Monthly Archives: July 2014

Download Fool’s Gold Records’ Draft Picks for Free

Fool’s Gold Records have offered a free download of Draft Picks, a sampler featuring their new signings. The bundle features MP3 and digital collector cards for each artist on the comp.

“To me, all these new signings represent the sound of 2014 and beyond,” Fool’s Gold co-founder A-Trak said in a statement. “We bring them in and they’re immediately part of the family: Hoodboi toured Asia with me, High Klassified is part of my group Low Pros, and Salva and I just got off a sold-out US tour. Brenmar has been one of my favorite DJs for years, and Giraffage is a mainstay in my sets. I just finished a Foster The People remix with gLAdiator, and Shash’U is from my hometown of Montreal while TroyBoi quickly became our secret weapon for remixes, annihilating Floss and Danny Brown tracks.”

“We all work hard to make Fool’s Gold THE best home for new music. Whether that means giving emerging artists a bigger platform to innovate, or encouraging guys we’ve rocked with forever to get even crazier in the studio, all our acts are superstars to us – we had to make them cards to match!” co-founder Nick Catchdubs added.

1. Salva – 3rd World feat. Scottie B & Astronomar
2. Giraffage – Be With you
3. High Klassified – Hyrule Kastle
4. Hoodboi – Bug-A-Boo
5. Shash’U – Thru Da Night
6. gLAdiator – Assembly Line
7. TroyBoi – Till The AM
8. Brenmar – Medusa feat. Rush Davis


Stream Let it Happen’s ‘High and Dry’ for Free

Cincinnati, Ohio’s Let It Happen have shared a free stream of ‘High and Dry’ from their debut album Cause + Effect, out on September 9 on InVogue Records.

LVL UP Announce New Album & Tour Dates

Image courtesy of Brixton Agency

New York’s LVL UP have announced that they will release their sophomore album Hoodwink’d on Double Whammy/Exploding in Sound on September 23.

To celebrate, they’ve shared a free stream of ‘Soft Power’;

The band also announced the dates of their upcoming tour;

1. Angel From Space
2. Stoned Alone
3. Annie’s A Witch
4. Hex
5. Soft Power
6. I Feel OK
8. Hoodwink’d
9. I Feel Extra-Natural
10. Total Loss
11. Ski Vacation
12. Medication
13. Primordial Heat
14. If I Leave
15. Black Honey


Stream Prawn’s ‘First as Tragedy, Second as Farce’ for Free

In addition to sharing a free stream of ‘First as Tragedy, Second as Farce’ from their forthcoming album Kingfisher, out on August 12 on Topshelf Records, Ridgewood, New Jersey’s Prawn have also announced the dates of their upcoming tour;

7/31/2014 New Britian, CT Pulaski Club w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

8/1/2014 Cambridge Middle East Upstairs w/Foxing and The Hotelier

8/2/2014 New York The Studio @ Webster hall w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

8/3/2014 Philadelphia The Fire w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

8/4/2014 Washington DC DC9 w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

8/5/2014 Richmond Strange Matter w/ Foxing and The Hotelier

Topshelf Records Tour

September 16– Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary

September 17– Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

September 19– Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth

September 20– Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem

September 21– Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

September 23– Nashville, TN @ The End

September 24– St. Louis @ The Firebird

September 26– Chicago @ Beat Kitchen

September 27– Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room

September 28– Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

September 30– Allston, MA @ Great Scott

October 1– Pawtucket, RI @ The Met

October 2– New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

October 3- Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes

Stream or Download Goon Bags VIP’s ‘Rockin’ the Realist’ for Free

Goon Bags VIP have shared a free stream of ‘Rockin’ the Realist’. Liking them on Facebook will land you a free download of the track.

The track finds the duo taking their sound into new territory creating a song that both DJs and casual listeners will enjoy.

The track was originally a collaboration with Spenda C and Zuri Akoko and it had a definite Trap vibe. The new mix of the track has more of a Jersey/Future feel.

Stream Rosie June’s ‘Sound It Out’ (Young Galaxy Remix) for Free

Nanaimo, BC-based singer Rosie June has caught the ears of a number of luminaries from the Canadian indie music scene including Young Galaxy, who provided the remix of ‘Sound It Out’, as well as Shad K, David Vertesi (Hey Ocean!), Lisa Lobsinger (Broken Social Scene), Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene) to name just a few.

She’s signed to Canning’s Draper Street Records.

June has shared a free stream of the track, which can be found on the re-release of her album Listening Post.

Cross My Heart Hope to Die Share Free EP Stream & Video

In addition to sharing a free stream of their EP Vita E Morte out now via Alpha Pup, Cross My Heart Hope to Die have also unveiled the video for ‘Tears of God’ via Yahoo! Music

Arca Announces Fall Tour Dates

Arca and visual artist Jesse Kanda have announced that they will hit the road with Total Freedom.

The tour is a follow-up Arca’s release &&&&& and an inaugural performance presented by Pitchfork’s FORMS and MoMA’s PS1 in New York City. The event will combine DJ sets from Arca and Total Freedom, with both of them collaborating at the end of the night. Kanda will provide the accompanying visuals.

The shows will take place in a series of unique venues including a church, arts foundation and a museum to fully realize the auditory and visual experience.

9/19 – Portland, OR @ PICA (Time Based Art Festival)
9/20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Dome at Science World (New Forms Festival)
9/23 – San Francisco, CA @ GAFFTA
9/25 – Seattle, WA @ Sky Church (Decibel Festival)
9/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ First Unitarian Church

Stream Taste Tester’s Remix of Treasure Fingers and BOSCO’s ‘Names’

Fellow Atlanta artist Taste Tester has shared a free stream of his remix of Treasure Fingers and BOSCO‘s ‘Names’.

Stream Cashmere Cat’s ‘With Me’ (Infuze Remix) for Free

Infuze has shared a free stream of Cashmere Cat‘s ‘With Me’ via

Starting out quiet before building to a rapid crescendo, the remix still retains all the original’s best bits while adding his own unique touch to the track.