Meth, Ghost & Rae
Teenage Fanclub’s new album, Shadows, is released June 8 via Merge. Can you believe they’ve been a band for over 20 years now? I can. They formed in 1989.
Emeralds has unveiled a new video for “Geode,” a track off last year’s self-titled album on Wagon/Gneiss Things. Look for the limited-edition laserdisc version on Def Jam? [via No Conclusion]
On May 19, Chicago’s Berry are releasing a new album, Blue Sky, Raging Sun, on Joyful Noise. Tell your friends and family.
Chocolate Grinder Mix 29
My definition of what constitutes hip-hop may be a little broader than most: the more I am exposed to, the more connections I make. It’s no surprise that there are almost no “pure” forms of music left (if there were any to begin with). Music history is a collection of influences, a result of continual hybridization, and even at its roots, hip-hop depended heavily on the recorded music of other genres (drum breaks lifted from funk, disco, and rock, and looped indefinitely). I hope this mix helps to spark a few more connections.
02. Apathy - “This Is The Formula feat. J-Live” (Wanna Snuggle?)
• Start time: 2:10; Links: Apathy
07. Casey Foubert & James McAlister - “Big Moth” (Library Catalogue Music Series - Volume 3: Music For Drums)
• Start time: 19:59; Links: Asthmatic Kitty
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]