We’re looking for innovators- Writers, Photographers, Filmmakers – all with a desire to push the envelope further than before. Your passion is great music, and so is ours. If you think you have what it takes, contact us using the link on the far right & become the latest Prospect ready to showcase your abilities to the world.
Motion City Soundtrack is set to release the video documentary I Am The Movie: The Movie on May 13th through Epitaph Records. Motion City Soundtrack culled hours of video footage and photographs from the early ’00s when the band recorded and released their debut album, I Am The Movie first in 2002 on their own, […]
Secrets are streaming their new video for “Maybe Next May”, check it out below. The band will head out on the Hollow Bodies tour this week with Blessthefall and will be appearing on all of Warped Tour this summer. Check out the tour dates here.
Emery will launch a crowdfunding campaign next Tuesday, April 1, on BadChristian.com to help support the band’s upcoming full-length, You Were Never Alone. The album will be released this summer on BadChristian Music, the record label founded by Emery members Matt Carter and Toby Morrell and former Emery bassist Joey Svendsen. You Were Never Alone […]
I Am The Avalanche are streaming their new album, Wolverines, over on billboard.com. The album is due out this Tuesday March 18th and is also available for pre-order on iTunes for just $7.99. I Am The Avalanche will be making the following U.S. appearances starting next week. Tour dates below. Wolverines Tour 2014 MARCH 17 […]
A few weeks back I went to the Ryman in Nashville to see Jake Bugg, upcoming singer-songwriter from England, along with The Skins and The Weeks. I expected a great show from Bugg, but I hadn’t taken the time to listen to The Weeks prior to the show. As soon as they hit the stage […]
New Zealand musical legands and former Flying Nun recording artists, the Chills, are releasing their first full-length album since 1996's Sunburnt. Silver Bullets comes out on October 30 via Fire and we look at their new single.
In a sobering political juxtaposition, having been returned his passport by the Chinese government last week after four years spent under sporadic house arrest, the British government has denied the artist a six-month work visa
The sun came out and pushed the cloudy skies away just in time for the set of English pop star Charli XCX, who used the sunshine to her advantage in a devastatingly fun set that got the midday crowd into party mode. She ran through tracks off last year’s Sucker (out via Atlantic Records), such […]
There’s a revival of old school rock and roll at the moment, helped by up and coming artists such as New Orleans’ Benjamin Booker. Booker’s smokey garage rock comes dipped in the roots of bluesy rock of an older time, given a fresh-faced revival that feels alive and well. He first caught my attention opening […]
Tonight the iconic spoof-master Weird Al Yankovic makes his return to the New York area with a performance at the beautiful Capitol Theatre. This follows his highly praised performance at Governors Ball last month. The show and tour (dubbed “The Mandatory World Tour”) come in support of his 2014 album Mandatory Fun, released via RCA […]
Earlier this month Day Wave released his debut EP Headcase, a wonderful listen from start to finish. He recently released his first ever music video for “Drag,” which was released via Connect on Apple Music. The video has a VHS home movie style to it, a perfect fit for the delightful track. You can find […]
Zachary Cole Smith’s DIIV will return with their anticipated new album Is the Is Are later this year via Captured Tracks. Back in May they stopped by Baby’s All Right to play most, if not all, of the new album. They followed that performance a month later which a much bigger showing at Governors Ball. […]
“Dead Instruments” is a diverse soundscape of fuzzy bass, bright guitars and both rhythmic and melodic vocals. Definitely a unique work of art in its own right. I sorta feel like it’s where chaos meets clean. Check it out below:
FELT ALONE IN YOUR COMPANY The UK has long been breeding inventive artists and with a fast strike of hot releases, Laura Wolfie aka Wolfie is quickly igniting a name for herself across the blogosphere. Her latest offering produced by ADP (who co-produced Krept & Konan feat. Jeremih “Freak Of The Week”) dives into that pool of […]
SEE YA NEVER You might remember these Philly dewds from when they played our fancy Cabin Fever showcase at this year’s SXSW. Since then, the band has been CRUISR’n USA, performing everywhere from Firefly Fest to sharing the stage with Halsey and Imagine Dragons. As they gear up to get on the road again with a couple of Young […]
I WANT TO GET TO KNOW YA A new gig at Complex has kept me away from MJF more than I like but Zola Blood has just warranted my return with their latest release “Play Out,” the first follow up to last year’s debut Meridian EP. All steamrolling riffs and asphalt-pounding bass, the Hackney four-piece chronicles a late night […]
I WANTED TO LOVE YOU It’s hard to resist this TOKiMONSTA rework of The Drums’ “There Is Nothing Left.” Exchanging the melancholy of the stripped back original (that The Drums do so well) for dense production and heavy hitting bass, TOKiMONSTA annunciates each note for profound, magnetic effect. In the end, she has seamlessly transformed the original’s pain into […]
photo: Power Trip at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Power Trip, Foreseen, Red Death, The Pose @ Palisades Texas' Power Trip,...
