New Release: Kneebody – ‘The Line’ + US Tour

 

Kneebody‘s explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble shines through on their fourth album, The Line, which includes 12 original compositions, and contributions from various members of the group.

The Line opens with a dark rock tune titled “Lowell,” then moves to a lighter mood with “Cha-Cha,” a contrapuntal number with an engaging swing beat. “Trite” embodies the non-linear approach the band gives to compositions, while “Still Play” has a twisty, technically challenging horn line that is complemented by the other players’ musicianship.

Watch the Choose Your Own Adventure album preview below, plus stream the full album.

And catch Kneebody on their fall tour starting Friday, 9/27 in NYC!

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New Release: Gregory Porter – ‘Liquid Spirit’

 

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Timeless Grammy-nominated soul and jazz singer/songwriter Gregory Porter recently released his third album, Liquid Spirit on Blue Note Records. Along with the help of Chip Crawford (piano), Emanuel Harrold (drums), Aaron James (bass), Yosuke Sato (alto sax), and Tivon Pennicott (tenor sax), Porter endeavors to display his humanity through authentic music. Touching on themes such as love, growing up, and the socio-political climate, succeed he does.

Watch the video below to get a behind the scenes look on the album making process from Gregory and his team.

And catch Gregory on his fall tour starting tomorrow! Tour stops include appearances in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre on September 25 and two New York City shows at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan on October 24 and Littlefield in Brooklyn on October 26.

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Videos: The Internet – “Dont’cha” + ‘Feel Good’ Trailer

 

Odd Future crew counterparts The Internet (Syd “The Kid” and Matt Martians) have just dropped the video for their sweet and spacious “Dont’cha” track. The simple black and white visuals complement the soulful, jazzy feel wonderfully. Great to see these guys continuing to come into their own with this new work.

The Internet’s sophomore album, Feel Good, drops September 24.

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New Release: Valerie June – ‘Pushin’ Against A Stone’

 

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The stunning and much buzzed about singer/songwriter Valerie June today drops her debut album Pushin’ Against A Stone. Co-writing 10 of the 11 tracks, June recorded the album with the help of some incredible producers, including Dan Auerbach, Kevin Augunas, and Peter Sabak. The sound created is a unique blend of roots, country, rock, and blues.

Watch the album teaser below to get a taste for the music and exactly how the lovely lady gets down.

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New Track: Jon Hopkins – “Breathe This Air” ft. Purity Ring (Alternate Version)

 

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Upon releasing his Immunity album this past June, Jon Hopkins returns to North America for a string of tour dates, including stops in LA and Brooklyn. He’s also just released a new version of “Breathe This Air” featuring Purity Ring and it’s pretty spectacular. Give it a listen below.

North American Tour Dates
Tue. Aug. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre w/ Purity Ring
Wed. Aug. 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre w/ Purity Ring
Fri. Aug. 30 – Colonia Condesa, MX @ Hotel Marbella Rooftop
Sat. Aug. 31 – New York, NY @ MOMA PS1 Warmup w/ Cajmere, Liars, Lil Silva, IO Echo, Miles
Sat. Aug. 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo