BADBADBADNOTGOOD's new album sounds "something like a jam session in space between Can, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, Weather Report, Arthur Russell & MF DOOM." Click through to hear the single "Lavender (ft. Kaytranada),” and then check out the whole thing!
Earlier this year, Marian Hill signed to Universal Music group affiliates Photo Finish/Republic Records, who released their wildly popular “Sway” EP in February. Now they're about to set out on a headlining tour of North America, to support their upcoming full length 'ACT ONE'. Click through for the full story.
Shawn Lee (Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra, AM & Shawn Lee) and Andy Platts (Mamas Gun) have teamed up as Young Gun Silver Fox, and they're getting ready to release their own brand of "yacht rock" on American shores. Check out the lead track "You Can Feel It" now!
According to KCRW, "“Canibal” is a well-crafted video that poignantly explores a self-reflexive perspective on how we cannibalize our feelings and, to a further extent, our identities. It’s a very fitting interpretation that accents the lyrical thematic by iLE & director Juan Manuel Costa of El Birque Animaciones." Click through to watch it now!
The 'Cheetah EP' is slower than Aphex Twin’s last few records, and its beats are straighter... but, as Pitchfork points out, "crucially, with his beats less busy, it has left James more room to focus on spine-tinglingly rich tunings and timbres. And that’s where Cheetah really stands out."
“The Toronto improvisational band BADBADNOTGOOD recently released its fourth album, IV. The instrumental group includes Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Leland Whitty on saxophone and Alexander Sowinski on drums. The four, most of whom met at Humber College, have become known for their jazz-inflected covers of hip-hop songs and, notably, for their collaborations with Tyler, the Creator. Recently, the band also worked with Ghostface Killah on the album Sour Stones; they subsequently toured together.” — via NPR
Listen to the entire session below, or click HERE for video from the session!
DJ Shadow has unveiled the music video for the song “Nobody Speak” featuring Run The Jewels, a standout track from his latest album ‘The Mountain Will Fall,’ out now on Mass Appeal Records. The video depicts a meeting of leaders that quickly descends into chaos, a scene not unlike what is unfolding in governments around the globe. It also features cameos by DJ Shadow and Run The Jewels. Says DJ Shadow: “We wanted to make a positive, life-affirming video that captures politicians at their election-year best. We got this instead.” Says Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike: “It’s such a dope video. It’s what I really wish Trump and Hillary would just do and get it over with…And even in that fight I think Hillary would win – and that’s not an endorsement.” The video was directed by Sam Pilling and produced by Pulse Films, stars Igor Tsyshkevych and Ian Bailey, and was shot in NYC, London and Ukraine.
Watch “Nobody Speak” below, and catch DJ Shadow at one of his upcoming dates!
September 27 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
September 28 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
Septemeber 29 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
September 30 – 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA
October 1 – Star Theater – Portland, OR
October 2 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
October 3 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
October 6 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
October 7 – Metro – Chicago, IL
October 8 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
October 9 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC
October 10 – Theatre of The Living Arts – Philadelphia,PA
October 11 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
October 13 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
October 14 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
October 15 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
“Allen Stone is incredibly down-to- earth and grateful that he gets to sing for a living – something that was apparent from the minute we met him in the parking lot at 8am for load in until the minute he walked out the door. The self-described hippie from rural Washington is charming enough before he starts to sing, but once he gets on stage, he wins over anyone within listening distance with his soulful sound. We were thrilled to get him back in studio around his latest release – the deluxe edition of “Radius” – and he also treated us to a brand new song. His love for Stevie Wonder comes through more than ever on “Naturally”.” — via KCRW
“After starting his career in the vocal group The Del Rios, soul singer William Bell wrote and released his first solo single, “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” on Stax Records in 1961. While at Stax, he also co-wrote “Born Under A Bad Sign,” which became bluesman Albert King‘s signature song. Five decades later, after not making a record for almost 10 years, he was encouraged to go into the studio with Americana producer John Leventhal. The result was Bell’s new album This Is Where I Live. In this session, Bell proves he’s still a soul man extraordinaire who retains his fantastic voice and ability to sell a song’s message. His band for this performance, assembled by Leventhal, includes Amos Lee and Levon Helm’s daughter Amy Helm on backing vocals.” — via NPR
“Musically, Yeasayer has never been able to stand still. Its 2007 debut, All Hour Cymbals, with its world-beat pulse and huge choruses, caused some listeners to peg the Brooklyn band as a bunch of flower children. Three years later, Yeasayer changed course with its synth-poppy second album, Odd Blood. Now, after a much-needed break, the band is on its fourth album, Amen & Goodbye. In this session, members Anand Wilder and Ira Wolf Tuton discuss the making of the new record, including their choice to isolate themselves away from Brooklyn in the name of creativity. Hear the conversation, plus live performances from this year’s Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia, at the audio link [below].” — via NPR
Listen to the audio from the session below, or click HERE to watch video of their performance.
“Brooklyn art-punk quartet Pill are set to drop their debut album, Convenience, tomorrow. They’ve already shared a third of the 12-track album, and each single has hinted at a comfort and audacity that belies this being their first full-length effort. The first vocal sounds on Convenience are raspy ululations from Veronica Torres, but the album gets so engagingly far-flung from those initial chilling screams. Torres keeps the ear guessing with a deft mix of poetry, rants, laments, affirmations, daggers — all sharp and scathing — aimed at any and everyone who tries to limit her as a woman in any way, shape, or form. Sample perspicacity: “Which is true? Our word is truth among women. Our word is truth against myself. A story retold and refashioned: There is no resolution. Only revolution, in the collected memories of our bodies.” Sheesh. Along with the myriad issues Torres tackles from numerous perspectives of political plight, the sonics accompany her every move, matching her dexterity. From the sultry sax of “Fetish Queen” and “My Rights” to the squelching distortion on “Sex With Santa” and the vibrant twang of “Speaking Up,” each soundscape swells underneath her to lift each mode of her voice to its maximum potency. Pill don’t sound like rookies at all. Through Torres’ strength and conviction and the band’s fearless, exquisite arrangements to bolster them, this album soars.” — via Stereogum
“Danny Brown’s latest single has arrived. “Pneumonia” is from his upcoming record Atrocity Exhibition, which is out September 30 via Warp. It’s produced by Evian Christ, and features ad libs from Schoolboy Q… In June, he shared his first new song since 2013’s Old, “When It Rain.” Recently, he revealed that Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, Kelela, Ab-Soul, and others will appear on the album. Next month, Brown will start his “Exhibition 2016” tour in support of Atrocity Exhibition.” — via Pitchfork
Listen to “Pneumonia” below, and scroll down for Danny’s fall tour dates!
09-09 New York, NY – Webster Hall
09-14 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts
09-15 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
09-16 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
09-17 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
09-18 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
09-21 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
09-22 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
09-23 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09-24 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
09-25 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09-27 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
09-28 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
10-01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10-02 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10-04 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
10-05 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10-06 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue Theater
10-07 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10-08 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
10-11 San Francisco, CA – Regency
10-12 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
10-14 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
10-15 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
10-16 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
10-17 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10-18 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10-20 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10-21 Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
10-23 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10-25 New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
10-26 Nashville, TN – Exit In
10-27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10-28 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
10-29 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10-30 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
11-01 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11-02 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
11-03 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
11-04 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11-05 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop