• READ – Lee Scratch Perry w/ Subatomic Sound System Tour

    Lee Scratch Perry is coming to your town. LargeUp has partnered with the Dub Champions Festival and Subpac to present the Super Ape Returns to Conquer Tour, which kicks off Oct. 24th. Last time Scratch hit the road in the States, he had a giant, inflatable ape on stage with him. Who knows what surprises this tour holds?
  • READ – St. Vincent’s Masseducation + Tour Dates

    "...the truth is that Clark doesn’t need to show her face on MASSEDUCTION; her vitality is implanted on every note of the collection. For once, the listener doesn’t need help drawing the connection from the artist they hear to the artist they see. Or, maybe, Clark is drawing attention to the fact that this album presents a new side to her.”
  • WATCH – Lawrence Rothman’s ‘Wolves Still Cry’

    Lawrence Rothman has announced his debut album, The Book of Law, due out October 13th. The first song off the album, 'Wolves Still Cry,' begins the journey through Lawrence’s alters and features background vocals by How To Dress Well.
  • Watch – Cold Specks’ “Fool’s Paradise” Live

    Now with her third album, Fool’s Paradise, Cold Speck’s confidence and comfort level in revealing herself to her fans has grown, and we’re richer for it. Not only has her platform amplified — as she openly confronts political issues such as Trump’s travel ban and negative narratives around Somali identity — but her music is also transcending.
  • WATCH – Odesza’s “Across The Room” ft. Leon Bridges

    Odesza released a soul-warming music video for “Across The Room.” Just try not to smile as you watch Leon Bridges shimmy his way through a backyard barbecue. Get cozy and click here to watch.
  • WATCH – An Evening With Stars

    The table was set for a candid and intimate moment with Stars. And in this setting lives the stories, anecdotes, memories and thoughts on their new album and where they are in their careers now.
  • WATCH — Hundred Waters ‘Fingers’ + Tour Dates

    Hundred Water shared a creepy crawly video for their new song, 'Fingers.' In the Allie Avital-directed video, Nicole Miglis sings with spiders, cockroaches, and other insects crawling all over her. Check it out.

Recent News

Ume Announces Album Release Date + Single

January 31st, 2014

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Austin rock band Ume announced that they will release their much-anticipated new album, ‘Monuments,’ on March 4th via Dangerbird Records. This will be their second studio album, after 2011’s big-hit ‘Phantoms.’ Their first single off ‘Monuments,’ ‘Black Stone,’ is now available on Ume’s SoundCloud, and can be listened to below.

Pre-order ‘Monuments’ on iTunes here!

LISTEN – Interview With Connan Mockasin On KCRW

January 30th, 2014

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This week, DJ Anthony Valadez hosted New Zealand based musician Connan Mockasin on his Monday night show on KCRW. The singer/songwriter talked to KCRW about his latest record, Caramel, and the recording process that went into it. Check out the interview below, and buy Caramel on iTunes here!

STREAM – Sweetheart 2014 on NPR First Listen

January 30th, 2014

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Streaming now is the Sweetheart 2014 on NPR First Listen! Put together by Starbucks every couple of years, the Sweetheart compilations include various covers of classic love songs by artists from today. Dating back a decade, this is the fifth installment of the series and contains covers from popular bands like Vampire Weekend and The Head and The Heart. Listen to it today on NPR’s website!

LISTEN – Tosca – Unreleased Track + US TOUR

January 29th, 2014

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Austrian electric music duo, Tosca, has just released a never-heard-before version of their song ‘Looking.’ Originally an alternate version bonus track for their album Odeon, ‘Looking’ is now available for download on Tosca’s SoundCloud in it’s original, unreleased form. As an extra treat, the duo decided to give us their North American tour dates for February and March, which can be found here. Listen below!

STREAM – Actress – ‘Ghettoville’ On NPR First Listen

January 29th, 2014

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British producer Actress (Darren Cunningham) dropped his fourth album ‘Ghettoville‘ last week and it is streaming on NPR’s First Listen site. After calling ‘Ghettoville’ a sequel to 2008’s ‘Hazyville,’ Cunningham gave his fans something exciting to listen to that was similar to his debut album. The entire album is up on NPR First listen here, don’t miss it!

Kris Bowers On iTunes 2014 Artists To Watch

January 28th, 2014

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Today, iTunes launched their 2014 Artist to Watch program featuring Kris Bowers as one of only twelve for the year! His album, Heroes + Misfits, jumped into the Top 10 Jazz Albums chart and his single, “Wake the Neighbors,” moved up to #14 on the Jazz Songs chart. Check out his tour dates below to see if he’s coming to your city! Preorder Heroes + Misfits on iTunes here!

02.17.14 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar
02.24.14 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar
02.26.14 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
03.13.14 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar
03.20.14 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall

LISTEN – Thus Owls Single Premieres On Fader

January 28th, 2014

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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 our friends at Fader, and can be listened to at their website. Thus Owls will be making their first appearances in support of Turning Rocks at SXSW, with North American and European tour dates to be announced shortly!