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    Gabriel Garzón-Montano is releasing his debut LP, Jardín, via Stones Throw Records on January 27th. Check out the track "Crawl" now!
  • LISTEN | Bonobo “No Reason (ft. Nick Murphy)” + Tour Dates

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  • READ | Marfa Myths Announces Line-Up

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  • LISTEN | Thundercat “Friend Zone”

    Alongside releasing the track "Friend Zone" from his forthcoming LP 'Drunk,' Thundercat recently sat down with Pitchfork to talk about Valentine's Day and relationships. Click through for both!
  • WATCH | Chance The Rapper’s Grammy Performance + TOUR DATES

    Chance was nominated for seven Grammys this year, and he managed to walk away with three awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album despite the fact that he's still independent. Check out his performance from that evening and tour dates now!
  • WATCH | Kate Tempest “Europe Is Lost” + Tour Dates

    This fan (Manuel Braun) produced video for Kate Tempest's "Europe Is Lost" is chock full of TV footage of the US election, Isis, the KKK, Trump, beauty pageants and other apocalyptic scenes. Watch the video and check out tour dates now!
  • LISTEN | Hanni El Khatib “This I Know”

    On the heels of several EPs in 2016, Hanni El Khatib is set to release a new full length album called, 'Savage Times,' on February 17th. Click through for the single, "This I Know," and a short behind the scenes video.

Recent News

LISTEN — Ibibio Sound Machine ‘Uyai’

February 24th, 2017

“Eno Williams, the lead singer and spiritual force behind Ibibio Sound Machine, was born in London, but she relocated to her mother’s native Nigeria as a girl. It’s a move that, years, later, would make a profound impact on musical career. In 2014, Ibibio Sound Machine’s eponymous debut album skillfully combined London electronic club music with Nigerian funk and pop, making for a compelling, ear-popping experience. The band’s follow-up album, Uyai, strengthens and deepens that cross-cultural alchemy.”

— via NPR

Listen to ‘Uyai’ in its entirety below!

LISTEN — The Mountain Goats “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds” + Tour Dates

February 23rd, 2017

“A couple of weeks ago, the Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle published Universal Harvester, his second novel (or, if you count the novella he published about a kid in a psychiatric hospital who needs his Black Sabbath tape to survive — which I totally do — his third). It’s a deeply creepy and oddly moving story about a young man who discovers cryptic, dark things being secretly recorded onto the VHS tapes at the late-’90s Iowa video-rental place where he works. It’s great. And today, the book landed Darnielle on the New York Times Bestseller List. So this seems like as good a day as any to announce a new Mountain Goats album.

Later this spring, Darnielle’s band will release the new LP Goths. They recorded it in Nashville with producer Brandon Eggleston. There is no guitar on the album — a pretty crazy thing when you consider that for years, the Mountain Goats was nothing but Darnielle’s voice and a guitar. It includes one song, “Rain In Soho,” that the band recorded with members of the Nashville Symphony Chorus. First single “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back To Leeds” is a sort of story-song about the frontman of goth overlords the Sisters Of Mercy. That, combined with the album and song titles, makes me think maybe the album will be all about the goth subculture, the same way that the last Mountain Goats album, the great Beat The Champ, was all about the pro wrestling subculture.”

— via Stereogum

Check out the lead single from ‘Goths,’ “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds” below! And, don’t miss them on the road this summer!

