Monday, April 30, 2012

Metric -"Youth Without Youth" -mp3

Toronto's Emily Haines & Metric are back in business with the first look from new jump with their fifth record Synthetica.

Metric -"Youth Without Youth"-mp3

My Bloody Valentine - "Good For You" -stream

Beauty noise kings My Bloody Valentine has a unreleased track "Good For You" streaming over at Pitchfork. MBV are set to reissue their classics. The reissues of Loveless, Isn't Anything, and the new collection EP's 1988-1991 are out May 7. "Good for You" is an unreleased track from the EP collection.

My Bloody Valentine -"Good For You"-stream

Sigur Rós – "Varúð"-mp3

Sigur Rós return with "Varúð" off their forthcoming album Valtari.

Sigur Rós -Varúð-mp3

Friday, April 27, 2012

Nas -"The Don"-video

Nas "The Don", off Life Is Good, arriving July 15th.

Mally & the Sundance Kid -"Shine"-video

Mally with the visuals for his knockout punch "Shine",directed by Dave Wilson. From Mally's new The Last Great, dropping May 15th. Check him out at Soundset, May 27th.

Tribe & Big Cats
DJ Jimmy Two Times
May 18th
7th St. Entry

I Self Devine -"Exist To Remain"-video

I Self Devine with a new jump from his long awaited The Sounds Of Low Class Amerika, arrives May 8th on Rhymesayers.

I Self Devine
May 4th
7th St. Entry

I Self Devine -"Mecca"-mp3

Dosh -"Bonzo Dilla"-mp3

Minneapolis multi-instrumentalist Dosh offers up a new collection of experimental beats and loops, Silverface available via bandcamp.

Dosh -"Bonzo Dilla"-mp3

Ghostband -"Gum Bee"-mp3

Ghostband, the one man band of Jon Davis, does it again, stutter-step, glitch and razorsharpness, Flying Lotus and Mux Mool would be excited.

Ghostband -"Gum Bee"-mp3

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Queensbridge finest Nas let's off a new track celebrating "Daughters", off his upcoming Life's Is Good, expected July 17th. "Daughters" is produced by Chicago's No I.D. (Common).


Santigold -"Proud Mary (Creedance Clearwater Revival Cover)"-mp3

Santigold does Creedance Clearwater Revival. Santi's long awaited sophomore record Master Of My Make Believe, out May 1st

Santigold -Proud Mary (Creedance Clearwater Revival Cover) -mp3

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Seun Kuti -"Slave Masters (Jacques Renault Remix)"-mp3

Seun Kuti was in Minneapolis last week for one of the greatest shows I've ever seen. Seun Kuti & Egypy 80 releases a set of remixes Africa With Fury: Rise Remixes, with looks from Ron Trent, Spoek Mathambo, Jacques Renault, JD Twitch and Falty Dl,on Knitting Factory. Fela's youngest is the truth.

Seun Kuti -"Slave Masters (Jacques Renault Remix)"-mp3

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Danny Brown -"Blunt After Blunt (3:33 Remix )"-mp3

Detroit madman and adderall king Danny Brown still rollin' blunt after blunt. Here "Blunt After Blunt" sounds even darker. Check him at Soundset May 27th. Childish Gaminbo
Danny Brown
May 10th

Danny Brown -"Blunt After Blunt (3:33 Remix )"-mp3

Santigold -"Look At These Hoes"-mp3

Santigold with another look from her contender Master Of My Make Believe, which drops May 1st.

Santigold -"Look At These Hoes"-mp3
Santigold -"Disparate Youth (Switch Remix)"-mp3

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Flaming Lips ft. Erykah Badu - "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" -stream

The Flaming Lips with an assist from Erykah Badu. Pitchfork has the stream of their "Best New Track". The boys from Oklahoma gets twisted over Roberta Flack classic with Ms. Badu and it's as beautiful as expected.

The Flaming Lips ft. Erykah Badu -"The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" -stream

Beach House -"Equal Mind"-mp3

Beach House with another look at upcoming new jump Bloom, out May 15th.

