[video] STITCHES: “Brick in Yo Face”

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If you haven’t already heard about STITCHES, you certainly will soon. He’s a local rapper slash bad man from down here in Miami Dade County who’s making a lot of waves for his video and appearance; STITCHES has stitches tattooed on his face, over his mouth, as well as a cute little machine gun tattooed on that same face. And gold teeth. And he’s white. Seems like a pretty dedicated gimmick if it is that. But that’s not why I’m posting it here. I’m posting it because the song is really really good. I can’t stop playing it. I can’t stop. STITCHES had me at “I love selling bloowwwwwwww.” While the video is nice and everything (he’s fun to look at), it’s more about the song for me. It goes hard a f.

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OUGHT: “Habit”

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This was enough to get me excited about music again. Not that this has been a bad year or anything but I’m a child of the early Twenty Ten’s blog scene. The vibe’s changed. I don’t know what happened. Maybe cuz we just get older and shit changes. Whatever it is, this song got me excited again. Made me log in here and share this. Maybe you’ve heard it. Probably you have. But someone hasn’t, I guarantee that. I don’t know what it is about a new great song that’s so exciting. I think it’s cuz we actually use these things. Think about catchy songs you’ve used up. How they’re all used up. Where’d they go? This kinda reminds me of David Byrne but I don’t know. Real weird melody on this one. Like bad but in a good way. I’m about it. It’s a little long it’s cool when it counts tho.

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GLASSPOPCORN: “Nightingale (prod. FRIENDZONE)”

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GLASSPOPCORN‘s been the most unheralded, unusual young musician developing and progressing on the internet exclusively before our eyes over the last few years. And just as the boy gets older and becomes a young man, his music matures accordingly, with the aggressive trap elements of his true youth giving way to the delicate, subdued trap pop stylings we find here with his first single of 2014, “Nightingale.” It’s good to see the genius exhibited on 2013′s “35 Pounds of Vomit” was not a diversion. Instead, GPC’s new product feels thoughtful and romantic, a welcome thread to run through the young rapper’s newest output.

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TOP ALBUMS OF 2013

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AUTRE LP

AUTRE NE VEUT: Anxiety

BLOOD ORANGE LP

BLOOD ORANGE: Cupid Deluxe

DISCLOSURE LP

DISCLOSURE: Settle

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DRAKE: Nothing Was the Same

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FKA TWIGS: EP 2

HAIM LP

HAIM: Days Are Gone

JAI PAUL LP

JAI PAUL: Jai Paul

YEEZUS LP

KANYE WEST: Yeezus

VAMPIRE WEEKEND LP

VAMPIRE WEEKEND: Modern Vampires of the City

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TOP 100 SONGS OF 2013

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TOP 100 SONGS OF 2013 coming soon

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[Video] WILD NOTHING: “A Dancing Shell”

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[Dir. Hayley Akins]

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New VAMPIRE WEEKEND

Off the upcoming Modern Vampires of the City. These sound good to me.

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[Stream] BATHS: “Miasma Sky”

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Feels like almost three years since I last heard a new BATHS song. Makes sense. Been almost three years. Well Will Weisenfeld just dropped the first single off Obsidian (out May 28 on Anticon).”Miasma Sky” is electric dance-pop at its finest, reminiscent of the Chillwave that dominated 2009 with a little more 8-bit bent.  This track is pure bliss. Perfect for the transition to Spring we’re all about to experience. BATHS always had a knack for constructing infectious melodies, but this is like a whole new level. I also have to point out how hard this beat swags. Going to dance to this real hard when I see him live. This song is way up there. If it’s any indication, so may be this Obsidian album.

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GLASSPOPCORN: 35 Pounds of Vomit

By the age of 15, GLASSPOPCORN, the rapper, producer and conceptual net artist out of Arizona already had a MoMA PS1 performance, a couple 5s on his AP Exams, and “produced by LEX LUGER” on his resume. Pretty big beginnings for an artist once referred to as the Art World’s Justin Bieber. Now 16, and already reflective on his short career, GPC appears to be in the midst of a musical tidal shift. Gone are the uber aggressive trap beats of yesteryear. In their place, a dead-beated pop track, fun in a somber way, hot and progressive. The raps are abandoned on “35 Pounds of Vomit;” DAN DEACONesque pop harmonies take their place. If you sit and focus on the background noise, you might find yourself feeling like an old person. This is new. Kinda low and wild in the background, hot and sweaty in the foreground. And dragged out. We’re left with an ear-worm of a Winter-to-Spring dance cut, busting its way toward the Summer, produced by an artist you can be sure will continue to grow before your eyes. Literally.

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