It's been a while (and by that, we mean years) since the world heard anything from Midwest Product, but, as is usually the case, the band's respective members haven't given up music altogether. Ben Mullins, also of Ghostly outfit PostPrior, has assumed a new moniker, Ben Benjamin, and will release his solo debut.
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If you read this week's Top 10, you'll know that we're loving the forthcoming debut album from Deerhunter member Bradford Cox, to be released under his Atlas Sound moniker. You'd be crazy not to bag a copy of Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel upon its February 19 release, and crazy not to catch Cox in action at one of his North American dates that start early next year. He'll be joined by Kranky labelmates Valet and White Rainbow.
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Police shut down dancehall artist Mavado’s birthday party at Temple Hall in Jamaica around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 2. According to One876.com, police moved in with a strong contingent of soldiers, police officers, and helicopters, swooped in and shut it down before the bigger acts (Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, Elephant Man, Jah Cure, Sizzla, Pressure, and Munga Honourable) were able to perform. Read more »
If you aren't aware of Waxploitation's continued involvement in helping spread awareness about the crisis in Darfur by now, you must be living several feet beneath a heavy rock. Since 2004, the label has held auctions and curated compilations to benefit non-profit organizations sending aid to those affected by the crisis.
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