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    Ahead of the release of 'Jei Beibi,' Café Tacvba have released a video for the track "Que No" which features a "slender albino protagonist in a stark white universe" that gets into some trouble when a masked doppelgänger appears. Watch now!
  • WATCH | Actress “X22RME”

    Actress' fifth album, AZD, is out April 14th via Ninja Tune, and you can get you a taste now! Click through for the Dan Emmerson-directed video for the album track "X22RME"!
  • LISTEN | Tuxedo ‘Tuxedo II’

    Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One are back with more west coast boogie on Tuxedo II. If you love The Gap Band, Cameo, or Zapp & Roger this one's for you!
  • READ | Sneaks’ ‘It’s A Myth’ Reviewed By Drowned In Sound

    Sneaks new album 'It's A Myth' is out now, and the reviews are heaping praise upon the effort. Click through for an album cut and some words from Drowned In Sound on the record.
  • READ | Goldfrapp’s ‘Silver Eye’ Reviewed by Spin

    Goldfrapp's new album 'Silver Eye' is out and is garnering praise and attention from several media outlets. Click through for Spin's review of the album and a video for "Anymore."
  • LISTEN | Soulwax “Transient Program For Drums And Machinery”

    Soulwax's newest full length release ‘FROM DEEWEE’ was recorded all in one take earlier in the year, and you can now hear the entire album. Click through for the lead cut, "Transient Program For Drums And Machinery"!
  • WATCH | Brother Ali “Never Learn”

    This new video from Brother Ali was shot in New Mexico at Dar Al Islam, which is the same location that Tupac's “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto” video was shot at. Click through for this highly cinematic and choreographed piece!

Recent News

WATCH — DJ Shadow “Systematic (ft. Nas)” + Tour Dates

May 19th, 2017

“”Systematic,” the first-ever collaboration between DJ Shadow and Nas, now has a lyric video. The fiery, scathing song was unveiled last month during the season premiere of HBO’s Silicon Valley. It’s the first new piece of music from DJ Shadow since ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ was released last year to raves on Mass Appeal Records. It’s been a busy spring for the legendary DJ and producer. He made his fifth career appearance at Coachella. He launched his own KCRW show called Find, Share, Rewind – which airs at 10PM the first Saturday of each month on KCRW. He also recently announced a July run of dates in the U.S. in addition to a 5-month international ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ tour that will have him crossing the globe into October.”

— via Mass Appeal

Check out the video and tour dates below!

TOUR DATES:

Jul 6 – Festival d’ete de Quebec – Quebec, Canada
Jul 7 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Ontario
Jul 8 – Park West – Chicago, IL
Jul 10 – Madrid Theatre – Kansas City, MO
Jul 11 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Jul 12 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 14 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Jul 15 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
Jul 16 – The UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA
Jul 18 – House of Blues Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
Jul 19 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Jul 21 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Jul 22 – House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX
Jul 23 – House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX
Jul 24 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
Jul 25 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
Jul 27 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
Jul 28 – Randall’s Island Park / Panorama Festival – New York, NY
Jul 30 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
Jul 31 – Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Aug 1 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
Aug 2 – The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
Aug 4 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN

READ — Atmosphere Announces “Welcome To California” Tour

May 16th, 2017

Back in 2011, Atmosphere began doing exclusive state-wide tours in their home state of Minnesota. The tours spanned from border to border, hitting numerous markets with intimate performances targeting not only the bigger cities, but also smaller towns too. After four years of successful “Welcome to MN” tours, they decided to bring the idea to other states too, beginning with Welcome to Florida in 2015, and followed by Welcome to Texas in 2016. Finally, this August, Atmosphere will bring its seventh “Welcome To” tour series to California for the very first time.

Check out the dates below!

TOUR DATES:

8.07 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
8.08 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
8.10 – Sacramento, CA  – Ace of Spades
8.11 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst 
8.12 – San Luis Obispo, CA – The Fremont Theater
8.14 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theater
8.15 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
8.17 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
8.18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
8.19 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
8.20 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park

LISTEN — Charly Bliss Interview/Performance On WFUV

May 12th, 2017

Charly Bliss formed in New York City a few years ago and just released its debut album, Guppy. Full of fuzzy guitars and sugary-sweet vocals, the band is a throwback to classic indie rock of the ’90s but with a distinct pop sensibility. The quartet has spent plenty of time on the road honing their sound and forming a clear identity for themselves — an impressive feat for a young band.

We caught up with Charly Bliss at SXSW earlier this year, where they performed a stripped-down arrangement of the song, “Glitter.” Their recent visit to Studio A, though, was full volume, and I also had a chance to talk with the band about the making of their album, their goals starting out, the total joy they have playing music live, and lots more.”

— via WFUV 90.7

Listen to the podcast below or click HERE for video from the session.


 

WATCH — Lexie Roth Perform “Move Me” On BreakThruRadioTV

May 11th, 2017

Lexie Roth grew up in upstate New York, surrounded by some huge musical figures connected to her guitarist father, Arlen Roth, laying the strong groundwork for her early musical development. Her first album was released when she was just 18 years old, after which she traveled to the west coast before eventually returning to the east coast. Now she splits her time between Los Angeles and Martha’s Vineyard as she continues to further develop her tuneful, folk-influenced indie rock. Lexie stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share some of her music with us in this intimate session.”

— via BTR TV

Watch the performance below or click HERE for the audio podcast.

LISTEN — Dauwd “Glass Jelly”

May 10th, 2017

“As announced, Dauwd Al Hilali (a.k.a Dauwd) is set to release his debut LP, titled Theory Of Colours. The US-born, Wales-raised artist has been releasing music for nearly six years on such noted labels as Ghostly International and Kompakt; and his debut album arrives following a few years out of the limelight and in his Berlin studio. Inspiration, according to the label, comes from electronic music legends like Terry Riley, Raymond Scott, and the seminal Radiophonic Workshop period in the late ’50s and ’60s. “It,” continues the label, “draws a unique line between influences as disparate as hazy Detroit house and early German Krautrock.””

— via XLR8R

Listen to “Glass Jelly” below!

WATCH — Cadence Weapon “My Crew (Woooo)”

May 8th, 2017

Cadence Weapon‘s comeback track “My Crew (Woooo)” is an impressive technical showcase and a party starter with heart, with a squelchy beat from Kaytranada. The Edmonton-born, Toronto-based rapper also known as Rollie Pemberton showcases a variety of compelling flows stuffed with bars about his friends in Montreal, all bad bitches and slayers of keyboard warriors. The track and Cadence Weapon both sound emboldened by these people, so it’s right that the song’s video feels like an exclusive party. Kevin Calero’s visuals were inspired by golden-age Hype Williams, while placing Cadence Weapon and his team in a black void for a more minimalist tack. It’s like the sunken place from Get Out, but you know, bumping.

Over email, Cadence Weapon praised Calero for his vision, and described the blockbuster equipment used to bring his tribute to Montreal to life. “The scenes where I’m being shot into space were done with the same equipment used in the film Arrival. I was strapped up to a harness that was about 12 feet in the air and shot back with a slingshot-like device at high speed by a very chill operator dude.

“It meant a lot to me to be able to shoot this video in Montreal with so many familiar faces. There’s a specific vibe to the city and the nightlife there that can sometimes be hard to articulate to those who have never been there. I’ve tried to channel that energy with this song and I think Kevin and the cast represented that independent spirit in the video perfectly.””

— via The Fader

Check out the video for “My Crew (Woooo)” below!

WATCH — Juveniles “Love Me Forever”

May 7th, 2017

Hold onto your seats for this one: Juveniles have released the music video for their hit song “Love Me Forever” that tells a lesbian love story with incredible cinematography and the colorful grandeur of a Wes Anderson film. We had a chat with the mastersminds behind this video, director Aube Perrie and Juveniles frontman Jean Sylvain, to ask the burning questions you’ll no doubt be left with after watching!”

— via Curve

Watch “Love Me Forever” below!

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