VIDEO: Seravince featuring Renee Neufville’s “Perfect Stranger”

Seravince had his album relased in Japan before anyone else got a chance to hear it, and perhaps there’s a devotion to soul, funk, jazz, and disco there that is slightly different from anywhere else. That appreciation has been noted and that album has been released in North America this week, entitled Hear To See (Moovmnt), and the first video from it called “Perfect Stranger” was directed by Gary Nurse. The song features Renee Neufville (of Zhane fame) on vocals and while she is not in the video, her presence is very much felt in an incredible performance.

VIDEO: Delphi’s “He Coming Back”

Delphi is a Christian rapper who feels that the good word is not being heard, so he’s taking it to where it needs to be consumed: in the streets, even in the Walgreen’s parking lot. The video was directed by Jacob Izrael, while the song is from Delphi’s Enlisted album.

VIDEO: Hanni El Khatib’s “Family”

The look of this video is straight out of a drive-in theater classic from the late 60’s or early 70’s but it’s very much in the now. Hanni El Khatib has done it again by creating this fantastic clip for the song “Family”, which will appear on his forthcoming album, Head In The Dirt. As for you: out of the dirt and into the fire.

SOME STUFFS: First song to come from The Laughing’s new album

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The Laughing‘s style of pop may not be a true view of their Austin, Texas locale, but then again, being from the city may be an indication of their passing to create fine music. The group will be releasing their self-titled album sometime this summer, and they’re sharing a treat in the form of “Disappear”, something I feel the group do not want to do anytime soon. They shouldn’t: they make some damn good sounds that, according to their bio, involves a “fusion of pop and noise rock, offering lo-fi guitar work, fuzzy reverb, glittering synth and indie pop melodies”. I’m sold.

VIDEO: Lee Willz & Trademark’s “FTTP”

From streaming and dreaming to actually doing: you could say that Lee Willz and Trademark are having a lot of fun doing what they want to do. They display their skills in the form of “FTTP”, and it’s done by going trucking, BMX’ing, and having ladies ride some hot cars. What’s amazing is that in the middle of a bunch of cars racing around, there is a magical stripper’s pole that comes out of nowhere. I’m not sure how it’s done (or why), but it’s there because Lee Willz and Trademark know what people want to see. Do they know what people want to hear? It may be what they put together.

BTW: the ladies in the video are called The Pussycat Poles. Get with that.

SOME STUFFS: The Babies publish spring tour dates

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In support of their latest album (their second) called Our House On The Hill (Woodsist), The Babies will be smacking asphalt in April. “Smacking asphalt” is my slang (albeit pathetic) for “hitting the road”, which means a tour, so if you’ve been playing the album or want to be blessed with some nice music, check out the following dates. The Brooklynites will be spending a significant amount of time in Europe during May and June, right up through the beginning of the summer season. Until then, they’ll also be doing a one-off show tomorrow night (Friday) in Los Angeles. Check:

March 1… Los Angeles, CA (Natural History Museum) *
April 20… Middletown, CT (Wesleyan University)
April 21… Winooski, VT (Monkey House)
April 22… Montreal, QC (Il Motore)
April 23… Toronto, ON (Silver Dollar)
April 24… Chicago, IL (Schubas)
April 25… Columbus, OH (Rumba Cafe)
April 26… Baltimore, MD (Golden West)
April 27… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands)
May 4… Bennington, VT (Bennington College Sunfest)
May 25… Barcelona, Spain (Primavera Sound Festival)
May 26… Grenoble, France (Le Ciel)
May 27… Strasbourg, France (Le Troc’afé)
May 28… Paris, France (Le Point Éphémère)
May 29… Nantes, France (Stereolux)
May 30… Limoges, France (La Fourmi)
May 31… Lausanne, Switzerland (Le Romandie Club)
June 1… Modena, Italy (Mattatoio, Carpi (MO))
June 2… Luzern, Switzerland (Radio 3Fach Voliere Bar)
June 3… Munich, Germany (Kafe Kult)
June 4… Vienna, Austria (Arena)
June 5… Prague, Czech Republic (K4)
June 6… Dresden, Germany (Ostpol)
June 7… Berlin, Germany (Monarch)
June 8… Malmo, Sweden (Inkonst)
June 9… Stockholm, Sweden (Debaser)
June 10… Gothenburg, Sweden (Roda Sten)
June 12… Copenhagen, Denmark (Huset-KBH)
June 13… Hamburg, Germany (Astra Stube)
June 14… Köln, Germany (King Georg)
June 15… Utecht, Holland (Ekko)
June 16… Amsterdam, Holland (Paradiso)
June 17… Kortrijk, Belgium (De Kreun)
June 18… Groningen, Holland (Vera)
June 19… Bristol, UK (Start the Bus)
June 20… London, UK (Lexington)
June 21… York, UK (Basement)
June 22… Brighton, UK (The Duchess)

* w/ Allah-Las

SOME STUFFS: Tombstone Highway share song from forthcoming album

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“Acid Overlord” is a new track from the Italian hard rock band known as Tombstone Highway, a group who mix up Southern rock, stoner, sludge, and all the other rich forms of rock that you known and love. The band will be releasing an album next month in Europe called Ruralizer, which will release a North American release by Agonia Records on April 16th. The 9-track album will also include Tombstone Highway’s cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen”, which would be knee deep in goodness.

The CD can be pre-ordered now through Agonia Records, or from the through the box below.

FREE MP3 DL: Audimatic’s “Closer”

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Released today is a new project between The Audible Doctor & maticulous, and together they call themselves Audimatic. The song is called “Closer”, and I am hopeful much more will be coming from this collaboration.

SOME STUFFS: Hundred Waters & The xx come together on tour

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With a tour currently underway (you may see tour itinerary here), Hundred Waters have just announced additional tour dates that will unite them with The xx in late May/early June, which will include a stop at this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival in the Gorge at George. See where they’ll both be:

May 22… Edmonton, AB (Shaw Conference Centre)
May 24… Vancouver, BC (Queen Elizabeth Theater)
May 26… George, WA (Sasquatch Festival)
May 27… Portland, OR (Schnitzer Concert Hall)
May 28… Eugene, OR (McDonald Theatre)
May 29… Reno, NV (Knitting Factory)
May 30… Oakland, CA (Fox Theater)
June 1… Berkely, CA (Greek Theatre)
June 3… Denver, CO (Fillmore)
June 4… Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theater)

While you look over the tour dates, check out this brand new remix of Hundred Waters’ “Boreal”.

VIDEO: Hawdwerk featuring Chevy Jones’ “Why Can’t We Smile”

Home is very much where the heart is, but that heart may be nothing without a living room, which becomes the center of Hawdwerk‘s brand new video as he asks the question, “Why Can’t We Smile”. He brings in Chevy Jones to hopefully come up with an answer. The song is taken from his album The Graveyard Shift, which you can stream & listen to, and perhaps opt to make a purchase via Bandcamp.