Black Lips Release Video For I’ll Be With You


Amidst the frenzy drummed up from their on-stage collabos with Wu Tang impresario GZA at SXSW earlier this month, The Black Lips have premiered a brand new video for “I’ll Be With You,” another standout from their latest Vice Records offering, 200 Million Thousand. Premiered last week on MTV2’s Subterranean, you can currently catch footage from the show and some extras over at their blog. Need more? There’s the Bandstand Busking performance of the song from the Lips’ stop in London earlier this year. Tired of visuals? MP3 is available below as well.

Watch The Video For “I’ll Be With You” From The Black Lips’ 200 Million Thousand

Download “I’ll Be With You” From The Black Lips’ 200 Million Thousand

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Floating Action Connect On Live Video, Cover-Loaded Podcast


North Carolina eccentric Seth Kaufman, now laying his weirdo-pop to tape under the Floating Action moniker, is gearing up for the release of his latest Park The Van offering on April 21. In the run up to its street date, Kaufman is feverishly churning out audio/visual trinkets and treats, namely a 30 minute podcast featuring tastes of the record, and a whole slew of cover gems including but certainly not limited to Little Joy’s “Play The Part” and Dr. Dog’s “Breeze”. What’s more, the band recently took a trip to Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans to shoot a simple live clip of album-standout “To Connect,” also one of the songs the band captured during their Daytrotter Session late last year. All this after a successful SXSW, where the band hocked their Austin Chronicle approved brand of “neo-hippie retro.” Wrap you’re your head around that descriptor with the audio and info below.

Watch And Share Floating Action’s Performance Of “To Connect”

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Floating Action Tracklist:
01 50 Lashes
02 Marie Claire
03 To Connect
04 Unrobbed
05 Edge of the World
06 So Vapor
07 Don’t Stop (Loving Me Now)
08 Cinder Cone
09 Cinder Cone (part II)
10 Dying Punch
11 Could You Save Me
12 Say Goodbye
13 Tide of Green
14 Pills to Grind

What The Press Is Saying About Floating Action:

“He invokes those classic, soul staples of deep and penetrating bass lines, simple but ideal and perfect lyrics about the troubles of love and jingling guitars. He gives you the jitters and the absolute sway is all his.”Daytrotter

“Singing in a perilously offhand, but soulful, upper register, Kauffman brings to mind Alex Chilton (sonically) and Tom Waits (stylistically) …this delightfully twisted platter will get under your skin like nothing you’ve heard all year.”
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“…sounds for all the world like a sampler drawn from the Numero Group archives, bringing together the label’s regional R&B collections, island-hopping exotica, and lost roots records. But it’s actually the work of one North Carolina music theorist who’s apparently run out of junk shops to rummage through for funky old 45s, and has decided to make tomorrow’s curios today”The Onion A.V. Club

Floating Action Tour Dates:
04-15 Washington, DC – DC9
04-16 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live (w/Toubab Krewe)
04-17 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (w/Acid Mothers Temple)
04-19 Scranton, PA – The Bog (w/And The Moneynotes)
04-21 Fort Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail (w/Orange Opera)
04-25 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre (w/Toubab Krewe)
05-30 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle (w/Max Indian, Fox Teeth)

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Definitive Jux Travels Through Time with New Compilation, Out This Week


Definitive Jux Presents Time Travel (Vol. 1) (Definitive Jux Records)
Release Date: 04/14/09

Definitive Jux is taking fans through a hip hop journey from the 1990’s to the present with a new compilation hitting stores this week. Definitive Jux Presents Time Travel allows fans to literally travel through time with the label that has “blessed open-minded hip-hop fans with the most sonically bold and lyrically dense music” [The Source].

Like all Jux releases, Time Travel is anything but predictable. Classic singles from Aesop Rock, El-P, Cannibal Ox, Mr. Lif, and more sidle up next to newer offerings from the likes of UK hip hop sensation Dizzee Rascal and jazzy-funk band Chin Chin, before jetting into the future with yet to be released singles by Junk Science, Danny, and Cage, who’s “Nothing Left to Say” should more than whet fans appetites for his newest album, Depart From Me, due this summer. The compilation is rounded out with exclusive remixes  such as Fatboy Slim’s take on The Mighty Underdogs’ “Laughing at You” and Blockhead’s version of Hangar 18’s “Beatslope”.

