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Listen: M83 - "Intro" ft. Zola Jesus


There has been pretty much hype and anticipation for M83 to drop a new album. When it was announced a month ago that the French electronic/pop artist would return with a new album this fall the buzz was getting crazy. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is the title of the new album and is one I have on my list to check out once it drops October 18th.  The latest song to come from the album is appropriately titled, "Intro" and features Zola Jesus. This track can be best describe as epic, especially towards the middle of the song. Listen below.

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Video: Jay Rock - "Code Red" ft. Kendrick Lamar


I remember back in 2008 when Jay Rock popped in the hip hop game with "All My Life" featuring Lil Wayne. That track really banged and he kept things flowing even with a veteran like Weezy. Then he seemingly disappear, dropping a track or two over the last three years. But Jay Rock has been making moves, dropped a album Follow Me Home and teamed up with West Coast emcees like Ab-Soul and Kendrick Lamar. Jay Rock dropped a new video for the song "Code Red," which features Lamar. The track bumps hard and is reppin' their Cali roots. Watch below.

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MP3: Heinali and Matt Finney - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nirvana Cover)


A few months ago I posted some very unique and entertaining cover tracks by the partnership of music composer Heinali and poet Matt Finney. They add an ambient sort of haunting vibe to songs, while it may not be something every enjoys, you really won't hear covers like this. The lyrics tend to be whispered and more of a spoken word effect, but it works well. I posted a cover of "Creep" and now they return with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana. This track is pretty wild and will be a interesting listen for you all. If you dig that, make sure you get their album Ain't No Night from Paradigms Recordings, which you can order here.

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Listen: Tokyo Police Club - "Little Sister" ft. Orianthi


Yesterday I posted a nice cover of Jimmy Eat World's "Sweetness" by Tokyo Police Club. As I mentioned in that post, the band is covering 10 songs and releasing them in 10 days. Its a great idea and certainly takes a new vision to the original tracks. While "Sweetness" was from last week, they dropped a Queens of the Stone Age cover for "Little Sister." They got Australian artist Orianthi to contribute to the song as well.

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MP3: Wavves - "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl"


Who doesn't want to meet Dave Grohl? The guy not only was behind the drum kit of Nirvana, but has fronted one of the most successful rock bands of modern time, the Foo Fighters. Wavves, the surf-rock style band also would like to meet him. This song was premiered Sunday night during the VMA's and will also be on there newest EP Life Sux. I'm liking this track and interested in more from this EP. Listen and download below.

Via Hypetrak

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Video: The Jezabels - "Endless Summer"


If you read my post on a free MP3 by a great pop/indie band The Jezabels a few days ago, you'd know how awesome this song is. If you happened to miss it, you can find it in the popular posts because people were really loving the track. Now this week they returned with the video for "Endless Summer" which premiered on PopMatters. Great cinematography and cool costumes consume this video directed by Mikey Hamer. Watch the video below.

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MP3: Com Truise - "Datebar"


I'm positive everyone knows who Tom Cruise is, but I'm sure only a few actually know of the producer/songwriter Com Truise is. I've seen his name all over the web, and been slightly reluctant to post. Really just because I have to be in a certain mood for this electronic/chillwave sound. But I'm feeling the music today and he dropped a new track from his arsenal today called "Datebar." Listen and download below. Also, Com Truise will be on a tour with Active Child, Neon Indian, and Purity Ring very soon.

Via Hypetrak

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Listen: Tokyo Police Club - "Sweetness" ft. Passion Pit



Tokyo Police Club announced last week that they had a new project called 10 Songs, 10 Hours, 10 Years. The concept is to cover 10 songs, each from the last 10 years. They will be releasing each track for 10 days. Pretty unique idea and certain dedication to the music. They already dropped a cover of Gwen Stefani and Moby's "Southside" and last Friday they dropped this tune. "Sweetness" was a popular track by Jimmy Eat World and here they team up with Passion Pits lead singer.  I dig this take on Jimmy Eat Worlds track. Listen below.

