Here's a track that many people have been awaiting and it's finally here. It's got the hardcore intensity from Kwon and that poppy teen voice from Jbiebs. Not even to mention the production and verse from Kanye.
Just a week after releasing his surprising All Delighted People EP, Sufjan releases this, the fourth song off his upcoming album The Age of Adz, due out October 12th. You can read more about the upcoming album here.
Here's something from Beach House, who recorded a live EP of various re-workings from their amazing album Teen Dream. Included was this brand-new song, which continues their trend of ridiculously good stuff. So if you like airy, wistful, dream-pop, look no further.
Before I go to bed as a result of this massive headache I have, I figured I'd leave everyone with a pretty sick mash-up done by Mochi Beats. It consists of Two Door Cinema Club, Iyaz, Drake, and Shontelle. It's awesome, trust me. For more on Mochi Beats check their websiteHERE. Everything they do is epic.
Since Lasers is apparently never coming out, Lupe decided to hit everyone with a little something off his "next" album, Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album. This just premiered a few minutes ago so it's a radio rip. But rest assured we'll have the CDQ when it hits the net.
If you are just starting to feel a little depressed about summer winding up, look no further than this song. From the Melbourne producer Benjamin Platt comes this synth filled jam, guaranteed to put you in a better mood. Off the upcoming album Illumination. Thanks to Hypetrak.
Out of nowhere, Sufjan drops this amazing EP, which has eight songs, with a couple clocking in at over fifteen minutes. It's only five dollars on his website, or you can stream the entire thing for free. Basically, it's everything you expect from Sufjan, while still feeling completely new and unique.
Don't know if this is a reference track, or on his upcoming mixtape. Whatever it ends up on, I like it a lot. Unfortunately, it seems unfinished, as it's roughly two minutes long, and the lyrics are unclear. Hopefully we'll get the full version sooner rather than later.
This song has been making the rounds, and for good reason. The Swedish pop wizards that are Miike Snow take one of VW's songs from their self-titled debut, and make it a bit more danceable. Good stuff. (I put the video up because it is just too good.)
As many of you probably know, both Game and Wale dropped mixtapes this past week. After complete listens, I can say that both are excellent in their own rights. Brake Lights by Game could stand alone as an album. It possesses the production and guest spots (Rick Ross, T.I., Robin Thicke, Akon, and Nas) that would warrant a spot at your local Best Buy, and a fourteen dollar price tag. And it's would be worth the fourteen dollars. Game comes with his A-game, coming through with nineteen absolute bangers. The beats are hard and forceful, retaining the gritty image that Game has used to propel his career. However, the beats and atmosphere of the album, while being gritty have a polished feel. The chorus' are that of a highly produced album, with Akon, Shawty Lo, and T.I. lending their talents. In the end, Break Lights represents what Game is capable of when he puts time into his art, as he possesses the talent and connections capable of being one of the best.
While Game represents the "gang-banging" West Coast, Wale comes from the more "hipster" perceived East Coast. As a follow up to his amazing Mixtape About Nothing, Wale presents the follow-up More About Nothing, complete with Seinfeld Ad-libs. Because of this, MAN is less commercially friendly than Break Lights. For some songs, such as "Ambitious Girl" and "The Manipulation Pt. 2" Wale resorts to an almost spoken-word style, rapping in an almost conversational pace, with a minimalist beat. For others such as "The War" and "Black and Gold," Wale gets immense and supple beats, proving his true diversity and talent. And he gets his own share of guest-spots such as Wiz Khalifa, Daniel Merriweather, and Avery Storm. Part of the sheer brilliance of the tape, once again, is the melding of Seinfeld skits and the music, using various clips from the show as seg-ways and themes for the various songs. In the end, both tapes are incredible in their own ways, possessing facets which make each artist and tape unique and successful.
New single off Wayne's upcoming EP to be released on his b-day on September 27th. It debuted on DJ Clue's radio show on Power 105, so this is just a radio rip. CDQ should be out soon. Usually I'll wait until the CDQ comes out to post, but this song is just too good to hold onto. Produced by Kane Beatz. Free Weezy.
Two years ago, the DC rapper dropped his classic, Seinfeld inspired, Mixtape About Nothing. Now he's out with More About Nothing; the follow up. I'm only four songs in, but so far it's every bit as good as the first.
This past weekend, a good friend of mine turned me on to the artist known as City and Colour. The band is made up of singer/guitarist Dallas Green, and a rotating ensemble of back-up musicians. What's most surprising is that Green is also the guitarist and vocalist in hardcore band Alexisonfire. Now, if you've ever heard any Alexisonfire, or hardcore music at all, you'll be wondering how anyone could transition to folk/acoustic music. Well Green is a ridiculous musician because he does it so well. The music is melodic, and reminds me a lot of Bon Iver. Check out a few songs below. Oh, and the name City and Colour comes from Green's name. Dallas, a city, and Green, a colour. I honestly cannot recommend this enough, so it comes HIGHLY recommended.
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