Thursday, August 30, 2012

Maria Minerva - "Fire"-mp3

Estonian songstress Maria Minerva releases of her new LP, Will Happiness Find Me?.

Maria Minerva
Brute Heart
7th St Entry

Maria Minerva ft. Chase Royal-"Fire" -mp3

Brother Ali -"Mourning In America"-video

Minneapolis Brother Ali drops the video for "Mourning In America" from his new record Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color.

Up Rock -"Hit the Floor"-video

St. Paul's experimental throwback/futuristic hip-hop of Up Rock. Definitely worth checking out especially fans of Shabazz Palaces and Doomtree. "Hit The Floor", directed by Kale Eickhof.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The xx -"Sunset"-mp3

Downtempo charmers The xx release the second single form the upcoming sophomore jump Co-Exist, due Sept.18th

The xx
First Ave
Oct. 19th

The xx -"Sunset"-mp3

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bjork -"Hidden Place (Blackbird Blackbird Bootleg)"-mp3

Blackbird Blackbird works out Bjork's classic "Hidden Place".

Bjork-"Hidden Place (Blackbird Blackbird Bootleg)"--mp3

Julia Holter -“Goddess Eyes I" -video

Los Angeles singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter shoots a clip for “Goddess Eyes I" from her artful serenade Ekstasis. Directed by Jose Wolff.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Dominic Lord -"Old English"-mp3

Ex-A$AP Rocky associate Dominic Lord debuts hs first look with "Old English". Dominic Lord is a fashion designer who loves the Grimes and Ariel Pink.

Dominic Lord-"Old English"-mp3
Dominic Lord -"Pierce"-mp3

Elite Gymnastics -"Andreja 4-Ever"-mp3

Minneapolis "chill-wave" Elite Gymnastics has been busy, currently on tour with the Grimes and also news of the band going from a duo to being paired down to one person. The new track "Andreja 4-Ever" is from Adult Swim’s singles series.

Elite Gymnastics-"Andreja 4-Ever"-mp3

Saturday, August 25, 2012

JJ Doom -“Guv’nor"-video


JJ Doom the collaborative project between Doom and producer/rapper Jneiro Jarel, premiered the split-screen video for their single, “Guv’nor.” The duo’s album Key to the Kuffs is out now via Lex Records.

MF Doom -"My Favorite Ladies (ManOnWire Remix)"-mp3

Dam-Funk -"It Didn't Have 2 End This Way"-mp3

Dam-Funk releases another new track, this one is a rather subduded, reflective burner. Also check out Dam-Funk on Ariel Pink's new record Mature Themes on the track "Baby".

Dam-Funk-"It Didn't Have 2 End This Way"-mp3

Friday, August 24, 2012

Method Man ft. Freddie Gibbs & Streetlife -"Built For This" -stream

RZA bring in Wu-Tang's Method Man, Freddie Gibbs & Streetlife for a track from the soundtrack to his upcoming Man With The Iron Fists flick, produced by Toronto's Frank Dukes.

Method Man ft. Freddie Gibbs & Streetlife -"Built For This"-stream

Karen O -"Strange Love"-mp3

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O records a lullaby for new Tim Burton flick, Frankenweenie. The soundtrack to Frankenweenie will also have new music from The Cure's Robert Smith, Neon Indian, Flaming Lips and others out Sept. 25th.

Karen O -"Strange Love"-mp3

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Night Moves -“Country Queen”-mp3

Minneapolis latest breakout band Night Moves, release their second single "Country Queen" as they prep their debut Colored Emotions, on Domino Oct. 9th, and get ready to hit the road.

Night Moves -“Country Queen”-mp3
Night Moves -"Headlights"-mp3

Lianne La Havas -"Forget"-video

U.K. singer,songwriter Lainne La Havas has released her debut Is Your Love Big Enough? in states and she'll be touring in support of John Legend, lookout Esperanza Spaulding.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Grimes -"Genesis" -video


Grimes with new visuals for "Genesis" directed by Ms. Grimes herself, Claire Boucher. Grimes is currently touring, she make a stop in Minneapolis with local chill wave artist Elite Gymnastics.

Elite Gymnastics
Oct. 22nd

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bon Iver -"Beth / Rest (Work Drugs Remix)"-mp3

From Bon Iver's "unofficial" remix series, this one "Beth/Rest" by Philadelphia-based Work Drugs. Bon Iver's Bon Iver reviewed by Sound Verite and others at Reviler.

