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Canadian duo Potatohead People have just shared their first single “Quest For Love” off their forthcoming album they just announced! This new song is just the perfect relaxing hip-hop vibe to set the tone for your weekend and we highly recommend any J Dilla or Kaytranada fans to check it out. Nick & Astro’s Guide To The Galaxy album is dropping May 9 via Bastard Jazz. Stay tuned for more & enjoy!
Superchunk’s “Cloud of Hate” is “a shout-along, fist-pumping burst of sharp, relentless pop punk energy, and a reminder that often the most powerful punches are the shortest and fastest.” Today, the What a Time to Be Alive cut (which features Pedro the Lion’s David Bazan on backing vocals) is given a music video treatment courtesy of Japanese visual artist Taiyo Kimura who includes a horse head, a room of limbs, the band being shattered to bits, and lots more mind-bending imagery in the clip. Watch the video below.
Superchunk on tour:
Mar 12 Austin, TX – The Mohawk (The Onion/A.V. Club)
Mar 13 Austin, TX – Waterloo Records
Mar 13 Austin, TX – The Main (SXSW Music Opening Party)
Mar 14 Austin, TX – Austin Convention Center (Laura & Mac in conversation with Austin Kleon)
Apr 03 Washington, DC – Black Cat^
Apr 04 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
Apr 06 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair^ (SOLD OUT)
Apr 07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom^ (SOLD OUT)
Apr 08 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom^ (SOLD OUT)
Apr 26 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West#
Apr 27 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle#
Apr 28 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle#
May 03 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
May 04 Austin, TX – 3Ten Austin City Limits Live
May 05 Austin, TX – 3Ten Austin City Limits Live
^ w/ Swearin’
# w/ The Rock*A*Teens
Erika Wennerstrom is taking a break from her Austin-based rock band, Heartless Bastards, to deliver her solo debut, Sweet Unknown. This month she is KUTX‘s “Artist of the Month.” CLICK HERE and head on over to KUTX for all that is Erika, including tour dates and music.
A new album by Tuareg-by-way-of-Niger guitarist, Omara Moctar, known worldwide simply as “Bombino,” is always a cause for celebration. As one of the rare musicians—“world” or otherwise—appreciated by crowds local and abroad and by fellow musicians, Bombino makes a variation of the desert blues, invented by the Tuareg, that draws equally from classic rock and reggae. The result is a wild yet accessible traversing of 60 years of rock and blues history, often within the span of a single song.
Premiering today is the first single off of Deran, “Tehigren.” Tehigren starts as a plaintive reggae groove before lurching into overdrive around the two and a half minute mark, ending with a singular guitar freak-out. It sounds like no one but Bombino and it is glorious. The song, he says, is one he “started to write about two years ago, more or less, while on tour with the band. It is in the style of what we call ‘Tuareggae’ which is an even mix of Tuareg traditional melody and guitar with reggae drums and bass.
The song is about my own struggle with being on the road all the time, away from my home. It is a nostalgic song, remembering the beauty of my home. For this reason it has always brought me joy to play when I am far from Niger. But of course to play it for my people in my home country, this is an exceptional feeling.
5/9/2018 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
7/3/2018 – Toronto, ONT – Lee’s Palace
7/6/2018 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
7/10/2018 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
7/11/2018 – Baltimore, MD – Creative Alliance
7/12/2018 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton Live
7/13/2018 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
7/15/2018 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
7/18/2018 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
7/20/2018 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
7/21/2018 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
“Even if you don’t know Wendy Rae Fowler by name, there’s a good chance you’ve heard her voice. She sang on Queens of the Stone Age‘s “Feel Good Hit of the Summer” and “Quick and to the Pointless,” several songs by (her ex-husband) Mark Lanegan, a few songs on Eagles of Death Metal‘s Death by Sexy, and she has a collaborative project with UNKLE‘s Richard File called We Fell to Earth. She’s now set to release her first solo album, Warped, on March 30 via Round Trip Records.” Listen below.
“On May 18, Jennifer Castle will return with a new album for everyone to fall in love with, Angels of Death, and today The FADER is proud to host the online premiere of the LP’s enchanting lead single “Crying Shame.” Castle’s silken vocals are grounded very much in the shit of everyday life, creating poetry out of personal crisis that never lapses into self-pity, as a bass obligingly droops along and piano chords crash like waves of vapor. “It’s easy to point the finger at others and cry blame,” Castle writes about the song over email. “‘Crying Shame’ honours the long finger always pointing inward — tears spilling from the inner eye, etc.”