Archive for September, 2013

Kelela – “Cut 4 Me”

Kelela’s CUT 4 ME mixtape comes out tomorrow, and the L.A. R&B singer has shared one final track from the project, the Kingdom-produced “Cut 4 Me.” It is more along the lines of the smooth and sultry... Read more »

Alexander Spit – “Eleanor 60″

To follow up his recent instrumental mixtape Mansions 2, San Francisco-bred, Los Angeles-based rapper/producer Alexander Spit teases his upcoming project Dillinger with hazy, low-key new song “Eleanor 60.” Over clacking percussion and watery synths, Spit crafts a... Read more »

Download: Vic Mensa – “INNANETAPE”

Vic Mensa‘s INNANETAPE is finally here, available for full download starting…now. The debut mixtape has features from almost all of Chicago’s Save Money crew, Chance The Rapper included. Mensa goes on tour with Disclosure starting January... Read more »

Danny Brown Speaks on Kathy Griffin’s Scent, His Musical Inspirations, and Loving Arcade Fire

Danny Brown must be feeling pretty good today. His new album OLD is streaming on Spotify and he’s got an awesome digital cover on Complex (do yourself a favor and check it out). Earlier today he jumped on Reddit for an... Read more »

Robb Bank$ – “On Me”

Tomorrow, Florida rapper Robb Bank$ releases his new mixtape Tha City, a long delayed collection of one of the Tumblrspheres more intriguing and rawly talented rappers. As one last teaser before the tape, the young emcee... Read more »

Angel Haze – “Echelon (Jagwar Ma Remix)”

Well this is an unexpected, but brilliant remix. Australian duo Jagwar Ma, who we first encountered making loose, ’80s influenced, psychedelia-tinged music, have remixed Angel Haze’s most recent banger, “Echelon.” He slows down Haze’s rapid-fire lyrics, turning her... Read more »

Cage – “Watch Me”

Cage is all the best parts of evil music. The rapper has been tossing crumbs of new music to his followers for the last month or so, no doubt cackling at the frenzied scramble that results... Read more »

CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry on Social Media, Online Misogyny, and More

Recently, CHVRCHES posted a screen capture of a message they had received to their Facebook. Asking for the correspondence to be forwarded to the “cute singer,” the sender wanted to let Lauren Mayberry know that they’d... Read more »

Premiere: Figaro – “Brain Operator”

The first song we heard from Figaro, a trio made up of two Americans and one Frenchman who met in college, was “Moving Slowly,” a bright, carefree jaunt through a warm summer’s day that was perfectly appropriate for... Read more »

Download Bronx Rapper Doley Bernays’ New “Just In Case” EP

The jump from releasing a compelling run of singles to creating a cohesive project causes many up and coming artists to stumble; striking gold (or, hell, even copper) can be easy enough once or twice, but... Read more »

Listen to Nicolas Jaar’s and Dave Harrington’s New Album as DARKSIDE

DARKSIDE, the collaborative project of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, will release their second album this year, Psychic, on October 8. Earlier this year DARKSIDE remixed the whole of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (check it out... Read more »

Album Stream: Glasser – “Interiors”

Cameron Mesirow’s Glasser project has long been a study in electronic innovation. That there is a woman composing these songs has automatically lumped Mesirow into the basket of female singer/songwriters like Bat for Lashes, Blue Hawaii,... Read more »

The Best Albums in Pigeons & Planes History

Covering music for the past five years has been very interesting. We've seen entire genres come and go, trends fade out of style before most people can even define them, and the consumption of music has... Read more »

Premiere: Beaty Heart – “Lekka Freakout”

At times, “pop” music feels like it could be engineered solely from attitude and an ear for something unusually catchy. As Lorde has proven, you don’t need big-name-producer-polish to craft something that connects with people on... Read more »

Watch Toro Y Moi’s Artistic New Video for “Rose Quartz”

Having recently released a new song, “Campo,” to celebrate his fall tour (dates here), Toro Y Moi goes back to his Anything In Return album to release a video for “Rose Quartz.” It’s a brilliantly bright and colourful... Read more »