Death Grips Release New Track “Flies”

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Every week since May 5th “Death Grips” have been releasing new tracks from their upcoming album Year of the Snitch, and now the band have released yet another new track titled “Flies,” and this time there’s a music video to accompany the new single. There still is no release date for the new album, but it looks like it’s going to drop very soon. Watch the video below:

Jay Rock Unveils Release Date and Album Cover for Upcoming Album “Redemption”

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The wait is finally over. We now have a release date for Jay Rock’s highly anticipated follow-up to 90059, as well as the the album title and cover art. Jay Rock and “TDE” shared all the details yesterday. The album is titled Redemption, and it will be released on June 15th. This follows the release of his triumphant track “Win.” You can listen to the track below:

Album Review: Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

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Artist: Parquet Courts

Album: Wide Awake!

Genre: Indie Rock/Post-Punk/Art Rock/Dub

Rating: 8/10

 Finding a catharsis is a common goal with musicians. While many pander to the lowest common denominator of public musical taste to make a quick buck, there are countless artists using music to unpack and express any repressed emotions or overwhelming ideologies they deem important for the listener’s ear. New York based band “Parquet Courts” definitely had a lot to unpack and express on their new album Wide Awake! Following their incredible 2016 album Human Performance, an album that was melody driven and featured a diverse collection of the most impactful styles of “Rock” music, the band incorporates new styles from territories the band have not explored before on this stellar follow-up, and there’s a reason why this album is titled Wide Awake! Lyrically this features relevant topics. Topics like normalization and the desensitization of this country when reacting to the tragic and violent events that have become commonplace, but instead of diving into nihilism like most of their contemporaries are doing, the band offers a refreshing optimistic outlook. The album opens with the track “Total Football,” which may sound like an odd song title considering that the band isn’t exactly known for making songs that can get you amped at a sporting event, but the term actually comes from a tactical theory in soccer in which all players on a team can rotate positions, which can be the most successful display of collectivity if done right. The raucous delivery from the band on this track offers an upbeat and uproarious opening to the band’s most interesting album to date, and lead singer Andrew Savage tops this all off with the idea that collectivity is more effective than individualism, even though many of our infatuations lean towards the lone wolf aspect. More often than not in sports or really any form of entertainment individualistic qualities are coveted, that’s why many of us idolize celebrities, but things can be changed for the greater good if we unify and rid of selfishness. A. Savage realizes this, and he even shouts a big “Fuck you!” to Tom Brady. Musically the band continues to explore different territories throughout the album, but they never abandon what makes them “Parquet Courts.” The band flirts with various “Dub” aspects like on the tracks “Before the Water Gets Too High,” and “Back to Earth,” which feature infectious bass grooves and even some melodica. “Afrobeat,” “Funk” and “Disco” are cleverly combined on the album’s title track, and “Violence” even features some “G-Funk” synth lines, and what would a “Parquet Courts” album be without their signature explorations in “Post-Punk?” Oh yeah there’s plenty of that on tracks like “Almost Had to Start a Fight / In and Out of Patience,” and “Normalization,” and the fact that the highly regarded Danger Mouse produced this album is often forgotten while he allows the band to do their thing. The eclecticism of this album is often delivered in an upbeat manner, which makes it easy to move and dance to, but the lyrical content is a lot more serious in tone. It deals with the unfortunate reality that things like mass shootings and violence have become commonplace, and that at this point it’s difficult to know how to react to these situations since we’ve become numb to them. Instead of having a defeatist attitude, Savage’s vocal delivery and lyrics offer an optimistic attitude. “Well I can’t count how many times I’ve been outdone by nihilism,” Savage sings on the closing track “Tenderness,” and after the roller coaster ride of emotions and styles that take place on this record, including a touching expression of member Austin Brown’s view on death and how the passing of a close family member at a very young age changed his view on life forever on the track “Death Will Bring Change,” It’s nice to hear the band close on an upbeat and positive note. This is without a doubt the most insightful album “Parquet Courts” have released, and in these dire times we’re facing in this country, it’s nice to hear music of encouragement.

Written By: Steven Sandoval 

Date: 05/20/18

Nine Inch Nails Release New Track “God Break Down the Door”

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Nine Inch Nails are set to release their new album Bad Witch on June 22nd, and they have released a new track from the upcoming album titled “God Break Down the Door.” This track is the closest thing to Bowie they have released. With it’s saxy goodness and vocals unlike anything Reznor has done before, the Blackstar influence is very clear. You can listen to the track below:

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Jay Rock Releases New Track “Win”

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The “Top Dawg” camp have had quite the year so far. The Kendrick Lamar curated soundtrack to “Black Panther” was an instant success, nearly every “Top Dawg” signee have embarked on a tour together dubbed “The Championship Tour,” and Jay Rock is set to release his highly anticipated follow-up to his 2015 album 90059. The album title and release date have yet to be revealed, but Jay Rock has dropped a brand new track from the upcoming album appropriately titled “Win.” You can listen to the track below:

Nine Inch Nails Announce New Album “Bad Witch”

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Nine Inch Nails will conclude their E.P. trilogy with Bad Witch. It will be released on June 22nd, and unlike their previous releases Not The Actual Events and Add Violence, this release will be an album. Bad Witch consists of six tracks, so one can’t help but get confused as to why it was announced as an album, but we’ll just have to find out come June 22nd. The band have also announced a 26 date North American tour alongside The Jesus and Mary Chain. Check out all the info below:

Bad Witch Album Cover:

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Bad Witch Tracklist:

1. Shit Mirror
2. Ahead of Ourselves
3. Play the Goddamned Part
4. God Break Down the Door
5. I’m Not From This World
6. Over and Out

Tour Dates With The Jesus and Mary Chain:

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