New Zealand’s French for Rabbits are in a constant state of creation with their warm, quirky and nuanced music. Their songs and accompanying videos are the result of the masterful storytelling that we’ve come to expect from the group, and the dynamic they’ve built together over nearly a decade. Today, the band have shared “Walk the Desert,” the fourth and final taste of their stellar new record, The Overflow, out November 12th via AAARecords (NZ/AUS), Reckless Yes (UK) and A Modest Proposal (Italy). The album will be released digitally, on CD and limited edition vinyl (with two unique color variants out of New Zealand and the UK).
“‘Walk the Desert’ is another song that fits into the canon of this album – it’s about big feelings, and trying to keep them contained. That feeling that if someone asks if you’re alright, you know you’d burst into tears,” front-woman Brooke Singer explains of the emotive [email protected]
The 59th edition gets off to a roaring start with some silky rhythmic grooves from New Zealand local MUROKI. Having grown up by the water, the laid back surfing and skating community he’s always been part of has imbued his music with an effortlessness that mesmerises all, including Benee who played his track on Elton John’s radio show. His smooth vocals and gliding melodies will melt even the toughest of us. @murokimusic
ALICE SKYE is a singer-songwriter, Wergaia/Wemba Wemba woman and universal little sister. Releasing her second album I Feel Better But I Don’t Feel Good in July this year Alice continues to look inwards, finding staunchness in softness. Alice’s emotional transparency targets the push-pull of the relationships we keep with ourselves and others, instilling a healing ode to life and getting by. This past year has seen Alice join Midnight Oil on their Makarrata Live Tour, feature on Moby’s latest album and take to the triple j airwaves with a Like A Version, proving she is truly rising to meteoric heights. @aliceskye
Wrapping up the night is Melbourne based rockers BAKERS EDDY. Bringing rollicking live shows and infectious melodies that will be stuck in your head for days to come the band have cemented themselves as a staple of the local scene. They’ve supported everyone from The Rubens, Gang of Youths and WAAX and have become festival favourites, playing Falls, NYE On The Hill and Party in the Paddock. Loud, fast and dirty Bakers Eddy’s raucous energy has been winning over crowds nationwide. @bakerseddy
National Record Store Day, Barnstock and Larimer Lounge invite you to re-connect (in-person!) with your favorite Colorado musicians at the first ever Off the Record Block Party . The lineup features a diverse compilation of one hour long sets from the very best of Colorado’s music scene:
The ReMINDERS – Big Samir and Aja Black are the ReMINDERS. This duo mixes soul and roots into a magnetic combination. They have shared the stage with Les Nubians, Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, Barrington Levy, Nas, Mos Def, Big Boi, KRS-One, Rakim, K’Naan, and others. http://www.theremindersmusic.com/
LVDY – This Denver duo released their debut album Gold. Kathleen Hooper and Aubrey Mable met in New Zeland. In 2019 they released their Dreamers EP. Lvdy makes music that is one part folk, one part soul, and the rest is full of surprises. https://www.lvdymusic.com/
Trayce Chapman – Trayce Chapman has opened up Da Baby, YG, A Boogie wit da hoodie, A$AP Ferg, Curren$y, and Talib Kweli. Chapman runs Rest Is For Billionaires, and is a hip-hop artist who stands out. “Exotic Birds” is his latest single. https://www.instagram.com/traycechapman/?hl=en
and a Surprise Set with a very special featured guest. The gig will be capped off with a late-night DJ Dance Party featuring Funk Hunk and Fred Fancy.
This unique all-day showcase will benefit Youth on Record, a local nonprofit dedicated to empowering Colorado’s underserved youth to reach their fullest potential. Youth on Record will be having their 7th Annual Block Party on June 5, 2021. Learn more at www.youthonrecord.org
To further celebrate National Record Store Day, https://recordstoreday.com/, vinyl records will be sold onsite from independently owned record shops to 303 Magazine’s popular vinyl series showcasing the Colorado Music Scene. In addition, a neighborhood food truck will be onsite, giving attendees an opportunity to support a range of local businesses in a me needed now more than ever. Music will run from 2pm to 1:30AM on Saturday, June 12 at Larimer Lounge. Tickets for each individual session range from $10-$20 and can be purchased online at www.larimerlounge.com