Video: ‘The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia’


Earlier this year we shared with you the long-time-coming release of Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia as well as a mini-documentary on the curious life of the Brazilian musical legend Tim Maia.

Today we’ve got a charming animated short film narrated by Devendra Banhart to further give you a peek into this brilliant man’s world. As per, the film is a product of stories collected from “old band members and friends, label personnel and various journalists in Brazil and America.” You’ll also get a peek into Maia’s trailblazing musical fusions, which introduced soul, funk, and disco to Brazilian music such as samba, baião, and xaxado.

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Video: Wild Belle – “Backslider”


Groovy new group Wild Belle releases a third track from their upcoming 2012 album, Isles. Won’t lie, the retro hipster aesthetic of this video has kinda stolen our hearts. The song is called “Backslider” and has a smooth retro-pop feel with tropical tinges. Their other singles, “Keep You” and “It’s Too Late” also hold a similar tropical thread, mixed in with reggae, jazz, and soul vibes as well. You can watch those videos after the jump. Love the lead singer’s honeyish voice.

Hop over to the NY Times blog to read an interview with the band.

And now, carry on with your hip twisting and what not.

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Videos for “Keep You” and “It’s Too Late” + tour dates after the jump

New Track: Ayah – “Live The Life”


Oh em gee, squeeeaaalll! Love love love this new track by our gal Ayah. Taking us back to that true blue 90s R&B, giving us some Zhané vibes. Listen to “Live The Life” below and then join us in the incessant repeating spree. To note, Ayah recorded this back in 2007 but seemingly felt inspired to dig out and share something from the vaults – so awesome when artists decided to do that!

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