Bon Iver -"Beth / Rest (Work Drugs Remix)"-mp3

Frank Ocean -"Pyramids (Kastle Remix)"-mp3

Frank Ocean's "Pyramids" gets the treatment from Kastle. Frank Ocean's debut Channel Orange reviewed by Sound Verite at Reviler.

Frank Ocean -"Pyramids (Kastle Remix)"-mp3

Slug (Atmosphere), Mally, Mike The Martyr & Haphduzn -“Shameless” -mp3

The first track from the Minneapolis indie hop-hop compilation Flood Watch. Flood Watch is an all-original music project/album created by That Dude Reeg of Check The Blog and Executive Produced by Tek. The Flood Watch comp is loaded with tracks featuring Meta, Slug (of Atmosphere), Muja Messiah, Greg Grease, Mally, Tek, Mike The Martyr, Bobby Raps, Haphduzn, Mac Irv, Knox, Big Wiz, Freez, Mod Sun, K-Nine,Kisson, Jesse James, Aquafesh and Sti Lo Reel. The record also showcases the finest new producers in Tek, Nicademus, Mike The Martyr, GMO, Mike Frey, Cory Grindberg, PC, Bobby Raps and Dimitry Killstrom.

Slug (Atmosphere), Mally, Mike The Martyr & Haphduzn -“Shameless”-mp3

Monday, August 20, 2012

Four Tet - "Lion"- stream

UK producer/artist Four Tet preps his new record Pink, mostly 12inches released in past year or so. Fout Tet's new Pink, on deck, here he releases a bonus track "Lion" not on Pink.

Four Tet -"Lion"-stream

Friday, August 17, 2012

Kendrick Lamar -“Westside, Right On Time”-mp3

West Coast rookie Kendrick Lamar recruits Atlanta OG Young Jeezy for “Westside, Right On Time”. Lamar's major debut Good Kid In A Mad City, on deck for late Sept.

Kendrick Lamar
Jay Rock
Sept. 21st

Kendrick Lamar ft. Young Jeezy -“Westside, Right On Time”-mp3

P.O.S. -"Bumper" on City of Music

P.O.S. performs the debut experimental/beat driven "Bumper" live for City Of Music from his highly-anticipated We Don't Even Live Here, available Oct. 23rd on Rhymesayers. WDELH features assist from Bon Iver, Doomtree, Polica, Boyz Noise and Housemeister, Patric Russel with production by Ryan Olson (Gayngs, Polica), Lazerbeak and producer and mix engineer Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Jay-Z,Fun). "Bumper" video directed by Dan Huiting and Isaac Gale.

Animal Collective -"Today's Supernatural" -video

Animal Collective returns in glorious fashion with "Today's Supernatural" off their upcoming Centipede Hz, out Sept. 4th. The video was directed by Danny Perez.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Schoolboy Q -"Party" (Prod. by Kenny Beats)"-mp3

Schoolboy Q keeps it cool/grimy/loose with a new track "Party". Sound Verite reviewed Schoolboy Q's Habits & Contradictions for Reviler.

Schoolboy Q -"Party"(Prod. by Kenny Beats)"-mp3

Polica -"Dark Star"-video

Minneapolis Polica with a brand new video jump "Dark Star" from their 2011 debut album Give You The Ghost. Hooded clad and all, beautifully directed by Isaac Gale.

Polica -"Amongster (Exitmusic Remix)"-mp3

Greg Grease -"Basement Soul (prod. by NineThree & Bobby Raps)"-mp3/video


Greg Grease keeps it lovely with the retro-feel banger "Basement Soul" for all the Native Tongues fans out there, this is right in your lane. The second track from his Cornbread Is Coming series. Greg Grease new record Cornbread, Pearl & G on deck for for late fall 2012. Visuals for "Basement Soul" directed by CKFD & Greg Grease for River Life Media.

Greg Grease -"Basement Soul (prod. by NineThree & Bobby Raps)"-mp3
Greg Grease -"Rip Well"-mp3

Flying Lotus ft. Erykah Badu -"See Thru To U"-stream

Flying Lotus with the first track from Until The Quiet Comes, featuring Erykah Badu. Until The Quiet Comes arrives Oct. 2nd.

Flying Lotus ft. Erykah Badu-"See Thru To U"-stream

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nite Jewel & Nicholas Krgovich -"Thinking Bout You (Frank Ocean cover)"-mp3

Nite Jewel and Nicholas Krgovich cover Frank Ocean's "Thinking Bout You" all lounged the fuck out. Sound Verite reviews Frank Ocean's debut Channel Orange at Reviler. via RCRD LBL.

