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!
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.
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)
Tyson, an unidentified, masked producer from the UK brought more hipstery 80s flashbacks early this year, with a single called "Die On The Dancefloor," and now "Out Of My Mind." Both are available on iTunes now and coming soon to vinyl.
Tyson’s comments on his music: "People forgot how to be stars... I’m trying to bring back authentic analogue music that sounds real. I wanted to make something horrible and very, very nasty, so when people heard it they would say ‘urgh’ but in a good way..."
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Love him or hate him, Wyclef Jean remains relevant to our culture in more ways than one. His EP If I Were President: My Haitian Experience was released in December 2010 and now he's released the video for "Earthquake."
Purchase the EP on iTunes