Nef the Pharaoh gives his two cents on what the differences is between Lil Yatchy and Lil Uzi Vert, shares the PG version of what sipping syrup is, and teaches the kids a few dance moves.
Foxy Brown is in the middle of Remy Ma’s Nicki Minaj beef. On Friday (March 3), the Brooklyn vet unleashed a minute-long diss track snippet, responding to “shETHER.” Foxy’s diss track is a direct response to subliminal lines on Remy Ma’s “shETHER.” “I kill rappers, and you good as dead, bitch,” Remy rapped on the track. “Talkin’ shit about me to a deaf bitch / And usually I have sympathy for the impaired / But not when you hard of hearin’ from untreated gonorrhea.”
It’s been a while since a pop song surprised me the way ‘This Is What Happens When You Let Me Down’, and that’s not just because of its mouthful of a title.”The Antics of More Youthful Times” from FLAUNT, is a mysterious a/v collective act. Coming off the critical success of the audiovisual album RAVE NOIR (18 songs AND videos), Flaunt takes the shorter route here with a seven track EP featuring the singles “Into The Sky and Something Different”. This EP finds the act mining some new vibes (check out the tropical meets Eastern vibe of Something Different). The deep, brooding rock sound of Rave Noir’s heavy track “Last 9 Words” influences the act’s take on Adele’s pop song Send My Love giving it added power as well as the original Endless Vision.
The act is in the process of putting finishing touches on a new full length for 2017.
Check out the FLAUNT channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIMYHhgVMmTmacHEgczYrGg
On November 11, no:carrier release their new album “Broken Rainbow” –sub-titled “Ballads for an Apocalyptic World“. The cover shows this end-time vision with a sightless, dressed-up girl holding a dark crow amidst a barren landscape, oblivious of the destruction around her. Only a little glimpse of hope can be seen in the form of an, albeit fading, rainbow. The songs on “Broken Rainbow” range from the lead single’s topic of depression and addiction (“Your Heroin“) to the important role alleged villains often play in fostering what is good (“Holy Judas“), and the depths of human behavior (“Little Death“, “The Day I Met You“, “Alibis“).
With the creepy cover version of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising”, and “The Man Who Drew Cats”, a biographical song about Louis Wain, famous for his illustrations of anthropomorphic cats, no:carrier again show a wide range of topics and musical influences, and merge it with their signature Electro Noir style. no:carrier 2016 (left to right): Lauralee Brown, Scilla Siekmann, Liza Marie Sparks, Chris W irsig, Cynthia W echselberger, Bobby HalvorsonWhat about the apocalyptic theme?
“We are truly living in exciting, but also very strange and dangerous times,” explains songwriter Chris Wirsig. “All over the world there’s a move back towards a more cavemen-like, medieval behavior that I thought we had overcome more or less. More and more people seem to fall back into an archaic mental state, where dog-eat-dog is the norm and humanity is left to die, while we still make scientific and cultural progress, but – and I know this sounds a bit desolate – mankind doesn’t seem to be fit for the 21st century yet.”
After the 2015 release of “Ghosts Of The West Coast”, an EP with dark cover versions, “Broken Rainbow” is no:carrier’s fourth full-length album. Starting out in Germany in the mid-1990’s, the band’s main force Chris Wirsig relocated to California in 2012, while singer Cynthia Wechselberger stayed in Germany. Since then the two-piece band has grown into a bigger project, also incorporating singers from San Francisco (Lauralee Brown, Liza Marie Sparks) and Los Angeles (Scilla Siekmann, Bobby Halvorson). Apart from no:carrier, Chris produces soundtracks for film (2016’s creepy short movie “20 Matches”) and games (2013/2015’s “Alien Tribe 2”) as well as music for TV shows and commercials, and instrumental albums (2016’s “The 13 Crystal Skulls”).
Bryan Deister is a Classically Trained Musician who turned to electronic music with stunning results. His latest album Spines of the Heart is a dark ride. With brooding tracks like Today, the album is both minimal and nightmarish. A student at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Deister has been studying writing and composition, while constantly recording music. Calling to mind the 20th century composition of John Cage, Deister proves that a successful musician is not someone with great publicity or even pyrotechnics, but really, is someone who knows how to write music. We asked what that meant in today’s cultural landscape, especially with electronic music.
TGOD Mafia aka Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and TM88 released their collaborative album, Rude Awakening.Today, they’re sharing their new video for “Bossed Up,” which takes place in an office with Juicy telling the workers to boss up and get to the money.
Jim Peterik, His new album, The Songs, casts a revealing light on this body of work by re-framing many of Peterik’s most popular songs in an intimate acoustic setting. As an example, we’re premiering the video for Peterik’s rearranged version of another hit song he co-wrote for .38 Special, “Caught Up in You.”
I Never Arrived, which did actually arrive and did so at the beginning of 2016, is Chandler’s third record. It opens with the patient, guitar-driven tune, “Mazes in the Sky,” one of only two songs on the album that wasn’t written solely by Chandler (it, as well as “Bloom,” the LP’s tenth track, was co-written with Puttilli). It’s indicative of the duo’s Iron & Wine-like tenderness that can be found throughout the record.
Norwegian singer-songwriter Glenn Meling has offered up his third effort, titled Minnesota. The album, which Meling says is dedicated to the long immigrant tradition in the U.S., pulls heavily from 90s-era Adult Contemporary, with particular nods to U2 and Sting.
It’s been a very long time since Macklemore was without his music partner in crime Ryan Lewis, but Mr. Haggerty went without his longtime collaborator earlier this month when he debuted his latest single “Drug Dealer.”