Sad news from the world of wrestling -- WWE star "Rowdy" Roddy Piper died in his sleep on Thursday night from cardiac arrest. From ESPN:"Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE,...
Lollapalooza 2015 just got underway in Chicago's Grant Park and will be there all weekend with headliners Metallica, Paul McCartney Sam Smith, The Weeknd, and Florence + the Machine. (BrooklynVegan will be there too, in the Toyota Tent.) If...
photo: Kendrick Lamar at Sweetlife Fest 2015 (more by Mimi Hong) Following the video for "Alright" off Kendrick Lamar's incredible To Pimp A Butterfly, he's now made a video for "For Free? (Interlude)." It was directed by Joe Weil and...
by Bill Pearis Both with his band Wall of Voodoo and on solo albums, Stan Ridgway is a vivid storyteller, bringing a noir style (and a distinctive vocal style and harmonica-playing) to tales of love, lust, unhappy accidents, procrastination, ghost...
André 3000 will star in the second season of ABC's anthology drama "American Crime", Billboardreports. André Benjamin will play Michael Lacroix, an architect and one-half of a power couple (his wife Terri is played by Regina King). The season's arc traces the couple's fight to defend their son when he becomes entangled in a scandal at an elite private school.
Ridley and Benjamin previously collaborated on the Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side, in which Benjamin played Hendrix.
American Crime is an Emmy-nominated anthology directed by John Ridley (who also directed the Hendrix biopic) whose narrative follows an incident at a Midwestern high school that sparks discussions about gender issues, sexual orientation, and sexual identity.
"Personally, I couldn’t be more excited than to work again with Andre," Ridley told the Hollywood Reporter. "He is an amazing individual, a true artist, and All is by my Side is one of the reasons I was given the reins on American Crime. Folks at ABC were absolutely moved by Andre’s performance in the film, and by the overall language of cinema we used in telling the story. It’s fair to say American Crime might not exist were it not for our previous collaboration."
Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio makes dance music under the name Baio. Back in April, he announced that a debut album called The Names, which will be out September 18 via Glassnote. Along with that announcement he shared a song called "Brainwash Yyrr Face", and later, another one called "Sister of Pearl". Now, he's shared a new song called "Endless Rhythm”. Listen to it below.
The Names takes its title from Don DeLillo's 1982 novel. "The Names is a record that has reverberated through my mind for much of the last five years," Baio has previously said in a press release. "Its themes began to take shape when I moved from New York to London in 2013. Today I'm delighted to share the first track of a record that I think is pretty tight!"
Previously, Baio released a pair of EPs: 2012's Sunburn and 2013's Mira.
Kendrick Lamar has shared a video for his To Pimp a Butterflycut "For Free? (Interlude). Directed by Joe Weil and the Little Homies, the video features K dot chasing a beautiful lady around a stately palace, informing her that "THIS DICK AIN'T FREE!" Later, he dons Uncle Sam garb and lurks through a dimly-lit hallway – and by video's end, he's multiplied himself and taken over the suburbs. Check it out below.
In the interview, Chance also talked about his upcoming Family Matters tour, the progression of Chicago rap in the last few years, whether he'll sign with a major ("not at this point"), working with Kanye, and the beef between Drake and Meek Mill. On the latter point, he was diplomatic. "Beef isn’t necessarily my forte," he said, "but I know them and I think they’re cool people." You can listen to the interview below.
