Monthly Archives: November 2014

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: RL Grime’s ‘Valhalla’ (Featuring Djemba Djemba)

The video for RL Grime‘s ‘Valhalla’, featuring Djemba Djemba, wraps up a narrative that finds the mysterious “Void Team” launching an attack on an otherworldly energy source.

It’s taken from his current release VOID, out now on WEDIDIT.

Catch RL Grime on the following dates;

December 10, 2014 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
December 11, 2014 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
December 12, 2014 – Dallas, TX – Southside Music Hall
December 13, 2014 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
December 14, 2014 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
December 16, 2014 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In
December 17, 2014 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
December 18, 2014 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
December 19, 2014 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
January 21, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
January 22, 2015 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
January 23, 2015 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
January 24, 2015 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
January 25, 2015 – Eugene, OR – Wow Hall
January 28, 2015 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
January 29, 2015 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Concert House
January 30, 2015 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
January 31, 2015 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
February 1, 2015 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
February 4, 2015 – San Luis Obispo – The Graduate
February 6, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
February 7, 2015 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
February 12, 2015 – Phoenix, AZ – Monarch Theatre
February 13, 2015 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
February 14, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV – Surrender Nightclub
February 14, 2015 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
February 17, 2015 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
February 18, 2015 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s Café & Bar
February 19, 2015 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
February 20, 2015 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
February 21, 2015 – Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
February 22, 2015 – Jacksonville Beach, FL – Level
February 26, 2015 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
February 27, 2015 – Orlando, FL – Firestone Live
February 28, 2015 – Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theatre


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Jack U’s ‘Take U There’ (Featuring Kiesza)

Jack U, the duo of Diplo and Skrillex, have unveiled the video for ‘Take U There’, featuring Kiesza.

The clip combines colorful animations and behind the scenes footage of Jack U’s sets at Austin City Limits, HARD Summer and various Mad Decent Block Parties.

Jack U will play Madison Square Gardens on New Years Eve.

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Shane Koyczan’s ‘Shoulders’

Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan has unveiled the video for ‘Shoulders’ from his upcoming book of poetry A Bruise on Light.

“A Bruise On Light is a collection that’s come out of my last two years of touring. I’ve enjoyed some enormous success recently, but depression has loomed over certain milestones,” Koyczan said in a statement. “It’s been a challenge to feel happy about my achievements while dark clouds appear constantly on the horizon. Nevertheless, writing has been a source of great comfort, and helps me to occasionally pan small pieces of gold from these streams of consciousness. A Bruise On Light is a collection of stone and gold… impurity and shine.”

He specifically wrote the piece for David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Tour where he shared the stage with Suzuki, Neil Young, Feist, Margaret Atwood, Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk, Joel Plaskett, Robert Bateman, Stephen Lewis, Danny Michel, Jeremy Fisher, Whitehorse, Jenn Grant and more.

“When I first heard Shane perform “Shoulders” it brought tears to my eyes,” Suzuki said in a statement. “Poetry, like music, connects people in a powerful way and Shane lifted entire audiences to their feet with his incredible words. We are so grateful that he’s a part of the Blue Dot movement.”


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Valise’s ‘Don’t Forget Me’

Dallas’ Valise have shared the video for ‘Don’t Forget Me’ from their debut album Young Bloomer, out on February 24, 2015.

“The ‘Don’t Forget Me’ video is basically a grown up game of telephone – where a whisper gets passed around a circle in hopes that it comes back accurately to the first person,” guitarist Jared Travis explained in a statement. “When we applied that idea to relationships, we got this poignant reminder of how much people can hurt and change each other when they’re together, and how that damage becomes baggage in their next relationship.  Add in a dash of “what goes around, comes around” and the idea was pretty much set.”

The band recorded Young Bloomer over the course of 18 weeks at the Vanguard Room in Lakeland, Florida with Matt Wilbur.

Valise’s members met in school quickly became one of the area’s most buzzed about bands and landed several highly coveted opening slots for bands like Death Cab for Cutie. An early demo saw the band receiving regular rotation on KXT 91.7.

The band has also been garnering attention nationally thanks to their single ‘Charlie Gray’.

