Childish Gambino released his new mixtape STN MTN on October 2, and his EP Kauai the very next day. On “Sober,” a stripped down slow jam, Gambino shows off his singing chops. Gambino, the alter-ego of actor and comedian Donald Glover, will play at the Austin City Limits Music Festival this Friday and he will be here in NYC on October 30th at the Barclay’s Center for Power 105.1’s Powerhouse.
We here at EV2BK can’t stop listening to the new release from Alt-J, This is All Yours. As a follow up to their 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave, this new album is remarkable. It’s at times haunting and strange and at others progressive and though-provoking. Regardless of the lackluster Pitchfork review yesterday, their ascent continues. They are playing sold out shows across Europe this month and, unfortunately for those who didn’t get tickets early, their show here in NYC at the Beacon is already sold out too!
Although drummer Thom Green quipped about “Left Hand Free” in a Guardian interview saying “I tried to make the drums as clichéd as possible,” the track is extremely catchy so I’m sure they will be laughing about that cliche all the way to the bank.
Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s released her first solo album Crush Songs this month. The album is intimate and small but it packs an emotional punch. The lo-fi sound brings the listener in and each song’s brevity leaves you wanting more – 15 songs are squeezed into just 26 minutes.
KOOL & KASS ARE PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS, A SYNCRETIC SUPERSOUL THAT HARNESSES THE MAGNANIMITY OF THE PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC OCEANS THROUGH RAPS THAT MERELY SOUND LIKE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE BUT ARE IN FACT BOTH ASTRAL AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERIC IN SPIRIT AND RHYTHMIC NATURE
The official video for the lead single “PLEASANCE (WDGAF)” from their forthcoming Peaceful Solutions mixtape premiered today over at Noisey, check it out today!
FKA Twigs continues to be one of the most interesting artists to hit the scene this summer. If you have not heard her latest single “Two Weeks”, press play NOW. Her transformative, ethereal sound on this track begs a second, third and tenth listen.