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    WATCH | Oh Wonder “Drive”

    East London duo, Oh Wonder, have been releasing a song every month via SoundCloud since the fall of 2014, but haven't released too many videos to correspond to them... until now! Watch the video for "Drive" now!
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    LISTEN | Baaba Maal Previews “The Traveller” via KCRW

    At 62 years old, Senegal's Baaba Maal is still going strong, and his new album "The Traveller" proves that fact again and again. Don't put this record on and expect "world music" per se, even if this album is global in its tones and influences.
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    LISTEN | Adrian Younge “Sittin’ By The Radio (ft. Loren Oden)”

    Adrian Younge is blessing us with a sequel to 'Something About April' on January 22 that will feature Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab, Bilal, R&B legend Rapheal Saadiq, Karolina, and Loren Oden, who is featured on "Sittin' By The Radio" -- which you can stream by clicking here!
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    LISTEN | Basia Bulat Announces ‘Good Advice’ + Tour Dates

    Listen to Basia Bulat's "Infamous" from her forthcoming album 'Good Advice' produced by Jim James. Then catch her in a city near you - Dates HERE!
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    LISTEN | Autograf “Metaphysical (Exmag Remix)” + Tour Dates

    In tandem with the announcement of their "Metaphysical Tour", Autograf have released an exclusive remix of "Metaphysical" via Exmag, that fans can download for free! Click through for tour dates and the download!
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    WATCH | Lizzo Live In Concert (via NPR)

    Lizzo is poised on becoming a household name after working alongside Minneapolis stalwarts such as the Doomtree collective and the great purple one himself, Prince. Find out why by watching this live performance she did for NPR!
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    New RJD2 single “Peace of What” + Album Announce

    RJD2's new album 'Dame Fortune' drops on March 25 via his own imprint, RJ's Electrical Connections. Check out "Peace of What" via Complex magazine + his North American tour dates.

Recent News

WATCH — Dilly Dally Live @ KDHX

February 7th, 2016

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“New hard-edged girl-powerrred grunge group Dilly Dally made their way to the KDHX studios on their first tour throughout the states and just following the release of their debut record, ‘Sore” out on Partisan Records. Dilly Dally talked about what sparked singer/guitarist Katie Monks and lead guitarist Liz Ball’s desire to start making music in Toronto as teenagers and what it was like for Monks to have a brother in the well-known indie band, Tokyo Police Club while growing up. They also talked about bringing in bassist Jimmy Tony and drummer Benjamin Reinhartz just a year and a half ago and how that’s developed Dilly Dally’s sound. From ‘Sore’ they powered through “Desire,” “Next Gold” and “Purple Rage” in this KDHX set.” — via KDHX

Watch video from the in-studio session below.

WATCH — DJDS “I Don’t Love You”

February 6th, 2016

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“We made this video with our good friend and collaborator Daniel Pappas. He and our other friend Nick Walker have directed all the videos for our album, but for this one Nick was in Jamaica, so Dan took the helm by himself. Here, the ghost of an aspiring actress (played by Dasha Nekrasov) floats though Hollywood purgatory seeking her final peace. We are all very interested in the contrast between the different parts of Los Angeles, and wanted to use this video to dig deeper into the misery of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We shot this entirely with iPhones over the course of one day in December. Shooting with iPhones is great because the cameras on them look good and you’ll rarely get asked if you have a permit.” — via Gorilla vs. Bear

Watch the video “I Don’t Love You” below!

WATCH — Young Fathers “Old Rock N Roll” + North American Tour Dates

February 5th, 2016

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Young Fathers have announced a headline North American spring tour in advance of their performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The Mercury Prize-winning Scottish band is currently on tour as direct support for Massive Attack in Europe. The trio is touring in support of their well-received adventurous 2015 album White Men Are Black Men Too (Big Dada).

Watch their latest video, “Old Rock N Roll,” filmed in a small village in Malawi last fall, below!

TOUR DATES
Mar 17 Portland, OR – Holocene
Mar 18 Seattle, WA – Neumos, Crystal Ball Reading Room
Mar 19 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Mar 22 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Mar 23 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Mar 25 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Mar 26 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Mar 27 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
Mar 30 Toronto, ON, Canada – Horseshoe Tavern
Mar 31 Montreal, QC – Théâtre Fairmount
Apr 01 Allston, MA – Great Scott
Apr 02 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Apr 03 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Apr 06 Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
Apr 17 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Apr 15 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
Apr 24 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

LISTEN — The Range’s “Florida” Makes NPR’s “Songs We Love”

