Frank Nitt, of Frank-N-Dank, has a new EP on the way, Jewels in my Backpack (Delicious Vinyl). This first single isn’t very promising, though. “Go Girl”? OK… I’m not saying everything has to be mind-expanding, but this is just stupid.
Kenseth Thibideau has made his mark in post-rock and experimental rock with his bands Tarentel and Rumah Sakit, as well as touring with Pinback and Three Mile Pilot. His new solo release, Repetition, comes out on Temporary Residence this July, and you can listen to a pretty, slow-rolling track here.
Mos Def was reinvigorated with last year’s The Ecstatic, and the trend continues here with OG spoken word/hip-hop innovator Gil Scott-Heron. Download “New York is Killing Me” here, and just try not to clap along.
02. The Most Certain Sure
03. Wannagain Wannagain
04. Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass
05. Steady as the Sidewalk Cracks
07. Jump Back
08. Even Judas Gave Jesus a Kiss
09. The Hammer
Thanks for rapping over this this mariachi beat, Drake. But chill with the Autotune (you don’t need it… or maybe you do) and stop making songs that sound the same because they use the same formula (but still sound pretty good). Listen to “Miss Me” here.