Saturday, May 31, 2014

Young Fathers

Young Fathers - No Way
Young Fathers - Get Up

Young Fathers released Dead several months back and I’m only just now able to start soaking up all of warped + warbly beat combos and off-the-wall influences from this experimental hip-hop Scot trio. Yeah, this is one weird record, for sure, with its genre-defying amalgamation of strange sounds and busy/bustling energy - but it’s weird in a good way, following up on the just-as-weird-in-a-good-way Tape One and Tape Two, which, of course, we also enjoyed very much.

Dead is available courtesy of Anticon.

Saturday, May 24, 2014


CYNE - Avians
CYNE - Tears For Uriah

Goddamnit I’m in a good mood, so let’s shout-out some more positive hip hop sounds to see if we can put all of y’all in a good mood, too. Perhaps the non-sequitur storytelling-style rhymes + crisp production and catchy beats offa the (mostly) optimistic and summery All My Angles Are Right long-player, courtesy of Gainesville-based (and maybe now PDX) peeps CYNE, will do the trick.

All My Angles Are Right is available courtesy of Hometapes

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mike Mass

Mike Mass - Get Busy
Mike Mass - 'Til I Make It (ft. Monica Delgado)
Mike Mass - I Just Go

Been a hot minute since posting on LJ, my hand was forced for a good reason. Tampa MC/Producer Mike Mass has dropped some of the dopest new Native-Tongue style hip-hop we've heard since forever-ever. His full range of flowin' on porch stoops, or gettin' the crowd hype with an unforgettably nasty party track like Get Busy is beyond impressive and extremely rare. DO NOT SLEEP on this unsigned artist!

Get Busy is already available courtesy of Mike Mass

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Tobacco - Eruption
Tobacco - Father Sister Berzerker

Yes, it’s weird, but what else would you expect? Ultima II Massage is the first proper Tobacco full length since Maniac Meat back in 2010, and it does a bang-up job of reintroducing the masses to more of Tom Fec’s crunchy combinations of bandsaw beats and woozy psych synths and vocoder vocals dotted with the occasional bubble-gum flavored pastoral melody. The inimitable Black Moth Super Rainbow and the dirty dirty Demon Queen collaboration have filled the void in between, natch, but this one is a whole other breed of aural oddity, second to none.

Ultima II Massage will be released on May 13th, via Ghostly International

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Thee Silver Mt. Zion - Fuck Off Get Free

Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything was released back in January, but I’ve been listening to it a whole lot more nowadays than I did a few months back, so there. If you’re not familiar with Thee Silver Mt. Zion and all of its aliases and incarnations, then brace yourself. Think extended, densely layered movements in multiple parts per proper track - an uplifting multi-instrumental orgy, if you will - all unabashedly presented with heavy doses of reckless abandon and meandering sound intricacies that are somewhat similar to, but still a wee bit more primal and booming than the musical fare refined by half-sibling act Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the rest of the extended Constellation Records family.

Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything is available courtesy of Constellation