Birdman isn’t the center of attention on the Rich Gang mixtape, but let’s take a moment for Birdman anyway. For someone who, at least according to conventional wisdom, cannot rap, Brian “Baby” Williams sure has verses on a lot of classic songs. “Big Ballin’,” “#1 Stunna,” “Bling Bling,” “Shine,” “Get Your Roll On,” “What Happened [...]
Future Islands frontman Gerrit Welmers brought his signature moves to BBC’s Later… With Jools Holland last night. They performed “Seasons (Waiting On You)” which is, of course, off their most recent album, Singles, and the group gave a characteristically passionate performance. The band also posed for an appropriate picture in front of a large sign [...]
The latest Speedy Ortiz song comes to us via Brooklyn art collective Famous Class, whose monthly LAMC single series solicits an unreleased song from a musician for a 7″ single and asks that musician to curate the B-side. It’s a charitable endeavor, with 100 percent of digital proceeds going to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund [...]
Coolio’s “Fantastic Voyage” came out in 1994, so Spin decided to include the 51-year-old rapper in their ongoing ’94 celebration. Specifically, they played him a series of hits from that year and asked him for commentary. While listening to Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box,” he recalled his reaction when he heard about Kurt Cobain’s death, asserted [...]
Tom Morello has addressed what he’s calling “Pancake-Gate” in a long Facebook post that sees the Rage Against The Machine singer try to justify his actions Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe and provide context to the whole situation. (For those of you just tuning in, see here for how this all started.) Morello goes into a [...]
LA-based electronic-R&B outfit Dead Times seems right in line with where a lot of music is headed right now. Beats are big, but there are lots of different ways to serve them up.
Their recent single “Every Moment” is a sexy slow burner, but their brand new track “Better Off” is a joyful, “feel-good foot-stomper” that is more along the lines of a band like DeLux.
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