duo has distilled their sound in an organic and unselfconscious way. The unmistakable DNA of their music draws on many elements, but the blend of their two distinct voices, in both harmony and unison, is what elevates it and separates it from the pack.

Today Zairah Brings Alpha Female Erotic Futuristic Vibes on New Single “Guaya” With Producer King Doudou

“Guaya” is an erotic, futuristic take on the Reggaeton genre with Zairah’s alpha female vibes toplining Latin Grammy award-winner King Doudou’s masterful production. The hyper sexual song is cued from the name, “Guaya” similar to “perreo” which means to grind slowwwwly. The track explodes with feminine sexuality over a promiscuous and grimey beat from the producer of J. Balvin’s “Negro” (“Colores” album) as Zairah’s lyrical prowess effortlessly dominates the Spanglish record with crackling carnal energy. The new song is out now on The Orchard.

Paul Warren’s New Solo Project, LIGHT THEORY, Releases Unique Cover of “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE”

Paul Warren’s new project, Light Theory, is taking on the challenge of re-envisioning some classic songs as well as introducing some original high energy instrumental music. Paul arranges and records all parts in his home studio. He was the director of the Raleigh Music Academy for 18 years and is a founding member of the rock duo, Infinite Eve. He also produces and records solo artists in various genres to help them bring their music goals to life. He actively teaches in person and virtual lessons, and also records lessons for Youtube and Instagram.


She said it, and she did it. The wait is over! R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Leela James’ long-awaited seventh studio album See Me via distributor BMG is out now. The powerhouse singer who wowed the world with her riveting television performances during the last live Victoria Secret Fashion Show and on Dancing with The Stars continues to define the genre and is known as one of the leading ladies forging soul music.

PRE Young Guns Key Glock & Snupe Bandz Share “Bandaid” Video

With a roster packed with rising talent, Young Dolph’s Paper Route EMPIRE is the premier independent rap label in the South. Today, two of the label’s fieriest signees, Key Glock and Snupe Bandz, join forces to share “Bandaid,” a brand new music video. Produced by Bandplay, PRE’s one-man band, with assistance from CLDHRT, “Bandaid” is an ominous banger with horror movie melodies providing the perfect ambience for Glock and Snupe to boast about their extravagant ends: “Thirty on my wrist, another fifty on my chain,” spits Snupe, and not to be out done, Glock announces “this n**** got a watch that costs a quarter mill’.”

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I FEEL FINE Reveal Video For New Single ‘Elemenohpea’ Released 3rd August 2021

Following their first BBC Radio One play on Daniel P Carter’s Rock Show recently, Brighton-based punk/emo math quartet I FEEL FINE are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘Elemenohpea’ set for release on 3rd August 2021.

The track is the latest to be taken from their previously-announced debut album The Cold In Every Shelter, released via Venn Records on 10th September 2021.


Today sees London based R&B/Soul musician Amahla release her latest single Do Something You Can’t Take Back with accompanying music video. Do Something You Can’t Take Back marks the second single from Amahla’s sophomore EP, Where Do We Go From Here out now.

Amorous R&B Pop // Viral Artist – New Live Video

Vicu has just unveiled a new live video and we would love to have your support! Sponsored by Gibson, the live performance video is a look at the artist’s impressive vocal range and energetic stage presence. The R&B pop “Focused On You” radiates summer energy, sunset vibes and amorous feelings.

Trouble Is release music video for “Came to Stay”

Danish progressive bees rock band TROUBLE IS released its third single “Came To Stay” on July 30th. Next week their debut album “Wholehearted” will drop… And it’s a hell of an album. “Came To Stay” is also released as a video, which you can check below. The digital single is available here.

Sam Williams releases video for ’10-4′

Nashville singer/songwriter Sam Williams has now shared the video for new song, ’10-4′. Directed by Kwaku Ospinto and shot in the remote woods of Joelton and at Marrowbone Lake in Nashville, Tennessee, the video captures the feeling of idealising a perfect love that can seem so pure and simple, but in reality, is a lot more complex.

Gary Hector Releases His New Single “Today I Ride Alone” From His New Album ‘National Trash’

Trinidad and Tobago (The Caribbean) – Gary Hector Releases His Single/Video “Today I Ride Alone” which is his first single from his album National Trash. Gary Hector’s style blends Americana, Classic Rock, and a twang of country notes. A vocal sound of Dylan, a classic blues-rock of the Rolling Stones, a swig of Hank Williams, and finally an underground bash of punk ala The Clash and Sex Pistols. All of this smashing sound has been brought together in a way only Gary Hector can do. A blend of all channels of music that means something to all who understand and collect from a diverse list of true music history in a modern roll of sound. Truly a musicphilo can be found in Hector’s presentation. A cue is given in the study of the fundamental nature and value of a music experience for all who live, breathe, and dig it.

One Step Closer share new single / video “Chrysanthemum” | Debut album “This Place You Know” out 24th Sept via Run For Cover Records | Touring with Terror, Comeback Kid, Drain, Dare, and more

Wilkes Barre, PA hardcore upstarts One Step Closer recently announced their debut full-length, This Place You Know, and today they’re back with another preview of the album, “Chrysanthemum.” Due out September 24th from Run For Cover Records, This Place You Know, finds One Step Closer honing their passionate and anthemic style of hardcore to create their most urgent and compelling set of songs to date, and proving why the young band has already garnered a reputation for standing out from the pack.

DUSTY LOCANE Brings Out Flossy’s Finest in “Best Friend” Video

Complementing his deep-voiced tough talk with strong melodies, DUSTY LOCANE has what it takes to be Brooklyn’s next superstar emcee. Shining a spotlight on his home borough, the Canarsie native shares the video for “Best Friend.” Produced by HitmanAudio, who previously connected with DUSTY for “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN PT. 2 (PICTURE ME),” “Best Friend” finds DUSTY trading verses with the honey-voiced 8ANDITT over gently-plucked acoustic guitars. In the video, DUSTY and 8ANDITT gather a crew and offer a tour of Brooklyn’s unseen spots, as they host a block party in Canarsie’s streets, race ATVs under the Kosciuszko Bridge (which connects Brooklyn and Queens), and show off their collection of luxury cars at a remote warehouse. “Best Friend” is the latest in a line of quality singles dating back to “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN,” DUSTY’s breakout hit, which generated over 100 million combined video and audio streams.

Hayden Thorpe Shares “Parallel Kingdom,” New Single & Video | ‘Moondust For My Diamond’ Out October 15

After recently announcing his new album, Moondust For My Diamond, Hayden Thorpe shares new single & video “Parallel Kingdom.”

Like “The Universe is Always Right,” the “Parallel Kingdom” video was shot in Hayden’s homeland of The Lake District and directed by Tom Haines. On the setting of the video, Hayden commented, “There are ancient stories to be told here, aeons play out in a single glance. Using Swinside Stone Circle as a location gave everything a certain sanctity.”

Xenia Rubinos releases new single “Sacude” | New album “Una Rosa” out 15th Oct via ANTI- Records

Just a little over a month after the release of ‘Working All The Time’, Xenia Rubinos gives another taste of her forthcoming album Una Rosa with the single ‘Sacude’- an intense, electrified and life-giving track that demonstrates the artist’s versatility and fearlessness.


Today, Powerhouse singer/songwriter/producer Noga Erez and creative partner ROUSSO release “Sunday,” a bonus track off her “contagiously fun” (Stereogum) and “bombastic” (PAPER) new album KIDS (City Slang). The airy, orchestrally-tinged track captures Noga’s crisp and introspective songwriting abilities as she laments the loss of a close one.

Kills Birds announce album + tour, sign with Royal Mountain Records and share new single and video, “Rabbit,” out now

Today, LA-based incendiary rock band Kills Birds are sharing their ferocious new single “Rabbit,” the opening track and first song to be released from their sophomore album Married, out via their new label home Royal Mountain Records and KRO Records on November 12th. Recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 by invitation of the man himself, it is a storming and immediate declaration of intent from the LA-based band, a brutal and intense account of an abusive relationship struggling with power dynamics, oscillating between quiet and loud dynamics – both beautiful and aggressive, devastating and cathartic.

J.R.C.G. Announces New LP, Shares New Single “Holy Hope” Via Brooklyn Vegan, Record Release Show at Zebulon 11/6, LP Out 11/19 Via Castle Face

Ajo Sunshine (say it with me folks, “Ahh-Ho”) is heralded by an alarming horn ensemble, stabbing with the dramatic urgency of a killer’s theme in a midnight movie. It’s a jarring but appropriate entry point for this brilliantly blasted listen, an array of exquisitely sharp edges punctuated by kaleidoscopic respites of throbbing warmth and surprising tenderness. J.R.C.G. (Justin R. Cruz Gallego)’s previous work with Seattle’s excellent Dreamdecay may foreground the broad strokes here, but he’s pushed things way outward in terms of his sonic palette. Abutting field recordings captured from rodeos off Ajo Way, a stretch of highway that leads you westward out of Tucson Arizona directly into the sun, both acoustic instruments and gleaming walls of synthetic noise are framed in dour and dissonant chord shapes, crackling with overdriven drum mics and seasick waves of distortion. It’s homage that plays out like a collage, a dream switching from station to station, a series of dedications broadcast on late night radio.

Watch Occurrence’s new “Boy Joy” video; ‘I Have So Much Love To Give’ is due 8/20 on Archie & Fox Records

Today Occurrence are sharing “Boy Joy,” the third single/video from their forthcoming LP. Watch the video here. Occurrence’s I Have So Much Love To Give is due August 20th via Archie & Fox Records. In case you’ve missed the previous singles, be sure to check out “The Happy Years” & “I Have So Much Love To Give.”

PRAY U PREY: “Active Suppression” From UK Crust/Metal Quartet Now Streaming

Based in Cheltenham, England, PRAY U PREY was formed in the Autumn 2014 by scene veterans from thrash outfit Suicide Watch, grind legends Prophecy Of Doom, noise-mongers Alehammer, and more with the sole intention of laying down some of the most brutal death metal and grindcore the UK had ever produced. With over thirty years recording and touring experience between the various band members, it wasn’t difficult to come up with an EP worth of songs. Within six months the band had the Black Light Of Time Demo demo MCD ready to go and an incendiary live set to boot! Their debut album Figure The 8 saw the band stepping up their aggression to even more intense levels, and the record saw release through Polish extreme label Selfmadegod Records in 2017.

Public Service Broadcasting Share New Single & Video “Blue Heaven” Ft. Andreya Casablanca || New Album ‘Bright Magic’ Due Out 9/24 On Play It Again Sam

Today Public Service Broadcasting have shared new single and video, “Blue Heaven”, taken from their highly anticipated fourth album, Bright Magic, set for release on September 24th, 2021 via Play It Again Sam. Featuring vocals from Andreya Casablanca of Berlin garageistes Gurr, “Blue Heaven” is an anthem of proud self-determination inspired by Marlene Dietrich, who according to the band’s J. Willgoose, Esq. was “a self-made myth to come out of Berlin”. He explains, “the lyrics highlight her power of self-manipulation, her ambition, her bravery and her lack of compromise on vital matters of character – ‘I am all my own invention / I’m in my blue heaven’ and so on. It’s named after the jazz number “My Blue Heaven” which she sang regularly and which she said first made her dream of America.”

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Lindsay Schoolcraft and Gaia Guarda release “I Didn’t Break” single

Canadian Juno nominated singer/songwriter Lindsay Schoolcraft has teamed up with Gaia Guarda to release “I Didn’t Break”, the first single off of the upcoming C Squared Underground Music Special compilation. The compilation will be released on Bandcamp on September 17th 2021 and features friends and clients of C Squared Music a new company formed by Corinne Westbrook and Curtis Dewar that helps bands with their promotion, marketing and sales. The compilation is the first album to be released under the new company’s name.

Gaia commented “I didn’t break'” was born in the depths of the uncertainty of 2020 by two stubborn musicians that decided to do a collaboration, even though they had no access to the studio due to the pandemic restrictions.

Exclusive Premiere: The New Song from LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT and GAIA GUARDA “I Didn’t Break”

Check Out JEFFREY NOTHING “The Outage”!

JEFFREY NOTHING, former vocalist of industrial metal band MUSHROOMHEAD, has released the official music video for his newest single, “The Outage.” Directed by Ian D. Sniesak and edited and shot by Jon Conner of A Hole in the Head Productions, with assisted videography by Thomas Church and Aj Taranto, the dark music saga features former members of MOTOGRATER and SKIN alongside the legendary front-man as well as former MUSHROOMHEAD guitarist, Thomas Church.

Rory Carney – Bees | Out Now | Skope Mag

Riding off of strong previous releases such as ‘In The Shine’ and ‘Take You Home’, which together have over 15k streams, ‘Bees’ is set to be a success.

The R&B Version of Kanye’s “The College Dropout”

A musical breath of fresh air has been released as iamchelseaiam released her promised EP “A Beautiful Struggle”. Imagine SZA mixed with the versatility of Lauryn Hill and you’ll still fall short of this brilliant sonic offering. The twenty-four-minute EP is the follow-up to 2018’s “A Beautiful Mess” and is proof that iamchelseaiam has not only discovered what she does well but that she also is gifted in conveying even the most polarizing aspects of life.

Rock Band AWAKEN THE GIANT Release Debut Single “I FOOLED YOU” to all major platforms!

Awaken the Giant released their debut single “I Fooled You” to all major platforms!

Awaken The Giant is an American rock band from Houston, Texas, formed in 2017 by Blake Suarez and Tab Cocchia.

Original band mates from a former band, Blake and Tab broke away to create a heavier, harder sound and be the sole song writers. This allowed them to create the sound that they always envisioned.

Mirabai Ceiba shines inner light on Spanish language “Que Quede Escrito”, new track/video out now; ‘The Quiet Hour’ out 8/27 on Spirit Voyage

Mirabai Ceiba’s upcoming album The Quiet Hour is set for an August 27th release date via Spirit Voyage, and is co-produced by Tony Award winner Jamshied Sharifi. On it, Angelika Baumbach’s voice wells up like an undulating stream, blossoming forth with sublime poetry. The deep, loving bond between Baumbach and her musical life partner—multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Markus Sieber (Aukai)—is palpable, as their instruments and voices intertwine on Mirabai Ceiba’s most intimate and meditative album to date.

SPIN: 25 Artists, 25 Albums, 25 Years of Vagrant Records

For much of the last quarter-century, Vagrant Records has been synonymous with the emo and alternative scenes. Much like how Epitaph Records and Fat Wreck Chords have become well-established homes for punk, Vagrant remains one of the most significant labels in the world thanks to a catalog featuring hundreds of beloved albums and dozens of all-time classics.

Beginning with the launch of The Get Up Kids’ Something to Write Home About on Sept. 28, 1999, Vagrant went on a several-year run that included some of the biggest names of the 2000s, ranging from Saves the Day to Alkaline Trio, Dashboard Confessional to Rocket from the Crypt. But rather than hanging the past when artists left for to major labels, breaking up, or otherwise parting ways with Vagrant, the label adapted, expanding their sound (and presence) by bringing in artists ranging from Paul Westerberg to Eels, while also landing deals with high-flying English sensations like The 1975 and Bombay Bicycle Club.

25 Artists, 25 Albums, 25 Years of Vagrant Records


Rising pop star Megan Nadin stands strong beside co-star Nathaniel Hardy in her newest music video for Heartless Heartbreak. The video, directed by Megan Nadin and Jeremy Ryan, switches between loving date scenes with the two and a power pose of Megan on her throne. In her empowering red ensemble, Megan places herself in the front and center of her emotional seat as she makes it clear not to mess with her unshakable boundaries. Making herself the lone queen and ruler of her feelings.

HOKI make their mark on the Summer season with captivating new EP

HOKI make their mark on the Summer season with a thrilling new four-track EP ‘Caught Up With A Friend’. The Montreal pair have carved out a captivating signature sound that has seen them win plaudits from the likes of Dancing Astronaut, Electronic Groove and industry heavyweight Billboard.

The EP release follows on from the two proceeding singles, which dropped earlier in the Summer; mesmerising ambient cut ‘In The End We Become Strangers & Memories’ and powerful, synth-infused gem ‘Then There’s You’.

Florida Rapper Burga Getting Ready To Release The Deluxe Edition Permanent Scars Project Featuring 2020 Hit “Brand New Drip” Ft. MoneyBagg Yo

Florida Rapper Burga is set to release his 2nd installment of “Permanent Scars” the Deluxe Edition. The 1st edition featured fellow southern cohorts such as Boosie Badazz, Yung Bleu, Derez De’shon, Koly P, Lil Baby’s artist Rylo. The new deluxe edition includes the street approved snapping hit single “Brand New Drip” featuring MoneyBagg Yo. Since its release during the pandemic “Brand New Drip” it has steadily become a fan favorite reaching 1 million views in 1 month. Fast forward 3 million views later, more music fans are noticing the Florida star and his body of work on YouTube page Burga321TV. Now in 2021 the track has taken on a life of its own, going viral on TikTok. With the viral success of “Brand New Drip” and the pandemic putting things on hold, Burga decided to release a deluxe 2.0 addition of Permanent Scars. The 2.0 features new tracks along with new collaborations, to hold fans over until he is able to hit the road.

Turn Cold release new single

Turn Cold, a newly-formed crossover thrash band from Atlanta, Georgia, have just released “The End of My Rope”. The track, which has has been premiered exclusively at MetalBite.com, is taken from the Turn Cold’s upcoming debut EP Break Your Faith.

An intensely heavy and masterfully executed union of speed metal and hardcore, “The End of My Rope” takes influence from Turn Cold’s heroes including Metallica, Slayer and Cro-Mags.

The band commented: “We are proud to present our first offering to the readers here at MetalBite. We’re anxious for everyone to hear the rest of the EP. If you’re into it, share it with your friends. If you hate it, be sure to get on social media and tell the whole world about it. We thank you for your help either way. This one’s for the thrash freaks and the 2-steppers.

Japanese boyband BALLISTIK BOYZ release summer tune ‘SUM BABY’ along with music video

On August 2, BALLISTIK BOYZ release new single ‘SUM BABY’, a breezy tune about finding love in the heat of summer. The release is accompanied by a music video.

Ever since their formation in April 2018, Japanese dance and vocal group BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE have had their sights set on global activity.

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Anna Wolf is ready to claim her space as a complex, compelling, globally-relevant artist with her new EP, Romance Was Born.

The five-track release eludes easy classification, with the South African-born, London-based artist moving with conviction through music that is dramatic and orchestral (“Dreaming Again”), hushed and textured (“Can I Get High on You?), visceral and kinetic (“Heaven Breathes Out”) and other-worldly and rhythmic (“Vegas”).

Soopa Mooni”s next single called Speaking on it!

Kansas City’s own Soopa Mooni was born in Kansas City Missouri and enjoyed music from a very young age. Growing up in a family that not only listened to music but performed as well. Mooni gained inspiration from music icon Michael Jackson based on his movements and his strong passion for the art. Watching his older brother perform with his friends during a talent show, Mooni was brought into the group and performed with them as well. By the age of 12, Mooni had begun to write his own music and later on in 2013 became a DJ after moving to Portland for a time.

Fire From The Gods Drop New Lyric Video for “Right Now (Reimagined)”

Austin-based rock band Fire From The Gods just dropped a new lyric video for their track “Right Now (Reimagined)” from their recently released EP American Sun (Reimagined) via Better Noise Music. The project features stripped-down, acoustic versions of fan-favorite tracks from their 2019 critically acclaimed sophomore album American Sun, and the new lyric video for “Right Now” shows the band performing the song live, encompassing the high-stakes emotions and sense urgency found in the track’s lyrics.

Rising British RnB artist Eli Gosling shares music video for latest single ‘Alien’

On August 3rd, Eli Gosling shares his music video for latest single ‘Alien’ (rel 26.06.21) via Goldun Egg Records. The video was shot by Eli’s brother Josh, at dusk, as they followed the suburban railway line to the woods. ‘Alien’ follows previous tracks ‘Milia Passuum’, ‘Dead bodies filled with Bacardi’, ‘Locked up’ and debut EP, ‘Blue Romance’ (rel 11.09.20).


