Sprawling cinematic leadoff track from Shadow’s terrific new album.
♩ DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall [from The Mountain Will Fall]
NPR Music’s Lars Gotrich sums this song up perfectly – “…sounds like Smashing Pumpkins playing new wave.”
♩ Flasher – Destroy [from Flasher]
I absolutely love this track. The throwback harmonies and doo wops are spot on. I must say though, it’ a bit eerie how fitting this is for me personally.
♩Eric Bachmann – Mercy [from Eric Bachmann]
A few of my favorite new releases this week…
Cold Cave//Full Cold Moon
Giorgio Moroder//Déjà Vu
Mates of State//You’re Going To Make It EP
Yukon Blonde//On Blonde
What are your favorite new releases this week?
The G.O.O.D. Music crew had a huge year with the release of Cruel Summer. This record top to bottom has some of the best production in hip hop along with some of hip hops biggest names. “Mercy” is the standout track in my opinion, especially the verses from Pusha T and 2 Chainz. Pusha T has emerged as the stand out lyricist of the entire crew, combining clever quips with street credibility.
Kanye West – Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz) [from Cruel Summer]
The super hyped Odd Future crew are some of the most blogged about people in hip hop. Earl Sweatshirt is actually deserving of the hype. Drawing comparisons to early Nas, Earl has a grim and visceral tone to his music. The 18 year old MC has definitely established himself as one of the elite up and coming rappers in the rap game. And when you have a chance, head on over to Stereogum and watch the music video that dropped yesterday.
Earl Sweatshirt – Chum [from Doris]
Just add the stats of this track and I’m sold: Kendrick Lamar + Drake + a Janet Jackson sample. There are a lot of great cuts from Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut and follow up to his majorly successful mix tape Section.80, but this might be my favorite.
Kendrick Lamar – Poetic Justice (ft. Drake) [from good kid, m.A.A.d city]