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WATCH — Slothrust’s “Double Down”

July 17th, 2018

Slothrust, the neo-grunge trio of vocalist/guitarist Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin, are gearing up for the release of their fourth album, The Pact. In addition to writing and recording songs, they had to do some mundane stuff. Like doing their laundry. Too bad we never have enough quarters to pull off the kind of madness Wellbaum gets up to in the clip for their second single, “Double Down.”

— via Alternative Press

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WATCH — DeVotchKa’s “Straight Shot” + Tour Dates

July 17th, 2018

The genre-defying ensemble DeVotchKa announced their return today with the new song “Straight Shot” from This Night Falls Forever, their August 24 album release on Concord Records.

“Straight Shot” is the first track on the new album; a rhythmic and urgent opener for the group’s resurgence. “This song is like a moonlit swim through heartbreak, in a sea of ghosts from your past,” DeVotchKa frontman Nick Urata says. “When you realize the old neighborhood may be gone forever, but you can carry it with you through the darkest of days.”

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Tour Dates:
August 23 – New York, NY
September 19 – Vancouver, BC
September 20 – Seattle, WA
September 21 – Portland, OR
September 24 – San Francisco, CA
September 25 – Santa Cruz, CA
September 27 – Anaheim, CA
September 28 – San Diego, CA
September 29 – Los Angeles, CA
September 30 – Phoenix, AZ
October 02 – Santa Fe, NM
October 04 – Chicago, IL
October 05 – St. Louis, MO
October 06 – Kansas City, MO
October 07 – Minneapolis, MN

WATCH — Afro-Cuba All Stars Reissue

July 17th, 2018

Following the recent reissue of Cachaito‘s album, World Circuit Records is pleased to re-release ‘A Toda Cuba le Gusta’, the debut album by the Afro-Cuban All Stars! It’ll be available on vinyl for the first time, this reissue is set to come out on 7th September and you can pre-order yours here.

Recorded at EGREM Studios in Havana 1996, the week before Buena Vista Social Club this version has been re-mastered from the original analogue tapes by the legendary engineer Bernie Grundman. Available for the first time on double 180g vinyl. Dressed in a handsome new cover, the album is presented alongside a 32-page booklet with new sleeve notes by band leader Juan de Marcos Gonzálezand includes lyrics in Spanish & English. The double vinyl will be housed in a gatefold sleeve, playing at 45rpm.

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WATCH — Denzel Curry’s “Clout Cobain”

July 12th, 2018

After releasing two ferocious and strobe-lit singles in “Sumo” and “Percs,” 23-year-old Floridian rapper Denzel Curry has confirmed details of his third studio album, TA13OO. The 13-track record will be released in three “acts”—Light, Grey, and Dark—between July 25 and July 27.

Clout Cobain” is an inspirational wake-up call to fellow artists and their fans that this cyclical modern day minstrel show does end lives prematurely and ultimately, its the artists who can break the influence of the industry’s ringmasters.

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WATCH — Dilly Dally’s “I Feel Free” & Tour Date

July 12th, 2018

Dilly Dally nearly called it quits after their 2016 debut album Sore, the title of which is appropriate: The Toronto group was exhausted after the album release and promotion cycle, enough so that they considered bringing the band to an end. Instead, they’ve just announced that they’re back with their second album, the tile of which, Heaven, alludes to the band’s journey in recent years: “This feels like the album we’d make if the band died and went to Heaven,” the band’s Katie Monks says. Heaven is set for release on September 14 via Partisan.”

— via Uproxx

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Tour Dates:
8/18 — Rock Creek, Canada @ Ponderosa Music Festival
9/7 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/8 — Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
9/10 — Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/11 — Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
9/12 — Toronto, Canada @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
9/14 — Boston, MA @ Paradise
9/15 — New York, NY @ Terminal 5
9/16 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
9/18 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
9/19 — Durham, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
9/21 — Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
9/22 — Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/23 — New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
10/18 — San Diego, CA @ Observatory Park North
10/19 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
10/22 — Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/23 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/24 — Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
10/26 — Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/27 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
10/29 — Vancouver, Canada @ The Vogue Theatre
10/30 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/31 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/2 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

WATCH — Leon Vynehall’s “‘Envelopes (Chapter VI)” & “Movements (Chapter III)”

July 12th, 2018

Leon Vynehall shared two official videos from his debut album, both made by esteemed director Young Replicant (The xx, Lorde, Flying Lotus).

The British DJ and producer released the accompanying chapters of the novella that were released alongside the album, Nothing Is Still, and they correspond with the two films.

The videos reveal more of the story of his grandparents’ journey to New York from the UK in the 1960s and what was originally told to Vynehall through a series of polaroids and conversations with his Nan, is now visually realised.

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