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!
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Rocker Brad Oberhofer has released a new EP. On his Facebook page, he left a message for fans that simply said:
“Had a crazy night last night. First slumber party record. More in the future. All songs written, recorded, mixed from 12:47-8:53 this morning. Probably the most personal thing i’ve ever shared with more than one person at a time.” The EP was recorded on March 6, 2013 and is available for a “pay what you want” price on his Bandcamp page.
The EP is called “CANNIBALISM, FREUD, NIGHT OF 3.15.13/MORNING OF 3.16.13” (editors note: as of press time, 3/15 and 3/16 have not happened yet, so we assume he means 3/5 and 3/6)
The track list is:
1. Scared, Alone
2. Clouds, Fountains
3. No One Nothing
4. Winter Has Come and Gone Again
5. Your Blood Will Always Flow
Support the artist by paying for the EP and get it here!
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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.
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Are you ready to have a solo kiki? Scissor Sisters’ guitarist Del Marquis is prepping for a spring release of his debut solo album “Slow Nights” and to whet everyone’s appetite, he’s offering a free mixtape for a limited time. The 6 track mixtape features Xavier (on an ultra funky cover of Jermaine Jackson’s “Let Me Tickle Your Fancy”) and also features members of Prince’s former band the New Power Generation! Download “Tickle” on Del’s official site while supplies last (link will open in a new window).
And you can also watch a Not Safe For Closed Minded People video for “Let Me Tickle Your Fancy” on Paper Magazine’s official website.
If this doesn’t make you have a kiki, I don’t know what will.