Dan Deacon unveils "Lots" from new album America →
America is Dan Deacon’s most powerful work to date, the culmination of years spent playing both DIY venues and concert halls across the world, of exercises in the power of the individual and a coordinated mass, of a disenfranchised mind questioning notions of cultural identity and values. The ecstatic, celebratory sounds found on America, are in compelling contrast with the darker thematic...
Groundislava Shares "Weekend In The Tropics" Off... →
Recently tapped for official remixes of Slugabed, Shlohmo, and RL Grime, Jasper Patterson aka Groundislava announces the follow-up to last year’s self-titled debut, the five-tracker TV Dream EP, and reveals the first track, “Weekend In The Tropics”, in preparation for a full-length LP due later this summer.
Jack White @ Roseland Ballroom (Live Review) →
05.22.12 The comparisons overheard from the sold-out Roseland Ballroom spoke volumes for Brittany Howard and the Alabama Shakes. From Janis Joplin to Amy Winehouse, many a golden-piped ghost was channeled through the roots rock vocalist. Another bystander commented on her range, remarkably impressive in its gritty segments as well as high notes reminiscent of Al Green. “You Ain’t Alone” and...
Open Mike Eagle - “Your Back Pack Past” →
Recently returning from Uganda as part of an artist exchange along with Ras G, Chicago’s Open Mike Eagle shares a new track, “Your Back Pack Past,” featuring Has Lo and produced by Awkward, off his forthcoming 4NML HSPTL LP, out on Fake Four June 26, which also features cuts alongside Serengeti, Nocando and Danny Brown.
El-P @ Santos Party House (Live Review) →
05.21.12 About an hour after the Santos Party House doors had opened, I skipped the long line on Lafayette, one of the few perks of the freelance/poverty lifestyle, only to be groped mercilessly by a security guard upon entering. Trying my best to employ cultural relativism, this being my first rap show since moving to NYC last month, I shook it off and headed for the bar. El-P’s record release...
Phédre – “Aphrodite” (Beta Frontiers Remix) →
Toronto-based lo-fi electro outfit Beta Frontiers offer their synth-ladden remix ofPhèdre’s Aphrodite. Beta Frontiers released their debut EP last month on Daps Records, and serve double-duty as part of Phèdre’s live band. Phèdre will play its first US show on June 9th when they headline Mercury Lounge in New York, with openers Rioux. 06/09 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *...
Grand Buffet Reunites for B. Dolan's 2nd Annual... →
Pittsburgh indie rap legends Grand Buffet are reuniting for a four-show Northeast run of B. Dolans’s 2nd Annual Church of Love & Ruin. The group has been on a three year hiatus following years of touring in which they stole show after show opening for the likes of MGMT, Girl Talk, and Of Montreal. The event, which drew rave reviews last year, is inspired by UK boutique festivals and features...
The Mommyheads - Science and Reason (URB...
Jagjaguwar Newness: Foxygen - "Make it Known" →
Foxygen is the bi-coastal songwriting duo of Sam France (vocals, Olympia, Wash., 22 years old) and Jonathan Rado (guitar/keyboards, NYC, 22). They are the raw, de-Wes Andersonization of The Rolling Stones, Kinks, Velvets, Bowie, etc. that a whole mess of young people desperately need. They create a sometimes-impressionistic, sometimes-hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times....
Lakutis Is Better Than Everybody →
After seeing Das Racist-affiliate Lakutis dj for Despot at El-P’s Santos Party House record release show last night, it occurred to me that I never got around to checking his debut EP. Released back in December courtesy of Greedhead/Mishka, I’m In The Forest is pretty much what you would expect from the second best rapper with bitch hair out and possibly the first to reference Game...
The Whiskey Collection - "Lazy Jim" →
These guys killed it last night at Rockwood. One of the best local acts I’ve caught since moving to NYC. The Whiskey Collection took form in NYC when five artists studying at The Juilliard School began sharing music and stories together in the Spring of 2010. Their songs are born out of the imagination of North Carolina native, Cameron Scoggins, conjuring images from the rolling hills of...
The Inner Banks - Ana Peru “Ana Peru” is the lastest from The Inner Banks’ third album Wild, set for release on DAG! Records next month. Married couple Caroline Schutz and David Gould call on British folk and ’60s pop en route to a layered palette incorporating everything from wurlitzer to lap steel. NYC heads can catch the band playing a cd release show alongside Cardinal at The Mercury Lounge...
Serengeti - "Amnesia" →
It happened in Berkeley. There was a beat. Then there were rhymes. Then cuts. Three dudes came together to do what they do best — lay it down, kill shit, make an album. And that’s what C.A.R. is: a record of the work that went down at three points between the dawn of 2009 and the close of 2011 at a place called Burnco, the cottage studio of Anticon aural wizard Odd Nosdam. Chicago...
Doseone - "End & Egg" →
Anticon co-founder and Subtle/Themselves/cLOUDDEAD/13 & God member Adam Drucker, aka Doseone, has a new solo album, G Is for Deep, out May 29 via Anticon. You’ve heard “Last Life”, now here’s another cut from the LP, “End & Egg”. Doseone: “End & Egg” via pitchfork
Phèdre - Aphrodite The last music video for Phèdre’s totally not disgusting-sounding “In Decay” ended with a guy vomiting blood on a cooler full of goat heads. Thankfully, their new one takes a more restrained, albeit surreal, approach. “Aphrodite” is an enjoyable song, with an irreverent beat that includes a recurring puppy bark, so it deserves a good time with at least no upchuck. Supposedly...
Aesop Rock - Zero Dark Thirty mtvU and MTV2 just premiered Aesop Rock’s new video for “Zero Dark Thirty,” the first single from his new album Skelethon, dropping worldwide on July 10th. Tracklisting: 1. Leisureforce 2. ZZZ Top 3. Cycles To Gehenna 4. Zero Dark Thirty 5. Fryerstarter 6. Ruby ‘81 7. Crows 1 8. Crows 2 9. Racing Stripes 10. 1,000 O’Clock 11....
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