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WATCH – Brownout, Live on KXCI

August 15th, 2018

Ten members of Brownout squeezed into KXCI’s Studio 2A for a live session & interview celebrating their new release, ‘Fear of a Brown Planet’ on Fat Beats, a remake of Public Enemy’s 1990 release ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ as a live band, deep instrumental funk album. Check it out below.

LISTEN — Cantrell’s “Pickin Up” + Stardust 2 Angels out 8/24

August 13th, 2018

Mass Appeal Record’s latest signee, Georgia rapper, Cantrell, has returned with another hard-hitting track “Pickin Up” from his new EP Stardust 2 Angels. On this track Cantrell raps about his grind as an artist on the rise: “This’ll be the s**t’ll get me fired again, pardon my absence I been trying to win”. Check out the album when it drops on August 24th on Mass Appeal Records. — VIA Mass Appeal

WATCH – Julia Jacklin’s Phantastic Ferniture release “Dark Corner Dance Floor”

August 9th, 2018

Phantastic Ferniture – the euphoric garage-pop project of Julia Jacklin, Elizabeth Hughes and Ryan K Brennan – released their brilliant self-titled debut album last month, and today they share the video for “Dark Corner Dance Floor.” In this video the band takes us on a trip around the idyllic Darling Harbour in Sydney, and captures the feeling of being starry eyed teens imagining a fake city life.

The band is currently touring in Australia, but have you fear! You can catch Julia Jacklin on tour in the U.S. with First Aid Kit. Dates below!

— Via Paste Magazine

Julia Jacklin Tour Dates

09/06 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre #
09/07 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion #
09/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore #
09/10 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem #
09/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
09/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
09/14 – Asheville, NC @ Highland Brewing Company #
09/17 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall #
09/18 – Austin, TX @ ACL at Moody Theater #
09/19 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom #
09/21 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater #
09/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom #
09/25 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park #
09/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre #&
09/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic #&
10/01 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre #
10/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre #
10/03 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall #

NPR FIRST LISTEN – Trevor Powers ‘Mulberry Violence’ + Tour Dates

August 9th, 2018

In 2016 Trevor Powers, the mind behind the neo-psychedelic project, Youth Lagoon announced the end of YL explaining that it came to represent, “a space I no longer inhabit, nor want to inhabit.” Now making music under his personal moniker, Powers’ new album, Mulberry Violenceexplores new ground, fusing gritty electronic landscapes and lyrical references from a historical and religious context. LISTEN HERE

Mulberry Violence is set to be released August 17 via Powers’ own Baby Halo label. Catch him on tour this September, tour dates below.

Tour Dates

9/26 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
9/27 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
9/28 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
9/29 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10/1 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
10/3 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
10/5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro
10/6 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
10/8 – Kansas City, MO – Encore
10/9 – Omaha, NE – The Slowdown
10/11 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
10/12 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/13 – Detroit, MI – DIME
10/14 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
10/16 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
10/17 – New York, NY – National Sawdust
10/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
10/19 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
10/30 – London, UK – Electrowerkz
10/31 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Paris
11/1 – Amsterdam, NL – Cinetol
11/3 – Hamburg, DE – Häkken
11/4 – Berlin, DE – Frannz Club

LISTEN – Atmosphere “Make It All Better Again” + US Tour

August 9th, 2018

Iconic independent hip-hop duo Atmosphere releases a new single titled “Make It All Better Again.” The track showcases the inimitable and irresistible interplay between rapper Slug and producer Ant. Here, Ant produces a track that’s equally solemn and optimistic, while Slug weaves stories of heartache and loss mixed with the confident hope for a brighter tomorrow. Catch Atmosphere this upcoming fall on their North American Tour with deM atlaS, The Lioness, and DJ Keezy.

US TOUR DATES:
10.05 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
10.06 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
10.08 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10.09 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
10.10 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
10.12 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
10.13 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10.14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (Indoor)
10.16 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
10.17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10.19 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
10.20 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
10.21 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10.23 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
10.25 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
10.26 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
10.27 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
10.28 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
11.16 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11.17 – Richmond, VA – The National
11.18 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
11.20 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground: Charlotte
11.21 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
11.23 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
11.24 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
11.25 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
11.27 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
11.28 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
11.29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
12.01 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive
12.02 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
12.04 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
12.06 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
12.07 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
12.08 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan

LISTEN — Dan The Automator on TuneIn

July 26th, 2018

In a new TuneInConversation, hip-hop producer Dan The Automator talks about his beginnings, his work with Prince Paul, DJ Shadow, and reuniting with Kool Keith and DJ Qbert for the new Dr. Octagon album. Check it out below.

WATCH — IDLES “Samaritans” + Tour Dates

July 26th, 2018

IDLES are back with another amazing video. This time they’re confronting toxic masculinity.

Samaritans” came about at a time where I realized through counseling that I spent a lot of my life feeling lonely, even though I had such supportive friends and family around. I learned soon after it was down to a certain performative nature to which I related strength to silence, leading to problems as I ended up confused and angry from bottling up my feelings, which in turn then manifested in violence and self-loathing. I wanted to try and explore that in a song that could illustrate that relationship between masculinity and it’s trail of ugly shame and death.

— via The Fader

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