Artist Spotlight: Verónica Ferreiro + Exclusive MP3

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Based in Madrid, Verónica Ferreiro is a dynamic young galician singer and composer. At age six, she received a cassette player from her parents and began recording her own melodies and lyrics. Coming from a family of musicians, this only came naturally.

In 2008, she began the journey to create her debut album, LAIO, which is set to release this September. In partnership with bassist, producer, and musical director Sergio Fernández, Verónica has created a project that beautifully weaves together jazz, soul, and folk. Blending Spanish and English effortlessly, she borrows sound from anywhere that inspires, “LAIO is roots, culture, heart, nostalgia, humans’ fear and fragility, hope and faith made into music of the purest kind.”

Today, we are pleased to bring you a very special exclusive release: Verónica’s first single from LAIO, “Riverside.”

Verónica Ferreiro – “Riverside” [MP3]


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Video: Sola Rosa – “Turn Around” ft. Iva Lamkum


SOLA ROSA – Turn Around feat. Iva Lamkum from MPMTV on Vimeo.

The Auckland and Sydney based band, Sola Rosa releases their playful video for “Turn Around.” Sola Rosa shows off their signature talent for blending a well rounded Latin-infused sound that includes hip hop, reggae, jazz, soul and funk. Featuring the jazzy stylings of New Zealand singer/songwriter, Iva Lamkum, the track is infectious and undeniably harmonious. And per the video, it does kind of make you want to jerk. Available soon as a 7″ single with a remix by Suff Daddy on the flip.

Purchase “Turn Around” ft. Iva Lamkum on iTunes

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Rye Rye Releases “Never Will Be Mine” (ft. Robyn) + Video


The colorful M.I.A. protégé, Rye Rye, just released her newest single, “Never Will Be Mine.” The radio ready track is an easy listen featuring an acoustic sample from Robyn’s 2005 track, “Be Mine.” Now, if we can just get someone to put out Rye Rye’s long awaited album, Go! Pop! Bang!, we’ll be set. Don’t forget to check out the new video as well!

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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!

Purchase “A Long Time” on iTunes | Amazon

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