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Watch Young Thug, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Pusha T, & Dozens More On 42-Minute Posse Cut The Rap Monument
Dec 18, 2014 1:16pm | StereoGum

Up until today, the Game’s 13-minute, 25-rapper “One Blood” remix has been the final word in absurd, overlong rap posse cuts. But now Noisey & Hennessy have outdone it by putting together the 42-minute, 36-rapper “The Rap Monument.” The new track has verses from a deeply ridiculous number of rappers. Plenty of them are relative unknowns, but there are some heavy hitters in there, as well. Pusha T, the only “Rap Monument” rapper who was also on the “One Blood” remix, gets the leadoff spot. The track also features Young Thug, YG, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Raekwon, Prodigy, Problem, Heems, and Yak Ballz, all going in over a beat from Hudson Mohawke, S-Type, and Nick Hook. In the video, we see all these rappers recording their verses, most of them reading lyrics from phones. Inexplicably, all cuss words are silenced. Watch it below.

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Watch Young Thug, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Pusha T, Others Rap On 42-Minute Posse Cut
Dec 18, 2014 1:16pm | StereoGum

Up until today, the Game’s 13-minute, 25-rapper “One Blood” remix has been the final word in absurd, overlong rap posse cuts. But now Noisey has outdone it by putting together the 42-minute, 36-minute “The Rap Monument.” The new track has verses from a deeply ridiculous number of rappers. Plenty of them are relative unknowns, but there are some heavy hitters in there, as well. Pusha T, the only “Rap Monument” rapper who was also on the “One Blood” remix, gets the leadoff spot. The track also features Young Thug, YG, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Raekwon, Prodigy, Problem, Heems, and Yak Ballz, all going in over a beat from Hudson Mohawke, S-Type, and Nick Hook. In the video, we see all these rappers recording their verses, most of them reading lyrics from phones. Inexplicably, all cuss words are silenced. Watch it below.

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Stream Jean Deauxs Soular System Vol. 1: Dark Matter[s]
Dec 18, 2014 1:10pm | CMJ

Here’s an exciting thing. We’ve been waiting for rising Chicago artist Jean Deaux to drop her Soular System mixtape ever since we heard word of it back in 2013, but she’d been quiet for most of this year. Now, the first part of the two-part mixtape, Dark Matter[s], is available to download. The 11-track project wades through foggy-headed R&B (Equilibrium Rough Final), hard-to-reach pop nuggets (VOODOO) and faded, ambient rapping (A CROWS INTERLUDE). Stream the whole thing below and download it here.

The post Stream Jean Deaux’s Soular System Vol. 1: Dark Matter[s] appeared first on CMJ.


The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball, Small Brown Bike, Beach Slang, Manchester Orchestra, more to play Skate & Surf 2015
Dec 18, 2014 1:09pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Asbury Park's Skate & Surf Festival returns in 2015 on May 16 & 17, and the initial lineup was just announced, via Property of Zack. There's some cool names this year, including Small Brown Bike, Beach Slang, The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball, Manchester Orchestra, Dropkick Murphys, Dads, The Scandals, The Wonder Years and more (along with some less cool things like Atilla). Still more TBA too, but you can check out the full initial lineup below. Tickets go on sale at 8 PM today (12/18).

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Rare vinyl that Jack White upholstered into furniture has been found
Dec 18, 2014 1:06pm | Fact Magazine

Possibly Jack White’s quirkiest vinyl release ever.

Before the White Stripes took off, Jack White was part of garage punk duo The Upholsterers with family friend Brian Muldoon, from whom he learned the upholstery trade and was first introduced to punk.

In 2000, the band released 100 copies of a 7″ single, Makers of High Grade Suites, allegedly upholstering copies in the furniture on which they worked. Now, two copies of a second single, Your Furniture Was Always Dead… I Was Just Afraid To Tell You, has been found hidden in furniture, as well.

