KOOL A.D. and KASSA OVERALL are KOOL & KASS, self described as:
KOOL & KASS ARE PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS, A SYNCRETIC SUPERSOUL THAT HARNESSES THE MAGNANIMITY OF THE PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC OCEANS THROUGH RAPS THAT MERELY SOUND LIKE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE BUT ARE IN FACT BOTH ASTRAL AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERIC IN SPIRIT AND RHYTHMIC NATURE
The official video for the lead single “PLEASANCE (WDGAF)” from their forthcoming Peaceful Solutions mixtape premiered today over at Noisey, check it out today!
Stream the track on their SoundCloud page, or download it from Bandcamp.
The KOOL & KASS: PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS Mixtape Release Party is going down at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, NY on 4/30, with KOOL & KASS opening for partner in crime TECLA, who is featured in the video (and in the above still).
Fashion's Night Out 2009 Banner on 30 Rock
We were excited to see Bear Hands play a show since their return from across the pond a few days ago, and they seem to have benefitted from the time on the road, as last night’s show at Rockefeller Center for Fashion’s Night Out 2009 was extra tight. It may have been the setting, but it seemed like Dylan, Ted, T.J. and Val were ready for the big time (and maybe some models? just kidding, gfs). Luckily, we were recording when they started in on a relatively new song, “Belongings,” and are dropping that exclusive shit once again. I can’t wait for this record.
Bear Hands – Belongings (Live at Rockefeller Center, 9/10/09):
Here are a few more photos from the show as well, just ’cause we love Bear Hands like that:
As a final update to our series of posts about the new “Fountain of Youth” video from Boy Crisis, here’s the official final version, directed by Jordan Fish, which they just posted earlier today.
Boy Crisis – Fountain of Youth:
Boy Crisis is also playing a show tonight at Cameo Gallery, in Williamsburg. Come see what they’re wearing this time!
Elizabeth & the Catapult @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - September 3, 2009
Last night, at their homecoming performance, Elizabeth & the Catapult rocked it. They had the audience fully engaged and along for the ride, mentioning numerous times how excited they were to be playing back home, and to this particularly supportive crowd. Temporarily, the magic spell was broken when the band was ushered off-stage for a melancholy duet between Elizabeth and Jeff Taylor, but they were able to bring the mood back up to close the show on a high note.
Elizabeth & the Catapult – Momma’s Boy (Live @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9/3/09):
It looks like we finally have a release date set for the new Boy Crisis record, Tulipomania! According to their myspace blog, we can expect an October 5th release (both in stores and online), although I think that you may be able to pick up a copy in the U.K. already. Also, the first single, “Fountain of Youth,” will be released on September 28th. Get psyched!
So last night we had a chance to see them play at Mercury Lounge, and it was a blast. The band got all dolled up in matching costumes (taken from the set of the “Fountian of Youth” video shoot earlier this month), and were surrounded on either side of the stage by the very girls that were holding them aloft in the video:
Boy Crisis @ Mercury Lounge, August 25, 2009
They played kind of a short set, but it included a lot of the new material (“Elementary Particles” was the opener, followed by “Bohemian Grove,” and later on “Fountain of Youth” was probably one of the best songs they played all night). And before they jumped into the encore of “Dressed to Digress,” we were hit with a pretty great cover of “In the Air Tonight,” the Phil Collins classic! Check it:
Boy Crisis – In the Air Tonight (Live Cover @ Mercury Lounge):
The place was pretty dark for this one, so the video quality isn’t top-notch, but the magic shines through in the vocals.
In case you were wondering how the video shoot went for Boy Crisis’ “Founting of Youth” at McCarren Park this past weekend, the band has now posted a few “behind-the-scenes” pictures of the on its Myspace page:
Boy Crisis and its women in action
Check out all the photos here.