New York’s Flatbush Zombies drop a new single titled “Lit,” which comes from the trio’s next EP titled It’s All A Matter of Perspective. I’m loving the slow, smoky, and bass-heavy instrumental on this track, and, of course, the flows are tight, too. Enjoy!
Also, catch a review for Flatbush Zombies’ latest mixtape here.
New York hip hop trio Ratking drops a new track, and announces the release of their forthcoming album So It Goes. The LP is looking at an April 8th release date. From the looks of the tracklist, it seems King Krule will be appearing on the record as well! It would seem the previously mentioned “100” isn’t going to be making the cut, though. Regardless, I’m expecting a grimy release from these guys that’ll far surpass the EP they dropped a while back. Enjoy!
Eighteen Hours of Static, the debut LP from New York punk outfit Big Ups, is a refreshing half hour of caustic and cathartic post-hardcore. The mix here is muddy, the playing is messy, and the vocals of frontman Joe Galarraga are manic – often searing. But it’s all quite glorious in just how simultaneously sincere and abrasive its 11 songs are. Give it a listen above via Stereogum.
Eighteen Hours of Static is out now via Dead Labour and Tough Love.
If you can expect anything from New York’s The Men, it’s that you’ll never know what to expect from them.
The band’s discography thus far has been quite the trip, showing no limits in their ability to imitate the sounds of noise rock, post-hardcore, pop rock, and even country. In fact, their foray into that last genre made for my least favorite Men album thus far. That influence rings true in this new track of theirs as well, “Pearly Gates”; however, I think this fiery backwoods rock number is paying off big-time. It’s like what would have happened if the punk movement had somehow preceded Southern, horn-backed bar rock. There’s loads of guitar slingin’, piano bangin’, and horn squealin’ to be had here. Pay close attention, and try not to miss a single second of the action!
Get some more info on the band’s next album via Sacred Bones. Also catch a review for one of the band’s previous albums below:
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.
New York hip hop duo The Underachievers are at work on their debut studio album, set to be released sometime next year via Brainfeeder. In the meantime, check out this stylish, Wrung-produced set of visuals, shot in Paris, for Indigoism cut “Leopard Shepherd.”
And a gentle reminder that Indigoism was a pretty sweet tape:
NYC electronic musician L S D X O X O may have just produced Cakes Da Killa’s greatest track yet. Cake’s flow is hard and precise over “Truth Tella”‘s sauntering chiptune-esque instrumental. If you’re familiar with a certain Pokemon creepypasta, this cut might make you a little noided, but the astonishment felt by most listeners will surely be at the hands of Cakes Da Killa.
“Truth Tella” is off L S D X O X O’s new EP, S O F T C O R E, available to stream in full here. Enjoy!
NYC rap group Ratking has dropped a dazzling new video and single, “100.” It looks as though since the release of last year’s Wiki93 EP, the outfit has matured and refined its glitchy modern take on old-school New York hip hop to the point that “100″ is not only their best song to date, but arguably one of the most enjoyable hip hop tracks to drop all year. Watch the accompanying psychedelic music video above and enjoy!
Well, here’s a collaboration that’s totally from out of left-field. New York rap group Ratking has teamed up with New York noise musician Eric Copeland (of Black Dice fame) for Converse’s upcoming Cons EP Vol. 1. Because Copeland has been moving towards a slightly more accessible style of twisted, psychedelic electronica; the result certainly doesn’t approach Death Grips’, clipping.’s, or Young Fathers levels of abrasion. Still, what we get is a choppy and colorful piece of alternative hip hop that manages to come off very catchy and very cool. Chill listening!
Brooklyn rapper Ka has taken it upon himself to direct and edit this fittingly bleak new music video for The Night’s Gambit highlight “You Know It’s About.” Above, let Ka be your tour guide through some of New York’s dank, desolate, and decaying urban landscape.
A reminder that The Night’s Gambit is a thoroughly gripping piece of old-school hip hop: