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Rad Summer @ SXSW

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Rad Summer is proud to support our artists this week at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Oreo Jones, Sirius Blvck, and newest addition John Stamps will be performing at the Historic Victory Grill, Saturday, March 21st. They will be sharing the stage with local producer/creative workhorse Freddie Bunz. For more information, check out the venue:

http://atxhistoricvictorygrill.org/

TimeSquared will be performing at The Ranch, March 21st, at 8pm.

http://www.theranchaustin.com/The_RANCH_-_Best_Bar_in_Austin_Texas.html

David Owen is at Plush on Monday, March 23rd.

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Need to know everything about this week in Austin? SXSW’s website lists shows, artists, and a multitude of participating vendors.

http://sxsw.com

Rad Summer Showcase @ Pit Stop Music Festival

This past weekend, Bloomington was host to the Pit Stop Music Festival, inspired and organized for numerous musical groups en-route to SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas. Rad Summer was in full force on Friday, with label artists performing at The Buskirk Chumley Theater, The Bishop, and The Back Door. Action Jackson, Oreo Jones, Sirius Blvck, Party Lines, Andy D, and PHNM all performed sets. The festival also featured MadLib, Murder By Death, and Maps and Atlases, among others.

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Party Lines @ The Bishop
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PHNM @ The Buskirk Chumley
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Rad Summer artists performing this week at SXSW include Oreo Jones, Sirius Blvck, TimeSquared, PHNM, David Owen, and newest addition John Stamps. For the full schedule and artist lineup, visit http://sxsw.com/.

New Release: Party Lines – Fool for Losin You (RS045)

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Party Lines’ sophomore release presents a strong danceable and emotional contribution to the Rad Summer catalog!

Party Lines make their return with Fool for Losin You, their second release on Rad Summer.  The lead and title song sets the tone for the entire five track project with the group’s trademark 80’s influenced synth funk sounds.  Between new lead singer Ed Lanier’s soulful voice and a noticeable maturity in song writing, Party Lines have crafted an EP that is not only danceable but also lyrically compelling.  Watch for a video to follow soon!

STREAM: Party Lines – Fool for Losin You (RS045)
PURCHASE: Party Lines – Fool for Losin You (RS045)

SIRIUS BLVCK – Backwoods (Official Music Video)

It has been almost two months since Indianapolis MC Sirius Blvck dropped Light in the Attic, the final piece in his trilogy alongside produced Bones of Ghosts. Since the December release, Blvck has continued to hold the public’s interest by performing live, providing guest verses (listen to this smash), and also a steady stream of visuals off of LITA.

Prior to right now, we have seen visuals for both “Yung Vultures” and “Tribe Quest” (above and below) and today we are happy to premiere the music video for “Backwoods”, quite possibly my favorite track on the album. All the videos have been directed by Sam Mirpoorian and the newest video is a perfect slow motion companion piece to the relaxing, smoked out single that I can’t stop playing. Watch it up above and let us know how you feel. Let this trio of visuals dilate your pupils and know that this is not the last music video from Sirius that you will see this year.

Oreo Jones – Fhloston Paradise (Official Music Video)

Oreo Jones just dropped the LSD inspired visual for “Fhloston Paradise”, the first single off of his upcoming album Cash 4 Gold!

“Fhloston  Paradise” is OJ’s ode to Naptown, inspired by the interstellar vacation destination from the Fifth Element.  The video for “Fhloston Paradise” finds Oreo connecting with frequent collaborator and direct of Let’s Do Lunch Nate Karamanski.  These two previously collaborated on the vid for “Dream Babe” which also featured DMA.  The pair’s style can most simply be described as lo-fi psychedelia.  Cash 4 Gold is set to drop this spring!

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WORLD PREMIERE: SIRIUS BLVCK – Tribe Quest ft. Oreo Jones & DMA (Official Music Video)

Sirius Blvck Just Dropped the Visuals for “Tribe Quest” Featuring Oreo Jones and DMA!

“Tribe Quest” the first single from Sirius Blvck’s latest project Light in the Attick has received the visual treatment courtesy of director Sam Mirpoorian.  Much like the song, the video is a psychedelic layering of various elements that ultimately forms a successful composition.  The track was produced by Bones of Ghosts and features additional vocals from Oreo Jones and DMA and Matt Riefler on engineering.  You can download the song for free and buy the album on most digital retailers.

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New Release: Sirius Blvck – Light in the Attic (RS044) + “Yung Vultures” (Official Music Video)

Sirius Blvck shines on his debut LP for Rad Summer, Light in the Attic.

In collaboration with MishkaNYC and Musical Family Tree, we just dropped the new album Light in the Attic from Indianapolis rapper Sirius Blvck.  The project features 11 songs plus 2 bonus tracks.   Check out his new video “Yung Vultures”, the lead single. The track was produced by his frequent collaborator Bones of Ghosts and engineered by Matt Riefler. Visuals are by Sam Mirpoorian.  Watch for more to come from this young emcee.

Since his 2007 debut as the frontman for Indian City Weather, Sirius Blvck has been leaving his mark on the Indianapolis music scene as one of the city’s premier emcees. With Indiana City Weather, Sirius released two album that blended the group’s diverse backgrounds in hip-hop, funk, and rock. In 2012, Sirius released his debut solo mixtape titled Smoke in the Trees, which was followed by the first two of three albums with producer Bones of Ghosts.

WATCH: Sirius Blvck – “Yung Vultures” (Official Music Video)
STREAM: Sirius Blvck – Light in the Attic (RS044)
PURCHASE: Sirius Blvck – Light in the Attic (RS044)

New Release: Lemi Vice x Cool Hand Lex – I’m With It (RS042)

RS042 is the first collaborative effort from Lemi Vice and Cool Hand Lex. The release is comprised of two futuristic, spaced-out trap anthems that are set to send big room dance floors on an interstellar journey!

PURCHASE: Lemi Vice x Cool Hand Lex – I’m With It (RS042)

Andy D – Paint It Gold (Official Music Video)

Our favorite party-in-a-pair-of-Zubaz, Andy D, returns with a new video for his last single from his 2013 release WarCries. Andy D gets tropical and romantic with his latest love song, Paint It Gold. Like most Andy D videos, this latest vid features Andy, Anna Vision and Kelly Clarkson (the rabbit), and as Andy describes it, “was shot in the post-apocalyptic future of your wet dreams.” Direction and animation was done by Zachary Gibson, and it was produced by BagFry Productions.

 

Lemi Vice x Action Jackson – #SWISH (Official Music Video)

Lemi Vice and Action Jackson bring their NBA jam to life with an assist from director Zaquerie.

Near the end of the 2014 NBA post season, Action Jackson and Lemi Vice dropped their single #SWISH.  #SWISH is inspired by the classic sounds of a basketball court and lands somewhere between moombahton and twerk.  With the 2015 NBA season beginning, Lemi and Action just dropped the visual for #SWISH featuring vintage found video which is directed by Zaquerie.  The only thing missing is Dick Vitale screaming “HE’S ON FIRE!”

PURCHASE: Lemi Vice x Action Jackson – #SWISH