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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Rocky Dawuni: Hymns For The Rebel Soul In Stores Today + Remixes Unveiled

 

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International music sensation Rocky Dawuni describes his new album, recorded during the recent transformative U.S. Presidential election and released today, as an uplifting exploration of social and global consciousness. The music was crafted to reflect the common spiritual, political and social aspirations felt by people around the world. Hymns for the Rebel Soul features melodic acoustic tracks like “Jerusalem,” a personal ode to the Holy City as well as the poignant social commentary of “Walls Tumblin Down” and the “Lover’s Rock” vibe of “Extraordinary Woman.” His track “Download the Revolution” appears on Electronic Arts’ video game FIFA Soccer 2010 which has already sold millions of copies and is now available on iTunes. “African Soccer Fever/African Reggae Fever” was also just released on EA’s FIFA World Cup 2010 Videogame.

A percentage of Hymns for the Rebel Soul‘s proceeds will go to Africa Live!, a non-profit organization founded by Dawuni, whose mission is to preserve, restore, and reinvigorate the Ghanaian live music scene.

Rocky Dawuni – “Walls Tumblin Down”
 

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Stream Remixes by Jeremy Sole, DJ OBaH and DJ Drez.

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