New MC Lars album and tour news! The new album, 21 Concepts (But a Hit Ain’t One), is available now digitally and on compact disc at iTunes, Amazon and more! Plus, Lars, fresh off a UK tour, is on the Vans Warped Tour ’11 with Weerd Science starting June 24th!
For a limited time, get the special CD + Poster tour offer, available here!
The 21 Concepts (But a Hit Ain’t One) compact disc plus a collectable 18 x 24 poster, featuring an illustration by MC Lars. Digital packages are also available.
Get the CD + Poster (and other cool MC Lars offers) here.
Plus, hear full streaming songs from the album here as well.
Eyedea: Sixth Sense CD Available + Soundset Wrap-Up
We're pleased to announce that for the first time ever, the Sixth Sense (Eyedea & Abilities before they went by that name) album Grand's Sixth Sense, is available online through the official Micheal Larsen web store! Recorded on a 4-track when Mikey and Max were 14 and 16 respectively, the album captures songs from the group's formative years, and from the pre-First Born era.
Soundset was an emotional day, and we'd like to thank everyone who made and wore an "Eyedea shirt" as a tribute. If you have photos of you or your friends wearing an Eyedea shirt (even if it wasn't at Soundset), please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get them all in one place and add them to our own. Read the City Pages coverage of the shirts and Face Candy set. Thanks to Lauren Alford for putting together the awesome video.
Louis LaPierre, who did the amazing artwork (which is also interactive) for the Face Candy Outtakes CD packaging, will be displaying his work at Beep Beep Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia from June 4th-25th. If you're in the area, please stop by and see his incredible work. More details here.
Cali Swag District to Release "The Kickback" on July 12th
NEW SINGLE "BURN OUT" AVAILABLE NOW
Los Angeles, CA, June 6, 2011 - Inglewood rappers Cali Swag District set July 12th release date for their debut album The Kickback on Sphinx Music Entertainment/319 Music Group distributed by Sony RED. "Burn Out (Drive Fast),"' will be the next official single off the album and a music video will follow soon after.
Cali Swag District, nominated for Best Group at the upcoming 2011 BET Music Awards, exploded onto the music scene last year with the platinum selling first single "Teach Me How To Dougie." The Dougie dance sensation has swept the nation captivating American Idol's Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez while the first lady Michelle Obama did her own version during her "Let's Move!" initiative.Altogether the Dougie movement has taken over YouTube with over 100 million video streams.
Their new single "Burn Out (Drive Fast)" is an adrenaline pumping car and street anthem produced by Sanchez and Disco."This is one of my favorite songs on the album.I hope the fans have as much fun rockin' out to it as we did making it," states Smoove. "This is the type of song that I blast in my car to get amped up for the clubs." adds JayAre.
The group will be releasing their debut album in memory of fallen member M-Bone who was tragically murdered on May 15, 2011. "We're sure that M Bone is doin' the Dougie at the gates of heaven and we know he would want us to keep the movement goin' here," says Yung. Cali Swag District recently released the Deeper Than The Dougie mixtape hosted by DJ Kay Slay that features the M Bone tribute song "How To Do That."The mixtape is available for download from their official Twitter (@CaliSwagDstrct) and Facebook (Facebook.com/CaliSwagDistrict).
Bio: Durand James Somerville, better known by his stage name, “The Virghost Poet,” is a Spoken Word Artist/ Rapper/Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Promoter based in Memphis, Tennessee. His stage name has a double meaning, with the “Virgo” being his zodiac sign and the “Ghost,” representing him living eternally through his words. He draws inspiration from the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, Nas, Marvin Gaye, and Lauryn Hill. He is best known for his powerful stage presence and how he demands and grabs the attention of the crowd during his breathtaking performances. He is also known for his brilliant studio mind using his creativeness to produce many classic underground hits. He has a unique ability to merge the rhythm of Hip-Hop music with the poetics of the Neo-Soul genre, displaying thought-provoking lyricism and composing beautiful pieces of written and spoken art.