Mayer Hawthorne Releases “A Long Time” Single + Direct to Disc Live Recording

 

To celebrate his recent signing to Universal Republic Records, Mayer Hawthorne bring us his new single, “A Long Time.” The record will be featured on his upcoming album, What Do You Do, slated for this fall. Take a listen to the track below.

And he didn’t stop there. Mayer also just released a live recording from the first of Stones Throw’s 15-year anniversary Direct to Disc events. It’s exactly what it sounds like: Stones Throw is hosting events where the live performances are recorded directly to vinyl and are only available available on vinyl via the Stones Throw Online Store. We’re excited to see what mister Hawthorne’s got up his sleeves next!

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Soundtrack for Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides In Stores Today – Music by Hans Zimmer ft. Rodrigo y Gabriela w/ Remixes by Photek, Adam Freeland & more + Free MP3


Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer‘s soundtrack to Walt Disney’s Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is out in stores everywhere today. The composer for the three previous “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, once again captains the musical ship, in collaboration with acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela with featured performances by legendary trumpet-player Arturo Sandoval. The soundtrack album also showcases songs re-mixed by top DJs, including Adam Freeland, Photek, and Static Revenger.

Make sure to enter our contest for a chance to win a free copy of the album, and don’t miss opening night for the movie in theaters everywhere on May 20th.

Hans Zimmer “Angelica” (Grant Us Peace Remix) – Remixed by Ki-Theory [MP3]
 

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Fania & Joaquin “Joe” Claussell Release Hammock House: Africa Caribe Today + Free MP3

Today marks the release date for Hammock House: Africa Caribe out on Fania Records. Produced and mixed by Joaquin “Joe” Claussell, it’s a stunning two-disc album with each track approached and assembled differently, each on its own terms. The first disc is a live continuous mix by Claussell, creating an epic journey that begins in the Motherland (Africa) and moves to New York. The second disc features nine classic Fania tunes from Lou Perez, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto and more, all re-worked with the Joe Claussell touch.

If you were at our launch party last week then you already know how great this album is, but if you missed it then make sure to grab a free download of the album and stream more tracks. Also don’t miss your chance to win a free copy of the album.

Joaquin “Joe” Claussell – “Mambo Mango” (Sacred Rhythm Remix) [MP3]
 

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Nikka Costa To Release Pro*Whoa! EP June 21 + MP3

Nikka Costa is set to release the first in a series of EPs, Pro*Whoa!, on June 21st via her own label, Gofunkyourself Records. With her new material, Costa delves into a stoney, indie pop realm while keeping her lauded, soulful vocals intact. Her unfettered approach stems from this being her first independent release free from major label directives.

The first single “Nylons in a Rip” is now available as a free download so make sure you check out it out. Also make sure you take a peek at Nikka’s Box for some hilarious videos.

She will be taking her music on the road starting in June at the following locations:

June
15- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
16- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
17- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
18- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
22- San Francisco, CA- The Independent
23- West Hollywood- The Roxy
24- San Diego, CA- Anthology
25- Hermosa Beach, CA- Saint Rocke

July
13- Philadelphia, PA- World Café Live
14- New York, NY- Highline Ballroom
15- Cambridge, MA- Middle East Upstairs
16- Baltimore, MD- Artscape Festival
17- Vienna, VA- Jammin Java

Jill Scott Performs Songs From New Album

The new Jill Scott album The Light of the Sun is coming soon enough that the diva hosted an exclusive party in NYC last night, performing hot new tracks along with some of her classics. Check out this footage via Please Don’t Stare via The Life Files.