Archives: June 2018

LISTEN — Slothrust’s “Peach”

June 28th, 2018

Unlike the persistent debate over how to pronounce their name Slothrust, (it’s Sloth-rust, officially), the LA-by-way-of-New York power trio is a juggernaut of cannonball riffs and lyrical intrigue. They’ve got a new album on the way, The Pact, and its lead single “Peach” — premiering today on Billboard — features frontwoman Leah Wellbaum leading up to the big chorus with after-school mad libs like this: “Silly sandbox, stupid scarecrow; Jack-o-lantern, chupacabra; sick menorah, candelabra.”

— Via Billboard

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LISTEN — Georgia Anne Muldrow’s “Overload”

June 26th, 2018

“The L.A. singer and producer Georgia Anne Muldrow introduced Erykah Badu to the phrase “stay woke,” and was thusly the person who brought it into the public imagination. For Muldrow, the phrase not only connoted political awareness but also the need to carry on when you’re exhausted beyond your means. “Overload,” her new one-off single for Brainfeeder, offers a portrait of love as the incubator of resistance, the place where both of those definitions of “woke” are brought to life.”

— Via Pitchfork

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WATCH — Miles Francis’ “Swimmers” Short Film + Tour Dates

June 12th, 2018

“To hear them tell it, there’s a star-crossed quality to the collaboration between Miles Francis and Charles Billot, a meeting of complementary dreamers that quickly became apparent when the three of us met at Greenpoint’s BÚÐIN cafe. They had been introduced a year earlier after admiring each others’ work from afar, and a chance message from Charles happened to slide Miles’ way just as the musician was sitting down to mix Swimmers, his solo debut.”

— Via THRDCOAST

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TOUR:
6/19 – Winooski VT – The Monkey House **
6/20 – Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien **
6/21 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison **
6/22 – Hudson NY – Half Moon **
6/28 – Brooklyn NY – Elsewhere (Rooftop) **
**with TEEN

WATCH — Tracyanne & Danny “It Can’t Be Love Unless It Hurts” + Tour Dates

June 8th, 2018

With Tracyanne & Danny’s premiere North American tour beginning next week, the duo are sharing a music video for single “It Can’t Be Love Unless It Hurts” off their self-titled debut album (out now). Tracyanne Campbell thinks of it as a cross between Carry On and The Shining, and we think that’s perfect!

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Tour Dates:
Jun 14 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
Jun 15 Durham, NC – Motorco*
Jun 16 Washington, DC – Union Stage*
Jun 17 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
Jun 19 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
Jun 21 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
Jun 22 Montreal, QC – Le Ministère*
Jun 23 Toronto, ON – The Great Hall*
Jun 24 Detroit, MI – El Club*
Jun 25 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe*
Jun 27 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall*
Jun 28 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club*
* w/ Lomelda

WATCH — Goldfrapp’s “Ocean” Feat. Dave Gahan

June 8th, 2018

Goldfrapp have today released the video for their current single “Ocean.” Directed by Alison Goldfrapp and featuring Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, the clip is a typically stunning addition to Goldfrapp’s portfolio of work. “Ocean” comes ahead of the deluxe edition release of the band’s 2017 album Silver Eye, which is out July 6 via Mute. Watch below.

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WATCH — Jupiter & Okwess’ “Ekombe” + Tour Dates

June 8th, 2018

Jupiter and his band Okwess have toured throughout the world sharing their powerful music and with ‘Kin Sonic’ they will finally introduce Jupiter & Okwess and their powerful Afrofunk to the US. Check out the video for “Ekombe” below.

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