Sunday, January 20, 2019

Nihiloxica return to Nyege Nyege Tapes with new EP

Listen to a live version of a new track, ‘Dubugwanjuba’, now.

Nihiloxica, which is comprised of Bugandan percussionists Nilotika Cultural Ensemble, British drummer Spooky J and synth player Peter James, has announced their return to Nyege Nyege Tapes.

The EP, which arrives in early February, 2019, will feature the track ‘Dubugwanjuba’, which they debuted during a live session with FIP and Culturebox before their show at Trans Musicales – you can listen to the track below.

The release will follow the group’s breakout, self-titled EP on Nyege Nyege, which was released last year.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Jeremy Enigk announces full-band ‘Ghosts’ tour

While there may or may not be a shelved Sunny Day Real Estate album, frontman Jeremy Enigk is staying busy with his solo career. Having released the excellent solo album Ghosts in 2017, but only supporting it on a solo living room tour, Jeremy put together a full band to celebrate the reissue of his 1996 debut Return of the Frog Queen on tour last year, and now he’s finally doing a full-band tour in support of Ghosts this spring. Tomo Nakayama is opening all dates.

The tour includes a NYC show on April 18 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/11). All dates are listed below.

Before the full-band Ghosts tour, Jeremy has more living room shows in the South this month and those are listed here.

Jeremy Enigk Ghosts tour

Monsieur Job’s “Melancholic Happy” ft. Clindistino Brings Refreshing Mix of Passionate Electronic-Infused Latin Rhythms to the Airwaves

As they head into this new year, one of today’s hottest Pop/Latino/Underground groups around is continuing to turn up the heat on 2019! Off the album “BASS PA$$I”, Monsieur Job’s latest “La Melancholic Happy” feat. Clindistino combines hypnotically entrancing beats with grooving dancehall that has already gotten fans on their feet and ready for more! Check out the video via Musik Radio Promotions and Basswalk Latino:

With the success of singles like “Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow”, “Niña Shake Your Body”, “Kick It”, and “Chilliando Hangueando” tearing up charts across the globe in the last year - “Pica Pica” also charted at #1 on the Digital Radio Tracker Top 10 and at #1 on the Euro Indie Music Chart! As “La Melancholic Happy” continues its rise, it further solidifies the overall success of “BASS PA$$I” with fans worldwide clamoring for more of Monsieur Job’s unique music flavor.

Toby Holguin dreams music, lives music and gives music life. It was Toby’s vision to create Monsieur Job, a band that will rock you make you move your feet. A band that will make you cry with passion. Formed by Toby Holguin from Cali, Colombia, a beautiful place high in the mountains above the clouds . Toby then asked Stan Kolev from Sofia, Bulgaria, Charlie Illera from Barranquilla, Colombia, and Leo Jaramillo from Bogota, Colombia to become one musically as Monsieur Job.

All of them them live and breathe their own style of music combined they are Monsieur Job. Toby, Stan, and Charlie spin records as DJs constantly for different pools and venues around the world. Moreover, Toby had the idea to start doing Urban Music besides Chill Out and Electronic Music, which is the vision that created the album “Bass Passi”. They started dropping broken beats with a more festive, shaky, groovy Caribbean latin flavor turning it into an international exclusive mash up of world talents and a unique blend of genres.

For their debut release of “Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow”, the record has hit the Euro Indie Music Chart at #1 for 9 consecutive weeks, the Digital Radio Tracker Top 10, and the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Top 100 Songs for their single. “Niña Shake Your Body” also charted on the Billboard Hot 100, while their album “Bass Passi” hit the Top 200 for Best Albums as well as #2 on the Billboard Latin Albums chart.

“Bass Passi” was recorded in Bogota and Miami at Basswalk Studios, Outta Limits Studios in Miami, and Barba Studios in Belgrade and mastered at Sterling Studios, New York.

Now as “La Melancholic Happy” feat. Clindistino continues to light up 2019, it certainly seems to signal much more to come from Monsieur Job!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Mira Calix returns to Warp for the first time in a decade with Utopia EP

Listen to the lead track ‘rightclick’ now.

