Extra! Extra! Read all about him! Macklemore is featured in XXL’s June edition, which covers drug addiction, sold out shows and the rapper’s opening night performance for the Mariners.
Read his take on the article here, then catch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis live on Sunday, September 4th at Bumbershoot 2011!
YACHT’s recently released Shangri-La is home to track after track of feel-good grooves. Songs like “Utopia” are carefully crafted and may just make you bust out your dancing shoes for some seriously addictive beats. The album can be heard in its entirety on NPR’s website.
Das Racist hails from Brooklyn, New York as a self-described “weed edge/hare krishna hard core/art rap/freak folk music trio.” The group has been celebrated as a refreshing and urgent new voice within its generation of hip hop artists for their witty and complex sense of humor. Their lyrics weave together pop culture references with subversive social commentary to create mind-blowing, gut-busting tracks.
Take a listen here to Das Racist’s Sit Down, Man and download the 20-track album for free.
Davila 666 doesn’t hold anything back when it comes to rock n’ roll. The Puerto Rican six-piece band embraces a multitude of musical styles - from doo wop to power pop, 60’s garage to swamp blues - then melts them all down into a fun and rowdy playlist. Davila 666 has “established themselves as gleefully filthy purveyors of indecipherably catchy garage-pop” (Pitchfork), and are bringing the raucous to Bumbershoot 2011!
Scoot in a little closer and get to know Davila 666 with Paste Magazine’s article & interview with singer/bassist Carlito Davila.
Check out Warpaint’s in-studio performance on NPR’s World Cafe. The twenty-two minute session includes “Warpaint” and “Undertow” from the group’s debut album The Fool.
Listen here then watch Warpaint live on Saturday, September 3rd at Bumbershoot 2011!
Purity Ring is coming to Bumbershoot 2011 with its infectious beats and ghostly vocals. The future pop duo is a new project started by Megan James and Corin Roddick of New York-based Gobble Gobble. Their sound pulls from different corners of the electro universe, but takes on a shape of its own. Here’s an excerpt from a Pitchfork review of Purity Ring’s “Ungirthed”:
The synths are warped and churning forward with an oblong gait as tinny electro drums tap out the beat, but it’s James’ voice at the center of this thing that keeps the ear coming back. In a time when so many lead vocals are buried and distant and dialed in from a memory, she sounds wonderfully present and clear and full of energy.
Visit Pitchfork here for the full review and a free download of “Ungirthed.”
“Twinkling green and red stars danced over them, Biornstad’s and Josh Hodges’ vocals were fluid and alive, the two drum kits were explosive, the keyboards sounded celestial, and the new Reptilians songs went off particularly well.”
STRFKR’s show at the Crocodile last April was a dance party worth seeing. But if you didn’t make the sold out show, you can read the Seattle Weekly’s concert review and really feel like you missed out. Good thing you can see the quartet this September at Bumbershoot 2011!