“Jump Up In The Air (Stay There)” [feat. Lil Wayne]
Yesterday, Erykah Badu tweeted “At 3:33 pm Tomorrow . Friday . The official leak … erykahbadu.com.” Today, she posted a video, featuring puppets, Obama, and some funky-ass music that’ll make you want to “jump up in the air and stay there.” Check it out here: http://erykahbadu.com
New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) is due February 23 via Universal Motown. Can’t fucking wait.
These New Puritans
These New Puritans’ Hidden is due March 2 on Domino.
The Sentimental Engine Slayer [trailer]
This is a promotional trailer for The Sentimental Engine Slayer, Omar Rodríguez-López’s (The Mars Volta) first publicly released film. It premieres at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in February.
“Many Are Cold But Few Are Frozen”
Drew Danburry’s new album, Goodnight Gary, is due February 9.
• Drew Danburry: http://drewdanburry.com
“The Drift” is off Big Business’ 2009 full-length Mind the Drift, released on Hydra Head.
“(Yes) The Border Crossed Us”
“(Yes) The Border Crossed Us,” the second single from Italian avant-punk gang TSIGOTI’s ESP-Disk Debut, Private Poverty to the Power People, is an exercise in political debauchery and a forward vocal delivery of self-restraint from Thollem Mcdonas that comes a-swingin’ right out of the gate. Behind this lies the wirey, convulsive guitars of mastermind Matteo Bennici that become the driving force of this quasi-punk anthem, while the rhythm section spends time deconstructing things down into No-Wave-esque breakdowns and pummeling, fluid drumming.
• ESP-Disk: http://espdisk.com