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The infamously fierce, feminist pioneers of American grunge punk have announced a documentary film, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Sarah Price (American Movie, The Yes Men, Summercamp) Titled L7: Pretend We're Dead, the film takes viewers on an all access journey into the 1990’s grunge movement that took the world by storm and the band that helped define it as the genre of a generation. Today they launch a Kickstarter, offering fans a remarkable array of rewards- including a potential séance with the band- as thanks for helping to fund the project. Go to the Kickstarter project HERE to check out the full list and grab them while they are still available.
 
Culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never before seen performance footage, and candid interviews, L7: Pretend We're Dead chronicles the early days of the band's formation in 1985 to their height as the 'queens of grunge' and follows a roller coaster ride of triumphs and failures. It offers particularly revelatory insight into the band's eventual dissolution in 2001.
 
The formula: one part Donita’s love of pop and punk and one part Suzi’s hard rock and blues, charged with lyrics that had political bite and humor proved irresistible to the disenfranchised, the marginalized, and the punk. The excitement around the L7: Pretend We're Dead announcement has catalyzed a recently announced and widely anticipated reunion of the band in its original line-up. L7 will kick off a European tour, bringing their high-octane energy and anthemic chops to the stage to ignite audiences once again.


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Layering traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Grammy Nominee Krishna Das is widely regarded as yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling American chant artist of all time.

His resonant baritone voice and energizing East-meets-West take on traditional Indian devotional chanting has become the soundtrack for a growing worldwide yoga movement throughout western culture for the past two decades.
Laughing At The Moon – out March 3rd on eOne Music – is a retrospective collection of some of KD best-loved chants. It blends a western rock album perspective with the deep resonance of the kirtan traditions to weave the stages of life’s loves and longings into a journey of discovery, unified through pathways of song.
 
Born Jeffrey Kagel, a baby boomer from suburban Long Island, N.Y., few artists in the kirtan (call-and-response chanting) genre have impacted the musical mainstream in quite the same way as Krishna Das.
 
In the late ‘60s, Krishna Das traveled to India in 1970 where he became a follower of the spiritual teacher Neem Karoli Baba (Mahara-ji). In so doing, he found a musical vocation that would come to fruition at the dawn of the 21st century.
 
Given the name Krishna Das, KD began to chant as part of following the path of Bhakti yoga – the yoga of devotion. After two and a half years with Maharaj-ji, KD returned to USA – alas, only six months after his return, word came that Maharaj-ji had died.

He took solace in music, finding peace and strength in both his Bhakti yoga practice as well as in such heroes as Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, and Bruce Springsteen (whom he laughingly calls “the Bodhisattva of New Jersey”). KD also co-founded Triloka Records, a California-based label specializing in world music, releasing such artists as Jai Uttal, sarod virtuoso Ali Akbar Khan, and legendary jazz musician/composer Jackie McLean.
In 1994, KD started leading chants at Jivamukti Yoga Center, NYC, developing an ever-growing audience of yoga students that has led him to chant with people all around the world.

In February 2013, Krishna Das performed at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles, CA streamed online to millions of viewers. The award-winning film ‘One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das’ has been shown in over 100 US cities, over 10 countries worldwide and is available on DVD everywhere, and his album Live Ananda (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.


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After years of making their mark on the music scene five-piece rock band Young Buffalo are set to release their debut full-length album House on March 3 via Votiv. The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon with the inclusion of singles “My Place” and “Sykia” as instant downloads. Along with the news of their highly anticipated debut full-length, we are also pleased to announce the release of the single Brain One on 10” vinyl, now available on Amazon.
 
There's nothing typical about the Oxford, Mississippi-based rock act Young Buffalo. Although the group's songwriters Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett didn't begin playing under the Young Buffalo moniker until 2009, they started writing music together as teenagers and never ceased evolving. The band—which now also features drummer Tim Burkhead, bassist Andrew Guinn and keyboardist Will Eubanks—couldn't be more excited to share House, an 11-track album produced by Dave Schiffman (Haim, Weezer) that establishes the five-piece act as a band that’s as unique as the town where they were conceived.

To hear it from the band, Oxford, MS is an arts town. Always has been, probably always will be. “Oxford has been a literary town basically since William Faulkner was around in the 40's 50's and 60's. Authors like Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Tom Franklin, Jack Pendarvis, and a slew of other literary greats called or still call Oxford home.  With the writing comes painting, and then hand in hand-- the music.“ Barrett explains. Because of that great literary history and the fact that Oxford is the home of the infamous University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) the town breeds contradictions.
 
