Archives: July 2015

LISTEN — Allday “Soft Grunge Love Rap”

July 25th, 2015

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“After recently ending a national tour and signing to global record label Wind-Up Records, Aussie indie rapper Allday brings us a new mixtape to ride the summer heat wave. The art school dropout, who left to devote himself fully to music, delivers a super-cohesive lineup of tracks. His sound is like a cross between Yung Lean and Chance The Rapper, #internet and #sadboys aesthetics, blended with a chill flow and easy-listening beats that easily manage to get you up from your Playstation and into the trap. Listen below, and melt away in the summer sun.” — via Nylon

WATCH — The Very Best Perform “Makes A King” On KCRW

July 25th, 2015

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“The Very Best walked into KCRW’s studio running on just a few hours of sleep. They were about to close out their North American tour with a show at the Roxy here in LA and stumbled in ready to close out strong and live up to their name. Indeed, KCRW staffers kept magically appearing in the studio as they played, showing the magnetism of their exuberant global pop.” — via KCRW

Watch the band perform “Makes A King” below, or listen to an acoustic version of “Guju Guju” below that!

WATCH — Gangrene “Driving Gloves (ft. Action Bronson)”

July 24th, 2015

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“Already this year, the Oh No/Alchemist rap duo Gangrene has pumped out a soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V called Welcome To Los Santos. As if that wasn’t enough, the two California rapper-producers, who’ve named their collaboration after the decomposition of body tissue, are releasing their third LP, You Disgust Me, this August. (We previously shared the bonus track, “Hot Pillow.”) Queens rapper and frequent Alchemist collaborator Action Bronson teams up with Gangrene on the single “Driving Gloves,” and director Jason Goldwatch’s music video shows the three dressed in all black, taking a rental car on a reckless test drive without permission from the stereotypically geeky employee, tearing off and smashing various features of the car and simultaneously spray painting all over it. ” — via Stereogum

Watch the video for “Driving Gloves” below.

WATCH — Craig Finn “They Know Where I Live”

July 24th, 2015

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Watch Brooklyn, NY artist Craig Finn (of the Hold Steady) perform “They Know Where I Live” from his forthcoming record ‘Faith In The Future’ in TV Studio A at KCPT below. Or, click HERE to watch him perform “Newmyer’s Roof” as part of the same session.

LISTEN — The Mynabirds ‘Lovers Know’

July 23rd, 2015

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“Laura Burhenn is the travelin’ kind. If the philosopher Martin Buber was right, that “all journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware,” then Burhenn is a proprietor of known unknowns. Lovers Know, her latest LP performing as The Mynabirds, was recorded in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park, Nashville and Auckland, New Zealand. Before making this record, she left her home base of Washington, toured with The Postal Service, traveled alone to South Africa and then the U.K. to play her first solo shows in those places, and, upon returning stateside, made her new home in California. No song on Lovers Know is obviously the product of one place over another, but the entire record is shot through with sonic wanderlust. This is clearly a record with a restless explorer’s heart.” — via NPR

Check out the full album below, or click HERE to read more from NPR’s premiere.

LISTEN / WATCH — The Wheeland Brothers Live On WFIT

July 23rd, 2015

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The Wheeland Brothers dropped by the WFIT studios while they were in Florida, and did a little in-studio session and interview. Check out their performance of “Sand In My Sheets” below, or click HERE to listen to the full session and interview segments!

LISTEN — The Domestics “Wait Forever”

July 23rd, 2015

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“Formed not long after Leo London was tracking piano for Michael Finn at a Portland studio, the Domestics are built around the dynamic the two musicians bring, not only on an instrumental level, but lyrically and vocally as well. The two dig deep into their own troubled past – London’s drug-addicted parents, Finn’s battles with mental illness – to create something both cathartic and uplifting.” — via Pop Matters

Check out “Wait Forever” below, and then pick up the album (out July 17th) from Tender Loving Empire!