Via Pretty Much Amazing

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Video: Blink-182 - "Up All Night"


It's great to have the pop/punk trio back. It has been a long time coming for more material and Neighborhoods (The new album title) is highly anticipated by many. A couple days ago the boys of Blink dropped the officially track listing and then graced us with a video for the song "Up All Night." This is a great first single to bring fans back into Blink mode. Watch below and make sure to check out the album come September 27th.

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Unsigned Friday: Zoo Legacy


Today has been mostly a hip hop day, just a lot to share with everyone. For this Friday we got a more unique band, which I'm really liking. They are a indie rock/hip hop band think a mix between The Roots, Kid Cudi, N.E.R.D. and Gym Class Heroes. It is definitely something you don't hear everyday and I think you guys will appreciate the music. Learn about Zoo Legacy below.

Who: Zoo Legacy is rapper Nick Pouponneau and multi-instrumentalists Dominic and Sam Goss

What: Hip Hop/Indie/Rock - Think Kid Cudi mashed with The xx

Where: Ottawa, Canada

When: Started in 2010

Biggest Moment: Our biggest accomplishment so far was having our song "How Much Love" played as the featured hit on Montreal's #1 radio station's "Future Hits" segment.

Connect with Zoo Legacy: FacebookWebsite

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MP3: Justin W - "Dangerous" ft. Ayinde7


Another artist I've featured a few times that is back with some more tunes. Justin W has been hard at work on a full length project and up to this point we got a taste of a variety of tracks. Each song he produces has a new flavor to it, making each beat pretty unique. This song is called "Dangerous" and features Ayinde7. I'm feeling this song, has a electro/hip hop vibe. Listen and download below.

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MP3: Ground Up - "Going On" ft. Aziz


I've been in full support of the duo from Philly known as Ground Up. It has been awhile since I posted something from them, but they are back with a fresh new jam. The song they dropped is called "Going On" and its got a perfect bouncy beat to keep you interested. This actually might be one of my favorite tracks they released to date. They are dropping a new project called The Get Down come this fall, so you want to stay tuned for that. Listen and download this song below.

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Download: Ground Up - "Going On" ft. Aziz







MP3: Sound FX - "With Your Heart"


If you have been on this site a few times (I Hope) since its inception, you would have come across the hip hop duo of Sound FX. The Cali emcees have impressed with their beats, lyrics, and overall drive to makes some good ass music. Their music just resonates with honesty and they talk about real shit, which is something I always appreciate in hip hop. With anticipation of the re-release of Still Dreaming on August 31st, they dropped this tune "With Your Heart." You can get your self the MP3 below, and be on the lookout for more from Sound FX.

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MP3: Ellie Goulding - "Lights" (Chase Apollo Remix)


Yeah, I love me some Ellie Goulding. Ever since I came across her tunes awhile back I've been hooked. Usually, I'm not a huge remix fan. I mean, I dig the creativity that some producers go with on a track, but I like the originals. Anyway, I did enjoy this remix of Ellie Goulding's "Lights" by Chase Apollo. Listen and download below.

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Listen: Tom Waits - "Bad As Me"



Tom Waits is, well, Tom Waits.  There's no other way to really describe his music; you just have to listen to it. This new single, "Bad As Me", is the first new song Waits has put out since 2006 (I think, correct me if I'm wrong) and, while it does have his signature sound, I've been seeing a lot of comments saying that this song is much more commercial and pop-oriented than most of his other stuff.  And I would have to agree on that.  It's not necessarily a bad thing either.  Listen to the new song below and share your thoughts on it, whether you're new to Waits or not.

