"After Rap" is the latest offering from Scotty ATL's F.A.I.T.H. mixtape.
"The Line" is the latest video released from Mood Rings' debut LP, VPI Harmony (Mexican Summer). The group plays host for a record release party with Warehouse, Factory, and Speakerfoxxx on Sat., June 29, at 529. In the meantime, check out a Q&A with frontman Will Fussell in CL's 2013 Music Issue.
>> Twenty years on (I broke my hip just typing that), The New Yorker lovingly reexamines Liz Phair's seminal debut Exile in Guyville. Speaking of alt-pop stars (right?), Charli XCX is a pretty awesome alt-pop star.
>> Is Ben Westbeech alter ego BrEaCh's "Jack" the song of the week? Sure why not! (Time is running out.) BUT, on the off chance that it's not, then the song of the week is definitely maybe 6-year-old Aaralyn's "Zombie Skin." OR! maybe... it's... the amazing mashup of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" and Kanye's "Black Skinhead," "Personal Yeezus." Speaking of personal Yeezuses, here's the creeptacular new NIN video for "Came Back Haunted," y'allzus. And death to Vevo.
>> "Black Orchid ... That's the smell of beauty that stays on you..." ~ Wale
It's the first night of the first ever North American tour for the Italian horror film soundtrack masters who are best known for their scores to Dario Argento and George Romero films, such as Dawn of the Dead, Deep Red, Susperia, and countless more. It's going to be a legendary night. Secret Chiefs 3 also perform.
Few psych-influenced garage-punk outfits are as productive in the studio or on tour as Madison, Wis duo the Hussy. Though they are constantly on the road, and have released records via garage-punk taste-makers such as Tic Tac Totally and Southpaw, the band has yet to appear in Atlanta. That changes on Tues., July 2, when the group's current tour supporting its third LP, Pagan Hiss, stops at the Earl. The Hussy's chord-shredding, hair slinging performance artist frontman Bobby Hussy took a few minutes to talk about writing songs with his bandmate Heather Sawyer, setting his guitar on fire, and the band's busy but bright future.
With each record, your sound gets harder, heavier, and weirder. Is this a conscious change, or is the evolution of your sound organic?
It's totally organic. It's just the songs we write, paired with any new gear we have to play with. We just record a batch of songs, and weed out what wouldn't fit on the record.
>> I have no idea why you are on that cloud, Dan Deacon. But hey, while you're up there, could you please ask Beyonce why she is standing on the sun? kthxbye.
>> "We ended up working probably 15 days, 16 days, long hours, no days off, 15 hours a day. I was panicked the whole time." ~ Rick Rubin, on working on Yeezus
>> Rising star Angel Haze would like you to hear a song that didn't make it onto her upcoming album Dirty Gold. It's called "Initiation," and it's a keeper.
Yet another NSFW classic preceding the Ying Yang Twins' triumphant return.
Dropout headlined a show at the Basement on June 25, alongside Homewrecker, Black Ice, and Native Graves. Featuring former members of Let the Night Roar, the group tore through a set that was layered with screaming, blackened, and melodic European-style death metal and American thrash tendencies - a sound that falls somewhere between Slayer and At the Gates. Frontman Sten Mostrom put on a performance that made me wonder if his mother ever checked his head for a mark of the beast birthmark when he was a child.
The album is out today, and there'll be a review in the paper soon enough. In the meantime, mark you calendar: El-P and Killer Mike are playing the Masquerade on Wed., Aug. 7, with Despot and Kool A.D. $16 (adv)., 7 p.m.
>> Dazed Digital talks to Los Angeles singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter about her third full-length album, Loud City Song.
>> If you haven't already (and who knows, you may have, you're always so ahead of the curve), get to know Natalie Yepez, aka Maluca, the multi-burrough, multi-genre, multi-multi next big thing.
Log on to Red Bull Sound Select to create a profile and request a ticket by Fri., July 12. From there, fans can connect Sound Select with their social media accounts and post photos, videos, and tweets to support the local music scene. Red Bull Sound Select will invite the most supportive users to attend the show for free.
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