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PawPaw Rod shares new track ‘Thin Lines’ alongside debut EP announcement

Following the release of singles ‘HIT EM WHERE IT HURTS’ and ‘Glass House’, PawPaw Rod today shares the new track ‘Thin Lines’ and its accompanying video, shot in Oklahoma by cult filmmaker Anthony Sylvester. Alongside today’s single comes the announcement of his debut project, A PawPaw Rod EP, out 17th September via Godmode.


A year after releasing his EP F*CK LOVE, The Kid LAROI claims his first simultaneous #1 and R.I.A.A certified platinum project with F*CK LOVE released via Columbia Records. The project includes Billboard Top 10 hits “Without You” which is also R.I.A.A certified double platinum as well as “Stay” featuring Justin Bieber which currently holds the #1 spot on both Spotify US and Spotify Global.

ICYMI- “Time to be quiet, here come the Feds” – Stream “Family Narc” from The Cocker Spaniels

Beloved booking agent, #1 parent, and multi-instrumentalist, Sean Padilla a.k.a. The Cocker Spaniels spent a year recording his latest batch of songs, The Cocker Spaniels Are Still Alive And So Are You -due out via Evil Island Fortress on August 13th 2021. Combining elements of punk, shoegaze, power-pop, homemade field recordings, and funk, The Cocker Spaniels Are Still Alive And So Are You is both inspiriting and cathartic. Essentially a solo album, though Padilla’s kids did sit in on some tracks (check out “Rice” and “Prepared Xylophone”), the album works as a snapshot of American life during some of the weirdest, darkest few years in recent memory.

Montreal songstress EROCKFOR new single ‘Sacral’ is out now

The Next Single from Ibiza Label Balearic Breaks Has Just Landed

Following their first ever release on the label, Balearic Breaks have proven their commitment to a resounding release schedule through a brand-new single from their roster addition Skuff. It’s an apt second delivery from an imprint which rose to prominence this year as the only drum & bass label hailing from Ibiza. With the first part of their discography coming from Simon Splice, who brought Liquid drum & bass vibes, merging the appeal of house aficionados and drum & bass purists whilst channelling this through the funk and soulful sounds of the Ibiza world, Skuff provides a return to form for the platform.

ICYMI: SOUNDR speaks out against feeling like a burden in raw emo-pop single “Mania”

Salt Lake City based artist SOUNDR, shares her truth and creates an outlet for the misunderstood with her newest single “MANIA.” The haunting emo-pop track cascades with guitar swells that erupt into a heavy hitting chorus juxtaposing between soft and hard melodies. The feel of the track parallels the message exploring the duality of mental health.

SOUNDR has been making a name for herself since 2017, becoming a feature artist for the world’s biggest electronic producers and amassing millions of streams. As a feature artist SOUNDR was just scratching the surface on her story.

ILLUDIUM release second single taken from “Ash of the Womb”

Sometimes, it snows in summer. ILLUDIUM have released the haunting video ‘Sempervirens’ (“Evergreen”) as the second single taken from their forthcoming album “Ash of the Womb”, which is scheduled for release on October 15, 2021.

The Californian dark dreamgaze act headed by singer and guitarist Shantel Amundson have previously revealed the cover art, tracklist, and further details of their new full-length, which may all be viewed below.

The Blow shares a cover of the 10cc classic, “I’m Not In Love”

“We’ve both been obsessed with this song, ever since we discovered how it was made. Even though it sounds like an 80s song, it was actually made in 1975, by a rock band, before electronic pop really existed (at least on a mainstream level). 10cc produced it using a crazy and elaborate process, recording their voices in layers for weeks, taking a big risk on an experiment that ended up being a huge hit. It was one of the rare moments when experimentation is canonized in popular culture, and that’s exciting because sometimes the things that happen in the mainstream are inspiring, and sometimes they just make you feel small.

Finnish Pop Sensation Roye Shares New Single ‘Exhausted’

Finnish pop sensation Roye is back with his new single ‘Exhausted’. A multi-talented, singer, songwriter and studio engineer, Roye records and produces all his own material bringing together analogue synths with modern pop production to create his own unique alt-pop sound.

Dasha savors a picturesque NYC date of her dreams in “Nervous” video – Out Now Via Quadio Records

The video features Elias Camacho from Wilhelmina Models and the two’s natural chemistry is clear. “Nervous” comes after a string of breathtaking visuals from the hazy 50’s inspired “Love Me Till August” to the 00’s nostalgia-bursting “More Than This,” Dasha paints a clear picture of her storytelling in visuals completely unique from one another.

Video: JJ Finesser – Live Life

“Live Life” is the latest single from JJ Finesser’s album titled: ‘Classic OG’.

Live Life is JJ Finesser’s celebration of the greatest gift we have: Life. The rapper expresses this gratitude through the focus & determination of his lyrics & flow. Finishing with the lyrics, “Let’s just Live Life, that one wife. Thank you YAHUAH for everything in Life.” JJ Finesser is giving thanks to the Self-Existent & Eternal Creator for the gift of Life.

Local H Announce Cover LP, Share “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” Looking Glass Cover Via BV, Start US Tour 8/11, LP Out 10/8 Via Brutal Panda Records

Today, Local H announce a brand new cover LP, Local H’s Awesome Quarantine Mix-Tape #3, and share the LP’s first single, “Brandy” via Brooklyn Vegan. On the track, Scott says, “Started doing this near daily streaming thing on Facebook during quarantine–because what the fuck else was I gonna do?–and it was basically just a bunch of oddball covers. I was watching “Ozark” on Netflix and they had this episode that featured “Brandy”. My girlfriend turned to me and said “You gotta cover this song!” So that’s what we did.”

Still Woozy Meets Bloc Party

Inspired by sudden life changes experienced over the pandemic, “Why Can’t U?” is about Sam’s relocation to his hometown of Denver, Colorado and the impact that physical distance had on his close relationships in Los Angeles. The single is a unique blend of rich and experimental sounds, it is reminiscent of Still Woozy meets Bloc Party.


“I’ve never done anything like ‘Wishful Drinking’ before,” Andress said. “I’ve always wanted to work with Sam and have been such a fan of his for a long time. I admire how he stays so true to himself and am so happy to have him join me for my first collaboration. The song was co-written by my friend JP Saxe, and it became this amazing sad bop, which we all know I love.”

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MONKEY MIND – new single “Immunity (I’ll never go under)” from album “Breakdown”.

Monkey Mind was formed in Autumn 2016 in Nicosia, Cyprus as a new solely English rock/hard rock/alternative band. They have already released the homonymous EP and they just signed with German label BOERSMA RECORDS to release their first full-length album. So Monkey mind’s first full-length album titled “Breakdown” will be official released on July 23rd, 2021.


Upcoming singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brigitte Bardini has today shared her wistful new single Heartbreaker, a hypothetical journey into the terrifying possibility of losing a loved one. Heartbreaker is the third taste of the self-produced forthcoming debut album from Brigitte Bardini, Stellar Lights, set for release on August 30.

Singer-songwriter Hebron releases hounding new single ‘Bitter Fruit’

Singer-songwriter Hebron is back with his latest single ‘Bitter Fruit.’ ‘Bitter Fruit’ is the 6th installment of his debut solo album American Heat. Written, recorded, and produced by Hebron and mastered by Grammy-nominated Justin Shturtz at Sterling Sound, American Heat is an ambitious project of tracks with accompanying videos that connect to a greater storyline.

US Group RESIDUAL SELF Release New Official Video For “Mistress Of Pain”

“Mistress Of Pain is about what every soul of lust is after, and she knows it. Using her charms, she dominates those infatuated with her. She feeds off the pain of the flesh and pain of the mind. Now caught in her web, you’re into deep. The realization comes… you’re the demon’s prey. Let the guitar licks guide you, as you heed the warnings of Rex. Scream out her name, and we’ll curse her in shame.”

Chymera releases House & Dub Techno EP via Sound of Berlin

Producing records since 2002, releasing internationally since 2006, Irishman Chymera praises the electronic capital with his new release Varial Crush, a carefully honed 2-track EP of house and dub techno, via Sound of Berlin.

Varial Crush showcases everything Chymera does well: the rhythms are intricate and shifting, the house chords are appropriate, smooth, and elegant, the track ups the tension before climaxing in a heart-racing break. The EP scales back the rhythms to paint a portrait of the electronic capital, Berlin. The track is warm and hopeful. Its gentle swells tease the feeling out of a mild-mannered chord line.

Berlin does Detroit PREMIERE: Chymera – Varial Crush #Techno

TV PEOPLE – Announce release of debut EP ‘Nothing More’ | out 26th August via Blowtorch Records

Working alongside an all-star team including Dan Doherty at Darklands Audio (Fontaines D.C., Vulpynes), Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios (Radiohead, Blur, LCD Soundsystem) and Grammy award winning Caesar Edmunds (QOTSA, St. Vincent, PJ Harvey); the band, formed in 2019’s dark and gritty, defining sound has seen them compared to names like Interpol and Editors, receiving continuous support from key names including Hot Press, who named the band as one of their ‘Ones to Watch for 2021’, CLASH Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, Amazing Radio, RTÉ & more.

SCOUT releases debut EP / new single “California Dreaming”

Enfield, London based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Scout today releases their debut EP ‘Rather Be Blind (Than See My Life Without You)’ – fronted by new single “California Dreaming”.

With sonic touchstones ranging from MUNA and 070Shake to Christine & The Queens, the new EP features previously released singles “Never Fade” and “Rather Be Blind” and provides a succinct snapshot of Scout’s nostalgic take on modern pop.

Golden-age Colombian beauty contest stars in Contento’s latest dose of mind-expanding salsa

As soon as the piano tumbao groove hits there’s no doubt we’re in salsa territory here, but as is the prerogative of Colombian duo Contento, convention is rarely allowed to fester. Soon, the piano is augmented by percussion, one heavy bass line and Paulo’s vocals detailing that time by the riverside (“al lao’ del rio”). Together, they make for a seismic groove only knocked out of its heady pulse by spikes of twisted tiple guitar, until this jamboree rolls to an end.

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postcards from new zealand unveil video for ‘ocean avenue’

Atmospheric outfit postcards from new zealand have unveiled a video for ‘ocean avenue’, taken from their new album ‘city islands’ released via Mandrone Records.

“the song is a massive continual flow of sound waves in-between neurosis and neil young and we went quite literal with the video, trying to convey both the destructive and meditative side of the music”

Canadian Stoner/Doom Act Slowpoke Release New “Slumlord” Single!

Canadian Doom/Punk/Psychedelic band Slowpoke release the second single – “Slumlord” from their debut self-titled album which previously premiered at The Ripple Effect.

rue vox “90s Villain” – Official Music Video

East 17 album and video

East 17 have just released their first album in 9 years titled 24/7, with a music video for the lead single “Crying”. It’s the first album released with the bands new line-up, which features original member Terry Coldwell, Robbie Craig and actor Joe Livermore. They have actually been performing live together for the last 8 years, but this is the first album together. In the 90s, East 17 sold 22 million albums and had 18 Top-40 UK hit singles.

Artist: Christina Jewell – Album: Hallelujah

We were keen on creating a music video that sort of honed in on visualizing the lyrics of the song. In the video, the concept was to portray the struggle to unite different parts of the personality. There are two girls with different personalities and one pair of binoculars (which symbolizes a mirror). The country girl lives in a state of wholeness and can handle the ‘lemon-y’ emotions that the city girl cannot. Nature lends her this superpower.

French Metal/Fusion/Rapcore gang Waking The Sleeping Bear shared new music video “Nouvelle Dissidence”

A couple of days after the official release of its debut full-length album, French metal/fusion/rapcore gang Waking The Sleeping Bear shared new music video “Nouvelle Dissidence” through the Hardcore Worldwide YouTube Channel.


Crossover thrashers CONFUSED have released a video for “Riot”. The song is set to be released on their upcoming album “Riot” which will be released on August 27th 2021.


Empire Records’ Kevin Ross releases his new single “Looking for Love”

Empire Records’ Kevin Ross releases his new single “Looking for Love” which was the #1 added song on Adult R&B radio this week and we wanted to be sure he spoke with you about his follow up to his 2020 radio hit “God Is A Genius.” Unlocking new phases during quarantine, Ross dishes on surviving in the pandemic as an indie artists, how his viral mashups have helped market his original music, an unheard version of “Don’t Go” with Bryson Tiller, his maturing sophisticated style in fashion and drinks and how working with Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj, Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Wayne, SWV, Johnny Gill and Toni Braxton has helped craft his upcoming project, “Drive 2.” This #1 Billboard chart topping recipient and should be on your radar when you mention R&B music.

icymi – JASON PAYNE & THE BLACK LEATHER RIDERS Unleash New Lyric Video ‘Breathing Rage’ Feat. Andy Martongelli!

JASON PAYNE & THE BLACK LEATHER RIDERS Unleash New Lyric Video ‘Breathing Rage’ Feat. Andy Martongelli!

London based metallers JASON PAYNE & THE BLACK LEATHER RIDERS released their 6-track debut EP ‘The Abyss’ on July 16th. Today the band unleash their new lyric video for ‘Breathing Rage’ featuring by Andy Martongelli, Italian legendary heavy metal guitarist!

Doom Act Cavern Deep Announce Eight Chapter Video Series And Release “Staring Down” Chapter 1!

Doom Act Cavern Deep Announce eight Chapter Video Series And Release “Staring Down”, the first chapter in the series.

Cavern Deep adds: Today we’re officially announcing our 8 chapter long video series. Every video is a chapter from our recently released concept album such that you can follow the archeologist on his journey down into the depths below.

Canadian Stoner/Doom Act Slowpoke Release New “Slumlord” Single!

Canadian Doom/Punk/Psychedelic band Slowpoke release the second single – “Slumlord” from their debut self-titled album which previously premiered at The Ripple Effect.

Slowpoke adds: “Slumlord is a straight up punk tune with a twist. It was written after an experience Ben Chapman-Smith had with a landlord in St John’s and serves as a cathartic release from all the frustrations of renting from unqualified and opportunistic landlords.”

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London Based Singer-Songwriter Tom Speight Shares New Track Off Of Upcoming Album 

Today, London-based artist Tom Speight releases “Feel the Night,” the third single taken from his forthcoming album Everything’s Waiting For You, out on September 24th, 2021 via Nettwerk Records.


After her most recent hit “Messy Love,” which received huge praise from key tastemakers such as Complex, Revolt and more, Nao announces her highly anticipated third studio album And Then Life Was Beautiful is set to be released September 24th via Sony Music UK/RCA Records –


Ravenna Golden’s story starts in the suburbs of St. Louis, soaking up the sun and diverse sounds of Blink 182, Green Day, MGMT, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne and Elliot Smith. After taking a poetry class in high school, she set verses to melodies and recorded a demo on a lark. Freshman year of college, she sent the songs to her old friend Dylan Brady who insisted Golden work on a full-length album. Fast forward to now and Ravenna is a founding member of the Hella and Cake Pop crews and a leader in crafting a unique sound and stealing center stage in the minds of kids and critics alike. Weaving fibers of pop-punk, indie rock and electronic mayhem into a vibrant fabric of original noise, she creates a blistering energy that explodes with life and sweat on stage.

TikTok Influencer Sam Walwyn drops new bop

Taken from his forthcoming new EP, which is set to arrive in October, ‘Littered Sense Of You’ looks to continue that fresh and vibrant direction he has already established for himself. Coupling his smooth and passionate voice with a sweet and sweeping pop-rock production gives his latest release a truly euphoric and memorable texture throughout, as well as showing us the heartfelt and emotional root of his songwriting.


“Working with Jeremih was great,” said Fresh. “We had such a good time in the studio making the record and definitely turned up on the set of the music video too. This record is a smash so make sure you check it out!”

Check Out rue vox Official Music Video for “90s Villain” Starring Henry Flury and Heidi Shepherd (BUTCHER BABIES) and CHRIS KAEL (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH)!

Las Vegas, NV based dark Rock/Pop/Industrial artist rue vox has released the official music video for her new single, “90s Villain.” Featuring BUTCHER BABIES’S HENRY FLURY and HEIDI SHEPHERD as well as CHRIS KAEL of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and directed by SHANE and DEED of SonStudios, the visceral music video follows the songstress through a series of brutal murders of seduced victims until her own murder at the denouement of the saga.

Leeroy Stagger Releases New Single + Video DOES ANYBODY LIVE HERE?

‘Does Anybody Live Here?’ is the 2nd single from Leeroy Stagger’s new album Dystopian Weekends, set for release on October 1st. The song and video explore the pain of a broken heart and the loneliness and feelings of isolation that occur when a relationship ends.

Violent Vickie Returns with Cover of “Ring of Fire” (Johnny Cash)

Los Angeles-based Dark Synth-Riot artist Violent Vickie’s “Ring of Fire” (Johnny Cash) Cover is out today on July 30.

Violent Vickie’s cover of “Ring of Fire” (Johnny Cash) is a soft, dreamy take on the song reminiscent of Mazzy Star. It’s a departure from her usual electronic, dark and aggressive tracks.

British Artist Ella Rosa Releases New Single Feat. Rapper 24HRS

“Just Me” (Feat. 24hrs) sheds light on the growth that Ella Rosa has made since starting her music career. The intriguing banjo introduction is followed by Ella’s vocals that speak of her struggles with people-pleasing & her youth in Reading. Made with producer Geoffro (Kehlani, Charlie Puth, and Pink Sweat$) and songwriter Kiah Victoria (Brasstracks and KAMAUU) and features a verse from 24hrs, Ella Rosa incorporates her soulful blend of lyrics and vocal runs to tell her story of self-discovery.

For Skope: Skytech and Fafaq as All That MTRS release g-house remix of R3HAB & Kelvin Jones’s “Downtown” (CYB3RPVNK)


JD Pinkus (mem. Butthold Surfers) shares “Woke Up Dead,” with the video premiering on Glide. It’s the second single off his solo “space grass” banjo album titled Fungus Shui. On the track, JD Pinkus says, “Sometimes your lucky if all ya wake up with is the blues…. I wrote this one about that time I woke up dead.’ Maxwell Sabastian captured that thing that goes on forever, that thing there are no words for… His interpretation is a beautiful celebration of this thing. I’m so very grateful for his mind and talents!”


The first verse subtly draws listeners inward with lo-fi trap vibes and Malachiii’s softly delivered bars, building momentum before his voice starts to soar. The chorus gets vulnerable as he declares that he doesn’t want a partner’s adoration just to feed his ego—he needs love and support to ease his mind.


Rising New York rapper Curly J’s hot streak continues with his new banger “No Drill” on BPG / Warner Records. Another potent track from the “King of Melodies,” which is also featured on the 2021 Madden soundtrack, once again showcases his charismatic swagger and unforgettable hooks over the emotional production. “No Drill” arrives on the heels of his recent heater “One of The Best” and the previously released “No Hoodie.”

Blues Traveler Release New Album “Traveler’s Blues” Today, 7/30 Featuring Special Guests, New Music Video For “Crazy” Ft. Rita Wilson & John Scofield Out Now!

On July 30th, Blues Traveler will release Traveler’s Blues a collection of re-imagined and re-charged classics from The American Blues Songbook (on Round Hill Records) and featuring special guests Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Warren Haynes and Keb’ Mo’ as well as Rita Wilson and John Scofield who join the band on their cover of the Gnarls Barkley hit “Crazy.”


“Not Wock” showcases Bk’s feathery rapping style and razor-sharp one-liners. “I walk in the club and your hoe starts blushing” she quips. The track finds Bk coming into her own, more confident and increasingly brazen. She’s paving her own path and is vocal about the lessons she learned along the way: “I don’t know how I got money / I guess you could say I attract it.” Pulsating drums and otherworldly synths swirl together into a kaleidoscopic soundscape.

