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Widowspeak – All Yours

This past Friday marked the release of Widowspeak’s latest album All Yours. The record comes as their fourth studio album released by Captured Tracks, the Brooklyn-based record label responsible for releases from such artists as Mac Demarco, Diiv, and many others. All Yours features 10 new songs written by indie-rock duo Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas, both of whom are natives of Tacoma, Washington.

Widowspeak celebrated the release of All Yours with a concert cruise around New York City, and has announced tour dates across the U.S. including shows along the east and west coasts. All Yours is available for streaming and purchase on all major digital service providers including Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon.

Purchase All Yours via Omnian Music Group »

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AIM Awards 2015 Nominees Announced

For the fifth consecutive year, music industry professionals from across the world will meet in the UK to celebrate the best of indie music. On Tuesday, the Association of Independent Music announced the nominees for the AIM Independent Music Awards 2015, including “Best Small Label”, “Hardest Working Artist”, “Best Live Act”, and many other categories. The event will take place on September 8th at the The Brewery in London.

A special congratulations goes out to several of our favorite artists for receiving nominations this year: Swans and Courtney Barnett for “Hardest Working Artist”, LA Priest for “Independent Track of the Year”, Oasis for “Special Catalogue Release of the Year”, and Run The Jewels for “Independent Breakthrough of the Year”. They all deserve recognition for their hard work and talent, and we wish them the best of luck at the ceremony!

View the full list of nominees »

Watch highlights from the 2014 AIM Awards »

Daptone Records Announces Daptone Gold II

In 2009, renowned soul label Daptone Records released a compilation album titled Daptone Gold, featuring hits from such artists as Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, and Charles Bradley. 6 years later comes the announcement of Daptone Gold II, a follow-up LP that will once again compile some of the greatest hits from Daptone’s history.

Daptone Gold II will feature 16 classic Daptone cuts, 2 brand new songs, and 3 tracks previously only released as 45-rpm singles. On September 18, the album with be released digitally as well as on CD and vinyl. Digital pre-orders are available now on Amazon and iTunes. Vinyl pre-orders begin on August 17.

Read more about Daptone Gold II and view the full track listing »

Visit the official Daptone Records webstore »

Ducktails Releases New Album St. Catherine

Matt Mondanile, well known for his work as guitarist of indie-rock band Real Estate, has just released his fifth solo-album under the moniker Ducktails. St. Catherine features 11 catchy and dreamy pop tracks that put Mondanile’s artistic range on full display. Two of the album’s singles, “Headbanging in the Mirror” and “Surreal Exposure”, were released with music videos earlier this month.

Ducktails is playing a special record release show tonight in Los Angeles, and will subsequently tour across North America throughout August and into September. “St. Catherine” is available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and all major outlets. Check out the tour schedule and buy tickets here.

Purchase St. Catherine via Domino Recording Co. »

Stay up-to-date on the latest Ducktails news via the official website »

Mac DeMarco – “No Other Heart”

Yesterday, the Canadian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mac DeMarco released another track off his forthcoming mini-LP Another One. The combination of lover-boy chord progressions and subtle guitar riffs of “No Other Heart” makes us feel as if everything will be all right. With two tracks in past week, Mac is keeping us firmly on the edge of our seats until the album drops next month.

Pre-Order Another One via Omnian Music Group »

Grab some awesome Captured Tracks merch here »

Run The Jewels Releases First Single from Meow the Jewels

For the past year, Run The Jewels has been releasing snippets of tracks, commercials, and other promotional material for their new album Meow The Jewels. This latest venture for the hip-hop duo came about after a Kickstarter campaign raised over $60,000 to make an album entirely out of cat noises. As promised in the campaign, El-P and Killer Mike have been producing Meow The Jewels, a full re-recording of Run The Jewels 2 using only meows, growls, and purrs.

The first single off the album, “Meowrly”, is available on SoundCloud for streaming. The track, produced by BOOTS, is a remix of RTJ’s original song, “Early”. Believe it or not, it actually sounds pretty good.

Listen to “Meowrly” on SoundCloud »

Watch El-P audition cats for the album »

A Boogaloo Celebration at Lincoln Center

The third edition of the Lincoln Center’s Sound + Vision is around the corner, and it is bringing some good old Boogaloo soul with it. On August 5th, Mathew Ramirez Warren will premiere his highly anticipated documentary We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo, presenting the story of the genre and its origins in the streets of New York City in the 1960s.

The following day, don’t miss We Like it Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration concert at Damrosch Park with performances from Joe Bataan and Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers. The night is sure to be an outstanding spectacle accompanied by special guests Richie Ray and Pete Rodriguez.

Click here for more information about the concert from Lincoln Center Out of Doors »

Purchase tickets for the premiere of We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo »

Check out some classic Boogaloo tunes on Fania’s website »

Lord Finesse – The SP1200 Project: A Re-Awakening

Legendary hip-hop producer Lord Finesse is back with his new instrumental album The SP1200 Project: A Re-Awakening. Selected as Soulspazm’s Spotify Album of the Week, Finesse blends together 90’s boom bap drums with hard hitting horn melodies. A mainstay of the “Golden Age of Hip-Hop”, Finesse is an original player in the rise of the East Coast scene. As the leader of D.I.T.C., the Bronx native has worked with a variety of artists, such as Big L, Dr. Dre, and Fat Joe. Despite a long period of silence, this project shows Finesse has no intentions of throwing in the towel any time soon.

Listen to The SP1200 Project: A Re-Awakening on Spotify »

Purchase the x2LP via Slice of Spice »

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