Ryan Power
“I Don’t Want to Die”

Tiny Mix Tapes went cray over NNA Tapes last year. I mean, NNA deserved it. And they continue to: Ryan Power, brahh. Not only do his melodies sound like nursery rhymes, or a kids show, but his voice is smooth and his lyrics are raww. “I Don’t Want to Die” is probably my least favorite track on his new album, but OK; it’s only because the chorus has been in my head since Toby (NNA co-owner) sent me the [digital-]LP. *breathe* My girlfriend said something about Dirty Projectors upon first listen. I think he’s more Elliot Smith in his vocal melodies. But he’s all over, and that seems right at home with the NNA creative-mission. Scope NNA Tapes April 3 to find Ryan Power’s I Don’t Want to Die. #avant-pop-FTW

• Ryan Power: http://ryanpower.org
• NNA Tapes: http://nnatapes.com


“NoWayBack” [feat. Butterclock]

oOoOO’s got a new EP, and it’s titled Our Loving Is Hurting Us. Stream one of its tracks, “NoWayBack,” below, and look for the EP April 10 on Tri Angle. I could write more, but instead:

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• oOoOO: http://soundcloud.com/ooooosounds
• Butterclock: http://soundcloud.com/goldenbruise
• Tri Angle: http://tri-anglerecords.com

Lil B

White Flame [mixtape]

Lil B has finally dropped his long-anticipated-by-me White Flame mixtape. And it’s fucking weird. And scary. And based. Stream below and/or download from Dat Piff.

• Lil B: https://www.facebook.com/LILBTHEBASEDGOD

Diamond Terrifier

“Chicken Shaman” / “Porcupine Quills”

Outside noises become mantra’d and you squish on through the echoing path of darkness toward the ferocity of thought. In the distance is where he is found. Push on through and try not to look at him in the eyes. Hear him in the present and don’t defend yourself, just accept it. Try and fossilize him, transcend fear and thought and practice and “and;” find what you are really seeking.

Seek out Diamond Terrifier’s (Vajrabhairava/Sam Hillmer of ZS) 22-minute cassette Shrine Flu off Words+Dreams March 9.

• Diamond Terrifier: http://northern-spy.com/diamondterrifier
• Words+Dreams: http://www.wordsplusdrea.ms

Evian Christ

Kings and Them [mixtape]

Evian Christ was hyped late last year by Dummy, who described his music as “Clams Casino-gone-footwork.” That’s like an automatic 5,000 points on the hype-o-meter. Since then, the once-anonymous producer has revealed his name (Joshua Lear), his residence (UK), his age (22), and, today, a mixtape. Kings of Them consists of remastered versions of the tracks he uploaded to YouTube, and hot-as-shit label Tri Angle (Balam Acab, Holy Other, Ayshay, How to Dress Well, Water Borders, etc.) is offering the mix for free at its SoundCloud. Stream below or download it here.

Meanwhile, The Fader says Mr. Joshua is working on new material for a future release on Tri Angle. PRETTY COOL!

• Evian Christ: http://www.youtube.com/user/evianchrist
• Tri Angle: http://tri-anglerecords.com

Carlos Giffoni


Ahh, pop should accelerate like this always. “Evidence” gives the feeling of exhaling in one long, deep movement, colored in swirls and weighted moisture. *upper-lip-sweat* And who is that is on them keys? It’s Laurel Halo.

“Fuck you, C Monster. Now, I’ma buy this 12-inch Evidence EP off Software Records February 7, and you can rot!”

Hey, how’d you know all that info? Oh, I’m late to the game? Fuck this game, I’m selling this shit for hallucination $crill. #FIN

• Carlos Giffoni: http://www.carlosgiffoni.com
• Software Records: http://softwarelabel.net


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