On its way later this month on Drag City Records is a new single by Dead Riders, who will be doing some shows in the midwest mid-month befre dropping the record. First, here are the tour dates: March 14… Milwaukee, WI (Company Brewing)
March 15… Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle)
March 21… Madison, WI (Frequency)
Here’s the official picture sleeve for “New End” b/w “Uncomfy”.
If you don’t have a turntable/record player/phonograph, you are able to buy it digitally. Pre-orders directly from Drag City Records, wnere you’ll also hear excerpts of each song.
With an album called His Own Self on its way in just under two weeks, J-Live has released a new video in support of it. Directed by Ercell Ivanhoe, it’s for “Pay It Forward”, a phrase that you may have heard a lot of in the last few years and now he wants to do the same. Find out how.
You may see the graphic and think “ooh ,something I need to get on vinyl” but the mix you are about to listen to isn’t on vinyl. False advertising? I don’t know but I will say what I do know. This is The Audible Doctor and Davenport Grimes can be heard in “The Cycle/So Tired (Remix)” because it was made that way. Now you might be asking “why hype up the song with a record?” Don’t ask me, I don’t know. What I do know is that this song/mix is nice and worth downloading, while supplies last. As for the record and to find out what is on it, check out the Bandcamp box below, where you’re able to order it that way or of course digitally.
Yesterday I posted news about a series of 7″ singles by Qui that will begin later this month. One of them will be a split 7″ to be released next month with hepa/Titus, and the band in question decided to share their contribution to the record today. It’s called “I Love You Less Than Anything”, so warm yourself to it now.
Aaron Cohen and AbGoHard are together not only as friends, but they recorded a set of songs that has become their new 8-song EP, called Ugly Boyz. These guys know what the hell they’re doing so if you’d like to know what they know, check out “Right Here” right now and find out what these two are doing and why they’re so good at it. There’s even a kitten getting down to the beat, so watch out.
The Oakland hip-hop scene remains strong in 2015 and one group who are making things work for themselves are called God.Money.Dope, or GMD for short. They write and produce among other things and they will be releasing album next month and for a hint, check out “100 Million” and say hello to Lucky Luchi and Tha Dondada. The song is downloadable for free, while supplies last.
The guys in Qui continue to be wacky and zany in their music videos, but I think that’s a forever thing. Their new video is off of their ife, Water, Living… album, so check out what they’re up to in “The Kind of Jazz This Is”, directed by Rory Werner and shot by Triana Pardon.
The video coincides with news about a new series of singles Qui will start releasing this month, the first being an effort on the Blood Of The Young label. That one will be their own record while the next one will be a split effort with hepa/Titus, who some of you may know for being Melvins-related, and that record will be on Cobraside. Here’s a look at the picture sleeves.
On top of that, they’re going on tour with Sebadoh this month. THey will remain on tour for another two weeks in April before taking a break and finding their way in Los Angeles in May. Show love and have money to buy merchandise.
March 17… Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg) *
March 18… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer) *
March 19… Washington, DC (Black Cat) *
March 20… Northampton, MA (Street Nightclub) *
March 21… Boston, MA (Brighton Music Hall) *
March 23… Raleigh, NC (Kings) *
March 24… Atlanta, GA (The Earl) *
March 25… Louisville, KY (Zanzabar) *
March 26… Knoxville, TN (The Concourse at The International) *
March 27… Cincinnati, OH (The Woodward Theater) *
March 28… Morgantown, WV (123 Pleasant Street) *
April 1… Indianapolis, IN (TBA)
April 2… Chicago, IL (The Double Door)
April 3… Minneaoplis, MN (Grumpy’s)
April 4… Kansas City, MO (The Ship)
April 5… Fayetteville, AR (JR’s Lightbulb Club)
April 6… Oxford, MS (Proud Larry’s)
April 7… Little Rock, AR (Vino’s)
April 8… Dallas, TX (Three Links)
April 9… Austin, TX (Red 7)
April 11… Phoenix, AZ (TBA)
May 3… Los Angeles, CA (Cafe NELA)
Things may get easier for rapper Woo Child, especially after the release of his new video where he talks about being and/or wanting to be “Center Stage”. He does so with help from C. Jay Conrod, and you can find out more about Woo Child by heading to his official Facebook page.
Photo by Elliot Jaramill
New music out today by San Francisco duo Tidelands comes in the form of an EP called Old Mill Park, which is described as a return to “a revitalized organic sound”. Gabriel Leis and Mie Araki will be having a record release party over in Oakland this Saturday at the Underwood Cafe but until then, they’d like to introduce you to a new friend, a “Dog Named Bart”
It’s hard to ease up and/or take it easy when you’re listening to a song like “Window Pain”, as JKJ kicks back with a bit of hesitation because he needs to know that you’re listening and paying attention while he crates something so funky. He did this to add to his forthcoming album called Internal Warfare and I hope it will be as good as this is. The song was produced by another member of the Beats family, Shuma Beats.