Citing their sound as a mixture of rock, soul, blues, and "gypsydelic," San Francisco found and Los Angeles based The Peach Kings sure make for some good hallucinogenic music, no doubt. Their mesmerizing track "Lonely" comes with several panoramic spins around an NYC rooftop for a nice little journey of the skyline and some outlined body forms.
Paige Wood's voice has some real teleportation powers over here; take us away - we don't mind.
Dreamy and haunting new band IO Echo have just released their East Asia-centric video for "Berlin, It's All A Mess." Interesting marriage of locales. Really liking the colors and textures in the visuals and the sound is something like a semi-extra terrestrial lullaby. Take a look yourself and find a neat way to try and package it.
Look out for the group's debut album in early 2013.
BET sat down with the uber talented Meshell Ndegeocello recently for her quick thoughts on music icons she's worked with and met. Meshell quietly, humbly, and honestly answers her brief takes on Chaka Khan, John Singleton, Queen Latifah, Prince, and Madonna.
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Just having released her debut album a couple months back, Selah Sue sat down with us to talk about her journey and her influences that led up to Selah Sue the album. Selah also shared a backstage ritual, a memorable phone call, and a live rooftop performance, amongst other juicy bits. So endearing this young starlet is - so glad we got to catch up!
Giant Step contributor Maiya Norton kicks off this new exclusive video series, Covers, on our Tribeca rooftop. Many thanks to our film man, Rashid Zakat as well.
Be sure to catch Selah on tour supporting Allen Stone and Walk Off The Earth!
Tour Dates w/ Allen Stone
TUE - 13-NOV - FRENDALE, MI - THE MAGIC BAG
WED - 14-NOV - TORONTO, CANADA – THE OPERA HOUSE
w/ Walk Off The Earth
MON - 26-NOV - SEATTLE, WA – THE SHOWBOX
WED - 28-NOV - PORTLAND, OR – WONDER BALLROOM
THU - 29-NOV - SAN FRANCISCO, CA – THE REGENCY BALLROOM
FRI - 30-NOV - LOS ANGELES, CA – TROUBADOUR
SAT - 01-DEC - SANTA ANA, CA – YOST THEATER
The new Alicia Keys single, "Brand New Me," is co-written by none other than Scottish songwriting genius Emeli Sande. The inspiring ballad speaks on prioritizing one's self and an unapologetic dedication to self discovery. Alicia talks about the song:
"Brand New Me" is about the journey it takes to get to a place where you are proud to be a new you. There is nothing wrong with growing! There may be people in your life that knew you for a long time and they think of you only as the person you used to be and not the person you now are! And this song is a conversation introducing them to the new you! Where nothing can hold you back and no one can hold you down!
Get 'em, ladies! Alicia's upcoming album, Girl On Fire will be out November 26.