Thursday, July 24, 2014


an ongoing discussion/moment of clarity.

THE NEW YORK TIMES: An Idiot’s Guide to Inequality

meanwhile with mary poppins...

SALON: Mary Poppins, fed up with earning federal minimum wage, is quitting


starring nick jonas.

stream here. 


starring danny brown & rustie.

PASSION OF THE WEISS: Danny Brown & Rustie Attak

magic mountain.

a video.

starring the drums.

the lord's favorite.

a video.

from iceage.

as long as i got you.

a video.

starring lily allen.

i am very very lonely.

a video.

from chance the rapper.

meanwhile with dilpo & madonna....

BILLBOARD: Madonna Re-Records An '80s Classic for Diplo

story 2.

a video.

from clipping. 

share it all.

 starring jessie ware.

FADER: Jessie Ware is Earnest and Open on “Share It All,” Co-written by Romy of The xx

dratch & fey.

starring rachel & tina.

SLATE: Watch Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch’s Two-Woman Show From 15 Years Ago

for your consideration.

FLAVORWIRE: 20 Underrated Pop Albums From the Last 20 Years

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

golden girls.

a (liars) remix.

starring devendra banart.

STEREOGUM: Devendra Banhart – “Golden Girls (LIARS Remix)”


BOUND: The Albums, 2013: 17/Devendra Banhart/Mala

Health. CARE. First. AID.

an ongoing discussion/moment of clarity.


"...the law isn’t done phasing in. It was unrealistic to expect an immaculately functional, well-balanced system at this point in the process, but it is reasonable to expect it to improve in years two and three. Success is contingent on the policy continuing to do what it has done pretty well so far: signing up a lot of people. Next year, the penalties for going without health insurance will come into force, which will help drive up enrollment. Nevertheless, Suderman’s piece is a reminder that the Obama administration has a lot of work left to do to get the system to take — and that Republican state leaders should stop obstructing Obamacare implementation.

 ...the picture so far is one of a big policy finding its footing and working largely within the boundaries of fair expectation.

Those hoping that the courts will undo the law’s progress would not see the country saved from a doomed social experiment. They would stunt a far-reaching reform just as it is growing up."

THE WASHINGTON POST: Without Obamacare, what would the country really give up?


with franz ferdinand. 

PITCHFORK: Franz Ferdinand Curate Late Night Tales Mix, Contribute New Cover and Spoken Word Track

planting the seeds of insecurity.

 starring sarah silverman.

PITCHFORK: Sarah Silverman Announces New Album on Sub Pop, We Are Miracles

meanwhile with t.i. & tiny...

wrote a song about you.

a video.

starring MNEK.

fuck, that's delicious.

a new episode.

starring action bronson.

MUNCHIES: Fuck, That’s Delicious: Episode 3

coming attractions.

with bloc party's kele okereke.

STEREOGUM: Bloc Party’s Kele Announces New Solo Album Trick

come get it bae.

a video.

starring pharrell williams & miley cyrus.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

the newsroom.

a moment of clarity.


"...the plight of the black man in America hasn’t changed as much as we’d like to think. It’s so incredibly disheartening to think that a film made about the racial turmoil of the early 90s is just as relevant today as it was a quarter of a century ago.

Like the fictional death of Radio Raheem, the actual death of Eric Garner is a blatant reminder that in the eyes of the law, black lives are worth a lot less in this country than whites and that black men are still seen as needing to be controlled and killed if necessary—just as they were in antebellum South. If you’re a black man, that harsh reality is the kind of shit that haunts you so much that it almost seems easier to acquiesce and just give up.

...For what it’s worth, we’ve got to keep talking about the Eric Garners and the Ramarley Grahams and the Kenneth Chamberlains of the world in the hope—even if it is a blind hope—that this shit doesn’t happen again."

VICE: Eric Garner and the Plague of Police Brutality Against Black Men

human cannonball explodes.

 starring nick oliveri.

stream here.


PITCHFORK: Ex-Queens of the Stone Age Bassist Nick Oliveri Announces Solo LP

"to the left, to the left!"

a moment of clarity.


"Sometimes African Americans, in communities where I’ve worked, there’s been the notion of “acting white” — which sometimes is overstated, but there’s an element of truth to it, where, okay, if boys are reading too much, then, well, why are you doing that? Or why are you speaking so properly? And the notion that there’s some authentic way of being black, that if you’re going to be black you have to act a certain way and wear a certain kind of clothes, that has to go. Because there are a whole bunch of different ways for African American men to be authentic.

