Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Virtual Jukebox: COPS, Primate, C-Bone, and more

Posted By on Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 8:39 AM

The new COPS 7-inch is an experimental punk outing — experimental only in the context of the other bands in which these guys play (Carbonas, GG King, Gentleman Jesse, Bukkake Boys et. al.). With "Premonitions," what you see is pretty much what you get, but from there the songs on the record take all sorts of twists and turns. But despite their unorthodox ways, each song kicks ass unconditionally, which is what Atlanta's punk scene has needed for a while now.

"Eat These Bullets" (feat. Mach Hommy and produced By Alchemist) from Rozewood's Blade Runner mixtape.

Three haunted and humid numbers from Suzanne Baker (Faun and a Pan Flute, ex-Street Violence).

From Baker:

“Punishment” is a cover of a Zack Kouns song off the album Michael Jackson: I Just Can't Start Loving You. He is one of my favorite writers and musicians. I doubt that I do the original song justice. I also hope he doesn't mind my copywrite infringement. “Loose Teeth” is a song I wrote recently during the unsteady beginnings of a relationship, and “Banks of the Ohio” is a song I used to sing at a summer camp I went to as a kid. I later found it to be an old murder ballad... English origin, I believe.

Keep an eye out for more Rattler Snake songs coming next month.

Emcee, producer, and 1/2 of Atlanta underground hip-hop duo Clan Destined, Yamin Semali offers up a new video for “Are You Sure” (feat. Rasheeda Ali), and it's one of the smoothest cuts he’s offered up yet. The secret weapon here is flute player Rasheeda Ali — the same lady that gave so much depth to “Life Comes In Threes” from J-Live’s S.P.T.A.. “Are You Sure” is slated to appear on Semali's upcoming album, Yamin, due out a little later this fall.

Señor Kaos and DJ Eleven team up for a cover of Jeru The Damaja’s 1994 cautionary tale, “Da Bitchez″ — now dubbed “Da Bitchez 2012.”

From Señor Kaos:

*Disclaimer* This song is in no way shape or form meant to disrespect women. It's a remake of a classic Hip Hop track from Jeru The Damaja and DJ Premier. 18 years later me and DJ Eleven re-visited and revamped it. This song isn't about the ladies, queens, women, dames, or madams... it is strictly about the bitches! Ya Dig?

Metal Injection also recently included the title track from Primate’s debut album, Draw Back a Stump, on a Relapse Records podcast that’s available for download here. Kevin Sharp (voice), Dave Whitworth (bass), Shayne Huff (drums), and Mike Brennan and Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher (guitars), a.k.a. Primate, will release their proper debut, Draw Back A Stump — a gnarly hybrid of Southern punk/metal thing — on Tues., July 3.

"Over" b/w "Lines That Blur" is the latest single from Tikka — fronted by Asha Lakra of Pls Pls.

"College Park" — Kind of a heavy hitter for this list, and it's chock-full of age-old Dirty South clichés. Still the latest from Big Boi’s right-hand man, BlackOwned C-Bone (feat. Jermaine Dupri), makes the ground shake like Godzilla doing the A-Town stomp!

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