Bruiser Brigade, whichconsists of Detroit’s Danny Brown, fellow rapper Dopehead and producer Skywlkr, let loose a dope single earlier today as they gear up to release a project. “Errthang” features dark, warped production from Skywlkr and both Brown and Dopehead match the feel coming hard with their verses.
Stream this distorted, sinister cut below and look out for their 4-track EP, including remixes from Ryan Hemsworth and Lockah, due out this Wednesday, September 19th, via Fool’s Gold/ Scion A/V.
Is anyone else astounded at how some indie pop tracks can be so freaking gratifying? Check out YesYou‘s latest sweet treat “Frivolous Life” and you’ll know what I mean right away. The Australian duo, accompanied by Jinja Safari‘s Marcus Azon, can do no wrong on this über-catchy song that’s brimming with sunny synth work and silky smooth vocals. If you’re a fan of Foster the People or Passion Pit, this is a band you can’t afford to sleep on. For an added bonus, be sure to watch the official video right here.
New four-piece indie rock band Allah-Las first released their EP Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) back in April, but have a brand new full-length album coming out tomorrow. The group hail from California and make this pretty evident through their music. With heavily reverbed guitars, harmonized background vocals and perfectly catchy tunes, they know what style they’re going for and exactly how to achieve it.
The songs on Allah-Las’ debut self-titled album have a surf rock feel to them, but also bring to mind ’60s bands like The Kinks and the Rolling Stones, with some added Spanish flair. It may not be the most polished album, but that just adds to the charm, making it sound like a true garage-y piece of work. The album’s single, “Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind” is easily the most infectious of the bunch. By the end of the song, you’ll be singing along with the chorus, swaying around to the beat. “Busman’s Holiday” could’ve been off a Kinks record, and some of the instrumental tracks, like “Sacred Sands” and “Ela Navega,” are simply fun to listen to.
Overall, the album flows smoothly from track to track. Though some might sound similar to one another, each is catchy in its own way and a few even demand many, many replays, making the entire thing worth listening to.
Allah-Las’ self-titled debut album comes out tomorrow via Innovative Leisure Records.
The always splendid and moving Icelandic band Of Monsters And Men recently released a video for “Mountain Sound”. Featuring footage from a Reykjavik performance, the charming visuals simply remind us why we find the folk-pop group so damn endearing. Their album My Head Is An Animal is out now.
BULLW∆CK, as dirty as it sounds, does tend submerge himself in some of the most filthiest electronic sounds on the internet. Last month he debuted a track called “The Clangers” merging grimmy dubstep wobbles at a seductive bass heavy moombahton beat that almost take you back to the 2006 uk dubstep scene. Today, however, he has released one of the most exciting 8Bit electronic covers to date. Taking on inspiration from Johnny Cash’s take on “Hurt” (originally created by Trent Reznor), BULLW∆CK takes us into the super Nintendo World of bright melodies yet he is able to produce a tune just as somber as the original.
Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich’s latest project is the experimental synth outfit Ultraísta, whose latest track “Smalltalk” has been tinkered with by Kieran Hebden, the brains behind Four Tet. All manner of shuffling, somewhat syncopated beats and rhythms collide in this version of “Smalltalk,” allowing the plaintive female vocals to come to the fore. An inspired twist on a great little track from Godrich and co, stay tuned for more from Ultraísta.
On his brand new street single, Loso wants to let you know that he’s from New York, just in case you didn’t know so. Fabolous comes with the punches on this one, taking subtle shots at other rappers who claim to be from New York but longer spend much time there, while taking not so subtle shots at some out of towners, shouting “I’m so New York, Weezy probably don’t like me” on the chorus. Featuring some high energy production from Just Blaze, Loso really looks to mark his territory, boasting about the success he’s had without a mentor or specific affiliation of any sort. With this recent release, Loso is ready to prove that he can handle the crown as New York’s chosen son.