Major Lazer Drops Surprise ‘Know No Better’ EP

Know No Better opens with the teased title track, an island-kissed pop tune to get the party started. “Buscando Huelles” is a high-paced reggeaton dance track featuring Spanish-language verses from J Balvin and classic Sean Paul swagger. “Particula” takes the vibe to a sunny backyard gig in Africa featuring South Africa’s Nasty C and Nigerian performers Ice Prince, and Patoranking & Jidenna. “Jump” is particularly fun, featuring a high-energy Dutch house drop and Jamaica’s Busy Signal.

“Sua Cara” is pop-samba with Brazilian flair from Anitta and Pabllo Vittar, and the EP closes with classic Major Lazer soca vibes with Machel Montano and Konshens on “Front of the Line.” That song’s gonna be all in your head thanks to its upcoming use in Major Lazer and Bacardi’s joint Sound of Rum campaign.

It’s a worldly journey for your ears, no passport required. Check it out and explore the flavors of the Earth below.

Listen to the EP HERE

OASIS’ CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA ON IZOMBIE – TONIGHT

Oasis’ ‘Champagne Supernova’ tonight on The CW’s iZombie!

BABY STRANGE’s APPROPRIATE ‘PURE EVIL’ TONIGHT ON LUCIFER

Catch Baby Strange’s ‘Pure Evil’ on tonight’s episode of ‘Lucifer’ on FOX.

“GOLDEN CAGE” BY NILÜFER YANYA NAMED BEST NEW TRACK BY PITCHFORK

London-based newcomer Nilüfer Yanya’s “Golden Cage” alternately pulses and floats on air. This is new music, post-post-punk, with some new wave guitar shimmer, the lazy vocal cadence of snotty young rappers, and hints of jazz wafting. The song is not a mess, though, it’s bright and abstract, with Yanya’s charmingly heavy British accent peaking out at points to weight the tune. Other times, she’s singing like she’s jumping through puddles. Most of the lyrics repeat many times, and she tries them each out in different cadences and pitches, like a drummer moving from tom to tom, cymbal to cymbal.

Full Pitchfork article here.

Check out “Golden Cage” official music video below.

Margo Price receives Americana Honor nomination for Artist of the Year!

The complete list of 2017 nominees:

 

Album of the Year

“American Band,” Drive-By Truckers

“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” Sturgill Simpson

“Close Ties,” Rodney Crowell

“Freedom Highway,” Rhiannon Giddens

“The Navigator,” Hurray for the Riff Raff

 

Artist of the Year

Jason Isbell

John Prine

Lori McKenna

Margo Price

Sturgill Simpson

 

Duo/Group of the Year

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

Drive-By Truckers

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

The Lumineers

 

Emerging Artist of the Year

Aaron Lee Tasjan

Amanda Shires

Brent Cobb

Sam Outlaw

 

Song of the Year

“All Around You,” Sturgill Simpson

“It Ain’t Over Yet,” Rodney Crowell (feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White)

“To Be Without You,” Ryan Adams

“Wreck You,” Lori McKenna

 

Instrumentalist of the Year

Spencer Cullum, Jr.

Jen Gunderman

Courtney Hartman

Charlie Sexton

Lemaitre’s “Closer” in Netflix’s ‘Las Chicas Del Cable’ Trailer

Listen to ‘Closer’ here