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WATCH – Sa-Roc “r(E)volution” + New Album Out NOW!

October 13th, 2020

Today, Atlanta-based emcee Sa-Roc drops her long-awaited Rhymesayers Entertainment debut album, The Sharecropper’s Daughter. Produced by Sol Messiah, the fifteen track effort displays Sa-Roc’s crafty wordplay and razor-sharp delivery, as she brings poignant, socially conscious and uplifting messages to the forefront. The Sharecropper’s Daughter is peppered with a powerful cast of guest features, including Black Thought, Saul Williams, Styles P, Ledisi, and Chronixx, as well as one guest producer, Evidence, who made the beat for “Deliverance.”

“I’m super proud of this album,” revealed Sa-Roc in a September 28 interview with AllHipHop. “I’m excited about the content of it. It’s especially timely because it talks about the cycle of injustice we experience in this country. The cycle of emotional baggage in genetic transfer of that emotion… how it frames our perspective and what we can do to reshape a legacy and future for ourselves outside of that trauma and pain we inherit from history, our ancestors, our elders.”

Sa-Roc heralded the release of The Sharecropper’s Daughter with several stunning music videos, including “r(E)volution,” “Deliverance,” “Goddess Gang” and “Forever,”which has surpassed 4.3 million views on YouTube. She gave a resounding performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) series this June, stepping up to the moment with what NPR described as “[P]rotest music for the uprising of the American consciousness.” Tonight at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, Sa-Roc will celebrate The Sharecropper’s Daughter with a live listening party, complete with live performances, special guest appearances, and real-time fan Q&A. See below for more information on this free streaming event.

OUT NOW – Low Cut Connie’s Private Lives

October 13th, 2020

“I don’t wanna talk about it,” says Low Cut Connie frontman Adam Weiner. “I just wanna do it. First take, right outta the box, hit record, just GO. Everything with this record was a big mess, but that’s what I wanted it to be. I wanted this cinéma vérité approach with no filter, no script, just raw emotion in the voices of these characters. I wanted to capture real moments and make a kind of pure connection…straight to the heart.”

That “straight to the heart” approach has been Weiner’s battle cry throughout this year, and with both PRIVATE LIVES, Low Cut Connie’s wild new double-album, and the band’s TOUGH COOKIESlivestream series, Weiner lands a direct hit. Exploring the discord and alienation between our inward and outward-facing selves, the 17-track collection is as empathetic as it is ambitious, giving voice to the losers and loners and outcasts who live their lives beyond the spotlight, who stay isolated on the fringes of society without glory or credit.

In what plays out like a series of short films, Weiner’s characters speak directly to the audience, delivering a sequence of candid, revealing monologues. The narrators here are late shift workers, single parents and starving artists, sex workers, gutter punks, and forgotten senior citizens. They’re ordinary folks just looking for escape and connection in a society riddled with bad faith and broken promises. Rather than romanticize their struggles, though, ‘Private Lives’ dignifies them, painting rich, nuanced portraits of the kind of modern American lives that all too often are ignored or misunderstood.

Ultimately, liberation is what Low Cut Connie is all about: liberation from doubt, liberation from insecurity, liberation from loneliness. It’s easy for this world to leave you feeling like a freak or a weirdo or a misfit these days; ‘Private Lives’ is a reminder that we all belong.

WATCH – Noga Erez “You So Done”

October 13th, 2020

Tel-Aviv based artist Noga Erez shares the next in a series of game-changing singles leading into her mysterious second album (details yet to be announced). “You So Done” and its striking accompanying video are out now via City Slang.

Following the sparkling sass of “VIEWS” and the irresistibly upbeat lockdown anthem “NO news on TV”, Noga Erez and her collaborative partner Ori Rousso’s latest offering “You So Done” has been highly anticipated online since appearing on NBC’s Good Girls earlier this year. It sees Erez shift from outward looking political themes, opening up for a stirring track about rejection, toxic and emotionally violent relationships, and ones own inner violence.

Erez has created a reputation for the captivating videos that accompany her songs, and this latest video sees her step it up a level yet again. Her third collaboration with Tel Aviv-based director Indy Hait, the clip sees Erez as a puppet in a dystopian future, being violently flung to-and-fro by an unknown captor.

