Tasseomancy is a continuation of what was a bare bones neo-folk duo. Formerly known as Ghost Bees, Sari and Romy Lightman have found a heavier, more ambient sound, ripe with dreamy, dissonant vocals, influenced by eastern song, drone music, phonography, and myth. The sisters return to their ancestral side with their second full-length, Ulalume, co-produced and accompanied by Taylor Kirk and Simon...
Shlohmo - Just Us →
“Just Us” is another exceptionally melodic cut from Bad Vibes, the forthcoming full-length from L.A. producer Henry Laufer aka Shlohmo, due August 9 via Friends of Friends. via pitchfork
Sole Premieres “Hustle Hard” Video + Nuclear... →
“Hustle Hard” is the latest chapter in Sole’s Woody Guthrie-like détournement of the modern mainstream. This blistering track comes from the rap-as-journalism project Nuclear Winter 2 and features the anticon expat alongside Fake Four labelmates Bleubird and K-the-I??? ripping apart Ace Hood’s hit with their own unique brand of anarchy. Though the three emcees never go airborne over a sand dune...
Noah23 - Vision & Voice →
Prolific Guelph spitter Noah23 has a new record of rare and unreleased songs available featuring outtakes from the Fry Cook On Venus sessions. The 17 track album features production from Zoen and Taco Neck. You can listen to Vision & Voice over at bandcamp. &lt;a href=”http://noah23.bandcamp.com/album/vision-voice”...
Dessa @ The Casbah (Live Review) →
It’s not often at an indie rap show, or any concert for that matter, that the audience feels part of a larger energy. It goes beyond the flawless recreations and improvisations of a catalogue and lingers in the air, subtly evading definition. While Dessa’s work is often mired in tales of relationships gone sour and various pitfalls of the human condition, there is an undeniably uplifting and...
Man Just Going To Grab Guitar And Old Four-Track,... →
CHICAGO—Following a protracted period of creative stagnation, struggling 27-year-old musician Tom Ruskin announced Friday his plans to retreat to a remote cabin in the Illinois woods with just his acoustic guitar and an old four-track recorder in order to make the biggest piece-of-shit album ever committed to tape. Continued…
Sims – Bad Time Zoo (Review) →
Released by Doomtree Sims approaches the microphone with the ferocity of a man who has had one too many sandwiches snatched off his plate. This Minneapolis-based wordsmith, along with his Doomtree cohorts, makes some of the most inspiring and down to earth hip hop in the modern era. A first-person narrative of alienation in the digital age (“Future Shock”) over fearsome drums courtesy of...
Death Cab For Cutie - Codes And Keys (Review) →
Released by Atlantic Records Death Cab For Cutie’s latest release is defined by awakenings in sound and trajectory. It is almost unrecognizable when compared to the earlier work of a band that spoke to a decade of teenage angst and general malaise. The succumbing to the elements inherent in 2005’s Plans has been replaced by a mature outlook, likely influenced by frontman Ben...
Serengeti - Ha Ha Real and relatable, the...
K-The-I??? - Moon Walking On Lenticular Clouds →
After the Cambridge, MA native rapper K-The-I??? immersed himself deep in the L.A. beat scene and spent innumerable months aloof abroad, he emerged an anomalous and innovative beat maker. Gleaning insight from the work of Thavius Beck, producer for his last Big Dada released album Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, K-The-I??? has taken the Launchpad/Ableton style of beatmaking in his own...