D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah

After 15 years of studio album silence, D’Angelo returns with a fantastic comeback record.

The Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader

Fusing surf rock, horror punk, and lo-fi garage, the new Wytches album is an electrifying experience.

Black Moth – “Dont You Want To Be In A Cult”

Black Moth Super Rainbow‘s Tobacco drops a non-album single from the underground psych pop project’s back catalog. Stream it above, and take in the fuzzy electronics and infectious lead melody on this thing. While you’re here, check out Tobacco’s latest full-length album. I freakin’ loved it.

Ty Segall – Manipulator

Ty Segall’s latest album is one of his most methodically assembled releases yet.

B L A C K I E – “None Above”

Last month, Houston-based avant-garde rapper and musician B L A C K I E announced a new studio full-length titled IMAGINE YOURSELF IN A FREE AND NATURAL WORLD. No release date yet, but this lead single “None Above” has me properly excited. The track is a crashing, kaleidoscopic wall of sound, with wailing from B L A C K I E forced to the background and just barely audible. It’s beautifully brutal. Or brutally beautiful? Whatever; it’s awesome! Check it out!

Shabazz Palaces – “Forerunner Foray”

NEW SHABAZZ PALACES! The previously loved Seattle hip hop project has released another track from its forthcoming record, Lese Majesty. Just like their last LP, this one is looking at a release via Sub Pop Records. The date: July 29th.

“Forerunner Foray” is equal parts hip hop and electronic psychedelia. Fluttering synth sequences, spacey rhythms, and a plethora of effects make up the sonic pallet of this instrumental. There are even some short vocal interludes that sound like they’re being handled by someone in THEESatisfaction.

A lot of Ishmael Butler’s lyrics come off confident and brag-laden, but any grander meaning is eluding me at the moment. Regardless, another interesting tidbit from this forthcoming record.

Shabazz Palaces – “#CAKE”

Winding, twisted, and psychedelic is the new Shabazz Palaces song, “#CAKE.” It’s a cut off the experimental hip hop project’s forthcoming album, Lese Majesty, which is looking at a July 29th release on Sub Pop Records. Enjoy!!!

Tobacco – Ultima II Massage

The new Tobacco album is one of the most demented sonic adventures I’ve gone on this year.

Ibibio Sound Machine – Self-Titled

Ibibio Sound Machine’s debut is the beginning of a journey that fuses the sounds of afrobeat and highlife with electronics.

Tobacco – “Streaker” (NSFW)

WATCH: Tobacco – “Streaker”

Thanks to Eric Wareheim of “Tim and Eric” fame, the new Tobacco music video is one of the most twisted things I’ve seen in a long time. Disturbing masks, nudity, overwhelming edits, and freakish effects are among the many things that make this video a weird watch. All I can say is people are kinda weird.

Look out for Tobacco’s next album, Ultima II Massage, on May 13th.

Oh, did I mention this video is SUPER FREAKIN’ NSFW!!???! Unless you work at the massage parlor featured in this video, I guess…