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    READ | Ben Harper Talks New Album w/ The Atlantic

    Ben Harper’s 13th record, 'Call It What It Is,' speaks directly to "the burden of being a person of color in America". Click through for The Atlantic's in-depth interview with Ben, and the lyric video for "Call It What It Is."
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    LISTEN | Aesop Rock’s “The Impossible Kid” (Full Album Stream)

    Aesop Rock's "The Impossible Kid" drops April 29th, but you can stream the album in full now via YouTube! Added bonus: Director Rob Shaw has masterfully crafted a shot-by-shot recreation of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining in miniature to accompany the stream.
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    LISTEN | Darq E Freaker “ADHD (EP)”

    Known for producing anthems for Tempa T (“Next Hype”) and Danny Brown (“Blueberry”), South London grime/hip hop producer Darq E Freaker is back with an instrumental only release, entitled "ADHD (EP)". Click through to hear it in its entirety!
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    WATCH | Yeasayer “I Am Chemistry”

    Check out the video for “I Am Chemistry,” a new track from the band's recently released, 'Amen & Goodbye'! The track features vocals by Suzzy Roche of the Roches, and the grotesque, fantastical clip was directed by New Media Limited.
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    LISTEN | DJ Shadow’s New Single “Nobody Speak (ft. Run The Jewels)”

    DJ Shadow returns with 12 new songs, packaged up as ‘The Mountain Will Fall,‘ that will be released by Mass Appeal Records on June 24th. Click through to listen to the hear "Nobody Speak" featuring Run The Jewels!
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    WATCH | RÜFÜS DU SOL “Say A Prayer For Me”

    The video for RÜFÜS DU SOL's “Say A Prayer For Me” was directed by Toby + Pete, who have done videos for the likes of Disclosure, Flume and Chet Faker. Click through to watch it now!
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    WATCH | Imarhan “Imarhan” + Tour Dates

    Imarhan’s self-titled debut album will be released on April 29 2016 via City Slang, and the band are about to set out on their first North American tour, beginning in Seattle on April 16. Click through to watch the video for the title track off their forthcoming record now!

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WATCH — Mr. Lif “Let Go (ft. Selina Carrera)”

May 23rd, 2016

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“If Hillary Clinton were describing early 2000s independent rap music, she would probably refer to Mr. Lif’s I Phantom with some combination of “Lit AF” “Woke” and “Goals.” And a more pedantic critic might trace the conceptual, everyman roots of Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly back to I Phantom. But quoth Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: It doesn’t matter! What matters is Mr. Lif is back, recently linked up with the left-field high-minded hip hop legends over at Mello Music Group for his Don’t Look Down album — first since 2009. Today, we’re premiering the video for “Let Go,” a macabre and psychadelic love story shot by Jon Webb. Backed by Selina Carrera’s powerful vocals on the chorus, Lif spits dense tongue twisters like “The goal to search deeper grow smarter and think harder/Plus avoidance of the grim reaper/you don’t need to be a martyr.”” — via Mass Appeal

Watch “Let Go” below!

LISTEN — RJD2 Interview With Sound Sessions

May 22nd, 2016

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“From backstage at the iconic Metro in Chicago, Kevin and Michael are joined by hip hop DJ and producer, RJD2! In this episode of Sound Sessions, Kevin, Michael, and RJ talk about his new album ‘Dame Fortune’, how and where he finds his inspiration, his recent tiff with a major airline, how he got involved with the hit TV series ‘Mad Men’, and much more. This man is a legend in his own right, and has some great stories to share!” — via WGN Plus

Click HERE to listen to the interview now, or check out one of the track’s from ‘Dame Fortune’ below!

LISTEN — Darkstar Remix The Invisible’s “So Well”

May 20th, 2016

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“In the making of their second studio album Patience, London trio The Invisible have worked with a veritable who’s who of the city’s most exciting electronic and pop musicians, including Jessie Ware, Floating Points, and Rosie Lowe. The band—whose last album was 2012′s Rispah, following their 2009 self-titled debut—announced the record by sharing its opening slow-burning ballad “So Well,” which features Ware singing about the gradual demise of a relationship. Enter Darkstar. With their characteristic touch that falls somewhere between sinister and humorous, the Warp-signed electronic duo inject some bounce into “So Well” on this official remix, chopping up Ware’s vocal and interspersing it with the occasional cock of a gun.” — via The Fader

Check out the remix of “So Well” below.

WATCH — Britta Phillips “Daydream” + Tour Dates

May 19th, 2016

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“Britta Phillips released her debut solo album, Luck or Magic, a couple of weeks back via Double Feature Records. Now she has shared a video for dreamy album opener, “Daydream.” Jen Campbell directed the clip, which features close-ups of Phillips’ mouth as she sings the song, intercut with ethereal images of driving and clouds, befitting the mood of the track.” — via Under The Radar

Watch “Daydream” below!

TOUR DATES:
May 26 – Brooklyn, NY — Rough Trade Record (free in-store @ 7pm)
May 27 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House (sold out) *
May 29 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre *
June 20 – Los Angeles, CA – “School Night” at Bardot
*= supporting Luna

WATCH — Oscar “Good Things” + Tour Dates

May 19th, 2016

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Oscar’s debut album Cut And Paste doesn’t come out until Friday, but today he’s shared the video for the single “Good Things.” It follows in the wake of the videos for “Sometimes” and “Breaking My Phone,” both of which are set to appear on Cut And Paste. The video, directed by past collaborator Bryan Schlam (who has also worked with Kendrick Lamar), is meant to contrast the song’s positivity with, in the words of Oscar himself, “a Warhol-esque sequence of things going wrong! The little things in life that seem like failures have to be laughed at in order to move on and to see all the good things!” — via Stereogum

Watch “Good Things” below and be sure to check out the tour dates below!

TOUR DATES:
05.15 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
05.16 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore ^
05.18 Richmond, VA @ The National ^
05.19 Washington, D.C. @ Echostage ^
05.21 Columbus, OH @ Newport ^
05.22 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue ^
05.23 Nashville, TN @ Cannery ^
05.25 Kansas City, MO @ New Madrid *
05.26 St Louis, MO @ Pageant *
05.27 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
05.29 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
05.30 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
06.01 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore *
06.02 Boston, MA @ House of Blues *

^ with Bloc Party and The Vaccines
* with Bloc Party and MSMR

LISTEN — Iska Dhaaf ‘The Wanting Creature’ (Full Album Stream)

May 18th, 2016

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Iska Dhaaf have been making waves with their unique sound for a while now. Their first album, Even The Sun Will Burn, was a phenomenal debut of swirling synths and melodies. With their sophomore effort, The Wanting Creature, though, they keep the swirling synths but add in a new layer of moody darkness. Starting off with the immediately enrapturing stand out track “Invisible Cities”, the duo immediately sets the tone for the rest of the record — one that feels like a kaleidoscope in the dark, with bits of light puncturing the shifting darkness, remaining soft while still chattering with barely repressed anxiety. The Wanting Creature is an incredible second record and proves the Brooklyn via Seattle duo is a creative team to be reckoned with.” — via The Wild Honey Pie

Listen to ‘The Wanting Creature’ in full below.

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