Just in time for the spring, it’s music that you can lay around outside and think about life with from Baltimore’s Beach House. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally bring you a song that creates a simple, yet, beautiful soundscape with guitar and synths. Legrands vocals are just as haunting as ever which further solidifies this song in the realm of the duo’s “dream pop” label. This track is off their forthcoming album, Bloom, which comes out in May. Listen and space out after the jump.
If you’re anything like me and you still appreciate old school hip-hop or “classic” hip-hop, then I know you definitely raised a brow when you saw OC’s name on this post. He has always been one of the MCs that captured my attention with his very unique flow and adaptable style. I’m really glad to hear he’s teaming up to do a project with producer Apollo Brown through the Mello Music Group outfit. A label that has been consistently releasing solid material for some years now. Be sure to check out this track that may spawn some feelings of nostalgia, but still comes off as very nascent.
Time for a change of pace, Philidelphia’s Elegant Animals have released Spectrum Nocturnal for free through Bandcamp. Delving into an eclectic mix of RnB, Soul and Electronic music they dive headfirst into watery synths, echoing chimes and Sparse drums. The EP is 7 tracks long, not to short and unfufilling but not to long and overbearing, Spectrum Nocturnal gives you a taste of Elegant Animals beautifully unique sound. Download After the Jump Read More »
Alley Boy associate Trouble hits the internet with a dose of reality on “Let Them Tell it”. Tearing into so-called Dope Boys and Dealers over Fly Boys chilling instrumental Trouble brings a harsh cynical view on the current state of affairs in Hip-Hop, casting doubt on others realness and experiences. Calling out someone on their realness is nothing new, but being able jump from witty dialogue to vicious jabs without missing a beat is, Trouble manages to do both with ease so look forward to his upcoming Mixtape “431 Days” coming soon. Single After the Jump Read More »
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
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With Joseph Kony still in Power and countless children going missing and being affected by this atrocity, we need to take time out and think of those in need, So I implore you to watch this and reach out to help others.
The British Duo of Bondax release Only You Know and continue the trend of Post-Dubstep & RnB blends. “Only You Know” is a track you can easily lose yourself inside of, Best suited for the end of a club crawl where you’ve found your love for the night, complex patterns and a rumbling Bass carry listeners into a haze where Dee’s lustful singing rounds out an already beautiful track. Download after the Jump. Read More »
DZ DEATH RAYS release their music video for “No Sleep”. Garnering comparisons to Dead From Above 1979 DEATH RAYS bring Youthful energy with their viscous delivery and fuzzy guitar. They’ve offically released their US debut via 3|4 and watch their visuals featuring Comedian Arj Barker in a Homage to Paul Simons “You Can Call Me Al” music video. Video and Download after the Jump
I knew nothing of Pandercakes until stumbling across them on my Netscape browser, having listened to “Paint By Numbers” front to back about 5 times now, I can say honestly that I havent gotten this excited about a new group in a long time. The 4 track ep is a short but exciting ride floating about in a collage of sounds, perfect for spring weather and walks on beaches Pandercakes look to be a welcome addition to everyones music library. Stream and Download after the Jump Read More »
Big Krit’s rise has been one of pure talent rather than mass marketing and co-signs. After the strength of his previous Mixtape release Returnof4evaBig Krit returns with 4eveNaDay. Entirely Self produced and with no features Krit flexes his not only his production skills but somehow up’s his writing with chilling and inspiring tales. At this point if you haven’t stepped up to listen to some Krit, then consider it a disservice to yourself as Krit’s proven time and time again to be one of the best rising artists in Hip-Hop. Download after the Jump
Indie Darling “Grimes” Releases visuals for “Oblivion”. Directed by Emily Kai Bock Grimes attends a Montreal University football game and dirt-bike rally singing her song amongst drunks and children who range from blissfully unaware of whats happening to relishing in mocking Grimes and her unique looks. Grimes has become centerpiece in my shrine of off beat women who have stolen my heat (Terribly sorry Tilda Swinton) so the video is already in my top 10 of the year, but if I hadn’t developed a weird fixation for her already then it still would have placed it there. Video after the Jump