Today Sinkane confirmed details of his new studio album ‘Life & Livin’ It’, set for release on February 10th, 2017 worldwide via @CitySlang. The New York-based project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Ahmed Gallab also announced initial headlining worldwide tour dates, and released a Nick Bentgen-directed music video for the album’s first single, “U’Huh.” Premiering today at @NPRMusic, the video for “U’Huh” is a powerful celebration of perseverance and was shot at Brooklyn’s Union Pool. In single “U’Huh”, Sinkane shares a much-needed dose of optimism, repeating the refrain “We’re all gonna be alright / Kulu shi tamaam”. Watch it below, and as always, all tourdates in our tourdates section
Lambchop are officially back, with what is undoubtedly one of the best albums of their career.
"A remarkable case of sonic reinvention” ????? The Independent "FLOTUS still sounds like Lambchop, even when it sounds nothing like they have done before, filled with warmth, wistful nostalgia and soft, autumnal light” ???? The Guardian “A natural continuation of the Lambchop legacy" 4/5 The Times "As lush and gorgeous as any of their past work” 8.0 Pitchfork "FLOTUS is highly processed, highly textured--and yet for the most part, it sounds surprisingly natural and unforced.” 4/5 Album of The Month - MOJO "An album which may turn out to be one of their best and most accessible.” 4/5 Album of The Month - Uncut Magazine
Roger Sellers is a lot of things. He’s a minimalist composer with a knack for making hypnotic, enveloping songs from a few repeated musical phrases. He’s a gifted musician who is mostly self-taught, having abandoned formal study because it was draining the life from his work. He’s a self-described disciple of Phil Collins. What he is not, however — despite multiple press reports to the […] READ ON
The story of Gold Panda’s journey from an acclaimed debut record to now, as he prepares to release his third full length album, is an entirely circular one. Hailing from Chelmsford Essex in the UK, in the six years since the release of his genre-defining debut album ‘Lucky Shiner’, the electronic artist most comfortable with the moniker Derwin Panda spent the subsequent years splitting […] READ ON
The band’s debut album is intent on dismantling the ideas western listeners have about popularized Tuareg music. This new wave of Tuareg musicians sound very different to the desert distortion that accompanies groups like Mdou Moctar or Group Inerane. Instead, it finds a calm and passionate soul, provides sumptuous slow burners, and a complexity of composition that hasn’t been demonstrated […] READ ON
“It took me 15 fucking years to feel brave enough to do this!” Joel Wästberg, the Swedish producer behind the eccentric sir Was alias, confesses. “To reach the point where I could let myself do this was a long struggle. But once I felt less scared, it was kind of easy. It just came out, like: ‘This is the sound!’”
New York’s Nada Surf return in March 2016 with You Know Who You Are. The band’s eighth record and fourth for City Slang was produced by long-time comrade Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording n Hoboken, NJ. The album marks the band’s first as an official quartet with the core unit – singer/ songwriter/guitarist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca and drummer Ira […] READ ON