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!
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
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!
Ninja Tune artist, Kelis, just officially took her website Live and updated her SoundCloud, YouTube, and Facebook pages with new music and information on her upcoming album. Her sixth studio album, ‘Food,’ is set to come out April 22nd, and was produced by David Sitek, guitarist for indie-rock band TV On The Radio. Her first single “Jerk Ribs” can be listened to on any one of her updated websites (links below!), and will be downloaded automatically if you pre-order the album on iTunes.
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.