Brooklyn VOICES – November 2015
They Might Be Giants will release their fifth children’s album, Why?, on Black Friday. Their current release, Glean, is the group’s fourth highest charting album, peaking at 67 on the Billboard charts. TMBG are also wrapping up their last-Sunday-of-the-month series at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn with shows on November 29 and New Year’s Eve…Pavo Pavo, the innovative pop band that opened for Lucius at Celebrate Brooklyn! this summer, is currently being featured on Shaking Through, a documentary web series about the vision and process of recording music. The group is seen during a recording session for their song Check the Weather…The Punch Brothers’ The Phosphorescent Blues, which hit number one on the Billboard Bluegrass chart in March (and stayed there for seven weeks), is still hanging in the Top 10…Congrats to Crown Heights rapper Skyzoo, whose summer release, Music For My Friends, became his fourth consecutive album to crack the top 40 of Billboard’s R&B charts…Soulful, four-octave-range singer Maya Azucena, whose last full-length release, Cry Love, made several “Best of” lists, is currently in the recording studio working on a new project. It’s expected to be released before the end of 2015… Look for Summertime Shootout, a new mixtape from Fabolous, to drop this fall… The as-yet-unnamed fourth studio album from experimental rockers Yeasayer, the follow-up to 2012’s high-charting Fragrant World, should also be available before year’s end.
Notable Quote: “This man has it all… Talent, soul, positivity, kindness, moves and a killer fashion sense bundled into a super human.” —Nicole Atkins on R&B singer Charles Bradley. Atkins, Bradley, Norah Jones and Caveman represented Brooklyn at September’s “Neilfest” at the Bowery Ballroom.