WHY? Readies ‘Sod in the Seed’ & Fall Tour w/... →
Three years after the release of the critically-acclaimed Eskimo Snow, WHY? is returning with a new EP this August and a full-length to follow shortly thereafter. Frontman Yoni Wolf had alluded to the material being more rap-heavy than WHY?’s past couple albums, and EP title track “Sod in the Seed” seems to suggest just that. Yoni sounds hungry. You can pick up Sod in the Seed on Aug. 14 and...
Sole Drops First Single From ‘A Ruthless Criticism... →
On “Young Sole,” the first single off the forthcoming A Ruthless Criticism Of Everything Existing (taken from a Marx essay of the same name), Denver-based emcee Sole continues his assault on complacency in the face of a world on fire. For an artist as prolific as Sole, it’s hard to believe ARCOEE marks his first official solo album since 2005’s Live From Rome. “Enough with the fucking fashion...
Serengeti - "Talk to Me" (prod. by Jel & Odd... →
After releasing his Kenny Dennis EP and collaborating with Sufjan Stevens & Son Lux as s / s / s, Chicago’s Serengeti shares “Talk To Me”, forthcoming on the C.A.R. LP produced by Jel & Odd Nosdam out July 31 on Anticon.
Woodpecker - Every Boy In NY Brooklyn-based septet Woodpecker have released the first single from their sophomore album Thanks Anyway. The background that half of the band possesses in filmmaking lends itself to a charming, absurdist treatment for “Every Boy In NY,” conceptualized by Josh Hollywood and frontman Josh Steinbauer and directed by Hollywood. The punk-inspired Americana outfit has...
Cage - "Sad Sack" (prod. by Camu Tao) →
This song is produced by Camu Tao. It is one of the last pieces of music he gave me. There is no real way to mix the music because it was a two track and the emotion in the vocals I doubt i could capture again. This was a very dark period for me and I would rather leave it how it is than try recreating the music for better vocals. - Cage &amp;lt;a...
The Black Keys, TVOTR, Snoop Dogg Highlight NYC's... →
New York’s inaugural Catalpa Festival, taking place July 28-29 on Randalls Island, is shaping up to be something beyond your typical sweaty summer music fest. The two-day event features a wide array of over 40 musicians, large-scale art installations, and a host of quirky interactive events. The Black Keys headline day one, with support from indie favorites TV on the Radio and Zola Jesus. Snoop...
Doseone - “Thy Pattern” Doseone’s self-directed clip for “Thy Pattern” is reminiscent of a grade-school diorama — the kind made with Model Magic, construction paper, and ample imagination. This musical presentation focuses not on the life cycle of the American Toad, but instead on the plights of a lost astronaut and his trippy transformation against a stark backdrop of static...
Videoing - "Crimson Wave" (URB Premiere) →
If you’re a fan of creepy skeleton people, sparklers, and manslaughter, you’ll dig Videoing’s new videoing for “Crimson Wave.” It’s taken from their forthcoming Reader LP, set to drop July 10 on Slack Electric. Those in Austin, TX can catch their record release festivities July 20 at Mohawk.
Fake Four Inc. Releases A Record Label Sampler... →
With a string of highly anticipated releases in the works, Fake Four has dropped the latest installment of their record label sampler. The 18-track indie rap showcase features seven previously unheard songs and music from the likes of Ceschi, Sage Francis, Astronautalis, Dark Time Sunshine, Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, Gregory Pepper, Bleubird, and more. Download the sampler free courtesy...
Open Mike Eagle feat. Danny Brown- "Cobra... →
Chicago MC Open Mike Eagle, readying the release of his 4NML HSPTL LP on Fake Four June 26th, reveals “Cobra Commander”, a collaborative track with Danny Brown, and sheds light on his upcoming North American summer tour. TOUR: solo dates 6/19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo w/ Thee Satisfaction 6/21 - Ventura, CA - Bombay’s 6/27 - Los Angeles, CA - Airliner (Low End...