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Listen: James Blake & Bon Iver - "Fall Creek Boys Choir"


Honestly, I'm not big fan either James Blake or Bon Iver. I do like Bon Iver, just not in love with the guy like so many people. James Blake I can respect, but its not for me. Yet, I had to share the collaboration because it certainly seemed pretty unexpected when it was announced. It also got a lot of people excited, even I was curious to what it would sound like. The first song dropped is called "Fall Creek Boys Choir," and it's kind of weird. I mean it is mellow and quite soothing, but yeah doesn't do nothing for me. What do you guys think? Listen below.

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Listen: Blu - No York! (Album Stream)


The rapper Blu is back with his anticipated album No York!. This past weekend he performed at Rock the Bells and now returns with a full album stream for you to get a taste of what his album has to offer. Listen to the full album below on Youtube.

Tracklist:
01. Doin’ Nothin (Feat. U-God)
02. Everything Ok (Feat. Jack Davey)
03. Never Be The Same
04. A Bove Crenshaw (feat. Cashus King)
05. SLNGBNGrs
06. Super Dooper U
07. Hours
08. Annie Hall
09. Ta G’s (feat. Exile)
10. Spring Winter Summer Fall (feat. Jimetta Rose)
11. Down To Earth (feat. The Donel Smokes, Double O, Definite)
12. My Sunshine
13. Jazmine
14. And The Jazzmen
15. Ronald Morgan (feat. Edan)
16. Keep Pushinn
17. Doin Something











Listen: I Break Horses - Hearts (Full Album Stream)


I've heard a couple songs by the Swedish songstress Maria Linden who records as I Break Horses (still can't decide if I like that name or not), and so far I like what I'm hearing.  She sounds a lot like Beach House, but faster and more pop-oriented.  Her debut album is streaming now via 3Voor12.  Listen to it by clicking the link.

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Tracklist:
1. Winter Beats
2. Hearts
3. Wired
4. I Kill Your Love, Baby!
5. Pulse
06 Cancer
7. Load Your Eyes
8. Empty Bottles
9. No Way Outro

MP3: Toro Y Moi - "New Beat" (Star Slinger Dancehall Mix)


Star Slinger has been on a dominant rise on the Internet with some impressive remixes. Each song that he remixes has his own signature touch to it and makes it something completely unique. The latest remix by the young producer fuses some Dancehall vibes into Toro Y Moi's "New Beat." A catchy little tune for ya.

Via Hypetrak

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Download: Curren$y - Verde Terrace (Mixtape)


Your favorite chilled-out-weed-induced rapper, Spitta, aka Curren$y dropped a new mixtape today. The young emcee seems unstoppable these days, consistently releasing new music. Not only is this great marketing, but his music is impossible to ignore. Now obvisouly this only works if the music is good, but each song he has dropped in the past year has been solid. Curren$y is on the right path (especially after leaving Young Money) to some serious lasting power in hip hop. Listen and download to Verde Terrace below.

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Video: Stalley - "Chevys and Spaceships"


Stalley is the man with the epic beard, but he is more than that. He's got this mellow, yet thoughtful flow that any hip hop fan can appreciate. I've been in full support of Stalley since I watched some of his videos on Youtube a few months back. His music has got me hooked. A few days ago he dropped a futuristic looking video for the track "Chevys and Spaceships." Directed by Illusive Media.Watch below.

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MP3: Cuckoo Chaos - "Just Ride It"


Someone once told me I favor the most different track from albums. Perhaps that's what I should do on Oh So Fresh!, only feature my favorite MP3s and not discussing full reviews.

Cuckoo Chaos is band from San Diego with much influence of their west coast atmosphere, they make alternative indie rock with radiant surf sounds. On bandcamp, tagged themselves as "tropical hipster jams". One listen and you'll quickly be reminded of Talking Heads. To me, anything with that reference deserves a bonus point.

Cuckoo Chaos will be releasing "Women" on September 11th.

