To me, this sounds like normal hip-hop and I love what Futuristic and Sam Lachow do here for their song “Watch You Mouth”. The lyrics are nice, the flows are different for each guy but works, and the song was put together in a way that doesn’t sound like anyone else. For others, this might be too adventurous but what’s wrong with that? Nothing at all. They did the video with directors Jakob Owens and Tom Taugher, would love if this blew up in the springtime.
NomiS has a new song called “fLAW” and it’s going to make its way onto two albums: NomiS’ own Socially Just and a compilation on its way called Cram X. I’m not sure if the versio in the video, which was done as they were shooting it, will be the same one that is released but I like how he did it so be on the lookout for it soon.
A few of you may know her as Jessica Maros but this Los Angeles singer, who is one half of the duo Escondido, wants to be known under another name. As a solo artist, she is making herself known as Kuzin, which means if you too are a cousin, you may want to kiss her, which would be kinda clever. Anyway, her debut album will be released tomorrow and it’s called Cavity, produced by Grammy-nominated producer Bill Reynolds, who you may be familiar with as a member of Band Of Horses. The title track has a nice rock edge but it is pure pop for those who love pop without the issues. Some of you may hear hints of Tanya Donnelly but judge Kuzin for yourself. I did and I like it.
Photo by Gilman Chatsworth
Poster Children’s member Rick Valentin will be releasing a new album as Thoughts Detecting Machines in two weeks called Work The Circuit and he is offering another chance for you to hear something from it. This one can be downloaded for free, the song is called “Night For Day”, while supplies last.
April is only a month away but if you’r eup for some alternative/indie pop, prepare for new music from the Canopy Climbers. Their EP, called Fever is ready to go but for now you can listen to a song called “Potion”, which may coat you after hearing it. It may sound like 80’s pop, it may remind you of boy bands, or it may make you go “this is the most original thing I’ve heard in a long time.” It’s up to you.
Songwriter Erin Birgy is heading on the road to tour under her musical nom de plume, Mega Bog. It’s on support of her album Gone Banana (Couple Skate) and the tour begins tomorrow in Vancouver, British Columbia and will last for a little over a month, which will lead in and out of SXSW in the middle of the month:
March 3… Vancouver, BC (Red Gate)
March 5… Eugene, OR (Wandering Goat)
March 6… Reno, NV (Loving Cup)
March 7… Oakland, CA (Speakeasy)
March 8… Santa Cruz, CA (Sub Rosa)
March 9… San Luis Obispo, CA (Disco Lemonade)
March 11… Los Angeles, CA (Pehrspace)
March 12… Phoenix, AZ (Funny World)
March 13… Flagstaff, AZ (Flag Brews)
March 17… Las Cruces, NM (Lunchbox)
March 18… Austin, TX (Austin Critter Showcase (SXSW))
March 19… Austin, TX (“You’re Here” Showcase/Nashville Radio Showcase (SXSW))
March 20… Austin, TX (Tom Tom Magazine Showcase/She Shreds (SXSW))
March 21… Austin, TX (Wendy’sdays (SXSW))
March 26… Panama City, FL (Mosey’s)
March 27… St. Augustine, FL (Planet Sarbez)
March 28… Savannah, GA (Hang Fire Bar)
March 30… Athens, GA (Flicker Lounge)
April 1… Atlanta, GA (The Cleaners)
April 2… Birmingham, AL (BELOW at Doghead)
April 3… Memphis, TN (Scottswood)
April 4… Nashville, TN (Queen Ave Arts)
April 5… Athens, GA (The Globe)
April 8… Boone, NC (Espresso News) @
April 10… Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (BARD College) @
April 12… Albany, NY (Tree House) @
April 13… Montreal, QC (Drones) @
April 14… Brooklyn, NY (Shea Stadium)
@ = w/ EZTV
Check out her new video for “Wet Moss”. The vinyl pressing of Gone Banana can be ordered from CoupleSkateRecords.com.
Putting is what Action Bronson makes and eats on a regular basis and he shares the reason why he likes those flavors on a song from his forthcoming Mr. Wonderful album called “Baby Blue”. It is said that the color blue is not appealing to people who want to eat but I say hey, get some food coloring and dye your pudding blue, see what happens. Chance The Rapper wants to slap you alongside Action Bronson so listen and see where the pudding will lie next. The album will be out on the 24th of March.
On the bad side, the song and video for “One” seems too short. On the good side, Vee Miyagi has come up with a rap song in 3/4 time and it sounds great, not only because the waltz tempo is still a rarity in hip-hop, but because it sounds and can feel good, which it does. Then again, you may listen to it in 4/4 as well but with a different accent, something along the lines of what Outkast has done over the years. The video was put together by Rob Sheppard and William Welch King. Download the song for free via Soundcloud, while supplies last.
If you have to ball, you may have two balls. This is what Chaos is saying in his new song “I Gotta Ball” and the other ball is attached to Kace and together they give you a bit of Auto-Tune treatment that, for me at least, is unnecessary but if it catches the ear of anyone who hears this in passing, then it may work for them.
Jay Burna says he is “Self Made” but does that mean as a man? As an artist? As something else? He lays it down in his new song that will appear on an EP due out next month called Fear Is A Lie. The instrumental here from 2Much is very nice, would love to hear more.