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  • WATCH | Café Tacvba “Que No” + Tour Dates

    Ahead of the release of 'Jei Beibi,' Café Tacvba have released a video for the track "Que No" which features a "slender albino protagonist in a stark white universe" that gets into some trouble when a masked doppelgänger appears. Watch now!
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Recent News

LISTEN — Café Tacvba Featured On NPR

June 26th, 2017

Every month, NPR Music hits up 10 hosts, music directors and writers from public radio stations across the country for the new songs that just won’t let them go. It’s always exciting to watch the picks pour in — both to hear the range of music represented and to learn why those songs have been on everyone’s minds.

Café Tacvba, ‘El Mundo En Que Nací
from Jei Beibi

“El Mundo En Que Nací” is a lullaby from a father to a child, but it’s also a love song. It’s about a father holding his child in his arms for the first time — a singular, enduring moment in which he experiences a love that is uniquely real and a responsibility that is uniquely awesome. It’s about entering a brave new world and discovering a reason to continue. From the first few exquisite moments of the song to the to the strings and harpsichord accents that bring it to a close, the chord progression is both familiar and powerful, the song’s story and music effortlessly united. Clearly inspired by Pachelbel’s Canon in D, the song has a beauty and simplicity that create an easy peace. This is the most stunning piece of music I’ve heard in 2017.
—Anne Litt, KCRW

— via NPR


WATCH — Gracie & Rachel’s “(UN)COMFORTABLE”

June 23rd, 2017

“Immersing yourself in a contrasting environment sometimes leads to a whole new branch of art within your chosen medium. In the case of New York based Gracie and Rachel, the duo originates from California, fusing the calmness of the Pacific with the chaos New York can imprint on a mind. Their latest video for the track “(Un)comfortable” is a melancholic black and white four minutes, driven by both rich, layered violins (provided by Rachel), and ethereal vocals. The video displays both Gracie and Rachel, but they are never acting together, essentially existing on different planes. It’s a needed look at coexisting, the act of being supportive but separate as well.”

— via Impose Magazine


LISTEN — Juiceboxxx “Go To The Club Alone”

June 23rd, 2017

““Go To The Club Alone” is about being a pathetic loser sleeping on the floor of a basement and taking the bus to some boring DJ night because you don’t have anything better to do with your dumb life,” says Juiceboxx. “I also just wanted to make a sick punk rap song. It is inspired by everyone from Cypress Hill to The Modern Lovers. You can change your life.” Check the sounds and see if you can relate at all?”

— via Mass Appeal


WATCH — New P.O.S’ Video “Thieves/Kings” + Tour Dates

June 22nd, 2017

Check out this colorful and heartfelt new video from P.O.S for the song “Thieves/Kings” off of the album Chill, Dummy.

Tour Dates:
9/3 – Salt Lake City, UT – Crucialfest*
9/11 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
9/12 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
9/13 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
9/14 – Toledo, OH – The Ottawa Tavern
9/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
9/16 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
9/17 – Nashville – TN – Exit/In
9/19 – Wichita, KS – Barleycorn’s
9/20 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
9/21 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
9/22 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
9/23 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
9/24 – Dubuque, IA – The Lift
10/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Union – Jewel’s Room
10/5 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
10/6 – San Francisco, CA – Neck of The Woods
10/7 – Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
10/8 – Reno, NV – The Rack
10/11 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
10/12 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10/13 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound*
10/14 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo*
10/16 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
10/17 – Boise, ID – Reef
10/19 – Ft. Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
10/20 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
10/21 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/24 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium

* = B L A C K I E not appearing

WATCH — Making Movies’ “Locura Colectiva” Video + Tour Dates

June 21st, 2017

“Many musicians spend some of their time offstage passing on their knowledge to young, budding artists via music lessons. For their part, the members of the band Making Movies have dedicated themselves to working with youth in underprivileged areas of Kansas City, Mo. They say it keeps them grounded and connected to their roots — while at the same time providing inspiration for songwriting.”

— via NPR Music

Tour Dates:
6/15: Vancouver, CA @ Imperial *
6/16: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
6/18: Boise, ID @ The Olympic Venue *
6/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
6/21: Denver, CO @ The Bluebird *
6/24: Lawrence, KS @ Granada (w/ Get Up Kids)
7/9: Phoenix, AZ @ NCLR National Latino Family Expo
7/16: Memphis, TN @ Levitt Pavilion -2
7/18: Nashville, TN @ The Basement
7/27: Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar co-headline collaborative show with Ensemble Iberica
7/29: Des Moines, IA @ Warren Morrow Hispanic Festival
7/30: Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavillion
8/26: Grand Rapids, MI @ Annual Hispanic Festival
9/9: Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
10/24: Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark

* w/ Hurray for the Riff Raff

WATCH — Sylvan Esso’s Latest Video “The Glow”

June 20th, 2017

“Earlier this year, Sylvan Esso released their sophomore album, What Now, and today they’ve shared a video for “The Glow,” a track from it that was (at least partially) inspired by the Microphones album of the same name. (Choice lyrics: “Walking back from the show with my heart in echo/ So alone in the snow and Phil singing just to me only.”) The video, which was directed by Elise Tyler, follows a group of people as they make out and fuck around Brooklyn, intercut with shots of Amelia Meath dancing down the street in chunky boots, and it all culminates in a fight during the band’s show at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg. Check it out below.”

— via Stereogum


WATCH — Cold Specks’ “Wild Card”

June 20th, 2017

Ladan Hussein, known on stage as Cold Specks, reveals “Wild Card”, a track taken from her forthcoming record due later this year. The new single by the Somali-Canadian songwriter was shaped by selflessness and the strength of refugee women. “The sparse arrangement was written before the vocals and melodies,” says Hussein. “Those things came after I had visited my mother and noticed her frantically phoning people up. There was a man in my family’s store, a new refugee, who had travelled from Somalia to Canada. By water and by foot he had travelled half way around the world to establish a better life for himself and his family who were still at home. My mother had never met him before. He was a complete stranger from a familiar place. She took him to a local restaurant, fed him and found him somewhere to stay. I was astonished by her selflessness and kept humming ‘I’ll be there for you. Don’t know why’.”


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