Jeremih readies new album, plus a mixtape called Not On My Album

Jeremih readies new album, plus a mixtape called Not On My Album

I decided to pretty much tune out everything relevant about R&B singer Jeremih after one horrifying summer incident where my mother requested to hear “that song that everyone has been talking about, ‘Birthday Sex,’ I think it’s called?” I probably would have told you he was just a one-hit wonder, a novelty act, if you had asked me about him just days ago.

BUT! It appears that Jeremih has kept himself quite busy since that year where everyone went around singing “Birthday Sex” to people on their birthdays. He released an album in 2010, featuring collaborations with Ludacris and 50 Cent that apparently did sort of well on the Billboard charts, and just put out an EP with the producer Shlohmo. Now he’s set to release a new album via Def Jam called Thumpy Johnson in the fall.

Before then, however, the man who once asked the world to put aside their candles and cake in favor of some birthday lovin’ will release a mixtape of material that didn’t quite make the Thumpy cut. Said mixtape is aptly titled N.O.M.A. (Not On My Album), and it will drop on August 4. Here’s a video for “She Know It” off that one:

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Generationals make new album with Richard Swift, a beautiful tale of friendship

Louisiana duo Generationals’ music is the sound of ENDLESS SUMMER. Whether the lyrics are about the good times or bad, the melodies are full of wind chimes clinking on the front porch, lemonade bought from neighbor kids, and sunlight dappling through the trees. And that’s because Generationals is the music of FRIENDSHIP. It’s true: Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer have been buddies since high school and making music together since 2008. And on their last three records they handcrafted the albums at home with another pal, Daniel Black, but now — in a lesson most often taught by rainbow-colored ponies or talking vegetables — they’re learning the value of letting others into their magical friend circle.

The latest member of the Generatonals Team is the one and only Richard Swift, the singer-songwriter and producer behind records by the likes of The Shins, Damien Jurado, Laetitia Sadier, Foxygen, and The Mynabirds. So Generationals met up with Swift at his studio in Oregon and together they shared and shaped the songs that would eventually become their new album, Alix. It drops September 16 via Polyvinyl. Bonus features include rainbows, little cartoon hearts with wings, and HUGS.

Tour dates:

10.07.14 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s *
10.08.14 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar *
10.09.14 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon*
10.10.14 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
10.11.14 - Washington DC - U Street Music Hall *
10.12.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10.15.14 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree *
10.16.14 - Hattiesburg, - Thirsty Hippo *
10.17.14 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
10.28.14 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
10.29.14 - Bloomington, IA - The Bishop
10.30.14 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
11.02.14 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
11.12.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour **
11.13.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel **
11.16.14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (early / all ages show) **
11.16.14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (late show / 21+) **
11.17.14 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret **

* Arum Rae
** Springtime Carnivore

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O’Death announce full-length Out of Hands We Go, giant tour; the search continues for their sting

I don’t really know the “science” behind it, but I know for a fact that when a record label and band love each other very much, they go together inside an enclosed space — a photo booth at the county fair or a motel room, for instance — and they spend some quality time alone. When they come out: poof! bam! shamalamadingdong! The artist is “signed” and the record label is “grinning” from “ear to ear.” Examples? I got a million of ‘em. How about O’Death with Northern Spy? This very news section let you in on that little secret back in April, but the right honorable Nobodaddy couldn’t really comment on any details just then because none had emerged.

Well now, gestation periods being what they are, I’ve got more than a couple details to drop-kick into that backyard croquet tournament you’ve got planned. Like a release date: October 7. A title: Out of Hands We Go. A tracklisting: below, like usual. A quote from the press release: “On Out of Hands We Go, O’Death return to a focus on live performances with [Greg] Jamie’s voice and lyrics planted firmly in the center of the band’s dynamic arrangements, a stark departure from the multi-tracked and meticulously overdubbed Outside.” I’ve also got a pre-order link and a giant pile of tour dates for you. And! Because you’ve been good, I even went to the trouble of embedding “Wrong Time” off the album below. Don’t mention it; it really was no trouble at all.

Out of Hands We Go tracklisting:

01. Herd
02. Wrong Time
03. Roam
04. All Is Light
05. Wait For Fire
06. Go and Play With Your Dead Horses
07. Apple Moon
08. When My Dog Gets Out Let Him Run
09. We Had A Vision
10. Heal In The Howling
11. Isavelle
12. Reprise


