Category Archives: Industry
I haven’t conducted a scientific survey or anything, but it sure seems like Stereogum readers seem more annoyed at us for omitting Arctic Monkeys’ AM from our albums-of-the-year list than for omitting any other album. Those readers may have a point; AM is a tough, confident, generally badass piece of rock music. The band is about to release the album track “One For The Road” as a single, and they’ve got a good one as a B-side: The simmering, intense, oddly soulful “You’re So Dark.” Hear it below.
Demdike Stare has fairly quietly released a handful of 12″ singles this year. They always come in the factory default sleeve you see above, all simply titled “Test Pressing” and separated by a number. These releases have been some of the most exciting electronic music of the year, dense sprawling tracks as terrifying as they are propulsive. Now, after a teaser we saw a few weeks ago, it looks like they saved the best for last. Testpressing #004 begins with the ominous slow burn of “Fail,” building around a steady 4/4 pulse and wailing industrial sounds. It sounds like house music reserved for the darkest and hottest part of hell. It’s a classic-sounding Demdike track, but in no way prepares you for what follows.
Chicago’s Vic Mensa spits some bars on Statik Selektah’s Showoff Radio.
Previously: Vic Mensa – She Loves The Mirror
Something new from Lil Scrappy and Young Buck.