Something Altogether Newer

Updated: Recently, found Alexandra Scott's song on Ingrid Lucia Presents New Orleans Female Vocalists to be one of its high points. The version on the CD was accidentally edited in the first printing, and lost in the edit was optimistic ending that balances song's pensive tone. 

The song is available for one dollar from Bandcamp, and you can check it out here.


Dam-Funk's Happy

Producer, musician and DJ Dam-Funk is Los Angeles' "Ambassador of Boogie Funk," and he'll play Tipitina's on September 16 at DJ Soul Sister's Birthday Jam. Today he released a new track, "Happy," which is online now on Soundcloud, where you can other three more unreleased tracks from the last month for download.

Afghan Whigs Free Frank Ocean

The reunited Afghan Whigs will play Tipitina's October 19. In the meantime, they have a new song available for free download: a cover of Frank Ocean's "Lovecrimes." It's a great choice and a strong track that honors the unsettling nature of Ocean's song. The burbling synth under the intro ratchets up the tension, so when the Whigs' kick in, they have a lot of punch.