Janelle Monáe Is Playing Music Tastes Good Day 2, Sunday, September 30
Music Tastes Good has announced the mega-addition of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and performer Janelle Monáe as main support on the lineup for day 2, on Sunday, September 30. Known for her groundbreaking sound and daring style, Monáe joins previously announced acts New Order, James Blake, Broken Social Scene, The Black Angels, Joey Bada$$, Santigold, Princess Nokia, Lizzo, Parquet Courts, Sun Kil Moon, The Church and many more, for the massive two-day celebration of all things music, art and of course… food!
Making its return to the festival is an expanded and more inclusive Taste Tent with the theme “Port Cities of the West Coast,” which offers all attendees (not just VIP’s) a chance to immerse their taste buds in culinary samplings from some of the best coast’s most talented and acclaimed chefs and restaurants.
MORNE: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Scorn” From Boston Doom/Sludge Unit
On September 7th, Armageddon Label will unleash To The Night Unknown, the anticipated new full-length from Boston-based doom/sludge unit MORNE. As a precursor to its release, Cvlt Nation offers up “Scorn” for public feasting noting of the record overall, “[These] songs were not made to fit into a specific genre but were created to open a place in our humanity that needs to be aware of the beauty in pain.”
IDLES release video for new single “Great”
Singer Joe Talbot says of the track: “Let us go forward with open minds and open hearts into that fuck off fire we’ve started. No blame, no hate. Just love and a blue passport.”
Tom Speight ‘Want You’ rel 14.8.18
On the track, Tom quotes:- I started recording my album in March and managed to record about half of it.. however, in April I was taken ill with my Crohn’s disease and ended up being in hospital for 2 months until I was in remission..10 days later I started recording and putting the finishing touches to ‘Want You’ I wanted to finish this first because it felt like the most positive song on the album and after a tough spell I wanted to put a positive edge on things! I recorded it with Chris Bond (Ben Howard) my long-term collaborator in Devon. It carries on what we’ve built so far, a mixture between folk indie pop! Influenced by The Shins & War on Drugs. It’s the next stage in my progression as an artist.”
Singer-Songwriter, Kiyomi Halwey, Returns to Music After 7 Years
Singer-Songwriter, Kiyomi Hawley, has returned to music with the release of a new single, “Miss You Love You”, of her soon-to-be released EP, Meet You There. The new single best showcases Kiyomi’s lyricism as “Miss You Love You” personifies music, revealing how no matter how much it sometimes hurts to pursue it, she could never walk away from it. The honest lyrics and ethereal vocals lends itself to the perfect re-introduction to Kiyomi Hawley.
Andrew Choi, aka St. Lenox announces a brand new album, his third full length effort, Ten Fables of Young Ambition and Passionate Love, due out on Anyway Records on September 28th.
The album is the follow up to 2016’s Ten Hymns From My American Gothic, which garnered high praise from the likes of SALON, who called it one of the most “criminally underrated albums to come out” that year, ALL MUSIC GUIDE, who said the album possessed, “true 21st century songwriting,” and POPMATTERS, who
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Polar States Release Stunning Video For “Oxygen”
The band, comprising of Paul Tong (lead vocals), Josh Humphries (guitar), Phill Gornall (bass) and Jack Sadler (drums) have once again teamed up with producer Larry Hibbit (Sundara Karma and Nothing But Thieves) to forge their dark pop with a rockier edge.
Singer, Paul Tong quotes, ‘I don’t even recall writing a lot of the song, it kind of just happened one hazy night and then I found it again by accident on my laptop a few weeks later.
It features a cameo by hip-hop legend Chuck D. The charismatic leader of hip-hop pioneers Public Enemy happened to stop by the studio they were recording and overheard the session. He raved to the band how much he loved the music, so they asked him to record an intro. He obliged, and they dedicated the song to him. Watch and share “One For Chuck” here.
Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry Reveals New Track “Song of Wood”
Already an accomplished multi-instrumentalist in the Grammy-winning act Arcade Fire, Richard Reed Parry is channeling different inspirations on his upcoming album Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1.The record is a dreamlike journey of immersive, gently psychedelic songs inspired by Japanese death poems and the folk music of the British Isles.