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Chance The Rapper and his band The Social Experiment share Sunday Candy
Nov 25, 2014 7:25pm | Fact Magazine

 The Donnie Trumpet-led quartet give the first taste of their forthcoming album.

The Social Experiment is a four-piece band comprised of Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, and Nate Fox. The Social Experiment are about to release their debut album, Surf, and have just unveiled ‘Sunday Candy,’ the first track off the new LP.

Surf is led by the band’s trumpet player, the aptly-named Donnie Trumpet, who said of the album: “We’re working on all this music together, but this project in particular is a Donnie Trumpet project. My music, with their influence and ideas, plus us all coming up with crazy shit to do. But at the end of the day, it’s my directing.”

According to Trumpet, ‘Sunday Candy’ is “a great representation of [The Social Experiment's] collaborative efforts. It’s my curation, but then bringing it to the table with all these beautiful people and including them in their own way. Jamila sang on that hook, then I brought it to the collective. Peter added some great layers of texture and helped produce, Nate added a bunch of drums, tons of our friends from Chicago played instruments and added their ideas.”

You can stream Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment’s ‘Sunday Candy’ below.

[via The Fader]



A$AP Ferg Talk It (Prod. Clams Casino)
Nov 25, 2014 7:15pm | StereoGum

A$AP Ferg has shared another new track from his new mixtape Ferg Forever, which he’s recently revealed comes out on Black Friday. The track is called “Talk It” and was produced by Clams Casino, who Ferg shouts out in the first line: “All I ever wanted was a Clams Casino beat to talk about oppression that’s repressing my peeps.” Ferg addresses Ferguson and police brutality on the track. It’s a must listen, which you can do below.

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Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Sunday Candy (With Chance The Rapper)
Nov 25, 2014 7:02pm | StereoGum

In his recent interview with Billboard, Chance The Rapper revealed that he had been working on a lot of different projects, one of which is an album called Surf with his band the Social Experiment. The group — which is made up of Chance, Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, and Nate Fox — has shared the first track from that record, “Sunday Candy,” which is being released under the name Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment. The track features vocals from Jamila Woods and carries over Acid Rap’s deep appreciation for gospel and soul. Talking to Fader, Donnie Trumpet (real name: Nico Segal) said of the release: “We’re working on all this music together, but this project in particular is a Donnie Trumpet project. My music, with their influence and ideas, plus us all coming up with crazy shit to do. But at the end of the day, it’s my directing.” Listen and read some more words from Donnie Trumpet below.

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Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment premiere new song Sunday Candy listen
Nov 25, 2014 6:52pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Chance The Rapper has shared “Sunday Candy”, the first track from his upcoming album with The Social Experiment, entitled Surf. As per the album art (above), and a recent interview with Billboard, Surf is officially credited to The Social Experiment and trumpet player Donnie Trumpet (aka Nico Segal). Even still, Chance primarily leads the charge on this feel-good single, spitting a mix of absurdist rhymes and emotionally revealing lines over a bizarre, electronically-tinged hybrid of soul, folk, and Caribbean music.

In an interview with The FADER, Segal described the collaborative nature behind Surf and the focus of “Sunday Candy”.

We’re working on all this music together, but this project in particular is a Donnie Trumpet project. My music, with their influence and ideas, plus us all coming up with crazy shit to do. But at the end of the day, it’s my directing.

This song specifically is a great representation of [The Social Experiment’s] collaborative efforts. It’s my curation, but then bringing it to the table with all these beautiful people and including them in their own way. Jamila sang on that hook, then I brought it to the collective. Peter added some great layers of texture and helped produce, Nate added a bunch of drums, tons of our friends from Chicago played instruments and added their ideas.

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William S. Burroughs and Throbbing Gristles Nothing Here Now But The Recordings gets a vinyl reissue
Nov 25, 2014 6:46pm | Fact Magazine

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Burroughs’ rare Throbbing Gristle-assisted project to be reissued for the first time.

Beat Generation icon William S. Burroughs’ released a number of spoken word projects throughout his recording career, both on his own and with collaborators such as Arthur Russell and Kurt Cobain.

