Free 3 Songs from The Stepkids. The songs on The Stepkids latest release, Wanderers, were originally written for their latest album Troubadour, but ended up being completed free from any limitations of what might work in any setting. The band explains:
“The songs in this collection are different than anything else we’ve done. We wrote and recorded them at the height of our experimentation. We spared no artistry and weren’t limited to any business strategy, a target audience, single considerations, or limitations to the style that we established with our first album. In other words, for better or worse, you will never again hear anything like this from us, let alone anyone else. Enjoy.” – The Stepkids (Jeff, Dan, Tim)
Download | THE STEPKIDS – WANDERERS (zip with 320 kbps MP3 files)
This collection contains three songs, with six variations on the cover art. A 6-track version with instrumentals is also available.
THE STEPKIDS, LIVE DATES, SUMMER 2014
Jun 27: Glastonbury Music Festival, Glastonbury UK
Aug 22: Los Globos, Los Angeles CA
Aug 23: First City Music Festival, Monterey CA
via Stones Throw
Stones Throw unleashed a couple of new videos today…Jonwayne’s “How To Be A Gemini” is decidedly less safe for work. He’s playing a bunch of dates:
February 26 – San Francisco @ Noise Pop HQ
February 28 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
March 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall
March 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
March 4 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
March 5 – Montreal, QC @ SAT
March 6 – Toronto, ON @ Coda
March 7 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
March 9 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Stones Throw Records will tour the film Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw in North America with post-screening live performances in partnership with audio design company AIAIAI. After each sneak preview there will be a Q&A with Peanut Butter Wolf and the film’s director Jeff Broadway, with after-party performances by Peanut Butter Wolf, J Rocc, Jonwayne and Knx.
NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES
Wed 2/26 – San Francisco @ Noise Pop HQ
Fri 2/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune / The Vogue Theatre
Sun 3/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall / Indie Screen
Mon 3/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle (Performance only)
Tue 3/4 – Boston, MA @ Middle East / Brattle Theatre
Wed 3/5 – Montreal, QC @ SAT / Rialto Theatre
Thu 3/6 – Toronto, ON @ Coda / Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Fri 3/7 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick / Emagine Royal Oak Theatre
Sun 3/9 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle / The Logan Theatre
The tour will wrap up in Austin, TX as an official selection at the SXSW Film Festival where Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton will play three times during both the film and music sections of the Festival. Following the film’s final screening on March 15th, Stones Throw will host the label’s showcase at the North Door venue.
SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
March 7 @ 9:30pm SXSatellite: Alamo Village
March 13 @ 9:30pm Vimeo Theater
March 15 @ 4:00pm Stateside Theater
CONTEST: MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO FOR 7 DAYS OF FUNK’S “HIGH WIT ME”.
INFO & ENTRY RULES: http://stonesthrow.com/news/2013/12/7…
Snoop and Dam-Funk want you to make the next video from the 7 Days Of Funk album. The rules are simple: download the audio for “High Wit Me” and the green screen footage of Snoop and Dam-Funk. Then, create your own video using any green screen and/or any other footage you want. Once you’ve completed your video, title it “7 Days Of Funk Video Contest”, upload it to YouTube and notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org of your submission. We’ll add your video to the contest playlist for all to see and Snoop and Dam to judge.
You can do anything you like as long as it’s creative – shoot new footage, animation, found footage, Snoop and Dam green screen footage or combinations of all of the above so long as it doesn’t infringe another copyright. Our deadline is February 17, 2014.
After that we’ll announce the winner on February 24, 2014, taking into consideration view counts, comments, and most importantly which video Snoop and Dam like best. 4 Semi-finalists will each get $200 and a 7 Days Of Funk 7″ box set. The winner will get $1,000, a chance to direct an upcoming video for Stones Throw and a 7 Days Of Funk 7″ box set.
via @stonesthrow #7daysoffunk
Crazy secret warehouse event featuring Stones Throw (& pals spinning all 45s) & The Beat Junkies They’re also having a fan ticket battle (see links below)
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Stones Throw 45 Live Vs. The Beat Junkie Sound
North Warehouse: Stones Throw 45 Live
Special 45 sets by:
Prince Paul (Long Island)
Peanut Butter Wolf (San Jose)
Dam Funk (Pasadena)
Karriem Riggins (The D)
Opening Performance by: Jonwayne
South Warehouse: The Beat Junkie Sound
DJ sets by The Beat Junkies
Hosted by Rakaa Irisicience (Dilated Peoples)
Special Guests Cypress Junkies, LMNO + MORE TBA!
If you are coming out to see The Beat Junkies, purchase a ticket here. If you are coming out to see Stones Throws 45 Live, purchase a ticket here. A ticket purchased for either room will grant you unlimited access to both rooms.
Location info will be given out the Friday 10/25, to all who have purchased a ticket or have rsvp’s. We will have a shuttle location and secure, private parking. To RSVP: fill out the webform below on the following webpage: http://www.artdontsleep.com/2013/10/13/artstonesjunkies/
Stones Throw just gave folks a taste of the Snoop x Dam Funk collabo, “Faden Away” fr 7 Days of Funk.
Folks have been crazy running around ATL this week at the A3C Festival. There are a ton of performances and panels covering everything from building a buzz to how to be a better performer. 9th Wonder and DJ Premier are doing a panels tomorrow. Talib Kweli is performing tonight. J-Live is performing several times. Aesop (w/ Rob Sonic & Big Wiz) and Madlib are playing on the Redbull Sound Select stage tomorrow night. Check out the schedule here.
“Do It Do It Disco” directed by b+, filmed at Skate Depot in Cerritos. The world might be a better place with a few more skate rinks…
New vid for Quas’ “Catchin’ The Vibe”. Some background on the trials and tribulations of filming on the ST blog.