Category: Music

Ty Dolla $ign

Introducing Ty Dolla $ign: His Way Or Nah?

In today’s hip hop stratosphere, if you want to be a rap mogul or anything close to it, you have to be able to find talent that’s sustainable in the game. Well, America’s new favorite pothead, Wiz Khalifa, has found that and more in California’s own Ty Dolla $ign.  ...

dej loaf

Don’t Try Her: New DeJ Loaf is Sure Fire

If there’s any artist you most certainly will not ‘try’, it’s without a doubt got to be Detroit femcee, Dej Loaf. Real name Deja, her upbringing on the east side of Detroit was harsh to say the least. With her dad getting killed when she was just 4, and her...

SremmLife

Wake Up: Rae Sremmurd Is For Real

If I told you a rap duo named Rae Sremmurd (that’s ear drummers spelled backwards DUH) was a making a strong (and early) case for best rap album of the new year would you believe me? Well. you should, ‘cause it looks like Rae Sremmurd is here to stay. Brothers...

hip-hop

Hip-Hop 2014: The Unusual Suspects

  Today marks 6 days into the New Year, which means we’re finally over the hangover and onto reflecting about what actually happened in hip-hop during 2014. We take a step back and immediately realize how rather unorthodox it indeed was. I mean no Kanye or Jay album, no Drake...

to be kind

Swans’ To Be Kind: Part Two

  Swans’ To Be Kind: Part One   To Be Kind After a successful triple album for Michael Gira, the only way to follow it up is to build yet another two-hour long triple album as opaque and as epic. “Screen Shot” starts things off with a relatively short (8...

swans

Swans’ To Be Kind: Part One

  Swans is an unlikely success story. They achieved a level of notoriety due to their punishing and uncompromising live shows in New York in the 80s, opening for acts like Sonic Youth and clearing out rooms. They were also known for their incendiary songs, with songs like “Raping a...

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

  “We live on an island called Montreal, and we make a lot of noise because we love each other” are the first sounds off of this Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra’s latest album Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything. The prologue comes from Ezra Steamtrain...

electric wizard

Welcome To The Newest From Electric Wizard, Time To Die

Never mistake Electric Wizard for being soft. Leader Jus Oborn and company have made a career enveloped in occult images, bleak lyrics, and being uncompromisingly evil. The band takes their name from two Black Sabbath songs, “Electric Funeral” and “The Wizard,” and, like their name, their music pays a similar...

Sunn 0)))

Review of Soused by Sunn 0)))

  Sunn 0))) It shouldn’t surprise anybody that Sunn 0)))’s Stephen O’ Malley and Greg Anderson collaborated on a record with Scott Walker when looking at Sunn 0)))’s career arc. The Seatle based off-shoot of stoner metal heavyweights Goatsnake and Burning Witch became its own ambitious project named after an...

Robert Plant

Yes, This is Robert Plant: A New Lullaby

Robert Plant has made a career out of recontextualizing. Evidence of his desire to reframe songs goes back even to the earliest recordings from the late 60s, when he recorded psyched out demos of “Hey Joe” and “For What it’s Worth” with his pre-Zeppelin “Band of Joy.” This desire continued...