AUDIO: Black Moth Super Rainbow’s “Blurring My Day (High Tides Remix)”

Are you feeling right?

Are you feeling tight?

Are you might?

You might as well be, for this is a remix of Black Moth Super Rainbow’s “Blurring My Day”, this one done superbly by High Tides. Feel like a massage? A mirage? Solange? Soothe and let it smooth.

VIDEO: The Babies’ “Baby”

The Babies show the delicate side of karaoke performances in their new video for “Baby”, presented in an intimate fashion that only The Babies can offer.

Or so they say.

Director Timothy Fiore shot this video for Cassie Ramone, Kevin Morby and Justin Sullivan and if it moves you to select The Babies as your karaoke choice tonight, they have accomplished something. Thank them the next time you see them in your town, which may be at one of the concert dates below:

November 29… Vancouver, BC (Media Club)
Novmber 30… Seattle, WA (Barboza)
December 1… Olympia, WA (The Northern)
December 3… Reno, CA ( Holland Project)
December 4… Sacramento, CA (Bows and Arrows)
December 5… Oakland, CA (1-2-3-4 Go Records)
December 6… San Francisco, CA (Bottom of the Hill)
December 7… Santa Cruz, CA (Crepe Place)
December 8… Pomona, CA (VLHS)
December 9… Los Angeles, CA (The Echo)
December 10… San Diego, CA (Soda Bar)
December 11… Tucson, AZ (Topaz Tundra)
December 12… El Paso, TX (Lowbrow Saloon)
December 13… San Antonio, TX (Korova)
December 14… Austin, TX (The Mohawk)
December 15… Dallas, TX (Bryan St Tavern)
December 16… Memphis, TN (Hi Tone Cafe)
December 17… Birmingham, AL (Bottletree)
December 18… Atlanta, GA (529)
December 19… Durham, NC (The Pinhook)
December 20… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter)
December 21… Washington, DC (Comet Ping Pong)
December 22… Philadelphia, PA (Kung Fu Necktie)

SOME STUFFS: Girls Names show no shame with track from forthcoming album

Girls Names
Girls Names are from Belfast, and they will be releasing their next album called The New Life on February 18th via Tough Love (UK) and February 26th on Slumberland (US). Their debut album Dead To Me received positive reviews, including from Pitchfork and now they’re ready to show and prove that they still have what it takes to keep people’s attention.

“Hypnotic Regression” may be what it takes to keep that attention going for a long time, as you will hear. If you’ve heard their first album, this new track shows what else they’re capable of doing, when doing it is a must.

VIDEO/FREE MP3 DL: sayknowledge’s “Mirror Music”

The actual track doesn’t start until the 1:06 mark of the video, but it’s a non-LP track sayknowledge made during the sessions of his Vibe Called Quest street album. If you like the track, you can download it for free.

VIDEO: Substantial’s “See Hear”

“Home Is Where The Art Is is the latest album from Substantial, and he just created a video for the track “See Hear” which focuses on the changes Baltimore, Maryland has seen in the last 40 years. The clip was directed by Ariel “Rel” Nuñez and shows a side of Baltimore most outside of the city never get a chance to see. The song was made available as a free download in September, so if you like the video, check out the song there.

RECORD CRACK: Pre-orders being taken for Art Of Burning Water LP

Art Of Burning Water
This Disgrace is the new album by sludge/noise metal monarchs Art Of Burning Water and is a split release between the SuperFi Recordings and Swarm Of Nails labels, with each label getting 150 copies each to sell. To hear what they’re about, check out the Bandcamp player below. To pre-order your record (which comes with free code to download the album as MP3’s), head on over to RiotSeason.

VIDEO: Black Pus’ “Play God”

When Black Pus makes music, fans listen. In this case, a fan by the YouTube user name of llC4ll decided to make a video for the track “Play God” from the Pus Mortem album. This is the end result.

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: T-QRON’s “A Lady Named Misery (Don’t Look Back)”

T-QRON has dropped a new track produced by Anno Domini Beats called “A Lady Named Misery”, which is done over Don Henley’s 1984 hit single “The Boys Of Summer”.. T-QRON rhymes up to the verse that is my favorite part of the song, and while I don’t want that to take away from the integrity of the song and what it means to me, it works quite well here. Have a listen.

REVIEW: Big Bennett Bionic’s “Art Of Peace”

Big Bennett Bionic Big Bennett Bionic is a decent rapper who knows how to pull out the best from his writing and deliver it in a fashion that is meant to impress, and it does. However, he also has a tendency to drop lyrics that should have been edited a bit before executing in song, and thus the imbalance I hear on his album, Art Of Peace (self-released).

The album begins with a silly intro before going into the explicit “HIFTBSYCWABS”, which stands for “Hit It From The Back, Smack Your Clit With My Balsac”, and at first I’m thinking okay, is this all that he’s going to offer: sex rhymes? The next track is what should have started the album, “Lights Out”, as he drops some incredible rhymes in a way that I would have loved to give this song a first impression. Or “Cut It Up”, which teams him up with Tony Conquerrah, Thinkwell, & Mungo the Bird Man that shows him to be a madman on the mic, I was highly impressed with both. The vibe of the album dims somewhat with a slow track called “Lilah”, which goes on for 8 minutes and 6 seconds, about 4 to 5 minutes too long. It comes off like someone leaving behind a message on a cell and Big Bennett Bionic’s voice stays on a level that goes nowhere for me. I understand it being an ode to a lady, but I would have loved a different direction with each verse. “Adriana” is a bit more mid-tempo but comes off humdrum.

On the music side, I do like the fact that most of it is not brickwalled beyond the point of no return, so while some of it is a bit sparse, I like the fact that it’s well mixed and produced, making the entire album easy to listen to. I would have loved a bit more bass and boom to these tracks so it would come off as having more activity than it does, but it works for the most part.

I’m not against sex rhymes by any means but it seems out of place on this album, and I don’t think it’s the best way Big Bennett Bionic could have started Art Of Peace. Had he started it with an interlude or spoken word piece setting up the premise for it, it would have made more sense but after hearing it, I had to ask why it was here in the first place. With a bit of fine tuning, Art Of Peace could work but that’s what creating your own playlists are for.