• READ – Lee Scratch Perry w/ Subatomic Sound System Tour

    Lee Scratch Perry is coming to your town. LargeUp has partnered with the Dub Champions Festival and Subpac to present the Super Ape Returns to Conquer Tour, which kicks off Oct. 24th. Last time Scratch hit the road in the States, he had a giant, inflatable ape on stage with him. Who knows what surprises this tour holds?
  • READ – St. Vincent’s Masseducation + Tour Dates

    "...the truth is that Clark doesn’t need to show her face on MASSEDUCTION; her vitality is implanted on every note of the collection. For once, the listener doesn’t need help drawing the connection from the artist they hear to the artist they see. Or, maybe, Clark is drawing attention to the fact that this album presents a new side to her.”
  • WATCH – Lawrence Rothman’s ‘Wolves Still Cry’

    Lawrence Rothman has announced his debut album, The Book of Law, due out October 13th. The first song off the album, 'Wolves Still Cry,' begins the journey through Lawrence’s alters and features background vocals by How To Dress Well.
  • Watch – Cold Specks’ “Fool’s Paradise” Live

    Now with her third album, Fool’s Paradise, Cold Speck’s confidence and comfort level in revealing herself to her fans has grown, and we’re richer for it. Not only has her platform amplified — as she openly confronts political issues such as Trump’s travel ban and negative narratives around Somali identity — but her music is also transcending.
  • WATCH – Odesza’s “Across The Room” ft. Leon Bridges

    Odesza released a soul-warming music video for “Across The Room.” Just try not to smile as you watch Leon Bridges shimmy his way through a backyard barbecue. Get cozy and click here to watch.
  • WATCH – An Evening With Stars

    The table was set for a candid and intimate moment with Stars. And in this setting lives the stories, anecdotes, memories and thoughts on their new album and where they are in their careers now.
  • WATCH — Hundred Waters ‘Fingers’ + Tour Dates

    Hundred Water shared a creepy crawly video for their new song, 'Fingers.' In the Allie Avital-directed video, Nicole Miglis sings with spiders, cockroaches, and other insects crawling all over her. Check it out.

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WATCH — Hundred Waters’ “Firelight”

October 19th, 2017

“A tender stand-out from the beautifully immersive new Communicating LP, Hundred Waters today unveil the suitably stunning new video to ‘Firelight‘. Already a mesmerising four-and-a-half minutes, the new video adds even greater gravitas to the experience, detailing the song with flashes of colour and a sense of deep journey and exploration, reigniting if not reinventing a format that has come to be somewhat overlooked over the past decade or so.”

– via Gold Flake Paint

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WATCH — Fashawn’s “Fashawn”

October 19th, 2017

On Fashawn‘s 29th birthday he released the video for “Fashawn,” which is produced by Large Professor. The record is off his Manna EP, which was released in August.
In the video for “Fashawn,” the Fresno, California native take viewers around New York City as he raps in a junk yard, outside of a bodega, in front of the projects and everywhere in between. Large Professor even makes an appearance in the visual.

“This video is special to me for so many reasons,” says Fashawn. “It’s been a dream of mine to work with Large Professor on a record, but when he actually showed up for the shoot I was shocked. Couldn’t have had a better tour guide through Queens, N.Y. that day. What’s even more special is that it’s being released on my birthday and I’ve made it to yet another year. Today I have a whole lot more than just my birthday to celebrate.”

-via XXL

Watch the video for “Fashawn” below.

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WATCH — An Evening With Stars

October 18th, 2017

The table was set for a candid and intimate moment with Stars. And in this setting lives the stories, anecdotes, memories and thoughts on their new album and where they are in their careers now.

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LISTEN — Chloé Drops A New Tune And Mix

October 18th, 2017

“After twenty years at the centre of the electronic scene, the enigma that is Chloé still stands. Without a doubt this electronic composer has led an entire generation beyond strictly club and techno. An obsessive seeker of new sounds, she assembles and blends together unlikely tracks, creating subtle contrasts that come together into singular mixes. This desire to eschew readymade formulas, and her constant research into musical and human matters, gave her the impetus to start her own label, Lumière Noire.

It is on Lumière Noire where Chloé brings the seven years in the making LP “Endless Revisions,” representing yet another deviation from rigid genre classification, deepening the often-linear perspectives on current music. A rich and multi faceted work, “Endless Revisions” drifts from one mystery to the other, harkening back to philosopher Theodor W. Adorno’s maxim: “the task of art today is to bring chaos into order.”

Here, off Chloé’s third album, we premiere ‘The Backlash’.”

— via Deep House Amsterdam

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WATCH — Cold Specks’ “Fool’s Paradise” Live

October 18th, 2017

Cold Specks really blew people away in 2011, when she mysteriously appeared — seemingly out of nowhere — on Later … With Jools Holland in the U.K. Who was this Canadian woman with a haunting voice that could raise the hair on your neck? Ladan Hussein had a couple different aliases — Al Spx, Cold Specks — and rumour had it she was from Etobicoke, but who really knew. The back story didn’t matter though: the music always speaks for itself. Cold Specks released her debut album several months later, and the acclaim continued.

Now with her third album, Fool’s Paradise, Cold Speck’s confidence and comfort level in revealing herself to her fans has grown, and we’re richer for it. Not only has her platform amplified — as she openly confronts political issues such as Trump’s travel ban and negative narratives around Somali identity — but her music is also transcending. She sings in Somali for the first time, on the title track “Fool’s Paradise,” and the soaring vocal melody and catchy refrain of “Wild Card” are hypnotizing. The percussive elements of her new songs provide a solid backbone; the fuzzy and multi-layered beats of “Void,” for example, are the perfect dirty contrast to Cold Specks’ crystalline voice.”

— via CBC

Watch Cold Specks, along with longtime collaborator, producer/multi-instrumentalist Jim Anderson and Josh Joseph-McIntyre on drums and percussion in the videos below.

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LISTEN — TENDER on Vocalo

October 18th, 2017

London-based indie electro duo Tender is currently on a U.S tour in support of their debut album, “Modern Addiction.” From depression to isolation to doubt and hope, the album unpacks a full range of emotions one experiences while dealing with the end of a romantic relationship. The duo employs soaring synths and progressive percussion to frame the album’s narrative. Jesse Menendez spoke with Dan and James of Tender about their album.

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READ — St. Vincent’s Masseducation + Tour Dates

October 18th, 2017

“On St. Vincent’s newest record, we see a different side of Annie Clark. She’s not even visible on the album cover, instead showcasing a body with its head through a wall. The cover design is part of a larger visual aesthetic, equal parts sly gag and avant garde art, as much about color and composition as it is about the subject. But the truth is that Clark doesn’t need to show her face on MASSEDUCTION; her vitality is implanted on every note of the collection. For once, the listener doesn’t need help drawing the connection from the artist they hear to the artist they see. Or, maybe, Clark is drawing attention to the fact that this album presents a new side to her.”

— via Consequence of Sound

Tour Dates:
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA – Paramount Pictures Studios
10/17 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
10/18 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester
10/20 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theater
10/21 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theater
10/23 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
10/24 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
10/26 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
10/27 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivolirendenburg
11/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
11/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
11/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
11/18 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theater
11/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
11/20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/21 – Louisville, KY @ Whitney Hall
11/22 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/24 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
11/25 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
11/27 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/30 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
12/01 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
12/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
12/03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre

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