Sole created a new track this week called “Another Anti-Capitalist Anthem”, which comes just as the United States celebrates its independent day. The track was put together not with the 4th in mind, but it was timely so it seems more than fitting. If the instrumental sounds familiar, it’s based on a track by Lana Del Rey. But I don’t like her. Sole, I like.
This very cool animated video by The Kleenrz is for the song “Filthy”, and for those who like their hip-hop on the more adventurous/left-of-center side, check out what Self Jupiter and Kenny Segal do here. The song is a taste of what will be on their forthcoming EP.
If there has to be a downside, it’s the vocalist at the beginning of the song saying “it’s The Kleenrz”, seems a bit pointless/unnecessary to me. Maybe it’ll work for you, and I don’t mind being the fool in this case.
The Queen Of Vancouver Island (Mint) is the forthcoming album from Carolyn Mark that is ready for release on September 18th. I you’ve been waiting for new music from her, you have only two more months to go, and while only mere words, here’s the official track listing. I like the title of the album closer:
1. Poor Farmers
2. The Queen of Vancouver Island
3. Baby Goats
4. Not Talk
5. Best Friend
6. Flaming Star
7. Nobody(‘s Perfect)
8. Mellie’s Book
9. Not Like the Movies
10. The Cereal is the Prize
11. Old Whores
12. You’re not a Whore (if no one’s paying)
The self-proclaimed “West Coast Boozy Chanteuse” recorded the album this past winter in a number of locales/studios, and fans who have enjoyed her music over the years? It has been said that they will love this one too, as they should.
Two more months. But you don’t have to wait to see her live, as she starts off her North American tour in Seattle tonight. See where she’ll be, and set your coordinates.
July 5 – Seattle, WA @ The Rendezvous
July 6 – Port Townsend, WA @ Siren’s
July 7 – Friday Harbor, WA @ Shred Fest
July 8 – Victoria, BC @ Pride
July 11 – Victoria, BC @ Pine Family Social Club
July 12 – Victoria, BC @ Raw Canvas
July 13 – Pender Island, BC @ Hope Bay Studio
July 14 – Gabriola Island, BC @ The Roxy
July 27 – Nisku, AB @ Blackjack’s
July 28 – Nisku, AB @ Blackjack’s
July 29 – Evansburg, AB @ Sasquatch Fest
August 3 – Kumsheen, BC @ Kumsheen River Rafting
August 4 – Cumberland, BC @ Johnson Fest
August 4 – Spences Bridge, BC @ The Packing House
August 9 – Rochester, NY @ The Abeliene
August 11 – Buffalo, NY @ Marty’s
August 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bait and Tackle
August 13 – New York , NY @ The Ear Inn
August 14 – New York, NY @ The Rodeo Bar
August 16 – Toronto, ON @ The Dakota Tavern
August 17 – Aylmer, ON @ Fred Eaglesmith Picnic
August 18 – Aylmer, ON @ Fred Eaglesmith Picnic
August 19 – Aylmer, ON @ Fred Eaglesmith Picnic
August 20- Oakville, ON @ Moonshine Tavern
August 22 – Creemore, ON @ Terra Nova
Being a fan of Raashan Ahmad for over 10 years, I always like what he does because I am generally certain his music will give me what my ears and mind want to hear. I also like something that gets slightly unconventional, at least in a general hip-hop sense. For one, he rhymes over a sped up track that has been celebrated in downtempo circles for years, taking a well known Portishead song and bringing it into his neighorhood. Also, you don’t hear Ahmad until almost a minute into the song. No annoying DJ’s yelling their name, their crew, or the menu items at the restaurant before the main person comes in, so as you listen, let the music creep on you. As the saying goes, let it marinate. Then it will begin.
About three weeks ago I reviewed the new album by Lil’ Wyte, Still Doubted (read full review here), and the man is on a mission right now. Hopefully, “Yea Hoe” will be the first of a number of videos he’ll do for the album, and he decided to create a clip for the track featuring $hamrock. The imagery may be scary for some, and if so… good. Now let the music hit you twice as hard.
BTW: word has it that $hamrock is working on a brand new album, no word on a release date yet but I’ll post any news when it is made available.
When you hear and see Hopie, you bow down to the greatness. Not convinced by her style yet? Watch this video.
As for this video, she brings on Moe Green to help out, making this a hot song to make non-believers believe in both of them.
This video? It’s called “String ‘Em Up”. Watch this, and the scene where Hopie and Moe Green meet up on the train track? It reminds me of The D.O.C.‘s “It’s Funky Enough” (watch the segment between 3:23 and 3:29). Maybe that’s just me.