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    WATCH | Agnes Obel “It’s Happening Again”

    NPR calls "It's Happening Again" a "stirring piece of music that conjures an emotion one might feel when waking from a dream or reliving a past experience." Watch the video for "It's Happening Again" now!
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    READ | NxWorries (Knxwledge & Anderson .Paak) Interview w/ The Fader

    Stones Throw recently issued the debut album, Yes Lawd!, from the singer/producer duo, NxWorries, and The Fader gets at the heart of the album. Read the interview now!
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    LISTEN | TOY ‘Clear Shot’

    According to NPR, TOY's third full-length, Clear Shot, is "even further proof of just how vivid and inviting psychedelia can be in the 21st century." Click here to stream 'Clear Shot' in its entirety now!
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    WATCH | Laura Marling “Soothing”

    Alongside the announcement her new album 'Semper Femina,' comes Laura Marling’s directorial debut for the album’s opening track, “Soothing,” which was inspired by a series of vivid dreams she had whilst making the album.
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    LISTEN | Run The Jewels “Legend Has It” + Tour Dates

    Run the Jewels have finally announced the full details of their highly anticipated new studio album, RTJ3! Check out the new track “Legend Has It” — produced by El-P and co-produced by Little Shalimar & Wilder Zoby - now!
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    LISTEN | Wax Tailor – New Album & US Tour Dates

    Wax Tailor‘s fifth studio album “By Any Beats Necessary” is out now! This new take on the western frontier leads us on a fabled road where blues, psychedelic rock, soul, funk and hip-hop collide
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    LISTEN | Matt Pond PA “Whoa” + Tour Dates

    Matt Pond PA are back with a new full length album called Winter Lives! Check out the bittersweet childhood feels in “Whoa (Thirteen and Sledding with Kerry in Northern New Hampshire)” now!

Recent News

LISTEN — Run The Jewels Announce RTJ3, Share “Legend Has It” + Tour Dates

December 5th, 2016

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Run the Jewels have finally announced the full details of their highly anticipated new studio album, RTJ3. The follow-up to RTJ2 (Pitchfork’s number one album of 2014) is out January 13 digitally worldwide, with the North American physical release set for January 13 and the international physical release set for January 20. The self-released album will be available as a free download as well as on CD and LP (in partnership with distributor RED Distribution). Find the new track “Legend Has It”—produced by El-P and co-produced by Little Shalimar & Wilder Zoby—below. (It features a censored version of El’s teased “unicorn horn for a cock” line.) The album features Danny Brown, Kamasi Washington, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Trina, Boots, and more. It features the previously released songs “Talk to Me,” “Panther Like a Panther (I’m the Shit),” and “2100.” RTJ will head out on tour next year.” — via Pitchfork

Check out “Legend Has It” below!

TOUR DATES:
12-17 Houston, TX – Day For Night Fest
01-11 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
01-12 Washington, DC – Echostage
01-13 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
01-14 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
01-16 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
01-17 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
01-18 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
01-20 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
01-21 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
01-23 Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
01-24 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
01-25 Miami, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
01-29 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
01-30 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
02-01 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Expo Hall
02-02 San Jose, CA – SJ Civic Auditorium
02-03 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
02-05 Arcata, CA – Van Duzer Theatre
02-06 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
02-07 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
02-08 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue Theatre
02-10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
02-11 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
02-13 Kansas City, MO – The Midland
02-14 Minneapolis, MN – Myth
02-15 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
02-17 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
02-18 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
02-19 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
02-21 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
02-22 Portland, ME – State Theater
02-24 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
02-25 New York, NY – Terminal 5
02-26 New York, NY – Terminal 5

LISTEN — Nathan Fake “Now We Know”

December 4th, 2016

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“Perhaps best known for his early output on James Holden’s imprint Border Community, Nathan Fake rose to prominence back in 2006 with his debut LP ‘Drowning In A Sea Of Love‘, an album that has since become a timeless staple in the realms of leftfield electronica and post-KLF trancey ambient. Ahead of the release of his forthcoming LP and just in time for Christmas, the Norwich-based producer will release his first record of the year via Ninja Tune on 2nd December 2016. On ‘DEGREELESSNESS‘, Nathan delivers a solid two-track 12″ featuring a collaboration with NYC-based resident Prurient aka Vatican Shadow (founder of Hospital Productions) and an original track of his own hand, which Nathan explains to be “an attempt at a more traditional house track, built around a sample, Casio keyboard drums and FM synth, crushed onto cassette tape. It was written and recorded in a single afternoon in London, circa 2010.”” — via Inverted Audio

Check out “Now We Know” below!

LISTEN — Run The Jewels Interview w/ KUTX

December 3rd, 2016

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“This week we talk to two very different groups about partnerships and the inspirations that guide their voices. First we hear from El-P and Killer Mike from the hip hop collaboration known as Run the Jewels. The two rappers start out talking about early influences (Prince’s “Beautiful Ones” and Ice-T’s “6 In The Morning”) and end up expressing their love and respect for Southern Rock, The Clash, Outlaw Country and early hip hop and rap.” — via KUTX

Listen to the interview below, or click HERE to stream it at KUTX’s website.

