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WATCH — Kid Koala “Collapser (ft. Emilíana Torrini)” + Tour Dates

January 16th, 2017

“For his latest release, Kid Koala, aka Canadian DJ and musician Eric San, enlisted artist and chemical puppeteer Karina Bleau to orchestrate a neon-hued display to the sound of his track Collapser—which features vocals from Icelandic songstress Emilíana Torrini. Here, Bleau talks about the process behind the collaboration: “Four years ago I started working with chemical puppeteering—research into the movement of matter that leads to natural patterns and the suggestion of forms, creating an otherworldly experience of beauty. I moved from the figurative forms of the theatre towards the use of ephemeral matter. Behind both disciplines is my interest in opposing themes of stillness and movement, both as signs of life.”” — via Nowness

Watch “Collapser” 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

READ — Daymé Arocena At The Highline Ballroom

January 15th, 2017

Daymé Arocena and her band turned up the temperature at the Highline Ballroom on a frigid Manhattan evening last week. Their first concert of the year, and part of the “Summer Preview” showcase for the SummerStage and Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts series, they delivered a performance full of energy, technical virtuosity, and musical maturity in a combination stunning to hear for a quartet of musicians in their early 20s. Daymé sang a set of eight songs, many drawn from her forthcoming album, Cubafonía, due to be released on Brownwood Records in March.” — via Afropop Worldwide

Click HERE to read more of the review and to see tons more photos from the evening!

LISTEN — HER Interview w/ Dennis the Menace

January 14th, 2017

Check out Dennis the Menace’s conversation with French duo, HER on they’re syndicated show “Just Another Menace Sunday”. ​The full hour includes the conversation and the collectible “Musical Sandwich™”: Two of their songs as the bread and songs by other bands/artists in-between!

Listen to the full show below!

WATCH — Zion I “Wings”

January 13th, 2017

“During the writing of his most recent album, The Labyrinth, Zion I MC Zumbi went through a lot of changes, including the deaths of a close friend, grandmother and his father. The Bay Area artist’s new video for “Wings,” which is taken from the project, is all about crawling out from the depths of despair… Directed by Frank Door, the video captures the darker edge the song encapsulates. “We wanted to show the temptations that life has to offer, symbolized by the harpies, the true joy and beauty symbolized by my kids, and the wings hanging stoically, waiting to be acknowledged,” he explains. “The beat was produced by Decap, an up and coming San Francisco based beatsmith. When he sent me this, the production really spoke to me and fit what I was feeling, still recovering from the impact of my father passing away, and the concentric circles of drama I was creating as a result.”” — via HipHopDX

WATCH — Meat Wave “Run You Out”

January 12th, 2017

“Don’t blame global warming for the slow, steady swell of Chicago’s Meat Wave. Their furied tide has been on the rise since their 2011 inception, growing all the more fierce with every thrashy and Shellac-y splash. Two years after 2015’s Delusion Moon, the trio is gearing up to release their third album, The Incessant, on February 17, via respected punk mainstay SideOneDummy.” — via CLRVYNT

Check out the video for “Run You Out” below!

LISTEN — Laura Marling “Wild Fire”

January 12th, 2017

Laura Marling has shared a new song from her forthcoming album Semper Femina. Listen to “Wild Fire” below. Semper Femina, the follow-up to last year’s Short Movie, is out March 10 on Marling’s More Alarming label and Kobalt.” — via Pitchfork

Listen to “Wild Fire” below!

EVENT — Hieroglyphic Being @ ROMP

January 11th, 2017

Producer and boss of Mathematics Records, Chicago’s Jamal Moss a.k.a Hieroglyphic Being is a one-off musical explorer. Jamal’s music takes cues from the EBM and House that played a huge part in the city’s musical underground in the late eighties and early nineties, notably Ron Hardy and Adonis, but also Industrial, Avant-Jazz and Noise.

Catch him at the Twisted Cantina in Chicago this weekend as a part of ROMP!

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