New Dum Dum Girls - Wish You Well (Demo)


There isn't much info on this brand new Dum Dum Girls demo "Wish You Well," other than a tiny description  from band member Dee Dee on the Soundcloud page:

"Hummed this a long time ago in bed ... lullaby with Sammy Nikdel on guitar."

Listen here.

New Small Black - Free At Dawn


Brooklyn's Small Black are back after a near three-year layoff from its debut LP New Chain. While the previous LP hitched on the growing chillwave push of the early 2010's, much like the band's fellow genre members its newest work has a definite matured tone.

"Free At Dawn," first single from the band's upcoming Jagjaguwar release Limits Of Desire, could work as the most emotional dig of (insert current movie with young people), with subtle, romantic vocals and rising rhythms throughout.

Check it out below and grab Limits Of Desire May 14.

New Akron/Family - Until The Morning

Akron/Family member Mike Seaton, upon revealing details of the band's newest LP, spoke candidly about the direction of the songs with SPIN.

"A lot of this contemporary pop stuff, this 1930s, panning for gold, bow tie stuff like the Lumineers, it's very heart on the sleeve," he says. "But they're telling someone else's story."

It's a direct jab at the current wave of Grammy-winning folk revivalists, whose biggest critique is their overwhelming profound vagueness. And with Akron/Family's new album Sub Verses, out April 30 via Dead Oceans, the veteran psych-folks have branded their mature sounds with realistic personal touches.

The first single from the upcoming album, "Until The Morning," distorts a trio of harmonies with sparse fuzzy guitar texture, but insists on the story rather than the conveyance. Check it out below.

New Big K.R.I.T. - Shine On (ft. Bun B)


Enlisting the help of fellow southern rap legend Bun B, continually rising Mississippi star Big K.R.I.T. offered up the brand new "Shine On." Full of blisteringly fast verses split over smooth sampling, the new track will be featured on K.R.I.T.'s upcoming King Remembered In Time mixtape.

Stream and/or download the new track below and watch out for King Remembered In Time in the near future.

SZA - Ice Moon


Little-known singer SZA, who released her lovely See SZA Run EP late last year, has a brand new offering in "Ice Moon." The track features some rather stunning production from Felix Snow and Patrick Lukens, who give SZA's voice a dutiful atmospheric touch.

Check it below.

Kendrick Lamar on Letterman

Never slowing down, Kendrick Lamar made on an appearance on last night's Late Show with David Letterman performing "Poetic Justice." Lamar performed the same track as his second song when he hit Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago, because of what one could only assume is the jazzy feel.

Check it below and grab good kid, m.A.A.d city if you haven't already.

More J Dilla mixes from Kutmah


Earlier this month, Brighton producer Kutmah offered up a tribute to the late-great and frequently mentioned J Dilla on the sixth anniversary of his death. While NTS fans may have seen several other tribute mixes added to the collection, they kinda fell under the wire here. And while the anniversary may have passed, anytime we have an opportunity to celebrate Dilla is a good time.

Stream Kutmah's two additional Dilla tribute mixes below.



Stream: Blac Hollywood - Kids With Crowns EP


Floating in from Vancouver is little-known hip-hop electro producer Blac Hollywood, and his brand new jubilant and spaced out five-track Kids With Crowns EP. The offering clings with hip-hop strides, but punches through on heavy static electric strength. Hollywood offers vocal renditions on a few tracks, but rather uses the rhythm as a means of conveyance to bring the overall theme home.

Stream and/or download the entire EP below.

New Ryan Hemsworth mix for FADER


No producer has been talked about more in recent months than Canada's Ryan Hemsworth. He's been dolling out mix after mix, with a sparse few singles here and there since late December, which culminates with this utterly un-ignorable mix for FADER.

Featured in the 47-minute collection are a few new cuts, including a sweet little Broken Social Scene remix Ryan completed during his high school days. Also included is a brand new solo track with the greatest title in modern music history; "(。◕‿◕。)." The latter comes in around the 39-minute mark.

