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by Sachyn Mital

20 Aug 2012


PopMatters is again excited to bring you another fantastic contest. We’ve got one new box set of Roxy Music’s ‘The Complete Studio Recordings’ available to give to one of our readers! Its not out till next week (August 28th), so be sure to read about it now and pick one up for yourself or your friends.

This ten CD deluxe box set featuring all eight Roxy Music studio albums housed in rigid gatefold style sleeves - mimicking the original vinyl releases. They also contain never seen-before outtakes from the original album cover artwork.

Check out the official Roxy Music website to pick up this set or other official merchandise.
Purchase the Box Set from Amazon here.

 

by Zach Schonfeld

20 Aug 2012


Heems begins his latest track, “Killing Time”, with a declaration of boredom. That seems funny, considering the Das Racist emcee has been keeping busy enough this year to make most rappers jealous. While at work on the next Das Racist album, Heems will release another solo mixtape, Wild Water Kingdom, this fall. Following closely on January’s fantastic Nehru Jackets, Wild Water Kingdom features Diplo, Harry Fraud, and fellow Wesleyan alumnus Le1f, among other guests. Produced by BLKHRTS‘ Yorrissey, “Killing Time” references everything from Goodfellas to fitness instructor John Basedow over a looped Echo & the Bunnymen sample.

by Sachyn Mital

17 Aug 2012


(from Youtube video)

“Hot Cheetos and Takis” might be the best song you’ll hear all summer that wasn’t produced by Frank Ocean. With the aid of North Community Beats and Rhymes Program (during an after school program in Minneapolis, Minnesota), the kids of Y.N.RichKids have really got something fun here.

I don’t want to spoil anything, so check out the video below. And then you can read the more in-depth article over at Grantland. My original source for info about this young rap group. Though if you follow Hannibal Buress or Aziz Ansari on Twitter, you might have got wind of this a couple days ago.

 

by PopMatters Staff

16 Aug 2012


StePhest Colbchella ‘012 - Grizzly Bear - “Yet Again”

StePhest Colbchella ‘012 - Grizzly Bear - “Sleeping Ute”

StePhest Colbchella ‘012 - Grizzly Bear - “Two Weeks”

by Jane Jansen Seymour

14 Aug 2012


From the opening guitar strum, the laid back simplicity of the tune is a trademark by this L.A.-based duo of Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray. Since their 2008 album Hymn and Her, the pair has kept busy touring and composing tracks for various film/TV projects. They also collaborated with members of the band Grandaddy for the 2010 release of Admiral Radley’s I Heart California. Plus Espinoza has produced artists such as Ben Gibbard, Port O’Brien and the Henry Clay People. 

System Preferences will be released on Earlimart’s own label, the Ship, digitally on September 18 and October 16 on CD and LP. The band has planned a few dates on the West Coast, see dates below.

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