Music Video: Earl Sweatshirt “HIVE” Ft. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies

Earl Sweatshirt had dropped a new track and accompanying video for the track “HIVE” off his upcoming ‘Doris’ LP. The track enlists the help of fellow Los Angeles emcees Vince Staples and Casey Veggies atop a simplistic Matt Martians beat. The creep video, directed by the ever-excellent Hiro Murai is a perfect visual fit for that track. Don’t let the obnoxious antics of Earl’s fellow O.F. affiliates put a bad taste in your mouth, the kid is good. Real good.

Pre-Order ‘Doris’ here.

Music Video: OATHBREAKER “No Rest For The Weary”

Loving this new OATHBREAKER music video for the track “No Rest For The Weary” off their upcoming “Eros|Anteros” LP (August 20th via Deathwish). Say what you will about Deathwish bands, and many bands in general filming their videos in the woods, at least there aren’t any smoke bombs. If you are going to film a creepy music video in the woods for a relentlessly brutal track like “No Rest For The Weary”, this is how you do it.

Music Video: Hot Sugar “Leverage” Ft. Kool A.D., Fat Tony, Lakutis, Nasty Nigel

Last year beat making boy wonder Hot Sugar dropped his excellent ‘Midi Murder’ mixtape via Scion’s AV club. The mixtape, if you haven’t heard it by now, was great, but censored (I guess the ‘Fuck’ word doesn’t sell cars?). The offending words were replaced in the mixes by their audible counterparts; if ‘piss’ was taken out, you would hear a peeing noise, if ‘fuck’, well, you get the idea. Scion got butt-hurt about this and pulled the mixtape, as apparently they have a policy distinctly prohibiting profanity and / or urination noises from bumping in their goofy looking neon cube cars. Anyway, you can now download the unedited version. Which you should most definitely do, here. Along with the updated, uneddeditted version, Hot Sugar has dropped a highly entertaining video for “Leverage” featuring the likes of Kool A.D., Fat Tony, Lakutis, and Nasty Nigel, which you can watch below.

Music Video: Tera Melos “Weird Circles”

Always and forever infinite T.E. bros Tera Melos have dropped their newest video for the track “Weird Circles” off their recently released ‘X’d Out’ LP. If you are familiar with Tera Melos then this video needs no explanation. If you are unfamiliar with Tera Melos, I don’t really want to give an explanation, as it is better you just soak everything in… Watch below.

Order ‘X’d Out’ here.

Listen: Destruction Unit: “The World On Drugs”

As a general rule of thumb, it’s safe to say anything Sacred Bones puts out nowadays is going to be great. We’ve been following Arizona punks Destruction Unit for a while now, and it seems their brand of noisy rock is only getting heavier with time. Like a fine wine or hard to pronounce cheese or something. “The World On Drugs” is the first track we get to lay ears upon off D.U.’s upcoming ‘Deep Trip’ (August 20) which was recorded by sonic guru Ben Greenberg (The Men, Pygmy Shrews, Hubble, ex-ZS). If you haven’t yet had a chance to see these dudes live, I highly recommend doing so when next given the opportunity. They shred. Don’t believe me? Here’s proof. Stream “The World On Drugs” below.

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8-23 San Diego, CA – VOID
8-24 Los Angeles, CA – Complex
8-26 San Francisco, CA – The Hemlock
8-28 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
8-29 Seattle, WA – Barboza
8-31 Vancouver, BC – Sun Fest $
9-1 Boise, ID – The Crux
9-3 Denver, CO – 7th Street Arts Collective
9-7 Detroit, MI – Trinosophes @
9-8 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
9-9 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
9-11 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge +
9-12 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie +
9-14 Washington DC – Rock N Roll Hotel +
9-15 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery +
9-17 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone +
9-18 Athens, GA – Caledonia +
9-19 Atlanta, GA – 529 +#
9-22 Houston, TX – Mangos +
9-24 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios+
9-25 Memphis, TN – Gonerfest 10
10-9 Berlin, Germany – West Germany
10-11 Stockholm, Sweden – Southside
10-12 Goteborg, Sweden – Koloni
10-14 Copenhagen, Denmark – Stengade
10-15 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
10-16 Hannover, Germany – Sturmglocke
10-17 Uthrect, Holland – DB’s
10-18 Harlem, Holland – Patronaat
10-20 Kortrijk, Belgium – The Pit’s
10-29 Barcelona, Spain – Lupita del Raval
10-30 Madrid, Spain – Wurlitzer Ballroom
10-31 Libson, Portugal – ZDB
11/1 Guimarâes – Portugal – TBA
11/2 Bermeo, Spain – Beleza Malandra Ateneo Kulturala
11/3 Vitoria, Spain – Ibu Host
11/7 Roma, Italy – Dal Verme
11/8 Verona, Italy – White Rabbit
11/9 Luzern – Switzerland – Sudpol
11/12 Wien, Austria – Arena (Sacred Bones showcase with Follakzoid)
11/14 Karlsruhe, Germany – Alte Hackerei

@ – Human Eye
+ – Ukiah Drag
# – Pop 1280
$ – Nu Sensae

Interview: Wreck and Reference

Sacramento / L.A. two piece Wreck and Reference make the type of twisted experimental sounds that soundtrack your nightmares. And not just any old nightmares where you can’t punch an attacker, or you’re falling endlessly. The type of dark nightmares where your best friend is biting the 2nd tail off a cat with her bloody teeth. The ones where you can’t move as some small sharp-toothed leprechaun chews on your ear and you can feel his hot breath on the side of your face. Those nightmares. Their sophomore LP ‘Youth‘ was one of my favorite LP’s of last year, and their follow up 7″, ‘Content‘, was equally as delightful as it was disturbing. I sat down and asked them some questions. (more…)

