Dillon Hart Francis is an American electronic-dance musician, known for being one of the pioneers of moombahton, a fusion genre of house music and reggaeton, and moombahcore, a sub-genre of electronic-dance music deviating from moombahton. The new video for Dillon Francis’s epic moombahton cut “Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)” proves that the LA-based DJ has the most prolific and surreal detachable head in the business. Tour dates are listed below. We will be covering his tour kick off from Dallas, make sure to keep an eye out for our live show review soon.
Widowspeak is an American band comprised of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas, known for its dreamy, western-tinged take on rock and roll. Their self-titled debut was praised for its reverential spaciousness, Hamilton’s haunting voice, and Thomas’s sinister Morricone-esque guitar lines. On their second album, Almanac, the duo explores denser arrangements and new sonic territory, from Saharan rhythms to Appalachian-inspired melodies, all delivered with stoic, wistful restraint. Named after those annual tomes which provide agricultural advice, chart weather patterns and astronomocal phenomena, Almanac likewise tracks the life and death of seasons, youth, love, and the cyclical nature of all things.
The album was recorded by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Real Estate) in a hundred year old barn in the Hudson River Valley of New York State during the transition from summer to fall. Producing with McMahon, Thomas expanded on the band’s demos, crafting layers of guitar, Rhodes piano, organ and harmonium. Read more
Montreal duo Valleys have premiered a video for the first single off Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night?, “Undream A Year” today. Directed by Derrick Belcham, the video features Valleys’ Tillie Perks’ haunted travels through a city at night. Valleys will premiere songs off Are You Going To Stand There…? this week at the SXSW Music Conference, along with additional northeast dates supporting Fol Chen. While “Undream A Year” closes out Are You Going To Stand There…? it is really the inspirational centerpiece for Marc St. Louis and Matilda (Tillie) Perks, who spent a year writing the album following a year of unexpected loss and spiritual recovery. Read more
Once upon a time, Indie legend Aesop Rock joined El-P’s label Definitive Jux and proceeded to drop five of the greatest albums of the 00’s (which sound even better revisited now), even getting mainstream attention being called one of the top 100 Artists of the Decade by Rolling Stone. Since the beginning, he’s continued to keep us guessing. Just when we think we have this instrumental scorer, superior lyricist and visual artist pegged, he will announce a brilliant left field project that shows his versatility and blows preconceptions to pieces yet again. Case in point, his latest collaboration forms a new duo called The Uncluded with Kimya Dawson and will drop their first project on May 7th, Hokey Fright.
During a break on the road for his latest tour, he took the time to answer some of my weird questions below. Peep his answers and videos below and follow Aesop Rock on Twitter and Facebook for more info on his new project. Catch him live next at the Coachella Music Festival in April!
The pending follow-up to 2000′s Free Your Soul and Save My Mind features 13 tracks and commemorates the 30th anniversary of the thrash legends’ self-titled debut album. Frontman Mike Muir co-produced the forthcoming LP — which will be released through Suicidal Records — with Paul Northfield, whose previous credits include Ozzy Osbourne, Hole, Marilyn Manson, and Rush, among others. On March 26, 2013, legendary punk/thrash icons SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will release their first new music in over 13 years. The band’s upcoming full-length, entitled 13, will be released via Suicidal Records.
1. Shake it Out
2. Smash It! (feat. Larry Linkogle and Jimmy Fitzpatrick of the Metal Mulisha)
3. This Ain’t a Celebration
4. God Only Knows…Who I Am
5. Make Your Stand!
6. Who’s Afraid?
7. Show Some Love…Tear It Down (feat. Pro skaters Danny Way, Tony Trujillo, Steve and Alex Olson, Vincent Alvarez, Elijah Berle and Jim “Red Dog” Muir)
8. Cyco Style
9. Slam City
10. Till My Last Breath
11. Living the Fight
12. Life…(Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It)
13. This World
Mike Muir states, “First, thank you for all the people that have patiently waited for this record. Now I will shut up and let the music do the talking.” Read more
Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids is back with the banger “Back Up” Remix, in which he calls for back up in the form of G.O.O.D. Music’s own Travi$ Scott. Heavy on the synths and the 808, the sparse but bouncy remix which was produced by Travi$ Scott and Inglish himself and will be released as part of his forthcoming solo album, Convertibles. The album will be released on his own Sounds Like Fun imprint in conjunction with TV On The Radio member Dave Sitek and Org Music’s new joint label Federal Prism.
