Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Death Cab's next LP, Codes and Keys, is due out May 31 and I'm pretty fucking excited. I've been digging all the tracks I've heard from it thus far, so I'm glad I can give you guys this one. It's called "Some Boys" and yeah, it's pretty solid. Did I mention I can't fucking wait for this album? Enjoy.
Death Cab For Cutie - Some Boys by mesdemusica
Here's a new track the National penned for the video game Portal 2's soundtrack entitled, "Exile Vilify". It's got pianos, string arrangements, and Mr. Berringer's poetry just like the National loves to employ but it's still a solid track. Check it out.
The National - Exile Vilify by the beat farm
This track is epic, and Jay's verse on this is real, props for the Bob Marley quote. It's just the live version for now, hopefully we get a mastered studio version sometime after U2's U2: Duals drops. Apparently you have to subscribe to U2's fan club to get the LP and it's going to be limited edition. I'd rather not though, hopefully they put out a physical copy and release it on iTunes as well, it's going to make its way out there any way. There are other ways to get with the internet generation. Props to Miss Info & The Hip Hop Update.
Download "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
After dropping The Re-introduction, linking up with Rico Love and Division 1, and dropping a new single, "Assets", it's safe to say Young Chris has been putting in work over the past months and he did it without taking shots at his old label and it's cool to see him doing his thing. In this interview he sits down with Young Jack Thriller from ThisIs50 and talks about his upcoming album, what's next for the Young Gunnaz, and more.
It's out, Prodigy shouldn't disappoint with this project. Props to Complex.
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Recently, Danger Mouse teamed up with the Italian composer Daniele Luppi to create a spaghetti-Western tinged album entitled, Rome, which is set to be released on May 16 in the UK and on May 17 in the US. I'm not sure how many tracks are planned to be on the album entirely, but I do know that Jack White and Norah Jones each sing three a piece, and the track below, "Two Against One", features vocals from the former. Take a listen and enjoy.
Streaming right now over at 3VOOR12 is this new record from singer/songwriter James Pants--James Pants. It's a hearty blend of pop and psychedelic instrumentation that certainly needs to be heard to be properly understood. The melodies soar and the guitars are heavy--if either of these things appeal to you, go ahead and hit the link below to listen to the album. Enjoy.
Listen to James Pants LP - James Pants
Honestly, I really kind of like pretty much everything Adele sings on. She oozes a ton of soul that I'll simply never have. Another confession--I'm not generally a huge dubstep fan; it just tends to get a little repetitive (in my opinion). But, this blend of soul and dub really meshes well. It's truly two different styles juxtaposed together but here, it really works. Check out this mix. (Thanks to In Audio We Trust)
Ok, this is kind of interesting. Here is Kanye West's entire set from the recent Coachella Music Festival. Kanye's recent set has gotten a lot of acclaim and deservedly so--he pretty much kills it, seriously. He really went light on 'celebrity' appearances from other artists and that may be seen as pretty risky behavior, but the chance he takes here really pays off in spades. Check out his performance.