Monday, December 28, 2009

New Track: Lil Wayne - "Drop the World (feat. Eminem)"

Thanks to Amazon for leaking 500 pre-ordered copies of Weezy's "rock" album Rebirth, we now have a track.  The album isn't scheduled to be released until February, but Amazon mistakenly sent out the copies of the CD to those who had pre-ordered it and called it a "shipping mishap". Ha!

Lil Wayne - "Drop the World (feat. Eminem)"

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Notables

Before I start counting down my favorite five albums of the year, I felt it was necessary to release a shorter list of albums that I really enjoyed. I basically went through my itunes and made a list of all the albums from this year that I got a significant amount of joy from, listened to them, and then narrowed down my list to five 'note worthy' albums and my top five for the year. Call it a pseudo-top 10, call it notable albums, call it honorable mention, but here, in no particular order, are my five favorite albums of the year that did not make the top five.

Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

The Antlers - Hospice

The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele - The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele

Loney, Dear - Dear John

Sunday, December 20, 2009

White Stripes Tour Doc

This new White Stripes tour doc chronicles the band's 2007 tour of every province in Canada.  It's not due out until March of 2010, but you can get a sneak peek at the trailer here.  Also, check out their performance of "Let's Shake Hands" from the film here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Coldplay Memorabilia Auction

Not sure if anyone who reads this is interested, but for you memorabilia buffs out there, Coldplay is having an end of the decade clearout sale auctioning off a large assortment of gear, clothes, music, and more. All of the earnings go to charity and they promise to make some items available for the 'lower-income regulars' (aka not just for memorabilia buyers). if you are interested in browsing go here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Where does your favorite album land?

Over the next few days I am going to be counting down what I think are the best albums of 2009. Here is what the rest of the music world is saying:

Emusic lists their top 100 of the decade. #1 -- The Strokes - Is This It

magazine gives their take on 2009. #1 -- The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You

gives the years 40 best. #1 -- Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Stereogum's 2009 winners. #1 -- Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Rolling Stone releases their favorites for the decade. #1 -- Radiohead - Kid A

Ours will be out in the days to come.

Let the Year End Lists Begin

Here's a guest spot from our good buddy and director of this excellent video right here, Alex Warren.  These are his top 10 short-form music vids of 2009.

10. Bob Dylan - "Beyond Here Lies Nothing"

9. Washed Out - "Feel It All Around"

8. No Age - "Losing Feeling"

7. HEALTH - "Die Slow"

6. Animal Collective - "Summertime Clothes"

5. Jay-Z | Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"

4. Cass McCombs - "The Executioner's Song"

3. Grizzly Bear - "Ready, Able"

2. Beck and Charlotte Gainsbourg - "Heaven Can Wait"

1. Fever Ray - "If I Had A Heart"

If I Had A Heart from Fever Ray on Vimeo.

What are your thoughts? Opinions? Comments?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

In Case You Missed It...

Blakroc performing "Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)" on Letterman 12/8

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Animal Collective - free listen

Animal Collective's newest five song EP "Fall Be Kind" is available for listening here. Song #2 on the album entitled "What Would I Want? Sky" features the first ever Greatful Dead sample. Enjoy the tunage.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ye Olde $5 bin

Want great tunes for the holidays but lacking in the pocket book? Look no further than the $5 bin, ok it's a virtual bin, at Amazon. Here are a few of the many albums you can pick up for just a measly five spot.

A.A. Bondy - "When the Devil's Loose" --> if you don't have this album yet, you are losing.
The Avett Brothers - "Emotionalism"
Wale - "Attention Deficit"
The Antlers - "Hospice"
Andrew Bird - "Noble Beast"
Built to Spill - "There is No Enemy"
Julian Casablancas - "Phrazes for the Young"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "It's Blitz"

Go to the December $5 dollar bin for albums that will be five bucks for the whole month OR go to the regular $5 bin for albums that may not be so cheap for much longer. It is worth a gaze, I promise.

