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LISTEN — Chancha Via Circuito’s “La Victoria”

June 1st, 2018

“Argentina’s Chancha Via Circuito (aka Pedro Canale) has been making albums for a decade now, offering up a mix of electronic and more traditional folk sounds, and he continues to gain increased attention outside of his home country. His next album, Bienaventuranza (“a word that essentially means bliss”), comes out June 8 via Wonderwheel Recordings, and it features collaborations with Mateo Kingman, Miriam Garcia, Gianluz, Kaleema, Manu Ranks and Toronto’s Polaris Prize-winning Lido Pimienta.”

— via Brooklyn Vegan

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LISTEN — Goon’s “Choke Throat”

June 1st, 2018

“LA rock four-piece Goon came out with their first EP Dusk of Punk in 2016 and followed it up with Happy Omen last October. Come July, Goon’s new label Partisan Records will be releasing the two EPs as a single vinyl LP. The album will include two unreleased tracks, one of which we hear today.”

— Via Stereogum

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LISTEN — Angelique Kidjo’s ‘Remain In Light’

May 31st, 2018

Angélique Kidjo first heard Talking Heads shortly after she fled the communist regime in her native Benin for Paris in 1983. Listening to Western popular music was like an act of treason in her home country, she says, so she remembers feeling like a kid in a candy store when discovering music in France – “You want to eat all of the candy at once,” she tells Rolling Stone with a laugh. But of all the music she was digesting, one record was unique: Talking Heads’ 1980 offering, Remain in Light.

The Grammy-winning Kidjo has now recorded her own interpretation of Remain in Light, which she has been performing live at various concerts over the past year. The album, due out June 8th on Kravenworks Records.”

— Via Rolling Stone

CLICK HERE to listen to the full album, “REMAIN IN LIGHT” Via NPR Music.

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LISTEN – DJDS’ “Big Wave More Fire”

May 31st, 2018

Big Wave More Fire, out now, is the DJDS’ most inventive project yet, soaring between euphoric harmonies, ghostly Auto-Tune creations, and skittering drums in their signature sample-heavy style. But it’s also their most collaborative, bringing together a raft of vocalists — including Khalid, Kacy Hill, Vic Mensa and Charlie Wilson — whose ages range from 20 to 65.” Listen to the album below.

— Via Billboard

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WATCH – Denzel Curry’s “Percs”

May 31st, 2018

Percs” is a strong outing from Denzel Curry, and should satiate the appetite of fans waiting for Taboo to drop. He gets center stage to showcase his talents, and at three minutes, the track actually has time to breathe. Be sure to check this one out below.

LISTEN — Now, Now’s “Saved” + Tour Dates

May 29th, 2018

Head on over to NPR Music to get your first listen of Now, Now‘s Saved. It come’s out May 18th on Trans-Records.

Click here to check it out.

Tour Dates:
JUL 6 – Basilica Block Party, Minneapolis, MN
JUL 7 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
JUL 8 – Pike Room, Pontiac, MI
JUL 9 – Adelaide Hall, Toronto, ON
JUL 11 – Middle East Downstairs, Boston, MA
JUL 12 – Baby’s All Right, New York, NY
JUL 13 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
JUL 14 – Songbyrd, Washington, DC
JUL 15 – Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
JUL 17 – The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
JUL 18 – Exit In, Nashville, TN
JUL 20 – Club Dada, Dallas, TX
JUL 21 – Stubbs Jr, Austin, TX
JUL 23 – Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
JUL 24 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
JUL 25 – Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
JUL 27 – The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA
JUL 28 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA
JUL 30 – Crocodile, Seattle, WA
JUL 31 – Biltmore, Vancouver
AUG 1 – Doug Fir, Portland, OR
AUG 3 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
AUG 4 – Globe Hall, Denver, CO
SEP 15 – Prairie Burn Music Fest, Hudson, WI

WATCH — Hurray For Riff Raff’s “Pa’lante”

May 25th, 2018

Hurray For The Riff Raff has returned with a moving short film focused on the aftermath of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria, soundtracked by their powerful protest song “Pa’lante.”

Starring The Florida Project‘s Mela Murder, the video follows the story of a single mom trying to navigate her way through life in a country still struggling to recover from a storm that displaced thousands of Puerto Ricans last year. Interspersed with images of frontwoman Alynda Segarra‘s father and archival footage of the Young Lords, a prominent Puerto Rican civil rights activist group, it’s a poignant film that touches on themes of resilience, strength, and defiance.”

— via Nylon

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