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BLK JKS collab on Domus mixtape, available at FADER

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FADER has just posted a stream of the new Domus mixtape, curated by BLK JKS and visual artist Athi-Patra Ruga to give the listener an authentic taste of Johannesburg. The stream is part of a series by Daniel Perlin, who goes by DJ N-RON. The band, who officially participated as BLKJKSSNDSYSTM, offered this statement:

“There is a lot of talk about what Johannesburg is, what it was and what it is becoming. It is a city in, perhaps eternal, transition. This is a privilege for us, the people who call it ours. We can make Johannesburg whatever we want it to be. The city is here, asking us to shape it. While some look to European cities and envy their long established routines, venues and structures in the arts, there are those of us who see the blank canvas and embrace it. We see what we want our city to be, we see it’s place in the world, and we see the importance of our contributions. We have a dream and we want to make it reality.”

You can read about the whole thing on FADER here or stream it on the Domus site here.

BLK JKS also recently played the enormous Rock al Parque festival in Bogota, Colombia over July 4th weekend. Rock al Parque, widely considered one of the most important rock festivals in Latin America, attracted over 336,000 attendees this year. BLK JKS were joined on the bill by punk legends Dead Kennedys and DRI as well as a myriad of international acts like Buraka Som Sistema (Portugal), Delorean (Spain) and Colombia natives Bomba Estereo.

David Vandervelde: New King of the Summer Jam

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David Vandervelde is on an absolute songwriting tear right now, churning out these magma nuggets of summers present like a young man possessed. It’s as if the teenagers in Footloose locked into a deep bliss-metal and glam kick, and Vandervelde threw the bomb-ass after-prom kegger at his pad. Today, FADER premiered “Checkin’ Out My Baby,” the latest digital single from Vanderland. Now available via most any digital music retailer, “Checkin’ Out My Baby” is three and half minutes stomping, fuzzy pop, full of glammy falsetto and joyous shredding. With these new gems, FADER noted that Vandervelde “has managed to make music that evokes multiple decades, multiple drugs and all the good parts of being a cocky teenager.” We’re all in.

DOWNLOAD “CHECKIN’ OUT MY BABY” MP3

Later this month, Vandervelde begins a tour in which he’ll be sharing a few bills with Black Mountain and a cross-country tour with Delta Spirit. Peep all those dates HERE.

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David Vandervelde ‘Hangs’ With FADER At SXSW, Takes Us To ‘Wave Country’ In Time For Summer

So, it goes like this: We get word at SXSW that FADER would like very much to film David Vandervelde playing his excellent new single “Learn How To Hang” while at an interesting Austin spot. So, we offer up the rooftop of our hotel and suggest happy hour as an appropriate time for such a meeting. Vandervelde brings along his bandmates and a bunch of homies (including the mysterious, lively Mr. Jimmy) for the acoustic performance, but before we’re even two drinks deep into happy hour, the jams have begun — “Dust in the Wind” and faux-contempo Christian crossover hits of tomorrow — all to the confusion (and burried delight) of hotel staff and other happy hour patrons. Meanwhile, hotel security is right on top of FADER video guru Hanly Banks. So we ditch the rooftop idea and head to the church courtyard across the street for this earnest and lovely version of “Learn How To Hang.” Read about the day from Hanly’s POV HERE.

Now, the flip side to the Learn How To Hang digital single, “Wave Country,” is available on the Web for your listening pleasure. RCRD LBL, which recently premiered the jam, said the sunburst metal found on “Wave Country” is “giddily splashing around somewhere between¬†Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac and T. Rex if Marc Bolan had lived to see the nineties. Summer is ON ITS WAY, y’all.” ¬†Go snatch up both “Learn How to Hang” and “Wave Country” at your digital music retailer now.

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

You Are Dead To Me by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

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