FREE DL: Various Artists’ “Best Dressed”


Are you a best dressed man at your place of employment, school, or the laundromat you go to? Are you considered the finest lady in your vicinity with the freshest clothes? These new songs may not be helpful but it’s a way to say hey, Deathbomb Arc have released a new compilation for you and it’s free of charge to download, but definitely use the “Name Your Price” option if you care enough. It’s called Best Dressed and it features previously unreleased music by True Neutral Crew, whose Margot Padilla also has a song of her own, plus Books On Tape, Joel Jerome, William Hutson, Stupid Future and many others. You know how Deathbomb Arc are so you know how adventurous and/or left-of-center it can be, and that can be a (very) good thing. Learn about these artists if you’re not familiar already, then learn about yourself. Again.

FREE DL: “No Children” compilation from Deathbomb Arc

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The good people of Deathbomb Arc have released a new compilation featuring the artists they’re currently working with, people they’re friends with, people they were in previous incarnations and technically still are but… if you know of Deathbomb Arc, you know about their power so here’s another comp to absorb. No Children features music from I.E., the awesome True Natural Crew, tik///tik, clipping., and six more. Margot Padilla (b/k/a I.E.) did the artwork for this one. On top of the music, this effort is free of charge so snag it.

SOME STUFFS: clipping. release a new single

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If you have been digging the style of clipping. and have wondered if they’re going to release anything more after their Sub Pop album, have patience. For now, they’ve released two brand nw song, and they are posse cuts of sorts, “Something They Don’t Know” and “Mouth”. The songs feature the likes of Black Mushroom, Chinaka Hodge, Signor Benedict The Moor, Nocando, and Open Mike Eagle, but where they are positioned in the songs (and which song) depends on… well, looking at the Bandcamp page to see where they’re at. For you DJ and remixer types, the two songs also come with instrumental and acapella mixes for both, so mix to your heart’s content.

After a number of performances in September, clipping. will be back on the road next week, starting off this new leg in L.A. Some dates have been added since my last post, they are highlighted in bold:

October 5… Los Angeles, CA (The Smell) ⺓
October 6… Phoenix, AZ (Rhythm Room) *
October 7… Albuquerque, NM (Launch Pad) *

October 9… Austin, TX Empire (Outdoor Patio) FREE SHOW *
October 10… Dallas, TX (Club Dada) *
October 11… Houston, TX (Fitzgerald’s Downstairs) *
October 12… Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon) *
October 13… Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade (Purgatory Room)) *
October 15… Carrboro, NC (Cats Cradle) *
October 16… Washington, DC (U Street Music Hall) *
October 17… Philadelphia, PA (Ortlieb’s Lounge) *
October 18… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) * {EARLY SHOW}
October 19… Boston, MA (Church of Boston) *
October 20… South Burlington, VT (Higher Ground Showcase Lounge) *
October 22… Pontiac, MI (The Pike Room) *
October 23… Milwaukee, WI (The Cactus Club) *
October 24… Cleveland, OH (Beachland Tavern) *
October 25… Newport, KY (Thompson House) *
October 26… Chicago, IL (Schubas) *
October 27… Minneapolis, MN (7th St Entry)
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October 28… Indianapolis, IN (The Hi-Fi) *
October 29… St. Louis, MO (The Demo) *
October 30… Kansas City, MO (Record Bar) *
October 31… Denver, CO (Lost Lake Lounge) * {LATE SHOW}

November 4… Rouen, France (Le 106)
November 5… Rennes, France (L’Antipode)
November 6… Lorient, France (Festival Les Indisciplinees / La Manege)
November 7… Paris, France (Le Point Ephemere)
November 8… Metz, France (Musiques Volantes / Bam)
November 9… Brussels, Belgium (Magasin4)
November 10… NL (tbc)
November 11… Kortrijk (De Kreun)
November 12… Lyon, France (tbc)
November 13… Düdingen, Switzerland (Bad Bonn)
November 14… St.Gallen, Switzerland (Palace)
November 15… Milano, Italy (tbc)

⺓ = w/ Signor Benedick The Moor, I.E., Gang Wizard, & Decide Today
* w/ Busdriver & Milo

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VIDEO: clipping.’s “Inside Out”


With clipping. now signed to Sub Pop, their music videos are getting more weirder, which is great. “Inside Out” is proof of the weirdness, you can only expect things in the future to become more (add your own unique word here).

The group have a lot of shows coming up for the next few months, head out and celebrate the clipping. experience.

