Pharoahe Monch New Video- “Clap (One Day)”

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Pharoahe Monch’s video for “Clap (One Day)” is something of a short film, a ten-minute music video directed by Terrance Nance with additional scoring by The Lion Share Music Group. The stretched story-of-a-music-video format has been popularized by Gaga and Kanye, whose videos tend to lead to very altered realities, always centered on the artist. This video on the other hand, is all too real for entire communities.

The video ‘tackles the subject of police brutality’ and tells the story of ‘a police raid gone horribly wrong’ with the kind of acting and violence which might be banned from television. Watch it for yourself and let us know what you think of this poignant video. If you buy the album W.A.R. on iTunes, this crazy video will be included. W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) is coming out on Duck Down Records on March 22nd. [Pre-order on iTunes]

Another lighter track from the new album came up on Soundcloud this week as well:

Pharoah Monch featuring Styles P and Phonte – “Black Hand Side”
Pharoahe Monch “Black Hand Side” feat. Styles P & Phonte’ by duckdown

Nostalgia 77 – “Cherry” + MP3

We’ve been spreading the word about Nostalgia 77‘s upcoming album The Sleepwalking Society with the single “Simmerdown” and contests for free CDs and vinyl 7″s. As the release date (March 22nd) gets closer, they’ve released another free track, “Cherry.”

Nostalgia 77 – “Cherry” [MP3]
 

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Ellie Goulding’s Debut Lights Released Today

Having already conquered her native Britain with the biggest and fastest selling debut album of 2010, Lights, which premiered at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with four hit singles and earned a BRIT award, singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding is ready to make a similar splash in America. Lights, released in the US today, is infused with Ellie’s sparkling electro-folk-pop sound that mixes heartfelt emotion with other-worldly atmospherics.

While Ellie tours across North America from festival to festival, she’ll be stopping in New York, naturally. That Webster Hall show on March 24th is Sold Out, but you can enter to win a pair of lucky tix.

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Nostalgia 77 – “Simmerdown” 7-Inch Release + Contest

The upcoming album from Nostalgia 77, Sleepwalking Society, is due out on Tru Thoughts on March 22nd. “Simmerdown” featuring vocalist Josa Peit is a great introduction to Sleepwalking Society, showcasing the contributions of Josa Peit’s sensual bluesy vocals. The video is simple footage with overlays of flares and light, creating an ethereal effect that matches the track perfectly. “Simmerdown” (available now digitally as well) is a vinyl 45 backed with “Skin & Bones,” a non-album track inspired by a Mary Lou Williams quote.

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Sleepwalking Society by Nostalgia 77 will be out on March 22nd via Tru Thoughts.

Marsha Ambrosius – Late Nights & Early Mornings Out Today

Marsha Ambrosius‘ (of the classic soul duo Floetry) highly anticipated solo album Late Nights and Early Mornings was released today, featuring the hit single “Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)” and another single currently climbing the charts, “Far Away.” The emotionally charged video for “Far Away,” conceptualized by Marsha and directed by her manager Julius Erving III, touches upon society’s current ills of bullying, gay bashing and suicide. By being honest and aware in her approach to creating timeless music, Late Nights & Early Mornings offers a candid glimpse of Marsha’s life and perspectives as she takes the reigns as the primary songwriter and producer of the album. Collaborations with musical peers Alicia Keys, Dre & Vidal (producers of “Say Yes”), Just Blaze and more add a raw and edgy vibe to the reflective and soulful album.

Marsha Ambrosius – “Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)”
 

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