MUSIC | WIllow Smith , Flying Lotus + Kendrick Lamar, Julian Casablancas and the Voidz #JAMZ

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Grab that bread. We’ve got jamz over here. 

The ever-lovely Willow Smith has covered King Krule’s Easy Easy and the results are a simplistic sound paired with a quick strumming guitar. I felt myself wondering if had ever REALLY heard Willow Smith’s voice. For me, good covers are executed when the artist trusts his or her voice and sound – and if the alchemy is just right, the results being an entirely new perspective to the song.  Mission accomplished, Willow. 

Willow Smith – Easy Easy

Kendrick’s music continues to impress and excite me. He is clearly exploring rapping with different rhythmic scenarios, collaborating with Flying Lotus his flow seemed to compete with FL’s synth matrix but his delivery and voice manage to ride the sonic waves in the end. 

Flying Lotus + Kendrick Lamar 

Julian Casablancas serenades with Human Sadness, an 11 minute long cascade of guitar leads and bass rhythms, moments of surprising electronic vocals all making for a rather appropriate home for The Strokes frontman’s signature screech/drawl/purr.  

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

Want more? Check out Julian Casablancas + The Voidz album, Tyranny out September 23rd. 

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MUSIC | Elliphant drops new video for ‘Only Getting Younger’ + New Tour Dates

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Peep the new video from Swedish wild child, Elliphant for her collaboration with SKrillex, Only Getting Younger! It’ll give you a whole new perspective on going in to the dentist! While your out it check out her new tour dates with Charli XCX and Femme – its sure to be one hell of a show!

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
09/26 – The Social – Orlando, FL 
09/27 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
09/29 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL 
09/30 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC 
10/02 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC 
10/03 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA 
10/04 – Royale Boston – Boston, MA 
10/07 – Webster Hall – New York, NY 
10/09 – Cabaret du Mile End – Montreal, QC 
10/10 – The Hoxton – Toronto, ON 
10/11 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI 
10/13 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL 
10/14 – The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO 
10/16 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX 
10/17 – Emo’s – Austin, TX 
10/18 – Trees – Dallas, TX 
10/20 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ 
10/21 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA 
10/24 – Mayan Theatre – Los Angeles, CA 
10/25 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA 

For more info on new releases, tour dates and more follow Elliphant here! 

MUSIC | Tove Lo Has A Few Announcements!

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Words | Le’Keisha Sims 

Tove Lo, the Swedish poptress  of Habits fame, has just announced some details about her debut album!

Here’s what we know so far!

  • The album is called Queen of the Clouds and is due out September 30
  • The upcoming album is split into three parts: “The Sex,” “The Love” and “The Pain”
  • Is a “highly personal and brutally honest body of work.”

That, and what we’ve heard from songs like Habits and Not on Drugs has us excited!

Here is the track listing below!

“The Sex”:
My Gun
Like Em Young
Talking Body
Timebomb

“The Love”:
Moments
The Way That I Am
Got Love
Not On Drugs

“The Pain”:
Thousand Miles
Habits (Stay High)
This Time Around
Run On Love (QOTC Edit)

Another added bonus is that Not On Drugs also has a new music video…oh and did we mention she’s going on a North American tour this fall? check the video and dates out below!

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
09/13 – All Things Go Fall Classic Festival – Washington, DC
09/21 – Sunset Strip Festival – Los Angeles, CA
09/22 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
09/25 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
09/26 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
09/27 – VENUE – Vancouver, B.C
10/01 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
10/02 – Phoenix Concert Theater – Toronto, ON
10/04 – Metro – Chicago, IL
10/05 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

‘Queen Of The Clouds’ will be released on September 30. (iTunes

MUSIC | Say Lou Lou announce debut album and release new single!

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Words | Le’Keisha Sims

Just in time for #tunetuesday, Say Lou Lou announce that their debut album ‘Lucid Dreaming’ will be released through Columbia Records on February 2nd 2015. We can’t wait to see what these connoisseurs of lush dream pop are cooking up for their debut! Meanwhile to tie us over they leave us with their new single, Games for Girls – a collaboration with fellow-Scandi producer Lindstrøm, which is out On October 13th 2014.


You can also catch Say Lou Lou live in London Say Lou Lou at Heaven on December 4th 2014. Tickets are available at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/say-lou-lou-tickets and onsale from Friday 15th August.

MUSIC |’Always Take You Back’ – Night Terrors of 1927

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Words | Le’Keisha Sims

Check out the latest song from LA Duo, Night Terrors of 1927, Always Take You Back. Hot of the release of their new EP, their new song Always Take You Back is a nice showcase of the band’s softer – more sentimental side and is a perfect anthem as summer nears its end! No need to get to caught up in the feels though, Blake and Jarrod will be out on tour on select dates this fall with Capital Cities! Check out the dates below!

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NIGHT TERRORS OF 1927
On Tour 2014
October 23-November 4 supporting Capital Cities.

AUGUST
8 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

OCTOBER
3 Austin, TX ACL Music Festival
10 Austin, TX ACL Music Festival
23 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
24 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
25 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
29 New York, NY Webster Hall
30 New York, NY Webster Hall
31 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bowl

NOVEMBER
1 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
3 Montreal, Canada Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
4 Toronto, Canada The Danforth Music Hall

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