TOUR DATES:
Apr 01 Cary, NC — Bond Brothers Beer Company
Apr 06 Perth, AU — Badlands
Apr 07 Adelaide, AU — Fowler’s
Apr 08 Adelaide, AU — The Ed Castle SOLD OUT
Apr 09 Marrickville, AU — The Factory Theatre
Apr 11 Melbourne, AU — The Toff SOLD OUT
Apr 12 Richmond, AU — Corner Hotel SOLD OUT
Apr 13 Byron Bay, AU — Bluesfest
Apr 14 Byron Bay, AU — Bluesfest
May 22 Atlanta, GA — Terminal West
May 23 Nashville, TN — Cannery Ballroom
May 25 Birmingham, AL — Saturn
May 26 New Orleans, LA — The Republic
May 27 Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
May 28 Dallas, TX — Trees
May 31 Los Angeles, CA — Mayan Theater
Jun 01 San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
Jun 02 San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
Jun 04 Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom
Jun 05 Seattle, WA — The Showbox
Jun 23 New York, NY — Beacon Theatre ^
Jun 24 New York, NY — Beacon Theatre ^
Jun 26 New Haven, CT — College Street Music Hall ^
Jun 27 Boston, MA — Blue Hills Bank Pavilion ^
Jun 28 Providence, RI — Columbus Theatre
Jun 30 Columbia, MD — Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
Jul 01 Cincinnati, OH — PNC Pavilion at Riverband Music ^
Jul 02 Huber Heights, OH — Rose Music Center ^
Jul 05 Papillion, NE — Sumtur Amphitheater ^
Jul 06 Des Moines, IA — Wooley’s
Jul 07 Saint Paul, MN — The Palace Theatre ^
Jul 08 Madison, WI — Majestic Theatre
Jul 09 Bloomington, IL — Castle Theatre
Jul 11 Sioux Falls, SD — The Washington Pavilion ^
Jul 12 Saint Louis, MO — Peabody Opera House ^
Jul 13 Oklahoma City, OK — ACM@UCO Performance Lab
Jul 14 Austin, TX — ACL Live at the Moody Theater ^

^ – w/ Jason Isbell

WATCH — P.O.S “Bully (ft. Rapper Hooks and Moncelas Boston)”

February 22nd, 2017

P.O.S just released his newest album Chill, dummy which was his first since his 2012’s We Don’t Even Live Here. After this new release, P.O.S shares with us a new video for “Bully” featuring two other Minneapolis performers known as Rapper Hooks and Moncelas Boston. The track already has that aggressive tone to match the title “Bully.” The black and white video couldn’t be more fitting to their message giving the dramatic and assertive attitude. They don’t shy away from the call of the song with the words “The world is yours/F*** it until it’s mine/Get out of mine/Get out of mine…Bully.” The track gives the clear message for those bully types to stay away as they plan to take over by slowly making their presence known to towns all around the U.S.”

— via mxdwn.com

Watch “Bully” below!

LISTEN — Coco Hames “When You Said Goodbye”

February 21st, 2017

“[Recently] on The Best Show, Coco Hames shared “When You Said Goodbye,” the gossamer jangle-pop opener from her self-titled solo debut, out March 31. Coco Hames is a deeply personal record filled with poignant ruminations on love lost and found, dreams dashed then rediscovered, and its ten songs manage to pinpoint exquisite light amid life’s darkness.

“I have avoided writing a straight-up breakup song about my feelings, but that’s what I did with this one,” the former frontwoman of The Ettes writes about the track. “These are my observations and Ed Grimley-esque justifications for my seesaw of emotions (I’m so sad! It’s okay! Are we friends? Should we be friends? Why be friends? Why do I care? Was it ever real? What??). It’s very literal, which for me teeters between embarrassing and beautiful.”

Coco Hames will be playing at SXSW, and more opportunities to see her live are on the horizon! Listen to her previously released track “I Do Love You” and pre-order Coco Hames now on CD and LP in the Merge store, or digitally here. The first 250 LP orders in our store will receive limited-edition opaque green vinyl! All pre-orders will include a free Coco Hames button, while supplies last, and will ship to arrive on or around the release date of March 31.”

— via Merge Records

Listen to “When You Said Goodbye” below!

WATCH — Chance The Rapper’s Grammy Performance + Tour Dates

February 20th, 2017

“Chance the Rapper has just made history at the 2017 Grammy Awards. With the 23-year-old rapper’s win for best new artist on Sunday night, the Chicago native became the first artist to win a Grammy for a streaming-only album. Before this year’s Grammys nominations were announced, the rules were changed to allow artists who were unsigned or released streaming-only albums to be eligible. Many saw the move from The Recording Academy, which gives out the Grammy Awards, as an endorsement of Chance specifically and his acclaimed album “Coloring Book.” Chance is also not signed to a label, another first at the Grammys. In all, he’s nominated for seven awards. Before the show, he won best rap performance for “No Problem.” While onstage to accept the Grammy for best new artist, Chance thanked God and “all of Chicago.””

