Light In The Attic dig up Japanese folk, city pop and new age rarities

Expect mountains rare disco, new age and city pop. Reissue specialist Light In the Attic has announced a new series exploring Japan’s vast heritage music, from folk and rock to new age, boogie, starry-eyed city pop and groundbreaking electronica. The series will begin with a compilation called Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973, which the […]

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Watch David Banner Explain Why Black People Should Be Racist

Rapper and activist David Banner went on The Breakfast Club for a revealing interview. He talked experiencing depression and new music he’s releasing. However, one the show-stopping moments was when Banner insisted Black people should be racist. In a discussion around different races keeping money within their own communities, Banner said, “I don’t see a problem in racism anymore.” He continued, […]

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Here’s Why Aaron Hernandez’s Lawyer Thinks The His Death Could Be Murder

Aaron Hernandez was pronounced dead on Wednesday morning just days after being found not guilty on double murder chargers. The shocking death was deemed a suicide but the former NFL star’s lawyer Jose Baez isn’t buying it. TMZ reports that Baez has launched an investigation on behalf Hernandez’s family as they’re not convinced that Aaron committed suicide. The attorney, who just […]

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Omar Souleyman announces new techno-tinged album To Syria, With Love

A “personal ode” to his Syrian homeland. Omar Souleyman returns with his third album, To Syria, With Love, which is out Mad Decent on June 2. The follow-up to 2015’s Bahdeni Nami, this new LP has been described as “a departure musically and lyrically” from Souleyman’s previous material. The Syrian-born singer still embraces traditional dabke and Egyptian baladi folk styles, but this time […]

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EMA announces new album Exile In The Outer Ring, shares 'Aryan Nation'

The new single takes an unflinching look at her Midwestern roots. EMA, aka songwriter Erika M. Anderson, has announced her third album Exile In The Outer Ring will be out this summer through City Slang. While 2014’s The Future’s Void was released on Matador, she explained recently that her new album was “too political” and “not exactly mainstream”, comparing it […]

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Bruce Langhorne, legendary folk musician and 'Mr. Tambourine Man' inspiration, has died

“If you had Bruce playing with you, that’s all you would need to do just about anything.” – Bob Dylan Folk music legend Bruce Langhorne has passed away, according to acolyte Dylan Golden Aycock. Langhorne was a session guitarist and percussionist and a friend to Bob Dylan. He inspired the song ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, contributed the spidering guitar solo on […]

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Half-a-Million Rare Recordings are Rotting In the UK…

They’re decaying on dusty shelves, neglected for decades.  Now, the British Library is now trying to save a massive collection more than 500,000 old sound recordings. To save nearly half a million ‘at-risk’ recordings in the UK, the British Library launched a major preservation and access project on Wednesday.  Dubbed Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, the project received a major £9.5m ($11.9m) […]

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Listen to over 3000 songs from Haruki Murakami’s record collection

Originally published on The Vinyl Factory. Thaw mind and muscle with the Japanese author. The next best thing to pulling up a chair in Murakami’s study and dissecting Horace Silver, is going to be tucking in to this mind-boggling 3,350-song playlist from his vinyl collection. One the most music-obsessed novelists on the planet, Murakami’s 10,000-record strong collection is mainly jazz […]

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Cousin Stizz shares Offset collab 'Headlock' from new mixtape One Night Only

Watch a trailer for the release now. Boston rapper Cousin Stizz has released ‘Headlock’ a collaboration with Migos-member Offset from the upcoming mixtape One Night Only. A favorite ours since we heard his debut mixtape, Suffolk County, Stizz landed in both our favorite tracks and albums 2016 with his second release MONDA. The new track is an initial glimpse One […]

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