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Video Premiere: "Digging in the Earth" by LUCKYandLOVE

16 May 2017

LA-based electronic pop noir duo LUCKYandLOVE releases a spacey, ’80s-referencing number/video from its upcoming debut album.


Video Premiere: "Dream About You" by The Fireworks

15 May 2017

The Fireworks, including new singer Beth Arzy (Trembling Blue Stars, The Luxembourg Signal), releases an engaging indie pop single and video.

Three Laws; Photo Credit: Adam Relf

Song Premiere: "Siren Song" by Three Laws

15 May 2017

London-based symphonic and cinematic pop duo Three Laws reveals its captivating first single off of upcoming debut album.

Gina Volpe; Photo Credit: Lola RocknRolla

Video Premiere: "Different Animal" by Gina Volpe

12 May 2017

Founding member of NYC punk band Lunachicks, Gina Volpe goes solo with her debut EP and wild new video for the title track.

Marty Casey; Photo Credit: Diana Colleran

Video Premiere: "LaLaLa" by Marty Casey

11 May 2017

Marty Casey (Lovehammers, Rock Star: INXS TV show) continues his path to fame with a fun, music legends-referencing video for a track off his next LP.

Cowbell; Photo Credit: Damaged Goods Records UK

Song Premiere: "What Am I Supposed to Do?" by Cowbell

11 May 2017

British retro-Americana rockers Cowbell deliver a shakin’ garage rock number (yes, with a bit of cowbell!) from its upcoming album.

Divisionists; Photo Credit: Ian Falconer

Video Premiere: "Dream Landscape" by Divisionists

9 May 2017

London-living indie rock band Divisionists drops a new animated video for its latest gently sprawling, wistful single.

Tim & Puma Mimi - "Oh My Bike"

Video Premiere: "Oh My Bike" by Tim & Puma Mimi

9 May 2017

Swiss experimental pop duo Tim & Puma Mimi, who had 2 of their songs appear in Ghost In The Shell, rides by with a fun video for “Oh My Bike.”

Kim Rancourt; Photo Credit: Michael Lavine

Album Premiere: plum plum by Kim Rancourt

4 May 2017

Veteran musician Kim Rancourt releases a solo, yet collaborative album featuring producer Don Fleming, Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart), and Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult).

Video Premiere: "Blank Sheet by Neil

3 May 2017

Italian musical trio Neil, led by Neil Lucchetta, delivers a performance video for the stirring lead single off its upcoming EP.


Song Premiere: "Dead Bedrooms" by Ultrviolence

2 May 2017

Canadian post-punk/darkwave band Ultrviolence. led by Nate Jespersen, slices off another riveting cut from its upcoming Forty Knives EP.

NEWS: Special Benefit (Sweet Relief) LiftMaster Battle of the Garage Bands coming to Chicago; Free to Enter via Uploaded Video. Prize includes Produced Single, Promo, and Mini-Tour Package

1 May 2017

LiftMaster Presents Battle of the Garage Bands is a nationwide search for unsigned musical artists. Bands upload a video of an original song and fans vote for their favorite. The two top vote-getting bands will fly to Chicago to compete in front of a live concert audience to win a prize package worth approximately $40,000+. Judging the final Battle of the Garage Bands will be singer/songwriter Dee Snider, producer Johnny K, and Chicago icon Chip Z’Nuff.

Paul Bergmann; Photo Credit: Alex Legolvan

Song Premiere: "Coffee, Wine, Water, Tea" by Paul Bergmann

1 May 2017

Crooner and wordsmith Paul Bergmann offers a cornerstone song (with input from producer Brendan Elder) from his latest album.

Skating Polly; Photo Credit: Angel Ceballos

NEWS: Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo of Skating Polly detail their band's Top 5 Videos

28 April 2017

The alternative rock/grunge pop band Skating Polly drops New Trick EP (co-written and more by Nina Gordon and Louise Post of Veruca Salt) today via El Camino Media.

Chris Price Press Photo by Kyle Safieh

Song Premiere: "Stop Talking" by Chris Price

28 April 2017

Singer-songwriter, musician, and producer Chris Price returns with the up-tempo title track off his second solo album.

Raging Fire; Photo Credit: Eric England

Song Premiere: "Hush Angel Blue" by Raging Fire

27 April 2017

The renowned 1980s rock ‘n’ roll band returns over 30 years later with an album that honors a departed member and celebrates its musical spirit.