Tree Hollow release “No Funeral,” announce new EP in September

North Carolina chamber folk outfit Tree Hollow announced their long-awaited second EP, Shrouded in Such Color, earlier today with the premiere of lead single “No Funeral.”

“A musically diverse and slightly dark track as far as instrumentation goes,” Jammerzine writes earlier today in their premiere. “[‘No Funeral’] is a track that will stay with you.”

First Listen: Tree Hollow – No Funeral


A few months after the techno upstart first surfaced with his appropriately named ‘FIRST CONTAKT’ two-tracker, the producer is returning to the label with his follow-up effort. Centered around an affinity for worldbuilding and industrial-influenced underground music, the impressive talent pushes his sci-fi vision to the next level with the next chapter of his saga. With a page-turning backstory, his latest creation keeps the suspense piled on. The lead cut “GENOME DIAL” is a dark and thumping number laced with old-school trance elements, while the B-side “DEGRADE REFLECTION” tickles the senses with vicious acid licks and thunderous synth stabs.

Genre: Techno
Release Date: July 30

LPT Releases New Single & Video “Se Quema El Mundo”

LPT, the 10-piece orchestra out of Jacksonville, FL have announced a new single and video, out now. The band is back after receiving national press accolades from Billboard, Sounds & Colours, and PopMatters for their breakthrough debut album Sin Parar, which also won the Best Latin Album at the 18th Annual Independent Music Awards. Now the ambassadors of Salsa and Afro-Cuban music in the Southeast return with a new single and video for “Se Quema El Mundo,” the title track from their highly anticipated sophomore album.

Dani Doucette Drops Whimsical New Music Video for “DITW (Dead In the Water)”

“Dead In The Water” is an inspiring pop anthem about overcoming a tumultuous relationship. The song contains an irresistible indie-pop beat and impassioned vocals that sing metaphors comparing this unstable love to “rocking the boat.” The accompanying video highlights this metaphor and depicts Doucette running free from a broken relationship.

Susana Baca Announces New Album “Palabras Urgentes” on Real World Records

Palabras Urgentes, forthcoming on Real World Records, marks the 50th year of SusanaBaca’s extraordinary musical career. With an illustrious life spanning music, teaching and politics from multiple GRAMMY Awards to becoming Peru’s first black cabinet minister and holding the post of Minister of Culture, Palabras Urgentes is the nexus of all Susana’s experiences and, at the age of 76, is the album she always wanted to create.

D’Arcy Shares “Dangerous” Single + Video, Announces U.S. Tour With Lee Dewyze, Hard To Kill EP Out Next Friday Via OneRPM

Today, D’Arcy shares her triumphant new track “Dangerous,” accompanied with a flashy music video featuring clips of video game heroines. Backseat Mafia premiered the track, who gave the best endorsement possible: “her star will no doubt continue to rise in 2021 – her new song, a thrilling alt-pop cut called ‘Dangerous’ should be all the proof you need.”

Track Released Today, Inspired By Isaac Hayes

“Ceramic” started as a challenge Orr made to himself last year, to write an R&B infused slow jam in the style of Isaac Hayes.

Copenhagen’s DJ/Producer Caius Releases Single & Video “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got” Today July 30th!

Copenhagen’s DJ/Producer Caius is always good for a bit of unadulterated funk, and his newest single ‘Be Thankful For What You’ve Got’ is no different. Stuck somewhere between the modern era of electronic production, and the soulful haydays of the 1970’s, ‘Be Thankful For What You’ve Got’ is everything fans have come to hope for in a new Caius beat. Nuanced guitar plucks, softened harmonies, and a bassline that demands your hips move all build on the signature groovy Caius sound, further distinguishing the Danish producer as one of the global scene’s most inspired talents. It’s been a tough year, but the new single is a simple reminder that we should all just be thankful for what we’ve got– which in this case, is a shiny new Caius bop.


Kanye West Presents The DondaAlbum Release at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday, August 5 at 9:00PM. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 2 at 10:00amEST at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets for this event are $30.00 to $75.00. The DONDA album release event creative direction is by Demna Gvasalia.

​(HED) P.E. Release “Sandmine” ​Video ​Tour ​Diary Episode 1 Featuring ​Dropout Kings

(HED) P.E. have kicked off their headlining tour with support from Dropout Kings dubbed The Sandmine Tour. The band is documenting their headlining tour with a video tour diary featuring their exploits from the road with labelmates Dropout Kings in episode one of their video tour diary online at –

Volac Pours Out Potent Club Concoction on Top-Shelf Tech House Single “Naughty Water” for Insomniac Records – July 30

The Russian duo has been the life of the party, building up a sound that fuses elements of bass house, G-house and everything in between. Back in 2019, they made a splash on Insomniac with a solid double-sided single ‘Feel The Beat / Super Cute,’ and then returned the subsequent year with some Latin flavor on their spicy summertime jam “Muchacho.” They are now back with their third issue, as they share their self-appointed grooviest record to date. “Naughty Water” is a top-shelf number working around a fun-filled vocal hook and rollicking rhythm.

Artist: Volac
Title: Naughty Water
Label: Insomniac Records
Genre: Tech House
Release Date: July 30

French Alternative/Pop-Rock/Progressive/Metal duo KNTC unveiled new official music video “Duality”

A couple of days after unveilling its new single “Duality” on YouTube and the main legal platforms, Alternative/Pop-Rock/Progressive/Metal duo from Lyon France KNTC also shared the music video directly through Facebook Watch.

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Johnny commented on the track, “When I first heard Jenius’ beat for ‘Soon’ it took me to another world. It felt like I was floating in an ocean on another planet. I didn’t even wanna do too much to distract from the music. I love the simplicity of the song.”

Lo-Fi Master, Parker Longbough, Drops Surprise EP “246 Tapes Vol. 1”

Parker Longbough has always loved home recording. That spirit started over 15 years ago with the release of Commander Comatose, Longbough’s debut album that featured a handful of songs tracked on cassette tape. The 4 track tape machine has always represented independence, experimentation, and adventure for Longbough. Want to make that guitar solo weird? Flip the tape. Drum machines played on tiny pads with two fingers? Cool. 246 Tapes Vol.1 finds Longbough looking to harken back to releases like Ween’s The Pod, Beck’s One Foot in the Grave, and Guided By Voices’s Alien Laneswhile providing commentary on the absurdity and dissonance of life in 2020.

Red Moon unveils her flawless new single ‘Gut Feeling’

After making a name for herself with her otherworldly, defiant sound, Red Moon returns with her biggest moment yet. Weightless, ethereal vocals ride euphoric melodies that build flawlessly to make this cinematic offering something really special.

Keith Wallen Releases New Single “WILDFIRE” + Watch the Official Video

Keith Wallen released his new single “WILDFIRE” to all major platforms today. Keith will release his first full length album titled This World or The Next via eOne on August 13, 2021.

“Wildfire is about loving someone with every ounce of your soul even though you know they are not right for you. Even though your brain is telling you over and over that it’s not the healthiest situation, you ultimately resolve to accept that the heart wants what the heart wants” says Keith Wallen.

“Song We Made” OUT NOW

Even though it can be tough mentally sometimes, creating songs is still the most fulfilling thing for us to do with our lives. We wrote “Song We Made” about the celebration of having something that we enjoy working hard at.

New Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright is beginning again. The beguiling songwriter’s fifth studio album, Love Will Be Reborn (out next month), follows recent years of loneliness and clarity in search of optimism and joy. Like many records, Love Will Be Reborn was made during a global pandemic. But the process, both freeing and infuriating, offered Wainwright a new way of creating. She let go a little more, giving way for producer Pierre Marchand to play around with vocals, emphasizing the beauty in its inherent scratchiness and edge.


Known for his attention grabbing production, gripping visuals and melodic tone, Angelo Mota figured out how to combine his skills—and everything that comes along with being a self taught artist—all on his own.

Nelson Sobral Releases New Single “In The Middle Of The Night”

Soulful new single, “In The Middle Of The Night,” hits the sweet spot between classic soul and country music. Inspired by the early days of dating his now-wife, when everything feels brand new and like you’re the only two people that exist, Sobral’s verses sound like something you would hear walking into some honky tonk bar on a Saturday night.

Miami Dream Pop Wunderkind SLAVVY Releases “How You Livin”

Miami-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Slavvy (aka Rostislav Vaynshtok) has returned with his euphonious new single and video “How You Livin”. It’s the second installment from his forthcoming, thematic EP entitled “Romantic”, due out in the fall. The single builds on brooding nihilism seen in the previous single/video “Lavender”, which channeled Slavvy’s hedonistic alter-ego, delving into themes of infidelity.


As always, she comes through with the kind of raw lyrical fire that’s too hot to touch. Over a high-energy throwback beat, she delivers one raunchy and braggadocious bar after another with Juicy J joining her on the catchy hook.

Young Dolph & PRE Share PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATI Label Mixtape, Drop Key Glock’s “Mister Glock 2” Video

Young Dolph has an exquisite ear for talent, and he’s assembled young and hungry roster of rising rappers for his Paper Route EMPIRE label. Today, Dolph and the rest of PRE share PAPER ROUTE iLLUMINATi, the label’s first-ever compilation mixtape. The mixtape represents the culmination of a long and fruitful rise for Young Dolph–the mogul is ready to flex his A&R and CEO muscles, bringing a new crop of talent to the forefront. Armed with Dolph’s sage advice and artistic guidance, Paper Route iLLUMINATi features contributions from the label’s large and growing roster, with new songs by red hot riser Key Glock, Memphis street favorites like Big Moochie Grape and Kenny Muney, and new signees like Snupe Bandz and PaperRoute Woo. The 23-track tape leaves plenty of room for the newer signees to shine, providing solo showcases for artists like the New York-born Joddy Badass, and the fiery Big Uncc, and allows big shots like Dolph, Glock, and Moochie to show off on solo songs of their own.

For Skope: Marcus Santoro’s new progressive vocal gem “Oblivion” ft. Diana Miro (out now on Protocol)


JORDY Releases New Single + Video “Till It Hurts” 

“Till It Hurts” is a vibrant, poppy love song that features JORDY’s warm vocals, dynamic instrumentation, and honest, heartwarming lyrics about self acceptance and loving someone ’till it hurts’. The infectious single is accompanied by a coming of age-inspired music video that follows JORDY around a high school campus surrounded by the coolest dance crew, creating a colorful visual that is undeniably nostalgia-inducing.

Billie Eilish Releases Sophomore Album ‘Happier Than Ever.’ Reveals Official Music Video For Latest Single

Today, Billie Eilish released her highly anticipated sophomore studio album, ‘Happier Than Ever’ on Darkroom/Interscope Records. The 16-track full-length proves to be another welcomed triumph for popular music. A combination of non-fiction and fantasy, Eilish steps out into the limelight as one of the most treasured, talented and intricate songwriters of her generation. Weaving razor-sharp wit, everyday observations, secrets and escapades, all-the-while exploring what it is to be a complex human being, navigating the modern world. Listeners will be left enchanted and captivated by this new chapter, as she delivers her rawest, most confessionary work to date.


Maxo Kream returns with a new song and visual titled “Local Joker” via Big Persona/88 Classic/RCA Records. After a brief hiatus and period of reflection following the passing of his late brother, Maxo is back with something to prove. “Local Joker explains where I’m at in my life right now. I love Houston, I’m from Houston. My merch is Houston focused. My music has a strong Houston influence-everything is Houston, it’s local,” says Maxo. “You can catch me in any part of Houston with the local jokers – but at the same time I’m not a local joker because I’ve grown and expanded the territory that I touch. But home will always be home- and that’s Houston, Alief fasho”! “Local Joker” has a sentimental and nostalgic feel, coupled with stories of trauma and celebrating how far Maxo has come.


Dropping what might be his biggest collaboration yet, rising superstar and multi-platinum singer Jacquees serves up a brand new single entitled “Not Jus Anybody” featuring Future today.

THOMAS THUNDER Releases New Single “Crystal Illusion” feat. Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and Tony Franklin

The new single “Crystal Illusion” written by 14 year-old songwriter and drummer Thomas Thunder is an epic Progressive Metal anthem. Guest musicians include Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, ex Dream Theater) on keyboards, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, ex Guns n Roses) on guitar and Tony Franklin (The Firm, Jimmy Page) on bass. The single was Mixed/Mastered by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.

Spacette shares the colorful video for “Neptune” & announces new EP via MXDWN

Spacette’s Jordan Heimburger had this to say about the single/video:

“‘Neptune’ is a windows down kind of song about finding the joy in not fitting in. Not that it’s easy to be different, but like what other choice do you have? It’s a celebration of not letting the steamroller of normie energy we live around every day put out your light. Realizing the unique things about you aren’t flaws they’re what make you beautiful. We had a great time making this music and indulging a recent obsession with plants and a perennial affinity for layered imagery in the video.”

mxdwn PREMIERE: Spacette Announces New EP You Don’t Have To Rise To Shine and Share Video for Jazzy New Song “Neptune”

THE LAST SIREN Release ‘Crucify This’ Single

UK rock/metal band, THE LAST SIREN, have released their second single ‘Crucify This’, the track is taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Counter Faith’, out on 15th October via Criminal Records. THE LAST SIREN is the latest contender from the South Coast music scene.


Leading on from his phenomenal Sony Music Benelux/RCA Records debut “Rise” earlier this year, Lost Frequencies continues to stand at the forefront of the global electronic music scene, too. With 10 multi-platinum singles, over 13 million monthly listeners and billions of streams on Spotify alone, he now returns with the deep-diving “Where Are You Now”.

ALMA Shares New Single “Sips of Oxygen” via Under The Radar, Read Secret Meeting Feature, Debut LP ‘Mosaic’ Out 9/7

Capturing grief is an impossible task, but the airy soundscapes of “Sips of Oxygen” creates a space for that grief to exist. On July 30th, NYC-based indie dream pop trio ALMA share a song that is deeply personal, yet poignantly universal too. Vulnerable and poetic, “Sips of Oxygen” is about the moment before you lose someone, when the vibrancy of a life collapses into the act of breathing in and out. ALMA delivers a cinematic journey through their lyrics and sound design that relentlessly pulls you into each scene. First in the memory of a family fourth of July party (taken from real life) and then a hospital before the song’s final words ask, “how in the hell did it come down to sips of oxygen?”

The Post Romantics release eagerly anticipated debut EP ‘eden’

The ‘eden’ EP follows a concept surrounding our path to finding our own kind of happiness, and our desire to overcome our internal battles, temptations, emotional journeys and setbacks that often stop us from getting there. We wrote this in an attempt to address these battles, to find our own piece of paradise, our very own Garden of Eden.

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Jay Kinser Takes Aim With New Single “Clockwork” FT. M-Dot

Back at it is workhorse Jay Kinser of EXP The Expendables with a new energetic single Clockwork Feat. M-Dot. Produced by Silly Grinn, the New England pair keep it real with another day in the booth full of mic smoke. “We wanted something that would Melt faces. Since me and M-Dot both been grinding like crazy recently, I decided to call the song Clockwork” says Jay. Be on the lookout for Germain Ave dropping Aug 13th. Check out the single now on your preferred digital streaming provider.


Musical polyglot Poppy has just announced Flux, a new full length album slated for release September 24 via Sumerian Records. Flux marks yet another artistic leap for the ever-evolving musician, featuring a stream-lined songwriting approach that puts her indelible earworm melodies at the foreground of a kaleidoscopic mosaic of overdriven guitars. Flux was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Air, St. Vincent), who had Poppy and her band record live to tape, resulting in an organic feel that lends a decidedly personal touch to the new set of material. The announcement comes paired with the release of a music video for the album’s title track, self-directed by Poppy. “Flux” is set in a pastel dream world constructed by Australian visual/sculpture artist Pip & Pop in which Poppy is beset by a veritable cavalcade of bizarre characters.


“Still Breathing” is Arizona Zervas’ first musical offering since the release of “RIP,” “NIGHTRIDER,” and “24”. Zervas’ certified gold hit “FML” has surpassed over 200 million combined streams worldwide and followed hot on the heels of “ROXANNE.” The billion-streamed smash has been certified 4x platinum, reached Top 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100, hit #1 on rhythmic radio and received a remix featuring Swae Lee.

Latin Sensation Maria Becerra Releases New Music Video “Mi Debilidad”

Today, Argentina’s most streamed artist, Maria Becerra, releases her new single “Mi Debilidad.” In the chic music video, she shows a glamorous and vulnerable side to her artistry. “Mi Debilidad” follows Becerra’s last single “Cazame” with Argentine rapper Tiago PZK. This time she goes it alone for her new song. Becerra lets down her walls to let a loved one know that she cares deeply for them. In the reggaeton banger, she gives a heartfelt performance asking for them to come back into her life. Like her mood in the song, Argentina’s leading urban pop star shows her vulnerable side. A tear runs down her face as she’s singing. Becerra also shows her glamorous side, wearing a sparkling dress while covered in diamonds.

Elke Announces Debut LP Prod. by Zac Farro + Releases Single & Video “I Can Help”

Elke – the moniker of Nashville musician and model Kayla Graninger – has announced her debut album No Pain For Us Here, due out on September 24th via artist collective Congrats Records. No Pain for Us Here marks a colorful art-pop rebirth for the singer-songwriter who let go of her creative crutches after working in the studio with producer/multi-instrumentalist Zac Farro (Paramore, HALFNOISE). Farro’s most recent production credits include Becca Mancari’s critically acclaimed 2020 LP The Greatest Part.


Seattle born and raised and current LA native, recording artist Ryan Caraveo today releases his highly anticipated new album Northend Sweetheart. The new album comes out just after his surprise performance last night at Lollapalooza where he performed the classic “Complicated” alongside Steve Aoki. Ryan was originally featured on Steve Aoki’s reimagination of Avril Lavigne’s iconic hit, “Complicated”.

NNIC- Releases Captivating Debut Ep Today: ‘Slow Motion Fantasy’

Electronic neo-soul artist – Nnic – is pleased to present her debut EP: ‘Slow Motion Fantasy’; a collection of three, equally evocative and enigmatic alt/pop creations that explore all corners of the alt/pop universe.

Born out of a need for vibrant energetic escapism whilst living amongst the slow outdated attitudes of cushy suburbia, the Dublin artist joins forces with esteemed producer Yurn to deliver a remarkable debut offering.

New music from BiSH! ‘Kingdom’ anime theme tune ‘STACKiNG’

BiSH – the Japanese group known as “the punk band without musical instruments” – have released ‘STACKiNG’, the opening theme song to the second season of anime series ‘Kingdom’, which began broadcasting on July 18. The single is available digitally now, and will be followed by a new album on August 4.

DEE SNIDER Reveals Music Video for Charging New Track “Down But Never Out”

Legendary heavy metal vocalist and pop culture icon DEE SNIDER will release his triumphant fifth full-length album, Leave A Scar, this Friday, July 30, 2021 via Napalm Records! Produced by Jamey Jasta with co-production, mixing and mastering by drummer Nick Bellmore, Leave A Scar sees DEE SNIDER & Co. continuing in the invigorated, modern direction of his previous release, For The Love Of Metal, infusing a dose of classic heavy metal flavor that longtime fans will rush to embrace.


The track pays tribute to his best friend Zachary “Zuly” Holloway who was tragically killed by gun violence in May 2020. The emotive song describes his relationship with Zuly and his personal struggles with his loss. The Trigg directed music video was shot back in his hometown of Syracuse and highlights touching moments of their friendship.

CRADLE OF FILTH Start Pre-Order for New Album “Existence Is Futile” + Unveil First Single and Hellish Music Video for “Crawling King Chaos”

Belched from Hell’s depths into the rustic charms of the Witch County, Suffolk, thirty long and disturbing years ago, CRADLE OF FILTH are undisputed giants of the heavy metal realm. Imperious purveyors of a perennially unique strain of dark, dastardly and willfully extreme metal, with deep roots in the worlds of gothic horror and occult curiosity, the band led by Dani Filth has weathered three decades of tumult and trial, earning a formidable reputation as both a singular creative force and one of the most riotously entertaining live bands the metal world has ever produced.