New Track: Camera Obscura - "The Blizzard"

Just in time for the 1st of December Camera Obscura releases a chilly new track about dying on a trek in a snowstorm.  This song was originally released by Jim Reeves in 1964.  Check it out below.  Also, if you're smart and in the area, they're playing tomorrow night at the Lyric in Oxford, MS.  Don't miss it.  It's only $14 and I can't go.  Hrmph...

Camera Obscura - "The Blizzard"

Monday, November 30, 2009

Blasted This All Day

This song comes off Donny Hathway's 1972 album Live.  The album was recorded at two separate concerts; side one being from the Troubador in LA, and side two from the Bitter End in Manhattan.  Only one song from these recordings is by Mr. Hathaway with the rest being covers.  This song is obviously a John Lennon cover, but I bet Lennon wished he could blow like Hathaway.  There are an estimated 92 recorded covers of this song.  I haven't heard all of them obviously, but as my friend Cole said today, this is perfection.

Donny Hathaway - "Jealous Guy"

!!!! New Spoon !!!!

You can check out the new Spoon single, "Written in Reverse", over at NPR right now.  This track comes off the band's 7th studio album coming out on January 19th called Transference.  That's the album cover up there, which is a photo by American photographer William Eggleston, and the photo is entitled "Sumner, Mississippi, c. 1970".  Well alright.

[Added] Spoon - "Written In Reverse"

Daytrotter: Frightened Rabbit

Head here to listen to the the Daytrotter set recorded a few days ago from Scottish breakouts, Frightened Rabbit. Look for their new album entitled, The Winter of Mixed Drinks due out sometime in the spring of 2010. Pretty fitting for a rainy Monday morning here in Missipp.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thought 2009 was good, here is what 2010 has in store...

As 2009 moves towards its final month why not start looking ahead to 2010? Grit Music will wrap up its first year at the end of December, but it looks like 2010 will be another exciting year. Here are a few albums to be looking forward to or go here and read about the 25 most anticipated.

Vampire Weekend - Contra
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Spoon - Transference

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Crazy New Videos

Yeasayer - "Ambling Alp"

Fever Ray - "Keep the Streets Empty For Me"

Major Lazer - "Keep It Going Louder"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

B.I.G - Miley Cyrus mash

Thanks to Gray Flora for the heads up.

"Party and Bullshit in the USA"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Track: Animal Collective - "Graze"

Off their upcoming EP due out digitally November 23rd entitled Fall Be Kind. Look out for what happens around the 3:00 mark. Hear it here.

Vid is Insane

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck - "Heaven Can Wait"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2 Tracks: Beach House - "Norway" + "Used to Be"

These tracks are off the highly anticipated new album called Teen Dream due out January 26th. Enjoy.

Monday, November 16, 2009


San Francisco's Girls made a pretty huge splash earlier this year after their debut album, aptly titled Album, hit the BNM section on Pitchfork, they released the NSFW (that's Not Safe For Work to all yous that don't know) video for their single "Lust for Life", and frontman Christopher Owens' crazy ass backstory was revealed. These 3 factors turned out to be a pretty nice catalyst to jump start a relatively unknown band into the limelight. Kind of helps also that the album is pretty solid. Check out all the links above, check out the safe for work video for their song "Laura", and stream the single "Lust for Life" below.

They have an open date on their tour between New Orleans and Birmingham on February 3rd, 2010. I think some folks are trying to get them to Jackson or Oxford. Who wants to help?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Black Friday

Posters by Alex Warren...

A Colour Revolt and Jonezetta song have been added to the playlist. Whoa.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Best Coast Single

We posted on Best Coast's fuzzy noise-pop when she released her killer song "Sun Was High (So Was I)" a while ago. Starting tomorrow you can snag her new single entitled "When I'm With You". Check out the single below and check out the B-side here.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Video: BlakRoc - "Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)"

Posted about this Black Keys/Hip hop project about a month and a half ago.

