Following up her impressive debut, 2013’s Lizzobangers, Melissa Jefferson, better known by her stage name Lizzo, is set to release her sophomore album Big GRRRL Small World on December 11, 2015 on her own label BGSW. Lizzo’s debut album was produced by Doomtree’s Lazerbeak and while her new album has his contribution, Big GRRRL… was produced by BJ Burton. It also features contributions from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, N.A.S.A.’s Sam Spiegel, Bionik and Alex Nutter.
01. Aint I (Lizzo, Sam Spiegel, BJ Burton)
02. Betcha (Lizzo, BJ Burton)
03. Ride (Lizzo, Lazerbeak, BJ Burton)
04. Humanize (Lizzo, BJ Burton)
05. Bother Me (Lizzo, BJ Burton, Justin Vernon)
06. BGSW (Lizzo, Stefon “Bionik” Taylor)
07. The Fade (Lizzo, Alex Nutter)
08. 1 Deep (Lizzo, BJ Burton)
09. The Realest (Lizzo, BJ Burton)
10. En Love (Lizzo, Stefon “Bionik” Taylor)
11. My Skin (Lizzo, Stefon “Bionik” Taylor)
12. Jang a Lang (Lizzo, Stefon “Bionik” Taylor)
New York Comicon was as intense as it has been every year. Now that the crowd has dwindled down, the guest celebrities have all but left, here’s a brief look at the fans that made it interesting. Photos: Emelie Ortiz
After years of mutual admiration The Coathangers and Black Lips join hands for a split 7″ single. Of course there are the Raincoats similarities The Coathangers share but they have an edge that’s pretty sharp.
“The Coathangers have been road-dogging it since their latest and greatest record which garnered critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Nylon, Vogue, Rolling Stone and more. After touring the world, Australia, Europe, few and far between – they’ve hit the studio with Nic Jodoin (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Desert Noises) to work on the next record which will see its release in 2016.”
Tortoise’s almost entirely instrumental music defies easy categorization. Thrill Jockey has announced the group (comprised of Dan Bitney, John Herndon, Douglas McCombs, John McEntire, and Jeff Parker) are set to release their new album The Catastrophist on January 22, 2016, seven years since their last release, Beacons Of Ancestorship.
“The Catastrophist is an album where moody, synth-swept jams like the opening title track cozy up next to hypnotic, bass-and-beat missives like ‘Shake Hands With Danger,’ a downright strange cover of David Essex’s 1973 radio smash, ‘Rock On,’ sung by U.S. Maple/Dead Rider’s Todd Rittmann, and the bittersweet, honest-to-goodness soul ballad ‘Yonder Blue,’ sung by Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley.”
Baltimore, Maryland’s Dope Body releases new video for “Obey” off its latest album, Kunk, released this summer on Drag City . The song itself? “Obey” is a mind-numbing sludgy track with a video that captures the essence of Dope Body.
The official music video drops from artist Pell. While the song “Café Du Monde” was previously released, this time around the fans get a visual to to go with the audio. It’s the first single from Pell’s upcoming album, LIMBO, releasing on November 6th on Federal Prism. The video is a stunning concept that pulls Pell into a world he’s unfamiliar with that leaves you on edge waiting to see what happens next.
Also note: the record’s production handled by Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio.
The Honey Brand Co. expands it’s vision with weekly episodes of Who’s Buzzin’, hosted by skateboarder Black Dave. Every three weeks or so they’ll put together episodes of up and coming rappers freestyling over beats produced by Shy Guy. Here’s the first episode with MCs Tense (Bronx), William Wilson (East New York), Jedi P (Harlem), & Slim Dollars (Harlem). The Honey Brand Co. directly ties the the link between skateboarding, music and fashion by putting this together.