Beach House -"Equal Mind"-mp3

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Azeaila Banks -"Hood Bitch"-mp3

Harlem's new bad girl Azeaila Banks is making that "Hood Bitch" shit sparkle. With a new record deal at Universal, expect big things from the sexy pottymouth. She's already working with Kanye West, Missy Elliot, Paul Epworth & Diplo.

Azeaila Banks -"Hood Bitch"--mp3

Friday, April 20, 2012

Feist -"Black Tounge (Mastodon cover)"-mp3

Feist covers metal gods Mastodon.

Feist -"Black Tounge (Mastodon cover)"-mp3

Villa Rosa (Muja Messiah & Maria Isa) -"Rocketship"-mp3

Villa Rosa the duo of Muja Messiah & Maria Isa celebrate 420 and everything with a new reggae inspired jump "Rocketship". The two recently spoke with the Minnesota Daily Villa Rosa:It take two.

Ghostface Killah
Villa Rosa

Blunt Raps
Los Nativos/Villa Rosa/Audio Perm/Mike The Martyr

Villa Rosa -"Rocketship"-mp3
Muja Messiah ft. Maria Isa-"Dance With The Devil"-mp3

Nite Jewel -"One Second of Love (Peaking Lights One Love remix)"-mp3

Nite Jewel gets the treatment from Peaking Lights. via GVB.

Nite Jewel -"One Second of Love (Peaking Lights One Love remix)"-mp3

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch -"Shrooms"mp3

Ghostface Killah & The Lox hardknocks Sheek Louch & Styles P team up for a tribute to mushrooms. From the upcoming Wu Block record.

Ghostface Killah
Villa Rosa
Apr. 20th

Ghostface Killah & Sheek Louch -"Shrooms"-mp3
Muja Messiah -"Fish Freestyle"-mp3

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I Self Devine -"New Shoe Smell"-video

I Self Devine loves the fresh kicks. "New Show Smell" is on I Self Devine's mixtape The Shining Path, available with pre-orders of Low Class Amerika. I Self Devine's new record Low Class Amerika arrives May 8th on Rhymesayers.

I Self Devine ft. Muja Messiah -"Oblivious"-mp3

Dam-Funk -"R U Gon' Let Me Slip Away?"-mp3

Dam-Funk drops a track from his vault with the sensual R&B of "R U Goin Let Me Slip Away?". Originally recorded for the Toeachizown project of 2008.

Dam-Funk -"R U Gon' Let Me Slip Away?"-mp3

Vagueabond -"MV"-mp3

New soft electronica artist Vagueabond follows somewhat in the lane of Grimes. Not sure where's she's from, but she's working with Howler's management team.

Vagueabond -"MV"-mp3

M.I.A. - “Bad Girls ( Wiley Remix)”-mp3

M.I.A. currently working on new record get's a look from UK grime artist Wiley on new remix and collaborates with WikiLeaks founding editor Julian Assange’s new talk show, The World Tomorrow. Read more:

M.I.A. -“Bad Girls ( Wiley Remix)”-mp3
M.I.A. -"The World Tomorrow Theme Music"-stream

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Beach House -"Lazuli"- stream

Another slow burner from Beach House with their second single "Lazuli" from upcoming Bloom. "Lazuli" will also be featured on their Record Store Day 7inch.

Beach House -"Lazuli-stream

Monday, April 16, 2012

ASAP Rocky -"Goldie"-mp3

Hipster fave ASAP Rocky drops his first "official" single produced by Hit-Boy (Kanye West) from his debut LongLiveA$AP, expected this July.

ASAP Rocky-"Goldie"-mp3

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A. Wolf & Her Claws -"All The Time"-mp3

Aby Wolf (Dessa, Dark,Dark,Dark, Brother Ali) has emerged with A. Wolf & Her Claws with drummer/vibraphonist Joey Van Phillips, keyboardist/vocalist Linnea Mohn, and synthesist/programmer Jesse Whitney. Their new single "All This Time" is The Current 89.3's Song of the Day last week. They'll be playing shows in support of her awesome new music from their debut A.Wolf & Her Claws.

