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Check ‘Em Out: Tattoo Money

“For those unfamiliar with Tattoo, he’s an artist to watch. He approaches Hip Hop with an alternative, almost indie perspective that gives his sound a unique feeling.” – EARMILK

“The startling track, both intimate and anthemic, could perhaps best be described as feminist-folk-rap.” – BlackBook

Brooklyn-based, alternative hip-hop artist and songwriter, Tattoo Money, announces his debut untitled EP. The lyric driven EP was inspired by his surrounding world, using only one guitar, one synth and a drum machine. Untitled is due out August 11th, 2017.

Today, Tattoo Money shares his latest video, “Caffeine On An Empty Stomach” via EARMILK, who uncovered the deeper meaning of the video and track, stating, “Throughout the video, different groups attempt to put Tattoo into a stereotypical box. Whether it’s Timberlands or a bottle of Hennessey, groups try and force products onto the emcee as if he should accept them because of his looks. As the video goes on, he runs away from all of these forces before confronting them with his music at the finale.” Last month, lead single, “Black Girl Magic,” premiered on BlackBookwho stated, “The startling track, both intimate and anthemic, could perhaps best be described as feminist-folk-rap.”

Tattoo Money (also known as Pete Armour) was born in Brooklyn before hipsters, bike lanes and artist lofts. Hip-hop was at the core of his upbringing. but Armour’s treasured music collection always included rock bands, such as Cold War Kids, Avenged Sevenfold and Arctic Monkeys. Playing around with the dichotomy of growing up in Brooklyn during the hip-hop golden age, and being into rock and metal, Tattoo Money is an authentic fusion of modern youth culture, creating something new out of a distinct variety of influences.

For Tattoo Money, fitting in has never been part of the agenda, nor was it attainable.

“When I showed up to play hip hop shows they always thought I was an R&B singer. When I show up to play at rock shows (with a guitar on my back, mind you) I always get asked if I’m DJ’ing.”

Tattoo Money writes songs about relationships. Relationships of all kinds – with lovers, exes, friends, enemies and his relationship with New York City. Performed live, these songs aren’t just his songs, these songs become everyone’s songs. The energy transferred in the room between the crowd and the performer is what Tattoo Money feeds off of – for him, it’s all about vibes and connection. With a focus on narrative, Tattoo Money’s minimalist instrumentation and style drives focus to the meaningful stories and personal experiences within the music. EP tracks such as “Black Girl Magic” and “Caffeine On An Empty Stomach” display Tattoo Money’s way of incorporating his personal hardships into meaningful change. The first track hopes to uplift black women and the future of amazing black women during this difficult time, while the second hopes to push beyond the boundaries of black stereotypes.
UNTITLED – TRACKLISTING

01. Caffeine On An Empty Stomach
02. Barrington Levy
03. Levels
04. Black Girl Magic
05. Liars

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Video: The Money Go Round – “YAYAYA”

Check out this video from Sydney, Australia’s The Money Go Round.

The Money Go Round is a means of expression for five Sydney artists who have all had a passion for art and music throughout their lives. It is the product of years of experimentation, to develop a nucleus that promotes creative collaboration. Their debut single “YAYAYA” is about wanting something you can’t have. It sounds like falling down a waterfall into a bucket of rainbow paint. “YAYAYA” was produced by TMGR and Tracked/Mixed and Mastered through 301 Studios, Sydney.

The Money Go Round would very much like to embody the rock/psychedelic genre, TMGR are set to achieve a sound with longevity that is both modern and vintage, and drive their music with strong and memorable live performances.

For fans of: The Black Keys, Tame Impala, Kasabian, Black Lips, The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys.

AND, if ya fancy, you can go download “YAYAYA” for free, too.

Download: The Money Go Round – “YAYAYA”

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The Vaccines Release Debut May 31

Buzz-worthy Britons, The Vaccines, are set to release their highly anticipated debut, What Do You Expect From The Vaccines? via Columbia Records on May 31. Coming off the heels of their highly praised UK release, The Vaccines will be bringing their guitar anthems to the stage beginning May 17th in Washington, DC supporting the Arctic Monkeys.

From a cover feature with NME to entering the UK charts at #4 with What Do You Expect From The Vaccines?, the band is positioning themselves to be one of the most watched bands this year.

Check them out on their American network television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, June 7th.

Tour Schedule:

May 17 – Washington DC, 9.30 Club

May 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

May 19 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

May 21 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus

May 22 – Montreal, ON – Olympia de Montreal

May 24 – New York, NY – Central Park Summer Stage

May 26 – Detroit, MI – Clutch Cargoes

May 27 – Milwuakee, WI – The Rave

May 28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

May 30 – Denver, CO -The Ogden Theatre

May 31 – Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue

June 02 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre

June 03 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium

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Massive but Random

I’ve got loads of music news today; but it’s all going to be quite random…so brace yourselves.

FIRST of all, I’d like to mention that Modest Mouse is releasing an 8-track EP today called No One’s First, and You’re Next. They aren’t totally new songs, but rather new versions of outtakes from previous albums. Probably a good thing for anyone that isn’t very familiar with MM’s older stuff. Yes, they did exist before “Float On”.

Next, but of little importance, is the “comeback” of Limp Bizkit. I really have nothing to say about it, I’m only mentioning it because I just read a brief article of their reunion. If YOU are interested in reading more about it, then here’s the link I was looking at: “Limp Bizkit to Make U.S. Comeback, For Some Reason”

RATATAT will be releasing a new album sometime soon, though at this time, I don’t know when (and it’s bugging me!). What I DO know, is that Kid Cudi (the guy that does that song “Day n’ Nite”) is a fan. I like Kid Cudi’s popular single, but I did do a run through on his album and I think it might be the only song I really like. BUT, that’s not to say that others will like it. Plus, who knows? Maybe it’ll grow on me. I will say that Kid Cudi is much cooler than I originally thought just because Ratatat is an inspiration to him. And that the duo collaborated on Cudi’s debut Man on the Moon: The End of the Day (release date: September 15).

Other albums coming out in the near future:

August 18th – Cascada, Sean Paul, and Division Day (which I will be reviewing)

August 24th – David Guetta

August 25th – Imogen Heap, Matisyahu, Mew, Arctic Monkeys, and Jet

September 1st – Datarock

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