Stream: Black Rob – “Celebration”

Black Rob is back and he’s still like whoa. Listen to “Celebration,” the first track off of his debut for Duck Down, Game Testedhere. Perfect holiday weekend BBQ music.

Some old shit:


M83: Echoes Preview

Film Review: The Trip

One of the best films I’ve seen this year so far is Michael Winterbottom’s latest, The Trip. It’s hilarious and moving, and you can read my not hilarious and unmoving review for Paste Magazine here.

Travel: The Hidden Treasures of Seaside San Pedro

My piece for BBC Travel on San Pedro, CA (my wife’s hometown, not coincidentally) came out today. Read all about the dive bars, the thrift stores, and the hidden beaches here.

Download: Derek Allen – “Spirits In The Material World”

Mad Decent producer Derek Allen covers The Police’s classic “Spirits In The Material World” – a song that seems ripe for the picking, given its early-’80s synth lines that transpose nicely to an electro track. Download here.

And listen to the original below:

Video: Joakim – “Forever Young”

More great new music from Joakim, whose album, Nothing Gold, comes out this September.

Streaming: Bjork – “Crystalline”

This new Bjork song is blazing across the Internet today, and rightfully so. Yes, you’ve heard this type of thing before from her, but it’s a good song that starts pretty and ends with some hard d’n’b-style beats. Listen below.