It is because of those societal differences and the five distinct personalities within the band, that House’s music identity begins to take shape. House showcases those varying personalities perfectly. From the shimmering pop of "No Idea" to harmony-rich anthems like "Black Eye" and breezy energy of "Old Soul," the songs on House see Young Buffalo embracing their pop roots while expanding the arrangements. They fill out the instrumentation with singing synth lines and unique syncopation that propel these songs into uncharted territory.
 
While House is teeming with infectious melodies and upbeat instrumentation, Yarbrough's lyrics were inspired by real life heartbreak. "A lot of my writing went back to how I felt when a high school sweetheart broke up with me and I went through a depression for a little while so the lyrical tone isn't super happy," he admits. Alternately a song like 'No Idea' is about stepping outside of your comfort zone and leaving your hometown to follow your dreams. Even as the heart-on-sleeve story telling in evident, the content on House is still ambiguous enough for listeners to draw their own meanings and interpretations to the songs. In keeping with the ongoing theme, the album may contain some dark subject matter but it's always presented in a way that's inherently relatable and heartfelt. Riding that line between straight ahead pop music and tastefully weird indie rock.
 
There’s a timeless nature to House that sees it referencing the past while still remaining irrevocably relevant today. “When we’re writing we always want it to be something that we would want to listen to in the car or put in at a party.” Barrett explains. “We’re really honest with ourselves when it comes to what we create and that’s ultimately what keeps us interested to keep pushing forward,” he summarizes
 
With the good fortune of these five gentlemen being birthed in such a fantastically diverse city, both artistically and culturally, we are just thankful they decided to follow their musical hearts and form Young Buffalo. They are no doubt on their way to establishing themselves as one of indie rock's brightest hopes. Be sure to catch them live this winter and spring.


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Multi-talented musician, songwriter & producer, Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known as Oh Land, has unveiled her new video "Flags” which Jezebel premiered. The video was created and produced by Oh Land herself—a combination of artistry and her desire to truly illustrate the meaning of the song.  On the crafting of the video, Oh Land elaborates:  “These days where everyone has a phone and a camera, you can actually do it yourself. It doesn’t need to be a super expensive, super difficult thing to do. You just need to have some ideas and be willing to work a lot yourself.”

 
“Flags” is the latest from Oh Land’s fourth studio album, Earth Sick released via Tusk or Tooth/Kobalt Label Services. The “Flags” video is a continuation of the grassroots and innovative approach Oh Land has taken with Earth Sick, fueling all aspects of the creative process. Earth Sick is out now digitally and on CD and vinyl, and lead single “Head Up High” has been getting serious remix love from the likes of MS MR, Penguin Prison, CSS, Lauren Flax and Mercury (the remix bundle will be released digitally on March 3). 
 

 


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Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body is Kaki King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. The album is a companion piece to Kaki's groundbreaking new multi-media performance, which uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other.

"Although it’s a soundtrack to the multimedia show, I want the album to stand on it's own as a collection of instrumental music," says Kaki, who brought NYC-based string quartet, ETHEL, to join her on two tracks, along with Dan Brantigan on horns. "The album is an amalgam of the many different ways I’ve approached the instrument over the years.  Some of it's rough, some of it's sad and beautiful, and some of it could be remixed for the dance floor. More than anything the process of creating this music has proven to me once again that the guitar really does the speaking, and I'm just the interpreter." 

The Neck is a Bridge to the Body uses an Ovation Adamas 1581-KK Kaki King Signature 6-String Acoustic guitar customized specifically for this production. The show was produced in collaboration with Glowing Pictures – known for their work with such artists as Animal Collective, David Byrne & Brian Eno, Beastie Boys, and TV On The Radio. 

