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The Rap Round-up: Boosie
May 28, 2015 1:05pm | Fact Magazine

Welcome to FACT’s new-and-improved Rap Round-up.

Originally conceived to shine a light on the wealth of free music that crops up daily on SoundCloud, Datpiff, Livemixtapes and beyond, FACT’s Mixtape Round-up has seen its share of tweaks and changes over the last two years.

For now, the Rap Round-up drops every other Thursday (the week’s best free mixes will be posted every Friday). Along with mixtapes, we’ll be featuring the albums (free and otherwise) that need to be a part of the rap conversation but might not be covered otherwise.

This week, it feels like



The Rap Round-up: Boosie
May 28, 2015 1:05pm | Fact Magazine

Welcome to FACT’s new-and-improved Rap Round-up.

Originally conceived to shine a light on the wealth of free music that crops up daily on SoundCloud, Datpiff, Livemixtapes and beyond, FACT’s Mixtape Round-up has seen its share of tweaks and changes over the last two years.

For now, the Rap Round-up drops every other Thursday (the week’s best free mixes will be posted every Friday). Along with mixtapes, we’ll be featuring the albums (free and otherwise) that need to be a part of the rap conversation but might not be covered otherwise.

This week, it feels like



Off the Avenue: Mew
May 28, 2015 12:58pm | Cosequence Of Sound

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FULL SCREEN: The Weeknd runs away, The New Pornographers just stumble
May 28, 2015 12:52pm | Chart Attack
Full Screen collects all of the remarkable videos we've seen in the day. Today, The New Pornos do Stranger in a Strange Land, Owen Pallett looks at the blurry lines around love, and The Weeknd walks away from a car crash.

The New Pornographers, "Champions of Red Wine"

The LeBlanc+Cudmore-directed clip for The New Pornographers' "Champions of Red Wine" follows some anonymous boozed-up louse as he gets tossed from peep show to bar to gutter in what might be a land foreign to him (looks like Cuba). He says that he's a "prehistoric man," he's been here for a million years. The people around him communicate in a system of symbols he just can't penetrate. He is an alien


Here
May 28, 2015 12:47pm | Fact Magazine

PBS takes a look at the science of video game soundtracks.

The latest episode of PBS Digital Studios’ Game/Show focuses on why game soundtracks are so memorable, keying in on Koji Kondo


Here
May 28, 2015 12:47pm | Fact Magazine

PBS takes a look at the science of video game soundtracks.

The latest episode of PBS Digital Studios’ Game/Show focuses on why game soundtracks are so memorable, keying in on Koji Kondo


Read a letter Dave Grohl wrote to Ian Mackaye at age 14
May 28, 2015 12:45pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Photo via Pinterest

It’s hard to fathom a time when Dave Grohl was not a full-fledged rock superstar. But long before he drummed for Nirvana or fronted Foo Fighters, Grohl was just a passionate teenager who looked up to his favorite rockers just as many do with him today. Case in point: Grohl has shared a postcard he wrote to his “hero” Ian Mackaye at the age of 14.

The young Grohl sought the guidance of the Minor Threat frontman, even going as far to leave his phone number with hours of availability (the kid was still in school, after all).

Look what my hero Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi) just found: a letter I wrote to him when I was 14! Haha! http://t.co/Ak8gxZz5m6—
Foo Fighters (@foofighters) May 28, 2015

Just a few years later, Grohl would form Dain Bramage alongside vocalist Reuben Radding and bassist Dave Smith called Dain Bramage, kickstarting one of the greatest career’s in rock history.



Stream Malportado Kids Total Cultura
May 28, 2015 12:35pm | StereoGum
Providence, RI's Malportado Kids make music that casual observers might label as "world music" if they weren't aware that the band's members, Victoria Ruiz and Joey La Neve DeFrancesco, also front the prominent political punk band Downtown Boys, who just released their latest record, Full Communism. My personal beef with a genre label like … More »



Lee Bannon
May 28, 2015 12:32pm | StereoGum
In a few short years, the producer Lee Bannon has gone from making dusty throwback rap beats to foggy, dystopic jungle music to ominous experimental synth-drone. His new album Pattern Of Excel is coming out this summer, and he says it's the last thing he'll release under that Lee Bannon name. We've posted first single … More »



DIS to talk about Independent Publishing at Tim Berners-Lee's Web We Want festival
May 28, 2015 12:04pm | Drowned In Sound

Dear London Metropolitan Elite (aka LME),

This weekend (28th-31st May 2015) DiS' editor (technically that is me writing in some weird formal third person tone) will be speaking at Tim Berners-Lee's Web We Want event at the Southbank Centre


Neurosis also playing Saint Vitus Bar on tour with Brothers of the Sonic Cloth and Sumac? (updated dates)
May 28, 2015 12:02pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Neurosis at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

Yesterday, Neurosis, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (ex-TAD), and Sumac (ex-Isis) announced a tour which includes a NYC show on August 9 at Warsaw. That's already awesome, but in even more awesome news it's now been revealed by Sumac that they're playing the MUCH more intimate Saint VItus (8/10) a day later! UPDATE: Though this show was announced in tour dates, we're now being told this is NOT CONFIRMED. Stay tuned.

