A brand new single from the Scottish experimental hip hop outfit Young Fathers. The group is getting set to drop a new full-length via Anticon on February 3rd. The title of this thing: DEAD.
“WAR” isn’t one of Young Fathers’ most hard-hitting tracks, but it is one of their strangest, alternating between intense stints of spoken word, and impassioned group singing. Enjoy!
Famed electronic music producer, and underground dubstep titan Burial has just dropped a new EP titled Rival Dealer, which is streamable on the Hyperdub Records YouTube channel. Hear the title track above, and you can hear the two remaining songs here and here. Pick up a copy of this new EP over here. Enjoy!
New York rapper YC the Cynic drops a b-side from his last full-length LP, GNK, which you can catch a review for below.
A lot like many cuts from GNK, YC delivers smart rhymes over a moody beat with some sharp rhythms. Seeing that this guys “throwaways” are great gives me hope that his future output will continue to be stunning.
Some abrasive, strange sounds coming from the band Guerilla Toss on the track “Pink Elephant,” which is a cut from the band’s latest full-length on NNA Tapes. The title of this album: Gay Disco. Hah! It’s pretty clear that these guys don’t take themselves too seriously, but their music is still an eye-wideningly weird portrayal of post-punk, noise rock, and no wave. Enjoy!
She’s back! Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, has announced that her long-awaited new record, St. Vincent, the follow up to her fantastic 2011 LP Strange Mercy, will be out February 25. The first single to drop from it is “Birth in Reverse,” a banging, electric, percussive track with killer guitar licks (as per usual for Ms. Clark, the little wiz). The song opens with the bound-to-be-infamous line “Oh what an ordinary day / Take out the garbage, masturbate,” but don’t let that first impression turn you away. The song blossoms into a super catchy chorus, and it’s all so lovingly, beautifully produced. This is going to be good, I can tell.
St. Vincent is out Feb 25, via Loma Vista. Rock out to the single above!
Doomed Boys (previously Super Minotaur) is a Chicagoan collective of writers, illustrators, and musicians whose art tends to go in an alluringly scuzzy direction. This can be seen in the few drawings they’ve posted to their Facebook, as well as in these two most recent songs they’ve produced. Above, check out the fuzzed-out garage rocker “Werewolf,” and below, give a listen to the latest lo-fi piece from Doomed Boys affiliate Tim McGinn (under his moniker Tom Lincolnway). Enjoy!