"A shockingly gifted, stunningly complex performer... King has been dubbed by fans and critics alike: an iconoclast, a prodigy and a guitar hero, even drawing critical comparisons to Jimi Hendrix." - LA Times

Tour Dates:

1.30 // Washington, DC // The Hamilton TICKETS

1.31 // Philadelphia, PA // World Cafe TICKETS

2.11 // Chicago, IL // Lincoln Hall TICKETS

2.12 // Minneapolis, MN // The Cedar TICKETS

2.18 // Austin, TX // Empire Control Room TICKETS

2.19 // Dallas, TX // Granada Theater TICKETS

2.26 // Toronto, Canada // Geary Lane TICKETS

2.27 // Montreal, Canada // Club Soda TICKETS

2.28 // Portland, ME // SPACE Gallery TICKETS

3.1 // Providence, RI // Columbus Theater TICKETS

3.3 // Boston, MA // Brighton Music Hall TICKETS

3.21 // New York, NY // Merkin Concert Hall TICKETS

** A collaborative performance with John King and Ethel, commissioned by the Ecstatic Music Festival

4.3 // San Francisco, CA // Public Works (Tickets on sale soon HERE)

4.4 // Los Angeles, CA // The Masonic Lodge TICKETS 

4.6 // Seattle, WA // Triple Door TICKETS

4.7 // Vancouver, Canada // The Biltmore Cabaret TICKETS 

4.8 // Portland, OR // Dour Fir TICKETS

5.21 // New York, NY // Rough Trade TICKETS


News

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02/26/2015, Penguin Prison Gives a Disco Treatment to Oh Land's "Head Up High"
02/26/201502/26/2015, Penguin Prison Gives a Disco Treatment to Oh Land's "Head Up High"
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02/26/2015
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02/26/2015
Danish singer-songwriter, & producer, Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known as Oh Land, just released her latest revamp of her single “Head Up High” remixed by Chris Glover aka Penguin Prison. MORE» More»

Danish singer-songwriter, & producer, Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known as Oh Land, just released her latest revamp of her single “Head Up High” remixed by Chris Glover aka Penguin Prison. The new remix spices up Oh Land’s single, as Fabricius said “It feels very ‘80s and a bit disco. I also love how changing the chords makes the melody sounds differ.”
  
This week, Oh Land unveiled her latest music video "Flags," which Jezebel premiered. Oh Land created and produced the video herself—a combination of artistry and her desire to truly illustrate the meaning of the song.  

“Flags” and "Head Up High" were featured on from Oh Land’s fourth studio album, Earth Sick released via Tusk or Tooth/Kobalt Label Services. The “Flags” video is a continuation of the grassroots and innovative approach Oh Land has taken with Earth Sick, fueling all aspects of the creative process. Earth Sick is out now digitally and on CD and vinyl, and lead single “Head Up High” has been getting serious remix love from the likes ofMS MR, Penguin Prison, CSSLauren Flax, and Mercury (the remix bundle will be released digitally on March 3). 

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02/26/2015

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02/25/2015, Kaki King Teams Up With Shantell Martin for New Music Video
02/25/201502/25/2015, Kaki King Teams Up With Shantell Martin for New Music Video
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02/25/2015
Announcement
02/25/2015
Kaki King is proud to present her first music video from her groundbreaking multimedia project The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body. The video, for the song “Anthropomorph”, features a stunning collaboration with visual artist Shantell Martin, whose own work has captivated fans and the media over the past few years. MORE» More»

Kaki King is proud to present her first music video from her groundbreaking multimedia project The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body. The video, for the song “Anthropomorph”, features a stunning collaboration with visual artist Shantell Martin, whose own work has captivated fans and the media over the past few years.
 
Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, The Neck Is A Bridge To The Bodymarks the first time that King, a gifted composer and guitarist, has collaborated with visual artists. Using projection mapping to transform her guitar into a veritable movie screen, King’s insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity reimagines the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other. The result is convergence of sound and light, frequency and color that allows each to shape the other.
 
“Music really helps give my lines and words life, and brings a natural spring to them,” notes Martin. “Listening and creating live to Kaki's piece was almost like meditating: becoming lost in the song; so full and present.”
 
King’s music was likewise influenced by Martin’s creation. “Shantell improvised to a solo guitar demo of the song,” she notes. “But when I saw what she had created, I heard percussion, horns, finger snapping, and organs. So I added those instruments to the final audio track. It was a beautiful back and forth.” 

The Neck is a Bridge to the Body uses an Ovation Adamas 1581-KK Kaki King Signature 6-String Acoustic guitar customized specifically for this production. The show was produced in collaboration with Glowing Pictures – known for their work with such artists as Animal Collective, David Byrne & Brian Eno, Beastie Boys, and TV On The Radio.

