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Listen to David Baron’s People of No Concern’ (feat. Lettie & Madeleine)

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, mixer and engineer David Baron has released his new single, ‘People of No Concern’ (feat. Lettie & Madeleine)  via Here & Now Recordings. Here he collaborates with 11-year-old Madeleine, an avid singer, guitar player and gymnast, and Lettie, a London based singer-songwriter composer who has, since 2008, released three albums with Baron.

David inherited his musical proclivity from his father, Aaron Baron – a renowned remote recording pioneer. He was the man behind  Location Recorders, hired to record ‘Stage Fright’ for The Band at the Woodstock Playhouse, and he also recorded BB King, The Allman Brothers Band, Blue Oyster Cult, Barbara Streisand, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Chicago, Todd Rundgren.

The emotional imprint of ‘People of No Concern’ (feat. Lettie & Madeleine)  moves beyond the melodic vocals and thoughtful songcraft. Baron has created what he describes as “ a magical musical conversation between two angels.”  He goes on to explain: “Combining small string ensemble, classical piano, and evolving EMS Synthi analogue tones with the power of human voices both young and older.”

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Broke For Free, shares a brand new video titled, “Jibberish” feat. Awon.

Oakland-based artist/producer, Broke For Free, shares a brand new video titled, “Jibberish” feat. Awon. It’s the latest visual to be released off his upcoming visual album, BFF, which is due out in May. The single/video, as well with the rest of the vids on the album, was written, directed and produced by Tom himself.

The new single/video features vocals from VA wordsmith, Awon. He describes the song as “a cross-pollination of genres with a feel-good vibe that oozes positivity with an air of cool.”

An ode to shower-thought concepts and DE(everything)Y hustle, BFF is an unfiltered peak into a creative’s mind.  After working on GoPro’s music content for years, Tom took his pages on pages of film-centric ideas and brought them to life through this audio visual project, BFF.  Broke For Free is the musician, producer, director, filmer and editor behind this project.

Broke For Free (BFF) is the moniker of Oakland based musician and creative, Tom Cascino. Tom started making music in his bedroom in 2012, taking it full-time in 2017.  This DE(everything)Y project blends Tom’s unpredictable arrangements, guitar layers, syncopated beats, cinematography, design, and editing to give you an authentic peek into his head. Broke For Free’s work has a sense of cohesion that’s hard to define; it captures a unique vibe, a good feeling.

His influences range from Outkast, Tycho, Modest Mouse, Khruangbin, Mac Demarco to Tyler the Creator, giving his sound an unique pallet of genres and moods.


02. Forever Wavvy
03. My Attn (ft. Johnny Smathers, Elijah Daxx, LVNDR)
04. Rate
05. Jibberish (ft. Awon)
06. California Kid
07. I’m Just Sconed, Man (ft. Still Woozy, Dominique)
08. Do It Again
09. Forget Your Knots
10. Cid Boys
11. Anyway
12. Jibberish (Instrumental)

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Amycanbe’s ‘Grano (Flow Mix by Mark Plati)’ is a breathtaking tour-de-force

Amycanbe have released a sterling remix of their 2015 track ‘Grano’ by Mark Plati, to be included on their latest album White Slide EP. Plati has worked extensively with the band before, dating back to 2009, and also produced their 2011 album ‘Mountain Whales.’

For our last few records we collaborated with Mark Plati (who has mixed 90% of our songs since 2009); he really has a good ear for music!” says Amycanbe’s Marco. “He has the talent to get the maximum potential from a song, as we envision it in our minds. For example ‘Grano’ is absolutely perfect; exactly how I imagined it. It has always been our favorite song from the Wolf album, and probably one of his favorites as well. He chose it for a remix (almost a re-work), which we would like to include here in this release – very nice, great fun!

Mark Plati’s ‘Flow Mix’ adds a whole new dimension to the track, adding atmospheric layers while maintaining a sense of respect for the original. The result is a breathtaking tour-de-force of synths and basslines, certainly reinvigorating interest in the 2015 version.

Read our previous piece on Amycanbe’s live version of their single, White Slide here

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New York-based, indie folk, singer songwriter Greg Jacquin debuts his new single ‘Store Policy.’

Today, New York-based, indie folk, singer songwriter Greg Jacquin debuts his new single “Store Policy.” Substream Magazine announced his upcoming East Coast tour dates, highlighting his LP Release Show at Rockwood Music Hall on 2/15 and exclusively premiered the track, praising, “‘Store Policy’ is tender and sweet from its very first note. Jacquin’s guitar chords are warm and inviting, and the piano line is simple and sweet.” “Store Policy” is the third single off his forthcoming LP, Clocks Slow Down, out on Friday, February 15th. Jacquin has announced East Coast tour dates in support of the album, and will be celebrating on release day with a performance at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall. See below for all his upcoming dates. Clocks Slow Down LP is out February 15th on all streaming platforms. 

