Western Tink & Beautiful Lou - Mobbin' No Sobbin'
Sometime last year, around the same time I first heard his stuttering foghorn bass-tones on Kitty Pryde and Riff Raff’s “Orion’s Belt,” I jumped on Twitter to say that Beautiful Lou was better than Clams Casino. This was kind of a ridiculous thing to say; the young Texan producer Beautiful Lou doesn’t quite work i… More »
Last year, we gave Mixtape Of The Week to Sumone 2 B Young With, a compilation tape from the Austin producer Beautiful Lou, who does the washed-out cloud-rap sound as well as anyone alive. More recently, Lou linked up with a hometown friend and frequent collaborator, the young rapper Western Tink, and recorded the collaborative… More »
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »
Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal bonding? Did you find the person who’ll keep you warm all winter? If you’ve answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »
Kitty Pryde is a 19-year-old apple-cheeked Claire’s employee and giggly quasi-novelty rapper. Fred Da Godson is a classical New York hip-hop miserablist with a thousand-yard stare. Himanshu is a politicized Queens wiseacre and veteran zeitgeist-capturer. Lil B is a self-made rap Sun Ra whose continued existence in the rap universe is a puzzle that just… More »
Texan producer Beautiful Lou hasn’t put a lot of stuff out, but what he has put out — two good examples are ASAP Rocky’s twisty “Trilla” and Kitty Pryde’s loopy Riff Raff collab “Orion’s Belt” — has been pretty impressive. So impressive, in fact, that our own Tom Breihan has made some bold statements o… More »