“For us to be in a band this long, still enjoy it, and make what we believe is the best record NEEDTOBREATHE has ever made, it comes down to resiliency,” the band shared. “We’re still hungry. We’re ready to take the next step. We also don’t have passive fans. They are living their lives to these songs. They’re resilient. We’re pretty honored and proud to carry these songs into a world that’s hurting right now. Maybe we could be a picture of hope that inspires someone else to keep going.”

Daniel James – ‘Don’t Want To Lose That Girl’ – Single Released: 30th July

Ex-Yell! vocalist and actor Daniel James is back with another self-penned release today (30th July) entitled ‘Don’t Want To Lose That Girl’. The single, an uplifting summery track, celebrates good times and happiness and is the follow up to ‘Set Your Spirit Free’ a song about coming out of lockdown.

Powfu Teams Up with Jomie and Mila Moon on New Song “tinted green”

“tinted green” follows Powfu’s recent collab with DVBBS on the single “Losing Sleep” and is also his first new track following the June 2021 release of his EP drinking under the streetlights, which featured an array of different artists including Travis Barker. With over 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify, Powfu continues to evolve through each release, displaying his artistry through relatable lyricism and melodious versatility. His double Platinum hit song “death bed (coffee for your head) has accumulated over 2 billion streams to date. The infectious song solidified Powfu as an artist to watch, positioning him as one of the pioneers beginning the lo-fi genre to the mainstream.

Parisalexa shares ‘…Better Than Being in Love’, announces signing to PayDay Records (DJ Premier, OJ Da Juiceman)

Seattle’s Parisalexa today announces her signing to revitalized legendary Hip Hop label, Payday Records, debuting on the imprint with her latest single, ‘…Better Than Being In Love’.

‘…Better Than Being In Love’ is the Seattle R&B singer-songwriter’s first new material since the release of her 2020 debut full-length, 2 Real, which won acclaim from NPR Music, KEXP, DJ Booth, Bandcamp, HotNewHipHop, and more for its artfully genre-fluid celebration of Blackness, body image and self-worth.

Out today – The Stranglers x If Something’s Gonna Kill Me Track Chat

It’s one of Baz’s favourite tracks from the new album and there’s lots to uncover from its lyrics, with a wonderful sentiment at its core.


BLVD Boy’s title is a nod to Thompson’s youth, to the days he spent growing up and hanging out on Seattle’s Ambaum Blvd. The production’s electric energy and Thompson’s vivid bars evoke carefree days of skateboarding and house parties, and the all-around good vibes of his past and present. It’s all there on standout “Dead Prezis,” a G-Eazy-assisted, hyphy-inflected bop with soaring West Coast synths, lithe rhymes, and a hook that evokes the mellow lifestyle of a Blvd Boy. “All I ever wanted was a couple dead prezis in the pocket, and a couple of bad hoes going steady,” Thompson raps on the chorus. “And a lil’ neck pain, from the gold chain heavy.”

PARALLAX premieres music video for “Esoteric” via New Noise Magazine

Kansas-based modern metal band PARALLAX have partnered up with New Noise Magazine for the premiere of their official music video for the single “Esoteric.” Watch and listen now.

Video Premiere: Parallax – ‘Esoteric’

New LANTLOS album “Windhund” out today

German alternative metal project LANTLOS release their highly anticipated new full-length “Wildhund” (“Wild Dog”) today, July 30, 2021. Cover art, tracklist, and further details of the album can be viewed below.


As the first new music from the Detroit-bred artist (born Alex O’Neill) since his acclaimed 2019 EP we come alive., “Better With You” marks the start of a bold new chapter in his ever-evolving career as an artist, vocalist, and highly sought-after producer. To that end, the song unfolds with a raw honesty as he pleads for a lost love to return, delivering an achingly soulful vocal performance wrapped up in radiant melodies. At the same time, ayokay offsets the song’s melancholy mood with the brightly inventive sound design he’s previously brought to hits like his gold-certified debut single “Kings of Summer” feat. Quinn XCII (a 2016 release that’s amassed over 125 million streams on Spotify to date).


“for a night like this” arrives on the heels of two previously released singles, “i can’t dance” and “f*kn around,” each showcasing a completely different side of Darren as an artist. Describing this collection of songs as “character-driven singles,” Darren explores even more personas on Masquerade. Darren will perform songs from the EP live for the first time at Elsie Fest on August 29 in NYC as part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

Bailey Baum Releases Debut EP ‘Over It,’ Out via Next Wave / Ultra Records

The ‘Over It’ EP is a raw, emotional story packaged with ethereal soundscape, captivating melodies, and vivid lyricism. Written as a means to traverse her own transformative heartbreak, Bailey explores the confusing yet painfully familiar feelings of despair, sadness, frustration, and regret over the course of the 5 tracks. Eventually, Bailey emerges from the ashes of heartbreak — and gets “over it — through self-love, growth, and acceptance.

Wilder. Announce Debut EP BAD BAD LUCK Out August 27 On Rude Records

“After such a long time in anticipation, we are thrilled to finally release this EP,” shares the band. “It’s an accurate reflection of who we are today, and an ode to our journey up until now. From establishing our presence as artists over the past 10 years, to the pains of letting our old band go, as well as outgrowing certain relationships and leaving organized religion; This EP tells the story of it all. The page has finally turned, and it’s time to get wild!”

Liily Shares “Odds Are It’s Blue” via Flood, READ American Songwriter Feature, Single Out Now Via Flush Records

Almost two years later, and now all of 22 years old, the band returned with new music starting with “I Am Who I Think You Think I Am” on June 25th. Produced by Joe Chicarelli and mixed by Alan Moulder, a highly aggressive single, more strange and abrasive but also far more three dimensional than anything the band has done before. The new single, “Odds Are It’s Blue is about battling with the fear and indecision that comes with relinquishing all forms of control over one’s life and learning to be comfortable with letting things be and transpire the way they’re supposed to”, says Dylan Nash. ‘Odds Are It’s Blue’ continues the momentum and still contains the unbridled energy of early shows and singles but feels stripped of anything passive or unintentional.

Liily Relinquish All Forms of Control in “Odds Are It’s Blue” Video

American Authors show off folk side with acoustic edition of “Nice and Easy” featuring Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray

This summer, pop rock trio American Authors released the perfect summer anthem “Nice and Easy” with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray. Today, they share an all-new acoustic version with an arrangement reminiscent of their earlier music that brings clarity to their upbeat, always positive message. A stripped down version of the song gives listeners the opportunity to hear “Nice and Easy” at its deeper core. Lead vocalist Zac Barnett explains, “Even though ‘Nice And Easy’ plays into the ‘90s rock we grew up on, we wanted to make a version that showed off the band’s folk side. Stripping it down to banjo, guitar, and voice shows off the essence of American Authors.”

LAKES Release New Album ‘Start Again’

Vocalist/guitarist, Roberto Cappellina, shares, “This batch of songs has been a vehicle for healing for all six of us in some way, so there are a lot of different, but raw themes throughout the record. Even though we’re currently all isolated from each other, the one person you can’t escape is yourself. We’ve been to some dark places between us, but ultimately, ‘Start Again’ is about coming out the other side. This record is about facing that darkness, owning it and letting go of the past. It’s about being at peace with it and moving forward and saying that it’s actually OK to start again.”

Mia Morris Drops Hard-Hitting New Single “We Were Never Friends”

17-year-old rock sensation, Mia Morris, just dropped her hard-hitting new single, “We Were Never Friends.” With honest lyrics and earnest vocals, Mia Morris describes this track as, “the straightforward story of ending a relationship and realizing there wasn’t any real genuine friendship at the base of it.” It’s the perfect retaliation anthem for anyone who has experienced a similar situation. The grungy track exudes a nostalgic 90’s rock sound with elements of pop-punk. “We Were Never Friends” is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.


Continuing to electrify the culture, platinum-selling Phoenix native and Los Angeles-based artist Kiana Ledé unveils the music video for her buzzing single “Ur Best Friend” with Kehlani via The Heavy Group/Republic Records today. GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum R&B femme fatale Kehlani even directed the red-hot video herself, which features an appearance by Vic Mensa. You have to see it to believe it…

OUT NOW: SRY releases intense new single and video “Coffin”

With experience touring in metal and rock bands, SRY’s unique blend of dark soundscapes, knocking drums, wavy bass-lines, and soaring vocals stake his claim in the land between urban trap and modern rock. Since launching his project in 2018, SRY (also known as Lee Fenstamaker) has worked in the studio with Internet Money and MDDN, played SXSW TAKEOVER with Rae Sremmurd, and earned over 6 million streams across all platforms.


Rising pop-punk trio Meet Me @ The Altar have unveiled new single “Brighter Days (Are Before Us),” the latest track from the group’s upcoming major label debut EP Model Citizen. The single is heralded by an official music video, which is streaming now on the Fueled By Ramen official YouTube channel. “Brighter Days (Are Before Us)” is available now on all streaming platforms, with the Model Citizen EP arriving August 13th via Fueled By Ramen.

Neutral Snap Share New Single “I’m Crazy (But You) Like That”

“I’m Crazy (But You) Like That” is the lead single from Neutral Snap’s sophomore album, Tell Me How I Feel. Due out October 22 on Orange Music Records, Tell Me How I Feel follows the band’s 2020 debut Sorry, I Passed Out and comprises 11 high-energy songs dealing with topics such as romantic and familial relationships, mental health and adjusting to post-lockdown life.


Already amassing over 95 million streams, Ryan Hurd’s “Chasing After You” with Maren Morris is No. 22 and 23 and climbing on Mediabase/Country Aircheck and Billboard country airplay charts, respectively. Hurd and Morris performed their “smoldering new duet” (Rolling Stone) for the first time on national television on the “56th ACM Awards” on CBS.


A chill, lyrical hip-hop track about finding strength in the people you surround yourself with, recognizing the importance of community, and showing love to others, “All About You” is the second offering from the upcoming OKS EP, In The Garden.

Deftly navigating the inspiration of Mos Def’s thoughtful rhymes and Saukrates’ soulful melodies, the new single – which features production support from fellow Winnipeger paalsh – emphasizes a longing for connection and togetherness: “Don’t waste your time not loving your circle.”

SOUNDR speaks out against feeling like a burden in raw emo-pop single “Mania”

SOUNDR has been making a name for herself since 2017, becoming a feature artist for the world’s biggest electronic producers and amassing millions of streams. As a feature artist SOUNDR was just scratching the surface on her story.

SOUNDR Presents Her New Single “Mania”


Nashville-based folk power duo Adrian + Meredith are thrilled to share a new single, “DOA” from their forthcoming album Bad For Business, arriving August 20, 2021. A spirited anthem set to an infectious surfer-rock guitar hook, “DOA” channels the exuberant, “fly-off-the-handle” sensibilities of being young and carefree in the dog days of summer. Preceding the release of the couple’s sophomore LP effort, the bold singalong makes a strong case for living on the edge, blissfully unaware of consequences.

Sonny & the Sunsets’ ‘New Day with New Possibilities’ out today; “Palmreader” video out now via Glide Magazine

There is a direct line of DNA running from the Sonny & the Sunsets album New Day with New Possibilities to their cult release Longtime Companion, the laid back country record which marked the beginning of the Sunsets as an explorative project and not just locked into one sound. It’s an album that sounds like it’s part of a genre that should have happened: sixties teen country music that merged with sixties pop. It’s out today on Rocks In Your Head Records, Sonny’s own imprint that released the acclaimed Fake Fruit self-titled release earlier this year.

New Clip for RESPECT – In Theaters Everywhere August 13

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

DIRECTOR: Liesl Tommy
SCREENPLAY BY: Tracey Scott Wilson
STORY BY: Callie Khouri and Tracey Scott Wilson
PRODUCERS: Harvey Mason Jr., Scott Bernstein, p.g.a., Jonathan Glickman, Stacey Sher
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jennifer Hudson, Liesl Tommy, Sue Baden-Powell, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth
CAST: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan and Mary J. Blige

DOT ALLISON – New album ‘Heart-shaped Scars’ – out now via SA Recordings

Dot Allison will always be identified with the band that initially launched her, One Dove, whose Andy Weatherall-produced album Morning Dove White became a downbeat electronic landmark, but her own albums and collaborations amount to a much more significant body of work, with a commanding range across genres and narrative ambition. “The records that I have made were more like a window into my world,” she says. None more so than her first album in 12 years, out today — Heart-Shaped Scars. Tranquil in sound and passionate in spirit it’s Allison’s most personal record yet. Framed by a backdrop of exquisitely sparse and intoxicating dream-folk and Allison’s vocal at its most ethereal, the album is, she reveals about “Love, loss and a universal longing for union that seems to go with the human condition.”

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Skope video submission: Pure Powers, “Take You There” f. Sneakk RBE

Northern California-born, Hawaii-bred vocalist Pure Powers presents the Evan Croker-directed music video for his new Chef Boyz-produced single “Take You There”, featuring Sneakk RBE. Powers has collaborated with Del the Funky Homosapien, Opio of Souls of Mischief, Ellay Khule, Cookbook of LA Symphony, Vocab Slick and many more underground West Coast emcees over his three full-lengths One Dream, My Album and A Pure EP.

GREEN LUNG premiere second single from forthcoming album, ‘Black Harvest’

GREEN LUNG have today premiered the second single to be taken from their forthcoming new album, Black Harvest. Reaper’s Scythe is premiering now via The Obelisk, and will be available on all streaming platforms from this Friday, July 30. Black Harvest will be released this autumn via Svart Records, and the first single, Leaders of the Blind, is streaming everywhere now. Black Harvest will be available on heavy weight vinyl, CD and digital formats, and is available to pre-order here ahead of its release on October 22.

Review & Track Premiere: Green Lung, Black Harvest


South-coast 3 piece indie-punks GLOO have announced new single ‘Swimming In Your Sea’ which is taken from the bands high anticipated new album ‘HOW NOT TO BE HAPPY’ out August 27th via Hassle Records.

New Video! frenchi armelle “Who I am”

Newly signed Thump Records artist, frenchi armelle, has released the first single from her debut album, Foreign Rollercoaster. The song, and frenchi, have gotten an incredible response to what has been dubbed Bedroom Pop, even drawing comparisons to recording legends like Adele and Amy Winehouse.

Chrystian Lehr Shares Addictive New Single “Twerk Song”

US R&B singer Chrystian Lehr has debuted his brand-new single, “Twerk Song”, and accompanying visuals directed by LadyOfWhatever. Having already built up a fanbase of 300,000 social media followers and accumulated millions of streams, this latest release from the independent artist looks set to be another hit to add to his growing collection on the heels of his highly praised mashup of Brandy’s “Borderline” and Jazmine Sullivan’s “Pick Up Your Feelings”. “Twerk Song” is taken from Chrystian’s forthcoming project Offline III, the latest instalment in his EP series, which has produced popular hits such as “Hoe Phase”, “I’ll Wait” and “Pardon Me”.

Caroline Romano Releases New Single “The Hypothetical”

Today, alt-pop artist Caroline Romano releases her new single, “The Hypothetical.” Opening with soaring, distorted guitars and energetic percussion, “The Hypothetical” swells into a head-banging, pop-punk number as Caroline’s angsty vocals growl tongue-in-cheek lines like, “Dress you up / You’re my Ken Doll / Because Barbie always makes the call.”

Premiere: Caroline Romano — The Hypothetical

Dori Freeman Releases “The Storm” / New Album ‘Ten Thousand Roses’ Out Sep. 10

Blue Ridge Mountains-based singer-songwriter Dori Freeman has announced her return with a dazzling new LP, Ten Thousand Roses. The “grunge-country” opus, produced by her husband Nicholas Falk, is set to be released via her own boutique label, Blue Hens Music, on September 10. With her fourth studio album, Freeman has created a Southern masterpiece—a ten-song collection that engages with the tenants of Americana, but infuses them with inventive lyrical ideas and bold melodic experiments. Throughout the album, she challenges traditional Appalachian stereotypes, instead thoughtfully engaging with the prevalence of such ideas and how they can fit into a multifaceted modernity. Ten Thousand Roses is modern roots music in the truest sense of the genre.


The track follows the release of his recent collaboration with Diane Warren & Carlos Santana on the track “She’s Fire,” which is featured on Warren’s upcoming debut album, The Cave Sessions Vol. 1. G can next be seen on the music festival circuit, including performances at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN as well as the Breakaway Music Festival in Concord, NC.

Sycco’s psych-infused pop dream out now via Future Classic

Powered by shimmering, hooky choruses and impressive psych-pop production – the now-signature Sycco style – the EP’s textures sound like what a lava lamp looks like: glowing, fluid, sometimes joyfully surprising in the direction it moves. Throughout the seven tracks, love is a constant but it’s not all heart-eyes and hopeful prospects. “A lot of the EP is about my angry feelings that I bottle up. I write about what I’m going through in my day to day and about love … and being scared of love.” This contrast between exultation and melancholia throughout the EP might just capture the core of Sycco: glimmering choruses that will refuse to leave your frontal lobe, and the secret, scared confessions scrawled between beats.


Rising UK alt metallers Profiler have just dropped a new video for ‘Revert’, the band’s second single following their signing to SharpTone Records earlier this year.

In their own words “‘Revert’ is a clarion call to all those that long to unplug from the daily barrage of technology and consumerism, and reconnect with themselves and the Earth beneath them: “This modern way of life has got me wired, so ask yourself… Why?””


Rising Country-Latin duo, Kat & Alex release their latest song, “Most Nights,” via Sony Music Nashville. With the duo’s incredible vocals at the forefront, the heartfelt, power ballad reflects on the feeling of finally finding that one person that changes your world. “Most Nights” was written by Garrett Nichols, Zach Beeken, Colton Pack, Lindsay Rimes (Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Chase Rice) and John Pierce (Zac Brown Band, Chris Young, Trace Adkins) and produced by Brad Hill (Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne).


Los Angeles based Edge Of Paradise have announced the upcoming release of their new studio album, “The Unknown” on September 17, 2021. Today, the band has released a new single and video from the album, the title track, ‘The Unknown’. Watch the video HERE:


Continuing to electrify the culture, platinum-selling Phoenix native and Los Angeles-based artist Kiana Ledé unveils the music video for her buzzing single “Ur Best Friend” with Kehlani via The Heavy Group/Republic Records today. GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum R&B femme fatale Kehlani even directed the red-hot video herself, which features an appearance by Vic Mensa. You have to see it to believe it…

Malaki – Dublin rapper with new smooth track + vibrant video – ‘Head Highs’ out now

‘Head Highs’ is the the follow-up to Malaki’s powerful offering ‘The Riddler’. The new track sees Malaki take a more mellow approach as he details the sensual moments that come from love and intimacy. His smooth delivery meanders between spoken word and rap over a hazy hip-hop beat provided by Cork producer Jar Jar jr, resulting in a sophisticated cut that oozes seduction.

New > TOKiMONSTA ft. Channel Tres ‘Naked’ > Out Today, listen here

Producer, artist, and labelhead TOKiMONSTA has returned with a new single “Naked” feat. Channel Tres, out now via TOKiMONSTA’s own Young Art Records. On “Naked,” TOKiMONSTA delivers textured, rich production where she artfully combines sounds and feelings from a range of genres creating an entrancing groove. With the dynamic adaptability TOKiMONSTA possesses, she continues to bring out the best in her collaborators. This time, the producer/DJ/labelhead has recruited Compton tastemaker Channel Tres. On the new offering, Channel Tres brings a unique aura, strutting atop TOKIMONSTA’s production with growling vocals and an unbothered attitude. The release is accompanied by a new video that hosts an amalgamation of collaged imagery placed over a kaleidoscopic backdrop, adding to the colorful, mind, and mood-altering single.

