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The Peach Kings Announce New York City +Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by dk

The Peach Kings, Texan Paige McClain Wood and Californian Steven Trezevant Dies, are set to release their new EP Handsome Moves in September 6, 2012 and in celebration are playing 3 special shows in New York City.
They describe their sound as “gypsydelic,” which is just what it sounds like. Stemming from their inability to choose one genre of music to play, they coined the term in order to reflect their own personal view of the band. “Gypsy-” because they were inspired by playing outdoors and “-delic” because it contains just a hint of strange.  Paige and Steven are strongly influenced by visuals in cinema and fashion. In fact, Drew Barrymore discovered their music and selected them to be a part of her Spring Music Preview spread for V Magazine, alongside the likes ofMayer Hawthorne, M83, Spank Rock, Warpaint, and The Drums.
The duo fill the gap between upbeat rock and downtempo electronic, with comparisons being made to The Black Keys, Mazzy Star and The XX. Similarities can also be drawn to Little Dragon, and how they do so much with so little. They draw their sound and inspiration from the smoky smooth crackle of blues, folk, and soul vinyls as well as the hypodermic tones synthesized in various beat laboratories across the globe. Stripped down, The Peach Kings’ power is derived from Paige’s hauntingly sensual vocals combined with Steven’s complementary rhythm and picking.
Sexy is a word used often in describing The Peach Kings sound. The EP features the intoxicating lead single “Fisherman” to the sultry “Like A Stone” and the sweet sounds of “Lonely”. The EP in its entirety has a lot of found sounds that were salvaged from the delirious recordings of giddy musicians with really expensive gear.
It’s been a long time goal for the Peach Kings to press a record on vinyl, as they want themselves and their families to have an artifact that can be found in a crate 50 years from now. Not only that, but in 50 years, that piece of music, like a fine wine, will have gathered all the character and noise that makes vinyl so nostalgic and timeless.

The EP artwork for Handsome Moves was created by Shane A. Richard, a musically inspired artist from California. The Peach Kings are large supporters of their local art scene, with a strong belief in building an artistic community around themselves. Look out for the upcoming video for “Fisherman,” directed by Jace Armstrong, and old friend of Steven’s from Silver Lake.
Tracklisting:
1. Fisherman
2. Do For Me
3. Lonely
4. Like A Stone
5. Soon Will Be
6. Thieves & Kings

The Peach Kings New York City Dates

8/28/12 Harvard & Stone Los Angeles, CA
9/6/12 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY
9/8/12 Pianos NYC, NY
9/9/12 Cameos Brooklyn, NY

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Mayer Hawthorne – Dreaming (Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on December 13, 2011 by dk

SebastiAn album Total+Embody Video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2011 by dk


Debut LP from this French electro producer; features appearances by M.I.A., Justice’s Gaspard Augé, and Mayer Hawthorne. Yes, that album cover above is indeed an image of SebastiAn kissing himself.

Artist: SebastiAn
Album: Total
Release Date: May 30
Labels: Ed Banger/Big Beat/Atlantic

Tracklist:

01 Hudson River
02 Love in Motion [ft. Mayer Hawthorne]
03 Tough Games
04 Embody
05 Ross Ross Ross
06 Fried
07 Kindercut
08 Water Games
09 Total
10 Jackwire
11 C.T.F.O [ft. M.I.A]
12 Cartoon
13 Arabest
14 Prime
15 Mean Games
16 Tetra
17 Motor
18 Night
19 Yes
20 Bird Game
21 Doggg
22 Frustra

SebastiAn – Embody Video

(via pitchfork)

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Download MP3: Aloe Blacc – The Dark End of the Street (new exclusive track from Carhartt’s soul comp.)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2010 by dk

The folks over at Carhartt have posted an extensive photo gallery by Schiko of Aloe Blacc’s recently-wrapped Europe tour, along with a new exclusive track, “The Dark End of the Street,” by Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme. The song is taken from Carhartt’s soul comp of the same name, featuring tracks from Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk and other artists from the Now-Again & Soul-Cal labels.

View photosRetrospect: Carhartt presents Aloe Blacc Europe Tour 2010
Download MP3Aloe Blacc “The Dark End of the Street”

Aloe Blacc’s North American tour kicks of with a free show tonight (Nov. 1) in Los Angeles, 7PM, at Amoeba Music, 6400 W Sunset Blvd.

Aloe Blacc North America Tour Dates:
Nov 1, Mon: Los Angeles CA, live in store at Amoeba, 7PM. All ages, Free.
Nov 3, Wed: San Francisco CA at Rickshaw Stop TICKETS
Nov 4, Thr: Portland OR at Mississippi Studios TICKETS
Nov 5, Fri: Seattle WA, live in store at East Street, 6PM. All ages, Free.
Nov 5, Fri: Seattle WA, evening concert at Nectar Lounge TICKETS
Nov 6, Sat: Vancouver BC at Fortune Sound Club TICKETS
Nov 8, Mon: Bozeman MT at Zebra Cocktail Lounge
Nov 9, Tue: Salt Lake City UT at Urban Lounge TICKETS
Nov 10, Wed: Denver CO at City Hall TICKETS
Nov 12, Fri: Chicago IL at Schubas Tavern TICKETS
Nov 13, Sat: Gambier OH at The Horn Gallery (free)
Nov 14, Sun: Cleveland Heights OH at Grog Shop TICKETS
Nov 15, Mon: Toronto ON at Wrongbar TICKETS
Nov 16, Tue: Montreal QC at Le Belmont TICKETS
Nov 17, Wed: Burlington VT at Club Metronome TICKETS
Nov 18, Thr: New York NY at LPR TICKETS
Nov 20, Sat: Philadelphia PA at World Cafe TICKETS
Nov 22, Mon: Washington DC at DC9 Rock n Roll Hotel TICKETS
Nov 23, Tue: Atlanta GA at Masquerade (Hell Stage)
Nov 24, Wed: Orlando FL at Backbooth TICKETS
Nov 30, Tue: Phoenix AZ at Rhythm Room TICKETS
Dec 1, Wed: San Diego CA at Casbah TICKETS
Dec 3, Fri: Los Angeles CA at Echoplex TICKETS
Dec 7, Tue: Live on KCRW‘s Morning Becomes Eclectic, 11AM.

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Download MP3: Mayer Hawthorne – I Need You

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2010 by dk

Pre-order at StonesThrow for 1-sided 12″ produced by Nottz backed with etching by Freegums. Expected ship date is August 17.

The vocal & instrumental of “I Need You” are both on one side of this single. The flip side contains an etching by Miami illustrator Freegums, who we hooked up with a couple months back for the Mayer Hawthorne x Huf T-shirt & song collaboration. The record is packaged in plastic with a 12×12 insert.

Mayer Hawthorne explains the story behind this record:

“I met Nottz at Nightlife’s Dilla Tribute in L.A. and we just kept in contact. I had always been a fan of Nottz since the 90s. He sent me a bunch of beats and at first I had no idea what to do with any of them, but eventually it hit me. I sang a hook for him on his album as well.

The song is a cover of a cat named Otis Leavill which is one of my all time fav soul sides, but relatively unknown 45. I don’t think Nottz even knew it. I actually even made up some of the words because no one could make out what he said in the original. ha!

When Nottz sent me that batch – that particular beat stood out. It had the same chord progression as the Otis Leville, so I just went with it.”

Download MP3: Mayer Hawthorne – I Need You 128 kbps
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