New Release: Jessie Ware – ‘If You’re Never Gonna Move’ EP

 

Londoner Jessie Ware made quite a splash on our Staff Picks of 2012 lists with her debut album, Devotion. Today, the lovely lady releases her official US debut project, the If You’re Never Gonna Move EP, which features the title track and a remix, two tracks from Devotion, as well as a cover of Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love.”

Catch Jessie on her tour, which kicked off this week on the east coast – a few shows are already sold out!

Tour Dates
1/14 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
1/15 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
1/17 – New York City, NY – Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
1/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
1/20 – Chicago, IL – Tomorrow Never Knows Festival @ Lincoln Hall
1/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba Music (6 PM)
1/23 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey (SOLD OUT)
1/24 – San Francisco, CA – PopScene (SOLD OUT)

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Video: Jose James – “Trouble” (Live on Letterman) + NPR Stream of ‘No Beginning No End’

 

Jose James yesterday performed on Letterman and released an NPR stream for his upcoming album on Blue Note Records called No Beginning No End. Those listening will find the music low key, approachable, and sensual per usual. Jose also adds about his approach this time:

“I don’t want to be confined to any particular style. I decided I didn’t want to be considered a jazz singer anymore and that was really freeing. Once I realized that jazz singing is just something that I do and it’s just a label, it freed me as an artist to just write without any boundaries.”

The Letterman performance featured a lively band and an energetic James ready to reach listeners with a unique fervor and buoyancy. That man was happy as hell to be on stage – and we were honored to watch.

No Beginning No End drops on January 22. And on January 23, be sure to catch Jose at his album release show on in NYC that kicks off his tour!

Tour Dates
Jan. 23 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
Jan. 24 – Howard Theatre – Washington DC
Jan. 26 – Scullers – Boston, MA
Jan. 29 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 30 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Feb. 10-Mar. 6 – Asia & Australia Tour
Mar. 8 – San Jose Jazz WinterFest – San Jose, CA
Mar. 9 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
Mar. 10 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 12 – The Del Monte Speakeasy – Los Angeles, CA

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New Track: Lotus – “Kodiak”

 

Lotus today premiered a new track on Relix called “Kodiak.” The song is the second single from the group’s forthcoming Build album.

The electro stew of sound that is “Kodiak” has a merry, upbeat quality to it and adds intensity with its clanging symbols, laser beam interludes, and guitar breaks.

Above, get a taste for the guys in action on tour. Watch until the end and you’ll also catch all the winter 2013 tour dates!

The group’s upcoming album, Build, will be out on February 19.

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Tour dates after the jump

Video: Jose James – “Trouble” (Live on Conan O’Brien)

 

Jose James yesterday made his TV debut on Conan O’Brien with an electric live performance of “Trouble.” Seemed to be enjoying himself quite a bit, too! Excuse us while we play this back a few dozen more times.

In the meantime, be sure to check out Jose on his US tour!

No Beginning No End drops on January 22.

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Jose James Announces US Tour Dates + Conan Appearance on Dec 18

 

In support of his upcoming album and Blue Note Records debut, No Beginning No End, Jose James is setting out on a US tour beginning January 23 with a New York City with an album release show at the Highline Ballroom, which Giant Step is proud to present!

Before that, you can look forward to Jose’s TV debut on Conan O’Brien on Tuesday, December 18.

Above, catch a look at Jose performing at this year’s iTunes Festival. Dude always holds it down.

No Beginning No End drops on January 22.

Tour Dates
Jan. 23 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
Jan. 24 – Howard Theatre – Washington DC
Jan. 26 – Scullers – Boston, MA
Jan. 29 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 30 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Feb. 10-Mar. 6 – Asia & Australia Tour
Mar. 9 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
Mar. 10 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 12 – The Del Monte Speakeasy – Los Angeles, CA

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