Video: The Bamboos – “Lost” (Frank Ocean Cover)

 

Yeah. Couldn’t stop listening or watching. The Bamboos are out of the world with this performance and Kylie Auldist has some voodoo powers with that voice, for real. Certain covers bring a whole new life to a track and just thrust you into a world of wonder. We found ourselves ruminating on the possibilities of all the beautiful varied versions that can be birthed from great songwriting. Frank Ocean, how we love thee.

Awesome version of “Lost.” And it is pretty fantastic to hear our gal sing about titties – we agree.

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Exclusive Video: Selah Sue – ‘Covers’ with Maiya Norton

 

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

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Video: Gizmo – “Love Song #3″ (Meshell Ndegeocello Cover)

 

We met bassist and singer Gizmo last year at HarlemStage when he was part of the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble shredding it up. To our surprise, we recently also found that homeboy is also a singer – and a pretty good one, at that. The 21-year old does a marvelous job above at covering Meshell Ndegeocello’s “Love Song #3.” Quite rad to see a dude singing her parts – it works well. Big kudos to Gizmo.

Gizmo also recently released his Derrick Hodge (Robert Glasper Experiment) produced debut album, Red Balloon, which features a gang of dope artists including Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment / Q-Tip), Jamire Williams, Anna Wise of Sonnymoon, amongst several others.

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New Track: Roman GianArthur – “High & Dry ~ Send it On”

 

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Earlier today, miss Janelle Monae unveiled a new tune from a fellow Wondaland artist Roman GianArthur. And man, is the guy a talent. The above is his new track that mashes together D’Angelo’s “Send It On” with Radiohead’s “High & Dry.” Freakin’ sexy. What the hell.

Dude sounds like a blend between Van Hunt, Bilal, and some fresh ‘n new radio R&B youngin’. Can’t compete with that. Oh, we mention that ol’ boy over here also produced the track? No biggie.

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Video: Jimmy Fallon & Florence Welch – “Balls In Your Mouth” (Live)

 

Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine recently lent her haunting vocals to a little jaunt on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The tune is a protest song the lovely Mr. Fallon wrote in protest of the BP oil spills. For shame! Apparently they may be missing the fact that you could end up with “Balls In Your Mouth.” Catch Florence around the 2:20 mark.

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