lee fields keeps the promo train going full steam as he gears up for a european tour with a mad sexy video for the title track from his latest album. in other news, mr. fields is performing in marfa, texas with black joe lewis this sunday. really lee? really?? marfa?!? messed up, fam.
there’s just way too much swagger going on in this video. you’re missing out on a real good time if you aren’t listening to mr. fields’ new album on the daily. faithful man is out now via truth & soul.
hopefully you remember us posting about the stuyvesants amazingly soulful production the first time around, and are as excited about this as i am. two album’s worth of instrumental beats for any mood and any time of day from the best producers not currently on your radar. both albums can be streamed and downloaded at the link below. shout out to the brooklyn circus as usual.
god bless grizzly for waking me up at 1am with a text about charles bradley. up top we have a video from the soul singer featuring daptones’ menahan street band (dap-kings, el michels affair, etc) live from sxsw. if watching that doesn’t win you over, then a). you have no soul, b). pick up his recently released album, no time for dreaming, and c). i hate you.
i swear, may 10th just can’t get here soon enough. with a guaranteed album of the year contender on his hands, raphael saadiq gives us a little background (and a lot of style) on his upcoming album. dig it.
this was actually from a few nights ago, but you know…*shrug*. fitz, his awkward stage moves, and the tantrums drop by conan for a performance from their debut album. definitely worth copping if you have yet to do so. and by the way, fantastic suit, but come on, sneakers?? it’s not like comfort is an issue here. clearly you’re okay with being slightly restricted in movement on stage since you’re wearing a slim fit suit, but sneakers? really? wait…what kind of blog is this again?
alright, i’m gonna have to take about the latest late pass ever on these dudes. we’ve been following each other on twitter for months and i was familiar with them being from the boston area. sadly, i was also under the assumption that they were some random indie band. but i finally got around to listening to their 2009 ep stick up kids a couple of weeks ago, and can i just say HOT DAMN. it’s downright depressing that i haven’t spent the past year blasting this ep like i have the past two weeks. if you wanna hear what it would sound like if cee-lo, prince, and morris day & the time had the funnest studio session ever, download this free ep asap. and don’t let the funk/soul tag fool you, the band are currently working on their full lenth debut, which included working with the teddy riley and none other than chino moreno of deftones fame. big things are ahead for the men of bad rabbits, make sure you’re on board.
sweet, sweet day that is new music from raphael saadiq. looks like we’ve got our first taste from a best of contender. mr. tone is going to be following up his criminally underrated 2008 LP with a new record set to drop this march entitled stone rollin’. color this bear beyond excited.
aloe blacc and the grand scheme stop by the french television show le grand journal and lay down one of the smoother cuts from good things. the performance and interview that follows start at the 9:00 minute mark. stream the video at the link below.
after a slow musical weekend, finally, finally, FINALLY aloe blacc’s good things, which is sure to be one of the best albums of 2010 (and recent memory), is up for streaming. gotta give it up to the good people at stones throw and npr for bringing you this gem. hit the link below for the goods.
you know your group is on the right track when you get the nod from mr. timberlake himself. fitz & the tantrums join the ranks of the small but powerful army leading the modern soul revival that’s got enthusiasts like myself on board. with a short existence and an EP under their belt, the LA natives have dropped their debut album pickin’ up the pieces via dangerbird (minus the bear, hot hot heat, etc) and shared the stage with the likes of sharon jones & dap-kings and maroon 5. with their album dropping last week, i’m sure there’s plenty of steam to be gained for the group, so keep an eye out. pick up their debut here (where you can also stream their album and EP), and grab a free track below.
so i’ve been a selfish bear and have been keeping the genius that is plan b to myself. the UK-based grime rapper has released easily one of the best albums of 2010 in his soul-concept album the defamation of strickland banks, which is based around the downfall of a fictional pop star. after an introduction to grizzly, the album has been getting non-stop play around these parts, and i’m sure those of you in the know can safely say the same thing. well today plan b is giving away an album b-side that is supposed to be the song that got fictional star strickland banks famous. while i can definitely see why the track is a b-side (it pales in comparison to any of the album tracks), it’s cool to have another song that adds depth to the concept. after a quick mailing list sign up, give this one a download and save for after you hear the brilliance that is the defamation of strickland banks.
outasight keeps the funky going with the latest track from his upcoming project never say never once again jumping on a 6th sense joint. lovin’ the vibe going on here. nsn drops august 10th. get on board.