Monthly Archives: January 2014

Stream or Download Clare Maguire’s Mixtape For Free

This isn’t a mixtape in the truest sense of the word so much as it’s a collection of raw songs that display Clare Maguire’s powerhouse vocals. It’s available for free download on her official website, you just have to provide your e-mail address.

She’s currently hard at work on an album, due out this year, release date TBA.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Announce New Album & Tour Dates

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Hot on the heels of their previous collaboration, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have announced that they will release their latest album Pinata on March 18 via Madlib Invazion.

To celebrate, they’re sharing a free stream of ‘Robes’, featuring Earl Sweatshirt and Domo Genesis.

The album features guest shots from  Raekwon, Scarface, Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Danny Brown, BJ The Chicago Kid and others. They also announced tour dates;

3/7/13 – Chicago, IL – Metro
3/8/13 – Denver, CO – Cervantes
3/15/13 – Austin, TX – North Door (Stones Throw showcase) #
3/21/13 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs #
3/22/13 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
3/27/13 – San Francisco, CA – 103 Harriet
3/28/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex

# = Madlib solo

Pharmakon Announces Tour Dates of Japan & The East Coast

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After wrapping up an extensive European tour, Pharmakon is heading back out on the road in support of her current release Abandon, out now on Sacred Bones Records.

2/8: Tokyo, JP – Vacant Harajuku ≈
2/8: Tokyo, JP – Sodom ¶
2/9: Tokyo, JP – Fish
2/18: Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right ¥
4/10: New York, NY – Irving Plaza †
4/11: Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts †
4/13: Boston, MA – Royale †

≈ w/ Vår & Lust For Youth
¶ w/ Croatian Amor
¥ w/ Helm & Damien Dubrovnik
† w/ Godflesh & Cut Hands

Stream A-Trak & Cam’ron’s ‘Humphrey’ For Free

A-Trak and Cam’ron have shared a free stream of ‘Humphrey’, the first track from their forthcoming Federal Reserve EP, out this spring on Fool’s Gold/Poppington/Dipset, release date TBA.

‘Humphrey’ was produced by A-Trak and Party Supplies.

Stream Pile’s New Single For Free

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After making a name for themselves in the Boston underground with their 2012 debut Dripping, Pile have shared a free stream of their upcoming single featuring ‘Special Snowflakes’ and ‘Mama’s Lipstick’ via their Bandcamp.

The single will be released on March 11 via Exploding in Sound Records. The band recorded the two tracks with production duo Dan Angel and James Ryskalchick (Fat History Month, Speedy Ortiz, Ugh God) at Philadelphia’s The Sex Dungeon, the same studio where they recorded Dripping.

According to guitarist/vocalist Rick Maguire, the complex yet meticulous track is about, “the trouble with putting any stock in the opinions of strangers.”

‘Special Snowflakes’ has become a staple of Pile‘s chaotic live set in recent months. Speaking of which, the band has live dates coming up;

02/17 – Cambridge, MA @ Charlie’s Kitchen w/ Roomrunner & Multicult
03/06 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat w/ Speedy Ortiz & Big Ups
03/07 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
03/08 – New Orleans, LA @ The Saturn Bar w/ Speedy Ortiz & Big Ups
03/10 – McAllen, TX @ Galax Z Fair III
03/12 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/13 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/14 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/15 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
03/16 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Live Oak
03/17 – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar w/ Speedy Ortiz
03/20 – Iowa City, IA
03/21 – Omaha, NE
03/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fuck Mtn.
03/23 – Marquette MI
03/24 – Chicago IL
03/25 – Pittsburgh PA
03/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House w/ Swearin’ & Gunk
03/30 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Disco Doom, Ovlov, LVL UP & Krill

Stream Young Girls’ Self-titled EP For Free

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Young Girls have shared a free stream of their self-titled, limited edition 7″ EP, out now via Austin Town Hall Records

Armed with a sound that’s both original and nostalgic, the EP clocks in at just under 10 minutes. The band recorded the four tracks at home over the course of three days with the help of their friend Candido Rezendes.

“Most of the songs on this effort are about depressing topics, but this song is about all the good things in life.  It seems to be there to offset all the negativity of the other songs,” the band said in a statement.

“It embodies all the good times,” Charlie explained in a statement.

“Caroline” is a “conscious break up song,” Pete Tijerina said. “It’s open ended with no particular advice. It’s about feeling like shit when your ex is dating someone else.”

Young Girls also have a live date coming up.

02/08 – Houston, TX @ Numbers

01 Caroline

02 By My Side

03 Vigilante

04 Prisoners 



Stream Inventions’ ‘Entity’ For Free

Inventions, the duo of Mark Smith from Explosions in the Sky and Matthew Cooper of Eluvium, have shared a free stream of ‘Entity’, the first single from their forthcoming self-titled debut, out on April 1 on Temporary Residence.

The six-minute song wraps the listener in warmth, providing the perfect antidote to the frigid winter outside.