Entries tagged with: Robin Hannibal
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Dan Wilton
Before this whole alt-R&B thing blew up on a massive level, one of the gems we got from the genre was Jamie Woon's 2011 album Mirrorwriting. He's finally ready to follow that with a new album, called Making Time, which comes out November 6 via PMR. Last month he debuted first single "Sharpness," which isn't too far removed from his last album (and it's got hints of likeminded artist James Blake), but now he released "Thunder" and "Message" which suggest this album might be stronger on the soul/funk vibes (in a Marvin Gaye/Stevie Wonder kind of way). Listen to "Thunder" at the 4:50 mark on Gilles Peterson's BBC Radio 1 show. Watch a session video for "Message" and stream "Sharpness" below.
The album features Robin Hannibal on "Sharpness," Willy Mason on "Celebration" and Royce Wood Junior on "Lament." Lexxx co-produced it. Album artwork, tracklist and tour dates (Europe only) are below too.
you probably won't see this guy on tour any time soon
R&B duo Quadron, whose Robin Hannibal is also one half of Rhye, are currently on the road supporting Mayer Hawthorne, and will be touring with them through early March. That tour hits NYC on February 27 at Webster Hall and February 28 at Warsaw, with Quadron opening on both dates. Tickets for those shows are still available. All dates are listed below.
As mentioned, Rhye are also playing shows around that time, including NYC on February 21 at Webster Hall, which is sold out.
However, as Daily News points out, you won't see Robin Hannibal at either of those, as he chooses not to tour. From the Daily News interview:
Q: So it has nothing to do with you being too shy to be on stage?This may not come as a surprise if you've been following either band or caught them live in the past. He's a producer for both, but doesn't tour.
A: No, no. I've been on stage several times, but it doesn't give me satisfaction. What makes my clock tick and makes me excited is writing songs and making the music. ... Most people often don't know how long it takes to make 3 ½ minutes of music. It's a long process... and that's my complete focus.
Plus, my chops now as a musician aren't as good as they once were. That's why I think Coco and I work so well. She's an amazing performer and I'm not.
Since we last spoke, Ricky Eat Acid (Sam Ray of Julia Brown/Teen Suicide) has been added as an opener for Rhye's Webster Hall show. If you don't have tickets to that show but still want to catch him, you can do so much sooner at the previously discussed Gem Club show at Mercury Lounge on Sunday (2/2), which also has Foxes in Fiction on the bill. Tickets for that show are still available.
Meanwhile, Sam's other band Teen Suicide is going on a previously discussed tour with Special Explosion, Alex G and Sorority Noise which hits NYC on February 27 at Suburbia.
All Quadron dates are listed, along with a video and some Ricky Eat Acid streams, below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Black Hippy - "U.O.E.N.O" Remix (MP3)
When we first realized Rhye wasn't as mysterious as we thought, it was brought into the public consciousness that one half of the duo was Mike Milosh (better known as just Milosh) and Robin Hannibal, who is also one half of the duo Quadron with Coco O. Quadron is set to release a new album, Avalanche, on June 4 via Vested in Culture/Epic, and in very exciting news, the first single, "Better Off," features a verse from Kendrick Lamar. Pitchfork mentions that Robin and Coco were also in a group called Boom Clap Bachelors, whose song "Tiden Flyver" is prominently sampled in Kendrick's "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe." Check out "Better Off" below, along with the album tracklist. That's the artwork above.
Quadron also have some tour dates coming up around the time of the album's release. They'll be a support act for some of the dates on Jose Gonzalez's group Junip's previously discussed tour, including the NYC date happening on June 13 at Highline Ballroom. Barbarossa is on that show too, which is sold out.
As discussed, Kendrick Lamar will also be in the NYC-area for Summer Jam, Governors Ball, and Rock the Bells. Kendrick and the rest of the Black Hippy crew (Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock) just remixed Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O," which you can download above and stream below.
All Quadron dates are listed, along with the song streams and album artwork, below...
As mentioned, downtempo pop duo Rhye (aka Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal) are releasing their debut album, Woman, on March 5 via Loma Vista, and they've just revealed more details on it. That's the album art above and the official tracklist (others had been floating around) is below. They also just made a second video for their track, "Open" (you can watch the first one HERE) and that's below too.
Rhye also just announced a tour (via P4k) which they'll kick off in April, after playing SXSW in Austin this March. The tour hits NYC on April 17 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/8) at 10 AM.
A list of all dates and the video below...
by Andrew Sacher
Once mysterious duo Rhye, who earlier this year was revealed as the project of Mike Milosh (who has three impressive albums out as Milosh) and Robin Hannibal (of Quadron), have officially announced that their debut full length, titled Woman, will be out on March 5 in the US via Loma Vista and a day earlier in the UK via Polydor. Rhye make the kind of R&B/pop-tinged downtempo that's been very fashionable lately but they do it well enough that it doesn't just feel conformist.
Check out the videos for two Rhye tracks, "The Fall" and "Open," below.