Month: June 2016

Salio of Republic of Georgia to release debut EP July 1st: “Lost World”

Salio was discovered by producer, Quint Davis, at the Black Sea Festival. Shortly after, he delivered a well-earned invitation to Salio to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival where she introduced herself to an entirely new set of adoring fans. Her single, “Wayside” and the accompanying music video have received a great deal of attention and her debut EP, Lost World, is due out July 1st. About “Wayside” Salio says:

“This song is about some of the problems we face as humans in this world today.  I think that if you show some kindness where little or none exists, you have the power to change people’s lives and then they, in turn, have the power to help other people too.”

 

The EP captures an incredible amount of diversity that can’t be fathomed by simply listening to her single, “Wayside.” Salio’s voice can shape shift. In one song it holds the power, command and classic quality of Amy Winehouse, in another the potency of Adele. Each track holds it’s own. Salio offers a taste of pop, soul, and R&B, each genre blended in a way unique to her own style.

July 1st, enjoy Salio’s debut EP, Lost World,  in its entirety.

A new one from KSD: “Peace”

KSD has the ability to create other worldly beats that transport listeners to another place. This time, they take us to another planet. An alien love story unfolds as chrome-clad puppeteers direct the romance until alas, the porcelain beauty is stolen away in a flying saucer. Amidst this retro-futuristic scene is a truly dance-worthy cut. Synthesizers, the sound of space age lasers and an irresistible beat decorate the duo’s (Silas Moldenhawer and Jonas Kenton) latest track, “Peace.” Director Jenna Mangulad was inspired by old black and white horror movies in the making of the music video for “Peace” and while KSD admits it’s their most “popish” track to date, it’s been a long time in the making and still captures the essence of what KSD is.

 

You can catch the guys touring this summer and purchase “Peace” here:

Sat. June 18 – Queens, NY @ MoMA PS1
Wed. July – Alicati, TY (w/ Bob Moses)
Mon. Aug. 29 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues (w/ Flume) SOLD OUT
Tue. Aug. 30 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues (w/ Flume) SOLD OUT
Wed. Aug. 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (w/ Flume) SOLD OUT
Fri. Sept. 4 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (w/ Flume) SOLD OUT
Sun. Sept. 4 – Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion (w/ Flume)
Tue. Sept. 6 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle (w/ Flume) SOLD OUT
Wed. Sept. 7 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle (w/ Flume) SOLD OUT
Fri. Sept. 9 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival

New music video from Alex Cameron: “Take Care of Business”

Sydney’s Alex Cameron announced he will be releasing his debut record this August 19th on Secretly Canadian. He has already stunned music lovers with his first single the dance-worthy track, “She’s Mine.” Cameron recently released his latest single, “Take Care of Business” along with another simple but poignant music video. There is an honesty and shamelessness that comes from Cameron when he sings and performs in his own music videos. It translates through the recording and through the lens of the camera, directly to you, the viewer/listener. The result is raw, unadulterated.

Here is what Cameron has to say about himself and Jumping the Shark:

My name is Alex Cameron and I won’t waste your time. You talk about my business partner, Roy Molloy, and me, you’re talking about the online cowboys in the wild-west days of the World Wide Web. If you want to know what we’re really about, the elbow of the whole scenario, just look at all the things you wish you’d done differently. All the things you stopped yourself from doing on account of the fear of failure, or rejection. Weigh that up against your ambitions. Think about your work ethic. We’re reclaiming failure as an act of progress. An act of learning. Something to celebrate.

A word’s meaning can change depending on who utters the thing; and so we present characters – shapes are morphed and stories are delivered. And I’ll be frank – some of my stories got some low themes and some low tragic figures.  Not tragic figures like Hamlet (I ain’t no Willy Shakespeare), but modern tragics.  I got sex addicts, internet addicts, love tragics. I got villains, cheats, violent guys flooded with hormones and false bravado.  They’re all in there. Good stories need em.. Some of these characters do and say things that I never would.  Shameful things.  But that’s what villains do.

This is a collection of 4-minute tales written to provide you with insight into the inner workings of failed ambitions and self-destruction. Unedited, uncensored, and without inhibition. I’ve learned to reveal what I want to unlearn. I cast a light on the darkness and in doing so understand love and compassion. Fear is to be confronted, and to learn strictly requires failure – over and over. Celebrate failure with Jumping The Shark.

I await Cameron’s debut record, Jumping the Shark, with great anticipation. Tour dates below:

Mon. June 20 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo *
Tue June 21 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction *
Wed. June 22 – Liverpool, UK @ East Village Arts Club *
Tue. June 28 – London, UK @ Koko (Sold Out) #
Wed. June 29 – London, UK @ The Waiting Room
Thu. July 7 – Hungary, HU @ Akvárium #
Fri. July 8 – Zagreb, HR @ Mocvara Backyard #
Sat. July 9 – Vienna, AT @ WUK #
Sun. July 10 – Kutna Hora, CZ @ Creepee Teepee Festival
Tue. July 12 – Munich, DE @ Technikum #
Wed. July 13 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal #
Thu. July 14 – Amsterdam, NL @ De School
Sat. July 16 – Saint-Aubin-sur-mer, FR @ Pete The Monkey Festival
Fri. Sep. 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
Sat. Sep. 10 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In %
Sun. Sep. 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater %
Mon. Sep. 12 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre %
Wed. Sep. 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer %
Thu. Sep. 15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club %
Sat. Sep. 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall %
Sun. Sep. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw %
Tue. Sep. 20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair %

% with Angel Olsen
* with Unknown Mortal Orchestra
# with Mac DeMarco

Music video from Australian songstress, Julia Jacklin: “Pool Party”

Following the momentum Australian-born singer, Julia Jacklin, gained after SXSW she has released a dream-drunk single called, “Pool Party.” Jacklin’s mesmerizing voice is haunting and pairs perfectly with the odd slow motion video of Jacklin dancing in a school girl skirt and a pair of clunky white tennies alongside a man who doesn’t seem to notice her.

 

Along with the new single and its accompanying video, Julia Jacklin recently announced that she has signed with the label, Polyvinyl. Album details to come soon! Look out for Julia Jacklin later this summer.

Thurs. Aug 4 – Sun. Aug 7, Miles of Music Festival, Appleton, WI
Wed. Aug. 31, The Lexington, London
Fri. Sept. 2, Into the Great Wide Open Festival, Netherlands
Sat. Sept. 3, End of the Road Festival, UK
Sun. Sept. 4, Electric Picnic Festival, Ireland

Stream Yung’s debut record, “A Youthful Dream”, now!

Danish dream punk band, Yung, has already received a great deal of attention since the release of their EP, Alter, last year on Tough Love. Since then, the Aarhus-original four piece has been cooking up a wild and woolly collection of musical centerpieces. With only a few moments to breath on the record, Youthful Dream, is not a bedtime record. Growling vocals and fuzzy guitars encrust what are “youthful dreams.”

The album is streaming on Stereogum right now, will be out officially June 10th on Fat Possum and the band begins their tour in Brussels tomorrow!

June 7th: Brussels, BE @ Atelier
June 8th: Paris, FR @ Mecanique Ondalatoire
June 9th: Guildford, Boileroom
June 10th: Bristol, UK @ Start The Bus
June 11th Manchester, UK @ Fallow Cafe
June 12th: Glasgow, UK @ Nice’n’Sleazy
June 13th: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
June 14th: London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
June 16th: Brighton, UK @ Prince Albert
June 17th: Amsterdam, NL @ Black Eye Club (Oedipus Brewery)
July 1st: Toulon, FR  @ Rockorama Festival
July 16th: Haarlem, NL @ Kliko Fest,
July 17th: Leeuwarden, NL @ Welcome To The Village Festival

Pre-order Youthful Dreams from Fat Possum now.