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Lineup for Arizona Roots Festival is OUT!

November 7th, 2018

The lineup for the annual Arizona Roots Art & Music Festival is out! (And we’re pretty excited). Check out the lineup featuring some great artists like Atmosphere, Collie Buddz, Iya Terra, The Movement and more. Peep the full lineup HERE.

LISTEN – Young Fathers ‘Cocoa Sugar’ via NPR + TOUR

November 1st, 2018

It starts in sing-song. It could be the lullaby that played every time you opened the music box passed down through generations of your family…

It could be the theme music to the Saturday-morning cartoon you watched while you ate cereal and your parents drank coffee and read the paper in the next room.

And then, the storm — waves and panic and splintered wood. The hardest decision a parent could have to make, and the mortal danger of a child alone on a boat. “Cocoa Sugar” seeps into your marrow and makes you not think about or talk about, but feel about the world’s refugee crisis.

“Cocoa Sugar” sees Young Fathers doing what they do best as a band: capturing tenderness in chaos and community in calamity, and acting as vital ambassadors of radical empathy.

Read about the band’s personal connection to this issue via NPR BY CLICKING HERE

Catch Young Fathers on tour in the US this Fall – Dates HERE!

Eyedress – US Tour + New Video + “No Fun” Video

October 26th, 2018

Today, the Manila-based Filipino artist is premiering the video for “No Fun,” alongside the announcement of his album Sensitive G, out November 16th on Lex Records, and his first US headlining tour. Watch the video above + US Tour dates below.

Spanning just a minute, the the video stars Eyedress, face fully bleeding as he drinks a soda, skates, talks on the phone, and generally fucks around outside, ending with him appearing dead,arms across his body as he slides across the screen laying atop his board. The video’s wild and so rad, shot on what looks like VHS, and feels as fed-up as he sounds.

“No Fun’ is about being sick of where you’re from,” Eyedress shared of the clip. “For the video I burnt my face off and went skating near the docks in the oldest part of Manila with my homies Julius Valledor and Joaquin Dimayuga.”

US Tour Dates:
1/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
11/29 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Union
12/2 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
12/4 – Dallas, TX @ Ruins
12/5 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
12/6- Houston, TX @ Satellite
12/8 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
12/10 – Norfolk, VA @ Charlie’s American Café
12/11 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
12/14 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
12/15 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
12/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Loring
12/18 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

WATCH – Brother Ali “Sensitive” + Exclusive 7 Inch Vinyl

October 26th, 2018

ICYMI – Brother Ali just released his new track “Sensitive”.

“‘Sensitive’ deals with the reality that artists are often times faced with self doubt and a deep sense that the world isn’t hearing us as we’d like to be heard. This one was made at a time when I’d taken too long to release new music, had medical trouble with my voice and felt like I’d alienated fans with my political statements. Typical ‘tortured artist’ vibe that not many people talk about in Hip-Hop, but we all experience it on one level or another.” – Brother Ali

“Sensitive” is also available on limited, hand-numbered 7-inch vinyl, along with exclusive shirts, only at Fifth Element! Hurry, they won’t last long!

Watch the video above and download the track – clean, dirty inst – from the co-sign download site!

Deer Tick announce Mayonnaise + reveal 2 new songs!

October 25th, 2018

Deer Tick have announced they’ll release a new project entitled Mayonnaise – a 13-song companion piece to last year’s full-length albums Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2. Listen to two tracks off Mayonnaise HERE – A brand new track titled “Hey! Yeah!,” and a cover of George Harrison’s “Run Of The Mill.” Keep your eyes out for Mayonnaise out Feb.1st, 2019 via Partisan Records!