Kano - "Another Life"

More so of a must see...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

U2 with Jay-Z in Berlin

This video is a must see!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Paul Masson

Got a new country-folk sound for everyone to check out. His name is Paul Masson and he is out of Baltimore, MD. I asked him how he fell into the country-folk genre and his answer was fairly poignant:
"I'd say that the simplicity has a lot to do with a desire to capture the space that music can create when left to it's most basic components. And in the case of folk and country that leaves you with a singer, an acoustic guitar, drums, a bass, and a pedal steel guitar. Obviously more instruments could be included, but those were the ones that I heard in my head when I was writing these songs at my home. My favorite records all have this space as well. John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band is very sparse, but so powerful, Neil Young's "Harvest" leaves a lot to the imagination and almost the entire Hank Williams Sr. catalogue has that feel to it as well. I think music is often drowned in the idea of bigger this and that, and this record was made with the mindset that it was not going to sound like today's radio. I wanted it to have a more timeless feel, and I think after a lot of work we got it."
Simplicity and space definitely works on "My Girl Baltimore" a ballad about his love-affair with his home town where Masson's stark voice is complimented nicely with J. Tom Hnatow's (of These United States) pedal-steele. Check the song out at his myspace.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Florence and The Machine

Florence and The Machine are a great new British band. It's the moniker for Florence Welch and a cast of other musicians who provide the background for her outstanding vocal abilities. The band received their prominent push from the BBC and received exponentially more followers after doing a string of summer music festivals. The band's debut album, Lungs, was released physically in the U.S. on October 20th, 2009 via Island Records and earlier in the UK at the beginning of July. Chick's got some pipes. A cover of one of my personal favorites, Beirut's "Postcards from Italy", has been added to the playlist. Check out a live performance of their song "Between Two Lungs" below. Thanks to my homegirl, Beverly H-P, for the heads up.

The Rentals Fall EP

The Rentals, whose year in music is moving towards its end, has released Chapter 3 in their Songs About Time collection. The four song EP, along with the Spring and Summer releases, can be purchased for four dollars here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sufjan Steven's on the BQE

Here is a good interview of Sufjan on his most recent instrumental release, The BQE, as well as the solitude he finds in traffic.

They're Back!!!

Ok, so maybe you are not as excited about The Get Up Kids return to music as I am, but let me preface it first. This is one of the bands that helped me make the move from Limp Bizkit to Sunny Day Real Estate, from Creed to Creedence Clearwater Revival, from Eminem to Jurassic 5. This was one of the first bands that matured my musical tastes and led me to where I am today. Not to mention that they were an awesome 'emo' band whose lead singer would not face the crowd during a concert for fear that his tears would drown the mosh-pit. Daytrotter writes, "It was the band that epitomized all of the growing pains and all of the newfound obstacles, all of the welled up emotions and their related effects that came rushing during those days of being upperclassmen in high school and moving onto college years, when everything began to get just a little more testy and a lot more intense." Who can forget Four Minute Mile and Something to Write Home about ? Even their later release On a Wire was great. Needless to say, when my friend Gray told me that they were back and had four free songs here, I went as quick as I could with loads of anticipation. This, after all, is one of the bands that helped make indie music mainstream music. They have a new album that is ready to be released, they are touring, they are releasing a ten year anniversary edition of Something to Write Home About, they are back and I am very glad. Do yourself a favor, check out their daytrotter session, and wallow in late 90's nostalgia.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Video: Clipse ft. Rick Ross - "I'm Good (Remix)"

I've said it before, Clipse is my favorite hip hop duo hands down. Can't wait for Till the Casket Drops to drop. "Kinda Like a Big Deal" added to the playlist.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Video: Ramona Falls - "I Say Fever"

Menomena offshoot Ramona Falls.

Julian Casablancas

Frontman of The Strokes debut solo record comes out this Tuesday. A little late on posting about it obviously, but what brings it up is that I danced my ass off to this bit-of-cheese single all Halloween night, so there. The album is entitled Phrazes for the Young. Enjoy.

Friday, October 30, 2009

In Case You Missed It...

The Swell Season performing "Low Rising" on The Tonight Show w/ Conan O'brien 10/29.

New Yeasayer Single

Sorry for the two week hiatus. If you think we're gone, you're wrong.
Yeasayer had a break out with 2007's All Hour Cymbals and their follow-up entitled Odd Blood is scheduled for release on February 19th. The new single is entitled "Ambling Alp". Stream the song here. Download for free here.

Friday, October 16, 2009

In Case You Missed It...

