In a few months, it'll be time for the 5th URB Alt Festival. While Boston Fielder hasn't unveiled the lineup for this milestone event, he has released the second URB Alt Music Sampler, as he calls it, "more genre-bending sounds from around the globe." The compilation collects songs by various eclectic artists including Gil Scott-Heron, Grizzly Bear, MuthaWit, Meshell Ndegeocello, Toro y Moi, No Bra, BLK JKS, Free Moral Agents, and Leila Adu among many others. From the press release:
URB ALT founder Boston Fielder says, “Critics suggest that pop music is pointless while avant garde music is aimless. When a soul legend like Gil Scott-Heron covers MS Delta bluesman Robert Johnson’s “Me And The Devil” and plays back alongside rising young creators from Germany, London, South Africa and Brooklyn the vibration is hella expansive. I’d like to think that the 18 exciting artists on URB ALT Sampler – Dos agree that nothing is more paradigm changing than great pop and nothing insures popular longevity than heartfelt experimentation."
URB ALT Sampler-Dos is available for free as an album-only digital download at the URB ALT site (www.urbalt.ning.com), Amazon.com and ITunes.
- MuthaWit – Give It To Me
- Divisible – Calm, Collected
- Gil Scott-Heron – Me And The Devil
- Leila Adu – Train
- Grizzly Bear – Cheerleader
- Free Moral Agents – Aravand(live at the prospector, LBC)
- California King – Whiskey Glass
- No Bra – Noise Pollution
- Ezekiel Jiminez – Wee Wee Wata Knot Belly 5
- Paris Suit Yourself – Brainwash
- Meshell Ndegeocello – Lola
- Art Terry – Future
- The Dolldaze – The Hard Way
- Toro y Moi – 109
- Uninterrupted – Regret
- BLK JKS – Lakeside
- Fat Transfer – Now You’re Back
- Swallowing the Seas – More Than Water
Click here to download the FREE URB Alt Sampler-Dos.