Chuck Inglish made a name for himself as one half of The Cools Kids but has made incredible strides with his solo work as of late. He released his instrumental mixtape WRKOUT early last year, and recently appeared on Mike Posner’s rendition of Drake’s “Started From The Bottom” where he trades the spotlight with Asher Roth. Co-conspirator and relative newcomer Travi$ Scott drops a flawless verse with the unique style that brought him from obscurity straight into Kanye West’s studio.
Hip-hop veterans Murs and 9th Wonder present the Hobostewd-directed music video for “What Up Tho”, a cut from their new album The Final Adventure, out now. Adventure is Murs and 9th’s final album together. The iTunes edition include two bonus tracks, while the iTunes deluxe version includes the bonus tracks and all of the instrumentals. Murs recently released This Generation, his collaboration album with Cali rapper Fashawn, both currently on the road together for a series of US shows. This year’s installment of Paid Dues, the indie hip-hop festival Murs spearheaded several years ago, is all set for March 30. Slated to perform are Trinidad James, Talib Kweli, Juicy J and more. See below for the remaining dates on the Road To Paid Dues Tour, and full line up here.
Indiana native and horror-step producer, Figure, takes on Blood Diamonds’ “Barcode” with a furious barrage of screaming drum and bass and groaning synthesizers. What was once a chillwave-tinged trap production with verses from Dominic Lord, Figure’s rendition of “Barcode” tears the production limb from limb, re-assembling it like a dubstep mad scientist – is this where the heart goes? Who the hell knows. The track starts innocently enough, until Figure pushes the tempo through the roof, delivering a bass-fueled and thrashing assault on your eardrums – and your sanity. Look for the Barcode EP out now on OWSLA.
Album Artwork/Concept by “Carcass” John Fossum – Graphic/Technical by John Deleon
Warbeast and MetalSucks.net Premiere New Track “Nightmares In The Sky” – New Album Destroy Hits Stores April 2, 2013 via Housecore Records. Destroy is produced by Philip H. Anselmo and engineered by Stephen “The Big Fella” Berrigan and was recorded at Nodferatu’s Lair in May and July 2012. The album is mixed by Anselmo and Berrigan. The Metal Suck site is the only place to hear this new song. The song is great, it sucks that you can only go there to hear it.
Warbeast recently announced that they will head out on the “Fate or Chaos Tour” with headliners GWAR. The tour kicks off on April 10th in Tucson, AZ. WARBEAST also announced that Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis, GWAR) will join them as their fill-in bassist while on the road. In addition to the newly announced tour dates with GWAR, a CD release show for Destroy will take place at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX on April 6th. See directly below for all confirmed tour dates. Here is another of their recent newer songs.
Late last month, when Dizzy Wright was in New York City, the Funk Volume rapper caught up with fellow up-and-comer Joey Bada$$. The two got together in the studio, and out of those sessions came “Maintain,” a track that will be featured on Dizzy’s upcoming, yet-to-be-titled mixtape. Today, Funk Volume and Pro Era are releasing the track, premiered by Complex.
While most collaborations nowadays rarely happen in-person, it was special for the two rising emcees to come together in the studio, and that chemistry comes across on the “Maintain.” “I’d made a track that I felt like it was perfect for Joey,” recalls Dizzy on how the song, produced by Funk Volume’s DJ Hoppa, first came about. “It was cool working in the studio together. We’re both young, both energetic – we just got a good vibe and got creative.” The finished product is an uplifting track, with both rappers delivering on the ’90s vibe that permeates much of their music. “We were trying to convey that feel-good sound,” says Dizzy. “It just all fell together.”