This week, we’re traveling all over the country to bring you news and releases from rising artists. Fresh from Houston and to the electronic music scene is Chains of Logic‘s newest album ‘Age of Progress‘. The artist and producer, Jesse Stephens, just recently released his second full length last week and has been receiving much applause for his “electronic music with emotional edge”. Having been producing electronic music for over 20 years under various different names, Stephens new album is unique and different than his previous album.
‘Age of Progress‘ has been described as “music that can not only move you physically, but also mentally”. The sound is a bit harder and similar to the work of Rusko, Datsik and The Future Sound of London, definitely some tunes to get down to! If you’re looking for the right beats to get you pumped up, look no further than the new work from Chains of Logic. For more information on Chains of Logic and the work of Jesse Stephens, be sure to visit www.chainsoflogic.com, and grab your copy of ‘Age of Progress‘ – available now!
Early last month, the new artist on the scene, 16 Knapper, released his debut full-length album. The instrumental hip-hop and electronic artist from Bergen, Norway spent his previous years living a lifestyle full of graffiti and skateboarding. Now, after perfecting his music for three years, the talented artist released ‘Astral‘.
‘Astral‘ is an album that expresses a lot for the unique artist, something that he couldn’t get out through graffiti and skateboarding but instead through music. The music featured on the album is a mix between hip-hop and electronic, with some rock and roll, pop and soulful influences added in. For those who are fans of Zomboy, Araabmuzik, DJ Shadow and Bonobo, you are sure to love the recent work of 16 Knapper. After listening to some tracks off the album, I realized that it was funky and danceable, but still told a story. The mix of genres of music that 16 Knapper threw into his work definitely added to the appeal for me. ‘Astral‘ is definitely an album worth the listen.
“16 Knapper is on a quest to remind the digital youth about the old, dusty, vinyl past with ‘Astral‘,” a recent press release described the artist’s goal for listeners and fans. “The idea behind this album is letting go of some unwritten rules, personal and musical, in order to evolve,” 16 Knapper explained.
For more information on 16 Knapper, be sure to visit www.16knapper.bandcamp.com and follow him on Twitter at @16knapper. Grab a copy of the artist’s recent album ‘Astral‘ – available now!
New York City’s MisterWives is thrilled to announce a summer tour as main support for Bleachers which will cover select markets in the Northeast and Midwest and culminate with a hometown show at Webster Hall on September 4th.
This weekend, MisterWives kicked off their summer touring and festival circuit with a sold-out, high-energy headlining show at Brooklyn Bowl as a part of this year’s Northside Festival. They also performed at Firefly Music Festival before hitting Summerfest, MoPop, and more. The band has been on the road for the better part of the last year supporting their debut EP ‘Reflections‘, which was released this January. The six-song set earned the band shows and national tours with Metric, Half Moon Run, The Mowgli’s, American Authors, and The Royal Concept and their first SXSW appearance, along with a slew of love from the press and multiple sold-out hometown shows around New York City. For more information, visit www.misterwives.com.
July 4th @ Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI
July 12th @ Mo Pop Festival in Detroit, MI
August 20th @ Deluxe in Indianapolis, IN
August 21st @ The Ready Room in St. Louis, MO
August 22nd @ Kansas City Power & Light District in Kansas City, MO
August 27th @ Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON
September 4th @ Webster Hall in New York, NY
Finally, we will close out with new releases from The Morning Birds. The band from LA’s upcoming EP ‘Bloom‘, will include one original song and 5 songs named after the seasons of hte year, all remixed by different DJs from around the world. This collaborative piece is set to be released nationally August 12th, but premieres will be on specific days of astrological significance: June 21st (Summer Solstice) June 27th (New Moon) July 12th (Full Moon) July 26th (New Moon) August 10th (Super Moon).
For those who are fans of Grimes and tUnE-yArDs, you are sure to love this upcoming release from The Morning Birds. With a mix of different electronic music genres including dubstep, trance and house, along with jazz and indie rock and indie pop, there is much to like for different music fans all around. Take a listen below as a preview to what to expect from the band in the coming months!