Daptone Announces New Rock Subsidiary Wick Records

shockwebpic_newwickrecordsDaptone Records the home of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Antibalas and Charles Bradley, have announced their new Rock & Roll subsidiary, Wick Records.

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► Foals – What Went Down

shockwebpic_foals_whatwentdownWatch Foals‘ new video for ‘What Went Down’ off the forthcoming album by the same name out this August. Video directed by Niall O’Brien.

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► Saul Williams – Burundi

shockwebpic_saulwilliams_burundiBrand new Saul Williams featuring Emily Kokal of Warpaint from his album MartyrLoserKing coming this fall via the Fader label. Video directed by Rwandan filmmaker Kivu Ruhorahoza.

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► Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

shockwebpic_alabamashakessoundandcolorAlabama Shakes is back on the scene proving that their debut album was no fluke – check out the Stanley Kubrick inspired video directed by James Frost for Sound and Color, off the powerful new album by the same name.

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Death Metal Angola: Sounds Of African Resistance

shockwebpic_deathmetalangolaDeath Metal Angola is an awesome new documentary directed by Jeremy Xido that captures the growing hardcore death metal scene that has developed in the war-stricken southern African country of Angola.

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Jack White’s Upcoming Ultra LP Is Tricked Out Vinyl

shockleewebpic_jackwhitelazarettolpJack White just set a record for the world’s fastest released record; recorded and released in 3 hours, 55 minutes and 21 seconds this past Record Store Day. Now Jack has announced an ‘Ultra LP’ for his upcoming release Lazaretto, a 12″ vinyl packed with a bunch of innovative bells and whistles that collectors will be sure to love.

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► Atoms For Peace – BBC Radio 1 Mix Is Essential Listening

shockleewebpic_atomsforpeacessentialmixTake a listen to the new Essential Mix by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich for BBC Radio 1 featuring a ton of new and unreleased tunes by Thom and the Atoms For Peace project, the supergroup consisting of Thom, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Joey Waronker of Beck & REM and Brazilian instrumentalist Mauro Refosco.

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1.65 Billion Music Purchases Took Place in 2012

Over 1.65 billion music purchases took place in the U.S. in 2012, an all time high according to a new report just released from Nielsen and Billboard. Physical albums, digital albums and digital songs accounted for the sales figures which are up overall 3.1% from 2011.

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The World’s Highest Paid Music Makers 2012

Forbes has just announced their list of ‘The World’s 25 Highest Paid Musicians’. Although they are not all necessarily ‘musicians’ we get their point and it’s no surprise that the U.S. & UK dominated list of top earners is comprised of mostly household names.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

Make some beats with the latest free sounds and tools.

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