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BLK JKS Ready Mystery Remix 12-Inch For July 7, Plot Summer Tour, Dates with Femi Kuti

Since the March release of their MYSTERY EP, BLK JKS have been on an absolute tear across the globe, including a highly anticipated return appearance at SXSW and an inaugural tour of the UK and Europe. Now, BLK JKS will embark on a U.S. tour stretching from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, including an appearance at Sasquatch Music Festival and two nights opening for Femi Kuti at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York City. On other dates, the band will share the stage with artists as Foreign Born, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Cody Chestnut, which speaks to the genre-ending mission of the BLK JKS sound.

In the midst of all this activity, we’re pleased to announce that we will release a limited edition club remix 12” by house music guru Osborne for the song “Mystery” on July 7. That’s right, party people, BLK JKS care about you too. Very much, in fact.

See a full listing of BLK JKS dates HERE.

MUSIC GO MUSIC Completes 12″ Series With Warm In The Shadows

Warm in the Shadows rounds out the trio of three-song 12″s that MUSIC GO MUSIC have released over the course of 2008-09. It’s both a fitting end-piece to the trilogy, and a remarkable expansion of the group’s sonic and emotional breadth. There is a casual, but undeniable magic to these songs, and it flows around and out of each note of every melody.

Title song “Warm in the Shadows” is dance music, as envisioned by a group with a greater allegiance to pop archetypes than to the hymns of the dance-floor. It’s a step in a different direction; an invitation to shake, coupled with a gentle evocation of the pain of wrecked love (“what kind of heart would break so easy as my own”). It’s a case history and a cure for both the lovesick and the lovesick-to-be.

The B-side offers up stories of exotic depravity consuming itself in ways both savage and deceptively elegant. The gypsy rhythms of’ “Thousand Crazy Nights” undergird a tale of dog-piled revelers instructed to “feel with your face, let eyes be your hands” whilst “trapped in desire’s agro dance.” “Love, Violent Love” is a psychedelic voyage through a land of raving mobs who “spiral past control” once their love is at last requited.

This collection of songs is further proof of the power of the transformative embrace in which MUSIC GO MUSIC holds what is dear to them, and the singular vision that they impart to it.

Warm In the Shadows is now available as a vinyl 12″ and as a download in fine digital stores.

Please download the MP3 for “Warm In the Shadows” HERE.

New HORNS OF HAPPINESS 12″ available for pre-order

Horns Of Happiness provide the two sides to the second half of their newnew sound with “What Spills Like Thread”. With the follow-up 12″ to last year’s “Would I Find Your Psychic Guideline”, they’re now navigating the waters of hypnotic, organ-driven thump rock. On this record, the HoH have expanded into a trio, with new member Elaina Morgan providing the bottom end to the disjointed fuzz of Aaron Deer and Shelly Harrison’s organ/drum combo. Played out in two extended jams, side A evokes ESG on the dance floor with Can at an absinthe-fueled afterparty, while side B is a woozy pop-drone undulation.

Check it out here

THE HORNS OF HAPPINESS’ Limited 12-inch Now Available Via iTunes

WOULD I FIND YOUR PSYCHIC GUIDELINE is the latest 12-inch by THE HORNS OF HAPPINESS, and now, for those of us without turntables, WOULD I FIND YOUR PSYCHIC GUIDELINE will be available via iTUNES Tuesday, April25th! Dig it! Stay tuned for more SECRETLY CANADIAN vinyl-only titles making their way to the digital world in 2006!

AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

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