One of Burroughs’ more difficult to find records was 1981′s Nothing Here Now But The Recordings, an experimental tape recorder project that featured Throbbing Gristle. The project began in 1980 when Throbbing Gristle’s Genesis P-Orridge and Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson met with Burroughs in his New York apartment to go through his experimental sound recordings. The Throbbing Gristle members compiled various pieces of Burroughs’ work to form the album, which includes ”spoken word ‘cut-ups’, collaged field recordings from his travels and his flirtations with EVP recording techniques.”

Dais Records have unveiled plans to reissue the prized LP, putting it back on vinyl for the first time since the beginning of the ’80s. The revamped version of Nothing Here Now But The Recordings has been fully remastered from the original t...


Post-punk goliaths The Pop Group announce first new album in 35 years
Nov 25, 2014 6:10pm | Fact Magazine

The reunited rockers have recorded a new album with the help of pop producer Paul Epworth.

The Pop Group first gained notoriety in the late 1970s for their dissonant brand of experimental post-punk that incorporated elements of dub and free jazz. The influential four-piece split up in 1981 before reuniting in 2010 and embarking on their first ever UK tour earlier this year.

The Pop Group have today unveiled Citizen Zombie, their first album since releasing For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? way back in 1980. Although the band are known for their envelope-pushing, experimental sound, they have enlisted none other than pop super-producer Paul Epworth (the man behind Adele’s 21) to produce the album.

“The energy is still there, the ideas are still there, it still fizzes with a life that most young bands just dont have,” Epworth said of working with The Pop Group.

The Pop Group’s Citizen Zombie will be released on February 25. You can stream the album’s title track below.

Tracklist:

1. Citizen Zombie
2. Mad Truth
3. Nowhere Girl
4. Shadow Child
5. The Immaculate Deception
6. s.o.p.h.i.a.
7. Box 9
8. Nations
9. St. Outrageous
10. Age Of Miracles
11. Echelon

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Williamsburg venue/bar Spike Hill is closing soon
Nov 25, 2014 5:49pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Spike Hill during NYC Popfest 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Death by Audio closed last weekend and New Year's eve will be the last night for Glasslands, both making way for Vice's new offices. And now comes word of another Williamsburg live music venue closing: Spike Hill, which is right by the Bedford Ave. L stop, will likely shutter for good before the end of 2014 reports Gothamist.

The employee, who asked to remain anonymous, was cagey about offering a final date for the closure, but conceded that "early December" was a workable timeline. He wasn't sure about future plans for the space, whether it would be kept intact or torn down, but said he didn't think "the building is worth anywhere near what the real estate is worth." One thing was definitely clear: "The building's under contract for a lot of money."
Spike Hill's venue hosted bands most nights, often without cover, and was home to NYC Popfest events for the last few years. The last show currently on Spike Hill's calendar is December 6 with Cold Blood Club, Of Clocks & Clouds, The Highway, Bondage & Discipline and Exiles.

December 6, incidentally, is the same day Glasslands is hosting an event called "A Dance Party Funeral for the neighborhood of Willamsburg." $10 at the door for that one.

Continue reading "Williamsburg venue/bar Spike Hill is closing soon" at brooklynvegan


Watch A Teaser For St. Vincents Record Store Day 10 Pieta
Nov 25, 2014 5:35pm | StereoGum

St. Vincent has a new 10″ coming out in a few days for this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday that will contain two new songs: “Pieta” and “Sparrow.” She recently shared a short unwrapping video that shows her holding the physical copy of the record and teaching us how to use a record player. You can hear a few seconds of both of the new songs in the teaser as well. Watch below.

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Young Ejecta Your Planet
Nov 25, 2014 5:24pm | StereoGum

Young Ejecta has followed up “Welcome To Love” with “Your Planet,” another new track from their forthcoming mini-album The Planet. It’s a cool one for the duo: after a short vocal intro from Leanne Macomber, her voice fades into the background as Joel Ford’s spacey production takes the wheel. Steady synths pulsate in the background as little bubbles shoot forth from around it. Ejecta tracks are usually pretty free-flowing and loose, but this takes it to a new level. It’s exploring some new territory for the group, and the title even hints at some otherworldliness: “your planet,” not mine. Listen below.

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Stream Mary J. Bliges new album The London Sessions in full
Nov 25, 2014 5:06pm | Fact Magazine

The queen of hip-hop soul shares her thirteenth studio album.

Mary J. Blige has shared her new album The London Sessions in full. As reported earlier, the album features production from Disclosure on two tracks as well as four songs penned by British crooner Sam Smith.

