To kickoff the Celebrate Brooklyn! series, The Roots are playing Prospect Park bandshell in Brooklyn this week! Supported by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, whose recent performance on Jimmy Fallon in support of the new “Regions of Light and Sound of God” LP was worthy of a full concert-length collaboration. For your chance to win free tickets to the show, just email your name to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Celebrate Brooklyn!” as the subject. For those of you who live in New York and don’t win tickets to the show tuesday, they are still available via Ticketmaster.
No one seems to know very much about WU LYF… But of what we DO know: WU LYF stands for World Unite/Lucifer Youth Foundation, they have nothing to do with Wu Tang Clan, they played last October’s In The City festival, their MySpace is fairly sparse in information concerning the band, and most importantly, this quartet can really work an agonizing-but-catchy wail à la Robert Plant x Caleb Followill (with a bit more rawness, less throat lozenge-popping sort of thing) and has a solid rock band behind ‘em. I can see them making waves in the near future. Download track “Heavy Pop” below as we wait to uncover more of this intriguingly mysterious band.
Heavy Pop – WU LYF (MediaFire)