01. Digadig

02. Charlie Gray

03. Strange Light

04. Don’t Forget Me

05. Twisted Up

06. Monster

07. Dialogue

08. Bravery

09. Clover

10. Airport Pt I

11. Airport Pt II

Stream Tarcar’s ‘Fireball’ for Free

Tarcar have announced that they will release their limited edition Mince Glace EP via Blackest Ever Black on December 15.

To celebrate, they’ve shared a free stream of ‘Fireball’.

Stream A$AP Ferg’s ‘Talk It’ for Free

A$AP Ferg has shared a free stream of ‘Talk It’, produced by Clams Casino, from his forthcoming Ferg Forever mixtape, out on November 28.

Mana Island Share Free MP3 & Video

In addition to sharing a free stream of ‘Stare’, Indie R ‘n B band Mana Island have also unveiled the video for the track as well;

Foals chose them to open their Russian tour.

Stream Mord Fustang’s ‘Pop’ for Free

Mord Fustang recruited Canadian singer Georgina Murray of LIINKS to sing on ‘Pop’, the latest single from his forthcoming debut album 9999 in 1, out on January 20, 2015 on his own label Magic Trooper.

“It was dope collaborating with Mord Fustang on this tune. It’s upbeat and fun but still has an emotional vibe to it and we’re proud of the results,” Murray said in a statement.

The track combines pop sensibility with Mord Fustang’s signature electronic sound.

Stream Beaty Heart’s Remix of ELEL’s ’40 Watt’ for Free

Beaty Heart give ELEL‘s ’40 Watt’ a psych makeover.

Teach Me Equals Share Free MP3s & Video

Teach Me Equals have shared a free stream of their recent Daytrotter Session.

The band performed selections from their recent release Knives in the Hope Chest, out now, and shared a free stream of ‘Swallow the Smoke’ from the session;

“‘Swallow The Smoke’ was one of those songs that just seemed to happen on its own,” Greg Bortnichak and Erin Murphy explained in a statement. “Composing it was exceptionally natural and easygoing -a simple melodic idea, rhythm pattern, and a good dose of screwing around left us with that song as it is on the record in only a day or so.” I think that is precisely why the song is so much fun to play live for us -it is not easy to pull off, but it is rife with possibility and we have had the best time wrangling it on this tour. The Daytrotter version of “Swallow” stands out as one of our most unhinged moments on tape -we were definitely feeling it that morning, and accepted the inherent challenge of performing it as if it was a dare issued on the back of a school bus. What a rush!”

Teach Me Equal also recently unveiled the video for ‘Coelacanth’. The video was inspired by George Michael’s ‘Careless Whisper’ Office Space’s Greg Pitts as a guide through a bizarre swamp tour that’s both comic and twisted.

“When Greg and Erin sent me a copy of their song “Coelacanth” I loved it so much, it was powerful and deep,” Pitts said in a statement. “I couldn’t resist the opportunity to work with them on the video. It also didn’t hurt that they are local artists. I may not be the first person to pop into someone’s mind when they hear the song but the concept of the video has very humorous elements so it all makes sense. I think you would have to struggle not to laugh at a character who looks like a redneck in drag having a love affair with a sea creature! At the end of the day this is a song about love and love can often times be worthy of a laugh!”

Catch Teach Me Equals on the following dates;

11/27 – Sarasota, FL @ Shamrock Pub

11/28 -Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery

12/3 -St. Augustine, FL @ Shanghai Nobby’s

12/6 – Greenville, SC @ the Limelight

12/10 – Nashville, TN @ Turn One

12/13 -Louisville, KY @ Modern Cult Records

12/14 -Indianapolis, IN @ DJ’s Lounge

12/15 -Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet

12/17 – Lexington, KY @ Green Lantern

12/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Muchmore’s

12/23 -Stanhope, NJ @ The Stanhope House w/ Delicate Steve

12/30 – Atlanta, GA @ 529

12/31 – Shreveport, LA @ Bear’s on Fairfield

1/2 – Ft Worth, TX @ the Grotto

1/6 – Albuquerque, NM @ the Tannex

1/9 -Provo, UT @ ABG

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Cafe Racer

1/23 – Olympia, WA @ McCoy’s

1/24 -Tacoma, WA @ Java Jive

1/28 – Portland, OR @ TBA

1/31 – Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya

2/4 – Santa Cruz, CA @ TBA

2/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA

2/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ Artifice

2/12 -Flagstaff, AZ @ Firecreek Coffee Company