The producer Lil Data is best known for appearing on the six-way DISown mix, one of the releases that put the PC Music label on people’s radars. Now the label has released Sup, an EP that shines a spotlight on the producer in much the same way GFOTY’s Secret Mix and Kane West’s Western Beats did for those artists. Data’s work falls on the friendlier side of the PC Music spectrum, though that’s all relative to the other music released by the label, which has all but built a home in the uncanny valley. Still, this is a tremendously fun listen, from the popping bubble beats to the warped sample of the Spice Girls. Stream it as one long track below and head here to download it.
Converse has a history of getting bands to design custom sneakers, from Metallica to Big Boi to Pink Floyd (check out our official band sneaker guide for way more). Now, Trash Talk are getting their own official Converse design, and the kicks are inspired by the LP released by the band earlier this year, No Peace. Check out Converse’s description of the shoes below, and get a look at them in the gallery above.
Jessie Ware has made major pop music strides with her second album, Tough Love, but it pays off, as Tom explained in his review when he called it “an example of how hard this soft-pop can kick you in the gut when it’s done just right.” Last night, Ware played her album-release show in San Francisco, so we sent photographer Moses Namkung to capture the event. Check out our gallery above.
I’d like to officially and publicly announce that I ain’t no dad.
We’re both idiots! I spent like an hour trying to find it last night.
Aghhh I knew that too! Thanks for correcting my brain fart!
Yeah the Blood Orange set completely caught me off guard! I usually go into a festival with an idea of what I’m most excited for or a prediction of what might be my favorite (like Kanye at Outside Lands recently). But here I wasn’t even sure I was going to see Blood Orange, but ended up being completely blown away.
I didn’t end up seeing the Blood Brothers! I wanted to see Darkside because I never had. I guess I chose the breakup show over the reunion show since the Blood Brothers will have a lot of other stuff happening. So I did Darkside and then ended up staying for John Talabot, who I didn’t include here, but was fantastic and doing a lot of new material. I definitely went into the festival planning on covering the more electronic side of it, but I totally understand that a lot of people were really excited about that reunion.
Yeah it’s such a good combo. Kind of reminds me when Sigur Ros played the sold out Madison Square Garden show and chose Tim Hecker for their opener.
Thanks for the kind words man. Covering this strange scene throughout the year has been so much fun.
We thought the video had value because there was a really entertaining animation made with it. If it were just a song as you said, it wouldn’t be as newsworthy.
Secondly, DuckTales and Mega Man 2 are namedropped frequently because they are that great, but they’re also so iconic which is why they seemed to fit better. Personally I like Mega Man 3 more than 2 as a score (and a game, but that’s neither here nor there), and Kirby’s Adventure is just below Metroid for my favorite NES music.
I actually do know some things about video games! You implied as much a couple weeks ago when I was talking about Grim Fandango in a post and I was very happy someone appreciated that!
two albums in TWO YEARS. Sorry about that typo, my excitement got the better of me.
And yeah while I was writing the post in the office I was saying what you said almost verbatim! I had just the slightest misgiving, but now that it’s clear this was written by Walker (and just as importantly it’s co-produced by Peter Walsh who has been so essential to making Climate Of Hunter, Tilt, The Drift, and Bish Bosch what they are in terms of sound design) I’m so much more excited about this.
Also I couldn’t agree more about the live performances. I’ve got very high hopes that this will be the album he’ll be able to actually play. I can’t even imagine what it would be like. I’m not sure if you’ve seen Sunn O))) play live but it’s one of the most overwhelming things I’ve ever experienced.
You’re right, I had KISS’ solo series on my mind, but just fixed it. Thanks for pointing that out.
And hey, don’t beat yourself up about misspelling “they,” everybody makes mistaks!
I needed to maintain a somewhat professional tone in the post but….OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST NEWS.