A collection of sounds for sunshine, aligning the warm beats with the warm breeze.
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.
Wilco is curating the Solid Sound Festival in beautiful North Adams, MA June 24th-26th. Wilco headlines Friday and Saturday night, with a hand-picked lineup filling out the rest of the weekend including: The Levon Helm Band, Thurston Moore, Jamie Lidell, Sic Alps, Here We Go Magic and more.
This week: indie-tribal rockers WU LYF make a dangerously solid debut, Junior Boys keep doing what they do best, Sebadoh re-releases a 1994 favorite, Marissa Nadler gets honest, and Mathemagic’s airy beach pop doesn’t disappoint.
Stream new albums from Bon Iver and The Vaccines, a live performance from Deerhunter, and demos from Stars.
Chicago duo The Hood Internet like pop, rap, r+b, indie and rock. And they like it all at the same time. Birdman and Washed Out, Jamie Foxx and Röyksopp, Drake and Beach House, you get the idea. Download or stream the mixtape.
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.
This week: My Morning Jacket drops album number six, NYC indie-duo Cults makes a first attempt, Eddie Vedder soundtracks Hawaiian bonfires, and Death Cab For Cutie grows up.
Stream new music from My Morning Jacket, Death Cab For Cutie, Cults, and Foster The People.
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.
This post-punk-funk set includes classic tracks by Gang of Four and Bush Tetras as well as The Rapture and Divo. And you can have it free.
Ok, this is pretty clever: Wick-It The Instigator just released a mashup of Big Boi’s Son of Chico Dusty and The Black Keys’ Brothers, two of 2010’s best albums. Two great tastes that mash great together.
Original indie gods Sonic Youth have a present for you: a new mixtape you can stream from their website. It even looks like a cassette tape! A collection of odds and ends they’ve put together, it includes songs from soundtracks, instrumentals, as well as demos, abandoned tracks, and acoustic takes.