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BLK JKS Featured on CNN’s Inside Africa

BLK JKS had a lot of time away from home in 2009 (including a few months in snowy Bloomington), so we are stoked to see them contentedly smelling the South African air in this video by CNN. The story follows Mpumi and Tshepang chilling in Soweto and discussing the reception of their music at home.  Also, Africa’s Best New Band (BLK JKS, duh) plays a show in Cape Town at the Purple Turtle, which is my new favorite venue based on the neon sign alone.

AUDIO

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
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

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

SHOWS TODAY

Gardens & Villa
Asheville, NC - The Mill Room

Luke Temple
Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle  w/ Belle and Sebastian

Suuns
Paris, FR - Gaite Lyrique

The War On Drugs
Pomona, CA - The Glass House  w/ Cass McCombs

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