Announcing “Tuck In With” The Natural Yogurt Band – Free MP3 Download

Now-Again | Dec. 15, 2010 | News |

Yes, it’s a bit odd to announce an album by offering up their “outro” to the album – but in the case of the English oddballs that we call The Natural Yogurt Band it just seems fitting. So here we are with a groove that sounds eerily reminiscent of Nigerian fuzz funkers Ofo and The Black Company’s “Allah Waakbar” – “Eastern Outro.”

Tuck In With… The Natural Yogurt Band is to be released in February 2011.

Download: The Natural Yogurt Band “Eastern Outro”

The L.A. Times on “Dark Sunrise” – “… an important reissue.

Now-Again | Dec. 13, 2010 | News |

The L.A. Times had nothing but good things to say about our Rikki Ililonga and Musi-O-Tunya anthology Dark Sunrise. An excerpt from Randall Roberts’ piece:

“… an important reissue, and offers yet another glimpse into the sound of Africa in the 1960s and 70s. In the past half-decade, countless African crate-digger classics have been reissued, each another piece of the puzzle from a continent less archivally minded than most. But “Dark Sunrise” is a peak, and a vivid glimpse into a particular moment in time.”

Read More: L.A. Times “Pop and Hiss” on Dark Sunrise.

Dr. Manasseh Phiri Breaks Down Zamrock on PRI’s “The World” (Audio Download)

Now-Again | Dec. 9, 2010 | News |

Dr. Manasseh Phiri – the Zambian DJ who coined the term “Zamrock” around the release of Musi-O-Tunya’s Wings of Africa and WITCH’s Introduction – discusses and plays tracks from WITCH’s Lazy Bones on a recent episode of PRI’s “The World.” Listen as one of the movement’s first supporters reminisces and breaks down songs from this, WITCH’s masterpiece.

Download: Dr. Manasseh Phiri on WITCH’s Lazy Bones.
Buy Lazy Bones here.
Read more about our Zambian Psych reissues here.

Video: Seu Jorge and Almaz’s “The Model (Chapter Two – Oshun And The Dream)”, A Short Film By Kahlil Joseph

Now-Again | Dec. 8, 2010 | News |

Now-Again Records and What Matters Most present two short films based on the recently released Seu Jorge and Almaz album by Brazilian singer and actor Seu Jorge. The films star Jorge and were directed by Kahlil Joseph, who recently directed Stones Throw Records’ Aloe Blacc’s “I Need A Dollar” video.

The second – “The Model: Oshun and the Dream” – delves into Jorge’s psyche as he continues to struggle with this echoing image of “The Model”…

Directed & Edited by Kahlil Joseph
Photography by Bradford Young
Music by Seu Jorge and Almaz
Produced by Omid Fatemi and Daniel Song for What Matters Most
Featuring music from the Now-Again Records album Seu Jorge and Almaz.

Buy: on Rappcats.
Download: Seu Jorge and Almaz “The Model (Joey Altruda Remix).”

Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! Out Today (Itunes too!) – And We’re Still Giving Away A Free MP3.

Now-Again | Dec. 7, 2010 | News |

While you probably already visited Stones Throw’s webstore and copped the latest from our friends at World Psychedelic Funk Classics, we’re now we’re pleased to announce the official release of Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!.

This limited edition piece comes as a deluxe digipak CD, including a 52-page full color booklet with liner notes, photos and other ephemera. It also comes in 2LP gatefold packaging with an over sized, full color, 20-page booklet with the same detailed liner notes and imagery included. The digital album is available at Itunes.

Buy: Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! at Itunes.
Download: The Black Beats “The Mod Trade” From Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

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