Saturday, July 30, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

keystone dealers.


A.V. CLUB: Brendan Canning gets back to his roots on “Keystone Dealers”

well worn.


an album stream.

starring kllo.

stream here.

no beer, no dad.


an album stream.

stream here.

neveralone.

starring raury.



STEREOGUM: Raury – “NEVERALONE”

amen.

a moment of clarity. 
 

words.

"...Donald Trump is the product of half a century of Republican strategy and ideology. Republican voters nominated him because he’s what generations of Republicans have been guided by and encouraged to vote for.

Nothing about Trump is outside Republican mainstream precedent. It’s just that it’s never all been assembled so blatantly in one package before. One complaint about him, from the right, is that he’s not a sincere conservative at all, but a morally lax East Coast elitist who only started opposing things like abortion and gun control so he could pander to right-wing voters in flyover country. That’s probably true! It’s also true of the Bush family.

...Does Trump go out of his way to take contemptuous potshots at his enemies? So did Antonin Scalia, from the Supreme Court bench. Is Trump dredging up the most toxic racist elements in American thought, in the name of opposing political correctness? So did would-be apostate pundit Andrew Sullivan, now interrupting his warnings about Trump’s danger to call Black Lives Matter a fraud. Is Trump playing dangerous games by lifting coded messages from anti-Semites? Listen to the nasal, mocking “liberal voice” right-wing radio has deployed for decades.

...Whether or not the Democrats denounce the Republican majority, though, it still exists. And Donald Trump—angry Donald Trump, anti-immigrant Donald Trump, curdled with his hatred of Obama—is ready and eager to lead it."

GAWKER: Donald Trump Is a Republican

blank face.

with schoolboy q. 


wolves.

a video.

from kanye and them.





Thursday, July 28, 2016

run run blood.

starring phantogram. 


the land.


a soundtrack. 

NPR FIRST LISTEN: First Listen: 'The Land' Original Soundtrack: Featuring Nas, Erykah Badu, Pusha T, Kanye West And More

dang.

starring mac miller and anderson .paak.



PITCHFORK: Mac Miller Announces New Album The Divine Feminine, Shares New Track Featuring Anderson .Paak

sword in the stone.

starring banks & steelz + kool keith. 


door.

a video.

starring nice as fuck. 

faint of heart.

a video.

from tegan and sara.

 

mean what i mean.

a video.

starring alunageorge, leikeli47, & dreezy.


fuck apologies.

a video.

starring jojo & wiz khalifa. 

coming attractions.



SPIN: VH1 Classic to Become MTV Classic, With Focus on ’90s MTV Reruns

black like me.

FILE UNDER: AMERICA/A Moment of Clarity.

words.

"James Baldwin once said, “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious, is to be in a rage almost all the time.” Well, I am now incandescent with rage and at my wits’ end about how to responsibly aim it and morally marshal it.

...Yet another black man’s body broken without anyone’s being called to account, another soul lingering on the other side of the grave without justice on this side of the living. No officer has been convicted in the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Tanisha Anderson, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland and dozens more. Indeed, according to Mapping Police Violence, “only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime, and only 2 of these deaths (Matthew Ajibade and Eric Harris) resulted in convictions of officers involved.

...What are we to make of this? What are we to take from it?

...Into what frame am I supposed to position this to make it palatable? How can I wrap my head around it in a way to make it rational and right?

 ...I am exhausted. I am repulsed. I am over all the circular dialogue. But I don’t know precisely where that leaves me other than in a hurt and festering place. America is edging ever closer to telling people like me that the eye of justice isn’t blind but jaundiced, and I say back to America, that is incredibly dangerous."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Incandescent With Rage

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

lost youth/lost you.

a video.

from how to dress well.



PITCHFORK: How to Dress Well Announces New Album Care, Shares “Lost Youth / Lost You” Video

a moment of clarity.

featuring questlove. 
 
