Posts By: Concerted Efforts

Walter Martin’s Single “We Like the Zoo (Cuz We’re Animals Too)” Currently Featured in Pitchfork

Walter Martin, of The Walkmen, currently has his single “We Like the Zoo” off of his new EP – We’re all Young Together (released on May 13) – featured on Pitchfork. Walt says of the song:  “We Like the Zoo (’cause We’re Animals Too)” is my tribute to the lost art of the novelty song. Read more | Click here to read the Pitchfork Feature

Rolling Stone Premieres Arc Iris’s New Video for “Whiskey Man”

Rolling Stone premieres the video for Arc Iris’s song “Whiskey Man” and says of Jocie Adams, “her amazing voice is the standout on this track from Arc Iris, which drops April 1st. ” You can watch the video and read the Rolling Stone review here. Visit Arc Iris’s tour page to see her upcoming dates Read more | Watch the video premiere on Rolling Stone


Jimmy Fallon chose Buckwheat Zydeco to kick off Friday’s final Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show. Superfan Jimmy Fallon performed “On a Night Like This” from Buckwheat Zydeco’s first Island Records album of the same name, alongside Buckwheat Zydeco and The Roots. “Man we had a blast,” said Dural. “It was such an honor to Read more | Watch Buckwheat Zydeco's performance with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots

Leyla McCalla’s new album – Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes is now available in North America and featured on NPR (Music Maker in North America/Dixie Frog in Europe)

The album reimagines eight of Hughes' poems as well as featuring a number of Haitian folk songs and a few original compositions. It was voted Best Album of 2013 in Songlines Magazine, The London Times, and FROOTS Read more | Hear Leyla currently featured on NPR