although no one would have had the foresight to anticipate this, a music video centered around a revival of “pee-wee’s playhouse” makes complete sense for tune-yards.
jamie xx has a new double a-side, “girl”/”sleep sound,” due out may 5th via young turks, and the latter of the two cuts has been floating around the internet for a couple of weeks.
at the ripe young age of twenty, los angeles rapper vince staples has already made quite a name for himself.
wye oak made drastic changes for their fourth album, shriek. the baltimore duo swapped out folk tinges that frequented 2011’s civilian in favor of a strictly electronic palate; it’s a bold move that largely pays off.
heavy rotation: rage against the machine – evil empirethe mid-1990s certainly could be described as a tumultuous time in the field of music, but i was too busy reading dr. seuss and playing with legos to really notice. my parents raised me on a pretty steady diet of stan getz, dexter gordon, and classical music on npr; aside from the soundtrack to the commitments and a cranberries album, there wasn’t much in the way of current pop music in the…
unless you live under a rock, you’re probably aware that today is record store day. although the celebration has become increasingly marred by major-label reissues of immense quantities of albums, there are still some instances of new music being released.
tennis got a bit funky on last year’s small sound ep, which was hopefully a precursor of what’s to come on their third full-length album.
daughter – live @ airthere’s something about daughter that is utterly symphonic. maybe it’s elena tonra’s voice, clearly the soloistic element of virtually every single one of the trio’s songs, or maybe it’s the orchestral textures created by the backdrop of shimmering guitar textures and supplementary percussion. whatever the contributing factors may be, it somehow makes perfect sense that daughter would record li…