Warsaw tickets go on sale Friday (5/29) at 1 PM.

Sumac also have some of their own dates coming up. Those are listed, with updated Neurosis dates, below...

Continue reading "Neurosis also playing Saint Vitus Bar on tour with Brothers of the Sonic Cloth and Sumac? (updated dates)" at brooklynvegan


Neurosis NOT playing Saint Vitus on tour with Brothers of the Sonic Cloth and Sumac? (updated dates)
May 28, 2015 12:02pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Neurosis at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

Yesterday, Neurosis, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (ex-TAD), and Sumac (ex-Isis) announced a tour which includes a NYC show on August 9 at Warsaw. That's already awesome, but in even more awesome news it's now been revealed by Sumac that they're playing the MUCH more intimate Saint VItus (8/10) a day later! UPDATE: Though this show was announced in tour dates, we're now being told this is NOT CONFIRMED.

UPDATE TWO: Everyone involved with this tour is swearing to us the announcement was a typo and that the Saint Vitus show is NOT happening. Bummer!

However, Warsaw tickets go on sale Friday (5/29) at 1 PM.

Sumac also have some of their own dates coming up. Those are listed, with updated Neurosis dates, below...

Continue reading "Neurosis NOT playing Saint Vitus on tour with Brothers of the Sonic Cloth and Sumac? (updated dates)" at brooklynvegan


Refused @ The Roxy: May 26, 2015
May 28, 2015 11:58am | CMJ


On Tuesday night in L.A., this reporter got kicked in the face by a stage diver resulting in a welt the size of a golf ball, then kicked two more times and finally had her boobs grabbed by another stage diver. Despite all that mosh pit madness, I am still going to state that Refused’s performance at The Roxy was the best punk show I’ve seen all year.

Although most of the show was song after song without much banter, about two thirds of the way into the evening, lead singer Dennis Lyxzén turned down the music to tell the crowd how after the band’s second breakup three years ago the group had to keep it a secret that it was getting back together. This is because none of the members wanted to answer to anyone about the new record they were putting together. Then he was right back to it, staying in perpetual motion throughout the entire evening, whipping his microphone within inches of audience members faces before pulling the cord back, performing Jarvis Cocker-esque dance moves and hand flips, and constantly jumping in the air or collapsing on the floor for dramatic effect. Lyxzén also made sure everyone was sweating as much as he was and added in a little geek-out chatter about playing the historic Roxy.

The show continued with the moshing and stage diving insanity, and the band continued to shred until the end of its initial set. After a sizable wait, the group came out for its encore as a group of drunk fans shouted, R...


Dark0 announces Solace EP on Rinse
May 28, 2015 11:55am | Fact Magazine

Dark0 arrives on the Rinse label next month.

The new EP finds the North-West London operator flaunting his talent for a killer melody as he brings the temperature way down across five tracks, a neat tangent to the tearjerking mode that instrumental grime has been dabbling in lately via Mr Mitch et al, but often without being grime at all – in short, it’s a Dark0 record that sounds more like Dark0 than it does any genre.

Coming after last year’s Sin and Fate EPs and a bundle of top drawer remixes, the release kicks off in a punchier mode on ‘Abrasion’ before sinking into those jewel-bright melodies Dark0 does so well (‘Fuschia’, with its r’n’b lead and deep bassline, is a particular highlight), and ending on the serene ‘The Past’, which you can hear below. There’s also a remix of ‘Abrasion’ from Software-signed producer Suicideyear.

The EP is out on June 15 via Rinse, and after that Dark0 plays Rinse at XOYO on June 26 with Evian Christ, Lotic and Visionist before jetting off to New York for a MOMA PS1 Warm-Up show on July 25.

Tracklist:

1 Abrasion
2 Fuchsia
3 Spiral
4 The Past
5 Abrasion (Suicideyear Remix)

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Dark0 announces Solace EP on Rinse
May 28, 2015 11:55am | Fact Magazine

Dark0 arrives on the Rinse label next month.

The new EP finds the North-West London operator flaunting his talent for a killer melody as he brings the temperature way down across five tracks, a neat tangent to the tearjerking mode that instrumental grime has been dabbling in lately via Mr Mitch et al, but often without being grime at all – in short, it’s a Dark0 record that sounds more like Dark0 than it does any genre.

Coming after last year’s Sin and Fate EPs and a bundle of top drawer remixes, the release kicks off in a punchier mode on ‘Abrasion’ before sinking into those jewel-bright melodies Dark0 does so well (‘Fuschia’, with its r’n’b lead and deep bassline, is a particular highlight), and ending on the serene ‘The Past’, which you can hear below. There’s also a remix of ‘Abrasion’ from Software-signed producer Suicideyear.

The EP is out on June 15 via Rinse, and after that Dark0 plays Rinse at XOYO on June 26 with Evian Christ, Lotic and Visionist before jetting off to New York for a MOMA PS1 Warm-Up show on July 25.

Tracklist:

1 Abrasion
2 Fuchsia
3 Spiral
4 The Past
5 Abrasion (Suicideyear Remix)

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