 ...The insult is as short-sighted as it is ignorant. I told them to be unabashedly black and follow the examples of Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou, Sarah Vaughan and Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and President Obama. And I implored them to be bold, black, beautiful and, most important, American. Too many folks forget that part. They spend so much time fighting for respect as a [fill-in-the-blank] American that they miss the American part altogether. They are part of the larger story of this country, and their success or failure is of great importance to it." But my point is, is that you don’t have to act a certain way to be authentic."

THE WASHINGTON POST: Obama goes there on ‘acting white’

for your consideration...

new drop, new york.

PITCHFORK: SBTRKT Teams With Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig for "New Dorp New York", Announces New Album Wonder Where We Land

endless sleeper.

 starring the raveonettes.

PITCHFORK: The Raveonettes Release New Album Peʻahi, Share "Endless Sleeper" and "Sisters"


starring hudson mohawke.

PITCHFORK: Hudson Mohawke Announces Chimes EP, Shares Title Track

nobody's smiling.

an album stream.

starring common.

stream here.

drop girl.

a video.

starring ice cube, redfoo, & 2 chainz.

Monday, July 21, 2014

no love.

 starring nicki minaj & august alsina.

don't tell our friends about me.

starring blake mills, fiona apple, & jon brion. 

PITCHFORK: Fiona Apple and Jon Brion Appear on Blake Mills' "Don't Tell Our Friends About Me"

king of the fall.

starring the weeknd.

the voyager.

an album stream.

starring jenny lewis.

stream here.

do it again.

a video.

from robyn & royksopp.


inside out.

starring spoon. 

never say never.

a video.

from basement jaxx & etml.


a video.

starring estelle.

sting & the police.

a moment of clarity.


 starring earl sweatshirt & tyler the creator.

THE FADER: Listen to “Rats,” an Unreleased Earl Sweatshirt Track from 2010

back to the shack.

starring weezer.

STEREOGUM: Weezer – “Back To The Shack”

do you.

a video.

starring spoon.

one hundred.

starring jack white (and jay-z).

BILLBOARD: Jack White Covers Jay Z's '99 Problems': Watch

meanwhile in los angeles...

THRILLIST: There's a LA Panda Express that's now doing orange chicken burritos

Saturday, July 19, 2014




"Many people have written this dude off for the past decade because of his artsy bullshit, and coming into the night I wondered if we’d see him project some sheet music while he performed upside down or something, but instead, he was just delivered a badass rock show. Beck was Beck. He wore a Beck hat. He danced a Beck dance. He played a Beck guitar. He wore a Beck shirt. If Beck released his first record today, no one would give a shit. But throughout his career, he’s made himself into something. It’s bizarre because, despite objectively being sort of lame and sort of boring and sort of a Scientologist, he still manages to just be cool as fuck. It’s effortless, yet so perfectly planned. There’s something about his music that’s intangible, something that makes me want to lean back in a bean bag and smoke a joint and kiss a girl and hold someone’s hand and drink a beer and wear a cool shirt and strut down the street and do all of those things again. Like all great artists, Beck has made being Beck the best thing about Beck. And he does it for us."



a (coldplay) cover.

starring brandy.

Friday, July 18, 2014

black jesus.

file under: coming attractions.

FADER: Watch The Trailer For Boondocks Creator Aaron McGruder’s “Black Jesus”



"...Violent Buddhist mobs (yes, it sounds oxymoronic) are responsible for a spate of recent attacks against Muslims in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, leaving more than 200 dead and close to 150,000 homeless. The clashes prompted the Dalai Lama to make an urgent appeal to end the bloodshed. “Buddha preaches love and compassion,” he said.

And so do Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The problem is that people of faith often become fanatics of faith. Reason and force are useless against aspiring martyrs.

In the United States, God is on the currency. By brilliant design, though, he is not mentioned in the Constitution. The founders were explicit: This country would never formally align God with one political party, or allow someone to use religion to ignore civil laws. At least that was the intent. In this summer of the violent God, five justices on the Supreme Court seem to feel otherwise."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Faith-Based Fanatics

you are your mother's child.

a video.

from conor oberst.


the neighborhood.

starring common & lil herb.

FADER: Common and Lil Herb Trade Crowns for Souls on “The Neighborhood”

bring me your loves.


with st. vincent.


a video.

from t-pain.