Ambassadors Playing Mercury Lounge

January 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

New York:

Get out this Friday night! Local rock crew Ambassadors hit the Mercury Lounge for what will be the band’s last local show before hitting the road with Lights. Ambassadors played a memorable set during CMJ and recently debut their first album, Litost.

Fans of the Police, or Australian rock comer Gotye, take note!

Robert Glasper Will Celebrate “Black Radio” With Album Release Concert

January 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

In one month pianist (and phenom, and visionary) Robert Glasper will hit Highline Ballroom with special guests to celebrate Black Radio, out on Blue Note that same day. It’s Glasper’s fourth album, and first recorded entirely with the Robert Glasper Experiment instead of his usual trio. The difference? Plugged-in instruments, for one. The rest? Well, ?uestlove called it, ““all that oraculous, spaced-out, past-geometry, near-calculus stuff.”

See for yourself: Check out the lyric video above for the first single, “Ah Yeah.” It’s all we can do while waiting for Glasper’s drummer Chris Dave to come home.

Video for “Ageless Isms” by Jason Urick

January 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Jason Urick – Ageless Isms from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Soundscaper Jason Urick drops his third LP, I Love You, today on Thrill Jockey. The video for “Ageless Isms” breezing across your browser was directed by Ashby Lee Collinson, for you Portlandia obsessives.

Laura Gibson Streaming “La Grande”

January 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

(photo credit: Parker Fitzgerald)
Weekend Listening: Enjoy Laura Gibson‘s expansive yet intimate La Grande (We have been, all month!). You can catch the Portland up-and-comer’s stunning, second album (on Barsuk) over at Paste Magazine.

Errors Streaming Single, Video at NPR

January 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

Errors is a self-proclaimed “four-way sound-accident from Glasgow, Scotland.” The band’s third album, Have Some Faith in Magic, will see release January 31 on Rock Action Records.

Their video for new single “Pleasure Palaces” is streaming over at NPR’s All Songs Considered blog. And it might just bring back some old memories—or nightmares. Or if you’re a designer, it might just remind you of work.

Stream Olds Sleeper Track “Walk With Me”

January 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

Meet Olds Sleeper, a lo-fi folkster who records in Pennsylvania, and compulsively so; he offered up six albums in 2011.

“Walk With Me” stomps with purpose and arrives early in New Years Poem, his latest long-player. Like all of his music, it’s available for free and streaming over on Olds’ bandcamp.

The Darcys Covering Steely Dan’s “Aja” In Full

January 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

On January 24, Toronto rock quartet and ambient alchemists The Darcys will drop their gorgeous interpretation of the Steely Dan classic AJA, on Arts & Crafts.

If you’re already streaming “Josie” and familiar the original you’ll see they’ve sapped the funk, but injected oodles of deliciously rippling atmosphere. Head over to their page to grab it gratis.

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