Mira Calix will release her new EP Utopia later this month, her first release on Warp for over a decade. The artist describes the EP as “something for friends to move to in the early hours of a louche house party!”

The lead track, ‘rightclick’, was borne out of the Random Acts short film Utopia, from which the EP takes its name. Directed by Adam Thirwell and starring Lily Cole, the film heavily featured an alternate version of the track, which you can listen to below.

“It was really refreshing to make this EP”, says Calix. “In a way it’s going back to my roots, my first ever release on Warp was a 10″, but it also felt completely fresh, playful, to just build some tracks around a cinematic scene.”

Utopia arrives on January 25 via Warp Records and is available to pre-order now. Check out the cover art and tracklist below.


A1. ‘rightclick’
A2. ‘just go along’
B1. ‘upper ups’
B2. ‘bite me’

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Mark Newman Band Kicks Off the New Year With Upcoming Show at The Bitter End, NYC - Monday, January 14th

With a New Year and new music on the way, singer/songwriter and guitarist Mark Newman is getting ready to take on 2019! Having recently reached #1 on the Reverbnation Singer/Songwriter Charts for NY, and with tons in store including the release of his latest LP “Empirical Truth”, he’ll his the stage with his band at The Bitter End (147 Bleecker St, New York, NY) on Monday, January 14th at 9:00PM!

A New York native, Mark Newman’s musical prowess has taken him around the world several times over, playing with an eclectic mix of noted musical talents from Sting to Elvis Costello, and Travis Tritt as well as his own solo work. A multi stringsman, Mark has mastered electric/acoustic/lap steel guitar as well as the mandolin and dobro, and with a voice reminiscent of many rock and blues men before him- it has the familiarity of an old friend yet the power and soul of many of today’s rock, soul, folk and R&B icons. For over five years, Newman and fellow songwriter Naomi Margolin have run the “Music From the Hive” Singer/Songwriter Series, and for the past three years- “The Original Music Series” for bands, in an attempt to keep original music alive on Long Island. Newman also records and produces local artists in the Long Island/NYC area and is a member of Sailin' Shoes - A Tribute to Little Feat (covering not just the early years of the band but also each incarnation from the 70’s featuring Lowell George through the 90’s featuring Shawn Murphy) as both a guitarist/slide-guitarist and vocalist.

Although Newman has played a ton of exciting solo and full-band showcases--notably Delbert McClinton at Highline Ballroom just last month and Les Dudek at My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel, The Paramount in Huntington opening for The Doobie Brothers, The Space at Westbury opening for the one and only Don Felder and David Bromberg on separate occasions, The Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan, and NYC’s Legendary Bitter End--he has also worked as sideman to so many soul, blues, and rock greats of our time like John Oates (Hall and Oates), Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds), Willy DeVille (Mink DeVille), Sam The Sham, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos) and Sam Moore (Sam & Dave)!

Past releases include 2010’s “Walls of Jericho” filled with intricate guitar work and mixed with a plethora of sounds from hard rock to a lighter more Dylanesque folk tinge, and 2015’s “Brussels” - a live acoustic-driven EP that packs a bluesy punch reminiscent of Clapton’s “Unplugged” album through both the guitar work and raw vocal power. His latest LP “Empirical Truth” is due later this year.

As he marches forward with more solo/full-band gigs on the way as well as the long awaited release of “Empirical Truth” - fans can catch one of his first full live band gigs of the New Year on Monday, January 14th, 9:00PM at The Bitter End!

D’Angelo’s Red Dead Redemption 2 song receives official release

Listen to ‘Unshaken’ now.

‘Unshaken, the new D’Angelo track featured in Rockstar Games’ open-world western Red Dead Redemption 2, has been officially released on streaming services.

When the game arrived in October of last year, it was accompanied with a soundtrack courtesy of a stellar cast of contributors, including Arca, Daniel Lanois, Willie Nelson and Nas, which was featured in our 10 best video game soundtracks of 2018.

