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Caveman Never Going Back
Feb 4, 2016 1:13pm | StereoGum
CavemanBrooklyn indie rockers Caveman haven been relatively quiet since their excellent self-titled album three years ago. That album showed incredible growth, and it seems their sound has stretched even more on their newest offering "Never Going Back," the lead single from their third LP, Otero War, due this summer. On "Never Going Back," … More »

STAFF PICKS: Hotel Paranoia is Jazz Cartiers coronation
Feb 4, 2016 1:12pm | Chart Attack
Staff Picks is an exploration of the albums the Chart Attack office can't stop streaming.

Jazz Cartier, Hotel Paranoia

"2015 was practice," Jazz Cartier raps like a refrain throughout his new album Hotel Paranoia. That's a big claim considering just how big his 2015 was, raising him from a buzz kid into a legit threat on the back of a huge statement mixtape Marauding in Paradise. But this album delivers, taking his dark swagger and eclectic-yet-unified Lantz production and elevating it even further. From the opening moments, he exudes confidence, like on "Talk Of The Town" when he repeats, "I'm the prince of the city / I'm the talk of the town / No one is fucking with me / cause I am not fuckin' around." He's well aware that Toronto is buzzing for him, a city that's proud to stand behind a new talent reaching for the crown.

It's instantly clear that Lantz and Jacuzzi have stomped on 2015 to prop themselves up to higher levels. Hotel Paranoia builds a new cinematic world from the one he built in Marauding In Paradise, an all-encompassing mood that could easily live in the Overlook Hotel. Sprinkling hi-hats and snares, pitched-up samples, synth flourishes, dark church hall ambience, operatic backing vocals and pounding horns make up the deeply layered, passionate and career pushing album.

"Red Alert" is the first time we've heard Jazz on a radio-ready single. ...

Stream Boosie Badazz Out My Feelings (In My Past)
Feb 4, 2016 1:11pm | StereoGum
Boosie Badazz - Out My Feelings In My PastOn the first day of 2016, the embattled Baton Rouge street-rap hero Lil Boosie dropped In My Feelings (Goin' Thru It), a self-released album that felt like Boosie's attempt to process, in real time, his battle with cancer. Now, barely a month later, Boosie has a whole new album, as Nah Right … More »

Parquet Courts Are Back
Feb 4, 2016 1:09pm | CMJ

It’s been kind of a long spell since we’ve seen releases from some version of Parquet Courts/Parkay Quartz. Well, “long” for this active Brooklyn bunch. But the original iteration is back in full swing. They’ve announced their new album, Human Performance, there’s a hefty U.S. tour all set (with some UK shows right after), and […]

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Tigertown Make It Real (Stereogum Premiere)
Feb 4, 2016 1:00pm | StereoGum
TIGERTOWNAussie quartet Tigertown are gearing up to release their five-track Lonely Cities EP this Friday. They've already released the stellar title track and "Bullet From The Gun." Today, they sneak in one last drop by sharing "Make It Real". This thing is huge, stretching out quickly like a growth spurt in … More »

Magrudergrind releasing 'II' (stream "Black Banner"), playing shows, including NYC with Mutilation Rites (dates)
Feb 4, 2016 1:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Magrudergrind in Miami in 2013 (more by Kris Alan Carter)

New York via DC grindcore monsters are prepping their new LP II, which is out February 12 on Relapse. We already posted the new song "Sacrificial Hire," and now we've got the premiere of another track from that album, "Black Banner." This new song is much less overtly grindy than "Sacrificial Hire." It's a comparative slow-burn, a 3-minute statement on pure crush and groove that works with chugging guitar figure and twists it into new shapes that, just when you've got a good head-bob going, yanks your neck in another direction. You can stream it below.

Magrudergrind are touring behind the new album. They've got that NYC show at The Acheron on February 19 with Mutilation Rites, Triac and Incendiary (tickets) before they head on a long run of European dates with Primitive Man. After that they'll play that huge Decibel Show in Philly and head on a US tour with Yautja, although those dates have yet to be announced.

You can pre-order II over at Relapse now. Stream "Black Banner," along with "Sacrificial Hire" and another new song called "Regressive Agenda," and check out all dates, below.

