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The Blanks - Photo Credit: Grandtand Media and Management

Video Premiere: "Broken Home" by The Blanks

26 June 2018

Rock ‘n’ roll band The Blanks return with a new album and video/song that recalls the ’90s golden era of MTV’s 120 Minutes.

Lost Worlds

Album Premiere: Fire Fire by Lost Worlds

25 June 2018

Australian indie/alt-rock band Lost Worlds mixes garage rock, punk spirit, and a touch of electronica on their exciting new LP.

Curling - 2016 tour

Song Premiere: "Still Green" by Curling

25 June 2018

Power pop intercontinental (Japan and California) act Curling release the vibrant opening track off their upcoming LP.

WhaleFall - Photo Credit: William Coker

Album Premiere: Sondersongs by Whale Fall

22 June 2018

Instrumental group Whale Fall mesmerizingly merges (post-)rock with pastoral touches on its wide-ranging, nuanced, and absorbing LP.


Album Premiere: The Fool, The Friend by Ric Robertson

21 June 2018

Americana singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ric Robertson casts a captivating spell with his authentic rock, blues, and country tunes.

MementoMori - Photo Credit: AJR Music

Album Premiere: My Minor Universe by Meménto Mori

20 June 2018

Meménto Mori, AKA Pål-Andrè Rauan, reveals a contemplative, deeply personal, yet universal, and absorbing album.

Klammer - breakfast on tour - selfie

Song Premiere: "Spiral Girl" by Klammer

19 June 2018

Leeds, England-based post-punk band Klammer deliver a darkly captivating ’80s-throwback number off their upcoming album.

Perpacity Janne Ervoe

Video Premiere: "Telethon" by Perpacity

19 June 2018

Martin Nyrup and Ian Harling of electronic-based band Perpacity drop a video for a track off their upcoming album.

James Williamson and ThePinkHearts Sarah Remetch

Song Premiere: "This Garden Lies" by James Williamson & the Pink Hearts

18 June 2018

Music veterans James Williamson (The Stooges), Frank Meyer (The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs), and Petra Haden (The Haden Triplets) joins forces on a new album.

FourStarRiot Ben Halifax

Album Premiere: Daylight by Four Star Riot

15 June 2018

Indie pop/rock band Four Star Riot offers a dynamic and relevant album that questions our escape from real life via social media.

Too Many T's portrait

Video Premiere: "Tearing Us Apart" by Too Many T's

15 June 2018

London-based fast-rising hip-hop act Too Many T’s blends catchy pop with quicksilver vocal flow and classic hip-hop rhythms.

The Black Tones - Douglas Fur

Song Premiere: "Plaid Pants" by The Black Tones

15 June 2018

Seattle-located garage-punk band The Black Tones release a potent second single from their upcoming EP.

TheSoundoftheHunterTRAVIS TRAUTT

Video Premiere: "The Fall" by Sound of the Hunter

14 June 2018

Seattle rock band Sound of the Hunter, led by Natalie Bayne, delivers a performance and storytelling video for a track off its upcoming LP.

The Solarists - Photo Credit: Amber Wood

Song Premiere: "CRYPTK" by The Solarists

14 June 2018

Utah-based indie rock band The Solarists jam it out on a chill, buoyant title track from its soon-to-be-released EP.

TheEyebrowsDaniel Coston

Song Premiere: "Suicide Love" by The Eyebrows

13 June 2018

Rock band/music veterans The Eyebrows release a dreamy, retro cut awash in bittersweet regret from their upcoming LP.

Fred Abong - selfie

Album Premiere: Homeless EP by Fred Abong

13 June 2018

Fred Abong (formerly of Throwing Muses and Belly) releases his debut solo EP and announces a UK tour with Kristin Hersh.

Morgane Lhote 2 - photo credit Elena Kulikova

Song Premiere: "Bleecker Street! Chase Me!" by Hologram Teen

12 June 2018

Stereolab’s long-term keyboard player Morgane Lhote releases a new tune under her solo project moniker Hologram Teen ahead of new LP.

Piqued Jacks - Photo Betty Bryce

Video Premiere: "Wildly Shine" by Piqued Jacks

12 June 2018

Tuscany, Italy-based alternative rock band Piqued Jacks delves into the interesting details about their new song and video.

TheExitsPhotoCreditshervin lainez

Video Premiere: "Please Don't Tell" by The Exits

11 June 2018

Brooklyn-based indie rock band The Exits is causing a stir with its performances and new eerily atmospheric video for a dreamy number.

Ben BostickBrian Gottlieb.

Video Premiere: "No Show Blues" by Ben Bostick

11 June 2018

Outlaw country-soul singer-songwriter Ben Bostick delivers a vivid video about being frustrated by the rat race and finding an escape.

Kate Renegade

Album Premiere: New Unquiet Life by Kate Renegade

8 June 2018

Chicago-located indie rock band Kate Renegade bow their latest rambunctious to reflective LP recorded by the renowned Steve Albini.

StrangeCulpritsAngelina Salgado Loftin

Album Premiere: Strange Culprits by Strange Culprits

7 June 2018

Bay Area, California’s Strange Culprits mix garage rock with Americana, pop, and soul on their stirring and heartfelt debut LP.

Colorway Julian Parker-Burns

Song Premiere: "Always Been Summer" by Colorway

7 June 2018

Massachusetts-based rock trio Colorway release a breezy homage to summery pop bands from their upcoming album.

Feel Alright Press PhotoNick Sawchuk

Video Premiere: "Cool Water" by Feel Alright

6 June 2018

Canadian indie rock/pop act Feel Alright (AKA Craig Fahner) drops a rad new video for a laid-back track from their recent LP.


