Archives: January 2022

US TOUR – NoSo + Yumi Zouma

January 7th, 2022

New Zealand indiepop band Yumi Zouma have announced that Partisan collaborator NoSo will support their spring 2022 tour, starting April 7th in Atlanta and wrapping up May 6 in San Diego.

In between they’ll stop in DC, Philly, Brooklyn (Music Hall of Williamsburg on 4/13), Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles (The Roxy 5/5) + more.

Last fall Partisan Records announced the signing of LA-based NoSo – real name, Abby Hwong (they/them) – who recently their resilient and melodic new single “Suburbia”. The song reflects on the absurdity of a certain type of suburban upbringing (NoSo grew up in the predominately white Chicago suburb that ‘Mean Girls’ was based on) juxtaposed with loving memories of friendship and nostalgia.

WATCH – Fly Anakin “No Dough” Produced By Madib

January 7th, 2022

 Fly Anakin announces his debut studio album Frank, out March 11th via Lex Records.

The album, which includes his two widely-praised singles from 2021 “Ghost” and “Sean Price,” is a bold statement from Anakin as not only a technically-gifted rapper, but as a fully-realized artist and songwriter. Frank experiments with expectation, finding Anakin drawing influence from the classic R&B and Soul his dad played for him at a formative age and crafting songs in that mold.

Clocking in at under 2 minutes, the Madlib-produced “No Dough” is a flash in the pan reflection of Anakin’s journey to this point, chronicling humble beginnings before realizing his own worth and making that intent clear.

The single arrives alongside a rapidly-unfolding visual of a quick and slick-handed scheme to take back what’s his directed by Skyler Vander Molen.