At the end of the week, Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins is releasing a new album, Pieces Of A Man. It's the proper follow-up to his 2016 debut, The Healing Component, though he spent the end of last year and the beginning of this one putting out a pair of complementarymixtapes. More »
I recently just learned what ASMR is, finally, after years of willfully and blissfully ignoring it. It's not exactly what I thought! I knew that it was, like, relaxing sounds, but I was imagining something like whale calls and Grouper and not weird videos starring young girls whispering into microphones and cracking their knuckles. The … More »
Greece’s scandal-hit authors’ rights sector has just been plunged back into crisis. The country’s major CMO, AEPI (the Hellenic Society for Protection of Intellectual Property), was investigated by the country’s Public Prosecutor in March 2017 after widespread allegations of corruption. Ernst & Young audited its 2011-2014 finances and found that during the period AEPI had … Continued
Chief Keef's "Faneto" is a song that brings people together. Three years ago we posted about the trend of fans posting footage of turning up to the song together. More so than most other songs, "Faneto" has the power to make people get rowdy. Unfortunately, it may have contributed to a very scary … More »
Tom Halstead and Joe Andrews release 12" We Can’t Be That Far From The Beginning
London-based duo Raime aka Tom Halstead and Joe Andrews have released their second offering of 2018 and with it comes the launch of their new label RR. The three-track EP follows on from Am I Using Content Or Is Content Using Me?, released on Mumdance's Different Circles label in the summer, and comes as a 12" available in standard and clear vinyl.
We Can’t Be That Far From The Beginning is out now via Bandcamp. Listen to the ghostly number “In Medias Res” below, featuring dialogue taken from various YouTube clips. .
Nick Zammuto, formerly one-half of the beloved sonic collagists the Books, composed the score for the film We The Animals. The movie was directed by Jeremiah Zagar and is an adaptation of a novel by the same name written by Justin Torres, and it follows a group of young kids growing up in … More »
The brainy, hardscrabble NYC rap traditionalist Homeboy Sandman and the psychedelic boom-bap producer Edan have a very good collaborative album called Humble Pi on the way. We spoke to them about it last month, and we've shared videos for excellent singles "Grim Seasons" and "#NeverUseTheInternetAgain." Today they're sharing another … More »
Y'all heard Ruston Kelly's debut album yet? Dying Star proves that the Nashville singer-songwriter is an absolute master of tears-in-your-beers alt-country, one who can tinker with the formula in rewarding ways or just shoot straight down the middle and leave you bawling right along with him. More »
Predicting the future of music is a dicey bet, even when you extend the footprint back a quarter-century. Ask me now what songs of the past two-and-a-half decades are going to keep getting covered and sampled and versioned and interpolated and otherwise made memetic long after we're gone, and I doubt I'd have a better … More »