10.08.14 - Hudson, NY - The Half Moon !
10.09.14 - Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar @
10.10.14 - Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop
10.11.14 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
10.13.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
10.14.14 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill
10.15.14 - St. Louis, MO - The Demo
10.16.14 - Manhattan, KS - Auntie Mae’s Parlor
10.17.14 - Lincoln, NE - Zoo Bar
10.18.14 - Denver, CO - Moe’s Original
10.20.14 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
10.22.14 - Seattle, WA - The Tractor
10.23.14 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10.24.14 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bond’s Garage
10.25.14 - Arcata, CA - The Depot at Humboldt State University
10.27,14 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place
10.28.14 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall
10.29.14 - Oakland, CA - Leo’s
10.30.14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo &#
10.31.14 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace $
11.01.14 - Costa Mesa, CA - The Wayfarer &
11.02.14 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA^#
11.03.14 - Tuscon, AZ - Club Congress#
11.04.14 - Albuquerque, NM - Low Spirits#
11.06.14 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Nites
11.08.14 - New Orleans, LA - The BEATnik
11.11.14 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11.12.14 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
11.13.14 - Washington, DC - DC 9
11.14.14 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House*
11.15.14 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs*
11.16.14 - Portland, ME - The Space Gallery*

! Last Good Tooth
@ Mr. Boneless
& Guy Blakeslee
$ Gram Rabbit
^ All Them Witches
# Lonesome Leash
* Death Vessel

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Stream the first single from Detroit trio Ritual Howls’ upcoming LP Turkish Leather; no it’s not techno, sorry

Detroit’s Ritual Howls will release their second LP Turkish Leather through felte Records on September 30. No, it’s not techno. No, it’s not a Dilla reissue. So what the heck is it!?

Well, it’s kind of like if David Lynch directed a modern-day Western (or Midwestern, heh) set in Detroit with hipster cowboys. Hopefully that helps.

I know it doesn’t. Ritual Howls is Ben Saginaw, Chris Samuels, and Paul Bancell (Fun fact: Saginaw’s brother is Shigeto). They use guitar, drums, and bass, like a rock band, but also synths, plenty of tasteful reverb, and field samples — “sound design turned pop,” as the press release so nicely puts it. The fusion fully evokes the Detroit mythology, whilst operating apart from that raw, four-on-the-floor sound (or Dilla sound) more often associated with it.

They’ve released the first track from the album, “Zemmoa,” and you may want to stream it below. Listen for the ping pong sample tucked in there. Furthermore, you may want to check out their first album if you like the track. You may also want to read the tracklist for Turkish Leather, and you may also want to pre-order it. You are in control.

Turkish Leather tracklist:

01. Zemmoa
02. The Taste of You
03. Take Me Up
04. My Friends
05. Final Service
06. Helm
07. No Witnesses
08. Turkish Leather

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Shackleton drops surprise 12-inch Deliverance Series No. 1 on Woe To The Septic Heart

Late into the night, under a pale moon and starless sky, Berlin-based producer Shackleton released his latest macabre creation unto the masses with no warning and no remorse. He has christened it Deliverance Series No. 1 and I can report to you with absolute certainty that hundreds will soon fall victim to its monstrous groove. To minimize risk, avoid the following spaces:

1. Dark, misty woods
2. Old cathedrals
3. Clubs
4. Record stores

As well as anything bearing the signature of Shackleton’s Woe To The Septic Heart label. It is an evil, funky thing. We can only pray that when No. 2 arrives we are better prepared.

Amazingly, a group of brave monster ‘chune hunters have managed to track and capture samples of the beast. They are here, at Hardwax, for your listening terror. We also have archival audio of Shackleton’s last release below.

Deliverance Series No. 1 tracklist:

01. Be At His Command
02. Vor Und Zurück

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Yuji Kondo reveals his unique superpower, announces debut EP on Perc Trax Radiate The Ocean From My Back

My car-less existence in a major metropolitan area almost necessitates my walking more than the average person, but outside of that, I haven’t really been working out lately. Bless the circus-level state of my metabolism, first and foremost, as it allows me to consume copious cheeseburgers without having to worry about the resulting fat storage. Instead, in a display of biological wonder, all calories from fat proportionately increase both the power and size of my brain. Thus, I should probably work that out. What artist will give me the motivation I need so that I won’t have to keep angling through doorways?

Yuji Kondo!! The Japanese producer who sometimes goes by the name Duceray Ada Nexino, and who’s one-half (but not in a metaphysical sense) of the duo Steven Porter, will be releasing his debut EP on Perc Trax on August 28. His music would be a fitting complement to any strenuous physical activity, especially the kind involving spandex, but he’s also a part of a more recent burgeoning of what websites tell me is called “industrial techno.” Think Vatican Shadow, Planetary Assault Systems, Shifted, or the CEO of the label on which Kondo now finds himself, Perc. Minimal frills and driving 4/4 rhythms allow for focus, as well as concern from bystanders as to why you’re rocking back and forth like that.

I’m all about reducing my cranial girth. Thank you, Yuji.

Radiate the Ocean from My Back tracklisting:

01. Radiate the Ocean from My Back
02. Unvanquishable Number
03. Something for Those Who Wait
04. Lose the Ability to Withstand Existence

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