Soul singer, Kelis, released this music video for her single ‘Rumble.’ The song comes off her upcoming album, ‘Food,’ out on Ninja Tune Records on April 21 in the US. The video was directed by Christian Lamb, and features the singer sitting in a chair in the middle of a lake while performing. Watch the video below, and pre-order ‘Food’ on iTunes here!
Boston psychedelic rock band Quilt made their way to KEXP studios in Seattle, WA for a live studio performance. The band played four songs from their latest album, ‘Held In Splendor,’ which came out on Mexican Summer Records. DJ Cheryl Waters also chatted with them about how the group met and the musical aspects of the new album. Listen to the full performance below!
Buy ‘Held In Splendor’ on CD or digital download here!
Sheffield, England’s Slow Club return this summer with their third album ‘Complete Surrender,’ to be released in the US on July 15, 2014 on Wichita Recordings. Three years after their last album, ‘Paradise‘, the duo have grown into a new musical style of soulful, sophisticated pop songs. The title track single is now available to stream, and can be heard below.
Pre-order ‘Complete Surrender’ on iTunes here!
The Manchester five-piece, elbow, has made an impressive Billboard Chart debut for their new album ‘The Take Off And Landing Of Everything‘ by entering at #1 on the Heatseekers Chart and reaching their highest ever Top 200 chart positioning in the U.S, entering at #109 and currently sitting at #83 on the album’s second week. The band also reached #1 for the first time ever in their native United Kingdom last week. Many of their North American tour dates are already sold out, so check the list below to see if you can still get tickets!
05.11.14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club – SOLD OUT
05.12.14 – Boston, MA – Royale Night Club – SOLD OUT
05.13.14 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
05.16.14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall – SOLD OUT
05.17.14 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall – SOLD OUT
05.19.14 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
05.20.14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05.23.14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom – SOLD OUT
05.24.14 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom – SOLD OUT
05.25.14 – Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
05.27.14 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theatre
05.28.14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Canadian jazz and funk band, The Souljazz Orchestra, got together in an Ottawa basement to perform ‘One Life To Live‘ from their new studio album ‘Inner Fire‘ on Strut Records. The band has just finished their North American tour and are now off to Europe to continue it. Watch the video below, and download ‘Inner Fire’ from their website here.
Greek DJ/producer Giganta (aka DJ Eleni Adamopoulou) took some time out of her busy schedule to talk to and mix a set with Dummy Magazine. She just dropped her EP ‘Force‘ on Actress‘s label, Werkdiscs. Listen to the mix below, and read the full interview on Dummy Magazine’s website here.
Brazilian rapper/singer, Karol Conka, announced the released date for her upcoming album ‘Batuk Freak.’ The new record will come out on April 7th on Mr. Bongo Records. The rapper worked with big time producer Nave to create this distinctive and exciting new hip-hop album. Listen to the ‘Batuk Freak’ mini mix below to get a sample of the tunes from the new record, and grab it on iTunes here.