Archives: October 2016

WATCH — Sims “Brutal Dance”

October 31st, 2016


Doomtree collective founder Sims will release his new album More Than Ever on November 4. (Preorders are available.) He made it with producers Paper Tiger, ICETEP, and Lazerbeak who provided the dark, glitchy beat for new single “Brutal Dance.” The video for that song, directed by James Gundersen, puts Sims in a surreal, shattered landscape that’s part suburban wasteland and part videogame.” — via Brooklyn Vegan

Watch the video below, and be sure to check out the tour dates beyond that!


11/3 – The Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
11/4 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
11/5 – The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
11/6 – The Loft at Harlem Lounge – Lansing, MI
11/9 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
11/11 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
11/12 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
11/13 – DC9 – Washington, DC
12/1 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
12/2 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
12/3 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
12/6 – Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
12/7 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
12/8 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
12/9 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
12/10 – The Wayfarer – Costa Mesa, CA
12/11 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
12/13 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
12/14 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/16 – Three Links – Dallas, TX
12/17 – The Sidewinder – Austin, TX
12/18 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX

*All dates w/ Air Credits (The Hood Internet and ShowYouSuck)

LISTEN — Emel Mathlouthi “Ensen Dhaif”

October 29th, 2016


Emel Mathlouthi’s music has been a symbol of political resistance in her home country, Tunisia, ever since her song “Kelmti Horra (My Word Is Free)” became the anthem of the Arab Spring in 2010. The song manifested itself as a poignant battle cry for those raising their voices in opposition of oppressive governments. Emel is returning, with a new album Ensen and a resounding, percussion-filled lead single in tow. “Ensen Dhaif” sees the singer’s emphatic lyrics and expressive delivery set atop pulsing production—a sound reminiscent of M.I.A’s brand of bold electro-rap. Emel points to Bjork, Massive Attack and James Blake as the inspirations for her unique intermix of Tunisian folk music, electronica and rock. “Ensen Dhaif” is no less politically charged than the singer’s previous offerings. In an interview with Pitchfork, she describes the gutsy single as “a dedication to people who have to carry the weight and all the struggles so that a very small percentage can enjoy the power.”” — via OkayAfrica

Listen to “Ensen Dhaif” below, and

WATCH — Classixx “Just Let Go (ft. How To Dress Well)”

October 28th, 2016


California duo Classixx and singer How to Dress Well have shared the official video for their collaboration, “Just Let Go,” off Classixx’ critically acclaimed album Faraway Reach out now on Innovative Leisure. The video, directed by Jordan Michael Blake, captures a group of skate kids breaking into a dead mall as Classixx and How To Dress Well perform amongst the madness.

Watch the video below and catch Classixx on the road for the final leg of their Faraway Reach Tour.

WATCH — Raging Fyah “Dash Wata”

October 26th, 2016


“There’s the Jamaica you see in tourist brochures, and then there’s the hidden Jamaica that looks like it could be in tourist brochures but doesn’t actually see receive many travelers. Reggae Falls, the scene of Raging Fyah‘s “Dash Wata” video, is one of those places. Set in rural Saint Thomas, Jamaica’s easternmost parish, this 70-foot waterfall on the Johnson River gets its name from Antonio Porter, a local resident who’s been hoping to turn the hard-to-reach, man-made cascade — it’s the result of a dam project from a now-abandoned hydro-electric facility — into a proper destination. For now, though, Reggae Falls is Saint Thomas’ secret. At least until people catch “Dash Wata,” an inviting clip sure to inspire visitors to seek out its serene setting. The video, which features the band and a bevy of river sirens splashing around in the waters below the falls, closely follows the song’s lyrics. “Let’s go for a walk, down by the riverside,” Raging Fyah singer Kumar Bent croons, playing the role of an innocent suitor on this sunny track that’s sure to soundtrack Jamaican vacations for years to come.” — via Large Up

Watch “Dash Wata” below!

LISTEN — Slothrust ‘Everyone Else’

October 25th, 2016


“​Well folks, the day is finally here. After months of teasing with singles and videos​ too, the Boston-born, Brooklyn-based jazzy post-punk trio Slothrust are ready to give the world their third record, Everyone Else​. Sunday may be the Lord’s Day, but it is today that we are truly blessed. The follow up to 2014’s Of Course You Do, ​Everyone Else​ presents a muted energy in comparison to its predecessor. The band’s special brand of self-loathing still remains on tracks like “Rotten Pumpkin.” In comparison to previous albums, it’s slower, more introspective, and patient with itself. The hard, riff-centered jams Slothrust does so well are still there, though this time they feel more like a means of procrastination. “These songs are about bodies of water, dreams, isolation, and the absurdity of the human experience,” writes guitarist and vocalist Leah Wellbaum​​.” — via Noisey

Click HERE for the exclusive stream at Noisey, or dip your toe in with “Rotten Pumpkin” below!

LISTEN — Run The Jewels “Talk To Me”

October 24th, 2016


“Two years ago today, Run the Jewels released their second album RTJ2. Today, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P have shared the first song from Run the Jewels 3. It’s called “Talk to Me,” and it’s out via the Adult Swim Singles Program.” — via Pitchfork

Listen below now!

WATCH — Matt Pond PA “The Glow”

October 24th, 2016


Pretty Young Things recently premiered “The Glow” from Matt Pond PA’s upcoming album Winter Lives, which comes out November 11, and had this to say about it:

“Matt Pond said that in the video they wanted to show the, “short, sweet, honest moments that essentially make life worth living,” and “highlight the abandon of what it means to wildly run through the woods, to see snow in the summertime, to get lost sunlight.” That sense of wonder definitely comes in the kaleidoscopic video.”

Watch “The Glow” below!

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