The album was recorded in London and, along with Disclosure and Smith, features the work of some of the UK’s finest producers and songwriters including Emeli Sande, hitmaker Naughty Boy, and frequent Disclosure collaborator Jimmy Napes.

Its all about the London music scene and Im so excited to have been part of it, to record my album, Blige said of the follow-up to 2011s My Life IIThe Journey Continues (Act I). The songs are fun, therapeutic, and soulful. This is a beautiful change for me and Im proud of what we have done here.

The London Sessions is out now. You can stream the album in full via iTunes Radio and check the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

01. Therapy
02. Doubt
03. Not Loving You
04. When You’re Gone
05. Right Now
06. My Loving
07. Long Hard Look
08. Whole Damn Year
09. Nobody But You
10. Pick Me Up
11. Follow
12. Worth My Time


Jian Ghomeshi Withdraws Lawsuit Against CBC
Nov 25, 2014 4:55pm | StereoGum

The CBC fired longtime on-air personality and Canadian music-scene champion Jian Ghomeshi last month amidst allegations that he beat several women against their consent during BDSM encounters. Ghomeshi sued his former employers for $55 million, a lawsuit the CBC moved to dismiss. Now a CBC spokesman has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Ghomeshi has withdrawn the lawsuit and “will pay the CBC’s $18,000 in legal costs as part of his settlement agreement.” Ghomeshi was originally scheduled to be the guest at Amanda Palmer’s concert tonight in Toronto, but Palmer wisely decided to remove him from the lineup. The Toronto police department has opened an active investigation into the allegations against Ghomeshi.

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Tim Vocals Im Sick
Nov 25, 2014 4:18pm | StereoGum

Tim Vocals made his name singing about gruesome activities in angelic tones. On the new single “I’m Sick,” he gets weird, and it’s wonderful. Over a chaotic yet minimalistic Slick Rick-sampling beat that sounds like a street fight, Vocals sings gorgeously about punching another guy in the face. Listen below.

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Tears for Fears cover Radioheads Creep for Spotify session watch
Nov 25, 2014 4:00pm | Cosequence Of Sound

In support of the 30th anniversary reissue of Songs From The Big Chair, new wave vets Tears for Fears have filmed a special “Landmark” session for Spotify.

The 40-minute set sees the band tackling hits like “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”, “Head Over Heels”, and “Sowing The Seeds Of Love” for an intimate crowd at LAs The Village. In addition to their chart-toppers, Tears For Fears whipped out a super lush rendition of Radioheads “Creep”, a song they’d previously covered live during this past Septembers Project Pabst festival.

Below, watch the session and/or listen to an expanded audio version via Spotify (the “Creep” cover is track seven on disc one).

Also, be sure to read our latest interview with Tears For Fears own Curt Smith.



Ariel Pink takeover: Im Ready to Sacrifice
Nov 25, 2014 4:00pm | Gorilla Vs Bear

“Pliny states that on the 6th day of the moon, Druid priests dressed in white robes would prepare a banquet beneath the tree and bring up to it two white bulls. A priest would then climb the tree and cut down a branch of mistletoe with a golden sickle. The white bulls would be sacrificed while the attendants prayed to a god; the mistletoe was then given to livestock in a drink which, it was believed, was an antidote to all poisons and would make any barren animal fertile.”Jorge Elbrecht


Jian Ghomeshi quietly withdraws $55 million CBC lawsuit
Nov 25, 2014 3:43pm | Chart Attack

In October, Jian Ghomeshi was fired from his popular CBC culture program Q, following a string of sexual violence allegations. He has remained hidden since then despite a claim that he will "meet allegations directly", and deleted his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Now, it seems less likely he'll emerge from his hole anytime soon: his former employer and The Toronto Star report that Jian Ghomeshi's $55 million bad faith lawsuit against the CBC has been dropped, and a settlement reached. The terms dictate Ghomeshi must pay $18,000 to the CBC "in legal expenses." But it's far from over. Toronto police are still investigating Ghomeshi, and the CBC will undergo a (dubious at best) third party internal probe.

You can sign a petition of support for Ghomeshi's accusers here, and read Kelli Korducki on the Canadian media culture that allowed Ghomeshi to thrive.

Jian Ghomeshi quietly withdraws $55 million CBC lawsuit by Jordan Darville | Chart Attack.

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