Stones Throw Flash, Video Premiere
First, there's the aforementioned site, with more news, podcasts, and downloads, plenty of white space to make reading easy on the eyes, and, most importantly, an online store.
The ST crew kicked off the grand opening of the virtual shop by releasing a complete catalog of 12"s and a new t-shirt designed by Amsterdam graphic designer Parra.
Then, for those with $124.99 to burn who can't get enough Madlib and MF Doom, Madvillainy 2: The Box is currently available for pre-ordering. Available only through the Stones Throw site, the release is a remix of the classic Madvillainy disc from 2004, reworked by Madlib himself. The mysterious box comes packaged with the album, a 7" of "One Beer (Drunk Version)," A 36-minute Madvillainy demo cassette, a t-shirt, comic book, and, of course, the box itself. Pre-orders last until August 15.
Those who don't want the extra bells and whistles can purchase an MP3 version of the album for $9.99.
Two tracks from the late Dilla's recordings with Ghostface Killa have also been released. "Sniperlite" and the flip, "Murder Goons," are available as a 12" and digitally through the site.
Finally, Stones Throw laced the XLR8R crew with an exclusive video from Karl Hector and The Malcouns. "Sahara Swing," the title track off the group's recently released album, is being touted as "Afrodelic Kraut Funk" and comes courtesy of the masterminds behind Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers. Watch it here.