From Aesop Rock's upcoming July release, Skelethon, is the Pete Lee directed video for "ZZZ Top." The martial arts-inspired video (starring Patti Li) is a lot more badass than you might suspect. Check it out below, and grab the album July 10.
Friday, June 29, 2012
"Dirty Money," the newest from super-huge New York, Afro-inspired group Antibalas, comes from the band's upcoming album Daptone, which is due out August 6. Add a little world flair to your summer mix below.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Not enough mixtapes this summer? Shut up and check out this staggering 18-track collection of spacious hip-hop beats from Doppelgangaz, Beats for Brothels, Vol. 2. You can buy the album digitally, as well as in other various forms, at the band's Bandcamp page, or just stream it below.
This is my first listen to buzz rapper Angel Haze. The 20-year-old, who should be blowing up in the very near future, will be releasing her EP Reservation July 17. Prior to this, the Native American had spread herself all over YouTube during her teen years in Springfield, VA.
Check out the single below, or download it here via Stereogum.
Last night, El-P, promoting his spectacular Cancer For Cure, appeared on Conan alongside special guest Zola Jesus, and Conan's horn-section, for a rousing rendition of "Works Every Time." Check it out below.
Here's another new collection to add the recent string of free online mixtapes is this new seven-track release from MeLo-X and Cheri Coke. The names may be a tad unrecognizable, but the new X/Coke EP, record in Brooklyn, is definitely worth a listen. You can stream the whole thing below, or download it here.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Courtesy of Anti-Records, this newest single from The Antlers comes from their increasingly anticipated new EP, Undersea. The EP is due out July 24, as the first official follow up to last year's exceptional LP Burst Apart.
Check out "Drift Dive" below.
This highly synchronized new video from Sébastien Tellier for "Russian Attractions," comes from the French producer's newest LP, My God Is Blue. Check out the fantastically directed video from Meredith Danluck below.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Courtesy of Little White Earbuds, we have the newest gem from frequently underrated producer Machinedrum. You can stream the new single "Luster" below, or grab the download from the aforementioned site above.
The newest from San Francisco workaholics Thee Oh Sees comes from the band's upcoming album Putrifiers II, which is due for release September 14. Check out "Lupine Dominus" below, along with the band's upcoming super-tour with Ty Segall, with tour dates listed here.
In the now long-running tradition of very cheap videos, Death Grips have released their newest one for "Double Helix." This time, it's all Sean Burnett being filmed entirely within the back camera of a Toyota Prius, which is filmed. It's not that weird if you think about it. Watch below.
Monday, June 25, 2012
There's a special place in, let's call it my "heart" for FACTMag mixes. Perpetually long, endlessly complex and inventive, none sounds the same as the other. The newest, from Chicago producer Brenmar, is every bit perplexing as it is casually obscure. The chunky R&B and house rhythms are juxtaposed next to ambient twitches, making for nearly an hour of rooftop party soundtracks. Check it out below.