mp3: Western Tink – SummerDonnasLoft

Texas rapper, Western Tink, recently let go this freestyle over a loop of my favorite beat from The Weeknd, “Loft Music”.  As usual, Tink graces the track with some very simple, but impact-heavy lines in his unique fashion.  Right now, Tink is finishing up his album with fellow Texan and incredible producer, Beautiful Lou, and if any of the music …

tccarr14mp3: Western Tink – SummerDonnasLoft

Stream: GPSYMTH- Ripostes

After releasing some pretty stellar tracks towards the end of last year, GPSYMTH just put out this full-length Ripostes.  Although at face value it may be easy to lump GPYSMTH in with the vanilla dream-pop sounds of Washed Out, Ripostes shows that he is willing to experiment outside of all the warm haze and reverb.  The over 6-minute ‘Dover’ has …

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Lecs Luther- Shrine of Jehovah

For anyone who still is convinced that Lecs Luther is an Irish OF wannabe, ‘Shrine of Jehovah’ will finally put your doubts to rest.  It’s hard to describe exactly what Luther is doing with this song as he half raps half croons over an ambient and chilled-out beat and I’ll admit it took me a few listens to get used …

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Video: Shabazz Palaces- Are You… Can You… Were You? (Felt)

For one of my favorite tracks on my favorite hip-hop album of last year, Shabazz Palaces have enlisted the help of Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes to direct this video for ‘Are You… Can You… Were You? (Felt)’.  The video follows a girl as she confronts her mother in what is probably an argument about her clothes in the Ethiopian language Amharic (according to …

pkelly94Video: Shabazz Palaces- Are You… Can You… Were You? (Felt)

Video: Howler- Back Of Your Neck

Following in the cigarette-smoking, sunglasses wearing legacy of bands like Smith Westerns and The Strokes, Howler have possibly the one of the catchiest songs of 2012 with their track ‘Back Of Your Neck’.  From the opening guitar licks to the instant classic ‘ewww weee ewww’ chorus, ‘Back Of Your Neck’ has everything that a lo-fi/garage-rock band could dream of writing. …

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Stream: bitterTV- loveritual EP

I’ve been following the work of Russian producer bitterTV for a while now so I was very excited to see that he has put together some of his tracks and released a new EP.  loveritual is a stunning EP with 4 tracks that take under 15 minutes to listen through.  On loveritual, bitterTV works with a sound much more ambitious, …

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Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Tortilla Pass

Of all the things electronic producers can do to distinguish themselves from the mass of other artists these days, simply having a huge amount of talent and being able to show that off works best.  While his unique name might already do the job, Tortilla Pass has talent… a lot of it.  On his song ‘Luna Tribe’, Tortilla Pass pulls …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: Tortilla Pass