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Video Premiere: "Seminole Wind" by Thanatos

16 November 2021

Projekt Records mainstay and found of Goth/darkwave act Thanatos, Patrick Ogle releases a sincere and contemplative cover of a classic track by John Anderson.

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Video Premiere: "Breadcrumbs" by Seablite

15 November 2021

San Francisco-located indie dreampop/shoegaze outfit Seablite unveil a stirring and dreamy track/performance music video via Emotional Response.


Video Premiere: "At Apollinaire’s Grave" by Kramer (music) and Allen Ginsberg (poetry)

12 November 2021

Featuring the spoken words of legendary poet Allen Ginsberg, renowned producer/musician Kramer unveils a rambling, yet reflective track from his new LP.


Album Premiere: The Static by Hushdrops

11 November 2021

Chicagoan indie rock supergroup (members of Material Issue, Veruca Salt, more) celebrate their dearly departed drummer Joe Camarillo on their potentially last LP.

Nevaris A.C.

Song Premiere: "Technology" by Loud Apartment

9 November 2021

NYC-based funk art collective Loud Apartment drop a socially relevant single about the use and misuse of technology in our modern world.


NEWS: Cathal Coughlan and Jacknife Lee, a.k.a. Telefís, release satirical and mischievous Mister Imperator EP

9 November 2021

The acerbic and nostalgic musical pair have a debut album slated for release in February via Dimple Discs, and have released a new music video.


Album Premiere: Expectations by Shoestrings

5 November 2021

Long-standing synth-/electro-/dreampop duo Shoestrings unveil their absolutely enchanting, yet lyrically bittersweet second album via Shelflife, with Track By Track rundown.

The Acharis

Album Premiere: Blue Sky / Grey Heaven by The Acharis

5 November 2021

Oakland, California-based noise-pop/shoegaze duo The Acharis materialize with a dreamy, yet darkly ominous and noise-spiked album, with Track By Track rundown.

Body Unltd

Album Premiere: Genevieve EP by Body Unltd

5 November 2021

Seattle-based electro/synth-pop noir duo Body Unltd drop a darkly sparkling and atmospherically alluring EP of dancefloor-driven tracks.


Video Premiere: "Call Me" by Swiims

4 November 2021

Mint 400 Records band Swiims release an atmospheric cover of a Blondie classic as part of the label’s second comp of songs written for movie soundtracks.


Video Premiere: "Sure" by Trillion

3 November 2021

Sydney, Australia-located shoegaze band Trillion unveil a brightly shimmering music video for a textured and driving track from their upcoming LP.

Dmitry Wild

Song Premiere: "Don’t Need Anybody" by Dmitry Wild

2 November 2021

NYC-based (by way of California) rock ‘n’ roll musician Dmitry Wild releases an uptempo, catchy, and hopeful track from his upcoming LP.

No Captains

Song Premiere: "13th Moon" by No Captains feat. KnightressM1

2 November 2021

Bay Area alternative funk-rock/metal hybrid trio No Captains are ending 2021 on a dark and brooding musical note with an ominous new tune.


Video Premiere: "Into the Sun" by Ruark

2 November 2021

South Arkansas folk-rock outfit Ruark, led by Ruark Inman, release a graphics animation music video for a casual and lo-fi track.

Abby Posner

Video Premiere: "Wishing Well" (Featuring Luci) by Abby Posner

1 November 2021

Los Angeles-based veteran musician Abby Posner teams up with the band Luci for an engaging live performance music video for a heartfelt song.

The Last Mile

Album Premiere: Respect The Frequency by The Last Mile

29 October 2021

Canadian melodic punk rock band The Last Mile (made up of veteran musicians) radiate dynamic and tuneful music on their new album.

City Mouse

Album Premiere: Magnitude EP by City Mouse

29 October 2021

Seasoned musician Miski Dee Rodriguez and her bandmates unleash a rock ‘n’ roll EP driven by guitar fuzz and kinetic drumming.


Video Premiere: "Dream All Day" by Diamondtown

28 October 2021

Canadian super-group (members of Eric’s Trip, Husband and Knife, Moon Socket) Diamondtown unveil a dreamily copacetic and captivating psych-folk-pop single, with Q&A.

Eddie Berman

Song Premiere: "Water In The Barrel" by Eddie Berman

27 October 2021

Portland-based folk artist Eddie Berman Invokes Alan Watts and the “placid preparedness” of ancient Japanese soldiers on reflective, yet plucky new single.

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Video Premiere: "The Florist" by Nick Hudson ft. Kianna Blue

26 October 2021

Prolific British composer/performer Nick Hudson and bandmate Kianna Blue roll out an eerie, yet humorous music video for a heartfelt synths-driven track.

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NEWS: Fresh Jenn Vix single "PTSD" – music with a mindful mission

26 October 2021

Veteran music artist Jenn Vix unveils a personal and profound track bound to resonate with the many folks who have experienced this psychological condition.

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Video Premiere: "Beast" by Frieda's Roses

26 October 2021

Los Angeles-located indie rock trio Frieda’s Roses unveil a mysterious, foreboding, but ultimately freeing music video for a new single.

Smokey Brights

Song Premiere: "Honey Eye" by Smokey Brights

25 October 2021

Seattle-based Smokey Brights drop a heartfelt and vibrant love song after an acclaimed 2020 full length via Freakout Records.

Rocket Miner

Album Premiere: Songs For An October Sky (reissue) by Rocket Miner

22 October 2021

Seasoned Chicago-based instrumental post-rock outfit Rocket Miner reissue their debut LP, remixed and remastered by Matt Bayles, for its 10-year anniversary.

The Hollows

Song Premiere: "Haunted House" by The Hollows

21 October 2021

Brooklyn-based roots music outfit The Hollows unveil a reflective and heartfelt, harmony-laden folk song from their upcoming EP; with band Q&A.

Handsome Jack

Song Premiere: "Get Humble" by Handsome Jack

21 October 2021

NY-based Americana/rock band Handsome Jack release a heartfelt and socially relevant track from their upcoming album via Alive Naturalsound Records.


Video Premiere: "Give In" by Mediocre

20 October 2021

Fast-rising Los Angeles-based dreampop/rock band Mediocre unveil a captivating and bittersweet single/music video via Dangerbird Records.

Inca Babies

Video Premiere: "Walk in The Park" by Inca Babies

19 October 2021

Manchester post-punk lifers Inca Babies have announced they’ll be releasing a new album in November and unveil an absorbing music video.

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NEWS: Pennies By The Pound release refreshing and free-spirited ‘The Waters’ single

19 October 2021

Helsinki-based prog-rock trio called Pennies By The Pound also drop an accompanying music video that evokes the feeling of summer.

David Wilson

Video Premiere: “What End” by David Wilson and the Summer Husbands

19 October 2021

NJ-based indie rock band David Wilson and the Summer Husbands (led by David Wilson of Miss Ohio) reveals a heartfelt and bittersweet track/music video.

Swansea Sound

NEWS: Indie pop supergroup Swansea Sound unveil new single/music video from upcoming debut album

19 October 2021

Made up of veteran musicians Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey (Heavenly, The Catenary Wires), Hue Williams (The Pooh Sticks), and Ian Button (Death In Vegas), the group add punk spirit, nostalgia, and socio-politically relevant lyrics to the mix.

Urge Overkill

Song Premiere: "Freedom!" by Urge Overkill

18 October 2021

Acclaimed veteran rock ‘n’ roll outfit Urge Overkill return with their first new music in a decade, delivering a spirited and uplifting Wham! cover from their upcoming LP.

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Album Premiere: The Webstirs by The Webstirs

15 October 2021

Long-running Chicago-located indie pop/rock band The Webstirs release their catchy, dynamic, and dramatic sixth album.

