Los Angeles songwriter Sasami Ashworth, aka SASAMI, has announced her debut self-titled album which is out March 8th via Domino. She’s shared the lead single “Jealousy” and its music video which she wrote, edited, and co-directed with Kate Hollowell. In a press release, SASAMI said, “The whole ‘Jealousy’ video was born out of inspiration from the scene ‘Bruce Vs Chocolate cake’ from the 1996 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.” She added, “I wanted to make something grotesque and creepy and funny of course.” Check it out here via NPR.
In a statement, SASAMI described the record as a “a mix of a diary and a collection of letters, written but never sent, to people I’ve been intimately involved with in one way or another.” Check out the SASAMI tracklist and cover art below.
01 I Was a Window [ft. Dustin Payseur]
02 Not the Time
03 Morning Comes
04 Free [ft. Devendra Banhart]
06 At Hollywood
09 Adult Contemporary [ft. Soko]
10 Turned Out I Was Everyone
The new app based on “David Bowie Is,” an exhibit based on David Bowie’s life and career and it will be narrated by actor Gary Oldman. “This brings the amazing ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition to a wider audience,” Oldman said in a press release. “It’s great that his fans get to experience it. It was a privilege to be involved.” The app will guide the users through “the show’s hundreds of costumes, videos, handwritten lyrics, original works of art, and more.” It is set to launch on January 8th, on what would be Bowie’s 72nd birthday.
The historic Webster Hall in New York closed its doors in August 2017 after a sale to AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment. Gerard McNamee, the director of operations, wrote in a statement, “[Webster Hall] will be closed for an undisclosed period of time for demo, reno, and transition to corporate ownership under Barclays/AEG/Bowery Presents.”
Webster Hall’s social media accounts shared a video captioned, “See ya in 2019!” on New Years Eve. See the tweet below.
The last concert at Webster Hall before it closed was Action Bronson on August 10, 2017.
Flight of the Conchords have released a new song called “Father and Son” from their recent HBO special Live in London. The duo played the track on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in September as well. Listen to “Father and Son” below.
M.I.A.’s documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.was released in September to theaters. The film is now available to purchase online via iTunes and other digital retailers as of Today. The documentary is directed by Stephen Loveridge and was scored by Paul Hicks and Dhani Harrison. It shows a look into M.I.A.’s life as an artist with personal footage spanning over the course of her childhood to present day. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year where it was the winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award.
Watch the trailer below.
Kamasi Washington is set to debut a new short film at Sundance 2019.The short, titled, As Told To G/D Thyself, is directed by a collective called the Ummah Chroma, which features Washington, Bradford Young, Terence Nance,, Jenn Nkiru, and Marc Thomas. It’s inspired by the music of Washington’s latest album, Heaven and Earth. Check out the film poster below.