Ought, Beautiful Blue Sky

Photo Credit: Hera Chan

Photo Credit: Hera Chan

That song…

That song that makes someone grab someone else to immediately transmit the new infection…

A song that makes someone sigh with relief…

A song that makes someone break down…

Ought are responsible for that song. Their new album Sun Coming Down arrives September 18th. July 17th will find them at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois. After that, Europe.

01 Aug Binic Festival, Binic (FR) *FREE*
03 Aug Cas’Aupa, Udine (IT)
04 Aug SuperUho Festival, Sibenik (HR)
06 Aug Chelsea, Vienna (AT)
07 Aug OFF Festival, Katowice (PL)
08 Aug Klub 007 Strahov, Prague (CZ)
11 Aug Radar Festival, Aarhus (DK)
12 Aug Folken, Stavanger (NO)
13 Aug Landmark, Bergen (NO)
14 Aug Oya Nights, Oya Festivalen, Oslo (NO)
15 Aug Way Out West Festival, Göteborg (SE)
17 Aug Sommerloft 2015, Berlin (DE)
18 Aug EXIT 07, Hollerich (LU)
19 Aug Bogen F, Zurich (CH)
20 Aug For Noise Festival, Lausanne-Pully (CH)
21 Aug Pukkelpop Festival, Kiewit-Hasselt (BE)
22 Aug MS Dockville Festival, Hamburg (DE)
23 Aug Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen (NL)
24 Aug Noorderzon @ Vera, Groningen (NL)
27 Aug Barretto, Portoferro (IT)
28 Aug Frames, Fondogianus (IT)
29 Aug Soundpark Festival, Brugnera (IT)
01 Sept Village Underground, Shoreditch (UK)
02 Sept The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
03 Sept Hare and Hounds, Birmingham (UK)
04 Sept End of the Road, Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset (UK)
06 Sept Into the Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland (NL)

Ought @ Bandcamp
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Ought @ Constellation Records

A Tribe Called Red, Suplex

Suplex - A Tribe Called Red

No one ever retires permanently anymore, do they? Even dead artists have made returns to the stage. A year into my so-called retirement, I’m feeling antsy and decided I needed to get back into this blog that has given me so much. I won’t be trying to keep to the daily schedule that wore me out the first time, but I’ve got some ideas brewing and thoughts to share. (Plus, there’s a new Wind-up Birds EP coming in the near future.)

First off, though, a quick post to share the great news that First Nations DJ/producer crew A Tribe Called Red have a new EP out called Suplex. ATCR continues to combine native song and drum elements with compelling beats for the same heady effect that intoxicated me when I first heard them back in 2012. Fader recently premiered the video for title track “Suplex” (featuring pow wow drum group Northern Voice), described as “a story about native youth, wrestling and becoming a role model without needing the stereotypes.”

A Tribe Called Red Ft. Northern Voice - Suplex (Official video)

Suplex is available via the ATCR website, Spotify, and iTunes. (And you can get one of those sweet bandannas as featured in the video at ATCR website.)

If you missed their massive debut, it’s still available for free, and it’s still well worth your time.

A Tribe Called Red will also be going out on tour starting next month.

06/19 | Indian Beach | Fort McMurray, BC

06/20 | Malkin Bowl | Vancouver, BC

06/23 | Neumos | Seattle, WA

06/24 | Doug Fir Lounge | Portland, OR

06/27 | Muscogee Creek Festival | Okmulgee, OK

07/12 | PanAM Park – Echo Beach | Toronto, ON

07/17 | GrassRoots Festival | Trumansburg, NY

07/18 | Aboriginal Pavilion – Fort York | Toronto, ON

07/24 | Brandon Folk, Music & Arts Festival | Brandon, MB

07/31 | Osheaga Music & Arts Festival | Montreal, QC

08/07 | Indian Summer Showcase – Potomac Atrium | Washington, DC

08/12 | Parapan American Games – Nation Phillips Square | Toronto, ON

08/15 | Up Fest | Sudbury, ON

A Tribe Called Red
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