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!
Sisters Bianca “Coco” and Sierra “Rosie” Casady talk to the music and culture blog On Being about some of the explanations behind their songs and the weirdness that provoked it all. Known as CocoRosie, the duo is under the genre “freaky-folk,” and their childhood had a huge influence on the creation of their music. For the full interview, check out On Being’s website!
Atlanta born and raised rapper Killer Mike has just put up a video for ‘Ghetto Gospel,’ from his 2012 album R.A.P. Music. Mike is now apart of the duo Run The Jewels with rapper El-P, whose self-titled album came out summer of 2013. This video gives us a refreshing reminder of his solo talent. The video features Mike going to church, singing with the gospel choir, and riding around in his truck. Watch the video below!