Lemon Sky; Photo courtesy of Lemon Sky

Video Premiere: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" (the Beatles cover) by Lemon Sky

26 April 2017

Psych-rock/prog-pop quintet Lemon Sky drops a sonically and visually trippy new video for its cover of a classic by the Beatles.

TheFuzzyCrystalsPhotoCreditANDREW MACPHERSON

Song Premiere: "Spinning" by The Fuzzy Crystals

25 April 2017

LA-based psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll band The Fuzzy Crystals drops a luminous dream-pop single from upcoming Crystal Magic album.


Video Premiere: "Broken in Two" by Anton Barbeau

24 April 2017

Veteran psychedelic singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Anton Barbeau materializes with a video for a track off his latest album Magic Act.


Video Premiere: "Dozen" by Alison's Halo

21 April 2017

Seminal shoegaze/Beautiful Noise band Alison’s Halo gets reissued by Manufactured Recordings and unveils a new video for classic track “Dozen.”


Video Premiere: "Viva Adore" by Cavalen

20 April 2017

Alabama-based rock ‘n’ roll band Cavalen drops a story-telling and performance-oriented video for its new fiery track.

Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live ... And More

NEWS: Concert Film and Album Celebrating Big Star out April 21st

19 April 2017

Members of R.E.M., Wilco, Yo La Tengo, and many more celebrate renowned and influential band Big Star with an album and live concert film.

The Stevenson Ranch Davidians; Photo Credit: Angela Clement

Video Premiere: "Holy Life" by The Stevenson Ranch Davidians

18 April 2017

American psychedelic rock/folk/Americana stalwarts The Stevenson Ranch Davidians bow a new video from their upcoming album.

Jimmy Urine; Photo Credit

Song Premiere: "Symphony 7 Allegro Mvt 2" (Beethoven cover) by Jimmy Urine

18 April 2017

The frontman for electro-punk act Mindless Self Indulgence (and soon as Half-Nut in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) goes solo with movie/video game compostions.

Max's Kansas City: 1976 & Beyond

Song Premiere: 'Take A Chance" (live) by Sid Vicious & The Idols

17 April 2017

The legendary Sid Vicious and the band The Idols close out Max’s Kansas City: 1976 & Beyond retrospective comp with a rough and raw live version of “Take A Chance.”


NEWS: Sarah Shook of Sarah Shook and the Disarmers reveals her Top 5 Musical Influences

14 April 2017

Sarah Shook of North Carolina’s country/punk band Sarah Shook and the Disarmers details her Top 5 Musical Influences.

Sharkmuffin; Photo Courtesy of Sharkmuffin

Song Premiere: "Scully is a Sharkmuffin" by Sharkmuffin

13 April 2017

Brooklyn (by way of the Jersey shore) duo Sharkmuffin unleashes a raw and searing, The X-Files-themed rock track off upcoming album.

The Royal Oui; Photo Credit: The Royal Oui

Song Premiere: "All About You" by The Royal Oui

12 April 2017

Canadian-American folk-pop duo The Royal Oui drops a catchy, upbeat electro-inflected single from its upcoming second album.


Video Premiere: "Coney Island Days" by Bruce Sudano

12 April 2017

Long-time hit songwriter Bruce Sudano (husband of the late Donna Summer) unveils a poignant video for a song off his upcoming album.

TheUse and Rachel Mason - photo credit Michael Durek

Song Premiere: "Sand Dunes" (The Use remix) by Rachel Mason

11 April 2017

Experimental multi-media artist extraordinaire Rachel Mason teams up with electronic/theremin musician The Use on a moody new single.

The Foreign Resort photo credit Scott Vezina

Song Premiere: "Skyline/Decay" by The Foreign Resort

11 April 2017

Danish post-punk/darkwave band The Foreign Resort dives into a shoegaze-driven number from the Alternative (F)Acts compilation album that benefits #RESIST causes.

The Black Watch; Photo Credit: Brendan Holmes

Song Premiere: "Satellite" by the black watch

10 April 2017

John Andrew Fredrick of the indie rock band the black watch unveils the restless and gritty closing track off its upcoming (15!) album.