Listen below and head to FADER for the in-depth tracklist.


New Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege


Just premiering over at Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show is "Sacrilege," the first official single from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' long-awaited fourth studio album, Mosquito. It's a tamed take, with Nick Zinner's stuttered guitars frenzied in the back drop, while Karen O' flinches with her primeval yelps. Eventually, a chorus floats in, in case you were wondering what direction the band might be taking on the new album.

Check it below and grab the album April 16 via Interscope.

Low - So Blue


Minnesota's Low is offering the sobering and beautiful "So Blue" from its forthcoming The Invisible Way LP, which is out of Sub Pop next month.

The heady single follows the band's previously released tracks "Plastic Cup" and "Just Make It Stop," which will also be featured on the new album. Stream/download it below, and grab The Invisible Way March 19.



Bonus: Those who pre-order the album will receive a four track bonus disc, entitled The Visible Way. The extra disc will include three demos and an exclusive instrumental "Clarence What?"

New Still Corners - Berlin Lovers


London dream pop duo Still Corners, which released the dutifully memorable "Fireflies" 7" late last year, have another preview of their upcoming Sub Pop debut, Strange Pleasures.

"Berlin Lovers" is available to stream below, or download if you enter your email address.

New Dirty Projectors - There's A Fire


Dirty Projector's steady stream of excellent tracks continues today with the release of "Offspring Are Blank" B-Side "There's a Fire."

Dave Longstreth's staggered riffs star, once again, as the centerpiece of a song that could have just easily fit along with the rest of Swing Lo Magellan. Check it out below, and try to grab one of the limited remaining copies available left over at Domino.

Bonus: The band will be touring with The National this summer, which just announced plans to release a brand new album. Check the tour dates here, via Pigeons and Planes.

Stream: Kaytranada - Kaytra Todo EP


Jakarta Records is offering an early preview of Montreal producer Kaytranada's forthcoming Kaytra Todo EP. The eight-track collection, which includes a standout appearance from do-everything producer/musician JMSN on "All We Do."

Stream the entire EP below, which premiered over at Noisey earlier today, and grab Kaytra Todo February 25.

Kool A.D. video - Moneyball

Featured on one of Kool A.D.'s mixtape homages to his native San Francisco's transit system is his newest video for "Moneyball." Favoring Kool A.D's likable eccentricities, the video was filmed at Ricky Boscarino's avant-garde house Luna Parc, which has it's own Pee-Wee Herman-esque website.

"Moneyball" is featured on the 63 mixtape from producer Mike Finito. As an added bonus to Das Racist fans, former counterpart Heems released his brand new balls-out video for "Desi Shoegaze Taiko," which exclusively uses clips from the blood rave scene in the first Blade movie. Yep.

Check out both below.



Kendrick Lamar video - Poetic Justice (ft. Drake)

Still reeling from the supreme success of last year's good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar has released the album's newest video for "Poetic Justice."

Drake comes in late in the gang violence-themed video, proving that no matter the name, Kendrick always seems to be the most important piece in the song (regardless of who wrote it). Check it out below.

New Roc Marciano - Bruh Man


We already know that Long Island rapper Roc Marciano has A LOT of material waiting in the wings, so it was only a matter of time before he offered something to follow up last year's Reloaded. His newest, "Bruh Man," spills over jazzy samples, which is fitting considering the Coltrane and Mingus references.

Exactly where "Bruh Man" will appear on is still a mystery, but it's likely to come out really soon.

Kode9 releases mix tape catalog


Over the past two days, London producer Kode9 has released a bevy of mixtapes (seriously, 14 in all) via his Soundcloud page. The catalog reaches as far back as 2005, and includes promotional mixes for Rinse FM, Xlr8r, and the most recent for Hyperdub.

Take your time and listen to everything you can, including the aforementioned Hyperdub mix from last year below.

