Archive for October, 2012

Watch Flying Lotus Describe His “Layer 3″ Lightshow

Red Bull Music Academy hooked up a pretty interesting mini-documentary taking a look at Flying Lotus‘ “Layer 3″ lightshow. Describing it as “FlyLo performs in between two projector screens” doesn’t even do it justice. We can... Read more »

Night Beds – “Even If We Try”

Night Beds is the newest signing to Dead Oceans, the same record label that The Tallest Man On Earth, Bowerbirds and Destroyer call home, and on the strength of the softly haunting (it is Halloween after all) “Even If... Read more »

Mesita – “XYXY”

Mesita‘s been working on some new music, and his latest one tackles some heavy real-life issues. Here’s what he said about the new song: “This one’s a little more personal. It’s about the delusions that come... Read more »

Free Album: Alchemist – “Yacht Rock”

A pleasant surprise to help you navigate the waters Sandy left behind. Alchemist drops off a twelve minute album, Yacht Rock, that continues the cinematic, psychedelically-loop driven production that’s typified his quiet resurgence this year. He... Read more »

Video: Joey Bada$$ ft. Chuck Strangers – “Fromdatomb$”

For the first video from 1999, Joey Bada$$ wanted to create a clip for the track he feels “closed out the tape perfectly.” It’s kind of crazy how a kid who has such a throwback feel... Read more »

Epic Records Reacts to Death Grips’ Album Leak

It’s not uncommon for albums to leak, but the case of Death Grips‘ NO LOVE DEEP WEB was particularly interesting because it was the group who decided to drop the project early, and for free. The... Read more »

Video: The Herbaliser ft. Teenburger – “March Of The Dead Things (Night of The Necromantics)”

You ever been in one of those situations where you can’t seem to get anything right? Ever ask aloud, “WHAT ELSE COULD GO WRONG?!” In The Herbaliser’s new video, they catch a glimpse of how wrong... Read more »

Mikky Ekko – “Pull Me Down” (Prod. by Clams Casino & Mikky Ekko)

With Clams Casino‘s unique sound establishing him as one of the most in-demand up and coming producers out right now, the doors are opening for him to work with new artists. One that caught his ear... Read more »

The xx Announce 2013 U.S. Tour

A number of artists, including The xx, had to cancel tour dates due to that freak of nature Hurricane Sandy. Luckily, the UK band are planning to make up for lost time as they’ve announced a... Read more »

Interview: Typical Cats Speak on Rap and Violence in Chicago and Their New Album

Photograph by: JAM1PHOTO.com There’s a surge of popular hip-hop coming out of Chicago right now, but despite being a Chicago hip-hop group, Typical Cats are about the furthest thing from rising artists like Chief Keef, King... Read more »

Charli XCX ft. Brooke Candy – “Cloud Aura”

Our little goth-pop princess Charli XCX is apparently experimenting with rap now. The first track off of her forthcoming Super Ultra Mixtape, titled “Cloud Aura,” features Brooke Candy (who appeared in Grimes’ “Genesis” video) and the... Read more »

20 Artists Who Perform In Costume

Since the dawn of theatrical performance, costume has played an integral role in the artist’s ability to assume different roles and identities. The simple use of a mask or face paint could transform a man into... Read more »

Make Your Own Danny Brown Pumpkin

It’s Halloween, but you already knew that. If you’re of the pumpkin carving persuasion, but you’re tired of the old toothless grin carving cliché check out this video from Fool’s Gold and see how to carve... Read more »

Crystal Castles – “Affection”

With their recently pushed back album (III) on the horizon (dropping 11/12), Crystal Castles drops of a typically thunderous, dense new track, “Affection.” Eerily beautiful bump, just in time for Halloween. Pre-order (III) here... Read more »

Watch Cody ChesnuTT Perform A New Song Live on a Rooftop

Yesterday, Cody Chesnutt released his sophomore album, Landing on a Hundred, a work ten years and one successful Kickstarter campaign in the making. Chesnutt recorded a live rendition of one of the album’s standouts, “That’s Still... Read more »