Photo by G. Art by Thank You X.
Thank You X – We Want More
One of our favorite street artists, ThankYouX has already made the transition from the streets to galleries. He’s made another leap and this time, it’s into the music world! Already a quite successful DJ (under the moniker Hi Deaf), he’s getting ready to release his debut single with LA Riots titled “Rewind” coming out next month on Dim Mak Records. Prior to the release of “Rewind,” ThankYouX and Jam3s K3nn3dy have teamed up with Jurassic 5’s Chali2na and you can download their track “Gonna Lose My Mind” on ThankYouX’ official Soundcloud page (along with several other mixes… all for a limited time!) ThankYou for the free downloads ThankYouX!
P.S. ThankYouX has not retired from art and in fact, the above mural you see was painted live at a recent event in New York celebrating the new MotoX phone. X Marks the spot!
Photo by G. Art and music by BEAU.
BEAU Knows Rap
Is there anything BEAU cannot do? I’m starting to think the answer is no. The latest discipline that BEAU is conquering is music! Political rap lyrics over hip hop beats, a new genre called Politca-Hop is born. You can check out BEAU’s latest single “Another King’s Clothes” below and for a limited time you can download it for free. Don’t sleep on this one. Your life may depend on it! You can follow BEAU’s music career at BEAUnyc on Soundcloud. Enjoy!
Photo by G.
One of New York’s best kept musical secrets, Sensual Harassment, are back and ready help you get your groove on. The Brooklyn based funk/punk duo have a new EP called “Escape From Alpha Draconis” which is preceded by the single “Make Me Human Again.” The single can be downloaded for free for a limited time on the band’s Soundcloud page. (Link will open in a new window). You can stream the EP on Sensual Harassment’s official website, so get to clicking and discover your new favorite band! You won’t regret it!
Sensual Harassment is also playing the South by Southwest festival in Texas in March and is embarking on a brief tour to coincide with SXSW. Tour dates are below and I highly encourage you to check them out and spread the word!
03/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
03/07 – Baltimore, MD – Soft House
03/08 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
03/09 – Athens, GA – Flicker Theater
03/11 – New Orleans, LA – Dragon’s Den
03/12 – Houston, TX – Super Happy Funland
03/13-17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
You can also read an interview with Sensual Harassment’s lead singer Todd Thomas over on the official CMJ site.
Photos by G.
2013 is turning out to be a great year for music. Barely one month into the new year and I’ve already seen three tremendously talented artists: Jake Bugg, Jessie Ware and Tom Odell. 22 year old British singer/songwriter Tom Odell performed his first ever show in the USA at New York’s Piano’s on January 24, 2013. Despite sub-freezing temperatures, the sold out show was packed to the rafters and Tom Odell lived up to (and surpassed) all the online buzz.
Tom Odell performed a brief 5 song set, but the power of his voice more than made up for the length of the show. He has a powerful voice that has elements of Thom Yorke of Radiohead and musically his sound marries folk, pop and beautiful piano ballads perfectly. You can have a listen for yourself at Tom Odell’s official website as you can download demos of “Another Love” and “Sense” for free for a limited time. His debut album “Long Way Down” is slated for release in April 2013 and there is no doubt, Tom Odell is a name you’re going to be hearing about for a long time! He announced that he has plans to come back to the states later in 2013, so put him on your radar if he is not already and make sure you see him live!
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School of Seven Bells
School of Seven Bells are back! Their new single “Lafaye” is out and has been remixed by Scissor Sisters!
Download the track for a limited time here courtesy of our friends at RCRD LBL. (link will open in new window).