Take a Listen: Thee Loving Hand Remixes Darwin Deez’s “Radar Detector”


Thee Lovely Hand announces the release of their remix of Darwin Deez’s “Radar Detector.” Fans of the musician – known for his distinctive dark curls and infectious dance routines – know the song well: It is a bouncy, lively hit that continues to be relevant despite being released more than a year ago. One of a number of Deez’s hits, “Radar Detector” was performed across the United States and launched a plethora of homemade music videos. If there’s one thing Darwin Deez can do … [Read more...]

Metal in a Minute: Soulfly Finds New Bassist, Shia LaBeouf to Shoot Marilyn Manson Documentary, Trivium Streams New Song Online


-Soulfly have announced that metal veteran Tony Campos (Static-X, Prong, Asesino, Ministry, Otep) will be replacing the departed Bobby Burns on bass. Campos will be performing his first show with the band at a festival in Belgium on July 31st. Soulfly’s latest album Omen is out now. -"Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf will reportedly shoot a documentary about the making of Marilyn Manson's new album. -Trivium is streaming a brand new track, "Dusk Dismantled" from their forthcoming … [Read more...]

Black Lips Join Pacific Festival: OC Lineup


Last week it was  Snoop Dogg, and now Black Lips have been added to the lineup for this year’s Pacific Festival: OC. The 2nd Annual event will be held in Southern California on August 13, 2011 at Oak Canyon Ranch at Irvine Lake in Orange County, CA. Artists scheduled to appear include:  SNOOP DOGG, CUT COPY, STEVE AOKI, CALVIN HARRIS, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, !!! (CHK CHK CHK), PHANTOGRAM, TORO Y MOI, BAG RAIDERS, ZEDS DEAD, THE TWELVES, CLASSIXX, FRED FALKE, AFROMAN, ZOOT WOMAN, THE … [Read more...]

Album Review: Pogo – Wonderpuff


I remember when I first heard Pogo's most famous song, "Alice." It wasn't the first introduction I had to an extended definition of remixing-- that honor belongs to Matmos and their strange brand of musique concrete-cum-techno --but Pogo did show me that the result of such a process could be remarkably tuneful. Pogo, based in Australia (I think he's a Kiwi, actually), is known for his shtick of remixing movies. "Alice," for example, draws all of its elements from Alice in Wonderland, except … [Read more...]

Snoop Dogg’s ”Doggtionary” Dictionary


Snoop Dogg is a 39-year-old musician, actor and now possibly a lexicographer?  The rapper says he would love to release a 'Doggtionary', which would give definitions to the unusual words and phrases he uses in his everyday speech. The rapper went on to explain the differences between a 'G' and a 'hustla' as reference in his song 'Gz and Hustlas'. He told Q Magazine:  "A 'G' is a gangsta at all times and he takes what he wants.  He doesn't give a f**k, that's just how it is and he's more … [Read more...]

Album Review: Clams Casino – Rainforest EP


New Jersey native Clams Casino should be on the cover of something. This is a guy who until recently didn't know how to make songs in 320, a guy who only really listens to hip-hop but has drawn comparisons ranging from cLOUDDEAD to Ariel Pink, who swears music is only a hobby. He's worked with Soulja Boy, Lil B, and Main Attrakionz, and after numerous requests for rap-free versions of his tracks, he released his Instrumental Mixtape-- it's free, go get it. His newest ephemeral offering, … [Read more...]

Take a Listen: Sole and the Skyrider Band feature Lil B

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In April, Sole announced his third album with the Skyrider band, Hello Cruel World. It's his first since having left his long-time label home anticon., and Sole and the band have embraced a more pop-friendly sensibility, though Sole's lyrics are still abstract and somewhat angry. The guest list includes typical cats like Sage Francis, as well as more indie collaborators such as Xiu Xiu. The most surprising, though, is the link-up with Lil B. As unexpected as the pair is, the song actually … [Read more...]

Album Review: Unearth – Darkness in The Light


Let's face it: Unearth's last album, "The March," was a complete dud. It was clear from the get-go that it lacked energy; indeed, vocalist Trevor Phipps has said in interviews that it lacked fire-- "I don't think I was pissed off on it, to be honest." The band's conceptual conceits sapped the aggression right out of the music's cojones. All the more disappointing, since any of the first three discs could have been a desert island pick for metalcore-lovers. Well, if "The March" left a bad taste … [Read more...]