Monthly Archives: December 2016

Stream Kipp Stone’s ‘100 Black Panthers’ for Free

Kipp Stone has shared a free stream of ‘100 Black Panthers’, his ode to his favorite comic book character.

The Cleveland-based rapper joined forces with Marvel for the track, which is also used as a soundtrack for Ta-Nehisi Coates narrating a video for the eighth comic in the series.

Videos for a Lazy Saturday: Clara Lofaro’s ‘Push’

Toronto-via-NYC artist Clara Lofaro has given fan a Christmas present in the form of the video for ‘Push’, the title track from her latest EP, out now.

James Koroni edited the video and she credits his vision and friendship in an e-mail. Joshua Katcher directed the vid for the track Lofaro co-wrote with Jordan Scanella, who also helped with filming the video. Koroni received an assist on editing the clip from Natalie Lomske.

She also announced a release show for Push;

Videos for a Lazy Saturday: The Seams’ ‘Seeds’

“Lyrically, ‘Seeds’ is all about guarding yourself, whether it’s love or friendship or any aspect of your life when interacting with people. Everyone feels it on a daily basis and its all a part of life. But in the end those seeds you’ve sown might mean less than you know,” The Seams‘ vocalist/guitarist Kevin Connolly said in a statement.

Musically, the band’s sound encompasses guitar pop from the 60’s through to the 90’s. Their Josh Korody-produced debut Meet the Seams is out now on Hand Drawn Dracula and streaming for free on their Bandcamp page;

The Seams have a date at The Silver Dollar in Toronto on January 17, 2017 with Partner.

Videos for a Lazy Saturday: T2 “The Ghetto Hippie”‘s ‘Let Go’

Houston rapper T2 “The Ghetto Hippie” turns the preconceived image of hip-hop artists on its ear in the video for ‘Let Go’.

And he does just that, encouraging the people he encounters in his hometown of Houston to let go of the little things that cause them stress throughout the day. He’s joined by Kam Franklin of Kam Franklin + The Suffers.

Video for a Lazy Saturday: Slime Girls’ ‘Meteor Showers’

Slime Girls, aka Pedro Silva, had a little something different from the usual electronic music the project is known for when recording ‘Meteor Showers’.

“This is the first original song I’ve sang on that’s been recorded, but anybody that’s seen us live has heard me sing plenty on covers and live versions of existing songs of mine that have vocals. I wouldn’t say there’s really too much to it, I wanted to write a fast and stripped down song evoking some “summers as a kid” sense of supernatural adventure, and that’s what I did. Slime Girls is going to pretty much always just be me writing whatever music I feel like writing on any given day, and I felt like singing so here it is,” Silva said in a statement.

The Matt Leaf-directed video takes the spirit of childhood memories and how kids interpret their surroundings. The video looks at how memories may seem concrete as adults but in reality, they are far less static.

Catch Slime Girls on the following dates;

01/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell (freq.fest.v.6.0 presented by 8BitLA; playing his 2012 album Vacation Wasteland in it’s entirety)
01/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent w/ TWRP

Videos for a Lazy Saturday: Bloom Twins’ ‘Set Us Free’

The video for Bloom Twins‘ ‘Set Us Free’ lives up to its name taking the viewer through a series of POV Go-Pro shots of skiing, bungee jumping, scuba-diving and zip-wiring at spots around the world.

“We tend to forget about the simple pleasures in life that make us happy. The world is our oyster. It’s only needed to be prized open to be enjoyed, with the pearl as the prize. Life should be about love, peace, happiness and freedom, and a home for it all is our beautiful planet,” Bloom Twins said in a statement.

Sonia and Anna Kuprienko, aka Bloom Twins, co-wrote the track with Fiona Bevan and Max McElligott and it was produced by Greg Fitzgerald. It’s the first song they wrote after returning to their adopted hometown of London following being stuck in their native Ukraine following the political uprising there.

Despite this, the song is not political but rather, as the title says, a call for freedom.

Videos for a Lazy Saturday: Fortunes.’ ‘501’s’

The video for Fortunes.‘s ‘501’s’ tells a tale of longing for a good-looking guy in a great pair of jeans.

They also shared a free stream of salute’s remix of the track;

‘501’s’ is the first single from Fortune.’s forthcoming EP, out on Future Classic, date TBA. This follows the pair being on the road the last few months, playing festivals around Australia.

Originally from New Zealand, the pair met in high school and reconnected at a house party in Melbourne. They released their Hoodie EP independently in 2015 and followed it with the Jacket EP in 2016.

The release received heavy rotation from triple j and Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1Xtra. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Shlohmo, Lapsley, Kilo Kish and more.

Their plans for 2017 include dates with AlunaGeorge and playing Auckland’s St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival.


Stream Free MP3s from Sofia Kourtesis

DJ/producer/artist/activist Sofia Kourtesis has shared a free stream of her remix of Me Succeeds‘ ‘Cool Kids’, out now on Ki Records.

She took a unique approach to the track; recording her uncle’s voice,  sampling it and playing it backwards; using it as the basis for her remix of the track.

“The Cool Kids remix is really energetic and playful, I thought about our new generation, these people who are young and cool on their own special unique form. Kids wanna change things and maybe save the world someday,” Kourtesis said in a statement.

She also offered another holiday gift to fans; a free stream of her holiday mix titled ‘Lonliness is My Friend’.

“This continuous mix is nostalgic and made to get your holiday dance on. The First Track is one that I did with Gold Panda on a Christmas Day sometime ago.
I selected the artists not only because of their awesome production skills, but also because each one of them has also an eccentric style which I like. Björk is my hero, and her music and style is timeless and super unique. Billie Holiday will always be a hero and idol, she had such a strong character and voice.”
2016 was a year of transaction, changes and challenges, I really saw a lot of friends being lost about what is wrong and right. I think 2017 should be a year for heroes, and everyone should go outside to fight for what is right.
I tried to imagine what kind of songs I would like to hear at Christmas evening when I’m unpacking my presents,” she said in an e-mail.

Camper Van Beethoven & Cracker Announce Tour Dates

David Lowery is going to be a busy man in the coming weeks.

He’s going to pull double duty in the coming weeks fronting Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker on their upcoming tour.

Over the past three years, the two acts have released four albums. Cracker’s most recent effort was the double album Berkeley to Bakersfield. CVB released La Costa Perdida in 2013 and followed it with El Camino Real in 2014.

Catch them on the following dates;

December 27 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
December 28 – Lobero Theatre – Santa Barbara, CA
December 29 – Music Box – San Diego, CA
December 30 – Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
December 31 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
January 1  – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
January 6 – Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis. MN
January 7 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
January 8 – The Music Box – Cleveland, OH
January 11 – Neighborhood Theater – Charlotte, NC
January 129:30 Club – Washington D.C.
January 13 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA (Sold Out)
January 14 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
January 15 – B.B. King Blues Club – New York, NY
January 19 – CAMP-IN 2017 at 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA (Cracker Unplugged / Edward David Anderson / Peter Case)
January 20 – CAMP-IN 2017 at 40 Watt – Athens, GA (Camper Van Beethoven / The Darnell Boys / Daisy / Ike Reilly)
January 21 – CAMP-IN 2017 at 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA  (Cracker / Eric Bachmann / The Heap /  The Drapes)

Stream or Download Adult Swim’s NOISE for Free

Adult Swim has shared a free stream/download of NOISE.

To download the album for free, head here.

The project was curated by Adult Swim writer/producer Laura Sterritt with the intention of bringing together artists from a number of different genres together under the umbrella of noise and make it accessible to a broader audience and new generation of fans.