Built to Spill perform "Oh Yeah" on Letterman 10/15. Heavy guitars...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Good Stuff from a Good Man/Band

The Tallest Man on Earth has free songs here!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Grizzly Bear + Beach House on Conan

Endure the 30 second commercial beforehand. It's worth it...

Also, be sure to check out The Flaming Lips on Conan tonight. Their new record Embryonic is receiving excellent reviews.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The List

Rosanne Cash, daughter of legend Johnny Cash, released a pretty intriguing album this past Tuesday that I want share with everyone. The album entitled The List is a collection of 12 songs that she took off a list called "100 Essential Country Songs" that her father gave her when she was young. Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jeff Tweedy, and Rufus Wainwright all accompany Cash on the album. The story aired on NPR today and you can check the full article out here, but here is a quote from Cash to peak your interest:

"When I was 18 years old, I went on the road with my dad after I graduated from high school. And we were riding on the tour bus one day, kind of rolling through the South, and he mentioned a song," Cash says. "We started talking about songs, and he mentioned one, and I said I don't know that one. And he mentioned another. I said, 'I don't know that one either, Dad,' and he became very alarmed that I didn't know what he considered my own musical genealogy. So he spent the rest of the afternoon making a list for me, and at the end of the day, he said, 'This is your education.' And across the top of the page, he wrote '100 Essential Country Songs.'"

The album is available for full stream here. A little country twang for the grit music pages. Enjoy

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

2 New Frightened Rabbit Tracks

Go here to stream 2 new songs from one of the break-out bands of 2008, Frightened Rabbit. To follow up last year's success of The Midnight Organ Fight, the band has a new record coming out sometime this coming spring. The new tracks are "Swim Until You Can't See Land" and "Fun Stuff". "The Twist" has been added to the playlist from their previous record.

Releases of Note 10/6

There are so many releases today that adding photos of the album covers would make this post way too long. So, here goes anyway.

Air - Love 2 [Astralwerks] stream

Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer 12" EP [Sub Pop] stream

Built to Spill - There Is No Enemy [Warner Bros.] stream

Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones [Anti-] stream

The Dutchess & the Duke - Sunset/Sunrise [Hardly Art] songs

Gogol Bordello - Live from Axis Mundi [Side One Dummy]

Hockey - Mind Chaos [Capitol] stream

Massive Attack - Splitting the Atom EP [Virgin] stream

Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come [4AD] stream

No Age - Losing Feeling EP [Sub Pop]

Noah and the Whale - First Days of Spring [Interscope] stream

A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head [Mute] songs

Port O'Brien - Threadbare [TBD] songs

The Ravonettes - In and Out of Control [Vice] stream

Sufjan Stevens/Osso - Run Rabbit Run [Asthmatic Kitty] stream

Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy [Matador] stream <---killer

Vic Chestnut - Skitter On Take-Off [Vapor] song preview

Friday, October 2, 2009

Let the argument begin...

Paste says 9.6; Pitchfork says 5.8; Spin says 7; Rolling Stone says 7 as well. Where do you stand on The Avett Brother's newest release I and Love and You. Proper timing for a poppier upgrade or loss of the intrinsic rough roots? This album looks like its going to be a hit this fall, but it may be a hit with your receptionist who places the album right next to her Lady GaGa album. Sell-out or simply sold? What do you think?

Live pic of the Brother's Avett at ACL about an hour ago. Thanks to Harris for the up to the minute photos. Seem to have a big crowd.

New Dead Weather Video

Jack White and his current rockfit The Dead Weather have released a new video for the song "I Cut Like a Buffalo."

Thoughts? Can I get some thoughts on the album Horehound? It is a nice Bo Diddley guitar.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Song from Dead Man's Bones

Ryan Gosling and his boy Zach Shields' new project, Dead Man's Bones, have offered up another song from their forthcoming album due out October 6th via Anti- records. Check out our previous post on the band here. The album is currently streaming for free on their MySpace page. Check out the new song below.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Perfect For This Time of Year

Just about this time every year, on the cusp of October and running pretty much through the entire month, I find myself turning back to this record. It's happened to me without fail for the past 3 or 4 years, and I can't tell if it's subconscious or not.

