New Track: Booker T – “Sound The Alarm” ft. Mayer Hawthorne + Billboard Interview

 

Equipped with modern production techniques and his long famed musicianship, Booker T. Jones, referred simply as Booker T in this case, is set to release a new album on Stax entitled Sound The Alarm. The title track below receives accompaniment from Mayer Hawthorne who blends in perfectly with Booker’s rich production.

Due out June 25, the album invites an array of contemporary soul singers, including Luke James, Gary Clark Jr., Anthony Hamilton, Estelle, as well as the classic miss Sheila E.

Hop over to Billboard to read more about what Booker T has to say about the upcoming project.

Video: Gary Clark Jr. – “Numb” (Live on Conan O’Brien)

 

Gary Clark Jr. aka the modern Jimi Hendrix to many is just totally swoon-worthy. Only this week, we’ve had a few friends randomly gush to us about just how dreamy the man is. Probably our favorite track off his Blak and Blu album and also its first single, “Numb,” was performed on Conan O’Brien earlier this week. And yes, he’s once again successfully given us heart palpitations and a case of the sweats.

Hear the studio version of “Numb.”

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New Release: CharlieRED – ‘Religion’ EP

 

Oooh, yes! More bluesy soul, please. Gary Clark Jr., The Black Keys, and now these guys CharlieRED comprised of singer/songwriter Rocki Evans and producer Cobaine Ivory are giving us life. The new EP, Religion, dropped last week and is available for free streaming and download below.

Above, catch the rich video for the passionate “Radiant Child” single. Loving the perspective and coloring. Word on the streets is more music from CharlieRED is coming soon!

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Gary Clark Jr. Releases Free ‘Blak and Blu’ Stream on iTunes

 

Gary Clark Jr. will be releasing his debut album, Blak and Blu, next week! Anticipation has been high on this dude for a minute, now, but the suspense is now over with an exclusive iTunes stream of the entire album. Still not quite the same as listening to the tracked out version but definitely a way to get your hands on all the goods before the official release date. We must say, Gary is an impressively diverse young fella. Will be interesting to see what direction he ultimately takes with his music. Click the link below to listen!

Stream the entire Blak and Blu album on iTunes

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