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Alex Feder – Moments Of Silence

Alex Feder's "Moments Of Silence" is fantastic indie pop, pure and simple.

C-Plus Ft. Daytona & Chuuwee – “Who Got Ya?”

Man,thisnewCPlusjointfeelslikeabubblebath.SoakingwithsoothingproductionfromRobbieAnthem,“WhoGotYa”isasilkysmoothsipperfromtheCaliforniaMCandhispals,DaytonaandChuuwee.Together,theyspeakinvividdetailonthreerespectiveladiestheycouldn’thelpbutfallfor,nomatterthequestionablevariables.

Madlib – ‘Cue 4?

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Watch “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” Episode 2

“Sisterhood of Hip Hop” Episode 2, ‘Rap Battles,’ aired last night on Oxygen. In this episode, it’s a juggle struggle when the MCs try to balance personal problems with professional success. Here, Brianna has trouble mixing family and business, and Siya suffers a broken heart. Show More Summary

Here’s (A Photoshopped) Britney Spears Wearing Pajamas For ‘The Intimate Collection’

Britney Spears is serious about the lingerie business. She’s already spent more time promoting The Intimate Collection than her most personal album Britney Jean and continues to delight the interwebs with amazingly airbrushed images that evoke the glamor (and fantasy) of Mariah Carey‘s last three album covers. Show More Summary

Reigning Sound dials down volume, amplifies soul

7 hours agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Turn It Up

Greg Cartwright spent a good part of last year testing the limits of amplifiers and eardrums with his reunited Memphis punk band, the Oblivians. A good time was had by all on the heels of a rampaging album, "Desperation."

Nicki Minaj Shakes Her Big Ol’ Butt, Gives Drake a Lap Dance in “Anaconda” Video

Warning/Disclaimer: This video could potentially (and likely will) cause mild to moderate to severe erections in some men. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Baby Nicki Minaj got back! After weeks of immense teasing, Nicki Minaj FINALLY dropped her (NSFW) video for “Anaconda” at midnight Wednesday morning (Aug 20) on Vevo. Show More Summary

Royal – Royal’s Theme

The DC producer lays his cards on the table with this eponymous taste of his upcoming EP.

Hear SBTRKT Perform New Songs With Ezra Koenig, Sampha, & Warpaint On BBC Radio 1

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

SBTRKT visited Zane Lowe’s show on BBC Radio 1 this afternoon to perform some new songs with the help of a few artists he’s collaborated with on the upcoming album Wonder When We Land. In addition to opening with “Temporary View” aided by Sampha, he also gets help from Ezra Koenig for “NEW DORP NEW [...]

Watch Killer Mike Discuss The Ferguson Crisis On CNN

7 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Killer Mike has been one of the loudest, most insightful voices among the many speaking out on the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman. First he posted some short thoughts on Instagram, then a lengthier op-ed for Billboard. Today the rapper, whose father [...]

Cheap Girls announce tour, playing St Vitus before The Fest

Cheap Girls in Chicago in April (more by Jeff Ryan) Michigan power poppers Cheap Girls have seemingly been constantly on the road in support of this year's Famous Graves, and they've just expanded their tour once again. The new date...

Video: Snootie Wild ft. K Camp – Made Me

Snootie Wild’s debut album Go Mode drops September 23 via CMG/Epic Records. Previously: Snootie Wild ft. Fabolous, Jadakiss, French Montana & YG – Yayo (Remix)

Birdy – Skinny Love (Sebastian Carter Remix)

Here’s a little something to chill you out this hump day! Sebastian Carter on: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter //Andrew Ivan Related posts: Local Natives – Ceilings (Sebastian Carter Remix) Bimbo Jones & Beverley Knight – I Found Out (Sebastian Carter Remix) Emily Underhill – Ghosts (Sebastian Carter Remix)

Uncle Murda & Bobby Shmurda – ‘Body Dance’

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Nightwaves #020: High Gloss Mixtape

For this edition of Nightwaves, I’ve got a special treat for you as the mix has been curated by yours truly along with two incredible producers Cyclist and Dickystixxx. In […] Related posts: Nightwaves #014: Summer Mixology Nightwaves #003 Nightwaves #017: Stories and Dreams

Faith No More promise change in 2015, add more dates, played new songs (video)

by Ian Chainey Will there be more of Faith No More? According to a tweet from the band, maybe:The Reunion Tour is over; in 2015 things are going to change. -- Faith No More (@FaithNoMore) August 19, 2014The Mike Patton-fronted...

Steven Drozd Sheds Some Light On The Flaming Lips’ Record With Miley, Calls Her “Fucking Badass”

Miley Cyrus has been writing and recording songs with The Flaming Lips for the follow-up to Bangerz. The oft-nude diva has admitted as much in past interviews but many fans and commentators never expected the joint-project to see the light of day. They could be in for a big surprise, according to the band’s composer/guitarist Steven... More »

VIDEO: Leilani Wolfgramm’s “Empty”

A fellow Polynesian is being featured here at ThisIsBooksMusic.com, and her name is Leilani Wolfgramm. Upon seeing the name, I had wondered if she was related to any of the Wolfgramm’s that are the members of the Minneapolis pop/R&B group, The Jets. No word on a connection with them, but Wolfgramm makes some very good […]

Polaris playing Knitting Factory before Super Week show

Little Pete & Polaris (and Syd and Marshall, among others) As mentioned, The Adventures of Pete & Pete theme song artists Polaris are playing Hammerstein Ballroom on October 9, as part of a Super Week event chronicling the early day...

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