Out Now: Kid Bookie teams up with Billy Martin (Good Charlotte) on new single // announces debut album ‘Cheaper Than Therapy’ due Nov 24th

Today, July 30th, London based artist Kid Bookie announces his debut album ‘Cheaper Than Therapy’, due November 2021. This news comes with the release of his new single ‘In The Dark’, which features a dark and twisted video directed by Bookie himself.

Synthwave Extraordinaire Michael Oakley shares ‘Is There Anybody Out There’!

UK-born synthwave producer Michael Oakley has recently released his latest album Odyssey on the 14th of May via NewRetroWave Records. Featured on the album, listeners will find the exemplary song, ‘Is There Anybody Out There’ edited by Jon Campbell, as well as well-known featured artists Ollie Wride and Dana Jean Phoenix. Odyssey has already reached #8 in the Worldwide Album Charts on Bandcamp while peaking at #4 on the Electronic Album Chart, contributing to Michael Oakley’s impressive play count of just under 8 million across platforms. The producer has earned significant support from NewRetroWave with features on their Youtube channel as well as their official webzine. Michael Oakley’s music has appeared in numerous games, including Wave Break: High Tide and Retro Drive.


Today, acclaimed folk-pop singer/songwriter Brett Dennen releases his new album See the World available everywhere now via Mick Music. The album features 10 songs including new single “Paul Newman Daytona Rolex” and the title track, which is currently in the Top 10 at AAA and growing. It is Dennen’s fifth song to do so.


Producer, artist, and labelhead TOKiMONSTA has returned with a new single “Naked” feat. Channel Tres, out now via TOKiMONSTA’s own Young Art Records. On “Naked,” TOKiMONSTA delivers textured, rich production where she artfully combines sounds and feelings from a range of genres creating an entrancing groove. With the dynamic adaptability TOKiMONSTA possesses, she continues to bring out the best in her collaborators. This time, the producer/DJ/labelhead has recruited Compton tastemaker Channel Tres. On the new offering, Channel Tres brings a unique aura, strutting atop TOKIMONSTA’s production with growling vocals and an unbothered attitude. The release is accompanied by a new video that hosts an amalgamation of collaged imagery placed over a kaleidoscopic backdrop, adding to the colorful, mind, and mood-altering single. The single will be promoted via Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and showcased on their billboard in Times Square.

Offset Jim Runs Plays with Kenny Beats in “Face Card” Video

Offset Jim is respected in Oakland and beyond for his deadpan demeanor that belies his slangy, flex-heavy lyrics. Connecting with versatile producer Kenny Beats for a low-key Bay Area banger, Jim shares “Face Card,” his new video single. Marked by Kenny’s ominous pianos, stuttering 808s, and subterranean bass, “Face Card” finds Jim bolstering his hustler credentials, spinning low-key yarns about smuggling illicit goods across state lines and using the proceeds to treat his girl to a nice dinner. Directed by StackingMemories, the video depicts Offset Jim and Kenny Beats in workman’s jumpsuits, as they pull up in a Brinks truck and count “all these goddamn hunnids.”


Today, Bay Area bred, Los Angeles based pop/R&B hybrid, singer/songwriter Marc E. Bassy releases his latest track “Tell Me Lies” off of his highly anticipated album coming this fall. The track is available now to stream and purchase via Bassy’s own independent label NEW GOLD MEDAL.

Elias drops impassioned new single ‘Hold It Out’

A heart-on-sleeve ballad punctuated by glorious piano stabs, ‘Hold It Out’ sees Elias channel raw emotion into something poignant and sincere. The result of the Stockholm-born singer “striving after rawness”, the track represents a shift in sonic direction for Elias, who leaves behind the ‘big sound’ that has characterised his career to date in favour of one that’s indebted to classic soul. It was co-written with Caroline Ailin and regular collaborator GRADES, who have previously worked with the likes of NAO, Snakehips, H.E.R, Khalid, Dua Lipa, Tove Lo and Sigrid.


Detailing vivid accounts of street politics and experiences in his lyrics, Potter began his musical journey in 2013 when he released his debut mixtape ‘Training Day’. Soon after, he gained traction with a series of freestyles, which have accumulated over 25m+ views to date. Potter continued to show his versatility and consistency and in 2016 he unveiled ‘Training Day 2’, which was soon followed by features with the likes of Giggs, Stormzy and Young Adz. Following a short hiatus, Potter returned in 2020 with ‘Training Day 3’ -the final installment to his trilogy. The mixtape charted at #3 in the UK chart, his highest charting position and to date has accumulated over 68 million combined streams.

Out Now: Hayley Williams approved ELKE shares new single ‘I Can Help’ // announces debut album ‘No Pain For Us Here’ due Sep 24th

Part avant-garde art instalment, part beatnik pop-opera, ELKE (real name Kayla Graninger) breezily channels New York’s underground rock scene in the mid-sixties, with flavours of Nico, Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen. It’s also unabashedly modern and innovative in its execution, deftly produced by Kayla’s partner, fellow musician and collaborator, Zac Farro (Halfnoise/Paramore)

Martha Wainwright shares new track “Hole In My Heart”; new album ‘Love Will Be Reborn’ out 8/20

A song of hope, Martha explains how the song came to be, “‘Hole In My Heart’ flew out of me when I was sitting in a sunny room trying to contend with this incredible feeling of joy and gladness. After feeling scared and lonely and unsure of everything, someone came along and changed my life. ‘We all live alone… but do you want to live alone together?’. It’s about making a commitment to living as two, together, against the odds.”

Skirts’ debut album, Great Big Wild Oak, is out now on Double Double Whammy!

The debut full-length album from songwriter Alex Montenegro, better known by “Skirts,” is a convergence of Southwestern folk rock and contemporary percussion, adorned with Texas imagery and piercing guitar licks. Entitled Great Big Wild Oak, the record spans ten intimate tracks that paint sonic portraits of Montenegro’s memories through impressive arrangements and warmhearted vocals.


Venezuelan artist Danny Ocean just dropped a new song + video for “Apartamento”. The reggaetón inspired track is about a girl he sees from afar. Without knowing who she is, or ever talking to her he day dreams about dancing with her.” Mami es que te tengo medida, Desde hace rato yo te tengo medida, Sé que siempre bailas todos los días, Y me encantaría que algún día bailes las mías”. The release of “Apartamento” comes along with a video. Directed by Alpernia & Nehomar, the video stars Danny Ocean in an apartment, surrounded by colorfully dressed neighbors and scenes that highlight the girl who the song is dedicated to.

Carol Ades “Crying During Sex” out today

Globally successful singer-songwriter Carol Ades has announced today’s premiere of her powerfully intimate new single. “Crying During Sex” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.

“Crying During Sex” marks the latest and most striking release thus far from Carol Ades (pronounced ahh-dis), formerly known best as acclaimed singer and songwriter Caroline Pennell. The provocative, deeply personal pop track heralds Ades’ much anticipated debut EP, arriving everywhere this fall, and will be joined by a Zachary Bailey directed visual later next week.


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Polo announce debut album ‘A Place Between States’

‘HOLOGRAM’ is a dark pulsating R&B-tinged pop track about letting go for the greater good. Singer Kat McHugh’s vocals weave between lush, hushed tones and a mellow but biting rap flow brought together with a soaring chorus. The brittle piano and throbbing bass from Luke Lount matched to warped guitar and down-tempo drum beats from Daniel Edgell all result in a track that wouldn’t be out of place on a Drake record, yet captures the punchy energy of 070 Shake paired with the moody air of Billie Eilish.


The blazing rhythmic dance track – underpinned by percussive drums and a hypnotic horn section – is the first taste of her forthcoming debut album “19 & Dangerous”, which is out next Friday 6 August via Mavin Records/Platoon.


‘Watch Over Me’ introduces us to the 21-year-old Lissie, a good six years before she broke through with her landmark debut album ‘Catching A Tiger’. Deploying nothing more than her already soulful vocal adorned with a single guitar, the song is a snapshot of where her life was at. In just two minutes, Lissie documents a time of new beginnings, with hope for the future and the hedonism of young adulthood. It’s a simple, hymnal ask for guidance at a time of immense change.


US bedroom pop artist girlhouse releases new single ‘happy now’ today

Speaking about the new song, she said, “‘happy now’ started as an angry poem towards someone in my life that was really emotionally challenging to me, but as we started producing it and I started looking at the lyrics from a different perspective, I realized I was projecting everything I hated about myself towards this other person. ‘happy now’ is my heart, gladiator screaming “are you not entertained?!” to my body after doing all the things and following all the people that should, in theory, make me happy but in the end left me feeling empty.”

Introducing Chelsea Carmichael, Shabaka Hutchings new label first signing – ‘Myriad’ out now

Today marks the launch of new independent label Native Rebel Recordings from multi-reed player and cultural instigator Shabaka Hutchings, the musician and composer behind Sons of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming and Shabaka and the Ancestors. Shabaka launches the label with longtime music industry publisher Matt Smith of Metropolis Songs.

Tutara Peak collaborates with Lou Rhodes on new single ‘Ember’

British experimental electronic artist Tutara Peak has joined forces with Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter Lou Rhodes on new single ‘Ember’, out 30th July.

HUGEL drops infectious new single ‘Back To Life’

Globally-renowned DJ and producer HUGEL has unveiled his new single ‘Back To Life’, out 30th July.

Characterised by a deep, brooding bassline and seductive vocals, ‘Back To Life’ is an undeniable house heater with serious crossover appeal. It follows ‘Finally’, the French artist’s hit collab with Yves that has already amassed more than 800,000 Spotify streams.

MØ shares new single ‘Kindness’

New release ‘Kindness’ marks the second piece of new music from MØ this year. The track was co-written with MØ alongside Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Vampire Weekend, Adele), Jam City (Olivia Rodrigo, troye Sivan) and Yangze – the result is a fizzing and energetic love letter to MØ’s fans, thanking them for all the support they have showed her over years.

New Yorker Des Rocs announces debut album ‘A Real Good Person In A Real Bad Place’ with official video for new single ‘MMC’ – out now on 300 Entertainment (Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug)

“‘MMC’ is about people who are obsessed with being anything but themselves,” explains Des Rocs. “It’s a roller coaster of a record that was written all at once in this kinda chaotic catharsis. My first album is a journey and this first song really represents the odyssey I’m gonna take you on this fall.”

Martha Wainwright releases video for new track ‘Hole In My Heart’…

Following the release of the title track from her forthcoming album and the franglish single ‘Falaise De Malaise’, Martha Wainwright today releases the uplifting ‘Hole In My Heart’. Love Will Be Reborn, Martha’s first new album in five years, will be released August 20th on Pheromone Records/Cooking Vinyl.

LEISURE reveal short film for recent singles ‘Take You Higher’ and ‘Mesmerised’

Acclaimed New Zealand five-piece LEISURE & director Jason Bock have released a short film soundtracked by the group’s recent singles, ‘Take You Higher’ and ‘Mesmerised’.

The stunning visuals tell the tale of a daydreaming protagonist who is suddenly awakened from his slumber whilst being transported to a succession of gorgeous landscapes – each more breathtaking than the next.

Blxst & Bino Rideaux share music video for ‘Pop Out’

Following the release of their acclaimed summer mixtape, Sixtape 2, rising LA hip-hop artists Blxst and Bino Rideaux drop the music video for their single “Pop Out.” Set in the streets of Los Angeles, the fast-paced visual shows the two South Central artists as they drive through the city, culminating in a late-night party.

Elias reveals impassioned new single ‘Hold It Out’

Swedish artist Elias has unveiled his new single ‘Hold It Out’, out now on his imprint Haale Records through the AntiFragile Music label.

A heart-on-sleeve ballad punctuated by glorious piano stabs, ‘Hold It Out’ sees Elias channel raw emotion into something poignant and sincere. The result of the Stockholm-born singer “striving after rawness”, the track represents a shift in sonic direction for Elias, who leaves behind the ‘big sound’ that has characterised his career to date in favour of one that’s indebted to classic soul. It was co-written with Caroline Ailin and regular collaborator GRADES, who have previously worked with the likes of NAO, Snakehips, H.E.R, Khalid, Dua Lipa, Tove Lo and Sigrid.

Astræa announces brand new EP ‘Looking Up’

Boasting simply a piano, delicately layered strings and a lone vocal, ‘Scars’ is a devastatingly emotional track that details a personal journey; a tale told over many years that sees pain and anguish blossom into empowering strength. The stripped-back ballad shows Astræa at her most vulnerable, blending the uplifting pop sensibilities of Gabrielle Aplin with the vivid and candid lyrical story-telling of Phoebe Bridgers as she proudly wears her wounds for all to see.

NAVOS and HARLEE link up on new single ‘You & I’

Hotly-tipped Liverpool producer NAVOS has joined forces with emerging vocalist HARLEE on their new single ‘You & I’.

Characterised by uplifting piano chords, HARLEEs rousing vocals and a high-energy bassline, ‘You & I’ is a dance jam brimming with crossover appeal. It follows NAVOS’ silver-certified ‘Believe Me’, a track that has now surpassed 55 million global Spotify streams after becoming a viral sensation on TikTok. A permanent fixture on the UK Top 40 for over 20 weeks, the track also received airplay from BBC Radio 1, Capital FM and Kiss FM.

Futuristic Acapella // New Debut Single

Celebrating the originality and impact of this classic electronic track, the futuristic acapella single emits clean beatboxing, brassy bass humming, euphoric vocal melodies, harmonies and charming breakdowns that come totally unexpected. Lead vocalist Barbara Pursey shares, “The single is not so much a protest narrative but a recognition of self and others and how we can come together through working together to see and appreciate our differences and similarities with a big dance at the end… HOPE.”

Natalie McCool releases her new album ‘Memory Girl’ today alongside new track ‘Old Movies’

Following on from a string of high-profile offerings this last year, which saw the tracks ‘Closure’ and ‘Devils’ land radio plays on BBC Radio 1, 6Music, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, as well as ‘A Sun Going Down’ continuing her upward ascent with ‘Track Of The Week’ on BBC Introducing Merseyside, and ‘Heaven’ and ‘Take Me To Your Leader’ picking up tastemaker support from the likes of Wonderland, CLASH, Record of the Day, Under The Radar, The Most Radicalist, When The Horn Blows and many more, fast-rising singer and songwriter Natalie McCool has now released her highly-anticipated new album ‘Memory Girl’ alongside the new single ‘Old Movies’.

Non-binary LA disruptor CREATRX shares anthem “Sunday”

Speaking on the track’s inclusive message, creatrx shares: “We sex positive, baby! I was born on a Sunday, which many religions regard as a holy day. I wanted to play with the idea of what’s holy. I view sexuality and sex as holy, a place for the divine to shine through. Across the globe, patriarchy deems women who are comfortable with their sexuality as ‘wicked’ or ‘impure’. So, instead of it being weaponized against me, I claim it. Putting the HO in HOly – I’m here for that.”

Re.You & Aikon link up on new single ‘Rain’

German artist Re.You and Ukrainian DJ and producer Aikon have joined forces on new single ‘Rain’, out 30th July on Disco Halal.

A haunting, hypnotic electronic oddity, ‘Rain’ combines wandering synths with sombre breakdowns and delicate vocals. It marks Re.You ’s debut on Disco Halal, while Aikon dropped track ‘Fusion’ last January as part of the label’s ‘Singles Club’ run of releases. Re.You also recently remixed the Aikon single ‘Coming Back’.

Japanese rock band BACK-ON unite with RIZE frontman JESSE for new digital single and video, out July 30!

Currently celebrating their 15th anniversary year, Japanese rock band BACK-ON release their latest single ‘Kill the Beat feat. JESSE’ on July 30, along with a music video. The song is a collaboration with JESSE, frontman of revered rock bands RIZE and The BONEZ. It was JESSE who originally gave BACK-ON their name back when they began – BACK-ON being Japanese wordplay that means “explosive sound”.


Musical polyglot Poppy has just announced Flux, a new full length album slated for release September 24 via Sumerian Records. Flux marks yet another artistic leap for the ever-evolving musician, featuring a stream-lined songwriting approach that puts her indelible earworm melodies at the foreground of a kaleidoscopic mosaic of overdriven guitars. Flux was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Air, St. Vincent), who had Poppy and her band record live to tape, resulting in an organic feel that lends a decidedly personal touch to the new set of material. The announcement comes paired with the release of a music video for the album’s title track, self-directed by Poppy. “Flux” is set in a pastel dream world constructed by Australian visual/sculpture artist Pip & Pop in which Poppy is beset by a veritable cavalcade of bizarre characters.

Slacker pop maestro LAURAN HIBBERD shares ‘Goober’ EP

Fast becoming a key figure within the emerging indie elite, slacker-pop sensation Lauran Hibberd shares her satire-fuelled, anthem-stacked ‘Goober’ EP, out today (July 30th).

“‘Goober’ has been a long time in the making”, explains the enigmatic figure. “It’s survived a global pandemic and many mood swings from me. These tracks all summarise what I’ve been thinking over the last twelve months. I hope for your sake, you can’t relate haha!”

Hey Violet Premiere New Video For “Party Girl” Single, TODAY!

The band, founded by sisters Rena & Nia Lovelis and friend Casey Moreta has gone through many iterations, but always come back to this base. From sharing the stage with peers 5SOS to two Teen Choice Awards, an IHeart Radio Music Award, a Radio Disney Music Award to stints with Hi or Hey Records, Capitol and now this, their new-found and exciting independence, Hey Violet have made and will continue to make a lasting impact. Hey Violet’s first EP “Problems”, hit this spring and featured 3 new tracks that were a perfect first taste of the direction that the trio are moving into, perfect pop that boast the same sensibilities fans love with a decidedly edgier vibe.

ECMA Award-Winning Laura Roy drops her beautiful new EP ‘Tides’

“Bolstered by a warm and reflective texture layer over groovy soft drums, Roy delivers a quintessential alternative R&B that takes the listener back and fills them up with heart-melting memories. From the sultry melodic runs, sublime harmonies, and inviting backdrop, the record captures all her experiences in the various places she has lived.” – Earmilk

London R&B Experimenter, Shir Sol Evans Brings Together Influence of Frank Ocean and NAO on New Single ‘Mayla’s Perspective: A Prologue’

Brazil native now London based artist Shir Sol Evans is back with his new single ‘Mayla’s Perspective: A Prologue’, an intriguing, nuanced track ahead of his upcoming double album. Building a unique cinematic R&B Pop sound, Evans’ music brings together elements of EDM, Hip-Hop, Pop and R&B with his signature honest, introspective lyricism and retro-chic production to create deeply personal and multifaceted music.

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Kitner “Beth Israel” Single

Sometimes the smallest moments can be the jumping point for bigger things to come. For example, the beginning of Kitner starts over sharing beers with a co-worker while gushing about The Get Up Kids. Six years later, the Boston based emo-punk band is gearing up to release their debut full length, Shake the Spins. Ironically or maybe even intentionally, Shake the Spins, sounds just like the type of album that would serve as the soundtrack for a couple of friends drinking while bonding over music. “Beth Israel” is the lead single from the album and the band put together a Replacements inspired lyric video for it that is currently streaming at The Alternative. Kitner will release Shake the Spins on Relief Map Records on October 1st, 2021. Vinyl preorders for Shake the Spins are available now from Relief Map Records.

Video Premiere: Kitner – “Beth Israel”

“Wink World” Creator Chris Wink Debuts Original Music Video For “Loving Tone” By Singer-Songwriter Lucy Weld

Experience Designer Chris Wink introduces an original music video for the song “Loving Tone” by up-and-coming singer-songwriter Lucy Weld. The vibrantly colorful video was filmed inside “Wink World: Portals Into the Infinite,” which Wink describes as “a hybrid between a psychedelic art house and a carnival fun house” located inside Las Vegas’ new immersive art and entertainment district, AREA15.

