“1 track, 1 take, no punch-ins“. That is how Potluck despite their new song “4 Minute Dire Drill” and when all you make for yourself is four minutes with absolutely no extras or extra time to spice things up, you do what it takes when you’re in survival mode. Listen to the end result in the video above. They’ll be on tour beginning next month in support of their new album #StonerProblems, check them out when they pop in near you:
May 27… Vancouver, WA (Q Nightclub & Lounge)
May 28… Albany OR (Grange Music Hall)
May 29… Spokane, WA (The Hop)
May 31… Seattle, WA (The Nectar Lounge)
June 1… Idaho Falls, ID (Sick House)
June 2… Salt Lake City, UT (Metro Bar)
June 4… Joliet, IL (Mojoes)
June 5… Ottumwa, IA (Las Palmas)
June 6… Springfield, MO (Outland Ballroom)
June 7… Minneapolis, MN (Fineline Cafe)
June 8… Indianapoilis, IN (Emerson Theater)
June 9… Canandaigua, NY (V-Pub)
June 10… Grand Rapids, MI (The Intersection (The Stache))
June 11… Detroit, MI (Harpos)
June 13… Overland Park, KS (The Roxy)
June 14… St. Louis, IL (The Ready Room)
June 15… Dallas, TX (The Green Elephant)
June 16… Lubbock, TX (The Depot O Bar)
June 19… Denver, CO (Roxy)
June 20… Colorado, Springs, CO (Union Station)
June 21… Greeley, CO (Moxi Theater)
June 22… Grand Junction, CO (M-City Lounge)
June 24… Tempe, AZ (Club Red)
June 25… Riverside, CA (Mission Tobbaco Lounge)
June 26… Santa Cruz, CA (The Catalyst (Atrium))
June 27… Sacramento, CA (The Boardwalk)
June 28… Reno, NV (Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor)
There have been countless marijuana-related songs posted today in honor of April 20th, which of course is 4/20, referring to “420”. One I did really like is called “High All Day” by :Dface so if your eyes are too red right now, go to the store and get some Visine. Then listen to this.
Harn SOLO is preparing to release his new album (number 6 in his album discography) called Another Galaxy and for the song “Nobody Else”, he worked with new New Orleans producer Billy Topps to take things to the top and beyond. Harn’s album will be out soon on Reaching Higher Records.
This summer, Kiassik will be releasing his new album called Seasons and you may have a slice of the full cake or pie by checking out “STAGESlayer”, which has been turned into a video directed by Nick Drew. If you’re not aware of what Milwaukee hip-hop sounds like, may Klassik be your formal introduction.
Rome Clientel and DJ Concept are an MC/producer duo from Brooklyn and together as Dirt Disciples, they will be releasing their second EP later this year. From it will be a song called “Heartless”, which is done from the heart and yes, the soul too.
Blueprint is about to release a new album called King No Crown and from it is a song he wrote and recorded in honor of the late Micheal Larsen, who is more familiar as rapper Eyedea. “Great Eyedeas Never Die” explains why he is special not only to hip-hop, but to friends who considered him more than just a rapper, but as an associate. If you want an autographed copy of the record or CD, you can pre-order it directly from Blueprint by heading here. The song is available as a free download by clicking here. MP3 version of the album can be pre-ordered below through Amazon.
The video by Du Blonde’s “Black Flag” may be initially trippy at first but while some of the weird imagery may be trippy, you then realize you’re a bit caught up in how this song sounds. It’s rock with a slight PJ Harvey tinge, but vocalist Beth Jeans Houghton has her own vibe too. She went out to Joshua Tree in the Mojave desert to shoot the video with the direcor who also happens to be her mom, Christine Jeans, which means she was very comfortable in doing some of the dance moves seen here. THe song will find its way on the Welcome Back To Milk album due out on May 18th.
He raps and producers, thus Vinny Virgo is not waiting around for anyone to make his own music when he can do it himself. He is sure to collaborate with others in the new video but see how his self-contained music manages itself by listening to “Since 95″. The song will be released later this year as part of his Cognition EP.
Apparenmtly, the press release for this video says there is a “instrumental hip-hop scene” and AF The Naysayer is an “up-and-coming voice” in it. A scene? I was not aware but regardless of what this scene actually means, he makes some very good music that can be fitting for a wide range of music. I guess if you’re into target marketing, call it whatever you want in order for it to be heard and be noticed. Find out the identity of his “Status” right here and if you like it, contact him and work with him in the future for a project.
Their new album, due out tomorrow, is called Shitlife (Century Media) but after watching the new video by Gift Giver, you’ll immediately learn that they’re not having a shitty time. “Trendkill” is a song from said album.