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Album Review: Vince Staples – Prima Donna

While he’s been building steam for quite some time now, California rapper Vince Staples hit most people’s radar hard with last year’s excellent double LP studio debut, Summertime ’06. Here, Vince showcased far more than bloodthirsty hooks and ravaging technique – he also displayed a keen awareness of the world around him, all starting fromRead more…

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Album Review: Clams Casino – 32 Levels

There are few producers on the scene today with as much silent sway as Clams Casino. Over the last six years especially, the New Jersey beat-maker has completely changed the approach to emotion and empathy in beat-making. Artists like A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, and Vince Staples have been able to thrive thanks to his uniqueRead more…

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TV Eye: Week of 6/8

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, June 8th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Alabama Shakes The Late Late Show withRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2014: Sunday Part 2 – A$AP Rocky, RAC, Angel Olsen and more!

Every summer, the crowds pack into Pike street between Broadway and 12th to throw a party unlike any other. Capitol Hill Block Party is a tried and true block party, rocking the streets until 12:30 in the morning, showering them in confetti, and giving both attendees and nearby Capitol Hill apartment dwellers a show toRead more…

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Friday Music News

A$AP Rocky and French producer Gesaffelstein have shared their killer track for the highly-anticipated film Divergent. “In Distress” pulls no punches and I can already hear it blasting over an intense sci-fi fight scene. The Divergent soundtrack (out on March 11) will also include new music from Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, and manyRead more…

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Friday Music News

Today you can stream M.I.A.‘s entire new album Matangi a few days before its official release. This album has faced a long road, but it’s obvious that M.I.A. did not compromise her creativity. Take a listen to the exuberant track “Come Walk With Me” below, and stream the entire album on her YouTube page. [Pitchfork]

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Out This Week 1/15

Things are picking up! In the world of new releases, that is. 2013 has fully arrived, and as you head back to work, school or whatever your day-to-day, it’s time to put record shopping back into your regular routine. The shelves of your favorite record shops are now being lined with anticipated new LPs, likeRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Well, that Paul McCartney/Nirvana thing happened. Macca “jammed” with former grunge-rockers Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic (plus Foo Fighter Pat Smear) at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit show at Madison Square Garden last night. The quartet (or “Sirvana,” as Spin┬áhas dubbed them) debuted a new song called “Cut Me Some Slack,” which features some furiousRead more…

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Thursday Music News

The Very Best are back at it with new album MTMTMK out July 17 (that’s the cover art above). Yesterday, they released another new track, called “We Ok”, featuring Somalian-Canadian rapper K’naan. As can be expected, the track is bursting with energy and will make you happy regardless of what else has happened this week.Read more…

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Wednesday Music News

Indie-rockers WHY? released the title track from their upcoming E.P. Sod In The Seed. Lead singer Yoni Wolf raps, or more accurately speak-sings in a style reminiscent of indie alt-rock icon CAKE, what appears to be highly articulate nonsense, under which lies a somber description of the numbness that accompanies modest success in today’s musicRead more…

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