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Video Premiere: "Natalie" by Camera2

23 March 2021

NYC-based indie rock band Camera2 (led by Andy Chase of Ivy) unveils an insidiously sinister storytelling video for a restless fever-dream track.

Infamous Stiffs

Video Premiere: "Freak Parade" by Infamous Stiffs

22 March 2021

Punk rock outfit Infamous Stiffs and a troupe of famed guest musicians appear in a circus-themed video for a raucously rollicking track.

Slow Crush

Album Premiere: Aurora (reissue) by Slow Crush

19 March 2021

Acclaimed Belgian heavy shoegaze band Slow Crush have reissued their compelling debut album via Quiet Panic and give exclusive interview.

A.M. Nice

Song Premiere: "Your War" / "Patient" by A.M. Nice

18 March 2021

Ohioan punk rock/noise pop band A.M. Nice unleash energetic and urgent 2-song single, with an accompanying video for one of the tracks.

Storm Seeker 2

Video Premiere: "Shoot This Ship Down" by Storm Seeker

17 March 2021

Ethnic metal/rock outfit Storm Seeker launches a stirring performance music video for rousing and tuneful track from their upcoming LP.

Dope Sagittarius

Video Premiere: "Define Love" by Dope Sagittarius

16 March 2021

NYC-based rock/punk/funk fusion outfit Dope Sagittarius drops an alluring video for a smooth alt-pop/jazz tune packed with renowned guest artists.

The Purrs

Video Premiere: "Yes I Do" by The Purrs

16 March 2021

Seattle-based dark psychedelic pop/rock band The Purrs unleash a trippy sci-fi movie video for a track off their upcoming live LP.


Video Premiere: "Tug of War" by Gamblers

15 March 2021

Long Island, NY-based indie rock/pop band Gamblers unveil an engagingly laid-back in-studio performance video for a track off their recent LP.

American Culture

Album Premiere: For My Animals by American Culture

12 March 2021

Denver-based basement-core rock band American Culture deliver a gritty and DIY album via HHBTM Records (with Track-By-Track rundown).

Stage Moms

Album Premiere: Almost Heaven… Feels Like Hell EP by Stage Moms

12 March 2021

West Virginian hard-hitting pop-punk band pick up the pieces during a horrific year on their raw and dynamic new EP.

Lovely World

Video Premiere: "You Know Darlin'" by Lovely World

11 March 2021

South Carolina-based indie rock band Lovely World unveil a poignant storytelling music video for a heartfelt song about relationships.

Lorenzo Wolf - Where the Valleys Are Low

Song Premiere: "Down Where the Valleys Are Low" (featuring Mary Elaine Jenkins) by Lorenzo Wolff

10 March 2021

Musician and producer Lorenzo Wolff enlists the talents of various singers to reimagine the vivid songs of late singer-songwriter Judee Sill.

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Video Premiere: "Come Lie Beside Me" by Modesty Blaise

9 March 2021

Hailing from the British port town of Bristol, indie/baroque pop outfit Modesty Blaise have revealed the video for their new single.

Women's Day

NEWS: The After 8 Show explores the state of gender equality in music

9 March 2021

To mark International Women’s Day on The After Eight Show, a number of women in the Music Industry were invited them to record their thoughts.


Song Premiere: "All You Can Absorb" by Gaadge

9 March 2021

Indie rock band Gaadge started out as a bedroom project from Mitch DeLong, but is now a full band with an album on the way via Crafted Sounds.

The Chills

Video Premiere: "Destiny" (Live) by The Chills

9 March 2021

Renowned New Zealand indie pop band The Chills return with an engaging live performance video for a track off their upcoming album.

Mount Forel

Video Premiere: "Russia" (live) by Mount Forel

8 March 2021

London-based multi-continental post-rock band Mount Forel deliver a vibrant and dynamic live performance video for a track off their upcoming LP.

Brian Damage

Album Premiere: Yesterday's Slime by Brian Damage

5 March 2021

Ohioan multi-instrumentalist Brain Baker unleashes a lo-fi, but melodic and dynamic synths- and guitars-driven rock/punk LP.


Video Premiere: "Let Go" by Badlands

4 March 2021

Swedish musician Catharina Jaunviksna, under the moniker of Bandlands, lovingly pays tribute to her late mother on a nostalgic video.


Video Premiere: "Something Crazy" by OPTO S

3 March 2021

New York City trio OPTO S recorded two concerts in early 2020 that will be released in April via ESP-Disk preceded by this single/video.


Video Premiere: "September" by LANUE

3 March 2021

Singer-songwriter Sarah Krueger unveils a nostalgic video filled with vintage and modern images for a gently yearning Americana track.


NEWS: British post-punk band I LIKE TRAINS announce Euro tour; team with Vessels on new single

2 March 2021

The hard-hitting socio-politically relevant outfit’s song is a resonant and timely rally against the powers-that-be and the remix adds a layer of darkness.


NEWS: Ethno-Metal outfit Manntra summons haunting Balkan vibes on "Barren King" single

2 March 2021

Mystical folk-rock outfit Manntra have announced they will release their new album Monster Mind Consuming via German label NoCut Entertainment.

Sunny War

Song Premiere: "Its Name Is Fear" by Sunny War

2 March 2021

Los Angeles-located Americana artist Sunny War unveils a lyrically powerful and culturally relevant single from her upcoming album.

Sunday State

Song Premiere: "White Pine County" by Sunday State

1 March 2021

Portland, OR indie rock/power pop band Sunday State drop a brisk and anthemic number from their upcoming LP recorded with Ken Stringfellow.

