Archives: August 2018

WATCH – DeVotchKa on CBS This Morning + US Tour

August 30th, 2018

ICYMI – Watch an electrifying performance from DeVotchKa as they play “Straight Shot” on CBS This Morning Saturday (August 25th). After scoring films, musicals, ballets and performing with symphony orchestras the Denver, Colorado based band emerge with their sixth studio album, This Night Falls Forever. Watch the live session HERE.

ALSO…Don’t miss them in a city near you this month –> TOUR DATES HERE!

US TOUR – Celebrate the Marimba with Rio Mira…LIVE!

August 30th, 2018

Named after the river that divides Ecuador and Colombia, Rio Mira specializes in the creation of contemporary music with traditional sounds, dating back hundreds of years. Their sound is based on the art of great musicians and producers from Ecuador and Colombia and the influence of local indigenous groups, cosmopolitan cities, and the African diaspora.

Their debut album, released on a ZZK’s sub label AYA Records is produced by Iván Benavides (involved in Latin Grammy-winning groups like Choq Quib Town and Los Giateros de San Jacinto) and Ivis Flies (producer of Latin Grammy-winning social heritage project De Taitas y Mamas) and is guided by the distinctive percussive tones of the marimba, which is the all-important ingredient of this socially conscious project.

This year they bring their stunning  music to the U.S. on their Southern Exposure tour. Check out the tour dates below to see Rio Mira in a city near you – dates below!


P.O.S + Astronautalis = Four Fists. Catch the duo on tour this fall

August 27th, 2018

Stef Alexander and Andy Bothwell, respectively known as P.O.S and Astronautalis, have been making guest appearances on each other’s records for over ten years, Now the two unite again to create an intricate fusion of hip-hop and post-hardcore in their latest project, Four Fists. Hear a sneak peak of their album, 666 out October 12 via Doomtree Records and catch them on tour this fall in a city near you.

– Via Doomtree

ICYMI – Andrew Bayer’s new album out NOW on Anjunabeats

August 27th, 2018

Rooted in club culture but always eager to expand, Andrew Bayer truly comes into his own on this record as an “album” artist. Embracing the breadth of a full length project, Bayer’s been able to couple underground sounds with a much larger, more rounded viewpoint. His new album In My Last Life drives the point home across eight heartfelt tracks, a lush, lucid affair with nuanced emotional counterpoints and emotional songs penned and delivered by Norwegian singer/songwriter Ane Brun and the incredible Alison May . An artistic statement and a perfectly considered body of work, In My Last Life owes very little to the dance floor that Andrew is often associated with, instead drawing its inspirations from influences like Kate Bush, Atoms For Peace, Aphex Twin and Talk Talk.

His new song ‘Open End Resource’ is a case in point, with Bayer’s production two-stepping alongside vocalist Alison May. Inspired by a camping trip and questions of identity, it’s a means of communicating hope, of embracing the positive changes within society. –READ MORE VIA CLASH MAGAZINE

LISTEN – Leon Vynehall on Beats In Space

August 27th, 2018

ICYMI – Last week Leon Vynehall visited Tim Sweeney over at the WNYU studios and laid down a very special set for Beats In Space. Check the tracklist for the live set HERE, and grab tickets for Leon Vynehall’s upcoming LIVE DATES in NYC HERE.

Leon Vynehall’s ethereal debut album, Nothing is Still is out now via Ninja Tune records. You can tun into Beats In Space every Tuesday from 10:30pm to 1am on WNYU 89.1FM in New York City, or listen online at wnyu.org. MORE Leon Vynehall US Tour Dates HERE.

WATCH – Atmosphere’s latest release, “Virgo”

August 23rd, 2018

Hip-hop duo Atmosphere have announced their upcoming album, Mi Vida Local out October 5th on Rhymesayers. Check out their latest video for their lead single, “Virgo.” Shot on Super 8mm film, the Jason Goldwatch-directed visuals add a vintage feel to the track.

– Via Rhymesayers

READ – IDLES X Rolling Stone

August 23rd, 2018

UK-based punk band, IDLES open up about their latest, Joy As An Act Of Resistance. Like the title suggests the groups’ ethos for the album is about transcending grief and resisting it with joy.

“The optimism in the album is because I’ve been through the worst thing I can,” Talbot says. “It’s okay to be scared. It’s okay to be angry, as long as you embrace that fear and anger and you let it manifest into something productive….We thought, ‘This is an opportunity to speak to a congregation.’ If a singular idea is spoken on a broader scale, it can mean something grander.” Read the rest of the interview via Rolling Stone HERE.