Atmosphere’s fall tour showcases new Rhymesayers signees

Indie hip-hop group Atmosphere — consisting of rapper Slug and DJ/producer Ant — has announced fall tour dates with label-mates Blueprint, Grieves & Budo, and DJ Rare Groove, slated to span 23 performances through September and into October. The tour intends to introduce Blueprint’s upcoming release, as well as to showcase recent Rhymesayers signees Grieves & Budo.

Sage Francis

Sage Francis on BBC Radio

On Tuesday, July 13, rapper Sage Francis sat down to chat with Lauren Laverne on the BBC 6 Music Radio Show to discuss his most recent album, Li(f)e.  Francis discussed the shift in style from beat oriented to folk rock, using live instruments with big-name collaborators (members from Grandaddy, Death Cab for Cutie, DeVotchKa, Sparklehorse, and more).  The live audio no longer is streaming, but session photos can be found here.

Converge releases limited-edition seven-inch

On My Shield, Converge’s self-released 7” single, is now available in Europe on limited supply.  With only 3,000 copies available for distribution, each copy of the release features a laser etching, and is available in three different color variations (each limited to 1,000 copies).

Catch ALARM at the 2010 Printers’ Ball

It’s time again for The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine’s co-produced Printers’ Ball. Working with Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Book & Paper Arts and its Student Affairs Office, the sixth annual event is themed as “Print Loves Digital.”