Described as a Josey Wales outlaw-type raised on N.E.R.D and Kanye‘s 808s & Heartbreak, Steven A. Clark is a new artist based out of Miami beginning to make a name for himself. Having been compared to Frank Ocean and Twin Shadow, he’s poised for big things with the release of his debut album, The Lonely Roller out this month via Secretly Canadian. Similar to the aforementioned artists, he’s taken R&B and added his own blend of cinematic pop and electronics. Listen to the soul-stirring track “Can’t Have,” with its strings-infused opening, ardent production and impassioned vocals below.
Clark will be appearing at CMJ in October, followed by a run of shows with Sinkane in November. Find the full schedule below, which includes a stop at DC’s Black Cat.
Steven A. Clark Tour Schedule:
Tue. Oct. 13-Sat. Oct. 17 New York, NY @ CMJ
Tue. Nov. 10 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas (tickets) *
Wed. Nov. 11 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge (tickets) *
Thu. Nov. 12 Boston, MA @ Great Scott (tickets) *
Fri. Nov. 13 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Art Space (tickets) *
Sat. Nov. 14 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (tickets) *
Sun. Nov. 15 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz (tickets) *
Wed. Nov. 18 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground (tickets) *
Fri. Nov. 20 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Caf (tickets) *
Sat. Nov. 21 Chicago, IL @ Schubas (tickets) *
Sun. Nov. 22 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub (tickets) *
Tue. Nov. 24 Columbus, OH @ Skullys (tickets) *
Wed. Nov. 25 Washington, DC @ Black Cat (tickets) *
* w/ Sinkane
Floridian five-piece Hundred Waters first made waves in 2012 with the release of their self-titled debut. Shortly thereafter, they signed to Skrillex’s OWSLA label and have been riding the momentum ever since — touring with Interpol in 2014 and even having their song “Show Me Love” picked up for a Coca-Cola ad in this year’s Super Bowl. Their 2014 sophomore album, The Moon Rang Like A Bell showcases a gorgeous blending of layered electronics and folk instrumentation, in a genre that is hard to pin down but has been coined by Pitchfork as “digital folk.”
Check out the intense standout track “Cavity,” along with the haunting Huxley remix of “Down From The Rafters” that we can’t get enough of below.
Currently on their biggest headlining tour yet, DC area folk can catch Hundred Waters in concert at U Street Music Hall this Friday, March 6.
New independent duo JUDE from Florida have a few singles to their name, but it’s their latest effort (off their forthcoming EP The Bedroom) that has solidified their status as group to watch in 2015. Having drawn comparisons to Lorde (the vocals on “Crystals” are uncanny) and BROODS with prior efforts, the synthpop track “Drive” establishes them as a tour de force in their own right. Stream the dark and dreamy “Drive” below and pick up a free download for your personal collection on Soundcloud.
If you happened to be looking for the perfect sunny tune to take you into the weekend, then look no further than the nonchalant new indie trio, Robby Hunter Band. Starting out as a one-man show, Robby Hunter delighted locals busking on the beaches of Miami with his breezy laid-back tunes and charming musicianship. At the behest of local authorities, Robby
was forced decided to take his craft to the next level and now, some years later, the band is a full-fledged three-piece with one LP under their belts. Listen to Rob and his merry men bring their self-professed mix of hometown heroism and finely honely artistry on their single “Hard On Me” — available for free download on Soundcloud.
Henry Krinkle, for your ambient listening on repeat.