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Debut Single: Midnight Sister – Leave You [Official Video]

:: Good vibes for a cloudy day.


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Artist: Midnight Sister
Title of Album: Leave You
Release Date: April 19, 2017
Label: Jagjaguwa

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Debut Album: Harriet Brown – Contact

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Ascending from Los Angeles by way of the Bay Area, artist, writer and producer Harriet Brown is back to deliver his debut album, Contact, the follow-up to his 2014 EP, New Era. Composed, arranged, co-produced and performed by your very own himself, Contact is a concept album about communication and the contact we purposely, accidentally and inherently struggle to make between friends, lovers and strangers, be them human or otherwise. And when it comes to the live show, Harriet Brown will stun you. It’s an all-in-one package deal with sensual vocals, live loops, groovin’ drum machines, manic guitar lines and thick synths, all at the hands of one being. It’s no secret that this multi-instrumentalist and producer is influenced sonically and ethically by The Artist himself. And If Prince is his king, Sade is his queen, as they reside over an ever expanding court of every genre that falls in between. Harriet Brown’s sound is not what you’d expect from a one man band – sexual and sensitive, ambiguous and androgynous, prepare to be paralyzed by the sounds of Harriet Brown.

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Artist: Harriet Brown
Title of Album: Contact
Release Date: April 21, 2017
Label: Innovative Leisure

Track Listing:
1 Intro
2 ESP
3 Paralyzed
4 Cybernetiplegia
5 Contact
6 Mother
7 Obsession
8 Cryptid
9 Atlantis
10 Outro (Athanasi)
11 In My Head

Follow ‘Harriet Brown’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | SoundCloud | Bandcamp

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Debut Album: Syd – Fin (2017/02/03) [Full Album Stream]

:: Ready for The Internet Syd’s album, Fin!


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Artist: Syd
Title of Debut Album: Fin
Release Date: February 03, 2017
Label: Columbia Records

Track Listing:
1 Explicit Shake Em Off
2 Know
3 No Complaints
4 Nothin to Somethin
5 All About Me
6 Smile More
7 Got Her Own
8 Drown in It
9 Body
10 Dollar Bills
11 Over (feat. 6LACK)
12 Insecurities


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New Album: Thundercat – Drunk (2017/02/24) / New Single ‘Show You The Way’

:: Yes! Yes! Yes!

Thundercat will release his third full-length studio album “Drunk” on 24th February 2017 via Brainfeeder. The album is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying Lotus. “Drunk” is the follow up to his widely praised 2015 mini album “The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam”, and features fan favourite tracks ‘Bus In These Streets’ and ‘Them Changes’.

‘Show You The Way’ is the first single from “Drunk”, and the ballad features two of Thundercat’s heroes: iconic musicians Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. And how did this collaboration come to be? Thundercat mentioned his love of Loggins several times during his press tour for “The Beyond…” (Dinner Party Download, Billboard), leading to an introduction via his keyboard player Dennis Hamm. He tells Red Bull Music Academy Daily: “These are guys that I’ve listened to and where I felt that I’ve learned that honesty in the music. Kenny Loggins is one of my favourite songwriters.” Loggins was the one that suggested bringing McDonald in on the track and, Thundercat adds: “I think one of the most beautiful moments was realising how amazing Michael McDonald is. He would go through so many ideas and have so much to offer.”

Thundercat also notes: “That song to me is about going down the rabbit hole, taking you to another place… On the edge of dark, there’s the brightest light. It means a lot to me in the sense of… the experience that I’ve had growing up with friends and people that I’ve been around where it’s inviting them into where I come from emotionally. Sometimes it’s a pretty intense thing. The point is how weird things can get. I feel like it’s very funny that, in a way, of course Michael McDonald and Kenny would be there.”

The album title, like the rest of the album, is meant to be both humorous and serious. “I’ve always tried to hold true to what Erykah Badu and Flying Lotus told me: It has to come from an honest place. I feel like it’s a place that I’ve been in different ways, seen different angles of and it’s been a bit inspirational – the drinking,” he tells RBMA Daily. “It has its ups and downs and everything, but I felt like it showed the human side of what goes on behind things, something that I see with all of my friends… I felt like it was kind of interweaved in the music culture. And it’s something that’s never talked about.” [Press release via Ninja Tune]

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Artist: Thundercat
Title of Album: Drunk
Release Date: February 24, 2017
Label: Brainfeeder

