AUDIO: ConflictHipHop’s “Life Is Hard (LoopholeUK Remix)”

Hip-hop that still sounds like the kind of music you may have heard on a radio station “left of the dial” or on some British mix tape because you didn’t want to hear something that was familiar? Maybe you will like this remix of “Life Is Hard” by ConflictHipHop, put together by Loophole. This will return you from where you forgot you once were.

VIDEO: Matt Kivel’s “End Of Adventure”


It was only about a month ago when I posted news about Matt Kivel‘s then new video for “Insignificance”. Kivel is not about to rest for the time being, for he has come up with another video, this time for “End Of Adventure”, directed by Ben Elie. Both of the songs are taken from his latest album on Woodsist, Days Of Being Wild. He’ll be performing at the Hopstoch Music Festival next week in Raleigh, North Carolina on the 4th.

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AUDIO: Constant Flow featuring Immortal Technique & Melanie Fontana’s “Moment Of Peace”

Constant Flow’s first album for Viper Records, Ascension, will make it out and about in five days. He has been sharing some of his songs from it in recent weeks, here’s one that also features Melanie Fontana and Immortal Technique called “Moment Of Peace”, something all of us would love to experience in this lifetime.

SOME STUFFS: Literature add more dates to autumn tour

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A few weeks ago, Literature announced a small handful of dates for their tour that will start in late summer. or what’s also called “next week”. They have added more dates, so here they are. Previously announced dates are in bold:

September 5… Bethlehem, PA (Nancy Run Fire Company) 〶
September 6… Baltimore, MD (Holy Underground) ☘
September 7… Washington DC (George Washington University)
September 8… Marietta, OH (Project Active Media)
September 9… Cleveland, OH (Dag House)
September 10… Dayton, OH (South Park Tavern)
September 11… Nashville, TN (Betty’s)
September 13… Savannah, GA (The Bomb Shelter)
September 14… Charlotte, NC (Snug Harbor)
September 15… Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s)
September 17… Brooklyn, NY (Death by Audio)
September 18… New York, NY (Cake Shop)

September 20… New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) 〠
September 21… Albany, NY (Low Beat) 〷
September 22… Cleveland, OH (Happy Dog) 〄
September 24… Grand Rapids, MI (Mulligan’s Pub)
September 25… Chicago, IL (Quenchers)
September 26… Milwaukee, WI (Quarters) ⻩
September 28… Omaha, NE (Sweatshop Gallery) ⤋
September 30… Boise, ID (The Crux)
October 1… Spokane, WA (The Bartlett) ⁜
October 2… Portland, OR (Foggy Notion)
October 3… Sacramento, CA (Witch Room) Ώ
October 4… San Francisco, CA (Hemlock Tavern)
October 5… Los Angeles, CA (The Echo) ᕘ
October 6… San Diego, CA (The Hideout)

〶 = w/ Slow Warm Death
☘ = w/ Expert Alterations
〠 = w/ The Drums & Beverly
〷 = w/ Neighborhood Of Make Believe, Drgn King
〄 = w/ Cheap Clone
⻩ = w/ ROM, Soul Low, Lost Spirit
⤋ = w/ Nathan Ma & The Rosettes
⁜ = w/ Sebadoh
Ώ = w/ Soft Science
ᕘ = w/ The Shivas

Literature just put together a video for “Kites”, watch and let it fly.

AUDIO: Dawin’s “Just Girly Things (Kiely Rich Remix)”

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Just Girly Things is the name of the forthcoming EP by Brooklyn singer Dawin, who is signed to Casablanca Records. From the EP is his first single, the title track, but this appears here in the form of a remix by Kiely Rich. It may be too late for it to play favoritism as the song of the summer but it sounds perfect for the remainder of the year.

SOME STUFFS: The History Of Apple Pie offer a slice of “Jamais Vu”


Two weeks ago, The History Of Apple Pie shared a brand new video, a juicer if you will, for their song “Tame”. The music is a preview of what’s to come on their forthcoming album due out in about a month called Feel Something (Marshall Teller). September 30th is still a bit away but it’s not stopping the group from releasing another song, and this one is called “Jamais Vu”, listenable below. THOAP will announce dates very soon for a tour in the UK and the rest of Europe.

SOME STUFFS: Redfoo to release debut solo album

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When I saw this in my e-mail box and the press release said he was a “multi-platinum selling, award winning, global phenom”,
I’m thinking “who?” I then learned that one of the guys from LMFAO is named Redfoo. Why, I have no fricken idea, but he will be going out into the music world once again, this time on his own, for a solo album that will be released before the end of the year. His video for “New Thang” already has close to 900,000 hits on YouTube, which means he doesn’t need any more hits, nor will my post make any impact whatsoever but I will give this Redfoo guy a shot, for you.

VIDEO: Has-Lo & Castle’s “Good Feelings”


Live Like You’re Dead is more than an album title, but how can one possibly live when they are deceased? We don’t know how Castle and Has-Lo manages, but perhaps there’s a bit of a meaning in that statement. You can listen to one of them in their new video for “Good Feelings”, which sounds more positive.

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RECORD CRACK: Mikey Erg and Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers gather for mutual record

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A new split EP will be released by Mikey Erg and Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers, courtesy of Count Your Lucky Stars. The record can be pre-ordered now, which will feature a new song by each band, and each band covering the others song. For proof, listen to Warren Franklin’s “Please Return” by heading here, or to listen to Mikey Erg covering Franklin’s “You’ve Never Heard (My Aim Is True”, go there.