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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Video: Tondrae Kemp – “Happiness” + To Release ‘Sun Money’

 

Bluesy Louisiana singer Tondrae Kemp already has us smitten with sexy soulful crooning. Watch his recent video for “Happiness” with a down home jazzy feel and a warmth that just wants to make you wanna run up and hug somebody. Kind of got a churchy John Legend vibe going, too. The song is off Tondrae’s upcoming album, Sun Money, out September 19.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this boo live in Brooklyn this weekend and next week! More dates being added soon.

Tour Dates
Sept 16 – Littlefield – Brooklyn, NY *Special Appearance
Sept 19 – Free Candy: Sun Money Album Release Show – Brooklyn, NY

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New Track: Meshell Ndegeocello “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” ft. Cody Chestnutt

 

With her upcoming Nina Simone tribute album about a month away, Meshell Ndegeocello releases a new single for free download. “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” features Cody Chesnutt on vocals backed by a smooth, minimalist track. Stream and download below!

Pour Une Ame Souveraine will be out October 9.

Tour Dates
08/30: Big Indian, NY @ Women’s Music Summit, Full Moon
09/07: Pittsburgh, PA @ City of Asylum
09/08: Pittsburgh, PA @ City of Asylum
10/19: Durham, NC @ Duke University, Reynolds Industry Theater
10/20: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall Theater
12/07: Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA Live

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New Release: Lionel Loueke – ‘Heritage’

 

West African jazz guitarist/vocalist Lionel Loueke today releases his incredible third album, Heritage, co-produced by Blue Note label mate Robert Glasper.

Hailed by the New York Times as “a gentle virtuoso,” Lionel approaches Heritage with a journey into a more electric sound with his new trio, including Derrick Hodge (electric bass), Mark Guiliana (drums), and Robert Glasper contributing piano and keyboards on six tracks. Singer Gretchen Parlato offers background vocals on two tracks, further weaving the already beautiful tapestry of sound.

In the below video, get a behind the scenes look at the recording process of Heritage. And next week, join Lionel as he kicks of his fall tour, beginning with three shows at NYC’s Blue Note September 4-6.

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Videos: The Knocks – “The Prize” + “R.O.Y.L.”

 

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Finally. “The Feeling” by The Knocks on hits iTunes today along with a couple new videos to share as they gear up to perform at Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival. Above, find the lyric video for “The Prize” and below find a live performance of “R.O.Y.L.”

Catch The Knocks on tour starting on September 2. And beginning in October, the guys will be hitting the road for special DJ sets on the Night Vision Tour with Paper Diamond.

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