Imagine hanging out on the top floor of Dinosaur Jr. guitar virtuoso J. Mascis’ house (a.k.a. Bisquiteen Studio) and recording a solo record at your own pace. It’s about noon, and you’re in need of a shredding guitar solo. You holler, “Jayyyyyy!” and quite suddenly, the indie legend appears and does his business. Well, that was Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore’s experience while prepping Trees Outside the Academy, his first solo record in 12 years.Read more »
Minus' JPLS need not pound his way through peak-time, because this version of "Green01" was made for the sunrise. Sparse, bleep-driven, and as psyched-out as Timothy Leary's corpse rolling around in MDMA, Skoozbot's Twilite remix of this track is the perfect companion to a sleepless night.Read more »
Diplo loves the kids. When the DJ and Mad Decent label founder isn’t flying from gig to gig, or signing acts like Bonde Do Role to his roster, he's doing things like starting Heaps Decent, a new non-profit dedicated to giving underprivileged Australian kids access to music education.Read more »
After a series of energetic live performances this spring (All Tomorrows Parties, Donau Festival), the legendary post-punk howler is back with his first solo endeavor since 1999’s 2007 (you got that?). Now that it’s actually 2007, the Suicide front man is fulfilling a prophecy of sorts with Station.Read more »
Brianna Pope invades the studio of Detroit's go-to hip-hop producer, Black Milk, as he takes the helm on the upcoming Sean Price and Guilty Simpson collaboration. Black talks technique, inspiration, and tips while Sean Price rolls around on the floor and goofs on "rappity-rap." Both show mad respect for Beanie Sigel.
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Every once and a while, unlikely supergroups emerge, and Angel is one such collective. Featuring members of Pan Sonic, Schneider TM, and Múm, Angel is an analog-monster of beastly proportions that has thus far released two live recordings on the Bip_Hop and Oral imprints, and has the much-anticipated Kalmukia release in the works.Read more »
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