So-and-so is releasing a new five-track EP in a few months, your problematic fave dropped a pretty risque new video and that washed up band that no one has even thought of for a good decade now, has decided to reunite and head out on a world tour. These are the things I need to post at a fervent pace, to not only keep up with the over-saturated blogosphere, but to harness the steady stream of emails that will inevitably continue their high-pressured pursuit into my inbox all hours of the day for the remainder of the week, (and probably on the weekend too, depending on the publicist.)

So to combat the rat-race, we're offering a content compromise in the form of our new daily column, Live From The Gutter - an afternoon recap of the day's press releases and the contents of my 405 email.


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Transviolet share ultra cool video for 'Night Vision

All hail Transviolet and their new video for 'Night Vision,' a track from their debut EP. The video is directed by band front-woman Sarah McTaggart, who said: "I'm fascinated by cults. The second I had the opportunity to direct this video, I knew it would inevitably devolve into a b-rated horror movie involving human sacrifice."

Kornél Kovács reveals new track 'The Bells' from new album

Kornel Kovacs' debut album'The Bells' will be released on Studio Barnhus this week and today, he's released the title track. "Kornél's bells will echo far beyond the nervous and trend sensitive ”dance" genre that our label sometimes is associated with, and into pop history. It’s one of our best, most innovative and creative releases to date, and the fact that one of my best friends has managed to do this on the label we share together makes me so proud that I want to cry. The Bells is the reason I dreamed of starting a label in the first place," Studio Barnhus label boss, Axel Boman said.

ODONIS ODONIS share new video for 'Needs'

Odonis Odonis has shared a new video for 'Needs,' from their latest epic Post Plague. Director Scott Cudmore explains 'Needs' is about "Old, entitled, white men and the system of oppression and exploitation that they've created to serve their...well...needs, which are usually money and power. I'm looking at this through the lens of science fiction, but I wanted to depict that power structure breaking down finally. Breaking down internally. There's no linear narrative and you are free to think of that aspect in any way, but each image is a depiction of this breakdown as well as of repression, exploitation and desperation."

APOTHEK announce new UK/EU dates alongside debut LP

Oslo-based duo APOTHEK announce a bunch of new UK/EU live dates in order to support the release of their self-titled debut LP, which is out September 30 via Propeller Recordings. Festivities kick off with a hometown show at Parkteatret on October 21st, followed by London's The Pickle Factory on October 25. Find all dates below.

  • 15 SEP 2016 | VILL VILL VEST, BERGEN (NO)
  • 21 OCT 2016 | PARKTEATRET, OSLO (NO)
  • 25 OCT 2016 | PICKLE FACTORY, LONDON (UK)
  • 23 NOV 2016 | MOLOTOW, HAMBURG (DE)
  • 24 NOV 2016 | MUSIK & FRIEDEN, BERLIN (DE)

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Other news:

Chance the Rapper and Britney Spears will play Apple Music Festival

Lorde responds to impatient fan with an album update

Prince's Paisley Park is opening to the public in October

Chance the Rapper says James Blake bailed on "big-ass mansion" rent