Connect with Cuckoo Chaos: Facebook | Twitter

 Just Ride It // Cuckoo Chaos by Lucy vs. the Globe


Listen: Thundercat - Golden Age Of The Apocalypse (Full Album Stream)


I posted a couple songs from bassist Stephen Bruner, better known as Thundercat, a month or so ago and since then, I've come to enjoy this guy's music a lot more.  Thundercat has recently become more popular due to his collaborations with Flying Lotus, and I think his debut (which is produced by FlyLo) is going to give him the kind of status that FlyLo has in electronic and experimental music.  This is some classy, jazzy music either way though.  The whole thing is streaming now via Hype Machine.  Listen to it below or by clicking the link.

Tracklist:
1. HooooooO
2. Daylight
3. Fleer Ultra
4. Is It Love?
5. For Love I Come
6. It Really Doesn't Matter To You
7. Jamboree
8. Boat Cruise
9. Seasons
10. Golden Boy
11. Walkin'
12. Mystery Machine (The Golden Age Of The Apocalypse)
13. Return To The Journey

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Listen: Balam Acab - "Motion"


Here's a beautiful, shimmering track from Alex Koone who records as Balam Acab.  Balam  Acab is on the the same label as Clams Casino and he shares a similar approach to making deep, haunting beats with interesting vocal, and found-sound samples.  He also sounds a little like James Blake on some songs, but this track definitely shows how this guy is making music that's just as good as either of those artists.

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MP3: Icarus Himself - "On Your Side"


The cool electro/folk/indie band Icarus Himself is preparing for their sophomore release Career Culture on October 11th. The bands influences range from Kurt Vile, Deerhunter, The Who, and even David Bowie. Until that release, they are giving away a track called "On Your Side." This is a great song for you to get a feel for this band. Listen and download below.

Connect with Icarus Himself: Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr

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Video: Talib Kweli - "Uh Oh" ft. Jean Grae


One of my favorite lyricist in the hip hop game, Talib Kweli, drops a new video for the track "Uh Oh." The song appeared on his album Gutter Rainbows and features Jean Grae. The video is a little graphic, but keeps you entertained. Plus, I love this song. Watch below and pick up Gutter Rainbows if you haven't.

Via MTV

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Listen: Active Child - You Are All I See (Album Stream)


Los Angeles based musician Active Child, or his real name Pat Grossi, is one voice you want to get to know. He is a talented singer/songwriter and he is got his own style. His music has been catching on and people are starting to buzz, which is great. His debut album has been building for the past couple of months and people are pretty excited. The album is due out tomorrow and is titled You Are All I See.  You can stream the album below and pre-order here if you dig.

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Listen: Matt & Kim - "I'm a Goner" ft Soulja Boy, ANDREW WK


 We've got our second "3 artists - 1 song" collaboration out.  Converse Inc. recently released "I'm a Goner" by Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy, and ANDREW W.K.  Although a pretty eclectic grouping, the song is catchy, up-beat, and all in all, a pretty fun listen.  Not much to say about it that hasn't been said at SPIN.  Catch the download at Converse here or check the track out below!

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Download: Big K.R.I.T. - Last King 2: God's Machine (Mixtape)


While the Internet was buzzing yesterday for The Weeknd's latest mixtape Thursday, I'm sure plenty had overlooked Big K.R.I.T. dropping a new tape. His latest tape is called Last King 2: God's Machine and is the second he's dropped this year. The Mississippi rapper/producer has found him self included in the ranks of upcoming artists to watch out for and rightfully so. Guests include Pimp C, Bun B, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Killer Mike, and more, with K.R.I.T. contributing production to most of the tracks.

