SZA is my one of my favorite new sighnees of Top Dawg and I’m happy with how active she’s been. From collaborating with fellow TDE affiliate Ab-Soul, working on her debut album “Z” (due out soon), to giving a beautiful performance at SXSW—it’s always good to see budding artists stay on the grind and make a name for themselves. The newest from SZA comes in the form of another look at her much anticipated album and for this one she recruits the help of Chance the Rapper who sort of stumbles in the beggining at the start of his verse but finds his footing towards the end where they both come together for an unlikely harmony. Overall, the song is well put together and while the feature could’ve been better executed, any Chance the Rapper feature is a good feature right?
On paper, The Black Keys are as conventional as you can get. A two piece rock band from Akron that’s cranking out garage rock. I could literally walk down my street and come across a few people who are doing the same thing. The Black Keys are different though. And nothing that’s on paper, aside from the ridiculous amount of awards they’ve won, will show you that. The music is what separates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney from thousands of other rock band hopefulls out there. They’re famous for pushing boundaries and edgy while at the same time hanging on to all the elements of garage rock that are accessible. Their new song “Fever” is no exception. While the song isn’t as rock ‘n roll as what you might find on El Camino or Brothers, it’s still hard-hitting and one of my personal favorite to come from this duo. Check it out above and look out for the new album Turn Blue which drops 5/13. Peep the tracklist below.
Weight of Love
Year in Review
Bullet in the Brain
It’s Up to You Now
Waiting on Words
In Our Time
Gotta Get Away
SoundClouder of the Day | Decent Lovers
Decent Lovers is the indie pop music project of Elijah Wyman who is based in Providence, Rhode Island. If you’re a fan of Animal Collective or Foals, you’ll be whisked away by the sounds of Decent Lovers.
The kicking drum sounds, autoharp and Moog synths make “Compromising Young Thing” a fun dance track.
Hear more at https://soundcloud.com/decentlovers.
Foster the People are a perfect example of what can happen when indie finds it’s way slipping into the mainstream without sacrificing quality or creative freedom. Ever since the assault of “Pumped Up Kicks” on everyone’s radio and the very successful release of their debut album Torches, they’ve found themselves in the limelight and pressure for their follow-up couldn’t be more high. The lead single, “Coming Of Age” brought about a sense of relief and put aside any doubts that they would lose their touch. The new album, which is set to release tomorrow, is streaming via iTunes First Play and can be found here. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts!
OK, so this might be a couple days late but I couldn’t help but make a post about this collab. While a fellow contributor to Grey Noise, TZA, doesn’t like the track at all—I beg to differ and argue that this is one of the best songs out so far this year. With some not-so-typical production from Skrillex and Chance’s typical jazzy vibes the track comes together beautifully. Hit that play button above and let us know who you agree with!