Video: The Kills – “Baby Says” (Acoustic)


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Following their fourth studio album release, Blood Pressures (April 2011), The Kills invited filmmakers thirtytwo into their London studio to record live acoustic performances of three album tracks. Above we’ve featured our favorite acoustic, “Baby Says,” a sleepy melody perfect for feet-tapping and daydreaming in your nearest rocking chair. Check out the other two acoustics for “Pots and Pans” and “The Last Goodbye” on YouTube.

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New Track: Oddisee – “Al Mawrada” + MP3


“Al Mawrada” is an inspired track; Upbeat and airy, Oddisee draws from the nostalgia of his childhood in Sudan. The photo above is from Al Mawrada, which is a neighborhood in Omdurman, Sudan where he spent time with family and friends, observing the hustle and bustle. Oddisee in fact took the photograph himself during his last trip to Sudan; you can view more images from his trip on Flickr.

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Sonnymoon Remixes “Zodiac Shift” by Flying Lotus + MP3


The futuristic electro-soul duo Sonnymoon have come out from the lab to sprinkle a little of their fairy dust on us; Last week, our homie Kenny Fresh over at Fresh Selects premiered their transcendent remix of Flying Lotus’ “Zodiac Shift.” The reworked track presents producer Dan Orr’s added texture and Anna Wise with her mystical vocal stylings. According to their label, Plug Research, “Sonnymoon is in the last phase of creating a new batch of astronomical sounds. Look out for their new album transmitting soon.” Excitement!

Zodiac Shift (Sonnymoon Remix) by Plug Research

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Giant Step Premiere: Mr. J. Medeiros “Neon Signs” Video


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“Neon Signs” is the first single from Mr. J. Medeiros’ album, Saudade (released June 14th). Stro, Medeiros’ bandmate from The Procussions, is also on the track. The captivating video features dramatic visuals juxtaposing bright neon colors against a deep black contrast. Combined with passionate vocals, the “Neon Signs” video serves as a perfect recipe for getting lost in the music.

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Update: KING (NY Debut) to Replace Andreya Triana at SummerStage – 6/25

KING will play their much anticipated New York City debut at our SummerStage party this Saturday, June 25th, joining the line up to replace previously announced Andreya Triana. In case you haven’t heard of this group yet, get ready to be excited. A sublime blend of 3 female voices delivering original soul material that will take you out of the ordinary. With only one release under their belt, The Story EP, these ladies are making what they do seem easy and garnering fans like Prince and Erykah Badu for whom they already have opened. Make sure you stop by the park on Saturday and bring some friends with you because Giant Step is taking over the city this weekend.

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