Built to Spill's Keep It Like A Secret came out in '99, and I'm a little frustrated I didn't come across it till around 2005. Stupid. I guess back in 1999 I was still listening to 99 Jamz here in Jackson, MS, which was great by the way. Also, of note are some of the Grammy nominees from 1999: Brandy & Monica, Celine Dion, Goo Goo Dolls, Shania Twain, Backstreet Boys, Eagle-Eye-Cherry, and Shawn Mullins, to name a few. How many more times can I say "99"? I digress. Anyhow, it's a great album for opening the windows to your home, car, or office (if allowed), and play the whole way through. Some of you readers will probably say, "Oh, but his voice, I don't like his voice", to which I'll say, "just shut up and give it a few spins with the breeze." For your listening pleasure "The Plan" and "Carry the Zero" have been added to the playlist. Buy the whole thing if it feels good. Let us know what you think. What's your favorite album for fall?

On October 6th they will be releasing a new album entitled There Is No Enemy.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Avett Brothers Free Stream

I and Love and You HERE! Free and complete.

In Case You Missed It...

The Avett Brothers performing "I and Love and You" on Letterman 9/28

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Free Music

Since free music is all the rage and cheap music is almost as good, I am continually scouring the internet in search of the best and the brightest musical acts that are also free or cheap. Obviously spinner is one of my favorite locations to check out new releases, but there are other options out there as well. Here are some of this weeks free listens:

1) Head on over to daytrotter and pick up four free songs from one of my favorite twangier acts Dead Confederate. While you are there, scroll through the archives and find hundreds of free songs from some great artists.

2) Spinner's popularity among artists is obviously taking off as more and more CD's are posted each week. This week choose from over 35 free new releases including releases from: Pearl Jam, Amy Millan, Islands, David Gray, Girls, and many more. Check them out here...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Diggin' This Track

Tip of the cap to my boy Samo for showing me this track. It was featured on his Summer Sequence II mix that's available for download below the playlist. Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle is a collaboration between French actress Emmanuelle Seigner and the band Ultra Orange. Ultra Orange had two records out in France before teaming up with Seigner, and the song "Don't Kiss Me Goodbye" garnered some attention after it was featured in the soundtrack for the Academy award nominated flick The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Check it out below.

Releases of Note 9/22

Monsters of Folk album drops today. I've heard that there are better songs on the rest of the record after hearing the less than extraordinary single "Say Please". For a nice little Q & A with the band head on over to Paste Magazine. In support of the record's release today, Monsters of Folk will also be performing on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien tonight.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kitty Snacks Issue # 2

From co-creator David Swider:
We are pleased to announce the release of Kitty Snack issue two on
Tuesday, September 29. Kitty Snacks is a small literary magazine
maintained in Oxford, Mississippi and showcases writers and artists
both unknown and known. The second issue features short fiction,
poetry, interviews, drawings, and a cover designed by Len Clark of
Legendary Shark Press. Some of the writers featured are current
Grisham writer-in-residency John Brandon--his first novel Arkansas was
published by McSweeney's last year--Mississippi native and author of
Big World, Mary Miller, New York writer and author of Farewell
Navigator, Leni Zumas, author of the short story collection Tunneling
to the Center of Earth, Kevin Wilson, as well as work from Suzanna
Best, Jimmy Chen, Phil Estes, Howie Good, Savannah Louise, Ben Segal,
Josh Burwell, and many more. This issue also contains interviews with
several documentary filmmakers such as the director of Sherman's
March, Ross McElwee, director of the Silver Jew's documentary Silver
Jew, Matthew Robison, and the director of the Arthur Russell based
documentary, Matt Wolf.

To celebrate the release of the second issue there will be a party at
Southside Gallery on the Square on Tuesday, September 29 at 8 p.m. The
party is open to the public and will be the first place to get a copy
of issue two. There will be readings by some featured and some
non-featured writers as well as short films and beer. You can browse
the art in Southside too. Admission for the event is ten dollars.
Included with admission is a limited copy of the magazine, a raffle
ticket featuring many great items from around Oxford and elsewhere,
and booze. An after party is scheduled at Ajax diner right down the
street starting around 10 p.m. which will be open to the public and
free. The afterparty will feature music by Dent May's country outfit
Cowboy Maloney's Electric City and Oxford's very own mega lo-fi
experience FLIGHT. After the release party copies of issue two may be
purchased at Off Square Books or online.

