Flee Lord & Mephux – “Pray For The Evil 2” (Album Review)

Flee Lord teams up with producer Mephux for their second installment of “Pray For The Evil,” and Flee Lord’s 8th (yes you read that right, 8th) project this year. Flee Lord doesn’t seem to be running out of gas anytime soon either, dropping what may be his most comprehensive project to date. Flee not only reminds us that he deserves to be included in the undergrounds top-tier, he proves it by holding his own drumming alongside some of Hip Hops elite. Accompanied by flawless production by Mephux...
Tags: Reviews, Albums, Jazz, Houston, Evidence, Trae Tha Truth, Roc Marciano, ETO, Far Rockaway, Westside Gunn, Keisha Plum, Griselda, 38 Spesh, Palm Angels, Flee Lord, Mephux

Twitch’s karaoke game, Twitch Sings, will shut down by New Years

Twitch today announced it’s shutting down Twitch Sings, the built-in karaoke streaming feature it announced two years ago. While the exact reason it’s closing isn’t exactly clear, it might have something to do with the copyright struggles the site’s been having for the last few months. We've made the difficult decision to close Twitch Sings on January 1, 2021 to invest in broader tools and music services on Twitch. Thank you for rocking our world. For more info: pic.twitt...
Tags: Startups, Music, Media, Twitch Sings

Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week we interviewed Barely Civil, Mike Doughty, and Corey Taylor; we reviewed the new albums by Bill Callahan and Lomelda; we read apologies from Twenty One Pilots and David Byrne; and we made Ryan watch Almost Famous. More »
Tags: Music, David Byrne, Shut Up Dude, Corey Taylor, Ryan, Mike Doughty, Bill Callahan, Lomelda

R’mon the New Age – “$=Freedom?” (Album)

Kalamazoo, Michigan based Hip Hop artist R’mon The New Age releases his new album titled “$=Freedom?”  He shares his perspective of society as a Black Man trying to make sense of it all. With 12 songs with unique perspectives each and features Production from Legendary Producer !llmind, MSXII Sound Design, Soul Surplus, Pelham & Junior and R’mon The New Age himself. R’mon looks to take listeners on a ride through some of the obstacles that many face today.  Follow him on Instagram @rmon_the_new...
Tags: Albums, Jazz, KALAMAZOO MICHIGAN, R’mon The New Age

Live Nation laying off more employees as COVID-19 drags on

Live Nation instituted another round of staffing reductions this week as the company continues to grapple with concert cancellations and plummeting revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Beverly Hills-based concert promoter didn’t reveal how many employees are impacted, but the layoffs — first reported by Pollstar — follow a host of cost-cutting reductions in April. That included the furlough of 20% of its employees, salary reductions for senior executives, hiring freezes, a reduction in the us...
Tags: Business, Music, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Music Festivals, Aeg, Coachella, Stagecoach, Concerts, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Anaheim, City National Grove, Pollstar

Deep musical compilations persist in pleas for Beirut

Beirut remains a city in pain following the August explosion in its port. A new crop of music compilations has arrived benefiting independent relief efforts, including from Lebanese and Arabic artists. The post Deep musical compilations persist in pleas for Beirut appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.
Tags: Music, Beirut, Lebanon, Labels, SFX

Built to Fade Returns with New Album, ‘Lies in Nostalgia’

The quarter of Kno (of CunninLynguists), Dane Ferguson, Zoë Wick and Fjer are officially back in action.
Tags: Albums, Jazz, Kno, Fjer, Built To Fade, Dane Ferguson Zoë Wick

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
Tags: Music, Pusha T, Killer Mike, Actress, The 5 Best Songs Of The Week, Isola, Adrianne Lenker, Swizz Beatz, Black Thought, Bumper, Sampha

BamBeatz & dB Cutlass – “Bendito” (Video)

Tanboys producer, BamBeatz, connects with Miami artist, dB Cutlass, for the new video premiere for, “Bendito”. This track is the 3rd single from their LP, “Shula & Marino“.The post BamBeatz & dB Cutlass - “Bendito” (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Miami, BamBeatz, dB Cutlass, Shula Marino

Lawn’s New Album Johnny Is Some Good Old-Fashioned Jangly, Jittery, Guitar-Powered Indie Rock

I hear you're in the market for some indie rock! Have you considered Johnny, the new LP from New Orleans trio Lawn? Let me see if I can pique your interest here. More »
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Dead Heat – “Know More Pain”

The city of Oxnard, California has a long and proud history of hardcore punk. Since the early '80s, Oxnard has been cranking out fast, snotty, exciting music. If you care about hardcore, the big compilation that you need to know about today is the massive new fundraiser Shut It Down: Benefit For The … More »
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Ari Lennox & Anthony Ramos Duet On “If You Want Me To Stay”

Covering Sly & The Family Stone's classic.
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Big Sean – “Lithuania” f. Travis Scott

Fresh off the release of Detroit 2, Big Sean is wasting no…
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Lithuania, Detroit, Big Sean, Hit-boy, Travis Scott, Sean

Here’s a listening and buying guide for electronic music on another Bandcamp Friday

This year is a constant reminder that even in dark times, there are musical messages to hear. Bandcamp has extended their Fridays giving back commissions to artists, so it's another chance to stock up on downloads and assemble a collection you'll listen to on repeat. The post Here’s a listening and buying guide for electronic music on another Bandcamp Friday appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.
Tags: Music, Electronic Music, Underground, Bandcamp, Electronica


