Produced by Drethaoneda, Jus Smith covers a basketball legend and creates a song that’s flavorful and tasty, and it’s called “Henny Hardaway”. Can this carry on after the season is over? If you’re a fan of Hardaway, it should. However, become a fan of Jus Smith and why? Because you just should.
Open Mike Eagle and Oddisee are bringing forth to you something called “Celebrity Reduction Prayer” and why? It’s their new song, which comes from the Mello Music Group compilation album Persona. Oddisee handles production and of course Open Mike Eagle drops lyrics and wisdom.
Is it moist? Is this song moist? How about the video> I speak of J. Cole, whose 2014 Forest Hills Drive album may be moist enough for fans but this new video could be moister. It’s for the song “Wet Dreamz” so get your napkins or paper towels and make sure they are on stand-by.
Jonathan Peters and David Lagacé are a Canadian duo who go by the name of Fire/Works and they have released some music over the last few years. They released a new album last fall called Shenanigans and they are hoping one of its songs will keep new fans around for awhile. Check out “Elephants” below and if you find it to be to your liking, check out the Shenanigans album and previous projects on their official Bandcamp page.
Seattle’s Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles share a brand new video and announce US tour dates in advance of their debut album, Oh Man, Cover The Ground!, which may be the perfect way to start out an article about her and the group, and that’s how the press release for it did begin. But I try not to do that, I try to do a bit more. The album will be out from Suicide Squeeze Records on the 26th of May and as you can see below, they’ll be starting shows about two weeks before it comes out. Check out the dates, and then have a look and listen to the first video from it called “Holy Rollers”, which Cleveland directed herself. BTW: if the video reminds you of the album cover for The Alan Parsons Project’s Eve, you’re not the only one.
May 14… Seattle, WA (Tractor Tavern) +
May 22… Tumbleweeds, ID (Farm Fest)
May 23… Salt Lake City, UT (Diabolical Records)
May 25… Omaha, NE (Sweatshop Gallery)
May 26… Columbia, MO (Cafe Berlin)
May 27… Memphis, TN (Glitch)
May 31… Detroit, MI (UFO Factory)
June 3… Fargo, ND (The Aquarium)
June 5… Calgary, AB (Local 510)
June 26… Seattle, WA (Columbia City Theater) (Album Release Party)
+ = w/ The Cave Singers
If you’re looking for something new from Seattle’s hip-hop scene, may I introduce you to Silas Blak. It’s nothing more than a freestyle but saying “nothing more than” that may make some feel that my view makes it less than worth, which is far from the truth. He mas more music planned throughout the year but for now, have a bit of that freestyle I just mentioned called “Yeah Yeah” and in time, he’ll have an album out before December rolls around.
If you like them, you may easily say them are us too. Okay, the group in question are called Them Are Us Too, and does it refer to a specific “them”? No matter, that’s the name of the band and you are about to stick to it. They released their debut album last month on Dais Records called Remain and they are doing a small set of shows on the west coast, including one tonight in Seattle.
April 23… Seattle, WA (Kremwerks)
April 24… Bellingham, WA (Karate Church)
April 26… San Francisco, CA (The Make-Out Room)
If you haven’t heard about them but are intrigued in any way, have a look at their new video for “Eudaemonia”, which may remind some of the alternative-friendly music of the early to mid-1990’s but it’s more than just trendy.
A new Mochipet video? Where does one start? That may be the question you’re asking right now but you see the arrow, press play. This one is for the song “Spark”, which features Mr. Lif complimenting Mr. Mochi. The song also has a number of remixes to be satisfied with, stream them below or buy the whole meal deal.
“Elixir” is the new single by D.A.T.A. released last month, and if you have loved the type of hip-hop from North Carolina in the last decade, you are sure to find this one a treat. Pure and Ginx know how to get things together and as you will here, they are more than ready to offer more to those willing to listen and show some support.
The Unthanks’ new album Mount The Air is out now and they will be releasing the third single from it on June 8th called “Died For Love”. They will be doing a lot of shows this summer throughout the UK and hitting the festival circuit. Prepare your season accordingly.
May 27… Festival Hay on Wye
June 27… Glastonbury Festival (Pyramid Stage, The Unthanks with Orchestra, conducted by Charles Hazlewood)
July 10… Earagail Arts Festival Ireland
July 11… Folk at the Hall Trelawnyd, N Wales
July 19… Folk by the Oak Hatfield, Herts.
July 24… Folkfest Killarney Kerry, Ireland
July 26… Deer Shed Festival Topcliffe, N Yorks
August 1… Cambridge Folk Festival
August 2… Port Eliot Festival
August 14… Stockholm Culture Festival
August 22… Home Gathering Newcastle
August 23… FolkEast Glemham, Suffolk
August 29… Solfest, Silloth, Lake District
August 30… Greenbelt, Kettering
September 5… End of the Road Dorset
September 6… Moseley Folk Festival West Mids
October 17… Homegrown Bury , Castle Armoury Drill Hall.
Decemeer 5… The Great British Folk Festival Skegness