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Recent News

WATCH — Lexie Roth “Hanging Around” + TOUR DATES

March 21st, 2017

Lexie Roth isn’t new to the game. Besides growing up as the daughter of virtuosic guitarist Arlen Roth (whose collaborations include Bob Dylan, James Taylor and The Bee Gees to name a few), Lexie has carved a prolific path for herself, both as an actress, musician and chef. She appeared in Joy alongside Jennifer Lawrence and will be featured in this Fall’s Chappaquiddick.

Her latest EP MOVE ME follows her self-titled 2012 album, but sonically departs from its blues and folk sound. While moving more toward the realm of synth pop, Roth’s songwriting loses none of its rigor. With catchy riffs weaving between textured vocal harmonies and a more energetic tempo, MOVE ME is a spirited push towards a more mature and diverse sound. Roth says,

Before I started writing the tracks, I had these tunes in my head that were very melodic and hook-y. At the time, I also picked up drumming again, and those melodies started taking on a whole new energy and rhythm in my imagination. They were always pulsing through my mind, so by the time I put down the demos, they just burst out, almost spontaneously.

The video for track “Hanging Around” perfectly captures a young relationship on the edge as we follow the life of an apathetic stoner and his girlfriend. MOVE ME is out March 31.”

— via Consequence of Sound

Watch “Hanging Around” below and catch her on the road!

TOUR DATES:

4/1: Flagstaff, AZ @ Hops on Birch
4/6: Nashville, TN @ The Commodore Grille
4/10: Marlborough, NY @ The Falcon
4/12: Brooklyn, NY @ TBD
4/13: Providence, RI @ Dusk
4/14: Cambridge, MA @ Lily Pad

WATCH — Kate Tempest Perform “Europe Is Lost” On The Tonight Show + TOUR DATES

March 20th, 2017

Acclaimed recording artist, poet, playwright and novelist Kate Tempest launched her North American tour in San Diego on March 20th, and she made her U.S. television debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on the same night.

Watch the performance below and check her out on the road!

March 20 / San Diego, CA / Casbah
March 21 / Los Angeles, CA / Echoplex
March 22 / Santa Ana, CA / Constellation Room
March 24 / San Francisco, CA / Slims
March 26 / Boise, ID / Treefort Festival
March 27 / Seattle, WA / Neumos
March 28 / Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios
March 29 / Vancouver, BC / Fortune
March 31 / Calgary, AB / Commonwealth
April 2 / Minneapolis, MN / 7th Street Entry
April 3 / Chicago, IL / Lincoln Hall
April 5 / Toronto, ON / Mod Club
April 6 / Montreal, QC / Sala Rossa
April 10 / Boston, MA / Brighton Music Hall
April 11 / Philadelphia, PA / Boot & Saddle
April 12 / Washington, DC / U Street Music Hall
April 13 / New York, NY / Le Poisson Rouge

LISTEN — TENDER “Erode”

March 17th, 2017

“Operating out of their basement studio in London, TENDER create beautifully seductive dark electronica in the same vein as Jungle or Caribou. Today the duo share “Erode,” the first track off their debut full-length album out this summer on Partisan Records.

TENDER’s lyrics explore the raw, often devastating, emotions that accompany falling in and out of love. “Erode”– marked by the bands signature minimalist guitar work, swelling synths and crooning vocals– is a meditation on the healing and work that goes into rebuilding one’s self after a relationship takes its toll.

Made of two childhood friends, James Cullen and Dan Cobb, TENDER have amassed +10Million streams online for three previously released EPs, reaching Hype Machine’s #1 spot several times. They were named one of VEVO’s dscvr “Ones To Watch” artists of 2017 and just sold out a London gig last week.”

— via Partisan Records

Listen to “Erode” below!

LISTEN — Thundercat Interview w/ Fidelity High

March 16th, 2017

Thundercat is the stage name of the critically acclaimed bassist Stephen Bruner. He was a latter day member of the Los Angeles based thrash band Suicidal Tendencies, has released three solo albums, and is known for his work with Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, Childish Gambino, Erykah Badu, and more. His anticipated new album Drunk was released this month and features appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Kamasi Washington, Flying Lotus, Wiz Khalifa, Michael McDonald, and Kenny Loggins. In their Best New Music review, Pitchfork stated, “The third album from bassist and songwriter Thundercat is whimsical and somber, funny and meaningful, sometimes all at once. ‘Drunk’s’ oddball soul confronts the challenge of just trying to live life.””

— via Fidelity High

Listen to the interview below!

LISTEN — Fink On NPR’s “Here And Now”

March 15th, 2017

Fink recently joined the crew of “Here And Now” to discuss his exploration of the blues, and his latest album, Sunday Night Blues Club.

Check out the discussion below!

WATCH — BADBADNOTGOOD “Lavender feat. Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg (Nightfall Remix)”

March 14th, 2017

“The concept for Snoop Dogg‘s new video for “Lavender” (Nightfall Remix) — named after the original BADBADNOTGOOD collaboration featuring Kaytranada — came to its director, YouTube star Jesse Wellens, during a smoking session.

Sharing the same manager, the PrankvsPrank sensation and the West Coast rap legend were working the same video game event last October. Smoking was not permitted indoors, so the two lit up in the rapper’s Sprinter van as Wellens pitched his idea. It included Resident Evil dogs, clowns, a commercial for the faux Snoop Loops cereal, and a timely concept inspired by Philando Castile — the Falcon Heights man who was fatally shot by cops at a traffic stop last July, as seen in the heartbreaking video his girlfriend recorded and posted online.

Snoop had promised a song that night, but three days later, sent Wellens his take on “Lavender,” which features him targeting police brutality with lines like, “Trying to keep from dying in these muthaf–kin’ streets/ F–k the police/ From a black man’s point of view.”

Snoop, who stumbled upon the BADBADNOTGOOD track after his A&R, Frank Vasquez, had loaded the band’s IV record into his iTunes, said Wellens’ concept and the beat inspired him to express his thoughts candidly. “I had never had a song like that, so when I got back to the studio, I started skimming through beats, and that particular beat just seemed on the same page to get me going, so I wrote the whole song [to it],” explains the rapper.

The “Lavender” remix was released Sunday (March 12) via Innovative Leisure, BADBADNOTGOOD’s label. It is also available on vinyl, with artwork by Joe Cool. Snoop says it will be on his forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2016’s Coolaid. “That record will be a part of my new album that I just finished. It’s called Never Left and it should be out [soon], maybe in May.””

— via Billboard

Check out the video below!

WATCH — P.O.S “Faded”

March 13th, 2017

“In January, Minneapolis rapper P.O.S released a new album called Chill, dummy. It features contributions from Kathleen Hanna, Allan Kingdom, Lizzo, Open Mike Eagle, and Busdriver. Today, he’s shared the video for the record’s “Faded,” which has vocals from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Lady Midnight. In the James Gundersen-directed clip, P.O.S hangs out in the woods as images are projected onto him.”

— via Pitchfork

Watch “Faded” below!