watch: pianos become the teeth – repine (two versions)

PBTT released one of my favorite LPs of the year. “repine” didn’t sit well with me at first – especially because it was my first taste of a scream-less version of the band. after getting the album, this song weighs heavy on ya boy, so i’ve come around. now, the band have released two videos for the track. the first is a bit more visual, artistically speaking. the second is more performance-based, and traditional. hit the jump for that one.

keep you is out now.

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watch: PRhyme (dj premier + royce da 5’9”) – PRhyme

“PRhyme” (pronounced prime) is dj preemo and royce da 5’9”. i was unaware of this project, but got damn, i’m happy i found it now. here’s a video for their self-titled single from their upcoming LP (also self-titled) which is due out december 9th. the LP will feature mac miller, jay elec, common, slaughterhouse, and more.

sign me up.


listen: sleater kinney – surface envy + no cities to love

all songs considered chatted with the sleater kinney for a half-hour to talk about their reformation and their first new album in almost 10 years, no cities to love. the band also treated bob and robin to snippets of two new songs, “surface envy (19:19) and “no cities to love” (32:29). listen to the interview below.

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listen: hudson mohawke – chimes (remix; feat. future, pusha t, french montana and travis scott)

“chimes” was one of the best instrumentals electronic music had to offer in 2014 – so good on these guys for hopping on the remix and making it relevant for even more folks.



watch: j. cole – earlier that day (fader TV)

fader was with cole at the LA stop of the dollar and a dream tour for a little mini-doc of bigger proportions. really cool seeing his grassroots mentality for all of his latest endeavors, which includes announcing an album that’s dropping in a little under three weeks.


watch: mick jenkins – dehydration

mick jenkins’ the water(s) is one of the year’s best hip-hop projects. the new video for “dehydration” is in line with the album’s grit and grime nature, taking you through the violence of chicago, among other things.

and if you haven’t already, get a hold of the album.


listen: sleigh bells – that did it (feat. tink)

after performing with one another in austin during SXSW, tink and sleigh bells took a liking to each other, enough to collaborate on a track and release it through red bull sound select – the group that brought the pairing together on stage at the aforementioned SXSW appearance.