Retro-leaning/alt-rock fourpiece, Citris, are reissuing their debut album, Panic in Hampton Bays, through New Professor Music on February 24th with a bonus track entitled “Coco Chanel.” The NYC band has a February residency at Arlene’s Grocery and a few other tour dates in nearby areas. You might recognize frontwoman Angelina Torreano who starred in the music video for Mitski’s “I Want You.”.
The sound recall 90s-era rockers like Hole, Garbage and Veruca Salt, as well as contemporaries like Dilly Dally, Bully and Courtney Barnett.
Drugs are good! Drugs are bad! I’m not sure. You decide. Yasutaka Nakata, a Japanese superproducer, today unveiled his new single “Crazy Crazy” featuring British pop star Charli XCX and j-pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The track comes with a wacky new video directed by Kazuaki Seki.
On working with Kyary, Charli XCX said, “ “I’m definitely a fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s music, her style, her art. I think she’s a really incredible artist.”
Rick Ross has shared the first official single and video from his forthcoming ninth full-length album, Rather You Than Me, a soulful team-up with Ty Dolla $ign entitled “I Think She Like Me.”
Ricky Rozay has been teasing the single all week on his social networks and tells his fans, “This album is more than just another project for me. It’s a product of strength, perseverance and determination. Rather You Than Me is a testimony,” going on to add, “I owed this to my supporters. Y’all that been rocking with me since we came out The Port of Miami. Without you none of this shit really means anything. Rather You Than Me…I hope y’all feel this.”
Two-piece Grand Rapids duo PARTS released one of the more compelling introductions in 2016 with their all-too-brief three-song self-titled EP. Today, they capture the different facets of a random house party with their video for “Flowers.” It was self-directed and edited by the pair drawing inspiration for their love of karaoke and featuring their friends. You can still purchase the EP on pink cassette now via our homies at Winspear.
“Earlier in my career, I hid because I wanted first and foremost to be seen as a creative person making music. I thought that if I presented myself as a singer people wouldn’t get that I write, that I produce too. “People have this idea that you can only check some of the proverbial boxes as a creative woman, that you can’t be attractive and sexual and a great singer and a solid performer and a great writer and be in control of your creative space, as if some of those are mutually exclusive for a human woman. My ambition is to represent all of those without having to sacrifice one for the other.” – Tei Shi
Nearly two years after the release of her outstanding debut EP, Buenos Aires, Argentina-born, Brooklyn-based singer Valerie Teicher, known as Tei Shi, has announced her debut long-play, titled Crawl Space, slated to hit shelves on March 31st through Downtown/Interscope Records. The album name is symbolic of the “difficult, even claustrophobic” process experienced by Teicher during the year and half it took to create it and the personal growth she experienced pushing through. With the announcement comes the first single “Keep Running” served up in visual form directed by Agostina Galvez built off the idea of Tei Shi’s idea of a karaoke scene. According to Tei Shi, the song is a “call to arms to someone you love, to take on and confront all of life’s obstacles together.”
Syd of The Internet is expected to drop to her debut solo album sometime real soon. It is easily one of the release we are looking forward to the most in 2017. Today, she dropped the first official taste from that LP titled “All About You” produced by Steve Lacy. There is no other way to describe the song, but as smooth-as-fuck and ideal for a weekend of night cruising with the windows or top down.
Toronto’s Lydia Ainsworth has revealed the details for the follow-up to her fantastic 2014 debut Right From Real. The sophomore LP, titled Darling of the Afterglow, is set for release March 31st via Arbutus Records and Bella Union. If the absolutely stunning first track revealed “The Road” is any indication, expect a sophisticated slant of pop music mixing electronic and classical instrumentation in a lusher, more mature form than her previous efforts. The song is just beautiful conveying a delicate strength in a dream-like haze and the video, directed by her sister Abby Ainsworth, only accentuates these elements. Pre-order the album on limited edition white vinyl and other formats here.
1. The Road
2. What Is It?
5. Open Doors
7. Into The Blue
8. Wicked Game
9. I Can Feel It All
11. Nighttime Watching