New Release: Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Home Again’ + iTunes Free Single of the Week

 

Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again

Available now exclusively on iTunes, Michael Kiwanuka‘s debut album, Home Again, was produced by Paul Butler from The Bees in his home studio on the Isle of Wight. A top 5 best seller in the UK, it takes Michael’s effortless melodies, observant lyrics and smooth voice and builds them into timeless and rootsy folk-inflected modern soul. The title single “Home Again” is the iTunes free Single Of The Week.

Michael will be heading to the US for a run of tour dates this June, kicking off at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN, followed by shows in New York City, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago for Lollapalooza, and San Francisco for Outside Lands Festival.

Tour Dates
June 8 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
June 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith Olde Bar
June 10 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
June 13 – New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom*
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park*
June 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live (Downstairs)*
June 16 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel*
June 18 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
June 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre*
August 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
August 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box (supporting Alabama Shakes)

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Ledisi – Pieces of Me Out Today + MP3

Bursting with songs of love, intimacy and self-assurance and delivered by an unmatched voice at the top of its game, Pieces of Me by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Ledisi is in stores everywhere today. Featuring collaborations with songwriter Claude Kelly (Fantasia, Carrie Underwood), Jaheim and John Legend, Pieces of Me is the natural progression of an artist bound for greatness. Make sure you snag the free download below to find out for yourself what we are talking about, and head over here to listen to more tracks. She is already on the road touring the US, so make sure you check out her tour dates for the nearest stop to you.

Ledisi – “Shut Up” [MP3]
 

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Exclusive Album Stream: In The Light by Soulstice + Pre-order an Autographed Copy

Soulstice is back from hiatus with a new album, In The Light. We got a special preview a couple weeks ago, including three teaser tracks and a free Ayers-inspired remix. Now we get another big exclusive: the full album stream before next week’s release, courtesy Om Records. It will be available in retail shops next week, but you can pre-order it here to get an autographed copy.

There’s only a few days left of the remix contest, but take a late pass and get yourself into a remix of “Realistic” if you want to win some cash and producer-oriented prizes.

Soulstice ‘In The Light’ Album Preview by OmRecords

Raphael Saadiq’s Stone Rollin’ Out Now + MP3

Stone Rollin’ – written and produced by Raphael Saadiq, who also plays bass, mellotron, keys, guitar, percussion and even drums on most of the tracks – is even more powerful, urgent and bold than The Way I See It (2008). The new songs are firmly planted in classic R&B, and nod to Saadiq’s heroes like Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Little Walter and Sly Stone, with his own contemporary spin.

Stone Rollin
‘ features its share of special guests too. Robert Randolph dropped by to lay down some nasty steel guitar on “Day Dreams.” Guesting on “Just Don’t” is Larry Dunn from Earth, Wind, and Fire, plus one of Saadiq’s indie rock favorites, Yukimi Nagano from Little Dragon. Another standout track is “Good Man,” which brilliantly blends golden age soul with a killer hip hop hook, co-written and sung by upstart Taura Stinson. The new album is in stores today – get yours now!

Get a free download of “Stone Rollin’”

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Also, Raphael Saadiq is today’s Spotlight Artist on YouTube.com’s home page discussing his favorite music videos. His choices may surprise you! Check it out after the jump.

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Eliza Doolittle Releases Self-Titled Debut Today

Eliza Doolittle‘s debut album is now available in the US. The release is timed perfectly after the worldwide buzz she’s gotten from a stellar performance at Idolator’s ‘Pray for Pop’ party at SXSW 2011 and her recent signing with a high fashion modeling agency. Cuteness and unique style aside, her album is out now and it has a couple hits already including “Mr Medicine,” [Video] “Rollerblades,” [Video] “Skinny Genes” [Video] and “Pack Up:”

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