Download the mixtape at his website HERE

Via Pitchfork

Tracklist:
01 Intro
02 The Big Payback (Prod. by Big K.R.I.T.)
03 Yoko [ft. Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, and Berner] (Prod. by Big
K.R.I.T.)
04 2 MPH [ft. Dom Kennedy]
05 Cruise Control [ft. Mike Jaggerr]
06 Pimps (Remix) [ft. 2 Chainz and Bun B]
07 Hometeam [ft. Cyhi Da Prynce and Wes Fif]
08 Fulla Shit [ft. Yelawolf and RITTZ]
09 Grippin on the Wood [ft. Pimp C and Bun B]
10 4eva and a Day [ft. Big Sant] (Prod. by Big K.R.I.T.)
11 Where It's At [ft. Cory Mo]
12 Comin' From [ft. Slim Thug and J-Dawg]
13 On the Corner  [ft. Smoke DZA and Bun B] (Prod. by Big K.R.I.T.)
14 4 Tha 1's [ft. Bobby Creekwater] (Prod. by Big K.R.I.T.)
15 Home Again [ft. Tha Joker]
16 Ova Da Sky [ft. Big Sant] (Prod. by Big K.R.I.T.)
17 Happy Birthday Hip Hop [ft. Yelawolf] (Prod. by Big
K.R.I.T.)
18 War Stories [ft. Self Scientific]
19 Hold You Down [ft. Laws and Emilio Rojas] (Remix)
20 Born on the Block [ft. Killer Mike and Big Sid]
21 So Be It [ft. Rapsody]
22 Rotating Valets [ft. Wiz Khalifa and Bun B] (DJ Breakem Off
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Video: Bon Iver - "Holocene"



Bon Iver are still going strong on tour in support of their new self-titled album which a lot of people still seem to love.  Yesterday, the dudes dropped a new video for one of my favorite songs of that album "Holocene".  Fitting with the icy, ever-changing sound-scapes of that song, the video has a young boy just walking around and taking in the beautiful scenery of Iceland.  There isn't much of a point to the video, but it sure is pretty.  Watch it below.

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Unsigned Friday: The Coasts


Another Friday another addition to the Unsigned Friday posts. I don't think I have had a submission that was straight up rock n'roll, but The Coasts have changed that. They have a great sound, kind of mixing modern rock with the classic styles heard in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Some good stuff. Learn a little about The Coasts below.

Who: The Coasts (Ike Peters & Eric Mount)

What: Rock N Roll

Where: Little Rock, AR/Lebanon, OH

When: Started in February, album released on August 1

Why: Because we have a cool tiger on the cover of our record AND we think our songs are fun.

Biggest Moment: Being a part of Paper Garden Records' Lovely Hearts Club

Something Funny: "Did you hear about the blind prostitute? Well, you had to hand it to her."

Connect with The Coasts: BandcampFacebook | Twitter

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Download: Main Attrakionz - 808s & Dark Grapes II (Album)



Main Attrakionz are an Oakland-based, lo-fi rap duo who have been self-releasing album-after-album this year.  I count eight free albums on their website.  So if you want to get into these guys' spaced out, trippy sound it's really easy to do so.  Attrakionz definitely have a lot in common with the sound of Lil' B, but I hear a lot more depth and thought put into their music than B's.  Especially on their newest 808s & Dark Grapes II, which just dropped Wednesday.   This new album boasts some production by Clams Casino and a guest spot by the ridiculous, but interesting ASAP Rocky.  There's definitely a lot of good tracks on here, so there's no reason not to download this free ish.  Listen and download it below.

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Listen: Starsmith - Lesson One (EP)


If you have not heard of the young British artist Starsmith, then you'll certainly want to get acquainted. The 22 year old is releasing a short EP on August 22nd called Lesson One. His electro/pop/dance is ridiculously catchy. Yet, that should be expect from someone who has co-written/produced albums for Kylie Minogue and Ellie Goulding. He also remixed for people like Lady Gaga, Timberland, Katy Perry, N.E.R.D and Little Boots. Let's say he has quite a great resume for such a young age. Listen to the EP below and pre-order it here.