I’ve known and admired the drummer and thoughtful man Kevin Dorn for fifteen years and more.  I could see Kevin in a jazz club, lifting the rhythm and making the other musicians happier — to say nothing of the audience.  … Continue reading →
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M. C. Armstrong's Playlist for His Memoir "The Mysteries of Haditha"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. M. C. Armstrong's The Mysteries of Haditha is more than a war memoir, the book combines reportage with autobiography to remarkable effect. Phil Klay wrote of the book: "The Mysteries of Haditha is...
Tags: Music, Guantanamo Bay, Diet, Navy, Snowden, Nsa, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Wilco, America, Syria, David, United States, Edward Snowden, Middle East, Al Qaeda

‘Patriotism Ain’t No One Song’ — A Classical Critic Considers America’s Anthems (Plural)

Michael Andor Brodeur looks at the NFL’s decision to add “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” to “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games, and ponders other anthems (because that’s what they are) ranging from “God Bless America” to “This Land Is Your Land” to “The Times They Are A-Changin'” to “Born in the U.S.A.” (and maybe even “Strange Fruit”). “However varied these many musical visions of patriotism may be, they share common concerns: struggle, tension, transition, uncertainty, progress. These are no...
Tags: Art, Music, NFL, America, Bruce, Lift Ev ry Voice, Michael Andor Brodeur, 09.03.20

Death Cab Announce We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Fundraiser, Directions Anniversary Broadcast

Since the beginning of quarantine, very few musicians have been keeping as busy as Death Cab For Cutie leader Ben Gibbard, who played about a million livestreamed solo acoustic sets and released the singles "Life In Quarantine" and "Proxima B." As for the full band, Death Cab have also contributed music … More »
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Stream Portland Post-Hardcore Band Moonkisser’s New EP Summer’s Fleeting Majesty

The Portland band Moonkisser play a big, heavy form of post-hardcore, one that leans hard on grand belt-it-out choruses and guitar fuzz. If you like, you could add Moonkisser to the recent parade of bands that's clearly been influenced by recently-returned heroes Hum, but there's also plenty of Quicksand in Moonkisser's emotional stomp. It's a … More »
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Grafh – “Customer” f. Jim Jones (prod. Harry Fraud)

Off Good Energy, dropping September 18th.
Tags: Jazz, Songs, Jim Jones, Grafh

T.R.3 – “Another Cold Night” Ft. Gavlyn (Prod. By Ariano) | Official Video

Despite the chaos that 2020 has dropped at our feet, it’s been an active year musically for Atlanta’s T.R.3. After releasing a rock ep, a huge song with Zaya Sosho of The Future Kingz and multiple powerful singles, T.R.3 continues the momentum with regular collaborator and producer Ariano on their new single, “Another Cold Night.” Featuring rising LA hip hop star, Gavlyn, “Another Cold Night” delivers a classic Outkast-style production allowing for Gavlyn and T.R.3 to serve up a warm summer n...
Tags: Videos, La, Atlanta, Jazz, Gavlyn, Ariano, T.R.3, Zaya Sosho, Gavlyn Another Cold Night, Stream Single Another Cold Nigh

Hey Colossus – “The Mirror” (Feat. Mark Lanegan)

Heavy, noisy UK rock band Hey Colossus have announced a new double album called Dances/Curses, their 13th album and the first on bassist Joe Thompson's new Wrong Speed Records label. “It's 100% time for all bands to take control of their shit” Thompson says. "All the tools are there to do it yourself. Back your … More »
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Almost Famous Could Never Happen Today

It was January 7th, 2016 when we first found out that Ryan Leas had never seen Almost Famous. There aren't many movies about music journalism -- it's a boring profession! -- so if you desire to be a music journalist, it's likely that you would seek out Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe's sentimental retelling of his … More »
Tags: Music, Cameron Crowe, Sounding Board, Ryan Leas, Almost Famous

Stream Regrowth’s Great Melodic Hardcore Debut Lungs

It's hard to find a lot of information online about the band Regrowth, something I attribute to three different factors. First, they're pretty new; they only just released the debut EP This Time I'm No Longer Alone in 2018. Second, they come from the Italian island of Sardinia, a fairly remote place. (As … More »
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Tax G – “No Emotion” (Video)

Newark, New Jersey’s very own Tax G lays down some soft vocals and heavy bars in, “No Emotion”, new video premiere off his new project, “Creative Control“, slated to drop this October.The post Tax G - "No Emotion" (Video) first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Newark New Jersey, Tax G

Shorties (Claudia Rankine on Her New Book, The Week's Best New Albums, and more)

Claudia Rankine discussed her new book Just Us with All Things Considered. Pitchfork, The A.V. Club and Paste recommended the week's best new albums. September's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: The Crack in Space by Philip K. Dick eBooks on sale for $2.99 today: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene The Fifties by David Halberstam All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot Inland by Tea Obreht Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury NPR Music shared a ti...
Tags: Music, John Cleese, Ray Bradbury, David, New York Times, Dublin, Vox, Philip K Dick, Brit Bennett, Grateful Dead, Graham Greene, Sylvan Esso, Michelle Zauner, NPR Music, Anuradha Roy, Frances Quinlan

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