Cecily – Clumsy

Back in June we were honored to hand off our #DCmusic podcast to two fantastic hometown musicians of color, rapper Ardamus and soulful R&B singer Cecily for cool dialogue and song picks. Since then Cecily debuted the music video for “Clumsy” on no less than BET. The video is sensual and emotional, with director Torell Shavone beautifully showcasing Cecily and her video co-stars. “Clumsy” is the first single from Awakening Pt. 1, Cecily’s 2019 EP she describes as “the story of my awakening to Love – of learning to work on myself so I don’t unintentionally hurt my loved ones, of learning to forgive myself so I can love myself without condition, of surrendering to the beautiful flow of love in my life. These are stories of learning how to choose trust, patience, compassion, honesty, and kindness. These are stories of choosing love over fear, and I hope these songs serve as a reminder to you to do the same.”

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Clones of Clones – Mine

Indie rock band Clones of Clones was already a studio-only band well before the 2020 lockdown, so no release shows were canceled in the run up to their new EP Super Available that dropped July 10th. Instead, CoC often delivers insanely pretty visuals for their music videos, as is the case for the EP’s first single “Mine”. Animator Tezo Don Lee, originally from South Korea and now residing in London, applies the soft tenor of singer Ben Payes to a lipsticked, neon-haired lounge singer in surprising, seductive style.

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Podcast for July 15th, 2020

Paul tries some new Instagram-worthy sodas, while Tony picks up the ukelele.

Tracklisting:
Kill Lincoln – Confession Obsession [Can’t Complain]
Clones of Clones – If I Was a Number [Super Available]
Stray Fossa – For What Was [single]
The Infinite Daisy Chains – Wake Up [Wake Up / Melting into You]
Too Much – I Wanna Be a DJ [Club Emotion]
Drew Dave – KeepOn(Escape) [Solitude]

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Podcast for June 25th, 2020

Paul livestreams more mashup DJing, while Tony has the floor pulled out from under him.

Tracklisting:
The Frontier – It’s You [single]
Golden Browne – Get Down [single]
Babbling April – Narcissism [Days of Retreat]
The Southern Ocean – Friday Night [single]
Continuals – Privacy [Three Songs from Exile]
Stripmall Ballads – What Will We Do When We Have No Money? [single]

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Podcast for June 9th, 2020 feat. Ardamus & Cecily

We turned this week’s show over to rapper Ardamus and soulful songwriter Cecily to pick the songs and reflect on life.

Tracklisting:
Cecily – Hope [Songs of Love and Freedom]
Ardamus & Height Keech – Too Close To Danger [Astro Blocks]
Fertile Ground – Black Is [Black Is….]
RNLification – Starving Artist [Build A Better Brand V1]
Cecily – Grow [Songs of Love and Freedom]
CatsEye2TheCosmos – Dirty Pool feat. Edword Asis, Night Train 357 & Prowess The Testament [Music To Marvel To Vol. 1 The Awakening]

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Des Demonas – The South Will Never Rise Again

We originally shared this over the weekend, but didn’t want the Monday crowd to miss out. Des Demonas singer Jacky released the unofficial music video for the anthemic protest single “The South Will Never Rise Again”, from their 2017 debut self-titled album, with this note:

This “unofficial” video for “The South Will Never Rise Again” is based on footage from what was going to be the video but has now recently been put together by our friend Jonathan Howard:
“For all my friends out protesting against injustice and the senseless killings of black people, be safe, take care of each other, fuck the police! posting this video without my bandmates permission. this is an old song off our first record, not posting it for cool points or to make any money from it. At a time when there’s counter protests by MAGA wankers and a president who may be trying to divide and conquer the nation just so he can have power here’s a song saying you can lynch us you can shoot us, you can harm us BUT we won’t take it in the chin. You are not going to win. FUCK YOU!
PS I Spoke to mum mums earlier today and she told me not to post this video until the protests are over, to avoid escalating and also as hope for reconciliation between the victims and the perpetrators…mothers eh?”

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Podcast for May 22nd, 2020

Tony adds a new dessert to his life, while Paul further develops his livestream DJing.

Tracklisting:
Black Masala – Afterglow [single]
Frass Green – The Band Is Breaking Up [Death of Pop]
Makeup Girl – My Time [single]
Smoke King – Paper Bag [single]
Scott Grim – New Old Flame [single]
Jon Camp Trio – Also Ran [The Drop Bear’s Song – An Australian Bushfire Relief Album]

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Frass Green – The Band Is Breaking Up

Frass Green, one of the absolute snazziest bedroom pop bands in DC, is about to release their new EP Death Of Pop on May 29th. The first single “The Band Is Breaking Up” is also Frass Green’s music video directorial debut, a curious collage of music and COVID-19-related footage that further marks this strange and jarring time in all our lives. All proceeds from the pre-sale of the EP go to Thrive DC, an organization providing for people experiencing homelessness and need in DC, so smash that Buy button now and maybe, just maybe, their show at Comet Ping Pong on Sunday September 6th with Flowerbomb and Eyelids will actually happen.

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DCCOLLABO2020 – Message In A Bottle

A classic song that takes on new meaning in the time of coronavirus quarantine, The Police tune “Message In A Bottle” gets the cover treatment from DCCOLLABO2020, a new project featuring singer-songwriter Laura Tsaggaris, drummer Ben Tufts, Patrick “The Hammer On Bass” Thorton, Wes Lanich on keys and audio/visual producer Tim Lyons. DCCOLLABO2020 was born out of a desire to create, connect and share music during the period of social distancing as a response to the global Coronavirus pandemic. Contact dccollabo2020@gmail.com if you’d like to learn more, and grab the track on Tsaggaris’s Bandcamp page.

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Podcast for May 7th, 2020

Paul recounts a helicopter ride, while Tony binge-watches a dystopian TV series.

Tracklisting:
Flowerbomb – Sorry [single]
Raw Poetic & Damu the Fudgemunk – Nappy Heads [Moment of Change]
Yes Vacancy – Heavy Now [single]
Jasmine Gillison – Concrete [single]
The Sweater Set – Being Alone [Fly On The Wall]
Anthony Pirog – The Shape of a Raindrop [Remote Rhythms Benefit Compilation]

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