Archives: May 2018

LISTEN — Goldfrapp’s Updated “Ocean” with Dave Gahan

May 24th, 2018

Goldfrapp have today announced Silver Eye: Deluxe Edition will be released on July 6 via Mute. The set includes a re-recording of the original album’s track “Ocean,” now performed as a duet with Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode.

Speaking on the release of the new track, the band explain: “Working with Dave Gahan on the new version of ‘Ocean’ has been a real honor for us as a band. We’re thrilled to finally share this collaboration with the world.”


WATCH — Artson’s “Home”

May 24th, 2018

Artson continues to put out meaningful, important music. Following his successes in 2017, which include three Native American Music Award nominations and an award for Best Narrative Music Video, the Long Beach resident is back with a brand new album titled Brave Star.

The standout single and latest video “Home” features fellow Native Americans Wake Self, Def-i and Victor Jimenez. The new visual is intended to give hope and courage to all those who need it. Watch Below.


READ — Daniel Avery Tour Dates

May 23rd, 2018

Following last week’s surprise release of the Projector EP and his transfixing monochromatic video for “Glass,” British electronic producer Daniel Avery has announced a number of US dates with Nine Inch Nails and Jon Hopkins on their respective tours. See below for a full slate of performances.

Tour Dates:
September 12 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *
September 14 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
September 15 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre *
September 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre *
September 20 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom *
October 14 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall ^
October 19 – Boston, MA – Boch Center ^
November 27 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at The Toyota Music Factory ^
November 28 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at The Toyota Music Factory ^

* with Jon Hopkins
^ with Nine Inch Nail

WATCH — Aesop Rock’s “Klutz”

May 23rd, 2018

Aesop Rock returns with a brand new single, “Klutz“. Set over a bed of buoyantly ambling drums with a bloated bass line, the tireless wordsmith foregoes traditional approaches, and unleashes a relentless stream of wordplay wizardry from the outset. Watch below.


LISTEN – Free Radical’s “No State Solution”

May 18th, 2018

The politically minded Houston outfit Free Radicals arrives with a new remix album, No State Solution, on May 25th. The record, an out-and-out rejection of corrupt governments, compiles material from the genre-bending outfit’s previous six albums . The outfit’s politics are as wide-ranging as its musical influences, which includes doses of klezmer, ska, punk, Indian music and more. The remixes are the direct result of a collaboration between DJ Sun, a Dutch-born American record producer, DJ and one of the most prolific musicians in Houston, and Free Radicals drummer Nick Cooper. Listen to the first single, “No State Solution (Lacandon remix)” featuring Marcos below.


LISTEN – Brownout’s “Fear of a Brown Planet” + Tour Dates

May 17th, 2018

Brownout is back with another fantastic re-imagining of a classic album. This time they’re taking on Public Enemy‘s groundbreaking 1990 ablum Fear of a Black Planet. Head over to NPR Music to get your first listen.

Click here to listen.

Tour Dates:
MAY 31 – Waterloo Records,
 Austin, TX, 

JUN 2 – Mohawk,
 Austin, TX

JUN 13 – 191 Toole, 
Tucson, AZ

JUN 14 – The Rebel Lounge, 
Phoenix, AZ
JUN 15 – The Casbah
, San Diego, CA
JUN 16 – 
Alex’s Bar, 
Long Beach, CA

JUN 17 – 
Discovery Ventura, 
Ventura, CA

JUN 19 – 
The Siren, 
Morro Bay, CA

JUN 20 – Moe’s Alley
, Santa Cruz, CA

JUN 21 – The Ritz
, San Jose, CA

JUN 22 – Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
JUN 23 – Holy Diver, 
Sacramento, CA

JUN 26 – Dante’s
, Portland, OR
JUN 27 – 
Tractor Tavern, 
Seattle, WA

JUN 29 – 
Urban Lounge
, Salt Lake City, UT

JUL 1 – Levitt Pavilion, 
Denver, CO

LISTEN — Petal’s “Magic Gone”

May 16th, 2018

“With her first album as Petal, Kiley Lotz announced herself as a songwriter with preternatural ability to explore immense love and immense pain. The record was, after all, named Shame, and its slow-burning indie rock songs depicted the trials of caring for others and yourself. But on its successor, Magic Gone, Lotz has swapped shame for a purifying anger, resulting in some of her most powerful and intimate music yet.” Listen to the titled track “Magic Gone” Below.

— via Interview