Archives: September 2017

WATCH — Run The Jewels on KEXP

September 7th, 2017

Run The Jewels stopped by KEXP back in July and give a charismatic
in-studio performance. check it out below.

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LISTEN — Shredders’ Flipping Cars & Album Announcement

September 6th, 2017

Shredders, the new project from Doomtree members Sims, P.O.S, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger, announced their debut album Dangerous Jumps. It’s out 11/3 on Doomtree Records. At the same time they also dropped the newest single “Flipping Cars.” It’s nothing short of amazing. You can listen to it below.

To pre-order Dangerous Jumps click HERE.

Dangerous Jumps Tracklisting:
Tuf Tiddy
Flipping Cars
Cult 45
Xanthrax
Fly As I Dare
Calm/Sane
Nia Long
Style Boys (ft. Mike Mictlan)
Holy Moses
Entertainment
Lion’s Mouth
Heater Season (ft. Mike Mictlan)

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WATCH — Jidenna’s Tiny Desk Concert

September 6th, 2017

Jidenna and his band recently visited NPR to perform three reworked selections from The Chief. They excitedly explored every nook and cranny of the Tiny Desk in search of props, eventually settling on a toy, the magic microphone, a tambourine and a bottle of whiskey. Jidenna bounced straight through “Trampoline” to “Long Live the Chief,” in which he explains why his threads are always so sharp:

You can either sink, swim or be the captain
Get the last word I’ma get the last laugh in
Now they say, “Jidenna, why you dressing so classic?”
I don’t want my best-dressed day in a casket

Finally, the band pauses, glides into the arresting harmonies of “Bambi,” and finishes charming the socks off the entire room.”

Set List
“Trampoline”
“Long Live the Chief”
“Bambi”

— via NPR Music

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WATCH — Jessica Boudreaux’s ‘Televised’

September 6th, 2017


““Why should I care / Why should I play?,” Jessica Boudreaux scoffs exasperatedly at some poor bastard who has dared to do wrong by her.

And from there, the Summer Cannibals singer’s sneering new solo single “Televised” becomes one of the most self-assured, most icily detached kiss-offs imaginable. (“You were looking at me / I was looking at you / It was televised.”) Indeed, all that deliciously defiant indifference is fittingly laid over a cooly unsympathetic synth-funk-pop groove and a big, fat, unavoidable hook. It’s a striking diversion from her oeuvre of rocker-chick-chic.”

— via BlackBook

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LISTEN — Belle Game’s ‘Bring Me’

September 5th, 2017

“We’re especially excited to premiere the powerful new single “Bring Me,” which is an exhilarating anthem of self-possession and emotional fearlessness. It builds from a spine-chilling start, with fiery vocalist Andrea Lo howling out like the force of nature that she is of “all the tears that I draw back in fear.” As a thundering beat takes over, it becomes a rousing, breathtaking electro-disco hymn, as she implores the universe to “See what I can do / See what I can do.””

— via Blackbook

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