If you are familiar with DJ JS-1, then you are in a good place now, for you’re about to check out one of his new songs, “Profreshionals”, titled that way because it’s good to be hi-pro but also better to be fresh with it as well. Now, do you know who Ill Bill is? If so, you’re going to like “Profreshionals”. Let’s add to this equation, it’s not done yet: are you aware of Slaine? That’s the third part, and now the equation is complete, so welcome yourself in and have a listen to it or even better: download it for free, while supplies last.
Glass Animals are coming in from London into North America to do a bit of touring next month in support of their Harvest album Zaba, so if you bought the album and enjoyed it or perhaps caught them on Late Night With Seth Meyers, you will be in for a treat. They’ll be here in a few days and start doing shows next week Monday, beginning in Ohio:
December 1… Columbus, OH (The LC Pavilion) *
December 2… Louisville, KY (Headliners)
December 3… Nashville, TN (Exit/In)
December 4… Atlanta, GA (The Loft)
December 6… Portland, OR (The Crystal Ballroom)
December 10… San Francisco, CA (DNA Lounge)
December 14… Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom)
December 17… Austin, TX (Emo’s)
December 19… St. Louis, MO (The Ready Room)
December 20… Kansas City, MO (Midland Theater)
* = w/ Future Islands, Alt-J and Cage The Elephant
Nest say Hadal (Broken Circles) for the title of their new EP. They also say “Hands In A Hole” as the song chosen for their new video. Some have compared their music to Sainthood Reps, Slint, Appleseed Cast, and Mew but you may hear something else. Perhaps you go beyond the comparisons and form a sense of what they are, not who they are like. To hear more of what they are, check out the EP below through Bandcamp.
Ruby My Dear released their Balloons EP (their second) last month, and while their press release mentiosn everything from “skilled use of catchy melodies” to “amber-pop sensibilities and unconventional instrumentation of Adult Jazz”, what you want to focus on is just the music. Compliments are of course welcome, but you want to know if it moves you first. If the good words did move you, then watch the video made for the EP’s title track. If you sense “odd meters” and “complex basslines”, then come up with your own salutations too.
The Audible Doctor released an EP earlier this week and you can have a listen to it in full right here, in the form of Can’t Keep The People Waiting. It’s eight songs of newness featuring the likes of Guilty Simpson, Consequence, Astro, Hassaan Mackey, John Robinson, and Bumpy Knuckles. Listen to it and if it grooves with you, you may buy it via iTunes.
Russian Circles will begin their 10th anniversary tour very soon, celebrating their unity as a group. The tour will go through 2015 and shows will feature such bands as Mutoid Man and Mamiffer. Check out the dates>
December 9, 2014… Hamden, CT (The Ballroom at the Outer Space) *
December 10, 2014… Cambridge, MA (The Sinclair) *
December 11, 2014… Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg) *
December 12, 2014… Philadelphia, PA (Underground Arts) *
December 14, 2014… Washington, DC (Rock and Roll Hotel) *
December 27, 2014… Denver, CO (Gothic Theater)
January 20, 2015… Seattle, WA (Neumos) #
January 21, 2015… Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom) #
January 23, 2015…San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall) #
January 24, 2015…Los Angeles, CA (The Roxy) #
January 25, 2015…San Diego, CA (Soda Bar) #
* w/ Mutoid Man
# w/ Mamiffer
Will EQ is gearing up to release a new album called Social Insecurity 1.5: Rise Of The Machine and for “Dreamers” he worked with producer Psyconautz (no relation to Psychonauts) to display his combination of singing and rapping, and he flows equally and nicely, the emphasis is balanced nicely.
Their press release calls them “psychedelic alt-rock-grunge-pop weirdos” but I will simply call them Allusondrugs, a group from West Yorkshire, England. They’re trying to make a name for themselves and they’re hoping that this song will the bridge between them and you, the new listener. Their song is called “Am I Weird?”, a bit funny since the press release calls themselves but are they truly weird or is that a sense of humor to break the ice and discover who and what they really are? Find out for yourself. If the video moves you and you want to take the song with you on your travels, there is a free MP3 that awaits if you head here.
Sachee SB apparently released a “2 song EP” but an EP doesn’t consist of two songs unless they are longer than 10 minutes. Nonetheless, format preferences aside, Sachee made a video back in Harlem (he now lives in Rochester, New York) to show where he came from, as a way to let people know where he’s headed, with his song “Twenty 47″.
I’m not sure what rapper Scarface will think about hearing about a guy named Scarf-ACE coming out with his own music and career, but perhaps if needed, Scarf-ACE can have Scarface’s old name Akshen and become Axsh-N. Until then, let’s check out Scarf-ACE and a song that welcomes Ralph V. into the fold with “Pesos”, which both are hoping to make in bucketloads.