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Scenes From Sasquatch! 2011

Sasquatch! took place over four nights this Memorial Day Weekend. The Washington Festival included some very anticipated shows, including Wolf Parade's next to last show, new tracks from Modest Mouse, and one of Death From Above 1979's reunion appearances. That's Das Racist's Victor Vazquez getting a kiss from an audience member (not a moment… More »

By: jessica / May 31, 2011

Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri On Post-Bin Ladin Racism

Alternet.com has given Das Racist's hyperactive Himanshu Suri space to unleash a straight think piece titled "Post 9/11 All Over Again," on the race-related hatred he encountered on the internet the day after U.S. operatives killed Osama Bin Ladin. "Straight" as opposed to the irreverent, risible wit that colors his band's raps; he's called… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 12, 2011

SXSW Saturday: Featuring Das Racist, Owen Pallett, Gold Panda, Puro Instinct, Cults

On the last night of SXSW there were riots at Death From Above 1979's "secret" show, there was Kanye and the G.O.O.D. roster and Jay-Z electrifying a converted power plant, and there was our Last Night party, featuring Cults, Gold Panda, Puro Instinct, Owen Pallett, Das Racist, birthday cake, and this whole thing. More »

By: Stereogum / March 21, 2011

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually get discovered at SXSW? What's the point of signing to a label? What happened to that taco truck on Red River near… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2011

Stereogum Last Night In Texas Party

In addition to eating tacos, we're doing a couple of unofficial shows at SXSW 2011. We announced our FREE all day/all night Beerland collaboration with Sacred Bones & Chaos In Tejas on Thursday. To help you ease into your post-SXSW existence, we've also put together a free Last Night In Texas party. It take… More »

By: brandon / March 2, 2011

Neon Indian, Das Racist, CREEP Model Mishka

NYC-based label Mishka just released their lookbook for Spring 2011, and as with past lookbooks they recruited their favorite bands to model. Included in this year's roundup are Das Racist (the label also presented their two mixtapes), Suckers, Neon Indian, and CREEP, among other acts. Photographer Marley Kate kept the musicians in their… More »

By: jessica / February 24, 2011

Das Racist – “Swate” (Feat. Lakutis)

Here's a quick stopgap track from the Das Racist crew, whose mixtape muscle flexed from from Dudes II Men last year, and are some number of tracks into their proper full-length debut apparently titled RELAX. "Swate" is produced by Mike Finto with a verse from constant DR-periphery presence Lakutis, and Heems's lines about… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 2, 2011

Dismemberment Plan Cover Das Racist

The Dismemberment Plan have always covered songs at their shows -- medleys and non-sequiturs and riffs that take place at the finale. Things haven't changed much for their current reunion tour: On Friday in Boston Travis Morrison & Co. affixed an expanded version of Das Racist's "Combination Pizza Hut And Taco Bell" to "OK… More »

By: brandon / February 1, 2011

Das Racist Detained And Deported In The UK

Das Racist posted an apology to their London fans for a show they missed last night at Cargo. According to the blog post, they made it to the UK, but weren't allowed to leave the airport. Instead they were detained for over eight hours then sent back to Switzerland. The room where they were kept… More »

By: jessica / December 14, 2010

Keepaway Release Free Kompetitor EP, “Zoo Too” (Feat. Das Racist)

When we posted Brooklyn trio Keepaway’s “Sideways Smile” I mentioned it came from a forthcoming free digital-only EP, Kompetitor, said to feature “some music from what’s next, some music from the last few months, some visuals, some ‘remixes'," etc. (For instance, you'll recognize opener, "100.") It's up for streaming and downloading now and… More »

By: brandon / November 18, 2010

Das Racist – “I’m Up On That” (Feat. Homeboy Sandman)

Very prolific (two mixtapes, editorials, etc) rap crew Das Racist just Tweeted this new track with Homeboy Sandman. He's doing a show with Das Racist this Friday at Southpaw in Brooklyn. (Himanshu Suri also recently did a Guest List for Pitchfork, where he mentions that Outsourced is still not hi… More »

By: jessica / November 3, 2010

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2010

This weekend in Las Vegas, Matador Records is celebrating 21 years of shaping the ship of independent music with a fearsome deepdive through its roster, headlined by the reunited "classic" lineup of lo-fi progenitors Guided By Voices. Awesome. Amrit's at the Palms right now, repping team 'Gum, emptying his wallet into Crazy Bill’s Gold… More »

By: Stereogum / October 1, 2010

Op-Ed By Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri: “You Know That’s Saag Paneer, Dude”

Better known as Heems and lesser known as Young Cocoa Butter all over two witty, multiple pop-cultural referencing mixtapes Shut Up, Dude and the recently released Sit Down, Man, Himanshu Suri is Indian-American, a writer of a blog called Nehru Jackets, and a writer of raps in a band called Das Racist.More »

By: Himanshu Suri / September 24, 2010

Das Racist @ Santos Party House, NYC 9/16/10

Earlier this week Das Racist dropped their Mad Decent & Mischka co-presented Sit Down, Man mixtape for free on the internet, last night they celebrated with a free show at Santos Party House, with Keepaway and M. Decent artists Maluca and Tecla. Amongst the many spirits these dudes are under at any given time,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 17, 2010

The Very Best – “Julia” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Still with the brightest smile/voice in the game, Esau Mwamwaya's audio/visual charm make him particularly well suited for the video format, as demonstrated in the Esau + Ezra clip, and why there shall be no stink made about the fact that this video is coming an internet age after the still-great Warm Heart OfMore »

By: Amrit Singh / September 15, 2010

Das Racist – Sit Down, Man Mixtape

Plenty more on this new Das Racist .zip later, surely, if our posts on the last mixtape and this one's trailer/tracklist and everything else we know about Das Racist are any indication. For now though we finally conquered a sluggish download rate spat by a server buckling under the strain of many download… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 14, 2010

Das Racist – “Ek Shaneesh” Video

Back on the day the internet was ruled by DR's funny Nintendo-NES mashup "Who's That? Brooown!" video, which, much like Das Racist's culture vulture/nature nurture pop-referential rap schemes, was perfectly calibrated for dominion over blogspot proprietors and the A.D.H.D. minds they feed, casual acquaintances of the Shut Up, Dude mixtape learned how important… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2010

Das Racist – “Who’s That? Brooown!” Video, Sit Down, Man Mixtape Trailer

Our love for Das Racist's dadaist dipthongs, pithy wit raps, and punched-up Amitabh Bachchan-referencing rhyme schemes conclusively established in a love letter to the Shut Up, Dude mixtape (and bowling also), news of its powered-by-Diplo sequel Sit Down, Man's imminent arrival is a highly exciting prospect. Plus, it features production from Chairlift and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 2, 2010

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Outtakes Reel

After rolling out this video series in which we met the bowlers, watched the first round of the tournament and championship match, there's only one respectable place to go: all the tequila shots and genitalia euphemisms that for some reason our video editors felt weren't germane to clips about charitable bowling. Might… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2010

The ‘Gum Bowl: Round One Of The Tournament

You've seen the video of our celebrity bowlers meeting each other, greeting each other, naming their teams, and laying down the smack talk. Now you can see how good they are at bowling when The Planet Earth is on the line. Here's the first round of our two-round charitable celebrity bowling tournament,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 3, 2010