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Download: The Weeknd - Thursday (New Mixtape)


The hotly anticipated new mixtape from indie-R&B artist The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) is finally out.  The Weeknd blew up like nobody's business after his first mix, House Of Balloons, and as soon as there was talk of him releasing another (or two) before year's end people have been on the edge of their seats for new music by this guy.  The new one is called Thursday and it dropped late last night, just early enough to still be considered Thursday.  Download it over at The Weeknd's website right now.  Oh, and there is supposed to be another mixtape called Echoes Of Silence dropping before year's end.

Tracklist:
01 Loney Star
02 Life of the Party
03 Thursday
04 The Zone f/ Drake
05 The Birds Part One
06 The Birds Part Two
07 Gone
08 Rolling Stone
09 Heaven or Las Vegas

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Listen/MP3: Thrice - "Yellow Belly"


I remember way back when, sometime I think when I was in 10th grade (circa 2003/2004) a classmate of mine introduced me to a band called Thrice. The album that got me started was called Artist in the Ambulance, and I was hooked. The post-hardcore and rock blend was something I was much more heavily into back then, but still have a taste for. Yet, Thrice became a band that expanded upon their sound more and more with each album after, including experimental sounds. Since that introduction to the band I have consistently enjoyed all of their albums.

The band is returning on 9/20 with their seventh album Major/Minor. Currently, they dropped a new track called "Yellow Belly" and are giving it away for free. Thrice brought a little more heavier and grungy feel to this song, but I like it. Listen and download below. They also be heading on a massive tour, which you can check the dates after the player.

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TOUR:
Sep 30 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock
Oct 01 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Oct 03 – Dallas, TX – The Door
Oct 04 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct 05 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct 07 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Oct 08 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
Oct 09 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Theater
Oct 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Oct 12 – Richmond, VA – The National
Oct 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Oct 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Oct 15 – Towson, MD – Recher Theater
Oct 16 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Oct 18 – Boston, MA – Royale
Oct 19 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Oct 20 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
Oct 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo
Oct 22 – Covington, KY – Madison Theatre
Oct 23 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Oct 25 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
Oct 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct 27 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Oct 28 – St. Louis, MO – Pop’s
Oct 29 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
Oct 30 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Nov 01 – Magna, UT – SaltAir
Nov 03 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
Nov 04 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov 05 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
Nov 06 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Nov 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theater
Nov 09 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov 10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov 11 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues




MP3/Video: Sid Sriram - "High For This" (The Weeknd Cover)


Finally, what the fans and Youtube viewers have been asking for: Sid Sriram to cover The Weeknd. This is the perfect type of artist for Sriram to cover and boy does he nail it. He gives it his own unique approach to it with a full band sound. Sriram is truly a gifted singer and expect him to only gain more noteriety in the next couple of years. This kid has a promising future for sure. Watch and download below.

Download: Sid Sriram - "High For This" (The Weeknd Cover)

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Download: Wale - Eleven One Eleven Theory (Mixtape)


Since Wale came onto the hip hop scene, I've been a fan. Actually, I think the first song I heard by him was "Nike Boots" and that is still my jam. For the past couple of weeks we got word of Wale dropping a new mixtape once he surpassed a million followers. Well, the Maybach Music emcee dropped Eleven One Eleven Theory yesterday. Download below. As of yesterday afternoon the link he provided had hit over 300k downloads, which I'm sure is double that by now, if not more.

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Download: Wale - Eleven One Eleven Theory (Mixtape)






MP3: Mister Heavenly- "Pineapple Girl"


Earlier this year, power indie band Mister Heavenly emerged from  members of Islands/The Unicorns, Man Man, and Modest Mouse. This incredible concoction got everyone eagerly anticipated for August 16th, the release of their first album "Out of Love".

"Out of Love" is everything you could ask for from Nick's endearing vocals, Honus Honus' rough choruses and Joe's talented drumming. "Pineapple Girl" is still a favorite track, but get the whole album on itunes!

