Theo London released one of the best mixtapes of the year in I Want You. [download] He’s been busy working away at his upcoming full-length since January and will continue to work on it for the next couple of weeks. Until we can get our hands on it, I guess the above track is going to have to keep us satisfied.
- Malcom Lacey
Being the total Swans fanboy that I am I can hardly contain myself whilst awaiting the first release from Sailors With Wax Wings. This up-and-coming post-metal supergroup was formed by Pyramids’ R. Loren, and contains members from groups such as Swans, Slowdive, Jesu, Nadja, and Purient. Check out the video for the first track from their upcoming S/T album, and join me and all the others aboard the hype train (you can also hear another track over at stereogum). This album is dropping Sept. 28th through Angel Oven Records, and can be preordered here.
So Gregg Gillis a.k.a Girl Talk had a bit of a New Year’s Eve bash at Chicago’s Congress Theatre this past December. A video crew was there to capture the extravaganza. Check out part one of the 30 minute documentary and watch the rest of it by following the links below.
- Malcom Lacey
Review: Tyler Hanan [9/21/10]
Hailing from Italy, A Classic Education is an Italian pop outfit formed by Canadian singer-songwriter His Clancyness. Flawlessly weaving melodies together, they create songs that flow effortlessly and seamlessly into your ears and dance lightly around your mind. The music on Hey There Stranger, this six song EP that is their debut EP on Lefse Records, defines easy listening. It is light, smooth, and poppy. It is, without a doubt, enjoyable. Whether it leaves a mark, though, is questionable.
Bassnectar has released a free download of a remix of Deftones' “Prince”, one of my favorite songs from their newest LP Diamond Eyes. Any dubstep fan should know Bassnectar’s “Basshead”, so that should give you an idea of how awesome this combination is.
To download, right click, save as here.
- Kevin Michels
Tuesday means two things: it’s time to recommend NSB and talk about New Noise.
Straight from my inbox is oOoOO's remix of Salem's noisy witch-house jam “Asia.” Salem will release their upcoming record King Night on the 28th via California based record label IAMSOUND. (Also, don’t forget you can download all of the tracks we post by clicking the above linked song name)
- Malcom Lacey
Interview: Kyle Pedersen [9/20/10]
I recently had the opportunity to speak with hip-hop/poet Nate Howard of the band The Beat Advocate on the telephone to interview him about his band, some personal things, and just an overall view of him as a person. His band is a wonderful group of musicians and he is a stand up guy. Read my interview below and gear up for The Beat Advocate’s new EP this week. Expect a new song here on NSB in the next few days as well as my review of the EP
"White Knuckles" - OK Go
There are a lot of people that really enjoy OK Go. There are even more people that find their possibly unnecessary focus on music videos a complete gimmick. Wherever you may stand on all this, we can all come together as one and enjoy OK Go’s most adorable video yet for ‘White Knuckles.’ Awhhh.
- Cody Nelson
Review: Jacob Booth [9/19/10]
Being the guy that I am, within the first ten minutes of meeting someone I have probably struck up some sort of musical deliberation. As well as some sort of statement detailing how they listen to everything, something I hear much too often is how people don’t like female singers. I can understand disliking a genre, but disliking a sex just seems bizarre to me, especially considering the vast amount of fantastic female voices that are out there.