Portable Sunsets - California New York producer Portable Sunsets, who describes his music as a collaboration with non-human band members of “monomes, sunlight and bits,” will release his debut LP, Mercy, next week via Daedelus’ label, Magical Properties. Sunsets’ track “Fog” recently glimmered on Daedelus’ FACT mix, and now “California” shines, with flickering arpeggio techno and casually...
Late Pass: Willis Earl Beal →
A friend put me up on the work of Willis Earl Beal this week, and I had a chance to give Acousmatic Sorcery a listen against a fitting backdrop of heavy rain and thunder last night. The fuzzy recordings sound like lost transmissions from a long-forgotten era on another planet. This dude deserves all the praise being heaped upon him. You can still catch Willis’ XL Recordings debut...
B. Dolan Leaks “King Bee” From HOBV2 →
With one week til the release of “House of Bees Vol. 2,” B. Dolan and the folks at Strange Famous have unleashed “King Bee,” the song teased in the original HOBV2 trailer that debuted a month ago. “King Bee” finds Dolan & Buddy Peace jacking for beats and making a certified rap banger out of the blues standard of the same name. In no mood to pull punches, Dolan tees off with a brash...
URB Premiere: Ami Saraiya – “Hanging By A Thread”...
Check out Doomtree’s stellar black and white clip for “Beacon,” off of last year’s No Kings.
Grizzly Bear - "Sleeping Ute" →
Today Grizzly Bear unleashed “Sleeping Ute,” the first single from their follow-up to Veckatimest. And it’s pretty damn amazing. Catch the tracklist and tour dates after the jump. TRACKLIST: 01 “Sleeping Ute” 02 “Speak In Rounds” 03 “Adelma” 04 “Yet Again” 05 “The Hunt” 06 “A Simple Answer” 07 “What’s Wrong” 08 “gun-shy” 09 “Half Gate” 10 “Sun In Your Eyes” ON TOUR: 08/28 –...
Busdriver @ Santos Party House (Live Review) →
05.30.12 LA’s Busdriver, a staple of the city’s underground scene for the past decade plus, came through Manhattan on the heels of his weirdest album yet, Beaus$Eros The record, a complete reimagining of the artist’s vocal cords released earlier this year via Fake Four Inc, chronicles a devastating breakup and the road to recovery. Playing the downstairs stage at Santos Party House, replete...
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URB Premiere: David Ramos – “First Photo” f/... →
Greencarpetedstairs’ remix washes over David Ramos’ “First Photo” with thick, gooey electronic textures. The original track, featuring David’s bro Ceschi on the hook, is taken from the recently-released Sento La Tua Mancanza. David plans to tour the east coast in support of the record later this summer with a labelmate or two in tow. Denver-based Greencarpetedstairs also has some newness on the...
Divine Fits Release Teaser Trailer →
Divine Fits, the new supergroup comprised of Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner, and New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown, have unveiled a 45-second teaser trailer from their forthcoming album. Merge will release said debut record and the group plans on touring later this year.
The Heavy Guilt - "Summer Came" →
We wanted to take a moment to thank you for allowing us to exist. You folks have made the past three years of music a beautiful adventure. Our little band started as all, without a single fan, neither buzz nor momentum. We had a batch of songs, some hungry hearts and 6 driven players. We’ve been fortunate to find ears willing to take on our experiments, souls willing to push us forward...
Doseone - G Is For Deep (Review) →
Doseone has played many parts over his 25-year career. He’s been an avante-garde philosopher for Deep Puddle Dynamics, memento mori muser with Germany-Oakland hybrid 13 & God, psych-spellbinder through Subtle, and something entirely new and accessible with his Anticon solo debut G Is For Deep. Leadoff track “Dancing X” foreshadows the path ahead and gets under the skin...
Johnny Headband - "In Lava" →
Johnny Headband’s new single “In Lava” is an atmospheric track that features the trio in slightly more mellow territory, with prominent synth leads and lamenting lyrics about young love. &lt;a href=”http://johnnyheadband.bandcamp.com/track/in-lava” data-mce-href=”http://johnnyheadband.bandcamp.com/track/in-lava”&gt;In Lava by Johnny...