White’s Third Man Records reports that Your Furniture Was Always Dead… was recorded and hidden in 2004 to celebrate the 25th year of Muldoon’s furniture business. The artwork is below, done by Detroit artist Gordon Newton.

Earlier this year, White released the world’s fasted record and saw his Lazaretto LP named the best selling vinyl since 1994, and the Vinyl Factory explored the wonders of Third Man Records. [via CoS]


Listen to The Rap Monument, the be-all and end-all of posse tracks
Dec 18, 2014 1:05pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Earlier this month, Eminem premiered a remix for “Detroit Vs. Everybody”, effectively pushing the confines of the posse track to its outer limits by recruiting nearly 20 Motor City MCs for the 16-minute rework. Not to be outdone, Noisey has now enlisted a mind-boggling 36 rappers (!!!) for “The Rap Monument”. And yet despite the sheer number of talent, I was somehow not invited.

Spanning some 42 minutes, this album-length track features contributions from Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Raekwon, Pusha T, Action Bronson, Heems, Young Thug, Flatbush Zombies, CyHi da Prince, and many, many more (the full list below), alongside production from Hudson Mohawke, Nick Hook, and S-Type. Ignoring the sheer impressiveness of assembling practically every living rapper on Earth, the track itself is a truly wild experience, a maddening rush of near-endless wordplay and braggery supplemented by beats that hit on every sonic concept from trap to gospel and beyond. Clear a solid hour out of todays calendar and watch the accompanying video below.

“The Rap Monument” Roster:
Pusha T
Bryant Dope
Go Dreamer
Retch
Nipsey Hussle
Problem
Danny Brown
Mayhem Lauren
Raekwon da Chef
Vado
Kilo Kish
Flatbush Zombies
Renegade El Rey
Rockie Fresh
Pill
Bodega Bamz
Remy Banks
Killer Mike
Del Harris
Y...


Todd Terje remixed Dolly Parton's "Jolene" (stream), playing NYC in January ++ other dates
Dec 18, 2014 1:01pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Norway's kitschy king of the dancefloor, Todd Terje, released one of 2014's best records, It's Album Time, which threw together a lot of different styles all under the special care of his particular aesthetic. Terje is also a master of the remix and edit, both of which come into play on his reworking of Dolly Parton's 1973 classic "Jolene." The song's signature elements -- the light fingerpicking, Dolly's voice -- remain intact as Terry lays down disco hi-hats, bongos and keyboards. It may be the best marriage of country and dance music since Tammy Wynette worked with The KLF. The remix was created especially for Chandelier Creative's 2014 holiday party and while the whole thing hasn't been released, you can stream a chunk of it below.

Todd was in Brooklyn in 2013 for his short collaborative tour with fellow Norwegian Lindstrom. Todd's coming back to NYC in less than a month, playing live in NYC at Verboten on January 15. Free Magic is also on the bill and tickets are on sale now. There's been no word of a North American tour but he does have other far-flung dates lined up for 2015, and all are listed, along with the "Jolene" remix, below...

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Listen: Meat Wave - Mystery (Wipers cover)
Dec 18, 2014 1:00pm | The Line Of Best Fit
The trio will release their seven-track short-player, Brother, 19 January via Brace Yourself.>

Video Premiere: Chew Toys Leather Sweater, Plus Q&A
Dec 18, 2014 12:36pm | CMJ

Chew Toys – Photo by Steve Gidlow

The Chew Toys’ self-titled debut LP, released in August on their own label, Noise Barn, was an overlooked lash of trash-punk snarl. It jumped around some—a bit smashy garage, a bit pop punk chirp, fuzz-rock, fast sludge, even some acoustic flights of fancy—all in service to tales of drunken revelry or rage. Not only have the Los Angeles pair given us a premiere of their new video for Leather Sweater, but they whipped up some thoughts about it, bears, Xmas hate and much more.

Dig the new video below, and read on to learn about the world of the Chew Toys.