Track Listing:
01. Rabbot Ho
02. Captain Stupido
03. Uh Uh
04. Bus In These Streets
05. A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song Suite II)
06. Lava Lamp
07. Jethro
08. Day & Night
09. Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)
10. Walk On By (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
11. Blackkk
12. Tokyo
13. Jameel’s Space Ride
14. Friend Zone
15. Them Changes
16. Where I’m Going
17. Drink Dat (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
18. Inferno
19. I Am Crazy
20. 3AM
21. Drunk
22. The Turn Down (feat. Pharrell)
23. DUI

Upcoming Tour Dates:
12 Feb // The Independent // San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
13 Feb // The Independent // San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
14 Feb // The Independent // San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
16 Feb // Wonder Ballroom // Portland, OR
17 Feb // Rickshaw Theatre // Vancouver, BC
18 Feb // Wild Buffalo // Bellingham, WA
19 Feb // Barboza // Seattle, WA – SOLD OUT
21 Feb // Urban Lounge // Salt Lake City, UT
22 Feb // Bluebird Theater // Denver, CO
24 Feb // Fine Line Music Cafe // Minneapolis, MN
25 Feb // Concord Music Hall // Chicago, IL
26 Feb // Magic Stick // Detroit, MI
28 Feb // Danforth Music Hall // Toronto, ON
01 Mar // SAT // Montreal, QC
02 Mar // Paradise – Boston, MA – SOLD OUT
>> The full touring schedule is available here

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More ‘Thundercat’ on Music Pickings:
2016, Jun 20 – New Track: Them Changes / New Mini-Album ‘The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam’
2014, Dec 19 – New Song: Them Changes
2013, May 23 – New Single: Oh Sheit It’s X
2013, Apr 19 – New Single: Heartbreaks + Setbacks / New Album ‘Apocalypse’ (2013/06/08) 
2011, Aug 17 – The Golden Age of Apocalypse
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Listen: King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar Cover by Sudan Archives

:: Awesome!

Sudan Archives is an African folk violinist and electronic music producer based in Los Angeles, CA. Sudan began playing the violin at age eight in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, where she also played in various school and church choirs.

Her debut EP – Golden City – was self-produced on an iPad in her parent’s basement. Two years later, she is releasing her first full-length album, the self-titled – Sudan Archives.

While classically trained, Sudan finds inspiration from the various fiddle styles of Africa and aspires to lead an all female orchestra.

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Artist: Sudan Archives
Title of Track: Queen Kunta (Kendrick Lamar Cover)


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New Album: Banks – The Altar (2016/09/30)

:: On fire!


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Artist: Banks
Title of Album: The Altar
Release Date: September 30, 2016
Label: Harvest Records

Track List:
1 Gemini Feed
2 Explicit F**k With Myself
3 Lovesick
4 Mind Games
5 Trainwreck
6 This Is Not About Us
7 Explicit Weaker Girl
8 Mother Earth
9 Judas
10 Haunt
11 Poltergeist
12 To the Hilt
13 27 Hours

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Dec 17 // Day For Night // Houston, TX
Dec 18 //Day For Night // Houston, TX
Feb 24 // Trix // Antwerpen, Belgium Sold Out
Feb 25 // Gruenspan // Hamburg, Germany
Feb 27 // Vega // Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 28 // Nalen // Stockholm, Sweden Sold Out
Mar 03 // Heimathafen // Berlin, Germany Sold Out
Mar 05 // Gloria // Cologne, Germany
Mar 06 // Paradiso // Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 08 // La Cigale // Paris, France
Mar 10 // Albert Hall // Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 11 // ABC // Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 13 // Roundhouse // London, United Kingdom Sold Out

Follow ‘BANKS’ on:
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More ‘BANKS’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Sep 07 – New Album: Goddess
2014, May 30 – New Single: Drowning
2013, Sep 25 – New EP: London / New Track ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ (Prod. Lil Silva & Jamie Woon)
2013, Aug 29 – Warm Water [Free Download]

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New Album: NxWorries – Yes Lawd (2016/10/21) / New Song ‘Lyk Dis’

:: Bumpin on repeaaaat!


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The linup: Anderson.Paak and Knxlwledge

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Artist: NxWorries
Title of Album: Yes Lawd
Release Date: October 21, 2016
Label: Stones Throw

Tracklist:
01 Intro
02 Livvin
03 Wngs
04 Best One
05 What More Can I Say
06 Kutless
07 Lyk Dis
08 Can’t Stop
09 Get Bigger / Do U Luv
10 Khadija
11 H.A.N.
12 Scared Money
13 Suede
14 Starlite
15 Sidepiece
16 Jodi
17 Link Up
18 Another Time
19 Fkku


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