Did you miss out on The New Basement Tapes’ ‘Lost On The River’ during the Holidays. Boy, if we had a dollar for every time we had to say those dreaded words: “backordered” for this product! First come, first served on this one.
Pops Staples, patriarch of the iconic Staple Singers, died in 2000. In 1999, he recorded his final tracks. Fifteen years later, daughter Mavis Staples teamed up with her collaborative partner Jeff Tweedy (who produced her albums You Are Not Alone and One True Vine) to finish the recordings. They will be released as Don’t Lose This on February 17 via Wilco’s dBpm imprint and Anti-.
Mavis detailed the album’s origins in a press release, saying the initial idea was that they were going to record the final Staple Singers album.
It was meant to be our last work, but my sisters and I decided to let Pops sing, to let him have this one. … One day, Pops told me, ‘Mavis, bring that record up here, I want to hear it.’ I brought it up to the bedroom and he listened. When it was over, Pops told me, ‘Mavis, don’t lose this here.’ I said, ‘OK, Pops, I won’t lose it.’ And he just smiled. It was a moment I’ll never forget. He had this glow after listening to it; he loved it. So I kept it.
I always said I was going to get it out there because Pops told me not to lose it. When he said, ‘Don’t lose this,’ that meant: ‘Let it be heard.’
Stream “Somebody was listening and watch studio footage below.
King Khan & BBQ Show are back with their first album in five years, ‘Bad News Boys,’ which will drop 2.17.15 via In The Red Records. They will play Kansas City’s Riot Room 3.13.15. Check out two tracks, “Illuminations” and “Alone Again” below. Also see the tracklist and see if King & BBQ are coming to a town near you.
King Khan & BBQ Show – Bad News Boys tracklist
1 Alone Again
3 Kiss My Sister’s Fist
4 Buy Bye Bhai
6 We Are The Champion
7 When Will I Be Tamed?
8 Ocean Of Love
9 Snackin’ After Midnight
10 Killing The Wolfman
11 Never Felt Like This
12 Zen Machines
King Khan & BBQ Show – 2015 Tour Dates
3/09 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
3/10 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
3/12 Denver, CO @ Moon Room
3/13 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
3/14 St. Louis, MO @ The Duck Room At Blueberry Hill
3/15 Madison, WI @ The High Noon Saloon
3/17 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
3/18 Bloomington, IL @ The Bishop
3/19 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
3/20 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Cafe
3/21 Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
3/23 Orland, FL @ Wills Pub
3/24 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662
3/25 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub
3/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Jewel’s Catch One
Now in stock: Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits’ ‘Biscuits & Gravy’ CD.
Don’t you just hate it when life gets in the way! We wanted 2015 to be a year of No funerals, No memorials, No surgeries, but…We want to thank our old and new friends for all the kind and heartfelt words that have poured in, in the past few days. We want to thank our old, new and potential customers for their kindness and patience when we have had to abandon our posts, unexpectedly, too many times. Our tears are drying, but, it feels like it takes longer and longer for our broken hearts and wounded bodies to heal.
The film sees Pink playing a cab driver in Los Angeles, with Urbani featuring as a passenger alongside Tim Koh from Pink’s own band. It was directed by Australian filmmaker Johann Rashid.
We are waking up and groovin to Soundway’s Electronic Project ‘Ten Cities.’
BERLIN, BRISTOL, CAIRO, JOHANNESBURG, KYIV, LAGOS, LISBON, LUANDA, NAIROBI, NAPLES
Soundway Records, along with the Goethe-Institute and Adaptr.org, present TEN CITIES a new compilation including, amongst many others, the likes of Bristol dubstep producer Pinch, Lisbon-based producer Batida and Kenyan group Just A Band, TEN CITIES is set for release on 10th November on CD, 3xLP and digital.
Between Autumn 2012 and Spring 2013 the TEN CITIES project brought electronic music producers and musicians from five cities in Europe (Berlin, Bristol, Kiev, Lisbon and Naples) to five cities in Africa (Cairo, Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda and Nairobi) They were invited to collaborate and create, spending an intense time together making music in sticky studios and blacked-out rooms across the African continent.
TEN CITIES put together approximately 50 electronic music producers and instrumentalists from the ten cities selected. They were invited to collaborate in studios over the course of more than six months. A selection of the outcome of these cross-continental experiments can be heard on this record.
It’s no surprise that the results are far from what many would term ‘World Music’ and its often generic mixture of aural clichés, where all too often African music (as with that of the rest of the planet) from Mali to Madagascar, and from Morocco to Malawi is all filed under one ridiculous, meaningless genre.
TEN CITIES attempts to do something quite different: whilst searching for common ground it is also trying to highlight the differences. As a result hip-hop from the squats of Naples, bass music from Bristol, experimental techno from Berlin or jazz-tinged deep-house from Kiev are thrust upon the pumping kuduro of Luanda, the free-thinking crackled electronica of Cairo, afro-jazz from Lagos or the Sheng street-slang of Kenyan rap.
PLEASE NOTE THE DIGITAL AND LP VERSIONS OF THIS ALBUM COME WITH TWO BONUS TRACKS –
Rob Smith feat. Jah Device, Temi Oyedele & Wura Samba – The One
We were excited and hope you were too. Sleater-Kinney rocked and rolled their way through their new track, “A New Wave” last night on ‘Late Night with David Letterman.’ Their new lp ‘No Cities To Love’ drops Tuesday, 1.20.15 and they will be spreading the Sleater-Kinney love to a city near you.