OSS (feat. Alex Paterson of THE ORB) releasing “Enter the Kettle” in October

Enter The Kettle is the second album on Orbscure/Cooking Vinyl, the new label from The Orb’s Alex Paterson. It’s primarily a duo LP with him and old friend Fil Le Gonidec, who together are OSS.

OSS have played at Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, supported Kraftwerk and played chess with Robbie Williams, who also stole their speed.


In anticipation of the release of his highly anticipated All In EP (coming tomorrow, July 30th, via Boy Better Know), Skepta today reveals the first single from the project. Featuring production from JAE5, “Nirvana” is set to be one of Skepta’s biggest global tracks to date. It sees Skepta teaming up with Colombian superstar J Balvin, whose feature crowns a Latin American influenced anthem inspired by the time Skepta spent in the region.

RUIN: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Slow Degradation” As Spread Plague Death LP

Decibel Magazine is hosting the exclusive premiere of “Slow Degradation,” the new single from Phelan, California-based death metal collective, RUIN. The track has been issued ahead of the band’s new Spread Plague Death LP, set for August release through Nameless Grave Records.

Track Premiere: Ruin – “Slow Degradation”

Artist: Careful, Brother – Album: A Thousand Weeks

This dynamic indie-folk trio is a by-product of lockdown and has been featured in Brooklyn Vegan, Music Bugle, and more. Including members of Get Married, The Moore Family Band, and Rove., they have garnered a dedicated local following across multiple genres and are ready to dive into their latest project head-first.

Viserion release “Vaporized”

New York black metal band VISERION have released their single “Vaporized” via Metal-Rules. The song is taken from “Natural Selection” which will be released on August 13th.

The band commented “Vaporized” details the horrific aftermath witnessed by a survivor of an atomic explosion. The instrumentation represents the apocalyptic destruction and darkness that follows the blast.”

Viserion “Vaporized” premiere

FLOOD on 25 Years of Vagrant Records with Chris Carrabba & Matt Pryor

When it comes to punk, emo, and hardcore, Vagrant Records is one of the most important record labels in existence, having put out dozens of seminal albums within those genres. In celebration of the label’s 25th anniversary, they recently launched the Vagrant Records: 25 Years on the Streets podcast, which sees host Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids having in-depth conversations about the culture with Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Mark Hoppus (Blink-182), Trever Keith (Face to Face), as well as members of Thrice, The Hold Steady, and Manchester Orchestra, to form a holistic picture of the label from fans, friends, and peers.

Jordi Up Late Shares “IDRK” + Music Video

On the track, Jordi says: “More than anything ‘IDRK’ is about being honest with myself. I’ve been in lust and I’ve maybe loved people from afar but I’ve never fallen in love, told them, and meant it. I’m coming to terms with the fact that sex, for me, can create the illusion of intimacy where lust and love become tangled and confused. In truth ‘I don’t really know’ what it is to fall deeply for someone on a mental and physical level. I’ve only experienced one or the other. Writing this song meant coming to terms with that and singing it keeps me self aware, reminding me what it is I’m ready and looking for”

Jordi Up Late Admits She’s Never Been In Love But Is ‘Ready For That Feeling’ In New ‘IDRK’ Video

Lila Iké Delivers Call-To-Action Message To Protect Our Children in Brand New Single “Batty Rider Shorts”- Listen Now!

Lila Iké continues to turn heads as one of the most promising stars. The fast-rising songbird hailing from Jamaica unleashes her first single “Batty Rider Shorts” since the release of her 2020 debut EP The Experience. The powerful song (produced by Ziah .Push) carries an important message of responsibility to protect and nurture our youth.

Just Tommy – New Video “Happy”

After releasing his stunning version of Pharrell Williams single for “Happy”, Just Tommy has followed it up with an incredibly fun and unique video worthy of this infectious groove that is out now. The singer-songwriter from Tempe, AZ., has an innate ability to inspire and motivate through action and his video for “Happy” is no exception.

Vents Magazine Premiere’s Matt Jaffe’s New Single Release “Save Your Sorrow”

Jaffe explained to Vents Magazine the meaning behind his latest single, “Save Your Sorrow”, in which we can all relate to in one way or another. “Sometimes songwriting feels like hacking at a piece of stone forever until a worthwhile song emerges properly sculpted, but “Save Your Sorrow” is a song that arrived as if premade, collected from the air. The lyrics and the title line serve as a mantra for me. What is actionable? And what expression of mourning is productive? It’s a song about regretting regret. As much about the response to sadness as it is about the sadness itself. Despite the somber feeling, it’s actually a call to arms.”

PREMIERE: Matt Jaffe Releases New Single “Save Your Sorrow”

Pinkish Blu release new EP ‘people just do good things sometimes’, touring in October

Adelaide’s Pinkish Blu release their new EP ‘people just do good things sometimes’ today. The EP is a collection of authentic, romantic and nostalgic indie-pop songs that will delight fans of alt-pop artists such as The 1975 and Owl City.

Australian media have already embraced tracks from the EP including ‘Start A Band’, ‘Backward’ which was added to Triple j rotation, and emotive new single ‘Old Blue’. On their new EP the all male four-piece band are open and vulnerable with their stories and lyricism.


Born in Florida, Bissett was raised on classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. He moved to Oregon with his family when he was five and started playing electric guitar in second grade. By the time his family moved back to Florida, he was a teen. Enamored with indie rock, he began teaching himself to produce his own music. Channeling the pressures, anxieties and wildly heightened emotions of adolescence into songs, Bissett has forged a high-energy breed of indie-pop built on his shimmering guitar work, heart-on-sleeve sincerity and self-effacing humor.

CUTWORM: Denver heavy industrial/darkwave unit debuts video for “Apostasy” at Post-Punk.com

“The story starts with ‘Apostasy’ and ends with ‘Means of Control.’ The story behind the videos is mostly about the cycle of creation. For my process when it comes to making music, art, etc., I prefer to be alone when I do it, hence the character in ‘Apostasy’ walking a great distance to find a place to create. I suppose the character’s process could be interpreted as the usual trial and error before he realizes what he’s creating consumes him. Then in the ‘Means of Control’ video (which will be released later) that character is basically undoing the errors of the character from ‘Apostasy.'”

Industrial Darkwave Outfit Cutworm Debuts Video for “Apostasy”

OSCAR OSCAR returns with intimate new single + video for ‘Set In Stone’

After a short hiatus, Oscar Oscar returns with ‘Set In Stone’, showcasing his evolving sound of intelligent electronic music; bridging the gap between bedroom pop and alternative electronica. Known for evoking the sensibilities with delicate and atmospheric soundscapes, ‘Set In Stone’ however, pulsates a darker, provocative tone. The release is an exploration of his subconsciousness and of new sounds.


Introducing Tel Aviv’s hottest new act: KAYMA. Fronted by the commercially successful multi-instrumentalist/producer Ori Toledano (known for writing and producing music for some of the world’s largest brands under the pseudonym Snowstar.Company), KAYMA is an edgy pop project with an irresistibly catchy Top 40 feel.

KAYMA Debuts Video For “Onsitelover”

Video Out Today from MIHI NIHIL

MIHI NIHIL (say: Mee-Kee Nee-Keel), a Los Angeles based act who just released their self-titled album April 15th, unveiled their music video for the closing track on the LP, “Ticking Clocks.”

Canadian Stoner/Doom Act Slowpoke Stream New “Slumlord” Single!

Canadian Doom/Punk/Psychedelic band Slowpoke stream the second single – “Slumlord” from their debut self-titled album via The Ripple Effect which will be released on all platforms on July 31st.

Jimmie Allen Unveils “Freedom Was A Highway” Music Video

“Freedom Was A Highway” is currently Top 20 at Country radio and has garnered more than 20 million on-demand streams. The breezy, windows down tune was hailed No. 1 on Taste of Country’s 10 Hottest Songs For Summer 2021 as well as featured on Country Now’s 13 Best Country Songs of Summer 2021.


Today, Top Dawg Entertainment star Isaiah Rashad returns with The House Is Burning, a mesmerizing album full of emotional raps, dream-like production, and guest appearances from Lil Uzi Vert, SZA, Duke Deuce, 6LACK, Smino, and more. It’s been nearly five years since the release of his critically acclaimed album The Sun’s Tirade, but this new record reaffirms Rashad’s status as one of rap’s most gifted storytellers.


Today, multi-platinum-selling rock band X Ambassadors share a new song called “Okay.” Released via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records, “Okay” follows the June release of their darkly cinematic track “My Own Monster” whose black-and-white visual finds Harris performing a choreographed routine with his own shadow.


Jamaica native and one of the most captivating prospects the country has seen in recent memory, Projexx links with fellow Jamaican and song maven Toian for a new scorcher, “Unda Pressure.” The two artists bring the heat for a mid-summer celebration and show both of them as the stars they’re evolving into. Shot in Miami, the new video depicts Projexx and Toian connecting for an unforgettable night in the magic city, complete with the skyline in the background and their palpable chemistry on full display.


“I’m really excited to share the second single from my upcoming ‘Motions’ EP,” says Freddie. “This song was written over two years ago, which is crazy to think. It’s always been one that I’ve wanted to get out so to be finally release it feels incredible, and the timing couldn’t be better.”

ArrDee drops cold new single ‘Jiggy (Whiz)’

Underpinned by a cold drill beat, ‘Jiggy (Whiz)’ sees ArrDee shift away from the playful vibes that characterise his recent output, with the Brighton-born artist showing his versatility by delivering darker, hard-hitting vocals to match the production. It’s straight-up party vibes in the accompanying official video, with the cheeky chappie and his contingent rocking up to a mansion party and cranking the energy up a few notches.


Directed by Blake Temple (Niall Horan, Mabel), the ‘Our Bones Turn To Stone’ video sees Aquilo work with a family of model makers continuing the theme from the Out In LA video. They constructed an intricately detailed model village of their hometown of Silverdale which they’re using as a visual representation of ‘A Safe Place To Be’.

US Group RESIDUAL SELF Release New Official Video For ‘Mistress Of Pain’

US hard rock band Residual Self have released a new official video for the track Mistress Of Pain. The song is the second track from their recent album Revenge, released via Sliptrick Records on April 27th.

ZUZU announces debut album “Queensway Tunnel” and shares new single “My Old Life” | “Queensway Tunnel” out Nov 12th

“This last 18 months have brought about some of the biggest changes in my life. I’ve had to learn how to set boundaries. Learn how to walk away from people and how to let people walk away from me. This song is about a particular period I had to dig really deep to find enough self-worth to move on from an emotionally exhausting situation that – at the time – felt like the end of the world. It’s about pushing through those dark times and coming out stronger and wiser. Writing ‘My Old Life’ really helped me to shake off all of the toxic energy I was holding onto and truly let go.”

Brutalligators release brand new single, Coffee & Codeine

After 2 years since their last release (that wasn’t a Christmas single), the UK Indie-Punk outfit, Brutalligators, are back with their brand new single, Coffee & Codeine. Released today through Beth Shalom Records. Produced by Tom Hill (Muttering, Death Goals, Modern Rituals) in early 2020, the long-time crowd favourite now sees its release alongside their very own coffee, made in collaboration with The Brew Project.

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LUMP – Share ‘Gamma Ray’ Video || Album ‘Animal’ out this Friday (30 July)

LUMP – the product of London singer-songwriter Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of the band Tunng – have shared prog-indebted highlight from their anticipated upcoming second album ‘Animal’ (out this Friday 30th July via Partisan/Chrysalis). “Gamma Ray” is available everywhere now, including via an arrestingly strange visual animated and directed by the project’s own Laura Marling

Boy Scouts Announce New Album ‘Wayfinder’, Watch Seaside Video For “That’s Life Honey”

Oakland, CA’s Boy Scouts aka Taylor Vick has announced her new album Wayfinder today. The follow-up to the acclaimed 2019 album Free Company, Wayfinder has a warm, expansive style that recalls the raw punctures of artists like Lucinda Williams and Alex G with Vick once again showing herself to be a fearless seeker, shedding light on the unanswerable.

Mary Scholz Releases Atmospheric New Single “Into the Wind”

In the wake of a year of global isolation, acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Scholz today announced the release of a new song about the ties that bind us to loved ones passed. Titled “Into the Wind,” this folk hymn, out July 27th, floats between this world and the next, exploring how the bereaved maintain connections through storytelling. Accompanied by an acoustic video, this song is Scholz’s third single released in partnership with Blue Élan Records co-founder Kirk Pasich and KZZ Music. It arrives ahead of a collaboration between Scholz and KZZ Music this fall, during which the artist will record her 3rd studio album.

EXO’S D.O. Releases First Solo Album, ‘Empathy’

After a decade of success with EXO, as well as numerous standalone singles and soundtracks, Empathy is D.O.’s first official solo project. Among the album’s 8 tracks, the single “Rose” is an acoustic folk song with an impressive light guitar rhythm, featuring lyrics written by D.O. himself.

The Ophelias share new single and video for “Sacrificial Lamb”

The Ophelias’ growth has been marked — so much has transformed and been rebuilt that the Ophelias feel like they’re eagerly reintroducing themselves to the world. “Crocus represents that state of flux, between dreaming and reality or internal reflection and external action,” Peppet says. “I had to wring this all out of my chest, and doing that is very vulnerable. But being in a band with such a strong sense of community, trust, care, and love makes that process a lot easier.”

NECROFIER Unveils New Album Details, Shares Music Video for First Single

Texan black metal battalion NECROFIER will be unleashing their debut full-length record, ‘Prophecies of Eternal Darkness,’ onto the masses on October 22 via Season of Mist Underground Activists! The cover artwork, tracklist, and details can be found below. In conjunction, the band is now sharing the first single, “The Black Flame Burns,” along with an official music video. The video, which was created by Dwayne Cathey.

CA’s Pageants Debut New Single/Video “Worse” via FLOOD, New LP ‘Sun and Settled Days’ Out This Friday

Pageants—Long Beach, CA-based duo of partners and bandmates Rebecca Coleman and Devin O’Brien—today shared “Worse,” the gently impassioned final single off their new album Sun and Settled Days out this Friday, July 30th. “‘Worse’ is a self-soothing lullaby for my overwhelmed psyche and others in a similar position,” explains Coleman. “I wrote this at a time when I was really missing Devin while he was on tour with Cherry Glazerr. All we could really do to actually see each other was FaceTime once in a while, and when we did get the chance to FaceTime, we’d always kiss the screen at the end of our call. So sad lol.”


Columbia Nashville/River House Artists breakout star Jameson Rodgers has announced his 27-date headlining COLD BEER CALLING MY NAME TOUR 2021. Tickets are on sale July 30. Rodgers will launch a limited fan pre-sale Wednesday morning (July 28), where social media followers will have access to a special password at 8 a.m. CT before pre-sale tickets are available for most markets.


CHROME WAVES: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Sometimes” Video

With members hailing from across the Midwestern US, CHROME WAVES’ current four-piece lineup entails founder Jeff Wilson (Deeper Graves, ex-Nachtmystium), James Benson (Amiensus, Comatose), Dustin Boltjes (Demiricous, ex-Skeletonwitch), and Zion Meagher (Anti-Human Thesis, ex-Nachtmystium). With six new songs further exploring the band’s blend of shoegaze/art rock-inspired post-black metal, The Rain Will Cleanse is the band’s boldest and most vibrant recording to date.

Saint Etienne Share New Video & Single “Pond House” || Announce New Album ‘I’ve Been Trying To Tell You’ Due Out 9/10 On Heavenly Recordings

Today London trio Saint Etienne are pleased to announce their 10th studio release, I’ve Been Trying To Tell You, an album about optimism, youth and the late nineties. It is accompanied by a sumptuous film by the same name directed by acclaimed photographer Alasdair McLellan. The film premieres September 3rd alongside The Films Of Saint Etienne – a special weekend of screenings and Q & As at BFI Southbank.

Volbeat Share “Don’t Tread On Me” From The Metallica Blacklist

Today, Volbeat, the multi-platinum Danish band, share their version of “Don’t Tread On Me” from the forthcoming album, The Metallica Blacklist. The album features an unprecedented 50+ artists contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite cut from Metallica’s self-titled fifth album, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Metallica (aka “The Black Album”). All profits from The Metallica Blacklist will be donated to charity, benefiting Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation and a charity of each contributing artists’ choice. For “Don’t Tread On Me,” Volbeat has chosen the Børne Cancer Fonden in Denmark.

O.Y.D. – new single “Bring Them To Justice”…..+OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Due to the events that took place in Minneapolis in 2020 being followed by the actions of Derek Chauvin and the other officers, who tried to cover up the crime, O.Y.D. felt the need to make a clear statement against all forms of racism.

The Chimpz Announce New Video “Battlegrounds”

Once again, Los Angeles band, The Chimpz (Rock mixed with Hip Hop sound) have decided to put out a video “Battlegrounds” a single from their self titled EP “The Chimpz” released back in 2014, Produced, mixed, engineered, and arranged by Ryan Greene at Crush Recording. Filmed at Tiger Lab Productions. Directed by Keishawn Blackstone TAK3-ONE productions, a Blackstone company.


Today, Florida-born, LA-based artist June3rd releases his eagerly anticipated album debut JEMENI featuring the incomparable Rick Ross and Philly-born artist FRIDAYY via Labyrinth Music Group. June3rd turns the page to new heights with the release of his first body of work that takes listeners on a journey chronicling ebb and flows faced in life native to his experiences. The project is executive produced by RIAA certified platinum producer duo Dream Addix as the Kissimmee native takes the lead with songwriting.

Future Crib shares new bedroom pop track w/video, announces tour dates

“’BG’ is a song about being deeply in love with someone and taking in every moment you have together,” says drummer and vocalist Noah Pope. “I wrote it on the road during the blossom of a very special relationship. It deals with the late nights driving home, the worry of parents, and the anticipation of the future. Through a whirlwind of fear, joy, and excitement the song expresses how love feels as it begins to take shape.”

Future Crib Protect True Love with the Help of a Monk, Jester, and Wizard on “BG”

LIP TALK Shares “King” (Feat. Alwyn Robinson)

LIP TALK–the solo moniker of Sarah K. Pedinotti (Kalbells, Hayley Williams, Okkervil River, The Secret Machines)—today shared “King”, her final single ahead of her new album, Laughing & Eating Cake, releasing next Wednesday, August 4, 2021 via Northern Spy. The track features Alwyn Robinson who also co-stars alongside Pedinotti in the music video: “In the video we shot I’m dressed as a houseplant and he’s watering me (and all the other plants in his house),” says Pedinotti. “Acting as man and plant, it’s about our relationship with ourselves (because we are nature) and the power we have to heal, love and grow.”

Opeongo shares new single “dreadful sorry clemency”

Opeongo returns with a bigger and bolder single “dreadful sorry clemency,” reimagining the protagonist Clementine from the traditional folk tune and Elliott Smith song. “dreadful sorry clemency” encapsulates loss – of mercy, lenience, and forgiveness. We can survive a lack of empathy and understanding with a little bit of warmth, compassion and care for one another.

Listen to Spencer Cullum’s ode to the “Seaside” – debut LP, ‘Coin Collection,’ is due 9/24 via Full Time Hobby

Today Spencer Cullum is sharing his new single, “Seaside,” which was inspired by the Cornish coastline of his home: “Seaside has a different story each verse. Innocent enjoyment as a child, how it can be a place of reflection and fear whilst it also taking note of a environmental consciousness.” Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection is due out on 9/24 via Full Time Hobby.

Singer-Songwriter Marye Amanda Releases New Single “Ten Years Older”

Hailing from Greenville, North Carolina, Marye Amanda has always had a passion for music. As an artist, Marye Amanda has had various singing opportunities. She has performed at The Bluebird Cafe, The Pour House Music Hall and Record Shop, The Sutler, NC State Fair, NC Seafood Festival, CMA Fest in Nashville, and Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh.

