Guilty Simpson- “Get Ritches” video
March 22, 2008, 12:19 pm
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Stones Throw just dropped the first video of Guilty’s new album.

New Modest Mouse Video- “Fly Trapped In A Jar”
March 17, 2008, 9:39 am
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This is a wild video animated by the Saline Project.

Harmony Korine Vice Interview
March 13, 2008, 5:13 pm
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Vice magazine just sat down with Harmony Korine and asked him about what he’s been up to and about the release of Mister Lonely.

Check the entire interview on Vice:

Vice: Where’ve you been all this time?
Harmony Korine: Well, I just felt a general disconnection with things. I couldn’t really figure out what was going on and was pretty unhappy with where I was. For the most part I just wanted to live a life that was kind of separate from the world I’d been in. So I spent a few years as a lifeguard and then I was a bricklayer’s assistant. The last thing I cared about was making more movies. That thing had mostly left me. I felt like I’d put everything out and didn’t have anything left to give.

How did get over this malaise?
I fell in with a group, I guess you could call them a cult, known as the Malingerers that I’d met in Panama. They were basically just fishermen. There were seventy men and like a dozen of their wives and they were searching for this fish called the Malingerer, which is like a golden carp with three dots on the side of its gills. None had been photographed since the beginning of the last century. I thought “Wow,” y’know. I bought the dream. So I spent like six months there, floating around and fishing.

Did you ever find one?
Well, I started to hear whispers that a Japanese businessman had been offering a hefty reward—up to a million dollars—for a Malingerer, which made me feel like I’d been stabbed in the back. So I got into a fight with Hector, one of the leaders, and he basically admitted it to me that that was the real reason they were after it. Then, as I was packing my bags to leave, I was approached by a fisherwoman I’d grown close to who walked around with a leash tied to an invisible dog. She asked me what I believed in. I said I wasn’t sure. She then handed me her leash, which I took back with me to Nashville.

Then what happened?
I was staying in the basement of a friend of mine and I hung this leash on the wall. About two weeks later, I swear, on this one night I heard something bark. Shortly after that I just started dreaming about nuns on airplanes, nuns riding bikes in the clouds, and it all started to coalesce. I knew it was time for me to start making movies again.

Velvets bootleg surfaces, with previosuly unheard song
March 13, 2008, 4:17 pm
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I always love it when a rare bootleg surfaces and gets passed around the internets. It reminds me of the time I discovered that Duane Allman/Eric Clapton bootleg in 7th grade. Anyway, this 1967 recording, the only VU known to exist from that year, actually sounds pretty decent. It contains the debut of “Sister Ray” and a brand new song, “I’m Not A Young Man Anymore.” Today is kind of like Christmas for VU fans.

download it here:

Doomposter Boo’d Off Rock The Bells Stage
March 12, 2008, 5:52 pm
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After the onslaught coming his way the last year you gotta know somethings cookin’ when Doom sends the ‘poster to get boo’d offstage by tired, broke, and angry fans at hip hop’s biggest festival (not the first time). Some say Doom’s straight dead, even more say he’s just counting his money in the crib and not sweating about the withering fan base.

The dudes in the biz back him up:

“Every day for the past month we’ve been hit up by people wanting explanations, statements, clarifications, and declarations about MF DOOM. Is he lip synching? (No. Listen to the videos on Youtube.) Is he an impostor? (No, but he did lose some pounds.) Is he in the hospital? (No, he’s in his studio… or if not there, you can find him in the pub with the grub stain.)

Reached earlier this morning at his home in Georgia, an alive and well MF DOOM issued this statement: ‘What up? I’m dead.’ ”

-Stones Throw circa October 2007

And the other dudes in the game do not.

“Whatever the case may be, I implore you and anyone involved in this to stop screwing your fans and your peers and get your ducks in a row. Don’t make me throw on some blue stretch leotards and put out a solo record.”

-Kno of CunninLynguists Circa August 2008

Despite it, the fans aren’t having anything but 100% from the Villain anymore. I’m a hopeful skeptic- Doomposter dropping soon for sure and everyone will be happy. Anyone got info? Hook it up.

