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LISTEN — Greg Grease ‘Motif EP’ (Produced by Javi Santiago)

August 3rd, 2015

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Greg Grease is going to release three free EPs, that each feature a different producer behind Greg’s flow. When asked about the project, Greg said, “I just wanted to give out some free music, there will be more to come. Collaborated with a different producer for each EP. They are free but you can also donate via the bandcamp page if you feel inclined. First one with producer Javi Santiago out of South MPLS. Peace.”

Check out the ‘Motif’ EP below.

WATCH — Bomba Estéreo “Somos Dos”

August 3rd, 2015

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“‘Somos Dos’ is my personal story of true love. This is a love that I feel for someone and the magical place where we met is on the coast. The video was filmed in the Tayrona National Park and my home of Santa Marta, Colombia, which is important to me because it’s the inspiration for my music. My hometown is a paradise and I want to share it with everyone because ‘somos dos y somos todos.’” – LILIANA SAUMET

LISTEN — Tummy Touch Reissues Skylab Classics

August 2nd, 2015

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In the 1990s, Skylab was thrown in with the trip hop lot. Their two albums, #1 (1994) and #2: 199 Large as Life and Twice as Natural, were dark and dusty and abstract, but they were in their own odd way magical, mysterious, and filled with a wide-eyed wonder at the sounds of the natural world… Both albums were reissued digitally for the first time on June 9th by Tummy Touch records, connoisseurs of left field beats.” — via DJ Mag

Check out some of the tracks from the re-issue project below!

LISTEN — Deebs & Jarell Perry “Driving Blind (Kodak To Graph Remix)”

August 1st, 2015

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“Last month, Toronto’s Will Diebel dropped his latest EP as Deebs in collaboration with L.A. singer Jarell Perry. Now the EP’s opening track, “Driving Blind,” has an official remix courtesy of producer Kodak to Graph. The Iranian-American producer takes an experimental approach to the song, making it more dance-friendly using uptempo vocals and cuts that contrast original’s shadowy suspense. Listen to it above and catch Kodak in his new home city of Los Angeles at Echo Park Rising on August 14.” — via Hypetrak

LISTEN — Farao “Warriors”

July 31st, 2015

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“Accompanied by twinkling chimes, wayward synthlines and hint of vaudeville showmanship, “Warriors” is an interesting mix of Beirut-tinged horns and theremin-esque hooks, all anchored by Kari Jahnsen’s sparkling vocals. Just make sure to hold on tight, because she’s about to take us to places unknown.” — via Paper

WATCH — Doomtree “Generator”

July 30th, 2015

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“On this year’s All Hands, Minneapolis collective Doomtree offered a record as varied as the personalities of the rappers that make up the crew. The A.V. Club premieres the video for “Generator” below, a track that sees the band’s make good on its promise to “never settle.” It’s a bombastic call to arms that also showcases the group’s pop-culture acumen with references to Depeche Mode and The Princess Bride. Directed by James Gundersen, the video features the members of Doomtree taking to the streets of their native Minneapolis, cutting imposing portraits against the desolation of a Midwestern winter.” — via A.V. Club

LISTEN — Craig Finn “Maggie I’ve Been Searching For Our Son”

July 29th, 2015

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“As the Hold Steady has started leaving longer intervals between albums, singer Craig Finn has taken up the slack with solo efforts, including an upcoming release that opens with the song “Maggie I’ve Been Searching for Our Son.” … With an emphasis on melancholy keyboards and synths instead of raucous electric guitars, the song is a character sketch that picks up in the middle of what sounds like a wrenching settling of accounts. Finn says the tune was one of the first ones he finished for the new album, “Faith in the Future.”” — via Wall Street Journal

Check out “Maggie I’ve Been Searching For Our Son” and Craig Finn tour dates below!

Tour Dates
Oct. 14 – Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theatre
Oct. 15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Oct. 16 – Albany, NY @ The Hollow
Oct. 17 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Oct. 19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Oct. 20 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi Fi
Oct. 22 – Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music
Oct. 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club
Oct. 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Women’s Club Theatre
Oct. 25 – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Oct. 26 – Rock Island, IL @ Rozz-Tox
Oct. 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Oct. 30 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Ballroom at the Taft
Oct. 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
Nov. 02 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Nov. 03 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Nov. 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Nov. 05 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Wonder Bar
Nov. 06 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

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