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Ohh, this is so beautiful. I first discovered the music of Antje Duvekot when she opened for Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) at a show in Athens, Georgia. (Read about it HERE.) Antje is amazing. Her beautiful voice, insightful lyrics, enchanting melodies instantly made me a big fan. If you missed it when we shared it on FB, she recently released this music video. What makes it so special is that she created it herself—DIY style—showcasing her additional talents and creativity. Enjoy!

For more on the amazing, Antje Duvekot, check out the links below:

Official Website

On YouTube

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photo by Joshua Black Wilkins

Yeah. I kinda got a bit of a crush on this guy… If you followed all my tweets (@millionwattsnd) that night, you may have figured that out. :) Photo gallery to come soon from the 04/25 show in Atlanta. Meanwhile, enjoy this video I filmed at Smith’s Olde Bar of Pokey LaFarge performing one of my favorite songs, “In the Jailhouse Now”.

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I’m sitting here previewing the latest from UNA and wow…just WOW. This 5 song EP, The Laughing Man is absolutely… incredibly…freakin’ amazing! The trio are Richard Larsen (keys), Jennifer Nice (voice), Eddie Barajas (turntables).

This is my first time hearing the band and their unique sound really can’t be compared to anything else out there right now. An eclectic mix of sounds…bits of jazz, funk, soul, electronica, downtempo, and turntables paired with hypnotically sensual vocals…makes this is an instant favorite. I also REALLY LOVE the storytelling in the lyrics. So, yeah…there isn’t really a genre that you can categorize them in. Although, I do think they reflect elements of my longtime favorites, Massive Attack and Portishead. So if you like them, you’ll love UNA.

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This album comes out in just a couple days, so you won’t have to wait too long to get it…and I strongly recommend that you do. The official release date is Tuesday, March 5, and will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. (Pssst…you can get it NOW at the bandcamp link HERE, where you can get individual tracks and check out the lyrics).

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The Laughing Man EP
Release date: March 5, 2013
Tracks:

  1. The Astronomer
  2. We Are the Lonely
  3. The Myth
  4. Out of the Dark
  5. The Laughing Man

Don’t ask me to pick a favorite song, because I’ve been playing this album on repeat for a couple hours, and every time I listen to a full cycle, I have a different favorite. LOL. Seriously… Check out UNA. Get this album. The only reason I’m about to stop listening to The Laughing Man is to check out some of their earlier music.

BONUS! Enjoy this EPK Video below and hear firsthand a little bit about the band, along with a preview of their awesome music.


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What exactly does one experience in the morning when you are none other than Ashok Kondabolu AKA “Dapwell” of Queens, NY alternative hip-hop group Das Racist? Hallucinations of sizzling humanoid  bacon and milk? Choreography from humanistic orange juice? That pretty much sums up the new video from Brooklyn based group Suckers single “Turn On The Shine” off their second LP Candy Salad (Frenchkiss). View the video below which premiered earlier today via Stereogum. Purchase Candy Salad here.

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Grand Rapids group Stepdad make the gawky synthesized carnival funk genre relevant. The group have unleashed an exhilarating new video for the track Must Land Running. On June 12th the group released their debut LP Wildlife Pop (Via Black Bell Records) and are currently on the road with Warped Tour. View the video for Must Land Running below. Buy their debut LP here.

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CC, a Chef turned drummer, sought a collaborator/multi-talented musician through craiglist before finding Tone, singer-songwriter of the newly formed San Diego duo Little Hurricane. Together they  began crafting their dirty blues rock  sounds in CC’s living room and even began incorporating living room elements (Lamps, Vintage Furniture) into their live sets. Now the duo have released a video for the track Haunted Heart off their self-released debut LP Homewrecker. View the video below. Catch Little Hurricane on tour now. Buy the debut LP Homewrecker here.

06.30 – OysterFest San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
07.31 – Manny’s – Billings, MT
08.01 – Hop Hat – Missoula, MT
08.02 – A Club – Spokane, WA
08.04 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
08.07 – Pink Garter Theatre – Jackson, WY
08.08 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO
08.10 – The Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
08.11 – Cargo in CommRow – Reno, NV
08.13 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
08.14 – Rio Theatre – Santa Cruz, CA
08.15 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
08.16 – The Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
08.17 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
08.18 – Pappy & Harriet’s Place – Pioneertown, CA#
08.30 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
09.06 – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
09.14 – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival- Telluride, CO
10.19 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
10.21 – 20th Century Theater – Cincinnati, OH
10.22 – Brillbox – Pittsburgh, PA
10.24 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA
10.28 – Milk Boy – Philadelphia, PA
10.31 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
11.01 – Cats Cradle – Carrboro, NC
11.02 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
11.03 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
11.04 – Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
11.06 – Firebird – St Louis, MO
11.07 – The Highdive – Champaign, IL

“By the end of our set the ‘home’ we’ve created on stage is literally wrecked, with both of us dripping in sweat and looking like a hot mess. It’s more rock ‘n’ roll than the record. With all the rattling that comes from our homemade speaker cabinets, you really feel the dirtiness live. We give it all we’ve got, and we never hold anything back”

 

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Contact Brian Jimenez HERE

Imagine a 48 hour challenge in which  a duo must construct an LP with no acoustic guitars and produce laudable material. Brooklyn dream pop duo Savoir Adore accomplished just that and more. With In The Wooded Forest, the first LP, Savoir Adore enclosed music goers in their alluring woodland harmonic sounds and have yet to release us from their grasp. Now the duo are prepping their second LP Our Nature and have released a video (Via Interview Magazine) for the track Dreamers off the Dreamers EP. View the video below. Purchase the EP via itunes here. Savoir Adore are currently on a US summer tour.

June 21 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
June 22 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
June 29 – Washington, DC – The 9:30 Club
June 30 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater
July 6 – Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
July 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Earth House
July 8 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
July 9 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
July 11 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
July 12 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
July 13 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt

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Contact Brian Jimenez HERE

Eternal Summers are having a productive year. Last month the Virginia trio released a video for the enlivening track Millions off their second LP Correct Behavior. The group have now released a video accompanying the track Wonder in which we indulge in the tribulations of imaginative voodoo-esque friends and  suburban life. Correct Behavior is out July 24th via Kanine Records. View the video for Wonder below. Pre-order Correct Behavior here.

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Experimental New York duo Zambri consist of Cristi Jo and Jessica, sisters who have been making music together since childhood. On April 10th 2012, the sisters released their galvanizing debut LP House Of Baasa and today Zambri premiered a video for the track All You Maybes. In the Johnny Woods directed video, we follow a cybernetic mannequin in what appears to be a tron-like dimensional grid. View the eye stimulating video below. Buy House Of Baasa here.

We wanted to go back into that childhood zone of absolute freedom, making moves with gut instinct

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Contact Brian Jimenez HERE