Thursday, November 14, 2013

What's New(s)?

Arcade Fire announce tour

After all of the "microscopic" shows and salsa-club appearances, Arcade Fire are embarking on a full-blown arena tour, worthy of the spectacle that's surrounded their fourth album Reflektor. The Montreal-based band's tour will take them through much of North America from March to August of next year, not suprisingly wrapping up in their hometown in August. No word yet on whether or not frontman Win Butler will be performing with a mariachi band before the shows.

Check out the tour dates below (which all go on sale November 22nd) as well as the band's video for "Reflektor".

Tour Dates:

3/6 Louisville, KY - KFC! YUM Center
3/8 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
3/10 Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
3/12 Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
3/13 Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
3/14 Ottawa, Ontario - Canadian Tire Centre
3/16 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
3/17 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
3/18 Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena
4/9 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
4/10 Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
4/23 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
4/26 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
4/27 St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
4/29 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
5/1 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
5/2 Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/30 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/8 Seattle, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
8/11 Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
8/12 Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome
8/14 Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre
8/17 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
8/19 Boston, MA - Comcast Center
8/22 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
8/23 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
8/26 Chicago, IL - United Center
8/30 Montreal, Quebec - Parc Jean-Drapeau


Unreleased J Dilla tracks coming soon


On November 29, clothing label Akomplice will be releasing a new line in partnership with Joey Bada$$ and the J Dilla Foundation. Accompanying an "angelic graphic" of the now-deceased cloud-rap forerunner J Dilla, there will be a 7" vinyl pressing featuring unreleased efforts from both of the performers. The Dilla offering "Two Lips" was originally released with the treasure-trove Lost Scrolls collection, and the Joey Bada$$$ B-side will see the boom-bap revivalist tackling the same beat. According to a press-release, all proceeds will be going to youth in music programs.

Check out the video for Bada$$'s "95 Til' Infinity" below, alongside a fan-made video of the all-time Dilla classic "Last Donut of the Night" from the final studio-album released before his death in 2006.

"95 Til Infinity"

"Last Donut of the Night"

A$AP Rocky drops video for "Phoenix"

Following the airy, fashion-focused video for "Fashion Killa", A$AP Rocky has dropped a similarly low-key clip to accompany Long.Live.A$AP cut "Phoenix". Shot by director Francesco Carrozzini, the stark video sees Michael K. Williams (Omar of The Wire and Chalky White of Boardwalk Empire) and model Joan Smalls as a feuding couple who gradually turn to violence. "Lord Flacko" mostly sticks to the sidelines of this moody drama, knowing precisely when to "take cover".

In Michael K. Williams news, the Brooklyn-born actor is still slated to portray to portray the late Ol Dirty Bastard in an upcoming biopic entitled Dirty White Boy. To see Williams rapping live as the fellow "Zoo" native, head here.

Check back in tomorrow for more of the newest in new(s), and visit the AllFreshSounds Twitter account for additional news updates.

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