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Stream Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s new Track “The Way It Used to Be” Taken from The Watchmen Soundtrack

Dark ambient soundtrack music’s new dynamic duo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, have done it again on new composition “The Way It Used to Be”, a beautiful, jazz-soaked number they’ve offered for preview on Youtube. Vinyl collectors take notice, as HBO’s The Watchmen Soundtrack(s) will be available on vinyl very shortly. From Watchmen Episode 6,...

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Live Video from The Family Soul, “So Beautiful”

Out of Windsor, Ontario, Canada is the grand ensemble, The Family Soul, a new group that formed in 2017. Their debut album, On The Shoulders Of…Vol. 1, from this year, is full of snappy grooves, R&B licks and a lot of horn. The group simply started as a way to give Soul Brother Mike’s songs more...

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Happy Freuds Bring Thoughtful Folk and Electric Fuzz Worship on Balanced “Echo of Sounds” Album

Javea, Spain-based quartet Happy Freuds do a wonderful job of balancing both sides of their musical personality. On one hand, they do more than dabble in the loud electric soundscapes, playing fuzzed out riffs that wouldn’t sound out of place on a late 70’s metal record. On the other hand, they maintain a fascination with...

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Fort Lauderdale Rapper RuudAwakening Shows 2PAC Grit, Purging Depression, Fear and Misery on “CATHARSIS” Album

“Are you hearing those screams? See, my people ain’t free. They just want us to freeze.” – Magic,  by RuudAwakening Careful or this one will go over your head. RuudAwakening is that rare rapper who brings a complete subversive level to his rhymes, using sarcasm and brutal honesty to deliver atypical messages over hard modern...

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New York’s Prolific Indie Genius Nehedar Fends Off Polarized Cultural Forces in “Pendulum” single

New York-based artist Nehedar, brain child of restless musical genius Emilia Cataldo, has been consistently releasing excellent music since 2007 (Nehedar has 9 albums on Bandcamp & some secret releases on Soundcloud.) Think of artists like St. Vincent, PJ Harvey and Sharon van Etten and you’re on the right track. Always insightful and lyrically relevant,...

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New Music Friday – Essential New Artists for the True Music Connoisseur

It’s New Music Friday again, and there’s a plethora of essential new artists for all you music connoisseurs out there. Below we’ll outline our curated recommendations. Most of these picks are included on our Independent Music Worldwide playlist. Hope – Red Man Find something more powerful than this for me. Don’t worry. I’ll wait….it’s just...

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New York Artist XI.ME.NA Summons Electronic Pop and Avant-Garde Opera Muses on Enchanting “Before You” EP

We’re very pleased to introduce award-winning artist XI.ME.NA, who uses her multi-disciplinary background, personal life experience and out-of-this-world vocal capacity to create a truly original sound, demonstrated on new EP release “Before You”. Art pop singer XI.ME.NA from New York/Venezuela uses her voice to create neoclassical, vocally-driven, ambient, electronica music. Produced by Joe Rogers, these are...

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Raising Hope and Celebrating Life with Sluka on Majestic Rock Single “Hey Oh”

The latest release from Progressive Alternative Rock group Sluka entitled “Hey Oh” is the 2nd single to be released from upcoming full-length album “Ready to Connect” (due Oct 31 on all platforms), and it’s without a doubt a force majeure. Grammy Award Winner Alan Sanderson produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered the entire album. Sluka brings a positive...

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NYC-based Acoustic Singer Songwriter Scott Chasolen shows Music’s Power to Transform and Heal on “Living in Limbo” Album

Bold and introspective Singer Songwriter Scott Chasolen‘s new “Living in Limbo” full-length album was truly written out of urgency. The collection of intimate performances shows music’s Power to transform and heal, a process Scott himself can attest to. Scott is a well-established NYC-based musician, highly sought after for session work. He also plays in the...

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Seneko dishes on his 3 Essential Bands for Indie Songwriters – Wilco, Foxygen and Teenage Fanclub

Indie Alt Country Singer-Songwriter Seneko has crafted deeply personal, inspired songs over a series of 3 acclaimed EP releases, the latest being 2019’s “Soul Numbers”. For the past six years, this Connecticut creator has meticulously invested his time into the art of songwriting. He’s been described as “Think country meets Radiohead” by Wail Music Magazine and...

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Thom Yorke Anima – Vinyl Review

In a musical landscape full of ethereal textures, the master delivers his most fully realized dream soundtrack yet. Part of Radiohead‘s brilliance was their blending of heavy-hitting grunge-birthed rock with dreamy ambient textures. The trajectory of the band over their 35-year career has been to gradually pull back on the hard rock and push up...

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Portland Doom Metal Group Alltar Release Dark, Destructive “Hallowed” EP

Portland doom metal newcomers Alltar plod along ever so slowly, methodically, building atmosphere and intention with every note. There is a real majesty in that. The whole band are in complete sync, uniting on heady, hypnotic riffs and pummeling rhythms while vocalist extraordinaire Juan Carlos Caceres shifts with ease between crooning and wailing like a...

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