I don’t cover that much hip-hop but I was like why not this one because Myke Bogan is on this label called Eyrst Records.
That labels happen to have The Last Artful, Dodgr who I caught at Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle.
Myke’s upcoming album Pool Party drops on August 18th.
Have a listen to the song Gravy which features Michael Christmas
Portland’s hip hop and r&b scene has really come into the public eye within the last year, and Eyrst Records, an imprint that was started by producer Neill Von Tally and former Portland Blazers player Martell Webster, is in the middle of that scene. The label’s next release is LA-by-way-of-Portland MC, Myke Bogan. Past Bogan releases hit the number 14 spot on iTunes Top 100 and the Bandcamp hip-hop charts the day it dropped, and he’s been covered by AllHipHop.com, The Source, Flood, Okayplayer.com, Hip Hop Weekly and even XXL’s The Break. He has successfully set the precedent for his stylized visuals and dynamic delivery, coupled with a charismatic and fiery persona, earning him more than 800,000 video views and landing on the same stage as hip-hop legends Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and more. Myke played a bunch of festivals this summer and fall tour plans are firming up.
Brooklyn-based project Yoke Lore today dropped the EP Goodpain via Arts and Crafts.
“Of the name Glavin says, “A ‘yoke’ is something that holds things together. ‘Lore’ means a set of stories or a collection of ideas about an event, time, or culture. I want to tell stories about how things are bound and held together. I think something’s value is in its relationship to everything else. Work in the joints; where things come together.”
Wilsen is a Brooklyn trio led by singer/songwriter Tamsin Wilson, Drew Arndt on bass and Johnny Simon on guitar.
Their debut album I Go Missing In My Sleep drops on April 28, 2017 via Secret City Records.
Listen to this lovely track called Final.
Reminder that Wilsen will be playing Ottawa/Hull on April 26th at Minotaure.
I still say nothing beats the original version of this song.
French & American duo Freedom Fry has done an acoustic folky version of The Cranberries’ 90s hit Linger.
Have a listen!
Here is the original version.
Right now in America is election season (Trump vs Clinton).
On the theme of that, Brooklyn band Woods has released a music video for Politics of Free directed by Robbie Simon.
Taken from their ninth studio album City Sun Eater in the River of Light.
Solange dropped two music videos from her album A Seat at the Table.
While it’s no “Losing You” but she is trying to be an artist in her own right or taking a page from her sister’s album Lemonade.
Check out these two music videos.
Taken from the press release.
So you should check out this musician.
Oklahoma born, LA based Amy Kuney is taking it two steps further. For the next three months starting on August 16th, Kuney will be releasing one single per month to give listeners a taste of her gorgeous voice and beautifully emotional songs. The first single, Where I Can’t Follow, is a heart wrenching song that perfectly showcases Kuney’s talent as a singer and songwriter. Check it out here.
While her roots lie in the U.S., Kuney has been getting a lot of love north of the border. Her song Gasoline Rainbows hit #1 on the Canadian Rock charts after its release as the title track of a benefit album for the Gulf oil spill of 2010. This album featured Kuney alongside Phoenix, The Black Keys, The National, and many others. The song was subsequently featured on a recent episode of So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Check out the video from SYTYCDC here.
Kuney’s musical and charitable inclination comes from a place far deeper than most people can credit. At the age of 13, her world was turned on its side when her father was called to be a missionary in Honduras. She moved with her father and her family to the impoverished country that was in the process of recovering from a hurricane. On top of dealing with the typical issues that a young teenager struggles with, she slipped into culture shock as the poverty, disease, and the idea that human life isn’t so precious in other parts of the world slowly seeped in. She struggled with the new language and had a hard time making friends, but made the best of her situation. Four years after the move, Kuney’s world was rocked again and an incident occurred that would change her forever. On a sightseeing trip in Guatemala, rebels hijacked her tour van and Kuney along with fellow missionary kids were held hostage, unsure of whether they would survive or not. Though they were rescued, a dear friend died trying to protect them. Her dream of becoming an artist was sparked then and she promised that she would take hold of her second chance at life and pursue her dream.
Since then, Kuney hasn’t wasted any time in making that dream come to fruition. She has been recording music and touring from coast to coast, sharing the stage with Damien Rice, Kate Voegele, Gavin Rossdale, Jason Reeves, and The Veronicas among others. She has locked herself away for the past few months, writing and co-producing new music.
Be sure to keep your ears perked up for her upcoming singles and a taste of what’s to follow!