Handsome Furs bring anti-establishment synth-punk, John Maus does lo-fi robot disco, Shabazz Palaces push progression (album of the year?), Red Hot + Rio mix Brazil with the indie set, and one of the F*ck Buttons goes solo as Blanck Mass.
This week: Wood’s continue with more lo-fi magic, Brooklyn’s Ford + Lopatin synthesize and stimulate, Battles’ first album without their frontman (still good!), Mark Ronson gets Black Lips polished (for them), Arctic Monkeys continue their journey with a more serious sound.
NYC dj/producer Max Tannone crafted this mashup of Jay-Z and Radiohead. Tannone, who also goes by Minty Fresh Beats, got a lot of buzz around this mix, with even Jay-Z tweeting, “There are 3 or 4 real gems on Jaydiohead.” That means it’s good.
No pop tarts or prefab cuties, as delightful as their plasticine sexuality may be. This is 20 chicks who shred ass and look good doing it
This week’s new albums include releases from Robyn, Pitbull, Devo, Tom Petty and more. Check our capsule reviews.
He may have collaborated with Bruce Springsteen since the mid-70s, but he’s claiming that he told The Boss that the “Born to Run” album sucked and Springsteen challenged Van Zandt to improve it.