If you are among the lucky ones heading south to Austin for the annual SXSW festival then you need to make note of the following showcase (trust me, you will kick yourself if you miss this one): On Friday, March 18th, Giant Step teams up with Tru Thoughts, ESL Music and Bastard Jazz to bring you a night of music you will not forget. Showcasing Nickodemus, Belleruche (Tru Thoughts), Ancient Astronauts (ESL Music), DJ Obah (Dubspot), Rob Luis (Tru Thoughts), DJ DRM (Bastard Jazz), Barry Cole and Giant Step’s own Erik The Red. The usually quiet Kenichi will be conquered by the beat, and turned into a haven of music starting at 7:00pm. Entrance is free, but strictly RSVP, so come ready to get sexy and get down.
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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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.
Sleepwalking Society by Nostalgia 77 will be out on March 22nd via Tru Thoughts.
Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from Melting Pot, Ninja Tune, One-Handed, Plug Research, Tru Thoughts and Ubiquity. These labels have earned reputations that are basically untouchable in their respective indie music worlds. After all the consistently great music they’ve released, we can just trust them to give us something good:
Tracklist after the jump.
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This uniquely distorted video for Belleruche‘s second single, “Fuzz Face,” is from their new album, 270 stories, which was released earlier this month via Tru Thoughts. The video spins the faces of the band members through a weird process of digital and analogue distortion. The frames (all 4500 of them) were then put through old photocopiers throughout England, thus giving each member a trippy “Fuzz Face.”
Pick up your copy of 270 Stories.