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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Finally we have the most recent project from The Jet Age Of Tomorrow (AKA The Super 3).  This features verses from all of your favorite Odd Future reps; Tyler The Creator, Hodgy Beats, and Mike G and even features a verse from the fantastically vulgar Vince Staples.  Read what Odd Future has to say about the project below, then stream my favorite track, “LunchBox (Feat. Vince Staples & JQ), then download it.

-TC

Today Is the Day. Jet Age Of Tomorrow Releases Their Sophomore Project ‘Journey To The 5th Echelon’. This Is A All Around Upgrade From The VOYAGER Release. The Quirky Spaced Out Sounds Will Have Your Ears Mind Fucked For Days, So We Advise Not To Do Drugs While Listening. Featuring Appearances By Hodgy, Mike G, Wolf Haley, And Some Production By Tyler And Left Brain.

 

DOWNLOAD “JOURNEY TO THE 5TH ECHELON”

Looking back at last year, I realize that at the end of 2009 I was a lot more excited for the coming year.  2010 promised and produced big and amazing things in the music world and I was definitely impressed with the amount of great content throughout the year.  Although 2011 isn’t looking as exciting, there are still a few albums that I am incredibly excited for.  While Panda Bear, Smith Westerns and possibly even the Strokes may grace us with great 2011 albums, Cut Copy has me most excited for their upcoming release Zonoscope.  2008’s In Ghost Colours has remained one of my personal favorite albums and I can’t wait to hear what the guys have in store for this upcoming release.  Although the two singles released from the album so far haven’t wowed me, I have no doubt that the record will be at least an interesting and exciting listen.  You can stream the second leak Take Me Over below and check out the track-list after the jump.

-PK

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One of the pioneers of dubstep, Skream, just released a new album this Christmas.  Personally, I like my dubstep as distorted, twisted, and dark as possible, so this is great for me.  All of these tracks are really hard-hitting so if you were planning on having a nice, low-key evening don’t listen to this.  It’s always awesome when established, popular artists give away some music for free, and it seems to be happening more and more often lately, especially around the holiday season.  Download via Mediafire below…

via Midas

-TC

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Owen Pallett’s amazing Heartland is filled with incredibly dense and lush tracks that use exotic and varied instrumentation.  It goes without saying that covering Pallett’s work is an incredibly daunting task for anyone, especially someone with just a guitar.  I guess Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche wasn’t intimidated by the incredible complexity of Lewis Takes Off His Shirt and decided to simplify things by turning the track into a folksy ballad with stripped down instrumentation.  The cover is a fresh take on the original and can be streamed and download below (via PMA)

-PK

There were some problems streaming the album on Gorillaz’ website earlier, but now the album is up for stream.  This was recorded mainly on Damon Albarn’s iPod while on tour promoting Gorillaz’ recent album Plastic Beach.  The album is available for free download if you are a member of their fanclub, but for the rest of us it is only available for stream (unless you know how to use google).  Stream the album below via Hypetrak

-TC

Now its my turn.  Click the title to see the list.

-TC

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Photo By Brick Stowell (http://brickstowell.com/)

Unfortunately Odd Future did not release a Christmas album but fortunately Tyler, The Creator (who you can see above displaying the same deck that I just got for Christmas) released a bunch of tracks.  First off is an updated version of his track “Session” from his incredible debut album Bastard.  The updated version adds a verse from Odd Future member Mike G, and subtracts a verse from ex-Odd Future member/scheming, delusional bitch Brandun DeShay.  Next is an unfinished track that Tyler recorded when preparing to release Bastard entitled “Dem Hoes”.  The Track is only slightly over a minute long, but sounds like the beginning to another anthem.  The production is grimy, dirty, and slimy with lyrics to match and is one of my favorite tracks from Tyler in a while.  Finally the last track “Let’s Dance” is unmixed but was recorded for Odd Future’s mixtape Radical.  The instrumental is provided by James Pants and the rape-themed lyrics are of course provided by Tyler.  This might be my best Christmas present of the year.  Stream and download all three in that order below…

-TC

The Jet Age of Tomorrow (AKA The Super 3) of Odd Future is about to release it’s second album Journey To The 5th Echolon.  This is the first single off of the album and is an incredible track.  The Jet Age of Tomorrow’s production is heavily electronic and fiercely experimental.  Throw some Casey Veggies, and Tyler, The Creator verses in and this track has me extremely excited for the album which is sure to be full of space age jams galore.  Stream below…

-TC

Compared to last year, I have had an incredibly difficult time narrowing down 2010 into my 10 favorite albums.  With the limitation I have had not include some really great LP’s that I listened to this year.  Titus Andronicus, Vampire Weekend, Delorean, Four Tet and many other bands I loved just couldn’t quite crack the top 10.  Read after the jump for my list.

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Bradford Cox didn’t need to do anything more.  He already released over 2 and a half hours worth of goodies with his Bedroom Databanks and one of the best albums of the year with Deerhunter.  All the amazing music wasn’t enough so Bradford decided to gift us all with a new song for Christmas, and then release 5 versions of the song all for free.  All 5 versions of Artificial Snow offer a great variation on the same ideas and are all great additions to my now enormous collection of Atlas Sound tracks.  Merry Christmas internet!

Download Artificial Snow EP

-PK