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A Tribe Called Red – “The OG ft Black Bear” + US Tour

August 20th, 2019

A Tribe Called Red have returned with a brand new single. The song is called “The OG” and sees the beloved duo teaming up with Black Bear, a group of Pow Wow singers and drummers from Manawan, QC.

The song was inspired by Cree lawmaker Romeo Saganash’s impassioned speech inside the House of Commons last September, when he discussed the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Indigenous rights.

“It would be impossible to overstate the impact that Romeo Saganash’s words had on the Indigenous world and on us personally,” the group’s Bear Witness said in a press release. “We feel that the stand he took that day in parliament needs to be remembered, memorialized and commemorated. This is a celebration of that moment. Romeo, the Halluci Nation salutes you.”


The Quiet Temple = Stereolab + Soulsavers + Spiritualized

August 19th, 2019

The Quiet Temple is an amorphous collective grounded by Soulsaver’s Rich Machin and multi-instrumentalist Duke Garwood, and featuring a revolving cast of members from Stereolab, Spiritualized, and Julian Cope.

Self-described as their “experimental cosmic-psyche-jazz-Krautrock-post-punk-dub record”, the LP’s six tracks move from the languorous lysergic shuffle of lead single, “The Last Opium Den (On Earth)”, to the beatific – almost Balearic – lazy grooves of “The Bible Black”. Elsewhere, the opening cinematic vistas of “Shades of Gemini” soon gives way to something far more menacing and whisky-sodden. Finally, the closing “Utopia & Visions” takes the electronic post-punk visions of Talk Talk into unapologetic cosmic dub territory.

So while jazz’s spirit of wanderlust underpins the record, Machin is defiant that The Quiet Temple is not a jazz album. For Machin, Garwood and the other musicians (Ray Dickaty, Tim Lewis [aka Thighpaulsandra], Pete Marsh, Paul May, Doggen) a sense of adventure and devil-may-care inventiveness took precedence over precise design when they started the recording process at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studio in the autumn of 2017.

LISTEN – Big Gigantic “Friends ft Ashe” – OUT NOW!

August 19th, 2019

Big Gigantic is the latest act to ride on the last waves of summer with a compelling release, and they’re here to prove they’re still king of the game. After a period of silence, the Boulder duo returned with their first single in three years, “You’re the One” with Nevve in June. Now, Big G has followed up with another anthem—”Friends” with Ashe—delivering their beloved signature combination of breezy vocals, brass, and feel-good messages. According to Ashe, the group performed “Friends” at Coachella 2017, only to see its release to fruition a couple years later.

Beginning mellow with layers of plucky strings and soft shakers that build, Ashe sings about a breakup that won’t let go. The melancholy tone quickly shifts when horns crescendo into an uplifting blare and momentous beats. Big G lets the horn take the lead on a symphonic interlude that transforms the lyrical connotations into a carefree jazzy ensemble. Embracing the easy-living mindset of summer, “Friends” waxes summer poetic on its double meaning for both listeners and Big Gigantic.

“Through life’s ups, downs, makeups, breakups, and everything in-between, you always count on your friends,” the duo said in a tweet about the tune.– Via Dancing Astronaut

Kindness US Tour + “Hard To Believe ft Jasmine Sullivan”

August 19th, 2019

Over the last few months, Kindness has re-emerged with a couple new tracks: “Cry Everything,” which featured Robyn, and “Lost Without,” which featured Seinabo Sey. Today, the British musician is announcing their first new album since 2014’s Otherness. It’s called Something Like A War, and it’ll be released in September. It features another guest spot from Robyn (on a track called “The Warning”) and appearances from Alexandria, Cosima, Bahamadia, and Nadia Nair.

There’s also a song with Philadelphia powerhouse Jazmine Sullivan, who hasn’t released an album of her own since 2015’s Reality Show. (It’s about time!) The feverish duet, which is called “Hard To Believe,” was co-written by Sampha. Listen to it below.

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