We've had a busy year here at the fake offices, but this one has been in the works and it's time to reveal it to the world. Lars Bartkuhn is known worldwide, and he's releasing his masterwork (so far) next Tuesday. The title is Passion Dance Orchestra, and it's so sublime and beautiful that you might just miss the intense complexity of the project. The rehearsals alone are amazing, so please take the time to enjoy. Find Lars here, Like him over here, and dig the first two tracks and preorder right over here

Zenrock - Lars Bartkuhn

Boppy Poppy

Be The Evolution

Artists Take Risks

Every time they get up in front of you. Every time they create and put their art out to the world. Todd Clouser is one of those artists who takes that risk as far as it will go. Traveling to places most of us would not go, meeting people in big cities and small villages, all with the message of music as a connecting force. Todd, we salute you; you are in the wilderness fighting the dragon so that we may all one day be free. We are honored to release your latest work - Son Of A Hero

Walk the (side)walk

Take an MC (Rico Sisney) and a vocalist (Maggie Vagle) and put a slammin jazz/funk band with horns behind them. Hot, right? Sidewalk Chalk is that band, and they've shared the stage with ?uestlove, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Jean Grae, and Hiatus Kaiyote for good reason. The power of this band is on the road, coming to a town near you - and they're recording the whole thing to drop their Ropeadope debut on the world. Be in it, tour starts on October 3

(The) Marty Kearns

Born in New Orleans and raised on the Gulf Coast, Marty Kearns understands the searing, swampy heat of the South. He paid his dues playing in redneck dives and on the Chitlin' Circuit. Arriving in Atlanta in the 80's, Marty appeared in that other, heavier, band from Athens GA - Love Tractor. Constantly immersed in the community, Marty has appeared with many - Drivin' and Cryin', Cindy Wilson, The Indigo Girls, to name a few. Marty is the fearless leader of MKG, and he brings a haunting and swampy sound to the band. This is not just of the heart, It's of the SOUL. Dig that sound right here.