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BAMM.tv Artist Roundup – October 4th

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Our regular round-up of what’s happening with BAMM.tv’s favorite artists right now …

ANA TIJOUX

Chilean hip-hop superstar Ana Tijoux has released new single ‘No Al TPP’, which is a savage political attack on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (more details here). Check out her BAMM.tv performances here.

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Win Exclusive Whiskerman Prizes With BAMM.tv

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So we’re coming to the end of Whiskerman’s tenure as our Featured Artist, and what better way to round things off than by giving away some exclusive prizes to you, our cherished BAMM.tv minions? (Well, one lucky BAMM.tv minion anyway. By the way, we mean ‘minions’ in the nicest possible sense). The band have a t-shirt, CD of their new album and Whiskerman sticker to give away.

But that’s not all – we also have five runner-up prizes waiting in the wings. Hell yes: we also have FIVE FAKE MUSTACHES to give away. That’s right – you could become YOUR VERY OWN WHISKERMAN (OR LADY). Imagine the envious glare from people as you strap one of those furry bad boys to your upper lip and quite literally own the streets. Or possibly get laughed at. We can’t make any guarantees.

To stand a chance of winning a Whiskerman T-shirt and album (or a fake mustache, by which BAMM.tv takes no responsibility should your head explode in sheer excitement upon receiving), simply drop an email with ‘Whiskerman Contest’ as the subject to info [at] bamm.tv by midday on Friday 4th October. Good luck …

OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Whiskerman

Whiskerman: What Are They Listening To Right Now?

Whiskerman: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

BAMM.tv Artist Roundup – Friday August 30th

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Our weekly roundup of what’s happening with BAMM.tv’s favorite artists …

WILD CHILD

The fantastic Wild Child (seen below in one of the greatest BAMM.tv videos to date) have announced a release party for their new album ‘The Runaround’, taking place at Austin City Limits, TX on October 11. It may seem like a while away, but demand will be high – so grab those tickets now! And if you can’t make it to Austin … make sure to pick up a copy of their new album anyway!

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BAMM.tv Artist Roundup

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Our weekly roundup of what’s happening with BAMM.tv’s favorite artists …

TYPHOON

This Portland-based bunch of musical crusaders have previously been our Artist Of The Month, so that pretty much tells you all you need to know (if you’re a little slow on the uptake, we’re saying that they’re incredibly good). Their new album ‘White Lighter’ was released this week.

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BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Thao And The Get Down Stay Down

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‘Get down, stay down’ may sound like a direct command (imagine your clichéd ‘give me fifty’ drill instructor barking it in your ear) – but such straightforward bludgeoning really isn’t the style of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, the San Francisco act who just happen to be BAMM.tv’s new Featured Artist.

This isn’t to say that there’s no immediacy to their music. Thao Nyugen and her mainstay cohort Adam Thompson (the band members have previous included Frank Stewart and Willis Thompson) have crafted a body of work which – while loosely fitting within umbrella terms like alt-rock and folk-rock – opens up with multiple listens to reveal rewarding intricacies, unique vocal and musical flourishes, and melodies within melodies.

You may think you’re getting everything with a surface listen – and an enjoyable surface listen it definitely is – but sentiments like ‘you are a dead man/I just have to shoot the gun’ (‘Body’) and ‘I come back because the punches always hit the same’ (‘Trouble Was For’) show off a beguiling complexity. Think of similar creative multi-taskers like Broken Social Scene, Jim Ward, Cat Power, Fiona Apple and Feist – not a bad line-up to be mentioned alongside – and you’ll be close.

Or, y’know, just listen to them. (click ‘more’ to continue)

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Win a copy of Geographer’s album ‘Myth’!

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If you’ve been paying attention - and we hope you have, because there will be a surprise test later – you’ll be aware that we’ve chosen the amazing San Francisco three-piece Geographer as our Featured Artist. Why? Because they’re capable of heart-stopping performances like this, that’s why:

We’ve already unleashed an exclusive interview with the band, and we’ve enjoyed a selection of their favorite tunes from the BAMM.tv archive. Now we’re giving you the chance to win one of five copies of ‘Myth’, the most recent Geographer album!

To enter, just answer this question in the comments below:

What’s one cover song you think Geographer would knock out of the park?

We’ll pick the five best answers as the winners! The deadline is Monday 28th January, and we’ll in touch with the lucky victors next week – so remember to include your email when you register to comment (the email will remain unseen and private, of course.).

The 12 Days Of BAMM – Day Eleven – Jungle By Night, ‘Hidden’

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We’re almost at the end of our 12 day countdown to Christmas, and we hope you’ve been enjoying our look back at our 2012 highlights as much as we have. Today we’re showcasing one of the most ambitious projects in our catalog – the awesome ‘Hidden’, a documentary which follows the incredible young Amsterdam band Jungle By Night as they prepare to unleash their unique Afrobeat sound on the world with their debut album release. Perfect viewing for a lazy Saturday – check it out above.

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