This is one of my fave political tracks. It’s called Politics. That’s direct enough, innit? From Oakland’s collectiv underground hip-hop site. Brilliant.
Theory – “Politics” mp3 (play/download)
Cinematic, spacious, and poetic, the songs of Laughingstock pull you in with layered textures while celebrating the victories, defeats, and spirituality of everyday life. “Like Texas” is a quiet little epic metaphor for America’s largest contradiction.
“Like Texas“ (play/download mp3)
The Shins combine beautifully crafted pop with inspirational hyper-intellectual lyrics. Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Shins create music for smart pop connoisseurs. Their witty songwriting is a dream come true for Literature lovers like myself (and you). So put on your thinking cap and enjoy, smarty pants!
“Kissing the Lipless“ (play/download mp3)
Bassbin Twins (one guy named: Pete) is one artist that’s hard to catch live. His fall “tour” had exactly 3 dates; the final date was at the premiere monthly breaks party in San Francisco – TRBL. The club was sufficiently packed considering it was a typical Friday night in SF with PantyRaid, Vibesquad, and the Plump DJs all playing at the same time. Bassbin Twins reclusiv-ivity works to his advantage, guaranteeing the crowd was almost exclusively Twin fans. Playing in the back of Anu, a horribly dark DJ bar on 6th street, Bassbin Twins did what he does best, lacing the crowd with beats that went from dubsteppy breaks, hip-hop remixes, and straight up breakbeat bliss. At the end of his set the crowd was sweaty, the bass bins got a workout, and TRBL resident, and birthday boy, Ground_Control’s arm was soar from cheering the reclusive breaks master. Here’s a little taste of what you missed with:
Bassbin Twins – “Quick Mix“ (play/download)
Peep Bassbin Twins’ official website.
If you are already a Livedrive user, your software will alert you to the new release soon. It’s being rolled out over the next 14 days, but if you want to jump in and get it now, just go to your Livedrive portal, to download the new software. I am doing this as we speak, will let you know how it goes!
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Canadian born and current Berlin resident Circlesquare has been making dreamy records held up with solid electronic textures and falsetto vocals way before Beck made that shit cool. “Non-Revival Alarm” is off Pre-Earthquake Anthem, an album that took 2-years to record, and is a great intro to the man’s sound.
“Non-Revival Alarm“ (play/download mp3)