we could’ve april fools’d all you nerds and not done a mix this month (i was seriously considering it, just to be a butthole) but here we go! you’re welcome, everyone.
1. Active Child – Evening Ceremony
2. Austra – Home
3. Beyonce – I Been On (Remix) feat. Lil Keke, Slim Thug, Willie D, Scarface, Z-Ro and Bun B
4. The Bullitts – They Die By Dawn feat. Yasiin Bey and Jay Electronica
5. Earl Sweatshirt – Whoa feat. Tyler the Creator
6. Fitz and the Tantrums – Out of My League
7. John Legend – Who Do We Think We Are feat. Rick Ross
8. Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix) feat. Jay-Z
9. M83 – Oblivion feat. Susanne Sundfor
10. Rihanna – Pour It Up (Remix) feat. Juicy J, Rick Ross, T.I. and Young Jeezy
11. Schoolboy Q – Yay Yay
12. Shlohmo – Bo Peep (Do U Right) feat. Jeremih
13. Young Galaxy – New Summer
Since we don’t really go to SXSW in any kind of professional manner, we thought we’d keep our recap of the week’s events in a similar fashion. All of these photos are from our personal Camera rolls, with a few appearances by our gr8 friends Eda and Coop.
We had a really good time this year, and it feels like we’re getting better and more efficient at seeing what we want. Granted, there’s always a few huge shows that didn’t work out in our favor (Justin Timberlake, etc) but we don’t give a feel after the fact. Our friends are all awesome and we had a blast seeing all of their enthusiastic faces, and I’m not going to sit here and name em off because that’s too cornball and personal, but mainly because we don’t want to forget.
Check out the slideshow above. For best results:
1. Full screen
2. Show Info, because I’ve written out descriptions for each photo.
Here are a few awards (via a group discussion):
Most Enjoyable Performance: Toss-up between Kendrick Lamar (YAWK YAWK) or Fall Out Boy Most Impressive Performance: HAIM – These ladies god damn rocked. So much guitar. Best Hair: Tegan and Sara. Tegan was glam and Sara had the best side part we’ve ever seen Cutest Moment: Hayley Williams and Chad Gilbert singing songs together Worst Moment: Sitting through Brook Candy’s set before Fall Out Boy Drunkest Show: Kendrick Lamar Best Musical Bucket List Moment: Watching Kenny Loggins sing “Danger Zone” and “Footloose” Strangest sightings: Aldon Smith (49ers), Waka Flocka in the street with 50 people in his posse, Riff Raff eating the continental breakfast and tweeting Riff Raff type inspiration while we watched Best Idea: Eating free Burritos and Tacos Worst Idea: Eating free Burritos and Tacos Stupidest Rumor: Daft Punk is playing at the State Capital
weworemasks has another giveaway for you guys. longtime punk veterans bad religion have just released their 16th studio album, true north, at the top of 2013. the band is also hitting Houston’s house of blues next week on march 13th with polar bear club to headline what’s sure to be an awesome 2 hour long set spanning a deep and prestigious career atop punk rock royalty.
you see that shirt up top? that’s what we’re giving away, friends. want to win it? two things: follow your buddies weworemasks on twitter and give a hearty retweet to THIS TWEET.
and that’s it. we’ll announce a winner on 3/18. good luck!
I’ve been doing these for two years now (this is version 3.0), but I have to say, that the concept of “meme” went viral in a mainstream kinda way in 2012. Not only were Internet’s finest catching on, but there were dedicated Twitter accounts to memes (Successful Black Guy, Condescending Wonka, etc). And yes, that dilutes this arena a bit. But hey, fuck you – this is my internet and you can’t have it. I also have to mention that 2012 was a little thin at outstanding memes, but I managed to create a list of 15 and narrowed it down to a solid 10, all of which you can see below the jump.
november was pretty cool, y’all. can’t believe the year’s almost over.
1. autre ne veut – counting
2. bad rabbits – we can roll
3. benzel & jessie ware – if you love me
4. big boi – lines [feat. phantogram & asap rocky]
5. the faint – evil voices
6. fiona apple – dull tool
7. foals – inhaler
8. j. cole – miss america
9. jamie lidell – what a shame
10. joey badass – enter the void [feat. ab-soul]
11. pac div – cross-trainers [feat. blu & kendrick lamar]
12. solange knowles – lovers in the parking lot
13. t.i. – sorry [feat. andre 3000]
14. the-dream – ak-47
it’s halloween, and this is our treat to you. not exactly the mixtape, but the fact that this is the only month we can get away with using iron maiden font.
1. bat for lashes – we found love [rihanna cover]
2. bear colony – flask retort
3. color film (daryl palumbo project) – bad saint
4. dirty projectors – while you’re here
5. kanye west – white dress
6. kendrick lamar – the jig is up (dump’n) [prod. by j. cole]
7. local natives – breakers
8. mayer hawthorne – don’t stop feat. snoop dogg [dam-funk g-mix]
9. memory tapes – sheila
10. motion city soundtrack – major leagues
11. pusha t – pain feat. future
12. sleigh bells – never say die [araabmuzik remix]
13. toro y moi – so many details
14. underoath – sunburnt
it’s the end of the month, so let’s recap, shall we? here are a handful of songs we liked in august this year, and we think you will too. download while ya can.