Announcement
02/25/2015

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02/25/2015, Listen to Young Buffalo’s Debut Full-Length Album House Now Streaming via SPIN
02/25/201502/25/2015, Listen to Young Buffalo’s Debut Full-Length Album House Now Streaming via SPIN
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02/25/2015
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02/25/2015
Five-piece rock band Young Buffalo are set to release their debut full-length album House on 3/1 via Votiv. House is now available to stream on SPIN who called the album a “sparkling debut” that falls “somewhere between Mikal Cronin, the Beach Boys, and “Reptilia”-era Strokes.” MORE» More»

After years of making their mark on the music scene, five-piece rock band Young Buffaloare set to release their debut full-length album House on March 3 via Votiv.
 
House is now available to stream on SPIN who called the album a “sparkling debut” that falls “somewhere between Mikal Cronin, the Beach Boys, and “Reptilia”-era Strokes.”
 
House is also accessible for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon with the inclusion of earlier singles “My Place” and “Sykia” as instant downloads.
 
There's nothing typical about the Oxford, Mississippi-based rock act Young Buffalo. Although the group's songwriters Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett didn't begin playing under the Young Buffalo moniker until 2009, they started writing music together as teenagers and never ceased evolving. The band—which now also features drummer Tim Burkhead, bassist Andrew Guinn and keyboardist Will Eubanks—couldn't be more excited to share House, an 11-track album produced by Dave Schiffman (Haim, Weezer) that establishes the five-piece act as a band that’s as unique as the town where they were conceived.
 
House showcases the varying personalities of the band members perfectly. From the shimmering pop of "No Idea" to harmony-rich anthems like "Black Eye" and breezy energy of "Old Soul," the songs on House see Young Buffalo embracing their pop roots while expanding the arrangements. They fill out the instrumentation with singing synth lines and unique syncopation that propel these songs into uncharted territory. In keeping with the ongoing theme, the album may contain some dark subject matter but it's always presented in a way that's inherently relatable and heartfelt. Riding that line between straight ahead pop music and tastefully weird indie rock.
 
With the good fortune of these five gentlemen being birthed in such a fantastically diverse city, both artistically and culturally, we are just thankful they decided to follow their musical hearts and form Young Buffalo. They are no doubt on their way to establishing themselves as one of indie rock's brightest hopes.
 
Be sure to catch them live at SXSW and on their spring tour with Matt Pond.
 
Tour Dates:
March 5 at The Lyric in Oxford, MS (Album Release Party)
March 6 at Savannah Stopover in Savannah, GA
March 17 – 20 at SXSW in Austin, TX
March 22 at VOV Fest in Hot Springs, AR
April 7 at The Sinclair in Boston, MA
April 8 at Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden, CT
April 9 at Ottobar in Baltimore, MD
April 10 at Kings in Raleigh, NC
April 11 at Vinyl in Atlanta, GA
April 13 at The Social in Orlando, FL
April 14 at Local 662 in Tampa, FL
April 15 at Club Downunder in Tallahassee, FL
April 17 at Club Dada in Dallas, TX
April 18 at Korova in San Antonio, TX
April 19 at Stubb’s in Austin, TX
April 21 at Club Congress in Tucson, AZ
April 22 at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ
April 23 at Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA
April 24 at The Casbah in San Diego, CA
April 26 at The Independent in San Francisco, CA
April 30 at The Tractor in Seattle, WA
May 1 at VENUE in Vancouver, BC
May 2 at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR
May 4 at Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo, UT
May 5 at Marquis Theatre in Denver, CO
May 7 at Revery Lounge in Omaha, NE
May 8 at Duck Room at Blueberry Hill in St. Louis, MO
May 9 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL
May 11 at Lee’s Palaza in Toronto, ON
May 12 at Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH
May 13 at Club Café in Pittsburgh, PA
May 14 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA
May 15 at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY
 

Announcement
02/25/2015

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02/24/2015, San Francisco's Cathedrals Release Blush EP today on Neon Gold Records
02/24/201502/24/2015, San Francisco's Cathedrals Release Blush EP today on Neon Gold Records
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02/24/2015
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02/24/2015
Today, San Franciso duo Cathedrals release the Blush EP, a collection of remixes reimagining each track off their debut EP, which you can download for FREE HERE. FADER Magazine premiered the lead offering "OOO AAA" (Tunji Ige Remix) as a first look into the reinterpreted versions of the duo's critically acclaimed debut. MORE» More»
Today, San Franciso duo Cathedrals release the Blush EP, a collection of remixes reimagining each track off their eponymous debut EP, which you can download for FREE HEREFADER Magazine premiered the lead offering "OOO AAA" (Tunji Ige Remix) HERE as a first look into the reinterpreted versions of the duo's critically acclaimed debut. Rounding out the EP are remixes from BØRNS and Tommy EnglishNICITA, Clock Opera and TastyTreatThe Blush EP is released for free download starting today, February 24th via Neon Gold Records HERE.

