Busdriver drops first single from Fake Four debut... →
Busdriver - old guard LA eccentric, Project Blowed veteran and basically the fastest rapper on earth - returns counting down his slightly cryptic racial politics in a frantic two minute drill. Bus’ Beaus$Eros, produced entirely by Dutch beatsmith Loden is set to drop on Janurary 16th of the new year. His press is billing it as “his most avant-garde work yet” which, frankly, is a little...
Raleigh Moncrief leads an analog journey of lo-fi imagery in the self-directed video premiere of “Cast Out For Days”, celebrating the release of his Watered Lawn LP, available as of yesterday from anticon.
Hired Hand (Skyrider + Jim Wurster) Exclusive... →
With the war drums of Hello Cruel World still echoing somewhere in the distance, the Skyrider Band have shifted gears and teamed up with folk troubadour Jim Wurster to unleash their unique brand of world-weary grit. Hired Hand finds a stripped-down Skyrider paying homage to their classic rock, country and folk influences with elements of psychedelia tucked neatly into the folds of Wurster’s...
Astronautalis @ The Casbah (Live Review) →
10.11.11 By the time Astronautalis finished a six-minute freestyle that weaved together a fable about Louisiana BBQ, an invincible dog, and harpoons, any residual doubters in the Casbah were definitively silenced. This Minneapolis-based wordsmith, consistently one of folk rap’s finest showmen, takes bizarre audience suggestions and crafts them into coherent, often inspiring tales off the...
Young Magic Drop New Single "Slip Time" →
Co-signed. Young Magic - Slip Time by Carpark Records On Tour: THR 10/20 Brooklyn NY Popgun Party @ Glasslands (9:15pm)FRI 10/21 Brooklyn Vegan Party TBASAT 10/22 New York NY Delancey (4:05pm) TUE 11/01 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill * WED 11/02 Los Angeles, CA The Echo * THU 11/03 San Diego, CA The Casbah * FRI 11/04 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom * SUN 11/06 Tucson, AZ...
Pinning back eyelids, gaze upon the god that has subjected us / My whole...– El-P
Sole Drops “I Think I’m Ben Bernanke” Video + New... →
As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to stretch its tendrils across the nation, anti-establishment emcee Sole has unleashed a timely video and mixtape to further document the world on fire. In “I Think I’m Ben Bernanke,” Sole portrays the head of the Federal Reserve in the not-so-distant future as a homeless drunk aimlessly wandering the streets. The track is taken from Dispatches From...
TV on the Radio @ Open Air Theater (Live Review) →
09.24.11 TV on the Radio’s second trek through San Diego in support of Nine Types of Light in the calendar year was a much tighter affair than May’s outing at 4th & B. Though the soundman once again had trouble with Tunde Adebimpe’s vocals bleeding into the overall mix, the Greek theater setting of Open Air was far more suited to the Brooklynites’ expansive art rock compositions. An...
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The Loom - For The Hooves That Gallop, And The...
B. Dolan Publishes a Proposed List of Demands for... →
In response to the false list of #OCCUPYWALLSTREET demands that recently circulated the internet and was latched onto by Fox News and others, rapper/activist B. Dolan has published “A Proposed List of Demands” for #OCCUPYWALLSTREET” via knowmore.org, a website focused on corporate control that he co-founded in 2005. No stranger to run-ins with corporations, Dolan has been at the neck of the...
Mannequin Men - Hobby Girl Mannequin...
Flash Bang Grenada – 10 Haters (Review) →
Released by Hellfyre Club Absurdist narratives placing “bouquets of penises” alongside “duvets with Jesus jizz” and making “the tea party speak Farsi” are unleashed at light speed over some of the L.A. beat scene’s finest backdrops on Busdriver and Nocando’s debut as Flash Bang Grenada. 10 Haters, centered on the notion that every act of decency shall be met with hatred tenfold, is a...
Lushlife - Still I Hear The Word Progess (Sun...
The Michael Jordan of drunk driving played his final game tonight. And burdened...– Andrew Jackson Jihad