Childish Gambino – “Eat Your Vegetables” VS. Killer Mike – “Don’t Die”

Apr 2, 2012

Two recently released rap songs. Which one is best? Find out, in Rap Battles.

MP3 ROUNDUP: The Dirty Projectors, Jai Paul, Eight and a Half cover The Walkmen

Mar 30, 2012

We might be the only people whining about new Dirty Projectors material, but arbitrary and semi-anonymous complaining is the mortar holding this crazy internet thing together.

Big Baby Gandhi ‘NO1 2 LOOK UP 2’ mixtape

Mar 30, 2012

Any rapper that throws down “Y'all sound like Coldplay” as a diss is a talent in my books, and Big Baby Gandhi has a ratty backpack full of similarly amusing zings in his debut mixtape 'NO1 2 LOOK UP 2', which you can download right now.

Stream Alan Lomax’s decades-spanning world music recordings

Mar 30, 2012

Did you know that 1946, armed with the newly-invented tape recorder, a man named Alan Lomax set off to record folk songs, fables, and stories of all kinds from cultures around the world, and did this till the mid '90s?

John Maus ‘No Title (Molly)’

Mar 30, 2012

In a move that should stave off their midlife crises for a few more years, the heads at Domino Records are releasing a “Flexidisk Zine” for Record Store Day, featuring unreleased music from many artists including John Maus, who’s song “No Title (Molly)” can be streamed below.

Xiu Xiu covers Erasure’s ‘Always,’ Dirty Beaches cover Francoise Hardy’s ‘Tu Ne Dis Rien’ for Record Store Day

Mar 30, 2012

Moody pop fans rejoice: Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches have teamed up for a Record Store Day split 7”, with Xiu Xiu covering 80s hit “Always” by Erasure, and Dirty Beaches handling Francoise Hardy’s “Tu Ne Dis Rien.”