Noisey premiered the BØRNS and Tommy English remix of "Harlem" and said: "...a melange of skittish canned beats and Brodie Jenkins' stacked vocals—it's glittery pop with an unexpected riff heavy middle eight." 
 
"We love this dark, minimalist take on "OOO AAA". The sinister vibe gives the lyrics even darker meaning. Tunji's verse adds a raw intimacy and immediacy to the song. We loved getting this track back and experiencing the song through his eyes." the band told FADER about the Tunji Ige remix.
 
San Franciso's duo Cathedrals had a thrilling 2014 that saw their debut EP released through Neon Gold Records, their first East Coast shows at CMJ where they played FADER Fort, Neon Gold's New Shapes and their own unique warehouse show with the Sugar Cubes light installation, which is featured in their "Unbound" video HERE. Their 2015 is off to a great start with two sold out shows at San Francisco's The Independent on West Coast Winter Run, which also includes stops in Santa Ana and Los Angeles' The Echo. Cathedrals are also on the bill for Noisepop Festival in San Francisco and will head to Austin's SXSW.

FADER magazine premiered Cathedrals' debut music video "Unbound" HERE (direct YouTube link HERE). The video is a collaboration with San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Maria Kochetkova and Alex Light's Sugar Cubes light sculpture (see piece on Discovery Channel). "Unbound" was created by director Sam Pressman and cinematographer Isaac Bauman (John Legend, Sam Smith, Drake, Blood Orange et. al). 

Cathedrals, the San Francisco duo comprised of Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin released their self-titled debut EP on Neon Gold Records late last year. The self-titled EP is available digitally as well as on transparent black grape 10" vinyl including an MP3 download, available to order HERE.

Interview Magazine premiered "OOO AAA" HERE, with an interview that dives into the band's background as a pillar of the San Francisco artist community through Johnny's warehouse gallery, The SUB.

Cathedrals previously revealed "Harlem" HERE and "Unbound" HERE via their Soundcloud, and both songs shot to the #1 position on the Hype Machine chart in no time. Third single "Want My Love" marked Cathedrals' first single with esteemed New York pop impresarios Neon Gold Recordsas Cathedrals look set to follow in the illustrious footsteps Neon Gold acts before them (Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Gotye, et. al), fitting in beautifullyamongst the backdrop of the label's more recent output (HAIM, Wet) and label founder Lizzy Plapinger's own rising outfit, MS MR.
Announcement
02/24/2015

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02/24/2015, KNTRLR's New Album The Great Filter Out Today + Release Party in NYC 2/28
02/24/201502/24/2015, KNTRLR's New Album The Great Filter Out Today + Release Party in NYC 2/28
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02/24/2015
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02/24/2015
KNTRLR, the New York based experimental indie rock/electronic duo have released their debut LP, The Great Filter, today via Goodnight Records. With video premieres having appeared on Entertainment Weekly and Bloody Disgusting it's clear the duo pride themselves not only on their music, but their accompanying visuals as well. MORE» More»

 
KNTRLR, the New York based experimental indie rock/electronic duo have released their debut LP, The Great Filter, today via Goodnight Records.
 
With video premieres having appeared on Entertainment Weekly and Bloody Disgustingit is clear that the duo pride themselves not only on their music, but their accompanying visuals as well.
 
Since 2008, KNTRLR continues to evolve--their music becoming further charged by the confrontation of mortality and darkness. The Great Filter stays true to these motivations. From love and death to loss and family, the sum of the band's life experiences have created a darker collection of songs that are sure to resonate deeply with listeners. The strong confidence in the sound they've built is obvious; KNTRLR’s respective life experiences have their music well.
 
Now a five-piece act live, the duo will be holding their album release party on February 28at Gutter in New York City.
 
Shows:
2/28   New York, NY – Gutter (Album Release Party)

Announcement
02/24/2015