Burger Records to reissue King Tuff's 'Was Dead'


Another label that should be catching your attention is California's Burger Records. The former home of King Tuff (who has since moved on to Sub Pop) is reissuing his 2008 LP Was Dead, which will go on sale later tonight. 100 vinyl prints of the first edition will be signed by the band and include Burger Records authenticity cards.

Color vinyl's will be distributed as well. Check out the details over at the Burger Records' website and stream "Sun Medallion" from the album below.

Plump DJs - Hammerhouse


UK production duo Plump DJs' "Hammerhouse" has been getting a healthy word-of-mouth lately, so the two have uncovered the final edited version of the single, which is available now.

Stream the track below and head over to Beatport to buy a copy, via Grand Hotel Records.

Albums Stream: Lusine - The Waiting Room


Seattle electronica producer Jeff Mcilwain, better known as Lusine, is streaming his glorious new LP The Waiting Room over at Hype Machine. The 2xLP was released yesterday by the always excellent Ghostly International, which is also offering a free download "Another Tomorrow" at the site.

Stream The Waiting Room below and grab a copy today.

j. viewz converts veggies and fruits into "Teardrop"

Warning: This is furiously awesome.

Brooklyn producer/artist Jonathan Dagan, better known as j. viewz, recently posted a video (shot by Roy Rochlin) of him converting sounds generated from his Abelton software, through a Novation Sl MkII, connected to fruits and vegetables into the Massive Attack classic "Teardrop."

There's not much of an overwhelming complexity here, although the explanation makes it sound impossible. Really, he's opening up the currents (he explains early in the footage) through the Sl MkII and wiring them next to the food. Really, he could use anything, but the fruits and vegetables are just for fun.

What results is one of the most-fun loving and invigorating things you'll see today. Do yourself a favor and watch.

New Shlomo - Don't Say No (ft. How To Dress Well)


Featured on Shlomo's upcoming Laid Out EP is the glorious and flat-out-awesome "Don't Say No" collaboration with Tom Krell, aka How To Dress Well.

The single, which will be the lead track on the EP (out March 4), combs Shlomo's spacey production with Krell's crafty R&B into something extraordinary. Check it below.

Bonnaroo, Firefly reveal 2013 lineups


Earlier today, both the 2013 Bonnaroo Music Festival and Dover, Delaware's Firefly Festival announced their annual lineups.

Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mumford and Sons, Bjork, and Wilco will sit at the top billing of the Manchester, Tennessee festival, which is the second of the three major U.S. music festivals to be announced (the third, of course, being Lollapalooza).

Firefly will also boast Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, as well as Coachella and Lollapalooza 2012 headliner Red Hot Chili Peppers. Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foster The People, MGMT, and Kendrick Lamar will also be on top of the billing. For the full lineups, go to the official festival websites linked below.

Bonnaroo will take place June 13-16, with tickets going on sale February 23 at noon EST (here). Firefly will take place the following weekend, June 21-23, with tickets going on sale February 21 (here).

Brolin - Reykjavik


Featured on his upcoming March EP Cundo is the brand new, subtetly sweet "Reykjavik" from Britain's Brolin.

He's a noted fan of city-themed tracks, previously releasing "NYC" and "Lisboa," but "Reykjavik" is charming with a tiny sense of eeriness. Stream the Luke Abbott and David Pye-produced track below and grab the aforementioned Cundo March 25 via Double Denim Records.

New Four Tet and RocketNumberNine - Roseland


Before the reissue of his celebrated 2003 LP Rounds, Four Tet and fellow British duo RocketNumberNine have released this calmed, percussion-laden "Roseland."

The track will be released as its own 12" in the near future, via Four Tet's Text Records. The 12" will feature the track "Metropolis" as well.

New Homeboy Sandman - Orphans mixtape (prod. by DJ Jav)


Complied of nearly 30 pieces from Homebody Sandman, which include new material, lesser-knowns, uncut gems, and a few radio freestyles, DJ Jav presents the massive Orphans. The near-80 minute mix kicks in with a few dialogue samples you might recognize from The Hunger Games, but for those worried that'll be a reappearing motif, don't.

