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4 New Albums to Listen to This April

4 New Albums to Listen to This April

Looking to expand your music repertoire this spring? Here are 4 new albums to look for this month:

1. Toro y Moi Outer Peace

Toro y Moi’s groovy sixth studio album has an unforgettable pulse. With songs like Ordinary Pleasure and Freelance, it’s a must-have addition to any dance party or road trip.

2. Weyes Blood Titanic Rising

Melodically complex with allusions to impending doom, Titanic Rising is still an album centered around hope. Natalie Mering’s rich vocals ring out from an orchestra in this beautiful new album.

3. Andrew Bird My Finest Work Yet

While Andrew Bird’s previous albums have been recorded in such places as a barn, the bottom of a canyon, and in the middle of a river, his new album My Finest Work Yet lives up to its title. Darkly humorous and poking fun at history, mythology and himself, this new album is a must listen.

4. Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs

An album that sounds like it came from another time, Quiet Signs is more than just psychedelic folk. Refusing to be placed in a box, Pratt’s child-like voice is as unforgettable as her unique melodies.

Toro y Moi - "50-50 (feat. Instupendo)" (Official Music Video)

WEYES BLOOD --- EVERYDAY

Andrew Bird My Finest Work Yet

Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs

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Diplo Presents A New Festival

Diplo Presents A New Festival

Diplo will host a new two-day festival July 20 th and 21 st at the Gillette Stadium in
Foxborough, Massachusetts. The new festival, titled “Diplo Presents The Super Mega Ultra
Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival,” will host performances from artists such as Billie Eilish,
and Pusha T.
The former partner of Sri-Lankan-English rapper M.I.A, Diplo rose to fame with
electronic dance music trio, Major Lazer, who will also be preforming at the festival.
Fans can purchase festival passes, or one of several VIP ticket options beginning mid-
April.

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New Track: Big Thief Cattails

In Big Thief’s new single Cattails, Adrianne Lenker’s voice softly hums above a rolling melody, capturing the feelings you experience while traveling home or to meet a good friend. The comforting second single is from the band’s forthcoming album U.F.O.F, which was recorded in rural western Washington in a large cabin-like room. If you happen to be wondering, the second “F” in the title of the new album stands for “Friend.”

“Making friends with the unknown,” says Lenker, “all my songs are about this.”

The much-anticipated new album will be released May 3, 2019.

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HOMECOMING: A Film About Representation

HOMECOMING: A film by Beyoncé, is not just a fun dance-along, but a culturally significant body of work that celebrates Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and community support.

The documentary shows rare, vulnerable moments with the artist as she narrates her challenging pregnancy with twins, and the difficulty to recover before the big concert. But her struggles are more than just personal ones. They lead to a much larger discussion about representation, Black culture, and community. Being the first Black woman to headline Coachella is a significant milestone in music history, and Beyoncé refused to hold back her creativity and talent, despite her health-related obstacles.

The documentary is now available to stream on Netflix.

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Alice Phoebe Lou: Paper Castles

Alice Phoebe Lou: Paper Castles

By: Colleen MacDonald

“We’re all human and none of us are special,” Alice Phoebe Lou tells the glowing,
intimate crowd at The Garrison in Toronto. The enigmatic singer-songwriter swings her guitar
back and forth as she speaks about a song she wrote for her stalker, and the dangers of putting
people on pedestals. The crowd responds with giggles and excited claps.

Originally from South Africa, Phoebe Lou now lives in Berlin. A former busker and fire-
dancer, the 25-year-old is currently making her way as an independent artist without a record
label. Her latest album, Paper Castles, was self-released on March 8 th and kicked off a tour
consisting of over 40 concerts across the US, Canada, and Europe.

While small in stature and wielding a guitar almost as big as herself, Phoebe Lou is
anything but meek. Her voice cuts through the precise rhythm and melody of her backing band
with growls and howls. Her lyrics to Skin Crawl, a single off her new album, fights against sexist
ideals of how a woman should look and behave. In Something Holy, she asks the listener to
“recognize the workings of [her] mind,” before being intimately touched.

Her meaningful words are beautifully woven between intricate drumbeats, basslines, and
jazzy melodies that sound as if they came from an ethereal planet.

Paper Castles is the work of an artist who is maturing into themselves. With captivating
lyrics and a clear voice, the artist serves up a dose of reality within a dreamy album. Phoebe
Lou’s natural charm shines through in every song, lifting up while simultaneously grounding the
listener and reminding us of our humanity.

The energy in the venue felt as though we were spending an evening in Phoebe Lou’s
living room. Her honesty and vulnerability made the show unique while she shared genuine
moments with her highly talented backing band. The night ended with Phoebe Lou apologizing
for not being able to talk after the show. “We need to go directly to the airport,” she laughs. “It’s
on to the next city.”