‘Unshaken’ is D’Angelo’s first new music since his 2014 album Black Messiah.

Royal Trux Announce New LP White Stuff

Today, Royal Trux are announcing their first album of new songs since 2000's Pound for Pound slated for release on March 1st via Fat Possum. The new album White Stuff not only maintains the magic chemistry between Jennifer Herrema (vocal, moog, guitar, melodica) and Neil Hagerty (vocal, guitar) but expands upon it greatly with their natural ability to give us something unexpected, necessary, and truly unique. Their own formidable and informed imaginations.... the same two creative minds that brought us (to name a few) Twin Infinitives, Cats and Dogs and Accelerator, are present in the unadulterated, exhilarating energy that has the album listed on Pitchfork and Stereogum's most highly anticipated albums of 2019 lists. The newest single they are sharing, "White Stuff," follows on the heels of the recently released "Every Day Swan" and "Get Used To This" (featuring Kool Keith). Their lengthy recording break has done nothing to diminish their visionary, visceral intensity and enduring influence. We are incredibly excited to be sharing what they've cooked up in their collaborative kitchen and know we are most definitely not alone in this enthusiasm.

For the "band", it has been a natural, fluid return. Says Herrema, "Nothing has changed within the Truxian universe we created for ourselves as teenagers; because Trux is and will always be our way of life whether living it together or separate...This is no hobby rock kick. We are long game lifers with no fear, no regrets and plenty of gratitude for the way the universe has rewarded our singular dynamic."

Royal Trux find innovation in their 'Bitches Brew' aesthetic which now defines the standard mash-up approach so commonly ascertained and claimed by the majority of musicians that whether cognizant or not have followed in Trux's very large footsteps: "everything in the pot whether you like it or not," deriving from world music, punk rock, jazz, metal, electronic, southern, teeny-bop and all the rest. In the tradition of the blues, through appropriation and re-evaluation, Royal Trux changed the way we think of music. Their return is nothing short of glorious.

"It's funny how the outside world perceives or feels compelled to parse complicated relationships and dynamics...Usually it's an all or nothing game", muses Herrema. "This next chapter is just another perfectly aligned bit of kismet. No concerted effort to force anything forward or to create something with an eye on the past. Only an awareness that the present had come calling with a gift to assist the future future of Royal Trux. The true believers that were once strangers found their way into our universe because everybody was ready for it and it simply, as if on cosmic cue, came to be."


1.) White Stuff

2.) Year Of The Dog

3.) Purple Audacity #2

4.) Suburban Junky Lady

5.) Shows And Tags

6.) Get Used To This

7.) Sic Em Slow

8.) Every Day Swan

9.) Whopper Dave

10.) Purple Audacity #1

11.) Under Ice

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Jonny Greenwood, Pays Tribute To The Late Bob Einstein AKA Marty Funkhauser

Today the world mourns the loss of Bob Einstein, the actor and comedian who created the daredevil character Super Dave Osborne, starred as Larry Middleman on Arrested Development, and played Marty Funkhauser on Curb Your Enthusiasm. You may be surprised to learn that Jonny Greenwood is among those publicly paying tribute to Einstein, who died at age 76 after a recent cancer diagnosis.

On Twitter, the Radiohead guitarist and acclaimed film-score composer shared praise for Einstein’s work and announced that he checked into hotels under the name Marty Funkhauser on Radiohead’s last two tours in tribute to Einstein’s performance on Curb. He also shared a kind note from the staff of the Park Hyatt Chicago telling “Mr. Funkhauser” they appreciate his business and hope he enjoyed his stay.

After one of his friends from Oxford directed his attention to Einstein’s death, Greenwood wrote, “So sad to hear this. He was amazing in Curb: I was Marty Funkhouser on the last two Radiohead tours in tribute to his beautifully pitched performance. So subtle. And to think it was all improvised.”

Check out the tweets below, and R.I.P. to a master.

So sad to hear this. He was amazing in Curb: I was Marty Funkhouser on the last two Radiohead tours in tribute to his beautifully pitched performance. So subtle. And to think it was all improvised.