The Sneetches; Photo Credit: Erik Auerbach

Song Premiere: "Julianna Why" by The Sneetches

7 April 2017

1980/90s melodic power pop mavericks The Sneetches gets its first retrospective album that includes five previously unissued tracks.


Song Premiere: "Everybody's Watching" by The Blackfoot Gypsies

6 April 2017

Nashville-based roots rockers The Blackfoot Gypsies serve up hearty rock ‘n’ roll on an energetic single off their upcoming album.

System Corporation; Photo Credit: Mark Hamilton

Video Premiere: "Dismal Universal Hiss" by System Corporation

6 April 2017

The New Zealand band releases an indie rock single and video with powerful sonics and socially relevant lyrics.

The Hooten Hallers; Photo Credit:

Song Premiere: "Dig" by The Hooten Hallers

5 April 2017

The Gothic Americana / punk / rock ‘n’ roll wild bunch drops a culturally-relevant grimy grinder from its upcoming debut album.


Song Premiere: "Toys For The Devil" by Last Giant

5 April 2017

Portland, Oregon-based rock ‘n’ roll band Last Giant drops a performance-oriented video for a track off its recent album.

Clustersun; Photo Credit: Clustersun

Video Premiere: "Raw Nerve" by Clustersun

4 April 2017

Italy’s shoegaze-influenced Clustersun unveils a performance video for its post-punk/noise rock lead single off its upcoming album.

JPTR; Photo Credit: JPTR

Song Premiere: "Polyamorhythm" by JPTR

4 April 2017

Swiss avant-pop duo JPTR, who only use meticulously crafted drums and vocals, drops a vibrantly rhythmic single from its upcoming album.

The Dream Eaters; Photo Credit: Jason Speakman

Video Premiere: "Astral Asshole" by The Dream Eaters

3 April 2017

The Brooklyn-based dream-pop duo drops an exclusive live-in-studio performance of a compelling and dreamy track from its upcoming LP.

Amy Duncan; Photo Credit: Steven Cook (Oliver Samuel Photography)

Album Premiere: Antidote by Amy Duncan

31 March 2017

Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Duncan releases a warmly uplifting folk pop album that touches the heart, opens the mind, and revives the spirit in these troubled times.

John Lee Hooker; Photo courtesy of Concord Music Group

NEWS: Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker's Finest compilation album out March 31

30 March 2017

Vee-Jay Records, and the world, celebrate blues/“King of the Boogie” legend John Lee Hooker’s birth year with a compilation of classics.


Song Premiere: "Pulsus" by Billow Observatory

29 March 2017

Danish producer Jonas Munk and Jason Kolb of Auburn Lull bring their ambient, patterned specialities to their new music project.

Micah Gaugh; Photo Ciredit: Byron Dean

Video Premiere: "Remembering" by Micah Gaugh

28 March 2017

Prolific creative collaborator and solo artist Micah Gaugh unveils a chill new video for his jazz-imbued tune “Remembering”.

Two Hicks One Cityman - photo credit Barbara Zilli

Song Premiere: "Lonely Times" by Two Hicks One Cityman

28 March 2017

Italy’s Two Hicks One Cityman fuses blues with space rock on the title track off its forthcoming album.


Song Premiere: "Don't Go It Alone" by Buttercup

27 March 2017

South Texas indie rock band Buttercup releases a reflective, but catchy and harmonious single from its upcoming album.

Derrick Anderson; Photo Credit: Scott Prestwood

Song Premiere: "When I Was Your Man" by Derrick Anderson

24 March 2017

The Bangles and Dave Davies bassist Derrick Anderson goes solo on a collab album that features input from Matthew Sweet, The Bangles, The Smithereens, The Muffs, The Cowsills, and more.

King Ropes; Photo courtesy of King Ropes

Video Premiere: "Shovel and a Pickaxe" by King Ropes

23 March 2017

Indie garage-rock band King Ropes isn’t afraid to get grimy, digging into a gritty single and video from its latest album Dirt.

Bettie Serveert; Photo Credit: Mark Bakker

Video Premiere: "Unsane" by Bettie Serveert

22 March 2017

Dutch cult indie band Bettie Serveert delivers a video for a track off recent album Damaged Good (with limited edition vinyl on Record Store Day).


Video Premiere: "Worlds Will Fall" by The Spider Ferns

22 March 2017

Seattle-based down-tempo electronic pop duo The Spider Ferns drops a relevant story-telling video from its recent EP.