100 Worst Album Covers of All Time →
Courtesy of the San Diego Reader.
13 & God – Own Your Ghost (Review) →
Released by anticon. Markus Acher’s airy, crystalline vocals can make songs about aging and death oddly beautiful. Firmly rooted in existentialism, Acher’s dusty manifestos ride high over 13 & God’s densely-layered backdrops. Playing counterpoint to Acher’s crooning is the gonzo rap stylings (and occasional singing) of anticon veteran Doseone. It’s an unusual back-and-forth that...
TV on the Radio Marches On →
Most current rock acts would be brought to their collective knees by a whimpering sound system. While the unflattering acoustics of 4th&B could have spoiled the evening, Tunde Adebimpe and his TV on the Radio cohorts are simply too talented to not put on a great show anyway. Their meandering set list featured classics such as “Wolf Like Me” along with newer gems from Nine Types...
OAX - Love and Crashing It was time to come...
Ceschi is better than your favorite folk rapper.
Laura Stevenson & the Cans - Sit Resist (Free... →
Brooklyn’s Laura Stevenson & the Cans are insanely excited to announce that, from now through May, they’re offering up their new album Sit Resist as a free download! Sit Resist, an album centered around never sitting stagnant, sees a matured band that has been continuously at work writing, arranging and touring for the past three years. Lyrically, Stevenson’s pen has a...
Win a copy of Blue Sky Black Death’s NOIR! →
To celebrate the critically-acclaimed new record from Blue Sky Black Death, URB Magazine and Fake Four Inc. are teaming up to give you a chance to win a copy of the cinematic opus NOIR. Just sign up for the Fake Four mailing list by following the link below and entering your email address in the field provided for your opportunity to score the latest 14 track banger from Kingston and Young God....
Blue Sky Black Death – NOIR (Review) →
Released by Fake Four Inc. Wielding the coolest name in contemporary music this side of Goblin Cock, the production duo Blue Sky Black Death have upped the ante with their second entirely instrumental affair NOIR. Producers Kingston and Young God rose to indie rap prominence from the intricate, soulful beats they helmed for the likes of Jean Grae and Wu Tang affiliate Hell Razah. While...
CAKE - Showroom of Compassion (Review) →
Released by Upbeat Records Following a seven year gap between studio albums, Sacramento’s CAKE is back with the compelling, yet inconsistent Showroom of Compassion. In a sense the band has come full circle, as the title of the new record pays homage to their Motorcade of Generosity debut, though it’s also unfortunately their weakest overall composition since that 1994 outing. The lead...
Video Premiere: Sole – I Think I’m Noam Chomsky →
For a hyper-literate emcee who routinely references everyone from Guy Debord to Shakespeare, it’s only natural that Sole’s newest song and video be titled “I Think I’m Noam Chomsky.” Properly situated at the lectern, Sole drops science over a cinematic backdrop in the latest installment of his rap-as-journalism project Nuclear Winter 2, which he has been releasing as it is created. This week...
Sundelles - Kiss The Coast Led by Sam Sundos,...
Blithe Field - Crushing Blithe Field is the...
Point Juncture, WA - Violin Case The fiercely...