Gil Scott-Heron Video: “I’m New Here”

Check out Gil Scott-Heron’s video for the title track to his album, I’m New Here. It’s a deliberately simple take on a sparse acoustic song, capturing him live in the studio with subtle background projections of his Harlem neighborhood. Heron’s first album in more than a decade, I’m New Here is out now through XL Recordings.


Jyoti: Album Release Performance in LA

A Giant Step favorite, Jyoti (aka Georgia Anne Muldrow) will perform live tomorrow in Los Angeles at Amoeba Music Hollywood with Declaime. You saw our exclusive interview with Jyoti last week, and her new album Ocotea drops tomorrow on SomeOthaShip Connect. Don’t miss the artist Mos Def calls “incredible.. like Flack, Nina Simone, Ella, she’s something else. She’s like religion.”

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Kirsty Almeida Video: “Spider”

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Check out the video for Kirsty Almeida‘s new single to be released next Monday, “Spider” (and visit her Myspace to hear the ‘Pickled Spider’ remix by Mr. Scruff). Her full-length album comes out in August on Decca Records.