Morrissey, Cardi B, Kali Uchis Headlining Tropicália Music & Taco Festival 2018

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If you’re tired of seeing the same artists on the festival circuit, Tropicália Music & Taco Fest might be for you. This year’s festival will take place at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, California on 11/3 and 11/4. The headliners include Morrissey, Cardi B, Mac Demarco, Mazzy Star (in their first US performance in … More »

Watch BadBadNotGood Cover Kanye’s “Ghost Town” At Louis Vuitton Show

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BADBADNOTGOODKid Cudi, Dev Hynes, Playboi Carti, and Steve Lacy all walked in Kanye West collaborator Virgil Abloh’s debut fashion show for Louis Vuitton in Paris today. And BADBADNOTGOOD, the hip-hop-indebted Toronto jazz combo, provided the soundtrack, performing “IV” and a new untitled song and covering “Ghost Town” off of Kanye’s new album Ye. More »

Matty – “I’ll Gladly Place Myself Below”

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Matthew Tavares, of Toronto jazz-soul innovators BADBADNOTGOOD, has moved into the synth-rock sphere of stoner psychedelia with his new solo project Matty. He’s seamlessly flexed his genre-bending skill yet again on new track “I’ll Gladly Place Myself Below,” from his debut LP Déjàvu out later this month. Co-produced by Frank Dukes (Drake, Frank Ocean, The … More »

Tyler, the Creator, Kali Uchis, Bootsy Collins, & BadBadNotGood join forces on smooth new track

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Colombian-born R&B singer-songwriter Kali Uchis has tapped Tyler, the Creator, funk maestro Bootsy Collins, and eclectic jazz outfit BadBadNotGood for her diversified new song, “After the Storm.”

Uchis is preparing to release her debut album this spring via Interscope/Virgin Records, of which this track will be a part of. “After the Storm” is not the first time Uchis and Tyler have worked together on a track, but its funky-melodrama is significantly more prominent than past collaborations “Aunt Wang Syrup Theme Song” or “PERFECT.” “If you need a hero / Just look in the mirror,” Kali sings, while Bootsy ad-libs for affective touch.

“We can find solace in the fact that we have to go through the bad stuff to truly get to the good,” Uchis said of “After the Storm” in a press statement. “Just because you’re losing at the moment doesn’t mean you’ve lost yet. The storm may be scary now but it’s how your flowers bloom later, and paradise is just beyond the rainbow.”

 

 

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BADBADNOTGOOD – “I Don’t Know” (Feat. Samuel T. Herring)

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Last year, the Toronto soul/jazz instrumental combo BADBADNOTGOOD released their guest-heavy album IV, and one of the featured collaborators was Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring, who sang on the song “Time Moves Slow.” And today, as a one-off bonus, Herring and BADBADNOTGOOD have teamed up again. This time, it’s a lovely, meditative song … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Well, well, well… another week is over and the world is still spinning. The ‘Gum Squad will be up in Hudson this weekend at Basilica SoundScape. The best way to describe Basilica would probably be “educated goths trying to have fun in the woods” and we can’t wait to join ’em! Zola Jesus, … More »

Matt Martians – “28” (Prod. KAYTRANADA & BADBADNOTGOOD)

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The Internet’s Matt Martians released his debut solo album, The Drum Chord Theory, earlier this year, and now he’s back with an unreleased b-side that didn’t make the cut. “28” is a soulful, deeply zoned-out track produced by KAYTRANADA and BADBADNOTGOOD, and you can hear it below. More »

BADBADNOTGOOD – “Confessions Pt III” (Feat. Colin Stetson)

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Last summer Toronto jazz-funk warriors BADBADNOTGOOD teamed up with experimental saxophonist Colin Stetson for a song called “Confessions Pt II.” Unfortunately, it was not an Usher cover, but it was still pretty good. More than a year later, the band has revealed another track from the same sessions, appropriately titled “Confessions Pt … More »

Watch BADBADNOTGOOD & Jonti Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”

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BADBADNOTGOOD & JontiAustralian radio station Triple J has a cool recurring segment called Like A Version, where they get different musicians to come into the studio to play a cover of a song they like. In the series latest installment, Toronto jazz combo/serial collaborators BADBADNOTGOOD team up with Sydney producer Jonti for a smoky rendition of the … More »

BADBADNOTGOOD – “Lavender” (Feat. Kaytranada) Video

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BADBADNOTGOOD - "Lavender" (Feat. Kaytranada) VideoBADBADNOTGOOD teamed up with Kaytranada on “Lavender,” a track from the Toronto quartet’s recent album, IV, and today they’ve shared a video for the song. It stars the boys playing Dungeons & Dragons in a garage, shackled up by a dungeon master who appears to be taking things much too seriously. Kaytranada shows up … More »