K’Naan Announces Tour Dates

 

Spirited rapper and vocalist K’Naan has set the release date for his upcoming third album, Country, God or The Girl, for October 16.

The all-star list of collaborators on the album is definitely something to make a fuss about. Gear up for tracks with Bono, Will.i.Am, Nas and Keith Richards. Awesomeness.

K’Naan’s tour kicks off this weekend in NYC at The Global Poverty Project’s Global Festival. The show will be a free-ticketed concert on September 29 in Central Park, and will include other acts such as The Black Keys, Neil Young and Foo Fighters.

Tour Dates
9/29 New York, NY @ Global Fest 2012
10/21 St Louis, MO @ Rock n Roll St. Louis
10/23 Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/25 Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
10/26 Austin, TX @ Beauty Ballroom
10/27 New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival
10/30 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live – Downstairs
11/1 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
11/3 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
11/4 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/7 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/8 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
11/10 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
11/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
11/13 Seattle , WA @ Neumos
11/14 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
11/16 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
11/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
11/18 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern

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New Track: Escort – “Starlight” (RAC Remix)

 

Remember the way too fun Escort and how awesome they were with that “Why Oh Why” video?! Time to put on those roller skates, leotards, leg warmers and to get to shakin’!

“Starlight” was recently remixed by RAC to give the track an additional layer of bouncy zest. How can you listen to Escort and it not be carefree happy times 24/7?! Always a pick me up. We can’t help but want to transition into Madonna’s “Lucky Star” and keep the party going.

Tour Dates
10/25: Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
10/27: New York, NY @ Webster Hall, 1st Annual Escort Halloween Show w/ St. Lucia
11/7: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of The Living Arts
11/9: Chicago, IL @ The Metro
11/10: Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
12/7: Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
12/8: Lisbon, Portugal @ Vodafone Mexefest

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Video: The Souljazz Orchestra – “Conquering Lion”

 

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Chances are that if you’re named The Souljazz Orchestra, you probably make music that sounds freakin’ awesome. Happily, we are so correct. The above is the first video from the group’s recent album release, Solidarity. This live rendition of “Conquering Lion” was filmed at Mercury Lounge in Ottawa (the band’s home turf) and fits squarely in line with the song’s beastly title – owning.

Shake that hip one time.

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New Track: Clementine & The Galaxy – “Heart Shaped Box”

 

New space-pop duo Clementine & The Galaxy is stirring up quite a buzz of late. Some folks may recognize lead singer Julie Hardy as having performed as part of the dazzling miss Ellie Goulding’s band.

Yesterday, the two released a new single called “Heart Shape Box,” which is a breathy electro-pop joy of a time. The vocals give us hints of Bjork and Florence Welch – nothing to mess with there. This definitely needs to be on a soundtrack somewhere. Awesome vibes.

With four NYC dates coming up in the next month (see below) – including an invite only video release party that we’ll be sure to be snooping around at – the momentum is clearly just building.

Tour Dates
9/28 – Arlene’s Grocery – New York, NY (w/ Futurist)
10/09 – Flux Studios – New York, NY (Video Release Party!)
10/16 – Alphabet Lounge – New York, NY (CMJ)
10/18 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY (CMJ)

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New Track: 2:54 – “Killer” (Seal Cover) + “Sugar” Video

 

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After delighting us with their previous single, “Creeping,” sister alt-pop duo 2:54 are out with a new tune! The track is a cover of Seal’s 90s classic tune, “Killer” – hearing some nice parallels with The XX a la the echoey dreamy rock style. Stream that below.

About a month ago, the ladies also released an equally evocative video for “Sugar.” Nothing like some sexytime via neon lights, smoke, and shadows. Loving the nostalgic vibe to these jams! Watch above.

Catch 2:54 on tour beginning next month!

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