The label is nearly as mysterious as the band, but they at least have a Bandcamp! This little Christmas EP by the elusive The Turtlenecks is a damn pleasant trio of lo-fi indiepop holiday tunes.
Catch me on the right day, and one of these simple, synthesizer-driven tunes might just sneak their way onto a mix of mine. Bottom Line: Three solid tracks by some band from somewhere, released on a label that might be from Louisville.
Merge Records Buy: Discogs Bandcamp. You leave town for the weekend and everything blows up.
Merge is celebrating their 30th year, and with that they started a celebration subscription at the beginning of the year. I was one of the ones who decided to party along with them, and boy am I glad I did. Of note — there are a few copies on Discogs right now, and while it is subscription-only, Merge has been making their 30th anniversary records available in indie record stores on standard black vinyl. Apex Manor — White Christmas A7.
William Tyler — Jesus Christ B1. Mikal Cronin — Christmastime Heist B5. Shout Out Louds — Blue Christmas. Burger Records Buy: Bandcamp. Yes, wrap your heads around that one. I asked Seth about where this song came from, and to my delight, he responded! It is still quite dark — it is meant to highlight the suicidal thoughts that loneliness at Christmas might bring, but not the act itself.
Hopefully, that dulls the edges just enough to enjoy it.
French indie rock band Stuck in the Sound did an odd little thing back in January … they released a Christmas single! Nearly too sugary-sweet for my older, crustier ears, this understated song benefited from multiple listens, listens that reminded me of the pleasure a sweet song could bring. Bottom Line: Hey, there is plenty of shit going on right now.
Here is of kindness to smooth out your wrinkles. Unfortunately, this track only exists on YouTube… but you know… there are ways to get it onto your mix, should you need to. Wonderful melody, great vocals with an original story. The song is about an abominable snowman, enjoying a beautiful Christmas. Below are the lyrics to the whole song, because they just tickled me. Bottom Line: A great, summery-sounding tune about an abominable snowman Christmas.
A sentence I never thought I would write in my entire life. Really, really enjoy this one. Edit: Stubby beat me to this song by well over a year.
two CD collection compiled by BBC radio DJ Annie Mac. Since her first Annie Mac Presents compilation in , Annie has supported acts that have gone. 17 November Format: MP3 Download. This is a brilliant mix of songs selected by Annie Mac, a BBC Radio 1 DJ. CD 1 is the warm-up/party mix.
Based on the 61K listens on Soundcloud, so did a lot of you. Own it. Here, the remix comes with s.
Now that hip-hop fans have had some time to fully digest Kanye West's latest offering Jesus is King, we have more turns that will hopefully bless ears and speakers. DJ Premier has brought Gang Starr back to life with the duo's first album in nearly two decades, Earl Sweatshirt released an unexpected project, and The Game and Young Thug both released new singles. Look below for more new music released this week.
Now, 16 years after their last album, DJ Premier has revived the group, bringing back his signature productions and breathing new life into unreleased vocals of the late Guru. Cole and Nitty Scott. His third album, Kiwanuka, reunites him with Danger Mouse and Inflo, and showcases beautifully soulful, distinctive vocals and melancholy lyrics. Miguel — "Funeral" Miguel has an EP on the way, and "Funeral" is the first single and the title track.
But this year, he decided to do something different: a love letter to the hip-hop of his hometown. Sincerely, Detroit is easily the largest, most comprehensive musical illustration of Detroit rap ever created.
While listening to this, also purchase D-Cyphered, a collection of portraits by Jenny Risher and storytelling by Hex Murda that tells the story of Detroit's hip-hop scene. The Game Feat. As always, appetizers come before the meal. Today Nov. But this didn't stop the Florida native from unleashing Ghetto Gospel, which is executive produced by Kevin Gates. The song track features only Gates and Lil Durk. Young Thug feat. The original version appeared on Thug's So Much Fun album.
This week sees the third single from the playlist, a song called "Hey Lupe. It was natural for him, but not so natural for me to see this, and I had been around some of the greats.
This is when I knew he was a monster!!