Time Travel (Vol. 1) comes just as Def Jux prepares for the release of several highly anticipated albums, including a long in demand re-issue of Company Flow’s classic Funcrusher Plus, the 1997 album that “had a galvanizing effect on the underground hip-hop scene…paving the way for a new brand of avant-garde experimentalism that blatantly defied commercial considerations” [AllMusic.com] and a new album from the chronically disturbed (and musically genius) Cage. Both albums will hit stores this summer.

Start time traveling with Company Flow’s “Population Control,” below, and continue the trip with an exclusive preview of the compilation available now at DefinitiveJux.net

Company Flow – “Population Control” [1997]

Tracklist:
1)   Cannibal Ox “Iron Galaxy”
2)   Camutao “Hold The Floor”
3)   Aesop Rock “Fast Cars”
4)   Cage “Hell’s Winter”
5)   Tasmanian Pain Coaster  El-P
6)   Mr. Lif “Brothaz”
7)   Dizzee Rascal (feat. UGK) “Where’s Da G’s” (El-P Remix)
8)   Rob Sonic “Dylsexia (Aesop Rock Remix)
9)   Hangar 18  “Beatslope (Blockhead Remix)
10) The Mighty Underdogs (feat. Casual) “Laughing At You (Fatboy Slim Remix)
11) Aesop “Tomorrow Morninig”
12) Chin Chin “Some Like It Hot”
13) Cage “Nothing Left To Say”
14) Company Flow “Population Control”
15) Junk Science “Firedrill”
16) Danny “Just Friends Live”
17) El-P “TODT” (Daryyl Palumbo Remix)
18) Cool Calm Pete “Get With The Times”
19) Despot “Crap Artist”
20) Camu Tao “Plot For a Little Bit”

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King Khan and The Shrines Tease iTunes Exclusive On Prefix


King Khan And The Shrines’ What Is?! is due in less than two weeks, and the sweat-soul madness of “Land of the Freak” is running wild across the web. iTunes purchasers can look forward to an extra special addition to their version of the album – a 20-minute live video/documentary. It’s called Mr Supernatural, and features content filmed from the tour in support of the Khan album of the same name. Yesterday, Prefix premiered the trailer for the film, which features Khan and company’s storied stage show. Speaking of the stage show, Khan’s US tour kicks off at the end of the month at the 9:30 Club in DC.

Watch and Share King Khan’s Mr. Supernatural Trailer From What Is?! (iTunes Version) [Vice Records;  April 21st]

King Khan And The Shrines Tour Dates:
04-29 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
04-30 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
05-01 Music Hall of Willamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
05-02 Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
05-03 Santos Partyhouse – NYC
05-07 Paradise – Boston, MA
05-08 Babylon – Ottawa, ON
05-09 La Sasa Rossa – Montreal, PQ
05-12 Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON
05-13 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
05-14 Wexner Center – Columbus, OH
05-15 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
05-16 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
05-19 The Warehouse – Calgary, AB
05-20 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
05-22 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
05-23 Sasquatch Festival – Quincy, WA
05-25 Dante’s – Portland, OR
05-28 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
05-29 Echo – Los Angeles, CA
05-30 Echo – Los Angeles, CA

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Orchard CEO Shares Perspective on Free Music on Hypebot


As part of a week long exploration into the meaning and value of “free”, Hypebot asked some of the music industry’s most forward thinkers the value and future of free music.  Here Greg Scholl, President & Chief Executive of The Orchard shares his perspective on “free”.

You asked us to share a perspective about “free music”.  Setting aside illegal filesharing, we think about free music in two ways:

Services that make music free to the consumer and generate payments to rights holders from other means (to date, mostly via some form of streaming access-on-demand, and a combination of ad-supported models or fixed/bundled price “all you can eat” approaches); and Free music downloads given away as promotional tools.

“Being something consumers love is important, but not enough.”