Archives: August 2017

WATCH – Shredders “Cult 45”

August 31st, 2017

Shredders dropped a great new video today for “Cult 45.” It’s Produced, directed, photographed and edited by Mercies May. Give it a watch and have hilarious yet creepy child birthday party flashbacks. Now we’re hungry for cake.

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READ — Bedouine in the Los Angeles Times

August 31st, 2017

“She sat at a window in her whiskey phase, writing songs and blowing smoke over Sunset Boulevard, listening to the rattle of buses, the whispers of passersby, and the way the night moved in spectral cadences that made the wanderer in her feel alive and alone in the latest city she called home.

When the noises grew too loud, which they often did, Azniv Korkejian escaped into a closet with a guitar. She sang and recorded on an iPhone, sketching sparse and intimate meditations on love and the things you gather, the pieces you leave behind. She took on the name Bedouine, a fitting alias for an Armenian born in Syria, who is at once a minimalist nomad and a musician in search of the stillness between notes.

Her acclaimed debut album, “Bedouine,” is an arresting mix of country funk and ’60s folk that moves in timeless meandering often accompanied by string and horn arrangements. The songs have a destination but the journey is a soft circuitry of words and phrasings that at their best evoke the imagery of Leonard Cohen and Carole King with the lingering mournfulness of Nick Drake.”

Read the full LA Times article by clicking HERE.

Watch — Nite Jewel In-Studio At KEXP

August 30th, 2017

Earlier this summer Nite Jewel stopped in at KEXP and gave an incredible live performance of some selected songs from her latest record Real High. Check them out below.

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WATCH — Hurray For The Riff Raff’s “Living In The City” + Tour Dates

August 30th, 2017

Hurray for the Riff Raff have shared a new video for “Living in the City” from their latest album The Navigator. The clip finds Alynda Segarra—the creative force behind the project—and a group of women exploring New York. Watch the Giselle Bailey-directed music video below. “I learned at a young age that survival in the city for me meant having a crew,” Segarra said in a statement. “Together we could move through the concrete maze and create some sense of freedom.””

— via Pitchfork

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Tour Dates:
Sept 8 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC *
Sept 9 – Hopscotch Music Festival – Raleigh, NC
Sept 10 – The National – Richmond, VA *
Sept 11 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD *
Sept 13 – Americana Awards Show @ Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Sept 15 – Swyer Theatre @ The Egg – Albany, NY *
Sept 16 – Grand Point North – Burlington, VT
Sept 17 – POP Montreal – Montreal, Canada
Sept 28-30 – Trans-Pecos Festival – Marfa, TX
Oct 10 – Lampedusa: Concert for Refugees @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

* Xenia Rubinos opens
# Slow Dancer opens

LISTEN – DJDS ft. Khalid & Empress Of “Why Don’t You Come On”

August 29th, 2017

DJDS (Sam Griesemer and Jerome Potter), the Grammy nominated duo, just dropped a new single for “Why Don’t you Come On.” It features 2017’s MTV Video Music Award’s Best New Artist Khalid and Empress Of.

On “Why Don’t You Come On” DJDS says, “We had a rough idea for this song for a long time, but it didn’t really go anywhere until we met Empress Of and she started writing to it. We can’t say it enough, Lorely really gave this song life. It wasn’t going anywhere without her. We were also working on Khalid’s album at the time, so we played it for him and he decided he wanted to get on it too. He cut his part and it sounded amazing to us. Right now we’re trying to make music and collaborations exist that we’ve always wanted to hear, and it was a dream to put these two together. Happy it worked.”

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LISTEN – STARS “Real Thing” + Tour Dates

August 24th, 2017

Stars have announced a new full-length—the follow-up to 2014’s No One Is Lost. It’s called There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light and arrives October 13 via Last Gang Records/eOne. The album was recorded in Montreal and Connecticut with producer Peter Katis (The National, Japandroids). “This record seemed to have an undeniable momentum from the start,” says Katis. “Even my being turned away by Canadian border police for the second round of tracking couldn’t slow us down.” The band have also shared a new song from the record.” Listen to “Real Thing” below.

— via Pitchfork

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Tour Dates:
09-22 Vankleek Hill, Ontario – Beau’s Oktoberfest
11-16 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
11-17 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
11-18 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
11-22 Toronto, Ontario – The Great Hall
11-23 Toronto, Ontario – The Great Hall
11-28 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
11-29 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
11-30 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

WATCH — Grieves’ “What It Dew” + Tour Dates

August 24th, 2017

In anticipation of his fifth studio album Running Wild set for release Friday, August 25th on Rhymesayers Entertainment, Seattle rapper and producer Grieves shared a new video for “What It Dew.” Directed by HELICAL, the video pokes fun at his more serious subject matter, laid over electric guitar textures, pulsating beats, and an insistent bassline.

In the video, Grieves finds himself trapped in purgatory – forced to entertain a crummy dive bar in perpetuity where the patrons appear to be the living embodiments of our vices, the seven deadly sins. Ultimately, we see Grieves make a good time out of a bad situation. He comments, “ Not everything is a crisis. Some things are simple and easy. Feel good and let go with this one!”

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Tour Dates:
8.31 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre*
9.01 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s*
9.02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
9.03 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
9.04 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room*
9.05 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress*
9.06 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red*
9.08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue*
9.09 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*
9.10 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*
9.11 – Durango, CO @ Animas City Theatre*
9.12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad*
9.13 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls*
9.14 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s*
9.15 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
9.16 – Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock*
9.18 – New Orleans, LA @ Parish at HOB*
9.19 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
9.20 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade*
9.21 – Washington, DC @ DC9*
9.22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
9.23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory*
9.25 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
9.26 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa*
9.27 – Toronto, ON @ The Velvet Underground*
9.28 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig*
9.29 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern*
9.30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club*
10.02 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium*
10.04 – Billings, MT @ The Pub Station*
10.05 – Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge*
10.06 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett*
10.07 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett*
11.03 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile**
11.08 – Boise, ID @ The Reef**
11.09 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s**
11.10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium**
11.11 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theater**
11.12 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers**
11.14 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones**
11.15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar**
11.16 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room**
11.20 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room**
11.21 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird**
11.22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi**
11.24 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue**
11.25 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Event Hall & Lounge**
*support by deM atlaS
**support by ProbCause

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