Music Video: Locrian “Eternal Return”

Locrian’s ‘Return To Annihilation’ is one of my most favorite records right now and has been on repeat non-stop since I first laid ears on it. The opening track “Eternal Return” is a hauntingly beautiful, tortured, doorway into the rest of the LP that I personally wish was three times as long, but, ya know… Today, “Eternal Return” is graced with visual accompaniment courtesy of Aleks Slota highlighting a barren walkthrough of some long-forgotten space. Fitting, actually. Watch the video below and be sure to pick up of a copy of ‘Return To Annihilation’ over at Relapse and / or stream it in it’s entirety below.


Music Video: Boyfrndz “Moving Parts”

Infinite T.E. bros Boyfrndz have an EP dropping July 16th entitled ‘Natures’ and I was honored to be asked to make the video for one of my favorite tracks on said EP “Moving Parts”. I you are unfamiliar with Boyfrndz I highly recommend starting here. Enjoy!

I also want to give a public thank you to Chelsea Green, Adam Rossiter, and Florence Van Camerijk for doing all the weird shit I asked of them, and Scott Martin for setting the entire thing up.

Music Video: Revelator ft. Freddy Ruppert “Euroshima”

When Ben Chisholm a.k.a. Revelator isn’t busy touring and producing for Chelsea Wolfe, he’s busy producing his own brand of equally dark and twisted sounds. According to Chisholm “”Euroshima (Wardance)” is a cover I recorded with my dear friend Freddy Rupper (Former Ghost). The track is for a tribute LP titled “_ever Alive: A Tribute to Snowy Red”. This release also features Led Er Est, Bestial Mouths, Mirror Mirror, //TENSE//, and lots of other shining young artists. You can order this beautifully pressed, double LP, via Weyrd Son.

I am currently writing and recording my full length debut as Revelator, as well as remastering the White Horse “Revenant Gospels” trilogy. The three EPs are set to be released on vinyl for the first time, later this year, also through Weyrd Son Records.”

The found-footage video for the track is almost as creepy as the track itself and leaves you wondering what kind of dark YouTube K-hole of a road one would have to travel down to find some of this stuff… ENJOY!

Mixtape: Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire ‘Kimset’

Last week eternal T.E. homie Blake Gillespie wrote a piece over at Impose Magazine titled ‘New New York: the false prophecy’. If you didn’t read it, in short, Blake claimed that the early 2012 hype of NY Hip-Hop was ill-deserved given the output of last year. However, as Blake pointed out, the potential saving grace was Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire’s ‘Kimset’ mixtape. Today, we get to jam ‘Kimset’ for the first time. And while I don’t completely agree with Blake aforementioned article, I do agree that ‘Kimset’ is a behemoth of a release. Stream / Download below.


And while on the topic of eXquire, be sure to check out this interview-esque video we shot a week back on a roof overlooking the Manhattan skyline.

Music Video: PC Worship “It’s My Name”

Prove me wrong, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that PC Worship may be the all time kings of improv-punk-shred-garage-noise-barrage punk. Yeah that’s a new genre tag I just made up, and I it’s going to be big in 2013. This is a bit of a double post, not only do PC Worship have a brilliantly disturbing new found footage video for the track “It’s My Name” by VHS artist Ginny Benson and taken off the bands excellent new ‘Beat Punk’ LP, they also have the entire ‘Beat Punk record for you to stream (Tripple post, technically, if you include the small run of tour dates as well). We’ve loved these guys for years now. About three years ago we attempted to film a live session in a dingy basement in California. The video turned out great, but needless to say audio was a bit fucked; which I was bummed about at the time, but in hindsight, I’d rather have that as a story ‘…the only band too loud to film…”. So anyway press play below and get ready for a mini improv-punk-shred-garage-noise-barrage.

‘Beat Punk’ is available now via New Images.
LP Stream via Ad Hoc.

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Spot Check: Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire

“In an editorial I wrote recently on the status of the New New York scene, I noted Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire possibly one of the few MCs who could render my thesis of “no classic albums” void, but it would take time. It felt important to leave his career arc up to question for two reasons. One: He’s only two, possibly three songs deep in his major label debut after inking the deal in 2012. Two: He’d recently begun discussing his music in a manner that suggests he cares not only about his craft, but how the public perceives it. He denounces the Power & Passion EP as pandering to his peers inability to maintain their identity, sacrificed to the radio hit, and as you’ll see from our Rooftop Interview, he did not arrive at this sobering conclusion alone.

When we set up the interview with and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, we requested that he bring passages that have recently inspired him. He’s gone on record of having Malcolm X and Huey Newton speeches in his headphones, but he caught us with a curve when he quoted E.B. White’s Here Is New York essay, referring to him as “the dude who wrote Charlotte’s Web”, and opened a copy of George Lois’ Damn Good Advice (For People With Creative Talent). It’s not that we never expected him to quote old white men (he’s got a mixtape named after a Philip K. Dick novel). We were just pleasantly surprised to by those old white men in particular. With his Kismet mixtape dropping tomorrow, we’ll soon hear if eXquire is back in prime form after the stumble. It is our first opportunity to find out if the devil’s advocate lost.” -Blake Gillespie (Impose Magazine)