This stream/download is pure Stones Throw gold, as Stones Throw is usually apt to. Check it below.

New Phoenix(!) - Entertainment


Today, we finally get a first taste at one of 2013's most-anticipated albums: Phoenix's Bankrupt!. "Entertainment," the lead track from the upcoming LP, premeiered earlier today on Zane Lowe's BBC 1 Radio show, but there's a lyric-video already up for it.

Check it out below and grab Bankrupt! April 23 in the U.S.

New Ghostface Killah - The Rise Of The Ghostface Killah


Things deservedly come to a halt when certain acts release new material. I may be in the minority believing that whatever Ghostface touches usually turns into gold, but there's no denying that "The Rise Of The Ghostface" is a return to glory.

The track will be featured on his upcoming LP Twelve Reasons To Die, which is produced by fellow Wu member RZA (always a good sign). Check out the track below and watch out for the album later this year.

New AraabMuzik - For Professional Use Only mixtape


As promised, AraabMuzik dropped his 20-track mixtape For Professional Use Only today, which is free to stream and/or download below. It's full of the familiar MPC bangers we've all come to enjoy over the past year or so, so don't expect Abraham to miss a beat here.

Antwon - In Dark Denim mixtape


Antwon, who received some healthy buzz in the last few months with "Living Every Dream" and "Automatic," has released his brand new In Dark Denim mixtape.

The 11-track mix, featuring production help with some familiar names like Cities Aviv, comes for free via Greenhead Music, which released the tape over at The FADER. While the production on the tape may be a little light and atmospheric at times, Antwon's verses hit hard, bringing up some fairly apt B.I.G. comparisons.

Download it here (Soundcloud is temporarily down)

Julian Malone - 909


No label has been getting better press lately more than Stones Throw Records. The underground hip-hop label has another gem to offer in its February arsenal, in the form of Julian Malone. His newest cut, "909," comes his sure-to-be-excellent mixtape Diff.Rnt, and uses one of Clams Casino's more well-known A$AP Rocky beats featured in "Bass."

Check out the track below.

New Passion Pit video - Carried Away

Director duo Ben and Alex Brewer debuted their brand new video for Passion Pit's "Carried Away" earlier today. The second official single from last year's Gossamer, "Carried Away" stars lead-singer Michael Angelakos and his love interest (played by Sophia Bush - happy Valentine's Day, guys) in this constant "fight and make-up" video. Perfect for the couple that only has a small amount of things working out in between the crap.

East India Youth - Heaven, How Long


I might be a few days late to this brand new track from solo act East India Youth, but "Heaven, How Long" is an undeniably amazing track. The skewering backing synth continually rises through the cut, reaching an aching, almost primal peak before a shower of new wave percussion fill the atmosphere.

Pre-order East India Youth's upcoming Hostel EP here via Rough Trade, and check out the track below.

Baths and Cokiyu - Twinkle Way


Avant-garde Japanese pop artist Cokiyu has teamed up with Baths and fellow Japanese producers Madegg, LASTorder, and Geskia!, for her brand new, plush Haku EP.

Featured on the four-track EP, which is available now, is "Twinkle Way" - an adorning track showcasing Baths' minimalist production touch. Listen to it below, and grab the EP today via Anticon.

New Madlib mixtape - Madlib Medicine Show: Pill Jar


It's a heavy Madlib week here. Just yesterday we caught the Los Angeles producer's work with MED & BLU on "Burgundy Whip," but in case anyone wanted more, he debuted his Madlib Medicine Show: Pill Jar mixtape.

The eight-track mix from his Medicine Show series features the aforementioned MED, along with Guilty Simpson and Karriem Riggins. Stream/download the whole mix below.

New Strokes - All The Time


It seems the reckless synth overdrive of the Strokes previous single "One Way Trigger" has been forgiven (a little) with "All The Time." The newest single from the band actually conjures a little from their Is This It? and Room On Fire days, modeled in garage rock simplicity and a booming, catchy chorus.