Nite Jewel & Nicholas Krgovich -"Thinking Bout You (Frank Ocean cover)"-mp3

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Brother Ali -"Mourning In America"-mp3

Minneapolis truth-speaker Brother Ali unleashes a new track from "Mourning In America". Brother Ali's new record Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, is completely produced by Jake One, out Sept. 18th on Rhymesayers.

Brother Ali -"Mourning In America"-mp3

Sunday, August 12, 2012

F to I to X -​ 3 Album Introduction

F to I to X collaborative makes massive first impression with 41 track 3 record debut with 3 Album Introduction.

F to I to X -3 Album Introduction -download
No Bird Sing -"Basquiat Loves Company"-mp3

Shabazz Palaces -"Shapes and Movements1"-mp3/video

Shabazz Palaces scores a new track made specifically for the art magazine I Want You. The music and video will be featured in Bold Expressions: African American Quilts from the Collection of Corrine Riley at Bellevue Arts Museum.

Shabazz Palaces -"Shapes and Movements1"-mp3

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Azealia Banks -"Succubi"-mp3

Harlem's Azealia Banks with a new track out of nowhere with "Scucubi". This one is directed at Harlem's "bad-dude" rapper Jim Jones. She also tells NME "I'd love to collaborate with Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga and Grimes".

Azealia Banks -"Succubi (Prod. by ARAABMUZIK)"-mp3

Friday, August 10, 2012

M.anifest -"Way Too Gold (Enfa Me Ho)"-mp3

Ghanian/Minneapolis MC M.anifest fresh off his run with Damon Albarn, Flea & Tony Allen's Afrobeat project Rocket Juice To The Moon. Manifest delivers a banger with the track "Way Too Gold (Enfa Me Ho)".

M.anifest -"Way Too Gold (En Me Ho)"-mp3

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ab-Soul -"Black Lip Bastard (Black Hippy Remix)"-video

Ab-Soul and the Black Hippy crew of Kendrick Lamar, Shoolboy Q & Jay Rock.

Nite Jewel -"What Did He Say (Dam-Funk Remix)"-mp3

Nite Jewel hooks up with Dam-Funk for "What Did He Say" off 2009's Good Evening.

Nite Jewel -"What Did He Say (Dam-Funk Remix)"-mp

Greg Grease -"Rip Well"-mp3

The multi-talented MC/producer/video director, photographer Greg Grease releases the first in series Cornbread is coming, before dropping his second record Cornbread, Pearl & G later in the fall. The first track is a tribute to the fallen victims of urban violence, and to his friend Abulle Elmi. Elmi, aka Free One, was a member of Greg Grease's crew The Usual Suspects and friend of Minneapolis hip-hop community. This gorgeous banger was produced by Mic Titan.

Greg Grease -"Rip Well (Prod. By Mic Titan)"-mp3

Polica -"Amongster (Exitmusic Remix)"-mp3

Minneapolis breakout artist Polica continues making moves with another excellent new remix.

Aug. 11th

Polica -"Amongster (Exitmusic Remix)"-mp3
Polica -"The Maker (Gardens & Villa Remix)"-mp3

Liesure Birds -"Silver Runner"-mp3

Twin Cities fave psyche bands Liesure Birds makes a few band changes and preps Globe Master their new record and first on Moon Glyph. The band says "is a concept album about an “unknown entity from the outermost dimensions of the galaxy to its eventual fall & transcendence to Earth.” "Silver Runner" is quite dreamy.

Liesure Birds -"Silver Runner"-mp3

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib -"Shame"-video

Madlib continues his work with Gary's,Indianas hardest Freddie Gibbs on their a second collabo with the Shame EP.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib ft. BJ The Chicago Kid -"Shame"-mp3

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cat Power -“Cherokee” [Nicolas Jaar Remix]"-mp3

Cat Power is returning in glorious with a couple of impressive, even uptempo single, here Nicolas Jaar reworks “Cherokee”, off her new jump Sun due Sept. 4th.

Guilty Simpson -"Ultimate Athletes (New Heights Remix by Oh No)"-mp3

Detroit's Guilty Simpson collborated with Madlib for 2010's OJ Simpson. Well now Madlib's little brother Oh No remixes "Ultimate Athletes" from OJ Simpson and makes it gully, word is Oh No has remixed the whole record.