Slavery was inhumane. Slavery was sadistic. Slavery was uncomfortable. Slavery was unjust. Slavery was a nightmare. Slavery was a despicable act. Slavery is the pebble whose ripple in the river still resonates on and on and on and on. I'd like to think most of you have common sense. But there is nothing more dangerous than a man in a suit pretending to be a journalist giving revisionist history on the ugliness that was slavery. What's so fun and lighthearted about being shackled? being separated from your loved ones? Being molested and raped HOURLY, being branded with hot iron? being property? being castrated? being flogged? being malnourished? living in high stress conditions? forced to lay in your own feces? being sold in a heartbeat? suppressing ANY emotion (with the surprising exception of singing it was illegal ---lashes or death--to read, write, "talk back" or "sass", cry (how many of you heard "you better NOT cry before I give you something to cry about!"), get angry, or even more surprising LAUGHING (a plantation barrel of water was always in proximity to dunk ones head in so one could express emotions and suppress the sound as to not alert your overseer of your "sassing"---deep history I just learned about laughing and the slave period---the first recorded song "The Laughing Song" was the defiant "F%^k Tha Police" of its day (also where the term "Barrel Of Laughs" gets its origin)---I'm getting beside the point. I dunno if that man's (never say his name) point is to troll at any cost whatsoever but his entire existence is a 5 steps backwards for any progress made in humanity. My dismay is the percentage of people who get their news from memes/headlines/& sources to whom they have 0 clue is feeding them false information. Human Trafficking in any form from today's underage prostitution, to the private Prison System we exercise here in the US, to the Holocaust to 500 years of Slavery--and all other examples I've not mentioned is INHUMANE & Evil. ---watch where you get your information from and the company you keep people.
A photo posted by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on

this bitter land.

starring nas & erykah badu. 

ROLLING STONE: Hear Nas and Erykah Badu's Symphonic 'This Bitter Land'

gunfight.

starring d.a.r.k. 



PITCHFORK: D.A.R.K. (The Smiths/The Cranberries) Share New Song “Gunfight”: Listen

little bit more.

a video.

starring jidenna. 


baby don't sleep.

a video.

from clipping.






Monday, July 25, 2016

guns & roses.

a moment of clarity. 



words.

"...Trump was always just smart enough to see that the same money backs the Jeb Bushes and Hillary Clintons of the world. But he never had the vision or the empathy to understand, beyond the level of a punchline, the frustrations linking disenfranchised voters on both the left and right.

Presented with a rare opportunity to explain how the two parties stoke divisions on social issues to keep working people from realizing their shared economic dilemmas, Trump backed down. Even if he didn't believe it, he could have turned such truths into effective campaign rhetoric. But such great themes are beyond his pampered, D-minus mind. Instead, he tried to poach Sanders voters simply by chanting Bernie's name like a magic word.

In the end, Trump's populism was as fake as everything else about him, and he emerged as just another in a long line of Republican hacks, only dumber and less plausible to the political center.

Which meant that after all that we went through last year, after that crazy cycle of insults and bluster and wife wars and penis-measuring contests and occasionally bloody street battles, after the insane media tornado that destroyed the modern Republican establishment, Trump concluded right where the party started 50 years ago, meekly riding Nixon's Southern Strategy. It was all just one very noisy ride in a circle. All that destruction and rebellion went for nothing. Officially now, he's just another party schmuck..."

ROLLING STONE: Trump's Appetite for Destruction: How Disastrous Convention Doomed GOP

i never lock that door.

a video.

starring (hot chip's) alexis taylor. 

ten.



PITCHFORK: Read Tyler, the Creator’s Long Essay on Pharrell’s In My Mind for 10th Anniversary

my pyt.

a video.

starring wale.


pick up the pieces.

a video.

starring gucci mane.

no more (baby i'ma do right).

a moment of clarity.

words.

"As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.

“I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported..."

- Michael Jordan

THE UNDEFEATED: Jordan speaks out on shootings of African-Americans, police

Friday, July 22, 2016

cold water.

starring major lazer, justin bieber, & MØ.






a 1000 times.

starring hamilton leithauser + rostam.