Check out the new track below and grab Comedown Machine March 26 via RCA.

MED & BLU - Burgundy Whip (produced by Madlib)


From MED & BLU's upcoming The Burgundy EP is the glorious "Burgundy Whip," highlighted by the always-stellar production of Madlib. And for those wondering where that R&B sample is coming from, it's fellow Stones Throw alum Georgia Anne Muldrow.

Stream it below and grab the EP February 19.

New Pissed Jeans video - Bathroom Laughter

Everyone seems to be in love with Pennsylvania punks Pissed Jeans' (lots of "p's" there) fourth studio LP Honeys. So if you're feeling left out, here's the band's newest video from the album for "Bathroom Laughter." It's a disastrous look at late-night infomercials, which turns out to be one of the funniest videos of the young year.

Grab Honeys today via Sub Pop.

New AraabMuzik - Never Have To Worry


Three days before the release of his For Professional Use Only mixtape (which you'll be sure to find here), AraabMuzik released this heavy EDM spinner "Never Have To Worry." The track follows the previously released "The Prince Is Coming," which you can check out again below.


New Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Day

Philadelphia's native folk-rock son Kurt Vile is prepping the fifth solo album in his lengthy catalog, Wakin On A Pretty Daze. The new album, out April 9 via Matador, will be a 69-minute double-LP, featuring the almost title track "Wakin On A Pretty Day."

The single will have an accompanying video soon, but for now check out the "Making Of" video below that features the nine minute track, and future tour dates after the bump.




Kurt Vile and The Violators Tour Dates:

Sun, Apr 14 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
Sun, Apr 21 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
Sun, May 4 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Mon, May 5 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Tue, May 7 – Los Angeles CA – Echoplex # *
Wed, May 8 – San Francisco CA – Independent *
Fri, May 10 – Portland OR – Doug Fir # *
Sat, May 11 – Vancouver BC – Biltmore # *
Sun, May 12 – Seattle WA – Neumos # *
Tue, May 14 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall *
Thu, May 16 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom * !
Fri, May 17 – Boston MA – The Sinclair * !
Sat, May 18 – Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer * !
Fri, May 24 – Barcelona ES – Primavera Sound Festival
Sat, May 25 – London GB – Field Day
Sun, May 26 – Brussels BE – AB
Mon, May 27 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
Tue, May 28 – Hamburg DE – Knust
Wed, May 29 – Copenhagen DK – Amager Bio
# The Fresh & Onlys
* Steve Gunn
! Angel Olsen

New J Dilla(!) - Anthem


With a seemingly endless back-catalog of music, the legendary J Dilla is still shilling out gold even after his death in 2006.

Later this year, PayJay Productions, Inc., which Dilla founded in 2001, will be distributing The Diary later this spring. The long-lost album is one of Dilla's few full vocal albums, featuring "Anthem." The track, which you can stream below, will be released as a 12" with "Trucks" as the B-Side.

The 12" is available for pre-sale right now over at Rapcats.com.

Frank Rabeyrolles - Always With The Same Birds

Fabien DendiĆ©vel's new scorched Earth video for Frank Rabeyrolles' aptly titled "Always With The Same Birds" is a dizzying, hazy view at the atmospheric track. The single will be featured on Rabeyrolles' upcoming  EP, due out in May via Wool Recordings. Check it below.

New Theophilus London and Jesse Boykins III - Afternoon


Rappers Theophilus London and Jesse Boykins III have joined up (they were long-time friends) for their joint Paris 96 venture. Featured on the upcoming Paris 96 EP this April is "Afternoon," which features slowed verses and crisp production. Not a party banger, but more methodical.

Kutmah's J Dilla Mix


Know me well? Well then you might know I worship the legacy of J Dilla, the legendary Detroit producer/rapper who died six years ago yesterday. To celebrate his influence, Brighton producer Kutmah released this hour-long mixtape of classic J Dilla material on the NTS Sketchbook Radio Show.

