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    Howling’s ‘Sacred Ground’ Is Out Now!

    The first full length record from Ry X (of the Mute Records trio, The Acid) and Frank Wiedemann (Innervisions/Âme) as Howling is out now via Modeselektor’s Monkeytown Records and Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records. Click through to listen!
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    Stream Twinsmith’s ‘Alligator Years’ via CMJ

    Twinsmith's second record 'Alligator Years' came out via Saddle Creek on May 4th, and now CMJ has a full album stream embedded on their site. Click through to listen! Stay tuned for U.S. tour dates!
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    New Hiatus Kaiyote Album Out Now! + US Tour Dates

    The Fader recently premiered a video from the upcoming album 'Choose Your Weapon' on their site. Click through to watch 'Breathing Underwater'!
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    STREAM Summer Camp’s ‘BAD LOVE’ @ Noisey

    Stream Summer Camp's third record in full at the Noisey site, and take in the full charm of this couple duo from London. In case you were wondering, 'Bad Love' is a "concept record about all the different types of bad love that a person can experience."
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    STREAM Nneka’s ‘My Fairy Tales’ via New York Times

    Like its creator, Nneka's fourth album is multinational and genre-hopping: it was recorded and produced in France, Denmark, and Nigeria while she was living in Paris. Click through to listen!
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    STREAM CALVIN LOVE’S “I Wanna Know” + TOUR DATES

    Calvin Love recently announced his new album "Super Future" and a bunch of North American tour dates. Click through to listen to the first single "I Wanna Know" and see if he's playing your town!
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    STREAM JAGA JAZZIST’s “STARFIRE” + TOUR DATES

    Long-running, genre-crossing Norwegian band Jaga Jazzist are releasing a new album titled Starfire on June 2 via Ninja Tune. Click through to listen to the 9 minute title track and to see their upcoming tour dates!

Recent News

WATCH — Pimps of Joytime “The Jump”

May 27th, 2015

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“With a funk and soul aesthetic drawn from Brooklyn and New Orleans, the Pimps of Joytime just sounds like a city band. So there’s a moment of cognitive dissonance in the New York group’s video for new song “The Jump” when the musicians are frolicking in nature. The video premieres today on Speakeasy. The song has a lean, hard edge, thanks to a twitchy beat and a dry, jangling guitar riff. Fittingly, the color-saturated clip opens with a shot of singer and guitarist Brian J on horseback, before cutting among scenes of the band members dancing and performing the song surrounded by trees and a dilapidated cabin in the Rockies.” — via The Wall Street Journal

Click HERE to read the rest of the Wall Street Journal’s preview, or watch “The Jump” below!

LISTEN — Róisín Murphy “Gone Fishing”

May 26th, 2015

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“[Róisín] Murphy’s output over the past near-decade has been wildly unpredictable, ranging from dance bangers with porno guitars (“Orally Fixated”) to an Édith Piaf-inspired EP of Italian art songs not to mention two remix EPs that might have stirred the highest of emotions on the dancefloor, if only people heard them. And [her new album] Hairless Toys continues this trend. It’s the most cerebral work of Murphy’s decades-long career, and arguably the one with her most creative control yet, letting listeners closer into her head than ever yet keeping them at a distance even there.” — via Pitchfork

Check out “Gone Fishing” (a track from the forthcoming album “Hairless Toys”) below!

WATCH — Young Fathers ‘Live on KEXP’

May 24th, 2015

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“White Men Are Black Men Too – Young Fathers‘ inclusiveness extends beyond the title of their latest LP. The adventurous followup to their Mercury Prize winning debut expands upon their already unconventional hip-hop-infused art pop toward an even wider spanning blend of gospel, soul, psych, prog and alt rock, and African rhythms. All of this coming from an Edinburgh, Scotland-based trio! Recently, Young Fathers returned to the KEXP studio for another stunning set of hard-to-classify but impossible-not-to-enjoy new songs.” — via KEXP

Check out the full in-studio performance below!

WATCH — Fashawn Interview On 247HH

May 23rd, 2015

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Check out this extensive multi-part interview with Fashawn that the folks at 247HH.com did! Part one is embedded below, check out parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 by clicking on their corresponding numbers.

LISTEN — WIN WIN “Been So Long (Larry Gus Remix)”

May 22nd, 2015

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“Who doesn’t love a weird song every now and then? A song that makes you stop in your tracks and go, “Wait, what the hell am I listening to?” Larry Gus has managed to pull off such a track with his remix of “Been So Long,” originally released by WIN WIN roughly a month ago via Arts & Crafts. Comparing the two side-by-side results reveals two vastly different approaches to music-making, both rooted in experimentation and originality.” — via Indie Shuffle

Click HERE to listen to the remix, or check out the original below.

WATCH — Greg Grease “Work Song”

May 22nd, 2015

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“American dream, we sell it cheap” Greg Grease raps in the latest video from his killer “Born to Lurk, Forced to Work” record. “Work Song” goes through the struggles of work, the work needed to pay the bills, the work needed to get where you want, the work to have a family and a life. The compromises you make to make it all work. The work. The video showcases vintage clips of black men and women working, from high society people in their finery down to chain gangs. It’s simple, powerful, and beautiful. Grease says, “Work Song is that motivation to get the coin shamelessly however that may be. Soundtrack to the work day.” — via AfroPunk

Check out the video for “Work Song” below!

WATCH — Rone “Acid Reflux”

May 21st, 2015

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“Rone’s “Acid Reflux” is the latest video from the French producer’s Creatures LP that is currently out now on InFiné. Directed by Ilan Cohen and Boris Levy, the film is part live action, part animation. “Acid Reflux” reminds us of those moments we may choose to forget: the anxiety associated with a solo journey on a higher plane of consciousness with total loss of reality and no idea where the exit is.”

Watch the video below, or catch him on the road!

MAY
23 – Chicago – Primary Night Club
24 – Detroit – Movement Festival
26 – Philadelphia – The Dolphin
27 – Washington DC – U Street
28 – Boston – Middlesex Night Club
29 – Brooklyn – Good Room
30 – Montreal – Theatre Fairmount

JUNE
2 – Toronto – Wrong Bar
4 – LA – Los Globos
5 – San Francisco – Rickshaw Stop
6 – Seattle – The Crocodile

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