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Paul Jacobs announces North American tour dates & shares new video for “Most Delicious Drink”

Released on April 30th via Blow The Fuse, the most recent opus from the Montreal-based musician gained attention from several prominent music publications, including Pitchfork, Stereogum, NME, Brooklyn Vegan and Exclaim!. On the radio, the album peaked at #2 on the earshot! Top 50 chart as well as on Ferarock in France, while also landing at #4 on the Canadian NACC chart. Two tracks off Pink Dogs on the Green Grass have also made their way onto CBC Radio 3’s top 10.

NEGATIVE SIXXX Carries on Bay Area Legacy with New Single and Video, “Thrive”

Bay area thrashers NEGATIVE SIXXX are carrying on the region’s legacy with their latest track, “Thrive,” an uncompromising advocation for survival through adversity.

L’FREAQ shares battle cry title track “Showgirl” from her forthcoming EP, out in Sept via Position Music

Today, LA-based dark-synth pop artist, L’FREAQ, shares battle cry title track, “Showgirl,” from her sophomore EP, Showgirl, due out on September 23, 2021 via Position Music. Furthering the story from the debut single and music video for “Gimmick,” it’s clear that the upcoming EP is absolutely stacked with metaphor, all-star fashion, witchy vibes and an important message about the role media plays with children — especially young women. L’FREAQ is turning trauma into triumph, tapping into her heart and getting out of her head.

Fly Golden Eagle Share “Stepping Out” Single + Video | ‘Almond Milk’ out now via Telefono

Nashville/New York-based band Fly Golden Eagle have shared their new single “Stepping Out”, premiered by It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine, along with a music video by Tame Impala collaborator, Yoshi Sodeoka. Their double single release, Almond Milk, is out now via Telefono.

‘Stepping Out’ by Fly Golden Eagle | “Psych-rock tinged single”

The Linda Lindas Release New Track “Oh!”

Los Angeles-based, all-female punk band The Linda Lindas have released their highly anticipated new single “Oh!” “’Oh!’ is one of the first songs we collaborated on during the pandemic, masked and distanced on the front porch,” recalls the band. “It started with the main riff and progression Bela brought to the band. Eloise wrote the verses and Lucia and Mila wrote the choruses. The song deals with trying to help out someone and having it blow up in your face.”


GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum artist LORDE has released new song “Stoned at the Nail Salon”. The song is the second track from Lorde’s highly anticipated third studio album, Solar Power, which will be released via Republic Records on August 20th. The album includes 12 tracks and is produced by Jack Antonoff who she collaborated with on her chart-topping last album, Melodrama.

BriaR Releases Debut Single and Video for “Breathe Fire”

“The song came about during the pandemic. I was going through a tough time and I felt as though I wasn’t being heard. I created ‘Breathe Fire,’ an autobiographical record, explaining who I am and what I can bring to the table,” shares BriaR. “Although the record contains personal lyrics, I still wanted this to be a groovy track that makes you want to dance, hence the bass heavy record in the background.”

MA’s Ea$y Money Links With Statik Selktah On New Video “Peep The Language”

Massachusetts self starter Ea$y Money keeps it consistent with new video Peep The Language produced by Statik Selektah and directed by TDVISUALZ. The track is straight classic boom bap with a legendary cut chorus paying homage to Gang Starr. “The song kinda happened on accident. I heard the beat and I was in the lab spitting some freestyle rhymes. I asked Statik to scratch Guru on 1/2 & 1/2. When I got back Statik scratched Moment Of Truth and I loved it. He made the right call” says Ea$y. This solo record appears on the Fabeyon collaborative album Beyond Ea$y featuring Ransom, Nems, Termanology, Buckwild, Ufo Fev, Chilla Jones, DJ DeadEye, and more.

SOMETHING HEAVY – You, Me, And Everyone We Know Turn Decade of Growth into New Album out 9/17

On the heels of their latest single “draggedacrossconcrete,” You, Me, and Everyone We Know is offering another sweat-soaked-house-show filled window into the upcoming album with the music video for title-track “Something Heavy,” out today.

PFM/Aqua Fragile Vocal Legend Bernardo Lanzetti Releases Solo Album “Horizontal Rain”

Conceived and recorded over a few years with outstanding musicians and special guests, Bernardo Lanzettiʼs new work is presented as a collection of musical episodes that sail from Progressive Rock to Vanguard, making port of call at Modern Opera, Art Rock, Rock & Soul and Classix 2 B.

KADIATA & KNUCKS drop brand new visuals to “Guess What”

The Pimlico rapper delivers another flawlessly skippy beat laced with soft piano key samples throughout, laying the foundations for an exceptional back-to-back approach from two of the UK’s hottest rappers right now. Providing an addictive slow-tempo soundtrack intertwined with soft vocals and lyricism from the pair, “Guess What” provides a timely reminder of Kadiata and Knucks’ positioning in the very upper echelons of the UK rap scene.

Reggae-fusion artist Ammoye shares new single “Journey Home” ft. Lord Sassafrass

Fresh off her JUNO Awards performance, Canada by way of Jamaica reggae-fusion artist, Ammoye, shares her new single and video “Journey Home”, out today. The track is her first release since signing with Toronto label Lulaworld Records and displays a unique confidence of being comfortable with and within oneself. The smooth island vibe of the song is complemented by electronic effects and guest vocals from Lord Sassafrass (Black Scorpio Sound System), who makes a feature in the music video for the song.


Multiplatinum selling global superstar Khalid launches his new era today with the release of his first single “New Normal” out now via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records. Written by Khalid and Active Child and produced by Active Child and John Hill, “New Normal” comes alongside a music video which premiered on MTV Live, MTVU and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as on the ViacomCBS Times Square billboard.

ENNY shares new “Keisha’s & Brenda’s” video; debut EP out now

Fresh off the back of releasing her debut EP Under Twenty-Five, 25-year-old rapper and singer ENNY releases a brand-new video for new single “Keisha’s & Brenda’s”. Directed by KC Locke and ENNY herself, the video and track is a stirring, powerful and important meditation on sexual assault and was taken from her debut EP Under Twenty-Five which is available to stream/purchase HERE.

Out Today: Drew & Ellie Holcomb “Feels Like Home” Music Video

BXB LOVE Shares Music Video for “IGNORANCE SONG”

Today, BXB LOVE — the nom de plume of Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and artist Natasha Pheko — shares the official music video for her second single, “IGNORANCE SONG,” premiering on FLAUNT.

Grateful Dead Announce 20-CD St. Louis Box With Seven Live Shows From Early ‘70s, Available October 1

From the first show the Grateful Dead played in St. Louis in 1968 – when “St. Stephen” made its debut – local fans knew the Gateway City’s rich musical heritage had a unique way of coaxing the best out of the band. The seven complete concerts collected in LISTEN TO THE RIVER: ST. LOUIS ’71 ’72 ’73 capture the shows that cemented the bonds between St. Louis and the Dead.

The set includes previously unreleased concerts recorded on: December 9 and 10, 1971 at the Fox Theatre; October 17-19, 1972 at the Fox Theatre; and October 29 and 30, 1973 at Kiel Auditorium. Each show was restored, and speed corrected using Plangent Processes with mastering by Jeffrey Norman.

Metro Marrs (QC) Shares “French Drip” Video

Atlanta-based rapper and singer-songwriter Metro Marrs is back with his first visual since the release of his debut mixtape Popular Loner, which has since accumulated millions of streams across platforms and garnered press praise from COMPLEX, HOTNEWHIPHOP, XXL, OKAYPLAYER, and more. Today, he shares “French Drip” which showcases Metro living lavishly at the Casa Casuarina, also known as the Versace mansion – highlighting the luxuries of his life as a recent high school graduate and rising rap star.


Arena rockers The Glorious Sons share new single; North American tour set for this winter

“This one’s just a few chords and some confessions. It’s one of my favourites we’ve ever recorded,” shares lead singer Brett Emmons. “I was hoping to avoid taking it to the peak, and somehow still keep it interesting. Koster was hugely important in landing this plane. It’s a way that nobody has heard us sound before.”

OUT NOW: Elaine – “Right Now” (Acoustic Video)

Toronto Folk-Rock Duo ROBINSON KIRBY Dub 2021 the “Summer of Love” with New Feel-Good Single

Their fifth single, the release is accompanied by a simple, yet aesthetically pleasing lyric video which sees the Toronto-based band singing and jamming together by some rocks at the shore of Lake Ontario. Just as the pair intended with this single, the low-key visuals of this video allow the lyrical and instrumental elements to shine through in a truly authentic manner — clear of any distraction.


Quickly emerging as one of pop music’s leading faces, Remi Wolf continues her ascension with “Liquor Store,” the lead single off of her debut album due for release this fall via Island Records. On “Liquor Store”, Wolf’s eccentric charm, poignant songwriting, and penchant for crafting intoxicating hooks combine to create a vibrant, textured, feel good summer anthem. The release is accompanied by a new visual, combining a vast array of colors and effects that offer a window into her psychedelic soul. Upon release, “Liquor Store” premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record.

“Ámaris” Comes Alive with “Time Traveler”

Ámaris attended drama school, where she started to listen to electronic music for her dance studies, which made her discover the genre for herself. She then started the dance floor project “Geiko– female electronic dance music”, the first album of which was released in 2014. She worked as a playlist manager for Sony Music before moving away from EDM and working on her first more R&B and dream pop-influenced album “Neon Colours”.

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WENDY JAMES- Releases Music Video For‘The Impression Of Normalcy’ + Announces UK Tour Dates

This statement of intent is, in Wendy’s words, “a perfect speed-punk moment in the last quarter of the album! Originally I’d written it more in the vein of Nirvana: quiet verse, loud chorus and I guess it was mid-tempo. Having started in on recording rehearsals, James Sclavunos put his sticks in the air, from behind his drum kit and said “Can we speed this fucking song up?” So… we went to the extreme and basically thrashed and shredded this song out, I then edited it down so it’s a perfect three and a half minutes of pop speed punk!”

Paul Leary Shares “Sugar Is The Gateway Drug” Video Via Glide, Directed By Josh Freese, Read Exclusive Interview, LP Out Now On All DSPS

Paul Leary issued his debut solo album The History Of Dogs in 1991. And now, thirty years later he’s releasing the follow up Born Stupid. Thirty years may seem like an oddly excessive length of time between albums, but that’s apropos, as nearly all the highlights of Leary’s legendary career have been odd and excessive.


With a one-two punch of laidback flows and hypnotic melodies, Bino Rideaux has quietly shaped the next era of West Coast hip-hop. Growing up in South Central, he crafted his 2015 independent project, Life Is Like A Movie, out of a D.I.Y. studio in his grandmother’s house. Gaining traction around L.A., he co-founded Out The Blue Records and dropped music at a prolific pace. Penned in the wake of his homie KP’s death, “100 Days 100 Nights” caught the attention of the late Nipsey Hussle. He featured on Nipsey’s tracks “Clarity” and “The Field” before they teamed up on the 2017 joint project No Pressure.


Another summery slice of what it’s like to be teenagers finding their feet in a post-pandemic world, “Baby” further marks out their distinct rapping/singing tag-team and sensitive relatability. The song’s delicate piano and minimal beats stand out in a world of tougher sounds like grime and drill, as does its subject matter. “Guys put too much pressure on trying to have romantic relationships,” says J1. “You don’t need to focus on girls.”

The Bambies Unveil Title Track From Upcoming LP – Spaghetty Town Records Press Materials

“Summer is always a blast for folks in Quebec. That feeling at the end of winter when the sun is out, the snow is melting and last season’s accumulated garbage appears below! It’s a promise for better days. The feeling is wonderful.” reflects Sami Stern from the band, adding “Jamie from Pale Lips/Reta suggested we use this as the name for our LP, and Jamie only ever has good ideas. She is brilliant.”

JASMINE THOMPSON IS “happy for you”

London-based singer-songwriter Jasmine Thompson has announced today’s premiere of her joyful new single. Written by Ingrid Andress and AJ Pruis “happy for you” is available now via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services –

Asa Moto Drop Synthy New Single “CACAO”

Since debuting on Soulwax’s imprint, DEEWEE in 2016, the Belgian duo have steadily released a series of acclaimed EPs across the last five years. Now with their fourth instalment for the label, ‘Martino’ EP, Asa Moto serve up some of their most refined work to date, expertly disregarding genre boundaries and conventions for an eclectic blend of off-kilter yet highly considered sounds grounded by sublime pop sensibilities.

Watch Seafoam Green’s visual for ‘Swimming In The Paint’

‘Swimming In The Paint’ is an instantly loveable quirky slice of psychedelic pop driven by a groovy organ with the distinctive swirling fun machine keyboard/clav sounds of Spencer Pope colliding beautifully with the band’s vocal harmonies. More info below.

Raye Zaragoza + Grammy Nominated Seth Glier Duet

Seth Glier’s new album The Coronation is an invitation to forge a new, more beautiful world out of the current chaos. “For most of my adult life, I’ve held the belief that humanity is right around the corner from something transformative,” Seth explains. “If we could only see that our separateness is an illusion, then a future of global cooperation and interdependence would be undeniable. As the coronavirus locked down the world, I watched this long-held belief inside of me becoming a reality right before my eyes. The dolphins returned to the Venice canals, and millions of children saw the stars for the first time. I wanted this album to feel like a roadmap towards reunion in a reconnected and repairing world.”

Swiss metalcore/progressive five-piece SINEQUANON shared new single “Dogma”

“New” Swiss metalcore/progressive five-piece born 3 yars ago as a solo studio project before to become a “real” band with the arrival of 4 members a couple of months later, SINEQUANON will released this fall its debut album called ‘Hope Brings Us Together’, produced by Kris Norris (Darkest Hour, Threat Signal, Scar The Martyr…).

Electric Blue Yonder share the 1st single off of their upcoming album

Americana UK debuted the first single off of Electric Blue Yonder’s upcoming album, Mourning Sounds, which comes out on September 29. Watch/share the video below, and then stream and download the full album for early review.

Video Premiere: Electric Blue Yonder “Lonely Child”

Lowertown Releases Official Video For New Single “The Gaping Mouth” – EP Out 9/16 on Dirty Hit

Lowertown is comprised of 19-year-old bandmates and best friends Olivia Osby and Avsha Weinberg, who have quietly built a cult following while garnering praise for their moody riffs and lyrics about the trials and tribulations of becoming a young adult. From ad hoc, folky lo-fi soundscapes to more lacquered offerings, Lowertown’s unique brand of indie music is at once nostalgic and futuristic, chaotic and orderly, wise and young. Olivia, the self-taught singer-songwriter, and Avsha, the classically trained multi-instrumentalist, achieve success in their music through their symbiotic collaboration style, imbued with joy and respect.

Briar “Breathe Fire” Music Video

Out Today: Katelyn Tarver – “Shit Happens”

With Patrick Jones (Billie Eilish, Meg Myers, Maya Hawke) serving as DP on the video, the song was inspired by a podcast episode of Unlocking Us with Brené Brown — Tarver explains: “I think it’s true that pain brings growth, but I also think it’s true that bad things happen, and it might never make sense. I think there’s freedom and catharsis in admitting that.”

Velvet Chains share new single feat. Richard Fortus of Guns N’ Roses on lead guitar

Las Vegas rock outfit Velvet Chains have announced their upcoming record, Icarus, by sharing their first single “Tattooed”. Icarus is expected to arrive on September 24, 2021 via FYPM Music exclusively on all streaming services.

Velvet Chains Unveil “Tattooed” feat. a Searing Solo by Richard Fortus of Guns N’ Roses [Premiere]

AZRA Shares Kill Bill-Inspired Music Video for “Dirty”

Directed by ZANE, the “Dirty” music video is both an exciting and explosive cinematic production that includes captivating dance choreography. It was shot in Downtown Los Angeles and incarnates neo-Victorian aesthetics paired with actors dressed for a masked ball, an allegory to the deceptive negativities in the world that we must face and overcome. The video features a surprise cameo from AZRA’s Maltese puppy, Blueberry, as well.

AZRA Unveils The Video For New Single “Dirty”

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Transnational shoegaze/experimental trio healthyliving (Maud the moth, Falloch) share video for “until”

healthyliving is the project of long-time collaborators and friends Scott McLean (Falloch) on bass, guitars, and production, Stefan Pötzsch on drums, and Amaya López-C (Maud the moth) on voice and lyric writing. The shoegaze/alternative trio released their two-track release, until / below, last month on digital/streaming platforms. Echoes And Dust currently streaming the video for the opening track, “until,” alongside an interview with the transnational cohort –

Interview: healthyliving

New Video! Jamel “Kiss From The Sky”

Jamel grew up listening to classics, such as The Chi-Lites, Luther Vandross, Calvin Richardson, and Musiq Soulchild with his father. As a child, he mimicked these great voices, thus began his love of music. Jamel started singing in the church choir at an early age, at Plaza United Methodist Church.

ameliarose Shares “NOSEDIVE” Via EARMILK

A self-produced, singer-songwriter from New York, her melancholic, piano-based atmosphere is complemented with intricate drums, ethereal vocals, & slam poetry—equally inspired by Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley & contemporaries like Arlo Parks. During the pandemic, she has built an impressive, organic fanbase from consistent live streaming across Twitch, VOLUME, & Spoon.

ameliarose soars in her new single “NOSEDIVE”

Tommy Stewart’s Dyerwulf releases new single

Doom duo Tommy Stewart’s Dyerwulf have released the new single “Two Trog Yomp”. The song is from the upcoming album “Doomsday Deferred” which will be released on September 3rd via Black Doomba Records.

Tommy commented “”‘Two Trog Yomp’ is about how some of us, including myself, have fragmented thoughts and distractions while dealing with how time is unrelenting in it’s forward march. The song has a persistent stomp beat while disregarding what thought is in the lyric before it can be resolved just like time itself and sometimes our lives. I feel that being overwhelmed while time continues is a relatable subject for many people. ”

Krigsgrav to release new album

Black metal trio Krigsgrav will release their highly anticipated new album The Sundering via Wise Blood Records on August 6th 2021.

Track Premiere: Krigsgrav – “The Sun No Longer Reaches Here”

TARYN Shares New Single “Brand New”

Today, Atlanta-based singer-songwriter TARYN shares her new single, “Brand New.” Opening with echoing finger clicks, TARYN begins the song with a simple chant that continues over the course of the track: “Wash my mouth of all the little things / Clean it out and begin again / Brand new ooh / And begin again brand new.” Even as the interlocking drums, bass and guitar kick in, her ethereal vocals remain the song’s driving force, building throughout with lush, layered harmonies.

Jimothy Lacoste unveils playful new single ‘Describe Stoke-On-Trent’

Enigmatic London artist Jimothy Lacoste has dropped new single ‘Describe Stoke-On-Trent’, out today.

Underpinned by a bumping, 2-step production, ‘Describe Stoke-On-Trent’ sees Jimothy harness the playful, romance-tinged lyricism that he has built his reputation around, as he urges the lady in his life to “let’s go Stoke-On-Trent”. It marks his first release since May EP Jimothy’s House Party Package 1, a four-track record that signalled a shift towards a more UKG-influenced sound.


‘Better Days’ takes a sentiment we’ve all hoped for so much over the past 18 months, with Dermot vocalising the thoughts of people the world over. The track comes with the kind of optimism and hope Dermot has always been so forthcoming with throughout his career, providing support and solace to so many. Produced by Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo ‘Driver’s Licence’), ‘Better Days’ also features a Gaelic backing choir, who whilst chanting the words “courage and calm” in their native tongue build into a chorus that’s guaranteed to be a live favourite on Dermot’s upcoming UK and US tours.

SUN RA’S ‘Nuclear War’ gets pulsating BASSICALLY kick and bass re-rub!

Respectful of the original, retaining its bluesy, languid frame, Bassically ups the tempo in his ‘Kick and Bass Re-rub’. Sun Ra’s jazz-punk classic confronts impending doom with tongue-in-cheek funkiness and surprising composure, which are reinforced by Bassically’s buoyant reinterpretation.