Stream/download the whole mix below (via FACTmag).

New Kool A.D. mixtapes


Das Racist may be dead, but the sum of the parts are still doing their due diligence. Kool A.D., debuted two brand new tapes earlier today via The Fader, 63 and 19. For those who may be unfamiliar, the numbers signify bus lines in the Bay Area, which explains Kool A.D.'s previous 51 tape.

Both are filled to the brim with guest rappers and producers you can see via the Bandcamp. Each of the tapes are available for $7, but you can stream both below.


New ODESZA video - IPlayYouListen

Seattle producer duo ODESZA, who I mentioned via Twitter a few nights back have their lovely Summer's Gone mixtape free to download on their site, have released the firework-themed video for "IPlayYouListen."

Director Diego Contreras captured Christmas in Guatemala, which seems like a much different version of the holiday we're used to in the states, for the short video available below.

 

Bonus: ODESZA will be heading out on tour soon on their native West coast alongside Emancipator and Little People.

Thu. March 7 - Bozeman, MT @ Montana State University *
Fri. March 8 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
Sat. March 9 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's *
Sun. March 10 - Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo *
Tue. March 12 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall *
Wed. March 13 - Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theater *
Thu. March 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine *
Fri. March 15 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium *
Sat. March 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey *
Sun. March 17 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up *
Tue. March 19 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room *
Wed. March 20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Evolution Nightclub *
Thu. March 21 - Durango, CO @ Henry Strater Theatre *
Fri. March 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
Sat. March 23 - Crystal Bay, NV @ Frank Sinatra Showroom *
Fri. May 24-Mon. May 27 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival

* w/ Emancipator, Little People

Dirty Projectors on Conan


Still coasting after last year's excellent LP Swing Lo Magellan, Dirty Projectors appeared on Conan last night for a swelling performance of "Offspring Are Blank." Check the performance below and grab the album any time you feel like via Domino Records.

New James Blake - Retrograde


As was promised yesterday, James Blake's brand new single, "Retrograde," premiered today on Zane Lowe's BBC 1 Radio show. The track has an elegant touch of Blake's looping harmonies with eventual electro drone overtones fans of his self-titled LP will be plenty familiar with.

Blake's next album, Overgrown, is due out April 8 via Republic Records.

Our Newest Obsession: Clipping


Forgive me. My words to describe whatever the hell Clipping is comes directly from fellow 405 writer Wil Cook in his article about the other-wordly Los Angeles rap group.

"Clipping seem to be the logical progression from the Dalek, Death Grips and Shabazz Palaces' stream of consciousness. Two guys making rhythmical Tim Hecker style noise made into perfect swelling waves of cerebral hip hop."

In another word, the streamlined chaos of Clipping's midcity LP, available on the group's Bandcamp, is unheard of. The beats are disorienting, the pulse is fast, and the rhythyms are absolutely jarring. midcity is an experience that cannot be comprehended.

Aesthetically pleasing is out the window - midcity is furious art, made for the most visceral curiosities. For a taste, listen to "guns.up" below and just be ready.


New Doppelgangaz - Hark Back


New York hip-hop duo Doppelgangaz released this late night gem, with fitting dark and dreary sound backdrops to complete the duel verses. Stream and/or download "Hark Back" below from the band's forthcoming HARK.

The new album is due out March 12, via The Groggy Pack.

New Woodkid video - I Love You


While the art of the music video may be "dead" to many, French producer/designer/musician/director Yoann Lemoine (Woodkid) has been delivering stoic, all-encompassing, and amazing videos for the past few years. His newest for "I Love You," seems relatively normal until the cinematography goes the extra mile at a beach scene. How Lemoine joins his sounds with the engrossing scenery is truly wondrous.

New AraabMuzik - The Prince Is Coming


Leading off what should be another busy year for AraabMuzik is the brand new "The Prince Is Coming," available below.

The track precedes his upcoming free mixtape For Professional Use Only, which is due out February 15. And that mixtape will precede a brand new album expected later this year.

