New Release: Gregory Porter – ‘Liquid Spirit’



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’



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)



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

New Release: Austra – ‘Olympia’


Canadian band Austra today releases their sophomore album, Olympia. The sound can be described as electro-pop but with lots of breadth and depth, as Austra makes music with a hollowing gravity paired with a somehow undeniable bounce.

Watch the video for their first single, “Home,” below. You’ll hear quivering vocals reminiscent of Bjork and a grandeur akin to Florence & the Machine – not a bad combination at all.

NYC, be sure to catch their in-store performance at Other Music tomorrow, June 19 at 8 PM. Get tickets on Austra’s Tumblr.

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