Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Song of the Day: Nabiha - "Deep Sleep"

Today we have for you "Deep Sleep" from Danish-African pop singer-songwriter Nabiha. I'm totally digging this song and wondering why I'm just now hearing about this woman?! I apparently need to listen to more pop music. Her debut album Cracks was "re-edited" and released as More Cracks and will be available stateside soon. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and grab "Deep Sleep" in our MP3 Grab.

Nabiha is currently working on a new record to be released sometime in 2012. She will making her US performance debut later this month. And guess what New York? She'll be on the LES at Rockwood Music Hall on February 21 at 8:30PM.

Nabiha Bensouda, the award-winning, chart-topping Danish-African pop soul-singer, is currently dominating the pop music scene in Scandinavia and is poised and ready to take on the US.

Nabiha, whose family has both Danish and North-West African roots, grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark listening to a wide variety of music ranging from African lullabies to disco, soul, reggae, rock, R&B, and electronica, all of which are present in Nabiha’s style today. “Deep Sleep” her first single includes one of her mother’s favorite African lullabies. “I grew up with a welcoming, loving, strong mother and grandmother who taught me so much about life. I was constantly inspired by the love of people around me. I feel lucky.”

Nabiha is currently writing and recording her next album, due out in 2012, and on February 3, she will perform at an already sold out show in Denmark. In late February Nabiha will be making her US performance debut, first at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on 2/21/2012 at 8:30pm, and then at Hotel Café in LA on 2/25/2012 at 7pm.

MP3 Grab: "Deep Sleep"

Audio Fiction Working On New Record & Launch Kickstarter Project

New York based band Audio Fiction are working on a new record. That's good news folks! The band has launched a Kickstarter project to help the process along. The upcoming self-released record is being produced by their former bassist Darren (Korb). If you haven't see them perform, you're missing out. They put on a heck of a show. If you wanna show Kristin (Wilson), Charles (Park), Mark (O'Toole) and "new guy" Dean (Perry) some love and support, head on over to their Kickstarter page, learn more about the project and pledge options.

For those who aren't familiar with the band, check out the video below.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Upcoming: Herman Dune at Joe's Pub 1/16 + MP3

Hey New York, got plans Monday, January 16? No? Head down to Joe's Pub and catch Herman Dune! The show is at 7:30PM and it'll cost you $15. The following day, January 17, their new EP, Tell Me Something I Don't Know is scheduled to be released via their own Strange Moosic Records.

To whet your appetite and to get you ready for the show, grab the title track, "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" in our MP3 Grab at the bottom of the post. You can also lay eyes on the video for the song down 'roun' there too. The video features Jon Hamm (info says he's from Mad Men) and a cute, fuzzy blue character...unless the cute, fuzzy blue character is Jon Hamm in which case it's featuring Jon Hamm and some all right looking, non-fuzzy, not blue guy.

More than a decade ago, in 1999, songwriter and vocalist David-Ivar Herman Dune and drummer Cosmic Neman let go of their secular life and created the French band, Herman Dune. John Peel picked the band as one of his favorites and invited them to more than ten of his glorious Peel Sessions that would allow Herman Dune to perform all over the world.

Herman Dune
Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street, NYC

MP3 Grab - "Tell Me Something I Don't Know"