Monthly Archives: May 2018

Stream Falcon Jane’s ‘The News’ for Free

Falcon Jane, aka Sara May, had this to say about her track ‘The News’ in an e-mail; “’The News’ is about losing someone you love and trying to find them amidst the dense, emotional fog of grief. I hope it can help aid those who are grieving by reflecting some of the complicated emotions we are feeling.”

She offered a free stream of the track, taken from her latest album Feelin’ Freaky, out now.

The severe flooding that affected her community Southwestern Ontario also inspired the track, particularly a young child who was washed out of his mother’s arms. May and her partner had driven through the area just a few hours before the tragedy struck. She noted that there were a lot of parallels between the child’s death and ‘The News’.

When the next flood hit, May tried to capture when she and the community had been feeling.

“Water can be powerful and destructive, beautiful and cleansing. Its constant flow reminds us to keep moving forward – yet we are at the mercy of the current, the rainfall, and the floods,” she wrote.

Catch Falcon Jane on the following dates;

June 1 – Maggiolly’s – Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival, ON

June 2 – Vibes in the Valley – Mulmur, ON

June 15 – Hillsburgh Library Opening, ON

June 26 – Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON

July 14 – Burdock, Toronto, ON

July 27 – Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON

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Stream Femdot’s ‘Ryu’ for Free

Femdot has shared a free stream of ‘Ryu’ from his debut album Delacreme 2, out on June 6 via Closed Sessions.

“The root of who you are can be explained through a collection of moments in your life. These not only define you, but are used when one needs reassurance of what it means to be themselves, at the core,” he said in a statement. “That’s what Delacreme 2 is. By using defining moments in my life and keeping them in a place in my heart that I can access if I need to, I created a time capsule of sorts inside of me. So here’s that process on wax.”
‘Ryu’ follows the video for ‘Alright’ from Delacreme 2.
The Chicago-based artist is a first generation Nigerian and graduated from Depaul University’s Biological Sciences program.
1. Lost
2. Exit (Bounce)
3. Alright
4. Ryu
5. No Scholarships
6. Your Love (feat Shawnee Dez & Sherren Olivia)
7. O’something
8. U Learn
9. Red Marlboros (feat Sherren Olivia)
10. Snow In July (feat CRLCRRLL & Johari Noelle)
11. Empty Bottle
12. Listen and Stay Awhile (feat Jack Red & Sherren Olivia)
13. Found

Stream Olive B’s ‘Joey Moon’ for Free

Toronto singer/songwriter/freestyler Olive B, aka Nicole Olivia Balsom, has shared a free stream of her track ‘joey moon’.

The track’s name comes from her father’s old band, Joey Moon and the Crescents.

Balsom comes from a classical background but in an e-mail, she said that, “It was freestyling alone over basic guitar chords or over beats at parties that I really found my musical outlet.”

She hooked up with Toronto producer Kayobe who was looking for a singer for his track ‘Sun Don’t Shine’. The two felt an immediate musical connection and started writing music together, Just a few weeks after meeting, they were working on her debut album no(w)here, out now.

“The majority of my recent music has been in collaboration with Chewy, a Vancouver producer, who I  met through mutuals,” Balsom said in an e-mail. “When it came to creating my new single, Chewy sent me the beat and 30 minutes later, I responded with the freestyle for the first verse of ‘joey moon’.”

This follows the release of Balsom’s track ‘always you’, also streaming for free;

 


Stream swim good now’s ‘Show Me Love’ (Featuring Merival & Torquil Campbell) for Free

swim good now, aka Jonathan Lawless, has shared a free stream of ‘Show Me Love’, featuring Merival and Torquil Campbell of Stars.

The track is taken from his forthcoming album Daylight, out on June 15 via Ryan Hemsworth‘s Secret Songs imprint.

The track combines Campbell and Merival’s vocals with Lawless’ production as well as guitar from Aaron Mohr, piano sampled from a Tennyson track and additional keys by CutMyLips.

Lawless is no stranger to collaborating with other musicians having worked and toured with Bon Iver, Stars, The Avalanches and Air France in the past.


Stream Her’s’ ‘Love on the Line (Call Now)’ for Free

Liverpool-based jangle pop duo Her’s have shared a free stream of ‘Love on the Line (Call Now)’.

They also unveiled their upcoming live dates;

Friday 18th May
Beach Venue 2 (SESAC Stage) – 13:00 – 13:30
Horatio’s (DIY Stage) – 22:15 – 22:45

Saturday 19th May
St. Marys Church (Brighton’s Finest Alt Escape Stage) – 18:50 – 19:20

 


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: EverythingOShauN’s ‘Blind’

Toronto-based rapper EverythingOShauN has shared the Fatty Soprano & Shutterr-directed visuals for ‘Blind’ from his Almost Everything EP.

The video finds EverythingOShauN and his brother/producer Xpress, aka DJXP, in a monochromatic world where they become more introspective with their eyes closed, seeing more with their eyes closed leading to eccentric flashes.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Justice’s ‘Stop’

French duo Justice have shared the video for ‘Stop’.

The animated clip was created by Mrzyk & Moriceau, the duo behind videos from Air and Sebastian Tellier.

Catch Justice on the following dates;

May 18. Moscow, Adrenaline Stadium, Russia
May 26. London, All Points East Festival (Victoria Park), UK
June 2. Dublin, Forbidden Fruit, Ireland
June 10. Manchester, Parklife Festival, UK
June 23. Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany
June 24. Neuhausen ob eck, Southside Festival, Germany
June 29. Nort sur Erdre, Festival de la nuit de l’Erdre, France
July 6. Boxtel, We are Electric, Netherlands
July 8. Arras, Mainsquare, France
July 12. Madrid, Mad Cool Festival, Spain
July 14. Barcelona, Cruilla Festival, Spain
July 17. Milan, Summer Festival, Italy [with Parcels and MGMT]
July 19. Lisbon, Super Bock Super Rock, Portugal
July 22. Benicassim, FIB Benicassim, Spain
August 11. Bucarest, Summer Well Festival, Romania
August 24. Zurich, Zurich Openair, Switzerland
August 26. Boulogne-Billancourt, Rock en Seine, France
September 11. Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful, USA
October 5. Austin, Austin City Limits Music Festival, USA
October 12. Austin, Austin City Limits Music Festival, USA