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    NPR STREAMS NEW KELIS ALBUM + TOUR DATES

    NPR Music has released a stream of the unreleased Kelis album, ‘Food,’ on First Listen. The LP comes out next week on Ninja Tune Records, and her North American tour starts this June. Click here for the full stream of ‘Food,’ and her newest tour locations!

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    JACK BEATS EP ‘BEATBOX’ + MUSIC VIDEO + TOUR DATES

    UK house duo Jack Beats called in friends from around the world to help sing the chorus of their new OWSLA single, “Beatbox,” a bit of jacking house with a hook that will stick in your head for days. Plus, their North American tour starts soon so find out if they are playing near you!

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    REUBEN AND THE DARK ON TOUR + BOW & ARRROW PREMIER

    Reuben And The Dark will tour in support of their debut LP Funeral Sky starting June 10 at the World Cafe in Philadelphia. Click here to check out their new tune “Bow And Arrow” courtesy of the good people Baeble, and read more about their upcoming release on Arts & Crafts.

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    NEW ADANOWSKY VIDEO + FULL ALBUM STREAM

    Taking a sharp left turn away from the lush folk pop of his 2011 U.S. debut Amador, on his new album Adanowsky embraces shimmy-shake disco rhythms, vintage ’80s pop and RnB, and a whole lot of glammy attitude. Check out his video for ‘Dancing On The Radio.’ here, and or steam the full album over at Popmatters now!

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    THUS OWLS SIGN TO SECRET CITY RECORDS AND DROP NEW SINGLE

    Montreal/Stockholm band Thus Owls have signed to Secret City Records and will be releasing their new album, entitled Turning Rocks, on April 8, 2014. The first song on the record, “As Long As We Try a Little,” premiered via Fader.

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    NEW KAROL CONKA ALBUM on MR BONGO

    Boasting a sound influenced by Lauryn Hill and the Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) Curitiba’s Karol Conka is one of the lead female rappers in Brazil. Check it out the mini-mix for her debut album Batuk Freak out on Mr Bongo April 8th HERE.

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    KOAN SOUND RELEASE ‘DYNASTY’ EP + TOUR DATES

    Bristol’s funk step duo KOAN Sound once again offer impeccable production as a conduit for spiritual awakening with their Dynasty EP, released April 1st via OWSLA. Listen to the full EP and check their upcoming tour dates here!

Recent News

LISTEN – Zara McFarlane – ‘Open Heart’ (Diggs Duke Remix)

April 19th, 2014

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Zara McFarlane released this Diggs Duke remix of her song ‘Open Heart,’ which premiered on okayplayer. The original tune came off her latest LP, ‘If You Knew Her,’ which came out on Gilles Peterson‘s label, Brownswood Records. Listen to the remix below, and purchase ‘If You Knew Her’ on iTunes here!

WATCH – Mally – ‘City Of Fear’

April 19th, 2014

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Mally released this video for his single ‘City of Fear.’ The song was produced by Last Word and it came from Mally’s latest album release, ‘The Colors Of Black.’ The video was directed by Cody Brown, and can be watched below. Purchase ‘The Colors Of Black’ on iTunes here!

Reuben And The Dark Announce North American Tour + Single

April 18th, 2014

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Reuben And The Dark are set to embark on a national tour in support of their debut LP ‘Funeral Sky‘ starting June 10 at the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. To commemorate the excitement behind it’s newest single ‘Bow And Arrow‘, the band teamed with Baeble to exclusively premiere the track. ‘Bow And Arrow’ showcases a display of soaring harmonies matching the power of a full-fledged choir when combined with frontman Reuben Bullock‘s haunting vocal performance. Partnered with some elegant guitar effects, this reserved delivery touches on the personal struggles Bullock experienced during his upbringing. Check out the tour dates and new single below!

6/7 – Toronto, ON – Field Trip
6/10 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
6/12 – New York NY – Mercury Lounge
6/13 – Boston MA – Brighton Music Hall
6/14 – Montauk NY – Surf Lodge
6/17 – Pittsburgh PA – Club Cafe
6/18 – Columbus OH – A & R Music Bar
6/19 – Louisville KY – Rye
6/20 – Evanston IL – SPACE
6/21 – Minneapolis N – 7th Street Entry

STREAM – Kelis – ‘Food’ On NPR’s First Listen + Tour Dates

April 17th, 2014

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NPR Music has released a stream of the unreleased Kelis album, ‘Food,’ on First Listen. The singer’s new album is due out April 22 via Ninja Tune Records. However, it can be listen to right now, in full, on the NPR Music website here! Be sure to check out her upcoming tour dates below, to see if she will be playing live near you.

Pre-order ‘Food’ on iTunes here!

6/2 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
6/3 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
6/4 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
6/9 – Chicago, IL – Park West
6/11 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
6/13 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
6/15 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

LISTEN – Fresh & Onlys – ‘Animal of One’

April 17th, 2014

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The Fresh & Onlys released their first official single, ‘Animal of One,’ which premiered on NPR Music’s All Songs Considered. The song comes off their upcoming album, ‘House of Spirits,’ due out on June 10 via Mexican Summer Records. Listen to the single below, and pre-order the album from Mexican Summer here!

WATCH – Jack Beats – ‘Beatbox’ + Tour Dates

April 16th, 2014

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UK house duo Jack Beats called in friends from around the world to help sing the chorus of their new OWSLA single, ‘Beatbox,’ a bit of jacking house with a hook that will stick in your head for days. Skream, Annie Mac, Skrillex, and over 50 more of your favorite party people turn up in this video, shot in LA, NYC, London, Tokyo, and everywhere in between. The ‘Beatbox‘ EP has been killing it at radio and the duo are about to kick off their US tour, hit us up about possible ticket giveaways!

04.24.14 – Austin, TX - Kingdom
04.25.14 – Boston, MA - Prime
04.25.14 – Providence, RI - Therapy (late night show)
04.26.14 – Miami, FL - Grand Central
04.29.14 – Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
04.30.14 – New Orleans, LA - Republic
05.01.14 – San Francisco, CA - Ruby Skye
05.02.14 – Phoenix, AZ - Smashboxx
05.03.14 – Salt Lake City, UT - Great Saltair
05.06.14 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
05.07.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Sound
05.08.14 - San Diego, CA - Fluxx
05.09.14 - Seattle, WA - Foundation
05.10.14 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial

WATCH – Atmosphere – ‘Kanye West’

April 16th, 2014

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Atmosphere released a new music video for his single ‘Kanye West.’ The tune comes off his upcoming album ‘Southsiders,’ due out on May 6th via Rhymesayers Entertainment. Watch the video below, and pre-order ‘Southsiders’ on iTunes here!