listen: theophilus london – tribe (feat. jesse boykins III)

it’s been a minute since we’ve heard from theophilus london, and it was even better to see him check back in with a collaboration with a familiar face. “tribe” is off of his upcoming album, VIBES!, due out later this fall.



listen: interpol – the depths

the song of the day over on the line of best fit is an interpol bonus track from the upcoming el pintor. “the depths” breaks away from the band’s usually somber tone and offers up a highly anthemic and passionate song that serves as a great introduction into the lighter fare of the new york band. listen to the track here.

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listen: travis scott – drive, the naked and famous – the mess (the 1975 remix)

the 1975 have apparently been busy in the studio, but not with their own music. they took two random songs and took their liberties with em. listen to both below.

the naked and famous – the mess (the 1975 remix)

travis scott – drive (the 1975 remix)


listen: jhene aiko – souled out (full album stream)

jhene’s long awaited debut LP, souled out, is the featured listen on itunes radio this week for first play. not only that, but she’s got a music video for “the pressure,” which gambino / donald glover directed. hit the jump to watch, see the link below to listen to the album.


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listen: justin townes earle – single mothers (full album stream)

head over to NPR to give JTE’s newest outing a spin before it drops on september 9th. oh and it clocks it at a shade under 30 minutes — the best kind of album.


justin townes earle – single mother (full album stream)


weworemasks presents: be seen being scene (a spotify playlist)

so at the end of the month, i typically put together a mix that recaps the month’s best tracks (according to us, anyway). this month, in lieu of all of that, i’ve put together a playlist that any former scene kid, or any current scene kid who grew up on certain bands would appreciate.

this started off as a drunken idea between a group of friends and myself, with the concept that ‘dang, there was some good sing-a-long worthy tuneage from 2000-2006, huh?’ — and here we are. the golden era of “emo” or “screamo”, “post-hardcore,” pop-punk and plenty of others. for reference, here are some of the labels involved:

  • drive-thru records
  • vagrant records
  • victory records
  • ferret music
  • tooth & nail / solid state
  • epitaph
  • hopeless / sub-city
  • fueled by ramen / decaydance
  • triple crown records
  • + more


so, yeah. there’s a MASSIVE spotify list for you guys to enjoy. i’ve also converted it on RDIO, if you’re in canada and like that sorta thing.