Fat Freddy’s Drop Tour

The New Zealand soul collective Fat Freddy’s Drop kicks off their US & European tour on June 19th, at the Sierra NV World Music festival. The tour runs from Summer to September, through the West Coast of the US, then moving onto Europe in August. In preparation for the tour they’re releasing a new 7″, plus this podcast and new remixes of “The Raft” and “Big BW.”

Fat Freddy’s Drop – The Raft Special Podcast by Fat Freddy’s Drop

Tour dates after the jump.

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New Album by Dutch: Bright Cold Day + MP3

Nearly three years in the making, the notoriously meticulous Stoupe is introducing his new side project: Dutch and its debut album, A Bright Cold Day, available now. The album features ten hand-crafted tracks which have conjured comparisons to the dark trip-hop aesthetics of Portishead, the soul-piercing melodies of Cat Power, and the wrenching sadness of Aimee Mann. Musically the soundscape isn’t really a vast departure for fans of Stoupe’s previous work with Jedi Mind Tricks.

To celebrate the album’s release, the duo will be playing a free show tonight at Piano’s in NYC.


Dutch: “Just Before the Rain” [MP3]

 

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Giant Step’s Celebrate Brooklyn! Picks

For Brooklynites who won’t make it to Central Park, SummerStage isn’t the only option for great outdoor shows this summer. New York’s longest running free festival is coming back to Prospect Park this Wednesday, and we’ve put together a list of must-see shows for Celebrate Brooklyn! 2010. After the jump, check out videos of our top picks and get the full line-up.


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Giant Step’s SummerStage Picks

SummerStage (NYC) is here with the season and as usual, tons of great artists are lined up to play in the park. We’ve selected some choice options for you, because alas we cannot all be everywhere at once. After the jump, check out the full line-up along with some videos of our favorites.

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Quadron Video: “Buster Keaton”

Danish duo Quadron brings us the second video from their self-titled release on Plug Research. The soul/electronic act provides an entrancing visual take on the proverbial hoops women jump through in the many transitions from “teenagehood” to adulthood. Perhaps the emotional “Buster Keaton” video questions why women seem to float through life wearing the classically stoic Buster-Keaton-silent-movie face – either that or it’s a hoola-hoop commercial. Let us know what you think!


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Check out Quadron’s summer tour dates after the jump!


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