1. Benjamin Gibbard – Teardrop Windows
2. The Chariot – In
3. Com Truise – Chemical Legs
4. Common – No Sell Out
5. The Game – Celebration (featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Lil Wayne & Wiz Khalifa)
6. Hollywood Floss – Ridin’ Feelin’ Good (featuring Fat Tony and Speak)
7. How to Dress Well – Again
8. JJ DOOM – Guv’Nor
9. Kendrick Lamar – Westside, Right on Time (featuring Young Jeezy)
10. Schoolboy Q – Party
11. The Soft Moon – Die Life
12. The Niceguys – Inglorious Basterds (II. VI. V)
13. The XX – Chained
14. Yeasayer – Longevity
and right on cue comes our may 2012 mix. i’ll keep this around for a few days to re-up when this link eventually goes dead, but after the re-up, it’ll stay dead. grab it while you can!
1. big boi & theophilus london – she said ok (feat. tre luce)
2. big k.r.i.t. – yeah dat’s me
3. childish gambino – we ain’t them
4. ellie goulding – high for this (the weeknd cover)
5. fang island – asunder
6. fat tony & tom cruz – bad habits (feat. bun b and nick diamonds)
7. house shoes – sweet (feat. danny brown)
8. how to dress well – ocean floor for everything
9. kendrick lamar – war is my love
10. m83 – reunion (dale earnhardt jr. jr. remix)
11. pusha t – exodus 23:1 (feat. the-dream)
12. river city extension – if you need me back in brooklyn
13. sleigh bells – demons (diplo remix)
14. the tallest man on earth – 1904
welp, we’re back to kick off the end of 2012′s first month with our mixtape series. and for those of you who don’t know or are just coming to weworemasks for the first time, this is a collection of songs we liked that was released during the month of january. tell your friends and stuff.
1. arrange – stream/at night
2. a$ap rocky – celebration
3. ††† (crosses) – pruirien†
4. cursive – the sun and moon
5. the delta spirit – california
6. every time i die – underwater bimbos from outer space
7. jay-z – glory [featuring B.I.C.]
8. john legend – tonight (the best you ever had) [featuring Ludacris]
9. lana del rey – born to die [clams casino remix]
10. lewis – ogre odor
11. matt pryor – your new favorite
12. the niceguys – overtoast [demo]
13. the shins – simple song
14. the-dream – roc
15. thurogood wordsmith – words with friends [featuring killa kyleon and doughbeezy]
FALL! i’m lovin’ the cool weather and the seasons that are a-changin’. those of you in the north – hush, texas is always late with this kinda stuff.
1. the antlers – vcr (the xx cover)
2. b.o.b. – boom bap (feat. t.i. & mos def)
3. the black keys – run right back
4. black star – fix up
5. canary dynasty – cocaine dreams (feat. roy english)
6. cults – bad things (remix; feat. freddie gibbs)
7. doom, thom yorke & johnny greenwood – retarded fren
8. drake – the motto (feat. lil wayne)
9. jack freeman – slow dance
10. lewis – window
11. mobb deep – get it forever (feat. nas)
12. the niceguys – ari gold (remix; feat. bun b)
13. o brother – lo
14. of montreal – wintered debts
15. skruncha-roo – cranberry
happy halloween to all of our friends, lovers, readers and bartenders! after a weekend of drinking and dressing up like memes, cartoons, animals and various other insignificant, but relevant things, we’re here with our october mix. enjoy! i’m off to watch MNF and pass out candy to trick or treaters wearing a homemade pedobear mask.
1. black milk & danny brown – zap
2. bon iver – with god on our side (bob dylan cover)
3. canary dynasty – cocaine dreams
4. childish gambino – twistclip loop (freestyle)
5. common – blue sky
6. doomtree – the grand experiment
7. gym class heroes – life goes on (feat. oh land)
8. james blake – enough thunder
9. jay electronica – call of duty (feat. mobb deep)
10. justice – newlands
11. justin timberlake – words i say
12. rick ross – i love my bitches
13. the roots – make my (feat big k.r.i.t.)
14. t.i. – hear ye hear ye (feat. pharrell)
15. the weeknd – initiation
Another day, another contest. Chuck Ragan just released his newest solo endeavor, Covering Ground, this past Tuesday. weworemasks is teaming up with Side One Dummy and of course, our good friends at htxmusictoday to give you this completely awesome limited edition lithograph poster. To enter, all you have to do is e-mail us at weworemasks [at] gmail [dot] com with the following information:
1. american gospel – hunting boar
2. common – ghetto dreams f. nas
3. the cool kids – flossin (original mix)
4. drake – headlines
5. ellie goulding – lights (rac remix)
6. frank ocean – thinking of you
7. the gaslight anthem – biloxi parish (live)
8. jack freeman – lynnie’s world f. yves saint
9. jazz cartier – girls & gold (and you can have)
10. mantis – good man
11. mutemath – odd soul
12. quest – something to prove f. mickey factz
13. shad – flawless f. frank dukes
14. skruncha-roo – deer and i
15. twin sister – you remind me of
I’ve just been a huge fan of all things related to Nate Reuss since the latter part of the 2000s. That being said, it was quite awesome being able to speak with one of the more earnest singers/songwriters that I’ve listened to over the span of 3 albums and 2 bands.
fun. recently stopped by Houston, TX on their tour with Panic! at the Disco and I had the chance to speak on the phone with Nate prior to their show that evening, where we discussed future plans with the band that included as much as we could get about the new album, touring plans and hey – hip-hop.
The third annual Free Press Summerfest once again took over Houston’s Eleanor Tinsley Park, boasting one of its most diverse, if not unusual lineup to date. Soul-revival met with electric revival, heavy metal battled with Japanese garage rock, hippies and hipsters shared barbecue and beer, etc, all underneath the blistering Texas sun on a cloudless day. weworemasks was on hand, as always, to take part in the festivities, enjoy an act or two, and get down and dirty (and sweaty) with all of our lovely Houstonian brethren.
Hit the jump for a full recap with some awesome photos, more of which can be seen in our Summerfest Photo Gallery, here.