Greg Jacquin and bandmates Paul Griffin (piano, keys, vocals), Rich Berta (guitar, vocals), Peter Wilson (drums) and Lalit Loomba (bass) recorded Clocks Slow Down, a beautiful collection of eleven original songs. The album is a sprawling statement of sadness and hopelessness, pain and suffering, rebuilding and self-discovery, with a dash of politics and humor, too. This time around, Jacquin enlisted another impressive crew of musicians for the album, including Andrew Bordeaux on violin and guitar, Jim Keyes and organ and electric piano and Sarah Browne on vocals. The album was recorded by Fred Gillen Jr. (Pete Seeger) at Woody’s House in Croton, NY, and mastered by Scott Hull (John Zorn, Snarky Puppy, Loudon Wainwright III, Uncle Tupelo, Edie Brickell, Ani DiFranco) at Masterdisk. The album art is by Ian Felice (The Felice Brothers).

All songs were written by Jacquin, eliciting collaboration with a variety of artists and bandmates. “Store Policy” and “Time Again” saw Lalit Loomba & Jacquin team up in their writing process, “Coffee” was written by Greg Jannacone and Jacquin, “Too Hungry For Dinner” and “Highways & Hotels” was written by Paul Griffin.


Slum Sociable releases second track ‘Castle’ off debut album

Following the release of ‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’, Slum Sociable has released the second cut ‘Castle’ off their debut album.

Comprised of Miller Upchurch and Edward Quinn, Slum Sociable had garnered much support by international radio stations such as Beats 1, BBC Radio 1 and KCRW. ‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’ has been added to a number of spotify and Apple Music playlists.

Deviating from their usual style, ‘Castle’ is more weighted from what we heard on their TQ EP. Still heartfelt with a dark theme, the gloomy track has siren-like synths and wailing vocals. The pensive single is accompanied by a hauntingly beautiful video directed by VCA filmmaker Sarah-Jayne Kernaghan.

Miller Upchurch said about the cut: “It’s a song about the walls people put up around themselves, for whatever reasons, and about trying to break through them with the intent to help.”

Recorded between Melbourne and London, the LP was produced by Russell Fawcus (The Temper Trap) and Rich Cooper (Mystery Jets). The release date is set for 13 October via Liberation Records.

Watch the video for ‘Castle’ here:


Frequency Cowboy shares new single ‘Control’

“The classically trained pianist is making waves with his own blend of idiosyncratic pop.(…)”Control” boasts a catchy, classic piano-and-guitar instrumental, and paired with Sam Hurt’s golden vocal, results in a tight indie-pop offering perfect for summer.”

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Frequency Cowboy is the pseudonym for Somerset-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Sam Hurt. He has recently shared his single ‘Control’ which is set to drop on August 4th via Dactyl Spondee Records.

Premiered by The Line of Best Fit, the track features a Wurlitzer piano as a core instrument, and is characterised by a distinctly 90’s feel.

Hurt cites a wide array of influences ranging from Beck, Talking Heads and The Police, to Sir Was, Sonic Youth and Northern Soul, and ‘Control’ effectively conveys his affinity for these artists while still maintaining a unique blend of idiosyncratic indie-pop.

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SXSW Under Fire For Immigration Clause In Contracts

The SXSW Festival, due to kick off this Friday in Austin, Texas, has come under fire from various artists on this year’s bill due to the inclusion of an “Immigration Clause” in the artist contracts.

It has been reported that a clause in the festival’s artist contracts would see organisers report undocumented foreign performers to the proper US authorities.

Roland Swenson, the CEO and co-founder of SXSW, has responded to the controversy by saying: “We understand that given the current political climate surrounding immigration, the language that was published seems strong. Violating U.S. immigration law has always carried potentially severe consequences, and we would be remiss not to warn our participating acts of the likely repercussions.”

“SXSW has been vocal in its opposition to President Trump’s Travel Ban and is working hard to build a coalition of attorneys to assist artists with issues at U.S. ports of entry during the event. We have artists from 62 countries from around the world performing and have always supported our international music community. We have never reported international showcasing artists to immigration authorities.”

Check out a teaser for this year’s SXSW event below:


Song To Song : Upcoming Terrence Malick Movie To Star Patti Smith, Flea, Arcade Fire

The exciting new film by Terrence Malik, Song to Song, will feature guest appearances by a host of musicians including Patti Smith, Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Iggy Pop and John Lydon (Sex Pistols), to name but a few.

The plot is set against the backdrop of the Austin, Texas music scene, and follows the intersecting love triangles between two couples – struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress that he ensnares (Natalie Portman).

The film was originally titled Weightless but was later changed to Song to Song. It has been in production since 2012.

The film will premiere at the SXSW Festival on March 10, before a general release date of March 17. As well as a stellar cast, Malick’s new movie will feature cameo appearances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Black Lips, Flea, John Lydon, Arcade Fire, Florence Welch, Iron & Wine, Fleet Foxes, Lykke Li, Alan Palomo and Spank Rock.

Watch the trailer for Terrence Malick’s Song to Song below:


WATCH: Upcoming Country Star Catherine McGrath Covers “Say You Love Me”

Haven’t heard of Catherine McGrath yet? It’s only a matter of time.

The London-based singer/songwriter, who hails from County-Down, has been named as one of Amazon Music’s Ones to Watch in 2017, and – at the tender age of 19 – has already signed a deal with Warner Bros Records.

Recorded in Nashville, this video – a cover of Jesse Ware’s “Say You Love Me” – is an exquisite introduction to McGrath’s bewitching, emotive voice and sensitive guitar playing.