Articles By: Anita Fang

Watch Shabazz Palaces' "Welcome To Quazarz" Video.

Watch Shabazz Palaces’ “Welcome To Quazarz” Video

Shabazz Palaces will release their joint LPs Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines via Sub Pop tomorrow. In anticipation of the event, the duo of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire posted a new video for “Welcome To Quazarz“, a track off of …The Jealous Machines. The video is directed by the amazing artist Nep […]

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Watch Algiers' "Cleveland" Video

Watch Algiers’ “Cleveland” Video

Algiers‘ sophomore LP The Underside of Power is out now on Matador Records and it will have our vote as one of the best albums of 2017. “Cleveland” is a gospel meets techno protest of police violence focusing on that cities’ tragic murder of 12-year-old resident Tamir Rice. As the band’s frontman Franklin James Fisher explained in June when the […]

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Watch Best Available Technology's "Session 9177" Video

Watch Best Available Technology’s “Session 9177” Video

Best Available Technology‘s Exposure Therapy LP came out this month on Styles Upon Styles. The project is helmed by the Portland-based producer Kevin Palmer who explains that his new record is “a complex meditation on the golden age of New York hip-hop.” The complexity comes from the fact that Palmer’s admiration for NYC’s boom-bap era is observed thru the distance […]

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Listen: Desire Marea ‘The Book of Rises’ EP

Listen: Desire Marea ‘The Book of Rises’ EP

Today we catch up with Desire Marea‘s extraordinary EP release The Book of Rises out now on the French experimental label Tsuku Boshi. Desire Marea is a performance artist from Durban, South Africa, and one-half of the collective FAKA. There, with partner Fela Gucci, the pair uses “sound, live performance, literature, video and photography” to explore their “experience as black […]

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Tour News: Hot Flash Heat Wave Hit the Road This June

Tour News: Hot Flash Heat Wave Hit the Road This June

Hot Flash Heat Wave‘s sophomore LP Soaked came out this June on Oakland’s OIM Records, and later this month the Bay-area band will launch a Summer tour in support of the album. While the group’s 2015 self-released debut Neapolitan demonstrated their command of dark-leaning pop, this newest effort brightens up the picture with sugar-crusted tunes perfect for summer cruising or […]

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Listen to Gold Dime’s Track “All We Have to be Thankful For”

Listen to Gold Dime’s Track “All We Have to be Thankful For”

Drummer/vocalist Andrya Ambro‘s project Gold Dime is readying their Nerves LP for release on June 2nd via Fire Talk Records. She is joined in the band by Ian Douglas-Moore on bass, as well as Jessica Ackerley on guitar, and the group’s upcoming record was recorded by Justin Frye (PC Worship) and mixed by Ambro’s former Talk Normal bandmate, Sarah Register. […]

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Watch Boss Hog's "Ground Control" Video.

Watch Boss Hog’s “Ground Control” Video

Boss Hog‘s “Ground Control” video is off the band’s first LP effort in seventeen years, Brood X, out now via In the Red Records. Directed by Andrew Hooper, the visuals feature Boss Hog’s Cristina Martinez and bandmates, including husband Jon Spencer, in a Cold War caper that probably says more about our current events than those of the past. Filmed […]

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