CITIES AVIVPhoto credited to Rimar Villaseñor

Cities Aviv remerged today with the release of two new songs tied together with a single message. “Neutralizer” and “Graced and Blessed” are the first hints of many new offerings from the Memphis contemporary artist. Gavin Mays (Cities Aviv) says”I wrote these songs during the demise of a meaningful friendship. I also wrote these songs for young black kids who turn on the radio and hear the feedback loops.” As FADER puts it, the two tracks “almost sound like they were made by two different people, which is part of what tells you they were both made by Cities Aviv.” Cities Aviv will also be playing a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight, February 26th.

Listen: Neutralizer / Graced and Blessed –


OF MONTREAL of Montreal photo by Chad Kamenshine

Anticipating next week’s release of their new album Aureate Gloom, of Montreal are now streaming their new LP exclusively via NPR. The band is about to launch a US tour in support of the new album, making  pit stop at SXSW as they cross the U.S.. Listen to Aureate Gloom below and check here all upcoming tour dates.


STREAM: Aureate Gloom -

EMILE HAYNIEphoto by Ignacio Alegre Garcia

Emile Haynie is back today to share the video for his We Fall album lead single “Falling Apart.” The video the third release from We Fall, following singles “Come Find Me” and “Wait For Life,” tracks that featured vocals from the likes of Lykke Li and Lana Del Rey. We Fall has garnered widespread praise from Complex Magazine, The New York Times, FADER, Grantland, and

WATCH: “Falling Apart” –

Emile Haynie
We Fall
February 24, 2015

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MOCKYPhoto credit Dalton Blanco

After sharing two singles, “Sweet Things” and “Howlin’ At The Moon,” Mocky is now sharing his EP, Living Time: The Moxtape Vol. II, as a stream and free download via WIRED Magazine. The EP release follows Mocky’s announcement of a forthcoming full length release titled Key Change, arriving this summer via Mocky’s Heavy Sheet label.

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Living Time: The Moxtape Vol II 


After releasing his I Love Makonnen EP in December and seeing a Grammy nomination for its breakout hit “Tuesday,” genre-bending artist ILOVEMAKONNEN is now announcing his first headlining US tour. The Loudest of the Loud tour will begin in New York City at the end of April and continue cross country until its mid-May close in San Francisco. The tour will feature special guest along the way.  A 48-hour fan pre-sale is running on right now, where fans can enter a lottery for a chance to get early access to tickets. Pre-sale winners will be notified this Thursday. Tickets will be on sale to the public on Friday, February 27th. Check out the tour dates below and expect new music from ILOVEMAKONNEN coming very soon.

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4/28/15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
4/29/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/01/15 – Washington, D.C. – Howard Theatre
5/02/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
5/03/15 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
5/04/15 – Milleville, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
5/07/15 –  Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
5/08/15 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
5/09/15 – Chicago, IL – Metro
5/12/15 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
5/14/15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
5/15/15 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
5/16/15 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent