You may have seen A$AP Rocky freestyling over Nurses’ “You Lookin’ Twice”on an episode of Pitchfork’s hip-hop show, “Selector.” It took no time for the infectious beats to lure in A$AP and crew for an impromptu creation. If you didn’t catch it the first time around, no worries; you can download the song for free as part of Selector Mixtape Vol. 1. The mixtape also includes tracks from Big Boi, Das Racist, and more, who all sampled indie artists previously on the show. Download the mixtape HERE.
Here’s a wonderful treat to brighten up your Monday. The Bowerbirds share “In the Yard,” the lovely second track from their forthcoming album, The Clearing on Pitchfork this morning. Set for release on March 6th, The Clearing has received an abundance of early praise. Independent Weekly, says “without doubt their best work yet, taking the kind of special songs they’ve always written to dizzying, redemptive new places. Keenly composed, adventurously arranged and arrogantly executed, it’s an album that will adjust expectations of and for the Bowerbirds.” You can stream and download “In the Yard” below.
We are proud to announce the release of The Clearing, the latest album from Bowerbirds! Set to drop March 6, the album’s release will be followed by a national tour. Take a listen to the first track, “Tuck the Darkness In,” over at Pitchfork and make sure to catch Bowerbirds on tour this spring!
Watch A$AP Rocky & his crew rap over a beat sampled from Nurses’ “You Lookin’ Twice” in a laser tag video arcade called Funtopia. What more could you possibly want? It’s not every day you get a Ma$e shout out.
Wild Palms” b/w “Symphony in White, No. 2 is the first taste of new material from Sun Airway since the release of their acclaimed debut, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier. Following tours with Bear in Heaven, Cults, Small Black, Lower Dens and more, the band went back into the studio and emerged with this stunning new single. First performed live at a special engagement this past Friday at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia,”Wild Palms” is now offered for download at Pitchfork.com.
On this 7″ the band’s modern sounds glance backwards, with faint 80s pop melodies sneaking into the band’s repertoire. Although the sounds are lush, subtle and carefully crafted, Sun Airway once again proves the songwriting comes first, writing instantly classic pop tunes on their new single.
This 7″ single will be available physically on July 19th, 2011 but is now available at all digital retailers. (iTunes, Amazon, Emusic)