Soundset 2010 Line Up Announced →
Rhymesayers Entertainment has announced the line up for their third annual Soundset festival, which will take place on May 30 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN. This year’s indie rap Woodstock will feature performances by Atmosphere, Method Man & Redman, Hiero, Cage, P.O.S., Busdriver, Themselves, and the vast majority of the RSE roster. The nine hour event will be hosted by Peter...
Devendra Banhart @ Belly Up (Live Review) →
3/25/10 Solana Beach, CA At one point early in the night, Devendra Banhart announced that he and the Grogs would only be playing Carlos Santana collaborations with Rob Thomas in acapella-spoken word form. While that would have been an entertaining feat in itself, Banhart and company thankfully opted to melt faces for the better part of two hours. Call it freak folk. Call it experimental. Call...
The Delta Mirror - Machines That Listen (Review) →
Released by Lefse Los Angeles trio The Delta Mirror announce their arrival with the brilliantly-textured debut, Machines That Listen. Each track on the conceptual album takes place in a different room in a hospital, an increasingly popular topic in indie music as of late. Themes of mortality and separation are heavy on the record. From the opening hip-hop infused “It Was Dark And I Welcome...
Dessa Interview (URB) →
Dessa of the Doomtree crew took some time out from her busy touring schedule to discuss the past, present and future of her career. From humble origins in the Minneapolis slam poetry scene to selling out shows alongside P.O.S. on the Every Never Is Now Tour, Dessa has emerged as one of the most diverse and talented artists in indie rap. When she’s not on the mic she finds time to write...
Josiah Wolf's Solo Debut →
Released by anticon. Josiah Wolf steps out of the long shadow cast by WHY? band mate (and younger brother) Yoni Wolf with Jet Lag, an emotive and catchy solo debut. Wolf eschews the stream-of-consciousness vérité of his brother for a more straight-forward approach en route to what is an early contender for album of the year. An expansive canvas of guitar, kalimba, bass, Hammond organ, bells...
WHY? - These Hands (Son Lux Remix) →
Fresh off the release of the Weapons EP, critically-acclaimed Son Lux is the latest producer to try his hand at remixing WHY?’s Eskimo Snow. His take on “These Hands” begins with a piercing drone that shifts to a minimalist composition as the lyrics hit before building to a dramatic finale. The track gives the listener a brief yet intriguing glimpse of the chant-driven, atmospheric soundscapes...
P.O.S. @ The Loft (Live Review) →
Three of indie rap’s finest rolled into town on Saturday night and left a trail of nodding heads and rhythmically-challenged, drunk collegians in their wake. P.O.S., Grieves and Dessa all delivered stellar performances as they neared the halfway point of the Every Never Is Now Tour, aptly named for the title track refrain and central theme of P.O.S.’s last album, Never Better. Article continued...