Thurston Moore – The Best Day

Posted & filed under New Music, Rock.

Thurston Moore will follow-up his 2011 album Demolished Thoughts on October 21 with a new LP called The Best Day. The album will feature Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley as well as My Bloody Valentine’s Debbie Googe and London-based musician James Sedwards. Listen to the title track down below.

The Best Day is out October 21 via Matador.

Run the Jewels – Blockbuster Night Part 1

Posted & filed under New Music, Rap, Recommended.

Run the Jewels have announced a release date for the follow-up to their excellent self-titled debut. Entitled RTJ2, it’s out October 28 via Nas‘s imprint Mass Appeal. RTJ2 will feature contributions from Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

After sharing a snippet of the track last month, El-P and Killer Mike have have just let loose the full-length version of Blockbuster Night Part 1. Man, this is just too good.

RTJ2 drops October 28 on Mass Appeal.

Lazy Day – Oldest Friend

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Lazy Day Press Shot Photocredit Billy Boyd Cape

Oldest Friend is the excellent new single from Lazy Day, the London-based solo project of Hella Better Dancer frontwoman Tilly Scantlebury. Self-produced and recorded in her bedroom, the song is built around Tilly’s vocals, soothing and at times invigorating they’ve also the ability to cut you in two at the blink of an eye. This song just gets better and better with every listen.

Oldest Friend will feature on the upcoming Beech Coma Vol. 2 compilation, slated for a September 1 release through our friends at Beech Coma via Bandcamp.

Deerhoof – Exit Only

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Deerhoof have shared the lead single from their forthcoming new album La Isla Bonita, due November 4 on Polyvinyl.

“No band is an island. Felt like one sometimes, in those budgetless and obscure early days, Satomi and me locked in the basement trying to figure out how our clashing personalities and ideas could turn into a band. If we hadn’t had that crazed mid-90s Bay Area punk scene to call home, I doubt we’d still be here to chat about a 20th anniversary. … We don’t set out to create masterpieces. The Deerhoof fan is a thrill-seeker. This is the latest volley in an ongoing conversation we’ve been honored to hold for 20 years.”

Video: Action Bronson – Easy Rider

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Action Bronson has dropped an epic video for Easy Rider, the first single from his forthcoming album Mr. Wonderful. The video for the Party Supplies-produced cut, was directed by Tom Gould and pays homage to the 1969 film of the same name, starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.

Mr. Wonderful is due out later this year via Vice/Atlantic.