I posted last week about ex-Das Racist member Kool A.D.’s newest collaboration with Kassa Overall and their excellent video for “Pleasance (WDGAF)” and I said I liked it and how it was good and stuff. WELL, today you can download their entire ‘PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS’ mixtape for free. And, it’s good… and stuff. The duo have also released another music video for the track “Fresh Prince” which you can feast your eyes upon below.
It’s been a while since a track has actually made me feel emotional. Like, ya know, real feelings. Deafheaven’s ‘Sunbather’ is apparently heavily influenced by the “profound sadness found in the quest for one’s personal perfection” and it’s quite apparent upon first listen that frontman George LeSage isn’t holding anything back. But behind LeSage’s tortured vocals and atmospheric riffs “Dream House” is actually quite a beautiful song, as can be said about all Deafheaven’s music to date. It’s so refreshing to hear music that actually has meaning to someone, something with some soul that actually actually soundtrack a period of time in your life. Okay okay maybe I’m getting a little over worked up… ‘Sunbather’ drops Jun 11th via Deathwish and I can honestly say I can’t remember the last time I have so highly anticipated a release. Stream the track courtesy of NPR here.
In a not-surprising-at-all yet hell-yes-finally move El-P and Killer Mike have paired up fully for an LP. RUN THE JEWELS is out sometime this June via Fools Gold, and today we get to hear the first leak off the project “Get It”. The duo are also gearing up for a summer tour with Despot and Kool A.D. (See image below for dates).
Clams Casino has been hinting at this colab for a while now and I’m excited to finally hear a track. “Bookfiend” is apparently the first of many tracks to come from this cobab between Clams Casino and the masked lyrical villan himself, DOOM. I’m a fan, and I want more. Listen to the slow-burning track “Bookfiend” below.
I’m not even gonna lie, I am currently and have always been a huge Das Racist fan, and typically like almost everything Kool A.D. and Heems put out. “Pleasance (WDGAF)” is the first single off Kool A.D. and Kassa Overall’s upcoming mixtape PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS and the track / video are dope. “Give a fuck if you out here, me too. Everybody out here, fuck that even mean dude?”
Well, I guess the title says it all. Sunn O))) have digitized and uploaded their entire catalog of recordings to their bandcamp page. Stream any release you like while worshiping facebook, and for 8 beans you can download any release and put it on your iPhone. Technically, you can purchase a digital copy of every Sunn O))) release for 280 dollars, which is pretty rad. Have at it here.
Thee Oh Sees have released a fun new music video for the track “Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster” off their recently released Floating Coffin LP. The video follows the night of one young man’s cheeky, cynical adventures in the big city, and is hands down one of my favorite videos in recent memory.
California based experimental metal duo Wreck and Reference drop an eery new video for “Absurdities & Echoes”. The track comes off the bands upcoming
Content EP”, the follow-up to last years excellent No Youth LP, which was one of my favorite releases of last year. Content is out mid-May via The Flenser.
Admittedly a bit late on this but nonetheless the second LP from Netherlands hardcore punk band Howl fucking rules. This Routine is Hell was produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou and is total skate-punk, and it’s free. So seeing that it is Friday I recommend downloading this and going skating. And if you don’t skate, I recommend downloading this and learning how to skate.
San Jose based emcee Antwon recently stopped by the Sargent House Glassroom to perform “Still Guarded” off his recently released In Dark Denim mixtape. This effectively makes Antwon the first (And most likely, only) rapper to ever perform in the Glassroom, and DJ Sexplay the 1,398,478th (and most likely not last) musician to perform in the Glassroom without a shirt on.
Shot / Edited by David Romo.
Sacramento shred-pop babies Tera Melos have released their Behn Fannin directed video for “Bite” off their recently released X’d Out LP. In a nutshell, it’s weird as fuck, and something about it being hosted on the bands newly acquired Vevo page with Vampire Weekend and Rihanna in the related videos gets me stoked.