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Mark Kozelek – Christmas Time Is Here

Last year, Sun Kil Moon frontman Mark Kozelek announced he would release a full length album of Holiday classics on November 10th the following year. He only teased a few tracks at the time, leaving us to pack up our excitement with the rest of the Christmas decorations. Well bust out your ugly sweaters and inflatable Santas, […]

Newswire: Martha Stewart’s newest party plan is punk as artisanal fuck

If there’s one thing that defines punk rock, it’s proper planning. If there are two things that define punk rock, it’s proper planning and fondant—two punk rock ideals that have become sadly lost in punk rock’s absorption into the mainstream. Show More Summary

Joe Budden – ‘Dream On’

JoeBudden’sfocused,man.Rightnow,he’sdroppingsolidmaterial–“OrdinaryShitPt.4? and“DevilInMyRoom” withCrookedI–andmaintaininghismomentumheadedintothereleaseoftwonewretailprojects.Hislatestoffering“DreamOn,”producedbyDarknightand8Bars,isJoeyinhiscomfortzone:dark,defiantandupfrontwiththehonestyasheownsuptohisshortcomings.

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Check Out Revealing Zoomed-Out Views Of Classic Album Covers

19 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In this era of Instagram, we all know just how easy it is to crop the hell out of a picture to remove from the fringes all unwanted detritus (i.e., our friends) and maximize the attractiveness of the image’s primary subject (i.e., ourself). But back in the day you needed a degree in graphic design [...]

This Week’s SoundScan

1. Florida Georgia Line “Anything Goes” 197,000 copies They’re a singles act until proven otherwise. As it should be. Where was it written that fans should fall all over you as soon as you debut? In the old days you sold singles until people believed in you, then they partook of the album, the concept […] The post This Week’s SoundScan appeared first on Lefsetz Letter.

FG “Gold Sounds” Spotify Playlist

19 hours agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Fool's Gold

You wanted more FG on Spotify, so you got it! Subscribe to our “Gold Sounds” playlist for the latest and greatest in Fool’s Gold, updated with new releases, artist highlights, back catalog favorites, streaming ‘sclusives and more.

Raekwon – ‘Can’t Believe’

 CarlThomasisthelatestvictimofRaekwon’sgafflin’ofR&BtracksforhisThrowbackThursdayseries.Thetrack,“Can’tBelieve”featuringFaithEvans,isn’tarealstretchthoughbecauseitcomesfromBadBoys’heydaywhenPuffhadhiscroonersservingvocalsoverrap-friendlyproduction.Thisparticularcutwasamixtapestaplebackthen,too.

Routine: Teeko’s Live Remix (A-Trak + Milo & Otis)

20 hours agoMusic / Dance & DJ : DJ TechTools

A-Trak and Milo & Otis are very prolific DJs and their track “Out the Speakers” is an instant trap banger. The song features an island rhythm with bass and catchy synth stabs but it wasn’t untouchable. San Francisco DJ, Teeko, took the track to his studio and decided to create a live remix routine around it. […]

VIDEO: Pink Avalanche’s “In Empty Spaces”

The Luminous Heart Of Nowhere is the new album by Pink Avalanche and you can bet they have a lot to share with fans who enjoy their music. They’ve turned “In Empty Spaces” into a video and this one is going to open up your abdomens and leave it open in order for it to […]

AUDIO: Julian Juellz featuring Skyzoo’s “Rider Music”

As a rapper, Julian Juellz always has something to say and he makes his way to the microphone with “Rider Music” but wait a minute: he was able to get Skyzoo to flow beautifully within the tune. Now it’s complete. From Switzerland to Brooklyn, quality hip-hop moves forward with pride.

Les Sins – Talk About

Chazwick Bundick finds a perfect sense of flow on the latest from Les Sins.

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

I have been awake since Run The Jewels dropped RTJ2 around 3 this morning, and I am barely keeping my brain from turning into pink fuzz, so I will forgo my usual state-of-the-music video paragraph here and tell you that you don’t need to watch any of these videos. They’re good, but you have no [...]

Shash’U x Justin Timberlake

20 hours agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Fool's Gold

Shash’U keeps flipping tracks whenever he damn well pleases. He just slapped some MTL funk onto JT’s “My Love” and it’s now up for free download! Listen below, download Draft Picks ’14 for some Shash’U originals, and check him at our 7 Year Anniversary Party in NYC on 11/6.

VIDEO: Virginia Wing’s “Marnie”

Virginia Wing’s new album will be out on November 4th, called Measures Of Joy and today, you’ll be able to see and hear one of their measures for your own measure. This South London combo have nothing to fear, thus the reason they wanted to create a video for “Marnie” so here it is, a […]

FREE MP3 DL: Passion of the Weiss Mix, Volume XII: Captain Supernova – “The World Has Just Begun”

With tracks by Dorothy Ashby, Crown Heights Affair, Hubert Laws, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, and the almighty David Axelrod, this is a mix that had taken a good amount of time and determination to put together, so thank Captain Supernova for it and listen to this 48 collage of some fine music from start to […]

Smoke DZA And Al-Doe Ft. Dame Dash – ‘They Got Money’

 SmokeDZA’sbeenspendingalotoftimearoundDameDashrecently,andifthere’sonethingtheHarlemhustlerconstantlypreaches,it’sindependence.FellowuptownnativeDZAcatchesonfastandhastransformedhisR.F.C.brethrenfromacrewofflashy,talented,emceestoaShow More Summary

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

20 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

This week was brutal here in NYC as the city got hit with widespread panic and potentially unstoppable plague. Yes, dear readers, CMJ is back! We also had our hands full with plenty of great songs, including a few that didn’t make our 5 Best. There are two songs in particular that deserve a mention, [...]

FREE MP3 DL: DJ Create’s “Rolling Stoned” (mixtape)

58 minutes of some of the finest hip-hop out there can be heard in a new mixtape by DJ Create that he calls Rolling Stoned, reason because the lyrics refer to marijuana a lot and if you want to take a toke while listening to the audio highness, do so right now.

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