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Future Fly Shit Only
Feb 4, 2016 12:38pm | StereoGum
FutureYesterday, we learned that Future, possibly our greatest working rapper, has a new album called EVOL ready to come out on Saturday, only a couple of weeks after he gave us the Purple Reign mixtape. And today, the album's closing track "Fly Shit Only" debuted on Beats 1 Radio. It's a kaleidoscopic, … More »

Elephant Stone ready new LP (listen to "Where I'm Going"), announce March tour dates, including SXSW
Feb 4, 2016 12:38pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Elephant Stone

Montreal's Elephant Stone have a new album on the way titled Ship of Fools. You can hear a bit of it right now via single "Where I'm Going" which is full-on dance rock, in their distinctly psychedelic way, mind you. Listen below.

Elephant Stone will be on tour in March surrounding their appearance at this year's SXSW. They'll play NYC on the way back from Austin, hitting Baby's All Right on March 20 with Las Rosas and Fascinator. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

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Holy Ghost! Crime Cutz
Feb 4, 2016 12:30pm | StereoGum
Holy Ghost! - As promised, Holy Ghost! have released their first new original track since 2013's Dynamics. The Brooklyn duo's single is officially released tomorrow, but they debuted "Crime Cutz" today on Zane Lowe's Beats1 show. It's the title track to an upcoming new EP of the same name that'll be out in April. Listen below. More »

Deftones Prayers / Triangles
Feb 4, 2016 12:28pm | StereoGum
DeftonesWe celebrated emotional '90s metal warriors Deftones when Adrenaline, their first album, turned 20 last year, and it's only right that we celebrate them again now that they've got new music coming out. The band's last album was 2012's Koi No Yokan, and now they've announced that they've got a new album called Gore … More »

Parquet Courts announce new album, Human Performance, share Dust and Outside listen
Feb 4, 2016 12:20pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Photo by Ben Rayner

On April 8th, Parquet Courts will issue a new album, Human Performance. Due out through Rough Trade, the full-lengths spans a generous 13 tracks with titles like “Captive of the Sun”, “Berlin Got Blurry”, and “Pathos Prairie”. It follows last year’s Monastic Living EP and Live at Third Man Records release along with 2014’s Sunbathing Animal LP.

Our first preview of the upcoming record comes with the chugging lead single “Dust” and a track called “Outside”. Check out “Dust” via its accompanying music video, directed by Johann Rashid, which pits a 9-5 employee against a strange creature. Meanwhile, the New York garage rockers debuted the live version of “Outside” earlier this week at WFUV.

Watch both clips below.

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J Dilla's Donuts turns 10 this week, Stones Throw reissuing original LP cover
Feb 4, 2016 12:11pm | Gorilla Vs Bear

One of the greatest hip-hop records of all time turns 10 this week, and Stones Throw will re-issue Dilla's Donuts with its original, long out-of-print Jeff Jank "drawing" cover (pictured above):

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Miike Snow I Feel The Weight
Feb 4, 2016 12:08pm | StereoGum
Miike SnowThe glimmering Swedish studio-pop trio Miike Snow have a new album called III coming out later this year, and we posted the early track "Heart Is Full," as well as its Run The Jewels remix. And i-D just premiered another album track, a melancholic synth ballad called "I Feel The Weight." It's … More »

Deftones premiere sweeping anthem Prayers/Triangles listen
Feb 4, 2016 12:00pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Deftones have provided fans with the first listen of their new album Gore, out April 8th via Warner Bros. On Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio program today, frontman Chino Moreno premiered a sweeping anthem called “Prayers/Triangles”. Listen to the song, as well as Lowe’s brief interview with Moreno, below.

Deftones announce new LP 'Gore,' share "Prayers/Triangles"
Feb 4, 2016 11:56am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Deftones at Free Press Summer Fest 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Deftones will release their new album Gore, which follows 2012's Koi No Yokan, on April 8 via Warner Bros. They just debuted its lead single "Prayers/Triangles" on Zane Lowe's BBC show, and it's the kind of soaring heavy rock Deftones excel at, with a pretty damn epic chorus. Listen, along with Zane interviewing Chino Moreno on air, below.

They're also going on tour, including day 2 of Travis Barker's Musink Festival. That day is also with Taking Back Sunday and Epitaph-signed garage punks Plague Vendor. All dates are listed below...

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