Author Archives: Alex Wexelman

Kurt Vile played Montreux Jazz Festival (watch his full set), playing Panorama this weekend

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Sunday afternoon (7/24) jammy indie rockers Kurt Vile & The Violators will hit NYC’s Panorama stage for what’s sure to be an awesome set. For those who can’t make it out, or simply can’t wait, there’s good news: Vile has shared video of his hour-long July 7 set from the 50th Montreux Jazz Festival…

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PWR BTTM share “Protection,” playing shows with Dresden Dolls, Lisa Prank & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

New York’s PWR BTTM have been steadily on the rise since releasing their glammed out pop-punk record Ugly Cherries last September. They’ve been touring a lot — including a BrooklynVegan SXSW show — and have more dates coming up, including a stop on The Julie Ruin’s tour. They’re also…

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King Creosote readies new LP ‘Astronaut Meets Appleman’ (listen to “You Just Want”)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote has produced over 50 albums since his debut in 1998. Beginning by self-releasing CD-Rs on his own label, Fence, KC eventually signed to Domino Records, racking up a Mercury Prize nom for his 2011 collaborative album with Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine

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Pixies announce new album ‘Head Carrier’, share “Um Chagga Lagga”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Following a decade of touring without new material, a reunited Pixies released Indie Cindy in 2014, their first “new” album since 1991’s Trompe Le Monde, though it was really just a compilation of the band’s previously released EP1 and EP2, and the then-new EP3

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listen to Future & DJ Esco’s’s new mixtape ‘Project E.T. Esco Terrestrial’

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It might seem like Atlanta rapper Future is an extraterrestrial who can manipulate time given his prolific pace. His third project this year alone is a mixtape with frequent collaborator DJ Esco called Project E

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stream UK act Trust Fund’s new album ‘We have always lived in The Harolds’

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Ellis Jones, Trust Fund‘s sole full-time member and songwriting force, referred to his new album We have always lived in The Harolds as a “total bummer.” While the group’s first full-length US release (previous stateside release was a split with Joanna Gruesome), out now via It Takes Time Records, does have a melancholy tint to it, it’s also a relatable, introspective piece of bedroom pop that gleams with studio polish…

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Clams Casino shares video for “All Nite” ft. Vince Staples off debut album, playing Warm Up

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Hip hop/electronic producer Clams Casino just released the Ryan Staake directed video for “All Nite,” which features Long Beach rapper Vince Staples. Staples is one of several collaborators to be featured on Clams’ debut album 32 Levels, out July 15 on Columbia Records…

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Titus Andronicus announce tour with A Giant Dog and Happiness, share song

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Grandiose punk rock band Titus Andronicus will be releasing the live album S+@dium Rock: Five Nights at the Opera on August 5 via Merge records (which is available for pre-order) and ahead of the release, the band is sharing a live outtake from 2015’s epic rock opera The Most Lamentable Tragedy

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Chance the Rapper announces tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Chance the Rapper has been having a great 2016: his feature on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo introduced him to a larger audience than he ever had before, he released Coloring Book to rapturous praise (we love it too), and he’s even got a shot at a Grammy now…

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NYC hiphop round-up: Cousin Stizz, Joey Fatts, Lil Bibby, Lucki, Freeway & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As always, NYC has a good amount of upcoming local hip hop shows and tours passing through. Here’s a rundown of some of the cool stuff coming up…

Boston MC Cousin Stizz came into the spotlight after his promising 2015 mixtape Suffolk County

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Grammys now recognizes streaming-only projects

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Grammys have always had a contentious history with hip-hop. But aside from frequently snubbing rappers, another egregious error of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has been its lack of recognition of streaming-only albums as equal to physical releases, a move that has disproportionately affected hip-hop artists who release free mixtapes online…

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You Blew It! release new EP ‘Pulse,’ to benefit victims of Orlando shooting

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The attack at Orlando LGBTQ club Pulse was the worst mass shooting in US history. Many are reeling from the loss during pride month. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s the outpouring of love and support that the whole country should aspire to. Emo-revivalists You Blew It! are among those raising money to benefit the LGBTQ community with their latest release…

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Aphex Twin releasing new EP, ‘Cheetah’

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Earlier this week, record stores received a mysterious print advertisement announcing a new Aphex Twin EP, that proclaimed it “uses digital sound generation techniques combined with wave sequencing technology to bring you sounds with movement and depth rarely found on records today”…

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