Archives: December 2018

WATCH – Atmosphere’s New Video “Drown” + New Tour Dates

December 11th, 2018

Last week Atmosphere dropped the visuals for “Drown” via Rhymesayers Entertainment. The melancholy, black-and-white video, directed by Tomas Aksamit, also features Cashinova, The Lioness and deM atlaS.

The video for “Drown” follows the release of Atmosphere’s Mi Vida Local album on October 5th. This week, Slug and Ant wrap up the second leg of their Mi Vidal Local Tour, which concludes with two sold-out shows this weekend in Saint Paul/Minneapolis on December 14 and 15 at The Palace Theatre. The Mi Vida Local Tour, which features guest support from deM atlaS, The Lioness and DJ Keezy, will resume on January 18 in Springfield, MO. Full itinerary for the rest of the tour is below.

This year, Atmosphere will headline the Winter on the Rocks concert at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO on February 1. Support for this show includes De La Soul, Living Legends, Watsky, and all of the supporting artists from the Mi Vida Local Tour, as well. Atmosphere will also perform at the Arizona Roots Festival in Chandler, AZ on February 9 and the One Love Cali Reggae Festival in Long Beach, CA on February 10.

2019 US TOUR DATES HERE https://rhymesayers.com/tours/atmosphere-tour

WATCH – New Music Video from Evidence

December 10th, 2018

Evidence just released a brand new video for the track “Rain Drops.” This marks his 7th music video from Weather or Not, Ev’s latest album released on 2018. Watch the video here!

Sam Fender Wins Critics’ Choice Brit Award – “That Sound” Video

December 7th, 2018

The BRIT Awards have announced that Sam Fender is the winner of their 2019 Critics’ Choice Award. Past winners include Adele, Florence + The Machine, and Sam Smith. Sam was nominated alongside Lewis Capaldi and Mahalia.

Sam Fender has just released released his debut EP Dead Boys via Polydor Records. Leading to the release Sam Fender released handful of singles whose lyrics tackle hard-hitting subjects of social importance and generational significance. He was featured on the BBC Sound of 2018 shortlist and just finished a sold-out, headlining tour of the UK and Europe.

Of the award Sam Fender said: “I am truly humbled to win the BRITs Critics’ Choice award. Being nominated was crazy enough, never mind winning it. I’m so grateful to everyone back home for believing, and to my band and team for all their hard work. We’ve played literally hundreds of shows this year, and we’re going to go even harder in 2019. Most importantly, a big shout to my fans. I’ve met a lot of you over the last few years and it’s truly an honour to get up and play night after night to such a wonderful bunch of people. To everyone who’s taken a punt on me so far, thank you!”

Catch Sam in the US this Spring! SXSW Announces + more dates to follow!

Georgia Anne Muldrow at Winter Jazzfest + “Overload” Video

December 6th, 2018

Winter Jazzfest is approaching — January 4th-12th in NYC — and the schedule is looking GOOD!

On 1/12, Bowery Ballroom hosts Robert Glasper Experiment drummer Chris Dave’s jazz/hip hop band Chris Dave and the Drumhedz. That show features The Roots’ James Poyser playing with special guest Bilal, drummer Justin Brown (who’s played with Thundercat, Ambrose Akinmusire, and others) with his band NYEUSI and special guest Georgia Anne Muldrow (who recently released a great new album), a Roy Hargrove tribute, Blaque Dynamite & The Murder Angels, and DJ Stutzmcgee.

ICYMI – Georgia Anne Muldrow released her new album – a modern soul classic in the making – titled “Overload” via Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder record label. During her 12 year career she has earned the respect and admiration of listeners and peers alike via her incredible talent not only as a vocalist and songwriter spanning jazz, soul and hip-hop, but her long standing role as a producer and musician. Watch the video for the title track / single “Overload” above!

TENDER Announces New Album + US Tour + Video

December 3rd, 2018

Since its inception, TENDER has specialized in walking that artful line between the personal and the universal. The British duo’s acclaimed debut, ‘Modern Addiction,’ charted the aftermath of a tumultuous breakup, earning rave reviews on both sides of the pond for its stark beauty and soul-baring candor. The LP followed a series of similarly celebrated singles and EPs that saw the duo rocket from an unassuming bedroom project to an online sensation seemingly overnight.

TENDER’s gripping new album, Fear of Falling Asleep is a collection of contradictions. It’s a record about isolation that fosters connection, a narrative of anxiety that offers reassurance, a chronicle of despair that promises hope. Inspired by the moments that come just before sleep, when silence descends and doubt and fear and desire take over, the album is an unflinchingly honest self-examination, a courageous reckoning with darkness and depression.

TENDER will head out on tour again in the Spring of 2019 + you can check out the video for their lead single “Closer Still” off the new album above!