Watch as Run The Jewels‘ Killer Mike and El-P talk to music blog NME about their favorite rap duos. The two released their self-titled album in 2013 on Fool’s Gold Records and have been touring and writing since. According to El’P’s twitter account, Run The Jewels 2 will be coming out sometime this year. Download the first album on the Fool’s Gold Records website. Watch the interview with NME here!
Now that California rap duo Zion I have dropped ‘The Masters Of Ceremony EP,’ they are proud to announce their winter tour dates for 2014! The Masters Of Ceremony Winter Tour will feature Zion I, SOL, and special guests MKSMTH and Aileron. To see if all these great acts are coming to your town, check out the list below! Download Zion I’s EP on iTunes here.
01.30.14 – Sacramento, CA – Assembly
01.31.14 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theare
02.01.14 – Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
02.04.14 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
02.05.14 – Bozeman, MT – Zebra Cocktail Lounge
02.06.14 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112
02.07.14 – Seattle, WA – crocodile
02.08.14 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02.09.14 – Corvallis, OR – Impulse Nightclub
02.12.14 – Park City, UT – Park City Live
02.13.14 – Avon, CO – Agave Avon
02.14.14 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
02.15.14 – Denver, CO – Cervantes
02.16.14 – Breckendridge, CO – Three20South
02.17.14 – Durango, CO – Animas City Theatre
05.24.14 – Monterey, CA – California Roots Festival
Brooklyn alternative rock band Lightouts have been making a splash with their new double single ‘Dissappear’ / ‘My My.’ They have been featured in the iTunes Alternative store for over a month now, and it definitely had to do with their singer, Greg Nelson, who fit in perfectly with the band’s need for a frontman, back in 2011. After dropping their debut album, Want, last year, it is clear that they are continuing to create fantastic rock music for their growing fan base. Listen to ‘Dissappear’ below, and buy the double single at the iTunes store.
Actress (a.k.a. Darren Cunningham) is this weeks XLR8R podcast creator, in light of his upcoming album, Ghettoville. However, instead of laying down some of his own music, the British producer decided to put together an hour long mix of seemingly random tunes that show off the brilliant musician’s well-trained ear for techno and electronic music. Listen to the mix and read the podcast review at XCLR8R’s website!
Artist feature! Check out Chicago-born emcee/Rhymesayers’ affiliate Grieves’ interview with our good friends at Impact98 radio before his show at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI. The rapper talked about his writing, mainstream vs. independent artists, and general touring around the country. Watch the video below!
New York-based indie rock band, We Are Scientists, have just released the title and tracklist for their fourth studio album ‘TV En Francais.’ The record was produced in New York and includes several tracks from their Business Casual EP that came out in 2013. The album is set to come out March 3rd in U.S. Check out Exclaim’s website for all the details!
See Step Brothers, Alchemist and Evidence, on Sway In The Morning as they promote about their debut album, Lord Steppington. Sway spoke to them about their time in California making music, as well as how they want their unreleased music dealt with postmortem. Also, the reason behind their album name is revealed.. watch below!