VIDEO: D’Angelo And The Vanguard at the Outside Lands Festival 2015

For years, it seemed one of the biggest questions in music: when is D’Angelo coming back? When is he releasing a new album? Will he ever return again? Last year he did with Black Messiah and not only did the internet go nuts, but music fans who have been hungry for a follow-up to Voodoo. In 2015, he’s doing music festivals and is already preparing for brand new music. He appeared at the Outside Lands Festival last week and on this string of dates, he has brought in vocalist Joi Gilliam to help him out. This is the complete performance so if you haven’t seen D’Angelo in the last few months, this is what you’re missing out on.

VIDEO: Battlecross’ “Absence”

David Brodsky directed a new slice of visual mayhem for speed metal band Battlecross for their latest album Rise To Power (Metal Blade). It’s for the song “Absence” so make sure it has an essence and have it be within your presence. As for the album, it will be released next week Friday. Just wait a week and make sure you will not be weakened by the weekend.

SOME STUFFS: New album by Marco Vella streams to completion

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Released today is a new collaboration album between Marco Vella and Kyle Jorgensen called Shadow Mountain (Average Negative), available digitally and on vinyl, which comes with a “limited edition” book. For some wonderful electronic textures, you’ll definitely want to check this out and you can right now, as it’s being made available to stream in full.

VIDEO: Health’s “Stonefist”

Death Magic is the new Health album out now on Loma Vista Recordings. They’ve made a video for “Stonefist”, which may sound like a risk in some fashion but wait until you hear AND watch it together. They also have some shows coming up next week in California, so be sure to check them out and hear the music live:

August 21… San Francisco, CA (Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop)
August 23… Los Angeles, CA (FYF Fest)
September 11-13… Hudson, NY (Basilica Soundscape)
October 30… Paris, FR (Pitchfork Music Festival Pari)

SOME STUFFS: Jackson Boone to celebrate second album with new tour

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September 9… Portland, OR (Mississippi Studios)
September 10… Boise, ID (Neurolux)
September 11… Boulder, CO (University of Colorado Boulder)
September 12… Denver, CO (Rhinoceropolis)
September 13… Colorado Springs, CO (The Triple Nickel)
September 14… Kansas City, KS (The Union)
September 15… Des Moines, IA (Vaudevillian Mews)
September 16… Minneapolis, MN (Char Bar)
September 17… Milwaukee. WI (Linnemans)
September 18… Chicago, IL (Emporium)
September 19… Detroit, MI (Elijah’s)
September 22… Memphis. TN (Murphy’s)
September 23… Nashville, TN (The Five Spot)
September 24… Oxford, MI (The Blind Pig)
September 25… New Orleans, LA (Hi Lo)
September 26… Austin, TX (Ghost Cat Lounge)
September 27… Santa Fe, NM (Art Space)
September 29… Phoenix, AZ (Rogue Bar)
September 30… San Diego, CA (Merrow)
October 1… Los Angeles, CA (Gnarburger)
October 1… Los Angeles, CA (Warehouse Show)
October 2… Oakland, CA (Ellis Mile High Club)
October 3… Eugene, OR (Black Forest)
October 4… Portland, OR (Rontoms)

These dates and ventures are part of a tour for Jackson Boone, who has finished his second album called Natural Changes for release on September 11th. The tour begins a day before the album’s release, and he’s planning on having a festive time with his band. For a taste of what the album will be like, listen to “The Dolphin Turned Into A Cat”. The song can be downloaded for free, while supplies last.

VIDEO: Astronauts, etc.’s “I Know”

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Oakland combo Astronauts, etc. are ready to release their debut album, and some of you may easily say “about damn time!” Have some patience, for your time is coming soon, in fact, mark September 18th on your digital devices. That’s when Hit City USA will be releasing Mind Out Wandering. The album will feature a song called “I Know”, which they are sharing for everyone to take a listen and viewing to it right now.