A. Wolf & Her Claws
Apr. 17th -Electric Fetus
Apr. 21st -Cedar Cultural Center w/Brute Heart

A. Wolf & Her Claws-"All This Time"-mp3

Friday, April 13, 2012

Angel Rene & Johnny Rodriguez -"Sister Sue"-mp3

Revivalist label Secret Stash Records is set to release their latest compilation. This one is of sexy Latin boogie jump of Spanish Harlem 1963-72 Long Live Boogaloo out April 17th.

Angel Rene & Johnny Rodriguez-"Sister Sue"-mp3

Frank Ocean -"Math"-mp3

Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean with another in a slew of unreleased, remixes and various new tracks, this one is rather conventional R & B jump. Frank Ocean will be performing at Coachella tonight.

Frank Ocean -"Math"-mp3
Frank Ocean -“Whip Appeal (SBTRKT Edit)”-mp3

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Neneh Cherry & the Thing -"Dream Baby Dream"-mp3

Early U.K. bad girl and stepdaughter of free-jazz pioneer Don Cherry, Neneh Cherry hooks up with Norwegian/Swedish avant-jazz ensemble the Thing. "Dream Baby Dream" is the first look and will also include covers of MF Doom, the Stooges and Suicide on The Cherry Thing; out June 19th.

Nena Cherry -"Dream Baby Dream"-mp3

Squarepusher - "Dark Steering" -video

Squarepusher with the first video "Dark Steering" from next jump Ufabulum out May 15th.

Laurel Halo -"Light + Space"-mp3

Brooklyn's ambient electronics of Laurel Halo cloaked in minimalism via James Blake, delievers her brand of “sensual ugliness”. “Light + Space” is from herforthcoming longplayer, Quarantine, out May 28th in the UK and June 5th in the States on Hyperdub. Shout out GVB.

Laurel Halo -"Light + Space"-mp3

Seun Kuti -"The Good Leaf (Spoek Mathambo Remix)"-mp3

Fela Kuti youngest son Seun Kuti brings his father's legacy and band The Egypt 80 to Minneapolis. He'll be touring behind the 2011's powerful From Africa With Fury: Rise, produced in glorious fashion by Brian Eno. Respect to TP Africa. Star Tribune has a great piece Sons of the fathers on Kuti & Vieux Farka Touré .

Seun Kuti
Cedar Cultural Center
Apr. 14th
Seun Kuti -"The Good Leaf (Spoek Mathambo Remix)"-mp3
Seun Kuti -"Rise (Swizz Beatz Remix)"-mp3

Monday, April 9, 2012

Madvillain -"Running Around With Another"-mp3

Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix album is on the way, here's a taste.

Madvillain -"Running Around With Another"-mp3

Fiest -"Bittersweet Melodies" video

Fiest releases new video from last years fantastic Metals. Fiest will also release a spit 7inch with metal gods Mastodon for Record Store Day.

Is/Is -"Fire"-video

Minneapolis noisy guitar heroes Is/Is debut the first video "Fire", off their full-length, III. The clip was directed by City Pages'own Emily Utne.

Acid Baby Jesus, Zoo Animal, Heavy Deeds, and Fire in the Northern Firs
April 13th
Turf Club

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Jay Electronica - "Dear Moleskine"-mp3

The God Jay Electronica finally delivers with the jewel "Dear Moleskine". His long awaited debut Act II: The Patents Of Nobility (The Turn), is set to drop this summer with assist from Erykah Badu, Nas, Mos Def, Jay-Z, Reakwon, Mobb Deep & Currensy. "Dear Moleskine" produced by Just Blaze isn't listed on the "unoffical" tracklist.

Jay Electronica -"Dear Moleskine"-mp3

Friday, April 6, 2012

SpaceGhostPurrp –"Lustful 97"-mp3

4AD enters the rap game with Florida producer/MC, ASAP Rocky associate SpaceGhostPurrp. His dark,hallucinogenic and brooding 4AD debut Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp arrrives June 12th.

SpaceGhostPurrp -"Lustful 97"-mp3

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz -"Mercy"-(stream)

Kanye West with the first in another round from his GOOD Music crew. Available now on Itunes, listen to track streaming at Ye's site.

Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz -"Mercy"-(stream)

White Denim -"Get Back To Love (Street Joy)"-mp3

Austin indie strummers White Denim hit town for a few area shows at Turf Club and Carleton College. Cheers to GVB.

White Denim
Apr. 21st -Turf Club, St. Paul,MN
Apr. 22nd -Carleton College, Northfield,MN.

White Denim -"Get Back To Love (Street Joy)"-mp3

Lucy Michelle And The Velvet Lapelles "Just A Kid"-mp3/video

Minneapolis arty folkers Lucy Michelle And The Velvet Lapelles swanky new video for their song "Just A Kid". The video was created by Picture Machine Productions, the same team behind Bon Iver's "Calgary." Taken from their new record Heat, out May 29th.

Lucy Michelle And The Velvet Lapelles "Just A Kid"-mp3
Lucy Michelle And The Velvet Lapelles "Just A Kid"-video

Jack White - “Sixteen Saltines”-video

Mr. White Stripes with the visuals for “Sixteen Saltines”, solo jump arrives April 24th.

I Self Devine -"The Origin Of Urban Crisis"-mp3

Rhymesayers general I Self Devine releases the first track from highly anticipated The Sounds Of Low Class Americka. "The Origin Of Urban Crisis" is a straight banger dropping jewels on society ills with a bright light and laser focus. The Sounds Of Low Class Americka arrives May 8th on Rhymesayers. Pre-orders avaialabe now at Fifth Element.

I Self Devine -"The Origin Of Urban Crisis"-mp3

Night Moves, Buffalo Moon & Food Pyramid at The Varsity

Minneapolis new era shines with Night Moves release of their new "Headlights" 7inch on Domino.

Night Moves
Buffalo Moon
Food Pyramid
The Varsity
Apr. 13th

Night Moves -"Headlights"-mp3
Buffalo Moon -"Chica de Luna"-mp3
Food Pyramid -"Mango Sunrise"-mp3

Franz Diego & J Hard -"Bike Song"-video

Franz Diego wags out on the two wheelers. Video directed by Greg Grease. Franz Diego's Illuminous 3 opens for Das Racist tonight at Triple Rock.

Das Racist
Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck
Illumnious 3
Triple Rock
Apr. 5th

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Kanye West -"Theraflu"-mp3

Kanye West drops a bomb, rumored to be from next solo record. "Might even kill somebody and YouTube it / So who ever think their words effect me is too stupid / And if you could do it better than me than you do it". New GOOD Music jump "Mercy" on Friday. With DJ Pharris, DJ Khaled with productionby Hit-Boy.

Kanye West -"Theraflu"-mp3

Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr. Dre -"The Recipe"-mp3

The west coast finest rookie Kendrick Lamar celebrates his label Top Dawg Entertainment's deal with Aftermath with a Dr. Dre assist on "The Recipe" discussing Cali's favorites weed, women & weather. No Dr. Dre on the boards as the production was left to Scoop Deville, who murks the track.

Kendrick Lamar Soundset- May 27th Canterbury Park, MN.

Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr. Dre -"The Recipe"-mp3

Mux Mool -"Cash For Gold"- mp3/video

Beatmaker, producer Mux Mool with a new clip off his instrumental hip-hop must have of Planet High School. Video directed by Bo Mirosseni

Mux Mool-"Cash For Gold"-mp3

jj - “Beautiful Life”-mp3

Swedish two-piece bratty slackers jj with the first single from new longplayer from n° 4, on Secretly Canadian.

jj -“Beautiful Life”-mp3

Monday, April 2, 2012

Muja Messiah ft Maria Isa -"Dance With The Devil"-mp3

Muja Messiah releases new soulful burner from Mike The Martyr with "Dance With The Devil" featuring his Villa Rosa comrade Maria Isa. "Dance With The Devil" is also on Rock The Dub's 6th Anniversary compilation The Sixth Sense: #iseedubpeople. Artwork by Kyle Coughlin. Check out AV Club Twin Cities who has some nice words about Villa Rosa's 2011 debut Blue Diamond Island.

Muja Messiah ft. Maria Isa -"Dance With The Devil"-mp3