Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Worship is out June 26 on Dead Oceans.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
“No disrespect to lupe fiasco and i like him alot but TROY should be left alone. Feel so violated,the beat is next to my heart and was made… Outta anguish and pain. When it’s like that it should not be touched by no one!” he wrote. “It’s so hard for folks to make original music, I possess that, but these dudes are scared of that and this is supposed to be HIP HOP?”That's Pete Rock's Twitter rebuttal to the new "T.R.O.Y."-sampling single by Lupe Fiasco. I can't wrap my head around this at all. Not only is hip hop as an overall art form centered on discriminating bites from other artists, but the specific beat behind Rock and C.L. Smooth's song "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" is itself based on a sample of sax player Tom Scott covering a Jefferson Airplane song. So the hypocrisy in Rock's objection is so nested it's like a character from Inception turned out to be one of those Russian matryoshka dolls all along. To get back to reality you need just the right chain reaction of exploding heads to get you through the cognitive dissonance.
Fuck this, I've got other songs to post but a) it's getting late and b) after that bullshit I need a beer.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
If the above artwork didn't tip you off this was recorded for the new Max Payne video game. Picture listening to this while peeling a few digital caps back and you'll see what I mean about that bassline.
[UPDATE 11/1/12: added much belated "short film"]:
Friday, May 11, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
No, I think my antagonism toward Myspace is the kind that an Eskimo would feel if they put a decrepit grandparent out on an ice floe and the grandparent had the indecency to paddle their way back. No, dude, we thought long and hard about what we were doing before we stuck your ass out on that ice floe. Don't be trying to make a cheesy comeback. You're just embarrassing yourself here.
Nice Face have a Facebook page is I guess what I'm getting at here.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Soundcloud page dude keeps pretty busy, and right now is peddling beats across Europe. I've spent the last half hour audio-browsing through a bunch of them and he seems to favor Latin and Caribbean rhythms, warping them into electronic club bangers... even his remixes tend to exhibit that same flair.
Monday, May 7, 2012
By the way, according to Wikipedia "My Texas" was released as a single in 2011, but the album containing the song - Small Town Family Dream - just came out two weeks ago on Pretty Damn Tough Records, so I'm shoehorning this in as a new release anyway. Maybe that's cheating, I don't know, but it seems to me that giving a shit just ain't country.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Ad Hoc for finding this. For those of you who haven't heard, Ad Hoc is basically a retooled MP3 arcana aggregator from the folks that ran the ill-fated (Pitchfork-associated) site Altered Zones, which went kaput somewhere around six months ago (this information could probably be researched and verified if WKMR had any kind of editorial guidelines... we don't).
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012