As If Sleigh Bells Wasn't Enough... Brooklyn Duo Metermaids Pile On The Jams

...and blow even more eardrums with the FREE mixtape Billy Mitchell Presents: Sleigh Bells Remixed By Metermaids

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A Warm, Loose, Jazzy Way To Fight The Recession From ESQ & Chikarmanga

19 free and fresh tracks here

Das Racist Produces Intelligent, Satirical, Free Hip-Hop — And They Talk Shit To The New Yorker

I can't even describe it... just download their first mixtape FOR FREE here...

And then read Himanshu Suri's 24 haikus in response to The New Yorker writer Sasha Frere-Jones' article about the death of hip-hop:

Hip-hop dies each year.
How many lives hip-hop got?
Is hip-hop a cat?
This ain’t reverting
back to your mom’s disco dog.
Elder statesmen! Dads!
Turn down that autotune, son!
Your jeans are skinny!
“Improbably weird?”
Only if you’re looking in
from the outside though.
Nah Right never called
hip-hop “improbably weird”.
Thanks so much, Nah Right.
Jay-z’s Blueprint 3
Is just as weird as Weezy.
“Hater” is real weird!
Where near Jay’s old hood
does Sasha Frere Jones reside?
He cough up a lung?
Don’t disagree with
every thing he said but
why so alarmist?!?!
Gucci just dropped four
mixtapes. Sounds like hip-hop is
alive and kicking.
Are you suggesting
there are no new ideas
left to rap about?
Freddie Gibbs is dope
but so is Young Dro and like
ten other rappers.
Has rock been dead for
ages since it too builds on
older ideas?
Rock seems alive to
me. I saw a great band play
last night at Glasslands.
Stop trying to kill
rap. Matter of fact please let
it rock. Go away.
8 Yahoo! answer
pages all dedicated
to the death of rap?
Timekeeper of pop?
Who made you the time keeper
of hip-hop, New Yorker?
This is how I feel
when Anon. commenters talk
rap on BK Veegz.
Don’t like when Pitchfork
claims authority on rap.
Don’t like when you do.
Leave hip-hop alone.
What is this article ’bout?
Define hip-hop please.
You’re great grandfather
was Edgar Wallace. Mine was
some broke brown subject.
Why did I think you
were biracial for so long?
Writer payola?
Hip-hop is not dead.
Polka is dead. It died and
is not coming back.
Electro-rap and
Africa Bambaataa’s not
that different man.
Bambaataa sampled
Kraftwerk and that was back in


Psych-Rock Tour of the Century — Only One Florida Date

Vancouver titans Black Mountain...
Photo: Steve Gullick
Plus Austin freakazoids The Black Angels...
Equals The Dropout Boogie Tour...
Trippiest artwork since 1967.
Free download of "The Hair Single" from Black Mountain's upcoming Wilderness Heart
Ditto for "Old Fangs"

Most tickets go on sale this week; some will be available through Ticketmaster on August 4th via a tickets/download combo that includes digital copies of Black Mountain and The Black Angels' new albums, both out September 14th.

The Dropout Boogie Tour with The Black Angels
10/28/10 Chicago, IL - Metro
10/30/10 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall
10/31/10 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/01/10 Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
11/02/10 Boston, MA - Paradise
11/03/10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11/06/10 Philadelphia, NY - Theatre of Living Arts
11/07/10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11/09/10 Louisville, KY - Headliners
11/10/10 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
11/11/10 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
11/12/10 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11/13/10 Orlando, FL - The Social
11/15/10 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
11/16/10 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's
11/17/10 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
11/19/10 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
11/20/10 Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
11/24/10 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
11/26/10 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11/28/10 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11/29/10 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11/30/10 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom

Fol Chen Really Loves You

Creepy red sweater video for "The Holograms" directed by Keith Musil, free remix EP, heaps of tour dates...

Free "The Holograms" Remix EP featuring the titular track remixed by Teen Daze, Primary 1, Hard Mix and FUR.

Free "In Ruins" Remix EP

08/02 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
08/03 New York, NY Mercury Lounge *
08/04 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool *
08/05 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's *
08/09 Los Angeles, CA The Echo +
08/16 Los Angeles, CA The Echo #
08/23 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
08/30 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
09/22 Washington, DC Black Cat $
09/23 Boston, MA Royale $
09/24 Northampton, MA Pearl Street $
09/26 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace $
09/28 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
09/29 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge $
09/30 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall $
10/01 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom $
10/05 Pawtucket, RI The Met Cafe $
10/22 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater $
10/23 Colorado Springs, CO Armstrong Hall $
10/24 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room $
10/26 Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe $
10/27 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios %
10/28 Arcata, CA The Depot at Humboldt State %
10/30 San Francisco, CA The Independent %
10/31 San Jose, CA Blank Club %
11/02 San Diego, CA Casbah %
11/03 Tuscon, AZ Plush %
11/07 Houston, TX Walter's On Washington %
11/08 Dallas, TX Granada Theater %

* = w/ Baths
# = w/ Light Pollution, Crocodiles
$ = w/ !!!
% = w/ the Apples in Stereo
+ = featuring live sampling with the audience for source material for Fol Chen's third album
& = featuring live Craigslist auditions for a new singer
@ = Metal band Viscera performs the songs of Fol Chen!