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Sara Watkins has unveiled the video for "You and Me," a song off her album Sun Midnight Sun. The video was directed by Russ Kendall of Kaleidoscope Pictures from the BYUtv series The Song That Changed My Life and premiered on CMT yesterday. "Sara Watkins lingers in a citrus orchard savoring a sweet memory for part of her latest video, 'You and Me," says CMT Edge. "The song ... features a gentle pop melody paired with Watkins’ breathy, restless vocals." Watch it here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, April 15, 2013|0 comments
Iron and Wine makes its Nonesuch Records debut with the release of its new album, Ghost on Ghost, tomorrow. In advance of the release comes the video for the album track "Joy." The video, made by projecting hand-painted water color animations into stop-motion landscapes by director Hayley Morris, premiered on NPR Music on Friday. Morris has "created a sense of fragile and otherworldly beauty," says Stereogum. Watch the video here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoThursday, April 11, 2013|1 comments
Bombino, who made his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of his new album, Nomad, last week, has unveiled the official video for the album track “Azamane Tiliade.” The video, directed by Reid Long, premiered via Rolling Stone yesterday and is now on YouTube; watch it here. Rolling Stone says Bombino and producer Dan Auerbach "recorded raw, dialed-up jams rooted in the electric-blues tradition of Bombino’s nomadic, desert-dwelling Tuareg people." Bombino has kicked off a month-long European tour and launches a four-night run in the Netherlands tonight.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News VideoVideoTuesday, April 2, 2013|1 comments
Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar today releases his Nonesuch debut album, Nomad, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. "Bombino’s playing is full of fast, stuttery, rhythmic hammering, coiling lines inside lines," says the New York Times. "But it also comes out in soft strums and battering single-note attacks, and its tone and phrasing have a flexible identity. In his playing, besides the sound of the pioneering Tuareg band Tinariwen, you might be reminded of Ali Farka Touré, Carlos Santana, Mark Knopfler, Jerry Garcia electric, Jerry Garcia acoustic. Bombino is never just one thing." Watch a short video about the album here.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News VideoVideoWednesday, March 27, 2013|0 comments
Lianne La Havas kicked off her month-long North American tour last week in Dallas, followed by sold-out shows in LA, San Francisco, and Seattle and sets this week in Portland and Vancouver. The 19-city tour heads next to Boulder and on to the Midwest. While she was in LA, La Havas performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and while in Portland, she stopped by the Bing Lounge at 101.9 KINK FM to perform three songs, which you can watch here.