Archives: November 2016

LISTEN — Matt Pond PA “Whoa (Thirteen and Sledding with Kerry in Northern New Hampshire)” + Tour Dates

November 30th, 2016


Matt Pond PA will be returning with a new full length album, Winter Lives, November 11. For the album, he sought inspiration in his past: specifically, his childhood home in New Hampshire when it is buried in ice and snow. Pond distills nostalgia, change, growing up, and staying the same into an album full of moving songs bolstered by strings and vocals from The Mynabirds‘ Laura Burhenn and Moving Panoramas’ frontwoman (and former MPPA guitarist) Leslie Sisson. On “Whoa (Thirteen and Sledding with Kerry in Northern New Hampshire),” which is premiering today, Pond captures the exuberant thrill of looking back, as well as the bittersweet tang of childhood memories. While Pond has made a deeply personal album, the results are strangely, surprisingly universal.” — via Elle

Check out “Whoa” and tour dates below!

12.03.16 / Kingston, NY / Old Dutch Church
12.07.16 / Pittsburgh, PA / Club Cafe
12.08.16 / Boston, MA / Great Scott
12.09.16 / Philadelphia, PA / Underground Arts
12.10.16 / Brooklyn, NY / Knitting Factory
12.11.16 / Washington, DC / DC9

READ — NxWorries Interviewed By The Fader

November 29th, 2016


“Knxwledge needs cantaloupe. So we’re waiting. Well, to be clear: I’m waiting. I’ve been waiting for over an hour to speak with Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, the singer-producer duo who comprise NxWorries and make the kind of tongue-slick soul music that conjures 1970s-era Blaxploitation filcks like Super Fly and Cleopatra Jones… Here’s what we know so far: .Paak has been on a steep ascent since the summer of 2015, when he contributed heavily to Dr. Dre’s forever-awaited Compton. After years of toiling away in L.A.’s independent music scene, he released the funk-drenched solo record Malibu in January — with a carousel of features from ScHoolBoy Q, BJ The Chicago Kid, and The Game. What would follow would be just as impressive: a James Brown-level performance on The Late Show (watching it still gives me chills), collaborative work on Kaytranada’s fantastic 99.9% and Chance the Rapper’s equally-fantastic Coloring Book, and packed-out shows across the festival circuit.
Publicly, less is known about Knxwledge, the meticulous beatmaker who was born Glen Boothe. Though he’s dropped some 70 tapes and produced the contemplative “Momma” from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, this album is for him a kind of coming out.” — via The Fader

Read the rest of the interview HERE, or check out the video for “Suede” below!

WATCH — Laura Marling “Soothing”

November 28th, 2016


Semper Femina will be released March 10th 2017 on Laura’s own label More Alarming Records via Kobalt Music Recordings. It was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Laura and US musician/producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Jim James). Alongside the announcement of Semper Femina, comes Laura’s directorial debut with the video for the first fruits of the record and the album’s opening track, “Soothing”. The inspiration for which was a series of vivid dreams Laura experienced whilst making the album. Now 26 years of age, Semper Femina is Laura’s sixth studio album in a little over nine years. It is a record that similarly addresses questions of how society views sexuality and gender but without seeking to provide definitive answers. It retains an openness to express and portray her own ‘voyage’ of self-discovery, but also to develop and learn as artist, performer, and as an individual over the course of her career.”

Watch “Soothing” below!

WATCH — Roosevelt “Belong”

November 23rd, 2016


Roosevelt’s self-titled debut came out back in August, and the moody track “Belong” is one of the album’s stand-outs. Roosevelt released an accompanying video for the song that adheres to his carefully-curated, ’80s balladeer aesthetic.” — via Stereogum

Watch “Belong” below!

WATCH — BADBADNOTGOOD “Lavender (ft. Kaytranada)”

November 22nd, 2016


“Over the summer, BadBadNotGood issued their fourth studio album, IV. Now, the Toronto jazz outfit is back with a new music video for “Lavender”, the LP cut featuring past collaborator and recent Polaris Prize winner Kaytranada. Directed by Fantavious Fritz, it follows BadBadNotGood as they bring a friendly board game of Dungeons & Dragons to real life. Some wield weapons, while others suffer bloody deaths, and Kaytranada even appears as something of a holographic game piece.” — via Consequence of Sound

Watch “Lavender” below!


November 21st, 2016


“Stockholm-based artist MIYNT’s airy, shimmering electro-pop jams, full of crystalline nuances and elegant melodies are the result of years spent writing and self-producing in her own bedroom. Creating rich instrumentation, full of complex layering and elegant electro-grunge tinges, MIYNT’s sharp sound marks her as a multi-faceted visual concept artist working towards pushing the boundaries of sonic development. MIYNT’s video for “Cool”, taken from her debut EP “Ep no.1”, is the perfect visual representation of the swirling summery jam. Wandering through forests (nature, particularly the seaside, forms part of MIYNT’s inspirations, along with her father’s punk record collection) and rowing across a lake, MIYNT’s visual concepts – which feature a watermelon in a starring role – result in stunning cinematography and carefree vibes that plunge you into MIYNT’s world.” — via Wonderland Magazine

Watch “Cool” below!

WATCH — Flock Of Dimes Performance @ KUTX

November 20th, 2016


Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner has stopped by Studio 1A to showcase her new project Flock of Dimes. When compared to her work with drummer Andy Stack, Flock of Dimes’ sound is more stripped down, but just as powerful. Wasner’s somber vocals compliment the upbeat instrumentation and careful guitar riffs perfectly. It’s a great blend of synthpop and indie singer/songwriter music. Her new album If You See Me, Say Yes features all kinds of guitar styles, ranging from art rock to plain old blues. This is all backed by some great electronic soundscapes that will be sure to make anyone start dancing.” — via KUTX

Watch the full session HERE.

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