Connect with Mister Heavenly: Facebook | Website

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Download: Bonfire John and The Majestic Springs Band - Gather Round (EP)


You know, I'm usually slightly skeptical when it comes to really long band names or goofy names. With this band, the name is very long, but I try not to dismiss bands based on those qualities. With Bonfire John and The Majestic Springs Band, I'm glad I gave the music a shot. This is a new project from Tree Machine Records. It started as a solo project for Owen Yonce, but would add more members to complete the band. The music is a soothing mix of indie, pop, with folk sprinkled on top for good measure.

They released this new EP called Gather Round, that is completely free to download. Also, after listening to "Gather Round (Alternate Take)" I thought of Modest Mouse, which is a good thing. Pretty cool EP.  Listen and get a copy below.

Connect with Bonfire John and The Majestic Springs Band: Facebook | Website

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Listen: Game - "Martians vs. Goblins" ft Lil' Wayne, Tyler the Creator


Fall back like LeBron's hairline against the Mavericks / you lost
Any track with The Game when he's not in classic name-dropping beef-propagating mode has been solid.  Although Jayceon is name-dropping like crazy in this track titled "Martians vs. Goblins", it's executed in Tyler the Creator style and, I have to say, raw as fuck.  The bar for such a style is set pretty high on the track itself, with Tyler himself poppin' a shot at The Game himself in his verse -- and everybody else as well.  Lil Wayne adds his off-tune crooning to the extraterrestrial universe and what you have is a track that will have a lot of people runnin' mad.  The R.E.D. Album is set to release on August 23.

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Download: Danny Brown - XXX (Album)


Sometimes I am surprised by artists I've never heard of, even if it has its own unique approach to making music. A good mix of different, maybe even slightly strange, can really catch my attention, like Danny Brown. I found this album while peeping one of my favorite blogs out there, Pigeons & Planes. Danny Brown raps completely different than anyone I've really heard and that gained my attention. Honestly, this probably will not be for everyone, but give it a chance. There are some nice beats and good wordplay within. Listen and download below.

Via Pigeons & Planes 

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MP3: SBTRKT - "Wildfire (Drumma Boy Remix ft. Little Dragon and Shabazz Palaces)


Four great artists collide on this remix.  That's always good thing.  First you got the song by the upcoming, and all-around awesome, UK producer SBTRKT, which features a sexy vocal hook by Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano.  On this remix the hook is kept completely intact, but beat-maker/producer Drumma Boy takes all the rawness and heat out of the song, and flips it into a chill, love-making slow jam.  Then, you got one of my very favorite new artists The Palaceer from  Shabazz Palaces providing some smooth flows to tie the whole thing together.  Palaceer, no doubt inspired by the romanticism of the beat, drops some beautiful words addressed to that special lady.  "I call her paradise cause she look so nice and feel so right," is just one example.  If you're into dub-influenced slow jams, this is a real winner.  Listen and download below.

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MP3: SBTRKT - "Wildfire (Drumma Boy Remix ft. Little Dragon and Shabazz Palaces)"
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Video: Howling Bells - "Into the Sky"


The Australian, yet London based band Howling Bells is anticipating their new album, The Loudest Engine, on September 12th. Already having two albums under their belts, the psychedelic folk/rock outfit is more polished than ever. The album was produced in Las Vegas by Mark Stoermer (The Killers).

The latest single from the album is called "Into the Sky," which will be made available September 5th. Until then, Howling Bells dropped a new video, which feels like it is straight out of the late 60's early 70's. Trippy colors, blurred shots, with the haunting song takes psychedelic to a new level. Watch below.

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MP3: Crizzly & Kids At The Bar - "Like Dat"


I've been given free reign to post some Electronic Dance Music (EDM) that has been fuming on my brains for a while now (Thanks Todd!).  For that graciousness, I shall grace the masses with a ridiculous dubstep track that is playing right now and making it very hard to type with my limbs wanting to flail.

