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Prinzhorn Dance School – “Reign (Shit Robot Remix)”

Prinzhorn Dance School, the terse UK postpunk duo, and Shit Robot, the playful New York house producer, are both longtime fixtures of the DFA label. But the two acts have basically nothing in common musically besides a love of elemental rhythm. So it’s cool to hear them come together, with Shit Robot remixing Prinzhorn Dance… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 5:04 pm

Madeon Accuses Sony Music Of “Holding Artists Hostage” By Removing Their Music From SoundCloud

SoundCloud might be a great streaming platform for most of the world, but if you’re one of the people in charge of making sure money changes hands with the advent of this new technology, you’re probably not a fan. Earlier this month, Sony started taking down the SoundCloud streams of its major artists, and source… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Juicy J – “Already” (Feat. Rae Sremmurd) Video

The kids in Rae Sremmurd weren’t born when Juicy J started his indestructible career, but somehow it makes perfect sense to hear them on a song together in 2015. Rae Sremmurd guest on “Already,” an ode to being faded and horny from Juicy’s solid Blue Dream & Lean 2 mixtape. And in the video, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Institute – “Cheerlessness”

The members of the band Institute come from the frothing, feral Austin, Texas punk scene; various people in the band also play in groups like Glue, Back To Black, and Wiccans. But on their own, Institute make a nervy, irradiated sort of garage-psych. There’s some 13th Floor Elevators in their sound, and some Cramps, too. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Christopher Owens – “Selfish Feelings”

Fun fact: When Christopher Owens releases another solo album, he’ll have put out more music under his own name than he did as the frontman of Girls. Owens released his sophomore solo album A New Testament last year, and today, he’s shared a new song from “a forthcoming album.” We don’t know anything about the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 2:14 pm

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I knew what this was before I clicked on it, and I was still absolutely delighted.
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May 21, 2015 on A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP Features Kanye West, M.I.A., Lil Wayne, UGK
At any moment, there are so many Rich Gang tracks out there, put out officially and leaked, that it's hard to keep up with them. I honestly don't think I heard that one before today, but even if I had, it would've been pretty easy to miss that line if I hadn't been intently listening.
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May 13, 2015 on Rich Homie Quan Raps About Raping Somebody, Offers Feeble Apology
Oh, jeesh, so it is. Thank you, fixed.
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May 13, 2015 on Stream Valkyrie Shadows
Pretty sure this was the first BNM review P4k let me write. I have been in the game for SO LONG.
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May 4, 2015 on Separation Sunday Turns 10
If you're not from Baltimore, you can't tell me shit.
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April 29, 2015 on Watch Future Islands Make Their Triumphant Letterman Return
Underground rap operates at an accelerated pace. Two years between projects is fucking forever.
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April 15, 2015 on Status Ain’t Hood: The Diverging Paths Of Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa
Her appearance was a total power move for Drake, and speaking as someone who was there, it didn't derail the set at all. It was a cool thing to get to see. He did "0 to 100," yes, and it was awesome.
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April 13, 2015 on The 9 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Sunday
Lolla doesn't count; the '90s touring incarnation had nothing to do with what it is now beyond a name and a Perry Farrell involvement. The real answer would probably be the Newport Folk Festival or something, but Coachella more or less defined what an American festival would become. All these festivals out there now are doing some variation on its blueprint.
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April 12, 2015 on The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday
Can't remember exactly what was happening, but I think there was a choice between seeing that dude and sitting down for a couple of minutes. Lots of people said he was great, but I'm confident I still made the right choice.
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April 11, 2015 on The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday
I watched a couple of songs, and it was like, "Yup, nope, still don't get this."
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April 11, 2015 on The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday