See, that’s the problem with being an enigma. When people aren’t sure who you are or where you come from, they tend to assume omnipresent qualities, or superhuman endurance, or ownership of a unique aircraft that allows you to travel pretty much anywhere on Earth within a split-second. Show More Summary
PJ Harvey has released a cover of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ 1994 track “Red Right Hand” that she recorded for the BBC TV series Peaky Blinders. It’s her second new recording since 2011?s Let England Shake — the other was a political protest song that was put out in August 2013 called “Shaker [...]
It marks only Harvey's second new recording in the last four years.
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France’s LeMarquis has proven himself to be a smooth funky house producer, his original material stands on it’s own but his remixes revive the classics he chooses and gives them a dance worthy flip. This time he gives a great house remix to Ludacris’s second single “Stand Up” from his 2003 Chicken-n-Beer, stream or download […]
BNJMN all the way from Kingston, Jamaica collaborates with Flow-Fi co-founder Fortune taking on Toro Y Moi’s “Imprint After” from his 2010 album Causers Of This. The two give it a bass heavy flip while still keeping the chill vibe the original song had but with some knockin’ bass, stream or download above!
The thing I find most impressive about my pal Ritch’s music is his how he deploys audible humor. Half the time I’m sitting at work, listening to the same sh’moe producer, and nothing changes: beat after beat, same melody/sample, scrapped up samples, looped shit fests, etc. Show More Summary
In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, in honor of all the horrors, we’re picking our favorite songs about death. In a recent Staff Picks I extolled the virtues of John Galm’s debut solo album Sky Of No Stars. Show More Summary
Weezy F Baby, a.k.a. Lil Wayne, has some bad news for the heads out there: Tunechi’s alleged final album, Tha Carter V, won’t be coming out this week. Like a Japanese RPG that also uses Roman numerals, Lil Wayne’s forthcoming record has been plagued with delays. Show More Summary
Lil $ega of Hi-Hi Whoopee registered a six ‘a’ gat damn with their guest mix earlier in the month. The fifth ‘a’ came from the inclusion of #HDBOYZ - known primarily for their performance at 2011 MoMA PS1 showcase (the one where It’s been three years since the PS1 and three months since that quote and Gunk TV Records has a duo primed to co-headline. Show More Summary
Another unsettling but captivating video from the UK singer.
Jewly Hight did a fantastic piece for Wondering Sound in which she talks with Angaleena Presley and scholar Nadine Hubbs (author of Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music) about class and country music. Your other piece of mandatory reading:...Show More Summary
As it appears on M. Ward’s 2005 album Transistor Radio, “Here Comes The Sun Again” builds from bare acoustic strums into a warmly glowing wash of organ, shakers, and bass, Ward’s weathered vocal acting as a friendly shepherd toward daylight. It’s already a tender, intimate song, but the demo version Ward just shared — from [...]
UK duo Sleaford Mods released Divide & Exit earlier this year and one of its strongest songs, "Tiswas," will be the basis for a new EP released on November 24 via Invada (the label cofounded by Portishead's Geoff Barrow)....
"See my opponent then, cease your existence."
This must be late-’90s underground rap week. First, we’ve got El-P doing his best work ever with RTJ2, and Harry Potter’s out here doing a Blackalicious song on The Tonight Show. If Shabaam Sahdeeq was ever going to stage a comeback, it better be now. “Alphabet Aerobics” is a classically gimmicky rap workout from Bay [...]
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Taylor Swift is famous for her long roster of ex-love interests, but there’s one singing partner she can’t seem to quit: goats. Last year the Internet went crazy for a mash-up of Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” and the melodic bleeting of goats. Show More Summary
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