Rock the Bells in San Bernardino August 9th:

New Mick Boogie Mixtape ft. Talib Kweli
March 11, 2008, 1:33 pm
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Prolific mixtape master and high class party DJ Mick Boogie has just dropped his new mixtape MCEO with full time Blacksmith CEO (and still part time MC) Talib Kweli.

Cop the free download here.

Outkast’s Big Boi Doing Ballet
March 11, 2008, 1:11 pm
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Hip Hop Ruckus write:

“Apparently, Daddy Phatsax himself is going to be in a play which starts new month from the dates of April 10th thru the 13th in Atlanta, Georgia at the Fabolous Fox Theatre. The theme of the play will be fusing the visual experience of Atlanta’s professional ballet company and hip-hop music, performed live by Atlanta’s own Grammy Award-winning visionary. In addition to Big Boi and other participating artists’defining songs, music will include new, never heard Big Boi material interwoven with classic masterpieces such as Verdi’s La Traviata.

To reserve tickets, go to to order.”

Devin the Dude Releasing Smoke Sessions mixtape
March 11, 2008, 12:53 pm
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As previously reported, Devin the Dude is chill. This is why he’s releasing a chill mixtape series entitled the Smoke Sessions starting with Smoke Session vol. 1.

Its his first release first release for the BCD Music Group since leaving his label of 14 years, Rap-A-Lot, earlier in 2008.

Pitchfork write:

” As its name would suggest, Smoke Sessions Vol. 1 is the first in a planned series from Devin and his Coughee Brothaz crew. The inaugural installment arrives April 1 and features collaborations with a bunch of Devin’s constant companions, including a ton of Coughee Brothaz and Todd Fisher’s crazy ass. Expect more from this lot soon.”

Cop it soon!

Love as Laughter Is Issac Brock’s Baby
March 11, 2008, 12:48 pm
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Brooklyn band Love as Laughter is putting out their next album Holy on Brock’s label Glacial Pace Recordings. Also Brock himself will plays guitar on “Paul Revere” and “All Parts of Me” on the album.

Pitchfork writes:

“Brooklyn five-piece Love as Laughter will soon bring to fruition their partnership with pal and Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock’s Glacial Pace Recordings. The band’s fifth album and first for their new label is called Holy, and Glacial Pace will release it in June.

Holy features guest contributions from TK Webb, Robin Peringer (ex-Band of Horses, Modest Mouse), Tommy Mandel (who has played piano with the Clash, Dire Straits, and Bryan Adams), and Brock himself, who plays guitar on “Paul Revere” and “All Parts of Me”.

Of his own involvement with Holy, Brock said, “I’m so happy with this record. It makes me feel great in the way I always imagined running a label and helping put out badass music would feel. I really am proud to have had anything to do with this.”

Love as Laughter have one date scheduled right now– a set at former label Sub Pop’s SXSW showcase on Friday, March 14 at Bourbon Rocks.

In other Glacial Pace news, the label’s first signing, singer/songwriter Mason Jennings, has left the imprint for Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records.


01 Holy
02 Crosseyed Beautiful Youngunz
03 Paul Revere
04 Baby Shambles
05 Konnie and Jim
06 All Parts of Me
07 Cleaning Man
08 Don’t Worry Baby
09 Peace
10 Coconut Flakes
11 Bonnie and Clyde”

Drummer Leaves the Thermals
March 10, 2008, 12:54 pm
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Front man Hutch Harris writes on the Thermals Myspace blog:

“Our drummer of the past two years, Lorin Coleman, has left The Thermals. The split has been totally amicable, with no hard feelings on either end. Lorin has simply left The Thermals to pursue other endeavors, one of which is playing in the band Andy Combs and the Moth, which I have to say is AWESOME, you should totally check it out. I will soon put up a link to their music, as well as links and info on the whereabouts of other past Thermal members.

Lorin played hundreds of shows and recorded a bunch of sessions with us over the past two years. He is a fantastic drummer and a good friend. We would like to thank him immensely, and wish him well in whatever comes next for him.

As for Kathy and I, we have just about finished writing a new record, and are almost done with some demos. Hope to post some here soon, watch for it! I think Kathy and I will be splitting drum duties on this next record, and possibly every one that follows it.

We are not exactly auditioning drummers yet, but if you live in Portland and are just fucking amazing on the drums, feel free to drop us a line. Please don’t expect a speedy response.