Nneka’s “Heartbeat” gets a new pulse with NAS

Nneka

I recently discovered Nigerian-German nightingale Nneka. Her stellar LP, “Concrete Jungle”, which has been out for a couple of months. Nneka is currently on tour with Nas, who’s featured on this latest remix of “Heartbeat” and Damian Marley, (aka Distant Relatives). It is  a perfectly seemless  collaboration and one step up from the original. Listen and Download below.

Tour Dates:

7/31 – Newport Folk Festival   Newport
8/1 – Lilith Fair Hartford   Hartford, CT
8/2 – Highline Ballroom   New York, NY
8/3 – Lilith Fair   Washington, D.C.
8/4 – Lilith Fair     Raleigh, NC
8/6 – Lilith Fair     Charlotte, NC
8/8 – Lollapalooza   Chicago, IL
8/10 – El Mocambo Club   Toronto
8/12 –  Crocodile Cafe     Seattle, WA
8/13 – Dog Fir Lounge    Portland, OR
8/15 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival    San Francisco, CA
8/16 –  Troubadour     West Hollywood, CA

Download Nneka “Heartbeat (Remix) (Feat. Nas)”

The Walkmen Return with Tour and New LP

The Walkmen

New York City’s The Walkmen return with a new album, “Lisbon” on September 14th. The 11 track LP is their first for Fat Possum and their 6th overall. The illustriously doldrumed band is set to hit the road, opening for The National in North America and The Black Keys in the UK. They’re also headlining a ton of North American dates, with Japandroids and A.A. Bondy opening. Preceding the tour, the boys will spend their summer doing their share of festival rounds. We’ve got all the band’s dates below for this continent.

7/2 – Minneapolis, MN – Taste of MN
7/4 – Des Moines, IA – 80/35 Festival
7/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Xponential Music Festival
7/31 – Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival
8/6 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/12 – New York, NY – Governors Island #
9/9 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Malkin Bowl $
9/10 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Malkin Bowl $
9/11 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall %
9/12 – Portland, OR – Music Fest NW $
9/14 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ^
9/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box ^
9/17 – Phoenix, AZ – Clubhouse ^
9/18 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up ^
10/7 – Boston, MA – Royale *
10/9 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House *
10/10 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
10/12 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
10/14 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre ^
10/16 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room ^
10/18 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre ^
10/19 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck ^
10/20 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway ^
10/21 – Louisville, KY – Zanzibar ^
10/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre ^
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero ^

# with Grizzly Bear and Gang Gang Dance
% with Helio Sequence
$ with The National
^ with Japandroids
* with A.A. Bondy
@ with The Black Keys