McCombs delivers a thoughtfully hazy driving track with the lead off track to Mangy Love. That guitar just sticks with you long after the lyrics blend into the background. [3.5/5] Continue reading “Cass McCombs – Bum Bum Bum”
Atom Bomb is the fast, furious punk rock track I didn’t realize I was missing from life until I did. Beach Slang are a band to watch in 2016. [4/5] Continue reading “Beach Slang – Atom Bomb”
Trent Reznor and Mogwai will team up to score Leonardo Dicaprio’s new documentary Before the Flood. Continue reading “Trent Reznor and Mogwai to score Dicaprio’s new documentary.”
The Japanese company Roland is giving its iconic drum machine a reboot as the TR-09. The were only 10,000 of the original TR-909s ever produced by Roland but the drum machines distinctive sound became sought after due to the rise of techno, acid and house music.
For the first pick in the desert island jukebox i’m recommending Wilson Pickett’s cover of Hey Joe. Most people are familiar with Jimi Hendrix’s iconic version. But Pickett’s vocal performance on this track is chilling in its own right. Check it out.
Prince Buster passed away in a hospital in Miami after experiencing heart problems. Buster had suffered from strokes in his later years, one in 2009 left him unable to walk again.
Prince Buster was a godfather of both ska, and rocksteady and his early recordings laid the groundwork for what would become reggae. Buster’s impact on both the Jamaican musical landscape and World music in general cannot be overstated.
Travis $cott’s long overdue sophomore album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight features the top notch production from something you would expect with his name on it. Unfortunately though where Scott soars as a producer, he’s forgettable, at best, as an MC. Continue reading “Travis $cott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight”
Dan Deacon returns with the upbeat, hopeful dance track Change Your Life (You Can Do It). Deacon walks a tightrope between inspired and kitschy here, without ever falling head first in either direction. [3.5/5] Continue reading “Dan Deacon – Change Your Life”
Perfect Illusion is Lady Gaga’s first track since her acting hiatus that led her to star in Ryan Murphy’s FX drama American Horror Story. Continue reading “Lady Gaga – Perfect Illusion”
Isaiah Rashad first landed on the scene in 2014 with the Cilvia Demo EP. With Top Dawg Entertainment hype in full swing, following the coronation of Kendrick Lamar as this generation’s hip hop GOAT, expectations were high for the Tennessee native who was seemingly the next star on the rise for the label. Continue reading “Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade”