Hey Seattle—you put out way too much good music this week:
Dude York Have The Most Cramped House Show Ever in New Video
"Cannibal" is the undisputed party banger on Dude York's recent Help Yourself Records LP, Dehumanize. In the band's new video for the song (which debuted over at Rolling Stone, ooh la la!), the trio crams into a tiny apartment and plays the song in a variety of highly awkward positions and situations. Click the lick to watch the video, and see if you can spot the Big Mario's pizza box. The pizza itself is easy to find (Hint: It's on the bong).
Shaprece Teams Up With IG88 For Two Beautiful New Tracks
Nobody sounds like Shaprece in Seattle right now. The local R&B songstress' two new songs (created in collaboration with Star Wars referencing electro-producer IG88) sounds like what the elves in Rivendell might listen to at the club. Gorgeous chopped up vocals float around in the air chanting what sounds like magical spells while string arrangements from Phillip Peterson (A$AP Rocky/Florence + The Machine, P!NK) buoy aqeuous, ambient backing tracks—perfect for a dreamy, rainy day. Fans of Purity Ring and AlunaGeorge will dig the hell out of Shaprece, whose debut album should be out sometime this Summer.
Check her out this Friday at the Neumos Seattle SXSW Send-Off Party with The Flavr Blue and James Apollo.
Raz Simone Drops His Emotionally Hefty New Album at NPR
"It's 3 a.m. and these are what feelings sound like," local rapper Raz Simone says at the open of his new album Cognitive Dissonance. He's not putting you on—the album is an open-hearted confessional, punctuated by somber spoken word interludes set to the sound of rainfall that makes for an eerily personal listening experience. Check it out over at NPR.
Thee Samedi Preach in New "TV Evangelist" Video