Archives: February 2018

WATCH — Anchor.FM 3.0 Is Here

February 22nd, 2018

Today Anchor launched it’s latest version of it’s podcast app. 3.0 features a re-imagined mobile app built for effortless podcast creation, a brand new web dashboard with creation tools and analytics, expanded distribution options, and unlimited podcast hosting that’s 100% free. Check out the goods.

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WATCH — Fever Ray’s “IDK About You” + Tour Dates

February 22nd, 2018

Fever Ray has debuted their new video for “IDK About You,” the latest chapter of their narrative series being released in support of their latest album, Plunge. In the video, Fever Ray introduces the members of their touring band. As was the case with the previously unveiled videos, this one was filmed in Stockholm with creative direction by Martin Falck.

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Tour Dates:
May 12 – New York, NY – Red Bull Music Festival – Brooklyn Hangar
May 13 – New York, NY – Red Bull Music Festival – Brooklyn Hangar
May 14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 16 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
May 17 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
May 18 – Chicago, IL – Metro (SOLD OUT)
May 21 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox (SOLD OUT)
May 22 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre (SOLD OUT)
May 23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater (SOLD OUT)
May 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
May 26 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
May 24-28 – Bradley, CA – Lightning In A Bottle Festival

LISTENN — Buzzy Lee’s “Coolhand”

February 22nd, 2018

Buzzy Lee is LA-based singer Sasha Spielberg, daughter of Steven, but her impressive pop project doesn’t need a famous-dad endorsement. This week she shared “Coolhand,” the soulful lead single from her forthcoming Facepaint EP. Along with the rest of the record, it’s produced by the brilliant experimental electronic composer Nicolas Jaar.”

— Via Stereogum

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WATCH — Sa-Roc’s “Forever”

February 22nd, 2018

The arresting visual captures Sa-Roc‘s song’s empowering message. Over an ominous bass line, the hip-hop heroine goes from spitting bars amongst the breathtaking surroundings of Georgia’s Providence Canyon, to overtaking an ornate throne as she drops lines like, “No, I’m not flawless. I’m scarred up, and I’m fine with it.”She goes on to recount how mama taught her “stay woke,” admit her own body image struggles, and name-check Do The Right Thing. It feels like it could be rap’s own answer to the “No-Makeup Movement.”

However, her message is just starting to resound on a grand scale…

A voice Okayplayer.com proclaimed “one of the most formidable microphone mavens in the game,” Sa-Roc is in the midst of finishing up her Rhymesayers Entertainment full-length debut—due out this year.

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DO THIS — California Roots Music Festival 5/25 – 5/27

February 20th, 2018

The California Roots Music Festival is fast approaching. You’re definitely not going to want to miss this one. The line up is insane to say the least. Atmosphere, New Kingston, Collie Buddz, Brother Ali, The Movement, and so many more. This all goes down Memorial Day weekend. Don’t miss out. Get tickets ASAP!

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WATCH – Jeff Rosenstock’s “Melba” + Tour Dates

February 19th, 2018

Jeff Rosenstock, the Brooklyn-based punk outsider behind Bomb the Music Industry!, has released the first video from his latest solo effort POST-. The visual for “Melba,” directed by Ben Epstein and David Combs, stars Rosenstock as a restaurant manager who violently loses his temper after dealing with the pent up anger of a disgruntled patron. The cycle of aggression, which ends with another restaurant employee destroying her apartment, matches the frustration in the song’s lyrics: “This was a shit day/ Can’t power through the haze/ I’m tired of waiting for it to be over.” Watch the video below.”

— via Spin

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Tour Dates:
02/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge %^
02/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room %^
02/17 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA San Diego @ You’re Going To Hate This Fest
02/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom %^ [SOLD OUT]
02/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall @ Noise Pop %^
02/24 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium %^
03/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #$
03/07 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #$
03/08 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda #$
03/09 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group #$
03/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa @ Community Records Block Party
04/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ Emerge Music & Impact Conference
04/18 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage !&
04/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw !&
04/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw !& [SOLD OUT]
04/21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club !&
04/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer !&
04/24 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s !&
04/25 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch !&
04/26 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium !& [SOLD OUT]
04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ University of Minnesota !&
04/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo – Back Room !& [SOLD OUT]
04/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway !&
05/01 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups !&
05/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall !&
05/26 – 05/28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival % w/ ROAR
^ w/ Lemuria
# w/ Chris Farren
$ w/ Laura Stevenson
! w/ Bad Moves
& w/ Martha

WATCH — Wye Oak’s “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs” + Tour Dates

February 16th, 2018

Last month, the title track from Wye Oak’s hotly anticipated album The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs (out April 6 worldwide) was described by Pitchfork as “terrifying and liberating at the same time, a sea change toward a new horizon” while NPR called it “a lament about lost youth…but also a rallying cry of sorts to not waste time.”

Today, Wye Oak debut a music video for that terrifying and liberating rallying cry, shot in the startling desert landscape of New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument by Dan Huiting. The band sums it up best: “We went to the desert. It might seem hot, but it was actually cold. What is the point of all this? You’ll never outrun yourself. The past is always at your heels.”

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Tour Dates:
Feb 16 New York, NY – Symphony Space
Apr 06 Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival
May 09 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
May 10 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 11 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 13 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
May 14 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 15 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
May 17 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
May 18 Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
May 19 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
May 20 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Roo
May 21 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
May 23 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
May 25 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
May 26 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
Jul 11 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Jul 13 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Jul 14 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Jul 15 Seattle, WA – Neumos
Jul 17 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Jul 18 Oakland, CA – Starlin Social Club
Jul 19 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
Jul 20 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Jul 21 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Jul 23 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Jul 24 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
Jul 27 Birmingham, AL – Saturn