This week, Oddisee will be braving the days of summer with a tour, and he’s doing it with a live band, Good Company. He’s doing it all this week, so head out if you can:
June 29… Nashville, TN (12th & Porter)
June 30… St. Louis, MO (Venue: The Demo)
July 2… Chicago, IL (Double Door)
July 3… Toronto, ON (The Garrison)
July 4… Montreal, QC (Montreal Jazz festival)
July 5… Quebec City (Festival D’Ete)
The Beauty In All is his latest album, out now on Mello Music Group.
It has been Field Mouse released one of their first records. The duo has now expanded to a quartet and they’re about to release their first full length album on July 22nd called Hold Still Life (Topshelf). Their style of pop is still dreamy and ethereal, but it’s not as simple as just that. You can hear more of what “that” exactly is by playing “Everyone But You”. The album can be pre-ordered on MP3, LP, or CD directly from Topshelf Records.
Crummie Beats is the individual responsible for putting together this new joiunt by Illa Ghee called “Speak To ‘Em”, to find its way on the Social Graffiti coming out on the 8th of July. To make the song special, it features a guest spot from Sean Price.
Get ready for The Proper Ornaments, if you haven’t already become familiar with them. This duo (Max Claps and James Hoare) are originally from Argentina but moved to London for perhaps a bit of fame and fortune, but primary to make some good music and see how successful they’re able to get with it. They’re now signed to Slumberland Records and will be coming out with an album on July 8th called Wooden Head. After four years of releasing their debut single, The Ornaments are ready to test their limits and fans who are willing to challenge themselves with their brand of pop and rock, from musicians who care about playing as much as the songwriting aspect. Find out by having a look at “Magazine”, which is reminiscent of early jingle-jangle pop on MTV.
Mello Music Group are releasing a new track, a collaboration between Has-Lo and Castle that will be a part of their album due on July 29th (a month from now) called Live Like You’re Dead. From it comes a song called “D.L.S.”, which will make you wish more mainstream hip-hop was on this level. You can also thank producer Arcka for putting this juicer together.
Electronic music is far from dead. No sir or madam, it is not, and Ambassadeurs is going to let you know how with his (yes, Ambassadeurs is one man) moving efforts in musical creativity. If you’ve heard him before, you may not have heard this brand new one just yet, so listen to “Do U Right” and hear how he would like to do you. Right. Right now. I hope this will develop into something much more in the next five years.