Nineteen Thirteen

Album Premiere: MCMXIII EP by Nineteen Thirteen

27 February 2021

Hard/alt-rock outfit Nineteen Thirteen (members of Mouth of the Architect, Twelve Tribes, Neon Warship) mine history for harrowing narratives on life, war, and death.

The Gama Sennin

Song Premiere: "I Kill You" by The Gama Sennin

25 February 2021

New alt-rock band The Gama Sennin (members from Oingo Boingo, Daft Punk, QOTSA, Burning Brides, more) unleash a gritty and powerful debut tune.


Video Premiere: "Silent Trees" by Pentral

24 February 2021

Brazilian alternative heavy rock band Pentral unleash a foreboding and socio-politically relevant music video for a track off their upcoming LP.

Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell

NEWS: Fresh music coming from Dead Can Dance’s Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell

23 February 2021

The pair, who have worked together for Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, will release a new album in May, preceded by Maxell’s solo LP in March.

The Orange Peels

Video Premiere: "Give My Regards to Rufus" by The Orange Peels

23 February 2021

California-based indie pop outfit The Orange Peels reveal a poignant and sweeping symphonic pop number from their upcoming double LP.

A. Sinclair

Song Premiere: "Firecat And The Small Balloons" by A. Sinclair

22 February 2021

Singer-songwriter A. Sinclair drops an engaging jangle popper with enigmatic lyrics from his upcoming 3rd album via Mr. Pink Records.

Scott Robert Allen

Album Premiere: Scott Robert Allen by Scott Robert Allen

19 February 2021

Michigan-located musician Scott Robert Allen (Red Shirt Brigade, Thunderbirds Are Now!) returns with an experimental solo, yet collaborative LP.

Marlaena Moore

Video Premiere: "Carve" by Marlaena Moore

18 February 2021

Canadian singer-songwriter Marlaena Moore braves wintry climes in a cool (literally and figuratively) music video for an emotionally fraught track.

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Video Premiere: "Fear" by Tombstones In Their Eyes

17 February 2021

LA-based indie psych-/stoner rock outfit Tombstones In Their Eyes unveil a new video for a track of their jam-packed compilation double LP.

Nick Hudson

NEWS: The Academy of Sun’s Nick Hudson emerges with first solo LP in 5 years

16 February 2021

The new album follows up a record in 2016 and includes neo-classical torch songs and ballads scored for piano and two violins.

Alpha Cat

Album Premiere: Pearl Harbor 2020 by Alpha Cat

16 February 2021

Renowned singer/songwriter Elizabeth McCullough (founder of outfit Alpha Cat) reissues a formative LP that now contains two more tracks.

Kimon Kirk

Album Premiere: Altitude by Kimon Kirk

15 February 2021

Boston-based session musician-turned-solo artist, singer-songwriter Kimon Kirk releases a gently melodic to briskly dynamic debut LP.


Album Premiere: Illusions of Control by Fawning

12 February 2021

New dreampop noir outfit Fawning (Cheyenne Avant of Night School, and Devin Nunes) unveil a gauzily atmospheric and entrancing debut LP.


Album Premiere: Poison Stream by MOAT

11 February 2021

Marty Willson-Piper (The Church, Noctorum) and Niko Röhlcke (Weeping Willows) unveil an intriguing and bittersweet folk-pop LP.

The City Gates 4

Video Premiere: "Maddening Ride" by The City Gates

10 February 2021

Canadian post-punk/shoegaze band The City Gates unlock a hypnotic music video for an atmospheric track from their second LP.

NEWS: Ronna Reason Debuts New Video Featuring Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow

10 February 2021

The debut single from Ronna Reason is a fun homage to early ’80s electro/punk mashups with contributions from Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow) and DJ Z-Trip.


NEWS: Atmospheric dreampop/folk singer-songwriter Kramies working on new single

10 February 2021

Kramies is planning for a fall season release of his upcoming single and an EP that features a bevy of notable guest musicians.

Distant Voices

Video Premiere: "Lights of the City" by Distant Voices

9 February 2021

Based in London, Distant Voices is the solo project of Valdis Stekelis, who releases a fast-moving video for a high-energy track.

Léanie Kaleido

NEWS: Léanie Kaleido and Mark Gardener channel wonderment on "All The Things I’m Made Of"

9 February 2021

Singer-songwriter Léanie Kaleido gets a production assist from Mark Gardener (Ride) at his OX4 Sound Studio for her forthcoming album

All Hallowed

Video Premiere: "Kill" by All Hallowed

9 February 2021

Ohioan post-punk/dance-punk outfit All Hallowed (with an assist from Aaron Gillespie of Underoath and The Almost on drums) delivers a potent debut.

William Harries Graham

Video Premiere: "Aaron" by William Harries Graham

8 February 2021

Singer-songwriter William Harries Graham unveils a hazily captivating music video for an equally hypnotic track from his recent EP.

San Salvo

Album Premiere: Rarities EP by San Salvo

5 February 2021

Old-school-style instrumental band San Salvo drop a ’70s-groovin’, ’60s-psychedelic soundtrack EP that was recorded in Brooklyn.


Song Premiere: "Always On My Mind" by LAU

5 February 2021

UK-based retrowave/synthwave artist LAU unveils an infectiously effervescent, yet emotively bittersweet single from her upcoming LP.

Adult Books

Video Premiere: "Florence" by Adult Books

4 February 2021

LA-based indie pop/rock outfit Adult Books (led by Nick Winfrey) drops an delightful video for an engaging track of their upcoming LP.

Modesty Blaise

Video Premiere: "Girls Just Wanna Dance" by Modesty Blaise

2 February 2021

Long-running British orchestral/Baroque pop band Modesty Blaise returns with an engaging taster from upcoming full length.