Band of Skulls’ Marsden & Richardson introduce themselves with soaring debut single ‘Outsider’, out today through So Recordings

After originally making a name for themselves as two thirds of the anthemic British rock outfit Band Of Skulls, emerging duo Marsden & Richardson are now looking to focus on a far more atmospheric direction as they deliver their soaring debut single ‘Outsider’.

HENGE – Alien Ravers return with “Goldilocks” || Chart Huge UK Tour + Festival Run

Picking up where their acclaimed debut ‘Attention Earth!’ left off, ExoKosm is once again an exploration into the sacred alien art form known as ‘Cosmic Dross’. Although there are currently no human words that adequately describe the art form, it features thundering drums, clothes-shredding bass, whacked-out synths and singing that lays bare the joy of life.

French-American band Le Douze “Fruits of My Life”

French-American band Le Douze on the release of their debut single “Fruits of My Life” out August 17th. This sweet summer jam was recorded on the west coast of France. Drummer David Boutherre doubles as lead vocalist, with keyboardist Frédéric Scamps and guitarist/producer Maxime Lebidous blending rich reggae tones. This is the first single off their upcoming LP due out this fall.

Said The Whale Share Intimate New Single “99 to the Moon”

An intimate song about two people growing together over a long period of time, singer-songwriter Tyler Bancroft took inspiration from his own 11-year partnership – what goes into building a solid foundation and raising a family. A million tiny moments that stack on top of each other like bricks.

Oshea Boyd Uses His Mind To Travel With New Video “Heaven” FT. Skyzoo

Riverside, California native Oshea Boyd is an artist deeply connected to his roots. He’s musically influenced by artists with a message that are able to capture certain emotions through their music. “I never try to be like anyone, yet I am a student. I adopt a certain mindset and approach with my sound in reflection of those who created music with a purpose” says Oshea.

Field Guide Announces New LP

“Last spring I was taking part in a challenge to write a song every week with some pals, I had just uploaded the week’s creation and was feeling pleased with myself, which led to exhaling this song in about 15 minutes. Hearing this tune now takes me right back to the first stretch of the pandemic, what a strange/wonderful/tough first few disorientating months it was. I was excited about bringing this song to the band but nervous that it might come out wrong, we ended up making the groove half time and super spacious which was exactly what the song needed.”

Indie88 Premiere: Field Guide shares new single ‘Me & You,’ announces debut album ‘Make Peace With That’

AETHER REALM Reveals Gripping New “Cycle” Music Video

North Carolina’s AETHER REALM reached new levels of melodic death metal mastery with the release of their latest full-length album, Redneck Vikings From Hell, in 2020. Today, in anticipation of their upcoming U.S. tour with Unleash The Archers and Seven Kingdoms, the band has unveiled a gripping, emotive new video for their triumphant track “Cycle”, featuring Michael Rumple (Flood District, Lorelei), off of Redneck Vikings From Hell.


On the collaboration, The Knocks say, “We are so honored and thrilled to be collaborating with such talented artists. Both Rivers and Royal brought a unique energy and sound that complimented each other so well. With “Sound The Alarm,” we wanted to capture the feeling of letting go and the freedom that it provides. The production is rooted in electronic music, but it was a fun challenge to find the balance between both of their musical styles and ours and create something new that is uniquely all of us.”

Goodbye Honolulu share new single “You and Me”

Toronto multi-frontmen four-piece Goodbye Honolulu have released another track from their recently announced, self-titled debut album, which is set for release 01 October via Stray Dog Records. ‘You and Me’ is a song about human connection.

Lila Iké Drops First Solo Track Since 2020 Debut EP

Lila Iké continues to turn heads as one of the most promising stars. The fast-rising songbird hailing from Jamaica unleashes her first single “Batty Rider Shorts” since the release of her 2020 debut EP The Experience. The powerful song (produced by Ziah .Push) carries an important message of responsibility to protect and nurture our youth.

The Cadillac Three release brand new video ‘Get After It’

The Cadillac Three have just released their new single ‘Get After’ It’, which comes with a unique world premiere for the music video revealing their partnership with BMW Motorrad and Marshall.


Shot in Ghana, the visual opens with a tense exchange, which finds an unarmed Omah Lay surrounded by men with machetes, knives, and bats. The clip jumps from romantic moments to the aftermath of a melee as he confidently walks through the fray. Stylish and vibrant scenes include a nighttime boat ride and a jet-setting star ready to take flight again. The editing moves in lockstep with the afrobeat bounce and hook.

Tod Lippy Shares Video for “Appian Way”

“Centering on unearthed photos, ‘Appian Way’ sees Tod Lippy experience this phenomenon, but most interesting is how the song not only describes the ça-a-été sensation, but itself becomes its own example. For the track is also eternally present tense, the ever-lasting moment where Lippy faces grief once more.” – Various Small Flames

Belaver shares music video for “70’s Adventure”

“70’s Adventure,” the new single from wry and romantic, master deprecator, Belaver, follows two lovers – a cheeky, cockeyed Bonnie and Clyde as they raise minor hell in creek-washed clothes, screwing with each other, and surviving off of farm fresh, stolen produce. Until it ends, like most of our favorite crushing romantic tragedies: stolen girl → insurance sales → follow the banks of the water ‘til the depths decide your fate.

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Out Today: Drew & Ellie Holcomb “Hey Rivers” Music Video

Last Fall, Drew & Ellie Holcomb were tapped as the faces of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development campaign “For the Love of Tennessee, Travel Safe” initiative. They hit the road on an epic 500+ mile R.V. trek across the state, exploring hidden gems and natural wonders where social distancing is effortless and expected. During their travels the duo wrote two songs which they later recorded and released earlier this year.

new Dan Israel single

Damn Jackals Share “Lovely Nothin'” via Pancakes & Whiskey, Read EARMILK Feature, More Music Out Soon

Damn Jackals share their new Summer 2021 single “Lovely Nuthin'” via Pancakes and Whiskey, who set the scene beautifully: “Imagine you live sometime in the 50s or 60s. You just won a drag race in your 1955 Ford Thunderbird and you have a hankering for the local diner’s specialty burger and milkshake combo. You sling your leather jacket over the back of the booth and this is the moment where you wish that Damn Jackals were able to travel back in time so that you can select “Lovely Nuthin” to play on the jukebox at your table.” Over the weekend, they played a soldout show at Our Wicked Lady 7/24.

Acclaimed Actor & Singer Skylar Astin Releases Piano Version of Debut Single “Without You”

The stark differences between the two tracks beautifully demonstrate Skylar’s musicality, and his ability to completely change the song based on the genre or sound. Although both versions capture the blissful feeling of meeting someone and knowing you want the connection to last a lifetime, the piano version is equal parts soft and steadfast; a declaration of love to a partner and the experiences they’ve shared since first meeting.

EST Gee Shares Music Video For “Riata Dada” Following Mixtape’s Chart-Topping Debut

In the visual directed by Diesel Films, Gee surrounds himself with good company and finds himself living life to the fullest. The video also includes appearances from the CMG team – including head honcho Yo Gotti and rising star 42 Dugg – as they celebrate living the luxurious life.

Jeff Rouse’s THE GEMINI AFFAIR Release Cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Digging In The Dirt”

“I’ve always liked the way that Peter Gabriel looked into the dark side of himself in the song and the juxtaposition of how the lyrics and song felt against each other. I had it on a playlist and was listening to it on the way to the studio. So when we found ourselves with a little extra time, we gave it a try and it turned out fantastic. It just felt right in the context of the other songs we had recorded for the EP,” said Jeff Rouse.

88rising Announces Lineup For Head In The Clouds Festival 2021

The global, leading Asian music and media company, 88rising, in partnership with Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles-based company behind concert events like Coachella and Stagecoach, announced today the 2021 Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival lineup taking place on Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

Funky New Track from The Wavos

The Wavos say the following about the track: “An homage to Prince and to Stevie Wonder’s bass lines, it brings an element of soulful funk to our traditionally ’80s new wave/powerpop focus. Joe’s clean guitar chords and falsetto vocals lay the foundation of the song. Tone’s drums and Gordon’s synth bass & baritone sax samples beef up the low end, with Gordon’s string & horn sections and noodling sax solo topping it all off.”

Erose Debuts Queer Indie Pop Single + EP (Miley Cyrus, Melanie Martinez, etc)

Along with the announcement she shared the heartwarming title track + lyric video, with visuals by creative producer Katia Temkin (Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Julia Michaels, Jonas Brothers), reflecting on things she’d never compromise on in a relationship again, looking for ‘somebody who sweet talks, mean flirts, hates cops,’ she sings…

Warmyear (Sonya Balchandani/The Big Sleep) Announces Debut LP

Warmyear is the solo project of Sonya Balchandani (bass/keyboards/vocals in The Big Sleep). “I Wear The Memory” is the upshot of jumping on a little spark after a year of getting through it. From all the thinking, watching, reading, listening, and mothering came songs about spies, tricksters, rootlessness, searching, truth, and motherhood. (Some of the inspirations: so much Ursula K. Le Guin, In & Of Itself, The Bureau, The Vanished Birds, When Stars Are Scattered, and a sweet but terrifying lullaby.)

postcards from new zealand release new video for ‘ocean avenue’

Atmospheric outfit postcards from new zealand have unveiled a video for ‘ocean avenue’, taken from their new album ‘city islands’ released via Mandrone Records.

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Water From Your Eyes premiere “Track Five” via The FADER

The new LP from Water From Your Eyes, the New York duo composed of Nate Amos (he/him) and Rachel Brown (they/them), is set for a release almost exactly a month from today. Entitled Structure and out via Wharf Cat Records on August 27th, the album has so far received a hugely positive reception, with the lead single “‘Quotations” being selected as the best song of the week by Stereogum, landing a spot on All Songs Considered, and recognized as one of the 27 Best Songs of The Year So Far by NPR Music. Today, the group are returning with their final single from the record, a track called “Track Five” (which in the band’s typically esoteric style is actually the new album’s 6th track), that is premiering via The FADER.

Nu-punk band Cherie Amour share new single and video “Orlando”

Baltimore, MD quartet Cherie Amour has shared their new single “Orlando”, out today via Equal Vision Records. On “Orlando” the band blends an infectious mix of pop-punk and hip-hop, as vocalist Trey Miller flows seamlessly from high-definition choruses to an emotionally-charged rap. The track depicts a conflicted relationship centered around the feeling of being used but still all in for the other person, as the video taps into a futuristic spin of this lyrical story between shots of the band performing. You can watch the video for “Orlando” here now and stream the song here.

HOLY DEATH TRIO: watch wild “Bad Vibrations” video right now!

In anticipation of the fall release of their debut album on Ripple Music, Austin’s badass rock’n’rollers HOLY DEATH TRIO celebrate the summer with their punk-driven new single and video for “Bad Vibrations”. Go wild and lose your mind now!

The Colorist Orchestra + Howe Gelb ft. Pieta Brown On NPR All Songs Considered

Today, The Colorist Orchestra shares their new track “Sweet Pretender,” feat. Pieta Brown. The track has been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered. On the track, Howe Gelb says, “Being a friend and a fan of Pieta for a quarter century has its perks .. visiting each other in song is like having a dance 1500 miles apart with the best backing band money can’t even buy – it’s a dream and a splendor, some sweet pretending & a delirious upender.”


Today, Bleachers release “Secret Life” ft. Lana Del Rey. This is the latest track to be released off Bleachers’ highly anticipated 3rd album Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night which will be released this Friday, July 30th via RCA Records.

Cakvero – ‘Black Rain’ – @Skopemag

“Hey! I’m Calvero (my real name is Gabe Liebowitz) and I make pop music! I’m a songwriter (I’ve also co-written nine songs with pop duo Terror Jr including four of their singles), a singer, and a producer. I’ve also been known to get into heated arguments on Tik Tok with people over whether or not Pink Floyd is prog (I don’t think they are…)

My earlier singles were pretty indebted to ‘80s pop & arena rock, Springsteen, Meat Loaf, a lil’ Celine Dion, among others. I had a song with guest vocals from Chicago group Ohmme, too!”


V Magazine said, “In stunning new visuals co-directed by Fletcher and Ava Rikki, the rising artist enters a new era…Your next summer anthem has arrived… FLETCHER isn’t just a pop star but an artist and this music video is her testimony…A simplistic trap beat backgrounds (her) airy light vocals as she declares herself on the journey of self love and recovery, unlearning false self perceptions and entering the next phase of a glow-up journey.”

The Glorious Sons share new single “Hold Steady,” touring this winter

“The chorus is one of the oldest things I had kicking around in my head,” says vocalist Brett Emmons. “We actually tried to find a home for it on The Union, but it wasn’t until a few months back, when I finished writing that bluesy, acoustic riff that you hear at the top of the song, that the melody and chorus just kind of popped back into my head and found its forever home.”

LESOTHO: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Plusone/Timestwo” By Boston Post-Rock/Metal Trio

LESOTHO’s Summer Wars EP is a largely heavy and precisely orchestrated body of work, driven by clean, emotive guitar melodies juxtaposed by thundering bass and drum work. Each moment stands together, holding the listener and demanding their attention with every note. The record was recorded last Fall by Alex Allinson at The Bridge Sound & Stage in Cambridge, Massachusetts, mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna at VRTKL Audio/Magnus Lindberg Productions, and completed with artwork by Manol Chitadze and Benjamin Bardou. The genuine artistry behind Summer Wars is undeniable

Track Premiere: Lesotho – ‘Plusone/Timestwo’

Watch THe LYONZ perform in the Montreux mountains in surreal AP 360 live set

The complex scenography puts this live concert in the footstep of the creative challenges set to emerging music artists as part of the AP miniseries 180, in which the Canadian duo took part.

For the occasion, a circular reflective stage provides a 360° view of the surrounding environment, alternating between mountain peaks and lake.

phonewifey and AVA AKIRA link up to give us a whirlwind tour of their musical influences with first joint EP ‘phoneAVA’

Close collaborators phonewifey and AVA AKIRA are set to link up for their first joint EP project ‘phoneAVA’: a 5-track EP that combines the styles and sounds that have been important inspirations to both of them. Ranging from sensitive emo-rap, to giant EDM drops, to shuffly UK house, ‘phoneAVA’ is a whirlwind tour of their shared musical influences. The project also features appearances from underground UK Hyperpop icon Kid Trash and LA Based Rave-Queen Snowblood.

Taylor Janzen Shares “Push it Down” + Plays Lollapalooza

Twenty-one year old Winnipeg singer/songwriter Taylor Janzen is reemerging with “Push it Down,” the glossy, unhinged, (and frankly) necessary cathartic anthem of our post-quarantine summer out now on Glassnote Records. She’ll premiere the track during her Lollapalooza sets this weekend, official side show with Orville Peck and later on this fall when she tours North America in support of X Ambassadors.

Lucid Phase Releases New Summer Single “Wind Is Gone”

“‘Wind is Gone’ highlights the evolution of good listening. The song is about observation and being strong with less to say and more to show while enjoying good times and reflection. The tune alludes to understanding what’s important in life and the people around you that make it what it is. It’s about taking a step back, enjoying the journey, sifting through all the nonsense and being comfortable with what you have, like the people in your life which you share your time with.” – Lucid Phase

New Release from DJ Snake “You Are My High” On Interscope Records

Today, multi-platinum producer DJ Snake unveils his latest release with new track “You Are My High”. On this record, the boundary-pushing disruptor fuses elements of traditional dance music with classic R&B funk to create a woozy electronic soundscape sure to be heard across the world this summer.

Said The Whale Share Latest Single “99 to the Moon”

Over a decade into their career, Vancouver’s Said The Whale have won a JUNO Award, topped the alternative radio chart, and amassed a devoted fanbase – all the while maintaining their resolutely independent spirit. Recent single “Honey Lungs” cracked the Top 10 on the Canada Rock Chart and was also the #1 Most Added release week-of-release on the NACC North American singles chart.

GA Rising Star Chino Cappin Announces Ladders Project, Recruits Metro Marrs for New Video

Building an audience with his honeyed tenor, Chino Cappin’s style walks the fine line between streetwise rap and silky smooth R&B. Ready to take the next step in his ascension to stardom, Chino announces Ladders, his upcoming project. Steeped in hip-hop and R&B history, the upcoming project gets its power from Chino’s relatable lyrics. The upcoming project is home to recent singles like the aspirational “Shine,” and the sultry break-up anthem “Fake Love,” and explores new dimensions of his character on introspective songs like “Feelings” and romantic tracks like “Sunshine.” Imbued with Chino’s deep love of music and gratitude for escaping out the mud on the back of his talent, Ladders finds the 20-year-old artist as he’s ready to explode out of his hometown in rural Georgia and draw new connections between rap and R&B on a national scale. Ladders arrives on August 11th via Alamo Records.

New Music – Elektric Voodoo Releases New Single + Video “Children Are the Revolution”

For Scott Tournet, “‘Children Are The Revolution’ was initially inspired by how the children from Stoneman Douglas High School responded by taking political action after the ‘Parkland school shooting’. It was further inspired by Greta Thunberg and others who are doing incredible things for the future. Beyond that, it’s the concluding thought from the main character of the album. After all the internal searching and spiritual questions, he/she comes to the conclusion that “love shines through it all”


“I’ve been keeping touch with my younger self the past few months and he’s hyped. This is what we wanted way back when I started making music, so it’s surreal to say I’m a signed artist. I’m ecstatic to work with a label like Loud Robot/RCA that can keep stride with my hyperactive energy — I’m glad we’re doing it together :)”

NOGA (aka Noga Shefi) Premieres ‘The Alchemist’ with Atwood Magazine, New EP Out Friday 7/30 [download enclosed]

After years of touring the world on bass with Cass McCombs, Delicate Steve, Renata Zeiguer, and many others, NOGA (aka Noga Shefi) has regrouped to bring listeners The Alchemist — streaming exclusively at Atwood Magazine today ahead of its official release this Friday, July 30.

EP Premiere: ‘The Alchemist’ Charts NOGA’s Inner Reckoning, Passion, & Resolve


Singer/songwriter Skyler Day announced her third EP Songs from The Greenhouse today, set to release Friday, September 3. The announcement was paired with the release of the EP’s debut single “The Best Worst Thing.” Listen to the track .

The five-song EP was written, recorded, and produced entirely by Day from her LA home during the pandemic. Since the idea of working with a producer via Zoom felt too impersonal, Day decided she would produce the EP herself. She transformed the rotting shed in her backyard into a tiny music studio and got to work studying and creating. She turned to her social media followers for help naming the studio, and an unexpected fan, Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba, recommended she call it The Greenhouse, because, well, every inch on the inside is painted green.

TALK Returns with Brand New Single “Train” – VIDEO OUT NOW

An immediate illustration his sonic versatility, the track simultaneously stays true to TALK’s rock sensibilities and confessional lyrics while having an entirely different sound than “Run Away to Mars.” His musicianship is on full display as the track builds with multiple instruments, all played by TALK himself – guitar, bass, drums, and the organ. “Train” was written by TALK alongside Connor Riddell and French producer Saavane.

– https://bfan.link/train

Bradford rapper HAZE DA MARTIAN unleashes captivating visuals for “Hussla”

The Yorkshire rapper and SOFU Collective member continues to build momentum from his hugely popular ‘One Mic’ GRM Daily freestyle which received support from the likes of Giggs and serves up an enthralling up-beat banger primed for summer dancefloor motives. Showcasing an array of percussive elements, “Hussla” blends effective acoustic strings with stunning vocals and lyricism throughout.

OVTLIER Releases Official Music Video for Single “BULLETPROOF”; On Tour Now with Gemini Syndrome!!

OVTLIER premiered the official music video for their newly released single “Bulletproof” on Decibel Magazine last week. The band released the single on July 25th via Zoid Entertainment.

Malaysia’s Award-Winning Artist Lyia Meta Looks to the Future with Spellbinding New Music Video “Daylight”

Sultry, bluesy, and jazz-influenced, “Daylight” sees the acclaimed performer accepting the past and looking toward the future. The video is a finalist at The Rome Music Video Awards 2021 in the Original Song category.