Video Premiere: "Lull" by Thomas Comerford

6 June 2018

Singer-songwriter Thomas Comerford unveils a video of darkness and light for a single off his forthcoming album.

Poptone -photo by Brian Hodges

Song Premiere: "Movement of Fear" by Poptone

6 June 2018

Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, and Tones on Tail legends Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins carry the torch as Poptone.

Jubl - Photo Mattias Malk

Song Premiere: "Thinking About You" by Jübl

5 June 2018

Rudy Tambala of pioneering dream-pop group A.R.Kane returns with a new video under the moniker of Jübl.

Jerry Castle

Song Premiere: "Way Out" by Jerry Castle

5 June 2018

Americana/pop singer-songwriter Jerry Castle delivers an upbeat, ’80s-inflected tune from his sixth solo album.

Soul Asylum - Photo courtesy of Omnivore Recordings

Song Premiere: "Black And Blue" (Demo Version) by Soul Asylum

4 June 2018

Renowned rock band Soul Asylum reissues expanded editions of their first two Twin/Tone albums via Omnivore Recordings.

Charlie and the Rays

Album Premiere: Charlie and the Rays by Charlie and the Rays

1 June 2018

Seattle-based protest folk and renegade rock trio Charlie and the Rays release a musically robust, vocally appealing, and lyrically relevant album.

Luna Pines

Album Premiere: The House We Lived In EP by Luna Pines

1 June 2018

Leeds, England band Luna Pines blends modern electronica with dream-pop on their captivating new EP.

God Bless Relative - Adam Lee

Song Premiere: "Our Conversation on July 7th" by God Bless Relative

1 June 2018

Nashville-via-Atlanta band God Bless Relative delivers indie folk-pop with charm and twang on a track from its upcoming album.


Video Premiere: "Relief" by Salim Nourallah

31 May 2018

Singer-songwriter/musician Salim Nourallah releases a video for a track inspired by John Lennon’s “Imagine” off his upcoming double LP.

Bellman Line Loholt

Song Premiere: "Just Like A Dream" by Bellman

30 May 2018

Acclaimed Norwegian singer-songwriter Bellman (AKA Arne-Johan Rauan) delivers another dream-like number from his latest album.

Telelectrix_photo credit Boston Digipix

Song Premiere: "Something Golden" by Telelectrix

30 May 2018

Boston-based synthpop band Telelectrix drops a groovin’, yet vocally bittersweet number from its upcoming full length.

The Veldt in Asbury Par

Video Premiere: "Black and Blue" by The Veldt

30 May 2018

Veteran shoegaze/alt-soul band The Veldt unveil a video for a mesmerizing track from its latest album on sonaBLAST! Records.


Video Premiere: "One Bar Left" by Arthur Alexander

29 May 2018

NYC/LA rock ‘n’ roll veteran Arthur Alexander (The Poppees, Sorrows) reveals a lyrically wry, but sonically raucous video/song.

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28 May 2018

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All India Radio; photo by Martin Kennedy

Album Premiere: Space by All India Radio

25 May 2018

Musical exploratory cosmonaut Martin Kennedy launches into the unknown with his latest absorbing and transporting album.

Dezorah; Photo Credit: Virgil Pena

Album Premiere: Creando Azul EP by Dezorah

24 May 2018

Post-rock/metal progressive band Dezorah pull out the sonic and emotional stops on their second dramatic and dynamic EP.

Bleu Roi; Photo Credit: Myriam Wittlin/eyeloveyou

Video Premiere: "Darkest Hour" by Bleu Roi

23 May 2018

Swiss dream-pop act Bleu Roi unveils a visually stunning video shot in Scotland for a restrained, yet emotively powerful track.

NEWS: Power-pop/punk band Sightlines North American Tour Dates

22 May 2018

Canadian power-pop/punk band Sightlines just released a new EP and is supporting it with a North American tour.

Scary Hours

Song Premiere: "Live To Serve/Serve To Live" by Scary Hours

22 May 2018

Northern New Jerseyan, singer-songwriter Ryan Struck (recording under the moniker Scary Hours) bows his introductory track.

Face Off; Photo Credit: Dejana Batalović

Album Premiere: Massive EP by Face Off

21 May 2018

Serbian atmospheric post-metal band Face Off unveils a sonically massive, but nuanced EP that combines heavier doom metal with a dreamier ambiance.

KaRIN and Statik of Collide

Song Premiere: "Holding Back" by Collide

21 May 2018

Long-running industrial/electro-ethereal duo Collide unveil a captivating original track from its double album of remixes (and 2 covers).

The Whispering Tree; Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

Video Premiere: "Fat Cat" by The Whispering Tree

18 May 2018

NY-based Franco-American folk-rock duo The Whispering Tree drops a relevant song and animated video for a track off its upcoming LP.

Jim Andralis & the Syntonics; Photo Credit: Larry Krone

Video Premiere: "Don't Blame New York" by Jim Andralis & the Syntonics

17 May 2018

The NYC-based band reveal an inventive, heartfelt stop-motion animation video for a song that details the promises and hassles of living in NYC.

The Mu-Tones

Video Premiere: "Slab City Records" by The Mu-Tones

16 May 2018

British garage pop band The Mu-Tones (including Anthony Grantham, former guitarist/songwriter in Marion) releases a rousing indie rocker.

Azalia Snail - live at Zebulon

Video Premiere: "The Moral Chemist" by Azalia Snail

16 May 2018

Alt-pop artist Azalia Snail delights once again with a bright, bitmoji-centered video for a track off her latest vibrantly pop album.

Car Crash Sisters

Video Premiere: "In Another World" by Car Crash Sisters

15 May 2018

Mexican shoegaze/alternative rock band Car Crash Sisters drop a video for a dynamic track off their debut album.