Larry Wish

Free Willy Style

Full-on faux-karaoke crooner Larry Wish will make all your dreams come true. Having been recording under various guises since 2007, with a handful of CDs and a tape on Moon Glyph, Larry is finally here to grant listeners with a bit of Free Willy Style. Just when the longing was getting to be a little too much, Mr. Wish’s delectable energy strolls on by, notices and says “Hi,” and sticks to brains as fat does to ribs. And throughout the twists and turns that maze about for 13 tracks, Free Willy Style keeps itself sharp and to the edge of all that is cheesy. And this is some classy kinda cheese. So grip a corner off the block that is Free Willy Style, ‘cause Larry Wish is serving up some fancy on the reel. Also, Orange Milk ain’t sleeping, suckers! There’s two more tapes that popped off with Larry Wish, so cred up them PayPal accounts!! Scope Free Willy Style below:

• Larry Wish: http://larrywish.bandcamp.com
• Orange Milk Records: http://www.orangemilkrecords.com

Sun Araw

“Solo Wallet Shuffle”

Definitely one of the best songs off the best albums this year, Cameron Stallones is a mad man. Like, Sun Araw is unstoppably impenetrable. And if Belomancie (TMT Review) doesn’t prove that much, scope this brilliant new video for “Solo Wallet Shuffle.” Filmed by old-pal Matthew Lessner, “Solo Wallet Shuffle” features the candid happenings of a random man’s sporadic stretch routine. To be honest, I also heard “Solo Wallet Shuffle” as more of an endearing piece to a potential lover who’s always got his back in tite billing situations. This video follows that meaning, but down another wonderful pathway.

Figure it: pals hanging, and it’s been a minute. THAT is the intimacy of this endearment. The romance is making art together that represents each other. Thus, insanely enough, this fellah on the corner is making similar moves as Cameron does in his music. And as a careful filmmaker, Lessner abides by providing the candidness of emotion, and encapsulates a Sun Araw doppelganger. Only in this instance, this dude is the Sun Araw of gettin’ ready to work out.

Become immersed, because it’s worth it, so why not?!

• Sun Araw: http://www.sunaraw.com

Sontag Shogun

Tale

So, I came about Sontag Shogun as I was e-mailed by their newest label/home, Palaver Press. At first they were poppin’ this video of “The Musk Ox” at me, which is the second-last track off Sontag Shogun’s forthcoming album Tale. The video is super fucking lush and subtly maximalist, but also WAY controlling. Not just of the listener’s ears and eyes, but of tension between the focal character, the scenario, and the perfection in which it’s captured, so KUDOS to editor/director Isabel Nao for nailing some obscurely moving visuals to it’s sonic counterpart, “The Musk Ox.” Scope:

Oh, but HELL no I ain’t finished. These pleasant lingerers – Sontag Shogun that is – had their Tale record release party two Thursdays ago at Body Actualized Center, and I missed it. However, my love for this post-yoga venue and them having their album release party there just further interests me in their scene, older releases, and surrounding crew-/label-/bill-mates. Well, to answer SOME of that, Sontag Shogun is the formation of ex-members of The Slowest Runner In All The World, Marble Fawn, Trio, Szilárd, Kenneth Gorelick. Ring any bells? Well, listen to their newest bit Tale and you’ll probably hear some vibing out. And courtesy of my man, late-nighter, and Sontag Shogun member Jeremy, we’ve the pleasure of filling this Tuesday with some solid ear contentment. Listen to Tale below and refrain from melting in your office today, please:

• Sontag Shogun: http://www.sontagshogun.com
• Palaver Press: http://www.palaverpress.com

Gene The Southern Child

“Smackman”

You read the song title “Smackman” and you think that this is a tune about dealing and/or using heroin. You would be incorrect. Like “Artillery Splurgin’” before it, this song is about “shooting any fucking thing that moves.”

That’s my quote. Here’s one from Gene The Southern Child: “I’ll tell your ass what you need to know/ I’m hungry and completely broke/ Step on the scene looking mean at folk/ I got a chopper, let it clean the Flo.”

This latest shot of wanton violence by Alabama-based rapper Gene The Southern Child and New Jersey-based producers Parallel Thought comes to us from the trio’s third full-length, Southern Meridian, which is due out July 8 on Williams Street Records, the same cartoonists-turned-tune-thrifts that brought you Killer Mike and El-P’s R.A.P. Music, another North-South hip-hop team-up.

Looking for some more confrontational kumbaya? Then, after you play the lead single below, check out the semi-exclusive Southern Meridian album trailer, featuring Gene in the woods with mad guns, rapping over the “Deep Cover” instrumental.

• Parallel Thought: http://pthought.com
• Adult Swim: http://www.adultswim.com

DrewPrice

“Of A Feeling”

Mmmm fuck yes! So chill, you know? Like, that Giving Up/Sarah Lee tape. Or maybe more hi-fi Banana Head. But what makes me feel like DrewPrice is the dopeness is if I went to his place for a show, I don’t think he’d consider me a cop. Consider it “Of A Feeling,” but it seems like the dude is so vibed, especially when considering his meandering Monday music, LOL pictures, and smooth lyrics.

Got an e-mail about this fellah DrewPrice last Friday from mutual good pals Noumenal Loom, and unfortunately I couldn’t get it out any faster than today. However, it’s like PERFECT Monday music. And also, I feel like DrewPrice don’t mind. LOL - shoot, I should also probably avoid words like unfortunately and avoid in this post too, cause “Of A Feeling” is just so wonderful to have any sorta negative language written surrounding it. So sit back. Enjoy some tea, ‘cause it’s like 80 out today. Watch some plants grow. Seed you mind with these DrewPrice lyrics in “Of A Feeling.” Find his new tape via No Cool Studios!

• Draw Price: https://soundcloud.com/drewprice
• No Cool Studios: https://www.facebook.com/NoCoolStudios

  

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