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Oh Land U.S. Tour Dates + New EP with Arthur Moon

September 23rd, 2019

Moody and sumptuous singer/composer Nanna Øland Fabricius (OH LAND) announced her US Autumn tour with special guest Arthur Moon. With a new album that dropped in May, and a new music video directed by Helena Christensen, the sultry vocals of OH LAND will know no bounds in the rest of 2019.

She will transition from her European dates, hitting the Brooklyn NY @ The Bell on September 24th, then ending on October 24th at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.

Romare LIVE – US Tour Starts this weekend!

September 19th, 2019

Romare will release a new 12″ single, titled ‘Gone’, via Ninja Tune on September 27. You can listen to the title track HERE!

The project was recorded during the artist’s two residencies at Phonox and the Jazz Cafe.

Discussing the title track, Romare remarks, “I kept the title because I think there is a sense of journey and “moving on” in the song.” The B-side, ‘Danger’, was “imagined as an alternative to ‘Gone'” – both tracks were recorded “whilst watching the seasons change from winter to summer in the new studio set up in the garden.”

Ross From Friends US Tour + “Epiphany” Video

September 18th, 2019

Ross From Friends, AKA Felix Clary Weatherall, has a new hobby: woodworking. Judging by the sound of his new EP, this new hobby (or something else) puts him in a good mood—these are some of the cheeriest tracks he’s released. It also probably helps that Epiphany was inspired by Weatherall’s sister, who he says is “one of the most important role models I have.” Epiphany also features three of the most detailed house tracks in Weatherall’s catalogue, full of pinprick sounds that fill the spaces between streaks of melody. Best of all is the title track, where shakers move around the stereo field and synth zaps above the percussion. “The Revolution” is more reduced, hinged around a vocal chant and deep bassline. Weatherall has aimed Epiphany at the dance floor, which, when these tunes are playing, is a nice place to be. – Via RA

His US Tour starts this weekend! Dates below!

9/19 Boston – Brighton Music Hall
9/20 Chicago – Bottom Lounge
9/21 New York – Elsewhere
9/24 Austin – Empire Control Room
9/25 Portland – Doug Fir Lounge
9/26 Seattle – Neumos
9/27 San Francisco 1015.Folsom
9/28 San Diego CRSSD

Allen Stone Announces New Album + “Sunny Days”

September 18th, 2019

Soulful vanguard Allen Stone’s forthcoming record Building Balance will be released November 8th (ATO Records), taking his soul-stirring R&B and funk to the next artistic level. This week he releases new single “Sunny Days”. The song is an R&B ode to euphoric love that features slick rap verses alongside Allen’s smooth delivery in his stunningly transformative upper range. Allen continues to draw inspiration from ’70s funk and soul with current flexes, sitting amid D’Angelo in its sultrier moments, and Stevie Wonder at its most melodic. Also partially inspired by becoming a husband and father, the album features the most personal, lushly produced and gorgeously performed songs of Allen’s career.

Building Balance was largely written in a cabin in the woods of Washington state and partially recorded at Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville with three producers: the acclaimed British artist/producer Jamie Lidell, Grammy-winning producer Nasri, and Jeremy Most (Emily King). The album is a textured amalgam of R&B and soul, a result of several personal co-writing sessions, collaborations with Emily King, Mike Posner & Theo Katzman / Joey Dosik of Vulfpeck, and lyrics by Allen.

Having just wrapped a summer tour with Train, Allen Stone will hit the road on October 23rd for a live 15-date karaoke tour of intimate rooms. He will perform songs from his catalog and classic karaoke staples with his fans, upfront and literally face-to-face. Watch this hilarious and heartwarming trailer for the tour HERE.

LISTEN – Common Holly “Measured” + US Tour

September 17th, 2019

“You unbuttoned your shirt, and I looked at your heart,” Brigitte Naggar intones at the start of her new Common Holly song, followed by a stunning silence that feels much longer than three seconds. When the music finally resumes, she continues: “Then you showed me your lungs, yeah you pulled them apart.” It’s a captivating introduction, and the mesmerizing quality extends throughout the song’s two minute runtime. “Measured” is a great title for this one.

This is the third advance single from When I say to you Black Lightning, Common Holly’s second album and first for Barsuk. (That’s her US label home; the album is actually coming out on five different labels across the Earth’s various regions. It’s a whole ordeal.) Previously Naggar shared “Central Booking” and “Joshua Snakes.”

READ MORE + Check out all her upcoming tour dates via Stereogum!

US Tour – Montreal’s Chiiild Brings You “Back To Life”

September 17th, 2019

Using their music to narrate shared experiences and chronicle important social narratives, Avant Garden-signed Chiiild continue to curate introspective, unconventional R&B melodies on their sophomore release “Back To Life”. Collaborating with Zimbabwean artist, poet and activist Shungudzo, their vocals melt together effortlessly across a dreamy soundboard of soft, soulful rhythms and scattered drum beats.

“Chiiild and I wrote ’Back To Life’ on the day we met,” she explains. “We really bonded over being African artists who want to use music to tell stories about diversity, ask questions about humanity, and unify people over shared personal experiences. All of these themes are embedded in the lyrics of our song, and Chiiild’s music really compliments it, being so uniquely genre-bending yet still somehow reminiscent of something you’ve heard, or felt, before.”

The new track from the Emotional Oranges tour-mates follows up this summer’s “Count Me Out”. The celestial string instrumentation is euphoric, soaring over the track like a restorative power as the artists defy the natural order with their creative collaborations. After all, as Shungudzo adds, the track is a fantasy that “life is just practice and somehow in the future, we can get a second shot at this”. –> Read More Via The Line Of Best Fit!

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