Alela Diane and Wild Divine Are Hitting The Pavement Hard
Guess whose tour starts tomorrow? That’s right. Alela Diane and company are kicking it off at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern and then swooping all over the freakin’ place. Check out the dates HERE. And please let me know if you’d like to check out the show.
Oh and that show we talked about in Seattle… that’s not even the first chance to hear Alela tomorrow. At 7pm West Coast tyyyyme (10pm EST) Alela is stopping in KEXP with her band for a live session. Make sure you tune in.
Gang Gang Dance Take To The VHS Decks
Have I told you about this session? ‘Cause it’s pretty insane. You should watch it. Now. I’ll save the explanations.
Oh and come July, Gang Gang Dance are coming to bite your face off with their face-biting-off live extravanganzi – yea I just made the word extavanganzi up. So what? So check em out live. You won’t be sorry. Dates HERE.
Buy Early Get Now… One More Time!
Fucked Up – David Comes To Life. It’s out Tuesday. It’s getting the BEGN treatment. Just to be clear. Let’s go over it one more time. Since you got your BEGN coupons, you’ve been taking orders and payments. Now it’s time to tell Dave and Helen how many BEGN packages you presold. Just remember to order them on a separate line from the non-BEGN version of David Comes To Life. Your CDs and LPs will come with your regular order and starting Tuesday, the customers who preordered can come back in with their coupons and redeem their albums. In your box will be a corresponding number of posters that go with the package… so if you aren’t the one who unpacks the boxes, PLEASE make sure these are not thrown out, given away, hung on the walls, used for packaging, etc. These are for the BEGN paying customers.
THE 7″ES WILL NOT BE COMING THIS WEEK! They’ll be here on June 28 so make sure your customers keep the 7″ half of their coupon. Let me know if there are any questions.
Drake Loves XL Recordings
Maybe some of you got this when I sent it last week. Maybe you didn’t. Worth a resend. For sure.
Lucky us when we heard that Degrassi alum Drake released two tracks on his blog that feature not one but two of our beat friendly artists.
First off, he samples Jai Paul’s Best New Track “BTSTU.” Check it out HERE.
THEN! he remixed the SBTRKT’s awesome “Wildfire” HERE.
You can read all about it over at Pitchfork.
And of course Drake Tweeted this to his scads of followers.
Fuck Art, Let’s Dance
Sometimes during our impromptu Matador Direct dance parties Matt will come back with his cardboard and bust some headspins out while Gabe freestyles over a Claire Taylor beatbox. But on June 28, everyone can take it easy and let the hi fi do the work as we’ve got a heap of very danceable and very electronic releases hitting the streets for you and your post-late night crew.
SBTRKT’s self-titled LP and CD, Jonsi Go Out Remix 12″ and the Jai Paul Str8 Outta Mumbai 12″ are all dropping Tuesday June 28. See you in the dance tent.
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It’s Summertime And The Livin’ Is Easy
It’s 87 degrees in New York. That’s is all.
Gil Scott-Heron, RIP
As I’m sure many of you already heard over the long weekend, Gil Scott-Heron has passed away in New York City. He certainly left an indelible stamp on all of us and it was nothing short of a pleasure working on a record by such a luminous figure. Our thoughts are with anyone his life and words touched.