Twilight: New Moon Soundtrack...WTF?

from p4k...out Oct. 20th
2. Band of Skulls - "Friends"
3. Thom Yorke - "Hearing Damage"
4. Lykke Li - "Possibility"
5. The Killers - "A White Demon Love Song"
6. Anya Marina - "Satellite Heart"
7. Muse - "I Belong to You(New Moon Remix)"
8. Bon Iver & St. Vincent - "Rosyln"
9. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Done All Wrong"
10. Hurricane Bells - "Monsters"
11. Sea Wolf - "The Violet Hour"
12. Ok Go - "Shooting the Moon"
13. Grizzly Bear - "Slow Life"
14. Editors - "No Sound But the Wind"
15. Alexandre Desplat - "New Moon(The Meadow)"

New Los Campesinos!

Los Campesinos!, Spanish for "peasants" or "country people", are a group from Wales who broke out last year with their well received track "You! Me! Dancing!" that turned up on a lot of best of, year end lists for 2008. They're in the process of mixing a new record, but it likely won't be out until sometime next year via Wichita Recordings. For now we can just chew on this new track.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Monsters of Folk

Monsters of Folk, the supergroup containing Conor Oberst, Jim James, and M. Ward, is set to release their self-titled album this week. Amazon, however, is offering it in advance for only $3.99. Go here to purchase, but the offer ends today!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rubik - Da Da Bandits

One more new release of note, Rubik, the finnish indie outfit previously posted about here, has released it's debut LP Da Da Bandits. You can stream the full album for free here but there is no need. This is one of the best albums of the year and is a release I have been anticipating for several months now. The song "Wasteland" is available on the last post, but check out "Goji Berries" below!

Rubik - "Goji Berries"

Don't forget! SANDERS BOHLKE this Friday at the Auditorium.

In Case You Missed It...

Phoenix performing "1901" on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 9/15
In other TV news, The Flaming Lips will be the first band to ever debut an album on They will also perform on The Colbert Report tonight. Also, Yeah Yeah Yeahs will perform on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien tonight.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Chad VanGaalen B-sides

The B-sides from Chad VanGaalen's latest release Soft Airplane have just been made available for free by going to his website here. Take a look at our previous write up on VanGaalen here. I recommend you check out his song "Willow Tree" which has been moved back up to the top on the playlist, and below you can listen to one of the B-sides.

Releases of Note 9/15

The Dodos - Time to Die
"Fables" has been added to the playlist.

Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Full stream here. "Pursuit of Happiness" featuring MGMT and Ratatat has been added to the playlist.

Also, Phoenix will be performing on The Tonight Show w/ Conan O'Brien this evening.

Monday, September 14, 2009


What if one album featured Mos Def, RZA, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, M.O.P.'s Billy Danze, Jim Jones, the late Ol' Dirty Bastard, and....The Black Keys? Would you listen? I sure as hell am listening and find this shit to be pretty dope. This new project is pioneered by the Keys, hip-hop mogul Damon Dash, and MC Jim Jones and these dudes are calling themselves BlakRoc. All the collaborators on the record have formed the label BlakRoc to release the album scheduled out on November 27th. Check out the first track available from the record which features Mos Def singing over a Black Keys riff, Jim Jones' nasty flow, and the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach providing the cryptic, backing "la las". Click here to see a little video tease job. I'm excited.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

When the Devil's Loose

Go now. Go to eMusic, Amazon, iTunes, or wherever you go to purchase your music and get A.A. Bondy's newest album When the Devil's Loose now. Think Josh Ritter, Ray Lamontagne, Jeff Buckley. Ballad folk with a twist of Felice (Ian Felice of The Felice Brothers played along in the album). Simple melody with solid lyricism to sway to, drive to, or cry to. You can stream the album in its entirety here or listen to a selected song below. Get this album!