Archives: February 2018

WATCH — Moby’s “This Wild Darkness”

February 28th, 2018

Moby has unveiled a stunning new video for “This Wild Darkness” – the latest track taken from his forthcoming album, Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt, out March 2 on Mute. Speaking to the urgent beauty of “This Wild Darkness,” Moby says, “’the world is a baffling place, full of confusion and darkness. ‘This Wild Darkness’ is essentially an existential dialog between me and the gospel choir – me talking about my confusion, the choir answering with longing and hope.” Watch “This Wild Darkness” below.

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READ — Soundset 2018 Announced

February 28th, 2018

Soundset, the annual rap festival put on by Minneapolis hip-hop label Rhymesayers, has revealed its 2018 lineup. The impressive bill is led by Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan (celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers), Migos, Tyler the Creator, Ice-T, and Brockhampton.

Other noteworthy acts include Atmosphere, Logic, Russ, Jaden Smith, Kamaiyah, Westside Gunn & Conway, Hieroglyphics, Grieves, Murs, Prof, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rapsody, Pell, Jack Harlow, Lazerbeak and Paper Tiger are Sick Trim, Evidence, and Young M.A., among others.

The one-day festival goes down Sunday, May 27th, at the Minnesota Saint Fairgrounds in St. Paul. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 2nd.

WATCH — Prof’s “Andre The Giant” + Album Announcement

February 23rd, 2018

Minnesota rapper, singer, debauchery connoisseur, and rhyme Casanova Prof will release his fifth full-length album, Pookie Baby, on April 13, 2018 via Rhymesayers Entertainment.

Additionally, he turns up with the music video for the first single “Andre The Giant.” Directed by Dave Wilson, the clip continues what’s becoming a tradition of equally hypnotic and hilarious visuals as he locks into an unbreakable flow before the irresistible hook takes hold. Undoubtedly, Andre The Giant himself would be proud…

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TRACKLISTING:
1. Pookie Baby
2. Andre The Giant
3. Light Work
4. Time Bomb
5. Send Nudes
6. Be Around (feat. Ashley Dubose)
7. Designated Hitter
8. I’ve Cooked Crack Before
9. No (feat. Cashinova)
10. Action
11. Homicide
12. Criminal
13. Focus
14. Minneapolis
15. Eulogy

WATCH — Charlotte Day Wilson’s “Stone Woman”

February 23rd, 2018

Days ahead of the release of her second EP Stone Woman, Charlotte Day Wilson has shared the title track’s video. Director Devon Little was inspired by classic videos like David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” and Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests to create an intimate moving portrait of Charlotte, who calls the resulting clip “an image of strength, beauty and vulnerability.”

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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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