Lee Fields

Video: Lee Fields & The Expressions’ “You’re the Kind of Girl”

Lee Fields: Faithful ManLee Fields & the Expressions: Faithful Man (Truth & Soul, 3/13/12)

Forty-three years into his career, soul veteran Lee Fields is still going strong, as evidenced by last month’s release of Faithful Man — his second for Brooklyn’s Truth & Soul Records — and his current tour, which included dates at SXSW.

Backed by his band The Expressions, Faithful Man is a modern twist on a classic, paying homage to the time-honored traditions of funk and soul upon which Fields built his career. Here’s his new video for “You’re the Kind of Girl.”

Kenan Bell

Album Download: Kenan Bell’s Summer Solstice Vol. 3

Kenan Bell: Summer Solstice Vol. 3Kenan Bell: Summer Solstice Vol. 3 (12/21/11)

Kenan Bell: “Book of the Month (feat. Ayomari & Carl Roe)”

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Indie rapper Kenan Bell releases the third installment of his Summer Solstice mixtape series tomorrow, the summer solstice for the Southern hemisphere. On this collection, the former Montessori schoolteacher samples the likes of Caribou (“Caribou”), Lovage (“Book of the Month”), the Talking Heads (“Home”), and plenty more, layering his signature nerd rap over each and making them his own.

A day before its official release, ALARM presents an exclusive download of SSV3. (And if you haven’t already, be sure to download Summer Solstice Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.)

Bell also provided some commentary below for SSV3. We advise that you listen to it in its entirety while enjoying his behind-the-scenes notes.