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by Evan Sawdey

18 Mar 2010


Balkan Beat Box
Blue Eyed Black Boy
(Nat Geo Music)
Releasing: 27 April

Ori Kaplan—ex-Gogol Bordello—formed the “gypsy-punk” band Balkan Beat Box some years ago, having released their debut album in 2005 and finding a steady and amazing audience since then. Their new album is Blue Eyed Black Boy, and it’s kind of a rollicking adventure through so many musical forms it’ll kind of leave your head spinning. 

SONG LIST
01 Intro
02 Move It
03 Blue Eyed Black Boy
04 Marcha de la Vida
05 Dancing With The Moon
06 Kabulectro
07 My Baby
08 Balcumbia
09 Look Them Act
10 Smatron
11 Lijepa Mare
12 Why
13 Buhala
14 War Again

 

by Sarah Zupko

18 Mar 2010


Lapham’s Quarterly shows how artists of all stripes reside pretty far down the wages totem pole. Great writers from the past like T.S. Eliot and William Faulkner would likely be double-timing as Starbucks baristas or selling paint at Home Depot in this day and age to pursue their craft. Just goes to show the vast lot of the artistic set is about as far removed from the Wall Street baron class as one can get. After you take a gander at the chart below, head on over to Lapham’s to check out their full Spring 2010 edition.

[via Lapham’s Quarterly]

by Sarah Zupko

17 Mar 2010


The Breakestra just released this funky live video of them sampling tunes by the Meters, Eugene McDaniels, and Quincy Jones. Catch the band live this week at SXSW on Friday, March 19th @ Karma Lounge (119 West 8th Street, Austin), where you’ll be treated to smokin’ versions of songs from their latest album Dusk Til Dawn.

by Sarah Zupko

17 Mar 2010


Dominic Umile said of Nosaj Thing in a Now Hear This profile last year, “Nosaj Thing’s music is mysterious and provocative, bringing a rumbling intensity and highly individual style to both remixes and his own work.” Alan Ranta heaped on the praise, calling 2009’s Drift “a fabulous introduction to a burgeoning beat-making talent, one of the finest since edIT’s Crying Over Pros For No Reason”. Back in February, the electronic music maestro performed an improv DJ set for KEXP.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Mar 2010


More supreme goodness from Hot Chip in this new video from the latest off the 9 rated One Life Stand. This one was directed by British actor Peter Serafinowicz, who was the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
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