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Kanye West - So Help Me Goo

Over the weekend Kanye West revealed that his new album is entitled So Help Me God, and that it’s about 80% complete. Last week he performed a single off the album called “All Day” live at the BRIT Awards, and today he’s released the studio version online.

The studio version features Allan Kingdom and Theophilus London, both adding verses to the track. The song is expertly produced (as you’d expect from Kanye), with a sound that sits somewhere between a My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy track such as “Monster” and a something off Yeezus, say “Black Skinhead.” The last bits of this song are hands down the most interesting, and yes, whistling you hear at the end, that’s credited to Sir Paul McCartney, taken from a track of his called “When The Wind Is Blowing.” This one hits hard.

Stream “All Day” below. It’s also available to purchase on iTunes.
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1_Wolf Alice_Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Last month up-and-coming Brit-rockers Wolf Alice made their New York City live debut with a show at Baby’s All Right. They’ve already returned to the states for SXSW as well as a bunch of tours surrounding it. This brought them back to New York this weekend for a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar along with Sunflower Bean (who we also saw at Baby’s last month), Palehound and Lazyeyes.
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Abram Shook – “Understood”

By Will Oliver, March 2nd 2015

Abram Shook

Austin musician Abram Shook (a touring member of Shearwater) is gearing up to release his new album Landscape Dream, which will be released on Western Vinyl on May 12.

He’s released the album’s first single “Understood,” full of psych-guitars and effects, as well as dreamy vocals that drift in similar territory as Tame Impala. It’s a lush and meditative listen that is quite mesmerizing on the senses.

Stream “Understood” below.
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Nat Osborn

Nat Osborn will stop by Rough Trade NYC on March 20 to play songs from his soon to be released new EP. The soulful New Yorker is bringing along Lyle Divinsky, who will open things up.

Tickets for the show are still on sale, but I got some good news for you, is I got a pair of tickets to give away to the show. To win, simply send an email to weallwantsomeone@gmail.com with the subject “Nat Osborn Contest” along with your full name.

I’ll pick a winner and notify them by the 19th. Good luck!
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1_Jukebox The Ghost_Irving Plaza

All photos by Dana Pacifico

This past Saturday Jukebox The Ghost made their live return to NYC (we caught them at a empty penthouse during CMJ last year) for a sold-out headlining sold-out show at Irving Plaza. It was palpable how excited the trio were to be playing such a venue in the greatest city. Their energy captivated everyone in attendance, and they made sure to hit home with fans old favorites, as well as new songs off their most recent self-titled album, Jukebox The Ghost (out via Yep Roc Records).
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The Rooks

On March 21 soulful New York group The Rooks will take over Mercury Lounge for a night of music, showing off offerings from their soon-to-be-released new EP Wires. You can find “Intermission (Wires),” the first single from the EP, posted below.

If you dig that track, why not go see them live? Well good news for you, I’m giving away a pair of tickets for the show. To enter, simply send an email to weallwantsomeone@gmail.com with “The Rooks Contest” as the subject. I’ll pick a winner and notify them the day before the show.

Good luck!
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Lady Lamb

This Tuesday Lady Lamb (formerly Lady Lamb the Beekeeper), the project of Brooklyn via Maine resident Aly Spaltro, will release her new album After via Mom + Pop Music. The record sees Spaltro take her folk-rock sound into a bigger, more complete direction, one that has people talking, and for good reason. It’s currently available to stream over at Rolling Stone.

This Tuesday night she’ll celebrate the release of her new album with a sold out show at Rough Trade NYC. This show will be an intimate showing for Lady Lamb, and if AfterRead the rest of this entry »

1_The Dodos_MHOW

The San Francisco duo of Meric Long and Logan Kroeber have been keeping things steady over the past decade or so as The Dodos. In that timespan they’ve released an impressive six albums. At no point did I ever worry about the quality of the record, as the duo seem to always find a way to impress. Their most recent album Individ was just released last month via Polyvinyl Records, and it’s unsurprisingly another wonderful addition to their discography. This Friday night they brought their tour to Music Hall of Williamsburg, with their tour mates, Springtime Carnivore.
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1_Museum Of Love_Bowery Ballroom

All photos by Dana Pacifico

Last night Museum Of Love, the DFA-related duo of former LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney and Dennis McNany, took over Bowery Ballroom for a night of disco-influenced electronic dance-rock. The show came in support of their tour for their self-titled debut album, which they released last year.

Our very own Dana Pacifico was there and got some wonderful photos of their performance. Find all her shots posted below.
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