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Album Review: Swet Shop Boys – Cashmere

Timely does not even begin to describe the new record from NYC rappers Heems and Riz MC, a.k.a. Swet Shop Boys. While it’s depressing as hell, these two dudes seriously could not have picked a better week to drop an album about basic human rights being put up into contention. As the race towards VotingRead more…

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Album Review: Heems – Eat Pray Thug

“Product of partition” – that’s how Himanshu Suri, a.k.a. Heems, defines himself on Eat Pray Thug closer “Patriot Act”. On that track, he talks about how growing up as a man of Indian descent in post-9/11 NYC was a nightmare. “From then on they called all of us Osama”, he recalls towards the end, “ThoseRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Today, Canadian electro group A Tribe Called Red have unveiled a previously unreleased song they worked on with Das Racist for an imcomplete LP. Unfortunately, Das Racist broke up last year, while they were working on that album, so it probably won’t see the light of day. The track features verses from both Heems andRead more…

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Monday Music News

Is it a joke? Is it not a joke? Recently at a show in Germany, Das Racist‘s Heems (a.k.a. Himanshu Suri) spilled the beans: “You guys wanna know the secret? … Das Racist is breaking up and we’re not a band anymore.” Though Heems was alone when he made that statement, Kool A.D. tweeted soonRead more…

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Thursday Music News

photo by Renata Steiner

As we announced yesterday, Yo La Tengo will return with a new album, Fade, on January 15. This morning, the band released a video for a new track called “Before We Run,” directed by Georgia Hubley’s sister Emily. The animated video, which runs for over six minutes, features the same tree that graces the album’sRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Now that the Fall Fundraising Drive is over here at the station (thanks to everyone who donated), Rocktober marches on with another great week of shows ahead. On Tuesday, everyone’s favorite¬†Gossip plays at Showbox at the Market, and on Wednesday night Das Racist plays there too. Thursday night, Admiral Fallow is at Tractor Tavern. FridayRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Seattle electronic band Beat Connection has debuted the first single from their upcoming full length release Palace Garden. “Palace Garden, 4am” sees the band going in a wonderful new direction, complete with vibrant live drums and Tom Eddy’s gorgeous vocals. Palace Garden will be out June 19 on Moshi Moshi/Tenderage Records. See them at Sasquatch!Read more…

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Thursday Music News

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is releasing a solo EP under the name Baio. The Sunburn EP will be an electronically-driven project with Vampire Weekend’s usual prep/tropical vibe seen throughout. The EP comes out on May 21st. Listen to the lead track “Tanto” below, featuring Matias Aguayo: Despite Damon Albarn’s recent claims that the bandRead more…

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Album Review: Himanshu/Kool A.D.

At the end of last year, Das Racist announced that each of its three members would be releasing solo mixtapes in 2012. It’s only early February, but two of the members have already released them! How do they expect the world to keep up with this much Das Racist? Nobody knows. All that we canRead more…

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Album Review: Chairlift – Something

Chairlift is one of those bands that you’ve probably heard a bunch of times before but you could never name if you were asked to. They’ve been around the block since 2005 and done almost everything. They’ve made music for haunted houses, were featured on an iPod Nano commercial in 2008, and got a VMARead more…

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