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Kicking off with a clip of Ashlee Haze's inspired poem “For Colored Girls (The Missy Elliot Poem),” Dev Hynes launches into an album-length discussion of race, religion, sexuality, and gender. His latest album as Blood Orange, the haunting and captivating Freetown Sound, takes its name from the capital of Sierra Leone, the birthplace of Hynes' father. Throughout tracks like lead single “Augustine,” and the Carly Rae Jepsen-assisted “Better Than Me,” Hynes looks at…Continue
Check out up-and-coming Virginia-based electronica singer OPAL and her newest single ‘France’—a futuristic track that hypnotizes with its eerily calm ambience. Although now based in Norfolk, the 25-year-old was born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles. But no France. Yet there’s a haunting, almost surreal yearning for the West Europe country throughout. "So France is kind of like a mind state, or mentality. It’s like a feeling. It’s symbol of a lot of different things—it’s…Continue
Rare vinyl lovers and funk n soul aficionados rejoice the news of the unearthing of cult figure Betty Davis’ (then wife of Miles Davis) 1968-1969 recordings for Columbia Records, years before her Just Sunshine and Island days. Until now, these historic tracks have never been released, largely remaining in obscurity.
The remastered collection features 9 tracks that were produced by Miles himself alongside Ted Macero and recorded at Columbia’s 52nd Street Studios…
Sounding a bit like the missing link between At The Drive In and Rage Against The Machine, Southern California based Reason to Rebel peppers their songs with calls to arms and scathing social commentary. Their latest record This Gun Is Human seems like an attempt to live up to their name and literally list the varied reasons to rebel. Over 11 blistering tracks that take post-hardcore riffs and meld them with hip-hop and the occasional proggy diversion, the band delivers a…Continue