WATCH – Will Butler “Bethlehem” + Generations out NOW!

October 13th, 2020

In the five years since Will Butler released his debut album, Policy, he’s toured the world both solo and as a member of Arcade Fire, released the Friday Night live album, recorded and released Arcade Fire’s international #1 album Everything Now, earned his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard, hosted a series of touring town halls on local issues (police contracts, prison reform, municipal paid sick leave, voting rights), and spent time raising his three children. He also found the time and inspiration to write and record a new album, Generations. Check out his new single “Bethelem” and watch it’s incredibly rocking video HERE!

“My first record, Policy, was a book of short stories,” Butler says. “Generations is more of a novel—despairing, funny, a little bit epic… A big chunk of this record is asking: What’s my place in American history? What’s my place in America’s present? Both in general—as a participant, as we all are, in the shit that’s going down—but, also extremely particularly: me as Will Butler, rich person, white person, Mormon, Yankee, parent, musician of some sort, I guess. What do I do? What can I do? The record asks that question over and over, even if it’s not much for answers.”

WATCH – Fantastic Negrito “I’m So Happy I Cry ft Tank”

October 13th, 2020

2x GRAMMY® Award-winner Fantastic Negrito is back with “I’m So Happy I Cry,” the latest single from his new album, HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND YET? out now. The track – which features powerhouse vocals from Tarriona “Tank” Ball of New Orleans’ Tank and the Bangas, a historic moment marking the first-ever collaborative recording by two previous winners of NPR’s influential “Tiny Desk Contest” – is joined by an equally colorful companion video (below!).

“I was really inspired to write “I’m So Happy I Cry” the day after reading of Juice Wrld’s death. There are so many young artists suffering from what I perceive as mental illness. Imagine having everything you want in the world and still feeling the need to medicate until it kills you. There is something very sick — and tragic — about that.” – Fantastic Negrito

OUT NOW – Bonobo x Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

October 13th, 2020

Simon Green, aka Bonobo has teamed up with fellow producer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs to deliver a dancefloor-driven 12” that builds on some of the foundations of electronic music, tracing a line from 1980’s NYC through to the warehouse parties of today. Lead single “Heartbreak” is a breakbeat-driven ode to one of electronic music’s formative scenes: NYC’s disco revolution of the 1970’s & 80’s. Sampling Christine Wiltshire’s iconic vocal line “I can’t take the heartbreak” from the ‘83 disco anthem “Weekend” by Class Action.

The 12” is the first to arrive via Bonobo’s new label, OUTLIER—formed in partnership with Ninja Tune—and expands on the series of club shows and festival stage takeovers under that same banner. The new imprint will “reflect the more club focused side of what I’m building with OUTLIER” he explains. “‘Heartbreak’ seems like a good starting point and was the track that became the catalyst to start the label. One for the dance floors in a time when they’re dearly missed.”

Bonobo and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ “Heartbreak” and B-side “6,000 Ft.” arrive on 12” / digitally on November 13th.

LISTEN – Potatohead People & De La Soul “Baby Got Work”

October 13th, 2020

A dream team connecting schools of hip-hop, Vancouver’s Potatohead People connects with De La Soul for the second single off their new album Mellow Fantasy. Over a typical Potatohead Production with a funky bassline, smooth drums and guitar chops, De La Soul’s Posdnuos’s rhymes about getting your head down, putting your boots on and getting to work, truly helping to make the world. better place for all of us. Vancouver collaborator Kapok sings aboout the shortness of our lives, and the potential in all of us to get the work done that we need to do. It’s an allusion to the desperate times we’re live in, with a hopeful call to action for all of us to roll up our sleeves and get down to the business of change.

Comprised of Vancouver producers and multi-instrumentalists Nick Wisdom and Astrological, Canadian duo Potatohead People boast a number of noteworthy accolades thanks to a their signature sound drawing influences from 90’s boom-bap, future soul, classic jazz, deep house and boogie/funk.

Potatohead People’s upcoming album “Mellow Fantasy” is due on Bastard Jazz Recordings Fall, 2020.

Bastard Jazz · Potatohead People & De La Soul – Baby Got Work (feat. Posdnuos & Kapok)

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