Monthly Archives: August 2017

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Kiri T’s ‘Rearview Mirror’

‘Rearview Mirror’ is a feel-good song about leaving your past behind and finding the fun in losing control,” Kiri T said about the track in a press release. “I made a conscious decision to leave this comfort zone of Hong Kong and move to New York because I believe this is the scene I belong to and really want to see how far I can go. Challenge my limitations, hands on the driver’s wheel, full speed ahead, no regrets, not looking at my rear view mirror.”

She joined forces with director Jonah Best and solo dancer Danzel Thompson-Stout for the video that finds Kiri and Thompson-Stout taking a pleasant subway trip through NYC’s five boroughs, showing the best that each has to offer.

Kiri was initially a classically trained instrumentalist with a deep love for improvising. She discovered a passion for pop music at age 12 and set about writing electronic pop songs.

Catch her at The Standard, East Village Penthouse on September 18;


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Hundred Waters’ ‘Fingers’

Hundred Waters have shared the Allie Avital-directed video for ‘Fingers’ from their forthcoming album Communicating, out on September 14 via OWSLA.

The visuals complement the track’s hushed tones. They also shared a free stream of ‘Blanket Me’ from the album;

The vinyl version of Communicating will come bundled with their Currency EP.

“From a broad lens,” vocalist/songwriter Nicole Miglis said in a statement “The album is a breakup. It starts with a need for independence and it ends with an ‘all better,’ like we did it: we learned, we loved, we separated, and now it’s time for the next chapter.”

Catch Hundred Waters on the following dates;

9/23 – San Diego @ The Casbah *
9/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
9/26 – Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court *
9/27 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird *
9/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar *
9/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
9/30 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
10/2 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
10/3 – Montreal, QC @ SAT +
10/5 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall +
10/6 – Washington D.C. @ U Street Music Hall +
10/7 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg +
10/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts +
10/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl +
10/12 – Orlando, FL @ The Social +
10/13 – Miami, FL @ iii points festival
10/23 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
10/24 – London, UK – Village Underground
10/26 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
10/27 – Brussels, BE – Autumn Falls @ Botanique
10/28 – Namur, BE – Autumn Falls @ Beautes Soniques
10/30 – Amsterdam, NE – Paradiso
11/1 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Avant Garde @ Badaboum
11/3 – Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
11/4 – Lugano, CH @ Studio Foce
11/5 – Luzern, CH @ Sederl
11/8 – Hamburg, DE @ Haekken
12/2 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
12/7 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
12/8 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
12/9 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
* w/ Lafawndah
+ w/ Kelsey Lu
1. Particle
2. Wave To Anchor
3. Prison Guard
4. Parade
5. At Home and In My Head
6. Firelight
7. Re
8. Fingers
9. Communicating
10. Blanket Me
11. Better

Stream Noble Oak’s ‘Distance Gone’ for Free

Vancouver artist Noble Oak, aka Patrick Fiore, has shared a free stream of ‘Distance Gone’ from his forthcoming sophomore album Collapsing Together, out on August 25.

 


Stream SAKIMA’s ‘Ur Body’ for Free

London-based singer/songwriter SAKIMA has offered a free stream of ‘Ur Body’.

Though the song follows the time-honoured tradition of writing about love, it’s written from an LGTBQ perspective and he refuses to shy away from at times explicit lyrics. He dropped the track after releasing his Facsimile EP and a cover of Charli XCX’s ‘Boys’, both are streaming for free.

 

 


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Erin Durant’s ‘Old Soul’

Erin Durant has unveiled the video for ‘Old Soul’ from her 2016 album Blueberry Mountain.

The Heidi Ferrell and Aaron Cassara, was shot at Breezy Pines Farm in Connecticut and features the horse Captain and Durant. Additional scenes were filmed in Brooklyn.

She grew up playing the piano but didn’t revisit the instrument until she moved to Brooklyn, taking lessons with Patrick McKearn all while working during the day and studying music theory at Julliard at night.

She released her debut EP Gathering, in 2011 before joining the Colin L. Orchestra in 2012. She decamped to  Andrija Tokic’s Nashville studio to record her Take Your Money and Run EP in 2014.

She caught the New York Times attention after she could be spotted lugging her 232lb. 3/4 sized upright piano around NYC from her home to gigs. She toured with Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio as well as numerous one-offs with such artists as Kath Bloom, Jonny Fritz, Larkin Grimm, Ed Askew, Devon Sproule and Purse Horsehair and more.

She released the track ‘Kind Woman’ on March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day and offered a free stream;

Durant is currently at work on a follow-up she plans to release in 2018. Catch her on the following date;

08/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (2pm [free] w/ Baby Copperhead, Garrett Devoe, Jessica Pavone)


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Rejjie Snow’s ‘Virgo’ (Featuring Pell)

“It’s the world we live in. Colorful and magical in its own way. Almost like a music video even though most days be darker than bright,” Rejjie Snow said about the visuals for ‘Virgo’ from his debut album Dear Annie in a statement.

“The estate of O’Daveney Gardens in central Dublin is about to be demolished and the remaining families moved. This place holds a lot of memories. Despite a reputation for crime and violence, we felt none of that and were welcomed by the locals who were happy for us to feature their home and families in Rejjie’s video. The whole neighborhood took part, which is the real life backdrop of the video,” the vid’s producer Steve Wood said in a statement.

The Julien Soulier-directed video follows Snow around his hometown of Dublin.

“‘Virgo’ is a track I wrote about feeling the pressures of trying to be a star,”Snow said. “But knowing that you put those pressures mostly on yourself, because someone will have your back no matter what.”


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Mocky’s ‘Problematic’

Berlin-via-LA artist Mocky had this to say about ‘Problematic’ in a statement; “I woke up really early before the city was awake and in the silence I heard the whole tune complete in my head…when that happens you just get out of the way and do you.”

The Vice Cooler and Rand Sevilla-directed video is taken from his fourth release in his Moxtape series titled How To Hit What And How Hard. The project collects Mocky’s studio experiments.

It follows his work producing Feist‘s latest album Pleasure and writing five songs for Kelela‘s debut album Take Me Apart.

He started building a studio in early 2017 and recorded songs between working on the space. The first six recordings became How To Hit What And How Hard. Though he plays all the instruments on a majority of the songs, Chilly Gonzales and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson lent a hand on ‘Desiree’.

“Nothing began with the computer or a click track. Everything began with me hitting something, and during the process, I realized that in the modern musical environment, ‘how’, ‘what’ and ‘how hard’ you hit something make all the difference,” he explained about the laidback iPhone-recorded vocals on ‘You Can’t Rush the Funk’.

1. Put it in a Song
2. Problematic
3. How it Goes
4. Desiree
5. You Can’t Rush the Funk
6. Stop Time (feat. Nia Andrews)