Jay (drums/vocals): We just had a silly idea to get drunk and write songs about our friends and take the piss out of stuff.
Kev (guitar/vocals): I had a two-piece punk outfit with my ex, Greg, whos actually in the Leather Sweater video with us. That band kind of fell apart, and then a band Jay was in imploded just before they were to play this big party out in Joshua Tree. We decided to throw together a set to see if we could pull it off, and we kept on going. We just started playing out on the punk scene in L.A. and the crowds got bigger, so we decided to make a record. It felt preposterous, so of course we had to.

Do you consider yourself a part of any musical scene out in California?
K: Yeah, were pretty happy in the scene thats sprung ...


Watch: Emily Haines - Lightning Strikes
Dec 18, 2014 12:27pm | The Line Of Best Fit
The frontwoman of Metric has shared a new track that was created in conjunction with GoldieBlox, a toy maker that aims to get more girls interested in engineering.>

Early Jack White Singles Found Hidden In Furniture
Dec 18, 2014 12:21pm | StereoGum

In the early 2000s, Jack White was in the Upholsterers, a short-lived project with fellow Detroit musician and drummer Brian Muldoon (of the Muldoons). The duo pressed 100 copies of their second single, “Your Furniture Was Always Dead … I Was Just Afraid To Tell You,” and then hid them in furniture being reupholstered by Muldoon at the business he worked at. White and Muldoon hid these singles ten years ago, in 2004, and apparently two people have only now reported finding them. Third Man Records shared the album cover art, designed by the Detroit-based artist Gordon Newton. There’s no word yet on whether or not these singles will be re-pressed for purchase, but you should probably start tearing into your old furniture now.





The Best of ESSENTIAL ALBUMS in 2014: 10 great artists talk influential records
Dec 18, 2014 12:01pm | Chart Attack
In Essential Albums our favourite artists dig up five records that they consider Essential by any definition they like. 

There's a reason "what are your influences?" has become such a cliched interview question to ask a musician. Sure, it's a question you can ask anyone without doing any real research, but there's more to it than that. Artists don't just create in a vaccuum. They're music fans too, and often they have the most passionate criticisms of anyone. Entire sites have formed based on this premise.

In our Essential Albums feature, we try to use that basic question as a way into an artist's psyche, an oblique angle into their creative process, a direct link to their brain (or at least their record collection). We spent the year taking a personal tour through the industrial genre, learning how comedy influences music and vice versa, and discovering one of the most influential indie bands of all time was influenced by one specific Beatles song. We've compiled our favourite picks below.

Pixies on The Beatles, The Beatles (1968)

Joey Santiago: Every time I listen to it, I just find another sonic detail. Like, whats that? Was that a dub? Was that a tape splice? Its interesting. The production of it is so adventurous. The little studio tricks they do are very, very, very, very subtle, very psychedelic. Its the t...


Chrissie Hynde at KOKO in London
Dec 18, 2014 12:00pm | The Line Of Best Fit
The Pretenders singer plays a headline show in Camden. Steve Asenjo shoots.>

Dawn Richard releasing 'Blackheart' (video), playing shows
Dec 18, 2014 11:59am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

R&B singer Dawn Richard's last album was 2013's Goldenheart, and she's since revealed that it is the first in a planned album trilogy. The second intallment, Blackheart, is coming on January 15, 2015, two years to the date after its predecessor. Its first single, "Blow," is out now. The production here dives a little deeper into heavy electronics than her last album, and similarly to that one, it's not really "indie R&B" but it's not exactly standard radio fare either. You can watch the video (dir. Monty Marsh) for the single and check out the album artwork below.

Dawn also has two shows scheduled following the release of the album, one in NYC and one in California. The NYC show happens January 22 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Full tour schedule, with the video and LP artwork, below...

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Watch: Indiana - Only The Lonely
Dec 18, 2014 11:59am | The Line Of Best Fit
Indiana's "Only The Lonely" single is out now, and precedes her debut LP No Romeo, which is due out 26 January via Epic.>
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