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Whether missing in action or abducted - we'll never know - New Zealand soul sensation Fat Freddy's Drop are back with sophomore album Dr Boondigga & The Big BW, to be released November 10th. Straight out of the lab and getting rave reviews around the world, the seven piece band are returning to what they love best: jamming live. This fall the collective embarks on an Album Shakedown Tour, playing Melbourne to Manchester and touching down in Los Angeles for their American headline debut.
Fat Freddy's Drop - "Big BW" from upcoming album Dr Boondigga and the Big BW
It is that time of year again and CMJ is back in New York City starting tomorrow. This year, the Red Bull Music Space will host a special New Zealand showcase on October 20th, presented by 42BELOW. Free food and complimentary 42BELOW Vodka cocktails, Wild Rock wine and beer will all be served, with performances by NZ artists ranging from hip hop to power pop. Bands include Bang Bang Eche, David Dallas, Die! Die! Die!, Kidz in Space, Kingston, Motocade, Smashproof, Steve Abel, & Surf City.
Surf City:"Records of a Flagpole Skater"
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After gaining critical acclaim from U.K. media and the European festival circuit, Capitol Records singer-songwriter V V Brown has planned her first U.S. live appearances for late October. Her debut album, Travelling Like the Light, is scheduled for North American release early in 2010, with an introductory EP planned in November 2009.
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
October 24 New York, NY @ Santos Party House (CMJ Showcase; 12 midnight set time)
October 26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (opening for Midnight Juggernauts; 11pm set time)
October 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland (opening for First Aid Kit; 10pm set time)
October 29 San Francisco, CA @ Poleng Lounge
Download the Run DMC-backed remix of Wayna's "Billyclub ft Wale" here (right-click to download).
Wayna's new EP, Soul and the City, featuring Wale, Wajeed and more drops in November on Quiet Power Productions.
She’s also performing on a Billie Holiday Tribute at Blues Alley – Wednesday, October 21st in Washington D.C. Keep an eye out for November tour dates coming soon...