Lovey Dovies has emerged from a two-season-long hiatus — with a slightly adjusted line-up and a broader catalog. Singer-guitarist James Hayes spent time at the Living Room studio hashing out gorgeous new songs, joined by Travis Thompson (Blackbelt Band), powerhouse drummer Eric Rogers (Empress Hotel) and engineering whiz Daniel Majorie. Download four of those new songs on the band's website.
The new live lineup takes Dan Fox off drums and into a second guitar, with Rogers now on drums — catch Lovey Dovies at The Saint, 10 p.m. Monday, with DJ Brice Nice.
Daytrotter just uploaded its session with Lafayette pop outfit Brass Bed, performing the songs "Polar Bird," Dear Ray" and "Miniature Day Parade." Stream the session or download it free on the Daytrotter website. (RIYL Elephant 6 diaspora, particularly Olivia Tremor Control, as per Daytrotter.)
Curren$y's supergroup crew of rappers on his Jets International label just released Jet World Order. Some of the group, including Fiend, Trademark da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Corner Boy P and Street Wiz, performs at House of Blues tonight.
Grab a free download of the album here. Guest rappers on the album, which features psychedelic soul-riffing and minimal spaced-out sci-fi production, also features Smoke DZA, Nesby Phipps and Mikey Rocks.