We’re happy to announce that COOG Radio and Warehouse Live have teamed up to give away a pair of tickets to each Warehouse Live show! Our first giveaway is for The Bright Light Social Hour this Friday, May 23. Just comment on this Facebook post to enter for a chance to win some free tickets. Make sure to like us on Facebook to get updates on ticket giveaways for upcoming shows including Gucci Mane, The Head and The Heart, Explosions in the Sky, and much more. Stay tuned
Here’s the video for Monotony, a cut from antifolk musician Willis Earl Beal’s (whom I fell in love with after seeing him perform live some time ago) debut album Acousmatic Sorcery. It’s out now on XL imprint Hot Charity; buy it here and/or stream it below.
If you haven’t already heard, J. Tillman has left Fleet Foxes and is pursuing his own work under the moniker Father John Misty. Earlier this year he released a video for the first single “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” which features a chilling cameo by Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza. Tillman has since released a new video for “Nancy From Now On”, a playful look at the darker side of intimacy. It’s a bit NSFW, so if you want you can also grab the track from Stereogum. Make sure to look out for the 5/1 release of Fear Fun on Sub Pop, as well as an upcoming performance at Fitzgerald’s May 24th. Enjoy.
Did you happen to catch Purity Ring last time they were in town? It was a free show at Fitz’s, but it was good enough to have paid for. They make gorgeous electronic music set to slow-rolling hip hop inspired beats, with female vocals on top. They’ve signed to Last Gang Records and indie giant 4AD, which is home to indie bigwigs like Bon Iver, Gang Gang Dance, The National, Deerhunter, Grimes, and many more. Purity Ring will release their debut full-length on July 24th, presumably through 4AD, so keep your eyes peeled.
UPDATE: Albums’s called Swing Lo Magellan and it’s out July 10th.
Haven’t heard news this good in a bit. Dirty Projectors are supposedly releasing a new long player sometime this spring. Their last one, BitteOrca,was a classic. Anyways, enough gushing, check out a new track from the upcoming album.
As Brooklyn Vegan points out, Laurel Halo is releasing her debut full-length through Hyperdub, a favorite here at COOG Radio [see The FewTure with DJ Arc]. Laurel Halo has released two excellent EP’s, King Felix and Hour Logic. Her new LP, Quarantine drops June 5th, with another EP due sometime between now and then.
If you were bummed that Drake didn’t hit Houston during his first wave of announced Club Paradise shows, rest easy. He’ll be hitting the Toyota Center on May 17th. Tickets are on sale tomorrow, so act quickly. Trust me, they sell out fast. Also, his video for “Take Care” is out tomorrow, with a video for “HYFR” to follow in the near future. Check out all the other dates here.
Tune in this Thursday from 5-7 pm for a special Houston Hip-hop edition of Coast2Coast with DJs Gregorio and Alex P.
This show will celebrate the DJ Screw and the Rise of Houston Hip Hop exhibit that is now on display in the M.D. Anderson library, as well as the Awready!: Houston Hip Hop Conference coming to campus next Wednesday, March 28th. Find out more information on the events here.
Hahaha. What I look like a year later re-releasing my last album? Not icey. Bitch I’m icey.
Yeahh, so if you were hoping for a hard copy of Nostalgia, Ultra., too bad. One of the songs to be included on that non-release was “Whip Appeal.” It’s already been taken off of Frank’s soundcloud, but here’s a vimeo version. We’ll see how long this video lasts.