Brooklyn bred artist Theophilus London just announced the artwork and tracklisting for his debut album, Timez Are Weird These Days. The cover features a photo by legendary NYC photographer Jonathan Mannion. The album drops July 19th on Warner Brothers Records and will be accompanied by a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that same day.
Nearly three years in the making, the notoriously meticulous Stoupe is introducing his new side project: Dutch and its debut album, A Bright Cold Day, available now. The album features ten hand-crafted tracks which have conjured comparisons to the dark trip-hop aesthetics of Portishead, the soul-piercing melodies of Cat Power, and the wrenching sadness of Aimee Mann. Musically the soundscape isn’t really a vast departure for fans of Stoupe’s previous work with Jedi Mind Tricks.
To celebrate the album's release, the duo will be playing a free show tonight at Piano's in NYC.
The years Anjulie spent honing her craft of singing and writing songs are readily apparent on her self-titled debut album. Co-written with her producer and collaborator Jon Levine (of Canadian R&B hit makers the Philosopher Kings), Anjulie sets intensely personal stories about her life, loves, obsessions, and heartbreaks to a glittering genre-blending mix of pop, hip hop, rock, and world rhythms she heard as a child growing up.
The confident and eclectic melange on Anjulie's album explores a wide range of moods, a sign that she is an artist with a lot of range and versatility. The slinky opening track "Boom," which debuted #1 on the Billboard dance chart, works a dark, Nancy Sinatra-esque '60s vibe, while "The Rain" is a sleek, flamenco-flavored urban gem. Anjulie gets steamy on the feverish "The Heat," the obsessive "Addicted2Me," and the provocative "Some Dumb Girl," before entirely switching gears on the uplifting acoustic-driven "Same Damn Thing" and the lovelorn piano ballad "Crazy That Way." It's not surprising that Anjulie is as eclectic as it is, as she cops to a host of musical influences, everyone from confessional singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette and the always-enigmatic Annie Lennox, to hip hop mavericks Kanye West and Lauryn Hill.