LISTEN — Kid Koala “The Observable Universe” + Tour Dates

December 2nd, 2016

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Just in time for winter, Kid Koala announces Music To Draw To: Satellite, an ambient electronic record featuring vocals by Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini. An uncharted journey for the legendary scratch DJ, producer, and composer, Kid Koala’s fifth studio album is an emotional work of expansive instrumental soundscapes and chilling vocal ballads.

Music To Draw To: Satellite will be released January 20, 2017 on Arts & Crafts on 2LP vinyl, CD, MP3, and Deluxe CD w/ sketchbook.

A record of many firsts for Eric San, the inaugural volume in the Music To Draw To series finds Kid Koala collaborating with a singer, writing lyrics, and producing and performing all instruments. Satellite is the renowned audio-collagist’s first non-sample-based record, using an array of synthesizers, keys, guitars, basses, strings, turntables, noisemakers, and inventive recording techniques to create its celestial atmosphere.

Listen to “The Observable Universe” below!

TOUR DATES:
January 26 – Toronto ON – The Rivoli
January 27 – Toronto ON – The Rivoli
January 28 – Toronto ON – The Rivoli
February 2 – Montreal QC – Phi Centre
February 3 – Montreal QC – Phi Centre
February 4 – Montreal QC – Phi Centre
February 12 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge (2 Shows)
February 16 – Ottawa ON – National Arts Centre Fourth Stage
February 17 – Ottawa ON – National Arts Centre Fourth Stage
February 18 – Ottawa ON – National Arts Centre Fourth Stage (matinée)
February 18 – Ottawa ON – National Arts Centre Fourth Stage

LISTEN — Anthony Valadez of KCRW Talks Jazz w/ Here and Now’s Jeremy Hobson

December 1st, 2016

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Anthony Valadez of KCRW stepped into the WBUR studios recently, and brought with him a lot of new music, much of it jazz infused. He told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about a number of artists he’s been listening to, including Japan-born Takuya Kuroda, who now lives in Brooklyn. He also jammed some Brooklyn-Brazilian fusion cuts.

Check out the full interview piece below, or click HERE for the full playlist at WBUR.

LISTEN — Matt Pond PA “Whoa (Thirteen and Sledding with Kerry in Northern New Hampshire)” + Tour Dates

November 30th, 2016

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Matt Pond PA will be returning with a new full length album, Winter Lives, November 11. For the album, he sought inspiration in his past: specifically, his childhood home in New Hampshire when it is buried in ice and snow. Pond distills nostalgia, change, growing up, and staying the same into an album full of moving songs bolstered by strings and vocals from The Mynabirds‘ Laura Burhenn and Moving Panoramas’ frontwoman (and former MPPA guitarist) Leslie Sisson. On “Whoa (Thirteen and Sledding with Kerry in Northern New Hampshire),” which ELLE.com is premiering today, Pond captures the exuberant thrill of looking back, as well as the bittersweet tang of childhood memories. While Pond has made a deeply personal album, the results are strangely, surprisingly universal.” — via Elle

Check out “Whoa” and tour dates below!

TOUR DATES:
12.03.16 / Kingston, NY / Old Dutch Church
12.07.16 / Pittsburgh, PA / Club Cafe
12.08.16 / Boston, MA / Great Scott
12.09.16 / Philadelphia, PA / Underground Arts
12.10.16 / Brooklyn, NY / Knitting Factory
12.11.16 / Washington, DC / DC9

READ — NxWorries Interviewed By The Fader

November 29th, 2016

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“Knxwledge needs cantaloupe. So we’re waiting. Well, to be clear: I’m waiting. I’ve been waiting for over an hour to speak with Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, the singer-producer duo who comprise NxWorries and make the kind of tongue-slick soul music that conjures 1970s-era Blaxploitation filcks like Super Fly and Cleopatra Jones… Here’s what we know so far: .Paak has been on a steep ascent since the summer of 2015, when he contributed heavily to Dr. Dre’s forever-awaited Compton. After years of toiling away in L.A.’s independent music scene, he released the funk-drenched solo record Malibu in January — with a carousel of features from ScHoolBoy Q, BJ The Chicago Kid, and The Game. What would follow would be just as impressive: a James Brown-level performance on The Late Show (watching it still gives me chills), collaborative work on Kaytranada’s fantastic 99.9% and Chance the Rapper’s equally-fantastic Coloring Book, and packed-out shows across the festival circuit.
Publicly, less is known about Knxwledge, the meticulous beatmaker who was born Glen Boothe. Though he’s dropped some 70 tapes and produced the contemplative “Momma” from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, this album is for him a kind of coming out.” — via The Fader

Read the rest of the interview HERE, or check out the video for “Suede” below!

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