February 4th, 2016

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“Being old enough to remember a time before the Internet, Providence-based electronic music producer The Range (real name: James Hinton) has some heavy thoughts about the ways in which people connect online, and how he’s been impacted by it. Potential, his soon-to-be-released second album sees The Range take an archival approach to compositions, mining the expanse of the Web — or, more precisely, the personal experiences it contains — for samples. Hinton’s approach is directed by a casual interest with surfing through YouTube videos (and networks); still, there’s algorithmic discovery at the heart of his practice, as he aims to marry personal and artistic engagements with the computer. This structural way of dealing with music may be affected by its gut-inclinations towards the high BPMs of ’90s jungle and Baltimore club music – or by Hinton’s training as a physics student at Brown University… The lithe, euphoric “Florida” is an excellent example of The Range’s fascination — as well as an inspired response to it. Bouncing on a juke-like rhythm section, an ethereal female vocal is paired with thick synth pads, picked guitar licks and slices of steel drums, creating music that comes off as robust and clean. Those informal vocals also warp “Florida” towards the intimate, injecting a cozy, bedroom-made situation into club tropes. Suddenly, video-streaming wormholes share sonic space with rhythmic dance-floor asides, in an environment where both are presented as copacetic digital distractions. On the surface “Florida” is a hyperactive example of digital-era mix-and-match aesthetics, but Hinton turns this mix of zeros and ones into a profound affirmation of the human and the raw.” — via NPR

Check out “FLorida” below!

WATCH — The Big Pink “Hightimes” + U.S. Tour Dates

February 4th, 2016

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“London synth-rockers the Big Pink are back in full effect after a nearly four-year absence since Future This. This past fall they dropped lead single “Hightimes” from their upcoming Empire Underground EP, and today it receives the visual treatment. The clip is a mesmerizing mix of light, shadow, cool graphics, and a Sin City-esque white, black, and red aesthetic. The lighting flickers, highlighting strikingly stoic facial expressions against backgrounds with fluttering bouts of static and distortion and elaborate tribal leaning patterns. The song has huge cinematic moments with a grandiose chorus, and the video matches the immensity perfectly.” — via Stereogum

Watch the video for “Hightimes” below, and check out the band’s North American tour dates while you’re at it.

TOUR DATES
02/24 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington DC**
02/25 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY**
02/27 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY**
02/29 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA**
03/01 – Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, ON**
03/02 – Horseshoe – Toronto, ON**
03/04 – Marble Bar – Detroit, MI**
03/05 – Rumba Cafe – Columbus, OH**
03/06 – Duck Room – St. Louis, MO**
03/07 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL**
03/09 – Frequency – Madison, WI**
03/10 – Rave Bar – Milwaukee, WI
03/11 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN**
03/12 – Vega – Lincoln, NE**
03/13 – Riot Room – Kansas City**
03/15 – 20th – SXSW – Austin, TX
04/18 – Mayan – Los Angeles, CA*
04/19 – Observatory – Santa Ana, CA*
*Supporting The Kills
**w/ guests The Heirs

LISTEN — Emmy The Great “Part of Me” + Tour Dates

February 3rd, 2016

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“Four years has lapsed since British singer/songwriter Emmy the Great’s last record, 2012’s Virtue, but she hasn’t stopped creating since. Emmy, a.k.a. Emma-Lee Moss, made her debut with the softly melodic First Love, released in 2009, and has since put out multiple EPs, most recently 2015’s S. Her third album — from which she’s already released singles “Dance W Me” and “Algorithm” — Second Love is due March 11 via Bella Union. Recorded during her moves between London, Los Angeles, and New York, the work as a whole expresses themes of changing landscapes and isolation.” — via Spin

Click HERE to listen to “Part of Me,” and check out her tour dates below!

TOUR DATES
Feb 23 – Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
Feb 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Feb 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle
Feb 27 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Mar 1 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
Mar 2 – Seattle, WA @ Barbosa
Mar 4 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Mar 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar

LISTEN — Ash Koosha “Mudafossil”

February 3rd, 2016

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“Last year Ash Koosha floored us with his self-released debut album GUUD, a fractious and disorienting sensory overload that was soon picked up by Olde English Spelling Bee label for a re-release, before soaring into FACT’s 50 Best Albums of 2015.

So we’re not all that surprised to discover that the Iranian-born, London-based musician has gone and signed to Ninja Tune for his next album, I AKA I. Billed as the result of synaesthete Koosha’s attempt to treat sound “like a physical matter which can be broken down, liquified, rescaled or spatially positioned,” the album “is about transformations in psychology and technological advancements,” he says. “The result is always the same humans in the end.”

Modestly described by Ninja Tune as “a virtual reality pioneer, a software humanist, a political cause celebre, a former rock musician and student of classical music,” Ash Koosha has also developed the album for playback through virtual reality system Oculus Rift and is currently working on his first feature film, Fermata. Makes you sick, right?” — via FACT

Check out “Mudafossil” below!

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