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Meow The Jewels Adds Massive Attack, Should Be Out In September

Last week, Run The Jewels debuted the Boots-produced “Meowrly,” the surprisingly listenable first song from their gloriously bonkers Meow The Jewels remix project. They assembled an impressive lineup of big-name talent to help out with cat noise-wrangling, including Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, Zola Jesus, Baauer, the Alchemist, and Dan The Automator, and now El-P has announced… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 23, 2015 - 7:57 pm

Photos: Project Pabst 2015

Project Pabst took place this past weekend in Portland’s South Waterfront District, and the lineup boasted a collection of acts both young and old. Blondie, the Buzzcocks, Weezer, TV On The Radio, Run The Jewels, Passion Pit, Against Me! and more performed in the stifling heat over the course of two days. Colin McLaughlin captured… More »

By: Stereogum / July 20, 2015 - 1:01 pm

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Sunday

It can be easy to feel beaten-down and bedraggled on the third day of a three-day festival, especially if you’re not a teenager anymore. And the third day of this year’s Pitchfork Festival started like that, with the great Waxahatchee playing a warm, pretty set that never quite achieved liftoff. (It wasn’t their fault. It’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am

Meow The Jewels – “Meowrly”

The internet is always a crazy place, but sometimes it’s crazy and great. After El-P made a joke about remaking Run The Jewels’ RTJ2 using only cat noises if someone bought a $40,000 deluxe edition of the album, fans rallied and raised the money on Kickstarter, and El-P and Killer Mike committed. They rounded u… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Run The Jewels Announce Beats 1 Radio Show WRTJ, Begins Tonight

Run The Jewels join the long list of artists that will have their own Beats 1 radio show. The rap duo has just announced that the inaugural edition of their program, which is called WRTJ mimicking terrestrial radio call letters, will begin tonight. It’ll air every Friday at 9PM EST. They’ve offered a quick preview… More »

By: James Rettig / July 3, 2015 - 11:37 am

The 6 Best Moments Of Firefly 2015 Thursday & Friday

There’s a great funny-because-it’s-true joke in Wayne’s World that captures how the rest of the U.S. views Delaware. Wayne finds himself in front of a green screen in his show’s fancy new studio, and upon being “magically whisked away” to the state, he doesn’t know what to say past, “Hi, I’m in Delaware.” What do… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / June 20, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Killer Mike Declares Himself A Write-In Candidate For Georgia’s State Legislature

Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike declared himself a write-in candidate for state representative in Georgia’s District 55 via Instagram today. The Atlanta native’s activism has been well-documented over the course of Run The Jewels’ rapid rise; he’s given talks on police brutality and fractured race relations at NYU and MIT and written op-eds for BillboardMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 15, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Photos: Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells, Vince Staples @ 50 Kent, Brooklyn 6/14/15

While a lot of New Yorkers headed down south for Bonnaroo, those left behind had the opportunity to check out dozens of shows at Brooklyn’s annual Northside Festival. Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells, and Vince Staples all performed at 50 Kent’s outdoor stage last night, and we sent Erik Erikson to the event to sna… More »

By: Stereogum / June 15, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Watch Run The Jewels Bring Nas To The Stage At Northside Fest

Run The Jewels closed out this weekend’s Northside Festival in Brooklyn at 50 Kent, and they brought out Nas during their set to perform his 2002 track “Made You Look.” It’s the second time that the Brooklyn rapper joined the duo on stage — he debuted his new track “The Season” last year at their… More »

By: James Rettig / June 15, 2015 - 9:57 am

7 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Thursday & Friday

By its early reputation and the sheer nature of it, Bonnaroo should be a complete mess. But the staff are universally nice and the people who attend are typically good all-around, too. It’s a sprawling, often muddy festival that can be overwhelming for its wealth of choices, but it’s so well-run and so laid-back that… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 13, 2015 - 7:34 pm

El-P Says NERVO’s “Hey Ricky” Dance Rips Off Run The Jewels

At this point, Run The Jewels’ album artwork is considered iconic. I went to a birthday party a few weeks ago and overheard a friend talking to a dude I had never met about “this cool mummified hand thing” he noticed in a sketchbook that had been left on the coffee table. The stranger, who… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 11, 2015 - 6:04 pm

Watch Run The Jewels, Mac DeMarco Perform In A London Taxi

In the long-running “Black Cab Sessions” online video series, artists perform their songs while sitting in the backseats of London taxicabs. Last week, Run The Jewels and Mac DeMarco were both in town for the Field Day festival, and they both recorded their own sessions. In their episode, Run The Jewels and guest singer Boot… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim’s annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up an enviable collection of acts to participate. Among the presumed highlights on this year’s schedule are a Danny Brown/Clams Casino collab, SOPHIE remixing Sia, and new tracks from Slayer, Run The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Hear Another Meow The Jewels Snippet

Run The Jewels’ perfectly ridiculous, Kickstarter-funded benefit album Meow The Jewels continues to take shape. We still don’t know when it’s coming out, but soon enough, we’ll get to hear how every song on RTJ2 would sound if it was made entirely out of cat noises. The last thing we heard was a preview from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2015 - 1:35 pm

The 5 Best Moments Of Primavera Sound 2015 Friday

After spending some more time at Primavera, it’s just striking how civilized of a festival it is. Things are reasonably priced! You spend the whole time looking out at the water! You can wear a jacket at night! For a festival that goes until sunrise, people do a surprising job of keeping their shit together,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / May 30, 2015 - 10:49 am

Run The Jewels’ Fall Tour Poster Is Awesome

When Run The Jewels get done with their current European and North American mostly-festivals tour, they’re hitting the road yet again, doing a string of dates across the American south and midwest. No surprise there. Run The Jewels have been touring like fiends for the past few years straight, only taking quick breaks to record… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 11:51 am

Watch Run The Jewels Play “Pew Pew Pew” For Jack Daniel’s

When Caitlin wrote about Miguel’s live rendition of “Coffee” that was recorded for Jack Daniels’ “Uncut” series, she mentioned that the next session would be with Run The Jewels. Sure enough, the duo recorded a performance of “Pew Pew Pew,” a bonus track from their 2013 debut album, at Killer Mike’s Graffitis SWAG barber sho… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 26, 2015 - 2:33 pm

Artist Portraits From Sasquatch! 2015

Sasquatch! Festival took place over the course of Memorial Day weekend at Quincy, Washinton’s Gorge Amphitheatre, featuring a diverse, stacked lineup including both musicians and comedians. Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, and Ryan Adams headlined the four-day weekend alongside a smattering of other exciting acts including Run The Jewels, Courtney Barnett,… More »

By: Stereogum / May 26, 2015 - 11:50 am

Deadpool Flashes Run The Jewels’ Logo In Latest Marvel Comics Tribute

Like so many of us, the people at Marvel are big fans of Run The Jewels. And earlier this year, Marvel’s artists worked the group’s fist-and-gun hand sign into the covers of two of its books, Howard The Duck #2 and Deadpool #45. Right now, those Marvel people are busy remaking their entire comic-book universe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Hear Another Preview From Run The Jewels’ Meow The Jewels

The joke is coming closer and closer to being a real thing. After fans raised more then $40,000 on Kickstarter to convince El-P and Killer Mike to record an all-cat-noises version of Run The Jewels 2, a number of big names have signed on to make those all-cat-noises remixes. And after posting one teaser, El-P… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2015 - 1:39 pm
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