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The Volcano vs. BLK JKS!

Mother Nature, dude.  She always wins.  Though it’s kind of neat to see when we arrogant humans get the royal natural SMACKDOWN, it kind of sucks?  We’ve got places to go and people to see!

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Does Mother Nature read the internet?  If she does, consider these points an open letter:

1. The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull is an awesome display of your majestic powers.

2. BLK JKS totally missed their flight to South Africa to attend the South African Music Awards, where they won BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM for After Robots.  You’re a huge fan of BLK JKS, so what gives?

In this rock paper scissors of international flight and volcanic eruption, Mother Nature beats airports, BLK JKS winning the SAMA awards beats Mother Nature and airports beats BLK JKS.  It might not make sense, but it’s the truth.  Liquid hot magma.

Congratulations, BLK JKS!  We knew you were SA’s best band, but now you will have an award engraved with the facts.

BLK JKS Nominated for Two South African Music Awards!

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BFD Alert!

Congratulations are in order for BLK JKS!  Their hard work on last year’s release After Robots has been recognized by the South African equivalent of the Grammys – The South African Music Awards (SAMA) has nominated After Robots for two awards:

Best Album of the Year

Best Alternative Music Album: English

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The awards will be broadcast on SABC 1 on April 17th, 2010 at 8pm – so all BLK JKS fans in SA need to tune in and cheer on Tshepang, Molefi, Linda and Mpumi!  Good luck, friends!

Footage From BLK JKS’ After Robots Release Show

Check out this mini-documentary from BLK JKS’ first show of their Fall 2009 U.S. tour. Afropop Live! was at the After Robots record release show at S.O.B.’s in New York to capture footage of the performance and get a backstage interview with the band. BLK JKS will be on the road for the remainder of 2009, rounding out a US tour before heading oversees. See the full tour line up HERE.

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

Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

The War On Drugs
Columbus, OH - Newport  w/ Califone

See all upcoming shows