news: justin townes earle announces new LP, tour

justin townes earle released single mothers earlier this year, and will release its companion album early next. on january 15, 2015, vagrant records will drop absent fathers. JTE is also headed on tour, so check those below the jump, after the tracklisting to absent fathers.

1. Farther From Me
2. Why
3. Least I Got The Blues
4. Call Ya Momma
5. Day and Night
6. Round the Bend
7. When the One You Love Loses Faith
8. Slow Monday
9. Someone Will Pay
10. Looking For A Place To Land

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the week in sports: 10/14 – 10/20 (2014)

The World Series is set and the Giants and Royals will square off tonight. The NBA will be back in our lives full time next week (with an NBA preview here as well) and the regular bulk of college and professional football.

All under the jump.

-grizzly and thevhb

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news: chance the rapper announces new album, ‘surf,’ with the social experiment, in interview

and for today’s best news. last year’s AOTY for me was chance the rapper’s acid rap. the chicago stalwart decided to sit down with billboard to announce a new album – one with the social experiment (and focused on it’s trumpet player) titled surf. it’ll be a free album, like its predeccessor, and may even see a release before 2014’s over. keep in mind it’s not exactly a chance album per se, but more of a social experiment outing.

for the full interview, head to billboard.


listen: ariel pink – black ballerina

ariel pink’s newest song from his upcoming pom pom is a deliriously wacky song mixing the nintendo synths of devo with kevin barnes humor. it’s nothing like you’d expect from the madonna-hater, but hey, pushing boundaries has been ariel’s shit for a minute now. enjoy the areola’s above.

– sunbear

watch: ilovemakonnen – tuesday (feat. drake)

one of the best tracks in recent memory that’s taking all of our ladies by storm gets a music video and i can’t help but think: how is it possible for someone on OVO, surrounded by drake and all his homies, to exude 0 swag? ah well, there’s the video.


listen: pianos become the teeth – keep you (full album stream)

pianos become the teeth are another group finding a lot of hype from unknown parts. for starters, pitchfork is premiering their new album, keep you, in full for a week.

keep you is due out 10/28.


pianos become the teeth – keep you (full album stream)


listen: restorations – LP3 (full album stream)

sideonedummy’s newest release will be the third from philly’s restorations, who’ve built up a nice hype train behind this LP – and for good reason. you can now listen to it in full via NPR before it releases on october 28th.


restorations – LP3 (full album stream)


listen: lupe fiasco – lillies (feat. sirah)

lupe will forego the release of tetsuo and youth (which is now slated for a january 2015 release) with a mixtape, lost in the atlantic ocean. this one is assumed to be taken from the latter release, which will drop sometime in november (i’m guessing).


watch: foo fighters – something from nothing (lyric video)

foo fighters got back in everyone’s lives last week with the release of their single, “something from nothing.” now, they’ve put together a lyric video in the bare bones (or should i say – skin and bones) approach you’d expect: the band’s playing live and the lyrics are scribbled across in grohl’s handwriting.

foo’s new LP, sonic highways, is out november 10th.