Yaegi is a South Korean pop artist who blends house music and art pop. She is releasing a new EP at the end of March and first track from it, “Noonside”, has been released. It’s beautiful house track that subtly adds layers as it continues. Yaegi EP will be released 3/31 via Godmode.
Former music critic from Edmonton Rollie Pemberton makes music under the name Cadence Weapon. He’s dropped a new single called My Anthem (Woooo) that was produced up fast-rising Canadian DJ Kaytranada.
Brother Ali, a Minneapolis Muslim rapper, who suffers from albinism and is part of Atmosphere’s Rhymesayers group, has dropped a new track called “Pen to Paper”. The song is about his come-up and origin story. Check it out below:
The Mish Way led punks White Reaper have shared their second track, the title track, from their new album The World’s Best American Band. Like the previous shared track “Judy French”, it sounds cleaner than stuff they’ve previously produced. The album will be released 4/7 via Polyvinyl.
Prolific post-harcore group Self Defense Family has their first release of 2017 ready to go. It’s a 7″ and the first track is called “Maybe You Could Explain It To Me”. It’s softer than most of their work. Listen to it via Brooklyn Vegan.
Shoegazers Dead Leaf Echo are coming out with an EP called Strawberry Skin on 3/31 via Paper Cup Music. Listen to the title track below:
Modern new wave influenced band CO/NTRY (pronounced Country) has released a new track and have announced a new album as follow-up to their 2014 debut Failure. They nicknamed their style “sleaze-wave” and is heavily influenced by early 80’s Cure. The new album is called Cell Phone 1 and will be out sometime in April via Fantôme Records. Listen here thanks to Brooklyn Vegan.
Videos Worth Watching:
Peter Sagar, aka Homeshake, has released a video for his song “Every Single Thing”. Sagar was part of Mac Demarco’s band and the track is pop influenced R&B.
Thrash-punkers Iron Reagan have put out a video for their song “A Dying World” from their new album Crossover Ministry!
Something is happening on Thursday with Lorde, possibly a new single. We know to expect a new album sometime in the next few months but this is the first time we’ve heard something that is suspected to be from it. It came via a TV ad in her home country on New Zealand and is of her and maybe her driver chilling in a car, sipping some drinks, and listening to what we suspect to be new Lorde music. Watch below:
Future may have a third straight album coming out in as many weeks. He released Future on 2/17 and HNDRXX on 2/24. Both albums are solid and have gone #1. According to the Ellen website, Future is performing Thursday and “he has the #1 album in the country this week with Future, and is attempting to have three #1 albums in a row in three weeks — which will make him the first in history to do that!” It would be pretty cool to see that happen and is cool to see Future being his incredibly prolific self again.
AP is reporting that the car Tupac Shakur was fatally shot in has sold for $1.5 million.
Memphis rapper Young Dolph somehow survived 100 shots fired at him, possibly thanks to a bullet-proof truck. According to BET, on Saturday night in Charlotte someone rammed his truck head on and fired more than 100 shots at the truck. He escaped unharmed and went on to perform later that night.
Announced Tours & Festivals:
Pitchfork have announced the headlines for their annual music festival. LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange will headline the three day festival. More info about tickets here.
Sasquatch! Festival has announced their full-day lineups. Tickets here.
Ween have announced the tour dates for their summer tour. More info here.