Guilty Simpson -"Ultimate Athletes (New Heights Remix by Oh No)"-mp3

Maria Isa -"Revolutionary Bums (Illegal Characters)"-mp3

Villa Rosa' Maria Isa just back from Puerto Rico with the Latina Ritual Project, she releses "Revolutionary Bums (Illegal Characters)"from her next record Valley of the Dolls.

Maria Isa -"Revolutionary Bums (Illegal Characters)"-mp3

Monday, August 6, 2012

Danny Brown -"Black Brad Pitt"-mp3

Danny Brown with yet another new track. Catch Danny on tour with ASAP Rocky & Schoolboy Q this fall.

Danny Brown & Evil Nine -"Black Brad Pitt"-mp3

Twin Shadow -"Be Mine Tonight (Stolen Cut Out Version)"-video

Brooklyn's Twin Shadow is soooooo hip. Touring in support of his new record Confess, with its Brian Ferry meets Prince.

Twin Shadow
Aug. 7th
7th St. Entry

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Atoms For Peace -"Other Side - Stuck Together (Remixed by Atoms For Peace)" -mp3

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's new project with Flea and Nigel Godrich are Atoms For Peace here's the first official release. via Pitchfork.

Atoms For Peace -"Other Side - Stuck Together (Remixed by Atoms For Peace)"-mp3

Greg Grease -"The One Remix (Prod. by Mike Frey)-mp3

Greg Grease of The Usual Suspects continues to prep the follow up to 2011's excellent The Giving Tree. Greg Grease next jump Cornbread, Earl & G, on deck for fall 2012.

Open Mike Eagle
Greg Grease
7th St. Entry
Aug. 5th

Meta ft. Greg Grease -"Birds"-mp3
Greg Grease -"The One Remix(Produced by Mike Frey)"-mp3

Kendrick Lamar -"Swimming Pools (Drank)"-video

Black Hippy's Kendrick Lamar with the first track & video from his upcoming major label jump Good Kid, M.A.A.d. City.

Kendrick Lamar -"Swimming Pools (Drank)"-mp3

Dosh 7inch release show at 7th St Entry

Dosh (Andrew Bird/Lateduster/ Vicous Vicious) multi-instrumentalist has a new 7inch "From the House of Caesar/Walt Whitman Barn", on deck. City Pages has interview Dosh on Andrew Bird, stories from the road, and grilling in his backyard.

Wolflords (Aby Wolf/Grant Culter)
Mike 2600
7th St. Entry
Aug. 3rd

Dosh -"Bonzo Dilla"-mp3
Aby Wolf-"All The Time"-mp3
Ghostband -"Sherbert"-mp3

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bloodnstuff -"Oh You Petty Failures"-video

Minneapolis new bloods and live sensations Bloodnstuff with their new clip for "Oh You Petty Failures" off their debut .Directed by Matt Visionquet

Grizzly Bear -"Yet Again"-stream

Grizzly Bear with the gorgeous strummer for the second track "Yet Again", from the highly anticipated Shrines, their follow-up to 2009's Veckatimest. Shrines will be out Sept. 18th on Warp.

Grizzly Bear
First Avenue
Oct. 1st

Grizzly Bear -"Yet Again"-stream
Grizzly Bear -"Sleeping Ute"-mp3

Angel Haze -"New York"-video

NYC rookie Angel Haze with the brilliant visuals for "New York" directed by Adrienne Nicole.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Polica -"The Maker (Gardens & Villa Remix)"-mp3

Polica debut Give You the Ghost originally released on Minneapolis indie Totally Gross National Product, will be re-released by Mom + POP, bundled with new remixes.

"The Maker (Gardens & Villa Remix)"-mp3

Domo Genesis & Alchemist - No Idols mixtape

Odd Future's Domo Genesis and Alchemist collaborate for No Idols with assist from Spaceghostpurrp, Freddie Gibbs, Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Prodigy, Smoke DZA and more.

Domo Genesis & Alchemist -No Idols-mixtape

Washed Out -"A Dedication"-video

Washed Out with a new clip for "A Dedication" from 2011's Within and Without. Directed by Yoonha Park.

Schoolboy Q - "Bleesed (Daytrotter)"-mp3

Schoolboy Q goes in at Daytrotter. Schoobly Q's Habits & Contradictions reviewed by Sound Verite. Schoolboy Q will be touring this fall with ASAP Rocky and Danny Brown.

ASAP Rocky
Schooboy Q
Danny Brown
First Avenue
Oct. 13th

Schoolboy Q- "Bleesed (Daytrotter)"--mp3