the rundown

Get your new music fix with these brand spankin’ new tunes from all over the world – you can also find these songs on our Limited Time Offer Spotify playlist.  

Chaser Eight – “This Masquerade”

Country: US

Genre: Alt Rock

Words From the Artist: Chaser Eight has released a brand new studio EP titled, ‘Wide Awake.’ This EP is not a run-of-the-mill release; it is a significant milestone for the band. It is an opportunity for them to celebrate 10 years of making music together as a band, and it is a testament to their continued motivation and focus. ‘Wide Awake’ features the lead single, “This Masquerade,” which is accompanied by an official music video.

Louie Rubio – “Heart of Gold”

Country: US

Genre: Indie Rock

Words From the Artist:  Louie Rubio’s debut single “Heart of Gold” is a feel-good antidote for anyone feeling the melancholia of never-ending over-stimulating burnout. Serving as a post-pandemic manifesto, the bittersweet catchy hook pushes you to keep going and not “give up on your heart of gold”. The single reflects the DIY ethos of Louie’s upcoming album, where Louie locked himself in his LA studio and recorded, produced, and mixed the songs with real instruments and analog gear. The result is a cohesive and fresh personal sound that layers his smooth vocal textures over upbeat guitars and yacht grooves. Imagine Tame Impala meets MGMT, with a dash of Steve Lacy. Heart of Gold is the perfect first single for his upcoming album full of uplifting music.

Mad Simple – “One Way Road”

Country: UK

Genre: Alt Rock

Words From the Artist: “In the heat of the moment or when the adrenaline hits you, time often can slow down. One Way Road is about that juxtaposition of emotion and how you can experience a range of feelings even in the most chaotic moments. A take home from the message within the lyrics is we can all get a huge moment of realisation in our lives and when we do, clarity of thought is crucial to take the right path going forward. Musically, this song started with the riff heard at the beginning of the song but had quite a relaxed vibe. The song evolved into a different beast entirely as a hard hitting rock song, which is reflective of the range of feels within the song itself – we hope you enjoy the journey you’re about to take!”

Whoop – “Cherry Cola”

Country: US

Genre: Indie Rock

Words From the Artist: “Women break hearts too. And it hurts a hell of a lot worse than when a man does it. That is all.”

AXiS – “Firewater”

Country: Romania

Genre: Hard Rock

Words From the Artist: “Firewater is the first single from our upcoming album ELECTRIC PEACE, available on June 15th. The title of the song is actually an inside joke referring to alcoholic beverages mostly, where the lyrics basically describe the whiskey-drinking-type of man.”

Royals x Autumn Fires – “Circles”

Country: UK

Genre: Pop Rock

Words From the Artist: The brand new single Circles is a collaboration between two of the most talked about, up & coming pop punk bands on the UK alternative music scene. It was written by Luke Smithson from Royals & Neil/Charlotte from Autumn Fires. Produced in house via Luke himself and mixed by Clint Murphy (Busted, Enter Shikari etc).

Daddy’s Beemer – “Daybreak”

Country: US

Genre: Grunge

Words From the Artist: The heaviest Daddy’s Beemer song to date, another single from the upcoming album, “Tangles”, Daybreak starts softly, but builds up to a powerful chorus before breaking down and starting over.

O. Wake – “Head in the Cloud”

Country: US

Genre: Alt Rock

Words From the Artist: Every year, we’re more integrated into our virtual worlds. An instantly familiar upbeat track, “Head in the Cloud” sardonically examines the ideology that paralyzes us to our phones, capturing a sense of melancholia with a danceable beat. O. Wake will play New York City’s New Colossus Festival just after release, and has been recently featured on Compact Cassette playlist.

The Dead Pollys – “Yes, Sir”

Country: Sweden

Genre: Punk

Words From the Artist: “This is the first single of the upcoming album. TRUTH OF TOMORROW is describing a world in flames and a future in ruins, the indivduals inability to break the daily Zombie-patterns & an absolutely insane repeated pursuit of recognition. There’s a huge frustration & people tend to give up rather than fight.”

Live Skull – “Neutralize The Outliers”

Country: US

Genre: Post-Punk

Words From the Artist: Both urgent and catchy, it’s an addictive anthem of otherness perfectly balanced with incredible guitar work and riffs. Recorded at legendary Deepsea in Hoboken NJ by Mark C, this is timely music, essential, impassioned, angry and beautiful. It’s the sound of Live Skull in the 21st Century, a desperate time that needs heroes like these. They are back from the past and still holding the post-punk sceptre.