Sasquatch! 2013 lineup revealed


The always underrated Sasquatch! music festival, held every Memorial Day weekend in May, has announced its 2013 lineup.

Headliners this year include Mumford & Sons, the recently reunited Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, The XX, Sigur Ros, and Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis - who are placed pretty high on the billing.

Included in the usually stellar mid-card are: Empire Of The Sun, Cake, Grimes, Andrew Bird, Built To Spill, Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q + Ab Soul, El-P, Japandroids, Death Grips, and plenty others (comedians a plenty, too). Click the poster above to see the whole lineup.

Tickets for the May 24-27 event, held in the stupidly gorgeous Gorge Ampitheatre in Washington, will go on sale February 9 via the festival website.

Short Stories video - On The Way

This new video from Short Stories, comprised of producers Koreless and Sampha, is really just a funny cut of kids doing a DIY music video with faster editing. The track's featured as the duo's A-Side "On The Way" b/w "Let It Go," out now.

New Beach House video - Forever Still (Short Film)

The release of Beach House's 26 minute-plus short film "Forever Still" probably has little to nothing to do with the Ravens winning the Superbowl last night, but the Baltimore dream-pop piece still seems to be reeling from the success of last year's Bloom.

The short film, in partnership with Pitchfork, was filmed near the Texas studio where the album was recorded. Four tracks were performed in the video; "Wild," "The Hours," "Wishes," and "Irene."

New Curren$y mixtape - New Jet City


Right on time (or as close to it as you can get), New Orleans rapper (remember the Superbowl?!) Curren$y released his huge New Jet City mixtape. Alongside him are Rick Ross, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Jadakiss, Styles PJuvenile, and many others. As well, Curren$y enlisted the help of notable producers Harry Fraud, Lex Luger, DJ Toomp, and Cargo.

It's big. See for yourself below and download here via Dat Piff.

Festival News: Pitchfork Music Fest announces headliners, Lightning In A Bottle moves


A week after Coachella threw its spectacular lineup in all of our misshapen faces, Pitchfork announced the headliners for their annual Chicago festival. R. Kelly, Bjork, and Belle and Sebastian, three not-so-similar but still pretty big names will be headlining the three day event, with many more acts soon to be named to the billing.

In case you've forgotten, whatever happens at Pitchfork cannot happen at Lollapalooza, do to clauses in the festivals' contracts. So for any fans hoping for some combination of those three names - maybe next year.

Tickets for the July 19-21 fest are on sale now, with three-day passes coming in at $120, and single-day passes for a modest $50.



As well, California's annual electronic Lightning in a Bottle festival has announced some changes.

With the event's eight anniversary coming, organizers have moved the festival to Lake Skinner County Park in Temecula, California. Previously, the even was held at Oak Canyon Park in Orange County on Memorial Day Weekend. As well, the new version of the event will take place from July 11-15.

Tickets for LIAB, which features physical artists as well as sustainable environment practices, will go on sale February 12.

Sports Bar - Tyler Perry's Sports Bar


The early front-runner for the best album name of the year has to go to Richmond, Virginia garage rock dudes Sports Bar. Tyler Perry's Sports Bar has pretty much nothing to do with the actor, luckily. It's six rough cuts of Paul Westerberg-friendly pulp punk, including the deceptively fun lead track "My Friends."

The whole album is available to stream below, but head on to the group's Bandcamp to listen to individual tracks as you will. Sports Bar will be heading out on tour in the coming weeks, including a special stop at local favorite Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, March 24.

New Action Bronson - Strictly 4 My Jeeps


Chef turned lovable Queens rapper Action Bronson, fresh off the release of his two stellar 2012 mixtapes Blue Chips and Rare Chandeliers, has a brand new - "Strictly 4 My Jeeps."

The Harry Fraud-produced track - complete with one of best backing beats in early 2013 - premiered late yesterday on Hot 97. There's a definite '90s rap feel here, with backing emergency horns and deep snares. Stream it below.