WATCH // Tomas Barfod Premieres New “Pulsing” Video, EP Out February 18th

Today we share Tomas Barfod‘s first music video for the track “Pulsing”. Directed by Cherise Payne (dir. videos for Sampha, Apache Beat), the video shows the intersection of teenage love and the local meat market over Barfod’s constantly building track featuring the vocals of collaborator Nina K.

On the video, director Cherise Payne says:

The first thing that struck me about Tomas’ track was that the melody and vocal were so beautiful but there was an underlying darkness in the bass and the beat. I wanted to explore this idea of beauty and darkness in the video by presenting a series of contrasts. The blood and gore of a meat market is contrasted with the passion and skill a butcher lends to their work, much like an artist working on a sculpture. The haze of a young couple exploring the city after a night out is contrasted with the the focus and bustle of a busy early morning market

Watch the video for “Pulsing” above or here on our YouTube.

If you missed it, we previously shared his track “Happy” featuring the vocals of Eddie Chacon (of Charles & Eddie). Listen to it above or on our Soundcloud / YouTube here.

Pre-order the new Happy EP Pulsing on iTunes now and get the self-titled single instantly here before it’s out February 18th.


Track listing:
Pulsing (feat. Nina K)
Tea Cup
Happy (feat. Eddie Chacon)
Value of Feint
Pulsing (JEZUS MILLION remix)

EP ANNOUNCE // Major Lazer Announces ‘Apocalypse Soon’ Out February 25th, Preview New Tracks In BBC Radio 1Xtra Mix





Major Lazer has announced their first official release of 2014, the Apocalypse Soon EP, will be out February 25 via Mad Decent / Secretly Canadian. Major Lazer, led by Grammy nominated Diplo, soars to new heights in 2014 bringing huge artists to the new 5 track EP including Grammy Winner Pharrell Williams, Sean Paul, and also Machel Montano, RDX, Moska and Mr. Fox.

Listen to Major Lazer member Walshy Fire’s Major Lazer Mix for BBC Radio 1Xtra above [or here on Soundcloud] which features exclusive previews of several of the new tracks off of Apocalypse Soon.



APOCALYPSE SOON TRACKLISTING
1. Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams)
2. Come On To Me (feat. Sean Paul)
3. Sound Bang (feat. Machel Montano)
4. Lose Yourself (feat. RDX & Moska)
5. Dale Asi (feat. Mr. Fox)

For more including info on where to pre-order the EP soon, follow Major Lazer on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, or head to majorlazer.com

LISTEN // Tomas Barfod Shares New Track, “Happy (feat. Eddie Chacon), EP Out February 18th

Today, Tomas Barfod shares new track Happy featuring the vocals of Eddie Chacon (of Charles & Eddie). Listen to it above or on our Soundcloud / YouTube here.

On the song, Eddie wrote:


The lyrics to Happy came about differently than any song I have written before. One day while driving in Los Angeles with my wife we were talking about a person’s natural disposition. She labeled me an eternal optimist. I thought about that for a second before I replied that this world is hard on artists. In my 35 year music career starting in the late 70′s in San Francisco and leading up until now that I had seen so many of my great musician friends slip away due to aids, drugs, car accidents, suicide and even santaria but that I had decided I was gonna be happy. My wife was moved by this and insisted I make a song out of it.

I’ve attended many funerals in my life and I always think the same thing: Any day above ground is a good day.

If you missed it, we previously shared his track “Pulsing” featuring his long-time collaborator Nina K. and you can listen to it on our YouTube / Soundcloud.

Pre-order the new EP Pulsing on iTunes now and get the self-titled single instantly here before it’s out February 18th.


Track listing:
Pulsing (feat. Nina K)
Tea Cup
Happy (feat. Eddie Chacon)
Value of Feint
Pulsing (JEZUS MILLION remix)

TOUR DATES
01/17/14 Groningen, NL – Eurosonic @ Simplon (onstage 8.45pm)

TUNE IN // Watch Tig Notaro At The 56th Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony

We feel like corny, proud parents but we couldn’t be happier to see Tig Notaro‘s LIVE album nominated for the Best Comedy Album Grammy at this year’s GRAMMYs! Her category’s winner will be announced during the Pre-Telecast Ceremony which streams live this Sunday, January 26th at 1pm PST / 4pm EST at Grammy.com.. Hosted by Cyndi Lauper, the ceremony will also include Tig as a presenter. Watch Tig discuss her nomination and potential win with Grammy.com above or here on their YouTube page.

Get Tig’s fantastic Grammy-nominated sophomore album LIVE from Secretly Canadian Distribution or from iTunes now.

ALBUM RELEASE // Damien Jurado ‘Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son’ Out Now, Watch ‘Jericho Road’ Recorded Live At The Strongroom In London



Damien Jurado‘s new album Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son is out now worldwide. Jurado’s latest reunites him with friend and producer Richard Swift after previously working together on Damien’s last full length, Maraqopa in 2012. Also today, we share a new video for “Jericho Road” recorded at The Strongroom in London and directed by Phil Poole. Watch it above or here on our YouTube channel.

Damien’s newest has garnered accolades in the US and across the pond where iTunes UK made it their Editor’s Choice pick today.

On Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son:

“Seattle veteran’s 11th, and best, dials up the baroque…”

- MOJO | ★★★★

“Sumptuous career best…”

- UNCUT | 9/10

“An artist who never stops surprising.”

NPR

“This druggy, headphone record is his freakiest move to date.”

- Seattle Times

“with songs as strong as these, the plunge is well worth taking”

- Consequence of Sound

Get the Limited Edition deluxe version of Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son via SC Distribution, or the regular version of the album from iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Click read more to see the video for “Silver Timothy” released last year, tour dates, and ticket links for Damien Jurado on tour right now.
Read the rest of this entry »

AUDIO

Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado
Katie by Luke Temple
Think Of The Ocean by Porcelain Raft

VIDEOS

Happy by Tomas Barfod

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

COMING SOON

Tomas Barfod
Love Me
CD / LP
Woman's Hour
Conversations
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

Gardens & Villa
Washington, DC - 9:30 Club  w/ Tycho

See all upcoming shows