September 4… Baltimore, MD (Metro Gallery)
September 5… Raleigh, NC (Hopscotch Music Festival @ Kennedy Theatre)
September 7… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands)
September 8… Lakewood, OH (Mahall’s 20 Lanes)
September 9… Cincinnati, OH (Chameleon)
September 10… Chicago, IL (Schubas Tavern)
September 11… Lawrence, KS (Replay Lounge)
September 12… Witchita, KS (Lucky’s Everyday)
September 14… Denver, CO (Goldrush Music Festival @ Larimer Lounge)
September 15… Albuquerque, NM (Launch Pad)
September 16… Phoenix, AZ (Trunk Space)
October 5… Los Angeles, CA (The Smell) ⺓
October 9… Austin, TX Empire (Outdoor Patio) FREE SHOW *
October 10… Dallas, TX (Club Dada) *
October 11… Houston, TX (Fitzgerald’s Downstairs) *
October 12… Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon) *
October 13… Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade (Purgatory Room)) *
October 16… Washington, DC (U Street Music Hall) *
October 17… Philadelphia, PA (Ortlieb’s Lounge) *
October 19… Boston, MA (Church of Boston) *
October 20… South Burlington, VT (Higher Ground Showcase Lounge) *
October 22… Pontiac, MI (The Pike Room) *
October 23… Milwaukee, WI (The Cactus Club) *
October 28… Indianapolis, IN (The Hi-Fi) *
October 29… St. Louis, MO (The Demo) *
November 4… Rouen, France (Le 106)
November 5… Rennes, France (L’Antipode)
November 6… Lorient, France (Festival Les Indisciplinees / La Manege)
November 7… Paris, France (Le Point Ephemere)
November 8… Metz, France (Musiques Volantes / Bam)
November 9… Brussels, Belgium (Magasin4)
November 10… NL (tbc)
November 11… Kortrijk (De Kreun)
November 12… Lyon, France (tbc)
November 13… Düdingen, Switzerland (Bad Bonn)
November 14… St.Gallen, Switzerland (Palace)
November 15… Milano, Italy (tbc)

⺓ = w/ Signor Benedick The Moor, I.E., Gang Wizard, & Decide Today
* w/ Busdriver & Milo

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VIDEO: True Neutral Crew’s “I Guess”


How crazy can True Neutral Crew get? This crazy. The video for “I Guess” may be minimal in its approach but it offers maximum pleasure, if you allow yourself to absorb that much from the visuals.

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FREE DL: True Neutral’s “#MONSANTO” (EP)

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True Neutral is a group featuring Brian Kinsman of Foot Village on drums, Margot Padilla of I.E. fame on electronics and wizardry, and clipping.’s Daveed Diggs sharing vocal duties with Kinsman and Padilla. If you are familiar with any of the projects these three have done, then you might be wondering if this is a beautiful union or a heavenly means of chaos. It’s both, and they’re showing it off with a 3-song EP called #MONSANTO, which also contains a bonus remix of the title track. Could you call this “alternative hip-hop”? For some portions, sure. Could you call this indie electro pop? You could. Would you want to call this noisy pop bop? Whatever you want dude or dudette, whatever you want, but again, if you are at all familiar with clipping., I.E., and/or Foot Village, blend that up in a sauce and see how it sounds/tastes. #MONSANTO is the cause.

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VIDEO: True Neutral Crew’s “#MONSANTO” (mixtape trailer)


As I’ve said a few times before, normally I have reservations of posting “trailers” for songs, albums, EP’s, or anything relating to music since to me, the proper music video is a trailer in itself. I take exception to this. True Natural Crew is a group featuring Margot Padilla, Daveed Diggs, and Brian Miller and while you may recognized their names from other projects (Padilla makes music as I.E., Diggs is with clipping., Miller is a part of Foot Village), this is a completely different beast altogether, and it’s a beast worth paying attention to. They’re about to release a street album called #MONSANTO, the name of which is an immediate attention grabber but there may be a reason for using this distinctive hashtag as a title. We will find this out perhaps when the album is released next month.

RECORD CRACK: In other words… I.E. is here

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You may not know the name Margot Padilla but keep it in mind. She has been making music out of Los Angeles for about a decade and Padilla (i.e. I.E.) released her debut album (at the length of an EP) called Most Importantly (Deathbomb Arc), which was co-produced with clipping.’s Jonathan Snipes, and mastered by Thomas Dimuzio. She covers a wide range of styles and sounds going in and out of dance, punk, club, techno, electronica, and perhaps other things unknown.

If you are familiar with the work producer Snipes did with his previous group Captain Ahab, I.E.’s music would fit alongside their works, that chaotic/psychotic/far out-ic vibe that you’ll ever fall in love with or toss out the car window. With luck, you’ll do the former.

There is a vinyl pressing of Most Importantly available, only 100 copies were pressed and you may buy it from the Deathbomb Arc web store.

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