Former The Evaluation guitarist Patrick "Sick Face" Fallon is joined by Giovanni De La Cruz, and working together as All Teeth and Knuckles, these S.F.-based cats spit lyrics and shred guitars so emphatically, they should have every jaded hipster on the dancefloor shaking ass. Catch ATAK next week in S.F., at XLR8R's Issue 109 Release Party.Read more »
Typically, when a plug-in comes with the phrase “No Musical Experience Required” on the packaging, it’s probably not going to be a producer’s wet dream. But Cakewalk’s Studio Instruments is bundled with a plethora of live, playable drum sounds, electric pianos, bass, and even a string section (musical experience may help here), and is good enough for any composer on a $50 budget who can't afford the real instruments.Read more »
Celebration is far from a typical 4AD outfit. Featuring members from post-punk projects Lovelife and Jaks, the Baltimore-based trio whips up a post-goth circle of organ-driven mayhem that far exceeds the members’ spazz-punk pasts. Now prepping its sophomore release, The Modern Tribe, Celebration may be poised to join the ranks of 4AD legends, one sonic freak-out at a time.
By now, fans of hip-hop are familiar with Stones Throw's Chrome Children series, and Volume 2 delivers more of the same eclectic hip-hop, soul, and funky electro beats found on the first. Here, Koushik and Percee P slink and croon their way through the saucy, energetic "Reverse Part 2."Read more »
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