Dilated Peoples reunite on this DJ Premier produced track, their first release since 2006. This is the first single off their album set to drop August 12th on Rhymesayers, titled Directors of Photography .
Tuesday June 17th, 2014 22:52 Dilated Peoples: Good As Gone
Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 18:13 Reuben And The Dark: Bow And Arrow
Before yesterday I had no idea who you were Reuban And The Dark, but as of today consider me a fan. Mere seconds into the opening song off of these guys’ new LP Funeral Sky, I knew it wouldn’t be my last listen. Sure enough, I spent the entire workday repeat listening. I’ll let the thing speak for itself… Check out “Bow And Arrow” below.
Monday June 2nd, 2014 10:31 Owen Pallet: Chorale
Forgive me if this blurb is a bit senseless as I just returned from my five year college reunion and can’t quite focus on much of anything. Given my current headache, I immediately sought out some relaxing string heavy tunes when I fired up Spotify this morning. Luckily for me, strings mastermind Owen Pallet just dropped a new album. Check out “Chorale” below.
Thursday May 29th, 2014 19:44 James Vincent McMorrow: Look Out
JVM has embraced R&B, and just like that all is right with the world. I was a big fan of McMorrow’s 2010 debut Early In The Morning, and the man himself was even nice enough to answer a few questions for us! What a gentleman. Check out the fantastic “Look Out” below, and be sure to listen to Post Tropical in it’s entirety here.
Wednesday May 28th, 2014 04:56 Sylvan Esso: Coffee (MS MR Remix)
Sylvan Esso’s excellent song “Coffee” has been ruling my brainwaves all week. Man, those last 2 minutes are just the ultimate payoff. In an effort to further showcase said song’s greatness, take a listen to this interesting remixed version. Get up, get down.
Tuesday May 27th, 2014 18:18 Usher: Good Kisser
Usher is on the top of his game. Just when I thought he couldn’t beat the incredibleness that is “Climax,” he goes and creates “Good Kisser.” This is hands down the best song currently on the radio. Check it out.
Tuesday May 27th, 2014 17:55 Coldplay: O
I am finally getting around to the new Coldplay album, and the only thing I can say for certain is… Chris Martin is sad. Then again what else should you expect when you fall for a she-devil with an obsession with Kabbalah. As was the case with Mylo Xyloto, I am not a big fan of Ghost Stories upon first listen. Why must these guys rely so heavily on synths? Throw the four of them into a room with a piano, a guitar, some drums, and a bass and let’s see what we get. If it’s half as good as A Rush Of Blood To The Head or Parachutes, chances are I will love it. Then again “O” ain’t that bad… Check it out below.
Tuesday May 27th, 2014 07:27 Magic Man: Out Of My Mind
Magic Man are like a pet tiger. You get this baby tiger when it’s young and adorable. The size of a puppy. You learn to love it. Grow with it. But in the back of head you know this thing is going to become a full sized tiger at some point and it may or may not want to eat you. So you love, but you also fear.
Magic Man have risen from a small internet sensation to a full blown loved band. They have tons of real, non-internet fans. I am sure they have groupies. Tour buses soon. I am sure a sold out House of Blues awaits them. And they deserve their future. If their new album, which drops on July 8th, contains more jams like the one above than they deserve to play in front of huge crowds. It was nice having them as a pet tiger, but I am scared to lose them as a full grown tiger. Soon they will be eating humans. That analogy came apart at the end.