— via Business Insider

Watch Chance’s Grammy performance below, and be sure to catch him on one of this upcoming North American tour dates!

TOUR DATES:

04.24.17 / San Diego, CA / Valley View Casino Center
04.26.17 / Oakland, CA / Oracle Arena
04.27.17 / Sacramento, CA / Golden 1 Center
04.29.17 / Salt Lake City, UT / Maverik Center
04.30.17 / Boise, ID / Ford Idaho Center
05.02.17 / Morrison, CO / Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05.03.17 / Morrison, CO / Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05.05.17 / Dallas, TX / JMBLYA
05.06.17 / Austin, TX / JMBLYA
05.07.17 / Houston, TX / Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
05.09.17 / Tulsa, OK / BOK Center
05.10.17 / Omaha, NE / Century Link Center
05.12.17 / St Paul, MN / Xcel Energy Center
05.13.17 / Kansas City, KS / Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
05.14.17 / St Louis, MO / Scottrade Center
05.16.17 / Columbus, OH / Nationwide Arena
05.18.17 / Detroit, MI / The Palace In Auburn Hills
05.19.17 / Cleveland, OH / Blossom Music Center
05.20.17 / Pittsburgh, PA / PPG Paints Arena
05.21.17 / Gulf Shores, AL / Hangout Festival
05.24.17 / Toronto, ON / Budweiser Stage
05.25.17 / Montreal, QC / Bell Centre
05.26.17 / Boston, MA / Boston Calling
05.28.17 / Seattle, WA / Sasquatch
05.31.17 / Buffalo, NY / Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
06.02.17 / New York, NY / Governors Ball
06.03.17 / Virginia Beach, VA / Veterans United Home Loans Amp.
06.04.17 / Washington, DC / Jiffy Lube Live
06.06.17 / Baltimore, MD / Royal Farms Arena
06.07.17 / Greensboro, NC / Greensboro Coliseum
06.08.17 / Charlotte, NC / PNC Music Pavilion
06.10.17 / Manchester, TN / Bonnaroo
06.11.17 / Atlanta, GA / Lakewood Amphitheatre
06.13.17 / Miami, FL / American Airlines Arena
06.14.17 / Tampa, FL / Amalie Arena
06.16.17 / Eau Claire, WI / Eaux Claires Festival
06.17.17 / Dover, DE / Firefly Music Festival
10.03.17 / Los Angeles, CA / Hollywood Bowl
10.04.17 / Los Angeles, CA / Hollywood Bowl

LISTEN — Wax Tailor Interview w/ Colorado Public Radio

February 19th, 2017

“Recent terror attacks in France shocked the world. A shooting at a Paris concert venue felt especially scary for music fans there.

French music producer Wax Tailor watched this unfold in his home country. He had just wrapped up a U.S. tour two weeks before the Paris attack.

“It was very, very, very dark,” Tailor says. “I remember a morning just thinking: I would just like to take a ticket and hit the road in the U.S. Like just making a road trip.”

That fantasy became the motivation for his new album “By Any Beats Necessary.” Tailor says he wanted to create the ideal soundtrack for an American road trip as a sort of escape from reality.

So he immersed himself in American music — starting with the blues. It was a new world for the producer.

“I was not such a huge fan of the blues from the ’40s and all that,” he says. “But I just dig a little bit more. It was interesting to inject it into my music and try to make it my way.””

— via Colorado Public Radio

Check out audio from the interview HERE or watch “If I Had A Woman” below!

WATCH — Ibibio Sound Machine “Give Me A Reason”

February 18th, 2017

Ibibio Sound Machine invite us all to join their electrifying dance party in the new video for “Give Me a Reason” from the band’s full-length Merge debut Uyai, which will be in stores on March 3. The director of the clip, Ciaran Lyons of Forest of Black, writes: “The aim with the video was to create something that would do justice to the vibrancy and energy of the song. I felt like I could hear lasers, flashing lights, and dancing. Eno is such a great performer, and she has such striking stage costumes that she made the shoot itself really easy and fun. Afterwards, all I needed to do was create some of those lasers and flashing lights—which I did by hand-drawing them.”

Watch “Give Me A Reason” below!

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