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There's a whole lot of synth-pop joy and shaking going on compliments of Nightbox an Ireland->Canadian five piece who've recently released "Burning," the first song from their forthcoming debut full length. With an EP that was produced by Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above 1979) and AL-P (MSTRKRFT) under their belts, the band's music and is packed with delicious dance floor grooves. Get into the groove.
Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Ruby Amanfu have teamed up for two sides of new soulful blues music for Third Man records, out on March 12th. Side A features their take on "I Wonder," originally performed by Rodriguez, subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching For Sugar Man, while side B finds Howard also picking up her acoustic guitar as the two sing their version of "When My Man Comes Home," originally recorded by Memphis Minnie, the immortal composer of "When The Levee Breaks" among others. The single also [...]
Artist: Third Man Records Title: BRITTANY HOWARD & RUBY AMANFU - When My Man Comes Home File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
Philly rapper Saudi Money has released a new mixtape, New Black History Month II . Money gets some help from Wyo & GrandeMarshall, and various production credits from Sunny Norway, Nascent & QB, Ben Pramuk & SamGreenS, and Problem. The 22 year old rapper recently announced his name change from Asaad to Saudi Money and is set to release his debut album 006 in March. The mixtape holds us over until then. Stream it/download it below or download it here .
Below, download a version of "Slide Song" by The Afghan Whigs recorded for a World Cafe performance and interview. This month (and this month only) World Cafe is offering free downloads of performances from bands including Calexico, Lord Huron, the Afghan Whigs, Alt-J, John Fullbright, Freelance Whales, Stars, Nick Waterhouse, Allen Stone, The Kopecky Family Band, Sea Wolf, Trey Anastasio, Father John Misty, Beach House, Guards and others. Download the entire collection, while they last, until March 1st, here .
Photo by Rachel Del Sordo Philly punk rockers Pissed Jeans thrashed it up in the WXPN World Cafe studio for a Key Session this past week. The band recently released their fourth LP, Honeys , on Sub Pop Records. This archive of their complete performance contains four songs from the new album, one song ("Pleasure Race") from the band's 2009 LP King of Jeans , a generous helping of guitar overdrive and primal screaming from vocalist Matt Korvette. Listen to the session below; download "Bathroom Laughter" from the session.
Alice Russell has soulful, sexy voice that I can listen to all night. "Twin Peaks," a new song from her forthcoming album, Dust, just burns. The album is out on February 23rd. The British singer has worked with The Roots, David Byrne, Quantic and Nostalgia 77 and she's got a long list of musician fans that includes Dennis Coffey and Daddy G (Massive Attack). You're gonna want to hit the repeat button on this one.
World Cafe from WXPN and NPR Music is offering up some free downloads of in-studio performances this month. Right now, grab songs from Lord Huron, Calexio, Freelance Whales, John Fullbright and Allen Stone below. Don't delay though as these songs will only be available until the end of February. Each week, five new songs will be added to the collection.
Artist: macmediapromo Title: CZARFACE (Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric) f/ Roc Marciano 'Cement 3's' File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Hip Hop
Scott Melker is a mashup and remix artist from NYC, whose latest project is Skeetwood Mac . here's what he says about the project: Fleetwood Mac is one of the greatest bands ever. Producers rarely remix Fleetwood Mac. Why you ask? Most remixers and mashup artists focus solely on what is “hot” now – you know, pop songs and EDM “hits.” The Melker Project wanted to buck the trend and introduce mashup fans to some of the timeless classics that often go untouched in remix culture. You know, GOOD songs. “Skeetwood Mac” is [...]
Artist: The Melker Project Title: Dream Ride ft. Fleetwood Mac, Ciara & Ludacris File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Mashup
Artist: The Melker Project Title: The (2) Chain (z) ft. Fleetwood Mac & 2 Chainz File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Mashup
Artist: wxpnfm Title: With Love, From WXPN Philly Local File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Love Songs
Artist: Jagwar Ma Title: Come Save Me File Name: SoundCloud
Artist: Jagwar Ma Title: The Throw File Name: SoundCloud
Artist: Jagwar Ma Title: What Love? File Name: SoundCloud
Artist: INDIANA Raider Of Arks Title: Bound File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Electronic
Artist: INDIANA Raider Of Arks Title: Indiana - Swim Good (Frank Ocean Cover) File Name: SoundCloud
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- Thundercat - Oh Sheit It's X
- Mayer Hawthorne - Her Favorite Song
- The Dodos - Confidence
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- weareoliver - Heart Of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix)
- Mixmag - Perfectly
- Disclosure - You & Me ft. Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix)
- Crystal Fighters - You & I (Gigamesh remix)
- The-Dream *Def Jam* - High Art ft. Jay-Z
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