Anthony Hamilton is without a doubt one of my favorite soul/r&b artists. “The Truth”, off the excellent album Ain’t Nobody Worryin’, is one of my favorite songs. So it is sort of a no brainer for Song of The Day. Another no brainer is checking out his new album, Back to Love, which the good people at NPR have made available for free here.
The video project for “Otherside Remix ft. Fences” took place over a year and a half at a bunch of different locations. It was directed by the same guy who made Macklemore’s video for “My Oh My”, a tribute to longtime Seattle Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus. Enjoy the video, and for those of you on top of your game, enjoy the show.
“The Shrine / An Argument” is from Fleet Foxes‘ Helplessness Blues released earlier this year on Sub Pop. The album is without a so-so song, and as a whole definitely one of my favorite albums of the year. This video was directed by Sean Pecknold who also co-animated the film.
Van Etten’s new album, Tramp, is due out on February 7 on Jagjaguwar. It has some fantastic guest appearances from Aaron and Bryce Dessner (The National), Matt Barrick (The Walkmen), Zach Condon (Beirut), Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), and Julianna Barwick. On March 28 she’ll be playing the Bluebird in Denver so mark ya calendar.
Young Jeezy’s upcoming album has been upcoming for a very long time but now it apparently has a release date 12/20, we’ll see. What is known for sure is that the Snowman is calling in some big favors for “Thug Motivation 103”. He released “Ballin” with Lil Wayne, “F.A.M.E.” featuring T.I. and combined with Jay-Z and Andre 3000 that makes for a fine list.
“I Do” lets everyone know that rap stars aren’t afraid to put a ring on it, in fact they’re pretty excited about. Perfect party jam.
Remember last weekend when you went to the Invasion rave thing in Worner and got really rowdy and wild and had a great time? The SOCC is here to help you relive those foggy memories.
Remember last weekend when you went to the Invasion rave thing in Worner and got really rowdy and wild and had an awful time? The SOCC is here to help you replace those painful memories.
Remember last weekend when you had no interest in going to that Invasion rave thing in Worner and you stayed home or did something else more pleasant/less in Worner? The SOCC is here to help you participate in on-campus events that you can believe in.
This Saturday, at 9pm, in The Carriage House, SOCC DJs will be spinning some seriously fresh tracks for you to sway, juke, bump, and/or grind to. Sets will feature original music by student producers, as well as a diverse mix of other stuff that you may or may not have heard before, but will probably like.
Jitu Varanasi (AKA Lejittbeatz) — Hip-Hop, including some self-produced beats/remixes
Anna Forster-Smith and Erin O’Neill — Indie/Electro/Hip-hop/Dance
Addis + Henry — Not SOCC DJs, but cool dudes. Set of original electronic material
Michal Varga — Elektro-House. Heavy Euro Jamz
You could go to a house party on Weber and dance uncomfortably to “that new Ke$ha joint” on some stranger’s sticky living room floor. OR, you could come to the Carriage House and get yr freak on in a cool spot to some real music. ITS UP TO YOU.