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In a new clip from Loiter Squad, Odd Future’s sketch series for Adult Swim, Earl Sweatshirt plays a prisoner in a Scared Straight-style program. The results are bizarre — for example, he brags to kids that he was already running a Fortune 500 company at 12 years old. Tyler, The Creator plays one of the kids. Watch it below.

Earlier this year, Simian Mobile Disco announced their plans to strip their dance music to its rawest elements — their new album, Whorl, would be recorded live on modular synth … in the desert. They’ve already released the album’s first single, “Tangents,” and now you can hear the heady grooves of “Dervish,” a track that SMD have identified as being one of the only overtly dance-oriented tracks on the upcoming album. Check it out.

This past weekend brought the 2014 edition of the Newport Folk Festival. Headliners included Jenny Lewis, Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, and a very special appearance by Mavis Staples. We sent photographer Taylor Hill to capture the event, and you can find our gallery of performance photos and portraits above.

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 +1Posted at 2:37pm | re: Watch The 8-Bit Grunge Medley You Didn't Know You Wanted (4 comments)

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!

http://www.stereogum.com/1692268/mariachi-radiohead-cover-featured-in-animated-day-of-the-dead-movie-book-of-life/news/

 +1Posted on Jul 17th | re: Scott Walker & Sunn O))) Soused Details (5 comments)

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.

 +2Posted on Jul 14th | re: Melvins' Buzz Osborne Pissed Off The KISS Army (6 comments)

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!

 +4Posted on Jul 2nd | re: Scott Walker And Sunn O))) Announce Collaborative Album (6 comments)

I needed to maintain a somewhat professional tone in the post but….OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST NEWS.

 0Posted on Jun 26th | re: Ovlov Break Up (UPDATE: Just Kidding) (7 comments)

I appreciate that. I thought it was best if I was the one to post it though. They’re a band I really loved writing about, and it’s nice to do something on them one last time (though I’m hoping these guys will be making music in other ways).

 0Posted on Jun 24th | re: Vote For The Song Of The Summer 2014 (183 comments)

I like Salad Days! There’s just other stuff I liked this year more.

That said – as a fellow fan of pinball I’ve really respected Mac DeMarco since I saw him mention his love for Simpsons Pinball Party, which is like a Top 5 (maybe Top 3) table for me.

 +4Posted on Jun 24th | re: Pallbearer - "The Ghost I Used To Be" (15 comments)

FTFY: “This wait will be unPallbearerable”

 +2Posted on Jun 24th | re: Someone Paid $46k For That Aphex Twin LP On Ebay (1 comments)

The person who bought the record was Notch, who designed the indie game Minecraft. I don’t think the price must have been too big a deal for him since he’s made about $150 million since his game launched a couple years ago. Still, he must be a pretty big Aphex Twin fan.

True story – My older brother knew a guy who got his house essentially taken over by a gang of Juggalos in Worcester, MA. He was forced to leave while they proceeded to just destroy the place.

 0Posted on Jun 18th | re: Music Go Music - "Nite After Nite" (2 comments)

Just fixed that. Thanks for the heads up.