Richard D. James has also uploaded a mastered version of "MARCHROMT30A EDIT 2B 96", which appeared as a Japanese bonus track on last year's Syro, and was released as a 12" earlier this year by Warp. You can listen to that below.
Some time back Henning mused on the death of the music blog, and the rise of the micro label in its place. I'd say this is a fair assumption. A good case in point would be London's Seagrave – a steady stream of neon-tinged cassettes and the occasional 12", etched with everything from harsh noise (Cementimental) to rough-around-the-edges hip-hop instrumentals (Mute-Tiny). Cycling through these releases is a bit like tapping into a stranger's iTunes playlists, or indeed blog – except you now make a small donation, and are sent a colourful artifact in return. It's this inclusiveness and affordability that marks the transfer from 'blogosphere' to a DIY democracy of small imprints.
Seagrave's recent digital comp is a good example of this shift. An extensive collection of lolloping, transgressive electronics, hand-picked by label founder Tim Matts, Agave Res can be yours for three quid. These tunes fizz with the awkward menace of a pirate radio rip, or some discarded demo that came too hot through the mixer. Perhaps the centrepiece is Graham Dunning's "Retort" – a cut from his mad mechanical techno project. That's right, Dunning stacks records like pancakes, adorning the tower with contact mics and other gizmos – swinging like the arms of some deranged Rube Goldberg machine – to create woozy, aleatoric techno. Long live little labels.
<a data-cke-saved-href="http://seagrave.bandcamp.com/album/agave-res" href="http://seagrave.bandcamp.com/album/agave-res">Agave Res by Graham Dunning</a>
Between her freshman release and upcoming tape, San Francisco's Chelsea Faith aka Cherushii has been busy applying her distinctive style to a variety of areas. Given that she is an active DJ and music maker, we can find plenty of self-released material on her Bandcamp, such as delightful Nobody's Fool EP and Starlight Express EP, whose feelgood watercolor artwork is provided by Faith's sister. Her one-year old remix of Fina Fisken's "Save The Day" is a strongwilled, trancey must-have, even if "trancey" steers you clear.
While it's laughably typical to describe the world of Cherushii as glitter-filled, SF to a T, rave pop, or techno textbook, these catchphrases nonetheless fit the bill, although Faith has an easy time excercizing her broader musicality. Memory of Water, for example, is a melodic journey within pop framework and solacing ambient overtones. It departs from 4-to the floor confetti and eases the listener into a sweet, warm storyline. Starting off with "I Dreamed I Saw You By The Lake," an absorbent, beatless anthem, our ears are effortlessly nestled into this album's particular mood and tuning. By the time "Pillow Palace" begins, sentiments like smiling and intrigue are submitted to. "Thin Line" features Not Not Fun all-star Maria Minerva, a real life homegirl and tour companion of Faith. It's really nice to hear Minerva within this context, and I would love to see a music video for this piece which feels like a long-lost Petshop Boys hit. Other tracks like "Ultraviolet Nights" and "Moonflower Galaxy" have their appositeness to the dancefloor, but, supplant tracks always take us back to a spacious, at-ease destination. "Everything Is In Color" is a Neverending Story, Moroder-esque statement of vibrant severity, a testament of how intensely enrapturous - and fun - space and time can be (if you think about it). That's an utterly Sagittarian quality.
Memory Of Water is highly recommended and out as soon as August 14th on 100% Silk.
After years of working with traditional instruments in bands and on soundtracks, David Sheenan decided to see what music he could make using only his laptop. In 2013, Sheenan relocated from Ireland to Berlin to study history at university, leaving all his instruments, equipment and synthesizers at home. Without these by his side, he gave himself the challenge of creating a record digitally. Under his producer name of Vogelbat, his abstract electronic style is beat-driven with manipulated vocals and treated samples. His self-titled debut album, expected later this year, features glitchy hip-hop ("OXI", "Spectred Pile"), silky ominous trip-hop ("Barred From Berghain") with moments of sweetness like the string sounds on "Kita-Ku". "Nuuk" is an initial taste of the album and a promising start for Vogelbat. Take a listen below.