PITCHFORK: Vampire Weekend's Rostam, Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser Share New Song “A 1000 Times”: Listen


get real.

starring chairlift. 


bwu.

a video.

starring tegan & sara. 

not nice.

starring partynextdoor.



PITCHFORK: PARTYNEXTDOOR Announces New Album Featuring Drake

tiny desk.

a npr music concert.

starring gregory porter.

waybach.

a video.

starring gucci mane. 


broccoli.

a video.

starring big baby d.r.a.m. & lil yachty. 


Friday, July 15, 2016

a moment of clarity.

FILE UNDER: AMERICA.




words.


"...To quote another historical figure, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “The thing wrong with America is white racism. … It’s time for America to have an intensified study on what’s wrong with white folks.” Clinton could have spoken about racial justice.

...Look at what happens in the wake of a shooting by police like the ones last week in Minnesota and Louisiana and Texas: The relatives of the victims are clearly grieving and traumatized, yet they are pushed to extend empathy and forgiveness to those who killed their loved ones, and to the system that profits from these tragedies. Routinely now, we encounter scenes of black folks hugging racists, praying with and dancing with police officers, being asked to do the additional work of teaching white folks how not to be racist and help them find solutions to a racist system we didn’t invent — while we struggle to keep ourselves and our loved ones alive.

Talk of unity, reconciliation and restoring trust is a diversion from the raw, ugly, excruciatingly painful work of addressing the systemic racism that is tearing our nation apart. In their rush to avoid the real work in favor of a kumbaya fantasy comfort zone, they refuse to confront history and the truth about present moment.

Asking black people to participate in this reconciliation process — one that centers on Lincoln — suggests that we bear responsibility in this mess. But we didn’t invent the concept of race. We didn’t create and don’t sustain institutionalized racism. And we surely don’t benefit from it..."

THE WASHINGTON POST: We don’t need Lincoln-inspired racial ‘unity.’ We need whites to stop being racist.

eh.

a video.

from death grips.

 

no justice.

a video.

from ty dolla $ign & big tc. 

captive of the sun.

LIVE!

with parquet courts.

(and bun b)


go off.

a video.

from m.i.a.

make me.

starring britney spears & g-eazy.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

ya.

a video.

from factory floor. 

be somebody.

starring clams casino, a$ap rocky, & lil b. 


go off.

starring m.i.a & skrillex.

stream here.

a moment of clarity.

words.

"...The despicable litanies of willfully ignorant denial and misinformation I have heard spouted from pieces of shit like Rudy Giuliani in the last several days all but ensure that things will get worse. The mainstream media outlets allow this utter crap to slide by unchallenged and, by doing so, legitimize falsehoods that could get people killed. Ratings-based, 24/7, for-profit media is the complete death of true journalism and a catapult for propaganda.

If white America experienced a fraction of what black America deals with regarding law enforcement, incarceration, the court system, employment and countless other facts of life, they would immediately and collectively lose their minds.

...I live solidly in one of the Americas but have been aware of other Americas for decades. For the last week, I have heard politicians use a phrase that nauseates me whenever I hear anyone say it. The need to “come together.” To that I say, “You first, motherfucker.”

...Don’t wait for your government. It’s a broken machine that can only deliver damaged goods. Prejudice coats the mechanics of the USA’s OS. Attempts to clean the parts are attacked as big government, special-interest meddling. It’s by no means a Gordian knot, but a total system re-tool is required. It would be incredibly expensive, time consuming and the growing pains would be enormous. Not gonna happen.

Equality, tolerance and decency are not inherently American or human traits. They are values you choose to adopt and use or not. So, be amazing all the time."

L.A. WEEKLY: Henry Rollins: White America Couldn't Handle What Black America Deals With Every Day

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

friends.

a video.

from francis and the lights/kanye west/bon iver.


ghost in a kiss.

a video.

from clams casino & samuel t. herring. 


hype.

a video.

starring dizzee rascal & calvin harris.

black thoughts, pt. three.

a short film.

starring schoolboy q.


Saturday, July 09, 2016

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

concrete.

a video.

starring crystal castles. 

elevator operator.

a video.

starring courtney barnett. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016