Sounds: Run The Jewels

Do yourself a weekend favor and download this track fromĀ Killer Mike and El-P’s Run The Jewels album NOW.

Video: Tricky – “Nothing Matters” feat. Nneka

Everybody is saying Tricky is back to form with his new album, False Idols, out this week. I have to agree.

Sounds: Fuck Buttons – “The Red Wing”

New Fuck Buttons album, Slow Focus, out 7/23. Listen to the controlled noise chaos of “The Red Wing” edit below and burn with anticipation.

Mixtape: Joey Fatts – Chipper Jones II

Long Beach, CA MC/producer Joey Fatts has mad guests on this new mixtape. Impressive guests. But Mr. Fatts appears to be a voice to pay attention to with or without the help. Listen now.

Sounds: Jacuzzi Boys – “Double Vision”

Iggy Pop thinks Jacuzzi Boys have a stupid band name, but did anyone tell him that he kinda sucks now?

Video: Edo. G – “Hold U”

This one’s for you, Boston. Edo. G is just a regular guy like you and me, and the man still sounds damn good.

Sounds: Joey Bada$$ – “Word is Bond”

Statik Selektah provides ’90s-enthusiasist, teen phenom and all-around dope MC Joey Bada$$ with a nice beat for this track off of his forthcoming mixtape, Summer Knights. Can’t wait.

Music Musings: Unwound Box Set

Numero Group pays tribute to the late, great, inimitable Unwound with a four box set series, consisting of expanded editions of all of the band’s albums. Pretty much essential listening material for the rest of this year and beyond. The first volume, Kid is Gone, comes out 9/6. Check out the album trailer below.

Sounds: Gold Panda – “We Work Nights”

New Gold Panda album, Half of Where You Live, out 6/11. Listen to the mild-mannered track “We Work Nights” below.

Sounds: The Cairo Gang – “Tiny Rebels”

Sometime Bonnie Prince Billy collaborators The Cairo Gang do just fine on their own, thank you. Listen to the dreamy, shoegazey, ’60s-meets-‘late-’80s title track from the band’s new album, Tiny Rebels, due out 7/23. I’m a sucker for that repeated one-note strumming.


Sounds: Roc Marciano feat. Cormega – “Ruff Town”

Good music for a good Friday (not Good Friday).

Video: Boards of Canada – “Reach for the Dead”

Only slightly less cryptic than their recent promo campaign, and beautiful as always. New Boards of Canada album, Tomorrow’s Harvest, out 6/11.

Sounds: Joan of Arc – “Amelia”

New Joan of Arc record out 7/30, Testimonium Songs. In typical JOA fashion, the album will be performed live in Testimonium, by experimental theater ensemble Every house has a door.


Sounds: Aceyalone – “Pass The Hint”

The easy, breezy Aceyalone.

Sounds: Create & Devastate (feat. Wildchild & MED) – “Most Confident”

Sweden meets Cali and hallelujah, hip-hop gets a boost.