If more parties were like this, I would attend them all. Or so Shmu wants you to believe, and who wouldn’t want some random liquids thrown on them? I would, and he shows us how daring he is musically and visually with “Pool Party (Place 4 Us)”, the third single from his Discipline/Communication album (my review can be found here.)
You may not be familiar with Tarvoria yet, but if you love R&B, you are on your way towards knowing and understanding who she is. She was honored as Female R&B Artist of the Year at the Atlanta Underground Music Awards this year, but will she be able to take it to the next level? That will be up to the fans. You can check out her mixtape called Bedroom Bangers by clicking here.
If you bought Rangda’s debut album, you were probably one of many who said “hot diggety, these fuckers are awesome” but couldn’t wait to hear more. More is on the way in September when Drag City Records releases Formerly Extinct. The album brings back Chris Corsano, Ben Chasney, and Sir Richard Bishop for another mean rocker. However, no music is being made available for you just yet. You and I, like Rick James, have to wait it out for a bit. Stay tuned.
Some might feel this video is a bit too freaky, but this may just be the right amount of freaky for you. Or in truth, it may just be. SSION is bold enough to spell his entire name in capital letters, and his video is bold enough to become a visual sensation to the boldness of the music itself. The cool thing is that he wants to create a video album, or basically making individual music videos for each song on his forthcoming album called Bent. If this video is any indication, the entire projects looks and sounds like a blast.
Mariee Sioux will be doing shows from coast to coast in the United States in support of her album on Whale Watch/Almost Musique, Gift For The End. She’ll be doing a small number of in-stores too, so head there and support your indie record shindigs and check out some live music in the process.
July 28… Los Angeles, CA Origami Vinyl (Instore)
July 29… Los Angeles, CA McCabes *
July 31… Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe
August 25… Louisville, KY Uncle Slayton’s #
August 30… Nashville, TN The Basement #
September 1… Asheville, NC TBD #
September 4… Durham, NC Motorco Garage Bar #
September 5… Chapel Hill, NC Nightlight #
September 6… Philadelphia, PA Rigby Mansion &^
September 8… Brooklyn, NY Rock Shop (Park Slope) ^
September 9… Brooklyn, NY Zebulon ^
September 15… Brattleboro, VT Headroom Stages
September 16… Portland, ME Bullmoose Records Instore
September 17… Biddeford, ME The Oak & The Axe ^
* = w/ Doug Paisley
# = w/ Arborea
& = w/ Jesse Sparhawk
^ = w/ The Original Bingo Club
Their bio states that Save Ends will “bring harmony back to this world”, which is more than welcome. Also more than welcome: this Boston band who released an EP in May called Strength vs. Will. The group features former members of No Trigger and Making It Right, so if you’ve wondered where some of these guys (and lady) have been, here they are. I will have a review of the EP very soon, but take a listen to it in full for yourself.
This is the title track from Alexander Spit’s new EP, a song teaming him up with Bago. Trippy and far out hip-hop, you may be inspired to lick tabs. The full EP is due out August 8th, but take your first dosage here. (Apologies for not being able to embed this track, they did not offer the code to do so.)