Scott von Ryper

Song Premiere: "Pulse" by Scott von Ryper

14 October 2021

Australian singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Scott von Ryper (The Black Ryder, The Jesus and Mary Chain) unveils a driving and atmospheric single – and Q&A.

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Song Premiere: "Heartstrings" by Sara Rachele

14 October 2021

Winding through clouds of Americana dust, listen to the latest alluring single from the Georgia-bred (and New York-based) songstress.

States of Nature

Video Premiere: "Light and Seed" by States of Nature

13 October 2021

San Francisco-located (post-)punk band States of Nature unleash a careening and urgent track with accompanying socially relevant music video.

Speed the Plough

Video Premiere: "The Other Side" by Speed the Plough

13 October 2021

Veteran band Speed the Plough return with a hypnotic and pastoral number, with accompanying music video, from their latest album.

Blind Butch

Song Premiere: "No Ways Tired" by Blind Butch

13 October 2021

Blind Butch offers a song of resilence from the new album and documentary project Sacred Soul of North Carolina from Bible & Tire Recording Co. and Music Maker Relief Foundation.

Star Rover 2

Album Premiere: Star Rover LP by Star Rover

12 October 2021

Innovative music outfit Star Rover releases their intriguing new self-titled album that ranges from smooth to aggressive, and nostalgic to futuristic.

Robin Guthrie

Song Premiere: "My Courtesan" by Robin Guthrie

12 October 2021

The legendary Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins, Violet Indiana) returns with a gorgeous and entrancingly serene lead single from his upcoming EP.

The Brothers Steve

Video Premiere: “Next Aquarius” by The Brothers Steve

12 October 2021

With members from ’90s power pop band Tsar, the mysterious The Brothers Steve unveil the nostalgic, vintage-film video for a psychedelic-tinged track.

Colin Bracewell

Video Premiere: "In The Valley" by Colin Bracewell

11 October 2021

Minnesota-based (by way of Canada and California) singer/songwriter Colin Bracewell unveils a sincere and compelling performance music video.

Dennis J Leise

Video Premiere: "How Do You Want 'Em Made" by Dennis J. Leise

11 October 2021

Chicago-area farmer and notable country/folk/rockabilly musician Dennis J. Leise offers up a tasty and tongue-in-cheek music video for a retro track.

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Album Premiere: Mirror by Vollam

8 October 2021

Newer Dallas, Texas-based shoegaze band Vollam unveil an entrancing, dynamic, and atmospheric debut album via Somewherecold Records.

Shower Curtain

NEWS: Shower Curtain releases dreamy, lo-fi indie EP Something Instead

8 October 2021

For the last few years Victoria Winter (sister of Samira Winter, AKA Winter) has been releasing small collections of charming, introspective indie pop.


Video Premiere: "Hollow" by Startographers

7 October 2021

Austin, Texas-based rock/post-punk band Startographers (members of Magnet School, Honeyrude, Schatzi) unveil an absorbing video or a driving track.

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Video Premiere: "Waking Up" by The Light The Heat & Roary

7 October 2021

Indie folk duo The Light The Heat, with producer-artist Roary, have crafted an uplifting song of hope amid the darkness of the past year and a half.


Song Premiere: "Another Body" by They/Live

6 October 2021

Whitney Mower, as They/Live, unveils an ethereally introspective to spiritedly uplifting dreampop to dancefloor opus from her upcoming EP.


Song Premiere: "Hammered in An Airport" by Spray

5 October 2021

The duo didn’t just appear out of thin air, but were part of The Cuban Boys, who made quite a name for themselves in the UK especially.

Rodney Cromwell 2

NEWS: Retro synthpop maestro Rodney Cromwell returns with magnificent "Memory Box"

5 October 2021

British electronic producer Cromwell also runs London-located niche underground synthpop-oriented label called Happy Robots Records.