In case you've been living under a rock: The White Mandingos are Murs, Darryl Jenifer, Sacha Jenkins SHR. They just revealed a new track from their upcoming punk rock/hip-hop album 'The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me' (coming June 11). It's called 'Warn A Brotha'.…Continue
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Grab a free download of Punk pioneers Death's unrealeased 1974 demo of their classic track 'Politicians In My Eyes'. Also, as we've told you guys before, a documentary about the band, 'A Band Called Death', has been made and will hit theaters on June 28th. Free download + documentary trailer below.…
Have you heard the news? Wu-Tang Clan's new album will be called 'A Better Tomorrow' and will be released in July 2013.
+ it's the 20th anniversary of their debut album 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'.
It's hard not to admire the gall of someone who can call their self-produced debut record The Headphone Masterpiece. But Cody ChesnuTT's debut wasn't just a genre-defying burst of DIY soul, it lived up to it's audacious title. Recorded on just a 4-track cassette, The Headphone Masterpiece was a lovingly handmade and charmingly self-indulgent double CD. Cody Chesnutt flirted with fame when he reworked “The Seed” into “The Seed 2.0” with The Roots, but has…Continue
In the days before my family had the internet (beyond the periodic 30 day free trial of AOL, of course), I spent many an afternoon obsessively tracking down and collecting the home recordings of Lou Barlow from Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh. I had nothing but rumor and recommendation from older friends about what recordings even existed, but I would trek from record store to record store hoping to stumble upon some basement gem by Folk Implosion or Sentridoh. I still never found the…Continue
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The past few years have seen an increasing percentage of the music scene mining the vaults of Stax records circa 1968 in search of lost singles for inspiration. And why shouldn't they? There's some great shit in there. But retro savants The Heavy have picked a different corner of the Stax catalog for their muse; that sublime period around '71 when some of soul's best songwriters made the switch from songwriter to film composer. Outfitting their soul+indie formula with lush…Continue
British indie soul-rock outfit The Heavy have a new single out, and it's huge. On their 3rd album the band “wanted to make a bold statement – it’s not shy.” The orchestral swoops add a level of epicness when matched with Spencer Page's distorted bass indie thump. Singer Kelvin Swaby describes it saying “We went pretty cinematic, setting out to score a film that hasn’t been written.” I'd be surprised if filmmakers don't take them up on it later this year. This is the rare sort of…Continue
On their new single 'You Used To Be A Man,' New Young Pony Club ditch the LCD Soundsystem inflected drive of their last record 'The Optimist' in favor of a slicker slow burn. Building off a simmering 808 beat and the steady refrain “You used to be a man / Now I don't know what you are / Do you understand how hard it is to stand / And watch you fall hard?” The track is a vicious kiss-off hiding beneath a veneer of apathy. Singer Ty Bulmer describes it as a song “about betrayal. A…Continue
British funky pop and R&B band AlunaGeorge's new track 'Just A Touch' is real groovy, don't you think? If you like what you hear, check out their debut EP, 'You Know You Like It' (out now on iTunes).