Video: Charlie Coffeen with Angéle Anise and Tyler Berg – “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” (Kendrick Lamar Cover)

 

Sidewalk Chalk‘s Charlie Coffeen dropped an in-studio video for a cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” The track, from the Grammy nominated album Good Kid M.A.A.D City, features vocals by Angéle Anise and drums by fellow Sidewalk Chalk member Tyler Berg.

“I’ve been wearing Kendrick’s album out since it dropped, and I had an idea to do a version of this song while I was on the road for some shows last month,” Coffeen says. “Angéle is one of my favorite vocalists, and Tyler and I play together all the time. This line-up seemed like the right fit to do something special with this song, so we got together for a few hours at I.V. Lab in Chicago with some friends around to shoot the performance and ended up with this.”

Sidewalk Chalk is releasing its sophomore album, Leaves, on February 25th before touring across the US. Initial dates include Chicago at the Double Door (2/21), DROM in New York (2/22), and Hotel Cafe in LA (3/28).

Exclusive Release: ‘Sonic Boom Vol. 4′ (Compiled by Maiya Norton)

 

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In partnership with Giant Step, resident compilation master Maiya Norton today serves the world up with the long-awaited Sonic Boom Vol. 4!

Vol. 4 features lots of go-to indie faves, including Iman Omari, MoRuf, BOSCO, Muhsinah, THEESatisfaction, Def Sound, Nikko Gray, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and Coultrain.

We’ve also got up-and-comers like Mndsgn, Jessica Newry, Shi Wisdom, Kalani Trinidad, JusMoni, Joya Mooi, and Byron The Aquarius showing us what they’re workin with.

Stand outs include spine-tingling opener “Prayed For” by Iman Omari, the breathy and sensual “Slippin” by BOSCO, the deliciously layered and melodic “Queen County” by THEESatisfaction, the soft and lulling “Beyond of You” by Joya Mooi, and the groovy “All In” by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

While much of the collection showcases dug up gems and lesser known tracks, we are also proud to have Sonic Boom Vol. 4 be the place Muhsinah premiered the spirited “L.M.O.” (Giant Step Mix), a version of “Let Me Out” off her upcoming March album, Amazing.

Hit play already, and make your week that much better.