RIP Altered Zones
I started this music blog around this time last year, and one of the greatest inspirations for it was Altered Zones, a music blog centered on the DIY attitude of musicians. Not only has AZ introduced the world to tremendous music, but their passion for music journalism in the burgeoning blog scene served as a model of motivation for many other blogs, including this one. So I’d personally...
CFCF remixes Fever Ray's 'Keep The Streets Empty...
In 2009, Fever Ray, the solo project of Karin Dreijer Andersson (one-half of The Knife), released its excellent self-titled debut. It’s a titillatingly haunting album that features dripping textures and Andersson’s unmistakably enigmatic vocals. Producer CFCF, better known for his role in the burgeoning ‘Night Bus’ scene, has gone back to 2009’s Fever Ray in an...
OTIOBR PRESENTS: THE HARD MAKE-OUT MIX
Thanksgiving season is obviously a very busy, family-oriented time. But as the weather gets colder, and as your stomach gets fuller, you’ll want to warm up. That’s why I’ve compiled this mix that’s STRICTLY for make-out sessions (well, not strictly, because it’s great regardless). If groping had a sound, it would be this hour-long mix (maybe, IDK, I’ve been...
Thuggin’ by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Freddie Gibbs, Gary, Indiana’s finest, has been tearing it up lately. After releasing an excellent new mixtape (Cold Day In Hell), he and indie-poppers Cults came together on another solid track. But Gangsta Gibbs isn’t done on this musical tear since a new collaboration with Madlib has surfaced. The new track, “Thuggin’”,...
New track by James Blake: "At Birth"
UPDATE: this cloudcast was recently closed. Check back later, hopefully it’ll be up again. Woozy and lovely, check it out here (via Sterrenplaten):
Cults x Freddie Gibbs: Bad Things (Remix)
Wow. I mean, wow. Cults, the indie-pop duo, have teamed with Gary, IN rapper Freddie Gibbs to create a remix of the already excellent “Bad Things”. This partnership has come out of left field, but it delivers perfectly. Check it out, below: Hypetrak Premiere: Cults featuring Freddie Gibbs - Bad Things (Remix) by Hypetrak
Ford & Lopatin teams up with Tamaryn and Shannon...
The cut with Tamaryn is beyond gorgeous. In fact, that shit is on a whole other level. MEX100 - Ford & Lopatin + Shannon Funchess + Tamaryn by Mexican Summer
Album Review: 'Parallax' by Atlas Sound
8.5/10 [MUST-HAVE] Audio: “The Shakes” You can also read this review over at Groovemine. Growing up is weird. I recently turned 21, and while most college students spend years looking forward to that day, I spent most of it worrying. “I’m already 21,” I said to myself probably 21 times that day. What scares me the most about being this age is that I no longer...
SBTRKT remixes Frank Ocean
Two up-and-coming youngsters, one tremendous remix: Frank Ocean - Thinking Bout You (edit) by sbtrkt
Get Nicolas Jaar's 'Don't Break My Love EP' for...
Brown University student and musician Nicolas Jaar blew some minds earlier this year with his tremendous, shape-shifting debut, Space Is Only Noise. Jaar is back with a 2-track EP that you can download for free via Soundcloud, below: NICOLAS JAAR / Don’t break my love EP by Clown & Sunset
Stream Childish Gambino's 'Camp'
Childish Gambino, actor/writer/comedian Donald Glover’s musical project, is set to release his latest record, Camp, on November 15. But you can stream the entire album over at NPR by clicking here.
Album Review: 'Humor Risk' by Cass McCombs
7.5/10 Audio: “The Same Thing” It’s not hard to release two, fully unique LPs in one year—just ask singer/songwriter Cass McCombs. The nomadic musician released his fifth full-length album, Wit’s End, this past spring, and though it has only been a few months, McCombs has no problem releasing another album. Humor Risk is comprised of eight tracks that were...
Watch: Real Estate's "It's Real"
If you like dogs and surf-pop, you’ll probably really like this video for Real Estate’s “It’s Real”, off their excellent Days LP.
Stream Atlas Sound's 'Parallax'
Click the photo below to hear ‘Parallax’ in its entirety over at the New York Times.
CFCF: NIGHT BUS II
The burgeoning sound of slow, screwed, and churned mixes has taken the blogosphere by storm. CFCF, a Montreal producer, may be the primary innovator of the new sound. His delicately ambitious and viscous Night Bus now has an official follow-up, and if it’s anything like its predecessor, you can guarantee indie girls are going to grind to this. Download the mix by right-clicking (Save Link...
Watch: "Sleep Dealer" by Oneohtrix Point Never
Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) is a weird dude. If his obsession with 80’s production techniques weren’t evidence of that, then maybe this official video of “Sleep Dealer”, from OPN’s newest effort, Replica, will bring his wackiness to light.