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 “Sean Price”

January 7th, 2022

Last year Richmond rapper and Mutant Academy leader Fly Anakin self-released the seven-song Pixote via Bandcamp, along with an announcement that he would no longer be using streaming services to share his music. Now, Fly Anakin has shared a brand-new track, “Sean Price,” which is produced by Evidence and is an ode to the late Brooklyn rapper. It’s also the first track from a new solo project from Fly Anakin that will drop this year.

“Sean Price inspired me to stand on what I believe in and say whatever I feel no matter what type of beat it is,” Fly Anakin said of Price, who passed away in 2015, and who was part of groups including Heltah Skeltah and Boot Camp Clik. “His influence put me in the driver’s seat, I grew wings and shit.”

Listen to “Sean Price” + watch the video directed by No Fun — above!