Tuesday
Feb012011

[Listen] Lupe Fiasco - "Words I Never Said" Feat. Skylar Grey (Prod By Alex Da Kid)

Here it is, the second (3 or 4th) single from Lupe Fiasco's long awaited album L.A.S.E.R.S. titled "Words I Never Said" featuring the awesome Skylar Grey and produced by Alex Da Kid. Again, not a fan of Alex's formula since nearly every song sounds alike ("Castle Walls," "Coming Home," "I Need A Doctor" and "Love The Way You Lie Part 1 & 2") but if it works for you, it works. Lupe's controversial subject matter speaks nothing but the truth and his flow is still fresh. L.A.S.E.R.S. drops March 8th via Atlantic.

 

Monday
Jan312011

[Live] Best Coast & Wavves In Concert Live From Washington, D.C.

Check out a special live broadcast of NPR's All Song Considered direct from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club featuring performances from Best Coast & Wavves. Show starts at 9pm EST. Check it out in the player here.

Update: Live feed has ended but you can catch the replay after the jump.

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Monday
Jan312011

[Album Review] Hercules and Love Affair - Blue Songs

Back in 2008, New York DJ Andy Butler came together with Kim-Ann Foxman and Antony Hegarty to form the instantly distinct group Hercules and Love Affair. Their self-titled debut album was released in March of that year, blending together the sounds of the iconic 80s house genre with sweeping vocals, modern techniques and a unique presence. Once again, Andy Butler is back, and this time, along with Foxman and minus Hegarty, the group has found new members. Newcomers fan-turned-band-member Shaun Wright and singer Aerea Negrot provide vocals throughout Hercules and Love Affair's sophomore album Blue Songs, adding a new dimension to the already unique style of the band. The return to the iconic house style was what made their debut album stand out, and that presence continues in Blue Songs. With a few big guest appearances and a ton of new flavour, their sophomore outing shows the increasing development of an already amazing band.

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Monday
Jan312011

[Watch] James Blake - "The Wilhelm Scream" (Video)

Check out the video to the second single "The Wilhelm Scream" from James Blake forthcoming Self Titled Debut LP courtesy of Pitchfork. This beautiful ambient track features an array of psychedelic colors and hazy blurred visual effects that get warped as the song's instrumental picks up. Blake's self titled record is set to drop next week on February 7th via Atlas/A&M Records.

Take a listen to the album's 11 track sampler here and if you missed out on James' previous performance of "The Wilhelm Scream" for BBC Radio 1 at Maida Vale studios, click here to check it out.

Monday
Jan312011

[Listen] Cut Copy - 'Zonoscope' (Full Album)

You got your first taste of Cut Copy's upcoming LP Zonoscope with the songs "Where I'm Going," "Take Me Over" and "Need You Now." Now you can listen to the full album before its release on February 8th by clicking this link in exchange for a tweet.

Monday
Jan312011

[Download] Atmosphere - "Minnesota Nice" Feat. Felipe Cuauhtli, Prof & Mr. Gene Poole

Rhymesayers celebrate Atmosphere's upcoming "Welcome To Minnesota Tour" with a sweet posse cut of all the rappers performing on the tour. Check out the track "Minnesota Nice" featuring Slug, Prof (Stophouse), Mr. Gene Poole & Felipe Cuauhtli (Los Nativos).

And if you really feeling Minnesota Nice then head Fifth Element to check out their exclusive line of "Minnesota Nice" apparel. Exclusive & limited designs will be available on the "Welcome To Minnesota Tour" in February.

Atmosphere - Minnesota Nice feat. Felipe Cuauhtli, Prof, Mr. Gene Poole by rhymesayers

Monday
Jan312011

[Listen] The Kills - "Satellite" 

Here we go! What a way to start a Monday. Check out a brand new track from Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince or as they're better know The Kills. As they've delivered us with this nice little gift titled "Satellite" in follow up to the announcement of their Spring Tour. You can stream it in all its glory down at the bottom courtesy of the good folks at Domino Records. The track is taken from The Kills forthcoming album "Blood Pressures" which is due out on April 4th in UK and April 5th in US. Is it me or is that a long time to wait for this stuff?! Not as fast paced as some of their older stuff but there's a definate feel of some Dead Weather in their which is surely a good thing! Domino says about the bands that:

"For fans of the street hassle swagger and sass that has come to be associated with The Kills, it’s all still alive and well in their new material, but with an added depth and thoughtfulness which is undoubtedly reflected in the, at times, frankly heartbreaking lyrics. The Kills haven’t disposed of their edgy rock identity, they’ve merely built upon it and created something even more special."

Decide for yourself and enjoy it below and let's all hope we get more previews prior to the release of the album. Hat tip to A Heart is a Spade for the heads up on this.

The Kills - Satellite by DominoRecordCo

Monday
Jan312011

[Listen] James Blake's Debut Album (Preview)

James Blake is set to release his highly anticipated self titled debut album in the UK on February 7th via Atlas/A&M. With his cover of Feist's "Limit To Your Love" getting him an insane amount of press and airplay it looks like 2011 could be the 22 year old's year. Below you can check out a preview of the album clocking in at just over 11 minutes it should whet your appetite until the release.  Enjoy the stream and mark your diaries for his debut. The tracklist of the album can be found after the jump.

If you want more of a taste of what his album has to offer (as well as his on stage persona) head on over here to check out his next singel "The Wilhelm Scream" that we posted a live Maida Vale rip of not too long ago. Happy Monday.

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