Azealia Banks x Diplo = Fuck Up The Fun

Azealia Banks has debuted a new track overnight which is titled ‘Fuck Up The Fun’ produced by one half of Major Lazer Diplo.

It is unknown whether the track will feature on the rapper’s debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’, which is due for release in September through Universal.

Bad language check. Beat-astic check. Badass, it certainly is.

Lower Dens

The Baltimore band Lower Dens has released another song from their upcoming album ‘Nootropics’ set for release on April 30th. ‘Propagation’ is a slow burner with perfectly placed vocals from Jana Hunter. I am excited for the album but I’m even more excited about the tour dates.

27th Apr 2012 – The Met, Pawtucket, RI, US
28th Apr 2012 – The Outer Space, Hamden, CT, US
29th Apr 2012 – Great Scott, Allston, MA, US
1st May 2012 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY, US
2nd May 2012 – Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US
3rd May 2012 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA, US
4th May 2012 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC, US
5th May 2012 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD, US
10th May 2012 – La Chocolaterie, Molenbeek, Belgium
12th May 2012 – Dok, Ghent, Belgium
13th May 2012 – Point Ephémère, Paris, France
14th May 2012 – The Hope, Brighton, UK
15th May 2012 – Madame JoJo’s, London, UK
16th May 2012 – The Lexington, London, UK
20th May 2012 – Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
25th May 2012 – Chelsea Musicplace, Vienna, Austria
30th May 2012 – Parc Del Fòrum, Barcelona, Spain
31st May 2012 – Bad Bonn, Dudingen, Switzerland

Steve Smyth explodes the Slaughtered Lamb

there are two Steve Smyth’s on the internet, one a folk musician with a voice that crosses seamlessly between a wailing Tom Waits and Jeff Buckley with a beard that flows like the salmon of capistrano, and the other is a metal guitarist for a band named Forbidden. Last night I saw the former play and rule the slaughtered lamb in London and felt a wave of luck come over me as I don’t expect he’ll be playing for crowds of 40-50 much longer. Accompanied by a drummer and joined on stage by various friends the balance between stage energy, space, and writing hit perfection during an accapella cover of Ledbelly’s ‘bring a little water, sylvie‘ that sealed the deal for me.

Listen to a song below and go see him play (even if it’s at greenman and or secret garden party) and for goodness sake! Go buy his f-ing record!!!!

Listen to Sharon Van Ettens entire new album called ‘Tramps’

While it seems the the general music listening population has become fixated with someone called Lame-o Del Ray, Sharon Van Etton is about to release what will be the best record by a female artist this year!  The album is out on Feb 7th.  Bummer right?  you want to hear all of it now?  ok… stream below!  I just had my first listen and it’s awesome!




Dead Oceans will be releasing the new Bowerbirds album on March 6th and from what I’ve heard so far it is going to be a doozy!!!  It was recorded partly at their home in the Forests of North Carolina and Partly at Bon Iver’s studio in Wisconsin.  Here is a single you can download for free to get you as excited as I am for the upcoming release.  It’s called ‘in the Yard’ and the lead vocals are done by Beth Tacular… WOW!


MPTHREE: Bowerbirds: “In the Yard”