We've got Crizzly and Kids At The Bar collaborating to come up with a track called "Like Dat" that features ear-shattering synths (just the way I like it) and a bass that makes my insides pop.  What's more, these geniuses also feature part of Skee Lo's classic "I Wish" from ages ago!  I look forward to hearing this on a sound system that makes my internal organs shake from mediocre songs.

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Listen: Lil' Wayne "She Will" ft. Drake, Rick Ross


She just started to pop it for a n**** and look back and told me baby it's real

 With only a pair of weeks to go before the release of Tha Carter IV (August 29), Weezy's already had a quarter of his upcoming album leaked/released with "John", "How To Love", and "6 Foot 7 Foot" having a ridiculous amount of mainstream play and being club certified (Yes, I've heard "How To Love" played at the club).  And even still, Lil Wayne is still making another song available in the form of "She Will".

Produced by T-Minus, the track is grimy and whip certified.  Drake rocks a catchy hook and Weezy is solid but not extraordinary -- while there are a couple of lines sprinkled here and there that made me grin, Lil Wayne wasn't as impressive (at least on this track) as I had hoped for.  Regardless, the track as a whole had my head nodding from the start.

With "Watch The Throne" hype now at ease with its recent release, I've cast the same exact excitement to Weezy's and Drizzy's upcoming collaboration album after "Tha Carter IV" and "Take Care", respectively, have released.  With both artists able to record such versatile songs (and hopefully no features from some of YMCMB's lesser-known contributors), the album will be a veritable success given both artists' huge fan-base as is.

Interesting to note is that despite the huge success with previous YMCMB/MMG collaborations, Officer Ricky's verse was cut-out from the final album version.  I've chosen to include Rick Ross's remix/original version cause his rough flow complements this track so well and lyrically, he's in rare form.  Also, to tell the truth, Rozay's UGGHH is thoroughly amusing to me.  Catch the track below.

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Listen: Pusha T - "Amen" ft Kanye West, Young Jeezy


Just a quick post on a new highly-anticipated-but-somewhat-meh track from Pusha T's upcoming album Fear Of God: Let Us Pray (August 23).  Yeezy goes hard (pause) on the track, Pusha tries to keep up (any mention of pokemon on a grimy production just doesn't work), and Jeezy is just G'ed out the face.  G-swag (forgive me David Banner) is primo on this Shawty Redd produced track.

The track is available below.  Amen.


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MP3: Gorilla Warfare Tactics - "Dark Saber Jedi"


Well, this fine Monday is a MP3 and hip hop day isn't it? I had a lot come my way this weekend and since I decided to not post anything, I'm flooding the masses today. But I know you are not complaining when New York lyrical assassins Gorilla Warfare Tactics return with a new jawn. These dudes seriously blew up with nothing more than a handful of songs (over 4k likes on Facebook already? WOW). While I've been excited for their mixtape, they have been kind enough to drop a new jam until then called, "Dark Saber Jedi." Now, I am not a fan of Star Wars in any way, but I'll support this. Tight production as always and crispy creme lyrics, listen and download below.

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MP3: Gees Extortion - "Chasin"


Delivering another solid song, Gees Extortion is bringing it again on a brand new track called "Chasin." This song is produced by S'pply & D'mand. With tight production and a haunting piano, combined with Gees rhymes and drive, they find themselves with another top song. Listen and download below.

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Video: Middle Class Rut - "Busy Bein' Born"


I discovered Middle Class Rut a few months ago and thought they had a interesting sound. The duo was creating something different from the normal rock acts. I was surprised when MTV had given them some video play as well. Their latest video, which dropped back in June, is for the single "Busy Bein' Born." The song is intense and very explosive. Yet, the video intensifies the song even more an has a powerful meaning behind it. Watch below.

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MP3: Sound FX - "Anywhere But Here"


Yup, the California duo Sound FX is at it again. I'm telling you they drop a new fresh track like once a week, each being just as consistent as the last. The new song "Anywhere But Here," will be off their first mixtape called Still Dreaming. Listen and download below.

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